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Human chain saves woman from flooded vehicle in Maryland

Human chain saves woman from flooded vehicle in Maryland

Torrential rain caused a tributary of the Patapsco River to overflow and send floodwaters through Ellicott City , an unincorporated community in Howard County, about 35 miles (56 km) northeast of Washington, D.C. Similar calls came in from other Main Street businesses, including Phoenix Emporium and Ellicott Mills Brewing Company. Authorities say that four to five buildings have been destroyed , with another thirty or so buildings having suffered severe damage . Read More

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Florida to start aerial spraying of insecticides to tackle Zika

RiverStone Health and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services confirmed Wednesday the first Zika virus case has been reported in Yellowstone County. Smith said that the virus is also transmitted by sexual activity and that both sexually active men and women should take the necessary precautions if they travel to countries where the virus is prevalent. Read More

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Do we really need to floss?

The Associated Press investigation also found that dental floss manufacturers aren't able to provide evidence that flossing is instrumental in preventive care either, which is enlightening because companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble fund a great deal of the unsubstantiated research. Read More

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Odell Beckham Leaves Giants Practice With Ankle Injury

Odell Beckham Leaves Giants Practice With Ankle Injury

We tend to overreact to most training camp injuries, but the initial panic felt by Giants fans was entirely justified. "I guess if a guy talks about you that much, you must be doing something right", Norman said. Victor Cruz is back a lot sooner than anyone expected. Giants head coach Ben McAdoo spoke to the media after Sunday's practice, stating that "Odell got cleated and has a cut or two". Read More

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Deutsche Bank revenues down 20%, CEO warn of further cuts

Deutsche Bank revenues down 20%, CEO warn of further cuts

Cryan said in a statement: " While our results show that we are undergoing a sustained restructuring, we are satisfied with the progress we are making ". Profits at Deutsche Bank fell sharply in the first half of the year, Germany's biggest lender has revealed, as the markets await the results of health checks on European Union banks which could shed light on its financial strength. Read More

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The Newest Antibiotic Is Right Under Your Nose. Well, Inside It, Actually

The Newest Antibiotic Is Right Under Your Nose. Well, Inside It, Actually

The bacteria that produces lugdunin, Staphylococcus lugdunensis , is present in about 10% of humans, the Washington Post reports , and can also cause infections. Antibiotics approved in recent years have been similar to others already in use, making it easier for bacteria to become resistant to them, he said. But the study hints at ways that studying the body's microbes, collectively called the human microbiome, could lead to new treatments for disease, said Kjersti Aagaard, an associate ... Read More

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Researchers Map 180 Distinct Areas in Human Brain's Cortex

Researchers Map 180 Distinct Areas in Human Brain's Cortex

In other words, there are still questions to be asked about how much each cortical area is specialised for a specific role, and how much they are part of a broader coordinated network. "We're reasonably confident that many neuroscientists are champing at the bit to go at this", he said . For example, a region called 55b lights up when someone hears a story, indicating that the region is involved with language. Read More

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European Union approves 'Privacy Shield' data transfer deal with the US

European Union approves 'Privacy Shield' data transfer deal with the US

Member states of the European Commission have given "strong support" to the Privacy Shield said the EC's Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova in a statement . "It is fundamentally different from the old Safe Harbour". The E.U. Commission will formally adopt the agreement on Tuesday. Austrian internet activist Max Schrems - who brought a case against Facebook in Ireland that led to the European Union court judgement past year - has said the new deal amounts to putting "10 layers of lipstick ... Read More

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Nampa, Payette mosquitoes infected with West Nile

It can be transmitted sexually from a man to his sex partners. But it can cause fetal death and severe brain defects in the children of women infected during pregnancy. In Costa Rica, according to the Ministry of Health, as of last week the number of peope with the virus has grown to 127 cases. Infection with the Zika virus may protect against future infection, but pregnancy seems to extend how long the mosquito-borne virus stays in the body, a new study in monkeys suggests. Read More

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Third Victim Dies in Shooting Near Woodburn

Third Victim Dies in Shooting Near Woodburn

The incident was reported at a farm house near Woodburn, about 30 miles south of Portland, reports CBS affiliate KOIN . The man remained in critical condition. WOODBURN, Ore . (AP) — Marion County authorities have booked a 29-year-old man on suspicion of aggravated murder in the shooting deaths of two men and a woman at a farm in Northwest Oregon. Read More

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National HIV Testing Day

National HIV Testing Day

A little closer to home, there are over 27,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Houston and Harris County. Although various projects as well as NGOs related to HIV Positive and AIDS are facing financial crunch from last two years in all parts of the State, but good news is that deaths caused by this infection or disease declined almost 60 percent in the State. Read More

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Cedar Fire has burned almost 43K acres

Cedar Fire has burned almost 43K acres

The blaze is about 2 ½ miles north of Cedar Creek where 300 people live. A blaze that destroyed two dozen homes and numerous other structures while racing across 28 square miles of tinder-dry forest in central New Mexico is finally showing signs of slowing down thanks to more favorable weather. Read More

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National Aboriginal Day marked by song, dance, sunrise ritual

National Aboriginal Day marked by song, dance, sunrise ritual

British Columbians are being encouraged to participate in their local National Aboriginal Day celebrations on June 21 as a means of fostering reconciliation through awareness of Aboriginal culture and achievements. Both Ontario and Canada are committed to implementing all 94 of the TRC's Calls to Action. It is well past the time for us as a country to take more than just one more attempt at a first step forward. Read More

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Plane on way to South Pole for daring winter medical rescue

Now they need to fly another 2400 km to the Amundsen Scott South Poll station where an employee must be evacuated for hospitalization. The NSF says it conducted previous winter evacuation flights in 2001 and 2003. They work at lower temperatures than the military LC-130 cargo planes that are the workhorse for supplying the pole in the summer months. "So somewhere along their flight, they will have a point where they still have enough fuel to turn around and go back to Rathura and land". Read More

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As Zika looms, US health officials worry about the neighbors

Dr. Margaret Honein, chief of the birth defects branch at The Centers for Disease Control said , "It's somewhat reassuring that it looks like third-trimester infections aren't posing a major risk of that very serious outcome". If you don't have air conditioning or screens on your windows and doors, you're more likely to get bitten by mosquitoes. Frieden said officials and the community can take measures to reduce the risk of mosquito exposure. Read More

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Experimental Zika vaccine to begin human testing

Experimental Zika vaccine to begin human testing

The early-stage study will enroll 40 healthy subjects and evaluate safety, tolerability and immune response generated by the vaccine GLS-5700. The company is also collaborating with Inovio on DNA-based vaccines for Ebola and for MERS. A vaccine could still be far away. In February, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika a global public health emergency. During preclinical testing, this vaccine proved its worth in animal models, "demonstrating the product's potential to prevent ... Read More

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Rio de Janeiro has declared a financial emergency

Government officials in Rio de Janiero have declared a state of "public calamity" ahead of this summer's Olympic games in the city. "The games, they are guaranteed and will happen", Andrada said. "Besides, on the issues of security, where the mayor's office is not responsible, we are certain the partnership with the federal government will work". Read More

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