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West Nile Virus Found In Washington County

West Nile Virus Found In Washington County

SOUTH WINDSOR- The West Nile Virus most recently has been detected in South Windsor. State health departments are warning residents to take precautions against mosquitoes, which spread the virus. Ten sentinel chickens also tested positive. "So we probably have 100,000 to 200,000 people that were infected in Louisiana, and that are immune", Ratard said. Read More

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Public housing goes smoke

Public housing goes smoke

It gave all public housing authorities until the end of this month, July 31, to come up with a smoke-free policy. They say the rule will protect close to 2 million Americans across the country from being exposed to secondhand smoke in their homes, including more than 18,000 in Wisconsin. Read More

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National Hot Dog Day 2018 freebies & deals TODAY

National Hot Dog Day 2018 freebies & deals TODAY

Jumbo hot dogs, polish sausages or Italian sausages are not included. National Ice Cream Day was a personal favorite, but that has since come and gone. Free pretzel dog for the first 100 customers. Dog Haus : Get a free hot dog Wednesday by downloading the Dog Haus Rewards App and then registering for the program. Read More

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Jada Pinkett Smith reveals her grandmother taught her about 'self-pleasuring'

Jada Pinkett Smith reveals her grandmother taught her about 'self-pleasuring'

It's not the first time Willow has shocked Jada on the show - the teen also confessed she had self-harmed during the height of her fame in 2010, when she was just 10. "My grandmother taught me about self-pleasuring because she wanted me to know that that pleasure was from me", Pinkett Smith says. Pinkett Smith was remarkably only 9 years old when she began self exploration of her body and learned how to masturbate. Read More

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How to have tough conversations about mental health

How to have tough conversations about mental health

It's a hidden problem for many people. "It's a national problem of wide scope that we need comprehensive approaches for", said Anne Schuchat, a CDC deputy director. There's also no single cause for suicide. Or for global folks, a list of crisis centers can be found here . Among people aged 15 to 34, suicide is the second leading cause of death . Read More

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Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts On The Rise Among Young People: 'It's A Critical Public-Health Crisis Right Now'

Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts On The Rise Among Young People: 'It's A Critical Public-Health Crisis Right Now'

Using data from the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS), the researchers used billing codes to identify emergency department encounters, observation stays and inpatient hospitalizations tied to suicide ideation and attempts. Plemmons and his colleagues said in the Pediatrics study that it is possible that physicians are paying more attention and sending kids to specialist hospitals because they don't feel equipped to deal with suicidal thinking. Read More

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FDA approves first non-opioid treatment for opioid withdrawal

FDA approves first non-opioid treatment for opioid withdrawal

These include animal and in-human studies to examine long-term use of Lucemyra, potentially during a gradual opioid dose-reduction process rather than sudden removal. In 2016, opioid-related overdoses in the USA led to more than 42,000 deaths-a toll that exceeded the number of people killed in vehicle crashes. The FDA requires a further 15 postmarketing studies to check for the safety of the drug. Read More

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DR Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine

DR Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine

About 4,000 doses will be sent to the remote north-western province of equator. The outbreak has been localized to three health areas, namely Bikoro (29 cases), Iboko (8 cases) and Wangata (2 cases). Transporting the vaccines to the affected area would be logistically challenging. "It's a highly complex operation in one of the most hard terrains in the world". Read More

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Shooting Suspect On The Loose In Marin County

Shooting Suspect On The Loose In Marin County

The victim has been identified as Sabrina Elizabeth Lew, 30, of Mill Valley. The dramatic scene disrupted the typically quiet Mill Valley, when deputies responded to the 900 block of E. Police received at least one report of a gun barrel protruding from an apartment at the complex. Other residents were told to stay indoors. At around 5pm a SWAT team set up explosives at the door of an apartment that the suspect had been seen fleeing to. Read More

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Giants prioritize run game by picking Barkley

Giants prioritize run game by picking Barkley

The note reads, " Saquon Barkley No Matter What", which is a play on the fake scene in the movie where Kevin Costner unfolds a note that reads "Vontae Mack No Matter What". Though he didn't work out at the Penn State pro day, Barkley did not disappoint at the scouting combine, posting a 20-yard shuttle time of 4.24 seconds to go along with a 4.40 40-yard dash, a 41-inch vertical leap and 29 bench press reps of 225 pounds. Read More

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DJ Avicii dead at 28

DJ Avicii dead at 28

He wrote: "WE ALL REACH A POINT IN OUR LIVES AND CAREERS WHERE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT MATTERS THE MOST TO US". I send my honest condolences to his family, friends, fans and loved ones, and we will forever keep his memory and his music alive and in our hearts. Read More

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Could one drink a day shorten your life?

Could one drink a day shorten your life?

Drinking was also associated with an increased risk of stroke , heart failure , fatal hypertensive disease, and fatal aortic aneurysms but a lowered risk of non-fatal heart attacks . Professor Bu Yeap, a health researcher at the University of WA says that the bottom line from this study is that "less is probably better". The Daily Telegraph wrote: "Six glasses of wine a week is too much despite government guidelines suggesting it is a safe limit". Read More

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Saudi Arabia Says It Intercepts Houthi Missiles in Riyadh and Southern Cities

Saudi Arabia Says It Intercepts Houthi Missiles in Riyadh and Southern Cities

Houthi rebels reportedly fired a number of missiles towards a Saudi government building. Wednesday's attacks were claimed by the rebels via their news outlet Al-Masirah. One of the drones was targeting the Abha worldwide airport in Asir province, which led to a temporary suspension of air traffic, and a second was approaching a "civilian object" in Jizan province, he said. Read More

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Call for universal health coverage

Call for universal health coverage

As World Health Day is being celebrated globally, the World Health Organisation has urged Nigerians to imbibe the culture of exercise so as to live healthy lives. But half the world's population is still unable to obtain the health services they need. Universal Health Coverage will ensure nobody end up broke because they had to pay medical expensesWhat is World Health Day 2018 all about? It also launched a set of six stamps commemorative UN World Health Day stamps to promote worldwide ... Read More

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Yankee Stadium is filled with snow, home opener postponed

Yankee Stadium is filled with snow, home opener postponed

One out later, NY chose to intentionally walk Josh Donaldson to load the bases for Smoak, who worked the count full before his shot to center field. Over on the Yankees' side, they're fresh off a set versus Toronto. The game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets has been rescheduled for July 9. Tampa Bay lost three of four to the Boston Red Sox. Read More

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