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Cuesta College student dies of suspected bacterial meningitis

A student from Cuesta College who lives in San Luis Obispo has died of what is believed to be bacterial meningitis, according to the San Luis Obispo County public health department. Health officials say laboratory tests to confirm the diagnosis. [19659002] Meanwhile, public health officials say they are working with local hospitals, colleges and people who have had close contact …

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Is influenza what’s circulating at Roselawn Condon School?

CINCINNATI – At least one sick student at Roselawn Condon School was positive for influenza A, according to the Cincinnati Department of Health. The department is working with the public schools of Cincinnati to determine the nature of the disease that forced 17 employees and 140 students to call the sick Wednesday . About 170 students were ill on Thursday …

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FYI, You May Experience Menopause Symptoms A Lot Sooner Than You Think

You've probably heard of menopause commonly known as the point where a person's menstrual cycle stops forever. But it may surprise you that many symptoms that occur during menopause actually begin much earlier, during a phase called perimenopause. Perimenopause refers to the period of time when people begin to notice inconsistency in their menstrual cycle, until the onset of menopause. …

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Popular weed killer dramatically raises cancer risk for anyone exposed to it, study says

Glyphosate, a herbicide that remains the most ubiquitous herb killer in the world, increases the cancer risk of those who are exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says. Researchers at the University of Washington evaluated existing chemical studies – found in weed killers including Monsanto's popular Roundup – and concluded that it significantly increases the risk of non-Hodgkin's …

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Darla Shine, wife of White House chief, tweets on measles, vaccination

CLOSE A measles epidemic is spreading in a Washington county known for not choosing to vaccinate its children, and health officials have declared a public health emergency. USA TODAY White House Communications Director's wife, Bill Shine, said Wednesday that measles, now in an outbreak in New York and Washington, "keep you healthy" and "fight cancer". by Darla Shine came a …

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Milder flu season may be due to a better flu vaccine match, report says

Breaking News Email Get the latest special alerts and reports. The news and stories that count, delivered on weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 14, 2019, 6:35 PM GMT by Shamard Charles, MD This season's flu vaccine is a good result for viral strains circulating, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, partly explaining the lower gravity …

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Teen cannabis use linked to higher risk of adolescent depression

LONDON – Adolescents who use cannabis are at greater risk of developing depression and suicidal thoughts as young adults and should be made aware of these risks by parents and physicians, scientists said today. Approximately 7% of adolescent cases could be avoided if the use of cannabis was eliminated, according to an analysis of data on mental illness among young …

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The Stupidest Measles Myths and Why They’re Wrong

Life hack: the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty) You, dear reader Lifehacker, are smart enough to know that measles are bad and that measles vaccine is good. But there is a lot of misinformation floating around, especially when the disease explodes in Washington, Texas and New York. What to do if there is a outbreak of …

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