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Brown recluse, black widow and other dangerous spiders found in the US

"The deadliest spider in the world" can help save his own victims Australian canal networks are renowned as the world's deadliest spider. Now one of them, Colossus, is milked for his prodigious production of poison, which will be used to create life-saving antidotes against the bite of his own race. From a black widow found in the store bought broccoli …

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Dallas County Confirms 1st Human West Nile Case of 2018

The first human case of West Nile virus was registered in Dallas County for 2018, Dallas County Health and Human Services Department confirms. The patient lives in the postcode 75061 and was diagnosed with the neuroinvasive form of the disease, the most severe form of the virus. For reasons of medical confidentiality and privacy, additional identifying information will not be …

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City to spray after West Nile Virus found in Worcester, Auburn mosquitoes

A Mosquito Road Map Spraying Thursday City workers will begin spraying parts of the city after learning from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health that West Nile Virus was detected in mosquitoes in Worcester and Auburn. Spraying will be held on July 12th between sunset and midnight in neighborhoods along Highland Street, Pleasant Street and Park Ave., to the west …

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Physician burnout a key driver of medical errors

(Reuters Health) – Burned doctors are more likely to commit serious medical errors, regardless of workplace safety measures, new research shows. "The only attempt to correct the setting of healthcare environments to prevent mistakes is not enough, we also need to address the real underlying human factors that contribute to errors, particularly by looking at the doctor's burnout", Dr. Daniel …

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State Approves Use Of Medical Marijuana For Treatment Of Autism, 10 Other Debilitating Conditions

Autism and 10 other debilitating conditions, which include chronic pain, spinal cord injury and Tourette's syndrome, can now be treated with medical marijuana. Patients must be registered Michigan voters to qualify. ( Pixabay ) The State of Michigan adds autism and other 10 debilitating medical conditions to the list of diseases that qualify for medical marijuana treatment. Shelly Edgerton, director …

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West Nile detected in Cincinnati’s North Avondale neighborhood

CINCINNATI – A pool in the city's North Avondale neighborhood was positive for the West Nile virus. However, the Cincinnati Health Department states that it is not necessary to be alarmed. It is normal to get a positive result for West Nile among mosquitoes in this period of the year Last year, Ohio had 34 human cases of West Nile …

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Some heart, high blood pressure drugs containing valsartan recalled due to cancer risk

Several heart medications and arterial hypertension containing valsartan are recalled due to a substance that can cause cancer. Health Canada claims that the drugs were supplied by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals in China and that the valsartan used in the affected products contains an impurity known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). NDMA is a potential carcinogen that could cause cancer with long-term exposure. …

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4 Your Health: living in NYC not so healthy, a new approach to k – KVOA | KVOA.com

Hormone therapy can increase the risk of serious health problems in transgender women. This is according to a new study by Emory University and Kaiser Permanente. He showed that transsexual women undergoing several years of estrogen therapy were significantly more likely to have a heart attack or stroke than other women. Faster transplants for Hep -C patients Transplanted kidneys infected …

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