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Hot dog eaters weigh-in for Nathan's Famous 2018 competition

Hot dog eaters weigh-in for Nathan's Famous 2018 competition Runner-up Carmen Cincotti's official tally shot up to 64 from 45 after the recount. In addition, competitive eaters at the hot dog contest compete for a total prize pool of $40,000, including $10,000 each for the winners of the men's and women's main events. [Full Article...]

Could this virus test replace the Pap smear?

Could this virus test replace the Pap smear? Harper notes that using both Pap smears and HPV testing can mean up to 30 percent of women could have a false positive. He said that physicians will have to make the choice between HPV testing and co-testing based on cost-effectiveness studies and their own discretion, while continuing to improve outreach for underserved and inadequately screened women to combat such high rates of cervical ca... [Full Article...]

Artificial Ovary Treatment Could Help Women Have Babies After Chemotherapy

Artificial Ovary Treatment Could Help Women Have Babies After Chemotherapy An alternative involves removing ovarian tissue before treatment, freezing it, and returning it to the body after. The study will be presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Spain. [Full Article...]

Working over 45 hours a week may up diabetes risk in women

Working over 45 hours a week may up diabetes risk in women Diabetes placed a burden on the global economy of U.S. $1.31 trillion in the year 2015 alone. Researchers tracked participants, who were all actively working with no history of diabetes at the start of the study, for 12 years. The effect, however, was not found in women who work 30 to 40 hours per week, suggesting that this amount of work may curb the risk of the disease. [Full Article...]

LIST: Fourth of July celebrations across eastern Idaho

LIST: Fourth of July celebrations across eastern Idaho The National Weather Service predicts a high of 88 with a 30 percent chance of storms after 2 p.m. Until recently, Pennsylvania allowed the sale of most fireworks 365 days a year-but only to people who could show out-of-state identification. [Full Article...]

You're probably washing your hands all wrong, study says

You're probably washing your hands all wrong, study says Food safety inspectors from the US Department of Agriculture brought nearly 400 participants to a test kitchen in North Carolina and had them prepare a faux meal - including washing their hands beforehand. So, how should you wash your hands? "As a mother of three young children, I am very familiar with the mad dash families go through to put dinner on the table", Carmen Rottenberg, the USDA's ... [Full Article...]

A Fish Pedicure May Have Made This Woman's Toenails Fall Off

A Fish Pedicure May Have Made This Woman's Toenails Fall Off Earlier this year, a young woman from NY came to the dermatologists at Weill Cornell Medicine hospital because six of her toenails had begun detaching from her foot for no apparent reason six months prior. Now it's those trendy fish pedicures that are shrouded in horror. Since the tubs and fish themselves cannot be cleaned in between customers, bacterial and fungal infections can lurk and easi... [Full Article...]

Artificial 'ovaries' boost fertility hope for cancer patients

Scientists were then able to grow the ovarian follicles on this engineered scaffold of ovarian tissue. Cancer treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy can often lead to damaging the ovaries and fertility of the woman. One of the options of preserving fertility is freezing the eggs after their removal prior to cancer therapy. He added that the new technique transplants only the egg... [Full Article...]

Drinking coffee could extend your life

Drinking coffee could extend your life Indeed, only a fraction of the people in the study reported drinking 8 or more cups of coffee a day, she added - about 10,000 of the 500,000 participants. Results aside, however, it is still not clear exactly how drinking coffee might affect longevity. The team at the National Cancer Institute used data from people taking part in a large genetic study in Britain called the U.K. [Full Article...]

Texas investigates 56 cases of people sick from parasite

An investigation is underway after at least 56 people in Texas got sick due to the parasite . The intestinal illness is caused by consuming food or water contaminated with the microscopic parasite. The symptoms may also come and go many times over weeks or months. The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that health care providers need to examine stool samples that may requi... [Full Article...]

Weather: Dangerous heat wave will make it feel like 105 degrees Monday

Weather: Dangerous heat wave will make it feel like 105 degrees Monday Showers will very likely linger into early Friday . THURSDAY: Hot and humid. Most of ME is heading into a stretch of heat and humidity that won't subside until Friday at the earliest, the National Weather Service in Gray said Sunday . [Full Article...]

Large study shows drinking coffee could extend your life

Dr. Robin Poole, a specialty registrar in public health at the University of Southampton who did not work on the study, told Newsweek the research is significant as it includes a very large sample of people from the general population, and data both on coffee consumption and genetics. [Full Article...]

Shark Pulls Woman Overboard By Biting Finger In Australia

Shark Pulls Woman Overboard By Biting Finger In Australia The entire harrowing encounter was captured on video , which shows Brunning screaming as she is dragged into the water before the boat's crew and her friends pull her out. The good news was her finger was still attached to her hand - she sustained cuts, a fracture and a torn ligament, but it was still intact. They will bite to defend themselves if they feel threatened. [Full Article...]

Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack

Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) negotiate prescription drug pricing for employers and health plans and run large mail-order pharmacies, offering incentives to patients to fill prescriptions with them. Beyond a joint press release, Amazon declined to disclose terms of the deal or comment on how the business would be integrated. Just last week, Amazon , Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase ... [Full Article...]

Study shows most people don't know how to wash their hands

Forty-eight million people get foodborne illnesses every year, and many of those cases could be prevented with proper hand washing. But because hand washing is often done hastily, or not at all, it's little surprise that food poisoning is common in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes The main drivers of diabetes include eating an unhealthy diet, having a sedentary lifestyle, and obesity , but the new research indicates the extent to which outdoor air pollution plays a role. There are evidences that prove that the current levels are still not safe and should be tightened for better health of the native people. This study is the first to attempt to quantify the connection bet... [Full Article...]

General Electric surges after announcing another spinoff as it leaves the Dow

General Electric surges after announcing another spinoff as it leaves the Dow When Flannery's done, GE will bear little resemblance to the conglomerate that used to count NBC, home-appliances, plastics and a sprawling finance unit among its holdings. On Monday, he announced the sale of an industrial-engine business to buyout firm Advent International. The division makes MRI machines and sells other medical equipment to hospitals and labs. [Full Article...]

Coli Outbreak with Contaminated Irrigation Canals

Coli Outbreak with Contaminated Irrigation Canals Contaminated canal water appears to have been the source of the national food poisoning out break linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma in April. These individuals ate whole-head romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region. Of those who endured hospitalizations, 27 developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Consumer Reports' food safety director Dr. [Full Article...]

Mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus in Owensboro

Mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus in Owensboro Mosquito larvicide is easy to use and can be purchased at most home improvement stores. The response to mosquito transmitted diseases in Connecticut is a collaborative inter-agency effort involving the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Department of Agriculture and the Depa... [Full Article...]

50-pound ovarian cyst removed from Alabama woman

50-pound ovarian cyst removed from Alabama woman The 30-year-old woman, Kayla Rahn, had experienced stomach pain and weight gain for months, and even had trouble with everyday activities like walking, according to local news outlet WSFA . "I remember telling my mom I knew they were going to fix it", said Rahn. "I legit looked like I was a solid 9 months pregnant ", she said. Doctors with Jackson Hospital removed the cyst on May 26. [Full Article...]


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