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Full-scale active threat exercises will be held at Emory University, CDC

This week, Emory University campus and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention campus will host large-scale "Active Threat" exercises. The joint exercises conducted by Emory, the CDC, and The Atlanta Urban Area Security Initiative will be conducted to test the organizations' response to an active threat in the Metro Atlanta. Dozens of federal and local emergency workers and CDC, …

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Adding lentils to your meals can combat hypertension

Adding cheap lentils to your meals could fend off hypertension, several studies have shown. Picture credits: Mytinytank / Wikipedia We all know the old adage: eat your vegetables if you want to get well. Well, that's still good advice – maybe even more than ever. In particular, legumes are extremely healthy and an important source of protein, fiber and dietary …

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Why do these medieval European women have alien-like skulls?

Specimens with strong (left), some (middle) and none (right) skull deformation. Photo credits: State Collection of Anthropology and Paleoanatomy Munich, Germany Scientists have been baffled by the discovery of mysterious, 1,500-year-old skulls in Bavarian tombs for more than half a century, but now they have some genetic detection. "The pointed skulls belonged probably to the immigrant brides, who traveled from …

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What is Keto? Trendy diet allows a lot of cheese and fat

Ketogenics is the latest dietary favorite in the nutrition world, especially for prominent supporters like Halle Berry. In essence, the keto diet is a low-carb diet that emphasizes that eating moderate amounts of protein, but plenty of fat, such as avocados and cheese. Thinking: By eliminating carbohydrates, your body will burn stored fat through a process called ketosis, which helps …

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lawsuit could force SC to spend millions to treat inmates for Hep C

According to the CDC, there are over 3 million Americans infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Three-quarters of them are baby boomers. (Photo: designer491, Getty Images / iStockphoto) COLUMBIA – A lawsuit that could require the SC Department of Corrections to waste tens of millions of dollars to possibly treat thousands of prison inmates with hepatitis C, one of …

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Doctors find a huge bubble where a part of the human brain should be

The 84-year-old man came to the emergency room with complaints that were not unusual for a patient of his age. He reported that he had felt insecure in recent months and repeatedly plunged in recent weeks. In the three days prior to his hospital visit, his left arm and leg had weakened noticeably. Nevertheless, there were no red flags in …

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Form of bird flu found in Sulfur Springs chicken farm

Texas and federal agriculture agencies test birds and poultry in a northeastern Texas county after inspectors discovered a low-pathogenic form of bird flu in a poultry farm. The US Department of Agriculture says H7N1 influenza was found last week during routine surveillance of a commercial breeding herd of about 24,000 chickens in Hopkins County, about 120 kilometers northeast of Dallas. …

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More children go to the emergency room with severe allergies

"Parents recognize symptoms, call their pediatricians, and come to the ER more quickly," Haywood said in a statement. "The big question is, why and we need to figure that out in the medical community," We know that food allergies are both genetically and environmentally related – and we know something has changed so that The results reflect a report released …

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3 children at JoCo. Test of childcare facilities positive for measles | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF television

Blood Sample Positive with Measles Virus Blood Sample Positive with Measles Virus JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. – Johnson County Department of Health and Environment announced Tuesday that three children at JoCo, Daycare Center have been tested positive for measles Measles, a respiratory disease caused by a virus, kills approximately 146,000 people worldwide each year, but cases in the US have been …

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