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Minnesota declares state of emergency over bird flu

Minnesota declared a state of emergency on Thursday over a fast-spreading strain of avian flu that has led to the extermination of more than 7.3 million birds in the country. It followed Wisconsin’s action on Monday. The highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of bird flu has been identified on 46 Minnesota farms in 16 counties and […]

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Bruce Jenner story important for trans community: expert

In a very personal interview with Diane Sawyer, Bruce Jenner courageously claimed, “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman.” As a transgender individual and a mental health therapist who specializes in working with the transgender community, I can confidently say that Jenner has followed a path of gender identity exploration that mirrors that […]

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Diet Pepsi Will Be Aspartame-Free, But Not In Canada

PepsiCo says it’s dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in the U.S. in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda. No changes are planned to any cola beverages in Canada at this time, Sandy Lyver, corporate communications manager for PepsiCo Beverages Canada, wrote Friday in an email […]

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Republican Congressman Wants Heroin Overdose Drug Sold Over The Counter

As heroin deathscontinue to spike across the U.S.,more and more states are allowing for greater use of naloxone, or Narcan, a drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. More first responders and family members of addicts now have access to the drug. But Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) thinks the federal government should do more. During the […]

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Professional accuses medical profession of using blacks as an “ATM Machine”

Reported by Michal Ortner Dr. Joel Wallach, the founder of Youngevity and author of Black Gene Lies, has caused a stir in the Black community with claims that they have been duped for 100 years by medical professionals. In an interview with Pastor Jamal Bryant, Wallach explains that diabetes, high blood pressure, and other diseases […]

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Chinese scientists create first genetically modified human embryos

Chinese scientists have admitted to genetically modifying human embryos, sparking an ethical debate about the dangers of “designer babies.” While scientists often experiment with human adult cells and animal embryos, it’s the first time a team has openly discussed working with human embryos. Sun Yat-Sen University researchers said they tried to eradicate the genes for […]

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ALS-afflicted ex-Wisconsin deputy not responsible for murdering wife, sister-in-law; defense blamed disease

An ALS-afflicted former Wisconsin deputy was acquitted of killing his wife and her sister because his disease made him not legally responsible for the murders, a jury found. Andrew Steele, 40, had written in a rambling suicide that he’d had “numerous threesomes” with the women before killing them both in August in a botched suicide […]

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What to know about meningitis for World Meningitis Day

Meningitis can kill — but quick action could save a person’s life. The disease has reached a fever pitch as of late: In four months alone, there have been outbreaks of the disease at the University of Rochester, Providence College, Yale University and the University of Oregon, where one student died. A vaccine is available against one […]

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Wash. hospital stops surgery to remove woman’s tumor 12 hours after her military benefits expired

Patricia Zuniga is not just sick with worry. She fears cancer could be growing in her body after a surgery was abruptly cancelled to remove a tumor from her breast. Zuniga’s health insurance fight has lasted more than three months. After Madigan Army Medical Center cancelled the surgery late January, she is still waiting to […]

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Why Breast Cancer Cases Will Double by 2030

By Victor Kam The rate of breast cancer is set to increase 50% by the year 2030. Cancer prevalence rates are influenced by many factors, such as genetics, poor lifestyle, the increasing lifespan of individuals, and the increased number of tumors developing from estrogen treatment. The probability of contracting cancer increases with an individual’s age […]

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