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The findings were published in the journal Nature Microbiology . Raising hopes of a potent new weapon in the fight against rising antibiotic resistance , scientists have discovered in soil samples a new family of antibiotics that could eventually be used to combat hard-to-treat infections.
  • Flu Is On Track To Infect 34 Million People In The US

    Flu Is On Track To Infect 34 Million People In The US

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    The Wall Street Journal reports that OJ sales have skyrocketed, rising from 0.9 percent to 38.66 million gallons, in the four weeks ending January 20. Cases of influenza-like activity also continued to increase, with 7.7 percent of patient visits related to flu-like illness during the week ending February 3, up from 7.2 percent of visits the previous week.
  • Breast Cancer Linked To An Amino Acid Found In Asparagus

    Breast Cancer Linked To An Amino Acid Found In Asparagus

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    Most cancer patients do not die from their primary tumour, but from the spread of diseased cells to the lungs, brain, bones, or other organs. When the scientists eliminated asparagine from the diets of mice with "triple-negative" breast cancer, the cancer was less likely to travel to distant sites in the body.
  • ME flu season nearing peak, with 876 new cases, 5 more deaths

    ME flu season nearing peak, with 876 new cases, 5 more deaths

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    Tom Moore, director of infection prevention at Wesley Medical Center. Among the 48 states for which information was available, Arkansas' percentage was the fifth-highest, behind Kentucky, Texas, Alabama and Louisiana. Though the vaccine is less effective in preventing H3N2, it has better protection against other strains circulating, and can shorten illnesses or reduce the severity of symptoms, Schuchat said.
  • Local televangelist, Trump spiritual adviser, says 'It's NOT flu season'

    Local televangelist, Trump spiritual adviser, says 'It's NOT flu season'

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    In a video posted on January 31 on the Kenneth Copeland Ministries Facebook page , Gloria Copeland tells viewers to "inoculate yourselves with the word of God". However, for those people who had contracted flu, Copeland said she was praying for them: "Flu, I bind you off of the people in the name of Jesus".
  • Publix to cover HIV prevention drug after backlash

    Publix to cover HIV prevention drug after backlash

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    Publix tweeted, "We are working with our pharmacy benefits manager to implement this change as quickly as possible". - Publix (@Publix) February 6, 2018 ...possible. Blogger Josh Robbins first reported in November 2016 that Publix was denying its employees access to PrEP , and the reasoning behind it is still unclear.
  • FDA Analysis Shows Kratom Not

    FDA Analysis Shows Kratom Not "Just a Plant"

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    From this analysis, the researchers concluded that all of the substance's compounds share the most structural similarities with controlled opioid analgesics, such as morphine derivatives. In addition to being marketed as a concentration booster and workout enhancer in largely unregulated supplements , kratom has been advertised as a replacement for opioid painkillers.
  • Hot tea could lead to cancer among heavy drinkers, smokers

    Hot tea could lead to cancer among heavy drinkers, smokers

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    In the study, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine , drinking "hot" or "burning hot" tea was associated with a two- to fivefold increase in esophageal cancer, but only in people who also smoked or drank alcohol. The existing evidence is not enough to prove the claim that there is a link between drinking hot tea and oesophagal cancer risk. China is among the countries with the highest rates of esophageal cancer.
  • Bulls trade Nikola Mirotic to Pelicans

    Bulls trade Nikola Mirotic to Pelicans

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    As for the Bulls, they got their first-round pick. With 31 games left and executive vice president John Paxson emphasizing that players such as Paul Zipser, Cristiano Felicio and Cameron Payne need playing time down the stretch, the rebuild has gotten even more real.
  • Chelsea's Olivier Giroud rejected big European trio to work with Antonio Conte

    Chelsea's Olivier Giroud rejected big European trio to work with Antonio Conte

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    The arrival of the Gabon global meant that Giroud was set to become Arsenal's third-choice striker with Alexandre Lacazette also ahead of him in the pecking order. 'I wanted to stay in the Premier League and Chelsea was a great opportunity for me'. " Deschamps didn't encourage me to join Chelsea, he encouraged me to change club ".