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10 Americans Dead From Mosquito Borne Illness

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported on Wednesday there’s been a fourth death in the commonwealth from Eastern equine encephalitis, bringing the nationwide total to 10 deaths. An area hospital notified state officials of the death. The patient lived in Essex County. There have also been three deaths in Michigan, two in Connecticut and one in Rhode Island. Eastern ...

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The Impeachment Push Is Falling Apart

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said last week that she has high hopes of working with President Donald Trump on legislation to address issues such as gun violence, though Trump himself declared that the California Democrat has “lost her way” and is not interested in resolving America’s problems. On Tuesday morning, Pelosi and Trump spoke about enacting gun violence legislation, the ...

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Can We Learn Something From The Japanese Diet?

Reflective of Japan’s own KonMari method, the Japanese diet is based on the principle of minimalism. The diet includes minimally processed whole-food and plant-based food without the addition of sauces and seasonings to avoid drowning out natural flavors. It consists of limited animal proteins and added sugars. The Japanese diet can be considered the counterpart of the Okinawan diet, which ...

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Can We Save Hawaii’s Coral Reefs?

At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue waters of Papa Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island — no tourists or hotels in sight. Here, one of the islands’ most abundant and vibrant coral reefs thrives just below the surface. Yet even this remote shoreline far from ...

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Meghan Markle Tours Africa

Meghan Markle’s royal tour of Africa has officially begun. On Monday morning, the Duchess of Sussex, 38, and Prince Harry arrived in Cape Town with baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor; the parents later made their first appearance without 5-month-old Archie in Nyanga. For the occasion, Markle chose a black-and-white printed wrap dress that perfectly suited the first day of her tour: ...

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Millennials Are Putting An End To Big Oil

It sounds harsh, but it’s true: millennials really do ruin everything. And the oil industry will be no exception. From talent acquisition to courting investors, to finding new end uses for petroleum, the oil industry is facing a whole new set of challenges—one that extends far beyond geopolitical risk premiums and barrel prices. Oil companies who are quicker to adapt ...

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Puerto Rico Can’t Catch A Break

Authorities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands on Sunday urged residents to prepare for heavy winds, rain and damage as Tropical Storm Karen rolled toward islands still recovering from the devastation of historic Hurricane Maria two years ago. The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Karen is expected to ...

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An OTC Medication Turned This Woman’s Blood Black

A Rhode Island woman’s blood turned a black color — a sign of a potentially deadly blood condition —  after she took a common over-the-counter medication to relieve a toothache. In a case report recently detailed in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), a 25-year-old woman, who was not identified, arrived at a local emergency room with weakness, fatigue and ...

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What’s Happening To America’s Birds?

Slowly, steadily and almost imperceptibly, North America’s bird population is dwindling. The sparrows and finches that visit backyard feeders number fewer each year. The flutelike song of the western meadowlark — the official bird of six U.S. states — is growing more rare. The continent has lost nearly 3 billion birds representing hundreds of species over the past five decades, ...

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Cheese : A New Heart Healthy Food??

There’s a reason why salty, cured meats and cheeses pair so well together — and not just because it’s delicious. To the delight of fromage fans, cheese can actually help strengthen blood vessels against damage done by sodium, according to a new Penn State study. They say anti-oxidants found in dairy may have something to do with it. Researchers found ...

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