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Are You a Coffee or a Tea Person? Your Genes May Hold the Answer
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Are You a Coffee or a Tea Person? Your Genes May Hold the Answer

Whether you’re a coffee or a tea person may be determined by your genes. That’s according to new research examining our perception of bitter taste and the way it affects how much of our preferred morning brew we guzzle. In the new study, published yesterday in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers analyzed genetic data from more than…

Here’s How Anti-Malaria Drugs Help In Treating Cancer
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Here’s How Anti-Malaria Drugs Help In Treating Cancer

According to previous researches, anti-malaria drugs known as chloroquines were repurposed to treat cancer for decades, but until now no one knew exactly what the chloroquines were targeting when they attack a tumor. Now, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania explained that an enzyme called PPT1 – opens up a new pathway for potential cancer…

MDC thanks hunters for help with CWD sampling
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MDC thanks hunters for help with CWD sampling

In a news release this week, the Missouri Department of Conservation thanked the thousands of deer hunters who participated in its mandatory CWD sampling efforts last weekend in 31 counties.Thanks to hunter participation, MDC collected more than 20,000 tissue samples last weekend from harvested deer for CWD testing, the release said.According to MDC, mandatory sampling…

More than 140 Camp Fire evacuees at shelters have had norovirus
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More than 140 Camp Fire evacuees at shelters have had norovirus

More than 140 Camp Fire evacuees at four different shelters have had norovirus symptoms due to an outbreak, while 41 are currently experiencing symptoms, according to Butte County Public Health Department. Twenty-one people staying at Neighborhood Church in Chico; 31 at Oroville Church of the Nazarene; 9 at Butte County Fairgrounds, and one at East…

On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting
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On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting

By NJ DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES November 15, 2018 at 7:44 PM On Great American Smokeout Day, New Jersey Department of Human Services Urges Smokers to Get Help Quitting Commissioner Johnson Notes New Medicaid Cessation Benefits Available Under the Murphy Administration Department to Also Survey Mental Health Providers on Tobacco Cessation and Education EffortsSign Up…

How some journalists got hooked by fish oil and vitamin D spin
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How some journalists got hooked by fish oil and vitamin D spin

Results of a much-anticipated trial on fish oil and vitamin D generated conflicting headlines last weekend. Some stories declared good news about the popular supplements.. Reuters wrote that fish oil “can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D’s benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer.” The…

DOH takes enforcement action against Wanaque Center
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DOH takes enforcement action against Wanaque Center

By Anthony Vecchione, November 15, 2018 at 8:01 AM The New Jersey Department of Health will require the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation to prohibit all new admissions and hire a certified Infection Control Practioner and the services of a department-approved physician or physician practice with board certification in infectious disease. This latest decision…

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D
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Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

Taking fish oil or vitamin D? Big studies give long-awaited answers on who does and does not benefit from these popular nutrients. Fish oil taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Same for vitamin D. But higher amounts of a purified,…

Camp Fire Containment At 35%, Norovirus Outbreak At Chico Evacuation Shelter
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Camp Fire Containment At 35%, Norovirus Outbreak At Chico Evacuation Shelter

Officials confirmed an outbreak of norovirus at a shelter housing wildfire evacuees in Chico, the main city near Paradise, California, on Wednesday evening. Another outbreak is suspected at a second shelter.Lisa Almaguer, the public information officer for the Butte County Department of Public Health said lab tests confirmed the outbreak at Neighborhood Church where about…


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