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Sleeping with the TV on may make you gain weight

Obesity affects 39.8 percent of adults in the U.S., according to government data; in Australia , two-thirds of adults (67 percent) are overweight or obese. The few studies that have been conducted in the general population have typically collected data at a single point in time, so researchers haven't been able to determine whether light at night is tied to weight gain over time.

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Quest Diagnostics: 12M patients may have financial, personal info breached

Quest said that it hasn't used AMCA for collections since it learned of the incident and that it is "working with forensic experts to investigate the matter". AMCA has not yet provided Quest Diagnostics with "detailed or complete information" about the security breach, the company said, which noted it would contact affected patients, once it has that information.

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United States measles cases reach highest number in 25 years, CDC says

It's the largest total since 1994, falling just short of the 963 cases reported that year. Thanks to the spread of anti-vaccination idea in combination with religious beliefs, measles has experienced a notable resurgence. Measles outbreaks have plagued New York City and New York's Rockland County , for example, for almost the past 8 months. The CDC warns that the United States may lose its measles elimination status, which the country achieved in 2000 after years of hard work.

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Public Health Dept. Urge Vaccination Before Int'l Travel

As per a US-based Centres for Disease Control (CDC), as of April 26, 704 cases of measles were reported in the USA since the beginning of 2019, representing the largest number of cases reported in the country in a single year since 1994, when 963 cases occurred.

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Iowa Officials Confirm 'Multiple Cases' of Dog Disease that Can Infect Humans

Dogs are causing people to fall sick in Iowa according to health officials who have confirmed several cases of bacterial disease spread by canines to state residents. It requires close contact with infected dogs. In dogs, numerous symptoms are related to the reproductive system, with an increased risk of stillbirths and miscarriages as well as infertility.

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Norwegian woman dies from rabies after puppy bite in the Philippines

The puppy is believed to have infected her when it bit her while they were playing, according to the BBC . Birgitte Kallestad, 24, died after contracting rabies from stray dog she tried to help while in the Philippines , her family said.