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Kratom Is Linked to a Salmonella Outbreak Across 20 States, CDC Says

The CDC could not identify a common brand or supplier linked with this outbreak. Kratom is marketed as a plant-based supplement to treat pain, anxiety and depression but its similarities to opioids have raised concerns that it can be addictive and unsafe.

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Mexico: 6.0 Magnitude Quake Causes Panic Among Residents

No one was killed during last week's quake, but a military helicopter carrying officials assessing its damage crashed, killing 13 people and injuring a further 15. It was felt in Mexico City , where quake alarm sirens had people springing out of their beds and into the streets. Oaxaca state authorities opened shelters for those affected, and almost 6,000 soldiers and federal police were deployed to help with the emergency response.

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Cleaning sprays as harmful as smoking

Experts say they cause damage to airways , speeding up the decline of our lungs as we age. The research includes 6 000 participants, based on the European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS). "While the short-term effects of cleaning chemicals on asthma are becoming increasingly well documented, we lack knowledge of the long-term impact", she said.

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Students celebrate the Chinese New Year

Due to the fact that the Chinese New Year is being celebrated according to the lunar calendar, it doesn't have a fixed date, so this year it fell on the new moon on February 16. "It is the start of our 2018 celebrations of my favourite year, the year of the dog , because I am a great dog enthusiast". Everyone needs a Dog friend for advice and help.

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Nathan Chen redeems himself, but not enough for medal

Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu made his Olympic debut on Thursday, scoring the second highest score in Olympic figure skating history. Hanyu was visibly moved by his latest triumph in a remarkable journey from the day in 2011 he had to fled a Sendai ice rink when a devastating natural disaster hit Japan.

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Poor fitness levels increase the risk dementia, concludes study

Scientists as the institute have pioneered an approach that could stop BACE1 from forming plaques without wrecking the basic functionality of the brain. But in two phase 3 trials that enrolled thousands of patients it failed to show the drug also improves outcomes. Illustrating the tricky path current Alzheimer's research faces, the study was published literally hours after giant pharmaceutical company Merck announced the cancellation of a Phase 3 clinical trial surrounding a drug that ...