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Indian nurse who died battling Nipah virus hailed as hero

Amid the outbreak of Nipah virus in the state, the Kerala government has asked travellers to avoid visiting four northern districts of the state - Kozhikode , Malappuram, Wayanad and Kannur. "They have been directed to send blood samples of such patients to Pune laboratory without delay", he added. According to CDC, avoiding exposure to sick bats and pigs in areas where the infection is already prevalent and not drinking raw date palm sap may be the initial precautions.

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Sleeping in on weekends could save your life

Researchers say you shouldn't feel guilty about catching up on your Z's. The scientists discovered that people who slept five hours or fewer during the week, but got over eight hours of rest on the weekends , did not have any increase in their mortality rate.

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Ebola patients escape from treatment in Congo, raising fears virus could spread

The current outbreak is caused by the Zaire ebolavirus, which has the highest mortality rate , ranging from 60% to 90%, according to WHO. The port city boasts a population of more than one million. World Health Organization is using a "ring vaccination" approach, targeting the contacts of people infected or suspected of infection and then the contacts of those people.

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FDA Warns of Benzocaine Teething Products As A Serious Safety Risk

Consumer-health companies must stop selling products such as Baby Orajel to parents with teething infants, USA health regulators said, given the risk of developing a potentially deadly condition that reduces oxygen levels in the blood.

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Donald Trump can not block critical Twitter users, court rules

Neither the White House nor Twitter ( Twitter was not named in the lawsuit) has commented on the case, as of this writing. The president uses his account , which has 37,600 tweets and 52.2 million followers, to "take measures that can only be taken by the president as president", the ruling reads.

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Man Defending Hawaii Home From Volcano Hit By Flaming Lava Bomb

Kilauea volcano has already laid waste to dozens of homes this month, triggering earthquakes, releasing lethal gases and setting forests ablaze, and is showing no signs of slowing down. "I don't know if I was in shock", Clinton said. Mr Clinton, who was the first person to suffer a major injury at the hands of the eruption, said doctors saved his leg but he must avoid putting weight on it for six weeks.