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Public housing goes smoke-free nationwide

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development created a no-smoking policy to stop the spread of second hand smoke in multi-unit buildings that went into effect today. Residents are fuming at the new policies stating it's not fair they will be monitored in their homes. "So, they had 45 days to talk about it". The U.S.

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Man has limbs amputated after dog lick led to severe blood infection

Greg Manteufel went to the emergency room last month after experiencing flu-like symptoms , WITI reported . His wife Dawn told the station: "It hit him with a vengeance. In fact, up to 74 percent of dogs and up to 57 percent of cats have Capnocytophaga detected in their mouths. Within a week of being in the hospital, doctors first amputated Greg's feet and then his legs up to his kneecaps.

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NY launching $5M effort to eliminate hepatitis C

A large turnout of public representing all walks of life was witnessed at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) on Friday to avail the free screening and diagnostic facilities for Hepatitis as a part of World Hepatitis Day .

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More Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile

The department notes that when the virus is transmitted to humans through mosquito bites, most people don't get sick, but some get symptoms like fever, joint pain, vomiting and diarrhea. Serious illness associated with virus is rare, but can include central nervous system disorders including encephalitis and/or meningitis. Additionally, they should remove or treat areas where water settles for several days, and keep gutters and yards free of debris where mosquitoes may collect.

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Dutch trial with Viagra halted after 11 babies die

That same day, he and his colleagues began to call the women who participated in the study, including several who are still pregnant or whose babies are in the hospital. Huf-Germain, whose daughter was born prematurely two years ago but is now healthy, said she had been told she was on a placebo in the trial. Senior researcher Wessel Ganzevoort, who is based at the AMC teaching hospital in Amsterdam , told Hart van Nederland it was focusing on supporting the parents.

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KDHE issues high risk, moderate warnings for West Nile Virus Featured

According to the state health agency, West Nile virus is the most common mosquito-borne disease in Kansas and the United States. "While most infected people recover without any long-term problems, some develop a more severe infection that can lead to complications and even death - especially in those over 50 years of age".