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HRC Celebrates Pro-Equality Champion Kyrsten Sinema's Primary Win

Sinema's victory, while widely anticipated, has become a pivotal one for the LGBT community and for Democrats. And to win the majority, Democrats must win two seats and retain all their existing seats. With 10 percent of precincts reporting, Marquez Peterson led a four-candidate field with 33 percent of the vote, but the AP has not yet called the race.

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West Nile virus cases in Greece jump in 2018

A woman in her 70s from Worcester County, a woman in her 60s from Middlesex County, and a woman in her 50s from Suffolk County all were infected, according to a press release issued Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Toledo Sanitary District is reporting a very heavy and widespread area of mosquitoes infected with West Nile. Interlake-Eastern region has three new cases, with two in the Prairie Mountain Region and one in the Winnipeg area.

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Alcohol is a leading cause of death, disease worldwide, study says

The researchers claimed there is "no safe level" for drinking - and that even one drink a day increases risk of ill health. " Previous studies have found a protective effect of alcohol on some conditions, but we found that the combined health risks associated with alcohol increases with any amount of alcohol", lead author of the study Dr.

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Coconut oil is a poison, a scientist at Harvard University

The trendy super food coconut oil is being called " pure poison ". It can be used in moderation, according to Doctor Walter C. Willett, of Harvard's Department of Nutrition. Coconut oil has always been linked to healthy eating - until now. A 2015 Cochrane review found that cutting back on saturated fats also lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease by 17% - but it didn't change the risk of dying, and there was no benefit to replacing these fats with protein or starchy foods.

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First human case of West Nile Virus this year reported in Wisconsin

The chances of a person contracting WNV are low and most people infected with West Nile virus will not have any symptoms. Symptoms include fever, rashes and headaches, but complications could also include meningitis. Health officials advise people use repellents, wear long sleeves and trousers after dusk, remove standing water outside homes, clean gutters and keep grass and weeds trimmed short to reduce risk of exposure.

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Steer clear of coconut oil says Harvard Professor

Michels made her comments in a recent lecture entitled " Coconut oil and other nutritional errors " at the University of Freiburg, where she holds a second academic position as director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumour Epidemiology.