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Woman needs surgery after wearing a hair tie on her wrist

Doctors think bacteria were on the hair tie and got under her skin through her pores and hair follicles. Assuming it was an insect bite she ignored the signs at first but became concerned when the lump increased in size and became painful, the publication reported.

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The Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak Has Spread To New York

Of the 45 people who have been sickened, 43 reported eating at a Chipotle restaurant in the week before getting sick. There have been no deaths. Chipotle said in a statement that it is working closely with state and federal health officials and noted that there have been no new reported cases of E.

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MPs back sugar tax endorsed by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver

The health committee made nine recommendations in its report, including the sugary drinks tax - a controversial proposal that has already been slammed by critics. 'Slapping 10p or 20p on a can of sugary drink won't make people change their behavior'. I appreciate that the Committee wish to tackle childhood obesity, something that I of course support, but the answer is not by placing further burdens on this industry, which will in turn hit the most disadvantaged families in our society the ...

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Asthma a strong predictor of future migraines, study warns

Study participants had either an episodic migraineĀ and an asthma diagnosis or just the migraine. Episodic Migraines, when found along with asthma attacks is a strong predictor of migraine evolving into a chronic illness in the future, according to a study.

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Pet dogs decrease anxiety levels in children

Forty-five per cent were girls, 56 percent were privately insured and 58 per cent owned pet dogs. In the current study, in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease of the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, a team of researchers from different institutions assessed 643 children who were aged six to seven years old and were enrolled in a pediatric primary care clinic in upstate NY.

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Cases Of People Having Sex With Horses Up In Switzerland

There were 105 cases of the maltreatment of horses in Switzerland in 2014 - 10 percent of which involved people having sex with them, according to Tier im Recht, an animal welfare group. It was Switzerland's Minuten Newspaper that reported the "experts believe that there are as many as 10,000 people in Switzerland predisposed to zoophilia".