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Counterfeit Narcotics Found In Prince's Pill Bottles

Prince died of an overdose of the powerful opioid fentanyl, according to autopsy results released in June. Almost two dozen prescription narcotic pills were found in a bottle of the over-the-counter medicine Aleve, the source tells the AP.

U.S. Fighter Jets Warn Away Syrian Warplanes

Thursday's close call prompted the USA -led coalition to begin patrolling the airspace over Hasakah , and led to another incident Friday, in which two Syrian Su-24 bombers attempted to fly through the area but were met by coalition fighter jets, a U...

Afghan Taliban capture strategic district in northern Kunduz province

Afghan officials also confirmed the fall of Khan Abad district in northern Kunduz province to the Taliban in overnight fighting and say heavy fighting is taking place in the nearby Aliabad district. Special operations commandos arrived from Kabu...

Zika virus can remain in sperm for 6 months

Officials believe the numbers could be much higher, but eight out of every 10 people infected by the virus show no symptoms. HHS made the declaration at the request of Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro García Padilla. Among them are 1,035 pregnant wom...

Phelps and Ledecky Recreate Autograph Picture From First Time They Met

Ledecky, another Maryland native, is now one of the top competitors of all time in the sport of swimming, and despite her dominance, at one time she was just another Phelps fan. "(Phleps has) had a huge impact on a lot of the young swimmers on the te...

Florida Governor Rick Scott: Locally Acquired Zika Virus Cases Rise To 30

The number of confirmed cases of Zika Virus stands at 254. Two more people have caught Zika virus in Florida, making for a total of 30 local cases of Zika in the Miami area, state health officials said Monday. DOH has also coordinated mosquito ...

Excessive Heat Watch issued for northern half of Delmarva

The National Weather Service forecasts heat index values around 105°F (Fahrenheit). today and possibly greater than 110°F on Saturday . The event is now planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Temperatures head to the 100s today and are expected to reach 105...

DEA Says Marijuana Is Not Effective Medicine, Denies Petition To Reshedule

The decision means that pot will remain illegal for any goal under federal law, despite laws in 25 states and District of Columbia that have legalized pot for either medicinal or recreational use. More than half the states have legalized the drug f...

Three new West Nile cases confirmed in Mississippi

The area also had a mosquito trap test positive last week, which led to more spraying on August 3 and 4. Wear long-sleeved shirts and long trousers if you plan to be outdoors at dawn or dusk . The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit has detected the ...

New FDA tobacco regulations start Monday

The rule - finalized in May by the FDA - comes into effect as anti-tobacco health groups have raised concerns that e-cigarettes are increasingly becoming a gateway to tobacco products. Manufacturers of the more than 100,000 different nicotine vapor p...

Racing only the clock, Ledecky cruises to world record

The United States finally swam to gold Sunday night, and did it in fine fashion. Ledecky kicked off the first wall with a lead of almost a body length and steadily pulled away from the overmatched field, her powerful arms churning through the wat...

England Issues Florida Zika Travel Advisory For Pregnant Women Following Miami Cases

The biggest concern, nevertheless, is the connection between Zika disease in pregnant women and brain damage in their own babies, including microcephaly, which leaves babies with other acute brain defects and abnormally small heads. "As far as survei...

Woman's rescue by human chain in MD caught on video

Six inches of rain fell in two hours, causing the Patapsco River to gush through streets. The deadly floods have killed at least two people and stranded more than 100 in the suburbs of Baltimore over the weekend. The overflowing water raged throug...

Officials react to first Zika-related birth defect cases in California

Once a travel-related case is identified, public health officials and local mosquito control agencies are notified to take action to minimize the potential for local spread. Pregnant women should be tested for the Zika virus at each prenatal visit, ...

Scientific research at a loss to prove dental floss works

The American Dental Association's site states that flossing removes plaque, which can in turn help prevent gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums that can eventually cause you to lose your teeth. An investigation by Associated Press looked at ...

Beckham OK after being cleated at Giants practice

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.is fine. "I came from across the country pretty much and I was just up, and it just so happened that (James' friend and business partner) Maverick Carter, who's a guy that I work with closely, he texted me and he...

An Antibiotic Found In Our Noses Fights MRSA

This nostril-dwelling bacterium is also a species of Staphylococcus bacteria called S. lugdunensis . Antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA, which kills 20,000 Americans each year, are of growing concern for clinicians and micro...

Deutsche Bank profits drops close to zero in second quarter

Germany's largest lender on Wednesday reported a second-quarter bottom-line profit of 20 million euros ($22 million). He also said that banking customers will increasingly feel the impact of low interest rates, a fundamental symptom of Europe's econo...

Our Brains Are More Complex (And Beautiful) Than We Thought

Scientists like to say the human brain is the most complex object in the universe - three pounds of fluid and tissue, about which we understand only a fraction. "It's a step towards understanding why we're we", said David Kleinfeld, a neuroscientis...

Shark sightings close Coney Island Beach

Lifeguards were ordered to keep the waters clear of humans, as officials determine if the sightings are indeed sharks, or some other type of ocean creature. The Parks Dept.is asking people to stay out of the water, and to report risky conditions to b...

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Bay Area in Top 10 for Worst Air Pollution Nationwide

California's soaring population, weather and topography are all factors that contribute to its air pollution, in a state where many people commute and live in valleys and basins wh...

What to know about new advice on prostate cancer test

A health panel with the U.S. government has decided that routine prostate cancer screenings can be done as long as the patient decides whether they want to or not after discussi...

Polls show even higher support for Obamacare after GOP whiffs on reform

If congressional representatives and their families had to go onto the very same health plan they are proposing to force all Americans to accept, maybe they would produce a plan th...

ADB forecasts fiscal deficit at 3.8 percent in FY17

The ADB's latest forecast is, however, slightly lower than its estimate in the supplement to its Asian Development Outlook 2016 Update report in December previous year , where it...

'Christianity is Literally Dying'; Islam to Become Biggest Faith

Followers of Muslim community may also be the fastest growing religious groups in decades to come, The Telegraph has said quoting the report. The study projects that between 2030...

Giraffe Watch: Doctors onsite, April expected to give birth very soon

For those who are anxious about missing their chance to witness the miracle of giraffe birth, the upstate NY zoo where April lives created a text alert system to notify fan...

Efforts To Revive GOP Healthcare Bill Underway

Lawmakers said they plan to meet again on Wednesday to continue the search for an agreement, but there are doubts from many corners about whether a deal is possible anytime soon. W...

Rice says unmasking of names wasn't for political purposes

Senior US officials later said that Rice's comments were based on an intelligence assessment that was eventually updated to reflect a preliminary view that demonstrators were n...

Iwobi: Why Wenger must stay at Arsenal

Arsenal will be particularly keen to secure all three points, as they are now sixth in the Premier League standings and in real danger of missing out on a top four finish for the...

New Sesame Street character helps families understand autism

Children with autism will also now have a Muppet that they can better identify with. Although Julia has already been added in digital and printed storybooks, the show's creator...

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GIRAFFE WATCH: 'All observations, behavior, and predictions suggest a calf today, tonight'

April's udder changes have been significant in recent days, and keepers say udder development "occurs, generally, just prior to birthing". We have watched April pace around. Giraff...

'World's strongest' coffee makers boast 'dangerously high' caffeine levels

'World's strongest' coffee makers boast 'dangerously high' caffeine levels

Black Insomnia Coffee, first available in South Africa a year ago , announced a deal with Amazon to bring its ultra-caffeinated beans to the USA market. Death Wish said they ...

Ted Cruz could have a fight on his hands in 2018

The El Paso native went on a cross-country, bi-partisan 1,600-mile road trip with fellow Texas Congressman, Republican Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas). Cruz's campaign has yet to co...

Childhood lead exposure linked to lower IQ in adults across socioeconomic status

Childhood lead exposure linked to lower IQ in adults across socioeconomic status

When the kids were 11 years old, researchers tested their blood for lead . The mean blood-lead level of the children at age 11 was 10.99mcg per decilitre. The study also compare...

Health care bill diagnosis: No input from those who care for sick

The room was somber, according to members. The disintegration of the Republican healthcare plan also undermines Mr Trump's deal-making reputation and emboldens factions in Congre...