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Even energy drinks can cause liver problems: report

Even energy drinks can cause liver problems: report

Consumption of too many energy drinks can cause liver problems like acute hepatitis or inflammation of the liver, according to report published in the journal BMJ Case Reports.

The report states that a 50-year-old man developed acute hepatitis after he consumed energy drinks regularly for around three weeks.

Acute hepatitis is a condition in which the person's liver swells, leading to development of symptoms like abdominal pain, lack of appetite, nausea and vomiting.

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San Jose City Council bans recreational marijuana sales

San Jose City Council bans recreational marijuana sales

Just around a week before state voters decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana or not, members of the San Jose City Council approved a temporary ban on sales and use of the drug.

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Washington boy hospitalized with mystery paralysis dies

Washington boy hospitalized with mystery paralysis dies

The Washington Department of Health has confirmed that the 6-year-old Bellingham boy with mystery paralysis who was recently admitted to Seattle Children's Hospital has died.

The kid, identified as Daniel Ramirez, was hospitalized on 15th of October after he developed symptoms like drooling, slurred speech, pain in one of his legs and incontinence.

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California woman wins $70 million in J&J baby powder lawsuit

California woman wins $70 million in J&J baby powder lawsuit

Delivering a tough blow to Johnson & Johnson (J&J), a St. Louis jury ruled in favor of a California woman who alleged that the company's baby powder caused her ovarian cancer.

Deborah Giannecchini, a resident of Modesto, Calif., won more than $70 million in damages from J&J after she successfully convinced the jury that the company failed to inform her about a possible link between its baby powder and ovarian cancer.

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Church’s ‘miracle cure’ for autism is poisonous bleach: federal authorities warn

Church’s ‘miracle cure’ for autism is poisonous bleach: federal authorities warn

The "miracle cure" offered by a church that attracted thousands of desperate parents of autistic kids is actually a kind of industrial bleach, federal authorities confirmed.

According to federal authorities, the supposed "miracle cure" for autism was provided under the guise of the Genesis II Church of Health & Healings to thousands of desperate parents who have given it to their autistic children.

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Researchers figure out when & where AIDS first arrived in U.S.

Researchers figure out when & where AIDS first arrived in U.S.

By genetically sequencing samples from individuals infected with HIIV/AIDS near the beginning, a team of scientists have finally figured out when and where the deadly virus first arrived in the United States.

In the process, the University of Arizona researchers, however, exonerated the person who allegedly triggered the demoralizing epidemic in North America.

They sequenced the virus taken from Gaetan Dugas, a Canadian flight attendant called "Patient Zero" in the "And the Band Played On" book that chronicled the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the nation.

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Chinese university selling HIV testing kits through vending machines

Chinese university selling HIV testing kits through vending machines

As part of its sincere efforts to fight back the potentially deadly health epidemic of HIV/AIDS, a Chinese university has started selling affordable infection testing kits through vending machines.

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Women now consuming nearly as much alcohol as men: study

Women now consuming nearly as much alcohol as men: study

The gap between men's and women's drinking habits has almost closed and women are now consuming nearly as much alcohol as men, results of a new worldwide survey revealed.

In the past, men were far more likely than women to consume alcohol to the limit that it starts affecting their health. Older researchers found as much as a twelve-fold difference between the sexes in terms of alcohol consumption.

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Anoka County heroin overdoses kill 2, leave 1 in critical condition

Anoka County heroin overdoses kill 2, leave 1 in critical condition

Two of the six people who overdosed on heroin last Saturday died and one is still in a critical condition, according to a fresh statement by the Anoka County Sheriff's Office. 

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Clinton, Trump support recreational marijuana, differ on gun control

Clinton, Trump support recreational marijuana, differ on gun control

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump Clinton equally support medical marijuana, but they obviously differ widely on the issue of gun control.

During a recent debate in Las Vegas, Clinton and Trump sparred again about their widely different stances on gun control. While Clinton spoke in favor of reasonable regulation of firearms, Trump hit back on any such regulation, reaffirming his strong support for the Second Amendment.

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