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Cellphone app saves cardiac arrest victim’s life in Seattle

Cellphone app saves cardiac arrest victim’s life in Seattle

A cellphone app designed to connect cardiac arrest victims with nearby people who know CPR recently saved a Seattle man's life, several media outlets reported.

Stephen DeMont, a 60-year-old heart patient from Seattle, was standing at a bus stop in front of University of Washington Medical Center last Friday when he suddenly collapsed. The PulsePoint app alerted a nearby cardiac nurse, who quickly got outside and provide assistance until paramedics arrived.

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Obama administration expects 9% average rise in ACA enrollment

Obama administration expects 9% average rise in ACA enrollment

Despite soaring premiums and departure of some major insurers from the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Obama administration expects monthly average enrollment to program to jump to more than 11 million next year.

On Wednesday, the Obama administration said that it expected monthly ACA enrollment to average 11.4 million in 2017, up 9 per cent from current year's monthly average.

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Ghost pepper challenge leaves man with hole in esophagus

Ghost pepper challenge leaves man with hole in esophagus

Humans' competitive nature sometimes leaves some with dangerous or deadly consequences. Demonstrating the same fact, a 47-year-old man recently showed up at a San Francisco emergency room.

The man attempting a ghost pepper challenge was left him with a hole in his esophagus. Doctors said the injury could have even killed him, but he was luckily to receive treatment in time.

Ghost peppers, which are also known as Bhut Jolokia, have a top ranking on the list of the hottest and most-painful chilies to consume. The Scoville scale measures the "heat" produced by such chilies.

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Californians to vote on marijuana legalization measure next month

Californians to vote on marijuana legalization measure next month

California voters will get a chance to legalize recreational marijuana in November, when the state will ask for their opinion via the controversial ballot measure Prop 64.

While recent polls indicated that Prop 64 has the support of nearly 60 per cent of voters in the state; a number of groups, including the Automobile Club of Southern California, have raised concerns about the potential adverse impacts of marijuana legalization.

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Consumer group sues PepsiCo for exaggerating Naked Juice’s health benefits

Consumer group sues PepsiCo for exaggerating Naked Juice’s health benefits

A consumer advocacy group on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against PepsiCo on behalf of hundreds of disgruntled customers, arguing that the company's Naked Juice packaging misled them by exaggerating the products' health benefits.

Filing the suit in the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) argued that PepsiCo's popular Naked Juice's "NO SUGAR ADDED" claims are deceiving because they imply that the products are very low in sugar when they actually aren't.

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CDC gets $1.1 billion to fight back Zika virus

CDC gets $1.1 billion to fight back Zika virus

The federal funding of $1.1 billion will help health authorities combat the threat posed by Zika and pay for long-term studies on how the virus affects exposed individuals, the nation's top public health official said on Monday.

To date, more than 25,000 people in various states and territories of the U. S., including nearly 3,600 on the mainland, have contracted the virus. Nearly two dozen babies have born with Ziika-induced birth defects like microcephaly.

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Success of OregrownIndustries has come amid tremendous legal and regulatory uncertainty

Success of OregrownIndustries has come amid tremendous legal and regulatory unce

In October last year, Oregrown Industries broke records statewide by making an amazing $55,000 at its flagship dispensary in downtown Bend on the very initial day of recreational marijuana sales in Oregon.

Last year, while speaking to the Oregonian's Noelle Crombie, Oregrown co-founder Aviv Hadar said that the numbers left them in surprise.

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NSAIDs could increase risk of being admitted to hospital with heart problem

NSAIDs could increase risk of being admitted to hospital with heart problem

According to experts millions of people in the UK use painkillers that are associated with elevated chances of heart failure.

A study has discovered that non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen may boost the chances of being hospitalized with the heart condition.

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Chelsea Clinton didn’t know her mother had pneumonia

Chelsea Clinton didn’t know her mother had pneumonia

In a recent interview with media persons, Chelsea Clinton talked about Hilary Clinton's illness and Donald Trump's reference to infidelity of her father.

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Utah man speculated to have contracted Zika virus through father’s tears

Utah man speculated to have contracted Zika virus through father’s tears

A new research unveiled case of a Utah man who probably contracted Zika virus through his infected father's tears or sweat which he touched with his bare hands. The research reported in the New England Journal of Medicine by doctors of University of Utah says that the extreme level of the virus in the father likely caused the unusual transmission.

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