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14 worms pulled from woman's eye after rare infection
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Published in 13-2-2018
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NEW YORK (AP) An Oregon woman who had worms coming out of her eye is being called the first known human case of a parasitic infection spread by flies. Fourteen tiny worms were removed from the left eye of the 26-year-old woman in August 2016. Scientists reported the case Monday. The woman, Abby Beckley, was diagnosed in August 2016 with Thelazia gulosa. That's a type of eye worm seen in catt ...>>
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Trump budget again targets regional water cleanup programs
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Published in 13-2-2018
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) For a second consecutive year, President Donald Trump is trying to drastically reduce or eliminate federal support of cleanups for iconic U.S. waterways including the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay. Trump's proposed 2019 budget for the Environmental Protection Agency released Monday would cut funding by 90 percent for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative an Obama ...>>
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Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?
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Published in 13-2-2018
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For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell's HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and researchers are trying to perfect the gene editing that made this possible. Scientists removed some of his blood cells, disabled a gene to help them resist HIV, and returned these "edited" cells to him in 2014. So far, it has given the San Francisco m ...>>
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Cargo ship launched to ISS after 2-day delay
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Published in 13-2-2018
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MOSCOW (AP) An unmanned Russian cargo ship has blasted off for the International Space Station, two days after the original launch was scrubbed. The Progress capsule is carrying 2.7 metric tons (3 U.S. tons) of food, fuel and other supplies. It entered orbit eight minutes after liftoff Tuesday from the Russian space complex in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. The abandoned Sunday launch was intended to test ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 13-2-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Showtime for SpaceX's big new rocket with sports car on top
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Published in 6-2-2018
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) It's almost showtime for SpaceX's big new rocket with a cherry-red sports car on top. The Falcon Heavy rocket is poised to blast off Tuesday afternoon from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. It's the long-awaited first test flight for the rocket. Once it soars it will become the world's most powerful rocket in use today. The Heavy is equipped with t ...>>
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Indian fake doctor infects 21 with HIV with tainted syringes
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Published in 6-2-2018
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LUCKNOW, India (AP) A fake doctor treating poor villagers in northern India for colds, coughs and diarrhea has infected at least 21 of them with HIV by using contaminated syringes and needles, a health official said Tuesday. Sushil Choudhury, the official, said police were looking for Rajendra Yadav, who fled Bangarmau, a small town in Uttar Pradesh state, after the HIV infections were detected i ...>>
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1,200 security workers at Pyeongchang tested for norovirus
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Published in 6-2-2018
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) About 1,200 people working security at the Pyeongchang Olympics are being kept in their rooms while they're tested for norovirus. Lee Hee-beom, chairman of the Pyeongchang Olympics organizing committee, said Tuesday that they'll be sequestered until they're declared well. He says results of tests on the workers will come out soon. Pyeongchang's Ol ...>>
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Great white shark named George stalks Everglade waters
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Published in 6-2-2018
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EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. (AP) A great white shark named George has been spotted lingering off the Florida coast near the Everglades and Gulf of Mexico. News outlets cite shark-tracking organization OCEARCH as reporting George was spotted Sunday near the edge of Everglades National Park. George was tagged in October 2016 off the coast of Massachusetts. Since then, he's been spotted near the Atla ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 6-2-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Significant ash falls near erupting Philippine volcano
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Published in 30-1-2018
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LEGAZPI, Philippines (AP) A significant amount of ash has fallen on towns near the Philippines' most active volcano after energetic eruptions of lava from the crater. Mount Mayon in northeastern Albay province has been erupting more than two weeks, and 84,000 people who fled the danger zone are staying in schools and other crowded shelters. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismol ...>>
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Child experts: Just say 'no' to Facebook's kids app
Technology
Published in 30-1-2018
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BOSTON (AP) Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger children the app is intended for those under 13 aren't ready to have social media accounts, navigate the complexities of online relationships or protect their own privacy. Facebook launched th ...>>
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Coral protections in Atlantic Ocean up for key vote
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Published in 30-1-2018
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Federal fishing regulators are set to vote on a proposal that could protect nearly 90 percent of the coral habitat in a key commercial fishing area off New England. The New England Fishery Management Council is expected to vote on the proposal on Tuesday. The council approved protections in another key fishing area, the Gulf of Maine, in June. The same council has held off on ...>>
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Historic Las Vegas neon signs set to shine bright once again
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Published in 30-1-2018
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LAS VEGAS (AP) As Frank Sinatra asks Lady Luck to stick around, the neon red lights of one of Las Vegas' most famous towering signs appear to dance under the night sky, revealing a beating heart and the rest of the marquee of a famed casino-hotel. Other rusted, dusted and broken neon signs in a large gravel lot ringed by a security wall appear to light up with neon not seen for decades as ot ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
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Published in 30-1-2018
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

Reference: www.chron.com


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