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Defending hot dog eating champion sets new record

Defending hot dog eating champion sets new record

For the 11th time in 12 years, Chestnut ate more hot dogs and their buns than any other competitor, beating second place finisher Carmen Cincotti , who turned 25 the day of the Fourth of July competition, by 11 franks. He gobbled up 10 more than the next-closest chomper in the annual Fourth of July throwdown. Chestnut told ESPN after his win that he was "enjoying the food" during the competition.


Coffee Drinking Found to Lower Risk of All-Cause Mortality

Coffee Drinking Found to Lower Risk of All-Cause Mortality

But overall, relative to non-drinkers, those who drank one cup of coffee per day had an 8% lower risk of premature death - a rate that rose slightly as consumption increased , peaking at 16% for those drinking six to seven daily cups, before dipping slightly, to 14%, for those having eight or more cups each day.


After fish pedicure, woman loses her toenails

After fish pedicure, woman loses her toenails

The woman assumed at first that she had onychomadesis, however, her dermatologist informed her that onychomadesis was not the reason this was happening. This phenomenon, known to doctors as onychomadesis, usually results in the nail falling off long after an initial event (such as an injury) arrests nail growth.


Need Fourth of July Plans? We've got you covered

Need Fourth of July Plans? We've got you covered

Troy: Troy's Old Fashioned Fourth of July will feature a parade, vehicle show, arts and crafts vendors, food booths, and much more in Roosevelt Park. -The 56th Annual Children's Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at Hogan Park. Head over to The Lark parking lot for a community 4th of July party with BBQ Brisket, Pork Ribs, Pasta Salad, Grilled Corn, Coleslaw, craft beer, wine and craft cocktails.


Amazon gets a drug distribution beachhead in PillPack buy

Amazon gets a drug distribution beachhead in PillPack buy

Why it matters: The acquisition represents Amazon's biggest move yet into the healthcare sector and threatens the traditional retail pharmacy model in a major way. Walgreens " chief executive, Stefano Pessina, said he was "not particularly worried" about the PillPack deal in an earnings conference call with analysts on Thursday, describing it only as a "declaration of intent' by Amazon .


Justice Department charges 601 in healthcare fraud, opioid probe

Justice Department charges 601 in healthcare fraud, opioid probe

More than 600 medical professionals across the United States now face charges in connection with the " largest (ever) health care fraud crackdown", the us attorney's office said Thursday. Over 42,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2016, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed. And the Justice Department says that while most medical professionals are honorable, this group took advantage of the opioid crisis for their own benefit.