Tuesday August 21-st, 2018

Low-carb diets might shorten life, study finds Low-carb diets might shorten life, study finds

People who got 50-55 per cent of their calories from carbohydrates outlived those with very low-carb diets, on average, by four years, and those with high-carb diets by one year. Those with high-carb diets even managed to outlive those with low-car...

Drug deaths rose in '17, CDC says Drug deaths rose in '17, CDC says

The CDC's numbers for 2017 are just an estimate, not a final count. As some investigations can take longer than others, the CDC adjusts its estimate based on the number of deaths still under investigation. Fentanyl and fentanyl analogues killed 1,2...

Weed Killer Found In Kids’ Cereal, Breakfast Foods Weed Killer Found In Kids’ Cereal, Breakfast Foods

Scientists tested 29 products and found that nearly three-quarters of the samples they tested contained higher levels of glyphosate than deemed safe, according to the report . "While our products comply with all safety and regulatory requirements...

CDC monitors measles outbreak in 21 states, including Kansas CDC monitors measles outbreak in 21 states, including Kansas

More spreading of measles also occurs in communities with pockets of unvaccinated people, according to the CDC . But that is no longer the case, which is why the state is urging people to stay up-to-date on the recommended vaccines. In new Jersey ...

New York University makes tuition free for all medical students New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

The university has raised $450 million out of the $600 million it estimates it will need to cover the scholarships, including $100 million from Home Depot founder Kenneth Langone and his wife, Elaine, according to the publication. School officials ...

Smoking E-cigarettes Increases Risk Of Developing Lung Disease Smoking E-cigarettes Increases Risk Of Developing Lung Disease

I do not believe that electronic cigarettes are more harmful than normal, but we should have a cautious skepticism as to whether it is as safe as we think. They noticed that the damage to the lung tissues caused by the vapours were same as those seen...

Authorities Say 15 Overdosed In 45 Minutes At Connecticut Park Authorities Say 15 Overdosed In 45 Minutes At Connecticut Park

Seventy-six overdoses were reported on Wednesday, possibly due to a form of synthetic marijuana known as K2, on the New Haven Green . No deaths were reported, but authorities said two people showed life-threatening symptoms. Officials said the blo...

Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University

Officials have arrested a 37-year-old man, Felix Melendez, in connection with the overdoses, according to the New Haven Register . The first overdoses were reported near Yale University on Tuesday night. In New Haven, Fire Chief John Alston Jr t...

Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks

The mother whale named Tahlequah, or J35, had given birth to a baby southern resident killer whale on July 24, near Victoria, British Columbia in Canada. She finally abandoned the carcass as it decomposed, the AP reports. Researchers may not get th...

More mosquitoes in DeKalb, Sycamore, Sandwich test positive for West Nile More mosquitoes in DeKalb, Sycamore, Sandwich test positive for West Nile

There were 8 human cases of WNV reported in New Jersey in 2017. Aptie Sookoo, Public Health Inspector at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health said because of the recent weather conditions, there is a high possibility that more pools positive with W...

Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

Scientists are anxious that Tahlequah, or J35, is not getting adequate food because she has been carrying her baby for so long. Giles said the spotlight on the animals, while itself awful news, has already led to skyrocketing worry about their plig...

West Nile Virus found in Brant County West Nile Virus found in Brant County

At this point a year ago, DCHHS had reported six West Nile infections. Moreover, the virus can be unsafe for young children, people who are more than 65 years and those who have a weak immune system. West Nile virus is now established in OH wher...

Pentagon restricts use of location-logging fitness devices Pentagon restricts use of location-logging fitness devices

Audricia Harris told reporters that it was a blanket restriction on the devices at locations deemed as an "operational area", which could include ships out at sea, classified bases or warzones or hostile locations in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan or par...

Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status

Skin-to-skin contact along with suckling at the breast stimulate the mother's production of breastmilk, including colostrum, also called the baby's "first vaccine", which is extremely rich in nutrients and antibodies. In the past decade, Karnataka ha...

Trump Broke Constitutional Law by Attacking Obamacare, Lawsuit Says Trump Broke Constitutional Law by Attacking Obamacare, Lawsuit Says

But only the short-term plans can also charge higher prices to customers with medical conditions that require care, deny them coverage, or avoid covering health problems that a customer had before buying the insurance - all practices that the ACA ban...

We’ll fight new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo We’ll fight new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

There is no evidence suggesting a link between the latest cases and an outbreak in northwestern Congo that killed 33 and was declared over last week. "This new cluster is occurring in an environment which is very different from where we were operat...

West Nile positive mosquitoes found in Peel Region West Nile positive mosquitoes found in Peel Region

The deadly disease, which can cause serious neurological diseases in humans, was confirmed after samples sent from here tested positive at the National Institute of Virology, Pune. "Of the mosquito-borne diseases, West Nile virus is the most common o...

First mosquitoes of the summer tests positive for West Nile in London First mosquitoes of the summer tests positive for West Nile in London

About one out of 150 infected people develop swelling of the brain or brain tissue, that in some cases, can result in death. People 60 and older are more susceptible to severe WNV disease symptoms. "So does receiving an organ transplant", according t...

FDI warns against vaginal rejuvenation devices FDI warns against vaginal rejuvenation devices

But, they highlighted the fact that it did not clear the devices for symptoms related to menopause , urinary incontinence or sexual function. In the press release, the agency says that the devices were approved for other purposes: removal of ge...

Man loses all four limbs after dog lick leads to severe infection Man loses all four limbs after dog lick leads to severe infection

His wife, Dawn Manteufel, said he was perfectly healthy. The disease had made it look as if someone had beat him up with a baseball bat, which had shocked both of them. Dr Silvia Munoz-Price, who treated Manteufel explained: 'This type of bacteria co...

Smoking now banned in public housing Smoking now banned in public housing

Haynes, the Parkersburg Housing Authority's Executive Director. New Yorkers can lose their apartment if they violate the smoking ban. The ban does not apply to e-cigarettes and chewing tobacco. The new smoking ban provides an extra level of protect...

Live poultry in backyards linked to multistate Salmonella outbreaks, CDC says Live poultry in backyards linked to multistate Salmonella outbreaks, CDC says

See the full product recall information here . Confectionery giant Mondelez has recalled some products bearing its Ritz branding, fearing that the snacks may contain Salmonella . This recall is limited exclusively to these products available at re...

West Nile virus detected in Walworth County | Health Care West Nile virus detected in Walworth County | Health Care

Symptoms don't show for two to 14 days after a person is bitten by an infected mosquito . Some cases do develop into the more series West Nile Neurological Syndrome, with symptoms of that incliding tremors, swallowing problems, unconsciousness, pa...

CVS apologizes to transgender woman for prescription denial CVS apologizes to transgender woman for prescription denial

The pharmacist refused to give her back the written prescription, she said, forcing her doctor to call it in to another pharmacy. A transgender woman has spoken out after being denied access to her prescribed hormones by a pharmacist in Arizona .

Man dies from bacterial infection after eating raw oysters in Florida Man dies from bacterial infection after eating raw oysters in Florida

Since the beginning of year in Florida there were 16 cases of Vibrio vulnificus infection. One study conducted by the Florida state health office found the infection was the leading cause of death from foodborne illness between 1981 and 1992....

Sen. James Lankford says Trump Sen. James Lankford says Trump "not careful in his words" on Russian Federation

He told CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor that he holds Putin personally responsible. "I would, because he's in charge of the country". " Russia lost 50 million people and helped us win the war", Trump said. He added that he thinks he's been tou...

Portillo's offering 2 hot dogs for $5 all week Portillo's offering 2 hot dogs for $5 all week

You don't even have to fire up the grill, because it's National Hot Dog Day - restaurants all over the country are offering deals. Snag a $1 hot dog from Sonic all day! Pop-up locations will be revealed throughout the day on Portillo's Twitt...

West Nile Virus found in JP West Nile Virus found in JP

If it rains, the spraying may move to Wednesday. The Board of Health is helping to education the public on how to eliminate mosquito breeding sites and to protect against bites. It also asked residents to remove clutter, including buckets, tarps an...

CMS Cuts ACA Navigator Funding Grants by $26M for 2019 CMS Cuts ACA Navigator Funding Grants by $26M for 2019

Having a risk adjustment program factors into these calculations. "The reluctance of provider organizations to take on risk has always been I think the principal obstacle here". "We've been sending people to navigators", Israel said. "Longer-term...

United States salmonella outbreak: 'Do not eat Honey Smacks,' shoppers told United States salmonella outbreak: 'Do not eat Honey Smacks,' shoppers told

The FDA is sending out this reminder because it has learned some retailers are still selling the cereal. Kellogg's contact information can be found on the FDA's official recall page . "Even if some of the cereal has been eaten and no one got sick, t...

Mosquito Control: West Nile Virus detected, active in Butte County Mosquito Control: West Nile Virus detected, active in Butte County

Past year was the most active season for West Nile since 2002, with one person testing positive for the virus in Oxford County. Alberta saw seven cases of the virus previous year compared to the five seen in 2016 and between 2003 and 2017, a total ...

Does Roundup cause cancer? Patient’s case against Monsanto goes to trial Does Roundup cause cancer? Patient’s case against Monsanto goes to trial

There have been conflicting scientific findings on whether glyphosate caused cancer or not. But later, regulators in the USA and the European Union concluded it was safe. Farmers in California, the most agriculturally productive state in the US, ...

Johnson & Johnson vows to appeal $4.7 billion talcum products verdict Johnson & Johnson vows to appeal $4.7 billion talcum products verdict

The company said its talc does not contain asbestos or cause ovarian cancer , and vowed it would 'pursue all available appellate remedies'. It's the largest verdict against the company that has sold Baby Powder and Shower to Shower brand talcum powd...

Trump legal adviser talks up Kavanaugh and Barrett for Supreme Court Trump legal adviser talks up Kavanaugh and Barrett for Supreme Court

A coalition of liberal groups has organized at least 39 events on Tuesday around the country under the #SaveSCOTUS banner, a reference to liberal fears that the next justice will shift the court to the right. The full Senate must approve Kavanaugh's ...

Trump To Name His Second Supreme Court Pick Trump To Name His Second Supreme Court Pick

So I propose that the Democrats offer the following compromise: Each Senate Democrat will pledge either to vote yes for Kavanaugh's confirmation - or, if voting no, to first publicly name at least two clearly better candidates whom a Republican p...

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