Health Care

Avoid eating romaine lettuce after E. Coli outbreak in US, Canada

Because a US source hasn't been identified, the CDC has been unable to issue advice on food choices, but Consumer Reports is advising people avoid romaine lettuce for the time being. The particular strain of E. coli (O157:H7) produces a powerful toxin, which can cause severe illness and even death. In the US, 17 cases are being investigated as part of the outbreak. [Full Article...]

Alcohol and Cancer: British Scientists Find Metabolite Causing Chromosome Errors

Alcohol and Cancer: British Scientists Find Metabolite Causing Chromosome Errors From the study findings, scientists observed that acetaldehyde could break and damage DNA present in the blood stem cells, resulting in rearranged chromosomes and permanently altered DNA sequences within these cells. "Actually the blood system has a very stringent quality control mechanism to get rid of anything that is damaged", said Patel , adding that this might explain why alcoholics tend to ... [Full Article...]

Avoid romaine lettuce for now, Consumer Reports says

In the US, seventeen illnesses across 13 states have been connected to the outbreak. The Public Health Agency of Canada reported on 41 illnesses, NBC News reported. In the US, infections span across 13 states from California to New Hampshire. Health officials assess all of these data to try to find the likely source of the outbreak. [Full Article...]

WHO Says Video Games Are A Health Hazard, Gaming Industry Vehemently Disagrees

WHO Says Video Games Are A Health Hazard, Gaming Industry Vehemently Disagrees At any rate, the WHO ICD will be revised until its final release later this year. Gaming addiction has come under scrutiny in recent years. Dr Richard Graham, lead technology addiction specialist at the Nightingale Hospital in London, welcomed the decision to recognise the condition. [Full Article...]

A flu outbreak in New Jersey: Did the flu shot fail us?

A flu outbreak in New Jersey: Did the flu shot fail us? Tan adds that while the current vaccine and the circulating flu strains may not be a flawless match, there are still a lot of protective benefits. Infectious Disease Specialist with the Missoula County Health Department, Pam Whitney, said one specific strain of the flu has been hard to contain. [Full Article...]

Twins Born Different Years: One in 2017, One in 2018

Twins Born Different Years: One in 2017, One in 2018 The first baby born in Kern County in 2018 was in Delano. The parents say the babies were about a month early. His twin sister, Aitana de Jesus Ontiveros, arrived 18 minutes later - a New Year's baby, the first born at the hospital in 2018. [Full Article...]

Tiger Zinda Hai crosses Rs. 250 crore mark

Tiger Zinda Hai crosses Rs. 250 crore mark Time and again one talks about piracy killing films but then something like Tiger Zinda Hai arrives and all such conversations go out of the window. "A menacing bearded type who goes by the name of Abu Usman (Delfroz) marches about, giving orders to shoot and kill, and the Americans, played by the most inept actors, as usual are the biggest losers", she had said. [Full Article...]

Haley: 'Iranian people are now finding their voice'

Haley: 'Iranian people are now finding their voice' Nikki Haley kicked off 2018 by telling the United Nations exactly what America's place in the world will be this coming year. At least two people have been killed and dozens arrested since protests broke out Thursday in the city of Masshad and spread to Tehran and other cities. [Full Article...]

Woman with cancer marries in hospital hours before her death

Woman with cancer marries in hospital hours before her death On December 23, 2017, less than a day after fulfilling her dream of marrying David Mosher ― and a year to the day after he proposed to her ― Heather Mosher died. 'I knew it was going to be the last time we were going to be together in a love way, it just seemed like the strangest funeral I've ever been to, ' David said. [Full Article...]

A Diabetes Drug Has 'Significantly Reversed Memory Loss' in Mice With Alzheimer's

A Diabetes Drug Has 'Significantly Reversed Memory Loss' in Mice With Alzheimer's They found that the drug "significantly reversed memory loss " in mice, their learning and memory formation were also much improved by the drug. The study, published in the journal Brain Research , was partially funded by the Alzheimer's Society which reports that one million people in the United Kingdom will have dementia by 2021. [Full Article...]

New Year's T20I rained off

New Year's T20I rained off New Zealand and the West Indies were unable to achieve a result in the second T20I at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui due to rain. Munro scored the second-fastest Twenty20 global fifty by a New Zealand player, taking just 18 balls to reach the milestone. [Full Article...]

Civil rights activist Erica Garner dies from heart attack

Civil rights activist Erica Garner dies from heart attack His last words were "I can't breathe", which became a slogan for activists. The Rev. Al Sharpton , who was close with Erica Garner and her family, blamed her death on the lack of accountability for what happened to her father. Civil rights activists and celebrities flooded social media with tributes to Erica Garner . "Even with my own heartbreak, when I demand justice, it's never just for ... [Full Article...]

Kohli: We're ready for South Africa

Kohli: We're ready for South Africa Kohli will be leading Team India in three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is during the 56-day-long tour- one which has been repeatedly dubbed the litmus test for the 29-year-old. Kohli's men will enter the first Test without playing a single practice game, having opted for training sessions instead of playing the two-day warm-up game that was originally slotted in. [Full Article...]

Dead Persons in Buhari's Board Appointment Rise to 7

Dead Persons in Buhari's Board Appointment Rise to 7 Okpozo died in December 2016 and was granted the honour of a public condolence statement by President Buhari who however appeared to appoint him to chair the board of the National Press Council (NPC) in December 2017. "The list has a history which explains the controversy around it", Shehu stated. Similarly, a former minister of education and leader of Bring Back Our Girls movement, Oby Ezekwe... [Full Article...]

CHP to conduct DUI sobriety checkpoint

CHP to conduct DUI sobriety checkpoint Driving under the influence of marijuana has always been illegal in the state, but law enforcement will face new challenges in regulating such offenses once pot use inevitably becomes more commonplace. Drug recognition experts begin a DUI stop like one for alcohol, where a driver is given field sobriety tests. Officials say drugs, both legal and illegal, have increasingly been the cause of drive... [Full Article...]

Flu outbreak already reported in 36 states, CDC says

Flu outbreak already reported in 36 states, CDC says While seasonal influenza viruses can be detected year-round in the United States, they are most common during the fall and winter, according to the CDC . Experts believe the flu virus is spread when a sick person talks, sneezes or coughs. "If (the patients) are vaccinated, their course (of flu) is shorter and less severe, one day they start feeling worse and feel bad for two to three days, but ... [Full Article...]

Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS council by FedEx letter

Trump fires entire HIV/AIDS council by FedEx letter Sources told the Washington Blade that members were likely fired to clear out Obama appointees even though their appointments had not yet expired. "And a lot of those key vulnerable populations are not being prioritized in this administration". President Trump re-certified PACHA via a continuance of Executive Order 12963 on September 29, 2017. [Full Article...]

The New York guide to disposing this year's Christmas tree

The New York guide to disposing this year's Christmas tree The PDC also requests the trees be bagged and all lights and ornaments be removed, for the safety of its employees. A Christmas tree in the mulching site at Parkside. The tree pickup and brush collection will coordinate with residents' regular garbage pickup, according to the public works department's website. Trees could also be cut up for firewood or into decorations for next years festiviti... [Full Article...]

Deputies: Arkansas woman kidnapped, thrown from bridge after witnessing murder

Deputies: Arkansas woman kidnapped, thrown from bridge after witnessing murder The two suspects reportedly kidnapped the woman during the home invasion and drove to the river, where they threw her off of the I-430 bridge. The victim told authorities she was kidnapped after witnessing a shooting where two people were gunned down. [Full Article...]

The first death occurs in Monterey County's 2017-18 flu season

The first death occurs in Monterey County's 2017-18 flu season The flu victim was an adult who was younger than 65-years-old. DPH officials say she had additional health issues and was a resident at a long-term care facility. Flu symptoms include a 100 degree Fahrenheit or higher fever, feeling feverish, a cough and/or sore throat, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and/or diarrhea, which is most common in children. [Full Article...]


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