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U.S. drug overdose deaths surge amid fentanyl scourge

U.S. drug overdose deaths surge amid fentanyl scourge Federal health bodies have increased surveillance of drug overdoses and deaths in recent years to better understand the threat before them. The CDC says there were 2,515 confirmed deaths from drug overdose from January 2017 to January 2018, almost 200 more than the previous year. [Full Article...]

MPs call for vaping rules to be relaxed

MPs call for vaping rules to be relaxed Expert opinion is divided on whether e-cigarettes can act as a young person's gateway to tobacco. A row erupted last night over a hugely controversial call by MPs to relax rules surrounding e-cigarettes. Research led by the University of Birmingham found that the fluid in e-cigarettes has a similar effect on the lungs and body as that seen in regular cigarette smokers and patients with chronic l... [Full Article...]

Calling all pasta lovers: A low carb diet could shorten your lifespan

Calling all pasta lovers: A low carb diet could shorten your lifespan Instead, her team carried out observational research with more than 15,400 people, aged 45 to 64, from diverse socio-economic backgrounds from four U.S. Then it was considered ideal to avoid sugar and go low-carb. The observational study of more than 15,400 people in the USA found that diets both low and high in carbohydrates were linked with an increase in mortality, while moderate consumers ... [Full Article...]

Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park

Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park One of the other men arrested, Felix Melendez, 37, was charged with drug crimes during the investigation, but Campbell said it hadn't been determined whether he was connected to the overdoses. More than a dozen people overdosed on synthetic marijuana July 4 in New Haven, The Associated Press reported at the time. It's a potent, synthetic drug, that induces a marijuana-like effect. [Full Article...]

World's Oldest Cheese Discovered In Egyptian Tomb Contains Potentially Deadly Bacteria

World's Oldest Cheese Discovered In Egyptian Tomb Contains Potentially Deadly Bacteria And while the sample retrieved by Greco's colleagues may be old, others have discovered traces of ancient cheese or yogurt (the two can be hard to distinguish) that long predate even the recent finding , Kindstedt said. Nearby, they found a scrap of canvas fabric that was likely used to preserve and cover the ancient blob of food. To the untrained eye, the ancient cheese looks like little m... [Full Article...]

Roundup Chemical in Your Cereal: What to Know

Roundup Chemical in Your Cereal: What to Know The previous version also didn't make it clear that the Environmental Working Group is an advocacy group and its findings have been challenged by scientists . The following is a statement from the EWG Children Health Initiative. Organic products had lower levels of glyphosate; and nearly two-thirds of the samples made with organically grown oats didn't have any detectable glyphosate at all. [Full Article...]

At least 76 people overdose on K2 in New Haven, Connecticut

Nearly all of the overdoses occurred in New Haven Green, a large park in the city's downtown. So far, no deaths have been reported, although some had life-threatening symptoms. "That caused us to respond with a multi-casualty incident", he said. In New Haven, the patients transported to the hospital included people of various ages and demographics, Chief Alston said. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom beats out Louisville hospitals in U.S

United Kingdom beats out Louisville hospitals in U.S University of Washington Medical Center also received top-20 national rankings in three specialties. U.S. News & World Report also ranks hospitals in adult procedures/conditions. News Best Hospitals rankings , now in its 29th year, recognize hospitals for their exceptional performance, based on outstanding quality, expertise, technology, and experience. [Full Article...]

New York University makes tuition free for all medical students

New York University makes tuition free for all medical students Rafael Rivera, associate dean for admissions and financial aid, said the program goes further than other forms of financial aid, which require students to apply before finding out about their support. Earlier this year Columbia's Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons announced it would eliminate loans for all students who qualify for financial aid, while UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine... [Full Article...]

Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University

Wednesday morning, officials said. No deaths were reported, but authorities said two people showed life-threatening symptoms. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses. Three arrests have been made in the case, Hartman said, but officials can not say for certain if all three arrested or just one of them are directly responsible for the overdoses... [Full Article...]

Vaping is more harmful than first thought, study finds

Vaping is more harmful than first thought, study finds It found that the vapour caused inflammation and impaired the activity of alveolar macrophages cells, which remove dust particles, bacteria and allergens. Recent news revealed that vaping - which is supposed to be an alternative to cigarettes - is actually way more damaging to our body than we initially thought. [Full Article...]

New Jersey man confirmed to have West Nile virus

New Jersey man confirmed to have West Nile virus With all designated high-risk areas, experts say there is a way you can protect yourself. Those who develop symptoms usually do so between two to 14 days after they are bitten by an infected mosquito, health officials said. The Charles O. Hayford Fish Hatchery in Hackettstown breeds mosquito-larvae eating fish, and working in collaboration with the state Department of Environmental Protection, p... [Full Article...]

Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park

Alston said drug overdoses in New Haven, as in other cities, are at epidemic proportions and that the city is in the grip of a public health crisis. The majority of cases were centered on the New Haven Green, adjacent to Yale University . Paramedics were seen sprinting from patient to patient as they began to show symptoms including vomiting, hallucination and unconsciousness. [Full Article...]

Missouri one of 21 states monitoring measles outbreak

Missouri one of 21 states monitoring measles outbreak In 2017 alone, there were 118 reported cases of measles. Measles is common in Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Africa, officials say, and travelers with measles can spread the disease to people in the USA who have not been vaccinated. Some symptoms are a high fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash that typically starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. [Full Article...]

Orca's 'tour of grief' over after carrying dead calf for weeks

Orca's 'tour of grief' over after carrying dead calf for weeks CWR founder Ken Balcomb said he was immensely relieved to see J35 returning to typical behaviour. The cause is no mystery: Humans have netted up the whales' salmon, driven ships through their hunting lanes and polluted their water, to the point that researchers fear Tahlequah's generation may be the last of her family. [Full Article...]

Ailing young orca J-50 gets novel medical treatment at sea

Ailing young orca J-50 gets novel medical treatment at sea Killer whales, though they have a reputation for being ruthless predators , are some of the most socially sophisticated animals in the world. It kept sinking, and the mother would raise it to the surface, ' said Ken Balcomb, senior scientist with the Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island, which closely tracks individual whales. [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus Founded In Tiverton and Pawtucket Mosquitos

West Nile Virus Founded In Tiverton and Pawtucket Mosquitos But this is the first positive sample for 2018. During 2017, 51 cases of West Nile virus infection were reported among Wisconsin residents. "The majority of infected individuals have mild or no symptoms", it continues. People who develop any of these symptoms should see their healthcare provider immediately. 'Until the state's first hard frost, whether it's for work or play, being outside me... [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus found in Brant County

West Nile Virus found in Brant County The West Nile virus program includes larviciding at catch basins. The health district said mosquito testing, which began in June is expected to continue through the late fall. The Health Unit is urging the public to take steps to prevent mosquito bites. They are most active at dawn and dusk and will bite humans as well as other mammals and birds. [Full Article...]

Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops

Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops Eight months after a researcher discovered that the "heatmap" feature of the Strava fitness tracking community was revealing the location of United States military facilities in Syria and other conflict zones as well as some troop movements, the Department of Defense has instructed troops headed to potentially hostile territory to turn off the Global Positioning System features of their fitness ... [Full Article...]

Why Khloe Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby

Why Khloe Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby Breast milk contains the entire nutrient that an infant needs for the first six months of life. Three in every five children are not breastfed in the first hour of life putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, a new report has revealed. [Full Article...]


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