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Crow Tests Positive For West Nile Virus In Sarnia

Crow Tests Positive For West Nile Virus In Sarnia According to City research, "80 percent of people (about 4 out of 5) who are infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms at all". Roughly one out of 150 people develop the more severe version of the disease, neuroinvasive disease, which includes swelling of the brain tissue, and, in some cases, death. [Full Article...]

FDA says unapproved 'designer vagina' treatments are unsafe

FDA says unapproved 'designer vagina' treatments are unsafe According to the FDA, these "energy-based devices" (i.e., lasers ), destroy and reshape vaginal tissue. The FDA is warning consumers against serious risks of some "vaginal rejuvenation" devices, and a lack of evidence to support their uses for this goal. [Full Article...]

The shocking reason a man’s legs and hands were amputated

The shocking reason a man’s legs and hands were amputated Greg Manteufel lost his limbs after a dog lick lead to a rare blood infection. Fox 6 Now reports Greg Manteufel was completely healthy just one month ago. "Within days of being admitted to the hospital while still fighting for his life, Greg first lost both feet, after a second surgery to remove more damage on legs, they amputated thru both Knee caps". [Full Article...]

Local Reaction From Nationwide Smoking Ban

Local Reaction From Nationwide Smoking Ban The new rule includes e-cigarettes. The ban was passed under the Obama administration in November 2016. People who smoke are still allowed to rent units, but as part of the policy , no smoking will be allowed inside any public housing buildings or within 25 feet of those buildings. [Full Article...]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Chickens, Ducklings — CDC

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Chickens, Ducklings — CDC No illnesses have been reported. A warning was issued earlier in the year on outbreaks of salmonella being linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks throughout the U.S. The CDC offers advice to help chicken owners master a few best practices, as does the U.S. Department of Agriculture on its Biosecurity for Birds page . [Full Article...]

Medical data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including PM, stolen

Medical data of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including PM, stolen It added that all patients who had visited healthcare institutions under SingHealth would receive SMS notifications informing them of the security breach. "Many businesses and governments in Southeast Asia face cyber threats, but few recognise the scale of the risks they pose". In its update on Monday, SingHealth also said that more than 231,000 patients have accessed the Health Buddy mobile a... [Full Article...]

Sarasota man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters

Sarasota man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters While infections are rare, people can contract the bacteria by eating contaminated raw shellfish , or by exposing open wounds such as cuts or scrapes to water. Vibrio Vulnificus can't be seen, smelled, or even taste it. In 2017, there were two cases and also no fatalities. Eating seafood or taking a swim in the water may seem like an essential summertime pastime, but you should be careful of t... [Full Article...]

Deals for National Hot Dog Day

Deals for National Hot Dog Day Stop by participating Fancy Franks locations in Canada to get a free hotdog today from noon to 5pm. To be on the safe side, contact your closest location. Free pretzel dog for the first 100 customers. All Hwy 55 fans who download the app also receive a coupon for a FREE Hwy 55 milkshake. Portillo's: Through Sunday, get two Portillo's hot dogs for $5. [Full Article...]

Salmonella linked to Honey Smacks cereal sickens 100 in 33 states

Salmonella linked to Honey Smacks cereal sickens 100 in 33 states The FDA said on Thursday it would follow up with retailers to prevent the sale of the product. One hundred people in 33 states have been sickened by a salmonella outbreak linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the CDC reported Thursday. [Full Article...]

Trumps weighs in on breastfeeding debate, defends formula

Trumps weighs in on breastfeeding debate, defends formula Vanity Fair said the US delegation's move was proof that it values "profits over health and bulls*** over facts", defining our representatives as "thugs". Formula makers have turned their attention to marketing their products in developing countries in recent years, as breastfeeding has grown more popular in wealthy nations. [Full Article...]

What they're saying in Maryland about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh

What they're saying in Maryland about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh Kavanaugh is a favourite of the Republican legal establishment in Washington and a former adviser to President George W Bush. Conservatives will argue that the nominee is a mainstream jurist, and that any opposition is a form of liberal extremism that voters should consider when they go to the polls. [Full Article...]

Crudite Crisis: Parasite Found In Veggies Infects Over 200

Crudite Crisis: Parasite Found In Veggies Infects Over 200 As it turns out, Lund is one of the reported 56 people in the state who fell sick with a Cyclospora infection, an intestinal parasite he got after eating Fresh Del Monte Produce vegetable trays he picked up at a nearby Kwik Trip. All sizes had best-by dates of June 17 or earlier, so officials say there is little chance anyone still has any of the products. As many as 54 cases have also been re... [Full Article...]

Johns Hopkins Hospital evacuates 2 research buildings due to TB scare

Johns Hopkins Hospital evacuates 2 research buildings due to TB scare According to WBAL , she said that a small sample of frozen tuberculosis was released in an area of the hospital that does not house patients. This is an ongoing investigation. "So far, all indications are that no other individuals have been exposed; however, the buildings will remain evacuated until cleared by public safety officials", Hoppe said. [Full Article...]

Joey Chestnut downs a record 74 franks for 11th title

Joey Chestnut downs a record 74 franks for 11th title And it wasn't even that close: Chestnut ate ten more dogs than Carmen Cincotti , who finished in second. Each qualified after eating six hot dogs during regional rounds, although Kristina bested her mom by chowing down on an extra half. Speaking with Rovell on Thursday, Major League Eating president Rich Shea said, "yesterday's incident might be the impetus to bring competitive eating into the ... [Full Article...]

Bad water from canal caused E. coli outbreak, CDC says

Bad water from canal caused E. coli outbreak, CDC says The first cases in the outbreak were reported on March 13; one month later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had traced the E. coli to lettuce that was grown in the area around Yuma. In the latest updates, both released on June 28, the CDC and the FDA say that the outbreak may have been caused by E. coli-infected canal water. Lettuce being processed in Yuma, Arizona, in... [Full Article...]

Amazon To Buy Somerville-Based Online Pharmacy PillPack

Amazon To Buy Somerville-Based Online Pharmacy PillPack PillPack and Amazon said they expected to close the deal by the end of the year. "We would not also be surprised to see them push into other areas of healthcare". CVS shares tumbled 8.6% in pre-market trade on the news, while Walgreens slumped 8.5%. "PillPack is meaningfully improving its customers" lives, and we want to help them continue making it easy for people to save time, simplify thei... [Full Article...]

Cannabis Medicine To Treat Epilepsy Officially Approved By FDA

Cannabis Medicine To Treat Epilepsy Officially Approved By FDA CBD acts on different parts of the nervous system compared with THC. USA health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana , a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. [Full Article...]

Herpes May Play a Role in the Development of Alzheimers

Herpes May Play a Role in the Development of Alzheimers The results, based on tests of brain tissue from almost 1,000 people, found that two strains of herpes virus were far more abundant in the brains of those with early-stage Alzheimer's than in healthy controls. The scientists caution that people shouldn't be alarmed by their discovery, because this particular set of herpes viruses is common. "This is the most compelling evidence ever presente... [Full Article...]

FDA approves first ever drug derived from marijuana

FDA approves first ever drug derived from marijuana Shinnar said he will welcome approval of a medicine that had undergone stringent FDA review for safety and effectiveness. And Epidiolex's approval doesn't mean other CBD substances are OK to sell, Gottlieb said. The FDA seal is nonetheless seen to be a boon for the broader industry. GW Pharmaceuticals grows the plants in the United Kingdom. Wall Street analysts have previously predicted it... [Full Article...]

International Yoga Day 2018

International Yoga Day 2018 It is hard to say just how many people practise yoga around the world today, although some estimate it could be up to around 200 to 300 million. Initiated with a proposition by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi , June 21 was proclaimed International Yoga Day by the United Nations on December 11, 2014. [Full Article...]


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