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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...]

Trump To Sign Executive Order To End Family Separation At Border

Trump To Sign Executive Order To End Family Separation At Border The Trump administration earlier this year began enforcing a policy that separated members of families that cross United States borders illegally. Videos of youngsters in cages and an audiotape of wailing children had sparked anger in the United States from groups ranging from clergy to influential business leaders, as well as condemnation from overseas, including Pope Francis. [Full Article...]

California ER doctor seen on video mocking patient suspended

California ER doctor seen on video mocking patient suspended Samuel Bardwell , a 20-year-old student at West Valley College in Saratoga , made a trip to the El Camino Hospital Los Gatos after passing out during a basketball practice on June 11, The Mercury News reported . Please know that we take this matter very seriously and the contracted physician involved has been removed from the work schedule, pending further investigation". [Full Article...]

'Gaming disorder' diagnosed as mental health condition

The statement confirmed the fears of some parents but led critics to warn that it may risk stigmatizing too many young video players. Others welcomed WHO's new classification, saying it was critical to identify people hooked on video games quickly because they are usually teenagers or young adults who don't seek help themselves. [Full Article...]

Charity, in the name of Kate Spade

Charity, in the name of Kate Spade Mary and Vic Ojakian - CaliforniaMary and Vic Ojakian are regular attendees of their chapter's campus and community walks and the California State Capitol Day, have testified on several legislative bills supported by AFSP, and were key contributors to the K-12 Toolkit for Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention. [Full Article...]

Trump administration will not defend sections of Affordable Care Act

Trump administration will not defend sections of Affordable Care Act Besides urging nullification of the insurance-buying mandate itself, the new government position argued that two of the most popular features of the ACA must fall along with it: the requirement that insurance companies can not deny health insurance to individuals because of existing or pre-existing medical conditions, and the requirement that they can not charge higher insurance premiums bas... [Full Article...]

Health officials link pre-cut melon to salmonella outbreak in MI

Health officials link pre-cut melon to salmonella outbreak in MI IDPH is urging people not to eat pre-cut melon purchased from any Walmart store in IL, or any of the other affected states, at this time. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment. If you have eaten a contaminated pre-cut melon and experience diarrhea, fever and cramps go see a doctor immediately. The CDC says Walmart has already removed linked p... [Full Article...]

Awesome breakthrough as doctors ‘cure’ woman with advanced breast cancer

Awesome breakthrough as doctors ‘cure’ woman with advanced breast cancer Over the years, the Cancer Institute has used its $59.8 million in proceeds for studies trying to improve early detection and to determine which cancers are most unsafe and need heaviest treatment and which are less so. But until this new research, patients and doctors didn't have all of the information they needed to recommend treatment based on a patient's particular results. [Full Article...]

Men with advanced prostate cancer could benefit from 'amazing' immunotherapy trial

Men with advanced prostate cancer could benefit from 'amazing' immunotherapy trial More than a third of men with a very advanced form of the cancer were still alive, and one in 10 had not seen the cancer grow, after a year on the drug pembrolizumab, the study found. All participants had metastatic, recurrent prostate cancer and were treated with the anti-hormone therapy abiraterone and the steroid prednisone. The trial had 258 men with prostate cancer getting immunotherapy. [Full Article...]


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