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Kale, a surprising entry, in 'dirty dozen' pesticide list

Kale, a surprising entry, in 'dirty dozen' pesticide list The samples EWG analyzed had been tested by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) itself. Those are the 12 types of produce with the highest levels of pesticide residues. Strawberries were named the most contaminated produce in EWG's "Dirty Dozen" list for 2019, followed by spinach , kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears tomatoes, celery and potatoes. [Full Article...]

Smoking strong pot daily increases psychosis risks

Smoking strong pot daily increases psychosis risks The team involved 901 individuals who had experienced first-time psychosis and 1,237 healthy controls in their study. "If you use cannabis, it doesn't mean you are definitely going to develop psychosis". "Di Forti said, "...twenty years ago, there wasn't much high potency cannabis available [in the market]". The high potency cannabis is called skunk in the UK. [Full Article...]

Aspirin a day no longer recommended

Aspirin a day no longer recommended While addressing the issue, Dr. Roger Blumenthal from John Hopkins stated that the focus is on making patients' overall lives better. Nearly 80 percent of all heart disease can be prevented with lifestyle modifications, according to the Heart Association. [Full Article...]

Boy Who Wasn't Immunized For Tetanus Spent 57 Days In Oregon Hospital

Boy Who Wasn't Immunized For Tetanus Spent 57 Days In Oregon Hospital After spending 57 days in the hospital, the child was moved to a rehabilitation centre where he regained the ability to walk, run and bike within 17 days, as per the CDC reports . Amid outbreaks of preventable childhood illnesses, one unvaccinated OR boy's nightmarish encounter with tetanus should serve as a cautionary tale for "anti-vaxxer" parents, doctors say . [Full Article...]

Facebook to crackdown on anti-vaccine misinformation

Facebook to crackdown on anti-vaccine misinformation Facebook reportedly won't remove all anti-vaccination content , however. The firm has taken steps to reduce the visibility of people who spread misinformation vaccines and will help highlight authoritative and factual information on the topic. [Full Article...]

Battle against Ebola being lost amid militarized response, MSF says

Battle against Ebola being lost amid militarized response, MSF says In an excoriating attack on the response to the long-running outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo Dr Joanne Liu , global president of Médecins Sans Frontières , said that the current atmosphere in the region was "toxic". "Then they see their possessions burned", she said. This "means we don't know how they got it", Lieu said. The charity said the epidemic would not end until authoritie... [Full Article...]

New study finds that measles vaccine does not cause autism

New study finds that measles vaccine does not cause autism For 10 years, data were collected for 650,000 Danish children born between 1999 and 2010. Of the children studied, 6,517 kids developed some form of autism, but, the study found, "the MMR vaccine did not increase the risk of autism in children who were not considered at risk for the disorder and did not trigger it in those who were". [Full Article...]

Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray Approved For Depression Treatment In The US

Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray Approved For Depression Treatment In The US Esketamine is a departure from Prozac-era of antidepressants . The FDA approved Spravato, known chemically as esketamine, based on study results that showed patients taking the drug experienced a bigger improvement in their depression levels than patients taking a sham treatment, when measured with a psychiatric questionnaire. [Full Article...]

Child of Anti-Vaxxer Speaks to Congress After Receiving Immunizations

Child of Anti-Vaxxer Speaks to Congress After Receiving Immunizations Lindenberger, a high school senior, told Senate lawmakers that he grew up understanding his mother's beliefs, but that "seeds of doubt were planted and questions arose because of the backlash my mother would receive". According to the latest federal government statistics , 206 individual cases of measles have been recorded in 11 states so far. "Many people don't resonate well with data and num... [Full Article...]

Celebrities, Like Queen Latifah, Who've Defended Jussie Smollett After Arrest

Celebrities, Like Queen Latifah, Who've Defended Jussie Smollett After Arrest A spokesperson stated, "When there are allegations of information being leaked, an internal investigation has been opened and we are also looking at our vulnerabilities". This former Northwestern nurse is speaking out because she said that those who fired her at the hospital never asked her any investigative questions. [Full Article...]

US Food and Drug Chief to Resign

US Food and Drug Chief to Resign Gottlieb has been commuting weekly to Washington from his home in CT and is leaving to spend more time with his family, the official said. Scott Gottlieb, the head of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), is resigning, according to multiple reports Tuesday. [Full Article...]

A cure for HIV? Feasible but not yet realized

A cure for HIV? Feasible but not yet realized According to a study published in the journal Nature , a man in London, who prefers to remain anonymous, was treated with stem cell transplants from donors with CCR5-delta 32 mutation. The donor has two mutated copies of the CCR5 Δ32 allele, so the person is resistant to the HIV-1 virus strain that uses the CCR5 receptor since the virus can not enter the host cells. [Full Article...]

A Second Person May Be Cured of HIV

A Second Person May Be Cured of HIV While the success of the approach does not offer a cure, the researchers say, it does offer hope for one. Compared to Mr. Brown's treatment, who almost died due to intense complications, the London Patient's treatment was less intense. Post-treatment Brown stopped taking drugs but the virus has still not returned. After 18 months of remission , this person no longer needs anti-retroviral trea... [Full Article...]

A Second Person May Have Just Been Cured of HIV

A Second Person May Have Just Been Cured of HIV They also plan to present details in Seattle at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, which began Monday. Gupta said the method used is not appropriate for all patients but offers hope for new treatment strategies. "If I have Hodgkin's disease or myeloid leukaemia", he said, "that's going to kill me anyway, and I need to have a stem cell transplant , and I also happen to ... [Full Article...]

Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expands Due to Cancer Risk

Blood Pressure Medication Recall Expands Due to Cancer Risk The agency's latest alert includes drugs that contain a potentially carcinogenic "impurity", though no adverse effects related to the recall have been reported . "We're continuing to share these testing methods with global regulators, industry and the public to help manufacturers and other regulators evaluate these products for any potential nitrosamine impurity". [Full Article...]

Second Man HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant

Second Man HIV-Free After Stem Cell Transplant The HIV positive London Patient was given a transplant of stem cells from a donor who had the rare gene mutation CCR5 which is related to HIV resistance. The London Patient has chosen to remain anonymous . " I never thought that there would be a cure during my lifetime ", he said. Both Brown and the London patient underwent bone marrow transplants because they needed to treat... [Full Article...]

4 new suspected measles cases in Washington

4 new suspected measles cases in Washington New data by UNICEF revealed a 50 percent rise in the number of people who contracted the illness a year ago, with up to 98 countries reporting an increase. It can live in the air for up to two hours after someone infected coughs or sneezes. Doctors say older measles vaccines weren't as effective as modern ones. [Full Article...]

GE selling off biopharma business in $21.4B deal

GE selling off biopharma business in $21.4B deal At the time, GE Chief Financial Officer Jamie Miller said GE had been attracting interest on some of its business units but was "looking to do deals that are smart for the company ". GE completed the transportation deal Monday as it merged the locomotive unit with Wabtec Corp. Janney's note further said that Danaher seems to have struck a good value with the GE LS acquisition priced 17x E... [Full Article...]

Yorkshire school issues warning to parents over risky Momo challenge

Yorkshire school issues warning to parents over risky Momo challenge In order to distract him, she put on a cartoon on YouTube Kids , only to see roughly five minutes into the video a man walking into the picture, holding out his arm, and giving advice as to how to slit your wrist. "We appreciate people drawing problematic content to our attention, and make it possible for anyone to flag a video", YouTube said in a statement, via the Manchester Evening News . [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Announces Ban on Abortion Referrals From Taxpayer-Funded Clinics

Trump Administration Announces Ban on Abortion Referrals From Taxpayer-Funded Clinics Their letter pointed out that HHS had failed to provide an adequate cost-benefit analysis or to account for the rule's negative health impacts on the poor women the program serves. While the change was touted as necessary to ensure transparency and appeases pro-life conservatives, opponents like NY attorney general Letitia James have promised to fight the rule in the court. [Full Article...]


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