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Salmonella outbreak in Missouri, other states, linked to precut melon

Salmonella outbreak in Missouri, other states, linked to precut melon Numerous pages in the document are mostly blank, so be sure to keep scrolling down to see the entire list. The recalled products were sold at many different stores and carry many different labels. The recalled products were sold in clear, plastic clamshell containers. Of the 60 people to become ill, the CDC had information on 47 cases, with 31 involving hospitalization. [Full Article...]

Region starts larviciding program to help prevent West Nile virus

Region starts larviciding program to help prevent West Nile virus The mosquito most common for transmitting West Nile virus is the Culex tarsalis. Mosquitoes with West Nile virus have been found in Bloomington. Three cases of Zika and three cases of West Nile virus have already been reported in Texas this year. [Full Article...]

About half of colorectal cancers diagnosed too late despite screening programs

About half of colorectal cancers diagnosed too late despite screening programs Tests are sent out through the mail but only around half of the people in Saskatchewan who receive them actually use them, according to Donna Pasiechnik. Such a test likely saved Jeff Orson's life. "We'd encourage all Canadians to talk with their health-care providers about cancer screening so they can become aware of when they should be screened for certain cancers". [Full Article...]

Little is off limits on Facebook show "Red Table Talk"

Little is off limits on Facebook show Willow assured her mother - who was not aware of the self-harming - that she stopped soon after she started after realising it was "psychotic". The hottest celebrity power couples taking over the red carpets. "And I was like, 'Bless her heart, '" Sheree replied. Jada - who was inspired to speak out following the tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain - wrote on Instagram: ... [Full Article...]

Massachusetts Sues Drug Executives Over Opioid Crisis

Massachusetts Sues Drug Executives Over Opioid Crisis Healey said her investigation showed 670 people who had prescriptions from Purdue died of overdoses, but did not say if those overdoses came directly from Purdue products. The Sacklers being sued are: Theresa and Beverly, the widows of the brothers Mortimer and Raymond Sackler who build the company into the narcotics giant it is today; Ilene, Kathe and Mortimer David Alfons Sackler, three of Morti... [Full Article...]

Is office food making you fat?

Is office food making you fat? Department of Agriculture survey, focusing on purchases made by more than 5,000 employees from vending machines or cafeterias, as well as food available in the workplace for free. The researchers are now examining the specific foods commonly purchased from vending machines and cafeterias in the workplace. In addition, employers could regulate foods in cafeterias or vending machines, supplying on... [Full Article...]

One third of United States adults take meds that can cause depression

One third of United States adults take meds that can cause depression For medications with suicide listed as a potential side effect, usage increased from 17 percent to 24 percent, and use of three or more drugs concurrently increased from 2 percent to 3 percent. Currently, more than one third of Americans are taking drugs that come with an increased risk of depression and-whether or not they realize it-patients are feeling the impact. [Full Article...]

Erectile dysfunction linked to heart disease

Erectile dysfunction linked to heart disease Roughly 30 million American men suffer from ED. Around 20% of men over age 20 experience erectile dysfunction in the USA, and the rates are higher among older men. "Our findings suggest that clinicians should perform further targeted screening in men with erectile dysfunction , regardless of other cardiac risk factors and should consider managing any other risk factors - such as high blood... [Full Article...]

KKR is buying Envision Healthcare in a almost $10B deal

KKR is buying Envision Healthcare in a almost $10B deal The stock has a market capitalization of $5.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.99, a PEG ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 0.46. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.85/share and a High Estimate of $0.9/share. A common rule of thumb is that companies with a quick ratio of greater than 1.0 are sufficiently able to meet their short-term liabilities. While Return on investment... [Full Article...]

Idaho child recovering from plague

Idaho child recovering from plague People can greatly reduce their risk of becoming infected by taking simple precautions. Jeff Doerr, an epidemiologist at Southeastern Idaho Public Health, says that while the disease is still very serious, it doesn't pose the threat it once did, but it is still something to avoid. [Full Article...]

Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone

Most experts agree that a lack of good mental health care is at the core of the suicide problem. When some younger reporters at a major national news organization urged that the suicide hotline be publicized following last week's deaths, an editor said that it wasn't their job because "we're not social workers", said Kelly McBride, media ethicist for the Poynter Institute. [Full Article...]

Sugar consumption by toddlers exceeds adult recommendations

Sugar consumption by toddlers exceeds adult recommendations From run-of-the-mill granulated white sugar to high fructose corn syrup, dietitian Dana Angelo White explained how "these sweeteners are a pure source of carbohydrate and have about 15 calories per teaspoon". In a 24 hour window period, all the foods that the child was consuming was recorded. However soon to be developed is the 2020-2025 edition that will outline the recommended amounts of sug... [Full Article...]

New Donors Needed to Fill Red Cross Missing Type Campaign

New Donors Needed to Fill Red Cross Missing Type Campaign She said that there is a gap opening up between an older, post-WWII generation, which is less able to give blood, and a newer generation, which simply does not have enough time to donate. Promote the need for blood donors on social media. The Red Cross has more information at its website here. McGuire noted the Red Cross suggests people should make sure they have a full stomach and aren't de... [Full Article...]

Downfall of a giant? Ancient baobabs dying

Downfall of a giant? Ancient baobabs dying In November 2017, heavy rainfall triggered rot that took it down. The bar's owners blamed rot caused by heavy rain and threw a barbeque to honor its passing. Baobabs have a characteristic trunk with a massive girth and only branch at a particular height from the ground. The trees also support wildlife; they are important nesting sites for birds. [Full Article...]

Toddlers could be consuming more sugar than recommended for adults, study finds

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that American children are consuming too much " added sugar " before they even reach their first birthday. "Our results show that added sugar consumption begins early in life and exceeds current recommendations". That rose to 98 percent among those babies 12 to 18 months, who averaged 5.5 teaspoons of added sugar a da... [Full Article...]

Mother warning others of dangers of ticks after daughter suffers tick paralysis

Mother warning others of dangers of ticks after daughter suffers tick paralysis She included two photos in her post, which were the tick in Kailyn's head and the removed tick in a plastic bag. Griffin initially thought the girl's legs were asleep, but took her to the hospital when she was unable to speak coherently. Scary is [an] UNDERSTATEMENT! Griffin pleaded to parents to check their kids more often for ticks. Tick paralysis is caused by a neurotoxin produced in the pa... [Full Article...]

Kitchen towels can cause food poisoning

Kitchen towels can cause food poisoning Lead author Dr Biranjia-Hurdoyal said: "Our study demonstrates that the family composition and hygienic practices in the kitchen affected the microbial load of kitchen towels". For the study, researchers handed out 100 fresh kitchen towels to people and sent them home to use the rags for a one-month study period. Thanks in part to how often they are reused, they are often filth-encrusted sheet... [Full Article...]

Nipah High Alert Lifted in Kerala, Schools to Open on June 12

Nipah High Alert Lifted in Kerala, Schools to Open on June 12 Amid reports of 17 deaths caused by the awful Nipah virus in Kerala, Union Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey on Saturday said that the disease has been contained and that no fresh cases were reported thereafter. The minister said that the expert cell, opened to monitor the day-to-day situation in the district would be closed on June 15, but the district collector and the district medi... [Full Article...]

Salmonella Prompts Precut Melon Recall in 8 States

Salmonella Prompts Precut Melon Recall in 8 States No deaths have been reported, the CDC announced in a news release Friday afternoon, but 60 people have been sickened in five states: Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. Packages of precut melon - including watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew, along with fruit salads that contain those melons - are being recalled from major retailers in eight states. [Full Article...]

California’s Attorney General Vows National Fight To Defend The ACA

California’s Attorney General Vows National Fight To Defend The ACA While it is uncommon for the Justice Department to go against federal law, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said that he acted with the "approval of the President of the United States". Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer urged President Donald Trump to reverse the decision. As many as 130 million adults under age 65 in the USA have pre-existing conditions that could result in their... [Full Article...]


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