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U.S. salmonella outbreak: 'Do not eat Honey Smacks,' shoppers told

U.S. salmonella outbreak: 'Do not eat Honey Smacks,' shoppers told The CDC says at least 30 of the people infected in the outbreak have been hospitalized. "The FDA has become aware that recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal are still being offered for sale", the agency said in a statement. "Retailers can not legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal". Health officials said people get sick from Salmonel... [Full Article...]

AHS warns Calgarians about the risk of West Nile Virus

AHS warns Calgarians about the risk of West Nile Virus West Nile Virus is active throughout the State of California. "With exposure to mosquitoes comes risk of West Nile virus", said Dr. Jason Cabaj, Medical Officer of Health, Calgary Zone. Mosquitos can contract the virus after feeding on an infected bird, and then pass the virus on to any human it bites. The New Jersey Department of Health reported that there have been eight samples across five ... [Full Article...]

First trial over Roundup weed killer cancer claim under way

First trial over Roundup weed killer cancer claim under way The trial is expected to last about a month. But he said a reasonable jury could conclude , based on the findings of four experts he allowed, that glyphosate can cause cancer in humans. Roundup, made by U.S. giant Monsanto, is sprayed on gardens and parks and is used by farmers producing food crops. Glyphosate is also listed by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on ... [Full Article...]

Texas Couple Considers Divorce To Pay Daughter’s Medical Bills

Texas Couple Considers Divorce To Pay Daughter’s Medical Bills She suffers from a condition called Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, a chromosomal disorder that makes her, developmentally, the same as a newborn child. She is still like a newborn and requires to be taken around like one. They've applied for state assistance - but they're number 59,979 on the waiting list, they said. "It's morally wrong, I feel like", Jake said. "It's morally wrong, I feel like, and ... [Full Article...]

Large meta-study concludes multivitamins don't improve cardiovascular health

Large meta-study concludes multivitamins don't improve cardiovascular health Using multivitamin or mineral supplements to guard against cardiovascular disease is not recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA). This means that the market, especially online, is flooded with "fake" medications and supplements. [Full Article...]

Faith-based producer to turn Thailand cave rescue into Hollywood movie

Faith-based producer to turn Thailand cave rescue into Hollywood movie Just before 1pm United Kingdom time , it was announced that all 12 boys and their coach were safe. It lies under the mountains around the small town of Mae Sai, in northern Chiang Rai province on the border with Myanmar. He lauded the cooperation between Thai and worldwide rescuers. Prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has thanked people involved in the rescue, saying the government's efforts, th... [Full Article...]

Man could lose limbs from flesh-eating bacteria

Man could lose limbs from flesh-eating bacteria Now the man, who also has Parkinson's Disease, is in critical condition at the Cooper University Hospital. Angel Perez, 60, of Millville, Jersey, was catching crabs last week (left and right) off the Maurice River. 'The infection has spread to his blood.his skin. "You can see it spreading from his feet all the way above his kneecap". Perez-Dilan said that doctors at the hospital are working to s... [Full Article...]

Trump administration threatened Ecuador over its support of breastfeeding resolution

Trump administration threatened Ecuador over its support of breastfeeding resolution The resolution was expected to pass easily, but US delegates aimed to remove language that encouraged countries to "protect, promote and support breast-feeding" in an alleged alignment with baby formula manufacturers. It said breastmilk is healthiest for children and that countries should prevent false or misleading marketing of substitutes. Here, they reportedly hand out "infant nutrition" pa... [Full Article...]

Health Canada urges consulting doctor after blood pressure drug recall

The medications contain the ingredient "valsartan" which was found in some products to have an impurity called N-Nitrosodimethylamine, a potential human carcinogen that could cause cancer with long-term exposure. There is no acute health threat to patients using the affected medication containing valsartan. But the agency also says patients taking the drug should check with their pharmacist to l... [Full Article...]

'Stealth' STI Mycoplasma genitalium risks becoming a superbug

It can also be treated by an antibiotic called macrolides, but the guidelines warned that MG is becoming increasingly resistant to it. You can get it by having unprotected sex with someone who has it. New guidelines from the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV say doctors should use tests that specifically look for the MG infection for anyone with certain symptoms, including bleedin... [Full Article...]

Father may lose all four limbs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria in NJ

The swelling started around scratches that Perez had on his right leg , family told WTXF. The father is now in the ICU at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, NJ, according to NJ Advance Media . His forearms are black in color. Doctors are waiting to see if Perez responds to antibiotics, his daughter says. Brackish water is a salty combination of fresh and seawater often found in places like t... [Full Article...]

'Babies given solid food sooner sleep better'

'Babies given solid food sooner sleep better' Feeding babies solids from three months improves their sleep, according to a study that contradicts NHS advice. Dr Clare Llewellyn and Dr Hayley Syrad, who have researched baby eating habits for over a decade, said the first foods introduced to children at around six months should be bitter vegetables, as these are the foods most commonly disliked by children. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Halts Payments Under Obamacare Program

Trump Administration Halts Payments Under Obamacare Program The risk-adjustment program has been a source of frustration for small insurers and ACA co-ops that claim the formula makes their membership bases look healthier than they are. "We were disappointed by the court's recent ruling". The Maryland Insurance Administration has a hearing scheduled for July 31. Trump tweeted dozens and dozens of times about Obamacare and its demise past year as he pushed ... [Full Article...]

Medications to treat heart failure recalled

Medications to treat heart failure recalled The medicines regulator issued its recall of valsartan-containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare following a Europe-wide recall of the medicine which is used to treat high blood pressure and heart conditions. The MHRA said that, in 2017, there was a total of 424,625 prescriptions of all strengths for valsartan for NHS England (not including combination products or hosp... [Full Article...]

Thailand Cave Rescue Saves 8 Children Trapped For Weeks Underground

Importantly, as of the time of this writing, eight of the 13 trapped people have already been saved by the heroic actions of rescue divers and support teams. Onlookers watch and cheer as ambulances deliver boys rescued from a cave in northern Thailand to hospital in Chiang Rai after they were transported by helicopters. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Freezes Payments Required By The Affordable Care Act

Trump Administration Freezes Payments Required By The Affordable Care Act The Affordable Care Act's (ACA) "risk adjustment" program is meant to incentivize health insurers to cover individuals with pre-existing and chronic conditions by collecting money from insurers with relatively healthy enrollees to offset the costs of other insurers with sicker ones. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump appears to be focusing on these two Supreme Court finalists

Donald Trump appears to be focusing on these two Supreme Court finalists Monday. "This is a nightmare for red-state Democrats, to oppose a highly qualified nominee and all four of these people are highly qualified", he added. Kennedy sometimes joined the liberal justices on key rulings on divisive social issues like abortion and gay rights, a practice his replacement may not duplicate. [Full Article...]

AIDS breakthrough: Trial vaccine passes key early test in humans, monkeys

AIDS breakthrough: Trial vaccine passes key early test in humans, monkeys While there have been HIV vaccines that have been approved for human trials in the past, only one was shown to provide protection against the disease, and it's rate of protection was considered too low to be implemented more widely. Volunteers were randomly assigned to receive either one of seven vaccine combinations or a placebo , and were given four vaccinations over the course of 48 week... [Full Article...]

Here’s why you should not wear a tie to office

Here’s why you should not wear a tie to office And this study by Robin Lüddecke at University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein is the latest evidence. This causes reduced blood flow to the brain. Half of the men were asked to wear open collared comfortable shirts while the other half was asked to wear Windsor-knotted ties which were tightened to cause slight discomfort. [Full Article...]

Polar’s popular fitness app inadvertently revealed military personnel’s addresses

Polar’s popular fitness app inadvertently revealed military personnel’s addresses It's not all that long since fitness app Strava caused something of a security nightmare by inadvertently revealing the locations of numerous secret military bases. These are now common every day devices, but the software they use and the data they share is revealing some of the most secretive locations in the world as well as detailed profiles of the people who work there. [Full Article...]


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