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Mass Overdose Total Hits 76 In Connecticut Park Near Yale

Mass Overdose Total Hits 76 In Connecticut Park Near Yale Some people fell unconscious and others vomited. Paramedics and police were stationed at the New Haven Green all day as more and more people showed signs of overdosing, according to WABC-TV in NY, which added that some users fell unconscious while others vomited. [Full Article...]

DeSoto West Nile Virus Traps Test Positive

DeSoto West Nile Virus Traps Test Positive The most effective way to avoid West Nile virus disease is to prevent mosquito bites. Although the numbers of those infected are not alarming, the fact is that West Nile Virus is still present in the state and can be a deadly threat. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change water in birdbaths frequently. Make sure to drill holes at the bottom of containers that are used for rec... [Full Article...]

The scientists said the danger of electronic cigarettes

The scientists said the danger of electronic cigarettes The STC says concerns that e-cigarettes could be a gateway to conventional smoking, including for young non-smokers, "have not materialised". In the United States, at least 48 states and 2 territories have banned e-cigarette sales to minors. [Full Article...]

United States drug overdose deaths surge amid fentanyl scourge

United States drug overdose deaths surge amid fentanyl scourge The new report shows this to be true, but the data are preliminary and so incomplete for some states. "Although the Drug Enforcement Administration has a tight control of these controlled substances, accessibility continues to occur". Ciccarone said the real number could be as high as 4 million. In New Jersey, they rose 27 percent. Campbell said one of the individuals "may have had the intent of t... [Full Article...]

New cases brings measles count to 3 in Florida's Gulf Coast

New cases brings measles count to 3 in Florida's Gulf Coast One in four people in the US who get measles are hospitalized. Last year, 118 cases were reported nationwide, including an outbreak involving 65 patients in Minnesota. The infection can result in hospitalization, pneumonia, encephalitis and even death. However, LDH is disputing the reports of an "outbreak", posting on their official Facebook page that it stems from a "misinterpretation of ... [Full Article...]

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park

Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park Campbell also said two other people were arrested - one by New Haven police and one by federal authorities - but investigators were trying to determine whether they were connected to the overdoses. New Haven police said one person is in custody. Here & Now's Robin Young learns more about synthetic marijuana and its effects from Dr. "It's a nationwide problem that people are self-medicating for s... [Full Article...]

Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale The number of people treated for apparent overdoses of a synthetic drug at a large park near Yale University over the past three days increased to almost 80 Thursday. No deaths were reported in either outbreak. The fire department gave the affected individuals naloxone, a drug used to treat narcotic overdoses in emergencies, but those doses were reportedly ineffective. [Full Article...]

Two thyroid medications recalled due to contamination concerns — RECALL ALERT

Two thyroid medications recalled due to contamination concerns — RECALL ALERT Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC has instructed wholesalers to stop distributing specific products labeled " Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP)", according to an August 9 release. Both are synthetic thyroid hormones used when a person's thyroid gland is no longer functioning properly. Stopping them could be unsafe. "Westminster Pharmaceuticals aims to ensure that integrity... [Full Article...]

Google intros Android 9 Pie (Go edition), will become available this fall

Google intros Android 9 Pie (Go edition), will become available this fall You can also scroll across the screen to view the most frequently used functions of the phone. It seems now that Google has rolled up its sleeves and managed to further slim down the OS and its own Google Apps , even when compared to its first generation Go edition OS. [Full Article...]

Starbucks introducing new protein shake

Starbucks introducing new protein shake Plus, this ingredient keeps the overall calorie count lower (around 270 calories for a grande size). Asking for a friend. It will be interesting to see if this cold beverage brings in a new consumer or has Frappuccino lovers switching to a "healthier" alternative. [Full Article...]

Weed-Killing Chemical Linked To Cancer Found In Some Children’s Breakfast Foods

Weed-Killing Chemical Linked To Cancer Found In Some Children’s Breakfast Foods Tests revealed glyphosate, the active ingredient in the popular weedkiller brand Roundup, present in all but two of the 45 oat-derived products that were sampled by the Environmental Working Group , a public health organization. About one-third of 16 samples of products made with organically grown oats also contained glyphosate, albeit at levels "well below" EWG's benchmark for safety. [Full Article...]

Synthetic marijuana overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

Synthetic marijuana overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale Ernest Jones, an EMT for the New Haven Fire Department, told the New Haven Register . Police arrested a man on Wednesday who is suspected of being connected to some of the drugs that caused the overdoses, NBC News Connecticut reported. [Full Article...]

Mathematicians solve old mystery about spaghetti breaking

Mathematicians solve old mystery about spaghetti breaking If that confuses you, don't worry - you're in good company. This spaghetti conundrum has flummoxed scientists for decades. Renowned American physicist, Richard Feynman, is one the many scientists to have been bamboozled by this enigma. Researchers suggest that their experiments and theoretical results could improve the general understanding of crack formation and how to control fractures in othe... [Full Article...]

Calling all pasta lovers: Low carb diets could actually shorten your lifespan

Calling all pasta lovers: Low carb diets could actually shorten your lifespan Cutting carbohydrates from your diet could increase the risk of an early death, a study has found. Low carb diets where the fats and proteins primarily come from plant sources were found to have lower morality risk than low carb diets that rely heavily on animal proteins and fats. [Full Article...]

Woman's lost contact lens found in her eyelid - 28 years later

Woman's lost contact lens found in her eyelid - 28 years later But the woman hadn't worn rigid gas permeable lenses in almost three decades. She was referred to eye specialists who tested a tender lump on her eyelid, which they assumed was just a cyst. She never used rigid contacts again after the accident. Warning signs of a trapped contact lens typically include sharp or scratchy pain, light sensitivity and redness, but the woman had no symptoms once the ... [Full Article...]

How elephants are protected from cancer?

How elephants are protected from cancer? First, they introduced cancer-causing DNA damage to cells from both the elephant and its smaller relatives to see whether the elephant cells responded differently to the threat of cancer . When DNA is damaged, the p53 proteins in elephants activate the LIF6 genes, which make proteins that travel to the cell's mitochondria. "Large, long-lived animals must have evolved robust mechanisms t... [Full Article...]

FDA approves first generic EpiPen competitor

FDA approves first generic EpiPen competitor Lawmakers have often cited the price hike as a key example of skyrocketing drug costs, and CEO Heather Bresch was grilled for hours during a 2016 Senate hearing. Teva's long-sought generic now offers patients that option-and the potential for lower prices. "Today's approval of the first generic version of the most-widely prescribed epinephrine auto-injector in the U.S.is part of our longstanding... [Full Article...]

World’s oldest cheese found in Egypt

World’s oldest cheese found in Egypt If transmitted to humans, symptoms take the form of a generalized illness that includes aches and pains, appetite loss, headache, weakness, and abdominal pain. Ptahmes was Mayor of Memphis and high-ranking official under the Pharaohs Sethi I and Ramses II (1290-1213 BC) of the XIX dynasty. The tomb was initially discovered back in 1885, but was "lost" after being buried under drifting sa... [Full Article...]

Brazilian plastic surgeon Dr Bumbum charged with murdering patient

According to the charges against Furtado, he injected his patient with a far larger dose of PMMA - a synthetic resin also known as acrylic glass filler - than is considered safe. Furtado left the scene after he dropped Calixto off at the hospital, and a judge soon issued a warrant for his arrest. Furtado's mother faces charges for allegedly "continuing to practice medicine and operate with her s... [Full Article...]

Cigarettes Can Damage Lungs, Says Health Warning

Cigarettes Can Damage Lungs, Says Health Warning After 24 hours, the researchers saw cells dying in the groups exposed to fluid and vapourised e-cigarette liquid. The condensate was found to be significantly more harmful to the cells than plain e-cigarette fluid. The researchers concluded that under laboratory conditions, the vaping process can damage vital immune system cells. The researchers, writing in the journal Thorax , say that they ... [Full Article...]


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