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Voluntary recall for 32 children's medicine for possible microbial contamination

Voluntary recall for 32 children's medicine for possible microbial contamination The company says a small percentage of its products produced between 08/01/2017 and 04/2018 tested positive for microbial contamination. These products were distributed Nationwide to distributors and retail stores August 2017 - July 2018. bottle). The use of drugs with microbial contamination could potentially result in infections. Consumers or distributors with the affected products must disc... [Full Article...]

Overdose deaths in B.C. rise in July

Overdose deaths in B.C. rise in July This is a decrease from an average 12.75 deaths per month in all of 2017. "The Interior Health Authority was the lone health authority that did not see an increase in the number of illicit drug overdose deaths month-over-month", says Spokesperson Andy Watson. [Full Article...]

Man cleared after accusation of urinating on child

The girl's friends, a 5-year-old and two 7-year-olds, confirmed her account, police said. Authorities said they will work to get the children counseling. "She promptly told me the situation, that my daughter and her friend were walking home, going into the apartment he had offered them money to come into the apartment". [Full Article...]

Why cervical cancer screening without Pap test is OK for some women

Why cervical cancer screening without Pap test is OK for some women Because HPV tests only detect the virus in the cervix, and not precancerous or cancerous cells, a positive test must be followed with a Pap or other tests. The team behind the study at the University of California, Davis and Kaiser Permanente Northwest reviewed eight clinical trials and four cohort studies on cervical cancer screening to arrive at their findings. [Full Article...]

Cave girl's mum and dad were from different ancient human species

Cave girl's mum and dad were from different ancient human species Together with their sister group the Neandertals, Denisovans are the closest extinct relatives of now living humans. One expert - Professor Mark Thomas, an evolutionary geneticist at University College London who was not involved in the research, said the evidence for interbreeding can be seen in the DNA of modern people with about 5 percent of DNA in some people - most likely those from Papua... [Full Article...]

John McCain discontinuing treatment for aggressive cancer

John McCain discontinuing treatment for aggressive cancer He doomed the bill with a dramatic thumbs-down on the Senate floor. McCain lent his name to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, commonly referred to as the McCain-Feingold Act, which amended the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1974. McCain, whose 82nd birthday is next week, has been away from Washington since last December. "I have been praying for Senator McCain and his family during this hard... [Full Article...]

Brace Yourself: Now Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison'

Brace Yourself: Now Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison' A Harvard professor has caused a stir by labelling coconut oil " pure poison " and calling it " one of the worst foods you can eat ". The YouTube video , basically a 50-minute lecture, has nearly a million views. So what's the actual verdict on coconut oil? The study participants who ate the medium-chain fatty acid diet burned fat quicker than the controls. [Full Article...]

1st case of flesh-eating STD reported in England

1st case of flesh-eating STD reported in England These lesions could also develop into secondary bacterial infections. In all, there are four types of Donovanosis to be aware of. Secondly, a dry ulcer with a raised, uneven edge, this is known as the hypertrophic or verrucous type. The disease is spread through sexual intercourse, but in very rare cases, it may also spread through oral sex , according to the NIH. While "good news" is a rel... [Full Article...]

Georgia among Top 7 Countries with Measles Cases

Georgia among Top 7 Countries with Measles Cases According to the latest assessment by the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC), released today, 43 of the Region's 53 Member States have interrupted the endemic spread of measles and 42 have interrupted rubella (based on 2017 reporting). [Full Article...]

Green Light For New Ebola Treatments In DR Congo

Green Light For New Ebola Treatments In DR Congo The new cases , the 10th in the DRC's Ebola outbreaks, have been reported in health zones in North Kivu and Ituri provinces, coming just one week after the neighbouring country declared victory against an earlier outbreak that occurred in May. [Full Article...]

Former CDC director Frieden arrested for sexual abuse

Former CDC director Frieden arrested for sexual abuse It says she reported it in July. He is expected to appear in court later Friday. Police confirmed to Fox News that Frieden, 57, surrendered to the NYPD's Special Victims Unit at the 77th precinct Friday and has been charged with forcible touching, sexual abuse and harassment. [Full Article...]

No amount of alcohol is safe for your health, study finds

The numbers rapidly increase for heavier drinkers, but critics last night said the statistics go to the heart of the public debate around moderate drinking . The highest average amounts of daily drinks for men were in Romania (8.2 units), Portugal and Luxembourg (7.2 units), and Lithuania and Ukraine (7 units). [Full Article...]

Coconut oil 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor

Coconut oil 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor Robert Segal, Cardiologist and Founder of Manhattan Cardiology, and Co-founder of LabFinder.com told ABC News. The answer is somewhere in the middle. So maybe, it is time to remove coconut oil from your everyday dishes and move to healthier options like canola oil or olive oil. [Full Article...]

Cervical cancer screening recommendations now include more options

Cervical cancer screening recommendations now include more options The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force ( USPSTF ) has provided new recommendations for cervical cancer screenings that give women more options for testing. Still, he says, recommendations graded A or B reflect services that are typically covered by insurance without a copay. You can reach Richard Harris at rharris@npr.org . [Full Article...]

Is coconut oil poisonous?

While three quarters of the USA public considered coconut oil to be healthy, the review noted that only 37% of nutritionists agreed. Other than coconut oil, foods that are high in saturated fat include butter, hard cheese, ghee , sausages and meat pies. [Full Article...]

Gut Enzyme Could Help Solve US Blood Shortages

Gut Enzyme Could Help Solve US Blood Shortages Those with AB blood have both A and B antigens, but no antibodies in the plasma. Type O blood is especially important because it can be accepted by nearly all bodies, making it valuable for blood transfusions. "With metagenomics , you take all of the organisms from an environment and extract the sum total DNA of those organisms all mixed up together", so he was able to determine the best cand... [Full Article...]

Test positive for West Nile virus

Test positive for West Nile virus IH and the B.C. Centre for Disease Control say the risk of infection from handling birds is very low. West Nile can potentially pass from birds to mosquitoes to humans, but there is no indication that any people have been affected. Prevent mosquito breeding around your home . Any standing body of water can be a breeding area: backyard pools, flowerpots, bird baths, rain gutters, tarps and tires... [Full Article...]

Your Office May Be Affecting Your Health

Your Office May Be Affecting Your Health The study showed that workers in open bench seating arrangements were 32% more physically active at office than those in private offices and 20% more active than those in cubicles. "There is a perception out there, that open offices are awful because they can be noisy and distracting, but they do have an upside to health benefits". [Full Article...]

37 deaths as measles cases soar in Europe

37 deaths as measles cases soar in Europe But a surge in infections has been linked to a drop in the number of people being vaccinated, posing a risk to holidaymakers. Romania has reported 1,357 cases of measles between July 2017 and June 2018. The vaccine offers a combination of protection from measles, mumps and rubella. "The majority of cases we are seeing are in teenagers and young adults who missed out on their MMR vaccine as child... [Full Article...]

Low-Carb Diet Linked To Early Death

Low-Carb Diet Linked To Early Death The keto diet is great for promoting short-term weight loss. After the first stage the researchers compared a low-carb diet included the consumption of foods rich in animal proteins and fats, with a diet which includes vegetable proteins and fats. [Full Article...]


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