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Drug-resistant infection in 118 people linked to pet store puppies — CDC

Drug-resistant infection in 118 people linked to pet store puppies — CDC So far, none of the infections have been deadly. While the six pet stores were not identified by name, they were reportedly primarily located in OH and Florida. Most campylobacteriosis infections tend to occur due to consumption of contaminated water, raw or undercooked poultry, unpasteurized dairy, etc. According to the CDC, 95 percent of the dogs they examined at 20 pet stores across the USA h... [Full Article...]

Ecstasy experiment suggests octopi, humans regulate serotonin similarly

Ecstasy experiment suggests octopi, humans regulate serotonin similarly Before the octopuses received the MDMA, they all avoided the male octopus. When given MDMA, however, these creatures were found to get close to each other and, in some cases, even "hug" their companions. However, after their dose of the drug, they spent more time in the room with the male octopus. The design of the experiment testing the octopus' interaction with novel objects and other anothe... [Full Article...]

FDA warns consumers about certain flea and tick medications for pets

FDA warns consumers about certain flea and tick medications for pets Health officials are alerting pet owners and veterinarians that certain flea and tick treatments might put dogs and cats at an increased risk of neurologic issues, including seizures . "Ataxia is a lack of muscle control and can cause animals to stumble or twitch". If you have used the products on your pet and notice any adverse reactions, it's important to consult your veterinarian and rep... [Full Article...]

First confirmed death of 2018 from West Nile in NJ

First confirmed death of 2018 from West Nile in NJ Unfortunately, no vaccine for the West Nile fever is now available, but here are a few ways to prevent an infection. The larvicide briquettes placed in areas of standing water to reduce the mosquito threat should not be handled or disturbed by the public and will remain effective up to 45 days after placement. [Full Article...]

Cornell Removes Professor From Teaching Post After Research Retracted

Cornell Removes Professor From Teaching Post After Research Retracted Wansink had previously helped update the US dietary guidelines and is known for his research on consumer behaviour, which has been widely cited including in articles by The Associated Press . Wansink has had 13 scientific articles retracted during his career, including one that was retracted, replaced and retracted again, according to the blog Retraction Watch . [Full Article...]

Alzheimer's disease, dementia cases to double by 2060 — CDC

Alzheimer's disease, dementia cases to double by 2060 — CDC This call is reinforced by our World Alzheimer's Report 2018 , released today. Among people 65 and older, blacks now have the highest prevalence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia at 13.8 percent, the CDC said. 'Many people actually put off getting a diagnosis because they are anxious about having to immediately give up work or stop driving. 'But every diagnosis of Alzheimer's ... [Full Article...]

Octopuses are being given ecstasy in the name of science

Scientists in the United States have revealed that octopuses under the influence of ecstasy become highly social. She said that this could mean that the signalling molecules such as the neurotransmitters may be similar in octopuses and humans and may have been conserved over evolutionary progress. [Full Article...]

2 dead after van swept away in S. Carolina amid Florence flooding

2 dead after van swept away in S. Carolina amid Florence flooding The Horry County Sheriff's Office described the women as detainees, though a county coroner told the Associated Press that they were mental-health patients - 45-year-old Windy Wenton and 43-year-old Nicolette Green - being transported to a facility further inland. [Full Article...]

Research: Only Greek yogurt passes the 'low sugar' test

Research: Only Greek yogurt passes the 'low sugar' test Only natural/Greek yogurts met the UK's criteria for "low-sugar". She recognizes that jam, fruit, honey, and other popular yogurt toppings are sweet, but at least when you're adding them yourself, she says, you know roughly how much sugar you are consuming. [Full Article...]

Human and Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Brazos County

Human and Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Brazos County At this time there are 69 counties in IN that have tested positive for West Nile Virus. That individual is presently recovering at home. He said the woman believes she was bit while visiting Dallas, although there is no confirmation of that. [Full Article...]

Savvy Senior: Which flu shot is right for you?

Savvy Senior: Which flu shot is right for you? The CDC's recommendations state that everyone six months or older should get a flu vaccine annually. Yes. Some people do get sick with a flu virus despite getting their annual flu shot. At least five children died from flu-related illnesses during the 2017-18 season in Florida, including West Palm Beach seventh-grader Dylan Winnik, 12, who died on January 23. [Full Article...]

Sandalwood mimicking odorant could stimulate hair growth in humans

Sandalwood mimicking odorant could stimulate hair growth in humans A chemical that mimics sandalwood has been found to have the ability to stimulate hair growth among humans finds a new study. "This is actually a rather unbelievable finding", coauthor Ralf Paus of the University of Manchester tells The Independent "This is the first time ever that it has been shown that the remodelling of a normal human mini-organ [a hair] can be regulated by a simple, cosm... [Full Article...]

Yoghurts (even organic ones) 'full of sugar'

Yoghurts (even organic ones) 'full of sugar' Yoghurts do contain naturally occurring sugar , called lactose, but United Kingdom labeling laws do not require manufacturers to declare added sugars , the authors said. Children's yogurts did not lag too far behind as they were estimated to contain 10.8g per 100g. "Many portion sizes for children's yogurts were identical to adult portion sizes". [Full Article...]

After cannabis study drug approval, Tilray sees skyrocketing stock price

After cannabis study drug approval, Tilray sees skyrocketing stock price Aurora stock, which is listed in Canada, surged. "The total global (cannabis) category could reach upwards of $200 billion, as suggested by Constellation Brands, " said Stifel analyst Christopher Growe. Cannabis peers traded higher in early US trading Wednesday, with Cronos Group rising 12 per cent, Canopy Growth Corp. up 6 per cent, Aurora Cannabis Inc. [Full Article...]

FDA targets flavored electronic cigarettes for excessive teenage use

FDA targets flavored electronic cigarettes for excessive teenage use Food and drug commissioner Gottlieb is now putting pressure on five leading manufactures of E-cigarettes, telling them they have 60 days to submit plans on how they plan to keep their products out of teens' hand or face in a potential ban on flavored products. [Full Article...]

Tennessee already seeing flu cases...get those shots now

Tennessee already seeing flu cases...get those shots now But the CDC reports that there are several new things this season. Right now, local health officials say it's too soon to say how severe the flu season will be. The Health Department has flu shots available for $25. Unfortunately, if anyone else turns up we will not be able to give a vaccine as we won't have had our quadrivalent delivery by then. [Full Article...]

Tilray shares continue to climb higher on second day after export approval

Tilray shares continue to climb higher on second day after export approval On top of being positive for the sector, the clinical trial supports Tilray's medical cannabis prospects as it competes with Smiths Falls, Ont. -based Canopy Growth in an intellectual property-arms race, said Cowen analyst Vivien Azer in a recent note. [Full Article...]

FDA aims ad campaign at teen e-cig users

In comparison to cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated in its 2016 research that e-cigarette aerosol generally contains fewer toxic chemicals than the deadly mix of 7,000 chemicals in smoke from regular cigarettes. [Full Article...]

California insurance commissioner sues AbbVie over Humira

It generated $12.3 billion in sales in the USA previous year. AbbVie Inc. generated almost $1.3 billion in tainted health insurance claims for its blockbuster immunosuppressant Humira by paying kickbacks in the form of cash, alcohol, trips and an elaborate network of "nurse ambassadors", California regulators said in a complaint filed Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Canada's artificial trans fat ban takes effect

Canada's artificial trans fat ban takes effect Experts have hailed the move as an important milestone in the country's nutritional policy. The new regulation applies only to PHOs, not naturally occurring trans fats, which can be found in some animal-based foods such as milk, cheese, beef and lamb. [Full Article...]


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