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CDC issues alert about salmonella tied to chicken, ducks in backyard flocks

CDC issues alert about salmonella tied to chicken, ducks in backyard flocks About 26 percent of those who were sickened were children under 5 years of age. Infected birds can appear to be healthy and show no signs of illness. "People can get sick with salmonella infections from touching live poultry or their environment", the advisory stated. [Full Article...]

Global warming is making more people kill themselves

Global warming is making more people kill themselves Though previous research found that suicides tend to peak during warmer months but the connection has remained poorly quantified. After examining data spanning across multiple decades, researchers at Standford University in California found that a degree Celsius increase in monthly average temperature led to a 0.7% rise in suicide rates in the USA and 2.1% in Mexico. [Full Article...]

Multistate salmonella outbreaks linked to contact with backyard poultry

The first illness was reported on February 15, according to the CDC. A total of 34 people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported. The organization says the investigation is ongoing. The birds can be carrying the salmonella bacteria but appear healthy and clean and show no signs of illness. The CDC says that people can get sick with salmonella infections from touching live poult... [Full Article...]

Article image Dutch halt Viagra in pregnancy trial after 11 babies die

Article image Dutch halt Viagra in pregnancy trial after 11 babies die Earlier this week, Amsterdam University Medical Centre (UMC) announced an early end to a clinical trial testing a new use for the pharmaceutical sildenafil in the wake of newborn deaths. "I am shocked", says the study leader, who noted that a similar Canadian study has been paused after his team alerted those researchers about their findings. [Full Article...]

Chinese Premier Calls for Severe Punishment in Vaccine Scandal

Chinese Premier Calls for Severe Punishment in Vaccine Scandal While there have been no apparent reports of people being harmed by the vaccine, the regulator ordered Changsheng to halt production and recall the product after the scandal emerged earlier this month. Officers of local market regulation administration inspect DPT (Diphtheria, Pertussis , Tetanus ) vaccinations produced by Wuhan Institute of Biological Products Co., Ltd.at the Center for Disea... [Full Article...]

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries Scott Gottlieb said Friday after the Bayer announcement. But claims by users that Essure "migrated", causing pain or unintended pregnancies, have plagued the device, and sales have fallen by 40 percent over recent years, the Post said. [Full Article...]

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Fort Collins

Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Fort Collins North Dakota is one of six states reporting human infections this year. Symptoms of West Nile virus are often flu-like and can include a fever, headache, body aches, rash, and swollen lymph nodes, and typically only last a few days. Most infections happen in late summer and early fall. Reduce mosquito exposure by limiting outdoor activities between dusk and dawn. PROTECT: yourself by wearing l... [Full Article...]

Transgender woman says Arizona pharmacist REFUSED to fill her hormone treatment

Transgender woman says Arizona pharmacist REFUSED to fill her hormone treatment The state law does not mention hormone therapy prescriptions. "Hilde was so excited when she got out of the doctor's office with those hormone therapy, and then to have to go and face that kind of discrimination from the pharmacist, was really devastating for her", said Steve Kilar with ACLU of Arizona . [Full Article...]

Trump thanks major pharma companies for not raising prices

Trump thanks major pharma companies for not raising prices Vasant Narasimhan, Novartis' CEO, addressed journalists saying that the company made the decision to "withdraw any further price increases" and also made a commitment "not to take any further price increases for the remainder of 2018". Merck also says it will not raise the average price of drugs beyond the annual rate of inflation. On Wednesday, Azar submitted a proposal to the White House that ... [Full Article...]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Has Hit 26 States, Says CDC

An estimated 1.2 million salmonella cases occur annually in the United States and various foods are the source for about 1 million of those illnesses, according to the CDC. Furthermore, WGS showed that the Salmonella strain from these samples is closely related genetically to the Salmonella strain from ill people. Ready to eat turkey products such as deli meat or turkey hot dogs are not af... [Full Article...]

KDHE issues West Nile virus warning in northeast Kansas

KDHE issues West Nile virus warning in northeast Kansas Hamidah Meghani, Halton Region Medical Officer of Health. Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside, and if possible, use air conditioning. However, across California in 2017, 600 people tested positive for the virus and 44 people died. The district's website features a mosquito treatment notification service , plus an interactive map so residents can determin... [Full Article...]

UnitedHealth puts up big profit numbers in 2Q

UnitedHealth puts up big profit numbers in 2Q Another figure that is to be considered while analyzing the profitability of a share is its EBITDA margin, UNH's EBITDA Margin is 14.47 whereas AES's is 7.48. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 12.1% on a year-over-year basis. ( UNH ) revealed earnings for its second quarter that climbed from the same period past year. [Full Article...]

What To Know After Popular Blood Pressure Medication Valsartan Recalled

What To Know After Popular Blood Pressure Medication Valsartan Recalled If you are unable to find that information on the label, contact the pharmacy where you purchased your medication . Ministry of Health also has directed all to to stop using anything that contains the concerned chemical from the mentioned company . [Full Article...]

Scientists develop blood test for early melanoma detection

Scientists develop blood test for early melanoma detection Each year, approximately 350,000 new cases of melanoma occur and 60,000 people die from the disease worldwide. The new blood test could provide doctors with a powerful new tool to detect melanoma, the most risky form of skin cancer , before it spreads throughout the body, said researchers at Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Australia. [Full Article...]

Nitrate-cured meats may contribute to mania, study finds

Nitrate-cured meats may contribute to mania, study finds For the first study , the researchers didn't even intend to look at cured meats, said study co-author Faith Dickerson, director of the Stanley Research Program at Sheppard Pratt Health System . In addition, due to the frequent consumption of meat products developed bipolar disorder, schizoaffective psychosis (symptoms of schizophrenia and affective disorders) and depression . [Full Article...]

Ethical OK Given to Genetically Modified Babies in UK

Ethical OK Given to Genetically Modified Babies in UK However, using genome editing in embryos for assisted reproduction in humans is now prohibited by law in the United Kingdom, the BBC News noted. "Do you suppose they want GM babies?" But arguably, the most controversial aspect of gene editing concerns the potential to introduce changes to the germline - DNA alterations that would pass down the generations. [Full Article...]

Florida man dies from infection after eating bad oyster

Florida man dies from infection after eating bad oyster The name of the restaurant was not released. Vibrio vulnificus is a rare infection caused by eating raw or undercooked shellfish especially oysters or through exposure of cuts and wounds to brackish and salt water where the bacteria thrive. [Full Article...]

President Trump says Russian Federation no longer targeting the US

President Trump says Russian Federation no longer targeting the US Things devolved further when The Associated Press' Jonathan Lemire asked Trump whether he believed Putin or the USA intelligence community on Russia's election interference, whether he would denounce Putin for Russia's actions in 2016, and whether he would warn the Russian leader never to do it again. [Full Article...]

Portillo’s offering 2 hot dogs for $5 for National Hot Dog Week

Portillo’s offering 2 hot dogs for $5 for National Hot Dog Week The offer is valid only for this location and for dine-in. Get a free hot dog July 18 with DogHaus app download . On National Hot Dog Day, Customers who present a barcode at the register can enjoy a free hot dog or roller grill item. From July 16 to 22 only, the fast-food restaurant is offering two hot dogs for $5 at all of its locations nationwide. Jumbo hot dogs, polish sausages or Italian ... [Full Article...]

AHS reminds Albertans to take precaution against West Nile virus

AHS reminds Albertans to take precaution against West Nile virus From 10 p.m.to midnight Monday, the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project has scheduled truck-mounted mosquito spraying on roads within a 1-mile radius of the positive testing site. Make sure window and door screens are in good fix to prevent mosquito entry. Symptoms and signs of both West Nile Virus and Lyme disease can be similar. [Full Article...]


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