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Why you shouldn´t flush your contact lenses down the drain

According to a recent study, U.S. citizens flush down between two to three billion lenses every year, a total of 44,000 to 51,000 pounds (20-23 metric tons). 'With the toilet, although it might be tempting you shouldn't flush wet wipes, kitchen roll or anything other than toilet roll down the loo, ' Michelle Ringland, head of marketing at Lanes Group tells Metro.co.uk. [Full Article...]

Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017

Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017 The CDC's 2017 estimate is not a final count. Because of its heroin-like effects, it is often abused and sold though illegal drug markets. Another synthetic drug, U-47700 (about 7.5 times more potent than morphine) was detected in 123 opioid overdose deaths in 10 states participating in the State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System (SUDORS), administered by the CDC. [Full Article...]

Arizona Hospital Staff Has 16 Pregnant Nurses At Once

Arizona Hospital Staff Has 16 Pregnant Nurses At Once The nurses are due between September and February. People were surprised that so many pregnancies started in so short a time span in such a limited area, said Ashley Atkins another nurse. The onesies say: "Relax... my mom is a Banner Nurse!" But their colleagues are still throwing a joint baby shower for them next week so they mustn't be that irritated. [Full Article...]

Mass overdose at U.S. park, one arrested

Mass overdose at U.S. park, one arrested A "mass overdose" appears to have taken place in a CT park today (Aug. 15), according to news reports. Late Wednesday night, the scene at the New Haven Green began to "quiet down" as people emptied out of the park, Hartman, the officer, said. [Full Article...]

Human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Northern Valley

Human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Northern Valley Most with this type of virus disease can recover completely. Mayeux said the nearest case was in East Baton Rouge. These persons did not travel out of the state before becoming ill. Stay in air-conditioned places or rooms with window screens that prevent access by mosquitoes. - Avoid wearing perfumes and colognes when outdoors for extended periods of time. [Full Article...]

MPs call for vaping rules to be relaxed

MPs call for vaping rules to be relaxed Researchers from the University of Birmingham (UK) stated that, despite the widespread belief that such cigarettes are alternative to Smoking, they should be treated with caution. A long-term research project into their health impact should also be launched with updated evidence available online for health professionals and the public, the committee concluded. [Full Article...]

Doctors find contact lens lost for 28 years in woman's eye

Doctors find contact lens lost for 28 years in woman's eye She was unable to find her contact lens after, leading to the assumption that it may have been knocked out of her eye during the injury. The lens was unscathed when discovered, according to the network, engulfed in the eyelid's soft tissue, only to chip as doctors removed it. [Full Article...]

Cutting out carbs could shorten your life, suggests study

Cutting out carbs could shorten your life, suggests study The researchers then pulled data from seven other studies, as well as their own study, to perform a separate analysis involving more than 432,000 people in 20 countries. 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...]

LDH downplays reports of measles outbreak; calls it a 'misinterpretation of language'

LDH downplays reports of measles outbreak; calls it a 'misinterpretation of language' Travelers with measles continue to bring it into the US, where it can spread when it reaches a community where groups of people are unvaccinated . This number is already fast approaching last year's total of 118 people from 15 states, and has far surpassed 2016 total of 86. [Full Article...]

Google Coach wearable AI assistant may motivate you to get in shape

Google Coach wearable AI assistant may motivate you to get in shape There is a chance we could see other phones added to the list at a later date, and this is only the initial start of what devices will take priority, but we're not sure. The Google Go app now offers the ability to read web pages aloud while highlighting each word. Google is rumored to be working on a new AI backed Google Coach program that will suggest the users to exercise and appropriate die... [Full Article...]

At Least Two Dozen People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park Today

At Least Two Dozen People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park Today New Haven first responders were called to a similar overdose outbreak on the Green on 4 July, when more than a dozen people were sick from synthetic cannabis. Officials said on Wednesday night that the tally had reached 76, according to NBC News. The rise in deaths is thought to be from the increased use of opioids , and that the drugs themselves are more deadly, reports the New York Times . [Full Article...]

Study finds glyphosate in most oat food products

Study finds glyphosate in most oat food products Careful about giving your child Cheerios or Quaker Oats cereals. Monsanto has frequently disputed the allegations that Roundup's glyphosate causes cancer , and it told CBS on August 15 that "glyphosate does not cause cancer" and "has a more than 40-year history of safe use". [Full Article...]

Starbucks debuts new plant-based protein cold brew coffee

Starbucks debuts new plant-based protein cold brew coffee It then gets blitzed in a blender along with peanut butter, "Banana Date Fruit Blend" and ice for a rich mouthfeel that provides about 12 grams of protein. Cold brew coffee joined the Starbucks family in 2015 and has been a favorite ever since. Starbucks Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew . As Frappuccino sales nose-dive, Starbucks is looking to drive afternoon traffic among health-focused cons... [Full Article...]

Mass overdose of marijuana sees 76 'bodies dropping' in park

On Thursday morning, New Haven Director of Emergency Management Rick Fontana told WTNH-TV that a K2 sample it tested was negative for the presence of fentanyl. The danger lies in the drug's unpredictability and its tendency to be cut with potent opioids or in some cases an anticoagulant used in rat poison. These can include extreme anxiety, confusion, paranoia and even hallucinations. [Full Article...]

White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese

White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese Scientists have discovered that a solidified whitish substance in an ancient jar dug up in Egypt is "probably the most ancient archaeological solid residue of cheese ever found". "It would not last long, it would spoil very quickly". "Other groups have done a lot of work with extracting lipid residues, fat residues, from ancient pots going back as far as 7000 B.C.", he said. [Full Article...]

Authorities Say 15 Overdosed In 45 Minutes At Connecticut Park

Authorities Say 15 Overdosed In 45 Minutes At Connecticut Park First responders in New Haven initially suspected that the drugs were laced with some form of opioid and used Narcan, which combats opioid overdoses, on the patients. Emergency responders rushed to one victim as officials were giving a news conference nearby on Wednesday morning. Some individuals who were released from the hospital needed to be treated a second time for an additional apparent ov... [Full Article...]

DR Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment

DR Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, visiting the area, on Sunday called for "free and secure access" for health workers, the agency said in a statement. Ebola causes serious illness including vomiting, diarrhoea and in some cases internal and external bleeding. Use of the experimental treatment in the field comes on the heels of deployment of an unlicensed vaccine in the earlier E... [Full Article...]

NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

NY University offers free tuition for all medical students Rafael Rivera, NYU's associate dean for admission and financial aid", told The Journal. About 93 first-year students will receive full-year scholarships, on top of 350 students who are already in the midst of their medical program, the publication said. [Full Article...]

Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

Alston said it's unclear what was the cause of the overdoses, but officials suspect it may have been synthetic cannabinoids , known as K2, that were likely laced with other substances. "That caused us to respond with a multi-casualty incident", he said. The CDC said a record 72,000 Americans died past year because of drug overdose - about 10 percent higher than previous figures. [Full Article...]

Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Making Huge Investment in Health Insurance Disruptor

Alphabet Inc (GOOGL) Making Huge Investment in Health Insurance Disruptor In a statement to Healthcare Dive, Schlosser also said the money will increase involvement in the individual and small business markets and allow the MA expansion. Oscar hopes to reduce costs for patients and improve clinical outcomes by using data in new, technologically advanced ways. The company intends to use the funds to bring Oscar to more cities. [Full Article...]


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