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West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquitoes Along Shoreline (But Don't Panic) West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquitoes Along Shoreline (But Don't Panic)
- August 03, 2018

West Nile virus is the most prevalent mosquito-borne illness in Arizona. Only a very small per cent of people, one per cent, develop neuroinvasive West Nile, which can cause inflammation of the brain. Also, residents are reminded to dispose of water-holding containers in their yards, like ceramic pots, used tires, and tire swings, and clean out gutters. (more...)
Man has all limbs amputated after dog's lick leads to infection Man has all limbs amputated after dog's lick leads to infection
- August 02, 2018

The bacteria Capnocytophaga is found in the saliva of dogs and cats. "People with a weakened immune systems who have difficulty fighting off infections (for example, people with cancer or those taking certain medications such as steroids) are at greater risk of becoming ill", the agency says. (more...)
HUD implements nationwide smoking ban in public housing HUD implements nationwide smoking ban in public housing
- August 02, 2018

The ban prohibits smoking tobacco products in all indoor common areas, administrative offices, living units and outdoor areas within 25 feet of the buildings. "Them trying to tell you you can't smoke in your apartment or wherever", Tequita Brown said. "I feel like.what about on your porch?" They could face eviction if they are caught smoking three times. (more...)
Whey Powder Supplier Named by FDA in Salmonella Recalls Whey Powder Supplier Named by FDA in Salmonella Recalls
- July 28, 2018

The earliest case of the illness started on November 20, 2017, and the most recently recorded with the CDC was reported on June 29, 2018. The company said it has not received any complaints or reports of its customers contracting Salmonella but chose to recall products voluntarily. (more...)
No evidence Islamic State responsible for Toronto attack No evidence Islamic State responsible for Toronto attack
- July 27, 2018

His arm, calmly, meticulously raised a handgun and people as they strolled in Toronto's Greektown neighborhood. Yet that appears to be the case with Faisal Hussain , the 29-year-old identified by Ontario's Special Investigations Unit as the gunman in the Toronto shootings Sunday night. (more...)
A Transgender Woman Says A Pharmacist Refused To Fill Her Hormone Prescription A Transgender Woman Says A Pharmacist Refused To Fill Her Hormone Prescription
- July 24, 2018

I was carrying my first prescriptions for hormone therapy. "I was finally going to start seeing my body reflect my gender identity and the woman I've always known myself to be", said Hall, who declined through an ACLU spokesperson to be interviewed for this article. (more...)
Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile virus Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile virus
- July 22, 2018

And one person in East Baton Rouge was infected with the virus but showed no symptoms. West Nile virus can be deadly for people with weak immune systems. Dress - Wear loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirts and trousers to reduce the amount of exposed skin. In 2002, the state documented its first human infections, with 52 cases reported that year. (more...)
Teva Recalls Hypertension Drug Valsartan Due to Carcinogen Trace Teva Recalls Hypertension Drug Valsartan Due to Carcinogen Trace
- July 20, 2018

Valsartan, a common drug used to manage blood pressure and prevent heart failure, has been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). "The presence of NDMA was unexpected and is thought to be related to changes in the way the active substance was manufactured", the FDA said in a press release. (more...)
Man dies after eating raw oysters tainted with 'flesh-eating' bacteria Man dies after eating raw oysters tainted with 'flesh-eating' bacteria
- July 19, 2018

The department did not disclose the name of the establishment where the man got the oysters from. Flesh eating bacteria, or Vibrio vulnificus , is naturally occurring bacteria found in warm, brackish seawater. WWSB also warns that bacteria can enter the system through an open wound, so be wary swimming with cuts. The bacteria does not change the appearance, odor or taste of an oyster. (more...)
United States election meddling: Trump reverses course again United States election meddling: Trump reverses course again
- July 19, 2018

The issue of Trump and his views on 2016 election meddling has been under renewed scrutiny since Monday's summit, when the president didn't offer support for US intelligence agencies, which found that Russian Federation interfered in election. (more...)
Where To Get Free Food For National Hot Dog Day Where To Get Free Food For National Hot Dog Day
- July 18, 2018

Limit two per customer, while supplies last. To get the deal, the company says you have to download the app before Wednesday and you also will get a coupon for a free milkshake for downloading. The JCI Grill located at 11940 Southwest Freeway will present a Throwback Thursday price of a nickel for hot dogs and chips, as well as 10-cent sodas, and 15-cent JCI Grill chili. (more...)
Maryland insurers say Trump Administration to cut health payments destabilizes market Maryland insurers say Trump Administration to cut health payments destabilizes market
- July 14, 2018

The Trump administration says the freezing of these payments is based on a ruling by a federal judge in Albuquerque, New Mexico, who ruled that part of risk adjustment provision's implementation was flawed and hadn't been adequately justified by federal regulators. (more...)
Common heart drug recalled due to contamination with possible carcinogen Common heart drug recalled due to contamination with possible carcinogen
- July 13, 2018

Simultaneously, the administration also suspended the use of Valsartan in producing medicines and is conducting research on the use and impact of Valsartan to ensure patients' safety and follow the procedures for changing drug registration dossiers as regulated. (more...)
J&J ordered to pay $4.7 billion in asbestos cancer case J&J ordered to pay $4.7 billion in asbestos cancer case
- July 13, 2018

After falling almost 3 percent in pre-market trading, shares of the company were lately down almost 1 percent. The company, which plans to appeal the verdict, said it was " deeply disappointed " with the decision. Company shares have dropped significantly since the verdict was announced, there's no question that the entire J&J brand will suffer greatly as a result. (more...)
FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal
- July 13, 2018

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration said on Thursday recalled Kellogg Co Honey Smacks cereal was still being sold at retail outlets and warned consumers not to purchase the product. No deaths have been reported. About 450 people die in the United States each year from salmonella. Use or consumption of products contaminated with salmonella can result in serious illness, including fatal infections, fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, especially for young, frail or elderly ... (more...)
Despite Trump\'s Breastfeeding Opposition, All 50 U.S. States Back It Despite Trump\'s Breastfeeding Opposition, All 50 U.S. States Back It
- July 12, 2018

The resolution ended up passing, though the US did succeed in getting the language altered slightly. Despite all that data, the USA has consistently lagged behind most high-income countries on both breastfeeding rates (only about half of American women are still breastfeeding at six months, as is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics ) and the policies that help increase them, like paid maternity leave. (more...)
Babies Who Are Given Solid Food Sooner Will Sleep Better Babies Who Are Given Solid Food Sooner Will Sleep Better
- July 12, 2018

The Government now advises mothers to feed babies exclusively with breastmilk until they are at least six months, and only then gradually introduce solids. The study on solids was part-funded by the Food Standards Agency , which was also looking at how allergies develop in babies. The questionnaires recorded the frequency of food consumption and included questions about breastfeeding frequency and duration, as well as questions about sleep duration. (more...)
Administration Suspends Billions in Payoffs to Obamacare Insurers | Trending Administration Suspends Billions in Payoffs to Obamacare Insurers | Trending
- July 11, 2018

Insurance stocks may be a focus in Monday morning's trading. Since Republican campaigns to kill Obamacare failed in Congress a year ago, the Trump administration has been taking every opportunity to sabotage the Affordable Care Act . In a separate statement, the CMS said it was "disappointed" by the court's ruling, adding that "billions of dollars in risk adjustment payments and collections are now on hold". (more...)
Trump administration freezes Obamacare funds Trump administration freezes Obamacare funds
- July 10, 2018

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has suspended payments to health insurers with a large number of sick Obamacare clients. The CMS said it won't be making transfer payments for the 2017 benefit year totaling $10.4 billion. (more...)
FDA says parasites in Del Monte vegetables causing explosive diarrhea throughout midwest FDA says parasites in Del Monte vegetables causing explosive diarrhea throughout midwest
- July 10, 2018

Osterholm represents at least 115 people who ate from the fecally-contaminated trays. 'The Cyclospora parasite needs time (days to weeks) after being passed in a bowel movement to become infectious for another person, ' the FDA said. The broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip trays were also sold in Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin before they were pulled from both Kwik Trip and Kwik Star shelves. (more...)

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