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Severe Lung Injury Reported After Vaping In Minnesota Severe Lung Injury Reported After Vaping In Minnesota
- August 24, 2019

Health Department of Minnesota stated that it is highly unlikely for all of these cases to have direct connection with each other. Following early suspicions, the CDC did note that "i$3 n many cases, patients have acknowledged recent use of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products while speaking to healthcare personnel or in follow-up interviews by health department staff". (more...)
Four Iowans who vape report respiratory issues Four Iowans who vape report respiratory issues
- August 23, 2019

The cases originate across the state, but all four patients reported vaping before they experienced worsening respiratory symptoms - including coughing and trouble breathing - that were not explained by any infectious disease, such as influenza, said Iowa Department of Public Health Medical Director Dr. (more...)
Nigeria marks three years since last reported case of wild polio Nigeria marks three years since last reported case of wild polio
- August 23, 2019

Nigeria has come a long way since 2012 when it had nearly half of the global number of polio cases. NPHCDA Executive Director Dr Faisal Shuaib , addressing journalists in Abuja on the milestone, attributed the success to the collective contributions of stakeholders involved in the fight against the virus, including local and worldwide donor agencies and field workers. (more...)
Reports of severe lung disease linked to vaping on the rise
- August 23, 2019

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 153 possible cases in 16 states that occurred since June 28. The Department of State Health Services is urging doctors in Texas to ask patients with respiratory problems - like cough, shortness of breath and fatigue - about their e-cigarette use. (more...)
Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Coconino County Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Coconino County
- August 23, 2019

The second sampling of West Nile Virus has been collected in Harrisburg. However, subsequent laboratory tests on mosquito samples showed increased ground spraying throughout the city was successful and eliminated the need. Ensure screens fit tightly over doorways and home windows to keep mosquitoes out of houses. Use insect repellents according to the manufacturer's instructions. (more...)
Elanco To Acquire Bayer's Animal Health Business For $7.6B Elanco To Acquire Bayer's Animal Health Business For $7.6B
- August 22, 2019

The price tag for the deal implies a multiple of 18.8 times adjusted core earnings, Bayer said, adding it would sell its equity stake in the merged business over time. "We were also able to safeguard the interests of our employees", said Baumann. Purdue University Krannert School of Management associate dean Logan Jordan says the deal helps Elanco grow in an area that's more stable than pharmaceuticals for humans. (more...)
Pollution Linked To Increase In Neuropsychiatric Or Bipolar Disorders, Study Suggests Pollution Linked To Increase In Neuropsychiatric Or Bipolar Disorders, Study Suggests
- August 22, 2019

The data was so shocking that the researchers chose to compare the data with another country, so they teamed up with the researchers at Denmark to study the records of 1.4 million Danish people born in between 1979 and 2002. The research, published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine , was one of the most extensive worldwide research to have a look at the short-term impact of pollution as a reason for death, the researchers mentioned. (more...)
Reported illnesses among vapers reaches 150 possible cases
- August 22, 2019

There have been no deaths reported, but some patients have been put on ventilators, health officials said. Following early suspicions, the CDC did note that "i$3 n many cases, patients have acknowledged recent use of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products while speaking to healthcare personnel or in follow-up interviews by health department staff". (more...)
Vaping impacts blood vessels, even without nicotine Vaping impacts blood vessels, even without nicotine
- August 22, 2019

The endothelium is essential for proper blood circulation. As more people pick up vaping - especially teenagers and young adults - and medical professionals see more cases of vaping-induced illness, scientists and lawmakers are becoming increasingly concerned with the potential effects of e-cigarette inhalation. (more...)
The CDC is investigating cases of severe lung damage linked to vaping The CDC is investigating cases of severe lung damage linked to vaping
- August 22, 2019

The CDC said Saturday it had counted 94 possible cases of severe lung illness associated with vaping in 14 states from June 28 to August 15. Thomas Haupt, a respiratory disease epidemiologist with Wisconsin's Department of Health Services, told CNN earlier this month that the cases in his state were young people who were "otherwise normally healthy, and they were coming in with severe respiratory illnesses, and in some cases, they actually had to go to the intensive care unit and were ... (more...)
DSHS investigating severe lung disease in e-cigarette users
- August 21, 2019

The CDC is working with health divisions in Wisconsin , Illinois, California, Indiana and Minnesota on the probe. Clinicians are asked to gather information about the products used and ask patients to save the vaping liquid in case needed for testing. (more...)
Irish border plan is 'anti-democratic', Johnson tells EU Irish border plan is 'anti-democratic', Johnson tells EU
- August 21, 2019

The UK does not want there to be any border - effective or virtual - between Britain and Northern Ireland. The meetings come as Mr Johnson has reiterated his opposition to the Northern Irish backstop, saying he will not support any withdrawal agreement that includes it. (more...)
West Nile human infection confirmed in Southwest Ga West Nile human infection confirmed in Southwest Ga
- August 20, 2019

The Culex mosquito is one variety found in Utah that can carry the West Nile virus. ► Eliminate standing water in gutters, planters, toys, wheelbarrows and old tires. Ruis added, "Uncommonly, the outcome is death". The reason is the increase in cases of West Nile virus, which has been recorded in neighbouring France and Italy as well as southeastern European countries. (more...)
Isle of Man MMR vaccination rate lower than UK's Isle of Man MMR vaccination rate lower than UK's
- August 20, 2019

Mary Ramsay, head of immunisation at PHE, said:"Making it as easy as possible for parents to access vaccines so that they can offer their children the best possible start in life is a priority for us, DHSC and for NHS England". Two doses of MMR in a lifetime are needed for a person to be considered fully protected. Around 100,000 (around 1 in 8) five-year olds in England may still need their 4-in-1 pre-school booster that protects against diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and polio. (more...)
Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill, calls for more mental institutions Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill, calls for more mental institutions
- August 18, 2019

At the same time we will be taking mentally deranged and unsafe people off of the streets so we won't have to worry so much about that. His comments came as he started a trip from New Jersey to address a campaign rally in New Hampshire. On Thursday, Trump declined to say whether he supports universal background checks. US President Donald Trump announced the need to increase the number of psychiatric hospitals in the country, TASS reports. (more...)
N.C. health officials investigate possible link between vaping and lung disease N.C. health officials investigate possible link between vaping and lung disease
- August 18, 2019

Vaping products and e-cigarettes contain harmful substances, including heavy metals, volatile organic compounds, and ultrafine particles that can be inhaled into the lungs, health officials said. "People had the impression that vaping was something safe", Choi said. Dylan Nelson, a 26-year-old Wisconsin man, went to see a doctor when he first became ill. (more...)
Trump Blames Mass Shootings on Mentally Ill Trump Blames Mass Shootings on Mentally Ill
- August 18, 2019

Later on Thursday at a rally in Manchester , New Hampshire, Trump said it was necessary to consider building new institutions for the mentally ill. He's been encouraged by some aides, including daughter Ivanka, to press on background checks. On Thursday, Trump declined to say whether he supports universal background checks. (more...)
Sydney stabbing victim Michaela Dunn funded extravagant travels as a sex worker Sydney stabbing victim Michaela Dunn funded extravagant travels as a sex worker
- August 17, 2019

Her last trip on documented on social media was to glamorous and star-studded Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California just four months ago. The 20-year-old is accused of fatally stabbing 24-year-old Michaela Dunn in an apartment on Clarence St on Tuesday afternoon before stabbing 41-year-old Linda Bo in the shoulder at Hotel CBD. (more...)
3rd mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile in Reno 3rd mosquito sample tests positive for West Nile in Reno
- August 17, 2019

So far this year, WNV activity has been detected in 10 counties. "While this has been a mild West Nile virus season so far, the greatest risk of infection in MA is in August and September", said Claude Jacob, chief public health officer and director of the Department, in a press release. (more...)
Ebola outbreak spreads to new province in DR Congo Ebola outbreak spreads to new province in DR Congo
- August 17, 2019

The virus was first identified in 1976 when outbreaks occurred near the Ebola River in Congo. This means that if you catch someone with the virus early and give them "a big slug" of the antibodies they will cruise around the body and target the Ebola virus and glue themselves onto it, neutralising the virus so it can't get into cells and propagate the infection, Dr Smith said. (more...)

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