Medicine

Smoking banned in public housing nationwide, effective today

Smoking banned in public housing nationwide, effective today The ban was passed under the Obama administration in November 2016. "Eliminating smoking indoors and close to the building is the only way to fully protect people from secondhand smoke". To that effect, the encouragement will be underlined by stringent guidelines: Tenants could face eviction for violation of these rules - though first offenses will be forgiven. [Full Article...]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Chickens, Ducklings — CDC

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Backyard Chickens, Ducklings — CDC Do not let live poultry in the house or where you keep food and drinks, the CDC said . A half-dozen strains of salmonella bacteria have sickened people starting in the middle of February, with 34 of the 212 sickened people hospitalized. [Full Article...]

'No evidence to support' ISIS was behind Toronto attack

'No evidence to support' ISIS was behind Toronto attack Toronto Mayor John Tory, Police Chief Mark Saunders, Community Safety Minister Michael Tibollo and Mulroney met late this afternoon at Queen's Park. A senior police source, while cautioning that this doesn't mean Hussain wasn't mentally ill, said that often with such people, there are frequent encounters with police - calls from the family for help, suicide attempts or committals to hospital un... [Full Article...]

CVS Pharmacist Fired After Refusing to Fill Trans Woman's Prescription

CVS Pharmacist Fired After Refusing to Fill Trans Woman's Prescription But when she gave her prescription to the pharmacist, he denied her the medication without giving a reason, she wrote. "CVS Health extends its honest apologies to Ms. Pop culture junkie. Dolly Parton once ruffled my hair and said I was "just the cutest thing ever". CVS said the employee was sacked, and added it had not responded to Hall's complaints because of "an unintentional oversight". [Full Article...]

West Nile virus risk rising in southeast Sask.

West Nile virus risk rising in southeast Sask. The state Department of Health and Human Services announced the death on Friday as a warning to others to protect from mosquito-borne illnesses. And one person in East Baton Rouge was infected with the virus but showed no symptoms. Wear long sleeves and trousers, and insect repellant. Avoid being outdoors at peak mosquitoe hours - early evening to morning - and watch out for the biting bugs when... [Full Article...]

Blood pressure drug recalled due to cancer risk

Blood pressure drug recalled due to cancer risk Not all valsartan-containing medicines distributed in the United States have valsartan active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) supplied by this specific company . The agency also recommends that consumers determine if they are taking a recalled product , find the company-specific recall instructions, and contact their pharmacy and physician. [Full Article...]

Health Department: Man dies after eating raw oysters at restaurant

Health Department: Man dies after eating raw oysters at restaurant The 71-year-old man ate oysters at a Sarasota restaurant and died two days later. Michael Drennon, the Disease Intervention Services Program Manager for Florida Department of Health Sarasota County, told ABC7 Sarasota that symptoms such as diarrhea, fever and general symptoms associated with gastrointestinal illness "can progress to a severe illness where you get the bacteria into your blood... [Full Article...]

Trump Learned Extent of Russian Meddling Before Inaugural — NY Times

Trump Learned Extent of Russian Meddling Before Inaugural — NY Times Browder's name came up because Putin floated this idea: If the USA gave the Kremlin access to Browder, Putin would allow US investigators to interview the 12 Russian intelligence agents indicted as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election . [Full Article...]

Portillo's offering 2 hot dogs for $5 all week

Portillo's offering 2 hot dogs for $5 all week Now, we have arrived on July 18, which has been dubbed National Hot Dog Day. The obvious way to celebrate the big holiday is ... eating hot dogs. Customers can redeem one coupon per person per transaction at participating locations in 41 states. [Full Article...]

Dwayne Johnson not in touch with Tyrese Gibson

Dwayne Johnson not in touch with Tyrese Gibson Stephen asked him, to which Dwayne said: "I absolutely do. I need that thing... oh, experience", he continued. The beef first began on the set of 2017's The Fate of the Furious , when Johnson allegedly called a male costar "chicken sh*t" and "candy a**". [Full Article...]

Trump administration slashes more ObamaCare funds

Trump administration slashes more ObamaCare funds Publicly traded insurers with large presences in Obamacare include Centene Corp. and Molina Healthcare Inc. Just last week, CMS said because of a pending lawsuit it was suspending a program created by the law to even out the burden on health insurers whose customers are especially unhealthy or sick. [Full Article...]

'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella The Kellogg Company recalled the cereal on June 14, 2018. "Products with earlier dates could also potentially be contaminated", says the FDA update. According to the FDA, retailers can't legally offer the cereal for sale. Florida has two people sick. No deaths have been reported. "There have been 73 ill people reported from 31 states, including 24 people who have been hospitalized". [Full Article...]

Health Canada recalls heart drug due to contamination with possible carcinogen

Health Canada recalls heart drug due to contamination with possible carcinogen The recall came after the detection of a chemical - n-nitrosodimethylamine - that could lead to cancer. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a recall yesterday (July 10) of all batches of valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide 160/12.5mg film-coated tablets - used to treat high blood pressure and heart conditions - made by Accord Healthcare. [Full Article...]

US senators take sides on Trump's Supreme Court pick

US senators take sides on Trump's Supreme Court pick West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, battling for reelection in a state Trump won in 2016, in a statement on Kavanaugh's nomination, said the " Supreme Court will ultimately decide if almost 800,000 West Virginians with pre-existing conditions will lose their healthcare". [Full Article...]

USA threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution

USA threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution US delegates pushed for removal of resolution language calling on governments to "protect, promote and support breast-feeding." . Ecuador had planned to introduce a resolution which encouraged breastfeeding - but they suddenly backed out, because the USA reportedly said it would impose damaging trade restrictions and cut military aid if it went through with the measure. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Freezes Payments to Affordable Care Act Insurers with Sicker Patients

Trump Administration Freezes Payments to Affordable Care Act Insurers with Sicker Patients The Trump administration has suspended more than $10 billion in Obamacare payments to insurance companies that lost money on state insurance exchanges. Some health care experts, however, believe that risk adjustment has caused more damage than good and needs urgent fixing. Insurance companies responded quickly on Saturday with their disapproval. [Full Article...]

Partisan battle lines remain firm after Brett Kavanaugh's nomination

Partisan battle lines remain firm after Brett Kavanaugh's nomination Cox pointed to the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, in which justices unanimously ruled that the "separate but equal" standards of racial segregation were unconstitutional. "I am hopeful that Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation process will be fair and timely". Kennedy's position in the court's center guarantees a fierce confirmation fight. [Full Article...]

FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea

FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea The recalled products were distributed to the following stores: Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket, and Peapod. The FDA has not identified which of the ingredients it believes to be the cause of this outbreak, and each component of these vegetable trays is under consideration. [Full Article...]

Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick

Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. While the President's choice of Gorsuch to replace Scalia ensured the iconic conservative justice was replaced with another person highly regarded by conservatives, the vacancy created by Kennedy has given Trump the opportunity to replace a frequent swing vote with a conservative name. [Full Article...]

Hospital Evacuated After Tuberculosis Sample Accidentally Released

Hospital Evacuated After Tuberculosis Sample Accidentally Released According to the received reports, a small bottle of frozen tuberculosis sample accidentally dropped down and fell to the floor with its lid open. But hospital authorities later said that there was "zero risk" to patients and hospital personnel and that testing would not occur. [Full Article...]


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