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Connecticut police announce arrest tied to spate of synthetic pot overdoses

Connecticut police announce arrest tied to spate of synthetic pot overdoses No deaths have been reported, but authorities say two people had life-threatening symptoms. Some individuals were unconscious; others were vomiting or exhibiting other overdose symptoms. In recent months, K2 has caused hundreds of people in about 10 states to be hospitalized, sometimes with severe bleeding. Initial reports suggest that the drugs might have been laced with an opioid, K2, a synth... [Full Article...]

Best Buy to Acquire Health Tech Company Targeting Senior Citizens

Best Buy to Acquire Health Tech Company Targeting Senior Citizens In addition to its Jitterbug phones (which have become much more advanced since they hit the scene in 2006), GreatCall provides devices created to help consumers connect with caregivers, emergency services, and "daily challenges" for brain and body health. [Full Article...]

An Infamous Chemical Has Been Strongly Linked To Autism

An Infamous Chemical Has Been Strongly Linked To Autism The study also looked at the risks associated with a class of industrial chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that were banned in 1979 in the United States and in 1985 in Europe, but no association with autism was found. The study does not now prove causation, although the researchers mentioned that "the findings persisted, even after controlling for compounding factors". [Full Article...]

Contact lens removed from eye after 28 years

Contact lens removed from eye after 28 years Red arrows show high-intensity signal nodular lesion in the left upper eyelid . According to Health .com, the contact was a rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens which the woman hadn't worn since she was a teenager. Surgeons removed the lens, which was fully intact and preserved inside the eye tissue. 'The foreign body was extremely fragile. "We concluded that the lens migrated into the eyelid fo... [Full Article...]

Virginia horse test positive for West Nile virus

Virginia horse test positive for West Nile virus The number of mosquito samples that tested positive for the disease is below previous year: 1,805 positive samples were found by this time in 2017. The peak season for West Nile runs through September. Eliminate all sources of standing water by emptying flower pots, old auto tires, buckets and other containers. - Dispose of tin cans, ceramic pots and other unnecessary containers on your proper... [Full Article...]

Is vaping safe? Here's what we know about e-cigarettes

Is vaping safe? Here's what we know about e-cigarettes Specifically, the report recommended that the NHS set a policy allowing mental health facilities to allow e-cigarettes and noted that there is evidence they are an effective tool in getting people to stop smoking tobacco. "E-cigs in teens are a gateway to subsequent smoking lit cigarettes and e-cig vapour contains a large number of toxins which in time will obviously harm users, and bystanders". [Full Article...]

Drug Overdose Deaths Surge In NC — CDC

Drug Overdose Deaths Surge In NC — CDC The death toll is higher than the peak yearly death totals from HIV, auto crashes or gun deaths. A New York Times report point to two main reasons for the surge: More Americans are using opioids, and drugs are becoming more deadly. The CDC adjusts these figures to correct for underreporting, since some recorded deaths are still pending full investigation. The monthly CDC numbers suggest that dea... [Full Article...]

Surgeons find contact lens stuck in eyelid for 28 years

Surgeons find contact lens stuck in eyelid for 28 years Last year, doctors found 27 soft contact lenses in the eye of another British woman. Doctors determined that the patient had a cyst. It turns out the woman had "blunt trauma to the upper left eyelid" thanks to a shuttlecock hitting her in the eye during a game of badminton . [Full Article...]

Low-carb diet linked to increased risk of early death

Low-carb diet linked to increased risk of early death But it wasn't all bad news for people following low-carb diets. Seidelmann, a clinical research fellow in Boston, revealed the added risk of replacing carbs with protein and fats from animals instead of plants. An early risk of death was associated with groups who either ate too few carbs or too many. The authors speculate that Western-type diets that restrict carbohydrates often result in low... [Full Article...]

New cases brings measles count to 3 in Florida’s Gulf Coast

New cases brings measles count to 3 in Florida’s Gulf Coast Ulyee Choe, an infectious disease specialist and the county's health director, said in a statement Monday. While it is rare in the United States, it is still a common disease in places like Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 107 people from 21 states have come down with measles through July 14 of this year. Out of 1,000 people who contr... [Full Article...]

16 nurses who work in the same ICU are pregnant

16 nurses who work in the same ICU are pregnant The nurses, who are due between September and February, will go on maternity leave for 12 weeks. According to KPHO , the Mesa nurses didn't realize just how many of them were simultaneously pregnant until they all started joining a Facebook group chat. [Full Article...]

New Haven police make arrest after more than 100 K2 overdose calls

New Haven police make arrest after more than 100 K2 overdose calls By late morning Thursday, public safety had six new overdoses reported in the area of the green with people with similar symptoms to earlier K2-related illness, Fontana said. Nationally, overdose deaths reached a record level of 72,000 in 2017, according to a recent federal report. Vomiting and hallucinating drug users dropped like flies throughout the day as emergency crews raced to the New Haven... [Full Article...]

Wear OS Apps Get Mandatory Review Process For Google Play Store

Wear OS Apps Get Mandatory Review Process For Google Play Store Popular smartphones from all major manufacturers will get a free update to Android 9 Pie when it's released by each company. Previously, the Help Page stated: "You can turn off Location History at any time". Lastly, Google has also said that the Android Messages app for Android Go is now around 50% smaller in size, and, the Phone app now includes spam detection as well as caller ID. [Full Article...]

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods

Weed-killing chemical linked to cancer found in some children's breakfast foods On the other hand, the International Agency for Research on Cancer , the cancer agency that falls under the World Health Organization, classifies glyphosate as " probably carcinogenic to humans ". Quaker Oats released a statement, "We proudly stand by the safety and quality of our Quaker products". It is also sprayed just before harvest on wheat, barley, oats and beans to kill the crop and ... [Full Article...]

Starbucks Offers New Vegan Options With Plant-Based Cold Brew Drinks

Starbucks Offers New Vegan Options With Plant-Based Cold Brew Drinks Offered in Almond and Cacao flavors, the options will only be available while supplies last. The new drinks, which feature the coffee chain's popular cold brew coffee mixed with plant-based protein powder, can be customized however you like, but Starbucks has created two to get you started. [Full Article...]

Mass Overdose Leaves Connecticut Park Strewn with Dozens of Drugged-Out Victims

Mass Overdose Leaves Connecticut Park Strewn with Dozens of Drugged-Out Victims They're also hoping to deter others from coming here and trying to find the toxic K2. - Officials say the number of victims from a rash of overdoses on a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Connecticut . [Full Article...]

USA approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

USA approves new generic competitor to EpiPen Right now, a two-pack of EpiPen , marketed by Mylan, currently lists for $608.61. In step, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch saw her salary soar by millions, reaching almost $19 million in 2015-a point lawmakers hammered her for during a House Oversight committee hearing in September of 2016. [Full Article...]

'Dr Bumbum' charged with murder after death of patient

Calixto fell ill during the procedure and Furtado rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she died hours later. Furtado, who has appeared on Brazilian TV and has almost 650,000 Instagram followers, is known for attracting women clients "with the false promise of quick and immediate beauty", according to the public prosecutor's office in Rio de Janeiro. [Full Article...]

White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese

White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese Jar and canvas discovered inside the tomb of Ptahmes , Mayor of Memphis during the XIX dynasty. After dissolving the sample, the team purified its protein constituents and analysed them with liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. [Full Article...]

Scientists said the new dangers of electronic cigarettes

Scientists said the new dangers of electronic cigarettes Other experts also suggest looking at the bigger picture: Most e-cigarette users are current or former smokers, so the potential damage needs to be in comparison to regular cigarettes. E-cigarettes are widely recognized by health organizations as potentially harmful, though better than cigarettes, although their full health effects are yet to be fully understood. [Full Article...]


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