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Second Boston resident diagnosed with West Nile virus

Second Boston resident diagnosed with West Nile virus Three human cases of West Nile Virus Fever, the milder form of the disease, have been confirmed in Tarrant County this year, according to health department records. Keep in mind to take some simple precautions to reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home and protect yourself from being bitten. They are advising those spending time outdoors to wear long-sleeves and a hat and to use an in... [Full Article...]

Experts change their mind on rear-facing auto seats

Experts change their mind on rear-facing auto seats That data was supported by biometric research, crash simulation data and experience in Europe where children ride rear facing for longer periods. In the backseat, five-year-old Dominic faces forward and his 16-month-old brother Joseph, faces the rear. [Full Article...]

Holy Guacamole! Get paid to eat guacamole every day

Holy Guacamole! Get paid to eat guacamole every day But it could provide you a free avocado every day for six months, and there's only one magnificent catch: You have to eat it. You also must be at least 25 years old and either 40 inches around the waist if you're a man or 35 inches around the waste if you are a woman. [Full Article...]

Officials investigate 2 probable cases of West Nile Virus in Montgomery County

Officials investigate 2 probable cases of West Nile Virus in Montgomery County Birds provide a reservoir for the virus, and mosquitos that bite infected birds spread West Nile to humans. OPH is targeting areas where the county is seeing the disease-carrying mosquitoes and will continue to conduct adult mosquito control events. [Full Article...]

Blood Pressure Meds Contain Wrong Drug

Blood Pressure Meds Contain Wrong Drug Food and Drug Administration said. This recall is separate from a different blood pressure prescription recall that found a known carcinogen was in the medication. However, using spironolactone tablets instead of hydrochlorothiazide tablets could increase the risk of contracting hyperkalemia (elevated potassium levels), which could trigger other adverse events of varying degrees of severity ... [Full Article...]

New study pays people to eat avocados

The researchers want to see if avocados can help with weight loss. The university is now calling for participants willing to take part in the study. Females, on the other hand, must measure at least 35 inches around the waist. Once the research is finished, the participants will then be given $300 (P16,000) each, with those in the control group receiving an extra 24 avocados for themselves. [Full Article...]

Salmonella outbreak linked to kosher chicken sickens 17, kills 1, CDC says

Salmonella outbreak linked to kosher chicken sickens 17, kills 1, CDC says The other brand wasn't released. They also have not named the specific processing plants where contaminated chicken was found or who owns them. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced on Wednesday that 17 people have been afflicted by a recent salmonella outbreak possibly tied to Kosher Empire, resulting in one dead and eight hospitalized. [Full Article...]

Study Reveals Air Pollution Harms Cognitive Intelligence

Study Reveals Air Pollution Harms Cognitive Intelligence The study carried out by researchers from Beijing's Peking University and Yale University in the U.S. analyzed verbal and math test results of 20,000 people of all ages above 10 between 2010 and 2014, comparing them to records of nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide pollution. [Full Article...]

Scientists discover human brain cell that’s not found in mice | GeekWire

Scientists discover human brain cell that’s not found in mice | GeekWire Called rosehip neurons , they aren't found in mice and rodents, pointing to how hard it is to model human brain disorders in lab animals. This, he explained would clarify why some experimental neurological treatments work in laboratory mice but fail to show the same efficacy when tried on humans in human clinical trials. [Full Article...]

Weighing the coconut oil health claims

Weighing the coconut oil health claims The video has almost a million views on YouTube . Coconut oil contains more than 80% saturated fat-more than twice the amount found in lard . A quick look on social media or the web comes up with claims that coconut is healthy, improves weight-loss, and lowers cholesterol. [Full Article...]

GOVERNOR: Democrats face off in Florida gubernatorial race

GOVERNOR: Democrats face off in Florida gubernatorial race In this contest, at least, it was not the Year of the Democratic Woman but the insurgent-progressive uprising that won the battle of the memes. At FiveThirtyEight , Nathaniel Rakich says, correctly I think, that Democrats may be hurting in the general election if Gillum takes down Graham . [Full Article...]

CDC sees sharp increase in 3 STDs reported in 2017

CDC sees sharp increase in 3 STDs reported in 2017 In the previous year, cases of primary and secondary syphilis grew more than 10%. Sexually transmitted infections like chlamydia , gonorrhea , and syphilis soared to new record highs in the United States a year ago, public health officials said Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Lindsey Graham Honors John McCain In Emotional Senate Speech

Lindsey Graham Honors John McCain In Emotional Senate Speech Republican Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma allowed that McCain "was partially to blame" for the rift with Trump, saying, "He was very outspoken that he disagreed with the president in certain areas and wasn't too courteous about it". Sellers went on to attack the Republican Party as a whole, calling it "one of cowardice" and accusing Republicans like Santorum of trying to "contort themselves into ... [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump breaks silence on US Sen. John McCain

President Donald Trump breaks silence on US Sen. John McCain With the death of Arizona Sen. They have remembered his military service as a naval aviator, especially his valor in enduring beatings and torture during 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war at the hands of North Vietnamese captors at the height of the Vietnam War in the 1960s. [Full Article...]

Fitzgerald, Doan, Gonzalez to participate in McCain service

It said: "We weaken our greatness when we confuse our patriotism with tribal rivalries that have sown resentment and hatred and violence in all the corners of the globe". "He recognized democracy was hard but living in bondage to tyranny was far harder". Our words are too often cheap and imminently forgettable but John McCain paid our freight with his body and with his soul. [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus leads to death of Kent County man

West Nile Virus leads to death of Kent County man The Kent County Health Department has warned that they expect higher numbers of human West Nile cases this season. Health officials say the virus was first found in NY state in 1999. Catherine Brown. While most people infected with the virus show no symptoms, others can develop fever, headache, body aches and stiffness. This is the first positive West Nile case in a ME resident in 2018. [Full Article...]

Presidents and politicians honour John McCain's life of service

Presidents and politicians honour John McCain's life of service She tweeted after the announcement of his passing, writing in part, "My heart is broken". Cayetano noted that the Filipinos will remember the US senator from Arizona for translating America's commitment into action and for playing a vital role in keeping the Philippines-US alliance "strong and capable to address current strategic challenges". [Full Article...]

John McCain dies at the age of 81

The Arizona Republican died age 81 after a months-long battle with brain cancer . McCain's remarkable legacy and principled leadership, especially on issues related to national security and foreign policy. Mr McCain was well-respected across the political spectrum in the United States for both his military and political service. "In politics, he fell short of his greatest ambition". [Full Article...]

Two mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Glynn County

Two mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Glynn County Severe symptoms include a severe headache, high fever, mental confusion, muscle weakness, coma or paralysis. "The risk of West Nile virus will drop once there is a heavy frost that reduces the number of mosquitoes", he added. Most human cases typically occur between late July and October. Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR 3535 according to label ... [Full Article...]

DRC: Doctor stricken with Ebola in rebel stronghold

DRC: Doctor stricken with Ebola in rebel stronghold The virus has killed 63 people so far - out of 103 confirmed or probable cases - but Salama warned health workers were expecting "at least one additional wave of cases". WHO and health experts reached Oicha with armed escort by MONUSCO troops this week from Beni along a road classified as a "red zone" in terms of insecurity, Salama said. [Full Article...]


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