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197 illnesses, 5 deaths in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce

197 illnesses, 5 deaths in E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce

Twenty-five more people have taken ill since the last update from the agency on May 16, with 197 patients from 35 states now affected, the CDC said. Brendan Flaherty, a lawyer who is representing clients sickened in this outbreak, said, "Given the high number of hospitalizations, HUS cases, and deaths in this outbreak, consumers should continue to ask where the romaine lettuce they are buying comes from". Consulte Mais Informação

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Lyme -- The First Epidemic of Climate Change author

Lyme -- The First Epidemic of Climate Change author

If you find a tick and its still attached, follow these steps to safely remove the tick. De-ticking clothing is best done by throwing clothes into a drier on high for 10 minutes, even before washing. The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Department for Public Health are reminding people to take precautions against tick bites, which can transmit serious and potentially deadly illnesses. Consulte Mais Informação

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Smoking harmful to entire human body, not just lungs, says expert

Smoking harmful to entire human body, not just lungs, says expert

In March, South Africa's Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, expressed his disdain for the tobacco industry, saying that all it caused was "mayhem". Public Health England in the United Kingdom, the Food and Drug Administration in the United States, as well as many other regulators and health authorities worldwide have acknowledged that smoke-free products like e-cigarettes and heated tobacco devices could offer a less harmful alternative to cigarettes.In fact they are integrating the ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Four more people dead from E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

Four more people have died as a result of the E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce , bringing the total to five deaths, health officials reported Friday. Of the infected people, 89 have been hospitalised, and 26 have developed a kidney failure type known as hemolytic uremic syndrome. Eating the contaminated lettuce may cause diarrhea, vomiting and even kidney failure in severe cases. Consulte Mais Informação

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Food truck fundraiser slated for June 2

Food truck fundraiser slated for June 2

Betty Craft, a member of the Appomattox Community was impacted by cancer in a way that motivated her to join the fight to find a cure for this awful disease. Following her cancer diagnosis in May 2008, Betler said she received continuous support from family, friends and the American Cancer Society , now she wants to connect people fighting cancer with one another and the support services they need so they don't have to face it alone. Consulte Mais Informação

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Multivitamins&supplements: money wasted, no health benefits shown

Multivitamins&supplements: money wasted, no health benefits shown

Every day, millions of people take vitamin and mineral supplements to delay the possible onset of disease or simply to feel more healthy. The study was led by researchers with St. Study leaders say they were surprised there are so few benefits to these popular supplements. The authors of the paper entitled " Enough Is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements ", wrote at the time that "despite sobering evidence of no benefit or possible harm", the use of ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Death toll from Nipah virus rises to 15 in Kerala

The 27-year-old soldier's medical condition, after his return, prompted the authorities to admit him to Command Hospital on May 20, the defence spokesperson said, adding that Prasad passed away five days later. The Health Ministry has also taken several preventive steps to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. The UAE's Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) said in a statement that it has banned the imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from Kerala. Consulte Mais Informação

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