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Measles warning for holidaymakers as European cases hit record high

Measles warning for holidaymakers as European cases hit record high

The agency said half - some 23,000 cases - this year occurred in Ukraine , where an insurgency backed by Russian Federation has been fighting the government for four years in the east in a conflict that has killed over 10,000 people. "We call on all countries to immediately implement broad, context-appropriate measures to stop further spread of this disease". Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO's regional director for Europe, says the key to stopping the spread is vaccination. Consulte Mais Informação

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Synthetic marijuana causes spike in CT overdoses

Synthetic marijuana causes spike in CT overdoses

No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening symptoms. Emergency crews showed up and found some people passed out and unresponsive, while others were complaining of nausea or were vomiting. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said the state departments of Public Health and Mental Health and Addiction Services were helping New Haven officials. "Hopefully, today brings a different light", city Office of Emergency Management Director Rick Fontana told The New Haven ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Second West Nile case confirmed in Calhoun County, statewide total at 23

Second West Nile case confirmed in Calhoun County, statewide total at 23

Between July 8 and July 28, officials say a record number of 195 mosquito pools, a collection of trapped mosquitoes, tested positive for West Nile in New Jersey, which is double the amount during the same time past year. Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers that have accumulated on your property. - Have tight-fitting windows and doors with intact screens. Consulte Mais Informação

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E-cigarettes can be key weapon in battle against smoking, insist MPs

E-cigarettes can be key weapon in battle against smoking, insist MPs

Vaping on an e-cigarette is much less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes, according to MPs, who say the rules around using them should be relaxed. The committee found that an "unacceptable" three quarters of NHS trusts are mistakenly concerned about "second-hand" e-cigarette vapour and a third of mental health trusts ban the devices completely, even though patients would "benefit considerably" from using them. Consulte Mais Informação

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Woman lost contact lens, found it in her eyelid 28 years later

Woman lost contact lens, found it in her eyelid 28 years later

The woman did tell the doctors that her left eyelid had been droopy for a long time but that it hadn't been a cause for concern, according to the report. Is there anything more annoying than losing a contact lens? Warning signs of a trapped contact lens typically include sharp or scratchy pain, light sensitivity and redness, but the woman had no symptoms once the injury healed. Consulte Mais Informação

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Mass overdose of marijuana sees 76 'bodies dropping' in park

Mass overdose of marijuana sees 76 'bodies dropping' in park

The AP notes, "New Haven first responders were called to a similar overdose outbreak on the Green on July 4, when more than a dozen people were sick from synthetic marijuana". Police did not immediately release the name of the man who was arrested, saying they were waiting for victims to positively identify him. The CDC said a record 72,000 Americans died a year ago because of drug overdose - about 10 percent higher than previous figures. Consulte Mais Informação

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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

More than two thirds of the samples had glyphosate levels above what EWG scientists consider protective of children's health with an adequate margin of safety. And even EWG says that you don't need to purge your house of that half-eaten box of cereal. "The EPA has researched this issue and has set rules that we follow as do farmers who grow crops including wheat and oats", the company says. Consulte Mais Informação

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World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb

World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb

At that time the researchers exploring the tomb found some broken jars inside. A research team led by University of Catania archaeologist Enrico Greco wanted to analyze the whitish substance to determine its identity. The peptides detected by these techniques show the sample was a dairy product made from cow milk and sheep or goat milk. 'The constituting material was a dairy product obtained by mixing sheep or goat and cow milk'. Consulte Mais Informação

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FDA recalls thyroid medication, possible contamination concerns — RECALL ALERT

FDA recalls thyroid medication, possible contamination concerns — RECALL ALERT

Food and Drug Administration website . "While we stand behind the quality of our product, we are taking the utmost precaution by recalling our Thyroid, USP Tablets only to the wholesale level due to a recent inspection by the FDA at one of our active ingredient manufacturers", Westminster Pharmaceuticals owner and CEO Gajan Mahendiran said in a statement . Consulte Mais Informação

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Chemicals in vegetables can prevent colon cancer in mice

Chemicals in vegetables can prevent colon cancer in mice

The I3C had its effect on intestinal stem cells , helping them to develop into cells that absorb nutrients or generate protective mucus. According to the researchers these studies suggest that fibre within vegetables are not the only things to help reduce risk of bowel cancer, other molecules also contribute to risk reduction adding to the evidence supporting a healthy diet rich in vegetable is important to a healthy lifestyle, and additional studies will help to determine whether ... Consulte Mais Informação

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More Than 70 Overdoses In New Haven Spark Drug Investigation

Fontana said a widely used anti-opioid-overdose drug given to some victims at the park did not seem to be effective, but the same drug did help some patients recover when given in higher doses at hospitals. First responders scrambled all day Wednesday to handle almost 80 overdoses caused by what officials believe to be synthetic marijuana, which is commonly called K2. Consulte Mais Informação

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Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported

Florida urges vaccinations after 3 measles cases reported

While vaccinations have kept measles to low levels in the US, it's still common in many parts of the world and the CDC says people who have it keep traveling to the U.S. Officials urged parents to vaccinate their children. They were infected in Florida and live in the same home, and neither had been immunized. Prior to the case confirmed Thursday, all patients had either never been vaccinated or had unknown vaccination status. Consulte Mais Informação

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