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One Ottawa resident suffering with E. coli infection, linked to outbreak

One Ottawa resident suffering with E. coli infection, linked to outbreak Symptoms of E. coli infection include severe stomach cramps, diarrhoea which is often bloody, and vomiting, said the CDC . The warnings indicate the romaine lettuce recall is widespread-unlike others that only apply to certain brands, states or stores, the CDC is now considering all romaine lettuce unsafe to eat. [Full Article...]

Throw away all your romaine lettuce, no matter where it’s from — CDC

Throw away all your romaine lettuce, no matter where it’s from — CDC Coli . The outbreak has sickened at least 32 people from 11 states , including 13 who needed to be hospitalized. The most recent illness onset in the US among these cases was October 31, 2018. And after you do that, be sure to wash and sanitize the crisper drawer or fridge shelf the lettuce touched. Toss it. In fact, the alert includes advice on how to clean your refrigerator if romaine has... [Full Article...]

Govt endorses WHO's global action plan for Antimicrobial Resistance

Govt endorses WHO's global action plan for Antimicrobial Resistance Millions of people will die of antibiotic-resistant infections in the next three decades, a report has warned. World Antibiotics Awareness Week , which takes place November 12 to 18 and is managed by the World Health Organisation, aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance and prevent it spreading further. [Full Article...]

All That Social Media May Boost Loneliness, Not Banish It

All That Social Media May Boost Loneliness, Not Banish It The students were put into two groups, where one group was allowed to continue on with their social media habits and the other one was told to limit the social media access to thirty minutes per day while giving ten minutes to each platform-Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. [Full Article...]

A British man dies of rabies after holidaying in Morocco

A British man dies of rabies after holidaying in Morocco It said that while there was no risk to the wider public, as a precautionary measure, health workers and close contacts of the person who died were being assessed and offered vaccination if necessary. More country specific information on rabies is available through the National Travel Health Network and Centre's website. Animals in the United Kingdom are not affected apart from a small number of... [Full Article...]

New physical activity guidelines for Americans released

New physical activity guidelines for Americans released In fact, only 26 percent of men, 19 percent of women and 20 percent of minors are getting the recommended amount of exercise . A single period of sustained activity has immediate health benefits, including reduced anxiety and blood pressure, improved quality of sleep and improved insulin sensitivity. [Full Article...]

WHO Report Finds Large Gap In Global Antibiotic Use

WHO Report Finds Large Gap In Global Antibiotic Use Anti-microbial resistance occurs when bacteria are no longer affected by the antibiotics they were previously susceptible to or when micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses and some parasites stop the antimicrobials from working against them. [Full Article...]

US Worried about Ebola Outbreak In Congo Conflict Zone

US Worried about Ebola Outbreak In Congo Conflict Zone The outbreak in 1976 of what was then an unknown disease in a remote part of DR Congo sparked terror, but was brought under control by experts quickly identifying the virus' nature and using quarantines. "Two of our colleagues in the Rapid Response Medical Unit have even lost their lives in an attack", he said . "This epidemic remains risky and unpredictable, and we must not let our guard down"... [Full Article...]

CDC reports one is dead after salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey

CDC reports one is dead after salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey The salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey has gotten worse. As millions of Americans whet their collective appetite for Thanksgiving turkey, the CDC says investigators still don't know where the deadly salmonella outbreak they began tracking three days before last Thanksgiving started. [Full Article...]

Temporary flu shot clinic at CSU East Bay

Temporary flu shot clinic at CSU East Bay It's never too early to get the flu shot. Flu season runs from October until May, peaking in January and February. "I think that parents should be aware that the flu shot is very mild in general, that it only takes a few seconds, and that usually there is very little reaction to it", Dr. [Full Article...]

Free flu shot clinic to be held in Virginia Beach

Free flu shot clinic to be held in Virginia Beach There is now a flu vaccine for people over 65 that contains four times as much antigen as regular flu shots, and one that contains an adjuvant, but those tweaks have improved effectiveness only marginally. That might seem impressive, but our current vaccination rates are unacceptably low - in large part because of the proselytizing of anti-vaccine activists - and in some years the available vacc... [Full Article...]

Conjoined Bhutanese Twins Who Share Liver To Undergo Separation Surgery

Conjoined Bhutanese Twins Who Share Liver To Undergo Separation Surgery He said once the team realised they were able to divide the liver successfully without compromising the girls or doing "anything fancy" to the bowel was a "sense of relief". When the girls were given the green light on Friday, they were anaesthetised about 8.30am, before a team of four surgeons and about 18 people. All the doctors, nurses and surgical equipment assigned to each girl were also colo... [Full Article...]

CVS Health reports good financial results in Q3

CVS Health reports good financial results in Q3 A Beta component of the stock stands at 0.97. There are 6410743 shares which are traded on hands in the recent trading session. CVS Health Corporation (CVS ) negotiated the trading capacity of 6410743 shares and observing the average volume of last three months the stock traded 7323.75K shares. [Full Article...]

Uganda health workers get pre-emptory vaccinations against Ebola

Uganda health workers get pre-emptory vaccinations against Ebola The fear of transmission of the infection via the borders is heightened by the armed conflicts in the region, say officials. At least 300 suspected cases have been reported in the DRC in the latest outbreak, with 265 confirmed. Dr Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, the World Health Organization representative to Uganda said the vaccination as a huge step in mitigating the risk of Ebola among healthcare... [Full Article...]

Election 2018: GOP holds Senate, Democrats move closer in House

Election 2018: GOP holds Senate, Democrats move closer in House House . He said there's no way to portray losing the House as a positive development, but Trump can say, to some degree, that the results of the midterms are "good news". "Angers me to my core". The House loss meant Trump will face investigations into his tax returns, his businesses and his administration by Democratic lawmakers. [Full Article...]

Democrats fight for House control; GOP's Braun wins Indiana

Two 29-year-old Democrats - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Abby Finkenauer - are due to be the youngest women ever to win House seats. Trump tweeted Pelosi "deserves to be chosen Speaker of the House by Democrats", that "she has earned this great honor", and even suggesting some Republicans could vote for her, if Democrats "give her a hard time". [Full Article...]

'Morning people' at lower risk of breast cancer?

'Morning people' at lower risk of breast cancer? Interestingly, the study also found that sleeping longer isn't necessarily better, as the analysis showed that women who slept longer than the recommended seven to eight hours per night increased their chances of being diagnosed with breast cancer by 20% per additional hour. [Full Article...]

Amid deepening addiction crisis, FDA approves powerful new opioid

Amid deepening addiction crisis, FDA approves powerful new opioid The product, Dsuvia, consists of the synthetic opioid sufentanil, which is 500 times stronger than morphine, packaged in a plastic applicator for faster pain relief. Additionally, four Democratic senators had urged Gottlieb to deny approval on Dsuvia until Brown and other drug safety committee members could participate in the decision and vote, in a letter they sent last Wednesday. [Full Article...]

BMA calls for ‘tougher action’ on preventable ill health

BMA calls for ‘tougher action’ on preventable ill health Commenting on the document , Sandra Gidley, Chair of RPS England Board, said the vision "need to be matched by appropriate investment" by the government, particularly in the backdrop of "continued pressure on local authority budgets and cuts to public health services". [Full Article...]

Australian man who swallowed slug on a dare dies at 28

Australian man who swallowed slug on a dare dies at 28 One of his best friends, Jimmy Galvin, later described the moment. He said he and Sam Ballard were drinking at a party with pals in 2010 when Sam spotted the slug and had an idea. Last week, eight years after he fell ill, Ballard passed away at the age of 28. The news was reported by Lisa Wilkinson , an anchor for The Sunday Project . [Full Article...]


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