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Puerto Rico Prepares as Tropical Storm Dorian Makes its Way to Island Puerto Rico Prepares as Tropical Storm Dorian Makes its Way to Island
- August 29, 2019

Based on Dorian's current track, those living in upper North Florida, around Tallahassee, will be getting soaked with rain all week and into early next week, according to the forecast, but won't necessarily see any possible tropical storm or hurricane conditions. (more...)
One in three teens are exposed to secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes One in three teens are exposed to secondhand smoke from e-cigarettes
- August 29, 2019

The state health officer and commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health has issued a warning to medical professionals and facilities in West Virginia regarding patients with a severe pulmonary illness. Also, they need doctors to report possible instances to native health departments. This included 14 hospitalizations in two states at the beginning of August 2019. (more...)
Fitbit unveils Versa 2 smartwatch with Amazons Alexa Fitbit unveils Versa 2 smartwatch with Amazons Alexa
- August 29, 2019

Other features include notifications for certain apps on your smartphone including messages and phone calls, plus you'll be able to control your Spotify music through an app on the device. We didn't get a chance to properly test how Alexa works on the Versa 2 in the short amount of time we had with the device, but we will be sure to do this in our full review. (more...)
Amid measles warning for Disneyland, here is what you need to know Amid measles warning for Disneyland, here is what you need to know
- August 29, 2019

The symptoms appear about nine to 12 days after a person has been infected. The Orange County Health Care Agency said that the girl was in Southern California from August 11 to August 15. "Measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that causes fever, rash, cough, and red, watery eyes", Nichole Quick, the Orange County health officer, said in statement. (more...)
Fairhaven Woman Dies After Reportedly Contracting EEE Fairhaven Woman Dies After Reportedly Contracting EEE
- August 29, 2019

Laurie Sylvia was a resident of Fairhaven, a town situated in Bristol County. It was present in 330 mosquito samples in MA this 12 months, officers stated. Jajuga canceled evening activities in the city, saying all outdoor events and games on city property will have a hard end time of 7 p.m. until September 30, and a hard end time of 6 p.m. (more...)
One Dead In Illinois From Vaping-Related Breathing Problems One Dead In Illinois From Vaping-Related Breathing Problems
- August 26, 2019

Ngozi Ezike said in a statement earlier. "We requested a team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help us investigate these cases and they arrived in IL on Tuesday". The cause has not been determined but all had recently used e-cigarettes to inhale either vaporized nicotine or cannabis, and numerous products have been sent for lab testing. (more...)
Deadly ‘super’ Salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican cheese, U.S. beef Deadly ‘super’ Salmonella outbreak linked to Mexican cheese, U.S. beef
- August 26, 2019

A deadly outbreak of multi-drug resistant Salmonella that sickened 225 people across the U.S. beginning in 2018 may have been spurred by a sharp rise in the use of certain antibiotics in cows a year earlier, infectious disease investigators reported this week. (more...)
'Polypill' shown to reduce heart disease and strokes by one-third 'Polypill' shown to reduce heart disease and strokes by one-third
- August 25, 2019

Those without a history of cardiovascular disease saw a risk reduction of around 40% and those with a history of cardiovascular problems saw a reduction of 20%, the study said. The research was carried out in a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran, Golestan University of Medical Sciences in Iran, Morgan State University in the USA, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran, Icahn School of Medicine in the U.S. (more...)
Dog owners are slimmer, fitter and earn more, study shows Dog owners are slimmer, fitter and earn more, study shows
- August 25, 2019

Dogs make great companions and can bring such happiness to their owners. The people were recruited between 2013 and 2014, and scientists have scheduled follow up evaluations for every five years until 2030 in what they call the Kardiovize Brno 2030 study. (more...)
Teen with measles may have exposed visitors at Disneyland Teen with measles may have exposed visitors at Disneyland
- August 24, 2019

August 15. The girl had measles when she arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on August 11 and went to the Desert Palms Hotel in Anaheim, officials said. She acknowledged she expects to glimpse extra measles cases, on the final, amongst worldwide travelers who talk about with California thanks to an develop in the illness foreign. (more...)
Marsha Edwards Accused Of Killing Children And Herself | Crime Time Marsha Edwards Accused Of Killing Children And Herself | Crime Time
- August 24, 2019

The case has left the metro Atlanta community reeling since the doctor was a well-known surgeon who was formerly married to Dr. Christopher Edwards , a prominent surgeon and chairman of the Atlanta Housing Authority. "Dr. Edwards, his extended family and friends are in a state of grief and shock, and privacy of the family is paramount as arrangements are being made". (more...)
Trending: Delaware issues advisory after reports of illnesses tied to vaping Trending: Delaware issues advisory after reports of illnesses tied to vaping
- August 24, 2019

Almost 94 cases of "severe" illnesses associated with e-cigarette use have so far been reported across 14 states since June 28, according to the CDC . Information about resources to help people quit smoking and vaping are available on the ODH website, including the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line (1-800-QUIT-NOW). (more...)
State Eyeing Possible Link Between Vaping, Lung Disease In Teens State Eyeing Possible Link Between Vaping, Lung Disease In Teens
- August 23, 2019

Colorado joins a seemingly growing list of states where vaping-related illnesses have been reported. State Epidemiologist Tim Jones says officials will look for common factors on specific vaping components or brands that may be the source of the illness. (more...)
Nigeria’s three-year milestone takes Africa towards polio eradication Nigeria’s three-year milestone takes Africa towards polio eradication
- August 23, 2019

Nigeria marked three years free of endemic wild polio on Wednesday, with health officials saying the nation's progress in fighting the crippling viral disease could result in the whole of Africa being declared polio-free early next year. Its Founder, Mrs Toyin Saraki, said in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos that the last case of WPV was detected on August 21, 2016, in Borno. The insecurity, which has displaced more than two million people, hampered vaccinations in the region and prevented ... (more...)
Measles back in United Kingdom three years after elimination Measles back in United Kingdom three years after elimination
- August 23, 2019

As compared to the surge of dozens of cases that were reported per week during the earlier part of the year, CDC claims that there are is a smaller increase in the spreading of measles and this is considered as a good sign. The WHO in 2019 has declared anti-vaccination stand as one of the top ten health threats. He added that one case was too many, and that he was determined to ensure a step up in their efforts to control its spread. (more...)
Widespread outbreaks of hepatitis A across Missouri Widespread outbreaks of hepatitis A across Missouri
- August 23, 2019

State officials say the disease appears to be spreading through person-to-person contact, mostly through people who use illicit drugs and people in close contact with them. The viral disease is spread through sexual contact, sharing drugs, food, and water handled by an infected person. Symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, fever, tiredness, stomach pain, brown colored urine and light colored stool. (more...)
Oregon Warns Doctors To Look Out For Vape-Related Illness
- August 23, 2019

Alabama has no cases but the CDC said it is investigating numerous other reports . The cases - reported from June 28 to August 20, 2019 - have popped up in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. (more...)
Second West Nile Virus-infected mosquito sample collected in Harrisburg Second West Nile Virus-infected mosquito sample collected in Harrisburg
- August 23, 2019

The Southern Nevada Health District declared the outbreak now that 28 cases have been reported in the county. In a recent conversation with Randolph County Health Specialist Scot Enghaus, he stated that a case of West Nile had been reported. (more...)
Elanco acquires Bayer's animal health division in $7.6-billion deal Elanco acquires Bayer's animal health division in $7.6-billion deal
- August 22, 2019

The price tag for the deal implies a multiple of 18.8 times adjusted core earnings, Bayer said, adding it would sell the equity stake over time. The move follows Bayer's announcement in November a year ago, that the German company planned to exit the animal health business, along with its sun care (Coppertone) and foot care (Dr. (more...)
New study shows links between pollution and mental health problems New study shows links between pollution and mental health problems
- August 22, 2019

Researchers then compared the "geo-incidents" of claims to measurements of 87 potential air pollutants. After studying the USA data, researchers observed a 27 percent increase in bipolar disorder in people living in areas with poor air quality , a 6 percent increase in major depression in those living in counties with the highest air pollution , and a 19.2 percent increase in the rate of personality disorder in counties with the poorest land quality. (more...)

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