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Consumer fault is a red herring; Salmonella should be an adulterant in poultry

By |2018-11-12T13:48:56+00:00November 12th, 2018|

In recent days the CDC and FSIS updated information on a continuing salmonellosis outbreak connected to raw and live turkeys. Since July 19 announcement of the outbreak, 74 more people from 26 more states have been reported. That brings the totals, as of Nov. 5, to 164 infected people from 35 states. Sixty-three have been hospitalized and [...]

Adolescent mental health

By |2018-11-12T13:43:08+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Key facts One in six people are aged 10–19 years. Mental health conditions account for 16% of the global burden of disease and injury in people aged 10–19 years. Half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age but most cases are undetected and untreated. Globally, depression is one of the leading [...]

Was note ban worth the pain? Why India doesn’t use face masks and air purifiers, and more top news

By |2018-11-12T13:34:01+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Demonetisation, two years on: few hits, several misses. While the move sought to weed out unaccounted wealth, RBI data shows the amount of cash in circulation as of 19 October stood at ₹19.68 lakh crore, 9.5% higher than the pre-note ban levels. A survey by LocalCircles shows 60% Indians feel black money is back to full scale. Experts also [...]

The US defeated Kabul superbugs in its military, but locals still struggle

By |2018-11-12T13:27:27+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Kandahar, Afghanistan (CNN)     As the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq evolved, military doctors grappling to treat soldiers maimed by roadside bombs began facing another challenge: Their patients were developing almost incurable, multidrug-resistant infections in their wounds. They couldn't be treated with the usual antibiotics the doctors had on hand. US Army Col. Clinton Murray, [...]

How You Can Safely Use Sleeping Pills for Insomnia

By |2018-11-12T13:10:42+00:00November 12th, 2018|

6 tips to help you get your rest With today’s fast-paced lifestyles and overbooked days, insomnia strikes nearly everyone at some point.  It’s normal to have some nights that aren’t as restful as others, but when it happens in a string of nights, you might want to try an over-the-counter sleep aid. We asked neurologist Jessica Vensel-Rundo, MD, [...]

New cholesterol management guidelines call for personalized risk assessments

By |2018-11-12T13:04:00+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Leading heart experts released cholesterol management guidelines Saturday that call on doctors to tailor treatment to more personalized risk assessments of each patient and recommend the use of two new kinds of drugs for those at the greatest danger of disease. The recommendations build on and address criticism of guidelines issued in 2013 that fundamentally altered the [...]

By |2018-11-12T12:51:00+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Leading heart experts released cholesterol management guidelines Saturday that call on doctors to tailor treatment to more personalized risk assessments of each patient and recommend the use of two new kinds of drugs for those at the greatest danger of disease. The recommendations build on and address criticism of guidelines issued in 2013 that fundamentally altered the [...]

Signs You’re Low on Vitamin B12

By |2018-11-12T02:28:51+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Numbness Do your hands, feet, or legs feel like they’re on “pins and needles”? Shortage of B12 can damage the protective sheath that covers your nerves. Diseases like celiac, Crohn’s, or other gut illnesses may make it harder for your body to absorb the vitamin. So can taking some heartburn drugs. You’re Colder Than Usual [...]

COPD

By |2018-11-12T02:06:25+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Overview Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. Symptoms include breathing difficulty, cough, mucus (sputum) production and wheezing. It's caused by long-term exposure to irritating gases or particulate matter, most often from cigarette smoke. People with COPDare at increased risk of developing heart disease, lung [...]

What to do if you’ve visited a place that has bedbugs

By |2018-11-12T01:59:53+00:00November 12th, 2018|

Bedbugs can hitch a ride along on clothing, in linens, and suitcase, making it easy to get them while traveling. If you notice the signs you have bed bugs, start by quarantining your exposed clothes and luggage. If you brought them into your home, make sure you thoroughly clean everything from your sheets to your suitcase using high [...]

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