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National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies

National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies JJ's Red Hots- Their All America hot dogs are on sale for $2. Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries: Get a hot dog for 99 cents on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 2-5 p.m. Not valid on jumbo hot dogs, polish sausages or Italian sausages. Sonic Drive-In: The chain's Chili Cheese and All American Hot Dogs are $1 at participating locations Wednesday. [Full Article...]

FDA Recalls High Blood Pressure Medicines Containing Valsartan

FDA Recalls High Blood Pressure Medicines Containing Valsartan TEVA is notifying its Direct Accounts by FedEx Overnight mailing to immediately discontinue distribution of the specific lots being recalled and to notify their sub-accounts of this product recall and making arrangements for impacted product to be returned to Inmar. [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus found in DeKalb: Here's how you can protect yourself

West Nile Virus found in DeKalb: Here's how you can protect yourself The latest data provided by the CDC, from July 10, shows no signs of West Nile at all in the state, but Alabama has already had cases of human infection and Florida has had non-human infections. The risk can be further reduced by using insect repellant when outdoors, especially from dusk to dawn and, when possible, wearing long-sleeved shirts and trousers. [Full Article...]

Korea of UN breach

Korea of UN breach According to a copy of the report seen by The Washington Post, U.S. officials calculated that even if the tankers carried only one-third of their full load, North Korea would have already exceeded the annual quota of 500,000 barrels allowed under United Nations sanctions. [Full Article...]

Bankrate Study: 10 Worst States to Retire List for 2018

Bankrate Study: 10 Worst States to Retire List for 2018 In South Dakota - one of the most tax-friendly states in the US - residents pay no personal income tax, and the median rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $565, according to data from Apartment List . Rounding out the top five were Utah, Idaho, New Hampshire and Florida, which ranked second in weather. New York , meanwhile, lost out largely due to its' low rankings on cost of living (50th place)... [Full Article...]

STI called MG could become an antibiotic-resistant superbug

STI called MG could become an antibiotic-resistant superbug MG now affects one in 100 people and if untreated can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease which causes infertility. In men, Mycoplasma genitalium causes watery discharge from the penis and painful urination. Although tests for MG have been developed - carried out by swab or a urine sample - they are not now available at all clinics. "I was diagnosed with MG previous year after meeting my new p... [Full Article...]

MS reports first West Nile virus human case of 2018

MS reports first West Nile virus human case of 2018 No human cases of West Nile Virus have been identified in 2018 in Windsor-Essex County but a positive mosquito pool is an indicator that the virus is in the community. Use insect repellents when you go outdoors. About one in five people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. -Mosquito-proofing your home by fixing holes in screens, windows, and doors . [Full Article...]

Cancer Lawsuit Against Agrochemical Company Monsanto Proceeds to Trial

Cancer Lawsuit Against Agrochemical Company Monsanto Proceeds to Trial Johnson used Roundup for two years from 2012 as a groundskeeper for the Benicia school district near San Francisco, his lawyer Timothy Litzenburg told AFP . The Monsanto brand may disappear soon, but claims that its most famous weed killer causes cancer will live on for years in court. Farmers in California, the most agriculturally productive state in the US, use it on more than 200 types of crop... [Full Article...]

Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare' program

Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare' program In listing examples of the kinds of groups eligible to apply for the money that remains, the CMS did not mention the grass-roots nonprofits that have done most of this work. "Investors should read headlines about the delay in risk adjustment payments cautiously", she said. The suspension of risk adjustment payment will also have the effect of destabilizing the ACA marketplace. [Full Article...]

J&J Jury Awards $4.14 Billion Punitive Damages Over Talc Cancer

J&J Jury Awards $4.14 Billion Punitive Damages Over Talc Cancer Johnson & Johnson remains confident that its products do not contain asbestos and do not cause ovarian cancer and intends to pursue all available appellate remedies. The company is being sued by more than 9,000 women who claim the powder caused their ovarian cancer. The company has, since then, been sued by thousands of women and in August 2017, it was ordered by a Los Angeles jury to pay dam... [Full Article...]

CDC warning on Kellogg's Honey Smacks: "Do not eat this cereal"

CDC warning on Kellogg's Honey Smacks: Those symptoms can last between four and seven days, and such illnesses send about 23,000 people to the hospital every year, according to the CDC. "The FDA has become aware that recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal are still being offered for sale", the agency said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Blood pressure drugs end up on ban list

Blood pressure drugs end up on ban list Drugs containing valsartan are used to treat high blood pressure and help prevent heart attacks and stroke. In the United Kingdom, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is working with pharmacies to recall the affected medicines but have also stated the importance of patients continuing their treatment but to seek advice from a healthcare professional immediately. [Full Article...]

Multivitamins may not prevent cardiovascular diseases

Multivitamins may not prevent cardiovascular diseases The findings , the researchers said, will hopefully convince the estimated one-third of Americans who buy the products that a dietary supplement isnt going to help them avoid a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems. Kim says this is due to the popular belief that multivitamin supplements may help maintain and promote health by preventing various diseases, including cardiovascu... [Full Article...]

Trump says US had opposed formula limits, not breastfeeding

Trump says US had opposed formula limits, not breastfeeding The hundreds of delegates in attendance expected an effortless approval of the resolution by the World Health Assembly , which is the decision-making body of WHO. The US delegates took issue with the nature of the recommendation, and threatened Ecuador with trade measures and the withdrawal of aid if the resolution was not amended. [Full Article...]

Man exposed to flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing

The next day, Perez had swelling near some scratches on his right leg. Noah Hetzell, an assistant health officer at the department, told the site that, "We can't really do anything other than advise people to stay out of the water in the areas" where the bacteria is found. [Full Article...]

Study suggests weaning babies sooner onto solids can aid sleep

Study suggests weaning babies sooner onto solids can aid sleep While the practice did not provide for totally uninterrupted nights of sleep, the study of 1,303 children in England and Wales between 2009 and 2012 showed that babies given solids earlier than now recommended did improve their sleep patterns. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Halts Payments Under Obamacare Program

Trump Administration Halts Payments Under Obamacare Program In January this year, the federal district judge in MA upheld the methodology used by the federal government to calculate risk adjustment payments. Dr. "In light of this analysis, the Government can not lawfully make the cost-sharing reduction payments", the White House said after ending the payments in October 2017 . [Full Article...]

Polar's fitness app exposed its users' sensitive location details

Polar's fitness app exposed its users' sensitive location details Bellingcat explains why Polar's map design made it so much less secure for users' data than its competitor's maps. Worse still is people could use Polar to learn individuals' exact addresses with little more than Google Maps' Street View feature. [Full Article...]

Maryland insurers say Trump Administration to cut health payments destabilizes market

CMS said that the amount frozen for the 2017 benefit year is $10.4 billion, which is drawn from insurers to go to other insurers. Under the risk adjustment program, insurers with healthier patients pay those with sicker patients. "It will create more market uncertainty and increase premiums for many health plans - putting a heavier burden on small businesses and consumers, and reducing coverag... [Full Article...]

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee

Trump to announce Supreme Court nominee They're all younger than 55 and conservative enough to make a first cut. Trump is set to announce his pick at 9 p.m. on Monday during a live television broadcast from the White House. As a result, Democrats have accused Republicans of stealing a Supreme Court seat. In a wider sense, his nominee will also represent a triumph for conservatism and the organized effort to promote vetted conservati... [Full Article...]


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