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A graphic look at global smoking trends

A graphic look at global smoking trends Exposure to secondhand smoke and tobacco use are the leading causes of cardiovascular disease and are linked to some three million deaths per year. Through this Strategy and the new Tobacco and Vaping Products Act , we can help people who use tobacco to stop and we can discourage others from starting. [Full Article...]

Know what is Nipah virus

Know what is Nipah virus Speaking to Herald, GMC Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr Shivanand Bandekar said the patient is now being treated as a case of viral encephalitis and not Nipah . In the wake of the outbreak in Kerala, which has claimed 13 lives until now, the Bihar government, Sikkim health department, Madhya Pradesh Health Ministry, and Pudducherry collector office have issued advisories urging the people of their... [Full Article...]

Allergan recalls birth control pills over packaging error

Allergan recalls birth control pills over packaging error The drugmaker on Tuesday said the physician sample packs of Taytulla were meant to have 24 active pink pills, followed by four inactive maroon capsules, taken daily for 28 days. The recall involves lot 5620706, which expires in May 2019. The manufacturer is concerned that users of their contraceptive may not notice the reversed order, thereby increasing the possibility of an unintended pregnan... [Full Article...]

New Zealand to slaughter 150,000 cows to wipe out painful disease

New Zealand to slaughter 150,000 cows to wipe out painful disease Found in Europe and the US, the bacteria can cause cows to develop mastitis, pneumonia, arthritis and other diseases. The disease causes udder infections, pneumonia and arthritis, but does not affect milk and meat for human consumption. After Mycoplasma bovis was first discovered in New Zealand last July, the government and dairy industry had to act. Some experts fear the decision will come at... [Full Article...]

People who sleep in on weekends avoid dying young, study suggests

People who sleep in on weekends avoid dying young, study suggests Looking at data from 44,000 people in Sweden , they found that people who slept for five or fewer hours per day experienced higher rates of morality than those who slept for six or seven hours per day. "If somebody is routinely awake for more than 18 hours daily, then they are also routinely sleeping for less than six hours daily", explained Dr. [Full Article...]

Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle's Puget Sound

Mussels test positive for opioids in Seattle's Puget Sound An opioid has been discovered in shellfish off the coast of Washington state for the first time, according to a new study that suggests the effects of the pain killer epidemic have transcended the human population. The analysis is part of the state's biennial Puget Sound Mussel Monitoring Program , in which uncontaminated mussels are transplanted into various locations to study pollution levels... [Full Article...]

No Nipah virus case in Bengal

No Nipah virus case in Bengal An advisory has also been issued to people with the dos and don'ts as preventive measures, said Ranjan. According to Chouhan, Nipah virus spreads to humans after direct contact with infected bats or pigs. All non-dedicated, non-disposable medical equipment used for patient care should be cleaned and disinfected as per manufacturers' instructions and hospital policies, it continued. [Full Article...]

Ebola patients flee hospital in DR Congo, says MSF

Ebola patients flee hospital in DR Congo, says MSF Health brigades have also been set up at various entry points to Kinshasa and other cities as part of prevention, said the World Health Organization's Congo representative Allarangar Yakouide. The vaccination drive will initially target 600 people. "It is unfortunate but not unexpected", he said. "It is normal for people to want their loved ones to be at home during what could be the last mome... [Full Article...]

Two suspected cases of Nipah virus reported from a second Indian state

Two suspected cases of Nipah virus reported from a second Indian state A ministry official said, "There is no need to press the panic button yet". The symptoms that start appearing five to 14 days after infection include dizziness, headache, fever, nausea, drowsiness and confusion. It spreads to humans either from pigs or by consuming fruits infected by fruit bats . Bats shed the virus in their excrement and secretions, but they are symptomless carriers. [Full Article...]

Why Are More Young Women Getting Lung Cancer Than Young Men?

Why Are More Young Women Getting Lung Cancer Than Young Men? However, the incidence of this disease is higher among white and Hispanic women who were born in the 1960's. It's true, Jemal said, that American women and men have become increasingly similar in their smoking rates. The researchers expected to find a link between the rate of smoking among women and the rise in lung cancer cases in young women. Amongst both males and females, lung cancer i... [Full Article...]

Giving People Money Is the Most Effective Smoking Cessation Method

Giving People Money Is the Most Effective Smoking Cessation Method Some of these "engaged" participants were assigned to a group that only received information regarding the benefits of quitting and got access to a service that offered text messages created to encourage them; in this group, less than 1 percent stayed off cigarettes for six months. [Full Article...]

First day without death after Nipah virus confirmed in Kozhikode

First day without death after Nipah virus confirmed in Kozhikode The Health Department said on Thursday that a total of 160 samples were sent for testing to Pune. Moosa's sons Muhammed Salih and Muhammed Sabith, and his brother Moideen's wife Mariam were the first victims of the Nipah virus outbreak in the state. [Full Article...]

FDA Wants Teething Products Made with Benzocaine Pulled from the Market

FDA Wants Teething Products Made with Benzocaine Pulled from the Market For the past decade, the agency has been urging parents not to buy these products for their babies because of the reports of deaths and illnesses associated with the use of these teething gels and creams. The video warned parents about these risks, also urging them to avoid homeopathic teething products. Products for adults can remain on the market but the FDA wants companies to add new warnin... [Full Article...]

Kanye paid $85K for disturbing pic of Whitney Houston's cocaine-filled bathroom

Kanye paid $85K for disturbing pic of Whitney Houston's cocaine-filled bathroom And this other artwork is 85 grand. "It's here, it's ready"'. West offered an expensive alternative, and Pusha initially said he didn't want to pay for the photo . Kanye posted a screen shot of a series of text messages including an image of an unrelated mug shot of Dr. Jan Adams along with a message from Kanye to a friend named "Wes". [Full Article...]

Harvey Weinstein 'arrested on rape charges' after handing himself into police

Harvey Weinstein 'arrested on rape charges' after handing himself into police Weinstein denies any non-consensual sex and has reportedly been in treatment for sex addiction. In a statement published by the Hollywood Reporter , Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance said that Friday's charges, "reflect significant progress in this active, ongoing investigation", adding, "I thank the fearless survivors who have come forward, and my office's prosecutors who have worked ti... [Full Article...]

Russia's VTB Bank says no longer lending to Deripaska

Russia's VTB Bank says no longer lending to Deripaska Rusal, the world's second largest aluminum producer, said in a statement Friday to the Hong Kong stock exchange that Deripaska, its founder, has stepped down from his role as a non-executive director on its board. Some banks have already limited the processing of payments for Rusal, it said yesterday. "The company may not be able to maintain its operating performance at a certain level required ... [Full Article...]

USA court bars Donald Trump from blocking users on Twitter

USA court bars Donald Trump from blocking users on Twitter Mr Trump has also not yet spoken (or tweeted) about Judge Buchwald's decision. Trump and his social media team blocked numerous users from his personal Twitter account after they posted critical comments of him using his handle. [Full Article...]

Kelly for False Imprisonment & 'Painful and Abusive Sex'

Kelly for False Imprisonment & 'Painful and Abusive Sex' During their relationship, Faith says R Kelly also asked her to sign a contract that he said would offer him "protection". Rodgers first filed a criminal complaint with the Dallas police in April and has since filed a lawsuit in NY accusing Kelly of sexual battery, fraud and false imprisonment. [Full Article...]

M&S reveals another year of falling profits

M&S reveals another year of falling profits In addition, M&S reported strong cash generation, even after restructuring costs reduced net debt by 107.2 million pounds, enabling the group to maintain a full year dividend of 18.7p. Marks & Spencer has become the latest and most high-profile high street name to announce a round of store closures, pilling further woe on the beleaguered retail sector. [Full Article...]

Iran sanctions: Zarif condemns Pompeo announcement

Iran sanctions: Zarif condemns Pompeo announcement Given that United States trade with Iran is only about $300 million, other trading partners are more important for the full impact of sanctions to be felt. Kowsari said, according to the ILNA. "The Iranian wave of destruction in the region in just the last few years is proof that Iran's nuclear aspirations can not be separated from the overall security picture", he added. [Full Article...]


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