Toddler's E. coli death after vacation sparks investigation amid family heartbreak

Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 9 Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 9 are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com A British family is mourning the death of their 2-year-old daughter who fell critically ill on vacation and died just weeks shy of her third birthday. Allie Birchall, who was vacationing with her family at a […]

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World not prepared for the next big pandemic: report

Governments and international organizations aren’t ready to deal with a major pandemic, according to a new report from an international monitoring body. In its first annual report, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board found that the world is at “acute risk for devastating regional or global disease epidemics or pandemics that not only cause loss of life but upend economies and […]

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Vitamin E found to prevent muscle damage after heart attack

Heart attack is a leading cause of death worldwide and new treatment strategies are highly sought-after. Unfortunately lasting damage to the heart muscle is not uncommon following such an event. Published in Redox Biology, the pre-clinical study sheds new light on the potential of the acute therapy with α-TOH (vitamin E) in patients presenting with heart attack, and may ultimately […]

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Hepatitis A found in Edmonton food handler, Alberta health officials issue alert

Alberta Health Services has issued a public alert following confirmation of hepatitis A in a food handler in Edmonton. The health agency says the infected individual helped to prepare food at the London Local restaurant in the city’s south last month. Health officials say anyone who ate at the location on Ellwood Drive from Aug. 13 to Aug. 18, Aug. […]

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North Carolina sues 8 e-cigarette makers for allegedly fuelling ‘vaping epidemic’ among teens

North Carolina’s attorney general has filed eight new lawsuits targeting e-cigarette companies, alleging that the makers have helped “fuel a vaping epidemic among students.”   Josh Stein made the announcement ahead of the first day of school in his hometown of Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday. Stein claims the companies “unlawfully entice young people to become addicted to their harmful products.” […]

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Intensive Anti-H.I.V. Efforts Meet With Mixed Success in Africa

Imagine that 90 percent of all people living with H.I.V. were diagnosed and treated with drugs. Would that be sufficient to end the AIDS epidemic? Scientists tried to answer the question in three enormous studies published on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Instead of simply urging people to get testing and treatment for H.I.V., health workers in […]

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U.S. authorities investigating whether vaping is linked to seizures

U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices. Related Parents, vaping near children is just as dangerous as smoking: study New Health Canada campaign warns youth about risks of vaping The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it has reviewed 35 reports of seizures among e-cigarette users, mainly in […]

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A&E visits by homeless people ‘have more than TREBLED since 2011’

Number of visits to England’s A&E departments by homeless people ‘has TREBLED since 2011’ Nearly 32,000 homeless people went to A&E in English hospitals last year The number is up from 11,000 in 2011, with a 1,500 per cent rise at one hospital Experts suggest Government cuts and drug use could be to blame And they say homeless people’s health […]

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What dictates how vitamin E supplements affect cancer risk?

Many people believe that taking supplements can improve their well-being and decrease their risk of developing numerous health problems. However, some recent research has suggested that supplements may not, in fact, bring any health benefits. Certain studies — including this one that Medical News Today covered — have gone so far as to suggest that particular dietary supplements could even […]

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Soil bacteria provide a promising E. coli treatment

E. coli, the notorious bug associated with severe food poisoning and usually caught from undercooked meat, is a common concern for anyone cooking over the festive period. While thoroughly cooking meat and washing vegetables and hands after food preparation can prevent E. coli infection, treatment for the severe stomach bug can be difficult, as antibiotics are known to make the […]

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