Arkansas company recalls 2 million pounds of poultry over metal contamination concerns

CDC: Don’t wash your raw chicken The CDC is issuing a stern warning against washing raw chicken and explains why it is so dangerous. An Arkansas-based company is recalling more than 2 million pounds of poultry over “extraneous materials” concerns. The Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday announced Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc. […]

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Congo distributes 3 million mosquito nets in anti-malaria campaign

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The Republic of Congo on Thursday launched a campaign to distribute anti-malaria bed nets to more than 90 percent of the nation’s households. More than three million insecticide-treated nets will be distributed over the five-day operation, initiated by Prime Minister Clement Mouamba in the capital Brazzaville. The cost of the operation, put at 12 million euros […]

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Niger unveils measles vaccination plan for 4 million children

Niger launched a campaign on Friday to vaccinate more than four million children against measles, one of the biggest causes of child mortality in the country, the health ministry said. The one-week nationwide vaccination programme aims to “eliminate measles by the end of 2020”, Health Minister Illiassou Mainassara said, adding, it “will reach 4.254 million children” aged from 9 months […]

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Doctors give mental health pills to more than one million teenagers

Doctors give mental health pills to more than one million 18 to 20-year-olds in a year as the number of young people on antidepressants soars by 20% One in nine of the age group are taking the drugs to treat anxiety or bi-polar  There is a risk of side effects when coming off pills including suicidal thoughts Figures found by […]

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Million deaths due to too little fruit and vegetables

Preliminary results of a new study suggest that inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption each year causes millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes. According to estimates, one out of seven deaths could be due to plenty of fruit cases, avoid, and one of twelve by enough vegetables. Based on data from the year 2010, scientists at the Tufts University […]

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Crystal wand could magic away a faulty heartbeat for million Britons

Crystal wand could magic away a faulty heartbeat: New device ‘will revolutionise’ atrial fibrillation treatment for one million Britons AcQMap could revolutionise treatment for million Britons with atrial fibrillation The device uses soundwaves to detect precisely where faulty heart beats are  Device consists of catheter, with a basket at its tip, that expands inside the heart  AcQMAP is only available in UK […]

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Doctors warn: calls for donations to promote ineffective or even dangerous therapies

American doctors are concerned: calls for donations in the network, many people can therapies Fund, which has no scientific Basis. The health, of the credibility of Crowdfunding platforms and the truly needy harm. Individual donations in the network of and for people with serious illness and have been in the last few years, becoming more and more popular. On so-called […]

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Air pollution is the new tobacco and is killing millions per year

Air pollution is the new tobacco and is killing seven million people a year and harming billions more, head of World Health Organisation warns More than 90 per cent of the world’s population suffers from toxic air pollution Toxic air is ‘a silent public health emergency’, World Health Organisation warns UK urban areas have illegal levels of pollution causing more […]

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