E. coli sends 6 children to hospital in Washington state

Fox News Flash top headlines for May 5 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. An investigation is underway after seven children in Washington state were recently sickened with a toxin-producing E. coli, public health officials announced Wednesday. All seven children developed symptoms consistent with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli – also known as STEC. […]

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COVID-19 survey shows almost eight out of 10 adults are worried, bored, stressed, lonely or sad

The pandemic continues to take an emotional toll on people in Canada, with 77% of adults reporting negative emotions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest mental health survey by UBC researchers, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). The five most common emotional responses to the pandemic across Canada were “worried or anxious,” […]

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Infant-warming device proven effective and safe in reducing neonatal mortality

Newborn babies, particularly those born under-weight or preterm, are susceptible to hypothermia, since newborns are not yet able to maintain their own body heat. Hypothermia is recognized to be a significant contributor to newborn disease and death, particularly in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization and public health leaders have recommended best practices to prevent hypothermia in newborns. […]

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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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