Vegans have a higher risk of stroke, lower risk of heart disease

Vegan and vegetarian diets could increase the risk of a stroke, according to new research. A large new study on vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian diets highlights a number of potential health benefits and risks associated with each diet, incl... More..

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OR vape death patient used THC device from dispensary
by | Friday, September 06, 2019

OR vape death patient used THC device from dispensary

It was discovered after investigators in New York State asked patients to submit vape products for testing, and the oil was found in 10 of 18 cannabis products. More than a dozen cannabis samples were teste...More..

Fotis Dulos, husband of missing CT mother, arrested on new charge
by | Friday, September 06, 2019

Fotis Dulos, husband of missing CT mother, arrested on new charge

Jennifer's blood was found mixed with Fotis Dulos' DNA on the kitchen sink faucet of her home in New Canaan, according to authorities. According to the warrant, the employee said Dulos eventually told him t...More..

Michigan bans e-cigarettes
by | Thursday, September 05, 2019

Michigan bans e-cigarettes

The ban will last six months and will give MI businesses 30 days to comply. Gretchen Whitmer moved Wednesday to make her state the first to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, accusing companies of using ca...More..

OH health officials confirm three cases of pulmonary illness linked to vaping
by | Thursday, September 05, 2019

OH health officials confirm three cases of pulmonary illness linked to vaping

Do not buy vaping products off the street - you do not know what they really contain that could be harmful to your health. "We don't yet know the exact cause of these illnesses - whether they're caused by con...More..

MI moves to become first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes
by | Wednesday, September 04, 2019

MI moves to become first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer made the decision after her chief medical executive found that vaping among young people "constitutes a public health emergency", according to a press release from the governor's office....More..

ODH: More reports of illness after vaping
by | Wednesday, September 04, 2019

ODH: More reports of illness after vaping

Nicotine products can be vaped, but almost all of the three dozen vaping-linked illnesses reported recently in Wisconsin were tied to THC products , according to AP. Health officials said patients have been ho...More..

Google fined $170m for sharing children's YouTube data
by | Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Google fined $170m for sharing children's YouTube data

Regulators charged that Google knew certain YouTube channels were popular among younger viewers, touted this fact to brands and advertisers, and tracked kids' viewing histories for the goal of serving them targ...More..

Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks
by | Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Want to live longer? Stop consuming soft drinks

The researchers said that when other factors such as body mass index, diet, physical activity, smoking, and education were taken into consideration, the figures translated to a 17 percent higher risk of death a...More..

Boy goes blind at 17 on a diet of sausage and chips
by | Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Boy goes blind at 17 on a diet of sausage and chips

And when they asked about his diet , he revealed that since he was a kid in grade school, he had flat out avoided foods with "certain textures" and nearly exclusively ate chips , white bread , processed ...More..

Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease As Biggest Killer In High-Income Countries
by | Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Cancer Overtakes Heart Disease As Biggest Killer In High-Income Countries

Cancer could soon be the No. 1 cause of death globally, researchers noted. For this paper, the research involved 162,534 adults aged 35 to 70 from 21 countries who were followed for a median of 9.5 years. ...More..

Crisps Diet Blamed for Teen's Blindness
by | Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Crisps Diet Blamed for Teen's Blindness

Though nutritional optic neuropathy is rare in developed countries, the University of Iowa documented a case in which a 28-year-old man's diet consisted nearly entirely of 1.9 litres of vodka per day, causi...More..

Toddler shot in the face as driver kills seven people
by | Monday, September 02, 2019

Toddler shot in the face as driver kills seven people

Among the wounded was a 17-month-old girl, who was shot in the face, according to officials. Just lips, teeth and tongue... Police said there are "multiple gunshot victims" in West Texas after reports of gunf...More..

by | Monday, September 02, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Ties ‘Strongest Atlantic Hurricane Landfall on Record,’ NHC Says

Dorian slow speed means it is expected to sit over the Bahamas for 24 hours, beginning at 14:00 EDT (19:00 BST) on Sunday. "You're talking a major hurricane over the Bahamas for 30 hours plus", warned the ...More..

First human West Nile Virus cases in Montana for 2019
by | Sunday, September 01, 2019

First human West Nile Virus cases in Montana for 2019

The district is closely monitoring virus activity in the counties, and officials anticipate that the season is far from over. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Sleep under a mosquito ...More..

Dorian is a Category 5 hurricane, with no sign of weakening
by | Sunday, September 01, 2019

Dorian is a Category 5 hurricane, with no sign of weakening

Dorian is expected to slowly move west over the next two days before turning northeast. Dorian is reaching the northern islands in the Bahamas . But residents should use this time now to go over their hurr...More..

Sen. Gillibrand pulls plug on presidential bid
by | Sunday, September 01, 2019

Sen. Gillibrand pulls plug on presidential bid

Kirsten Gillibrand , D-N.Y., announced she was exiting the presidential race on Wednesday afternoon, ahead of an expected revelation that she would not qualify for the third round of debates. Al Franken's resi...More..

Bills release running back LeSean McCoy
by | Saturday, August 31, 2019

Bills release running back LeSean McCoy

It's easy to see why the Texans might get the itch to sign McCoy or at least bring him in for a workout: They're a contending team that lacks a top-notch option in the backfield. He also caught 51 passes, 26 ...More..

Mosquito-borne virus that causes brain infections found in Warren County
by | Saturday, August 31, 2019

Mosquito-borne virus that causes brain infections found in Warren County

But Dr. Brown says that doesn't mean people can't enjoy the last official weekend of summer; they just need to take some basic precautions. Health officials say to use insect repellants that contain DEET an...More..

CDC, FDA report 215 cases of respiratory illness possibly tied to vaping
by | Friday, August 30, 2019

CDC, FDA report 215 cases of respiratory illness possibly tied to vaping

This does little but cause confusion, and even though every single one of the cases of vaping-related lung issues from Milwaukee was linked to "dabbing" marijuana-based oils or waxes, the city's health offici...More..

US probes link between vaping and lung disease as patient dies
by | Friday, August 30, 2019

US probes link between vaping and lung disease as patient dies

From teenagers to adults, all e-cigarette users are experiencing shortness of breath, fatigue, coughing and chest pains. "IDPH is working with local health departments to investigate another 12 individuals". Th...More..

Judge temporarily blocks Missouri's 8-week abortion ban from taking effect
by | Friday, August 30, 2019

Judge temporarily blocks Missouri's 8-week abortion ban from taking effect

In his decision, Sachs repeatedly returned to the notion that prior to fetal viability, the state does not maintain a sufficient interest in restricting a woman's right to have an abortion . Missouri's law als...More..

Purdue Pharma offers $10-12 billion to settle opioid claims
by | Friday, August 30, 2019

Purdue Pharma offers $10-12 billion to settle opioid claims

The manufacturer of OxyContin (oxycodone) - along with members of the Sackler family that have a controlling stake in the firm - proffered the deal at a meeting with state attorneys general last week, accordi...More..

Boris Johnson's opponents rally against his attempt to suspend Parliament
by | Friday, August 30, 2019

Boris Johnson's opponents rally against his attempt to suspend Parliament

Cypriot Foreign Minister Miro Cerar, left, British Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius of Lithuania, and Irish F...More..

Donald Trump would lose presidency if election was held today, poll says
by | Friday, August 30, 2019

Donald Trump would lose presidency if election was held today, poll says

Biden was going to pin a Silver Star on the soldier, but the Navy captain rejected him. Biden said , his jaw clenched and his voice rising to a shout. "That's the question. And I don't think it was". The can...More..

‘Dramatic resurgence’ of measles seen in Europe, WHO reports
by | Friday, August 30, 2019

‘Dramatic resurgence’ of measles seen in Europe, WHO reports

The Czech health authorities registered 579 cases of measles in the first seven months of this year, compared to 203 in the previous year. "This is the alarm bell that is ringing around the world: being a...More..

Babies develop 'werewolf syndrome’ after medicine mix-up in Spain
by | Friday, August 30, 2019

Babies develop 'werewolf syndrome’ after medicine mix-up in Spain

Parents said they were alarmed when their children suddenly began to grow thick hair all over their bodies. Several batches of the drug have been taken out of circulation from Farma-Química Sur SL by Spanish ...More..

New Poll: Biden Sees Big Drop Among Dems As Warren, Sanders Rise
by | Friday, August 30, 2019

New Poll: Biden Sees Big Drop Among Dems As Warren, Sanders Rise

Warren, 70, and Sanders , 77, an advocate of socialist policies, represent the progressive wing of the party. The poll shows Biden losing support among Democrats who identify as moderate and conserva...More..

CDC reports first death believed to be related to vaping
by | Friday, August 30, 2019

CDC reports first death believed to be related to vaping

Jennifer Layden, the IL agency's chief medical officer. But it remains to be seen as to whether the agency will amend information on its website that says: "E-cigarettes have the potential to benefit adult sm...More..

Oklahoma opioid ruling could provide framework for DE lawsuit
by | Thursday, August 29, 2019

Oklahoma opioid ruling could provide framework for DE lawsuit

Judge Thad Balkman of the Cleveland County District Court in Oklahoma , US, found Johnson & Johnson had engaged in "false, misleading, and risky marketing campaigns" that "caused exponentially increasing rat...More..

Before MI Band 4 launch, Fitbit introduces new fall line-up
by | Thursday, August 29, 2019

Before MI Band 4 launch, Fitbit introduces new fall line-up

Fitbit Aria Air is available in black and white for pre-order on Fitbit .com and select retailers worldwide starting late September 2019 for AUD$99.95. It could very well be the smartwatch to buy. Product ...More..

MDHHS investigates rising trend of e-cigarette/vaping-associated respiratory illness
by | Thursday, August 29, 2019

MDHHS investigates rising trend of e-cigarette/vaping-associated respiratory illness

Just last week in IL, the first death from a vaping-related lung illness was confirmed in an adult. Nova Scotia's was one of the first provinces to introduce regulations banning the sale of e-cigarettes to an...More..

Will Children of US Troops Born Overseas No Longer Get US Citizenship?
by | Thursday, August 29, 2019

Will Children of US Troops Born Overseas No Longer Get US Citizenship?

The Trump administration is making it more hard for the children of some US service members and US government employees living overseas to automatically become US citizens, according to a policy alert releas...More..

New cold brew option available as pumpkin spice returns to Starbucks
by | Thursday, August 29, 2019

New cold brew option available as pumpkin spice returns to Starbucks

That's right - Pumpkin Spice Lattes are officially dropping tomorrow, August 27 . "With customer excitement for PSL sweeping the nation each fall, we wanted to create a new beverage that combines two of ou...More..

New Research Shows Dogs Are Good For Our Heart Health
by | Monday, August 26, 2019

New Research Shows Dogs Are Good For Our Heart Health

The study first established baseline health and socio-economic information on more than 2,000 subjects in the city of Brno, Czech Republic, from January 2013 through December 2014. When they boost your mood, y...More..