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Blood clot deaths tied to hours of daily TV time | Reuters

July 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Blood clot deaths tied to hours of daily TV time | Reuters

People who watch television for five or more hours a day have more than twice the risk of those who watch half as much TV to die of a blood clot in the lung, a large Japanese study suggests. Source: Blood clot deaths tied to hours of daily TV time | Reuters

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Opioid epidemic making it harder for older addicts to get services

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Opioid epidemic making it harder for older addicts to get services

By Christine Vestal Stateline PORTLAND, Maine — When Clifton Hilton decided to quit drinking this month, he called a residential drug and alcohol detoxification center in this coastal Maine city on a Friday afternoon and was told a bed was available for him. But by the time he arrived on a bus from Bangor the next […]

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CDC urges doctors to aggressively test pregnant women for Zika

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
CDC urges doctors to aggressively test pregnant women for Zika

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is calling on doctors to more aggressively screen pregnant women for the Zika virus and to take advantage of new testing technology to improve the diagnosis, follow-up and monitoring of those who have been infected. The guidance, published Monday, comes amid growing concerns about […]

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Mercury poisoning linked to skin products – FDA

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mercury poisoning linked to skin products – FDA

From the US Food and Drug Administration Whatever your complexion, it’s important to use products that will help your skin and not damage it. But as you wade through the beauty aisles, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cautions that you should avoid skin creams, beauty and antiseptic soaps, and lotions that contain mercury. How […]

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Netherlands, Latvia lead world in height – AP

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Netherlands, Latvia lead world in height – AP

If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? Latvia.And in the United States, which lags behind dozens of other countries in height, the average for adults stopped increasing about 20 years ago. Source: News from The Associated Press

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U.S. health officials update Zika transmission and testing guidance | Reuters

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
U.S. health officials update Zika transmission and testing guidance | Reuters

CDC’s expanded warnings on sexual exposure to Zika now caution against sex without a condom or other barrier method of protection with any person, male or female, who has traveled to or lives in an area with Zika, including female to female transmission with a pregnant partner. Source: U.S. health officials update Zika transmission and […]

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Montana’s ‘pain refugees’ leave state to get prescribed opioids

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Montana’s ‘pain refugees’ leave state to get prescribed opioids

By Corin Cates-Carney, Montana Public Radio Kaiser Health News Federal authorities say about 78 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. In Montana, health care officials report that abuse there is worse than the national average. But the casualties of the opioid epidemic are not all drug abusers. On a recent night, three Montana residents, […]

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Olympus told US executives no broad scope warning needed despite superbug outbreaks

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Olympus told US executives no broad scope warning needed despite superbug outbreaks

By Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News Faced with superbug outbreaks in three countries by early 2013, Japanese device giant Olympus Corp. told U.S. executives not to issue a broad warning to American hospitals about potentially deadly infections from tainted medical scopes, internal emails show. After two dozen infections were reported in French and Dutch hospitals, the […]

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Florida tests more than 200 residents in Zika probe | Reuters

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Florida tests more than 200 residents in Zika probe | Reuters

Health authorities in Florida have tested about 200 people for the Zika virus as part of the state’s investigation of two possible cases of infections not related to travel to a region hit by an outbreak, officials said on Friday. Florida’s health department this week began looking into what may be the first cases in […]

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Public health officials seek help in investigation of Salmonella outbreak linked to Good Vibe Tribe Luau

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Public health officials seek help in investigation of Salmonella outbreak linked to Good Vibe Tribe Luau

From Public Health – Seattle & King County Public Health is investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis (caused by Salmonellabacteria) associated with a Good Vibe Tribe Luau held on 7/3/16 from 6:00-11:00 PM at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle. You can read more details about what we know about the ongoing investigation here. Some questions you may have: […]

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