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Medicine Women exposed to cleaning products suffer decreased lung function, Study finds
Author: 0 Women exposed to cleaning products suffer decreased lung function, Study finds

The authors - led by researchers at the University of Bergen - said that a variety of potential irritants to the lungs are found in domestic products - including bleach and ammonia. "Smoking increases, among other things, the risk of lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease, something that washing does not do", Svanes said.

Medicine New Flu Deaths Marks Deadliest Season In Five Years
Author: 0 New Flu Deaths Marks Deadliest Season In Five Years

On Thursday, the CDC said though the vaccine is working better than expected, it is only working at 36-percent effectiveness. Making it worse, this year's flu vaccine is estimated to be only 25 per cent effective against that type. Now, vaccine efficacy is not easy to predict; after all, vaccines are created to protect against one strain of a particular virus. The vaccine was more effective at stimulating immunity against H1N1 and influenza B, federal health officials said.

Medicine $560M Powerball victor losing $14K a day in interest
Author: 0 $560M Powerball victor losing $14K a day in interest

The woman hit Powerball for $560 million, and followed the directions for redeeming her ticket by signing the back of the lottery ticket with her name, address and phone number. "She is a long-time resident of New Hampshire and is an engaged community member", reads her request. A homeless mother of five in North Carolina offered to turn in Jane Doe's winning ticket in exchange for a six-bedroom house, a used auto and a small trust for each of her children.

Medicine Clinical India wrap up historic series win in South Africa
Author: 0 Clinical India wrap up historic series win in South Africa

India replace South Africa at the top of the International Cricket Council's ODI rankings. He also shared in an entertaining 105-run stand for the second wicket with skipper Virat Kohli . Klaasen‚ who continues to look the part at worldwide level‚ was good value for his 39 while spinner Kuldeep Yadav was the best of the Indian bowlers with four for 57.

Medicine Medical Marijuana Sales About To Begin In Pennsylvania
Author: 0 Medical Marijuana Sales About To Begin In Pennsylvania

Anthony Bartkowiak, who practices internal medicine. So far, the state has approved 10 medical marijuana dispensaries and 10 grower/processors. Lawrence Levison, addiction specialist; Dr. Ciceron Opida, neurologist; and Dr. Liang Bartkowiak, an OB-GYN, whose practice is limited to women. Pennsylvania will officially allow patients to receive medical marijuana on Thursday, and the Department of Health and a local dispensary are making their final preparations for its consumption.

Medicine McDonald's is slimming down its Happy Meals: Here's how
Author: 0 McDonald's is slimming down its Happy Meals: Here's how

The company has been working with the not-for-profit Alliance for Healthier Generation to develop a comprehensive plan since 2013. The hamburger and Chicken McNuggets, available in either four or six piece options, will be remain on the menu come June, but customers will still be able to request a cheeseburger if they so please.

Medicine South African lawmakers choose Ramaphosa to succeed tainted Zuma
Author: 0 South African lawmakers choose Ramaphosa to succeed tainted Zuma

Cyril Ramaphosa , the deputy president whose election as ANC leader in December set off a power struggle with Zuma, immediately became acting president. The scribe of the ANC, Ace Magashule, had told a news conference that Zuma would respond by Wednesday on the decision to "recall" him. The Guptas deny any wrongdoing.

Medicine Federal officials implore Americans to get flu vaccine
Author: 0 Federal officials implore Americans to get flu vaccine

Free flu shots will be available at Parish Health units until supplies are depleted. This most recent flu-related death is a solemn and stark reminder that the flu is unpredictable and can be fatal to individuals who are considered otherwise healthy.

Medicine Sri Lanka overhaul Bangladesh with dominant batting display
Author: 0 Sri Lanka overhaul Bangladesh with dominant batting display

The International Cricket Council penalised the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka for its subpar pitch a week after rebuking Bangladesh's other top venue in Chittagong for its shoddy ground. Jeevan Mendis makes his first T20I appearance since 2013. Mahmudullah, the stand-in captain, and Rahim then put on a 73-run stand but the former's untimely wicket to Isuru Udana in the nineteenth overtook the steam off and kept the hosts to a total below 200, something that certainly looked on ...

Medicine Highly processed food may lead to greater cancer 'burden'
Author: 0 Highly processed food may lead to greater cancer 'burden'

The chance of younger women getting premenopausal breast cancer increased 27 per cent, and bowel cancer risk went up 23 per cent. The researchers emphasised that it was an observational study, and no firm conclusions could be drawn about ultra-processed food consumption and risk of cancer.

Medicine First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US approval
Author: 0 First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US approval

It's created to help doctors quickly determine which patients with suspected concussions may have brain bleeding or other brain injury . "Today's action supports the FDA's Initiative to Reduce Unnecessary Radiation Exposure from Medical Imaging-an effort to ensure that each patient is getting the right imaging exam, at the right time, with the right radiation dose", said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D.

Medicine Pet Products Recalled for Salmonella Infection Risk
Author: 0 Pet Products Recalled for Salmonella Infection Risk

The company recalled the products after being alerted to positive findings of salmonella in samples of their raw pet food products, the FDA said . If you are a pet owner, please read this very important article at EURThisNthat . The codes for these cases are 9900008, 9900009, 9900014, and 9900015. The Turkey Pet Food cases were manufactured on October 12, 2017. The Colorado Department of Agriculture found the Salmonella in two 4-ounce packs of Beefy Munchies.

Medicine ONGC drillship Sagar Bhushan under maintenance at Cochin Shipyard faces explosion
Author: 0 ONGC drillship Sagar Bhushan under maintenance at Cochin Shipyard faces explosion

The blast occurred around 10:45 am onboard Sagar Bhushan, a drilling ship belonging to Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), that was berthed for fix, when the oil tank of the ship burst. It is reported that at least 5 persons died and 11 were injured in a fire accident at the Cochin Shipyard yesterday in neighbouring Kerala. The explosion occurred at around 9.45 a.m.

Medicine Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed
Author: 0 Transgender woman becomes first in the world to breastfeed

The transgender woman went to doctors when her partner was five months pregnant. The patient, who had not undergone gender reassignment surgeries, was put on a hormone regimen - spironolactone to suppress testosterone and estradiol and progesterone to mimic the hormone stage of pregnancy, according to the case study .