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  • Crackdown on obesity targets fast food

    August 18, 2017 10:08 PM 37

    Pizzas, ready meals, burgers and sandwiches – we’re consuming too many calories, say health officials, and they want supermarkets, takeaways and restaurants to cut back. Public Health England will set new targets within the next year, as part of efforts to tackle child obesity. The guidelines will, however, be voluntary, unless the industry fails to respond

  • Rare drug-resistant fungus found in 55 U.K. hospitals

    August 16, 2017 6:03 AM 43

    LONDON – A rare fungus that can cause drug-resistant infections has been found in around 200 patients in more than 55 hospitals across Britain, health officials said on Tuesday. Around a quarter of the cases of Candida auris have caused infections with symptoms, Public Health England (PHE) said, including in 27 patients who developed blood stream infections

  • Troy University's Official Student Newspaper

    August 15, 2017 8:59 AM 47

    Pradyot Sharma Staff Writer The Troy University Board of Trustees approved a five percent increase in tuition for the 2017-18 academic year. Undergraduate tuition was raised $15 from $301 per credit hour to $316 per credit hour and graduate tuition increased by $20 from $397 to $417 per credit hour. There will also be a $3 increase in University general

  • Ogun State confirms one case of Lassa Fever, 66 others placed on Isolation

    August 12, 2017 6:17 AM 23

    The outbreak of Lassa fever was confirmed in Ogun state, by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, he added that a 20-year-old patient had been moved to an isolation centre in Abeokuta. Ipaye, who disclosed this to journalists at a media briefing in Abeokuta on Friday, also said that 66 persons, who had contacts with the victim, had been put under

  • Marijuana triples your chances of dying from high BP

    August 10, 2017 3:50 AM 60

    WASHINGTON D.C. [USA]: Turns out, it's not just cigarettes that risk your heart as according to a recent study, marijuana smokers have triple the death risk from high blood pressure (BP). "Steps are being taken towards legalisation and decriminalisation of marijuana in the United States, and rates of recreational marijuana use may increase substantially

  • Study linking cardiovascular death and marijuana far from conclusive

    August 9, 2017 12:32 PM 55

    A new study released late Tuesday indicates a possible link between marijuana use and death caused by cardiovascular disease. The research is preliminary and comes with caveats. But it marks an attempt to analyze a possible connection between marijuana use and heart disease following some previous studies that showed a link between cannabis, heart rate and blood

  • Are Your Copper Mugs Poisoning You?

    August 8, 2017 7:33 PM 56

    Aug. 8, 2017 -- It may be time to put away those trendy copper mugs -- what you put in them could lead to copper poisoning. The State of Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division released an advisory in July as a reminder of federal guidelines for foods that come in contact with copper and copper alloys. The release was a response to the growing popularity of an alcoholic

  • Cayman Islands Removed from Zika Travel Advisory List

    July 31, 2017 7:44 PM 100

    PHOTO: Cayman Islands beach scene. (photo courtesy of Cayman Islands Department of Tourism) The Cayman Islands have been removed from an advisory list, which warns travelers that there is a risk of local transmission of the Zika virus. The jurisdiction was placed on the U.S-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) list last year when Grand

  • Beauty is beyond skin! Woman with vitiligo, 37, becomes a model to empower others with the condition

    July 28, 2017 11:49 AM 57

    A 37-year-old woman in Louisiana in the US who has vitiligo has become a model to inspire and empower others with the skin condition. Iomikoe Johnson, a mother-of-four, has shared her pictures in a bid to show that "beauty is beyond skin" after learning to embrace her skin. She first developed the condition when she was 25. In an interview, she said she was so ashamed

  • Here's Your Online Ticket to a New York Cannabis Certificate

    July 28, 2017 10:56 AM 102

    SPONSORED CONTENT - Now all it takes to get your New York medical cannabis certificate is a quick online chat with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. Visit NuggMD to start. With less than a thousand licensed New York medical cannabis doctors available for qualifying patients, becoming a legal patient in the state is rather difficult. It's only gotten