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  • 1 dead, 1 injured as van rams bus stops in Marseille, France

    August 21, 2017 12:49 PM 40

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) - A van rammed into two bus stops about 5 kilometers (3 miles) apart in the French port city of Marseille on Monday, killing one person and injuring another, police officials said. The driver of the van, arrested in a third location, was a 35-year-old from the Grenoble region in eastern France who was being treated for psychological

  • Olamide's 'Wo' Video Violates Tobacco Act

    August 21, 2017 10:28 AM 37

    The Federal Ministry of Health has warned Nigerians to be cautious of the health hazards contained in Olamide’s new music video ‘Wo’. The Ministry said on its twitter handle on Friday that the video promotes a dangerous habit that encourages second-hand smoking. They said the video, which was recently released by the YBNL boss, also contains practices

  • Teen in China Dies After Being Forced By Boss to Do 100 Squats as Punishment

    August 19, 2017 1:35 AM 47

    The teenager, nicknamed Xiao Fei, died of respiratory failure on August 7, 10 days after the unusual punishment. According to her father, Jiang, she was punished for being late to work with 100 deep squats in the morning. Days later, Xiao Fei could no longer lift her hands and vomited. She was quickly brought to the intensive care unit of Central South

  • Crackdown on obesity targets fast food

    August 18, 2017 10:08 PM 45

    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 52

    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 56

    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 26

    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 70

    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 64

    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 67

    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