Monday July 6-th, 2020

Calif. becomes first state to ban fur products Calif. becomes first state to ban fur products

Gavin Newsom signed a package of laws "to fight animal cruelty and promote animal welfare", according to a state news release . However, Arnold Surfas, the owner of Surfas Ltd. The law includes penalties of up to $25,000 per day for each viol...

California becomes 1st state to ban fur products

However, Arnold Surfas, the owner of Surfas Ltd. Furriers in Orange County, said the legislation unfairly targets the fur industry and noted that the ban does not apply to imitation furs made from synthetic materials which is contrary to the ...

Why the US could experience its deadliest flu season in 2019 Why the US could experience its deadliest flu season in 2019

The 2019-20 flu season could be severe, health experts say, while also cautioning that it's hard to predict how the flu season will develop. "The flu is not to be trifled with". Last year, over 800 children received flu shots at the community flu c...

Minot Police Department shows support for breast cancer Minot Police Department shows support for breast cancer

This month, John N John Trucking debuted their new fleet of head-turning pink tractors as part of the company's "Awareness Always" campaign to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation , Inc. Several events created to call attention to t...

How Kristen Bell transformed herself mentally and physically How Kristen Bell transformed herself mentally and physically

Bell praised heading to the gym as something that is helpful for those suffering from depression or anxiety , as the endorphins released during physical activity can help boost a person's mood. "I realized that this is the shame that prevents peop...

Texas reports first vape-related death as United States fatalities climb to 26 Texas reports first vape-related death as United States fatalities climb to 26

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on October 10 that deaths have been confirmed in 21 states. "These deaths are heartbreaking", said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG. The department also says that among the ...

California Wildfire Burns 4,600 Acres Prompting Thousands of Evacuations California Wildfire Burns 4,600 Acres Prompting Thousands of Evacuations

Less than 20 miles away in Moreno Valley, the Reche Fire is 350 acres and 10% contained. By late Thursday it had gutted 60 acres; but some four hours later, it had grown to more than 4,000 acres, fire officials said . Mandatory evacuations were al...

Pet turtles linked to latest Salmonella outbreak Pet turtles linked to latest Salmonella outbreak

Seven people have been hospitalized, but there have been no deaths. Investigation of the OutbreakEpidemiologic and traceback evidence indicate that contact with pet turtles is the likely source of this outbreak . The CDC advises pet owners to thor...

Cases of Legionnaires Disease Being Investigated In Macomb County Cases of Legionnaires Disease Being Investigated In Macomb County

Legionella bacteria occurs naturally in fresh water, but it can also thrive and spread through warm-water sources. The department says the cases are connected to people who attended the Mountain State Fair last month in Fletcher. There were no other...

Report shows Iowa with 14th highest obesity rate for kids | 1040 WHO Report shows Iowa with 14th highest obesity rate for kids | 1040 WHO

The obesity rate among youth in households with incomes below the federal poverty line was almost 22 percent, compared to about 9 percent in households with incomes four times higher than the poverty line. "Obesity is really the canary in the coal ...

In Crackdown On Sugar, Singapore To Ban Ads For Most Unhealthy Drinks In Crackdown On Sugar, Singapore To Ban Ads For Most Unhealthy Drinks

The timing of the new measures and exactly what will be affected are set to be announced next year, with implementation expected to take one to four years. Some sugar-sweetened beverages have as much as eight teaspoons of sugar per 250ml. Under the...

Global Fund raises $13.92bn to fight AIDS, TB, malaria Global Fund raises $13.92bn to fight AIDS, TB, malaria

Beside French President Emmanuel Macron , who hosted the replenishment conference and had urged governments to open their wallets wide, Sands said the target was even slightly exceeded, reaching $14.02 billion (€12.07bn). French President Emmanuel M...

Staying healthy during flu season Staying healthy during flu season

These components have been updated from last year's vaccine to better match the strains being seen. Flu vaccine manufacturers report that there will be plenty of vaccine for this year's flu season. The Health Division participates in the Vaccines...

Half of millennials have left jobs for mental health reasons, survey shows Half of millennials have left jobs for mental health reasons, survey shows

HBO's VP of brand and product marketing, Jason Mulderig, says that "HBO has always been at the forefront of telling stories featuring complex characters, some of whom deal with mental illness, from The Sopranos to Euphoria , encouraging more conve...

Macron says global fund seeks $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB, malaria Macron says global fund seeks $14 billion to fight AIDS, TB, malaria

The Rockefeller Foundation intends to make an investment of up to US$15 million to capitalize the fund. The UK's support will come from its £1.4 billion pledge in June this year to tackle AIDS , tuberculosis and malaria through the Global Fund...

Ban eating on all public transport to tackle obesity, says top doctor Ban eating on all public transport to tackle obesity, says top doctor

Food and drink - except water - should not be consumed on trains, trams and buses in urban areas, said Dame Sally Davies. 'The unavoidable fact is that over time our environment has become very unhealthy without us realising. "When government sets ...

3 sexually transmitted diseases hit new highs again in US 3 sexually transmitted diseases hit new highs again in US

Despite decades of sexual education and STD awareness campaigns, the rates at which new STD cases are reported continues to rise. Gonorrhea increased 5% to more than 580,000 cases in the US - also the highest number reported since 1991.

Owning a dog helps you live longer; scientists say it's true Owning a dog helps you live longer; scientists say it's true

They found dog owners , when compared to non-owners, had a 24 percent reduced risk of "all-cause mortality", a 65 percent reduced risk of death after a heart attack , and a 31 reduced risk of mortality "due to cardiovascular-related issues".

Flu vaccination - your questions answered Flu vaccination - your questions answered

However, if you miss this deadline, don't give up on the flu shot completely. "Tracking the flu is helpful for the general public who are planning when to get their vaccination - they may have procrastinated and knowing that flu activity is occurring...

Eating on public transport should be banned, claims report Eating on public transport should be banned, claims report

In fact, until recently type two diabetes was considered an adult problem, but now there are more than 100 new cases each year. She is calling on politicians to ensure that healthy food is more affordable, unhealthy food is less widely marketed and...

Fitness Facts: Breast cancer awareness Fitness Facts: Breast cancer awareness

Whether it be a mother, a sister, or a friend who has been diagnosed. Later a woman, who successfully recovered from the breast cancer, apprised the participants of her experiences. He said according to the World Health Organization, if the inciden...

CDC: Too Few Pregnant Women Getting Flu, Tdap Vax CDC: Too Few Pregnant Women Getting Flu, Tdap Vax

Keep in mind that Sickweather uses crowdsourcing and social media to make its predictions, but according to the website , the data is "regularly correlated and validated against available data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC...

3 infants die at Pa. hospital after contact with bacteria 3 infants die at Pa. hospital after contact with bacteria

But three babies have died in the past two months, perhaps as "a result of the infection complicating their already vulnerable state", Chief Medical Officer Dr. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), pseudomonas is ...

Mental health: prevention is the best cure - British Safety Council Mental health: prevention is the best cure - British Safety Council

Nearly a third (30%) of employers think mandatory reporting of workplace mental health statistics would help make organisations more accountable for staff wellbeing, a survey has found. It is very unfortunate that in our culture, majority being unabl...

MHRA announces recall of Zantac products made by GSK MHRA announces recall of Zantac products made by GSK

The U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency Tuesday said GSK informed it that is recalling all unexpired Zantac prescription meds from pharmacies "due to possible contamination with an impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) which...

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