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An outbreak of e. Coli has made at least 60 people sick in 13 states and Canada in the last several weeks. "In the USA, government health officials are investigating the outbreaks, but have stopped short of recommending people to avoid romaine lettuce or any other food, " the nonprofit organisation said.
  • Thompson Out as Director at Dallas County Health and Human Services

    Thompson Out as Director at Dallas County Health and Human Services

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    The health department said in a tweet that as of December 29 Thompson was no longer with the agency and that an interim director had been appointed. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who did not respond to a request for comment, issued a statement Thursday saying that Thompson had meant to retire on January 31, but instead was terminated from Dallas County on January 3.
  • Bionic hand implanted on Italian woman (5)

    Bionic hand implanted on Italian woman (5)

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    Previous iterations of the bionic hand were too big to leave the laboratory. Researchers found that Dennis was able to distinguish between a hard, soft or medium object in 78 percent of cases. Even though she's central to this fantastic innovation, Almerina Mascarello, who was chosen to test the prototype for six months, doesn't feel like a superhuman.
  • Woman diagnosed with Crohn's disease actually had ketchup packets in her intestine

    Woman diagnosed with Crohn's disease actually had ketchup packets in her intestine

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    A woman who thought she was suffering from Crohn's disease for six years found the "sauce" of the problem when doctors discovered pieces of a Heinz packet in the lining of her intestine. The woman got relieved from the pain and in good condition after the surgery. Doctors say it is probably the first report of synthetic plastic packaging causing symptoms mistaken for the disease.
  • Romaine lettuce may be source of E. coli outbreak

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    People who have been infected with E. coli may not initially show any symptoms, the Public Health Agency of Canada explained. A multistate E. coli outbreak has food safety experts warning consumers to avoid Romaine lettuce for the time being, as it is said to be the likely cause of the food poisoning.
  • Could climate change kill chocolate?

    Could climate change kill chocolate?

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    They are now exploring the possibility of gene editing technology CRISPR to enable the cacao crop to survive in the harsh climate. "We're trying to go all in here", Mars' chief sustainability officer, Barry Parkin, told Business Insider .
  • Facial exercises improve middle-aged women's appearance

    Facial exercises improve middle-aged women's appearance

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    In a study conducted on women who look 50, are now thought to have the appearance of women two years younger. The study encompassed 32 different facial workouts for 30-minute exercises for the first eight weeks at home. It promises to be a non-invasive alternative to botox or surgery. The art of facial "workouts" are created to increase muscle size, leading to a fuller and firmer appearance.
  • BRIGHTER BITS: Penis whitening procedure popular in Thailand

    BRIGHTER BITS: Penis whitening procedure popular in Thailand

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    There are old sayings that link fair skin with desirability. The Lelux Hospital is known for its body whitening expertise. The clinic started offering the service six months ago, which blares lasers on the groin in an effort to make its overall tone multiple shades lighter, Metro reported.
  • E. coli outbreak may be linked to romaine lettuce

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    Consumer Reports warns consumers that Romaine Lettuce should be avoided for now due to an outbreak of a very risky strain of E. coli bacteria. CDC officials are still investigating, but officials say the likely cause of the outbreak is romaine lettuce.
  • Young people are obsessed with perfection… and it's all neoliberalism's fault

    Young people are obsessed with perfection… and it's all neoliberalism's fault

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    Dr Curran, from the University of Bath's Department for Health, led the study . This results in perfectionism among millennials. They also looked at the changes in levels of perfectionism from the 1980s to 2016 and found that college students today scored higher in all types of perfectionism compared with college students in the past.
  • Bed shortage signals winter of discontent — NHS crisis

    Bed shortage signals winter of discontent — NHS crisis

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    Speaking on a visit to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, the Prime Minister said: "I know it's hard, I know it's frustrating, I know it's disappointing for people, and I apologise". Performance data for the week over Christmas is due out today. This also remains well above the recommended safe operating levels of 85 per cent occupancy, above which hospital infections and "bed crises" become more common.
  • Cancer death rate continues decades-long drop in the United States

    Cancer death rate continues decades-long drop in the United States

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    Since 1991, the cancer death rate has fallen 26 percent. The decline can be attributed primarily to steady reductions in smoking and advances in early detection and treatment of cancer, the researchers noted. But the report is still good news. Cancer is still a destructive blight on American society, however, and is estimated to have killed 158.6 per 1,000 people diagnosed with the disease in 2015.
  • Study reveals how alcohol damages DNA, raises cancer risk

    Study reveals how alcohol damages DNA, raises cancer risk

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    The scientists concluded that creation of acetaldehyde in the human liver permanently damages DNA in the blood stem cells . Enzymes called aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) form the first line of defense against alcohol-related damage. New research on genetically modified mice suggests how this happens - with a product of the breakdown of alcohol , acetaldehyde, causing damage to DNA in living cells.
  • Nebraska to face tough flu season

    Nebraska to face tough flu season

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    Over the last few weeks, there have been 246 flu-related hospitalizations, and more than 1,100 emergency room visits for fever and flu-like illnesses. The elderly, frail and those with complex or chronic diseases are at the highest risk from flu infections, Goodison said. According to HealthLink BC's website , the flu does not usually cause vomiting or diarrhea in adults.
  • What Is 'Raw' Water-And Is It Actually Good For You?

    What Is 'Raw' Water-And Is It Actually Good For You?

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    The cleanliness of the water, they say, depends on things you can't see - whether herds of elk or moose or caribou have relieved themselves in a stream that you're drinking from and left it full of parasites. Live Water boasts on its website about microbes and how their raw water "is the key to unlocking a ideal micro-biome balance" in relation to ailments linked to the imbalance of good gut bacteria.
  • Flu season here hits early, widespread in Arizona

    Flu season here hits early, widespread in Arizona

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    About 200,000 people are hospitalized each year because of the flu and almost 36,000 die annually, data shows. Haselow says, however, the flu vaccine is 70% effective in preventing hospitalizations among seniors, and 80% in preventing death, especially among children, as reported previous year, in the journal Pediatrics .
  • Romaine lettuce temporarily pulled from major restaurant chains

    Romaine lettuce temporarily pulled from major restaurant chains

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    Since mid-November, dozens of people have become ill and two people have died in Canada and the USA due to infection with E. coli 0157:H7, which has been linked in this country to contaminated romaine lettuce . Two patients have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome , a potentially fatal kidney complication. Because the source of infection has yet to be identified, the CDC can't say what types of food to avoid.
  • Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Season 2 Will Return in March!

    Netflix's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' Season 2 Will Return in March!

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    It's based on the series of books by Daniel Handler (as Lemony Snicket ) and is executive produced by Handler and Barry Sonnenfeld . If you had a lovely New Year's Eve, " A Series of Unfortunate Events " antagonist Count Olaf ( Neil Patrick Harris ) failed in his attempt to ruin your first memories of 2018 with his creepiness.
  • Chocolate could be at risk as the planet keeps warming up

    Chocolate could be at risk as the planet keeps warming up

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    Most of the world's chocolate comes from West Africa-the plants thrive in the region's rainforests-but over the next 40 years, the Earth's rising temperatures will push cacao farms up into the mountains, to areas either unsuitable for cultivation or already reserved as wildlife preserves.
  • Rana Daggubati releases his first look in 'Haathi Meri Saathi'

    Rana Daggubati releases his first look in 'Haathi Meri Saathi'

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    With this film, Rana will be paying a tribute to legendary actor Rajesh Khanna and his film of the same name. You can certainly term Rana Daggubati as the most impressing personality of 2017 for the challenging experiments he carried out with his looks as well as films he appeared in.
  • Diabetes drug found to reverse symptoms of memory loss in Alzheimer's mice

    Diabetes drug found to reverse symptoms of memory loss in Alzheimer's mice

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    Secondly, its approved status for use in humans, albeit for different ends, means it could hit the market faster than other experimental drugs being trialled. Dr Doug Brown, of the Alzheimer's Society, told the Mail Online: "With no new treatments in almost 15 years, we need to find new ways of tackling Alzheimer's".