Processed meat ‘could be bad for asthma’


Processed meat ‘could be bad for asthma’

BBC News
Eating processed meat might make asthma symptoms worse, say researchers. Consuming more than four portions a week is a risk, suggests the study of nearly 1,000 French people, published in the journal Thorax.

How to save at least 32000 lives each year: Replace male doctors with female ones

Los Angeles Times
Doctors from Harvard have an intriguing suggestion for saving 32,000 lives each year: Make sure all senior citizens who wind up in the hospital are treated by female doctors.

Florida woman earns middle class salary selling positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist
Florida woman earns middle class salary selling positive pregnancy tests on Craigslist FILE – In this July 25, 2012 file photo, a pregnant woman is examined as she waits to give birth at a public hospital in Rio de Janeiro.

Medicaid Funding to End for Planned Parenthood in Texas, State Says

New York Times
Texas notified Planned Parenthood on Tuesday that it is cutting funding the group gets through Medicaid. Credit Pat Sullivan/Associated Press.

How Much Is Too Much? New Study Casts Doubts On Sugar Guidelines

By now, you’ve very likely heard the case for limiting sugar. Over the past two years the World Health Organization and the U.S.

Drugs make pain tolerable, most users say

Columbus Dispatch
At the center of the nation’s opioid crisis is a simple fact: Large numbers of Americans experience serious pain, and the vast majority of those who have used strong painkillers for a long period say they work.

RECALL ALERT: Aria Child recalls strollers due to laceration and fall hazards

Name of product: Qbit strollers. Hazard: A gap in the stroller’s folding side hinge can pinch a caregiver’s hand during unfolding, posing a laceration hazard.

Pregnancy Changes the Brain in Ways That May Help Mothering

New York Times
Pregnancy may help a woman’s brain “recognize the needs of her infant, to recognize social threats or to promote mother-infant bonding,” said Elseline Hoekzema, a researcher who led a recent study at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain.

US senator wants to declare a ‘war on drugs’

New York Post
A US senator is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to launch an assault in the fight against the opioid crisis in his home state of West Virginia.

After Flint’s lead crisis, the ‘most important medication’ for kids is education

PBS NewsHour
There is a well-established link between lead exposure and learning disabilities, but early childhood education has been shown to counteract the effects.

Got Gonorrhoea? Try Gargling With Listerine — No, Really

If four out of five TV doctors tell you something is true, chances are, there’s not any evidence to actually back up that claim.

Doctor: Common bacteria caused Thanksgiving dinner deaths

Washington Post
ANTIOCH, Calif. – A common food-borne bacteria caused an illness that left three people dead and sickened 22 others who attended a dinner at an events hall in the San Francisco suburb of Antioch on Thanksgiving Day, health officials said Tuesday.

Soylent supplier severs ties with the company over gastrointestinal smear campaign

The Verge
The rumblings in Soylent’s supply chain continue to cause distress, with TerraVia – maker of the algal flour used in a number of Soylent products – severing ties with the food replacement company.

Mumps Bump: Cases Rise In Iowa, Illinois And Arkansas

There’s a bump in the number of cases of the mumps this year in the United States. This highly infectious disease is much less hazardous than it was decades ago, but health officials are still reacting strongly to several big outbreaks.

Eyes on the road: Study finds fewer traffic fatalities in medical marijuana states

The Cannabist
States with medical marijuana laws have fewer traffic fatalities than those without, especially among younger drivers, a new study found.

Sex robots may interfere with human intimacy
Sex bots are not just limited to science fiction films, love service robots are under discussion for human pleasure. The Second International Congress on Love and Sex with Robots is happening Dec. 19 to Dec. 20 at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Lacing Dog Treats With Cannabis Is Big Business

Even for a puppy, Kat Donatello’s black lab, Austin, was hyperactive. After experimenting with natural supplements on her older dog, Brady, Donatello slipped the puppy a special biscuit.

Quintuplets born at Phoenix hospital for first time in its 121-year history
Oh, baby, baby! Quintuplets born at Phoenix hospital for first time in its 121-year history. Share Story. Tweet; Share; Share; Share.

Miller family welcomes quadruplets, first born at local hospital

Newnan Times-Herald
Kortney Miller, husband Justin and the couple’s four-year-old son Brentlee welcomed Brandon, Braydon, Bryant and Kenlee to the family Dec. 16.

FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for advanced ovarian cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Rubraca (rucaparib) to treat women with a certain type of ovarian cancer.

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