Theme Layout

dark

Boxed or Wide or Framed

Boxed

Theme Translation

Display Featured Slider

Featured Slider Styles

Display Trending Posts

Yes

Display Instagram Footer

Dark or Light Style

[light]

Search This Blog

Powered by Blogger.

Parasite Outbreak Tied to Del Monte Vegetables Sickens More Than 200 People


Parasite Outbreak Tied to Del Monte Vegetables Sickens More Than 200 People
An outbreak of parasitic infections tied to Del Monte vegetable trays has sickened more than 200 people in four U.S. states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Victims of the outbreak were sickened with Cyclospora cayetanensis, a microscopic parasite that causes an intestinal illness known as cyclosporiasis. The outbreak was first announced on June 15; and as of Thursday (July 5), there were 212 Cyclospora illnesses tied to the outbreak, which occurred in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan. Among the sick people, seven have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported, the CDC said. Most ill people reported eating Del Monte Fresh Produce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, the CDC said. Last month, Del Monte recalled vegetable trays tied to the outbreak, which had a "Best If Enjoyed By" date of June 17, 2018. [8 Awful Parasite Infections That Will Make Your Skin Crawl] The CDC continues to i
Continue Reading
by
0 Comments
Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer, Study Says

Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer, Study Says

A new study provides more good news for coffee lovers. Drinking coffee is associated with a lower risk of early death — virtually regardless of how much you drink and whether or not it’s caffeinated, concludes a paper published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. “We observed an inverse association for coffee drinking with mortality, including among participants who reported drinking at least one cup per day, up to eight or more cups per day, as well as those drinking filtered, instant and decaffeinated coffee,” said Dr. Erikka Loftfield, the study’s lead investigator and a research fellow at the National Cancer Institute, in an email to TIME. The researchers used data from the UK Biobank study, through which a large group of UK adults completed health questionnaires, underwent physical examinations and provided biological samples. For the current study, the researchers analyzed information provided by about 500,000 people, who answered questions about their coffee consumption,

Stop Taking Multivitamins to Help Your Heart. Researchers Say They Don't Work.

Stop Taking Multivitamins to Help Your Heart. Researchers Say They Don't Work.

Multivitamins are popular, but they don't appear to boost your heart health, according to a new study. The study, which analyzed information from several million people in five countries, found that taking multivitamins did not prevent heart attacks, strokes or death from heart disease. The findings agree with guidelines from the American Heart Association, which do not recommend using multivitamins or mineral supplements to prevent cardiovascular disease. Still, multivitamins remain popular, with up to 30 percent of Americans using the products; and some people reportedly using them to prevent heart disease, the researchers said. [9 New Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy] "It has been exceptionally difficult to convince people… to acknowledge that multivitamin and mineral supplements don't prevent cardiovascular diseases," study lead author Dr. Joonseok Kim, an assistant professor of cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said in a statemen

A Woman Fractured Her Eye Socket By Blowing Her Nose

A Woman Fractured Her Eye Socket By Blowing Her Nose

About a year ago, a 36-year-old woman entered London’s North Middlesex University Hospital experiencing all of the telltale signs of a fist-fight. She was bleeding from the nose, complaining of vision loss and experiencing swelling and extreme pain on the left side of her face, according to a recent case report published in The BMJ. Her symptoms all pointed to an eye socket fracture—what’s called an orbital blowout fracture, an injury typically sustained from punches or other facial trauma. But all this woman had done was blow her nose. It’s fairly easy to fracture some small facial bones, but it’s “very rare” such a thing would happen from blowing your nose, says Myers. It’s not entirely clear why the woman got so unlucky—she told doctors she hadn’t blown her nose exceptionally hard, and she was otherwise healthy—but Myers speculates that she “must have had a predisposition or a weakening in the skeletal area around the eye” that simply gave way. The woman also smoked about 20

Is Working Remotely Bad for Your Health?

Is Working Remotely Bad for Your Health?

Imagine rolling out of bed in the morning and, rather than racing to get out the door and into morning traffic, you could go for a run or make yourself breakfast. It’s the kind of daydream every chained-to-his-desk office worker has now and then. And for many, that daydream has become a reality. Following the Great Recession and the rise of the app-driven gig economy, more and more American workers have found themselves jettisoned from traditional office spaces and thrust into jobs that require them to work remotely, at least some of the time. A 2016 study from Harvard and Princeton found that the percentage of the U.S. workforce employed in freelance or other “alternative” work arrangements climbed from 10.1% in 2005 to 15.8% in 2015. And a recent Gallup poll found that 43% of employed Americans now work remotely at least some of the time—with nearly one-third of them working remotely four days a week or more. These momentous shifts in the way Americans work have generated a lot

Woman Declared Dead Found Alive in Morgue Fridge

Woman Declared Dead Found Alive in Morgue Fridge

A woman in South Africa who was declared dead after a grizzly car crash and placed in a morgue refrigerator was actually still alive, according to news reports. She was eventually found breathing in the morgue fridge. The woman had been traveling in a car with four other people on June 24, when the car lost control and rolled over multiple times, according to The New York Times. Another vehicle later collided with the woman's car. Paramedics at the scene of the accident checked the woman for signs of life, including whether she was breathing or had a pulse, according to the Agence France-Presse (AFP). But they found no indications that she was alive, the AFP reported. [The Science of Death: 10 Tales from the Crypt and Beyond] The woman was taken to a mortuary in Carletonville, South Africa, but several hours later, technicians heard her breathing in the morgue fridge. "You never expect to open a [morgue] fridge and find someone in there alive," a mortuary worker

How Scientists Are Testing Cancer Drugs to Slow Down Aging

How Scientists Are Testing Cancer Drugs to Slow Down Aging

Aging is a perfectly natural process, but that doesn’t mean that humans won’t try everything in their power to slow it down. In recent years, researchers who study aging have become intrigued by the idea of slowing the march of time by ridding the body of its population of older cells. In a new study published in Nature Medicine, scientists led by Dr. James Kirkland, director of the Robert and Arlene Kogod Center on Aging at Mayo Clinic, show that the proportion of older, aging cells in mice is indeed related to aging-related symptoms, from frailty to lower endurance and slower walking speeds. Kirkland and his team also demonstrated that a combination of drugs, borrowed from the cancer world, can wipe out these older cells and even prompt younger cells to develop and replace them. In the study, which was done in several stages, Kirkland and his colleagues first took different amounts of senescent (or aging) cells from older mice, tagged them with fluorescent proteins that would

The 11 Strangest Pregnancy Trends

The 11 Strangest Pregnancy Trends

Odd trends Women have been giving birth since the beginning of human existence, and people have been conducting birthing rituals for almost as long. In ancient Malaysia, for example, women gave birth sitting up; in 18th-century France, newborns were bathed in wine. These days, modern parents are following increasingly zany pregnancy trends. From pregnancy belly casts to lotus births, here are 11 of the strangest pregnancy trends of the 21st century. Lotus births When a baby is born, most parents snip the long, fleshy umbilical cord as soon as the birth is over. With a "lotus birth," however, parents allow the cord to remain attached to the placenta until it breaks naturally. Some moms and dads even opt to carry the placenta around in a pouch or a bowl — attached to the still- connected umbilical cord in what might be the worst purse design ever. Although advocates argue that lotus births ease a newborn's transition to life outside the womb, others warn that this t

Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?

Why Do Teeth Turn Yellow?

While celebrities and models may sport pearly white teeth, the smiles of most people are a tad duller. But this shouldn't be too surprising. Many things can affect the color of your teeth and turn them that dreaded yellow hue, which may make some people feel self-conscious about their appearance and hesitant to smile. An abnormal tooth color is considered any color other than white or yellowish white, according to the U.S. National LIbrary of Medicine. Most causes of tooth discoloration fall into two main categories: extrinsic and intrinsic stains. Yellowing can also be caused by a wide array of health factors, from medication use to inadequate brushing. Extrinsic stains Extrinsic stains affect the surface of the enamel, which is the hard, outermost layer of teeth. Although tooth enamel can be easily stained, these stains can typically be removed or corrected. "The No. 1 cause of teeth yellowing is lifestyle," said Dr. Justin Philipp of J. Philipp Dentistr

[name=ELPHIAS DOGE ] [img=https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TqdPL2H3770/WxZ53xdaIcI/AAAAAAAAAGY/2NHRwzVHMNocHX8u71YQrARkOiXCpnO5QCK4BGAYYCw/w345-h245-c/IMG_4952-min-1-1024x768.jpg] [description=Elphias Doge is a marketing and communication expert. He also serves as the content developer with many years of experience. He helps clients in long term wealth plans. He has previously covered an extensive range of topics in her posts, including business debt consolidation and start-ups.] (facebook=https://www.facebook.com/elphias.doge.9279) (twitter=https://twitter.com/AbleNote) (instagram=https://www.instagram.com/allnoteable/) (Linkedin=https://www.linkedin.com/company/allnoteable/) (gplus=https://plus.google.com/u/0/10701364633781475411)

Follow @Infinyteam