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Fidget spinner warning over choking and fire safety concerns in US

Fidget spinner warning over choking and fire safety concerns in US But it turns out they can also be quite unsafe. On Thursday, Ann Marie Buerkle, acting chairwoman of the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, released a statement addressing reports of "fires involving battery-operated fidget spinners " and providing guidelines for usage. [Full Article...]

Library giving out 500 pairs of eclipse glasses on Monday

Library giving out 500 pairs of eclipse glasses on Monday If you look at the sun without protective eyewear the solar radiation and thermal energy from the sun can burn the retinal tissue. Major retailers such as 7-Eleven, Best Buy , Kroger, Walmart , Toys "R" Us , and more were also included. [Full Article...]

Millennials are drinking more and so are their grandparents, new study shows

Millennials are drinking more and so are their grandparents, new study shows The findings come as President Trump said the ongoing opioid crisis is a national public health emergency. But high-risk and problem drinking increased far more dramatically. Women, for instance, are statistically more likely to take prescription drugs that could have an adverse effect with alcohol, and alcohol use can increase chances of breast cancer, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and other ... [Full Article...]

CBO to release analysis of ending key ObamaCare insurer payments

CBO to release analysis of ending key ObamaCare insurer payments Voters also are increasingly looking for a mend-it, don't-end-it approach to the 2010 health law, saying both parties should work together on fixes. However, the analysis finds that preliminary rates will likely change, and some insurers have included additional rate increases or said they may revise their requests, depending on potential resolution of outstanding questions in federal policy. [Full Article...]

FDA updates gastric balloon warning after 5 deaths

FDA updates gastric balloon warning after 5 deaths It's still unclear whether there's a definitive link between the devices and the deaths. The balloons remain in the stomach for six months to help facilitate weight loss before being removed during an outpatient endoscopy. No product liability lawsuits have been filed against it, the Austin, Texas-based company said, claiming an incident rate since the beginning of 2006 of less than 0.01%. [Full Article...]

Explorer's 100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in 'excellent condition'

Explorer's 100-year-old fruitcake found in Antarctica in 'excellent condition' Made by the British brand Huntley & Palmers, which still exists today, the cake was wrapped in its original paper and stored in a tin-plated iron alloy box. It looks and smells nearly edible. "There was a very, very slight rancid butter smell to it, but other than that the cake looked and smelled edible!" The extreme cold climate may have helped in preservation of the fruitcake. [Full Article...]

A look at the North Korean missiles that could hit Guam

A look at the North Korean missiles that could hit Guam North Korea early Thursday warned it is finalizing a plan to fire four of its Hwasong-12 missiles over Japan and into waters around the tiny island of Guam, which hosts 7,000 USA military personnel on two main bases and has a population of 160,000. [Full Article...]

Your future organ donor might be a pig, study suggests

Your future organ donor might be a pig, study suggests And even with PERVs off the table, pigs will require other modifications so that their organs won't be rejected by the human immune system or cause other harms. George Church , a Harvard Medical School geneticist who co-founded eGenesis and is a co-author of the paper, said piglets would need to be roughly four months old for their organs to be used for transplants. [Full Article...]


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