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Officials report 4 more flu deaths in NC

Officials report 4 more flu deaths in NC Penny Borenstein, county health officer, in a news release about the first confirmed death. Meanwhile, Harris County Health Department officials confirmed there were two reported flu deaths this season, bringing the number of deaths to four in the Houston area. [Full Article...]

Local 21-year-old dies of flu complications

Local 21-year-old dies of flu complications The family of Kyler Baughman of Latrobe, Pennsylvania told NBC10 affiliate WPXI he was always into physical fitness and was going to school to be a personal trainer . His mother said it was from complications from the flu . Kyler Baughman , 21, passed away on December 28 after experiencing organ failure due to septic shock that was caused by having the flu, WPXI reports. [Full Article...]

Pa. governor declares statewide disaster for opioid epidemic

Pa. governor declares statewide disaster for opioid epidemic It has broken far too many families. Wolf's announcement makes Pennsylvania the eighth state to declare a disaster declaration for opioid abuse. The declaration is valid for 90 days because that is the maximum allowed under the state Constitution. [Full Article...]

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine appears to be over

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine appears to be over All 13 of the people interviewed by American public health officials said they'd eaten "leafy greens" in the week before they felt sick; five said they'd eaten romaine lettuce. The information about this outbreak has not been updated by government officials since December 28, 2017. The Public Health Agency is still advising Canadians to always follow safe food handling tips for preparing lettuce... [Full Article...]

Red Cross Puts Call Out For Blood Donations

Red Cross Puts Call Out For Blood Donations As a result, Canadian Blood Services was unable to collect approximately 400 blood donations. But the Red Cross had already been struggling keeping those shelves stocked. Type B negative: The blood type that can be transfused to type B Rh-positive and negative patients. If you're eligible to donate (you can check if you are here), head to one of the Bonfils blood donation locations, which yo... [Full Article...]

More sleep can reduce sugar and body weight: study says

More sleep can reduce sugar and body weight: study says These were found out when a group of people slept who slept 7 hours were given extra 21 minutes of their sleep. Researcher Dr Wendy Hall said it "suggests a simple change in lifestyle may help people consume healthier diets ". From the result, about 85% of the group increase their sleep by an average of 55minutes whiles the rest half increased their sleeping time by an average of about 21minute... [Full Article...]

As Peak Flu Season Looms, Hospitals Gear Up for Patients

As Peak Flu Season Looms, Hospitals Gear Up for Patients The Montgomery County Coroner's office identified the young victim as Johan S. Rieben of Clayton. ODH also is reporting more than 1,700 new confirmed flu-associated hospitalizations in OH during the first week of January, a significant increase over 925 reported during the last week of December. [Full Article...]

Why women live longer than men

Why women live longer than men They found that in all populations " women had lower mortality across nearly all ages, and, with the exception of one slave population, they lived longer on average than men". In Ireland, the fairer sex can expect to live until around 83.2 years of age - compared to 78.7 years for men. In nearly all modern populations, women can expect to outlive men - in some cases, by as much as five or six y... [Full Article...]


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