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Study conducted by Tufts, 3 other universities paying people to eat avocados

Study conducted by Tufts, 3 other universities paying people to eat avocados Joan Sabaté , Loma Linda University's principal investigator , said the financial backers will not affect the study's findings. Participants must be at least 25 years old and must not already eat more than two avocados a month, according to the website . [Full Article...]

Mom suing over baby's death after treatment at ICE facility

Mom suing over baby's death after treatment at ICE facility The law firm taking on the case will sue the city of Eloy, Arizona, for $40 million. Lawyers for the city did not respond to our request for comment. Yazmin Juarez claims her daughter Mariee died after getting sick in ICE custody . That same day, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services said it received the name of the child and other pertinent information and immediately opened a... [Full Article...]

Anti-Vaccine Nurse Fired for Post About Measles Patient

Anti-Vaccine Nurse Fired for Post About Measles Patient The hospital fired the nurse for sharing protected patient health information and issued a statement on the young patient's diagnosis on Monday. Suggesting the boy contracted the disease overseas, she added she seriously "thought about swabbing his mouth and bringing [the sample] home" to her own child, per ABC News and KTRK . [Full Article...]

Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing vehicle seats

Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing vehicle seats Studies show rear-facing is the safest way to ride because the head, neck and spine are supported by the seat. Earlier this year one mom, Sarah Sutton, told Motherly how glad she was that she kept her older kids, ages 6 and 5, in their forward-facing vehicle seats even after they started complaining about them. [Full Article...]

IL reports first death in 2018 from West Nile virus

IL reports first death in 2018 from West Nile virus Those "at greatest risk of serious illness" are people over 50 or who have impaired immune systems, the Cambridge Public Health Department says. Birds provide a reservoir for the virus, and mosquitos that bite infected birds spread West Nile to humans. [Full Article...]

Blood pressure drug recalled over potentially life-threatening label mix-up

Blood pressure drug recalled over potentially life-threatening label mix-up Accord Healthcare Inc.is voluntarily recalling one lot of 12.5 mg hydrochlorothiazide tablets after a 100-count bottle of the drug was found to contain 100 tablets of another drug, spironolactone. Consumers are urged to report any drugs that do not match that description, or check with their pharmacist . Both of the drugs can be used to treat high blood pressure , but the latter causes the... [Full Article...]

Get paid to eat avocados

This is for science. And he is paying people to eat them in an attempt to prove his theory that the popular edible can help people lose weight. Avocados contain the highest fat content of any fruit, but Sabaté believes other components of avocados, which are the main ingredient the guacamole, could have fat-fighting properties. [Full Article...]

Kosher chicken linked to deadly salmonella outbreak in states including Virginia

Kosher chicken linked to deadly salmonella outbreak in states including Virginia No other brands have been named by federal officials. The CDC began investigating after the NY state Department of Health reported that several people who were sick said they had eaten kosher chicken. The outbreak strain was found in samples of raw chicken collected from two facilities, including one that processes Empire Kosher-brand chicken, the agency said . [Full Article...]


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