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New York County Bans Unvaccinated Children From Public Places

New York County Bans Unvaccinated Children From Public Places Until the declaration expires in 30 days, anyone under the age of 18 who are not vaccinated is not allowed in public places. Rockland county had previously banned unvaccinated children from attending certain schools, but the new measure is the most aggressive move yet. [Full Article...]

How many cigarettes in a bottle of wine?

How many cigarettes in a bottle of wine? The researchers used lifetime cancer risk data from Cancer Research UK, previously published data on the number of cancers in the population that can be attributed to tobacco and alcohol, and relative cancer risk data for moderate levels of alcohol and tobacco use. [Full Article...]

FDA reviews safety of breast implants after cancer concerns raised

FDA reviews safety of breast implants after cancer concerns raised But the FDA and other regulators around the world have been grappling with how to manage a recently confirmed link to a rare cancer and the thousands of unconfirmed complaints of other health problems. But the FDA said it has also received reports of the disease in smooth implants - which account for most of the US market - raising questions about whether the cancer is a risk with both impla... [Full Article...]

Health Experts Call For Action Against Sugary Drinks

Health Experts Call For Action Against Sugary Drinks In 2013, Sugary drink manufacturers spent $866 million to market their products to adults and kids. Almost half of those are coming from drinks alone, with children consuming an average of 30 gallons of sugary drinks annually. "We know from the example of Berkeley, CA, the first USA city to implement such a tax, and Mexico's country-wide tax, that this approach works". Similarly, revenue from a ... [Full Article...]

Steep rise in marijuana-related ER visits in Colorado hospital since legalization

Andrew Monte, of the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine, and colleagues analyzed almost 10,000 emergency room visits at the University of Colorado Health's Anschutz campus from 2012 to 2016. CHS is a stomach condition that appears to be caused by regular cannabis consumption. "We see it absolutely every week in our ER". Experts recommend sufferers to stop using marijuana to prevent the sy... [Full Article...]

Crack Cocaine Use 'Skyrockets' In UK

The study drew on knowledge from drug treatment workers, crack users and police officers in six local authority areas where there had been large increases in the number of people starting treatment. "Lots of young people are using crack - my daughter's 17-year and her friends are using it at the parties she goes to", one person using drug treatment services told researchers. [Full Article...]

Rockland declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

Rockland declares state of emergency over measles outbreak Rivkie Feiner, a mother of 5 children, said she followed her doctor's advice and vaccinated her kids. "Rockland County declared a countywide State of Emergency relating to the ongoing measles outbreak", reports the outlet. The cases are now clustered in eastern Ramapo, though officials warn exposure may occur anywhere in the county. Health officials recommend the community reach at least a 9... [Full Article...]

Bayer, J&J settle U.S. Xarelto litigation for $775 million

Bayer, J&J settle U.S. Xarelto litigation for $775 million The German pharmaceutical conglomerate has a licensing agreement with J&J to sell the drug in the U.S. Plaintiffs in the lawsuits claimed the blood thinner causes uncontrollable and irreversible bleeding and said the drugmakers failed to adequately warn of that risk. [Full Article...]


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