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Pet Store Puppies Linked To Bacterial Outbreak In 7 States; Know The Symptoms And How To Prevent Infection

Don’t let those puppy eyes fool you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday that it is launching an investigation on a multistate outbreak involving bacteria traced from puppies sold by national pet store chain Petland. Puppies from Petland were linked to 39 cases of Campylobacteriosis in seven states. Infections caused by Campylobacter, a bacteria that commonly ...

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Pet Store Puppies Linked To Bacterial Outbreak In 7 States; Know The Symptoms And How To Prevent Infection

Don’t let those puppy eyes fool you. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Monday that it is launching an investigation on a multistate outbreak involving bacteria traced from puppies sold by national pet store chain Petland. Puppies from Petland were linked to 39 cases of Campylobacteriosis in seven states. Infections caused by Campylobacter, a bacteria that commonly ...

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Opioid Overdose Crisis: Ohio Sheriff Bans Narcan From Officers, Can Legal Marijuana Solve State’s Epidemic?

As the opioid overdose crisis overwhelms emergency responders and law enforcement nationwide, one Ohio lawman is taking an unusual approach to the fight. Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones will not allow his deputies to carry Narcan, a drug which could save the lives of opioid addicts. Citing safety reasons, Sheriff Jones says first responders are more equipped to handle ...

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Opioid Overdose Crisis: Ohio Sheriff Bans Narcan From Officers, Can Legal Marijuana Solve State’s Epidemic?

As the opioid overdose crisis overwhelms emergency responders and law enforcement nationwide, one Ohio lawman is taking an unusual approach to the fight. Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones will not allow his deputies to carry Narcan, a drug which could save the lives of opioid addicts. Citing safety reasons, Sheriff Jones says first responders are more equipped to handle ...

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E. Coli Outbreak: I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter May Have Sickened 12 In Five States

Government health officials are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 12 people, all but one of them younger than 18-years-old, across five states. According to reports, the cause of the outbreak may likely be a popular peanut butter alternative. According to a report from the Huffington Post, six of the people sickened by the E. coli virus were ...

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Mysterious Marijuana Illness Spikes In Legalized States

As more and more states move towards legalizing marijuana, doctors and hospitals have noticed a spike in a mysterious marijuana-related illness. There has been a spike of patients showing up at emergency rooms in states where marijuana is legal experiencing symptoms such as intense vomiting and unbearable abdominal pain. While some medical professionals are currently at a loss when it ...

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States With Legal Medical Marijuana Register Sharp Drop In Traffic Fatalities

Medical marijuana offers a host of health benefits, but states where legal weed is available for a select list of ailments are also registering a drop in another threat to public safety: Traffic deaths. A November study from the American Journal of Public Health tracked traffic deaths from 1985 to 2014, and found that in most states that allowed medical ...

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Breast Cancer Mortality Rate Lower In South Korea Than In The United States, But Quickly Rising

South Korea has seen the steepest increase in breast cancer mortality out of a number of countries analyzed over a period from 1987 through 2013, but the rate of breast cancer death is still lower in South Korea than it is in the United States. In South Korea, the rate of breast cancer mortality is 5.3 per 100,000 women, but ...

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Medical Marijuana Reduces Opioid Abuse In States Where Cannabis Is Legal

In states where medical cannabis is legal, new research indicates that drivers are less likely to abuse opioids. A study done by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that 18 states with legal medical marijuana had fewer fatal car accidents related to opioid abuse in comparison to states without legalized weed. “We would expect the adverse consequences of ...

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US storm Hermine: Eastern states warned

US East Coast states are on alert for the strong storm pushing north-eastward as people take time off for the long holiday weekend. The high winds have left a trail of destruction in the south-east of the US. They are the tail-end of the first hurricane to hit Florida in a decade. One person was killed before Hurricane Hermine was ...

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