Many Popular US Electronic Cigarette Brands Contain Potentially Harmful Bacterial And Fungal Toxins

Some of the most popular electronic cigarette brands sold in the US are contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins that can result in health problems, including asthma, reduced lung function, and inflammation, according to a recent study. One-in-five US teens use e-cigarette products, exceeding the reported use of cigarettes, chewing tobacco, cigars, or hookahs. Though previous research has examined the environmental and physiological impacts of e-cigarette use in teens, researchers say this is the first study examining the potential for microbial contamination.   Publishing their work in Environmental Health Perspectives, Harvard researchers examined 75 popular e-cigarette products that were either single-use cartridges or refillable e-liquids. Altogether, 37 cartridges and 38 e-liquid products used to refill them were screened for the presence …

Hospital’s replacement opens amid scandal over doc, dosages

GROVE CITY, Ohio – An Ohio health system is opening a new hospital in suburban Columbus as it deals with a scandal involving a doctor accused of ordering excessive painkiller doses for dozens of patients who died. The 210-bed Mount Carmel Grove City hospital opens Sunday. Mount Carmel Health System is moving inpatient services and hundreds of employees to the $361 million facility from Mount Carmel West, the flagship hospital it’s closing in the lower-income Franklinton neighborhood. That plan was underway long before West became the focus of allegations about now-fired doctor William Husel (HYOO’-suhl), who’s under investigation. In response to lawsuits, he denies negligently or intentionally causing deaths. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was …

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Met With President Trump

On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump lobbed another attack against Twitter on its own platform, calling the company “very discriminatory” and saying “they don’t treat me well as a Republican.” He then accused the company of “playing political games” and called on Congress to “get involved.” It wasn’t the first time Trump complained about a supposed anticonservative bias on Twitter, but it was noteworthy for another reason: It turns out the president was scheduled to meet Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey later that day. Twitter policy head Vijaya Gadde notified employees Tuesday that their boss was supposed to meet with Trump in a 30-minute, closed-door meeting later that afternoon, according to a company email reviewed by WIRED. According to the email, …

Home-cured meats off-the-scale delicious

Making your own bacon and salt beef gives you the chance to avoid the nitrates and nitrites of the industrially processed product but can you keep it pink? I discovered domestic curing in an absolutely stunning book, Salt, Sugar, Smoke by Diana Henry, where theres a lurking cancer risk on the scale of tobacco. Meat, generally, wreaks havoc upon your colon (red meat is associated with cancer risk if you eat it in large amounts), and evidence of a breast cancer risk. The World Health Organization places bacon the least intimidating recipe for dry-cured bacon, featuring not a single ingredient that your grandmother wouldnt have heard of: pork belly, salt, demerara sugar, bay leaves, juniper, black pepper. It takes a …

Vegan Asks People To Try Hunting Animals And Eating Them Raw In Order To See How Unnatural It Is For Humans, Gets Roasted Badly

With an extremely graphic photo, they tried to argue that ‘catching prey’ and eating it was not as natural as a vegan lifestyle and got shut down by a commenter happy to give them a quick lesson in the evolution of our diets. One response to the photo stood out in particular. Linden Lonsdale explained that meat had been a necessary evolution of our ancestors that provided them with the caloric content needed for advanced brain development, and the lesson didn’t stop there. According to scientists today this commenter has a point. We wouldn’t be what we are today without meat to a degree, however, as evolutionary creatures our stomachs have changed alongside us. Meat from a health standpoint is rich …

Portland county pays $100,000 in lawsuit tied to Blue Lives Matter flag

Multnomah employee alleges she was harassed for asking for flags removal, saying it demeaned Black Lives Matter An Oregon county has agreed to pay $100,000 to a black employee who alleged she was harassed after asking that a Blue Lives Matter flag not be displayed in her office. In a lawsuit against Multnomah county filed in January, Karimah Guion-Pledgure said the flag demeaned the Black Lives Matter movement, the Oregonian/OregonLive reported. She said she was harassed after she and other black co-workers complained. Guion-Pledgure had worked for the department of community justice since 2011 as a corrections technician. She originally sought $420,000. The settlement, reached on Thursday, was first reported by an alternative bi-weekly newspaper, the Charlottesville, Virginia, the lawsuit …

Kansas Rules Its Constitution Protects Women’s Right To Abortion

Kansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that the state’s constitution enshrines a woman’s right to an Roe v. Wade is overturned. The Kansas court took up the issue after two abortion providers in the state challenged a broad ban on dilation and evacuation abortions, known commonly as D&Es, in 2015 that the legislature had passed that year. Kansas was the first state to place limits on the procedure, which is used for nearly all second-trimester abortions.  unusually long time to decide the case and announced its decision Friday in a nearly It includes a powerful passage directed at the sole dissent from Justice Caleb Stegall. Particularly concerning, they said, is Stegall’s emphasis on the “graphic details of the D&E” procedures, which …

Ana Navarro: Joe Biden is normal — and that sounds really good to me

(CNN)Joe Biden is finally making it official. He is set to announce Thursday that he is running to be the Democratic nominee for President. I have given up any realistic hope of Donald Trump getting a serious challenge in the Republican primary. He will be the Republican nominee. Also, I have zero expectations that Trump will be impeached. Make no mistake, regardless of how obnoxious and horrible in every way many Americans find him, Trump will not be easy to beat. He will have a daunting war chest and all the advantages that come with incumbency. He also has the support of a cult-like base who believe he can do no wrong. I am begging and pleading with Democrats not …

The shocking rape trial that galvanised Spains feminists and the far right

The long read: The wolf pack case inspired widespread anger and protests against sexual assault laws in Spain. But the anti-feminist backlash that followed has helped propel the far right to its biggest gains since Franco In the early hours of 7 July 2016, surrounded by throngs of revellers dancing and drinking, an 18-year-old woman suddenly found herself alone. She was standing on Plaza del Castillo, a square in the centre of the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, which was hosting its annual festival, the running of the bulls. The weeklong festival combines a religious celebration of the citys patron saint, San Fermin, with the eponymous bull run and copious amounts of alcohol. Every morning at the stroke of 8am, …

Jim Carrey Sends Love to Ariana Grande After She Shares His Quote On Depression

In Jim Carrey after she quoted his thoughts on depression seemed to make her day. sharing a bunch of black-and-white photos of him complete with overlaying text. In the series of posts, the 25-year-old Grammy-winner admitted to being a super fan of the comedian, saying in one post, “my first AIM username was jimcarreyfan42 when i was in like 4th grade.” In another post, she quoted Carrey’s thoughts on depression. “Depression is your body saying, ‘I don’t want to be this character anymore. I don’t want to hold up this avatar that you’ve created in the world. It’s too much for me,’” Carrey’s quote read. “You should think of the word ‘depressed’ as ‘deep rest.’ Your body needs to be …

Missed measles jabs ‘public health time bomb’

Health experts say children should have two doses of the vaccine to fully protect against the disease. Figures for the second dose of the measles vaccine “were even more alarming”, Unicef said. It found 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa had not introduced a second dose, putting more than 17 million infants a year at a greater risk of getting measles as a child. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“My daughter’s life was destroyed by measles” ‘Wake-up call’ Henrietta Fore, executive director at Unicef, said: “The measles virus will always find unvaccinated children. “If we are serious about averting the spread of this dangerous but preventable disease, we need to vaccinate every child, in rich and poor countries …

Restaurant forced to close after employees caught putting laxative on pizza

Mr. Jim’s Pizza in Springtown was forced to close during an inspection by health inspectors after an employee reportedly bragged on social media about putting Miralax on another employee’s pizza without that employee’s knowledge. According to police, three employees put the laxative on at least one pizza that another employee ate, causing that employee to get sick, CBSDFW reported. The incident took place around 8 p.m. Friday. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The employees claimed they did not taint any of the pizzas that were sold to customers. The restaurant was forced to close after their health permit was pulled during the investigation. A follow-up inspection is reportedly scheduled for Monday. It was not reported whether the employees …

Trump safety cuts may cause workplace deaths to soar, says report

Federal watchdog OSHA has cut workplace safety inspectors to the lowest level in its 48-year history under Trump administration A number of workplace safety advocates fear fatalities will soar as Trump cuts back on the federal work safety watchdog Occupation Safety and Health Administration (Osha). The latest Death on the Job report from union federation AFL-CIO, released to time with Workers Memorial Day, showed a slight dip in deaths from 2016, when 5,190 people died on the job. Some 5,147 people were killed on the job in 2017, Donald Trumps first year in office. But the true toll of work-related injuries and illnesses may be closer to 7m to 10.5m each year, according to a report released on Thursday. Under …

The children wearing nappies to school

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption‘One boy told the whole class I wore a nappy’ “One boy told the whole class I wear nappies. Everyone looked at me and I could feel my cheeks go red.” For Gruff, double incontinence has made some days at secondary school an anxious and humiliating experience. Campaigners claim there is a lack of support in Wales, estimating that 1 in 10 UK children suffer bedwetting, daytime accidents and constipation. The Welsh Government said it expected health boards to provide specialist-led continence services for under-19s. ‘He can’t cope mentally’ “I don’t want to be wet,” said Gruff (not his real name). Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Campaigners say children are suffering …

Malawi starts landmark trial of first ever child malaria vaccine

Immunisation gives partial protection against the killer disease, and lessens the severity of other cases Malawi will begin immunising young children against malaria today, in a landmark large-scale pilot of the first vaccine to give partial protection against the disease, the World Health Organization said. Although the vaccine protects only a third of children aged under two years from life-threatening or severe malaria, clinical trials have found those who are immunised are likely to have less severe cases of the disease. Earlier, smaller trials also showed the vaccine prevented four in 10 cases of malaria overall, in babies aged between five and 17 months. Malaria remains one of the worlds leading killers, claiming the life of one child every two …