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  • Powered caffeine:  A kick that kills but not the only one
    Pure caffeine: A kick that kills but not the only one
    Now that pure caffeine has claimed the lives of several people, things are starting to change. In 2010 there was the loss of 23-year-old Michael Bedford from Mansfield in England (BBC.com). Last year there was the overdose of Logan Stiner, the...
  • Placing infants in car seats for naps a dangerous practice
    Placing infants in car seats for naps a dangerous practice
    Not uncommonly, car seats and other sitting devices are used for napping. According to a new study, placing infants or young children in these devices for naps may endanger them. The findings were published April 24 in the journal Pediatrics by...
  • Baby boomers are drug abusers says CDC
    Baby boomers are drug abusers says CDC
    According to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American senior citizens are abusing drugs, being arrested for drug offenses, and dying from drug overdoses at increasingly higher rates. These spikes have occurred...
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    Three Kansas hospital patients dead from ice cream related illness
    On Friday, March 13, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a statement pertaining to the deaths of three Kansas hospital patients who have died after acquiring Listeriosis from eating a Blue Bell Creameries ice cream product.Five people...
  • International researchers call for world-wide ban on tobacco
    International researchers call for world-wide ban on tobacco
    It is common knowledge that tobacco use is detrimental to one’s health. Now, an international group of researchers has made the bold recommendation to phase out the sale of tobacco products by 2040. The report was published in the March 14...
  • Flu hospitalizations at an all-time high for US seniors
    Flu hospitalizations at an all-time high for US seniors
    According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report released on March 6, since last October, the rate of influenza hospitalizations among US seniors (age 65 and older) has been 258 hospitalizations per 100,000 individuals....
  • GM CEO Mary Barra
    GM refuses to extend deadline on GM ignition switch settlement claims
    Auto News reported earlier yesterday ( Jan.28,2015) that General Motors would not be extending the deadline for applicants to file paperwork towards a settlement related to the 2014 Ignition switch recall, which saw one of the biggest vehicular...
  • FDA approves rapid flu test
    FDA approves rapid flu test
    To date, 21 people have been killed during the current influenza season. Early flu symptoms may resemble other less virulent viral infections; thus, a prompt diagnosis can facilitate treatment. On January 6, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...
  • Jeff Golub
    Smooth jazz guitarist Jeff Golub dead at 59
    Smooth jazz guitarist Jeff Golub has died at age 59. Here are the details from Rolling Stone.While the exact cause of death remains unknown, Golub had experienced a series of medical setbacks in recent years, including a rare, incurable brain...
  • The Heights, and then the depths
    The Heights, and then the depths
    Five famous novelists died on five consecutive days of the month this week -- in different years, of course, but still.English novelist Emily Bronte died on December 19, 1848. She had published Wuthering Heights the year before, at age 29. She...
  • 90 days duck crossing: 2 people killed with woman helping ducks cross road, sentence
    90 days duck crossing: Woman charged with two deaths, stopped car to save ducks
    A total of 90 days behind bars for a duck crossing crime is making news this afternoon. A woman is being indirectly charged with two car accident deaths this week when she abruptly stopped her vehicle to save some young ducklings waddling through...
  • Phil Stern
    Photographer Phil Stern dead at 95
    Photographer Phil Stern, who was among World War II’s most famous chroniclers before turning his attention to Hollywood and the music industry, died over the weekend at age 95.Phil Stern, an award-winning photographer who lugged his camera...
  • Rat poison found in pills linked to deaths at India’s sterilization camp
    Rat poison found in pills linked to deaths at India’s sterilization camp
    Tablets linked to the deaths of at least fifteen women at a government-run sterilization camp in Chhattisgarh, India, were likely contaminated with a chemical compound commonly used in rat poison, two senior state officials said on Saturday. On...
  • Sonny, one of the Gilbert 23 Dogs
    Justice for the Gilbert 23: MCSO report released; the Hugheses plead not guilty
    "Sonny just died."Three simple words. But loaded with meaning. Those three words were sent via text from Logan Flake to Jesse Todd Hughes at 10:17 a.m. on June 20, 2014.The significance behind this text? 10:17 a.m. is approximately five...
  • New survey: only 6% of US hospitals are prepared to receive Ebola patients
    New survey: only 6% of US hospitals are prepared to receive Ebola patients
    Although less than a dozen Ebola cases have occurred in the United States, more could occur in any area visited by a recent traveler from West Africa. In total, there have been nine Ebola patients treated in the US. The most recent victim, 33-year...
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