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Ohio college student suffers fatal allergic reaction after unknowingly consuming milk ingredient, mom says

She said her son’s roommate found him still holding his EpiPen but it was too late to save him.

Source: Ohio college student suffers fatal allergic reaction after unknowingly consuming milk ingredient, mom says

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Pennsylvania Battles Severe Rise In Flu Cases, Up Over A Thousand Percent – CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pennsylvania is battling rising numbers of flu cases. Five people have already died from the flu but not in this region of the state.

Doctors have also said they are seeing more and more of type B of the flu, which is atypical for the region. Cases of influenza in Allegheny County are up 1700 percent from last year.

At Wilson’s pharmacy in Bloomfield, over-the-counter products for the flu are disappearing from the shelves. More and more people are feeling those flu-like symptoms.

“The instances picked up. People asking for advice for what they should be taking for the flu or flu-like symptoms at least. A lot of head-colds and people coming in with aches and fevers and so on,” said pharmacy owner Jeff Wilson.

Dr. Brian Lamb’s office has already given hundreds of flu shots to patients. He said Australia, which has been a past indicator for the flu’s impact on the U.S., just finished a bad season.

Activity is picking up down south, and it’s already starting to reach Pennsylvania.

“It tell us that we should be for the possibility of a very bad flu season this year,” Lamb said.

Source: Pennsylvania Battles Severe Rise In Flu Cases, Up Over A Thousand Percent – CBS Pittsburgh

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT ALERT: Restaurant closed, mall kiosk alert issued by health department | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – A consumer alert was issued for a kiosk at South Hills Village Mall and a Homewood restaurant was shut down by the Allegheny County Health Department.

Agency officials said the Breaking Eggs Bakery Kiosk at the mall did not have the proper refrigeration for food, was not storing and preparing food in the right area and had “food from an unapproved source.” The food was being prepared at a different location and then brought to the kiosk.

The kiosk owner told Channel 11 that they are working to become compliant with the health department and are in the process of opening their own space in the South Hills. They said they do not agree with the department’s findings during the inspection and do make their products in a safe manner.

Source: HEALTH DEPARTMENT ALERT: Restaurant closed, mall kiosk alert issued by health department | WPXI

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White Castle recalls frozen hamburger products over Listeria fear – YouTube

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Jimmy Carter, 95, is hospitalized for urinary tract infection | Daily Mail Online

Former president Jimmy Carter, main, was admitted to a south Georgia hospital, inset, over the weekend. America’s oldest living president has overcome several health challenges of late.

  • The former president was admitted to a south Georgia hospital over the weekend
  • ‘He is feeling better and looks forward to returning home soon’ a spokesman said
  • America’s oldest living president has overcome several health challenges of late
  • He was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta last Wednesday after recovering from surgery to relieve bleeding on the brain from a series of falls

Source: Jimmy Carter, 95, is hospitalized for urinary tract infection | Daily Mail Online

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized For ‘Chills And Fever’

“She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. before being transferred to Johns Hopkins Hospital for further evaluation and treatment of any possible infection,” the court said in a statement. “With intravenous antibiotics and fluids, her symptoms have abated, and she expects to be released from the hospital as early as Sunday morning.”

Source: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Hospitalized For ‘Chills And Fever’

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Over 75K pounds of salad in 22 states recalled over E. coli outbreak

A New Jersey food company has recalled more than 75,000 pounds of packaged salad after seven people were hospitalized with E. coli, the US Department of Agriculture announced Thursday.

Missa Bay, LLC, of Swedesboro, issued the recall of 75,233 pounds of the bagged salad products sold at Walmart, Target and Aldi — fearing the romaine lettuce may be contaminated with the bacteria after an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Source: Over 75K pounds of salad in 22 states recalled over E. coli outbreak

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‘Wheel of Fortune’ taping interrupted for Pat Sajak emergency surgery, Vanna White to host

“He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work,” the show’s representatives tweeted.

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Our taping on Thursday was canceled because host Pat Sajak underwent successful emergency surgery to correct a blocked intestine. He is resting comfortably and looking forward to getting back to work. Taping resumed today as scheduled and Vanna White has stepped in as host.

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Wheel of Fortune is in its 37th season of syndication, according to CBS. Sajak and White have hosted the show together since its debut.

Source: ‘Wheel of Fortune’ taping interrupted for Pat Sajak emergency surgery, Vanna White to host

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Poultry recall: Nearly 2.1 million pounds of chicken recalled

According to the USDA, Simmons Prepared Foods, Inc., based in Gentry, Arkansas, is recalling several of its ready-to-cook chicken products, which include chicken legs, wings and whole chickens.

The notice says the chicken was shipped “to institutions in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania.” Institutions can include restaurants, schools, hospitals and distributors. The recall doesn’t include chicken sold in stores.

The items were produced between Oct. 21 and Nov. 4, according to the recall notice.

Source: Poultry recall: Nearly 2.1 million pounds of chicken recalled

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Taco Bell seasoned beef is being recalled over concerns of metal contamination – CNN

About 2 million pounds of seasoned beef used in Taco Bell burritos and tacos have been removed from restaurant locations across the country.

Source: Taco Bell seasoned beef is being recalled over concerns of metal contamination – CNN

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PA DRUG LACED CANDY: THC-laced candy found in Pa. has police warning parents ahead of Halloween | WPXI

THC-laced candy found in Pennsylvania has police in Johnstown warning parents to check their children’s Halloween candy.

Source: PA DRUG LACED CANDY: THC-laced candy found in Pa. has police warning parents ahead of Halloween | WPXI

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Concerns about bedbugs in Laurel Highlands School District

The Laurel Highlands School District superintendent says precautions have been taken after a couple of families reported bedbugs, and more work is being done.

In addition to the treatment at the high school, an exterminator will treat all buildings in the Laurel Highlands School District through the weekend. All buses and vans will be treated by Saturday.

Parents are being told to clean students’ book bags and to not use those bags until Tuesday.

The school district said the state health department is not recommending closure of the building, but any individual students can be excused with written permission from a parent or guardian.

Some parents told Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 they were upset they were not notified sooner and that classes are not being canceled during the treatment of the buildings and vehicles.

More: Click here to read a letter from the Laurel Highlands superintendent

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VAPING: Pennsylvania reports its first vaping-related death

State health officials confirm one death and several other cases attributed to lung injuries associated with vaping, and recommend that people do not vape.

The Pennsylvania Health Department says one person in the state has died from lung injuries associated with vaping and it’s investigating dozens of other suspected or confirmed cases.

The state’s health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, announced the death Friday and said Pennsylvania has also reported nine confirmed cases to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Source: VAPING: Pennsylvania reports its first vaping-related death

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Brain waves breakthrough: Mind-reading computer enables paralysed man to walk – YouTube

A quadriplegic man has walked again thanks to an artificial intelligence breakthrough. A four-limb robotic exoskeleton controlled by brain signals helped a paralysed man to move his arms and walk using a ceiling-mounted harness for balance. Get the latest headlines: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/

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Watch: Trump announces executive order aimed at improving Medicare

Trump, who has been largely critical of Medicare for All, is issuing his version of how Medicare should work.

Source: Watch: Trump announces executive order aimed at improving Medicare

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Sanders has heart stent procedure after chest discomfort – POLITICO

“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” senior adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement Wednesday. “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”

Source: Sanders has heart stent procedure after chest discomfort – POLITICO

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Saoirse Kennedy Hill’s cause of death remains unknown nearly two months later

 

The Massachusetts medical examiner still hasn’t provided an exact cause and manner of death for Saoirse Kennedy Hill nearly two months after she died at the family’s famous Cape Cod compound — amid massive backlogs at the office, The Post has learned.

Kennedy Hill, 22 — granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy — died from a suspected drug overdose after a long night of partying in Hyannis Port on Aug. 1.

An initial autopsy report for Kennedy Hill showed no signs of trauma to her body, but the exact cause and manner of her death are still pending a toxicology report, a representative from the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner told The Post on Tuesday.

Source: Saoirse Kennedy Hill’s cause of death remains unknown nearly two months later

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10 people died of overdoses within 26 hours in one Ohio county – CNN

(CNN)One Ohio county had an “unusually high number” of overdose deaths in a little over a day, the county’s coroner said.

“As of about 10 am this morning we have had 10 people die of overdoses in about 26 hours,” Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz said on Facebook Sunday.
“I urge friends and family of those who use to make sure you are armed with naloxone,” Ortiz said on Facebook. “Those who use should also test before using with fentanyl testing strips.”
Fentanyl can be mixed with cocaine and methamphetamine to create a deadly combination, the coroner said.
The last peak of overdoses that the coroner’s office posted about was in August 12, when six people died in less than 24 hours.
“The majority of overdose deaths continue to be fentanyl related,” the coroner said in the statement.

Source: 10 people died of overdoses within 26 hours in one Ohio county – CNN

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Tlaib: You’re Lying about quitting smoking! – YouTube

Tlaib: You’re Lying about quitting smoking!

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SOUTH SIDE OVERDOSE: 3 men found dead after drug overdoses on Pittsburgh’s South Side identified | WPXI

 

PITTSBURGH – Authorities have identified the three men who died from overdoses at a South Side apartment early Sunday morning.

According to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, these are the names of the victims who died:



  • Joel Pecina, 32
  • Josue Serrano, 38
  • Rubiel Clemente-Martinez, 32

Each man was pronounced dead by the medical examiner’s office before 6 a.m. Sunday. Four others are in the hospital after being found.

Source: SOUTH SIDE OVERDOSE: 3 men found dead after drug overdoses on Pittsburgh’s South Side identified | WPXI

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Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide

NBC News commissioned laboratory tests of knock-off marijuana vapes that found a pesticide linked to hydrogen cyanide in 10 out 10 products.

Source: Tests show bootleg marijuana vapes tainted with hydrogen cyanide

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Urgent product recall for contact lenses amid fears of eye-scratching particles – Mirror Online

The Acuvue lenses may have become contaminated with rogue particles which could cause abrasions on wearer’s eyes

A widely-sold brand of contact lenses could have become contaminated with rogue particles which could cause abrasions on the wearer’s eyeball.

An alert and product recall has been issued for Johnson & Johnson Acuvuee daily disposable lenses. The recall specifically relates to batches of 1-day Acuvue Moist for Astigmatism lenses.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA) say the contact lens or the lenses’ blister solution could have come into contact with particles which scratch the eyes.

There is a danger of “eye redness or discomfort or corneal abrasion”.

A statement from MHRA says: “The affected lots may have particles on the contact lens or in the contact lens blister solution.

“If the particles are not noticed before insertion into the eye, this could cause eye redness or discomfort or corneal abrasion (damage to the surface of the eye).”

Source: Urgent product recall for contact lenses amid fears of eye-scratching particles – Mirror Online

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This is what mysterious ancient humans might have looked like – CNN

We know that mysterious ancient humans called Denisovans once lived alongside Neanderthals, thanks to a few bones and teeth recovered from a cave in Siberia. Now, for the first time, researchers have shared what they might have looked like.

Source: This is what mysterious ancient humans might have looked like – CNN

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Vaping Illness: Questions And Answers About A Mysterious Outbreak : Shots – Health News : NPR

An outbreak of severe lung disease among users of electronic cigarettes continues to spread to new patients and states, and public health officials say it’s too soon to point to a cause.

According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a total of 380 confirmed and probable cases have been identified in 36 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The CDC has confirmed six deaths, and a seventh death has been reported by public health officials in Tulare County, Calif.

Hundreds of people have been hospitalized with severe lung disease linked to vaping. Public health agencies are investigating what’s behind the alarming symptoms.

Source: Vaping Illness: Questions And Answers About A Mysterious Outbreak : Shots – Health News : NPR

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Abortion doctor’s family finds remains of more than 2,200 fetuses at his home after his death: reports

The remains of more than 2,200 unborn children have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion doctor who died earlier this month, according to reports.

Source: Abortion doctor’s family finds remains of more than 2,200 fetuses at his home after his death: reports

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Trump administration readies ban on flavored e-cigarettes

The Trump administration is preparing to ban flavored e-cigarettes as federal health officials call for restrictions to combat an outbreak of a mysterious lung disease that has sickened hundreds and killed at least six people, U.S. health secretary Alex Azar told reporters Wednesday.

The Food and Drug Administration is currently finalizing its guidance to remove all non-tobacco flavors of e-cigarettes, including mint and menthol, from the market. Vaping companies like Juul have been criticized for hooking children on e-cigarettes with their fruity flavors like mango and creme. The surge in underaged vaping, which U.S. health officials have labeled as an “epidemic,” is one of the reasons why they plan to ban them — at least until the FDA can thoroughly review their safety, Azar said after meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House on the issue.

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Missing 84-year-old woman from Westmoreland County considered endangered. Virginia Nemec is missing

Police say Virginia Nemec is diabetic and suffers from dementia and does not have her medication.

Nemec is believed to be driving a maroon 2007 Honda Accord with a Pennsylvania license plate HSV 2585.

She was last seen wearing a white floral button-down top, aqua colored pants and blue shoes.

Anyone with information should call their local police.
https://www.wtae.com/article/missing-84-year-old-woman-from-westmoreland-county-considered-endangered/28995794

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CDC probing 450 cases of ‘serious lung illness’ across 33 states – YouTube

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RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan stable after prison stabbing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Sirhan Sirhan, imprisoned for more than 50 years for the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, was hospitalized Friday after being stabbed by a fellow inmate at a San Diego prison.

A statement from the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said the stabbing occurred Friday afternoon at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility near San Diego.

Source: RFK assassin Sirhan Sirhan stable after prison stabbing

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South shore water of Lake Tahoe tested for toxic algae

Experts are testing for a toxic algae that could be in the water along the south shore of Lake Tahoe.

Source: South shore water of Lake Tahoe tested for toxic algae