ACCUTE FLACCID MYELITIS: New warning from CDC on polio-like virus impacting children | WPXI

PITTSBURGH – A new warning from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about a troubling virus that’s impacted some families in the Pittsburgh area.

Acute flaccid myelitis – or AFM – partially paralyzes children.

Source: ACCUTE FLACCID MYELITIS: New warning from CDC on polio-like virus impacting children | WPXI

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Dozens hospitalized after carbon monoxide exposure at Winnipeg motel | Fox News

Forty-six people have been hospitalized and 15 are in critical condition after they were exposed to carbon monoxide at a motel in Winnipeg, Manitoba, city officials said Tuesday.

Fifty-two staff and guests, along with one dog, were evacuated from the Super 8 Motel, the City of Winnipeg said in a series of Tweets after the fire department responded to an alarm shortly after 10 a.m. indicating carbon monoxide gas was present in the building. Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic Chief John Lane told reporters that the alarm in question was in the hotel’s boiler room.

Johnstown medical marijuana shops appear close to opening | WJAC

There has been a high demand for information about the opening of two Johnstown medical marijuana shops.

Beyond/Hello and Harvest, LLC were among the 23 shops approved by the state last December in the second round of medical marijuana shops given the green light in Pennsylvania. Both were given six months to open.

A representative for Beyond/Hello said late last month that they were nearing their date for a state-mandated inspection that’s required for them to open at their location in the old Johnstown Cambria County Convention & Visitors Bureau building on Main Street. They said once the inspection is done, they can open in two-to-three weeks.

Source: Johnstown medical marijuana shops appear close to opening | WJAC

Affordable Care Act Is Under Attack In Court Again: 5 Things To Know : Shots – Health News : NPR

The fate of the Affordable Care Act is again on the line Tuesday, as a federal appeals court in New Orleans takes up a case in which a lower court judge has already ruled the massive health law unconstitutional.

If the lower court ruling is ultimately upheld, the case, Texas v. United States, has the potential to shake the nation’s entire health care system to its core. First, such a decision would immediately affect the estimated 20 million people who get their health coverage through programs created under the law. But ending the ACA would also create chaos in other parts of the health care system that were directly or indirectly changed under the law’s multitude of provisions — including calorie counts on menus, a pathway for approval of generic copies of expensive biologic drugs and, perhaps most important politically, protections for people who have preexisting conditions.

Source: Affordable Care Act Is Under Attack In Court Again: 5 Things To Know : Shots – Health News : NPR

HEALTH INSURANCE: Pennsylvania is poised to take over health insurance exchange

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Pennsylvania is poised to roll out its own online health insurance exchange to take the place of the one run by the federal government for the state’s residents since 2014, saying it can save money for hundreds of thousands of policy-buyers.

The Republican-controlled Legislature gave final approval Friday to legislation authorizing the move, after Gov. Tom Wolf had pressed for the bill’s passage this month in the hope that its savings measures can take partial effect in 2020 and full effect in 2021.

Source: HEALTH INSURANCE: Pennsylvania is poised to take over health insurance exchange

HEART ATTACK STUDY: Study: More young people having heart attacks | WPXI

A new study found more and more young people are having heart attacks.

Cardiologist Dr. Ron Blankstein just authored a study showing the heart attack rate among Americans under the age of 40 is rising dramatically, even though heart attack rates across the board have been falling.

“These are often individuals when they have symptoms they may not think this is a heart attack, again it’s not on their radar at all,” Blankstein said.

The study found that about one in five heart attack victims were under the age of 40 and that number has increased every year for the past decade.

Source: HEART ATTACK STUDY: Study: More young people having heart attacks | WPXI

‘Zombie deer’ disease continues to expand in Pennsylvania – pennlive.com

With many more deer found to have chronic wasting disease, the Pennsylvania Game Commission has expanded 2 of 3 disease management areas in Pennsylvania.

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, since last year 123 deer have tested positive for the always fatal brain disease in deer and other members of the cervid family that some refer to as “zombie deer disease.”

Source: ‘Zombie deer’ disease continues to expand in Pennsylvania – pennlive.com

Report: High levels of arsenic found in bottled water sold at Whole Foods, Target and Walmart | FOX59

OAKLAND, Calif. – Independent lab tests found high levels of the toxic metal arsenic in two brands of bottled water sold at grocery and big box stores, according to the Center for Environmental Health.

The two brands are Peñafiel and Starkey Spring Water, according to the report. Target and Walmart sell Peñafiel, and Starkey is owned by Whole Foods.

On Friday, Keurig Dr. Pepper announced the voluntary recall of Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water “due to the presence of violative levels of arsenic.”

Source: Report: High levels of arsenic found in bottled water sold at Whole Foods, Target and Walmart | FOX59

Megadeath cancels tour after Dave Mustaine throat cancer diagnosis | Fox News

Megadeth had a full slate of summer touring to celebrate the band’s 35th anniversary, including the annual Megacruise in October.

Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine, who famously began his career as a member of Metallica, has been diagnosed with throat cancer. In a statement released Monday, Mustaine, 57, said that his diagnosis is “clearly something to be respected and faced head on — but I’ve faced obstacles before. I’m working closely with my doctors, and we’ve mapped out a treatment plan which they feel has a 90 percent success rate. Treatment has already begun.”

Source: Megadeath cancels tour after Dave Mustaine throat cancer diagnosis | Fox News