Enjoy Your Salad. It’s Safe To Eat Romaine Lettuce Again,

The E. coli outbreak that made 172 people sick in 32 states is most likely over, the CDC says It’s finally safe to eat romaine lettuce again. Any romaine lettuce being sold now is almost certainly not from the Yuma, Arizona region and so unlikely to carry the E. coli…

More Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids

A growing number of American parents are using marijuana when they still have children living at home, according to a new study that suggests cannabis may be complicating efforts to limit kids’ exposure to second-hand smoke. Researchers examined data collected from 169,259 U.S. adults from 2002 to 2015. During that…

5 Brain Tumor Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

If you were to pick a case to illustrate the abrupt, random, frightening nature of brain tumors, it might be the experience of Maria Menounos.   “There’s no more serious diagnosis in all of human medicine than a brain tumor because it not only is a medical issue that has…

App Technology Allows Medics To View 999 Patients

A new app which allows air ambulance services to view patients before they arrive to treat them is being trialled in two areas of England. The GoodSam app sends a link to the 999 caller’s mobile phone, which opens live streaming. Medics can then assess how seriously ill a patient…

HPV Jab Safe And Effective, Study Finds

The HPV vaccine routinely offered to teenage girls in the UK is safe and protects against a virus that can cause cancer of the cervix, an independent review has found. The analysis by the Cochrane Group provides solid evidence that should reassure parents considering having their daughters immunised, say experts….

‘Deodorant Challenge’ Leaves Teen With Second-Degree Burns

A 15-year-old girl in England was left with horrific burns after deodorant was sprayed on her in the latest school craze. Jamie Prescott, 42, said her daughter Ellie may need a skin graft after taking part in “The Deodorant Challenge” with her South Gloucestershire classmates. The game involves spraying deodorant onto…

Why Americans Are Growing More Anxious

Americans have experienced increases in anxiety levels over the past year, a new report from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) finds. And some generations seem to be feeling it more than others. According to the survey, this year’s national anxiety score is 51 on a scale from 0 to 100….

Xanax: Children As Young As 11 Taking Anxiety Drug

Children as young as 11 are being treated for abusing the anxiety drug Xanax, Drugs charity Addaction said it was also aware of 13-year-olds “dealing” the tranquiliser on school premises. One teacher said he feared pupils had made an assumption that taking Xanax was safer than using illegal drugs. Xanax,…

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