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Beijing issues rare public warning on ‘serious’ swine fever crisis

Beijing issues rare public warning on ‘serious’ swine fever crisis

Chinese authorities have announced strict new measures in an attempt to halt the country’s fast-growing African swine fever crisis, which has spread to 18 provinces and led to the culling of more than 200,000 pigs. Days after acknowledging the situation was “serious,” the Chinese Agricultural Ministry on Friday reported the first outbreak of the disease…MORE

Deadly salmonella outbreak forces USDA to recall raw turkey

Deadly salmonella outbreak forces USDA to recall raw turkey

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service has recalled turkey products linked to a salmonella outbreak. Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, LLC recalled 91,388 pounds of raw ground turkey products after the USDA found that a sample of the products tested positive for a salmonella reading matching…MORE

These jobs have highest suicide rates in the United States, according to the CDC

These jobs have highest suicide rates in the United States, according to the CDC

Men who work in construction and extraction had the highest rates of suicide in the United States, according to a report published Thursday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For women, suicide rates were highest among those who work in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media. From 2000 to 2016, the suicide…MORE

Women in Northern Ireland to get access to abortion services in Republic

Women in Northern Ireland to get access to abortion services in Republic

Women and girls in Northern Ireland will receive access to abortion services in the Republic of Ireland as of next year, Irish Health Minister Simon Harris announced Thursday morning. Harris told Irish broadcaster RTE that it is a “matter of great regret” that women and girls in Northern Ireland are not currently able to access…MORE

19-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant spray to get high

19-year-old dies after inhaling deodorant spray to get high

A 19-year-old died after inhaling deodorant spray to get high, according to a new case report, and doctors who treated the man in the Netherlands are using the case to highlight the fatal consequences of inhaling chemicals. Such cases are “very rare,” according to Dr. Kelvin Harvey Kramp of Maasstad Hospital’s intensive care unit in…MORE

Combat climate change by cutting beef and lamb production, report says

Combat climate change by cutting beef and lamb production, report says

A new report a British advisory body has called for a 20%-50% cut in the number of sheep and cattle to help combat climate change — adding to the growing international consensus that eating red meat is not only bad for your health, it is also bad for the environment. Lamb, beef and dairy production…MORE

Even after separation, Bhutanese conjoined twins want to be close

Even after separation, Bhutanese conjoined twins want to be close

Despite their new-found independence, the Bhutanese conjoined twins who were separated by doctors in Australia last week still want to be close to each other, nurses have told reporters. 15-month-old sisters Dawa and Nima Pelden flew nearly 6,000 miles for the life-changing operation. They were born joined at the stomach. Nurse coordinator Kellie Smith, who…MORE

High school e-cigarette use has jumped nearly 80%. Now, the FDA wants new regulations

High school e-cigarette use has jumped nearly 80%. Now, the FDA wants new regulations

Vaping increased nearly 80% among high schoolers and 50% among middle schoolers since last year, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to propose new measures against flavored nicotine products that have propelled the rise, the agency announced Thursday. “These data shock my conscience,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement, proposing to…MORE

Low-carb diets might be best for maintaining weight loss, study says

Low-carb diets might be best for maintaining weight loss, study says

The best way to maintain weight loss may be to change your diet to one low in carbohydrates, according to new research. The study, published Wednesday in the journal BMJ, involved 164 overweight or obese people. Their weight was brought down by 12%, and they were stabilized at that weight and put on a high-,…MORE

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