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EPA funds research to find lead in water
 
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Story highlightsGrant signals a change in adversarial relationship between EPA and researcherVirginia Tech's Edwards to work with scientists at four other universities (CNN)The EPA has awarded the Virginia Tech researcher who first identified lead in water systems in Flint, Michigan, and Washington, DC, with a $1.9 million grant to study other American cities where lead-tainted water is suspected -- but where residents are struggling to get help from their governments. "I think it's cool that the EPA is finally funding this work after 14 years of confrontations," Virginia Tech researcher Marc Edwards told CNN. "We're going to work from the bottom up, working with people in communities."Edwards has spent nearly two decades testing water and challenging federal, state and local governments on water quality. His most high-profile work was in Flint in 2014 and Washington in the early 2000s. Both times, he spent years and his own money to prove the government was hiding high levels of lead in water that caused lead poisoning. This grant signals a change in that adversarial relationship.How to test for lead in your home water supplyJUST WATCHEDThe lessons of leadReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHThe lessons of lead 01:29"The whole idea is, at the end of this, to come up with a model to predict which cities are likely to have problems," Edwards said. "Which cities are most likely to have lead pipes, and not be following the rules, and then work with communities there to figure out if they do have a problem, then build algorithms for individual homeowners to protect themselves, from sampling to filters."Read MoreIn many cities, lead in water is an invisible problem. Underground pipes are not always properly documented, and high lead levels are invisible to residents when they turn on their taps. "At a community level, we're going to tell people how they can do the sampling themselves, and maybe subsidize extension programs around the country."EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said in a statement, "This research will move us one step closer to advancing our work to eradicate lead in drinking water."Dr. Philip Landrigan, dean for global health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and an expert on environmental pollution in children, said the EPA's change in approach was "a good thing," noting that there are water systems across the country with undetected lead levels that are harmful to children. Lead found in hundreds of Chicago homes' tap water, report says"I haven't had much praise for EPA of late, but I support this action," he said. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about half a million American children age 1 to 5 have levels of lead in their blood that require public health action. Landrigan says people shouldn't panic, but "I don't mean to positively reassure people. This is an issue that needs thoughtful consideration and needs to be addressed, it can't be blown off."Work on the grant will begin in May, with test
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Police find animal waste in counterfeit makeup -- so it's not such a bargain after all
 
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(CNN)Buyers beware! Sometimes when you spot a good makeup deal, it's too good to be true. The Los Angeles Police Department says it confiscated counterfeit makeup that tested positive for high levels of bacteria and animal waste.The department seized $700,000 worth of bootleg cosmetics on Thursday after raiding 21 locations in Santee Alley, a Los Angeles fashion district, said LAPD Capt. Marc Reina."Those feces will just basically somehow get mixed into the product they're manufacturing in their garage or in their bathroom -- wherever they're manufacturing this stuff," Detective Rick Ishitani told CNN affiliate KABC.One of the brands being knocked off was Kylie Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics. Kim Kardashian West, Jenner's sister, took to Twitter to respond to the raid:Read More"Counterfeit Kylie lip kits seized in LAPD raid test positive for feces. SO GROSS! Never buy counterfeit products!" Other prominent makeup brands that were faked included Urban Decay, MAC and NARS.The LAPD was tipped off by the brand-name companies, which received complaints from consumers who said they had rashes and bumps after using their products. The complainants had one thing in common: They bought the product in the Los Angeles fashion district.The packaging of the bogus products looks like the real deal, but the prices are way too low."If you're getting something that's 50% off, 75% off, it tells you that it's bad," Ishitani said.Police arrested the owners at six of the raided locations, and the other operations received cease-and-desist orders, according to CNN Affiliates KABC.CNN's Nicole Williams contributed to this report.
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A mom with terminal cancer sees her son graduate in a special hospital ceremony
 
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(CNN)Like many parents, Stephanie Northcott dreamed of the day she would get to see her son Dalton walk across the stage to receive his high school diploma.That dream took on an urgency when she was diagnosed with a rare cancer in 2015 and given 10 months to live."For two years, that's all she's (been) talking about. She wanted to make it to her son's graduation," said Julie Northcott, her friend of 21 years. The two women are as close as sisters and share the same last name because Julie is married to Stephanie's ex-husband.Stephanie's son, Dalton Jackson, finished all his requirements and was set to graduate from Halls High School in Halls, Tennessee, on May 18.Read MoreBut doctors were afraid she wouldn't make it, so her friends and loved ones worked to bring the graduation to her."No matter what, you're going to see Dalton graduate," Julie recalled telling Stephanie. "I just had to do it one way or another."Graduation dayGetting the school on board was easy. Julie said the principal told her "just give me a time and a date and I'll be there."The medical staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital East in Memphis was just awesome and did everything to make sure Stephanie was as comfortable as possible, Julie said."My baby's graduating," Stephanie said as staff wheeled her hospital bed into the chapel.Once Stephanie was settled in, "Pomp and Circumstance" started playing and Dalton walked in along with his football teammates in their jerseys and friends from his graduating class in their caps and gowns. He gave his mom a big hug and some balloons.It was a struggle for Stephanie to speak, but she thanked everyone for giving her this moment and told Dalton she'd always be with him."You can do anything you ever put your mind to," she said. "Don't ever forget that."Then Dalton got his diploma.There were cheers, applause and so many tears when the graduates threw their caps in the air.Dalton helped his mom stand up, and they danced to Rascal Flatts' "I Won't Let Go."When she couldn't dance any more, she got back in bed and sang to Dalton and her 7-year-old granddaughter, Maddyson, who sat in her lap.Now that he's graduated, Dalton hopes to go to college in Mississippi and play football.Heartbreaking diagnosisStephanie is battling cancer from Lynch syndrome, a genetic condition that increases the risk of several types of cancer. Her daughter, Amber, died of the same condition in 2012 at just 21.She's been in the hospital since April 25.Julie said Stephanie hasn't been doing well, but they hope to bring her home soon, so she can go into hospice care."She is so strong-willed. It's just amazing how strong she really is," Julie said.Julie said they've set up a fund to help pay for Stephanie's funeral expenses at the Bank of Ripley in Tennessee.
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Who is Alfie Evans? UK courts refuse to allow treatment in Rome
 
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Story highlightsDiagnosed with a fatal disease, Alfie has been in a semivegetative state for over a yearAlfie's parents want to transport their child to a Roman hospital for treatment (CNN)Judges on the UK Court of Appeal once again ruled against 23-month-old Alfie Evans' family. Wednesday's ruling rejected new arguments intended to overturn a decision by the High Court on Tuesday that prevented the terminally ill toddler from leaving Britain for medical treatment, said Roger Kiska, a lawyer with Christian Legal Center and part of the legal team representing Alfie's parents."We have the right to appeal to the Supreme Court and the European Court," Kiska told CNN. "We could seek new medical evidence showing that his condition is improving." Kiska will be discussing future steps with Alfie's parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, who remained in Liverpool at Alfie's hospital bedside. Alfie, admitted to Alder Hey Hospital in December 2016, was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease associated with severe epilepsy and has been in a semivegetative state for more than a year. During that time, he has been kept alive by artificial ventilation in the critical care unit."Alfie has received the full support of Alder Hey's medical and nursing teams since being admitted," the specialist children's hospital said in a statement. "Sadly he has remained unresponsive to treatment and his condition has rapidly declined."Read MorePeople protest outside Alder Hey Hospital where 23-month-old Alfie Evans is being cared for in Liverpool, England. Based on "extensive damage" in the child's brain, the hospital recommended to the child's parents that active treatment be stopped.Disagreement between the hospital and his parents resulted in a referral of Alfie's case to the Family Division of the UK High Court for a judge to rule on whether active treatment is in Alfie's best interests.When the court did not rule in their favor, the parents appealed the decision, and after that appeal was lost, the case was referred to the Supreme Court.Meanwhile, Alfie's plight -- legally and medically -- has stirred the British public, and hundreds of thousands have signed petitions supporting him.Papal supportWhile the case played out in the legal arena, the hospital continued to provide Alfie with artificial ventilation and assisted feeding, but his doctors said continued treatment was futile and speculated that, if they were to withdraw Alfie's ventilation support, the child would shortly die.Last week, Alfie's father traveled to Rome to meet Pope Francis, who had expressed his support for their cause. At that time, it was suggested that Alfie could be transported to Rome's Bambino Gesu Pediatric Hospital, a Vatican hospital and the main pediatric hospital serving southern Italy, for treatment. However, a subsequent visit to Alfie and consultation with his doctors led the Roman doctors to conclude that the child's condition is irreversible and untreatable, according to a statement fr
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Science can explain why some people hear Laurel and others hear Yanny
 
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(CNN)As if we needed another thing to divide America. Some people who listen to this audio file hear one thing; others hear something completely different. It's like it was put on the internet just to sow discord. Introducing: the Yanny-Laurel debate that's fractured the internet. So what do you hear? You couldn't get on social media Tuesday without seeing Team Yanny and Team Laurel going at it. First posted on Reddit, the polarizing audio clip spread to Twitter. Soon everyone from regular Joes to celebs like Ellen DeGeneres and JJ Watt were talking about it (Ellen thought it was Laurel, but Watt was Team Yanny).Read MoreIt was like an audio version of "The Dress" -- a photo that went viral in 2015 when no one could agree whether the garment it showed was white and gold or blue and black, confirming that people will debate just about anything on the internet.What color is this dress?And, like back then, there's a simple explanation for why people perceive one thing so differently -- and science can explain it."Part of it involves the recording," said Brad Story, Professor of Speech, Language and Hearing at The University of Arizona. "It's not a very high quality. And that in itself allows there to be some ambiguity already."Then, he said, you have to take into account the different ways people are listening to this -- through mobile phones, headphones, tablets, etc. That aside, Story ran an acoustic analysis on the viral recording of the computerized voice. He also recorded himself saying "Yanny" and "Laurel," for comparison."When I analyzed the recording of Laurel, that third resonance is very high for the L. It drops for the R and then it rises again for the L," he said. "The interesting thing about the word Yanny is that the second frequency that our vocal track produces follows almost the same path, in terms of what it looks like spectrographically, as Laurel."OK, so what does that all mean?"If you have a low quality of recording, it's not surprising some people would confuse the second and third resonances flipped around, and hear Yanny instead of Laurel."Story also said that, if you change the pitch of the original recording, you can hear both words. "Most likely the original recording was 'Laurel,'" he said.If you heard "Laurel," you are the winner and have earned bragging rights for this round of internet debate.CNN's Brian Ries contributed to the report.
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Investigation underway in multistate E. coli outbreak
 
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Story highlights17 people across seven states have become illSix individuals have been hospitalized (CNN)Health officials are working to find the source of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 17 individuals in seven states over the past four weeks. Six of those infected have been hospitalized. "The investigation is still ongoing and a specific food item, grocery store, or restaurant chain has not been identified as the source of infections," the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in an outbreak investigation announcement Tuesday. New Jersey has reported six cases, Idaho has reported four cases, Pennsylvania and Connecticut have each reported two cases, and Washington, Missouri and Ohio have each reported one illness. Those who are ill began experiencing symptoms between March 22 and 31. They range in age from 12 to 84, and the majority of patients, 65%, are female. Symptoms of E. coli typically begin two to eight days after consuming the bacteria. They include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Most people recover in five to seven days. Some individuals may develop a severe illness called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which can be life-threatening, although most people recover in a few weeks. Those most at risk for E. coli illness include the very young, the very old and individuals with compromised immune systems.Read MoreFollow CNN Health on Facebook and TwitterSee the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter.No deaths have been reported from this outbreak, although one of the hospitalized patients developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. "State and local public health officials are interviewing ill people to determine what they ate and other exposures in the week before their illness started," the CDC said. The CDC and the US Food and Drug Administration are working with state and local health officials to identify the source of the outbreak.
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Ohio police offer to test meth for Zika
 
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Story highlightsMethamphetamines can't actually carry the Zika virusPolice say the post is intended as a platform for help (CNN)In a recent Facebook post, the Gratis, Ohio, Police Department issues a warning and makes an offer:"WARNING: If you have recently purchased Meth in Preble, Montgomery, Darke or Butler Counties it may be contaminated with the Zika Virus. Please bring it to the Gratis Police Department and we will test it for free. If you're not comfortable coming into our office, please contact us and we'll test your Meth in the privacy of your home.Disclaimer: methamphetamine can be a host for the zika virus."Can meth really be a host for Zika? No, the virus is primarily transmitted through the bite of an infected female Aedes aegypti mosquito.Has anyone taken the police up on their offer? No.Read MoreSo what, then? "Make a catchy post, people see it, people share it," Assistant Police Chief Dennis Blankenship said.The unusual post carries an underlying message for this rural community where meth usage has spiked, according to law enforcement. It's a platform for help."I have no intention on arresting anyone this way," Blankenship said. "My goal is not to throw someone in jail over this. I hope to use it to start those in need to seek treatment."Blankenship plans to go back to the post with an edit that will include rehab facilities in the area and different ways to get treatment. "A lot of places are super-hard on drug addicts," he said. "We want to offer help."Follow CNN Health on Facebook and TwitterSee the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter.The post has gotten more than 5,000 shares and more than 2,000 comments. Not bad for a department that was averaging 500 to 1,000 views a day, according to Blankenship."Our job as a police department, not only toss people in jail, it's to protect people and help change people minds."Other police departments have made similar posts, he said, offering to test meth for gluten.
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Barbara Bush had a passion for literacy. Here's how to honor her legacy
 
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(CNN)One of Barbara Bush's enduring legacies is her commitment to books and reading.Motivated by her son Neil's dyslexia, she chose family literacy as her main cause while first lady.In 1991 she helped pass the National Literacy Act, which focused on teaching millions of American adults to read.Former first lady and mother of President George W. Bush, Barbara Bush reads during the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House on March 24, 2008 in Washington, DC. She also founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, a charity that encourages reading and writing in low-income households. Since 1989, the foundation has partnered with local organizations and raised more than $110 million to create and expand literacy programs across the country. An avid reader, Bush also wrote three books. In addition, her pet dogs, C. Fred Bush and Millie Bush are each credited with penning their own works ("edited slightly by Barbara Bush," according to their covers). The Bush family donated the money raised by their dogs' books to adult and family literacy programs. Read MoreIf you would like to donate to Bush's foundation and contribute to her legacy, visit https://www.barbarabush.org.
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Potential new cure found for baldness
 
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A potential new cure for baldness has been discovered using a drug originally intended to treat osteoporosis.Enhanced hair growth is a side-effect of a different drug, cyclosporine A, used to treat autoimmune diseases.And researchers found it also inhibited a protein, SFRP1, that blocks a molecular pathway, WNT, vital for the growth of many tissues, including hair.The new cure uses another drug, Way-316606, that was designed to inhibit SFRP1 as treatment for osteoporosis. Project leader Dr Nathan Hawkshaw said it could "make a real difference to people who suffer from hair loss". Only two drugs are currently available to treat balding (androgenetic alopecia): minoxidil, for men and women finasteride, for men only Neither is available on the NHS and both have side-effects and are not always very effective, so patients often resort to hair transplantation surgery instead. Behind the scenes of a hair transplant Early baldness higher heart disease risk factor than obesity, says study Baldness research 'creates a new hair follicle' The research, published in PLOS Biology, was done in a lab, with samples containing scalp hair follicles from more than 40 male hair-transplant patients.And Dr Hawkshaw told the BBC a clinical trial would be needed to see if the treatment was effective and safe in people. What causes hair loss?Hair loss is a daily occurrence and generally nothing to worry about. Some types are temporary and some are permanent.You should see a doctor because of: sudden hair loss developing bald patches losing hair in clumps head itching and burning worry about hair loss Source: NHS ChoicesA British Association of Dermatologists spokesman told the BBC: "This is a very interesting study. "As the researchers say, hair loss is a common disorder and it can cause considerable damage to emotional health, including loss of self-esteem and confidence. "That said, more research will need to be done before it can be used by people with hair loss."For individuals with hair loss, treatments can be very hit and miss. There isn't one which is universally effective. "For that reason new treatments are exciting as they give people more treatment options that may be effective."
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One concussion could increase risk of Parkinson's disease, study says
 
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Story highlightsResearchers followed veterans for several years to assess Parkinson's riskA brain injury diagnosis was associated with a 71% increased risk of Parkinson'sStudy participants who had been diagnosed with concussion had a 56% increased risk (CNN)A diagnosis of traumatic brain injury -- whether mild, moderate or severe -- is associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease as well as a two years younger age at diagnosis, new research in veterans says.The size of the risk was found to be dependent on the severity of the injury. After a mild injury, usually called a concussion, the increased risk was 56%, but moderate to severe injury raised the risk by 83%, according to the research, published Wednesday in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.Parkinson's disease, an incurable neurological disorder, can cause tremors, stiffness and difficulty balancing, walking and coordinating your body's movements."Because of the size of the study, this now really provides the highest level of evidence to date that even mild TBI increases risk for Parkinson's disease," said lead study author Dr. Raquel C. Gardner, a neurologist and assistant professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She added that "up to 40% of adults have had a mild traumatic brain injury."An increased riskRead MoreConcussion or mild traumatic brain injury affects an estimated 42 million people worldwide each year, according to research. A recent study suggests that concussion is a growing problem among the elderly.   For the new study, the researchers defined concussion as loss of consciousness from zero to 30 minutes, alteration of consciousness for a moment to 24 hours, or amnesia for zero to 24 hours. Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury was defined as a loss of consciousness for more than 30 minutes, alteration of consciousness for more than 24 hours or amnesia for more than 24 hours. After searching US Veterans Health Administration databases, the researchers focused on 325,870 veterans who ranged in age from 31 to 65. At the start of the study, none had Parkinson's disease or dementia, though half had been diagnosed with either a mild, moderate or severe traumatic brain injury.Next, the researchers tracked the veterans to assess the risk of Parkinson's disease. A total of 1,462 were diagnosed with Parkinson's within 12 years of the start of the study. Among those, 949 (or 0.58% of the total participants) had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury, while 513 (0.31%) had no history of it. After accounting for age, health conditions and other factors, the researchers found that veterans with any kind of traumatic brain injury had a 71% increased risk of Parkinson's disease, those with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury had an 83% increased risk, and those with mild traumatic brain injury had a 56% increased risk. Parkinson's disease was also diagnosed, on average, two years earlier in veterans wi
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A Kroger supplier recalls ground beef because it might be contaminated with bits of plastic
 
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(CNN)A North Carolina food processing company that supplies meat to Kroger is recalling more than 35,000 pounds of ground beef because it might be contaminated with bits of hard plastic.JBS USA decided to recall the items after a consumer complained that hard, blue pieces of plastic were found in one of the products, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a statement.The beef, produced on March 22, was shipped to distribution centers in Indiana and Virginia for sale in stores in those states.The meat is packaged under the labels Kroger Ground Beef, Private Selection Angus Beef, Kroger Ground Sirloin and All Natural Laura's Lean Beef and stamped with "EST. 34176" inside the USDA mark of inspection."There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to the consumption of these products," the USDA said. "Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider."Read MoreConsumers who have bought the meat are urged not to eat the products, but instead either throw it away or return it to the store. CNN has reached out to Kroger and JBS USA for comment and is waiting to hear back.
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Child bruising leads to parent abuse claims
 
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Parents are being investigated for possible child abuse because of the misinterpretation of guidelines on bruising in babies, it's claimed.Official guidelines from health watchdog NICE for hospital workers suggest such bruising is very uncommon.University of Central Lancashire research suggested the guidelines mean social services are investigating parents too often.Its research said more than a quarter of babies are bruised accidentally.One mother had her baby removed from her care for a year by social services, until its bruising was found to have been caused by a medical condition. 'Exaggerated effects'Lead researcher Prof Andy Bilson told the BBC's that "social workers are in danger of having to take decisions based on really misleading interpretations of research".The NICE guidelines are used by local authorities to draw up their own policies. Some 91 of the 152 councils in have specific guidance on how staff should respond to possible abuse.More than three-quarters (77%) of these do not give front-line staff such as nurses, health visitors and GPs the freedom to make judgements about the causes of a bruise, the university's researchers said.In five local authorities, a formal child protection investigation must be undertaken when a single bruise in a pre-mobile child - who cannot crawl or walk - is discovered.This is despite research from 2015 showing accidental bruising occurred in 27% of pre-mobile babies - those that cannot crawl or walk - monitored over a seven to eight-week period, researchers said.Chelsea and Theo's storyChelsea Kirtley had her baby Theo removed from her and the father's care for more than a year.She initially took him to the GP worried that the bruising was a sign of meningitis.But when further marks appeared, Stockton Council social services accused them of harming their child."It felt they were out to get us," Chelsea explained. "We got escorted by police off the hospital ward, with all the [other] parents looking at us."Her son was placed into the care of his aunt, and then his grandmother.The case was only dropped after Ms Kirtley had Theo examined by a geneticist, who diagnosed him with hypermobility syndrome - a condition that causes people to bruise easily.But she says the stress caused her to split from the father and leave her job.She was made homeless and now lives with Theo and her mother in a hostel.The council said it "relied heavily on medical views throughout" its assessment of Theo, and that the safety of a child always has to be its number one consideration.The tragedies of children such as Victoria Climbie and Baby P, in which warning signs were missed by social workers, are thought to have changed how local authorities deal with cases of bruising.Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck used to be a social worker in Sunderland, which has some of the strictest guidance."I never came across a case where a [pre-mobile] baby had a bruise, and that bruise was purely accidental," she said."I think you should alway
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Boy with autism builds world's largest Lego Titanic replica
 
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Story highlightsThe replica will make its American debut in Pigeon Forge, TennesseeIt was built over 700 hours by a 10-year-old from Reykjavik, Iceland (CNN)The world's largest Lego replica of the doomed Titanic liner was built over 700 hours -- 11 months -- by a 10-year-old boy from Reykjavik, Iceland, who is on the autism spectrum. It will make its American debut Monday at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.Brynjar Karl Bigisson, now 15, built the replica with 56,000 Lego bricks. It's 26 feet long and 5 feet tall. Brynjar remembers playing with Legos for hours when he was 5. "I sometimes built from instructions, and sometimes, I used my own imagination," he said. At the time, he was obsessed with trains, but that changed when his grandfather Ludvik Ogmundsson took him fishing on a boat, sparking an interest in and appreciation for ships. By the time Brynjar was 10, he knew everything there was to know about the Titanic. Read More"When I traveled with my mom to Legoland in Denmark and saw for the first time all the amazing big models of famous houses and planes, locations and ships, I probably then started to think about making my own Lego model. By the time I was 10, I started to think about building the Lego titanic model in a Lego man size," Brynjar said. The model Titanic is made of 56,000 Lego bricks. The project was a family affair, with grandfather Ogmundsson, an engineer, and mother Bjarney Ludviksdottir helping out. Ogmundsson scaled down the original blueprint of the Titanic to Lego size and helped figure out how many tiny toy bricks would be needed to create the model.Ludviksdottir served as his personal cheerleader. "If she had not supported my dream project, it would have never been a reality," Brynjar said. Donations from family and friends enabled him to buy all the Lego bricks. Brynjar says he was able to embrace his autism through building the Titanic replica.Before starting the project, he had difficulty communicating, which he says made him unhappy and lonely. Now, he has confidence and is giving interviews about his accomplishment. Brynjar's grandfather Ludvik Ogmundsson helped him plan the replica."When I started the building process, I had a person helping me in school in every step that I took, but today, I'm studying without any support. My grades have risen, and my classmates consider me as their peer. I have had the opportunity to travel and explore and meet wonderful people," he said. Brynjar's mother said that when she started raising her son, she felt totally blind as to what his future would look like because of his autism, and she worried about the obstacles that many children on the autism spectrum have to overcome. She is now proud to share with other parents of children on the autism spectrum that it is possible to achieve their goals. "When your child comes to you with an interesting big crazy dream, mission or goal, he or she would like to reach and needs your help. Listen carefully and
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Side effects include ... a potential treatment for baldness
 
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Story highlightsA compound developed to treat osteoporosis is found to promote hair growth Human clinical trials are next step for this drug (CNN)Though it's normal to lose up to 100 hairs from your scalp every day, excessive hair loss is distressing. But a drug originally developed to treat osteoporosis may soon help those who want to treat or even reverse baldness, according to research published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Biology.The path to finding this new compound began with an immunosuppressive drug, cyclosporine A, that has been used since the 1980s to treat patients undergoing transplant surgery or struggling with autoimmune diseases. Promising resultsCyclosporine A has some severe side effects, including convulsions and diarrhea, yet some patients have experienced something quite unusual: unwanted hair growth. Sensing a possible answer to baldness, researchers from the University of Manchester's Centre for Dermatology Research decided to investigate by analyzing the drug's impact on gene expression.Trump is taking hair loss drug, doctor saysRead MoreThey found that cyclosporine A quiets a certain protein (commonly known as SFRP1) that inhibits hair growth. When the silencer is silenced, raucous hair growth occurs. The research team searched for another compound with a similar mechanism of action and found WAY-316606, which was developed to treat osteoporosis. After applying WAY-316606 to hair follicles in a lab, the researchers found that it did an even better job of growing hair than cyclosporine A. This "demonstrates that WAY-316606 is a promising new pharmacological promoter of human hair growth," the study authors wrote, adding that they expect any side effects to be less toxic than those of cyclosporine A. Drug reverses one baldness type; is male pattern next?The next step is clinical trials to see whether topical use of this compound is safe and effective for humans.'Not just an aesthetic thing'Dr. Doris Day, a dermatologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, said she feels hopeful that this research will result in a new medication and "bring us a step closer to finding permanent ways to help prevent hair loss and regrow hair."Day, who was not involved in the study, said she's seen "many strides" in hair loss research over the past decade with research focused on both the immune system and genetics. "Now, we have treatments that are available," she said. Originally, minoxidil was approved to treat high blood pressure, while finasteride was intended for the treatment of an enlarged prostate. Today, minoxidil is US Food and Drug Administration-approved for the treatment of both male and female pattern baldness; finasteride is FDA-approved for male pattern baldness and sometimes used off-label for hair loss in women.Drug gives bald man full head of hairMost recently, autoimmune drugs known as Janus kinase inhibitors -- JAK inhibitors -- have been found to produce a full head of hair in patients with moderate to severe alopecia areata,
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After helping to save a young man, a 're-gifted' kidney is giving new life to a 70-year-old woman
 
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(CNN)Vertis Boyce is a 70-year-old African-American woman. But her new kidney used to belong to a 24-year-old Hispanic man. And before that, it belonged to a 17-year-old white girl.Boyce's organ's journey, and her new lease on life, are the result of a rare procedure in which people receive previously transplanted kidneys -- surgery that doctors say could save hundreds of lives a year in the US alone."If someone dies after a transplant and the kidney is still functioning, there is no reason why we should discard the kidney," said Dr. Jeffery Veale, who performed the procedure. "This was a teenage kidney -- it probably has many years left."Dr. Jeffrey Veale with the sister and mother of Beto Maldonado, left and center, and Vertis Boyce, right. Veale is director of the UCLA Kidney Exchange Program in Los Angeles. He and his team have done this procedure three times in the last year, and they believe it could help address the severe shortage of viable kidneys available for transplants.Read MoreAccording to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), more than 95,000 Americans are on the kidney transplant waiting list. The wait for a deceased donor could be five years, and in some states, it is closer to 10 years. Each year in the US, less than 20% patients on the UNOS wait list will receive a transplant, and 13 people on the list die each day. If transplanting healthy kidneys a second time became standard practice, it would open up a new pool of donors. "In the last 60 years there have been less than 50 cases of kidneys being re-transplanted. This is because the common practice is that once a kidney is transplanted, you don't re-transplant it," Veale told CNN. Veale: "As long as the reason of death didn't damage the kidney, why not maximize the life of said kidney?"He said about 25% of patients who receive a donated kidney die while their kidney is still functional. The "re-gifting" process could give hope to those patients on the waiting list who otherwise may not be considered for a transplant, Veale said. "As long as the reason of death didn't damage the kidney, why not maximize the life of said kidney?"Veale doesn't know how many times a kidney can be successfully re-transplanted. But he said that as of today all of his patients are recuperating well, and off dialysis, with functioning kidneys.After being on dialysis for nearly 10 years, Boyce was losing hope that she would live long enough to see her granddaughter grow up. But now the Las Vegas woman's outlook is better, thanks to the family of Beto Maldonado. Maldonado suffered from kidney disease for most of his life and received a kidney transplant in 2015. But he died in a car accident two years later. After his death, Maldonado's family agreed to donate the still-working organ.Vertis Boyce, left, looks at family photos with Eva Maldonado, mother of Boyce's late kidney donor.Veale transplanted the kidney in Boyce in July 2017."I feel free and excited. I have a 6-year-old granddaughter a
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A dying woman calls emergency services. She is told 'everyone' dies
 
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Paris (CNN)In pain too agonizing for her to describe, a young woman calls emergency services."I'm going to die," she says."You will die, certainly, one day," the phone operator replies, "like everyone else." A few hours later, the woman -- 22-year-old Naomi Musenga -- dies. And now, officials in France have launched an investigation into why her call wasn't taken more seriously. The callRead MoreThe incident happened in the city of Strasbourg in northeastern France in December. However, there's new interest in the case after a recording of the call surfaced. "We are waiting for justice to be done ... to make sure this doesn't happen again," the woman's father, Policarpe Musenga, told reporters Thursday. "Whether it was bad will or dysfunctions, it is a serious error." In the three-minute call on December 29, Naomi Musenga calls the local ambulance service, complaining of severe stomach pain.Operator: "Yes hello?"Musenga: "Hello ... Help me, ma'am."Operator: "Yes, what's going on?"Musenga: "Help me."Operator: "Well, if you do not tell me what's going on, I will hang up."The woman can't fully articulate her condition and says she's in a lot of pain. In response, the operator tells her to call a doctor. Musenga: "I'm gonna die."Operator: "Yes ... you will die, certainly, one day, like everyone else. Call the SOS doctors." [The operator gives her the number to SOS Médecins, France's medical emergency service that sends doctors directly to a house.]Musenga: "Please, help me, ma'am."Operator: "I can't help you, I don't [know what's wrong with you]."Musenga: "I have a lot of pain, I have very bad pain."Operator: "And where?"Musenga: "My stomach hurts a lot ... and I feel terrible everywhere."Operator: "Yes, well, you call SOS doctors." [The operator gives her the number again.]What happened nextMusenga hung up. Eventually a relative called a doctor who came to Musenga's house, the family lawyer said at the Thursday news conference. The doctor had her taken to a hospital. Shortly after arrival, she suffered two heart attacks, was taken to intensive care and eventually died, according to CNN affiliate BFM TV. The exact cause of death hasn't been determined, the Strasbourg prosecutor's office said. But her initial autopsy showed symptoms of multiple organ failure and hemorrhaging, BFMTV said."There were no questions like: 'Are you alone? Are you able to dial the phone number?' 'How long have you been hurt?' Or 'Are you in pain?," Mohamed Aachour, the Musenga family lawyer, told reporters. "All that she has had as treatment is indifference or cynicism. "The investigationsJean-Claude Matry, president of the workers' union for the emergency services, said the operator has been temporarily suspended. He also denounced the staff shortage in the call centers. "The operators answer calls 12 consecutive hours a day," he told CNN. "They undergo a lot of stress and it becomes hard to distinguish serious causes from boo-boos."French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn to
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How Michael Jackson's tilt defied gravity
 
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Story highlightsMichael Jackson created a dance move that defied gravityTo accomplish it he patented a special shoe (CNN)Michael Jackson's musical achievements are legend: the first artist to win eight Grammys in one night; the first artist to sell more than a million digital tracks in one week.His impact on dance has been just as powerful. Fans around the world have tried to imitate his smooth slides and spins, his racy crotch grab and pelvic thrust and, of course, his trademark moonwalk, with varying degrees of success.But there's one move that stunned the watching world: the gravity-defying tilt he debuted in his 1988 music video for "Smooth Criminal." In one scene, Jackson and a few of his dancers lean forward 45 degrees, backs straight, feet flat upon the floor, and hold the pose until they return upright with little apparent effort."It's not really possible physically to do it," said neurosurgeon Dr. Nishant Yagnick, a longtime Jackson fan who practices at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India. "He was cheating gravity.""You can bend a maximum of 25 or 30 degrees forward before you fall on your face," added his colleague Dr. Manjul Tripathi, another fan. "I tried to do it, and I fell."Read MoreFascinated by Jackson and his seemingly inhuman abilities, Yagnick and Tripathi began to investigate just how the pop legend was able to accomplish his feat. Along with another colleague, Dr. Sandeep Mohindra, they published their observations from a neurosurgeon's point of view on Tuesday in the Journal of Neurosurgery: "How did Michael Jackson challenge our understanding of spine biomechanics?"On the left, how the body is supposed to bend; on the right, how Michael Jackson did itWhen the human body bends forward with the back straight, the doctors explain, the erector spinae muscles that run parallel to our vertebrae "act like cables" and support the body as the center of gravity shifts. But when the focus of bending is switched to the ankles, those erector muscles aren't the major support. Instead, the strain is put on the calf and Achilles tendon, which aren't really built for that role. "This allows for a very limited degree of forward bending from the ankle joints, while keeping a stiff straight posture -- unless you are Michael Jackson," they explain in the study. "Most trained dancers with strong core strength will reach a maximum of 25 or 30 degrees of forward bending while performing this action."Though Jackson was in marvelous shape, even he couldn't do the maneuver without help. So he and his team invented a special shoe that would anchor him to the floor during the tilt.Michael Jackson's patented shoe.Patented on October 26, 1993, the shoes "have a specially designed heel slot which can be detachably engaged" with a "hitch" (such as a nail) projected through the stage surface "by simply sliding the shoe wearer's foot forward, thereby engaging with the hitch member," according to the US Patent Of
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Doctors told him to check his wife into a nursing home. Instead, he wheeled her around the world
 
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North Haven, Connecticut (CNN)When Andy Fierlit's wife suffered a brain aneurysm 27 years ago, doctors urged him to admit her to a nursing home. But Fierlit wanted to make their life ordinary again -- or even extraordinary -- so he embarked on a mission to show her the world.Since then, Andy and Donna Fierlit have visited all seven continents -- more than 20 countries, so far -- with Andy doing the pushing while Donna, who is partially paralyzed, rides in a wheelchair."I made a promise to her that we would go on to work out as best a life as possible," Andy tells CNN.Today, Donna struggles with short-term memory loss. She relies on her husband to complete daily tasks and remains in her wheelchair. Still, the couple rolls on, committed to each other and to their vow to stay together "in sickness and in health." Donna and Andy Fierlit make memories while on vacation in San Diego. Read MoreHumble beginningsThe high school sweethearts met 58 years ago at a church dance. Andy asked Donna for a stick of gum. "Get lost," she said. "I told her I wanted to marry her, and she said, 'No, you're not,'" Andy recalls.He persevered, treating her "like a princess," and after only a couple dates, she came around.Five years later, they got married.Early on, Andy's employer went bankrupt, and to provide for his wife and their four children, Andy took odd jobs, such as peddling fruit. Now, as then, the Fierlits rely on one another and their shared sense of humor to thrive in the face of hard times.Donna even named her purple wheelchair after the Tina Turner song, "Proud Mary," because it keeps on rolling. But rolling around the world hasn't always been so simple."The challenges are there," Andy admits. "But if you think ahead and preplan, you can overcome them."The couple continues to celebrate their love by exploring new cultures. On the road with 'Proud Mary'Handicap accessibility varies around the world, and the Fierlits have encountered a host of obstacles during their travels.Trains in Europe couldn't always accommodate Donna's wheelchair, so she once rode in the cargo area. In rural Australia, the airport did not have ramps, and Donna had to disembark the plane on a forklift. Their hotel room in Ireland was handicap-accessible, but the entry door was too small for Donna's wheelchair. With the help of her husband Andy, Donna is determined to live as full a life as possible. Rolling on, together"You know, it takes a lot of things to make love," Andy said. "It takes patience, it takes understanding, it takes kindness."As for the future, the Fierlits have paid for their trips through private savings, though their stash is dwindling. They remain hopeful that with a bit of generosity, they will one day reach Scandinavia."One step at a time," Andy says. "That was the goal: to live on, enjoy life."
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Ariana Grande talks about her PTSD after Manchester attack
 
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(CNN)Singer Ariana Grande has spoken about suffering post-traumatic stress disorder following a suicide bombing that killed 22 people at her concert in Manchester, United Kingdom, last year."I know those families and my fans, and everyone there experienced a tremendous amount of it as well," said Grande of suffering the symptoms of PTSD, in an interview with British Vogue to be released on Friday.5 things you may not know about post-traumatic stress"I feel like I shouldn't even be talking about my own experience -- like I shouldn't even say anything," added the 24-year-old American, who appears on the cover of the magazine's July edition.PTSD is a form of anxiety disorder that occurs when intrusive memories linked to fear from a traumatic event become consolidated in a person's mind by them visualizing the event in a loop until it becomes locked in their brain.Grande said she didn't think she'd ever be able to talk about the attack at Manchester Arena in May 2017 "and not cry."Read MoreAttacker Salman Abedi detonated a bomb at the end of Grande's concert, as people were leaving the packed arena. Many of the victims were teenage fans, the youngest among them 8-year-old Saffie Rose Roussos from Leyland, north of Manchester. "It's hard to talk about because so many people have suffered such severe, tremendous loss," Grande told Vogue during the interview at her home in Beverly Hills."Time is the biggest thing," she said of recovering from the trauma.One year on: remembering the victimsFollowing the first anniversary of the attack, Grande last month revealed a bee tattoo beneath her ear in commemoration of the tragedy.The worker bee is often used as an emblem for Manchester, representing the city's industrial past and appearing in its crest. Services were also held across Manchester to mark the anniversary of the attack, with Prince William and Prime Minister Theresa May among the dignitaries attending.
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Serena Williams reveals 'whole new kind of fear' during daughter's birth
 
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(CNN)Serena Williams is giving fans a glimpse into her life as a top athlete, wife and new mother in an HBO documentary series, "Being Serena," that premiered Wednesday night.Serena Williams: What my life-threatening experience taught me about giving birthThe five-part documentary opens with the revelation that Williams was pregnant last year when she won her 23rd Grand Slam title. Her husband, internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, says she did not drop a single set during the Australian Open because she was in a rush to get off the court."She was looking out for the baby," he jokes. The documentary chronicles Williams' experience getting married and becoming a mother, along with the challenges she faced with the birth of their daughter, Alexis Olympia, in September. Williams, 36, says thinking about that episode brings her to tears.Here are other highlights from the documentary's first installment: Read MoreFinding love and getting married Alexis Ohanian and Serena Williams got married last year. "For so many years, I defined myself in just one way: by success, by championships, by making history. And then, all of the sudden, my life changed forever," Williams said. "It wasn't part of any plan to have this happen, not while I was still on top. But two years ago, I met this man, almost out of nowhere. We fell in love."Complications from giving birthSerena Wililams and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, each holds their daughter, Alexis Olympia.Williams and Ohanian welcomed their daughter on September 1 by C-section, which she had hoped to avoid because of her history of blood clots. Then, chaos struck. "One minute, everything's going according to plan, and then I'm being wheeled off for surgery. I was terrified. It was a whole new kind of fear," she says in the documentary. What followed were six days of uncertainty, Williams wrote in February in an essay for CNN detailing her birth complications. "First my C-section wound popped open due to the intense coughing I endured as a result of the embolism. I returned to surgery, where the doctors found a large hematoma, a swelling of clotted blood, in my abdomen. And then I returned to the operating room for a procedure that prevents clots from traveling to my lung. When I finally made it home to my family, I had to spend the first six weeks of motherhood in bed."In the documentary, Williams says, "I can't believe how much went wrong on my way to meeting her. I almost died. ... But now, she's the reason why this all means even more than it did before."Role as a first-time mom Serena Williams cradles her newborn daughter, Alexis Olympia. "Becoming a mom, I definitely feel the pressure, and I feel a little anxiety," she says. "Am I going to be a good mom, a strict mom, not strict enough? I don't really know, so that anxiety has turned into nervousness and fear. ... It's the same attitude I have in tennis."Returning to tennis Serena Williams poses following her victory last year in the women's singles final
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Health & Fitness  Relaxing "Evening Yoga" Background Music | Hang Drum & Tabla | Instrumental Music
 
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Reality Check: Does UK export the most legal cannabis?
 
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As the hosts a summit on the state of medical cannabis in , BBC asks - does Britain really export more legal cannabis than any other country? Pro-drug reform campaign group Transform says the government is denying that cannabis has medical uses while at the same time overseeing "the world's biggest government-licensed medical cannabis production and export market". There has been controversy over two boys whose families want them to have legal access to cannabis-based products that are currently illegal in the . Six-year-old Alfie Dingley and 12-year-old Billy Caldwell both suffer multiple seizures every day because of rare and treatment-resistant forms of epilepsy.  It's true that the was the main producer and exporter of cannabis-based medicines in 2016, according to the UN's International Narcotics Control Board (INCB). The majority of it ended up in the US.  But virtually all of that is one drug - Sativex - which is licensed to treat muscle stiffness and spasms in people with multiple sclerosis.  Sativex is available throughout the but only provided free on the NHS in .  The Office says it doesn't define it as cannabis and that the doesn't export any cannabis in its raw form.  Cannabis, along with many of the more than 100 chemicals it's made up of, is a controlled substance - possession and supply are punishable with fines and imprisonment. The family of Alfie Dingley want permission to use cannabis oil from the whole plant, which they believe will work better than any legal alternative.  Cannabis is also being grown legally in the for another medicine, Epidiolex. It's currently being reviewed for the treatment of two rare forms of uncontrollable epilepsy, by medicine agencies in both the US and . But it's not yet available.  The specially bred type of cannabis plant used to make it is grown in a glasshouse in Wissington, Norfolk, by British Sugar - which also grows virtually all of the sugar beet in the .  British Sugar - whose managing director is Paul Kenward - has an exclusive deal with pharmaceutical company GW, which makes Epidiolex. Mr Kenward is married to drugs minister Victoria Atkins.  She was accused of "hypocrisy on a grand scale" over her husband's involvement in a legal cannabis farm. She declared the interest in Parliament when she was appointed in 2017 and excused herself from speaking for the government on cannabis. Read more from  Send us your questions Follow us on
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The GoFundMe for the Canada hockey crash victims is already among the top 5 campaigns on the platfor
 
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(CNN)Just four days after a bus crash killed 15 people, including 10 young hockey players, last week in Canada's Saskatchewan province, a crowdfunding campaign for the victims is already making historyA GoFundMe campaign for the affected team, the Humboldt Broncos, has raised almost $5.8 million ($7.3 million in Canadian dollars). That's enough to rank it among the five most successful campaigns ever on the platform.At its current pace the effort is on track to surpass the $6.7 million raised for victims of February's mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. "There are no words that could express the incredible support the hockey community has seen here," wrote Sylvie Kellington, who launched the campaign, on the GoFundMe page. Kellington's son played for a youth version of the team.As of Tuesday afternoon more than 90,000 people had donated, shattering Kellington's original goal of $4 million.Read MoreThe most successful campaignsRachel Hollis, GoFundMe's communication manager for Canada and Australia, says the campaign is the largest to date in Canada. On the platform it trails only the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund, which has raised $21,488,800 since it was created December 20; a fund for victims of the Las Vegas shooting, which raised $11.8 million; a fund for victims of the 2016 Pulse shooting in Orlando, which raised $7.8 million; and the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Victims' Fund.The bus was carrying a junior hockey team last Friday when it collided with a tractor-trailer, according to police. Fifteen people were killed and at least 14 others were injured."Please help us raise money for the players and families affected," Kellington wrote on the GoFundMe page. "Money will go directly to families to help with any expenses incurred."Moved to helpThe tragedy struck a chord across Canada, where hockey is the dominant sport and many young players take long bus rides to tournaments.Paralyzed in crash, Humboldt player now eyes Paralympic goldMany in the larger hockey community have been moved to help. The Toronto Maple Leafs of the NHL donated $10,000. GoFundMe has set up a centralized hub with other campaigns related to the hockey team's tragedy. They are in contact with Kellington as well as the Humboldt Broncos' vice president to decide how the money will be spent. Giving money isn't the only way people are trying to help victims of the tragedy. Mourners across Canada have been paying tribute by posting photos of hockey sticks outside of their front doors.
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Health & Fitness  Roop Karma Best Beauty Health Fitness Tips Urdu
 
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Health & Fitness  Sunny Health and Fitness Exercise Bike Review (SF-B1110S)
 
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Buying Viagra: What you should know
 
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Men can now buy the impotence pill Viagra Connect without a prescription at some pharmacies. experts hope it will mean more men get help for erectile dysfunction - a condition thought to affect up to one in five adult men, 4.3 million in the . Like any medication though, the drug can cause side-effects and should not be misused or abused.What should men consider before buying and trying the little blue pills?Who can have it?Viagra Connect is only for men who have impotence. No-one under the age of 18 can buy it, although women might be able to buy it on behalf of their partner if the pharmacist is satisfied it is appropriate to dispense it.And it will not be sold to men who are not medically fit enough to have sex. This includes men with severe heart or blood vessel problems. As a rule of thumb, men who become very breathless or experience chest pain when doing light exercise, such as climbing two flights of stairs, should not take these pills.Can it be bought off the shelf?No. You will need to ask the pharmacist for it, who will then check it is safe for you to take. A packet of four pills will cost £19.99.Do men wanting to buy have to talk to someone and be examined?You can ask at the pharmacy counter for a quiet word or to have a conversation in a private room if they prefer - most pharmacies now have private consultation facilities.The pharmacist will ask about symptoms, general health, and any other medications you might be taking. They should not ask personal questions about your sex life or sexual preferences. You should not need a physical examination. Will it work?In many cases yes, but it is not effective for everyone. The drug relaxes the blood vessels in the penis to help blood flow and will help achieve an erection in response to sexual stimulation.It can be taken with or without food, although it may take a little longer to start working if you have just had a big meal. You should take it about an hour before you plan to have sex.Do not take it with grapefruit or grapefruit juice, because this can affect how the medicine works.And do not take more than one 50mg tablet per day. If it has been some time since you were able to get or keep an erection, it may take a couple of attempts before you are able to achieve one. Drinking lots of alcohol can also make it more difficult to get an erection.What if it is too strong?Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you think it is too strong - the drug's effects last too long or are too powerful. Prolonged and sometimes painful erections lasting longer than four hours have been occasionally reported by men taking the drug. Although unlikely, if this does happen, seek immediate medical assistance. What other side-effects might there be?Very common (may affect more than one in 10 people):headacheCommon (may affect up to one in 10): dizziness colour tinge to vision or blurred vision - some people start seeing a blue hue hot flushes blocked nose nausea Stop taking the pills and seek immediate m
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Health & Fitness  Фитнес центр "Health Fitness" Бишкек
 
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Texas doctor faces $240 million health care fraud case
 
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Story highlightsA Texas doctor is accused of falsely diagnosing patients and ordering unnecessary tests to make a profit The doctor owned a jet and multiple properties and drove a monogrammed Maserati (CNN)Maria Zapata went to see Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada a little more than five years ago because one of her knees was bothering her. The rheumatologist told her that she had arthritis and that he'd give her injections "to strengthen the cartilage" in her knee, she said. Her husband asked, "Why are you giving her so many injections?" The doctor reassured them that the treatment would help. But Zapata, 70, of McAllen, Texas, said the medication didn't help and might have been making things worse: There was discoloration on her legs. Other doctors raised concern about the treatments, and her family doctor even told her she didn't have arthritis.Zapata was not the only patient given treatment she might not have needed, according to a joint federal and local investigation.A task force investigating Zamora-Quezada announced Monday that he was being indicted in a fraud case involving $240 million in claims that were in part based on "fraudulent statements" to be submitted to health care benefit programs, resulting in $50 million paid to the doctor.Read MoreThe news spread fast. Worried patients who were cared for at his Brownsville, Edinburg and San Antonio clinics expressed concern on Facebook; others shared stories about how their mothers, grandmothers and children were treated. The Department of Justice said Monday that the rheumatologist had given patients chemotherapy and toxic treatments they didn't need, all to fund his "lavish" and "opulent lifestyle." One of the expensive properties investigators say Zamora-Quezada bought."Today's indictment is the first step in holding Dr. Zamora-Quezada accountable for his allegedly egregious criminal conduct," said C.J. Porter of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's Dallas Region. "His patients trusted him and presumed his integrity; in return, he allegedly engaged in a scheme of false diagnoses and bogus courses of treatment and doled out prescriptions for unnecessary and harmful medications, all for his personal financial gain and with no regard for patient well-being." The doctor, who is no stranger to the courts and had been publicly reprimanded by the Texas Medical Board in the past, was indicted Monday and accused of falsely diagnosing patients with various degenerative diseases including rheumatoid arthritis. The 61-year-old was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, five counts of health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. The little red pill being pushed on the elderlyWhen contacted by CNN, a lawyer who has previously represented Zamora-Quezada said he has not represented the doctor in several years. Calls to Zamora-Quezada's numbers went unanswered.According to the indictment, Zamora-Quezada would order
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WHO raises Ebola health risk to 'very high' in DRC
 
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(CNN)The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the Ebola health risk assessment to "very high" in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ahead of an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the worsening outbreak.Concerns about the spread of the disease escalated Thursday when the health body announced the first case had been detected in Mbandaka, a city of nearly 1.2 million people. "The confirmed case in Mbandaka, a large urban center located on major national and international river, road and domestic air routes increases the risk of spread within the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to neighboring countries," the statement said.Experimental Ebola vaccine could be 'game-changer' in Congo outbreakWhile the WHO raised the national public health risk to 'very high," it said the global risk level is "currently low."The WHO's International Health Regulations emergency committee will meet Friday to determine if the current outbreak constitutes a public heath event of international concern. Read MoreA total of 45 cases of hemorrhagic fever have now been reported, including 25 deaths, the health ministry said Thursday. Fourteen cases have been confirmed with laboratory tests. Outbreak enters 'new phase' The discovery of a case in Mbandaka indicates the outbreak has entered a "new phase," the country's health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said Wednesday.The case was confirmed in Wangata, one of three health zones of Mbandaka, the capital of Equateur Province in northwestern Congo. Previously, infections and deaths had been limited to the rural Bikoro health zone, nearly 150 kilometers away.The spread of the virus from rural areas into a city has raised fears it could quickly spread and become harder to control."This is a concerning development, but we now have better tools than ever before to combat Ebola," said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO's director-general. "WHO and our partners are taking decisive action to stop further spread of the virus."The organization is working with health NGO Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and other partners to boost the number of special isolation wards to treat patients. It's deploying about 30 experts to conduct surveillance in the city and inform local communities on treatment and prevention methods in collaboration with the country's Ministry of Health.JUST WATCHEDThe death of Ebola?ReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHThe death of Ebola? 01:46Community workers have been deployed to Bikoro and Mbandaka to conduct information campaigns and engage with communities to help contain the disease, UNICEF said Friday. "It is crucial that communities understand how to protect themselves at home and in public places, especially in health facilities and schools," said Dr. Gianfranco Rotigliano, UNICEF representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo. "Experience in previous outbreaks has shown that when we engage communities in prevention efforts, we stand the best chance of containing the disease."Water and hygiene s
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Sexual assault survivors are reclaiming the words used to discredit them: 'What were you wearing?'
 
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(CNN)Survivors of sexual assault at the University of Florida are reclaiming the four words often used to discredit them: "What were you wearing?"In a new art exhibit, they powerfully lay out their answers -- pajamas, jeans, sweatshirts and overalls -- and in doing so, fight off the blame society tries to cast onto them. The installation was curated by Lazaro Tejera, a fourth-year biology student who oversees the Gender and Sexualities in Medicine Committee as part of the university's American Medical Student Association Chapter. When Tejera found out about the visual project, first launched by the University of Arkansas in 2013, he knew he had to bring it to life at his own school. "I thought: I have the power, I have the support. Let me reach out to a group on campus that I know to help me with this," he told CNN.Read MoreHe contacted members of STRIVE, a peer education group focusing on interpersonal violence, and began planning the exhibit last November. The team set up anonymous online submission forms and received over 36 entries, 12 of which became the clothes displayed at the event."Though every story was not used to create an outfit for the installment, we did print out booklets which included all submissions and are available at the exhibit," Tejera explained.Walking through the gallery, attendees get a glimpse of the horrors lived by those who have been assaulted, written in their own words. Their pain is magnified by the popular implication that they could have avoided attack if they had made different wardrobe choices."I was wearing overalls and my favorite T-shirt," says a note next to a corresponding outfit. "I went inside with them because it was summer and I was hot, and they said they had lemonade. I never wore overalls again."Through these examples, the exhibit illustrates how survivors can often feel helpless about the circumstances that led to their assault. And by speaking out about their experiences, they address the notion that they are somehow responsible for what's happened to them."For me personally, it's definitely been eye-opening to the realities of sexual assault," Tejera said. "You hear about cases of assault every so often in the media or friends, but to read all of those submissions and physically recreate them through clothing made me realize that this really can happen to anyone, anywhere, by anyone."The exhibit will run at the University of Florida through the end April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Tejera hopes to make it an annual event on campus.
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Vaping now an epidemic among US high schoolers
 
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Story highlightsSurvey: 1.7 million high school students used e-cigarettes in previous 30 daysVapor product supporters say their aim is to provide tools that adults need to quit smoking (CNN)A sharp spike in vaping and the use of e-cigarettes by students has grabbed the attention of the US Food and Drug Administration.The rapid spread of the fad was flagged in a 2016 report from the US surgeon general. It cited a 900% increase in e-cigarette use by high school students from 2011 to 2015, and the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey noted that 1.7 million high school students said they had used e-cigarettes in the previous 30 days. For middle school students, the number was 500,000. E-cigarettes: Where do we stand? Now, the alarming trend is prompting concerns that some companies are taking direct aim at teenagers by tailoring and marketing e-cigarettes and vaping products to younger users."No kid should be using any tobacco product," FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said.Read More"We're going to be taking some enforcement actions very soon to target companies that we think are marketing products in ways that they're deliberately appealing to kids," Gottlieb told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.Flavors 'appealing to kids'Analysts point out that flavors like tutti frutti, cotton candy and sour gummy worms are likely to attract some younger users to e-cigarettes. Twenty-year-old Bella Kacoyannakis started vaping when she was still in her teens.Joseph Allen, assistant professor of exposure assessment science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, has conducted a study on the presence of artificial flavoring chemicals in e-cigarettes. "To me, these are products that are really appealing to kids. ... Millions of kids are trying these e-cigarette products. Studies show that one in five eighth-graders that currently use tobacco products got there by starting with e-cigarettes."So these e-cigarettes are also a gateway for traditional tobacco use for many young kids," he said.There are warnings on the labels of some vape liquids containing nicotine that are pretty clear: "Nicotine is an addictive chemical; For use by adults 18 and older." But Bella Kacoyannakis, a 20-year-old from East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, who started vaping as a teenager, said that's not going to stop her. "I definitely think about ... how it affects what I'm putting into my lungs, because I don't really know too much about it. ... I'm not even sure how it turns into vape. ... But I haven't been too concerned about it, obviously, because I'm still using it," she said.Advocate: Vape shop customers are adultsAmerican Vaping Association President Greg Conley began doing advocacy work for vapor products in 2010.Teens use e-cigarettes for 'dripping,' study saysThe advocacy organization says it does not represent the industry and does not speak for it. The association takes sponsorships from independent vapor companies as well as donations from individual c
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FDA warns that teething products aren't safe for children
 
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Story highlightsThe FDA is warning consumers that benzocaine teething products can be dangerousThe Orajel maker said it's taking its children's teething products with benzocaine off store shelves (CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers Wednesday to stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine. It also sent letters to manufacturers asking them to stop selling the teething products. Parents might use these products to temporarily relieve a child's teething pain, but the agency said they pose a "serious risk" to infants and children and often are not effective, since they can wash out of the mouth quickly. The danger the products pose could come in the form of methemoglobinemia, a condition in which the oxygen level in blood dips dangerously low; it can be fatal. Symptoms include rapid heart rate, lightheadedness, difficulty breathing, sleepiness, headache, skin that is pale and nails that are blue or gray. The symptoms can start minutes after a product is used or up to one to two hours later. Babies who experience these problems should get medical attention immediately. The FDA said that if companies that make these products do not stop selling them, it will take regulatory action to get the products out of stores. Read More"Because of the lack of efficacy for teething and the serious safety concerns we've seen with over-the-counter benzocaine oral health products, the FDA is taking steps to stop use of these products in young children and raise awareness of the risks associated with other uses of benzocaine oral health products," FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. "The FDA is committed to protecting the American public from products that pose serious safety risks, especially those with no demonstrated benefit."No, your baby's fever was not caused by teethingThe FDA will also require that prescription local anesthetics for teething children update their product box warnings to let parents know that they too may lead to methemoglobinemia. Benzocaine products are sold as gels, sprays, ointments, solutions and lozenges under brand names Anbesol, Baby Orajel, Cepacol, Chloraseptic, Hurricaine, Orabase, Orajel and Topex and as store brands and generics. Those marketed to adults can stay on the market but may need new label information.Hyland's homeopathic teething tablets recalled nationwideChurch & Dwight Co., which sells and markets Orajel products for teething, said in a statement that the safety of its customers and their children is its highest priority, and it is immediately discontinuing the distribution and sale of Orajel teething products containing benzocaine. That includes Orajel Medicated Teething Gel, Orajel Medicated Nighttime Teething Gel, Orajel Medicated Daytime & Nighttime Teething Twin Pack and Orajel Medicated Teething Swabs. "In addition, we also are revising the Drug Facts Label on all over-the-counter oral health care products that contain benzocaine wit
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The 5 most expensive drugs in the United States
 
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Story highlightsAmericans pay the most for drugs of any high-income countryDrugs that can cost tens of thousands of dollars a month mostly treat rare conditions (CNN)In January, President Donald Trump accused the pharmaceutical industry of "getting away with murder" with high price increases, and promised to do something about it. He's set to share his plan to do so Friday.The amount Americans spend on prescription drugs has nearly doubled since the 1990s, a 2017 government investigation found, meaning the United States spends the most of any high-income nation. List prices rose 6% over the past 12 months alone, according to the prescription website GoodRx. Medicare drug prices soared 10 times the rate of inflation. Americans didn't always spend the most. In the 1980s, several countries spent equally, but US spending grew faster in the 1990s, according to a 2017 analysis from the Commonwealth Fund. This was partially because several expensive specialty drugs came to market, and because drug companies that set the price in the United States, unlike in Europe, which has price controls. Americans often pay substantially more for the same drug than people in other countries do. Why prices are so highRead MoreGeneric versions of these medications can lower costs, and they now make up 90% of dispensed prescriptions, according to the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science. Typically, multiple generic options are needed for one drug before it gets cheaper, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Health Affairs.Patients who can't afford medications pin hopes on Trump"I think patients are right to have serious concerns about pricing," said study author Stacie Dusetzina, an associate professor in Vanderbilt University's Department of Health Policy and Ingram associate professor of cancer research. "And in many cases, insurance benefits aren't generous if they have insurance, meaning patients often pay far too much out of pocket. In some cases, people wind up draining their savings or losing their homes."Modern drugs are often necessary to save lives, and drug companies blame the expense on the high cost of making them and getting approval from the US Food and Drug Administration. "That's a myth that is prevalent in the pharmaceutical industry that drugs are so expensive because companies are taking all that money and plowing it back into research and development to discover the new drugs of tomorrow. That's not really true," said Dr. Jerry Avorn, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School . He co-authored a 2015 study that found that a couple dozen game-changing drugs were based on research done not by pharmaceutical companies, but by federally funded academic researchers. "Making drugs affordable would not destroy innovation," said Avorn, who is chief of the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics in the Brigham and Women's Hospital Department of Medicine.Soaring drug prices? Here's how to control them"Since companies se
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Scotland becomes first country to set minimum alcohol price
 
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Story highlightsThe new legislation sets a minimum price per unitResearch suggests 392 lives could be saved within five years (CNN)Alcohol in Scotland just became more expensive as the country today introduced a minimum price per unit of alcohol.It is the first country in the world to implement such a law, with the Scottish government believing its introduction will save lives.The new legislation sets a 50 pence (approximately 70 cents) minimum price per unit of alcohol. Anyone licensed to serve alcohol in the country -- in shops as well as bars and restaurants -- will need to follow the new pricing laws.One unit is 8 grams of alcohol, which in terms of drinks is equal to a 25 milliliter shot of 40% alcohol, such as whiskey, or 76 milliliters of wine at 13%. A standard 175 millileter glass of 14% wine in the UK is 2.4 units. In the US, a standard drink is 14 grams of alcohol, equal to 148 millilters of table wine.The Scottish government said the previously low prices of alcohol were "unacceptable" as people in Scotland could exceed alcohol limit guidelines of 14 units per week for just £2.50 ($3.50) with certain cheap, yet strong, alcoholic drinks. The same purchase would now cost at least £7.50 ($10.20).Read MoreAccording to a 2016 Scottish Health Survey, one in four people drink more than the recommended limit of 14 units per week, classed as hazardous or harmful levels. Scotland has the highest rate of alcohol-related deaths in the UK. There are 22 deaths every week linked to drinking, according to 2015 data by NHS Scotland. In 2015 through 2016 more than 23,400 people were admitted to hospital for alcohol-related causes. According to the government, research suggests the new pricing will save 392 lives within five years."Given the clear and proven link between consumption and harm, minimum unit pricing is the most effective and efficient way to tackle the cheap, high-strength alcohol that causes so much damage to so many families," said Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.The legislation was first passed by the Scottish parliament in 2012 but faced opposition and legal challenges. "They faced significant political opposition, with much of it organized by the alcohol industry," said Ben Hawkins, assistant professor of global health policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the UK. Hawkins believes the policy will benefit public health and commends the Scottish government on getting it passed.They "identified a problem and an effective solution to that problem supported by international evidence," Hawkins said.Today, Sturgeon tweeted her thanks to "those who have stuck with us through the challenges." Scotland's Health Secretary Shona Robison said alcohol misuse costs Scotland £3.6 billion ($4.9 billion US) each year. "We know we need to act now to change people's attitudes towards alcohol and I am confident that, with the introduction of minimum unit pricing, we are moving in the right direction," she said.The mi
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'Spice epidemic in jails risk to nurses'
 
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An epidemic of a laboratory-created cannabis substitute in prisons is putting nurses called in to treat inmates at risk, union leaders say.The Royal College of Nursing said it had members who had been left unwell after treating prisoners who had taken the illegal drug, known as "spice". One lost consciousness after inhaling the fumes and had to be taken to an accident and emergency unit.And in some places 50 inmates were being treated each week, the RCN said.It comes after a report last year by HM Inspectorate of Prisons raised concern over the widespread use of the drug. It said inmates were sometimes not diluting it with tobacco, leading to serious medical emergencies. Nurses and healthcare assistants are often the first on the scene when inmates need emergency care. They are expected to enter cells before the smoke is clear.But the union says NHS staff should be allowed to assess the danger of the situation before rushing in and called on the prison service to do more to combat the problem.'We've given care to 50 people in one week'One nurse, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: "Recently we've had to give medical care to over 50 people in one week. "Walking back after attending to a patient, I've sat in my car in the car park for 50 minutes after work so I feel confident enough to drive."RCN general secretary Janet Davies said: "Spice poses a serious threat to nurses, healthcare assistants and prison staff, whose safety and long-term health is being put at risk day in, day out."As dedicated health professionals, prison nursing staff are expected to offer high quality care, but they should not be expected to put their own wellbeing on the line to deliver it. "I have heard some truly shocking stories of nursing staff passing out or being unable to drive after exposure to spice."A Prison Service spokesman said: "The best way to keep staff and inmates safe is to keep drugs out of our prisons. "That is why we have trained more than 300 specialist drug dogs, introduced body scanners and intelligence-led searches and made it a criminal office to possess psychoactive substances in prison."
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New Jersey couple awarded $37 million in talcum powder case
 
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Story highlightsDeposits of talc are often found near deposits of cancer-causing mineralsStudies have shown the risk of cross-contamination during mining (CNN)A jury in Middlesex County, New Jersey, awarded $30 million in compensatory damages on Thursday to a man who got cancer after decades of using talcum powder. His wife was awarded $7 million in damages. Banker Stephen Lanzo said he used Johnson & Johnson products like Shower to Shower and Baby Powder for more than 30 years, and he claimed that inhaling the powder caused his mesothelioma, an aggressive and deadly cancer that impacts the lining of the lungs. Deposits of talc, one of the Earth's softest minerals, are often located near deposits of the minerals that constitute asbestos, and studies have shown the risk of cross-contamination during mining. Johnson & Johnson said its talc products do not contain asbestos, which, it noted, has been a legal requirement since the 1970s. A batch of similar asbestos-related cases is making its way through the courts, with one set to go to trial in May in South Carolina. A jury in California found in favor of Johnson & Johnson in an asbestos-related case in November. Lanzo's case was the first to go to trial in New Jersey, the home state of Johnson & Johnson. Read MoreJohnson & Johnson and other talcum powder companies face thousands of separate but related cases that draw a connection between genital talc use and ovarian cancer. In this case, the jury awarded $7 million to Kendra, Stephen Lanzo's wife, and $30 million to him, with Johnson & Johnson getting 70% of the liability and Imerys Talc, a supplier of the mineral, liable for 30%. Follow CNN Health on Facebook and TwitterSee the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter.The Lanzos' lawyers accused the company of holding back information from its customers about the health risks of asbestos in its talc products since the 1960s.Johnson & Johnson argued that it did extensive testing to make sure its products were not contaminated. "While we are disappointed with this decision, the jury has further deliberations to conduct in this trial and we will reserve additional comment until the case is fully completed," said Carol Goodrich, a spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson.Imerys Talc spokeswoman Gwen Myers said in a statement, "Our hearts go out to those affected by all forms of cancer. We are disappointed by the jury's decision, but we remain confident that talc did not cause Mr. Lanzo's cancer. The evidence was clear that his asbestos exposure came from a different source such as the asbestos found in his childhood home or schools, and the jury's decision is inconsistent with a recently published study of workers who mined and milled talc all day over the course of more than 50 years that did not find a single case of mesothelioma. "Imerys follows all FDA and other regulatory guidelines and utilizes rigorous testing to ensure that our talc meets the highest quality stand
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An Ohio woman, 113, is oldest person in US after the death of 114-year-old
 
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(CNN)There's a new person holding the title for oldest in the United States. After the death of 114-year-old Delphine Gibson of Pennsylvania last week, 113-year-old Lessie Brown of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, is the oldest person in the United States, according to the Gerontology Research Group, a research consortium that keeps track of centenarians and supercentenarians -- people who live past 110.Delphine Gibson.Brown was born September 22, 1904, in Georgia. Theodore Roosevelt was re-elected President that year, and Wilbur and Orville Wright built their second powered aircraft.She moved to Ohio in 1922, according to CNN affiliate WJW-TV. Brown told WJW-TV in 2015, when she was turning 111, that she was able to live so long because God blessed her. "I'm thankful," she said then. Read MoreCNN reached out to Brown's family, but has not heard back. Verline Wilson, Brown's 88-year-old daughter, told Cleveland.com that her mother had five children, three of whom are still living. In 2015, WJW-TV reported that Brown had 24 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 26 great-great-grandchildren. In this frame from video, photos of Lessie Brown rest on a chair at her Ohio home. Wilson said her mother used to love sweet potatoes and yams. "Everybody believed that was helping her" live longer, Wilson told WJW-TV on Friday. "I don't believe it's a secret; it's her belief in God and he's allowed this and I'm thankful for that,"Brown is now confined to a bed, said Robert D. Young, director of the Gerontology Research Group's research and data division.Living past 100 yearsThere are 36 people in the world who are at least 112 years old, Young said, the oldest of them being 117-year-old Chiyo Miyako of Japan. About 90% of the supercentenarians are women. Seven of the world's oldest people live in the United States, Young said.Explaining longevity involves explaining life itself, from heredity to lifestyle choices.The human body, Young said, is designed to live between 100 and 120 years. But those who are fortunate enough to live past the century mark are those who had good genes to start with. "No one lives to be 115 unless they win the genetic lottery," he said. "A lot of the secrets to living a long time are common sense." World's oldest person dies at age 116There are common factors among the extremely elderly. For one, Young said, they're usually "self-directed individuals." That means they like to do thing themselves, like Besse Cooper of Monroe, Georgia, who Young said lived to be 116, and chopped down her own Christmas tree when she was 86. "Supercentenarians are extraordinary people," Young said. "They're aging slower than normal and have better health than normal." Supercentenarians have a regular sleeping schedule throughout their lives. Young said those who slept seven hours or less had a 30% lower risk of mortality than people who slept five hours or less. "When people put their health first, they live a few years longer than when they put their work
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Health & Fitness  3 week Diet Plan by Brian Flatt pdf | Free Download
 
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Jack Nicklaus' secret stem cell therapy
 
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Story highlightsGolf legend Jack Nicklaus tells of the stem cell therapy he had to treat back pain"I'm not a doctor, but I think that stem cell is going to change ... the direction of orthopedics," he says (CNN)On February 22, 2016 in Jupiter, Florida, Jack Nicklaus teed off at his famous fundraiser, The Jake, to benefit children's health. While he wowed the crowd, as the Golden Bear has been doing for five decades, none of the fans knew that just four days earlier Nicklaus had undergone an experimental stem cell therapy in Munich, Germany. For much of his professional golf career Nicklaus has had aggravating back pain that he describes as an eight or nine out of 10 on the pain scale. While most golfers live with some degree of back pain Nicklaus said his was particularly debilitating. Despite trying therapies ranging from cortisone shots to a back operation the pain persisted. At the time he flew to Munich, Nicklaus was willing to try anything, even an, as of yet, unproven treatment.If you don't know much about Jack Nicklaus, you can be certain your parents or grandparents do. He is one of the true sports legends of the United States. With 120 professional tournament victories and a record 18 major-championship titles, he is one of 16 individuals in history to receive both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal for his outstanding achievements in sports and philanthropy.Jack Nicklaus has a record 18 golf major championship titles.Nicklaus said he has taken roughly 10 million swings with a golf club, but when you hear his backstory, it is a wonder his career ever happened. Even before he became a professional, Nicklaus was having severe enough back pain to warrant nine cortisone injections into his back. (These are done to insert medication between the joints to relieve inflammation and pain). He was only 19 years old at the time. While they worked for a short time, Nicklaus played with significant pain for parts of his career. At the age of 64, he underwent a minimally invasive spine operation to relieve the pressure on his spinal nerve roots, which provided some relief for much of the last 14 years, but not nearly enough. Even basic chip shots and putts were too painful.Nicklaus at the 1986 US Masters became the oldest winner of the tournament. It was at a birthday party in December of 2015 when Nicklaus first met German stem cell pioneer Dr. Eckhard Alt. Intrigued by what Alt told him about this experimental therapy, 78 year old Nicklaus once again became a student, reading up on Eckhard, the clinic and the possibilities of stem cells. Within a couple of months, he was convinced adipose stem cells, found in abdominal fat, may be something that could finally provide lasting relief for his aching back. JUST WATCHEDNicklaus talks stem cell treatment with GuptaReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHNicklaus talks stem cell treatment with Gupta 01:48Read MoreFast forward to February, 2016. At the Isar Klinikum in Munich, Germany, Ni
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Ovarian cancer vaccine shows promising results in human study
 
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Story highlights85% of ovarian cancer patients relapse after treatment "Personalized vaccines" inspire immune systems to fight cancer, a trial found (CNN)Immunotherapy has gained ground against a stubborn opponent: ovarian cancer. A personalized cancer vaccine is safe and may lengthen the lives of ovarian cancer patients, a small clinical trial found. The research, published Wednesday in the journal Science Translational Medicine, showed "significantly higher" overall survival at two years among patients who received the vaccine, compared with patients who did not.Ovarian cancer is a "silent killer" because often it goes unnoticed until it is diagnosed at a late stage. Treated with surgery followed by chemotherapy, most patients -- 85% -- relapse and ultimately develop resistance to the chemo. At this point, they run out of treatment options. Still, scientists are hopeful based on the fact that a subset of patients shows an immune response to their cancer. Generally, these patients have better survival rates than those whose immune systems don't react in the same way.Hope and hype around cancer immunotherapyA vaccine, then, might be able to trigger and boost the immune system and increase the survival rates of patients, said Dr. Lana Kandalaft, senior author of the new study and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.Read MorePersonalized medicineTesting this hypothesis, Kandalaft and her colleagues created "personalized" vaccines for 25 patients diagnosed with advanced recurrent ovarian cancer. The women had recurrent advanced epithelial ovarian cancer, which has an average five-year survival rate of 17%, according to the American Cancer Society.The scientists made each unique vaccine using a patient's tumor (stored and preserved before surgery) and dendritic cells from her blood.Within the immune system, dendritic cells act as clever spies. Their mission is to identify foreign invaders lurking in the shadowy interfaces between our bodies and the environment: the lining of our airways, for example, and the surface of our intestines. Once they discover a virus or a dangerous toxin, dendritic cells will capture and display fragments of the invader on their surfaces and then travel deep into the lymph nodes, where the immune system's killer T cells reside. Here, a simple introduction -- a knowing glance among friends -- takes place. The newly accessorized dendritic cells trigger the T cells to launch an attack in an attempt to destroy the invaders.For the study, some patients received the personalized vaccine alone, and others received it in combination with either one or two chemo drugs (bevacizumab and cyclophosphamide). Does talcum powder cause cancer? A legal and scientific battle rages"The patients who received the vaccine mounted an immune response against their own tumors," Kandalaft said in a statement. She described the immune response as "an increased number of T cells which were speci
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Artificial embryo created using only stem cells
 
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Story highlightsScientists used two types of stem cells to create a blastocyst-like structureIt will allow scientists to learn more about embryo implantation (CNN)Stem cells have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types. Now, using mouse stem cells instead of the usual sperm and egg, scientists have created a structure like a blastocyst -- an early embryo. "What we did is, for the first time, we managed to promote the self-organization of stem cells into a very early embryo in a dish -- so everything happened in the lab," said Nicolas Rivron, lead author of the new study and a biologist, engineer and assistant professor at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. The research was published Wednesday in the international science journal Nature. 'Human pregnancies are very inefficient'Stem Cells Fast FactsTo achieve this scientific feat, Rivron and his team combined embryonic stem cells, which have the potential to form a whole embryo, with trophoblast stem cells, which have the potential to form a placenta. Without a placenta, which attaches the embryo to the uterine wall, an embryo cannot develop into a fetus.Read More"We pulled them together and discovered a cocktail of molecules that triggered them to self-organize into early embryo cells," Rivron said. He added that, for the first time, these very early embryos were able to implant in the uterus of a mouse when transferred.Rivron said his research "has applications in many different fields, though we are especially interested in the field of infertility and the field of chronic disease."It will allow scientists to learn more about the poorly understood processes of embryo implantation. FDA sets path for stem cell therapies"It has been very difficult to understand how [cells] organize in those very early days," Rivron said. This moment of human development is shrouded in mystery because almost all women don't even know that they are pregnant at this early stage. Additionally, somewhere between 30% and 60% of embryos fail to implant in humans due to age or unknown factors."Human pregnancies are very inefficient, and in the most extreme cases, this is leading to infertility, where people just cannot have a child," Rivron said.The study points to other practical applications, he said, including pharmaceutical research.'Precious and scarce'"Because embryos are so precious and scarce, it is almost impossible to test new medicines on them," Rivron said. "You would need typically huge numbers of embryos in order to test medicines in the proper way. Here, because we are using stem cells, we can generate an infinite number of early embryos."Can his process be replicated in other mammals? "This is the question that is being asked now," Rivron said. If so, it could be very useful to save endangered species, he said.Artificial embryo shows early potential for medical therapies, not babiesMagdalena Zernicka-Goetz, a professor of mammalian development and stem cell biology at the U
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A Catholic high school tells girls to cover up at prom or get a modesty poncho. It swiftly backtrack
 
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(CNN)Sparkly evening dresses, corsages, and... modesty ponchos? That was a Catholic high school's solution for girls who didn't follow its prom dress code. It swiftly backtracked Tuesday after it came under a firestorm of criticism for what students called a misogynistic policy.The ponchosUntil now, the ponchos were on display at the entrance of Divine Child High School, a private school in Dearborn, Michigan. Read MoreThe ponchos came in both long and short styles and were meant to cover up a variety of necklines and hemlines. The reactionStudents, both boys and girls, reacted with incredulity. "The way they talked about it before is, if you show up in a dress not in line with what they say, you will have to put this poncho on," Mahdi Charara, a senior, told CNN. Mahdi plans to boycott the dance, scheduled for May 12. "This whole situation, the fact that it's arisen, is laughable," he said.The issues underlying the policy are anything but, he said. "There's an idea that men have the right to impose their will, good or bad, modest or immodest, on women."Students say some girls returned their dresses and went back to look for new ones. Others said they would leave the event if they were forced to wear a modesty poncho.CNN has reached out to other students and is waiting to hear back. The reversalThe administration didn't return CNN's calls and emails Tuesday. But in a letter sent out to parents, the school said it never intended to make students uncomfortable with the ponchos. The ponchos, it said, were meant "to remind all students and parents of our formal Prom dress policy." "To be clear: the poncho will not be passed out at Prom," the letter read. For girls who violate the policy, the school said it still plans to have wraps and shawls on hand. CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correct quotes from senior Mahdi Charara.
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WHO preparing for 'worst-case scenario' in Ebola outbreak
 
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Story highlightsIt's "going to be tough and it's going to be costly to stamp out this outbreak," WHO official says32 people are suspected to have been infected with Ebola in the new outbreak; 18 have died (CNN)The World Health Organization is preparing for the "worst case scenario" as it continues to respond to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Peter Salama, deputy director-general of emergency preparedness and response at the WHO, said in Geneva, Switzerland, on Friday that it's "going to be tough and it's going to be costly to stamp out this outbreak."As of Wednesday, 32 people are suspected to have been infected with Ebola viral disease, including three health care workers. Eighteen of those have died, including one of the health care workers.Of the suspected cases, two have been confirmed as Ebola using laboratory tests, and 10 samples are awaiting results.11 additional cases of hemorrhagic fever in Congo including 1 death"The number of suspected, probable and confirmed cases is significant, so we are very concerned, and we are planning for all scenarios, including the worst-case scenario," Salama said.Read MoreEbola virus disease, which most commonly affects people and nonhuman primates such as monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees, is caused by one of five Ebola viruses. On average, about 50% of people who become ill with Ebola die.The disease is endemic to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and this is the nation's ninth outbreak since the discovery of the virus in the country in 1976.The latest outbreak is occurring in the Bikoro health zone, 400 kilometers (about 250 miles) from Mbandaka, the capital of Equateur province.Bikoro health zone has a population of about 163,000, with three hospitals and 19 health centers, most with limited functionality, according to WHO.Given the remote location of the outbreak, Salama said, response efforts will be extremely challenging. "It is a dire scene in terms of infrastructure," he said."To give you a sense, we are talking about an area that is 280 kilometers even from the provincial capital of Equateur," he said.The WHO is working with authorities in Congo and is in discussions with the World Food Programme to arrange airlifting supplies to the affected areas. UNICEF is also making doctors available as well as sanitation and hygiene specialists to help contain the outbreak.Ebola: Nigeria begins screening of travelers from high-risk countriesThe virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission, either through direct contact with bodily fluids such as blood or secretions or contact with materials that are contaminated with these liquids.Personal protective equipment has been sent to the affected region, and the WHO is planning to have mobile laboratories running by the weekend, after receiving approval from the country's Ministry of Health.Initial control efforts are focusing on tools such as surveillance and monit
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Health & Fitness  MÚSICA PARA CONTROLAR LA ANSIEDAD - MÚSICA PARA RELAJARSE, MEDITAR O DORMIR
 
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Why deadly E. coli loves leafy greens
 
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Story highlightsLettuce can become contaminated in the field or due to its handlingLeafy greens are also very popular and usually eaten raw (CNN)Why is lettuce so often the culprit in illness outbreaks linked to the bacteria E. coli?A total of 121 people from 25 states have become ill from E. coli contamination linked to romaine lettuce between March 13 and April 21, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday. There has been one death in California resulting from an E. coli infection.E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce turns deadlyE. coli can be found living in the intestines of both people and animals, as well as in food and in the environment. Almost all strains of E. coli are harmless, but some can cause stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Healthy adults usually recover from an infection of E. coli within a week, but some strains can cause more severe illness, especially in young children and older adults, who are at greater risk of developing kidney failure."Leafy greens, such as lettuce, can become contaminated in the field by soil, contaminated water, animals or improperly composted manure," said Jeff Farber, director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety and a professor at University of Guelph in Ontario. "Lettuce can also be contaminated by bacteria during and after harvest from handling, storing and transporting the produce."Read MoreE. Coli Outbreaks Fast FactsUsually, people eat romaine lettuce without cooking it, which could kill the germs. "Other raw fruits and vegetables that have come into contact with feces from infected animals are another common source of infection," Farber said.Popularity also plays a role in why lettuce is a frequent bad actor: "Lettuce is also eaten the most out of all the produce items," he said. From 2010 through the current outbreak, nine outbreaks have been caused by green lettuce or sprouts, compared with 12 from all other food groups, including meat, flour and prepared products, the CDC reports.Many modes of contaminationIn the current outbreak, 52 of the 102 patients who have been interviewed by public health officials have been hospitalized, including 14 who developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. This 51% hospitalization rate is higher than the 30% typically seen in E. coli outbreaks.The strain of bacteria involved in the outbreak is Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7. This "tends to cause more severe illness, which may explain why there is a high hospitalization rate," the CDC said in its outbreak investigation update. Between 1998 and 2016, there were 45 outbreaks associated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli in leafy vegetables reported in the United States, CDC spokeswoman Brittany Behm said. The new one is the largest outbreak of its kind since a deadly E. coli outbreak in 2006 that was linked to spinach. In the new outbreak, the investigation revealed that several people in an Alaska correctional facility
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Needy families slept on hospital floors until one doctor started a shelter
 
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Lima, Peru (CNN)As part of his medical training, Dr. Ricardo Pun-Chong spent time doing rounds in hospitals throughout Lima, the capital of Peru. Day after day, he noticed families sleeping on the floors. CNN Hero Ricardo Pun-ChongMany of them, he learned, had come from faraway villages, with little or no money, to get medical treatment for their children. Navigating the country's difficult terrain -- which spans the Andes Mountains to the Amazon -- often means traversing unpaved roads and can make for a dangerous trip."The journey, it's very difficult," Pun-Chong said. "People have to cross the mountains or take a boat to cross the river. It can take many days. Just imagine having this trip with a kid with cancer."Read MoreFar from home and loved ones, and unable to pay for a place to stay in Lima, many families found themselves homeless while fighting for their children's lives. "I couldn't get the picture of the families sleeping on the floor out of my mind," Pun-Chong said. "So, I decided to do something for them." Since 2008, Pun-Chong's nonprofit, Inspira, has provided free housing, meals and overall support for sick children and their families while they undergo treatment. The organization has helped more than 900 families who've come from all over Peru. Pun-Chong, who lives a few blocks from the shelter and is there almost every day, runs the organization with the help of a small staff and an army of passionate volunteers. He spends every holiday with the families there. "The kids inspire me every day," Pun-Chong said. "When I'm with these kids, and I feel how strong they are, I understand that there are no problems that we can't resolve." CNN's Laura Klairmont spoke with Pun-Chong about his work. Below is an edited version of their conversation. CNN: What are some of the obstacles facing these families? Ricardo Pun-Chong: We have people who come from the Amazon, travel on a boat and from there take a bus. And you're with a sick child, with a fever. Once they reach the city, they don't have any resources. Sometimes they don't even speak Spanish; they speak Quechua, Aymara or other dialects. For leukemia, the most frequent cancer in kids, the first treatment is about six months. But to stay here is too expensive. Sometimes families, they have to sell everything they have. They feel helpless. They feel really alone. They either have to make it work and stay, or they make the difficult trip back home without their children receiving full treatment. CNN: What kind of environment have you created at the shelter? Pun-Chong: The shelter is a very special place. We not only wanted people to have a place to sleep and food to eat, we also wanted to create a space to help the kids be cured. It's a place with a lot of love. I don't want it to feel like a house, I want it to feel like a home. In the shelter we don't have TV because I prefer to talk to the kids and teach them how to create things. I want them to use their imagination. The families can
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Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal linked to salmonella outbreak in 31 states, CDC says
 
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(CNN)A salmonella outbreak that affected 73 people in 31 states has been linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.The Kellogg Company said Thursday it was voluntarily recalling 15.3-ounce and 23-ounce packages of the cereal with a "best if used by" date from June 14, 2018, through June 14, 2019, according to a statement. The illnesses from the outbreak started from March 3 to May 28, the CDC said. The CDC said 24 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, the CDC said. Most of the outbreaks occurred in California, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania, the CDC said. Salmonella Fast FactsBased on epidemiological evidence, Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal is likely the source of the outbreak, the CDC said. The agency said 30 of the 39 people interviewed about the foods they ate in the week before they grew ill reported eating cold cereal, and 14 people specifically reported eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks. Those who fell ill reported eating the Honey Smacks cereal more than another cereal, the CDC said. Read MoreAfter the CDC and Food & Drug Administration contacted Kellogg's about the reported illness, the company said it immediately launched an investigation with the third-party manufacturer that produces the cereal. The UPC code for the recalled 15.3-ounce packages is 38000 39103, according to Kellogg's and the CDC. The recalled 23-ounce packages have a UPC code of 38000 14810.Symptoms of salmonella include fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain that begins 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. Most people recover in four to seven days.
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Why you shouldn't cancel your Hawaiian vacation
 
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Story highlights"Vog" is the term used to describe the hazy air pollution caused by volcanic emissions Water vapor, carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide gas make up vog (CNN)The natural disaster in Hawaii is unspooling in stops and starts, beginning last week with a series of earthquakes and punctuated by volcanic eruptions that continue with no end in sight. Wednesday afternoon, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirmed that a new fissure in the Big Island's Kilauea volcano rift zone had begun to erupt. Thursday morning, the observatory announced that the new fissure had paused. All told, 15 fissures have emerged, 36 structures have been destroyed, and more than 116 acres -- roughly 112 football fields -- have been covered in lava.Now, hazardous fumes seething within brilliant plumes continue to be released from the volcano's mouth. Here's what Hawaii's volcano eruption looks like -- by the numbersRead MoreShould tourists who'd planned Hawaiian vacations cancel them? "No," said Janice Nolen, an air pollution specialist and assistant vice president at the American Lung Association."What they should do is check to see what the air quality looks like where they are planning to go," she said.The Environmental Protection Agency's Air Now website provides national data as well as data from air quality monitors at select US embassies and consulates around the world.'Real concerns'Generally, the volcano eruptions are affecting just the south side of the Big Island of Hawaii, and the vog appears to be pulling away from the island -- with some of it blowing out to sea, Nolen says.'Vog' is a term for the hazy air pollution primarily made of water vapor, carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide gas, caused by volcanic emissions from the Kīlauea volcano, according to the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network.JUST WATCHEDThe health side effects of volcano eruptions ReplayMore Videos ...MUST WATCHThe health side effects of volcano eruptions 01:31Sulfur dioxide, ground-level ozone, particle pollution and carbon monoxide are the four major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act and calculated by the EPA to determine air quality index levels. While most of the Hawaiian islands have escaped the effects of the erupting volcano, people who live in the residential neighborhoods nearest the Kīlauea volcano (and not the usual tourist hotspots) may suffer negative health effects caused by vog. "There are some real concerns because when the eruption happened initially, some of the stuff that came immediately out of the volcano (beside the lava in the air) was sulfur dioxide," Nolen said. "Sulfur dioxide is particularly irritating, especially to people with lung disease. But it can be irritating to anybody's lungs."Explosive eruptions added to list of fears for Hawaii residentsNot only can it make breathing difficult, but once sulfur dioxide reaches the atmosphere, it is converted into fine particles (PM2.5), making them easier to inhale, Nolen says. "Those are thi
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