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Arizona State University researchers presented the study at a conference in Boston Sunday. These lenses then end up in wastewater treatment plants and farmland as sewage sludge, according to the researchers. If you're tossing your disposable lenses down the sink or flushing them in your toilet, you're adding to the problem. Further, the plastics used in contact lenses are different from other plastic waste.
  • Lawmakers want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

    Lawmakers want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

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    Specifically, the report recommended that the NHS set a policy allowing mental health facilities to allow e-cigarettes and noted that there is evidence they are an effective tool in getting people to stop smoking tobacco. "E-cigarettes are a proven stop smoking tool and, while uncertainties undoubtedly remain about their long-term health impact, failing to explore the use of e-cigarettes could lead to the continued use of conventional cigarettes - which now kill around 79,000 people in ...
  • Surgeons Remove Contact Lens Lodged In Woman's Eye For 28 Years

    Surgeons Remove Contact Lens Lodged In Woman's Eye For 28 Years

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    According to the medical journal BMJ Case Reports , the patient went to the doctor after she discovered a pea-sized lump below her left eyebrow. The drooping, doctors said, was due to the embedded contact lens. Gas-permeable contact lenses are made of rigid, durable plastic that transmits oxygen, not to be confused with popular "soft" contacts or old-fashioned "hard" contacts.
  • Officials Still Seeing ODs After More Than 70 Hospitalized In New Haven

    Officials Still Seeing ODs After More Than 70 Hospitalized In New Haven

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    Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials said they expected the overdose total to increase. A look at the scene of multiple overdoses in the area of a CT park on Wed., Aug. 15, 2018. Fire Department first responders were handling so many calls that they were experiencing "compassionate-care fatigue" and had to be rotated off the engine companies, said New Haven Fire Chief John Alston.
  • Weed-Killing Chemical Found in Popular Breakfast Foods

    Weed-Killing Chemical Found in Popular Breakfast Foods

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    Traces of glyphosate , an active chemical ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup weed killer , was found in two among the 45 products that were made with oats. If you like living on the wild side don't throw out your Quaker Oats just yet, a spokesperson for General Mills in a statement to Fox Business said, "Our products are safe and without questions, they meet regulatory safety levels".
  • Starbucks introduces new vegan coffee drinks to its menu

    Starbucks introduces new vegan coffee drinks to its menu

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    The best way to see if your favorite location is participating in this new drink roll out is with the app. As Frappuccino sales nose-dive, Starbucks is looking to drive afternoon traffic among health-focused consumers with two new plant-based blended drinks, launched Tuesday.
  • But it's probably filled with a deadly disease

    But it's probably filled with a deadly disease

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    The absence of other specific chemicals provide further evidence the dairy product was a hard cheese . Ancient Egyptians may have dodged a potentially life-threatening bout of illness by not eating the cheese , after researchers found the specimen contained signs of a bacterium known to cause brucellosis , a deadly disease spread from animals to people via unpasteurised dairy.
  • More than 70 people overdose in a single day in New Haven

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    Most of the overdoses happened on the New Haven Green - a downtown park near Yale University - throughout the day Wednesday, according to officials. "This was a particularly odd, rare occasion where (there was) call after call for man down, obviously with symptoms of some kind of overdose, and at the time of getting that patient packaged and transported to the hospital, we'd see another immediately fall down, right there", Lt.
  • 76 overdoses reported in New Haven; 1 person arrested

    76 overdoses reported in New Haven; 1 person arrested

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    There have been no fatalities reported over the incident, but some of the individuals are in critical condition, officials say. Police Chief Anthony Campbell said one of three people arrested in connection with the overdoses apparently gave K2 away for free in an effort to get people hooked.
  • New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

    New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

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    Rafael Rivera, told the Journal. The cost of medical school can keep some people from pursuing a career in the field . The school will provide full-tuition scholarships for 92 first-year students-another 10 are already covered through M.D./PhD programs-as well as 350 students already partway through the M.D.
  • At Least Two Dozen People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park Today

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    No one has died, but police said six people came close. The state Senate Republican leader, Len Fasano , of North Haven, criticized New Haven officials on Thursday for not addressing drug use on the Green. One person has been arrested in connection with the case. Felix Melendez was "known" to police and was out on parole when he was arrested Wednesday afternoon, Police Chief Anthony Campbell told the New Haven Register .
  • Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers

    Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers

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    The study was led by professor David Thickett at the University of Birmingham and has been published online in the journal Thorax . I don't believe e-cigarettes are more harmful than ordinary cigs. After 24 hours, the researchers saw cells dying in the groups exposed to fluid and vapourized e-cigarette liquid. The condensate was found to be more harmful to the cells than plain e-cigarette fluid, and the effects worsened as the "dose" was increased.
  • New West Nile reports are popping up in multiple U.S. states

    New West Nile reports are popping up in multiple U.S. states

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    Massachusetts Department of Public Health recently also announced positive tests mosquitoes from Falmouth, Barnstable, Dennis, Bourne and Yarmouth. "If you have an old bird bath, a wheel barrel, a bucket that's sitting out, tip it over and get rid of standing water".
  • US News & World Report Names Hartford Hospital Best in Region

    US News & World Report Names Hartford Hospital Best in Region

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    Duke has consistently rated among the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News, coming in 17th place past year and ranking as high as 8th place in 2012. Other local hospitals that ranked on the state list are Sutter Medical Center, 16; Mercy San Juan Medical Center, 34; Mercy General Hospital, tied at 34; and Sutter Roseville, 43.
  • FDA Approves First App for Pregnancy Prevention

    FDA Approves First App for Pregnancy Prevention

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    To be clear, using this app requires user effort, too. If all the birth control methods you've tried thus far have left you dissatisfied-or, even worse, with painful side effects-you may be happy to hear that there's a new option on the market in the USA, and it's newly FDA-approved as a method of contraception .
  • PM Modi Delivered 'Election Speech' On Independence Day: Mayawati

    PM Modi Delivered 'Election Speech' On Independence Day: Mayawati

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    While the country is brimming with self-confidence today, it is forging ahead with a new sense of commitment, he said. "Let Prime Minister not insult India and India's entrepreneurial spirit". PM Modi said that short service commissioned women in the Armed Forces will be given a permanent position along with their male counterparts. Modi also spoke about the recent monsoon session of parliament and said it was dedicated to social justice, with measures being taken to protect the interests ...
  • CDC monitoring spread of measles in 21 states, including Indiana

    CDC monitoring spread of measles in 21 states, including Indiana

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    The U.S. had a record year for measles in 2014, with 667 cases reported to the CDC . The CDC says more than 100 people are reported to have the virus. It is recommended that children receive the vaccine in two doses: the first between the ages of 12 months and 15 months and the second between the ages of 4 and 6 years old.