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Salmonella Outbreak In 20 States Linked To Kratom Supplements, Warns CDC

The vast majority contaminated with salmonella create indications - including loose bowels, fever and stomach spasms - inside 12 to 72 hours of presentation to the microscopic organisms. Kratom is native to Malaysia, where the leaves of the kratom plant are crushed to make tea, smoked, chewed, or taken as capsules. There are now no FDA-approved therapeutic uses of kratom and importantly, the FDA has evidence to show that there are significant safety issues associated with its use.

Canada vs. USA Odds, Prediction: 2018 Olympics Women's Hockey Gold Medal Final

Such a predictable conclusion to the tournament has plenty of critics, a voice that found even more ammunition on Monday when it was announced that the women's tournament will be expanded by two to 10 teams for the 2022 Games in China. They know when women's hockey was first contested at the 1998 Olympics, the United States topped Canada. In men's team ski jumping , Norway won with a score of 1,098.5 points, beating 2014 champion Germany by 22.8 points.

Women who clean at home or work face increased lung function decline

No effect was found on the lungs of men who did the cleaning - either professionally, or just as part of their domestic chores. The number of men who worked as occupational cleaners was also small, and their exposure to cleaning agents was likely different from that of women working as cleaning professionals.

Russian nationals indicted for interfering in 2016 US Presidential elections

Shortly after charges were announced, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to suggest that these charges were evidence of "no collusion!" between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign staff. On Oct. 16, 2016, three weeks before the USA election , the Russian-controlled Instagram account "Woke Blacks" encouraged followers not to go to the polls, saying hatred of Trump was "forcing" black people to vote for "Killary": "We can not resort to the lesser of two devils".

Most Wanted Ariz Khan, 2008 Delhi serial blasts conspirator arrested

His supposed aid in the Batla House encounter case and Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist Shahzad Ahmed was sentenced to life imprisonment. Khan was born in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh and studied there at different schools. "He was ideologically much more radicalised than other members of the IM", police said. The marriage happened four years ago, the officer said, adding that she was unaware of his involvements in terror activities.

OxyContin Maker to Stop Marketing Opioid Products to Physicians

State lawsuits against Purdue have mounted in recent months as governments at all levels have struggled to combat the opioid epidemic - much of which, experts say, was caused by excessive prescription of powerful painkillers like OxyContin.

Delighted Wenger salutes Arsenal new boys

The Gabon global reunites with former Borussia Dortmund team-mate Henrikh Mkhitaryan , who makes his first start for his new side since joining from Manchester United in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez. Wenger now has the job of keeping his squad happy, not just off the pitch but on it. "How can you pay all that money for Aubameyang and fail to get Jonny Evans from West Brom?" "We needed strengthening because we have to improve our defensive numbers to make the top four".

North Korea flouts sanctions, earning $200 million from banned exports

North Korea has been selling weapons to the governments of Syria and Myanmar , and has been exporting banned materials such as coal, iron, and steel, a United Nations report has found. The country falsified documents to hide where the coal initially came from, according to Reuters , which viewed the report on Friday. The report also pointed out that several countries including China, Russia and Malaysia had failed to stop the illegal exports.

Jawbone Fossil Suggests Humans Left Africa Earlier than Previously Believed

You may recall that 2017 was the year that the conventional timeline for human evolution and migration finally toppled thanks to overwhelming archaeological and paleogenetic evidence. This new finding can force scientists to revise the theories regarding humans evolution. But several question the dates on the fossil itself, partly because the authors write that the jawbone was scanned using computerized tomography three times, and the x-rays could have influenced the amount of ...

Adeosun: AfDB provided us with $1bn support during recession

New infrastructure financing gap estimates and innovative ways through which African countries can raise funds for infrastructure development are among the highlights of the 2018 edition of the report. The minister said that Nigeria in particular needed the AfDB and its programme of the High Five's which encompassed investing more in infrastructure, agriculture, education, health care and increased access to affordable energy and water.

Spain, Portugal seize cocaine smuggled inside pineapples

Along with the drugs, nine members of a South American gang who were transporting the drugs were also arrested. The bust was part of an ongoing investigation across Spain and Portugal that started last April, ABC News reports. The cocaine was being transported from storage facilities in Barcelona to these labs every 15-20 days. This weird shipping method has been used before by drug smugglers .

Britain now has a minister for loneliness

According to a recent AARP study , approximately 42.6 million Americans over age 45 suffer from chronic loneliness . Since the U.K voted to move out of the European Union over a year ago, many people around Europe have mockingly said that the move will result in an isolated and lonely island nation.

Walmart offers to help customers destroy unused opioid prescriptions

Effective immediately, any patients filling out a prescription for a Class II opioid such as methadone or oxycodone will be given a complimentary packet of DisposeRX and opioid safety information brochure. Patients with recurring prescriptions will be offered free packets every six months, and other existing pharmacy patients can request the product at any time, Walmart said.

Afghanistan to play maiden Test against India at Bengaluru in June 2018

Phil Simmons, who was appointed Afghanistan's coach late previous year, could hardly have wished for a more fitting opening fixture in the longest form of the game. The war-torn nation s team has played the majority of its home games in India , which supported its quest for Test status. The match will mark the debut of Afghanistan in Test cricket.

Travelers through Chicago's O'Hare airport possibly exposed to measles

Somewhere between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on January 10, according to a statement obtained by ABC News and released by the Illinois Department of Public Health , "a passenger on an global flight with a confirmed case of measles arrived in Terminal 5" of the airport and the person "departed on a domestic flight from Terminal 1".

4-year-old boy dies from flu in Ohio

Up until December 30, 2017, there were 11,275 laboratory-confirmed cases across the country, 74 per cent of which are attributed to influenza A. There have been a total of 1,050 influenza-related hospitalizations and 34 deaths across the country.

Ibuprofen Could Make Healthy Men In Just Two Weeks

No direct effect on fertility was shown, but the results of this initial study suggest that it warrants further investigation. Erma Z. Drobnis, a University of Missouri, Columbia, professor who specializes in fertility, says this study is important, given how common ibuprofen is, even with such a small sample size.

Trump and allies hit back at White House exposé

Many in the president's circle had been urging Trump for weeks to publicly distance himself from Bannon and used the fallout from the book to persuade the president to sever ties with him. Ronald Reagan had the same problem and handled it well. The White House issued a statement Wednesday attacking Bannon as excerpts of the book emerged with quotes attributed to him that denigrated the President and Donald Trump Jr.

Penn State vs Washington: Fiesta Bowl 2017 preview and prediction

This year's semifinals haven't even been played yet, but it's never too early to look ahead to next season. From first team representative Vita Vea to second team player Greg Gaines. McSorley should have a good match up with tight end Mike Gesicki and receivers DaeSean Hamilton and Juwan Johnson , all being over 6 ft. The trio combined this year for 1883 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Extreme videogaming will soon be labeled a mental illness

The WHO is now whipping up a draft of the latest International Classification of Diseases (ICD), ICD-11. As excessive gaming will be an official disorder next year, it means that doctors, health care workers and insurance companies will be able to use it as a diagnosis.