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Two People Hospitalized After Drinking Tea from Chinatown Herbalist

Two People Hospitalized After Drinking Tea from Chinatown Herbalist

Two people in San Francisco have been hospitalized after they drank herbal tea supplied by a Chinatown herbalist. The tea was possibly having plant-based toxin Aconite as per report of the Department of Public Health. The tea was sold by Sun Wing Wo Trading Company. Both the patients have been termed as critical by hospital staff.

A San Francisco man, 50, and a woman age 30, have grew weak after drinking tea. Both the patients fell ill within an hour of drinking herbal tea. Their condition deteriorated and they had to be admitted for intensive medical care.

Drug-resistant Fungal Infection Reported in More than 30 Cases across United States

Drug-resistant Fungal Infection Reported in More than 30 Cases across United States

More than 30 people across the United States have been diagnosed with Candida auris, a deadly and drug resistant fungal infection, as per CDC report. The authorities had issued first warning regarding Candida auris in June 2016. The drug resistant infection has been noticed in other parts of the world as well.

Candida auris leads to serious bloodstream infections and is communicable. It can survive for month on skin and its traces have been found on bed rails, chairs and hospital equipment for weeks after exposure to infection.

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SoyNut Butter expands recall due to rise in E. coli infection reports

SoyNut Butter recalled due to increasing E. coli infections

Glenview, Illinois -based I.M. Health SoyNut Butter Co. has issued a voluntary recall for its SoyNut Butter and other products in its range after the product was linked to 12 cases of E. coli.

E. coli cases linked to SoyNut Butter have been reported in states from Arizona, Oregon, California, New Jersey and Maryland. The illnesses linked to the butter started between Jan. 6 and Feb. 15 this year.

The product affected by the recall has a “Best Buy” date of Aug. 30 or Aug. 31 of 2018. CDC has recommended people not to eat the recalled product.

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Frequency of Intimate Encounters among American Couples Declines: Study

Frequency of Intimate Encounters among American Couples Declines: Study

Americans are having less number of sexual encounters at 53 times in a year (for 2014) compared to 64 times a year in year 2002. Comparing the numbers to 1990s, the number of intimate encounters in 2014 has reduced by 16 times a year. The study team noticed drop in sexual encounters among all regions, race and across gender. Detailed study results have been published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.

SoyNut Butter Company recalls Peanut Butter Substitute after E. coli Outbreak

SoyNut Butter Company recalls Peanut Butter Substitute after E. coli Outbreak

Glenview-based I.M. Health SoyNut Butter Company has voluntarily recalled SoyNut Butter products after 12 cases of E. coli have linked to peanut butter substitute. As per reports, 12 cases in five states have been recorded so far, linked to products sold by SoyNut Butter Company. Six people have been hospitalized due to illness and all of them are under age of 18.

CDC has informed on Twitter that people should not eat I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter as 12 people have been reported sick due to E. coli contamination.

Subway chicken contains just around 50% chicken DNA: Lab Test

Subway chicken contains just around 50% chicken DNA: lab test shows

Chicken served at a popular sandwich chain contains just around 50 per cent chicken DNA, a test conducted at Trent University’s Wildlife Forensic DNA Lab revealed.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) got chicken from numerous fast food chains, including Subway, McDonald’s and A&W, tested by a team of researchers at Wildlife Forensic DNA Lab. While most of the scores were 85 to 90 per cent chicken DNA, chicken served at Subway eateries was found containing only around 50 per cent chicken DNA.

Flu activity remains at high levels across the United States: CDC

Flu activity remains at high levels across the United States: CDC

Flu activity declined slightly but remained at high levels across the U.S. during the week ended February 18th, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) said in its latest report.

Most of the U.S. states witnessed widespread flu-related illness during the week under consideration, with flu cases reported in almost all counties. The season disease hit the center of the U.S. and over toward the east harder than any other part of the country.

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Strenuous Workout Schedule Could Lead to Lower Libido Among Men: Research

Strenuous Workout Schedule Could Lead to Lower Libido Among Men: Research

Men who engage in high intensity exercise have higher chances of suffering from decline in libido compared to men with moderate or light workout schedule, according to a research conducted by a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina. Exercise is considered as an important factor in improving sex life and libido but too much of exercise could be bad. The research team suggested that people undergoing strenuous exercise could get too tired for performance in bed. Other reason could be post-exercise drop in testosterone level.

Heroin Overdose Issue Required Urgent Attention: CDC Review

Heroin Overdose Issue Required Urgent Attention: CDC Review

Heroin overdose accounts for nearly 25 percent of overdose cases in the United States as per a new CDC review on opioid related deaths across the country. Compared to year 2010 when nearly 50 percent of overdose deaths were due to opioid overdose, the number has increased to 60 percent in 2015. In 1999, just 6 percent of overdoses were linked to heroin and now it accounts for nearly 25 percent of overdose cases.

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Straight Women Getting Less Pleasure in the Bedroom: Online Survey

Straight Women Getting Less Pleasure in the Bedroom: Online Survey

A survey conducted on NBC News website has revealed that straight women are missing out on orgasms compared to other groups. Female orgasm has remained elusive and many studies conducted in the past have linked it to many factors outside the bedroom. The survey involved 52,000 participants in age group 18 – 65 years. The results of study conducted on survey outcomes has been published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.

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