Don’t Eat Pre-Cut Cantaloupe if the Source Is Unknown, CDC Says, as Deadly Salmonella Outbreak Grows

[ad_1] Consumers shouldn’t eat pre-cut cantaloupe if they don’t know the source, U.S. health officials said Thursday, as the number of illnesses and recalls tied to a deadly salmonella outbreak grows. At least 117 people in 34 U.S. states have been sickened by contaminated cantaloupe, including 61 who were hospitalized and two who died, according … Read more

Elton John Addresses Britain’s Parliament, Urging Lawmakers to Do More to Fight HIV/AIDS

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — Elton John has urged British lawmakers to do more to fight HIV and AIDS, saying the U.K. can be the first country in the world “to defeat this awful virus.” The British star spoke to lawmakers and campaigners in the grand Speaker’s House of Parliament on Wednesday evening at an event … Read more

Poland’s New Parliament Brings Back State Financing for in Vitro Fertilization

[ad_1] WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s new parliament on Wednesday reinstated government funding for in vitro fertilization, previously banned by the conservative party which lost control of the legislature in the country’s recent general election. The parliament, which began its term this month, has made a point of reversing the ban in one of its … Read more

Elton John to Address Britain’s Parliament in an Event Marking World AIDS Day

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — Elton John is to address Britain’s Parliament on Wednesday on his work fighting HIV at an event to mark World AIDS Day. The British star’s AIDS Foundation has led campaigns to extend a pilot government program to test people visiting hospitals’ emergency rooms for HIV. Under the program, which was recently … Read more

U.S. Life Expectancy Makes Post-Pandemic Rise

[ad_1] By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — With fewer Americans dying from COVID in 2022, U.S. life expectancy rebounded a bit from declines experienced during the pandemic. According to provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on deaths for 2022, the average American can … Read more

Cold Weather Running May Be Even Healthier

[ad_1] By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Dreary, chilly winter days might cause some year-round runners to think twice about their jog, but recent research suggests the benefits of cold weather running outweigh those of running in warmer conditions. Specifically, cold weather can help runners burn more bad … Read more

U.S. Suicide Numbers Hit New Record High in 2022

[ad_1] By Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2023 (HealthDay News) — U.S. suicide numbers reached a grim new high in 2022. The increase was most acute among women over the age of 24, according to provisional data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overall, almost 49,500 people lost their … Read more

Mounjaro Beats Ozempic for Weight Loss in Early Trial

[ad_1] By Robin Foster HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2023 (Healthday News) — The diabetes drug Mounjaro prompted more weight loss among overweight and obese adults than Ozempic did in a real-world setting, researchers report. Both Mounjaro (tirzepatide) and Ozempic (semaglutide) mimic the effects of the gut hormone GLP-1, which triggers insulin production, helps … Read more

New Zealand Leader Plans to Ban Cellphone Use in Schools and End Tobacco Controls in First 100 Days

[ad_1] WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s new prime minister plans to ban cellphone use in schools and repeal tobacco controls in the ambitious agenda he released Wednesday for his first 100 days in office. Christopher Luxon outlined 49 actions he said his conservative government intended to take over the next three months. The … Read more

Coal Power, Traffic, Waste Burning a Toxic Smog Cocktail in Indonesia’s Jakarta

[ad_1] JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Against the backdrop of smokestacks from a nearby coal power plant, the sky above Edy Suryana’s village stays grey for months at a time, while ashes and the stench of smoke hang in the air. Suryana has spent more than three decades living in the shadow of the power plant … Read more