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Atum de 405 kg é vendido por R$ 1 milhão no Japão

Atum de 405 kg é vendido por R$ 1 milhão no Japão O atum vermelho de 405 quilos , da província de Aomori (norte) foi adquirido por 90 mil (cerca de US$ 800) o quilo por Yukitaka Yamaguchi, um intermediário do grupo atacadista de pescado Yamayuki, uma das principais atrações turísticas de Tóquio, segundo a agência japonesa "Kyodo". [Artigo completo...]

CDC schedules briefing on preparing for nuclear detonation

CDC schedules briefing on preparing for nuclear detonation The agency's website stresses that a nuclear detonation , while unlikely, would have "devastating results", and allow little time for protection against radiation. With all the recent news stories about nuclear weapons - and the prospect of an intentional or accidental launch - the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to educate the public on safety precautions they can take if su... [Artigo completo...]

CDC investigating E. Coli outbreak possibly linked to romaine lettuce

In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said investigators are still interviewing people who fell ill in 13 states, including MI, to see if there's a common thread. 5 people have been hospitalized and 1 has died due to illness according to CNN who spoke with CDC officials. Because a USA source hasn't been identified, the CDC has been unable to issue advice on food choices, ... [Artigo completo...]

Nine hospitalised after mass drug overdose at backpackers house

Nine hospitalised after mass drug overdose at backpackers house The drug - also known as scopolamine - has also been adopted by criminal gangs overseas, where it has been used as a date rape drug and to render robbery victims unconscious. "Two other guys were fitting and flailing around with their arms and legs and pulling odd faces". Doctors who treated them say the overdoses could have proved fatal if medical treatment was delayed by another 40 minutes. [Artigo completo...]

First Pennsylvania dispensary authorized to sell medical marijuana

First Pennsylvania dispensary authorized to sell medical marijuana A Bethlehem facility has been given a green light to start dispensing medical marijuana to qualifying patients as soon as the drug is available, Gov. The law permits pills, oils, vapor or liquid marijuana, but not marijuana in plant form or what are considered edibles. "We are one step closer to providing medical marijuana to patients with serious medical conditions who desperately need this m... [Artigo completo...]

Men are getting their penises whitened

Men are getting their penises whitened But even so, when a clip of a clinic's latest intriguing procedure was posted online, it quickly went viral. Popol Tansakul, Lelux's marketing manager, told dpa they utilise the same pigmentation laser equipment employed in other skin treatments. [Artigo completo...]

Dietary sugar used in everyday food linked to spread of deadly superbug

Dietary sugar used in everyday food linked to spread of deadly superbug Yet these numbers used to be much lower. Writing in the journal Nature recently, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and colleagues at the University of OR in Eugene, Leiden Medical Center in the Netherlands, and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Hinxton, United Kingdom, might have located the missing piece in the puzzle. [Artigo completo...]

Italian Woman Receives First Bionic Hand with Sense of Touch

Italian Woman Receives First Bionic Hand with Sense of Touch The neuro-attachment hand features sensors that continuously detect whether an object is soft or tough and sends messages to a small computer that Mascarao wears in a backpack. "The feeling is spontaneous as if it were your real hand; you're finally able to do things that before were hard, like getting dressed, putting on shoes-all mundane but important things-you feel complete", described Mascare... [Artigo completo...]

LA County officials confirm first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus

LA County officials confirm first case of sexually transmitted Zika virus In Los Angeles County, vector control agencies routinely test mosquitoes that can carry Zika in LA County. The report also stated that apart from cases where the person came back with the virus from outside the USA, there were no reports of local Zika transmissions till that point of time. [Artigo completo...]

Avoid eating romaine lettuce after E. Coli outbreak in US, Canada

In the United States, infections have been seen in thirteen states since last November, including Connecticut, New Hampshire and Vermont. A number of people in the USA and Canada have fallen ill over the past seven weeks as a result of eating romaine lettuce. [Artigo completo...]

Could climate change kill chocolate?

Could climate change kill chocolate? The Business Insider article refers to a 2014 study by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, indicating that under a "business as usual" scenario the world's leading chocolate producers, Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, might experience a 2.1 Celsius degree (3.8 Fahrenheit) increase in temperature by 2050, and may no longer be able to cultivate cacao. [Artigo completo...]

3 children die from flu this season, 2 in East Tenn

3 children die from flu this season, 2 in East Tenn People can get their free flu shot at the General Practice Clinic at the Cayman Islands Hospital and all district health centers from 2-4 p.m. Monday to Friday; at Faith Hospital in Cayman Brac; and the Little Cayman Clinic. Officials added they typical see 2 to 3 flu-related each flu season and have seen as many as 15 during the 2009 pandemic. Sick people should stay home to avoid infecting oth... [Artigo completo...]

Alcohol Damages Stem Cell DNA, Increases Cancer Risk

Alcohol Damages Stem Cell DNA, Increases Cancer Risk This raises the risk they will go rogue and form cancerous tumours. But in this study , researchers gave diluted alcohol to mice. An older study showed a significant link between cancer and light drinking, but researchers haven't quite established a causation between the two. [Artigo completo...]

Face Yoga could be the answer to looking younger

Face Yoga could be the answer to looking younger According to the recent article that was published by JAMA Dermatology , Women who followed a 30-minute "facial yoga " routine several times a week appeared almost three years younger after 20 weeks. Another exercise involved smiling without showing teeth. These dermatologists assessed the photos using a standardised facial ageing scale and rated 19 features on each face at the beginning, mid... [Artigo completo...]

Gaming addiction is a "disorder"

Gaming addiction is a Now in draft format, the 2018 ICD states that gaming addiction is a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour so severe that it takes precedence over other life interests. He said one question he asked himself was: "Is the addiction taking up neurological real-estate, dominating thinking and preoccupation?" "It's always been a concern of mine what the physiological impact of gaming is ... [Artigo completo...]

British PM apologizes for delays, cancellations hitting NHS hospitals

British PM apologizes for delays, cancellations hitting NHS hospitals The NHS is facing a new beds crisis- far worse than past year - according to new data that shows many were 100 per cent full for long periods of last month. "The service is likely to face another three months of exceptional need for care, and it is starting from a precarious position". Niall Dickson , chief executive of the NHS Confederation, argues the figures show that pressures are being fel... [Artigo completo...]

Keto, Whole30 diets rank last on one best diets of 2018 list

Keto, Whole30 diets rank last on one best diets of 2018 list The flexitarian diet encourages people to try alternative meat options, like tofu, but leaves room for flexibility if you can't quite fully give up meat. What makes DASH better than the rest? The ketogenic diet on the other hand, even though promoted by Halle Berry, Rihanna and even the Kardashians, eliminates carbs, cuts down on most protein, and boosts fat intake. [Artigo completo...]

Cancer deaths fall again

Cancer deaths fall again Since 1991, the cancer death rate has fallen 26 percent. The decline can be attributed primarily to steady reductions in smoking and advances in early detection and treatment of cancer, the researchers noted. Other prevention strategies-including screening tests, such as mammograms for breast cancer, blood tests for prostate cancer and colonoscopy for colon cancer-also contribute to lowe... [Artigo completo...]

Perfectionism Is More Common Among Young People, Destroying Their Mental Health

Perfectionism Is More Common Among Young People, Destroying Their Mental Health The study assessed changes in perfectionism over time, from the 1980s to 2016. Young adults feel they must live up to certain standards based on what they see on social media , which, according to the study, "can intensify one's own body image concerns and sense of social alienation". [Artigo completo...]

People Are Now Drinking 'Raw Water'

People Are Now Drinking 'Raw Water' That's pretty amusing considering the fact that it takes more work to produce the clean, disease-free water lining the shelves of your local 7-11 for $1 per bottle than it does to funnel unfiltered dirty water into a glass jug and sell it for ten times the price. [Artigo completo...]


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