Friday , 21 July 2017
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Approximately 60 sickened after eating at Virginia Chipotle

DanielMirer/iStock/Thinkstock(STERLING, Va.) — The Loudon County Health Department is continuing to investigate the reports of illnesses linked to a Chipotle restaurant earlier this month, saying approximately 60 people may have gotten sick. “One ill patron has tested positive for norovirus,” Dr. David Goodfriend, director of the LCHD said. Goodfriend noted, however, that at this point there is not enough information ... Read More »

FDA approves first neonatal MRI device

Creatas/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first MRI device specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units. “Although we can use traditional MRI scanners to image neonates, taking babies outside of the neonatal intensive care unit to MRI suites presents great challenges,” said Vasum Peiris, chief medical officer for pediatrics ... Read More »

UN: Deaths linked to HIV/AIDS drop by half

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Deaths linked to AIDS have dropped by half in the past decade, according to a new report. The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS said deaths had fallen from a peak of 1.9 million in 2005 to 1 million in 2016, according to the BBC. The report stated that more than half of people who are affected ... Read More »

Inside the experimental treatment considered for baby Charlie Gard

TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — The U.S. doctor in London to examine Charlie Gard, an 11-month-old boy suffering from a critical illness that has damaged his brain and rendered him unable to breathe on his own, could recommend an experimental treatment — one which may or may not improve his outcome. A U.K. judge extended invitations to Dr. Michio Hirano, chief ... Read More »

CDC: More than 100 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes

Credit: James Gathany/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(NEW YORK) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than 100 million American adults are living with diabetes or prediabetes, according to an updated report. The data included in the report is as of 2015, at which point the CDC says, 30.3 million Americans — more than nine ... Read More »

Baby boy literally can’t wait for his dad to drop the beat

Bronkar and Cyndi Lee(ATLANTA) — This baby boy literally can’t wait for his dad to drop the beat. Bronkar Lee and his 19-month-old son, Elijah, have an impressive beatbox session in this precious Facebook video going viral, which the baby’s parents refer to as “highchair babybeats.” “Our view is that music is just simply another language. That’s all it is,” ... Read More »

Mickey Mouse tells kids their adoption date, happy tears ensue

Courtesy Courtney Gilmour(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A magical day became even more magical for these kids thanks to some wonderful news from Mickey Mouse. Janielle and Elijah Gilmour were surprised to learn their official adoption date after living with their foster parents, Courtney and Tom Gilmour, for nearly three years. “I gave my parents a big hug because I was so ... Read More »