Health

Massachusetts: None of extra cigarette tax revenue used to stop smoking

Massachusetts: None of extra cigarette tax revenue used to stop smoking

Sin taxes are considered good for society for two reasons. Firstly, they reduce reliance on ‘bad’ things, and secondly, they increase money for targeted causes.

Though the data is divided on the first, Massachusetts news is proving that the latter isn’t always a reality.

DCHHS ‘ready to go’ with spraying insecticide from planes over carefully selected areas

DCHHS ‘ready to go’ with spraying insecticide from planes over carefully selected areas

Cities throughout Dallas County have been considering various options over how they can fight West Nile virus after county commissioners approved aerial spraying usage this week, but not everybody is on board.

The Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services (DCHHS) Director Zachary Thompson said that DCHHS is ‘ready to go’ with spraying insecticides from planes over cautiously chosen regions.

Majority of nations where female genital mutilation is exercised want it to be stopped

Majority of nations where female genital mutilation is exercised want it to be stopped

The United Nations Children's Emergency Fund stated that in countries where female genital mutilation (FGM) is prevalent, around two-thirds of people of those countries are against the practice and want it be stopped. The FGM is also known as female genital cutting and female circumcision is a ritual of removal of some or all of the external female genitalia.

First intraocular lens to improve sharpness of vision at varying distance gets go-ahead

First intraocular lens to improve sharpness of vision at varying distance gets go-ahead

Good news for cataract patients as the US Food and Drug Administration has given green signal to the first intraocular lens (IOL) manufactured by Abbott Medical Optics, which will help the patients to have improvement in their sharpness of vision at varying distances, including near, intermediate and far.

Anesthesia administered for treatment of dental cavities proves fatal for 14-month old

Anesthesia administered for treatment of dental cavities proves fatal for 14-month old

A 14-month-old girl died during a dental procedure in March. Autopsy of her body confirmed the reason of the death. It was revealed that anesthesia administered to assist treatment of dental cavities caused complication that resulted into death.

Know controversies that surround your cookie dough

Know controversies that surround your cookie dough

It all started with General Mills’ flour, and all of the sudden cookie dough became cynosure for all the bad reasons. The company recalled some its flour products over last two months fearing that they may contain E. coli bacteria. Since then, relation between health risks and raw cookie dough has become part of everyone’s conversation.

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