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Bird flu detected on Tennessee chicken farm

Bird flu detected on Tennessee chicken farm

Thousands of poultry birds will be culled to prevent the spreading of a strain of bird flu virus that has been detected in a flock of chicken breeder on a Tennessee farm, officials have confirmed.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed that the highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza (HPAI) detected on the Tennessee farm is contracted to American food giant Tyson Foods Inc.

CDC points out hand sanitizers’ potential dangers to kids

CDC points out hand sanitizers’ potential dangers to kids

Hand sanitizers play a key role in keeping children germ-free, but a new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) pointed out that such products can potentially be dangerous.

According to the newly-released CDC report, there have been several incidents of children suffering eye irritation, abdominal pains, and vomiting after coming into contact with hand sanitizers.

Milton teacher uses personal tragedy to educate students on eating disorders

Milton teacher uses personal tragedy to educate students on eating disorders

Milton High School teacher Michael Dorn usually teaches students mathematics but nowadays he is teaching students about eating disorders and how to spot the signs.

Dorn lost his daughter to an eating disorder, and he wants to use his role as a teacher to help other children learn how they can avoid falling victims to eating disorders.

Excess use of sugar can cause Alzheimer’s disease: researchers warn

Excess use of sugar can cause Alzheimer’s disease: researchers warn

A new study has warned that the progressive disease of Alzheimer’s, which destroys memory and other functions of the patient’s brain, could be caused by excess use of sugar.

Uganda gets positive results in its fight against AIDS

Uganda gets positive results in its fight against AIDS

Uganda health authorities took several steps to fight back HIV/AIDS, such as deploying roadside billboards advocating testing for kids and protected sex and highlighting the significance of taking ARVs (medicines that prevent the progression of the deadly virus). Now, those efforts have started producing positive results.

Study finds no link between cat ownership and schizophrenia

Study finds no link between cat ownership and schizophrenia

Disputing the studies that linked pet cats to human mental illness, a new study argues that spending childhood with a cat doesn’t cause mental illness (schizophrenia) later in life.

A team of researchers from University College London analyzed data from nearly 5,000 kids who participated in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents & Children, which tracks the people’s health born in 1991 and 1992.

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