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West Virginia health department distributing 8K overdose antidote kits

West Virginia health department distributing 8K overdose antidote kits

In response to increasing incidents of opioid overdoses, the West Virginia Department of Health & Human Resources is distributing 8,000 kits with the lifesaving antidote naloxone to non-EMS first responders.

Announcing the initiative on Monday, State Health Officer & Commissioner of the Bureau for Public Health Dr. Rahul Gupta said in a statement that it was an effort to saving more lives.

Evanger recalls dog food after deadly contaminant found

Evanger recalls dog food after deadly contaminant found

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. Inc. issued a voluntarily recall for some of its dog food items over the weekend, after a potentially deadly contaminant was discovered in the products.

The contaminant found in one batch of the Hunk of Beed Au Jus dog food is Pentobarbital, can cause a number of side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness and loss of balance. In extreme cases, it can cause death.

Iranian infant granted waiver to Trump’s immigration ban

Iranian infant granted waiver to Trump’s immigration ban

A 4-month-old Iranian girl in need of heart surgery has been granted a waiver to President Donald Trump’s controversial immigration ban to enter the United States so that the infant can have the life-saving procedure in Portland.

Number of toddlers suffering eye burns from laundry packets skyrocket

Number of toddlers suffering eye burns from laundry packets skyrocket

The number of chemical burns to the eye linked to laundry detergent packets jumped more than thirty times among toddlers from 2012 to 2015, a new study revealed.

According to the new study, more than 1,200 young kids, in the age-group of 3-4 years, received chemical burns to the eye during that period of time period. The number such instances jumped from 12 in 2012 to 480 in 2015.

Researchers find harmful chemicals in fast food packaging

Researchers find harmful chemicals in fast food packaging

Fast-food lovers in the United States might be at risk as a new study has revealed that many of the materials that are used to pack short-order food items contain harmful synthetic chemicals.

British health officials come across drug-resistant malaria cases

British health officials come across drug-resistant malaria cases

A newly released study has revealed that drug-resistant malaria is turning up in the U.K., indicating that malaria parasites have increasingly been adapting to existing drugs.

The recommended treatment for malaria is an artemisinin-based drug combination known as Artemether-lumefantrine. Taking a few pills over the course of 3-4 days kills the malaria parasites, but the new study warned that the parasites are becoming resistant to these drugs.

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