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Childhood physical and mental abuse shortens life span for women

Childhood physical and mental abuse shortens life span for women

A study published on Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry has found that women who were abused physically or mentally as a child may not live a full life as they could have otherwise.

Edith Chen, Ph.D., of Northwestern University with her team mates, analyzed reports on childhood abuse and reasons for death to those abused in their adulthood. The study took 6,285 adults, who were mostly whites with an average age of about 47, into consideration.

Imported frozen scallops behind hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii

Imported frozen scallops behind hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii

The US Food and Drug Administration seem to have found the likely source of an outbreak of hepatitis A in Hawaii. The federal agency has carried out tests and found the virus in scallops from the Philippines.

On Thursday, the Hawaii Department of Health has announced the FDA laboratory test results of frozen Sea Port Bay Scallops. The imported frozen scallops were served raw at Genki Sushi restaurants on Oahu and Kauai.

Finding that Tylenol is safe for children with asthma eases concerns

Finding that Tylenol issafe for children with asthma eases concerns

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on August 18 claimed that use of Tylenol by young children with asthma is safe unlike believed earlier. The study wants parents to be aware that acetaminophen is not dangerous to their toddlers as previously believed by some doctors.

Deceptive marketing of surgical transvaginal mesh leads to trouble for Johnson & Johnson

Deceptive marketing of surgical transvaginal mesh leads to trouble for Johnson & Johnson

Andy Beshear, Attorney General of Kentucky, has announced a civil lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon,its medical device unit, for misleading marketing of its surgical transvaginal mesh.

Under Kentucky’s Consumer Protection Act, the lawsuit wants millions of dollars in civil penalties. Companies aren’t allowed to indulge into false, wrong, deceptive, unfair, or misleading acts or practice in commerce or trade.

McDonald's removes Fitness Trackers from Happy Meal after Customers’ Complaints

McDonald's removes Fitness Trackers from Happy Meal after Customers’ Complaints

After consumers reported about potential skin irritations due to McDonald'sfitness trackers, the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants announced to remove it from its Happy Meal toys.

22-Pushup Challenge: Celebrities doing Pushups to Save Veterans’ lives

22-Pushup Challenge: Celebrities doing Pushups to Save Veterans’ lives

Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, an activity that made many celebrities and people around the globe dump a bucket of ice and water of their head? That challenge isn’t back, but there’s another online sensation that has been grabbing worldwide attention these days. It’s the 22 Pushup Challenge.

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