FBI joins EPA in investigating Flint water crisis for criminal violations

FBI spokeswoman says agencys role is analyse the matter to determine if there have been any federal violations in lead contamination of drinking water The FBI is working with a multi-agency squad analyse the lead contamination of Flints drinking water, alongside Environmental Protection Agency examiners who can tackle criminal violations of federal environmental statute, officials…

More than 228,000 pounds of Spam, other products recollected

( CNN) More than 228,000 pounds of Hormel Spam and other canned meat products are being recalled because they might contain shards of metal, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Throughout the US, 12 -ounce metal cans labeled “SPAM Classic” with the designation “EST. 199 N” should not be eaten because of a risk…

UN recurs criticism of Ireland’s ‘cruel and inhumane’ abortion laws

Human rights committee discoveries in favour of Siobhn Whelan, who was denied abortion despite fatal foetal disorder diagnosis The United Nations has again ruled that Irelands abortion laws have subjected a woman to cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment. It is the second time in 12 months that the UNs human rights committee has denounced the…

She drank kratom tea while pregnant. Then her newborn went into withdrawal

( CNN) The female had employed oxycodone for almost a decade but told her doctors she had been sober for two years. She never touched narcotics during her pregnancy, she said, and had completed rehab. Amid an opioid epidemic, the boy’s doctors didn’t blamed heroin, fentanyl or other illicit substances. Instead, they said, the newborn…

5 Ways To Stop A Nagging Cough

Holiday shopping. Holiday parties. Airplanes. It seems like wherever you go this time of year, you’re bound to find someone coughing on you. Ick. Next thing you are familiar with, you’re coughing, too. How to stop your nagging coughing? We asked the experts. “Coughing is one of the most common reasons people visit their health…

When this is necessary antibiotics — and when you don’t

( CNN) You’re sick. You’re not sure what it is, but you know you would really love for this achy impression, stuffed-up head or painful cough “re going away”. So you go to the doctor and demand drugs. If recent research is any show, your physician will probably prescribe you an antibiotic, even if he…

Theater is therapy for kids with hearing loss

Culver City, California( CNN) Twenty years ago, Michelle Christie directed a stage performance. The performers were all students with hearing loss. As a teacher, Christie had been helping them learn to speak — and listen. Theater, she realise, brought a noticeable the process of improving their oral language skills and self-esteem. “When you have characters…

Limit screen time to protect your child’s heart, American Heart Association says

( CNN) Parents, there’s yet another reason to limit screen time for your kids: It could contribute to future heart disease. The latest advice comes from the American Heart Association, and reinforces existing recommendations to limit screen time for children and teens to no more than one to two hours a day. “Screen hour is…

I live a healthier life now I’m free of the trappings of modernity | Mark Boyle

Being healthy is not about doctors, ambulances and technology. I use natural methods to keep my body in balance, writes Mark Boyle, the Guardians Life Without Technology columnist When people learn of my decision to reject modern complex technology in favour of older, slower, forgotten styles, their first line of investigation usually involves healthcare. Considering…