Toxic Metal Found in Kids’ Jewelry Very Dangerous

first_imgCadmium is particularly dangerous for children because growing bodies readily absorb substances, and cadmium accumulates in the kidneys for decades.”Just small amounts of chemicals may radically alter development,” said Dr. Robert O. Wright, a professor at Harvard University’s medical school and school of public health. ”I can’t even fathom why anyone would allow for even a small amount to be accessible.”last_img

Homemade meals may help reduce type 2 diabetes risk

first_imgEating homemade meals instead of eating out could significantly lower the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.That’s because restaurant food is often high in processed ingredients and unhealthy fats, and is linked with being overweight or obese—important triggers for type 2 diabetes.Analyzing the lunch and dinner habits of 99,000 men and women for 36 years, researchers found that those who averaged two meals at home each day had a 13% lower risk of getting diabetes than those who had fewer than six homemade meals each week.“The trend for eating commercially prepared meals in restaurants or as take-out has increased significantly over the last 50 years,” said Geng Zong, research fellow at Harvard Chan School and lead author of the study, in a November 9, 2015 Telegraph article. “At the same time, type 2 diabetes rates have also increased.”The researchers didn’t provide a specific number of homemade meals people should eat each week, but “more would be better,” said Zong. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Processors’ School.

first_imgFederal regulations require certified supervisors to safeguard food safety in processing plants that are canning low-acid or acidified foods.These supervisors must pass rigid guidelines in “better process control” schools. To make sure the foods are safe, the schools must cover all of the critical factors supervisors must know in these canning processes.The University of Georgia’s Better Process Control School will be March 6-9 at the UGA Center for Continuing Education in Athens. The school is sponsored by the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology and the Food Process Research and Development Laboratory.The $500 fee covers training materials, supplies, refreshment breaks, three lunches, tuition and certificates. Preregistration is required.To learn more about the school, or to sign up, contact Marian Wendinger at (706) 542-2574.last_img read more

WHO expects pandemic vaccine capacity to soar

first_imgOct 23, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) today estimated that by 2010 the world may be equipped to make enough pandemic influenza vaccine to immunize 4.5 billion people—vastly more than in previous projections, though still well short of the world’s population of 6.7 billion.”Experts now anticipate that global production capacity will rise to 4.5 billion pandemic immunization courses per year in 2010,” the WHO said in a statement. By comparison, last spring the WHO and manufacturers estimated that only about 100 million courses of flu vaccine based on the H5N1 avian flu strain “could be produced immediately with standard technology,” the statement said.The new projection assumes that the demand for seasonal flu vaccines will continue to grow, stimulating vaccine producers to add capacity, and that adjuvants will make it possible to use less antigen (active ingredient) per dose of vaccine, stretching the supply. Adjuvants are chemicals included in some vaccines to provide a general stimulus to the immune system.”With influenza vaccine production capacity on the rise, we are beginning to be in a much better position vis-à-vis the threat of an influenza pandemic,” Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, director of the WHO’s Initiative for Vaccine Research, said in the WHO statement. “However, although this is significant progress, it is still far from the 6.7 billion immunization courses that would be needed in a six-month period to protect the whole world.”Manufacturers this year have increased production capacity for trivalent (targeting three viral strains) seasonal flu vaccine to 565 million doses, compared with 350 million last year, the WHO said, citing the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations. Experts in the field predict that the seasonal flu vaccine production capacity will rise to 1 billion doses in 2010, “provided corresponding demand exists,” the WHO says.”This would help manufacturers to be able to deliver around 4.5 billion pandemic influenza vaccine courses because a pandemic vaccine would need about eight times less antigen, the substance that stimulates an immune response,” the statement continued.Noting that production capacity depends on how much antigen is required for each dose, the agency added, “Scientists have recently discovered they can reduce the amount of antigen used to produce pandemic influenza vaccine by using water-in-oil substances that enhance the immune response.”The statement apparently refers to adjuvants like that of vaccine producer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In August GSK reported good results in a clinical trial of an H5N1 flu vaccine containing a proprietary oil-in-water adjuvant. The adjuvanted vaccine induced an acceptable immune response in amounts as low as two 3.8-microgram doses, or about half the 15-mcg dose used for each viral strain in seasonal flu vaccines.The WHO said the progress in production capacity was reported Oct 19 at a meeting of the agency’s Global Action Advisory Group on pandemic vaccine production and supply, an independent 10-member committee.The new WHO projections were greeted with skepticism by some experts.”It’s a bit breathtaking, this projected increase, and as I read it, it is a really best-case scenario,” said William Schaffner, MD, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University and a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.”I think part of what it requires would be for manufacturers to continue to gin up their capacity based on the acceptance of annual influenza immunization,” he added. “If the world doesn’t continue to use annual vaccine in an increasing fashion, the capacity won’t be there to produce pandemic vaccine, should it be necessary.”Influenza and the flu vaccine supply “are both known for their surprises. So we’ll take this with a grain of salt, perhaps,” Schaffner said. He added that the optimistic forecast makes him “feel good, but I won’t hold them to the last dose of the 4.5 billion.”Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, was more critical, calling the WHO projection unrealistic.”What the WHO is trying to do is have industry not be industry,” said Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, publisher of CIDRAP News. “In a free market industry, there is no way they’re going to pick up the cost of all this surge capacity, only to be used very rarely, if ever.””We need international governments to support this surge capacity, or it’s not going to happen,” he added. “And putting out these kinds of plans is really nothing more than a distraction. I think this is unfortunate and does nothing to really further the overall preparedness worldwide.”Osterholm also said it’s unrealistic to expect the demand for seasonal flu shots to grow at the pace implied by the WHO projections. Noting that fewer than half of US healthcare workers get a flu shot each year, he said, “As far as trying to get that many doses of vaccine into people, it’s so unrealistic as to be almost a fairy tale.”See also: Oct 23 WHO news releasehttp://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2007/pr60/en/index.htmlMay 10 CIDRAP News story “WHO equivocal on prepandemic use of H5N1 vaccines”last_img read more

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Remarks at Independence Hall

first_imgPennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf’s Remarks at Independence Hall Papal Visit,  Remarks For pictures from the governor’s World Meeting of Families 2015 weekend, visit the official Governor Tom Wolf Flickr account.Philadelphia, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf today welcomed Pope Francis at the airport and attended Pope Francis’ mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Prior to Pope Francis’ arrival at Independence Hall for the Moment of Religious Freedom event, Governor Wolf delivered the following remarks:Thank you very much, Father, and welcome, everyone. What a joyous day. Welcome to Pennsylvania. All of you back there, too. Welcome. I am so proud to welcome all of you to this great commonwealth, and I am especially grateful to the Holy Father for coming here for these two days to Pennsylvania. By his visit – and by his many actions as Pontiff – he is reaffirming the noble values that this place symbolizes.Behind me is Independence Hall. This was the home of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for many years. The Liberty Bell once rang out from its tower. The second Continental Congress met here. The Constitution of 1787 was drafted here. This is a place of freedom. It is also a place of welcome.The Commonwealth whose government met here was founded, as the mayor said, by William Penn. Its very existence was premised on the idea of freedom of conscience. Pennsylvania was established by Penn as a refuge for people who wanted to escape the oppression of the Old World.It was a place that welcomed people looking for somewhere to worship God in their own way and Pennsylvania grew as a result.We Pennsylvanians showed that granting freedom of religion was not simply sound from a moral point of view. It was also smart public policy.Pennsylvania’s economy flourished as a result and so did its religious institutions. This place, Pennsylvania, became a magnet for great leaders with visions that transcended time. As the mayor said, John F. Kennedy spoke here in 1962. Nelson Mandela spoke here. Abraham Lincoln stopped here on his way to his 1861 inauguration. And in fact, as the mayor pointed out, he spoke from that lectern when he delivered the Gettysburg Address just a few miles west of here in 1863.This is an important neighborhood too. The National Constitution Center is back there. The African American Museum is over here . The National Museum of American Jewish History is over here. And of course the present home of the Liberty Bell is right here.It is therefore fitting that Pope Francis makes this one of his new world destinations. This is a place of history and significance. But more than that, it is a place of strong values, high ideals and values that pay tribute to the Holy Father’s focus on justice, fairness, openness, and welcome.Pope Francis reminds us all of what it is to be human in its most exalted ways. And so does this place.The Holy Father suggests that we should organize our lives in ways that promote fairness and justice. This place tells us that we should govern ourselves according to those very same values.The Holy Father tells us that the world is potentially very, very noble precisely because it is made up of ordinary souls. This place tells us that a government so founded should aspire to that same nobility.The Holy Father tells us that we can be better than we often are. This place tells us that our government can be better, too.So, I am honored and proud to welcome all of you to Pennsylvania and the Holy Father, too. This is a big event for all of us in Pennsylvania, and I know it is a big event for all of you.In a few moments, Pope Francis will give his message. He will inspire us with his thoughts on freedom and justice and welcome, and he will reaffirm the commitment each of us must make, as he did this morning at mass, to the better world it is our job, individually, to build. *These remarks have been slightly edited for clarity.For updates on Governor Wolf’s WMOF weekend, follow @GovernorTomWolf on Twitter.For pictures from the governor’s World Meeting of Families 2015 weekend, visit the official Governor Tom Wolf Flickr account.### September 26, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Grace Dunaway, age 78

first_imgGrace A. Dunaway, age 78 of Harrison, OH passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Shawneespring Care Center in Harrison. Born August 21, 1937 in Batesville, IN she was the daughter of the late Noah & Dorothy (Patterson) Hacker.Grace graduated from William Henry Harrison High School in 1956, was a member of the Church of Christ on Sunset in Harrison and she worked retail at McAlpins.Grace is survived by her children Julie Gabbard (Randy) of Cedar Grove, IN; Ronnie Dunaway of Harrison, OH; Brian Dunaway (Mary) of Aurora, IN and David Dunaway of Winchester, KY. She will also be missed by her grandchildren Ryan, Noah, Seth, & McKenna Dunaway, Anna, Adam, Chris & Shawn Gabbard and Kevin Noyes along with her great grandson Cash Noyes, her sister Mert Gulley (Lloyd) of Bright, IN and her brother Noah Hacker (Janet) of New Haven, OH.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Rose Neukam, Bernice Jackson & Marcella Grubbs.Visitation will be Friday, June 24, 2016 from 5:00pm until time of services at 7:30pm all at Jackman Kercheval Meyers Funeral Home, 215 E. Broadway St., Harrison, OH  45030  with Brian Dunaway officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Glen Haven Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. c/o the funeral home.  Online condolences at www.jkmfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Ruth Elizabeth (Richmond) Fehling

first_imgRuth Elizabeth (Richmond) Fehling, 97, of Greendale, Indiana, formerly of Aurora, IN, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born June 18, 1920 in Aurora, IN, daughter of the late Reuben and Gertrude (Marble) Richmond.She worked as a legal secretary for the Law Office of L.E. Davies.She was a past member of the First United Methodist Church of Aurora, as well as a past board member of the Aurora Public Library. Ruth enjoyed reading, gardening, serving her church and being with family.Surviving are children, Theresa (Fehling) Canfield (Husband, Bruce) of Greendale, IN, David Fehling (Wife, Christine Gabriel) of Houston, TX; Grandchildren: Lauren (Canfield) Allhands (Husband, Evan) and Drew Canfield.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles W. Fehling, and brothers, Ernest and Marshall Richmond.Private Life Celebration Gathering will be held at the convenience of the family. Favorite memories of Ruth, which will be shared at a family dinner, may be sent to Theresa Canfield at 57 Oakey Ave., Greendale, Indiana 47025.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Aurora Public Library, Hillforest Historical Foundation or P.A.W.S. of Dearborn County. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Aston Villa show up as Leicester City listen to offers for Iheanacho

first_imgBarely some hours after Leicester City dragged Nigeria’s forward, Kelechi Iheanacho, into the transfer market, Aston Villa showed interest in obtaining the Super Eagles striker. The Daily Mail of UK reported that the 23-year-old joined Leicester from Manchester City for £25m in 2017 and has been used predominantly from the bench by manager Brendan Rodgers. He still managed ten goals in 26 appearances but Leicester want to strengthen their forward options and are willing to sell Kelechi to fund their plans.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your Childhood5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Did You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live Loading… center_img read also:Iheanacho faces Leicester exit as Foxes hunt for suitors Selling Iheanacho can help offset their spending with midlands neighbours Aston Villa among those showing an interest. The Nigerian managed a respectable 10 goals in all competitions this season and is bound to have suitors. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Eagles Defeat Raiders In Junior High Soccer

first_imgThe JCD Eagles traveled to Versailles on Monday (9-16) to play the South Ripley Raiders in Jr. High Soccer winning 7-1.Scoring for the Eagles: Caleb White 5 goals, 1 assist, 9 shots; Carson Hughes 1 goal, 4 shots; Brady Comer 1 goal 5 shots; Warren Boor 4 shots; Berkley Williams 2 shots; Jonathan Norman 2 shots; Sam Simon 2 stops; Sam Schwering 4 stops; Clark Dwenger 3 stops; Ben Schoettmer 5 saves. With 6 games in the season left Caleb White has passed the previous single-season record (23) of goals made with currently 24.Courtesy of Eagles Coach Larry Hammond.last_img

Video: Kobe Bryant said he wanted to die young — Tony McGrady

first_imgRelatedPosts Kobe Bryant honoured in Bosnia with giant mural Kobe Bryant helicopter crash post-mortem released Kobe Bryant’s wife files claim against LA County sheriff over crash photos Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady, has revealed that his close friend and Los Angeles Lakers legend, Kobe Bryant used to say he wanted to die young and be immortalised. McGrady said this in an interview following the death of Bryant in an helicopter crash. “(Kobe Bryant) used to say all the time: ‘I want to die young… I want to be immortalized…I want my career to be better than Michael Jordan’s,’ and I used to just think he was so crazy for saying that.” Bryant gave McGrady a huge compliment in his book titled: “The Mamba Mentality.” Bryant said McGrady, who averaged 19.6 points per game during his illustrious career, might have been his hardest matchup during his playing days. Before injuries took a toll on his body, McGrady was a walking bucket. He was a two-time scoring champion and seven-time All-Star. The Florida native averaged 32.1 points per game during the 2002-03 season with the Orlando Magic. McGrady scored an amazing 13 points in 33 seconds against the San Antonio Spurs in 2004. Just like Bryant’s 81 points versus the Toronto Raptors, McGrady’s performance that day will live in infamy. Bryant and McGrady are two of the greatest scorers in NBA history and often worked out with each other during their playing days. Bryant had career numbers of 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists with the Lakers. He was an 18-time All-Star, five-time NBA champion, two-time Finals MVP and won the regular season scoring title twice as well. Tags: Kobe BryantTracy McGradylast_img read more