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Great! Oregonians can now get Birth Control Pills Prescribed by Pharmacists

Great! Oregonians can now get Birth Control Pills Prescribed by Pharmacists

Happy New Year has come up with a small gift for ladies of California and Oregon, making their life little easier. As per a new law issued on January 1, pharmacists are now allowed to prescribe birth control pills in Oregon. Oregon is the first US State to put such law into effect with California being the following up in the suit. Starting January 1 and March, Oregonians and Californians will enjoy the ability to receive birth control pills over the counter following filling out a questionnaire and briefly consulting the pharmacist.

Zika Virus Linked To Several Cases of Birth Defects in Brazil

Zika Virus Linked To Several Cases of Birth Defects in Brazil

Puerto Rico reported that it has found the first case of Zika virus. Zika virus is an illness which gets transmitted by mosquitoes. The illness has caused a number of birth defects in Brazil.

Puerto Rico’s Health Secretary Ana Rius said in a statement on Thursday that the unidentified patients had not travelled recently and lives in the island’s eastern region.

New York Woman Escapes DUI Charges as she suffers from Auto-Brewery Syndrome

New York Woman Escapes DUI Charges as she suffers from Auto-Brewery Syndrome

A New York woman was charged with DWI in October 2014 but now she is free of all the charges after it was found that the woman was not drunk, rather she was suffering from Auto-Brewery Syndrome (ABS).

Reports of the US News and World on December 31 said, “The excuse may sound bogus, but elected Hamburg town Judge Walter Rooth found the woman’s claim compelling after she spent $7,000 working with a specialist to show her body sometimes meets the legal definition of drunkenness without actual alcohol intake”.

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Obesity Rates and Decline in Air Pollution could Be behind falling Childhood Asthma Rates: Study

Obesity Rates and Decline in Air Pollution could Be behind falling Childhood Asthma Rates: Study

Good news for the United States: asthma rates among children have started falling. But, the childhood asthma rates for the poorest kids of the country are still a matter of concern, according to a government study.

Study researchers are trying to figure out sources behind the drop. The 13-year study suggests a plateau in obesity rates among US kids and the country’s declining air pollution could be the possible reason.

Blue Bell Creameries facing criminal investigation by US Department of Justice

A US official has confirmed to CNN that the US Department of Justice has carried out a criminal investigation in Blue Bell Creameries for the company’s handling of the ice cream contamination associated with 10 reported cases of listeriosis.

Among the reported cases, three, who were believed to have got sickened by Blue Bell frozen treats, have died. Prosecutors have been examining whether the executives of the company have committed wrongdoing while handling the outbreak or not. No response has been given by Blue Bell Creameries to CNN's request for comment.

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Fructose might fuel growth of cancer: Study

Fructose might fuel growth of cancer: Study

Fructose, a type of sugar, may be blamed for fueling the growth of cancer, finds a new research. The research paper published in the journal Cancer Research has shown a possible mechanism as to how it works.

People who consume more sugar are at an increased risk to suffer from cancer, especially breast cancer. Study researcher Lorenzo Cohen of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center said, “A lot of patients are told it doesn't matter what you eat after you are diagnosed with cancer. This preliminary animal research suggests that it does matter”.

First case of Mosquito-borne Zika Virus reported in Puerto Rico

First case of Mosquito-borne Zika Virus reported in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has reported first case of Zika virus, an illness transmitted by mosquitoes. The illness has recently been linked to many birth defects in Brazil. On Thursday, Puerto Rico's Health Secretary Ana Rius said that the unidentified patient had not traveled lately, and are natives of the eastern region of the island.

Officials said that Zika’s symptoms are similar to that of 2 other mosquito-borne illnesses, dengue fever and chikungunya. They can also include headache, a slight fever and joint pain in the hands and feet.

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Conditions at Chipotle Getting Worse with Number of Illness Cases Reaching 80 in Boston

Conditions at Chipotle Getting Worse with Number of Illness Cases Reaching 80 in Boston

Conditions at Chipotle Mexican Grill are getting worse with the release of the new update leading to closure of the Chipotle restaurant near Boston after illness case of 80 students. On Tuesday, the number of illness cases at Chipotle have increased to 80, the worst part is at the time when the restaurant chain is already struggling with an E. coli outbreak. People in nine different states have been infected with the E. coli outbreak that hit the Chipotle restaurant chain.

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