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Little evidence that light drinking harms baby

Little evidence that light drinking harms baby

But they insisted the best advice for pregnant women was to play safe and steer clear of alcohol. Last year Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer, issued fresh guidance on alcohol, saying: "Although the risk of harm to the baby is low if [mothers] have drunk small amounts of alcohol before becoming aware of the pregnancy, there is no "safe" level of alcohol to drink when you are pregnant".


39 people sickened from dogs sold at pet stores

39 people sickened from dogs sold at pet stores

Campylobacter spreads through contact with a dog's feces but rarely spreads from person to person. Most Campylobacter infections do not spread from one person to another. The median age of the victims is 22 years, but they range in age from less than a year to 64 years old. While puppies and dogs with a campylobacter infection might have diarrhea, vomiting, or a fever, just like humans, they also sometimes show no signs of illness.


Two Deaths Attributed To West Nile Virus

Two Deaths Attributed To West Nile Virus

Most people with the virus never develop symptoms and will not know that they have the virus. The news comes after researchers at Brock University predicted an outbreak of West Nile cases in Ontario this summer. It also recommends: using insect repellents containing DEET or other approved ingredients; wearing long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and hats while outside; wearing lighter-coloured clothing; staying inside at dusk and dawn if possible; and checking to make sure doors and windows ...


Attention pet lovers! Snuggling with pet in bed may affect sleep quality

Attention pet lovers! Snuggling with pet in bed may affect sleep quality

Though, it should be noted that there makes a big difference, whether the dog is simply sharing the same bedroom or sharing a same bed. Pet owners are still divided on whether or not to allow dogs in the bedroom. The final conclusion is "A dog's presence in the bedroom may not be disruptive to human sleep, as was previously suspected". But the study also found those who snuggled up to their dog in bed sacrificed sleep quality.


Peace in Afghanistan vital for stability of region: Khawaja Asif

Peace in Afghanistan vital for stability of region: Khawaja Asif

Speaking at a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif in Tehran on Monday, President Rouhani hailed the growing collaborations between Iran and Pakistan and said the two countries as major regional players have "friendly and brotherly" ties.


American Red Cross to begin testing drones for relief efforts

American Red Cross to begin testing drones for relief efforts

Most of those people don't". The Chester Center shelter can house roughly 200 people, for which the Red Cross will provide shelter, food and supplies if needed. They will then divide into teams to go out and offer free smoke alarms to residents of low-income neighborhoods. N.C. Emergency Management and the American Red Cross and county emergency managers are opening shelters in these locations.