How Heat Kills: Deadly Weather 'Cooking' People From Within
In the final week of July, the National Weather Service issued excessive heat warnings for 17 states, stretching from the West Coast, across the Midwest, down south into Louisiana and Georgia. Temperatures 10 to 15  F above average threaten the lives and livelihoods of people all across the country. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J Facing Scrutiny from Congress, Black Women ’s Organization
Plaintiff attorneys and congressional leaders have renewed their push against Johnson & Johnson and its allegedly toxic, talc-based powder products, questioning motives and demanding answers, according to various media outlets. A committee of attorneys filed a restraining order in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, July 27, hoping to prevent J&J’s potential plan to unload its talc-related liabilities on a new subsidiary that would subsequently file for bankruptcy. The next day, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform delivered a letter to J&J’s chief execu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Summer Campers Spread COVID at Home, Follow-Up Finds Summer Campers Spread COVID at Home, Follow-Up Finds
A report sheds light on what happened after 224 children and adolescents who were infected while at a camp in Georgia last summer returned to their families.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

2 Georgian judo silver medalists ordered out of Olympics after reportedly meeting friend in Tokyo
The pair were reportedly seen taking pictures with people in their team uniforms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Georgian judo athletes ejected from Olympics after going on Tokyo sightseeing trip
Everyone at Tokyo Olympics must follow strict COVID-19 protocols, including not sightseeing or using public transportation for first 14... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Georgia scrambles to increase vaccination rates
Local officials in Georgia are scrambling to increase vaccination rates even as more schools continue telling students and employees to wear masks in the face of rising COVID-19 infection rates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Georgia Republicans inch closer to a takeover of elections in state's largest county
Republican lawmakers are seeking a state-led performance review of election officials in Fulton County, exercising new powers granted by... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Republican Rep. Andrew Clyde evading House mask fines, GOP colleague says
Rep. Andrew Clyde, the Georgia Republican who compared scenes from January 6 to a "tourist visit," has found a way to evade the House's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The CDC Is About to Recommend That Vaccinated Americans Mask Up Again
The nation’s top health agency is expected to backpedal Tuesday on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging, according to a federal official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to release the data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was expected to make an announcement later Tuesday. For much of the pandemic, the CDC advised Americans to wear masks outdoors if they were within 6 feet of one another. Then in April, as vaccination rates rose sharply, the agency eas...
Source: TIME: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe/Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Ga. imaging center notifies patients of data breach
A Georgia imaging center is notifying patients of a data breach it became awar...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Intermountain facilities affected by Elekta data breach Report: 45M medical images are accessible online Tenn. imaging group hit with $3M fine for data breach Atrium Health data breach exposes info of over 2.6M patients Cybersecurity threats pose challenge to radiology's future (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Videos of people 'struggling to walk' after getting their Covid vaccine are NOT result of jab
The most recent clip showed Georgia-Rose Segal, a 34-year-old from London, nearly collapsing on her kitchen floor after her second Pfizer jab. It was seized on by anti-vaxxers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 dead, 6 injured after boats collide on Georgia lake
One person is dead and six others injured, including one critically, after two boats collided on a Georgia lake early Saturday, officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Education Dept OKs Georgia plan for relief funds
The U.S. Department of Education approved Georgia’s plans to use $1.4 billion in federal coronavirus relief money (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

1 dead, 6 injured as 2 boats collide on Georgia lake
Two boats crashed on Lake Tobesofkee after 2 a.m. Saturday, Macon-Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5-Year-Old Boy Dies of COVID-19 in Georgia 5-Year-Old Boy Dies of COVID-19 in Georgia
It's rare for children to die of the coronavirus. The CDC says only 335 of the 600,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States were under 18.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Georgia family mourns 'most loving, joyous' 5-year-old boy who died from Covid-19
A family in Georgia is mourning after a 5-year-old boy -- described as someone who had "nothing but pure love" -- died just days after... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Weighs Options for Talc Liabilities
Johnson & Johnson is considering the creation of a new subsidiary to absorb its widespread asbestos liabilities, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets. The J&J subsidiary would then declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy, potentially saving the multinational corporation billions of dollars. Reuters News Service also reported the subsidiary possibility, citing unnamed personal injury attorneys who learned of the option while negotiating their current claims with J&J officials. A spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson would not confirm the reports.  “Johnson & J...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 22, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chris Elkins Source Type: news

SDS staff picks: Predicting final SEC standings, SEC champion in 2021
Is this Georgia's year? Will Alabama repeat or regress? Will LSU bounce back? Can Texas A&M take the next, most difficult step? We... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 5-year-old with COVID-19 died in an extremely rare case in Georgia
Five-year-old Wyatt Gibson, one of the few children in Georgia to die with COVID-19, was "nothing but pure love and the perfect overload... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bidirectional impact of cardiovascular disease, cancer in Blacks focus of new AHA center
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Cardiovascular disease and cancer, the nation's top two killers, share common ground like obesity and chronic inflammation, as well as a disproportionate impact on Black Americans. A new American Heart Association-funded center at the Medical College of Georgia is working to better understand the bidirectional dynamic, including how to intervene when, for example, cancer treatment itself results in heart problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wearable brain-machine interface turns intentions into actions
(Georgia Institute of Technology) An international team of researchers led by Georgia Tech is combining soft scalp electronics and virtual reality in a brain-interface system, recently published in Advanced Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is this 'the year' for Georgia? Either way, Kirby Smart has 24 years to catch up to Nick Saban
Taking a different perspective on the annual question asked by the Bulldogs faithful (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Copper transporter potential new treatment target for cardiovascular disease
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) An internal transporter that enables us to use the copper we consume in foods like shellfish and nuts to enable a host of vital body functions also has the essential role of protecting the receptor that enables us to grow new blood vessels when ours become diseased, Medical College of Georgia scientists report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Using snakes to monitor Fukushima radiation
(University of Georgia) Ten years after one of the largest nuclear accidents in history spewed radioactive contamination over the landscape in Fukushima, Japan, a University of Georgia study has shown that radioactive contamination in the Fukushima Exclusion Zone can be measured through its resident snakes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 20, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Twitter Suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene for Posting Coronavirus Misinformation
The Republican lawmaker from Georgia cannot tweet for 12 hours, after the White House criticized social media sites for amplifying vaccine lies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 110,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses have been destroyed in Georgia since December
More than 110,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been destroyed in Georgia since December 2020, when vaccines were first administered in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Fourth Wave of COVID-19 Is Brewing in the U.S. Is There Enough Time to Stop it?
With every passing day, the United States appears more likely to be on the cusp of a dreaded fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, even as the percentage of fully vaccinated Americans inches toward 50%. In the past two weeks, the number of average new daily cases has more than doubled, from 13,200 on July 4 to more than 32,300 on July 18, a surge that harbors grim reminders of the fronts of the second and third waves in the summer and fall of 2020. But on closer inspection, this surge looks significantly different than those we have seen in the past—and may very well be worse than it looks on the page. [time-brightcove...
Source: TIME: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Nissan being sued for electromagnetic radiation emitted from electric "LEAF" vehicle
(Natural News) A Georgia man has filed a lawsuit against Nissan accusing the automaker of “permanently damaging his health” and “destroying his family and career.” What did Nissan do, exactly? According to the plaintiff, the company’s “green” LEAF vehicle emitted so much electromagnetic radiation that it caused him to develop lifelong health problems. The 2015... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Renewable energy OK, but not too close to home
(University of Georgia) When it comes to transitioning from carbon-based to renewable source energy systems, Americans are on board. They're less keen, however, having these new energy infrastructures built close to their homes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Clemson football recruiting: Four-star 2022 CB Daylen Everette commits to Tigers on CBS Sports HQ
Everette committed to the Tigers over Florida State, Georgia and North Carolina (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners enable delivery of carbon monoxide to treat organ injury
(Georgia State University) An oral prodrug developed by a team of scientists led by Binghe Wang, Regents' Professor of Chemistry at Georgia State University, delivers carbon monoxide to protect against acute kidney injury, according to a new paper published in Chemical Science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study shows that electronic air cleaning technology can generate unintended pollutants
(Georgia Institute of Technology) Sally Ng evaluates the effect of a hydroxyl radical generator in an office setting and has found that the benefits to indoor air quality of one type of purifying system can be offset by the generation of other pollutants that are harmful to health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 16, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Georgia man underwent DOUBLE LUNG transplant after contracting COVID-19
Blake Bargatze, 24, from Sugar Hill, Georgia, who did not a vaccine over fears of side effects recently underwent a double lung transplant after he contracted COVID-19. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

​CBJ Morning Buzz: Atrium finalizes its latest tie-up with Georgia health system; One of the nation's cheapest cities is found nearby
A quick look at what you need to know to start your day, from top news headlines to upcoming events. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jen Wilson Source Type: news

Door-to-door COVID-19 vaccine programs kick off in North Carolina, Georgia and Wisconsin
Door-to-door vaccine efforts are underway in three states after Joe Biden announced support for community vaccination efforts last week. Two states have also rejected it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Georgia cases, hospitalizations creep upward
In Georgia, the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations have been creeping upward over the past few weeks (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Georgia Schools Invited to Apply for Tests of Lead in Water Georgia Schools Invited to Apply for Tests of Lead in Water
RTI International, a nonprofit, says it will provide low-cost recommendations on how to remove lead from drinking and cooking water. A school or district would be responsible for fixing any problems.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Language isolation affects health of Mexican Americans
(University of Georgia) New research from the University of Georgia finds that older Mexican Americans who live in low English-speaking neighborhoods are at greater risk for poor health and even an early death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scuffles break out in Georgia's Parliament over cameraman's death following anti-LGBTQ demonstration
Police in Georgia were forced to eject dozens of people from Parliament after journalists and opposition lawmakers tried to force their... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia: Scuffles in Georgia parliament over cameraman death
Protesters are calling for the prime minister's resignation after the death of Lekso Lashkarava. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The forgotten frontline: council and school staff need a 10% pay rise
The heroic sacrifice of NHS workers has never been far from the headlines during the COVID-19 pandemic – and rightly so. And while health workers have pulled out all the stops to keep the country going, a forgotten frontline of less visible local service workers have been tirelessly supporting schools, providing cleaning and administrative services, and caring for the elderly. These workers were underpaid and undervalued long before the pandemic hit, yet put themselves in harm’s way to help the most vulnerable in our communities. Georgia Richardson is a registration officer for Manchester City Council. It&rsquo...
Source: UNISON Health care news - July 12, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article local government pay schools Source Type: news

Georgia voting: Drop boxes were popular in Democratic areas in 2020
Georgia voters embraced ballot drop boxes when they were introduced during the 2020 elections, used by over half of absentee voters in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human environmental genome recovered in the absence of skeletal remains
(University of Vienna) Ancient sediments from caves have already proven to preserve DNA for thousands of years. The amount of recovered sequences from environmental sediments, however, is generally low, which difficults the analyses to be performed with these sequences. A study led by Ron Pinhasi and Pere Gelabert of the University of Vienna and published in Current Biology successfully retrieved three mammalian environmental genomes from a single soil sample of 25,000 years bp obtained from the cave of Satsurblia in the Caucasus (Georgia). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Protests erupt in Georgia after beaten journalist dies
Several thousand people protested in front of the Georgian parliament on Sunday evening, demanding that the ex-Soviet nation's prime... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgian cameraman dies after attack by far-right, anti-LGBTQ mob
Government accused of ‘culpable passivity’ after dozens of journalists were attacked covering Pride protest (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia golf course shooting suspect bound victims with tape, investigators allege
An arrest warrant for the suspect in the Georgia golf course shooting last week reveals the lengths to which he allegedly went in order... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tropical Storm Dumps Heavy Rain, Knocks Out Power As It Treks Up The East Coast
Elsa was already blamed for one death in Florida. And the system previously sparked a damaging tornado in Georgia. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 9, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

Suspect arrested in triple murder on Georgia golf course
An employee at the Pinetree Country Club in Kennesaw was found shot in the head near a truck parked on the green with two other bodies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Elsa Churns Toward Northeast; Tropical Storm Warnings Extend From Georgia to Massachusetts
Here's the latest, complete forecast briefing on the fifth named storm of the hurricane season. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tropical Storm Elsa Kills 1 After Slamming Into Florida And Georgia
At least 10 others were inured when a possible tornado struck a campground at a Georgia Navy base. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news