The 17 Most Ignored Cancer Symptoms in Women and Men

 

 

Pay attention to these cancer symptoms you are most likely to ignore, and get yourself to a doctor if they persist.

Source: The 17 Most Ignored Cancer Symptoms in Women and Men

Source: The 17 Most Ignored Cancer Symptoms in Women and Men

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Rat lungworm parasite reported in Florida counties – Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Researchers at the University of Florida have discovered a parasite that can cause meningitis in humans and animals, in five Florida counties.

Rats and snails in Alachua, Leon, St. Johns, Orange and Hillsborough counties tested positive for the rat lungworm parasiteaccording to a study in PLoS ONE by researchers in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Researchers say people and pets can become infected by eating snails, infected frogs and crustaceans, causing potentially fatal meningitis.

Source: Rat lungworm parasite reported in Florida counties – Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay

Prevent Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

Graphic showing carbon monoxide can't be seen, smelled or heardDaylight Savings Time begins Sunday, March 13, 2016. As you prepare to set your clocks forward one hour, remember to check the batteries in your carbon monoxide (CO) detector. If you don’t have a battery-powered or battery back-up CO alarm, now is a great time to buy one. At least 430 people die each year in the United States from unintentional, non-fire related CO poisoning.

CO is found in fumes produced by furnaces, vehicles, portable generators, stoves, lanterns, gas ranges, or burning charcoal or wood. CO from these sources can build up in enclosed or partially enclosed spaces. People and animals in these spaces can be poisoned and can die from breathing CO.

When power outages occur during emergencies such as hurricanes or winter storms, the use of alternative sources of power for heating, cooling, or cooking can cause CO to build up in a home, garage, or camper and to poison the people and animals inside.

Carbon monoxide detector and alarmInstall a battery-operated CO detector in your home and check the batteries when you set your clocks forward one hour.

You Can Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Do

    • Have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every year.
    • Install a battery-operated CO detector in your home and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds, leave your home immediately and call 911.
    • Seek prompt medical attention if you suspect CO poisoning and are feeling dizzy, light-headed, or nauseous.

Don’t

    • Run a car or truck inside a garage attached to your house, even if you leave the door open.
    • Burn anything in a stove or fireplace that isn’t vented.
    • Heat your house with a gas oven.
    • Use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove, or other gasoline or charcoal-burning device inside your home, basement, or garage or outside less than 20 feet from a window, door, or vent.

CO poisoning is entirely preventable. You can protect yourself and your family by acting wisely in case of a power outage and learning the symptoms of CO poisoning.

Click here for important CO poisoning prevention tips in 16 additional languages.

For more information, please visit www.cdc.gov/co .