Vietnam has one of the highest numbers of smokers in the world, with as many as 15.6 million people spending VND31 trillion ($1.36 billion) on cigarettes every year. It is also among the top 15 countries in the world with the lowest tobacco prices, according to the World Health Organization. … [Read more...] about Hanoi to fine smokers at 30 public landmarks
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The charges stem from an investigation into allegations that employees at Symphony Residences of Lincoln Park cashed checks, made ATM withdrawals and transferred money from several of Grace Watanabe’s bank accounts for about a year. Cook County Public Guardian Charles Golbert took emergency custody of the woman and removed her from the facility last year. … [Read more...] about 2 ex-nursing home workers charged with bilking 98-year-old
Earlier this month, Savvor Restaurant & Lounge donated its kitchen space, making it easier for Market Sharing to make meals. Tibbitt’s goal is to keep the food healthy but tasty: pineapple fried rice, cauliflower tacos, bruschetta pasta. She never gives out fruit like apples in case of dental problems. She opts for bananas instead. And there’s always bottled water. … [Read more...] about The angel on Methadone Mile
“Today I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of a patient who had this illness,” said Dr. Monica Bharel, Massachusetts public health commissioner. “We are investigating these cases as quickly as possible and working with our federal partners to better understand this outbreak.” … [Read more...] about First vaping-related death reported in Mass.
The concentrations of chemicals found in the wetlands near Franklin’s Beaver Field are below current federal and state health guidelines but well above standards some states have recently adopted in light of research suggesting that even low PFAS concentrations in drinking water can be harmful. Concerns about PFAS, called “forever chemicals” because they never fully degrade, have mounted in recent years. Developed in the 1940s, the chemicals have been used in products such as flame retardants, nonstick pans, pizza boxes, clothing, and furniture. … [Read more...] about Discarded artificial turf in Franklin tests positive for toxins