Two months ago, California health agencies enforced a ban on the consumption of Dungeness and rock crab after noting high levels of domoic acid. They said the neurotoxin could make eaters sick. Now, officials at state Public Health Department lifted the ban along parts of the California coast. It means people now are allowed to eat the crustaceans without any fear.
Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles have developed high strength metal using magnesium and ceramic silicon carbide nanoparticles. The research team claimed that the metal has much better stiffness-to-weight ratio compared to strong materials used in the past. The metal created by UCLA team can withstand high heat without facing any changes in its properties.
California officials have issued a warning that winter vomiting disease is on the rise. The state has already confirmed 32 outbreaks since October 1, which is far more compared to the nine cases reported last year.
Health officials have recommended people in California to wash their hands properly and frequently to avoid the infection.
A nurse has been found guilty, by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), of making several mistakes during flu vaccination sessions at Otsuka Pharmaceutical in New Jersey. The nurse had already been suspended earlier in 2015 for reusing three dosing syringes. However, the CDC has exposed several other errors made by the nurse.