Today's Health News in Snippets

24/09/2021

Man dies after downing 1.5litres of Coca Cola in just ten minutes on a hot day.jpg

Man dies after downing 1.5litres of Coca Cola in just ten minutes on a hot day

A 22-year-old man has died after downing one-and-a-half litres of Coca Cola in ten minutes.

 

The man, from China, drank the fizzy drink to try and cool down on a hot day, but went to the hospital a few hours later after he started to experience severe bloating and stomach pain.

 

Doctors say that consuming such a large amount of the drink caused gas to build up in his body, which tragically lead to his death.

 

The unnamed man had an elevated heart rate, low blood pressure, and was breathing rapidly when he arrived at the hospital, which caused the doctors to worry.

After having some CT scans, it was discovered that he had a build up of gas in his intestines, the Daily Mail reports.

 

The gas then began to travel into his portal vein, located in the liver, which it is believed cause him to have hepatic ischemia, dubbed 'shock liver'.

 

This damage to his liver is thought to be the trigger that sadly killed him.

 

An investigation into his case is documented in the Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology.

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Dozens of men arrested in India are accused of gang raping a 15-year-old girl repeatedly

Police in India arrested 29 men on Thursday in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 15-year-old girl, which occurred repeatedly over a period of almost eight months.

 

The victim was first raped on January 29 this year, said Dinkar Mukne, a junior officer with the Mandapa police in the city of Dombivli, which neighbors Mumbai in Maharashtra state.
 

The rape was filmed, with the video then used to blackmail her repeatedly for the next eight months, said Mukne. She was allegedly raped by 33 perpetrators in total, including two teenagers, with the abuse lasting until this week.

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Kenyan policeman wakes up from coma to find he was sacked

A Kenyan police officer has woken up from a nine-month coma to find he had been sacked for desertion.

 

Neither the family nor the police force had any idea where Constable Reuben Kimutai Lel was - his niece told the BBC they thought he was dead.

 

But it turns out that he had been the victim of a road accident and had been in one of the country's biggest hospitals all along.

 

He only regained consciousness last week.

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Two-dose version of Johnson & Johnson shot 94% effective against Covid-19, study finds

A two-dose version of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine provides 94% protection against symptomatic infection, the company said Tuesday -- making a two-dose regimen of J&J's Janssen vaccine comparable to a two-dose regimen of Moderna's or Pfizer's.

 

Plus, the company said, adding a booster dose to a single shot of the vaccine raised immunity even more, and should also protect people strongly against infection.

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People who eat more dairy fat have lower risk of heart disease, study suggests

People with a higher consumption of dairy fat have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those with low intakes, according to new research studying some of the world's biggest consumers of dairy products.

 

An international team of scientists studied the dairy fat consumption of 4,150 60-year-olds in Sweden - a country with one of the world's highest levels of dairy production and consumption - by measuring blood levels of a particular fatty acid that is mostly found in dairy foods. Experts then followed the cohort for an average of 16 years to observe how many had heart attacks, strokes and other serious circulatory events, and how many of them died.

 

After statistically adjusting for other known cardiovascular disease risk factors including age, income, lifestyle, dietary habits and other diseases, researchers found that those with high levels of the fatty acid - indicative of a high intake of dairy fats - had the lowest risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as no increased risk of death from all causes.

 

 

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Egypt bans school staff who aren't jabbed or tested

Egypt bans school staff who aren't jabbed or tested

 

The Egyptian education ministry has barred teachers and other staff from entering schools and universities unless they have been either vaccinated or fully tested for Covid.

 

Education Minister Tariq Shawqi said unvaccinated staff must pay for two PCR tests a week - at the prohibitive rate of almost $100 (£73) each.

 

Official figures show that 40% of Egyptian teachers have yet to be vaccinated against coronavirus.

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