Customer with allergies calls out Starbucks barista for making ‘unsanitised’ drink

A customer with severe allergies has called out her local Starbucks after she claimed a barista ignored her allergy requests, potentially putting her life at risk.Mia Silverman, who says she has more than 50 allergies and goes by @theallergicgirl on TikTok, described the recent experience in a video which has since been viewed more than 100,000 times. In the three-minute clip, Silverman said she was “debating” on making a video about her recent Starbucks trip, but decided to share her experience in an effort to call attention to the issues faced by people with severe food allergies.The 19-year-old college...
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The coolest summer duvet deals to help you beat the heat

With record-breaking temperatures of 40 degrees seen last month and yet another heatwave upon us, many of us will be looking for ways to stay cool and collected during the balmy days and humid nights. And that’s where summer duvets come in.If you’re looking to avoid hot and restless sleep, dozing with one leg out of the cover just won’t cut it if you’re cocooned by a heavy high tog duvet.Thinner, lighter and above all, more breathable, a low tog summer duvet is a must. Providing the perfect amount of coverage and comfort without adding too much heat and weight,...
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Road & Track

Beware Direct-Injection Engine Cleaning if You Have Nut Allergies

The other day I dropped my car off at a European specialist shop, and while I was there, a technician was working in the engine bay of a Mk7 Golf R, cleaning out carbon deposits off the intake valves. A fairly routine—say every 30,000 miles or so—service for modern direct-injection cars. Since no fuel is injected into the intake manifold, there's nothing to clean the carbon, leading to nasty buildups on the valves. The mechanic was hitting the engine with what appeared compressed air, generating clouds that resembled sawdust.
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Monoclonal antibody reduces asthma attacks in urban youth

A National Institutes of Health clinical trial has found that a monoclonal antibody, mepolizumab, decreased asthma attacks by 27% in Black and Hispanic children and adolescents who have a form of severe asthma, are prone to asthma attacks and live in low-income urban neighborhoods. This population has been underrepresented in previous clinical trials of asthma therapeutics. The findings were published today in the journal The Lancet.
Medical News Today

10 of the best medications for sinus pressure

Sinus pressure can occur when illness, injury, or allergies cause tissue swelling inside the nasal passages. Certain medications can help relieve it. The best medication for sinus pressure will depend on several factors, including the cause of the problem and a person’s circumstances. This article looks at some of...

Study reveals how the ovarian reserve is established

Fertility is finite for mammalian females. From birth, females possess a limited number of primordial follicles, collectively called the ovarian reserve. Within each follicle is an oocyte that eventually becomes an egg. But with age, the follicles in the ovarian reserve decrease. "Despite its fundamental importance, our understanding how the...

Cystic Fibrosis vs. Asthma: What Are the Differences?

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a rare genetic condition that affects the way the body produces mucus. While it mainly affects the respiratory tract, causing difficulty breathing, it also affects other body organs. Asthma is a condition in which the airways become narrowed and inflamed. Asthma causes breathing difficulty but does...

Q&A: Programs aim to reduce epinephrine costs for families with food allergies

Although epinephrine could be a lifesaving drug for the 32 million people in the United States with food allergy, costs can make obtaining its protection difficult. UnitedHealthcare recently eliminated out-of-pocket costs for epinephrine among the patients it covers, but more work remains, Sung Poblete, PhD, RN, CEO of Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), told Healio.

Another Texas Ice Cream Recall

We all remember the lysteria outbreak a few years ago with a popular ice cream brand... I'm very happy to say it isn't that famous brand this time. H-E-B has announced a voluntarily all-store recall for half gallon H-E-B Creamy Creations Light Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream due to an undeclared allergen. Now this might be a little confusing, but the issue was discovered when H-E-B Creamy Creations Light Cookies & Cream Ice Cream was identified in some cartons as H-E-B Creamy Creations Light Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. But why that is a really big deal is that H-E-B Creamy Creations Light Cookies & Cream Ice Cream contains wheat as an ingredient. And wheat, a known allergen, is not declared on the product label. So people with an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.
One Green Planet

Rescued Tigers Splash Around to Cool Off in the Summer Heat [Video]

If you need something to put a smile on your face, this video won’t disappoint. Last year, a collared tiger was filmed walking around a Houston neighborhood. The tiger, India, was eventually found and taken to Black Beauty Ranch to live out his days in peace. Three months prior, a tiger cub was found in Houston. She was being kept as a pet and was not receiving proper care. Fortunately, the tiger, whom rescuers named Elsa, was found and also taken to Black Beauty Ranch.