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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Health Department reminds New Yorkers to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites

For the first time this mosquito season, the Health Department has detected mosquitoes with West Nile virus in New York City. The infected Culex pipiens mosquitoes were collected in Rossville, Staten Island. No human cases have been reported to date. Mosquito season in New York City typically spans from April through September. The Health Department is increasing mosquito surveillance in the surrounding area by installing additional mosquito monitoring traps. There are currently over 60 surveillance sites citywide. 

The Department will spray pesticide to target mosquitoes if persistent West Nile activity is detected. The City will continue its efforts to

Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems

Summer sun and warmer temps may provide plenty of play opportunities for kids, but they also mean parents need to be extra vigilant about preventing sunburns and other mishaps.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers this advice: Sun safety through the ages

Avoid sun exposure when possible for babies under 6 months old. Look for shade and dress your child in lightweight long pants, long-sleeved shirts and hats

Immortality may be a long way off, but for men it may be about to become be a little bit closer.

Researchers at the University of Haifa have discovered a genetic mutation on a growth hormone receptor that could add as much as a decade to life-expectancy for males.

“We knew in the past that genetic paths related to growth hormone are connected to longevity and now we have discovered a specific mutation that is directly involved [in longevity], said Prof. Gil Atzmon, who runs Haifa University’s

Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says

When it comes to stomach discomfort during exercise, forget that old adage "no pain, no gain." New research suggests that excessive strenuous exercise may lead to gut damage.

"The stress response of prolonged vigorous exercise shuts down gut function," said lead author Ricardo Costa.

"The redistribution of blood flow away from the gut and towards working muscles creates gut cell injury that may lead to cell

Plants have been used for their medicinal powers for centuries. Now a farm in Zippori is cultivating these plants for sale all over the world

Plants have been utilized for their medicinal powers since ancient times. Today such plants are shedding their “alternative healing” label, as researchers are analyzing and quantifying their properties, and as more and more allopathic medical doctors are incorporating them into their healing practices. 

Roni and Peretz Gan run the SupHerbs farm in