Medicine

Grandma throttles rabid bobcat to death following attack

Grandma throttles rabid bobcat to death following attack If she would have came out it would have killed her", said Phillips. "It came for my face", the 46-year-old told the Athens Banner-Herald. The police report said blood was running down Mealor's face, arms and legs. "It wanted me dead". The local health department was notified of the incident and responded to the scene. Phillips' daughter-in-law Heather Mealor wrote on Facebook that the " k... [Full Article...]

Wait, don't eat that until you see this list of recalled foods

Wait, don't eat that until you see this list of recalled foods Shah, M.D., J.D. "Retailers should not sell or serve recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal". "However, Honey Smacks products with earlier dates could also potentially be contaminated", the FDA warned. NY has the highest number of cases - seven - while California, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania have each reported five cases. However, diarrhea for some people may be so severe that they need to ... [Full Article...]

Erectile dysfunction may double heart disease risk

Erectile dysfunction may double heart disease risk According to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Public Health, mild to moderate ED affects 10 percent of men per decade of life; for example, 50 percent of men have it by age 50. Dr. Richard Becker, an American Heart Association spokesman, said the study results need confirmation. Several previous studies have already proven that impotence and heart disease may develop through simil... [Full Article...]

Idaho boy recovering from rare case of plague

Idaho boy recovering from rare case of plague Symptoms of bubonic and pneumonic plague are similar and include headache, fever and chills, and extreme weakness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the USA, the areas where the plague is more common include northern New Mexico, northern Arizona, southern Colorado, California, southern OR and western Nevada. [Full Article...]

AHIP, Others React to DOJ Move Against ACA in Texas

AHIP, Others React to DOJ Move Against ACA in Texas Ironically, it was the penalty that caused uproar over Obamacare, but its removal was the basis for the states' argument that Obamacare is now unconstitutional: without the mandate being tied to a tax (which is how the Supreme Court defined the penalty), it's no longer based on Congressional authority and now the whole thing needs to be thrown out. [Full Article...]

Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths This week's deaths of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain , 61, and style icon Kate Spade , 55, has once again put a spotlight on suicide prevention. Those trends apply to almost every segment of the US population: Suicide rates have increased in 44 states, among all racial and ethnic groups and in every age range except adults older than 75. [Full Article...]

Trump justice department will stop defending key parts of Obamacare

Trump justice department will stop defending key parts of Obamacare According to health-policy experts, a court ruling in favor of the suing GOP states and the administration would trigger what one called "immediate chaos" in the law's insurance marketplaces created under the law. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY urged President Donald Trump to reverse the decision. But the lawsuit argues that since the mandate can no longer raise any revenue, the ... [Full Article...]

Relay full of life

Relay full of life Luminaria bags are for sale online and at the Relay to place around the track in memory of those who have passed and to honor those who are still fighting the disease or who have survived, sometimes for many years. "Newtown has such a wonderful and supportive close-knit community of survivors and caregivers", he said. That sense of community was present throughout the day, from the moment parti... [Full Article...]

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at age 61

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain found dead at age 61 Travel and food superstar Anthony Bourdain died of a reported suicide and was found dead Friday, June 8, according to CNN . The cause of death is apparent suicide . I immediately thought of Eric and his deep friendship with Tony when I heard the news today. He taught us about food - but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. [Full Article...]

Buffett, Dimon and Bezos have a CEO for their health care venture

Buffett, Dimon and Bezos have a CEO for their health care venture Neither Buffett , chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.in Omaha, or Dimon , chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, predict their profits every three months. In the latest appeal, they said companies often hesitate to spend on technology, hiring, and research and development to meet quarterly earnings forecasts that can be affected by seasonal factors beyond their control. [Full Article...]

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon The melon products have been recalled, but authorities advise consumers not to eat pre-cut melon products produced at Caito Foods and packaged in clear, plastic clamshell containers. Diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps are the symptoms of salmonella infection. The illness often lasts 4 to 7 days. Pre-cut melon purchased at Kroger, Jay C or Payless stores in IN or MI should also be thrown away. [Full Article...]

No Nipah virus infection reported in Delhi

No Nipah virus infection reported in Delhi Rasil, a patient who died on Thursday could have been infected from Ismail, another victim of the virus. The number of confirmed Nipah virus cases has risen to 17 with the National Institute of Virology, Pune, finding its presence in the blood sample of a 28-year-old person from Karassery here, the sources said. [Full Article...]

Colon cancer screening should start earlier, American Cancer Society says

Colon cancer screening should start earlier, American Cancer Society says Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a physician with GHS. This screening is associated with reducing incidences of colorectal cancer, as well as mortality rates, through the detection and removal of polyps and other precancerous lesions. But overall, few outlets challenged the narrative that more lives would be saved with an earlier start to screening and that the benefits would outweigh the harms. [Full Article...]

More deaths in the E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce

The latest batch of illnesses are believed to be linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region. Most new cases involve people who became sick two or three weeks ago, when the tainted lettuce was still available for sale. According to the Mayo Clinic, O157 E.coli symptoms include diarrhea, which could be bloody, as well as abdominal cramping or pain, and in some people, nausea. [Full Article...]

New genes linked to intelligence | Ireland

New genes linked to intelligence | Ireland Now, the study conducted by a research team at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom found out this perception to be true but not in a simple manner instead of through a genetic research. Researchers said this has something to do with the genes. "Genetic studies of cognitive function are in their infancy, but this study is important in its sample size and power to detect novel asso... [Full Article...]

Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US

Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US In a statement , Allergan said it is notifying customers by recall letter. Birth control pills have been recalled because they were packaged incorrectly. The sample packs have been in circulation nationwide since August. The spokesperson said that the recall was made due to an error in a single pill pack, and so far, no other sample packs with the error have been identified, either within... [Full Article...]

Nipah Virus: one more death reported, death toll rises to 14

Nipah Virus: one more death reported, death toll rises to 14 Now along with the National Institute of Virology Pune, only Manipal Centre for Virus Research, Manipal Academy of High Education are equipped to carry out testing such as Real Time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) samples of throat swab in transport medium such as blood sample, urine sample and cerebrospinal fluid, he added. [Full Article...]

FDA: Some teething remedies can cause possibly fatal side effects in babies

FDA: Some teething remedies can cause possibly fatal side effects in babies The US Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to consumers Wednesday to stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine . New Jersey-based manufacturer Church and Dwight Co. Benzocaine is used in products to treat not just teething, but also sore throats, canker sores , and other oral irritations. [Full Article...]

Santa Fe school shooting prompts roundtable discussions with Gov. Abbott, Texas leaders

Santa Fe school shooting prompts roundtable discussions with Gov. Abbott, Texas leaders National Rifle Association officials have pointed out that a handgun and shotgun were used in the Santa Fe High shooting, arguing that this shows restrictions on military-style semi-automatic rifles won't stop such attacks. Two teachers and eight students, including Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, 17, were killed in the attack, police said. Fisher finally stood up to him and embarrassed ... [Full Article...]

Tokarczuk wins 2018 Man Booker International Prize

Tokarczuk wins 2018 Man Booker International Prize Announced Tuesday at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London , the Man Booker International Prize is handed out by the same organization that awards the Man Booker Prize for fiction, celebrating the finest works of translated fiction from around the world. [Full Article...]