Medicine

Mosquitoes in areas of Virginia Beach test positive for West Nile Virus

Mosquitoes in areas of Virginia Beach test positive for West Nile Virus William Meredith says heavy rainfall in May and June meant more adult mosquitoes statewide, but mosquito numbers were knocked down with extensive spraying. DEET All Day, Every Day: Whenever you're outside, use insect repellents that contain DEET or other EPA approved repellents and follow instructions. [Full Article...]

U.S. Says North Korea Illegally Imports Oil Products

U.S. Says North Korea Illegally Imports Oil Products Under the latest sanctions resolution adopted in December, crude oil supplies to North Korea were capped at four million barrels per year and a ceiling of 500,000 barrels of refined oil products per year was set. Pompeo insisted that a raft of tough economic sanctions imposed on North Korea would remain in place until "final, fully verified denuclearisation" occurs. [Full Article...]

IL ranked 7th worst state to retire

IL ranked 7th worst state to retire New York's taxes are also among the worst. NY was the worst - not a huge surprise given the state's high cost of living, high taxes, and the lower quality of health care. NY came up last. In addition to placing tops overall, South Dakota ranked first in well-being, second in taxes, 10th in cultural vitality and 12th in healthcare quality. [Full Article...]

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7B in ovarian cancer suit

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7B in ovarian cancer suit J&J said it was 'deeply disappointed in the verdict'. The women claimed their ovarian cancer was caused by exposure to asbestos allegedly found in the baby powder. Asbestos, a well-known cancer-causing agent, is often mined near talc. In 1982, Harvard researcher Daniel Cramer reported a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer. [Full Article...]

Tippecanoe Health Dept.: West Nile virus found in Tippecanoe County

When mosquitoes test positive, the program increases its prevention efforts during daytime and evening hours in the area where the trap is located. The Tippecanoe Health Department stated this does not come as a surprise due to the fact that West Nile Virus was present in the county last year, and we were expecting to see it again this year. [Full Article...]

Scientists: a New infection that is sexually transmitted, causes infertility

Scientists: a New infection that is sexually transmitted, causes infertility The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV says that the infection is often mistaken for other sexually transmitted infections with similar symptoms, meaning that patients are given... Experts have warned that if it continues to become resistant to antibiotics, it can become a full-blown superbug causing infertility in more than 3,000 women. [Full Article...]

Ever colour X-ray on a human performed

Ever colour X-ray on a human performed Traditional X-rays produce a black image when passing through soft tissue and a white image when absorbed by denser bone material. This new technology provides an accurate picture of the x-ray site that will allow for more accurate diagnosis of medical conditions. [Full Article...]

Scientists Use CRISPR To Engineer Cancer Cells That Kill Own Tumor

Scientists Use CRISPR To Engineer Cancer Cells That Kill Own Tumor The scientists noted in their study that before the correction of genetic mutations was proposed to do with the use of long DNA sequences in T-cells (human immune cells), which led to the death of these cells due to the toxicity of DNA. With their inherent self-homing ability, the cells made their way back to the three tumors the study researchers were testing: primary glioblastoma, recurrent glio... [Full Article...]

VR therapy may reduce fear of heights

The subject rated the extent of their fear of heights with scores in a series of questionnaires at the start of the study , at the end of the two-week therapy period, and then again two weeks later. The authors identified some limitations, such as the lack of a direct comparison between now utilized psychological treatments for phobias (counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy)... [Full Article...]

Trump admin cuts funding to program that aids ACA enrollment

Trump admin cuts funding to program that aids ACA enrollment Under the risk adjustment program, the federal government each year collects money from insurers with healthier customers and puts it into a pool that's used to fund insurers with sicker, higher-cost patients. "This comes at a time when the market was looking really strong for 2019, and insurers were coming off a very profitable year". "It is important to keep in mind that the original risk adju... [Full Article...]

$4.69 Billion Verdict Pounds Johnson & Johnson in 22-Plaintiff, Talc-Cancer Trial

$4.69 Billion Verdict Pounds Johnson & Johnson in 22-Plaintiff, Talc-Cancer Trial As the verdict was read in court, the first eight of 22 plaintiffs were each awarded US$25-million - and damages were still being announced for the other 14 plaintiffs. The company's products don't contain asbestos and don't cause ovarian cancer, she said. Johnson & Johnson vehemently denies that their product is unsafe and vowed to appeal the verdict. [Full Article...]

Recall of Valsartan containing drugs

Recall of Valsartan containing drugs The recall was triggered after traces of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) were found in the valsartan used in the affected products. Drugs containing valsartan are used to treat high blood pressure and help prevent heart attacks and stroke. The 219 drugs containing Chinese-made Valsartan are among 571 available drugs in Korea that contain the ingredient coming from other countries. This explanation... [Full Article...]

‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella This brings the total number of illnesses to 100 people since March, although the outbreak was not announced until June. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration said on Thursday recalled Kellogg Co Honey Smacks cereal was still being sold at retail outlets and warned consumers not to purchase the product. [Full Article...]

MS reports first West Nile virus human case of 2018

MS reports first West Nile virus human case of 2018 For those individuals who do spend their mornings and evenings outdoors, the health district recommends wearing light-colored, long-sleeved clothing, while also making sure exposed skin is covered with a mosquito repellent that contains DEET or picaridin. [Full Article...]

Monsanto Lawsuit Over Cancer Claims Can Proceed, Federal Judge Rules

Monsanto Lawsuit Over Cancer Claims Can Proceed, Federal Judge Rules Dozens of the suits were joined to be heard in the court of U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria - who, even as he allowed the case to proceed, said the plaintiffs "appear to face a daunting challenge" in supporting their claims at the next phase of the case. [Full Article...]

Texas Parents Consider Divorce to Afford Child's Health Care

Texas Parents Consider Divorce to Afford Child's Health Care Grey makes roughly $40,000 annually, and the family doesn't qualify for Medicaid and is far down on waiting lists for other state assistants. "You really have to adapt to someone needing you 24/7, all the time", Maria Grey said. "We just have struggled and struggled with it". He says what's happening to his family is "morally wrong", but they will do whatever they can to help Brighton, who they sa... [Full Article...]

Heart Assoc. Says Multivitamins Don’t Help As Much As You Think

Heart Assoc. Says Multivitamins Don’t Help As Much As You Think Using multivitamin or mineral supplements to guard against cardiovascular disease is not recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA). The use of multivitamin and mineral supplements is widespread in the United States. Taking vitamins and minerals was tied to lower risk of coronary heart disease (RR 0.88, 95% CI 0.79 to 0.97), though randomized data alone did not support this. [Full Article...]

What to know about infant feeding guidelines, as USA opposes breastfeeding resolution

What to know about infant feeding guidelines, as USA opposes breastfeeding resolution The breastfeeding advocate also went on to address a tweet by US President Donald Trump , in which he referenced the New York Times article as " fake news ", stating that the US "strongly supports breastfeeding but we don't believe women should be denied access to formula". [Full Article...]

Babies should be fed solid food from just 3 MONTHS

Babies should be fed solid food from just 3 MONTHS The study by King's College, London , and St George's, University of London , found that moving that timeline up by three months has positive effects for both moms and babies. Parents of exclusively breastfed babies were more likely to perceive their babies as having sleep problems, researchers found. Co author of the study Dr Michael Perkin, from St George's, University of London, said: "Give... [Full Article...]

Man exposed to flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing

About one in seven people with the infection dies, according to the CDC , and limb amputations are common. Doctors at Cooper University Hospital, where Perez is listed in critical condition, are trying to save all four of his limbs. The Department of Health says it only sees about 200 cases of the disease each year. Vibrio usually infects a person who eats raw or undercooked shellfish but can als... [Full Article...]


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