Medicine

Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

At least 46 people have overdosed at or near a park that runs alongside Yale University from a suspected bad batch of K2 synthetic cannabis, authorities have said. Dan Malloy said the state's public health agency provided 50 doses of naloxone, another name for Narcan, to replenish the supply that had been used on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Visit to DRC left me 'more worried' about Ebola — WHO chief

Visit to DRC left me 'more worried' about Ebola — WHO chief Vaccinations began Wednesday in the current outbreak, which was declared on august 1 and has killed 11 people in the densely populated region. Apart from the lack of access, the World Health Organization chief cited several factors that complicated the operational environment for Ebola responders, including the high population density in North Kivu, which was not an issue in Equateur Prov... [Full Article...]

Authorities Say 15 Overdosed In 45 Minutes At Connecticut Park

The Courant said authorities had determined that patients had smoked the synthetic cannabinoid K-2 laced with fentanyl. Officials were testing the blood of the victims to see exactly what they ingested. About five of his friends from the city's green overdosed on Wednesday. It said major causes of the increase in deaths was due to the growing number of people using opioids and that the drugs t... [Full Article...]

NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

NY University offers free tuition for all medical students Rafael Rivera, associate dean for admission and financial aid, told ABC News on Thursday. The U.S. News and World Report ranked NYU the third best medical school in the nation. It has raised more than $450 million. The school also implemented in 2013 an accelerated 3-year M.D. program so students could start earning a salary one year earlier. [Full Article...]

Alphabet to invest US$375 million in health insurer Oscar Health

Alphabet to invest US$375 million in health insurer Oscar Health Schlosser explained in an interview with Wired that Alphabet's new investments will help Oscar Health improve its internal infrastructure, clinical management system, and consumer-facing technologies such as on-demand concierge insurance apps. [Full Article...]

Dozens overdose on synthetic marijuana in New Haven, Connecticut, authorities say

Paramedics were forced to permanently station themselves at the New Haven Green, a historic park that borders Yale University , on Wednesday as the number of people falling unconscious or vomiting increased. So far, no deaths have been reported, although some had life-threatening symptoms. No deaths were reported in either outbreak. One arrest has been made in connection with the overdoses. [Full Article...]

Here are the best hospitals in SC, according to new U.S

Here are the best hospitals in SC, according to new U.S News, coming in 17th place a year ago and ranking as high as 8th place in 2012. Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin was No. 2 in the area and No. The closest hospital on the top 20 national list is Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, which ranked No. 13. A hospital with more national rankings in the 12 data-driven specialties outranks a hospital with fewer national ran... [Full Article...]

FDA approves marketing of first ‘digital birth control’ app

FDA approves marketing of first ‘digital birth control’ app Women can track the days they are fertile based on body temperature readings their menstrual cycles. The "typical use" failure rate took into account women who sometimes did not use the app correctly or may have had unprotected sex on a day when the app flagged that they were fertile. [Full Article...]

Police make multiple arrests after 76 people overdose at Connecticut park

Although there have been no deaths, at least two people suffered life-threatening symptoms, according to authorities. They said the person was "intentionally distributing to this product to our homeless population". "Don't put your life in harm". Officials were testing the blood of victims to determine what exactly triggered their symptoms. The Courant said authorities had determined that ... [Full Article...]

Vaping damages vital immune system cells

Vaping damages vital immune system cells A large number of e-cigarette companies are being bought up by tobacco companies and there's certainly an agenda to portray e-cigarettes as safe. Research on e-cigarettes has been a bit of a moving target, said Dr. With vaping becoming a style statement globally including in India, a small yet significant study has found that vaporisers may potentially disable key immune cells in the lung and bo... [Full Article...]

Laced K2 tied to at least 40 overdoses in New Haven park

Some became unconscious and others vomited, authorities said. Officials said the patients were "all different ages". Other reports said it was 76 people. 71 people suffering from apparent overdoses were transported to local hospitals from the New Haven Green, according Dave Hartman with New Haven Police. [Full Article...]

Health officials continuing to monitor measles outbreak

Health officials continuing to monitor measles outbreak Symptoms include a mild-to-moderate fever, a cough, runny nose, red eyes and a sore throat. Health officials warn we are on track for a more infectious year than usual, with cases cropping up from coast to coast. In Michigan, four cases have been reported this year. The symptoms are then followed by a rash that appears on a person's face and then spreads downward to the neck, arms, legs and feet... [Full Article...]

Health Dept. warns of ‘serious’ West Nile season coming up

Health Dept. warns of ‘serious’ West Nile season coming up The Kent County Health Department is warning of a potentially serious outbreak of the West Nile virus this season. This mosquito can then pass the virus to people and animals by biting them. Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites: • Wear shoes, socks, long trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods or when mosquitoes are most active from dusk to dawn; • Wear light-co... [Full Article...]

Mayo Clinic in Rochester Ranked #1 Hospital In State & Nation

Mayo Clinic in Rochester Ranked #1 Hospital In State & Nation Massachusetts General Hospital has once again been singled out as one of the best medical institutions in the country. The publisher updated its metrics for this year's rankings, including more of a focus on patient outcomes. However, just 29 received a high rating in all nine procedures and conditions, compared with 48 a year ago. It was also ranked as high-performing in nine common condi... [Full Article...]

Fredericton man, 48, charged with four counts of first-degree murder in shooting

Fredericton man, 48, charged with four counts of first-degree murder in shooting On Sunday, after police removed the barricades that were blocking their access to the road, Perrin and two others appeared eager to describe what they'd seen and heard. Caitlyn Francis, who lives in the complex where the shooting occurred, said she heard the first sirens between 7:10 and 7:13 a.m., as she was getting her four-year-old stepson ready for daycare. [Full Article...]

Here are NC’s best hospitals. Only one makes the national Honor Roll

News and World Report, which released its Best Hospitals Rankings Tuesday. Since 2005, the ranking methodology and analysis has been done by RTI International, the nonprofit research organization in Research Triangle Park. U.S. News assess hospitals in 25 different areas - 16 areas of complex care and nine standard procedures and conditions. U.S. News ranked hospitals in 16 specialized categor... [Full Article...]

Northwestern Memorial ranked best hospital in IL

Fourteen different specialties at the Clinic earned national rankings report. Some of the adult specialties ranked are 1st for urology, 2nd for rheumatology and 3rd for both orthopedics and pulmonology. The top five US hospitals for 2018-2019 were the Mayo Clinic based in Rochester, Minn.; Cleveland Clinic; Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital, Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital; and th... [Full Article...]

Blue Light, Blindness May Go Together, New Study Shows

Blue Light, Blindness May Go Together, New Study Shows The UT researchers are now measuring light coming from televisions, handphones and table screens to better understand how cells in the eyes respond to everyday blue light exposure. Wait! Before you read the headline (too late) and decide to chuck your smartphone against a wall to save your precious eyes, at least hear the details of a recent study from a team out of the University of Toledo that e... [Full Article...]

Orca's 'tour of grief' over after carrying dead calf for weeks

Orca's 'tour of grief' over after carrying dead calf for weeks A Southern Resident orca who carried the corpse of her calf for at least 17 days in mourning has released it. "The ordeal of J35 carrying her dead calf for at least seventeen days and [1600km] is now over, thank goodness", researcher Ken Balcomb said on Twitter . [Full Article...]

Blue light from smartphones may speed blindness

Blue light from smartphones may speed blindness The new study comes from a team of researchers at the University of Toledo in the United States who showed that a long term exposure to the blue light can raise the levels of certain poisonous molecules released within the light sensitive cells of the eyes leading to macular degeneration . [Full Article...]


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