Medicine

Should Halloween be moved to the last Saturday in October?

Should Halloween be moved to the last Saturday in October? The supermodel and TV personality dressed as Princess Fiona from " Shrek " for her 19th annual Halloween party on Wednesday. "I kind of always wanted to be Fiona, but I never had the Shrek to do it with". For the seventh year in a row, the 50-year-old talk show host released his latest "I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy " video - and the reactions are priceless! The model and t... [Full Article...]

9th death reported at pediatric centre amid viral outbreak

9th death reported at pediatric centre amid viral outbreak A staff member who had fallen ill has since recovered from this strain of adenovirus , but the medically fragile children are the ones most vulnerable to the virus. Most adenovirus infections are mild, with symptoms usually lasting about 10 days, according to the CDC . The state Department of Health Communicable Disease Service has been on site monitoring the outbreak. [Full Article...]

When to Get Checked for Breast Cancer - NJ Docs Weigh In

When to Get Checked for Breast Cancer - NJ Docs Weigh In After the local mum discovered she was a carrier of the BRCA mutant gene, which greatly increases the chance of getting breast cancer , she took the courageous and daunting decision to have a double mastectomy. Brem. "However we understand that once you are able to do this in a normal frequency as determined by your healthcare provider there are no harmful effects at all ". [Full Article...]

Sixth Washington child hospitalized with mysterious illness, health officials say

Sixth Washington child hospitalized with mysterious illness, health officials say Acute flaccid myelitis has been diagnosed in at least six Minnesota children and health officials admit there are gaps in our understanding of the disease, including its causes and how to treat it. In Chicago, doctors say Julia Payne had an enterovirus that caused the AFM. AFM is a rare condition that affects the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord. [Full Article...]

Selena Gomez back in mental health facility

Selena Gomez back in mental health facility Gomez, who underwent a kidney transplant a year ago, was then taken to hospital a second time last week as her cell count didn't go up and "freaked out" when she couldn't leave, news.com.au reports . Gomez has received DBT in the past and it treats various mental health illnesses. DBT - which Selena has undergone in the past - is an evidence-based psychotherapy created to help people sufferi... [Full Article...]

Bitter Battle Over Kavanaugh Adds Fuel to Midterm Showdown

Bitter Battle Over Kavanaugh Adds Fuel to Midterm Showdown WASHINGTON ― Democrats on Thursday agreed to expedite votes on 15 of President Donald Trump's nominees to lifetime federal court seats so they could allow vulnerable members to campaign less than a month before the November midterm elections. [Full Article...]

Man dies of brain-eating amoeba after visiting water park

A New Jersey man has been killed by a brain-eating parasite he may have contracted at a wave pool in Texas, reports claim. Stabile, an avid outdoorsman, came down with a sudden severe headache while mowing his lawn September 16, according to a GoFundMe page . [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Scientists Who Developed Breakthrough Cancer Treatment

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Scientists Who Developed Breakthrough Cancer Treatment Research by Allison at the University of Texas in the United States and Honjo at Japan's Kyoto University explored how the body's immune system can be harnessed to attack cancer cells by releasing the brakes on immune cells. "There were a lot of smart people to work with, and it felt like we could do nearly anything". Meanwhile, Allison left UC Berkeley in 2004 for Memorial Sloan Kettering resea... [Full Article...]

Vikings ordered Griffen undergo mental evaluation

Vikings ordered Griffen undergo mental evaluation The primary concern for Griffen is what happened over the weekend, as officers of the Minneapolis Police Department were called to Hotel Ivy on Saturday because, per a police report obtained by ESPN's Courtney Cronin , "an individual was threatening to shoot someone if he wasn't allowed in his room". [Full Article...]

Mental Patients Chained in Back of Sheriff’s Van Drown During Florence

Mental Patients Chained in Back of Sheriff’s Van Drown During Florence Richardson said the deputies and two patients began the trip that afternoon from a hospital near Conway, where tributaries of the Pee Dee River are overflowing their banks. Two deputies were rescued but the detainees died. "High water rescue teams arrived and were able to rescue the two deputies from the top of the van". [Full Article...]

STDs hit all-time highs in U.S. for fourth straight year, CDC reports

STDs hit all-time highs in U.S. for fourth straight year, CDC reports Almost 2.3 million STDs were diagnosed previous year, which is a record number. It is the highest figure ever recorded - outstripping the record set in 2016 by more than 200,000. "If we're not teaching people how to keep themselves safe from sexually transmitted infections early, then we start to see these surges and increases in those rates", Rauch said. [Full Article...]

Veteran US Senator John McCain dies at 81 after fighting brain cancer

Veteran US Senator John McCain dies at 81 after fighting brain cancer His dogged patriotism and passion for country made him an inspiration, and a model, for all of us. Maj John McCain being examined by a Vietnamese doctor. In the Senate, he was a mentor to so many senators: he taught us how to work with leaders on the world stage, and he taught us how to work with each other regardless of party back at home. [Full Article...]

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states Past year there was a total of 118 cases in just 15 states. It is likely that the number of cases in 2018 will be much more than that. Measles can spread when it reaches a community in the USA where groups of people are unvaccinated . In the summertime, many families in the Santa Clarita Valley travel to locations throughout the globe and should be cautious of the many diseases still prevalent ... [Full Article...]

West Nile found in Brattleboro

West Nile found in Brattleboro CT environmental officials say a hawk that attacked people may have been suffering from neurological issues related to West Nile virus . There was one human case of West Nile virus in Oxford County in 2017. Limit outdoor activities during dusk and dawn to prevent mosquito bites. Unfortunately, there are no preventive vaccines to prevent or medications to treat WNV infections. [Full Article...]

Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee | Lexington Herald Leader

Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee | Lexington Herald Leader There are no confirmed human cases of the virus in the region so far this year . Gov. Dannel Malloy said there's been a rapid build-up of the virus following recent tests, which showed infected mosquitoes rose to levels that were higher than this time previous year. [Full Article...]

Portillo’s offering 2 hot dogs for $5 for National Hot Dog Week

Portillo’s offering 2 hot dogs for $5 for National Hot Dog Week You'll have to settle for hot dog's cousin - corn dog - at Sonic , but, hey, for 99 cents you can't complain. JJ's Red Hots- Their All America hot dogs are on sale for $2. Wednesday. Free pretzel dog for the first 100 customers. All Hwy 55 fans who download the app also receive a coupon for a FREE Hwy 55 milkshake. Get Big Bite hot dogs at 7-Eleven for only $1 on July 18. [Full Article...]

Is the Trump Administration at War with Breastfeeding?

Is the Trump Administration at War with Breastfeeding? The New York Times said the USA was "embracing the interests of infant formula manufacturers" and even threatened Ecuador and other countries with financial retaliation. 'The resolution as originally drafted placed unnecessary hurdles for mothers seeking to provide nutrition to their children, ' an H.H.S. spokesman said. [Full Article...]

Trump nears decision on replacement for Supreme Court

Trump nears decision on replacement for Supreme Court Three Democratic senators sure to face tremendous pressure over whether to back President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee have been invited to Monday's White House announcement of the pick. "I was a law clerk to [former Justice Harry Blackmun]". Hardiman , 53, a judge on the federal court in Philadelphia, is less known in terms of his legal philosophy, but has roots in the working class ... [Full Article...]

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melons Of the 60 people reported sick, 31 have been hospitalized due to illness associated with the infection. The CDC said the recalled products were sold in clear, plastic containers at Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen's, Sprouts, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Walmart and Whole Foods/Amazon. [Full Article...]

More Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo - Gene Test

More Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo - Gene Test After surgery , one group got endocrine therapy only, while the other was treated with endocrine therapy plus chemotherapy . The findings could be a game-changer in breast cancer care, researchers and experts said. The patients then went on to receive either hormonal therapy alone or the combo of hormonal therapy plus chemotherapy . Until now, chemotherapy was highly recommended wit... [Full Article...]


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