Medicine

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...]

One million people in France quit smoking a year ago

One million people in France quit smoking a year ago The organisation urged governments to adopt these measures as it would help to reduce tobacco use and protect people from Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). WHO Representative to the Philippines Dr. Gundo Weiler, meanwhile, said that tobacco use is not only affecting the smokers itself but also their families as well as the country's economy. [Full Article...]

Everything To Know About Deadly Nipah Virus

Everything To Know About Deadly Nipah Virus The Ministry had yesterday asked people not to "panic" saying the outbreak was "unlikely" to spread further as early and efficient containment measures were being taken. Today the death toll of the virus - which has no vaccine - rose to 11, with nearly 100 people being treated as potential cases. Based on data so far, Christopher Broder, one of the main researchers behind the project, said the ... [Full Article...]

The FDA Is Warning That Children’s Teething Products Are Unsafe

The FDA Is Warning That Children’s Teething Products Are Unsafe Of particular concern is a rare but potentially life-threatening side effect benzocaine can have in babies and young children called methemoglobinemia , in which the amount of oxygen in a person's blood is reduced. Inflammation from teething may also stimulate pain-causing nerves, so reducing inflammation may help relieve baby's pain. The headline was followed with, "Agency urges companies to... [Full Article...]

Judge rules Trump can't block individuals from his Twitter feed

Judge rules Trump can't block individuals from his Twitter feed Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald of the US District Court for the Southern District of NY sided with the argument made by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University that the president's Twitter feed constitutes a "designated public forum", and that Trump therefore can't block users based on their political views. [Full Article...]

Jared Kushner finally gets permanent security clearance

Jared Kushner finally gets permanent security clearance According to The New York Times , Kushner was issued permanent security clearance by career staffers of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, after the investigative agency completed its background check against the president's son-in-law. He could lose his clearance tomorrow if he is indicted. That means Kushner once again has access to the nation's most sensitive information. "For that job... [Full Article...]

Number of confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo adds up to 14

Number of confirmed Ebola cases in DR Congo adds up to 14 The Ebola cases were all located in the area around Bikoro, close to the Congo River, and around 150 km- about 95 miles - from the provincial capital Mbandaka, which is a busy port city. "We're certainly not trying to cause any panic in the national or global community", Salama said. "Urban Ebola can result in an exponential increase in cases in a way that rural Ebola struggles to do". [Full Article...]

TN to sue Purdue Pharma for role in opioid crisis

TN to sue Purdue Pharma for role in opioid crisis The State of Texas is suing Purdue Pharma , the maker of OxyContin, over the opioid crisis in Texas. A total of 22 states have now filed actions against one or more opioid drug markers, seeking financial compensation for states' law enforcement and drug treatment expenses. [Full Article...]

Congo, UN deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic

Congo, UN deploy specialists to tackle Ebola epidemic A further 362 people at risk have been identified using contact tracing, said Dr. Ibrahima-Soce Fall, WHO regional emergency director for Africa. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday that use of the vaccine could begin by the end of this week. [Full Article...]

Red tide causing surf to glow in parts of California

Red tide causing surf to glow in parts of California The last time the shores of San Diego were lit up by a bioluminescence-producing red tide was in 2013. It may look otherworldly, but a striking display of light seen on some beaches in Southern California this week has a very earthly (or ocean-y) explanation. [Full Article...]


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