Medicine

Here's why you may want to avoid eating romaine lettuce

The infections have occurred in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington. Five people have been hospitalized in the US and one has died, the Consumer Reports article said. Meanwhile in Canada, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on Dec 28 reported one more case, raising the outbreak tot... [Full Article...]

Henderson's Methodist Hospital sets visitation restrictions due to flu

Henderson's Methodist Hospital sets visitation restrictions due to flu The flu is now considered widespread in Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Cold and flu season has yet to peak, according to medical experts, but Kansas City is already feeling sick and exhausted. Achebe said not everyone who gets the flu is asked whether they were immunized, but a few people who got the shot still got sick. This season's vaccine is only 10 percent eff... [Full Article...]

Gaming Disorder added to list of 2018 diseases

Gaming Disorder added to list of 2018 diseases World Health Organization defines gaming behavior as "impaired control over gaming" (ie, how often and for how long one plays game), "increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests", and "continuation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences", (such as being fired, or missing too much school). [Full Article...]

Christmas storm buries Erie, Pennsylvania in record amount of snow

The largest snow accumulations on Monday were in northern New England, with the National Weather Service reporting 13 inches reported on the ground in New Gloucester, Maine. Paul and minus-16 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. The high will be near 14, with a wind chill of between minus 5 and 2. Seattle had its first white Christmas in nine years. [Full Article...]

Flu activity in Kentucky now classified as widespread

Flu activity in Kentucky now classified as widespread No. 1 on the list is to get a flu shot. ADH noted that it only receives "a fraction" of the actual flu cases, so the overall burden of the illness could be higher. A 73-year-old and an 80-year-old died after complications from the seasonal flu. "I certainly wouldn't put others at risk", that individual said. Twelve of 17 regions had confirmed flu cases. [Full Article...]

Colin Kaepernick, Steph Curry Want To Buy Carolina Panthers With Diddy

Diddy's plan was not well received by all, with many commenters educating him that the Panthers are a two-state team and many expressing their support for Cam Newton and not wanting to see him get booted for Kaepernick. "ATTN all @ NFL owners, it's time for diversity!" The 29-year-old's national anthem protest means he has been without a team since he opted out of his contract with the S... [Full Article...]

GasBuddy: Christmas gas prices will be highest since 2013

GasBuddy: Christmas gas prices will be highest since 2013 By Christmas, prices in Florida should be on par with what they were a year ago - $2.32 - if they continue falling at a rate of about a penny a day, Jenkins said. The average price for a gallon of gas is about 20 cents more than this time last year and about 40 cents higher than two years ago. "As long as demand for gasoline continues to weaken, gasoline inventories will continue growing and it'... [Full Article...]

Trump calls for infrastructure investment after fatal Amtrak crash in Dupont

Trump calls for infrastructure investment after fatal Amtrak crash in Dupont Amtrak Cascades train 501 was taking its inaugural run down a new route today outside of Tacoma, Washington. A website that maps location and speed using data from Amtrak's train tracker app showed the train was going 81.1 miles per hour (129 kph) about a quarter of a mile from the point where it derailed , where the speed limit is significantly lower. [Full Article...]

Report of shooting at Penn State Beaver campus

Report of shooting at Penn State Beaver campus Hermick said it wasn't a random event. They say there is no longer a threat at this time and police are on scene. This happened right near the campus dining hall and the food services area in the parking lot. . This was never an "active shooter" event. Johnston-Smith said students were not involved, but wouldn't confirm whether any employees were. We have now learned calls first came in as s... [Full Article...]

Flu Season Expected To be Harsher This Year

Flu Season Expected To be Harsher This Year For a widespread declaration, Shelton said, at least half the districts in the commonwealth have to confirm the presence of flu through hospital emergency room records. But, the remaining two or three varations of the flu in the vaccine. Its a safe and effective way to prevent illness and save lives by significantly limiting your likelihood of passing on flu symptoms to vulnerable loved ones, ” ... [Full Article...]

Carson Wentz out for remainder of season due to torn ACL

Carson Wentz out for remainder of season due to torn ACL Nick Foles replaced Wentz on the next drive for the Eagles (11-2), who clinched the NFC East title with Sunday's victory at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for their first division title since 2013. He is 20-17 as a starter, including playoffs. Foles spent a year with the Rams, then a season in Kansas City with Pederson as offensive coordinator, before returning to Philadelphia as a free ag... [Full Article...]

Healthy Living: CDC says flu cases this year are double; get vaccinated

Healthy Living: CDC says flu cases this year are double; get vaccinated However, the problem with flu is that the virus constantly changes. It is impossible to contract a case of flu from the vaccine. "The number of (flu) notifications reached 215,280 by mid-October, far exceeding the 59,022 cases reported during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, according to the Australian Government Department of Health", researchers said. [Full Article...]

Local mall offers "Sensory Santa" event for children with Autism

Local mall offers The mall opened several hours early to avoid the crowds and parents were asked to register in advance to avoid long lines. "When there is a lot more people, they get a lot more nervous". Staff turned off the music. "He's the one who is diagnosed with autism.", Kelley Ogletree said. That's where the event " Santa Cares " comes in. "It's about the children". [Full Article...]

Larry Nassar victim calls his apology an attempt to "look less evil"

Larry Nassar victim calls his apology an attempt to The criminal cases against Nassar followed reports previous year in The Indianapolis Star about how USA Gymnastics , which trains Olympians, mishandled complaints about sexual misconduct involving the doctor and coaches. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina responded: "You used your position of trust in the most vile way: to abuse children". Ms. Raisman, who was the captain of the teams that took home gol... [Full Article...]

Moderate coffee drinking could be good for you, says new research

Moderate coffee drinking could be good for you, says new research There were also lower rates of type 2 diabetes, gallstones and dementia associated with coffee consumption. Everyone knows that there are thought to be tremendous health benefits to coffee, but experts sometimes warn people that they should pace themselves and avoid drinking too much. [Full Article...]

Science just proved that owning a dog makes you live longer

Science just proved that owning a dog makes you live longer The Swedish study , which tracked more than 3.4 million people, as Time reported , found that folks who have dogs reduce their risk of death by 11% and cut their chances of cardiovascular death by 15%. The lead author of the study, Mwenya Mubanga from Uppsala University , stated, "The results showed that single dog owners had a 33% reduction in risk of death and 11% reduction in risk of heart... [Full Article...]

There Will Probably Never Be a Human Head Transplant

There Will Probably Never Be a Human Head Transplant Like when he claimed to have successfully transplanted a monkey's head past year. Valery Spiridonov, a Russian tech scientist, reached out to him saying that he was willing to participate. Not only would head and neck tissue, nerve cells, and spinal cords have to be grafted together to create functional units; the patient going through such an extensive procedure would have to stay alive for l... [Full Article...]

Shepard Smith Shocks Fox Viewers by Debunking 'Hillary Clinton Uranium Scandal'

Shepard Smith Shocks Fox Viewers by Debunking 'Hillary Clinton Uranium Scandal' A day before Manafort's arrest, Trump said that the approval of the uranium sale is just one reason why Clinton should be investigated and, in a tweet, urged Republicans to "DO SOMETHING!" Smith's critique, which called President Donald Trump's accusations against Clinton "inaccurate", was triggered by renewed calls from Republicans on Capitol Hill for a special counsel to investigate Clinton.... [Full Article...]

Digital Abilify pill secures first-of-its-kind FDA approval

Abilify MyCite must be dispensed with a patient medication guide that describes important information about the drug's uses and risks. According to the FDA, the Abilify has been approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as well as an add-on treatment for depression . [Full Article...]

Sex triggered one in 100 fatal heart attacks in men, finds analysis

Sex triggered one in 100 fatal heart attacks in men, finds analysis The figures were for sudden cardiac arrest , as opposed to a myocardial infarction, which is what is better known as a heart attack. The risk of that happening is very low, according to a new study . That means that sex is linked to only about one in a hundred cases of cardiac arrest in men. In addition, African Americans comprised 7.8 percent of the sudden cardiac arrests in the study, but ne... [Full Article...]


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