Congo tests experimental Ebola treatment as deadly outbreak grows

So far the deadly virus has caused a death toll of 41, and among the 75 reported cases, 30 have been confirmed to be Ebola positive, including seven medical staff, and 27 to be probable. The WHO has expressed concern that the violence in North Kivu... More..

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New research on electronic cigarette warns about its deadly effects
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

New research on electronic cigarette warns about its deadly effects

Using a device that mimics vaping , Thickett's team exposed lung tissue from eight non-smokers to various types of e-cigarette fluid. A third of the cells were exposed to plain e-cigarette fluid, a third to di...More..

by | Friday, August 17, 2018

More than 70 people overdose in a single day in New Haven

Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a historic downtown park near Yale University . Three of them happened Tuesday night. The synthetic cannabinoid K2 is often laced with other substances, CNN...More..

Mass Overdose Leaves Connecticut Park Strewn with Dozens of Drugged-Out Victims
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Mass Overdose Leaves Connecticut Park Strewn with Dozens of Drugged-Out Victims

Officials say most of the overdoses happened on the New Haven Green throughout the day Wednesday. No deaths were reported, and most of those brought to local hospitals have been discharged. After the sixth re...More..

Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S

Mayo Clinic was also ranked the No. 1 best hospital in the nation. The honor roll includes 20 hospitals with the highest combined overall scores in 16 medical and surgical specialties. 5), pulmonology (No. 5...More..

NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students

About 93 first-year students will receive full-year scholarships, on top of 350 students who are already in the midst of their medical program, the publication said. At the same time, all current NYU medical st...More..

Renewed calls for overdose prevention sites following string of deaths
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Renewed calls for overdose prevention sites following string of deaths

We all have to work together". Last week, a representative of the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection said the site had prevented at least 11 overdoses since it opened in mid-February. "One (death) is obviously too ...More..

Police charges suspect in Fredericton shooting with murder
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Police charges suspect in Fredericton shooting with murder

Fredericton police have said two officers responded to reports of a shooting in an apartment complex at about 7:10 a.m. and found two victims on the ground - a man and woman later identified as Donnie Robichau...More..

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states, including Texas
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states, including Texas

Measles is considered highly contagious and can be spread through coughs and sneezes. According to the CDC, in 2017, 118 people from 15 states and the District of Columbia were reported to have measles. It wa...More..

Blue Light Emitted By Phones And Tablets Can Speed Up Blindness
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Blue Light Emitted By Phones And Tablets Can Speed Up Blindness

Ajith Karunarathne, one of the researchers and assistant professor in the University of Toledo explained in a statement . Blue light filters are popular on PC monitors and other displays as a way of preventi...More..

Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Grieving Orca Whale Releases Dead Calf After More Than Two Weeks

J35's calf was born near Victoria on July 24, but died moments later. An audio recording from earlier this month apparently featured the mother's "mournful and prominent" calls, Q13 Fox reported. The calf i...More..

by | Monday, August 13, 2018

After more than two weeks, orca drops body of her dead calf

The adult female named Tahlequah, or J35 by scientists, was spotted swimming without her baby near San Juan Island off Washington's coast on Saturday, scientists said. Scientists says grieving is common among m...More..

Worldwide team gives medication to sick killer whale at sea
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Worldwide team gives medication to sick killer whale at sea

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration told Q13FOX the department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada spotted the whale known as J35 carrying the calf near the tip of Washington's Olympic Peninsula. J...More..

Fertility underwear for men: Boxers will help conceive
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Fertility underwear for men: Boxers will help conceive

These men were found to have sperm concentrations that were 25% higher than the men who mostly wore tighter-fitting types of underwear, and total sperm counts that were 17% higher. This proven link between temp...More..

Mosquitoes in Boise, Garden City Test Positive for West Nile
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Mosquitoes in Boise, Garden City Test Positive for West Nile

So far there have been none reported in Jefferson and Orleans Parish. In 2017, Ada County's first positive West Nile test pool was reported in mid-July. Protecting yourself from mosquito bites is more importa...More..

First 2 human cases of West Nile in CT reported
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

First 2 human cases of West Nile in CT reported

Positive samples for West Nile have been found in Clark County for several years. "This is the first direct evidence of West Nile activity in our area this summer", reads a release from Hastings Prince Edward...More..

Priyanka Chopra Finally Opens Up On Her Engagement Rumours!
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Priyanka Chopra Finally Opens Up On Her Engagement Rumours!

Now she says it's her dream to play a man and she is eyeing Broadway too. "My personal life is not for public consumption". She is extremely flawed, she's not flawless, she's a loner, she doesn't like people...More..

Harvard study issues shocking warning for female heart attack victims
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Harvard study issues shocking warning for female heart attack victims

Could the gender of your physician really determine whether you have more of a chance to live? But a new study has revealed that, when it comes to certain conditions, whether your doctor is male or female cou...More..

Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV Status
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV Status

The HMOs are the third most abundant solid component in human milk after lactose and fat . Breastfeeding is beneficial for mothers as well since it helps them to lose weight faster. Promoting, supporting and...More..

Bioengineered Lungs Successfully Transplanted Into Pigs
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Bioengineered Lungs Successfully Transplanted Into Pigs

The finished bioengineered lung - featuring cells from the patient - was then transplanted into the pigs. The researchers hope that bioengineered lung transplants will be feasible in humans within a decade....More..

Not Drinking Alcohol Increases Risk Of Dementia
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Not Drinking Alcohol Increases Risk Of Dementia

A total of almost 400 dementia cases - with onset occurring, on average, at age 76 - were reported. The research, which began in the mid-1980s, tracked the health of over 9,000 people aged 33 to 55 years ...More..

Don't wash or reuse condoms, USA agency advises Americans
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Don't wash or reuse condoms, USA agency advises Americans

Apparently, it needs to be said: Don't wash or reuse condoms . The organization urges men and women to use fresh protection each time they engage in coitus. The CDC data show that there are over two millio...More..

Fresh Ebola virus outbreak in Congo
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Fresh Ebola virus outbreak in Congo

Congo on July 24 declared the end of an Ebola outbreak that began in May in northwest Equateur province . The North Kivu health division notified the DRC Ministry of Health on 28 July that there were 2...More..

Four U.S. cities sue over Trump 'sabotage' of Obamacare
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Four U.S. cities sue over Trump 'sabotage' of Obamacare

Already the vast majority of people who buy ACA coverage through federal or state exchanges qualify for premium subsidies. "If there's ever going to be a violation of the "take care" clause , this is it". Crit...More..

Iowa Reports First West Nile Death of 2018
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Iowa Reports First West Nile Death of 2018

A resident in Mead has been hospitalized with a neuro-invasive form of West Nile Virus - the most serious form of the illness, according to a release from the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environ...More..

Smoking is now banned at public housing complexes
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Smoking is now banned at public housing complexes

The new rule will penalize anyone who smokes cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and hookah pipes in indoor common areas, within public housing units, in administrative offices, and in outdoor areas within 25 feet of NY...More..

Man has limbs amputated after dog lick led to severe blood infection
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Man has limbs amputated after dog lick led to severe blood infection

In late June, Manteufel fell ill and within "hours of the onset of symptoms, Greg's body started to go into septic shock". It's situation Manteufel's wife, Dawn Manteufel, still does not understand. Capnocytoph...More..

Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Plan Would Cost Additional $32.6 Trillion
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Sanders’ ‘Medicare for All’ Plan Would Cost Additional $32.6 Trillion

Total national health spending would be $2 trillion lower between 2022 and 2031 under the Medicare for All plan, according to the report. Blahous was a senior economic adviser to former President George W. At t...More..

Hot water challenge leads to IN teen with 2nd degree burns
by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hot water challenge leads to IN teen with 2nd degree burns

A 15-year-old boy in Little Rock, Arkansas, was at a sleepover with his high school friends last August when he woke up to the "worst pain" of his life , KTHV reported . He suffered second degree burns on...More..

West Nile Virus located in mosquitoes in Springfield Township
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

West Nile Virus located in mosquitoes in Springfield Township

Follow label instructions and always wear repellent when outdoors. Avoid being outdoors from dusk to dawn, peak mosquito biting times, if possible. There is no treatment for WNV infections - only severe inf...More..