Kavanaugh Joins More Liberal Judges in High-Profile Decision

The court's order reflected a split among its conservative justices and an accusation from Justice Clarence Thomas that his colleagues seemed to be ducking the case for political reasons. Robbins, which said courts should defer to an agency's int... More..

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CDC: Say no to raw cookie dough
by | Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CDC: Say no to raw cookie dough

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wants you to say "no" to raw cookie dough. Flour products have long shelf lives and could be in people's homes for a long time. "Raw cookie dough contains both r...More..

Seattle Woman Dies After Brain-Eating Amoeba Enters Her Body
by | Monday, December 10, 2018

Seattle Woman Dies After Brain-Eating Amoeba Enters Her Body

That is a rare condition as only 200 cases caused by that brain-eating amoeba have been recorded around the world. "The pathologist was able to look at it under a microscope and see the characteristic, actual...More..

Parish Health Units offering flu shots next week
by | Sunday, December 09, 2018

Parish Health Units offering flu shots next week

Young children and the elderly are at higher risk of getting severe illness, Webby said: "So by getting vaccinated, you're not just protecting yourself, but also, through herd immunity, you're protecting othe...More..

Researchers develop quick, easy cancer detection test
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

Researchers develop quick, easy cancer detection test

Although the test is still in development, it uses a radically new approach to the detection of cancer , which can make screening for cancer a simple procedure. The test described in Nature Communications ex...More..

by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

Woman dies from brain-eating amoeba after using neti pot

A CT scan showed an abnormal lesion in her brain that indicated she might have a tumor , so doctors sent a sample of tissue for testing. A 69-year-old woman from Seattle, Washington , died after contracting...More..

Man coughs up a part of his lung after being hospitalised
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

Man coughs up a part of his lung after being hospitalised

The New England Journal of Medicine shared the unusual clot on Twitter after it was spit up intact by an unidentified 36-year-old man in San Francisco , according to USA Today . "Man coughs up part of lung w...More..

Ocasio-Cortez Promises $15-an-hour Intern
by | Saturday, December 08, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez Promises $15-an-hour Intern "Living Wage" (Math & Economics Disagree)

Essentially she says, it only allows those that are rich enough, to come work for free as an intern on Capitol Hill. Those figures dropped dramatically in the House, where only 8 percent of Republicans and 3.6 ...More..

First baby born after deceased womb transplant in Brazil
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

First baby born after deceased womb transplant in Brazil

The in-vitro fertilized eggs were implanted seven months post-surgery. A total of 39 transplants have resulted in 11 live births - with the first taking place in Sweden in 2013. And, after a normal pregnancy, a...More..

Health Department to Host Free Flu Shot Drive-Thru in Orlando
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Health Department to Host Free Flu Shot Drive-Thru in Orlando

A time set aside to encourage those who have not gotten the flu shot to get vaccinated . It's never too early or late in the season to get vaccinated . Most people recover from the flu without complication...More..

What's closed Wednesday in honor of former President George H.W. Bush?
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

What's closed Wednesday in honor of former President George H.W. Bush?

Paul Ryan, the House speaker, and "a gentle soul". "Today, this hero has returned to the Capitol a final time ", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican. "I think it's night and day"...More..

FDA clears Romaine sales from non-affected regions
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

FDA clears Romaine sales from non-affected regions

Investigators are using evidence collected in both outbreaks to help identify the possible cause of the contamination in these events. If you're served something with romaine lettuce in it, you don't want to ...More..

World AIDS Day 2018,
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

World AIDS Day 2018, "Know your status", celebrates 30th anniversary

This year's theme for World AIDS Day , which is marking its 30th anniversary today 1st December , is " Know your status ". 2000 - The United Nations adopts the Millennium Development Goals which include a g...More..

Over 100 scientists say baby gene editing is ‘crazy’
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Over 100 scientists say baby gene editing is ‘crazy’

Reaction to the claim was swift and harsh. " Gene editing itself is experimental and is still associated with off-target mutations, capable of causing genetic problems early and later in life, including th...More..

Vermont overdose rates rank 22nd in nation
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Vermont overdose rates rank 22nd in nation

Life expectancy in the United States dropped yet again as drug overdose deaths continued to climb - taking more than 70,000 lives in 2017 - and suicides rose, a U.S. The total number of suicide deaths was ...More..

World Health Organization sounds alarm after Ebola resurfaces in DRC
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

World Health Organization sounds alarm after Ebola resurfaces in DRC

Health workers had to be evacuated from their hotel after it was hit by a shell in a nearby armed rebel attack earlier this month. The town of Beni in North Kivu province, now battling the worst Ebola outb...More..

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

On Wednesday, the leaders of Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin, Labour, Social Democrats and the Green Party underwent HIV tests ahead of World Aids Day , which marks its 30th anniversary this year. Professor Steffani ...More..

AWS Announces the DeepRacer League (DRL)
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

AWS Announces the DeepRacer League (DRL)

In addition to its new managed ledger database, Amazon also revealed that it had created its own managed blockchain service called AWS Managed Blockchain which also works with QLDB. AWS also showcased th...More..

Doctors Swallow Lego Heads for the Good of Mankind
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Doctors Swallow Lego Heads for the Good of Mankind

There's a lot of Very Important Science being done at the moment, and a new study from the Journal of Pediatrics and Child Health is no exception. There was some evidence females may be more accomplished at...More..

Despite progress, new HIV diagnoses in Europe 'alarmingly high'
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Despite progress, new HIV diagnoses in Europe 'alarmingly high'

With over 130 000 new HIV diagnoses in 2017, the eastern part of the Region observed a rate of increase of 68% in 2008-2017, compared with 95% in 2007-2016. Dr. Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Euro...More..

It's OK to eat some romaine, look for labels
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

It's OK to eat some romaine, look for labels

This notice has been updated to include three additional cases of E. coli linked to the outbreak . The CDC announced on November 20 that any and all romaine lettuce products in the U.S. Narrowing down th...More..

Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation

He concluded his talk by mentioning plans to monitor the twins' health for the next 18 years. They include Feng Zhang and Jennifer Doudna, inventors of a powerful but simple new tool called CRISPR-cas9 that...More..

Diabetes: 40 Million Will Be Left Without Insulin By 2030, Study Predicts
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Diabetes: 40 Million Will Be Left Without Insulin By 2030, Study Predicts

A few months ago, another study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado had revealed that methyldopa, a common drug used to treat hypertension could prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes. More t...More..

Will Peanut Treatment Guard Against Peanut Allergy?
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Will Peanut Treatment Guard Against Peanut Allergy?

Professor George du Toit, paediatric allergy consultant at Evelina London and the study's chief investigator, said: 'Peanut allergy is extremely hard to manage for children and their families, as they have to f...More..

E. Coli Outbreak in Ontario, Quebec Linked to Romaine Lettuce
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

E. Coli Outbreak in Ontario, Quebec Linked to Romaine Lettuce

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced the two cases Wednesday. The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has suspended with immediate effect, the issuing of ...More..

Throw away all your romaine lettuce, no matter where it’s from — CDC
by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Throw away all your romaine lettuce, no matter where it’s from — CDC

The alert covers all forms of romaine lettuce, including whole heads, hearts, bags and boxes of precut romaine, and salad mixes containing romaine. Health Canada released public health notice to Canadians, wa...More..

Limiting social media to 10 minutes a day can improve mental health
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Limiting social media to 10 minutes a day can improve mental health

Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania conducted a study among students who are active users of Facebook , Instagram and Snapchat. The study showed that young women who actively engage with social...More..

How we can help prevent antibiotic resistance
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

How we can help prevent antibiotic resistance

Patients are advised to take antibiotics only when needed and prescribed for bacterial infections and to follow the doctor's advice. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected...More..

My Health Record opt-out deadline extended after website crashes
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

My Health Record opt-out deadline extended after website crashes

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, who moved the Senate amendment to extend the date, said website crashes had made it hard for some people to opt out. Law enforcement agencies can only access a person's My Heal...More..

HHS Releases Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

HHS Releases Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition

For older children and adults , moderate-to-vigorous activity can include brisk walking, running or "anything that makes the heart beat faster", and adults should aim for about 2½ hours each week. Thompson, ...More..