Two Infected With West Nile Virus In First Cases Of 2018

13 Aug, 2018

DPH says the people did not travel out of the state before becoming sick. Gabrielle Sakolsky, assistant superintendent with the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project, says they had nine samples test positive for the virus for the whole season a year ago.

Second mosquito pool tests positive for West Nile virus

10 Aug, 2018

Prior to previous year, there had been no positive human cases since in the region since 2006. Four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms, but, in rare cases, severe illness including meningitis or encephalitis, or even death, can occur.

Bacteria in dog saliva causes Wisconsin man to lose both legs

03 Aug, 2018

Manteufel hopes to eventually be outfitted with prosthetic limbs, but he has a long way to go before that can happen. His wife, Dawn Manteufel, said he was perfectly healthy. Manteufel remains in the hospital recovering from multiple surgeries. As we learned from a GoFundMe page set up for Manteufel, he thought at first he was suffering from the flu.

New smoke-free public housing rule to go into effect

03 Aug, 2018

The risk is especially great for second-hand smoke in public housing with children and adults being exposed. HUD spokesperson Brian Sullivan says not only is it a public health issue, but by banning all smoking HUD expects to produce a savings of $150 million annually.

Florida man Dies after Eating Raw Oysters

21 Jul, 2018

According to WFLA News Channel 8 , the health department said the man had some underlying medical issues. Authorities have so far refused to reveal the man's identity and the name of the restaurant. Of the 80,000 illnesses caused by vibriosis each year, about 52,000 of them were a result of eating contaminated food, according to the CDC . When hit by a flesh-eating bacteria in human blood, the risk of death reaches 50 %.

Love's is giving away free hot dogs on Wednesday

19 Jul, 2018

The lineup of vendors includes Byron's Hot Dogs, Frannie's Beef and Catering, Chicago's Dog House, America's Dog and Burger and Dear Franks. From 12:01 11:59 p.m. You have to be a new app user and be dining in one of the participating locations. If you're not in on chili dogs... we might have to end this relationship.

Women should 'avoid using talcum powder between their legs'

14 Jul, 2018

The $4.69 billion in total damages includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. United Kingdom-based cancer charity Ovacome has said that there have been concerns for some years that using talcum powder on the genital area may increase the risk of ovarian cancer, but says this has not been proven by research.

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Woos Senators Amid Partisan Storm

12 Jul, 2018

The Democrats have turned their attention to pressuring two Republicans, Sens. Maine's Collins and Alaska's Murkowski are among the few Republicans in the Senate who are typically described as "moderate" in the mainstream media. First, to the big issue on many minds: If confirmed, what could Kavanaugh do to abortion rights ? "Where we have leverage is with senators who call themselves pro-life".

Tennessee Senators Reserve Judgment On Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

11 Jul, 2018

Jones was among the Democratic lawmakers invited to the announcement at the White House but did not attend . His tightly orchestrated wind-up announcing Brett Kavanaugh as his latest pick for the Supreme Court , bore all the hallmarks of a matchmaking show, but, unlike some of his other staged events, the hype, the pageantry and the photo op Trump relishes is backed up by serious effect.

Donald Trump still pondering Supreme Court pick as big reveal nears

10 Jul, 2018

Trump is scheduled to announce a nominee at 9 p.m. Monday. Distinction: If Trump is looking to make history, Barrett could have some appeal. Let's say it's the four people. Wade . He is also former law clerk to Kennedy, as is Kethledge. Barrett - a longtime Notre Dame Law School professor who became a federal appeals judge last fall - excited social conservatives with her testimony when she was questioned about her Roman Catholic faith in her nomination hearings past year.

Fresh grounds for coffee: Science shows it may boost longevity

05 Jul, 2018

Biobank, a large-scale genomic and health database. And it's not the caffeine . A new study claimed that drinking coffee will help you live longer , adding to the numerous research the beverage offers several benefits to its fans. Walter Willett from the Harvard School of Public Health reveals in 2015 that the coffee bean is actually packed with nutrients and phyto-chemicals such as lignans, quinides, and magnesium.

West Nile virus found in Payette County

02 Jul, 2018

Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellant. The risk is low right now because the culex tarsalis mosquito has been detected, and the risk will jump to moderate when the virus itself is detected. "We have one of the best mosquito control programs in the country, but West Nile virus is here to stay". In a very small number of cases, West Nile virus has been spread through blood transfusions, organ transplants, and from mother to baby during pregnancy, delivery, or ...

Mum's graphic warning about park slides

29 Jun, 2018

Going down a slide with your toddler seems innocent enough. Writing on Facebook alongside a graphic picture of the moment it happened, Heather Clare explained: 'So every year I do a PSA (public service announcement) on going down a slide with your child on your lap .

Amazon acquires online pharmacy PillPack, reports peg deal at almost $1B

29 Jun, 2018

The deal is expected to close later this year. "Together with Amazon, we are eager to continue working with partners across the healthcare industry to help people throughout the United States who can benefit from a better pharmacy experience", PillPack co-founder and CEO TJ Parker said in a statement.

First mosquitoes carrying West Nile arrive in Winnipeg

28 Jun, 2018

Most people infected show no symptoms. Transmission of West Nile virus can be avoided by preventing mosquito bites, the only know route of transmission. No human cases of EEE have ever been reported in the City of Suffolk. Spraying occurred between 1 and 7 combat the presence of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which officials at the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District said was first detected in Indio in October 2016.

Five places to get an HIV test in New Orleans Wednesday

28 Jun, 2018

The once-expensive drug cocktail is now free for men and trans women who have sex with men, injecting drug users and anyone whose partner is HIV-positive. Gary LeCasse, Executive Director of the Canadian AIDS Society, says the only way to know for certain that you are not HIV-positive is to get tested.

Moving Lump On Woman's Face Was Worm Crawling Inside Skin

26 Jun, 2018

A selfie taken five days later showed that the bulge had transferred to above her left eye, and 10 days after that, the lump was on her upper lip. In the case report of the Russian woman, doctors were able to surgically remove the worm and she recovered, physically.

Gaming Addiction Is Now An Official Mental Health Disorder

19 Jun, 2018

Many parents will have thought it for a long time, but they now have a new argument to limit their children's "screen time", addiction to video games has been recognised by World Health Organisation ( WHO ) as a mental health disorder.

UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages

17 Jun, 2018

He said "Once we increase doctor training places we are able to make the argument that in the period between now and when those training places convert into fully-trained clinicians, the government should be flexible on visas". The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) said Thursday's announcement would be a "much-needed victory for common sense and patient care". This comes after the home secretary said last week that he would take a "fresh look" at the visa rules that cap the ...

Red Cross Conducting Missing Types Campaign - WKTN

14 Jun, 2018

The American Red Cross announced its Missing Types campaign on Monday to recruit new blood donors, with the vanishing letters representing the blood types. It is a challenge blood collection organizations face across the country and around the world. A blood emergency has been issued across the Tri-State area by the New York Blood Center.

Some women may be able to skip chemo for cancer treatment

07 Jun, 2018

Commenting on the results, Professor Bryan Hennessy, clinical lead, Cancer Trials Ireland, said: "This is a globally important breast cancer trial". The women enrolled in the study were assigned to treatment groups based on their genetic testing score, to examine if chemo plus hormone therapy was beneficial when compared to what has become the standard treatment for this form of breast cancer - hormone therapy alone.

Dead Bats In Himachal Pradesh Not Infected With Nipah Virus

27 May, 2018

Bats are good pollinators and disperse seeds. The advisory came in the wake of the Nipah virus having taken a toll on human lives in Kerala and also after the death of over dead bats in a school in Sirmaur district which caused Nipah virus scare in the state.

Reducing Alcohol, Red Meat, Sugary Drinks From Diet Can Lower Cancer Risk

26 May, 2018

According to the WCRF, obesity and fast food are leading factors in developing cancer. It contains information on what positive steps people can take to reduce their risk (the "good news' is that there are things you can do to reduce your cancer risk) and shows that in most cases it isn't a single food or nutrient that makes a difference-there are no magic bullets-the important thing is what you eat and drink, your weight and how active you are through your lifetime".

FDA urges parents to stop using numbing medicines on teething babies' gums

26 May, 2018

You repeat all of the above in what seems like an endless loop of desperation as you attempt to soothe your very uncomfortable little one. A common reaction is to go to the local drug store and choose all the products made specifically for teething pain.

Polish novelist wins Man Booker International Prize

25 May, 2018

It bagged the 67,000 U.S. dollar prize after topping a shortlist of six titles , with Tokarczuk becoming the first Polish writer to win the award. It is for a single work of fiction that has been translated into English and published in Britain in the past year.

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