Health Care

1st human West Nile cases of season confirmed in CT

1st human West Nile cases of season confirmed in CT The sample was confirmed to be West Nile Virus positive by the lab at the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services in Helena. There have been five reported human West Nile virus cases in the province, two of which were travel related. [Full Article...]

Ebola returns to Congo only days after previous outbreak was declared over

Ebola returns to Congo only days after previous outbreak was declared over Dr. Fatoumata Nafo-Traore, regional director for Africa, says the proximity to a city of more than 230,000 people and an global border also complicates the response. The ministry says four of six samples sent to the capital for analysis came back positive for Ebola . "This is an active conflict zone". "This new cluster is occurring in an environment which is very different from where we were op... [Full Article...]

Man loses limbs after contracting an infection from a dog lick

Man loses limbs after contracting an infection from a dog lick Greg Manteufel, of West Bend, Wisc., landed in the emergency room last month with what he thought was the flu, Fox 6 Now reported . Within hours of arriving in the hospital, his body went into septic shock. "Sometimes it decreases so much that the arms and legs just die", said Dr. Silvia Munoz-Price, an infectious disease specialist at the Medical College of Wisconsin. [Full Article...]

CVS apologizes after transgender woman says she was denied a hormone prescription

CVS apologizes after transgender woman says she was denied a hormone prescription After departing the store, Hall called the CVS customer service line twice to no avail, she said. Hall then transferred all of her prescriptions to that Walgreens "so that I never again have to see the pharmacist who discriminated against me", she wrote. [Full Article...]

You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks

You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks At the time, there were a number of salmonella cases in New England, including five in MA and one in New Hampshire. "Retailers can not legally offer the cereal for sale and consumers should not purchase Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal", the agency said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Is the Trump Administration at War with Breastfeeding?

Is the Trump Administration at War with Breastfeeding? The baby formula industry's profits have stalled in the USA and other developed countries as more and more women have become aware of the health benefits of breast milk. These reports shocked physicians and public health advocates in the United States and around the world and stood in stark contrast to decades of infant and maternal research and guidelines. [Full Article...]

Alabama Democrat keeping an open mind on Trump's SCOTUS pick

Alabama Democrat keeping an open mind on Trump's SCOTUS pick Mr. Trump was asked Sunday how many names he was considering and said, "Let's say it's the four people ". Hatch demurred when asked by reporters whether Trump is nominating Kavanaugh. Trump]". Outside adviser Leonard Leo , now on leave from the Federalist Society , said on ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that this kind of jockeying is standard, noting that "every potential nominee before anno... [Full Article...]

Can Joey Chestnut win his 11th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest?

Can Joey Chestnut win his 11th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest? The study compared the body of Tim Janus , a competitive speed eating champion who could consume 36 hot dogs in 10 minutes, to a non-competitive eater with a healthy appetite. "I doubt we can put a microchip in the tongue or in the esophagus", Shea said. She beat out 19 other women, including record-holder Sonya Thomas . [Full Article...]

Keeping your pets safe during the 4th of July fireworks

Keeping your pets safe during the 4th of July fireworks We have accumulated a list of Fourth of July festivities and firework shows in the area. The Glens Falls Symphony Orchestra has its annual free summer pops concert in Crandall Park featuring works by NY composers. There will be live entertainment food, contests and more. Anyone is welcome to join, walking, riding bikes or in vehicles. Temple Terrace : Fireworks will begin around 9:15 ... [Full Article...]

International Yoga Day 2018

International Yoga Day 2018 Dehradun: On the 4th International Yoga day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yoga has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and well-being as he led an estimated 50,000 enthusiasts to perform asanas at an institute in Dehradun. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Moves to Eliminate Pre-Existing Conditions Protections

Trump Administration Moves to Eliminate Pre-Existing Conditions Protections In a three-page letter to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Attorney General Jeff Sessions acknowledged "the Executive Branch has a longstanding tradition of defending the constitutionality of duly enacted statutes if reasonable arguments can be made in their defense". [Full Article...]

MI part of multistate outbreak of Salmonella

MI part of multistate outbreak of Salmonella The departments are urging anyone who purchased pre-cut melon at either Walmart or Kroger to throw it away. Precut cantaloupe, watermelon and melon mixes sold in select Kroger, Jay C, Owen's and Pay Less stores in IN and MI are being recalled, the grocer announced Friday. [Full Article...]

70 local breast cancer patients participate in medical breakthrough study

70 local breast cancer patients participate in medical breakthrough study There is no published evidence for Keytruda having any effect on HR-positive breast cancer , and the researchers say the short course of the drug is unlikely to have been able to confer such a protracted benefit on its own. "But there is a subset group of women under 50 who we know score 16-25 they would have benefit of chemotherapy treatment". She hadn't felt any lumps or symptoms and had no f... [Full Article...]

Nipah | Health dept advisory asks tourists to avoid 4 Kerala districts

Nipah | Health dept advisory asks tourists to avoid 4 Kerala districts The virus can cause flu-like symptoms and brain damage, and the outbreak has already killed 10 people in southern India, with at least nine more being treated, officials said. "Take care of our children", wrote Puthusheri, who was infected with Nipah virus while caring for sick patients. Historically, it was first identified in Kampung Sungai Nipah in Malaysia in the year 1998. [Full Article...]

Bats found dead: Has Nipah Virus reached Himachal Pradesh?

Bats found dead: Has Nipah Virus reached Himachal Pradesh? Is this the first reported Nipah virus outbreak? "It is hard to know if the symptoms are of Nipah virus or ordinary influenza", says Kurup, adding that unless the situation clears, he will not visit the state. "They are not confirmed Nipah cases yet, so there is no need to panic", he said by telephone. Nipah is a emerging zoonotic diseases that affects humans and animals. [Full Article...]

Senior Trump adviser Kushner finally receives security clearance

Senior Trump adviser Kushner finally receives security clearance Lowell said that Kushner answered all questions that were asked . Kushner lost his access to the nation's deepest secrets when White House chief of staff John Kelly downgraded his clearance due to questions that arose during Kushner's background briefing. [Full Article...]

World Health Organization raises risk assessment of Congo's Ebola outbreak

World Health Organization raises risk assessment of Congo's Ebola outbreak The risk to countries in the region is now determined as "high", but the global risk remains "low". A panel will decide on Friday whether to declare a "public health emergency of worldwide concern", which would trigger a larger response. But WHO advised against any restriction of travel and trade to the Democratic Republic of the Congo based on the now available information. WHO Regional Direc... [Full Article...]

Petrol price soars close to Rs 75 a litre in Delhi

Petrol price soars close to Rs 75 a litre in Delhi After a relief of 19 days, fuel prices have again started moving up in line with worldwide crude oil prices, as oil marketing companies have chose to pass on the burden to consumers after a freeze of 19 days, which started from April 24. Global crude prices had been rising over fears that the sanctions by the USA on Iran, one of the biggest producers in the Middle East, could limit crude exports f... [Full Article...]

IMD: More stormy weather ahead

IMD: More stormy weather ahead Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed Delhi-NCR while lower the temperature. The India Meteorological Department (IMD ) has issued a thunderstorm alert after a massive dust storm hit Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) early Wednesday morning. [Full Article...]

Ekiti voters to " snub money bags" - PDP candidate

Ekiti voters to The PDP Deputy National Chairman (South), Mr. Yemi Akinwonmi, while presenting the certificate to the party's governorship candidate on behalf of the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, described the primary that produced Olusola as credible, transparent and unchallenged. [Full Article...]


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