Health Care

by | August 16, 2018 | 18:37

While no deaths were reported, a local official says at least two of the overdose victims had "life-threatening symptoms". In a warning last month signed by top federal officials, the Food and Drug Administration said synthetic marijuana has become particularly risky because some producers have been adding brodifacoum - a long-acting anticoagulant thought to extend the drug-induced "high".

by | August 16, 2018 | 14:04

The slew of overdoses comes as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a preliminary report on Wednesday on the record number of American drug deaths. Some of the victims were unconscious and in respiratory distress. Officials were testing the blood of victims to determine what exactly triggered their symptoms.

by | August 16, 2018 | 13:15

Alveolar macrophages from lung tissue samples were extracted and provided by eight non-smokers who were suffering from asthma or chronic pulmonary disease (COPD). The inhalant vapor of the electronic cigarette, according to the new study, destroys cells of the immune system, making it hard for the lungs to get rid of potentially risky micro-organisms and infections.

by | August 16, 2018 | 05:27

The CDC reports that the majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated . The CDC says the measles virus is "highly contagious" and can be spread to others by coughing or sneezing. Health services have collapsed in the neighbouring country amid economic and political turmoil, and Venezuelan officials have been dealing with a measles outbreak since a year ago.

by | August 13, 2018 | 13:07

According to telephoto images, J35 is in good health despite concerns it wouldn't be able to hunt while carrying the carcass, Alaska Highway News reported. In circumstances like this, orcas are known to nudge along perished newborns for up to a week, preventing them from sinking by repeatedly propping them up on their foreheads in a desperate bid to keep them with the pod.

by | August 12, 2018 | 11:38

DFO researchers have spotted J50 and her mother, J16, in recent days off the west coast of Vancouver Island and in US waters off the Olympic Peninsula northwest of Neah Bay, Washington. "Our decision will be based on science and we will act quickly with our partners when conditions permit, to take appropriate action", the ministry said in a statement.

by | August 12, 2018 | 01:56

Men who wear tight-fitting briefs have sperm counts that suffer in comparison to men who wear boxers, according to results from the largest study to date on the controversial topic. Previous research has linked increased scrotal temperatures (yes, that does mean "hot balls") to declining testicular function and lower quality sperm, so researchers wanted to see if the style of underwear a man wears might have an effect.

by | August 11, 2018 | 05:37

Cases generally tend to spike during the summer and fall months, between June and September, when activity is the most common. Most people infected with the virus don't show symptoms, but those who have a reaction may experience fever, nausea, headaches and muscle aches for a few days or weeks.

by | August 09, 2018 | 14:31

After quitting the Salman Khan starrer " Bharat ", questions were raised surrounding Chopra's professionalism, despite Ali Abbas Zafar wishing the " Quantico " star all the best in what seemed like a cryptic tweet, which happened to reference Jonas.

by | August 09, 2018 | 13:24

Our research has already shown a worrying difference in the treatment given to men and women suffering from heart attacks , and inaccurate stereotypes may be a contributing factor. Among patients who survived, women treated by male doctors spent more time in the hospital before being released, further suggesting worse medical care.

by | August 09, 2018 | 01:09

In the latest outbreak, declared last week, 43 people are believed to have been infected in North Kivu province, including 36 who have died, Congo's health ministry said on Tuesday. Congo has 3,000 doses of the vaccine in stock and health workers there have been busy setting up a so-called cold chain to keep them well below freezing, a major challenge in Congo's tropical climate.

by | August 08, 2018 | 19:08

Standing water can be treated with EPA-approved larvicides to kill mosquitoes before they become adults. The treatment is meant to decrease the mosquito population and minimize the risk of transmission of West Nile Virus . A crow in Sarnia tested positive for the virus in late July - the first appearance of West Nile in the area. Drain any standing water in your yard.

by | August 08, 2018 | 18:58

Specifically, their use can be authorized after "conducting a threat-based comprehensive Operations Security (OPSEC) survey" or if the use of geolocation on government-issued devices is necessary to carry out a mission. Within the U.S., the colorful web of lines was mostly just an interesting way of visualizing runners' data, but in Middle Eastern countries such as Afghanistan, the map showed much more.

by | August 07, 2018 | 13:29

This was echoed by Jackie Doyle-Price, Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities, who said: "We need to address myths and misconceptions around donation, and we will only do this by having informed debate and dialogue, which I hope will be fostered by these proposals".

by | August 07, 2018 | 05:25

World Health Organization recommends that infants start receiving complementary foods at 6 months of age in addition to breast milk, initially 2-3 times a day between 6 and 8 months, increasing to 3-4 times daily between 9 and 11 months and 12-24 months with additional nutritious snacks offered 1-2 times per day, as desired.

by | August 06, 2018 | 21:41

Kourtney Kardashian is getting REALLY real about her feud with sisters Khloé Kardashian and Kim Kardashian West ! News. "I felt like every day nearly I was being picked on and criticized and I just couldn't take it anymore". This year has been a baby boom for the Kardashian/Jenner family, as Kylie Jenner also welcomed her first child, a daughter named Stormi, on February 1st.

by | August 05, 2018 | 15:41

The researchers hope that bioengineered lung transplants will be feasible in humans within a decade. The average waiting time for a new lung can be for three to six months, at best, years at worst, and even when a transplant does become available, it might not be a good fit for the patient's body.

by | August 05, 2018 | 01:44

In total there were 397 cases of dementia identified through hospital, mental health services and mortality records. The researchers found that abstinence in midlife or drinking more than 14 units a week was associated with a higher risk of dementia compared with drinking one to 14 units of alcohol a week, said Severine Sabia from UCL and INSERM.

by | August 05, 2018 | 00:06

The health ministry said there were 26 cases of hemorrhagic fever in the North Kivu province , including 20 deaths. The government informed World Health Organization that four out of six samples tested positive for Ebola virus at the Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) in Kinshasa but that further testing was ongoing.

by | August 04, 2018 | 16:11

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma are also named as codefendants with the president in the 130-page suit. According to a report by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, the policies paid out an average 55 percent of their premiums in actual health care a year ago.

by | August 03, 2018 | 21:27

A very small proportion of human infections have occurred through organ transplant, blood transfusions and breast milk. Another person with similar symptoms is under observation. Last week, Maryland health officials reported the first confirmed case of a West Nile-infected adult in that state. Of those, 23 cases involved meningitis or encephalitis.

by | August 03, 2018 | 16:24

In fact, only mere days after Singapore's government suffered a health data attack on its SingHealth system , the government's My Health Record webpage was updated nearly with a form of bait for hackers, stating that "There has never been a security breach of the My Health Record" on a system that has only been publicly accessible for weeks, and that "It is not susceptible to attacks like SingHealth", a statement that makes you wonder how many will try, if only to prove the government wrong .

by | August 03, 2018 | 03:00

Less than 1 percent of infected people with West Nile Virus will develop severe symptoms. Though side effects of the virus can be severe, most people who are infected experience little to no symptoms and fully recover. Stagnant water is where most mosquitoes breed. People are also encouraged to ensure that doors and windows are sealed and screens are well maintained to ensure mosquitoes don't enter the home.

by | August 03, 2018 | 02:24

According to a statement from FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, "We are deeply concerned women are being harmed". Some of the devices, which are commonly radiofrequency- or laser-based, have legit uses such as removing warts or pre-cancerous vaginal or cervical tissue.

by | August 02, 2018 | 19:45

And for Business Insider, Bob Bryan wrote that "while the price tag for the federal government would increase, the total cost of healthcare would go down while also providing healthcare to more than 30 million uninsured Americans". All those people seeing doctors and going to the hospital will drive up health spending over the years, but the legislation is created to offset those costs through lower provider payment rates, drug savings and administrative cost savings.