Medical

Maryland hospitals graded fourth worst in country by Leapfrog Group

Of the 44 hospitals graded in Maryland, 2.3% - just one hospital, Howard County General Hospital in Columbia- earned an "A", compared with 31.6% of hospitals graded nationally. By contrast, Virginia ranked among the top the five states this fall. Nineteen of 77 MI hospitals received an "A" grade in the fall 2017 report card by The Leapfrog Group , a national nonprofit watchdog organization. [Full Article...]

Drug Takeback Takes Pills Off Columbia Streets

Drug Takeback Takes Pills Off Columbia Streets The Virginia State Police and local law enforcement agencies participated in the National Drug Take-Back. Event organizers say the day is created to provide a safe, convenient and responsible way of disposing of prescription medications, while also educating the public about the potential for abuse of the drugs. [Full Article...]

Too Much Black Licorice Could Kill You, FDA Reminds Everyone for Halloween

Too Much Black Licorice Could Kill You, FDA Reminds Everyone for Halloween Couple this with the other good news that most people aren't eating any black licorice at all, and you probably have very little to actually be concerned about. It has been used as a treatment for heartburn, stomach ulcers, bronchitis, sore throat, cough and some infections caused by viruses, such as hepatitis; however, NIH says there are insufficient data available to determine if licorice is e... [Full Article...]

Teal Pumpkin Project makes Halloween safe for children with food allergies

Teal Pumpkin Project makes Halloween safe for children with food allergies All the sweet goodies costumed children collect on Halloween can be especially hard for kids who have food allergies. She hopes to spread awareness about FARE during the Halloween season to help those kids with food challenges. Due to the serious effects that can arise from food allergies, Guerrera feels this is an important cause. "The families have always been aware and often, their only real ... [Full Article...]

Samsung Posts Record Profits on Memory Chips, Recovering Smartphone Sales

Samsung Electronics Co. delivered a record quarterly profit for the second time this year, as it continues to cash in on strong demand for its electronics components. It marks a significant turnaround for the firm which was hit badly by the global recall of its flagship Note 7 smartphone in 2016, following the fiasco with its overheating and exploding batteries . [Full Article...]

Meth packet found in Wisconsin trick-or-treater's bag

Meth packet found in Wisconsin trick-or-treater's bag There was a little bag of white crystalline powder mixed up with their child's trick-or-treating haul - and it didn't look like candy. Police always say parents should thoroughly check Halloween candy and not allow children to eat any until they get home. [Full Article...]

Allegation of cabal in Buhari's govt a myth -Tinubu

Allegation of cabal in Buhari's govt a myth -Tinubu He also met separately with a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu . He met with Tinubu separately shortly after meeting the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; Speaker of the House Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Chairman of the Nigeria Governors' Forum and Zamfara State Governor, Abdullaziz Yari and the National Chairman of the party, John Odigie-Oyegun. [Full Article...]

Acetaminophen used in pregnancy linked to ADHD in children

Acetaminophen used in pregnancy linked to ADHD in children Using the drug during just one trimester was associated with 7 percent higher odds of having a child with ADHD, while the increased risk was 22 percent for women who used acetaminophen in two trimesters and 27 percent with use in all three trimesters, the study found. [Full Article...]

2-Year-Old Denied Kidney From Dad Admitted to Hospital

2-Year-Old Denied Kidney From Dad Admitted to Hospital The child was born without kidneys. AJ's father is a flawless match; however, Emory Hospital has put a hold on a transplant from his dad because of his arrest record. Emory University Hospital Spokesperson Janet Christenbury told the AJC in a statement the hospital is committed to the highest quality of care for its patients. [Full Article...]

First Flu Death Of Season Reported

First Flu Death Of Season Reported Whether these differences relate to clinical disease resistance remains to be seen, but in the meantime the authors are urging adults to get vaccinated early in the day. The flu comes on suddenly and symptoms may include fever, headache, tiredness, cough, sore throat, nasal congestion and body aches. Influenza is highly contagious, and can lead to serious complications and hospitalizations for p... [Full Article...]

President Buhari appoints new SGF, to takeover from Babachir Lawal

President Buhari appoints new SGF, to takeover from Babachir Lawal The new appointment it was learnt that was part of the move by kitchen cabinet of the President Buhari led government to give the president an edge in the coming 2019 elections. Such requirements include CAC registration, tax payment, PENCOM certificate, VAT, ITF and BPP registration. Babachir Lawal, was said to be complicit in contracts relating to funds meant for Internally Displaced People in... [Full Article...]

Tata Steel posts Rs 1017 crore consolidated net profit in Q2

Tata Steel posts Rs 1017 crore consolidated net profit in Q2 Also, sales volume growth was witnesses across all verticals. The company has reported EPS of Rs.10.04 for the period ended September 30, 2017 as compared to Rs.(0.96) for the period ended September 30, 2016. Revenue for South East Asia operations increased by 22 per cent both (Y-o-Y) and (Q-o-Q) to Rs 2,424 crore. "The liquidity position of the group remains very robust with Rs 19,800 cro... [Full Article...]

Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness

Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Experts say early detection of cancer helps in its successful treatment. Ending the gathering on a positive note, Ali Bin Ali Medical shared a new technological device with all the attendees and explained how it enables people to do breast cancer screening at home - thereby making prevention easier. [Full Article...]

Iraqi Kurdish leader to devolve powers after thorny vote

Iraqi Kurdish leader to devolve powers after thorny vote The region, which had enjoyed unprecedented autonomy for years, has been in turmoil since the independence referendum a month ago prompted military and economic retaliation from Iraq's central government in Baghdad. Energy investors have watched the unfolding situation in Kurdish-controlled territory closely this month, as the Iraqi government has moved troops into oil-rich territory that the Ku... [Full Article...]

Boko Haram insurgents attack Yobe village

Boko Haram insurgents attack Yobe village Goniri Village was yesterday thrown into jubilant mood after troops crushed a Boko Haram attack lunched on the Village. During the operation, the troops recovered three Isuzu vehicles. The troops of Operation Lafiya Dole are more determined and resolute to ensure that the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists are located and neutralised. [Full Article...]

Winless 49ers suffer multiple notable injuries against Eagles

Winless 49ers suffer multiple notable injuries against Eagles In addition, previous injuries to their defensive front meant Leger Douzable started and Tony McDaniel played extensively after they were both signed October 17. 1 against the run entering the game. Quarterback Carson Wentz threw a 1-yard TD to tight end Zach Ertz , then cornerback Jalen Mills returned an interception 37 yards for a TD to help the Eagles take a 17-0 halftime lead over the ... [Full Article...]

What you should know about SC's Halloween curfew for many sex offenders

What you should know about SC's Halloween curfew for many sex offenders FOX 5 has found there at least 25 registered sex offenders just within a mile from an Arlington neighborhood. You can also perform searches by name, zip code and county, or sign up to receive alerts if an offender registers in your community. [Full Article...]

Doctor says he diagnosed his own cancer with iPhone ultrasound machine

Doctor says he diagnosed his own cancer with iPhone ultrasound machine Doctor John Martin had been having an uncomfortable feeling in his throat when he chose to use the Butterfly IQ to see what was going on. So he thought of using this gadget with an iPhone which is the size and shape of an electric razor, along with his neck. [Full Article...]

McLaren is the best auto in Mexico - Alonso

McLaren is the best auto in Mexico - Alonso Fernando Alonso repeated his assertion that McLaren has the best auto design in Formula One after seeing how it fared during its brief appearance in qualifying for the Mexican Grand Prix. "We will start at the back. It's probably the best weekend of the whole season - a spectacular weekend up until now". The Japanese supplier had picked Mexico as to best place to make necessary engine changes to... [Full Article...]

Puppy Revived By Narcan After Swallowing Opioid While On Walk With Owner

Veterinarians think Zoey ingested Fentanyl because heroin would have likely taken longer to leave her system and would have required more Naloxone. "I don't think people are aware that this is a risky thing their pets could get into", she said, per The Eagle Tribune . [Full Article...]


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