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County issues advisory on ticks, Lyme disease

County issues advisory on ticks, Lyme disease The online symptom checklist asks users a series of questions about exposure, risk, and symptoms and then provides information about each. Ticks most commonly live in cool, moist environments, and can be found in tall grassy areas, garden areas, around shrubs and in wooded areas. [Full Article...]

Sleep in this weekend

Sleep in this weekend Torbjörn Åkerstedt , professor at the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University , led the study, in which his team assessed data gathered from a cohort of 43,880 participants over the course of 13 years. The magic number? Eight or more hours of sleep on weekends is what you'll need if you plan to catchup on those lost hours from averaging five hours or less during the week. [Full Article...]

Another Dead From Nipah Virus In Kozhikode, Toll Now 13

Another Dead From Nipah Virus In Kozhikode, Toll Now 13 All the samples to determine the cause of the infection were negative. All the confirmed infections have involved people who caught the virus from the first victim while he was being treated, said microbiologist G. The Health Ministry has urged people not to panic, asserting that the outbreak is "localised" to Kerala. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday issued an advisory f... [Full Article...]

Global warming may have 'devastating' effects on rice

Global warming may have 'devastating' effects on rice In the current study , researchers in Japan and China grew and analysed 18 different varieties of rice in fields and found that protein, iron and zinc levels all fell significantly in higher Carbon dioxide environments. Vitamin B6 and calcium were unaffected, and vitamin E levels rose for most strains. "People say more Carbon dioxide is more plant food - and it is". [Full Article...]

Nebraska Police Seize Record Amount Of Fentanyl

Nebraska Police Seize Record Amount Of Fentanyl State troopers discovered the substance last month when conducting a routine traffic stop. During a search of the truck, troopers found a "false compartment" in the empty trailer. The bust is considered to be the largest in the United States and the value of drugs seized is estimated to be more than $20 million, officials said. [Full Article...]

Mussels off Washington state test positive for opioids and antibiotics

Mussels off Washington state test positive for opioids and antibiotics While mussels likely don't metabolize drugs like oxycodone , and thus wouldn't necessarily be physically harmed by the presence of it in their tissues, studies show that fish are not so lucky. The analysis is part of the state's biennial Puget Sound Mussel Monitoring Program , in which uncontaminated mussels are transplanted into various locations to study pollution levels. [Full Article...]

Two die of Ebola in DR Congo after escaping quarantine centre

Two die of Ebola in DR Congo after escaping quarantine centre One patient was found dead at home and his body was returned to the hospital for a safe burial. "In all three cases every effort was made by staff at the hospital to convince the patients - and their families - not to leave and to continue their treatment", Slater said. [Full Article...]

Nipah virus: The 101 on the infection claiming lives in South India

Nipah virus: The 101 on the infection claiming lives in South India Jose. What is being seen now is that if anyone has fever, there is a panic and when a patient tests positive, neighbours and relatives of the affected also turns panicky. Experts from the New Delhi-based National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and a top hospital have been sent to the state to try and contain the outbreak. [Full Article...]

10-year study shows obesity increases risk for 12 cancers

Do you think cutting out foods could prevent your risk of cancer? The study was compiled by using research involving more than 51 million people. Although the study couldn't prove cause and effect, obesity was tied to a rise in the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer by 20 percent and kidney cancer by 95 percent. [Full Article...]

New Cases Of Lung Cancer Spreading To Younger Women

New Cases Of Lung Cancer Spreading To Younger Women It's important to note, though, that the decline for male-specific incidences is steeper. Amongst both males and females, lung cancer is the leading reason for cancer death in the United States, inning accordance with the American Cancer Society . [Full Article...]

Financial Incentive Offers Helped Smokers Quitting Cigarettes

Financial Incentive Offers Helped Smokers Quitting Cigarettes The study appeared in the latest issue of the TheNew England Journal of Medicine this week. "It might be particularly effective when abstinent smokers are exposed to cues that trigger relapse, such as when they are with a friend who lights a cigarette, or in a particular place they associate with smoking ", he added. [Full Article...]

What is Nipah virus and how is it transmitted?

What is Nipah virus and how is it transmitted? Director of Health Services Dr R L Sarita said the blood and body fluid samples from all suspected patients have been sent to Manipal Institute of Virus Research. Apart from the 10 deaths, 94 people have been quarantined inside their homes while nine others are under surveillance in hospitals in the two districts. [Full Article...]

How a weekend sleep-in could help you avoid an early death

How a weekend sleep-in could help you avoid an early death Those consistently sleeping long hours had a 25% increased risk of death compared with normal sleepers. Everybody loves a lie-in - but it seems catching up on your sleep at weekends could actually help you avoid an early death. But those who made up for it at the weekend by sleeping in had no raised mortality risk compared with the steady sleepers. "The results imply that short (weekday) sle... [Full Article...]

Orajel and Other Teething Medicines Are Not Safe for Babies, FDA Warns

Orajel and Other Teething Medicines Are Not Safe for Babies, FDA Warns It can cause a blood condition linked to breathing problems. The agency said it will take action against companies that don't voluntarily remove their products for young children. Benzocaine is used in products to treat not just teething, but also sore throats, canker sores , and other oral irritations. The agency said parents of teething children should follow advice from the American Academy... [Full Article...]

Movie producer Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges

Movie producer Weinstein to surrender on sex assault charges The accusations, first reported a year ago by the New York Times and the New Yorker , gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accused powerful men in business, government and entertainment of misconduct. [Full Article...]

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins 2018 Man Booker International Prize for 'Flights'

Polish author Olga Tokarczuk wins 2018 Man Booker International Prize for 'Flights' A counterpart to the prestigious Man Booker Prize, the £50,000 award goes to the best work of translated fiction from around the world and is split equally between the writer and the translator. The book had echoes of writers W.G. Sebald and Milan Kundera, she added, but Tokarczuk "inhabits a rebellious, playful register very much her own". [Full Article...]

Haha, Trump legally can't block people on Twitter anymore

Haha, Trump legally can't block people on Twitter anymore White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and former communications director Hope Hicks are dismissed as defendants in the suit, but social media director Daniel Scavino remains a defendant because he routinely accesses Trump's Twitter account . [Full Article...]

Right-to-Try Bill Passed in Congress

Right-to-Try Bill Passed in Congress ARNOLD: But Barney Frank says the most fundamental parts of his signature Dodd-Frank Act remain intact, its biggest protections for consumers and the whole financial system. "We're going to be doing a big number on Dodd-Frank", he promised just weeks after taking office previous year, complaining that the regulations choked lending, cramped the economy and hampered job creation. [Full Article...]

Wentz participates in OTAs despite continued knee rehabilitation

Wentz participates in OTAs despite continued knee rehabilitation So players are repeatedly asked their thoughts on the subject, and the media compare pictures of Trump's crowd versus Obama's crowd, and people forget that the whole thing was only ever supposed to be a fun experience for athletes, many of whom would never otherwise have an opportunity to go to the White House, or for presidents who are big sports fans. [Full Article...]

N. Korea allows SKorean journalists to cover nuke test closing

N. Korea allows SKorean journalists to cover nuke test closing A small group of global journalists have been invited to watch the demolition. "We'll see what happens". The journalists from the MBC television network and News1 wire service took a special government flight later Wednesday to go to the North's northeastern coastal city of Wonsan. [Full Article...]


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