Medical

Sea lice invade Pensacola beaches

Sea lice invade Pensacola beaches On Tuesday, Pensacola Beach Lifeguards posted a warning on Facebook noting that there were purple flags along the beach to caution swimmers of the presence of sea lice. Sea lice are often reported between the months of March through August and are prevalent along 250 miles of Florida beach, from the southern Atlantic coast to the Florida Panhandle. [Full Article...]

West Nile virus found in Elkhart County

West Nile virus found in Elkhart County Mosquitoes that were collected in the Riverview, North Street and Dumville Lane areas of Suffolk tested positive for WNV, while mosquitoes collected in Cove Point and the Lamb Avenue tested positive for EEE. The city says Mosquito Control Operations are ramping up their efforts in the aforementioned areas due to these positive test confirmations. The risk of contracting the virus can be lowered th... [Full Article...]

Parents, Pay Attention: Mom's Warning About Playground Slides Goes Viral

Parents, Pay Attention: Mom's Warning About Playground Slides Goes Viral According to the American Academy of Pediatrics , "an estimated 352, 698 children less than 6 years of age were injured on slide in the United States from 2002 through 2015, and many of those injuries were leg fractures". A mother has shared a sickening image as a warning to other parents about a common playground mistake that saw her one-year-old daughter suffer a broken leg. [Full Article...]

Flight attendants may have higher cancer rates

Flight attendants may have higher cancer rates And for the flight attendants who spend much of their time in the air, there may be some health risks as well. Why are cancer rates higher in flight attendants? Fiering, who was not involved in the study but conducts research on flight attendants, said he found the higher rates of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer among women in the study "striking" - "especially to see a close to four-fol... [Full Article...]

GE to spin off GE Healthcare into standalone company

GE to spin off GE Healthcare into standalone company The company's latest round of winnowing arrived Tuesday, the first time since 1907 that GE will not be a member of the exclusive Dow Jones Industrial Average at the opening bell. GE has since largely divested GE Capital, but lingering liabilities forced it to take a $6.2 billion charge previous year, and begin setting aside $15 billion more in reserves against insurance claims. [Full Article...]

Flying and Cancer: Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Numerous Cancers

These elevated cancer rates were observed despite indications of good-health behaviors, such as low levels of smoking and obesity, in the flight-attendant group as a whole, the study authors said. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) lists circadian disruption and cosmic radiation as potential cancer causes. The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measureme... [Full Article...]

FDA-approved medicine derived from marijuana could be available soon in Ohio

FDA-approved medicine derived from marijuana could be available soon in Ohio But before the medicine can hit the market in those areas, the Drug Enforcement Administration must reclassify marijuana, now a Schedule I drug, along with heroin and Ecstasy, that is described as a substance with "no now accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse". [Full Article...]

Florida hit-and-run driver ‘purposely’ mowed down family, killing father, police say

Florida hit-and-run driver ‘purposely’ mowed down family, killing father, police say Less than two weeks ago, on June 12, Morse walked into the Tampa Police Department substation on 30th Street, north of Busch Boulevard. His parents, Michael and Khadeeja Morse, told the AP that their son suffers from profound mental illness and rather than acting deliberately in the crash was in the throes of a psychotic break. [Full Article...]

Health regulators approve first marijuana-based drug for seizures

Health regulators approve first marijuana-based drug for seizures Marijuana now has an accepted medical use. Ohio's medical marijuana program was expected to be operational in early September but now has no definite start date , and none of the approved cultivation centers has begun growing the plant. [Full Article...]

Walgreens Apologizes Over Handling of Pregnancy Rx

Walgreens Apologizes Over Handling of Pregnancy Rx Nicole Mone wrote in a now-viral Facebook post that she was denied when she went to pick up her prescription at a Walgreens near 91st and Peoria avenues last week. "The medical procedure called a D&C, and go into the hospital, or he could prescribe some medication and I could do it in the comfort of my home", she said. [Full Article...]

Ohio declares statewide outbreak of hepatitis A

Ohio declares statewide outbreak of hepatitis A The best way to prevent the disease is through good hygiene and vaccination. These 79 cases are nearly double the cases which were reported in OH previous year. However, in some rare cases, Hepatitis A can result in liver failure, or even death. A number of Ohio's hepatitis A cases have been linked to these outbreaks. [Full Article...]

Woman claims Peoria Walgreens wouldn't fill miscarriage prescription

An Arizona woman has said she was left "in tears and humiliated" after a staff member at USA pharmacy chain Walgreens refused to give her prescription medication to end her pregnancy - even though her doctor had said she would ultimately have a miscarriage. [Full Article...]

State reports first human West Nile case

State reports first human West Nile case It is spread through mosquito bites and most infected people exhibit no symptoms. Health officials in DuPage and Cook counties are advising residents to take appropriate steps to avoid West Nile virus after the first confirmed human case of the virus in IL was reported June 20. [Full Article...]

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Linked To Viruses Acquired Early In Life

Alzheimer's Disease Could Be Linked To Viruses Acquired Early In Life Despite the dire public health implications, Alzheimer's remains the only Top 10 cause of mortality in the United States for which no disease-modifying treatments are available. Dr. Nate Chin and Researcher Barb Bendlin both work for the research center and visited WMTV's studio to share about mild cognitive impairment and the need for volunteers to be a part of research. [Full Article...]

Human Case of Keystone Virus Identified

Human Case of Keystone Virus Identified According to a report recently published on the case in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases , the boy (who remains anonymous) had a fever of around 100 degrees. Another disease to blame on mosquitos, in addition to Zika, dengue, chikungunya? A mosquito-borne illness that could seriously affect the brain and was previously thought to be transmitted only to animals has been found in a h... [Full Article...]

Human Case of Keystone Virus Identified

Human Case of Keystone Virus Identified According to a report recently published on the case in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases , the boy (who remains anonymous) had a fever of around 100 degrees. Another disease to blame on mosquitos, in addition to Zika, dengue, chikungunya? A mosquito-borne illness that could seriously affect the brain and was previously thought to be transmitted only to animals has been found in a h... [Full Article...]

Laser Pointer Makes Hole in Little Boy's Retina

Laser Pointer Makes Hole in Little Boy's Retina Treating macular holes with surgery nearly always leads to the formation of cataracts , Sofia Androudi, a physician involved in the boy's treatment, explained to CNN . After 18 months of conservative treatment, the boy's vision has not improved. "That can leave scar tissue behind and can cause bleeding". They might even end up with a blind spot right in the middle of the eye. [Full Article...]

International Yoga Day: Bollywood celebs show off poses

International Yoga Day: Bollywood celebs show off poses She combines different workout to stay fit and performs even hard asanas with so much ease. she has also taken the liking to hot yoga and Ariel yoga now. She reportedly practices anti-gravity yoga even when she is on her vacation. Her incredible toned body motivates lots of young women to take up yoga. [Full Article...]

World Health Organisation removes transgender from mental disorders

World Health Organisation removes transgender from mental disorders Additional coverage of the new International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) is available from The Advocate , HuffPost , Los Angeles Times , Out, and Wired . Mané Fernández, a transsexual man and vice president of the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals of Spain (FELGTB), said WHO's delay in reclassifying the term had not gone unnoticed. [Full Article...]

Migrating bump on woman's face turned out to be a worm

Migrating bump on woman's face turned out to be a worm What a woman thought was a lump on her face that mysteriously moved around from one part of her face to the other and occasionally itched, turned out to be something right out of a nightmare - a parasitic worm . In their adult form, they can be as long as 170 millimeters and live for five to 10 years, according to CDC. According to the report, the parasite can be found in dogs and other carnivore... [Full Article...]


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