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Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'

Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells' According to a study, vaping can damage immune disable cells in the lungs and cause inflammation. British scientists have expressed "great reservations about the widespread view that electronic cigarettes are safe". They also suggested that people can still use it to help them give up on cigarettes because it was proven to have been successful. In an accompanying podcast, Professor Thickett sa... [Full Article...]

More than 20 ill; K2 synthetic marijuana consumption likely, officials say

The Rev. Luk De Volder, rector of the historic Trinity Church on the Green, told the paper there were ambulances on the Green on Monday night as well. The CDC said a record 72,000 Americans died past year because of drug overdose - about 10 percent higher than previous figures. As Fontana was talking to reporters late in the morning, the fire radio crackled with reports of two more people down o... [Full Article...]

California Among 21 States Being Monitored by CDC for Measles Outbreak

California Among 21 States Being Monitored by CDC for Measles Outbreak Doctors say a failure to get a measles vaccination could mean serious health issues. Measles is still common in other countries across Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa. Symptoms include a mild-to-moderate fever, a cough, runny nose, red eyes and a sore throat. Approximately 3-5 days after the start of symptoms, a reddish rash appears on the face - starting at the forehead, hairline and ... [Full Article...]

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville best hospital in Florida, surveys find

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville best hospital in Florida, surveys find It ranked in the top two for seven of the 16 specialties ranked by U.S. News statewide, and was first in nephrology, orthopedics and urology. Mayo Clinic president and CEO, Dr. University Hospitals was ranked second in OH, with 10 nationally ranked specialties. The hospital also ranked as best in the state in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and is the second-best for... [Full Article...]

GoFundMe 'reviewing' Fredericton shooting fundraisers after police tweet

GoFundMe 'reviewing' Fredericton shooting fundraisers after police tweet Two investigators with Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team, a police watchdog agency, were dispatched to Fredericton on Friday to investigate police involvement in Raymond's injuries. Francis said she had been getting her stepson ready for daycare at 7:10 a.m. when she heard police sirens. "I determined he was ignorant and misinformed", Doyle said. [Full Article...]

Cleveland hospitals make their mark in latest US News & World Report rankings

Both were ranked previous year. "We also remain the No. 1 hospital in the Sacramento region". Consumer advocates praise rankings and grades as a tool to help consumers choose the best health care, while others caution that the assessments don't fully take into account a hospitals' challenges and successes. [Full Article...]

Blue Light Emitted By Phones And Tablets Can Speed Up Blindness

Blue Light Emitted By Phones And Tablets Can Speed Up Blindness A new study from the University of Toledo found that blue light from digital devices can transform molecules in your eyes' retina into "cell killers". Most of this damage is done in the dark while you're browsing your phone or using any display that emits blue light, so there are a few things you can do to minimize your risk. [Full Article...]

Orca abandons body of her dead calf after 17-day journey

Orca abandons body of her dead calf after 17-day journey The whales have been struggling because of a lack of salmon , and J35's calf died soon after birth on July 24. "Her tour of grief is now over and her behaviour is remarkably frisky", explain scientists from the Centre for Whale Research, who monitor and study an endangered orca population called the Southern Resident killer whales (SRKW) in the Pacific Northwest. [Full Article...]

How Blue Light Speeds Blindness

How Blue Light Speeds Blindness Macular degeneration, sometimes referred to as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, is a condition that results from the breakdown or thinning of cells in the macula - a part of the eye's retina that's important for seeing fine details. [Full Article...]

Teams heading out to help ailing Northwest orca

Teams heading out to help ailing Northwest orca He said a different needle could have been used to allow it to deliver the entire dose, but he didn't want the animal to have the needle remain with her for a few days or longer before it fell off. Scientists are anxious that Tahlequah, or J35, is not getting adequate food because she has been carrying her baby for so long. They will need to be within roughly 16 feet of the whale to get a breath s... [Full Article...]

AHA: Diets Should Stress Healthy Foods, Not Diversity

AHA: Diets Should Stress Healthy Foods, Not Diversity The nutritional advice is clear: eat a wide range of foods to ensure that you're getting a balanced diet. The American Heart Association Dietary Recommendations and the DASH Diet - Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension - are both examples of healthy eating patterns. [Full Article...]

Ebola kills 34 in Democratic Republic of Congo

Ebola kills 34 in Democratic Republic of Congo He cited new results of genetic analysis that confirm the strain of Ebola in the new outbreak is the Zaire strain, one for which the vaccine can be used. "The bad news is that this strain of Ebola carries with it the highest case-fatality-rate of any of the strains of Ebola, anywhere above 50% and higher, according to previous outbreaks", he said. [Full Article...]

Poppy Seed Bagel Causes Woman Giving Birth To Fail Drug Test

Poppy Seed Bagel Causes Woman Giving Birth To Fail Drug Test But her doctor said the hospital had already reported her to the state. It is possible to test positive for opiates, or morphine, because you consumed poppy seeds, said Dr. Accordingly, health officials believed her newborn daughter, Beatrice, was at risk, and required the infant to remain in the hospital for five days under observation, WBAL reported. [Full Article...]

Want to be a dad? Wear boxers, not skin-tight briefs

Want to be a dad? Wear boxers, not skin-tight briefs It looked at 656 men who were part of couples seeking treatment at the clinic. Scientists at the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health tested 656 men and found that those who wore boxers had 25% more sperm per millilitre and 17% in each ejaculate than those that wore briefs, jockeys or smaller trousers. [Full Article...]

BCMVCD: West Nile Virus "Out of Control"

BCMVCD: West Nile Virus People who contract West Nile virus may show mild signs of illness including fever, headache and body aches. Brenda Miller is the manager of health protection and investigation with Region of Waterloo Public Health and said the region monitors 16 different sites for West Nile virus in recreational and residential areas. [Full Article...]

'My personal life is not for public consumption'

'My personal life is not for public consumption' The 36-year-old actress , who forayed into Hollywood and made the U.S. her home, stated that she does not feel like giving explanation about her relationships to anyone. "But because I am so afraid of failing that developed a way of not being nervous", Priyanka said. My mom tells everyone, "Let her be alone for while", whenever I fail. [Full Article...]

Women More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks with a Female Doctor

Women More Likely to Survive Heart Attacks with a Female Doctor Or that male doctors are simply less quick to diagnose heart attacks among women because they think of a heart attack as "a prototypical "male" condition". The figures suggest a woman would have 5.4 per cent less chance of dying from a heart attack if treated by a doctor of the same sex. That doesn't mean we can only be healthy if our doctor looks just like us. [Full Article...]

Congo Back to Using Experimental Merck Vaccine Against Ebola

Congo Back to Using Experimental Merck Vaccine Against Ebola The strategy is the same that was used to contain the previous outbreak in Congo's Equateur province in which more than 3,300 people were vaccinated. 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. [Full Article...]

First case of West Nile virus found in Ada County

First case of West Nile virus found in Ada County Parts of Hazelwood, Southside Flats, Southside Slopes, Mt. Washington and Beltzhoover will be treated Thursday and Monday between 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Symptoms include: fever, headache and muscle aches. Most people with these symptoms will recover completely on their own. For more information on West Nile Virus, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website at: http://www.phac-aspc.g... [Full Article...]

Pentagon puts restrictions on fitness trackers

Pentagon puts restrictions on fitness trackers USA troops and civilian Defense Department employees are now prohibited from using geolocation features or functionality on government-issued and personal devices while in locations identified as "operational areas", according to a new memo signed by Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. [Full Article...]


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