Medical

Flood-ravaged Kerala: Deadly ‘rat fever’ kills at least 12 people

Flood-ravaged Kerala: Deadly ‘rat fever’ kills at least 12 people While Kerala is gradually recovering from the devastating floods that wreaked havoc in July and August, the locals are forced to battle new challenges. A woman became the latest victim of leptospirosis in Thiruvananthapuram , informed officials at the Kozhikode Medical College hospital. With Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan leaving for medical treatment to the US, Industries Minister E.P.Jayaraj... [Full Article...]

Blood-testing company Theranos is set to dissolve

After the SEC charged her and the company with fraud earlier this year, Holmes was stripped of control and is barred from serving as an officer or director at any public company for the next decade. His first expose on the company's technology ran in October 2015, and Theranos voided two years of its blood tests just seven months later. The SEC found that the government did not use Theranos' tec... [Full Article...]

Pediatric resident meets nurse who cared for him as newborn

Pediatric resident meets nurse who cared for him as newborn People reported that Wong had come across a second-year resident tending to a baby in an incubator, and chose to introduce herself and ask his name. "And that as a matter of fact, he was a premature baby born at our hospital". "The world needs more Vilmas", one said. Wong says he has the same dark eyes and alert expression. "I've come full-circle and I'm taking care of babies with the nurse tha... [Full Article...]

Legionella outbreak in Surrey likely from local source

Legionella outbreak in Surrey likely from local source There are now a total of 14 confirmed cases of Legionnaire's disease associated with Ashworth Avenue between Island Path and M Street in Hampton. The NH DHHS says tests carried about by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC "detected the presence of the Legionella bacteria from multiple sources within the Sands Resort water system, including but not limited hot tub spa". [Full Article...]

Mike Pence Honors Senator John McCain At Special Capitol Service

Mike Pence Honors Senator John McCain At Special Capitol Service He believed in the American people ". Nearly a quarter of McCain's fellow senators, Democrats and Republicans, traveled to Arizona to remember him during a carefully executed program that began at the Arizona State Capitol, continued to the Baptist church where he worshiped and ended at the Phoenix airport, where hundreds of Arizona National Guardsmen gave him one final salute. [Full Article...]

West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Wenham

West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes in Wenham IDPH is presently reporting 22 human cases. York County officials are asking residents to take precautions after a mosquito pool tested positive in the upper county Penniman area for a deadly illness. Minimize being outdoors when mosquitoes transmitting West Nile virus are most active, especially between dusk and dawn. Apply insect repellents that contain the active ingredient DEET, or other E... [Full Article...]

Want to shed flab? Change your breakfast, dinner timings

Dr. Johnston's colleagues and co-authors were Rona Antoni, Tracey M. Robertson, and M. Denise Robertson. Unlike other studies, participants could eat anything they would normally eat - no restrictions were applied other than the time of the meal. [Full Article...]

Stryker to buy K2M Group Holdings for about $1.4 billion

US stocks ended their four-day winning streak on Thursday as trade anxieties resurfaced and shareholders sold risk ahead of the long Labor Day holiday weekend. Analyst mean recommendation rating on a stock by the analyst community is at 2.00. It had seen a negative analyst call from JMP Securities, which downgraded the stock from Mkt Outperform to Mkt Perform on August 30. [Full Article...]

The Bugs Are Coming, and They’ll Want More of Our Food

The Bugs Are Coming, and They’ll Want More of Our Food If there are no drastic cuts in emissions from coal, oil and gas, the world will reach that 2.7 degree mark and extra insect loss around 2050 - give or take a decade or so, Deutsch said . The past experiments that the team studied show conclusively that increases in temperature will accelerate insect metabolism, which boosts their appetites, at a predictable rate. [Full Article...]

Experts Just Changed Their Car Seat Safety Guidelines To Keeps Kids Safe

Experts Just Changed Their Car Seat Safety Guidelines To Keeps Kids Safe In the press release, he explained that there's not enough data to determine the exact age to transition a child to a forward-facing seat and that keeping your child rear-facing "as long as possible is the best way to keep them safe". The AAP made a decision to update its recommendations to reflect how the science has evolved. When children ride forward-facing, their bodies are restrained by the h... [Full Article...]

Schools want to pay research subjects to eat avocados

Schools want to pay research subjects to eat avocados The test group will be required to eat one avocado per day throughout the study. In addition, you waist measurements must be at least 35 to 40 inches. Those who were limited to eating only two avocados per month also will be given a consolation prize of 24 avocados to make up for their months of denial. [Full Article...]

Virginia Department of Health Reports West Nile Virus Cases

Virginia Department of Health Reports West Nile Virus Cases Harrison County Mosquito Control has handed out flyers in the area, and workers on spray trucks are doing extra spraying to kill adult mosquitoes, Director Gene Fayard said. If you must be out during these hours, wear light-colored long-sleeve shirts and long trousers. Make sure you have good screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out. [Full Article...]

FDA Issues a Recall of the Popular High Blood Pressure Drug Hydrochlorothiazide

FDA Issues a Recall of the Popular High Blood Pressure Drug Hydrochlorothiazide According to WREG, the tablets are light orange to peach colored, round with an "H" on one side and a number one on the other side. Accord - the company that distributes the drug - is recalling this individual lot from the market due to the "potential mix-up of labeling". [Full Article...]

New study pays people to eat avocados

Avocados contain the highest fat content of any fruit, but they may help people lose belly fat, according to Loma Linda University . Penn State University, and the University of California, Los Angeles, will partake in the study with LLU and will each recruit 250 people to participate in their separate studies. [Full Article...]

Kosher Empire Chicken Linked To Salmonella Outbreak

Kosher Empire Chicken Linked To Salmonella Outbreak They also recommend avoiding eating Empire Kosher brand chicken. The strain was found in another processing plant that has not been publicly identified. Salmonella was found in samples of raw chicken collected by the CDC at two facilities, including one that processes Empire Kosher chicken. The illnesses were reported from September 25 to June 4, CDC officials said, and victims ranged in age fr... [Full Article...]

New study claims that air pollution causes reduction in intelligence

New study claims that air pollution causes reduction in intelligence Air pollution is already known to cause 4.5 million deaths a year, and a wide range of illnesses, but it has a more insidious effect as well. Most everyone knows that air pollution can cause physical ailments, particularly those associated with the lungs, but new evidence suggests it can also cause mental harm. [Full Article...]

CDC: STD rates skyrocketing in United States

CDC: STD rates skyrocketing in United States Chlamydia was the most common condition reported to the CDC, with more than 1.7 million cases diagnosed in 2017. More than 1.7 million cases were diagnosed in 2017, with 45 percent among 15- to 24-year-old females. "The field desperately needs new resources", he said. How do dating apps contribute to STDs? The spike has also been blamed on lower condom usage and antibiotic-resistant strains... [Full Article...]

Coconut oil is 'pure poison' - Harvard Prof

Coconut oil is 'pure poison' - Harvard Prof The saturated fat in coconut oil is what leads to LDL cholesterol, also known as the "bad" cholesterol. So is it good or bad? The popularity and marketing of coconut oil may have obscured some important information about the fat and the variety of different labels can be confusing. [Full Article...]

McSally fends off challenges to win GOP Senate nomination in Arizona

McSally fends off challenges to win GOP Senate nomination in Arizona A contentious three-way US Senate battle in Arizona yesterday among Republicans fighting to prove the depth of their allegiance to President Donald Trump tops the last big day of state nominating contests before November's elections. Polls have shown Sinema with narrow leads over McSally and a wider gap between her and the other two candidates. The primary also is expected to cement a heavyw... [Full Article...]

Primary day in Florida and Arizona [UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT]

Primary day in Florida and Arizona [UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE NIGHT] Florida will also be home to one of the top Senate contests this cycle. The heavily favored Graham , a party centrist and daughter of former governor and senator Bob Graham , lost to Gillum , who is bidding to become the first African-American governor of his state. [Full Article...]


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