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Allison and Tasuku Honjo Win 2018 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine

Allison and Tasuku Honjo Win 2018 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine Writing on his cancer centre's website, Allison said he was "honoured and humbled to receive this prestigious recognition". The two men won the prize for their landmark discovery of "cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation". [Full Article...]

First human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong

First human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong Doctors discovered the man had the strain of hepatitis when tests on him revealed abnormal liver function following a liver transplant . A 56-year-old man has been diagnosed with the disease, researchers from the University of Hong Kong said . [Full Article...]

Texas surf resort closed for ‘brain-eating amoeba’ testing

Texas surf resort closed for ‘brain-eating amoeba’ testing It's unclear how Stabile contracted the brain-eating amoeba, but the BSR Surf Resort shut down Friday while the CDC conducts an investigation, Kelly Craine, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District spokesperson, told the Waco Tribune. CDC crews collected water samples, trying to find the source of the contamination. According to the CDC's website, symptoms usually start one to nine days after... [Full Article...]

US FDA approves Lilly migraine drug; price same as rivals

Teva has offered a savings card that lets patients get Ajovy for free until December next year, Bloomberg reported . The company found in two phase 3 trials that patients on the drug had between a 3.6 and four-day reduction in migraine days per month (to be eligible, patients had to have between four and 14 migraine days per month). [Full Article...]

Five more CT residents test positive for West Nile

Five more CT residents test positive for West Nile Louis Encephalitis", Department of Health Palm Beach County Director Dr. Alina Alonso said in a news release. "It's very unusual to have this many people seriously ill with West Nile in September", said DPH Commissioner Dr. Other recommended repellents include: picaradin, lemon eucalyptus oil, para-menthane-diol, or IR3535. Take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing from dusk to da... [Full Article...]

New Florence flooding forecasts are good news for South Carolina

New Florence flooding forecasts are good news for South Carolina Eleven days after the once-fierce hurricane arrived on the coast, and more than a week after it blew north and dissipated, rivers swollen by its relentless rains are still flooding homes and businesses in their paths as they make their way to the sea. [Full Article...]

Boone County Prepapres For Flu Season By Opening Rural Immunization Clinics

Boone County Prepapres For Flu Season By Opening Rural Immunization Clinics Fred Lopez, and Infectious Disease Specialist at LSU Health Sciences Center. In Riverside County, flu cases were significantly higher than the previous year - with 23 related deaths last year compared to two the previous year. Flu vaccines given with a needle (i.e., flu shots) are now made in two ways: the vaccine is made either with flu viruses that have been "inactivated" (killed) and th... [Full Article...]

Sony Smart TVs Are Adding Alexa

Sony Smart TVs Are Adding Alexa This approach has been adopted across the Echo range for 2018 and makes the aesthetic much closer to that favoured by the Google Home Max and Apple HomePod . Amazon and Google are investing in startups using these funds so they can build up their rival voice assistant ecosystems. Amazon also states that Skype compatibility will arrive soon on the new model. [Full Article...]

Aetna sells Medicare Part D business to WellCare subsidiary

Standalone Medicare drug plans are sold as a supplement to Medicare parts A and B plans. The divestitures could help CVS and Aetna clear a major hurdle for approval from the Department of Justice, but it's no guarantee. The businesses being sold had about 2.2 million members as of June 30, Aetna said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, Aetna will retain ... [Full Article...]

Last Flu Season Was The Deadliest In Four Decades — CDC

Last Flu Season Was The Deadliest In Four Decades — CDC With the approach of flu season, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is recommending all Ohioans six months and older get a flu shot as soon as possible. There were similar spikes in this strain in years prior. Before people start coughing and spreading germs, studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the influenza virus usually circulates in the fall. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Apologizes To Klobuchar For Asking Her If She's Ever Blacked Out

Kavanaugh Apologizes To Klobuchar For Asking Her If She's Ever Blacked Out Klobuchar's father is an alcoholic. Kavanaugh mentioned his appreciation for the yeasty beverage during his opening statement to the committee, almost an hour after Christine Blasey Ford finished telling the committee about the evening she says he attempted to rape her when they were in high school. [Full Article...]

Senate panel advances Kavanaugh to full Senate

After Kavanaugh was approved on an 11-10 party-line vote , the Senate Judiciary Committee said it would request that the administration instruct the FBI to conduct a supplemental background investigation with respect to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court . [Full Article...]

2 hrs daily screen time limit makes kids more intelligent

2 hrs daily screen time limit makes kids more intelligent Dr. Eduardo Esteban Bustamante , an assistant professor of kinesiology and nutrition at the University of IL at Chicago who was not directly involved in the research, suggested that the study's findings about screen time may reflect interruption of important childhood growth cycles involving stress related to physical activity and recovery from sleep . [Full Article...]

Marion County Reports Death Related To West Nile Virus

Marion County Reports Death Related To West Nile Virus Executive Director Heather Gallant said Tuesday that the Bristol County Mosquito Control Project informed the health board of its findings, as has been common practice in the past. But about one percent of people infected with West Nile Virus will develop severe symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches and mental status changes. [Full Article...]

Senate Committee Votes Friday on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

The psychology professor said she was 100% sure that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. "It's the beginning of a process that will tear this country apart", Graham said. But under the committee's procedures, the career prosecutor was limited to five minutes at a time, interspersed between Democrats' questions, creating a choppy effect as she tried piecing toge... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization Fears 'Perfect Storm' Could Spread Ebola in DR Congo

World Health Organization Fears 'Perfect Storm' Could Spread Ebola in DR Congo Salama said it was unclear when operations might resume but that an official mourning period is expected to last until Friday. Most recently a deadly attack on 22 September left 21 dead , including 17 civilians. Speaking to journalists at the United Nations in Geneva , Dr Salama noted that the worldwide response to the major public health threat had been excellent and that donors have respon... [Full Article...]

Monkeypox: Britain's third case confirmed by Public Health England at Blackpool hospital

Public Health England say that the third individual confirmed to have the virus after being involved in the care of the case in Blackpool Victoria Hospital. A rash will appear one to three days after the fever, often beginning on the face before spreading elsewhere on the body. The rash goes through different stages before finally forming a scab that later falls off. [Full Article...]

U.S. sees highest number of babies born with syphilis in 20 years

U.S. sees highest number of babies born with syphilis in 20 years In 2017, the county reported 59,410 cases of chlamydia (a 1.6 percent increase compared to 2016), 24,157 cases of gonorrhea (9.5 percent increase), 4,403 cases of early syphilis (9.8 percent increase) and 44 cases of congenital syphilis (18.9 percent increase). [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris leads walkout on Senate committee vote on Kavanaugh

Kamala Harris leads walkout on Senate committee vote on Kavanaugh As the committee, with 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats, set its vote for 1:30 p.m. (1730 GMT), some Democrats left the room in protest. Sanders stressed Trump's support for Kavanaugh and said he wanted to see a vote. Four potentially decisive voters, Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., and Sen. "We are still talking", Manchin told CNN leaving the meetin... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh and Ford Have Testified. Here's What Happens Next

Kavanaugh and Ford Have Testified. Here's What Happens Next The network reports that Senate Judiciary Committee investigators placed a call to Kavanaugh about the accusations on September 25 and he denied the encounter. "Just basic memory functions". Later on, Vermont Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy, who had sat on the same Judiciary panel during the Anita Hill hearing, asked about Ford's most enduring memory of the incident. [Full Article...]


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