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WHO expects more Ebola cases in DR Congo WHO expects more Ebola cases in DR Congo
- August 20, 2018

We expect to see more cases as a result of earlier infections and these infections developing into illness", World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told a Geneva news briefing. An epidemic between 2013 and 2016 killed more than 11,300 people in West Africa. The outbreak in North Kivu province was declared on August 1 and UNICEF reported that so far, two children have died, while six others, who either are infected by the disease or suspected to be, are receiving treatment ... (more...)
'K2' synthetic marijuana blamed for 46 overdoses at New Haven park 'K2' synthetic marijuana blamed for 46 overdoses at New Haven park
- August 20, 2018

A total of 15 people overdosed on the New Haven Green starting Wednesday morning, authorities said at a press conference earlier in the day. Alston said initial reports indicate people overdosed on K2, a synthetic marijuana that contains a variety of chemicals and has been linked to prior large-scale overdoses. (more...)
16 nurses pregnant at Arizona hospital 16 nurses pregnant at Arizona hospital
- August 19, 2018

She also said that their non-pregnant colleagues have been of enormous help at assisting with patients they should not be exposed to because of conditions or treatments that are potentially harmful for expectant women, such as tuberculosis or shingles or chemotherapy due to the radiation. (more...)
No alarm over West Nile virus case - English No alarm over West Nile virus case - English
- August 19, 2018

York County hasn't endured a West Nile virus-related fatality in more than a decade, but that doesn't mean it's smart to be lackadaisical about battling against mosquitoes. Symptoms in humans are like a cold or flu, Smith said, with fever, headache, body ache, occasionally a mild skin rash. - Dispose of tin cans, ceramic pots and other unnecessary containers on your property. (more...)
E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs
- August 19, 2018

Critics argue that e-cigarettes could act as a "gateway" to smoking, especially for young people - but this report claims non-smokers are very unlikely to take up vaping. They also said the government should look again at regulations limiting e-juice refill strengths and tank sizes which were brought in by the EU. "The committee believes that the risk for smokers of continuing to use conventional cigarettes is greater than the uncertainty over the long-term use of e-cigarettes", the report ... (more...)
Overdose deaths up nationwide, down in Utah, says CDC Overdose deaths up nationwide, down in Utah, says CDC
- August 19, 2018

Ahmad, of the Division of Vital Statistics at the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics, noted in the report . More than 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses in 2017, up almost 7% from 2016, according to preliminary data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (more...)
Contact lens removed from woman's eyelid after 28 years Contact lens removed from woman's eyelid after 28 years
- August 19, 2018

Instead, at age 42, she visited an ophthalmologist for what she thought was an unrelated problem: Her left eyelid had been swollen and drooping for about six months, and doctors could feel a small lump under the skin, according to a report of her case, published August 10 in the journal BMJ Case Reports . (more...)
Meat-Heavy, Low-Carb Diets Can 'Shorten Lifespan' Meat-Heavy, Low-Carb Diets Can 'Shorten Lifespan'
- August 19, 2018

The study looked at the diets of more than 15,400 people in the United States, finding the moderate carb intake has the best outcome in terms of mortality risk. A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests. Food plans which replace carbs with protein and fat, such as the Ketogenic or Atkins diets, have gained popularity, and endorsed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian. (more...)
New Cases Bring Measles Count To 3 In Florida's Gulf Coast New Cases Bring Measles Count To 3 In Florida's Gulf Coast
- August 19, 2018

A recent outbreak of measles has some doctors encouraging vaccination as the best way to prevent measles and its spread. The CDC noted that measles is common in many parts of the world, and travelers continue to bring the disease into the United States. (more...)
Mass Overdose Leaves Connecticut Park Strewn with Dozens of Drugged-Out Victims Mass Overdose Leaves Connecticut Park Strewn with Dozens of Drugged-Out Victims
- August 18, 2018

Dozens of people have been treated in CT during the past two days after officials say they overdosed on K2, an often-laced synthetic drug. New Haven Police have arrested three people in connection with the case, and the investigation is now ongoing, New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell said in a press conference. (more...)
Google may launch new health and fitness assistant Google Coach Google may launch new health and fitness assistant Google Coach
- August 18, 2018

However, Google claims that the Pie Go edition would take up even lesser space and provide faster device boot times for smartphones . The biggest highlight of the update is more internal storage out of the box. "A core part of these apps include unique features, like free downloading in YouTube Go , that aren't found in the classic app", Kamdar added. To deliver faster charging, Pixels and many Android phones use the USB power delivery. (more...)
New study finds glyphosate in kids' cereals and snack bars New study finds glyphosate in kids' cereals and snack bars
- August 18, 2018

General Mills' popular Cheerios brand had the next highest with 530 parts per billion . Getty Images/Blend Images Oat-based cereals, including Cheerios, were found to contain glyphosate. "Parents shouldn't worry about whether feeding their children heathy oat foods will also expose them to a chemical linked to cancer". We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. (more...)
Starbucks debuts its first protein-packed coffee Starbucks debuts its first protein-packed coffee
- August 18, 2018

The latest in Starbucks cold beverage line-up, Protein Blended Cold Brew is made with slow-steeped Starbucks Cold Brew, alternative milk and plant-based proteins for a delicious, non-dairy beverage that's a good source of protein and keeps you going throughout the day. (more...)
Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park
- August 18, 2018

Some became unconscious and others vomited, authorities said. "People are self-medicating for several different reasons and every agency - police, fire, medical, hospitals - all are strained at this time", Chief Alston said. Campbell said New Haven provides an array of services to people addicted to drugs, many of whom come from other towns where such treatment programs aren't available. (more...)
World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb
- August 17, 2018

The team used unconventional scientific techniques to identify it as the remains of a solid cheese made from cow milk and sheep or goat milk. The study found signs of bacteria potentially causing the deadly disease brucellosis, caught through the ingestion of unpasteurized dairy products . (more...)
Authorities Say 15 Overdosed In 45 Minutes At Connecticut Park
- August 17, 2018

A suspect is in custody after over 40 individuals overdosed in a CT park on a drug suspected of being laced with an opioid, police say. Police did not immediately release the name of the man who was arrested, saying they were waiting for victims to positively identify him. (more...)
Newshour, DR Congo trials experimental Ebola treatment Newshour, DR Congo trials experimental Ebola treatment
- August 17, 2018

The outbreak is the country's 10th since 1976, when the disease was first identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC ) near the Ebola River, a tributary of the Congo. The mAb114 treatment was developed in the United States by the National Institutes of Health using the antibodies of the survivor of an Ebola outbreak in the western Congolese city of Kikwit in 1995. (more...)
Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale
- August 17, 2018

It's not yet clear what exactly sparked the suspected mass overdose, but authorities said they received reports that people were smoking in the area. "After 8:00 [a.m. At first, the drug Nalaxone - used to treat narcotic overdoses - appeared not to work. 'Narcan was not effective here at the scene, ' said Alston. K2 is a synthetic cannabinoid related to marijuana that is frequently laced with other drugs, said Dr. (more...)
Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S
- August 17, 2018

The Rochester-headquartered medical system has been named the number one hospital in the nation in the new U.S. News and World Report rankings. University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine bumped UCSF Medical Center to round out the top five on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll. (more...)
NYU To Cover Tuition For All Medical Students NYU To Cover Tuition For All Medical Students
- August 17, 2018

Rivera also said the school plans to refund out-of-pocket payments already made for the current year and will return loans taken out by their students. -only degree program. Seventy-five percent of doctors in the US graduated with debt, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges , and the median current debt of a graduating student is $202,000. (more...)
Alphabet Makes a $375 Million Bet on Obamacare Startup Oscar Alphabet Makes a $375 Million Bet on Obamacare Startup Oscar
- August 16, 2018

Schlosser explained in an interview with Wired that Alphabet's new investments will help Oscar Health improve its internal infrastructure, clinical management system, and consumer-facing technologies such as on-demand concierge insurance apps. (more...)
More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected
- August 16, 2018

On Thursday morning, New Haven Director of Emergency Management Rick Fontana told WTNH-TV that a K2 sample it tested was negative for the presence of fentanyl. Kathryn Hawk, an emergency medicine physician and professor at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where numerous victims were treated. Officials described a hectic scene as emergency crews worked to respond to all of the overdose reports. (more...)
MS reports 21 West Nile virus human cases so far MS reports 21 West Nile virus human cases so far
- August 16, 2018

Overall, 106 cases of West Nile virus disease in people have been reported to CDC. Public health officials say two MA municipalities have mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus. To reduce their risk of West Nile virus, area residents are encouraged to use insect repellent containing DEET, wear light-coloured and long-sleeve clothing (especially between dusk and dawn) and clean up and remove any stagnant water around properties. (more...)
Texas Medical Center Hospitals Recognized Among the Nation's Best Texas Medical Center Hospitals Recognized Among the Nation's Best
- August 16, 2018

Duke University Hospital has again emerged as the top hospital in North Carolina for complex medical conditions, and one of only two in the Southeast in the national top 20, according to the latest national hospital ranking by U.S. "As recognized by U.S. News, our medical centers are able to provide a range of high-quality services". UC Davis was the only Sacramento-area hospital to be ranked among the top 50 US hospitals when it comes to complex specialty care. (more...)
FDA OKs marketing of contraceptive app FDA OKs marketing of contraceptive app
- August 16, 2018

One Stockholm hospital launched an investigation into the app following 37 unplanned pregnancies in women who were using it. The app had a "perfect use" failure rate of 1.8%, which means that 1.8 women in every 100 who use the app for a year will become pregnant because they have had sexual intercourse on a day when the app predicted they would not be fertile or because their contraceptive method failed when they had intercourse on a fertile day. (more...)
Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University
- August 16, 2018

Synthetic cannabinoids are often laced with other drugs, such as opioids, officials said. "And after about the sixth one", Alston said. There were so many overdoses - people passed out, vomiting, convulsing - that emergency workers could hardly sprint fast enough to keep up. (more...)
Vaping is more harmful than you think, damages vital immune system cells Vaping is more harmful than you think, damages vital immune system cells
- August 16, 2018

The results showed that the condensate was significantly more harmful to the cells than e-cigarette fluid and that these effects worsened as the "dose" increased. "There has been a lot of support for people to use e-cigarettes rather than traditional cigarettes because of the perceived safety of the e-cigarette process", lead researcher Dr. (more...)
Dozens overdose on ‘K2’ in Connecticut park Dozens overdose on ‘K2’ in Connecticut park
- August 16, 2018

Connecticut Public Radio 's Diane Orson reports that at least one person has been arrested in connection with the case. Sandy Bogucki of the Yale School of Public Health. "We heard from people on the green this morning, that it could have included PCP and some of the reactions of the patients, the emergency department suggests there was an opioid involved as well", said Dr. (more...)
Measles Outbreak Hits 107 People, In 21 States Which Includes NC Measles Outbreak Hits 107 People, In 21 States Which Includes NC
- August 16, 2018

Yet one or two out of every 1,000 children who get measles will die from complications , according to the CDC . The CDC says symptoms generally appear about seven to 14 days after a person is infected and can begin with a high fever, cough runny nose and red, watery eyes. (more...)
Tampa General ranked Florida’s second-best hospital in U.S
- August 14, 2018

The top five US hospitals for 2018-2019 were the Mayo Clinic based in Rochester, Minn.; Cleveland Clinic; Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Hospital , Boston's Massachusetts General Hospital; and the University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine, based in Ann Arbor. (more...)