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West Nile virus identified in Grand Forks West Nile virus identified in Grand Forks
- June 16, 2018

Last year, 40 residents of MI were diagnosed with West Nile Virus with only one case resulting in death. The cities of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are urging citizens to take extra precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. For children older than 2 months, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends products containing 10 percent to 30 percent DEET. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants. (more...)
Half of colorectal cancers diagnosed too late for effective treatment Half of colorectal cancers diagnosed too late for effective treatment
- June 15, 2018

It is estimated that about 1 in 13 men and 1 in 16 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer during their lifetime. The Canadian Cancer Society is out with a new report that finds the test isn't happening enough-and half of colorectal cancers in Canada are diagnosed after they have spread to other parts of the body. (more...)
Jada Pinkett Smith Jada Pinkett Smith "considered" taking her own life - 14-Jun
- June 15, 2018

The " Girls Trip " star spent years "healing" her mental health, and says she has "the deepest gratitude" that she "pulled through" her tough times, even though keeping herself balanced is still a "daily practice" for her. "It's a practice of deep self-love", she wrote. "May Kate and Anthony Rest In Peace", she wrote. "I get real mushy because he's there and I just feel taken care of". (more...)
Mass. AG sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma, executives Mass. AG sues opioid maker Purdue Pharma, executives
- June 15, 2018

The complaint alleges that Purdue "created the epidemic and profited from it through a web of illegal deceit" by deceiving doctors and patients to get more people on their drugs, at "higher and more risky doses" and for longer periods of time, as well as by deploying falsehoods to keep patients away from "safer alternatives". (more...)
Work snacks add up to almost 1,300 calories a week, study finds Work snacks add up to almost 1,300 calories a week, study finds
- June 15, 2018

TUESDAY, June 12, 2018 (HealthDay News ) - Many working Americans obtain food and beverages from work, and these foods often do not align with dietary guidelines, according to a study presented during Nutrition 2018 , the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition, held from June 9 to 12 in Boston. (more...)
Prescription Medications May Be Making Americans Depressed, Study Shows Prescription Medications May Be Making Americans Depressed, Study Shows
- June 15, 2018

The study is the first one to reveal that the side effects from the use of such drugs at the same time had a link to likelihood of being depressed. The study found that not only are individuals on these medications more likely to experience depression, but when taking multiple medications, they are three times more likely to be depressed. (more...)
Erectile dysfunction linked to increased risk of heart disease Erectile dysfunction linked to increased risk of heart disease
- June 15, 2018

There are numerous risk factors for heart disease that men should watch out for, including one sign that can be significant for older men. "I think we can say with certainty now that erectile dysfunction has an independent risk predictor value above the routine risk factors like smoking , cholesterol and blood pressure", says Blaha. (more...)
Mind-blowing Stocks: Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) Mind-blowing Stocks: Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC)
- June 14, 2018

The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 1.61% and Monthly Volatility of 2.27%. Envision Healthcare Corporation has a one year low of $18.44 and a one year high of $83.27. EVHC moved 2.31% to 44.65. Envision provides physician services , offering staffing through a network of 25,000 clinical professionals at thousands of hospitals, surgery centers and other care sites across the country. (more...)
The gross reason you should always use a fresh tea towel
- June 14, 2018

Another 14 percent contained Staphylococcus aureus , which, if it gets into food, can produce toxins triggering food poisoning , per Live Science . Further, S. aureus was isolated at a higher rate from families of lower socio-economic status and those with children. To keep germs from spreading, health experts recommend washing or changing kitchen towels, sponges, and oven gloves regularly and letting them dry before using them again. (more...)
‘Hanger’ pangs are real: Why we feel angry when hungry ‘Hanger’ pangs are real: Why we feel angry when hungry
- June 14, 2018

We've all felt it - hangry . To prove this, the researchers designed and executed two online experiments. In the first study , conducted online, the participants were asked to participate either in hungry or full state. There is a more profound explanation why some people get hangry - the state of being irritable when hungry - than a mere decrease of blood sugar levels. (more...)
Analysts Ratings for Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) Analysts Ratings for Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX)
- June 14, 2018

Gamco Investors Et Al holds 331,409 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Virginia Retirement Et Al accumulated 74,700 shares or 0.02% of the stock. The ROIC Quality of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) is 7.851977. On average, equities analysts predict that Boston Scientific Corporation will post $1.10 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. More news for Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) were recently published by: Streetinsider.com, which released: "JANA ... (more...)
Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone
- June 14, 2018

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control released its latest suicide data, revealing that almost 45,000 people committed suicide in 2016. Standard anti-depression can take several weeks to work, and they aren't much useful as well, stated by the leading effort testing the drug of J&J's; Carla Canuso, in people deemed at the pipeline risk for suicide that's nearly closely associated with depression . (more...)
Over 200 Common Drugs May Cause Depression, Report Warns
- June 14, 2018

A new study reveals that one-third of Americans are taking both prescription and over-the-counter medications that may raise the risk of depression in some individuals. The researchers have not established any causal relationship between the drugs they identified in the study and depression - they merely pointed out a correlation. (more...)
Officials confirm Idaho’s first human plague case since 1992 Officials confirm Idaho’s first human plague case since 1992
- June 14, 2018

There are a few cases every year in the USA and more in other parts of the world. That would only happen through close proximity to someone suffering from the variation of the disease known as pneumonic plague. The department says there have only been 10 cases of plague involving people in both states since 1990. The plague is caused by a bacteria called Yersinia pestis , which is transmitted by fleas. (more...)
US babies, toddlers consume sugar well beyond recommended levels US babies, toddlers consume sugar well beyond recommended levels
- June 14, 2018

The study comes at a time when one in six children and adolescents in the US are obese. According to both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association , children under the age of 2 shouldn't consume foods or drinks with added sugars at all. (more...)
Missing Types Campaign to raise awareness for donating life-saving blood Missing Types Campaign to raise awareness for donating life-saving blood
- June 14, 2018

In an interview with JIS News , blood donor organiser at the National Blood Transfusion Centre, Igol Allen, said it is important for prospective donors to remember that blood donation is not just beneficial to persons who will receive the blood. (more...)
Africa's iconic baobab trees are dying at an alarming rate Africa's iconic baobab trees are dying at an alarming rate
- June 13, 2018

Tropical trees in the Costa Rican cloud forest also seem to be dying from rising temperatures . "It's a unusual feeling, because these are trees which may live for 2,000 years or more, and we see that they're dying one after another during our lifetime". (more...)
Added Sugar Consumption In Toddlers Is On The Rise In The US
- June 13, 2018

To arrive at her findings, Herrick assessed data from more than 800 infants and toddlers, aged between six and 23 months old, who took part in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between 2011 and 2014. The Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020 reveals that sugar-sweetened beverages make up 39 percent of added sugars in an average American's diet. These added sugars raise the daily calorie intake of the child. (more...)
Mom says daughter, 5, temporarily paralyzed by tick bite Mom says daughter, 5, temporarily paralyzed by tick bite
- June 13, 2018

Griffin later shared another photo of her daughter leaving the hospital. In Canada, tick paralysis is most commonly caused by the Rocky Mountain wood tick, with most cases in south-central B.C., he said. "We are going to be encountering more and more cases because we are seeing more and more ticks", said Jim Wilson, President of Canada Lyme Disease Foundation. (more...)
‘More concerned about Karnataka’s fitness’: Kumaraswamy to PM’s fitness challenge ‘More concerned about Karnataka’s fitness’: Kumaraswamy to PM’s fitness challenge
- June 13, 2018

I believe physical fitness is important for all and support the cause. "Yet, I am more concerned about development fitness of my state and seek your support for it", Kumaraswamy tweeted in response. The 67-year-old posted a 1.48 minute video of his morning routine in which he is seen walking on grass, pebbles, water, and gravel, among other things, and stretching backward on a rock. (more...)
Recall Alert: Throw away pre-cut melon Recall Alert: Throw away pre-cut melon
- June 13, 2018

Health officials are investigating a multistate salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon. -Stores selling the pre-cut melon (with brand name if applicable): Walmart (Freshness Guaranteed); Whole Foods /Amazon (Whole Foods Market); Costco (Garden Highway); Kroger (generic label distributed by Renaissance Food Group); Walgreens (Delish); Trader Joe's (Trader Joe's); Jay C; Payless; Owen's; and Sprouts (Sprouts Farmers Market). (more...)
Your kitchen towels could give you food poisoning, study suggests Your kitchen towels could give you food poisoning, study suggests
- June 12, 2018

Tea towels in the kitchen could be responsible for food poisonings finds study. Researchers from the University of Mauritius have shown that factors such as family size, type of diet, multi-usage of towels, among other factors, impact the growth of pathogens on kitchen towels , potentially causing food poisoning. (more...)
Kerala breathes a sigh of relief as Nipah scare subsides Kerala breathes a sigh of relief as Nipah scare subsides
- June 12, 2018

People wear safety masks as a precautionary measure after the "Nipah" virus outbreak at Kozhikode Medical College in Kerala. This is a good sign. The schools that were closed across the affected areas will also reopen on June 12, state Health Minister KK Shylaja said at a press conference in Kozhikode district on Sunday. (more...)
Trump administration: Heart of health law unconstitutional Trump administration: Heart of health law unconstitutional
- June 11, 2018

If a federal judge in Texas agrees with the Department of Justice's (DOJ) move to not defend the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act ( ACA ), millions of Americans could lose their healthcare coverage or face higher premiums for having preexisting conditions, a legal professor wrote Friday in a blog post for The Commonwealth Fund. (more...)
'Strong progress' in calming Congo Ebola outbreak 'Strong progress' in calming Congo Ebola outbreak
- June 10, 2018

The ongoing Ebola outbreak poses a significant risk of spread to these countries on the basis of proximity to the current outbreak and the current capacity of their health systems to cope with the disease. While Ebola's spread to a major city has complicated efforts to track all contacts of those infected, the presence of the virus in Iboko poses another world of problems. (more...)
Wythe County bands together for cancer fighters, survivors in Relay for Life Wythe County bands together for cancer fighters, survivors in Relay for Life
- June 10, 2018

Those fighting cancer get support from their loved ones; family, friends and neighbors. Dinner is then provided later for all survivors and their caregivers. "It's a great time, and I look forward to it every year". Mr Farrington said it is important for the community to know that the Relay is not just another local event for a specific group of residents. (more...)
Social Security must reduce benefits in 2034 if reforms aren’t made Social Security must reduce benefits in 2034 if reforms aren’t made
- June 10, 2018

Tuesday's projections are the first since the US Congress passed major tax cuts championed by President Donald Trump in December . The Medicare trust fund will be depleted in 2026, the administration said . And the trustees now say that program is going to be insolvent in 2026 - or roughly the same time as we are from the passage of Obamacare. Medicare Part B, which helps seniors pay for doctor's bills and outpatient expenses, and Part D, which offers prescription drug coverage, are ... (more...)
Dolphins 'name' friends to recognize them Dolphins 'name' friends to recognize them
- June 10, 2018

This formation of alliances within alliances is very unique and it's the only example we have in the animal kingdom outside of humans. On a second level, teams of alliances work together to steal females from opposing alliances and to defend against such theft attempts. (more...)
Cheap Blood Test May Predict Premature Birth Cheap Blood Test May Predict Premature Birth
- June 09, 2018

The test was tried in fewer than 100 women. Calling it "an exploratory study ", the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology called the research "too premature to say anything about". The test measures the activity of genetic material, called RNA, coming from the foetus, placenta and mother that ends up in the blood steam. For the study, the team used blood samples collected during pregnancy to identify which genes gave reliable signals about gestational age and prematurity risk. (more...)
Doctor arrested in Sheboygan charged in NYC overdose deaths Doctor arrested in Sheboygan charged in NYC overdose deaths
- June 09, 2018

Dr. Lawrence Choy, 65, allegedly prescribed addictive painkillers and other controlled substances in potentially lethal dosages and combinations for no legitimate medical objective to patients of his medical practice in Queens. He was determined by the medical examiners to have overdosed on "the holy trinity" of medications - oxycodone, alprazolam, and carisoprodol. For example, the investigation revealed that Choy simultaneously prescribed individual patients a trio of drugs including one or ... (more...)