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Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S
- Августа 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
- Августа 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
- Августа 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
- Августа 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
- Августа 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
- Августа 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
- Августа 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
- Августа 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
- Августа 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
- Августа 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
- Августа 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
- Августа 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...)
How your cell phone can make you go blind How your cell phone can make you go blind
- Августа 14, 2018

Blue light from devices such as smartphones and computers can cause irreversible damage to the eyes, a study in the United States has found. Photoreceptor cells, known more commonly as rods and cones, use retinal to covert light into signals that are sent to the brain. (more...)
After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go
- Августа 13, 2018

Researchers had anxious J35, who was last spotted with her dead calf Wednesday, was not eating properly and was spending too much energy pushing the corpse. The SRKW's decline is linked to the reduction in population of its primary food source, Chinook salmon. "The ordeal of J35 carrying her dead calf for at least seventeen days and [1600km] is now over, thank goodness", researcher Ken Balcomb said on Twitter . (more...)
Blue Light Emitted By Smartphones Could Be Causing Blindness Blue Light Emitted By Smartphones Could Be Causing Blindness
- Августа 12, 2018

When combined with neurons and cancer cells, retinal that had been exposed to blue light killed them all - suggesting it could do the same to those found in the human eye. The damage is permanent. "Photoreceptor cells do not regenerate in the eye. When they're dead, they're dead for good ", said Ratnayak . Kasun Ratnayake, a PhD student at the University of Toledo and one of the authors of the study explained that if the blue light is shone on the retina, it kills the photoreceptor ... (more...)
Scientists concerned about endangered orca still pushing body of her calf Scientists concerned about endangered orca still pushing body of her calf
- Августа 12, 2018

Seventy five per cent of the incidents were of adult females looking after their dead calf , with some of them carrying decomposing bodies for up to a week. While he is part of the core veterinarian team trying to save the whale, it was the first time he'd seen the animal in person. This is the latest troubling sign for a population already at its lowest in more than three decades. (more...)
If you want to boost your fertility, start wearing loose underwear If you want to boost your fertility, start wearing loose underwear
- Августа 10, 2018

More than half (345) wore boxer shorts, and only a slightly smaller number of the group wore snugger-fitting underwear: 311. The researchers explained in Human Reproduction how they quizzed men in couples who were seeking fertility treatment about their favourite underwear choices. (more...)
Mosquito carrying West Nile virus discovered in Troy, Ill Mosquito carrying West Nile virus discovered in Troy, Ill
- Августа 10, 2018

Health officials said that doesn't automatically mean there's cause for alarm. "It's a good reminder this is the time of year that we have to be concerned about West Nile regardless of where the traps are and really take precautions for ourselves". (more...)
'My personal life is not for public consumption' 'My personal life is not for public consumption'
- Августа 09, 2018

She further added, "I dug my feet in and said I won't compromise on what I see the future of global entertainment for people like me and South Asians". "That's the next thing I want to do", said the actress, who also expressed a desire to do Broadway as she loves watching theatrical productions when she is in NY. (more...)
Women more likely to die of heart attack with a male doctor Women more likely to die of heart attack with a male doctor
- Августа 09, 2018

The results show that both men and women have better outcomes for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) when treated by a female physician, but that the biggest difference between male and female physicians is in outcomes for women . But "the penalty for being female is greater" when women are treated by male physicians, says Greenwood. However, for patients treated by male physicians, the gender gap in survival more than tripled to 0.7 percent. (more...)
CPS urges moms to breastfeed CPS urges moms to breastfeed
- Августа 09, 2018

This year's World Breastfeeding Week should help us to recommit to doing more to help every child, everywhere, realize the lifesaving benefits of breastfeeding , no matter where they live. When stressful thoughts and situations are combined, it might come in the way of the woman's milk production. He based his summation of the FOAD Hypothesis (Fatal origin of adult disease) which is premised on the fact that environmental factors particularly nutrition, act in early life to program risks ... (more...)
New outbreak of Ebola in the DRC New outbreak of Ebola in the DRC
- Августа 09, 2018

Mwebesa noted. Congo's health ministry says that it is preparing to begin Ebola vaccinations Wednesday in the eastern city of Beni and neighboring Mangina village where the outbreak was announced last week. DRC authorities still have on hand thousands of doses of the Merck vaccine, Reuters reports. The scenario of the disease poses other challenges, as it is a zone of conflict in which several armed groups operate and there is an active contraband given its proximity to the borders ... (more...)
West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps
- Августа 08, 2018

Washington and Beltzhoover will be treated Thursday and Monday between 8 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Mosquito bites can transmit the virus. This follows last week's positive test result in Woodstock. For information, call the West Nile virus info line at 519-383-3824 or toll-free at 1-800- 667-1839 ext. Symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, confusion, muscles weakness and severe headache. (more...)
Pentagon clamps down on fitness trackers, apps using Global Positioning System Pentagon clamps down on fitness trackers, apps using Global Positioning System
- Августа 08, 2018

Military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness trackers or cellphone applications that can reveal their location , according to a new Pentagon order. At the time, the Pentagon insisted that the classified or sensitive locations of US service members had not been compromised by the data. The policy calls for training US personnel to use the technology without exposing themselves or fellow service members - ... (more...)
China reports 18400 voluntary organ donors by July China reports 18400 voluntary organ donors by July
- Августа 07, 2018

The move would bring England in line with Wales, which has had an opt-out system in place since 2015, and Scotland which also plans to introduce a similar scheme. "This new system of organ donation presents us with an opportunity to save hundreds of black, Asian, mixed race and ethnic minority lives". She added the new system would involve a "soft opt-out", where families could override the presumption in favour of donation if they strongly believed their dead relative would not have wanted ... (more...)
August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
- Августа 07, 2018

On the occasion of World Breastfeeding Week 2018, WBW, the Sharjah Baby-Friendly Office, SBFO, is organising a series of interactive sessions and workshops for new mothers and medical personnel to boost awareness about the importance of breastfeeding, and its physical and psychological benefits for mothers and babies. (more...)
Kourtney Kardashian is open to having more kids - 04-Aug Kourtney Kardashian is open to having more kids - 04-Aug
- Августа 06, 2018

A sneak peek for season 15 of the E! reality show has surfaced which begins with Kourtney breaking down in tears while talking to Khloé Kardashian and their mother, Kris Jenner, about how hurt she was by her sister Kim's terrible words to her. (more...)
‘Unsafe burial’ of woman triggered new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo ‘Unsafe burial’ of woman triggered new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
- Августа 05, 2018

UNICEF Spokesperson Christophe Boulierac said the local office had dispatched five specialists from the Ebola response team and are expected to dispatch more. The WHO has confirmed that the latest strain is the Zaire strain, which is what the Merck vaccine targets as per Congo's health ministry. Eastern Congo is a tinderbox of conflicts over land and ethnicity stoked by decades of on-off war and this could hamper efforts to contain the virus. (more...)
American researchers transplant bioengineered lungs into pigs without complication American researchers transplant bioengineered lungs into pigs without complication
- Августа 05, 2018

Lung transplant lists are long, and suitable lungs are in short supply. Finally, they transplanted the four lab-grown lungs into the four recipient pigs. As the cells came from the same animal that then received a bioengineered lung, there was no organ rejection. Within two weeks, the transplanted lungs had already begun to establish the robust networks of blood vessels they need to survive. (more...)
Abstinence in middle age found to increase dementia risk by 45% Abstinence in middle age found to increase dementia risk by 45%
- Августа 05, 2018

Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ ) the data showed abstinence in midlife was associated with a 45% higher risk of dementia compared with people who consumed between one and 14 units of alcohol per week. Admissions for alcohol related chronic diseases and cases of dementia from 1991, and the role of cardiometabolic disease were then identified from hospital records. (more...)

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