Health Care


Mumps cases in Texas reach 20-year high Mumps cases in Texas reach 20-year high
- April 15, 2017

Texas then alerted other states and has been notified of 13 mumps cases in people who traveled to South Padre Island between March 8 and March 22 from six states, including two cases from Texas. After she heard about the mumps outbreak, she said she's fortunate her daughter Jeralee has the MMR vaccine (measles mumps rubella). In the first three months of 2017 between 100 and 299 cases have been reported in the state. (more...)
More than 1m people in Kuwait depressed More than 1m people in Kuwait depressed
- April 09, 2017

The statistics were revealed during a meeting to mark World Health Day at a secondary school in Ha Noi and were based on studies conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO ) in 2015. "It is against this backdrop we have to galvanise help, encourage people to talk about the way they feel, because to be depressed is not a crime". Ask how they're feeling and let them know you are there to listen. (more...)
Toowoomba youths miss out on cancer-preventing vaccine Toowoomba youths miss out on cancer-preventing vaccine
- April 07, 2017

Most of these go away on their own, typically without even causing symptoms, but some HPV strains can lead to genital warts and cancer. "Other types are considered high risk, causing cancer in different areas of the body including the cervix and vagina in women, penis in men, and anus and oropharynx (mouth and throat) in both men and women". (more...)
Tiny fish foils predators by injecting them with opioid venom Tiny fish foils predators by injecting them with opioid venom
- April 04, 2017

The study found that the venom is packed with opioids that resemble heroin . The venom contained well-known enkephalins, proteins that activate opioid receptors, according to the research published today in the journal Current Biology . (more...)
6 remain hospitalized from hotel carbon monoxide poisonings
- April 03, 2017

The other six children hospitalized as a result of the toxic leak ranged in age from 12-14. Don Wise says a high level of carbon monoxide was detected in the pool area and lower levels were found in other parts of the hotel. Police said she had just been in the pool area with the other children. Carbon monoxide levels were later found to be 16 times the safe limit. Fire officials said they believe the cause was carbon monoxide poisoning . (more...)
Compromise to undo 'bathroom law' passes N.C. Senate Compromise to undo 'bathroom law' passes N.C. Senate
- March 31, 2017

That temporary moratorium, according to House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger, would allow time for pending federal litigation over transgender issues to play out. The organization joined the boycott of North Carolina past year in response to widespread outrage over HB2. "That's a frightful precedent to set", said Rep. (more...)
Premature deaths rise in US as opioid epidemic worsens Premature deaths rise in US as opioid epidemic worsens
- March 30, 2017

Carver County ranked first in health outcomes and second in health factors , according to details of an annual health report . The trends in the past three years showed that Queens was improving in the areas of premature deaths, violent crime, air pollution, diabetes monitoring and number of uninsured individuals. (more...)
Kid suffers third-degree burns after DIY slime project Kid suffers third-degree burns after DIY slime project
- March 30, 2017

However, shortly afterwards she noticed her hands were in pain. "It felt like really hot and tingly", Kathleen said. 11-year-old Kathleen Quinn has been making "slime" since December. And most children make it and play with it over and over and never suffer any injuries. The Quinns had encouraged their daughter to make the slime seeing it as a welcome distraction to social media and other technology that pre-teens are typically consumed with, WCVB reported. (more...)
The internet is now shipping Mindy Kaling and Cory Booker The internet is now shipping Mindy Kaling and Cory Booker
- March 26, 2017

Kaling's namesake character Mindy Lahiri attended a friend's social event and mused over why a fictional version of Sen. And Booker, it seems, wasn't about to take the insult lying down. And if the (love) is really mutual, come have dinner with me in Newark? Booker, 47, then said her response was "making my day! I will send one to you for the door to door", was Booker's next move. (more...)
'Pizzagate' Gunman Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charges 'Pizzagate' Gunman Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charges
- March 25, 2017

The North Carolina man who police say fired an assault rifle in a Washington , DC, pizzeria while investigating an online conspiracy theory known as "Pizzagate" pleaded guilty Friday to gun charges in federal court. He fired the assault weapon into the restaurant several times, at one point aiming it at an employee who had come of out the pizzeria's back area after everyone had fled. (more...)
Trump feels 'somewhat' vindicated after Nunes intel briefing Trump feels 'somewhat' vindicated after Nunes intel briefing
- March 23, 2017

Congressman Nunes (R-CA) just finished a press conference during which he announced US intelligence agencies captured communications from members of the Trump transition team, and appeared to be running interference for President Donald Trump. (more...)
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:SHLD) Broker Price Targets For The Coming Week
- March 23, 2017

In Canada, Sears operates separately from its USA parent but is still controlled by hedge fund manager Edward Lampert, who is chairman and chief executive officer of the US chain. Is your local Sears or Kmart among 150 stores to be axed? "Sometimes multiple retailers to take those large spaces", Bell said. "They've got all kinds of issues", said Noel Hebert, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence . (more...)
Missing Girl Seen In "Disgusting" Facebook Live Video Found By Police
- March 22, 2017

Detectives are investigating the case of a missing teenage girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted in a videotaped attack that was posted on Facebook Live before she was found, a Chicago Police Department spokesman said Tuesday. The girl's mother, Stacey Elkins, said the video showed her daughter in various stages of undress with several young men. He said Mr Johnson immediately ordered an investigation and the department contacted Facebook to take down the video. (more...)
Interpol Lists Four North Koreans Wanted in Kim Murder: Malaysian Police
- March 19, 2017

He had been known to speak out publicly against his family's dynastic control of North Korea. "That is for now, anything else I would inform", he added. They are seeking help from Interpol member countries that include China to arrest and extradite them to Malaysia to face murder charges. About 315 North Koreans are in Malaysia. (more...)
Congress-Health Overhaul story
- March 18, 2017

A corrected version of the story is below: GOP leaders acknowledge health bill changes, may delay vote The White House and top House Republicans are acknowledging they will make changes to their troubled health care overhaul in hopes of nailing down votes and pushing the party's showpiece legislation through the chamber soon By ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Their health care overhaul imperiled from all sides, the White House and top House ... (more...)
Strawberries, spinach top list of produce with the most pesticides Strawberries, spinach top list of produce with the most pesticides
- March 14, 2017

Lunder said the USDA "found significantly more pesticides by weight than prior years", with the average pesticide weight on spinach doubling that of other produce. For those who want to steer clear of pesticides, you're best sticking to Mexican cuisine: sweet corn and avocados were awarded the top spots of the EWG's "Clean Fifteen" list . (more...)
'World's heaviest woman' has surgery in India, loses 100 kg 'World's heaviest woman' has surgery in India, loses 100 kg
- March 12, 2017

Traditional planes and air ambulances couldn't accommodate a passenger of her size, so in what Egypt Air claimed was an industry first, the airline adapted a cargo plane especially to transport the patient to India. "We are working on to correct all her associated medical problems so she gets fit enough to fly back to Egypt as soon as possible". Ms Abd El Aty's family says she weighed 5kg (11lb) at birth and was diagnosed with elephantiasis, a condition in which body parts swell due to a ... (more...)
Convicted For Deadly Maruti Riot, Haryana Manager Was Killed: 10 Facts Convicted For Deadly Maruti Riot, Haryana Manager Was Killed: 10 Facts
- March 11, 2017

The legal battle, which lasted over four-and-a-half years, started after a riot broke out at the Maruti unit on the evening of July 18, leaving the plant's General Manager (Human Resources) Awanish Kumar Dev dead. "It is important to understand that these 13 are the office bearers of the union and the main leaders", said John. "The stand of Maruti is vindicated". (more...)
Soy products may boost survival in breast cancer patients Soy products may boost survival in breast cancer patients
- March 07, 2017

Although the traditional Mediterranean diet involves moderate consumption of alcohol, in this study it was excluded from the criteria, as it is a known risk factor for breast cancer and is linked to 12,000 cases annually. No associations were found for women with hormone-receptor-positive tumors and for women who received endocrine therapy. To examine the effect of the soy products on breast cancer patients, the researchers examined the connection between intake of isoflavones and death. (more...)
Mauricio Pochettino sends warning to Chelsea after Tottenham's win over Everton Mauricio Pochettino sends warning to Chelsea after Tottenham's win over Everton
- March 06, 2017

Aguero's 42nd-minute strike handed City the lead and Leroy Sane added a second after the break to secure a 2-0 victory on a day when Pep Guardiola's men were made to work harder than they might have anticipated to claim the points. Since then, the goal have just kept flowing, netting 18 last season from his 37 games - already matching that incredible feat this season, with 11 games to play. (more...)
Study Finds Subway Chicken Is More Than 50 Percent Non-Chicken Study Finds Subway Chicken Is More Than 50 Percent Non-Chicken
- March 04, 2017

The sandwich chain, which has become one of the world's most popular fast-food brands over recent years, has vowed to look into the matter. Of the six restaurants tested, Subway's chicken was deemed to be made more of soy products than actual chicken, with the over roasted chicken and chicken strips being the worst of the bunch. (more...)
More Flu Deaths Reported in NC Last Week More Flu Deaths Reported in NC Last Week
- March 03, 2017

Officials say the elderly are most vulnerable to the flu, with seven of the eight victims this season age 70 or older. The other outbreaks were in nursing homes, she said. "It's not possible to predict the severity of a flu season or whether it will commence early", he said in a statement. Flu symptoms include a 100-degree Fahrenheit fever, cough and/or sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headaches, body aches, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. (more...)
Born in the '90s? Your colon cancer risk could be rising
- March 01, 2017

Known risk factors for colon and rectal cancer include obesity, inactivity and diets high in red and processed meat and low fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Colon and rectal cancers have increased dramatically and steadily in millennials and Generation X adults in the United States over the past four decades, a study confirmed Tuesday. (more...)
Deadly drug overdoses more than doubled since 1999 Deadly drug overdoses more than doubled since 1999
- February 25, 2017

In 2010, there were 3,036 overdose fatalities related to heroin in the U.S. In 2015, that number increased more than fourfold to 12,989 heroin-related overdose deaths, according to aReuters report citing data from the NCHS. CDC researchers examined data from the National Vital Statics System to see the effects of drug trends across the nation from 1999 to 2015, ABC reported . (more...)
Physical disorder, not bad behavior: Study links ADHD to brain size Physical disorder, not bad behavior: Study links ADHD to brain size
- February 19, 2017

They dubbed ADHD a "disorder or brain maturation delay" and said structural differences were greatest for children. For the new study , Dr. Hoogman and colleagues measured differences in brain structure from MRI scans of 1,713 participants diagnosed with ADHD, and in 1,529 other people (the controls) who did not have ADHD. (more...)
Planned Parenthood Supporters Outnumber Anti-Abortion Activists At NYC Protests Planned Parenthood Supporters Outnumber Anti-Abortion Activists At NYC Protests
- February 12, 2017

The counterprotesters plan to gather at 8:30 a.m. and stay at the site until 11 a.m. Planned Parenthood receives federal funds from Medicaid reimbursements and Title X, a federal program that supports family planning and preventive health services. (more...)
Rahul Gandhi retorts, says PM Narendra Modi `likes peeping in bathrooms`
- February 12, 2017

Voting got underway on Saturday in India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh in a contest seen as a key test for Narendra Modi halfway into his first term as prime minister. "There are 40,000 complaints registered under the Arms Act", he said. "Once we form a government in UP, we will ensure that GDA and other development authorities are audited", he said. (more...)
W'Cup: Hosts Qatar spending $500ma week
- February 11, 2017

World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar are splurging nearly $US500 million ($AU655m) a week on major infrastructure projects for the tournament. The Emirate is expected to spend more than $200 billion in total by 2022. The money for the world cup had been protected from the cuts to the national budget caused by low oil and gas prices. The human rights groups have claimed that the workers have been exploited and forced to work under very unsafe conditions. (more...)
Dripping is the latest trend among CT teen e-cigarettes users Dripping is the latest trend among CT teen e-cigarettes users
- February 09, 2017

The potentially risky vaping method of dripping involves dropping liquid nicotine directly onto the e-cigarette's hot coils to produce thicker and more flavorful smoke. Teens are the main users of e-cigarettes. The authors called for additional research into the dangers of dripping and more education for youths. (more...)
WCVB wants you to Go Red!
- February 02, 2017

And even if you don't have active symptoms, it's still super important to know your risk factors and get regular check-ups. "Look for information about your heart health at the American Heart Association's website www.goredforwomen.org". These events will provide free heart health screenings for blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglyceride level, and body mass index (BMI), and experts will lead educational demonstrations focusing on nutrition and diet, diabetes, stress management, smoking ... (more...)
Falcons Matt Bryant is okay with missing Pro Bowl Falcons Matt Bryant is okay with missing Pro Bowl
- January 29, 2017

Despite the lush environment in Hawaii, where the game has taken place for most of its history, the distance to the mainland and time difference to major markets has been an impediment to attendance. It is the Pro Bowl , so they may not be going at 100 percent speed. As the National Football League plays its first Pro Bowl in Orlando, wondering if it can be a long-term landing point for the beleaguered all-star game, Drew Brees can't help but think about what was left behind. (more...)
Trump says intelligence officials tell him torture works
- January 26, 2017

The Arizona Senator later told MSNBC that America's most respected military leaders - including Mr Trump's new Defence Secretary James Mattis - do not agree with torture and he was "very confident that it wouldn't stand a day in court" if the Trump administration accepted the use of torture again. (more...)
Cervical cancer just got much deadlier-because scientists fixed a math error
- January 26, 2017

SANFORD — The Florida Department of Health in Seminole County (DOH-Seminole) recognizes January as Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time to educate, encourage and empower women to visit their health care provider for information and screening for cervical cancer . (more...)
Giant Mystery Wave Spotted in Atmosphere of Venus
- January 18, 2017

The unusual feature was observed by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's Akatsuki spacecraft, which entered Venus' orbit in late 2015. Illustration of surface winds on Venus being pushed up by a mountain, causing tension in the upper atmosphere that slows the high-altitude winds. (more...)
Tapeworm in Salmon: Japanese Parasite Found in Alaskan-Caught Fish Tapeworm in Salmon: Japanese Parasite Found in Alaskan-Caught Fish
- January 16, 2017

Experts are now anxious that people who love to eat raw fish might not be willing to give up their preferences. By observing the musculature and the internal organs of the fish under a magnifying glass, the researchers discovered larvae measuring up to 15 millimeters long. (more...)