Medical

Multiple casualties reported after shooter opens fire in Maryland

Multiple casualties reported after shooter opens fire in Maryland Gahler says there is no longer any threat at the site of the Thursday morning shooting . A law-enforcement official with knowledge of the shooting stressed that the number of dead is based on preliminary information. Rite Aid spokeswoman Susan Henderson told CNN that the "distribution center is where products are received and processed for delivery". It appears there was only one weapon, ... [Full Article...]

Jacksonville Cardiologist: Apple Watch Will 'Revolutionize' Practice Of Medicine

Jacksonville Cardiologist: Apple Watch Will 'Revolutionize' Practice Of Medicine At today's Apple Special Event, Apple announced the Apple Watch Series 4 . Worldwide, about 48 million smartwatches are expected to be sold this year compared to almost 1.9 billion phones, according to the research firm Gartner. Apple's new smartwatch will have the ability to take high-quality heart readings to detect irregular heart rhythms and other potential problems. [Full Article...]

FDA wants e-cigarette makers to extinguish use by kids

FDA wants e-cigarette makers to extinguish use by kids He's also proud of how he said those products changed his life for the better. More generally, the FDA wants Juul and the other companies to contemplate "the particular youth appeal of their products", which involves features, such as style and convenience, that adults also happen to like . [Full Article...]

STD rates in U.S. rise for fourth year in a row

STD rates in U.S. rise for fourth year in a row The CDC report shows nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia , gonorrhea , and syphilis were diagnosed in the U.S.in 2017. Some experts believe it may be caused by less-frequent condom use, better diagnostics, and even dating apps. Gonorrhea diagnoses almost doubled among gay men - going from 169,130 cases in 2013 to 322,169 previous year. Almost 70 percent of syphilis cases were in gay, bise... [Full Article...]

McCain's death shadows Republican primary in Arizona

McCain's death shadows Republican primary in Arizona The contest could be critical to the balance of power in the Senate in November because the Arizona seat of retiring Republican Jeff Flake , a Trump critic, is considered one of the two top takeover targets for Democrats, along with Nevada. [Full Article...]

Harvard professor says coconut oil is ‘pure poison’

Harvard professor says coconut oil is ‘pure poison’ Interestingly, a video of her speech which was uploaded on YouTube has now received over 900,000 views. Despite the saturation fat, health experts say there is no need to completely avoid coconut oil if you like the flavor, just use it in moderation or as an occasional treat. [Full Article...]

Local mosquito spraying scheduled after West Nile Virus detection

Local mosquito spraying scheduled after West Nile Virus detection Symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash. The symptoms may develop two to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Although few mosquitoes actually carry the virus, there a several things you can do to minimize your exposure and eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes. [Full Article...]

There is 'no safe level of alcohol,' says huge new global study

The scientists pooled together data from 592 studies with a total of 28 million participants to assess the global health risks associated with alcohol. According to the study, 2.4 billion people around the world consume alcohol on a regular basis, including 1.5 billion males and 0.9 billion females. [Full Article...]

Officials warn again of air health in smoky Seattle

Officials warn again of air health in smoky Seattle This comes on the heels of an air quality alert that began last Thursday and was expected to dissipate by noon Sunday. There should be "some" improvement to our air quality by late Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service . [Full Article...]

Coconut oil is 'pure poison', says Harvard professor

Coconut oil is 'pure poison', says Harvard professor The speech was called Coconut Oil and other Nutritional Errors . "It's not a hard topic, scientifically", said Frank Sacks, a professor of cardiovascular disease prevention at the Harvard School of Public Health and lead author of an AHA advisory on dietary fats released a year ago. [Full Article...]

Statewide West Nile risk level is raised to moderate

Statewide West Nile risk level is raised to moderate Some Jackson residents weren't aware that nine cases have been reported in Hinds County, but are still on top of their game when it comes to fighting off mosquitoes. Avoid areas where mosquitoes are prevalent. The standard response to prevent mosquito breeding in an area with a positive sample of mosquitoes consists of increased spraying and larviciding in the area until trapped mosquitoes test ne... [Full Article...]

NYU to Offer Free Tuition for All Medical School Students

NYU to Offer Free Tuition for All Medical School Students In December, Columbia University received a $250 million gift from Dr. Roy Vagelos and Diana Vagelos, of which $150 million created an endowment that will cover the tuition for medical students who are deemed to have financial need at the renamed Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. [Full Article...]

Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale

Those who were treated were suffering from a range of symptoms, including vomiting, hallucinations, high blood pressure and shallow breath. 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. [Full Article...]

Want to be a dad? Wear boxers, not skin-tight briefs

Want to be a dad? Wear boxers, not skin-tight briefs A researcher at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the study's lead author said in a press release, "These results point to a relatively easy change that men can make when they and their partners are seeking to become pregnant". [Full Article...]

Health department says mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Kentucky

Health department says mosquitoes with West Nile virus found in Kentucky It's the first human case of the virus in Colorado for the 2018 mosquito season. Most people who are bitten by an infected mosquito either have no symptoms or have temporary, flu-like symptoms while others contract a much more severe illness. [Full Article...]

National Hot Dog Day 2018: The deals on Staten Island

National Hot Dog Day 2018: The deals on Staten Island Here are the best promotions for National Hot Dog Day 2018. JJ's Red Hots has released its list of the most popular hot dog toppings . You have to be a new app user and be dining in one of the participating locations. You must be a member of My Hwy 55 Rewards Program . The first 100 customers at Philly Pretzel Factory locations on National Hot Dog Day get a free pretzel dog . [Full Article...]

The big money behind Trump’s Supreme Court pick

The big money behind Trump’s Supreme Court pick FreedomWorks, the conservative advocacy group, issued a statement applauding Trump for choosing Judge Kavanaugh . Trump hailed Kavanaugh as "one of the finest and sharpest legal minds of our time" when announcing his nomination. Last night he confirmed Brett Kavanaugh as his choice for the court in a move that has anxious liberals and womens' groups. As how Kavanaugh would rule on the h... [Full Article...]

Hot Dog Contest Odds: Joey Chestnut Favorite On Fourth Of July

Hot Dog Contest Odds: Joey Chestnut Favorite On Fourth Of July Neave said he doesn't expect to win, but he said he hopes to down 30 or so hot dogs within the 10-minute competition. Joey Chestnut , who set a new record by eating 74 hot dogs, was originally credited with eating just 64 after two finished plates were missed. [Full Article...]

Know Your Status for National HIV Testing Day

Know Your Status for National HIV Testing Day The inauguration of the committee takes strength from the GAC Act 2016, which makes provisions to safeguard the rights of Persons living With HIV and AIDS and established HIV and AIDS funds to ensure sustainable funding for HIV programmes. DHD4 service area has been identified as high risk for rapid HIV transmission, due to acute Hepatitis C infections and increased prescription and IV drug abuse. [Full Article...]

"Charlotte's Web" patient's mom has mixed feelings on FDA-approved epilepsy drug

Though CBD doesn't induce the high associated with marijuana use-THC does that-it's now classified as Schedule I, a category that covers drugs with no therapeutic value and high probability of abuse. "We anticipated that Epidiolex will be the first of many potential FDA-approved medicines based on the cannabis plant", Armentano continued. The drug is made from purified cannabidiol, or CBD... [Full Article...]


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