Medicine


Sixteen nurse colleagues all discover they're pregnant Sixteen nurse colleagues all discover they're pregnant
- August 20, 2018

Speaking about their new found fortune, the nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix on Friday, August 17, said that they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they were all expecting babies. "One after another after another", said nurse Jolene Garrow. The nurses said everyone loves to go to the cafeteria together to satisfy the cravings of pregnancy. (more...)
72K Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017, CDC estimates 72K Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017, CDC estimates
- August 20, 2018

In New Jersey, opioid overdose deaths increased 27 percent. Although the use of prescription painkillers has declined nationwide, analysts say the presence of the deadly opioid fentanyl in the illicit drug supply is the primary cause for the continued surge in deaths. (more...)
Is vaping safe? Here's what we know about e-cigarettes Is vaping safe? Here's what we know about e-cigarettes
- August 19, 2018

In their report , they suggest e-cigarettes could be allowed on buses and trains and should be available on prescription to help people give up smoking. Martin Dockrell, of Public Health England, added: "There is good evidence that positive messages on pack inserts can help people quit". The committee said the restrictions were "extraordinary" given those suffering from mental health issues smoke "significantly more" than the rest of the population and are nearly 2.5 times more likely to ... (more...)
Meat-eating peril of cutting back carbs Meat-eating peril of cutting back carbs
- August 19, 2018

There is a way to do a low-carb diet and age well: people who ate small amounts of carbohydrates but more plant-based proteins like veggies, seeds, and nuts were found to be less likely to die and tended to live to a ripe old age. The scientists then compared low-carb diets rich in animal proteins and fats with those that contained lots of plant-based protein and fat. Researchers noted that some of those animal products have been linked to the stimulation of oxidative stress, inflammatory ... (more...)
Crews called to almost 100 overdoses in New Haven in 36 hours Crews called to almost 100 overdoses in New Haven in 36 hours
- August 18, 2018

Alston said drug overdoses in New Haven, as in other cities, are at epidemic proportions and that the city is in the grip of a public health crisis. Alston said some people were unconscious and in respiratory distress, and others were vomiting. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said the state has pledge to help the Elm City. (more...)
World's 'most ancient' solid cheese found in dug up Egyptian jar World's 'most ancient' solid cheese found in dug up Egyptian jar
- August 18, 2018

Imagine being so old that the American Chemical Society (ACS) devotes an entire press release to your very existence, describing you as a "solidified whitish mass". "One of these contained a solidified whitish mass, while a canvas fabric which might have covered it or used for its preservation was found in one of the fragments of the jar". (more...)
Weed killer found in oat cereal and granola bars Weed killer found in oat cereal and granola bars
- August 18, 2018

Lab tests conducted by the left-leaning Environmental Working Group (EWG ), a nonprofit advocacy group that specializes in toxic chemicals and corporate accountability, indicated nearly three-fourths of the 45 food products tested detected high levels of glyphosate , which has been identified as a " probable carcinogen " by the World Health Organization in 2015. (more...)
Number of overdose victims near Yale rises to 76 Number of overdose victims near Yale rises to 76
- August 17, 2018

The majority of people overdosed on suspected synthetic marijuana at the CT city park and another two people nearby fell ill with similar symptoms around 8 a.m. First responders scrambled all day Wednesday to handle almost 80 overdoses caused by what officials believe to be synthetic marijuana, which is commonly called K2. (more...)
MI places 21 hospitals on U.S MI places 21 hospitals on U.S
- August 17, 2018

UC Davis is the highest-ranking local hospital on the state list of best hospitals , where it came in at No. 5, the same position it held a year ago. This year, a total of 158 hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one specialty. News and World Report rankings as one of the top hospitals in Los Angeles and California", Dr. Lori J. Morgan, Huntington Hospital's President and CEO, said. (more...)
NYU will provide free tuition for all of its medical students NYU will provide free tuition for all of its medical students
- August 17, 2018

Rafael Rivera, associate dean for admission and financial aid. About 75% of medical students across the country graduated with debt in 2017. Students would still be on the hook for other costs related to their attendance, such as room and board, fees, health insurance, licensing exam charges. (more...)
Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park
- August 17, 2018

New Haven Fire Chief John Alston says three people overdosed Tuesday night, another two more early Wednesday morning. There have been no fatalities reported over the incident, but some of the individuals are in critical condition, officials say. (more...)
Vaping warning: E-cigarettes ‘may be more harmful than we think’ Vaping warning: E-cigarettes ‘may be more harmful than we think’
- August 16, 2018

Vapor contained in e-cigarettes can damage the alveolar macrophages, which are responsible for engulfing and removing dust particles, bacteria, and allergens that can enter the respiratory tract. Vaping can damage vital immune system cells and could be more harmful than initially thought, according to a study from the University of Birmingham . (more...)
Health Dept. warns of ‘serious’ West Nile season coming up Health Dept. warns of ‘serious’ West Nile season coming up
- August 16, 2018

Dee Jones, with the Alabama Department of Public Health, said. If you think you have contracted West Nile virus contact your doctor or other health care provider. West Nile Virus can be deadly but officials say it's been a few years since that happened. PHO adds five reported human cases of West Nile virus have also been found in Ontario. (more...)
Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University
- August 16, 2018

He said this was the single largest concentration of overdose victims that the department had experienced. "Nationwide, this is an issue for every city, every agency", Alston said. Officer David Hartman was quoted by the newspaper as saying the patients were being treated for overdose-related respiratory illnesses. At one point, officials estimate that four to six people were dropping from overdoses at the same time and 25 of the overdoses happened within a three-hour stretch. (more...)
CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Over 20 States, Including New Jersey, Pennsylvania CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Over 20 States, Including New Jersey, Pennsylvania
- August 16, 2018

The CDC says measles are still common in many parts of the world including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa, so travelers with measles can bring it into the U.S. Measles is highly contagious and is spread through the air by breathing, coughing, or sneezing. "Atypical" measles may rarely develop in people who have partial immunity, which occurs when a person's immune response to a vaccine is enough to prevent severe infection or mortality, but not enough to protect ... (more...)
The stunning, devastating, weekslong journey of an orca and her dead calf The stunning, devastating, weekslong journey of an orca and her dead calf
- August 13, 2018

Dr. Martin Haulena, the chief veterinarian at the Vancouver Aquarium, said a one- or two-day "mourning period" is common in many cetacean species such as whales and dolphins, but the 17-day-long journey was distinctly unusual. "And now we can confirm that she definitely has abandoned it". The centre said the carcass likely sank to the bottom of the Salish Sea, and researchers may not get a chance to perform a necropsy. (more...)
Loose underwear may be good for sperm production Loose underwear may be good for sperm production
- August 12, 2018

According to a recent study, men who often wore the boxers, had a 25% higher concentration of sperm and is 17% higher sperm count than those men who expressed a preference for cowards another cut. The study followed the men through their time in fertility treatment and monitored changes in their sperm, but it did not ask about their underwear choice again after the initial questionnaire. (more...)
Mosquito carrying West Nile virus discovered in Troy, Ill Mosquito carrying West Nile virus discovered in Troy, Ill
- August 11, 2018

There is also a small risk of infected people developing the more serious West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease, which could cause inflammation of the brain and can also be fatal. This year, West Nile has not yet been found in a Wisconsin resident. Health officials say the virus has been detected in 169 mosquito samples from across the state. (more...)
My personal life is not for public consumption: Priyanka Chopra My personal life is not for public consumption: Priyanka Chopra
- August 09, 2018

That's the next thing I want to do", added the actress, who also expressed a desire to do Broadway as she loves watching theatrical productions when she is in NY. While speaking at an entrepreneurial summit in New Delhi , Chopra said that people from Asia, especially from India , are offered more cliched roles, which includes anything from a shopkeeper to the member of a big fat Punjabi family. (more...)
Women more likely to survive a heart attack with female doctors Women more likely to survive a heart attack with female doctors
- August 09, 2018

If you're a woman rushed to an emergency room during a heart attack , the gender of the physician treating you, could make a life-or-death difference. Even after accounting for these factors, women were still less likely to survive when treated by a male ER doctor. That doesn't mean we can only be healthy if our doctor looks just like us. (more...)