Medicine


FDA: Prescription Opioid Cough/Cold Meds No Longer Indicated for Children
- January 12, 2018

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, expressed concern for young children's unnecessary exposure to opioids in a statement . The panel declared that the risks of using certain opioids in children's cough medications outweigh the benefits. The FDA also recommended against the use of these medications by women who are breastfeeding. The label changes, which will pertain to medicines containing codeine or hydrocodone, will also include safety information for adult use. (more...)
Governor's final budget proposes $33.7 billion for higher education in California Governor's final budget proposes $33.7 billion for higher education in California
- January 12, 2018

Many in Mr. Brown's party, which wields the power to raise taxes with two-thirds majorities in both state houses, have pushed for increased spending on social programs as the state has recovered from the last recession . "I think there's more financial uncertainty between Washington and Sacramento than in the past", said Jerry Nickelsburg, director of the University of California, Los Angeles Anderson Forecast, a leading forecaster. (more...)
Investors' Attention Alert: Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK), Big Lots Inc. (BIG)
- January 12, 2018

It has outperformed by 59.99% the S&P500. Inc. has $7400 highest and $50 lowest target. If the $256.83 price target is reached, the company will be worth $1.79 billion more. Raymond James Trust increased British American Tobacco Plc (NYSEMKT:BTI) stake by 13,285 shares to 28,616 valued at $1.79M in 2017Q3. (NASDAQ:ILMN). (more...)
Brightline To Begin Introductory Service Saturday, January 13 Brightline To Begin Introductory Service Saturday, January 13
- January 12, 2018

And in Fort Lauderdale, the company's plans include a seven-story parking garage next to the Brightline station with 1,570 square feet of retail on the ground floor. Brightline operates on Florida East Coast Railway infrastructure, upgraded to permit 79 miles per hour operation on the 67-mile section between Miami and West Palm Beach. (more...)
CLSA Analysts Reduce Earnings Estimates for Philip Morris International Inc (PM)
- January 12, 2018

Community Bank increased Philip Morris Intl Inc (PM) stake by 38.99% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. BlackRock Inc. now owns 91,796,829 shares of the company's stock valued at $10,781,538,000 after acquiring an additional 2,421,533 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Greek Freak teaches Bucks rookie lesson with prank Greek Freak teaches Bucks rookie lesson with prank
- January 12, 2018

Brown opened the driver's side door to see the popular snack food spill out around his feet. Things got even more hilarious when Jabari Parker and Antetokounmpo started to eat the popcorn from inside the auto. The video, which was posted on the Milwaukee Bucks' Twitter account, comes during the peak of this season's NBA Vote - with many fans calling for him to secure a place in the All Star team after the mischievous prank. (more...)
We need more blood - STAT! We need more blood - STAT!
- January 12, 2018

Seasonal illnesses have also impacted blood donations by contributing to more than 28,000 fewer donations than were needed in November and December. In addition to serving local hospitals, the American Red Cross moves blood products to where they are needed most. (more...)
Hospitals wrestle with shortage of IV bags, linked to hurricane Hospitals wrestle with shortage of IV bags, linked to hurricane
- January 12, 2018

The small bags deliver intravenous fluids and medications to patients. "You lose millions of bags a week in supply to the United States, and that creates a shortage everywhere", said Mike Auger, pharmacy director at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital in St. (more...)
Badly strained United Kingdom hospitals to delay non-urgent procedures Badly strained United Kingdom hospitals to delay non-urgent procedures
- January 12, 2018

Officials estimated that extending the ban on non-essential operations could lead to 55,000 procedures being deferred. In a drastic step to try to free up hospital staff and beds, NHS England had also said that the deferral of non-urgent elective care - such as hip or knee replacements - should be extended until at least the end of the month. (more...)
Flu virus is now widespread in 46 states, 100 deaths reported Flu virus is now widespread in 46 states, 100 deaths reported
- January 12, 2018

BE THE FIRST TO KNOW: When big news breaks, we send Breaking News emails. "We have been at widespread for the past three weeks". In the 2016-2017 flu season there were 56 deaths attributed to influenza in Montana. That's according to Dr. Denise Werker, the province's deputy chief medical health officer, who stood in for Dr. Saqib Shahab to provide reporters with an update Thursday. (more...)
Teens are eating laundry pods in a new social media challenge Teens are eating laundry pods in a new social media challenge
- January 12, 2018

The silly concept of consuming the product first garnered attention in 2015 when the satirical newspaper The Onion published a column about a child who wanted to eat the red and blue detergent pod, which has a candy-like appearance. Dr. Alfred Aleguas Jr., managing director of the Florida Poison Information Center in Tampa, also spoke out about what "life-threatening" situations kids or teens could end up in if they were inspired to mimic this video. (more...)
E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce apparently over, Ottawa says E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce apparently over, Ottawa says
- January 11, 2018

People also became ill in the United States, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also conducted a multi-state investigation. "Five of nine ill people specifically reported eating romaine lettuce". The outbreak of E. coli has made at least 17 people sick in 13 states, including a case in OH, according to the CDC. (more...)
Gov. Wolf announces state of emergency for opioid epidemic Gov. Wolf announces state of emergency for opioid epidemic
- January 11, 2018

In Lancaster County, 165 people died from drug overdoses a year ago - majority using prescription painkillers, heroin or fentanyl, according to county coroner Dr. The Reading Eagle reported last month that Wernersville CCC had 31 nonfatal overdoses in the 21 months that ended November 4, more than any other halfway house in the state. (more...)
Engaged 21-Year-Old Man Dies From Septic Shock, Family Gives Warning Engaged 21-Year-Old Man Dies From Septic Shock, Family Gives Warning
- January 11, 2018

SEPSIS is a serious condition that is triggered by the body's extreme response to an infection, as opposed to a severe infection itself. Kyler Baughman, from Latrobe, had gone home for the holidays with "a snotty nose ", his mother recalled in an interview earlier this week with WPXI. (more...)
First pediatric flu death of season reported in Ohio First pediatric flu death of season reported in Ohio
- January 10, 2018

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) reported the state's first pediatric flu death of the season. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen. In Cuyahoga County, there have been two flu-related deaths, including a 70-year-old woman . In December, the Ohio Department of Health raised the level of flu activity in the state to "widespread", the highest level of concern. (more...)
Winter Weather Causes Severe Drop in Blood Donations During Critical Shortage Winter Weather Causes Severe Drop in Blood Donations During Critical Shortage
- January 10, 2018

Plus, they said in a Monday press release , the holidays, flu season , and cold weather resulted in "28,000 fewer donations than what was needed in November and December". The Hroudas are just two examples of the many patients who depend on blood and platelet donors. By giving platelets regularly, donors can help patients kick cancer and recover from other life-threatening illnesses and injuries. (more...)
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY) Shares Bought by Howe & Rusling Inc
- January 10, 2018

Nordea Investment Management Ab who had been investing in Ross Stores for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $30.68 billion market cap company. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 0% invested in Internap Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP). Hutchin Hill Lp has invested 0% in Internap Corporation (NASDAQ:INAP). (more...)
Ex-engineer sues Google for discriminating against conservative white males Ex-engineer sues Google for discriminating against conservative white males
- January 10, 2018

The lawsuit was filed Monday in Santa Clara County Superior Court. In one part of the suit highlighted by Fox News' Tucker Carlson , Damore and Gudeman claim the company "stifled" conservative parenting styles and encouraged every sexual practice imaginable except heterosexual monogamy. (more...)
California Girl Succumbs To Deadly Infection That Was Misdiagnosed As Flu California Girl Succumbs To Deadly Infection That Was Misdiagnosed As Flu
- January 10, 2018

They now cherish a video of the girl doing what she loved most, singing. Considering that it's the flu's season , they went home and hoped for the best. "Now she's singing with the angels", the family wrote in her obituary. Inside hours, Alyssa's organs started closing down and she was articulated dead before long. (more...)
Black Eyed Peas Release Surprise New Hip-Hop Single 'Street Livin' Black Eyed Peas Release Surprise New Hip-Hop Single 'Street Livin'
- January 10, 2018

News has reported that the famed music group Black Eyed Peas have released a new single called STREET LIVIN' . The "My Humps" hitmakers - will.i.am, Apl.de.ap and Taboo - have dropped political track "Street Livin" which focuses on gun violence and other issues in the United States, for their first single since 2016's '#Wheresthelove" remix "featuring The World", a version of their hit song "Where is The Love?'. (more...)

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