Medicine


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...)
Mosquitoes in Perth County Test Positive For WNV Mosquitoes in Perth County Test Positive For WNV
- August 09, 2018

DCHHS said there is now no vaccine or specific treatment for West Nile virus. Of those who show symptoms, most will experience mild illness, including fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting and rash on chest, stomach or back. They are most active at dawn and dusk and will bite humans as well as other mammals and birds. Last year, 26 people contracted the virus and two died in Dallas County. (more...)
Ebola kills 33 in Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola kills 33 in Democratic Republic of Congo
- August 09, 2018

The previous official toll was seven dead, with the two latest victims - like all the others - registered in the Beni region in North Kivu province, an eastern region with deep security problems which shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda. Using hi tech protective gear and technology, life-threatening pathogens like the Ebola virus can be safely diagnosed and researched at centers like these. (more...)
New DoD policy: Deployed service members cannot use GPS-enabled devices New DoD policy: Deployed service members cannot use GPS-enabled devices
- August 08, 2018

For all other locations, such as installations in the United States and overseas, "the heads of DoD components will consider the inherent risks associated with geolocation capabilities on devices, applications, and services, both non-government and government-issued, by personnel both on and off duty", the memo states. (more...)
August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
- August 07, 2018

Other challenges can arise around a woman's milk supply or an infant's ability to latch on to the breast. The report states: "The early initiation of breastfeeding - putting newborns to the breast within the first hour of life - is critical to newborn survival and to establishing breastfeeding over the long term". (more...)
The Kardashian sisters posed in their underwear The Kardashian sisters posed in their underwear
- August 06, 2018

Kim Kardashian just walked back comments she previously made about Tristan Thompson following his cheating scandal. Speaking about the births of Khloe's three-month-old daughter True, Kim's six-month-old daughter Chicago, and Kylie's daughter Stormi, also six months, Kourtney said: "I think it's really special to have three little baby girls all at the same time". (more...)
New Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo New Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
- August 05, 2018

Officials have said they now feel better prepared for Ebola outbreaks, in sharp contrast to the 2014 epidemic of the virus, which killed more than 11,000 people, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organisation has mobilised an emergency response team after the Congolese government confirmed that Ebola had struck North Kivu province , an eastern region notorious for its instability. (more...)
Many Customers Will Welcome Short-Term, (Really) Affordable Health Insurance Plans Many Customers Will Welcome Short-Term, (Really) Affordable Health Insurance Plans
- August 04, 2018

Constitution. "Our main concern is that OR consumers understand that these policies are not ACA compliant, and may not offer the same protections and health benefits as an ACA plan, such as emergency services, prescription drug coverage and maternity care", said Brad Hilliard, spokesman for Oregon's Department of Consumer and Business Services. (more...)