Medicine


Sen. Isakson to step down December 31 Sen. Isakson to step down December 31
- August 30, 2019

In a statement , Isakson said that he was retiring due to " health challenges". This decision came after Isakson's growing health complications from Parkinson's disease and a surgery that the senator had undergone just this past week. (more...)
2nd vaping-related lung illness confirmed in Colorado 2nd vaping-related lung illness confirmed in Colorado
- August 30, 2019

Health officials in Milwaukee , Wis., issued a stern warning for residents who use e-cigarettes : Stop vaping "immediately". These people reported using vape products or dabbing (vaping marijuana oils, extracts or concentrates) in the weeks and months prior to hospitalization. (more...)
Purdue Pharma Looking to Settle Opioid Lawsuits Purdue Pharma Looking to Settle Opioid Lawsuits
- August 30, 2019

On the company website, Purdue Pharma adamantly denies wrongdoing. The Sackler household, which might now not be concerned with the corporate, would additionally personally contribute $three billion to the settlement and an additional $1.5 billion from the sale of one other drug firm they personal, Mundipharma. (more...)
Death Of Illinois Resident Being Linked To Vaping Death Of Illinois Resident Being Linked To Vaping
- August 30, 2019

At least 22 people, ranging from the ages of 17 to 38 have experienced respiratory illness after using e-cigarettes or vaping. Doctors say their illnesses looked like inhalation injuries where the lungs reacted to a caustic substance. Some of the individuals who became ill had vaped items containing THC, the high-instigating fixing in pot. CDC officials said they do not have a breakdown of how numerous sick people vaped THC. (more...)
Judge Blocks Missouri’s Restrictive Abortion Law Judge Blocks Missouri’s Restrictive Abortion Law
- August 30, 2019

Planned Parenthood's Missouri clinic and the ACLU have argued the law will cause "significant and irreparable constitutional, medical, emotional" harm to patients in that state, who may not even know they are pregnant at eight weeks, according to court documents. (more...)
Several Big Drug Companies Considering Massive Settlements To Resolve Opioid Suits Several Big Drug Companies Considering Massive Settlements To Resolve Opioid Suits
- August 30, 2019

The recent court ruling that held the pharmaceutical company, Johnson & Johnson, accountable for its role in Oklahoma's opioid crisis could influence some of the pending lawsuits seeking to hold energy companies accountable for their role in the climate crisis. (more...)
Uganda confirms nine-year-old girl has Ebola Uganda confirms nine-year-old girl has Ebola
- August 30, 2019

According to a statement from the state minister for Primary health care Dr Moriku Kaducu the confirmed case is of a nine year old girl of Congolese origin. Last week the World Health Organization voiced concern about the widening geographic reach of the disease but confirmed the virus had not gained a foothold in the major city of Goma , even after four cases were recorded there in July and early August. (more...)
What Kirsten Gillibrand Leaving the 2020 Race Means for Us What Kirsten Gillibrand Leaving the 2020 Race Means for Us
- August 30, 2019

Gillibrand formally announced her exit on Wednesday evening, telling reporters that she plans to endorse another Democrat in the primary race but not announcing her top choice, according to The New York Times . Standing among progressive moment originals Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, Gillibrand seemed more like a desperate hitchhiker than an authentic progressive. (more...)
Mosquito Sample from Hammonton Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
- August 30, 2019

A mosquito pool is a group of mosquitoes caught and tested from a single trap. On Thursday, the DEP (which administers the program) confirmed that a mosquito collected in Quakertown borough tested positive for the virus, making it the first confirmation in Upper Bucks County so far this year . (more...)
Measles no longer considered eradicated in four European Union countries, including the UK Measles no longer considered eradicated in four European Union countries, including the UK
- August 30, 2019

Meanwhile, Austria and Switzerland were confirmed to have elimination status in 2018, the World Health Organization said. It is considered endemic in 12 countries, including France and Germany. Professor Martin Marshall, vice-chairman of the Royal College of Global Positioning System, said the findings were "disheartening". Numerous European governments have tightened their vaccination policies lately, but pockets where people refuse vaccines have contributed to outbreaks in ... (more...)
USA hospital 'forced' Catholic nurse to assist with abortion USA hospital 'forced' Catholic nurse to assist with abortion
- August 30, 2019

Longstanding federal laws known as the Church Amendments bar hospitals that receive certain federal grants from forcing employees with religious or moral objections to perform abortions or sterilizations. Federal officials claim they contacted the hospital to seek cooperation but the hospital refused to conform its policies. According to the statement, this is not the first time the hospital had forced its staff to assist with an abortion against their religious and moral objections. (more...)
Mayor de Blasio doesn’t make the cut for third Democratic debate
- August 30, 2019

Democratic presidential hopeful former Rep. Beto O'Rourke delivers his closing statement during the first round of the second Democratic primary debate in Detroit, July 30, 2019. Rep. Just the fact that he'll have more time to speak on a less crowded stage might help him build on his polling. But in September, Biden and Warren are set to clash for the first time as the field enters a new phase of the primary. (more...)
Omar after death threat Omar after death threat
- August 30, 2019

Ilhan Omar , a Muslim representative from Minnesota, said such anonymous messages are why she now has security guards. Follows Alabama GOP's resolution for Minnesota congresswoman to be expelled from the House ... "The parties physically separated on or about April 7, 2019, when Defendant told Plaintiff that he was romantically involved with and in love with another woman, Ilhan Omar , who serves as a US representative from Minnesota", read the court filing, obtained by Fox News. (more...)
Fla. man loses skin in fight against flesh-eating bacteria Fla. man loses skin in fight against flesh-eating bacteria
- August 30, 2019

I'm trying to be strong for my kids. The rare , life-threatening bacterial infection is often referred to as a " flesh-eating " disease, as it quickly and aggressively kills the body's soft tissue. Antibiotics and surgery are typically the first lines of defense in cases of necrotizing fasciitis , according to the CDC . Various cases of flesh-eating bacteria have been reported in Florida in recent months. (more...)
Joe Biden Pushes Back at Detractors over Gaffes: 'I'm Not Going Nuts' Joe Biden Pushes Back at Detractors over Gaffes: 'I'm Not Going Nuts'
- August 30, 2019

The media are more opportunistic than they are loyal, even to a candidate like Biden , who has been around Washington for decades, Bruce claimed Tuesday on " Tucker Carlson Tonight ". Biden replied, "I am trying". "What's not to love about Vermont in terms of the beauty of it?" "[James] Biden told Michael Frey and me that the DMM psychiatric care model would be used by Joe Biden as part of his campaign for president of United States, or words to that effect", Azzam said. (more...)
Colorado's Female Senate Candidates To National Democrats: Un-Endorse Hickenlooper Colorado's Female Senate Candidates To National Democrats: Un-Endorse Hickenlooper
- August 30, 2019

The new survey suggests the boomlets for California Sen. In recent weeks, several other candidates, including Warren and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, have rushed to roll out plans for rural America, touching on everything from farm subsidies to rural healthcare and broadband. (more...)
Manchester Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus Manchester Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus
- August 30, 2019

West Nile Virus was first identified in New Hampshire in 2000. As of August 22, the counties of San Joaquín, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern, were counties in the Central Valley with West Nile virus activity. Jekel says about 80% of people that are bitten by a mosquitoe carrying West Nile won't even know they are infected, and 20% of people may develop a flu-like illness over the summer period, which genreally subsides on it's own. (more...)
Inspector General report finds former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey violated policies Inspector General report finds former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey violated policies
- August 30, 2019

The Justice Department has declined to prosecute Comey over his handling of memos he wrote documenting personal interactions with President Donald Trump . Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz is as credible and nonpolitical as it gets. And from the standpoint of American democracy, the prospect of keeping the memos hidden from public view must be taken as intolerable. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572M in Oklahoma opioid lawsuit Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $572M in Oklahoma opioid lawsuit
- August 29, 2019

Balkman ruled in favor of the state of Oklahoma and ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $572 million to a plan to abate the opioid crisis . The company embarked on a major marketing campaign to disseminate the messages that pain was being undertreated and "there was a low risk of abuse and a low danger" of prescribing opioids to treat chronic, non-malignant pain, the state argued . (more...)
Citizenship no longer automatic for some military children overseas Citizenship no longer automatic for some military children overseas
- August 29, 2019

And physical presence is defined by the USCIC as being in the USA without owning or renting any property or having another principal living space. U.S. "Similarly, leave taken in the United States while stationed overseas is not considered residing in the United States even if the person is staying in property he or she owns". (more...)

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