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Baby Boom Hits Arizona Hospital With 16 Nurses Who Are Pregnant

Baby Boom Hits Arizona Hospital With 16 Nurses Who Are Pregnant Most of the sixteen pregnant nurses who work together in the intensive care unit at Banner Desert Medical Center pose for a group photograph after attending a news conference where they all talked about being pregnant at the same time, with majority due to give birth between October and January, Friday, Aug. [Full Article...]

Police searching homes for drugs after overdoses

Police searching homes for drugs after overdoses Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a historic downtown park near Yale University . No deaths have been reported thus far, but three people remain in critical condition in a local hospital, according to FOX 61 , the local FOX affiliate in Hartford. [Full Article...]

Positive hit for West Nile virus

Positive hit for West Nile virus According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, West Nile virus is most commonly spread through mosquito bites and symptoms can be flu-like. Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers that have accumulated on your property. West Nile virus is here to stay, so the best way to avoid the disease is to reduce exposure to and eliminate breed... [Full Article...]

Lawmakers want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

Lawmakers want British vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit According to the report , around 2.9 million people in the United Kingdom are now using e-cigarettes, with an estimated 470,000 using them to help them stop smoking. 'E-cigs in teens are a gateway to subsequent smoking lit cigarettes and e-cig vapour contains a large number of toxins which in time will obviously harm users, and bystanders'. [Full Article...]

US Drug Overdose Deaths Rose 7% In 2017, Doubled Over A Decade

US Drug Overdose Deaths Rose 7% In 2017, Doubled Over A Decade But while overdose deaths involving synthetic opioids rose dramatically, deaths from heroin, prescription opioid pills, and methadone fell. Controls on prescription opioids have succeeded in flattening the once-exponential growth of legal opioids, but an influx of illicit opioids has moved into the market to meet demand. [Full Article...]

Three cases of measles reported in Pinellas County; first cases since 1998

Three cases of measles reported in Pinellas County; first cases since 1998 While vaccinations have kept measles to low levels in the US, it's still common in many parts of the world and the CDC says people who have it keep traveling to the U.S. The first symptoms are a fever that could spike to 105 degrees, a persistent cough, runny nose, and red, watery eyes. The symptoms are then followed by a rash that appears on a person's face and then spreads to the neck, arms, l... [Full Article...]

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan'

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan' In other words, a "sweet spot". Diets that involved replacing carbs with proteins and fats from animal sources, including beef, lamb, pork, chicken and cheese, were linked with a greater risk of death. Carbohydrates include vegetables, fruit and sugar but the main source of them is starchy foods, such as potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and cereals. The researchers recommend that rather than ditchin... [Full Article...]

Doctors find contact lens lost for 28 years in woman's eye

Doctors find contact lens lost for 28 years in woman's eye This kind of contact lens injury typically causes a sharp and a scratchy pain along with redness. Once the cyst and the lens were removed from the woman's eyes, her peepers went back to normal. She told specialists she felt "a lot more comfortable" after the lenses were removed. Twenty-eight years later, doctors found it, embedded in a cyst in her left eyelid. [Full Article...]

Dozens overdose on synthetic marijuana in New Haven, Connecticut, authorities say

Dozens overdose on synthetic marijuana in New Haven, Connecticut, authorities say People on and around the historic New Haven Green near Yale University began falling ill shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, and the overdoses continued into Thursday morning. The CDC said a record 72,000 Americans died past year because of drug overdose - about 10 percent higher than previous figures. "We have no deaths reported". [Full Article...]

Weed-killing poison found in popular cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars

Weed-killing poison found in popular cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars Five of the organic products tested positive, as well. However, the EPA contends that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to humans, and Monsanto , makers of the herbicide Roundup for which glyphosate is a key ingredient, claim that glyphosate isn't a risk to humans, wildlife, or the environment. [Full Article...]

Starbucks Introduces Vegan Protein Blended Cold Brew

Starbucks Introduces Vegan Protein Blended Cold Brew Starbucks is known for offering new seasonal drinks and being innovative with their different options for caffeinating the world. If you are looking for a new caffeinated drink, Starbucks has the ideal option for you thanks to their two new protein blended cold brews . [Full Article...]

UAB Hospital again highly ranked by US News & World Report

UAB Hospital again highly ranked by US News & World Report Statewide, 21 of the Michigan's 132 hospitals made the magazine's best list. University of Washington Medical Center also received top-20 national rankings in three specialties. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide", Ben Harder, Managing Editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. [Full Article...]

Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

Wednesday] we ended up with 12 victims in a 40-minute period. That caused us to respond with a multi-casualty incident", New Haven Fire Chief John Alston said. "Let's address it that way", Alston said. 'Narcan was not effective here at the scene, ' said Alston. "This was a particularly odd, rare occasion where (there was) call after call for man down, obviously with symptoms of some kind of ov... [Full Article...]

Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone

Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak taking place in a war zone North Kivu is densely populated with more than one million displaced people, and while this is Congo's 10th Ebola outbreak, health officials have said the local population is not familiar with the disease. Ebola causes serious illness including vomiting, diarrhea and in some cases internal and external bleeding. Four other experimental treatments have been approved for use, he said. [Full Article...]

E-cigs may not be as 'healthy' as people think, scientists warn

E-cigs may not be as 'healthy' as people think, scientists warn Lead author Professor David Thickett said that while e-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes, they may still be harmful in the long term. If you vape for 20 to 30 years and it can cause COPD then that's something we need to know about. [Full Article...]

NYU Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students Through New Scholarship

NYU Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students Through New Scholarship Grossman, dean of the medical school and chief executive officer of N.Y.U. "We thought it was a moral imperative because it's very hard for medical students to incur the debt burden of medical school, as well as the additional time burden of training", Grossman told ABC News on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Another round of overdoses reported on New Haven Green

Three more overdoses were reported at the Green Tuesday night, but officials could not confirm whether they were related. Some victims tested positive for the powerful opioid fentanyl, but it appeared most if not all the overdoses were caused only by a potent batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana, said Dr. [Full Article...]

76 overdoses reported in New Haven; 1 person arrested

76 overdoses reported in New Haven; 1 person arrested New Haven Fire Chief John Alston says three people overdosed Tuesday night, another two more early Wednesday morning. Some of the New Haven victims tested positive for the powerful opioid fentanyl, also blamed for overdoses, but authorities believe this week's overdoses were caused exclusively by synthetic marijuana. [Full Article...]

More than 30 people overdose in Connecticut park

At least one arrest was made on the green. Police told WFSB that at least one person was arrested on the green and that an unidentified person was given an infraction for selling drugs. The additives boost the high, but can create a unsafe, sometimes deadly cocktail. Governor Dannel Malloy released a statement on Wednesday saying, "Today's emergency is deeply troubling and illustrative of th... [Full Article...]

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states The CDC says there have already been 107 cases reported this year. The total number of cases per year in the United States usually hovers around 100, aside from 2014 when an outbreak led to 667 cases. The rash appears as red and blotchy marks on the hairline that travel down over several days, turning brown and eventually fading. One way to reduce your measles risk: getting the measles, mumps... [Full Article...]


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