Health Care

Police offer to test residents’ meth for the Zika virus

Police offer to test residents’ meth for the Zika virus A police department in Louisiana says they're offering a rather unusual service . They're encouraging anyone who has crystal meth to bring it to their local police department for a free test. "We will continue to aggressively enforce drug laws and work with fellow agencies to combat the illegal enterprises that are literally killing more than 100 people a day with illicit drugs". [Full Article...]

Nebraska centre monitors person for possible Ebola exposure

Nebraska centre monitors person for possible Ebola exposure The latest outbreak in the Congo began in August and has killed 347 people, according to the World Health Organization . The outbreak in northeastern Congo has been especially hard to control because it is taking place in an active war zone. [Full Article...]

State health department launches flu tracker

State health department launches flu tracker He says the flu shot won't make you sick, it will prevent it. People with the flu are infectious for up to 7 days after symptoms begin. So far, the MDHHS says MI has only experienced localized flu activity but still advises anyone older than six months get a flu vaccine. [Full Article...]

Thailand to Legalize Medical Marijuana as New Year's 'Gift' to Citizens

Thailand to Legalize Medical Marijuana as New Year's 'Gift' to Citizens The Thai legislature approved a bill that legalizes medical marijuana in the country. "And will become effective once it is published on the Royal Gazette", lawmaker Somchai Sawangkarn said on Tuesday. The drug remains taboo in Southeast Asia, which has some of the world's harshest punishments for drug law violations. But as cannabis policy reform has been taking place in an increasing num... [Full Article...]

New Jersey urges patients at facility to check for HIV infections

New Jersey urges patients at facility to check for HIV infections The patients received care at HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook between January and September 7, the New Jersey Department of Health said in a statement. "We are taking this matter very seriously and taking steps to assist [patients] during this process". The alert follows unspecified infection control breaches. [Full Article...]

Tamil Nadu: Pregnant woman transfused with HIV-infected blood at govt hospital

Tamil Nadu: Pregnant woman transfused with HIV-infected blood at govt hospital The woman was administered blood from an HIV-positive young man on December 3 after lab technicians at a government blood bank found nothing wrong in the tests. The donor underwent a blood test at a private lab in Viridhunagar. The health department has formed a high-level committee to investigate the matter. [Full Article...]

Thailand approves medical marijuana

Thailand approves medical marijuana Marijuana was used as a traditional medicine for centuries in Thailand before it was prohibited in the 1930s. If the Bill enters law, it will make the politically conservative but socially relaxed country the first in Asia to approve civil unions, reported the Financial Times. [Full Article...]

NJ Surgery Center May Have Exposed 3700 to HIV, Hepatitis

NJ Surgery Center May Have Exposed 3700 to HIV, Hepatitis Patients who recently had surgery at a New Jersey surgery center are being warned about possible exposure to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and even HIV. Most of the patients possibly exposed are from NY and New Jersey. 'We recognize that this may be upsetting to our patients, and we are taking this matter very seriously and taking steps to assist them during this process'. [Full Article...]

GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer to create over-the-counter drug giant

GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer to create over-the-counter drug giant Its consumer products business will be a joint venture with Pfizer , which was trying to get rid of its consumer business to focus on prescription drugs for about a year, reported the Wall Street Journal . The stock of GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) shows a multiple tops pattern with $38.92 target or 5.00 % above today's $37.07 share price. From deal, the Company plans to reinvest 25% of cost sav... [Full Article...]

Walgreens and Verily announce partnerships for diabetes, medication adherence

Walgreens and Verily announce partnerships for diabetes, medication adherence Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 9.5% in the second quarter. Utah Retirement Systems' holdings in Walgreens Boots Alliance were worth $11,482,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. [Full Article...]

Core provisions of 'Obamacare' ruled unconstitutional by Texas federal judge

Core provisions of 'Obamacare' ruled unconstitutional by Texas federal judge The states challenging the law were led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, both Republicans . A spokeswoman for California Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra told Goldstein that the ruling could be challenged in the U.S. [Full Article...]

11-year-old girl's inoperable brain tumor miraculously vanishes

11-year-old girl's inoperable brain tumor miraculously vanishes Roxli Doss was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma , or DIPG , in June, as KVUE reported . Experts warn the rare disease brings 'devastating consequences for sufferers, including decreased ability to see, swallow, talk and breathe. [Full Article...]

Surgeon general declares 'epidemic' of risky youth e-cigarette, vaping use

Surgeon general declares 'epidemic' of risky youth e-cigarette, vaping use U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday issued a rare advisory calling for aggressive steps against e-cigarette use among teens , which he said has become an "epidemic". In his advisory, Adams said he is concerned about the increase in teen "vaping" because it isn't clear what nicotine will do to a developing adolescent brain . [Full Article...]

Gordon returned to suspended list, steps away from football

Gordon returned to suspended list, steps away from football Gordon announced suddenly on Thursday he was stepping away from the Patriots to focus on his mental health. Gordon released a statement on social media thanking the Patriots organization and the fans for continuing to support him. Without Gordon, the Patriots have no recognisable lead receiver. "He's a smart kid, so he learns well", Belichick said. I know it was only one team, but it was a lot... [Full Article...]

Hearts attacks most likely to happen on Christmas Eve

Hearts attacks most likely to happen on Christmas Eve The risk peaks at 10 p.m. The observational study, conducted in Sweden, analysed 238,000 heart attacks between 1998 and 2013. A recent study will dampen your holiday cheer this winter season. That finding is based on a comprehensive database of hospital statistics that includes 283,014 cases of heart attacks over a period of 16 years. "In the United States, about a million people a year have... [Full Article...]

Canada mulls canceling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Kashoggi murder

Canada mulls canceling Saudi arms deal over Yemen, Kashoggi murder Marijuana became legal in Canada this past October, and while most Canadians were more than pleased with the choice by the federal government, there have been a handful of hiccups. Canadian weapons export controls require Ottawa to closely monitor exports to countries with a persistent record of human rights abuses, unless the government can demonstrate "that there is no reasonable risk that ... [Full Article...]

E-cigarette usage almost doubles in US high-schools

E-cigarette usage almost doubles in US high-schools That's according to an unusual advisory issued Tuesday U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams about the the dangers of electronic cigarette use among U.S. E-cigarettes have been a divisive topic in the public health community. In this year's survey, approximately 37% of high school seniors said they had used an e-cigarette during the prior year, compared to about 28% in 2017. [Full Article...]

Fitbit OS 3.0 makes Ionic and Versa's dashboard even more useful

Fitbit is rolling out a new update (Fitbit OS 3.0) to the Ionic and Versa , making it easier to log and track your health data on its smartwatches. Others coming in early 2019 include FitBark, Gold's Amp, Mindbody, Noonlight, and TRX. The company says the API will allow its community of third-party developers to create new apps and watch faces faster and more efficiently than before. [Full Article...]

Flu Activity On the Rise Across Minnesota

Flu Activity On the Rise Across Minnesota Louisiana is among one of the states with the highest levels of flu activity so far this season. Flu vaccination protects individuals from influenza infections, decreases the severity of influenza infections, and minimises the spread of flu viruses to other persons. [Full Article...]

One day before enrollment deadline, Texas judge rules Affordable Care Act unconstitutional

One day before enrollment deadline, Texas judge rules Affordable Care Act unconstitutional The deadline to enroll for Connecticut's version of the Affordable Care Act is less than two days away. The sign-up period for next year's individual health insurance coverage runs from November 1 to December 15. "There are a lot of plans available now", says Karen Perez of Access Health CT. The Trump administration said in June that it would not defend several important provisions of Obamacar... [Full Article...]


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