Health Care

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

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...]

These Are The Victims Of The Fredericton Shooting

These Are The Victims Of The Fredericton Shooting Matthew Vincent Raymond, 48, of Fredericton is accused of killing 32-year-old Bobbie-Lee Wright, her boyfriend Donnie Robichaud, and police constables Robb Costello and Sara Burns, police said Saturday. He said he looked out his window and saw the body of a man on the ground, in the back parking lot of 237 Brookside Dr. "He was the only officer I've ever known to write a ticket and have the reci... [Full Article...]

Blue light on digital screens can accelerate blindness and eye disease

Blue light on digital screens can accelerate blindness and eye disease Research shows a natural vitamin E molecule can stop the cells from dying but as a person ages or the immune system is suppressed, people lose the ability to fight against the attack by retinal and blue light. Dr Karunarathne noted that blue light alone or retinal that hadn't absorbed blue light did not have any effect on the cells. Karunarathne is hopeful that the new findings might lead to the d... [Full Article...]

Orca whale ‘Tahlequah’ releases dead calf after longest documented mourning period

Orca whale ‘Tahlequah’ releases dead calf after longest documented mourning period Paul Cottrell with Fisheries and Oceans Canada was audibly relieved to see J35 release the calf and return to her regular activities such as hunting. An audio recording from earlier this month apparently featured the mother's "mournful and prominent" calls, Q13 Fox reported. [Full Article...]

Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada The experimental, emergency plan to save J50 requires scientists to nail down her ailments through breath and fecal samples, then administer long-lasting antibiotics by either pole-mounted syringe or dart. The fact that her body was likely prepped for lactation, too, means she has extra lipids in her blubber that will sustain her for a while. University of Washington scientist Deborah Giles said... [Full Article...]

Want healthier sperm? Wear this type of underwear

Want healthier sperm? Wear this type of underwear To understand this, the researchers first collected semen samples from 656 men between the ages of 32 and 39 and asked them what they preferred more, boxers or briefs. In a study of 656 men, by researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health , in the USA, boxer short wearers had a 25% higher sperm concentration than men in tight-fitting underwear. [Full Article...]

ND West Nile virus cases more than triple in a week

ND West Nile virus cases more than triple in a week To date, DCHHS has reported three human WNV cases year to date. So far there have been none reported in Jefferson and Orleans Parish. The mosquitos get the virus by feeding on infected birds. Khan suggests protecting yourself by wearing long trousers outside, eliminating standing water on your property and wearing insect repellant containing DEET. [Full Article...]

4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota — CDC

Earlier this week, the Montana Department of Livestock confirmed the first reported cases of equine West Nile Virus in Montana of the year. In June, Cascade County Commissioners approved increasing the Mosquito Control Fund by $45,000 for additional chemicals needed to treat mosquitoes in our area after heavy rains and flooding. [Full Article...]

Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other electronics

Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other electronics The map prompted fears among security experts that people could use such data to plan attacks on US troops. The Defense Department will also provide training on the risks that fitness trackers bring. Military personnel "in locations designated as operational areas" are prohibited from using "geolocation features and functionality on government and non-government-issued devices, applications, and... [Full Article...]

Women With Heart Attack Do Better If Doc is Female

Women With Heart Attack Do Better If Doc is Female Greenwood suspects the excess deaths are due to delays in treatment because the male doctors took longer to diagnose the heart attack . During the almost two-decade study timeframe, roughly 1.3 million heart attacks occurred among Florida's 20 million residents. [Full Article...]

Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status

Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status The bank has been supplying milk for babies in the city, both in the private and government hospitals, for ten months now. It also discussed the reasons why children may refuse breastfeeding and ways of tackling them, and how to add complementary food while breastfeeding. [Full Article...]

Four U.S. cities sue over Trump 'sabotage' of Obamacare

Four U.S. cities sue over Trump 'sabotage' of Obamacare The Affordable Care Act has been under assault by the Trump administration for more than a year. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies are required to spend 80 to 85 percent of their premiums on health care or refund money to their customers. [Full Article...]

WHO warns there may be no vaccine option for new Ebola outbreak

WHO warns there may be no vaccine option for new Ebola outbreak Leaders in DR Congo on Tuesday confirmed 20 people had died from the haemorrhagic fever in and around Mangina, a densely populated town about 100km from the Uganda's Mpondwe border post in the Western district of Kasese. "It would appear that the risk, as we can surmise for DRC, is high". The latest outbreak is the tenth in Congo since the virus was discovered near the Ebola river in 1976. [Full Article...]

Successfully bioengineered pig lungs may revolutionize organ transplants

Successfully bioengineered pig lungs may revolutionize organ transplants Researchers are considering the possibilities of using donor lungs, or a 3D print of a "scaffolding" to work from when it comes to producing similar results in humans. Six bioengineered lungs were created in total, though only four of the animals received them, due to surgical issues. There was no signs of pulmonary edema, which is usually a sign of the vasculature not being mature enough, accor... [Full Article...]


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