Health Care

MA politicians react to Trump mocking Christine Blasey Ford at rally

The audience in Southaven laughed as Trump mimicked Ford answering questions on her alleged sexual assault. "I was hoping to hear back from them for follow-up questions". Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has said Friday would be too soon. The New York Times on Tuesday published a handwritten letter by Kavanaugh instructing friends participating in an upco... [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for New Weapon Against Cancer

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded for New Weapon Against Cancer James Allison , from the University of Texas, and Tasuku Honjo , from Japan's Kyoto University, worked in parallel as they tried to stimulate the immune system's ability to attack tumours. Dr Allison, 70, said he was "honoured and humbled to receive this prestigious recognition". Other cancer treatments have previously been awarded Nobel prizes, including methods for hormone treatment for... [Full Article...]

Family of girl who died after eating Pret sandwich gives statement

Family of girl who died after eating Pret sandwich gives statement Pret chief executive Clive Schlee, said: "We can not begin to comprehend the pain the family have felt, and the grief they will continue to feel". Two epipens were jabbed into her legs, but the symptoms did not abate. The coroner has urged the United Kingdom government to overhaul labelling laws. He told ITV's This Morning yesterday that it was a "complete dereliction of duty" for firms such... [Full Article...]

People Died Of Flu Last Winter In U.S.

People Died Of Flu Last Winter In U.S. Federal health officials have a message for long-term care employers and employees: Don't underestimate the importance of influenza vaccination. Bucks is an emergency medicine physician at Stanford Health Care. Swanson, who heads digital innovation at Seattle Children's Hospital, recently created a new skill for Amazon.com's voice-assistant device, Alexa, called Flu Doctor to answer questions ab... [Full Article...]

Waco Wavepool Closed While CDC Tests for "Brain Eating Amoeba"

Waco Wavepool Closed While CDC Tests for According to the CDC, Naegleria fowleri infections are rare, with just 34 reported between 2008 and 2017. Kelly Craine, Waco-McLennan County Public Health District spokesperson said, "The CDC collected water samples and are now investigating to find the source". [Full Article...]

Mediterranean diet could prevent depression, new study finds

Mediterranean diet could prevent depression, new study finds The research, published September 26, analyzed 41 studies on the topic and found a link between people's diet and their chances of developing depression . A team of researchers found there was convincing proof of a connection between fresh food and mental health. Naveed Sattar, a professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow, told BBC News that the results should be approached with... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh hearing: Mark Judge responds to Christine Blasey Ford testimony

Brett Kavanaugh hearing: Mark Judge responds to Christine Blasey Ford testimony The White House and perhaps the Justice Department, presumably, would also have a say given the Executive branch's power to direct FBI investigations. "It was created to scare me", he said. Ford's testimony was followed by that of Kavanaugh, who threatened Democrats , claimed he was the victim of "revenge on behalf of the Clintons" and refused to agree an FBI investigation into the allegation... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh’s interruptions of Democratic senators in hearing draw ire and support

Trump put Kavanaugh on notice, calling a rare press conference the afternoon before today's hearing to say he would watch and left open the option of being convinced by Ford, while continuing to call allegations against Kavanaugh "a big fat lie". [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh angrily denies assault allegation after Ford testimony

Kavanaugh angrily denies assault allegation after Ford testimony In the front row, family and friends quietly cried including his wife, Ashley, whose lips were trembling. Republican senators seized control of the afternoon session and berated Democrats for their behaviour during the confirmation process. [Full Article...]

Vikings Star DE Everson Griffen Threatened to Shoot Someone at Hotel

Vikings Star DE Everson Griffen Threatened to Shoot Someone at Hotel Griffen was ruled out of the game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills with a knee injury. Everson Griffen's absence from the Vikings' sideline on Sunday came after an incident at the Hotel Ivy on Saturday in downtown Minneapolis. "There was absolutely no indication that threat was credible", Minneapolis police spokesman John Elder told the Associated Press . "There was no belief that a threat ... [Full Article...]

Vikings’ Everson Griffen Threatened Hotel Shooting In Minneapolis

Vikings’ Everson Griffen Threatened Hotel Shooting In Minneapolis Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen reportedly was undergoing a mental health check at a Minneapolis-area hospital Monday after a scary incident this weekend. "Everson made several comments about people trying to kill him, referenced 777 and God several times. - went to a peer's house, opened door and left". [Full Article...]

2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina Investigators believe the Horry County sheriff's deputies who were rescued from a van in which two mental-health patients drowned Tuesday night ignored a barricade on a flooded road, the sheriff said . Richardson says the women were being transported from a hospital in Horry County to medical facilities in Florence and Darlington. The women were being transported following involuntary commitm... [Full Article...]

Extra West Nile virus circumstances reported in Nebraska this 12 months

Extra West Nile virus circumstances reported in Nebraska this 12 months In many cases, a horse has to be euthanized when it contracts West Nile virus. State and local health officials are encouraging Montanans take steps to avoid mosquito bites and prevent infection with West Nile virus. Bratton said the city will spray about a half-mile area near where the bird was found - roughly an area that's west of Limestone Street and south of Buford Street. [Full Article...]

Flu jab plea is made to district health workers

Flu jab plea is made to district health workers The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) also has a pretty handy vaccine finder tool that brings up locations near you where you can get a flu shot, among other vaccinations. All LAIV vaccines will be quadrivalent, created to protect against four different flu viruses: two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. [Full Article...]

FDA Threatens To Crack Down On E-Cigarettes

FDA Threatens To Crack Down On E-Cigarettes Scott Gottlieb, commissioner at the FDA, said: "We see clear signs that youth use of electronic cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion, and we must adjust certain aspects of our comprehensive strategy to stem this clear and present danger". [Full Article...]

Cigna-Express Scripts merger gets DOJ approval

Cigna-Express Scripts merger gets DOJ approval The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. "The companies still need to get the okay from state insurance agencies, of which they've gotten 16 so far, the companies said in a release Monday", Lydia Ramsey writes for Business Insider . [Full Article...]

SC 'detainees' drown as sheriff's department van is swept into floodwaters

SC 'detainees' drown as sheriff's department van is swept into floodwaters The patients were being taken from Loris Hospital and Waccamaw Mental Health Hospital to McLeod, according to WPDE. Officials say the van was traveling near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water officials in SC are watching closely as water continues to poor into the state from upriver in North Carolina following the heavy rains of Florence. [Full Article...]

Ground-breaking research finds daily aspirin dose doesn't lead to longer life

Another clinical trial has added more evidence against the fairly common practice of prescribing aspirin to healthy older adults in order to prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease. Prof McNeil cautioned the findings did not apply to those with existing conditions where aspirin is recommended as a preventative measure against further heart attacks, strokes or angina. [Full Article...]

Boss revenge, self-colonoscopy studies win 2018 Ig Nobels

Boss revenge, self-colonoscopy studies win 2018 Ig Nobels David Wartinger and Marc Mitchell won the medicine Ig Nobel prize for proving that riding on a roller coaster can quicken the passage of kidney stones. This was to analyse the eating practices of early humans, rather than to inform present-day dietary choices. Instead, they were shown an online voodoo doll with their supervisor's initials. [Full Article...]

Weather Channel Defends Reporter As He Allegedly Exaggerates Report On Hurricane Florence

Weather Channel Defends Reporter As He Allegedly Exaggerates Report On Hurricane Florence Rising water forced a North Carolina TV station to evacuate its newsroom in the middle of Hurricane Florence coverage. A spokesperson for the ABC affiliate said roads around the building were flooding. The reporter, Mike Seidel , was reporting from Wilmington, N.C., Friday afternoon, where he was shown hunched over and appearing to brace against a strong wind. [Full Article...]


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