Medical

UN Chief Says 'Good Possibilities' for U.S.-N.Korea Talks

UN Chief Says 'Good Possibilities' for U.S.-N.Korea Talks The documents delivered Thursday were accompanied by a US request to suspend all exports of refined petroleum products to North Korea, South Korean newspaper Hankyoreh reported Friday. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged at an unprecedented June 12 summit in Singapore with U.S. President Donald Trump to move toward denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, but has yet to provide details... [Full Article...]

Nevada ranks as 9th worst state to retire

Nevada ranks as 9th worst state to retire The bottom of the barrel for retirement was NY, according to Bankrate's findings. The other top states include Utah, Idaho, New Hampshire and Florida. 'You're still the same person at age 65 that you are at age 64. If you are like many, you may be daydreaming about the day you can retire, and where you will live. [Full Article...]

Scientists have found a new disease which is transmitted sexually

Scientists have found a new disease which is transmitted sexually Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that was first discovered in 1981, according to the British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH). This is important for women because the frequency of pelvic inflammatory disease from MG has been understudied and pelvic inflammatory disease causes serious medical complications, like permanent scarring and infertility. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump 'threatens to pull U.S. out of NATO'

Donald Trump 'threatens to pull U.S. out of NATO' But French president Emmanuel Macron denied there had been an agreement to boost spending over 2%. Trump emerged declaring continued commitment to a Western alliance built on United States military might that has stood up to Moscow since World War II. [Full Article...]

First case of West Nile found in DeKalb County

First case of West Nile found in DeKalb County West Nile virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. However, this first positive mosquito pool of the season is an indicator that the virus is still in our community. Mosquito-Proof Your Home - Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside. The public is also encouraged to report any suspected mosquito-breeding sites and/or any mosquito activity. [Full Article...]

Monsanto Lawsuit Over Cancer Claims Can Proceed, Federal Judge Rules

Monsanto Lawsuit Over Cancer Claims Can Proceed, Federal Judge Rules That case is waiting on a judge's evidentiary decision that could determine if the case will proceed. The first case to be heard is that of a former school groundskeeper, Dewayne Johnson, of whom doctors said is already dying of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in just a matter of years. [Full Article...]

Trump Administration Cuts Funding For Obamacare Navigator Program

Trump Administration Cuts Funding For Obamacare Navigator Program Even so, enrollment under the health law has remained remarkably steady. The issue is expected to be resolved by the end of the year and risk adjustment transfers will be completed "on time or with only minimal delay", she said. Pregnancy could be one of these. Nicholas Bagley, an assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, wrote in a health services research b... [Full Article...]

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.69 billion in talcum powder lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.69 billion in talcum powder lawsuit Lanier told the jurors Wednesday that this case was the first where jurors saw documents showing that Johnson & Johnson knew its products contained asbestos and didn't warn consumers, the Post-Dispatch reported. "For over 40 years, Johnson & Johnson has covered up the evidence of asbestos in their products", Lanier said in a press release issued immediately following the verdict. [Full Article...]

‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella In this outbreak, NY has the most cases (11), followed by Pennsylvania (eight), MA (seven), and California (six). Thirty people have been hospitalized in this outbreak. In June, Kellogg said it was investigating the third-party manufacturer that produces Honey Smacks after it was contacted by the FDA and CDC about the illness. [Full Article...]

Another batch of valsartan recalled over carcinogenic concerns

Another batch of valsartan recalled over carcinogenic concerns The Drug Administration under the Ministry of Health on Tuesday tasked all provincial departments of health and medicine manufacturers and pharmacies to suspend the circulation of all types of medicine containing Valsartan by the China-based Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Company indicated in a designated list, the Vietnam News Agency reports. [Full Article...]

Multivitamins may not prevent cardiovascular diseases

Multivitamins may not prevent cardiovascular diseases Controversy about the effectiveness of multivitamin and mineral supplements to prevent cardiovascular diseases has been going on for years, despite numerous well-conducted research studies suggested that they don't help. Prescription fish oil supplements may help some people with certain specific heart disease risks or conditions, the Heart Association says. However, multivitamin products' lab... [Full Article...]

US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution

US threatened nations over breastfeeding resolution At first, the US delegation tried to just water down the language in the resolution, but when that didn't work, they began to threaten and bully countries who were supporting the resolution. It was only when Russian Federation introduced the resolution that American officials backed off. The move was described as "stunning and shameful" by the online group Moms Rising, noted The Guardian , wh... [Full Article...]

New Jersey man could lose limbs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria

Now, 60-year-old Perez is fighting for his life in the hospital and might have to his limbs amputated, his family told New Jersey Advance Media . The National Institutes of Health says that while Vibrio bacteria "is one of the more infrequent causes of necrotizing fasciitis", it has a 26 percent mortality rate because it rapidly spreads and it is hard to diagnose. [Full Article...]

Feeding your baby solids early may help them sleep, study suggests

Feeding your baby solids early may help them sleep, study suggests Parents then filled in online questionnaires every month until their baby was 12 months old, and then every 3 months until they were three years old. The first group was fed only with breast milk for six months, and the second group was fed with solid food, together with the breast milk. [Full Article...]

Fitness App Polar Flow Inadvertently Reveals Military Personnel Locations, Addresses

Fitness App Polar Flow Inadvertently Reveals Military Personnel Locations, Addresses However, it's more to make you aware of what data these sorts of devices and services collect and may share publicly if you're not very vigilant about you use them. The profile shows his full name. Unlike Strava , a fitness app accused of exposing confidential data back in January, Polar's Explore feature allows anyone to click on any user whereas Strava only offered access via a user's profi... [Full Article...]

U.S. freezes payments to ACA insurers with sicker patients

U.S. freezes payments to ACA insurers with sicker patients The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency that oversees the program, cited a recent federal court decision that found the formula for calculating the risk adjustment payments to be flawed. It added that the move comes at a critical time when insurance providers are developing premiums for 2019 and states are reviewing rates. In the MA case, however, a federal judge upheld... [Full Article...]

Trump administration deals another potential blow to Obamacare

Trump administration deals another potential blow to Obamacare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said today that the February action by the trial court in New Mexico "prevents CMS from making further collections or payments under the risk adjustment program, including amounts for the 2017 benefit year, until the litigation is resolved". [Full Article...]

First boys rescued healthy and asking for fried rice in hospital

At a news conference, Jedsada Chokdumrongsuk, permanent secretary at the Public Health Ministry, said the first four boys rescued, aged 12 to 16, are now able to eat normal food, though they can't yet take the spicy food favoured by many Thais. [Full Article...]

Casey to oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick

Casey to oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court is seen as the court nears the end of its term in Washington, U.S., June 11, 2018. "In a nation with over 700 sitting federal judges, many of whom were appointed by Republican presidents, it is outrageous that President Trump will nominate from a list of just 25 dictated to him by the Heritage Foundation", Casey said in a statement Monday. [Full Article...]

Two dozen more confirmed in parasite outbreak linked to Del Monte

Two dozen more confirmed in parasite outbreak linked to Del Monte The first person known to be infected became sick on May 14. As of July 5, 2018, CDC has reported 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of cyclosporiasis in persons from IA, MN, WI and MI who reportedly consumed the vegetable trays. The outbreak of the parasitic intestinal infection has caused seven people to be hospitalized, though no deaths have occurred, according the Centers for Disease Control a... [Full Article...]


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