Medical

Man is arrested after 70 people overdose on K2 in New Haven

That caused us to respond with a multi-casualty incident", New Haven Fire Chief John Alston said. Late Wednesday night, the scene at the New Haven Green began to "quiet down" as people emptied out of the park, Hartman, the officer, said. [Full Article...]

Health officials anxious about West Nile virus in Grand Rapids area

Health officials anxious about West Nile virus in Grand Rapids area With the mosquito season vastly outpacing last year in the state - 284 mosquitoes have tested positive throughout the state thus far this season compared with 136 total at this point last year - Gruener said there are ways to reduce the risk of being bitten. [Full Article...]

MI places 21 hospitals on U.S

MI places 21 hospitals on U.S From that list, the 20 hospitals with the highest rankings are recognized on an overall national list called the Honor Roll . Duke University Hospital has again emerged as the top hospital in North Carolina for complex medical conditions, and one of only two in the Southeast in the national top 20, according to the latest national hospital ranking by U.S. [Full Article...]

Would you trust a smartphone app to prevent pregnancies? The FDA does

Would you trust a smartphone app to prevent pregnancies? The FDA does Ashton added that apps can be useful in that they enourage women to be aware of their bodies' monthly changes. This app should be used in conjunction with other forms of contraception like condoms or birth control pills to further prevent pregnancy. [Full Article...]

Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park

The exact cause of the overdoses has not been confirmed, but officials suspect that synthetic cannabinoids , also called K2 or spice, are the culprit. In two cases, Narcan was not effective in the field, but a high dose of Narcan at the hospital was effective in combating the overdose effects. One person has been arrested in connection with the case. [Full Article...]

New Study Reveals Vaping Is Not As Harmless As Previously Thought

New Study Reveals Vaping Is Not As Harmless As Previously Thought Professor David Thickett, lead author from the University of Birmingham, said: 'In terms of cancer causing molecules in cigarette smoke, as opposed to cigarette vapour, there are certainly reduced numbers of carcinogens. An independent review of the latest evidence on e-cigarettes was published by Public Health England in February. Cells exposed to vapourized liquid also were not as good at ba... [Full Article...]

Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park

Gov. Dannel Malloy said Wednesday that the state Department of Public Health and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services were assisting New Haven with the rash of overdoses. The AP reports, "Paramedics and police officers remained at the park all day as more people fell ill. We have no deaths reported". The substance behind these overdoses is highly unsafe and must be avoided. [Full Article...]

Health officials continuing to monitor measles outbreak

Health officials continuing to monitor measles outbreak The total number of cases per year in the U.S. usually hovers around 100, aside from 2014 when an outbreak led to 667 cases. "About 3 out of 100 people who get two doses of MMR vaccine will get measles if exposed to the virus", the agency notes. [Full Article...]

Northwestern Memorial ranked best hospital in IL

The best children's hospital in the country was Boston Children's Hospital, with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia next in line. The rankings, which analyze more than 5,000 medical centers and survey responses from more than 30,000 physicians, also recognized Clearwaters Morton Plant Hospital (eighth-best hospital in the state) and Tampas St. [Full Article...]

Blue Light, Blindness May Go Together, New Study Shows

Blue Light, Blindness May Go Together, New Study Shows The team from the University of Toledo in OH says it is urging the public to not use phones in the dark because this can dilate pupils and lead to even more harmful blue light entering our eyes. Blue light has a shorter wavelength and more energy compared with other colors, according to researchers quoted by The Guardian . However, the researchers found a molecule called alpha-tocopherol, whi... [Full Article...]

After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go

After 17 days, killer whale lets dead newborn calf go An audio recording from earlier this month apparently featured the mother's "mournful and prominent" calls, Q13 Fox reported. A grieving mother orca has finally let her dead calf go, ending her "tour of grief". In the hours, then days after the death, Tahlequah was spotted trying to keep her baby's head above the water's surface, reluctant to leave the body behind. [Full Article...]

Light from digital devices contributes to eye disease and blindness

Light from digital devices contributes to eye disease and blindness Now, researchers at the University of Toledo have discovered an entirely new problem with blue light. The researchers are now measuring light coming from televisions, cell phones and tablet screens to get a better understanding of how cells in the eyes respond to everyday blue light exposure. [Full Article...]

Grieving mother orca is still holding her calf’s body above the water

Grieving mother orca is still holding her calf’s body above the water Scarlet, also known as J50, was last seen in Canadian waters Saturday, on the west side of Vancouver Island. "I am sobbing. I can't believe she is still carrying her calf around", Deborah Giles, a research scientist and research director for nonprofit Wild Orca , told the Seattle Times . [Full Article...]

Men who wear boxer shorts have far better sperm, study suggests

Men who wear boxer shorts have far better sperm, study suggests In a study of 656 men, by researchers at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, in the U.S., boxer short wearers had a 25% higher sperm concentration than men in tight-fitting underwear. More than half (345) wore boxer shorts, and only a slightly smaller number of the group wore snugger-fitting underwear: 311. FSH is known to play an important role in male fertility and is associated with sper... [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus sweeps America: Cases reported from coast to coast

West Nile Virus sweeps America: Cases reported from coast to coast Health experts say that they expect the incidence rate to only keep increasing as the scorching heat drags on, and are encouraging the public to protect themselves. The virus can cause symptoms similar to those of the flu, but in extreme cases, it can result in tremors, fever, comas and a lethal swelling of the brain tissue known as encephalitis. [Full Article...]

No comments on Nick, Priyanka Chopra plays the ‘personal life’ card again

No comments on Nick, Priyanka Chopra plays the ‘personal life’ card again While the engagement rumours are going on one side, the actor aid her personal life is not for "public consumption" and she does not feel the need to give explanation about her relationships to anyone. Priyanka also attended Nick's concert in Singapore, the past weekend. Priyanka attended an tournament in Delhi lately and mentioned the potential of hard the established order and forging... [Full Article...]

Women more likely to survive heart attack if ER physician is female

Women more likely to survive heart attack if ER physician is female Those mitigating factors "suggest that having training programs that are more gender neutral, or showing how men and women might present symptoms differently, could improve outcomes for female patients", Carnahan said. As the study is observational, it does not provide any strong answer to why male doctors flag behind. They found that female patients admitted to a hospital emergency room (... [Full Article...]

Why Khloe Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby

Why Khloe Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby Dr. Jorge Palanco INCAP Country Coordinator: The intention is to ensure that every mother is properly, is fully informed, properly educated as to the benefits of breast milk. Only thirty-three percent of mothers breastfeed their baby in Belize. Breastfeeding also reduces ill health in children, improves their educational potential and probably their earnings as adults. [Full Article...]

Starving orca J50 finally spotted alive; emergency action could start Wednesday

Starving orca J50 finally spotted alive; emergency action could start Wednesday An aerial photograph of adult female Southern Resident killer whale J16 with her calf (J50) in 2015, when the calf was in its first year of life. "We're going to make this happen, if it's deemed appropriate to do this", Cottrell said. Researchers took breath samples, and a drone flown above the whales Wednesday showed that J50 is much skinnier and her body condition has gotten worse. [Full Article...]

Dallas County Reports First West Nile Virus Death Of The Year

Dallas County Reports First West Nile Virus Death Of The Year Most people infected with the virus have no symptoms at all, or they have flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches and fatigue. The Ada County Mosquito Abatement District confirmed today the first case of West Nile here. The product used will be a mosquito pesticide called Zenivex E20, which kills adult mosquitoes, but is not harmful to people and pets. Drain any standing water in... [Full Article...]


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