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Antibiotics for appendicitis? Study finds surgery often not needed

Antibiotics for appendicitis? Study finds surgery often not needed Paulina Salminen, the study's lead author and a surgeon at Turku University Hospital in Finland. A perforation is a small tear in the appendix, which lets its contents leak out into the stomach. They conducted a randomized study with a control group, which was attended by 530 people (age - from 18 to 60 years) with diagnosed acute appendicitis without complications. [Full Article...]

Emotional, 'heroic' and with factual gaps: Highlights from Kavanaugh’s accuser’s testimony

Emotional, 'heroic' and with factual gaps: Highlights from Kavanaugh’s accuser’s testimony The 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats on the committee will decide whether to recommend Kavanaugh for approval by the entire Senate, which is expected to begin procedural votes Saturday. "This is a circus, the consequences will extend long past my nomination", he said. A defiant Brett Kavanaugh , US President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, angrily denied sexual assault allega... [Full Article...]

American Bar Association Urges Senate to Postpone Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote

In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. "They were laughing with each other", Ford said. Trump's remarks come amid a hearing with Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford , a professor who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. [Full Article...]

New Florence flooding forecasts are better news for South Carolina

New Florence flooding forecasts are better news for South Carolina The Waccamaw was forecast to crest on Thursday at 22 feet in Conway and at 21.2 feet in Georgetown, a representative with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division said. And it appears the Waccamaw River won't top a lake of coal ash or the main highway to Myrtle Beach. The river is likely to flood the second pond soon, but the utility promised it has taken steps to lessen the environmenta... [Full Article...]

Baby Formula Just As Healthy As Breast Milk, Study Finds

Baby Formula Just As Healthy As Breast Milk, Study Finds Researchers stressed that breast milk, in any form, is better than formula. But they said the findings support the notion that the method of feeding matters, too. "The lack of paid maternity leave policies in the USA can be a barrier for mothers who work outside the home", Meek said. The process at the back of breastfeeding that makes it better than pumping is not yet clear. [Full Article...]

Former Facebook employee sues company, claims job gave her PTSD

Former Facebook employee sues company, claims job gave her PTSD Scola's PTSD symptoms may be triggered when she touches a computer mouse, enters a cold building, watches violence on television, hears loud noises, or is startled", the lawsuit states. "We take the support of our content moderators incredibly seriously, . ensuring that every person reviewing Facebook content is offered psychological support and wellness resources", said Bertie Thomson , director... [Full Article...]

New research suggests following a Mediterranean diet 'may help prevent depression'

Based on their analysis, researchers found that several factors causing damage to the brain - such as oxidative stress, insulin resistance and inflammation - can be controlled by a person's diet. Other experts have called for more research, Naveed Sattar, professor of metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow, recommended "a heavy dose of caution" when speaking to the BBC . [Full Article...]

After a historic Senate hearing, what comes next for Brett Kavanaugh?

The testimony - made under oath at a high-stakes hearing - is damning for Kavanaugh, whose nomination is facing intense scrutiny, as two other women also have come out identifying themselves as victims of sexual misconduct by the federal judge. [Full Article...]

Angry Kavanaugh denies Ford accusation, sees ‘disgrace’

Angry Kavanaugh denies Ford accusation, sees ‘disgrace’ During Thursday's historic hearing, Ford offered emotional testimony about her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh groped and attempted to rape her in high school. The allegations resonate deeply in Maryland, where Kavanaugh and Ford attended separate private prep schools. The Senate may defeat his nomination, he said, but "you'll never get me to quit". [Full Article...]

80,000 people died of flu last winter in US, government says

80,000 people died of flu last winter in US, government says The number is thought to be the highest death toll for the flu since the winter of 1976-77. The strain of flu that struck the US past year was particularly severe. According to the CDC, it's hard to predict the timing, severity and length of a flu season. The 1918 flu pandemic, which lasted almost two years, killed more than 500,000 Americans, historians estimate. [Full Article...]

Addictive Behavior Strongly Associated with Ancient Retrovirus

Addictive Behavior Strongly Associated with Ancient Retrovirus Retroviruses can either spread exogenously between individuals, like HIV, or endogenously from parents to offspring, but they were not previously believed to be harmful in humans. "People have over-exposed HR2 to cancer from time to time, but it has proved hard to distinguish the cause from the result". "Our study shows for the first time the rare variants of HK2 can affect a complex human trait". [Full Article...]

CDC: Cases of newborns with syphilis doubles in four years

CDC: Cases of newborns with syphilis doubles in four years State health officials said cases of congenital syphilis jumped from eight in 2013 to 47 in 2017. The CDC did not have the numbers of congenital cases broken down by county. Researchers collected information on syphilis cases in 37 states. "Early testing and prompt treatment to cure any infections are critical first steps, but too many women are falling through the cracks of the system", Bolan... [Full Article...]

In shift to general wellness, Weight Watchers becomes 'WW'

In shift to general wellness, Weight Watchers becomes 'WW' Weight Watchers , which has been updating its technology and reshaping its diet plan, is the latest company to embrace its initials. "No matter what your goal is - to lose weight, eat healthier, move more, develop a positive mind-set, or all of the above - we will deliver science-based solutions that fit into people's lives", said Mindy Grossman , president and CEO of WW in a statement Monday. [Full Article...]

Dachshund with brain cancer printed skull made of titanium

Dachshund with brain cancer printed skull made of titanium The complex operation was conducted by scientists from the Veterinary College of Ontario and Golfscope University. The 9-year-old dog had a large cancerous tumor on the front of her skull that was pushing dangerously close to her brain and eye socket. [Full Article...]

Spinal implant helps paralysed man walk again

Spinal implant helps paralysed man walk again This latest study builds on initial research published in The Lancet in 2011 that documented the success of the first epidural stimulation participant, Rob Summers, who recovered a number of motor functions as a result of the intervention. [Full Article...]

Medic becomes third person infected with monkeypox in England

The first two cases had been patients who had spent time in Nigeria. They were the second case of the rare infection recorded in the United Kingdom after the first was diagnosed just days earlier and involved a resident of Nigeria staying at a naval base in Cornwall who started showing symptoms. [Full Article...]

Aid work suspended due to deadly attack in DR Congo

Aid work suspended due to deadly attack in DR Congo Saturday's attack was pinned on the Allied Democratic Forces, an Islamist group, in local media reports, though with dozens of armed militias active in eastern Congo, establishing culpability is hard. Perhaps the most hard aspect of an Ebola outbreak to control is misinformation. "They've been able to overrun entire FARDC-bases in and around Beni , they've been able to ambush (UN) forces". [Full Article...]

Vikings Concerned About Well-Being Of DE Griffen, Who Is On Leave

Vikings Concerned About Well-Being Of DE Griffen, Who Is On Leave That man had called Griffen's wife and he brought Griffen home but told police upon arrival that he "didn't feel safe at all". Weatherly said he had not noticed anything out of sorts with Griffen in the week leading up to last Saturday's incidents, an assessment Cousins also shared. [Full Article...]

PM Modi To Launch World's Biggest State-Run Health Plan Today

PM Modi To Launch World's Biggest State-Run Health Plan Today Reportedly , the beneficiaries have been identified on the basis of deprivation categories such as D1, D2, D3, D4, D5, and D7 respectively. There is no limitation on the size of the family or age, and an Aadhaar Card is not mandatory for beneficiaries to avail the scheme. [Full Article...]

Drug-resistant infection in 118 people linked to pet store puppies — CDC

Drug-resistant infection in 118 people linked to pet store puppies — CDC So far, none of the infections have been deadly. While the six pet stores were not identified by name, they were reportedly primarily located in OH and Florida. Most campylobacteriosis infections tend to occur due to consumption of contaminated water, raw or undercooked poultry, unpasteurized dairy, etc. According to the CDC, 95 percent of the dogs they examined at 20 pet stores across the USA h... [Full Article...]


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