Medical

Can a tick really paralyze a person?

Can a tick really paralyze a person? The reason? A tick bite . She was also struggling to speak, her mother Jessica Griffin noticed. "I immediately called my husband, who is in Iraq, freaking out over the phone asking what could be going on, and he told me that I needed to put the tick in a zip-lock bag and take it with me straight to the E.R. [Full Article...]

I am more concerned about developing state's fitness: HD Kumaraswamy to PM

I am more concerned about developing state's fitness: HD Kumaraswamy to PM Earlier, when Modi had accepted Kohli's fitness challenge, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had dared the PM to accept a "fuel challenge", asking him to reduce the spiralling fuel prices or face a nationwide stir by his party. PM Modi had on May 24 tweeted "Challenge accepted" in response to Virat Kohli's fitness challenge and had promised to share his own video. "I also practice breathing exerc... [Full Article...]

CDC: Pre-cut melon recalled after multi-state salmonella outbreak

CDC: Pre-cut melon recalled after multi-state salmonella outbreak About 60 people in five states, including five in IN, were sickened by the fruit, the health department said . The company has since issued a recall notice in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and OH - removing clear plastic containers of watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe and mixed melons from the shelves. [Full Article...]

Multipurpose towel can have higher bacteria count

Multipurpose towel can have higher bacteria count Research showed the risk of towels contaminated with bacteria such as E. coli was higher on humid towels, multi-purpose towels, and in families with non-vegetarian diets. According to the researchers, the presence of these potential pathogens, especially E.coli, from the kitchen towels indicates potential faecal contamination and bad hygiene practices. [Full Article...]

Trump court move on Obamacare

Trump court move on Obamacare Attorney General Jeff Sessions said it is "a rare case" for the Justice Department not to defend provisions of a law but added that he could not find any "reasonable arguments" to support their constitutionality. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, who voted against the Republican repeal bills in the Senate a year ago, also expressed concern about the administration's new push, saying it "creates fur... [Full Article...]

Days after Kate Spade's death, David Spade braves comedy stage

Days after Kate Spade's death, David Spade braves comedy stage The 53-year-old comic-and-actor was left devastated when his sister-in-law Kate Spade died in an apparent suicide on Tuesday (05.06.18) but he pressed on with his comedy gig at the Brea Improv Comedy Club in Brea, California , on Friday (08.06.18) because he didn't want to let down his fans. [Full Article...]

World Health Organization optimistic that Ebola is under control in major city

World Health Organization optimistic that Ebola is under control in major city Salama, the United Nations health agency's Deputy Director-General for Emergency Preparedness and Response, was fresh from a two-day visit to the DRC. "We are cautiously optimistic, but there is a lot of very tough work to do to be able say we are on top of the outbreak", Salama said. This is the first time such treatments are available in the midst of an Ebola outbreak. [Full Article...]

Lawsuit could jeopardize health care for 52 million

Lawsuit could jeopardize health care for 52 million The Democrats argued that DOJ's refusal to defend the controversial health care law could eliminate protections for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions and "have profound consequences for patients, the health care system and the American economy". [Full Article...]

Novel blood test to identify premature birth

Novel blood test to identify premature birth There are reasons to be cautious about the news. The appeal of such tests is obvious, especially to pregnant women. " Noninvasive blood tests for fetal development predict gestational age and preterm delivery ", by Thuy T.M. But what if there were a cheap way to predict a baby's birthday accurately, including the risk of a premature baby? The blood test reportedly measures maternal, plac... [Full Article...]

Annual Relay for Life of Yorktown Event Slated for Friday

Annual Relay for Life of Yorktown Event Slated for Friday This year's Relay, which runs from 4 p.m.to midnight, has set a goal of $150,000. The American Cancer Society would like to remind everyone that this year's Relay For Life of Kendall County will be from 3 to 11 p.m. Resident Rita Wozniak, a 40-year-plus cancer survivor, was another who came to celebrate the meaning of Relay. "Newtown has such a wonderful and supportive close-knit community o... [Full Article...]

Buffett, Dimon say quarterly profit forecasts harming economy

Buffett, Dimon say quarterly profit forecasts harming economy J.P. Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon appeared on CNBC on Thursday to discuss why he doesn't think tariffs are the way to go. Two of Wall Street's harshest bitcoin critics are once again warning investors of the dangers of bitcoin. Proponents of the practice say it improves communications with investors and ultimately results in fewer, not more, wild swings in stock prices. The only signif... [Full Article...]

Trump Sides With Texas, Won't Defend Obamacare in Court

A brief filed Thursday by the Justice Department asks a federal court to end protections for people with pre-existing health conditions, many of whom had been unable to buy individual insurance before the 2010 law known as Obamacare took effect. [Full Article...]

Trump's overhaul of vets care is no quick fix

Trump's overhaul of vets care is no quick fix The Veterans Choice Program originated in response to the VA wait time scandal during which VA leaders falsified wait times. The challenge going forward is to regain the trust of many private health care providers who have had past difficulties in getting payment from the VA for care provided to veterans, Roe said . [Full Article...]

Multi-state Salmonella outbreak connected to Walmart pre-cut melons

Multi-state Salmonella outbreak connected to Walmart pre-cut melons The people who took ill came from IL (6), IN (11), MI (32), Missouri (10), and OH (1), the agency said. Walmart and Kroger are cooperating with the investigation and have removed all cut melon associated with the outbreak. Officials say the IL salmonella cases linked to pre-cut melon affected people ages 23 to 87. Signs of illness typically occur within 12 to 72 hours and last for four to seve... [Full Article...]

CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016

Suicide rates have increased in almost every state over the past two decades, and half of the states have seen suicide rates go up more than 30 percent. While the study emphasizes the need for more prevention resources, predicting suicides can be hard. You can find them here . "So, when you put those things together, it can be hard to find help even when you want it", Trisha Kajimura, Mental He... [Full Article...]

Caci International Inc (NYSE:CACI): Institutional Investors Aren't Crazy About It

Caci International Inc (NYSE:CACI): Institutional Investors Aren't Crazy About It Stifel Financial reported 10,592 shares. Landscape Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Com owns 3,723 shs. The firm purchased 2,698 shares of the health services provider's stock, valued at approximately $304,000. The firm has "Hold" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Tuesday, February 20. The company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, May 22. [Full Article...]

Older breast cancer patients in England less likely to survive

Older breast cancer patients in England less likely to survive Dr. Joseph Sparano, lead researcher, Montefiore Medical Center, New York, said, "The impact is remarkable". "While the thought of an operation might sometimes be daunting, breakthroughs in surgical techniques have meant that for many patients a lumpectomy with minimal surgery to the armpit glands can be just as effective as more radical treatment ". [Full Article...]

Dr. Virginia Apgar, pioneer behind Apgar score, being celebrated with Google doodle

Dr. Virginia Apgar, pioneer behind Apgar score, being celebrated with Google doodle The Apgar test is performed on a baby at 1 and 5 minutes after birth. National Library of Medicine. On the other hand, the 5-minute score tells the health care provider how well the baby is doing outside the mother's womb. Apgar was the youngest of three children. Dr Virginia Apgar received a degree in public health from John Hopkins University in 1959. Apgar graduated from the College of Ph... [Full Article...]

Google Doodle honors Mount Holyoke's Virginia Apgar

Google Doodle honors Mount Holyoke's Virginia Apgar While those accomplishments are impressive, particularly for a woman at the time, her real contribution to the world is the so-called Apgar Score . "Compiled scores for each newborn can range between 0 and 10, with 10 being the best possible condition for a newborn". [Full Article...]

Highest surge in syphilis for nearly 70 years 'due to government cuts'

Highest surge in syphilis for nearly 70 years 'due to government cuts' Since then the PHE has directed Global Positioning System to refer the suspected cases of gonorrhoea they encounter to specialist sexual health services (SHS). However, the decline may also reflect a rise in the use of home testing kits - and the availability of testing in other settings, it says. PHE claims that this alarming new information is due to budget cuts as testings in clinics fell t... [Full Article...]


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