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First case of West Nile found in DeKalb County


There are no reports of any humans infected in 2018. In the other 24 states, the virus has only been found in mosquitos, birds or other animals. The Health Unit confirmed a mosquito pool in Windsor has tested positive for the virus. In addition to birds and humans, horses are also affected by West Nile virus. It's been reported in other countries for more than 50 years. Due to the high mortality rate of horses that contract the disease, owners are encouraged to make sure their horses are ... Read More »

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward


Up next, Chhabria said, individual plaintiffs will need to present "enough evidence to warrant a jury trial on whether glyphosate caused the National Hockey League [cause non-Hodgkin's lymphoma] they developed". The California state judge who handles the most Roundup cases posted to her docket that she was attending the hearings before Chhabria in March. The ingredient in question is glyphosate, which California added to a list of chemicals known to cause cancer just past year. Read More »

This Little-Known STD Could Become The 'Next Superbug' Within A Decade

Gynaecologist Peter Greenhouse said: 'It's yet another good reason to pack condoms for the summer holidays. An estimated 2 percent of people are infected in the United Kingdom, so The British Association of Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) has released new guidelines about how to treat and diagnose MG. Read More »

Army vet and wife consider divorce to afford daughter's health care


Jake and Maria Grey have been married for nine years, and their 6-year-old daughter Brighton has Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome. Even with health insurance, the Greys spend upwards of $15,000 a year out of pocket on her health care. 'We just have struggled and struggled with it. "It's drowning us to try to keep up with her medical expenses", Jake Grey said. Describing the situation his family finds itself in as "morally wrong", he added, "For someone to kind of make you choose between your ... Read More »

Multivitamins Don't Promote Cardiovascular Health


The use of multivitamin and mineral supplements is widespread in the United States. That is especially true of supplement users living in Europe and Japan. Many consumers take multivitamins or supplements as a quick and easy way to improve their health. According to the Food and Drug Administration , there are no regulations in place that require dietary supplements to be approved for safety or effectiveness. Read More »

N.J. man infected with flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing, could lose limbs

Angel Perez went crabbing on July 2nd in the Maurice River. Perez-Dilan said that other family members and friends have experienced skin problems after going into the water at Matts Landing. Doctors are waiting to see if Perez responds to antibiotics, his daughter says. She now has a rash on her leg, and her leg [had] painful swelling, ' Perez-Dilan said. Read More »

Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare


Just as more insurers and consumers were entering the ACA individual market and things seemed to be stabilizing, the Trump administration struck a new blow against the health-care sector over the weekend, cutting off the multi-billion dollar risk adjustment payments that compensate insurers for taking on sicker and more expensive patients. Read More »

Polar fitness app exposed location of soldiers and government agents


Now, according to Foeke Postma of Bellingcat , it seems that Polar - fellow fitness company and maker of the first wireless heart rate monitor for athletes - is revealing similarly sensitive data an an even more unsafe and accessible way. Polar showed his runs in several military bases spread throughout the Middle East, as well as the start and finish of dozens of exercises from a house in NY state. Read More »

Heart Meds Recalled In UK, EU, For Possible Cancer Link


In the United Kingdom, the MHRA said it is advising pharmacies to recall all batches of valsartan containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma and Accord Healthcare (previously known as Actavis Group) as a precaution. The HPRA says not all valsartan medicines are affected and is reassuring patients that other treatments are available. The review was triggered after the company detected an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a substance classified as "probable cancerogen". Read More »

8 rescued from Thai cave, but 5 remain trapped


Narongsak Osottanakorn told a news conference the latest rescue operation began at about 10.08am local time (11.08am Singapore time). The 31cm-wide custom submarine would make the boys passive participants in the rescue and could potentially shorten the journey, which took divers a total of nine hours in the second successful rescue operation on Monday. Read More »

Trump admin expected to halt some payments under Obamacare program


The Trump administration's abrupt suspension of billions of dollars in payments to ObamaCare insurers has prompted new warnings of rising premiums as health companies scramble to adjust. The risk adjustment program does not involve taxpayer funds. The risk-adjustment program, which does not cost taxpayers any money and is required by law, is created to ensure that health care coverage is available for sicker, higher-cost patients by sharing the cost of covering them. Read More »

What to expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle


President Donald Trump's top contenders for the vacancy appear to be federal appeals judges Amy Coney Barrett , Thomas Hardiman , Brett Kavanaugh and Raymond Kethledge . Trump's short list continued to vacillate in the hours leading up to tonight's prime-time finale, where his choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy will be revealed. Read More »

Promising vaccine for HIV/AIDS being studied - RN Breakfast


Other researchers caution seeing this vaccine as the final solution to the virus. For their next step , they are launching a new vaccine trial that will include 2,600 women in southern Africa who are at risk of HIV infection . Thus, an HIV vaccine is needed badly . The findings showed the vaccines induced robust and comparable immune responses in humans and monkeys and protected monkeys against acquisition of infection. Read More »

Mosquito pond in Jamaica Plain tests positive for West Nile virus


There have been no reports of people contracting the virus this year in Lake County. Insect repellents that contain DEET , picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus are effective but should be used with care. The virus was identified at a mosquito pool in Jamaica Plain, according to the Boston Public Health Commission. "With two mosquito-borne viruses now active in the Coachella Valley, it is more important than ever for people to protect themselves from mosquito bites, " district ... Read More »

Dozens of 'drunk' seagulls found on South West beaches

One RSPCA centre in West Hatch near Taunton, Somerset has reportedly had to deal with nearly 30 paralytic birds in a two week period, some of which have even been puking from excessive alcohol consumption. RSPCA Inspector Jo Daniel, who has been rescuing the birds with colleagues Clara Scully and Paul Adams along a stretch of coast from Dorset to Devon, said: "The birds absolutely stink of alcohol when we collect them so now our vans smell like pubs". Read More »

'I'm walking!' Four-year-old girl with cerebral palsy takes first steps


I can do it", Maya responded. First Steps - 4 years, 10 months ❤️ ❤️❤️ I can't even put into words how we are feeling. In the video, Maya stands up to take her first step, gleefully giggles and says, "I'm walking!" The moment took just a few seconds but for her family and for Maya, it was a momentous journey. Read More »

Bananas on the brink of extinction?


But if disease spreads before researchers successfully cross-breed the fruit , then the popular Cavendish banana may be hard to find - and eventually, the fruit could disappear altogether. The banana grows on the edge of forests, where it is vulnerable to damage from severe weather events as well as from logging, fires and the clearing of forests for farming. Read More »

Europe recalls generic heart drug made in China on cancer fears

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, tests detected the appearance of an impurity, probably carcinogenic , in drugs containing valsartan manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical. The health risk of abruptly discontinuing this medicine is higher than any potential risk presented by the impurity. "We are engaging with healthcare professionals to manage this situation". Read More »

To Fight Childhood Obesity, Moms to the Rescue


The best thing mothers can do to ensure their kids avoid developing obesity may be to take care of themselves. Findings were published on Wednesday in the journal BMJ . 150 minutes of exercise that is vigorous exercise per week. They eat a high quality diet, determined by high intake of vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, healthy fats, and low consumption of sugary beverages, red and processed meat. Read More »

Diet Rich in Nuts Improves Sperm

The results of the study were presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology on 4 July. Scientists made the claim after conducting a randomised trial which measured conventional semen parameters and molecular changes over 14 weeks. Read More »

Baltimore: hospital evacuated due to tuberculosis threat


The two buildings connected by the internal bridge - Cancer Research Building 1 and Cancer Research Building 2 - were evacuated as a precaution, Hoppe said. In the U.S., however, it's steadily become a rarity. Tuberculosis is a highly contagious bacteria that can be spread through the air. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria becomes sick. Read More »

HPV test better at detecting cancer than a Pap smear


Of note, the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care differs from the USA task force - it recommends Pap smear screening every three years between ages 30 and 69, citing weak evidence for screening women ages 25 to 29. The Pap test identifies abnormalities in cervical cells, flagging health-care providers to take a closer look to see if they are precancerous, and then take appropriate action. Read More »

Cancer Patients Could Preserve Fertility With Artificial Ovary


However, it involves a small risk as the ovarian tissue may itself be infected with the cancerous cells among those with cancer, increasing the risk of the disease taking a hold and returning back after the transplant is conducted. On this, the researchers seeded with hundreds of ovarian follicles, fluid-filled sacs that contains undeveloped eggs. Pors and her co-authors concluded, " This is the first time that isolated human follicles have survived in a decellularized human scaffold ". Read More »

Long Work Hours Tied to Higher Diabetes Risk in Women


Working hours were divided into four groups - 15-34 hours, 35-40 hours, 41-44 hours and 45+ hours. However, the men working for longer hours did not tend to experience a higher risk of developing diabetes . All the women out there, here's a good reason for you to work less and relax more . Flaxseeds help in reducing the chances of heart complications and also the risk of strokes linked with diabetes. Read More »

What to do around Portland on July 4th


Tables for six are available for $50 each for Acworth residents and $70 for non-residents. Fireworks will begin at dusk or about 9:30. 5 from 10 a.m. -10:30 p.m. There will be a parade, live music, food and games. Pre-registration for softball is required, but people can register for bean bag, cribbage or kubb tournaments at 5:30 p.m. Read More »

A Woman's Toenails Fell Off After a Fish Pedicure


The woman, in her 20s, went to the doctor after noticing that her toenails looked abnormal - a problem she'd had for about six months, the report said. Lipner is unaware of any other such cases linked to fish spas , whose popularity seem to have drawn from unfounded claims about their health benefits, according to her report. Read More »

Heat Advisory In Place For Monday


Sunday marks the second day in a row over 90 degrees and meteorologists expect Monday to have the same high temperatures, which would make it officially a heat wave . In fact, we beat the previous wettest June by over three inches thanks to the torrential rain last Friday . A man wipes his brown in Bangor during a heat wave. Read More »

Yet ANOTHER Study Suggests Daily Coffee Could Help You Live Longer

The researchers (who, by the way, are federal scientists, not from anything like the Starbucks Institute for Coffee Research) say there is data on diet about some of the study participants that could be mined to parse apart the difference between people who have, say, cappuccinos or lattes or espressos. Read More »