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Theranos: Scandal hit blood-testing firm to shut

The company will be liquidated over the next six to 12 months, and plans to dole out its estimated $5 million in remaining cash to its unsecured creditors, according to the email sent out by Theranos General Counsel and CEO David Taylor. "We are now out of time", Taylor wrote in the email, a copy of which was published by the WSJ (paywall ). "Holmes and Balwani knew that many of their representations about the analyzer were false", the Justice Department said when the charges were ... Read More »

Legionella outbreak in Surrey likely from local source


Health officials also suggested the hotel retain documentation of guests being notified at check-in of the outbreak. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services' (DHHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been conducting environmental testing to identify a potential source of the bacteria that causes Legionnaire's disease. Read More »

The quotes from Sen. John McCain's Arizona memorial that define his legacy


Trump, who had a rocky relationship with McCain , was in Charlotte, North Carolina meeting with his supporters during McCain's lying in state ceremonies. "We had a hell of a lot of family fights". Biden paid tribute to the two-time Republican presidential candidate, who died on Saturday from brain cancer at age 81, during a 90-minute memorial service at North Phoenix Baptist Church, the latest in a string of commemorative salutes to the Vietnam War hero and venerable politician. Read More »

West Nile confirmed in Gulfport neighborhood


About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fever with other symptoms such as headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea, or rash. Public health says there have been no human cases of the virus in Waterloo Region this year. If not, mosquitoes, all it does is take a cap full of water in order for them to breathe. Older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at greater risk of developing central nervous system illness that can be fatal. Read More »

Yellowstone County man dies of West Nile Virus


Dress: Protect yourself from bites by wearing long-sleeved shirts and trousers while outside. According to the release, there were 16 confirmed human cases of West Nile Virus in Pennsylvania in 2016. Byers said the infection can cause encephalitis or meningitis, which can lead to paralysis, coma and possibly death. Expressing concern over the number of reported cases (133), the ISA called on the Health Ministry and the Attica Regional Authority to work with experts and local authorities ... Read More »

CDC: STD Rates Skyrocket for Fourth Straight Year


Reported cases of three well-known STDs all increased between 2016 and 2017. Untreated sexually transmitted diseases can lead to severe adverse health effects that include infertility, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth in infants, and increased HIV risk. Read More »

Arizona Senate primary run in Trump's shadow


McSally, an air force fighter pilot, easily defeated Kelli Ward , a hardline former state senator, and Joe Arpaio , the former Maricopa County sheriff whose criminal conviction was pardoned by Donald Trump previous year, when they split the anti-establishment vote . Read More »

Backed candidate wins Florida’s GOP primary for governor


Gillum thanked supporters who embraced " our plan for a state that makes room for all of us, not just the well-heeled and the well-connected, but all of us". If you walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, he lives in the White House with the pillars in front of it", DeSantis told supporters after his win, noting he had spoken to Trump. Read More »

Celebrities Mourn John McCain After His Passing: Barack Obama, Ellen DeGeneres & More


His wife, Cindy , remembered her husband as living life on his own terms. "The days and years to come will not be the same without my dad - but they will be good days, filled with life and love, because of the example he lived for us". GOP Senator John McCain has died after battling cancer for more than a year, an aide tells the Associated Press. In 1968, he was offered early release because his father was a high-ranking commander. Read More »

Condolences pour in after the death of John McCain


His daughter, Meghan, shared a statement of her own, tweeting, "I love you forever - my beloved father @ SenJohnMcCain ". McCain had an unsuccessful run for president as a self-styled maverick Republican in 2008 but lost to Democrat Barack Obama , who went on to become the first black United States president. Read More »

Is coconut oil poisonous?

This lecture about coconut oil- which has fallen from grace in the recent years- has gone viral on YouTube , garnering more than a million views. Karin Michels , an epidemiologist at Harvard's TH Chan School of Public Health , poured scorn on the superfood movement and singled out the fad for coconut oil in particular. Read More »

Ex-CDC director Frieden accused of groping woman's buttocks


He is accused of grabbing a woman's buttocks near Montague and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights in October of a year ago, sources said. It was reported to police in July. In 2006, it became the first USA city to ban restaurants from using artificial trans fats and required hundreds of eateries to post calorie counts on their menus. Read More »

Irish women having three alcoholic drinks a day

Some scientists are now saying none. Around the world, one in three people are thought to drink alcohol and it is linked to almost a tenth of all deaths in those aged 15 to 49. There is no safe level of driving, but the Government do not recommend that people avoid driving. The study has been the largest and the most detailed carried out to map the effects of alcohol. Read More »

West Nile Virus found in Perth and Ottawa mosquitoes


Up until last week, the virus, which is carried by mosquitoes, had infected a total of 77 people, while five people have died. West Nile usually spreads between birds and mosquitos, and some Canadians have caught the virus from mosquito bites. Read More »

Spokane County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus


Fort Bend County Health and Human Services has confirmed the presence of West Nile virus in a sample of trapped mosquitoes located near Staffordshire Road and 5th Street in Stafford. DEET-free products (such as those containing icardin, p-menthane-3, 8-diol /lemon-eucalyptus oil, or soybean oil) are also available, but may not provide as long-lasting protection. Read More »

Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison', According To A Harvard Professor


The problem with coconut oil is that it is made up nearly entirely of saturated fatty acids, which are known to clog heart arteries, raise "bad" cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease, Business Insider reported . Chan School of Public Health last month. Coconut oil in particular also contains a unique saturated fat called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), she adds. Read More »

Meteorologists: Increase in air quality alerts linked to climate change


West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from OR to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy adults in the Seattle area to stay indoors. are, I think, the highest wildfire smoke levels we've measured certainly in the last few years", he says. It is due to smoke from more than 500 forest fires blowing across the Canadian border, blanketing large areas of the Pacific Northwest. Read More »

Google Redesigns Fit, Adds New Features


Google Fit now uses two activity goals based on World Health Organization and AHA research, in order to push users towards achieving the right amount - and crucially, the right intensity - of exercise. To improve its official Android health and fitness app, Google has redesigned Fit from the ground up. You can also manually choose activities such as gardening, pilates, rowing, or spinning in the app. Read More »

Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses


Mothers colleagues have already given vests with the inscription: "Relax, my mother is a nurse medical center Banner". Sixteen nurses at a hospital in Mesa, Arizona have all concurrently gotten pregnant, to the surprise of many. However, in the hospital now there will be a shortage of nurses - all pregnant women go on maternity leave for 12 weeks. Nurse Rochelle Sherman, who is almost eight months pregnant, said: "'I don't think we realised just how many of us were pregnant until we ... Read More »

United Kingdom lawmakers urge government to relax rules on e-cigarettes


The committee of MPs said that while "uncertainties" remain about the long-term health impact of the devices, they present "an opportunity to significantly accelerate already declining smoking rates". One professor said loosening regulation could be hard despite the committee finding and acknowledges there is still plenty of resistance to e-cigarettes in the public. Read More »

Carbs are good for you, Harvard study finds


The most popular diets such as Atkins are said to be so promising for the weight loss and preventing some of the diseases but now the fact comes from a U.S. According to a 25-year-long study, individuals whose diets were either low or high in carbohydrates had a higher risk of death than those who consumed a moderate amount of carbs. Read More »

More Than 70 Overdoses In New Haven Spark Drug Investigation


They say no deaths have been reported so far, but at least six victims were near death. Some of the New Haven victims tested positive for the powerful opioid fentanyl, also blamed for overdoses, but authorities believe this week's overdoses were caused exclusively by synthetic marijuana. Read More »

Curd of the Pharaohs: oldest cheese found in Egypt


The cheese unearthed in a Egyptian tomb is believed to likely be the world's oldest solid cheese . Liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry indicate that the sample was either made from cow, sheep, or goat milk. They also found signs of a bacterium that causes the potentially deadly disease brucellosis , which spreads from animals to people via unpasteurised dairy products . Read More »

More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected

Officials were testing the blood of victims to determine what exactly triggered their symptoms. So far, no deaths have been reported, although some had life-threatening symptoms. Emergency responders rushed to one victim as officials were giving a news conference nearby on Wednesday morning. I'm also grateful to the state Department of Public Health for its quick response to our request for additional doses of Narcan, the antidote administered to several of those afflicted. Read More »

New York University offers free tuition to all medical students


Other schools, including Columbia, are making efforts to ease the tuition burden on medical students. The medical school announced the news at its annual White Coat Ceremony, where students erupted into applause. According to the Association of American Medical Colleges , the median debt of a graduating medical student in the United States is US$202,000 - while 21% of doctors who graduate from a private school such as NYU face over US$300,000. Read More »

Luke's Medical Center Among Best Hospitals


Emory University Hospital ranked either nationally or was considered high performing in the following specialties: Cancer, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Pulmonology and Urology. Read More »

United States woman who shot herself receives face transplant


Katie Stubblefield at Ronald McDonald House in Cleveland, Ohio. At 21, Katie became the youngest person in the United States to have a face transplant . Now 22, she has shared her story and incredible photos of her transplant journey with National Geographic . The operation was the Cleveland Clinic's third face transplant and the 40 in the world. Read More »

E-cigarettes not so safe but still better than cigarettes


Researchers found vapour boosts production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key immune cells in the lungs that keep air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles. A third of the cells were exposed to plain e-cigarette fluid, a third to different strengths of the artificially vaped condensate with and without nicotine, and a third to nothing for 24 hours, according to a press release . Read More »

Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park

While no deaths were reported, a local official says at least two of the overdose victims had "life-threatening symptoms". "We heard from people on the green this morning that it potentially included PCP". A similar, but smaller overdose incident, played out on the Green on July 4, when more than a dozen people became sick from synthetic marijuana , according to The Associated Press. Read More »

CDC monitoring spread of measles in 21 states, including Indiana


There were 118 reported measles cases in all of 2017 and only 86 the year before that. The U.S. had a record year for measles in 2014, with 667 cases reported to the CDC . Numerous cases in the U.S.in 2014 were associated with cases brought in from the Philippines, which experienced a large measles outbreak. The rash appears as red and blotchy marks on the hairline that travel down over several days, turning brown and eventually fading. Read More »