E-cigarettes can be key weapon in battle against smoking, insist MPs

Vaping on an e-cigarette is much less harmful than smoking regular cigarettes, according to MPs, who say the rules around using them should be relaxed. The committee said the restrictions were "extraordinary" given those suffering from mental health ... More..

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Moderate carbohydrate intake may lower mortality risk
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Moderate carbohydrate intake may lower mortality risk

Instead, her team carried out observational research with more than 15,400 people, aged 45 to 64, from diverse socio-economic backgrounds from four United States communities who were enrolled in the atheroscler...More..

Suspect in synthetic pot overdoses ID'd
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Suspect in synthetic pot overdoses ID'd

Authorities reported chaotic scenes of people falling unconscious. Most of the overdoses were on the New Haven Green, a popular, historic downtown park that borders part of Yale University, and officials sa...More..

Oldest solid cheese found in ancient Egyptian jar
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Oldest solid cheese found in ancient Egyptian jar

The tomb , which belonged to Ptahmes, once the mayor of Memphis, Egypt, was first discovered in 1885 by treasure hunters, who stole objects inside. If the preliminary analysis is confirmed, the sample would r...More..

Over 40 People Treated For Apparent K2 Overdose In Connecticut
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Over 40 People Treated For Apparent K2 Overdose In Connecticut

New Haven first responders were called to a similar overdose outbreak on the Green on 4 July, when more than a dozen people were sick from synthetic cannabis. The 37-year-old man is "known" to police, per the ...More..

New York University offers free tuition to all medical students
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

NYU students can choose between the traditional four-year MD program or an accelerated three-year degree. NYU's new class of medical students got more than just a white coat this morning, during the school's ...More..

by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

No deaths have been reported, but two individuals had severe symptoms. Officials believe the individuals may have taken doses of K2, a synthetic drug marketed as being similar to marijuana. Fire Department fi...More..

Study Warns E-cigarettes More Harmful Than Previously Thought
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Study Warns E-cigarettes More Harmful Than Previously Thought

It was found that vapor caused inflammation and impaired the activity of alveolar macrophages, cells that remove potentially damaging dust particles, bacteria, and allergens. In order to arrive at the conclusio...More..

Health officials confirm West Nile virus in southwest OH mosquito pool
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Health officials confirm West Nile virus in southwest OH mosquito pool

In Sussex County, the state Department of Health has reported that two mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile virus so far this season, just one shy of the total number reported in 2017. They don't f...More..

United Kingdom beats out Louisville hospitals in U.S
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

United Kingdom beats out Louisville hospitals in U.S

Hopkins also topped the publication's state rankings , followed by the University of Maryland Medical Center, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, University of Maryland St. No hospital in the Southeast — or child...More..

by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

76 people overdose on K2 near Yale University

One arrest has been made in connection with the overdoses. Officials continue to look into the cases, which appeared to center on the New Haven Green on Wednesday . No deaths have been reported. More than 70...More..

CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Maryland, 20 Other States
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Maryland, 20 Other States

Indiana State Department of Health says Indiana has not had any measles cases related to outbreaks this year but one case was reported this year. The U.S. Symptoms typically show up 10-14 days after exposur...More..

Minnesota Health Department Confirms West Nile Cases
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Minnesota Health Department Confirms West Nile Cases

The first two human cases of West Nile virus have been reported. The mosquitoes can then spread the virus to animals and humans. Here's a guide from the CDC. About 1 in 5 people who are infected develop a fev...More..

Pentagon puts restrictions on fitness trackers
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Pentagon puts restrictions on fitness trackers

The Pentagon has issued guidance that prohibits Department of Defense personnel in operational areas from using location-tracking features on devices, apps or services, such as fitness tracking technology. At t...More..

West Nile Virus found in Brant County
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

West Nile Virus found in Brant County

Lambton Public Health is encouraging residents to continue taking usual precautions to avoid mosquitoes and bites, as well as reducing mosquito breeding grounds around properties by eliminating standing water. ...More..

August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Nerea Ojanga, a midwife and breastfeeding consultant at the Kenyatta National Referral Hospital emphasised that a baby's stomach can not digest anything but breast milk for the first six months, and encouraged ...More..

CT Insurance Dept. mulling expansion of 'short-term' plans
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

CT Insurance Dept. mulling expansion of 'short-term' plans

The suit claims the administration's undermining of the ACA violates the Take Care Clause and the Administrative Procedure Act , and should be declared unlawful and stopped. Matt Eyles, president and CEO of ...More..

Four cases of Ebola confirmed in northeast Congo - health ministry
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Four cases of Ebola confirmed in northeast Congo - health ministry

The latest outbreak was found in the province of North Kivu, near the Congo's border with Uganda. Another 20 people died from unidentified haemorrhagic fevers in the area, mostly in the second half of July. T...More..

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Butte Co: Public Health
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

First Human Case of West Nile Virus in Butte Co: Public Health

A resident in Mead has been hospitalized with a neuro-invasive form of West Nile Virus - the most serious form of the illness, according to a release from the Weld County Department of Public Health and Envir...More..

'Medicare for all' bill estimated at $32.6 trillion
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

'Medicare for all' bill estimated at $32.6 trillion

Under Sanders' plan , all USA residents would have health coverage, with no copays or deductibles , and private insurers would be restricted to a minor role, the Associated Press reported. Also called "sing...More..

Man has limbs amputated after being licked by dog
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Man has limbs amputated after being licked by dog

Severe infections can be fatal within 72 hours after symptoms appear. Doctors in Wisconsin say he more than likely contracted it from his dog's saliva. Then doctors had to remove his hands. After discover...More..

Smoking now banned in public housing
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Smoking now banned in public housing

HUD says about 228,000 public housing units under more than 600 local agencies have already gone smoke-free, and the new rule will wipe out smoking in more than 940,000 other units. HUD explained that the smok...More..

Gun used in Toronto shooting likely came from U.S.
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Gun used in Toronto shooting likely came from U.S.

Hussain, 29, was found dead a short distance away after a shootout with police. Police and emergency crews swarmed into the locality, known as Greektown, and a special investigation unit took charge of the ca...More..

CDC issues alert about salmonella tied to chicken, ducks in backyard flocks
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

CDC issues alert about salmonella tied to chicken, ducks in backyard flocks

Hy-Vee recalled Spring Pasta Salad in July when approximately 20 illnesses were potentially linked back to customers who ate the salad. Mars Food Canada recalled select Uncle Ben's rice products in eastern ...More..

OH man tests positive for West Nile virus
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

OH man tests positive for West Nile virus

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports its second human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2018. The spraying is meant to kill adult mosquitoes in an area where sampling has shown the insects ca...More..

Chinese leaders order probe over vaccine scandal
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Chinese leaders order probe over vaccine scandal

On July 15, the government had found that the same company had fabricated production data and inspection records of its freeze-dried human rabies vaccine. '(We) must resolutely strike with heavy blows all law...More..

A transgender woman says a pharmacist refused to fill her hormone prescription
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

A transgender woman says a pharmacist refused to fill her hormone prescription

In her post, Hall says the pharmacist would not give her back the prescription note, so she was unable to take it to another pharmacy to be filled. "He did not give me a clear reason for the refusal", Hall sa...More..

West Nile virus death reported in southeastern NC
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

West Nile virus death reported in southeastern NC

According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment , Northern, South-central, and Southeast Kansas are at high risk, while Southeast, Northeast, and Northwest Kansas are at moderate risk for West Nil...More..

Merck Lowers Cost Of Zepatier, Says Its Committed To Avoiding Price Hikes
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Merck Lowers Cost Of Zepatier, Says Its Committed To Avoiding Price Hikes

The company will drop the price of Zepatier, a Hepatitis C drug, by 60%, and decrease the costs of "several other" drugs by 10%. Amid growing pressure by the Trump administration to reduce drug prices for U...More..

Mosquitoes in Burlington test positive for West Nile virus
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Mosquitoes in Burlington test positive for West Nile virus

DHHS is not releasing more specifics on the case to protect patient confidentiality. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most people who become infected with West Nile virus experienc...More..

Some blood pressure meds recalled over cancer-causing impurity
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Some blood pressure meds recalled over cancer-causing impurity

The investigation is said to include "investigating the levels of NDMA in the recalled products " as well as "assessing the possible effect on patients who have been taking them". The FDA said in a statement t...More..

Sarasota man dies from infectious bacteria after eating raw oysters
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sarasota man dies from infectious bacteria after eating raw oysters

The department did not disclose the name of the establishment where the man got the oysters from. The restaurant where the oyster was served was not immediately identified. In 2018, there have been less than ...More..

Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Trump talks tougher, now says he warned Putin on meddling

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who took the president at his word Tuesday, said yesterday there was no question that Russian Federation continues efforts to interfere with U.S. During a contentious press brief...More..

Get 2 Portillo's hot dogs for only $5 this week
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Get 2 Portillo's hot dogs for only $5 this week

You would be hard-pressed to find a cookout where hot dogs were not on the grill. Chow down: The average American eats 50 hot dogs a year. Stop by participating Fancy Franks locations in Canada to get a f...More..

New Zealand scientists undertake the first 3D colour x-ray
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

New Zealand scientists undertake the first 3D colour x-ray

Traditional X-rays produce a black image when passing through soft tissue and a white image when absorbed by denser bone material. The Medipix3 chip is the most advanced chip available today and Professor Ph...More..