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 the time, the map showed activity from 20... More..

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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..

Delaware Detects First Sign of West Nile Virus This Year
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Delaware Detects First Sign of West Nile Virus This Year

If it rains, the spraying may move to Wednesday. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control's Mosquito Control Section, the Division of Public Health and Department of Agriculture announc...More..

NATO made an important decision on North Korea
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

NATO made an important decision on North Korea

A confidential US report sent to a United Nations sanctions committee estimated that at least 759,793 barrels of oil products had been delivered to North Korea between January 1 and May 30, well above the annua...More..

Bankrate.com names South Dakota best state to retire in
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Bankrate.com names South Dakota best state to retire in

And unfortunately for those in the northeast, NY landed at the bottom, due in large part to its cost of living being higher than any other state in the union. The things that make you happy that give meaning to...More..

STD You May Not Have Heard of Could Be Next Superbug
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

STD You May Not Have Heard of Could Be Next Superbug

For them, untreated MG can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, which can in turn make it hard to get pregnant. It is best treated by a course of the antibiotic doxycycline, followed by a course of azithromycin...More..

Trump hails 'tremendous progress' on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence spending
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Trump hails 'tremendous progress' on North Atlantic Treaty Organisation defence spending

Trump called those commitments a major victory; they were first made in 2014. Since coming to power past year, Trump has sought to improve relations with Putin. "I'm very consistent. I'm a very stable genius...More..

West Nile concerns arrive with summer
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

West Nile concerns arrive with summer

What Is West Nile Virus? Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset. The Health Unit reminds people that they should continue to protect themselves against mosquitoes and it's important to eliminate an...More..

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward

The company had told Chhabria in March that none of the plaintiffs' specialists fulfilled scientific or legal requirements for admissibility and urged the judge to dismiss the cases. Monsanto brought in its own...More..

Donald Trump again raised on ObamaCare - Wiped Funds
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Donald Trump again raised on ObamaCare - Wiped Funds

This idea of pooling risk has had significant practical effects: encouraging insurers to participate in the insurance marketplaces the ACA created for Americans who can not get affordable health benefits throug...More..

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7 billion in damages to cancer patients
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay $4.7 billion in damages to cancer patients

Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson, 1522-CC10417 . J&J says there is no asbestos in its baby powder and other talc-based products, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted a survey in 2009 and 2010 th...More..

U.S. salmonella outbreak: 'Do not eat Honey Smacks,' shoppers told
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

U.S. salmonella outbreak: 'Do not eat Honey Smacks,' shoppers told

Products with a "best if used by" date between June 14, 2018 and June 14, 2019 in several sizes have been recalled, but the FDA has recommended consumers avoid any box of the cereal . USA health officials have...More..

Some drugs containing valsartan recalled due to potential carcinogen
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Some drugs containing valsartan recalled due to potential carcinogen

Additionally, precautionary measures will be taken by the EMA, which will review other valsartan medicines to ensure they have not also been affected. First created and sold as Diovan by the Swiss pharmaceutica...More..

News Pamela Anderson Condemns US Opposition to Breastfeeding Resolution by Anna Starostinetskaya
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

News Pamela Anderson Condemns US Opposition to Breastfeeding Resolution by Anna Starostinetskaya

On Twitter, Mr Trump "called out" the Times and said the "US strongly supports breastfeeding". The recommendation called on governments to "protect, promote and support breastfeeding", and also recommended ...More..

Babies fed with solids early sleep longer, wake less frequently
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Babies fed with solids early sleep longer, wake less frequently

At the six month mark, both groups of children were eating solid foods. The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK has similar guidelines and the UK Department of Health and Social Care recommends that s...More..