West Nile hits Louisiana, with 9 confirmed infections

A 78-year-old man is the second West Nile virus related death this year, Fresno County Health Department officials said. But warns that it is only one case. There are no symptoms in most people. About one in five people will develop mild symptoms whi... More..

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Teen with measles may have exposed visitors at Disneyland
by | Sunday, August 25, 2019

Teen with measles may have exposed visitors at Disneyland

During her stay in Southern California the girl visited the Universal Studios Theme Park and several destinations in Hollywood and Santa Monica, Los Angeles health officials said, adding that anyone who was a...More..

NY sees doubling of severe lung illness cases linked to vaping
by | Friday, August 23, 2019

NY sees doubling of severe lung illness cases linked to vaping

In numerous recent 153 suspected vaping-related lung illness cases, doctors first thought the patients had pneumonia from scans of their lungs - but they tested negative for the infection. The case marks the st...More..

Utahns hospitalized with breathing problems all reported recent vaping
by | Thursday, August 22, 2019

Utahns hospitalized with breathing problems all reported recent vaping

New York's health department said Friday it is actively investigating 11 reported cases of pulmonary disease in people using vape products; it has issued a statewide advisory to health-care providers. The CDC ...More..

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info
by | Thursday, August 22, 2019

UK to pressure social media companies to fight anti-vax info

According to government statistics, in the first three months of 2019, there were 231 confirmed cases of measles in the United Kingdom , with many of these acquired overseas and then spread in under-vaccinated...More..

by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

CDC Investigating Possible Link Between Vaping and Lung Illnesses

Around a third of those cases happened in Wisconsin alone, according to the CDC. To "vape" people use e-cigarettes to super-heat a solution called e-liquid, which they inhale as they might a tobacco cigarette...More..

Mosquitos in Hadley test positive for West Nile virus
by | Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Mosquitos in Hadley test positive for West Nile virus

The Salt Lake County Health Department has announced the first human case of West Nile virus in the county this year. There have been eight reported human EEE deaths in Onondaga and Oswego counties since 1971. ...More..

Dozens of US teens hospitalized with lung disease after vaping
by | Sunday, August 18, 2019

Dozens of US teens hospitalized with lung disease after vaping

The hospital also said it is "too early to say whether they are connected". "We are encouraging providers and parents to be on the look-out for vaping as a cause for unexplained breathing problems and lung...More..

Ebola spreads to 3rd DRC province - South Kivu
by | Sunday, August 18, 2019

Ebola spreads to 3rd DRC province - South Kivu

The cases open up a new front in the fight against an outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo that has killed at least 1,800 people over the past year, the second biggest toll ever. Ebola virus disease can ...More..

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Hennepin and Ramsey counties
by | Sunday, August 18, 2019

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Hennepin and Ramsey counties

Another positive case of West Nile Virus was found in South Central PA. It reported 176 human cases, including 17 deaths. A press release from the MT DPHHS says that most people who become infected with WNV e...More..

West Nile human infection confirmed in SW Ga
by | Saturday, August 17, 2019

West Nile human infection confirmed in SW Ga

You can find more information about the symptoms of West Nile Virus at the Centers for Disease Control . In 2017 two mosquitos were found to be positive, one for West Nile Virus and one for St. "This inclu...More..

Schumer Wants Trump to Redirect $5B in Border Money to Gun Initiatives
by | Friday, August 16, 2019

Schumer Wants Trump to Redirect $5B in Border Money to Gun Initiatives

The bill would expand background checks conducted for in-store firearm purchases to include online and gun show sales. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans on formally asking President Trump to wi...More..

Man's false teeth get stuck in throat during surgery
by | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Man's false teeth get stuck in throat during surgery

The man previously thought that the dentures had simply been misplaced at the hospital during the operation. The man's case brings attention to the risks of leaving dentures in the mouths of patients underg...More..

Trumps’ government further tightens United States immigration rules with new regulations
by | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Trumps’ government further tightens United States immigration rules with new regulations

NPR's Rachel Martin asked Cuccinelli. According to the regulations, when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service decides whether to issue a permanent residence permit (green card), it will consider w...More..

Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial
by | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Ebola drugs show ‘90% survival rate’ in breakthrough trial

Started in November 2018 , the trial was coordinated by the World Health Organization and co-sponsored by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. What impact could the drugs have? Dr....More..

WHO says no new Ebola cases in Goma, vaccinates over 1300
by | Tuesday, August 13, 2019

WHO says no new Ebola cases in Goma, vaccinates over 1300

The two governments on Tuesday urged against unnecessary travel by their nationals their respective borders to prevent further spread of the highly contagious Ebola virus. The wife and 1-year-old daughter of th...More..

David Chang calls on Stephen Ross to cancel Trump fundraiser
by | Sunday, August 11, 2019

David Chang calls on Stephen Ross to cancel Trump fundraiser

Ahead of the event, Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills noted that Ross is founder of the nonprofit group RISE, which seeks to "eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations...More..

West Nile Virus detected in multiple places in Ada County
by | Sunday, August 11, 2019

West Nile Virus detected in multiple places in Ada County

St. Joseph County Health officials have confirmed the presence of the West Nile Virus in mosquitoes from South Bend. In response to the recent positive tests in Yolo County, the vector control district will c...More..

Celebs, activists boycotting Equinox, SoulCycle over owner's fundraiser for Trump
by | Sunday, August 11, 2019

Celebs, activists boycotting Equinox, SoulCycle over owner's fundraiser for Trump

SoulCycle distanced itself from Ross in a statement from CEO Melanie Whelan on Wednesday, referring to him as "a passive investor " who "is not involved in the management of SoulCycle". Equinox is not the o...More..

Diet a major factor in global warming
by | Saturday, August 10, 2019

Diet a major factor in global warming

Plus, the sooner we act, the sooner we can reap benefits like cleaner air and water, greater food security , lower rates of poverty and better community resilience, they say. "It is estimated that globally som...More..

Mosquito pool in Cascade County tests positive for West Nile Virus
by | Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Mosquito pool in Cascade County tests positive for West Nile Virus

Symptoms of the virus include fever and head and body aches. Precautions include: using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents, wear trousers and long-sleeved shirts when outdoors a...More..

After mass shootings, Obama decries language of leaders that
by | Tuesday, August 06, 2019

After mass shootings, Obama decries language of leaders that "normalizes racist sentiments"

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said Monday that Trump should push the GOP-controlled Senate to take up the House's background check bills. Trump himself has backed away fr...More..

Two deaths from West Nile virus reported in Greece
by | Monday, August 05, 2019

Two deaths from West Nile virus reported in Greece

Read the Advocate's full story here. This year in Europe, 33 human West Nile virus (WNV) infections have been recorded, with the bulk of the cases seen in Greece. Nine of the 11 patients were diagnosed with t...More..

Over 1,300 resident doctors at PGIMER go on strike
by | Sunday, August 04, 2019

Over 1,300 resident doctors at PGIMER go on strike

Following the Ministry's direction, the Hospital Administrations have issued memorandums to their resident doctors to resume work. Emergency services at major government hospitals in Delhi, including All Indi...More..

Biden Attacks Kamala’s ‘Have-It-Every-Which-Way’ Health Care Approach
by | Saturday, August 03, 2019

Biden Attacks Kamala’s ‘Have-It-Every-Which-Way’ Health Care Approach

Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). Her health plan , a modified version of Sen. Over a period of 10 years, Harris' plan would transform health care to a federal system, allowing for expanded coverage and limiting the ...More..

Pete Buttigieg Pounced on Joe Biden's Debate Gaffe, Snatching Up Joe3030 Domain
by | Friday, August 02, 2019

Pete Buttigieg Pounced on Joe Biden's Debate Gaffe, Snatching Up Joe3030 Domain

Harris was also on the defensive at times, failing to repeat her dominant performance in Miami. Here are some highlights from the debate. Biden's support might disappear, but again I think it is based now on ...More..

Rwanda, DR Congo border remains open
by | Friday, August 02, 2019

Rwanda, DR Congo border remains open

Doctor Aruna Abedi, the Ebola coordinator for North Kivu province, said a person who had contact with the man is receiving treatment after showing signs of the disease. A government official told The EastAfric...More..

NY hospitals rank high in U.S
by | Thursday, August 01, 2019

NY hospitals rank high in U.S

News said its annual Best Hospitals ranking and ratings, now in their 30 year, are created to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health...More..

HHS unveils plan to allow drug imports to lower cost
by | Thursday, August 01, 2019

HHS unveils plan to allow drug imports to lower cost

The agency also said that it would allow drugmakers to bring drugs that they sell more cheaply in foreign countries into the United States for sale here, potentially enabling them to sell below their contract...More..

Second Ebola death in DR Congo's Goma
by | Thursday, August 01, 2019

Second Ebola death in DR Congo's Goma

Jean-Jacques Muyembe, the new head of the country's Ebola response team, told reporters on Tuesday night that the latest patient is a man from a mining area in northeastern Ituri province. He said, unlike the f...More..

Mylan to combine with Pfizer's off-patent medicines unit
by | Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Mylan to combine with Pfizer's off-patent medicines unit

Among Pfizer's steps since January are the just-completed acquisition of biotech company Therachon Holding AG, to gain an experimental drug that could be the first treatment for a type of dwarfism called acho...More..

Kamala Harris reveals a different type of Medicare for All
by | Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Kamala Harris reveals a different type of Medicare for All

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker , D-N.J. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren; Vermont Sen. Unlike Sanders, who would curtail their participation nearly entirely, Harris would allow corporate plans to offer competing...More..

Saudi Arabia bans Hajj pilgrims from DR Congo over Ebola outbreak
by | Monday, July 29, 2019

Saudi Arabia bans Hajj pilgrims from DR Congo over Ebola outbreak

The current wave of infections in Beni has involved more cases and is now longer than the initial wave in that region, early in the outbreak , which began nearly a year ago. It's the first time vaccines have b...More..

Man dies from brain-eating amoeba after visiting Cumberland County water park
by | Saturday, July 27, 2019

Man dies from brain-eating amoeba after visiting Cumberland County water park

In rare instances, infection may occur when contaminated water from other sources such as tap water or inadequately chlorinated swimming pool water enters the nose, but health authorities said infection can not...More..

Islamist ADF rebels kill 12 in Ebola-hit area of Congo
by | Friday, July 26, 2019

Islamist ADF rebels kill 12 in Ebola-hit area of Congo

The US Agency for International Development ( USAID ) said in a press release on Wednesday that it is providing more than $38 million in additional funding to help end the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic...More..