At least 212 people hit by parasite from Del Monte vegetable trays

An update from the Food and Drug Administration on July 5 reported the agency has not yet determined which item (s) on the Del Monte vegetable and dip trays is the source of the Cyclospora parasites. Recalls were issued in June for those four st... More..

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Red State Democrats In Hot Seat Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Red State Democrats In Hot Seat Over Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Presidents weigh all sorts of considerations in deciding on a Supreme Court nominee, often beginning with the big question: Will the choice be confirmed by the Senate? Kethledge , 51, is a University of Mi...More..

Invented a vaccine against HIV, which has worked on people
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Invented a vaccine against HIV, which has worked on people

With this positive result, the experts involved in the experiment are now moving to the next phase of human trials involving 2,600 women in southern Africa who are at risk of contracting HIV . "How do we make ...More..

Oswego County Reminds Residents to Guard against Mosquito Bites
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Oswego County Reminds Residents to Guard against Mosquito Bites

Use insect repellants with DEET according to the manufacturer's directions. "If you have to be outside, wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, shoes and socks as weather permits", said Huang. "Today's annou...More..

Scientists have learned that the ancient Indians brought dogs from Siberia
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Scientists have learned that the ancient Indians brought dogs from Siberia

It appears that native dog populations could have been wiped out through a number of causes, including disease, persecution and Europeans' desire to raise their own breeds. Modern American dogs like Labra...More..

Somerset drunk gulls found 'stinking of alcohol'
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Somerset drunk gulls found 'stinking of alcohol'

Other sources report that the seagulls' weird behaviour could be nothing to do with alcohol , but instead the consumption of flying ants which produce formic acid, a substance that "stupefies" the birds. "Th...More..

Johns Hopkins Hospital Evacuated Over Possible Tuberculosis Exposure
by | Sunday, July 08, 2018

Johns Hopkins Hospital Evacuated Over Possible Tuberculosis Exposure

This is an ongoing investigation. Johns Hopkins said they were able to contain the vials and there are no risks to anyone who was present at the buildings. Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that is typ...More..

Joey Chestnut Downs Record 74 Hot Dogs For 11th Nathan's Title
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Joey Chestnut Downs Record 74 Hot Dogs For 11th Nathan's Title

The previous record was 72, set a year ago by Chestnut. The winners in 2017 were Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo . Following Chestnut, Carmen Cincotti shoved 63 hot dogs down his gullet, and Matt Stonie mana...More..

HPV test better than Pap smear at detecting cancerous cervical changes
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

HPV test better than Pap smear at detecting cancerous cervical changes

Cervical cancer is one of the simplest gynecologic tumors to control, for which two screening tests can help diagnose the disease at its very earlier stage. After follow up, researchers determined HPV testing ...More..

Coffee is good for you, more science shows
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Coffee is good for you, more science shows

Dr. Robin Poole, a specialty registrar in public health at the University of Southampton who did not work on the study, told Newsweek the research is significant as it includes a very large sample of people...More..

Artificial Ovary Fertility Treatment Now Developed By Scientists
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Artificial Ovary Fertility Treatment Now Developed By Scientists

The research is being presented at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology . "The artificial ovary will consist of a scaffold (originating from the woman's own tissu...More..

Fourth of July festivities and firework shows in the area
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Fourth of July festivities and firework shows in the area

Leon Valley July 4th Parade and Festival: Leon Valley's Independence Day celebration kicks off with a 5K Fun Run. Who doesn't love the fireworks on Fourth of July? Do not take your pet to fireworks displ...More..

Fish pedicure causes woman to lose her toenails, report says
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Fish pedicure causes woman to lose her toenails, report says

The study marks the first fish-related diagnosis of onychomadesis, but the pedicure poses more podiatric health risks, Lipner said. In the JAMA case, Lipner says with no other explanation for what could hav...More..

People Are Not Correctly Washing Their Hands 97% Of The Time
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

People Are Not Correctly Washing Their Hands 97% Of The Time

Despite being one of the first hygienic habits we learn, hardly anyone is washing their hands properly before meals, according to a new study by the U.S. Almost half of those who did not wash their hands th...More..

Heat advisory issued for Monday; temps remain high all week
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Heat advisory issued for Monday; temps remain high all week

There's no widespread or organized threat here, but any storm can be locally potent, with heavy rain and frequent lightning the main threats. For Wednesday , the 4 of July, we expect more of the same: heat...More..

by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Another Cup? More Coffee Could Be Linked to Longer Life Span

The study results showed coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death overall, just as many other studies have found. Because these health benefits were found both in people who metabolize coffee differently and...More..

Shark bites and pulls woman into crocodile-infested waters
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Shark bites and pulls woman into crocodile-infested waters

A Perth woman, Melissa Brunning, 34, was on a holiday in the north of Western Australia at the remote Dugong Bay when she tried to hand-feed a Tawney Nurse shark. The sharks will bite defensively if stepped on...More..

Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack
by | Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack

The acquisition by Amazon comes as a range of companies are exploring mergers that could disrupt the health care system. Amazon , however, has threatened to cause the biggest disruption with stealthy mov...More..

Florence man arrested in nationwide health care fraud takedown
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Florence man arrested in nationwide health care fraud takedown

One hundred and sixty-two of the defendants were charged "for their roles in prescribing and distributing opioids and other risky narcotics", according to a press release by the Department of Justice . Among t...More..

First mosquitoes carrying West Nile arrive in Winnipeg
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

First mosquitoes carrying West Nile arrive in Winnipeg

West Nile virus can be transmitted to humans, horses and other animals by infected mosquitoes after the mosquitoes have bitten infected birds, which are the primary hosts of the virus. ■ Install or fix screens ...More..

Department Of Health Warns Of Sea Lice Outbreak On Florida Beaches
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Department Of Health Warns Of Sea Lice Outbreak On Florida Beaches

So what is sea lice and how can you avoid it? Sea lice are common on area beaches during the summer as the waters warm, he said . According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "swimmer's itch" o...More..

Amazon to acquire PillPack online pharmacy
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Amazon to acquire PillPack online pharmacy

An aging population means we'll see an increase in health concerns and chronic conditions like heart disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer that can be costly to manage. The company sorts pills into pa...More..

National HIV Testing Day Raises Awareness, Encouraged Early Diagnoses
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

National HIV Testing Day Raises Awareness, Encouraged Early Diagnoses

Approximately 500 people in Ingham County are living with HIV. He added that if these people did not have health care, they would have to pay for their own treatment. "So, if you screen for diabetes once a year...More..

UI Stead Family Children's Hospital ranks among 2018-19 Best Children's Hospitals
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

UI Stead Family Children's Hospital ranks among 2018-19 Best Children's Hospitals

Texas Children's Hospital in Houston retained fourth place while Washington, D.C.'s Children's National Medical Center leaped from ninth to fifth place. "Children with life-threatening or rare conditions need...More..

Mum shares sickening photo to warn of common playground mistake
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mum shares sickening photo to warn of common playground mistake

Heather Clare shared the moment her little daughter, Meadow, broke her leg as a warning to other parents. She's still smiling... because it was happening at this exact moment. "Because the break was close to...More..

Flailing GE Moves To Ditch Stake In Baker Hughes
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Flailing GE Moves To Ditch Stake In Baker Hughes

The unit will become the third largest global business for GE based on revenue; previous year it was the fifth largest. Amid these headwinds, GE slashed its dividend by half late a year ago, only its second s...More..

Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates, study suggests
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates, study suggests

Chan School of Public Health in Boston. "Our study is among the largest and most comprehensive studies of cancer among cabin crew to date and we profiled a wide range of cancers", author Dr Irina Mordukhovi...More..

by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Many Cancers, Study Says

Sara Nelson, president of the country's largest flight attendants union, said the study's findings emphasize the need for more education and more preventative action. Cabin crew have the highest average annual ...More..

Walgreens pharmacist denies pregnant woman miscarriage medication over moral beliefs
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Walgreens pharmacist denies pregnant woman miscarriage medication over moral beliefs

She says the pharmacist refused to fill the prescription with other customers within earshot and she left the location in tears with her 7-year-old child by her side. Arteaga filed a complaint with the Arizona...More..

GW Pharma's Epidiolex Becomes First Cannabis-Based FDA-Approved Drug (NASDAQ:GWPH)
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

GW Pharma's Epidiolex Becomes First Cannabis-Based FDA-Approved Drug (NASDAQ:GWPH)

The United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) on Monday approved the first marijuana-derived drug to enter the US market - a medication to treat two rare and severe forms of childhood epilepsy. The F...More..