Oscar Health raises $375 million from Alphabet

Google parent company Alphabet is planning to invest $375 million in Oscar Health, according to Wired . Enrolling over 250,000 members in 2018 alone under the Affordable Care Act, Oscar Health has projected up to $1bn in gross premium revenue. More..

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Mass Overdose Leaves Connecticut Park Strewn with Dozens of Drugged-Out Victims

Police and fire officials said the K2 was potentially laced with some type of opioid. "The Police Department is aware of a high number of patients that were treated since last night, including as many as six ...More..

Dozens of mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Lehigh Co
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dozens of mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Lehigh Co

His name and further details on his condition haven't been disclosed. It's the first lab-confirmed case of West Nile virus for 2018 for the health unit's region which includes the City of Kawartha Lakes, Nort...More..

MI places 21 hospitals on U.S
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

MI places 21 hospitals on U.S

Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin was No. 2 in the area and No. 3 in the state while also ranking nationally in three specialties. U.S. News & World Report recently changed its methodolog...More..

FDA Approves First App for Pregnancy Prevention
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

FDA Approves First App for Pregnancy Prevention

It's called Natural Cycles, and it uses a woman's basal body temperatures to determine fertility (via Stat ). That means 1.8 in 100 women who use the app for one year will become pregnant. The sensitive ther...More..

by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Police make multiple arrests after 76 people overdose at Connecticut park

Two of the ODs were life-threatening, and some people did not respond when the anti-overdose medication Naloxone was administered, he said. "And after about the sixth one", Alston said. At first, the drug Nalax...More..

Vaping is more harmful than you think, damages vital immune system cells
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Vaping is more harmful than you think, damages vital immune system cells

For the study, the researchers devised a mechanical procedure to mimic vaping in the laboratory, using lung tissue samples provided by eight non-smokers. Public Health England (PHE) has told smokers that va...More..

by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

More than 30 people overdose on synthetic marijuana at Connecticut park

At least one arrest was made on the green. CT police have made multiple arrests in connection with 76 overdose cases at a New Haven park. The city mounted a mass-casualty response, including fire, police, amb...More..

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

CDC Monitoring Measles Outbreak In Maryland, 20 Other States

According to the CDC , most who contracted measles were not vaccinated. Measles is common in Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Africa, officials say, and travelers with measles can spread the disease to people in...More..

Orca back to feeding and frolicking after carrying dead calf
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Orca back to feeding and frolicking after carrying dead calf

An audio recording from earlier this month apparently featured the mother's "mournful and prominent" calls, Q13 Fox reported. Center for Whale Research founder Ken Balcomb says he is immensely relieved to...More..

Blue light can cause blindness, which is why people choose e-readers
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Blue light can cause blindness, which is why people choose e-readers

The results of a new study warn against using devices such as smartphones in the dark, as the blue light emitted from screens can damage the eye. "Photoreceptor cells do not regenerate in the eye". These retina...More..

Scientists give medicine to sick killer whale near Washington State
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Scientists give medicine to sick killer whale near Washington State

An audio recording, believed to be the mother orca taken earlier this month, featured calls that were "mournful and prominent", according to Q13FOX . Scientists are also anxious about another member of the e...More..

If you want to boost your fertility, start wearing loose underwear
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

If you want to boost your fertility, start wearing loose underwear

Lead author, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcon, said, "These results point to a relatively easy change that men can make when they and their partners are seeking to become pregnant". Among them, 53 percent wore boxer short...More..

Questions being raised about impact of West Nile Virus in Belmont County
by | Friday, August 10, 2018

Questions being raised about impact of West Nile Virus in Belmont County

Health officials said that doesn't automatically mean there's cause for alarm. The risk of West Nile virus infection is at a level not seen since 2012 when an outbreak infected 290 IL residents, the North Sho...More..

Priyanka Chopra believes biggest fear is failure
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Priyanka Chopra believes biggest fear is failure

However, Priyanka revealed she doesn't need to "defend or explain" anything when it comes to her family, relationships, equations with people and decisions. In a recent training day selfie shared by Priyan...More..

Women Heart Attack Patients Do Much Better When Treated By Female Doctors
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Women Heart Attack Patients Do Much Better When Treated By Female Doctors

However, the authors think that men might not be good at communicating with female patients that might have led them to misunderstand how severe is the heart attack . Interestingly, the "gender bias" diminishe...More..

Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Four more dead from Ebola in DR Congo

The experimental vaccine , which is manufactured by Merck , proved successful during its first wide-scale usage against the outbreak in the northwest. It said Ebola Virus Disease rapid diagnostic tests have b...More..

Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018

Since 2000, 134 cases of the virus have been diagnosed in CT residents and three people have died after being infected with the virus. But some cases can worsen to include swelling of the brain. Drain or treat ...More..

Increasing tolerance of hospital Enterococcus faecium to handwash alcohols
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Increasing tolerance of hospital Enterococcus faecium to handwash alcohols

VRE bugs, which can cause urinary tract, wound and bloodstream infections, can be hard to treat, mainly because they are resistant to several classes of antibiotics. In fact, infections with drug-resistant E. ...More..

People Are Now Getting Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

People Are Now Getting Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters

In fact, some even want to be able to look like their Snapchat-filtered selves, too. "I can make people a lot better, but it will take me a lot more time than a week and it won't be 100 percent". "It can bring ...More..

Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other electronic devices that reveal locations
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other electronic devices that reveal locations

The restriction likely won't affect troops and personnel at major military bases in the US or the Pentagon itself; but those in more sensitive locations like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan will probably be impacte...More..

Britain to adop new opt-out system for organ donation
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Britain to adop new opt-out system for organ donation

In Wales, a system of presumed consent is in operation and Scotland has also published a plan for an opt-out donation system. Some 411 people in the United Kingdom died on the transplant waiting list in 201...More..

Mothers Stage Nurse-In Events Nationwide to Support WHO Breastfeeding Resolution
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Mothers Stage Nurse-In Events Nationwide to Support WHO Breastfeeding Resolution

Now in Ethiopia, only 58 percent of mothers are aware of the significance of breastfeeding for children till six months without any additional food and water, she stated. Anisur Rahman said the proportion of br...More..

Kim Kardashian disgraced because of anorexia
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Kim Kardashian disgraced because of anorexia

A sneak peek for season 15 of the E! reality show has surfaced which begins with Kourtney breaking down in tears while talking to Khloé Kardashian and their mother, Kris Jenner, about how hurt she was by ...More..

Rwanda on high alert after Ebola hits DR Congo
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Rwanda on high alert after Ebola hits DR Congo

Four people have tested positive for Ebola in and around Mangina, a town some 100 km (60 miles) from the Ugandan border, and 20 others have died of similar hemorrhagic fever symptoms without having been tested ...More..

[H]ardOCP: We Can Now Successfully Transplant Lab-Grown Lungs in Pigs
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

[H]ardOCP: We Can Now Successfully Transplant Lab-Grown Lungs in Pigs

Six bioengineered lungs were created in total, though only four of the animals received them, due to surgical issues. Now, in a paper available in Science Translational Medicine , they provide details of how...More..

Named the risk of failure from alcohol
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Named the risk of failure from alcohol

A NEW STUDY has shown that not drinking alcohol in middle age could increase the risk of developing dementia. At the end of the study, after a mean follow-up period of 23 years, there were 397 cases of deme...More..

CDC warns people not to wash, reuse condoms
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

CDC warns people not to wash, reuse condoms

Some people may be stretched for cash and do this type of mistakes. When used correctly, condoms can reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and help prevent pregnancy. The question arises why we c...More..

New Ebola outbreak in Congo, health ministry says
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

New Ebola outbreak in Congo, health ministry says

Officials said it was not yet clear whether the two Congo outbreaks separated by more than 2,500 kilometers (1,553 miles) are linked. DRC has successfully contained and closed down nine Ebola outbreaks in t...More..

Trump Broke Constitutional Law by Attacking Obamacare, Lawsuit Says
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Trump Broke Constitutional Law by Attacking Obamacare, Lawsuit Says

Many of those people have been priced out of the health insurance market since the ACA took effect, says Joseph Antos , an economist at the American Enterprise Institute. The costs of the new plans will be s...More..