Doctor in eastern Congo contracts Ebola in ‘dreaded’ scenario

The health ministry's General Directorate for Combatting Disease said 103 cases of Ebola had been recorded in the eastern DRC as of August 22, 76 of which had been confirmed by laboratory tests. The road to Oicha is in a red zone. As the town of ... More..

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There's No Healthy Level of Alcohol Consumption
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

There's No Healthy Level of Alcohol Consumption

Griswold said that although the health risks associated with alcohol start off being small with one drink a day , they rise rapidly as people drink more. "There is no safe level of driving, but governments d...More..

Bots and Russian trolls influenced vaccine discussion on Twitter
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Bots and Russian trolls influenced vaccine discussion on Twitter

A new study on Russia's state-run public opinion manipulation campaigns says the same Russian trolls and bots that interfered in the 2016 USA presidential election also spread misinformation on social media ab...More..

American Heart Association Warns of 'Kissing Bugs' Disease
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

American Heart Association Warns of 'Kissing Bugs' Disease

The study further says that, 'Acute infections are usually asymptomatic, but the ensuing chronic T cruzi infections have been associated with high ratios of morbidity and mortality: Chagas heart disease leads...More..

Chuck Schumer To Introduce Resolution To Name Senate Building After John McCain
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Chuck Schumer To Introduce Resolution To Name Senate Building After John McCain

It would be the high-water mark of his political career. The son and grandson of distinguished Navy Admirals, Senator McCain graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958, and served as a Naval aviator for 22 years,...More..

Harvard professor debunks use of coconut oil, says it is 'pure poison'
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Harvard professor debunks use of coconut oil, says it is 'pure poison'

According to her, though coconut oil is feted as a healthy choice, it is high in saturated fat , and is "one of the worst things you can eat". She added that coconut oil is actually more unhealthy than tradi...More..

Trump, Obama offer sympathy upon McCain’s death
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Trump, Obama offer sympathy upon McCain’s death

A source close to McCain who asked not to be identified said Friday the senator was at his Arizona ranch with his family. Throughout his long tenure in Congress, McCain played his role with trademark ve...More..

Children's Meds Recalled Due to Possible Contamination
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Children's Meds Recalled Due to Possible Contamination

King Bio said a small percentage of the products produced between 08/01/2017 and 04/2018 have tested positive for microbial contamination. If the contaminated medications are administered, they may cause inf...More..

Eye exam may predict Alzheimer's
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Eye exam may predict Alzheimer's

At the moment, there are only invasive tests to diagnose Alzheimer's, and they're usually done when symptoms start appearing, which can begin up to 20 years before signs like memory loss appears. But there is...More..

Experts conclude there's no 'safe' level of alcohol consumption after global study
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Experts conclude there's no 'safe' level of alcohol consumption after global study

For purposes of the study, a standard alcoholic drink was defined as 10 grams or approximately 12 milliliters of alcohol. Drinking five drinks a day increased the statistic to 37 per cent. In fact professor S...More..

Woman Contracts UK’s First Reported Case Of Rare Flesh-Eating STD
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Woman Contracts UK’s First Reported Case Of Rare Flesh-Eating STD

Symptoms can begin to appear anywhere from one to 12 weeks after sexual intercouse with someone carrying the STD. "It starts with an ulcer on the genitals but although the ulcer can get better, the infection re...More..

by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

White man urinated on black girl, called her racial slur in Michigan

The girl's friends, a 5-year-old and two 7-year-olds, confirmed her account, police said. He has not been named but was booked into Kent County Jail on an unspecified felony charge. "She came in the house a...More..

Cave girl was half Neanderthal, half Denisovan
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

Cave girl was half Neanderthal, half Denisovan

But I never thought we would find an actual offspring of the groups'. Denisovans lived alongside modern humans and our primitive cousins - and had sex with both. Her father belonged to another human subspecies ...More..

Coconut Oil Is
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Coconut Oil Is "Pure Poison", Says Harvard Professor

In one camp, coconut oil acolytes who claim the stuff can prevent heart disease, increase metabolism and burn fat . According to a lecture given by a professor at the Harvard T.H. The AHA recommends that p...More..

Former head of CDC arrested on charges of groping woman
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Former head of CDC arrested on charges of groping woman

According to New York Police Department, he was charged with forcible touching, sexual abuse and harassment after he inappropriately touched a woman in October 2017. Frieden led US public health efforts during ...More..

SERIOUS warning issued following FURTHER outbreak of highly contagious illness in Dublin
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

SERIOUS warning issued following FURTHER outbreak of highly contagious illness in Dublin

Dr Nedret Emiroglu, Director of the Division of Health Emergencies and Communicable Diseases at the WHO Regional Office for Europe said, "This partial setback demonstrates that every person who is not immune re...More..

United Nations agency: Ebola reaches area of 'high insecurity' in Congo
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

United Nations agency: Ebola reaches area of 'high insecurity' in Congo

Last month an outbreak ended killing 33 people in the North West. Over 125 health care professionals are under observation because they have been in contact with Ebola patients. Remdesivir was administered to...More..

by | Friday, August 24, 2018

There Is No 'Safe' Level of Alcohol Consumption

Some 512 researchers analyzed more than 1,000 studies and concluded that the safest level of alcohol consumption is zero, the Washington Post reports. Above the two-drink level, the risks start to rise ra...More..

Coconut Is 'Pure Poison' Claim: Experts Weight the Facts
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Coconut Is 'Pure Poison' Claim: Experts Weight the Facts

While others have taken a more measured view, they hardly buy into the ballyhoo. Other than coconut oil , foods that are high in saturated fat include butter, hard cheese, ghee , sausages and meat pies. K...More..

Cervical cancer screening without Pap test OK for some women
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Cervical cancer screening without Pap test OK for some women

The HPV test is done the same way as a pap-meaning you still need a pelvic exam, and a swab-like sample is taken-but it only needs to be done every five years, instead of every three, which is the recommendat...More..

by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Is coconut oil a superfood or dietary scourge?

Since, due to the higher presence of saturated fat in coconut oil , which tends to raise one's LDL cholesterol, also known as bad cholesterol. While there are advertisements claiming coconut oil as a healt...More..

UBC researchers have found a way to make donated blood universal
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

UBC researchers have found a way to make donated blood universal

For example, a person with Type A blood could never receive a Type B donation because their system would simply reject the new blood because the sugars aren't quite right. Withers said the UBC team sample...More..

State reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

State reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year

According to Interior Health, the risk of infection from handling birds is very low, but added people not use bare hands to handle wild birds, either dead or alive. Any activity that prevents mosquitoes from bi...More..

Your office may be affecting your health
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Your office may be affecting your health

After evaluating the stress levels of 231 people who work in federal offices, the study found that people who work in open office seating had less daytime stress and greater daytime activity levels compared to ...More..

Measles cases on the rise in Europe
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Measles cases on the rise in Europe

Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said in a statement. Monthly country reports also indicate that at least 37 people have died due to measles so far this year. Those affected can suffer from hi...More..

Why a low-carb diet may not be so good for you
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Why a low-carb diet may not be so good for you

As more and more people are concerned with losing weight, the prevalence of the low-carb diet is increasing. Dr. Seidelmann and colleagues explain the motivation for their research. Researchers concluded that...More..

West Nile Virus confirmed in Northeast Ohio horses
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

West Nile Virus confirmed in Northeast Ohio horses

Residents are also being urged to check screens on windows and doors at their homes for holes that mosquitoes can get through. It is recommended to use an insect repellent that contains DEET , an ingredient es...More..

Fitbit launches Charge 3 in India
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fitbit launches Charge 3 in India

The Charge 3 is waterproof to 5ATM meaning you can swim while it detects laps and your pace. There's still no built-in GPS, though, and the Charge 3 instead comes with Connected GPS, so you'll be able to trac...More..

Mollie Tibbetts told follower she would call police
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Mollie Tibbetts told follower she would call police

A conviction on first-degree murder carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole in Iowa , which doesnt have the death penalty. The video showed Tibbetts, 20, jogging in a rural area near her ...More..

Here's Why You Should Never Flush Your Contact Lenses Down The Toilet
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Here's Why You Should Never Flush Your Contact Lenses Down The Toilet

They advise users to put the lenses in solid trash rather than attempt to flush it. Halden said many people do not realise that flushing contact lenses is unsafe to the environment. In fact, the team estim...More..