Health officials encouraging residents to get flu vaccine

The flu killed an estimated 80,000 people a year ago according to the CDC . Thousands of others were hospitalized due to the illness. Last year's flu season made headlines for its scope and severity, but the new number still surprised experts. More..

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Trump Reaffirms Support For Top Court Pick, Says Testimony Was
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Trump Reaffirms Support For Top Court Pick, Says Testimony Was "Honest"

Supreme Court went before a Senate committee on Thursday, with dramatic testimony over nearly nine hours from Kavanaugh and from a woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were high school...More..

Bar Association asks judiciary committee to delay Kavanaugh vote
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Bar Association asks judiciary committee to delay Kavanaugh vote

Sen. Lindsey Graham , R-S.C., led the way with a scathing assault on Democrats sitting a few feet away. Waving his arms and pointing fingers at Democrats, Graham accused them of a character assassination of ...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Eating a Mediterranean diet may lower your risk of depression

A recent study found that the Mediterranean diet could also help prevent dementia, with older adults following the diet lowering their risk of developing the condition by a third. Those who follow the Mediter...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Republican Questioning About Ford’s Legal Costs Comes Up Empty

Ford's words the same weight. In the written testimony released on Wednesday by the Senate Judiciary Committee , Kavanaugh says he has "never sexually assaulted anyone - not in high school, not in colleg...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Trump says his past accusers influence his thinking on Kavanaugh

Orrin Hatch. She recalled how he read from a copy of the book "The Exorcist", suggesting a passage had inspired her to invent an allegation. Republicans control the Senate 51-49 and can lose only one vote. De...More..

Why it matters that Weight Watchers pivots toward wellness
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Why it matters that Weight Watchers pivots toward wellness

But the stock is still up almost 60 percent this year and has surged more than tenfold since Winfrey first bought her stake in the company almost three years ago. "People can't do everything perfectly all at ...More..

'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response

At least 69 deaths have been confirmed and 31 probable since the DRC's ministry of health declared the deadly disease outbreak in North Kivu Province last month, according to September 23 situation report. Thou...More..

Vikings GM issues statement on Everson Griffen
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Vikings GM issues statement on Everson Griffen

Connecting the dots here, it sounds like Griffen has some mental-health issues to work through and could be facing criminal charges. According to KSTP, the ABC affiliate in Minneapolis, Griffen was at the Hot...More..

Vikings Concerned About Well-Being Of DE Griffen, Who Is On Leave
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Vikings Concerned About Well-Being Of DE Griffen, Who Is On Leave

Griffen didn't play Sunday in the Vikings' Week 3 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Griffen had been told by the team not to attend Saturday's practice. Some of the details provided by Griffen's wife are extremely...More..

Octopuses On Ecstasy - Scientists Find The Drug Makes Them Friendlier and Sociable
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Octopuses On Ecstasy - Scientists Find The Drug Makes Them Friendlier and Sociable

Still, he thinks it's unbelievable that this drug has somewhat similar behavioral effects. Neuroscientists from John Hopkins University in the United States conducted the study and published it in the jour...More..

FDA warns pet owners about possible side effects of flea, tick drugs
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

FDA warns pet owners about possible side effects of flea, tick drugs

But, did you know that dogs and cats that are treated with certain flea and tick products might be at an increased risk for neurologic events, including seizures? The FDA monitors adverse drug event repor...More..

24th MA resident diagnosed with West Nile virus
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

24th MA resident diagnosed with West Nile virus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Most people infected with the virus will have no symptoms. Now, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health is spreading the word about the West Nile virus' pre...More..

US Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

US Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060

But that number is estimated to increase to 13.9 million by 2060, equaling almost 3.3 percent of a projected population of 417 million people. The acting head of the Ministry of health of Ukraine Ulyana Supru...More..

by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Octopus and Humans react the same on MDMA, display enhanced social behavior

The illegal substance commonly known as ecstasy ( MDMA ) can make humans euphoric and feel closer to others, a popular drug used in festivals or nightclubs. Mainen asks. "It's totally fascinating and super-sug...More..

Cornell removes professor from teaching post after research retracted
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Cornell removes professor from teaching post after research retracted

Other researchers began investigating his studies and raised questions about his methodology. According to that paper, retraction notices multiplied tenfold in the previous decade, while the actual number of pu...More..

Mental Patients Chained in Back of Sheriff’s Van Drown During Florence
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Mental Patients Chained in Back of Sheriff’s Van Drown During Florence

U.S. Northern Command said in a news release late Tuesday that about 5,600 personnel are active-duty and reserve forces. High-water rescue teams rescued the deputies from on top of the van. "The two deputie...More..

Supermarket Yogurt May Contain More Sugar Than You Think
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Supermarket Yogurt May Contain More Sugar Than You Think

We all know its good for us and most contain probiotics which help our digestive health. It is important to remember that yogurts are nutritionally valuable, providing protein, calcium, iodine as well as B vi...More..

Greene County Pool Of Mosquitoes Tests Positive For West Nile Virus
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Greene County Pool Of Mosquitoes Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

Watch Dr. Sullivan's full interview with News 3's Rusty Surette in the video player above. People are encouraged to report dead birds and squirrels online at www.westnile.ca.gov or by calling 1-877-WNV-BI...More..

Flu clinics scheduled in Iroquois County
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Flu clinics scheduled in Iroquois County

Roughly 145 million Americans get flu shots each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The flu vaccine will be available for ages 6 months and up, and high-dose is available for...More..

High sugar content makes supermarket yogurts an unhealthy choice
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

High sugar content makes supermarket yogurts an unhealthy choice

Dr Moore explained that while yogurts contained their own naturally-occurring sugar - called lactose or milk sugar -current United Kingdom labelling laws do not require the declaration of added sugars on ...More..

Health Officials Bracing For Tough Flu Season
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Health Officials Bracing For Tough Flu Season

And David Birkenhead, Medical Director at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust said the trust will be doing everything it can to promote the vaccine and encourage its staff to protect themselves, ...More..

Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly

Professor McNeil said, "These findings will help inform prescribing doctors who have always been uncertain about whether to recommend aspirin to healthy patients who do not have a clear medical reason for doing...More..

Four Accurate Personality Types: Average, Self-Centred, Role-Model or Reserved
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Four Accurate Personality Types: Average, Self-Centred, Role-Model or Reserved

For example, a person could be low in extraversion , high in conscientiousness and openness , and medium in neuroticism and agreeableness . In actuality, existence is less complicated whenever that you j...More..

One in 11 US teens use cannabis in e-cigarettes
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

One in 11 US teens use cannabis in e-cigarettes

The data come from the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey, which includes more than 20,000 students nationwide. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration gave the five largest e-cigarette makers 60 days t...More..

Zimbabwe cholera death toll rises to 30
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Zimbabwe cholera death toll rises to 30

The cholera outbreak, first detected in the township of Glen View outside Harare on September 5, has prompted the health ministry to declare an emergency in the capital. Newly-appointed Finance Minister Mth...More..

DOJ Says Cigna Can Complete Merger Deal With Express Scripts 09/18/2018
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

DOJ Says Cigna Can Complete Merger Deal With Express Scripts 09/18/2018

Officials at Bloomfield, Conn. -based Cigna and St. Louis-based Express Scripts have said their merger would drive higher quality care and affordability by offering insurance and pharmacy services under one roo...More..

ME has first confirmed equine case of West Nile virus
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

ME has first confirmed equine case of West Nile virus

Risk from West Nile virus will continue until the first hard frost". The virus can not be spread directly from infected animals to humans or from person to person. A crow in Sarnia and mosquito pools in Cor...More..

Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters

WPDE-TV reported that the patients were being transported from Loris Hospital Waccamaw Center for Mental Health to McLeod Health. Richardson said the van came across rising water and was carried off the ro...More..

Low dose aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Low dose aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly

The results - which show that risks of major bleeding in low-dose aspirin users overwhelm any heart benefits - were reported online in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented Sunday at the European ...More..