MA reports 1st West Nile virus positive mosquito

Humans that are bitten by an infected mosquito may show symptoms 3 to 15 days after being bitten. Most people who get infected with West Nile virus will have no symptoms or mild symptoms. Spraying occurred between 1 and 7 a.m.to combat the presen... More..

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Five places to get an HIV test in New Orleans Wednesday
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Five places to get an HIV test in New Orleans Wednesday

Last year, JCMC tested around 150 people . This annual event, which has been held for 10 years in the month of June, is the ministry's contribution to the regional initiative in encouraging people to get t...More..

Mom shares harrowing photo to warn parents about dangers of playground slides
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Mom shares harrowing photo to warn parents about dangers of playground slides

Clare's Facebook post has been shared 51,000 times. "They both advised us that there really is no safe way to go down the slide with your child in your lap", Clare says. Meadow started in the center of he...More..

General Electric breaks off health care to focus on power, aviation
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

General Electric breaks off health care to focus on power, aviation

Refocusing the conglomerate will make GE "simpler and stronger", Flannery said in a statement . "Today marks an important milestone in GE's history", Flannery said in prepared remarks. Amid these headwinds, ...More..

by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Flight attendants may have higher cancer rates

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. The lead author of that study, Dr. Lynne Pi...More..

FDA approves cannabis-derived medicine; DEA must weigh in
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

FDA approves cannabis-derived medicine; DEA must weigh in

Gottlieb noted that the action was "not an approval of marijuana or all of its components" but rather of one specific CBD medication for a particular use. Under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is a Sch...More..

How herpes viruses associate with Alzheimer's
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

How herpes viruses associate with Alzheimer's

However, since the strains were discovered in both Alzheimer's brain tissue and non-Alzheimer's brain tissue, it is quite hard for the researchers to ascertain that Alzheimer's disease is primarily caused b...More..

United States approves Epidiolex, first marijuana-derived drug
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

United States approves Epidiolex, first marijuana-derived drug

That could accelerate the process of outlawing or allowing new drugs as they pop up. This drug does not contain THC, which is the part of the marijuana plant that would get someone high. In one study of 120 chi...More..

Woman slams Walgreens when pharmacist refuses to fill prescription to induce miscarriage
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Woman slams Walgreens when pharmacist refuses to fill prescription to induce miscarriage

Nicole Arteaga tells her story, about how a Walgreens employee denied her prescription because it was against his ethics, inside her home in Peoria on June 23, 2018. "After learning what happened, we reache...More..

Report finds 450 lives shortened by United Kingdom hospital
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Report finds 450 lives shortened by United Kingdom hospital

The hospital's nurses were concerned about the potential repercussions they would face if they raised their concerns. Britain's health authorities are considering whether to bring criminal charges against sta...More..

Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?

They examined the influence of each virus on specific genes and proteins in brain cells, and identified associations between specific viruses and amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, and clinical dementia ...More..

CVS Pharmacy launches same-day prescription delivery in Philadelphia
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

CVS Pharmacy launches same-day prescription delivery in Philadelphia

Checchi Capital Advisers LLC lifted its position in CVS Health by 14.5% during the fourth quarter. Focused Wealth Management Inc now owns 1,781 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $129,000 after...More..

Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option | AP business
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Lower costs, fewer benefits in new health insurance option | AP business

Called "association health plans", they could be marketed across state lines and are expected to cost less, but not cover as much. In California, the prevailing view of state officials can be summed up this w...More..

International Yoga Day 2018
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

International Yoga Day 2018

Yoga was also performed on board the Japanese naval ship JS Ise and on the Indian Navy's INS Sahyadri taking part in military exercises in the western Pacific, the Indian Navy said. "It's a very edifying experi...More..

Unusual lump on woman's face turns out to be a live worm
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Unusual lump on woman's face turns out to be a live worm

Ten days after that, her upper lip had significant swelling. The woman kept track of the lumps in her face by taking close-up selfies, which she then showed to a doctor when they did not go away on its own. A...More..

Gene for Transfiguration Connected to Pancreatic Cancer
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Gene for Transfiguration Connected to Pancreatic Cancer

The researchers identified six genes containing mutations that may be passed down in families, substantially increasing a person's risk for pancreatic cancer. Research proposes these testing recommendations avo...More..

Laser pointer burns hole in boy’s retina
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Laser pointer burns hole in boy’s retina

Further scans of the inside of the boy's eyeball also showed two smaller burn marks beside the larger hole. "And these are particularly unsafe powers, and there's no way for you to know as a user that this lase...More..

Gaming addiction is a mental disorder
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Gaming addiction is a mental disorder

WHO's ICD was last updated in 1990 and its new edition, ICD-11, listed gaming disorder as a serious health condition that needs to be monitored. Gaming disorders usually are linked to a system of rewar...More..

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

The report shows that around 14 percent of adult population aged over 18 years smoked cigarettes over the last year. The Associated Press reports that this is an all-time low. The Tobacco Control Office (TCO)...More..

Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

The 67-year-old leader, who lobbied for worldwide recognition of Yoga Day in 2014, landed in Dehradun, Uttarakhand late Wednesday, but was up early to take his position on a bright orange yoga mat. "Instead of ...More..

Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Pick CEO for New Health-Care Company
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Pick CEO for New Health-Care Company

He also singled out end of life costs as being very expensive. Buffett has described US healthcare costs as a "tapeworm" on American businesses, hurting their ability to compete with rivals in other countries...More..

Gaming disorder is now classified as a mental health condition
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Gaming disorder is now classified as a mental health condition

The goal of including gaming disorder in the ICD is, in part, to bring more attention to the issue and raise the visibility of treatments for those seeking help for excessive video game playing, World ...More..

Tuesday, June 19th marks World Sickle Cell Awareness Day
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tuesday, June 19th marks World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

In Africa, Uganda has the fifth highest sickle cell burden. The 19th of June has been earmarked as the World Sickle Cell day to create awareness about the blood disorder and encourage families of sufferer...More..

Atul Gawande picked as CEO of Amazon, Berkshire health care company
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Atul Gawande picked as CEO of Amazon, Berkshire health care company

Gawande practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is a professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, both located in Boston, where the...More..

Google AI Can Predict When You’ll Die With 95 Percent Accuracy
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Google AI Can Predict When You’ll Die With 95 Percent Accuracy

Google's Medical Brain team has developed a new algorithm to predict the death chances of patients in hospitals. What's more staggering is that it can predict with 95% accuracy using Artificial Intelligence . ...More..

Should the Department of Homeland Security secretary resign?
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

Should the Department of Homeland Security secretary resign?

The president said child smugglers, which he cited as a major reason behind that parent-child separation policy Tuesday, "use these children as passports to get into the country". There are questions now abou...More..

World Health Organization declares video game addiction a ‘mental disorder’
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

World Health Organization declares video game addiction a ‘mental disorder’

Being transgender is no longer classified as a mental health disorder by the World Health Organisation . The player will give increasing priority to gaming, so that it takes precedence over other life interests...More..

Georgia woman says she killed rabid bobcat with bare hands
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Georgia woman says she killed rabid bobcat with bare hands

The incident occurred in Hart County, which is about 110 miles northeast of Atlanta. "My first thought [was] not today!" Unfortunately, bringing down the bobcat was only half the battle for 46-year-old DeDe...More..

This plant causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This plant causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness

If exposed to the plant, it can cause 3rd-degree burns and possibly permanent blindness. Giant hogweed was discovered in Clarke County, Virginia, for the first time. Their stems are green and hollow with purp...More..

Diabetes After 50 Could Lead To Pancreatic Cancer, Study Shows
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Diabetes After 50 Could Lead To Pancreatic Cancer, Study Shows

Pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of less than 10%. With a five-year survival rate of only 8.5 percent, the key to treating pancreatic cancer is to detect it sooner or associate it with a r...More..

PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash — NHS funding
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash — NHS funding

What do the experts think? The 3.4% annual funding settlement announced by Theresa May is the best deal the health service could have hoped for, and significantly better than many in the NHS expected. Canc...More..

Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Woman strangles bobcat to death in front yard in Georgia

Phillips is being treated for the rabies infection, treatments that cost almost $10,000 per shot, and she needs 10 of those. DeDe Phillips' first thought when a bobcat attacked in her driveway in Georgia wa...More..

'Gaming disorder' diagnosed as mental health condition
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

'Gaming disorder' diagnosed as mental health condition

Increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities . Continuation or escalation of gaming despite negative consequences. He concluded...More..

California ER doctor seen on video mocking patient suspended
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

California ER doctor seen on video mocking patient suspended

El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, Calif . Notice of the alleged 'mocking' at the hands of Keegstra followed the basketball player's father, Donald , who was by his son's bedside posting the video on soc...More..

International Classification of Diseases
by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

International Classification of Diseases

From there gaming addicts will supposedly exhibit "impaired control of these behaviors even when the negative consequences occur, this behavior continues or escalates". Those seeking treatment for compulsive or...More..