Medical

West Nile virus discovered in Estevan area

West Nile virus discovered in Estevan area DHS will continue surveillance for West Nile virus until the end of the mosquito season. North Carolina's first death and first confirmed case of West Nile virus in 2018 happened in Cumberland County, where an elderly person contracted the illness, according to the NC Department of Health and Human Services. [Full Article...]

Blood pressure medicine may contain carcinogen

Blood pressure medicine may contain carcinogen Patients who are on valsartan should continue taking their medication , as the risk of harm to a patient's health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative treatment. The valsartan contained in the recall was supplied by a third-party. The FDA has said it will "continue to investigate this issue and provide additional information when it becomes available". [Full Article...]

Man dies after eating bad oyster in Florida

Man dies after eating bad oyster in Florida The 71-year-old Sarasota man was said to have eaten the contaminated oysters on July 8 and died two days later, according to the Florida Department of Health . If the bacteria enters the bloodstream, the infection can become even more serious with a lethal rate of about 50 percent. "The summer time, May, June July there are no R's in there the water's warmer so the bacteria that's potentially... [Full Article...]

Trump Appears To Contradict Intelligence Officials Again On Russia

Trump Appears To Contradict Intelligence Officials Again On Russia Numerous stories written about me, and the good people surrounding me, are total fiction. Conservative columnist George Will, who has repudiated Trump , suggested in a Washington Post column on Tuesday that the president refused to release the filings because "he had more to fear from making his tax returns public than from keeping them secret". [Full Article...]

Where To Get Free Food For National Hot Dog Day

Where To Get Free Food For National Hot Dog Day If you didn't get enough of them during the July 4 festivities, Wednesday is the ideal day to indulge on a juicy hot dog. Stop by participating Fancy Franks locations in Canada to get a free hotdog today from noon to 5pm. To get the deal, the company says you have to download the app before Wednesday and you also will get a coupon for a free milkshake for downloading. Yes, the hot dog is only ... [Full Article...]

Trump administration slashes funding for Obamacare outreach program

Trump administration slashes funding for Obamacare outreach program It also said last year's cuts had minimal impact, as year-over-year enrollment dipped slightly, to 11.8 million from 12.2 million, and that navigators enrolled less than 1 percent of HealthCare.gov customers overall. The latest " Obamacare " flare-up does not affect most people with employer coverage. The elimination of risk adjustment funds also comes as Maryland officials await a decision fr... [Full Article...]

Health Canada recalls some drugs containing valsartan due to potential carcinogen

Health Canada recalls some drugs containing valsartan due to potential carcinogen NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. While the review is underway, national authorities across the European Union are recalling medicines containing valsartan supplied by Zhejiang Huahai. [Full Article...]

CDC expands Honey Smacks cereal recall; 100 sick in 33 states

CDC expands Honey Smacks cereal recall; 100 sick in 33 states The CDC has urged consumers not to eat Honey Smacks "in any size packaging" and to throw opened or unopened boxes in the trash even if some of the cereal had been eaten without people falling ill. Healthy individuals typically recover in four to seven days with treatment. So far people from 33 states have been affected. The recall was issued June 14. [Full Article...]

US Disputes Report That It Opposed Breastfeeding Resolution

US Disputes Report That It Opposed Breastfeeding Resolution US delegates pushed for removal of resolution language calling on governments to "protect, promote and support breast-feeding." . According to the New York Times , the USA delegation wanted to water down the resolution in a bid to protect the interests of infant formula manufacturers on a global scale. [Full Article...]

Trump administration halts billions in Obamacare payments to health insurers

Trump administration halts billions in Obamacare payments to health insurers The CMS, which noted that a federal court in MA found its formula fair, has asked the New Mexico court to reconsider its decision and said it is seeking a quick resolution to the legal issue. "As a result of this litigation, billions of dollars in risk adjustment payments and collections are now on hold", CMS administrator Seema Verma reportedly said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh visits Senate as confirmation fight begins

Brett Kavanaugh visits Senate as confirmation fight begins The official spoke on condition of anonymity to describe internal discussions. "And just like Justice Gorsuch, he excelled as a clerk for Justice Kennedy". And all three are running for re-election in November in states Trump won. "Kavanaugh's idea of making America great again apparently hearkens back to a time before the Workers Compensation laws and the Occupational Safety and Health Act we... [Full Article...]

Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare' The ruling barred Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) from making further collections or payments under the program, including amounts for the 2017 benefit year, until the litigation is resolved. The payments work this way: The government takes money from insurers with healthier, low-risk customers, and gives it to insurers with less-healthy, higher-risk customers. [Full Article...]

More than 200 sickened in Del Monte vegetable outbreak

More than 200 sickened in Del Monte vegetable outbreak The recalled trays has affected people in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and MI. Osterholm said he suspected the actual number of cases was much higher than the 212 confirmed so far by health officials. Vomiting, body aches, headache, fever, and other flu-like symptoms may also happen. The parasite can take days or weeks to pass through humans, so consumers may only recently be experiencing the illn... [Full Article...]

Hope in Africa as HIV vaccine shows promising results

Hope in Africa as HIV vaccine shows promising results All of the vaccines prompted anti-HIV immune responses in the participants, the results revealed. It was also able to protect monkeys from an infection with an HIV-like virus. Despite all the advances we have had with HIV , we need a vaccine . A promising HIV vaccine has just emerged. Dr Brady added that in the meantime there were already tools that were effective for preventing the di... [Full Article...]

Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick

Trump 'very close' to decision on Supreme Court pick Trump is announcing his selection Monday night. Liberal groups have geared up to protect Roe v. Wade , the Supreme Court case that upheld women's rights to an abortion, from being overturned. Leonard Leo , who is on leave from the Federalist Society and has been advising Trump over the court nomination, said he assumes Kavanaugh, Barrett, Hardiman and Kethledge "are the four" who are getting... [Full Article...]

Frozen Tuberculosis Sample Causes Hazmat Situation At Johns Hopkins

Frozen Tuberculosis Sample Causes Hazmat Situation At Johns Hopkins Around 5 p.m., Johns Hopkins announced the buildings had been cleared and the evacuation was lifted. Scientists studying the world's deadliest diseases got more than they bargained for yesterday when a sample of tuberculosis was accidentally dropped in a closed sky bridge at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. [Full Article...]

Co-Testing for Cervical Cancer is Best, But Not Perfect

Co-Testing for Cervical Cancer is Best, But Not Perfect These HPV viruses are sexually transmitted and can cause most of the anal cancers; many vulvar, vaginal and penile cancers; and some oropharyngeal cancers as well along with the cervical cancers. While the results of the study are encouraging and suggest that HPV testing could work well as a primary test in place of cervical smears, we do not have longer-term results to show whether it actually ... [Full Article...]

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Champion Pummels Previous Record

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Champion Pummels Previous Record The reigning women's hot dog eating champion, Miki Sudo . couldn't care less about getting equal coverage as men, she just wants the bread - and we mean money, not buns. The 26-year-old also has set an array of competitive eating world records, including 25 Big Macs in five minutes, and a hefty 22 pounds of poutine in 10 minutes at a competition in Toronto three years ago. [Full Article...]

A Fish Pedicure May Have Made This Woman's Toenails Fall Off

A Fish Pedicure May Have Made This Woman's Toenails Fall Off However, although interest may have dwindled down as of now, the spa ritual of submerging your feet into a pool of water as fish start to nibble away the dead and dry skin on that area is still pretty popular. Dr. Lipner continued that her patient's case could be the first incident where onychomadesis occurred due to a fish pedicure. Animal rights groups say the pedicures are a form of animal ... [Full Article...]

Drinking coffee, even decaf or instant, may help you live longer

Drinking coffee, even decaf or instant, may help you live longer The study looked at patterns in an existing dataset, so it's hard to say whether coffee is responsible for a longer life or if it is just associated with one. It's another piece of good news for coffee lovers, and it gets even better. This included ground coffee, instant coffee as well as decaffeinated coffee. [Full Article...]


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