Medical

21 year old girl turns youngest to receive face transplant

21 year old girl turns youngest to receive face transplant She lost her nose and parts of her mouth and forehead, but she survived. "I am able to touch my face now, and it feels awesome", she said. Before her suicide attempt, as Stubblefield told writer Joanna Connors, she never saw herself as lovely. [Full Article...]

Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'

Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells' The World Health Organisation (WHO) has also expressed concerns regarding the toxins that could be released when the e-cigarette fluids are heated for vaping . One-third of the cells were exposed to plain e-cigarette fluid; one-third to different strengths of artificial vapor with and without nicotine; and one-third were exposed to nothing for 24 hours. [Full Article...]

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

Authorities believe the drug that caused the overdoses is K-2, a synthetic marijuana. No deaths were reported, and most people brought to hospitals have been discharged, officials said. He said there were a dozen overdoses in 40 minutes on the green on Wednesday morning. Police believe the person responsible for the overdoses may have been given out free samples of the drug. [Full Article...]

CDC reports measles outbreaks in Indiana, Michigan

CDC reports measles outbreaks in Indiana, Michigan In 2014, the US experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC . According to the CDC , most who contracted measles were not vaccinated. Measles is designated as notifiable at the national level under the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, meaning all cases must be reported to the CDC. [Full Article...]

Bird tests positive for West Nile virus in Door County

Bird tests positive for West Nile virus in Door County The spraying will the third of the season and the infected mosquito is the fifth confirmed carrying the virus. Here's a guide from the CDC. State public health officials have confirmed the first two human cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus in CT this season. [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps

West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps A county resident was released from a local medical facility after being admitted for West Nile virus-like symptoms. The health district said mosquito testing, which began in June is expected to continue through the late fall. The Health Unit is urging the public to take steps to prevent mosquito bites. Dusk and dawn are when mosquitoes are most active. Use effective insect repellent such as... [Full Article...]

Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops

Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops The Defense Department has instituted a ban on devices and applications that use geolocation for agency personnel while in locations designated as operational areas (OAs). The policy calls for training USA personnel to use the technology without exposing themselves or fellow service members - training that likely will include advice to turn off data-sharing options in fitness apps. [Full Article...]

Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month

Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month Three in every five children are not breastfed in the first hour of life putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, a new report has revealed. Very low exclusive breastfeeding rate has persisted among mothers in Nigeria with the National rate at 25% in 2014 (National Nutrition and Health Survey, 2014). [Full Article...]

Trump administration finalizes expansion of short-term health plans

Trump administration finalizes expansion of short-term health plans Matt Eyles, president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans , said in a prepared statement , "We remain concerned that consumers who rely on short-term plans for an extended time period will face high medical bills when they need care that isn't covered or exceed their coverage limits". [Full Article...]

Child becomes first Manitoban infected with West Nile Virus in 2018

Child becomes first Manitoban infected with West Nile Virus in 2018 Most people who are bitten by an infected mosquito either have no symptoms or have temporary, flu-like symptoms while others contract a much more severe illness. Despite the low numbers of nuisance mosquitoes this summer, the numbers of infected Culex tarsalis continue to increase. "With high levels of [West Nile Virus] in mosquitoes and the recent rains leading to even more mosquitoes, it's imp... [Full Article...]

Local Reaction From Nationwide Smoking Ban

Local Reaction From Nationwide Smoking Ban Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have not been banned but may be in the future. Theoretically at least, NY has been a smokeless city for years now: Officials began a cigarette crackdown in the late 1980s, eventually banning smoking in restaurants and bars in 2002 and select outdoor spaces in 2011, including public parks, where enforcement is nearly non-existent. [Full Article...]

Spraying Scheduled This Week to Control Mosquito Population in Schuylkill County

Spraying Scheduled This Week to Control Mosquito Population in Schuylkill County The Kansas health department said about 1 in 150 people infected develop a more serious version of the disease. Mosquitoes are largely to blame for spreading West Nile virus. Stagnant water is where most mosquitoes breed. Make sure you have good screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out. "Surrounding states are also reporting early WNV activity". [Full Article...]

Man has 4 limbs amputated after dog lick leads to severe infection

Man has 4 limbs amputated after dog lick leads to severe infection Here's what you need to know. Greg Manteufel, 48, landed in the emergency room after believing he had the flu. "We can't wrap our heads around it", Dawn said. A GoFundMe to help Greg Manteufel, a 48-year-old house painter who enjoys riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles, pay for prosthetics. He never had any serious medical problems before. [Full Article...]

CDC: Hundreds of Salmonella cases linked to backyard chickens

CDC: Hundreds of Salmonella cases linked to backyard chickens A multi-state outbreak of salmonella is linked to backyard flocks. Do not allow live poultry inside the house or around food. As of July 23 , 212 people across 44 different states have been reported with the relevant strains of bacteria. [Full Article...]

Toronto shooter's neighbors knew nothing of mental illness

Toronto shooter's neighbors knew nothing of mental illness Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti said Markham has been shaken by the senseless act of violence and the city would lower its flags to honour young Julianna. When they stopped at a makeshift memorial near flowers and a pretty fountain, they sang "Hallelujah", by Canadian artist Leonard Cohen. Thirteen people were also injured in the shooting, some with potentially life-altering injuries. [Full Article...]

CVS apologizes to transgender woman for prescription denial

CVS apologizes to transgender woman for prescription denial Hall, on April 24, went straight from her doctor's office to the pharmacy, prescriptions in hand . Hall then transferred all of her prescriptions to that Walgreens "so that I never again have to see the pharmacist who discriminated against me", she wrote. [Full Article...]

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...]


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