Health Care


Major League Baseball player Felipe Vazquez arrested for solicitation of Florida child Major League Baseball player Felipe Vazquez arrested for solicitation of Florida child
- September 18, 2019

The girl, now 15, allegedly received a text message from Vazquez in July in which he was performing a sex act. The police affidavit, obtained by ESPN , says the girl's mother found texts, photographs, and a graphic video sent by Vazquez on her daughter's phone. (more...)
Texas Girl Dead After Contracting Brain Eating Ameoba, Family Says Texas Girl Dead After Contracting Brain Eating Ameoba, Family Says
- September 17, 2019

Lily's family and friends are now praying that she will get well soon. She was later rushed to the ER and treated for bacterial and viral meningitis after her parents found her incoherent and unresponsive. Because of the rarity of the infection and difficulty in initial detection, about 75 percent of the diagnoses are made after the death of the patient, the CDC says. (more...)
New York Times corrects story detailing misconduct claim against Brett Kavanaugh New York Times corrects story detailing misconduct claim against Brett Kavanaugh
- September 17, 2019

None of the Democratic candidates publicly adjusted his or her position on Kavanaugh after the newspaper published the editor's note and updated the story. " Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people", Sen. Along with her tweet, which was posted, then deleted, and then posted again without explanation, Ocasio-Cortez shared a video of a speech she gave at what appears to be a rally against Kavanaugh's then-impending confirmation. (more...)
Trump moves to ban flavored e-cigarette products across the US Trump moves to ban flavored e-cigarette products across the US
- September 14, 2019

Nationally, teen vaping went up 78% between 2017 and 2018; a quarter of those users vape most days of the month. Nicotine is a natural chemical found in tobacco plants. The FDA regulates all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. At that time, flavored-product manufacturers would also have the opportunity to file, but their products would be off the market until approved. (more...)
Apple announces three key health studies in United States Apple announces three key health studies in United States
- September 13, 2019

These studies will be available on Apple's Research app. You can download "Research" in the app store to participate in Apple's studies. "With the Apple Heart Study , we found that we could positively impact medical research in ways that help patients today and that make contributions that will benefit future generations", said Jeff Williams, Apple's chief operating officer . (more...)
Apple Announces Watch Series 5; Features Always-On Retina Display
- September 12, 2019

For now, I encourage you to check out the photos below to get a sense of what the latest-generation Watches look like in the metal. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories . This worked pretty seamlessly during my brief hands-on time with the device, but I did notice that it worked best when I raised my wrist slowly. And of course, there will be a few new watch faces. (more...)
Michelle Troconis Arrested One Day After Fotis Dulos in Jennifer Dulos’ Disappearance Michelle Troconis Arrested One Day After Fotis Dulos in Jennifer Dulos’ Disappearance
- September 06, 2019

This comes the day after police arrested her boyfriend Fotis Dulos on another charge of tampering with evidence. A formal press release containing criminal charges, bond and booking photo will be released later Wednesday afternoon once Dulos has been processed, state police say in the statement. (more...)
Google to pay $170-m fine for collecting YouTube data from children Google to pay $170-m fine for collecting YouTube data from children
- September 05, 2019

Google-owned YouTube will pay a historic $170 million fine to settle allegations that it illegally collected children's personal information without parental consent, the Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday. Wojcicki added that Google would create a $100 million fund "dedicated to the creation of thoughtful, original children's content on YouTube and YouTube Kids globally". (more...)
CDC, FDA report 215 cases of respiratory illness possibly tied to vaping CDC, FDA report 215 cases of respiratory illness possibly tied to vaping
- August 31, 2019

While CBD is allowed in certain medical cases, you can't legally buy THC products in this state for medical purposes or otherwise, meaning that anyone who is vaping THC in Wisconsin bought it illegally. Both the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating what may be behind the illnesses, though a specific product has not yet been identified. (more...)
Oregon Warns Doctors To Look Out For Vape-Related Illness Oregon Warns Doctors To Look Out For Vape-Related Illness
- August 24, 2019

A person smokes an e-cigarette. Illinois, where the patient died , was one of the first to report a suspicious series of severe, sudden lung illnesses among mostly young adult and teenage patients, all of whom reported using e-cigarettes. (more...)
Doctors Warn of Fallout from New Immigration Rule Doctors Warn of Fallout from New Immigration Rule
- August 18, 2019

Trump's new final rule on the matter of resident aliens receiving federal monetary aid programs is consistent with the President's attitude toward immigration during his presidential campaign and administration. The agencies scheduled the rule to go into effect in October, 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register . Although DHS would have some discretion over when to label someone as a likely public charge , those who are branded as such could eventually end up on track to ... (more...)
False teeth found in patient's throat a week after op False teeth found in patient's throat a week after op
- August 14, 2019

Six days after the surgery , he returned to the emergency room complaining of blood in his mouth and difficulty with breathing and swallowing. Assuming it was routine soreness from having a tube in his throat during surgery, doctors initially prescribed mouthwash, antibiotics and steroids, the British Medical Journal report says. (more...)
Democratic debate highlights: Biden the favored target Democratic debate highlights: Biden the favored target
- August 02, 2019

But at the same time, polls show Mr Biden has far more support from minority voters than his challengers, especially in the crucial early voting state of SC. Booker signaled in the weeks leading up the debate that he was going to take Biden to task for his stewardship of a 1994 crime bill that exacerbated mass incarceration in communities of color. (more...)
IL to defy Trump administration's abortion referral 'gag rule' IL to defy Trump administration's abortion referral 'gag rule'
- July 22, 2019

Instead, the Illinois Department of Public Health will provide state funding to the 28 local clinics that normally receive Title X money through the agency, making up for an estimated $2.4 million in federal dollars they otherwise stand to lose for the rest of the fiscal year, Pritzker said. (more...)
Sanders Campaign: Biden 'Flat Out Lied' About Our Health Care Plan Sanders Campaign: Biden 'Flat Out Lied' About Our Health Care Plan
- July 18, 2019

Biden's plan is notable mostly for its explicit rejection of Medicare for All, the single-payer plan proposed by Sen. But it was Sanders's staff who really shot back Biden. The comments in Tuesday's interview came in a discussion regarding potential debate strategies should Biden earn the Democratic nomination and face the President in the general election. (more...)
Dementia isn’t inevitable: Study finds which healthy habits offset risk Dementia isn’t inevitable: Study finds which healthy habits offset risk
- July 17, 2019

Living a healthy lifestyle may help offset a person's genetic risk of dementia , according to new research. After about eight years of study , 1.8 per cent of those with high genetic risk and poor lifestyles had developed dementia versus 0.6 per cent of those with low genetic risk and healthy habits. (more...)
Ebola confirmed in DRC city of Goma, Rwanda on alert Ebola confirmed in DRC city of Goma, Rwanda on alert
- July 16, 2019

The health ministry said the pastor, who has not been identified, had preached at seven churches during his evangelical trip to Butembo, one of the towns hardest hit by Ebola in Congo . The area where the outbreak is taking place is also home to one of Congo's most protracted and violent conflicts - a patchwork of ethnic militias, vigilantes, and government-aligned forces. (more...)
Obamacare: Appeals court likely to rule the ACA is unconstitutional Obamacare: Appeals court likely to rule the ACA is unconstitutional
- July 11, 2019

In Texas, drug manufacturers will be required to disclose when a drug's wholesale acquisition cost increases 15 percent or more compared to the previous year or 40 percent or more over the past three calendar years. The ultimate outcome will affect protections for people with pre-existing conditions, Medicaid expansions covering roughly 12 million people, and subsidies that help about 10 million others afford health insurance. (more...)
Boys Will Be Offered HPV Vaccine in Effort to Cut Cancer Rates Boys Will Be Offered HPV Vaccine in Effort to Cut Cancer Rates
- July 10, 2019

RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard echoed the BMA's sentiment: 'There is very strong evidence that shows the HPV vaccine can protect people from a virus that can trigger a wide range of cancers that affect both men and women, so it is vital that as many eligible boys and girls as possible get inoculated. (more...)
Kamala Harris Spox: Biden 'Seems to Stand by His Opposition to Busing' Kamala Harris Spox: Biden 'Seems to Stand by His Opposition to Busing'
- July 06, 2019

Trump has also noted that Biden has reversed or shifted a number of his longheld stances in an attempt to garner support from Democrats as the party moves further left. Out on the stump, Biden and Sen . "I heard Biden who is a loser". Elizabeth Warren, have fully embraced Medicare for All. The former vice president expressed frustration that the debate was so focused on former policies instead of current issues. (more...)
Kamala Harris Surges to Second Spot Among Democratic Presidential Aspirants Kamala Harris Surges to Second Spot Among Democratic Presidential Aspirants
- July 05, 2019

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has the best chance of winning the general election. This is the first time that Harris has ever polled over 8 percent . Sen. Among people who didn't watch and heard little to nothing about the debates, Mr. Biden led with 25% support, followed by Mr. Sanders at 20% and Ms. (more...)
Mosquitoes in Marion County test positive for West Nile virus Mosquitoes in Marion County test positive for West Nile virus
- July 04, 2019

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that contain ingredients such as DEET , picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, PMD, and permethrin (clothing only). Many people infected with the virus idon't get sick and do not develop symptoms, but when they do, they can include flu-like illnesses or more severe symptoms such as swelling of the brain which can lead to coma, convulsions and death, the department said. (more...)
12-Year-Old Indiana Girl Contracts Deadly Flesh-Eating Disease During Florida Vacation 12-Year-Old Indiana Girl Contracts Deadly Flesh-Eating Disease During Florida Vacation
- June 30, 2019

Brown believes Kylei contracted the infection through a scrape on her toe while in the waters off Destin. Michelle Brown shared her daughter, Kylei's story on Facebook this month. At Riley, doctors administered multiple tests and had to do immediate surgery to try to save her leg, Michelle wrote. After a week of being in hospital, Kylei was finally well enough to go home. (more...)
ICE chief faults Democrats for 'unsafe' conditions at border facilities ICE chief faults Democrats for 'unsafe' conditions at border facilities
- June 26, 2019

Pelosi and House Democratic leadership, meanwhile, have been working to quell a progressive rebellion in their ranks over the bill, an unexpected wrinkle in the race to get the legislation passed and signed into law before a key agency - the Office of Refugee Resettlement - runs out of money at the end of the month. (more...)
Kenya reassures public after Ebola false alarm Kenya reassures public after Ebola false alarm
- June 18, 2019

The Tanzanian Minister of Health issued an "alert" on Sunday following the outbreak of Ebola cases this week in Uganda, a country with which Tanzania shares a long border . Speaking on Monday to journalists, the Health Cabinet Secretary urged Kenyans to remain vigilant amid reports of Ebola in neighbouring Uganda. "This patient has been placed in isolation and blood samples sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Nairobi for further analysis". (more...)
Two more Ebola cases confirmed in Uganda Two more Ebola cases confirmed in Uganda
- June 15, 2019

Uganda now has three confirmed Ebola cases. The WHO has only declared a public health emergency, known as a PHEIC, four times since the International Health Regulations, which govern global health emergency responses, were enacted in 2007. (more...)
Beyond Meat's first-quarter earnings better than expected Beyond Meat's first-quarter earnings better than expected
- June 10, 2019

Looking forward, Beyond Meat now expects full-year revenues to be in excess of $210m - ahead of the $205m priced in by analysts. Beyond Meat Inc, a maker of plant-based burgers and sausages, said it expects to more than double its revenue and report breakeven EBITDA this year, sending the its shares up over 21 percent. (more...)
Scientists produce fungus that can kill mosquitoes Scientists produce fungus that can kill mosquitoes
- June 02, 2019

The MosquitoSphere team consists of authors on the paper and local volunteers from Soumousso, Burkina Faso. The scientists used a strain of the fungus that is specific to mosquitoes and engineered it to produce a toxin that increased the virulence of the pathogen so that it could kill the insects faster than they can breed, thereby reduce mosquito populations. (more...)
New Guidelines on How to Prevent Dementia New Guidelines on How to Prevent Dementia
- May 17, 2019

Dementia is a condition characterized by difficulty with memory, thinking, and doing everyday daily activities. "The costs of caring for people with dementia are estimated to rise to two trillion USA dollars annually by 2030", the organisation said. (more...)
New Acas advice on creating a positive mental health environment at work New Acas advice on creating a positive mental health environment at work
- May 17, 2019

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week this week, MHFA and Bauer Media Group urged employers to sign up to a workplace manifesto , which asks organisations to treat mental and physical health equally; implement the six core standards for a mentally healthy workplace as set out in the government's Thriving at Work review ; and develop diverse and inclusive workplaces where staff feel comfortable to "bring their whole selves" to work. (more...)
Burger King launches 'unhappy' meals for those feeling-blue days Burger King launches 'unhappy' meals for those feeling-blue days
- May 06, 2019

Burger King in the USA has released a new range of meals to fit all of your moods! As yet, there are only a limited number of Burger King restaurants participating in this promotion, and they're all in the US. The Takeout 's Allison Shoemaker called the "Real Meal" campaign "Burger King's latest publicity gimmick". Mental Health America encourages people not to struggle alone with mental illness. (more...)
State Health Order Facilitates Adult Measles Vaccine State Health Order Facilitates Adult Measles Vaccine
- May 04, 2019

In addition, at least 24 states, including some neighboring Utah, are experiencing measles outbreaks. People born in the 1960s could be at risk, according to Martinez. "I think the most important groups to consider are school-age children, college students, health care workers and people traveling internationally", Snyder said . (more...)
Measles outbreak passes 700 cases as vaccination gets unexpected support Measles outbreak passes 700 cases as vaccination gets unexpected support
- May 02, 2019

For herd immunity to kick in and protect people from measles at a population level, the number of those vaccinated needs to approach 95 %. As of Monday, the Ohio Department of Health said no cases of measles had been reported in the state. (more...)
NMDOH: 2 former spa clients confirmed to have HIV
- May 01, 2019

What should have been a relaxing day apparently turned into a nightmare for two people who officials say may have contracted HIV after receiving a treatment called a vampire facial . The spa typically provided vampire facials where the client's own blood is injected into the face to replenish the skin. Casa de Salud Family Medical Office - 1608 Isleta Blvd. (more...)
Quarantines at 2 LA Universities Amid US Measles Outbreak Quarantines at 2 LA Universities Amid US Measles Outbreak
- April 29, 2019

Those covered by the quarantine were singled out based on their possible exposure to either an infected UCLA student who had attended classes in two buildings on three days earlier this month, or a person with measles who visited a Cal State-LA library on April 11, officials said . (more...)
Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli
- April 26, 2019

The meat is in 48-pound boxes labeled "ground beef puck" for institutional use. K2D recalled the ground beef, which had been on the dates March 26, March 29, April 2, April 5, April 10 , and April 12, after some of the product tested positive for E. (more...)
Babies and toddlers should have no screen time at all, says WHO Babies and toddlers should have no screen time at all, says WHO
- April 26, 2019

Limiting, and in some cases eliminating, screen time for children under the age of 5 will result in healthier adults, said World Health Organization , adding that quality sedentary time spent in interactive non-screen-based activities with a caregiver, such as reading, storytelling, singing and puzzles, is very important for child development. (more...)
Child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi Child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi
- April 26, 2019

The pilot program for the RTS, S vaccine launched in Malawi and is available to children 2 years and under. After more than three decades in development and nearly $1bn in investment, the cutting-edge trial is being rolled out in Malawi's capital Lilongwe and then in Kenya and Ghana next week. (more...)
Measles cases 'likely' to break yearly record in just 4 months Measles cases 'likely' to break yearly record in just 4 months
- April 25, 2019

WESTLAKE, Ohio- In just a matter of weeks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the USA will hit a new record of measles cases. "The challenge is that there's some pockets of population that are under-immunized, so when a measles case is introduced into those pockets of population, you know, it sort of lights like a wildfire", said Jayne Griffith, an epidemiologist with the Minnesota Department of Health. (more...)
Measles emergency in NYC Measles emergency in NYC
- April 14, 2019

Advocates say no one should be forced to take the vaccine because of the side effects that could have long-lasting impacts. It is safe. It is effective. To them, fear of the unknown outweighs fear of a disease that they have never seen in their lifetime. "'If we catch people early enough, we can give them medication", Kiernan said. (more...)

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