Medicine


Use Your Menstrual Cycle to Your Advantage
- January 22, 2019

This definitely feels like a period of pregnancy for most if not all women. In as much as people have always been concentrating on the negatives of this period. Women are observant, they have a gift of paying special attention to detail. The odor of your menstrual cycle can be an alarm if something is up. The type of flow and color of the menstrual blood will also tell you enough for you to know if there is something is wrong. (more...)
DeSantis asks Legislature to end marijuana smoking ban DeSantis asks Legislature to end marijuana smoking ban
- January 20, 2019

Medical marijuana patients in North Central Florida may soon be able to light up after an announced major policy change by Governor Ron DeSantis . "Whether they (patients) have to smoke it or not, who am I to judge that?" "This thing should have been implemented, we should have moved on, and I don't want to continue fighting some of these old battles", he said. (more...)
NYC Mayor Unveils NYC Mayor Unveils "Health Care For All" Plan
- January 09, 2019

Doctor visits will be priced on a sliding scale. I stand with @NYCMayor de Blasio today in declaring health care is a right for all, not a privilege for only those who can afford care. Finding them homes, health care, food etc. help them first. The NYC Care plan would improve that coverage, which already insures some 516,000 people, and aim to reach more of those who are eligible, such as the young and uninsured, and others who qualify but have not applied. (more...)
Walgreens' cost-cut plans aim to save more than $1 billion annually Walgreens' cost-cut plans aim to save more than $1 billion annually
- December 23, 2018

At the time of writing, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc . Asset Dedication LLC raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 204.6% in the third quarter. (NASDAQ: WBA ) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 12. The firm earned " Market Perform" rating on Monday, July 23 by Cowen & Co. (more...)
More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls
- December 20, 2018

Researchers say it's unclear whether teens know what's in their vape, and that some may be misguided about vaping only "flavoring". More than 10.9 percent of 10th graders said they used e-cigarettes in the past year, the survey said. Interestingly, regular tobacco use remained at its lowest point with only 3.6 per cent of high school seniors smoking daily, compared to 22.4 per cent two decades ago. (more...)
Dems lash out at judge for ruling Obamacare unconstitutional Dems lash out at judge for ruling Obamacare unconstitutional
- December 18, 2018

Dick Durbin said on ABC's "This Week" that the ruling "didn't do the Republican Party any favour", as it will reawaken pressures for Republican unity behind a new healthcare policy. "Here, the Plaintiffs allege that, following passage of the TCJA, the Individual Mandate in the ACA is unconstitutional ". "To find otherwise would be to introduce an entirely new regulatory scheme never intended by Congress or signed by the president". (more...)
A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot
- December 09, 2018

Charles Cobbs, a neurosurgeon at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. She'd experienced a seizure that weakened her left arm. But the sore didn't go away even after treatment and multiple visits to the dermatologist. Infection can only occur when infected water goes up the nose. "However, unfortunately it is possible for these organisms to get into tap water as well at times , and that's why I do always counsel my patients to use distilled water when rinsing". (more...)
Trump Junior Attacks Ocasio-Cortez: Socialists Eat Dogs Trump Junior Attacks Ocasio-Cortez: Socialists Eat Dogs
- December 08, 2018

Cortez" comments come days after she came under fire from both parties for directly comparing members of the "migrant caravan' in Tijuana with "Jewish families" who fled the Second World War. The meme that Trump Jr. The meme displays a photo of the Bronx-born child of Puerto Rican heritage with the caption, "Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?" with a photo of President Trump underneath with the caption, "Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them". (more...)
Worldwide Donor Hunt to Help Girl with Rare Blood Type Worldwide Donor Hunt to Help Girl with Rare Blood Type
- December 07, 2018

The blood is even harder to find because the donors must have blood types "O" or "A" and be 100 percent of Indian, Iranian or Pakistani descent, Forbes said. "She's going to need to be completely supported by blood donations in order to survive the cancer treatment in order to kill this cancer", Bright said. (more...)
CNN Repeatedly Attacks Trump For Paying Respects To George H.W. Bush CNN Repeatedly Attacks Trump For Paying Respects To George H.W. Bush
- December 05, 2018

Dole worked with Bush when he was President Ronald Reagan's vice president and helped Bush get the Americans with Disabilities Act through Congress. "Above all, though, President George H.W. Trump had a complicated relationship with the late president. "Today, this hero has returned to the Capitol a final time ", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican. (more...)
Outbreak of E.coli infections linked to romaine lettuce — CDC Outbreak of E.coli infections linked to romaine lettuce — CDC
- November 21, 2018

Other states, including Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin, each reported between 1 and 3 cases of E. coli O157:H7, which may cause serious illness. And after you do that, be sure to wash and sanitize the crisper drawer or fridge shelf the lettuce touched. (more...)
9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak 9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak
- October 31, 2018

U.S. health officials have confirmed another case of a virus that has left eight children dead at a paediatric rehabilitation centre. In some versions of a story October 25 about a viral outbreak, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the New Jersey health commissioner. (more...)
Harry and Meghan rub noses in New Zealand Harry and Meghan rub noses in New Zealand
- October 30, 2018

The royal couple arrived at Sydney Airport to start the last leg of their ongoing tour. Earlier, the couple was greeted with an indigenous Maori welcome. Greta Crowe, 11, said she told the couple that the best part of being a girl guide was getting to meet them. They later met the crowds during a walkabout at the National War Memorial. (more...)
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love out with sore foot Cavaliers forward Kevin Love out with sore foot
- October 28, 2018

Love scored 14 points against the Nets, who pulled away in the second half and dropped the Cavs to 0-4 in their first season since 2013-14 without LeBron James . OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jayson Tatum scored 24 points, and Boston rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat winless Oklahoma City. Marcus Morris added 21 points, Al Horford scored 19 and Kyrie Irving had 15 for the Celtics. (more...)
CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More US Kids CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More US Kids
- October 20, 2018

On Wednesday, Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville confirmed that a 3-year-old girl was recently diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis ( AFM ), an extremely rare condition that causes muscles and reflexes to become weak. Some patients recover quickly, while others experience paralysis and require ongoing care. CDC began tracking the condition in 2014, when there were 120 confirmed cases. (more...)
Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax
- October 12, 2018

Chuck Grassley does not expect the bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation to detract from the collegial workings of the Senate Judiciary Committee he chairs. "Far be it from me to complain about obstruction, I've done my share of it". For Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., who is perhaps the Democrat in the most vulnerable position with the midterms only a few weeks away, there is no question of where she is focusing her time. (more...)
The power of support for mental health The power of support for mental health
- October 12, 2018

Paul Avis, marketing director of Canada Life Group Insurance, said: "Mental health issues can be a vicious cycle for employees, fuelled by persistent presenteeism and the need to be "always on". The survey of office workers taken by workplace consultant Peldon Rose shows that the almost three-quarters of workers who want their employers to champion mental health and well-being rated this as more important than equality (48 per cent), sustainability (38 per cent) and diversity (31 per ... (more...)
Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo
- October 05, 2018

They established a new way to fight the disease. In 2016, after being treated with a drug inspired by Prof Honjo's research, he announced that he no longer needed treatment. That role partly falls to a white blood cell known as a "T cell". Working separately, Honjo discovered another protein, called PD-1, that also hampers T cells' ability to attack cancer, but in a somewhat different way. (more...)
Women chained in police van drown in Hurricane Florence floods Women chained in police van drown in Hurricane Florence floods
- September 21, 2018

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said the bodies of 45-year-old Windy Newton and 43-year-old Nicolette Green were recovered from the van Wednesday evening. The two deaths will push Florence's toll across three states to almost 40 victims. Cooper warned that the flooding is far from over and will get worse in places. (more...)
Supermarkets cited in crackdown on e-cigarettes Supermarkets cited in crackdown on e-cigarettes
- September 14, 2018

Flavored e-cigarettes are said to be a tool that helps adults quit smoking traditional cigarettes, the main example of a plus the product can claim. "We are committed to preventing underage use of our product, and we want to be part of the solution in keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of young people", the company said in a statement . (more...)
Hundreds honor John McCain at public viewing Hundreds honor John McCain at public viewing
- August 30, 2018

The air around the Arizona State Capitol was heavy as McCain's body moved from the A.L. Moore Grimshaw-Mortuary Wednesday morning. "I want them to witness what a real hero is and show them what freedom means", Morales said, noting that she already visited the mortuary that was holding McCain's casket over the weekend to lay flowers and a flag. (more...)
State raises West Nile virus warning level State raises West Nile virus warning level
- August 26, 2018

The symptoms may develop two to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The health department says the increased risk for human disease will continue until the first hard frost. For prevention, Brown suggests people use a mosquito spray, avoid being outside during dusk and dawn, dump out any standing water around homes, and fix holes in any screen windows and doors. (more...)
New York University offers free tuition to all medical students New York University offers free tuition to all medical students
- August 18, 2018

The yearly tuition costs covered by the scholarship are $55,018. Those who do graduate, saddled with thousands in debt, are often drawn to more lucrative specialties, creating a shortage of professionals in lower-paying fields like primary care and pediatrics. (more...)
West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in Wyoming West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in Wyoming
- August 11, 2018

In Windham County, there are mosquito traps in Brattleboro, Putney, Westminster, Whitingham, Rockingham and Londonderry that are meant to capture the types of mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Do not apply insect repellent onto a child's hands, eyes, mouth, or on cut or irritated skin. Try to avoid outdoor activities during these times. They are monitoring and treating standing water in public areas as part of a pest management program. (more...)
Leaked recording: Nunes speaks at Rep. McMorris Rodgers fundraiser Leaked recording: Nunes speaks at Rep. McMorris Rodgers fundraiser
- August 10, 2018

In the wake of leaked audio of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) admitting that the House has to keep its Republican majority to block Donald Trump's impeachment , CNN counterintelligence analyst Phil Mudd exploded with criticism of the California Republican. (more...)
Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide
- August 02, 2018

Smokers can no longer light up in or near public housing facilities in the USA due to a new rule that went into effect July 31. The smoking ban is drawing a mixed reaction. "I'm doing my best to quit, but I don't want to lose my house", a tenant said. "Residents have been required to sign new leases acknowledging the new policy and staff will continue to provide smoking cessation program information to residents as requested", Lemons said. (more...)
In the Netherlands during the experiment with viagra died 11 babies In the Netherlands during the experiment with viagra died 11 babies
- July 28, 2018

It was hoped the drug would increase the size of the placenta and encourage their development. 'All participants were approached personally and nearly everyone was informed and know by now whether they have taken the drug or the placebo'. (more...)
Man dies from bacterial infection after eating bad oyster in Sarasota County Man dies from bacterial infection after eating bad oyster in Sarasota County
- July 21, 2018

Vibrio vulnificus is sometimes referred to as a " flesh-eating bacteria " but health officials say that label is misleading because it can not attack healthy skin. In rare cases, the bacteria can become "flesh eating disease". Of the 80,000 illnesses caused by vibriosis each year, about 52,000 of them were a result of eating contaminated food, according to the CDC . (more...)
National Hot Dog Day: Hot To Get Free Franks & More Tasty Deals National Hot Dog Day: Hot To Get Free Franks & More Tasty Deals
- July 19, 2018

On Wednesday, customers at Love's Travel Stops can get a free hot dog or roller grill item by showing a barcode at the register. The obvious way to celebrate the big holiday is ... Those in Bethesda can grab a free dog by simply downloading the Dog Haus app. Portillo's : Through Sunday, get two Portillo's hot dogs for $5. (more...)
What they're saying in Maryland about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh What they're saying in Maryland about SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh
- July 11, 2018

Like Trump's first nominee past year, Justice Neil Gorsuch, Kavanaugh would be a young addition who could help remake the court for decades to come with rulings that could restrict abortion, expand gun rights and roll back key parts of Obamacare. (more...)
Supreme court nominee: Trump to announce Kennedy replacement Supreme court nominee: Trump to announce Kennedy replacement
- July 10, 2018

Trump consulted with the Federalist Society and The Heritage Foundation to create a list of 25 judges to fill future vacancies on the highest court . Trump nominates. Trump's selection will set up a confirmation showdown in the U.S. Senate, where his fellow Republicans hold a slim 51-49 majority, though with ailing Senator John McCain battling cancer in his home state of Arizona they now can muster only 50 votes. (more...)
Health- Get glowing skin with potatoes
- July 04, 2018

If you follow the below steps religiously, your skin texture will improve within a few weeks. This will also save you money which you can you use at casino destinations such as South Africa's yebocasino to play real money casino games which offer millions in prize money. (more...)
The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace
- June 22, 2018

He said the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was Yoga. In Mumbai for the Yoga Day celebrations, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu said that he want it to become a people's movement because it is not political or religious. Several Saudi, Arab and other nationals, as well as volunteers belonging to Saudi and Arab Yoga Foundation participated in the event by performing yoga asanas (postures). (more...)
How to have tough conversations about mental health How to have tough conversations about mental health
- June 11, 2018

In 2016, 745 suicides were reported in Minnesota. Suicide prevention largely focuses on addressing mental health treatment, the CDC found, suggesting that a wider variety of preventive measures could be taken. While she says she's troubled by the recent high profile suicides, she is thrilled that people are now talking about the problem. "We know for a fact that suicide hits close to home". (more...)
Kate Spade's family release statement after her tragic passing Kate Spade's family release statement after her tragic passing
- June 08, 2018

Kate's body was discovered by a housekeeper at her Upper East Side apartment, a source previously told Fox News. She launched Kate Spade with her husband in 1993, and it has since grown into a global fashion and lifestyle brand. It is thought that the 55-year-old took her own life. Then, it was sold again in 2017 to Coach's Tapestry Inc. for $2.4 billion. "We are all devastated by today's tragedy", Spade's family said in a statement to the New York Daily News. (more...)
Experimental immunotherapy treatment used to fight breast cancer Experimental immunotherapy treatment used to fight breast cancer
- June 07, 2018

He said: This is a remarkable and extremely promising result, but we need to see this effect repeated in other patients before giving hope of a new immunotherapy for incurable metastatic breast cancer . Thirty percent of the women in the trial did have evidence of cancer hiding in their bodies. "Oncologists have been getting much smarter about dialing back treatment so that it doesn't do more harm than good", Steven Katz, a University of MI researcher who examines medical ... (more...)
This US postal stamp helped fund key breast cancer study This US postal stamp helped fund key breast cancer study
- June 05, 2018

The study, published June 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine , finds that most patients with an intermediate risk of cancer recurrence can skip chemotherapy treatment without affecting their chances of surviving the disease. The patients then went on to receive either hormonal therapy alone or the combo of hormonal therapy plus chemotherapy. The study used a gene test done on tumors to help decide whether a woman would benefit from chemo or if they could receive hormone therapy. (more...)
DR Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine DR Congo approves use of experimental Ebola vaccine
- May 15, 2018

Two cases of the Zaire strain of the Ebola virus were confirmed by Congolese authorities on May 8 around Bikoro in the northwestern province of Equateur. Transporting the vaccines to the affected area would be logistically challenging. This is Democratic Republic of Congo's ninth outbreak of Ebola since the discovery of the virus in the country in 1976. (more...)
Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce spreads to more states Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce spreads to more states
- May 11, 2018

Genetic testing shows that the E. coli strain involved in the outbreak produces a specific type of "Shiga toxin" that causes more severe illness, Wise explained. Officials say other area farms could also be affected since numerous E. coli poisoning cases can be traced to chopped lettuce sold in bagged form to restaurants that didn't come from that Yuma farm. (more...)
United Kingdom: 450000 women missed out on breast cancer test United Kingdom: 450000 women missed out on breast cancer test
- May 04, 2018

The "serious failure" in the code governing the NHS's national breast screening programme occurred in 2009, but only came to light when Public Health England (PHE) analysed the service earlier this year. "I feel extremely sad for the women affected by this colossal administrative disaster really", she said. "Irrespective of when the incident started, the fact is for many years oversight of our screening programme has not been good enough". (more...)

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