Medicine


Sault paramedics go pink for breast cancer (2 photos) Sault paramedics go pink for breast cancer (2 photos)
- October 14, 2019

Many women who have survived breast cancer are unable to go without a bra as they need it to hold their prosthesis after surgery. The original event is known as "BRA Day" was started by Toronto plastic surgeon Dr Mitchell Brown. Pink is back, along with the month of October when the nation identifies with those impacted by breast cancer . The event was adopted in the U.S.in 2012 and more women have come to accept the day. (more...)
Local paramedics supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month Local paramedics supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- October 11, 2019

Among the 60 grants Komen awarded, 38 are focused on better understanding and treating metastatic breast cancer. At the time football fans were treated to fields of pink - pink headphones, pink cleats and pink pom poms - during October breast cancer awareness month. (more...)
Mental health website struggles after royals feature in advert Mental health website struggles after royals feature in advert
- October 10, 2019

Prince William and his brother Prince Harry are heard in the first half, while their wives, Kate and Meghan, are heard in the second half. Anxiety, stress, low mood and trouble sleeping can affect everyone. The royals each recorded their piece individually at their homes at Kensington Palace and Frogmore Cottage in September. William, Kate, Harry and Meghan parted ways from The Royal Foundation earlier this year. (more...)
Trump's Minneapolis rally on despite security costs dispute Trump's Minneapolis rally on despite security costs dispute
- October 10, 2019

Trump's campaign, in a statement late Monday night, said Mayor Jacob Frey is abusing the power of his office by "conjuring a phony and outlandish bill for security" at Thursday's rally at the Target Center. After saying the Trump campaign is hiring so many staffers in Minnesota that "we just can't keep up", the party added, "Here's the bottom line: There is no path to a Democratic victory in the presidential race without Minnesota in the blue column". (more...)
Nevada fighting to keep ‘zombie deer’ from entering state Nevada fighting to keep ‘zombie deer’ from entering state
- October 08, 2019

As of January 2019, Chronic wasting disease (CWD), also known as 'zombie deer disease, ' has been reported in 24 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. The illness can abolish deer and elk populations. Wearing proper equipment while field dressing deer carcasses and minimizing time spent handling their brain and spinal tissue, where the disease originates, can also prevent infection. (more...)
Warren Matches Sanders, Whips Biden, in Latest Fundraising Round Warren Matches Sanders, Whips Biden, in Latest Fundraising Round
- October 05, 2019

During a town hall in San Diego, California, Friday, 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Warren's momentum in the polls, in which she has emerged as a front-runner alongside former Vice President Joe Biden , has been mirrored by a continued rise in small dollar fundraising. (more...)
Virginia sees first vaping-related death as national toll rises to 16 Virginia sees first vaping-related death as national toll rises to 16
- October 05, 2019

Investigators have not linked the illnesses to any specific product or compound, but have pointed to vaping oils containing marijuana ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When health officials from Wisconsin and IL interviewed 86 people in their states who had become ill, nearly everyone said he or she had acquired their THC cartridges illegally - either from friends, family members or drug dealers. (more...)
Vaping illnesses growing in North Dakota Vaping illnesses growing in North Dakota
- October 04, 2019

NY state, MI and Rhode Island have all banned the sale of flavored vaping products. Sadly, twelve deaths have been confirmed in ten states. The age breakdown of the patients is as follows: Under 18 years of age (4) 18 to 34 years of age (11); 35 years of age and older (3). (more...)
Red meat unhealthy? Maybe not, after all Red meat unhealthy? Maybe not, after all
- October 02, 2019

The new research is unsurprisingly proving divisive among scientists as its conclusions seem strangely at odds with the vast number of general nutritional recommendations suggesting health benefits for eating less red and processed meat . (more...)
GM tells striking workers they will continue to get coverage GM tells striking workers they will continue to get coverage
- September 29, 2019

In the letter he states that GM said , "GM has chosen to work with our providers to keep all benefits fully in place for striking hourly employees", dated September 26. One plant and part of another have been closed in Canada. By reinstating the health insurance, many speculate that GM is hoping that GM workers may be able to forgive the company and accept any compromise deal. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren says selfies are the 'most fun' part of campaigning Elizabeth Warren says selfies are the 'most fun' part of campaigning
- September 22, 2019

Warren is known for being straightforward and was extremely evasive when asked that question, and we've seen that repeatedly". During her appearance, the 1/1024th Native American was asked whether she would raise taxes on the middle class if, God forbid, she were to win the White House. (more...)
The FDA has opened a criminal investigation into vaping The FDA has opened a criminal investigation into vaping
- September 22, 2019

It is unclear what any of the people who have died were vaping. "We weren't expecting a big clinical signal because they've only been really popular since 2010 or 2012", said Dr. PHOTO: In this August 28, 2019, photo a man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette in Portland, Maine. But no single substance or compound has been linked to all of the cases so far. (more...)
Photo emerges of Trudeau in brownface Photo emerges of Trudeau in brownface
- September 20, 2019

In his press conference, Trudeau mentioned another blackface incident and, by the end of the night, reporters had found photos . The first being his decision to dress up as Aladdin at an " Arabian Nights "-themed party by putting on brownface during his tenure as a teacher at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver in 2001". (more...)
Related illnesses increase to 530, CDC says Related illnesses increase to 530, CDC says
- September 20, 2019

The agency isn't targeting individuals for their personal use of controlled substances through the investigation, according to Mitch Zeller, the director of FDA's Center for Tobacco Products. Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that its Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) has been working in parallel to investigate the supply chain and identify what is making people sick. (more...)
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...)

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