Two Infected With West Nile Virus In First Cases Of 2018

Dozens of states are reporting a boom in cases of people contracting West Nile Virus . That includes the two in Waterloo region, one in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health coverage area and one in Perth county . Dawn and dusk: Mosquitoes... More..

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First case of West Nile virus found in Ada County
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

First case of West Nile virus found in Ada County

This follows last week's positive test result in Woodstock. "Over the past few weeks, West Nile virus activity has been on the rise across Ontario", Lyttle said in a release. According to an announcement fr...More..

Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status

Breast milk is made of fats, sugars, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and enzymes and is created to promote brain and body growth. Three in every five children are not breastfed in the first hour o...More..

Copy-Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Copy-Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee

Passaic and Union counties are the only ones in the state that have yet to receive a positive test in 2018. West Nile virus, spread by the bite of an infected mosquito, can affect a person's nervous system. D...More..

'No evidence' Toronto shooter connected to Islamic State, police say
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

'No evidence' Toronto shooter connected to Islamic State, police say

An autopsy on Hussain was expected Tuesday. Toronto Police are still trying to understand what caused the 29-year-old who worked in a Loblaws grocery store to go on the killing spree. Mourners could be seen...More..

CVS apologizes to transgender woman for prescription denial
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

CVS apologizes to transgender woman for prescription denial

Although Hall acknowledged that CVS had received a ideal score from the Human Rights Campaign for its policies related to LGBTQ equality ― a fact also touted in the company's statement ― she said "measures sh...More..

Dane County bird tests positive for West Nile virus
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dane County bird tests positive for West Nile virus

About half of the mosquitoes, 26 of 55, collected from traps around town this week were Culex tarsalis, which can carry and transmit West Nile, he said. Officials also recommend wearing long sleeves and trouser...More..

Chinese drug maker recalls valsartan products in USA over impurity
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Chinese drug maker recalls valsartan products in USA over impurity

Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare, Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. are the three companies recalling valsartan. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a voluntary recall of...More..

Man dies after eating raw oysters tainted with 'flesh-eating' bacteria
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Man dies after eating raw oysters tainted with 'flesh-eating' bacteria

The restaurant where the oyster was served was not immediately identified. The Florida Department of Health told the Sun Sentinel that the oyster was contaminated with the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus , a...More..

'It's Called Trump Derangement Syndrome!': Trump Defends Putin Summit, Slams 'Haters'
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

'It's Called Trump Derangement Syndrome!': Trump Defends Putin Summit, Slams 'Haters'

Clearly, the internet isn't buying it. "The President's going to meet with his team and we'll let you know when we have an announcement on that", she said. After Wednesday's events, the White House sought to ...More..

National Hot Dog Day 2018: The deals on Staten Island
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

National Hot Dog Day 2018: The deals on Staten Island

Snag one in honor of National Hot Dog Day and use it for your Labor Day cookout. Once you're registered, scan the app in store and enjoy your free hot dog. Those in Bethesda can grab a free dog by simply down...More..

Dwayne Johnson sings, drinks tequila, talks about running for office
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Dwayne Johnson sings, drinks tequila, talks about running for office

The truth is, I had a bit of an existential crisis after watching " Skyscraper ", and I may get on a soapbox for a moment during this review. "As a matter of fact, John is going to star in one of my movies that...More..

Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition

That's because on Tuesday, CMS announced another major cutback to its health insurance counseling program. Risk adjustment payments are meant to reduce the incentives for insurers to cherry-pick healthy c...More..

Put The Honey Smacks Down, CDC Warns After Salmonella Outbreak
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Put The Honey Smacks Down, CDC Warns After Salmonella Outbreak

The first cases were reported in March and the most recent ones on July 2. The statement said salmonella strains had been found in both unopened and leftover samples of Honey Smacks at several locations....More..

World Health Organization got Trumped over breastfeeding resolution
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

World Health Organization got Trumped over breastfeeding resolution

The Department of Health and Human Services, which was the lead agency for the U.S.in these negotiations, did not speak directly to the accusation of threats. The Trump administration also denied that USA o...More..

Trump officials cut funding for ObamaCare outreach groups
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Trump officials cut funding for ObamaCare outreach groups

The Trump administration said Saturday it's freezing payments under an "Obamacare" program that protects insurers with sicker patients from financial losses, a move expected to add to premium increases next...More..

Democrats' total war against Kavanaugh proves they hate the Constitution
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Democrats' total war against Kavanaugh proves they hate the Constitution

Trump on Monday chose Kavanaugh, who sits on the Federal Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia Circuit, to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy . "Rehnquist's dissenting opinion [in Roe ...] stat...More..

Two dozen more confirmed in parasite outbreak linked to Del Monte
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Two dozen more confirmed in parasite outbreak linked to Del Monte

The recalled products were distributed to the following stores: Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket, and Peapod. Osterholm , a food-borne disease expe...More..

Red-state Democrats turn down White House invitation to Supreme Court announcement
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Red-state Democrats turn down White House invitation to Supreme Court announcement

Circuit Court of Appeals, was still IN contention but that the Republican president had been asking more questions about the other two, who have more extensive judicial records. Democrats see the seat being v...More..

Variation in Genetic Testing Rates Seen for Patients with Breast Cancer
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Variation in Genetic Testing Rates Seen for Patients with Breast Cancer

He said that physicians will have to make the choice between HPV testing and co-testing based on cost-effectiveness studies and their own discretion, while continuing to improve outreach for underserved and ina...More..

There's an Insane New Hot Dog-Eating World Record
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

There's an Insane New Hot Dog-Eating World Record

Back then, victor Jason Schechter finished off 14 hot dogs to claim the title of champion, a fraction of what today's competitors manage to finish. Organizers for the contest say new judges will be used nex...More..

Woman gets fish pedicure which causes her toenails to fall out
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Woman gets fish pedicure which causes her toenails to fall out

Though it does not meet the legal definition of a pedicure , the practice of sticking your feet into a tub filled with diminutive omnivorous fish from the species Garra rufa has been a popular spa serv...More..

Coffee is good for you, more science shows
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Coffee is good for you, more science shows

A population-based study that included people ages 38 to 73 drew an association between coffee and health, meaning that coffee might not be the cause of longevity , just a coincidental factor. So there you h...More..

Amazon acquires PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers medicine to your door
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Amazon acquires PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers medicine to your door

Bloomberg reported it to be $1 billion, citing a person it said was familiar with the matter. The deal is expected to close during the second half of 2018. Some analysts played down the immediate threat. The ...More..

Flight attendants exposed to greater risk of cancers
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Flight attendants exposed to greater risk of cancers

This includes breast (3.4% of flight crew compared with 2.3% in the general population), uterine (0.15% compared with 0.13%), cervical (1.0% compared with 0.70%), gastrointestinal (0.47% compared with 0.27%), a...More..

GW Pharma's Epidiolex Becomes First Cannabis-Based FDA-Approved Drug (NASDAQ:GWPH)
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

GW Pharma's Epidiolex Becomes First Cannabis-Based FDA-Approved Drug (NASDAQ:GWPH)

It comes from a proprietary strain of cannabis grown by GW that has been bred to have high levels of CBD and low levels of THC, the component that does make people high. Epidiolex, produced by GW Research Ltd.,...More..

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Joel Dudley , director of the Institute for Next Generation Healthcare at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the paper's senior author, said the study could potentially translate to the ident...More..

With mask on face thousands join PM Modi for world yoga celebration
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

With mask on face thousands join PM Modi for world yoga celebration

Practicing yoga regularly keeps oneself calm, mood swings and fatigue would be balanced and the quality of life will be significantly improved. Acting Nepali Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel and Indian Am...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

'Gaming Disorder' classified as a mental health health disorder

You might recall our previous report in late 2017 about the World Health Organization adding gaming addiction in the draft for the revised International Classification of Diseases ( ICD ). Director of WHO's D...More..

Free Food At The Workplace Could Promote Unhealthy Eating Habits, Study Finds
by | Friday, June 15, 2018

Free Food At The Workplace Could Promote Unhealthy Eating Habits, Study Finds

Results were presented at the American Society for Nutrition's annual meeting in Boston. Whether it's your co-workers bringing in bagels on Fridays, donuts for someone's birthday, or just a vending machine crav...More..