Medical


Romeo the frog finds his Juliette Romeo the frog finds his Juliette
- January 16, 2019

Given the success of last year's Valentine's Day appeal, when $25,000 was raised to help fund expeditions into the forests, conservationists have chose to make February 14 the day of Romeo's blind date with Juliet. The Sehuencas water frog ( Telmatobius yuracare ) is a species of frog that occurs in the eastern Andes of Bolivia at 2,000-3,000 metres (6,561-9,842 feet) above sea level. (more...)
Baby hears sister for first time and our hearts can't take it Baby hears sister for first time and our hearts can't take it
- January 16, 2019

It was her impromptu laughter that brought her mother to tears as her big sister Halie called out to her. The moment was followed by more excitement and giggling from Scarlet. Scarlet was not able to hear clearly, so her parents were not sure if she would be able to communicate like others. Benjamin shared the video of Scarlet hearing for the first time on Facebook, where it garnered 188,000 views. (more...)
Rand Paul heading to Canada for hernia surgery Rand Paul heading to Canada for hernia surgery
- January 15, 2019

While building a career on promoting the libertarian myth of what Paul and others like to call the "free market", the " irony of it " was just too rich that he would travel to Canada, which enjoys a socialized, single-payer healthcare system, to have the procedure performed. (more...)
CDC: Greater than six million individuals have had flu this season CDC: Greater than six million individuals have had flu this season
- January 14, 2019

It was the worst flu season in decades. A 3-year-old girl died of the flu in suburban Chicago on December 22, marking the state's first pediatric flu death of the season. "Calculations are based on adjusted rates of laboratory-confirmed, influenza-associated hospitalizations collected through a surveillance network that covers approximately 8.5 percent of the US population, or about 27 million people", the CDC said. (more...)
Vicky Kaushal overwhelmed by 'Uri' success Vicky Kaushal overwhelmed by 'Uri' success
- January 14, 2019

It also features Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. The film had an occupancy report of 20-25% on the day of its release. The " Raazi " star, who plays the role of an army officer in the Aditya Dhar directorial, shows off his action avatar with hard-hitting dialogues, the spirit of patriotism and daring stunts, full of intensity and aggression. (more...)
Flu season poised to be milder than last year's Flu season poised to be milder than last year's
- January 13, 2019

Although health officials closely track the flu every year, this is the first time the CDC has provided estimates on the number of flu illnesses in the midst of flu season , the agency said in a statement released today (Jan. The burden of the flu is falling heavily on young children this year - an age group that traditionally shows low vaccination rates , Canadian doctors say. (more...)
Eat more dietary fibre to lower risk of non-communicable diseases Eat more dietary fibre to lower risk of non-communicable diseases
- January 13, 2019

This resulted in 13 fewer deaths and six fewer cases of coronary heart disease in every 1000 people. In this study, the team has analyzed about 185 observational studies and have conducted about 58 clinical trials that involve 4,635 adult participants. (more...)
Government urged to step up action to increase mental health staff numbers Government urged to step up action to increase mental health staff numbers
- January 13, 2019

The chronic underfunding of NHS services for children and the lack of services means children are being poorly served by the NHS. The Scottish Government is committed to improving mental health across Scotland and has introduced a 10-year strategy to improve access to services. (more...)
URI: The Surgical Strike, The Accidental Prime Minister get a good start URI: The Surgical Strike, The Accidental Prime Minister get a good start
- January 13, 2019

Two of the most highly-anticipated films, The Accidental Prime Minister and Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike , released on 11 January. On the other hand, Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam's action film Uri: The Surgical Strike amassed Rs 8.20 crore on its first day, with a possibility of an upward growth during the weekend. (more...)
A New Budget For California A New Budget For California
- January 13, 2019

It appears he can have his cake and eat it too because he's projecting a massive $21.5 billion surplus - far beyond anything the state has seen in almost 20 years - as California collects more in taxes than predicted and growth slows for Medi-Cal, which provides health care for low-income people. (more...)
Healthcare guaranteed for all New Yorkers, says Bill de Blasio Healthcare guaranteed for all New Yorkers, says Bill de Blasio
- January 13, 2019

His theme was Fairest Big City, and by fair, the mayor meant fair for the lower 99 percent. Some took the announcements as a sign that de Blasio was preparing to announce his bid for the presidency. "There's plenty of money in this city", the mayor said during his hour-long speech. This office will spearhead the city's anti-harassment initiatives program and "root out the worst landlord abuse". (more...)
Fossilised blue tooth shows Medieval women’s involvement in manuscript production Fossilised blue tooth shows Medieval women’s involvement in manuscript production
- January 12, 2019

After enlisting the help of fellow archaeologists, physicists and historians, they were finally able to identify it as ultramarine, a rare pigment made from the semi-precious mineral known as lapis lazuli. Radiocarbon dating of the skeleton revealed the 45- to 60-year-old woman died between 997 and 1162. It wasn't hard to find a match; most blue pigments used during the Middle Ages contain metal-usually cobalt, copper, or iron. (more...)
CDC: Fatal drug overdoses soaring among middle-aged women CDC: Fatal drug overdoses soaring among middle-aged women
- January 12, 2019

According to CDC, "Interventions to address the rise in drug overdose deaths include implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain , reviewing records of controlled substance prescribing (e.g., prescription drug monitoring programs, health insurance programs), and developing capacity of drug use disorder treatments and linkage to care, especially for middle-aged women with drug use disorders". (more...)
Half of MI medical marijuana users drive while high Half of MI medical marijuana users drive while high
- January 12, 2019

And right now, is no good way to tell how impaired a cannabis user is at any given time. "We know that using marijuana can affect things like your coordination or your reaction time and those are critical functions for driving", study author Erin Bonar. (more...)
Jerry Stiller recovering in hospital after medical 'episode'
- January 11, 2019

The publication said the comedian was eventually cleared by doctors following an evaluation. But friends of the comic have told reporters that he is OK, and is expected to return home within a couple of days. His longtime wife and comedy partner, Anne Meara, died in 2015. Jerry formed a successful comedy duo, Stiller and Meara , with his wife Anna in the 60s and 70s. (more...)
US Cancer Death Rate Drops 27% in 25 Years US Cancer Death Rate Drops 27% in 25 Years
- January 11, 2019

Cancer is still present and specialists predict 1.7 million new cases in 2019 and 600,000 deaths from these diseases. In fact, cancer deaths dropped 27 percent from 1991 to 2016, according to the report . "The good news is that we see fewer racial disparities in cancer mortality than in the past, but the bad news is, we see socioeconomic disparities in cancer mortality". (more...)
Gavin Newsom's First Act as California Governor: More Healthcare for Illegal Aliens Gavin Newsom's First Act as California Governor: More Healthcare for Illegal Aliens
- January 11, 2019

California's wildfire season, always unsafe and frequently deadly, has extended almost year-round amid warming temperatures and extended dry spells. Jerry Brown a year ago. Kate Brown (D) of OR and Jay Inslee (D) of Washington state demanding better wildfire support from President Donald Trump, who has threatened California with " no more Fed payments! ". (more...)
Bizarre Ear Condition Makes Woman Unable to Hear Men's Voices Bizarre Ear Condition Makes Woman Unable to Hear Men's Voices
- January 11, 2019

Reports claim that the woman was suffering from nausea and ringing in her ears the night before she woke up with this conditon. This is the case for a woman from China, whose rare condition means she genuinely can no longer hear the voices of men. (more...)
NHS plan looks incomplete without social care green paper NHS plan looks incomplete without social care green paper
- January 11, 2019

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman. Harrison said the association will work with its members and local pharmacy representatives to ensure that community pharmacies are closely involved as the Integrated Care Systems and Primary Care Networks envisioned in the plan evolve across England, but demanded clarity on funding. (more...)
Duchess Meghan’s brother invites royal couple to his wedding Duchess Meghan’s brother invites royal couple to his wedding
- January 11, 2019

Daily Mail reports that Suits producers are keen on getting Meghan to return to the show for one final episode. Thomas went on to share that while he doesn't "believe that Meghan is trying to hurt her in any shape or form", as he claims he hasn't had any contact with his daughter in months, "I can not call Meghan and say, 'What is going on?" Screaming baby at two in the morning - who would you ask? While on their first overseas tour previous year to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the ... (more...)
U.S. cancer death rate has declined for 25 years U.S. cancer death rate has declined for 25 years
- January 11, 2019

The gradual decline in the number of cancer deaths is largely being driven by "reductions in smoking, but also reflects improvements in treatment for most cancers and earlier detection through screening for some cancers (e.g., breast , cervix, colorectal)" Rebecca Siegel , from the ACS, told Newsweek . (more...)
Clinic boss quits after patient in vegetative state gives birth Clinic boss quits after patient in vegetative state gives birth
- January 11, 2019

In the report, a source told the outlet that staffers didn't know that the woman was pregnant until she went into labor. "And they didn't know what was wrong with her", the source said. "We are aware of this situation and are actively working with local law enforcement in their criminal investigation", the department said in a statement. (more...)
Chocolates, caramels sold nationwide may be contaminated with Hepatitis A Chocolates, caramels sold nationwide may be contaminated with Hepatitis A
- January 11, 2019

Consumers and retailers have been advised to throw away and not to eat the affected sweets purchased after November 14. Risk of infection from consuming the sweets is considered low, but anyone who may have eaten the affected sweets is advised to see their doctor, especially those who haven't been vaccinated against hepatitis A. (more...)
Ryback Addresses Possibility Of Joining The All Elite Wrestling Roster Ryback Addresses Possibility Of Joining The All Elite Wrestling Roster
- January 11, 2019

Chris Jericho is confident that AEW will deliver when it comes to their television deal. In this clip shared by the Busted Open team on Twitter, Jericho talks very openly about there a strong TV deal on the table and says that if the promotion is able to land a deal with one of the networks that he is aware of them being in negotiations with, fans and wrestlers alike will know that All Elite Wrestling is the real deal. (more...)
You Might Think You Have a Food Allergy-But You're Probably Wrong You Might Think You Have a Food Allergy-But You're Probably Wrong
- January 11, 2019

Volunteers were given a list of reactions that signify a true allergy, e.g., hives, lip/tongue swelling, chest tightening, and asked which they had experienced. "That number is high", Gupta tells Amina Zafar of CBC News . Shellfish, milk, peanut, tree nut, and fin fish were the most common allergies (2.9, 1.9, 1.8, 1.2, and 0.9 percent, respectively). (more...)
Having a beer belly linked to having a smaller brain Having a beer belly linked to having a smaller brain
- January 11, 2019

Mark Hamer of Loughborough University , who led the study, said that previous research on whether extra body fat was detrimental to brain size had been inconclusive. "This will need further research but it may be possible that someday regularly measuring BMI and waist-to-hip ratio may help determine brain health". (more...)
New York City mayor announces $100 million health care program New York City mayor announces $100 million health care program
- January 10, 2019

The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Island's Project Hospitality, the Rev. Terry Troia, said she was thrilled by the mayor's plan. Starting immediately, the city will rely on its own public insurance program, known as MetroPlus , to try to attract about 300,000 uninsured residents eligible for coverage. (more...)
FDA warns of chocolate, caramel sweets potentially contaminated with hepatitis A
- January 10, 2019

The sweets were sold exclusively online and through QVC . The FDA said they are working with the company on a voluntary recall of the products. Certain sweets made by a company in Kentucky could be contaminated with hepatitis A, a highly contagious infection that typically affects the liver, the U.S. (more...)
First pediatric flu death reported to NJ Department of Health First pediatric flu death reported to NJ Department of Health
- January 10, 2019

County residents can get vaccinated at doctors' offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and the county's public health centers. "It's a different season, different profile. "So we're probably on track to coming up to more of our peak activity in the next couple of weeks or so". The child - from Central Jersey - died in late December. (more...)
Woman took erectile dysfunction cream by mistake to treat eye condition Woman took erectile dysfunction cream by mistake to treat eye condition
- January 10, 2019

Following the error, experts from Glasgow's Tennent Institute of Ophthalmology are calling for doctors to be more careful when writing prescriptions. But the prescription note was handwritten by her doctor, and the pharmacist supplied an erectile dysfunction cream called Vitaros. (more...)