Medical


The US is the worst among these OECD countries for child mortality The US is the worst among these OECD countries for child mortality
- January 08, 2018

Ashish Thakrar. Yet for the past 50 years, it's had the highest child mortality rate of any other wealthy nation, and some researchers say it's all due to poverty. Compared with teens in the other wealthy nations, American teens were twice as likely to die from motor vehicle crashes and 82 times more likely to die from gun violence. (more...)
E. Coli breakout linked to romaine lettuce E. Coli breakout linked to romaine lettuce
- January 08, 2018

So far, authorities in Canada have pointed to Romaine lettuce as the likely source of the infection, while authorities in the United States are still now conducting an investigation that includes interviewing the infected people to determine the meals they consumed in the week prior to the onset of the illness. (more...)
TX woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria from oysters; friends, family speak out TX woman dies of flesh-eating bacteria from oysters; friends, family speak out
- January 08, 2018

According to the CDC, the bacteria can be contracted in brackish water and from eating raw seafood. Most infections happen between May and October and common symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, fever and chills. Most people who contract Vibrosis can recover after about three days. Reflecting on her partner and the life they shared, Bergquist said, "She was a great person, laughed a lot, loved her family, loved her dad". (more...)
Exercise routine 'should be prescription for life to reverse heart risk' Exercise routine 'should be prescription for life to reverse heart risk'
- January 08, 2018

Such are the findings of a two-year study conducted by the Dallas-based Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, a collaboration between UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. One or two days featuring 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise. - Each interval session was followed by a recovery session performed at relatively low intensity. (more...)
Red Cross issues urgent plea for blood donors Red Cross issues urgent plea for blood donors
- January 08, 2018

An American Red Cross Blood Donation Center is located at 4737 University Dr.in Durham. This is in addition to the annual lull in donations due to busy holiday schedules, and a significant outbreak of the flu which prevents donors from coming in. (more...)
Avoid romaine lettuce during E. coli outbreak Avoid romaine lettuce during E. coli outbreak
- January 08, 2018

Following on from the news of the connection between romaine lettuce and the E. coli bacteria, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are presently investigating the cause of the infection in 13 states. The CDC added that it is "unable to recommend" that the public avoid any specific foods while their investigation is still ongoing. The CDC said information will be released as it is available. (more...)
Boil water advisory issued for Inman Mills community Boil water advisory issued for Inman Mills community
- January 08, 2018

Saturday that water main breaks were causing outages and the pressure problems. Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for bacteria into the water system. The recommended one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. "As an alternative, you may use bottled water". - Many restaurants and businesses in Fayetteville closed early Saturday night due to low water pressure and a boil water advisory. (more...)
Rohingya insurgents say they have no option but to fight Myanmar Rohingya insurgents say they have no option but to fight Myanmar
- January 08, 2018

In response, the army mounted a brutal crackdown in which hundreds of Rohingya villages have reportedly been burned down, prompting over 650,000 Muslim villagers to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh. Myanmar and Bangladesh have been discussing a plan to repatriate Rohingya refugees but more insecurity in Myanmar is likely to raise doubts about how quickly that might take place. (more...)
Romaine lettuce is likely source of E. coli outbreak in California Romaine lettuce is likely source of E. coli outbreak in California
- January 08, 2018

According to the CDC spokeswoman, there is not enough evidence at this time to indicate the sources of the illness in the U.S. A similar outbreak in Canada was traced to romaine lettuce. Consumer Reports says people should stop eating romaine lettuce until the cause of the outbreak is identified and the tainted product is removed from store shelves. (more...)
Packed ERs, deaths as flu hits state hard Packed ERs, deaths as flu hits state hard
- January 08, 2018

Although vaccines are the best method of protection, they are not 100 percent effective, according to Virginia Department of Health officials. Nearly 30 people under the age of 65 have died from the flu since the season started in October. Some health care officials think that there is an uptick in flu cases because the season started earlier. In addition, in December, people already had the flu and they were traveling back home. (more...)
Uber re-launches Auto service in India Uber re-launches Auto service in India
- January 08, 2018

It had started the service in 2014 in Bengaluru and Chennai and moved on to cities like New Delhi, Indore, Bhubaneshwar and Coimbatore. To expand transportation choices for our riders, we are excited to launch uberAUTO in Bengaluru and Pune, " a spokesperson said. (more...)
NDMC to seal 30 restaurants in Khan Market, accused misuse of land NDMC to seal 30 restaurants in Khan Market, accused misuse of land
- January 08, 2018

Khan Market has been under the scanner for allegedly not following fire safety rules as a majority of the restaurants do not have clearance from the fire department, said a report. At least, nine restaurants in central Delhi's Connaught Place may lose their licence for violation of fire safety norms, with the NDMC issuing show cause notices to them. (more...)
Anti-impotence gel manufactured from nitroglycerin may be better than Viagra Anti-impotence gel manufactured from nitroglycerin may be better than Viagra
- January 08, 2018

And it's no wonder the gel has had explosive results in the bedroom as it also contains nitroglycerin - something normally found in explosives. The rub-on gel works by releasing a nitric oxide gas when rubbed in to widen tiny blood vessels - increasing the blood flow to the penis. (more...)
Flu hotspots map shows 'very high' reports in Chichester and Bognor Flu hotspots map shows 'very high' reports in Chichester and Bognor
- January 08, 2018

Over the weekend previously untouched Perthshire, Inverness, Preston, Glasgow and Midlothian were struck by the virus. On Friday, Scotland was nearly totally unaffected by the bug but now every areas has reported cases as the country becomes engulfed. (more...)
South Texas in desperate need of blood donors as supplies run low South Texas in desperate need of blood donors as supplies run low
- January 08, 2018

Every blood donation can be a life-saver for people in hospitals across the state, Michigan Blood stated. Officials say it is especially necessary in emergencies when a blood type isn't known. Saturday, Jan. 13 at Tio's Mexican Restaurant, West Grant and Indian Meridian. Snow and bad weather are significantly impacting Michigan Blood's ability to collect blood, both due to canceled blood drives and donors who feel it unsafe driving in bad conditions. (more...)
Possible Hepatitis A exposure at West Jordan 7-Eleven Possible Hepatitis A exposure at West Jordan 7-Eleven
- January 08, 2018

In 2015, almost 2,800 cases of hepatitis A was found across 50 states, reported the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention . Health officials announced Sunday that some customers at a West Jordan 7-Eleven should contact the health department to receive an injection to prevent hepatitis A. (more...)
Emergency Department Taskforce To Discuss Hospital Overcrowding Emergency Department Taskforce To Discuss Hospital Overcrowding
- January 08, 2018

And the health service is probably the most complex there is. This morning in Temple Street Children's Hospital there are five children on trolleys , while in Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin there are three children without a bed. (more...)
Having full English breakfast during pregnancy may boost babies' IQ, says study Having full English breakfast during pregnancy may boost babies' IQ, says study
- January 08, 2018

However, the great British fry-up is not normally associated with good health but egg yolks and lean red meat, such as some bacon, are rich in choline . Scientists recorded how long it look each baby to look towards an image on the edge of a computer screen to see how long it took them to produce a motor response. (more...)
Trump book author says his revelations will bring down United States president
- January 08, 2018

A sign posted at the door of Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe in Washington , D.C., announced that Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House was already sold out on Friday. over their Russia-related activities . "I think one of the interesting effects of the book so far is a very clear emperor-has-no-clothes effect", Wolff said in an interview broadcast today . (more...)
No. 22 Razorbacks Fall On The Road To Auburn No. 22 Razorbacks Fall On The Road To Auburn
- January 08, 2018

The Tigers shot 51.7 percent (30-of-58) from the field and 55 percent (11-of-20) from three-point range. Auburn (13-1, 1-0 SEC) hosts No. 22 Arkansas (11-3, 1-1 SEC) on Saturday night. "We've still got to train, we've got to stay out of foul trouble, we've got to get back in transition against Arkansas". "Everyone thinks that's all we do is press", Anderson said. (more...)
And Jasper Co. School Districts to have two-hour delays on Monday And Jasper Co. School Districts to have two-hour delays on Monday
- January 08, 2018

Chatham County Schools will be closed Monday. Only 240-day employees are to report on a two-hour delay, conditions permitting. Earlier in the day Georgetown County schools announced their delayed schedule due to extremely low temperatures and ice on side streets and secondary roads, according to a release. (more...)
County Health Department Encourages Flu Shots Following Increased Reports of Influenza County Health Department Encourages Flu Shots Following Increased Reports of Influenza
- January 08, 2018

Researchers say it's the result of a mutation in the strain as the vaccine was being developed, making it anywhere from 15 to 30 percent effective against the strain. Symptoms of flu include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue. "I always tell people, if you have symptoms above the neck, alone, that's probably a cold", she said. (more...)
With nor'easter gone, East braces for risky arctic temperatures With nor'easter gone, East braces for risky arctic temperatures
- January 08, 2018

The core of the coldest air will swing through the Northeast by Saturday morning as wind chills approach minus 50 in New England. On Saturday subzero wind chills are expected for millions from ME to North Carolina. Boston broke its record for its highest tide on Thursday, beating an old record from 1978, the National Weather Service said. The most snow from the storm fell in Bangor, Maine, with 18.3 inches. (more...)
BBC accused of breaking law as Carrie Gracie quits over pay BBC accused of breaking law as Carrie Gracie quits over pay
- January 08, 2018

Carrie Gracie, who has been the BBC's China Editor since 2013, claimed the corporation is "breaking equality law" in its dealings with staff, and adopting a "bunker mentality" which is failing to address the significant pay gap. Citing her own experience, she said she was being paid 33% less than male global editors, and has since turned down an "unequal pay rise". She wrote: "For far too long, a secretive and illegal BBC pay culture has inflicted dishonourable choices on those who enforce it". (more...)
Trump administration moves to expand offshore Trump administration moves to expand offshore
- January 08, 2018

Hours after President Donald Trump's administration unveiled plans to massively expand offshore drilling , California lawmakers announced they'll re-introduce legislation to block the federal government from doing so ― at least near their shores. (more...)
Teachers' Aide Pleads Guilty to Dozens of Child Sex Abuse Charges Teachers' Aide Pleads Guilty to Dozens of Child Sex Abuse Charges
- January 08, 2018

Carlos Deangelo Bell , 30, of Waldorf, Maryland, was arrested for the sexual assault of several boys while he was an instructional assistant and track coach in Charles County, according to officials. According to the sheriff's office, an investigation began in December after a high school student's parent raised concerns about "electronic messages" from Bell to her child. (more...)
Man arrested after skeleton found in California backyard Man arrested after skeleton found in California backyard
- January 08, 2018

Sager is being held without bail at the Sacramento County Main Jail and is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday. On Dec. 26, 2017, sheriff's deputies responded to the 6200 block of Dundee Drive after receiving a call that human remains were found in a backyard. (more...)
Omoku Massacre: Suspected mastermind killed in Enugu Omoku Massacre: Suspected mastermind killed in Enugu
- January 08, 2018

The January 1, 2018 killing of 23 people returning from church in Omoku, Rivers State, shocked Nigerians with President Muhammadu Buhari ordering that those involved be identified and appropriately dealt with. "One of them died on the spot while the other two who sustained gunshot wounds eventually died while being evacuated for medical attention". Efforts made through several phone calls to the Spokesman of 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, to confirm the development ... (more...)
NEMA evacuates 5037 Nigerians from Libya NEMA evacuates 5037 Nigerians from Libya
- January 08, 2018

Almost 1,300 Nigerian migrants were brought home from Libya last November - nearly twice as many as in the previous month, the head of Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency said in December. "I want to assure you that you will not be abandoned". Onyeama admitted there had been difficulties in identifying the number of Nigerians in Libya, as many were undocumented or in detention centres not controlled by the authorities. (more...)
Jeff Sessions' Reversal of Obama-era Marijuana Policy Threatens Legalized Sales
- January 07, 2018

But Henry Wykowski, a San Francisco attorney who represents leaders in the marijuana industry, said Sessions' action would encourage lawlessness. "In the short term, this news will further scare away investors, which will, in turn, slow down cannabis entrepreneurship", said Nicolas Ruiz, co-founder of Cloudponics, a San Francisco startup whose technology can be used to grow marijuana. (more...)