Medicine


West Nile virus confirmed in 5 Louisville residents West Nile virus confirmed in 5 Louisville residents
- September 29, 2018

Louis Encephalitis", Department of Health Palm Beach County Director Dr. Alina Alonso said in a news release. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness announced Thursday that the Kentucky Department for Public Health had confirmed a handful of local cases. (more...)
People Died Of Flu Last Winter In U.S. People Died Of Flu Last Winter In U.S.
- September 29, 2018

According to the CDC , flu strains change every year and so vaccines must change to combat them. Adams said that some effectiveness provided by taking the vaccine was better than no protection at all. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. Only the 2009 swine flu pandemic, which killed 358 children, was worse since health authorities began tracking child deaths from flu 14 years ago. (more...)
Aetna sells Medicare business as it eyes close of CVS deal
- September 29, 2018

The insurer has a well-established Medicaid business, serving almost three million people in the government safety net health plan, but it has been increasingly focused on growing its membership in Medicare plans for seniors. For its part, CVS has held that its Aetna acquisition would not harm competition. Aetna will continue providing administrative services for the Part D business through 2019, a full year after WellCare takes them over. (more...)
Amazon Alexa outage: Voice-activated devices are down in United Kingdom and beyond Amazon Alexa outage: Voice-activated devices are down in United Kingdom and beyond
- September 29, 2018

The digital blackout began at around 0800 United Kingdom time and though it appeared to be recovering by 09.30, some folk - including Reg staffers - were still experiencing service failures at the time of writing. Overall, the changes are physical with the Echo Dot, which Amazon claims is its best-selling smart speaker in the country which is understandable. "Can someone come and turn my lights off. (more...)
Health officials working to make flu shot more effective Health officials working to make flu shot more effective
- September 29, 2018

During the past two flu seasons, the nasal spray was not recommended due to concern about its effectiveness. To find a location to get a flu shot in your community, check with your health care provider or local health department. Even if you miss that deadline, it's still helpful to get vaccinated as the virus is known to hang around as late as May. Flu is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh can’t stop shouting ‘I like beer’ at his hearing today Brett Kavanaugh can’t stop shouting ‘I like beer’ at his hearing today
- September 29, 2018

Klobuchar added later that she doesn't like "living in an evidence-free zone", without testimony from contemporaries of Kavanaugh and Ford. "I drank beer with my friends". Klobuchar made the comment on "CBS This Morning", after Kavanaugh in his emotional testimony the day before turned the tables on Klobuchar in an exchange focused on his past drinking habits. (more...)
Mediterranean Diet Helps Lower Depression Risk Mediterranean Diet Helps Lower Depression Risk
- September 29, 2018

Their study, published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry , found eating lots of saturated fat, sugar and processed food increases a person's depression risk. Around one in 10 people in the United Kingdom suffer from depression at some point in their lives. The new findings suggest a person's diet can help treat and prevent the disease. (more...)
World's first human case of rat disease discovered in Hong Kong World's first human case of rat disease discovered in Hong Kong
- September 29, 2018

It was not previously known the disease could be passed from rats to humans. "We don't know if in future there will be a serious outbreak of the rat Hepatitis E virus in Hong Kong", he said. The team believes the most important control measure would be to limit the rat population and ensure there is no rubbish for rats to feed on. There was no prior evidence the rodent strain could be transmitted to humans. (more...)
Trump admits influence of allegations against him Trump admits influence of allegations against him
- September 29, 2018

And as the nine-hour marathon wrapped up, Mr Trump weighed in to stand by his man. "Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him", he tweeted, minutes after the hearing adjourned. In fact, it's the White House that would have to ask the FBI to investigate. Flake for Federal Bureau of Investigation resources to examine allegations by college professor Christine Blasey Ford that the nominee tried to rape her when the two were teenagers. (more...)
Allegan County Man Dies From West Nile Virus Allegan County Man Dies From West Nile Virus
- September 29, 2018

The agency did not disclose any details about the victim in reporting the death Monday. No cases involving humans or horses or mosquito-pools were reported in Daviess County so far this year. There have been no deaths from West Nile in 2018. Other symptoms in horses range from depression, loss of appetite and fever to severe neurologic signs such as incoordination, weakness, inability to rise, and hypersensitivity to touch or sound. (more...)
New Florence flooding forecasts are good news for South Carolina New Florence flooding forecasts are good news for South Carolina
- September 29, 2018

Landsat 8, a satellite operated jointly by NASA and the US Geological Survey, scoped out residential areas and rivers from space after Hurricane Florence dumped an estimated 8 trillion gallons of rain between September 13 and 17, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh. (more...)
Kavanaugh vote heads to Senate, but Republican pushes for Federal Bureau of Investigation probe Kavanaugh vote heads to Senate, but Republican pushes for Federal Bureau of Investigation probe
- September 28, 2018

Tester also said he has "deep concerns about the allegations of sexual assault against Judge Kavanaugh ". Americans followed the hours of testimony and subsequent questions from their homes, in their cars, in offices and in classrooms. "This is a lifetime appointment", Gov. Phil Scott said. Mr. Kavanaugh's opening statement was indeed forceful and aggressive , calling his confirmation process a "national disgrace" and lamenting the Democrats' clear political hit job. (more...)
Congo says Ebola efforts can resume after deadly attack World News Congo says Ebola efforts can resume after deadly attack World News
- September 28, 2018

And despite evidence of the health risks it carries, global consumption of alcohol is predicted to rise in the next 10 years. The response to the outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is at a critical juncture, threatened by worsening insecurity, mistrust from affected communities, and extension into previously unaffected areas. (more...)
Healthcare worker becomes third monkeypox case in England
- September 28, 2018

They were the second case of the rare infection recorded in the United Kingdom after the first was diagnosed just days earlier and involved a resident of Nigeria staying at a naval base in Cornwall who started showing symptoms. Symptoms include fever, muscle aches and rash. The infected patient is being treated in an infection control ward and measures have been taken to stop staff at the hospital having a risk of contacting the disease. (more...)
Syphilis cases in newborn babies reach 20-year high, CDC says Syphilis cases in newborn babies reach 20-year high, CDC says
- September 28, 2018

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report that highlights the ongoing increase in syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia cases throughout the United States, including California and Los Angeles County. (more...)
Watch Brett Kavanaugh's furious, tearful opening statement Watch Brett Kavanaugh's furious, tearful opening statement
- September 28, 2018

Republicans praised Ford's bravery in coming forward, but many of them said her account won't affect their support for Kavanaugh. "But right now there are too many unanswered question [s] to bring the confirmation of Kavanaugh" to "a vote of the Judiciary Committee as scheduled on Friday, much less to a vote of the full Senate". (more...)
Hours after emotional testimony, Republicans push to confirm Kavanaugh Hours after emotional testimony, Republicans push to confirm Kavanaugh
- September 28, 2018

The committee now comprises 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats, leaving little margin for error for Republicans - if just one of them breaks ranks, the nomination will be left in limbo. Feinstein channeled many of Ford's critics and questioned how, so many years later, she could be sure that Kavanaugh committed the attempted assault. (more...)
GOP races to first Kavanaugh vote after hearing from accuser GOP races to first Kavanaugh vote after hearing from accuser
- September 28, 2018

It is not clear if the Republicans will have enough votes for their nominee after the impassioned testimony Thursday when Kavanaugh angrily denied a charge of sexually assaulting Ford at a party in 1982 when they were teenagers. He paused, tried to contain his emotions, then said, "We mean no ill will". Grassley, known inside the Capitol for his quirky, sometimes shouting manner, served as the only Republican spokesman inside the hearing room until the late-afternoon shift. (more...)
Mediterranean Diet Reduces The Risks of Depression, According to Scientists Mediterranean Diet Reduces The Risks of Depression, According to Scientists
- September 28, 2018

An anti-inflammatory diet should be followed to reduce the risk of depression, the lead author of the study Dr. Camille Lassale told British daily The Guardian . They said their findings showed that a diet low in saturated fat, sugar and processed food was linked with a 24 per cent reduced risk of developing depression over the next five to 12 years. (more...)
Ford testimony 'credible,' a 'disaster for Republicans' Ford testimony 'credible,' a 'disaster for Republicans'
- September 28, 2018

It was in this setting, she said , where she met Brett Kavanaugh , "the boy who sexually assaulted me". Mark Judge was Kavanaugh's classmate at the all-male Catholic private school, Georgetown Preparatory. Mitchell led Ford through a detailed recollection of the events she says occurred on the day of the alleged incident. She began by expressing sympathy for Ford, who'd said she was "terrified" to testify. (more...)
Handwritten note on Kavanaugh, Ford hearing room table: 'Good luck, Dr. Ford'
- September 28, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford , testifies before the US Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill September 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. Later, she told Sen. Later, she told Senator Dick Durbin that her certainty was "100%". Ms Mitchell led Ms Ford through a detailed recollection of the events she says occurred on the day of the alleged incident. (more...)
An ancient retrovirus is associated with addiction to drugs An ancient retrovirus is associated with addiction to drugs
- September 28, 2018

They discovered that Persons Who Inject Drugs (PWID) were found to more frequently have a specific HK2 that lives close to RASGRF2, and that the pathogenic burden of addictive behaviors can potentially be caused by HK2 integrations because HK2 manipulates nearby genes. (more...)
Weight Watchers sized up after rebranding Weight Watchers sized up after rebranding
- September 27, 2018

What we desire is to be a associate in well being sustainably."The sweeping adjustments are the most fresh efforts by the firm to resolve the momentum it obtained after media magnate Oprah Winfrey purchased a 10 p.c stake in the firm in 2015". (more...)
Study links restricting screen time for kids to higher mental performance Study links restricting screen time for kids to higher mental performance
- September 27, 2018

The research, involving more than 4,500 children in the USA, found only one in 20 met daily guidelines of nine to 11 hours of sleep , one hour of physical activity and limited screen-time. While the observational study captured a snapshot of a child's cognitive abilities, and only showed an association between reduced screen time and higher mental performance, it did not establish a causal link, according to the the BBC. (more...)
Guelph researcher uses 3D printing to replace most of dog's skull Guelph researcher uses 3D printing to replace most of dog's skull
- September 27, 2018

Surgeons removed a large cancerous tumour growing on her skull and replaced it with a 3-D printed custom implant that surgeons fitted in place "like a puzzle piece" in a pioneering operation. They then mapped out where a 3D printed replacement would fit, complete with the location of holes for screws to hold it in place. "She was asleep for about five hours, and within about half an hour after surgery, Patches was alert and looking around". (more...)
Two Paralyzed Patients Able To Walk Again Thanks To Spine Implant Two Paralyzed Patients Able To Walk Again Thanks To Spine Implant
- September 27, 2018

It might be that the spinal cord can act on its own, nearly completely without signals from the brain , Harkema told NBC News. If that's the case, the brain likely is sending signals to re-stimulated nerves farther down the spinal cord that are specifically tied to walking, said Dr. (more...)
Monkeypox infects United Kingdom health worker; country's third case this month
- September 27, 2018

PHE have refused to say how many patients were treated by the healthcare worker before the disease was detected but say they are now tracing those affected. "It is therefore not wholly unexpected that a case has been identified", he said. PHE previously said it was also trying to contact passengers who were near the first patient on the flight to the UK. (more...)
WHO concerned about Ebola in Congo WHO concerned about Ebola in Congo
- September 27, 2018

WHO's operations in Beni , where work to control the outbreak is centered, are "in effect suspended" following a weekend attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels that killed at least 18 people, Salama said. Local public health officials warned the unrest will have a "considerable impact" on the Ebola outbreak. "An added complication here is that some of these fighters may have been exposed to Ebola, and yet they'll be even more hard to track down than ordinary civilians". (more...)
Vikings fear for star who allegedly threatened hotel shooting Vikings fear for star who allegedly threatened hotel shooting
- September 26, 2018

On Saturday, the report said, Griffen caused a disturbance at the Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis, entered a teammate's house briefly before running away, and jumped out of a moving ambulance taking him to a hospital "because he was in fear that someone was going to shoot him". (more...)
PM Modi to launch ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme from Jharkhand today PM Modi to launch ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme from Jharkhand today
- September 25, 2018

NDTV is one of the leaders in the production and broadcasting of un-biased and comprehensive news and entertainment programmes in India and overseas. Health ministry said it had received 16,000 applications for hospital empanelment and almost 3500 arogya mitras had been trained to help patients. (more...)