Medicine


How Alligators Survive in a Frozen Pond How Alligators Survive in a Frozen Pond
- January 12, 2018

Footage taken by an NBC affiliate station showed a handful of the cold-blooded reptiles at the Shallotte River Swamp Park in Ocean Isle Beach breathing through the gaps created with their snouts in a pond frozen by a brutal cold spell ravaging the U.S. (more...)
Giannis Antetokounmpo happily watches Bucks rookie find his vehicle full of popcorn Giannis Antetokounmpo happily watches Bucks rookie find his vehicle full of popcorn
- January 12, 2018

That doesn't mean life is ideal, especially when it comes to a member of his own locker room not knowing that Bucks rookies have responsibilities. Giannis Antetokounmpo chose to prank Bucks rookie Sterling Brown for not fulfilling his rookie duties. (more...)
HP Inc leads PC market amid falling global shipments: Gartner HP Inc leads PC market amid falling global shipments: Gartner
- January 12, 2018

Like IDC, Gartner said the US PC market lagged compared to growth in Asia/Pacific, Japan and Latin America . "There was only a moderate shipment decline in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)", Mikako Kitagawa, Principal Analyst at Gartner, said in a statement. (more...)
EPS for Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) Expected At $1.36
- January 12, 2018

WFG Advisors LP now owns 12,753 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,498,000 after acquiring an additional 2,951 shares in the last quarter. The stock appeared $17.05 above its 52-week highs and is up 6.60% for the last five trades. NYSE:PM Future Profit Jan 12th 18 What this means for you: Since you may have already conducted your due diligence on PM, the overvaluation of the stock may mean it is a good time to reduce your current holdings. (more...)
Massive Winter Storm Is Causing Severe Blood Shortages, Red Cross Says Massive Winter Storm Is Causing Severe Blood Shortages, Red Cross Says
- January 12, 2018

The timing is critical and the need is clear. On Jan. 6, the Town of West Springfield hosted a community blood drive at the Unico building to help spread the word that more blood is needed. 1 in 4 people who enter the hospital actually need a blood transfusion and many patients need blood on a regular basis. It opened as a Red Cross site March 2017. (more...)
Take action now to stop cervical cancer Take action now to stop cervical cancer
- January 12, 2018

It can also be used as a screening test on its own, and, in one recent study, it was almost twice as effective as the Pap test in detecting early cervical cancer. Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $92 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2017. (more...)
Manatee district's graduation rates remain above 80 percent Manatee district's graduation rates remain above 80 percent
- January 12, 2018

The rate is calculated based on the number of students who start as ninth-graders in a school compared with the numbers who graduate four years later, according to the district. "Excelling in high school opens doors to opportunities that provide students long-term benefits, and Florida's steady increase is promising for our state's and students' futures". (more...)
Lebanon's Hurricane Maria migration may be permanent, experts say Lebanon's Hurricane Maria migration may be permanent, experts say
- January 12, 2018

And in Puerto Rico , it's a more important tradition than Santa Claus, and it's warm there. St. Mary's is just one of the hospitals that has seen a shortage in IV bags. "That island has been completely decimated, and it's going to take them decades to restore", he said. Hospitals have been substituting pills for IV-administered drugs when possible, changing dosing schedules or injecting drugs directly into a vein, what's called I.V. (more...)
NHL: Ryan Suter, Devan Dubnyk help Wild beat Blackhawks 2-1 NHL: Ryan Suter, Devan Dubnyk help Wild beat Blackhawks 2-1
- January 12, 2018

Ryan Suter scored the game-winner in the third after Jonas Brodin tied it at 1 in the second. It was the dreaded four-point game, as the Wild leapfrogged the Hawks into the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference with the win. Richard Panik , Patrick Sharp , Jonathan Toews , Nick Schmaltz , and Jan Rutta scored for Chicago in the victory. "I know the Blackhawks and us in the past, it might not be till late March to get your team going as good as you can get to go". (more...)
Cycling does not affect men's sexual health, new study finds
- January 12, 2018

These studies lacked comparison groups and were limited by small sample sizes, they said. For the study the team recruited 2,774 cyclists, 539 swimmers, and 789 runners and asked participants to complete validated questionnaires about sexual health and urinary tract infections (UTIs) and answer questions on genital numbness, saddle sores, and urethral strictures, which is when a scar from swelling, injury or infection blocks or slows the flow of urine in the urethra. (more...)
Dogs can get the flu too! Dogs can get the flu too!
- January 12, 2018

Carotenuto said there is a vaccine for canine influenza, and it is effective. Also avoid contact with dogs imported from Asia, U.S. shelters or ones that travel a lot. Protecting dogs from canine flu is similar to protecting yourself from human flu. "So close contact, sharing items like toys and food bowls will let this virus spread really readily", Weese said. (more...)
You shouldn't feed your dog raw meat. This is why You shouldn't feed your dog raw meat. This is why
- January 12, 2018

Michael Bellingham, Chief Executive of the Pet Food Manufacturers' Association, said: "We have seen a growing interest in raw pet food and we know from our contact with the veterinary profession that vets are getting more questions from pet owners on these diets and how they can feed them safely". (more...)
Florida monkeys are excreting an infectious disease fatal to humans Florida monkeys are excreting an infectious disease fatal to humans
- January 12, 2018

Numerous rhesus macaque monkeys at a Florida state park carry a risky herpes virus that could potentially spread to humans through their excrement, according to a new study. "Herpes B virus infection is extremely rare in people, but when it does occur, it can result in severe brain damage or death if the patient is not treated immediately", CDC spokesman Ian Branam said in a statement. (more...)
Routine hospital appointments to be deferred to ease winter pressures Routine hospital appointments to be deferred to ease winter pressures
- January 12, 2018

Officials have estimated that this could lead to up to 55,000 deferred operations, although cancer operations and time-critical procedures should go ahead as planned, NHS England said. The hospital has also people should dial NHS 111 for advice if they are unsure treatment is needed. On New Year's Eve patients were urged to only call 999 if their situation was "life-threatening" or extremely serious in a desperate bid to ease strain on overloaded paramedic crews. (more...)
State Health Council OKs medical marijuana rules State Health Council OKs medical marijuana rules
- January 12, 2018

The Attorney General's office they expect to have a decision by January 31. Fargo and Grand Forks have been officially named as two of eight regions for medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The Attorney General's office said they're now reviewing the rules. The department on Tuesday released a draft application for potential manufacturers, to give them a head start on the process. (more...)
Hepatitis A exposure possible at food pantry amid outbreak Hepatitis A exposure possible at food pantry amid outbreak
- January 12, 2018

As of January 4, there have been 658 cases in Southeast Michigan. "At this point, we have plenty of Hepatitis A vaccine here at the health department", said Ralph Clegg, UCHD Executive Director. Residents can also contact the Utah County Health Department via phone at 801-851-HEPA (4372) for vaccine information. Packaged foods are not affected, according to the Health Department. (more...)
Breast cancer gene does not boost risk of death Breast cancer gene does not boost risk of death
- January 12, 2018

The study included 2733 women from 127 hospitals in the United Kingdom who had been diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 40 or below. "Women diagnosed with early breast cancer who carry a BRCA mutation are often offered double mastectomies soon after their diagnosis or chemotherapy treatment" compared to non-mutation carriers, study co-author Diana Eccles of the University of Southampton said in a statement. (more...)
Worst flu season in 4 years leads to crammed emergency rooms Worst flu season in 4 years leads to crammed emergency rooms
- January 12, 2018

Austin's emergency rooms have also seen an influx of flu patients. Emergency room visits are at an all-time high as Austin doctors work through what they are calling the worst flu season in four years. Baptist Health System in Birmingham issued a similar flu alert advisory Thursday, warning the community that area hospitals are seeing a "significant surge in flu and other respiratory illness patients" and that emergency departments "have reached maximum capacity". (more...)
Robot duck hopes to help kids with cancer Robot duck hopes to help kids with cancer
- January 12, 2018

Insurance company Aflac unveiled My Special Aflac Duck , a social robot companion resembling its mascot for children with cancer. One of the highlights of attending the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are the robots. "He feels like he hurts all the time". And because children going through cancer have a hard time expressing their emotions, the duck helps them do it. (more...)
Risky challenge on social media focusing on laundry pods Risky challenge on social media focusing on laundry pods
- January 12, 2018

It's a social media trend that could quickly turn deadly. A weird trend is sweeping the internet, which sees teenagers posting videos online of them eating laundry pods. A spokesperson for Procter and Gamble, the maker of Tide, says the company has implemented child-resistant packages for its pods and is working with partners to educate parents on properly storing the containers. (more...)
Cough Syrup Containing Opioids Is Dangerous for Kids: FDA
- January 12, 2018

As the age range has been changed for prescription opioid cough/cold products with this action, the FDA is recommending that healthcare professionals provide alternative treatments for children (ie, dextromethorphan, prescription benzonatate ) when treatment of cough is necessary. (more...)
Boiling Lobsters Alive Has Now Been Made Illegal in Switzerland Boiling Lobsters Alive Has Now Been Made Illegal in Switzerland
- January 11, 2018

The Government order states: "Aquatic species must always be kept in their natural environment. Crustaceans must now be stunned before killing them". Electric shocks or the mechanical destruction of a crustacean's brain will be the only permitted stunning methods. (more...)
Face of the Red Fort terror attack suspect caught after 17 years Face of the Red Fort terror attack suspect caught after 17 years
- January 11, 2018

The police has said that these claims are yet to be verified. Reportedly, Kawa confessed during the interrogations that he had been changing location frequently but settled down at Kashmir for a long time. "Bilal and his family would stay with him every winter to get away from the cold weather here", said Hina. On December 22, 2000, LeT men sneaked into the 17th century monument and opened indiscriminate fire on the guards of 7th battalion of Rajputana Rifles, killing three persons, ... (more...)
India 'leading power' in Indo-Pacific region: US envoy India 'leading power' in Indo-Pacific region: US envoy
- January 11, 2018

We will not tolerate any kind of safe havens and cross-border terrorism. "And, we are working closely with India and our worldwide partners to secure India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group", he said. The US will remain committed to this region - as we are to the rules-based global order - because our future is inextricably linked to it. The US ambassador further emphasised on several benefits of growing bilateral economic relationship and India as regional business hub for US. (more...)
Fresh Embryos as Good as Frozen Ones for In Vitro Fertilization Fresh Embryos as Good as Frozen Ones for In Vitro Fertilization
- January 11, 2018

The study, released by the University of Adelaide, South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday, found that the ongoing pregnancy rates and live births in IVF women were similar from frozen and fresh embryos. (more...)
US Officials Not Ready to Blame E. coli Outbreak on Lettuce US Officials Not Ready to Blame E. coli Outbreak on Lettuce
- January 11, 2018

An outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce "appears to be over", the Public Health Agency of Canada says. Because CDC has not identified a specific type of leafy greens linked to the USA infections, and because of the short shelf life of leafy greens, CDC is not recommending that US residents avoid any particular food at this time. (more...)
Colorado company sends crews to assist in Puerto Rico power outage Colorado company sends crews to assist in Puerto Rico power outage
- January 11, 2018

The ongoing saline bag shortage , caused by manufacturing disruptions in hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico, is complicating influenza treatment nationwide, reports CBS Philly . Things like that we're seeing across the whole health system. UNC Health Care has contingency plans in place, and teams of people working daily behind the scenes to find new sources for some supplies, implement conservation measures and use alternative medical products when possible. (more...)
Governor to declare opioid emergency Governor to declare opioid emergency
- January 11, 2018

It seeks to bolster the fight against heroin and opioid addiction by enhancing the state's response, increasing access to treatment and saving lives. Nationally, the crisis has cut life expectancy for a second year . To date, the 24/7 helpline, 1-800-662-HELP, has received more than 18,000 calls to connect those suffering from substance use disorder with treatment. (more...)
21-year-old bodybuilder suddenly dies 21-year-old bodybuilder suddenly dies
- January 10, 2018

Now, the Baughmans of Latrobe, Pa., are warning other parents and those with flu symptoms to take it seriously. His fever was running on and off, irregularly. "It's not too late to get the flu vaccine", Dr. Moore said, adding, "The benefits of getting it outweigh the risks, and the flu vaccine cannot give you the flu". (more...)
Ohio Department of Health reports state's first pediatric flu death of season Ohio Department of Health reports state's first pediatric flu death of season
- January 10, 2018

Clint Koenig, in a statement. "It's not possible to say precisely when this flu season will peak or end or how severe it will be". The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the 2017-2018 flu season in OH is comparative to that in 2014-15, which was the most severe flu season in recent years. (more...)