Health Care


Rabid bat found near Como Lake in St. Paul
- June 02, 2018

Call your local health department for next steps. Cummings says she spoke to the county Health Department today and they said she and another park volunteer who briefly handled the dead bat don't need to worry. " Rabies is serious but very rare", she notes. Had the woman not gotten back in touch with the department of health quickly, Scheftel says this would have been a different story. (more...)
5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak 5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak
- June 02, 2018

That means it is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in people's homes, grocery stores or restaurants due to its 21-day shelf life. When a person becomes infected with the bacteria, it can take two to three weeks before a report to the CDC. Officials also noted that some of the individuals who became ill never actually consumed the contaminated lettuce but were in close contact with someone else who had done so. (more...)
Vaping IS addictive and could cause a huge health crisis warn experts Vaping IS addictive and could cause a huge health crisis warn experts
- June 02, 2018

World-leading experts say there is growing evidence that using e-cigarettes - also known as 'vaping, ' damages health and are highly addictive. Dr Marshall said there was a danger of e-cigarettes normalising smoking again and undoing the success of public smoking bans. (more...)
Blood test could detect cancer years before patient falls ill Blood test could detect cancer years before patient falls ill
- June 02, 2018

Experts say the simple check allows early diagnosis when survival chances are higher. A total of 749 people without cancer were examined for the study and 878 who had been newly diagnosed, but not yet treated. "This test could be used for everybody, regardless of their family history". Gerhardt Attard, John Black Charitable Foundation Endowed Chair in Urological Cancer Research at University College London, believes that this may soon become a common method for cancer screening. (more...)
Virginia Senate passes budget with Medicaid expansion Virginia Senate passes budget with Medicaid expansion
- June 02, 2018

The state House of Delegates, also controlled by Republicans, will have to vote on the measure and is expected to adopt it; every House Democrat and 19 Republicans in the lower chamber passed a different Medicaid expansion bill earlier this year. (more...)
Optimism as tobacco smokers reduce by 29 million globally Optimism as tobacco smokers reduce by 29 million globally
- June 02, 2018

He further said that the government also compromised on tobacco tax this year as well by accommodating the tobacco industry by continuation of the third tier which allows most selling brands with least tax. But despite its life-threatening and life-causing effect, tobacco use remains one of the severe risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (such as heart disease, heart failure, chest pains/angina and stroke) in Jamaica. (more...)
Season's First Positive Tests For West Nile Found In Glenview, Morton Grove Season's First Positive Tests For West Nile Found In Glenview, Morton Grove
- June 02, 2018

Shah, M.D., J.D. DAWN and DUSK are times to avoid being outdoors. Apply a good insect repellent that consists DEET, lemon eucalyptus oil, picaridin. Only in extreme cases does a person infected with the virus display symptoms like high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. (more...)
Need glasses? You're more intelligent, says science Need glasses? You're more intelligent, says science
- June 02, 2018

The study has found a link between wearing glasses and cognitive function of people i.e., mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning and discovered that about 30% of the participants who need glasses and 32 per cent who have short-sightedness are found to be intelligent. (more...)
Relay for Life set for June 2 Relay for Life set for June 2
- June 01, 2018

Throughout the evening, there will be food, games and events for children. "It's so impactful and really represents what Relay is all about", stated McMichael. It makes me proud as someone who spent some time here in high school that we are here today, raising money for a good cause". "It is the world's largest volunteer-driven fundraiser", Liporace said. (more...)
5 dead, nearly 200 sickened after eating tainted romaine lettuce
- June 01, 2018

According to the CDC, 25 more ill people from 13 states were added to the lettuce investigation since the last update on May 16. Four more people died from an E. Some patients did not report eating the lettuce, though they had close contact with someone else who'd become infected. Officials urge anyone who thinks they may be ill with an E. (more...)
Minnesota sues Arizona-based opioid manufacturer Minnesota sues Arizona-based opioid manufacturer
- June 01, 2018

And they were asked to prescribe the highly-addictive drug at doses much higher than approved by the FDA. "They are talking in such cavalier, crass ways about patients, calling patients "annuities, ' you know, saying you could 'win big" if you prescribe this drug, and it involves a highly-potent form of a very unsafe product, fentanyl", Swanson said . (more...)
Lucinda Methuen-Campbell: woman killed herself after ovaries removed without consent Lucinda Methuen-Campbell: woman killed herself after ovaries removed without consent
- June 01, 2018

A surgeon there, Anthony Dixon, had gained global recognition for fixing patients' bowel problems with vaginal mesh implants. Upon confronting him about removing the organs without her consent, the Bristol surgeon blatantly responded that her ovaries were getting in the way. (more...)
Soldier dies of suspected Nipah virus infection in Kolkata Soldier dies of suspected Nipah virus infection in Kolkata
- June 01, 2018

This is a better way to prevent the infection from spreading than harming the fruit bats. Symptoms of Nipah, named after the Malaysian village where it was first discovered, include high fever, headaches, convulsions and respiratory issues. (more...)
Colon Cancer Screening Should Begin At 45 - American Cancer Society Colon Cancer Screening Should Begin At 45 - American Cancer Society
- June 01, 2018

Colorectal cancer is the fourth-most commonly diagnosed cancer among adults and the second-leading cause of cancer death, in the United States. A Cancer Journal for Clinicians on Wednesday, the updated guidelines also indicate that there are six screening test options for adults, ranging from noninvasive stool tests to visual exams like colonoscopy , depending on the preference of the patient and availability of the test. (more...)
Another Indian state reports Nipah virus death, fanning fears of spread Another Indian state reports Nipah virus death, fanning fears of spread
- June 01, 2018

Earlier, samples of three insectivorous bats caught from an unused well of the Moosa family here, which lost three members to the Nipah virus , were sent to the Bhopal laboratory along with samples of pigs, goats and cattle in a 5 km radius of the affected area and all of them tested negative, the sources said. (more...)
'Holy grail' blood test detects cancer years before symptoms show
- June 01, 2018

The test had particularly good results for ovarian and pancreatic cancers, though the number of cancers detected was small. Research backed by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, the Microsoft and Amazon tycoons, indicated that such a universal test was possible with up to 90 per cent accuracy. (more...)
ATC hosts Mental Health Forum ATC hosts Mental Health Forum
- June 01, 2018

For some patients suffering from a serious mental illness, their only access to medical care is through their mental health provider. But despite her transparency, some social media users claim this method of raising awareness is "offensive" and "romanticizes" mental illness . (more...)
Deadly crashes involving drugs on the rise
- June 01, 2018

Jim Hedlund, former senior National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) official. "People should not be driving while they're impaired by anything and these two drugs can impair you". "We don't have as clear a method for every officer to conduct roadside tests". Alcohol-impaired driving and drug-impaired driving should no longer be treated as separate issues, according to Ralph Blackman, president and CEO of Responsibility.org. (more...)
WellCare to Buy Privately Held Meridian for $2.5B
- June 01, 2018

WellCare Buying Meridian for $2.5 Billion in Move to Expand Medicaid Footprint WellCare Health Plans, a managed care company, will expand its government-sponsored health plans with its announcement to buy Meridian, a pharmacy benefit manager and health plan in IL and MI, for $2.5 billion in cash. (more...)
Tobacco Still Number One Cause of Preventable Death in NL: ACT
- June 01, 2018

The agency pointed out that tobacco use is responsible for around 17 percent of the almost 18 million deaths from cardiovascular disease around the globe each year. Tobacco use has been linked to more than seven million deaths worldwide each year, including some 890,000 from breathing in second-hand smoke. "This World No Tobacco Day, WHO is drawing attention to the fact that tobacco doesn't just cause cancer, it quite literally breaks hearts, "Ghebreyesus said". (more...)
Scientists create 3D-printed human corneas that could treat blindness Scientists create 3D-printed human corneas that could treat blindness
- June 01, 2018

A special camera was used by the researchers to image the eyeball of a volunteer from which a 3D model of their cornea was created. The cornea, the membrane at the front of the eye, is essential in helping us focus properly, while also protecting our eyes from the outside world. (more...)
22,000 kids in England, Wales severely obese when they leave primary school 22,000 kids in England, Wales severely obese when they leave primary school
- June 01, 2018

A Department of Health and Social Care spokesman defended the Government's programme for tackling childhood obesity as "among the most comprehensive in the world". In 2016, the government issued a document on childhood obesity - "Childhood obesity: a plan for action" - which received an update in January 2017. (more...)
Outbreak of "Hepatitis A" Highly Spreading Across the US
- June 01, 2018

Symptoms may include fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. People who work with hepatitis A infected animals or in a hepatitis A research laboratory. "Other states are experiencing outbreaks in similar populations of at-risk people". Bradley County Health Department director Eloise Waters told the Cleveland Daily Banner that she was not aware of any hepatitis cases in the county. (more...)
Heartbreaker? Smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes
- June 01, 2018

If the trend continues on the current trajectory, the world will only achieve a 22 per cent reduction by 2025. On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Thursday, the United Nations health agency hailed that smoking had declined significantly since year 2000, but warned that there were still far too many people indulging in the risky habit. (more...)
Origins of an epidemic: Purdue pharma knew its opioids were widely abused Origins of an epidemic: Purdue pharma knew its opioids were widely abused
- May 31, 2018

The New York Times , however, obtained a confidential DOJ report prepared by the federal prosecutors who first worked the case, showing much more serious wrongdoing on the part of Purdue and the three executives - President Michael Friedman, General Counsel Howard Udell, and Medical Director Dr. (more...)