Health Care


Rabid bobcat attacks grandmother. She throttles it to death Rabid bobcat attacks grandmother. She throttles it to death
- June 17, 2018

She added that the moment she saw the creature, the first thing that popped into her mind was "not today!" She went to take a picture of the bobcat but said she knew something wasn't right when started coming closer. Her home is in the middle of soybean fields, so she never expected to encounter a bobcat. Phillips told the Athens Banner-Herald newspaper that she did not scream for help until she thought the animal was dead. (more...)
Court: Federal Government Doesn’t Owe Insurers Obamacare Payments Court: Federal Government Doesn’t Owe Insurers Obamacare Payments
- June 17, 2018

It also claimed that the government is bound by a contractual agreement to pay up. A judge in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled in Moda's favor. The decisions could still face review by the full Federal Circuit or U.S. Judge Prost's opinion stated that Congress adequately expressed its intent to limit the funds paid out through the risk-corridor program to payments collected, even if the end result is at odds with the original goal of the risk-corridor program. (more...)
Brian Burston quits Hanson's One Nation
- June 17, 2018

In another freaky twist to the One Nation saga, Mr Georgiou said he would not be placed in the top spot on the party's Senate ballot, and would seek guidance from party leader Senator Hanson at a party meeting next week. " It has become clear to me that my relationship with Senator Hanson is irrevocable ". Brian Burston's departure from One Nation leaves the party with just 2 sitting Senators out of the 4 that were elected at the 2016 double dissolution election which is seen as ... (more...)
Del Monte Fresh Produce recalls vegetable trays Del Monte Fresh Produce recalls vegetable trays
- June 17, 2018

At least three dozen Minnesotans have become ill from two unrelated outbreaks of cyclosporiasis, which is caused by a parasite found on some imported fresh produce. "We typically see increases in Cyclospora infections from May through August". Symptoms are similar to food poisoning and people who contract Cyclospora can become ill about a week after exposure. (more...)
Massachusetts Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue, Names Executives in Filing Massachusetts Sues OxyContin Maker Purdue, Names Executives in Filing
- June 17, 2018

Healey claims Purdue Pharma illegally promoted its opioid drugs and profited from the national epidemic . Purdue Pharma and its executives built a multi-billion-dollar business based on deception and addiction. "By the mid-2000s, there was simply no debate about whether or not these pills were causing chaos, heartache and death across the Commonwealth and across the United States", said Baker. (more...)
Officials confirm Idaho's first human plague case since 1992 Officials confirm Idaho's first human plague case since 1992
- June 16, 2018

As for humans, the bacteria is most commonly transmitted through flea bites, especially since pets can bring the infected fleas inside. An Idaho child was infected with the plague this week, the first human diagnosis in the state since 1992, health officials confirmed. (more...)
Don't eat any Kellogg Honey Smacks of any size, date — CDC Don't eat any Kellogg Honey Smacks of any size, date — CDC
- June 16, 2018

Regardless of the package size or date codes, consumers should not eat any Kellogg's Honey Smacks according to public health officials who say more than 70 people have Salmonella infections associated with the cereal. Consumers are advised by the CDC to "contact a healthcare provider if you think you got sick from consuming recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal". (more...)
Researchers discover link between religion and long life Researchers discover link between religion and long life
- June 16, 2018

A broader sample of 1,096 obituaries from 42 major USA cities found religious people lived an average of 5.64 years longer than atheists, which shrunk to 3.82 years when controlled for gender and marital status. The second study included 1,096 obituaries from 42 major cities in the U.S. published on newspaper websites between August 2010 and August 2011. The researchers combined data from both studies to see if the volunteer and social opportunities that religious groups offer might explain ... (more...)
Relay for Life kicks off Saturday at fairground Relay for Life kicks off Saturday at fairground
- June 16, 2018

Turbin - who gets around with the use of walker these days - was diagnosed with breast cancer nine years ago, and was diagnosed with cancer in her uterine wall just four years ago. Because people don't understand, but you don't really understand unless you're really part of it. Coleman said she prayed that a cure for cancer will be found, and she encouraged others to keep fighting. (more...)
Foods high in fat, carbs reward brain Foods high in fat, carbs reward brain
- June 16, 2018

Modern processed foods like pizza, burgers and pasta with creamy sauces trigger our brains in ways that naturally foraged foods never could, they report. Others were mostly carbs - think white bread or sugary candy. And some combined fat and processed carbohydrates - chocolate chip cookies, for instance. (more...)
These 15 US cities are hotspots for kids not getting vaccines These 15 US cities are hotspots for kids not getting vaccines
- June 16, 2018

The rise in unvaccinated children stems from a discredited belief vaccines are linked to autism. According to the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data from 2015, almost 92% of kids ages 19 to 35 months received a vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). (more...)
Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower colorectal cancer risk, study finds Higher vitamin D levels linked to lower colorectal cancer risk, study finds
- June 16, 2018

Participants who had higher levels of Vitamin D had 22 percent less risk of developing colon cancer . The researchers said the results strengthen the evidence that the vitamin may play a protective role against the disease, which is the third-most common cancer in the United States, killing more than 50,000 people a year. (more...)
UK To Relax Immigration Rules For Foreign Doctors And Nurses UK To Relax Immigration Rules For Foreign Doctors And Nurses
- June 16, 2018

Medics will reportedly be excluded from the "tier two" visa cap, which now stands at 20,700 issued a year, with immediate effect. Our workload is escalating both in terms of volume and complexity, yet despite the government's pledge for 5,000 more family doctors by 2020, the number of Global Positioning System working in the NHS in England is actually falling. (more...)
Epileptic boy, 12, will get cannabis oil Epileptic boy, 12, will get cannabis oil
- June 16, 2018

Charlotte Caldwell, and her son Billy, stand outside the Home Office during a break in a meeting with officials to discuss how Billy can have his severe epilepsy treated with cannabis oil, which is a banned substance in Britain, in London, June 11, 2018. (more...)
West Nile virus found in Grand Forks West Nile virus found in Grand Forks
- June 16, 2018

In all of 2017, Idaho saw 25 cases of West Nile Virus , according to the Department of Health and Welfare. Halton Region has started its annual larviciding program to reduce the risk of West Nile virus (WNV) in the community. Use EPA-registered insect repellents with one of the following ingredients: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol and 20undecanone. (more...)
Featured Stock Overview: Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX) Featured Stock Overview: Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX)
- June 15, 2018

They may look to the 50-day or 20-day to get a better grasp of what is going on with the stock in the near-term. Although it does not guarantee success and is not 100% accurate, it is still one of the two key methods of analyzing stock prices , along with fundamental analysis. (more...)
Study finds too many colorectal cancers are found too late Study finds too many colorectal cancers are found too late
- June 15, 2018

Multi-Society Task Force on Colorectal Cancer (which includes the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy), which said the ACS recommendation may improve early detection and prevention but that it is "critical to promptly assess symptoms" in particular rectal bleeding and unexplained iron deficiency anemia, which "have substantial predictive value for colorectal cancer and should be thoroughly ... (more...)
Little is off limits in Jada Pinkett Smith's new show Little is off limits in Jada Pinkett Smith's new show
- June 15, 2018

American actress Jada Pinkett Smith took to Instagram to open up about her mental health in light of the tragic suicides of celebrity chef, Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer, Kate Spade . She said that she approached sex differently as compared to her mother , who didn't describe her own first experience as openly. In the years I spent towards my healing, many moons ago, I realized the mind and heart can be extremely delicate without the foundation of a formidable spirit. (more...)
Massachusetts sues opioid maker, executives over drug crisis Massachusetts sues opioid maker, executives over drug crisis
- June 15, 2018

Framingham this month became the most recent to announce plans for a state lawsuit, and Greenfield in December 2017 became the first MA community to file a suit in U.S. Last June, Healey, along with more than 35 other attorneys general announced a joint investigation into the marketing practices of opioid manufacturers. (more...)
You sleep more than 10 hours? Here is a warning! You sleep more than 10 hours? Here is a warning!
- June 15, 2018

Metabolic syndrome isn't itself a disease: rather, it's a collection of conditions that dramatically increase your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, stroke , and heart disease. Sleep duration is believed to affect hormones linked to appetite, calorie intake and energy use. Claire E. Kim, lead author of the study said: This is one of the largest studies carried out detecting a dose- rejoinder alliance between sleep period and metabolic syndrome and its constituents different for ... (more...)
Sanders questions HHS secretary on drug prices Sanders questions HHS secretary on drug prices
- June 15, 2018

Indeed, PBMs and drug rebates, the secretive pricing deals between drug makers and PBMs, were a common target of Azar and several of the senators, including the committee chairman Sen. "It would always appreciate Congress to back me up on that, because I undoubtedly will be sued", he said. "I hope that you'll push Sen". Patty Murray (D-WA) during her introductory remarks. (more...)
David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law Kate's death David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law Kate's death
- June 15, 2018

While more men died by suicide than women in 2016, the rate of suicide for women has doubled since 2000 to six per 100,000 deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 44,965 people died by suicide in 2016, up from 29,199 in 1999. (more...)
Nonverbal Plano teen with autism makes surprise graduation speech Nonverbal Plano teen with autism makes surprise graduation speech
- June 15, 2018

Sef says that he was inspired to give the speech by his brother, who is a brain tumor survivor and public speaker for charities. "We worked sentenced by sentence to make my voice heard", he said. After he introduced himself, he received a roomful of loud applause. On as similar vein he urged the graduating class to do the unexpected and follow their own dreams rather than what people around them expect them to achieve. (more...)
Middle-age hypertension raises dementia risk Middle-age hypertension raises dementia risk
- June 15, 2018

An ideal blood pressure is a reading of anywhere between 90/60 and 120/80 millimeters of mercury (mmHg). "Our work confirms the detrimental effects of midlife hypertension for risk of dementia", said lead author Archana Singh-Manoux, Professor at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) in Paris. (more...)
Workplace foods may lead to unhealthy eating Workplace foods may lead to unhealthy eating
- June 15, 2018

However, the vending machines may not be entirely to blame as free foods were estimated to account for 71 percent of all calories acquired at work. A new study has found that the foods commonly available in workplaces across the United States contain high amounts of sodium and low amounts of grains and fruit. (more...)