Health Care


Woman finds almost 50 brown recluse spiders in bedroom Woman finds almost 50 brown recluse spiders in bedroom
- July 07, 2018

The effect of the spider bites on Wright was shocking. Brown recluse spiders are dead in a trap inside of Angela Wright's home. 'I was seconds from a stroke, ' she added. She is still legally obliged to honor her lease, with the only option available being to give 60 days notice and pay a further $2,200 in rent. Wright recorded her landlord's response on her cell phone. (more...)
Listeria recall: Supermarkets recall frozen vegetable products following listeria warning
- July 07, 2018

Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Waitrose, Sainsbury's and Iceland own-label products are known to have been caught up in the incident, as well as other branded lines produced by Greenyard (see full list below). According to the European Food Safety Authority, there have been 47 cases of listeriosis as of 8 June, nine of which have resulted in death. Consumers are advised to thoroughly cook non ready-to-eat frozen vegetables, even though these products are commonly consumed without cooking (e.g in salads ... (more...)
Frozen sweetcorn listeriosis outbreak 2018 Frozen sweetcorn listeriosis outbreak 2018
- July 07, 2018

It's believed that the listeria outbreak occurred at a freezing plant in Hungary that supplies supermarkets across Europe, including in the UK. This potentially killer bacteria can cause listeriosis - a rare infection that can cause severe health risks. (more...)
Diet rich in nuts may boost sperm count, motility
- July 07, 2018

The study was run in the Human Nutrition Unit of the Rovira i Virgili University in Spain, by lead author Dr Albert Salas-Huetos. The study lasted for almost four months (14 weeks), after which the researchers compared the sperm quality of both groups. (more...)
4-year-old with cerebral palsy celebrates after taking first independent steps
- July 07, 2018

Mum, Ann Tisdale, posted the video to her Instagram page, which celebrates her daughter Maya and has an appropriate tagline of "Living life with CP like a boss". According to ABC, Maya was born at 26 weeks, weighing only 1 pound, 10 ounces. "We're always trying to help her and she always says, 'No, I can do it!'" she said. (more...)
CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays
- July 07, 2018

Six, 12, and 28-ounce trays in clear packaging with fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots and dill dip have been recalled. They were sold at Kwik Trip, Kwik Star, Demond's, Sentry, Potash, Meehan's, Country Market, FoodMax Supermarket, and Peapod stores in Michigan, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, the U.S. (more...)
Bananas face extinction as deadly disease spreads across the globe
- July 07, 2018

Panama disease - a fungal infection - has already spread through Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Central America. Researchers fear that if Panama disease reaches South America, the Cavendish banana, which is the most consumed banana worldwide, could face extinction. (more...)
United Kingdom supermarkets recall frozen vegetables over bacteria fears
- July 07, 2018

The Food Standards Agency said the veg may contain listeria monocytogenes which can cause listeriosis, a rare illness responsible for the death of two people in the United Kingdom a year ago. Earlier this week, the FSA said frozen sweetcorn and other frozen vegetables were the likely source of the outbreak in five countries, including the UK. (more...)
Drunk seagulls have been found on beaches Drunk seagulls have been found on beaches
- July 07, 2018

Either way, they're getting drunk - but it's not necessarily as fun as that sounds. "The birds appear disoriented and confused and struggle to stand", said RSPCA vet David Couper. 'Possibly from being exposed to high temperatures after falling unconscious. Experts have warned that they could be drinking leftover alcohol at beaches rendering them too drunk to walk or fly. (more...)
Possible TB Exposure At Buildings On Johns Hopkins Hospital Complex Possible TB Exposure At Buildings On Johns Hopkins Hospital Complex
- July 07, 2018

Fire Chief Roman Clark told the Baltimore Sun that it's "a hazmat situation", and the Sun reported that a possible tuberculosis contamination is the cause. "So far, all indications are that no other individuals have been exposed, however, the buildings will remain evacuated until cleared by public safety officials", the statement read. (more...)
Bananas are under threat of extinction - here's why
- July 07, 2018

Scientists say the plant needs to be conserved, as it may hold the secret to keeping bananas safe for the future. Scientists have found that a rare species of banana in an isolated island in Madagascar is immune to Panama disease . But cross-breeding could lead to a new type of banana that would be both edible and resilient. Dr Gert Kema, expert in global plant production at the Wageningen University in the Netherlands, told MailOnline: 'Cavendish is now collapsing and there is nothing to ... (more...)
Testosterone levels linked with men's desire for luxury goods | luxury Testosterone levels linked with men's desire for luxury goods | luxury
- July 06, 2018

For example, whether they preferred Calvin Klein (higher in the social hierarchy) or Levi's (lower in the social hierarchy). Given the role of top "alpha" males in many species' hierarchies, the researchers wanted to examine testosterone and rank in humans. (more...)
Toddler cancer survivor serves as flower girl to bone marrow donor Toddler cancer survivor serves as flower girl to bone marrow donor
- July 06, 2018

Ryals said when she first thought of who would be her flower girl, no one else came to mind but Skye. After feeling lost and lacking objective at college, Hayden had signed up with registry Be the Match to be a bone marrow donor. Skye's family accepted and Ryals said it was a magical moment to see the toddler walk toward her on her big day. But once she was off oxygen, her doctors said it would be fine. (more...)
Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70% Long work hours may hike women’s diabetes risk by 70%
- July 06, 2018

Women who work for 45 hours or more a week may be associated with almost 70 per cent increased risk of diabetes as compared to men or women who worked for 30 to 40 hours a week, a study has found. During the study period, one in 10 people developed diabetes. The study authors aren't sure why extra work may boost diabetes risk , or why this link was only found in women. (more...)
97 percent of people wash their hands wrong. Here's why 97 percent of people wash their hands wrong. Here's why
- July 06, 2018

To be fair, the safety video didn't address handwashing, but after these results, maybe it should. Numerous participants did not dry their hands with a clean towel. "Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice". Figures from the study showed that spice containers used while preparing burgers were being contaminated 48% of the time, while bacteria was transferred to refrigerators 11% of the time. (more...)
Measles spreads in Brazil after cases come from Venezuela Measles spreads in Brazil after cases come from Venezuela
- July 06, 2018

The World Health Organisation had announced in 2017 that measles was effectively eliminated in the United Kingdom, but this huge rise in cases in a short amount of time disproves that. Dr Mary Ramsay, head of immunisation at Public Health England, said: "In the early 2000s there was a fall in MMR vaccination coverage in children and as a outcome, we are now seeing measles cases in young adults". (more...)
Parasite Sickens Dozens Of People In Texas: Symptoms Of Cyclospora Infection Parasite Sickens Dozens Of People In Texas: Symptoms Of Cyclospora Infection
- July 06, 2018

In 2015, 237 people were sickened in a Texas cyclospora outbreak that was associated with fresh cilantro . However, the infection typically isn't spread directly from person to person, because once the parasite is passed in stool, it needs to spend at least one to two weeks in the environment (outside the body) before it can infect another person, the CDC says . (more...)
Study Finds HPV Test Viable Alternative to Pap Smear Study Finds HPV Test Viable Alternative to Pap Smear
- July 05, 2018

The research came from doctors and scientists working on Canada's cervical screening programme, including researchers from the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, Lower Mainland Laboratories, British Columbia Cancer and McGill University. (more...)
Artificial ovary gives hope to women with cancer Artificial ovary gives hope to women with cancer
- July 05, 2018

Pors and her co-authors theorized that if they could bioengineer an ovarian tissue scaffold that is free of cancer, they could seed it with previously frozen early-stage follicles, which then might develop and mature naturally. The improved ovarian tissues were then transplanted into mice, who were able to support the survival and growth of the ovarian cells. The Danish team took the immature egg cells showed that they could survive on a structure made from stripping ovarian tissue of ... (more...)
Long work hours linked to diabetes in women Long work hours linked to diabetes in women
- July 05, 2018

Overtime work may have financial rewards, but findings of a new study have revealed long hours at work may have serious consequences particularly to women. Hence, Dr Gilbert-Ouimet advices the men who have a better position and pay at work to help their wife a little bit in the household work. However, the team also found that for women, working more hours significantly increased the risk of developing diabetes. (more...)
Treating Alzheimer's with Aspirin Treating Alzheimer's with Aspirin
- July 04, 2018

However, poor disposal of the toxic protein amyloid beta in the brain is one of the leading mechanisms behind dementia and memory loss. 'At present, there is no effective treatment for preventing or halting the disease, ' lead author Professor Kalipada Pahan , a neurologist at Rush, said. (more...)
Area ready to celebrate 4th of July Area ready to celebrate 4th of July
- July 04, 2018

Swimming at the park is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Mini golf and concessions will be open from 11 a.m.to 9 p.m. The City of Jeffersonville reminded residents on its Facebook page on Monday that fireworks are allowed to be discharged within city limits only on the Fourth of July from 10 a.m.to midnight. (more...)
You’re probably washing your hands all wrong You’re probably washing your hands all wrong
- July 04, 2018

The USDA study also offered guidelines on how to properly wash your hands before a meal or while preparing food. "By simply washing your hands properly, you can protect your family and prevent that bacteria from contaminating your food and key areas in your kitchen", acting deputy Undersecretary for Food Safety at the USDA, Carmen Rottenberg, stated. (more...)
Fish pedicure causes woman to lose her toenails, report says Fish pedicure causes woman to lose her toenails, report says
- July 04, 2018

A dermatologist who treated the woman says the tiny "doctor fish " ( Garra rufa ) that feasted on the 20-something's feet somehow triggered onychomadesis - a condition involving "a complete halt in nail plate production". She said the case could be the first documented instance of onychomadesis ever caused by fish. The popularity of fish pedicures peaked about 10 years ago, but they are still trendy today, the report said. (more...)
Artificial Ovary Offers Potential for Cancer Patients' Fertility
- July 04, 2018

Hoping to provide a better option, Dr Pors and her colleagues started tinkering with ways to bioengineer a type of ovarian tissue that is guaranteed to be free of cancerous cells but still maintains the organ's functionality. Using a three-day chemical process, the researchers eliminated all cells that could contain cancer from the tissue. Experiments in which the structure was transplanted into mice showed it could support the survival and growth of the follicles. (more...)