Health Care


16 nurses get pregnant at Arizona hospital ICU
- August 21, 2018

Pregnancy might just be catching at a hospital in Mesa, Arizona, where 16 nurses are expecting at once. At a news conference, the women joked that there must be something in the water, or that maybe it was a joint plan for Christmas holidays off. (more...)
Miracle: Baby With Brain Tumor Recovers After Kiss From Pope Miracle: Baby With Brain Tumor Recovers After Kiss From Pope
- August 21, 2018

When the news of Pope Francis' visit to the USA reached their ears, the Masciantonios went to see him, and they took Gianna along. Unbeknown to the Pope, he planted the kiss just centimetres from a brain tumour Gianna had been fighting since birth. (more...)
Baby Boom at Arizona Hospital with 16 Pregnant Nurses Baby Boom at Arizona Hospital with 16 Pregnant Nurses
- August 21, 2018

Nurse Rochelle Sherman, almost eight months along, said: "I don't think we realized just how many of us were pregnant until we started a Facebook group". Garrow said that as their pregnancies have progressed, the patients have begun noticing that most of the nurses around them are expecting. She said, "This isn't an easy job to have when you're pregnant and not feeling well all the time, so it's nice to share stories and have that support, and then you find out how supportive your ... (more...)
The DEA Wants More Marijuana Grown in 2019 & Less Opioids The DEA Wants More Marijuana Grown in 2019 & Less Opioids
- August 20, 2018

The 2017 count represents a twofold increase over a decade, the CDC says. These estimates are higher comparing to the deaths due to guns, AIDS and vehicle crash in the nation. Most illicit drugs in the United States, including heroin and cocaine, are reportedly trafficked illegally from Latin America across the U.S. -Mexico Border. (more...)
More Positive Samples of West Nile Found in Atlantic County More Positive Samples of West Nile Found in Atlantic County
- August 20, 2018

People who observe a sick or dying crow, blue jay, robin or other perching bird should contact their local health department, which will determine if the bird will be picked up for testing. Apply an insect repellant with DEET, IR3535, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus to exposed skin and clothing. Pay special attention to flower pots, birdbaths, clogged rain gutters, plastic wading pools, wheelbarrows, and trash containers, as these areas can draw mosquitos. (more...)
Children in DRC Ebola outbreak need Children in DRC Ebola outbreak need "special care"
- August 20, 2018

We expect to see more cases as a result of earlier infections and these infections developing into illness", World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told a news briefing in Geneva . The outbreak in North Kivu province was declared on August 1 and UNICEF reported that so far, two children have died, while six others, who either are infected by the disease or suspected to be, are receiving treatment at two centers in the region, according to UN News. (more...)
53-year-old man arrested in connection with more than 100 overdoses 53-year-old man arrested in connection with more than 100 overdoses
- August 20, 2018

Victims displayed a multitude of symptoms , including "vomiting, hallucinating, high blood pressure , shallow breathing, semi-conscious and unconscious states", according to Rick Fontana, director of the city's Office of Emergency Operations. (more...)
DDT exposure in pregnant women linked to autism in offspring DDT exposure in pregnant women linked to autism in offspring
- August 19, 2018

The study , published on 16 August in the American Journal of Psychiatry , also examined mothers' exposure to another set of chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and found no association between these substances and autism. (more...)
Doctors remove contact lens embedded in woman's eyelid for 28 years Doctors remove contact lens embedded in woman's eyelid for 28 years
- August 19, 2018

According to Health .com, the contact was a rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens which the woman hadn't worn since she was a teenager. Anyone who wears contact lenses knows how tricky they are to find if you drop them. The woman, who comes from Dundee but has not been named, assumed it had fallen out - unaware that it was simply stuck beneath her eyelid for nearly three decades. (more...)
Incredible! 16 American nurses in an Arizona hospital discovered they're all pregnant Incredible! 16 American nurses in an Arizona hospital discovered they're all pregnant
- August 19, 2018

The nurses at Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa outside Phoenix joked Friday they thought there was something in the water when it became clear they were all expecting babies between October and January. Garrow remarked that as their pregnancies have progressed, patients in the hospital have started noticing that most of the nurses around were heavy with babies. (more...)
Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017 Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017
- August 19, 2018

The number of opioid users has been going up "in most places, but not at this exponential rate", said Brandon Marshall, an associate professor of epidemiology at the Brown University School of Public Health. Editor's note: This article was updated August 17. Using its adjusted data , the increase was 9.5 percent. "That's particularly true for places where it wasn't already there". (more...)
Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park Arrest made in more than 100 synthetic pot overdoses in park
- August 18, 2018

Officials responded to 19 additional reports of overdoses on Thursday, bringing the total to 95 cases, according to Rick Fontana, New Haven Emergency Operations Director. They can be anywhere from 2 to 100 times more potent than THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, researchers have said. That wide range is due to the fact that the drugs used change from batch to batch. (more...)
NKY Health Department Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak NKY Health Department Declares Hepatitis A Outbreak
- August 18, 2018

No new cases were discovered in connection with food handlers after a public push to check thousands of customers who visited the restaurants, epidemiologists said. Since then, more than 1,300 cases have been reported in the state compared to an average of 20 cases per year. The outbreak remains centered primarily among those who use illegal drugs and among the homeless; however, about 10 percent of cases do not fall into either of those groups. (more...)
Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park
- August 18, 2018

NBC reported that the majority of the 76-plus overdoses took place on or near the Green. It has been blamed for other mass overdoses across the country . The US is grappling with a surging epidemic of opioid abuse, including painkillers like OxyContin and street drugs such as heroin. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said the state has pledge to help the Elm City. (more...)
Human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Northern Valley Human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Northern Valley
- August 18, 2018

The CDC further reported just one of about 150 cases will end in death. New Jersey health officials have confirmed two more human cases of the West Nile virus, bringing the total to three. Dr. Shereef Elnahal, New Jersey's Health Commissioner, said in a statement, "Residents should protect themselves by using repellent, wearing long sleeves and trousers and avoiding the outdoors during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active". (more...)
FDA issues voluntary recall for two thyroid medications FDA issues voluntary recall for two thyroid medications
- August 18, 2018

Levothyroxine and Liothyronine are synthetic hormones contained in the thyroid tablets. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a voluntary recall for a thyroid medication made by a Chinese manufacturer because of potential problems with an ingredient . (more...)
Starbucks Launches Plant-Based Protein Beverages Starbucks Launches Plant-Based Protein Beverages
- August 18, 2018

The drink is offered in Almond and Cacao flavors and will be available while supplies last. Starting Tuesday, Starbucks customers looking for a new way to refuel can find plant-based Starbucks Protein Blended Cold Brew on menus nationwide. (more...)
Cheerios, Quaker Oats, Contain Roundup Chemical Glyphosate Linked To Cancer Cheerios, Quaker Oats, Contain Roundup Chemical Glyphosate Linked To Cancer
- August 18, 2018

Nearly three-quarters of food samples tested showed higher glyphosate levels than what the group's scientists believe to be "protective of children's health", the report indicates. Glyphosate, found in Monsanto's widely-used pesticide Roundup, was called " probably carcinogenic " by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015. (more...)
Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park
- August 18, 2018

Campbell said it appears one of three suspects who were arrested was giving the drug away for free in an effort to get people hooked. Since Tuesday night, at least 99 people in New Haven overdosed on what is believed to be the synthetic drug K2. (more...)
Feynman's Age-Old Spaghetti Dilemma Finally Solved by MIT Researchers Feynman's Age-Old Spaghetti Dilemma Finally Solved by MIT Researchers
- August 18, 2018

For hundreds of years people have been faced with the ultimate decision: plonk the full-length dry spaghetti strands in a pot of water to cook or snap them in half first? But can you ever successfully break a noodle in two pieces? Study co-author Jörn Dunkel and professor of physical applied mathematics at MIT said . (more...)
Woman's Contact Lens Found In Her Eye After 28 Years, Internet Horrified Woman's Contact Lens Found In Her Eye After 28 Years, Internet Horrified
- August 18, 2018

About 28 years ago. An MRI revealed a tiny cyst just above her eye, which doctors removed. In late 2016, a 67-year-old British woman went in for cataracts surgery only to discover the "blueish mass" in one of her eyes was actually 27 contact lenses . (more...)
Elephants ‘zombie’ gene protects from cancer Elephants ‘zombie’ gene protects from cancer
- August 18, 2018

Elephants have evolved a way to make LIF6 (a non-functioning, or dead, gene in mammals) come back to life, and it's what makes the largest living land mammals almost immune to cancer . University of Rochester professor of biology and Rochester Aging Research Center co-director Vera Gorbunova , who was not involved in the study, said that one of the steps may be injecting the elephant genes into lab mice, which do not possess the same cancer resistance. (more...)
Relax ban and let people vape on buses and trains, MPs urge Relax ban and let people vape on buses and trains, MPs urge
- August 17, 2018

They said ministers should conduct an urgent review to make it easier to get the devices on prescription. E-cigarettes, which first went on sale in the United Kingdom in 2007, have been at the centre of controversy over whether they really are a safe alternative to smoking. (more...)
The true cost of staying healthy in Australia The true cost of staying healthy in Australia
- August 17, 2018

Figures released from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) today showed that 663,000 Australians were unable to cope with the cost of visiting a non-bulk billing GP in the 2016/17 financial year. Just 31 percent of Northern Territory patients paid extra for a non-hospital service, but for those living in the ACT 69 per cent dipped into their pockets. (more...)
Dr Bumbum charged with murder after patient died following buttock enlargement
- August 17, 2018

The medic, whose real name is Dr Denis Furtado, performed a buttock-enlarging operation on Lilian Calixto, helped by his mother. This created a "prohibited risk", elevated by the fact that the "invasive procedure" was carried out in an Furtado's apartment which was "provisionally and precariously adapted to attend patients", the statement said, "assuming the risk of the result of his conduct, that is, the death of the victim". (more...)