Health Care


Brett Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh, "I Like Beer": Twitter Reactions and Memes
- September 29, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford described the alleged sexual assault involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , saying she was "100 percent certain" he assaulted her. As the Judiciary Committee met on Friday to consider advancing Kavanaugh's nomination, she was somewhat more indignant: "When I asked him about this to try to get to the facts... (more...)
Feeling depressed? Switch to the Mediterranean diet Feeling depressed? Switch to the Mediterranean diet
- September 29, 2018

According to the researchers, diet can affect mental health because of the way that it can cause damage to the brain through oxidative stress, changes in blood flow or inflammation, and insulin resistance. Individuals who most almost clung to a Mediterranean eating routine had a 33 percent bring down danger of creating misery throughout the following eight to 12 years, they discovered, contrasted with those whose eating routine minimum took after it. (more...)
US Senate holds hearing on Kavanaugh's sexual assault allegations
- September 29, 2018

Within moments of the eight-hour proceedings concluding, he tweeted his approval of Mr Kavanaugh's performance and called on the Senate to move swiftly to a vote. "They are going to pursue every lead, every bit of information possible that comes up in the interviews so they are not going to stop until it's done because this will now be raised to the highest priority category of investigation", he said. (more...)
World's first human case of rat disease discovered in Hong Kong World's first human case of rat disease discovered in Hong Kong
- September 29, 2018

Researchers say it is unclear how the man contacted the virus, but refuse bins outside his home were infested with rats. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong said the case has "major public significance", as it has not previously been known if the disease could be passed from rats to humans. (more...)
Dept. of Human Services: Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus Dept. of Human Services: Protect Yourself from West Nile Virus
- September 29, 2018

Mosquitoes acquire the virus by feeding on infected birds. Details on how to protect yourself from West Nile can be found on Kalamazoo County's website . Anyone with symptoms that cause concern should contact his or her health care provider, especially if the symptoms are severe, such as confusion, fever with a stiff neck or muscle weakness or seizures. (more...)
Handwritten note on Kavanaugh, Ford hearing room table: 'Good luck, Dr. Ford' Handwritten note on Kavanaugh, Ford hearing room table: 'Good luck, Dr. Ford'
- September 28, 2018

The committee, with 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats, is set to meet at 9:30 a.m. ET, giving its members little time to review Thursday's remarkable testimony from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford , who has accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were high school students. (more...)
World Health Organization concerned over possible regression in Ebola response World Health Organization concerned over possible regression in Ebola response
- September 28, 2018

The report found that nearly all countries have alcohol excise taxes, but fewer than half of them use other pricing strategies such as banning below-cost sales or bulk buy discounts. Congo has experienced 10 outbreaks of Ebola since it was discovered in the country's forested north in 1976. The mayor of Beni Nyonyi Masumbuko Mwanakawa said Ebola prevention activities have been suspended in DR Congo city of Beni after a deadly rebel attack in which 25 were killed by ADF on Saturday night. (more...)
Third case of monkeypox reported in the United Kingdom, in health care worker
- September 28, 2018

The victim is a healthcare worker at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital who was treated before at the location in September, but not for Monkeypox. "We have been actively monitoring contacts for 21 days after exposure to detect anyone presenting with an illness so that they can be assessed quickly". (more...)
Number of infants born with syphilis highest in 20 years — CDC Number of infants born with syphilis highest in 20 years — CDC
- September 28, 2018

Sexually transmitted infections in the United States have hit yet another high, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ). It's critical for women having babies to get tested early in pregnancy. This includes women living in areas where syphilis is prevalent. Infected babies can also die in the months after delivery, she added. (more...)
Trump urges Senate to vote after Kavanaugh’s fierce defence Trump urges Senate to vote after Kavanaugh’s fierce defence
- September 28, 2018

He is a member of the Judiciary Committee, which is set to vote Friday morning on Kavanaugh's nomination. As soon as the committee opened, Democrats offered a motion to subpoena Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh who Ford testified was a witness to the alleged assault. (more...)
Study finds surgery often not needed for appendicitis; antibiotics can work instead Study finds surgery often not needed for appendicitis; antibiotics can work instead
- September 28, 2018

Paulina Salminen, a surgeon at Turku University Hospital in Finland, told CBS News . Now, advanced imaging technologies, particularly CT scanning, make it easier to determine whether an appendix will burst. Seven of them did not have appendicitis and likely could have avoided surgery. In addition, during the observed period of post-operative complications (abdominal pain, inflammation of the surgery site and surgery) was observed in 24.4% of patients after appendectomy , and 6.5 percent ... (more...)
New ANONYMOUS sexual assault complaint against Brett Kavanaugh emerges New ANONYMOUS sexual assault complaint against Brett Kavanaugh emerges
- September 28, 2018

Throughout their riveting, nationally televised testimony on Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh served as Exhibits A and B for a tutorial on gender roles and stereotypes. Kavanaugh will testify after Ford. Democrats wanted to focus on Ford, but Kavanaugh also denied the other allegations of sexual assault coming at him from the Democratic camp and spread by many in the media: the story that he exposed himself to a woman at Yale (that even The New York Times wouldn't ... (more...)
'They were laughing': Ford says her attacker was Kavanaugh 'They were laughing': Ford says her attacker was Kavanaugh
- September 28, 2018

Being a sexual abuse survivor herself, Ford's experience and her public telling of it deeply resonated with her and millions of other women, Paterson said. If Dr. Blasey's allegation is true, the assault and Judge Kavanaugh's denial of it mean that he should not be seated on the U.S. Supreme Court. Both told their stories to the Senate Judiciary Committee during a almost nine-hour-long hearing. (more...)
2K SC Homes Damaged By Flood 2K SC Homes Damaged By Flood
- September 28, 2018

That averted potential environmental and transportation problems. The floodwater from the river also had not made it over a temporary barrier quickly built on U.S. "That is still above Hurricane Matthew levels, and is very significant and can do a lot of damage". In North Carolina, residents in Lumberton sued CSX Corp. (more...)
Breastfeeding not solely responsible for infant's health Breastfeeding not solely responsible for infant's health
- September 28, 2018

The slower and healthier weight gain for the baby, she suspected, may have to do with the range of "interesting enzymes and hormones" found in breast milk. Myra Mawby with her 14-month-old daughter Lyla, whom she is still breastfeeding. Brisbane mum-of- two Myra Mawby is still breastfeeding her 14-month-old-baby Lyla. (more...)
Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma lawsuit Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma lawsuit
- September 28, 2018

A former Facebook Inc contract employee filed a lawsuit in California, alleging that content moderators who face mental trauma after reviewing distressing images on the platform are not being properly protected by the social networking company. (more...)
Senate panel says it will vote Friday on Kavanaugh nomination
- September 28, 2018

Dianne Feinstein was elected to represent California in the Senate in 1992. Christine Blasey Ford's testimonyI thought Brett was going to accidently kill me. Senators who don't trust or much like each other will be charged with settling a vicious debate - with President Donald Trump hardly a bystander, or a predictable force. (more...)
Four GOP Governors Want Senate to Delay Kavanaugh Vote Four GOP Governors Want Senate to Delay Kavanaugh Vote
- September 28, 2018

The new accuser, Julie Swetnick, was identified by her lawyer Michael Avenatti on Twitter Wednesday morning. Those backing Ford said her case was emblematic of male dominance. Dianne Feinstein of California, asked how she could be sure that Kavanaugh was the attacker, Ford said, "The same way I'm sure I'm talking to you right now". (more...)
80,000 People Died of Flu Last Winter in US, CDC Estimates 80,000 People Died of Flu Last Winter in US, CDC Estimates
- September 28, 2018

Tens of thousands of American deaths last winter are believed to have been caused by the flu and its related complications, according to government officials, making it the most severe in at least four decades. Dr. Sarah McIntire said more patients have had more questions earlier than usual this year. Measures introduced by the Health Department past year - which included offering the flu jab in pharmacies and rolling out the nasal vaccine to all primary school children - helped cut the ... (more...)
Addiction could stem from ancient retrovirus, study suggests Addiction could stem from ancient retrovirus, study suggests
- September 28, 2018

An unusual HB2 is the one most commonly found in drug addicts than in the general population (5% to 10%). "We know of clear biological roles for a small number of human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs)". Researchers showed that this virus can "manipulate" the RASGRF2 activity and other neighboring genes and probably significantly responsible for the pathology of addictive behavior. (more...)
Weight Watchers is changing its name to WW Weight Watchers is changing its name to WW
- September 27, 2018

Oprah Winfrey appears on the Weight Watchers website promoting their company. As part of WW's move to focus on overall health , the company is launching a program in the USA next month where members earn rewards including products for tracking meals, activity and weight. (more...)
Child's brain 'is harmed by more than 2hrs a day screen time' Child's brain 'is harmed by more than 2hrs a day screen time'
- September 27, 2018

The researchers compared the results with national guidelines for children's health. Children and parents completed questionnaires and measures at the outset of the trial to estimate the child's physical activity, sleep and screen time. The findings arrive as technology companies take steps to address worries over increased device use . Limited screen time and improved sleep were associated with the strongest links to improved cognition. (more...)
In Canada on the 3D-printer printed the skull for dogs In Canada on the 3D-printer printed the skull for dogs
- September 27, 2018

Surgeons removed a large cancerous tumour growing on her skull and replaced it with a 3-D printed custom implant that surgeons fitted in place "like a puzzle piece" in a pioneering operation. The five-hour surgery was a success, and Patches has been recovering well ever since. Those digital plans were then sent to ADEISS, a medical-grade 3D printing company in London, Ont., which made a customized titanium skull cap for Patches. (more...)
World Health Organization suspends work on Ebola in Congo amid militant attacks World Health Organization suspends work on Ebola in Congo amid militant attacks
- September 27, 2018

He said that Beni was the base for the agency's base for the "entire operation". Salama said it was unclear when operations might resume but that an official mourning period is expected to last until Friday. will gather momentum and make it very hard to root out the last cases of Ebola". Ebola's symptoms include high fever and vomiting, which make it hard to treat, because it resembles many other illnesses in its early stages. (more...)
Mediterranean diet can slash your risk of depression
- September 27, 2018

Researchers also found that a diet low in saturated fat, sugar, and processed food was linked to a 24% reduction in risk of developing depression . "There is compelling evidence to show a relationship between the quality of your diet and your mental health". (more...)