Medicine

Americans are drinking more than ever, especially women!

Americans are drinking more than ever, especially women! The numbers reveal "a public health crisis ", the authors say. Between 2001-2002 and 2012-2013, heavy drinking increased across all demographic groups. During the same time period, the incidence of alcohol use disorder rose from 8.5 percent to 12.7 percent. These include, for instance, whether drinking interferes with family or professional life and if drinkers experience withdrawal symptoms ... [Full Article...]

Mum who accidentally smothered baby sues hospital for $8.6m

Mum who accidentally smothered baby sues hospital for $8.6m The lawsuit also claims the Portland hospital nurse brought the newborn in to breastfeed at 3 a.m. and put him into the bed with Thompson before exiting and leaving them unattended. "My firstborn and only son". A spokesperson for the hospital said they can not comment on an ongoing lawsuit. "She poked him and talked to him with no reaction", reads the lawsuit. [Full Article...]

Are Fidget Spinners Dangerous? Consumer Group Issues a Warning

Are Fidget Spinners Dangerous? Consumer Group Issues a Warning But it turns out they can also be quite unsafe. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, however, is now warning that the products might not be suitable for everyone. Unplug your fidget spinner immediately once it is fully charged. In June, a Bluetooth fidget spinner caught fire in Alabama after it was left charging for about 45 minutes , the International Business Times reported. [Full Article...]

World Track and Field Championships Hit by Vomiting Bug

World Track and Field Championships Hit by Vomiting Bug London 2017 organisers have ordered a floor in one of the hotels used by competitors to be quarantined after an outbreak of gastroenteritis was confirmed in a hotel. Ireland's Thomas Barr missed the 400 metres hurdles semi-finals after contracting the vomiting bug. "My whole year has been focused on the world championships and to not be able to go out and compete for Ireland today is beyond disa... [Full Article...]

FDA: 5 deaths tied to weight-loss balloon treatments

FDA: 5 deaths tied to weight-loss balloon treatments In the product's package insert, there have been 21 deaths in ORBERA patients in the period from January 1, 2006 through March 31, 2017, out of more than 277K devices distributed during the same period, an incident rate below 0.01%. Apollo's CEO Todd Newton said numerous patients who use the device as a weight-loss tool have other obesity-related health problems. The Food and Drug Administra... [Full Article...]

Syrian Democratic Forces link up frontlines in Raqqa

Syrian Democratic Forces link up frontlines in Raqqa The Syrian conflict began when the Baath regime, in power since 1963 and led by President Bashar al-Assad, responded with military force to peaceful protests demanding democratic reforms during the Arab Spring wave of uprisings, triggering an armed rebellion fuelled by mass defections from the Syrian army. [Full Article...]

Almost Edible, 106-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica

Almost Edible, 106-Year-Old Fruitcake Found in Antarctica Curators from the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust - responsible for caring for the bases of early Antarctic explorers - said the cake was still wrapped in paper showing the British maker's label. But could the classic tea cake last 100 years? But the cake itself looked and smelled fine. "Deacidification of the tin label and some physical fix to the torn paper wrapper and tin label w... [Full Article...]

College kicker from Kansas gets scholarship - in a most heartwarming way

College kicker from Kansas gets scholarship - in a most heartwarming way The kicker made an excellent catch and, when he unfurled the white t-shirt, he saw that it had a special message printed in black writing that read, " Justin Congrats On Earning A Scholarship!" As the team applauded, Coach Fleck handed Tanner a t-shirt cannon, which he used to launch a shirt to the already stunned and excited Juenemann. [Full Article...]

Man Recovers After Bout with West Nile Virus

Man Recovers After Bout with West Nile Virus Spokane County had eight cases, the most of any county in the state. "This virus activity is fairly mild in our county for this time of year", district spokeswoman Deborah Bass said in a statement. About 1 in 150 people infected will get seriously ill, with symptoms like high fever, muscle weakness, vision loss and coma. IDPH says, however, that human cases are often under-reporterd. [Full Article...]

Trump signals he will declare opioids crisis a 'national emergency'

Trump signals he will declare opioids crisis a 'national emergency' HHS Secretary Tom Price said after briefing the president that such emergencies were typically reserved for more discrete or time-limited crises, and that the administration did not need to formally declare an emergency to take action, including the steps that Christie had suggested. [Full Article...]

Rightmove Plc (RMV) Receives "Buy" Rating from Investec

Rightmove Plc (RMV) Receives As per Friday, February 10, the company rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Friday, October 21, the company rating was downgraded by Stephens. Shore Capital reaffirmed a hold rating on shares of Rightmove Plc in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Among 2 analysts covering Eagle Eye Solutions Group Plc ( LON:EYE ), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. [Full Article...]

Breakthrough in gene editing gives hope to organ transplant waitlist

Breakthrough in gene editing gives hope to organ transplant waitlist The next stage of the research, Church and Yang say, will be to essentially "humanize" the pigs-modifying them enough that their organs can function in the human body. And eGenesis's lab tests did not prove the viruses would be a risk to patients, says Muhammad Mansoor Mohiuddin, a professor of surgery and director of Xenoheart Transplantation at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, wh... [Full Article...]

Wall St lower as investors weigh rising N. Korea tensions

Wall St lower as investors weigh rising N. Korea tensions Such tensions remained high, with North Korea's state media saying on Thursday that North Korea will develop a plan by mid-August to launch intermediate-range missiles at the USA territory of Guam. In August past year, the North's Foreign Ministry warned that all USA military bases in the Pacific including Guam would "face ruin in the face of all-out and substantial attack" by the North's milita... [Full Article...]

Breakthrough study: Vitamin B3 may prevent miscarriages and birth defects

Breakthrough study: Vitamin B3 may prevent miscarriages and birth defects Next, the researchers fed the mutant mice low doses of niacin during pregnancy , which reduced the severity of the birth defects . 'Now, after 12 years of research, our team has also discovered that this deficiency can be cured and miscarriages and birth defects prevented by taking a common vitamin, ' Professor Sally Dunwoodie said . [Full Article...]

Arkansas highway littered with frozen pizzas

Arkansas highway littered with frozen pizzas Photos and video from the incident show run-over pizzas all over the interstate. No one was hurt in the ordeal. Danny Straessle from the Arkansas Department of Transportation said it had taken all afternoon to make a dent in the massive clean-up operation. [Full Article...]

20 tonnes of contaminated eggs sold in Denmark: food authority

20 tonnes of contaminated eggs sold in Denmark: food authority Dutch investigators have detained two men suspected of being involved in the illegal use of pesticide at poultry farms that sparked a massive food safety scare in several countries. Any eggs would likely have been further mixed with uncontaminated ones, the FSA added, minimising their toxicity. "Samples analysed in the Netherlands show traces of fipronil in the eggs, but not as a health ha... [Full Article...]

PM announces state funeral for Dr. Ruth Pfau

PM announces state funeral for Dr. Ruth Pfau Pfau studied medicine in Germany in the 1950s and was later sent to India by her order, the Daughters of the Heart of Mary. "It was due to her endless struggle that Pakistan defeated leprosy", German Consulate Karachi posted on Facebook. [Full Article...]

Bad trip: Marijuana use increases blood pressure death risk

Bad trip: Marijuana use increases blood pressure death risk The study , published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology , was a retrospective follow-up study of 1,213 people aged 20 or above who had been involved in a large and ongoing National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. "Based upon the findings of prior studies, the [new study] authors' interpretation with regard to the degree of this risk potential appears to be sensational, an... [Full Article...]

Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising in White Americans Under 55

Colorectal Cancer Rates Rising in White Americans Under 55 Heavy alcohol and tobacco consumption, lack of physical activity and low fruit intake are a list of factors that have been linked to individuals who developed colorectal cancer, according to the Colon Cancer Coalition . "And it's scary because we don't know what's causing it", Siegel said. "Most of the time when we do a colonoscopy, they say 'that wasn't as bad as I thought it was, and I wish I w... [Full Article...]

Mylan pushes back all 2017 USA drugs launches to next year

Mylan pushes back all 2017 USA drugs launches to next year Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen allergy treatment, said its net earnings rose 76.4 percent to $297 million, or 55 cents per share, mostly due to revenue from its purchase of Swedish drugmaker Meda previous year. Mylan chef executive Heather Bresch commented: "Our industry, along with the entire healthcare sector, is at an inflection point". Sales of its signature EpiPen autoinjector, used to ... [Full Article...]


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