Wednesday May 22-nd, 2019

CDC: Fentanyl surpasses Heroin as nation's most deadly drug CDC: Fentanyl surpasses Heroin as nation's most deadly drug

Experts say fentanyl is being mixed in with a lot of other drugs, like heroin , meth, and even cocaine, often to unsuspecting customers. From 2012 to 2015, heroin became the most frequently involved drug in overdose deaths. After declines earl...

Heart attack risk peaks at 10pm on Christmas Eve Heart attack risk peaks at 10pm on Christmas Eve

New European research has found that the risk of having a heart attack is higher on Christmas Eve and during certain holiday periods than at other times of the year. A persistent rumor says that suicides tend to increase around the winter holidays, ...

Rates of Harm Due to Opioid Poisoning Up in NL: CIHI Rates of Harm Due to Opioid Poisoning Up in NL: CIHI

There were 638 deaths in Ontario, 379 in Alberta and 754 in B.C. during that period. An average of 17 Canadians were hospitalized every day in 2017 due to opioid poisoning, according to the Canadian Institute for Health Information , which is an i...

Johnson & Johnson 'knew about asbestos in baby powder'

According to Reuters , the documents also depict successful efforts to influence USA regulators' plans to limit asbestos in cosmetic talc products and scientific research on the health effects of talc. An examination of the documents also revealed ...

Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects Breast cancer survivors may have lingering mental health effects

However, among women under 55, that is not the case, the research team found; in this age group, women who had had children were 80% more likely to develop breast cancer five years after giving birth, compared to peers who had not given birth .

Giving birth increases women's breast cancer risk in the short term

Breast cancer screening is the medical screening of asymptomatic, apparently healthy women for breast cancer in an attempt to achieve an earlier diagnosis. The findings are complicated, since childbirth has been known for years to be protective ag...

Children's Brains Impacted by Heavy Screen Time Children's Brains Impacted by Heavy Screen Time

Researchers have found "different patterns" in brain scans among children who record heavy smart device and video game use, according to initial data from a major ongoing USA study. In one pilot study, babies were unable to correlate playing virtua...

Solving puzzles at old age might not boost declining mental health Solving puzzles at old age might not boost declining mental health

But the new study said there had been a lack of historical childhood mental ability data and the effect of practice on improving test scores has often been overlooked in mental ageing studies. A notable finding of this study was that people who were ...

American retired almost lost his brain due to drinking contaminated water American retired almost lost his brain due to drinking contaminated water

A woman who was told by her doctor to rinse her sinuses twice daily to clear up a chronic sinus infection died from a brain-eating amoeba. About a month after using the nasal irrigation using filtered tap water, the woman developed a red raised r...

Google Fit Gets New Features on Android, Wear OS Google Fit Gets New Features on Android, Wear OS

These updated features are rolling out this week. Google has announced some new features for its Google Fit app with Wear OS smartwatch owners set to get a new guided breathing app to help you battle those more stressful parts of the day.

CDC warns not to eat raw cookie dough CDC warns not to eat raw cookie dough

The CDC said that children should not be allowed to play with or eat raw dough, and that hands should be washed thoroughly after baking cookies. While eggs are perfectly safe to eat when handled and cooked properly, they can make you sick if the eggs...

Government Would Look Government Would Look "Pretty Stupid" If They Delayed Brexit Vote

It would also leave the tortuous Brexit process in a state of flux - and raise the prospects of a no-deal scenario - less than four months before the March 29 departure date. "I think one or two people might leave, I don't know who they will be", he ...

A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot

Charles Cobbs, a neurosurgeon at Swedish Medical Center, told the Seattle Times . But when Cobbs operated to remove the mass, "it was just dead brain tissue", making it hard to determine what it actually was. The case is the second-ever reported i...

CDC: 9 more sickened in E. coli outbreak affecting romaine lettuce CDC: 9 more sickened in E. coli outbreak affecting romaine lettuce

Coli to romaine lettuce we put out a blanket warning letting people know they shouldn't eat romaine lettuce until we know more", says FDA Spokesperson Peter Cassell. New Jersey and California have the most cases, each having reported 11 people ...

Republic 'will face food shortages' in no-deal Brexit Republic 'will face food shortages' in no-deal Brexit

Mr Farage also suggested Mrs May could have to head off to Brussels once more to plead European Union leaders for further concessions should her Brexit agreement be shot down on Dember 11. On the subject of a second referendum, Ms Rudd said she "...

Flu vaccine still available at Iroquois County Public Health Department Flu vaccine still available at Iroquois County Public Health Department

What happened? It's simple and sad. Even if they do as they intend, that leaves considerably more than a third of adults (41%) who have not - and will not - get a flu shot, according to NORC. Many people who didn't vaccinate previous year had heard...

Neti pot Seattle death: Doctors issue warning after brain infection ki

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , a species of amoeba called Naegleria fowleri , one of the best-documented causes of such infections, is frequently present in fresh water, though infections are rare. Within a week, she...

Man coughs up perfectly intact ‘blood sculpture’ of his lung (GRAPHIC PHOTO) Man coughs up perfectly intact ‘blood sculpture’ of his lung (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

The 36-year old man was being treated for a serious heart condition, according to a new report of the case, published November 29 in The New England Journal of Medicine . Wieselthaler called the occurrence "very, very, very rare". During the wee...

First ever baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor First ever baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor

The 32-year-old woman was born without a uterus due to Mayer-Rokitansky-Hauser syndrome. Before the transplant, the woman underwent in vitro fertilization, resulting in eight fertilized eggs that were frozen. The woman's pregnancy was normal, and d...

Dharwad village residents drain lake after ‘HIV’ woman drowns Dharwad village residents drain lake after ‘HIV’ woman drowns

Her body, found floating in the lake on November 29, was bloated and half-eaten by fish. But the human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV ) spreads only through body fluids and outside the human body, the virus can not survive beyond minutes in air or wate...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay interns $15 an hour Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez promises to pay interns $15 an hour

And her chief of staff told The Washington Post that they intend to pay the interns "at least" $15 an hour. Cortez made national headlines just days ago when she bizarrely suggested the Pentagon could largely finance her $32 trillion "Medicare ...

Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All? Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?

When placed in solution, these clusters of methyl groups cause cancer DNA fragments to fold up into three dimensional nanostructures that like to stick to gold. It could be useful, however, if clinicians might not ever see a patient again in a ru...

First baby born after uterus transplanted from deceased donor

The unnamed uterus recipient was a 32-year-old woman born without a uterus, but otherwise healthy. Seven months after the transplant, the woman's fertilized eggs were implanted into the uterus, resulting in pregnancy. If uterus transplants ever b...

WatchOS 5.1.2 is Available Today, Brings ECG and Irregular Heartbeat Detection WatchOS 5.1.2 is Available Today, Brings ECG and Irregular Heartbeat Detection

Both the ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notifications have received the De Novo classification from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. With the updated accelerometer in the Series 4, those Watches can now detect when its weare...

Infant Ibuprofen Recalled At CVS, Walmart, Family Dollar Infant Ibuprofen Recalled At CVS, Walmart, Family Dollar

Tris Pharma said there is a "remote possibility" the increased amount of ibuprofen could lead to permanent kidney injury in infants. If infants ingest too much ibuprofen, they can suffer from nausea, vomiting, gastric pain or diarrhea. At CVS, th...

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