Friday December 13-th, 2019

Mosquito Alert: First Case Of West Nile Virus Reported In New Jersey Mosquito Alert: First Case Of West Nile Virus Reported In New Jersey

Health authorities recommend to apply an EPA-regulated insect repellent, along with other precautions such as avoiding being outdoors when mosquitoes are active. Less than one percent of those infected will develop a serious neurologic illness, such ...

West Nile virus found in Marion County mosquitoes, health department says

The Department of Agriculture recommends that all horse owners talk to their veterinarians to determine if their horses should be vaccinated against West Nile Virus. "Once a week, we suggest empty, turn over, or throw out any items that might hold wa...

Researchers eliminate HIV from the DNA of infected mice Researchers eliminate HIV from the DNA of infected mice

While HIV treatment has made huge strides since its discovery in the 80s, there still isn't a cure. The team then excised the remaining integrated HIV genome using a gene-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9 which allows scientists to operate on D...

Dad dared to eat gecko dies 10 days later

Paramedics initially thought Mr Dowell might've just had a bad bout of gastro, but he was later diagnosed with salmonella poisoning and eventually taken into ICU. Bricknell told the news outlet that she is level-headed browsing for solutions as to ...

Dad using drone spots shark heading toward his kids Dad using drone spots shark heading toward his kids

Volusia County, Fla., which is home to New Smyrna Beach, earned itself the dubious unofficial title of "shark bite capital of the world" in 2017, according to the Daytona Beach News-Ledger . "It was a mystery waiting for us to uncover", he said. Y...

Sanders scores $18M in donations, but lags behind Buttigieg Sanders scores $18M in donations, but lags behind Buttigieg

Campaigns have until July 15 to report the numbers to the Federal Election Commission. Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign announced Tuesday that it had raised a combined $24 million in the second quarter of 2019, exceeding their total from the first q...

CDC Issues Warning About Fecal Parasite In Swimming Pools

Between 2009 and 2017, 444 cryptoporidiosis outbreaks resulted in over 7,000 cases across 40 states. Meanwhile, 287 people were hospitalized from 2009 to 2017. The parasite is a problem in pools is because an infected swimmer can excrete the parasi...

HPV Vaccine Is Dramatically Lowering Rates of Infections

The vaccine is so successful that when given to young women and girls, it gives partial protection to even unvaccinated girls and women, as well as young men and boys. Kathleen Schmeler, a gynecological oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, noted ...

Cockroaches are becoming 'nearly impossible' to kill Cockroaches are becoming 'nearly impossible' to kill

This genetic sequence enables them to combat infections, detoxify food and even regrow limbs. Cockroaches are developing an immunity to poisons, such as bug spray, as quickly as one generation of offspring. Crucially, they also gained resistance to...

Alcohol causes harm to people who are in close proximity to alcoholics Alcohol causes harm to people who are in close proximity to alcoholics

Researchers led by Madhabika B. Nayak of the Alcohol Research Group in the USA analysed data of 8,750 adults who answered questions from two databases in 2015- the National Alcohol's Harm to Others Survey and the National Alcohol Survey.

Florida woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria after visiting popular beach Florida woman dies from flesh-eating bacteria after visiting popular beach

Lynn died yesterday after suffering two strokes and sepsis, as surgeons battled to save her infected leg. "You would never know that anything was wrong", Fleming said. She died Thursday while Wade held her hand. "If we can get the knowledge out t...

CDC warns about a parasite in pools that is making people sick

Outbreaks of the gastrointestinal parasite cryptosporidium have been spurting upward since 2009, with the number of outbreaks gushing up an average of 13% each year, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pear-shaped bodies' women are healthier than apple-shaped bodies Pear-shaped bodies' women are healthier than apple-shaped bodies

Quibin Qi, associate professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in NY, said of the results in a press release . However, the report states, "those in the highest one-quarter for per cent of fat around the waist, had a 91 per cent incre...

Woman dies from flesh-eating infection she got at the beach Woman dies from flesh-eating infection she got at the beach

Her devastated family are warning about the dangers of the bacteria. Fleming went to an urgent care facility two days later and received a tetanus shot and antibiotics, reports NBC News . The official diagnosis was necrotizing fasciitis , the infec...

CDC Issues Warning About 'Crypto' Fecal Parasite That Can Live in Pools CDC Issues Warning About 'Crypto' Fecal Parasite That Can Live in Pools

For some whose immune systems are compromised, crypto may lead to life-threatening malnutrition and wasting. Someone sick with Crypto can have diarrhea for up to three weeks. In the US, more than half of all recent Crypto-related illnesses could be t...

Debate moment: Most Democrats might not give up private healthcare Debate moment: Most Democrats might not give up private healthcare

Sanders defended the idea on the second night of the debate , though he also admitted that while Americans would pay no premiums and have lower healthcare costs under his version of the plan, they would also pay more in taxes. At some level of Th...

Parkinson's Could Begin in the Gut and Travel Via the Vagus Nerve Parkinson's Could Begin in the Gut and Travel Via the Vagus Nerve

Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the nervous system that harms the motor system. According to researchers, the role of SNCA overexpression in Parkinson's and the need to maintain normal physiological levels of alpha-synuclein prote...

Medtronic recalls vulnerable MiniMed insulin pumps Medtronic recalls vulnerable MiniMed insulin pumps

In its warning , the FDA noted that these devices pose the risk of someone nearby connecting wirelessly and then potentially hacking into the devices. MiniMed 508 and Paradigm devices may be vulnerable to hacking. Blood glucose meters for diabet...

Murphy to New Jerseyans: I'm not shutting down state government Murphy to New Jerseyans: I'm not shutting down state government

Governor Murphy raised the state's share of funding for NJ Transit from $30 million to over $400 million, and this year he proposed to continue that by adding another $25 million to their coffers. That suggested a government shutdown could be one pre...

62 sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to fresh papayas 62 sickened in salmonella outbreak linked to fresh papayas

Since January, 62 people have been infected across eight states including Texas and Florida. An outbreak of salmonella has been linked to fresh papayas imported from Mexico, according to a new release issued Friday by the CDC. Consumers in Conn...

Morning People May Have A Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer, Says Study Morning People May Have A Lower Risk Of Breast Cancer, Says Study

But there has been much less research into the potential effects of sleep habits on breast cancer risk. The authors have previously posted a non-peer reviewed, unedited version of this research paper on a recognised preprint server* and presented...

Not all types of sitting are equally unhealthy

Working at a desk all day may not be as bad for heart health and longevity as sitting in front of a television after hours, according to a U.S. study that suggests not all types of sitting are equally harmful. Even for the most dedicated TV watchers,...

Mosquito carrying West Nile virus found in Twin Falls County Mosquito carrying West Nile virus found in Twin Falls County

West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a Culex mosquitoes, commonly known house mosquitoes. Citizens can view a mosquito trapping and spraying map depicting areas where WNV has been detected and subsequently sprayed to reduce the adul...

Doctors, lawyers portray dire conditions for child migrants Doctors, lawyers portray dire conditions for child migrants

The U.S. house recently passed a $4.5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained. At another Customs and Border Protection center in Clint, Texas, children said no adults took ca...

Common Drugs Boost The Risks Of Dementia, New Research Revealed Common Drugs Boost The Risks Of Dementia, New Research Revealed

The researchers found that 57% of cases and 51% of controls were given a prescription for drugs that contained anticholinergic substances. Be that as it may, the analysts just saw a dementia connection in patients who took the medications for exten...

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