Thursday August 22-nd, 2019

Facebook AR device to let you type with your mind

Facebook envisions a future in which people will be able to type out words and send messages using only their minds with Project Moonshot. As reported in the research, the team connected high-density electrocorticography (ECoG) arrays to three epi...

2nd confirmed Ebola case in Congo’s city of Goma dies 2nd confirmed Ebola case in Congo’s city of Goma dies

Officials in Congo on Tuesday said a second Ebola case had been confirmed in Goma, the city of more than 2 million people whose first confirmed case in this yearlong outbreak was reported earlier this month. Congolese officials say they have increa...

Congo officials say 2nd Ebola case confirmed in city of Goma Congo officials say 2nd Ebola case confirmed in city of Goma

The affected person arrived on July 13 from a mining area in northeastern Congo's Ituri province and began showing signs on July 22. Over the next six months, WFP will almost double its food assistance and nutritional support to 440,000 Ebola-aff...

Lehigh Valley hospitals ranked best, high performing in Pennsylvania Lehigh Valley hospitals ranked best, high performing in Pennsylvania

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, ranked No. 1 nationally. According to Cleveland Clinic, the hospital has ranked in the top five more 21 consecutive years. Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News, said the rankings...

EEE virus detected in Florida, causes brain swelling EEE virus detected in Florida, causes brain swelling

Some cases are accompanied by pretty serious symptoms. Health officials in the U.S. state of Florida have issued a warning about the discovery of a mosquito-borne virus which causes brain swelling and can be fatal. Since the infection leads to ...

Man dead from brain-eating amoeba after water park visit Man dead from brain-eating amoeba after water park visit

The man-made lake at Fantasy Lake Water Park in Hope Mills, Cumberland County, North Carolina, is pictured in a promotional image from the park's website. Five of those cases occurred in North Carolina. The amoeba also killed an OH college student ...

WHO Urges Countries to Invest in Eliminating Hepatitis WHO Urges Countries to Invest in Eliminating Hepatitis

He said this year World Hepatitis Day was observed with the theme of " Invest in eliminating Hepatitis ". A total of 100 hepatitis B infections and 93 hepatitis C infections were reported in Northern Ireland in 2018. He further informed that ...

Vaccination Vital in Slowing Spread of Ebola in DRC Vaccination Vital in Slowing Spread of Ebola in DRC

The WHO declared Ebola a public health emergency of global concern on 17 July but urged countries not to restrict trade or travel. Each year, millions of Muslims from all over the world make the trip to Mecca each year to observe the Hajj pilgr...

Indiana Woman Says She Nearly Lost Her Leg After ‘Hot Tub’ Infection Indiana Woman Says She Nearly Lost Her Leg After ‘Hot Tub’ Infection

She didn't seem to have any other risk factors for developing the rash. Doctors asked if she had been hiking. When the family returned home days after Bryant first had symptoms, she noticed a rash had formed, was creeping up her calf, and had explode...

Julio Jones Messing Around with 3000 Julio Jones Messing Around with 3000

Jones already led the National Football League last season in receiving yards and with questions up and down the Panthers secondary, this can't be good news for Jones' division rival. Now 2,000 yards isn't so insane but it's difficult- the league rec...

Olaparib: Cancer drug set to become more widely available

A drug for advanced ovarian cancer should become more "widely available" in Northern Ireland, the Department of Health has said. It was scientists at the ICR who first discovered how to target the drug at cancer's genetic weaknesses. Dr Susana Bane...

Should you take a daily, low-dose aspirin to prevent heart/stroke problems? Should you take a daily, low-dose aspirin to prevent heart/stroke problems?

Millions of adults are taking low-dose aspirin daily without their doctor's recommendation, according to a new study , jeopardizing their health in the process. Nothing has changed for heart attack survivors: Aspirin still is recommended for them. ...

Global Temperatures May be Responsible for Rise of Deadly Fungal Disease Global Temperatures May be Responsible for Rise of Deadly Fungal Disease

So far, Candida auris infections have been reported in more than 30 countries , including India, South Africa and Russian Federation. People with already-compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable, while hospital outbreaks have led t...

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Visitor to Water Park Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills Visitor to Water Park

The amoeba can role off extreme illness as much as nine days after exposure. These rare infections usually occur when it is hot for prolonged periods of time, which results in higher water temperatures and lower water levels. Know more about brain-...

Mosquitos test positive for West Nile in Garland Mosquitos test positive for West Nile in Garland

The Health District's Mosquito Surveillance Program continues to identify West Nile and St. Louis encephalitis virus-positive mosquitoes throughout Southern Nevada. The virus can affect any age group. The potentially fatal virus often presents it...

Oregon Students Will Now Be Allowed To Take Mental Health Days

OR schools will now excuse student absences for mental or behavioral health reasons, as with regular sick days. Previously , students were only allowed to miss school due to physical illness, a family member's physical illness, doctor or dentist a...

Tips for avoiding mosquito bites and protecting yourself against West Nile: AHS Tips for avoiding mosquito bites and protecting yourself against West Nile: AHS

There have been no human cases reported in New York City this year, however, as of July 9, one was reported in New Jersey and 39 across the U.S. Officials said infections can cause acute febrile illness, fever, meningitis or meningoencephalitis.

Congo student with Ebola still finds a way to take exams Congo student with Ebola still finds a way to take exams

The outbreak has killed over 1,700 people since it was declared almost a year ago. The Ebola virus has caused 1,621 deaths in the DRC as of July 17 in an outbreak that is the second largest in the history of Ebola since it was discovered in 197...

Salmonella outbreak tied to dog treats expands to 27 states Salmonella outbreak tied to dog treats expands to 27 states

Of 315 infected people interviewed by officials, 237 said they had been in contact with ducklings or chicks before contracting the illness. Since then an additional 48 illnesses have been reported , bringing the total count of known infections to 9...

Air pollution linked to deaths of 30,000 people in the U.S. Air pollution linked to deaths of 30,000 people in the U.S.

The amount of this fine particle pollution in the U.S. has declined since 1999. The current U.S. standard is at 12 microgram per cubic meter of air (ug/m3), but researchers suggest this level may still be too high. nation, and reduce health inequal...

World Bank deploys $300 mn to DR Congo to contain Ebola outbreak World Bank deploys $300 mn to DR Congo to contain Ebola outbreak

Mr Ilunga also criticised what he described as outside pressure to roll out a new experimental Ebola vaccine. "Given the relatively robust surveillance and infection prevention and control practices in Jamaica, the public can be reassured that the ...

Climate change could be behind rise of superbug, study finds Climate change could be behind rise of superbug, study finds

Stat News published a piece Tuesday that mentions the new study but also addresses a series of pressing questions about the emerging superbug with help from experts who include Tom Chiller, chief of mycotic diseases at the Centers for Disease Co...

Met Office confirms hottest place in Devon and Cornwall today Met Office confirms hottest place in Devon and Cornwall today

It also believes there is a small chance property could be damaged by lightning strikes, hail or strong winds. The warning of storms comes as temperatures soar across Shropshire and Mid Wales, with Shrewsbury and Ludlow set to see heights of 30C (8...

DR Congo health minister resigns over Ebola crisis DR Congo health minister resigns over Ebola crisis

This means the virus could pose a public health risk to other countries , requiring a more coordinated worldwide response. In the current outbreak, 2,498 people are confirmed to have been infected with Ebola, causing 1,737 deaths, since it began i...

Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health

Medical consensus once supported daily use of low dose aspirin to prevent heart attack and stroke in people at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). And having a history of ulcers didn't seem to prevent these seniors from taking a dail...

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