Friday December 13-th, 2019

Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Atlanta leaves 1 dead Legionnaires' disease outbreak in Atlanta leaves 1 dead

The Atlanta outbreak was first liked to the Sheraton in July. A 49-year-old woman has died after recently attending a conference at the Atlanta Sheraton hotel. So far, 11 more cases of Legionnaires' have been diagnosed - but health officials sa...

More than 600 deaths push Philippines to declare 'national dengue epidemic' More than 600 deaths push Philippines to declare 'national dengue epidemic'

It mentioned the Philippines recorded 146,062 cases of dengue from January through July 20 this year, 98 % more than the same period in 2018. However, Duque, the health secretary, mentioned that the World Health Organization didn't recommend the use ...

Uganda commences its largest-ever Ebola vaccine trial Uganda commences its largest-ever Ebola vaccine trial

Since the latest outbreak was discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a year ago, the disease has killed at least 1,800 people. Any border closure is likely to push travellers to avoid official border posts, where people are checked for si...

Obama: Americans must not let racist views become normalized

President Donald Trump will travel Wednesday to the scenes of back-to-back mass shootings that stunned the nation and left at least 31 people dead , but his planned appearances in OH and Texas aren't being well received by all local officials -...

Sesame allergies among Americans on the rise prompting calls for warning labels Sesame allergies among Americans on the rise prompting calls for warning labels

Pongracic, MD, division head of allergy/immunology at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. The Food Allergy Research & Education site publishes a more comprehensive list of things containing sesame .

After mass shootings, Obama decries language of leaders that After mass shootings, Obama decries language of leaders that "normalizes racist sentiments"

In a national address to the country hours earlier, Trump said, "Now is the time to set destructive partisanship aside - so destructive - and find the courage to answer hatred with unity, devotion, and love". "We have to put a stop to it". Senate D...

Trump denounces white supremacy after shootings, cites video games and internet Trump denounces white supremacy after shootings, cites video games and internet

The nation's first African-American president also directly referenced and condemned the apparent racist and anti-immigrant motives of the 21-year-old white man who authorities believe killed at least 22 people inside a Walmart in El Paso on Saturd...

Democratic Republic of Congo tests 12 more patients for Ebola Democratic Republic of Congo tests 12 more patients for Ebola

Goma, a city of almost 2 million people bordering Rwanda, is the capital of North Kivu Province, the region worst hit by the year-long epidemic that has killed more than 1,800 people and infected thousands more. It was earlier reluctant to do so, par...

West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Orange West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Orange

One lives in the San Fernando Valley and the other in the southeastern region of L.A. County, they said. "While West Nile Virus isn't new to our area", said Director of Environmental Health Services Bonnie Deakins, "This is a reminder that mosquito...

Fourth Ebola case found in Congo city, raising fears of faster spread Fourth Ebola case found in Congo city, raising fears of faster spread

Some 45,000 people go through the main border post between the two countries each day, according to an immigration official. Rwanda reopened its frontier with DR Congo on Thursday after closing it for eight hours following a new case of Ebola in ...

West Nile Virus detected in mosquitos in Worcester; spraying date set West Nile Virus detected in mosquitos in Worcester; spraying date set

Zika and West Nile viruses are both transmitted by mosquitoes. Additionally, she said, Albertans should be using an approved insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin and could consider limiting the time they spend outside. Severe symptoms include...

New Yorker dies of tick-borne Powassan virus New Yorker dies of tick-borne Powassan virus

WIVB reports , "Unlike other tick-borne illnesses, Powassan can be transmitted from tick to human in as little as 15 minutes". In 2018, states reported 21 cases of Powassan virus disease to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .

Svb Leerink Comments on Humana Inc's Q3 2019 Earnings (NYSE:HUM)

Hanson Mcclain Inc stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. World Asset Management Inc boosted its position in shares of Humana by 10.9% during the 1st quarter . At the time of this writing, the total market value of the company is set a...

Why binge drinking is more risky for older Americans Why binge drinking is more risky for older Americans

Between 2005 and 2014, between 7.7 percent and 9 percent of older Americans were binge drinkers. The latest number may even be an underestimate, the researchers note, because the study was based on self-reported data from the 2015-2017 National Sur...

Congo races to contain Ebola after gold miner contaminates several in Goma

Symptoms such as fever can be confused with malaria, which is endemic in the region. The Ministry has advised against unnecessary travels to Goma-Eastern Congo, following increasing number of cases confirmed in DRC, and requested that individuals w...

Doctors hold nationwide strike against NMC bill, withdraw emergency services Doctors hold nationwide strike against NMC bill, withdraw emergency services

According to them, if not amended, the bill will lead to deterioration of medical education and degradation of healthcare services. Though, MCI had to be dissolved through ordinances and any action against the MCI president could be taken only if d...

Ohio Woman Has Legs and Arms Amputated After Infection from Dog Saliva Ohio Woman Has Legs and Arms Amputated After Infection from Dog Saliva

Aggressive treatments began but her condition kept deteriorating. A woman from OH was hospitalized for more than 80 days and had her limbs partially amputated after contracting severe bacterial infection from dog saliva. Greg Manteufel has un...

Bangladesh Hit by 'Worst Dengue Outbreak on Record', Children Mostly Affected Bangladesh Hit by 'Worst Dengue Outbreak on Record', Children Mostly Affected

The dengue outbreak in Bangladesh is getting worse. The first case of mosquito-borne viral infection was reported in Bangladesh in 2000, and some 100 people died from the disease from 2000 to 2003. Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed ...

Rwanda closes border with DRC over deadly Ebola outbreak Rwanda closes border with DRC over deadly Ebola outbreak

All of them are members of the same family and had recently returned from the provincial capital city of Goma, where a man died from Ebola on Wednesday. Michael Ryan said on Wednesday. The declaration of a global health emergency - the fifth in his...

55 'probable' Legionnaires' cases tied to Atlanta hotel

The four-star hotel closed down voluntarily on July 15 and plans to reopen on August 11, pending test results. The Department of Public Health and the Fulton County Board of Health are working with the owners of the Sheraton Atlanta taking sample...

Kamala Harris releases 'Medicare for All' plan ahead of debate Kamala Harris releases 'Medicare for All' plan ahead of debate

After that, employers could participate in the government-run Medicare plan or offer their workers a private plan certified by Medicare. Zoom out: The AP reported Sunday that about 90% of Americans are covered by the US health system, indicat...

West Nile cases confirmed in Fresno County West Nile cases confirmed in Fresno County

This keeps young mosquitoes from becoming flying, biting adults. Mosquitoes thrive where there's standing water, but the high risk can be there, even if a county hasn't experienced recent rainfall. Apply insect repellent containing DEET or icaridin a...

Tulsi Gabbard Praised For 'Pummeling' Harris on Her Prosecutor's Record Tulsi Gabbard Praised For 'Pummeling' Harris on Her Prosecutor's Record

Despite topping the Google list, some users on Twitter noticed Gabbard's name wasn't among the top trends for them. Gabbard had also stunned many pundits when she topped the Google searches for one of the debates in the first pair of match-ups in...

United Nations working 'intensively' to stop Ebola in eastern DR Congo United Nations working 'intensively' to stop Ebola in eastern DR Congo

According to an Associated Press report out of Kinshasa, DRC, the case was in a man in his 40s who had arrived home in Goma on July 13 from a mining area of the DRC's Ituri province. However, some health workers say besides resources a new approach...

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...

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