Tuesday October 23-rd, 2018

FDA approves marijuana drug FDA approves marijuana drug

British pharmaceutical company GW Pharmaceuticals has tested the drug on more than 500 children and adults with severe forms of epilepsy and proved its effectiveness. CBDV is a cannabis-based molecule that GW Pharmaceuticals is now evaluati...

'Sea Lice' Attacks Prompt Warning At Florida Beaches 'Sea Lice' Attacks Prompt Warning At Florida Beaches

We also have purple flags in the air due to sea lice (small jelly fish) please do not forget to drink plenty of water and apply lots of sunscreen. Sea lice can not live outside of the warm saltwater and do not remain on a swimmer's body after they ...

National HIV Testing Day Wednesday National HIV Testing Day Wednesday

Councilors say six months is the recommended time since that is how long it takes for the virus to show up on test results. Read stories on social media about why and how people make HIV testing part of their lives using #DoingItMyWay or #Hacien...

Best Children's Hospital in the U.S.-Boston Children's Tops List Best Children's Hospital in the U.S.-Boston Children's Tops List

This program has been in use at NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital since November 2017 and was launched in May at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related inform...

Amazon to Acquire PillPack Amazon to Acquire PillPack

News of the acquisition is also a bitter pill to swallow for Walmart , which was said to be looking into buying PillPack for under $1 billion earlier this year, according to CNBC. Walgreens shareholders seem particularly nervous about Amazon's ad...

PA DEP: West Nile Virus pops up in The Valley again PA DEP: West Nile Virus pops up in The Valley again

The reservoir (where the virus normally lives and multiples) is wild birds. No human cases of the virus have turned up this year in Pennsylvania, but in previous years, humans have contracted the disease. There is no specific treatment, but support...

North Central Health District offers free HIV Testing in 13 counties North Central Health District offers free HIV Testing in 13 counties

The health department said 15 Washtenaw County adults were newly diagnosed with HIV infection in 2017, which is the lowest number of new diagnoses in 20 years. In January 2018, the province expanded coverage for pre-exposure prophylaxis, known as PrE...

Mom Reminds Us It's Super Dangerous To Go Down Slides With Kids Mom Reminds Us It's Super Dangerous To Go Down Slides With Kids

Rather, they should stand next to the slide and let the child go down while guarding them with their hands. In a study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics , researchers found that almost 352,700 children under the age of six were injur...

GE narrows focus again, sheds health care and Baker Hughes GE narrows focus again, sheds health care and Baker Hughes

Flannery said putting GE Healthcare and Baker Hughes outside its current structure will benefit all parties. "Today's actions unlock both a pure-play healthcare company and a tier-one oil and gas servicing and equipment player", he said in a prep...

Airline Crew Appear To Get Cancer More Than The Normal Population Airline Crew Appear To Get Cancer More Than The Normal Population

The FAHS included more than 5,300 flight attendants who were recruited through online and mailed surveys, and given in person at airports. "Consistent with previous studies, we report a higher lifetime prevalence of breast, melanoma and non-melanom...

Flying and Cancer: Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Numerous Cancers

A flight attendant speaks to a captain. In addition, flight attendants who worked before smoking on board was banned were exposed to high levels of second-hand smoke. That exposure may not be concerning for people taking individual flights, but for p...

FDA approves its first marijuana-derived drug FDA approves its first marijuana-derived drug

That so-called "high" comes from a different compound in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). " The FDA approval for cannabidiol is a landmark in American medicine", said Orrin Devinsky, MD, of New York University Langone Health, wh...

Walgreens pharmacist denies woman miscarriage medication, citing ethical beliefs Walgreens pharmacist denies woman miscarriage medication, citing ethical beliefs

Ms Arteaga said she had also complained to Walgreen's corporate office. Arteaga said she opted to take prescription medication instead of undergoing an invasive medical procedure. "I had a hard time getting to sleep with all these thoughts going th...

FDA Approves First Cannabis-Derived Drug For Medical Use

It's not clear how quickly the drug will be available for prescription. As the FDA itself notes, "this is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana". The medicine will be used to treat two rare and s...

IDPH reports first confirmed West Nile Virus case of 2018 IDPH reports first confirmed West Nile Virus case of 2018

Nirav D. Shah, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health , said in a statement. Four out of five people who become infected with West Nile virus won't have any symptoms. Common symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches. ...

Are Herpes Viruses Responsible For Alzheimer's Disease? Are Herpes Viruses Responsible For Alzheimer's Disease?

I'm sure there's a lot of people who are secretly unhappy about it", he told The New York Times , adding that researchers often "come up to me at conferences and say in hushed tones, 'Oh, I also have a data set that shows viruses, but I'm afraid ...

Laser pointer burns hole in 9-year-old boy's eye Laser pointer burns hole in 9-year-old boy's eye

Sofia Androudi, a physician involved with the case, wrote in an email. The report did not identify what kind of laser pointer the boy was playing with, but said that powerful lasers remain accessible on the internet. A nine-year-old boy was left al...

Shilpa Shetty Kundra shares her thoughts on yoga Shilpa Shetty Kundra shares her thoughts on yoga

Shilpa Shetty is truly a fitness icon for all the women in India. She has released DVD's on yoga, and credits her fabulous body to yoga. You probably must have heard of the power yoga, a vigorous fitness-based vinyasa practice that offers a wide ra...

Unjustified medication shortened 456 lives in a United Kingdom hospital, report says Unjustified medication shortened 456 lives in a United Kingdom hospital, report says

Police previously investigated the deaths of 92 patients during three inquiries between 1998 and 2006, but no prosecutions were brought. The report into the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire between 1988 and 2000 has been looking...

Department of Labor Finalizes Association Health Plan Expansion Department of Labor Finalizes Association Health Plan Expansion

Christopher E. Condeluci, an employee benefits lawyer who used to work for Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee, told the Times: "The new rule will allow national trade associations to offer insurance to their employer members in multiple ...

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Another theory is that Alzheimer's is a mix of disease process in the brain, but experts don't know for sure. Childhood viruses that infect nearly everyone and lie dormant in the body for life might be involved in Alzheimer's disease, researchers ...

Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau Marijuana to be legal in Canada Oct. 17: Trudeau

The Senate passage of the bill was the final hurdle in the process. Uruguay previously legalized marijuana in 2013. In a Wednesday statement, Trudeau said that the date was pushed back due to the three "big" provinces in Canada asking for more time...

West Nile found in mosquitoes in Orleans Parish West Nile found in mosquitoes in Orleans Parish

Mosquitoes in Orleans Parish tested positive for West Nile, according to the New Orleans Mayor's Office. The health district is advising residents to avoid exposure to mosquitoes by staying indoors, wearing long sleeves and long trousers when g...

Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream

He told MPs that the review would be held in two parts. In a speech to the House of Commons on on 19 June 2018, Javid said that a two-part review will first consider the therapeutic evidence for cannabis-based medicines, and then assess, based on "...

PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost

And she added: 'Now of course we've got to fund that. Responding to the Prime Minister's announcement the three health think thanks have described it as "worrying" and "not quite all it seems" as it doesn't include any mention of funding for public...

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