Thursday August 16-th, 2018

FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found

NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. "The presence of of NDMA was unexpected and is thought to be related to changes in the way the active substance was manufa...

Brush with toxic plant burns teen's face Brush with toxic plant burns teen's face

The invasive plant , which was first spotted in the U.S.in 1917, produces toxic sap that can cause severe irritation when skin is exposed to sunlight. "I'm feeling better", he told WWBT . The plant has large compound leaves that can grow up to ...

Scientists Take First Ever Color X-ray of Human Body Scientists Take First Ever Color X-ray of Human Body

They focused on the same scanning mechanism but employed a sophisticated imaging technology developed at CERN called Medipix . Similar to a camera, the device, named Medipix3, collects individual sub-atomic particles as they collide with pixels, p...

MS reports first West Nile virus case in 2018 MS reports first West Nile virus case in 2018

The first case a year ago was recorded in late June . He says officials hope early virus detection doesn't mean abnormal mosquito-borne disease activity later in the year. Download a copy of Suffolk County's informational brochure "Get the Buzz on M...

China's June trade with North Korea down by half China's June trade with North Korea down by half

In December the 15-member Security Council capped refined petroleum product exports to North Korea at 500,000 barrels a year. The United States said that as of May 30, 89 North Korean tankers had brought in refined petroleum products illicitly o...

South Dakota is best state for retirement while NY ranks worst South Dakota is best state for retirement while NY ranks worst

If retirement is in your near future, you may want to take note. "Residents in the other top states feel similarly". New Jersey was ranked the worst in taxes and near the bottom, at No. Idaho was more affordable than South Dakota and Utah, and also...

'Stealth' STI Mycoplasma genitalium risks becoming a superbug 'Stealth' STI Mycoplasma genitalium risks becoming a superbug

Its draft guidelines detail how best to spot and treat MG. "These new guidelines have been developed because we can't afford to continue with the approach we have followed for the past 15 years as this will undoubtedly lead to a public health eme...

What Are West Nile Symptoms? Virus Found in 30 States What Are West Nile Symptoms? Virus Found in 30 States

Mosquito populations around Huron have been significantly reduced through citywide spraying, but people are reminded to remain vigilant because Culex tarsalis, the carrier of West Nile virus, is now present in higher numbers. Chatham County Mosquito ...

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward

The decision by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco allows hundreds of lawsuits against Roundup's manufacturer, Monsanto , to move forward. The outcome of Johnson's case will not affect the hundreds of other lawsuits in state and fed...

Insurers predict 'market disruption' after Trump suspends Obamacare risk payments Insurers predict 'market disruption' after Trump suspends Obamacare risk payments

Risk adjustment is one of three methods built into the 2010 health-care law to help insulate insurance companies from the ACA requirement that they accept all customers for the first time - healthy and sick - without charging more to those who need...

$4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder $4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder

The jury award includes $550 million in compensatory damages and $4.14 billion in punitive damages. The plaintiff's lawyers said asbestos fibers were found in the ovarian tissues of numerous women and introduced evidence that explained how asbestos...

'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella 'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

At the time, there were a number of salmonella cases in New England, including five in MA and one in New Hampshire. Symptoms last about four to seven days, and although most people improve without treatment, some may require hospitalization bec...

Recall of Valsartan containing drugs Recall of Valsartan containing drugs

Five companies sell drugs containing valsartan in Canada, including Sanis, Sandoz and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries. On an online forum of hypertension patients, there were hundreds of questions asking whether it was safe to take drugs for high ...

Multivitamins may not prevent cardiovascular diseases Multivitamins may not prevent cardiovascular diseases

Using multivitamin or mineral supplements to guard against cardiovascular disease is not recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA). That is especially true of supplement users living in Europe and Japan. However, multivitamin products' ...

Babies fed with solids early sleep longer, wake less frequently Babies fed with solids early sleep longer, wake less frequently

Participants were randomized to an early introduction group (EIG), which continued to breastfeed while nonallergenic and six allergenic foods were introduced, and a standard introduction group (SIG) that followed British infant feeding guidelines, ...

US threatens nations over world breastfeeding resolution, shocking health officials US threatens nations over world breastfeeding resolution, shocking health officials

A spokesperson for the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) told the Times that US delegates objected to the resolution because it placed "unnecessary hurdles" in front of women who choose not to breastfeed, and "stigmatizes" formula-feedin...

Running app exposes names and locations of British spies and soldiers Running app exposes names and locations of British spies and soldiers

The number of fitness trackers on the market, from Strava and Runkeeper to many others, suggests that the answer is no. The Explore component of Polar Flow was meant to show anonymous data on its users and their activities around the globe, dis...

Trump admin temporarily halting some payments under Obamacare program Trump admin temporarily halting some payments under Obamacare program

The president last fall also issued an executive order to try to make it easier for individuals and small businesses to buy health plans that cost less than ACA coverage because they cover fewer medical services and bypass the law's rules meant to ...

Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare Trump administration halts billions in insurance payments under Obamacare

CMS said that the amount frozen for the 2017 benefit year is $10.4 billion, which is drawn from insurers to go to other insurers. The risk-adjustment program has been a source of frustration for small insurers and ACA co-ops that claim the formula ma...

Thai cave rescue: Four more boys extracted in second operation

Narongsak would not identify the rescued boys. One boy reportedly emerged from the cave before 5 p.m. local time. The rescuers have been learning from experience and were two hours faster in bringing the second batch of survivors out on Monday.

Conservatives Ready Their War Chests For Major Supreme Court Fight - Katie Pavlich Conservatives Ready Their War Chests For Major Supreme Court Fight - Katie Pavlich

Trump was reportedly receptive to the idea, though it's unclear whether that will change his decision. Ten Democrats from states that Trump won are up for re-election this fall and will be under tremendous pressure to back the president's nominee.

FDA, CDC eye over 200 illnesses from Del Monte veggies FDA, CDC eye over 200 illnesses from Del Monte veggies

As many as 54 cases have also been reported in Minnesota, along with a handful in Iowa and MI. 'Most people infected with cyclosporiasis develop diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements, ' the FDA said. 'Therefore, it i...

HIV vaccine shows promise in human trial HIV vaccine shows promise in human trial

This vaccine is one of the five experimental HIV-1 vaccine concepts that reached such a success in nearly 40 years of HIV pandemic. While there have been HIV vaccines that have been approved for human trials in the past, only one was shown ...

Trump Administration Halts Payments Under Obamacare Program

CMS was referring to a February ruling from a federal court in New Mexico that invalidated the risk adjustment formula, and a January ruling from a federal court in MA that upheld it. The Affordable Care Act's (ACA) "risk adjustment" program is mea...

First mosquitoes of season test positive for West Nile virus in Boston First mosquitoes of season test positive for West Nile virus in Boston

Use insect repellants with DEET according to the manufacturer's directions. Consider wearing long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and socks when outdoors, particularly when mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk , or in areas known for ha...

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