Sunday November 18-th, 2018

US News & World Report Names Hartford Hospital Best in Region US News & World Report Names Hartford Hospital Best in Region

In specialties, Baptist Health Louisville did not achieve any national rankings but was deemed "high performing" for seven procedures/conditions, including colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery and hip and knee replacement. The annual Best Ho...

Brainstorm Health: Digital Birth Control App, Alnylam Approval, Teen Depression Brainstorm Health: Digital Birth Control App, Alnylam Approval, Teen Depression

Natural Cycles reports which days a woman is most fertile based on daily body temperature readings and menstrual cycle information. The ideal use rate is the percentage of women who would become pregnant because of intercourse on a day the app predic...

At least 76 people overdose on K2 in New Haven, Connecticut

Dozens of those overdoses took place on the New Haven Green, a historic downtown park bordering the Yale University campus. New Haven emergency personnel respond to overdose cases on the New Haven Green in Conn.on August 15, 2018. "We are doing o...

Study Finds That Vaping Could Be Damaging Your Immune System Study Finds That Vaping Could Be Damaging Your Immune System

Vapor contained in e-cigarettes can damage the alveolar macrophages, which are responsible for engulfing and removing dust particles, bacteria, and allergens that can enter the respiratory tract. But it appears that the vaping process itself can dama...

Dozens overdose on ‘K2’ in Connecticut park

Police said Wednesday afternoon that they had made an arrest in connection to the overdoses, WFSB reports. While no deaths were reported, a local official says at least two of the overdose victims had "life-threatening symptoms". We want to help pe...

Measles outbreak hits more than 100 people in 21 states, including Indiana Measles outbreak hits more than 100 people in 21 states, including Indiana

The majority of those cases were in people who were not vaccinated. The outbreak likely started from a traveler who became infected overseas with measles, then visited the amusement park while infectious; however, no source was identified.

Northwestern Memorial ranked best hospital in IL

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago also grabbed top honors, ranking as the No. 1 hospital for rehabilitation in the country for the 28th year. A total of 13 hospitals in the seven-county Southeast Michigan area won recognition in the best regio...

Blue light from phone screens precipitate blindness, study finds Blue light from phone screens precipitate blindness, study finds

Around one in seven people over 50 have some signs of the disease and there is no known cure. Blue light has a very short wavelength relative to other visible lights, so it produces a higher amount of energy. The UT researchers are now measuring li...

Orca abandons body of her dead calf after 17-day journey Orca abandons body of her dead calf after 17-day journey

Center for Whale Research founder Ken Balcomb says he is immensely relieved to see J35 returning to typical behavior. An audio recording from earlier this month apparently featured the mother's "mournful and prominent" calls, Q13 Fox reported.

Blue light from smartphones may speed blindness Blue light from smartphones may speed blindness

All smartphone and tablet screens also emit blue light. Spanish scientists found that blue light is risky to the cells of the retina . As more research is needed, those involved in the study say to avoid looking at screens at night - and t...

Mother Orca Spotted Carrying Dead Calf For 17th Day Mother Orca Spotted Carrying Dead Calf For 17th Day

Dolphin and whale fat is packed with energy. Last week, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee released a video statement on Facebook detailing what his office is doing to protect the orca population in the waters around the state. The group will prioritize ...

High Number Of Cape Cod Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus High Number Of Cape Cod Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus

Health departments have also encouraged residents to remove items from the outside of their home that contain water - such as buckets or pet dishes - because it can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. A WNV-positive sample of adult Culex tarsalis ...

Loose underwear may be good for sperm production Loose underwear may be good for sperm production

Some styles of underpants, such as jockey shorts or briefs, bring the scrotum nearer to the body, causing the testicles to warm up, while others, such as boxer shorts, are looser and cooler . Did you know? The kind of underwear you wear can affect y...

Priyanka Chopra Engaged To Boyfriend Nick Jonas? Actress Finally Breaks Her Silence! Priyanka Chopra Engaged To Boyfriend Nick Jonas? Actress Finally Breaks Her Silence!

I'm a girl; I have the right to keep that to myself. "I will be complacent and it is boring", she added. "I am not running for the Office, so I don't think I need to give explanations.", Priyanka said. Thanks for hanging with me, I'm your girl Sine...

Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male Women more likely to die of heart attack if doctor is male

Survival rates for male heart attack also rose under the care of female doctors , although by a smaller proportion. "If they are concerned that they may be having a heart attack they should ask the treating physician - man or woman - if they h...

Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak has killed 33: Health ministry Eastern Congo Ebola outbreak has killed 33: Health ministry

On August 3, the World Health Organization announced there have been a total of 43 Ebola cases in the latest outbreak, including 33 deaths. The experimental new vaccine, developed by pharmaceutical company Merck , was deemed successful in its firs...

West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says West Nile virus found in mosquitoes trapped in Mitchell, health unit says

The treatment is meant to decrease the mosquito population and minimize the risk of transmission of West Nile Virus. DCHHS said there is now no vaccine or specific treatment for West Nile virus. Since 2000, 134 cases of the virus have been diagnose...

Defense Department bans geolocation features on tech devices due to security risk Defense Department bans geolocation features on tech devices due to security risk

This was all sparked when reports surfaced earlier this year of a fitness-tracking company, Strava , publishing maps showing where users jog, bike and exercise. Army Col. Rob Manning, a Pentagon spokesman, said potential penalties will be determin...

HMC: Nearly 35,000 new Organ Donors Registered since Ramadan HMC: Nearly 35,000 new Organ Donors Registered since Ramadan

This was echoed by Jackie Doyle-Price, Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities, who said: "We need to address myths and misconceptions around donation, and we will only do this by having informed debate and dialogue, which I hope will b...

August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

With no additional burden on household income, breastfeeding is a low-priced way of feeding babies and contributes to poverty reduction. "Many women think that milk supply is low when it isn't". 78 million babies - or every three in five babies - a...

Kourtney calls Kim 'evil human being' in released teaser clip Kourtney calls Kim 'evil human being' in released teaser clip

I don't even know how we got here with so many babies but it's so incredible. "I love that we go an inch higher than most workout trousers and that really made a big difference for me", she added. "Honestly, I think it's ongoing". Kim Kardashi...

Laboratory lungs were successfully transplanted into experimental animals Laboratory lungs were successfully transplanted into experimental animals

All of the pigs that received the bioengineered lung remained healthy. The work, which was recently detailed in a study published by Science Translational Medicine , details the work and progress made over the last few years, reaching the point wh...

Dementia risk higher for middle-aged non-drinkers, study suggests Dementia risk higher for middle-aged non-drinkers, study suggests

Severine Sabia said: "Given the number of people living with dementia is expected to triple by 2050 and the absence of a cure, prevention is key". Scientists have shown that complete abstinence from alcohol can be as harmful as its excessive use.

CDC confirms condoms are not meant to be reused CDC confirms condoms are not meant to be reused

This announcement comes as the CDC is also making sure men who have sex with men know they are now especially at risk of contracting Shigella - an infection with symptoms like diarrhoea, fever and abdominal pain - through rimming. Whether the CDC's...

Four new cases of ebola surface in Congo Four new cases of ebola surface in Congo

The declaration brought the curtain down on an outbreak which began two months earlier in the remote northwestern area of Bikoro, about 2,000km from Mangina, on May 8 and culminated in 54 confirmed cases of Ebola , 33 of which proved fatal.

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