Sunday November 18-th, 2018

CDC: Last Flu Season Was The Deadliest In Four Decades CDC: Last Flu Season Was The Deadliest In Four Decades

Dr. William Schaffner, medical director for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, said that those who get flu after receiving vaccine are less likely to require hospitalization and they're less likely to die. CDC officials don't have an ex...

Aetna sells Medicare business as it eyes close of CVS deal

One of the concerns laid out by the AMA was a substantial reduction of competition in the stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and the pharmacy benefit management services market. The WellCare Health acquisition is expected to be effe...

Kavanaugh Apologizes To Klobuchar For Asking Her If She's Ever Blacked Out Kavanaugh Apologizes To Klobuchar For Asking Her If She's Ever Blacked Out

Klobuchar: Drinking is one thing, but the concern is about truthfulness and in your written testimony you said sometimes you had too many drinks. Kavanaugh's explanation of how much he likes beer, versus his inability to have ever sexually assaulte...

Limited screen time good for children's brains Limited screen time good for children's brains

Children spent an average of 3.6 hours a day engaged in recreational screen time. The study reports that on average, USA children spend almost 3.6 hours per day looking at a screen for recreation. For sleep and exercise , the recommendations align...

West Nile-infected mosquitoes confirmed in Rush County West Nile-infected mosquitoes confirmed in Rush County

Moyer. Limit outdoor activity from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active. When outdoors, use insect repellent that contains DEET, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus, or clothing treated with permethrin. Severe symptoms of WNV are associated...

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces crucial Senate Judiciary Committee vote Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces crucial Senate Judiciary Committee vote

Lindsey Graham after the South Carolina Republican railed against Democrats, accusing them of treating Kavanaugh "despicably". A day earlier, the senators heard hours of testimony for Christine Blasey Ford , a California psychology professor wh...

Four undecided Senators meet privately on Kavanaugh vote: 'There's some concerns' Four undecided Senators meet privately on Kavanaugh vote: 'There's some concerns'

Here are three main takeaways as the hearing finished its first half, with Ford having testified for four hours. When it was Klobuchar's turn, she too asked Ford to share her most acute memories. When I did, Brett put his hand over my mouth to st...

Handwritten note on Kavanaugh, Ford hearing room table: 'Good luck, Dr. Ford'

In her opening statement on Thursday, Ford said, "Both Brett and Mark were drunkenly laughing during the attack". Immediately following an aggressive line of questioning by Illinois Democratic Sen. She began by expressing sympathy for Ford, who'd...

Kavanaugh denies two additional accusations to Senate Judiciary Committee Kavanaugh denies two additional accusations to Senate Judiciary Committee

His wife, Ashley, sat behind him stone-faced. Republican senators seized control of the afternoon session and berated Democrats for their behaviour during the confirmation process. Ford has claimed that Kavanaugh tried to remove her clothes and...

Soaring Weight Watchers trims itself down to WW Soaring Weight Watchers trims itself down to WW

The company says the new logo - coupled with the tagline " Wellness that Works" - puts an emphasis on overall health and well being, with less of a concerted focus on counting calories and shedding pounds. "As Weight Watchers becomes WW, I belie...

World Health Organization extremely concerned about Ebola World Health Organization extremely concerned about Ebola "perfect storm" in Congo

World Health Organization responders in the town of Beni were placed on "lockdown, unable to move because of security concerns following violence by armed rebel groups over the weekend when many civilians were killed", WHO's emergencies director ...

Earlier vaccination encouraged as flu season approaches - Ohio Ag Net Earlier vaccination encouraged as flu season approaches - Ohio Ag Net

The Illinois Department of Public Health is recommending that everyone six months and older should receive the flu vaccine. Flu activity traditionally begins to increase in October and can last as late as May, with cases typically peaking between D...

2.5 hours of physical activity per week may prevent Alzheimer's 2.5 hours of physical activity per week may prevent Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's disease and related dementias are "characterized by a decline in memory leading to loss of independence", the authors write. Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging - it is a progressive brain disease that causes problems wit...

Obesity set to overtake smoking as leading cause of female cancers Obesity set to overtake smoking as leading cause of female cancers

Within 17 years the charity predicts that around 23,000 cases of cancers in women could be caused by excess weight, with 25,000 cases caused by smoking. And the charity has renewed its call for Government action, particularly on "junk food" advertisi...

Contact lens users with poor hygiene risk blindness Contact lens users with poor hygiene risk blindness

Acanthamoeba is a cyst-forming micro-organism that causes an incredibly painful inflammation of the cornea. Symptoms include excessive pain and compromised vision. This is because Acanthamoeba is very resistant to drugs. Washing your hands with soa...

Groups halt Ebola work in Congo Groups halt Ebola work in Congo

WHO's Emergency Response Chief and Australian epidemiologist, Peter Salama, told a news conference in Geneva that Ebola had claimed 100 lives since the deadly virus outbreak almost two months ago in North Kivu. "Our operations are in effect suspended...

Vikings' Everson Griffen being evaluated at hospital after weekend incident Vikings' Everson Griffen being evaluated at hospital after weekend incident

The focus now is on Griffen's mental health. Griffen, 30, was not arrested and police are not investigating the incident, with a Minneapolis Police spokesman telling the Associated Press that there was no indication that the threats Griffen made we...

PM Modi rolls out PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat scheme to 'serve poor' PM Modi rolls out PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat scheme to 'serve poor'

PM Modi had announced the launch of the scheme from ramparts of the Red Fort during his Independence day speech. "While it focuses on affordable healthcare on one hand, emphasis is also laid on preventive healthcare", PM Modi said during the launch...

Scientists gave octopuses molly and it went as well as you'd expect Scientists gave octopuses molly and it went as well as you'd expect

Octopuses on MDMA have been shown to act like humans on the drug, prompting scientists to suggest an evolutionary link between the two species. The "social" chamber contained another octopus (sitting under an orchid pot full of holes, just in case ...

New Cases Of West Nile Virus New Cases Of West Nile Virus

The larvicide briquettes placed in areas of standing water to reduce the mosquito threat should not be handled or disturbed by the public and will remain effective up to 45 days after placement. New Jersey health officials say a 62-year-old man's dea...

Alzheimer’s myths busted: Experts reveal the six most common misconceptions patients have Alzheimer’s myths busted: Experts reveal the six most common misconceptions patients have

Governments have an obligation to support the 50 million people now living with dementia, and their families, which, again, is projected to increase exponentially to 152 million by 2050. Of people in that age group, African Americans have the highe...

Octopus and Humans react the same on MDMA, display enhanced social behavior Octopus and Humans react the same on MDMA, display enhanced social behavior

MDMA, despite its taboo associations with psychedelia and rave culture - it's classified in the USA as Schedule 1, reserved for illegal drugs with high abuse potential - is being explored as a therapy for military veterans with PTSD. "It's not just q...

Mental Health Patients Drown in Back of Police Van During Florence Mental Health Patients Drown in Back of Police Van During Florence

The two Horry County deputies who were responsible for transporting the women attempted to save them, according to the law enforcement narrative, but were unsuccessful in their efforts. Bishop and Flood have been placed on administrative leave wh...

‘Health halo’ organic yogurts have double the amount of sugar ‘Health halo’ organic yogurts have double the amount of sugar

And yogurts marketed toward children also had very high sugar, 10.8 grams. Children's yogurts were also found to have worryingly high sugar levels, with only two per cent classed as low sugar in the study , which is published in BMJ Open.

West Nile virus: Six human cases reported in Jacksonville area West Nile virus: Six human cases reported in Jacksonville area

As a precautionary measure, the Sugar Land will increase mosquito spraying to twice per week citywide and will continue working closely with the Texas Department of State Health Services to trap and test mosquitos for the presence of the West Nile vi...

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