Health Care

Nobel prize awarded to former UC Berkeley research director

Nobel prize awarded to former UC Berkeley research director Two scientists shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine , the Nobel Committee announced here on Monday. Allison and Honjo will be honoured at an official Nobel ceremony in Stockholm in December, and will share the nine million Swedish kronor (£775,000) prize money. [Full Article...]

Flake says Trump's mocking of Ford 'appalling'

Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and other lawmakers, the Senate last Friday agreed the FBI could investigate for up to a week, meaning its deadline is this Friday. Aside from Flake and Collins, all eyes also are on Republican Sen. I have it myself all the time . "We simply can't", Flake said at an event hosted by The Atlantic. [Full Article...]

'Brain-eating amoeba' kills man at Texas surf resort

'Brain-eating amoeba' kills man at Texas surf resort Fabrizio Stabile, 29, of Ventnor, went into the wave pool at BSR Cable Park in Waco and died a few days later on September 21 at an Atlantic City hospital. He was diagnosed with the deadly bug the day before he died. In addition to the GoFundMe , they plan on an annual fundraiser. Known to family and friends as "Fab", his love for the outdoors led Stabile to work for the New Jersey Department o... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh repeatedly embraces beer drinking in sex assault defense

Kavanaugh repeatedly embraces beer drinking in sex assault defense When Kavanaugh says "almost everyone" his age was drinking, he is right. "The drinking age was 18 in Maryland for most of my time in high school and was 18 in D.C. "And I think you've probably had beers, senator". In one of the more tense exchanges, he asked Sen. Amy Klobuchar asked Kavanaugh if he had ever blacked out from too much alcohol. [Full Article...]

Time To Get Your Flu Shot

Time To Get Your Flu Shot In Greene County, 4,681 cases of lab-confirmed flu were recorded. The experts gathered at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Thursday urged people to get vaccinated by the end of October. The annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get the seasonal flu and lessen the chance that you will spread it to others. [Full Article...]

Everson Griffen missed Vikings game after Hotel Ivy incident, alleged gun threats

Everson Griffen missed Vikings game after Hotel Ivy incident, alleged gun threats After the Vikings requested a welfare check by Minnetrista police Saturday, Griffen was taken to a hospital and placed on a health and welfare hold, the end of a long day that started with Griffen being turned away from practice. Griffen was trying to break in, had jumped through bushes and was shirtless. The driver later told police he "didn't feel safe at all and needed to get out of there", a... [Full Article...]

Mental Patients Chained in Back of Sheriff’s Van Drown During Florence

Mental Patients Chained in Back of Sheriff’s Van Drown During Florence Two deputies were rescued from the top of the van, and Horry County officials say they tried to get the women out. On Wednesday, a report in KOAA identified the victims as Windy Wenton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43 . The Little Pee Dee River reached major flood stage after Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas over the weekend and is expected to crest at 16 feet on September 21, seve... [Full Article...]

County health department is offering clinics for flu vaccine

County health department is offering clinics for flu vaccine Despite this conflicting advice, Public Health Solutions in Crete says some immunization is better than none, and predicting the timing of the flu is hard. Reed has her family vaccinated in September, ahead of the start of "flu season" which usually begins in October in Hampton Roads and Virginia, and peaks between December and February. [Full Article...]

Women Drown While Chained in Flooded Police Van During Hurricane Florence

Women Drown While Chained in Flooded Police Van During Hurricane Florence Due to unsafe conditions and rising waters, additional search and rescue teams are arriving to assist in the recovery of the vehicle. The Marion County Coroner has confirmed the deaths of both detainees, who have not been identified. Facebook/Jewels Green Nicolette Green pictured on her sister's Facebook page. She also posted multiple times about her struggles. State police spokesman Thom Berr... [Full Article...]

Apple Watch Series 4 Unveiled: Here’s What’s New

Apple Watch Series 4 Unveiled: Here’s What’s New It's the second year running that Apple has simultaneously launched three new iPhones. Apple shipped another 7.3 million during the first half of this year, according to Canalys Research , compared to more than 93 million iPhones. [Full Article...]

FDA takes action against e-cigarette epidemic among youth

FDA takes action against e-cigarette epidemic among youth Manufacturers offer and market e-cigarette flavors that appeal to minors, including candy, bubble gum, and fruit flavors. The FDA also warned e-cigarette companies that they have 60 days to show they can keep their products away from kids or risk being taken off store shelves. [Full Article...]

First West Nile Virus death of 2018

First West Nile Virus death of 2018 Half of North Dakota counties have confirmed a human case. Those are EPA approved mosquito repellents to prevent bites. Most people infected with mosquito-borne viruses show no symptoms, however, people over age 50 years and children under the age of 16 are more likely to develop severe illness from the disease. [Full Article...]

Black ‘Hair’ on Your Tongue? Here’s What That Could Be

Black ‘Hair’ on Your Tongue? Here’s What That Could Be Even though it's a very freaky medical condition, the so-called black hairy tongue is quite common across the world. Within a week, she reported nausea and a bad taste in her mouth - and her tongue appeared to be carpeted in a disconcerting black fuzz, photos from the report show. [Full Article...]

Common Painkillers Double Heart Attack And Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

Experts have analyzed the cardiovascular risks that come together with diclofenac compared to other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ). The risk of gastrointestinal bleeding at 30 days increased 4.5-fold in patients who started diclofenac compared to those who didn't. They suggested diclofenac be prescribed with a warning label attached and banned as an over-the-counter drug ... [Full Article...]

Embattled Blood-Testing Firm Theranos To Shut Down For Good

Embattled Blood-Testing Firm Theranos To Shut Down For Good The company claimed it could perform a number of traditional lab tests with just a few drops of blood. Holmes stepped down from her position as CEO, and as Tuesday's announcement made clear, the company she founded will be no more . With little choice left, Taylor said they have begun new negotiations with Fortress, under which Fortress would take ownership of Theranos' interests but relinquish i... [Full Article...]

Plane lands in NY with 10 ill passengers

Plane lands in NY with 10 ill passengers Apparently there is over 100 people sick on the bottom floor, so happy I'm up top, it's a double-decker plane 380", he wrote. She said members of the crews had not contacted medical personnel ahead of landing to alert them of sick passengers on board. [Full Article...]

Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve

CNN wasn't immediately able to independently verify the authenticity of the email . Taylor's email appears to herald the final stages of Theranos , which was once one of Silicon Valley's most lauded startups, drawing investments from Oracle ( ORCL ) founder Larry Ellison and media mogul Rupert Murdoch. [Full Article...]

Fraser Heath investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Surrey, B.C.

Fraser Heath investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Surrey, B.C. Fraser Health Authority confirmed the "cluster" of cases on Saturday, adding it likely started in Surrey, B.C., a suburb east of Vancouver. At least a dozen people were sickened from the disease; one elderly person died. It can not be contracted by drinking or coming into physical contact with water containing the bacteria (such as while swimming). Most people get better with early treatment, a... [Full Article...]

Pediatricians drop the age limit for rear-facing vehicle seats

Pediatricians drop the age limit for rear-facing vehicle seats Parents are now advised to keep their children's vehicle seats in the rear-facing position for as long as possible, or at least up to the age of 4, according to the AAP's recently updated recommendations. "The study's talking about the developing spinal system and the bones, and how malleable they are, and it's better to have them rear facing for that impact than it is to have them forward facin... [Full Article...]

Stryker to buy K2M Group Holdings for about $1.4 billion

K2M was founded in 2004. Floating shares were 42.12 million in the market and outstanding shares were 42.94 million. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. The Company's complex spine products include EVEREST, MESA, MESA 2, and DENALI deformity spinal systems; NILE alternative fixation systems; MESA rail deformity spinal systems; Cricket and Quicket deformity systems; CAPRI corpect... [Full Article...]


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