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MS reports first West Nile virus human case of 2018

MS reports first West Nile virus human case of 2018 West Nile Virus is active throughout the State of California. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are no vaccines available to prevent West Nile virus (WNV) or medications available to treat it. In addition to birds and humans, horses are also affected by West Nile virus. Most people who end up with West Nile get it from a mosquito bite. "Because some mosquitoe... [Full Article...]

First trial over Roundup weed killer cancer claim under way

First trial over Roundup weed killer cancer claim under way Johnson sprayed Roundup and a similar product, Ranger Pro, at his job as a pest control manager at a San Francisco Bay Area school district, according to his attorneys. Beate Ritz, an epidemiologist at the University of California , Los Angeles, testified for the plaintiffs that her review of scientific literature led her to conclude that glyphosate and glyphosate-based compounds such as Roun... [Full Article...]

Texas couple considers divorce to help pay for daughter's health care costs

Texas couple considers divorce to help pay for daughter's health care costs Texas couple Maria and Jake Grey told WFAA that their six-year-old daughter Brighton requires around-the-clock care because she suffers from a rare chromosomal disorder called Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, which causes hearing and vision impairments, seizures, and heart and kidney problems. [Full Article...]

Multivitamins, mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes

Multivitamins, mineral supplements do not prevent heart attacks, strokes That's based on the results of 18 studies. More than 2 million participants were involved in all of the studies. Eleven of the studies were from the United States. "If one does not have a confirmed vitamin deficiency, there is no role for vitamin/mineral supplements in cardiovascular disease prevention", he said. [Full Article...]

Thailand cave rescue: First pics of boys in hospital

Thailand cave rescue: First pics of boys in hospital They were found by a pair of British divers almost 10 days later, huddled on a small, dry shelf just above the water, smiling but visibly skinny. "We [saw] the death of the ex-Navy SEAL and it [triggered] the point that it means the oxygen level inside the cave was very, very low", she continued. [Full Article...]

Media Promote Myth Trump Favors Formula Makers over Breastfed Babies

Media Promote Myth Trump Favors Formula Makers over Breastfed Babies USA officials sought to remove language that called on governments to "protect, promote and support breastfeeding" as well as a separate section that called for governments to restrict the promotion of products that experts agree could cause harm to children. [Full Article...]

'Babies given solid food sooner sleep better'

'Babies given solid food sooner sleep better' Gideon Lack, who is a professor at King's College from London said that the outcome of this study showed that giving solid foods to babies really helps them sleep better. Currently, The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for six months. While the practice did not provide for totally uninterrupted nights of sleep, the study of 1,303 children in England and Wales betw... [Full Article...]

This Little-Known STD Could Become The 'Next Superbug' Within A Decade

Mycoplasma genitalium (MG) often has no symptoms but can cause pelvic inflammatory disease , which can leave some women infertile. Experts say a lack of test kits means it is regularly confused with chlamydia and treated with incorrect doses of antibiotics - building up unsafe antibiotic resistance which could see it soon become untreatable. [Full Article...]

New Jersey man could lose limbs after contracting flesh-eating bacteria

Infections caused by Vibrio bacteria can enter "through an existing wound and ... cause other complications such as necrotizing fasciitis [an infection causing tissue death], which he unfortunately got", Megan Sheppard, a health officer with the Cumberland County Department of Health, told KYW. [Full Article...]

Polar fitness app leaks military personnel locations

Polar fitness app leaks military personnel locations The researchers have also probed other fitness tracking apps like Endomondo, Runkeeper and Strava (which was earlier this year found revealing patterns of life in military bases and secret sites). Postma does mention that since Bellingcat's investigation into the matter, Polar has temporarily suspended its Explore feature and is now problem-solving to come up with ways to combat these ... [Full Article...]

Winners and losers of Trump’s decision to halt ObamaCare payments

Winners and losers of Trump’s decision to halt ObamaCare payments Over the weekend arrived some fresh political fury that the Trump Administration is trying to sabotage ObamaCare by suspending something called "risk adjustment" payments. "It moves us back to some extent to the status quo where people with pre-existing conditions found it very hard to get insurance". Unlike with other ObamaCare subsidy programs, risk adjustment payments shuffle money from insur... [Full Article...]

Trump administration freezes Obamacare payments, citing court decision

The CMS has appealed the decision, particularly because a MA court upheld such payments. The move is expected to add to premium increases next year. Insurance companies responded quickly on Saturday with their disapproval. These include eliminating the individual mandate penalty and broadening the availability of two alternatives to Affordable Care Act policies. [Full Article...]

Thai cave rescue: Four more boys extracted in second operation

Narongsak said after the first four boys were rescued that they would be quarantined "for a while because we are concerned about infections". He said the mission would resume within "10 to 20 hours". Thai soldiers arrive at the Tham Luang cave area as the operations continue for those still trapped inside the cave in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province ... [Full Article...]

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

Conservatives Ready Their War Chests For Major Supreme Court Fight - Katie Pavlich Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the Senate will be able to confirm Barrett, Hardiman, Kavanaugh, or Kethledge , but said picking a candidate who can be confirmed quickly is important. Perhaps it will fire up Democrats to embark on the decades-long quest to remake the ideological balance of the court that the GOP has used to enthuse its grassroots voters and that Trump ha... [Full Article...]

FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea

FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea They contain fresh broccoli, cauliflower, celery sticks, carrots, and dill dip, officials said. The sick people are spread across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. The 28-oz versions of the vegetable trays that were distributed to IL and IN were also recalled, on June 15. The trays were purchased at various retailers including Kwik Trip or Kwik Star convenience stores. [Full Article...]

Novel HIV vaccine found safe, effective

Novel HIV vaccine found safe, effective The Mosaic HIV vaccine is one of only five experimental vaccines to make it this far since the HIV/AIDS epidemic began. Other researchers caution seeing this vaccine as the final solution to the virus. About 37 million people worldwide live with HIV or Aids , and there are an estimated 1.8 million new cases every year . The virus is also able to mutate, thus eluding attack from the h... [Full Article...]

Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare' The court sent the rules back to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to rework the formula. But another district court in MA upheld the formula. The pro-ACA group Protect Our Care issued a statement from its executive director, Brad Woodhouse, Saturday after the administration announced its decision regarding risk penalty payments, characterizing the move as further chipping awa... [Full Article...]

Sentinel chickens, mosquito pools test positive for viruses in Norfolk

Sentinel chickens, mosquito pools test positive for viruses in Norfolk The infected mosquitoes were collected from one trap in the Town of Ramapo during the week of June 29th as part of the County's ongoing West Nile Virus surveillance efforts. There have been no recorded human cases of mosquito-borne illnesses in the city this year, but the Boston Public Health Commission is asking residents to mosquito-proof their homes to prevent possible bites and transmission of... [Full Article...]

America's first dogs came from Siberia, disappeared after Europeans arrived

America's first dogs came from Siberia, disappeared after Europeans arrived Bizarrely, their nearly total disappearance means that the closest living relative of these bygone dogs is now CTVT, an opportunistic, sexually-transmitted dog cancer that has hitchhiked around the world at least two times over . Scientists believe that ancient American dogs were wiped out by colonizers brought diseases to the American continent. Savolainen, who is unaffiliated with the... [Full Article...]

Drunk seagulls taken to RSPCA centres after 'drinking discarded alcohol on beach'

Drunk seagulls taken to RSPCA centres after 'drinking discarded alcohol on beach' Other sources report that the seagulls' freakish behaviour could be nothing to do with alcohol , but instead the consumption of flying ants which produce formic acid, a substance that "stupefies" the birds. "But this year there has been a spate of cases with birds from east Devon, Dorset and Somerset ". Animal welfare experts, think that the birds' inebriated state may be the result of feeding o... [Full Article...]


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