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Man dies of 'brain-eating amoeba' at surf resort in Texas

Man dies of 'brain-eating amoeba' at surf resort in Texas Stabile reportedly had days of severe headaches until he eventually couldn't move or speak properly. "Even so, this drug is not easily accessible". "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Stabile family". It can also be found in in soil. It most commonly enters the body through the nose, where it travels to the brain causing primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). [Full Article...]

Limiting kids' screen time improves brain function

Limiting kids' screen time improves brain function The researchers wanted to see if the recommendations in Canada's " 24-hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth " are effective in ensuring good cognitive development in children. Bustamante wrote in a commentary that accompanied the study. Also, because the questionnaires were used only at the onset of the study, they don't show the effects of these behaviors - or cognitive development ... [Full Article...]

New Jersey Man Dies from 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba

He died at a hospital in Atlantic City on September 21. In rare cases, the amoeba has been found in inadequately chlorinated swimming pools and even tap water. Infection typically occurs when people go swimming or diving in warm freshwater places, like lakes and rivers. Once the amoeba enters the nose, it travels to the brain where it causes PAM, which is usually fatal. [Full Article...]

Nobel Medicine Prize awarded to duo for cancer research

Nobel Medicine Prize awarded to duo for cancer research The discoveries by Allison, 70, and Honjo, 76, "absolutely paved the way for a new approach to cancer treatment", Dr. Jedd Wolchok, chief of the melanoma and immunotherapeutics service at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY, told The Associated Press. [Full Article...]

80,000 killed last year due to deadly flu

80,000 killed last year due to deadly flu Flu vaccination has been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, and a growing body of evidence supports the fact that vaccination also reduces the risk of serious flu outcomes that can result in hospitalization and even death. 27 press conference, the CDC announced this past flu season was the deadliest in 40 years. CDC officials called the 80,000 figure preliminary, and it may be slightl... [Full Article...]

Amazon's new device: Amazon Microwave, Echo Plus, and Echo Hub

Amazon's new device: Amazon Microwave, Echo Plus, and Echo Hub Usually the outage affects more than just the Alexa voice assistant, however, and that appears to be the case once again. The company representatives gave us a demo of how the new range can control nearly any compatible appliance in your home with your voice. [Full Article...]

Flu season deaths top 80,000 previous year, CDC says

Flu season deaths top 80,000 previous year, CDC says Flu activity traditionally begins to increase in October and can last as late as May, with cases typically peaking between December and February. That strain tended to send people to the hospital and result in fatalities, particularly among those who are vulnerable, such as young children and the elderly. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Maryland

Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Maryland There was a grandfather clause in the Maryland law, but only for those who were 18, 19 or 20 on the day the increase went into effect, thereby not including Kavanaugh. "Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes". As Klobuchar's remarks indicate, though, Kavanaugh didn't really answer the question. "What I think Sen. [Full Article...]

Limited screen time good for childrens brains

Limited screen time good for childrens brains Overall, only 5 percent of the children in the study met all three recommendations on sleep , screen time, and physical activity while 30 percent met none of the recommendations. The researchers found that as each recommendation was met by a participant, there was a positive association with global cognition, which includes memory , attention, processing speed and language. [Full Article...]

West Nile case confirmed in Kalamazoo Co. resident

West Nile case confirmed in Kalamazoo Co. resident At the beginning of September, the municipality of Bourgas at the Black Sea issued a warning after a woman showed symptoms of West Nile fever. Most of those recover completely, but fatigue and weakness can last for weeks or months. Residents are encouraged to eliminate stagnant water around their homes, which allows mosquitos to breed. Among the recommendations: use insect repellent containing D... [Full Article...]

Blasey Ford says '100 percent' certain Kavanaugh assaulted her

Not in high school, not in college, not ever". "Judge Kavanaugh continues to enjoy a legal presumption of innocence, but the standard for a nominee to the Supreme Court is far higher; there is no presumption of confirmability". Regardless of whether he is confirmed, Kavanaugh said, they have already done that. "Fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record". "The consequences will be... [Full Article...]

After a historic Senate hearing, what comes next for Brett Kavanaugh?

After a historic Senate hearing, what comes next for Brett Kavanaugh? But by the time she finished detailing her allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, Ford was being widely praised as credible and courageous. After the Republican conference meeting, a colleague of Collins, Murkowski, and Flake said the potential Kavanaugh defectors did not tip their hands. [Full Article...]

World Health Organization warns of Ebola 'perfect storm' in Congo

World Health Organization warns of Ebola 'perfect storm' in Congo Saturday's attack was pinned on the Allied Democratic Forces, an Islamist group, in local media reports, though with dozens of armed militias active in eastern Congo, establishing culpability is hard. "This points to an increasingly worrisome security situation across the country", the group said in a statement Monday. Some potentially infected people have fled treatment. [Full Article...]

Scary, concerning details emerge about Everson Griffen's mental state after hotel incident

Scary, concerning details emerge about Everson Griffen's mental state after hotel incident A three-time Pro Bowler, Griffen registered a half-sack in each of the Vikings' first two games. He signed a four-year contract extension last summer. Later that day, Griffen arrived at the west suburban home of teammate Trae Waynes and briefly let himself in, later telling police he went there because, according to the document, "God made me do it". [Full Article...]

By 2060 More and More Americans will be Living with Alzheimer’s

By 2060 More and More Americans will be Living with Alzheimer’s Since 1989, the Alzheimer's Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk; now the Alzheimer's Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer's . It is hard to predict just how many people will develop Alzheimer's , the most common cause of dementia. Hispanic Americans will likely have the greatest increase due to populatio... [Full Article...]

Giving Ecstasy to Octopuses Taught Researchers Something Important About the Brain

Giving Ecstasy to Octopuses Taught Researchers Something Important About the Brain Scientists in the U.S. have revealed that octopuses under the influence of ecstasy become highly social. While dramatically different in structure, after sequencing the genome of the California two-spot octopus ( Octopus bimaculoides ) past year, researchers found that octopuses and humans are encoded to produce a protein that binds the neurotransmitter serotonin to brain cells in a very sim... [Full Article...]

2 ‘detainees’ drown as van swept into floodwaters

2 ‘detainees’ drown as van swept into floodwaters The mayor of Nichols, South Carolina, says his tiny town is underwater again. A resident surveys a road inundated by water in Lumberton, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in SC. The van was traveling west on USA 76 east of Nichols about 5 p.m. [Full Article...]

Extra West Nile virus circumstances reported in Nebraska this 12 months

Extra West Nile virus circumstances reported in Nebraska this 12 months Up to 80 percent of people infected with West Nile virus will have no symptoms and will recover on their own naturally. He spent 17 days in the hospital in August as doctors did tests to determine the cause for his extreme illness. "So it's actually less common to have symptoms they can be as mild as cold-like symptoms- so congestion, cough, headache, body aches and only the more severe cases ar... [Full Article...]

Local clinics say flu shots are hard to get this season

Local clinics say flu shots are hard to get this season As we say get ready to welcome fall, is it too soon to start talking about the flu shot already? Health care facilities are getting stocked with the flu vaccine, which is recommended for everyone 6 months of age and older. The CDC recommends everyone get a flu shot by the end of October, before flu activity increases. Peak flu season in Georgia usually occurs in late January and early February. [Full Article...]

Yogurts Deceptively High In Sugar

Yogurts Deceptively High In Sugar Scientists from the Universities of Leeds and Surrey analysed the product information for 921 yogurts available in major United Kingdom supermarkets. Although yoghurt has always been considered a healthy food, experts warn that numerous products sold in supermarkets could contribute to child obesity , tooth decay and other health problems due to their high sugar content. [Full Article...]


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