Health Care

Flesh-eating bacteria in raw oysters kill Florida man, health officials say

Flesh-eating bacteria in raw oysters kill Florida man, health officials say A 71-year-old Sarasota man has died from a bacterial infection days after eating a raw oyster at a Sarasota County restaurant, according to the Florida Department of Health . Microscopic view of "Vibrio vulnificus" bacteria . Healthy individuals will normally develop a mild disease from infection, health officials said. [Full Article...]

Get 2 Portillo's hot dogs for only $5 this week

Get 2 Portillo's hot dogs for only $5 this week It's celebrated on a Wednesday in the middle of July each year, and National Hot Dog Day 2018 falls on July 18. At 7-Eleven, you can get a $1 Big Bite hot dog at participating 7-Eleven locations across the United States. To obtain the free frank, customer will need to access a bar code that will be available on the Love's Facebook page at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday. Free pretzel dog for the... [Full Article...]

Indiana Insurers Impacted By Trump Administration ACA Payments Freeze

Indiana Insurers Impacted By Trump Administration ACA Payments Freeze That's bad news for the chronically ill, the disabled, the elderly and all others whose health care costs can run considerably higher than average. Under the risk adjustment program, insurers with healthier patients pay those with sicker patients. [Full Article...]

'Do not eat Honey Smacks cereal,' CDC warns amid salmonella outbreak

'Do not eat Honey Smacks cereal,' CDC warns amid salmonella outbreak It's still not clear how the contamination might have occurred. According to the CDC , children under 5 are at the highest risk of being infected by salmonella, which is a bacterial disease that affects the intestines. "There have been 73 ill people reported from 31 states, including 24 people who have been hospitalized". As of June 12, the food manufacturer - which Kellogg's hired to make the... [Full Article...]

President Trump denies U.S. opposition to World Health Organization breastfeeding resolution

President Trump denies U.S. opposition to World Health Organization breastfeeding resolution The New York Times reported using anonymous sources that the USA had even threatened some countries that supported the resolution with punitive actions if they didn't withdraw support. A proposal to promote breastfeeding was met with unexpected contention by American delegates at the World Health Assembly in May. A spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services said to CNN , ... [Full Article...]

Is Kavanaugh Trump's 'Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card'?

Is Kavanaugh Trump's 'Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Card'? In a wide-ranging interview with Bret Baier, Vice President Pence says the White House is encouraged by the early response to President Trump's Supreme Court nominee , that Trump believes in engagement with Russian Federation, and that the president was right to dismiss General Flynn. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Tapped to Fill SCOTUS Seat, Setting Up Bitter Senate Clash

Brett Kavanaugh Tapped to Fill SCOTUS Seat, Setting Up Bitter Senate Clash The Democrats could pick up Republican seats in Arizona and Nevada, but the GOP like would keep the Tennessee seat, the report said. The evening reportedly saw protesters "screaming back and forth at each other" amid a "heavy law enforcement presence", with anti-Trump activists chanting "Kavanaugh has got to go!" and brandishing "Protect Roe" and "Don't Criminalize Abortion" signs. [Full Article...]

CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays

CDC recalls Del Monte vegetable trays Recalls were issued in June for those four states as well as IL and Indiana. The recalled products, which affected people in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin as of Thursday, have a "Best If Enjoyed By" date of June 17, 2018. Most people infected with Cyclospora develop diarrhea, with frequent, sometimes explosive, bowel movements. 'Other common symptoms include loss of appetite, wei... [Full Article...]

Woman loses toenails after fish pedicure

Woman loses toenails after fish pedicure The female subject in the report had claimed to receive a fish pedicure some months before beginning to notice the abnormal nail behavior. Onychomadesis causes nails to shred. In work done previously with the UK's Health Protection Agency , she helped produce the agency's 2011 guidance on fish spas . However, other concerns about fish pedicures have been raised before, with the Centers Fo... [Full Article...]

Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer, Study Says

Drinking Coffee May Help You Live Longer, Study Says Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, for example, reported that drinking coffee moderately could be part of a healthy diet. In a study of 9 million British male and female adults, coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years (10 to 15%) than those who didn't drink it regularly. [Full Article...]

FDA approves first marijuana-based drug

FDA approves first marijuana-based drug Epidiolex is derived from cannabidiol , or CBD , an active chemical compound in marijuana that reduces the frequency of seizures . Gottlieb stresses that clinical trials that are careful and being controlled, combined with the FDA's strict process of drug approval as the best way to deliver marijuana treatments to the public. [Full Article...]

FDA Approves First Cannabis-Derived Drug For Medical Use

FDA Approves First Cannabis-Derived Drug For Medical Use It's not yet clear why the ingredient, called cannabidiol, or CBD , reduces seizures in some people with epilepsy. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classifies marijuana or cannabis as a Schedule 1 substance - which means there is "no now accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse". [Full Article...]

International Yoga Day 2018: All you need to know

International Yoga Day 2018: All you need to know Applications for the same are being invited from the Yoga professionals from every nook and corner of the world in order to provide them with the finest experience of Yoga from the state of Yoga's birthplace who will also be a part of the Yoga drill which will be conducted on IDY 2018. [Full Article...]

Trump administration will not defend sections of Affordable Care Act

Trump administration will not defend sections of Affordable Care Act The Trump administration is siding with a court case that says the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is unconstitutional. The lawsuit , led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, contends that without an individual mandate, the entirety of the ACA, commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional. [Full Article...]

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon sold at Walmart, Costco, Kroger

Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon sold at Walmart, Costco, Kroger The Illinois Department of Public Health is recommending that no one eat pre-cut melon bought at a Walmart store in the state, due to an outbreak of salmonella . The CDC says this particular salmonella outbreak could mean more hospitalized people than usual. Symptoms of a salmonella infection can appear within 12 to 72 hours of being exposed. [Full Article...]

TIMELINE: A look at Kate Spade's life

TIMELINE: A look at Kate Spade's life Then, in 2006, she sold the remainder of the Kate Spade brand to them. Adam Best: "Let's make sure the tragic suicide of Kate Spade is not all for nothing and learn from this". The couple have a 13-year-old daughter name Frances Beatrix Spade. Former US President Bill Clinton's daughter, Chelsea Clinton: "My grandmother gave me my first Kate Spade bag when I was in college". [Full Article...]

Kerala getting ready for 2nd wave of Nipah outbreak

Kerala getting ready for 2nd wave of Nipah outbreak Restrictions has been imposed in courts and educational institutions in the district. In the advisory, the Directorate General of Health Services said that the infection, spread from animals to humans, "can happen through infected bats by their bite or indirectly by consuming fruits contaminated by their saliva, close contact with infected pigs or patient of Nipah Virus infection". [Full Article...]

For some breast cancer patients, the chemo decision may now be easier

For some breast cancer patients, the chemo decision may now be easier Researchers say, the results allowed them to separate women who would benefit from chemotherapy due to a higher risk of recurrent breast cancer , and those who tested at a lower risk and do not need chemo for treatment. The Trial Assigning Individualized Options for Treatment ( TAILORx ) looked only at HER+, node-negative disease and women with midrange scores on the genetic tests - a group tha... [Full Article...]

Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer

Grail blood test shows promise in early detection of lung cancer Professor Nicholas Turner, from the Institute of Cancer Research in London, described the findings as ‘really exciting' and said that they could potentially be used for ‘universal screening'. The results to be presented at the U.S. medical conference are for more than 1,400 people, of whom 561 were cancer-free, with no diagnosis, while 845 had been newly diagnosed with the disease. [Full Article...]

More stringent anti-smoking efforts mark 'No Tobacco Day'

More stringent anti-smoking efforts mark 'No Tobacco Day' And it is the people of these countries that are the targets of intensive tobacco industry marketing. She called on individuals to promote healthy hearts by committing not to use tobacco, helping others to quit, protect all people including family members, workers and children from tobacco smoke. [Full Article...]


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