Medicine

Nipah kills two more in Kozhikode, toll 15

Kozhikode : Two more persons succumbed to Nipah virus on Wednesday taking the toll to 16. A Senior Superintendent in Kozhikode District Court, Madhusudhanan (55) of Nellikode , who was undergoing treatment in a private hospital, also breathed his last yesterday. [Full Article...]

John Goodman Breaks His Silence on Roseanne Cancellation

John Goodman Breaks His Silence on Roseanne Cancellation But after a decade of therapy, she said at the time, she managed to integrate the personalities and achieve "co-consciousness". Roseanne Barr unleashed a fresh batch of controversial tweets overnight and into Wednesday morning, blaming a prescription sleeping pill for the racist comment that got her show canceled - and lashing out at her co-stars for "throwing her under the bus". [Full Article...]

Oral Contraceptive Taytulla Recalled Due to Packaging Error

Oral Contraceptive Taytulla Recalled Due to Packaging Error Women who take the oral contraceptive out of sequence may have a higher risk of contraceptive failure and thus unintended pregnancy. A physician report revealed the first four days of Taytulla's 6x28 physician sample packs featured four maroon placebo pills instead of pink active capsules, according to Allegran . [Full Article...]

Most vitamin supplements 'hardly have any benefit'

Meanwhile, niacin and antioxidants showed a very small effect that might signify an increased risk of death from any cause. A deficiency of this vitamin causes certain types of anemia (low red blood cell count). but won't help you much either. But the new research shows it is not a good idea, she said. And while we had learned from the Chinese study that folate was protective for stroke, it was ... [Full Article...]

Health officials: Cockroach milk is the future superfood

These cockroaches possess protein-rich crystals that lactate to feed their young. "Notably, the crystalline cockroach-milk proteins are highly heterogeneous with respect to amino-acid sequence, glycosylation and bound fatty-acid composition", the study continued. [Full Article...]

Ebola death toll reaches 12 in Congo’s latest outbreak

Ebola death toll reaches 12 in Congo’s latest outbreak More than 4,000 doses have arrived in Congo this week, with more on the way, and vaccinations are expected to start next week. The Cabinet endorsed the decision to provide free health care in the affected areas and to provide special care to all Ebola victims and their relatives. [Full Article...]

Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's northwest town of Bikoro

Ebola vaccinations begin in Congo's northwest town of Bikoro Access there and to nearby Iboko is hard and efforts are still ongoing to put in place a so-called "cold chain" to maintain Ebola vaccine at between minus 60 and minus 80 degrees Celsius. Health workers find themselves having to strike a delicate balance: restricting Ebola patients' movements but without antagonising communities whose cooperation is vital. [Full Article...]

So, cockroach milk is the next big superfood, but we're not convinced

So, cockroach milk is the next big superfood, but we're not convinced Researchers found that cockroach milk contains essential amino acids and more protein than other kinds of milk in the market, making it a good prospect for the next great superfood trend. Broccoli, blueberries, and poultry. However, there is no scientific basis or general regulation for what may be considered as a superfood. Lead author, Subramanian Ramaswamy, said in 2016, "We have no proof t... [Full Article...]

Updated forecast for the rest of the holiday weekend

Updated forecast for the rest of the holiday weekend While showers and thunderstorms are expected on Monday , skies will be mostly cloudy, and the high should be near 86 degrees. In case you were wondering subtropical storm Alberto.it will make landfall across the Western Panhandle of Florida or Southern Alabama Memorial Day with tropical storm force winds and 6 to 12"+ of rain". [Full Article...]

N.J. men snared in big Neb. Fentanyl bust

N.J. men snared in big Neb. Fentanyl bust According to DEA, this amount of fentanyl could have killed 26 million people . Nebraska police say they've seized 118 pounds of pure fentanyl in one of the largest drug seizures in USA history. Troopers found the drugs after seeing a tractor-trailer driving on the shoulder of the interstate last month. The shadow of U.S. Sen. Nebraska state troopers discovered the 118 pounds of fentanyl la... [Full Article...]

Sleeping in on weekends could save your life

Sleeping in on weekends could save your life The study followed the sleep habits of 43,880 subjects over the course of 13 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends adults aged 18-60 get at least seven hours of sleep per night. The study has its limitations, as participants were asked to recall their sleep patterns rather than being observed sleeping, but Åkerstedt has an idea about what might be driving this ... [Full Article...]

Death suspected from West Virginia hepatitis A outbreak

Death suspected from West Virginia hepatitis A outbreak MPHD has initiated a community awareness campaign that focuses on outbreak updates, and steps to follow to prevent exposure to Hepatitis A . Updates and prevention messaging such as the importance of hand washing and the use of a vaccine to protect against the virus for those at risk can be found on the Health Department's website , Facebook Page, and Twitter social media platforms. [Full Article...]

Fitness challenge lands Hrithik Roshan in trouble with Mumbai Police

Fitness challenge lands Hrithik Roshan in trouble with Mumbai Police Many users have called out the "Krrish" actor on being irresponsible for filming while riding a bicycle. "@iHrithik you should have done it in the open ground rather than on the busy road". Yes, you will be amazed to know that soon after Rajyavardhan Singh posted the video, Twitter started to flood with motivating videos under #HumFitTohIndiaFit in which many celebrities shared their fitness p... [Full Article...]

Permethrin-Treated Clothing May Disable Ticks, Study Finds

Permethrin-Treated Clothing May Disable Ticks, Study Finds The project found the disease-carrying ticks in the vast majority of the 20 sites assessed. It spreads the disease in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, and north-central United States. Avoid walking in scrubby areas with shrubs, bushes, high grass, and leaf litter, where ticks abound. While deer are a favored food source, a whole variety of small critters including mice can carry pathogens, wh... [Full Article...]

Death of Ebola patients highlights dangers

Death of Ebola patients highlights dangers By the time the epidemic was eventually contained in late 2015, more than 11,000 people had died . In his reaction to the fresh outbreak of Ebola in the DR Congo, Adewole said the country is prepared to contain any outbreak, stressing that screening and surveillance are ongoing at all entry ports in the country. [Full Article...]

Sleeping in on the weekends might prevent an early death

Sleeping in on the weekends might prevent an early death The researchers analyzed 13 years of data and found that people who slept for five hours or less each night had a 65% higher risk of premature death, compared to those who consistently slept for six or seven hours per night. "I suspected there might be some modification if you included also weekend sleep, or day-off sleep", he said. That was true only for those under 65; the mortality differen... [Full Article...]

Pfizer To Pay $23.85 Mln To Resolve Kickback Claims: DoJ

Pfizer To Pay $23.85 Mln To Resolve Kickback Claims: DoJ The accord resulted from an industrywide probe led by the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling in Boston of drugmakers' support of patient assistance charities. Drugmakers are prohibited from subsidising co-payments for patients enrolled in Medicare, the government health plan for older Americans, but may donate to independent non-profits that provide such assistance. [Full Article...]

UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak

UAE, Bahrain caution citizens after Nipah virus outbreak The virus is spread by infected bats, pigs or humans. Although state health officials in Kerala - a popular travel destination for Gulf tourists - have declared the state safe, they have cautioned travellers against visiting the districts of Kozhikode , Malappura, Waynad and Kannur. [Full Article...]

Hyderabad patients test negative for Nipah virus

Hyderabad patients test negative for Nipah virus Health officials had sealed an unused well, believed to be the epicentre of the virus, in the compound of Moosa's house after it was found to be infested with bats. Arun Kumar. A total of 12 people have died of Nipah virus since the outbreak began a few weeks ago in the state of Kerala , an unidentified senior Health Ministry official told the Press Trust of India news agency. [Full Article...]

Seattle Mussels Test Positive for OPIOIDS

Seattle Mussels Test Positive for OPIOIDS Still, the discovery of opioid-positive shellfish in Puget Sound is a stark new milestone in the epidemic, showing that enough humans are hooked on these life-altering drugs for the trace chemicals they excrete to register in other species in our coastal waters. [Full Article...]


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