Health

State says confirmed EEE case in Calhoun County

State says confirmed EEE case in Calhoun County Catherine Brown, with the Department of Health. Throughout the United States, seven people total have died of EEE across six states. Residents are advised to take measures to protect themselves from mosquitoes. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective. These outbreaks typically last two to three years. In a press release , Atlantic County Publi... [Full Article...]

Elizabeth Warren Takes the Lead in California; Kamala Harris Flounders

Elizabeth Warren Takes the Lead in California; Kamala Harris Flounders She later denied she was referring to former Vice President Joe Biden , but I don't think she was talking about Sen. Buttigieg's campaign team says he will release a series of additional plans in the coming weeks and months to create a new era for health care in America. [Full Article...]

Possible Canadian cases of vaping illnesses being investigated: health officer

Possible Canadian cases of vaping illnesses being investigated: health officer His respiratory symptoms got worse, and he died this week in a Saint Louis hospital. "We are sad to report that this illness associated with vaping has now resulted in a death in Missouri and extend our condolences to his family", Dr. Based on data on the cases so far, almost three-quarters of the cases are male and more than half are under 25 years of age, Schuchat said. "No consistent e-ci... [Full Article...]

Exercise slows Alzheimer's Disease, study says

Exercise slows Alzheimer's Disease, study says Executive function refers to the brain's ability to plan, organize, and complete tasks. In this week's edition of the round-up: obesity is associated with abnormal bowel diets, independent of diet and lifestyle; weekly exercise may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease; many adults do not place a high importance on diabetes treatment guidelines; and there exists a link between childhood beha... [Full Article...]

Indiana AG on probe of fetal remains, late abortion doc’s clinics

Indiana AG on probe of fetal remains, late abortion doc’s clinics Joseph County Prosecutor Ken Cotter said. State's Attorney James Glasgow says Will County authorities will cooperate with IN investigators but it appears that the only laws that Klopfer may have violated were on disposal of fetal remains and failing to do required paperwork. [Full Article...]

Eighth Vaping-Linked Death in Nation Reported From Missouri

Eighth Vaping-Linked Death in Nation Reported From Missouri With the spread showing no signs of abating, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) has opened a criminal investigation into the illnesses. An adult in Maine was sickened by using an e-cigarette, the first such case in the state, the Maine Center for Disease Control reported Friday. [Full Article...]

Michigan warns about mosquito-borne virus

Michigan warns about mosquito-borne virus Some states this year are reporting elevated cases of Eastern equine encephalitis virus (or EEE or EEEV), a rare but serious and often deadly cause of brain infection transmitted through mosquito bites. Joseph, Branch, or Hillsdale counties, but there have been three confirmed horse cases of the disease in St. Joseph County and all three of these animals have died. [Full Article...]

Officials confirm first vaping related illness in Canada

Officials confirm first vaping related illness in Canada The six who died in the US were all adults and some had pre-existing lung problems or other conditions that may have made them more susceptible. She said anyone who is vaping should be aware that Health Canada is warning people with any symptoms of serious respiratory illness to seek medical help. [Full Article...]

MN Health Experts Urge Flu Shots as Soon as Possible

MN Health Experts Urge Flu Shots as Soon as Possible William Schaffner, a professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The season ran from October 2018 to May 2019, with activity increasing in November and peaking mid-February. If more people got immunized, she says, fewer people would get sick - even people who don't get vaccinated. The mechanism is likely one of inflammation and stress in the bo... [Full Article...]

The risk of a global pandemic is growing

The risk of a global pandemic is growing While some governments and worldwide agencies have made efforts to be vigilant and prepare for major disease outbreaks since the devastating 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, those efforts are "grossly insufficient", the report said. [Full Article...]

Canada's Trudeau admits to racist 'brownface' makeup

Canada's Trudeau admits to racist 'brownface' makeup The photo shows a 29-year-old Trudeau, the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, wearing a white turban and white Arab-style robes while covered in the makeup. He marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination previous year with a statement about not becoming "complacent" in the fight against racial discrimination. [Full Article...]

Cuomo announces emergency executive action to ban sale of flavored e-cigarettes

Cuomo announces emergency executive action to ban sale of flavored e-cigarettes Cuomo said at today's event. The ban could go into effect in as little as two weeks. He also wants state health department officials to draft warning signs to be displayed at retailers and warning labels for e-cigarette products. Cuomo signed legislation earlier this year raising the statewide smoking age to 21. The Democrat announced Sunday that the state health commissioner would be making... [Full Article...]

U.S. CDC activates emergency operations centre for vaping-related illnesses

U.S. CDC activates emergency operations centre for vaping-related illnesses Two cases of a severe lung illness linked to vaping have been confirmed in Spokane County, according to the Spokane Regional Health District. They are the second and third cases reported in Washington in the last week . Marc Williams, a toxicologist and vaping expert with the Army Public Health Center's toxicology directorate. A common product, device or additive among the three has not been ... [Full Article...]

10-year-old Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba while swimming

10-year-old Texas girl contracts brain-eating amoeba while swimming In a heartbreaking statement, her aunt Loni Yadon told NBC News that the young girl has "changed lives and brought unity to a divided nation". She was given an amoeba-fighting pill called Miltefosine . "This campus and community are beyond blessed for the time we shared with our Lily". A representative with the Texas Department of State Health (TxDSH) tells News 10 the amoeba that caused Lily... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Victimized By New York Times Hit Piece

Kavanaugh Victimized By New York Times Hit Piece Warren tweeted: "Last year the Kavanaugh nomination was rammed through the Senate without a thorough examination of the allegations against him". Impeachment calls came from Sen. President Donald Trump, who nominated Kavanaugh, said that the justice "should start suing people for libel" after the story was published . "Confirmation is not exoneration, and these newest revelations are dis... [Full Article...]

European Central Bank cuts key rate, to restart bond buybacks

European Central Bank cuts key rate, to restart bond buybacks The central bank for the 19 Eurozone countries said it would cut the rate on deposits - a penalty rate that pushes banks to lend excess cash - from minus 0.5 per cent to minus 0.4 per cent in its latest quantitative easing efforts. Chipmakers such as Micron Technology and Advanced Micro Devices rose 0.5% and 2%, respectively. But Draghi's critics argue that the euro zone's biggest troubles - a... [Full Article...]

GOP sides with Trump on wall; Dems now threaten filibuster

GOP sides with Trump on wall; Dems now threaten filibuster But McConnell insisted, as he has in the past, that he would not take up any legislation unless President Donald Trump agreed to sign it into law. The bill has failed to make it to the president's desk even as Democrats ramped up called for gun control amid a slew of additional mass shootings. [Full Article...]

Murder suspects who escaped custody in Utah recaptured in Arizona

Murder suspects who escaped custody in Utah recaptured in Arizona They were considered armed and unsafe after breaking free from two guards who were taking them from upstate NY to Tucson, Arizona to face murder charges over the killing of an elderly Vietnam veteran and burning of his house last April. Marshal David Gonzales said . They don't think the couple made it to Mexico, KOLD says. The guards were tied up and alerted authorities once they broke free. [Full Article...]

Girl's memory resets every 2 hours - and doctors don't know why

Girl's memory resets every 2 hours - and doctors don't know why On that fateful June 11, Horner was accidentally kicked in the head by a fellow student who was crowd-surfing during a dance. The injury caused Riley to suffer numerous seizures. "And I am not okay with that", Sarah said. "People don't understand - it's like a movie". I want more than anything for Riley to remember her Junior Homecoming, Thanksgiving and Christmas this year! Regardless of doze... [Full Article...]

Trump administration moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes

Trump administration moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes He said the ban will include mint and methanol flavors. "The Trump administration is making it clear that we intend to clear the market of flavored e-cigarettes to reverse the deeply concerning epidemic of youth e-cigarette use that is impacting children, families, schools and communities", Azar said in a statement. [Full Article...]


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