Health

Trump administration tightens policy on children born overseas

Trump administration tightens policy on children born overseas A new policy issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says that starting October 29, the children who are born to U.S. service members outside the country will not automatically be considered citizens. Sickened to hear that citizenship will now become hard for kids born overseas to military families. It only affects children who were born outside the U.S. [Full Article...]

Vaping encourages ex-smokers to return to cigarettes

Vaping encourages ex-smokers to return to cigarettes The CDC said doctors need to report all suspected cases to their state health agencies. ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va-The Virginia Health Department has confirmed three cases of severe lung illnesses associated with vaping . This may give "vapers" the idea that the vaping is, perhaps, a healthier alternative to smoking. Instead of the Marlboro Man, today we see images of high school football players le... [Full Article...]

First Case of Vaper Dying from Mysterious Lung Disease Reported In US

First Case of Vaper Dying from Mysterious Lung Disease Reported In US The person who died in IL was an adult, said Jennifer Layden, chief medical officer for the state, on a call. The state of IL has witnessed the number of e-cigarette users hospitalised for mysterious lung diseases with related symptoms double over the past week, with over 22 people hospitalised and 12 others having their cases reviewed. [Full Article...]

Tennessee requests info on vaping and respiratory illness

Tennessee requests info on vaping and respiratory illness No cause has been identified, but all of the patients reported using vaping products containing either nicotine or THC. One such case involved an individual who allegedly recently vaped before being hospitalized with severe respiratory illness. [Full Article...]

More West Nile Virus samples test positive in Washoe County

More West Nile Virus samples test positive in Washoe County During 2018 no mosquitos were identified as carrying the disease. But chicken flocks in the Belle Glade and Pahokee areas tested positive for it, and the health department is warning residents to guard themselves against bites. The department said virus activity varies from year-to-year and is hard to predict, noting that in 2006, Idaho - with almost 1,000 infections and 23 deaths - had more Wes... [Full Article...]

First effective Ebola treatment a step closer after breakthrough trial

First effective Ebola treatment a step closer after breakthrough trial Since the two successful experimental drugs are accessible by all of Congo's Ebola treatment units, Ryan is hopeful that the development will encourage more of those affected to immediately seek care. An worldwide World Health Organisation-coordinated team consisting of the Institut National de Recherche Biomedicale, the Democratic Republic of Congo Ministry of Health, and three humanitarian o... [Full Article...]

Local Mosquitos Test Positive for West Nile Virus

Local Mosquitos Test Positive for West Nile Virus West Nile Virus has been found in Northwestern U.S. states for a number of years now. Natrona County Weed and Pest Control will conduct aerial spray after mosquitoes carrying the West Nile Virus were discovered west of Natrona County International Airport on August 9. [Full Article...]

Missing dentures found stuck in throat 8 days after surgery

Missing dentures found stuck in throat 8 days after surgery Unbelievable x-ray images clearly show the dentures - a metal roof plate and three false teeth - lodged in his throat. Believing he had pneumonia, the pensioner was given another chest X-ray, only for it to reveal an object lying across his vocal cords and pressing against a part of the throat. [Full Article...]

Two New Drugs Significantly Lower Death Rate — Ebola Cure Found

Two New Drugs Significantly Lower Death Rate — Ebola Cure Found Two new clinical treatments for the infamous Ebola virus may result in it becoming a "preventable and treatable" disease, the BBC reported on Tuesday, with a study of four drugs finding that two treatments called REGN-EB3 and mAb114 were effective in limiting mortality from the disease. [Full Article...]

Second Ebola case detected in city of Goma, DRC

Second Ebola case detected in city of Goma, DRC Reports from DRC journalists and global media outlets said the case was announced at a media briefing where the head of a presidential expert committee, Jean Jacques Muyembe Tamfum, PhD, shared details about the development. A second case of Ebola was detected in the eastern Congolese city of Goma, the Provincial Minister of North Kivu, Valerien Mbalikwirand, said. Neighboring Rwanda, Uganda, an... [Full Article...]

Rwanda reopens border with Congo after worldwide criticism

Rwanda reopens border with Congo after worldwide criticism The Congolese presidency in a statement Thursday said Rwanda's stance was a "unilateral decision" that affected citizens from both countries who had to cross the border as part of their daily life. That patient was a pastor who had left South Kivu to evangelize in Butembo, a center of the current Ebola outbreak. Symptoms such as fever can be confused with malaria, which is endemic in the region. [Full Article...]

Kamala Harris releases 'Medicare for All' plan ahead of debate

Kamala Harris releases 'Medicare for All' plan ahead of debate The second Democratic debate is set to take place over two days this week although Sanders and Harris will debate on separate days. Cory Booker , entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Julián Castro, former housing secretary in the Obama administration. [Full Article...]

Mylan, Pfizer's Upjohn To Merge And Create New Company

Mylan, Pfizer's Upjohn To Merge And Create New Company Mylan meanwhile has had its own difficulties of late, hit by declining prices for generics in the U.S. and a scandal over price increases for its EpiPen drug for severe allergic reactions that prompted its own strategic review a year ago. Pfizer shares, down from a $46 high late past year, dipped $1.08, or 2.5 percent, to $42.01. The new company will be based in the United States and incorpo... [Full Article...]

WHO Urges Countries to Invest in Eliminating Hepatitis

WHO Urges Countries to Invest in Eliminating Hepatitis Hepatitis A: This strain of viral infection is caused by consuming contaminated food or water and is prominent in areas with poor sanitation. They will also offer Hepatitis C tests. Viruses are the most common causes of hepatitis. Apart from avoiding high-risk behaviours such as practising unsafe sex and allowing unsafe, unhygienic materials like needles and blades to come into contact with... [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia suspends visas for DR Congo citizens over Ebola fears

Saudi Arabia suspends visas for DR Congo citizens over Ebola fears Congo's government has not responded publicly. The new decision affects anyone coming from Congo, including non-citizens. The current Ebola outbreak has forced Saudi Arabia to suspend the granting of visas to pilgrims from the Democratic Republic of Congo . [Full Article...]

Florida, Georgia among states tied to pig-ear dog treat salmonella outbreak

Florida, Georgia among states tied to pig-ear dog treat salmonella outbreak Salmonella infection can cause illness in both people and in dogs. Officials found the people who got sick reported getting chicks and ducklings from places such as agricultural stores, websites, and hatcheries. This investigation is ongoing and CDC will provide more information as it becomes available. "In general, if you choose to feed long-lasting treats like pig ears, practice good hygie... [Full Article...]

House Democrats, Republicans unite to repeal ObamaCare 'Cadillac Tax'

House Democrats, Republicans unite to repeal ObamaCare 'Cadillac Tax' If passed by the Senate, the bill would fully repeal the provision that both Republicans and Democrats believe punishes the middle class. "Today, we'll honor our promise to the hard-working men and women of the labor as we lift the "Cadillac tax" protecting health benefits that workers have negotiated, " House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, said on Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Face Rematch in Next Democratic Debate

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Face Rematch in Next Democratic Debate CNN has announced who will be participating in which night of the Democratic presidential debate the network is hosting in Detroit on July 30 and 31. The line-up for the July debates will be nearly the same as the line-up for the June debates, only with Rep. Eric Swalwell, who since dropped out of the race, replaced with Gov. [Full Article...]

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo a global health emergency

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo a global health emergency The WHO's declaration will help bring more global attention and aid to the region, which reported its first case earlier this week in Goma , a city of around two million people with an worldwide airport. "We need to work together in solidarity with the DRC to end this outbreak and build a better health system". World Health Organization defines a global emergency as an "extraordinary event" t... [Full Article...]

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared a global health emergency Declaring a global health emergency often brings an increase in worldwide attention and aid. However, the emergency committee did produce a large list of "strong" recommendations, including urging the worldwide community to provide more funds for combating the outbreak. [Full Article...]


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