Scientists concerned about endangered orca still pushing body of her calf

NOAA would apply for the feeding permit if conditions are right, said Lynne Barre, NOAA Fisheries' recovery coordinator for the whales. The salmon-feeding plan is still under review. People from around the world are following the trials of the sou... More..

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Number of West Nile infections grows
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Number of West Nile infections grows

West Nile Virus was found to be present in mosquitoes collected for sampling last Thursday. Be particularly careful at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. This is not Fairfield's first human case...More..

Allegheny County Health Department to treat for mosquitoes
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Allegheny County Health Department to treat for mosquitoes

According to an announcement from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office, the rates of mosquitoes carrying West Nile have been much higher this year. The Saint Louis County Department of Public Health has recorded it...More..

Pentagon bars troops from using fitness trackers & geolocation services
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Pentagon bars troops from using fitness trackers & geolocation services

But Defense Department leadership stopped short of instructing troops to leave their wearable devices at home. Deployed personnel are in "operational areas", and commanders will make a determination on other ...More..

Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status

Only thirty-three percent of mothers breastfeed their baby in Belize. Breast milk is made of fats, sugars, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and enzymes and is created to promote brain and body growth...More..

Khloe Kardashian’s ‘cheating’ heartache will be featured on KUWTK
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Khloe Kardashian’s ‘cheating’ heartache will be featured on KUWTK

Kim Kardashian West has revealed her sister Khloe's heartbreak over Tristan Thompson's alleged cheating will feature on the upcoming season of Keeping Up With The Kardashians . She sure wanna live that Kar...More..

Four cases of Ebola confirmed in northeast Congo - health ministry
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Four cases of Ebola confirmed in northeast Congo - health ministry

Four samples taken from six people who have so far survived tested positive for Ebola , the ministry added. The Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC ) has announced a new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, ...More..

Cities Sue Trump Admin, Claiming ACA 'Sabotage' Is Unconstitutional
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Cities Sue Trump Admin, Claiming ACA 'Sabotage' Is Unconstitutional

President Donald Trump's plan to reshape Obamacare without repealing the law continued Wednesday, as his administration rolled out its final plan to expand the use of skinny, short-term health insurance co...More..

Mead resident hosptilized with most serious form of West Nile virus
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Mead resident hosptilized with most serious form of West Nile virus

The Southwest District Health Department said that the man lives in Canyon County, but may have been exposed in Adams County as well. A resident in Mead has been hospitalized with a neuro-invasive form of Wes...More..

Don't Believe the Hype on 'Vaginal Rejuvenation,' FDA Says
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Don't Believe the Hype on 'Vaginal Rejuvenation,' FDA Says

The term is used to describe non-surgical procedures meant to treat vaginal laxity, atrophy, dryness, or itching; reduced sexual sensation; and pain with sex or urination. "Vaginal rejuvenation procedures cla...More..

First human cases of West Nile virus reported in Kansas
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

First human cases of West Nile virus reported in Kansas

Most people who are infected with the West Nile Virus have no symptoms or experience very mild symptoms three to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long s...More..

Bernie Sanders mocks Koch brothers after 'grossly misleading' Medicare for All study
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Bernie Sanders mocks Koch brothers after 'grossly misleading' Medicare for All study

But others pointed out that the increase in federal spending outlined in the report represents a shift in spending from the private to the public sector - and that overall health spending under the Medicare f...More..

Smoking ban in NYCHA starts, violators could lose apartments
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Smoking ban in NYCHA starts, violators could lose apartments

The nationwide ban on smoking in public housing was implemented almost two years after the rule was passed by the Obama administration in 2016. Edwards said the consequences of not following this new rule...More..

Man's legs, hands amputated after contact with dog's saliva
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Man's legs, hands amputated after contact with dog's saliva

According to The Washington Post , doctors told Manteufel's wife that the infection was not common and was a "crazy fluke". "Looked like somebody beat him up with a baseball bat", Dawn Manteufel said. Doctors ...More..

Teen severely burned in viral ‘hot water challenge’
by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Teen severely burned in viral ‘hot water challenge’

A risky new social media challenge left a 15-year-old boy in the USA seriously burned, according to reports. A teen in Indianapolis , Indiana , says he suffered second-degree burns to his face and body afte...More..

Toronto gunman a puzzle to his own tight-knit immigrant…
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Toronto gunman a puzzle to his own tight-knit immigrant…

The group's propaganda agency Amaq said the attacker was "one of the soldiers of the Islamic State ". The association says the best predictor for violent conduct is previous incidents of violence, regardle...More..

Salmonella recalls: Everything that's been recalled for potential Salmonella contamination
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Salmonella recalls: Everything that's been recalled for potential Salmonella contamination

The company says that, while there have been no complaints about illness related to the crackers, they are conducting the recall as a precaution. Mars Food Canada recalled select Uncle Ben's rice products ...More..

Complaint: CVS Pharmacist Refused to Fill Prescription for Transgender Woman
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Complaint: CVS Pharmacist Refused to Fill Prescription for Transgender Woman

She had been excited to finally start her first round of hormone therapy and was 'finally going to start seeing my body reflect my gender identity and the woman I've always known myself to be'. Hall said she wa...More..

West Nile virus detected at Bateman Island
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

West Nile virus detected at Bateman Island

St. Louis County workers routinely check mosquitoes for the virus during the summer to focus their pest control efforts. Experts say one in five people who are infected usually develop a fever headache, neck ...More..

Trump thanks major pharma companies for not raising prices
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Trump thanks major pharma companies for not raising prices

Trump, along with other politicians across the political spectrum, has regularly targeted drug companies for ostensibly greedy price-hiking habits . " Pfizer & others should be ashamed that they have raised...More..

Chinese drug maker recalls valsartan products in United States over impurity
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Chinese drug maker recalls valsartan products in United States over impurity

Pharmacies in the United Kingdom are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. As a result, the Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (Drap) tri...More..

Sarasota man dies from infectious bacteria after eating raw oysters
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Sarasota man dies from infectious bacteria after eating raw oysters

The restaurant where the oyster was served was not immediately identified. Vibrio vulnificus , as the bacteria is technically known, occurs naturally in warm, salty or brackish water. "The bacterium can inva...More..

Trump’s ‘squirming’ reversal: I meant opposite of what I said with Putin
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Trump’s ‘squirming’ reversal: I meant opposite of what I said with Putin

Trump has also appeared on several occasions to question the United States intelligence findings that Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 vote in a bid to undermine Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. ...More..

Hot dog! Snag these National Hot Dog Day deals
by | Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hot dog! Snag these National Hot Dog Day deals

So before you head out to lunch or dine on something that's not a frank, check out these National Hot Dog Day deals that will leave your mouth and your wallet satisfied. The first 100 customers at Philly Pretz...More..

West Nile Virus found in DeKalb County
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

West Nile Virus found in DeKalb County

Targeted, truck-mounted aerosol spraying is also performed to help control the mosquito population in certain areas of Boston. Tomarken said most people infected with West Nile virus will experience mild or n...More..

China's June trade with North Korea falls by more than half
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

China's June trade with North Korea falls by more than half

The sanctions also introduced a limit of 4 million barrels per a twelve-month period as of 22 December 2017 for the supply, sale or transfer of crude oil to North Korea. The UN chief was asked at a news con...More..

Maryland Among Worst States For Retirement — Bankrate Survey
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Maryland Among Worst States For Retirement — Bankrate Survey

There is not a state income tax and South Dakota is rated the second most tax-friendly state in the country, according to the Tax Foundation, which offers relief for seniors living on a fixed income. You've ret...More..

What to know about the STD that could become the next superbug
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

What to know about the STD that could become the next superbug

This is important for women because the frequency of pelvic inflammatory disease from MG has been understudied and pelvic inflammatory disease causes serious medical complications, like permanent scarring and i...More..

Trump claims victory in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending dispute
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Trump claims victory in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spending dispute

FILE - Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to U.S. President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. Radev said that, on the other hand, Trump ...More..

AHS warns Calgarians about the risk of West Nile Virus
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

AHS warns Calgarians about the risk of West Nile Virus

Samples collected in those area over the past two weeks have indicated high mosquito populations, and some samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus, officials say. The 2018 larviciding program will cont...More..

Judge rules glyphosate cancer cases can move forward
by | Saturday, July 14, 2018

Judge rules glyphosate cancer cases can move forward

A San Francisco court now says cases can be brought against the firm on the basis of testimony that Roundup is potentially a cause of the blood cancer non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The plaintiffs will now have to s...More..

Trump administration freezes
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Trump administration freezes "risk adjustment" payments to health insurers

The Trump administration is bound by a federal court decision to suspend billions of dollars in ObamaCare payments, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma said Thursd...More..

by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Jury orders J&J to pay $4.7 billion in Missouri asbestos cancer case

The women and their families said decades-long use of Baby Powder and other cosmetic talc products caused their diseases. In a statement , he said: 'For over 40 years, Johnson & Johnson has covered up the ev...More..

You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks

A total of 100 people have been sickened as a result; 30 people have been hospitalized. Kellogg Company, which did not respond to an immediate request for comment, launched an investigation into a third-party...More..

Common heart drug recalled due to contamination with possible carcinogen
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Common heart drug recalled due to contamination with possible carcinogen

Pharmacies in 22 countries including Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France, Poland, Croatia, Lithuania, Greece, Canada, ...More..

Trump Slams NYT For Critical Article On US Stance on Breastfeeding
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Trump Slams NYT For Critical Article On US Stance on Breastfeeding

But the US reportedly threatened the country with punitive trade measures and a cut to military aid if it did not drop the proposal . Rather, the battle centered on a resolution stating that "mother's milk is ...More..

Babies Who Start Solid Food Earlier Sleep Better, Study Finds
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

Babies Who Start Solid Food Earlier Sleep Better, Study Finds

The researchers from King's College, London , and the University of London admitted it was possible that mothers giving their babies solids may have responded to their questions in a more positive manner, ...More..

Polar's fitness app reveals the location of USA military bases
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Polar's fitness app reveals the location of USA military bases

The revelation on the application from Finnish-based app Polar Flow comes months after another health app, Strava , was found to have showed potentially sensitive information about USA and allied forces arou...More..

Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Health Care Primer: The Sabotage And Retaliation Edition

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it had to put the payments on hold, after a US district court judge ruled the government arrived at the formula that guides the payouts in a flawed way. "We...More..

Health care premiums could rise following Trump administration's
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Health care premiums could rise following Trump administration's

The government collects the money from health insurers with relatively healthy enrollees, who cost less to insure. Officials with Kaiser Permanente, the state's other insurer with Affordable Care Act plans,...More..

by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Rain adds urgency to rescue of last five trapped in Thai cave

Before resuming the rescue Monday, officials said they hoped to free all the boys by the end of the day, according to ABC News . Nargonsak said this phase may take longer than the previous two rescue missi...More..

Senator predicts 'rough, tough … ear-pulling fight' over Trump court pick
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Senator predicts 'rough, tough … ear-pulling fight' over Trump court pick

Ahead of the decision, Trump has built suspense about who his pick will be. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Sunday President Trump is acting like a "puppet" for outside groups and claimed Trump is set ...More..

People Sickened From Parasite Outbreak Linked to Del Monte Vegetables
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

People Sickened From Parasite Outbreak Linked to Del Monte Vegetables

Seven people were hospitalized but no deaths have been reported. As many as 54 cases have been reported in Minnesota. Multiple U.S. government agencies are investigating illnesses associated with hundreds o...More..

HIV Vaccine Inspires Hope After 'Promising' Results in Human Trials
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

HIV Vaccine Inspires Hope After 'Promising' Results in Human Trials

A vaccine has proven elusive as the human immunodeficiency virus ( HIV ) mutates easily and can hide away in cells, evading the immune system, only to re-emerge and spread years later. For the latest study,...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare'

The court's ruling bars the agency from collecting or making payments under the current methodology, which uses a statewide average premium, said CMS, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Service...More..

West Nile virus detected in Rockland County mosquitoes
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

West Nile virus detected in Rockland County mosquitoes

IDPH is partnering with Iowa State University to provide all supplies needed to trap the mosquitos throughout the county. There have been no reports of people contracting the virus this year in Lake County. -...More..

How an entire line of dogs in the Americas disappeared
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

How an entire line of dogs in the Americas disappeared

The team collected genetic information from 71 ancient dog remains from the Americas and found that early dogs arrived alongside people who eventually settled throughout North, Central and South America. ...More..

by | Monday, July 09, 2018

'Drunk' seagulls have been confusing the RSPCA in Somerset

Animal welfare experts, think that the birds' inebriated state may be the result of feeding on brewery waste. Speaking to Sky News a spokesperson for the RSPCA say the unusual cases have prompted concerns a...More..

'I'm walking': Heartwarming moment girl, 4, with cerebral palsy takes first steps
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

'I'm walking': Heartwarming moment girl, 4, with cerebral palsy takes first steps

Prior to this, Maya had learned to get around with the help of a walker, making these particular steps a double dose of success for the little girl. Her fighting spirit in the NICU earned her the nickname "Migh...More..

Frozen Tuberculosis Sample Causes Hazmat Situation At Johns Hopkins
by | Sunday, July 08, 2018

Frozen Tuberculosis Sample Causes Hazmat Situation At Johns Hopkins

The incident initially prompted the evacuation of several buildings, but hospital officials now say no one is at risk of contracting the disease. Part of Johns Hopkins Hospital's complex in Baltimore was ...More..