High Risk For West Nile

State health officials say people can help stop the spread of West Nile by eliminating standing water from around homes, using insect repellent containing DEET and by staying indoors at dusk and dawn. More information on the prevention of mosquito bi... More..

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Chinese premier calls for severe punishment in vaccine scandal
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Chinese premier calls for severe punishment in vaccine scandal

Its Shenzhen-listed shares have now lost over half their value since the middle of July in a scandal that has rippled through the wider market and which dragged down healthcare stocks across the board on Monday...More..

MDH Investigating 2 Cases of Legionnaires' Disease in Albert Lea
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

MDH Investigating 2 Cases of Legionnaires' Disease in Albert Lea

St. John's provides assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care and independent living services. Both residents were hospitalized. The Southern Nevada Health District notified Harrah's about the cases ...More..

Mosquito samples in Grant County test positive for West Nile Virus
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Mosquito samples in Grant County test positive for West Nile Virus

Two human cases of West Nile have been reported in North Dakota this summer-one each in Ramsey and Ransom counties. The KDHE said one in five people who are infected develop a fever and other symptoms. Usuall...More..

Transgender community reacts to CVS's apology after prescription denial
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Transgender community reacts to CVS's apology after prescription denial

Hilde Hall says she was holding back tears when a pharmacist at a Fountain Hills CVS refused to give her the hormone therapy meds a doctor prescribed for her. "This was the first time that she was starting with...More..

Higher cancer risk for women with diabetes: major Aussie study
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Higher cancer risk for women with diabetes: major Aussie study

According to the lead author of the study, Dr. Toshiaki Ohkuma , a researcher at the George Institute for Global Health , "the link between diabetes and the risk of developing cancer is now firmly established...More..

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Sickens 90
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Sickens 90

The CDC says people should be careful that any turkey products they eat are properly cooked. Lab evidence shows people are getting sick from raw turkey products infected with Salmonella Reading. The MSU pro...More..

Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices

Swiss firm Novartis followed, pledging not to raise drug prices in the United States this year . Merck is the first major pharmaceutical company to actually lower its drug prices in the wake of the Trump...More..

by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Liver disease deaths skyrocket among young adults

The fluid in the abdomen can make it look and feel "like you have multiple bowling balls" in your stomach, Tapper said. Tapper claims that anyone with alcohol-related disease who stops drinking has "an excell...More..

by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

CVS fires pharmacist who wouldn't fill transgender customer's prescription

A transgender woman said she was humiliated after a pharmacist at an Arizona CVS refused to fill her hormone prescription in April. On Thursday, Hall said she chose to file a complaint to the Arizona St...More..

Legionnaires' disease found in Albert Lea care facility
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Legionnaires' disease found in Albert Lea care facility

Anyone in the area with flu-like symptoms should see a doctor immediately. In addition, it is typified by headache, fever, body aches and occasionally abdominal pain and diarrhea. Legionnaires' disease can not ...More..

Omega-3 pills and fish oil 'useless' for preventing disease
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Omega-3 pills and fish oil 'useless' for preventing disease

A new Cochrane systematic review , published today in the Cochrane Library , combines the results of seventy-nine randomised trials involving 112,059 people. The results stand in contrast to the commonly he...More..

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

The permanently implanted birth control device was approved in 2002 and given the FDA's strongest safety warning label in 2016, following thousands of complaints from women who said it caused pelvic pain, hair ...More..

Parasite outbreak that's sickened 163 people linked to McDonald's salads
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Parasite outbreak that's sickened 163 people linked to McDonald's salads

On July 13, The number of cases surged to 61 people in seven states, including 29 in IL, 16 in Iowa, seven in Missouri, three in Minnesota, two Nebraska, two in South Dakota, and two in Wisconsin, said the heal...More..

Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile virus
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Half of Kansas at high risk for West Nile virus

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports an adult in southeastern North Carolina died last week from West Nile virus. However, about 20 percent of people who are infected will develop ...More..

Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma

While the initial blood test was trialled on 209 people, the next step is to complete a clinical trial on 1,000 participants at the time they have a biopsy for a suspicious lesion. The test, billed as a world ...More..

Having Earlier Dinner Can Reduce Cancer Risk
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Having Earlier Dinner Can Reduce Cancer Risk

A similar protection was found in study participants who had dinner at least before 9 p.m., compared with those who ate after 10 p.m. The findings stress the importance of evaluating the body's internal clock...More..

Officials looking at raw turkey products as source of Salmonella outbreak
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Officials looking at raw turkey products as source of Salmonella outbreak

The first illness was reported on November 20, 2017. While the CDC termed the salmonella in this outbreak "multidrug-resistant", only 33 percent of the isolates from sick folks showed genes that would fight...More..

by | Friday, July 20, 2018

More Americans Are Dying From Liver Cancer, Study Says

A disturbing new study declares that a growing number of young Americans are drinking themselves to death. Neehar Parikh, co-author of the study, said deaths due to alcohol-related liver disease are prevent...More..

Forty per cent of people have a fictional first memory
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Forty per cent of people have a fictional first memory

The researchers emphasized, however, that the participants had to be absolutely certain that the memories were their own. But if that memory is from before the age of two, it's nearly certainly fictional, res...More..