Mollie Tibbetts, Missing Iowa College Student, Found Dead

But the stunning news that a Mexican man living in the US illegally has allegedly confessed to kidnapping and murdering her thrust the case into the middle of the contentious immigration debate and midterm elections. National media outlets have follo... More..

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Anthem, Walmart Partner for Over-the-Counter Drug Allowance
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Anthem, Walmart Partner for Over-the-Counter Drug Allowance

The partnership between Anthem and Walmart for the former's MA beneficiaries shows how Medicare managed care continues to grab the attention of payers and other organizations across the healthcare industry. The...More..

Europe hit with measles outbreak
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Europe hit with measles outbreak

The highly contagious viral disease has infected more than 41,000 children and adults across the continent in 2018 - a reported record high. In England, there have been 807 cases so far this year. A few d...More..

Contact lenses contribute to increasing microplastic pollution
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Contact lenses contribute to increasing microplastic pollution

Some of the users wore once-a-month-replaceable lenses while other wore daily-replaceable lenses. "We know that between seven and about 15 billion (soft plastic) lenses are being used in the USA every year, a...More..

Moderate carbohydrate intake may lower mortality risk
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Moderate carbohydrate intake may lower mortality risk

PARIS-Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets , researchers reported Friday. "Too much and...More..

Harvard professor slams coconut oil as ‘pure poison’
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Harvard professor slams coconut oil as ‘pure poison’

However, most of the commercially available oil has a 13 to 14 percent MCT content, which means you'd have to eat 150 grams, or 10 tablespoons, of coconut oil a day to reap the benefits. The AHA found that repl...More..

Ariana Grande Talks About Pete Davidson's Non-''Googly'' Proposal
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Ariana Grande Talks About Pete Davidson's Non-''Googly'' Proposal

Grande found herself at the centre of tragedy on May 22 previous year when an improvised explosive device was detonated outside her concert at the Manchester Arena , killing 23 people and injuring 250. In May,...More..

Google’s revamped fitness app tracks ‘move minutes’ and ‘heart points’
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Google’s revamped fitness app tracks ‘move minutes’ and ‘heart points’

Many fitness apps focus on the duration or distance of your workouts, but this is set to put your heart rate above those stats. This means, for example, "picking up the pace while walking your dog, and double p...More..

Missoula County air quality now
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Missoula County air quality now "unhealthy" from wildfire smoke

Portland Public Schools suspended all outdoor sports practices. Forest fires are common, but typical Seattle-area weather pushes it out of the way quickly. Those with heart disease may experience chest pain, ...More..

Drug overdose deaths up almost 7% in US
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Drug overdose deaths up almost 7% in US

The overdose death toll has doubled over the last decade, and more than 180 people a day are killed by drug overdoses across America. The CDC projects some 49,000 people will have died from them in 2017 once al...More..

Human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Northern Valley
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Human case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Northern Valley

Department of Health and Department of Environmental Protection officials remind residents that keeping the insects out of their residences and off their skin are most effective. Pay special attention to flower...More..

Plastic pollution: 'Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Plastic pollution: 'Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'

The lenses are consequently spread on farmland as sewage sludge, increasing plastic pollution in the environment. "This is a pretty large number, considering roughly 45 million people in the US alone wear con...More..

World Health Organization expects more Ebola cases in Congo, can’t reach no-go areas
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

World Health Organization expects more Ebola cases in Congo, can’t reach no-go areas

The World Health Organization (WHO) said in an update today that the health workers were probably exposed in clinics, not Ebola treatment centers, before the outbreak was declared. Overall, there have bee...More..

More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected

On Tuesday night, emergency crews responded to three overdoses in New Haven Green park. New Haven fire chief John Alston said responders received calls just after 8 a.m. " Synthetic cannabinoids act on the...More..

Prenatal Exposure to Pesticide DDT Linked to Autism
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Prenatal Exposure to Pesticide DDT Linked to Autism

The researchers hypothesise that maternal exposure to DDT, but not PCBs, increases the risk of autism due to its inhibitory affects on birth weight and androgen receptor binding. To do the study, Brown partnere...More..

Contact lens was removed from her eye after 28 years
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Contact lens was removed from her eye after 28 years

It emerged that the patient had been hit in the face by a shuttlecock during a game of badminton as a teenager, when she presumed the lens in her left eye had fallen out. Surgeons removed the lens, which was ...More..

Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses

She also said that their non-pregnant colleagues have been of enormous help at assisting with patients they should not be exposed to because of conditions or treatments that are potentially harmful for expectan...More..

West Nile Virus Found in Lower Westchester
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

West Nile Virus Found in Lower Westchester

Lohagen says an infected mosquito can pass the virus along to humans, horses and birds. In humans, West Nile Virus may cause a mild illness but could also cause swelling of the brain or spinal cord. Drill holes...More..

MPs call for e-cigarettes to be made available on prescription
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

MPs call for e-cigarettes to be made available on prescription

Public Health England estimates that 2.8 million people in the United Kingdom smoke e-cigarettes. Research led by the University of Birmingham found the vapourised e-liquid fluid in e-cigarettes has a simil...More..

Opioid deaths now top peak fatalities from guns, crashes, HIV
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Opioid deaths now top peak fatalities from guns, crashes, HIV

The monthly CDC numbers suggest that deaths might have begun leveling off by the end of the year. More than 72,000 people died from drug overdose deaths in 2017, according to early data released Wednesd...More..