Second Boston resident diagnosed with West Nile virus

Last year IDPH reported the first human West Nile virus death in IL on September 29, 2017. A woman in her 50s was diagnosed with the disease Monday, and the first three human cases in the state this year were reported on August 24, DPH spokeswoman ... More..

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Garmin Vivosmart 4 tracks your sleep and energy levels
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

Garmin Vivosmart 4 tracks your sleep and energy levels

Created to full waterproof, the Vivosmart 4 equips Garmin's updated Elevate heart-rate sensor that can track abnormal rhythms in the heart, stress tracking and analysing VO2 max levels when performing activ...More..

FDA Warns of Common Diabetes Meds' Link to Dangerous Genital Infection
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

FDA Warns of Common Diabetes Meds' Link to Dangerous Genital Infection

Reports included all SGLT2 drugs except ertugliflozin, but it "would be expected to have the same risk for this rare and serious infection as other SGLT2 inhibitors", the FDA said in a statement. Diabetes ...More..

Texas Nurse Fired Following Facebook Post About Patient's Measles
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

Texas Nurse Fired Following Facebook Post About Patient's Measles

The Texas Children's nurse was struck, but unmoved by seeing her first measles patient. The post reads, "For the first time in my career I saw Measles this week". He said the toddler was too young to be vaccina...More..

Mother Sues over Death of Toddler Released from US Immigration Detention
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

Mother Sues over Death of Toddler Released from US Immigration Detention

When on 25 March, the Yasmin and Maria were released, they went to new Jersey, where he lives, the girl's grandmother. The mother turns against all those involved, denouncing that "those responsible for provi...More..

Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing auto seats
by | Friday, August 31, 2018

Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing auto seats

Benjamin Hoffman said in an AAP news release. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is now recommending that children continue using rear-facing auto seats for as long as possible. "And that's really w...More..

The effect of ketamine on opioid receptors alleviates depression
by | Friday, August 31, 2018

The effect of ketamine on opioid receptors alleviates depression

The finding overturns previously held beliefs that the drug's antidepressant effects stemmed exclusively from its impact on the glutamate system . Although it was not understood how, there was some evidence ...More..

by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

California weight-loss study to pay participants to eat avocados

This is for science. LLU is looking for people to help them prove once and for all if avocados help with abdominal fat loss or not. Avocados contain the highest fat content of any fruit, but Sabaté believ...More..

KDHE: Most of Kansas at 'high risk' for West Nile Virus
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

KDHE: Most of Kansas at 'high risk' for West Nile Virus

Drain - Empty any containers holding standing water because they are excellent breeding grounds for virus-carrying mosquitoes. The press release cites the four D's as the best way to prevent mosquito bites, ...More..

UNICEF ramps up support for schools in Ebola-affected parts of DRC
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

UNICEF ramps up support for schools in Ebola-affected parts of DRC

Given that Ebola is a zoonotic disease, meaning it has been transferred to humans from animals, Dr Damon said there were ongoing concerns about the popularity of bushmeat - meat from wild animals including mo...More..

CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to Virginia
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

CDC investigating Salmonella outbreak linked to Virginia

Eight people have been hospitalized, including the person who died. The states identified in addition to NY were Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In interviews conducted by the CDC, "people reported eatin...More..

Air pollution causes ‘huge’ reduction in intelligence, study reveals
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Air pollution causes ‘huge’ reduction in intelligence, study reveals

A number of studies have shown that air pollution causes deaths in large Chinese cities. The impact of air pollution on verbal tests, researchers found, became more pronounced as people got older. They then...More..

Blood pressure drug recalled over potentially life-threatening label mix-up
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Blood pressure drug recalled over potentially life-threatening label mix-up

The rest of the lot ( PW05264 ) has been recalled due to the "potential mix-up of labeling", but Accord says the remainder of its drugs are unaffected. Hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure "...More..

Ebola death toll in DR Congo climbs to 67
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Ebola death toll in DR Congo climbs to 67

This is Congo's tenth outbreak of the virus and the first in North Kivu province, which aside from the resident population hosts an estimated 1 million people displaced by fighting. In such areas, the longer yo...More..

Medics Warn about Deadly Kissing Bug Disease as It Continues to Spread
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Medics Warn about Deadly Kissing Bug Disease as It Continues to Spread

However, most people do not show any signs of infection. Of more than 100 species of triatomine bugs, about 12 are considered important transmitters of Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas. Abou...More..

Scientists discover new brain cell not found in lab animals
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Scientists discover new brain cell not found in lab animals

Researchers from the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle and the University of Szeged in Hungary have independently identified the neurons . ED LEIN: In the course of doing these recordings, he s...More..

Weight-loss drug Belviq seems safe for heart
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Weight-loss drug Belviq seems safe for heart

Whether it becomes available in the future is dependent on approval by NHS regulators. "The problem with new drugs is that they could be approved and then five or 10 years down the line, we find out they ki...More..

Harvard professor says coconut oil is ‘pure poison’
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Harvard professor says coconut oil is ‘pure poison’

Nutrition experts overwhelmingly agree that consuming an excess of saturated fats is generally bad for you and increases the chances of heart disease. However, the 2016 polls showed that at least 70% of Ameri...More..

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum Wins Democratic Nomination for Florida Governor
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum Wins Democratic Nomination for Florida Governor

The congressman didn't wait to lob attacks against the progressive candidate, calling him "the most liberal candidate" the Democratic Party has ever nominated in the governor race the state of Florida . Nels...More..

CDC sees sharp increase in 3 STDs reported in 2017
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

CDC sees sharp increase in 3 STDs reported in 2017

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in America, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . One CDC director says there have been "steep and sustained increases" in ...More..