Surgery Often Not Needed For Appendicitis, Says Study

Only about 1 in every 10 adults said they'd use antibiotics to ease an inflamed appendix , according to survey results. The condition has always been thought to be a medical emergency because of the risk for a burst appendix, which can be life-threa... More..

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Ford, Kavanaugh, raw emotion and the rule of law
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Ford, Kavanaugh, raw emotion and the rule of law

In particular, many pointed to the fact that Kavanaugh said she had a fear of flying due to her claustrophobia and anxiety, but admitted to Mitchell that she had travelled to Washington D.C. Each time, he d...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Blasey Ford says '100 percent' certain Kavanaugh assaulted her

Kavanaugh gave an emotional testimony, much different than the hours and days of testimony he'd given previously. "I have never done this to her or to anyone", he said. At least one Republican on the committee,...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Mediterranean diet 'may help prevent depression'

Often times, the researchers found, inflammatory substances can lead to depression. These factors also show an association with depression, according to the study. They found there was compelling evidence of a ...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Plans To Vote On Brett Kavanaugh Nomination Friday

Sometimes showing anger, other times fighting back tears, the conservative jurist launched a bristling attack on the "national disgrace" of his treatment by Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee . Kavana...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Ford recalls 'laughter' during alleged 1980s Kavanaugh sex assault

Other progressive groups have also called for Kavanaugh to be removed from the appeals court he serves on, which is among the most powerful in the country behind the Supreme Court. They both seemed to be havi...More..

An ancient virus may be responsible for some addictive behaviors
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

An ancient virus may be responsible for some addictive behaviors

The virus dates back at least to Neanderthals and is present in the RASGRF2 gene - which a researcher called the "pleasure gene" because it increases the activity of dopamine in the brain - in about 5% to 10% o...More..

Newborn syphilis cases in US reach highest level in 20 years
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Newborn syphilis cases in US reach highest level in 20 years

According to the CDC , the three most easily treatable sexually transmitted diseases - chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis - rose almost 10 percent in 2017 to an all-time high of almost 2.3 million cases. This in...More..

WHO warns of 'perfect storm' for Ebola in eastern Congo
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

WHO warns of 'perfect storm' for Ebola in eastern Congo

Peter Salama , WHO's head of emergency preparedness, said in a statement. Various militant and rebel groups have been staging attacks in the area for years but they've stepped up the fighting in recent week...More..

Scientists Want to Know if Octopuses React to Molly Like Humans Do
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Scientists Want to Know if Octopuses React to Molly Like Humans Do

According to the new study authors, this behavioral shift suggests that octopuses may have some neural mechanism that suppresses antisocial behavior and amplifies sexual urges when love (or at least reproductio...More..

Estimated 80,000 deaths caused by flu last season, CDC says
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Estimated 80,000 deaths caused by flu last season, CDC says

Flu season is fast approaching in the U.S., and with it, a new flu vaccine is here. The season peaked in early February. "That's huge", said Dr. It's not easy to compare flu seasons through history, part...More..

Electric implant helps paralyzed man walk the length of a football field
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Electric implant helps paralyzed man walk the length of a football field

He'd been paralyzed in a 2013 snowmobile accident, with no movement or sensation below his mid-back. The treatment, carried out by researchers at the University of Louisville, is still improving, which is goo...More..

by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Monkeypox: Britain's third case confirmed by Public Health England at Blackpool hospital

British officials say a health worker involved in treating a patient with monkeypox has been infected with the rare disease, suggesting possible lapses in the hospital's infection control procedures. Three ...More..

CDC advises earlier flu vaccination as flu season approaches
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

CDC advises earlier flu vaccination as flu season approaches

A PHA spokesperson said, "There will be a normal total supply of flu vaccines this flu season. This is why people need to get a flu shot annually - the vaccination is based on the strains that research indicate...More..

How exercise could help people with rare Alzheimer’s disease
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

How exercise could help people with rare Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer societies across the country provide programs and support services for people with all forms of dementia , including Alzheimer's disease , and their caregivers. Individuals who exercised more also ...More..

Experts warn of link between obesity and cancer in new report
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Experts warn of link between obesity and cancer in new report

Cancer Research UK's projections estimate that by the year 2035, 10% of cancers in women (equating to about 25,000 cases) could be linked to smoking and 9% (equating to 23,000 cases) to carrying excess weigh...More..

Vikings ordered DE Griffen undergo mental evaluation
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Vikings ordered DE Griffen undergo mental evaluation

On Saturday, the report said, Griffen caused a disturbance at the Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis, entered a teammate's house briefly before running away, and jumped out of a moving ambulance taking him to a hospital ...More..

by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

World Health Organization warns of 'perfect storm' for Ebola in eastern Congo

Dr. Peter Salama said the response to the deadly hemorrhagic fever is at a "critical juncture" in eastern North Kivu province, where the outbreak was declared almost two months ago. Salama said it was unclear w...More..

by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Facebook not protecting content moderators from mental trauma: lawsuit

Scola, who worked at Facebook through a third party contracting company, developed post traumatic stress disorder "as a result of constant and unmitigated exposure to highly toxic and extremely disturbing image...More..

Telangana out of Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat scheme for now
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Telangana out of Centre's flagship Ayushman Bharat scheme for now

The first Health and Wellness Centre was launched by Modi at Jangla, Chhatisgarh on April 14. In Lucknow, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said though the media had nicknamed the scheme " Modicare " in lin...More..