Health Care

Three more people die from flu in North Carolina

Three more people die from flu in North Carolina The CDC's Twitter account is also a helpful resource to stay on top of the latest information about this year's flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. Since Dec. 1, Piedmont Newnan has experienced an increase in influenza cases in both the emergency room and in patients being admitted. Authorities have not identified the 4-year-old, who died outside of the cou... [Full Article...]

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio guarantees comprehensive health care to all residents

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio guarantees comprehensive health care to all residents The plan will is expected to ensure care to resident regardless of their ability to pay or immigration status. "We recognize that obviously health care isn't just, in theory, a right; it's in practice a right". "This has never been done before in this country, in this kind of comprehensive way. NYC Care will provide a primary care doctor and will provide access to specialty care, prescription dr... [Full Article...]

Flu activity increasing in New York City — CDC

Flu activity increasing in New York City — CDC The flu vaccine is a combination vaccine against two strains of influenza A and one strain of influenza B. According to this week's report , the cumulative rate of laboratory-confirmed hospitalizations due to the flu was 3.6 per 100,000 people. [Full Article...]

Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Affordable Care Act

Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Affordable Care Act The decision by U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth is nearly guaranteed to go to the Supreme Court . His ruling is expected to be appealed, which means the conservative-majority Supreme Court, with newly appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh, will have a chance to reassess the constitutionality of the law. [Full Article...]

Man coughs up blood clot in shape of a lung

Man coughs up blood clot in shape of a lung It came from a 36-year-old man with end-stage heart failure who spat out the medical anomaly in one piece during a an extreme bout of coughing in hospital. The patient's trachea was subsequently intubated, and flexible bronchoscopy revealed a small amount of blood in the basilar branches of the right lower lobe. [Full Article...]

AtlantiCare Officials Educate Community at World AIDS Day Event

AtlantiCare Officials Educate Community at World AIDS Day Event It has also increased the number of people tested through the city's mobile unit to 4,000 in a year to 4,000 in a month. "His dignity and hope will inspire people across the country and around the world - those with HIV, and also those of us who will always stand together with them", Mr Corbyn added in a statement. [Full Article...]

Health officials warn of romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak

Health officials warn of romaine lettuce E.coli outbreak The current outbreak has not been linked to the immediately previous multi-state outbreak of E. coliO157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce . Fifteen have been confirmed in Quebec. "If bacteria is present, all you'll be doing is splashing bacteria around the sink and the surrounding area", advised Trisha Calvo, Consumer Reports Foor Editor. [Full Article...]

Heidi Klum Dresses as Fiona From 'Shrek' for 2018 Halloween Costume

Heidi Klum Dresses as Fiona From 'Shrek' for 2018 Halloween Costume Lynn Tremblay, a woman from Ottawa who signed the petition , said moving Halloween to Saturday would give her more time to prepare for it. She paired the iconic green skin with Fiona's signature ginger braid and crown, glamming up the look with some sparkly eye shadow and fake lashes. [Full Article...]

9th death reported at pediatric centre amid viral outbreak

9th death reported at pediatric centre amid viral outbreak The facility, which includes a pediatric center, has been instructed not to admit new patients until the outbreak ends, the department said. A staff member at the facility also became ill as part of the outbreak but has since recovered. The state Department of Health Communicable Disease Service has been on site monitoring the outbreak. The CDC is also investigating the outbreak. [Full Article...]

Oklahoma, Arkansas officials investigate polio-like illness

Oklahoma, Arkansas officials investigate polio-like illness One child who contracted AFM - which affects the nervous system via the spinal cord - died previous year. Earlier this year, he presented data from 44 patients with AFM. Both were boys-one age six, one three; each had a common cold-like illness and spiked a fever about a day before they stopped using one leg. "It can also be in the face, that kind of develops quickly over hours or days", said Mayo... [Full Article...]

Ask Mount Sinai: What you need to know about breast cancer treatment

Ask Mount Sinai: What you need to know about breast cancer treatment All of the 80 staff across the six branches will wear their pink T-shirts as many times as possible during the month, with the change of colour being compulsory on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Breast Cancer Foundation had assisted the petition organisers by funding buses to take them to Wellington from Palmerston North and Hawke's Bay. [Full Article...]

10 kids diagnosed with rare polio-like illness in Illinois

10 kids diagnosed with rare polio-like illness in Illinois It comes on suddenly and can cause a variety of symptoms, including dizziness, inability to walk, trouble swallowing or trouble moving an arm. Also this week, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that 14 cases of AFM have occurred in the state this year. [Full Article...]

What is acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like disorder affecting kids?

What is acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like disorder affecting kids? Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health announced that AFM has infected six Minnesota children since mid-September. Several cases have already been found in Minnesota and Iowa. It says that most patients afflicted by the disease are children and that scientists have not yet determined a single pathogen detected in patients' spinal fluid that causes AFM. [Full Article...]

Selena Gomez hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic

Selena Gomez hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic Within days, however, she was readmitted because the low blood cell count continued. According to TMZ , Gomez checked in to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles in the latter half of September. Together with the singer sat in the vehicle his wife Hayley (they just returned from the house of the pastor in Los Angeles), and, according to the same eyewitnesses, the crying of her husband,... [Full Article...]

Justice Kavanaugh's Confirmation Process Damaged Senate Democrats

Justice Kavanaugh's Confirmation Process Damaged Senate Democrats It also suggests the tumultuous battle over his nomination could harm the court's reputation as the nonpartisan branch of government. Protesters demonstrate on first day with newly sworn in Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh on the court at the Supreme Court in Washington , U.S., October 9, 2018. [Full Article...]

WaPo: Out of Desperation, Republicans Depict Democrats as 'Mob'

WaPo: Out of Desperation, Republicans Depict Democrats as 'Mob' The quest for ideological party helped erode Clinton's vote total enough to elect Trump, and it has driven moderate Republicans from Congress. McConnell noted that these activities followed last year's shooting of GOP lawmakers at a morning baseball practice by "a politically crazed gunman". [Full Article...]

James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel prize for medicine

James P Allison and Tasuku Honjo win Nobel prize for medicine The joint award to Allison and Honjo was given "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation", the Nobel committee said . Allison, 70, is now chair of the department of immunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. "When Dana showed me the results, I was really surprised", Allison said. [Full Article...]

Everson Griffen's Wife Called the Cops on Him Due to Erratic Behavior

Everson Griffen's Wife Called the Cops on Him Due to Erratic Behavior Vikings veteran pass rusher Everson Griffen has been banned from the team facility, and is being held at a mental health facility, after exhibiting a string of disturbing behavior. Griffen showed up shirtless outside the house of teammate Trae Waynes , who lives on the same street. "To clarify, there was no attempted break-in at our home and at no point did my family or I feel unsafe", Waynes... [Full Article...]

Deputies on Leave After Women Drown In Their Van In SC Floodwaters

Deputies on Leave After Women Drown In Their Van In SC Floodwaters Greenville Online reports that neither woman had a criminal record. Two mental health patients in SC have died after being inside a transport van that flooded. Some roads in Marion and Horry County are impacted by floods after Hurricane Florence passed through the area. "People need to know exactly how it happened. [Full Article...]

STD Rates Skyrocket for Fourth Straight Year — CDC

STD Rates Skyrocket for Fourth Straight Year — CDC Almost 2.3 million cases of chlamydia , gonorrhea , and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017, said the Centers CDC. This figure was boosted by a 45 percent increase among 15-24-year-old females. Gonorrhea diagnoses alone increased 67 percent and doubled among men. "An STD expert says that President Trump should declare this a public health crisis". [Full Article...]


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