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Medical Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus found in Jeffersonville
Author: 0 Mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus found in Jeffersonville

According to Wayland Health, the East Middlesex Mosquito Control Project is seeing "West Nile Virus positive pools in much of our district which is typical for this time of year". Mosquito-borne diseases are typically more prevalent in late summer and early fall. Wearing light-coloured, long-sleeved shirts, pants, socks and a hat is recommended, as is using insect repellent containing DEET or Icaridin.

Medical Dallas County Reports First West Nile Virus Death Of The Year
Author: 0 Dallas County Reports First West Nile Virus Death Of The Year

Three types of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus at a Wethersfield testing site on Goff Road, officials said. On August 3, the Iowa Public Health Department reported the state's first death from West Nile in 2018 was an 81-year-old man who lived in central Iowa.

Medical Pentagon bans geolocators on apps
Author: 0 Pentagon bans geolocators on apps

USA military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk war zone areas won't be allowed to use features on fitness trackers or cellphone applications that can reveal their location , according to a new Pentagon order.

Medical August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
Author: 0 August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month

Breast milk is made of fats, sugars, carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, minerals and enzymes and is created to promote brain and body growth. "Increasing exclusive breastfeeding rates can avert 100,000 infant deaths annually in Nigeria and add more than 150 million dollars to the Nigerian economy each year".

Medical Khloe can't get True to smile at her
Author: 0 Khloe can't get True to smile at her

As the head of a fashion company, however, Koko said that she actually loved "that I was able to try all of our stuff from a different body shape than I am used to". Don't you think that if Kim and Kourtney hated each other as much as the clip would seem to indicate, we'd have heard something about it over the last six months or so? Kourtney says it's been "cool" to see her sisters Khloe and Kylie take on motherhood in "their own way" after becoming parents for the first time this ...

Medical Campus community urged to take precautions to avoid West Nile virus
Author: 0 Campus community urged to take precautions to avoid West Nile virus

Authorities say Iowa's first reported 2018 death associated with the West Nile virus has occurred. The child, from the Southern Health region, was likely exposed in early July and experienced neurological symptoms, the province said. There were no reported cases of West Nile in the county previous year. Most people infected show no symptoms, but approximately one in five will develop a fever along with other symptoms.

Medical First human cases of West Nile virus reported in Kansas
Author: 0 First human cases of West Nile virus reported in Kansas

About one in five will develop a fever, while roughly one out of 150 infected develop a serious, sometimes fatal, illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Visit the KDHE WNV website weekly to learn about the current WNV risk level. Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Hot weather is favorable for mosquitoes, shortening the time for them to develop from egg to adult, and small pools of stagnant water provide the ideal habitat for Culex ...

Medical Wisconsin Man Loses Limbs From Dog Saliva That Led To Rare Infection
Author: 0 Wisconsin Man Loses Limbs From Dog Saliva That Led To Rare Infection

Last month, Greg Manteufel, from West Bend, started experiencing flu-like symptoms including fever, vomiting and diarrhea. "Looked like somebody beat him up with a baseball bat", the patient's wife, Dawn Manteufel said, via WHNT . 'It took a week and they were taking his legs. Within days of being admitted to the hospital while still fighting for his life, Greg first lost both feet, after a second surgery to remove more damage on legs, they amputated thru both kneecaps.

Medical Smoking Ban In All Public Housing Starts July 31
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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development created a no-smoking policy to stop the spread of second hand smoke in multi-unit buildings that went into effect today. Residents are fuming at the new policies stating it's not fair they will be monitored in their homes. The new rule was initially announced in 2016, but HUD gave all federally-owned public housing units until July 30 to implement it.

Medical Police say no conclusion reached on link between Toronto shooter, ISIS
Author: 0 Police say no conclusion reached on link between Toronto shooter, ISIS

Who it will not go back to normal for are the families of the slain and wounded. She said the gunman's mother had told her about the relatively recent death of her daughter and an unspecified illness affecting her other son. An autopsy on Hussain was expected Tuesday. Photos of the young woman have been left at makeshift memorials along Danforth Avenue. There are a lot of things unknown.

Medical Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens — CDC
Author: 0 Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens — CDC

Food contaminated with Salmonella may not look or smell spoiled but can still make you sick. North Carolina topped the list of salmonella outbreaks with 27 reported cases, followed by Wisconsin with 18. Dinners impacted by the recall will have the establishment numbers "EST. P138" or "P-138" on the package. The product was shipped to retailers in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Medical Singapore government health data stolen by hackers, 1.5 million people affected
Author: 0 Singapore government health data stolen by hackers, 1.5 million people affected

Investigations are ongoing in a joint effort by the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) and the Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS) with more information expected within the coming days and weeks. According to authorities, hackers used a malware-infected computer to gain access to the database at some point between June 27 and July 4, before administrators spotted "unusual activity".

Medical Bacterial infection kills man who ate raw oyster at Florida restaurant
Author: 0 Bacterial infection kills man who ate raw oyster at Florida restaurant

Health officials advise those with weakened immune systems to wear proper foot protection to prevent cuts and injury caused by rocks and shells on the beach. The county, according to the department , didn't have any cases or deaths in 2017, and three confirmed cases and one death in 2016. "The summer time, May, June July there are no R's in there the water's warmer so the bacteria that's potentially hazardous to some people is more prevalent", Alton said.

Medical National Hot Dog Day 2018: Where To Get The Hook Up
Author: 0 National Hot Dog Day 2018: Where To Get The Hook Up

For the fifth year in a row, mustard tops the list. You'll have to settle for hot dog's cousin - corn dog - at Sonic , but, hey, for 99 cents you can't complain. Access the barcode on Love's Facebook , Twitter or Instagram pages from 12:01 a.m.to 11:59 p.m. on July 18 and present it to redeem a hot dog or roller grill item.

Medical Scientists have created the world's first color 3D-imaging
Author: 0 Scientists have created the world's first color 3D-imaging

Unique design belongs to the group of new Zealand scientists from the universities of Canterbury and Otago . Medipix is a family of chips that are utilized for particle detection and imaging. Hybrid pixel-detector technology was initially developed to address the needs of particle tracking at the Large Hadron Collider , and successive generations of Medipix chips have demonstrated over 20 years the great potential of the technology outside of high-energy physics.

Author: 0 Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay £3.6bn in talc asbestos cancer case

The settlement amount was not announced, but Bloomberg reported that Imerys agreed to pay at least $5 million. Unlike the case-control studies, these efforts began with a large group of women who did not have cancer and followed the progress of their health, with participants recording what they were doing in real time .

Medical Trump move could push Obamacare premiums higher
Author: 0 Trump move could push Obamacare premiums higher

Premiums undoubtedly will rise, and more people will be unable to afford them. Another federal judge upheld the risk adjustment formula in a separate case filed in MA. These plans, however, aren't required to have the same consumer protections as ACA policies. The Maryland Insurance Administration has a hearing scheduled for July 31.

Medical FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal
Author: 0 FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal

However, the FDA is asking that consumers avoid purchasing or consuming any Honey Smacks cereal for the time being - regardless of the dates on the box - out of an abundance of caution. Symptoms last about four to seven days, and although most people improve without treatment, some may require hospitalization because of severe diarrhea.

Medical Trump administration freezes risk adjustment payments
Author: 0 Trump administration freezes risk adjustment payments

Late a year ago, it said it would halt so-called cost-sharing payments, which offset some out-of-pocket healthcare costs for low-income patients. "The federal government's decision to suspend payment transfers under the ACA's risk adjustment program could have a significant impact on premiums and place an additional burden on people in the community who can least afford it", CareFirst's president and CEO, Brian Pieninck, said in a statement.

Medical Del Monte 'small veggie trays' result in 212 confirmed parasite cases
Author: 0 Del Monte 'small veggie trays' result in 212 confirmed parasite cases

More than 200 people in four states have been infected with an intestinal parasite after eating prepackaged vegetable trays sold by Del Monte Foods, federal authorities said. 'Other common symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss, stomach cramps/pain, bloating, increased gas, nausea, and fatigue. The recall affected Del Monte six and 12-ounce vegetable trays containing broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip that were distributed to Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and ...

Medical Johns Hopkins Hospital buildings evacuated after 'inadvertent' tuberculosis release
Author: 0 Johns Hopkins Hospital buildings evacuated after 'inadvertent' tuberculosis release

The hospital staffs said that a tiny quantity of the germ accidentally released into its facilities during transportation. Two buildings were evacuated, officials said. Baltimore City Fire and Rescue responded to the scene initiating "hazmat protocols" for handling hazardous materials. The same year, around 10.6 million people were infected with the disease across the globe with the disease and around 1.7 million died due to it.

Medical Drinking Coffee Cuts Your Risk of Dying by 16 Percent, Study Says
Author: 0 Drinking Coffee Cuts Your Risk of Dying by 16 Percent, Study Says

It didn't matter whether the coffee was decaf or regular, ground or instant - all were beneficial (though the connection to lower risk of death was weaker for instant coffee). The study looked at almost 500,000 adults in the United Kingdom over the course of 10 years. Overall, coffee drinkers were about 10 percent to 15 percent less likely to die than abstainers during a decade of follow-up.

Medical How to Watch Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Live Online
Author: 0 How to Watch Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Live Online

As for the critics and the naysayers, or for those who might get a bit nauseous at the idea of 74 hot dogs within 10 minutes, Shea encourages folks to give the spectacle a shot. "I really wasn't looking to beat my personal best or even a record". Chestnut broke the record that he had set in 2016 when he ate 73.5 hot dogs in a qualifier.

Medical Fish pedicure causes woman to lose her toenails, report says
Author: 0 Fish pedicure causes woman to lose her toenails, report says

You know the ones we're talking about: The gimmicky pedicure in which you dunk your feet in water and tiny fish nibble away dead skin. The fish's voracious feasting is said to help treat conditions such as psoriasis as well as beautify the skin, lending them the nickname of "Doctor Fish".

Medical Here's your guide to 4th of July activities in SoIn
Author: 0 Here's your guide to 4th of July activities in SoIn

He may feel more comfortable and safe inside the house. This is hardly a new problem. Most consumer fireworks now are legal in 46 states, and Illinois' strict prohibitions remain. The Hawkeye State repealed "the silliest law ever" in 2017, joining the rest of Illinois' neighbor states in allowing the sale and use of a variety of fireworks.

Medical Feds charge 601 suspects in biggest healthcare fraud raid to date
Author: 0 Feds charge 601 suspects in biggest healthcare fraud raid to date

The charges in part involve billing government programs Medicare and Medicaid along with private insurers for medically unneeded prescription drugs, resulting in losses of more than $2 billion, according to the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Author: 0 Flight crew have higher rates of some cancers, study finds

The study also revealed for the first time a higher rate of non-melanoma skin cancers, such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, among flight attendants. Researchers surveyed 5,366 male and female flight attendants from 2014 to 2015 and compared cancer rates to those recorded in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 2013 to 2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey .

Medical FDA Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug
Author: 0 FDA Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug

While most hemp-derived CBD companies are rapidly growing their businesses without repercussion or worry, many cannabis CBD businesses are hesitant about selling products in states where marijuana is not yet legal. Epidiolex was approved for patients age 2 and older who suffer from Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes . For their part, GW Pharmaceuticals executives say they are not trying to disrupt products already on the market.

Medical Can herpes virus cause Alzheimer's disease?
Author: 0 Can herpes virus cause Alzheimer's disease?

Previously, experts have also found antibodies against HSV-1 - form of herpes, which causes sores in the blood in people with Alzheimer's disease. In a study published on June 21 in the journal Neuron , researchers say they've found strong evidence to suggest that two strains of the human herpes virus - 6A and 7 - may contribute to the disease that robs people of their memory and cognitive functions.

Medical FDA approves first prescription drug made from marijuana
Author: 0 FDA approves first prescription drug made from marijuana

A new epilepsy medicine derived from cannabis could be in the hands of patients before any medical marijuana reaches the shelves in Ohio. But before the medicine can hit the market in those areas, the Drug Enforcement Administration must reclassify marijuana, now a Schedule I drug, along with heroin and Ecstasy, that is described as a substance with "no now accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse".

Medical At 16,942 ft on LAC, Yoga brings India and China together
Author: 0 At 16,942 ft on LAC, Yoga brings India and China together

People gathered at a sprawling forest research institute - snakes and monkeys were removed in advance - before dawn for the communal session involving the yoga-mad premier, an AFP reporter at the scene said. In Mumbai, Vice President M Venkiah Naidu and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavais attended a yoga event hosted by the BJP Mumbai chief Ashish Shelar, and Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal also tweeted pictures from a yoga session he attended in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

Medical Fight to end Alzheimer's on The Longest Day
Author: 0 Fight to end Alzheimer's on The Longest Day

Using computational tools to analyze these large datasets, the researchers were able to generate a picture of the genetic, transcriptional, and molecular networks that underpin AD development and progression and how viruses are potentially involved.

Medical Delhiites Stretch And Twist To Celebrate Yoga Day
Author: 0 Delhiites Stretch And Twist To Celebrate Yoga Day

Mr. Modi said the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was yoga. Instead of further animosity, Yoga assimilates. Besides, several yoga events were organised in various parks in the city. While it might be hard to believe, it is a fact that religiously practicing yoga is extremely beneficial for your heart and lungs as it causes the organs to rhythmically expand and contract, helping them remain in a healthy condition, India Today reported.