Health


Snow expected Sunday, winter weather advisory in effect
- February 02, 2017

However, as temperatures warm from south to north, we will see a transition from snow to rain for most of the state. The good news is that should be it for accumulating snow this week, it looks like until Sunday . Wednesday becomes dry with mostly cloudy skies becoming partly cloudy at times. After a long January thaw, cold air has returned to South Jersey , and the snow will soon follow. (more...)
Mysterious and deadly brain illness in India caused by lychees Mysterious and deadly brain illness in India caused by lychees
- February 02, 2017

A new report published in The Lancet Global Health medical journal, claims to have discovered the source of the disease, which is the litchi fruit. Of 390 admitted for treatment, 122 died. Lychees contain toxins, that inhibit the body's ability to produce glucose. "Parents in affected villages report that during May and June, young children frequently spend their day eating lychees in the surrounding orchards; many return home in the evening uninterested in eating a meal", the researchers ... (more...)
Local Affordable Care Act numbers tracking with a year ago Local Affordable Care Act numbers tracking with a year ago
- February 02, 2017

Midnight is the deadline to sign up. "The Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land and until Congress finds a replacement plan for it, it still has to be abided by or more than likely, they'll recieve the penalty ", Jackson explained . (more...)
Gov. Wolf announces plan to fight opioid use in Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf announces plan to fight opioid use in Pennsylvania
- February 02, 2017

The governor has made the opioid crisis a priority for his administration. More than 900 people died in Philadelphia of drug overdoses past year, officials said. Wolf will make the request in the budget proposal he submits to the Legislature next week for the fiscal year starting July 1. The governor's office hasn't said whether it would result in job cuts or savings. (more...)
Flu Season Peak Begins Says CDC
- February 02, 2017

Fortunately for us, Utah, Colorado and Arizona have seen only regional outbreaks of the flu so far, although that could easily change. It's still not too late to get a flu shot this season, said the agency in the report, and physicians should recommend that all patients who have not yet received the shot do so now. (more...)
Nickelback, Daughtry head to Darien Lake Nickelback, Daughtry head to Darien Lake
- February 02, 2017

Despite being one of rock's most maligned bands, Nickelback , best known for the hit "How You Remind Me", has sold more than 50 million units, making it "11th best-selling music act". The band will be joined by former "American Idol" standout and - himself a former Grammy nominee - Chris Daughtry . Chad Kroeger and the boys will play MTS Centre on Thursday, September 21 with special guests Cheap Trick and Shaman's Harvest . (more...)
Many Fast-Food Containers Have Risky Chemical Many Fast-Food Containers Have Risky Chemical
- February 01, 2017

About half the wrappers tested contained flourine, a marker for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ( PFASs ). The results showed that 33% of all packaging items tested positive for fluorine . Liquid chromatography/high-resolution mass spectrometry analysis of a subset of 20 samples found perfluorocarboxylates, perfluorosulfonates, and other known PFASs and/or unidentified polyfluorinated compounds (based on nontargeted analysis). (more...)
Former health MEC says she 'regrets' patients' deaths
- February 01, 2017

Around 1,300 patients were part of the move from the licensed Life Esidimeni hospital to various charity institutions that were all operating under invalid licenses. Relatives weren't informed about where the patients had been taken, or even if they had died, the ombudsman said. "I am taking action and I am not changing my mind, especially now that she has resigned". (more...)
Met Office issues warning of strong winds up to 80mph Met Office issues warning of strong winds up to 80mph
- February 01, 2017

Dan Holley, of Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest, said there is still some uncertainty of how much the stormy conditions could affect the region. The most likely scenario is for gusts widely in the 50 to 60 miles per hour bracket, which could affect travel and produce some minor damage. (more...)
One Dead As Boko Haram Ambush Police In Borno
- February 01, 2017

It is the second attempt on the camp in recent weeks, Today reported. They threatened to shoot her if she didn't stop. After a few moments, the girl subjected to the police' orders and lifted her hijab, revealing her face. In April a year ago, at least seven people were killed at the camp in a suicide bomb attack carried out by two women. Residents and authorities said the blast happened at about 5:30 a.m. (more...)
Some Republicans Criticize Trump's Immigration Order
- February 01, 2017

Trump's executive actions on extreme vetting and visa ban applies to migrants, refugees and legal residents of the US- green-card holders - from Iraq , Iran , Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Libya and Yemen . The national Council for American Islamic Relations said it would be filling suit on behalf of 20 more individuals on Monday. "There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order", Trump said in a statement . (more...)
Kids Like Dogs Better Than Siblings Kids Like Dogs Better Than Siblings
- February 01, 2017

A new study has revealed that chicks' food-begging habits have sibling rivalry as a major factor. Some children have better relationships with their pets than they do with their brothers and sisters, according to a new study. These feelings included comfort and companionship they got from their animals. Scientists found girls disclose more with their pets than males. In a landmark ruling by an Alaskan divorce court, pets should be assigned joint custody in divorce cases to children so ... (more...)
Charter hit with lawsuit for slow internet speeds Charter hit with lawsuit for slow internet speeds
- February 01, 2017

The lawsuit alleges Spectrum conducted a deliberate scheme to defraud and mislead New Yorkers by promising internet service that they knew they could not deliver. Computer companies are blaming "cable consolidation" for the carriage impasse between Charter and Univision, which has resulted in a blackout, echoing Univision's statement Wednesday morning (Feb. (more...)
Tooth infection leads to 26-year-old California dad's death Tooth infection leads to 26-year-old California dad's death
- February 01, 2017

He had insurance and had visited the dentist recently to have a cavity filled on a different tooth than the one that caused the severe infection, she said . Tooth decay can be easily prevented with regular brushing and flossing, especially after eating sugary foods, Luther said. The pain in his mouth seemed manageable when Vadim and his brother left NY, so they made a decision to switch off driving so he could get home. (more...)
President Trump says he'll announce Supreme Court pick Tuesday night President Trump says he'll announce Supreme Court pick Tuesday night
- February 01, 2017

The reason for the tactic: Republicans are considering gutting the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees if Democrats stay largely united and block Trump's first pick . Sonia Sotomayor, 64, and Elena Kagan, 58, were both appointed to the Supreme Court by the last president. Still, the age of Trump's nominee is significant because Supreme Court nominations are lifetime appointments, and a young conservative addition to the bench can determine the ideological balance of the court for ... (more...)
These simple activities can slow your brain's decline
- February 01, 2017

The authors note their study did not investigate possible mechanisms for an association between engaging in mentally stimulating activities and risk of MCI. Only computer use (HR 0.42) was associated with a diminished risk of non-amnestic MCI, but the researchers noted they may have had limited power due to a smaller sample size for non-amnestic MCI. (more...)
What we know so far about the shooting in Quebec What we know so far about the shooting in Quebec
- February 01, 2017

Police arrive at the scene of a fatal shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre in Quebec City, Canada , January 29, 2017. In 2013, police investigated after a mosque in the Saguenay region of Quebec was splattered with what was believed to be pig blood. (more...)
New brain-computer interface breaks through locked-in syndrome New brain-computer interface breaks through locked-in syndrome
- February 01, 2017

The first ever brain-computer interface system was created to enable disabled (although not locked-in) users to spell words and so communicate any message they wanted, admittedly through a slow and lengthy process . "The striking results overturn my own theory that people with completely locked-in syndrome are not capable of communication". Locked-in syndrome leaves people completely paralysed, but with full awareness, brain function and sometimes eye movement. (more...)
Kroger offers Naloxone without prescription
- February 01, 2017

Kroger's isn't the only pharmacy in West Virginia that has made the opioid reversing drug available over the counter. "In this way, Kroger pharmacies will help make a life-saving tool available to those who have a family member or friend who suffers from an opiate addiction", she said. (more...)
New concern over malaria treatment
- February 01, 2017

The four patients were eventually cured using other treatments but scientists have called for a review into drug resistance to the malaria parasite in Africa. The malaria parasites all seemed to be evolving different mechanisms rather than there being one new type of resistant malaria parasite spreading through the continent. (more...)