Health


Carolinas HealthCare System Revises Visitation Policy Due to Flu Carolinas HealthCare System Revises Visitation Policy Due to Flu
- February 24, 2017

The restrictions have been put in place about five weeks before the typical March 31 ending of the flu season, which has lingered at times into mid-to-late April. "The flu virus can be extremely risky to people who have compromised immune systems, cancer, kidney disease and other chronic conditions", said David Priest, medical director for infection prevention at Novant. (more...)
Diabetes could be 'reversed' by following fasting diet, scientists say
- February 24, 2017

The results suggest that a fasting-mimicking diet could alleviate diabetes in humans. A five day restricted calorie diet could be the key to reversing the deadly disease. Prior studies on the diet have shown potential for alleviating symptoms of the neurodegenerative disease multiple sclerosis, increasing the efficacy of chemotherapy for cancer treatments and decreasing visceral fat. (more...)
Custom Agents Search SFO Plane For Wanted Immigration Fugitive
- February 24, 2017

Questions were also raised about whether the incident was connected to President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the US. "[.] It is not an always-and-everywhere police force". It was not immediately clear why the person was ordered to be deported. A division of the Department of Homeland Security, CBP has about 60,000 agents stationed at airports and border crossings around the country, and the agency routinely questions ... (more...)
CDC: Fatal heroin overdoses triple CDC: Fatal heroin overdoses triple
- February 24, 2017

Deaths from opioid overdoses just jumped again. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a USA federal agency which monitors and advises on health trends in the United States, the country's heroin addiction is linked to a long-seen and rising trend of prescription painkiller abuse. (more...)
Mumps case reported in Okanogan County
- February 24, 2017

The good news is there is a mumps vaccine that protects against the illness. It is among the infections covered by the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, which is required in Pennsylvania. people can be contagious before they have symptoms", she added. The students isolated themselves for the recommended five days and no longer have symptoms. (more...)
LeBron James Says: Cleveland Cavaliers 'just playing good basketball' LeBron James Says: Cleveland Cavaliers 'just playing good basketball'
- February 24, 2017

Oakley is no longer banned from MSG, but he said he's not coming back until he gets an adequate apology, which sounds like it might never come. The Cavs host the Knicks at 8 p.m. While Kyrie Irving led the way with 23 points on a nine-of-16 shooting effort, to go along with his six assists and three rebounds, Kyle Korver came off the bench and sunk six of his 10 looks from three-point range en route to a 20-point game. (more...)
Yesterday Stock Price Swings: Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK) Yesterday Stock Price Swings: Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:MRK)
- February 24, 2017

Bangor Savings Bank increased its stake in shares of Merck & Company by 0.4% in the third quarter. In related news, Chairman Kenneth C. Frazier sold 140,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 10th. (more...)
Little Tikes toddler swings recalled over safety hazard
- February 24, 2017

According to the company, two of the children hurt had broken arms. The swings have a pink T-shaped restraint in front with a Little Tikes logo and is suspended by four yellow ropes. Little Tikes announced Thursday that the company is voluntarily recalling about 540,00 toddler swings after multiple injury reports. Parents can use that credit to buy any of Little Tikes other products. (more...)
Man Charged in Fatal Bar Shooting, Alleged Man Charged in Fatal Bar Shooting, Alleged " Racial Overtones"
- February 24, 2017

An Indian engineer was shot dead and two others wounded, in a bar in Kansas state of U.S., when a local man opened fire after shouting " get out of my country ". Olathe Police said the FBI will investigate if it's proven that the shooting was a result of a hate crime. The Kansas City Star notes that neighbors in the Scarborough neighborhood said that the suspect may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and that he may have recently been diagnosed with a serious illness. (more...)
Beyonce pulls out of Coachella music fest Beyonce pulls out of Coachella music fest
- February 24, 2017

It would have been the first time that she had been a part of Coachella and she'd have been the first female headliner since Bjork back in 2007. Her departure leaves Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar to perform on Coachella's Friday and Sunday night rosters. (more...)
Mumbai, Pune, Thane Municipal Corporation Election Results 2017 Announced Mumbai, Pune, Thane Municipal Corporation Election Results 2017 Announced
- February 24, 2017

The election results show that Mumbai is changing - its demographics have altered and this has played a big role in the final numbers of both parties. So will it be Shiv Sena-Congress to stop BJP, or BJP-Sena after snapping ties in the most acrimonious way, or Sena-MNS-Others with BJP in opposition - all in all tough times ahead for the city and tricky calculations for both the parties for their future at state level. (more...)
Intense Exercise Could Lower Man's Libido, Study Finds Intense Exercise Could Lower Man's Libido, Study Finds
- February 24, 2017

Along with these were queries about their levels of exercise. Among those who took part were running, cycling and endurance athletes who were contacted through trade magazines. And while the sample size in this study was pretty small, the researchers say it's worth a shot for guys who are struggling with sexual desire to ease up on the marathon gym sessions and see if that helps - at the very least, they'll have that much more to time to spend between the sheets. (more...)
People who sleep longer twice as likely to develop dementia People who sleep longer twice as likely to develop dementia
- February 24, 2017

For the first time a "tipping point" molecular link between the blood sugar glucose and Alzheimer's disease has been established by scientists, who have shown that excess glucose damages a vital enzyme involved with inflammation response to the early stages of Alzheimer's . (more...)
GOP lawmaker invokes Gabby Giffords in concerns about town hall safety GOP lawmaker invokes Gabby Giffords in concerns about town hall safety
- February 24, 2017

While noting that "threats are nothing new to me", Gohmert said the House Sergeant at Arms advised members after Giffords was shot during a constituent meeting in a supermarket parking lot in 2011 "that civilian attendees at Congressional public events stand the most chance of being harmed or killed-just as happened there". (more...)
Dolphins to re-sign half-dozen former players, including Dan Marino
- February 24, 2017

To sign a contract for a day, I'm very proud of it. "We're proud that you are all Dolphins". In a kind (yet bizarre) gesture to "further emphasize the bond between the organization and the team's alumni", the Dolphins are re-signing Dan Marino, Bob Griese, Nat Moore, Larry Little, Kim Bokamper and Sam Madison to one-day contracts. (more...)
Gov't 'summons' SA High C'ssioner over xenophobic attacks Gov't 'summons' SA High C'ssioner over xenophobic attacks
- February 24, 2017

He added that the violent action will also be carried out at DSTV and Shoprite branches in Nigeria. "In terms of what we have done so far, I have asked our mission in Pretoria and Johannesburg to file a full report , to investigate the alleged reported killing so that government would consider what is appropriate to the circumstance", said Eniokanolaiye. (more...)
Hospitalized asylum seeker returned to detention center Hospitalized asylum seeker returned to detention center
- February 24, 2017

Hernandez was trying to get to New York City to be with her family, the Daily News reported. Salvadoran-born Sara Beltran Hernandez, 26, started complaining of headaches and then collapsed on February 10 at the Prairieland Detention Center in Alvarado, Texas, reported the Daily Beast . (more...)
UTMB researchers discover how Zika virus causes microcephaly UTMB researchers discover how Zika virus causes microcephaly
- February 24, 2017

But now, there are fears a man's fertility could be affected - after a USA study found the virus targets the male reproductive system. The study showed how the Zika virus attacked the mouse testicles, namely the cells that are responsible with producing testosterone. (more...)
Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (ESPR) Set to Announce Earnings on Thursday
- February 24, 2017

Current price places the company's stock 92.86% away from its 200-day simple moving average, 79.38%, away from the 50-day average and also 56.66% away from 20-day average. Esperion Therapeutics, Inc is a pharmaceutical company. Esperion Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ESPR) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. (more...)
Mosquito Spit Vaccine Would Fight Malaria, Zika, West Nile, Too
- February 24, 2017

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are testing a new vaccine studied to target mosquito saliva to protect against mosquito-borne diseases. Investigators will then take blood samples to determine if vaccinated participants experience modified response to mosquito bites. The investigational vaccine, called AGS-v, was developed by the London-based pharmaceutical company SEEK, which has since formed a joint venture with hVIVO in London. (more...)