Health


Flu hits hard this season Flu hits hard this season
- December 31, 2017

Six of the deaths were people 65 and older, according to the state data. Widespread flu activity has been reported in 23 states. Nine pediatric flu deaths had been reported this season from other states as of December 16, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (more...)
AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) Analysts See $1.43 EPS AbbVie Inc. (ABBV) Analysts See $1.43 EPS
- December 30, 2017

Private Advisor Group Llc who had been investing in W P Carey Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $7.37 billion market cap company. Therefore 57% are positive. 2U had 35 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to "Neutral" on Monday, October 31. (more...)
Wintry precipitation Friday night, unsafe weekend wind chills Wintry precipitation Friday night, unsafe weekend wind chills
- December 30, 2017

West-central Wisconsin is also under an advisory and areas west of the metro, like Mankato, are under a wind chill warning . High pressure will continue sinking south from Canada Friday night, producing overnight lows between -20 and -30 degrees. (more...)
Check To See How Bad The Flu Is In Your State Check To See How Bad The Flu Is In Your State
- December 30, 2017

In fact, the Nueces County Health Department said the number of flu cases has doubled since a year ago. And while the CDC still recommends getting the flu vaccine, the second-best way to prevent illness is by washing hands - a lot, Keller said. (more...)
Hide Your Face With Apple IPhone X Camera Hide Your Face With Apple IPhone X Camera
- December 30, 2017

Noshiro called this an "optical camouflage". The iPhone X's motion sensors can synchronize everything with the camera movement. Despite curiosity from his Twitter followers, Noshiro didn't explain how the trick actually worked. The iPhone X's facial recognition technology is perhaps the best thing to happen to smartphones. No word yet on when the app will be released or what it might be used for besides the obvious novelty of it. (more...)
More women in California are using marijuana during pregnancy, study finds More women in California are using marijuana during pregnancy, study finds
- December 30, 2017

The number of pregnant moms younger than 18 using marijuana rose from 12.5 percent to nearly 22 percent. It was also discovered that pot-use among girls under 18 in the coastal state increased as well, climbing from 9.8 percent to 19 percent. (more...)
Police search for suspect in Walker armed robbery Police search for suspect in Walker armed robbery
- December 30, 2017

He was described as a thin black male wearing white sneakers, khaki cargo-style trousers, a black hooded sweatshirt and a skeleton-style mask. Highway Patrol troopers stopped a vehicle that police believe may have been used in the armed robberies at the Kangaroo at Highway 14 and Woodruff Road, Lentz said. (more...)
Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to N.Korea Chinese Ships Spotted Selling Oil to N.Korea
- December 29, 2017

Ship-to-ship trade with North Korea on the high seas is forbidden in UNSC Resolution 2375 adopted in September, but such violations are almost impossible to detect unless China aggressively cracks down on smuggling. "There is no record of the (Chinese) vessel visiting a Chinese port" since August, Hua said. A photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows launching of the Hwasong-15 missile. (more...)
Trump Fires Entire Council on HIV/AIDS With No Explanation Trump Fires Entire Council on HIV/AIDS With No Explanation
- December 29, 2017

Scott Schoettes , HIV Project Director at Lambda Legal , wrote in Newsweek why he and five of his colleagues made a decision to leave the PACHA. 'Dangerous that #Trump and Co. It is important to state that PACHA technically still holds its charter - it just has no counsel members. However, HIV/AIDS activists have been deeply critical of the White House's approach over the past year. (more...)
Fifth Flu-Related Death Reported in Dallas County This Season Fifth Flu-Related Death Reported in Dallas County This Season
- December 29, 2017

Health experts advise people who have not gotten the vaccine to go ahead and do so. The Health Department will not release additional details about the individual in order to protect the family's right to privacy and to maintain confidentiality. (more...)
More Pregnant Women Use Marijuana More Pregnant Women Use Marijuana
- December 29, 2017

Expecting mothers age below 18 as well as those who are between ages 18 and 24 recorded the highest increase over the duration of the study. SAN FRANCISCO-The number of California women who used marijuana while pregnant increased substantially between 2009 and 2016, a new study shows. (more...)
Even Even "Legal" Air Pollution Is Killing Older Americans
- December 28, 2017

The findings indicated that the risk was higher in elderly, who were low-income, female, or Black.Senior study author Francesca Dominici said that this the most comprehensive study of short-term exposure to pollution and mortality."We found that the mortality rate increases nearly linearly as air pollution increases". (more...)
United Blood Services donations drop as temperatures plummet United Blood Services donations drop as temperatures plummet
- December 28, 2017

Fifty Syrian refugees are preparing to spend New Year's Day giving blood to "show their appreciation" for their new country, Canada. "Here, there is a huge hunger among refugees, to say thank you in some way for everything that has been done for them". (more...)
NA Reduces Stake in Altria Group Inc (MO)
- December 28, 2017

Heritage Wealth Advisors reported 74,669 shares. The New York-based State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.15% in Praxair, Inc. About 282,236 shares traded. On Wednesday, September 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Vetr to "Strong-Buy". Altria Group Inc has a one year low of $60.82 and a one year high of $76.55. (more...)
Local health officials report 50 percent increase in reported flu cases Local health officials report 50 percent increase in reported flu cases
- December 28, 2017

It's a pretty simple fix; get your flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said influenza activity has increased significantly in recent weeks and is now widespread across California. If you get sick, the CDC has recommendations on how you should be treated , most notably staying home and avoiding contact with others. As flu season picks up, the hospital won't allow children under 12, or anyone having a fever, cough or runny nose to enter as a visitor. (more...)
$1.84 EPS Expected for Capital One Financial Corporation (COF)
- December 28, 2017

Rmb Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Capital One Finl Corp (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $48.18B market cap company. RBC Capital Markets maintained Capital One Financial Corporation (NYSE:COF) rating on Wednesday, June 14. Thornburg Investment Management Inc increased its stake in Capital One Financial Corp (COF) by 1.42% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. (more...)
'Calcium, vitamin D supplements not harmful for older people' 'Calcium, vitamin D supplements not harmful for older people'
- December 28, 2017

About 99 percent of the calcium in the human body is stored in the bones and teeth, and the body can not produce the mineral on its own, according to the U.S. "CRN recommends that people discuss their individual needs for calcium and vitamin D with their healthcare practitioners", she advised. The evidence review also included a large amount of data from the Women's Health Initiative, a federally funded study of aging USA women, said Andrea Wong, vice president of scientific and ... (more...)
Video game overuse to be recognized as mental health disorder Video game overuse to be recognized as mental health disorder
- December 27, 2017

News and World Report. The inclusion does not mean that playing games is itself a problem, but should be looked at in context of how much, where and why someone plays. Doctors say when it causes 'impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning'. No decision has as yet been made as to whether gaming disorder will indeed be included as part of the 2018 ICD. (more...)
Flu Season Expected to Peak after the Holidays Flu Season Expected to Peak after the Holidays
- December 27, 2017

Most people will recover from the flu in a few days to less than two weeks. Fact: The flu vaccine isn't manufactured with a live virus, so it can not cause the flu. Jeffrey D. Howard, acting DPH commissioner. This year, the cell-grown prevention methods are a fairly good match for the common strains of the flu that are circulating. (more...)
Trends Reveal More Pregnant Women Are Increasingly Smoking Marijuana In California Trends Reveal More Pregnant Women Are Increasingly Smoking Marijuana In California
- December 27, 2017

Across all age groups, marijuana use during pregnancy increased from 4 percent at the start of the study to 7 percent by the end. Among this youngest group, use of pot during pregnancy rose from 12.5 percent in 2009 to almost 22 percent by 2016. (more...)

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