Health


Geography for Dummies: The Joe Biden Edition Geography for Dummies: The Joe Biden Edition
- August 30, 2019

James Biden gave him a business card that said he was a "principal" at Americore Health, a startup that promised-and later failed-to manage the financially troubled rural hospital. And Dr. Neal Kassell, who performed surgery for two brain aneurysms on Biden in 1988, told Politico that Biden "is every bit as sharp as he was 31 years ago". (more...)
Joe Biden could learn a thing or two from Elizabeth Warren Joe Biden could learn a thing or two from Elizabeth Warren
- August 30, 2019

Though it may sound far off to many, especially those who don't live and breathe politics in their professional life, Patrick Murray , director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute told Cheddar that as we approach Labor Day, voters are now starting to "pay attention" to the presidential race. (more...)
FBI's James Comey broke rules with Trump memo, says watchdog FBI's James Comey broke rules with Trump memo, says watchdog
- August 30, 2019

In the memo, Comey detailed a meeting he had with Trump at the White House in February 2017, during which the president infamously suggested the FBI drop its investigation into his then-national security adviser, Michael Flynn , who had lied to federal agents about his conversations with Russia's USA ambassador. (more...)
Okla. AG: J&J Made 'Blood Money' From Opioid Addiction Okla. AG: J&J Made 'Blood Money' From Opioid Addiction
- August 29, 2019

Oklahoma was able to use a public nuisance law against J&J, which allows the judge to determine if there was a significant public nuisance to a large population. "The company is also collaborating with academic institutions to identify evidence-based best practices that can empower nurses and other health care practitioners to effectively respond to the opioid crisis at the community level". (more...)
West Nile virus is making a debut in Larimer County West Nile virus is making a debut in Larimer County
- August 29, 2019

Manager in Environmental Health with Niagara Region Public Health Peter Jekel says mosquitoes have tested positive in St. Catharines, Welland, Port Colborne, and West Lincoln and that all Niagara residents should take the necessary precautions to prevent West Nile Virus . (more...)
‘Dramatic resurgence’ of measles seen in Europe, WHO reports ‘Dramatic resurgence’ of measles seen in Europe, WHO reports
- August 29, 2019

Close to 365,000 cases have been reported worldwide this year, the World Health Organization said, nearly three times as many as in the first half of 2018. Justwan's most recent study found vaccine skeptics may consider whether a disease outbreak has occurred near them when making decisions about vaccinations . (more...)
Trump administration ends automatic US citizenship for children of military born overseas Trump administration ends automatic US citizenship for children of military born overseas
- August 29, 2019

The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled new rules that will make it harder for children of some immigrants serving in the military to obtain citizenship. The Trump administration has been eyeing the thorny question of automatic birthright citizenship for some time - particularly the policy under which the children of illegal immigrants are granted birthright citizenship. (more...)
Donald Trump would lose presidency if election was held today, poll says Donald Trump would lose presidency if election was held today, poll says
- August 29, 2019

MI was a battleground state in 2016, which Trump won on his way to the White House. "You can determine what that means", Biden said . Bernie Sanders by 14 points, Massachusetts Sen. Trump continues to advertise a "great" economy despite turbulent markets and demands that his "stock market gains be judged from the day after the election" in 2016 when "the market went up big". (more...)
Dorian aims at Puerto Rico, near hurricane force Dorian aims at Puerto Rico, near hurricane force
- August 29, 2019

As of the early hours of Wednesday, Dorian had sustained winds of 60 mph. Hurricane Dorian reached hurricane-strength this afternoon while impacting the Virgin Islands. Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to make landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday, bringing risky rains to the island still reeling from 2017's Hurricane Maria. (more...)
Utah investigates 21 cases of lung disease linked to vaping Utah investigates 21 cases of lung disease linked to vaping
- August 29, 2019

The CDC reports patients had a cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, and fatigue worsening over days or weeks before being admitted to the hospital. According to a release, e-cigarettes have been the most commonly used tobacco product among middle and high school students in the United States since 2014. (more...)
Hands on: Fitbit Versa 2 review Hands on: Fitbit Versa 2 review
- August 29, 2019

Here are our first impressions. Instead of the shortcut buttons, the right edge of the Versa 2 has a microphone. Users whose heart rate was below their daytime resting heart rate for 60 percent or more during the night report more restorative sleep. (more...)
New Zealand teen may have spread measles at Disneyland New Zealand teen may have spread measles at Disneyland
- August 29, 2019

Throughout her stay in Southern California , the girl visited the Universal Studios Theme Park, and several other destinations in Hollywood and Santa Monica, Los Angeles well-being delegates stated, adding that anybody who was at these places may be at risk of spreading measles. (more...)
Massachusetts woman reportedly dies from rare mosquito-borne virus, 3 others infected Massachusetts woman reportedly dies from rare mosquito-borne virus, 3 others infected
- August 29, 2019

Laurie Sylvia , a 59-year-old realtor, contracted the disease, which is spread by mosquitoes, and began to feel sick on Monday before passing away on Saturday, her husband of 40 years, Robert Sylvia Jr., told NBC 10. She brought light and pleasure to everybody she came across. It is spread by mosquitos already infected with the virus and is extremely rare, with only five to 10 cases reported in the US every year. (more...)
MI health officials report suspect Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases MI health officials report suspect Eastern Equine Encephalitis cases
- August 29, 2019

On Monday, state health officials added Methuen to a list of communities deemed to be at "critical" risk for EEE, bringing the total to 24. None of the horses were vaccinated for the virus. California encephalitis symptoms include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and lethargy. Both diseases can develop into severe encephalitis, resulting in headache, disorientation, tremors, seizures and paralysis. (more...)
Georgia's Isakson to resign from Senate at end of 2019 Georgia's Isakson to resign from Senate at end of 2019
- August 29, 2019

In 2016, lsakson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. His most recent health struggles include the removal of a 2 centimeter mass from his kidney on Monday and a series of falls related to his Parkinson's disease diagnosis. apartment. He was the first Republican in Georgia to be elected to a third, six-year term in the Senate, his office said. Isakson won a 1999 special election to fill the suburban Atlanta seat. (more...)
First US death tied to vaping reported in IL First US death tied to vaping reported in IL
- August 26, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control said it's investigating almost 200 cases in 22 states. However, it is not clear if these cases have a common cause or if they are different diseases with similar symptoms. At least half of those people have gotten sick just this past week. But some vaping products have been found to contain other potentially harmful substances, including flavoring chemicals and oils used for vaping marijuana, experts say. (more...)
Salmonella Alert Across The US - Beef And Cheese Products Are Infested Salmonella Alert Across The US - Beef And Cheese Products Are Infested
- August 26, 2019

A total of 60 people were hospitalized and two died from the infection, according to the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report . The salmonella infections were linked to beef obtained in the United States and soft cheese obtained in Mexico, suggesting that this strain could be present in cattle in both countries, the CDC found. (more...)
Want a healthy heart? Get a dog, study suggests Want a healthy heart? Get a dog, study suggests
- August 25, 2019

The study collected information on 1,769 people, none of whom had a history of heart disease , living in Brno, Czech Republic. "Dogs nearly universally will have those traits of loyalty, love, cheerful attitude, living in the moment, and expressing affection", Dr. (more...)
International traveler with measles visited Disneyland International traveler with measles visited Disneyland
- August 24, 2019

She acknowledged she expects to glimpse extra measles cases, on the final, amongst worldwide travelers who talk about with California thanks to an develop in the illness foreign. Dr. Pamela Hymel, chief medical officer of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, said in a statement that park officials "have been advised by OC Health Care Agency that the risk to cast and guests is likely low". (more...)
PD: Georgia Mother kills adult children, then turns gun on self PD: Georgia Mother kills adult children, then turns gun on self
- August 24, 2019

Cobb County police found the scene Wednesday at a townhouse in the Atlanta suburb of Vinings after being asked to do a wellness check, reports NBC News . Edwards studied journalism at BU's College of Communication. The entire family was reportedly well-known in Atlanta. Marsha founded a medical equipment supply company. (more...)

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