Health


Michigan to get $2.25 million to combat opioid misuse, abuse
- September 01, 2016

And the Presidential campaigns are also talking about dealing with drug abuse. Scott, a photographer in Olean, said she knows there are professional organizations available in the community to help, but the support group serves as an added resource for individuals. (more...)
Singapore's Heath Ministry Urges Tests for Pregnant Women With Zika Symptoms Singapore's Heath Ministry Urges Tests for Pregnant Women With Zika Symptoms
- September 01, 2016

Previously, the US, Australia, Taiwan, and South Korea all warned their pregnant citizens not to travel to Singapore. A member of her household had tested positive for Zika infection, said the health agencies. "Over time, we expect Zika cases to to emerge from more areas", Health Minister Gan Kim Yong said in the statement. A spokesman for the Singapore Grand Prix said the Formula One night race will go on as scheduled from Sept.16-18. (more...)
Theranos Can't Stop Getting in Trouble With FDA Theranos Can't Stop Getting in Trouble With FDA
- September 01, 2016

But now, Theranos has voluntarily withdrawn its request for the FDA's emergency use authorisation that would have sped the Zika test to market, the Journal reports . The controversial Silicon Valley firm, which has been sanctioned by US health regulators for failures to run its laboratories up to standard, said on Aug 1 that it had developed a test for the Zika virus and had submitted it to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (more...)
Tropical Storm Hermine forms in Gulf of Mexico
- September 01, 2016

After that, the storm may travel into the Atlantic, where it may rebound and travel into the northeast. National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Hagan said the tropical depression is expected to become a tropical storm later Wednesday and is keeping the atmosphere more moist than usual. (more...)
Malaysia reports 1st Zika case imported from Singapore
- September 01, 2016

The woman developed a rash a week after her return and later tested positive for Zika in her urine, he said. The Zika virus, which has spread through the Americas and the Caribbean since late a year ago, is generally a mild disease but is a particular risk to pregnant women as it can cause microcephaly - a severe birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads and underdeveloped brains. (more...)
Your dog really does understand what you're saying, brain scans show Your dog really does understand what you're saying, brain scans show
- September 01, 2016

The team used an imaging machine to study the brains of the dogs, and probably the most hard part of the research was the training of the dogs to remain motionless during the process. Of course the biggest response in the dogs' brains' reward centers came from praise words said in a praising tone. That would mean the basic brain chemistry needed to process language may be much older than the human species, and is likely present in other animals. (more...)
Contact lenses containing drugs could treat glaucoma Contact lenses containing drugs could treat glaucoma
- September 01, 2016

People suffering from glaucoma who find eye drops painful or inconvenient may one day have another option at their disposal: contact lenses that dispense their medication more precisely. The study found the contacts with lower doses of latanoprost reduced eye pressure as much as the eye drop version of the medication. Scientists have tried to make drug-dispensing contact lenses before, but have struggled to control the rate at which the medicine is released. (more...)
Singapore Boosts Zika Fight After 41 Local Transmission Cases Confirmed
- September 01, 2016

Forty-one cases of the locally transmitted Zika virus infection have been confirmed in Singapore , according to the Ministry of Health (MOH). Contractors also carried out insecticide fogging in public places, pumping a mosquito-killing mist over large areas on the ground. (more...)
FDA warns of fatal risks from mixing opioids and sedatives FDA warns of fatal risks from mixing opioids and sedatives
- September 01, 2016

Robert Califf, commissioner of the FDA, said in a press release. The new order comes after the FDA discovered through an extensive review of scientific evidence that doctors have been increasingly prescribing the use of the risky drug combination to their patients. (more...)
Health officials report Zika case in Defiance Co
- September 01, 2016

Scott also confirmed four new non-travel related cases of Zika in the impacted area in Wynwood, where the first locally transmitted US cases were reported . Levine had also expressed frustration about the lack of communication from state officials about the spread of Zika in his community. "To date, there are approximately 60 other travel-related Zika cases throughout Georgia and no evidence of local transmission in Georgia". (more...)
Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests
- September 01, 2016

The researchers were interested to find that canine brains process speech in a manner so similar to humans, reported the Agence France-Press. For example, the words, " good boy " said in a neutral tone and the word, "however" said in a jazzy, excited tone both produced the same non-plussed response. (more...)
Valeant is sued over Philidor ties, alleged racketeering Valeant is sued over Philidor ties, alleged racketeering
- September 01, 2016

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International , Inc.is trading up 63.07% versus 12-month low of $18.55 and stands -87.69 lower from its 1-year peak of $245.82. Shares of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. The performance this quarter is at 6.33% while the weekly performance is at -3.26%. Shares of Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (more...)
Interactive Intelligence agrees to $1.4 billion sale Interactive Intelligence agrees to $1.4 billion sale
- September 01, 2016

During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $21.42 and reached to max level of $60.10. Interactive Intelligence Group Inc (NASDAQ:ININ) has risen 152.65% since January 27, 2016 and is uptrending. (more...)
House Republicans to skip Tuesday meeting on pensions House Republicans to skip Tuesday meeting on pensions
- September 01, 2016

But Republicans are mounting a strong challenge in races across the state this fall, looking to pick up four seats to claim their first majority since 1920. But a spokesman confirmed the tweets were accurate. "It's the beginning of silly season and a desperate attempt to change the subject from the House Democrats' failed leadership on our public pensions and the out of control health care costs", Ditto said. (more...)
Hepatitis A Outbreak Grows to More Than 50 Cases in Four States Hepatitis A Outbreak Grows to More Than 50 Cases in Four States
- September 01, 2016

Health authorities confirmed 44 total infections in Virginia , where the outbreak first appeared, and additional infections in Maryland (four), West Virginia (four), North Carolina (1), OR (1) and Wisconsin (1). More than half of those infected reportedly were hospitalized after the outbreak. The department said at the time that genetic tests showed the illnesses to be caused by a strain of hepatitis A virus associated with past outbreaks resulting from strawberries imported from Egypt. (more...)
Jutanugarn wins LPGA's Canadian Open Jutanugarn wins LPGA's Canadian Open
- September 01, 2016

Ko also shot 69 to put her in a five-way tie for fourth spot with Sei Young Kim, Hyo Joo Kim, Mi Jung Hur and Chella Choi, all of whom hail from South Korea. 2 in the Rolex women's world golf rankings behind New Zealand's Lydia Ko and just ahead of Brooke Henderson from Smiths Falls, Ont. Henderson, 18, walked off smiling after a birdie putt on No. (more...)
Florida woman finds herself face-to-face with bear Florida woman finds herself face-to-face with bear
- September 01, 2016

When she looked up, she was eye-to-eye with a bear! This bear is so close. "He was that close, I felt his breath". "I thought she was messing with me", son Colton said. This particular community is an area where there's a lot of bear activity, and our bear management team and biologists our out canvassing the neighborhood and letting citizens of that area and residents of that area know that there's bear activity and just to be extra alert. (more...)
Entenmann's recalls Little Bite snacks for plastic contamination Entenmann's recalls Little Bite snacks for plastic contamination
- September 01, 2016

Bimbo Bakeries, which has a bakery in Breinigsville, on Wednesday announced a recall of some Entenmann's brownies and muffins because tiny pieces of plastic were found in products made at its IL bakery. All the items were brought to stores in 30 states within the last two weeks. All of the recalled products are being removed from store shelves. The company is offering full refunds to customers who return a recalled box to its place of purchase. (more...)
Hearing loss tied to Zika
- September 01, 2016

The hospital is a reference center for diagnosis of hearing loss and hearing rehabilitation. As many as 26 new locally transmitted Zika virus cases have been confirmed in Singapore, authorities said on Tuesday. "The transfusion of a pregnant woman with blood infected with the Zika virus could have awful consequences", Peter Marks, director of the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research , said during a conference call with reporters. (more...)
Kansas to use nearly $1.2M in federal funds to fight Zika
- September 01, 2016

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's weekly report on death and disease , confirmed less rigorous reports of deafness among infants born to mothers with Zika infections. There are now more than 600 cases of Zika in the state of Florida. "We're learning more every day about the impact of congenital Zika virus infection", Honein tells WSB. (more...)

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