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Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

An emergency medical technician for the New Haven Fire Department told the Register that he's never had such an abnormal day at work in the five years he's been there. The mass overdose came as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released provisional figures showing 70,689 people died from drug abuse past year. Read More »

New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

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The crushing weight of debt that medical education places on students-debt that averaged some $191,000 across all schools and more than $206,000 for private schools in 2017, according to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)-has consequences for prospective students and the future contours of US medicine alike. Read More »

Google's Alphabet invests $375m in Oscar Health insurtech

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Oscar Health is looking to enter the lucrative privately administered health insurance market for seniors. And while the new round maintains a similar valuation for the company, it gives Alphabet a 10% share in Oscar . CNN reported that longtime Google executive and former YouTube CEO Salar Kamangar will join the start-up's board. The infusion of funding from the parent of a major technology giant is a vote of confidence in Oscar , which has been closely-watched for how well it will be ... Read More »

Man is arrested after 70 people overdose on K2 in New Haven

No deaths have been reported, and officials said most patients have been discharged from hospitals. "Do not come down to the Green and purchase this K2". At one point Wednesday shouts interrupted a news conference with the fire chief to alert authorities to another overdose. The DEA has also been called in to assist in the investigation. Read More »

Here are NC’s best hospitals. Only one makes the national Honor Roll

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U.S. News also ranks UCHealth's hospitals in northern Colorado, Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies, among the top 10 hospitals in Colorado. U.S. News said its rankings are not intended for routine procedures and conditions, but to help patients assess where they can get the best care for complicated diagnoses, such as pancreatic cancer or a heart valve replacement for an elderly patient with other complex health conditions. Read More »

At Least Two Dozen People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park Today

The overdoses began at about 8pm on Tuesday at New Haven Green and accelerated yesterday morning, when 18 people collapsed in the space of three and a half hours. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people had life-threatening symptoms. Thursday, Emergency Operations Director Rick Fontana said that only a few required admittance to the hospital, with more people being discharged or leaving before any treatment. Read More »

Vaping damages vital immune system cells

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The vapour from e-cigarettes impairs the activity of alveolar macrophages, which engulf and remove dust particles, bacteria and allergens that have evaded the respiratory tract's other mechanical defences. One third of those cells were exposed to e-cigarette fluid, another third to vapourized liquid and the remaining third to nothing. The researchers "caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe". Read More »

One Park, One Day, 41 Overdoses

Some people were unconscious, others were semi-conscious. Most of the overdoses occurred Wednesday morning on the New Haven Green. Chief John Alston of the New Haven Fire Department said that toxicology reports would determine what the substance was. Read More »

Measles outbreak hits 107 people, 21 states

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According to the CDC , 107 people in 21 states had the measles between January 1, 2018 and July 14, 2018. Symptoms develop between six and 19 days after infection, and include a runny nose, cough, sore eyes, a fever and a rash. In 2017 alone, there were 118 reported cases of measles. Numerous cases in the U.S.in 2014 were associated with cases brought in from the Philippines, which experienced a large measles outbreak. Read More »

DeepMind can now detect eye diseases as accurately as human doctors

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A team of researchers from DeepMind in collaboration with Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, London UK, have developed a new technique which uses deep learning to diagnose vision threatening diseases. This instant triaging process should drastically cut down the time elapsed between the scan and treatment, helping sufferers of diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration avoid sight loss. Read More »

Mosquitoes in 2 municipalities test positive for West Nile

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That number has already exceeded the total number of West Nile-virus positive mosquitoes in 2017 in Warren County, which was only eight, according to the New Jersey Department of Health vector-borne surveillance report. Eliminate standing water sources. But experts are encouraging residents to report swimming pools with standing water, or neglected swimming pools . Read More »

Mayo Clinic Tops U.S

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The facility earned national recognition in 11 specialties and was among the top 10 three times, in gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 5), pulmonology (No. 1 in the country. The new methodology also includes more outcome measures to stress patient outcomes over hospital characteristics. Cleveland Clinic is number two nationally and the University of Michigan Hospitals come in at number five. Read More »

Here are the best hospitals in SC, according to new U.S

The report looks at 25 specialties in 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Not listed in the ranking this year was McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital, which was ranked last year. "Our approach to treatment encompasses evidence-based therapies and effective treatments, as well as educational programming and a healing community that helps improve strained relationships", Gaglio added. Read More »

More Blood Pressure, Heart Failure Medications Added to FDA Recall

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The expanded recall now includes some drugs that contain valsartan and hydrochlorothisazide. Valsartan, according to the FDA, is used as a component in drugs used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure. The recalled medicine is linked to a manufacturer in China. The second Chinese drugmaker is Zhejiang Tianyu Pharmaceuticals of Taizhou, China. But not all Camber products are being recalled, the FDA said. Read More »

New Study Suggests Vaping Is More Dangerous Than First Thought

Professor David Thickett, lead author from the University of Birmingham, said: 'I don't believe e-cigarettes are more harmful than ordinary cigarettes. Free radicals are reactive chemicals with the potential to damage cells. Switching to e-cigarettes could help smokers to give up smoking , it added. Read More »

GoFundMe 'reviewing' Fredericton shooting fundraisers after police tweet

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Residents of the New Brunswick capital appeared emotional Monday as they dropped off items at the memorial and signed a book of condolences at city hall. Brendan Doyle, the former owner of the recently closed Read's Newsstand & Cafe in Fredericton, said he also asked Raymond to stop frequenting his coffee shop after he allegedly expressed Islamophobic views and shared his dislike for Syrian refugees with patrons. Read More »

MI hospitals rank on U.S

News and World Reports 2018 Hospital Rankings released Tuesday, while Moffitt Cancer Center was named the countrys eighth-best cancer hospital. The nation's most widely-used hospital ranking survey, U.S. Both were ranked past year. A year ago 5,000 were measured. Cleveland Clinic Florida was nationally ranked in two specialties - gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery (25th) and orthopedics (42nd). Read More »

The best hospitals 2018-19 honor roll

Four California hospitals again made it onto U.S. News' honor roll of the top 20 hospitals in the nation. This year more emphasis was placed on patient outcomes and patient experience measures. Both were ranked past year. The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago also grabbed top honors, ranking as the No. 1 hospital for rehabilitation in the country for the 28th year. Read More »

Orca abandons body of her dead calf after 17-day journey

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According to telephoto images, J35 is in good health despite concerns it wouldn't be able to hunt while carrying the carcass, Alaska Highway News reported. "She literally is pushing her baby to connect with it and, hope against hope - hoping that it will take a breath, which it will never do", biologist and wildlife conservationist Jeff Corwin told CBSN last week. Read More »

New research shows blue light from electronics leading to blindness

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Neither blue light or retinal alone damaged the cells. As more research is needed, those involved in the study say to avoid looking at screens at night - and that scientists should look into developing an eye drop that could perhaps ward off some of the damage caused by the ubiquity of screens with blue light, WTOL reported. Read More »

Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off B.C.

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Vancouver Aquarium confirmed in a separate post that its head veterinarian, Dr. Martin Haulena, was with the response teams Thursday. NOAA and Fisheries and Oceans Canada hope to gather samples and administer antibiotics to the sick and starving orca . Read More »

A diverse diet may not be the healthiest way to go

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The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, defined diet variety as a diverse assortment of food and beverages across recommended food groups. Read More »

Maryland mom tested positive for opiates after eating bagel

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In a shocking incident, tested positive for opiates because she ate poppy seeds bagel in breakfast. Eden told the hospital employees she'd consumed the poppy seed bagel that morning, but they reportedly refused to retest and instead reported her name to state authorities. Read More »

Want To Be A Dad? Wear Boxers, Not Skin Tight Briefs

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The study was published August 8 in the journal Human Reproduction . The study included men who visited the Massachusetts General Hospital for fertility problems. They also had 17 percent higher sperm count and 33 percent more swimming sperm in a single ejaculate. "Were it not for the higher FSH levels, their sperm count would probably be even lower", Chavarro said. Read More »

CDC: 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota

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Louis" set to find out the age-old question: Just what can you do to prevent further spread of mosquitos? The Cape Cod Times reports that state Department of Health said Thursday 14 mosquito samples from Falmouth, Barnstable, Dennis, Bourne and Yarmouth tested positive for the virus after being trapped Tuesday and July 31. Read More »

I am judged for my decisions: Priyanka Chopra

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Speaking about the constant media glare on her personal life, Priyanka said, "Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I get annoyed". The rumour about her engagement came after Priyanka opted out of Salman Khan's Bharat . "I am playing characters which have nothing to do with my ethnicity which I feel will open the door for Indian talent or South Asian talent to become mainstream which will open the door for people to see us as mainstream entertainment in global movies, why do we only have to ... Read More »

Study finds female doctors better for heart patients

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Louis and part of a three-member research team on the project. A female patient is also more likely to survive if a male doctor has recently treated more female patients, who may have had similar symptoms. That means if 1,000 women went to the emergency room with a heart attack , 15 more would die if they were treated by a male doctor , study leaded Brad Greenwood of the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities told Reuters Health . Read More »

CPS urges moms to breastfeed

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Many chemotherapeutic drugs can harm the feeding child. Only 42 percent of total babies in the world receive breast milk in the first hour of birth. The Governor's wife commended the theme for this year: "Breastfeeding: Foundation for Life", describing it as apt and the basic truth about the practice. Read More »

Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Wethersfield

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Dallas County Health and Human Services said the victim lived in the 75229 ZIP code in northwest Dallas and had West Nile neuroinvasive disease. In an outbreak in 2012, more than 1,000 people were infected and 36 people died across four North Texas counties. Read More »

Latest Congo Ebola outbreak is Zaire strain, vaccinations to start

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He cited new results of genetic analysis that confirm the strain of Ebola in the new outbreak is the Zaire strain, one for which the vaccine can be used. There were three new cases confirmed and four new deaths, as of Monday, it said. World Health Organization has said 3,000 doses of the vaccine are still in DR Congo's capital, Kinshasa, and that it can access up to 300,000 more on short notice. Read More »

Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other electronic devices that reveal locations

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But Defense Department leadership stopped short of instructing troops to leave their wearable devices at home. Journalists quickly started using the Global Heatmap to identify what they believed to be the locations of other USA personnel, including a suspected Central Intelligence Agency base near Mogadishu, Somalia, and US troops operating in the Sahel region of Africa. Read More »

UK announces new organ donation plan

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The legislation is expected to be brought before the House of Commons when MPs return from recess in Autumn, and if Parliament approves the organ donation law, it will come into effect in England by Spring 2020. China has recorded 18,433 voluntary organ donors who donated 52,213 organs from 2010 to mid-July this year, Zheng Shusen, Vice President of the Chinese Medical Doctor Association, said. Read More »

People Are Getting Plastic Surgery to Look Like Snapchat Filters, Doctors Warn

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A person with BDD obsesses over what they believe are physical flaws, even if those flaws are invisible to others. BDD sufferers often pick their skin and visit plastic surgeons or dermatologists hoping to alter their appearance. "A quick share on Instagram and the likes and comments start rolling in", said the director of the Boston University Cosmetic and Laser Centre, Dr. Neelam Vashi. Read More »

Response to Congo's new Ebola outbreak 'highly complex'

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It says 20 people have died from a hemorrhagic fever. Four cases of the virus were confirmed in northeastern North Kivu province, the DRC's health minister said in a statement on Wednesday, though there was no indication they were linked to the country's previous - and ninth - Ebola outbreak in northwestern Equateur Province. Read More »

Laboratory lungs were successfully transplanted into experimental animals

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Bioengineered organs are a hopeful solution to this problem, enabling needed organs to be engineered in a lab, then transplanted into the patient. After a month, the lungs were transplanted into the recipient pigs. The study was meant to assess how well the bioengineered lungs adapted and continued to mature within a large, living body. There was no signs of pulmonary edema, which is usually a sign of the vasculature not being mature enough, according to the researchers. Read More »

Dementia risk of giving up booze in middle age

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Researchers traced participants' health records for dementia using the databases of the national hospital episode statistics, the Mental Health Services Data Set, and the mortality register. However, previous research has shown non-drinkers are at an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, both of which could contribute to dementia. Read More »

CDC: Condoms are not meant to be reused

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For more information visit the CDC website . "We say it because people do it, " the CDC message reads, adding "use a fresh one for each sex act". Some people misuse condoms as they wash and reuse them. An older study from 2012 in the journal Sexual Health found that 1.4 to 3.3 percent of the participants in the study were reusing a condom at least twice during a sexual encounter. Read More »

Congo announces 4 new Ebola cases in country's northeast

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Oly Ilunga Kalenga, the country's health minister, said. Officials have not confirmed the particular strain of Ebola causing the outbreak, which may have killed 20 people, but WHO's emergency response chief Peter Salama said it could be the Zaire, Sudan or Bundibugyo strain. Read More »

Cities Sue Trump Administration Over Obamacare 'Sabotage'

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Four cities are suing the Trump administration over efforts taken against the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. While that allows the plans to have lower price tag - the average monthly premium for short-term health plans was $124 in 2016, compared to $393 for unsubsidized individual market plans - the coverage is less extensive. Read More »

Government backs down on My Health Record

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Under the original My Health Record (MHR) plan, some patient data would be retained for up to 130 years, even if a patient requested it be removed. The prime minister had signalled the government would make "refinements" to the scheme - but a growing backlash lead to calls for changes including requiring law enforcement agencies to get a warrant to access the records and dramatically narrowing the grounds to release information. Read More »

Two cases of West Nile virus reported in Johnson County

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They typically develop two to 14 days after a bite from an infected mosquito. About one out of 150 infected people develop swelling of the brain or brain tissue, that in some cases, can result in death. Maintain window and door screening to help keep mosquitoes outside. The health unit wants homeowners to reduce standing water - a breeding ground for mosquitoes - by emptying rain gutters, flower pots, children's toys and bird baths. Read More »

New study ignites debate over cost of 'Medicare for all'

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The latest plan from the Vermont independent would require historic tax increases as government replaces what employers and consumers now pay for healthcare, according to the analysis being released Monday by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University in Virginia. Read More »

Cannabinoid may up survival rate for pancreatic cancer patients

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A cannabis drug may help to extend the lives of pancreatic cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy , new research suggests. We found that mice with pancreatic cancer survived almost three times longer if a constituent of medicinal cannabis was added to their chemotherapy treatment ", said Marco Falasca, a professor at the Queen Mary University of London."Cannabidiol is already approved for use in clinics, which means we can quickly go on to test this in human clinical ... Read More »

C-section puts babies at risk of death, diseases

Today kicks off World Breastfeeding Week 2018 and Harford County Health Department would like to take this time to promote breastfeeding within the county, as well as showcase the comprehensive breastfeeding support services offered by our Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program. Read More »