NYC public housing buildings are now smoke

As part of a national ban on all lit tobacco products - such as cigarettes, cigars, and pipes - it's now prohibited to smoke within 25 feet of public housing and their administrative office buildings. Tenants with repeated violations could be evicted... More..

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Teen severely burned in viral ‘hot water challenge’
by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Teen severely burned in viral ‘hot water challenge’

The Hot Water Challenge claimed one life previous year when a child drank boiling water, and in a YouTube video by MedXclusive Learning , physicians claim they are seeing more injured patients in the ER be...More..

West Nile virus found in crow in Bangor Township
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

West Nile virus found in crow in Bangor Township

West Nile virus has been found in Ottawa-area mosquitoes for the first time this season. Officials say the best protection is to avoid being bitten. There have been no reports of people affected with the dise...More..

Why Hepatitis C virus infection is more prevalent in north India
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Why Hepatitis C virus infection is more prevalent in north India

Hepatitis B ( HBV ) and C ( HCV ) are viral infections which can cause chronic hepatitis and are the leading causes for hepatic cirrhosis and cancer, thus creating a significant burden to healthcare systems du...More..

Cass County Vector Control; assume West Nile virus widespread
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Cass County Vector Control; assume West Nile virus widespread

According to the Lake County General Health District, the resident is now under the care of a physician. The man was not hospitalized. Of those infected by West Nile, there is a whole spectrum of symptoms the...More..

Hookworms Burrowed Into a Teenager's Skin After Visiting a Florida Beach
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Hookworms Burrowed Into a Teenager's Skin After Visiting a Florida Beach

A teenage boy's feet were infected with painful parasitic hookworms after his friends buried him on a beach for fun. Doctors said the teen had multiple hookworms . Since returning home, Michael has been in p...More..

How cat poo parasite can help entrepreneurs
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

How cat poo parasite can help entrepreneurs

Toxoplasma gondii in venous blood - toxoplasmosis. They would also like to know if infections are more prevalent in people who launch successful entrepreneurial ventures as opposed to those who fail. So what e...More..

by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

President Trump 'Open to Visiting Moscow' If Putin Formally Invites Him

President Donald Trump had to travel by motorcade to Joint Base Andrews Thursday after the White House announced a "bad weather call" on a lovely sunny day in Washington, D.C. "In 2021, the New START treaty e...More..

FDA Approves Treatment For Endometriosis Pain Faced By 200 Million Women
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

FDA Approves Treatment For Endometriosis Pain Faced By 200 Million Women

Orilissa is billed as the first oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonist specifically developed for endometriosis pain, and was approved by the FDA under priority review. Reduction of pain outside...More..

15 detained in China vaccine scandal..
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

15 detained in China vaccine scandal..

The Chinese biologics manufacturer at the center of a vaccine scandal said its chairman was taken away by police, signaling that Beijing is intensifying its crackdown on wrongdoing in the industry. There is n...More..

Private equity firm to buy LifePoint Health for $5.6B
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Private equity firm to buy LifePoint Health for $5.6B

Looking ahead of 52-week period, the stock will achieve $52.78 price. The LifePoint Health, Inc . exchanged hands with 11347296 shares compared to its average daily volume of 543.11K shares. The company has ...More..

HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

HPV vaccine to be given to boys in England

Tuesday's announcement brings English health policy into line with that in Scotland and Wales. Girls of the same age are already being routinely vaccinated against HPV. It comes after the Joint Committee on Vac...More..

Elton John Criticizes Russia Over Its Treatment Of LGBT People
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Elton John Criticizes Russia Over Its Treatment Of LGBT People

UNICEF's report , presented on Wednesday at an AIDS conference in Amsterdam, said that 130,000 children aged 19 and under died from AIDS previous year, while 430,000 - nearly 50 an hour - were newly infected. ...More..

Pakistani-origin man behind Toronto mass shooting claimed by ISIS
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Pakistani-origin man behind Toronto mass shooting claimed by ISIS

But while many in the apartment complex reported seeing the 29-year-old happy and smiling, that outward cheer hid a dark secret. A statement by Hussain's family expressed "deepest condolences" to the victim...More..

New highs set in Death Valley, Palm Springs
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

New highs set in Death Valley, Palm Springs

Several days of gusty sundowner winds are forecast through Wednesday, but the weather service said rising temperatures and lowering humidities on Tuesday and Wednesday will bring the potential for critical fire...More..

Clean up standing water to prevent Zika, West Nile
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Clean up standing water to prevent Zika, West Nile

Most people who become infected with West Nile virus experience no symptoms or a mild, flu-like illness. Although there have been no cases of WNV reported to KDHE in 2018, there have been more than 600 case...More..

Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens hits Maine
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens hits Maine

Every year, the CDC estimates salmonella causes about 1.2 million illnesses, 23,000 hospitalizations and 450 deaths in the United States. The four products include Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blaste...More..

Danforth shooter was previously known to police for 'online activity'
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Danforth shooter was previously known to police for 'online activity'

In their response to the recent spate of shootings in Toronto , both Premier Ford and Mayor Tory have focused exclusively on calls to increase the coercive powers of the state, while dismissing all suggestions...More..

New malaria drug approved
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

New malaria drug approved

The drug, called tafenoquine , is specifically for the recurring form of malaria that is caused by the parasite plasmodium vivax and affects 8.5 million people each year. Krintafel is not recommended duri...More..

Chinese premier vows crackdown in latest pharma scare
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Chinese premier vows crackdown in latest pharma scare

By Monday afternoon, the hashtag "Changchun Changsheng makes fake vaccines" had garnered more than 100 million views on Weibo. "All my friends are freaking out with this vaccine case, everyone is scared". The...More..

by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Viagra in pregnancy study stopped after 11 babies die

But doctors believed that its properties in dilating blood vessels could help promote a better flow of blood into the placenta and "stimulate the growth of the unborn child" whose development had been retarded ...More..

Elton John: Russian-led anti-gay bigotry harming anti-Aids battle
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Elton John: Russian-led anti-gay bigotry harming anti-Aids battle

In the the evening Harry will attend a British Embassy reception where he will meet leading young people from Holland. "If we want to end AIDS once and for all, we must make men part of the solution". Har...More..

How women can disguise the onset of Alzheimer's
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

How women can disguise the onset of Alzheimer's

The findings could help explain why women make up almost two-thirds of people in the US with Alzheimer's, says Maria Carrillo , the association's chief scientific officer. Seoul, Women, take note. The study ...More..

Bayer to stop sales of Essure birth control device
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Bayer to stop sales of Essure birth control device

Since the FDA ordered Bayer to conduct the post-market study and then to add a boxed warning and a Patient Decision Checklist to the labeling, there has been an approximate 70 percent decline in sales of Essu...More..

West Nile carrying mosquitoes in Williston area
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

West Nile carrying mosquitoes in Williston area

In 2017, there were 20 human cases of West Nile virus reported in Pennsylvania. Mosquitoes buzz and bite people and the Department of Health says they have started earlier this year than normal. Limit time ...More..

Transgender Woman Says CVS Pharmacist Refused To Fill Her Hormone Prescription
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Transgender Woman Says CVS Pharmacist Refused To Fill Her Hormone Prescription

Hall wrote that the pharmacist repeatedly and loudly asked her why she needed the prescriptions, which almost brought her to tears. "He just kept asking, loudly and in front of other CVS staff and customers, wh...More..

Major drug-maker promises to limit price increases
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Major drug-maker promises to limit price increases

Earlier this month Trump was able to persuade Pfizer CEO Ian Read to defer the company's planned price hikes, explaining in a call the company had complicated the administration's drug pricing plans . As for t...More..

Study Shows That Eating Supper After 10pm Can Increase Risk of Cancer
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Study Shows That Eating Supper After 10pm Can Increase Risk of Cancer

Previously, researchers from the University of Surrey found that "owls" is stronger than "larks" risk of early death . While obesity has been shown to increase breast cancer risk in elderly, for younger ...More..

by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

New Study Shows Alcohol-Related Liver Disease Increasing Among Millennials

The researchers suspect the economic recession beginning in 2008 was responsible for many people turning to alcohol. Elliot Tapper, lead author and an assistant professor at the University of MI specializing ...More..

by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

CVS Apologizes After Pharmacist Harasses Trans Customer

Although Hall acknowledged that CVS had received a ideal score from the Human Rights Campaign for its policies related to LGBTQ equality ― a fact also touted in the company's statement ― she said "measures shou...More..