Orca seen grieving, carrying dead calf is now feeding, frolicking with pod

The center said she had been seen briefly two days before without the calf, but the sighting Saturday was confirmation that her "tour of grief" was at an end. Sadly, Tahlequah and her daughter enjoyed less than an hour swimming together after the cal... More..

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by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

The calf died soon after birth in July, and the orca mom had carried the body for almost three weeks while traveling hundreds of miles. The grieving mother had been pushing her dead orca calf around the wat...More..

Light from digital devices contributes to eye disease and blindness
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Light from digital devices contributes to eye disease and blindness

THE BLUE light emitted from smartphones, laptops and a wide variety of digital devices not only damages your vision but can actually speed up blindness . "We are being exposed to blue light continuously, and t...More..

Vets Ready for Rare Efforts to Save Ailing Endangered Orca
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Vets Ready for Rare Efforts to Save Ailing Endangered Orca

The Center for Whale Researchers confirmed that she was still seen pushing the now-deteriorating corpse of her newborn calf. "This type of grief in people often goes underground, it's, 'It's just a dog, an an...More..

High Number Of Cape Cod Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

High Number Of Cape Cod Mosquitoes With West Nile Virus

The health department will also continue spraying pesticides until this year's first "freezing" temperatures. The two equine cases are in Musselshell County and Lake County, according to a press release from ...More..

Men who wear boxers have a much higher sperm count, says study
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Men who wear boxers have a much higher sperm count, says study

The study probed the potency of 656 men between 32 and 39 and found that guys who sported boxer shorts had a 25 percent higher concentration of sperm and 17 percent higher sperm count totals. "Because of this...More..

Priyanka Chopra Reveals Her Dream Is... To 'Play A Man'
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Priyanka Chopra Reveals Her Dream Is... To 'Play A Man'

Calling her journey to America and her three-year stint on American television organic, Chopra said, "I really believe that destiny has incredible milestones for me, in my life, and I just have to make sure...More..

Women with heart attacks more likely to die when treated by men
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Women with heart attacks more likely to die when treated by men

Scientists said the difference may be caused by male doctors underestimating the risk of heart problems for women or by misdiagnosing symptoms. A female patient is also more likely to survive if a male...More..

Kajiado nursing moms given tips on breastfeeding
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

Kajiado nursing moms given tips on breastfeeding

Breastfeeding has also been identified as a high-impact intervention to achieve the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health (2016-2030), which was launched alongside the Sustainable Dev...More..

Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018

They can be infected when they feed on the blood of infected birds. Residents are reminded to protect themselves against mosquito bites to avoid West Nile virus . The department stressed that West Nile is a ...More..

Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola

There are 33 additional "suspected cases" in the North Kivu outbreak that are pending lab test results to "confirm or exclude Ebola virus disease", according to WHO. Nearly 1000 people who have had "contact" wi...More..

Pentagon bans smartphones, apps that use geolocation services
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Pentagon bans smartphones, apps that use geolocation services

Robert Manning III told reporters . The change comes more than seven months after an worldwide security student, Nathan Ruser , reviewed information released by the GPS tracking company Strava and disco...More..

New organ donation law ‘could save 700 more lives every year’
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

New organ donation law ‘could save 700 more lives every year’

The announcement comes after the Government launched a campaign, led by NHS Blood and Transplant with support from the National BAME Transplant Alliance, to address the cultural and religious barriers to organ ...More..

Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Women's Month: Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV status

For this, mothers are encouraged to breastfeed for up to two years and beyond with addition of complementary foods from the 6th month. Other challenges can arise around a woman's milk supply or an infant's abil...More..

Ebola Breaks Out In Congo Conflict Zone
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Ebola Breaks Out In Congo Conflict Zone

Peter Salama, in Geneva. DR Congo reported on Wednesday that a new outbreak has killed 20 people in eastern Beni in North Kivu Province. The North Kivu outbreak comes just over a week after Congo had declar...More..

[H]ardOCP: We Can Now Successfully Transplant Lab-Grown Lungs in Pigs
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

[H]ardOCP: We Can Now Successfully Transplant Lab-Grown Lungs in Pigs

The team accomplished this by creating a lung scaffold from the organ of another animal using both detergent and sugar to wipe out all the cells and blood - only the proteins were left. There was no signs of pu...More..

CDC: Chicken causes more illness than any other food
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

CDC: Chicken causes more illness than any other food

The recalled pasta salad was sold in 1-pound (16 oz.) and 3-pound (48 oz.) plastic containers or may have been scooped at the deli counter into clear plastic containers. Life-threatening complications also may ...More..

Teetotallers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia, says study
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Teetotallers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia, says study

Scientists have shown that complete abstinence from alcohol can be as harmful as its excessive use. Among excessive drinkers - those who consumed more than 14 units per week, the equivalent of over four pints...More..

Health officials: Condoms are not meant to be reused
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Health officials: Condoms are not meant to be reused

When condoms are properly used, they can prevent pregnancy, reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and may protect against other diseases like Zika and Ebola that spread, among other ways, through s...More..

Congo declares new Ebola outbreak with four confirmed cases in eastern province
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Congo declares new Ebola outbreak with four confirmed cases in eastern province

Oly Ilunga, MD, of the DRC's health minister, took to Twitter today to announce the cases, which are centered around Beni in the Magina health district. Tedros said: " Ebola is a constant threat in the DRC; ...More..

Trump's cheaper short-term health plans have coverage gaps
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Trump's cheaper short-term health plans have coverage gaps

The plans don't have to comply with Affordable Care Act rules including: coverage of essential benefits; prohibition against medical underwriting; limits on premium variations based on age, sex or health sta...More..

Study shows bacteria have learnt to resist alcohol-based hand sanitisers
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Study shows bacteria have learnt to resist alcohol-based hand sanitisers

While the research noted the increasing resistance to alcohol-based disinfectants, it encouraged hospital workers to continue to use the sanitizers to control the spread of harmful bacteria to patients or cowor...More..

Fairfax County resident infected with West Nile Virus, health officials say
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Fairfax County resident infected with West Nile Virus, health officials say

The department said the child was experiencing neurological symptoms and was hospitalized. The man - who is the first confirmed human case of West Nile in Idaho this year - fell ill but has since recovered, S...More..

Oz government offers privacy concessions on MyHealth Record
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Oz government offers privacy concessions on MyHealth Record

The government will also be looking to make the changes as soon as it can, Hunt said. The Australian Digital Health Agency, the system operator of My Health Record, had previously said its policy was not to r...More..

FDA warns about 'deceptive' vaginal rejuvenation claims, dangers
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

FDA warns about 'deceptive' vaginal rejuvenation claims, dangers

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to safeguard women's health from deceptive health claims and significant risks related to devices marketed for use in medical procedures for " v...More..

Bernie Sander’s ‘Medicare For All’ Would Cost $32.6 Trillion, Study Projects
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Bernie Sander’s ‘Medicare For All’ Would Cost $32.6 Trillion, Study Projects

The report, from the libertarian Mercatus Center , showed that Sanders' plan to extend Medicare to all Americans would increase federal healthcare costs by $32.6 trillion between 2022 and 2032 , if impleme...More..

Medicinal cannabis ‘may improve survival’ of pancreatic cancer patients
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Medicinal cannabis ‘may improve survival’ of pancreatic cancer patients

With a five-year survival rate of only 8.5 percent, according to the U.S. Cannabidiol ( CBD ) alongside chemotherapy survived nearly three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone. Lead resea...More..

by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Infants Should Be Breastfed In The First Hour Of Birth: Benefits

It says mothers who start breastfeeding immediately find it easier to produce milk and that they tend to nurse longer. Since UNICEF began to keep records, more educated women in Nigeria had been breastfee...More..

An infection from a dog lick cost a man his limbs
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

An infection from a dog lick cost a man his limbs

Doctors Tried to Save Parts of Greg Manteufel's Limbs, But Eventually Needed to Get More Aggressive with the Amputations Greg Manteufel's family says doctors began the tough job of saving his life by first a...More..

West Nile Virus found in London trap
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

West Nile Virus found in London trap

There were 134 batches tested in the county. Health officials have confirmed the first human infection of West Nile virus for the state of MI in 2018. Eden Wells, MDHHS chief medical executive. Follow the dir...More..