First human case of rat hepatitis found in Hong Kong

Researchers at the University of Hong Kong identified the infection in September 2017 in a 56-year-old man who had received a liver transplant in May. The virus is known to be carried by pigs, wild boar, deer, rabbits and rats but does not make t... More..

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Texas surf resort closed for ‘brain-eating amoeba’ testing
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Texas surf resort closed for ‘brain-eating amoeba’ testing

Samples from the pool have been collected for testing, with preliminary results expected later this week. BSR Cable Park owner Stuart E. Parsons Jr. A surfer in the United States died of the extremely rare "b...More..

Influenza: 80,000 people died from flu last season according to CDC estimates
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Influenza: 80,000 people died from flu last season according to CDC estimates

A poll by Insights West, on behalf of London Drugs, shows 78% of British Columbians think it is important to get a flu shot. For the upcoming season vaccine manufacturers have estimated distributing up to 168...More..

Amazon users report Alexa breakdowns with connectivity
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Amazon users report Alexa breakdowns with connectivity

It will be available in three colours, black, grey and white starting at Rs 4,499. At the base of either unit you'll find a couple of ports, one for charging and a 3.5mm jack that allows additional speakers t...More..

Flu Season: What You Need to Know
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Flu Season: What You Need to Know

The 1918 flu pandemic, which lasted almost two years, killed more than 500,000 Americans, historians estimate. During the past two flu seasons, the nasal spray was not recommended due to concern about its eff...More..

by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Aetna Sells Portion of Medicare Business to Fast-Track CVS-Aetna

As per the deal, Aetna will provide administrative services to, and retain the financial risk of, the Aetna Part D business through 2019. A similar acquisition deal between Cigna and Express Scripts has a...More..

Kavanaugh Apologizes to Klobuchar after Exchange about Drinking
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Kavanaugh Apologizes to Klobuchar after Exchange about Drinking

Klobuchar's father is an alcoholic. Kavanaugh later apologized for his question, but the exchange stood out Thursday in testimony from Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford . "Brett groped me and tr...More..

by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford steps into spotlight to detail assault allegations

If Judge worked at the store for the weeks leading up to football camp, the gathering where Ford says the assault took place would have likely happened sometime in late June or early July. "Hey, that's possib...More..

Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids

According to a study led by Jeremy Walsh, a researcher at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute , one in 20 kids from the United States meets the guidelines on sleep , screen time ...More..

Two more Dougherty County residents diagnosed with West Nile Virus
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Two more Dougherty County residents diagnosed with West Nile Virus

The agency did not disclose any details about the victim in reporting the death Monday. New Jersey has seen 31 human West Nile cases this year, the highest level since 2012. Other symptoms in horses range fro...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Trump urges Senate to vote after Kavanaugh's fierce defence

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh accused Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats of seeking "revenge on behalf of the Clintons" with the "circus" of probing allegations of sexual misconduct against the judg...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Third person diagnosed with monkeypox in England

The first case of monkeypox outside of Africa was recorded in 2003 . Health officials have contacted 50 people who encountered the victim - but have assured the risk to the general population is "very low"...More..

Number of infants born with syphilis highest in 20 years — CDC
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Number of infants born with syphilis highest in 20 years — CDC

The number of newborns born with syphilis has reached a 20-year high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, tracking a general increase in several sexually transmitted infections. But,...More..

Democrats fume as Senate panel sets vote on Trump's court pick
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Democrats fume as Senate panel sets vote on Trump's court pick

After the Judiciary Committee votes on Kavanaugh's confirmation Friday, where Flake's support suggests he will pass with a positive recommendation, the full Senate is expected to take a procedural vote advancin...More..

The most memorable moments from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

The most memorable moments from Christine Blasey Ford's testimony

She insists she's telling the truth. And both were so compelling, so believable, that it was hard to choose between them. Trump missed hardly a moment of the proceedings, relying on DVRs to keep up on the Se...More..

Donald Trump tells aides he likes Brett Kavanaugh's aggressive tone
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Donald Trump tells aides he likes Brett Kavanaugh's aggressive tone

Kavanaugh's testimony came directly after about four hours of testimony given by Christine Blasey Ford , who alleges he held her down and tried to remove her clothes at a party in 1982 when they were both in h...More..

Republican Questioning About Ford’s Legal Costs Comes Up Empty
by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Republican Questioning About Ford’s Legal Costs Comes Up Empty

Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the committee, an accusation Feinstein vehemently denied. "I don't think we can disregard Christine Blasey Ford and the seriousness of this". Sanders t...More..

by | Friday, September 28, 2018

Four GOP Governors Want Senate to Delay Kavanaugh Vote

Democrats said they were only asking for an Federal Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the matter - which could take as little as a week - and for other key witnesses, including a former friend of Kavanaugh w...More..

Weight Watchers slims down name to WW
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Weight Watchers slims down name to WW

In a statement from the company, now known as WW, President Mindy Grossman said it wants to build on its reputation as a weight-management program. "I personally like my patients to think about their whole mi...More..

Attack on civilians threatens Ebola response in DRC
by | Thursday, September 27, 2018

Attack on civilians threatens Ebola response in DRC

In addition to the security risk, Salama said a minority of the local population is deeply mistrustful of government and United Nations health workers. In addition to many people's fear of Ebola, the World H...More..

World Health Organization warns of Ebola 'perfect storm' in Congo
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

World Health Organization warns of Ebola 'perfect storm' in Congo

Dr. Peter Salama said the response to the deadly hemorrhagic fever is at a "critical juncture" in eastern North Kivu province, where the outbreak was declared almost two months ago. "We are now extremely concer...More..

Mental health struggles surface for Vikings' Everson Griffen
by | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Mental health struggles surface for Vikings' Everson Griffen

Police later Saturday found Everson Griffen back at his home and summoned paramedics to the house and filed a mental health hold on him. After being turned away from TCO Performance Center on Saturday, Grif...More..

All about PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat, the national health mission
by | Tuesday, September 25, 2018

All about PMJAY-Ayushman Bharat, the national health mission

The ambitious scheme, which was renamed the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Abhiyan (PMJAY), aims to provide a coverage of Rs five lakh per family annually, benefiting more than 10 crore poor families. Each empanelle...More..

Pet Store Puppies Blamed for Drug-Resistant Infections
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Pet Store Puppies Blamed for Drug-Resistant Infections

The outbreak of the bacteria, Campylobacter jejuni , spanned from early 2016 to February 2018. At least 26 people were sent to the hospital within the last two years of the outbreak. Careless use of antibiotic...More..

Octopuses Were Given MDMA And Started Hugging Eachother
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Octopuses Were Given MDMA And Started Hugging Eachother

Still, he thinks it's unbelievable that this drug has somewhat similar behavioral effects. A weird question to some, however Gül Dölen , a neuroscientist from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine po...More..

State confirms 10 new cases of West Nile virus
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

State confirms 10 new cases of West Nile virus

Older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at greater risk of developing central nervous system illness that can be fatal. Pay particular attention to recommendations for use on children, and ne...More..

Medical-device giant Medtronic to buy Mazor Robotics for US$1.6bn
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Medical-device giant Medtronic to buy Mazor Robotics for US$1.6bn

Mazor's CEO Uri Hadomi was questioned a year ago by the Israel Securities Authority on suspicion of using insider information concerning the previous deal with Medtronic , during which he became a shareholder...More..

CDC: Alzheimer's disease, dementia cases to double by 2060
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

CDC: Alzheimer's disease, dementia cases to double by 2060

That's about 1.6 percent of the population. It projects the burden of Alzheimer's disease will grow to almost 14 million people, or roughly 3 percent of the population in 2060. The devastating neurodegene...More..

Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher
by | Sunday, September 23, 2018

Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

Kotlikoff said in a statement. In an internal review conducted at JAMA's request, a Cornell faculty committee reported a litany of faults with Wansink's research, including "misreporting of research data, p...More..

Octopus’s display Prosocial Behavior under the Influence of MDMA
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Octopus’s display Prosocial Behavior under the Influence of MDMA

Gul Dolen , the assistant professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the lead investigator of the experiment stated: "The brains of octopuses are more similar to those of...More..