Medicine

Swap your briefs for boxers to have better quality sperm

Swap your briefs for boxers to have better quality sperm They sought to test the theory that briefs, being more constricting, raise scrotal temperature and have a negative effect on fertility . For all men who are anxious about their sperm count, here's a bit of a news that might interest you. [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps

West Nile Virus found in mosquitoes in Perth County traps The first appearance of West Nile was in late-July, with a crow in Sarnia testing positive for the virus. Only about 20 percent of those who come in contact with West Nile virus exhibit any symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less

Pres. Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less The Obama administration limited the sale of short-term plans to 90-day periods as a stop-gap between more robust plans. A recent study looked at short-term health plans sold in the Charlotte region and found that a lot of them didn't cover benefits for prescription drugs, mental health services, or substance use disorder treatment. [Full Article...]

Iowa reports 1st West Nile virus death of 2018

Iowa reports 1st West Nile virus death of 2018 Last year, Toronto Public Health did not record the first lab-confirmed case of West Nile virus until August 25. The number of confirmed infections can vary from year to year. Less than 1 percent of infected people develop the sometimes fatal neuro-invasive illness. Homeowners are also asked to eliminate standing water by cleaning eaves troughs, emptying bird baths, covering rain barrels with ... [Full Article...]

Deadline arrives for smoke-free Public Housing Authorities

Deadline arrives for smoke-free Public Housing Authorities The American Lung Association applauds the new rule issued by the Trump administration, which the health organization says "recognizes the serious health threat posed by secondhand smoke, and its ability to linger in rooms and even travel between homes in multi-unit housing". [Full Article...]

Chicago Hot Dog Fest returns, celebrating famous food’s 125th year

Chicago Hot Dog Fest returns, celebrating famous food’s 125th year Wednesday, July 18. Hot-dog lovers can get two hot dogs for $5 at all Portillo's locations from Monday, July 16, to Sunday, July 22. You'll have to settle for hot dog's cousin - corn dog - at Sonic , but, hey, for 99 cents you can't complain. [Full Article...]

Sen. Doug Jones vows 'independent review' of Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Sen. Doug Jones vows 'independent review' of Trump's Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh worked as a White House staff secretary for President George W. Bush before Bush nominated him for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The focus is on GOP Sens. The nominee's fate may rest with two Republican senators who back abortion rights, Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh '90 Nominated to US Supreme Court

Brett Kavanaugh '90 Nominated to US Supreme Court He also was a key aide to Kenneth Starr during his investigation of President Bill Clinton and worked in the White House during George W. Bush's presidency. Bush praised President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court on Monday, calling it an "outstanding decision" and praising Kavanaugh as a "brilliant jurist". [Full Article...]

Coffee is really, really good for you, new evidence shows

Coffee is really, really good for you, new evidence shows So the study seems to suggest you can get much the same health benefits from cheap supermarket coffee as from a fancy cup of artisanal terroir coffee. A prospective cohort study of almost 500,000 people in the United Kingdom found that drinking 1 to 8 or more cups of coffee per day was inversely associated with all-cause mortality. [Full Article...]

West Nile virus found in Payette County

West Nile virus found in Payette County The state expects to identify a few cases of West Nile virus annually. Last summer, mosquitoes in Owensboro tested positive, too, but according to the Centers for Disease Control website , the only West Nile virus cases in western Kentucky in 2017 were reported in Hopkins County, where three cases were diagnosed. [Full Article...]

Amazon makes big foray into health care with PillPack acquisition

Amazon makes big foray into health care with PillPack acquisition Amazon is pushing further into pharmacy with a deal to acquire prescription-management service PillPack. Amazon's purchase of an online chemist that opens an immediate nationwide drug network in the USA has shaved billions off the value of three major pharmacy chains. [Full Article...]

Mysterious lump moving around woman's face was actually a parasitic worm

Mysterious lump moving around woman's face was actually a parasitic worm Five days later, the lump moved up to her eyelid. . However, in five days, the swelling shifted above her left eyelid and in 10 days the left side of her upper lip. However, transmission to humans is rare. Vladimir Kartashev, a professor of medicine at Rostov State Medical University who treated the Russian woman wrote a study on dirofilariasis in 2015 which revealed that between June 1997 and ... [Full Article...]

Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder

Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder Yesterday, the World Health Organization announced that it had finalized its 11th International Classification of Diseases , and much like the draft did in December of previous year, it includes the addition of gaming to its section of addictive disorders. [Full Article...]

A's B's and O's have disappeared - Red Cross seeks the Missing Types

A's B's and O's have disappeared - Red Cross seeks the Missing Types The third annual Vincent Jones Memorial Blood Drive in Eaton will renew the tribute to blood donors that helped a young father battling leukemia live long enough to see the birth of his son. All South Africans can join in by temporarily deleting the As, Bs and Os from their social media handles. "We're calling on everyone to do what they can to spread the word, host a blood drive or simply take an... [Full Article...]

Hirono, Deutch Renew Effort to Strengthen and Expand Social Security

Hirono, Deutch Renew Effort to Strengthen and Expand Social Security However, certain long-term issues persist. President Trump has said he won't cut Social Security or Medicare, and his administration says that a strong economy will bolster both programs. Medicare trustees say the trust fund that covers Medicare Part A, which pays for hospital stays, home health services, nursing homes and hospice care, will run out of money sooner than expected. [Full Article...]

Major Study Finds Many Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo

Major Study Finds Many Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer Can Skip Chemo It found that Merck pharmaceutical's drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) - which famously helped former U.S. president Jimmy Carter stave off advanced melanoma that had spread to his brain - helped lung cancer patients live 4 to 8 months longer than chemo. [Full Article...]

Some teething medicines unsafe for children

Some teething medicines unsafe for children Signs and symptoms include short breath and pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips and nails, as well as fatigue , dizziness, headache and a fast heart rate. Officials reviewed 119 cases of the blood disorder linked to benzocaine between 2009 and 2017, including four deaths, according to the FDA. Cold washcloth, spoon, or chilled teething ring can also soothe the baby's gums. [Full Article...]

‘Cut out booze altogether to avoid risk of cancer’

Kate Allen, WCRF executive director of science and public affairs, said in a blog post. Being overweight is likely to overweight smoking as the biggest risk factor for cancer within decades, according to the report . "While following each individual recommendation is expected to offer cancer protection benefit, the most benefit is to be gained by treating them as an integrated pattern of behav... [Full Article...]

D'Antoni: Warriors Have 'All The Pressure' in Game 4

D'Antoni: Warriors Have 'All The Pressure' in Game 4 After going 18 for 45 overall in the series, including 3 for 20 from three-point range, Curry's flawless 7-for-7 performance in Game 3's third quarter transformed what had been an 11-point lead at halftime into a 25-point rout by the time he went to the bench with 2:20 remaining in the quarter. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom still negotiating with European Union over Brexit backstop , says May's spokeswoman

United Kingdom still negotiating with European Union over Brexit backstop , says May's spokeswoman He also said that any plan for a UK/EU shared customs area is "welcome", though work needed to go on the backstop to prevent checks on the Irish border following Brexit . Britain has just a few weeks before June's European Council summit to agree on a solution which would avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic. [Full Article...]