Medicine

KDHE: Most of Kansas now at high risk for West Nile Virus

KDHE: Most of Kansas now at high risk for West Nile Virus Plus, Kerkering said the health departments are constantly monitoring mosquitoes and chickens for signs of disease. West Nile virus can be spread to people through mosquito bites, but it is not spread from person to person. The origin of the virus is unknown, as the person traveled to several other states during the time prior to developing symptoms. "Although we're moving toward the end of su... [Full Article...]

DeSantis and Gillum set for Florida showdown after primary wins

DeSantis and Gillum set for Florida showdown after primary wins President Donald Trump tweeted his support for DeSantis on Monday. "That's not going to work, that's not going to be good for Florida ." he added. "I changed my vote when Trump supported DeSantis", said the 67-year-old retiree from Pinellas County. DeSantis first won a northeastern Florida seat in Congress in 2012. [Full Article...]

Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol Democrats as well as Republicans were effusive in their praise of McCain as they returned to Congress on Monday evening, celebrating his storied military career and 31 years representing Arizona in the US Senate. Angus King (I-Maine) told CNN he "can't imagine a more appropriate place to put John McCain's name". Fitzgerald said it might be tough for him to get in everything he has to s... [Full Article...]

Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain’s death

Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain’s death John McCain's (R-Ariz.) death on Saturday. Edward M. Kennedy, President Obama ordered flags to fly at half-staff for five days. But the President has the authority to order a longer period of mourning. He frequently criticized the president's policies and tone, taking aim at Trump's friendly relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin and famously sinking legislation to repeal and re... [Full Article...]

Irish women having three alcoholic drinks a day

For those drinking five drinks a day that number went up by 37% to an additional 338 people. They then examined 592 studies with data from 28 million people in 195 countries to understand the health risks associated with alcohol . While in 2016, drinking alcohol was the seventh leading risk factor for premature death and disease, in people aged 15-49 years old, alcohol was the leading ris... [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus found in Mahnomen

West Nile Virus found in Mahnomen According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, the vast majority of people who contract West Nile will never show symptoms, but the disease is still serious for one in every 150 people infected. There are ways to limit mosquito population near your property. Empty any unused flowerpots and wading pools, and change the water in birdbaths frequently. [Full Article...]

Illegal Alien Charged With Murder in Death of Mollie Tibbitts

Illegal Alien Charged With Murder in Death of Mollie Tibbitts Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says residents are heartbroken and angered by news that a man whom authorities say was in the country illegally has been charged with killing a University of Iowa student who has been missing for weeks. Authorities say charges were filed in the Poweshiek County, Iowa , District Court and the case will be prosecuted by the Iowa Attorney General's Area Prosecution ... [Full Article...]

Google Fit gets a complete revamp with new UI and fitness goals

Google Fit gets a complete revamp with new UI and fitness goals You get one point for one minute of moderate activity, and research has shown that just 30 minutes of a brisk walk 5 days in a week allows you to reach the recommended weekly activity goal. "These things don't get translated very well". I'm curious to see the changes as the current app is pretty basic. Aside from the new features, you'll still be able to track all the same workouts from the ap... [Full Article...]

Smoky skies, bad air from wildfires cover Northwest

Smoky skies, bad air from wildfires cover Northwest The advisory runs through 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Air quality in Spokane has tipped into the "very unhealthy" range, and regional air quality monitors caution anyone, regardless of health, from exerting themselves out of doors. "Wildfire smoke is a natural part of our environment but it is important to be mindful that exposure to smoke may affect your health". If you're anxious about the air qual... [Full Article...]

Substance in dug up Egyptian jar 'most ancient' cheese

Substance in dug up Egyptian jar 'most ancient' cheese The study found signs of bacteria potentially causing the deadly disease brucellosis , caught through the ingestion of unpasteurized dairy products . Dr Greco said: "The interactions for thousands of years with the strong alkaline environment of the incorporating soil rich in sodium carbonate and the desertic conditions did not prevent the identification of specific peptide markers which showe... [Full Article...]

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...]


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