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Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University

Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University Wednesday morning, officials said. No deaths were reported, but authorities said two people showed life-threatening symptoms. Police said they arrested a man believed to be connected to at least some of the overdoses. Three arrests have been made in the case, Hartman said, but officials can not say for certain if all three arrested or just one of them are directly responsible for the overdoses... [Full Article...]

Vaping is more harmful than first thought, study finds

Vaping is more harmful than first thought, study finds It found that the vapour caused inflammation and impaired the activity of alveolar macrophages cells, which remove dust particles, bacteria and allergens. Recent news revealed that vaping - which is supposed to be an alternative to cigarettes - is actually way more damaging to our body than we initially thought. [Full Article...]

New Jersey man confirmed to have West Nile virus

New Jersey man confirmed to have West Nile virus With all designated high-risk areas, experts say there is a way you can protect yourself. Those who develop symptoms usually do so between two to 14 days after they are bitten by an infected mosquito, health officials said. The Charles O. Hayford Fish Hatchery in Hackettstown breeds mosquito-larvae eating fish, and working in collaboration with the state Department of Environmental Protection, p... [Full Article...]

Dozens Hospitalized In Mass Overdose At Connecticut Park

Alston said drug overdoses in New Haven, as in other cities, are at epidemic proportions and that the city is in the grip of a public health crisis. The majority of cases were centered on the New Haven Green, adjacent to Yale University . Paramedics were seen sprinting from patient to patient as they began to show symptoms including vomiting, hallucination and unconsciousness. [Full Article...]

Missouri one of 21 states monitoring measles outbreak

Missouri one of 21 states monitoring measles outbreak In 2017 alone, there were 118 reported cases of measles. Measles is common in Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Africa, officials say, and travelers with measles can spread the disease to people in the USA who have not been vaccinated. Some symptoms are a high fever, cough, runny nose and red eyes, followed by a rash that typically starts on the face and spreads to the rest of the body. [Full Article...]

Orca's 'tour of grief' over after carrying dead calf for weeks

Orca's 'tour of grief' over after carrying dead calf for weeks CWR founder Ken Balcomb said he was immensely relieved to see J35 returning to typical behaviour. The cause is no mystery: Humans have netted up the whales' salmon, driven ships through their hunting lanes and polluted their water, to the point that researchers fear Tahlequah's generation may be the last of her family. [Full Article...]

Ailing young orca J-50 gets novel medical treatment at sea

Ailing young orca J-50 gets novel medical treatment at sea Killer whales, though they have a reputation for being ruthless predators , are some of the most socially sophisticated animals in the world. It kept sinking, and the mother would raise it to the surface, ' said Ken Balcomb, senior scientist with the Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island, which closely tracks individual whales. [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus Founded In Tiverton and Pawtucket Mosquitos

West Nile Virus Founded In Tiverton and Pawtucket Mosquitos But this is the first positive sample for 2018. During 2017, 51 cases of West Nile virus infection were reported among Wisconsin residents. "The majority of infected individuals have mild or no symptoms", it continues. People who develop any of these symptoms should see their healthcare provider immediately. 'Until the state's first hard frost, whether it's for work or play, being outside me... [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus found in Brant County

West Nile Virus found in Brant County The West Nile virus program includes larviciding at catch basins. The health district said mosquito testing, which began in June is expected to continue through the late fall. The Health Unit is urging the public to take steps to prevent mosquito bites. They are most active at dawn and dusk and will bite humans as well as other mammals and birds. [Full Article...]

Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops

Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops Eight months after a researcher discovered that the "heatmap" feature of the Strava fitness tracking community was revealing the location of United States military facilities in Syria and other conflict zones as well as some troop movements, the Department of Defense has instructed troops headed to potentially hostile territory to turn off the Global Positioning System features of their fitness ... [Full Article...]

Why Khloe Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby

Why Khloe Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby Breast milk contains the entire nutrient that an infant needs for the first six months of life. Three in every five children are not breastfed in the first hour of life putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, a new report has revealed. [Full Article...]

Kim Kardashian Now Supports Khloe Kardashian's Reconciliation With Tristan Thompson

Kim Kardashian Now Supports Khloe Kardashian's Reconciliation With Tristan Thompson I'm planning the shoot so we don't want you in the shoot". "I love that we go an inch higher than most workout trousers and that really made a big difference for me", she added. Many asked what was wrong with Kourtney's arm. And Kim Kardashian fired up her Insta Stories of a Thursday to show herself spending some quality time with her middle child. [Full Article...]

DRC: New Ebola virus outbreak days after previous epidemic ends

DRC: New Ebola virus outbreak days after previous epidemic ends This is the vast, forested central African country's 10th outbreak since 1976, when the virus was discovered near Congo's Ebola river in the north. The World Health Organization said it had begun moving staff and supplies into the area. [Full Article...]

Insurers warn on Trump's short-term health plans

Insurers warn on Trump's short-term health plans Federal health officials say the plans can last for up to 12 months and may be renewed for up to 36 months. Many comments came from people who said they have existing medical conditions that - before the Affordable Care Act's consumer protections were put in place - would have been unable to get insurance that would cover their condition. [Full Article...]

West Nile positive mosquitoes found in Peel Region

West Nile positive mosquitoes found in Peel Region A statement from the Shelby County Health Department on Thursday says the virus has been detected in mosquitoes throughout the county and officials are advising residents to take extra precautions. Most people infected show no symptoms, but approximately one in five will develop a fever along with other symptoms. Those most at risk for serious complications are people older than 50 and people wi... [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus Found in Keney Park

West Nile Virus Found in Keney Park Bay County health officials are reporting an additional human case of the West Nile Virus . Four regions of the state remain under a high-risk warning for WNV, including north central, south central, northwest, and southwest Kansas. When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient on skin and clothing, including DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus,... [Full Article...]

"Vaginal rejuvenation" procedures and devices unsafe says FDA

Monday, the FDA issued a statement warning that some of the "vaginal rejuvenation" treatments on the market can come with unsafe side effects, like vaginal burns, scarring, and pain. "The deceptive marketing of unproven treatments may not only cause injuries, but may also keep some patients from accessing appropriate, recognized therapies to treat severe medical conditions", said Gottlieb, i... [Full Article...]

'Medicare for all' bill estimated in the trillions

'Medicare for all' bill estimated in the trillions In fact, a study of Sanders' 2016 plan by the left-leaning Urban Institute found that it would also cost the federal government $32 trillion over a decade. That number would drop to $7.35 trillion if Sanders' plan were implemented, the study found. "I don't look at this report and say it is a partisan hack job: The basic idea the Sanders plan would require a substantial increase in federal budge... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin Man Loses Limbs From Dog Saliva That Led To Rare Infection

Wisconsin Man Loses Limbs From Dog Saliva That Led To Rare Infection To Dawn, it was as if her husband had just been beaten with a baseball bat. Doctors ran blood tests and discovered he'd become infected with a bacterial pathogen known as capnocytophaga canimorsus , which is found in the saliva of healthy dogs and cats but can lead to infection in humans who are immunocompromised. [Full Article...]

Rule takes effect banning smoking in public housing

Rule takes effect banning smoking in public housing But eviction after just one violation "is not grounds for eviction", and smoking on public housing premises is a civil violation, not a crime, the agency said in setting guidelines for local enforcement. Under HUD rules, tenants can be evicted after three smoking violations. The Feds say this ban reduces health hazards from second hand smoke. The new rule was initially announced in 2016, but H... [Full Article...]


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