Health Care

2017-18 flu season expected to be one of worst in years

2017-18 flu season expected to be one of worst in years There have been 3,854 total flu-associated hospitalizations in OH since flu season began last October, according to ODH. Coordinator of Infection Prevention and Employee Health at Beatrice Community Hospital, Rose Wischmeier, says the hospital saw a spike in activity during the first couple of weeks, in December within its' clinics and emergency department. [Full Article...]

First Time Smokers Have A Higher Risk Of Becoming Addicted, Study Shows

First Time Smokers Have A Higher Risk Of Becoming Addicted, Study Shows Three of the surveys were conducted in the USA between 2001 and 2013, another three in the United Kingdom between 2010 and 2014, one in Australia in 2013 and another in New Zealand in 2009. While it is natural to see some variation between surveys, it is interesting to note that United Kingdom respondents were consistently more likely to say they developed a habit compared to those from the other ... [Full Article...]

Millie Bobby Brown to Play Sherlock Holmes' Sister Enola Holmes

Millie Bobby Brown to Play Sherlock Holmes' Sister Enola Holmes The 13-year-old will not only star as Enola Holmes-precocious, mystery-solving little sister to Sherlock Holmes-but also produce through her PCMA Productions banner. She's highly intelligent, and an exceptional detective in her own right; so yeah, we can't wait to see Millie Bobby Brown bring the character to life. [Full Article...]

England to use "Rooney Rule" for future appointments

England to use There are now seven, but four teams have head coaching vacancies. Former manager Mark Sampson was found to have racially discriminated against two of his players, while goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall left his role after addressing striker Eni Aluko using a mock Caribbean accent. [Full Article...]

Trump Orders Plan for Mental Health Care for US Veterans

Trump Orders Plan for Mental Health Care for US Veterans The order directs the departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs to submit a plan within 60 days to provide "seamless access to mental health treatment and suicide prevention resources". - Expand peer community outreach and group sessions in the VA Whole Health initiative from 18 Whole Health flagship facilities to all facilities. [Full Article...]

I am committed to finding and punishing perpetrators, Buhari tells Ortom

I am committed to finding and punishing perpetrators, Buhari tells Ortom He explained that after staying back on the ground to do some needful to restore normalcy, it was important for him to come personally and brief him again. The governors of Benue, Taraba, Plateau and Nasarawa, Adamawa, Niger and Kaduna States, the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, and the Minister of Interior, Lt. [Full Article...]

A Utah 7-Eleven Possibly Infected Thousands Of Customers With Hepatitis A

A Utah 7-Eleven Possibly Infected Thousands Of Customers With Hepatitis A The Salt Lake County Health Department reports that the customers who are risk of exposure are the ones who purchased and consumed non-packaged foods, such as fruit, hot foods, and self-serve drinks. The health warning only extends to one store, where an infected employee worked while ill, the Salt Lake County Health Department said. Symptoms - which include nausea, vomiting, fever and fatigue ... [Full Article...]

Study Links Ibuprofen With Male Infertility

Study Links Ibuprofen With Male Infertility In common terms, the man's testicles don't secrete enough testosterone and the ability to produce sperm is impaired. At the end of the study , the men who took ibuprofen had developed compensated hypogonadism , a condition usually associated with smokers, elderly men and those with reproductive issues or physical disorders. [Full Article...]

Man tries to kill spider, sets apartment on fire

Man tries to kill spider, sets apartment on fire It is unclear if the spider survived. The fire chief said his crew was at least able to contain the fire to a bedroom closet and keep it from spreading into the attic or other units. Incredibly, it's not the first time someone has set fire to their home while attempting to kill a spider. "The information regarding the "spider" was presented by civilian witnesses, at the scene of the fire, and ... [Full Article...]

Health officials: Pregnant woman dies of flu in Tennessee

Health officials: Pregnant woman dies of flu in Tennessee The Kansas Department of Health and Environment details its flu surveillance here. Dr. Michael Ison, a professor of Infectious Diseases at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, stated that in years when the predominant strain is H3N2, there are more hospitalizations, more severe disease, and people tend to get sicker. [Full Article...]

Romaine lettuce likely cause of E coli illnesses, deaths in US, Canada

Romaine lettuce likely cause of E coli illnesses, deaths in US, Canada US officials have not yet issued recommendations to avoid any particular product because they are still collecting information on the outbreak. In the past seven weeks, 58 people in the USA and Canada have become ill from a risky strain of E. [Full Article...]

National Anthem in theatres not mandatory

National Anthem in theatres not mandatory The 2016 order had made playing of the national anthem mandatory in cinema halls . The inter-ministerial committee will take at least six months to study all aspects relating to signing and screening of national anthem and the manner of respect due to it and give recommendations to the Centre . [Full Article...]

Google honours Nobel laureate Har Gobind Khorana with a doodle

Google honours Nobel laureate Har Gobind Khorana with a doodle The internet search engine and technology giant Google marks Noble prize victor Indian American scientist Har Gobind Khorana's 96th birth anniversary with a sketch doodle. These amino acids form proteins, which carry out essential cell functions. In the 1950s, it was well-known that genetic information is transferred from DNA to Ribonucleic acid (RNA), to protein. [Full Article...]

Texas woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria from oysters in Louisiana

Texas woman dies after contracting flesh-eating bacteria from oysters in Louisiana LeBlanc spent 21 days in the hospital and died on October 15. While on a trip to the Louisiana coast, Texas resident Jeanette LeBlanc shucked and ate a couple dozen raw oysters purchased from a market only to get sick within days. every year. "It's a flesh-eating bacteria", Bergquist explained. But flesh-eating disease is one of the most common signs of Vibrio vulnificus , according to... [Full Article...]

Israel to resume power supply to Gaza Strip

Israel to resume power supply to Gaza Strip Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz ordered the Israel Electric Corporation to restore electricity to the Gaza Strip beginning immediately, but pro-Palestinian Authority groups said the move would not relieve Israel of the "legal and moral" requirement to meet the power needs of Gaza residents. [Full Article...]

Weather could work against Eagles vs. Falcons

Weather could work against Eagles vs. Falcons In those games, the Falcons are a much better 8-7 over the last decade or so, and so it will be up to the fans to give the Eagles , a three-point underdog now, a homefield edge. History tells us it should, but both quarterbacks have experience in the cold, namely Foles in the Snow Bowl in 2013 , and should be able to find success in the milder temperatures. [Full Article...]

M student scores 100 percentile in CAT

M student scores 100 percentile in CAT Twenty candidates, including two girls and three non-engineers, scored 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted last November. The link of the CAT 2017 result is avaliable on the CAT website, the list of candidates shortlisted for the next level of selection have been made available on the website of the respective IIMs. [Full Article...]

Romney treated over summer for prostate cancer, prognosis good

Romney treated over summer for prostate cancer, prognosis good One Romney aide said that he "was diagnosed with slow-growing prostate cancer". Now with a clean bill of health, the former governor of MA is being encouraged to run for Utah Senator this year. Randall Gaz at Massachusetts General Hospital, who described the then-candidate as a "healthy appearing, energetic, strong, physically fit male". A White House aide said Trump wished him well. [Full Article...]

Red Cross In Need Of Donations After Bad Weather Cancels Blood Drives

Red Cross In Need Of Donations After Bad Weather Cancels Blood Drives The Red Cross provides about 40 percent of the nation's blood supply, and now Red Cross blood products are being distributed to hospitals as fast as donations come in. Type B negative can be transfused to Rh-positive or negative patients. This has put additional pressure on the nation's blood supply (especially for type O-negative and platelets), which is already trying to recover from lower don... [Full Article...]

Iran FM warns neighbors, says they seeking unrest in Iran

Iran FM warns neighbors, says they seeking unrest in Iran UNSC member France declared that the ongoing Iran demonstrations were not an issue for which the global body required emergency meetings. Heated debate took place on the floor of the Security Council at the United Nations headquarters in NY after its 15 members were gathered at the request of the U.S. [Full Article...]


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