Health Care

"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...]

CDC: Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens

CDC: Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chickens As of July 13, 2018, 212 cases of salmonella infections have been linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks, according to the agency. Separately, a multistate outbreak of salmonella linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has sickened 100 people in 33 states. [Full Article...]

Manchester mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

Manchester mosquitoes test positive for West Nile A bite from a mosquito carrying West Nile Virus can cause severe headache, fever, aches, joint pain, diarrhea, vomiting and rash. Mosquitoes in St. Charles County have tested positive for West Nile virus. The most serious cases of West Nile can be deadly. Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside. The number of human West Nile cases in Maryland has varied over ti... [Full Article...]

Babies die after mums given Viagra in Dutch trial

Babies die after mums given Viagra in Dutch trial The trial, which began in 2015, involved 11 hospitals and 183 women. "In addition, the Principle Investigators at the Amsterdam University Medical Centre have confirmed a non-Pfizer manufactured generic version of sildenafil was used but that no clinical trial participants were administered Viagra , Pfizer sildenafil or any other Pfizer medicine". [Full Article...]

No evidence Islamic State responsible for Toronto attack

No evidence Islamic State responsible for Toronto attack The statement says the Sunday evening attack in Toronto's Greektown neighborhood had been carried out in response to Islamic State's call on its followers to target citizens of countries participating in a USA -led alliance fighting the radical militia. [Full Article...]

CVS apologizes after transgender woman says she was denied a hormone prescription

CVS apologizes after transgender woman says she was denied a hormone prescription Hall wrote, "I left the store feeling mortified". Additionally, Hall also wrote that she is one of the lucky ones, explaining that, unlike some other transgender individuals, she has a great support system and left the encounter physically unscathed.in terms of her support system and how that encounter might have played out for someone else. [Full Article...]

West Nile virus claims first NC victim this season

West Nile virus claims first NC victim this season At this time, no human cases of WNV have been reported in Orleans Parish, according to a report issued by NOMTCB. Avoiding the outdoors when mosquitoes are present, typically dawn and dusk. Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly. Rain barrels and other water collection devices must be screened, and collected water should be used within one week. [Full Article...]

Local Valsartan not recalled

Local Valsartan not recalled If you are unable to find that information on the label, contact the pharmacy where you purchased your medication . Teva Pharmaceuticals USA has announced a voluntary recall of 80 lots containing its hypertension therapy valsartan (Diovan). [Full Article...]

Infected Oysters at Florida Restaurant Kill Diner

Infected Oysters at Florida Restaurant Kill Diner The bacteria is identified as Vibrio vulnificus , which lives in warm, brackish seawater. "We have an individual that consumed some raw oysters and to the best of our knowledge had no exposure to salt water, became severely ill, and passed away", Michael Drennon of the Sarasota County Health Dept. [Full Article...]

Putin chides Trump's opponents, calls summit a success

Putin chides Trump's opponents, calls summit a success He appeared to respond again: "No". She said the threat to the United States electoral system "still exists, which is why we are taking steps to prevent it". "Well, I would, because he's in charge of the country", Trump said when asked if he holds him responsible for the interference. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to testify before the Senate next week about the summit. [Full Article...]

National Hot Dog Day 2018: The deals on Staten Island

National Hot Dog Day 2018: The deals on Staten Island Download (or open) the myPilot app that day to find an offer for a free hot dog or roller grill item waiting to be redeemed at the more than 750 Pilot and Flying J Travel Centers in North America. Free pretzel dog for the first 100 customers. Jumbo hot dogs, polish sausages or Italian sausages are not included. Ballpark history: Hot dogs are the MVP at Major League Baseball parks and be... [Full Article...]

Trump's latest move could push Obamacare premiums higher

Trump's latest move could push Obamacare premiums higher Insurers are already saying the decision will force them to set their premiums even higher in 2019 to make up for this uncertainty, which is likely to price more people out of the market. "It will undermine Americans' access to affordable coverage, particularly those who need medical care the most". Signaling the administration's long-term objectives, Andrew Bremberg, who oversees domestic polic... [Full Article...]

Recall of Valsartan containing drugs

Recall of Valsartan containing drugs This recall is a precautionary measure taken by the Ministry following the report issued by the European Medicines Agency indicating the detection of a contamination of the active ingredient with N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a chemical that might lead to cancer. [Full Article...]

FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal

FDA flags sale of recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal Of those 100, 30 are known to be hospitalized. The FDA is urging the public to report if the product is being offered for sale to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in their region . Pennsylvania (8), MA (7), and California (6) have the most cases, but illnesses are widespread and affecting all ages. At that time, 73 people in 31 states had confirmed cases of salmonella poisoning. [Full Article...]

Trump Slams NYT For Critical Article On US Stance on Breastfeeding

Trump Slams NYT For Critical Article On US Stance on Breastfeeding The U.S. strongly supports breast feeding but we don't believe women should be denied access to formula. Anderson was inspired to write the letter after the United States pushed to weaken the language of a WHO resolution that called on world governments to "protect, promote, and support breastfeeding", a move that some believe is connected to protecting the interests of the U.S. [Full Article...]

Obamacare 'navigator' program cut further by Trump administration

Obamacare 'navigator' program cut further by Trump administration Smith School of Business, who follows the health care system. The administration argued in its announcement that its hands were tied by conflicting court rulings in New Mexico and MA. "What you have to keep in mind is ultimately the intent of the administration", Whitlock says. FILE PHOTO: A man fills out an information card during an Affordable Care Act outreach event hosted by Planned Pa... [Full Article...]

Trump nominates Catholic for Supreme Court

Trump nominates Catholic for Supreme Court The senator had stumped publicly for her and called her an outstanding judge. " President Trump has made a superb selection", McConnell, who represents Kentucky, said ahead of the encounter. The program was ultimately struck down by the Florida Supreme Court. One of their hopes is to win governor's mansions this fall (see my in-need-of-an-update Top 10 governor's races here ), and then be ... [Full Article...]


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