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Nurses From One Arizona Hospital Are All Simultaneously Pregnant

Nurses From One Arizona Hospital Are All Simultaneously Pregnant Each of the expectant nurses is at a different phase of her pregnancy, but all are due between September and February. One of the nurses, Rochelle Sherman, said that they actually didn't realise they were all expecting until they got together on social media and it became clear. [Full Article...]

Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park

Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park Some became unconscious and others vomited, authorities said. Some of the New Haven victims tested positive for the powerful opioid fentanyl, also blamed for overdoses, but authorities believe this week's overdoses were caused exclusively by synthetic marijuana . [Full Article...]

One person in county infected with West Nile virus

One person in county infected with West Nile virus Raul Pino. Residents are urged to take precautions against West Nile virus by using mosquito repellent, by eliminating standing water where mosquitoes breed and by wearing long sleeved shirts and long trousers when outside during dusk or dawn when mosquitoes are most active. [Full Article...]

MPs call for e-cigarettes to be made available on prescription

MPs call for e-cigarettes to be made available on prescription Public Health England (PHE) have estimated that e-cigarettes are up to 95% less damaging than regular smoking . The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee says e-cigarettes could be central to the NHS's smoking cessation strategy and that the government should revise prescribing restrictions. [Full Article...]

Drug Overdose Deaths Surge In NC — CDC

Drug Overdose Deaths Surge In NC — CDC Because of its heroin-like effects, it is often abused and sold though illegal drug markets. U.S. drug overdose deaths surged to almost 72,000 past year, as addicts increasingly turn to extremely powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl as the supply of prescription painkillers has tightened. [Full Article...]

Woman’s Eyelid Had Contact Lens Inside That She ‘Lost’ 28 Years Ago

Woman’s Eyelid Had Contact Lens Inside That She ‘Lost’ 28 Years Ago Now 42, the woman had visited an ophthalmologist because her eyelid was swollen and drooping, and she could feel something solid under the skin, according to the journal BMJ Case Reports . The only story that one ups this nightmare is the time surgeons in the United Kingdom found a staggering 27 contact lenses balled up inside a patient's eye during what was supposed to be a routine cataract ... [Full Article...]

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan'

Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan' Alternatively, if restricting carbohydrate intake is a chosen approach for weight loss or cardiometabolic risk reduction, replacement of carbohydrates with predominantly plant-based fats and proteins could be considered as a long-term approach to promote healthy ageing. [Full Article...]

Measles outbreak affects 21-states, including Illinois, CDC says

Measles outbreak affects 21-states, including Illinois, CDC says On Wednesday, two more unvaccinated people living in the same house as the unvaccinated child were reported to have contracted measles . The disease is still common in parts of Europe, Asia, the Pacific and Africa. Measles was eliminated in the United States in 2000, meaning the disease was no longer regularly found in the country. The measles vaccine - known as the MMR or measles , mump... [Full Article...]

Connecticut police officers work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill

Connecticut police officers work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill As of now, no deaths have been reported, though two people are said to be experiencing life-threatening conditions. New Haven first responders were called to a similar overdose outbreak on the Green on July 4, when more than a dozen people were sick from synthetic marijuana. [Full Article...]

Study finds glyphosate in most oat food products

Study finds glyphosate in most oat food products The tests were commissioned by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group after internal FDA emails surfaced past year showing chemists at the agency were testing wheat, corn , and oat foods for glyphosate and had found "a fair amount in all of them", but had not yet released those results to the public. [Full Article...]

Starbucks introduces new vegan coffee drinks to its menu

Starbucks introduces new vegan coffee drinks to its menu Starbucks is stepping up their eco-friendly (and delicious) game by introducing a brand new plant-based protein blended cold brew smoothie, available today at participating locations. Starbucks Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew . Starbucks baristas craft the beverage by blending Starbucks Cold Brew with Coconutmilk, plant-based protein, cacao powder, Banana Date Fruit Blend and ice. [Full Article...]

Number of overdose victims near Yale rises to 76

The victims ranged in age; however, many are part of the homeless population in the city, police said. Some victims were said to be unconscious while others were vomiting, nauseated or lethargic. The city also saw more than a dozen synthetic marijuana overdoses in late January. "Do not come down to the Green and purchase this K2", New Haven Police Chief Anthony Campbell warned, according to ... [Full Article...]

But it may be filled with a deadly disease

But it may be filled with a deadly disease They found signs of a bacterium known in modern medicine to cause brucellosis , a highly contagious disease that can be transmitted from infected animals to humans through unpasteurized meat and dairy products . As Dr. Greco further stated, the cheese found in the Egyptian tomb will undoubtedly remain the oldest cheese in the world, possibly forever. "Altogether, these data confidently... [Full Article...]

Synthetic pot laced with opioid behind CT mass overdose

The CDC said a record 72,000 Americans died a year ago because of drug overdose - about 10 percent higher than previous figures. Synthetic opiates like fentanyl, which is 30-50 times more potent than heroin, are extremely risky, with high risks of overdose and death. [Full Article...]

Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment

Congo starts using experimental Ebola treatment A hygienist is seen inside an Ebola Treatment Centre run by The Alliance for International Medical Action (ALIMA) on 12 August 2018, in Beni. Five new cases have been confirmed, the ministry said, bringing the total number of cases between 57. [Full Article...]

Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

At least 76 overdoses occurred in New Haven , Connecticut, over a 24-hour period, WVIT-TV reported . "With the exception of one patient, thus far, the illnesses are largely not life-threatening and concentrated to a portion of the New Haven green ", Hartman said. [Full Article...]

NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students

NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students Thursday's announcement came as a surprise ending to the school's annual white coat ceremony, which marks the start of first-year students' medical careers . The newspaper said most medical students will still need to pay for their room, board and living expenses, which it estimated at about $29,000 year. [Full Article...]

Alphabet to invest US$375 million in health insurer Oscar Health

Alphabet to invest US$375 million in health insurer Oscar Health Health insurance start-up Oscar Health is getting a fresh round of funding from Google's parent firm Alphabet. "What's interesting to note is Oscar is not just innovating insurance, they also have projects where they're building clinics, electronic health records, and claims systems", noted Jodi Hubler, a managing director with Wayzata, Minnesota-based Lemhi Ventures. [Full Article...]

More Than 70 Overdoses In New Haven Spark Drug Investigation

Authorities said the patients had smoked "K2", a synthetic cannabinoid, mixed with the powerful opioid fentanyl. Cops described a grim scene on the Green - situated in downtown New Haven to the south and west of Yale's sprawling campus - which attracts homeless people and drug users throughout the year. [Full Article...]

Advocate Christ Medical Center Named Among Best in IL by U.S

Advocate Christ Medical Center Named Among Best in IL by U.S Other local hospitals that ranked on the state list are Sutter Medical Center, 16; Mercy San Juan Medical Center, 34; Mercy General Hospital, tied at 34; and Sutter Roseville, 43. "The citizens of our state can take great pride and comfort in the knowledge that their only public, statewide hospital system is consistently cited as one of the best in the country.". [Full Article...]


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