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FDA permits marketing for controversial pregnancy prevention app

FDA permits marketing for controversial pregnancy prevention app The Natural Cycles app uses an algorithm that calculates the days of the month a woman is likely to be fertile based on daily body temperature readings and menstrual cycle information entered into a mobile device. The product though has generated controversy in Europe, where women have reported unplanned pregnancies while using it, including a British writer who wrote a first-person account ... [Full Article...]

New Haven park overdoses possibly caused by fentanyl

At the height of the situation, emergency crews were sprinting across the 16-acre park from victim to victim. No deaths have been reported, but two individuals had severe symptoms. 'It is taking people out very quickly, people having respiratory failure. The DEA is teaming up with New Haven police into investigating the overdoses. [Full Article...]

Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers

Long-term vaping may damage lung immune cells, warn researchers The study shows that e-cigarette vapor can do harm although it is not certain it will do harm. "There is an agenda to portray e-cigarettes as safe", Thickett said. "And there are some early studies that suggest that people using e-cigarettes have more respiratory symptoms, such as coughing and wheezing, than those using nothing at all". [Full Article...]

More than a dozen people overdose near Yale

No deaths have been reported, but two individuals had severe symptoms. The Rev. Luk De Volder, rector of the historic Trinity Church on the Green, told the paper there were ambulances on the Green on Monday night as well. local time. Emergency responders found people of a variety of ages suffering from a range of symptoms, including nausea, vomiting and lethargy. Connecticut Public Radio 's... [Full Article...]

Measles Outbreak Hits 107 People, In 21 States Which Includes NC

Measles Outbreak Hits 107 People, In 21 States Which Includes NC According to the CDC , 107 people in 21 states had the measles between January 1, 2018 and July 14, 2018. Symptoms show up in 10 to 14 days after exposure. Measles is designated as notifiable at the national level under the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, meaning all cases must be reported to the CDC. [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus detected in Wallaceburg

West Nile Virus detected in Wallaceburg A county review found that the Department of Children and Family Services took "considerable actions" in the case of 10-year-old Anthony Avalos, but nonetheless made a series of recommendations to minimize risks to other children in the future. [Full Article...]

Mayo Clinic tops US News & World Report's list of nation's best hospitals

Mayo Clinic tops US News & World Report's list of nation's best hospitals The Mayo Clinic was ranked No. 1 overall in Arizona and cracked the national honor roll, tied for 11th. But this year, another Boston institution made the top 20. News. Cleveland Clinic Florida was ranked fourth-best statewide, behind Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Tampa General Hospital and UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville. [Full Article...]

Police say presence in Fredericton's north side unrelated to shooting

Police say presence in Fredericton's north side unrelated to shooting Two civilians, Donnie Robichaud and Bobbie Lee Wright, were killed along with Const. Robb Costello and Const. Sara Burns, who were the first two police officers to respond to the call. Flowers are placed on a makeshift memorial outside the police station in Fredericton on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018. "We appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers during this hard time", the statement said. [Full Article...]

Tampa General ranked Florida’s second-best hospital in U.S

This marks the second time Mayo Clinic has been recognized with two hospitals on U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals Honor Roll ", which includes the top 20 hospitals in the nation. U.S. News compared more 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. They finished in the same order a year ago. This year, a total of 158 hospitals were nationally ranked ... [Full Article...]

Blue light from smartphones could accelerate blindness

Blue light from smartphones could accelerate blindness In order to see, you need a continuous supply of retinal molecules, otherwise your photoreceptors are essentially useless. "By learning more about the mechanisms of blindness in search of a method to intercept toxic reactions caused by the combination of retinal and blue light, we hope to find a way to protect the vision of children growing up in a high-tech world". [Full Article...]

The stunning, devastating, weekslong journey of an orca and her dead calf

The stunning, devastating, weekslong journey of an orca and her dead calf Mark Malleson, lead zodiac skipper with Victoria-based Prince of Whales Whale Watching, said he was shocked when spotting J35 towing her dead newborn near Sooke, B.C., in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off southern Vancouver Island. Exacerbating the problem is that orcas do not have babies often or in large numbers, and when they do, it is a long process. She was forever picking up the body as it sa... [Full Article...]

West Nile virus confirmed in Cabell County mosquitoes

West Nile virus confirmed in Cabell County mosquitoes The first mosquitoes to test positive this year for West Nile were found in late May in Glenview and Morton Grove . The federal Environmental Protection Agency said residents should "empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out items that hold water, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpots, or trash containers". [Full Article...]

Scientists give medicine to sick killer whale near Washington State

Scientists give medicine to sick killer whale near Washington State An worldwide team of experts has been waiting for an opportunity to get close to the female killer whale so they can carry out an emergency plan that includes giving it antibiotics or feeding it live salmon at sea. "We've been saying it for 20 years, the humans who have been studying these animals", Giles said, before noting that now "the animals themselves in the last three weeks, it's nearly lik... [Full Article...]

A brief update on what you knew

A brief update on what you knew Unlike similar studies, this was the first to have a narrow focus on semen quality and include information on a variety of indicators of testicular function, such as reproductive hormones and sperm DNA damage. After accounting for the men's activity, smoking , body mass index and even if the men enjoyed hot baths, the researchers found consistent differences in their semen samples . [Full Article...]

Maryland mom tested positive for opiates after eating bagel

Maryland mom tested positive for opiates after eating bagel A Maryland woman has learned that eating a poppy seed bagel before giving birth has consequences. Eden told the hospital employees she'd consumed the poppy seed bagel that morning, but they reportedly refused to retest and instead reported her name to state authorities. [Full Article...]

Jimmy Kimmel shuts down Kanye West's love for Donald Trump

Jimmy Kimmel shuts down Kanye West's love for Donald Trump Here are a few interesting takes from the 20-minute-plus " Jimmy Kimmel Live " interview which can be seen on YouTube . Rapper Kayne West described what it was like for him to be a supporter of President Trump in Hollywood Thursday night, but struggled to answer why he believed Mr. [Full Article...]

Alzheimer's Breakthrough: Eyes Can Be 'Read' for Early Detection

Alzheimer's Breakthrough: Eyes Can Be 'Read' for Early Detection Other diseases that impair vision that are typical of old age, such as cataracts, were not related to the risk of Alzheimer's. An upcoming free presentation will provide an overview of the latest developments in national and local Alzheimer's disease and dementia research for anyone interested in learning more about a medical condition that has become San Diego County's third leading cause o... [Full Article...]

Pentagon bans geolocators on apps

Pentagon bans geolocators on apps The Pentagon is banning the use of Global Positioning System on mobile devices in war zones and other sensitive locations, saying that fitness trackers and smartphone apps pose a " significant risk " to US military personnel. Because Strava's userbase there was nearly entirely made up of military personnel, United States bases were shining like a beacon, including the ones that are removed from ... [Full Article...]

Priyanka Chopra Finally Breaks Silence On Her Engagement With Boyfriend Nick Jonas!

Priyanka Chopra Finally Breaks Silence On Her Engagement With Boyfriend Nick Jonas! However, Priyanka revealed she doesn't need to "defend or explain" anything when it comes to her family, relationships, equations with people and decisions. So in films like Baywatch (2017) and Isn't It Romantic (2019), she plays characters that have nothing to do with her ethnicity as an Indian. Priyanka and Nick are believed to have met through their agents at the 2017 Met Gala aft... [Full Article...]

Harvard study issues shocking warning for female heart attack victims

Harvard study issues shocking warning for female heart attack victims The researchers found that male physicians appear to have trouble treating female patients. Scientists in the USA reviewed almost 582,000 heart attack cases over a period of 19 years. Even after accounting for these factors, women were still less likely to survive when treated by a male ER doctor. Emergency doctors and cardiologists, however, are wary of jumping to conclusions just yet. [Full Article...]


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