Mass overdose of marijuana sees 76 'bodies dropping' in park

Bogucki said authorities aren't sure if all patients used the same drug. Officials said the patients were "all different ages" and that anti-overdose drugs given to some victims did not work. 71 people suffering from apparent overdoses were transpo... More..

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Ebola outbreak: 41 dead in DRCongo, new drug in use
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Ebola outbreak: 41 dead in DRCongo, new drug in use

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Tuesday that he's even more anxious about the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo) after his recent visit to the country, mainly because of th...More..

More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected

The overdoses continued late into Wednesday night. New Haven first responders were called to a similar overdose outbreak on the Green on 4 July, when more than a dozen people were sick from synthetic cannab...More..

New York University offers free tuition to all medical students
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

New York University offers free tuition to all medical students

The university has raised $450 million out of the $600 million it estimates it will need to cover the scholarships, including $100 million from Home Depot founder Kenneth Langone and his wife, Elaine, accordi...More..

Alphabet to invest US$375 million in health insurer Oscar Health
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

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

It also works with small businesses to provide health insurance . Its recent $375mn investment from Alphabet will see Oscar Health further enable the business to expand its reach into Medicare Advantage ...More..

by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dozens Overdose In Connecticut Park On Tainted Synthetic Marijuana

Paramedics were stationed at the New Haven Green in CT, which borders part of Yale University . "We heard from people on the Green that it potentially contained PCP, and some of the reactions in the emerge...More..

Health officials anxious about West Nile virus in Grand Rapids area
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Health officials anxious about West Nile virus in Grand Rapids area

The news comes amid a mosquito season that's already outpacing last year's season in New Jersey. Dead birds can often be an early sign of the presence of the virus in the environment, officials said. OH in pa...More..

Contraception app Natural Cycles approved by the FDA
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Contraception app Natural Cycles approved by the FDA

Women who rely on Natural Cycles as a pregnancy prevention method would have to use a special thermometer to take their " basal body temperature "-i.e., the body's temperature when it's still at rest, upon wa...More..

No. 1 solution for No. 2: San Francisco Poop Patrol
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

No. 1 solution for No. 2: San Francisco Poop Patrol

The Chronicle , however, good-naturedly trolled the city official, saying: "We're all out there looking for it, our eyes are trained on the sidewalks as we walk so as to avoid that terrible squishy feeling". I...More..

Tampa General ranked Florida’s second-best hospital in U.S
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

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

For example, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services often rates Rush University Medical Center more highly than Northwestern Memorial Hospital , awarding Rush five stars and Northwestern four i...More..

Recall Alert: FDA Warning About Two Thyroid Medications
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Recall Alert: FDA Warning About Two Thyroid Medications

Food & Drug Administration announced this month they're recalling thyroid tablets due to potential problems with an ingredient. The FDA says those ingredients were found to have deficiencies. Only one medicat...More..

Blue light from digital devices could accelerate blindness
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Blue light from digital devices could accelerate blindness

Ajith Karunarathne , assistant professor in the UT Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, said . Macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease that generally starts happening when someone hits their 50s-...More..

Google may launch new health and fitness assistant Google Coach
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Google may launch new health and fitness assistant Google Coach

Google recently released the latest iteration of its mobile operating system, Android 9 .0 Pie. Fast charging with third-party adapters seemed to have been working fine on Pixel XL running Android 8.1 Oreo...More..

by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Drug dealer arrested as dozens overdose in CT park

No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered life-threatening symptoms. Officials say people overdosed at the New Haven Green, close to the prestigious Yale University . This can produce s...More..

Dr Bumbum, Brazil plastic surgeon, charged with murder
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dr Bumbum, Brazil plastic surgeon, charged with murder

The surgeon - whose real name is Dr Denis Furtado - went missing after patient Lilian Calixto, 46, died in hospital after he carried out a buttock enlargement procedure on her. He has since been denounced by ...More..

Study Warns E-cigarettes More Harmful Than Previously Thought
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Study Warns E-cigarettes More Harmful Than Previously Thought

Public Health England (PHE) continues to urge smokers to switch to vaping , claiming they are around 95 per cent safer than tobacco. It was found that the vapour led to inflammation and damaged activity of al...More..

by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Arrest after dozens overdose in Connecticut park

The patients were taken to area hospitals for overdose-related respiratory illnesses, Officer David Hartman said. At least one arrest was made on the green. Authorities suspect K2, a manmade cannabinoid, is t...More..

Starbucks Offers New Vegan Options With Plant-Based Cold Brew Drinks
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Starbucks Offers New Vegan Options With Plant-Based Cold Brew Drinks

The drink is offered in Almond and Cacao flavors and will be available while supplies last. The beverages will be non-dairy, and made from pea and brown-rice protein, according to USA Today . Additionally, c...More..

Renewed calls for overdose prevention sites following string of deaths
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Renewed calls for overdose prevention sites following string of deaths

A team from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that only 29 percent of Americans are in favor of "safe consumption sites", but 45 percent support them when the name "overdose prevention s...More..

Alleged Fredericton gunman wounded by police in abdomen: Court document
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Alleged Fredericton gunman wounded by police in abdomen: Court document

Francis, hiding in her apartment with her stepson, said the whole thing ended just before 9 a.m., when a police officer knocked on her door and escorted her from the building. If the families of Burns and Coste...More..

Measles outbreak sweeping the US, CDC reveals
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Measles outbreak sweeping the US, CDC reveals

In 2015, 188 people contracted measles. Those cases were the result of exposure outside of the country. There have already been 107 cases reported this year; the majority were diagnosed in people who were not...More..

by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Northwestern Memorial ranked best hospital in IL

The magazine on Tuesday released its highly respected rankings of national, state and regional hospitals. Some of the adult specialties ranked are 1st for urology, 2nd for rheumatology and 3rd for both orthoped...More..

Researchers discover how blue light from displays accelerates blindness
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Researchers discover how blue light from displays accelerates blindness

Blue light is scientifically defined as short wavelength light belonging to the 400 to 495 nanometer range in the visible light spectrum, containing high amounts of energy. Macular degeneration begins with the...More..

Orca whale ‘Tahlequah’ releases dead calf after longest documented mourning period
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Orca whale ‘Tahlequah’ releases dead calf after longest documented mourning period

According to telephoto images, J35 is in good health despite concerns it wouldn't be able to hunt while carrying the carcass, Alaska Highway News reported. Unfortunately, the salmon has been in dramatic decli...More..

by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Exercise can substantially improve mental health

Engaging in exercises such as cycling, aerobics and gymming for more than three hours a day can worsen mental health than not exercising at all, a study has found. Prof Stephen Lawrie, head of psychiatry at the...More..

Scientists reveal how blue light from smartphones accelerates blindness
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Scientists reveal how blue light from smartphones accelerates blindness

Blue light emitted from smartphone and laptop screens speeds up blindness by transforming vital molecules in the eye's retina into cell killers, according to new research. "Photoreceptors are useless withou...More..

Salt Does Not Increase the Risk of Health Problems, Shows Study
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Salt Does Not Increase the Risk of Health Problems, Shows Study

However, according to research carried out previously by the World Health Organization (WHO) the sodium intake should be below 2 grams a day to reduce the global incidence of hypertension and strokes associated...More..

New research shows blue light from electronics leading to blindness
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

New research shows blue light from electronics leading to blindness

A new study conducted by the optical chemistry research division at The University of Toledo sheds light on the situation. The study, which was published in the journal Scientific Reports , explains that...More..

Health officials warn of hepatitis A in western Arkansas
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Health officials warn of hepatitis A in western Arkansas

The department will have free vaccination clinics during the next two weeks. Arkansas health officials have set up two vaccination clinics for the public after a Red Lobster employee tested positive. Hepatiti...More..

Maryland mom tested positive for opiates after eating bagel
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Maryland mom tested positive for opiates after eating bagel

After acknowledging the bagel defence, the case worker closed Eden's file. After her positive test, Eden was assigned a caseworker, and her newborn daughter had to stay in the hospital without Eden for five d...More..