Health Dept. will offer free HIV testing Wednesday

Visit CDC to find a free test near you. HIV cannot be detected by any of the tests immediately after infection, although post-exposure prophylaxis or PEP medicine can prevent infection if taken within 72 hours of potential exposure to the vi... More..

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Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranked among best in US
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin ranked among best in US

Rounding out the top five performers are Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. The hospital serves 29 counties and has pediatric ambulances dedica...More..

Amazon just put the entire pharmaceutical industry on notice
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Amazon just put the entire pharmaceutical industry on notice

Shares of both CVS and Express Scripts were down in premarket trading in NY. "PillPack makes it simple for any customer to take the right medication at the right time, and feel healthier", its cofounder and...More..

Wednesday is HIV Testing Day in Kalamazoo
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Wednesday is HIV Testing Day in Kalamazoo

She said the goal of UNAIDS now, is to have 90 per cent of affected people living, and to achieve this goal, it was important to engage traditional leaders in local communities to partner the GAC and USAID. P...More..

Flight Attendants Show Higher Cancer Risks
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Flight Attendants Show Higher Cancer Risks

Out of 5,366 flight attendants who took part in the study, just over 15% reported ever having been diagnosed with cancer. Cancer rates in male flight attendants were almost 50 percent higher for melanoma and ...More..

Another wave of sales leaves GE a vastly changed company
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Another wave of sales leaves GE a vastly changed company

The company's latest round of winnowing arrived Tuesday, the first time since 1907 that General Electric Co. will not be a member of the exclusive Dow Jones industrial average at the opening bell. "As an in...More..

by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Airline crews at greater risk of cancer says study

USA flight attendants may be more likely than other Americans to develop several types of cancer including tumours of the breast, uterus, cervix, thyroid and skin, new research suggests. She said circadian rhyt...More..

FDA approves first medicine made from marijuana
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

FDA approves first medicine made from marijuana

The drug is derived from the cannabidiol of cannabis , and, as the plant is yet to be decriminalized by federal regulators, its approval gives GW Pharma a lead among cannabis-exposed companies in the US fi...More..

by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

For first time ever, FDA approves marijuana-derived medicine

Epidiolex was approved for patients age 2 and older who suffer from Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes . The drug is made of cannabidiol (CBD), a component of marijuana that doesn't give users a high. Since ...More..

Woman says Walgreens pharmacist refused to fill prescription to end her pregnancy
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Woman says Walgreens pharmacist refused to fill prescription to end her pregnancy

Ms Arteaga later said she filed a complaint with the Arizona Board of Pharmacy and picked up her prescription from another Walgreens pharmacy. After learning her child's development had stopped, Nicole Mone s...More..

ODH declares statewide community outbreak of hepatitis
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

ODH declares statewide community outbreak of hepatitis

Cases of hepatitis A dropped by 95 percent since the hepatitis A vaccine first became available to the United States in 1995, but several states have been dealing with hepatitis A outbreaks in the last two year...More..

by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Walgreens pharmacist denied mother medication to end pregnancy because of his beliefs

Ms Arteaga said she left the store in tears, "ashamed and feeling humiliated". I can't be the only one who has gone thru this, ' she wrote. In the case of a fetus failing to develop, it is performed to prevent ...More..

First Human Case of West Nile Virus In Illinois For 2018
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

First Human Case of West Nile Virus In Illinois For 2018

In 2017, 47 states had at least one citizen infected with West Nile Virus via mosquito bite. West Nile is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. Try to keep doors and windows shut. Residents in af...More..

Viruses Present In 95 Percent Of People Linked To Alzheimer
by | Monday, June 25, 2018

Viruses Present In 95 Percent Of People Linked To Alzheimer

The researchers were initially looking to come up with drugs to treat the disease but after making the computers models and running their data through it, preliminary results indicated that the genes changing i...More..

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Mitigate Opioid Crisis
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

House Passes Legislation Aiming to Mitigate Opioid Crisis

Privacy advocates have raised concern that the measure could discourage addicts from seeking treatment for fear of retaliation if their addiction is leaked to law enforcement . The U.S. House passed legislat...More..

More evidence for controversial theory that herpesviruses play role in Alzheimer's disease
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

More evidence for controversial theory that herpesviruses play role in Alzheimer's disease

If the findings eventually pan out, they could lead to new targets for Alzheimer's treatment. The research group, including experts from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Arizona State University,...More..

Laser pointer leaves boy with hole in his eye
by | Sunday, June 24, 2018

Laser pointer leaves boy with hole in his eye

Well, in case you were thinking about trying it, the New England Journal of Medicine would like to remind you that doing so is dumb as hell (our words, not theirs). Eighteen months after he came in, there wer...More..

by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Psychiatric Disorders Share Overlapping Genetic Risk

Primarily focused on these 25 disorders , Anttila and his team combed through over 1 million genomes from populations of European ancestry; about 265,000 of those came from patients with diagnosed neurological...More..

Actresses who swear by yoga fitness
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Actresses who swear by yoga fitness

Here are five actresses who remind you that doing the "downward dog" is great for you. "Bebo knows her body so well, so we knew exactly what works for her". Milind Soman: My contribution to the 1,00,000 Suryana...More..

by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

June 2018 - Transgenderism no longer a mental illness: WHO - News - SHOWCASE

A remarkable 63 percent of respondents in the 2012 National Transgender Discrimination Survey said that they 'd "experienced serious acts of discrimination-events that would have a major impact on a person'...More..

450 lives shortened by hospital regime of administering opioids - inquiry
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

450 lives shortened by hospital regime of administering opioids - inquiry

The report said: "There was an institutionalised regime of prescribing and administering "dangerous doses" of a hazardous combination of medication not clinically indicated or justified, with patients and rel...More..

Kate Spade's foundation to donate $1 million to mental health organizations
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Kate Spade's foundation to donate $1 million to mental health organizations

The 55-year-old fashion designer killed herself June 5, 2018. "Mental illness does not discriminate; it is complicated and hard to diagnose and can often be life-threatening", Anna Bakst, CEO of Kate Spade N...More..

Trump Administration Releases Rules on Association Health Plans
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Trump Administration Releases Rules on Association Health Plans

When it first published the AHP rules in January (subject to a comment period of 60 days), the DOL noted that up to 11 million Americans working for small businesses/sole proprietors and their families la...More..

Alzheimer's may be triggered by herpes virus
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Alzheimer's may be triggered by herpes virus

These results could provide a new avenue of research aimed at preventing and treating Alzheimer's, said Keith Fargo , director of scientific programs and outreach for the Alzheimer's Association . "We mappe...More..

Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould called the legislation - which still requires royal assent to become law - "transformative". Until then, Wilson-Raybould urges Canadians to follow existing laws surrounding...More..

State reports 1st human case of West Nile virus
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

State reports 1st human case of West Nile virus

The research team said it discovered the method while researching sage grouse populations in the intermountain west, adding sage grouse populations suffer adverse impacts from mosquitoes transferring viruses li...More..

GOP aims at stopping family separation with immigration votes Thursday
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

GOP aims at stopping family separation with immigration votes Thursday

The House of Representatives planned to vote on Thursday on two bills created to halt family separations and address a range of other immigration issues. "If that's what he's done, then that's a good thing"...More..

International Yoga Day 2018
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

International Yoga Day 2018

He has also spearheaded an initiative to reclaim the discipline as an historic part of Indian culture since his Hindu nationalist government came to power in 2014. At least 5,000 events big and small took place...More..

Iowan Lobby Washington for Pancreatic Cancer Research
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Iowan Lobby Washington for Pancreatic Cancer Research

A family history of pancreatic cancer is typically a prerequisite for patients to be eligible to have their exome sequenced to reveal the presence or absence of cancer predisposition genes. However, if genetic ...More..

Video game addiction is now officially recognised as an illness
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Video game addiction is now officially recognised as an illness

Continuing the same damaging gaming behavior despite negative consequences such as deterioration of personal, family, social, educational, occupational interactions and responsibilities. In addition, ICD is t...More..