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Medical Around 30 noxious Hogweed have been found in Virginia
Author: 0 Around 30 noxious Hogweed have been found in Virginia

The Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech said in a Facebook post 30 giant hogweed plants had been discovered in Clarke County, located between Winchester and Leesburg. It's advised to immediately wash the affected area and limit sun exposure for 48 hours after coming in contact with the plant because of how sensitive the skin is due to the sap.

Medical World Health Organization classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as a disease
Author: 0 World Health Organization classifies 'Gaming Disorder' as a disease

The WHO has included gaming disorder as a possible addictive behaviour in the latest International Classification of Diseases manual, a draft expected to be approved within a year. Do you think gaming is any worse a compulsion than watching the TV, surfing the web or looking at your smartphone for hours on end? "One can be addicted to really anything", said Audrey Nottke, the director of nursing over behavioral health services at Medical Center of Aurora.

Medical PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost
Author: 0 PM told to come clean on funding source for NHS boost

The prime minister said this will be partly funded by a " Brexit dividend " - money Britain will supposedly save from no longer contributing to the European Union's budget. We've written before about the concerns raised by think tanks and NHS senior managers that funding specifically targeted at the NHS has come at the same time as other elements of health spending, for example public health, have been falling.

Medical Gaming disorder is now classified as a mental health condition
Author: 0 Gaming disorder is now classified as a mental health condition

The agency and other experts were quick to note that cases of the condition are still very rare, with no more than up to 3 percent of all gamers believed to be affected. Housing almost 55,000 medical issues, the ICD-11 is used for clinical care, research, and is rarely given major revisions, so it is a legitimately big deal that gaming addiction has been added to its pages.

Author: 0 Rabid bobcat attacks grandmother, who throttles it to death

Phillips says she grew up in the country, where her father-in-law was once a trapper of bobcats. But soon she realized that she could not kill the animal alone, so, she called out for help. She said it came for her face. Phillips' cousin set up a Fundly.com account to raise money for her medical expenses; she's already collected $24,200 as of Saturday afternoon.

Medical UK releases medical cannabis oil for ill child
Author: 0 UK releases medical cannabis oil for ill child

Norman Baker, a former Home Office minister and Lib Dem MP, said he had called for a change in the laws on medicinal cannabis when in office but had been "obstructed all the way" by then home secretary Theresa May, who he accused of having "some sort of pathological fear of cannabis".

Medical The Plague Is Back: Idaho Child Shows Symptoms of the Rare Disease
Author: 0 The Plague Is Back: Idaho Child Shows Symptoms of the Rare Disease

It's unknown whether the child - whose identity was not disclosed - contracted the disease in Idaho or in or while on a recent vacation. It is most commonly transmitted through fleas, which contract the disease from rodents. "Wear insect repellent, long trousers and socks when visiting plague affected areas". To avoid rodents from settling near your home, clean up any areas that might be suitable for rodent nests, such as woodpiles and lots with tall grasses and weeds.

Medical Can religious belief make you live longer?
Author: 0 Can religious belief make you live longer?

The research team also considered the gender, age, marital status, religious affiliation and list of social and volunteer activities. Dr. Baldwin Way, an associate professor of psychology at Ohio State who co-authored the study, agreed. "We found that volunteerism and involvement in social organizations only accounted for a little less than one year of the longevity boosts that religious affiliation provided".

Medical Relay For Life of Goochland | Events
Author: 0 Relay For Life of Goochland | Events

The first lap is traditionally lead by survivors. The singing of the national anthem kicked off Relay for Life 2018 in Washington County. The Hero of Hope is an annual honor given to a cancer survivor or person who has been an exceptional caretaker for someone who has struggled with cancer.

Medical West Nile virus found in Grand Forks
Author: 0 West Nile virus found in Grand Forks

With the arrival of the warm days of summer, everyone and everything is more active- including ticks and mosquitoes. Mosquitos become infected when they feed on infected birds and can then spread the virus to other animals. If you are over 60 or have a weakened immune system you are at higher risk for severe illness from WNV. Mosquito surveillance: Working with various county health departments, starting in early summer, the department coordinates the weekly collection and identification of ...

Medical Prescribed Drugs May Lead To Depression
Author: 0 Prescribed Drugs May Lead To Depression

On the heels of a new landmark study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which showed suicide rates jumping significantly in almost every state since 1999, the researchers say the sheer bulk of people who may be taking the drugs is cause for some serious concern.

Medical Workplace foods may lead to unhealthy eating
Author: 0 Workplace foods may lead to unhealthy eating

According to this new survey, about one-quarter of American worker bees eat almost 1,300 calories at work per week and many of those calories are rich in fat and sugar. The food rarely included foot items such as fruit or whole grain. Onufrak said , "While work foods aren't really necessarily a huge source of calories overall in people's diets, I think they are still a significant source", adding, "If you look at the quality of the foods people got, it definitely did not necessarily ...

Medical Idaho boy diagnosed with plague
Author: 0 Idaho boy diagnosed with plague

The Central District Health Department says it's unclear if the child was exposed to the disease in Idaho or during a recent trip to Oregon. Plague was identified in 2015 and 2016 in ground squirrels found in the desert south of Interstate 84 in Ada County.

Author: 0 Reach out to those who may be struggling

With this rise in suicides, many are asking "What can I do to help someone who may be suicidal?" That month saw an additional 303 suicides compared with the year prior, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health.

Medical Namibia's Giant Baobab Trees Are Dying, Climate Change Blamed
Author: 0 Namibia's Giant Baobab Trees Are Dying, Climate Change Blamed

They can grow to be thousands of years old, and develop hollows inside so large that one massive baobab in South Africa had a bar inside it. For centuries - millennia even - they've towered over the savannah like giants from another world, but their long, nearly immortal watch is at last beginning to fade.

Medical Can a tick really paralyze a person?
Author: 0 Can a tick really paralyze a person?

A MS girl is lucky to be alive this week after contracting a rare tick-borne disease that temporarily cost her the ability to walk, Yahoo News is reporting. This condition caused the toxin found in the study. Symptoms do not start right away, but typically start to appear after the tick has been feeding on the person or animal for four to seven days.

Medical Kroger, Walmart pull recalled fresh-cut melon products
Author: 0 Kroger, Walmart pull recalled fresh-cut melon products

The multi-state outbreak has already hit at least 60 people, with over half of those individuals requiring hospitalization for their symptoms. As reported by The New York Times , packages of fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon and cantaloupe are now being recalled in Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio.

Medical Your kitchen towels could give you food poisoning, study suggests
Author: 0 Your kitchen towels could give you food poisoning, study suggests

The researchers found that 49 percent of the kitchen towels had bacterial growth, which increased significantly by size of family, extended family, and presence of children. "Humid towels and multipurpose usage of kitchen towels should be discouraged", Dr. Biranjia-Hurdoyal said. In total, 37 per cent of towels used in the experiment grew coliforms, 37 per cent tested positive for Enterococcus bacteria and 14 per cent developed Staphylococcus aureus .

Medical NY braces itself against Justice Department's assertion it won't defend ACA
Author: 0 NY braces itself against Justice Department's assertion it won't defend ACA

In its brief , also filed on June 7, the Justice Department abandoned its customary role of defending laws passed by Congress and took the side of Texas, agreeing that the mandate is now unconstitutional. Health care is already a dominant issue in this year's elections, with voters regularly citing it as a leading determinant for how they will vote. Congress, Trump eye new agency to invest overseas Good economic vibes fail to make GOP tax law popular MORE (Mass.), the top three ...

Medical Syphilis And Gonorrhea Rates Have Risen Within The Past Year In England
Author: 0 Syphilis And Gonorrhea Rates Have Risen Within The Past Year In England

Diagnoses of sexually transmitted infections in England have soared to record high in the last 10 years, according to the country's health department. "Health inequalities will remain and councils may be unable to respond effectively to unforeseen outbreaks". In Australia, syphilis cases increased by 107 percent and gonorrhea increased by 63 percent between 2011 and 2016, CNN reported .

Medical Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon
Author: 0 Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

If you have eaten pre-cut melon and have diarrhea, fever, and cramps, contact your health care provider. Both stores have removed all cut melon associated with this outbreak, MI health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control is tracking a multi-state outbreak of salmonella linked to pre-cut melon that has already sickened 60 people, including 10 in Missouri.

Medical Athenahealth (ATHN) Shares Sold by Sei Investments Co
Author: 0 Athenahealth (ATHN) Shares Sold by Sei Investments Co

Voya Invest Management Ltd Liability Co has invested 0% in athenahealth , Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHN ) on Monday, February 26. Tiaa Cref Invest Lc has 0.01% invested in athenahealth , Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) has "Hold" rating given by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Thursday, May 24 with "Hold". In a note released on Wednesday, 6 June, The Overweight rating of athenahealth (NASDAQ:ATHN) shares was maintained by PiperJaffray, who now has a $179 price target on ...

Medical How to get help for someone who might be suicidal
Author: 0 How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

The report said people without known mental health problems were more likely to die by firearms than those with known mental health problems. Firearms were found to be the most common method of suicide, again used by those both with and without mental health issues.

Medical Older breast cancer patients in England less likely to survive
Author: 0 Older breast cancer patients in England less likely to survive

The other looks at immunotherapy. According to first author Joseph Sparano of Montefiore Medical Centre in NY, "any woman with early-stage breast cancer 75 or younger should have the test and discuss the results" with her doctor. "She may have lost her life", her husband, Scott Satterfield, said recently, "but I hope someone else will gain from her trial". In this case study, they identified 62 mutations, and then tested samples of Perkins' tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) - a form ...

Author: 0 It shows the growing severity of the issue

Information about contributing circumstances for those who died by suicide was obtained via the National Violent Death Reporting System, which is relatively new and in place in only 27 states. This finding follows a 2017 CDC report that detailed the rise of suicide prevalence in rural U.S. counties. But Anestis believes that it's important to not beat around the bush when it comes to guns and to talk about the importance of things like setting waiting periods for purchase, and storing guns ...

Medical Breast Cancer study days some patients may not need chemo
Author: 0 Breast Cancer study days some patients may not need chemo

The study, released this weekend, finds women with the most commonly diagnosed form of breast cancer may not have to undergo chemotherapy. The study, led by the Albert Einstein Cancer Center in NY, is a rare cancer breakthrough as it can save money and instantly change practice.

Medical Naloxone Drugmaker Pulls Doses From The Shelves
Author: 0 Naloxone Drugmaker Pulls Doses From The Shelves

No instances of adverse reactions have been reported, according to the recall announcement . A drug company is recalling some lots of the opiate antidote Naloxone due to a risk of embedded or loose particles on the syringe plunger. Intra-nasal naloxone products, primarily prescribed for take-home administration in case of emergency, should not be affected by this recall. It is available as a sterile solution for intravenous, intramuscular, and subcutaneous administration.

Author: 0 Social Security must reduce benefits in 2034 if reforms aren’t made

The DI trust fund, on the other hand, is projected to be exhausted in 2032, extended from last year's estimate of 2028. Medicare provides health insurance for about 60 million people, most of whom are age 65 or older. And the trustees now say that program is going to be insolvent in 2026 - or roughly the same time as we are from the passage of Obamacare. President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise not to cut Social Security or Medicare, but he hasn't offered a blueprint for either program.

Medical Immunotherapy Drug Keytruda Halts 'Untreatable' Prostate Cancer In Some Men
Author: 0 Immunotherapy Drug Keytruda Halts 'Untreatable' Prostate Cancer In Some Men

With regard to patients' definitive prostate cancer treatment, 186 (94%) patients had undergone radical prostatectomy (RP) and the remaining 11 (6%) received external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). Importantly, the medications only work for some patients. However, the researchers were expecting it, since immunotherapy only works for some patients.

Medical Miss America ditches swimsuit competition in sweeping overhaul of pageant
Author: 0 Miss America ditches swimsuit competition in sweeping overhaul of pageant

The Miss America pageant is re-branding itself as competition in which judges will now evaluate candidates based on their brains rather than their brawn. What a positive change. Discussing the new changes Miss America is instituting, Carlson acknowledged the organisation was responding to the #MeToo movement.

Medical Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study Finds
Author: 0 Many Breast Cancer Patients Can Skip Chemo, Big Study Finds

Earlier research found that a patient with a high-risk case, or score of 26-100, would benefit from chemotherapy , while a patient at the lower end with a score of 10 and under would not. In this latest study, researchers focused on the 69 percent of the clinical trial's participants who had mid-range test scores. To conduct the study, women in the intermediate groups were either prescribed chemotherapy or given treatment absent of the use of chemotherapy.

Medical New immunotherapy approach brings promises for some cancer patients
Author: 0 New immunotherapy approach brings promises for some cancer patients

This study helps clear up the women who score in between - and concludes that, in terms of a cancer recurrence, it makes no difference whether a woman who falls in the 11 to 25 range was given chemo or not. Patients were randomly assigned to receive chemotherapy followed by hormonal therapy or hormone therapy alone. Doctors in the USA combined two different forms of immunotherapy after conventional hormone treatments and chemotherapy failed.

Medical Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she will lose provincial election
Author: 0 Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne admits she will lose provincial election

Landsman said that the conservatives will not balance the budget in the first or second year of his term, but I'll try to get the budget back to normal as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, Windsor-Tecumseh candidate Remy Boulbol said in a written statement that Wynne has been an "inspiration to me as a woman looking to enter politics", and that the Liberal platform remains best for Ontario.

Medical Mother marches son at Relay for Life
Author: 0 Mother marches son at Relay for Life

Catherine and her children have now signed up to be part of the Million Dollar Fitness team at this year's Legenderry Relay for Life event to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Symbolizing the battle waged around the clock by those facing cancer, the event can last up to 24 hours and empowers communities to take a stand against cancer.

Medical India health minister reviews situation, Kerala Gov’t issues health advisory
Author: 0 India health minister reviews situation, Kerala Gov’t issues health advisory

Kolkata : The fluid samples of a soldier, who died in Kolkata , days after returning from his hometown in Kerala, have tested "negative" for Nipah virus infection, a defence official said today. The concerned people were reportedly in the contact list of those who have fallen victims to the deadly virus. Meanwhile, the people in Kozhikode district are taking extra precautions even after the state government's assurance that the situation is under control.

Medical Gridlock over: Va. lawmakers approve Medicaid expansion
Author: 0 Gridlock over: Va. lawmakers approve Medicaid expansion

Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to sign the budget in coming days. Wednesday's voting marked the end of a more than four-year battle over whether Virginia should expand the publicly funded health care program for the poor. Republicans in Virginia's General Assembly have resisted Medicaid expansion for years, despite the fact that 61 percent of residents supported it as early as September 2014 .

Medical American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer screening at 45 - not 50
Author: 0 American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer screening at 45 - not 50

The group lowered its guidelines after research clearly showed people are getting colorectal cancer at younger and younger ages in the U.S. Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a physician with GHS. The recommendation is a qualified one with the ACS previous recommendation from 2008 that such screening begin at 50 remaining a strong recommendation as results verifying the effectiveness of screening those between 45 to 50 is limited.

Medical For the first time, scientists 3D-print human corneas
Author: 0 For the first time, scientists 3D-print human corneas

The corneas are possible using a special bio-ink, that the researchers create by mixing healthy donor cornea stem cells with a gel called alginate , which is taken from seaweed, and collagen . Ebenezer also added, "However, it is important to note that this is still years away from potentially being available to patients and it is still vitally important that people continue to donate corneal tissue for transplant as there is a shortage within the UK".

Author: 0 Death toll rises to 5 in US tainted lettuce outbreak

There is typically a lag between the time when someone falls ill and the CDC is alerted. Canadian health officials also recently identified E. coli cases in several provinces that could potentially be linked to the outbreak in the United States.

Medical Health Watch: New Guidelines To Help Prevent Colon Cancer
Author: 0 Health Watch: New Guidelines To Help Prevent Colon Cancer

What are the signs of colon cancer? But not everyone agrees with a starting age of 45. The new ACS guideline here also recommends people, who are in good health and with a life expectancy of more than 10 years, should continue regular colorectal cancer screening through the age of 75.

Medical Get Ready for New Fairfield Relay for Life on June 2
Author: 0 Get Ready for New Fairfield Relay for Life on June 2

Wellington has worked in health promotion at Lambton Public Health since 2006, and for the YMCA for 25 years before that. While producing a local TV morning show at a now defunct station in Branson, she was sacked on April 1, 1994, and at first believed it to be an April Fools' Day joke.