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Nurses Who Work In The Same ICU Are Pregnant


Nurse Jolene Garrow described it as "one after another after another". I mean, it's going to work, even if that wasn't their plan. Pregnant nurse Ashley Adkins added: 'They just roll their eyes! It hasn't gone unnoticed around the hospital, either. Read More »

Man arrested after overdoses at Connecticut park


He said this was the single largest concentration of overdose victims that the department had experienced. Dr. Kathryn Hawk, an Emergency Department physician at Yale New Haven Hospital , told the New Haven Register that the Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed the drugs contained K2 mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that's roughly 50 times more potent than heroin. Read More »

People, 2 Birds Test Positive for West Nile Virus, State Reports


West Nile Virus is spread to humans from the bite of infected mosquitos. This is the first bird this year that tested positive for West Nile virus in Door County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1. Dispose of tin cans, plastic containers, ceramic pots or similar water-holding containers that have accumulated on your property. Make sure to drill holes at the bottom of containers that are used for recycling. Read More »

United Kingdom lawmakers urge government to relax rules on e-cigarettes


The report , produced by the Commons Science and Technology Select Committee, says that cigarettes and e-cigarettes should not be considered as one and the same thing . E-cigarettes are not covered by the smoking legislation which bans the use of cigarettes in all enclosed public and work places. "E-cigs in teens are a gateway to subsequent smoking lit cigarettes and e-cig vapour contains a large number of toxins which in time will obviously harm users, and bystanders". Read More »

CDC: Fentanyl use drove record high overdose deaths in 2017


Some of the states that saw the largest increase were North Carolina and New Jersey, each reporting an increase of better than 20 percent in 2017. A Washington Post analysis of the report found that the increase in overdose deaths was largely due to a surge in the use of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. Read More »

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in Kansas, 20 other states


The CDC noted that measles is common in many parts of the world, and travelers continue to bring the disease into the United States. Worldwide, about 20 million people get measles each year, according to the agency. One of the most effective ways parents can keep their children safe from measles is to get them vaccinated. In 2015, the United States experienced a large, multistate measles outbreak linked to an amusement park in California. Read More »

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


Some people who overdosed returned to the green and overdosed again, officials said. He was also charged in connection with a February police operation. Often sold by corner stores in brightly colored packages under several brand names, K2 is made of a variety of dried plants and lawn clippings sprayed with industrial chemicals. Read More »

Mass Overdose Near Yale University Leaves Over 70 Sick


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 cannabis. WVIT reports that the man arrested "is believed connected to at least some of the overdoses" and "had drugs on him at the time of his arrest, [but] has yet to be charged in any of the overdose cases". Read More »

Google announces Android Pie (Go edition)


Support for different screen types - Wear OS by Google is available in both round and square screens, and some round devices also have a chin. With Android Go , users will find that the OS takes significantly less amount of space than even Android Nougat, which released before Oreo. Read More »

Starbucks Launches New Vegan Almond Butter and Cacao Cold Brew Smoothies


We can certainly hope so, as Starbucks said in the announcement of this new product that the launch was "inspired by our customers' love for Starbucks Cold Brew and a growing interest in plant-based proteins". Starting today, August 14, the two new Cold Brew options can be purchased at your local coffee shop. Maybe you don't want the banana date fruit blend and would rather a whole banana be used? Also, this drink could be a way to just have coffee in the morning but still have a side of ... Read More »

Weed-killing poison found in popular cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars


The researchers found the ingredient in all but two of 45 samples of products made with conventionally grown oats. Almost three in four of the products exceeded what the EWG classes safe for children to consume. Others say the study won't change their habits now, but hope there will be more research about the health effects in the future. Scott Partridge, the vice president of Monsanto, disagreed, telling the newspaper that, "glyphosate does not cause cancer, and did not cause ... Read More »

Overdose total hits 76 in CT park near Yale

Seventy-twopeople were rushed to nearby hospitals while four refused medical care. "Two individuals had life-threatening symptoms, and the others had non-life-threatening symptoms", he said. The city also saw more than a dozen synthetic marijuana overdoses in late January. "People smoked it, ingested it in some way, went down very fast, nearly right in their tracks". Read More »

Meat-eating peril of cutting back carbs


Dr Ian Johnson, emeritus fellow at the Quadram Institute Bioscience in Norwich, said: 'The national dietary guidelines for the United Kingdom, which are based on the findings of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, recommend that carbohydrates should account for 50% of total dietary energy intake. Read More »

Woman Gets Contact Lens Stuck In Eye For 28 Years


About 28 years ago. An MRI showed a "well-defined" cyst that measured eight by four by six millimeters just above her left eye. Well, 28 years later, doctors found the missing contact.embedded in a cyst in her left eyelid. Warning signs of a trapped contact lens typically include sharp or scratchy pain, light sensitivity and redness, but the woman had no symptoms once the shuttlecock injury healed. Read More »

FDA approves new generic version of the EpiPen for allergic reactions


Consumers and lawmakers have been clamoring for a generic version of the EpiPen ever since its manufacturer, Mylan , drastically hiked the price more than 400 percent in less than a decade. The soaring cost of brand name EpiPens, from drug maker Mylan, has led to uproar over the years. Mylan has also been facing supply issues. Mylan introduced its own half-priced generic version of the drug in 2016. Read More »

But it's probably filled with a deadly disease


And, in a study published by the journal Analytical Chemistry this week, they have been pretty clear that this gunk was cheese . Brucellosis outbreaks still occur today - and, if corroborated by other researchers, the infected cheese would be the oldest evidence of the disease on record. Read More »

Brazil's 'Dr Bumbum' charged with murdering patient

Police believe that Ms Calixto, a bank manager and married mother of two, suffered a racing heartbeat and hypertension and was taken to hospital by Dr Furtado. "Many people are selling a dream, a fantasy to patients in an unethical way and people, weakened, are often attracted to low prices, without considering whether or not the conditions are adequate", he said. Read More »

E-cigarette vapour disables protective cells in lungs


Still, the findings suggest that people should be cautious about choosing e-cigarettes for health reasons, said Ilona Jaspers of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who wasn't involved in the research. While e-cigarettes are safer than traditional cigarettes , they may still be harmful in the long term, he says , as the current body of research is in its infancy and not able to answer that question yet. Read More »

Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University

First responders scrambled all day Wednesday to handle almost 80 overdoses caused by what officials believe to be synthetic marijuana, which is commonly called K2. Police said Wednesday afternoon that they had made an arrest in connection to the overdoses, WFSB reports. Alston said many contend with mental health issues, making the drug abuse a medical issue in addition to a legal one. Read More »

Congo uses experimental Ebola treatment on patients


The mAb114 treatment was developed in the United States by the National Institutes of Health using the antibodies of the survivor of an Ebola outbreak in the western Congolese city of Kikwit in 1995. Ebola causes serious illness including vomiting, diarrhoea and in some cases internal and external bleeding. The new outbreak remains a high risk regionally and nationally, but "the risk of global spread is now at low level", Tedros said. Read More »

Arrest after 'mass overdose' in United States park


At one point, officials estimate that four to six people were dropping from overdoses at the same time and 25 of the overdoses happened within a three-hour stretch. Some people at the scene also told officials that the K2 was "possibly" laced with the drug PCP, a source tells CBS . The names of the suspects haven't been released. Read More »

Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S


The top hospital nationally was Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.; followed by Cleveland Clinic's parent hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. 5), pulmonology (No. 5) and geriatrics (No. 6). The publication also gives Mayo more number one specialty ranks than any other hospital in the country. Read More »

NYU will provide free tuition for all of its medical students


With a lower debt burden, the school is hopeful more students will pursue lower-paying fields, such as primary care, pediatrics and OB/GYN. The yearly tuition costs covered by the scholarship are $55,018. In December, Columbia University received a $250 million gift from Dr. Roy Vagelos and Diana Vagelos, of which $150 million created an endowment that will cover the tuition for medical students who are deemed to have financial need at the renamed Columbia University Vagelos College of ... Read More »

Google parent company invests $375 million in Oscar Health


The deal also finds longtime Google employee and former CEO Salar Kamangar joining Oscar's board. "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. Read More »

Dozens overdose in CT park as United States opioid crisis worsens

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. Three people who overdosed died after taking cocaine that had been laced with fentanyl, over a dozen others were hospitalized. Emergency responders rushed to one victim as officials were giving a news conference nearby late Wednesday morning. Read More »

Mosquitoes in 2 municipalities test positive for West Nile


Dee Jones, with the Alabama Department of Public Health, said. Butler County health officials have confirmed West Nile virus in a pool of mosquitoes for the first time this summer. At a site in Hackettstown, five dead crows and a hawk were found in a cluster. No human or animal cases of West Nile virus have been detected in the state this year. Read More »

UAB Hospital again highly ranked by US News & World Report


Rounding out the top 10 list of Chicago-area hospitals were NorthShore University Health-Evanston Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and three other Advocate hospitals: Good Samaritan in Downers Grove, Lutheran General in Park Ridge and Sherman in Elgin. Read More »

Are You Looking For Birth Control? There's Now an App For That


The Swedish-based company called Natural Cycles says women can use the app to track the days they are fertile based on body temperature readings and the timing of their menstrual cycles. And though the Natural Cycles app boosts over 625,000 users, it has not been without controversy. Basal body thermometers are more sensitive than regular thermometers and detect a minor rise in temperature, only about half of one degree Fahrenheit, around the time of ovulation. Read More »

At Least Two Dozen People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park Today

K2 is a synthetic cannabinoid related to marijuana that is frequently laced with other drugs, said Dr. Synthetic cannabinoids are often laced with other drugs, such as opioids, officials said. Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy tweeted that the emergency in New Haven was "deeply troubling and illustrative of the very real and serious threat that illicit street drugs pose to health of individuals". Read More »

New research suggest vaping harms lung cells


In terms of cancer risk, electronic cigarette is safer, but if you are fed for 20 or 30 years and this can cause COPD, then this is what the fighter needs to know. But most research has focused on the chemical composition of e-cigarette liquid before it is vaped. Professor John Britton, director of the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at the University of Nottingham, said this is a particularly poignant finding for those who plan on using e-cigarettes long term, rather than as a ... Read More »