Medicine

by | August 22, 2018 | 14:07

By their estimates , between six and 10 metric tons of plastic lenses are ending up in US wastewater plants every year, adding to the problem of microplastics in oceans, lakes and even commercial bottled water . Well, you shouldn't flush them down the toilet or wash them down the sink. They end up in wastewater treatment plants - and that's where things get a little dicey.

by | August 22, 2018 | 13:05

Eating carbohydrates in moderation seems to be optimal for health and living a long life, the research found. In-depth research With the study, 15,400 people from the US completed questionnaires relating to the food and drink they consumed, plus information about portion sizes.

by | August 22, 2018 | 02:37

Google today announced a major redesign of its Google Fit health-tracking app and service. Google have centred the new Google Fit around two main goals (based on recommendations from the AHA and the WHO), Move Minutes and Heart Points .

by | August 22, 2018 | 02:22

Forrest Tower, an information officer with the BC Wildfire Service, said smoke preventing aerial reconnaissance and firefighting operations was the "biggest struggle" for crews on the front lines. The free "OregonAir" app uses smiling and frowning emojis to show what air quality conditions look like in different parts of the state. "Definitely, it's a concern for people, especially those with asthma and other pre-existing conditions where this real poor air quality can definitely cause them ...

by | August 20, 2018 | 22:37

The ICU of the Banner Desert Medical Centre in Mesa, Arizona , got in the news today for a very mysterious coincidence that stunned the social media and is puzzling the hospital's patients for some time now. "The next day there were pickles and olives", the nurse said. These include tuberculosis, shingles or chemotherapy because of the radiation. One of the women said she and another nurse discovered they were pregnant, and were surprised to find that many of their colleagues are also ...

by | August 20, 2018 | 12:38

The CDC says there were 2,515 confirmed deaths from drug overdose from January 2017 to January 2018, almost 200 more than the previous year. Deaths involving natural opiates, including oxycodone and hydrocone seem to have plateaued. The lag time between death and when the data are available for analysis is longer for drug overdose deaths compared with other causes of death, the CDC says.

by | August 20, 2018 | 00:55

Campbell also released the results of tests indicating that the K2 causing the rash of overdoses had been laced with a substance called fubinaca. Authorities reported chaotic scenes of people falling unconscious. Initial tests from the Drug Enforcement Agency indicated that the victims had ingested pure K2, a synthetic drug marketed as similar to marijuana .

by | August 19, 2018 | 15:27

There has been one confirmed human case of West Nile virus this year. Make sure you don't have anything in and around your property that holds stagnant water. Dr. Levin says that those worrying about spooky-sounding viruses such as swine flu and West Nile shouldn't, unless the viruses begin to exhibit certain characteristics.

by | August 19, 2018 | 09:44

But do you think e-cigarettes should be made more widely available to help people stop smoking? Around 2.9 million people in the United Kingdom are now using e-cigarettes, with an estimated 470,000 using them as an aid to stop smoking, according to the report .

by | August 19, 2018 | 03:31

Of course, the woman couldn't immediately recall how the contact lens got there or how long it had been there. The MRI had revealed a cyst, which doctors surgically removed. The patient, who had been wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for 35 years, had not been attending regular eye test appointments. After the accident she never used rigid contacts again.

by | August 19, 2018 | 02:47

The researchers estimated that people who had a moderate carb diet at age 50 had a life expectancy of around 83-years-old, while for high-carb eaters it was 82 and it was 79 for low-carb people. "Such a stance is at odds with advice from WHO and government health bodies globally - including Public Health England - that recommend a carb intake to provide around half our daily calorie needs".

by | August 19, 2018 | 02:17

Measles is an airborne virus that spreads through coughing and sneezing. Symptoms generally appear about a week to two weeks after a person is infected, the CDC said , and begins with a high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes.

by | August 18, 2018 | 08:58

Out of the dozens of people rushed to the hospital, only two showed life-threatening symptoms, authorities said. Some victims tested positive for the powerful opioid fentanyl, but it appeared most if not all the overdoses were caused only by a potent batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana, said Dr.

by | August 18, 2018 | 07:11

Oats are the basis of many favorite children's snacks, including Cheerios and other baby finger-food cereals. Monsanto disputes that, saying in a statement , " glyphosate does not cause cancer " and "has a more than 40-year history of safe use".

by | August 18, 2018 | 03:44

Starbucks baristas craft the beverage by blending Starbucks Cold Brew with Coconutmilk, plant-based protein, cacao powder, Banana Date Fruit Blend and ice. Starbucks Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew . The almond brew will have distinct flavors of almond milk and almond butter, and the cacao drink will have coconut milk and cacao powder in it.

by | August 18, 2018 | 01:49

Fire Chief John Alston said, "People are self-medicating for several different reasons and every agency - police, fire, medical, hospitals - all are strained at this time". The city also saw multiple synthetic cannabis overdoses in late January. The drug causes anxiety, paranoia, panic attacks, hallucinations, increased blood pressure, convulsions and even death, among other effects.

by | August 18, 2018 | 01:01

Not only did the team find the world's oldest cheese , but they also found the first reported biomolecular evidence of this disease. 'One of these contained a solidified whitish mass, while a canvas fabric which might have covered it or used for its preservation was found in one of the fragments of the jar.

by | August 17, 2018 | 17:24

This year's hospital rankings were winnowed down from 4,655 medical facilities. In the 2017-18 rankings, UCD ranked 12th in gynecology, 26th in nephrology, 22nd in urology and 41st in the ear, nose and throat specialty. "This national recognition confirms what our patients tell us - that Baptist Health hospitals provide the very best of care", Colman said in a separate news release.

by | August 17, 2018 | 14:40

Synthetic opiates like fentanyl, which is 30-50 times more potent than heroin, are extremely risky, with high risks of overdose and death. "I'm extremely grateful for the timely and effective work of first responders who helped revive, transport, and save these victims", she said.

by | August 17, 2018 | 10:15

New Ebola alert in the Congo DRC was raised on July 25, after a woman and several members of her family died after showing symptoms compatible with the disease. Ebola is a highly infectious disease that causes a fever and often leads to massive internal bleeding and death. Tedros called for more aggressive and more flexible means during the fight against the virus.