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Octopuses on MDMA act high just like HUMANS

Octopuses on MDMA act high just like HUMANS The study was further advanced with Eric Edsinger , a research fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Masscusetts, to see if octopuses and humans have common genetic make-up that made them react in similar manners. But under the effects of MDMA the stand-offish animals wanted to hug and spend time together, as opposed to their usual behavior of trying to fight each other to the death. [Full Article...]

People With Alzheimer's, Related Dementias in United States to Double by 2060 — CDC

People With Alzheimer's, Related Dementias in United States to Double by 2060 — CDC World Alzheimer's Day, on 21 September, is a focal point for charities and research organisations to raise awareness of all forms of dementia , as well as Alzheimer's . With so many suffering from it, one might think that there is plenty of impetus to research the disease and more than enough subjects for study. 'Many people actually put off getting a diagnosis because they are anxious about... [Full Article...]

Former LH woman drowns in SC flood waters

Former LH woman drowns in SC flood waters Two female mental-health patients in SC have drowned after the transport van, where they were being held in chains flooded on Tuesday, local ABC affiliate WPDE reports . Their names have not been released. Police officials told The Sun News that the deputies tried to help the victims, but couldn't open the van doors because the water was rising too fast. [Full Article...]

Study Shows Octopuses Given Ecstasy Get All Cuddly

Study Shows Octopuses Given Ecstasy Get All Cuddly Gul Dolen , the assistant professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the lead investigator of the experiment stated: "The brains of octopuses are more similar to those of snails than humans, but our studies add to evidence that they can exhibit some of the same behaviours that we can". [Full Article...]

It's time to start thinking about a flu shot

It's time to start thinking about a flu shot The Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) released its 2017 flu clinic schedule . Health officials recommend that almost all Americans get flu vaccinations to blunt the impact of a disease that annually infects millions. Harborview Medical Center has already treated one case of the flu this year. The peak of flu season comes sometime between December and February, but the season can ... [Full Article...]

Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk

Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk So yes, don't pop aspirin if you are healthy. "The increase in cancer deaths in study participants in the aspirin group was surprising, given prior studies suggesting aspirin use improved cancer outcomes", said Leslie Ford, M.D., associate director for clinical research, NCI Division of Cancer Prevention. [Full Article...]

Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters

Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters Harrowing police scanner audio provides details into the efforts to save the women, who could be heard talking as rescuers scrambled to save them. Despite persistent and ongoing efforts, floodwater rose rapidly and the deputies were unable to open the doors to reach the individuals inside the van. [Full Article...]

Your Daily Aspirin Use Could Be Hurting You, Research Shows

Your Daily Aspirin Use Could Be Hurting You, Research Shows They said that while higher all-cause mortality was observed among apparently healthy older adults who received daily aspirin , than among those who received placebo, this was attributed primarily to cancer-related death and in the context of previous studies , this result was unexpected and should be interpreted with caution. [Full Article...]

Here is what's new about Apple Watch Series 4

Here is what's new about Apple Watch Series 4 Pre-orders are available today through many retailers, but you will not find many Apple Watch 4 deals right now. Apple has apparently discontinued the high-end Watch Edition model of the Apple Watch . It also lets the device detect too high/ too low heart rates, can measure electro diagrams, check for signs of atrial fibrillation. Apple says the heart data can be shared with doctors throu... [Full Article...]

Intake Of Low Dose Of Aspirin Results In Risks Exceeding Benefits

Even worse, a third study on the topic found that those who used aspirin each day had a "higher all-cause mortality" among seemingly healthy older people than those who did not take aspirin. They found that the rates for major cardiovascular events, which including coronary heart disease, nonfatal heart attacks, and fatal and nonfatal ischemic stroke, were similar in both groups. [Full Article...]

Simcoe County West Nile Virus In Simcoe County News Centre News

Simcoe County West Nile Virus In Simcoe County News Centre News The Medical Association of Athens (ISA) in a statement urged authorities to step up preventive measures, noting that sporadic sprays do not solve the problem. Wear proper clothing and repellent if going outdoors in mosquito-prone areas, especially in the early morning and evening in the Washoe County area. [Full Article...]

A mother, baby among those who have died from Florence

A mother, baby among those who have died from Florence The Florence center is crawling inland over SC, but its main rain bands are hitting already-saturated North Carolina - setting up what may be days of flooding for some communities. The storm was also a factor in the death of a woman who suffered a heart attack since emergency crews couldn't reach her due to a fallen tree, as The Wall Street Journalreported. [Full Article...]

Health department confirms mosquito with West Nile Virus in Fayette County

Health department confirms mosquito with West Nile Virus in Fayette County The Clark County Health Department will continue to collect and test mosquitoes, as well as spray pesticides until the year's first freezing temperatures. Symptoms of the West Nile virus tend to appear two weeks after infection, and include fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and headaches. Through a news release the ISDH provided the following steps to help residents reduce the threat of West N... [Full Article...]

Apple unveils its priciest iPhone, new smartwatch

Apple unveils its priciest iPhone, new smartwatch The thicker, less flexible LCD display panel results in slightly larger bezels all around the XR than on the OLED iPhones. Because of its bigger display size, the pixel density is lower at 326ppi which is on par with the regular iPhone 8 . [Full Article...]

FDA puts e-cigarette companies on notice over teen access

FDA puts e-cigarette companies on notice over teen access It's simply not tolerable. "Today, we asked five e-cigarette manufacturers to put forward plans to immediately and substantially reverse these trends, or face a potential decision by the FDA to reconsider extending the compliance dates for submission of premarket applications", Gottlieb said. [Full Article...]

FDA Considering Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes

FDA Considering Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes E-cigs have become an nearly ubiquitous? and unsafe? trend among teens. "I'll be clear. The FDA won't tolerate a whole generation of young people becoming addicted to nicotine as a tradeoff for enabling adults to have unfettered access to these same products", Gottlieb said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

FDA takes ‘historic action’ on youth e-cigarette ‘epidemic’

It was "the largest coordinated enforcement effort in the FDA's history", according to the agency. "In enabling a path for e-cigarettes to offer a potentially lower risk alternative for adult smokers", he says , "we won't allow the current trends in youth access and use to continue, even if it means putting limits in place that reduce adult uptake of these products". [Full Article...]

‘Step change’ needed to address mental health in the workplace

Mind surveyed more than 44,000 employees and found that nearly half had experienced a mental health problem at their current job - and only half of this 48 per cent had talked to their employer about it. A Deloitte study released in 2017 found that mental health issues cost United Kingdom employers between £33 billion and £42 billion each year. "Now is the time for a step change in how we think ... [Full Article...]

Second case of West Nile virus reported in Maryland

Second case of West Nile virus reported in Maryland The California Department of Public Health confirmed two fatal cases of the West Nile virus in humans on Monday. The risk of serious illness or death is low. Repellents help keep mosquitoes from biting. However, most people who become infected with West Nile do not display symptoms. It is also important to be aware of peak mosquito hours, which are from dusk to dawn. [Full Article...]

Airport security trays germier than toilets, study reveals

Airport security trays germier than toilets, study reveals The study , which was published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases , took place at Helsinki Airport in winter 2016, where researchers took swabs of 90 different surfaces to determine what viruses lingered onto. It was also discovered that the bacteria could live on similar hard surfaces up to two days. The report also commented on the dangers of spreading diseases domestically and interna... [Full Article...]


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