Medical

CDC: Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come

CDC: Flu Hammering Country, With More to Come Hardy said the staff is asking anyone with flu symptoms to not visit the hospital "for the safety of our patients". Public health officials have announced eight more flu-related deaths in Iowa. CT is still four to six weeks out from peak flu season, but in just the last three months the state has seen more than one thousand confirmed flu cases. [Full Article...]

Health officials: 15 deaths, 'high level' of hospitalizations reported from flu

Health officials: 15 deaths, 'high level' of hospitalizations reported from flu Jonathan Ballard. "Both Marin General and Novato Community have been inundated with influenza cases", said Dr. Alexander Evens, an infectious disease specialist in San Rafael. Anton encouraged people to get flu shots if they haven't already and, if infected, to stay home and be aware. Many health plans cover the cost of the vaccine with no copay. [Full Article...]

Washington prepares to deploy "usable" nuclear weapons

Washington prepares to deploy The D5 missiles, each costing approximately $66 million, will carry warheads more than 30 times the destructive power of the Hiroshima bomb. The Pentagon-led review proposes studying the possibility of a "rapid development of a modern SLCM" and the modification of an unspecified number of existing submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) warheads to provide a "low-yield" option. [Full Article...]

Ryan Murphy responds to criticism from Versace family

Ryan Murphy responds to criticism from Versace family Orth", FX and Versace's production company, Fox 21, said in a statement per TV Guide. The statement calls the book "full of gossip and speculation" and "full of contradictions". The family then condemned the TV series in its entirety for taking Orth's book as a work of nonfiction. "Gianni Versace was a courageous and honest man, who engaged in humanitarian work for the benefit of others". [Full Article...]

Prius races down Burbank street alongside torrent of mud, debris

Prius races down Burbank street alongside torrent of mud, debris Franklin says he called into work, and saw the terrifying scene outside his window like a 'torrent of water, and boulders, and rocks, and mud that was a constant flow'. "They looked like wadded-up pieces of paper", he said. 'You couldn't even recognize what it was to begin with'. With its headlights and windshield wipers on, the vehicle could be seen in the 26-second video going down Country Club ... [Full Article...]

Raw meat danger to pets and owners

Raw meat danger to pets and owners Four products (11%) contained the parasite Sarcocystis cruzi and another four contained Sarcocystis tenella. "Despite the relatively low sample size of frozen products in our study, it is clear that commercial RMBDs may be contaminated with a variety of zoonotic bacterial and parasitic pathogens that may be a possible source of bacterial infections in pet animals and if transmitted pose a ri... [Full Article...]

Trump Trades Blows with Canada

Trump Trades Blows with Canada Ottawa's 32-page complaint packs a wallop, accusing the USA of violating WTO rules in anti-dumping and countervailing duty probes focused not. For instance, in the softwood lumber dispute, Canada has filed for the creation of an independent binational panel of experts under chapter 19 to decide on both the validity of the U.S. [Full Article...]

President Trump signed an executive order to promote broadband in rural areas

President Trump signed an executive order to promote broadband in rural areas President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to give rural areas access to high-speed broadband network, reports USA Today . Trump spent some time in his address on the new tax law he signed shortly before Christmas, telling producers about the $5.5 trillion in tax cut that will be offset by $4 trillion in other revenue changes. [Full Article...]

Skagit County reports first flu-related death this season

Skagit County reports first flu-related death this season To be effective, the drugs must be taken in 12 to 48 hours from onset of symptoms, which include cough, muscle aches and fever. What is the H3N2 flu strain? Category A, is a further broken down into specific strains of the virus, and one of these is H3N2. [Full Article...]

Myanmar: Military's mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial killings of Rohingya

Myanmar: Military's mass grave admission exposes extrajudicial killings of Rohingya The United Nations has previously described the operation as ethnic cleansing and accused the military of murder, torture and rape . The military commander recently said it would be for the Buddhist residents of Myanmar to decide when, and how many, Rohingya returned. [Full Article...]

Millie Bobby Brown to star in 'Enola Holmes Mysteries' film series

Millie Bobby Brown to star in 'Enola Holmes Mysteries' film series Millie has previously starred in the movie " Godzilla: King of Monsters ", which was also bankrolled by Legendary Entertainment . Springer's series began with The Case of the Missing Marquess in 2006. The first and fifth books in the series were nominated for Edgar Awards in 2007 and 2010. Although the entire cast of the Netflix megahit Stranger Things has found their popularity and car... [Full Article...]

Boy dies from flu as OH hospitals report increase in cases

Boy dies from flu as OH hospitals report increase in cases It is still too soon to say just how bad this flu season will be, but there are troubling signs in some places. The county Department of Public Health on Wednesday said 36 deaths have been attributed to flu compared to 13 flu deaths at the same time past year. [Full Article...]

Are Women Hardier Than Men?

Are Women Hardier Than Men? Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark looked at historical data on death rates for both women and men who endured famines - like the Irish potato starvation, the Ukraine starvation and the Swedish starvation - along with disease outbreaks and found that women outlived men nearly every time. [Full Article...]

Smoke once & you're hooked, study confirms

Smoke once & you're hooked, study confirms Researchers searched global databases for studies examining cigarette experimentation and smoking habits, including research from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The team analysed data from the United Kingdom, the US, New Zealand, Australia and Canada. The Delhi Police are fining people found smoking in public places, during its four-day trial against smoking in public plac... [Full Article...]

'I'LL BEAT OPRAH': Trump says presidential race will be 'fun'

'I'LL BEAT OPRAH': Trump says presidential race will be 'fun' I don't think she's going to run ", Trump said . Furthermore she added, : "So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue", she said. [Full Article...]

Mamata Banerjee remembers Har Gobind Khorana on birth anniversary

Mamata Banerjee remembers Har Gobind Khorana on birth anniversary The doodle was meant to celebrate the 96th birthday of the biochemist. - He was born in a small village in Raipur . Nobel prize victor, Dr. Khorana obtained a degree in Punjab University in Lahore and lived in British India till 1945. [Full Article...]

Platelet, blood donors needed

Platelet, blood donors needed That's why National Blood Donor Month is in January. The Red Cross encourages individuals to make a donation appointment and to complete a RapidPass online health history questionnaire to help speed up the donation process. The RED25 program is aimed at uniting workplaces, community groups, schools and universities across the country to save lives through blood donations. [Full Article...]

CNN's Jake Tapper cuts off 'obsequious' White House 'factotum' in contentious interview

After Mr Trump tweeted about having a bigger "nuclear button" than North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, more than 100 medical professionals signed a letter saying they were "deeply concerned" about the President's "psychological aberrations". [Full Article...]

Winning $450M Mega Millions ticket sold in Port Richey

Winning $450M Mega Millions ticket sold in Port Richey The biggest Mega Millions jackpot was in 2012, when three winners split $656 million. It is rare for both of the U.S.' largest jackpots to grow to such large amounts at the same time-but in the last three years the rules for both games have been tweaked to give them longer odds and larger, more eye-catching jackpots. [Full Article...]

What is a 'bomb cyclone' and what will happen when it arrives?

What is a 'bomb cyclone' and what will happen when it arrives? Here is the latest from WPC regarding the East Coast winter storm for Wednesday and Thursday. By the time the storm reaches New England, its central pressure will have dropped 53 millibars in only 24 hours, an astonishing pressure drop unheard of outside of a hurricane-strength storm. [Full Article...]


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