Medicine

New form of coronavirus from China reported in Japan

New form of coronavirus from China reported in Japan Despite the first exported case of novel coronavirus from the Chinese city of Wuhan , the World Health Organization (WHO ) said Tuesday that there is no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission based on available information. January 1 2020: A seafood market was closed for environmental sanitation and disinfection after being closely linked with the patients. There have since been no ne... [Full Article...]

US Officials Will Screen Travelers from China for New Virus

US Officials Will Screen Travelers from China for New Virus Officials are expecting about 5,000 passengers will be screened over the next few weeks at New York City's JFK International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and San Francisco International Airport. Chinese health officials closed the market for cleaning and disinfection on January 1. And while there has been no confirmation of human-to-human transmission yet, the new patients in Thail... [Full Article...]

China reports first death from pneumonia caused by new type of coronavirus

China reports first death from pneumonia caused by new type of coronavirus Two of them have been discharged from hospital and the rest are in stable condition, while 739 people deemed to have been in close contact with the patients have been cleared, it said. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission , the diagnoses showed 41 cases suffer from pneumonia caused by a preliminarily determined new type of coronavirus. [Full Article...]

West Virginia seeing 'significant uptick' in flu cases

West Virginia seeing 'significant uptick' in flu cases According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , 27 pediatric flu deaths had been reported from other states as of January 4. Flu cases and flu-related hospitalizations have risen sharply since October, with at least 6.4 million reported cases and 55,000 hospitalizations, according to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Pats: Derrick Henry drives 75 yards by himself, scores TD

Pats: Derrick Henry drives 75 yards by himself, scores TD ESPN analyst Bart Scott, who was once a rival of Brady's when he played for the New York Jets, says there's another team in the league that would be a "perfect" fit for the veteran QB: the Los Angeles Chargers. If it turns out to have been Brady's final game for the Patriots, it could hardly have ended in a worse way, as his final pass was intercepted by former team mate Logan Ryan for a ... [Full Article...]

Vietnam wary as China pneumonia outbreak could be linked to SARS

Vietnam wary as China pneumonia outbreak could be linked to SARS The organisation said hospitals across the city have treated a "successive series of patients with unexplained pneumonia". At its height, SARS infected more than 8000 people worldwide, killing 349 in mainland China and a further 299 in Hong Kong between 2002 and 2003. [Full Article...]

Oregon child dies of flu-related illness: health officials

Oregon child dies of flu-related illness: health officials The Ministry of Health advised of the increase in deaths in its weekly flu update yesterday, as it also again called on the population to access thousands of vaccines offered for free at district health centres. If you do get sick, Chantal Porter recommends that you stay home to avoid passing the flu to others, get some rest, drink plenty of fluids and wash your hands frequently to reduce the risk... [Full Article...]

8th Flu-Related Death Reported In Arkansas For 2019-2020 Season

8th Flu-Related Death Reported In Arkansas For 2019-2020 Season The latest Influenza and Respiratory Illness Activity Report states there were 61 people hospitalized for the flu for the week ending on December 14. "The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season". Lifshitz explained that even if you do get a flu shot, that doesn't mean you are guaranteed to not get sick. [Full Article...]

Court: Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional, sends law back to lower court

Court: Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional, sends law back to lower court A USA appeals court ruled on Wednesday that a component of the Obamacare law is unconstitutional, but dodged a major ruling by stopping short of declaring that the rest of the landmark 2010 healthcare statute must also be struck down. With the health law's ultimate fate still in doubt, Democrats will argue that Republicans are trying to strip coverage away from 20 million Americans. [Full Article...]

Pet store puppies source of antibiotic-resistant germ outbreak — CDC

Pet store puppies source of antibiotic-resistant germ outbreak — CDC Four people have been hospitalized, but no deaths are reported. Thirty people from 13 states have been infected with Campylobacter jejuni . Of the 15, a dozen said they got sick after visiting the national Petland chain. Always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after touching your puppy or dog, after handling their food, and after cleaning up after them . [Full Article...]

Democrats impeachment report: Trump misused office to solicit election help from Ukraine

Democrats impeachment report: Trump misused office to solicit election help from Ukraine The factual basis for the drawing up of articles of impeachment will be supplied by the House Intelligence Committee, which began reviewing a draft majority report based on weeks of closed-door and public hearings held on Trump's actions in relation to Ukraine. [Full Article...]

Vapes better for heart health than cigarettes, study says

Sweanor pointed out that the current panic around vaping could undo the positive results that have been achieved thanks to e-cigarettes so far. The patient has been discharged and has stopped smoking , the department said. The first study published November 1 in the Annals of American Thoracic Society has found an association between adult e-cigarette use and the diagnosis of asthma in U.S. [Full Article...]

Vaping Illnesses Linked to Vitamin E Acetate, CDC Says

Vaping Illnesses Linked to Vitamin E Acetate, CDC Says Then, a Mayo Clinic team of researchers reported that biopsies of lung tissue taken from EVALI patients were similar to those taken from chemically burned lungs exposed to high concentrations of noxious fumes. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and investigations by NY state had suggested this oil might be a cause for concern after it was found in a number of products taken from patients with ... [Full Article...]

Democrat claims victory as Kentucky governor's race remains tight

Democrat claims victory as Kentucky governor's race remains tight Others agreed, cautioning against drawing a connection between Bevin and Trump. Bevin trailed Democratic challenger, Attorney General Andy Beshear by 4,000 votes in unofficial results. The political concern for Republicans, Ayers said, is in the long run, given that Tuesday's results show "a reinforcement and even an acceleration" of what became clear in 2017 and 2018 elections: eroding GOP ... [Full Article...]

Judge blocks Trump rule requiring prospective immigrants have health insurance

Judge blocks Trump rule requiring prospective immigrants have health insurance A federal judge in OR issued a temporary restraining order on Saturday that prevents a Trump administration rule from going into effect that would've barred visa-seekers who can't pay for their own health care within 30 days of entering the United States. [Full Article...]

Trump ex-Russia adviser Fiona Hill testifies in impeachment inquiry

Trump ex-Russia adviser Fiona Hill testifies in impeachment inquiry Giuliani also said he will not cooperate and could face contempt of Congress charges. His testimony backed up accounts from other USA government insiders who have said they were unnerved by Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine. Democrats have accused Trump of pressuring a vulnerable US ally to dig up dirt on a domestic rival after withholding $391 million in USA security aid. [Full Article...]

CDC Update Suggests Link between Vaping Illness Epidemic and THC Cartridges

CDC Update Suggests Link between Vaping Illness Epidemic and THC Cartridges Young people who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to smoke cigarettes in the future. One of the individuals is in the 18 to 24-year-old age range, while the other person was in the 25 to 35-year-old age range. Eighteen fatalities have been confirmed in 15 states, and the CDC claims much more are underneath investigation. Nationally, there are now more than 800 confirmed and probable cases o... [Full Article...]

Stage is set for record-breaking presidential primary debate

Stage is set for record-breaking presidential primary debate Sanders' campaign confirmed to multiple reporters that, at a campaign event on Tuesday, the senator started experiencing chest discomfort. Sanders's third-quarter fundraising boom was "fueled by a September haul that set a Bernie 2020 record for total amount raised and number of individual contributions in a single month", the campaign said in a press release. [Full Article...]

Eighth Vaping-Related Death Reported With Number Of Illnesses Surpassing 500

Eighth Vaping-Related Death Reported With Number Of Illnesses Surpassing 500 Imperial Tobacco Canada - which launched its first vaping product in Canada in May 2018 - is calling on the federal and provincial governments to look for "a balanced regulatory approach to vaping products" rather than a ban like the U.S.is planning, it said in a release issued Thursday. [Full Article...]