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Medicine Virginia health officials encourage annual flu shots
Author: 0 Virginia health officials encourage annual flu shots

It is impossible to say when we will peak each year". Because the fu can be so unpredictable, it is better to be vaccinated earlier, rather than later, to be covered for a longer time frame, officials said. Flu shots are made with inactivated (killed) viruses, recombinant vaccines (proteins from the virus instead of the flu vaccine virus), or attenuated (weakened) viruses that can not cause flu illness.

Medicine Cannabis more 'toxic' to teen brains than alcohol
Author: 0 Cannabis more 'toxic' to teen brains than alcohol

Teens who use cannabis - the most commonly used illegal drug in the United Kingdom - could be causing long-term damage to their brains, according to a study. "We also want to identify if these effects on brain development are related to other difficulties such as poor academic performance, neuroanatomical damage, and the risk of future addiction or mental health disorders", said co-author Jean-François G.

Medicine Science confirms hugs really do make you feel better
Author: 0 Science confirms hugs really do make you feel better

The positive effect of a hug may also linger beyond the momentary squeeze, with those interviewed reporting an improved mood the next day. They believe this adds weight to other studies showing affectionate human touch has a calming effect on the nerves.

Medicine 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food each day
Author: 0 1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food each day

A previous report estimated that adults consumed 11.3 per cent of their total daily calories from fast food . Black men were the most avid consumers of fast food - nearly 42 percent had eaten the fare over the past day, the report found.

Medicine Drunk birds flying into cars, acting confused in northern Minnesota
Author: 0 Drunk birds flying into cars, acting confused in northern Minnesota

Gilbert Police Chief Ty Techar explained that the birds - including robins, cedar waxwings and thrushes - have eaten berries which have fermented earlier than usual because of an early frost. Angry Birds laughing and giggling uncontrollably and appearing to be happy. Police in northern Minnesota are asking the public to please stop calling them about the influx of "drunk" birds flying around.

Medicine Israeli Scientists Have Bad News for Users of Artificial Sweeteners
Author: 0 Israeli Scientists Have Bad News for Users of Artificial Sweeteners

Many people consume this added ingredient without their knowledge. Despite their wide usage in foods and drinks, Kushmaro warns, "People should significantly reduce or avoid consumption of artificial sweeteners". A couple years ago, a team of Israeli researchers tested three popular sweeteners and found that they may influence bacteria that contributes to obesity.

Medicine James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel for cancer research
Author: 0 James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel for cancer research

It said Allison and Honjo's work "revolutionized cancer treatment and has fundamentally changed the way we view how cancer can be managed". Their drug showed dramatic success in patients treated in 2012, including giving long-term remission to people with metastatic cancer. In the 25 years since they separately discovered " checkpoint inhibitors " in the immune system , their work has become the basis for a range of new cancer therapies .

Author: 0 Trio win Nobel Chemistry Prize for evolution research

Phage display has since been used to produce antibodies that can neutralize toxins, counteract autoimmune diseases and cure metastatic cancer. Frances Arnold conducted the first directed evolution of enzymes, which are proteins that catalyse chemical reactions.

Medicine Flu season here; time for flu shots
Author: 0 Flu season here; time for flu shots

Most physicians will tell you that if you are among the skeptics when it comes to flu shots, you need to focus on the facts, not the myths. The immunization rate for the 2017-18 flu season was 29 per cent, up slightly from 27 per cent in the previous year.

Medicine Syria Rebels Deny Withdrawing Arms from North under Deal
Author: 0 Syria Rebels Deny Withdrawing Arms from North under Deal

The deal averted Idlib a wide-scale military offensive by the Syrian army, which expressed divisiveness in dealing with Idlib as it's the last major rebel stronghold in Syria . On Sept. 26, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that armed groups were leaving Syria's Idlib . The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor had earlier said one faction of the NLF began withdrawing its heavy weapons under the Turkish-Russian agreement.

Medicine Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death
Author: 0 Texas surf resort tested after 'brain-eating amoeba' death

Those infected usually die within about five days. Stabile had used the park's wave pool while on vacation, according to the Waco Tribune-Herald. On Thursday, he tested positive for Naegleria fowleri - an infection that has only affected 34 people between 2008 to 2017, according to the CDC .

Medicine US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy
Author: 0 US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

The proteins can stop the body's natural defences from killing cancer cells. Certain proteins appear to inhibit the action of the immune system by acting as "brakes". "Until the seminal discoveries by the two laureates, progress into clinical development was modest", the Nobel jury said. Allison, 70, is now chair of the department of immunology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Author: 0 Texas Pool Closes After 'Brain- Eating Amoeba' Kills Visitor

Stabile died the following day. Stabile reportedly had days of severe headaches until he eventually couldn't move or speak properly. Fabrizio Stabile, 29, died September 21, according to his obituary. The amoeba infects people when it enters the body through the nose, causing Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis. You can not get infected from swallowing water contaminated with Naegleria.

Medicine Doctors recorded the first case of human infection pasukim hepatitis
Author: 0 Doctors recorded the first case of human infection pasukim hepatitis

Doctors don't think the man got the virus from another human; the liver donor and the people who donated blood to the man all tested negative for the virus. The Hong Kong patient's immune system was compromised, given he had recently undergone a liver transplant, putting him at higher risk of contracting infections.

Medicine Last year's flu season was deadliest in decades, says CDC
Author: 0 Last year's flu season was deadliest in decades, says CDC

Good Shepherd administers the vaccine to emergency room patients during flu season. But Minnesota health officials say too many children still remain unvaccinated and vulnerable to serious illness and even death. "We are encouraging everyone to get their flu vaccination and we hope this effort to make it cost-free to individuals will make it more accessible", said Cherokee County Regional Director Maria Alexander.

Medicine Get WRAL news and weather on Amazon Echo, Google Home
Author: 0 Get WRAL news and weather on Amazon Echo, Google Home

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Medicine Last Flu Season Was The Deadliest In Four Decades — CDC
Author: 0 Last Flu Season Was The Deadliest In Four Decades — CDC

Focus on Flu urges Kentuckians to get their flu shots starting Wednesday, September 26 - Kentucky Flu Shot Day - or at least by the end of October, for maximum protection. Flu during pregnancy can also harm the baby, she said. So far, the flu that's been detected is a milder strain, and early signs are that the vaccine is shaping up to be a good match, Jernigan said.

Author: 0 Aetna dishes off drug plan to WellCare

The divestitures could help CVS and Aetna clear a major hurdle for approval from the Department of Justice, but it's no guarantee. A subsidiary of WellCare , which offers a Medicare Advantage HMO in CT and recently filed for approval to offer a Medicare Advantage PPO, is buying Aetna's plan for an undisclosed sum.

Medicine Amy Klobuchar Weighs In On Her Confrontation With Brett Kavanaugh
Author: 0 Amy Klobuchar Weighs In On Her Confrontation With Brett Kavanaugh

Klobuchar's father is an alcoholic. "For me, it is not that people don't drink in high school, it's, is he telling the truth?" she said. "Drinking is one thing, but the concern is about truthfulness", Klobuchar said. People have drinking problems in lots of families, Klobuchar said. Kavanaugh: "Yeah, and I'm curious if you have". "I started my last colliloquy by saying to Senator Klobuchar how much I respect her and what she said at the last hearing".

Author: 0 Ford recounts 'laughter' in alleged Kavanaugh sexual attack

Republicans see her as a Democratic swing vote and have been pushing for her to confirm Kavanaugh. "I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their "turn" with a girl inside the room", she said.

Medicine Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids: US study
Author: 0 Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids: US study

Limiting screen time for children to two hours or less per day is associated with higher cognitive function, according to research published Wednesday in the journal The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. Nearly 30% of the children didn't meet the recommendations, more than 40% met one, a quarter met two, and only 5% of the children met all three guidelines.

Medicine West Nile virus confirmed in 5 Louisville residents
Author: 0 West Nile virus confirmed in 5 Louisville residents

As of September 21, 2018, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) had received reports of 100 human cases this season which is lower than the 174 cases reported at this point past year; however, WNV activity is fairly widespread in California and the state has seen a recent rise in human cases.

Author: 0 Sequelae, norepinephrine, epinephrine: Christine Blasey Ford uses science to describe her assault

With the hearing well under way, Sen. She told the committee she feared Kavanaugh would rape and accidentally kill her during the alleged assault: "Brett groped me and tried to take off my clothes". Before Ms Ford began, committee chairman Chuck Grassley defended the Republicans' handling of the confirmation proceedings so far. Without the support of Mr Flake and one other Republican senator -and assuming all Democrats vote against - the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh cannot occur.

Author: 0 Monkeypox: 3rd case reported in England, This time a healthcare worker

Dr Phin said: "This healthcare worker cared for the patient before a diagnosis of monkeypox was made". It is thought that the virus passed to the latest patient from an individual who contracted the virus after travelling to Nigeria, where an outbreak began 12 months ago.

Medicine Syphilis Cases In Babies Hits 20-Year High In US, CDC Reports
Author: 0 Syphilis Cases In Babies Hits 20-Year High In US, CDC Reports

Among Florida's 67 counties, the greatest increases in congenital syphilis rates came from Escambia, Duval, Miami-Dade, Broward and Orange Counties, according to data from the Florida Department of Health . But, per the Guardian , some woman do not get tested, and others contract the disease while pregnant after testing negative. "It's shocking that this has come roaring back in the United States", David Harvey of the National Coalition of STD Directors tells the Guardian .

Medicine Democratic senators flee committee to protest Kavanaugh vote
Author: 0 Democratic senators flee committee to protest Kavanaugh vote

In a letter addressed to Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, added his name to the opposition. The woman said her reaction to Ford's testimony was "compassion" while she felt that Kavanaugh seemed "angry" and entitled.

Medicine Brett Kavanaugh unwilling to answer questions on FBI investigation, Mark Judge
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh unwilling to answer questions on FBI investigation, Mark Judge

Ford has emerged in the eyes of many American women as a compelling figure in the #MeToo movement usually associated less with the names of victims and more with a list of high-profile men accused of misconduct. Text messages with words like "disaster" were shared as Republicans began thinking ahead to what would happen after the nomination was withdrawn or voted down.

Medicine Kavanaugh protest deeply personal for Ford supporters
Author: 0 Kavanaugh protest deeply personal for Ford supporters

With millions of Americans alternately riveted and horrified by the televised drama, Blasey and Kavanaugh left no room for compromise, no possibility of confusion, no chance that they remembered something differently. The moment crystallized the national debate over gender, power and whom to believe in the #Metoo era under President Donald Trump . Kavanaugh himself has explicitly said he is not questioning whether Ford had been attacked "by someone, at some point".

Medicine Some GOP governors call for delay on Kavanaugh vote
Author: 0 Some GOP governors call for delay on Kavanaugh vote

Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) had tentatively scheduled the vote earlier this week - pending the outcome of Thursday's testimony by Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford . "Judge Kavanaugh showed America exactly why I nominated him", he wrote on Twitter fewer than five minutes after the hearing was gaveled to a close .

Author: 0 Feinstein says she and her staff did not leak Ford's story

Referring to the Constitution's charge to senators in confirming high officials, he said, "You have replaced "advice and consent" with 'search and destroy". While Mr Trump pledged to listen to the testimony of Mr Kavanaugh's accuser and even said he was open to changing his mind about his nominee, he made clear that he was deeply sceptical of these types of accusations.

Medicine Why it matters that Weight Watchers pivots toward wellness
Author: 0 Why it matters that Weight Watchers pivots toward wellness

The company's shares have gained nearly 60 percent this year, after surging almost 300 percent in 2017 as advertisements featuring the well-known media mogul helped bring customers back to the weight-loss program after a hard stretch that saw the company's shares sink below $4 in 2015.