Maine CDC urges flu shots as cases rise above 1,000 in state

The 2017-18 flu season was especially bad. "We just don't know, nor can we predict why some people die of the flu ", he says. "They will continue to rise throughout the season, so really it's important and it's not too late to get your flu shot", ... More..

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Providence hospitals taking precautions after uptick in flu cases
by | Friday, January 11, 2019

Providence hospitals taking precautions after uptick in flu cases

While that number is slightly down from the same period last year, with at least four young children losing their lives to the virus in Saskatchewan alone and more than 400 being hospitalized across the county ...More..

Flu activity on the rise in Mississippi
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

Flu activity on the rise in Mississippi

The Nebraska influenza surveillance system is a collaborative effort between DHHS and its many partners in the state including, local health departments, public health and clinical laboratories, vital statistic...More..

Federal judge declares Obama health care overhaul unconstitutional
by | Saturday, December 15, 2018

Federal judge declares Obama health care overhaul unconstitutional

District Judge Reed O'Connor that they had been hurt by a jump in the amount of people utilizing state-backed insurance. If appealed, the decision would still need to go through the Fifth Circuit Court of A...More..

Prince Charles will attend George H.W. Bush’s funeral
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Prince Charles will attend George H.W. Bush’s funeral

Later in the evening, after the family and dignitaries had departed, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects, standing for two minutes before the casket. Bush's son George W. Bu...More..

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak now second largest in history
by | Sunday, December 02, 2018

Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak now second largest in history

The epidemic in a volatile part of the Democratic Republic of Congo is behind only the devastating West Africa outbreak that killed thousands a few years ago. Many venture out on critical virus containment ...More..

How Amazon’s Cloud arm AWS is democratising Machine Learning for all
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

How Amazon’s Cloud arm AWS is democratising Machine Learning for all

Amazon plans to use reinforcement learning for more serious tasks in the future. The vehicle will soon be made available to developers attending AWS hackathons and is now available only in the US. "The c...More..

Eastern Europe: number of HIV diagnoses reached a peak
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Eastern Europe: number of HIV diagnoses reached a peak

More than 51 people per 100,000 contracted the disease - a rate that was "disproportionately higher" than in the West, which saw 6.4 new cases per 100,000 people. "It is hard to speak of good news, if one looks...More..

Father confirms son, 22, was among Thousand Oaks shooting victims
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Father confirms son, 22, was among Thousand Oaks shooting victims

This 2017 photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows Ian David Long . Long is reportedly responsible for a mass shooting at Thousand Oaks bar that left 12 dead, and then turned the gun on...More..

FDA approves a powerful new opioid, rejecting criticism from advisers
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

FDA approves a powerful new opioid, rejecting criticism from advisers

The FDA announced its approval November 2 of a new prescription opioid called Dsuvia, despite public and medical criticism for the drug's approval in the midst of the opioid epidemic , according to STAT. G...More..

9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak
by | Wednesday, October 31, 2018

9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak

It is awaiting laboratory confirmation of adenoviruses in a child who died Friday. Adenovirus is a respiratory virus that can cause mild or serious illness, though serious illness is less common. Her mother...More..

Oakland Taxi goes pink for breast cancer awareness
by | Saturday, October 27, 2018

Oakland Taxi goes pink for breast cancer awareness

A tumor that won't respond to pre-operative chemotherapy makes surgery to remove it problematic, notes McKinney. "I thought, you know, I was super healthy, and this shouldn't happen to me". Since being decl...More..

Witches to 'hex' Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh; exorcists pray in response
by | Saturday, October 20, 2018

Witches to 'hex' Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh; exorcists pray in response

The senators are not named in the complaint , but the New York Post has identified them as Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Susan Collins (R-Maine). "But thanks for sending us your address; that does h...More..

Efforts honored to promote mental health among Chinese Americans
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Efforts honored to promote mental health among Chinese Americans

We can not say that suicide is a black and white situation, as Gaga and Ghebreyesus wrote: "Suicide is the most extreme and visible symptom of the larger mental health emergency we are so far failing to a...More..

U.S. Senate plans procedural vote on Kavanaugh in bitter confirmation fight
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

U.S. Senate plans procedural vote on Kavanaugh in bitter confirmation fight

However, Flake and Collins have sent positive signals for Kavanaugh's confirmation earlier on Thursday, hours after the FBI submitted a report to the Capitol on its investigation into the sexual misconduc...More..

by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Texas surf resort closed for ‘brain-eating amoeba’ testing

Fabrizio Stabile, 29, died Friday from Naegleria fowleri , a bacteria-eating amoeba commonly found in warm freshwater and soil and that's only affected 34 people over the past decade. The CDC told CTVNews.ca t...More..

US, Japan duo win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

US, Japan duo win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

By releasing the brake via an antibody that binds to and thus disables CTLA-4, he discovered in the 1990s, it was possible to unleash immune cells to swarm and kill tumors. The field hums with stories of lives ...More..

Drowning victims in Horry sheriff van caught in flood waters are identified
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Drowning victims in Horry sheriff van caught in flood waters are identified

The victims were being transferred to McLeod Behavioral Health in Darlington, South Carolina, reports WPDE . Heading from Conway west on USA 76, the transport van with two deputies was about a half mile fr...More..

Legionella bacteria detected in Sands Resort water system, Order issued
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Legionella bacteria detected in Sands Resort water system, Order issued

The New Hampshire Division of Public Health will provide another update on the Hampton outbreak on Tuesday. Legionnaire's disease is a bacterial pneumonia spread by inhaling droplets of water contaminated w...More..

Us Senator John Mc Cain Dead At 81
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Us Senator John Mc Cain Dead At 81

McCain's death marks the end of an extraordinary life in which the son and grandson of two Navy admirals rose from the bottom of his class at the U.S. He chooses a virtually unknown governor as his running mate...More..