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High potency pot 'strongly linked' to psychosis

High potency pot 'strongly linked' to psychosis Writing in the journal Lancet Psychiatry , Di Forti and an worldwide team of researchers report how they studied patient data - including cannabis use - collected between mid 2010 and mid 2015 for 901 adults under the age of 65 who arrived at mental health services in one of 10 locations in Europe, or one in Brazil, and received their first diagnosis of a psychotic disorder that was not down to... [Full Article...]

Are eggs good or bad? New study links eggs to heart disease

Are eggs good or bad? New study links eggs to heart disease Why? "The association of egg consumption and dietary cholesterol with [cardiovascular disease], although debated for decades, has more recently been thought to be less important", wrote Eckel, who was not involved in the research. Eating less than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day was the guideline recommendation before 2015. "The old advice still stands, eggs in moderation are abs... [Full Article...]

'London Patient' Appears to Become the Second Person Ever Cured of AIDS

'London Patient' Appears to Become the Second Person Ever Cured of AIDS However, medical experts warned the news does not mean all HIV patients can be cured from their disease. Scientists have wondered, however, whether this good fortune could be shared around by injecting stem cells from people with two Δ32 copies into HIV patients. [Full Article...]

GE selling off biopharma business in $21.4B deal

GE selling off biopharma business in $21.4B deal Culp, who took over as CEO on October 1 of past year, replacing John Flannery, in January said GE's strategy moving forward "is clear: de-leverage our balance sheet and strengthen our businesses, starting with Power". The broader Danaher Corporation is composed of more than 20 operating companies in four business units: diagnostics, dental, life sciences, and environmental and applied solution... [Full Article...]

Yorkshire school issues warning to parents over unsafe Momo challenge

Yorkshire school issues warning to parents over unsafe Momo challenge Hess added to CBS News that she made it her mission to bring awareness to disturbing and violent content children consume on social media after seeing higher rates of suicide in children in her own emergency room over the last few years. Hess said she reported the video, but said it took YouTube a week to pull the video down. She said she found videos glorifying not only suicide but sexual explo... [Full Article...]

AHS urges parents to vaccinate children against measles

AHS urges parents to vaccinate children against measles Mr. Dix stopped short of saying a plan is in place or when it might be announced, but he noted that some of the groundwork has already been done: The idea of a vaccination records registry had been contemplated after an outbreak of 343 cases of measles in B.C.'s Fraser Valley region in 2014. [Full Article...]

Labor shifts on medivacs for asylum seekers ahead of vote today

Labor shifts on medivacs for asylum seekers ahead of vote today Under the widely criticised government migration policy, asylum seekers trying to enter Australia by sea are blocked from entering the country and sent to offshore processing centres. "Whatever mandate governments may claim to be tough on border protection, there has never been a mandate to treat people like this". The Senate on Wednesday endorsed a bill to make it easier for asylum seekers now ... [Full Article...]

Marijuana Was Just Linked to Sperm Count in an Unexpected Way

Marijuana Was Just Linked to Sperm Count in an Unexpected Way Chan School of Public Health collected semen samples from 662 men between 2000 and 2017 with an average age of 36. These men were asked about their cannabis habits and previous drug-taking behavior. "There could be a non-causal explanation, such as the effect of the male hormone testosterone on both sperm count and risk-taking behaviour such as smoking cannabis", said USA lead researcher Dr J... [Full Article...]

Idaho measles vaccination rates are lower in North Idaho

Idaho measles vaccination rates are lower in North Idaho The vaccine has been part of routine childhood shots for decades, and measles was declared eliminated in the U.S.in 2000. But a drop in vaccination rates has brought a resurgence. A person can spread the virus before they show symptoms. They should also avoid using emergency rooms, which can easily become overwhelmed with non-emergency cases. [Full Article...]

Clark County measles outbreak grows to 35 cases

Clark County measles outbreak grows to 35 cases OR officials didn't provide the age of the adult infected there. Washington state health officials declared a state of emergency after a recent outbreak of measles. "We're asking people actually to be diagnosed in their homes and not actually go to the doctor's office because that can infect people in the office", Inslee said. [Full Article...]

Where Data Of 14,200 Hiv Positive People Has Leaked

Where Data Of 14,200 Hiv Positive People Has Leaked USA citizen Mikhy Farrera Brochez lived in Singapore from 2008 and was convicted in 2017 on numerous drug-related and fraud offences, including lying to the Ministry of Manpower about his own HIV status, the Health Ministry said . In addition, MOH said Ler has been charged under the OSA for failing to take reasonable care of confidential information regarding HIV-positive patients. [Full Article...]

'New Obama' Kamala Harris is Trump's biggest 2020 threat

'New Obama' Kamala Harris is Trump's biggest 2020 threat And while Obama had represented the 13th District for three terms in Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004 before winning a landslide victory to represent the state in U.S. The junior senator has supported Medicare-for-all, legalization of recreational marijuana, sanctuary cities, passing a DREAM Act, and lowering taxes for the working and middle classes while raising taxes on corporations and the wea... [Full Article...]

Sleep deprivation worsens brain damage from Alzheimer's disease

Sleep deprivation worsens brain damage from Alzheimer's disease There is now no test doctors can use to conclusively determine whether someone will get Alzheimer's disease and there are a lot of unknowns about its cause . gingivalis and gingipians in the brain ", he said . There is still no effective treatment for Alzheimer's, but Jucker thinks the new blood test will be "very important for clinical studies". [Full Article...]

Florida governor wants ban on smokeable medical pot ended

Florida governor wants ban on smokeable medical pot ended Florida has enrolled over 212,000 patients in the state's medical marijuana program since it came into effect, the Florida Department of Health announced earlier this month. "They created a cartel essentially", said DeSantis. "Many Senators share these concerns and have ideas they are interested in advancing, which include smokable forms of treatment". [Full Article...]

New York City Offers Health Care to Uninsured, Including Illegal Aliens - Mayor

New York City Offers Health Care to Uninsured, Including Illegal Aliens - Mayor It will also aim to provide the uninsured with a range of services, including primary-care physicians, mental health services and prescription drugs, through the network of hospitals and clinics run by the city Health and Hospitals Corp. The recently re-elected Democratic mayor of the country's largest city announced on MSNBC Tuesday the government will pay for any and all resident's comprehen... [Full Article...]

NYC Mayor Announces Health Care Coverage For All New York City Residents

NYC Mayor Announces Health Care Coverage For All New York City Residents The plan, which isn't precisely a plan - details are scant on how the system will actually work - will cover everything from mental health services, to well visits, to maternity care for New Yorkers who choose to go without insurance, or who can't afford even the basic, public insurance option that New York City already offers, and aren't signed up for "Obamacare" options on the state exchange. [Full Article...]

MI democrats respond to federal judge's ruling on Affordable Care Act

MI democrats respond to federal judge's ruling on Affordable Care Act The surprise decision Friday already has both sides of the debate posturing, with Democrats claiming the ruling is but a hiccup and Republicans suggesting this could be their chance, at last, to abolish the law - which remains largely in place despite President Trump's past claims to the contrary. [Full Article...]

Seattle woman dies after contracting rare form of brain-eating amoeba

Cope said all three amoeba types have similar rates of prevalence, but Balamuthia mandrillaris is the least-recognized among the medical community because it is rarely documented, providing limited opportunity for research. In cases involving N. fowleri , for example, people have contracted the amoeba by jumping into a lake and having water shoot up their noses. Most cases of brain eating am... [Full Article...]

2-year-old girl battling cancer needs extremely rare blood

2-year-old girl battling cancer needs extremely rare blood Donors must be exclusively Pakistani, Indian, or Iranian descent, which means the donor's birth parents must both be 100 percent Pakistani, Indian or Iranian and the blood type must be "O" or "A". The organization said statistics show the only people who are likely to be a match for her are people of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent. Around 800 children in the United States are diagnosed... [Full Article...]

State's first case of AFM confirmed in Nebraska child

State's first case of AFM confirmed in Nebraska child The CDC estimates "that less than one to two in a million children in the United States will get AFM every year". "We look carefully for that kind of stuff", he said. This increase in AFM cases over the a year ago is the third spike of AFM cases since 2014. Gillibrand says there are several cases still being investigated by the CDC and fears that many children have already died or been paralyzed... [Full Article...]


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