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Medicine West Nile virus found in dead Columbia County bird, officials say
Author: 0 West Nile virus found in dead Columbia County bird, officials say

No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported this year according to IDPH. "This case reminds us that West Nile virus is already active in Wisconsin this season, so we all need to take steps to prevent mosquito bites to keep from getting sick", said Karen McKeown, the State Health Officer.

Medicine People Who Wear Glasses Are Actually More Intelligent, Research Suggests
Author: 0 People Who Wear Glasses Are Actually More Intelligent, Research Suggests

The research team from the University of Edinburgh analyzed genetic information of over 300,000 individuals from existing genomic databases, "in which participants submitted samples for DNA analysis, answered questionnaires, and underwent tests created to give a measure of their general cognitive ability", according to Science Alert .

Author: 0 Four more die in E.Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

Since mid-May, "four more deaths were reported, bringing the total to five deaths from Arkansas (1), California (1), Minnesota (2), and NY (1)", the CDC said in a statement . Sickness can begin three to four days after swallowing E. coli , with symptoms of diarrhea, severe stomach cramps and vomiting. There have been 197 people sickened in 35 states, the CDC report said.

Medicine Join 10 On Your Side at Relay For Life
Author: 0 Join 10 On Your Side at Relay For Life

Breakfast is complimentary to survivors and caregivers, and the snack bar will serve fresh food throughout the event for participants to purchase. Aside from keeping participants out of the hot summer sun for 12 straight hours, Jen Dies, manager of the Salmon Arm branch of the Canadian Cancer Society , says there is a more symbolic reason for holding the relay overnight.

Medicine Death toll from Nipah virus rises to 15 in Kerala
Author: 0 Death toll from Nipah virus rises to 15 in Kerala

The last outbreak in 2003, resulted in several deaths in Siliguri in North Bengal. Picture Caption: These three transmission electron microscopic (TEM) images reveal some of the ultrastructural morphology exhibited by the Nipah virus (NiV).

Medicine American Cancer Society recommends earlier colorectal cancer screening
Author: 0 American Cancer Society recommends earlier colorectal cancer screening

But when the data pointed to a "persistent increase" among younger people across demographic groups, the society chose to recommend younger screening ages for all adults, said Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer for the group. Her husband, Jean Georges Jr., died at age 43 after a colorectal cancer diagnosis. Based on their review and that simulation modeling, the researchers identified efficient strategies for screening starting at age 45.

Medicine First 3D-printed human corneas could treat blindness
Author: 0 First 3D-printed human corneas could treat blindness

The first human corneas have been 3D bioprinted by a research team at Newcastle University. These millions need surgery to prevent corneal blindness caused by diseases such as trachoma , an infectious eye disorder. For transplantation, corneas are harvested within 24 hours from death by trained professionals and stored in eye banks. It protects the eye from bacteria and dust while also helping us to focus an image which eventually travels to the back of the eye, retina.

Medicine Almost 20 per cent of Year 6 children obese
Author: 0 Almost 20 per cent of Year 6 children obese

More children in Cumbria are starting school overweight than anywhere else in England. She said the United Kingdom was the most obese nation in western Europe, adding that "today's obese children will become tomorrow's obese adults" unless the problem is tackled.

Medicine Most Popular Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Provide No Health Benefit
Author: 0 Most Popular Vitamin and Mineral Supplements Provide No Health Benefit

On the plus side, they're also not ordinarily going to hurt you, either, the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital-based researchers concluded. The team found that overall, the supplements had no beneficial effect on health, although they were not found to be harmful either. "The latest research of vitamins and heart disease risk is neither unexpected nor surprising", he said in a statement .

Medicine Chewing gum while walking may help you burn more calories, study finds
Author: 0 Chewing gum while walking may help you burn more calories, study finds

They monitored the heart rate, and it showed that a natural pace and chewing gum would increase the heart rate. Group 2 drank the same ingredients (minus the actual gum base) mixed in water - to ensure that there wasn't some special effect of the gum ingredients - waited an hour, then walked their 15 minutes.

Author: 0 Nipah claims two more lives in Kerala, toll touches 16

Officials said messages have been sent to government and private hospitals to report back to Swastha Bhavan (state health department office) immediately if they come across any suspected case of Nipah virus infection . Now areas around Kozhikode and Mallapuram district in Kerala are facing Nepah virus infection outbreak. The soldier who died in Kolkata also hailed from Kerala and was on a month-long leave before rejoining duty on May 13.

Medicine Drug company says Ambien 'does not cause racism' after Roseanne Barr tweet
Author: 0 Drug company says Ambien 'does not cause racism' after Roseanne Barr tweet

But the comedian was back on the platform soon after, posting: "I'm exhausted of being attacked and belittled more than other comedians who have said worse". I followed her to just see what was coming. "A lot of that is because I have done the work". "She's not going to go on TV and say these things". The president tweeted that Disney CEO Bob Iger should apologize to Trump for past comments about him made on ABC because Iger had apologized to Valerie Jarrett , the subject of Roseanne ...

Author: 0 Virginia's General Assembly passes Medicaid expansion

The Senate overcame five years of Republican resistance and narrowly passed the budget earlier on Wednesday, setting the stage for the House vote. The Republican-controlled Virginia General Assembly has given final approval to a state budget expanding Medicaid coverage to the state's poor.

Author: 0 Start colon cancer screening at 45, not 50, ACS urges

In updated guidelines released Wednesday, it inched the recommended age to 45. The new guidelines do not specify which kind of test people should get, but includes options such as a traditional colonoscopy - which should be done every 10 years - or high-sensitivity stool analysis which depending on the type, could be done every year to every three years.

Author: 0 AI supersedes dermatologists' abilities to diagnose melanoma

The doctors were shown 100 images of skin lesions and asked to make a diagnosis, using their judgment about whether it was a malignant melanoma or benign mole . But even so, the CNN , which was still working only with the images and was given no additional information, still outperformed the humans. In the United Kingdom cases have more than doubled since the Nineties, with more than 15,000 cases annually.

Author: 0 Artificial Intelligence can detect skin cancer better than dermatologists

Researchers trained a form of artificial intelligence or machine learning known as a deep learning convolutional neural network ( CNN ) to identify skin cancer by showing it more than 100,000 images of malignant melanomas (the most lethal form of skin cancer ), as well as benign moles (or nevi).

Medicine No Nipah virus case in Northeast India
Author: 0 No Nipah virus case in Northeast India

However, he is trying to unite all the parties, but they will not escape, all will be crushed". Past year the minister had said the decision of making Rahul Gandhi as the Congress president would help Prime Minister Narendra Modi in making India "Congress Free".

Medicine Popular birth control packs recalled after pills placed out of order
Author: 0 Popular birth control packs recalled after pills placed out of order

Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives . Four placebo capsules within the packages were placed out of order, Allergan said, meaning users with defective packages would be taking non-hormonal placebo capsules during the first four days instead of active ones.

Medicine Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry
Author: 0 Ebola deaths rise to 26, says Congo health ministry

Since the plan was written, the disease has spread to the provincial capital Mbandaka, with an estimated population of 1.5 million people, and World Health Organization has more than doubled its response budget, to $56 million from an initial $26 million.