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One Flu Death Reported As Connecticut Flu Season Ramps Up


Some people, such as older adults, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at higher risk for suffering serious complications from the flu. There have been no local flu-related hospitalizations that she knows of, either. Since Sept. 1, 40 per cent of the influenza cases were in the 20- to 64-year-old category, 30 per cent were seniors, 20 per cent were school age children and 10 per cent were preschool age. Read More »

Eagles' Wentz suffers torn ACL, ending his season


Quarterback Carson Wentz suffered a torn left anterior cruciate ligament, Eagles coach Doug Pederson confirmed on Monday after an MRI. It's just been the next-man-up mentality and that's going to continue. "We still have something special", Wentz said . Even with the two teams going in opposite directions this season, it's a little surprising to see the spread that high after learning Wentz would be out for the year. Read More » goes live in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia lifted on December 11 a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom."Commercial cinemas will be allowed to operate in the kingdom as of early 2018, for the first time in more than 35 years", the culture and information ministry said in a statement, adding that the government will begin licensing cinemas immediately. Read More »

'Bohemian Rhapsody' moves on with Dexter Fletcher


Still, it's noted that the new director could opt to reshoot scenes filmed by Singer. The film has about two weeks left in shooting. Although 20th Century Fox has fired Bryan Singer from the upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody , the director maintains that "it is still my film". Read More »

CDC warns about worse flu season than years past


Across all the strains for which it was produced, the vaccine was about 33 percent effective in Australia. The U.S. sees 140,000 to 710,000 hospitalizations and 12,000 to 56,000 deaths every year from the flu. Kristen Nordlund, a spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control , said the federal agency will be releasing later this week the season's first set of data on what the expected vaccine effectiveness is in the United States and what early-season flu vaccination coverage looks like. Read More »

Researchers say coffee could actually benefit you


But before we can start giving coffee to patients, we needed to know whether coffee drinking had any recognised harms, so we made a decision to conduct an umbrella review to capture as much important information about coffee drinking and health as we could. Read More »

Adopting a dog may help single people extend lifespan


The study looked at over 3.4 million Swedish individuals between the ages of 40 and 80 sampled from a national database and the Swedish Twin Register over a 12-year study period. 'Dogs may be beneficial in reducing cardiovascular risk by providing a non-human form of social support and increasing physical activity. For people who live solo, owning a dog can cut their risk of death by 33% and their risk of cardiovascular related death by 36%, the study suggests. Read More »

Research suggests that sudden cardiac arrest after sex is rare but deadly


Sumeet Chugh , medical director of the Heart Rhythm Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. In an attempt to shed light on the extent that sexual activity is a factor in triggering SCA, researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute analyzed a database detailing instances of SCAs that occurred over a 13-year timeframe between 2002 - 2015 in Portland, Oregon. Read More »

Even Light Drinking May Raise Cancer Risk, Doctors Warn


In addition, researchers said that in 2012, approximately 5.5 percent of all new cancer occurrences and 5.8 percent of all cancer deaths globally could be attributed to drinking alcohol. A recent survey finds that 70% of Americans are unaware of how alcohol is linked to potential cancer. "If you don't drink, there's no reason to start". Read More »

3 reasons Michigan State will win Big Ten


Odds : Penn State opened as 12-point favorites. Michigan State officials project that the game won't resume until 4:15 p.m., although that is not an official time for a restart. Penn State cut into the deficit with a 26-yard field goal by Tyler Davis and then took a 24-21 lead on a 70-yard touchdown pass from McSorley to DeAndre Thompkins on the final play of the third quarter. Read More »

Three local hospitals keep A ratings

But the largest number of hospitals earned a "C" grade or lower. No Maryland hospitals in the D.C. area got F grades, and one got an A. According to the EAM and Leapfrog, Michigan is showing a trend in declining A grades and increasing B grades. Read More »

How does California fit into the opioid crisis?


The declaration will also broaden the use of telemedicine and remove some regulations. "This was an idea that I had, where if we can teach young people not to take drugs", Mr. In August , Trump promised he would declare the epidemic a "national emergency". "I'm pushing the Senate to act as quickly as possible on four bipartisan bills, including the STOP Act to help stop risky synthetic drugs from being shipped into our country; the Prescription Drug Monitoring Act, which will help stop ... Read More »

Regular marijuana use linked to having more sex


Pot users have about 20 per cent more sex than those who do not use it, reveals a study of more than 50,000 adult Americans. As Michael Eisenberg put it, "It doesn't say if you smoke more marijuana, you'll have more sex ". Some 24.5 per cent of men and 14.5 per cent of women in the analysis reported having used marijuana, and there was a positive association between the frequency of marijuana use and the frequency of sexual intercourse. Read More »

Saturday is Drug Take Back Day


In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration, troopers will collect expired and unused pills so they can be destroyed. Four out of five people who start using heroin start with inappropriate use of prescriptions. Sessions said that medicines forgotten in home medicine cabinets are increasingly subject to misuse and that rates of accidental poisonings and overdose by prescription medications are alarmingly high. Read More »

Plague in Madagascar: 124 people died, more than a thousand infected


The most common, but less risky form of the plague is the bubonic plague, causing "inflamed lymph nodes , which can then turn to puss-filled, open sores if the condition worsens", the report read . Health officials suspect it's no coincidence that the outbreak - which has infected more than 1,100 people and killed 124 since August - coincides with the time of year when families customarily exhume the remains of dead relatives, wrap them in a sheet, and dance with them through the ... Read More »

Trump disputes military widow's account of condolence call


Sgt. Johnson and three comrades died October 4 in Africa when militants tied to the Islamic State attacked them. La David Johnson, one of the four US soldiers killed in a military operation in Niger on October 4, told ABC's Good Morning America that President Trump "made me cry even worse" when he called to offer condolences last week. Read More »

Listeria contamination prompts packaged vegetable recall


The recalled products were distributed with "best if used by" dates from October 11 to October 20 on the packaging. A major vegetable recall was issued across the country last week amid fears of bacterial contamination. Healthy individuals, according to the recall announcement from Mann's, may suffer short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Read More »