Spokane Regional Health District offers free flu vaccine clinics

The slippage in vaccination rates may be due to knowledge that the 2017-18 vaccine was not as protective as in previous years. "But give the vaccine credit for softening the blow". The process takes at least six months, allowing time for circulat... More..

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VERIFY: Can getting the flu shot early still be effective?
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

VERIFY: Can getting the flu shot early still be effective?

Devin Minior . But, first, get advice from doctors. "Contrary to that myth, not getting the vaccine makes individuals especially vulnerable to catching the flu". "It is not possible to predict what this flu sea...More..

'Relentless rains' continue as Florence almost stalls over Carolinas
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

'Relentless rains' continue as Florence almost stalls over Carolinas

Members of the military, volunteer groups and first responders used boats and helicopters to rescue hundreds of people stranded in cars and homes. A 78-year-old man in Kinston, North Carolina, was electrocu...More..

E-cig makers have 60 days to show they aren’t targeting minors
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

E-cig makers have 60 days to show they aren’t targeting minors

In a speech to FDA employees, Gottlieb said that rapid spike in teen use, emerging sales trends and concerns among parents and teachers convinced him that underage use of e-cigarettes has become a full-blown cr...More..

by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

Diclofenac increases the risk of heart strokes

The study explored the cardiovascular risk of one prescription drug Diclofenac and found it can cause serious problems for heart patients if taken for an extended period of time. On the other hand, paraceta...More..

Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Final farewells to Sen. John McCain begin at Arizona Capitol

Perception of McCain the hero crosses party lines: majorities of both Republicans and Democrats call him a hero, although the margin is largest among Democrats. McCain was elected to Congress in 1982. We argu...More..

Could Florida's Next Governor Make It the 10th Legal Cannabis State?
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

Could Florida's Next Governor Make It the 10th Legal Cannabis State?

The gloves are already off. Mr. Trump called Gillum a "failed socialist" on Twitter Wednesday. The state is going in a good direction, but voters would " monkey this up " if they elected Andrew D. Their...More..

Trendy coconut oil called poison
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Trendy coconut oil called poison

In her words, any product that contains coconut oil , awful for the cardiovascular system because it contains huge amount of cholesterol carried by low density lipoproteins (LDL). She based her statement on ...More..

Bird found in Anderson Co. tests positive for West Nile Virus
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Bird found in Anderson Co. tests positive for West Nile Virus

Overall, the CDC said, 45 states and the District of Columbia have reported the virus in people, birds or mosquitoes this year. About 20 per cent of those who are infected may experience flu-like symptoms inc...More..

Eating coconut oil a bad idea?
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Eating coconut oil a bad idea?

Business Insider reported that Karin Michels , who among other things is a professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, put a almost one-hour German lecture on YouTube about the dangers of coco...More..

Google announces the redesigned Google Fit experience
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Google announces the redesigned Google Fit experience

Heart Points tracks how often you raise your heart rate and then awards you points-one minute of moderate excessive is worth one point, while more intense activities like swimming or boxing will yield double t...More..

Smog, smoke prompt Spare the Air alert for Sunday
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Smog, smoke prompt Spare the Air alert for Sunday

Those with chronic underlying medical conditions are recommended to avoid strenuous exercise and time outdoors until the advisory is lifted. The station in Ellensburg reports "very unhealthy" levels of air poll...More..

World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb

He and his team will continue to examine other materials found in the tomb of Phtames, which was first unearthed in 1885 before being lost to the shifting sands of the desert again until 2010. 'While cleaning...More..

This is why medical school is free at NYU
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

This is why medical school is free at NYU

Other medical schools have attempted to assuage the financial burden of medical school, including the University of Houston's College of Medicine, which offered full scholarships to its inaugural class. But t...More..

by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Overdose total hits 76 in Connecticut park near Yale

Officials said most of the overdoses happened on the New Haven Green throughout the day on Wednesday. "The Police Department is aware of a high number of patients that were treated since last night, inclu...More..

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

There were three reported cases of the measles in CT this year. Travelers with measles are capable of bringing it into the U.S. It is likely that the number of cases in 2018 will be much more than that. In 2016...More..

CDC: 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

CDC: 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota

To reduce the mosquito population and potential for infection, truck-mounted mosquito spray application is scheduled for 10 p.m.to midnight Monday, on roads within a mile radius of the Pecks Road and Wahconah S...More..

Wearing lose-fitting boxers could boost men's sperm count
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Wearing lose-fitting boxers could boost men's sperm count

They sought to test the theory that briefs, being more constricting, raise scrotal temperature and have a negative effect on fertility . "Men could improve their sperm production by easily changing their typ...More..

An infection from a dog lick cost a man his limbs
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

An infection from a dog lick cost a man his limbs

It caused Manteufel's blood pressure to drop and the circulation in his limbs to decrease rapidly. Writing in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports , they said she developed confusion, a headache, diarrhea, a h...More..

Researchers emphasize need for baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Researchers emphasize need for baby boomers to get tested for hepatitis C

Approximately 1 in 12 persons worldwide, or some 500 million people, are living with chronic viral hepatitis . Terming the day's theme of this year "Find the Missing Millions" is time-befitting, the Presiden...More..

Infant Deaths Halt Trial of Sildenafil in Pregnant Women
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Infant Deaths Halt Trial of Sildenafil in Pregnant Women

In 2015, hospitals in the Netherlands recruited 183 women whose pregnancies were likely to be adversely affected by placental development. 'All participants were approached personally and nearly everyone ...More..

Transgender community reacts to CVS's apology after prescription denial
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Transgender community reacts to CVS's apology after prescription denial

Hall wrote that she was on the verge of tears while this pharmacist continually questioned her about the prescription. Hall wrote that she was "embarrassed and distressed" and nearly started crying in the mid...More..

Man dies after eating bad oyster in Florida
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

Man dies after eating bad oyster in Florida

In 2016, Manatee County had two cases, while Sarasota County had three cases and one fatality. The restaurant where the oyster was served was not immediately identified. In rare cases, the bacteria can beco...More..

Donald Trump says Putin responsible for Russian meddling in 2016 election
by | Friday, July 20, 2018

Donald Trump says Putin responsible for Russian meddling in 2016 election

Over three decades ago, Burson, featured in TIME's 100 Photographs , which documented the most influential photographs of all time , began her pioneering photographic work with MIT scientists, leading to th...More..

National Hot Dog Day 2018 freebies & deals TODAY
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

National Hot Dog Day 2018 freebies & deals TODAY

At BJ's, with a minimum $9.95 food purchase, get a free Pizookie at participating locations. Customers can redeem one coupon per person per transaction at participating locations in 41 states. Philly Pretzel Fa...More..