Health Care

5-Foot-Long Tapeworm Pulled Out Of Sashimi Lover

5-Foot-Long Tapeworm Pulled Out Of Sashimi Lover The man said that he was on the toilet when the worm began crawling out of him, and he thought he was dying. "I get asked this [to treat for tapeworms] a lot", Banh said on the podcast . Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that wild salmon caught in Alaska could be infected with Japanese broad tapeworm - a parasite previously believed to only infect fish in Asia. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court judges revolt: Why all Indians must feel threatened

Supreme Court judges revolt: Why all Indians must feel threatened However, people close to the judges said the office of the Chief Justice of India has not reached out to them in "any concrete manner" to discuss the problems. "We are thankful to the 4 judges and the CJI that they resolved the matter on their own", says Manan Mishra , chairman of the BCI, reported Hindustan Times . [Full Article...]

Tributes pour in for Cyrille Regis

Tributes pour in for Cyrille Regis Regis, who won five caps for England , scored 62 goals in 274 appearances for Coventry. Born in French Guiana but raised in London, Regis was a pioneer for black footballers in the United Kingdom as part of the exciting West Bromwich Albion side of the late 1970s that he, as centre-forward, spearheaded alongside fellow black team-mates Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson . [Full Article...]

Here's What You Need To Know About This Year's Deadly Flu Season

Here's What You Need To Know About This Year's Deadly Flu Season Officials warn if you have flu-like symptoms you should not visit patients in hospitals or nursing homes . The state has seen over 3,800 flu-associated hospitalizations this season, according to the Associated Press . "People at greater risk for complications from the flu should seek medical care as soon as they begin to feel ill, whether or not they have been vaccinated". [Full Article...]

Health secretary: Funding for CHIP will last until February in Delaware

Health secretary: Funding for CHIP will last until February in Delaware Housed in the Department of Health, the group would focus on issues such as increasing efficiencies in the KidCare program. Though a short-term measure will keep it going until March, a doctor that spoke with FOX19 NOW says if action isn't taken soon families in the Tri-State will be impacted. [Full Article...]

US Tells Citizens to 'Exercise Increased Caution' While Visiting India

US Tells Citizens to 'Exercise Increased Caution' While Visiting India Armenia has been included in Level 1, the lowest advisory level for safety and security risk. Cuba, once a do not travel, is now Level 3; China is a Level 2. Other countries in the same category include Austria, Canada, Switzerland, Scandinavian countries, all EU Eastern European countries, nearly all former Soviet republics apart from Russia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan. [Full Article...]

Coli Cases Identified: Consumer Reports Says Romaine Still a Risk to Eat

Coli Cases Identified: Consumer Reports Says Romaine Still a Risk to Eat All romaine lettuce samples tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency were negative for E. coli O157. Which is why, although Canadian officials urged consumers to avoid romaine lettuce, USA health authorities have not yet identified which type of " leafy greens " had led to the spread of the illness. [Full Article...]

"Aerial Market Untenable": No More GoPro Drones

In addition to grounding their drones , GoPro also announced that they would be cutting their current 1,254 strong workforce to less than 1,000. A source told AFP that GoPro hired JPMorgan Chase to advise it on strategic options, including a possible sale. [Full Article...]

AAA: Gas prices up in RI, Mass. due to cold weather

AAA: Gas prices up in RI, Mass. due to cold weather Gwinnett County prices, much like the state average, have not shown much movement. In Rhode Island, gas is four cents above the national average of $2.49, while gas prices are a penny less than the national average in MA. "Unfortunately, springtime is a springboard for prices at the pump, and we may see a 40 to 50 cent jump by the summer". "I must caution motorists, however, that any downturn ... [Full Article...]

American Red Cross In Need Of Blood Donors, Officials Say

American Red Cross In Need Of Blood Donors, Officials Say Platelets are primarily used in the treatment of patients undergoing chemotherapy. Donors can schedule an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App , visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-733-2767. This has put additional pressure on the nation's blood supply, (especially for type O-negative and platelets ), which already is trying to recover from lower donor turnout... [Full Article...]

California Commissioner Condemns Session's Move Against Legal Pot

In some states, recreational marijuana use has been legal for five years, and those states are vowing to fight this new memo. According to NORML ,-a group that promotes legalization of marijuana-medical marijuana protections are still in effect, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment. [Full Article...]

Lone winner takes home full $450M Mega Millions jackpot

Lone winner takes home full $450M Mega Millions jackpot A single ticket in Florida won the $450 million jackpot. Tickets in California, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas also matched five numbers. The odds of one person winning both jackpots is 1 in more than 88 quadrillion. Ohio Lottery officials report brisk sales at the state's Mega Millions and Powerball retailers. [Full Article...]

Transport workers in TN reject Madras HC direction to call off strike

Transport workers in TN reject Madras HC direction to call off strike A temporary driver roped in to fill in for striking road transport corporation bus operator in Tirupur rammed the vehicle into a house. Ex-transport min Senthil Balaji extended his support to the strike The DMK, Left parties and other opposition leaders as well as actor Kamal Haasan urged the government to bring the strike to an end by holding talks with trade unions. [Full Article...]

Winter Storm Could Bring Snow And Sleet To US East Coast

Winter Storm Could Bring Snow And Sleet To US East Coast Hurricane hunter airplanes today are flying into a building winter storm along the Eastern seaboard that meteorologists have dubbed a "bomb cyclone " due to a forecast for rapidly dropping barometric pressure. As this storm departs on Friday, bitterly cold air will arrive from Canada, along with strong northwesterly winds. That's why the National Weather Service is flying hurricane hunter planes ... [Full Article...]

U.S. tells Iran 'the world will be watching what you do'

U.S. tells Iran 'the world will be watching what you do' High Commissioner for Human Rights. "The United States continues to pursue a policy of open and implicit interference in the internal affairs of other states - doing it unabashedly, openly, under the slogan of caring for democracy and human rights, directly infringing on the sovereignty of other states", Sergei Ryabkov said Friday in comments carried by the Interfax news agency. [Full Article...]

United States places Pakistan on watch list for 'severe' violations of religious freedom

United States places Pakistan on watch list for 'severe' violations of religious freedom The re-designated countries are China, Eritrea, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The law was passed during the Clinton administration as part of an effort to make religious freedom a key objective of us foreign policy. [Full Article...]

Warning after a number of 'Aussie flu' deaths

Warning after a number of 'Aussie flu' deaths The dominant circulating virus is of the Yamagata lineage, but the WHO-recommended composition of trivalent vaccines for use in the northern hemisphere's flu season was two influenza A viruses (H1N1 and H3N2) and an influenza B virus of the Victoria lineage, CDC Deputy Director-General Chuang Jen-hsiang (莊人祥) said. [Full Article...]

Top Hollywood women join forces to fight sexual misconduct

The new initiative, called Time's Up , is being backed by prominent Hollywood women, including Reese Witherspoon , Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie Jennifer Aniston , Ashley Judd , America Ferrera , Natalie Portman , Emma Stone , Kerry Washington and hundreds of others, according to The Hollywood Reporter. [Full Article...]

Delhi fog: Operations at airport suspended as visibility drops below 50m

Delhi fog: Operations at airport suspended as visibility drops below 50m Almost 40 domestic and 26 global flights were among those delayed. While the fog dissipated later and visibility improved, there were delays throughout the day because of cascading effect on flight operations. Yesterday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 22.6 and 7.2 degrees Celsius respectively. Take-offs from the IGI Airport require a minimum visibility range of 125 metre... [Full Article...]

Frigid temps cause drop in United Blood Services donations

Frigid temps cause drop in United Blood Services donations Travel, family activities and changes in routines pose challenges to blood collections, especially during the last half of December and into the New Year, the release said. As the universal blood type, patients in an emergency situation can all receive O blood. "I donate for several reasons", said Joe Michielson, a donor at the Lethbridge blood clinic. [Full Article...]


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