Coroner sent letters to doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses. Doctors' habits quickly changed

Coroner sent letters to doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses. Doctors' habits quickly changed

Coroner sent letters to doctors whose patients died of opioid overdoses. Doctors’ habits quickly changed  Los Angeles Times Sending Letters About Their Patients’ Overdoses Changes Doctors’ Prescribing Habits  89.3 KPCC Doctors Nudged by Overdose Letter Prescribe Fewer Opioids  U.S. News & World Report Jason Doctor // USC Price  USC Price School of Public Policy – University of Southern California […]

Keto Diet May Up Diabetes Risk, Says Study

Keto Diet May Up Diabetes Risk, Says Study

If you are a fitness enthusiast or are even remotely aware about the world of nutrition and fitness you may have chanced upon the term ketogenic diet. Ketogenic diet has emerged to be one of the most sought after diets in the recent times. Ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet. Several celebrities across […]

Lyme Disease Has Spread to Every Part of the US

Lyme Disease Has Spread to Every Part of the US

A larval blacklegged or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis, the species that spreads Lyme disease in the U.S. Photo: Gary Alpert (CDC) As worrying as new invasive species of parasitic ticks might be, a recent report released by the lab testing company Quest Diagnostics should remind us of the more pressing dangers these eight-legged bugs can […]

Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Wethersfield

Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile In Wethersfield

Three types of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile virus at a Wethersfield testing site on Goff Road, officials said. According to the Central Connecticut Health District, the mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus are in the Culex family. They are most active at dawn and dusk and will bite humans as well as […]

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

by Emiliano Rodriguez Mega | AP August 6 at 5:07 PM NEW YORK — Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C. The gamble paid off. Their new organs are working fine thanks to medication that got rid of the virus, researchers reported […]

PMC ride makes stop in Franklin; outpouring of love for those lost to cancer.

PMC ride makes stop in Franklin; outpouring of love for those lost to cancer.

Franklin is a stop in the PMC’s two-day journey from Sturbridge to Priovincetown. It’s where cyclists take a break to grab water and a bite to eat. It’s also a stop to express love for those lost to cancer.   FRANKLIN – Before hundreds of cyclists rolled into the Jefferson Elementary School, Kevin Lydon held […]

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33: health ministry

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo believed to have killed 33: health ministry

A new outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo is believed to have killed 33 people in the east of the country, the health ministry said Saturday. Thirteen Ebola cases have been confirmed since the fresh outbreak was declared on August 1 in North Kivu province. While just three of the […]

'Nothing has held her back.' New way to patch hearts at Sutter leads to faster healing

'Nothing has held her back.' New way to patch hearts at Sutter leads to faster healing

A Sutter Health doctor in Sacramento could be the first in the nation that trades open-chest surgery for a minimally-invasive technique to correct congenital defects in the heart. “Here, we don’t have to split the bone, we just kind of sneak in,” explained Sutter Sacramento pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Naruhito Watanabe. Traditionally, an open-heart surgery […]

How does dog saliva turn into a life-threatening infection?

How does dog saliva turn into a life-threatening infection?

MILWAUKEE — A Wisconsin man was preparing for additional surgeries after having part of his legs and forearms amputated because of a dog lick that led to a rare blood infection, his wife said Thursday. Greg Manteufel, 48, has been hospitalized since late June, when he went to a Milwaukee-area hospital with flu-like symptoms. His condition […]

Why breastfeeding is good for the mother and baby

Why breastfeeding is good for the mother and baby

Breastfeeding helps you bond with the baby. (Source: Dreamstime) It’s World Breastfeeding Week! We must remember that breastfeeding reduces risk of cancer for women and has long-term health benefits for the child. By Dr Neha Sharma According to recent studies, India ranks the lowest in breastfeeding practices among South Asian countries including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan […]