Mosquito-borne illness circulating throughout region

Mosquito-borne illness circulating throughout region

Public health officials are urging area residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes this holiday weekend after an increase in West Nile virus cases in mosquitoes and humans, including two deaths in Tennessee and one in Georgia. Mosquitoes “aren’t just a nuisance” and carry potentially serious diseases, Dr. John Dreyzehner, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of […]

Are health risks of cannabis getting lost in the haze?

Are health risks of cannabis getting lost in the haze?

Between 10 to 25 per cent of regular cannabis users will become dependent on the substance, Fischer says. “So it’s a minority, but it’s not an insignificant or trivial minority.” he says. Fischer says there are three key contributors to cannabis dependence, with length and intensity of use being the primary predictor. “This is almost […]

More cases of Legionnaire's disease confirmed

More cases of Legionnaire's disease confirmed

NASHUA, N.H. — More cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been confirmed in New Hampshire, but not all are related to the outbreak in Hampton. Health officials said two new cases of the illness were reported in Hampton, bringing the total number of cases to 14. In addition, two unrelated cases have been reported in Nashua. […]

Salmonella in kosher chicken kills 1, sickens at least 17, CDC says

Salmonella in kosher chicken kills 1, sickens at least 17, CDC says

Sign up for our newsletter SUBSCRIBE At least 17 people have fallen ill and one person has died due to a salmonella outbreak linked to kosher chicken, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Several of those who were sickened reported eating chicken from the Empire Kosher brand. The CDC, however, isn’t suggesting […]

What Is The Cause Of This Salmonella Outbreak? Looks Like Kosher Chicken

What Is The Cause Of This Salmonella Outbreak? Looks Like Kosher Chicken

Yet another Salmonella outbreak for 2018. This time the culprit may be kosher chicken. (Photo: Shutterstock) This is not kosher. Well the food may be, but not the situation. There is yet another multi-state Salmonella outbreak. This time the culprit may be kosher chicken. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicated that at least 17 […]

Ketamine May Ease Depression By Acting Like an Opioid, Study Suggests

Ketamine May Ease Depression By Acting Like an Opioid, Study Suggests

Ketamine, once known primarily as a club drug, has in recent years gained legitimacy among some scientific experts as potential therapy for hard-to-treat depression. It works faster than antidepressants but wears off fairly quickly, and the health consequences of taking ketamine over months and years is so far unknown. The drug is FDA-approved as an […]

1 in 20 American Adults Are Using E-Cigarettes, New Study Finds

1 in 20 American Adults Are Using E-Cigarettes, New Study Finds

A new study found that about one in 20 American adults use e-cigarettes and that one in three users vape every day. Researchers report in the Annals of Internal Medicine that e-cigarette use is more common among younger adults and current cigarette smokers. Reuters reports that of the 10.8 million people using e-cigarettes, more than […]

Fourth human case of West Nile virus diagnosed in Massachusetts, officials say

Fourth human case of West Nile virus diagnosed in Massachusetts, officials say

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Monday announced that a fourth human case of West Nile virus had been diagnosed in the state. The person diagnosed is a woman in her 50s from Middlesex County who was never hospitalized for her virus, the department said in a statement. Three other cases were reported on […]

This AI system spots often-missed lung cancer tumours

This AI system spots often-missed lung cancer tumours

Researchers from University of Central Florida in the US have taught a computer how to detect tiny specks of lung cancer in computed tomography (CT) scans, which radiologists often have a difficult time identifying. The Artificial Intelligence (AI) system is about 95 per cent accurate, compared to 65 per cent when done by human […]

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