Employees working on an assembly line at an Auto Plant (STR/AFP via Getty Images) Researchers find a shockingly strong link between economic opportunity and opioid use Nicole Karlis December 30, 2019 11:45PM (UTC) A study published on Monday found a shockingly strong link between declining participation in the labor force and opioid use. Researchers at…
In 2019, U.S. health officials became very concerned about a mysterious illness related to vaping. Vaping is the act of breathing in vapor through the mouth. It uses a battery-operated electronic device to heat liquid and mix small particles with air. An illness tied to vaping can make a teenager’s lungs look like those of…
WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Oakland County Health Division says they have confirmed a case of rabies in a skunk that was found in West Bloomfield.The skunk was found in the area north of West 14 Mile Road, south of West Maple Road between Orchard Lake and Middlebelt Roads.This is the 12th skunk to…
Posted: Mon 4:11 PM, Dec 30, 2019 &nbsp|&nbsp Updated: Mon 4:59 PM, Dec 30, 2019 A young Neenah man is being remembered as a hero in death for giving three other people a chance to live. Kobi Bernhardt (WBAY Photo) Jacob Bernhardt, who also went by Kobi, passed away the day after Christmas due to…
An outbreak of a common and highly contagious respiratory virus among babies in the area has prompted a warning from pediatricians at Oishei Children’s Hospital. “This year, the strain is particularly bad. We’re breaking records in our emergency room and our pediatric ICU with really sick kids,” said Dr. Stephen J. Turkovich, chief medical officer.…
Spongy discs made from the same material used to make teabags may offer a new way to treat arthritis of the thumb.The discs are surgically implanted between the two bones of the joint in a 30-minute procedure under local anaesthetic.As well as immediately acting as a cushion, over time repair cells penetrate tiny holes in…
Posted: Mon 4:50 PM, Dec 30, 2019 By: Capitol News ServiceDecember 30, 2019 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) — Two Florida infants lost their lives to the flu during the first week on December, the first flu related deaths of the year in Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health. The department says neither child had…
Dec. 30, 2019WASHINGTON — Newly unearthed documents show that the Food and Drug Administration failed to use its policing powers to make sure a program to curb improper prescribing of opioids was effective, researchers say. The lax oversight, they point out, occurred as the epidemic was growing and tens of thousands of people were dying…
TORONTO -- A new review of research suggests that Canadian guidelines for child milk consumption could be wrong. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto found no evidence to support the recommendation that children wean off whole milk at 2 years old in favour of low-fat varieties. A systemic review of 28 studies involving 21,000…
Seven women in one family had cancer-preventing surgeries after learning they carried a genetic mutation for breast and ovarian cancer.This year, they learned the results of that test may have been incorrect. Katy Mathes, her sister, their mother, three aunts and a cousin all had their ovaries and fallopian tubes removed after testing positive for the…
Taken daily, Truvada can greatly reduce the chances of someone contracting HIV.Photo: GettyFollowing pressure from dozens of LGBTQ groups, Facebook is finally pulling down some ads linking the HIV prevention drug Truvada to serious complications like bone and kidney damage—ads these groups have called false or misleading.In early December, 50 LGBTQ-affliated groups such as GLAAD…
SEATTLE — Seattle Public Schools is warning thousands of students that they will be excluded from school after Christmas break unless they get in compliance with Washington’s vaccine laws.The school district posted a notice online on Dec. 20 that stated, “Student records must reflect updated immunization status by January 8, 2020, or students cannot attend…
- A feral cat is seen in Wilkes-Barre earlier this year in a file photo. This is not the cat that was euthanized, but an illustration from a story about the proliferation of feral cats in the city. - Aimee Dilger | Times Leader file photo WILKES-BARRE — The city Health Department on Monday issued…
Douglas County officials confirm second flu death of the season Hide Transcript Show Transcript DAVID: WE BEGIN WITH THE HEALTH ALERT IN DOUGLAS COUNTY. DOCTORS HAVE CONFIRMED THE FIRST FLU DEATH OF THE SEASON. THANKS FOR JOINING US. I’M DAVID EARL. ALEXANDRA: AND I’M ALEXANDRA STONE. THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAYS FLU CASES ARE BREAKING RECORDS,…
Facebook’s internal motto used to be “move fast and break things.” It’s still breaking plenty of things. But it seems any urgency Facebook ever had in righting its wrongs has long since passed. This weekend, Facebook began removing a series of dangerous ads from the platform that targeted LGBTQ people and spread misleading information about HIV…
Five straight weeks of widespread flu activity have claimed 10 lives in South Carolina, the Department of Health and Environmental Control reported.According to the state agency's most recent influenza reports, there were two deaths recorded in the Lowcountry, two in the Pee Dee and six in the Upstate.The majority of those who succumbed were people…