• The FDA Has Approved the First Ever Blood Test for Concussions
The FDA Has Approved the First Ever Blood Test for Concussions

Essentially, claims Dr. Jeffrey Bazarian, emergency medicine professor at the University of Rochester, this affirms that patients whose blood tests are negative can avoid CT scans and radiation exposure. If a blood testing option is available, and given the lack of discernible lesions concussion patients may have, the test may be a preferred opti...

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  • Transgender woman becomes the world's first to breastfeed her baby
Transgender woman becomes the world's first to breastfeed her baby

Following months of hormone therapy a year ago, doctors say she might be the first reported transgender woman in academic literature to breast-feed, according to a case study published last month in the peer-reviewed journal Transgender Health .

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  • State Health Officials Report 17 New Flu Deaths
State Health Officials Report 17 New Flu Deaths

That pushes the total number of flu deaths since last October, when the flu season began, to 126. Temple Student Health says they have seen more cases of influenza this year compared to last, but sophomore Quentin Nietz says he isn't anxious about the flu.

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  • A Potentially Powerful New Antibiotic Is Discovered in Dirt
A Potentially Powerful New Antibiotic Is Discovered in Dirt

Malacidin appears to work differently than daptomycin , which was introduced in 2003 and has yet to be challenged by resistant bacteria. Raising hopes of a potent new weapon in the fight against rising antibiotic resistance , scientists have discovered in soil samples a new family of antibiotics that could eventually be used to combat hard-to-t...

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"Ashamed", Oxfam Haiti ex-director denies sex allegations

However, Firth said it would be a tragedy if the charity's work came to a halt. The Charity Commission is to launch a full inquiry into Oxfam as it has concerns the organisation may not have "full and frankly disclosed material details" about the Haiti sex scandal.

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  • Flu season 2018: 12 things you need to know now
Flu season 2018: 12 things you need to know now

Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . This year, the CDC and health professionals are tackling the H1N1 and the predominate H3N2, which according to Quartz data published by Canadian studies is only about 17 percent effective against a strain that may prompt 80 percent of the infections.

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  • Faith brought Olympic figure skater Alexa Scimeca Knierim 'back on the ice'
Faith brought Olympic figure skater Alexa Scimeca Knierim 'back on the ice'

But, Scimeca Knierim told People magazine, "We've already won by being able to step on the ice". Two months after their June 2016 wedding, she was diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening gastrointestinal condition. In other Olympic news, American snowboarder Shuan White made history with his third Winter Olympics gold medal , this time i...

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  • Man Warned FBI About Florida School Shooter 5 Months Ago
Man Warned FBI About Florida School Shooter 5 Months Ago

Bennight's email to the FBI's tip box bounced, with an error message saying that the email address does not exist. Police say Cruz opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon at Florida high school Wednesday, killing 17 people , injuring 15 and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets.

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  • Pennsylvania set to begin rollout of medical marijuana program
Pennsylvania set to begin rollout of medical marijuana program

While Murphy didn't mention the expanded list of conditions when he announced the medical marijuana review, those conditions are widely expected to be added. For more information on the state's medical marijuana program, visit the Department of Health's FAQ page. A parent, legal guardian or caregiver shall bring to the school and administer the med...

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  • NC officials report 17 new flu deaths; new total of 165 deaths
NC officials report 17 new flu deaths; new total of 165 deaths

Laney says for the first time all season, he is seeing the number of cases he treats go down. "So even when this wave dies down we expect a second wave". "Vaccination is still the best protection we have against this serious and deadly illness", said Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH.

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  • Three-year-old dies of flu, child death toll increases to 63
Three-year-old dies of flu, child death toll increases to 63

The announcement follows Governor Cuomo's declaration of a public health emergency in NY. That's as high as it got during the swine flu pandemic in 2009. However, even if there is a "bad" match, the vaccine can still provide some protection. The figures were through January 27, according to the most recent weekly report from state health offi...

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  • Indian Mujahideen terrorist, teacher in Nepal, Ariz Khan arrested in Delhi
Indian Mujahideen terrorist, teacher in Nepal, Ariz Khan arrested in Delhi

The encounter in September 2008, a week after serial blasts in Delhi, triggered a controversy as many questioned the police's version. During the encounter, cops shot down two Indian Mujahideen terrorists but also lost one of its men, Insp.

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  • Eating Slowly Tied to Lower BMI and Obesity Risk
Eating Slowly Tied to Lower BMI and Obesity Risk

And they conclude, "Changes in eating habits can affect obesity , BMI , and waist circumference". The researchers, who published their findings in the journal BMJ Open , said they set out to analyze "the effects of changes in lifestyle habits on changes in obesity".

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  • U.S. woman with headaches wakes up with British accent
U.S. woman with headaches wakes up with British accent

The syndrome is a rare condition that usually accompanies a stroke, neurological damage or underlying health issues. "They send in the psychiatrist at hospital and make sure you're not a loon", Myers said . In Myers's case, the symptom was a severe headache. At the time, Myers didn't correlate the headache and the intonation change. But her ...

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  • Andre Ayew Marks Swansea City Second Debut In Win Over Burnley
Andre Ayew Marks Swansea City Second Debut In Win Over Burnley

Six weeks ago Swansea looked to be sleepwalking towards relegation but the surprise appointment of Carvalhal has seen them out of the bottom three with victories over Liverpool and Arsenal under their belt. Burnley have the joint-third meanest defence (23 goals conceded in 26 games) but are also joint-third for fewest goals scored (21), although...

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  • Ireland Get Ready For 6 Nations Clash With Italy
Ireland Get Ready For 6 Nations Clash With Italy

Schmidt's opposite number Conor O'Shea said he had seen enough in three halves of rugby against Six Nations favourites Ireland and England to show his side can do something in the championship. The outside centre bagged two tries today, but landed rather awkwardly when scoring the second. Winger Keith Earls secured the bonus point before ...

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  • OxyContin maker Purdue will no longer market opioid drugs to doctors
OxyContin maker Purdue will no longer market opioid drugs to doctors

Doctors who want information on opioids will now need to contact the company's medical affairs department. The CDC says more than three out of five drug overdose deaths involve opioids - and that annual deaths from heroin and prescription opioids have increased more than five-fold since 1999, including 42,000 deaths in 2016.

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  • Father who attacked Nassar will donate GoFundMe money
Father who attacked Nassar will donate GoFundMe money

Raisman , 23, said she can't know for sure if Geddert took any action after he overheard the auto conversation. "This reprehensible conduct went undetected or ignored for years", the committee, led by Reps. He subsequently announced his retirement. With all respect to the power of the printed (and pixelated) word, this might never have happened...

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  • Android Messages update will bring web interface, chat enhancements
Android Messages update will bring web interface, chat enhancements

The code, which was unearthed by Android Police, reveals that Google may be about to launch a web interface that will allow users to to pair their smartphone with their computer in order to send text messages. A new version of Android Messages, however, seems to be packing major changes under the hood. Now it seems that Google is up for the new c...

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  • Sri Lanka build lead in second Bangladesh Test
Sri Lanka build lead in second Bangladesh Test

Sri Lanka had earlier declared its second innings on 226 runs. His bowling figures of 5/24 in the 2nd innings are the 2nd best on debut for a Sri Lankan after Upul Chandana's 6/179 against Pakistan in 1999. Skipper Suranga Lakmal got rid of Tamim Iqbal (4) off just the fourth ball of the innings, with the opener spooning a return catch to the bowl...

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