Medical

FDA: Dirty canal water in Arizona linked to E. coli outbreak

FDA: Dirty canal water in Arizona linked to E. coli outbreak Contaminated canal water appears to have been the source of the national food poisoning out break linked to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma in April. Some people who became sick did not report eating romaine lettuce but had had close contact with someone who fell ill from eating it. [Full Article...]

GE to spin off healthcare unit, divest Baker Hughes stake

GE to spin off healthcare unit, divest Baker Hughes stake The company has foundered in several key industrial markets in recent years, and a foray into financial services steered it into the eye of the global financial crisis in 2008. The restructuring is "ultimately a de facto equity raise and dividend cut when all is said and done", he wrote to clients. GE wants to make the health care division a standalone company. [Full Article...]

AL woman has 50-pound ovarian cyst removed

AL woman has 50-pound ovarian cyst removed The situation was taking a toll on her life and well-being. A 50-pound cyst has been removed from an ovary of a woman whose stomach was so large that her doctor told her to go on a diet, and strangers asked if she was expecting twins. [Full Article...]

Exercise and obesity are both rising in US

Exercise and obesity are both rising in US The people aging from 18 to 64 years should be engaged in either 150 minutes of average physical activity or 75 minutes of strong physical activity every week, along with muscle strengthening activities for twice a week, as recommended by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. [Full Article...]

Human longevity might be increasing over time, study says

Human longevity might be increasing over time, study says This is increasingly common: people in the study born before 1910 were highly unlikely to make it past 96, while these days the odds are more or less even. If they made it to 95, their odds of dying within a year increased to 24 percent and their life expectancy from that point on dropped to 3.7 years. In fact, they quoted studies that showed that there are chances of mortality plateauing as well ... [Full Article...]

Exercise, Obesity Are Both on the Rise

Exercise, Obesity Are Both on the Rise These results varied greatly based on state, sex and current work status. There were 13 more states that also surpassed the goal, as well as the District of Columbia, whereas 13 other states, and MS in particular, had a much lower score than the average percentage, with only 13.5% of people meeting the guidelines. [Full Article...]

Local doctors caught up in major federal health care fraud crackdown

Local doctors caught up in major federal health care fraud crackdown The action, led by the Criminal Fraud Section of the Department of Justice, includes charges against 601 individuals, including charges against 156 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals. Among the accused are 76 doctors, 23 pharmacists and 19 nurses. These are despicable crimes. Those claims were then submitted to organizations such as Medicaid and Medicare for services that w... [Full Article...]

Trump says Maryland newsroom rampage 'filled our hearts with grief'

Trump says Maryland newsroom rampage 'filled our hearts with grief' Casey idealizes himself to his Pennsylvania constituents as an average Commonwealth resident, and a moderate Democrat who allegedly supports pro-life values, but has already written off President Trump's soon-to-be nominee, who will more than likely be a staunchly pro-life Conservative. [Full Article...]


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