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Rare Fatal Tick Born Illness Detected In New York

Rare Fatal Tick Born Illness Detected In New York Officials said the resident was from near Poughkeepsie and had underlying health conditions. A Hudson Valley man has died from Powassan virus , a rare and often serious disease spread by infected ticks, health department officials said. Powassan is low on the totem pole, but reported cases of illness caused by ticks, mosquitoes, and flea bites have more than tripled from 2004 to 2016 and have... [Full Article...]

Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) Shares Purchased by Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding HUM? Here we'll take a look at several other notable indicators. Highly publicized stocks can be a tempting choice as they tend to garner the most attention by media outlets and the investing community. [Full Article...]

Study shows one in 10 senior adults is a binge drinker

An estimated 10.6 percent of those aged 65 and over were binge drinkers, the researchers found. The study was published Wednesday in the Journal of American Geriatrics Society . Using both may lead to higher impairment effects. According to the estimates, there are now 10.6% of adults aged 65 years binge drinkers in the U.S. The analysis shows that of those who engaged in binge drink, 41.4% h... [Full Article...]

Blood test highly accurate at identifying Alzheimer's before symptoms arise

Blood test highly accurate at identifying Alzheimer's before symptoms arise Another study suggests that women who were a part of the paid labor force experienced slower cognitive decline than those who weren't, so working outside the home may have some long-term health benefits for the brain. Reporting on their findings in the medical journal Neurology , researchers say the test would analyze the levels of specific amyloid proteins, believed to be an indicator of Alzhei... [Full Article...]

Second Ebola case in Congo's Goma infected several people: government

Second Ebola case in Congo's Goma infected several people: government Meanwhile, Rwanda reopened its frontier with DR Congo on Thursday after closing it for eight hours following a new case of Ebola in the Congolese border city of Goma, Kinshasa said. Juliet Mwanga, a co-investigator on the trial, said there is the need "to study many vaccines" in light of Congo's epidemic. The DRC declared their 10th outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. [Full Article...]

Dark chocolate lowers risk of depression for 24 hours, study suggests

While 7.6 per cent of the 13,000 people surveyed reported depressive symptoms, just 1.5 per cent of the chocolate eaters did. "These results provide some evidence that consumption of chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, may be associated with reduced odds of clinically relevant depressive symptoms", the authors said in the study's abstract. [Full Article...]

Doctors hold nationwide strike against NMC bill, withdraw emergency services

Doctors hold nationwide strike against NMC bill, withdraw emergency services Agitations continued at various hospitals as doctors wore black badges to work as a mark of protest against the bill on Wednesday. The Bill, which gives more power to the Centre, was moved by health minister Harsh Vardhan for passage in the Upper House despite stiff protests from the medical fraternity. [Full Article...]

Binge drinking increasing among older adults

The fall risk is elevated if they're additionally using hashish, and the study discovered hashish use was increased among subjects who reported binge drinking-to not point out the fact that falls are the main reason for broken bones, trauma, and deaths among older adults even when alcohol and hashish use will not be considered. [Full Article...]


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