Medical

Teen refuses to change diet despite junk food leading to his blindness

Teen refuses to change diet despite junk food leading to his blindness It's surprising that his nerve damage was not reversible, even after he was treated with vitamin B12, according to Elizabeth Bradley, MD , the medical director of the Cleveland Clinic's center for functional medicine in OH, who was not an author of the paper. [Full Article...]

Vegetarians, vegans more likely to have a stroke than meat eaters

Vegetarians, vegans more likely to have a stroke than meat eaters This was mostly due to a higher rate of haemorrhagic stroke - the type caused by bleeding in or around the brain. In contrast, vegetarians and vegans had a 20% higher risk of stroke than meat eaters, equivalent to three more cases of stroke per 1000 people over 10 years, mainly due to a higher rate of hemorrhagic stroke. [Full Article...]

Another death from lung illness linked to vaping reported

Another death from lung illness linked to vaping reported Dr. Richard Stanwick, Chief Medical Health Officer, Island Health says while the cause of the respiratory problems remains unclear, health officials believe the danger may be in the flavouring. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive substance in cannabis . Cases of serious lung illness potentially caused by vaping - primarily in teens - have been cropping up around the nation. [Full Article...]

Texas Shooter Bought Gun in Private Sale

Texas Shooter Bought Gun in Private Sale The gunman who killed seven people and wounded 23 others in a rampage across West Texas on Saturday obtained the assault-style rifle used through a private sale after he was banned from having a firearm because he was diagnosed with a mental illness, media reported. [Full Article...]

NY declares end of measles outbreak

NY declares end of measles outbreak The epidemic was contained mostly to the Orthodox Jewish communities of Williamsburg and Borough Park, with more than a dozen confirmed cases also in Sunset Park among the Latino population. Only one of the cases, it said, was "recently ill". Now health officials say two incubation periods have passed with no new infections. "There may no longer be local transmission of measles in New York Cit... [Full Article...]

Trump trailing Biden in crucial 2020 battleground of Wisconsin

Trump trailing Biden in crucial 2020 battleground of Wisconsin The latest Marquette Law School poll released Wednesday detailed how Wisconsin voters feel about a wide array of issues stretching from the field for Democratic primaries to hot-button national issues. Support for Sanders remained level at 12 percent, keeping him in third place. The IBD/TIPP poll, which has correctly predicted the last four presidential elections, was the only national poll to... [Full Article...]

Michigan Is First State to Ban Vaping Products

Michigan Is First State to Ban Vaping Products Whitmer said her No. 1 priority is keeping kids safe, and she wants to stop companies that are using candy flavors to "hook children on nicotine". While the length of the ban is limited due to procedural law, it will be possible for the ban to be renewed for another six months once the current order is expired. [Full Article...]

Google will pay $170 million to settle YouTube child privacy accusations

Google will pay $170 million to settle YouTube child privacy accusations YouTube's had a rough year with kids. The fine marks the largest the FTC has leveled against Google, although it's dwarfed by the $ 5 billion fine the agency imposed against fellow tech giant Facebook earlier this year for privacy violations. [Full Article...]


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