Women more likely to die of heart attack if treated by male doctor, study finds

Josh Hafner USA TODAY Published 10:13 p.m. UTC Aug 7, 2018 If you’re a woman rushed to an emergency room during a heart attack, the gender of the physician treating you, could make a life-or-death difference. Female heart attack patients are more likely to die when treated by a male ER doctor, a new study finds. The reason why, […]

West Nile Virus Found In Stoughton Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus Found In Stoughton Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus Found In Stoughton Mosquitoes  Patch.com Dallas resident is county’s first West Nile death of 2018  Dallas News Mosquitos Test Positive For West Nile In Wethersfield  Hartford Courant Full coverage Source link

Maryland mom tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel

Maryland mom tests positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bagel

Freshly baked homemade bagels with onion, sesame seed, poppy seed, cream cheese, and butter.  (Fudio) A Maryland woman is blaming her false positive test for opiates on the breakfast she ate hours before giving birth.  Elizabeth Eden was in labor at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson last spring when doctors told her she tested positive […]

New invasive 'aggressive biter' tick spreads across US, sparks concern

New invasive 'aggressive biter' tick spreads across US, sparks concern

This photograph depicts a ventral view, i.e., underside, of an adult female Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, commonly known as the longhorned tick. (CDC/James Gathany) A new invasive tick species described as an “aggressive biter” has been found in a number of U.S. states, sparking concern from agriculture and health officials. The Haemaphysalis longicornis tick, better known […]

Health officials sound alarm as invasive tick, new to US, spreads

Health officials sound alarm as invasive tick, new to US, spreads

Health officials sound alarm as invasive tick, new to US, spreads  WFAA.com New Tick Species That Lays 2000 Eggs Found In NC  Patch.com Maryland’s first longhorn tick confirmed  New York Daily News Longhorned tick spreads to Mercer County  MyCentralJersey.com Full coverage Source link

One in 7 babies prenatally exposed to Zika has health problems, CDC says

One in 7 babies prenatally exposed to Zika has health problems, CDC says

“Based on what we know from other congenital infections, we expect more information will emerge about these health problems as these children grow,” said Peggy Honein, a co-author of the new report and director of the CDC’s Division of Congenital and Developmental Disorders. “The Zika story is not over, especially for children who were exposed […]

Undetectable means untransmittable: what you need to know about HIV

Undetectable means untransmittable: what you need to know about HIV

Recently, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attended the first HIV Ireland Red Ball and, in his speech, described HIV as “one of the most stigmatised medical conditions” in Ireland today. “The stigma against gay people is largely lifted. The same must happen for people who are HIV positive,” he pronounced firmly. But how do we lessen […]

Coaching parents may reduce child's obesity

Coaching parents may reduce child's obesity

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Parents were advised food wasn’t always what a baby needed Changing the way that parents interact with their infants could help combat child obesity, a US study suggests. New mothers were offered ways of responding to babies’ needs, including avoiding comforting with food. By the age of three, children […]

Massachusetts among jails, prisons slowly loosening resistance to addiction meds

Massachusetts among jails, prisons slowly loosening resistance to addiction meds

Four inmates sit silently in the library of the Franklin County House of Correction one summer morning. But these men aren’t here to read books. Under the supervision of a nurse and two corrections officers, they’re taking their daily dose of buprenorphine. The drug, often known by the brand name Suboxone, is meant to control […]