Medicine

Sea turtle has 900 coins cut from its stomach

The pennies formed an 11-pound ball in Bank's stomach, cracking its ventral shell. She will be on a liquid diet for the next two weeks while she heals from the trauma of her injuries and the surgery. The surgical team found the ball too large to take out through a 10cm incision and were forced to remove them individually. "I hope this case taught us not to throw coins into any pond with animals in it", Chansue wrote on Facebook. Read More

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Celebrate Read Across America Day

Celebrate Read Across America Day

Every March 2, the birth of Dr. Seuss is recognized across the nation. "The hallways and classroom doors are decorated with student artwork", she noted. "They've been practicing so hard for those tests and this week is a fun week where they can unwind", she said. Over in a second-grade class, the kids got a story - and a lesson about Winnie the Pooh. Read More

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State health officials report 16 flu deaths last week

The cost of a flu vaccine is covered by Medicare Part B, Medicaid and most private insurance companies. "We have seen the same trend here in Ross County, with a total of 31 influenza-associated hospitalizations, 14 of those cases in just the past week", said Michelle Long, infectious disease nurse with the Ross County Health District. Read More

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Study links strenuous exercise to low libido in men

Study links strenuous exercise to low libido in men

Men who perform tough or strenuous workouts may have lower libidos than those who engage in lighter exercise sessions, according to a new study in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. These categories were match with the subjects' sexual appetite divided into whether they have low, moderate or high libido. A new study performed by a team of scientists from the University of North Carolina might make you want to give up on extreme workouts. Read More

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Students urged to exercise caution in light of 19 possible mumps cases

Okanogan County Public Health confirmed Tuesday that one adult is sick with the mumps in the county. Two doses of vaccine are considered around 80 percent effective, but some who have been vaccinated could still come down with the mumps. During a mumps outbreak, people identified as a contact of a suspected, probable or confirmed case of mumps who do not have proof of vaccination will be excluded from campus for 26 days after the last possible date of exposure. Read More

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Epidemic: US heroin deaths quadruple in five years

Epidemic: US heroin deaths quadruple in five years

The percentage of fatal overdoses related to heroin more than tripled from 8 percent in 2010 to 25 percent in 2015. Opioid's deadly grip on the U.S. As of 2015, that number was up to to more than 16. Americans between the ages of 45 to 54 had the highest rate of fatal drug overdoses overall in 2015, with 30 deaths reported per 100,000. Read More

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Owning A Cat Does Not Lead To Mental Illness, Study Finds

These limitations included studies in which researchers asked people with and without mental health problems to remember details about their childhood, which could have led to errors in recall. Living with a cat during childhood does not cause mental illness later in life, a new study from University College London suggests, disputing earlier studies that caused alarm by linking cats to human mental illness. Read More

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Suicidal Teens-Marriage Laws story

Suicidal Teens-Marriage Laws story

Does Same-Sex Marriage Decrease Suicide Among Teens? Before the legislation was implemented, an overall 8.6 percent of high-school students in the US reported attempting suicide, as well as 28.5 percent of teens who identified as gay, bisexual, lesbian, or "not sure". Read More

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#LastNightInSweden is born after Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident

#LastNightInSweden is born after Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident

Immediately after the president's remark , Twitter users inundated an official Swedish government account with queries. There were no attacks in Sweden on Friday. The president made reference to a security incident in Sweden that apparently occurred on the previous night, leaving many Swedes baffled. Donald Trump is failing to make America great, but he has managed to turn the presidency into a laughingstock that is being mocked from as far away as Sweden . Read More

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China closes live poultry markets amid deadly flu outbreak

China closes live poultry markets amid deadly flu outbreak

In January alone, the Chinese mainland reported 192 human cases of H7N9, including 79 deaths, making it the worst season since the virus first appeared in the country in 2013, according to the commission. Reports state that more than 30 percent of the live poultry markets in China's third-largest city Guangzhou were recently found to be affected by the H7N9 virus. Read More

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