Medical

Ecstasy drug makes octopuses more social

Final week HuffPost UK reported on a huge feat of scientific endeavour - in which octopuses have been chanced on to be "more appropriate" when uncovered to the ...


Vikings 'concerned' about Griffen after reported involvement in hotel incident

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen missed Sunday's game against the Bills with a knee injury, but was not at the stadium at all due to a personal matter, ...


Electrical implant, intense rehab help three paralyzed people take steps again

The researchers behind the study think they're getting better at helping people learn to move again, and want to try these implants and training techniques on...


United Kingdom health care worker contracts rare monkeypox virus in third case

Health officials said earlier this month that two people in Britain had been diagnosed with monkeypox in separate cases thought to be linked to travel to Nigeri...


Vikings ordered DE Griffen undergo mental evaluation

On Saturday, the report said, Griffen caused a disturbance at the Hotel Ivy in Minneapolis, entered a teammate's house briefly before running away, and jumped o...


Octopuses get very friendly when they're on MDMA, study reveals

But under the effects of MDMA the stand-offish animals wanted to hug and spend time together, as opposed to their usual behavior of trying to fight each other t...


Alzheimer's, dementia rate to double in U.S. by 2060

The devastating neurodegenerative disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and caring for the surviving sufferers costs hundreds of bil...


Scientists are giving octopuses MDMA to reveal the origins of social behavior

But what about a solitary and asocial create like an octopus? The results of this preliminary experience, so we need a new study before octopi becomes necessa...


2 detainees drown as van swept into floodwaters in SC

Earlier Wednesday, Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson had identified Newton with a different last name. The van was traveling west on USA 76 east of Nic...


Sugar content in United Kingdom yogurts "well above" recommended levels

Yogurt is marketed as a healthy food, but a study published this week in the British Medical Journal is the latest reminder that not all yogurt is created equ...


Zimbabwe seeks US$35 million to fight cholera outbreak

Deputy health minister John Mangwiro told a joint press conference that the number of recorded cases was declining from about 500 per day at peak to about 100 n...


Report Finds Faster Response 'Might Have Changed Things' For College Football Player

University System Chancellor Robert Caret said once both reports have been reviewed, "the board will then have the facts that it needs to really understand what...


'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking

The estimate comes as the health body launched its annual Stoptober campaign, encouraging smokers to join a mass quit attempt in the month of October. The Per...


Human and Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus in Brazos County

Martha Marquez, Harris County Mosquito Control spokeswoman, said mosquitoes with the West Nile Virus have been discovered around Burnet Bay near the Lakewood su...


High gluten diet in pregnancy ups child's diabetes risk

Unlike the Type 2 form of diabetes, Type 1 has nothing to do with lifestyle and is irreversible and until now, scientists have thought of Type 1 diabetes as an ...


FDA: Some flea and tick medications can increase seizure risk in pets

The FDA says the pills and chews in question are sold under the brand names Nexgard, Simparica, Bravecto and Credelio and all include the pesticide Isoxazoline....


Doctors Warn Parents to Stop Using Baby Walkers After New Study Published

A new study from the journal Pediatrics says more than 230,000 children younger than 15 months were treated at emergency rooms for injuries from 1990 to 201...


McHenry County Department of Health encourages flu shots

Harborview Medical Center has already treated one case of the flu this year. High severity refers to high influenza-related hospitalization, high levels of ou...


Fitbit launches Fitbit Care platform for health care plans, expands Humana partnership

Humana will use Fitbit Care for its employer group. This will allow companies to support members dealing with diabetes, depression and other conditions. In sup...


Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

The committee found that Professor Wansink committed academic misconduct in his research and scholarship, including misreporting of research data, problematic s...


Horses across Kansas test positive for West Nile virus

A second person has been hospitalized with a probable case of West Nile Virus in Allegheny County. The Health Department reported a Penn Hills resident in his e...


Like humans, octopuses want more hugs when high on ecstasy

The goal of the study was for scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Masscusetts to work out if octopuses and humans shared any genetic links. In o...


Feds' new campaign against youth vaping 'epidemic' targets middle and high schoolers

The agency will use geo-fencing, which allows marketers to reach people within specific locations, to reach populations around middle and high schools. A school...


Air pollution linked to higher risk of dementia

Due to limitations of the observational study, it is not possible to establish whether air pollution is a direct cause of the dementia cases. Alzheimer's ...


Trans fats ban a win for consumers says Northern Health

Beyond banning trans fats, PHOs have been added to Canada's List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Food. Truly how that will effect consumers...


New Jersey opens bidding for 1.1GW of offshore wind

These actions mark a significant leap forward in achieving the Governor's vision to transform New Jersey into a 100-percent clean energy state by 2050. NJBPU is...


French interior minister to resign in mid-2019 for municipal election

Right-wing opponents called on Mr Collomb to step down immediately. Collomb spent his political career as a member of the French Socialist party but was wooed...


California sues AbbVie for doctor kickbacks, overprescriptions

The injectable anti-inflammatory drug was the top-selling pharmaceutical in the US for the fifth straight year in 2017 according to IQVIA , WebMD's Marcia Fr...


Feds approve importation of pot drug for study

The drastic swings in the stock follow a almost 30 per cent jump on Tuesday after the Nanaimo, B.C. - based firm announced it got the green light from the U.S. ...


Supermarket yoghurts contain more sugar than Coke, study warns

The results reveal that the mid-value for nearly all categories was far higher than the "low-sugar" benchmark, with a median of 16.4g of sugar per 100g for ...


No Effect For Daily Aspirin On Healthy Life Span In Older People

However, all of the experts agreed that if you're now taking aspirin under a doctor's direction you shouldn't stop until you discuss it with them, regardless of...


There are only 4 personality types, study finds

This cluster can be attributed to people who are not neurotic, and open, however, emotionally stable, conscientious. However, they score higher on conscientiou...


FDA: Teen Vaping Is An Epidemic

The survey involved almost 20,700 middle and high school students from both public and private institutions. The data come from the 2016 National Youth Tobacc...


Cholera in Zimbabwe: state media says death toll has risen to 28

The cholera outbreak, first detected in a township outside the capital Harare earlier this month, prompted the government to declare an emergency in the cit...


Get flu shot now — CDC urges

This year's flu vaccine is now available at the McLean County Health Department, and health officials hope it's more effective than last year's. Judy Tung, an i...