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Medicine NYU will provide free tuition for all of its medical students
Author: 0 NYU will provide free tuition for all of its medical students

Other medical schools have attempted to assuage the financial burden of medical school, including the University of Houston's College of Medicine, which offered full scholarships to its inaugural class. Tuition and its debt burden may be a factor contributing to the projected shortage of up to 120,000 physicians in the United States by 2030. Langone Health, told The New York Times .

Author: 0 Multiple suspected synthetic cannabis overdoses at park by Yale University

The Rev. Luk De Volder, rector of the historic Trinity Church on the Green, told the paper there were ambulances on the Green on Monday night as well. No deaths were reported in either outbreak. "Nationwide, this is an issue for every city, every agency", Alston said. Some people were unconscious, others were semi-conscious.

Medicine CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states, including Oregon
Author: 0 CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states, including Oregon

The majority of those cases were in people who were not vaccinated. Last year, there were 118 measles cases in 15 states and Washington, D.C. The last outbreak happened in 2015 when 188 people were infected. Measles is highly contagious and is spread through coughing and sneezing. One way to reduce your measles risk: getting the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.

Medicine Equine Health Alert: First Case of West Nile Reported in NY
Author: 0 Equine Health Alert: First Case of West Nile Reported in NY

Philip Armstrong, Medical Entomologist at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment station, in a statement. MA and CT have also reported positive findings of WNV in mosquito samples this year. "This is the first direct evidence of West Nile activity in our area this summer", reads the release. The SHA is reminding residents to take precautions including wearing insect repellants that contain DEET; ones containing Icaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus are also recommended.

Medicine ND West Nile virus cases more than triple in a week
Author: 0 ND West Nile virus cases more than triple in a week

So far in 2018, DCHHS has reported three West Nile virus infections. A Dallas resident is the first person to die from West Nile virus this year in Dallas County, health officials announced Tuesday. It's now been detected in Ada County. DCHHS Medical Director Dr. Christopher Perkins explains that proper mosquito bite prevention involves DEET sprays.

Medicine Sarasota man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters
Author: 0 Sarasota man dies from flesh-eating bacteria after eating raw oysters

The name of the restaurant that served the oyster has not been released. Flesh eating bacteria, or Vibrio vulnificus , is naturally occurring bacteria found in warm, brackish seawater. Healthy individuals develop mild disease from the infection but the infection can become more serious and even deadly in people with compromised immune systems, particularly those with a chronic liver disease.

Medicine Trump holds Putin responsible for election meddling
Author: 0 Trump holds Putin responsible for election meddling

For anyone who follows Donald Trump on Twitter , little of what he said in his Helsinki press conference was new. Glenn Carle, a longtime former Central Intelligence Agency spy, said he wasn't the least bit surprised by Trump's actions because "it's becoming more and more clear that Trump is either a witting or unwitting Russian asset".

Medicine Dwayne Johnson: I Am ‘Absolutely’ Considering Running For President
Author: 0 Dwayne Johnson: I Am ‘Absolutely’ Considering Running For President

Fans have called on the Skyscraper actor to run for office following the publication of an article in The Washington Post two years ago which suggested that he could easily win an election. If you are looking to see Dwayne Johnson on the big screen soon be sure to see Skyscraper in theaters now and stay on the lookout for the Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw coming in 2019.

Medicine USA threatens nations over world breastfeeding resolution, shocking health officials
Author: 0 USA threatens nations over world breastfeeding resolution, shocking health officials

The failing NY Times Fake News story today about breast feeding must be called out. At a recent gathering of the World Health Assembly, the forum through which the World Health Organization governs and makes health recommendations, USA delegates caused a stir when they attempted to dissuade delegates from Ecuador from sponsoring a resolution to encourage breastfeeding .

Medicine Amazon to Buy Online Pharmacy Startup PillPack as Entry Into Health Care
Author: 0 Amazon to Buy Online Pharmacy Startup PillPack as Entry Into Health Care

Walgreens scrapped its deal to buy Rite Aid outright past year after failing to win antitrust approval, and said it would instead buy some of the smaller rival's US stores. "We know that we have to change the level of our services to the customers and we are working quite hard on that direction, but we are not anxious", Pessina said.

Medicine United States approves Epidiolex, first marijuana-derived drug
Author: 0 United States approves Epidiolex, first marijuana-derived drug

The agency has previously approved drugs made from synthetic versions of THC and other marijuana constituents. It contains less than 0.1 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component that makes people high. The British drugmaker studied the drug in more than 500 patients with hard-to-treat seizures, overcoming numerous legal hurdles to conducting research with cannabis.

Medicine British PM promises Brexit health service boost
Author: 0 British PM promises Brexit health service boost

That claim has been dismissed as "tosh" by Tory Health Select Committee chair Dr Sarah Wollaston, while former minister Dr Phillip Lee said "there is no evidence yet that there will be a " Brexit dividend" - so it's tax rises, more borrowing or both".

Author: 0 Transgenderism no longer a mental illness

The WHO released the latest version of its International Classification of Diseases , ICD-11, today, and among the changes from the previous iteration is that " gaming disorder " has been added to the section on addictive disorders. In its latest edition of the International Classification of Diseases, "gender dysphoria" - or transgenderism, in layman's terms - is not listed as a mental disorder any longer, but as a "gender incongruence", which has also been moved out of the mental disorder ...

Medicine Cut melons from Kroger, Walmart linked to Salmonella outbreak
Author: 0 Cut melons from Kroger, Walmart linked to Salmonella outbreak

The melon products were sold by Costco, Kroger, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon to name a few. "However, if a Kroger customer has any concerns about pre-cut melon and/or pre-made fruit salads purchased at a Kroger store, they may return it to the store for a full refund".

Medicine Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths
Author: 0 Regina man remembers father after Spade and Bourdain deaths

Abby Litovski is over the center's crisis and suicide line program and says since news of the suicides came out, they have certainly gotten an increase in calls this week. The findings were released days after the deaths of famed designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain brought the issue of suicide to the fore.

Medicine A simple pregnancy blood test could help warn of preterm babies
Author: 0 A simple pregnancy blood test could help warn of preterm babies

They next studied two separate cohorts of pregnant women who were known to be at risk of premature birth either because of previous preterm deliveries or because they had experienced premature contractions. The test detected the variations in RNA in a pregnant woman's blood and estimated due dates within two weeks in almost half the cases. The research team conducted a pilot study on 31 healthy pregnant women, using 21 of them to create a statistical model based on nine transcripts ...

Medicine Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon
Author: 0 Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

To date, 60 people infected with the outbreak strain have been reported in five states, including 32 cases in MI. Diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps are the symptoms of salmonella infection . It's not just Walmart pre-cut melon. The outbreak has been connected to pre-cut melon purchased at any Illinois Walmart. "If you have recently purchased pre-cut melon from Walmart, throw it out", Shah said.

Medicine How to get help for someone who might be suicidal
Author: 0 How to get help for someone who might be suicidal

If you or a loved one are struggling, visit https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/, or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. CDC is very good about aggressive over-diagnosis in some areas, e-cigarettes and pre-diabetes are prominent examples where they defied the science consensus to embrace the precautionary principle, so it is inconsistent to be urging caution about the role of mental health in suicides.

Medicine Nipah Virus: Kozhikode district schools reopening postponed till June 12
Author: 0 Nipah Virus: Kozhikode district schools reopening postponed till June 12

There's no vaccine for the deadly virus, which gets transferred from animals to humans. IMA President Ravi Wankedekar, who is in the capital city for the IMA conference, said that the virus outbreak does not hold any threat. A common example is consumption of raw date palm sap contaminated with infectious bat excretions. Avoid consuming mangoes fallen off trees. He went on to laud the local doctors for smartly stopping the virus in its feared tracks.

Medicine Early Screening For Colon Cancer Could Save Lives
Author: 0 Early Screening For Colon Cancer Could Save Lives

The new recommended starting age is based on colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence rates, results from microsimulation modeling that demonstrate a favorable benefit-to-burden balance of screening beginning at age 45, and the expectation that screening will perform similarly in adults ages 45 to 49 as it does in adults for whom screening is now recommended (50 and older).