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Medical No time for flu shot? Glynn County offers drive-thru vaccinations
Author: 0 No time for flu shot? Glynn County offers drive-thru vaccinations

The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot as the best protection against influenza. The good news is many people don't have to pay anything. The illness is not from the flu vaccine. They recommend young children, people over 65, pregnant women and people with other illnesses should be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Medical Two female mental health patients drown while chained up in police van
Author: 0 Two female mental health patients drown while chained up in police van

Officials have said two deputies in the van were able to get out and tried to free the women. "The two deputies attempted to extricate the persons being transported", the news release said. That effort resumed Wednesday morning, and Thompson said a specialized crew was being flown in from Charleston to assist. They were women who voluntarily sought help.

Medical Legionella outbreak in Surrey likely from local source
Author: 0 Legionella outbreak in Surrey likely from local source

Three new cases of Legionnaires' disease have been confirmed at a public housing complex in Harlem. The DHHS says there may be additional test results for samples taken from Sands Resort within the next week. It can not be contracted by drinking or coming into physical contact with water containing the bacteria (such as while swimming). However, people should watch for symptoms for about two weeks after exposure.

Medical Six cases of West Nile reported in Lancaster County
Author: 0 Six cases of West Nile reported in Lancaster County

Health officials advise residents to protect themselves against the virus by wearing mosquito repellent and trousers and long-sleeved shirts outdoors. Watch for health department alerts and warnings about mosquito disease outbreak. It is the state's first human case of West Nile virus since 2015. Birds and horses can also contract the virus.

Medical Don't 'monkey this up' and elect Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis says
Author: 0 Don't 'monkey this up' and elect Andrew Gillum, Ron DeSantis says

On the Republican side, DeSantis, a USA congressman from the Jacksonville area, stomped Adam Putnam, a former congressman and current Commissioner of Agriculture in Florida , with more than 56 percent of the vote. He led by almost 20 percentage points with about 85 per cent of votes counted. Across the vast state of Florida , it's important to be on TV to reach voters in the final days of the campaign.

Medical Sen. John McCain remembered at two-day memorial service in Arizona
Author: 0 Sen. John McCain remembered at two-day memorial service in Arizona

John McCain's memorial service . Ducey said that McCain "brought us above politics", so with "humor and humanity and without compromising the principles he held so dear". "One important thing about him that a lot of people shouldn't forget is that you can disagree as long as you're not disagreeable", Webb said. Musical choices include a recessional to " My Way " by Frank Sinatra.

Author: 0 Zero tolerance: No safe level of alcohol

Researchers found alcohol use was the leading risk factor for death and disability and accounted for almost 10 per cent of annual global deaths -about 2.8 million annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends women limit alcohol consumption to one drink per day and two drinks per day for men, but it's easy to unknowingly go over these limits.

Medical Local mosquito spraying scheduled after West Nile Virus detection
Author: 0 Local mosquito spraying scheduled after West Nile Virus detection

Health officials have confirmed single cases of West Nile virus in Duval and Nassau counties, according to the Florida Department of Health. Again, no human cases have been identified. The bugs become infected when they bite a bird that carries the virus, like ravens, crows or jays. Avoid outdoor activities at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active.

Medical Officials believe body of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has been found
Author: 0 Officials believe body of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts has been found

A complaint and affidavit names Cristhian Bahena Rivera , who resides in rural Poweshiek County, in the charge of murder in the first degree. The Des Moines Register reported , citing the criminal complaint filed by police, that Rivera told authorities he saw Tibbetts jogging on July 18, got out of his vehicle and began "running behind her and alongside her".

Medical Maryland insurers say Trump Administration to cut health payments destabilizes market
Author: 0 Maryland insurers say Trump Administration to cut health payments destabilizes market

CMS also notes that after last year's navigator funding was reduced, the overall enrollment in Obamacare plans increased slightly (when counting people who paid their first month's premiums) to 10.6 million people. CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said CareSource was receiving federal money from the risk pool and would have to pay $16 million. Insurers can adapt to market turmoil by raising rates.

Medical ‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella
Author: 0 ‘Do not eat this cereal’: CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

The FDA is sending out this reminder because it has learned some retailers are still selling the cereal. According to the CDC, Salmonella mbandaka bacteria have been found in unopened Honey Smacks cereal in California, as well as opened boxes collected from the homes of ill people in Montana, New York and Utah.

Medical Coffee May Boost Chances For A Longer Life, Study Shows
Author: 0 Coffee May Boost Chances For A Longer Life, Study Shows

In one study of nearly half a million people spread out across 10 European nations, researchers found that drinking three cups of coffee a day may help you live longer . Overall, those who drank one cup a day had an 8 percent lower risk of premature death. This adds to a significant body of research indicating that coffee is connected to a long list of health benefits .

Medical Justice Department charges 601 in healthcare fraud, opioid probe
Author: 0 Justice Department charges 601 in healthcare fraud, opioid probe

In the past fiscal year, the Department of Justice, including the Civil Division, has collectively won or negotiated over $2 billion in judgements and settlements related to matters alleging health care fraud. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced 601 people have been charged in what he called the "largest health care fraud" take-down the nation has ever seen.

Medical FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug
Author: 0 FDA Approves Marijuana-Based Epilepsy Drug

The move marks several firsts. GW Research Ltd., the London-based company who produced Epidiolex is also expecting another decision that will require reclassifying CBD and allowing other marijuana-derived medications as well as reducing limitations on marijuana-related research.

Medical Alzheimer's 'may be caused by a virus'
Author: 0 Alzheimer's 'may be caused by a virus'

A robust and sophisticated new study has now exploded onto the scene, rekindling the viral hypothesis for Alzheimer's through an accidental discovery. This quantified which genes were present in the brain, and whether any were associated with the onset and progression of Alzheimer's. The researchers suggested that their findings aligned with other current research in the Alzheimer's field on the role of innate immunity in the disease, particularly recent findings that beta-amyloid protein, ...

Medical Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pre-Cut Melon, CDC Says
Author: 0 Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Pre-Cut Melon, CDC Says

They were distributed to Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Payless, Owen's, Sprouts, Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Walmart, and Whole Foods/Amazon. No deaths have been reported, the CDC announced in a news release Friday afternoon, but 60 people have been sickened in five states: Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio.

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

Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a physician with GHS. Virtual colonoscopy is an American Cancer Society-recommended screening exam for those at average risk for the disease. A colonoscopy is not the only effective screening tool. But overall, getting screened using any of these tests reduces mortality rates from colon and rectal cancers when compared with not getting screened.