Medicine


Voting guide for NC Supreme Court Associate Justice candidates Voting guide for NC Supreme Court Associate Justice candidates
- May 27, 2016

Western North Carolina voters will pick from four candidates in the Republican primary in the 10th House District or between two in the Democratic primary for 11th House District. -6 p.m. Friday, then Tuesday through Friday, June 3. There is only one early voting site for the June 7 primary in Buncombe County, the county administrative building at 200 College St. (more...)
Microsoft to quit mobile phone design, manufacturing - Finnish newspaper Microsoft to quit mobile phone design, manufacturing - Finnish newspaper
- May 26, 2016

Last year , Microsoft announced $7.5 billion of writedowns and 7,800 job cuts in its phone business. The next round of job cuts came a year ago, when Microsoft announced an additional 7,800 staff cuts and took a $7.6 billion United States dollars writedown on the acquisition. (more...)
Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Upgrade Guide Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Upgrade Guide
- May 25, 2016

Microsoft actually released a few details in this blog " Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Active Devices ", saying that Cortana alone has answered over 6 billion questions, and 63 billion minutes were spent on Edge (an over 50% increase since last quarter). (more...)
Many sunscreens don't meet their SPF claims, says Consumer Reports Many sunscreens don't meet their SPF claims, says Consumer Reports
- May 18, 2016

More than 40 percent of the products did not have the SPF advertised. That sunscreen you use every summer might not be giving you and your family as much UV protection as you think. Sunscreens from Babyganics, Banana Boat, CVS, EltaMD, Hawaiian Tropic, Walgreens, and Vanicream also had SPF levels below their claims and less than SPF 30. (more...)
Yellowstone Tourists Put 'Cold' Bison In Car
- May 18, 2016

Rangers tried to reunite the calf with its mother, according to the park service, but it was ostracized by its herd. To prove that bison are indeed risky, the National Park Service keeps on its website a 1992 video of a bison goring a man at the park. (more...)
Prince Death Investigation Expanded, He Planned Treatment Prince Death Investigation Expanded, He Planned Treatment
- May 15, 2016

Mauzy said: "Dr. Kornfeld felt that his mission was a life-saving mission". Mauzy did not detail the "grave medical emergency". William Mauzy, a prominent Minneapolis attorney working with the Kornfeld family, told reporters on Wednesday he feared authorities would charge Andrew with a crime because he had medication on his person at the time of his visit to Prince's home. (more...)
Prince saw doctor on day before singer's death, search warrant says
- May 15, 2016

A Minnesota doctor who had seen Prince twice in the weeks before his death on April 21 , including the day before his body was found, has been included in a search warrant, Minneapolis' Star Tribune reports (via effect of Sound) after obtaining documents involved in the investigation. (more...)
Prince Met With a Doctor Before He Died According to Search Warrant
- May 13, 2016

According to a search warrant , Prince Rogers Nelson was supposed to fill a prescription at Walgreens, though it remains unclear whether he had a chance to do so before he died. Mauzy said Dr. Kornfeld arranged for Prince to be evaluated by a Minnesota physician on April the 21st . On Tuesday, a sheriff's auto and about a dozen unmarked vehicles entered the gates of Paisley Park . (more...)
More Details On Investigation Of Prince's Doctor
- May 12, 2016

Authorities said they have not found a valid prescription for opioid medication, either on Prince's person or at Paisley Park . Dr. Michael T. Schulenberg had seen Prince twice - once the day before his death on April 20 and on April 7 , the day the singer canceled an Atlanta concert. (more...)
Frozen fruit, vegetables sold at Costco, Safeway recalled
- May 10, 2016

In healthy adults, listeria may cause short-term symptoms like a fever, severe headache, nausea or abdominal pain. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths, according to the CDC . There have been 8 reported cases of listeriosis linked to frozen vegetables. Investigations are ongoing to determine if food sources used to manufacture CRF Frozen Foods products could explain some of the illnesses. (more...)
Alert: Frozen veggies, fruit recall expands; several ill Alert: Frozen veggies, fruit recall expands; several ill
- May 10, 2016

Six live in California. "The long shelf life of the recalled frozen produce is of particular concern because consumers could have purchased the products long ago and not realize they have them in their homes", wrote Bill Marler, a personal injury and products liability attorney from Washington. (more...)
Study says e-cigarette poisonings surge in young children
- May 09, 2016

Under the new rules , which go into effect in about three months, e-cigarette sales would be prohibited to anyone under 18, either in person or online. Although the FDA contends that the cost of its approval process is less than $1 million per item, other estimates place the cost above $1 million. But among the 585 smokers in the study , almost 58 percent (or 337 people) reported they found e-cigarettes unsatisfying and stopped using them. (more...)
Desert Trip 2016: Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, The Who, and More! Desert Trip 2016: Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, The Who, and More!
- May 08, 2016

There will also be some interesting opportunities for once-in-a-lifetime guest collaborations on stage. First up are the Stones and Dylan on Friday; McCartney and Young play Saturday. Tickets for the Paul McCartney tour "One On One" average just $161.77, according to Pollstar, Tickets right up front are priced at a staggering U.S. (more...)
Prince died with painkiller Percocet in his system claims new reports Prince died with painkiller Percocet in his system claims new reports
- May 07, 2016

Attorney's office in Minnesota are now assisting the local authorities in the investigation, although Reuters reports "the cause of Prince's death remained undetermined". "The DEA and US Attorney's Office are able to augment this local investigation with federal resources and expertise about prescription drug diversion", a spokesperson for the US Attorney's Office told Entertainment Tonight . (more...)
Blood thinning medication warfarin could cause dementia, research finds Blood thinning medication warfarin could cause dementia, research finds
- May 06, 2016

A total of 2,753 patients with atrial fibrillation who were anticoagulated using warfarin and managed by Intermountain Healthcare Clinical Pharmacist Anticoagulation Services - who had a baseline creatinine level of less than 2.0 mg/dL or a glomerular filtration rate greater than 30 and serial renal function studies - were included in the study. (more...)
Prince team sought addiction doctor's help
- May 05, 2016

No details have been released from Prince's autopsy exam, but investigators are looking into whether he died from an overdose and if a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before his death. Howard couldn't get there when they needed him, so he sent his son instead as he is a practice consultant for his father's pain management and addiction clinic. (more...)
New 'Captain America: Civil War' Trailer Shows More Footage Of Black Panther
- April 29, 2016

However, Captain America: Civil War is already playing overseas, and a second credits sequence is playing with those screenings, which means details have made their way online. He suggested they were engaged in a "battle of the beards", adding: " We call each other - I said: 'You should go with the premiere beard'". If you've been paying any attention to the Captain America: Civil War marketing over the past few months, you're probably aware that Spider-Man is on #TeamIronMan. (more...)
Victoria Wood Cause of Death: How Did the Comedian Die?
- April 25, 2016

Comedian Sarah Millican said she was "incredibly sad" and described Wood as a "true comedy icon". In the the 1980s Wood cemented her place as one of the Britain's most popular comics with shows including Victoria Wood as Seen on TV and Wood and Walters alongside her longtime collaborator Walters. (more...)
Prince went to pharmacy four times during the week of his death
- April 25, 2016

However, Prince was released after three hours when his team was told a private room wasn't available. An eyewitness told ET at the time that "no one needs to worry about Prince ", adding, "He was quick-witted and had high energy as usual!" Authorities reportedly want the medical records from the Moline hospital to help find a cause of death. (more...)
Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia: 'He's with our son now' Prince's ex-wife Mayte Garcia: 'He's with our son now'
- April 24, 2016

The miscarriage occurred just after the bellydancer gave birth to Boy Gregory , the couple's infant son who died of a rare skull defect just a week after he was born. In 2015, Mayte admitted that "a child dying between a couple either makes you stronger or it doesn't". " I'd always been a very focused dancer and very protected ". (more...)
Costco Canada Frozen Berry Recall Linked to Hepatitis A Exposure Costco Canada Frozen Berry Recall Linked to Hepatitis A Exposure
- April 24, 2016

There are now 12 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Canada linked to the product, with no confirmed cases in Niagara, at this time. Food handlers, individuals who have direct patient care (hospital or long-term care home workers, volunteers or students) or who work in a child care setting should report to the Health Unit if they consumed the frozen berries within the last 50 days -even if they do not have any symptoms. (more...)
Prince death: No sign of foul play
- April 23, 2016

The singer had been alone at the estate and staff members had been unable to reach him. Spokeswoman for the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office Martha Weaver said the office received a call at 10:20 a.m. "This is a tragedy for all of us", he said. A four-hour autopsy on music superstar Prince was conducted on Friday at the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Ramsey, Minnesota , CNN reported . (more...)
Prince, Singer and Superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park Prince, Singer and Superstar, dies at 57 at Paisley Park
- April 22, 2016

The Midwest Medical Examiners Office in Ramsey, Minnesota, tweeted that it had received Prince's body. The cause of the death is unknown at this stage. He was rushed to the hospital after making the unscheduled landing. Tributes have been flooding in for the music maverick as his death reverberated around the world. (more...)
Dancing with the Stars' Jodie Sweetin transported to hospital with ankle injury Dancing with the Stars' Jodie Sweetin transported to hospital with ankle injury
- April 22, 2016

Model Nyle DiMarco also had to have stitches from a cut, while pro dance Mark Ballas had to sit out a week of competition due to a back injury . During her time on the show, Sweetin's Fuller House sister Candace Cameron Bure suffered an injury as well. (more...)
Frozen berry mix sold at Costco recalled over possible hepatitis A contamination Frozen berry mix sold at Costco recalled over possible hepatitis A contamination
- April 17, 2016

Public health notice associated with this recall The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has issued a public health notice in association with Nature's Touch Berry Cherry Blend product recall. The CFIA is verifying that industry is removing recalled product from the marketplace . Hepatitis A usually clears up by itself in a week or two, although it can last up to 6 months in some people. (more...)