Health


Abortion Clinic That Violated Health Law 4 Times Remains Open

 

Inspections were conducted in February, and it was discovered that the facility had violated multiple procedural and administrative issues, including “improper staffing, expired medications and medical supplies, and failing to follow anesthesia policies for surgical abortions.” Read More…

Pot pizza now offered at medical marijuana dispensary

The cannabis-infused pizza has been on “the menu” for about three weeks at Ermont Inc., in Quincy, Massachusetts, a suburb south of Boston. And it’s receiving rave reviews.

“I’ve found that’s the only thing that helps,” patient Wes Francois told CBS Boston’s Juli McDonald.

“I want to stay away from painkillers. This is a great substitute for it. It’s amazing how creative they get,” Francois added. Read More…

Drinking non-cow milk linked to shorter kids, study suggests

“We found that children who are consuming non-cow’s milk like rice, almond and soy milk tended to be a little bit shorter than children who consumed cow’s milk,” said Dr. Jonathon Maguire, the study’s lead author and a pediatrician and researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. “For example, a 3-year-old child consuming three cups of non-cow’s milk relative to cow’s milk was on average 1.5 centimeters shorter.” Read More…

 

Tick Bite May Have Caused 2-Year-Old Indiana Girl’s Death, Family Says

The family had said physicians suspected Kenley was suffering from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, but confirmation from testing could take up to two weeks to complete.

The CDC reports Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever can be fatal if not treated in the first few days of symptoms.

Symptoms include fever, headache, abdominal pain, vomitting and muscle pain. In many cases, a rash may also develop, but that can take days to appear, if at all, health officials said. Read More…

6 new cases reported in massive overdose in Georgia

 

On Tuesday, officials said emergency workers in Macon, Centerville, Perry, Warner Robins and Albany counties responded to overdose calls over a 48-hour period and found people unconscious and not breathing. Patients reportedly purchased yellow pills alleged to be Percocet, the health department said.

The substance has not yet been identified, but it is extremely potent and required massive doses of naloxone (Narcan) to counteract its effects. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is performing drug analysis on the pills to try to identify them. Read More…

Moderate drinking may alter brain, study says

An estimated 47 million people globally have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number is projected to triple by 2050. There is no cure or real treatment, but studies show and according to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are some things you can do to keep memory loss at bay: exercise, education, not smoking, reducing the impact of chronic conditions such as diabetes, getting adequate sleep, staying socially engaged, learning new things, taking care of your mental health and eating a healthy diet. One effort in particular, diet, is getting some renewed interest from scientists. Read More…