All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Health’

Nina Pham Reunited With Bentley After The Dog’s Ebola Quarantine

On Saturday, November 1, Dallas nurse Nina Pham was reunited with her dog after its 21-day quarantine on suspicion for Ebola infection. Pham, who had contracted Ebola while caring for a patient and successfully recovered from the virus, met her dog Bentley again at Hensley Field, the decommissioned naval air base at which it was being quarantined. Pham was apparently …

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Diabetes Awareness Month Kicks Off

Diabetes Awareness Month kicked off today as events across the nation were held to raise awareness of diabetes and the prevention of it. For example, one of the largest diabetes awareness walks in the nation was held today in Philidelphia. It was a cold and rainy day, but that didn’t stop the thousands of brave supporters who came out to …

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Google Works With Nanoparticles To Detect Disease

Google’s Google X unit is reportedly working on a system for disease detection involving nanoparticles that float around in the bloodstream. The effort is led by the Life Sciences department of Google X, which is run by Andrew Conrad. Steven Levy interviews him about the effort on Medium. Conrad explains: So this nanoparticle platform we’re talking about essentially does the …

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Samantha Power Visits Ebola-Stricken Countries To Drum Up Health Care Support

US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power has flown to West Africa to encourage international support for the fight against Ebola. Power traveled through Guinea on Sunday and landed on Monday in Sierra Leone. She also plans to visit Liberia before flying to Brussels in Belgium, meeting health care workers, volunteers and public officials at every stop. According to NBC, …

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Android Wear Update Lets You Leave The Phone At Home

Google announced a new update for Android Wear, its wearables operating system, as well as a new watch from Sony. The update enables Android Wear support of watches with GPS sensors, which means you won’t have to have your phone close by to do things like track your route, distance, and speed or listen to music while you’re running or …

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Proposition 46 Debate Heats Up in California

In November Californians will have the opportunity to significantly change medical malpractice law in their state. Proposition 46 would raise California’s cap on non-economic damages awarded in medical malpractice lawsuits. The state’s cap is currently $250,000, set in 1975 by the Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act. If voted into law, Proposition 46 would raise the cap to around $1.1 million, …

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Ebola In Ohio: Family Defends Nurse That Contracted Virus

Amber Vinson, the second nurse from Texas Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas to contract the Ebola virus, has reportedly been getting negative comments about her recent trip to Ohio. Vinson flew from Dallas to Cleveland on October 10 to plan her wedding and flew back to Texas on October 13. Although she was not showing symptoms for Ebola at the time …

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Ebola Travel Ban May Do More Harm Than Good

Some US lawmakers are calling for a travel ban on people from West African countries most affected by the Ebola virus in the attempt to safeguard Americans from the disease. However, experts are advising against the Ebola travel ban, saying that it would make the disease harder to control in different ways. One proponent of the Ebola travel ban is …

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Arthritis Symptoms? Four Ways To Possibly Experience Immediate Relief

Arthritis symptoms are said by sufferers to worsen as the weather gets colder. If you find your symptoms have worsened as the weather cools, then you’re no doubt seeking ways to greatly reduce or relieve pain as soon as possible. It’s believed that if you do one or more of the following, you should experience some relief from arthritis, if …

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Weight Loss: Faster Diets Are Good Too, Shows Study

American adults are more obese than ever and still growing larger. It’s a problem that millions struggle with and one that helps make weight loss a billion-dollar industry. Though fad diet books are immensely popular, slow and steady weight loss has long been recommended by health professionals. Now new research is showing that quick-loss diets might actually have some merit. …

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Amber Vinson Contracts Ebola, Virus Spreads In The US

The second nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas has reportedly been identified as Amber Vinson. After treating a patient diagnosed with Ebola who later died, Vinson herself came down with the virus, making her the second nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas to be infected; the first was Nina Pham. Vinson had treated Thomas Eric Duncan, who …

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Nina Pham Reportedly “Doing Well” After Contracting Ebola Virus

The nurse who contracted Ebola from a Liberian patient is reportedly “doing well” while receiving treatment at the Texas hospital for which she works. Nina Pham is the first person to contract Ebola on US soil after attending to Thomas Eric Duncan, who had unknowingly brought the virus to the States when he flew back from Liberia. Pham is currently …

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