Health Care

NYU offers full-tuition scholarships for all medical students

Tuition is a key contributor here - 77 percent and 57 percent of African-American and Hispanic medical students respectively report educational debt in excess of $150,000, and African-American students are 2.7 times more likely than others to accumulate that much debt.

Rule takes effect banning smoking in public housing

This new policy will protect residents and staff of public housing units, many of whom are senior citizens, children, and people with disabilities, from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Edwards said the consequences of not following this new rule will be determined by each individual housing authority whether to evict, or not. The Housing Authority says since this is an unfunded rule, they don't have the money to set up designated smoke areas, and the best solution for the wide variety of ...

Brian Cashman signs letter endorsing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

As a judge of the US Court of Appeals in Washington for the past 11 years, Kavanaugh has ruled and written on some of the nation's most sensitive cases , including when he opposed the Affordable Care Act, the signature health reform of Trump's Democratic predecessor Barack Obama.

FDA approves first cannabis-based drug

Dr. Anup Patel, neurology section chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, said Monday's announcement is good news for epilepsy patients who have been waiting for relief from the state's 2016 medical marijuana law or have been experimenting with unregulated products claiming to contain CBD.

Shifting lump on woman’s face was a worm crawling under her skin

In a series of selfies , the woman tracked the mysterious lump as it moved across her face. All this while, the 32-year-old patient felt an itching and burning sensation. The 32-year-old woman recently traveled to a rural area outside of Moscow, according to her case report in the "New England Journal of Medicine ".

Jada Pinkett-Smith reveals she was addicted to giving herself orgasms

You know what I'm saying? PageSix says that recently, Jada has been more than frank, discussing personal issues like her hair loss , sex life , and marriage, and now she wants to open up about her own dark days. One night I was like, this is actually psychotic, and after that I just stopped. I think we're all still in shock that celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade took their own lives last week.

ONTARIO VOTES: Wynne Concedes Defeat, Urges Voters to Choose Liberals

Ontario voters have a hard job to elect the next premier of Ontario. "I'm the strongest local representative here", says Liberal candidate for Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte, Jeff Kerk. Voters have a choice between her and her two inexperienced rivals, she said. Myer Siemiatycki, a politics professor at Ryerson University, said polling suggests a shift to the NDP away from the Liberals began unusually early this campaign given the "fear factor" around the Tories, who've been criticized for ...

One million French smokers quit in a year amid anti-smoking measures

In addition, the world body said every person could play a role in promoting healthy hearts by committing not to use tobacco, helping others to quit, and protecting all people, including family members, workers and children, from tobacco smoke.

Harvey Weinstein Turns Himself Into Police After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

Several actresses and models accused him of criminal sexual assaults, but numerous encounters happened too long ago for any prosecution. "This defendant used his position, money and power to lure young women into situations where he was able to violate them sexually", the prosecutor, Assistant District Atty.

World Health Organization gets approval to use Ebola vaccine in DRC

In addition, an experimental ebola vaccine, which was developed during the 2014 to 2016 Ebola epidemic but was too late to make an impact, will be deployed by the World Health Organization in the DRC. Dr Tedros met with the President of DR Congo, Mr Joseph Kabila and the Minister of Health Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga to review the steps taken so far and agree the way forward.

Four new Ebola cases recorded in north-west DRC

Sawyer, a Liberian-American, died at a local hospital and infected several health workers including Stella Ameyo Adedavoh, a doctor who defied orders to allow him to leave the hospital and saved Nigeria from a mass outbreak in the process. The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres said it has a team in Bikoro that includes medics, water and sanitation experts and an epidemiologist. With this reappearance of the Ebola outbreak, the DRC is at its ninth Ebola outbreak since 1976.

Deadly E. coli outbreak tied to romaine spreads

Cell death triggers the body to send red blood cells to the kidneys, causing clots and kidney failure. Product from the Yuma growing region should no longer be on sale; however, individuals should check their refrigerators for romaine lettuce that may have been grown in the Yuma region.

'American Gods' Season 2 Starts Production, Is Set to Arrive in 2019

Oh, just hanging out with gods and mortals at the House on the Rock. Season 2 of " American Gods " will premiere sometime in 2019 on Starz . American Gods creator Neil Gaiman has officially announced the start of production on the second season of the critically-acclaimed show, which dropped its debut season a year ago to much acclaim.

'13 Reasons Why' Season 2 Premiere Date, Trailer Revealed

The trailer sees the title characters in freeze frame, surrounded by polaroids that may be from Hannah Baker herself, as suggested by the final polaroid that Clay Jensen reads which has the words, "The tapes were just the beginning" written on it.

Unsafe E.coli Outbreak In Romaine Intensifies

Forty-six people have been hospitalized, including 10 with kidney failure, which is an unusually high number of hospitalizations. No deaths have been reported in this outbreak. Harris said the farm's romaine season is over, and it is now growing grass. "This advice includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, baby romaine, organic romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce".

Parents of Alfie Evans appeal for supporters to step aside

Doctors have been unable to successfully diagnose Alfie Evans, but he is thought to have an incurable neurological condition. Steven Woolfe MEP, launching the campaign outside the Houses of Parliament today, said: " The cases of Charlie Gard , Aysha King , and now Alfie Evans, show a unsafe trend of public bodies depriving parents and families of the right to make decisions they believe are in the best interests of their children".

Hamas engineer killed in Malaysia 'mediated arms deals with North Korea'

Western and Middle Eastern intelligence officials speculate that Fadi al-Batsh, 34, the Gazan electrical engineer who was assassinated outside his apartment building in Gombak, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday, was involved in negotiating an arms deal with North Korea, the NY Times reported Thursday.

4th synthetic marijuana-related death reported in IL

It was determined that they were suffering from a chemical found in rat poison called brodifacoum, which prevents blood from clotting. Symptoms include coughing up blood, blood in the urine, bloody nose, bleeding gums, internal bleeding, and/or back pain near the kidneys.

Ijaw Youths Are Not Lazy: Iyc Replies Presidency

But, National Secretary of YYSA, Comrade Olawale Ajao in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Friday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital while reacting to Buhari's outburst lamented that it is unfortunate that, "President Buhari is fond of giving a negative remark about Nigeria whenever he talks overseas".