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Kratom associated with serious side effects and deaths in a new study

A liquid preparation of kratom, also known as mitragyna speciosa Photo: Getty Images The herbal remedy kratom, often touted as one An alternative treatment for opiate withdrawal or chronic pain is recommended for inferior public relations. This week, scientists have published further research showing that the plant is associated with reported dangerous side effects such as seizures and deaths. Some …

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Tick problems are expected to worsen over the rest of the summer

0 Tick problems are likely to worsen over the summer ATLANTA – Climbing temperatures and higher humidity are the main weather ingredients for ticks and Channel 2 Katie Walls [19659004] has learned Experts believe that the ticks population will continue to increase in summer. Experts told Walls that ticks are as problematic at this time of year as mosquitoes, and …

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Every data point has a face: What Michael Becker taught us

M Ichael Becker was a biotech manager before becoming a patient advocate. When he discovered he had head and neck cancer, he decided to go public and hit it – both in the drug industry and beyond. Cancer, Becker says, takes away much more than it gives. But he wanted to show from his own experience the risks of the …

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According to one study, many sudden cardiac deaths are associated with earlier breast heart attacks

In the study, nearly half (42.4%) of people who had no prior knowledge of coronary artery disease but died of sudden cardiac arrest had evidence of a previous silent heart attack. The study was published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Cardiology. A heart attack occurs when the blood circulation is blocked, but sudden cardiac arrest or cardiac arrest are the …

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Rabies warning near Disney's Epcot theme park

Cat sits still while a veterinarian administers his vaccines. aabejon | iStock | Getty Images Travelers visiting Wc's Epcot theme park may want to spot wild cats after the Florida Department of Health in Orange County issued a rabies warning in the area after an infected cat was discovered. Health officials came in Tuesday after an undomesticated kitten tested positive …

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Clinton Hospital Diverts Ambulance for "Potentially Infectious Patients" | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF TV

Please enable javascript to view this video. CLINTON, MO – The arrival of a potentially infectious patient at the emergency room at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare, Clinton, prompted the hospital to divert ambulance traffic. As part of routine screening, medical staff quickly identified the potential risk and implemented the CDC protocol (Centers for Disease Control ) to ensure the safety …

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Keto Diet Monitoring: How An Alcohol Tester Sniffs Out Ketosis

Testing your breath can do more than just tell you whether you need to brush your teeth – it can now tell you how much fat your body uses as fuel. The pungent odor of acetone that escapes from the esophagus of a ketodeteer can be a pretty decent indicator of whether this person's low-carbohydrate eating strategy is on the …

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Merck's Ebola vaccine helps combat the deadly Congo eruption

Health care workers help an unconfirmed Ebola patient in her bed in an MSF-supported Ebola Treatment Center (ETC) on November 3, 2018 in Butembo, Democratic Republic of the Congo. John Wessels | AFP | Getty Images The Ebola virus once again devastates the war-ravaged provinces of Nordkivu and Ituri in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, claiming an estimated 1,625 …

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Sonic Devices in Philadelphia Parks Target Teens: NPR

At the top right of the Barrett Playground in Philadelphia is a sound machine. 30 parks in the city have devices that emit a constant, high-pitched sound that only teenagers and young adults can hear. Kimberly Paynter / WHY Hide caption Caption switch Kimberly Paynter / WHYY A sound device can be seen (top right) on the Barrett Playground in …

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