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Health Care Heroin epidemic raising hepatitis C infections
Author: 0 Heroin epidemic raising hepatitis C infections

The 294 percent spike in hepatitis C infections from 2010 to 2015 is "largely attributed to injection drug use ", like the increased use of heroin, according to the researchers. Cases in infant children also indicate that the virus is growing among women of childbearing age . "State laws that increase access to syringe exchange programs and clean needles and syringes, and policies that facilitate access to HCV treatment through state Medicaid programs can reduce HCV transmission risk", the ...

Health Care Maryland regulators OK nation's largest offshore wind plan
Author: 0 Maryland regulators OK nation's largest offshore wind plan

We believe this represents a significant step forward in fulfilling the opportunity brought by offshore wind as a means of delivering new and sustainable industry to Maryland, while supporting meaningful manufacturing and logistics jobs. "This decision cements Maryland as a first-mover - we will now be the epicenter of this exciting new industry for decades to come", said Paul Rich, director of project development for US Wind.

Author: 0 At least 3 dead in latest Ebola outbreak

The WHO also said it and its partners are supporting Congo in its response. Colleen Kraft, MD, associate professor of infectious diseases at Emory University, told CIDRAP News that the outbreak is behaving like outbreaks those that came before West Africa's massive event.

Health Care A Zika Virus Outbreak in the US Could Cost Billions
Author: 0 A Zika Virus Outbreak in the US Could Cost Billions

In response to the rising health emergency, Brazil intensified its existing anti-mosquito campaigns. From January through to mid-April, the health ministry recorded 95 per cent fewer cases than during the same period a year ago, with the incidence of microcephaly also falling.

Health Care US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments
Author: 0 US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

The Ashcroft Memo , from which Eric Holder departed, forbade U.S. Attorneys from ever charging the lesser included offense and always charging the most serious readily provable offense. Sessions recently ordered the Justice Department to review all its reform agreements with troubled police departments across the country - which he says stand in the way of tough policing - and marijuana advocates fear he might crack down on the drug even in states that have legalized it.

Health Care Michael Flynn: Documents sought from ex-Trump advisor over Russia inquiry
Author: 0 Michael Flynn: Documents sought from ex-Trump advisor over Russia inquiry

Warner said on Tuesday that the committee has been receiving documents as it investigates allegations that Russian Federation sought to influence the USA election, something Moscow denies. It was not clear whether the subpoenas, first reported by CNN , were related to Tuesday's stunning dismissal of Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

Health Care Health care debate shifting over to Senate
Author: 0 Health care debate shifting over to Senate

They cited concerns about potential higher costs for older people and those with pre-existing conditions , along with cuts to Medicaid. Susan Collins of ME, says the Senate will not take up the House bill and will instead start from scratch.

Health Care Punjab ex-convener of AAP quits; senior leader from Amritsar sacked
Author: 0 Punjab ex-convener of AAP quits; senior leader from Amritsar sacked

Ghuggi's decision to quit comes just two days after the party chose the Sangrur MP as its Punjab unit chief. He accused the party of adopting a "pick and choose policy" and said inviting AAP members for the election was only a sham. Ghuggi was a former chief of AAP's Punjab unit. Ghuggi, the former convener of the AAP's Punjab unit today resigned from the party's primary membership and termed the process under which Mann was appointed the party's state chief a "farce".

Health Care Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby
Author: 0 Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby

Race officials confirmed the win for Always Dreaming minutes after he crossed the finish line first at Churchill Downs. The 141st running of the Preakness Stakes will be run Saturday, May 20, at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland. Thunder Snow, who had 20-1 odds, barely got out of the gate before having to pull up. The Irish-bred colt made it back to the barn under his own power and did not appear to be injured.

Health Care WR Michael Floyd signs contract with hometown Vikings
Author: 0 WR Michael Floyd signs contract with hometown Vikings

He was sentenced to a 120-day jail sentence in February, and in March he was allowed to finish the rest of his sentence under house arrest. After a good college career at Notre Dame, Floyd was a solid-to-exceptional second option in Arizona behind another Twin Cities native, Larry Fitzgerald.

Health Care Texas House OKs giving adoption agencies 'religious refusal'
Author: 0 Texas House OKs giving adoption agencies 'religious refusal'

Opponents say the bill would also allow faith-based adoption agencies to reject applicants based on religious affiliation or marital status. "In addition, this discriminatory bill purports to "solve" this issue of those children and prospective parents denied placement and participation for so-called religious reasons through the creation of a separate foster care system".

Health Care $5 million sought for measles outbreak response
Author: 0 $5 million sought for measles outbreak response

They say a $5 million dollar fund will give Minnesotans security knowing health officials can respond quickly. Ehlinger requested the state legislature for this contingency fund to help counter measles, syphilis, and Zika in Minnesota. Additionally, it covers a drug-resistant type of tuberculosis and syphilis. "Twenty-nine percent of the 593 foreign-born cases of active TB diagnosed in Minnesota, or 161, were attributed to Somali born migrants".

Author: 0 New details in grand jury report on Penn State fraternity death

At about 9 p.m. on February 2, 19-year-old Timothy Piazza showed up for a pledge event at Penn State's Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Authorities claim that part of that massive liquor haul was later consumed by pledges in the hours before Piazza fell approximately 15 feet down a stairwell and sustained an injury that led to his death after the young men present refused to call 911 for 12 hours.

Health Care Judges to hear appeal of Hawaii's travel ban win
Author: 0 Judges to hear appeal of Hawaii's travel ban win

The revised travel ban has also been blocked by a judge in Hawaii. "I believed that any argument that we would have to make in its defense would not be grounded in the truth", she explained, "because to make an argument in its defense we would have to argue that the executive order had nothing to do with religion, that it was not done with an intent to discriminate against Muslims".

Health Care Twin bombings in Thailand's Pattani province injure 58
Author: 0 Twin bombings in Thailand's Pattani province injure 58

The south of Thailand regularly sees attacks due to ethnic Malay militants fighting in the Buddhist-majority states of Yala, Pattani , and Narathiwat. Near-daily shootings and bomb attacks have claimed more than 6,800 lives since 2004. A video posted by a witness on Twitter showed the second blast detonate in a large fireball, sending bystanders running for cover.

Author: 0 NY Mets pitcher Matt Harvey is suspended for three games

RHP Jose Urena will make his first start of the season on Sunday afternoon when he takes the mound for the Marlins in the finale of a three-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field. On Monday we learned the Mets actually sent security to his Manhattan apartment at 10 p.m.to see if he was actually there. Plawecki said the toy was gone Saturday and he did not know what happened to it.

Health Care Require primary care providers to have mental health training
Author: 0 Require primary care providers to have mental health training

They are also calling for a Royal Commission to investigate the solutions to prevent mental ill health, with a focus on reducing risk, along with a report on the nation's mental health every year. Almost one-fifth of van drivers are suffering from poor mental health, new research suggests. SPVMHC works closely with local court systems and provides prevention programs created to discourage bullying and substance use/abuse to local school districts.

Health Care Teenage girl shows up for prom in coffin
Author: 0 Teenage girl shows up for prom in coffin

She stepped out of the coffin, smiling while holding a bouquet of flowers. According to the New York Daily News , 17-year-old Megan Flaherty chose to nix the limo idea and arrive in a coffin and a hearse for her prom at Pennsauken High School.

Author: 0 Phoenix serial killing suspect arrested in deaths of 9

A man was arrested in connection with what became known as the Freeway Shootings, but the case was later dropped. Saucedo made an initial court appearance late Monday night. But he is alleged to have been involved in a total of 12 shootings. It wasn't the first time a gunman has gone on an extended and random shooting spree in Arizona .