Woman left paralysed from neck down after sit-up accident at gym | The Independent

February 22, 2018 wpanews 0

A young woman was left paralysed from the neck down when she fell from a piece of exercise equipment while doing sit-ups at the gym. Marcelle Mancuso is a 23-year-old law graduate from São José do Rio Preto in Brazil.  In January 2016, Mancuso was performing a simple inverted sit-up at the gym when the accident occurred.  An inverted sit-up involves lying backwards on a piece of apparatus and doing […] READ MORE

Grocery retailer Albertsons to buy drugstore chain Rite Aid

February 21, 2018 wpanews 0

Albertsons owns Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands. Now it’s getting deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid. The owner of Safeway and other grocery brands is buying the drugstore chain Rite Aid as retailers continue to plunge deeper into health care and adjust to swiftly changing shopping habits. Albertsons Companies executives said Tuesday that their purchase of Rite Aid’s more than 2,500 remaining stores […] READ MORE

Pet Alert: Euthanasia Drug Found in Wet Dog Food

February 16, 2018 wpanews 0

J.M. Smucker Co. said it has pulled specific shipments of Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy canned wet dog food. “Veterinarians and animal nutritionspecialists, as well as the FDA, have confirmed that extremely low levels of pentobarbital, like the levels reported to be in select shipments, do not pose a threat to pet safety,” J.M. Smucker Co. spokesman Ray Hancart told WebMD in a statement. “However, the presence […] READ MORE

‘Morning Joe’ surprise: Fox News alum Eric Bolling gets no questions on sexual harassment scandal

February 16, 2018 wpanews 0

Former FOX News anchor Eric Bolling granted his first major interview Wednesday on ‘Morning Joe’ after being fired from the network last year. Bolling’s son, Eric Chase, was found dead the same day Bolling was fired from Fox News as a result of an accidental overdose. Bolling thanked Scarborough for his support after the news, and described how he first learned of the death. “My wife and I had gone […] READ MORE

How to get a Pennsylvania medical-marijuana card – pghcitypaper.com

February 15, 2018 wpanews 21

According to the state health department, there are 83 practices in the Pittsburgh metro area that can certify medical-marijuana card applications. 1. Create an online patient profile First, adult patients must fill out a form with accurate and up-to-date personal information, like name, address and date of birth, at the Pennsylvania Department of Health website. The state says the form should be filled out in all capital letters. A similar form […] READ MORE

Marijuana less dangerous to the brain than alcohol: Report

February 15, 2018 wpanews 0

Alcohol consumption is more damaging to the human brain than marijuana, according to a newly released report published by researchers at the University of Colorado. “[W]hile marijuana may also have some negative consequences, it definitely is nowhere near the negative consequences of alcohol,” summarized co-author Kent Hutchison of the university’s Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, MedicalNewsToday reported Monday. While marijuana’s effects have been studied to varying degrees in earlier reports, the authors […] READ MORE

Oregon woman has 14 worms pulled from eye after rare infection | Fox News

February 13, 2018 wpanews 0

An Oregon woman with a rare eye infection may be the first human to have contracted a parasitic infection spread by flies, a scientific report released Monday said. Abby Beckley, 26, had the worms removed from her left eye in August 2016, scientists said in a report published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. A total of 14 worms were removed from the patient’s left eye and were morphologically […] READ MORE

3 simple habits linked to weight loss

February 13, 2018 wpanews 0

Trying to lose weight? New research suggests these three things may make a difference People looking to shrink their waistlines may want to adopt three simple eating habits to help them get there, new research suggests. The study tracked nearly 60,000 people and discovered that how fast they ate and the timing of their evening meal and snacks appeared to be significant factors in whether they ended up obese or managed to lose […] READ MORE

OxyContin maker says it will no longer market opioid to doctors | Fox News

February 11, 2018 wpanews 1

In a surprise reversal, the maker of the powerful painkiller OxyContin said Saturday that it will stop promoting opioid drugs to doctors. “The genie is already out of the bottle,” said Dr. Andrew Kolodny, director of opioid policy research at Brandeis University and an advocate for stronger regulation of opioid drug companies. “Millions of Americans are now opioid-addicted because the campaign that Purdue and other opioid manufacturers used to increase […] READ MORE

2 High Schoolers Overdose On Drug-Laced Candy « CBS Pittsburgh

February 10, 2018 wpanews 4

Two Laurel Highlands High School students became temporarily incapacitated after consuming gummy bears officials say were laced with THC, a substance that produces a marijuana-like buzz. Source: 2 High Schoolers Overdose On Drug-Laced Candy « CBS Pittsburgh

These lab-grown human eggs could combat infertility—if they prove healthy | Science | AAAS

February 9, 2018 wpanews 0

  Scientists use ovarian tissue to grow eggs in a dish In an advance that could lead to new fertility treatments, researchers have coaxed immature human egg cells to fully develop in the lab for the first time. Still unclear is whether the resulting eggs, which reached maturity in just 22 days, compared with 5 months in the body, are normal and whether they can combine with sperm to make a […] READ MORE

Ancient virus could be responsible for human ability to think | Fox News

February 7, 2018 wpanews 1

An ancient virus could be responsible for human consciousness, giving you the ability to think for yourself. Two papers published in the Cell journal discuss the origins of the Arc gene, which packages up genetic information and sends it around nerve cells in little virus-style capsules. These packages of information are believed to be critical to how our nerves communicate and could be responsible for our thoughts. Elissa D. Pastuzyn, […] READ MORE