The Nuffield Trust report has revealed the extent of alcohol related hospital admissions in England and the impact of demographic, socio-economic and regional factors on these numbers. The report suggests a 63.6% rise in the hospital admissions particularly due to alcohol during 2005-6 and 2013-14. Further breakdown reveals a 53.9% rise in emergency admissions from 374.9 per 100,000 to 577.1 per 100,000 population.
Due to a whooping cough outbreak, health officials in northern Kentucky have urged people to get shots against the disease. The Northern Kentucky Health Department said that since November 1, the region has encountered 31 cases of whooping cough. They said that in comparison, 7 cases were reported in November and December previous year.
A new study suggests that ‘pill mills’ crackdown in Florida has saved thousands of people. Due to the crackdown, there were fewer heroin overdose and narcotic painkillers deaths, it reported.
Pill mills are those doctor-run clinics where physicians allegedly recommend narcotic painkillers for cash. In most of the cases, doctors prescribe painkiller, such as Percocet, Oxycontin and Vicodin, even without examining an individual.
NASA has located a newborn star when the Hubble Space Telescope took a photograph of the cosmic, double-bladed lightsaber. The center of the photograph is partially covered by a dark, Jedi-like cloak of dust. Twin jets were shot by the newborn star into the space, giving the proof of its birth. The twin jets are visible in the center of the image.
German pharmaceutical company Bayer will form a joint venture with the Swiss biotech firm CRISPR Therapeutics to undertake research on a new potential gene editing technology. The joint venture will be equally owned by both the companies. Bayer will invest 300 million euros during the coming five years in the joint venture and will also purchase 35 million euros worth of stake in CRISPR Therapeutics.
Along the Massachusetts coast, there has become an annual tradition for marine biologists and wildlife volunteers. With the arrival of holiday season every year, dozens of ‘cold-shocked’ sea turtles should be rescued from the Cape Cod’s shores.
Rescuers have saved 120 sea turtles from Cape Cod beaches, over the weekend. CapeCod.com reported that the occurrence of strandings has taken place within a time period of 12 hours. Volunteers with Mass Audubon's Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary have discovered that 60% of the turtles were still alive.
A new research has uncovered a new method of powdered glucagon intake for hypoglycemia patients. The research has revealed that at present it has to be mixed with water and directly injected into muscle, whereas with the new technique it might be possible to take it like a nasal spray. The new technique will be effective for the people suffering from this low blood sugar level condition, when they feel dizzy or even unconscious.
Experts said that it is very important to take care of your pets during holidays so you can have a great time with your furry friends. Experts said holidays can be a dangerous time for pets in a house.
According to Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, Extension and Community Engagement at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University, it is very necessary to keep an eye on what your pets eating and their exercise schedule.
It may be troubling to know, but a new study has found that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be at its peak five years after a person leaves the trauma-ridden place and even when PRSD level reaches to its normal level.
As per study researchers, the findings can significantly change the current understanding on PTSD. The research findings clearly indicate that soldiers may require screening for long time after getting back from the battlefield. According to the researchers, the condition can lay inactive for some time and then make a stronger comeback.
Two new smartphone-based systems have been developed that can speed up development of driverless cars by recognizing the location and orientation of a user in places where GPS does not work.
The different components of a road scene can also be identified by these systems in real time on a normal camera or smartphone, doing the same job as sensors that cost millions.