Westchester doctor’s medical license suspended

Westchester doctor’s medical license suspended

CLOSE Westchester County’s Health Commissioner is encouraging people who consumed beverages at Monteverde at Oldstone in Cortlandt Manor, to protect themselves against Hepatitis A following confirmation that an employee with the disease worked at the restaurant while infectious. Wochit Phlebotamist Elaine Matthews sticks a needle into freshman biology major Kayleigh Richard’s arm during LifeShare Blood […]

Light drinking and pregnancy: Is it safe?

Story highlights Many doctors strongly advise moms-to-be not to drink There’s limited research about the risks of light drinking while pregnant, a new paper says It turns out that there’s not much research on just how little a pregnant woman could drink without harming her unborn baby, according to a paper published in the journal […]

Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected : The Two-Way : NPR

Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected : The Two-Way : NPR

A coffee farmer picks fresh coffee cherries in Colombia. New climate research suggests Latin America faces major declines in coffee-growing regions, as well as bees, which help coffee to grow. Neil Palmer (CIAT) /University of Vermont hide caption toggle caption Neil Palmer (CIAT) /University of Vermont A coffee farmer picks fresh coffee cherries in Colombia. […]

‘Weak evidence’ light alcohol use in pregnancy harms

‘Weak evidence’ light alcohol use in pregnancy harms

Image copyright Getty Images There is “surprisingly limited” evidence that light drinking during pregnancy poses any risk to the baby, say UK researchers. They reviewed all the available studies done on the topic since the 1950s and found no convincing proof that a drink or two a week is harmful. The Bristol University team stress […]

What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think

What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think

“It seems like they have done a thoughtful and rigorous job,” said Dr. Aaron Kesselheim, director of the program on regulation, therapeutics and the law at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “It provides at least something of a reality check,” he added. The figures were met with swift criticism, however, by other experts and by representatives […]

3 human cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Utah County

3 human cases of West Nile virus confirmed in Utah County

Adobe stock There are now three human cases of West Nile virus confirmed this year in Utah County, health officials said Monday. PROVO — There are now three human cases of West Nile virus confirmed this year in Utah County, health officials said Monday. Statewide, that number is 22, said Dallin Peterson, an epidemiologist who […]

Pet-store puppies linked to bacterial outbreak among people in 7 states, CDC says

Pet-store puppies linked to bacterial outbreak among people in 7 states, CDC says

(iStock) Federal health officials said Monday that they are investigating a multistate outbreak of Campylobacter infections traced to puppies sold at Petland, a nationwide chain of about 80 pet stores. The bacteria, a common cause of diarrheal illness that can spread through contact with dog feces, has sickened at least 39 people in Ohio, Kansas, […]

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