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Terrifying New Drug Trend or Moral Panic? – Rolling Stone

First, it was jenkem. So it was the bath salts. Now, the latest drug that parents are scaring off is a mood enhancer for dogs and cats. Last week, the Fairfield Police Department in northern New Jersey issued a statement on Facebook warning people to avoid recreational use of Catnip Cocktail, a product intended to be used as an anxiolytic …

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Pennsylvania mom mistakes colon cancer symptoms for hemorrhoids, shares ‘shocking’ story to warn others

A mother in Pennsylvania says she was diagnosed with stage 3 colorectal cancer not long after giving birth to her daughter. (iStock) A mother in Pennsylvania said she was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer just weeks after giving birth to her first daughter. In 2015, Lauren Ricottone, of Philadelphia, was urged by her husband, Chris, to schedule a colonoscopy …

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Mysterious Outbreak Of Virus Linked To Gruesome Religious Ritual

The doctors were perplexed when an outbreak of a little known virus was reported in a group of 10 people living in London. They were non-drug addicts, never received a blood transfusion and did not show any other identifiable risk factors for blood borne viruses The case was a bit of a mystery, but then one of the doctors he …

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WHO says aiming to halt DRC Ebola outbreak within six months – Punch Newspapers

The deadly Ebola epidemic raging in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo should end within six months, the head of the World Health Organization said on Thursday. Seven months after the epidemic broke out in the North Kivu province devastated by violence, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters that there were clear signs that the spread of the …

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Social media linked to rise in mental health disorders in teens, survey finds

Breaking News Email Receive the latest alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered on weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE 14 March 201.11 GMT of Shamard Charles, MD Mental health problems have significantly increased over the last decade and the rise of digital media could be one of the reasons why, according to a national survey published Thursday. The …

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Light and sound therapy could stall Alzheimer’s symptoms, study finds – as human trials begin

Alzheimer's disease could be treated by combining light and healthy therapy, according to new research. The study showed that non-invasive treatments increased memory by destroying rogue proteins in the brains of mice. Molecules, known as amyloid beta, come together in plaques that devour neurons – triggering devastating symptoms of confusion Scientists hope that the approach, which induces brain waves known …

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What to know about exposure, symptoms

CLOSE A measles epidemic is spreading in a Washington county known to have chosen not to vaccinate its children, and health officials have declared a public health emergency. USA TODAY Michigan health officials confirmed that a measles-infected Israeli traveler may have spread the virus while visiting Oakland County from 6 to 13 March. The traveler, who visited businesses, a religious …

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A dog potentially exposed more than 100 people to black plague in Colorado

Enlarge / The dog is thought to have caught the wound from a dead prairie dog. At least 116 people and 46 animals in Colorado were potentially exposed to Black Death after veterinarians struggled to diagnose a severely ill dog in 2017. The unusual case prompted health experts to release an equally unusual – and perhaps surprising – warning. That …

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Amazon pulls books offering dangerous ‘cures’ for autism | Books

Books that promise cures for autism through potentially dangerous therapies have been quietly removed by Amazon during the past week. The removals followed an exhibit in the Wired magazine this week which highlighted how Amazon was selling dozens of titles claiming to be able to cure the condition for life with nostrils from camel milk to yoga and to veganism. …

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