Massachusetts has confirmed its first human case of EEE since 2013. What is the mosquito-borne disease?

(CNN)A man in Massachusetts has been infected with a mosquito-borne virus called Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), health officials confirmed Saturday. It’s the first human case reported in the state since 2013. Any virus transmitted from an insect bite is a big deal, but what is EEE, and what risk does it pose? EEE is rare but often fatal The virus isn’t common, but it is serious. Seven cases are reported every year on average, but about 30% of all cases are fatal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EEE causes inflammation of the brain, which is often preceded by a high fever, chills and vomiting. As the illness progresses, patients might experience seizures or a coma that …

Couple Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide Said They Couldn’t Pay Medical Bills

Around 8:30 a.m., the 77-year-old husband called 911 and said, “I am going to shoot myself,” Though the dispatcher attempted to keep the man on the line, he hung up. About 15 minutes later, deputies arrived at the couple’s home and discovered the man lying next to his 76-year-old wife. Both were dead from apparent gunshot wounds. The Washington Post reported. “It is very tragic that one of our senior citizens would find himself in such desperate circumstances where he felt murder and suicide were the only option,” Sheriff Bill Elfo said. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a champion of “Medicare for All” who frequently criticizes skyrocketing prescription drug costs, spoke out about the case on Twitter, calling on the nation to move …

Trump admin announces rule that could limit legal immigration

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration released a regulation Monday that could dramatically cut the number of legal immigrants allowed to enter and stay in the US by making it easier to reject green card and visa applications. When asked about whether the rule is unfairly targeting low-income immigrants, Cuccinelli said: “We certainly expect people of any income to be able to stand on their own two feet, so if people are not able to be self-sufficient, than this negative factor is going to bear very heavily against them in a decision about whether they’ll be able to become a legal permanent resident. “ The 837-page rule applies to those seeking to come to or remain in the United States via legal …

ICE deported a Detroit man who came to the U.S. as a baby. He died in Iraq without insulin

with essentially no notice has reportedly died because he couldnt access his diabetes medication. PoliticoAccording to Edward A. Bajoka, an immigration attorney who reportedly knew Aldaoud, he likely died because he couldnt access insulin. In a video shared by Imran Siddiqi on Twitter, Aldaoud is seen explaining his circumstances from the streets of Iraq. This man, who had lived here since he was 6 months old died as a direct result of Trump and ICE. This video of him sitting on the streets of Iraq with nowhere to go and no access to the insulin he needed should haunt us forever. #JimmyAldaoud pic.twitter.com/707eLexV1V — Imraan Siddiqi (@imraansiddiqi) August 8, 2019 I said Ive never been there, Ive been in this …

Cystic fibrosis drugs rejected for use in Scotland

The SMC said it heard “strong evidence” from patient groups and recognised that the decision would be “disappointing”. ‘Deadlock must end’ over cystic fibrosis drug Orkambi Cystic fibrosis drug campaign makes no progress in year But chairman Dr Alan MacDonald said: “There remained significant uncertainty around their overall health benefits in the long-term, in relation to their costs. “In order to be able to accept these medicines the committee will need to be satisfied of their cost-effectiveness and we continue to work with the company to achieve that.” ‘It’s not a pretty thing to watch’ Image copyright SPL Manufacturer Vertex said it hoped to find a solution which would allow broad access to the drugs in the coming weeks. In …

Danica Roem, Trans History Maker, Fights Another Anti-LGBT Candidateand Their Donorsin Virginia

Roem does not shy from the fame that 2017 brought and she remains a vocal LGBTQ rights and equality advocate. But just as in 2017, she seems happiest and most engaged talking about policy and fighting for her 13th District constituents, encompassing Manassas, Manassas Park, Gainesville, and Haymarket. She is proud of voting to expand Medicare to 400,000 uninsured Virginians, including 3,800 of her constituents. She is especially happy to talk about her major passion: transportation, and the legislation she has introduced to fix 28as in resolve the congestion problems of State Route 28, a major highway in Virginia. A year after her advocacy began the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority allocated more than $120 million to Route 28 in 2018. …

Here Are the Questions a Shrink Would Have Asked Mueller

WeThe Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. We published the book not because of political leanings but because of our genuine concern for public health and safety. Our analysis of the Mueller report, based on sworn testimonies of his closest associates, proves that we had real reason for concern. Our how the president was unfit from each of their perspectives. Our analysis of the Mueller Report explains why: A person without mental capacity lacks the basic requirement for legal, political, military, or presidential capacity. To educate the public, we held andangerouscase.org). Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Men Who Send Unsolicited Dick Pics Are Usually Narcissistic and Sexist, Study Confirms

New research reveals that there are only two types of men who send unsolicited pictures of their genitalia to women: those that are narcissistic and sexist, and those that literally have a dick for a face. Of the 1,087 men who took part in the study, none fell into the latter category, yet 48 percent admitted to having previously sent unrequested dick pics to women. Publishing their findings in The Journal of Sex Research, the study authors used a series of questionnaires to evaluate participants’ personality traits, and found that “men who sent dick pics reported higher levels of narcissism as well as ambivalent and hostile sexism.” Narcissists tend to have an excessive admiration for themselves, often believing they are better …

‘The show needed to come back’: how Drake rescued the druglords of Top Boy

It was Britains answer to The Wire. But the gang drama was dead until the rapper stepped in and pitched it to Netflix. Its stars and writer talk grime, gentrification and Boris Johnsons Britain I told them I was on my way out to meet some singer called Drake, says writer Drake was a fan of Top Boy, Bennetts Channel 4 drama about the lives of drug dealers and residents on a fictional Hackney estate called Summerhouse. He had been recommended it while on tour and loved it so much, he began posting stills from the show on Instagram with clumsy attempts at London slang (real bod man). When he found out it had been cancelled, he decided to bring …

Just Stop And Think: Weekend Horoscopes Aug. 9-11 Betches

Is it f*cking fall yet? No, but I say we defy the planets, stars, and seasons and all just start wearing long sleeves and leggings. Kids are heading back to school shortly (thank you, God) and we’re already prepping for holiday shopping, because, well, what else am I going to do at work all day? This weekend, all of our horoscopes seem to be focused on sitting and and thinking. We think that’s best done with a bottle of bubbly if the weather insists on staying hot for the next month or whatever. Chase your dreams, Leo. It’s an amazing weekend to ignore inhibitions and run after a big project, huge move, or longtime crush, because the stars are aligning …

Ditch your air-conditioning. You’ll be fine | Franklin Schneider

A hot room wont usually kill you, but a hot planet will. If you feel sweaty, just imagine how your grandchildren are going to feel We think of air conditioning as a first world luxury, but its really more of an American one. In Europe, fewer than 5% of households have air conditioning, article in the New York Times (for which, full disclosure, I was interviewed, though my quotes didnt make it in) pointed out something that Ive often observed anecdotally: that the perception of thermal discomfort is correlated with GDP. In other words, only rich people whine about the heat, crank the a/c, and then go on Twitter to brag about how theyre not setting foot outside. Everyone else …

Rabid bat bites tourist in Oregon

File photo (National Park Service) “Our recommendation is they should not touch or handle bats. Particularly if they’re out during daylight hours or on the ground, they’re probably sick,” an official with the Marion County Health Department, said. The tourist was able to capture the bat. Officials recommend attempting to capture bats for testing if bitten. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The bat was the fourth to test positive for rabies in the state this year. Rabies symptoms include irritability, aggressiveness, confusion, weakness and nausea. The Associated Press contributed to this report.  Trending in Travel Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

He jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived. Now, he’s seeing his wish for a safety net come true

(CNN)“Jump.” In midair, he maneuvered himself so that his legs would hit the water first. Hines fell 220 feet at about 75 miles per hour. The impact from a fall like that is similar to hitting concrete. The contact shattered two of his vertebrae, and doctors later told him that he was only 2 millimeters away from severing his spine. In excruciating pain, Hines struggled to the surface and felt a creature nudging at him.

Car Bomb Kills 3 U.N. Staff Outside Mall In Libya

Health officials said the blast took place outside Arkan Mall in the Hawari neighborhood, where people were gathering for shopping a day before the Eid al-Adha holiday begins. The Benghazi municipal council said the attack targeted a convoy for the U.N. Support Mission in Libya. Stéphane Dujarric, a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, said in a statement that three U.N. workers were among the wounded. He also said the secretary-general urged “all parties to respect the humanitarian truce during Eid al Adha and return to the negotiating table to pursue the peaceful future the people of Libya deserve.” “This attack will not discourage us, nor will it prevent us from carrying on with our duties to bring about peace, …