Health


Samoa declares state of emergency as measles spreads across Pacific Samoa declares state of emergency as measles spreads across Pacific
- November 20, 2019

The Samoan government officially opened a national emergency operations center on Monday to coordinate the measles response. Media in Australia and Samoa have reported that Samoa's government made vaccination mandatory for all people with a vaccination programme scheduled to be published on Monday. (more...)
New CDC report raises concern over growing threat of antibiotic resistance New CDC report raises concern over growing threat of antibiotic resistance
- November 20, 2019

Antibiotics are remarkable drugs that are instrumental in fighting certain infections caused by bacteria and fungi. FirstHealth of the Carolina remains committed to the safe use of antibiotics through its system-wide antimicrobial stewardship program. (more...)
Brian Kilmeade to Trump: Don't Tweet About Impeachment
- November 20, 2019

A congressional official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Volker's statements were "definitely being closely reviewed" by Democrats. According to U.S. Col. Alexander Vindman testify about President Trump's call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky later on, "all of the big dogs say it wasn't a problem". (more...)
One plague case reported in Inner Mongolia One plague case reported in Inner Mongolia
- November 19, 2019

Although plague has been mostly eradicated in China , cases are occasionally reported in northern parts of the country. The patient in Inner Mongolia is now isolated and treated at a hospital in Ulanqab, the health commission said . Plague is usually contracted after being bitten by a rodent flea carrying the Yersinia pestis bacterium or by handling an infected animal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ). (more...)
President Obama Warns Democratic Candidates Not to Go Too Far Left President Obama Warns Democratic Candidates Not to Go Too Far Left
- November 19, 2019

Election day is less than a year away now and the race to become the Democratic challenger to Donald Trump is heating up. "For those who get stressed about robust primaries, I just have to remind you that I had a very robust primary", Obama said , nodding to his 2008 race against then-Sen. (more...)
About that call: What to watch on Day 3 of Trump impeachment About that call: What to watch on Day 3 of Trump impeachment
- November 19, 2019

At a press conference in New York, Senator Schumer echoed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's call on Sunday (Nov 17) for President Trump to directly make his case to the House impeachment inquiry. Along with former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker , their accounts further complicate Sondland's testimony and characterize Trump as more central to the action. (more...)
Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients Study Casts Doubt on Angioplasty, Bypass for Many Heart Patients
- November 19, 2019

The study findings should help fine-tune existing guidelines on the approach to treating a stable heart disease, but it also needs to be assessed depending on the individual situation, for instance, if the patient is from a remote part of the country where follow-ups are hard, he added. (more...)
Vaping illnesses in U.S. still rising, though at slower pace Vaping illnesses in U.S. still rising, though at slower pace
- November 18, 2019

The CDC says it has yet to identify the official cause or causes of the outbreak, but the investigation has increasingly focused on products containing THC . In recent weeks, Juul - the top-selling brand of electronic cigarettes in the United States - has announced that it would no longer sell mint, fruit or dessert flavors of its products. (more...)
Stefanos Tsitsipas says maiden Grand Slam title is 'really close — ATP Finals Stefanos Tsitsipas says maiden Grand Slam title is 'really close — ATP Finals
- November 18, 2019

The 21-year-old also acknowledged the massive support he received from the crowd throughout the tournament. "Overall, the atmosphere this week was unbelievable". Very handsome technique, as well. No member of the "Big Three" - also featuring Federer - has won the season-ending ATP Finals since 2015, when Djokovic picked up his fifth title. (more...)
In setback for Trump, Louisiana re-elects Democratic governor In setback for Trump, Louisiana re-elects Democratic governor
- November 18, 2019

Go to https://t.co/5gsPBfdD6Z to find your polling location. He will be a great governor!' So these seem election indicators for Democrats in 2020: A candidate with moderate but hardly arch-conservative politics, a strong black vote and somewhat dampened enthusiasm for Trump in the suburbs. (more...)
FDA warns Dollar Tree about selling ‘potentially unsafe drugs’ from foreign suppliers FDA warns Dollar Tree about selling ‘potentially unsafe drugs’ from foreign suppliers
- November 16, 2019

The FDA says the drugs are from foreign manufacturers that have been cited for infractions. The Director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Donald Ashley, addressed the situation in a Thursday news release, saying, "Americans expect and deserve drugs that are safe, effective and that meet our standards for quality". (more...)
Fourth Illinois resident dies after lung injury associated with vaping
- November 15, 2019

In September, a man in his mid-40s died due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. Rates among young adults rose from 5.2 percent in 2017 to 7.6 percent in 2018. "Yet, our work is far from over", he noted. A second person in Missouri has died from a vaping-related illness. "The health benefits of quitting smoking are significant, and we are committed to educating Americans about the steps they can take to become tobacco-free". (more...)
CDC: 35,000 Americans die of antibiotic-resistant infections each year CDC: 35,000 Americans die of antibiotic-resistant infections each year
- November 15, 2019

The updated Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States (AR Threats Report ) also estimates when antibiotic-resistant bacterium Clostridium difficile (or C. Though not typically antibiotic-resistant, these bacteria often infect people who are now taking or have recently stopped taking antibiotics. While the CDC exprssed concern that the superbugs are evolving even greater resistance to drugs, and will become more common among patients, the center noted several effective ways to ... (more...)
2 killed in California high school shooting 2 killed in California high school shooting
- November 15, 2019

Two victims - a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy - died at a hospital. 'He turned around and became the very first person on scene, ' Villanueva said at a press conference on Thursday. "I was anxious about my friends who might be affected by this. We were scared", Rodriguez said. "This is kind of out of the blue, shocking pretty much everyone who knew him". (more...)
CDC Report Shows Deadly Superbug Infections Climbing Sharply CDC Report Shows Deadly Superbug Infections Climbing Sharply
- November 15, 2019

Fungi and micro organism that are antibiotic resistant cause 2.8 million bacterial infections and 35,000 fatalities in the United States every year, according to the launch. This time, CDC was able to draw from the electronic health records of about 700 US hospitals. How do germs and fungi come to be resistant to antibiotics? . (more...)
Kyla Shares She Is Safe After Shooting At Her California High School Kyla Shares She Is Safe After Shooting At Her California High School
- November 15, 2019

The teenaged gunman, whose name was not provided by police, survived the self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was in grave condition in hospital, law enforcement officials said. Rosedell and Highland Elementary are two of the other nearby schools that have been placed on lockdown. They then executed a search warrant at his home and are investigating the motive. (more...)
Merck wins European approval for first-ever Ebola vaccine Merck wins European approval for first-ever Ebola vaccine
- November 15, 2019

The target date for a decision is March 14, 2020. Now, the European Union has authorised the marketing and commercial use of the vaccine. "It is a historic milestone and a testament to the power of science, innovation and public-private partnership", Kenneth Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer at Merck, said . (more...)
Apple’s Heart Study Finds Apple Watch Detects Irregular Pulses Apple’s Heart Study Finds Apple Watch Detects Irregular Pulses
- November 15, 2019

They previously released the study's preliminary results, but you can now read the full paper if you're curious about how they were able to come to the conclusion that, yes, the Apple Watch can detect atrial fibrillation. The team says that this proves that the Apple Watch can successfully identify atrial fibrillation. It shows that there's a lot of potential for large-scale studies using a combination of tools and technologies to monitor patients remotely, rather than requiring an ... (more...)
Around 13 million people in England now obese Around 13 million people in England now obese
- November 15, 2019

According to the federation, one in two people now living with diabetes is undiagnosed, with the vast majority having Type 2 . Diabetes is a progressive disease that may require re-evaluation and change in the treatment plan over time. Losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle can reverse this kind of diabetes. In addition to this, to brief you more, World Diabetes campaign has a logo which is represented by a blue circle that was adopted in the year of 2007 right after the passage of ... (more...)
Living Well - Lung cancer screening Living Well - Lung cancer screening
- November 15, 2019

Early Diagnosis: Nationally, only 21.5 percent of cases are diagnosed at an early stage when the five-year survival rate is much higher. More people are surviving lung cancer, according to a new report released Wednesday morning. Preventive Services Task Force. To celebrate National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Columbus Regional Health (CRH) is offering lung scans at no cost to the first 200 people who schedule one during November. (more...)

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