Health


Chrissy Teigen Breastfeeds Baby at the NBA Finals Chrissy Teigen Breastfeeds Baby at the NBA Finals
- June 05, 2016

In fact, she sort of hilariously plays into it sometimes. While the Cravings cookbook author and her husband John Legend treated their daughter, Luna Simone, to her first basketball game Thursday, Teigen made sure their little one was happy and full after watching Legend sing the National Anthem at the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors Finals game. (more...)
US FDA issues draft guidance on sodium reduction targets US FDA issues draft guidance on sodium reduction targets
- June 04, 2016

In a statement , the association wrote that it would "look forward to working with the agency to ensure the best and most recent science is taken into account when determining sodium intake levels for optimal health for all Americans". "And, it helps level the playing field for those companies that are already trying to use less salt in their foods". The FDA's goal is to lower sodium in those foods and give consumers the choice to add salt later if they want to. (more...)
Northern Ireland ends gay blood donor ban Northern Ireland ends gay blood donor ban
- June 03, 2016

The Health Ministry of Northern Ireland will lift a lifetime ban on blood donations from gay men starting in September this year, reports the BBC. The blanket ban had been in place across the United Kingdom since 1981 in response to the AIDS crisis but in November 2011 England, Scotland and Wales agreed to permit donation provided the donor had abstained from gay sex for the previous 12 months. (more...)
Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke Women With Migraine May Face Higher Threat of Heart Disease, Stroke
- June 03, 2016

A neurologist who wrote an editorial along with the study explained migraines only add a relatively small risk for heart disease . The new study shows that migraines were associated with not only an increased risk for stroke, but also an increased risk for cardiovascular problems in general, Burch told Live Science . (more...)
Ronda Rousey's UFC return in limbo right along with Conor McGregor's Ronda Rousey's UFC return in limbo right along with Conor McGregor's
- June 03, 2016

Nothing serious - just get in there, scope it and clean it out a little bit. The question of "When will Ronda Rousey return?" keeps getting more and more complicated. "If not, then she would probably fight at the New Years show at the beginning of the year", White confirmed. The defeat ended Rousey's almost three-year title reign and stripped her of the distinction as the only 135-pound female champion in UFC history. (more...)
Why This Boy's Video About Vaccines and Autism Is Going Viral Why This Boy's Video About Vaccines and Autism Is Going Viral
- June 02, 2016

Despite the continuously growing number of science-backed evidences that vaccines help save millions of kids all over the world from life-threatening diseases, there are still some people who are still convinced that the same life-saving shots cause serious illnesses. (more...)
Tigers closer Rodriguez says he contracted Zika virus
- June 01, 2016

But there's a significant lack of understanding regarding the other ways Zika can be transmitted, the poll found. "The best way to reduce risk of disease is to follow public health travel advice ", the agency said . The connection first came to light past year in Brazil , which has confirmed more than 1,400 cases of microcephaly . Previous guidance suggested taking precautions or abstaining for only four weeks. (more...)
New Zealand plans to remove logos from cigarette packs
- June 01, 2016

Australia became the first country to implement the measures in December 2012 , while a British court recently overruled a challenge by four tobacco companies and upheld rules that make cigarette cartons a uniform olive green. The design and appearance of cigarette packets are powerful marketing tools for vendors. "Three years' worth of government evidence from Australia shows that plain packaging has not reduced smoking rates, the volume of tobacco consumed, or youth smoking". (more...)
Warning over 'once-a-day' sunscreens Warning over 'once-a-day' sunscreens
- June 01, 2016

Colette Pameijer, a surgical oncologist and associate director of translational research, according to CBS News . "I tell my patients that if they notice things like that they need to go see a board-certified dermatologist". No one sunscreen can protect you completely, so make sure to use this in conjunction with shade, clothing, and sunglasses. Makeup artist and co-owner of Doll-Face Makeup Artistry in Red Bank, Danielle Radice, said that it is helpful to apply sunscreen under your ... (more...)
Trudeau urges Liberal delegates to replace 'outdated' party constitution Trudeau urges Liberal delegates to replace 'outdated' party constitution
- May 30, 2016

Wilson-Raybould suggested that the court would have bounced the matter right back to Parliament. This afternoon, the party voted overwhelmingly in favour of changing its constitution, which Trudeau strongly endorsed. And she urged the minister to refer it to the top court to test its constitutionality, sparing the families of grievously ill and dying individuals "the agony and expense" of launching a court challenge themselves. (more...)
Airport screening made 70000 miss American Airlines flights this year Airport screening made 70000 miss American Airlines flights this year
- May 28, 2016

Just a couple of years back, a Department of Homeland Security conducted 70 covert tests during which the TSA during failed to find weapons and simulated explosives more than 95 percent of the time. It's going to get more hard to help passengers who miss flights because of the lines this summer. Airlines have balked at the suggestion, saying TSA is to blame for the long lines. (more...)
96-year-old Heimlich uses namesake maneuver on choking woman
- May 28, 2016

The world-famous physician was able to dislodge the piece of hamburger which had become lodged in the throat of 87-year-old Patti Ris' throat. "When I used it, and she recovered quickly", Dr Heimlich said. Patty Ris, told the Cincinnati Enquirer that she walked into the dining room and happened to sit next to Dr Heimlich at a table before ordering her meal. (more...)
This CDC image shows infection-inducing agents that resist powerful antibiotics This CDC image shows infection-inducing agents that resist powerful antibiotics
- May 27, 2016

Colistin - The antibiotic of last resort and MCR-1 The antibiotic Colistin is reserved for particularly unsafe pathogens, including a family of bacteria known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE . "This patient hadn't traveled", Frieden said . "It is the end of the road unless we act urgently". While colistin is not allowed in USA agriculture, antibiotic overuse anywhere creates antibiotic resistance that can spread anywhere-and the US livestock industry uses many other ... (more...)
50% of People Taking Antidepressants Aren't Depressed 50% of People Taking Antidepressants Aren't Depressed
- May 26, 2016

According to study author Jenna Wong, the research team primarily wanted to look at the reasons why these antidepressants are prescribed, the frequency of prescriptions and the indications that call for antidepressant prescription. Furthermore, pharmaceutical companies typically won't fund off-label research, and Wong hopes that her research will help push government policymakers to fund these studies due to the important implications that they have for the field. (more...)
Verdict expected in Freddie Gray-officer trial in Baltimore
- May 23, 2016

Jaros said that prosecuting an individual officer in order to indict the practices of the police department as a whole may not be appropriate, but the sentiment is important to address. Gray's death a week after his arrest sparked rioting and protests in the majority black city of 620,000 people. The mayor said Monday that the city is prepared to respond to any disturbances in response to the acquittal. (more...)
German chemical firm Bayer makes $62B offer for Monsanto German chemical firm Bayer makes $62B offer for Monsanto
- May 23, 2016

On Thursday, Bayer made an unsolicited bid for Monsanto , aiming to create the world's biggest agricultural supplier. Monsanto had first disclosed Bayer's approach last Wednesday, but neither side had provided details on any proposed terms of the deal. (more...)
Red Hot Chili Peppers Has Good News On Anthony Kiedis' Health Red Hot Chili Peppers Has Good News On Anthony Kiedis' Health
- May 22, 2016

Paired with a virus and scar tissue left behind by hernia operations, "that becomes an incredibly painful situation where you get a fever and pass out". When I opened my phone and I saw I was on the news, I was like, 'Everything must be OK in the world today if that's what's making the news'". Bassist Flea told the crowd Saturday in Orange County that the Chili Peppers would be unable to perform. (more...)
Pregnant women in US with Zika spikes on new counting method
- May 20, 2016

The largest number of cases by far are in Puerto Rico, where officials said they are keeping tabs on 122 pregnant women likely infected by the virus. CDC researchers did not include details about the outcomes of any of the pregnancies they now are monitoring, saying that information "will be shared in future reports". (more...)
Want better brain function after 50? Try to keep busy, study says Want better brain function after 50? Try to keep busy, study says
- May 20, 2016

If people are indeed dumping stress hormones into their body because they're too busy during the day, that could affect their cognition. In a survey of over 300 people participating in the Dallas Lifespan Brain Study , study authors found that among adults over the age of 50, having a busy schedule was associated with better brain processing, improved memory, sharper reasoning and better vocabulary. (more...)
Aussie Olympians given anti-Zika condoms
- May 19, 2016

Earlier in the year, the United States reported two cases of Zika being sexually transmitted. The World Health Organization's chief says the agency is increasingly anxious about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the upcoming Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics . (more...)

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