Health


New guidelines for young children in vehicle seats New guidelines for young children in vehicle seats
- September 03, 2018

Young said that when it comes to rear-facing seats, parents often make the mistake of turning their kids around too soon. "It's best to keep your child rear-facing as long as possible. Now, instead of stating that children should be seated in rear-facing seats until the age of 2, the American Academy of Pediatrics said that parents should consider the child's weight instead of their age. (more...)
Multiple Blood Pressure Medications Recalled Over Multiple Blood Pressure Medications Recalled Over "Life-Threatening" Mixup And Cancer Risk
- August 31, 2018

Accord says that only one lot of pills, PW05264, is involved in the recall. The hydrochlorothiazide tablets are round, orange, and have "H" and "1" printed on opposite sides. Accord says it has received no reports of injuries because of the problem. The mislabeled bottles actually contain Spironolactone tablets which could cause in an increase in potassium levels in certain individuals. (more...)
Health Experts: Number of West Nile cases in Virginia about average Health Experts: Number of West Nile cases in Virginia about average
- August 31, 2018

One person has died in Georgia due to West Nile Virus, leading state health officials to warn residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites. According to the DPH, the best ways to avoid infection are to stay inside during dusk and dawn hours, wear long trousers, shirts, and socks if you are exposed to mosquitoes, and wear the proper insect repellant to dissuade any thirsty bugs. (more...)
Air Pollution Exposure Harms Cognitive Performance, Study Finds Air Pollution Exposure Harms Cognitive Performance, Study Finds
- August 31, 2018

The team found that both verbal and math scores "decreased with increasing cumulative air pollution exposure", with the decline in verbal scores being particularly pronounced among older, less educated men. They found the longer people were exposed to dirty air, the bigger the damage to intelligence, with language ability more harmed than mathematical ability and men more harmed than women. (more...)
Andrew Gillum to face Ron DeSantis in Florida governor race Andrew Gillum to face Ron DeSantis in Florida governor race
- August 30, 2018

Greene also issued a written statement supporting Gillum: "I don't regret a moment or a dollar spent on this election.I am proud to get behind our nominee, Andrew Gillum ". Democratic consultant Dick Batchelor, however, cautioned about a strategy that doesn't go beyond rallying progressive supporters. Gillum's surprise victory for the Democratic nomination for governor of Florida sets up a race between a young, black progressive with an aspirational working-class message and ... (more...)
STDs on the rise, CDC says STDs on the rise, CDC says
- August 30, 2018

According to the Health Department , syphilis has had the biggest increase. This figure was boosted by a 45 percent increase among 15-24-year-old females. "The explosion in STDs comes on the heels of years of cutbacks in federal funding", Harvey said. To do that, we need the government to step up and ensure those working to prevent STDs have the resources they need to do so effectively. (more...)
Is Coconut Oil Really ‘Pure Poison’? Here’s What Science Says Is Coconut Oil Really ‘Pure Poison’? Here’s What Science Says
- August 29, 2018

Dr Karin Michels , a professor at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumour Epidemiology at the University of Freiburg, commented about the coconut oil in question in a recent speech titled " Coconut Oil and other Nutritional Errors ". (more...)
Martha McSally wins Arizona Republican Senate primary Martha McSally wins Arizona Republican Senate primary
- August 29, 2018

John McCain three days ago. Three Republicans pledging loyalty to the president were fighting to succeed Jeff Flake , who quit the Senate after becoming a vocal critic of the president. "You know who that person is?" On the Democratic side, the national party would prefer the more centrist former Rep. Gwen Graham, the daughter of former governor and Sen. (more...)
In Upset, Progressive Bests Dem Frontrunner In Florida Gov Primary In Upset, Progressive Bests Dem Frontrunner In Florida Gov Primary
- August 29, 2018

Graham was the establishment pick: a moderate former congresswoman whose father was a popular former Florida governor and senator. If he wins in November, the Sanders-backed candidate will become the first black governor in Florida's history. (more...)
Hatch on White House delaying McCain statement: ‘That should not have happened’ Hatch on White House delaying McCain statement: ‘That should not have happened’
- August 29, 2018

Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, Maryland, and McCain will be buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery next to Naval Academy classmate and long-time friend, Admiral Chuck Larson. When he finally did comment, in a printed statement, Trump was sparing with his praise for the six-term senator: "Despite our differences on policy and politics, I respect Senator John McCain's service to our country". (more...)
'Not blood and soil': McCain's farewell message to Americans criticizes Trump 'Not blood and soil': McCain's farewell message to Americans criticizes Trump
- August 29, 2018

The White House, according to a Washington Post report Monday, prepared a statement extolling McCain's life and calling him a hero, but Trump rejected issuing it. Bush. He was severely injured and spent more than five years as a prisoner of war. Rick Davis , former campaign manager for Mr McCain, a two-time presidential candidate, has said the president will not attend his funeral. (more...)
This is the exact amount of alcohol you should be drinking This is the exact amount of alcohol you should be drinking
- August 27, 2018

The researchers found alcohol leads to 2.8 million deaths worldwide each year. There is some evidence that alcohol may reduce the risk of heart disease very slightly, but that effect is more than outweighed by the other damage it causes, the study finds. (more...)
UN Says 103 Ebola Cases Reported In DR Congo UN Says 103 Ebola Cases Reported In DR Congo
- August 27, 2018

Reuters reports that 2,179 people have received the vaccine so far, and more doses are on their way to Beni now. A doctor is now believed to have contracted the illness, and he's currently hospitalized for the second time after presenting Ebola symptoms. (more...)
John McCain to lie in state at U.S. Capitol Rotunda
- August 27, 2018

Capitol. The McCain family is planning funeral arrangements, which will include a full-dress service at Washington National Cathedral at about 10 a.m. Bush called McCain a friend, he will "deeply miss". But I've never seen him fazed at all by the criticism; he just let it all roll off his shoulders. (more...)
Health unit confirms this year's first human case of West Nile Virus Health unit confirms this year's first human case of West Nile Virus
- August 27, 2018

One is a woman in her 70s from Worcester County who was hospitalized but has since been discharged. The total number of Manitobans infected with the West Nile virus has risen to seven across the province according to Manitoba Health. "New York City has one of the most comprehensive mosquito control programs in the nation". Although mosquitoes are active throughout the summer, West Nile virus typically doesn't begin to appear until late summer, said Nicholas Rupp, department spokesman. (more...)
British women among the world's biggest drinkers (with men 62nd) British women among the world's biggest drinkers (with men 62nd)
- August 26, 2018

It's simply about understanding and managing those risks. 'In particular, the strong association between alcohol consumption and the risk of cancer , injuries, and infectious diseases offset the protective effects for ischaemic heart disease in women in our study. (more...)
US Senator John McCain dies from brain cancer aged 81
- August 26, 2018

John McCain , a former prisoner of war in Vietnam who served as a USA senator from Arizona for more than three decades, died on Saturday at the age of 81. Three days before the presidential election, McCain returned - alongside Tina Fey as his much-mocked running mate, Sarah Palin - for one last SNL hurrah. (more...)
The facts behind coconut oil is 'pure poison' claim
- August 25, 2018

Michels made the statement in a recent lecture titled " Coconut Oil and other Nutritional Errors " at the University of Freiburg, where she holds a second academic position as director of the Institute for Prevention and Tumour Epidemiology . (more...)
'Flesh-eating' STD allegedly making the rounds 'Flesh-eating' STD allegedly making the rounds
- August 25, 2018

It is rare even in the U.S., with just 100 cases detected every year. The effort was done as part of a research project dubbed "The Great British STI [sexually transmitted infection] Taboo", according to the Post. Speaking about treatment of donovanosis, he said: 'Any delay could cause the flesh around the genitals to literally rot away . The disease gradually spreads and destroys genital tissue, causing the genitals and the skin around them to lose color. (more...)
Meet Denisova 11: First Known Hybrid Hominin Meet Denisova 11: First Known Hybrid Hominin
- August 25, 2018

The offspring of this unconventional coupling, a young girl scientists have dubbed Denisova 11, lived in modern-day Siberia, Maya Wei-Haas reports for National Geographic . DNA inherited from the father was more of a mix: mostly Denisovan , but with its own sprinkling of ancient Neanderthal . "I was wondering, 'What did I do wrong?'" recalled Slon, now a postdoctoral researcher at the institute. (more...)

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