Health


New study debunks aspirin claims
- September 18, 2018

One of them found that daily aspirin use carried "the risk of major hemorrhage was significantly higher with aspirin than with a placebo". The current guidelines recommend a daily aspirin for adults in their 50s who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease , such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol or a history of smoking. (more...)
Milwaukee reports 1st human West Nile virus case Milwaukee reports 1st human West Nile virus case
- September 16, 2018

Most people infected with WNV will experience no discomfort, however older adults and people with compromised immune systems are at an increased risk of severe symptoms. Limiting time outdoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitos are most active. "There may be many more residents who acquired West Nile virus, but we never learned about them because they didn't seek medical attention or they sought attention but lab tests weren't ordered". (more...)
More than 100 cases of West Nile confirmed, highest since 2013 More than 100 cases of West Nile confirmed, highest since 2013
- September 14, 2018

Epidemiologist Zoran Radovanovic recently emphasized that Serbia has become "European champion" in the number of people infected by the West Nile virus. It is important to know not all mosquitos are West Nile virus carriers. - Apply and EPA-registered insect repellent containing DEET, picaridian, IR3535, oil of eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol to clothes and exposed skin. (more...)
Apple Introduces $749 6.1-inch iPhone Xr Apple Introduces $749 6.1-inch iPhone Xr
- September 14, 2018

In comparison, the starting price point for the iPhone Xs is listed at $999 USD, while the Xs Max is just one hundred dollars more, $1,099 USD, both for the 64 GB model. But if that's not enough to convince them it's a worthy upgrade, the XR also offers numerous same cutting-edge features found on the top-of-the-line XS models. (more...)
IPhone XR revealed: Price, features and everything you need to know IPhone XR revealed: Price, features and everything you need to know
- September 14, 2018

Ben Wood, chief of research at analyst firm CCS Insight, said Apple's popularity would offset the price for many. Well, welcome to the future everyone . It's large, with a 6.1-inch display and familiar cutout at the top of the screen for FaceID recognition. I'll need to start saving if I want one won't I? The iPhone XS directly replaces last year's iPhone X at the now standard iPhone price of $999 (around R15,000 in the US) to start. (more...)
Teenagers' use of e-cigarettes at epidemic levels - United States health officials Teenagers' use of e-cigarettes at epidemic levels - United States health officials
- September 14, 2018

In the letters, the agency is demanding that within 60 days, these companies, namely Juul , Vuse, MarkTen XL, blu e-cigs and Logic, present proof that they are able to keep the nicotine-containing products out of the hands of minors. It cited estimates from Public Health England that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than normal cigarettes. Each company must submit to FDA within 60 days plans on how they will address the widespread youth access and use of their products. (more...)
FDA takes action against e-cigarette epidemic among youth FDA takes action against e-cigarette epidemic among youth
- September 14, 2018

Juul Labs, which controls about 70% of the market, said in its statement that "appropriate flavors" play a role in adults changing their smoking habits, but added that they "are committed to preventing underage use of our product, and we want to be part of the solution in keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of young people". (more...)
FDA may ban flavored e-cigarettes, cites teen use 'epidemic'
- September 13, 2018

Of the 3.6 million middle- and high-school students who said they are tobacco-product users, 2.1 million used e-cigarettes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some experts were cautious about the results, however. "I'll be clear. The FDA won't tolerate a whole generation of young people becoming addicted to nicotine as a tradeoff for enabling adults to have unfettered access to these same products". (more...)
Common Painkiller, Diclofenac, Associated With a Higher Risk of Heart Problems
- September 09, 2018

In 2013, a major Oxford University study found that for every 1,000 people with a moderate risk of heart disease taking 150mg a day for a year, about three would experience an avoidable heart attack , of which one would be fatal. With paracetamol, the difference is also huge - heart disease can be traced in the dynamics of the three times more than those who chose to Diclofenac . (more...)
In 10 Irish Women Don't Get Enough Exercise In 10 Irish Women Don't Get Enough Exercise
- September 07, 2018

In the US about 40 percent of adults were insufficiently active, in the United Kingdom it was 36 percent. The findings appear in The Lancet Global Health journal . This includes 38.2% of all South Africans . Guthold said levels of physical activity were not reducing worldwide "unlike other major global health risks". (more...)
Rise and fall of Theranos puts Silicon Valley firmly in focus Rise and fall of Theranos puts Silicon Valley firmly in focus
- September 07, 2018

Theranos, which owes at least $60 million to unsecured creditors, will turn over its assets and intellectual property to credit and investment firm Fortress, says the e-mailed letter , first reported by The Wall Street Journal . Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes' black turtleneck and lofty goals drew comparisons with Apple's Steve Jobs. Prosecutors alleged that they defrauded investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and defrauded doctors and patients. (more...)
Emirates Flight Quarantined in New York City, Passengers Hospitalized After Getting Sick Emirates Flight Quarantined in New York City, Passengers Hospitalized After Getting Sick
- September 07, 2018

That's when things "became a little chaotic", Alli said . "People were coughing the whole time". They had their temperatures taken on the tarmac and were then transported by bus to the airport terminal, where they made their way through customs. (more...)
All Kids 6 Months & Older Should Receive Flu Vaccine — AAP All Kids 6 Months & Older Should Receive Flu Vaccine — AAP
- September 06, 2018

It also emphasizes that the shot is preferred over the nasal mist. The flu vaccine reduces a piece one's risk of environment up extreme indicators as successfully as complications along with pneumonia and death, in conserving with the committee of specialists who authored the American Academy of Pediatrics assertion. (more...)
Look At Brie Larson In 'Captain Marvel' Look At Brie Larson In 'Captain Marvel'
- September 06, 2018

Captain Marvel is directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck (Half-Nelson, Mississippi Grind ) with a script they worked on with Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman ( Guardians of the Galaxy ), Geneva Robertson-Dworet ( Tomb Raider ), and Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch ( GLOW ). (more...)
Popular YouTuber Claire Wineland Aged 21 Dies a Week After Lung Transplant Popular YouTuber Claire Wineland Aged 21 Dies a Week After Lung Transplant
- September 06, 2018

She was recovering from the procedure when she got a blood clot and suffered a massive stroke August 26. Wineland honestly and at times painfully documented her battle with cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that causes severe damage to the lungs and limits the ability to breathe. (more...)
Rat fever: High alert for next three weeks, says minister Rat fever: High alert for next three weeks, says minister
- September 06, 2018

The symptoms are high fever, myalgia (tiredness)", Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Rajeev Sadanandan said. "But there are secondary hosts like cattle and dogs". Following this, the state has issued a high alert in all of its 14 districts, however, state health minister KK Shailaja said that there is no need to panic. (more...)
Polony can come back into your diet: listeria outbreak declared over Polony can come back into your diet: listeria outbreak declared over
- September 06, 2018

The listeriosis outbreak in South Africa was first noted in October past year, when the NICD discovered an increase in listeria throughout South Africa, with more than 365 documented cases. According to the World Health Organisation , this outbreak was the largest recorded globally to date. As of the last Situation Report, released in July 2018, there were 1,060 laboratory-confirmed cases and 216 deaths. (more...)
Blood-testing startup Theranos reportedly to dissolve
- September 06, 2018

The pair has denied the charges and faces potential decades in prison and massive fines. The company did not immediately respond to Ars' request for comment. The indictment by the U.S. Attorney in San Francisco alleging wire fraud follows claims by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that Theranos, Holmes and Balwani lied about its technology while raising more than $700 million to build the medical-testing startup. (more...)
Brie Larson as 'Captain Marvel' - First Look at the Marvel Superhero! Brie Larson as 'Captain Marvel' - First Look at the Marvel Superhero!
- September 05, 2018

There are a couple of shots that bring back Ronan ( Lee Pace ) from Guardians of the Galaxy . EW, being the cheeky scamps they are, have something "Marvel-ous" in mind. Could this mean that Monica will appear as Maria Rambeau's young daughter in the film - and if so, does this mean an older, contemporary Monica could show up in a present-day MCU film? You don't need to be Shuri to figure this one out: a Captain Marvel reveal is coming. (more...)
Legionnaires' disease hits three NYCHA residents in harlem Legionnaires' disease hits three NYCHA residents in harlem
- September 04, 2018

Legionnaires' disease is a pneumonia-like illness caused by inhaling water vapor containing legionella bacteria . No one answered the phone at the hotel Monday morning. The majority of cases stayed or resided in the Ashworth Avenue area, between Island Path and M Street, but may have had other exposures in the area. Most people who come in contact with the bacteria will not get sick, although severe illness can occur, sometimes resulting in death, as already seen. (more...)

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