Health


CCHD offering flu vaccine starting October 1 CCHD offering flu vaccine starting October 1
- September 30, 2018

Jennifer Stiles with the Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health says they have plenty of vaccine for the season, but says it's tough to tell exactly what this flu season could bring. There were also 900,000 hospitalizations. The makeup of the vaccine has been changed this year to try to better protect against expected strains. "It also depends on the actual strain there is", Priest said. (more...)
State reminds flu season is nearing State reminds flu season is nearing
- September 29, 2018

It was a reminder that flu season, which took a big toll previous year, is near again. Dr. Jasmine Marcelin, an assistant professor in the infectious diseases division at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, said it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to provide full protection. (more...)
Cut down on your kids’ daily screen-time to boost brain function Cut down on your kids’ daily screen-time to boost brain function
- September 29, 2018

Writing in a linked comment, Dr Eduardo Esteban Bustamante , University of IL, said: "Each minute spent on screens necessarily displaces a minute from sleep or cognitively challenging activities". "I think that the overarching goal here is that parents should consider the whole 24-hour day of their children and put realistic rules or limits in place for how long they are on their screens for, having bedtime rules, and making sure to encourage physical activity", Walsh said. (more...)
Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Brett Kavanaugh accusations
- September 28, 2018

The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination at 9:30 a.m. today, and if he makes it out of committee, the full Senate could act as early as next week. "His testimony was powerful, honest and riveting", he tweeted late Thursday. "Dr. Ford comes across as a credible person who has suffered the serious emotional impact of a disturbing incident in her teens", said Alice Stewart, a conservative strategist who has worked on several Republican presidential ... (more...)
Kamala Harris leads walkout on Senate committee vote on Kavanaugh Kamala Harris leads walkout on Senate committee vote on Kavanaugh
- September 28, 2018

As soon as the committee opened, Democrats offered a motion to subpoena Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh who Ford testified was a witness to the alleged assault. and if he's approved, then still there will be people who think that he's a sexual assaulter or rapist and there he is sitting at the Supreme Court ". (more...)
What did we learn from the Kavanaugh and Ford Supreme Court hearings? What did we learn from the Kavanaugh and Ford Supreme Court hearings?
- September 28, 2018

She told the committee that she wished she could provide more detailed answers to questions, but said said she does not remember as much as she would "like to". The committee could vote in several ways, recommending that the full Senate approve the nomination or that the Senate reject it, or making no recommendation at all. (more...)
Trump backs embattled court nominee after fiery hearing Trump backs embattled court nominee after fiery hearing
- September 28, 2018

Blasey Ford said she managed to escape after Judge jumped on the bed, toppling the three on to the floor. Dianne Feinstein of California, asked Ford how she could be sure that Kavanaugh was the attacker, Ford said, "The same way I'm sure I'm talking to you right now". (more...)
Vikings DE Griffen on leave; team concerned about well-being Vikings DE Griffen on leave; team concerned about well-being
- September 28, 2018

Bank Stadium. Police were called to the scene but Griffen, 30, was reportedly not arrested but instead went to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. "We are now focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family", Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said in a statement . (more...)
Weight Watchers putting its name on a diet Weight Watchers putting its name on a diet
- September 27, 2018

The company is now just WW, with an emphasis on an overall healthy lifestyle. The re-brand came after years of shifting the company's focus from weight loss to overall health and wellness . The move to WW includes an entirely new brand identity - from logo and colour palette to font and photography style - which will come to life across all brand touchpoints and member experiences leading with an all-new WW app experience. (more...)
‘Perfect storm’ of risks threatens DRC Ebola response ‘Perfect storm’ of risks threatens DRC Ebola response
- September 27, 2018

Peter Salama , WHO's head of emergency preparedness, said in a statement. WHO's Emergency Response Chief and Australian epidemiologist, Peter Salama , told a news conference in Geneva that Ebola had claimed 100 lives since the deadly virus outbreak almost two months ago in North Kivu. (more...)
Police Report Details Vikings Concern for Everson Griffen Police Report Details Vikings Concern for Everson Griffen
- September 26, 2018

Zimmer was asked Tuesday whether the team could have done anything to make sure Griffen had undergone a mental health evaluation prior to Saturday. "That's our brother. Additionally, Klawiter told police that the organization was anxious that Griffen could hurt himself, as well as his wife and children, according to the report. (more...)
Alzheimer's cases expected to soar in coming decades Alzheimer's cases expected to soar in coming decades
- September 23, 2018

Sawai Man Singh Medical College to have a separate dementia clinic for treatment of Alzheimer's disease at its psychiatric centre in Adarsh Nagar which will be operational from Monday. The burden of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, which was 1.6% of the USA population in 2014, is projected to double to 3.3% by 2060, reported the CDC's Kevin Matthews, PhD, and and colleagues in Alzheimer's & Dementia. (more...)
Bodies recovered of mental health patients almost 24 hours after drowning Bodies recovered of mental health patients almost 24 hours after drowning
- September 23, 2018

Floodwaters in North Carolina were still quite high as of September 19. It was reported that Horry County Deputy Sheriff Tom Fox was on scene and told media the victims were "being taken from a Loris Hospital and Waccamaw Center for Mental Health to McLeod Health". (more...)
County health department is offering clinics for flu vaccine County health department is offering clinics for flu vaccine
- September 22, 2018

But this isn't because the vaccinations don't work for most people. MoHP-Health Centres/Clinics/Public Health assistant undersecretary Dr Hussain Abdulrahman Al Rand issued the reminder on Wednesday at the launch of the annual "Get the Vaccine, Not the Flu" national awareness campaign. (more...)
DOJ Clears $67B Cigna-Express Scripts Deal DOJ Clears $67B Cigna-Express Scripts Deal
- September 20, 2018

Department of Justice said in a statement . The antitrust regulators said that, in particular, they analyzed whether the merger would substantially lessen competition in the sale of PBM services or raise the cost of PBM services to Cigna's health insurance rivals. (more...)
Daily aspirin 'does not improve health', study finds Daily aspirin 'does not improve health', study finds
- September 20, 2018

The test subjects, a lot of them from Australia, were older than 70, except for blacks and Hispanics in the United States, who were recruited at age 65 or older because people in those groups have a higher risk of heart disease and cardiovascular problems than whites. (more...)
Drowning victims in Horry sheriff van caught in flood waters are identified Drowning victims in Horry sheriff van caught in flood waters are identified
- September 20, 2018

Thompson planned to address reporters later Wednesday. "They were unable to do so". They were going down Highway 76 when the floodwaters began to rise near the Little Pee Dee River, which is a branch of the Lumber River . Recovery efforts were underway Wednesday, said Thom Berry, a spokesman for the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. The bodies of the two women were recovered on Wednesday, almost 24 hours after the event began, from the submerged van in the Little Pee Dee River. (more...)
Apple Watch Series 4: Pre-Order Today, Redesign, Price Hike, New Features Apple Watch Series 4: Pre-Order Today, Redesign, Price Hike, New Features
- September 19, 2018

The ECG measures the heart's rhythm and can detect the presence of atrial fibrillation. Despite the negative reviews about the almost unchanged iPhone, the new generation of the Apple Watch Series 4 pleased critics of modern innovations, as in the new version of the gadget is equipped with special sensors able to record the electrocardiogram of man. (more...)
Intake Of Low Dose Of Aspirin Results In Risks Exceeding Benefits Intake Of Low Dose Of Aspirin Results In Risks Exceeding Benefits
- September 19, 2018

Prof McNeil cautioned the findings did not apply to those with existing conditions where aspirin is recommended as a preventive measure against further heart attacks, strokes or angina. The study looked at almost 20,000 people in the US and Australia for almost five years. For those who had previously survived a cardiovascular event, regular aspirin was beneficial, the study found. (more...)
Household cleaners can cause obesity in young children Household cleaners can cause obesity in young children
- September 19, 2018

Given the rising rates of childhood obesity , researchers are always on the look for interventions and lifestyle changes to help reduce the risk of unhealthy weight gain, especially at such a young age. "However, we found no evidence that these gut microbiome changes caused the reduced obesity risk", she said. "Based on our study's finding, we recommend against frequent use of disinfectant cleaners in households with infants and suggest that parents consider alternative cleaning products". (more...)

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