Health


Mapfre Group sponsors breast cancer screening for employees Mapfre Group sponsors breast cancer screening for employees
- October 26, 2018

The group wore pink belts, instead of their usual grade colours, for a full week in all eight classes to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness day. "Precious amazed me with her strength and perseverance during her diagnosis, surgeries, treatment and recovery from breast cancer", said Judy Forester, interim director of the Small Business Development Center . (more...)
Borne to be mild: Flu season is officially over Borne to be mild: Flu season is officially over
- October 25, 2018

There will be a clinic at the Bienfait Public Library on October 24 from 11:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. Anyone six months of age and older with a valid Saskatchewan health card is eligible to get a flu shot. The flu vaccine is available at public health clinics, pharmacies, and some doctors and nurse practitioners' offices. For a list of pharmacies that provide the free flu shot, check the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan website or ask a local pharmacy if they offer it. (more...)
Rare illness identified in Columbiana County Rare illness identified in Columbiana County
- October 25, 2018

It's characterized by sudden, asymmetric weakness in the arms or legs. It can lead to serious neurological problems, the CDC said in a statement last week. "This is a mystery so far, and we haven't solved it yet, so we have to be thinking broadly", Messonnier said. The average age of those who have the condition is 4, although more than 90% are under 18 years old. (more...)
Not exercising is worse for your health than smoking and heart disease Not exercising is worse for your health than smoking and heart disease
- October 24, 2018

The results were published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open . Comparing somebody who doesn't exercise much to somebody who exercises regularly, he said , still showed a risk 390% higher. And in the current study, even people with below average levels of fitness were much less likely to die than those with the worst fitness. As benefits were seen across all ages and sexes in this study. (more...)
6 children dead from adenovirus at care facility in New Jersey 6 children dead from adenovirus at care facility in New Jersey
- October 24, 2018

Adenoviruses usually cause mild illnesses but this outbreak affected medically fragile children with severely compromised immune systems . A Department team is at the facility today and an inspection team was also there Sunday. Local news site NewJersey.com reported that a letter had been sent to parents of patients about an outbreak on 18 Oct, but officials did not confirm any details about the virus until Tuesday. (more...)
Breast cancer, most common, increasing among Iranian women Breast cancer, most common, increasing among Iranian women
- October 23, 2018

Being overweight or obese after menopause: Older women who are overweight or obese have a higher risk of getting breast cancer than those at a normal weight. "My contribution might be a drop in the ocean; I am happy to be that drop and bring a smile to someone", school teacher Rama Venkatesh said. "I've seen what our team has put together this year, and I can confidently say that our Project Pink campaign is reaching a whole new level", he said. (more...)
Nevada Republicans Whip Up Fears Of California’s Influence Nevada Republicans Whip Up Fears Of California’s Influence
- October 21, 2018

He won Nevada in his 2008 and 2012 campaigns, and Democrat Hillary Clinton carried the state by 2 percentage points over Trump in 2016. U.S. President Donald Trump said the administration was studying a tax cut for middle-income earners that could be rolled out some time around the beginning of November, just before pivotal congressional elections. (more...)
Time to act on breast cancer Time to act on breast cancer
- October 21, 2018

This is according to leading research charity Breast Cancer Now, who has also warned that widespread inequalities in NHS services are costing more than 1,100 lives every year. "Just because one of your relatives had breast cancer does not mean you are absolutely fated to develop it", says the Johns Hopkins Medicine Breast Center. (more...)
Endocyte, Novartis Ink $2.1B Merger Agreement Endocyte, Novartis Ink $2.1B Merger Agreement
- October 20, 2018

Watch Endocyte and Novartis trade in real time. The transaction was unanimously approved by the board of directors of Endocyte. Novartis also reported its third-quarter earnings Thursday, which showed net group sales grew 6% to CHF12.8 billion in Q3 2018, from CHF12.4 billion a year earlier. (more...)
Flu vaccine delays for over-65s Flu vaccine delays for over-65s
- October 20, 2018

But you can get flu-like symptoms, in some cases. The CDC recommends that everyone age six months and older get the flu shot, preferably by the end of October . The TBDHU's own flu clinics are on hold because of the strike by public health nurses which started Tuesday. Getting an annual flu vaccine is one way to lessen the risk of contracting the flu. (more...)
New York Hunter Contracted Rare and Fatal Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains New York Hunter Contracted Rare and Fatal Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains
- October 20, 2018

The findings of the report were presented on October 4 at IDWeek , an annual meeting of infectious diseases professionals, reported Live Science . They began digging through hospital records after seeing four suspected cases of CJD crop up within the span of six months last winter in the United States - an unusually high number for a rare disease that affects about 350 people in the entire country annually. (more...)
Local organizations work to support those battling breast cancer Local organizations work to support those battling breast cancer
- October 19, 2018

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , and Elizabethtown College is working to raise awareness of the disease. Walk-ins will be accommodated as able. Lauder Breast Center at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses his research and work, while also sharing how Evelyn Lauder and her husband Leonard made a decision to fund breast cancer research . (more...)
Stock Highlights: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) Stock Highlights: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH)
- October 19, 2018

Some investors will use a combination that studies the technicals and the fundamentals. When we divide the last trade volume by the 3-month average volume, we found out a relative volume of 1.53. When looking at technical analysis , one of the leading concepts is that of the trend. The 50-day moving average is more responsive to price changes than the 200-day moving. (more...)
Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken Multi-state salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken
- October 19, 2018

The chicken is not coming from one source that they have been able to identify. People who got sick reported eating different brands of chicken products purchased from many different locations, leading the CDC to say that the outbreak "might be widespread in the chicken industry" in a statement. (more...)
Polio-Like Disease Striking Children: What You Need to Know Polio-Like Disease Striking Children: What You Need to Know
- October 19, 2018

Scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine infected mice with a virus that was circulating during the 2014 AFM outbreak as well as during similar spikes of the disease in 2016 and this year. In some cases, patients recover quickly. "Parents need to know that AFM is very rare , even with the increase in cases that we are seeing now", Messonnier said. (more...)
Parents remain skeptical of flu shot Parents remain skeptical of flu shot
- October 19, 2018

In 2003, Moise's 6-and-a-half-month-old son Ian died from flu complications . Again, it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to kick in, and people often get the vaccination during cold and flu season . Although there might be adverse side effects of flu shots, they are often mild and do not cause concern. The time to get the flu vaccine is now. Plus, a child in Florida has already died from the flu. (more...)
WHO To Meet On Congo's Ebola Outbreak As Toll Soars WHO To Meet On Congo's Ebola Outbreak As Toll Soars
- October 18, 2018

Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called for an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ( DRC ), which has already claimed about 130 lives. The agency reported that it has continued to work with all nine neighbouring countries to increase their preparedness. Neighbouring Uganda has stepped up border controls in response to the outbreak, yet people in the region are wary of authority after years of war, which makes ... (more...)
Multiple cases of rare polio-like illness under investigation in North Carolina
- October 18, 2018

A rare condition causing weakness in the arms or legs - and sometimes paralysis - has been confirmed in 62 children so far this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. It is "a pretty dramatic disease", but fortunately most kids recover, Messonnier said. There are a variety of possible causes of AFM, such as viruses, environmental toxins, and genetic disorders. (more...)
CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More US Kids CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More US Kids
- October 18, 2018

Fall 2018 represents the third surge of AFM cases, which seem to spike in late summer and early fall, as Buzzfeed notes. In an email Tuesday, Maryland Department of Health spokeswoman Brittany Fowler said the CDC will "make a determination about the status of the cases" in Maryland "based on clinical and laboratory information". (more...)
Orthopedic Surgeons to use Apple Watch for Monitoring Patients Orthopedic Surgeons to use Apple Watch for Monitoring Patients
- October 18, 2018

Over 1 million people in the USA have knee and hip replacements each year. The study aims to enroll as many as 10,000 patient participants in the US. Both companies are also cooperating on a clinical study. However, the app will be released publicly some time in the future. Citing the aging of the population, the figures representing the people getting knee and hip replacement surgeries is bound to increase. (more...)

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