Health


Apple's greatest contribution to mankind will be health, says Tim Cook Apple's greatest contribution to mankind will be health, says Tim Cook
- January 11, 2019

Earlier this week, at the Consumer Electronics Show, Apple's software was a key component of product announcements made by other manufacturers , illustrating the company's willingness to open its garden walls to make its services more widely available. (more...)
Will Meghan Markle return to her famous role on 'Suits'? Will Meghan Markle return to her famous role on 'Suits'?
- January 11, 2019

They added of the rumours: 'There are no plans for her to return to the show'. The Mirror reported that NBCU would love to have Markle back as her character, lawyer Rachel Zane , and offered to donate millions of dollars to a charity of her choosing for her to return. (more...)
De Blasio unveils bill to guarantee paid vacations for nearly all workers De Blasio unveils bill to guarantee paid vacations for nearly all workers
- January 10, 2019

On Twitter , the Mayor wrote there would be an expansion to the public option and a new program called NYC Care . NYC Care, which will be launched in the Bronx borough in the summer of 2019, will expand across the entire city by 2021 and cost at least $100 million annually, according to a statement from the mayor's office. (more...)
Four flu-related deaths in Medina County this season Four flu-related deaths in Medina County this season
- January 10, 2019

Those in at-risk groups include people aged 65 and old, pregnant women and people with chronic diseases. Seventy-one of those kids had to be admitted to the ICU. While there were 64 new lab-confirmed cases of the flu reported in the last week of December, it was a drastic drop from the week before which saw 294 new cases. (more...)
Former Mae Young Classic Competitor Reportedly Set To Sign WWE Contract Former Mae Young Classic Competitor Reportedly Set To Sign WWE Contract
- January 10, 2019

One of the big reveals from the rally was the fact that Chris Jericho had signed full time with All Elite Wrestling . Jericho fanned the flames of a potential wrestling company war on Tuesday in Jacksonville when he said that AEW was about to "change the universe", a direct reference to the WWE calling their fanbase the "WWE Universe". (more...)
Flu cases starting to surge, with kids and teens especially vulnerable: doctors
- January 10, 2019

Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health for New Brunswick. There have been at least two deaths, according to Ottawa Public Health , both involving adults over the age of 65 - one in November and one in December. Rates, however, were higher among young children and the elderly (14.5 and 11.9 hospitalizations per 100,000 people, respectively), as these populations are more susceptible to complications of the flu. (more...)
Health department sees increase in seasonal flu activity
- January 09, 2019

According to national figures, almost half of all flu-related hospitalizations across Canada early in the season were among children and youth. The department did not release additional information about the child, citing privacy concerns. (more...)
De Blasio says every resident in NYC will be guaranteed health care De Blasio says every resident in NYC will be guaranteed health care
- January 09, 2019

The liberal mayor said the plan will serve the 600,000 New Yorkers who don't have insurance by strengthening NYC's public health insurance option, MetroPlus. How about the Mayor of New York City take care of the people that was born here, like the ones that are sleeping on our streets. "It is the worst way to get health care". (more...)
Families furious after woman in vegetative state gives birth at nursing facility Families furious after woman in vegetative state gives birth at nursing facility
- January 08, 2019

Staff at Hacienda HealthCare were not even aware of the fact that the woman was pregnant "until she was pretty much-giving birth ", a source told KPHO . Heightened patient safety measures were put in place. Hacienda was given a year to fix the "defects" in staff training and staff treatment of patients or be removed from the Medicare roster. (more...)
NHS aims to save 500000 more lives in next decade NHS aims to save 500000 more lives in next decade
- January 08, 2019

It's also about early diagnosis and better detection, treatment and recovery so we can ensure better outcomes. This will see the Diabetes Prevention Programme expanded, smart inhalers piloted to aid prevention of admissions with respiratory conditions, and patients with cardiac conditions put through a healthy living and exercise plan each year. (more...)
Social media linked to higher risk of depression in teen girls Social media linked to higher risk of depression in teen girls
- January 07, 2019

The data, which came from the UK Millennium Cohort Study, included information from questionnaires on the teens' depressive symptoms and social media use. Among teenagers who had perpetrated online bullying, 32.8 per cent of girls and 7.9 per cent of boys were depressed. For example, while 7.5 per cent of 14-year-old girls and 4.3 per cent of 14-year-old boys have been the victim of online harassment, 35.6 per cent of girls who are depressed have experienced that - double the 17.4 per cent ... (more...)
Mediterranean diet named No. 1 eating plan for 2019
- January 07, 2019

U.S. News & World Report , in collaboration with a panel of health experts , evaluated and ranked 41 diets . The trendy ketogenic diet (also known as the keto diet ), which is very high in fats but low in carbohydrates, moved up to the second-best plan for weight loss . (more...)
Voluntary recall issued for blood-pressure drugs over substance linked to cancer Voluntary recall issued for blood-pressure drugs over substance linked to cancer
- January 06, 2019

Only the lots listed below have been recalled . The recall comes about two months after Teva Pharmaceuticals recalled two of its blood pressure drugs for the same concerns. Adverse reactions to the medication can be directed to the same number. Any general questions regarding the return of this product should be directed to Qualanex at 1-888-280-2040 (live calls received 8 am - 9:00 pm Eastern Time). (more...)
Bristol-Myers Squibb buying Celgene in $74 billion deal Bristol-Myers Squibb buying Celgene in $74 billion deal
- January 06, 2019

On Thursday, Bristol's stock was off another 14 percent at $44.77. In the deal, Bristol-Myers Squibb gains Celgene's blockbuster Revlimid treatment for multiple myeloma. Revlimid is expected to bring in almost $10 billion in revenue for 2018 and is the backbone of new combination multiple myeloma treatments. The investment community uses this figure to determine a company's size, as opposed to using sales or total asset figures. (more...)
This is the absolute best diet for 2019 This is the absolute best diet for 2019
- January 05, 2019

Unlike highly restrictive diets like the keto diet or the Atkins diet , the Mediterranean diet is balanced and allows people to eat a wide variety of foods in moderation. The "new meat" food group includes tofu, beans, lentils, peas, nuts, seeds and eggs, according to U.S. News and World Report. While each diet has its own characteristics, they all share similarities in that there is little to no processed food, and a major emphasis is placed on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, ... (more...)
This Is The Best Way To Eat In 2019, According To Science
- January 05, 2019

It's based on lifestyles from countries along the mediterranean sea. U.S. News ranked it high on the list for being nutritionally complete, easy to follow, and providing long-term weight loss as well as heart health benefits. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension ) diet was created to help manage blood pressure, but experts say it has many overall health benefits, helping it nab the number 2 spot on the best overall diets list. (more...)
Flu Season in Full Swing in Pennsylvania Flu Season in Full Swing in Pennsylvania
- January 05, 2019

Arkansas and Oklahoma have lost 21 people to the flu since September. Flu season typically runs from October through May. The HSE's Assistant National Director for Public Health, Dr Kevin Kelleher, said that already a number of people - including those in the 20s, 30s and 40s - have been admitted to hospital intensive care units. (more...)
Swedish hospital investigating a suspected Ebola case, authorities say Swedish hospital investigating a suspected Ebola case, authorities say
- January 04, 2019

In a statement , Swedish officials said: "The emergency room at the hospital is therefore now closed". The infectious disease is not believed to be active in this area. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa ended two years ago after claiming the lives of as many as 11,300 people across Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. (more...)
Democrats retake House of Representatives in US Congress
- January 03, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old representative-elect from New York City, said on Twitter Wednesday that the system referred to as paygo "isn't only bad economics", but is "also a dark political maneuver created to hamstring progress on healthcare+other leg". (more...)
Pelosi says Democrats will give 'nothing for the wall' Pelosi says Democrats will give 'nothing for the wall'
- January 03, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed one possible bipartisan compromise after the meeting, saying the Senate will not take up House Democrats' package of spending bills to reopen the government through February 8 because Trump will not sign it. (more...)

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