Health


Former Politician Admits Affair With Kamala Harris, Boosting Her Career Former Politician Admits Affair With Kamala Harris, Boosting Her Career
- January 29, 2019

The California senator is the daughter of two immigrants who were active in the civil rights movement. If she ultimately wins the White House she would be the first African-American woman and first person of Asian descent to be president. In the weeks before last November's elections, she traveled to the leadoff caucus state to campaign on behalf of Democrats , and also visited other early-voting states. (more...)
Singapore says American leaked 14200 HIV records Singapore says American leaked 14200 HIV records
- January 29, 2019

Two years later in May 2018 , after Brochez had been deported from Singapore , the ministry received information that Brochez still had part of the records. However, on Jan 22, 2019 , MOH was notified that more information from the HIV Registry could still be in the illegal possession of Brochez. "We are working with relevant parties to scan the internet for signs of further disclosure of the information". (more...)
Measles Outbreak in Washington and Oregon Cause a State of Emergency Measles Outbreak in Washington and Oregon Cause a State of Emergency
- January 28, 2019

Measles is spread through the air after a person with measles coughs or sneezes. Clark County has already spent more than $100,000 trying to contain the outbreak, and staff is being pulled from other duties, including restaurant inspections, he said. (more...)
CDC Links Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak to Pet Hedgehogs CDC Links Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak to Pet Hedgehogs
- January 27, 2019

Ten of the 11 infected people confirmed recent contact with hedgehogs, and one person is now hospitalized because of the illness. Eleven people, 10 of them children, have reported infections related to the outbreak, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (more...)
What's in and what's out: Canada's new Food Guide What's in and what's out: Canada's new Food Guide
- January 26, 2019

The new guide also promotes behavioural eating habits like cooking more often, eating meals with people from different cultures and generations and observing food-based tradition. SaskMilk policy manager Joy Smith says many studies point to the important human nutrition in dairy products. Early indications the guide would promote eating more plant-based protein sparked concern among dairy and beef farmers, who are anxious about the long-term impacts the change in messaging could have on ... (more...)
Portland Faces Emergency Measles Outbreak Due To Large Population Of Anti-Vaxxers Portland Faces Emergency Measles Outbreak Due To Large Population Of Anti-Vaxxers
- January 26, 2019

Health officials in Washington state have now confirmed 23 cases of measles in Clark County, with an additional two more suspected. The number of unvaccinated USA children under two years of age has quadrupled from 0.3 percent to 1.3 percent since 2001, the Center For Disease Control And Prevention reported in October . (more...)
KDHE: Flu numbers down compared to last year's outbreak KDHE: Flu numbers down compared to last year's outbreak
- January 26, 2019

This year's influenza season to date has taken a less severe turn than the previous season, indicating to state public health officials more Iowans heeded the warnings to get a flu shot. The report shows most of the flu diagnostic tests with positive results have been Influenza A. Only 2.68 percent of the positive tests were Influenza B. (more...)
Eating Fried Chicken Daily Increases Risk Of Death By Over 10 Percent Eating Fried Chicken Daily Increases Risk Of Death By Over 10 Percent
- January 26, 2019

Also Read: Do You Know What's in the Chicken You Eat? . They used questionnaire data to assess the diets of 106,966 women, aged 50 to 79, who enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) between 1993-1998 and who were followed up to February 2017. (more...)
Government pledges to cut antibiotic prescribing by a 'further 15%' Government pledges to cut antibiotic prescribing by a 'further 15%'
- January 26, 2019

Ineffective antibiotics could mean routine operations such as hip replacements or caesareans will become life-threatening. The UK will cut drug-resistant infections by 10% and reduce human antibiotic use by 15% over the next five years as part of a new strategy to tackle so-called superbugs. (more...)
Daily aspirin does more harm than good for ‘worried well’ Daily aspirin does more harm than good for ‘worried well’
- January 26, 2019

The US Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel which makes recommendations about medical services in America, continues to recommend aspirin to people without heart disease. Among these patients the risk of a heart attack or stroke also dropped 11 per cent - and the risk of bleeding went up 30 per cent. "When considering the totality of evidence, cardiovascular benefits associated with aspirin were modest and equally balanced by major bleeding events", said the report by ... (more...)
Bacteria that cause gum disease may be behind Alzheimer's Bacteria that cause gum disease may be behind Alzheimer's
- January 26, 2019

Researchers made the discovery after analysing brain tissue, spinal fluid, and saliva from dead and living patients with diagnosed and suspected Alzheimer's . In a lab dish, the gingipains-whose job is to chop up proteins-damaged tau, a regularly occurring brain protein that forms tangles in people with Alzheimer's. (more...)
New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins New Canada Food Guide nixes portion sizes, promotes plant-based proteins
- January 26, 2019

The new Guide also recommends Canadians make water their drink of choice - it's the first time a representation of milk has been absent on the diagram. Aziz said the 2019 food guide was developed exclusively on the basis of what diet has the most positive health impacts. "What we are telling Canadians, however, is to look at the variety of foods that are available out there", she said. (more...)
North Somerset NHS leaders appeal for smear test attendance North Somerset NHS leaders appeal for smear test attendance
- January 25, 2019

Please make the time to go and have your smear - the life saved could be yours". For more information visit their website direct www.jostrust.org.uk or NHS Inform. However, the inaccuracy of smear based Pap test leading to low reliability is expected to hamper growth of the global HPV and Pap testing market. Doctors will be able to offer it on a case by case basis if they deem it could help the woman. (more...)
Hannity Tries To Give New Nickname To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Fails Miserably Hannity Tries To Give New Nickname To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Fails Miserably
- January 25, 2019

Michael Dell, the head of Dell Technologies, with an estimated net worth of slightly more than $31 billion, proclaimed that it wasn't necessary. "And I don't think it will help the growth of the USA economy". "They believe in wealth redistribution ..." That's what they're telling reporters right now. Fifty nine percent of people in this country, including 45 percent of Republicans do support raising the marginal tax rate to 70 percent. (more...)
Measles Outbreak Hits 23 Cases Measles Outbreak Hits 23 Cases
- January 25, 2019

In Clark County, there have been 23 confirmed cases of the highly contagious viral infection identified since January 1, with 18 cases among children younger than 11 and just one involving a person over 18. After smallpox was eradicated in 1980, measles became the leading killer of children globally, he said. Social media posts promoting anti-vaccination views, particularly from celebrities and other trusted people, are often cited as a cause of recent decreases in vaccination rates. (more...)
The current human diet is causing 'catastrophic' damage to the planet The current human diet is causing 'catastrophic' damage to the planet
- January 23, 2019

An effort also will be needed to protect land and ocean resources, and cut food waste globally. The EAT-Lancet Commission said current diet trends around the world are unsustainable, and must "change dramatically" to avoid a climate change disaster and improve global health . (more...)
Nurse Arrested For Assault Impregnating Incapacitated Woman Nurse Arrested For Assault Impregnating Incapacitated Woman
- January 23, 2019

Tommy Thompson, a public affairs officer with the Phoenix Police Department. Earlier this month, Phoenix Police were granted warrants to take DNA samples from the male staff at the facility in an attempt to identify the baby's father. According to The Merck Manual , a vegetative state is when a patient's bodily functions are working as normal except for cognitive function. "Every member of the Hacienda organization is troubled beyond words to think that a licensed practical nurse could ... (more...)
Cyber expert says EVMs ‘hacked’ during 2014 LS polls; EC rejects claims Cyber expert says EVMs ‘hacked’ during 2014 LS polls; EC rejects claims
- January 22, 2019

Shuja said the BJP would have won Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh elections if his team hadn't intercepted the BJP attempts to hack the transmissions in these states. On the EVMs, it said, "These EVMs are manufactured in Bharat Electronics Ltd. & Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. under very strict supervisory and security conditions". (more...)
7 die of suspected swine flu in Punjab 7 die of suspected swine flu in Punjab
- January 21, 2019

There were 14 flu outbreaks in schools during the week ending January 12 but no outbreaks were reported from long-term care facilities. He said separate isolation wards for management of Influenza A H1N1 cases have been established at three government medical colleges (GMCs), 22 district hospitals and 41 sub-divisional hospitals of the state. (more...)
CVS, Walmart resolve pharmacy contract impasse CVS, Walmart resolve pharmacy contract impasse
- January 20, 2019

Dodge & Cox purchased a new stake in CVS Health during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $1,190,694,000. Lido Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of CVS Health by 36.2% during the second quarter. Arrow Corporation holds 21,703 shares or 0.36% of its portfolio. On Thursday, November 29 Shares for $2.02M were sold by Denton David M. 166,368 CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) shs with value of $11.49 million were sold by MERLO LARRY J. (more...)

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