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Don't take aspirin daily to prevent heart attacks, doctors now say Don't take aspirin daily to prevent heart attacks, doctors now say
- March 20, 2019

If a person is already in the habit of taking aspirin daily as a preventive measure, it's best to consult a doctor for the best way to quit it, as suddenly stopping can also come with its own set of risks. Aspirin continues to be the cornerstone treatment for the prevention of secondary cardiovascular events (secondary prevention). In this guideline, ACC/AHA experts offer science-based guidance that aspirin should only rarely be used to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people without ... (more...)
Consumption of Sugary Drinks Linked To Increased Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases Consumption of Sugary Drinks Linked To Increased Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases
- March 19, 2019

Researchers looked at data from 80,647 women participating in one study and from 37,716 men in another study. The risk of death was lowered if people replaced their sugary drinks with beverages sweetened with artificial sweeteners such as aspartame, saccharin and sucralose, but the decrease was slight. (more...)
Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended to Prevent Heart Attacks Daily Aspirin No Longer Recommended to Prevent Heart Attacks
- March 19, 2019

Blumenthal said. Health recommendations are ultimately based on the most current knowledge available, which means that new, long-term study results might overturn recommendations we once accepted as fact - like how eating lots of eggs was bad, then fine, then bad again . (more...)
President declared the end of HIV/Aids in Sight in Nigeria President declared the end of HIV/Aids in Sight in Nigeria
- March 17, 2019

The new data differentiates HIV prevalence by state, indicating an epidemic that is having a greater impact in certain areas of the country. About 3.2 million persons are now living with the virus in the country. "I commend the Government of Nigeria and its partners for conducting this ambitious survey, which provides us with a much better understanding of the country's HIV epidemic", said Mr Sidibé. (more...)
Five Tips To Reducing Risk Of Kidney Disease Five Tips To Reducing Risk Of Kidney Disease
- March 17, 2019

There were ongoing lectures and tutorials related to kidney diseases delivered throughout the day. According to Braimoh: "The major challenge we faced in the management of kidney disease in Nigeria is inadequate finance". Burton, president and CEO of the American Kidney Fund. Residents took advantage of free health screenings at the Cayman Islands Hospital Thursday, designated as World Kidney Day . (more...)
Eating eggs increases the risk of heart disease Eating eggs increases the risk of heart disease
- March 16, 2019

Eating 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day - the average intake of adults in the USA - is associated with a 17 percent higher risk of cardiovascular disease and an 18 percent higher risk of death from any cause, according to the study . (more...)
Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments trigger an outcry Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments trigger an outcry
- March 14, 2019

Vought told the committee that the president's budget plan would save $517 billion in spending over 10 years in Medicare, a program that many Democrats want to expand. cut". President Trump's federal budget proposal has made it crystal clear that he does not prioritize education or the future of our children. It would have capped federal spending on the entire program and left millions of people uninsured. (more...)
Justin Bieber Says He's Justin Bieber Says He's "Been Struggling a Lot" in New Instagram Post
- March 14, 2019

Just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me. Bieber's post doesn't come as a huge shock to fans. Justin Bieber opened up last night on Instagram about how he has been doing, giving his first real comments since reports broke in February that he was seeking treatment for depression . (more...)
Italy changes laws over unvaccinated children attending school Italy changes laws over unvaccinated children attending school
- March 14, 2019

The two parties that make up Italy's government - The League and the Five Star Movement - had criticised the policy of compulsory vaccinations, both before and after they came to power last summer. It also fines parents of children between 6 and 16 years old about $560 if they can not prove their children have been vaccinated. "No vaccine, no school", health minister Giulia Grillo said, per the BBC . (more...)
An eye exam could one day provide early diagnosis of Alzheimer's An eye exam could one day provide early diagnosis of Alzheimer's
- March 14, 2019

Not only were the researchers able to detect differences between the Alzheimer's patients and the other two groups, but they were also able to see differences among the Alzheimer's patients that appeared to be linked with the severity of the disease. (more...)
WHO Philippines: Measles Outbreak, Situation Report 5, 12 March 2019 - Philippines WHO Philippines: Measles Outbreak, Situation Report 5, 12 March 2019 - Philippines
- March 14, 2019

Authorities on Monday confirmed there had been 25 cases of the disease in the Canterbury region, which includes the country's third-largest city, Christchurch. "We had ten states that originally had measles cases this year". "We give a child its last dose of measles, mumps, rubella when they were 4 or 5 or 6 years old - before they enter kindergarten - and then they don't get it again, if ever, for the rest of their lives", he said. (more...)
Californian man told of impending death via video-link Californian man told of impending death via video-link
- March 12, 2019

Steve Pantilat, chief of the palliative medicine division at University of California , San Francisco , said he doesn't know the details in the case but that the robot technology has done wonders for patients and their families, some of whom are too far away for in-person visits. (more...)
Esketamine Nasal Spray Receives FDA Approval for Treatment-Resistant Depression Esketamine Nasal Spray Receives FDA Approval for Treatment-Resistant Depression
- March 12, 2019

Some 16 million people in the USA have major depression , and one-third of them have not responded well to available treatments and may therefore be considered to have treatment-resistant depression. It just became the first new kind of depression medication in 35 years. They pointed to reported trial protocol violations, discrepancies between locked data sets and an unusual response curve shift, whereby a almost significant treatment effect emerged 28 days following initiation of ... (more...)
After Painful Ordeal and $800K Medical Bill, Unvaccinated Boy Survives Tetanus After Painful Ordeal and $800K Medical Bill, Unvaccinated Boy Survives Tetanus
- March 12, 2019

The boy experienced such strong spasms that his neck and back arched, his blood pressure and heart rate skyrocketed - and so did his fever. "We minimized stimulation because the child was exquisitely sensitive to light, touch, sound", Dr. (more...)
Facebook To Act On Wrong Vaccine Info Facebook To Act On Wrong Vaccine Info
- March 11, 2019

Similarly, it has been learnt that Facebook has also started working with global health experts to take actions against anti vaccine lobby, it said. Leading global health organizations such as the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have publicly identified verifiable vaccine hoaxes. (more...)
Single case of measles confirmed in the B.C. Interior Single case of measles confirmed in the B.C. Interior
- March 11, 2019

The Public Health Agency of Canada has issued a statement aimed at reminding Canadians that measles is a serious and highly contagious disease and that getting vaccinated is the best protection. Symptoms may last five to six days. New Zealand's Ministry of Health said in a statement that since 2012, all cases of measles in the country came from overseas. (more...)
Captain Marvel rockets to a record-breaking $225M debut
- March 10, 2019

Jackson , Ben Mendelsohn , Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch , Gemma Chan, Algenis Perez Soto, Rune Temte, McKenna Grace, Clark Gregg and Jude Law . The anti-" Captain Marvel " campaign included the flooding of Rotten Tomatoes audience scores, which artificially drove down the film's score to 55 per cent fresh from more than 44,000 votes as of Sunday. (more...)
Second HIV-positive Adult Cleared Of Virus Second HIV-positive Adult Cleared Of Virus
- March 10, 2019

The unexpected success has launched a new round of discussion about a potential cure for HIV. It has been 12 years since the first HIV-cured patient was reported. "Besides, there are different subtypes of HIV, which require different coreceptors to produce an infection", he said . There is now no cure for HIV. (more...)
Finnish government resigns after healthcare reform fails Finnish government resigns after healthcare reform fails
- March 10, 2019

The government of Finland through Prime Minister Juha Sipila has tendered its resignation request following its failure to oversee a health care reform. "Our government operates on a "do or die" principle". He said there was no other way out of the situation hence chose to take responsibility. Finland's President Sauli Niinisto accepted Sipila's resignation. (more...)
Facebook Decides Anti-Vax Conspiracies Aren't Part of the Business Model Anymore Facebook Decides Anti-Vax Conspiracies Aren't Part of the Business Model Anymore
- March 09, 2019

More specifically, if those ad account owners will continue to spread misinformation, Facebook warns it will disable the account. Bickert says the site also won't show or recommend content that contains misinformation about vaccinations on Instagram Explore or hashtag pages. (more...)

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