Health


Smartphone app able to detect ear infections in kids Smartphone app able to detect ear infections in kids
- May 18, 2019

The smartphone approach detects if the eardrum vibrates normally in response to sound, or is stiff from fluid behind it. University of Washington researchers developed an experimental app that beams in sound and analyzes how it bounces off the eardrum. (more...)
World Health Organization makes first official recommendations to reduce risk of dementia World Health Organization makes first official recommendations to reduce risk of dementia
- May 17, 2019

Dementia Research Institute. "In the next 30 years, the number of people with dementia is expected to triple ", said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. More investment in dementia prevention is being urged after the global cost of caring for people with the condition reached £632bn a year. However, there was not always strong evidence that dementia risk would be reduced with these steps. (more...)
NY continues to lead the nation in measles outbreaks NY continues to lead the nation in measles outbreaks
- May 16, 2019

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that can spread by coughing or sneezing, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In Washington , meanwhile, an outbreak that was centered in Clark County and sickened more than 70 people - a lot of them young children who were unvaccinated - was declared over late last month . (more...)
This is how many cups of coffee you should be drinking This is how many cups of coffee you should be drinking
- May 15, 2019

Examining the relationship of long haul coffee utilization and cardiovascular disease , UniSA specialists Dr Ang Zhou and Professor Elina Hyppönen of the Australian Center for Precision Health state their research confirms the point at which excess caffeine can cause high blood pressure , a precursor to heart disease. (more...)
Effect of body image on mental health to be examined Effect of body image on mental health to be examined
- May 15, 2019

Responding to the figures, Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind, said: "With mental health problems so common among employees, it's important that every workplace - no matter the size - makes staff wellbeing a priority". It doesn't take much digging on the popular app to find influencer promotions for detox teas, diet pills, appetite suppressing lollies, and similar products. (more...)
Spears, parents talk in court; evaluation sought Spears, parents talk in court; evaluation sought
- May 14, 2019

According to People , Britney Spears appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom with her mother, Lynne Spears , in a closed hearing, where the judge reportedly ordered an expert evaluation of the singer. Jamie Lynn immediately responded to the troll, writing she has never "been paid a dime" by her sister. Singer Britney Spears mother, Lynn Spears, attends the Lifetime Television "Breast Cancer Heroes Luncheon" at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Sept.r 27, 2004. (more...)
Multiple Canine Brucellosis Disease Cases Confirmed in Central Iowa Multiple Canine Brucellosis Disease Cases Confirmed in Central Iowa
- May 14, 2019

According to a fact sheet released by the Iowa State University, the disease is spread through direct contact or exposure to infected animal fluids or by ingesting the bacteria. Infections cause flu-like symptoms - including fever and back pain - as well as joint pain . AHeinz57 Pet Rescue bought 32 of the more than 200 dogs sold at the auction with $10,000 from an anonymous donor. (more...)
Drugmaker will Contribute meds for USA push to end HIV epidemic Drugmaker will Contribute meds for USA push to end HIV epidemic
- May 13, 2019

Gilead will donate its Truvada prevention pill until a second-generation version becomes available. The agreement between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Gilead will last until at least December 31, 2025 and possibly through December 31, 2030, and will provide medication to treat individuals who are at risk for HIV and who are uninsured. (more...)
Instagram Will Start Blocking ‘Verifiably False’ Information About Vaccinations Instagram Will Start Blocking ‘Verifiably False’ Information About Vaccinations
- May 13, 2019

The company will now begin to block hashtags that show consistently false information about vaccines, such as #vaccinescauseautism , #vaccinescauseaids and #vaccinesarepoison. Instagram did not disclose the specific percentage of misinformation that hashtags must present in order to be blocked because the social network does not want to encourage users to "try to game the system", according to the report. (more...)
Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk USA locations Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk USA locations
- May 13, 2019

Things could still get much worse, though. Thanks to some of the dumbest people on earth, measles - a disease America declared eradicated in the year 2000 - is back! Cases of measles are now appearing in pockets across the country, particularly in the northwest. (more...)
Gov. signs proclamation for Children's Mental Health Awareness Gov. signs proclamation for Children's Mental Health Awareness
- May 12, 2019

The two most commonly diagnosed disorders are depression and generalized anxiety. She is now thriving as a sophomore at The Ohio State University and is committed to using the degree she is pursing in social work to support others living with mental health diagnoses. (more...)
Woman dies of rabies after bite from puppy she rescued Woman dies of rabies after bite from puppy she rescued
- May 12, 2019

But soon after returning home, she became sick and was hospitalized several times - as doctors scrambled to figure out what was wrong. "Our fear is that this will happen to others who have a warm heart like hers", her family said. It can also be spread by an animal's saliva being in contact with a graze or cut on a human's skin. The disease is treatable however when left untreated it can cause a life-threatening infection of the brain and nervous system in humans. (more...)
Couple Dies of the Plague After Eating Raw Marmot Meat Couple Dies of the Plague After Eating Raw Marmot Meat
- May 10, 2019

The husband and wife ate raw marmot meat and organs, which they believed to be good for health, according to The Washington Post . The quarantine was lifted on May 7, 2019. The Black Death wiped out millions of people in the Middle Ages but cases are now very rare. Aipiin Gilimkhaan, the local governor, had also confirmed to AFP that since Monday when the quarantine was lifted no other people were suspected of suffering from the bubonic plague in that area. (more...)
Mental Health Week aims to raise awareness Mental Health Week aims to raise awareness
- May 09, 2019

In all, 27 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds said their mental health was fair or poor, compared to 20 percent of 35- to 64-year-olds; and 4 percent of respondents over 65. The association has a presence in more than 330 communities, including locations in every province and one territory. This year's campaign focuses on six features of good mental health: I don't worry too much about what people think of me; I feel like I'm reaching my potential; I feel like I belong; I make the world a better ... (more...)
'Magic mushrooms' could be decriminalized in Denver 'Magic mushrooms' could be decriminalized in Denver
- May 09, 2019

If ballot initiative 301 is passed, enforcement of penalties against people over 21 who use or possess psilocybin mushrooms - known colloquially as magic mushrooms - would be deprioritized in the Colorado state capital. But a growing body of medical research shows that psilocybin can treat conditions like anxiety and depression, in cases where drugs now on the market cannot. (more...)
Children's social media use has ‘trivial’ effect on happiness Children's social media use has ‘trivial’ effect on happiness
- May 09, 2019

In other words, the studies compared data between different children, and did not unpick whether social media use was actually driving negative feelings or vice versa. "It is entirely possible that there are other, specific, aspects of social media that are really not good for kids ... or that there are some young people who are more or less vulnerable because of some background factor", he said. (more...)
WHO Urges European Countries To Vaccinate Against Measles WHO Urges European Countries To Vaccinate Against Measles
- May 09, 2019

The measles virus hangs out in the air we breathe, waiting for a hapless victim upon which to pounce. Measles is making a comeback, as the number of diagnoses surpasses the century's previous record. You should never need another measles shot, the CDC said . 'Every opportunity should be used to vaccinate susceptible children, adolescents and adults'. (more...)
Unvaccinated KY teen who sued health department gets chickenpox Unvaccinated KY teen who sued health department gets chickenpox
- May 09, 2019

Kunkel contracted chickenpox last week and has recovered, his attorney Christopher Wiest told CNN by phone Wednesday. "He's a little itchy". An outbreak of 32 cases of the chickenpox at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, an elementary school, and Assumption Academy, a high school, had prompted the health department to ban all students without proof of immunity from the school for 21 days. (more...)
Around ten Swiss in Mongolia in plague-quarantine - view Around ten Swiss in Mongolia in plague-quarantine - view
- May 09, 2019

A Mongolian couple died of the bubonic plague after contracting it when they ate raw marmot meat last week , prompting a six-day-long quarantine that trapped numerous Western tourists in the country. Reports say quarantine was declared on May 1st following the deaths, but this was lifted on Monday. However there is no inter-human transmission of bubonic plague, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). (more...)
NY Senate passes bills on Trump's tax returns and pardon power NY Senate passes bills on Trump's tax returns and pardon power
- May 09, 2019

Treasury denies demands for the president's federal returns. The bill has been voted out of committee, but has not gotten a vote in either chamber. White House officials didn't respond to a request for comment. Federal law gives the three congressional committees the authority to request and inspect the tax information of any US taxpayer from the Treasury Department, including the president's, but the Trump administration has failed to comply with requests made by House Ways and Means ... (more...)

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