Health


Schools in Springfield begin vaccinating students — FLU SEASON Schools in Springfield begin vaccinating students — FLU SEASON
- September 27, 2019

So far, it doesn't look like the flu season is getting an early start, Jernigan said. If you're currently experiencing the chills, fever, or cough that come with the flu, you'd probably love the chance to venture into the future right about now. (more...)
GM strike agreement seems close, but don't count on it just yet
- September 27, 2019

Many striking workers say they do not begrudge GM CEO Mary Barra's hefty compensation, but the base salary for the company's top executive has remained flat since 2010 when adjusted for inflation, while some GM employees' base wages have fallen 10 percent, according to the Detroit News . (more...)
Two states report vaping deaths, cases climb to 530 across US Two states report vaping deaths, cases climb to 530 across US
- September 27, 2019

Per that company, the Georgia affected person had a history of heavy nicotine vaping. The CDC count includes both confirmed and suspected cases of lung injury caused by e-cigarette products. DE public health officials encourage people to not use vaping products as the investigation continues. "Without knowing the specific cause of the vaping-associated illness, discontinuing use of e-cigarettes and vaping devices is the best prevention against becoming ill", according to a press release ... (more...)
First vaping-related death in Mississippi First vaping-related death in Mississippi
- September 26, 2019

Health officials in Florida and Georgia this week announced the first vaping-linked deaths in their respective states. "We grieve with the family over this loss, and our hopes are that this helps emphasize how serious the dangers of vaping can be". (more...)
Plastic Teabags Are Filling Your Tea With Microplastics Plastic Teabags Are Filling Your Tea With Microplastics
- September 26, 2019

Nathalie Tufenkji, a professor of chemical engineering at McGill University and co-author of the study, told Global News. "We were shocked when we saw billions of particles in a single cup of tea", she said. The water fleas didn't die, but swam "crazily", Tufenkji said. "There's actually nearly no studies on the toxicity of ingesting microplastics or nanoplastics so that's something to be determined, but we do know (some tea bags are) releasing a lot of plastic into the actual tea". (more...)
Woman Suffers From Broken Heart Syndrome After Mistaking Wasabi For Avocado Woman Suffers From Broken Heart Syndrome After Mistaking Wasabi For Avocado
- September 26, 2019

In addition to being referred to as broken heart syndrome , the condition is also sometimes called " stress-induced cardiomyopathy ", with many falling ill after an accident, unexpected loss, or even from acute fears like a surprise party or public speaking. (more...)
Ashton Kutcher Seemingly Reacts To Demi Moore’s Dramatic Memoir & Cheating Accusations Ashton Kutcher Seemingly Reacts To Demi Moore’s Dramatic Memoir & Cheating Accusations
- September 25, 2019

Known for her roles as a member of the Brat Pack in 1985's " St. Elmo's Fire ", beside the specter of Patrick Swayze in " Ghost ", and as the buzzcutted and buff G.I. Moore built a bridge to reconnect with her unstable, alcoholic mother who had been diagnosed as bipolar and became ill with cancer. "I had to stop and recognize that I had pushed my mother away", she said. (more...)
Flu Season at Southwestern Flu Season at Southwestern
- September 25, 2019

Flu season is upon us and that means folks will be headed to get their flu shot. The Sebastian County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) will be at the storm shelter at Ben Geren Park in Fort Smith on Friday, September 27, from 7 a.m.to 6 p.m.to administer flu shots. (more...)
Recall on blood pressure medication containing Losartan Recall on blood pressure medication containing Losartan
- September 25, 2019

The agency said the medications were found to contain traces of N-methylnitrosobutyric acid, or NMBA, which has been linked to cancer. The FDA is recalling certain lots of Losartan because of trace amounts of an impurity detected in the medicine that can cause cancer, the same reason for recalls of the same blood pressure medication past year, according to a news release. (more...)
Flu season is upon Baltimore, so get vaccinated, expert says Flu season is upon Baltimore, so get vaccinated, expert says
- September 25, 2019

This year, Geisinger is making it even easier to get your flu shot by offering Super Saturday Flu Vaccine Days. The flu shot is the best way to prevent getting the flu and most people do not have any side effects, said Health Canada . How many strains of flu does the vaccine protect against? "I$3 t's too early to say what these two reported deaths may indicate about this flu season" but said "getting vaccinated is still the best protection." To schedule your flu vaccine, contact your ... (more...)
Second death from Eastern equine encephalitis reported in CT Second death from Eastern equine encephalitis reported in CT
- September 25, 2019

Typically, five to 10 human cases are reported every year, with about 30% of all cases resulting in death, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . He added, "It is absolutely essential that people take steps to avoid being bitten by a mosquito". The virus has been unusually active this year in the United States, driven by suburban sprawl and unusually high temperatures, particularly in Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Connecticut , Florida and Rhode Island. (more...)
Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola Tanzania not sharing information on Ebola
- September 25, 2019

The confusion over cases of Ebola in Tanzania still isn't resolved, and the World Health Organization says it's not getting the information it needs from the East African nation almost two weeks after it first heard of a suspected case in Dar es Salaam. (more...)
Vaping merchants fear Mass. ban will ruin businesses Vaping merchants fear Mass. ban will ruin businesses
- September 25, 2019

The state Department of Public Health mandated MA doctors to report any "unexplained vaping-associated pulmonary disease" earlier this month. California health officials issued a warning Tuesday that people stop vaping immediately, joining a growing chorus of health experts advising caution around e-cigarette use following recent reports of severe lung illnesses linked to the practice . (more...)
Mosquitoes in South Windsor test positive for EEE Mosquitoes in South Windsor test positive for EEE
- September 25, 2019

The incubation period for EEEV disease ranges from four to 10 days from the date a person is bitten by an infected mosquito, according to the CDC . According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , EEE kills approximately one third of the people who contract it. (more...)
Second Ebola vaccine to be in Congo by Oct Second Ebola vaccine to be in Congo by Oct
- September 24, 2019

A year-long outbreak has claimed more than 2,000 lives in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congo Ebola outbreak has killed more than 2,100 people since the middle of previous year, second only to the 2013-16 Ebola outbreak in West Africa that killed more than 11,300. (more...)
Florida 6-Year-Old Arrested By Police After Throwing Tantrum Florida 6-Year-Old Arrested By Police After Throwing Tantrum
- September 23, 2019

Under the police force's policy, a watch commander must grant approval for officers to arrest any children under 12. "'What do you mean she was arrested?'" Kirkland recalled. 'She's charged with battery, ' the grandmother says. Kirkland questioned how a child could be arrested for kicking somebody. "And he says, 'What medical condition?'" Kirkland said of her conversation with the officer. (more...)
More human, animal cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis reported in MI More human, animal cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis reported in MI
- September 21, 2019

People are advised to protect themselves from mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and trousers and using insect repellent with DEET. All EPA-registered insect repellents are evaluated for safety and effectiveness, and will contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol as the active ingredient. (more...)
ME reports first lung illness case related to e-cigarette use ME reports first lung illness case related to e-cigarette use
- September 21, 2019

State health officials in IL, where 69 cases and one death have been reported, are asking residents to fill out an anonymous online survey to describe their vaping habits to aid officials in their investigation, USA Today reported. Vitamin E acetate is suspected as a possible trigger for the disease - but it's only been found in THC vapes, which some, but not all of the severely ill patients used. (more...)
Walmart Will Stop Selling E-Cigarettes Walmart Will Stop Selling E-Cigarettes
- September 21, 2019

So far, however, there have been 530 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses, which eight people have died from. "We will complete our exit after selling through current inventory". Alongside Walmart dropping the product, lawmakers in the US have begun banning flavored liquids for e-cigarettes. The CDC has stopped short of telling Americans not to use e-cigarettes, but has advised anyone "concerned about the health risks" not to do so and urged Americans use bootleg e-cigarette pods, ... (more...)
Saturday is World Alzheimer's Day Saturday is World Alzheimer's Day
- September 21, 2019

Lead study author Rong Zhang comments that this is the first randomized and controlled trial which assessed the effects of exercise on brain structure, function and amyloid burden in aging adults who have existing memory problems and are, thus, at an elevated risk for Alzheimer's disease. (more...)

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