Health


Aerial treatment to combat EEE postponed due to inclement weather Aerial treatment to combat EEE postponed due to inclement weather
- October 01, 2019

There have been 23 confirmed animal cases of EEE in MI. So far, most of the human cases have been reported in West Michigan: three in Kalamazoo County, and one each in Berrien, Barry, Cass, Calhoun, and Van Buren counties. So far, nine human cases have been confirmed in MI, with three of them becoming fatal. The chemical is toxic to mosquitoes, ant, flies and other pests. (more...)
Less than 30% plan to get flu vaccine Less than 30% plan to get flu vaccine
- October 01, 2019

It is that time of year - flu season is upon us. "Even if there's a percentage of the population that doesn't take it every year, over a 10-year period more and more people would get it and have longer-lasting immunity", he said. While there is extensive research supporting vaccination and the impact on public health in fighting infectious disease , you may have questions about effectiveness and safety of the vaccine . (more...)
CDC warns MI hunter may have contracted tuberculosis from deer CDC warns MI hunter may have contracted tuberculosis from deer
- October 01, 2019

The patient might have inhaled the infectious bacteria causing bovine tuberculosis while he removed the dead deer's internal organs. "After testing, the man was found to have been exposed to M. The symptoms look pretty similar to typical tuberculosis: Severe cough , fever , weight loss , chest pain . Dairy workers are also at risk of contracting it through infected cattle - though the disease has almost been eliminated from commercial cattle in the U.S. (more...)
Pink hair extensions for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Pink hair extensions for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- October 01, 2019

Lauren Locke, the physiotherapist on the Breast Cancer Recovery team was instrumental in designing the app's exercise programs. A percentage from each product sold will go to support Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now's world-class research and life-changing support, including an exclusive pink Diet Coke can, pink Weetabix and a range of George clothing. (more...)
Health officials: Vaping-related illnesses rise in Iowa Health officials: Vaping-related illnesses rise in Iowa
- September 30, 2019

The U.S. reaction is "complete madness", said Dr. John Britton, director of the U.K. Center for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies at the University of Nottingham. In Britain, a overview by General public Health England, an company identical to the CDC, concluded that vaping is about 95% less risky than cigarette smoking. (more...)
Warner Expresses Concern About Whistleblower Safety After Trump Tweets
- September 30, 2019

During a hearing of the House Intelligence Committee last week, the Democratic California lawmaker summarized Trump's side of the conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky , offering a version that he claimed was the "essence" of what Trump had said. (more...)
Five tips for a healthy heart Five tips for a healthy heart
- September 30, 2019

In a statement, he said Pakistan's population has one of the highest risks of coronary heart diseases in the world. HPA Director-General Wang Ying-wei (王英偉) urged people with chronic diseases and elderly people to be alert to changes in the weather and practice healthy habits to protect the heart and prevent acute cardiovascular disease. (more...)
Trump lashes out at impeachment 'scam' Trump lashes out at impeachment 'scam'
- September 30, 2019

Trump's Republican allies have closed ranks as he battles the deepest crisis of his presidency, flatly denying he abused his power and seeking to discredit the anonymous whistleblower who exposed the scandal. Trump accused lawmaker of lying to Congress about what Trump said to in phone call to Zelensky. Little is still known about the whistleblower, but The New York Times reported the person is a CIA officer who is now working at the agency's headquarters in Langley. (more...)
Keep calm and vape on: Britain embraces e-cigarettes, US cautious Keep calm and vape on: Britain embraces e-cigarettes, US cautious
- September 30, 2019

The US Food and Drug Administration is weighing regulations to ban all flavored e-cigarettes, which some consider particularly attractive to young users. Crosthwaite. Crosthwaite served as Altria's chief growth officer. Altria is currently one of the worlds largest tobacco makers, with brands like Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, as well as other companies within the tobacco industry such as pipe makers, smokeless tobacco companies, and now Juul. (more...)
Gov't Suspends Sale of 269 Drugs Containing Ranitidine Gov't Suspends Sale of 269 Drugs Containing Ranitidine
- September 29, 2019

Zantac and its generic equivalents are used by millions of people, including pregnant women and infants, to treat gastrointestinal disorders and discomfort. Strides Pharma Science on Friday suspended the sale of Ranitidine tablets after it received an information request from the U.S. health regulator to provide test data related to impurities in the drug. (more...)
Inslee directs Board of Health to ban flavored vaping products Inslee directs Board of Health to ban flavored vaping products
- September 29, 2019

Fruit- and candy-flavoured products that appeal to young people are a particular concern, because nicotine vaping has surpassed cigarettes, cannabis and drinking alcohol as the most popular drug-delivery system among teens in senior grades in B.C. (more...)
Massive snowstorm takes aim on Northern Rockies Massive snowstorm takes aim on Northern Rockies
- September 28, 2019

That will be followed by temperatures plunging to unseasonably cold levels early next week, with the coldest spots dropping to the teens and 20s. Thursday a cold front will move through the state with wind swept rain showers and a few embedded rumbles of thunder. (more...)
Study Has Jarring News for Drinkers of Premium Tea Study Has Jarring News for Drinkers of Premium Tea
- September 28, 2019

Billions and billions of them. Researchers found that a single plastic tea bag steeped at 95 degrees Celsius, or 203 degrees Fahrenheit, releases approximately 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion nanoplastics during a typical steeping process. (more...)
Middle school teacher investigated for quiz question referring to Trump as ‘idiot' Middle school teacher investigated for quiz question referring to Trump as ‘idiot'
- September 28, 2019

Seeing as all four presidents listed here could easily be defined as idiots, the only correct answer is " Donald Trump ", since he's the only one who is the 45th president, he took office in 2017, he is in fact a Republican, and was ( arguably still is ) a real estate businessman. (more...)
OH horses infected with West Nile Virus OH horses infected with West Nile Virus
- September 28, 2019

This is the first human case found in Oakland county, and the fourth time the virus has been confirmed this year. OH had six deaths among 65 human West Nile cases in 2017 and five deaths among 34 human cases in 2016, health officials said. (more...)
Study finds billions of plastic particles released by tea bags
- September 27, 2019

Some premium tea bags might be leaving billions of microscopic plastic particles in your cup, new research suggests. This amount is significantly higher than the estimated amount of microplastics particles consumed by a person in an entire year. (more...)
Warren and Biden virtually deadlocked in new national poll Warren and Biden virtually deadlocked in new national poll
- September 27, 2019

In addition, she said, the pay for congressional staffers has stalled, prompting many experts to opt for corporate jobs rather than government positions. "She spoke well, she brought up a lot of good points, she was intelligent, she was very energetic". He liked Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana , but knew Warren would be his second choice after Booker. (more...)
DPH Says Report Of Fourth EEE Death Incorrect DPH Says Report Of Fourth EEE Death Incorrect
- September 27, 2019

A hospital is not mandated to report a death, however, if the hospital voluntarily reports the death to the state public health agency, "it is considered an official report", the department said. The MDHHS is encouraging Kent County officials to consider postponing, rescheduling or cancelling outdoor activities occurring at or after dusk, particularly activities that involve children. (more...)
Businesses' Health Care Costs Just Passed a Major Milestone Businesses' Health Care Costs Just Passed a Major Milestone
- September 27, 2019

Employees in smaller firms pay higher deductibles on average than those at larger employers , an average of $2,271 compared to $1,412. Many American citizens aren't provocative for the risks that deductibles transfer to sufferers. Almost 40% of adults can't pay an surprising $400 expense without borrowing or selling an asset, in conserving with a Federal Reserve look from Might perhaps perhaps simply. (more...)
That fancy tea bag is filling you with something else That fancy tea bag is filling you with something else
- September 27, 2019

Plastic tea bags are shedding billions of shards of microplastics into their water, according to a new study. Existing studies on microplastics and nanoplastics focus on their prevalence in the environment as well as in our food and water sources. (more...)

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