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Most Pregnant Women Are Not Getting Vaccinated & That's a Major Problem Most Pregnant Women Are Not Getting Vaccinated & That's a Major Problem
- October 10, 2019

Speaking on RTÉ's Today with Seán O'Rourke, the Interim Director of the HSE's Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dr John Cuddihy, answered commonly asked questions about the flu vaccine. And finally, Dr. Chow says anyone who's had Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS, a severe paralyzing illness), may not want to get the shot. 'The people who have these medical conditions and everyone aged 65 and over should speak to their GP or pharmacist about the pneumococcal vaccine, that's the one against ... (more...)
Local paramedics supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month Local paramedics supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- October 10, 2019

Breast cancer is killing women in Pakistan, she said, and called for enhanced awareness, besides effective measures, to check the disease. The VC said that the condition of breast cancer in the country was alarming. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and is a flawless time to tell everyone about From Our Hearts and its mission. Early detection is the key. (more...)
First flu case of the season reported First flu case of the season reported
- October 10, 2019

Traditional flu shots are for all ages. However one in three of these women did not get the shots, the survey found. The agency says that 70 percent of all deaths due to whooping cough are seen among babies less than 2 months of age. Still, it shows an increased risk for others this year. He says not getting the flu shot is no joking matter. More than 600 Delawareans got the shot at a drive-thru event Tuesday in Dover. (more...)
79% have strategies to support mental wellbeing 79% have strategies to support mental wellbeing
- October 09, 2019

Among Canadian respondents, the study also found a third (34 per cent) of those who've had one mental-health episode didn't seek out professional help, while a quarter (24 per cent) who had multiple mental-health episodes didn't seek out help either. (more...)
Prescribed hearburn medicine Zantac being recalled over cancer-linked chemical fears Prescribed hearburn medicine Zantac being recalled over cancer-linked chemical fears
- October 09, 2019

GlaxoSmithKline on Tuesday said it is recalling the popular heartburn medicine Zantac in all markets as a "precaution", days after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found "unacceptable" levels of probable cancer-causing impurity in the drug. (more...)
(3 PM) First Vaping-Related Death Reported In State (3 PM) First Vaping-Related Death Reported In State
- October 09, 2019

Nationwide, there have been 19 deaths reported and more than 1,000 being afflicted with severe vaping-related lung illnesses. A Bronx teenager is the first person to die of a vaping-related illness in NY state, Gov. It has been marketed to young people. The president had talked about taking action. The vaping industry successfully sued to temporarily block the Cuomo administration's recent ban on flavored e-cigarettes. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal maker hit with $8B verdict Johnson & Johnson, Risperdal maker hit with $8B verdict
- October 09, 2019

Risperdal is formally approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, but doctors are legally sound to prescribe it for any condition they believe it will help. In Risperdal lawsuit said Mr Murray developed breasts after his doctors began prescribing him the drug in 2003. An appeals court later overturned the judge's decision on punitive damages, clearing the way for the punitive-damages phase of the trial to start in September, ending with Tuesday's verdict. (more...)
STD Rates Continue to Rise in the US STD Rates Continue to Rise in the US
- October 09, 2019

According to the CDC, this is a result of decreased condom use among high-risk groups; lack of access or coverage for medical care; decreases in local STD and partner notification services; the asymptomatic nature of some of these infections; and stigma and discrimination. (more...)
STDs in America Hit an All-Time High in 2018
- October 09, 2019

Syphilis had the most dramatic spike over the 10-year period in terms of percentage; the 25,344 diagnoses represents a sharp rise of 265% from 2008, according to the report. The agency said socioeconomic standing, as well as cuts to STD programs at the state and local level, have also contributed to the rise in illnesses. (more...)
NHS head calls for better protection from online gaming harms
- October 09, 2019

From today, Global Positioning System across England can refer people aged 13-25 years old thought to be addicted to gaming to the National Centre for Behavioural Addictions in London, which will include dedicated clinical psychologists, mental health nurses, therapists and psychiatrists for children and young people fighting addiction. (more...)
Owning a dog reduces your risk of dying early, study finds Owning a dog reduces your risk of dying early, study finds
- October 09, 2019

Patients studied were Swedish residents ages 40-85 who experienced heart attack or ischemic stroke from 2001-2012. The study found that dog owners who live alone (compared to non-owners who live alone) had a 33% lower chance of dying from a heart attack post hospitalization. (more...)
Bernie Sanders says he should have listened to symptoms Bernie Sanders says he should have listened to symptoms
- October 09, 2019

Dr. Riggs was 46. "We were doing, you know, in some cases five or six meetings a day, three or four rallies and town meetings and meeting with groups of people", Mr. He had never spoken publicly about feeling increased fatigue, though it was clear he was maintaining a grueling pace. But he suffered occasional minor physical setbacks. (more...)
Owning a dog linked to longer life, scientists claim
- October 09, 2019

Owning a dog reduced a heart attack patient's risk of death by 33% if they live alone, and 15% if they live with a partner or child, according to data from the Swedish National Patient Register. "We studied more than 3 million people, and the results are very significant", Dr. Owning a dog has been linked to a longer life and a lower chance of dying of a heart problem, according to a pair of studies. (more...)
Social media users speak about mental health after Every Mind Matters launch Social media users speak about mental health after Every Mind Matters launch
- October 09, 2019

While these can be a natural response to life's challenges, without action they can escalate into more serious issues - and many wait too long. Paul Sanderson, PHE West Midlands mental health lead said: "Eight out of 10 people in the West Midlands have experienced the early signs of poor mental health in the last 12 months - so someone within your family, friends or workplace will likely be experiencing poor mental health right now". (more...)
Nobel Prize in physics: 2019 winners made significant cosmological discoveries Nobel Prize in physics: 2019 winners made significant cosmological discoveries
- October 09, 2019

Members of the Nobel Committee for Physics Chair of the Nobel Committee Mats Larsson, Secretary General of the Academy Goran K Hansson, and Ulf Danielsson sit in front of a screen displaying the portraits of the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics (Up L-R) Canadian-American James Peebles , Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz , at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on October 8, 2019 in Stockholm . (more...)
City of Minneapolis Tries to Derail Trump Rally City of Minneapolis Tries to Derail Trump Rally
- October 09, 2019

The Target Center, the home of the NBA's Timberwolves, then attempted to pass that bill along to the Trump campaign "under threat of withholding the use of the arena", the Trump statement said . According to a June report from the Center for Public Integrity , the campaign has stuck at least ten cities with security bills that reach nearly $1 million dollars combined in the last three years. (more...)
New Zealand measles reaches United States New Zealand measles reaches United States
- October 08, 2019

HHS Secretary Alex Azar, said the agency is pleased that the measles outbreak has ended in NY state and measles is still considered to be eliminated in the US. All the cases reported this year were those of "wild-type D8 or B3" measles and the majority of the infected individuals had not been vaccinated. Around 26,000 children in NY had gone unvaccinated due to religious reasons, according to the state's health department. (more...)
Meghan Markle's father opens up over sharing 'hurtful' letter Meghan Markle's father opens up over sharing 'hurtful' letter
- October 08, 2019

The Cambridges' and Sussexes' are using their voices (quite literally) to share a powerful and inspiring message about mental health. The four who parted ways earlier this year to create their own separate households joined up again to narrate a clip from Public Health England on the Every Mind Matters programme. (more...)
'Uncooperative crusties': Boris Johnson attacks Extinction Rebellion activists 'Uncooperative crusties': Boris Johnson attacks Extinction Rebellion activists
- October 08, 2019

Protesters shut down bridges in a handful of Canadian cities during the morning rush hour on Monday as part of an worldwide effort to make the global climate crisis personal for commuters and alert them to the need for urgent political action. (more...)
Extinction Rebellion protests continue across Australia and other countries today Extinction Rebellion protests continue across Australia and other countries today
- October 08, 2019

The rebellion is being mirrored in dozens of cities around the world, from Dublin to Buenos Aires, in a series of actions that the activist group expects to be its biggest campaign of disruption so far. In Sydney , protesters staged a sit-in on a main road. Extinction Rebellion are planning to " shut down London " during two weeks of action to raise awareness of climate change. (more...)

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