Health


Mass Flu Vaccine Clinic Set For Upcoming Weeks At Rhinelander Schools
- October 17, 2019

Wash hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and warm water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Many stock flu shots and provide them gratis if you have insurance, but you'll want to call ahead of time to make sure the shots are available at the center you choose. (more...)
Malnutrition behind 69% deaths among children: UNICEF report
- October 17, 2019

As children grow older, "their exposure to unhealthy food becomes alarming", the report says. UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore says that "despite all the technological advances of the last few decades, we have lost sight of this most basic fact: If children eat poorly, they live poorly". (more...)
Titans bench Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill in big shake-up Titans bench Marcus Mariota for Ryan Tannehill in big shake-up
- October 16, 2019

Tannehill completed 13-of-16 passes for 144 yards with one interception and a rating of 78.1 against the Broncos. Ryan Tannehill has been told he'll get the start Sunday, leaving Marcus Mariota demoted to backup duties, sources told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport . (more...)
Florida Health Providers Receive Guidance On Vaping Injuries Florida Health Providers Receive Guidance On Vaping Injuries
- October 16, 2019

The Randolph-Elkins Health Department encourages health care partners to ask patients about recent e-cigarette and vaping practices when they present with lung injuries of unknown etiology, to properly evaluate patients using the recommended test for evaluation, and consult with a pulmonologist. (more...)
More moderate Democrats attack Warren over paying for her healthcare plan More moderate Democrats attack Warren over paying for her healthcare plan
- October 16, 2019

Her fellow top contenders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. But Kamala Harris got the best pivot of the evening early on by steering a health care conversation to the issue of abortion rights. 3, followed by Warren, Sanders, Biden and Buttigieg. Two others who missed the September debate but qualified for OH are congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and billionaire activist Tom Steyer , who for two years has sought Trump's impeachment. (more...)
First lung disease reported here with suspected relationship to vaping
- October 16, 2019

There has been over 25 reported deaths in the United States. THE CNMI has no cases of lung injuries related to the use of e-cigarettes or vaping, according to Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. Symptoms have resulted in multiple-week hospitalizations with some patients requiring mechanical ventilation. The CDC in the same report said that as of October 8, 49 states have reported a total of 1,299 cases of EVALI to the federal agency. (more...)
Mental Health - Survivors Share Experiences to Tackle Stigmatisation Mental Health - Survivors Share Experiences to Tackle Stigmatisation
- October 15, 2019

According to the WHO, mental health illnesses make up four percent of the total disease burden in Pakistan . How do we justify the policies, the declarations signed and the intentions that do not move beyond the actual investment in mental health? Particularly referring to suicide, he said that there is a need to recognise mental illnesses as genuine health concerns to save the lives of millions who commit suicide as a outcome of mental health issues. (more...)
New law bans most animals from circuses in California New law bans most animals from circuses in California
- October 14, 2019

Used fur and taxidermy products are exempt from the ban, along with leather, cowhide and shearling. Anyone found breaking the no-fur law could be hit with a fine of $500 (£395) or, if they're found to be a repeat offender, up to $1,000 (£790). (more...)
October 23 - Flu Vaccine Clinic in Troy October 23 - Flu Vaccine Clinic in Troy
- October 14, 2019

Flu season is officially here, and that means you should be prepared for the sneezing, sore throat, exhaustion and aches and pains that come with it, especially this year . The Health Division is also holding a community clinic for the public on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.at the Troy Community Center, 3179 Livernois, Troy. (more...)
Lincolnshire NHS backs breast cancer awareness month Lincolnshire NHS backs breast cancer awareness month
- October 13, 2019

The group has been outspoken about preventative medicine. Because dairy products are concentrated milk, the hormones become more concentrated as well. The "blokes in bras" video of them dancing to Chaka Khan's hit I'm Every Woman has been viewed more than 10,000 times. A bright pink ribbon and the phrase "First Responders For a Cure" was wrapped onto one of the village's police vehicles for the month of October. (more...)
Dog owners live longer and are more protected from heart attacks Dog owners live longer and are more protected from heart attacks
- October 12, 2019

She said that there is more to life than that of other people. "They had a 31% reduced risk of dying from cardiovascular disease", Kramer said. But she warned that people should consider what's best for themselves and the dog before running to the adoption centre in the name of improving their heart health. (more...)
MI hospital investigating possible Legionnaires' disease outbreak MI hospital investigating possible Legionnaires' disease outbreak
- October 12, 2019

Residents in "multiple states and North Carolina counties" have been affected, officials said. Specifically, the most likely source of infection has been identified as contaminated hot tubs inside the Davis Event Center. The bacteria are naturally occurring in fresh water, and the organisms can multiply in man-made water systems. "Finding Legionella in one water sample is an important piece of the puzzle, but it does not tell us how so many people were exposed at this event", said Dr. (more...)
Two salmonella cases in Western Washington linked to pet turtles Two salmonella cases in Western Washington linked to pet turtles
- October 12, 2019

People can become infected if they do not wash their hands after contact with animals carrying Salmonella , or their environments. No deaths have been reported though. The CDC is recommending, that if you're going to have a pet turtle, that you have no child under the age of 5 in the house, or someone with a weaker immune system. (more...)
2 new vaping-related deaths reported in Indiana 2 new vaping-related deaths reported in Indiana
- October 12, 2019

Ram Koppaka, a medical officer with the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, recommended that clinicians maintain a "high index of suspicion" for influenza and other respiratory illnesses in people who also have a history of e-cigarette use. (more...)
Saddleridge Fire Forces Evacuations, Freeway Closures Near Los Angeles
- October 11, 2019

Firefighters check on homes in smoke from the Saddleridge fire in Sylmar, Calif. By late Thursday it had gutted 60 acres; but some four hours later, it had grown to more than 4,000 acres, fire officials said . All personnel from Los Angeles Fire and Police departments who live in the Santa Clarita or Antelope valleys reporting for work this morning were asked to meet at the Chili's parking lot at McBean Parkway and The Old Road in Santa Clarita, where they will be escorted through the ... (more...)
Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Washington Rates of sexually transmitted diseases continue to rise in Washington
- October 11, 2019

Centers for unwell management and bar revealed on Tuesday. Cases of the ultimate infectious stage of syphilis rose 14% to more than 35,000 cases; gonorrhea increased 5% to more than 580,000 cases; and chlamydia increased 3% to more than 1.7 million cases. (more...)
Global Fund seeks billions to fight Aids, TB and malaria Global Fund seeks billions to fight Aids, TB and malaria
- October 11, 2019

Heads of states, CEOs and global health leaders gathered in France on Wednesday in an effort to raise at least $14 billion to finance the global fight against AIDS , tuberculosis and malaria over the next three years. Donations are used to directly finance programmes to prevent and fight the diseases, which together kill about 2.5 million people every year. The United States and France, who are traditionally the first and second largest donors, are expected to formally disclose their ... (more...)
First flu cases of the season reported in Maine First flu cases of the season reported in Maine
- October 11, 2019

Virginia has had six reports of the flu since September 1, according to the state health department. Plum Landing helps to minimize the spread of the flu at its retirement community with an annual flu shot clinic. The staff vaccination drive coincides with the launch the HSE's national flu campaign. Because of this, I've always had to rely on others around me to get the shot as a way to keep me protected from the virus. (more...)
Global donors pledge $14 bln to tackle AIDS - Macron Global donors pledge $14 bln to tackle AIDS - Macron
- October 10, 2019

A dozen heads of state and government, mostly from African countries, were attending the two-day conference. "We must reach 14 million dollars in the next three hours". The US Congress has approved a commitment to give a total of 4.7 billion dollars (£3.8 billion) over three years, while Britain has pledged £1.4 billion. (more...)
Key recommendations to curb childhood obesity Key recommendations to curb childhood obesity
- October 10, 2019

With 1.2 million children now clinically obese, Dame Sally said more must be done to stop youngsters "drowning in a flood of unhealthy food or drink options". "Cheap unhealthy food options now take centre stage in our lives and in our shops", wrote Dame Sally. 'Adverts are everywhere, from bus stops to our mobile phones. (more...)

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