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Kyla Shares She Is Safe After Shooting At Her California High School Kyla Shares She Is Safe After Shooting At Her California High School
- November 15, 2019

The teenaged gunman, whose name was not provided by police, survived the self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was in grave condition in hospital, law enforcement officials said. Rosedell and Highland Elementary are two of the other nearby schools that have been placed on lockdown. They then executed a search warrant at his home and are investigating the motive. (more...)
Merck wins European approval for first-ever Ebola vaccine Merck wins European approval for first-ever Ebola vaccine
- November 15, 2019

The target date for a decision is March 14, 2020. Now, the European Union has authorised the marketing and commercial use of the vaccine. "It is a historic milestone and a testament to the power of science, innovation and public-private partnership", Kenneth Frazier, chairman and chief executive officer at Merck, said . (more...)
Apple’s Heart Study Finds Apple Watch Detects Irregular Pulses Apple’s Heart Study Finds Apple Watch Detects Irregular Pulses
- November 15, 2019

They previously released the study's preliminary results, but you can now read the full paper if you're curious about how they were able to come to the conclusion that, yes, the Apple Watch can detect atrial fibrillation. The team says that this proves that the Apple Watch can successfully identify atrial fibrillation. It shows that there's a lot of potential for large-scale studies using a combination of tools and technologies to monitor patients remotely, rather than requiring an ... (more...)
Around 13 million people in England now obese Around 13 million people in England now obese
- November 15, 2019

According to the federation, one in two people now living with diabetes is undiagnosed, with the vast majority having Type 2 . Diabetes is a progressive disease that may require re-evaluation and change in the treatment plan over time. Losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle can reverse this kind of diabetes. In addition to this, to brief you more, World Diabetes campaign has a logo which is represented by a blue circle that was adopted in the year of 2007 right after the passage of ... (more...)
Living Well - Lung cancer screening Living Well - Lung cancer screening
- November 15, 2019

Early Diagnosis: Nationally, only 21.5 percent of cases are diagnosed at an early stage when the five-year survival rate is much higher. More people are surviving lung cancer, according to a new report released Wednesday morning. Preventive Services Task Force. To celebrate National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Columbus Regional Health (CRH) is offering lung scans at no cost to the first 200 people who schedule one during November. (more...)
DACA Is Going Before The Supreme Court, And People Are Scared DACA Is Going Before The Supreme Court, And People Are Scared
- November 13, 2019

Sammie Chai, a 19-year-old freshman at American University whose parents came to the United States from Malaysia, said she attended the demonstration in solidarity with " Dreamers " and other immigrants in the face of Trump's hardline policies. (more...)
Ebola Vaccine Approved for the First Time Ever by the European Union
- November 13, 2019

USA drugmaker Merck & Co Inc on Monday received approval from the European Commission to market (bit.ly/2NZ0QMB) its Ebola vaccine, less than a month after a European medicines panel backed the first-ever vaccine against the deadly virus. (more...)
Six children taken to hospital with pneumonia EVERY HOUR in England Six children taken to hospital with pneumonia EVERY HOUR in England
- November 13, 2019

Today marked World Pneumonia Day, which came with a chilling reminder from UNICEF: every day, the disease kills a child every 39 seconds . The study found one in five hospital admissions for children under five years of age in Laos is due to pneumonia. (more...)
NICE backs NHS funding for two cannabis-based drugs for first time NICE backs NHS funding for two cannabis-based drugs for first time
- November 13, 2019

Charities have welcomed the move, although some campaigners who have been fighting for access to the drugs have said it does not go far enough. It's unclear whether the NICE guidelines will have an immediate impact on prescribing cannabis-based medicines for children and young people with epilepsy, beyond those who meet the strict criteria for CBD . (more...)
2 flu-related deaths confirmed in Nevada 2 flu-related deaths confirmed in Nevada
- November 12, 2019

Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. (more...)
Vitamin E Likely Culprit in Vaping Cases — CDC Vitamin E Likely Culprit in Vaping Cases — CDC
- November 12, 2019

Injuries have been reported in 49 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. Delaying access to cigarettes is also expected to produce major downstream health benefits, with one government-funded report estimating almost 250,000 fewer deaths due to tobacco over several decades. (more...)
Google secret project gathers health data of millions of Americans Google secret project gathers health data of millions of Americans
- November 12, 2019

Google quietly partnered a year ago with Ascension-the country's second-largest health system-and has since gained access to detailed medical records on tens of millions of Americans, according to a November 11 report by The Wall Street Journal . (more...)
Trump to meet with vaping industry on vaping, e-cigarettes Trump to meet with vaping industry on vaping, e-cigarettes
- November 12, 2019

Health officials discovered vitamin E acetate, an additive sometimes used in vaping and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) products as a thickening agent, in all 29 test patients with illnesses related to vaping, CDC officials said. Other research presented by public health officials at a Friday briefing found that people who get EVALI are much more likely to buy black market products, especially a class of largely counterfeit products called Dank Vapes. (more...)
Cannabis Based Medicine: Marijuana Medication Approved For NHS Use
- November 11, 2019

But the UK's only officially recognised cannabis clinic said that while "modest progress" had been made with the Sativex recommendation, it noted that the guidelines do not allow for more general access to medical cannabis for other conditions. (more...)
Father of Atatiana Jefferson dies of heart attack weeks after her killing Father of Atatiana Jefferson dies of heart attack weeks after her killing
- November 11, 2019

Marquis Jefferson suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken to the hospital Friday night, November 8, Carter said. "He just never recovered from the grieving process". Former Fort Worth Officer Aaron Dean yelled "Put your hands up!" Democratic candidate for President Julián Castro tweeted that Marquis Jefferson's death "is a reminder that the victims of police violence also include the families of those killed". (more...)
Trump administration looking at raising age to buy e-cigarettes Trump administration looking at raising age to buy e-cigarettes
- November 10, 2019

President Trump said Friday that the White House would soon issue a "very important" proposal on vaping that would include an age limit and a possible ban on flavored products. Juul and other tobacco companies have lobbied in support a federal "Tobacco 21" law to reverse teen use of both e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco products. (more...)
Democrats claim victory in key Virginia and Kentucky elections Democrats claim victory in key Virginia and Kentucky elections
- November 10, 2019

Meanwhile, Beshear is claiming victory and promising to work on the issues he campaigned on, including improving Medicaid coverage, restoring voting rights to felons and protecting pensions for state workers. Beshear won the two big suburban/metropolitan counties decisively. "Democrats had a ton of money, yet the Republicans still did well", he said. Douglas says many states have a process for deciding elections that involves the legislature, but it's rarely used. (more...)
Was Trump call with Ukraine 'perfect'? GOP has many answers Was Trump call with Ukraine 'perfect'? GOP has many answers
- November 09, 2019

The conservative news site obtained a letter written by Rep. Devin Nunes in which the House Intelligence Committee's Ranking Member listed the names of GOP's proposed witnesses and lambasting the impeachment process against President Donald Trump . (more...)
Democrats release Fiona Hill, Lt. Col. Vindman impeachment transcripts
- November 09, 2019

The Washington Post , citing people familiar with Bolton's views, said although he is willing, he wants to see how a court battle between Congress and the White House over the constitutionality of the subpoenas shakes out first. The call sparked immediate concerns among White House officials, several of whom informed an anonymous whistleblower that it appeared the president had tried to illegally lean on a foreign leader for help in an election , using military aid to Ukraine as leverage. (more...)
Scientists discover first new HIV strain in 19 years Scientists discover first new HIV strain in 19 years
- November 09, 2019

In this instance, the first two were discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1983 and 1990 respectively. The third, collected in 2001, was hard to sequence at that time because of the amount of virus in the sample and the existing technology. (more...)

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