Health


Early Flu Season Leads to Deaths of Texas Children Early Flu Season Leads to Deaths of Texas Children
- December 19, 2019

However, the test results available that do give the virus type indicate cases of influenza B, she said. That number has doubled from last week, when Alberta reported its first three deaths this flu season . A study of pediatric influenza deaths from 2010 to 2016 found that the B virus kills proportionately more children than influenza A. The appearance of the flu before widespread vaccination and the more unsafe strain coincided, with deadly consequences. (more...)
1,300 people have died of the flu so far this year 1,300 people have died of the flu so far this year
- December 19, 2019

And earlier this year, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, along with the University of Georgia, was selected by the National Institutes of Health to begin work on the development of a more broadly protective vaccine against multiple strains of the flu. (more...)
Obamacare's individual mandate ruled unconstitutional almost a decade after law's passage Obamacare's individual mandate ruled unconstitutional almost a decade after law's passage
- December 19, 2019

The court defined this penalty as a tax and thus found the law permissible under the Constitution's provision empowering Congress to levy taxes. The stakes could not be higher. United States, in early 2018. O'Connor has to be more specific about which parts of the law can't be separated from the mandate, and also must take into account Congress' decision to leave the rest of the law essentially unchanged when it reduced the penalty for not having insurance to zero, Elrod wrote. (more...)
Deadline for health insurance open enrollment extended for one day Deadline for health insurance open enrollment extended for one day
- December 18, 2019

As reported by The Hill , some 3.9 million people signed up for plans as of December 7, representing a 6 percent drop compared to a similar time period in 2018. The move also comes after weeks of low enrollment reports for 2020 Obamacare plans. President Donald Trump, on his first day in office, signed an order promising to give some states flexibility. (more...)
Health workers begin 12-hour strike action Health workers begin 12-hour strike action
- December 18, 2019

Despite this, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Nipsa, Unison and Unite will stage crippling strike action on Wednesday. It also advised that if patients or service users have not been contacted about their Trust then they should attend their appointment/ service as normal. (more...)
CDC Investigating Campylobacter jejuni Outbreak Linked to Puppies From Pet Stores CDC Investigating Campylobacter jejuni Outbreak Linked to Puppies From Pet Stores
- December 18, 2019

At least 30 people across 13 states have been infected with a multi-drug resistant strain of Campylobacter jejuni , a bacterial infection that's generally mild but can be fatal among very young children or people with weakened immune systems. (more...)
Labor Agreement Clears Way For Democratic Debate To Proceed As Planned Labor Agreement Clears Way For Democratic Debate To Proceed As Planned
- December 18, 2019

The food services company Sodexo negotiated late into Monday evening with their employees at Loyola Marymount University to secure a tentative contract agreement. "I will not be crossing their picket line". This includes: Joe Biden , Sen. We've got to stand together with @UniteHere11 for affordable health care and fair wages. (more...)
Study shows vaping + smoking is riskier than e-smoking alone Study shows vaping + smoking is riskier than e-smoking alone
- December 18, 2019

The data, which came from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health, were collected in 2013 to 2016. As part of the study, almost 50,000 volunteers over the age of 12 were asked about their use of tobacco products - including e-cigarette nicotine products - and had their overall health recorded. (more...)
Heart-healthy diet is low in cholesterol, says AHA yet again
- December 18, 2019

Most of the body's cholesterol composition is manufactured in the liver and is used for cell development. Right here is fundamental because high cholesterol within the blood can block and harden arteries, raising the anxiousness of a coronary heart assault or stroke. (more...)
LifeLabs pays hackers to recover data of 15 million customers LifeLabs pays hackers to recover data of 15 million customers
- December 18, 2019

Lab test provider LifeLabs says it paid a ransom to secure data, including test results from up to 85,000 Ontarians, that was stolen in a data breach in late October. "An attack of this scale is extremely troubling. This should serve as a reminder to all institutions, large and small, to be vigilant". "I want to emphasize that at this time, our cyber security firms have advised that the risk to our customers in connection with this cyber-attack is low", said Brown in the letter, adding that ... (more...)
Health officials warn of measles exposure at Denver International Airport Health officials warn of measles exposure at Denver International Airport
- December 18, 2019

The unidentified travelers, who are not local residents, were in Terminals 4 and 5 on December 11, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH). Anyone who was at the terminals between 6:50 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. that day is at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after being exposed, health officials said. (more...)
Chili peppers may protect heart health, but only if you eat enough Chili peppers may protect heart health, but only if you eat enough
- December 18, 2019

The study, which was published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , looked at 22,811 citizens of the Molise region in Italy. A study of nearly 23,000 people found that those who regularly consumed chilli peppers were 61% less likely to die from a stroke, and 40% less likely to have a deadly heart attack. (more...)
Democrats try to make Republicans pay the price in Trump trial Democrats try to make Republicans pay the price in Trump trial
- December 17, 2019

There are more than 500 pro-impeachment rallies planned for tonight, with activists expected to take to the streets in every USA state. But then, Letter suggested that those materials would be pertinent for the House Judiciary Committee's continuing investigation apart from the Senate trial . (more...)
New alcohol guidelines: No more than 10 drinks per week New alcohol guidelines: No more than 10 drinks per week
- December 17, 2019

New federal government draft alcohol guidelines recommend having no more than four standard drinks on any one day and no more than 10 standards drinks in a week. "We're providing advice about the health risks from drinking alcohol so that we can all make informed decisions in our daily lives - for ourselves and for our children", Anne Kelso said. (more...)
Study Links Vaping With Long-Term Risk of Respiratory Disease
- December 17, 2019

The study involved analyzing data from 32,320 adults in the United States on whether the adults have ever been told by a health professional that they had lung or respiratory conditions and whether they ever used e-cigarettes or smoked cigarettes or other combustible tobacco, among other demographic and clinical variables. (more...)
Call to vaccinate children against flu amid 'super spreaders' warning Call to vaccinate children against flu amid 'super spreaders' warning
- December 17, 2019

People aged over 65, young children, pregnant women and those who have underlying medical conditions are particularly encouraged to book their flu jab, and get a nasal spray from a pharmacy. Patti says to make sure to always wash your hands, and when you're out and about be aware of people coughing or sneezing near you because that's how the flu spreads. (more...)
Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign Samoa extends measles state of emergency, NZ to fund Pacific vaccination campaign
- December 16, 2019

Samoa said a state of emergency will be extended to December 29 with 5,154 cases of measles now reported since the outbreak started in October. Mr Peters, who is now in Samoa, said the country's contribution to the Pacific Regional Action Plan for Measles will help with the plan's early interventions to prevent further outbreaks. (more...)
Ryan, House Democrats pass bill aimed at lowering drug costs Ryan, House Democrats pass bill aimed at lowering drug costs
- December 15, 2019

Thursday's vote split almost along party lines, 230-192. There were only two Republican defectors - Herrera Beutler and Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania. The backdrop to these ongoing efforts to curb drug prices is the impeachment proceedings now being levied against President Trump. "It takes courage to stand up to Big Pharma and to resist the industry's scare tactics". (more...)
Michelle Dee finishes Miss World 2019 journey in Top 12 Michelle Dee finishes Miss World 2019 journey in Top 12
- December 15, 2019

Rao eventually finished in third place, behind France's Ophely Mezino and overall victor, Jamaica's Toni-Anne Singh. In a grand ceremony held in London, Singh was declared the victor and was crowned the 69th Miss World. In addition to dancing to Jamaican singer Koffee's Toast, she also performed her version of Whitney Houston's " I Have Nothing " live. The Miss World 2019 opening ceremony was held in London on November 20, 2019. (more...)
Sleeping More Than 9 Hours Can Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Stroke Sleeping More Than 9 Hours Can Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Stroke
- December 14, 2019

The study concluded that long hours of sleeping and napping upped stroke risk. According to the research, people who sleep and nap too long may increase their risk for stroke by 85%. The researchers ultimately found several ways that sleep was associated with increasing the participants' risk of stroke, as both too much sleep and a poor nights' sleep were symptoms of an increased stroke risk. (more...)

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