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Researchers reveal scientific, clinical applications of intermittent fasting Researchers reveal scientific, clinical applications of intermittent fasting
- December 27, 2019

Mattson says the new study is meant to help clarify the science and clinical applications of intermittent fasting in ways that may help physicians guide patients who want to try it. Legit.ng gathered that the study encourages doctors to prescribe fasting to prevent or treat obesity, cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Mattson acknowledged that researchers "do not fully understand the specific mechanisms of metabolic shifts and that" some people are unable or unwilling to follow "fasting ... (more...)
DNA test kit pose security risk, Pentagon warns military personnel DNA test kit pose security risk, Pentagon warns military personnel
- December 27, 2019

Kernan, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence, and James N. Stewart, the assistant secretary of defense for manpower. "Moreover, there is increased concern in the scientific community that outside parties are exploiting the use of genetic materials for questionable purposes, including mass surveillance and the ability to track individuals without their authorization or awareness", the memo said . (more...)
FDA approves Allergan's migraine tablet ahead of AbbVie merger FDA approves Allergan's migraine tablet ahead of AbbVie merger
- December 26, 2019

In a study published in November , the drug showed greater rates of pain and symptom relief from migraine compared to a placebo, with more than 19% of participants given the drug reporting to be pain-free within two hours and almost 40% relieved of the most bothersome symptoms linked to migraine, which include light and noise sensitivity. (more...)
Flu Is Widespread In Ohio Right Now Flu Is Widespread In Ohio Right Now
- December 26, 2019

She adds, "You may be healthy and think there is no need to protect yourself but, in fact, you could transmit the infection to someone who is at higher risk of complications, such as the elderly or young children". Georgia's public health commissioner, Dr. Kathleen Toomey, said in a news release that everyone older than 6 months should get a flu shot. The flu shot's average effectiveness is between 40% and 60%. (more...)
U.S. House speaker, Senate leader spar over Trump trial U.S. House speaker, Senate leader spar over Trump trial
- December 25, 2019

Referring to the Nixon v United States case, American journalist and blogger Ren Jander highlighted on Sunday, that in 1993 the United States Supreme Court "unequivocally ruled that no trial is required for the Senate to acquit, or convict, anyone impeached by the House of Representatives". (more...)
Protesters gather at Sen. McConnell's office, demand fair impeachment trial for Pres
- December 25, 2019

Politico reports Lee started strategizing with the White House shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on how to navigate the situation. That relationship could prove critical when the Senate considers hard votes on witnesses or other motions, and ultimately on the president's acquittal or conviction. (more...)
Texas resident with measles could have exposed others to virus Texas resident with measles could have exposed others to virus
- December 24, 2019

The Austin Public Health Department said that the infected Travis County resident, who was not identified, visited several locations - including a Chipotle Mexican Grill and a Target store - between December 14 and December 17. The two doses are 97 percent effective, according to the CDC. The three children were hospitalized with measles in Colorado and had traveled from New Zealand to Los Angeles International Airport before arriving in Denver, according to The Denver Post. (more...)
Douglas County reports first flu death of the season Douglas County reports first flu death of the season
- December 24, 2019

At Clarkson Family Medicine, they opened up a flu clinic just a few weeks ago, since then they've seen an influx of patients who think they have the flu. A ADH reported "regional" activity to the CDC for geographic spread of influenza. Since Sept.29, 3,100 positive flu tests have been reported with more than 500 positive tests reported this week. (more...)
CDC confirms: Dietary supplement responsible for vape-related deaths CDC confirms: Dietary supplement responsible for vape-related deaths
- December 23, 2019

It can also be found in some foods and cosmetic products. The outbreak of lung lesions related to vaping in the country continues, but new cases are in decline. Emergency department visits for e-cigarette or vaping-related lung injury (EVALI) have fallen dramatically since their peak in September, but new cases are still being reported and new CDC research reveals that dozens of people were rehospitalized or died in the days after discharge for EVALI. (more...)
63 vehicles involved in crash 63 vehicles involved in crash
- December 23, 2019

Authorities said more than 45 vehicles were involved in the chain-reaction crash, which occurred shortly before 8am local time on the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 (I64). "Next thing I know I see cars just start piling up on top of each other", Ivan Levy said. In addition to closing all westbound lanes, officials said eastbound lanes were shut down due to rubber-necking at the crashes. (more...)
What is Michael Bloomberg’s net worth? What is Michael Bloomberg’s net worth?
- December 22, 2019

Yet - according to a Reuters/ipsos poll - his level of support has barely budged. Bloomberg labored with Nutter on city points throughout his tenure as New York Metropolis mayor. His wealth could be key to his risky strategy of skipping the first four Democratic primary contests - including the February 3 caucus in Iowa - in hopes of making up ground on March 3 when 14 states hold primaries. (more...)
Men are smoking less tobacco for first time ever, says WHO Men are smoking less tobacco for first time ever, says WHO
- December 22, 2019

The age hike is not exactly a surprise. Several other states have passed legislation to raise the age to purchase tobacco products to 21. The bill is aimed at combating the skyrocketing popularity of vaping among young people, who have turned away from traditional cigarettes and even alcohol in favor of e-cigarettes. (more...)
Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks and stroke Eating chili peppers may prevent fatal heart attacks and stroke
- December 22, 2019

New Italian research has found that people who eat chili peppers on a regular basis appear to have a lower risk of death than those who avoid the spicy ingredient. As explained by Licia Iacoviello, director of the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention of IRCCS Neuromed and professor at the University of Insubria, the various species of peppers, as other studies have already shown in the United States and China , although they can be consumed in different ways depending on the diet, ... (more...)
More teens are vaping pot More teens are vaping pot
- December 21, 2019

But, according to a report published this September also based on the MTF survey, the rate of nicotine e-cigarette use in US teens has dramatically increased over the past few years. Past year misuse of the ADHD medication Adderall saw a significant decline over the past five years among 10th and 12th graders-from 4.6% to 3.1% for 10th graders and from 6.8% to 3.9%, for 12th graders. (more...)
Half of US Adults Will Be Obese in 10 Years Half of US Adults Will Be Obese in 10 Years
- December 21, 2019

That is a huge leap compared to the current 18 percent statistics. The data suggest that most of those considered obese will be non-Hispanic black women with yearly household incomes of less than $50,000, reflecting overall trends showing higher obesity rates among non-Hispanic blacks than among non-Hispanic whites, and among people of lower income compared to those of higher income. (more...)
Health Alert: Illnesses linked to pet store puppies reported in Ky
- December 21, 2019

The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced an outbreak of multi-drug resistant human Campylobacter jejuni infections that have been linked to pet store puppies in several states. According to the CDC, the symptoms of the disease include diarrhea, often bloody, fever and stomach cramps two to five days after exposure to the bacteria. (more...)
Missing mom, newborn in Texas: Reports of body found Missing mom, newborn in Texas: Reports of body found
- December 21, 2019

Broussard, 33, and her infant daughter, Margot, were last seen dropping off a child at Austin's Cowan Elementary School on the morning of December 12, according to Austin police. "I just want to do more", he said at the time. The search for a missing Austin mother and newborn lead investigators to a house near Houston on Thursday, one week after the two were reported missing . (more...)
WHO moves step closer to cheaper breast cancer treatment WHO moves step closer to cheaper breast cancer treatment
- December 20, 2019

Roche has announced that the European Commission has approved Kadcyla® (trastuzumab emtansine) for the adjuvant (after surgery) treatment of adult patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer (eBC) who have residual invasive disease in the breast and/or lymph nodes after neoadjuvant (before surgery) taxane-based and HER2-targeted therapy. (more...)
Merck wins US regulatory approval for Ebola vaccine Merck wins US regulatory approval for Ebola vaccine
- December 20, 2019

The Zaire strain of the deadly virus has killed upwards of 2,000 people in the current outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo . It is also transmitted by way of surfaces and supplies which have come into contact with a contaminated particular person or animal. (more...)
Sarah Sanders faces backlash after appearing to mock Joe Biden's stutter Sarah Sanders faces backlash after appearing to mock Joe Biden's stutter
- December 20, 2019

Sanders wrote in a since-deleted tweet "I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I hhhave completely no belief what Biden is talking about", because the debate became as soon as wrapping up. "Has he ever stuttered?' you'd have 80 to 95 percent of people say no", Biden said in his interview in The Atlantic . And it's my great honor to mentor kids who have experienced the same. (more...)

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