Health


Thousands March in Baghdad to Mourn Death of Iran's Top Military General Thousands March in Baghdad to Mourn Death of Iran's Top Military General
- January 04, 2020

Fighters from the Iraqi Imam Ali Brigade take part in a military parade on August 8, 2015 in the mostly Shiite Muslim holy city of Najaf. -Iranian hostilities in Iraq since last week when pro-Iranian militia attacked the U.S. Tensions between the United States and Iran are beginning to put the world on edge with the collapse of relations since the election of Donald Trump in 2016 culminating in the assassination of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani. (more...)
Minnesota Reports 8th Flu Death of Season
- January 04, 2020

The total number of flu-related deaths in Nebraska has climbed to five, and the number of positive influenza tests spiked to almost 6,000, according to the latest data released by the State of Nebraska. "Hopefully it won't, but if it continues to go straight up, this could really be a bad year". Minnesota has reported another flu death. Even though the flu season is well underway, the worst could still be ahead, so the CDC advises everyone older than 6 months to get a flu shot. (more...)
Seattle school system: No vaccination, no classes Seattle school system: No vaccination, no classes
- January 04, 2020

In this photo illustration sterile water is prepared for a one dose bottle of measles , mumps and rubella virus vaccine, made by MERCK, at the Salt Lake County Health Department on April 26, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. School officials hope the free immunizations clinics are incentives for parents like Al Uhl, who brought fifth-grader Zander to get his shots. "All we want is for all people in our schools to be able to come into school and not worry about getting a disease that is a ... (more...)
Vaccine dose tweak hope in TB care Vaccine dose tweak hope in TB care
- January 04, 2020

The tuberculosis vaccine, often called BCG for Bacille Calmette-Guérin after the French scientists who developed it, is made out of a reside, weakened type of the tuberculosis microorganism present in cattle. Monkeys in the top row received skin-deep TB vaccines , while monkeys in the bottom row received shots straight into the bloodstream. It was subsequently found that the monkeys who received the standard-dose injection experienced nearly as much lung inflammation as those who ... (more...)
Big Pharma Has a Resolution Not to Decrease the Prices Big Pharma Has a Resolution Not to Decrease the Prices
- January 03, 2020

Reuters reported on Tuesday that drugmakers including Pfizer , GlaxoSmithKline , and Sanofi were planning to increase prices on more than 200 drugs in the United States on January 1. The company expects the higher list prices to be offset by higher rebates and discounts to payers and pharma middlemen. Pfizer's group of drugs receiving an increase in price includes cancer treatment, Ibrance, and rheumatoid arthritis drug Xeljanz. (more...)
Children Consuming Whole Milk Had Lesser Probability Of Being Flabby Or Obese Children Consuming Whole Milk Had Lesser Probability Of Being Flabby Or Obese
- January 03, 2020

The findings of the study test current Canadian and worldwide guidelines that recommend children to drink reduced-fat cow milk instead of whole milk when they reach the age of two onwards to lower the risk of obesity. "The vast majority of kids in Canada and the United States of America eat cow's milk every day and this can be a main contributor of nutritional fats for plenty of kids", stated Dr Jonathon Maguire, lead researcher of the find out about. (more...)
Haul Won't Hire Smokers, Vapers in 21 States Haul Won't Hire Smokers, Vapers in 21 States
- January 03, 2020

Company officials say people hired before the policy goes into effect won't be affected. Some employers hiring non-smokers exclusively * Damien Grant: I know the risks of smoking - but I'm not bothered * After 10 per cent tax hike, here's what you can buy for the price of a 20-pack of cigarettes * Japanese company gives extra leave for non-smokers - could it happen here? Arizona-based U-Haul employs more than 30,000 workers across the USA and Canada. (more...)
China probes pneumonia outbreak amid SARS fears: state media China probes pneumonia outbreak amid SARS fears: state media
- January 03, 2020

The illness has left at least seven people in serious condition, which needless to say is a bit scary. The market, which has since been closed, sold birds, pheasants, and snakes, along with organs of rabbits and other wildlife, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research and Policy in Minneapolis said on Thursday, citing local media reports. (more...)
Scientists develop world's only vaccine against unsafe brain disease Scientists develop world's only vaccine against unsafe brain disease
- January 03, 2020

Furthermore, this finding demonstrates the potential of recently developed tau-based PET (positron emission tomography) brain imaging technology to accelerate Alzheimer's clinical trials and improve individualized patient care. The team tested this vaccine with genetically engineered mice to produce amyloid and tau protein aggregates . A recent report on human monoclonal antibody, aducanumab, showed that high dose of this antibody reduced clinical decline in patients with early AD ... (more...)
Google AI system outperforms experts in spotting breast cancer — Artificial Intelligence Google AI system outperforms experts in spotting breast cancer — Artificial Intelligence
- January 03, 2020

Researchers at New York University showed that radiologists who teamed up with an AI machine learning platform are able to identify breast cancer with about 90 percent accuracy. That way, they could compare the system's readings with the radiologists' diagnosis. When they disagree, a third radiologist is consulted. Scans were only sent to a second reviewer if there was a disagreement between the first reader and the AI. (more...)
China probes mystery pneumonia outbreak amid SARS fears China probes mystery pneumonia outbreak amid SARS fears
- January 02, 2020

All patients have been quarantined and their close contacts are under medical observation, according to the commission. The tests on the exact pathogens and the search for the cause of the infections are still underway, the statement said. (more...)
Are New Year's resolutions doomed to fail? Are New Year's resolutions doomed to fail?
- January 01, 2020

Others revealed that they'd like to quit smoking and do better in 2020 then in 2019 with whatever their goals entail. Zone 5 recycling will be picked up on Saturday, Jan. This could include actions like ordering a healthier side dish such as a salad instead of fries with your meal, or having one serving of fruit with breakfast in the morning. (more...)
Explainer: The case for Trump's impeachment - and the case against it Explainer: The case for Trump's impeachment - and the case against it
- January 01, 2020

As lawmakers start trickling back to Washington from their holiday recess, they are still trying to piece together a framework for an impeachment trial against President Trump . Trump first inquired concerning the cash to his determination in September to relent". "They produced no case so now she doesn't want to go to the Senate". (more...)
Bernie Sanders is healthy enough to campaign, doctors say Bernie Sanders is healthy enough to campaign, doctors say
- December 31, 2019

Martin M. LeWinter, attending cardiologist at UVM, said in a letter that while Sanders had suffered modest heart muscle damage and was receiving some medication, he was not showing any negative symptoms. Your heart muscle strength has improved. He said he had felt symptoms for weeks that he "should have paid more attention to", including being especially worn out after long campaign days, having trouble sleeping and sometimes feeling a "little unsteady" at the podium while speaking at events. (more...)
Douglas County Reports Second Flu Death Douglas County Reports Second Flu Death
- December 31, 2019

The ministry had, however, addressed concerns that it was not aggressively tackling spread of the virus, saying its own analyses included vigilance for any clustering of the virus in particular districts. Persons in the health care workforce and essential services are also encouraged to get the flu vaccine. Of those, 1,151 had the type B flu virus. Hartzler advises being conscientious about hand washing, too. (more...)
Physical activity may lower the risk of certain types of cancers Physical activity may lower the risk of certain types of cancers
- December 31, 2019

Journal of Clinical Oncology , researchers found that exercise is linked to a lower risk of developing seven types of cancer. While it's always been known that physical activity is associated with a lower risk of several cancers, less clear has been the shape of the relationship and whether recommended amounts of physical activity are associated with lower risk. (more...)
GOP senator said she's 'disturbed' by McConnell impeachment remark GOP senator said she's 'disturbed' by McConnell impeachment remark
- December 30, 2019

Murkowski made her comments in an interview with KTUU, an NBC affiliate in Anchorage, Alaska , which aired Tuesday night. Rep. Steve Scalise , R-La., on Sunday called the delay in sending articles of impeachment to the Senate a ploy by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , D-Calif., "to carry out her own quid pro quo'". (more...)
Obama, Trump Tie for Most Admired Man of 2019 in Gallup Poll Obama, Trump Tie for Most Admired Man of 2019 in Gallup Poll
- December 30, 2019

According to TMZ , former U.S. president Barack Obama and current president Donald Trump have tied as the most admired man of 2019. Both Trump and Obama each earned 18% support among Americans as the man "living today in any part of the world" they admired most, according to the survey. (more...)
'Peloton husband' gifts real girlfriend with a Peloton bike 'Peloton husband' gifts real girlfriend with a Peloton bike
- December 30, 2019

The actor who played the Peloton husband chose to try his hand at art imitating life, because in his real life he gave his girlfriend an XMAS present. The ad documenting the wife's year-long fitness journey did not go over well on social media. Peloton said people misinterpreted the message behind it. (more...)
Caffeine may offset some health risks of diets high in fat, sugar Caffeine may offset some health risks of diets high in fat, sugar
- December 28, 2019

Scientists conducted a study on lab rats that were fed extracted from tea, Yerba mate and caffeine products, comprising 15% from protein, 45% from carbohydrates, 40% from fat. To better understand the action, scientists performed cell culture studies in which they exposed adipose cells from mice to synthetic caffeine or the coffee or mate caffeine extracts. (more...)

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