Health


Third vaping-related death reported in MI Third vaping-related death reported in MI
- January 11, 2020

Though much remains unknown about the vaping-related injury epidemic, the CDC's latest report included some new information that provides an idea of the outbreak's timeline. Vitamin E acetate is used as an additive in THC-containing vaping products. It also says that laboratory data supports other findings that vitamin E acetate is "closely associated" with the illness - turning up in the lung fluid of 48 of 51 patients who were tested. (more...)
Study finds no link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer Study finds no link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer
- January 10, 2020

Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA ), the authors said: "In this analysis of pooled data from women in four U.S. cohorts, there was not a statistically significant association between use of powder in the genital area and incident ovarian cancer". (more...)
Gov. Gavin Newsom proposes selling California-brand generic drugs Gov. Gavin Newsom proposes selling California-brand generic drugs
- January 10, 2020

The plan, details of which were seen by several news outlets, would allow the state to negotiate contracts with drugmakers to manufacture certain prescriptions under its label. Generic drugs saw a three-year median increase of 37.6%, according to a report from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development . It would also likely influence the Democratic presidential nomination. (more...)
CES 2020: Amazfit T-Rex With 20 Days Battery Life Launched CES 2020: Amazfit T-Rex With 20 Days Battery Life Launched
- January 10, 2020

Huami- a Chinese biometric and activity driven company has reportedly partnered with a fitness startup Studio, with an aim to develop a connected treadmill which was recently launched as a part of Huami's keynote at CES . It comes with 2x MEMS mic, IP55 rating, and the ENC dual-microphone noise reduction technology that helps to filter out the background noise and offer clear voice calls. (more...)
World Health Organization calls for more funding against measles outbreak in DRC World Health Organization calls for more funding against measles outbreak in DRC
- January 10, 2020

The WHO said 60 health workers who were trained in December would be deployed across the country this week to assist the agency and - among other services aimed at tackling measles outbreak - conduct community engagement. It called for more funding to stop the outbreak. Measles, a highly contagious disease, is transmitted by air, spreading the virus at an alarming rate. (more...)
CDC: Flu Season Could Be Worst in Decades CDC: Flu Season Could Be Worst in Decades
- January 10, 2020

Public health officials are urging people to get their flu shot after this year's flu season in the London area claimed its first lives. "In bad seasons like this, the flu often circulates until April", said Dr. "The vaccine is one of the most important things we all can do for ourselves and/or our children to protect against the flu and/or reduce complications from the flu". (more...)
NM DOH reports first child death of flu season NM DOH reports first child death of flu season
- January 10, 2020

Although there are still no plans for Hays County to sponsor any free or reduced-cost flu shot clinics in the near future, incidents of influenza have been spiking locally, mirroring trends across the state and nation. Otherwise healthy individuals infected with flu virus may recover within a few days by resting, hydrating and letting their body fight off the virus on its own, Propes said, but it's important to stay vigilant. (more...)
Buy Amazfit T-Rex for $139.99 from Giztop
- January 09, 2020

Amazfit T-Rex comes in five colour variants - Camouflage, Iwaguchi, Gun Ash, Khakhi and Army Green. In addition to Amazfit T-Rex, Huami Technology also released a new basic smartwatch - Amazfit Bip S. The available colors are Refreshing White, Shadow Black and Racing Yellow. In comparison, Apple is touting a mediocre 5 hours of uninterrupted listening time for the $249 AirPods Pro , although a wireless charging case sold as standard alongside those bad boys raises the endurance bar ... (more...)
China pneumonia outbreak may be linked to new virus China pneumonia outbreak may be linked to new virus
- January 09, 2020

Coronaviruses are common and spread through coughing or sneezing or by touching an infected person. Some are a cause of the common cold, while others found in bats, camels and other animals have evolved into more severe illnesses, such as SARS and MERS. (more...)
US Health Experts Name Mediterranean Diet as The Best Diet for 2020
- January 09, 2020

US News said that the Keto Diet ranked as the worst diet for healthy eating. While some of these were old, those that have been around for years, some were relatively new. Another significant difference between the two diets is that of the restrictive nature. The MIND diet is a combination of the Mediterranean and DASH diets that some may find a bit easier to follow, as it requires less fish and fruit. (more...)
Progress Against Lung Cancer Fuels Record Drop in US Cancer Deaths Progress Against Lung Cancer Fuels Record Drop in US Cancer Deaths
- January 09, 2020

But the sharpest drops of all were observed in melanoma skin cancer, which saw death rates drop by seven percent between 2013 and 2017. Researchers say this decline was driven in part by long-term improvements in treating and preventing the four leading cancers: lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate. (more...)
Georgia's new GOP senator sworn into office amid impeachment Georgia's new GOP senator sworn into office amid impeachment
- January 09, 2020

With her family Bible in hand, Loeffler was the second woman in history to be Georgia's senator. Loeffler, a political novice and businesswoman, will take over the seat beforehand held by former Republican senator Johnny Isakson who retired on the finish of final yr over well being issues. (more...)
Trump to Hold Rally in Swing New Jersey District Trump to Hold Rally in Swing New Jersey District
- January 09, 2020

Van Drew's seat had been held by Republican Rep. Amy Kennedy, a member of the Kennedy family and wife of a former Rhode Island congressman, announced on Monday she is running for Congress against a former New Jersey Democrat who recently switched parties . (more...)
Fewer people getting flu shots, fewer influenza cases so far this season Fewer people getting flu shots, fewer influenza cases so far this season
- January 07, 2020

New data from the CDC released on Friday estimates that so far this season, at least 6.4 million people have caught the flu, 55,000 people have been hospitalized and 2,900 people have died - 800 more people then were estimated the week before. (more...)
How personal care products trigger skin allergies, finds research How personal care products trigger skin allergies, finds research
- January 07, 2020

The researchers, including those from Columbia University in the U.S., said an allergic reaction begins when the immune system's T cells recognise a chemical as foreign. This discovery raises the possibility that allergic contact dermatitis could be stopped by applying competing lipids to the skin to displace those triggering the immune reaction. (more...)
Record number of patients on trolleys in CUH today Record number of patients on trolleys in CUH today
- January 06, 2020

In order to limit the spread of infection, visitors are advised to only attend the hospital if absolutely necessary and to not bring children if at all possible. According to the INMO, 433 patients nationwide are waiting in the emergency department, while 187 are in wards elsewhere in the hospital. "You can visit www.hse.ie/winter or www.undertheweather.ie for useful advice and self-care tips for treating mild viral illnesses". (more...)
Treating the first known blood clot in space Treating the first known blood clot in space
- January 06, 2020

One in all NASA's astronauts had a medical emergency in house, a blood clot, however, this had by no means happened earlier than, and NASA didn't know what to do. "Knowing there are no emergency rooms in space, we had to weigh our options very carefully". The space station pharmacy had 20 vials containing 300 milligramme of injectable enoxaparin - a blood thinner - but no anticoagulation-reversal drug. (more...)
11 flu deaths seen in Wisconsin 11 flu deaths seen in Wisconsin
- January 06, 2020

The Department of Health Services reports that hospitalizations due to flu have spiked in Wisconsin (459 cases) and that so far this season, 11 people have died. This season so far has been particularly deadly for children, with 27 deaths reported through December 28. Public Health officials say that the type of flu being reported frequently in Virginia this year is a strain that is usually less common. (more...)
Why FA Cup Fixtures All Kick Off One Minute Later This Weekend Why FA Cup Fixtures All Kick Off One Minute Later This Weekend
- January 05, 2020

William says in the clip: "In life as in football we all go through highs and lows". I came from a family where we bottled up a lot of emotions, feelings and sometimes anxieties. Most of us experience some sort of mental health difficulty during our lives and we know that men in particular struggle with acknowledging and acting on any problems. (more...)
Local hospitals announce visitor rules as flu kills 11 in Wisconsin Local hospitals announce visitor rules as flu kills 11 in Wisconsin
- January 05, 2020

Statewide, nearly 9 percent of doctor's visits are due to the flu , well above the ADPH threshold of 3 percent. CNN reports that Fauci says the 2019-2020 flu season is on track to be as severe as the 2018-2017 season, which was the deadliest in at least a decade . (more...)

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