Health


Apple partners with gyms to reward Apple Watch wearers Apple partners with gyms to reward Apple Watch wearers
- January 24, 2020

Apple emerged as the market leader in the wearable technology industry at the end of previous year, with the International Data Corporation reporting that it held the position in terms of market share as of the third quarter of 2019. Finally, Orange Theory will deploy it in all US facilities in 2020, starting with two Manhattan locations on Thursday. The launch is also very telling of the company's strategy when it comes to the Apple Watch, which has gradually become one of its most ... (more...)
China virus toll jumps to 25 dead with 830 confirmed cases China virus toll jumps to 25 dead with 830 confirmed cases
- January 24, 2020

Indoor entertainment venues in Enshi city have also been shut down. The fear Beijing has is that with an estimated three billion trips planned over Lunar New Year festivities, the infection rate of the coronavirus could skyrocket. "We are not at the position to say the epidemic's peak", said the expert. "Until there's a better understanding of what the situation is, I think it's not an unreasonable thing to do", he said. (more...)
Coronavirus warning: China's desperate attempt to stop deadly virus spreading won't work
- January 24, 2020

Khan, who is an infectious disease physician and founder and CEO of global disease tracker BlueDot, was able to alert global health authorities to its spread once he first detected the virus in late December. Doctors in a medical center near Seattle are treating the patient in a 20-by-20 bio-contaminant room. Anyone who visits the country and experiences symptoms of the virus such as a fever, cough or difficulty breathing is urged to seek medical care, as well as avoid contact with others, ... (more...)
China locking down cities with 18 million to stop virus China locking down cities with 18 million to stop virus
- January 23, 2020

Chinese officials on Thursday effectively placed three cities - including Wuhan, where the outbreak began - on lockdown . Since first being detected late a year ago, the virus has spread to several Chinese cities and to other countries, which include Taiwan, Japan and the United States. (more...)
China hit by deadly mysterious virus which is fast spreading China hit by deadly mysterious virus which is fast spreading
- January 23, 2020

The authors of the study wrote: "It is likely that the Wuhan outbreak of a novel coronavirus has caused substantially more cases of moderate or severe respiratory illness than now reported". The commission plans to step up monitoring as many Chinese plan to travel during the Lunar New Year holiday period that starts on Friday. "The situation is under control here", Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters, saying there are no reports of the infection spreading to ... (more...)
Scientists Finally Pin Down Why Stress Turns Our Hair Gray Scientists Finally Pin Down Why Stress Turns Our Hair Gray
- January 23, 2020

John McCain, history and folklore teem with tales of trauma turning hair gray. "Under stress , our sympathetic nerve becomes highly activated", said Ya-Chieh Hsu, associate professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard, in an email. (more...)
China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates
- January 23, 2020

It is the city where the first coronavirus victims were registered. A man is being treated for symptoms of coronavirus at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. "The UK is one of the first countries to develop a world-leading test for coronavirus , the NHS is ready to respond appropriately to any cases that emerge, clinicians in both primary and secondary care have already received advice covering initial detection and investigation of possible cases, infection control and diagnostics". (more...)
In unprecedented move, China locks down megacity to curb virus spread
- January 23, 2020

Online information showed Scoot cancelled its daily flight after Chinese authorities locked down Wuhan to combat the spread of the disease. WHO plans another meeting of scientific experts Thursday on whether to recommend declaring the outbreak a global health emergency, which it defines as an "extraordinary event" that constitutes a risk to other countries and requires a coordinated worldwide response. (more...)
Wuhan virus outbreak: Singapore cinema chains postpone screenings of 4 Chinese films
- January 23, 2020

Xinhua News Agency said on Thursday that the city had asked people not to leave Wuhan without specific reasons, and the People's Daily newspaper tweeted that no one would be allowed to leave the city starting at 10 a.m. "For that reason, I have made a decision to ask the emergency committee to meet tomorrow". On Dec. 31, a cluster of cases of pneumonia was reported in the city of Wuhan. (more...)
China reports 571 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia China reports 571 confirmed cases of new coronavirus pneumonia
- January 23, 2020

Huanggang officials also announced public bus and rail services will be suspended as of midnight in the Chinese city. Indoor entertainment venues, such as internet cafes and movie theaters have also been ordered to close. Contrasting with its secrecy over the 2002-03 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome ( SARS ), which killed almost 800 people, China's communist government has this time given regular updates to try to avoid panic as millions travel for the Lunar New Year. (more...)
First U.S. Case of Deadly Coronavirus Confirmed in Washington State First U.S. Case of Deadly Coronavirus Confirmed in Washington State
- January 23, 2020

One such patient may already have appeared as the new coronavirus spreads across the country, claiming six lives as of Tuesday, Yuan Guoyong, a microbiologist who is a member of an expert senior team of China's National Health Commission, said Tuesday to reporters. (more...)
Travellers from coronavirus-hit region of China to be separated on arrival Travellers from coronavirus-hit region of China to be separated on arrival
- January 22, 2020

Cases have been confirmed in 13 Chinese provinces, as well as the municipalities of Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and Tianjin. Over 500 cases have been confirmed in the country alone, according to local reports. Officials said over the next few days they will expand the screenings to include Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport and Chicago O'Hare International airport. (more...)
More than 2 million patients with heart disease report use of marijuana More than 2 million patients with heart disease report use of marijuana
- January 22, 2020

Although smoking tobacco is responsible for approximately one in four deaths from cardiovascular disease, the effects of smoking marijuana on the heart are not fully understood. THC is essentially the most psychoactive chemical in marijuana, however marijuana additionally accommodates greater than 100 compounds, referred to as cannabinoids, which are chemically associated with THC. (more...)
NHS mental health director calls for loot box ban
- January 22, 2020

Loot boxes aren't now regulated by England's Gambling Commission because their contents can't be monetized. A Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport select committee a year ago into addictive and immersive technologies said that publishers and developers needed to work with European rating agency PEGI on the subject of loot boxes and advised the organisation to label "gambling" content as such . (more...)
New China virus: Fourth person dies as human-to-human transfer confirmed New China virus: Fourth person dies as human-to-human transfer confirmed
- January 22, 2020

Transparency from China regarding the virus and its spread will continue to be vital for the response and support from global and regional bodies, including the World Health Organization, while experts fear the number of cases could be much higher than official figures. (more...)
China says 2nd person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak:The Asahi Shimbun China says 2nd person dies in Wuhan pneumonia outbreak:The Asahi Shimbun
- January 22, 2020

The United States said that from Friday it would begin screening direct flights arriving from Wuhan at San Francisco airport and New York's JFK, as well as Los Angeles, where many flights connect. At least 41 people have been hit with pneumonia linked to the new virus in China, prompting authorities in Hong Kong to step up detection measures, including temperature checkpoints for inbound travellers. (more...)
First coronavirus case confirmed in United States First coronavirus case confirmed in United States
- January 22, 2020

The CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier said health officials expected to see more cases in the USA and around the world in the coming days. The man hospitalized in Washington state had traveled to the USA from Wuhan, but did not visit the seafood market thought to be at the heart of the outbreak. (more...)
With election-year implications, Supreme Court punts on ACA case With election-year implications, Supreme Court punts on ACA case
- January 21, 2020

The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to take up another challenge to the Affordable Care Act, leaving the healthcare law known as Obamacare intact but still under legal challenge. Attorneys for the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a state appeals court January 14 decision to place the original ruling on hold. (more...)
Study uncovers anticancer potential of many non-oncology drugs Study uncovers anticancer potential of many non-oncology drugs
- January 21, 2020

Market-approved vehicle T-cell therapies including Yescarta and Kymriah have revolutionized cancer treatment by modifying immune T-cells to hunt down cancer cells. Professor Oliver Ottmann, Cardiff University's Head of Haematology, whose department delivers CAR-T therapy, said: "This new type of T-cell therapy has enormous potential to overcome current limitations of CAR-T, which has been struggling to identify suitable and safe targets for more than a few cancer types". (more...)
Health Ministry issues warning as alarm spreads over deadly Chinese virus Health Ministry issues warning as alarm spreads over deadly Chinese virus
- January 21, 2020

The mysterious virus has affected 205 people, including three deaths, the World Health Organization confirmed Sunday. The outbreak is believed to have started from people who picked it up at a fresh food market in the city of Wuhan in central China . (more...)

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