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Post-menopausal women who drink diet soda have increased stroke risk

Post-menopausal women who drink diet soda have increased stroke risk In a study that tracked almost 82,000 postmenopausal women, those who drank two or more diet drinks per day saw their overall stroke risk rise by 23 percent, compared with those who consumed diet drinks less than once a week. However, this research took a different approach by focusing on the most common stroke types; "ischemic stroke and its subtypes, one of which was small-vessel blockag... [Full Article...]

Donald Trump Declared "Very Healthy" By Doctor, But Is Officially Obese

Donald Trump Declared Now, the President weighs 243 pounds, an increase of 4 pounds, according to the physical examination results . President Trump returns to the White House after undergoing his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on February 8. [Full Article...]

DOOR VACCINATION: 20 suspected measles cases each day - DOH

DOOR VACCINATION: 20 suspected measles cases each day - DOH Monica Stonier (D-Vancouver), who co-sponsored the bill. She did not provide specifics, but said that the patient is school-aged. One more child with measles was confirmed by Clark County Public Health on Tuesday, but one was deleted from the list of cases, making the total count stay the same. [Full Article...]

New children and youth mental health centre moving ahead in Edmonton

New children and youth mental health centre moving ahead in Edmonton In Hawaii , 7.6 percent of kids had at least one mental health disorder, while the prevalence in ME was 27.2 percent. The prevalence of childhood mental health problems ranged from a low of 7.6% in Hawaii to a high of 27.2% in Maine . "We have known that the number of children who have mental illness and that go untreated is very high", she added. The study authors wrote, "In children, men... [Full Article...]

Seven Mumps Cases Confirmed at Houston ICE Detention Facility

All seven patients are adult detainees who were detained during their infectious period , and the Health Department said there is no evidence they spread outside the facility. The MMR vaccine is given in two doses, which is 97% effective and protects recipients for life against measles, mumps and rubella, according to the CDC. [Full Article...]

Ohio Teen Ethan Lindenberger Defies His Mom, Gets Vaccinated

Ohio Teen Ethan Lindenberger Defies His Mom, Gets Vaccinated Lindenberger first crowdsourced advice on how and where to get vaccinated in a Reddit post on November 16, 2018. The other must be a paperwork mistake, she said. As it stands, Washington remains one of just 17 states that still allow exemptions based on personal or moral beliefs, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures . [Full Article...]

Smoking cannabis linked to higher sperm counts in surprising study

Smoking cannabis linked to higher sperm counts in surprising study The study shocks many due to past research, which claimed that marijuana has a harmful side effect of lowering and killing off sperm count along with decreasing the testicular function . Second, since semen quality is a poor predictor of fertility, these findings should not be interpreted as implying better fertility with cannabis use. [Full Article...]

Trump vows to end HIV spread within 10 years, critics skeptical

Trump vows to end HIV spread within 10 years, critics skeptical Now the Director of Marin Health and Human Services, Dr. Colfax will assume his new position in mid-February. The goal is to reduce new infections by 75 percent over five years and to "end the HIV epidemic in America" by 2030, said Alex Azar, the secretary of health and human services, who coordinated development of the ambitious plan, outlined by Trump in his State of the Union address. [Full Article...]

'Good genes' Trump gets annual medical exam

'Good genes' Trump gets annual medical exam President Donald Trump's annual physical is set for Friday, when the American public will see if he followed the doctor's orders from past year. When the Clemson University football team visited the White House last month, Trump hosted them with a spread of burgers, chicken nuggets and fries from a variety of fast food chains. [Full Article...]

Longest-serving Congress member John Dingell dies at 92

Longest-serving Congress member John Dingell dies at 92 Dingell had 252,000 followers on Twitter , which was an outlet for the outspoken Democrat's wry takes and quick wit. "John Dingell was a giant legislator on behalf of the people", said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer. Trump has been the subject of his criticism in recent years, but more broadly, Dingell has been knocking what he describes as a decline in institutionalism. [Full Article...]

Mon Health promotes women's heart health

Mon Health promotes women's heart health According to the CDC, approximately 610,000 people die from heart disease in the United States every year. "If there are symptoms that are present and you have risk factors, particularly, you should be concerned about it". You can impact your heart-health by maintaining a healthy weight, eating low-sodium foods, lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol, limiting your alcohol intake, managing s... [Full Article...]

Four measles cases confirmed in Oregon

Four measles cases confirmed in Oregon According to the Bell County Health District, there were four possible cases under investigation. All individuals are children that were either unvaccinated or had not completed the vaccine series. A hallmark of measles is a rash that begins as flat, red spots on the face and spreads down the neck to the rest of the body. "We're hopeful and any time we see that there are no new exposure locati... [Full Article...]

Washington Measles Outbreak Spreads

Washington Measles Outbreak Spreads A person can carry measles for up to two weeks before symptoms show. The Multnomah County health department said Wednesday that the three new cases were in close contact with a person who tested positive for measles a week and a half ago. [Full Article...]

British racing halted by EI outbreak | TDN

British racing halted by EI outbreak | TDN David Sykes, director of equine health and welfare at the BHA, added: "We would like to thank Donald McCain for his co-operation in this matter, and for the responsible manner in which he has dealt with this issue, under the guidance of his veterinary surgeon". [Full Article...]

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Chosen As Designated Survivor For SOTU

Energy Secretary Rick Perry Chosen As Designated Survivor For SOTU The designated survivor remains outside the House chamber during the address in case an attack or disaster incapacitates the President and top government officials. The Presidential Succession Act specifies that only Senate-confirmed secretaries are eligible for the role, meaning that "acting" secretaries are not. [Full Article...]

Denton County Public Health Confirms One Measles Case

Denton County Public Health Confirms One Measles Case The Texas Department of State Health Services confirmed a case in Bell County on Tuesday, a day after five cases were announced - three in Harris County, one in Galveston County and one in Montgomery County. The MMR vaccine is one of two immunizations recommended by the federal government to help prevent measles. Here's what you need to know. One person had one dose of the vaccine, which is 93 per... [Full Article...]

Women's brain 3 years younger than men's

Women's brain 3 years younger than men's The findings, available online the week of February 4 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , could be one clue to why women tend to stay mentally sharp longer than men. Brain aging is linked with a gradual decline in brain metabolism - the chemical processes that help it run. Next, they entered women's data into this algorithm, and told it to calculate the metabolic ages of the ... [Full Article...]

Washington measles outbreak soars to 48 cases

Washington measles outbreak soars to 48 cases Clark County health officials have confirmed 49 cases there since January 1. The vast majority were not vaccinated against the virus. Across the USA, 10 states - California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington - reported 79 confirmed measles cases in January, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Full Article...]

"Unfounded rumours" about the HPV vaccine are costing lives, IARC warns

As per the latest figures, one in seven females in the United Kingdom are going to be diagnosed with breast cancer in their life, but only a quarter of cases will be preventable. Nsabimana got to know that she had cancer in 2003. However, Uwankindi says that some Rwandan were not responding well to screening services. Fortunately, this is the easiest gynaecological Cancer to be prevented t... [Full Article...]

NDP says Ford government plans to privatize health care in Ontario

Ms. Elliott did not rule out further expanding private delivery of health care within the public system. Still, Ms. Elliott refused to comment on the details of an 81-page draft bill called the Health System Efficiency Act, which outlines the tentative plans for a new "super agency" to manage health-care services. [Full Article...]


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