Health Care

Not exercising is worse for your health than smoking and heart disease

Not exercising is worse for your health than smoking and heart disease A new study has found that a sedentary lifestyle is worse for your health than smoking , diabetes and heart disease . Jaber goes on to stress the importance, now, for conveying these risks to the general population. "This is not the patients telling us what they do", Jaber said. The test results gave the researchers an objective measure of someone's overall fitness. [Full Article...]

Q's Corner: Men get breast cancer too

Q's Corner: Men get breast cancer too While home breast cancer examination is not the best option for many people, according to experts. Speaking ahead of the event, General Manager of Brown Thomas , Galway, Marilyn Gallagher said: "Brown Thomas are delighted to support the National Breast Cancer Research Institute as it funds vital research that helps to ascertain the causes and factors that influence breast cancer and therefo... [Full Article...]

Pharmacist who wouldn't fill miscarriage drug is out

Pharmacist who wouldn't fill miscarriage drug is out MI couple denied miscarriage medicine over pharmacists' religious beliefs. Rachel Peterson this week said the pharmacist refused to fill a prescription for misoprostol in July so she could accelerate a miscarriage and avoid infection. [Full Article...]

Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: World Health Organization committee

Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: World Health Organization committee Ebola has claimed 139 lives in DR Congo since an outbreak started almost two months ago in North Kivu, a border region where numerous militia are fighting over the central African country's rich natural resources. "We will not rest until the outbreak is finished". The WHO acknowledged the concern that the outbreak is so close to the border with Uganda, but Peter Salama, MBBS, WHO deputy director... [Full Article...]

Case of Mad Cow Disease identified on farm in Aberdeenshire, officials confirm

Case of Mad Cow Disease identified on farm in Aberdeenshire, officials confirm Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has said that a movement ban was now in place on the farm, which remains unnamed. The animal did not enter the human food chain and the Food Standards Scotland authority confirmed there was "no risk to human health" resulting from the isolated case, the statement said. [Full Article...]

Senior Australian doctor to be deported from Nauru

Senior Australian doctor to be deported from Nauru The forum, moderated by Refugee Council of Australia president Phil Glendenning, focused on the nearly 100 children on Nauru, many of whom are at risk from "resignation syndrome" and have given up on life. "Too many people have suffered for too long and it's about time the government acted to end this crisis", senator Di Natale said. Morrison told reporters that there was now no majority support... [Full Article...]

CDC: Antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak includes Kentucky

CDC: Antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak includes Kentucky So far, 21 people have been hospitalized by the chicken outbreak and no one was been reported sick by the salad. Ill people reported buying many different brands of raw chicken products from multiple stores. Most people infected with salmonella get diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps within 3 days of exposure. Finally, to prevent the spread of germs, wash your hands frequently, especially be... [Full Article...]

Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis confirmed in Wisconsin and Minnesota

Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis confirmed in Wisconsin and Minnesota The average age of the children affected is about 4, she said, and 90 percent of cases the CDC has been studying since 2014 have involved patients 18 or younger. Messonnier called it a "pretty dramatic disease". CDC officials have not confirmed that enterovirus D68 causes AFM. That brings the total number of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM ) patients now being treated at UPMC Children's to six. [Full Article...]

Maryland reports first two flu cases for the season

Maryland reports first two flu cases for the season Taking a pass on the flu shot could mean passing on the virus and the risk to others, Lambton Public Health says. An estimated 80,000 Americans died of the flu and its complications past year, including 183 children. The deadliest strain last season was H3N2, a subtype of the influenza A virus that is often the most deadly of the four typical seasonal strains. CBS News medical contributo... [Full Article...]

USA doctors baffled as rare spinal disease spreads across 22 states

USA doctors baffled as rare spinal disease spreads across 22 states As of Tuesday, 62 cases of what doctors are calling acute flaccid myelitis have been confirmed in 22 states. The CDC says this is still a rare condition that affects less than one in 1 million people per year. Although some AFM patients tested positive for an enterovirus , indicating a possible link, not all had the virus. The condition remains very rare. [Full Article...]

Apple teams up with Zimmer Biomet to support postoperative recovery

Apple teams up with Zimmer Biomet to support postoperative recovery Over 1 million Americans have knee or hip replacements each year. Apple and Zimmer Biomet , a joint replacement manufacturer, are teaming up for a medical study that uses the smartwatch to help with the recovery process. "We are incredibly excited to work with Apple to transform the knee and hip replacement experience for patients and surgeons ", Zimmer Biomet President and CEO Bryan Han... [Full Article...]

Hundreds of dietary supplements are tainted with unlisted drugs

Hundreds of dietary supplements are tainted with unlisted drugs Many consumers do not know the true composition of dietary supplements, and often this affects their overall health. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, recently said that the agency was pushing to reduce underage e-cigarette use and prevent sales to minors, the article reported. [Full Article...]

Case Of Polio-Like Illness Acute Flaccid Myelitis Confirmed In Mass.

It follows a peculiar seasonal pattern, with the highest incidence occurring every other year in late summer or fall. "The hallmark is sudden onset of weakness in the arms or the legs". A sharp spike in cases of pediatric acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, is raising red flags with health officials, who despite concerted efforts, haven't identified a cause. [Full Article...]

Mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states — CDC

More than 90 percent of the confirmed cases have been in children 18 and under, with the average age being 4 years old. "We know this can be frightening for parents", said Dr. Since officials have been unable so far to determine how the disease spreads, they are starting to count suspected cases as well as confirmed to better anticipate increases over the coming months. [Full Article...]

Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season

Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season Doctors are encouraging children to get their flu shots by Halloween. You can prevent spreading the flu by getting a flu shot, washing your hands and coughing and sneezing into your elbow - not your hands. "The department encourages everyone six months of age and older to get the flu shot, especially those at increased risk for complications from the flu", said a statement from Health and Comm... [Full Article...]

'Vampire child' discovered buried in Italy with stone in mouth

'Vampire child' discovered buried in Italy with stone in mouth As the University of Arizona explains in a blog post , the practice of placing a stone between the jaws of a dead person prior to laying them to rest is known as a " vampire burial". The UA and Stanford academic added: "This just further highlights how unique the infant - or now, rather, child - cemetery at Lugnano is". Like this story? Share it with a friend! Perhaps most surprisingly, th... [Full Article...]

Cancer survivor 'asked to hide face' before eating in SC store

Cancer survivor 'asked to hide face' before eating in SC store As for Evans, he said that he is happy about all the care and love he received. Evans, who lost one of his eyes and his nose during his skin cancer bout, said he felt ashamed when the Forks Pit Stop worker in Walterboro, S.C., asked him to cloak his appearance on October 8, reported TV station WCSC . [Full Article...]

Local Non - Profit Breast Cancer Organization Stepping into Spotlight during Awareness Month

Local Non - Profit Breast Cancer Organization Stepping into Spotlight during Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but the fact is any form of cancer is an upheaval for a patient and for those who love them. He also says there are people who have genetic predisposition where cancers run in the family. "It was hard dealing with restricted arm movement, but by exercising daily, my normal range of arm and shoulder movement was restored after a few weeks", she says. [Full Article...]

Breast Cancer is a Leading Cause of Deaths Among Women

Breast Cancer is a Leading Cause of Deaths Among Women She is also, involved in community outreach and breast health education. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an opportunity for our newspapers to share the stories of how local communities come together to battle breast cancer, and herald those suffering for the spirit needed to fight this disease during their hard journey to good health. [Full Article...]

Premiums for Most Popular Type of Obamacare Plan Will Drop Next Year

Premiums for Most Popular Type of Obamacare Plan Will Drop Next Year The drop-which is in double digits in some states-is the first of its kind since the health care law was implemented in 2010, reports Governing . From 2017 to 2018, the bench mark rose 37 percent, officials said , and in the prior year it rose 25 percent. [Full Article...]


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