Health Care

Officials confirm new viral case amid outbreak

Officials confirm new viral case amid outbreak Shereef Elnahal said. A 10th child died Wednesday in a viral outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation facility that's sickened a total of 28 people since September, health officials said . They rarely cause serious problems in healthy people, but those with weakened immune systems are at higher risk for severe disease, according to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Giving antibiotics to children under 2 raises risk of obesity, says study

Giving antibiotics to children under 2 raises risk of obesity, says study But of the 47,000 who went on to become obese, almost 90 per cent had been prescribed either antibiotics or antacids. According to the study, boys born by C-section are at greater risk of developing obesity. Antibiotics and acid suppressant medications can alter the type and number of bacteria present in the gut . Dr Max Davie, officer at the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, s... [Full Article...]

Budget announcement includes pledge to focus on mental health services

Budget announcement includes pledge to focus on mental health services This will include a minimum of £2bn per yer for mental health services, £700m for councils and care for the elderly and those with disabilities, £10m for air ambulances and a 24-hou mental health crisis hotline. Official figures show that over 15% of NHS staff have experienced physical violence from patients, or their families, during the past year. In a speech to the Royal College of Nursing ... [Full Article...]

This is why ‘Teal Pumpkins’ are popping up in your neighborhood

This is why ‘Teal Pumpkins’ are popping up in your neighborhood You put a teal-colored pumpkin on your porch to let kids know you have something to offer them other than potentially allergy-containing food. "I saw that you have a teal pumpkin, I'm here for the non-food treats, 'you can pull that out that bowl for that child". [Full Article...]

Breast cancer treatment: No chemotherapy for early detection

Breast cancer treatment: No chemotherapy for early detection As well as lumps, women should check for a change in the shape or size of the breast, a puckering or dimpling of the skin, a discharge from the nipples, change of nipple shape, redness or a rash on the skin or around the nipples, swelling in the armpits or collar bone area. [Full Article...]

Same-sex couple both carried baby in medical first

Same-sex couple both carried baby in medical first Through Effortless IVF , instead of placing the sperm and eggs into incubators, they go into an INVOcell. "The moment he was born, I just thought to myself, 'I felt like I was the most blessed person in the whole world because he is just ideal in every way", Bliss says. [Full Article...]

9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak

9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak Joseph's Medical Center, NorthJersey.com reports. The department can not confirm that the death of an individual who died Friday afternoon was related to the outbreak, officials said. The agency says the most recent individual became sick on or before October 22, which remains the last day when a patient showed new symptoms. The 227-bed, for-profit facility, which is closed to new patients, ha... [Full Article...]

First Pediatric Flu Related Death of Season in NYC

First Pediatric Flu Related Death of Season in NYC If you are pregnant, the flu is more risky for you. Influenza A viruses have predominated in the United States since the beginning of July 2018. Vaccines are also less effective against H3N2. Jeff Kwong, an epidemiologist and family physician with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Public Health Ontario in Canada, told National Public Radio.Heart attack?An influenza infectio... [Full Article...]

Vermont police departments collect unused prescription drugs

Vermont police departments collect unused prescription drugs Underwood issued earlier this week, 474.5 tons of unused medication were collected during the last National Prescription Drug Take Back Day , with almost 40,000 pounds of unused medication collected in NY alone. "Most of these abused drugs come from family and friends", Rachel O'Connor, director of the county Community Services Department, said. Most police departments in the River Valley and N... [Full Article...]

President Trump blames high cost of drugs on 'freeloading' countries

President Trump blames high cost of drugs on 'freeloading' countries Health Secretary Alex Azar said President Trump's bid to tie what the USA government pays for certain Medicare drugs to what other nations pay won't cripple innovation or access to vital treatments, even if the plan is one of Big Pharma's "ultimate nightmares". [Full Article...]

MI has four cases of suspected acute flaccid myelitis

MI has four cases of suspected acute flaccid myelitis The university's CLS program prepares students for a career as clinical laboratory scientists who will play a major role in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Lynn Sutfin is a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The disease is a rare but serious condition that can cause paralysis. [Full Article...]

FDA approves first new flu drug in almost 20 years

FDA approves first new flu drug in almost 20 years The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October. The medication is approved for people over the age of 12. Both treatments have been found to greatly reduce flu symptoms in about two days on average. Similar to Tamiflu, it needs to be taken within 48 hours of developing symptoms to be effective. [Full Article...]

FDA approves first new flu drug in 20 years

FDA approves first new flu drug in 20 years Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, told FOX Business previous year the reason for the massive outbreak-which was the worst since the 2009 swine flu pandemic-is because the virus had the dreaded H3N2 strain, which wasn't well-matched" with our current vaccines that were being distributed across the U.S. [Full Article...]

Griffen returning this week

Griffen returning this week It looked like it has for the last several years, Everson Griffen at practice. A police report described erratic behavior that included a threat of violence at a downtown Minneapolis hotel and a text message to his wife referencing suicide. [Full Article...]

BMT Thinks Pink in October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

BMT Thinks Pink in October for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sizes S-4X available. Stop by Station 3, 2155 Legends Way, any day in October to get your shirt. All proceeds go to the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation. "Everybody needs to know there's things they can do". Stage four breast cancer is when cancer that resides in the breasts migrates to other areas of the body. [Full Article...]

6 kids dead in adenovirus outbreak at N.J. hospital

Adenovirus is a family of viruses that typically impact young children and usually cause only mild illness, according to the Health Department. "This strain has been particularly associated with disease in communal living facilities ", the department said in a statement. [Full Article...]

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...]


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