Health Care

Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060 — CDC Report

Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060 — CDC Report It shows "that as the USA population increases, the number of people affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will rise, especially among minority populations", CDC Director Robert Redfield, MD, said in a statement. "Although the primary risk factor for ADRD [Alzheimer's disease and related dementias] is age, race and ethnicity is also an important demographic risk factor", the s... [Full Article...]

No time for flu shot? Glynn County offers drive-thru vaccinations

No time for flu shot? Glynn County offers drive-thru vaccinations Influenza activity starts to increase in October and November. The age recommendation for Afluria Quadrivalent, an inactivated influenza vaccine, was changed from 18 years and older to 5 years and older. Dr. Frank Rhame, an infectious disease specialist with Allina Health, appeared on KARE-TV to talk about the flu and what we can expect this year. More than 80 percent of doses are created to pro... [Full Article...]

A Daily Dose of Aspirin May Be Dangerous for Healthy Seniors

A Daily Dose of Aspirin May Be Dangerous for Healthy Seniors The study involved more than 19,000 people ages 65 and older in the United States and Australia. "The use of low-dose aspirin resulted in a significantly higher risk of major hemorrhage and did not result in a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease than placebo", the researchers wrote in one of the papers. [Full Article...]

Drown After Horry Co. Sheriff's Van Swept Away By Flood Waters

Drown After Horry Co. Sheriff's Van Swept Away By Flood Waters Richardson says the women were being transported from a hospital in Horry County to medical facilities in Florence and Darlington. Asked how the women were restrained in the back of the van, Fox told CNN they were "seat belted". The two women have not yet been identified. The incident happened in the area of the Little Pee Dee River, which branches off from the Lumber River , in Mullins, Sout... [Full Article...]

Apple Watch likely to become medical device

Apple Watch likely to become medical device Other health features include improved heart rate monitoring and the ability to perform an electrocardiogram (ECG), which New Atlas reports will be enabled later in the year for USA customers. You can easily share the health information to your doctor from the Health app on your iPhone. " Here is the De Novo clearance letter obtained from FDA". [Full Article...]

Aspirin doesn't lower heart attack and stroke risks and can increase bleeding

Aspirin doesn't lower heart attack and stroke risks and can increase bleeding There is evidence that aspirin can help to prevent heart attacks and strokes in people with heart problems, and doctors had hoped that the same would be true for the general population. However in patients without these conditions, it should not be recommended, particularly in elderly where risk of bleeding is high. In fact, it's estimated that millions of people around the world now take a da... [Full Article...]

Intake Of Low Dose Of Aspirin Results In Risks Exceeding Benefits

It found similar survival rates as well as rates of disability, dementia, coronary heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes for the half taking 100mg of aspirin daily and the half taking a placebo. They noted however the escalated rate of bleeding in the team that accrued aspirin, as compared to the team that accrued a placebo. The "tentative finding" required further investigation as researche... [Full Article...]

The iPhone XS will make eSIM a mainstream mobile technology

The iPhone XS will make eSIM a mainstream mobile technology At 5.94 by 2.98 by 0.33 inches (HWD), the XR is between the size of the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus . Instead we'll compare the iPhone XS and XR. Early adopters might want to acquire it for bragging rights, but this year Apple's phone story is mostly about speeding up and optimizing what's already under the hood, rather than rolling out new goodies-so unless you opt for the bigger screen, yo... [Full Article...]

'Little justification' for prescribing diclofenac, researchers warn

A review by European health officials confirmed the finding , and said patients should no longer use diclofenac if they have a heart condition, or have previously suffered heart attacks or strokes . Events included irregular heart beat or flutter, ischaemic stroke, heart failure and heart attack. They found an increased rate of major adverse cardiovascular events within 30 days compare... [Full Article...]

Inactivity puts physical, mental health at risk

Inactivity puts physical, mental health at risk Additionally, low income countries are better off than high-income where the inactivity has increased more over the years. Levels of insufficient activity among adults varied widely across income groups, with 16 percent in low-income countries compared to 37 percent in high-income countries. [Full Article...]

Theranos bleeds dry, company to dissolve

Theranos bleeds dry, company to dissolve But that unraveled spectacularly under the scrutiny of Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou. In the email to shareholders , sent Tuesday, Theranos General Counsel and Chief Executive Officer David Taylor said the company is trying to negotiate a settlement with Fortress that would give the NY private-equity firm ownership of the company's patents but leave its remaining... [Full Article...]

Blood-Testing Firm Theranos to Dissolve

The company will seek to pay unsecured creditors its remaining cash in coming months, the Journal said , citing a shareholder email. To read on the go, sign up today to get biotech news and updates delivered right to your inbox! As the former CEO Elizabeth Holmes is facing fraud charges, the company has been mired in a myriad of scandals. [Full Article...]

Vice President Pence heads to Vermont for the weekend

Vice President Pence heads to Vermont for the weekend McCain had made clear he did not want Trump to attend his funeral services, and Trump had to be urged by aides to make a statement honor McCain and reordering the flags at half staff. Vice President Mike Pence is set to speak during the ceremony. John McCain will be given a formal funeral service on Saturday at Washington National Cathedral, where both Obama and his predecessor as USA pres... [Full Article...]

Officials investigating ‘cluster’ of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Surrey

Officials investigating ‘cluster’ of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Surrey No one answered the phone at the hotel Monday morning. It often grows and spreads in water systems like cooling towers, decorative fountains, plumbing systems and hot tubs that aren't cleaned properly. The flyer that informed them about the occurrences says the department notifies residents when there are two or more cases reported in a building during a 12-month period. [Full Article...]

Drug recalled over potentially life-threatening label mix-up

Drug recalled over potentially life-threatening label mix-up A 100 count bottle of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets has been found to containSpironolactone tablets which could result in increased potassium levels that could pose life-threatening situations to some people. Meanwhile, Hydrochlorothiazide is used "as the sole therapeutic agent or to enhance the effectiveness of other antihypertensive drugs in the more severe forms of hypertension". [Full Article...]

CDC: STD rates skyrocketing in United States

CDC: STD rates skyrocketing in United States Chlamydia was the worst offender with 1.7 million new cases, and about 45 percent of those to contract the STD were women between the ages of 15 and 24. "There's ways to do effective programs based on evidence and data", Frazer said at the briefing. "The explosion in STDs comes on the heels of years of cutbacks in federal funding", Harvey said. [Full Article...]

New Research Reveals Why Alcoholic Consumption Is Unhealthy

New Research Reveals Why Alcoholic Consumption Is Unhealthy Alcohol consumption ranked as the seventh-leading risk factor for premature death and holistic disabilities across the world in 2016. The study reports that 2.8 million deaths were attributed to alcohol use in 2016 alone. The University of Washington team said governments need to counter prevailing theories suggesting that modest alcohol use can be beneficial. So we may conclude from the diffe... [Full Article...]

In US Senate primary, Arizona Republicans compete over who loves Trump most

In US Senate primary, Arizona Republicans compete over who loves Trump most Jeff Flake , who is retiring after his fierce criticism of Trump made his political future in the state untenable. In an interview Tuesday with MSNBC's Kasie Hunt , Arpaio was asked if considered McCain, a war hero who died over the weekend following a long battle with brain cancer, to be a patriot. [Full Article...]

MAGA IN FLA: Trump-Backed Candidate Wins GOP Primary for Governor

MAGA IN FLA: Trump-Backed Candidate Wins GOP Primary for Governor His grassroots campaign mirrors that of Ocasio-Cortez, whose takedown of New York City goliath Rep. Joe Crowley sent shockwaves through the Democratic Party earlier this year. Meanwhile, in good news for both the Democrats and the nation, the deplorable Alan Grayson (remember him) has lost to Rep. Darren Soto in the Democratic primary in Florida's 9th congressional district. [Full Article...]

White House flag lowered again for McCain

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hitting the brakes on a push to rename the Senate's oldest office building for the late Sen. On the floor of the Senate, Republican Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia warned against anyone speaking ill of John McCain . [Full Article...]


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