Health Care

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce As a precautionary measure, AVA added that consumers who have bought romaine lettuce and are uncertain where the vegetable was sourced from should throw the lettuce away. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine. Most people suffering from E. coli infections "recover completely on their own", the Public Health Agency of Canada said. [Full Article...]

Do not eat romaine lettuce following E.coli outbreak — CDC

Do not eat romaine lettuce following E.coli outbreak — CDC The CDC said it had not identified a "common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand of romaine lettuce". Retailers and restaurants also should not serve or sell any until more is learned about the outbreak. The CDC says it's calling for people across the U.S.to avoid romaine lettuce because it has not yet identified the source of the contaminated green. [Full Article...]

This week is Antibiotic Awareness Week

This week is Antibiotic Awareness Week Moeti stated that patients should never demand nor share antibiotics and only use them when prescribed by a certified healthcare professional. Understand that it is possible to pass on antibiotic-resistant bacteria to others - friends, family and other people in the community. [Full Article...]

Would Two Flu Shots Protect Me Better Than One?

Would Two Flu Shots Protect Me Better Than One? Flu season typically peaks December through March. Health professionals urge people to get vaccinated. Symptoms of flu, which is spread by coughs and sneezes or touching surfaces on which germs have landed, include fever, chills, headaches, aches and pains in joints and muscles and extreme tiredness. [Full Article...]

Uganda vaccinates front-line health operatives against Ebola

Uganda vaccinates front-line health operatives against Ebola Eric Mukuma, a health zone coordinator for the aid group CARE, wrote in an editorial in the Guardian newspaper.Some patients have also fled treatment centers, carrying the virus with them. Healthcare responders may consider vaccinating broader populations in place of the current vaccination strategy, which focuses on vaccinating people who have been exposed to Ebola patients. [Full Article...]

Early rising women at lower risk of breast cancer

Early rising women at lower risk of breast cancer Dr Rebecca Richmond , from Bristol, said: 'We would like to do further work to investigate the mechanisms underpinning these results, as the estimates obtained are based on questions related to morning or evening preference rather than actually whether people get up earlier or later in the day. [Full Article...]

FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl

FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl On Friday, new statistics released by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration found the number of opioid overdose deaths in the United States reached a new record past year with 72,000 deaths - about 200 per day. For this reason, the Department of Defense (DoD) worked closely with the sponsor on the development of this new medicine. In one study, the pill provided about the same pain relief to ... [Full Article...]

US midterm vote likely to draw historic numbers to the polls

US midterm vote likely to draw historic numbers to the polls A slim Republican majority in the House would also present challenges, likely inflaming simmering intraparty disputes. In 2006, George W Bush lost 30 seats to Nancy Pelosi's Democrats. Trump campaigned with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who is in a tight race with Democrat Stacey Abrams for the governor's office. True, incumbent senators from the opposition party tend to win reelect... [Full Article...]

Open enrollment underway for health insurance plans

Open enrollment underway for health insurance plans Yet the other move - a proposed rule unveiled Monday - could bolster ACA marketplaces by sending millions of people with job-based coverage there, armed with tax-free money from their employers to buy individual plans. "Fully funding Navigator and outreach programs will vastly improve consumers' ability to cut through the confusion and enroll in the coverage they need". [Full Article...]

UK Government to introduce digital services tax

UK Government to introduce digital services tax According to the finance minister, the tax will be created to ensure that established tech giants and not startups were shouldering the burden. The proposed scheme, which is set to take effect in April 2020, would require companies such as Alphabet Inc. [Full Article...]

Breast Cancer Care launches Alexa tool to help women spot key signs

Breast Cancer Care launches Alexa tool to help women spot key signs In such instances, cancer may already have spread to other parts of their bodies, or metastasized, before they are even diagnosed, greatly reducing their likelihood of surviving the disease. The charity Breast Cancer Care wants to change that. "And I had to say no-that lead-time bias could completely explain the difference between the two [groups of patients]", he added. [Full Article...]

Eight children dead after adenovirus outbreak at medical centre in New Jersey

Eight children dead after adenovirus outbreak at medical centre in New Jersey The department said later Monday there have been 26 adenovirus cases confirmed at the center. It is awaiting laboratory confirmation of adenoviruses in a child who died Friday. "Deeply saddened to report a 9th death from the Wanaque outbreak". This strain of adenovirus has been associated with communal living. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is assisting with the outbreak at the... [Full Article...]

Cavaliers' Love misses second straight game with sore foot

Cavaliers' Love misses second straight game with sore foot Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love will miss Thursday's game at the Detroit Pistons with left foot soreness, but the injury isn't considered serious, a league source told Amico Hoops. Cleveland is being outscored by 12.8 points per 100 possessions (which is the worst in the NBA ), and they are in the bottom six in effective field goal percentage, true shooting percentage and assist... [Full Article...]

Organic Foods May Cut Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer

Organic Foods May Cut Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer The scientists focused on 16 different organic food and beverage products, including fruits and vegetables, soy-based foods, eggs , dairy, grains, meat and fish, among others. It's true that previous research , including one of Chavarro's own studies , have shown a correlation between organic food consumption and pesticide levels in urine, so the assumption is not incorrect. [Full Article...]

Faith and family help woman 'Make Strides Against Breast Cancer'

Faith and family help woman 'Make Strides Against Breast Cancer' By the time the cancer reveals itself through the swelling and reddening of the victim's breast, the disease has reached Stage 3 and is poised to spread. With support and donations from many Oxford businesses and campus organizations, the event raises money for the North Mississippi Cancer Center. That is why in the midst of fun runs, pink shirts and cries for awareness, people need to focus the... [Full Article...]

Polio-like illness leaves healthy, active toddler paralyzed

Polio-like illness leaves healthy, active toddler paralyzed Sunita Venkateswaran, a pediatric neurogologist with the children's hospital. They've been seeing an increase in cases since 2014. "I know many parents want to know what the signs and symptoms are that they should be looking for in their child". [Full Article...]

Six Children Dead in Viral Outbreak at New Jersey Pediatrics Center

There have been 18 cases of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of NY, the New Jersey Health Department said in a statement. The department is not releasing exact ages of any patients because of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and privacy reasons, Kirgan said. [Full Article...]

Former pop idol campaigns for breast cancer checks

Former pop idol campaigns for breast cancer checks The Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is also dubbed "Pink October". The Knoxville Post Office, located at 1237 East Weisgarber Road, will host an event to promote breast cancer awareness and celebrate the success of the first semipostal stamp, the Breast Cancer Research Stamp. [Full Article...]

Biden rallies union for Democrats in tight Nevada races

Biden rallies union for Democrats in tight Nevada races President Donald Trump is headed to Nevada on Saturday to cap off a three-day tour of Western states in an effort to galvanize voters ahead of next month's midterm elections. "Open up! It's the Proud Boys in here", one person says, referring to the far-right hate group involved in a brawl in Manhattan last weekend. Biden's swipe at Republican President Donald Trump came as he spoke at a Demo... [Full Article...]

OC Health Care Agency reports season's first influenza case

OC Health Care Agency reports season's first influenza case First, college students are more susceptible to the flu and other illnesses than other populations. A person infected with the influenza virus may exhibit some or all of the symptoms. A 20 percent efficacy means that among those who've been vaccinated, 20 percent fewer will get the flu compared to those who are unvaccinated. The seasonal flu jab is offered as a free nasal spray to 2 and 3 year o... [Full Article...]


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