Health Care

Confirmed Measles Case in Multnomah County

Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement that the outbreak in Clark County "creates an extreme public health risk" that could spread throughout the state. Health officials in southwestern Idaho are warning medical care providers to be on the lookout for symptoms of measles because of an outbreak in western Washington that has sickened at least 26 people. [Full Article...]

Hedgehogs 'probably' to blame for salmonella outbreak; stop snuggling them — CDC

Hedgehogs 'probably' to blame for salmonella outbreak; stop snuggling them — CDC These germs can then spread to their living spaces, toys, and bedding, which can make caretakers sick. Pet experts say hedgehogs should have room to roam, as they can become depressed or fat without that. If not treated immediately and properly with the right antibiotics, the salmonella infection could prove to be deadly at rare occasions. Since there is a greater risk of salmonella comp... [Full Article...]

What is antimicrobial resistance and how can it be…

What is antimicrobial resistance and how can it be… The new United Kingdom strategy, backed by the prime minister, will see the government adopt a 20-year plan with targets to reduce infection and antibiotic use among humans and in livestock and pets. We are looking to boost our understanding of and action in this area by recruiting a specialist in environmental science to our Independent Scientific Group in the near future. [Full Article...]

Measles outbreaks make 2018 a near-record year for US

Measles outbreaks make 2018 a near-record year for US The Clark County Public Health said Thursday the people newly confirmed to have measles have stayed home, preventing additional exposures to the public. The Portland, Oregon , area, just across the Columbia River from Clark County, is one of those hotspots. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 17 separate outbreaks contributing to that country's 2018 ... [Full Article...]

NC health department confirms 23 flu deaths so far this season

NC health department confirms 23 flu deaths so far this season The number of New Yorkers hospitalized by the flu during the past week was 786 a 12% increase from the last report. A cumulative rate of 14.8 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations per 100,000 population was reported. Hu says. Needless to say, many of us prefer to rely on "natural" remedies and avoid any side effects from prescription medicines in any health concern. [Full Article...]

Post-menopausal women who consume fried food face higher fatality risk

Post-menopausal women who consume fried food face higher fatality risk Eating fried chicken every day increased the risk of death by 13 per cent and the risk of heart-related death by 12 per cent. However, CNN noted that the study has its limitations after interviewing a number of experts on the matter. The findings, published in The BMJ , showed that after taking into account other potentially influential factors such as lifestyle and overall diet quality, regu... [Full Article...]

Canadian report outlines health benefits in lean red meats

Canadian report outlines health benefits in lean red meats The new Canada Food Guide has been published. The 2015 report also says dairy products were Canadians' "major" source of calcium. "The logic is: 'I can't afford and I don't have time to only eat fresh product. "We really needed to keep that distance for any perceived or real conflict of interest", Hutchinson said. Asked about Health Canada's warning against deli meats in particular, Mary Ann B... [Full Article...]

Gum infection could be linked to Alzheimer’s, study says

Gum infection could be linked to Alzheimer’s, study says He hopes the test will allow researchers to monitor the effectiveness of new treatments before people have started to experience symptoms, by measuring how levels of the protein are affected . People with Alzheimer's are more susceptible to getting infections in their brains , so it may be that the gum disease bacteria and the toxic proteins they secrete are a by-product of Alzheimer's rather ... [Full Article...]

King County investigates first measles case after outbreak in SW Washington

Because measles is among the most highly contagious of all infectious diseases, it flares up in areas with low vaccination rates, Peter J. Hotez, a professor of pediatrics and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, told the the Washington Post . [Full Article...]

Meat group says New Zealand already adopting diet recommendations

Meat group says New Zealand already adopting diet recommendations Human diets inextricably link health and environmental sustainability and have the potential to nurture both. "Current diets are pushing the Earth beyond its planetary boundaries, while causing ill health". "It goes to the extreme to create maximum attention, but we must be more responsible when making serious dietary recommendation", said Alexander Anton, secretary general of the European Dai... [Full Article...]

'Hacker' claims 2014 polls were rigged

'Hacker' claims 2014 polls were rigged A day after a self-proclaimed cyber expert alleged that EVMs can be hacked and the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were rigged, the Election Commission on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Delhi Police, asking it to register an FIR against him for his claims which, it said, can "create fear" in the minds of the public. [Full Article...]

First flu death reported in New Hampshire

First flu death reported in New Hampshire The health agency said that 12 of those who have died, or 55 percent, were known to be vaccinated against the flu . He said separate isolation wards for management of Influenza A H1N1 cases have been established at three government medical colleges (GMCs), 22 district hospitals and 41 sub-divisional hospitals of the state. [Full Article...]

Gov. DeSantis makes announcement about smokable medical marijuana

Gov. DeSantis makes announcement about smokable medical marijuana Ron DeSantis presented a reprieve Thursday, announcing he has demanded the state legislature to repeal the ban on smokable marijuana. Erdan, who heads a committee of Israeli government ministers charged with countering the Airbnb decision , last month sent letters to five governors in the United States, including DeSantis, urging them to express their opposition to the Airbnb decision and to... [Full Article...]

Red meat report criticised by industry

Red meat report criticised by industry The EAT-Lancet Commission brought together 37 experts from 16 countries specialising in health, nutrition, environmental sustainability, economics and politics. They are allowed more chicken (up to 58g a day), as well as fish and seafood (up to 100g). "We've also seen in the USA that red meat consumption has come down 40% since it peaked in 1970, which is a big change". [Full Article...]

Man Treated In Dublin Hospital After Injecting Himself With Own Semen

Man Treated In Dublin Hospital After Injecting Himself With Own Semen Ultimately, this man developed a subcutaneous abscess after intravenously injecting his own semen in an attempt to treat longstanding back pain. "He had devised this " cure " independent of any medical advice". The man insisted he had been injecting his own semen for the last 18 months himself after buying a hypodermic needle online. The man's condition did not improve despite his semen in... [Full Article...]

Man, 33, injected himself with his own SEMEN to treat back pain

The patient had presented complaining of sudden and severe lower-back pain. It states he had injected one monthly " dose " of semen for 18 consecutive months using a hypodermic needle which had been purchased online. The semen, according to the case report, had leaked into soft tissues. The man was hospitalised and received a course of intravenous antibiotics to treat the cellulitis . [Full Article...]

Rand Paul scheduled to have hernia surgery in Canada after 2017 attack

Rand Paul scheduled to have hernia surgery in Canada after 2017 attack The filing in Paul's lawsuit against Rene Boucher says the senator will travel to Ontario for outpatient surgery scheduled later this month. While Shouldice Hernia Hospital is privately owned - like many Canadian hospitals - it receives a majority of its funding from the Ontario government and accepts the Ontario's Hospital Insurance Plan . [Full Article...]

Uri Day 3 in overseas

Uri Day 3 in overseas Uri: The Surgical Strike is an Indian action film based on the fictional 2016 Indian Army's surgical strikes on Pakistan Administered Kashmir as a retaliation for the Uri attack. 20.63 crore. But since yesterday, the kind of reaction we have received is really overwhelming. Day 3 [today] should be bigger. Growth on Day 2 [vis-à-vis Day 1]: 51.59%... [Full Article...]

A Much Milder Flu Season This Year Featured font size +

A Much Milder Flu Season This Year Featured font size + More than 6 million people have been sick with influenza this season, according to data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , but IL numbers show this season, so far, hasn't been as severe as last year's. The health agency also released new estimates of how the flu season is playing out. The flu bug has officially spread across the state of Iowa. " According to... [Full Article...]

New study recommends a daily maximum for dietary fiber intake

New study recommends a daily maximum for dietary fiber intake Commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), the study aimed to develop new recommendations for optimal daily fibre intake to see what types of carbohydrates provide the best protection against things such as NCDs and weight gain. [Full Article...]


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