Health Care

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...]

Flags at White House lowered again to half-staff after McCain's death

Flags at White House lowered again to half-staff after McCain's death Nothing will overcome the loss of Senator McCain , but so that generations remember him I will be introducing a resolution to rename the Russell building after him. John McCain ending his medical treatment. Typical practice is for flags to remain at half-staff through the day of interment. Trump and McCain clashed nearly from the moment Trump entered the 2016 presidential contest. [Full Article...]

Irish women rank in top 10 for global alcohol consumption

Irish women rank in top 10 for global alcohol consumption While the study's authors say that moderate drinking may safeguard people against heart disease , they found that the potential to develop cancer and other diseases offsets these potential benefits, as do other risks of harm. Ultimately, there is no "safe" level of alcohol consumption was the upshot. "There is no safe level of driving, but the government does not recommend that people avo... [Full Article...]

Cindy And Meghan McCain Mourn John McCain With Heartbreaking Tribute

Cindy And Meghan McCain Mourn John McCain With Heartbreaking Tribute On Aug. 24, McCain's family announced that he was discontinuing his cancer treatment. Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama issued a statement sending their "heartfelt condolences" to McCain's wife, Cindy and their family. [Full Article...]

Coconut oil is 'pure poison' - Harvard Prof

Coconut oil is 'pure poison' - Harvard Prof The wonder oil according to a professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public health , Karin Michels has been proven to be one of the worse substances to be eaten. Coconut oil also has a higher proportion of MCTs than most other fats or oils; however, there is a catch to the research. This may be due to its high content of a fatty acid known as lauric acid. [Full Article...]

Mom was Neanderthal: Fossil shows mix of humankind's cousins

Mom was Neanderthal: Fossil shows mix of humankind's cousins It is the first time a direct offspring of the two groups has ever been found. "But we didn't even hope that we will be able to detect a direct descendant of these two groups", says Vivian Elephant, a researcher from the Institute of evolutionary anthropology of max Planck in Leipzig. [Full Article...]

Former NYC health commissioner Tom Frieden arrested on sex charges

Former NYC health commissioner Tom Frieden arrested on sex charges It said she reported it in July. It is unclear if he has an attorney. He is now in NYPD custody and is expected to head to Brooklyn Criminal Court for arraignment. In the '90s, he led a program to control tuberculosis in a NY, lowering incidences whereby people were resistant to multiple drugs. He added that Vital Strategies had conducted an investigation in which every staff member of his t... [Full Article...]

No level of alcohol is safe

But in the 15-49 age bracket, alcohol emerged as the most lethal factor, responsible for more than 12 percent of deaths among men, the study found. The myth of moderate drinking Drinking occasionally or a glass or two of wine or beer everyday has been condoned for years as they have been assumed to offer health benefits. [Full Article...]

State reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year

State reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year The virus is spread to humans who are bitten by an infected mosquito. The virus has also infected people in Viotia, Halkidiki, Thessaloniki, Evia, Imathia, Pella, Corinth, Kilkis and Rethymno. Interior Health says people over 50 and those with compromised immune systems are more at risk, and the risk of contracting the disease is highest in July and August. [Full Article...]

West Nile virus found in Spokane County mosquitoes

West Nile virus found in Spokane County mosquitoes Most people with the virus have no clinical symptoms of illness, but some may become ill three to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. Dusk/dawn are the times of day you should try to stay indoors. If an animal is suspected of having WNV or EEE, owners are required to report to DAR, Division of Animal Health by calling 617-626-1795 and to the Department of Public Health (DPH) by cal... [Full Article...]


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