Health Care

In 3 U.S. Adults Eat Fast Food Each Day

In 3 U.S. Adults Eat Fast Food Each Day The researchers found that 31.7 percent lower-income adults, 36.4 percent of middle-income adults and 42.0 percent of higher-income adults consume alcohol on a given day, showing how the percentage of people who are eating fast food increases as income level does. [Full Article...]

'Drunk' birds wreak havoc on Minnesota city

'Drunk' birds wreak havoc on Minnesota city Gilbert Police Chief Ty Techar wrote on Facebook that he received about a dozen calls about "birds that appear to be under the influence , flying into windows, cars and acting confused". "Birds actually do get literally intoxicated when they eat berries that have started fermenting, and that does lead to drunken behavior", she told the outlet. [Full Article...]

AM Nick wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now

AM Nick wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now Dr Anthony Nsiah -Asare, Director General of Ghana Health Service, has said breast cancer remains a major public health burden for the global community - the cancer considered universal among women worldwide. However, there are other, more important, factors for determining risk including: family history, age, race and reproductive history. Breast cancer can occur in women with all levels of den... [Full Article...]

NJ surfer dies of 'brain-eating amoeba'

NJ surfer dies of 'brain-eating amoeba' However, such as in the case of Stabile, Naegleria fowleri can be contracted when contaminated water enters the body through the nose, either in a chlorinated swimming pool water or if one uses contaminated tap water to rinse their sinuses. [Full Article...]

Limiting kids' screen time improves brain function

Limiting kids' screen time improves brain function National Institute of Health. A Canadian research team looked at data from 4,500 United States children ages 8 to 11 and compared the kids' self-reported screen use to their performance on a test that measures markers of brain development. [Full Article...]

Surfer dies from brain eating amoeba after visiting Waco, Texas, resort

Surfer dies from brain eating amoeba after visiting Waco, Texas, resort Stabile, whose family said he was an avid outdoorsman who loved to surf, had been at the park on vacation. Stabile returned to New Jersey and began suffering from a headache on September 16, according to the family's GoFundMe page . "Our hearts and prayers are with his family, friends and the New Jersey surf community during this hard time", owner Stuart E. Parsons Jr. told the Waco Tribune . [Full Article...]

James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize in Medicine

James Allison, Tasuku Honjo win Nobel Prize in Medicine Both laureates studied proteins that prevent the body and its main immune cells, known as T-cells, from attacking tumor cells effectively. Releasing the brake allowed immune cells to attack tumors, he found. "For more than 100 years, scientists attempted to engage the immune system in the fight against cancer". "Until the discoveries made by the 2018 Medicine Laureates, progress into clinical de... [Full Article...]

Deadly Flu Season Spurs New Push for Vaccinations

Deadly Flu Season Spurs New Push for Vaccinations Like with every year, this year's flu vaccine has changed and been updated to hopefully better protect people against the flu . "We know there are very, very few contraindiciations to flu vaccine", Burstein said. Local pharmacies, doctors' office, schools and more offer little or no-cost vaccines at convenient locations across the county. The 2018-2019 flu vaccines will protect against th... [Full Article...]

Amazon users report Alexa breakdowns with connectivity

Amazon users report Alexa breakdowns with connectivity It connects wirelessly to existing Echo devices and basically adds a big thump to your audio setup, making it suitable for a basic home theater system. The Echo input can be connected with any of the regular speakers with the help of a 3.5mm connector. Let me introduce with all the new devices of Amazon . [Full Article...]

80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

80,000 people died of flu last winter in US Tens of thousands of American deaths last winter are believed to have been caused by the flu and its related complications, officials said Tuesday, making it the most severe season in at least four decades. That means the vaccine reduced a person's overall risk of having to seek medical care for flu at a doctor's office by 40 percent. It eclipses the estimates for every flu season going back t... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Apologizes to Klobuchar after Exchange about Drinking

Kavanaugh Apologizes to Klobuchar after Exchange about Drinking Kavanaugh appeared before the Judiciary Committee to face questions over an allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman, Christine Blasey Ford , while the two were teenagers in 1982. "Whatever else he was saying, there's no doubt that he was a heavy drinker and he told the exact opposite statement", Brown said "So his lies, I think, are relatively well-proved and I hope the Federal Bureau of In... [Full Article...]

Reducing screen time boosts children's brains

Reducing screen time boosts children's brains Dr. Eduardo Esteban Bustamante , an assistant professor of kinesiology and nutrition at the University of IL at Chicago who was not directly involved in the research, suggested that the study's findings about screen time may reflect interruption of important childhood growth cycles involving stress related to physical activity and recovery from sleep . [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination To Get First Vote In Senate Judiciary Committee

Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination To Get First Vote In Senate Judiciary Committee We all know why: Kavanaugh does not want the one person Ford claims was in the room during the sexual assault - the one person who probably knows the most about Kavanaugh's general conduct at the time, which Kavanaugh has falsified with his choirboy routine - to face serious questioning by the Federal Bureau of Investigation or cross examination by Judiciary Committee Senators. [Full Article...]

Judiciary to Vote on Kavanaugh Friday But His Confirmation Is Still Uncertain

Judiciary to Vote on Kavanaugh Friday But His Confirmation Is Still Uncertain Trump had canceled today's planned meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein so as to free up his time to watch the hearing at which one of Kavanaugh's accusers, Christine Blasey Ford , testified. Cornyn explained her absence, saying there was "some frustration among the senators that they thought there were arguments that needed to be made, that she frankly was not equipped to make ". [Full Article...]

WHO sees Ebola "perfect storm" in Congo

WHO sees Ebola The outbreak, the 10th in DRC's history, has killed 100 people since being declared on August 1 in the eastern part of North Kivu, the agency said. Ebola has claimed 100 lives since the deadly virus outbreak started almost two months ago in North Kivu, a north-eastern border region where more than 100 armed groups operate. [Full Article...]

Vikings Concerned About Everson Griffen Following Hotel Incident

Vikings Concerned About Everson Griffen Following Hotel Incident He was eventually transported by ambulance to an area hospital for his well-being, despite jumping out of the vehicle at one point during a brief stop for crossing deer. Pico called Griffen paranoid and prone to repeating himself. Griffen was said to have broken into the home of a fellow player after he left the hotel. [Full Article...]

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...]


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