Medicine


California becomes first U.S. state to ban animal fur products California becomes first U.S. state to ban animal fur products
- October 14, 2019

California joins New York, New Jersey, Illinois and Hawaii banning most animals from being used for entertaining in circuses. Second-hand fur products are exempt from the ban, as are fur products used by Native American tribes for spiritual or cultural purposes. (more...)
ME may be in for a severe flu season, experts say ME may be in for a severe flu season, experts say
- October 14, 2019

Morris said. We had two kids die in Washington from the flu a year ago. The flu caused more than 500,000 hospitalizations and about 34,000 to 61,000 deaths last season. The shot will not only protect the mother, but also provides protection to the baby after birth. The CDC said symptoms typically start about two days after a person is infected and a person can be considered contagious 3 to 4 days after the flu begins. (more...)
Thousands make strides against breast cancer Thousands make strides against breast cancer
- October 13, 2019

More than 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the United Kingdom, and one in eight United Kingdom women will develop breast cancer at some point in their life, with the risk increasing with age. Komen For the Cure. The requested label would read, "Dairy cheese contains reproductive hormones that may increase breast cancer mortality risk". "We've noticed other EMS services in Ontario wearing pink epaulettes on their shoulders for breast cancer awareness and research". (more...)
Owning a dog may lower your risk of an early death Owning a dog may lower your risk of an early death
- October 12, 2019

Researchers in this study compared the health outcomes of dog owners and non-owners after a heart attack or stroke using health data provided by the Swedish National Patient Register. That analysis was backed up by a separate Swedish study , which found that heart attack and stroke victims who own dogs have a lower risk of dying, particularly if they live alone. (more...)
State investigating 7 Legionnaire cases at suburban Detroit hospital State investigating 7 Legionnaire cases at suburban Detroit hospital
- October 12, 2019

Residents in "multiple states and North Carolina counties" have been affected, officials said. There were no other significant sources of aerosolized water - small droplets of water or mist that can be inhaled - at the event center, and no other ongoing potential sources of exposure identified, the health department said. (more...)
Investigation Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Turtles Investigation Notice: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Pet Turtles
- October 12, 2019

At least seven people have been hospitalized as a result of the Salmonella Oranienburg outbreak , though no deaths have been reported to date. Epidemiologic and traceback investigations point to contact with pet turtles as the likely source of the outbreak. (more...)
N.Y. Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule N.Y. Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Public Charge Rule
- October 12, 2019

Judge George B. Daniels issued a preliminary nationwide injunction , stopping the rule from taking effect on October 15. The White House budget office is also now reviewing a proposed Justice Department regulation that would allow the U.S.to deport immigrants deemed a "public charge" under the new guidelines of the USCIS rule that was blocked on Friday. (more...)
Texas reports first vape-related death as U.S. fatalities climb to 26 Texas reports first vape-related death as U.S. fatalities climb to 26
- October 12, 2019

The deaths were confirmed Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The guidance comes after MI announced the state's first death from vaping-related lung injury last week. Schuchat told reporters nationwide research suggested products containing THC, particularly those obtained off the street or from unknown sources, were linked to most of the cases and play a major role in the outbreak. (more...)
UC Berkeley STD rates rise with national trends UC Berkeley STD rates rise with national trends
- October 11, 2019

And, we came in at a close number 3, behind Texas and Nevada in cases of Congenital Syphilis. In particular, rates of four STDs have been on the rise. According to the CDC , half of all new STD cases each year are estimated to be contracted by young people between the ages of 15 and 24. Of the three illnesses, syphilis has seen the most dramatic gains. (more...)
California Fire Prompts Nearly 13,000 Evacuations, Threatens Homes and Thousands of Acres
- October 11, 2019

Interested in Wildfires? Add Wildfires as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Wildfires news, video, and analysis from ABC News. A number of colleges and other schools have closed Friday because of the fire, including California State University Northridge and Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar. (more...)
Pres Macron opens the Global Fund 6th Replenishment Conference Pres Macron opens the Global Fund 6th Replenishment Conference
- October 11, 2019

Rwanda has heeded Global Fund's appeal to raise at least $14 billion to step up the fight against AIDS , tuberculosis, and malaria by contributing $2.5 million (about Rwf2.3 billion). It is expected that the Global Fund will continue to invest a good proportion of this money to strengthen health systems, including building diagnostics capacities, surveillance systems and supply chains. (more...)
Department of Health offers free drive-thru flu shot clinic next month Department of Health offers free drive-thru flu shot clinic next month
- October 11, 2019

Epperson said that hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized for flu and thousands die from its complications every year. As flu season approaches, and many people decide whether or not to get a flu shot, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department wants to make sure everyone has the facts about the vaccine. (more...)
Global Fund raises $13.92 billion to fight AIDS, TB, Malaria
- October 10, 2019

A dozen heads of state and government, mostly from African countries, are attending the two-day conference. The French leader urged leaders to accelerate the donations in his opening speech. Anything more than the $13 billion pledged at the fund's last meeting three years ago in Montreal "will be considered a success", said an official in the French presidency. (more...)
Measures to combat children obesity outlined in report Measures to combat children obesity outlined in report
- October 10, 2019

Professor, Dame Sally Davies said there was not "magic bullet" to "solve the crisis" of childhood obesity , but said a "bold" approach was needed. 'The unavoidable fact is that over time our environment has become very unhealthy without us realising. (more...)
Low rates of vaccination among pregnant women leaves babies unprotected Low rates of vaccination among pregnant women leaves babies unprotected
- October 10, 2019

Only about a third of pregnant women said they received both the flu shot and the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines during pregnancy, though both vaccines have been proven safe and effective for pregnant women, CDC researchers said. (more...)
Nyeri County to offer free breast cancer checks for 30 days Nyeri County to offer free breast cancer checks for 30 days
- October 10, 2019

At each event, the foundation sponsors mammograms for 53 women. "To be able to help all these women is unbelievable". Women everywhere are wearing pink and sharing their story for national breast cancer awareness month. Nyeri Deputy Governor Caroline Karugu (right) is enlightened about breast cancer screening by radiographer Margaret Kagi (second right) at the Nyeri Referral Hospital yesterday . (more...)
What pregnant women need to know about the flu shot What pregnant women need to know about the flu shot
- October 10, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu vaccines can not cause flu illness. Getting vaccinated is the best way to avoid getting the flu. By getting a flu shot , pregnant women's risk of being hospitalized dropped by an average of 40%, and their infants younger than 6 months old saw a 72% decrease. (more...)
NY's First Vaping-Related Death Identified As 17-Year-Old Boy NY's First Vaping-Related Death Identified As 17-Year-Old Boy
- October 09, 2019

Sources said the individual died on October 4 after being taken to Montefiore Medical Center. It has been marketed to young people. About 20 people died nationwide for vaping-related illnesses, with thousands sick in what Cuomo described as a "public health crisis" on Tuesday. (more...)
Mental health education should start early in school, says Sadag Mental health education should start early in school, says Sadag
- October 09, 2019

The Employee Benefits/Health Shield Healthcare research 2019 , which surveyed 202 HR decision makers and influencers, also found that, among those respondents whose organisations do not now offer mental health support benefits, the majority are either aiming to introduce them in the next 12 months (50%), or are in the process of designing a mental health support strategy (41%). (more...)
Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay man $8bn over breast growth Johnson & Johnson ordered to pay man $8bn over breast growth
- October 09, 2019

A sign is posted at the Johnson & Johnson campus on 26 August 2019 in Irvine, California. A Philadelphia jury has directed United States drug firm Johnson & Johnson to pay $8 billion to a man who claims to have developed breasts by using the drugs manufactured by the company, according to a report in Forbes. (more...)