Medicine


Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall
- May 30, 2018

The FDA's statement said that Allergan had identified the packaging mistake through a physician report. If the pills are taken out of sequence, the contraceptive may not work. The remaining four, which are meant to be taken during the final four days of each pack, do not have hormones. May 2019. The drug maker urged patients to consult their physicians if they think they are affected by the recall. (more...)
DOJ Report: Purdue Knew of Opioid Abuse After Releasing OxyContin
- May 30, 2018

At the same time , the company was aggressively marketing the drug as an alternative that was less attractive to drug abusers. Purdue Pharma had long maintained that it was not aware of the addictive nature of Oxycontin until many years later. (more...)
Vitamin and mineral supplements will not help your health, says study
- May 30, 2018

Only folic acid taken alone and B-vitamins with folic acid were found to have a potentially preventative effect against cardiovascular disease and stroke, however the team pointed out that the quality of the evidence for this was low to moderate. (more...)
Diet high in protein could help heart failure patients live longer Diet high in protein could help heart failure patients live longer
- May 30, 2018

Only proteins from fish and eggs were not associated with heart failure risk in this study, researchers said . Therefore, they measured the protein intake of these people who had suffered from heart failure. After account was taken of factors such as age and renal function, showed a huge difference between people who daily consume large amounts of protein and those who did not. (more...)
So, cockroach milk is the next big superfood, but we're not convinced
- May 30, 2018

Nevertheless, several companies have jumped on the cockroach milk bandwagon in the wake of that promising 2016 report, hoping to cash in on what they believe will be the next big food trend. Some foods that are considered superfoods are broccoli, blueberries, and salmon. More importantly, in 2016, researchers also stated that they had no evidence to prove that the said milk is safe for human consumption. (more...)
Australia's most unhealthy fast food spots revealed
- May 30, 2018

And now, the researchers want an urgent review of all the fast food chains of Australia or the sake of obesity prevention in the nation. Dominos Pizza scored an abysmal 3 out of 100. Subway came out on top in the rankings. They also call for the regular water than the high-sugar soft drinks and low-calorie meals for the kids to cut the sugar and calorie levels from their diet. (more...)
Most vitamin supplements are useless, according to new study
- May 30, 2018

The most popular vitamin supplements , including vitamin C and calcium, don't really have major health benefits, the study found. They found that multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C - the most common supplements - showed no advantage or added risk in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, heart attack, stroke or premature death. (more...)
Oxfam launches Ebola public awareness drive in DRC Oxfam launches Ebola public awareness drive in DRC
- May 30, 2018

Access there and to nearby Iboko is hard and efforts are still ongoing to put in place a so-called "cold chain" to maintain Ebola vaccine at between minus 60 and minus 80 degrees Celsius. In one of the more alarming developments in the outbreak to date, family members of two Ebola patients removed them from an isolation ward in Mbandaka on Monday night, walking them out of the hospital before putting them on the back of motorcycles. (more...)
South African firm sells insect milk as next superfood South African firm sells insect milk as next superfood
- May 29, 2018

However, even Ramaswamy himself is somewhat sceptical as to whether it will take off, stating "I don't think anyone is going to like it if you tell them, 'We extracted crystals from a cockroach and that is going to be food, '" so maybe we should just stick to more conventional dairy for now. (more...)
Is cockroach milk back as a superfood trend? Is cockroach milk back as a superfood trend?
- May 29, 2018

However, the consumption of cockroach milk is not entirely new and there are several celebrities who include critters in their diet. A research done by the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India claims that the "milk", produced by a specific type of roach called the "Pacific beetle cockroach" - which are found in Australia - is hugely rich in energy. (more...)
1 new Ebola death confirmed in DRC, bringing total to 12 1 new Ebola death confirmed in DRC, bringing total to 12
- May 29, 2018

The statement received from the health ministry also said that the province also has four new suspected cases of Ebola . Since the Ebola outbreak this year in Congo, health workers have done their best to identify as many cases of Ebola infection and to also find the people in contact with the infected patients. (more...)
'Cockroach milk' is latest superfood trend
- May 29, 2018

They also make ice cream with insect milk in case you're looking for something a little more sweet. While some health food fanatics may be tempted, trying to milk a common household cockroach will not produce any of this nourishing superfood . (more...)
Patient admitted with symptoms similar to Nipah virus at Goa hospital Patient admitted with symptoms similar to Nipah virus at Goa hospital
- May 29, 2018

Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane, told presspersons that it was still unclear whether the patient was suffering from Nipah disease and that they would get clarity once test results are verified at the National Institute of Virology in Pune. The Goa government has formed a committee, headed by the state's Health Secretary, to draw a protocol to deal with Nipah virus cases, if any, in the state. (more...)
Nipah Virus: Kerala man shifted to isolated ward in Goa
- May 29, 2018

Speaking to reporters, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said it was not clear whether the person was suffering from the Nipah disease or not and it would be clear after verification of the test results. The Goa government has formed a committee, headed by the state's Health Secretary, to draw a protocol to deal with Nipah virus cases, if any, in the state. (more...)
Forecast: A Bit Wet, But Warmer for Memorial Day Forecast: A Bit Wet, But Warmer for Memorial Day
- May 28, 2018

Lows will be a bit warmer, overnight . Meteorologists are predicting a warm and muggy Memorial Day , with a chance of showers later in the day. With the help of extremely sunny skies, Memorial Day in Northeast Ohio is going to be roasting as temperatures near historical records. (more...)
Science is basically telling you to lie-in this weekend Science is basically telling you to lie-in this weekend
- May 28, 2018

Researchers at Stockholm University and the Karolinska Institute - which is Sweden's most acclaimed medical university - have published a new study that links sleeping in on the weekend to living a regular lifespan. But before you cancel tomorrow's pre-breakfast workout in favour of some more bed time, it should also be noted that there were some limitations to the study, namely that participants were asked to recall their sleep patterns rather than being actually observed sleeping. (more...)
Hardest-hit Kentucky counties to receive more hepatitis A vaccines Hardest-hit Kentucky counties to receive more hepatitis A vaccines
- May 28, 2018

MPHD issued a health alert to health care providers in Nashville about the outbreak, a reminder about symptoms , and for providers to report cases to the Health Department. Other Hepatitis A outbreaks have also been occurring in several other states since early a year ago, including in Kentucky and Indiana. One will be held May 25, 2018 at the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. (more...)
Cheshire Wildlife Trust's mental health open days plays role in national week Cheshire Wildlife Trust's mental health open days plays role in national week
- May 28, 2018

Poverty and harsh life circumstances compound chances of occurrence of mental Illness, with people living below the poverty line estimated at 27 per cent in the UBOS Uganda National Households survey 2016/2017, it goes to show that the statistics of mentally ill persons can only be higher than reported. (more...)
Fitness challenge lands Hrithik Roshan in trouble with Mumbai Police Fitness challenge lands Hrithik Roshan in trouble with Mumbai Police
- May 27, 2018

Some users even informed the Mumbai Police by tagging them in their posts. "@iHrithik you should have done it in open ground rather than on busy road". Soon enough, the chain of challenging fitness idols started on Twitter , and celebrities like Virat Kohli , Anushka Sharma , Suresh Raina, Kidambi Srikanth, Mithali Raj and Randeep Hooda joined the fitness bandwagon. (more...)
Gov. Hutchinson fights to bring Lyme disease awareness to Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson fights to bring Lyme disease awareness to Arkansas
- May 27, 2018

A spray-on clothing treatment containing permethrin is good to use when in places where ticks are likely to be abundant, a United Kingdom release notes. A biologist with Mount Allison University says nowhere in the province is safe when it comes to ticks . The new study adds to evidence that the garments are indeed toxic to ticks , according to senior researcher Lars Eisen, of the U.S. (more...)