Medicine


Many in US take meds with depressive side effects Many in US take meds with depressive side effects
- June 15, 2018

Others on the list included those available with a prescription and included beta blockers , anticonvulsants, ACE inhibitors, and hormonal birth control. Olfson and his collaborators wanted to find out if people who take these drugs are any more or less likely to actually be depressed. Similar associations were found among the participants who were taking medications that have suicidal symptoms as a potential side effect. (more...)
Erectile dysfunction linked to increased risk of heart disease Erectile dysfunction linked to increased risk of heart disease
- June 15, 2018

One reason is because scientists took into account other factors like smoking , blood pressure and cholesterol and still found a major connection. For this study, the investigators tracked the heart health of about 1,900 men, ages 60 to 78, with and without vascular-related impotence. (more...)
University Of North Carolina Study Explains Why People Get 'Hangry' University Of North Carolina Study Explains Why People Get 'Hangry'
- June 14, 2018

Results showed that people who were hungry and saw the negative image first were more likely to guess that the ambiguous picture was something negative or unpleasant. "The idea here is that the negative images provided a context for people to interpret their hunger feelings as meaning the pictographs were unpleasant", said Jennifer MacCormack, the study's lead author. (more...)
Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone
- June 14, 2018

Zinzow is working with colleagues in psychology and civil engineering on a study of viral social media challenges in the United States and India and how they are connected to adolescents' participation in self-harming and suicidal behavior. (more...)
Idaho child diagnosed with plague Idaho child diagnosed with plague
- June 14, 2018

That would only happen through close proximity to someone suffering from the variation of the disease known as pneumonic plague. Ken Gage, a researcher focused on vector-borne disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , told NPR in 2014 that there are a number of rodents in the American West that are susceptible to plague. (more...)
Americans' Obsession With Sugar Starts in Infancy Americans' Obsession With Sugar Starts in Infancy
- June 14, 2018

That is the equivalent of a Snickers. Parents of more than 80% of kids aged six to 23 months reported their children consumed at least some added sugar on a given day. It is the easiest way to supply the energy, however added sugars come with the catch - the "sugar tolerance" will be formed eventually. Energy and protein bars can also contain a lot of sugar, and it's also found in the condiments we add to foods: each tablespoon of ketchup contains one teaspoon of sugar. (more...)
People encouraged to donate blood People encouraged to donate blood
- June 14, 2018

The American Red Cross is launching a nationwide campaign to boost blood donations . "This blood is used by every person living in this country who needs a transfusion during an operation or after being involved in an accident", Mlambo says. (more...)
Your stressful office is making you hangry Your stressful office is making you hangry
- June 13, 2018

Not everyone's emotions seemed to be skewed by their hunger; in fact, most remained neutral judges of the images. The research team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ran two online experiments with about 400 participants. (more...)
Mind-blowing Stocks: Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) Mind-blowing Stocks: Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC)
- June 13, 2018

EVHC maintained activity of relative volume at 21.19. Generally speaking, if the indicator rises above -20, the shares may be overbought. Being a trend following, lagging indicator, as the moving average always lags price action, they are used in order to confirm trends, once the latter have begun. (more...)
U.S. Babies, Toddlers Eat Way Too Much Added Sugar, Study Finds
- June 13, 2018

Eating too much foods containing added sugar has been associated with a number of health problems such as obesity , diabetes , cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and even some cancers. By 19 to 23 months, 99% of children ate an average of over seven teaspoons of added sugar on a given day. The body processes all types of sugars in the same way, but those added to food are believed to be more harmful. (more...)
Private equity firm to buy Envision Healthcare for $5.57B Private equity firm to buy Envision Healthcare for $5.57B
- June 13, 2018

Baird. Reuters reported last month that KKR and USA hospital operator HCA Healthcare Inc had joined forces to make an offer for Envision, with the move aimed at giving HCA and KKR an edge over buyout firms, which were also pursuing Envision. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi completes #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge posed by Virat Kohli, watch video PM Narendra Modi completes #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge posed by Virat Kohli, watch video
- June 13, 2018

He also invited table-tennis player Manika Batra and the entire fraternity of IPS officers to take the challenge. "The entire fraternity of courageous IPS officers, especially those above 40", Modi added. This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating. The fitness challenge has been doing the rounds on social media platform Twitter where Minister of State for youth affairs and sports, Rajyavardhan Rathore, had first invited Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and ... (more...)
Arizona woman in Spain left paralyzed by rare disorder
- June 13, 2018

The harmful disorder battles the nervous system. Dunn woke up paralyzed from what turned out to be Guillain-Barre Syndrome . University of Arizona honors college student Kara Dunn suddenly became sick on June 5. The family is asking for $50,000 on the GoFundMe page and they are now in Spain with her. Insurance would be able to cover for most of her treatment back in the USA but it wouldn't cover the flight back to the US. (more...)
Charlotte Caldwell considering taking son Billy back to Canada
- June 12, 2018

Immigration authorities have confiscated potentially life-saving cannabis medication after a mother and her epileptic son returned from a 7,000 mile weekend round trip to collect it. "The reason they don't do it is that it can cause really bad side-effects - they wean them down slowly". The Caldwells are also being supported by elected representatives, with Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Órfhlaith Begley accompanying Ms Caldwell to the meeting with Mr Hurd. (more...)
How often to clean kitchen towels to avoid getting sick, E. coli How often to clean kitchen towels to avoid getting sick, E. coli
- June 12, 2018

Coliforms ( Escherichia coli ) was found to be higher in humid towels, multipurpose towels and in towels from families having non-vegetarian diets. Those used for a range of purposes, such as for wiping utensils, wiping and cleaning surfaces, and drying hands, were found to have higher amount of bacteria compared with single use towels. (more...)
‘Nipah virus has been contained, no need to run away from it’ ‘Nipah virus has been contained, no need to run away from it’
- June 12, 2018

Kolkata: Union Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Choubey, Saturday said that the Nipah virus has been contained and there was no need to run away from Kerala , from where several deaths were reported. The May 24 advisory was withdrawn a day after the government lifted the high alert sounded in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. District administration has made a decision to reopen the educational institutions which were remaining closed in the wake of Nipah virus outbreak, on ... (more...)
Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees
- June 12, 2018

Some of the oldest and largest baobabs in SA, Zimbabwe‚ Namibia‚ Botswana and Zambia have died abruptly in the past decade‚ says a team of global researchers. Baobab trees commonly form multiple stems, and though the walls of these stems, or trunks, can hold large amounts of water, numerous stems are hollow. (more...)
Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter
- June 12, 2018

When Jessica Griffin's 5-year-old daughter Kailyn Kirk went to sleep the night of June 5, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. "She woke up to get ready to go to daycare and as soon as her feet hit the floor, she fell", Ms Griffin told MS News. (more...)
Epileptic boy's mother barred from bringing cannabis oil into UK
- June 12, 2018

Billy made history when he became the first person in the United Kingdom to be prescribed medicinal cannabis by the health service, and Charlotte's bold move presents a dilemma to the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, who will have to decide how to respond. (more...)
The life-threatening danger of erectile dysfunction
- June 12, 2018

The findings, derived from almost 2,000 men, back up an array of evidence in recent years that has shown a link between ED and heart disease . In the latest study, Dr. The participants were of various ethnic, racial, and geographic backgrounds. Over four years, 115 men had a serious heart problem, such as heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest. (more...)