Medicine


Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters
- September 22, 2018

The deputies who were transporting the two women to a different facility in SC were saved, local law enforcement officials told ABC News late Tuesday. That's according to documents obtained from the State Law Enforcement Division concerning 45-year-old Windy Wenton and 43-year-old Nicolette Green. (more...)
Division of Public Health announces first West Nile Virus death since 2012 Division of Public Health announces first West Nile Virus death since 2012
- September 22, 2018

The Harris County Mosquito Control office is reporting some mosquitoes have tested positive for the West Nile Virus. The West Nile virus is being reported in various countries as infected birds make their annual migration across the northern hemisphere. (more...)
Flu-Fighting Facts - imperialbeachnewsca.com: Health And Wellness Flu-Fighting Facts - imperialbeachnewsca.com: Health And Wellness
- September 21, 2018

The CDC recommends that all seniors, 65 or older, get two vaccinations - Prevnar 13 and Pneumovax 23. Also, children who are being vaccinated for the first time are supposed to get two doses about four weeks apart, so it's important to get that going soon. (more...)
Two out of 101 children’s yoghurts in UK have low sugar levels Two out of 101 children’s yoghurts in UK have low sugar levels
- September 21, 2018

Scientists from the British University Lnds checked nearly 1000 of the most popular types of yoghurt , writes The Sun. Researchers analyzed more than 900 yogurt brands found in United Kingdom supermarkets and found that only 9% can be classed as low in sugar , containing less than five grams of sugar per 100 grams, while just 2% of children's yogurts are low in sugar . (more...)
‘Aspirin-a-day risky in old age’ - major study ‘Aspirin-a-day risky in old age’ - major study
- September 20, 2018

It may ultimately turn out that there are more benefits than risks in certain populations, said the study's lead author, John McNeil, a professor in the department of epidemiology and preventive medicine in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University in Melbourne. (more...)
Drowning victims in Horry sheriff van caught in flood waters are identified Drowning victims in Horry sheriff van caught in flood waters are identified
- September 20, 2018

Both women were declared dead last night, Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson told WPDE , though first responders were not immediately able to retrieve the van with their bodies in it. The investigation has been handed over to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the news release said. 'Just like you, we have questions we want answered'. (more...)
Cleansing Product Deliver Alters Shrimp one Microbiome to Reason Obesity Cleansing Product Deliver Alters Shrimp one Microbiome to Reason Obesity
- September 19, 2018

The surprising discovery was made by researchers from the University of Alberta who studied data from AllerGens' Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development or CHILD to investigate the link between cleaning products and overweight children. (more...)
Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk, says study Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk, says study
- September 18, 2018

The disappointing findings come from an extensive, randomised and controlled study that first began in 2010, known as the ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) trial. The lack of any positive benefit wasn't the only major finding from the ASPREE trial. "If you look at the new findings, at best it's neutral and at worst it increases the bleeding risk". (more...)
Here are the cool new watch faces on the Apple Watch 4 Here are the cool new watch faces on the Apple Watch 4
- September 18, 2018

After the recent presentation of Apple, where you showed all the new devices of the company, fans of "Apple products" there is a lot of questions about the lack of any progress in development, as well as some of the other highlights of the event. (more...)
Daily aspirin use in older adults can spark adverse outcomes
- September 17, 2018

It was called the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly ( ASPREE) trial . McNeil added that a small increase in deaths observed in the aspirin group, primarily from cancer, required further investigation as researchers can not rule out that it may be a chance finding. (more...)
IPhone Xs officially unveiled with 120Hz HDR screen and 512GB of storage IPhone Xs officially unveiled with 120Hz HDR screen and 512GB of storage
- September 14, 2018

If you're not already foaming at the mouth at the £999 starting price, you might also be interested to discover that the iPhone Xs represents the next era of Apple smartphones: it's the first IP68-rated iPhone; the one with the biggest screen (6.5in on the Max); has the biggest battery; and its display is fitted with a buttery-smooth 120Hz panel with HDR10 support. (more...)
E-cigarette use is an 'epidemic', FDA chief says E-cigarette use is an 'epidemic', FDA chief says
- September 13, 2018

Despite the fact that they can not legally be sold to anyone under 18, e-cigarettes - hand-held vaporizers that create aerosols from liquids typically packed with nicotine and other chemicals, often including flavorings - are now the most popular tobacco product among high school students, recent federal data shows. (more...)
Prince William to launch Mental Health at Work project in Bristol
- September 13, 2018

The survey of 44 ,000 workers by the charity Mind found that of those who suffered from mental health issues, only half have discussed the problem with their employer. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is launching a new initiative! " People spend more time there than nearly anywhere else, yet research shows that it's also the place where we're least comfortable talking about mental health". (more...)
Common Painkiller, Diclofenac, Associated With a Higher Risk of Heart Problems
- September 09, 2018

Diclofenac is the most commonly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ( NSAID ) in low, middle, and high income countries, and it is prescribed to millions of people in the United Kingdom every year. Because it would likely be unethical (and costly) to conduct the sort of large-scale randomised trial that could definitively confirm these suspicions, though, the Danish researchers behind the new paper opted for an unique sort of study. (more...)
Lack of train places one in 4 individuals in danger, WHO says Lack of train places one in 4 individuals in danger, WHO says
- September 08, 2018

The study which provides the most comprehensive global estimates of the prevalence and trends of physical activity to date, included 358 surveys from 168 countries totalling 1·9 million people. Experts say the results are concerning because they imply that federal health initiatives don't have a big impact on physical activity in Americans. (more...)
Time's up for Theranos: Blood-testing company to dissolve Time's up for Theranos: Blood-testing company to dissolve
- September 07, 2018

Back in June, Elizabeth Holmes , Theranos founder and the company's former president, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, were indicted by a federal grand jury in California on charges of wire fraud . Ms Holmes raised over $700m in funding for Theranos, but when she tried to pitch the technology to the US Department of Defense in 2012, her pitch was rejected due to the devices' unpredictable results. (more...)
12 passengers fall ill flying to Philadelphia from Europe after Mecca pilgrim 12 passengers fall ill flying to Philadelphia from Europe after Mecca pilgrim
- September 07, 2018

Kennedy International Airport after approximately 100 travellers reported feeling ill. "Nine passengers underwent additional medical screening at the site near the aircraft and were released afterwards", said the spokeswoman for Dubai-based Emirates . (more...)
AAP: All Kids 6 Months & Older Should Receive Flu Vaccine AAP: All Kids 6 Months & Older Should Receive Flu Vaccine
- September 06, 2018

However, doctors still recommend getting one. Usually, it takes two to three weeks from when you get your vaccine to build up your immune system and be protected from the disease. Following last year's particularly severe flu season, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recommending that all children aged 6 months and older get a flu shot as soon as the vaccines become available by the end of October. (more...)
First look at Captain Marvel in her iconic red-and-blue suit First look at Captain Marvel in her iconic red-and-blue suit
- September 06, 2018

But first, we have to see her origin story. On Wednesday, fans got their first look of Brie Larson in costume as Captain Marvel . "This is not a superhero who's ideal or otherworldly or has some godlike connection", says Boden, who's the MCU's first female director. (more...)
Claire Wineland: Cystic fibrosis activist dies at 21 Claire Wineland: Cystic fibrosis activist dies at 21
- September 06, 2018

Wineland experienced a stroke due to a blood clot on August 26 after undergoing a successful double lung transplant , according to the statement. Her family later chose to take the vlogger, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth, off life support. (more...)