Medicine


Woman Mistakes Wasabi for Avocado and Develops Woman Mistakes Wasabi for Avocado and Develops "Broken Heart Syndrome"
- September 26, 2019

The woman ate large amounts of what she thought was avocado dip only to realize it was wasabi paste. Nearly immediately, she felt "sudden pressure" in her chest before it traveled to her arms and legs, according to the report. It's called broken heart syndrome because it causes heart muscle failure, triggered by any kind of stressful episode. The case study was written by medics at the Soroka University Medical Center in Beer Sheva, Israel, who also highlighted the benefits of moderate ... (more...)
Demi Moore opens up about turbulent years with Ashton Kutcher Demi Moore opens up about turbulent years with Ashton Kutcher
- September 25, 2019

Ashton had encouraged me to go in this direction. I started having a family at 25, and so most of those early years were already focused on being extremely responsible. Despite all she's gone through, Moore has an attitude of gratitude. I have no interest in blaming or villainizing anyone. Moore and Kutcher split in the midst of reports that Kutcher cheated on Moore. (more...)
Doniphan County Health Department to hold flu vaccine clinics Doniphan County Health Department to hold flu vaccine clinics
- September 25, 2019

We all know that the flu season is unpredictable, but there are already clues that the upcoming flu season may be another epidemic season. She stressed getting the flu vaccine every single year is recommended for everyone 6 months and older, "and that's the best step to try and protect yourself against flu". (more...)
Flu season is upon Baltimore, so get vaccinated, expert says Flu season is upon Baltimore, so get vaccinated, expert says
- September 25, 2019

Those Albertans who do not plan on getting the vaccine said they believe they don't need it, that it's ineffective, or that it can have negative side effects, the poll found. To schedule your flu vaccine, contact your provider, or use this vaccine finder (link is external ) to locate a clinic or pharmacy providing them. (more...)
Rare, Deadly Virus Found in 3 Counties of Pennsylvania Rare, Deadly Virus Found in 3 Counties of Pennsylvania
- September 25, 2019

Some cases can result in seizures, paralysis, permanent brain damage, comas and death, according to a health department press release. "It is the highest case fatality of all of the arboviruses that occur in the United States", Fischer said. (more...)
Losartan blood pressure medication recall expanded again over cancer concerns, FDA says Losartan blood pressure medication recall expanded again over cancer concerns, FDA says
- September 24, 2019

According to the FDA , Patients taking Losartan Potassium Tablets USP and Losartan Potassium / Hydrochlorotheeazide Tablets, USP should continue taking their medication, as the risk of harm to the patient's health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative treatment. (more...)
UN agency casts doubt on Tanzania's Ebola reporting UN agency casts doubt on Tanzania's Ebola reporting
- September 24, 2019

The Democratic Republic of Congo is struggling to contain an Ebola outbreak even with the World Health Organisation's (WHO) help. About 225,000 people have received the Ebola vaccine manufactured by German pharmaceutical giant Merck since August 8 previous year. (more...)
Year-Old Florida Girl Arrested After Tantrum At School Year-Old Florida Girl Arrested After Tantrum At School
- September 23, 2019

Ms Kirkland said she was in shock when she found out the ordeal Kaia was forced to endure. When a supervisor learned about Turner's actions, the arrest was halted and the child returned to school, before she was processed, Rolon said. A second transport officer did verify 'approval was not obtained and the process for the 6-year-old was stopped immediately, ' and the child was brought back to school, said police. (more...)
Biden Remains Well in Charge After Latest Debate Biden Remains Well in Charge After Latest Debate
- September 22, 2019

Warren gained 6 points. The new polling comes after the debate brought to the fore a slew of new policy platforms for candidates to address, including gun policy and race relations , and continued the debate about the future of American health care . (more...)
Number of vaping-related illnesses in USA has spiked, CDC says Number of vaping-related illnesses in USA has spiked, CDC says
- September 21, 2019

Louis hospital. Vaping-related illnesses have been linked to seven previous deaths - two in California and one each in Kansas , Illinois , Indiana , Minnesota and Oregon . Investigators had previously mentioned finding vitamin E acetate in some samples, but lab tests show a "mix of results", Zeller said, and no one ingredient, including vitamin E, has shown up in all of the samples. (more...)
Health department raises national dengue alert Health department raises national dengue alert
- September 21, 2019

The government said 106,630 dengue cases were reported so far this year, up from 57,564 over the same period in 2018. Dengue epidemics have been declared in four central and southern regions of the country, which between them are home to roughly 20 per cent of the Southeast Asian nation's population - some 20 million people. (more...)
Walmart will quit selling e-cigarettes as vape-related illnesses pile up Walmart will quit selling e-cigarettes as vape-related illnesses pile up
- September 21, 2019

President Donald Trump and other top US officials also expressed concern about the growing use of such products as health officials investigate the matter. It is unclear what any of the people who have died were vaping. More than 20 percent of high school students said they used e-cigarettes last year, up from 12 per cent the year before, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (more...)
Exercise could slow withering effects of Alzheimer's Exercise could slow withering effects of Alzheimer's
- September 21, 2019

Designed by experts at the KU Alzheimer's Disease Center, LEAP equips individuals with the tools and information necessary to help reduce their risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in the future. "The brains of participants with amyloid responded more to the aerobic exercise than the others", Zhang said. However the writers emphasize that they do not yet whether this decreased atrophy actually findings in cognitive benefits. (more...)
A second person in MA has died after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis A second person in MA has died after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis
- September 21, 2019

Three of those confirmed cases have resulted in deaths. A man in his 70s from Bristol County is the second person to die from the rare , mosquito-borne Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in MA in a month, health officials announced Friday. (more...)
NM governor announces plan to make college free for state residents NM governor announces plan to make college free for state residents
- September 21, 2019

But Grisham is positive the program, called the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship , will have the support of lawmakers. "In the short term, we'll see better enrollment, better student success", the governor added. The state plans to offset the tuition costs from its oil production revenues. To Del Pilar, that is a problem. "That's what these free college programs many people hope will at least put out a signal that college is affordable, it's valuable and everyone has a shot at it". (more...)
The World Is 'Grossly' Unprepared For The Next Major Pandemic, Watchdog Finds The World Is 'Grossly' Unprepared For The Next Major Pandemic, Watchdog Finds
- September 21, 2019

Citing a reactionary "cycle of panic and neglect" in which health emergencies are dealt with as they arise, rather than before they start, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board - an entity formed a year ago by the World Bank and the World Health Organization - has called for immediate and massive investment in emergency preparedness systems in its first-ever, titled "A World At Risk". (more...)
Philippine health officials confirm second case of polio after declaring outbreak Philippine health officials confirm second case of polio after declaring outbreak
- September 21, 2019

Further mass polio immunization rounds will be rolled out from October 2019. He said the department, in close coordination with local government units and concerned national agencies, and with the support of the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund ( UNICEF ), and other partners, "is preparing a rapid response to the polio outbreak". (more...)
Related Death in St. Louis is First in Missouri, Health Department Says Related Death in St. Louis is First in Missouri, Health Department Says
- September 21, 2019

Vaping-related illnesses have been linked to seven previous deaths - two in California and one each in Kansas , Illinois , Indiana , Minnesota , Oregon . "I wish we had more answers", Dr. Anne Schuchat , principal deputy director of the CDC, said during a media briefing on Thursday. "This case highlights the risks and uncertainty about the short- and long-term effects of e-cigarette use". (more...)
When should you get a flu shot? When should you get a flu shot?
- September 20, 2019

A 4-year-old in California with underlying health problems tested positive for the flu earlier this month and died. Only about half of the people eligible get the flu vaccine . Doctors say people who get the vaccine generally don't feel as sick if they do wind up with the flu, and they're less likely to develop complications of the virus, including pneumonia and death. (more...)
No fetal remains found at shuttered IN abortion clinic No fetal remains found at shuttered IN abortion clinic
- September 20, 2019

The 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains were discovered days after Klopfer died earlier this month at the age of 79. Cotter said Indiana's attorney general's office is reviewing whether medical records at the shuttered South Bend clinic had been properly disposed of and reviewed. (more...)

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