Medicine


Both Parents Should Quit Drinking 6 Months Before Conception Both Parents Should Quit Drinking 6 Months Before Conception
- October 04, 2019

For the new study, the researchers analyzed 55 published studies, which included almost 42,000 infants with congenital heart disease and almost 298,000 without. A mother's drinking led to a 20 percent greater risk of tetralogy of Fallot , a combination of four abnormalities in the heart structure that results in blue-tinged skin color. (more...)
Aerial Spraying Begins in Michigan Amid Concern Over Deadly Aerial Spraying Begins in Michigan Amid Concern Over Deadly "Triple E" Virus
- October 04, 2019

For those in Allegan County who have already sent an email with their name and full residential address to eee@michigan.gov, an area of 1,000 by 1,000 feet would not be sprayed around the residence. "The ongoing cases reported in humans and animals and the severity of this disease illustrate the importance of taking precautions against mosquito bites". (more...)
Hall-Perrine Cancer Center lights up in pink for breast cancer awareness Hall-Perrine Cancer Center lights up in pink for breast cancer awareness
- October 04, 2019

A year ago we asked our customers to tell us about women in their life who have been impacted by breast cancer, and we were incredibly moved by the responses we received. Now there is not sufficient knowledge on the causes of breast cancer, therefore, early detection of the disease remains the cornerstone of breast cancer control. (more...)
Volker said 'nothing' to support Democrats' impeachment inquiry, Rep. Jordan says Volker said 'nothing' to support Democrats' impeachment inquiry, Rep. Jordan says
- October 04, 2019

The House impeachment inquiry into President Trump gets underway in earnest on Thursday as the former US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker becomes the first of five former and current State Department officials to testify before the committees leading the probe. (more...)
Trump says he deserves to meet whistleblower Trump says he deserves to meet whistleblower
- October 04, 2019

Jeffress tweeted: "If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, it will cause a civil war like fracture in this nation from which our country will never heal". Trump skipped past his own proposals for Medicare budget cuts, and he ignored the fact that no Democrat is proposing to take coverage or benefits away from seniors. (more...)
CVS pulls Zantac from shelves due to cancer risk CVS pulls Zantac from shelves due to cancer risk
- October 03, 2019

Hy-Vee officials say the action is being taken out of an abundance of caution due to a recent industry-wide product alert from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that ranitidine products may contain a low level of nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a probable human carcinogen. (more...)
3rd Connecticut resident dies of eastern equine encephalitis 3rd Connecticut resident dies of eastern equine encephalitis
- October 03, 2019

Sadly, this has been an unprecedented year for EEE activity in CT. The request came days after the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection commissioner said such spraying wasn't warranted given the declining number of mosquitoes as cold weather approaches. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson pays $20.4 million to settle Ohio opioid case lawsuits Johnson & Johnson pays $20.4 million to settle Ohio opioid case lawsuits
- October 02, 2019

The deal would winnow to six the number of defendants scheduled to stand trial this month in a lawsuit brought by more than more than 2,500 counties, cities and Native American tribes. Prescription opioids are primarily used for pain relief. Earlier in the year, an Oklahoma judge ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay US$572.1 million to the state for its part in fuelling an opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing addictive painkillers. (more...)
Why the red meat guidelines you've been following could be wrong Why the red meat guidelines you've been following could be wrong
- October 02, 2019

Currently, the American Heart Association , the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Dietary Guidelines recommend that people limit their consumption of red meat and processed meat. Dietary Guidelines, which recommends limiting red meat, including processed meat, to one serving a week. In April, a separate research led by Oxford College and funded by Most cancers Analysis UK, discovered that even small quantities of pink and processed meat - comparable to a rasher of bacon a day - can ... (more...)
Federal judge strikes down two Virginia abortion laws, upholds two others Federal judge strikes down two Virginia abortion laws, upholds two others
- October 02, 2019

The new law could outlaw abortions as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, which is before many women know they are pregnant. It includes some exceptions, including if the pregnancy risks the life of the mother or poses substantial and irreversible physical harm. (more...)
Harvard University cleared of racial bias in admissions process Harvard University cleared of racial bias in admissions process
- October 02, 2019

They will have the opportunity to know and understand one another beyond race, as whole individuals with unique histories and experiences. The judge ruled that Harvard's policies pass "constitutional muster ". The decision came almost a year after a trial which did not include a jury. Edward Blum, the group's president, said in a statement that the evidence SFFA presented during the three-week trial "revealed Harvard's systemic discrimination against Asian-American applicants ". (more...)
First vaping related death reported in Nebraska First vaping related death reported in Nebraska
- October 02, 2019

To date, 83 cases - up from 61 reported last week - of vaping-related illness have been forwarded to the health department following Gov. Charlie Baker's September 11 mandate requiring they report cases to the department. Gov. Phil Murphy has formed a special task force to come up with ways for New Jersey to fight the epidemic and regulate vaping. Murphy has also warned residents to stop vaping until more information is available. (more...)
Vaping related lung illness on the rise Vaping related lung illness on the rise
- October 01, 2019

The CDC states that "no consistent evidence of an infectious cause has been discovered", and as a result it is believed a "chemical exposure" is responsible for the lung injuries. Many of them end up in intensive care, unable to breathe on their own. "We are sending this update to the "List of Reportable Diseases, Emergency Illnesses and Health Conditions" today to more than 26,000 healthcare providers and facilities to allow DPH to better understand the magnitude of this disease so that ... (more...)
How risky is eating red meat for your health?
- October 01, 2019

It's true that people who eat meat less than once a week have about the same health risks as people who eat more meat, Barnard said. Currently, the American Heart Association , the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Willett, who has led studies tying meat to bad health outcomes, also said the reviews do not consider the particularly pronounced benefits of switching from red meat to vegetarian options. (more...)
Aerial treatments to combat EEE postponed due to weather Aerial treatments to combat EEE postponed due to weather
- October 01, 2019

The last time was in 1980. So far, nine human cases have been confirmed in MI, with three of them becoming fatal. Tests also confirmed an 11th human case of the mosquito-borne virus in MA. County officials are targeting October 2 for the date of the aerial spray. If people feel unsafe being outside when planes are spraying, Conrad advises the public to shut windows and doors, in addition to turning off the air conditioner, although she reiterated no known negative health effects are ... (more...)
Controversy over panel's new recommendations on red meat Controversy over panel's new recommendations on red meat
- October 01, 2019

How healthy are meatless meats? The World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer has said consumption of red meat is "probably carcinogenic" to humans, whereas processed meat is considered "carcinogenic". Among the observational studies, which covered millions of people, they did find "a very small reduction in risk" in those who ate three fewer servings of red or processed meat a week, but said this association "was very uncertain". (more...)
Care homes 'could run short of medical supplies in no-deal Brexit' Care homes 'could run short of medical supplies in no-deal Brexit'
- October 01, 2019

CME Group's BOE watch tool puts the probability of a rate cut at the central bank's meeting in early November at 8%, with most investors expecting no change to borrowing costs less than one week after the U.K.'s scheduled departure date. Even if Britain temporarily avoids a no-deal Brexit, uncertainty was likely to remain high, either due to the risk of a no-deal Brexit in 2020 or due to a lack of clarity about longer-term trading relationships with the EU, Saunders said. (more...)
Deer Tests Positive For EEE in Allegan County Deer Tests Positive For EEE in Allegan County
- October 01, 2019

After a weather-related delay, aerial spraying is planned in four MI counties to combat a rare mosquito-borne virus. EEE is found primarily in areas with swamps and bogs. Twelve local health departments across the state have authorized the aerial spraying in high-risk areas to further fight the spread of triple EEE. "The product being used is called Merus 3.0". (more...)
Vermilion County Health Department to offer flu vaccinations in October Vermilion County Health Department to offer flu vaccinations in October
- October 01, 2019

Flu season can start as early as October and last through April, but flu activity typically peaks between December and February. "Last flu season, approximately 93 percent of adults hospitalized for flu-related complications had at least one underlying medical condition, such as heart or lung disease". (more...)
Deer Can Transmit Tuberculosis to Humans — CDC Deer Can Transmit Tuberculosis to Humans — CDC
- October 01, 2019

The agency has talked about the case. The man had hunted deer in the same area where two other hunters were likely infected with T.B. from deer more than 15 years earlier. According to the CDC, the illness impacted a 77-year-old man in MI. Hunters are advised to use protective equipment when field-dressing a deer to help avoid infection. (more...)

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