Medicine


Avian influenza (bird flu) identified in Suffolk, UK Avian influenza (bird flu) identified in Suffolk, UK
- December 11, 2019

A number of birds were found to have the H5 strain of avian flu , the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs said on Tuesday. In the winter months there is always an increasing risk of disease incursion from migrating birds and were it to enter our Northern Ireland flock, it would have a significant impact on our poultry industry, worldwide trade and the wider economy. (more...)
Maricopa County Infant Dies Amid 'Early And Heavy' Flu Season Maricopa County Infant Dies Amid 'Early And Heavy' Flu Season
- December 11, 2019

For information about where to get flu shots, please refer to the this webpage or your city or county's health department website. According to CDC officials, a barrage of illnesses across the South-thanks to a surprise strain of the flu virus-is behind the quick escalation of this year's flu season. (more...)
Two Shooters In Jersey City Attack Identified Two Shooters In Jersey City Attack Identified
- December 11, 2019

The gunmen fled in a stolen rental van, driving straight to the kosher market . Fulop said security footage indicates the store was targeted. "Last night after extensive review of our CCTV system it has now become clear from the cameras that these two individuals targeted the Kosher grocery location", Fulop said in tweet . (more...)
Pierce County man is Washington state's first flu death of the season Pierce County man is Washington state's first flu death of the season
- December 10, 2019

According to the CDC , Puerto Rico and 12 states are already experiencing high levels of flu activity, with the South being affected particularly hard. People with flu-like symptoms. Some people, such as young children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with certain chronic health conditions are more likely to have complications related to influenza. (more...)
First Ever Case of Polio Recorded In Malaysia Since 1992 First Ever Case of Polio Recorded In Malaysia Since 1992
- December 09, 2019

In some cases, the illness can be fatal. There is no cure for polio , which invades the nervous system and can cause irreversible paralysis in a matter of hours, but it can be prevented with vaccines . "There is a very high possibility of a rising trend". "As a result of explanation to parents about the importance of polio immunisation, all of the children's parents have agreed to be given polio vaccination ", he said. (more...)
Supreme Court leaves Kentucky ultrasound law in place
- December 09, 2019

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to a Kentucky law requiring doctors to describe ultrasound images and play fetal heartbeat sound to abortion seekers. Challengers, including an abortion clinic, brought a First Amendment challenge arguing that the law forced a patient to see the images even if she didn't want to. (more...)
A new model of health care for the Orillia area A new model of health care for the Orillia area
- December 09, 2019

Thompson and Pettapiece say the Huron Perth and Area Ontario Health Team's vision is a sustainable people-driven system that strives to provide a positive experience for all. Family friendly. The Coalition is hoping to build enough political pressure on the Doug Ford government to stop plans to eliminate up to 25 of 35 local Public Health Units, eliminate up to 49 of 59 local ambulance/paramedic services and 12 of 22 local dispatch units and merge them down to 10; to stop plans to cut Public ... (more...)
Elizabeth Warren discloses past legal work, showing $2 million in compensation Elizabeth Warren discloses past legal work, showing $2 million in compensation
- December 09, 2019

Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has said in recent days that Warren , a US senator from MA, should release older tax documents detailing her corporate legal work. Buttigieg's campaign shot back by calling on Warren to post more years of tax returns beyond the 11 she has already made public - a demand reiterated by Lis Smith, a senior adviser to Buttigieg, on Thursday night. (more...)
New study says phone-related head injuries increased following iPhone's release New study says phone-related head injuries increased following iPhone's release
- December 09, 2019

The research showed that head and neck injuries increase steadily then spike in 2007 as smartphones entered the market. "You walk in the city and you see everyone just looking at their phones", he said. The study calls traumatic lacerations common, noting that about 6 million patients are treated for them each year, costing the healthcare system $3 billion annually. (more...)
The importance of World AIDS Day as a person living with HIV The importance of World AIDS Day as a person living with HIV
- December 08, 2019

After 30 years , we have much to be proud of - and still so much to do. Half of those who entered into care with the Manitoba HIV program in 2017 had no insurance coverage at all, had co-pays to consider or were on insurance plans with finite terms. (more...)
US flu season gets here early US flu season gets here early
- December 08, 2019

Taneja says we are already trending higher early in the season for flu illness. According to CDC disease monitoring statistics, there were 74,157 hospital visits for flu-like symptoms from November 24 to Saturday last week, which was 2.6 percent higher than the week before, and has not reached the epidemic threshold. (more...)
Peloton says encouraged by some support despite Christmas ad criticism Peloton says encouraged by some support despite Christmas ad criticism
- December 07, 2019

The commercial, set to Tal Bachman's 1999 one-hit wonder "She's So High", tells the tale of a husband who buys his wife a Peloton for Christmas. The 30-second video, which has been viewed more than 2 million times on YouTube, was not well received on Twitter . (more...)
Black Lives Matter protester crashes Pete Buttigieg event in Indiana Black Lives Matter protester crashes Pete Buttigieg event in Indiana
- December 06, 2019

Senator Elizabeth Warren called on her Democratic rival Pete Buttigieg to disclose the names of his consulting clients while working at McKinsey & Co. The Salvation Army has faced long-running criticism for its approach to LGBTQ rights, with a commissioner of the Christian aid organization signing a 2012 letter that opposed same-sex marriage. (more...)
Anti-vaxxer arrested amid measles crisis Anti-vaxxer arrested amid measles crisis
- December 06, 2019

At least 63 people, mostly children, have died since the outbreak began in mid-October, with the crisis blamed on so-called "anti-vaxxers" convincing parents that immunisations were risky. The south pacific nation of Samoa has shut down all non-essential services for 2 days to carry out an unprecedented measles vaccination campaign. Yet the infection continued to spread, with the health ministry reporting 140 new cases over the previous 24 hours on Friday morning. (more...)
Permanent Hair Dye, Chemical Straighteners May Boost Risk of Breast Cancer Permanent Hair Dye, Chemical Straighteners May Boost Risk of Breast Cancer
- December 06, 2019

In general, women using permanent dye had a 9% higher risk of developing breast cancer. Alexandra White , a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences epidemiologist and one of the study authors, told Time Magazine that this may be due to differences in the formulations of the dyes and straighteners used by women identifying as black compared to those identifying as white. (more...)
Texas hit hard this flu season Texas hit hard this flu season
- December 06, 2019

In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 1-7, 2019, NFID is working to raise awareness about the dangers of flu in adults with chronic health conditions and encourage at-risk adults to get vaccinated to lower their flu risk. (more...)
6 deaths linked to flu in Arkansas, health department says 6 deaths linked to flu in Arkansas, health department says
- December 06, 2019

Last flu season, 85 Oklahomans died from the virus. Fox said the flu can spread faster because so many people haven't gotten vaccinated yet, mainly, because they think they have time. "It's interesting nationwide because there's an early uptick in Influenza B", she said. "Crucially, if you're experiencing norovirus symptoms it's important that you don't return to work or school for 48 hours after they clear and avoid visiting elderly or ill friends and relatives to avoid spreading it to ... (more...)
'Outrage' as measles kills hundreds of thousands across the world 'Outrage' as measles kills hundreds of thousands across the world
- December 06, 2019

Some nations are scrambling to vaccinate within the face of significant outbreaks, far too late for a lot of. The United States has already reported its highest number of measles cases in 25 years in 2019, while four countries in Europe - Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece and Britain - lost their World Health Organization "measles-free" status in 2018 after suffering large outbreaks. (more...)
Biden says he would consider Harris for vice presidential slot Biden says he would consider Harris for vice presidential slot
- December 06, 2019

Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) speak after the Democratic Presidential Debate at Texas Southern University's Health and PE Center in Houston, Texas on September 12, 2019. I think she didn't run a very good campaign. Cory Booker , D-N.J., and former HUD Secretary Julian Castro also lamented Harris' exit and invoked racial and gender bias in their reaction to her dropping out. (more...)
Samoa shuts down as authorities battle deadly measles outbreak Samoa shuts down as authorities battle deadly measles outbreak
- December 05, 2019

One other problem, he stated, was that some individuals had been looking for assist from conventional healers, who had been efficiently treating tropical ailments in Samoa for some 4,000 years. The NHS explains: "This is because the MMR vaccine is highly effective and vaccine uptake has been very high in the United Kingdom for many years". (more...)

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