Medicine


Anger as Smith fails to avert Northern Ireland health service meltdown Anger as Smith fails to avert Northern Ireland health service meltdown
- December 18, 2019

The leaders of the five main parties met on Tuesday evening and subsequently wrote a letter to Mr Smith which they said provided cover for him to intervene in the row between the Department of Health and the unions. That money, the RCN argues, could be better managed to train and pay health service nurses. Services like cancer care will be exempted. RCN Northern Ireland director Pat Cullen said: "With around 2,800 vacant nursing posts in the HSC [Health and Social Care Board - the ... (more...)
Outbreak of drug-resistant infection linked to pet store puppies, CDC says Outbreak of drug-resistant infection linked to pet store puppies, CDC says
- December 18, 2019

In addition, testing shows that bacteria from people infected with Campylobacter in the current outbreak are related genetically to a 2016-2018 outbreak of multidrug-resistant Campylobacter infections linked to pet store puppies . 'Upon receipt of relevant information, Petland will endeavor to determine the sources of infection, and will, in the meantime, remind all employees of the importance of sanitation and hygienic practices to keep people and pets safe, ' the statement read. (more...)
Labor Agreement Clears Way For Democratic Debate To Proceed As Planned Labor Agreement Clears Way For Democratic Debate To Proceed As Planned
- December 18, 2019

The dispute was between Sodexo, a food services contractor on the private university's Westside campus, and Unite Here Local 11 , which represents about 150 campus employees. Unite Here Local 11 announced the tentative contract agreement, which includes a 25 percent increase in compensation and a 50 percent drop in health care costs. (more...)
Vaping increases risk of respiratory disease, study finds Vaping increases risk of respiratory disease, study finds
- December 18, 2019

The first e-cigarettes hit stands about 14 years ago, bolstered by marketers' claims that they were a safer alternative to regular, combustible cigarettes. Those who smoked cigarettes had roughly double the risk of chronic lung disease compared to whose who never smoked. But because the study kept track of people's health and tobacco use over time, its conclusions provide firmer evidence of a direct cause-and-effect than other studies that only look at a snapshot of people's health. (more...)
Two apples a day may lower cholesterol levels, study concludes
- December 18, 2019

An excessive amount of ldl cholesterol in blood contributes to formation of thick, exhausting deposits in arteries, a procedure that underlies maximum coronary heart illnesses and strokes. On the other hand, since such trials are quite costly, they include only small numbers of participants and were low-powered as a result. "The results of this study are of interest - any simple dietary changes that help lower cholesterol are to be welcomed, even if the reduction is relatively modest at ... (more...)
Chili peppers have health benefits Chili peppers have health benefits
- December 18, 2019

A study of almost 23,000 people found that those who consume chilli more than four times per week were far less likely to die of the coronary illnesses. Ian Johnson, a nutrition researcher at Quadram Institute Bioscience in Norwich, England, praised the "high-quality observational study" for its "robust methods". (more...)
Personal information of 15M Canadians potentially exposed by LifeLabs hack Personal information of 15M Canadians potentially exposed by LifeLabs hack
- December 18, 2019

Brown said it was a hard decision to pay the ransom but he believed customers would want it to do everything possible to retrieve their data. LifeLabs also says it's fixed the affected systems and that the majority of the information on the relevant computer belongs to B.C. (more...)
Health officials warn of another measles exposure at LAX Health officials warn of another measles exposure at LAX
- December 18, 2019

The three children, who were not identified, are now hospitalized at Children's Hospital Colorado after contracting the disease while visiting another country with an "ongoing measles outbreak", as per a statement from the Tri-County Health Department, which serves Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas counties. (more...)
House to Vote Wednesday on Two Articles of Impeachment Against Trump House to Vote Wednesday on Two Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
- December 17, 2019

The framers foresaw the risks to our republic that could come with a President willing to put self-interest before national interest, and they gave Congress the sole power of impeachment as a remedy. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks to the press on Friday. The rules committee gathered Tuesday morning to set the framework of a historic debate Wednesday and Thursday that will precede the vote. (more...)
E-cigarettes raise lung disease risks, but less than smoking
- December 17, 2019

The study also found that people who used e-cigarettes and also smoked tobacco - by far the most common pattern among adult e-cigarette users - were at an even higher risk of developing chronic lung disease than those who used either product alone. (more...)
MoH: 55 more influenza cases suspected, no new deaths recorded MoH: 55 more influenza cases suspected, no new deaths recorded
- December 17, 2019

Powis said: "We know that children are "super spreaders" of flu , particularly around the holiday season when they're more likely to see elderly relatives". The number of individuals who can receive the vaccine, from toddlers to seniors, is 25 million and the health agency aims to cover all the population. (more...)
New Zealand to provide $1m for UNICEF, WHO Samoa measles fund New Zealand to provide $1m for UNICEF, WHO Samoa measles fund
- December 16, 2019

The organization said measles infected almost 10 million people in 2018 and killed 140,000, mostly children. Most of those who have died have been under five-years-old, according to the United Nations. A view of the capital Apia, Samoa, July 12, 2019. The United Nations announced earlier this week it would release emergency funding to the small Pacific island, meaning almost $2.6 million will be made available. (more...)
Ryan, House Democrats pass bill aimed at lowering drug costs Ryan, House Democrats pass bill aimed at lowering drug costs
- December 15, 2019

Critics argue that anything that decreases a company's ability to make a profit off of a medication discourages companies from investing large sums of money into developing new cures and slows medical progress, not just here but globally. In a December 3 statement, the White House cited an estimate by its own staff that the bill could prevent as many as 100 drugs from entering the US market. (more...)
Miss World 2019 Winner Toni Ann Singh Wiki, Bio and Unknown Facts Miss World 2019 Winner Toni Ann Singh Wiki, Bio and Unknown Facts
- December 15, 2019

The official Twitter handle of Miss World confirmed the news writing, "Toni-Ann Singh from Jamaica is the 69th #Missworld". Miss Universe was founded years after Miss World by a swimsuit company. It was, however, her win in the talent competition on Tuesday that secured her placement in the Top 40 for the Miss World pageant. Singh took to the stage yet again to perform what some deemed a hair-raising rendition of Whitney Houston's I Have Nothing . (more...)
Over 9 hours' of sleep may raise stroke risk Over 9 hours' of sleep may raise stroke risk
- December 14, 2019

Taking long naps and sleeping for longer than nine hours a night could increase your risk of a stroke , a new study suggests. However, a new study finds that you may want to make sure you're not sleeping too much too often. However, people who did not nap at all were not at all likely to have a stroke as compared to the ones who took naps of up to 30 minutes. People who were both long nappers and long sleepers were 85 per cent more likely to go on to have a stroke than moderate sleepers ... (more...)
Kentucky health officials confirm first 4 flu-related deaths of season Kentucky health officials confirm first 4 flu-related deaths of season
- December 14, 2019

A total of 71 cases of Influenza A and B have been confirmed in the North Zone since August 25. Typically, influenza A virus strains are responsible for the most illnesses each year. During last week, there were two deaths from flu, with 143 patients hospitalised. "These include everyone aged 65 years and over, pregnant women, anyone over six months of age with a long-term illness requiring regular medical follow-up such as chronic lung disease, chronic heart disease, diabetes, cancer or ... (more...)
Judiciary Committee Debates Trump Impeachment Ahead of Vote Judiciary Committee Debates Trump Impeachment Ahead of Vote
- December 12, 2019

The prime-time hearing of the 41-member panel featured three representatives from Georgia. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is the top Republican on the committee and Reps. "I would submit that given the definition of "treason, bribery and other high crimes and misdemeanours" that does not mean that policy differences should be enough to remove a president from office", Sensenbrenner said. (more...)
Tackle obesity with labels on how to burn off calories Tackle obesity with labels on how to burn off calories
- December 12, 2019

For example, eating 230 calories in a small bar of chocolate would require about 46 minutes of walking or 23 minutes of running to burn off these calories. Ludlam-Raine said PACE "could be extremely problematic" for those with eating disorders as it suggests that food needs to be "earnt or burnt off". Daley said a simple approach is important since it is thought we only spend about six seconds looking at food before deciding whether to buy it. (more...)
Lawmakers debate impeachment ahead of committee vote on articles Lawmakers debate impeachment ahead of committee vote on articles
- December 12, 2019

Trump , they said, abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to announce an investigation into a 2020 political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden , and a debunked conspiracy theory about the 2016 presidential election by conditioning them on almost $400 million in usa aid and a White House meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart. (more...)
Chinese Scientist Claims to Create World's First Gene-Edited Twins
- December 12, 2019

The real local authority - Shenzhen Health and Family Planning Commission - said it had never heard of this project before and has already launched an investigation . According to the AP report , He was not trying to prevent transmission of HIV from the father's sperm to the embryo, a highly unlikely event. The twins appear to be healthy, and underwent detailed genetic analysis. (more...)

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