Medicine


Smoking Marijuana Can Be Hard on Your Heart Smoking Marijuana Can Be Hard on Your Heart
- January 22, 2020

Smoking-related cardiotoxicity: numerous same cardiotoxic chemicals found in cigarettes are also found in marijuana smoke. Arrhythmias: Marijuana use has been associated with abnormal heart rhythms, including atrial fibrillation. Marijuana is classified as a schedule I drug by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, meaning that its use in research is highly restricted and researchers must navigate approvals through local, state and federally agencies. (more...)
UK's NHS mental health boss slams video game loot boxes
- January 22, 2020

The general thrust of the NHS's stance is that kids often end up spending their parents money through buying in-game loot boxes or other virtual items like V-Bucks. "That is why on the 10th January we launched our Get Smart About PLAY campaign, which is created to help parents and carers manage play online and in the home". (more...)
First case of Chinese coronavirus confirmed in Macau
- January 22, 2020

The source of the coronavirus is unknown, but it could spread easily as even adults lack basic habits to protect themselves. However, people have now been infected hundreds of miles away from the Wuhan market, and officials said Monday that it can also spread from person to person . (more...)
USA to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at three airports USA to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at three airports
- January 22, 2020

Wuhan's health authority confirmed earlier on Sunday 17 more cases of the virus in the city, bringing the total number of known patients there to 62. Three confirmed cases meanwhile have now been reported outside China - two in Thailand and one in Japan - even as health authorities around the world sought to assure the public that the overall risk of infection remained low. (more...)
1st case of new SARS-like virus in US 1st case of new SARS-like virus in US
- January 22, 2020

On January 17, the CDC launched entry health screenings at three major airports in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in order to monitor for signs of the condition. There are now more than 300 cases of this coronavirus in China and elsewhere. Now, the CDC says Chinese health officials have determined the virus spreads between humans. (more...)
Flu season especially bad for children, young adults
- January 22, 2020

Only confirmed flu cases are reported to health departments, and those numbers do not reflect results of rapid flu tests or those being treated for the flu based exclusively on the symptoms they present. The lab also identified almost two dozen types of influenza A strains. But what's different this year, and what's still puzzling to doctors, is the kind of influenza more people are getting. (more...)
SCOTUS Refuses Democrats' Request for Expedited Review of Obamacare Case SCOTUS Refuses Democrats' Request for Expedited Review of Obamacare Case
- January 21, 2020

Instead, without comment or dissent, the justices turned away appeals from the California attorney general and House Democrats who sought a speedy ruling in a pending lawsuit in Texas that has the backing of the Trump administration. It takes only four votes to take up a case, meaning the court's liberal wing might still have the votes to grant review of the lawsuit. "The individual mandate is unconstitutional because it can no longer be read as a tax, and there is no other constitutional ... (more...)
Scientists discover 49 approved drugs that may treat cancer Scientists discover 49 approved drugs that may treat cancer
- January 21, 2020

That new immune cell carries a never-before-seen receptor which acts like a grappling hook, latching on to most human cancers , while ignoring healthy cells. A team of scientists from Cardiff University have discovered a way to kill all sorts of cancers in lab tests. Right now, we don't yet know how many types of cancers a technique based on this receptor might treat. (more...)
Cervical Cancer Could Soon Be Eliminated Because Of This New Screening Method Cervical Cancer Could Soon Be Eliminated Because Of This New Screening Method
- January 20, 2020

Scott says the best way to protect against HPV, since it is spread in other ways besides sexual contact, is to get the HPV vaccine. "With HPV vaccinations for all year 8 pupils and HPV testing available nationally, cervical cancer promises to become very rare indeed". (more...)
Bloomberg reveals plan to increase black homeowners, businesses Bloomberg reveals plan to increase black homeowners, businesses
- January 20, 2020

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Sunday pledged to narrow the wealth gap between black and white Americans by boosting black ownership of homes and businesses and investing in poor neighbourhoods. "A theft of labor and a transfer of wealth enshrined in law and enforced by violence", he said. Known as Black Wall Street in the early 20th century, it was the most prominent district of Black-owned businesses in the United States, and in 1921, it was destroyed in race ... (more...)
China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases, 2 in Beijing
- January 20, 2020

Health authorities in Wuhan province reported that a patient had died Saturday and said 59 new cases had been confirmed on Saturday and 77 on Sunday, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 198, local daily The South China Morning Post reported. (more...)
China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases with two in capital Beijing China counts sharp rise in coronavirus cases with two in capital Beijing
- January 20, 2020

The new coronavirus strain has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome ( SARS ), which killed almost 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. Chinese authorities have sought to contain the outbreak after Japan and Thailand reported cases. Many on social media shared the news and called on others to be careful, as travel is increasing during the one-week Chinese New Year holidays that begin on Friday. (more...)
Sanders: Americans Should 'Look at the Totality of a Candidate,' Not Gender Sanders: Americans Should 'Look at the Totality of a Candidate,' Not Gender
- January 20, 2020

At the event, when a voter told Warren she believed her side of the story, Warren said she and Sanders have been "friends for a long time" and that Democrats are "going to have to pull together" to defeat Trump. Yet they appeal to a diverse audience of newbies: Sanders tends to appeal to younger voters, while Buttigieg has sparked interest from older voters who are looking to the next generation, and even some Republicans who are dissatisfied with Trump. (more...)
USDA gives schools flexibility in picking school lunches USDA gives schools flexibility in picking school lunches
- January 19, 2020

Per the Washington Post , the Department of Agriculture on Friday released proposed mandates on "school meals flexibilities" created to "better enable schools to serve nutritious foods children will be eager to eat while also increasing program [efficiency] and integrity". (more...)
Kid Cudi Joins Selena Gomez on ‘A Sweeter Place’ Kid Cudi Joins Selena Gomez on ‘A Sweeter Place’
- January 19, 2020

The comeback consists of 13 songs, two of which Selenators were lucky to have heard and memorized when Lose You to Love Me and Look At Me Now were released in October. "I'm over it.' That's not where I was". RARE , her first album in over four years, also features a collaboration with 6LACK, who appears on " Crowded Room ". (more...)
Three US airports to screen passengers for mystery Chinese virus Three US airports to screen passengers for mystery Chinese virus
- January 19, 2020

The number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely hundreds more than officially reported , researchers have said on Friday. The cause of pneumonia has been attributed to a new type of coronavirus. Around 44 suspected cases were reported in the month of December. Chinese authorities have linked viral infections to a seafood and wildlife market in Wuhan , which has been closed since January 1 to prevent further spread of the disease. (more...)
Sepsis Leading Cause of Death in Hospitals Sepsis Leading Cause of Death in Hospitals
- January 19, 2020

Rudd pointed out that the problem is close to home: Sepsis remains the biggest killer of hospital patients in the United States. Fearless mum who lost her limbs to sepsis vows to embrace life, inspire othersHalf the cases occur among childrenThe difference between prior estimates and the new figures is because half of all cases worldwide in 2017 occurred among children, many of whom were newborns . (more...)
Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals
- January 18, 2020

The Washington Post reports the proposals would allow schools to reduce the amount of vegetables and fruits required at lunch and breakfast, and would let schools sell more burgers, pizza and french fries. Critics of the reform note that it would affect children from low-income families that are likely to get their most healthy meal at school. The school meals program serves about 30 million students, a lot of them from low-income families. (more...)
Fitbit could help predict flu outbreaks, study says Fitbit could help predict flu outbreaks, study says
- January 18, 2020

Although getting the vaccine does not guarantee immunization against the flu, officials say it does protect against several strains and can lessen symptoms if the virus is contracted. Nationwide, 39 children have died of the flu this season, according to federal data released Friday. The flu season is considered to run from October through May and typically peaks in January or February. (more...)
China reports 2nd death from Wuhan pneumonia virus China reports 2nd death from Wuhan pneumonia virus
- January 17, 2020

The government has also issued a travel advisory asking citizens travelling to and from China to follow certain precautionary measures. The World Health Organisation has noted that there is little evidence of significant human-to-human transmission. (more...)

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