US life expectancy drops again, overdoses climb

Drug overdose deaths rose by almost 10 per cent past year, claiming more than 70,000 lives, while the suicide rate continued to increase, particularly in rural areas where it was almost twice that experienced in U.S. Yet a second CDC report revea... More..

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This is why a group of doctors made a decision to swallow Lego heads
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

This is why a group of doctors made a decision to swallow Lego heads

Based on their Stool Hardness and Transit scores and their Found and Retrieved Time scores, the average journey in this small sample group was 1.7 days. It was also noted that most people who swallow the small ...More..

Chinese geneticist reveals another 'potential' gene-edited pregnancy
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Chinese geneticist reveals another 'potential' gene-edited pregnancy

He claimed earlier this week that twin girls had been born in China this month from two embryos he and a team of researchers had altered to protect them against HIV. The scientific world has been abuzz over H...More..

Police increasingly attending mental health calls
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Police increasingly attending mental health calls

However, she said the situation had worsened to the point "GPs are advising people to call the police to talk to the nurse, as they can be the most easily accessible contact". Superintendent Allan Wescott, of N...More..

by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

"Horrifying": Global outrage after Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies

His claims were widely criticised by other scientists, who called the idea monstrous. He's university in China, where he was on unpaid leave, said it was "deeply shocked" by his research, which it believe...More..

Coli in Ottawa, linked to outbreak
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Coli in Ottawa, linked to outbreak

The vast majority of the romaine on the market was being grown in the Central Coast region of California at the time of the outbreak, according to the statement. The leafy greens industry agreed to establish a ...More..

EPL match delayed because of medical emergency
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

EPL match delayed because of medical emergency

The Magpies are now four points clear of the bottom three - and three points ahead of their opponents - after early goals from defenders Federico Fernandez and Ciaran Clark in a 2-1 victory. I don't know if t...More..

According to Lancet study, 98 mn Indians may have diabetes by 2030
by | Sunday, November 25, 2018

According to Lancet study, 98 mn Indians may have diabetes by 2030

Dr Sanjay Basu from Stanford University, USDespite the UN's commitment to treat non-communicable diseases and ensure universal access to drugs for diabetes, across much of the world insulin is scarce and un...More..

E. coli outbreak: Romaine lettuce probed in U.S. and Canada
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

E. coli outbreak: Romaine lettuce probed in U.S. and Canada

Of those, 13 have been hospitalized, with one patient suffering from a form of kidney failure . That includes all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags or bo...More..

Insulin Injection Shortage Get Worse with Increase of Type 2 Diabetes
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Insulin Injection Shortage Get Worse with Increase of Type 2 Diabetes

Their study, funded by the Helmsley Charitable Trust, was based on projections of diabetes prevalence from the International Diabetes Federation. Half of these people would come from China (130 million), India ...More..

Will Peanut Treatment Guard Against Peanut Allergy?
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Will Peanut Treatment Guard Against Peanut Allergy?

Almost 500 children aged four to 17 from across the USA and Europe took part in the trial - known as the Palisade study - making it the largest-ever peanut allergy treatment trial. Patients suffering from...More..

2 in New Hampshire affected by E coli linked to lettuce
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

2 in New Hampshire affected by E coli linked to lettuce

Public Health Agency of Canada is urging everyone in Quebec and Ontario to throw away their romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak. CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, C...More..

CDC: Do not eat any romaine lettuce
by | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

CDC: Do not eat any romaine lettuce

It doesn't matter where the romaine is from or even if you or a loved one has eaten some and not gotten sick. Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine lettuce has been stored and foll...More..

Sucking your baby's pacifier may benefit their health
by | Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sucking your baby's pacifier may benefit their health

Since they only tracked the babies for 18 months, they have no way of knowing if their antibody levels continue to be lower into early childhood and beyond. "Based on these levels, you can't really tell what...More..

Experts warn against overuse of antibiotics
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Experts warn against overuse of antibiotics

Johns said . Bacteria can become resistant when patients use antibiotics they do not need, or do not finish a course of treatment, giving the half-defeated bug a chance to recover and build immunity. Pfizer,...More..

Blood pressure medication recalled for impurity that might cause cancer
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

Blood pressure medication recalled for impurity that might cause cancer

FDA said they found some contamination: N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) in some of these drugs and that's they have recalled them to prevent any further consumption of these contaminated drugs. This product was di...More..

My Health opt-out deadline extended after controversy
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

My Health opt-out deadline extended after controversy

The Australian Digital Health Agency said the opt-out helpline and website would be operating 24 hours, seven days a week until the deadline had passed. "These do not constitute privacy or security breaches t...More..

HHS Releases Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

HHS Releases Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition

Brett Giroir, assistant secretary of health at the Department of Health and Human Services , said in a release. Conclusions: Health professionals and policymakers should promote awareness of the updated gu...More..

Pulse HR Fitness Tracker From Withings Has a 20-day Battery Life
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

Pulse HR Fitness Tracker From Withings Has a 20-day Battery Life

This includes swimming as the band is rated at 5ATM. Steel HR Sport users are measured on their heart's and the muscles' ability to convert oxygen into energy during physical exercise. Equipped with a long li...More..

DeepMind's Streams technology team to join Google
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

DeepMind's Streams technology team to join Google

The news has raised concerns about the privacy of NHS patient's data which is used by DeepMind and could now be commercialised by Google. Some background: Google acquired London-based artificial intelligenc...More..

Penn researchers find social media usage increases feelings of depression, loneliness
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Penn researchers find social media usage increases feelings of depression, loneliness

The study shows that limiting the use of social media to approximately 30 minutes per day "may lead to a significant improvement in well-being" and reductions in loneliness and depression. After completion of t...More..

Antimicrobial resistance causing 700,000 deaths annually, health experts claim
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Antimicrobial resistance causing 700,000 deaths annually, health experts claim

These should be used cautiously due to the high chance of causing antimicrobial resistance and/or their side-effects. 'With antibiotic resistance on the rise globally, it's vital that we preserve the remainin...More..

Surgeons in Australia separating conjoined girls from Bhutan
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Surgeons in Australia separating conjoined girls from Bhutan

He said they would separate the liver, but there was one "unknown" -whether the girls shared a bowel. "But if the connections are greater, I suspect we will need the full day, and maybe even moving into the e...More..

Should kids get flu shot or nasal spray vaccine?
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Should kids get flu shot or nasal spray vaccine?

They hadn't received a flu vaccination, according to the state's department of health . "Typically, it has to be a healthy person between the ages of 2 and 49", Bhargava explains. Klein said. The Center f...More..

Public Health Department calls on everyone in Cayman to get flu vaccine
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Public Health Department calls on everyone in Cayman to get flu vaccine

More than 80,000 people died from the flu past year in the United States. The vaccine offers important protection not only to the child, but also prevents the child passing the virus on to their family and th...More..

Ebola death toll rises in the DRC
by | Friday, November 09, 2018

Ebola death toll rises in the DRC

Congo shares borders with nine nations, and the United Nations fears the Ebola epidemic could spread to South Sudan as well due to the influx of Congolese refugees. The affected areas in the DRC [North Kivu and...More..

Women chirpiest in the morning less likely to develop breast cancer
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Women chirpiest in the morning less likely to develop breast cancer

People tend to be genetically programmed to fall into either of these categories. The data from the BCAC group of participants showed that women who were morning types, also known as "larks", had a 40 per cen...More..

Ariana Grande apologises to ex Ricky Alvarez
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Ariana Grande apologises to ex Ricky Alvarez

He followed up her response by posting another Story saying, "Nothing but gratitude", the name of the song with the praise emoji and "those songs are fire tho. It's unclear as to whether Davidson heard the so...More..

Amid deepening addiction crisis, FDA approves powerful new opioid
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Amid deepening addiction crisis, FDA approves powerful new opioid

Along with the approval, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb released a statement of more than 2,200 words explaining the decision as well as how the agency will consider future opioid applicants. "I am very disapp...More..

Last words of Sydney man who died after eating slug for dare
by | Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Last words of Sydney man who died after eating slug for dare

The unusual and sad case occurred because, along with the slug, Ballard had swallowed a parasite called Angiostrongylus cantonensis , commonly known as rat lungworm , which the slug likely picked up from rat ...More..

10th child dies from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

10th child dies from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey

The child had fallen ill prior to October 22, the New Jersey Department of Health said in a statement late on Wednesday. Adenovirus usually poses little risk for healthy people . "Now that the report is fi...More..

Zimbabwe AIDS-cure pastor raided by police, backtracks on claims
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

Zimbabwe AIDS-cure pastor raided by police, backtracks on claims

Just before the search, accused persons destroyed some of the exhibits by flashing Aretha in the office toilets and burning the containers which were, however, recovered half burnt. "As ZADHR, we give you notic...More..

Global Organic Rice Protein Market Size - Axiom Foods, Shafi Gluco Chem, AIDP
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

Global Organic Rice Protein Market Size - Axiom Foods, Shafi Gluco Chem, AIDP

Rather than reading the raw data, reading through tools is easier and more inferences can be drawn looking at these illustrative diagrams. What you will get by reading the report is not just charts, bars, ana...More..

IN health officials report first flu-related death of the season
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

IN health officials report first flu-related death of the season

The Oneida County Health Department has begun posting weekly and seasonal - October through May - tallies of flu cases online. They said the person died this week. Box. In mice treated intranasally using an...More..

Several Changes In Store As Obamacare Open Enrollment Begins
by | Saturday, November 03, 2018

Several Changes In Store As Obamacare Open Enrollment Begins

The sixth enrollment period for Delaware's Health Insurance Marketplace runs from November 1st through December 15th. Many short-term or limited plans often don't cover people with pre-existing conditions. Sh...More..