Commonly prescribed drugs may up dementia risk

The study, carried out by experts from the University of Nottingham and funded by the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, found that there was almost a 50% increased risk of dementia among patients aged 55 and over who had used strong antichol... More..

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UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital recognized among best children's hospitals in US
by | Thursday, June 20, 2019

UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital recognized among best children's hospitals in US

News. "This is a wonderful validation of the tremendous work that our clinical teams have performed over the past few years as we work to unify efforts across our hospitals", said Michael Anderson , MD, MBA,...More..

Kenya Isolates Ebola Suspect Said to Have Entered through Uganda Border
by | Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Kenya Isolates Ebola Suspect Said to Have Entered through Uganda Border

Three other people have been put in the isolation ward at Kenya's Kericho Referral Hospital after a woman was Sunday admitted with Ebola-like symptoms. The outbreak in eastern Congo has killed more than 1,400 p...More..

by | Monday, June 17, 2019

Patient Dead From Superbug Infection After Fecal Transplant, FDA Warns

According to the FDA, 2 immunocompromised individuals who received the investigational FMT developed invasive infections which were caused by extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia ...More..

World Health Organization says DRC Ebola outbreak not an ‘international’ emergency
by | Sunday, June 16, 2019

World Health Organization says DRC Ebola outbreak not an ‘international’ emergency

And a third case has been confirmed, according to Uganda's Ministry of Health. The WHO's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will hold an emergency meeting on Friday to decide whether the current ou...More..

Sleeping with the TV on is linked to weight gain, study says
by | Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sleeping with the TV on is linked to weight gain, study says

They were also 22% more likely to become newly overweight and 33% more likely to become newly obese. Although more studies are needed to cement the concept, experts say it makes "perfect biological sense" tha...More..

One case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda
by | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

One case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda

Aceng says Ugandan health officials were alerted of the presence of contacts of an Ebola case from DRC and their phone contacts provided for close monitoring by their counterparts across the border. Uganda offi...More..

Quest Diagnostics Patient Data Breached
by | Saturday, June 08, 2019

Quest Diagnostics Patient Data Breached

Warner wrote. The system contains sensitive data, including credit card numbers, medical information, social security numbers, and bank account information, Quest said. AMCA is yet to provide Quest with full ...More..

WWVAMC prepared for launch of VA MISSION Act
by | Saturday, June 08, 2019

WWVAMC prepared for launch of VA MISSION Act

And we need to fill VHA's 43,000 vacancies-doctors, nurses, mental health clinicians, and other front-line support staff - in order to ensure that there is the necessary number of dedicated personnel wanting to...More..

7.7 mn LabCorp customers affected by data breach
by | Saturday, June 08, 2019

7.7 mn LabCorp customers affected by data breach

AMCA specializes in collecting overdue payments from people who haven't paid their medical bills, and the AMCA website says its clients include "hospitals", "physician groups" and "third-party providers" as ...More..

Young Texas couple die from unidentified illness in Fiji
by | Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Young Texas couple die from unidentified illness in Fiji

Centers for Disease Control and Fiji's Ministry of Health to ascertain the causes of death and to assist in any related measures". A Fort Worth couple died while on vacation in Fiji. A US Department of Stat...More..

Massive Quest Diagnostics data breach impacts 12 million patients
by | Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Massive Quest Diagnostics data breach impacts 12 million patients

Quest Diagnostics on Monday said almost 12 million of its patients have had personal data exposed as a result of a cybersecurity incident at a billing collections vendor. " Quest is taking this matter very se...More..

Almost 12M patients may be affected in Quest Diagnostics data breach
by | Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Almost 12M patients may be affected in Quest Diagnostics data breach

Quest "has not been able to verify the accuracy of the information received from AMCA, " Quest said in a statement posted on its website Monday. This is a developing story. The data breach occurred with one...More..

GM fungus causes ‘crash’ in mosquito populations, study suggests
by | Sunday, June 02, 2019

GM fungus causes ‘crash’ in mosquito populations, study suggests

It is hoped the mutated fungus could help to prevent the deaths of about 400,000 people a year. Scientists in Burkina Faso in west Africa applied the fungus to a sheet, which was hung up in a mocked-up villag...More..

US Records Greatest Number of Measles Cases Since 1994 - CDC
by | Sunday, June 02, 2019

US Records Greatest Number of Measles Cases Since 1994 - CDC

In 1994 a total of 963 cases were reported for the whole year. "Availability and widespread use of a safe and highly effective measles vaccine, and a strong public health infrastructure to detect and contain ...More..

TSA now permits FDA-approved epilepsy drug containing cannabis on flights
by | Friday, May 31, 2019

TSA now permits FDA-approved epilepsy drug containing cannabis on flights

Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in both carry-on and checked luggage at airports. Hemp derivatives contain little to no tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the psychoactive chemical in marijuana that produces ...More..

Burnout, gaming disorder deemed medical diagnoses by WHO
by | Friday, May 31, 2019

Burnout, gaming disorder deemed medical diagnoses by WHO

The updated ICD list, dubbed ICD-11, was drafted past year following recommendations from health experts around the world, and was approved on Saturday. The " gaming disorder " disease will become officially...More..

Trump Administration Takes Aim at Transgender Healthcare
by | Sunday, May 26, 2019

Trump Administration Takes Aim at Transgender Healthcare

UCLA legal scholar Jocelyn Samuels, who oversaw the drafting of the HHS transgender anti-discrimination rule under Obama, said that rule reflected established legal precedent that transgender people are...More..

Disaster Relief Bill Stuck in the House Following GOP Lawmaker’s Objection
by | Saturday, May 25, 2019

Disaster Relief Bill Stuck in the House Following GOP Lawmaker’s Objection

Democrats will try to get it cleared sooner, however, through additional unanimous consent attempts. Rep. Roy said he hasn't yet decided if he'll be back Tuesday to object to clearing the bill. Trump's ba...More..

Measles now a concern when traveling in the US
by | Saturday, May 25, 2019

Measles now a concern when traveling in the US

Parents are being urged to get their children vaccinated for measles , mumps and rubella following outbreaks of measles across Europe . According to CDC's latest report , 880 cases of measles have been con...More..

Measles case confirmed in St. Clair County, state count at 44
by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Measles case confirmed in St. Clair County, state count at 44

He blamed fake news spread on social media - the "antivaxx" campaign - for the declining uptake after it was revealed half a million children in the United Kingdom were not vaccinated against measles between 20...More..

Ric Flair's surgery postponed due to health complications
by | Monday, May 20, 2019

Ric Flair's surgery postponed due to health complications

Offest blasts a number of blogs which have reported on the fake news that Ric Flair passed away. "They are working to address complications before surgery". A legend of professional wrestling Ric Flair Has suff...More..

World Health Organization makes first official recommendations to reduce risk of dementia
by | Friday, May 17, 2019

World Health Organization makes first official recommendations to reduce risk of dementia

Carol Routledge, director of Research at Alzheimer's Research UK, said dementia was the leading cause of death in Britain, but only 34% of adults realised they could reduce the risk, and the World Health O...More..

Iowa Officials Confirm Cases of Dog Disease That Can Infect Humans
by | Thursday, May 16, 2019

Iowa Officials Confirm Cases of Dog Disease That Can Infect Humans

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship advise all animal owners to thoroughly wash hands after handling pets-even household ones-to prevent infection . Heinz said all of the dogs in the resc...More..

Measles Cases Top 800 in U.S.
by | Thursday, May 16, 2019

Measles Cases Top 800 in U.S.

HOGAN: The outbreak hit poor black and Latino communities the hardest - Central Brooklyn, Upper Manhattan and the South Bronx. Immunization rates peaked in the early 1980s because of investment during the pr...More..

This is how many cups of coffee you should be drinking
by | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

This is how many cups of coffee you should be drinking

That's because too much caffeine can cause high blood pressure , a precursor to heart disease, researchers say. Now, the latest research shows that drinking at least two cups of coffee per day can increa...More..

USA Counties At Risk for Future Measles Outbreaks
by | Monday, May 13, 2019

USA Counties At Risk for Future Measles Outbreaks

The agency attributes the recent outbreaks to measles being imported, when an unvaccinated traveler visits a country where there is widespread measles transmission, gets infected with measles, returns to the US...More..

Woman dies from rabies after trying to rescue puppy
by | Monday, May 13, 2019

Woman dies from rabies after trying to rescue puppy

Birgitte carried it in her basket and groomed it after getting back to the resort. The family said the cuts were small, and nothing major. Initial symptoms of rabies include headaches and a fever. "Our fear...More..

Local mother working to bring awareness to youth mental health
by | Sunday, May 12, 2019

Local mother working to bring awareness to youth mental health

To kick off Mental Health Week in Canada, the provincial government announced an "additional" $174 million in funding to address service gaps across Ontario. If you would like tips for starting a conversation i...More..

Denver Could Become the First U.S. City to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms
by | Thursday, May 09, 2019

Denver Could Become the First U.S. City to Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms

But a growing body of medical research shows that psilocybin can treat conditions like anxiety and depression, in cases where drugs now on the market cannot. But in 2018, researchers from Johns Hopkins Unive...More..

HHS Secretary urges anti-vaxxers to vaccinate their children
by | Thursday, May 09, 2019

HHS Secretary urges anti-vaxxers to vaccinate their children

The state has had one confirmed case of measles in 2019. Krissy Mosbarger, whose son has autism, said she believes in vaccinating but on a different schedule than the state recommends. Bhat said that even w...More..

Germany considers fining parents who do not vaccinate their children against measles
by | Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Germany considers fining parents who do not vaccinate their children against measles

As of April 23, there were 14 cases of measles reported in New Jersey . These New York outbreaks, in ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities, are the longest and largest since measles was declared eliminated i...More..

Oklahoma Man Suffers Major Stroke After Popping His Neck
by | Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Oklahoma Man Suffers Major Stroke After Popping His Neck

Josh Hader ended up at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City after tearing his vertebral artery , which leads to the brain, ABC affiliate KOAT reported. "Currently, I can walk without a walker or cane, but I get e...More..

Ramadan : Saraki urges Muslims to pray for peace, security, economic prosperity
by | Monday, May 06, 2019

Ramadan : Saraki urges Muslims to pray for peace, security, economic prosperity

He said Taraweh prayers at the National mosque are to be conducted every evening from 8:30pm and that Darassa (Islamic seminars) will be held from 10am throughout the month of Ramadan. Bukola Saraki has called ...More..

Scotland Health Care System celebrating National Nurses Week
by | Monday, May 06, 2019

Scotland Health Care System celebrating National Nurses Week

Amazon is offering a collection of free nursing books. Together, we stand strong today and every day to provide the best possible evidence-based care in the clinic, at the hospital, in the classrooms and in ...More..