Medicine


Sleeping with a screen on can lead to female obesity Sleeping with a screen on can lead to female obesity
- June 14, 2019

They were also unable to disentangle the relationship between ALAN and factors such as an unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, stress and other sleep characteristics - nor did they ask women why they slept with a light on. We know that light in the late evening will delay our body clocks. At the start of the study, women were typically overweight but not yet obese, according to their body mass index (BMI), a ratio of weight relative to height. (more...)
Trump calls Biden a 'loser' ahead of dueling Iowa speeches Trump calls Biden a 'loser' ahead of dueling Iowa speeches
- June 12, 2019

A Des Moines Register-CNN-Mediacom poll published Saturday showed Biden favored in Iowa, followed by Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg. Former vice president Joe Biden's decision to abandon his support for a ban on taxpayer funding of abortion may have increased his support among Democratic primary voters, according to a new poll . (more...)
World Health Organization officially recognises ‘gaming disorder’ World Health Organization officially recognises ‘gaming disorder’
- May 31, 2019

However, not everyone agrees that " video game addiction" is something that can be diagnosed or treated. The 194 members of the World Health Organization voted to classify " gaming disorder " as a disease. Following last year's announcement, many gaming organizations came together to oppose this new addition , stating that they are "concerned to see " Gaming Disorder " still contained in the latest version of the WHO's ICD-11 despite significant opposition from the medical and ... (more...)
Confirmed: Traveler Passes Through DFW Airport with Measles Confirmed: Traveler Passes Through DFW Airport with Measles
- May 26, 2019

Outbreaks of measles has prompted Public Health England to plea for all parents to get their children vaccinated against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) when the vaccine is offered - or for them to take it up now if they did not have it at the scheduled time. (more...)
Richard Burr takes heat over Donald Trump Jr. subpoena Richard Burr takes heat over Donald Trump Jr. subpoena
- May 10, 2019

Blumenthal said that he's prepared to jail the president's son if he refuses to cooperate with the subpoena . Donald Trump Jr ., at President Donald Trump's MAGA rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 28, 2019. Two months before Mueller submitted his report, the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. (more...)
‘Avengers: Endgame’ midnight crowd might have been exposed to measles, officials warn ‘Avengers: Endgame’ midnight crowd might have been exposed to measles, officials warn
- May 04, 2019

Officials did not say whether the woman had been vaccinated for measles. Well, the measles outbreak keeps on ruining everything decent in the world as authorities now are warning that the first known patient in Orange County, California went to a midnight screening of Avengers: Endgame before she knew she had measles. (more...)
A Scientology Cruise Ship Has Been Quarantined To Prevent A Measles Outbreak A Scientology Cruise Ship Has Been Quarantined To Prevent A Measles Outbreak
- May 03, 2019

The ship is scheduled to leave the island near midnight on Thursday, according to NBC News . Victor Theodore also told NBC News the ship's name is Freewinds . "This decision to quarantine the ship is in keeping with the health laws of Saint Lucia", Fredericks-James explained. Fredericks-James said the department of health would "continue to support them as needed", and that "the ship is free to leave our ports at any time". (more...)
Why Trump Is Bitter the Firefighters Endorsed Joe Biden Why Trump Is Bitter the Firefighters Endorsed Joe Biden
- May 02, 2019

Among 18-to-34-year-old Democrats, 49 percent said they were somewhat or much more likely to support a candidate under 40, while 28 percent said it did not matter. Citing Biden's standing in first place in the polls , she said, "If the polls mean anything, there is a great reservoir of goodwill for him". "He knows that a strong middle class means a strong America, and we know, as president, he will stand up for all the patriotic Americans who want nothing more than to earn a decent wage, ... (more...)
Ground Beef Apparent Source of E coli Outbreak Ground Beef Apparent Source of E coli Outbreak
- April 26, 2019

Consumers are urged to prevent the spread of E. coli by washing hands, cooking ground beef to an internal temperature of 160 degrees and keeping uncooked foods away from raw beef to prevent cross-contamination. coli O103. The ground beef was shipped to distributors in Fort Orange, Florida and Norcross, Georgia for further distribution to restaurants. The recalled products all feature the number EST. (more...)
'Exercise, sleep, screens' - World Health Organization issues first-ever guidelines for children under 5 'Exercise, sleep, screens' - World Health Organization issues first-ever guidelines for children under 5
- April 26, 2019

Spend at least 180 minutes in a variety of types of physical activities at any intensity, including moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity, spread throughout the day; more is better. " Healthy physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep habits are established early in life, providing an opportunity to shape habits through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood", the World Health Organization said in the guidelines to member states. (more...)
Unvaccinated children pave way for measles to spread, UNICEF says Unvaccinated children pave way for measles to spread, UNICEF says
- April 26, 2019

The CDC defines an outbreak as three or more cases. The agency had warned that the USA would likely exceed that number, which was the record high reported after the year 2000, within weeks. Among high-income countries, the USA - which now is fighting its biggest measles outbreak in nearly 20 years - topped UNICEF's list of places with the most children missing the first dose of the vaccine between 2010 and 2017, at more than 2.5 million. (more...)
71 new measles cases push USA closer to record level 71 new measles cases push USA closer to record level
- April 25, 2019

Nationwide , 22 states have reported cases of measles in 2019. CDC has reported that outbreaks of mumps have also been reported in the United States this year. If you know you've had one dose of the measles/MMR vaccine on schedule, that's enough if. Measles is still common in many parts of the world including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa. (more...)
Residents, tourists urged to get vaccinated after measles case reported in Florida Residents, tourists urged to get vaccinated after measles case reported in Florida
- April 20, 2019

These children are highly contagious. While the MMR vaccine is the safest and most effective method of preventing measles , it is only 97 percent effective, so population-wide immunity is a key component to protecting our most at risk New Yorkers from measles. (more...)
Measles cases up 300% Measles cases up 300%
- April 19, 2019

Citing provisional data about the preventable but highly contagious disease, the United Nations agency said on April 15 that higher rates of measles had been recorded in "all regions of the world". Health officials say there are two main reasons for the virus's surge: more global travel and lower vaccination rates. But he says it's not time for local residents to let down their guard. (more...)
Barr to testify before the Senate as Mueller's report looms Barr to testify before the Senate as Mueller's report looms
- April 14, 2019

WILLIAM BARR: Within a week, I will be in a position to release the report to the public. Democratic leadership has been loathe to even discuss impeachment , and with Mueller's conclusions in his final report now public, as characterized by Barr, the chances of successfully removing Trump from office seem even more remote than they were before. (more...)
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Orders Vaccinations Amid Measles Outbreak New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio Orders Vaccinations Amid Measles Outbreak
- April 12, 2019

After almost 300 people were infected in Brooklyn, Bill de Blasio, New York's mayor, ordered unvaccinated individuals in certain postcodes to get their jabs or face a fine. By far most of the city's cases are kids under 18 years age. "This outbreak is being fueled by a small group of anti-vaxxers in these neighborhoods. (more...)
NY orders measles vaccinations in Brooklyn amid outbreak, mayor says
- April 10, 2019

The outbreak has largely centred around ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities where immunisation rates are low. "People in violation of our order to get vaccinated against measles will get a violation and could be fined $1,000 per instance", NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Oxiris Barbot tweeted. (more...)
Deadly Fungal 'Superbug' Spreads Worldwide, Alarming Scientists Deadly Fungal 'Superbug' Spreads Worldwide, Alarming Scientists
- April 10, 2019

The report mentions one case from last May when an elderly man was admitted to the Brooklyn offshoot of Mount Sinai Hospital for abdominal surgery in New York City. auris increases its resistance to medications. In May a year ago, researchers from Imperial College London warned of a potential "global collapse" in ability to control and fight fungal infections as drug-resistant strains grow and spread. (more...)
Provincial initiative to catch-up measles vaccine set to begin Provincial initiative to catch-up measles vaccine set to begin
- April 07, 2019

Tehama Health officials said that if the county does not receive any additional cases between now and April 11, the county will consider itself cleared of the threat of additional measles cases. Measles, according to the letter, is a highly contagious, vaccine-preventable disease that is spread by direct person-to-person contact and through the air. (more...)
Trump's Battle With 'Obamacare' Moves To The Courts Trump's Battle With 'Obamacare' Moves To The Courts
- April 04, 2019

Another Republican senator interviewed anonymously for the Bolton/Sullivan piece admitted that Trump's anti-ACA strategy is "not a good one for us". So this President's decision blind-sided some within the Republican Party. Graham said that the Republican plan should "reaffirm and ensure that preexisting conditions are covered so that no American can be denied health care coverage", "reallocate the funds now spent on Obamacare fairly among the states", and "empower the states to chart their ... (more...)
Trump says no healthcare vote until after 2020 election Trump says no healthcare vote until after 2020 election
- April 04, 2019

But his motivations were always as political as they were legislative, with the president not wanting to cede a 2020 campaign issue to Democrats. Yost told an Axios conversation on the future of the Affordable Care Act that he agrees the part of the law that mandates coverage is unconstitutional, but said that insurance guarantees for roughly 1.9 million non-elderly Ohioans with pre-existing medical conditions could end if the law is eliminated. (more...)
Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas, Kentucky Judge Blocks Trump Administration's Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas, Kentucky
- March 31, 2019

On Wednesday, a federal judge dealt a massive blow to one of the Trump administration's pet projects. Top Trump administration officials have promoted work requirements , saying they incentivize beneficiaries to lead healthier lives. Since then, 18,000 people have lost their Medicaid benefits . Expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income adults was a key pillar of former President Barack Obama's health care reforms. (more...)
Trump administration says entire Affordable Care Act should be repealed Trump administration says entire Affordable Care Act should be repealed
- March 28, 2019

Preferring the "let's all move on" option, two CNN reporters penned an unintentionally amusing article suggesting that the finding of no collusion was an opportunity to quickly " move past a dark period ", but anxious that the president " isn't prepared to let go ". (more...)
Trump Administration Now Says Entire Affordable Care Act Should Be Repealed Trump Administration Now Says Entire Affordable Care Act Should Be Repealed
- March 27, 2019

Previously, the Trump administration had not gone as far, arguing in a June brief that the penalty for not buying insurance could be distinguished from other provisions of the law, which could still stand. The change comes as newly empowered Democrats in the House have vowed to protect the ACA from Republican attacks. Trump swept into office promising to "repeal and replace" the Obama health law but was unable to do so, even with a Congress fully under Republican control. (more...)
Eight more measles cases confirmed in Oakland County outbreak Eight more measles cases confirmed in Oakland County outbreak
- March 25, 2019

MI health officials say three more cases of measles have been confirmed in the Detroit area, raising the number in Oakland County to eight since March 13. March 17 Yeshivas Darchei Torah School: 21550 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Beth Tefilo: 24225 Greenfield Rd., Southfield, 8:00-11:00 a.m. (more...)
Kennedy: Bernie Sanders will ‘eat’ Beto O’Rourke for breakfast Kennedy: Bernie Sanders will ‘eat’ Beto O’Rourke for breakfast
- March 16, 2019

He posted an image of a happier-looking Artemis on Twitter during the 2017 dog show, saying, "Kids and I agree that Artemis is best in show". As with much else about O'Rourke, it's hard to say if his manner of speaking is born out of honest enthusiasm or if he's been made aware of studies like that and is attempting to work it into the packaging of himself as a candidate. (more...)
Second Patient Cleared of HIV After Stem-Cell Therapy Second Patient Cleared of HIV After Stem-Cell Therapy
- March 09, 2019

However the virus did not return in the London patient's case and there is still no trace of the virus after 18 months off the drugs . In people who have the CCR5 mutation, the virus is unable to enter cells and thus can not cause infection. (more...)
Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Smollett case Chicago police looking for source of leaks in Smollett case
- March 09, 2019

Smollett has since been charged with staging the whole incident. During the investigation, numerous pieces of information made their way into the media, and it's these leaks that have prompted the Chicago P.D.'s new investigation. Smollett had gotten into hot water back on January 29, when he'd been rushed to Northwestern Hospital for treatment of wounds. No explanation was asked from her either. (more...)
Danaher pharma deal is a win-win remedy Danaher pharma deal is a win-win remedy
- February 28, 2019

GE was up 26% this year through Friday. GE, which rejected an approach by Danaher for the business a year ago , said its stance changed after Culp was appointed CEO and GE board became more open to a deal, reports citing close to the negotiations said. (more...)
B.C. looking into vaccination registry due to measles outbreak: health minister B.C. looking into vaccination registry due to measles outbreak: health minister
- February 23, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from January 1 to the present, a total of 127 individual cases of measles have been confirmed across 10 states. Through herd immunity, even people who can not get vaccinated will have some protection from getting sick. Most people born before 1978 have had measles infection and will not get measles again. (more...)
Australia government loses bill blocking sick asylum seekers Australia government loses bill blocking sick asylum seekers
- February 15, 2019

Legislation has only been passed in the House against a government's will in 1929, 1941, 1962 and 2013. Crossbench Senator Derryn Hinch this morning gave his support to the laws, which have just passed through the Senate 36 votes to 34. (more...)
Call for early detection of cancer Call for early detection of cancer
- February 05, 2019

Prior to 2016, the campaign themes included "Not Beyond Us" and "Debunk the Myths". We appreciate the Minister's honesty in acknowledging the shortcomings of the country's primary health care system - the acknowledgement is the first step towards finding a long-term solution, working in partnership with important stakeholders such as the Samoa Cancer Society (SCS) and donor partners. (more...)
Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles
- February 03, 2019

The revelation prompted public health officials in Oregon's Deschutes County and in Hawaii to issue alerts, although no cases were confirmed in either location. Vaccinations are free for children and low cost for adults at area hospitals through a partnership with Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, as well, which partners with Mary Bridge Children's Hospital's free vaccination clinics for children. (more...)
Breakfast may not help with weight loss after all Breakfast may not help with weight loss after all
- February 02, 2019

Monash University in Melbourne reviewed 13 studies from the last 28 years in high income countries around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, examining weight and energy intake from breakfast consumption. (more...)
Measles outbreak travels from Pacific Northwest to Hawaii Measles outbreak travels from Pacific Northwest to Hawaii
- February 02, 2019

During an October debate against Republican gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler, Brown said "we probably give parents a little too much leeway". The highest number of infections there in over two decades and more cases are popping up in states across the U.S. (more...)
Washington State Issues State of Emergency Over Measles Outbreak Washington State Issues State of Emergency Over Measles Outbreak
- January 31, 2019

In 2018, six cases of measles were reported among BC residents: two cases acquired infection during travel out of Canada (India and Philippines, respectively), and four acquired infection from imported cases. All states require immunizations for children to attend school. Indeed, recent measles outbreaks like the one in Disneyland in 2015 are thought to be fueled by vaccine refusal as vaccination rates drop below the levels needed to provide herd immunity. (more...)
Measles Outbreak Worsens In Washington As Governor Declares Public Health Emergency
- January 30, 2019

Those who may have been exposed should watch for early symptoms of high fever, malaise and red eyes, followed by a rash that starts on the head and moves down the body. If someone who is not immune to the virus breathes the air or touches an infected surface, they can become infected, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (more...)
Woman in Vegetative State for Last 14 Years Gives Birth Woman in Vegetative State for Last 14 Years Gives Birth
- January 12, 2019

Tribal chairman Terry Rambler said he was "deeply shocked and horrified at the treatment of one of our members". Hacienda HealthCare said it was fully co-operating with the authorities. Govenor Doug Ducey's office has called the situation "deeply troubling". A Phoenix police spokesman said that "the matter is now under investigation" but declined to give any further details of the case. (more...)
6 deaths from influenza including 3 young children 6 deaths from influenza including 3 young children
- January 11, 2019

The child - from Central Jersey - died in late December. There were two main reasons for last year's epidemic: the predominant strain of flu virus circulating among the population was especially aggressive; and the 2018 vaccine did not match the strains of flu that most people were coming down with. (more...)
Bill de Blasio unveils plan for universal health care Bill de Blasio unveils plan for universal health care
- January 09, 2019

During his presser on Tuesday, de Blasio said he will continue to support statewide and national efforts to move toward single-payer, and characterized NYC Care as an immediate solution for hundreds of thousands of uninsured New York City residents. (more...)
"Weak UK market conditions" see sales at Boots decrease
- December 23, 2018

Productivity proportions: Investigating the productivity proportions of FirstEnergy Corp ., ( NYSE: FE ) stock, the speculator will discover its ROE, ROA, ROI remaining at 32.7%, 5.2% and -2.9%, individually. Some investors will choose to rely on the expertise of professionals, while others will try to have a go at it on their own. The Perf Year indicator is often used to evaluate the annual performance of the trading organizations working in the stock markets . (more...)
Teen Vaping Soared In 2018 Teen Vaping Soared In 2018
- December 20, 2018

The Monitoring the Future Survey, conducted by the University of MI, finds that one in five high school seniors said they'd vaped within the past month. The increase was so worrying that the Food and Drug Administration announced a series of actions aimed at cutting underage access to vape products. (more...)
Health Stocks Prepare for Market Jolt After Obamacare Ruling Health Stocks Prepare for Market Jolt After Obamacare Ruling
- December 18, 2018

What is Plan B if the entire law is struck down? "I believe that's the likeliest outcome, because ObamaCare has always been unconstitutional ", he asserted. Although the effective elimination of the individual mandate penalty starts January 1-before the filing deadline-HHS and the White House say the law will remain in place since O'Connor did not grant an injunction. (more...)
Doctors say amoebas in tap water turned woman's brain into 'bloody mush'
- December 09, 2018

But after performing brain surgery and taking a tissue sample, they realized she actually had a rare amoeba called Balamuthia mandrillaris . Some tap water contains low levels of organisms - such as bacteria and protozoa, including amoebas - that may be safe to swallow because stomach acid kills them. (more...)
Sully the service dog bids farewell to President George HW Bush Sully the service dog bids farewell to President George HW Bush
- December 05, 2018

Bush at the Capitol in Washington , Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Trump's relationship with the Bush family has been tense. Despite Dole, a longtime USA senator from Kansas, challenging Bush for the Republican nomination in the 1988 presidential race, the two men remained friendly. (more...)
Heidi Klum wins Halloween in Shrek costume Heidi Klum wins Halloween in Shrek costume
- November 02, 2018

The 45-year-old also had her own Shrek as her ideal date to the party. The pair arrived in a fairy-tale style chariot and even pushed a pram with little ogre babies in it. Also invited to the party were stars like Dylan Sprouce, Padma Lakshmi, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and Lupita Nyongo. The Halloween tradition dates back thousands of years originally to a Celtic Festival where people wore costumes to keep ghosts away, and later All Hallows' Eve, the night before the Catholic ... (more...)
Nine children reported dead at New Jersey facility after contracting virus Nine children reported dead at New Jersey facility after contracting virus
- October 31, 2018

The "medically fragile" child, whose identity was not made public, died late Saturday at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, N.J., just one day after the facility's eighth death. Adenovirus usually poses little risk for healthy people . The U.S. Centers for Disease Control was assisting state health officials with testing and "expertise", according to the New Jersey Department. (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets Sold for Just $2 Before Tip-Off Wednesday Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets Sold for Just $2 Before Tip-Off Wednesday
- October 28, 2018

The Cavaliers struggled again in the third quarter as Drummond and Jackson combined to score 15 straight points for the Pistons . Cavaliers guards clearly made an effort to be more aggressive in attacking the basket early, something that Lue emphasized prior to the game. (more...)
First case of paralyzing, polio-like disease confirmed in Florida First case of paralyzing, polio-like disease confirmed in Florida
- October 20, 2018

The surge has baffled health officials, who on Tuesday announced a change in the way the agency is counting cases. While AFM is incredibly rare, the current rate is less than one case for every 1 million Americans, Messonnier urged parents and health care providers to be on the lookout for symptoms . (more...)
Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas
- October 18, 2018

The disease is being called acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, and although researchers suspect that it's caused by a virus, no virus has yet been discovered that's associated with the condition. The spinal cord condition is caused by a polio-like enterovirus and manifests with similar symptoms, particularly muscle weakness and partial paralysis. (more...)

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