Medicine

NY county declares measles outbreak emergency

A state of emergency is in effect in one suburban NY county as local officials and community leaders try to combat a severe measles outbreak. Though immunization statuses will not be actively tracked by police, the parents of children caught flouting the order face the risk of possible jail time and/or a hefty fine. [Full Article...]

Oklahoma officials to announce settlement in opioid case

Oklahoma officials to announce settlement in opioid case Authorities have argued that Purdue used deceptive marketing tactics and a sizable workforce of representatives to repeatedly visit physicians to sell them narcotics, assuring them that the drugs were rarely addictive. Opioids, including heroin and prescription drugs like OxyContin, were a factor in a record 48,000 deaths across the U.S.in 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Pr... [Full Article...]

Connecticut US lawmakers react to Barr’s summary of Mueller report

Connecticut US lawmakers react to Barr’s summary of Mueller report Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report, as summarized by Attorney General Robert Barr, lays down "one proposition unambiguously: The special counsel's office did not believe that it could reasonably prove in court that any Trump campaign member or affiliate committed a crime in assisting the Russian government with its efforts", Lawfare writes . [Full Article...]

Congo Ebola epidemic exceeds 1,000 cases - health ministry

Congo Ebola epidemic exceeds 1,000 cases - health ministry The number of confirmed cases stands at 1,009, of which 944 are confirmed and 65 probable, in an outbreak that started in August. In the past week alone, there were 58 reported cases of the virus. The current outbreak has been raging for eight months, and the World Health Organisation described it as being in "some of the most challenging conditions". [Full Article...]

Piping hot tea raises esophageal cancer risk

Piping hot tea raises esophageal cancer risk Farhad Islami of the American Cancer Society . Oesophageal cancer happens when abnormal cells in the food pipe (oesophagus) grow in an uncontrolled way. " Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer deaths worldwide ", according to the Mayo Clinic. A number of factors are associated with developing the risk of esophagus cancer. [Full Article...]

Another measles case confirmed in Interior Health region

Another measles case confirmed in Interior Health region Interior Health is monitoring and following up with people who may have been in contact with the patient to determine immunization status and, if necessary, offer them post-exposure protection. March 17 Yeshivas Darchei Torah School: 21550 W. 12 Mile Rd., Southfield, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Anyone who is concerned about exposure to measles should watch for symptoms of measles including fever, c... [Full Article...]

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin second wedding plans on hold

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin second wedding plans on hold Just feeling super disconnected and weird.I always bounce back so I'm not anxious just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me. The reports come after Justin recently and bravely admitted that he has been "struggling a lot" in a candid Instagram post. [Full Article...]

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA just approved the first drug for postpartum depression

Ask Dr. Nandi: FDA just approved the first drug for postpartum depression A pill version of the treatment could make the drug more widely accessible, and is now undergoing clinical trials , according to the Times . It is estimated that post-partum depression affects approximately one in nine women who have given birth in the US, about 400,000 women annually. [Full Article...]

Kale May Have a Hidden Danger - Pesticides

Kale May Have a Hidden Danger - Pesticides EWG releases the Dirty Dozen as part of its annual Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce™, which analyzes Department of Agriculture test data to identify which fruits and vegetables are most and least contaminated with pesticide residues. [Full Article...]

Sugary drinks linked to higher risk of premature death, study says

Sugary drinks linked to higher risk of premature death, study says Following participants in 2 long-term studies for 34 years, researchers noticed that people who drank sugar-sweetened beverages were more likely to die early, and the more sugar , the higher the risk of death. Researchers accounted for other dietary factors, physical activity and obesity, so that any effect measured could be independently linked with sugar-sweetened beverages. [Full Article...]

Wearables can help detect heart problems: Stanford study

Wearables can help detect heart problems: Stanford study Fifty-seven percent of those who received irregular pulse notifications sought medical attention. Participants could use an Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2, or Series 3 with the latest version of watchOS 4 installed, although it is unclear if any of the study participants updated to watchOS 5 during the course of the study, or were permitted to do so. [Full Article...]

Woman in China almost dies after injecting herself with fruit juice

Woman in China almost dies after injecting herself with fruit juice After injecting herself with the juice, she felt itchy and her temperature rose. Doctor Liu Jianxiu told the Xiaoxiang Morning Herald that she had developed an infection in her liver, kidney and heart and was at risk of multiple organ failure. [Full Article...]

Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention

Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention Studies On Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy Low-Dose aspirin therapy works by blocking the inflammation-causing enzyme cyclooxygenase and slowing down the formation of blood clots. But regular use of aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stroke in healthy people isn't as clear-cut. "Clinically significant bleeding - hemorrhagic stroke, bleeding in the brain, gastrointestinal hemorrhages or hemorrhages at... [Full Article...]

Drinking hot tea doubles risk of cancer

Drinking hot tea doubles risk of cancer Farhad Islami , who serves as the strategic director of the American Cancer Society (AMC). A new study found that people who drink about two teas a day (about 700ml of liquid) warmer than 140 degrees Fahrenheit had about a 90% higher risk for esophageal cancer compared to people who drank less tea at cooler temps, CNN reports. [Full Article...]

Smoking pot daily raises psychosis risk

Smoking pot daily raises psychosis risk Nutt points out the psychosis group did report high rates of other drug use, including stimulants or hallucinogens, which can certainly be additional factors in the onset of an acute psychotic episode. The findings were published in mental health journal The Lancet Psychiatry . "The next priority is to identify which individuals are at risk from daily potent cannabis use", she wrote. [Full Article...]

Another Top Drug, Aspirin, No Longer Recommended For Heart Attack Prevention

Another Top Drug, Aspirin, No Longer Recommended For Heart Attack Prevention Kevin Campbell, who wasn't involved in the new guidelines. It's important to note that the changes in the ACC and AHA guidelines offer more precise criteria with regard to appropriate aspirin use in individuals who have not previously experienced a cardiac event (primary prevention). [Full Article...]

Researchers issue new warning about eggs

Researchers issue new warning about eggs Whether eating eggs or cholesterol , which is also found in products such as red meat, processed meat and high-fat dairy products, is linked to cardiovascular disease and death has always been a subject of debate, the researchers said. According to industry data, the average American will eat more eggs in 2019 than any time for the past 20 years. The researchers say the culprit is cholesterol, ... [Full Article...]

Scientists sign petition saying that AirPods can cause cancer

Scientists sign petition saying that AirPods can cause cancer This trendy wireless bluetooth headphone fits right into the ear canal, the close proximity of AirPods to the brain and inner ear may raise cancer risks, as such 250 scientists from over 40 countries have signed a petition to the United Nations and W.H.O to warn against radiowave radiation from these wireless technologies. [Full Article...]

Trump's budget set to spark yet another fight with Democrats

Trump's budget set to spark yet another fight with Democrats Congressional Democrats attacked USA social safety net changes proposed by President Donald Trump in his 2020 budget plan, with a senior lawmaker on Tuesday saying Trump's cutbacks in programs such as Medicaid and food aid were "intended to do harm". [Full Article...]

Italy Requires Children To Show Complete Immunization Records To Attend School

Italy Requires Children To Show Complete Immunization Records To Attend School The new law came amid a surge in measles cases - but Italian officials say vaccination rates have improved since it was introduced. Children can not attend nursery schools unless they are vaccinated, and parents of elementary and middle school pupils risk fines of up to 500 euros if they don't have doctor's notes showing that their children were vaccinated against the required diseases. [Full Article...]


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