Medicine

Israel has lowest rate of diet-related deaths worldwide

Israel has lowest rate of diet-related deaths worldwide Poor diets are killing almost 11 million people a year - more than smoking , high blood pressure, or any other health risk, a major global study has found. The study found a tenfold difference between countries with the highest and lowest rates of diet-related deaths. Dr. Walter Willett, a co-author of the study. [Full Article...]

20% of global deaths linked to poor diet

20% of global deaths linked to poor diet Those diseases are heavily influenced by high amounts of salt in the diet, which can cause spikes in blood pressure, as well as directly affecting the functioning of the heart. Israel , France, Spain and Japan were some of the top countries which had the least poor diet-related deaths. It should be noted that there were data gaps for intake of key foods in some countries, so some estimates could b... [Full Article...]

Several U.S. states sue Trump administration over school lunch rules

Several U.S. states sue Trump administration over school lunch rules It aims to overturn changes in standards for sodium and whole grains. A coalition of state attorneys general is suing the Trump administration for weakening the federal nutrition standards for school meals that are fed to about 30 million children across the country. [Full Article...]

Scottish HPV vaccine programme dramatically reduced cervical disease, study shows

Scottish HPV vaccine programme dramatically reduced cervical disease, study shows Of these over 4,200 cases, 338 were identified as not belonging to the most common types of cervical cancer (squamous epithelial cancer and adenocarcinoma). This is a fall in incidence from 1.44% to 0.17%. This is particularly good news, since this group is also less likely to attend cervical screenings. 'It also feeds into our policy calls for a new IT infrastructure (for the screening programm... [Full Article...]

Amazon's Alexa now handles patient health information

Alexa, the Amazon virtual assistant increasingly found in senior living communities across the country, now is capable of transmitting and receiving protected health information, Amazon announced Thursday. ·Swedish Health Connect (from Providence St. Joseph Health , a healthcare system with 51 hospitals across 7 states and 829 clinics): Customers can find an urgent care centre near them and sche... [Full Article...]

India needs a comprehensive space security policy — Beyond ASAT test

India needs a comprehensive space security policy — Beyond ASAT test Sanahan said that the threat the debris might pose to satellites in space is little. This response has come days after NASA criticized India for A-SAT test. "That kind of activity is not compatible with the future of human spaceflight that we need to see have happen", he had said. The fear is that a shard of the shattered satellite could strike and damage the ISS. [Full Article...]

US Measles Cases Already Top Last Year's Total

US Measles Cases Already Top Last Year's Total The extremely virus is airborne, and spread via coughing and sneezing. In the three-month period from January 1 to March 28, there have been 387 individual cases of measles confirmed in the country, according to the U.S. And still the number crosses the sum total of past year. The first quarter of this year and all of last year are on the higher end for the past decade, though the year with th... [Full Article...]

Poor diet causes hundreds of deaths in India

Poor diet causes hundreds of deaths in India The causes of these deaths included 10 million deaths from cardiovascular disease, 913,000 cancer-related deaths, and nearly 339,000 deaths from Type-2 diabetes. "Poor diet is associated with 1 in 5 deaths worldwide, according to a new, large study". Dr Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at Public Health England, said "more must be done to reduce the burden of diet-related disease". [Full Article...]

Health officials confirm measles case in Maryland resident

Health officials confirm measles case in Maryland resident Officials advise any individuals who were present at these locations at the times listed above to check their immunization records or contact their health care provider if they are unsure about their immunization status. Some people who believe they were exposed may be able to prevent measles if they are treated with a medicine called immune globulin within six days of exposure. [Full Article...]

Mozambique: Mass vaccination campaign launched amid rise in cholera cases

Mozambique: Mass vaccination campaign launched amid rise in cholera cases Supplies that will help stave off the growing threat of disease that many communities are facing, including clean water and mosquito nets, were also provided. The 884,953 doses of oral cholera vaccine arrived in Mozambique on Tuesday. Participants also discussed how to support a well-coordinated response, focusing on immediate humanitarian needs, as well as sustainable medium and long-term rec... [Full Article...]

Express Scripts to offer a way to lower insulin costs

The country's largest pharmacy benefit manager - itself acquired previous year by one of the country's biggest health insurers - is introducing a program to cap out-of-pocket costs for diabetes patients who rely on insulin. "For people with diabetes, insulin can be as essential as air", Dr. The company said the cap would reduce out-of-pocket payments for insulin by almost 40%. [Full Article...]

Cyclone Idai: 900,000 cholera vaccine doses arrive in Beira, Mozambique

Cyclone Idai: 900,000 cholera vaccine doses arrive in Beira, Mozambique Cholera has infected at least 1,052 people in Mozambique's cyclone-hit region, the health ministry said Monday in a new report, marking a massive increase from 139 cases reported four days ago. The scale of the damage to Beira's water and sanitation infrastructure, together with its dense population, have sparked fears the cholera outbreak will be hard to put down. [Full Article...]

FDA Investigating Reports of Seizures After Vaping

FDA Investigating Reports of Seizures After Vaping The US Food and Drug Administration announced Wednesday it is investigating a possible connection between e-cigarette use and seizures in younger users. "But we've also been clear that, even for adults, e-cigarettes are not risk free". E-cigarette users also might be inadvertently or deliberately inhaling more nicotine than normal. [Full Article...]

1 in 5 deaths worldwide linked to unhealthy diet, say study

It found that, in total, one in five deaths worldwide are linked to people having diets that are high in sugar, salt and processed meat. For example, the world on average consumes more than 10 times the recommended amount of sugar-sweetened beverages, and 86 percent more sodium per person than is considered safe. [Full Article...]

Mick Jagger undergoing heart valve replacement surgery

Mick Jagger undergoing heart valve replacement surgery The legendary singer and songwriter, who is 75 years old, announced over the weekend that he would need to postpone the band's upcoming US tour. Rolling Stone reported that it had confirmed the details published by a website called Drudge. [Full Article...]

Trump tells House GOP to be more 'paranoid' about vote counts

Trump tells House GOP to be more 'paranoid' about vote counts The House's resolution would condemn the Justice Department for supporting a federal judge's decision regarding "Obamacare;" attorneys said last week it supported the December ruling by Judge Reed O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas on the health care law. [Full Article...]

Measles count in USA this year already more than all of 2018

Measles count in USA this year already more than all of 2018 These measures include: the identification of people who may have come into contact with someone infected with measles; the exclusion from kindergarten or school of children who have not been vaccinated; and the vaccination of people who have come into contact with someone infected with measles. [Full Article...]

Reported cases of measles reach 34 in metro Detroit area

Reported cases of measles reach 34 in metro Detroit area Measles, which is easily preventable with a vaccine, can spread from person to person through the air and by direct contact. This is the highest number of confirmed cases of measles in MI since 1991, when 65 were counted. Infants lose their maternal immunity by about 6 months of age, so are vulnerable for around another six months. The World Health Organization is alarmed over measles outbreak... [Full Article...]

Trump, allies tangle with key Democrat; Mueller report is 300 pages

Trump, allies tangle with key Democrat; Mueller report is 300 pages We call on Mr. Barr to release the report , and we urge the House and Senate Intelligence Committees to continue their work to get to the bottom of what has transpired by using their subpoena powers to talk with Mr. "We need to see the Mueller report ASAP, with only those redactions that are absolutely necessary to protect intelligence sources and methods". The end of the special counsel's invest... [Full Article...]

Trump Teases Vote on GOP's Next Obamacare Replacement

Trump Teases Vote on GOP's Next Obamacare Replacement In a series of tweets, Trump explained the situation and why the GOP is taking it on. Several Republicans raised concerns over the administration's new position, noting there would be no replacement that would protect the millions now receiving coverage under the Affordable Care Act. [Full Article...]


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