Medicine

Task Force Again Recommends Cervical Cancer Screening

Task Force Again Recommends Cervical Cancer Screening For women between the ages of 21-29, the Pap smear is still considered to be the best test. But there's another option. The recommendations are based on a now-solid body of evidence showing that nearly all cases of cervical cancer are caused by the human papillomavirus and that the HPV test is the best way to find evidence that the virus is causing the damage that can lead to cancer. [Full Article...]

Coconut Is 'Pure Poison' Claim: Experts Weight the Facts

While there are advertisements claiming coconut oil as a health food, there is little evidence to back that claim, said nutrition experts. Coconut oil is a commonly used component in the kitchen for preparing a meal, especially in Kerala. [Full Article...]

Gut bacteria could transform blood groups into universal type

Gut bacteria could transform blood groups into universal type Some of the mucin sugars are similar in structure to the antigens on A- and B-type blood. In each group, there is a protein called the Rh factor, which is either positive or negative, resulting in eight blood types . 21) at a meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Boston. "There are further tests we need to do to make sure that in the process we've not inadvertently changed anyth... [Full Article...]

Utah sees first death from West Nile virus in 2018

Utah sees first death from West Nile virus in 2018 Health officials have documented the first confirmed cases of West Nile virus to reach B.C. this year, though there has been no apparent human impact so far. Mosquitoes can also transmit West Nile virus to horses and occasionally to other animals. Horse owners are advised to contact veterinarians for information about equine vaccines. [Full Article...]

Staff in open plan offices are fitter and less stressed

Staff in open plan offices are fitter and less stressed The paper appears in Occupational and Environmental Medicine . Participants in the study by the University of Arizona - 231 employees of the United States government working at four offices - wore heart sensors and activity monitors for three consecutive working days and two nights. [Full Article...]

Low-carb and high-carb diets associated with early death

Low-carb and high-carb diets associated with early death Although previous studies have shown such diets can be beneficial for short-term weight loss and lower heart risk, the longer-term impact is proving to have more negative consequences, according to the study. Scott Solomon said. The researchers estimated that from the age of 50, people in the moderate carb group were on average expected to live for another 33 years. [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus confirmed in Spokane County Mosquitoes

West Nile Virus confirmed in Spokane County Mosquitoes State Epidemiologist Dr. Paul Byers said that Jackson residents should be especially aware of WNV and the risk for infection. However, the risk of contracting WNV and other mosquito-borne illnesses is present anytime mosquitoes are active, so it is important for people to be vigilant about preventing mosquito bites throughout the summer and early fall. [Full Article...]

Man living in United States illegally charged with murder of student Mollie Tibbetts

Man living in United States illegally charged with murder of student Mollie Tibbetts Investigators said they used surveillance video in tracking down Rivera. When asked why a body was not previously found in the area, Rahn said they "just didn't have success locating her". Before Tibbetts vanished, she had been dog-sitting her boyfriend's dogs, the AP reported . "The timeline is very important, obviously, to us, but it's also been very important to us to get to know Mollie an... [Full Article...]

Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41000 cases, 37 deaths

Europe sees sharp rise in measles: 41000 cases, 37 deaths It also concluded that chains of measles transmission continued for more than 12 months in some countries that were no longer endemic for the disease, reverting the country's status back to endemic. Although measles vaccination rates hit 90 per cent of children in 2017, up from 88 per cent the previous year, the World Health Organization have said that immunization rates against the disease need... [Full Article...]

Don't flush contact lenses after use - bad for environment

Don't flush contact lenses after use - bad for environment All those tiny lenses could be contributing to a big microplastic pollution problem in our water. They discovered that the plastics that contacts are made from doesn't break down quickly, but the lenses themselves do have a habit of breaking into smaller chunks, multiplying the potential damage each lens can cause. [Full Article...]

Both low and high carbohydrates in diet could lead to early death

Both low and high carbohydrates in diet could lead to early death The study distributed in The Lancet Public Health journal uncovered that eating carbohydrates with some restraint can be ideal for health and life span. Both low-carb diet and high-carb diet could raise the risk of an early death, a recent study revealed. The results were concluded by a meta-study based on carbohydrate admission of individuals from more than 20 countries. [Full Article...]

Coconut oil is 'pure poison', says professor

Coconut oil is 'pure poison', says professor The video, which has garnered 400,000 hits, comes after the American Heart Association has advised people to avoid coconut oil. The professor went on to say that there's no studies that show coconut oil has significant health benefits, and that saturated fatty acids can clog your arteries. [Full Article...]

The new Google Fit has you earning Move Minutes and Heart Points

The new Google Fit has you earning Move Minutes and Heart Points With its enhanced integration with Wear OS , the new Fit app adds more weight to the rumours that we're going to see Google release some kind of Pixel watch in the future. The platform will also integrate with other health and fitness apps, including MyFitnessPal, Endomondo, Runkeeper, and Strava. Users will attain Move Minutes and Heart Points . [Full Article...]

Clark County's air quality to shift between moderate and unhealthy

Clark County's air quality to shift between moderate and unhealthy Areas of Southwest Montana will wake up to some cloudy and drizzly skies tomorrow , but we are expected those showers to continue to move out by Wednesday. Unhealthy air will be common across the lowlands. Air quality statements blanket parts of western Canada as smoke from the more than 500 wildfires burning in British Columbia coats the region in some of the worst air quality in the world... [Full Article...]

New study finds contact lenses contributing to pollution in oceans

In the second and third stage, the researchers found out that contact lenses weaken when mixed together with microbes present in wastewater. By their estimates , between six and 10 metric tons of plastic lenses are ending up in USA wastewater plants every year, adding to the problem of microplastics in oceans, lakes and even commercial bottled water . [Full Article...]

Connecticut police announce arrest tied to spate of synthetic pot overdoses

Connecticut police announce arrest tied to spate of synthetic pot overdoses No deaths have been reported, but authorities say two people had life-threatening symptoms. Some individuals were unconscious; others were vomiting or exhibiting other overdose symptoms. In recent months, K2 has caused hundreds of people in about 10 states to be hospitalized, sometimes with severe bleeding. Initial reports suggest that the drugs might have been laced with an opioid, K2, a synth... [Full Article...]

Best Buy to Acquire Health Tech Company Targeting Senior Citizens

Best Buy to Acquire Health Tech Company Targeting Senior Citizens In addition to its Jitterbug phones (which have become much more advanced since they hit the scene in 2006), GreatCall provides devices created to help consumers connect with caregivers, emergency services, and "daily challenges" for brain and body health. [Full Article...]

An Infamous Chemical Has Been Strongly Linked To Autism

An Infamous Chemical Has Been Strongly Linked To Autism The study also looked at the risks associated with a class of industrial chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that were banned in 1979 in the United States and in 1985 in Europe, but no association with autism was found. The study does not now prove causation, although the researchers mentioned that "the findings persisted, even after controlling for compounding factors". [Full Article...]

Contact lens removed from eye after 28 years

Contact lens removed from eye after 28 years Red arrows show high-intensity signal nodular lesion in the left upper eyelid . According to Health .com, the contact was a rigid gas permeable (RGP) lens which the woman hadn't worn since she was a teenager. Surgeons removed the lens, which was fully intact and preserved inside the eye tissue. 'The foreign body was extremely fragile. "We concluded that the lens migrated into the eyelid fo... [Full Article...]

Virginia horse test positive for West Nile virus

Virginia horse test positive for West Nile virus The number of mosquito samples that tested positive for the disease is below previous year: 1,805 positive samples were found by this time in 2017. The peak season for West Nile runs through September. Eliminate all sources of standing water by emptying flower pots, old auto tires, buckets and other containers. - Dispose of tin cans, ceramic pots and other unnecessary containers on your proper... [Full Article...]


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