Medicine

Prince William launches Mental Health at Work

And of these people , only half spoke to their employer about their stress, anxiety or low mood, according to a survey of 44,000 carried out by the mental health charity Mind. Those staff who felt their manager supported their mental health or could spot the signs that someone might be struggling were far more likely to say they would be able to talk about their mental health at work . [Full Article...]

United States plans crackdown on e-cigarette firms citing 'epidemic' teen use

United States plans crackdown on e-cigarette firms citing 'epidemic' teen use The FDA said Wednesday that it has issued more than 1,300 warning letters and fines to retailers that illegally sold e-cigarette products to minors during a national sting operation at brick-and-mortar and online stores this summer. The other companies also said they would work with the FDA on youth prevention efforts. "I certainly am in possession of evidence that warrants that", Gottlieb sai... [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus stretches south in Chatham-Kent

West Nile Virus stretches south in Chatham-Kent Additional precautions issued by the state include covering up exposed skin by wearing long-sleeves, trousers and socks when outdoors, and to install or fix window screen to prevent mosquitoes from getting inside your house. Apply insect repellent containing DEET , picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR 3535 according to label instructions. Homeowners should drain standing water, where mos... [Full Article...]

What You Need to Know About the CDC's New Flu Vaccine Guidelines

What You Need to Know About the CDC's New Flu Vaccine Guidelines Early vaccination is especially important for children ages 6 months through 8 years, who require two doses spaced at least four weeks apart in their first season of vaccination. Last season was the first out of the 15 analyzed to be classified as "high severity" across all age groups. The flu shot is considered an inactivated vaccine. [Full Article...]

Share your wishes on Organ Donation Week

Share your wishes on Organ Donation Week To raise awareness on the benefits of organ donation, a presidential proclamation is being proposed to designate the month of September as "National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month", the DOH said. "The harsh fact is people are dying right now waiting for an organ". "We don't want people to die because of a fatal complacency that because you know you want to be an organ donor you presum... [Full Article...]

Woman suffers from 'black hairy tongue' after auto accident

Woman suffers from 'black hairy tongue' after auto accident However, within a week after starting the treatment, the woman reported experiencing nausea and having a bad taste in her mouth . A woman developed a case of "hairy black tongue" after taking antibiotics , according to a new report in the New England Journal of Medicine . [Full Article...]

Are Probiotics Always Healthy? Depends On Your Gut, Study Says

Professor Eran Segal , from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Tel Aviv, told the Daily Mail: "People have thrown a lot of support to probiotics, even though the literature underlying our understanding of them is very controversial". [Full Article...]

Opioid billionaire gets patent to 'cure' addicts

Opioid billionaire gets patent to 'cure' addicts The drug , a reformulation of buprenorphine, is essentially just a milder opioid that can blunt the symptoms of withdrawal while a person is being weaned off - competing variants of which are already generating almost $900 million in US sales. [Full Article...]

Outbreaks of African Swine Fever Reported in China

Outbreaks of African Swine Fever Reported in China The African swine fever spreading rapidly in China is "here to stay", the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said on Friday , adding that it was nearly certain to spread to other Asian countries . "It's critical that this region be ready for the very real possibility that ASF could jump the border into other countries", the FAO's Wantanee Kalpravidh said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Something Is Sneaking Through Airport Security on Plastic Trays

Something Is Sneaking Through Airport Security on Plastic Trays Parents will also not be surprised that the only surface that returned viruses more often than the security bins was a plastic toy in the airport's playground. Looking at the traffic of the foot traffic that goes through the traffic each day, the study itself might not be that shocking. "People can help to minimise contagion by hygienic hand washing and coughing into a handkerchief, tissue or slee... [Full Article...]

Gov't sees new tech as key to NHS success

Gov't sees new tech as key to NHS success He also mentioned that the NHS is still one of the largest buyers of fax machines in the world and that, despite its "chequered history" with IT, opportunities from technologies such as artificial intelligence means we are now capable of a serious digital overhaul. [Full Article...]

Ten people in county on waiting list for life-saving organs

Ten people in county on waiting list for life-saving organs These are mainly kidneys and livers but there have been heart and lung transplants in the past as well. "Every family of a child who is approaching the end of life, and has the potential to donate organs or tissues after death, has the right to be offered this choice". [Full Article...]

More germs found in places other than toilets: Airport study

More germs found in places other than toilets: Airport study While germs are known to spread in airplanes, plastic security trays have been found to pose the greatest health threat at airports. A new study finds airport security bins are a hotbed for germs that can cause illnesses in humans, such as the flu and the common cold . [Full Article...]

Common painkiller linked to higher risk of heart attack and stroke

The researchers found that starting diclofenac during the study period was linked to increased rate of cardiovascular events such as heart failure , heart attack , irregular heartbeat, and ischaemic stroke within a month compared with starting paracetamol , or other traditional NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen. [Full Article...]

First reported death from West Nile Virus confirmed in county

First reported death from West Nile Virus confirmed in county Barbara Fruge of Lafayette told KPLC that her husband Steve got West Nile Virus after spending several weeks at their camp in Hackberry. When Fruge was diagnosed it marked the first time that West Nile Virus was recorded in Lafayette this year. [Full Article...]

Hartford Financial Management Inc. Takes Position in Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX)

CVS Health President and CEO Larry J. Merlo. Boys Arnold & Co Inc sold 4,282 shares as Express Scripts Hldg Co ( ESRX)'s stock declined 0.72%. Farallon Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Express Scripts in the 1st quarter valued at about $71,843,000. [Full Article...]

Theranos is about to shut down for good

Theranos is about to shut down for good Investors and the media hyped Theranos as a breakthrough in the large blood-testing market, where the United States diagnostic-lab industry posts annual sales of over $70 billion. Theranos was once valued at $9 billion. She eventually convinced her chemical engineering professor to join her, and he gave up his Stanford tenure to join her new company Theranos, which is an amalgam of the words "ther... [Full Article...]

More than 1.4 billion of world's adults face diseases because of inactivity

More than 1.4 billion of world's adults face diseases because of inactivity If current trends continue, the global target of reducing sedentary lifestyle by 10% by 2025 will not be met, the scientists said. About 1.4 billion people around the world are not doing enough physical exercise , according to a new report from the World Health Organization . [Full Article...]

Patrick Harvie: PfG: Nicola Sturgeon once again fails to be bold

Patrick Harvie: PfG: Nicola Sturgeon once again fails to be bold The Scottish government's programme for 2018/19, unveiled by the first minister in a speech in the Holyrood parliament earlier this week (4 September), includes a commitment to spend an additional £7bn on infrastructure by the end of the next Scottish parliament in 2026. [Full Article...]

Preparing your family for flu season

Preparing your family for flu season Getting vaccinated against the flu is not the only preventative shot Palmetto Health is backing. Although it is still summer, doctors recommend you prepare for the upcoming flu virus, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts more than 50,000 deaths from the flu and complications. [Full Article...]


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