Health Care

by | February 18, 2019 | 12:53

Chan School of Public Health. The results are not generalisable to women, men of other ages or who are less active, the researchers noted. Push-up capacity was more strongly associated with a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease events than was aerobic capacity as estimated by a submaximal treadmill exercise test.

by | February 18, 2019 | 12:25

The outcry intensified after Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., wrote a letter to founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg asking how Facebook planned to protect users from misleading material about vaccinations. "We're now working on additional changes that we'll be announcing soon". Facebook added that simply deleting anti-vaccine perspectives isn't an effective solution to the problem.

by | February 18, 2019 | 09:28

Women between the ages of 50 and 79 are 23 percent more likely to have a stroke if they drink diet drinks than if they do not, the study noted , reported UPI . While the results do not suggest that diet drinks directly cause strokes , researchers said the association raises alarms about how artificial sweeteners might be affecting the body.

by | February 18, 2019 | 08:32

People who have gotten a flu shot this season have seen their risk of having to go to a doctor for the flu cut almost in half, according to new interim estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Vaccination [during 2017-2018] was estimated to prevent 7.1 million illnesses, 3.7 million medical visits, 109,000 hospitalizations and 8,000 deaths", Doyle's team reported.

by | February 15, 2019 | 09:09

Research involving more than 80,000 women found those consuming two or more low-calorie sweetened drinks daily were 23 per cent more likely to have a stroke than those who drank them less than once a week, or not at all. The researchers did not take note of which brands of artificially sweetened drinks the women drank, and so did not know which artificial sweeteners were being consumed.

by | February 15, 2019 | 06:21

According to Trump's physician Sean Conley, the oldest-ever president, who reportedly drinks up to a dozen Diet Cokes a day, "remains in very good health overall". But considering that Trump's BMI of 30.4 was derived from his self-reported height of six feet, three inches, it's likely that his BMI measurement is much higher.

by | February 15, 2019 | 06:10

Pelosi said there was no crisis at the border with Mexico that requires a national emergency order. As Washington, D.C. awaits Donald Trump's decision on the funding deal, CNN White House correspondent Kaitlin Collins reported that the president is voicing frustration against Republican negotiators who agreed to the current funding deal, believing Democrats "outplayed" them.

by | February 14, 2019 | 19:43

As a measles outbreak has spread in southwest Washington , some in the state Legislature hope to pass a bill that would no longer allow families to exempt children from a vaccine because of a philosophical or personal reason. Every region in the state recorded a spike in cases last month, with the most dramatic upticks observed in Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, and the Interior.

by | February 14, 2019 | 11:56

Across high school student users in 2018, any tobacco product use was reported at 32.4% for non-Hispanic whites. The CDC explained that there were no changes in the use of tobacco products except for those who were using e-cigarettes. "But now, having become exposed to nicotine through e-cigs, they will be more likely to smoke". "It took us almost five decades to understand the damaging effects of cigarette smoke and we don't yet know the long-term impact of using e-cigarettes", Sharma said.

by | February 14, 2019 | 08:08

Ready-to-eat snack foods may be convenient but researchers have warned that they could also be deadly. Of the 602 deaths that occurred during the study's timeframe, 219 were attributed to cancer and 34 to cardiovascular disease. According to the study, published Monday in the journal Jama Internal Medicine , consumption of ultra-processed foods was associated with younger age, lower income, lower education level, living alone, higher body mass index, and a lower physical activity level.

by | February 13, 2019 | 23:37

Lindenberger has more shots scheduled for later this month. "My parents think vaccines are some kind of government scheme ..." Ethan Lindenberger gets first vaccine as Washington state struggles with a measles outbreak . Ethan has now received " Tetanus , Hep B, Hep A, HPV , and influenza shots", which has seriously affected his relationship with his mum . His mother, Jill Wheeler, was angered by his pursuit, she told Undark , an online science magazine.

by | February 13, 2019 | 20:26

The BTHO Breast Cancer Game will also feature a survivors walk at half-time for women who have either defeated breast cancer or are now battling it. Baroness Morgan said: "Early detection remains absolutely critical to stopping women dying from breast cancer ". "In the meantime, we'd encourage any women concerned about their family history of breast cancer to speak to their GP, and to check their breasts regularly".

by | February 13, 2019 | 19:11

Kevin Lynch, Apple's vice president of technology, said in a telephone interview Monday that the VA has adopted Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, the same communications protocol that Apple has used to enable encrypted health records synchronization with other private and public health systems and individual doctors' offices.

by | February 13, 2019 | 10:09

However, the CEO of the Christmas Island Shire, David Price, has labelled the Government's announcement a "political knee-jerk reaction", citing that the small regional hospital on the island was not adequate as it did not perform operations and had no specialists to address mental health concerns.

by | February 12, 2019 | 16:34

His friends were getting vaccinated. "My 16-year-old says, you know, 'I haven't made a concrete decision; I'm not sure what I believe or what I want.' My 14-year-old is saying, 'I believe what you believe, mom, '" she continued. But despite the growing measles outbreak , which is one of the worst in the state's history, anti-vaxxers are adamant that they should be able to refuse vaccinations for their children.

by | February 11, 2019 | 08:21

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency because of measles outbreaks in that state last month. "The immediate workplace has been notified and places where that person may have went, but the infectious period has passed in that particular case, and there is only one confirmed case".

by | February 10, 2019 | 19:26

Well, it's not true, a new study finds. "Using white wine and lager beer , we didn't find any truth in the idea that drinking beer before wine gives you a milder hangover than the other way around", said Jöran Köchling from Witten/Herdecke University, an author of the study, which was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition .

by | February 09, 2019 | 22:13

Scientists at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston designed this pill, which consists of a biodegradable capsule the size of a chickpea containing an insulin microneedle, according to a press release from the USA center. The design of the pill has now been improved so that it has just one needle to avoid the pill being injected before it reaches the interior of the stomach.

by | February 09, 2019 | 20:07

AIDS United, a non-profit organization, said in a statement that they "are cautiously encouraged" by Trump's promise, since "this administration's actions speak louder than words and have moved us in the wrong direction". Last week, Governor JB Pritzker signed an executive order to take action to end the HIV epidemic and reduce health disparities by ensuring the state is investing in agencies, programs, and services that work to end the HIV epidemic.

by | February 09, 2019 | 14:07

The reasearch by mental health anti-stigma campaign Time to Change , also shows that nearly half of us in the city feel that social media updates mean we don't need to talk to our friends "in real life". Dame Vera said: " Time to Talk Day is the flawless opportunity to reinforce that it's good to talk openly about mental health and the help that's available".

by | February 09, 2019 | 08:53

The reports said 12,226 bottles of the product had been distributed to a dozen hospitals in different provinces. "According to global relevant literature reports, combined with the characteristics of the production process of the drug inactivated virus and the PH value of the product, experts believe that the risk of HIV infection in patients using the drug is very low", the NHC said in a statement .

by | February 08, 2019 | 16:27

A study previous year (2018) by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine said public confidence in vaccines in the Philippines plunged to 32 per cent from 93 per cent in 2015 because of the government's "highly politicised" response to the Dengvaxia scare .

by | February 08, 2019 | 01:11

Racing was called off at four venues on Thursday - Ffos Las, Huntingdon, Doncaster and Chelmsford - after three horses from Donald McCain's yard in Cheshire tested positive for the disease. "This approach will allow samples to be collected and assessed by the Animal Health Trust in order that a fully informed decision can be made on Monday.

by | February 08, 2019 | 00:56

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if a person has measles, 90 per cent of those in proximity will also contract the virus unless they have been vaccinated or are immune. The virus can linger in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves the area, and causes fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a rash.

by | February 07, 2019 | 19:23

Umair A. Shah, executive director for Harris County Public Health. The Clark County health department has stressed the dangers of measles, which is an extremely contagious, air-borne viral disease. Health officials have long anxious about the potential for an outbreak in the region. The outbreak includes 43 cases among those who were not immunized, six cases where immunization has not been verified and one case where the person had received a single dose of vaccine.