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New guidelines no longer suggest taking daily aspirin to prevent heart attack

New guidelines no longer suggest taking daily aspirin to prevent heart attack Uzma Khan, a family physician with McLaren Flint. New Guidelines On Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy Doctors may still prescribe aspirin for some older patients with increased risk for heart diseases, including those who have trouble managing their blood sugar or lowering their cholesterol, provided there is no increased risk for internal bleeding. [Full Article...]

New Guidelines Advise Against Daily Low-Dose Aspirin for Most People

New Guidelines Advise Against Daily Low-Dose Aspirin for Most People Cardiologist Chirag Chauhan of Denver Heart at Swedish Medical Center tells FOX31 the new guidelines are based on studies that show a daily dose of aspirin may actually put some patients at risk, "the prevention guidelines basically say aspirin has been shown to increase bleeding in certain patients that take it without offering significant benefit". [Full Article...]

Are eggs bad for your heart? New study weighs in

Are eggs bad for your heart? New study weighs in The new study offers only observational data but doesn't show that eggs and cholesterol caused heart disease and deaths, said Lee, who wasn't involved in the research. Participants were followed for roughly 17 years, on average. "There's always been a [suggestion in the data] that eggs can raise cholesterol and create cardiovascular harm", said Dr. [Full Article...]

Lampitt Statement on President Trump's Proposed US Department of Education Budget Cuts

Lampitt Statement on President Trump's Proposed US Department of Education Budget Cuts For the fiscal year 2020, President Donald Trump proposed slashing Medicaid by $1.5 trillion, Medicare by $845 billion and Social Security by $25 billion. About $718 billion of that would go to the Defense Department. Trump is requesting 8.6 billion dollars in new funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico - a signal that the president is not backing down from his demand to... [Full Article...]

Justin Bieber Asks for Fans to Pray for His Mental Health

Justin Bieber Asks for Fans to Pray for His Mental Health I always bounce back so I'm not wired just wanted to reach out and ask for [you] guys to pray for me. Bieber wrote an Instagram post over the weekend that he is now living in the "most human season I've ever been in" and that he's facing challenges that he intends to tackle "head on". [Full Article...]

Unvaccinated Kids Are Now Banned From Schools In Italy

Unvaccinated Kids Are Now Banned From Schools In Italy According to the BBC , the local authority in Bologna has already sent letters of suspension to the parents of approximately 300 kindergarten children and around 5,000 don't have up-to-date vaccination documentation. According to the BBC , Italy has fallen behind other countries in terms of vaccination rates. Those people believe that vaccines are risky and, depending on what misinformation they ... [Full Article...]

Research finds eye check might spot Alzheimer's earlier than signs seem

Research finds eye check might spot Alzheimer's earlier than signs seem However, in the eyes of 39 people with Alzheimer's disease, the web was less dense and even sparse in places. Typically, they can see a network of tiny blood vessels but researchers identified a change that could signal early Alzheimer's. [Full Article...]

Travel advisory issued for Japan over measles outbreak

Travel advisory issued for Japan over measles outbreak For the 2018-2019, the Huron County Public Health (HCPH) school immunization report shows that Huron County had about 775 students enrolled in kindergarten. It's possible - but very unlikely - for a person to contract the virus after they've been vaccinated, according to the Mayo Clinic. "Sometimes, in certain areas, when you have a high population of unvaccinated individuals, certain diseases... [Full Article...]

Californian man told of impending death via video-link

Californian man told of impending death via video-link This 2009 photo provided by Catherine Quintana shows her father, Ernest Quintana , in Fremont , Calif. "No matter how well we deliver very difficult news, it's sad and it's hard to hear", he said. " It did not replace previous conversations with patient and family members and was not used in the delivery of the initial diagnosis ", she said. She said after the visit, he gave her instructio... [Full Article...]

FDA Just Approved the First Ketamine-Based Fast-Acting Depression Drug

FDA Just Approved the First Ketamine-Based Fast-Acting Depression Drug In the United States, an estimated 16 million adults live with depression. Prozac therapy can take weeks or months to become effective, but Spravato has an nearly immediate effect as it alters the neurotransmitter glutamate, according to researchers. [Full Article...]

Facebook takes down UK fake accounts; to tackle anti-vaccine info

Facebook takes down UK fake accounts; to tackle anti-vaccine info Facebook also said it would be "exploring" ways to counter false content, whenever users do come across it, with "educational information" about vaccines. "Also, ads that include misinformation about vaccinations will be rejected", she said. The World Health Organization recently dubbed " vaccine hesitancy " one of the top global threats of 2019. [Full Article...]

Canterbury measles outbreak: 22 people infected

Canterbury measles outbreak: 22 people infected Even though the vaccine is highly effective, globally around 110,000 people died from measles in 2017, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Last week, a student from Hamilton High School was diagnosed with mumps, a contagious disease caused by a virus that is spread through the air by coughing or contact with bodily fluids from the mouth, nose, or throat. [Full Article...]

'Captain Marvel' rockets to historic $153M debut

Well, they handled it quite fine, because Captain Marvel , for the most part, is actually kid-friendly. As the real reviews for the latest Marvel installment roll in, its Rotten Tomatoes score is slowly going up from being unnecessarily bombed by the angry babies, and the critic score sits at a solidly fresh 80%. [Full Article...]

Oregon Saw First Pediatric Tetanus Case In More Than 30 Years

Oregon Saw First Pediatric Tetanus Case In More Than 30 Years The boy was airlifted to a pediatric medical center. He asked for water but couldn't open his mouth wide enough to drink it, and his breathing troubles grew severe enough that he had to be sedated, intubated and attached to a mechanical ventilator, the case study says . [Full Article...]

Finnish government resigns over failure to pass reforms

Finnish government resigns over failure to pass reforms Speaking to journalists at a news conference on Friday morning, Sipilä noted that the social and health care reform package and its related system of regional government was his administration's central goal. Member of parliament Kalle Jokinen, from the conservative National Coalition Party - a partner in Sipila's government - said it would have been better to see a working government in place up ... [Full Article...]

A third person may have been ‘cured’ of HIV

A third person may have been ‘cured’ of HIV Publishing in the science journal " Nature ", researchers from University College London detail how they have achieved HIV remission in a man known publicly as the London Patient , making this the second of only two documented prolonged cases of remission of this kind in the world. [Full Article...]

Facebook to make anti-vaccination content less visible

Facebook to make anti-vaccination content less visible When ad accounts continue to violate policies, Facebook could take further action such as disabling the ad account. And content that contains the misinformation won't be shown on Instagram Explore or hashtag pages. There, 18-year-old Ethan Lindenberger testified that his mother, an anti-vaccine evangelist, relies on Facebook or Facebook-linked sites for all of her information on the subject. [Full Article...]

Response to Ebola in Congo hampered by violence, says group

Response to Ebola in Congo hampered by violence, says group As a result, people are still reluctant to bring the sick to treatment centres. "The police and the army are not involved in Ebola response activities and their role has never been to enforce sanitary measures", Jessica Ilunga said . Ebola responders are increasingly seen as the enemy, with more than 30 attacks and incidents against the Ebola response in the past month alone, she said. [Full Article...]

FDA approves new anti-depressant with chemical similar to ketamine

FDA approves new anti-depressant with chemical similar to ketamine The drug is created to be lower-dose and easier to use than ketamine, which is normally given as an intravenous infusion. "Controlled clinical trials that studied the safety and efficacy of this drug, along with careful review through the FDA's drug approval process including a robust discussion with our external advisory committees, were important to our decision to approve this treatment". [Full Article...]

Second Patient 'Cured' of HIV, Doctors Say

Second Patient 'Cured' of HIV, Doctors Say Like the Berlin patient-Timothy Ray Brown-he received donor cells with a genetic mutation (CCR5-delta 32) rendering them resistant to HIV infection. Timothy Brown , an American man, was known as " the Berlin patient " when he also received a bone marrow transplant for leukemia treatment in Germany 12 years ago. [Full Article...]


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