Medical

Limiting social media use can alleviate the feeling of loneliness and depression

Limiting social media use can alleviate the feeling of loneliness and depression Limiting the use of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat directly leads to reductions in loneliness and depression , according to a recent study published by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. "When you're not busy getting sucked into clickbait social media, you're actually spending more time on things that are more likely to make you feel better about your life". [Full Article...]

Farmers must cut down antibiotic use in their animals, experts warn

Farmers must cut down antibiotic use in their animals, experts warn Cayman's top health officials said on Thursday (15 November), it is not just patients who need to take heed of the issues surrounding resistance to antibiotics. According to the Vermont Department of Health, this Halloween season brought with it an outbreak of a stomach bug that is resistant to most antibiotics that would be used to treat it. [Full Article...]

Opt-out period for My Health Record extended

Opt-out period for My Health Record extended One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, who moved the Senate amendment to extend the date, said website crashes had made it hard for some people to opt out. "To my knowledge, there is now no public disclosure of the precise security controls and technologies deployed for My Health Record, nor have audits been published or even their summaries", Ralph Holz, an expert in cybersecurity from the University ... [Full Article...]

New federal fitness guidelines say any exercise is good

New federal fitness guidelines say any exercise is good Experts say starting young encourages lifelong healthy habits so children ages six through 17 should do at least an h. The Guidelines spell out what ACE Certified Health Coaches and others like them do daily, which is help individuals set physical activity goals, monitor progress toward those goals, generate social support and self-reward. [Full Article...]

Withings Pulse HR smart band unveiled

Withings Pulse HR smart band unveiled Unfortunately, the Pulse HR doesn't have built-in Global Positioning System. The Withings Pulse HR is more of a traditional fitness tracker rather than a smartwatch, like the Steel HR Sport from September. Steel HR Sport users are measured on their heart's and the muscles' ability to convert oxygen into energy during physical exercise. Withings says there are modes for over 30 different ... [Full Article...]

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018 Dr Suzanne Hill, Director of the Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products at WHO explains: "Overuse and misuse of antibiotics are the leading causes of antimicrobial resistance". "We need to use the antibiotics that are still effective as wisely as possible, ensuring they are only given to patients and animals who really need them", says Dr Millar. [Full Article...]

Rauners Get Their Flu Shots; Encourage Others to Do the Same

Rauners Get Their Flu Shots; Encourage Others to Do the Same MeiLan Han, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Health System and director of the Michigan Airways Program. The influenza vaccine is safe and recommended for anyone over the age of 6 months. Flu shots were available to students, staff and faculty at a cost of $15 and supplies are limited. "Thanks to the help of the Somerset County Department of Health, we will be adm... [Full Article...]

Uganda vaccinates front-line health operatives against Ebola

Uganda vaccinates front-line health operatives against Ebola A total of 2,100 doses of the "rVSV-Ebola" vaccine will be administered to the health workers to protect them against the type of Ebola virus strain that is now circulating in some parts of DRC. Officials fear the epidemic will spread from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo and are implementing the plan so healthcare workers don't catch the virus and spread it. [Full Article...]

Morning People '40% Less Likely To Develop Breast Cancer' Than Night Owls

Morning People '40% Less Likely To Develop Breast Cancer' Than Night Owls Their findings were presented at the 2018 National Cancer Research Institute ( NCRI ) conference in Glasgow. It said in a statement that the breast cancer awareness week was observed around the world in the month of October, as an annual worldwide campaign organised by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, preve... [Full Article...]

FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl

FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued an unusual statement saying he would seek more authority for the agency to consider whether there are too many similar drugs on the market, which might allow the agency to turn down future applications for new opioid approvals. [Full Article...]

Magaya apologises for 'rushed' HIV/Aids 'cure' claims

Magaya apologises for 'rushed' HIV/Aids 'cure' claims Efforts to get a comment from prophet Magaya were unsuccessful at the time of going to print. Government on Monday, however, dismissed the claims saying prophet Magaya had not yet submitted Aguma for review and assessment as a herbal supplement and people should not buy medicines from unapproved and unlicensed persons. [Full Article...]

NY state health insurance marketplace open for enrollment

NY state health insurance marketplace open for enrollment Insurers are feeling more bullish about the Obamacare markets than they have in years as enrollment opens Thursday. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said Iowa should expect the final enrollment numbers to be similar to this past year's. [Full Article...]

Flu season arrives in Clinton County

Flu season arrives in Clinton County Try to avoid close contact with sick people. A stock photo of a woman receiving a vaccination. Last season almost 80,000 Americans died from the virus - the highest number since modern tracking began. Common symptoms of the flu are high fever, muscle aches, sore throat , and dry cough . "It takes your body two weeks to develop the immunity against the flu". [Full Article...]

Three paralyzed people walk after nerve stimulation

Three paralyzed people walk after nerve stimulation The technique is called spinal cord electrical stimulation and, thanks to it, the volunteers who took part in the study could recover some their walking ability, even if not totally. "The participants are constantly challenged to voluntarily generate the appropriate leg movements", says co-author Karen Minassian. This could be due to the fact that the precisely targeted and timed bursts of elect... [Full Article...]

Hunt the malaria bug - a new game for sniffer dogs

Hunt the malaria bug - a new game for sniffer dogs Researchers from Medical Research Council Unit at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine used nylon socks to collect foot odour samples from apparently healthy Gambian children, aged five to 14, while also screening them for the malaria parasite with a finger-prick blood test. [Full Article...]

$132K Raised To Support ACS Fight Against Breast Cancer

$132K Raised To Support ACS Fight Against Breast Cancer More than RM60,000 was raised through sales of a total of 25 golf flights as well as donations in aid of Breast Cancer Welfare Association (BCWA), National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM) and Persatuan Kanser Network (KanWork). The African American Advisory Council also facilitates events throughout the year including Pink Sunday. Breast cancer is a public health concern but taking responsi... [Full Article...]

Ninth death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak

Ninth death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak New diagnoses bring the total number of cases to 25. The department says there have been eight pediatric deaths associated with the outbreak and at least one young adult. Shereef Elnahal said. The first symptoms showed up September 26, and the state was notified of an outbreak October 9, officials said. The strain found in the rehab center outbreak - type 7 - is among the more potent types a... [Full Article...]

4th Annual Living Life In Pink Breast Cancer Walk

4th Annual Living Life In Pink Breast Cancer Walk As a key part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility, Dubai Customs has been actively engaged in the worldwide breast cancer awareness campaigns for the last five years, with more than 1,000 women employees having benefitted. [Full Article...]

EU Agency: Air Pollution Still Exceeds Limits, Must Improve

EU Agency: Air Pollution Still Exceeds Limits, Must Improve In low income countries nearly all (98%) of children under five are exposed to levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) higher than World Health Organization recommended limits. According to the air quality monitoring data released by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Monday, the pollution levels in nine UP cities of the state had crossed 350 and were recorded as high as 430. [Full Article...]

Meghan Markle applauded for speaking Māori in New Zealand suffrage speech

Meghan Markle applauded for speaking Māori in New Zealand suffrage speech Prince William and Prince Harry with their wives Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex . New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote, and is led by a female prime minister, Jacinda Ardern , the nation's third female leader. [Full Article...]


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