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FDA warns about 'deceptive' vaginal rejuvenation claims, dangers

FDA warns about 'deceptive' vaginal rejuvenation claims, dangers In these cases, the FDA had not reviewed or approved the used devices for the objective of 'vaginal rejuvenation'. But, the agency notes, there's no proof that these devices are effective for any of the "rejuvenating" procedures companies claim and some celebrities promote. [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus confirmed in Itawamba County

West Nile Virus confirmed in Itawamba County There was a human case of West Nile recorded a year ago in La Salle County. Also, remove all sources of standing water around your home, and wear light-colored, long clothing when outdoors. No other insects or animals have been found to have West Nile Virus in MA. "Despite the fact that the risk of Contracting West Nile virus in Toronto is very low, now is the time to remind the citizens about... [Full Article...]

Data breaches linked to My Health Record kept secret

Data breaches linked to My Health Record kept secret Privacy provisions for the record will be strengthened so that a court order is needed for information to be released without consent - although the government stressed no records had ever been released without one. While doctors were eager to see the scheme implemented , they were also at the forefront of those raising privacy issues. The Federal Government has bowed to the intense pressure s... [Full Article...]

Breastmilk 'so rich in nutrients' for newborns - UNICEF, WHO

Women, particularly in low and middle-income countries, need more support when it comes to breastfeeding their children, both from healthcare professionals and from the wider community to end the taboo that can surround the act. "Babies exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life - with no other foods or liquids given, including water - have stronger immunity, fewer infections, higher... [Full Article...]

UK court ruling seen as landmark in right-to-die cases

UK court ruling seen as landmark in right-to-die cases Presiding over the case of Mr Y, Lady Black ruled that there had been no violation of his rights under the Human Rights Convention. Some may even regain awareness. "There is a clear difference between turning off a ventilator on a brain-dead patient and removing CANH from a brain-damaged patient". Either way though, the ruling will make a noticable difference on the way medical professionals and... [Full Article...]

Man's limbs amputated after being licked by dog

Man's limbs amputated after being licked by dog Doctors flooded his body with antibiotics to stop the infection, but clots stopped the blood flow to his extremities, which forced them to amputate Manteufel's legs from the knee down, then his hands. The bacteria can be transmitted by biting, licking or even close contact with canines or felines. Doctors also told Dawn that Greg would need extensive plastic surgery to rebuild his nose. [Full Article...]

Two cases of West Nile virus reported in Johnson County

Two cases of West Nile virus reported in Johnson County There were 134 batches tested in the county. Health officials say 80 per cent of people who become infected with West Nile virus do not get sick. Westchester County Commissioner of Health Sherlita Amler said in a statement residents should remove standing water that sits near their homes. [Full Article...]

Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide

Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide People who smoke are still allowed to rent unites, but as part of the policy , no smoking will be allowed inside any public housing buildings or within 25 feet of those buildings. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, approximately 1.2 million households live in public housing units. "When we first learned of the new HUD rule requiring public housing to go smoke-free, we ... [Full Article...]

Family warns of ‘Hot Water Challenge’ danger after teen suffers severe burns

Family warns of ‘Hot Water Challenge’ danger after teen suffers severe burns The young man said that after he and his friend watched the "Hot Water Challenge" on YouTube , he later went to sleep. The teen was admitted to a local hospital, where he remained under treatment for a week. "It's suggesting to people that they can try it and they won't be hurt, but they will be". "If your friends are telling you to do this, they aren't good friends", Dr. [Full Article...]

Teen Infected By Hookworms After Being Buried In Beach Sand

Teen Infected By Hookworms After Being Buried In Beach Sand Kelli Mulhollen Dumas shared photos of her son Michael's foot after he was infected with hookworm parasites at Pompano Beach . "We have been to the pediatrician 4 times, to a dermatologist and have a follow-up appointment today", she wrote in the post dated July 20 that has been shared almost 9,000 times". [Full Article...]

Worcester to spray again after more West Nile found in mosquitos

Worcester to spray again after more West Nile found in mosquitos The CDC recommends using repellents containing EPA-registered active ingredients including DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon-eucalyptus. According to Ashlyn Becton, the City of Valdosta uses every resource available to municipalities to protect its citizens from mosquito-borne diseases through a Public Works operated spraying and larvicide program, a joint surveillance program with Valdost... [Full Article...]

Be aware of hepatitis signs

Be aware of hepatitis signs More than 90% of this burden is due to the sequelae of liver infections with the hepatitis B virus ( HBV ) and hepatitis C virus ( HCV ). According to him, the national prevalence rate of hepatitis B is 11 per cent, in Nasarawa State it is 13 to 20 per cent, while hepatitis C is 2.2 per cent for national and eight to 13.5 per cent in Nasarawa State and this is hospital based report. [Full Article...]

West Nile virus found in Riverdale Park mosquitoes, officials say

West Nile virus found in Riverdale Park mosquitoes, officials say West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease - This is the most serious type, infecting the brain and spinal cord. Other human West Nile cases have been reported in Dallas County this year. So how do you protect yourself from contracting the virus- wear lighter clothes and don't be out from dusk til dawn- this is when you have the highest chance to contract West Nile. [Full Article...]

Daring entrepreneurs may simply be driven by mind-altering cat parasite

Daring entrepreneurs may simply be driven by mind-altering cat parasite That benefits the organism, which reproduces in the bodies of cats . Students who tested positive for T. gondii were 1.4 times more likely to major in business and 1.7 times more likely to focus on management and entrepreneurship compared to other business-related areas of study , the team found. [Full Article...]

Mattis denies ‘policy changes’ made at Trump’s meeting with Putin

Putin had said earlier Friday during a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, that he was ready to invite Trump and also ready to visit Washington if conditions are right. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Mr Mattis said: "I am considering meeting with my counterpart, but there's been no decision". By all means. By the way, he has such an invitation, I told him about that... [Full Article...]

15 detained in China vaccine scandal

15 detained in China vaccine scandal Via its official WeChat account on Wednesday, the Geneva-based United Nations agency stated that it fully supports China's State Food and Drug Administration's decision to withhold problematic batches of rabies vaccines produced by the country's top vaccine producer, Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences, and prohibit them from entering the market. [Full Article...]

LifePoint Health and RCCH Healthcare Partners to merge

LifePoint Health and RCCH Healthcare Partners to merge While looking at the Stock's Performance, LifePoint Health, Inc . now shows a Weekly Performance of 34.37%, where Monthly Performance is 22.45%, Quarterly performance is 33.13%, 6 Months performance is 33.26% and yearly performance percentage is -0.69%. [Full Article...]

HPV Vaccine Failure Rates May Be Higher in Women, Girls With HIV

HPV Vaccine Failure Rates May Be Higher in Women, Girls With HIV Last week, health ministers in Wales and Scotland confirmed they would be introducing the vaccinations after a final recommendation from an expert committee said it would be cost-effective. Human papilloma virus or HPV is a group of 150 related viruses that are usually transmitted via sexual contact such as kissing or sexual intercourse. [Full Article...]

AIDS researchers seek end to 'unscientific' HIV laws

AIDS researchers seek end to 'unscientific' HIV laws He continued: 'There's a new cereal called Brexit. "No one should face criminalization because of a lack of information or understanding by the justice system about the risks of HIV transmission". "HIV criminalization is a growing global phenomenon that unfairly targets people living with HIV through criminal prosecutions and harsh penalties". It describes scientific evidence on the possibility ... [Full Article...]

2nd human West Nile case reported in Mississippi

2nd human West Nile case reported in Mississippi Most people receive the virus through bites from infected mosquitoes . Since 2000, 134 human cases of West Nile have been diagnosed in CT residents, including three fatalities. These symptoms generally appear two to 14 days following the bite of an infected mosquito . Older adults and those with compromised immune systems are at greater risk of developing central nervous system illness that can ... [Full Article...]


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