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Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola

Congo's health ministry confirms 3 more cases of Ebola In the latest outbreak, declared last week, 43 people are believed to have been infected in North Kivu province, including 33 who have died, the United Nations health agency said. The newest outbreak, confirmed by the World Health Organization on Sunday, is located in the Congo's northeastern North Kivu Province and neighboring Ituri Province. [Full Article...]

Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops

Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops The restrictions were issued some six months after the location and movements of USA troops were included in a usage map published by the Strava fitness tracking company. Shanahan. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis ordered a review of personal electronics and fitness trackers afterward and initially left open the possibility that the use of electronics in stateside locations such as the Pentagon co... [Full Article...]

People Are Now Getting Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters

People Are Now Getting Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters You are not alone. Researchers at Boston University are now reporting a phenomenon they refer to as " Snapchat dysmorphia " and warn that apps that allow the user to " filter " or edit their appearance may be pushing more young people toward plastic surgery, Newsweek reports. [Full Article...]

China reports 18400 voluntary organ donors by July

China reports 18400 voluntary organ donors by July Jackie Doyle-Price, Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities, said the changes could save up to 700 lives every year, but she said organ donation remained a gift. The legislation was subsequently introduced past year, and will return to the House of Commons in the autumn to be voted on. Up to 700 more lives could be saved each year by a new organ donation system which will aim to ta... [Full Article...]

Mothers Stage Nurse-In Events Nationwide to Support WHO Breastfeeding Resolution

Mothers Stage Nurse-In Events Nationwide to Support WHO Breastfeeding Resolution Other challenges can arise around a woman's milk supply or an infant's ability to latch on to the breast. The celebration provides wonderful opportunity of refreshing knowledge or setting agenda for nursing mothers on breastfeeding for a whole week. [Full Article...]

Congo-Kinshasa: Latest Ebola Outbreak Poses High Regional Risk, Says WHO

Congo-Kinshasa: Latest Ebola Outbreak Poses High Regional Risk, Says WHO Another 20 people died from unidentified hemorrhagic fevers in July. Four people have tested positive for Ebola in and around Mangina, a town of about 60,000 people in North Kivu province, some 100 km (60 miles) from the Ugandan border. Jasarevic says World Health Organization will work with these neighboring countries to try to prevent the virus from crossing over. This latest outbreak pose... [Full Article...]

Marketers rolling back gains in baby breastfeeding

Marketers rolling back gains in baby breastfeeding Infant food manufacturers are to blame for low breastfeeding rates, says a Save the Children report . This year's theme, "Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life", highlights breastfeeding's role in reducing poverty and preventing hunger and malnutrition. [Full Article...]

In a 1st, scientists transplant lab-grown lungs into pigs

In a 1st, scientists transplant lab-grown lungs into pigs While six bioengineered lungs were created in total, only for of the pigs were able to have them transplanted due to surgical issues. Next, scientists removed a single lung from each of the "patient" pigs to harvest the stem cells needed to bioengineer the new lungs. [Full Article...]

Pasta Salad Blamed for Salmonella Outbreak

Pasta Salad Blamed for Salmonella Outbreak It was sold at all Hy-Vee grocery stores in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Symptoms of a salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps, and typically occur within 12 to 72 hours. [Full Article...]

A Dog Lick May Have Caused a Man to Lose His Limbs

A Dog Lick May Have Caused a Man to Lose His Limbs But by the following morning, he was delirious, and his temperature had soared. After his wife rushed him to the hospital, she noticed his body was covered in bruises, as if he'd been beaten with a baseball bat, the Washington Post reported. [Full Article...]

Teetotalers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia

Teetotalers, like big drinkers, more prone to dementia They noted that with every seven-unit/week increase there was a significant 17 per cent increase in dementia risk. The number of sufferers is expected to triple by 2050. In the case of wine, earlier studies have suggested that so-called polyphenolic compounds may offer some protection to neural networks and blood vessels, but such findings remain controversial. [Full Article...]

Stop washing and reusing your condoms, says United States government

Stop washing and reusing your condoms, says United States government According to the CDC, condoms are a one-and-done kind of device. This announcement comes as the CDC is also making sure men who have sex with men know they are now especially at risk of contracting Shigella - an infection with symptoms like diarrhoea, fever and abdominal pain - through rimming. [Full Article...]

Health Ministry confirms four cases of Ebola in northeast Congo

Health Ministry confirms four cases of Ebola in northeast Congo This could include redeploying personnel involved in the Ebola response in Equateur Province , as well as the deployment of new experts if necessary. The North Kivu is Congo's third Ebola outbreak in 2018, but officials this time have large supplies of vaccines and the means to educate the country's population about symptoms. [Full Article...]

Trump’s short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less

Trump’s short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less They can include dollar limits on coverage. A recent study looked at short-term health plans sold in the Charlotte region and found that a lot of them didn't cover benefits for prescription drugs, mental health services, or substance use disorder treatment. [Full Article...]

The CDC Needs To Tell People NOT To Do WHAT?

The CDC Needs To Tell People NOT To Do WHAT? Condoms are used to protect people against sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies, but by washing and reusing a condom, the risks increase. Her comments are in response to people who actually ejaculate into a condom and then continue on without changing it. "Once it is full it will start to leak, and the excess liquid inside will cause the condom to slip off". [Full Article...]

Superbugs now also becoming resistant to alcohol…

Superbugs now also becoming resistant to alcohol… It could infect and kill seriously ill patients - such as those receiving chemotherapy or people recovering from organ transplants, the Guardian reports. Tim Stinear, a microbiologist at Australia's Doherty Institute who co-led the study, said that in Australia alone, use of the alcohol-based hand hygiene has increased tenfold over the past 20 years. [Full Article...]

Child becomes first Manitoban infected with West Nile Virus in 2018

Child becomes first Manitoban infected with West Nile Virus in 2018 Public health officials across the region have been warning about the risks of West Nile, especially after the unusually rainy July weather . Health officials say infected mosquitoes can transmit the virus to people and other animals. WNV infections are generally mild but can, in more serious cases, cause encephalitis, meningitis, loss of vision, paralysis, coma, tremors, convulsions and death. [Full Article...]

Study points to pollution role in lung cancer

Globally, the death rate for lung cancer is projected to increase from 11.2 (per 100,000 person years) to 16.0 in 2030, with the highest death rates from lung cancer among women projected to occur in Europe and the Pacific Ocean region, which includes Polynesia and Malaysia. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders Thanks Koch Brothers for Making Case for 'Medicare for All'

Bernie Sanders Thanks Koch Brothers for Making Case for 'Medicare for All' Also called "single-payer" over the years, Medicare for all reflects a longtime wish among liberals for a government-run system that covers all Americans. Even if Democrats manage to take control of both the House and Senate, a narrow majority with a Republican in the White House would make it hard to enact this kind of legislation. [Full Article...]

Cannabis May Help Pancreatic Cancer Patients Live Longer

Cannabis May Help Pancreatic Cancer Patients Live Longer They discovered that these mice survived longer than those who only received the chemotherapy treatment . Clinical trials are still needed to determine if CBD use in conjunction with chemotherapy treatments would improve life expectancy rates for humans diagnosed with pancreatic cancer . [Full Article...]


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