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'Little justification' for prescribing diclofenac, researchers warn

'Little justification' for prescribing diclofenac, researchers warn The study explored the cardiovascular risk of one prescription drug Diclofenac and found it can cause serious problems for heart patients if taken for an extended period of time. One of the world's most-used painkillers , diclofenac , the active component in Difene, has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke in a major study published on Wednesday morning. [Full Article...]

West Nile-infected bird found in Iroquois County

West Nile-infected bird found in Iroquois County They are still struggling to bite, breed and, alas, spreading illnesses such as the virus of West Nile fever . "Peak transmission period for West Nile Virus lasts for another six weeks". Use insect repellents when you go outdoors. The CCHHS environmental health specialists and DCMA staff routinely survey known breeding sources for mosquitoes and trap them for identification. [Full Article...]

Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve

Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve She carefully crafted her image as well, wearing nearly entirely black turtleneck sweaters that earned her the moniker in Silicon Valley as "the next Steve Jobs". Theranos attracted more than $700m worth of backing from a glittering line-up of investors and recruited some of America's most powerful statesmen, including former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and George Shultz and the current... [Full Article...]

1.4 billion risk disease from disease

1.4 billion risk disease from disease The report's authors warned that as things stood the WHO's 2025 target of reducing global inactivity by 10% would be missed. Researchers found there had been no improvement in physical activity levels since 2001, despite numerous public health initiatives extolling the benefits of exercise . [Full Article...]

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends flu shot over FluMist

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends flu shot over FluMist Although it is still summer, doctors recommend you prepare for the upcoming flu virus, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts more than 50,000 deaths from the flu and complications. A total of 292 people in SC died from the flu last season, which technically runs until October when it starts over. What Vaccines Can I Get? This ACIP approval is a change from the las... [Full Article...]

Brie Larson dishes on her 'Captain Marvel' character

Brie Larson dishes on her 'Captain Marvel' character If so, this is on track with the speculation that the first " Captain Marvel " footage would come out in September, followed by some kind of " Avengers 4 " teaser possibly in November . How will the storyline properly explain Captain Marvel's glaring omission from Infinity War and all the previous MCU phases if she's been around "long before Steve Rogers was defrosted or Tony Stark build hi... [Full Article...]

Listeriosis has finally been stopped - Motsoaledi

Listeriosis has finally been stopped - Motsoaledi The listeria strand was not found at the factories and R12 million has been spent on the response to the outbreak. WHO, along with worldwide and local food safety experts agree that no new listeriosis cases have been identified since the first week of June 2018. [Full Article...]

YouTube Star & Cystic Fibrosis Activist Claire Wineland Passes Away At 21

YouTube Star & Cystic Fibrosis Activist Claire Wineland Passes Away At 21 Among her many words of wisdom, Wineland once said, "Beauty is found everywhere and once you stop trying to run from your life, once you start taking pride in it and learning how to give back, you will be completely free". She founded the non-profit Claire's Place Foundation to provide emotional and financial support to families living with cystic fibrosis. It creates too much mucus in the organ... [Full Article...]

Leptospirosis claims 28 lives in flood-affected Kerala

Leptospirosis claims 28 lives in flood-affected Kerala Rat fever is a zootonic disease - transmitted from animals to humans - spread by contamination of water sources by rodent urine during flooding. Number of suspected leptospirosis cases rose to 209 from August 1 to September 3 in Kozhikode with the reporting of 22 suspected cases on Monday while the number of confirmed case rose to 104 with the reporting of 20 fresh cases on the day. [Full Article...]

U.S. blood-testing startup Theranos to fold

In May, it was announced that a movie based on a book by Wall Street Journal writer John Carreyrou was in the works and would star Jennifer Lawrence as Holmes. The Journal's investigation marked the beginning of the end of Theranos. Theranos denounced these articles, but by June 2016 it was facing legal challenges from investors, medical authorities and five federal agencies. [Full Article...]

Nurse and baby she cared for reunited after 28 years

Nurse and baby she cared for reunited after 28 years Twenty years ago, when Seminatore was born, he weighed only 2 pounds and 6 ounces. She pressed him, and he said he was born a preemie in the same hospital. " I've come full circle and I'm taking care of babies with the nurse that took care of me ". " They were wonderful nurses ", his mom, Laura Seminatore, told The Mercury News . [Full Article...]

NH Hotel Ordered To Take ‘Immediate Steps’ After Legionnaires’ Outbreak

NH Hotel Ordered To Take ‘Immediate Steps’ After Legionnaires’ Outbreak Three new cases of Legionnaires' disease have been confirmed at a public housing complex in Harlem. "What we're trying to identify right now is what that potential source may have been, where they may have contracted the bacteria", Dr. Anyone showing symptoms who was in Surrey's Guildford neighbourhood in the past 10 days should also inform their doctor, the health authority added. [Full Article...]

'An American Patriot': VP Mike Pence Pays Tribute to John McCain

'An American Patriot': VP Mike Pence Pays Tribute to John McCain They'd talk about family, politics and global relations. Biden says they were both "cock-eyed optimists". Biden traced his and McCain's careers and shared some escapades, but when he got to explaining why McCain's death has moved the entire country, his eulogy took flight. [Full Article...]

Macon County shows high rate of West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes

Macon County shows high rate of West Nile Virus positive mosquitoes Although 80 percent of individuals who get infected with the virus will have no symptoms, 20 percent could experience joint pain, headaches, and a rash. Draining standing water in the yard. The state can't say how many of those cases are in Central Georgia, but Lewis says he has his own way of keeping Mosquitos away. [Full Article...]

Global Warming Could Spur More Crop Eating Bugs With A Large Appetite

Global Warming Could Spur More Crop Eating Bugs With A Large Appetite Using a model to evaluate the impact of these twin factors on wheat, rice, and maize under a projected temperature increase of 2°C by 2050, the researchers found that crop losses would be profound in many parts of the globe. Maize-produced widely in regions where insect populations are expected to both rise and decline-would experience a 31% increase in insect-induced loss. [Full Article...]

Rear-facing vehicle seat guidelines are changed by pediatricians

Rear-facing vehicle seat guidelines are changed by pediatricians Children should remain in rear-facing seats until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by the seat manufacturer. "They're recommending that you keep your child rear facing for as long as possible until they outgrow the height or the weight restrictions on your own particular seats", said Kelli Jankens, auto seat technician. [Full Article...]

Researcher will pay you $300 to eat avocados

Researcher will pay you $300 to eat avocados The study, which will be under Loma Linda University's School of Public Health in California, is offering to pay 250 takers willing to participate in helping researchers find out if "moderate avocado consumption actually promotes weight loss". [Full Article...]

Blood pressure medicine recalled over risky mix-up

Blood pressure medicine recalled over risky mix-up Accord Healthcare has recalled one lot of 12.5-milligram hydrochlorothiazide tablets because the 100-count bottle was discovered to contain 100 spironolactone tablets. Hydrochlorothiazide tablets are used to manage hypertension either alone or with other antihypertensive drugs. Consumers are urged to report any drugs that do not match that description, or check with their pharmacist . [Full Article...]

Throw Out Kosher Chicken Linked to Salmonella, Consumer Reports Says

Throw Out Kosher Chicken Linked to Salmonella, Consumer Reports Says Eight of those patients were hospitalized and one person in NY died from the illness. Eight patients have been hospitalized. The CDC's notice said known illness onset dates range from September 25, 2017, through June 4 this year. NY had the most reported cases: 11. Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps that occur 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the b... [Full Article...]

IL reports first death in 2018 from West Nile virus

IL reports first death in 2018 from West Nile virus At least four cases of West Nile virus have been confirmed this season in MA. The mosquitoes then infect the humans and animals they bite, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Four in five of those who become infected with the virus will not show any symptoms, according to the Department of Public Health. Mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus look for stagnant water to bree... [Full Article...]


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