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West Nile fever virus claims four more lives in Serbia

West Nile fever virus claims four more lives in Serbia A recent surge in West Nile Virus cases has North Dakota health officials reminding residents the season isn't over - yet. People 60 years of age and older and individuals with diabetes or hypertension have a higher chance of getting sick, and are more likely to develop complications. [Full Article...]

Apple announces 3 new iPhones, a new watch, not much else

Apple announces 3 new iPhones, a new watch, not much else Instead of an OLED display , the phone uses a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD display that Apple calls the "most advanced LCD in a smartphone". The difference between the XR and the XS comes primarily in the screen , camera , and modem. As you can always expect, the latest iPhones come with pretty heavy price tags. Prior to Apple's official unveiling of the iPhone X past year, many analysts e... [Full Article...]

Teens and vaping, a dangerous combination

Teens and vaping, a dangerous combination The FDA is giving the five top-selling e-cigarette brands - Juul , Vuse, MarkTen XL, Blu and Logic - 60 days to provide plans for how they will mitigate sales to minors. JUUL said Wednesday that it will work "proactively" with the and wants to be "part of the solution" in thwarting use among children, though it defended the merits of flavored e-cigarettes for other users. [Full Article...]

What products will reduce the risk of premature death and heart disease

What products will reduce the risk of premature death and heart disease The observational see became as soon as in accordance to files from about 136,000 adults who took share within the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology ( PURE ) see, which unruffled weight loss program and successfully being files from folks in 21 global locations on 5 continents. [Full Article...]

FDA wants e-cigarette makers to extinguish use by kids

WASH/LA-The Food and Drug Administration said on September 12-they are considering a ban on flavored e-cigarettes in response to an "epidemic" of young people using e-cigarettes, the agency's leader said. FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb , an appointee of President Donald Trump, stated, "We see clear signs that youth use of electronic cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion ". [Full Article...]

Britain reports 2 cases of rare monkeypox infection

PHE said the first patient was diagnosed last week in Cornwall in the southwest of England and is being treated in London , while the second one was being treated at an expert respiratory infectious disease center in Liverpool . The unidentified patient had recently been to Nigeria, where they are understood to have picked up the disease. "People without symptoms are not considered infecti... [Full Article...]

Middle-aged drinkers urged to have more alcohol-free days

Middle-aged drinkers urged to have more alcohol-free days Middle-aged drinkers who often visit the pub after work, have a glass of wine over dinner and consume alcohol while watching sporting events are said to be most at peril. Anti-alcohol lobbyist in chief Prof Ian Gimore has threatened to quit his role as an adviser to Public Health England in protest of its partnership with Drinkaware. [Full Article...]

Prince William launches mental health website

He continued, "You're always dealing with despair and sadness and injury". "The attrition builds up and you never really have the opportunity to offload anything if you're not careful". The Mental Health at Work project has been created by Heads Together , a charity headed by Prince William and his brother Prince Harry, 33. In a speech to launch the portal which went live on Tuesday, the ... [Full Article...]

United States government considers ban on flavored e-cigarettes over youth 'epidemic'

Gottlieb said the FDA recognized the impact this might have on adults trying to stop smoking, but said that emerging research on how flavored products encourage excessive use by young people shows action must be taken. If the plans fall short, the FDA could block sales of the products by enforcing a requirement that companies provide detailed design and health data about their products before mark... [Full Article...]

Mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile Virus in Chatham-Kent

Mosquito trap tests positive for West Nile Virus in Chatham-Kent The state's first case of 2018 was reported in Willoughby in July. Officials say the virus is mainly transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. For medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons, DCHHS does not provide additional identifying information. "Mosquito Repellent with DEET or Picaridin is also a great way to avoid mosquito bites". [Full Article...]

US officials call teen vaping an ‘epidemic,’ weigh flavor ban

US officials call teen vaping an ‘epidemic,’ weigh flavor ban To gain clearance to return to the market, the companies would have to prove that the benefits to adults who use e-cigarettes in order to stop smoking traditional cigarettes outweigh the risks associated with youth vaping. In a June interview with CBS News , Juul's chief administrative officer Ashley Gould insisted that the company never intentionally marketed to teens. [Full Article...]

Arizona Attorney General Moves Against Purdue Pharma

Arizona Attorney General Moves Against Purdue Pharma Josephson says: "We share the state's concern about the opioid crisis". More than 63,000 people in the USA died from drug overdoses in 2016, of which 66 percent were related to opioid use. The best-selling version of buprenorphine, Suboxone, made $877 million in USA sales for the British pharmaceutical company Indivior. If Suboxone's success is any predictor, it is likely that Purdue Pharma will... [Full Article...]

First ever case of monkeypox confirmed in Britain

Monkeypox was first recorded in 1958, when outbreaks of pox-like diseases occurred in laboratory monkeys that were kept for research, hence the name. PHE and the NHS are contacting individuals who may have been in close contact with the patient, as monkeypox can be spread by human-to-human contact , the Daily Express reports. [Full Article...]

Public health adviser quits over new drink awareness campaign

Health chiefs in the United Kingdom are launching a "drink-free days" campaign to target regular drinkers amid fears health risks are "creeping" up on them. It's really that simple. 'But an increasing number of people, particularly middle-aged drinkers, are drinking in ways that are putting them at risk of serious and potentially life-limiting conditions such as heart disease, liver disease and... [Full Article...]

Slough has one of the UK's lowest number of organ donors

Slough has one of the UK's lowest number of organ donors It said the ageing population, and improvements in trauma care and public safety, are likely to be contributing to the rise in the lung transplant waiting list, by changing the profile of donors. "We don't want people to die because of a fatal complacency that because you know you want to be an organ donor you presume your loved ones know it too". [Full Article...]

Black 'hair' on your tongue? Here's what that could be

Black 'hair' on your tongue? Here's what that could be Reports have it that a 55-year-old woman recently suffered from "black hairy tongue" after a auto accident which left both of her legs crushed. Just a weeks after the intervention, the woman noticed her tongue turned black and hairy, in appearance. [Full Article...]

United Nations emergency talks to head off swine fever spread in Asia

United Nations emergency talks to head off swine fever spread in Asia The agriculture ministry said it had identified the disease on three small farms in Jiamusi City in Heilongjiang Province in China's northeast, and the cities of Wuhu and Xuancheng in the eastern province of Anhui . The situation should serve as an opportunity to warn travelers not to bring pig meat products from outside the European Union into any EU member-state, they said. [Full Article...]

Airport Security Bins Pose Cold, Flu Risk

Airport Security Bins Pose Cold, Flu Risk Some surfaces that you might expect to harbor a ton of germs were actually clean, such as upper surface the toilet bowl lid and button for flushing. And when the scientists repeatedly swabbed a plastic toy dog in the airport's children's playground, they found that the toy played host to cold-causing viruses a whopping 67 percent of the time. [Full Article...]

Tennessee Republicans Watch Obamacare Lawsuit With Mixed Emotions

Tennessee Republicans Watch Obamacare Lawsuit With Mixed Emotions Some 72 percent of those polled are also in favor of keeping provisions that prohibit insurers from charging sick people more , which is also being challenged in the lawsuit . Eight in ten (78%) say drug companies making too much money is a "major reason" why people's health care costs have been rising, up from 62 percent in 2014. [Full Article...]

Airport security screening trays have more germs than a toilet

Airport security screening trays have more germs than a toilet Interestingly, no respiratory viruses were found on toilet surfaces, they said . About 10 percent of what you touch at the airport is carrying a virus - and the most heavily infested place is one you can not avoid. The report also commented on the dangers of spreading diseases domestically and internationally, stating: "They have the potential to be especially problematic if a severe pathog... [Full Article...]


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