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New types of personality identified

New types of personality identified Most people, Gerlach says, will track closest to the average personality type , which is fairly agreeable and conscientious, quite extraverted and neurotic but not terribly open. The results of those questionnaires were then scored based on agreeableness , conscientiousness , extraversion , neuroticism and openness - the five categories commonly accepted as basic personality traits - a... [Full Article...]

Cigna-Express Scripts deal gets U.S. antitrust approval

Cigna-Express Scripts deal gets U.S. antitrust approval In its ruling, the DOJ stated that the Cigna-Express merger is "unlikely to result in harm to competition or consumer". Specific Scripts also owns specialty pharmacies that distribute dear treatment. Antitrust consultants accept described those affords as vertical mixtures that repeat fewer components than the failed insurer mergers. Aetna and Cigna, however, were determined to seek growth thr... [Full Article...]

More West Nile virus cases reported in Nebraska this year

More West Nile virus cases reported in Nebraska this year While this is the city's choice of preventing the spread of the virus, there are several ways you can avoid getting it. A Lambton County resident has tested positive for West Nile virus, says Lambton Public Health. The CDC adds persons "can reduce your risk of WNV by using insect repellent and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long trousers to prevent mosquito bites". [Full Article...]

Two detainees drown in Little Pee Dee River; bodies not recovered

Two detainees drown in Little Pee Dee River; bodies not recovered According to ABC affiliate WPDE , the patients were being transported from Loris Hospital Waccamaw Center for Mental Health to McLeod Health, which runs multiple facilities in the region. The Lumber River as of September 19 was still in "major" flood stage in several places, according to the National Weather Service. Two deputies were able to escape the vehicle, a news release said. [Full Article...]

Household disinfectants and childhood obesity

Household disinfectants and childhood obesity Specifically, the intestine microbiota of infants living in properties where there change into once a excessive exhaust of disinfectants confirmed increased abundance of Lachnospiraceae bacteria, nonetheless diminished numbers of Haemophilus and Clostridium species. [Full Article...]

Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk, says study

Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk, says study And if that weren't enough, the third study also found that aspirin may have "higher all-cause mortality. among apparently healthy older adults who received daily aspirin than among those who received [a] placebo and was attributed primarily to cancer-related death". [Full Article...]

Registration open now for Walk to End Alzheimer's

Registration open now for Walk to End Alzheimer's Participants will be given information on local resources and programs that support Alzheimer's patients. Top individual fundraiser: Jerry Gonyo. One woman gave a very encouraging, heartfelt caregivers speech, about taking care of her parents who once took care of her after they were diagnosed with Alzheimer's. [Full Article...]

‘Wonder drug’ aspirin’s harms outweighs its benefits in healthy elderly

The study enrolled volunteers who were at least 70-years-old. A team of researchers from Monash University in Melbourne published their findings from a seven-year study in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine , on Sunday. The study was stopped early since the "wonder drug" that aspirin is generally believed to be, was not working. "Differences between the aspirin group and the plac... [Full Article...]

Boss revenge, self-colonoscopy studies win 2018 Ig Nobel prizes

Boss revenge, self-colonoscopy studies win 2018 Ig Nobel prizes The Ig Nobel awards were set up to not only make people laugh but also to make them think, as some of the weirder sides of science were revealed. The incidence and mortality rate of colorectal cancer in Japan are increasing, he said. "I do this research to make colonoscopy easier and more comfortable, so fewer people will die". [Full Article...]

Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds

However the medicine was linked with an increased risk of serious bleeding, in line with previous findings. According to principal investigator Professor John McNeil, head of Monash University's Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, the results of the trial will result in a rethinking of global guidelines relating to the use of aspirin to prevent common conditions associated with a... [Full Article...]

Missouri Police: Alleged Addict Carol Ballweg Stole Dying Daughter's Opioids

Missouri Police: Alleged Addict Carol Ballweg Stole Dying Daughter's Opioids The listing identified Ballweg's daughter as "CM", but did no longer indicate what form of illness the girl has. Carol Ballweg, 46, has been charged with four felony counts of stealing a controlled substance and two misdemeanor counts of abusing an elderly, disabled or vulnerable person , according to online court records. [Full Article...]

Zimbabwe's government criticized over cholera outbreak

Zimbabwe's government criticized over cholera outbreak Zimbabwe , which was ruled by Robert Mugabe from independence in 1980 until his ousting past year, suffered its worst cholera outbreak in 2008. The outbreak is confined in Harare's high density suburbs of Glen View and Budiriro but isolated cases stemming from the two suburbs have also been reported in other parts of the country. [Full Article...]

West Nile Virus a "Public Health Threat" in Southern N.H

West Nile Virus a Symptoms include fever, headache, body and joint aches, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash. It can cause severe illness in people and horses, although only about 20 percent of those infected will develop any symptoms at all. To date, Nebraska has reported 79 cases with 42 of the cases being neuroinvasive. "School has started, Halloween is just around the corner and some people are even thinking about ... [Full Article...]

Eight dead in Florence storm

Eight dead in Florence storm Major river flooding expected to continue into early next week . Homes have been washed away by storm surge or made unlivable by standing water, fallen trees or other debris. "I can not overstate it: Floodwaters are rising, and if you aren't watching for them, you are risking your life", Gov. Roy Cooper said. Jacob Fernandez (left) and Josh Fernandez play around on the tree that fell near th... [Full Article...]

Obesity Tops 35 Percent in 7 US States

Obesity Tops 35 Percent in 7 US States The state of West Virginia is ranked the highest with a 38% percent obesity rate . He said Florida's not the only state struggling with overweight residents. These are in total lower earnings and rural areas, together with many communities of shade, the scream effectively-known. Over the last two decades, the U.S. [Full Article...]

Polar Vantage V & M Smartwatches Promise Smarter Fitness Tracking

Polar Vantage V & M Smartwatches Promise Smarter Fitness Tracking Electronics manufacturer Polar on Thursday announced the Vantage V and Vantage M, its latest smartwatches designed for athletes which offer up to 40 hours of intensive training time, new heart rate monitoring technologies, and a wide variety of other features meant to deliver a premium fitness tracking experience. [Full Article...]

One-in-two New Zealand, Australian men at risk of cancer

One-in-two New Zealand, Australian men at risk of cancer Lung cancer is the most threatening, with 1.eight million deaths - 18.4% of entire cancer deaths for 2018, in conserving with the file. The UN researchers said lung cancer kills the most people, followed by breast cancer in women and colorectal cancer . [Full Article...]

Enhanced flu jab to keep 'a total bunch of lives'

Enhanced flu jab to keep 'a total bunch of lives' Atlas Road. The good news is that both standard vaccines and nasal sprays are recommended for the 2018-2019 flu season. By introducing an enhanced flu vaccine for this age group they will be better protected as well as helping to reduce the spread of flu to those around them. [Full Article...]

Apple touts its largest screens, cheaper models in iPhone revamp

Apple touts its largest screens, cheaper models in iPhone revamp It retains the key advances of the first iPhone X - facial recognition and an edge-to-edge display - but is cheaper while being noticeably larger at 6.1 inches. Those needing the (costly) upgrades to their current iPhones can start pre-ordering the iPhone XS and iPhone XS tomorrow, and both will be available in stores on Sept 21. [Full Article...]

Mnangagwa calls for improved sanitation amid cholera outbreak

Mnangagwa calls for improved sanitation amid cholera outbreak Most towns and cities are facing massive water shortages, often caused by breakdown in pumps, power cuts and sometimes water purification chemical shortages, according to local media. A total of 4,000 people died and at least 100,000 people fell ill. The outbreak represents the first serious public health emergency for President Emmerson Mnangagwa following his disputed election at the end of Ju... [Full Article...]


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