Medical

Hospital bans young visitors during flu season

Cadieux noted that flu season peaked early this year in Alberta, but has yet to peak in Ottawa. An estimated 80,000 people died during the 2017-2018 flu season, according to the CDC . H3N2, the strain largely responsible for last year's outbreak, has so far been less common than the H1N1 strain. "This year's vaccine is a good match for circulating strains and it is not too late to get the vac... [Full Article...]

De Blasio announces health care coverage for all New Yorkers

De Blasio announces health care coverage for all New Yorkers The program, NYC Care, will launch this summer in the Bronx. The unprecedented city government plan is not considered "health insurance", but rather a city payment for direct comprehensive care, and Politico estimated the cost to be around $100 million. [Full Article...]

Police investigating after woman in 10-year coma gives birth

Police investigating after woman in 10-year coma gives birth Hacienda HealthCare is a private company with 40 programs serving 4,500 patients a year, the majority of whom are children and young adults. "And we will do everything in our power to ensure the safety of every single one of our patients and our employees". [Full Article...]

Are there enough staff to make it happen — NHS long-term plan

Are there enough staff to make it happen — NHS long-term plan In particular it is positive to see a much greater focus on children, students, perinatal mental health and community care. A new community-based model will include access to therapy, improved physical health care, employment support, personalised and trauma-informed care, medicines management and support for self-harm and coexisting substance use. [Full Article...]

Link between social media use and mental health stronger in girls

Link between social media use and mental health stronger in girls Only 28 percent of boys had the same experience. The team interviewed around 11,000 14 year olds who were part of the Millennium Cohort Study. Chennai: Long-term use of social media is associated with depressive symptoms, says a recent study by Lancet . [Full Article...]

Nordic diet makes its way on best diets for 2019 list

The diet has always been linked to many health benefits, including lower risks of cancer and heart disease, better kidney health and a healthier gut . You can have red wine in moderation if you'd like, but you must get plenty of exercise and enjoy meals with family and friends. In fact, the diet is safe for most people, including children and older people. [Full Article...]

Blood Pressure Medicine Recalled Over Cancer Concerns

Blood Pressure Medicine Recalled Over Cancer Concerns The agency said that patients taking the recalled medications should keep taking their medicine until their doctor or pharmacist replaces the medications or if the doctor prescribes a different drug. This recall comes after the U.S. recall on sartan products, including valsartan, last year, and the ongoing efforts into the Europe-wide investigation into the contamination of these products. [Full Article...]

Bristol-Myers Squibb buying Celgene in $74B deal

Bristol-Myers Squibb buying Celgene in $74B deal The business had revenue of $5.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.72 billion. With the completion of the transaction, BMS shareholders will hold 69 percent of its stocks with the rest going to Celgene . Celgene shareholders will also be eligible to receive a payment for the achievement of future regulatory milestones. Revlimid is expected to record almost $10 billion ... [Full Article...]

Forget keto - the Mediterranean diet was just named the best for 2019

Forget keto - the Mediterranean diet was just named the best for 2019 U.S. News ranked it high on the list for being nutritionally complete, easy to follow, and providing long-term weight loss as well as heart health benefits. Weight Watchers ranked in the top five for best diets overall and also obtained the No. 1 rankings for Best Commercial Diet and Best Weight Loss Diet for 2019. [Full Article...]

Best Diet of 2019? Dieticians choose Mediterranean

Best Diet of 2019? Dieticians choose Mediterranean The Mediterranean diet taking the top spot should come as no surprise. This is the second year in a row the U.S. World News Report chose Mediterranean as the best diet of the year. "Every year we have a new fad or trend or a flashy diet but that trickery doesn't amount to much and you don't need something that's excited or really even complicated", Haupt said. [Full Article...]

Flu season lands hard on NY and the Southern U.S.

Flu season lands hard on NY and the Southern U.S. She says teach your children to do the "chicken wing", aka cough into their elbows and definitely get your flu shot if you haven't already. "We know even if it's not a ideal match, it's still going to provide some protection". The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) show the flu is now widespread in 24 states. This year's vaccine covers four strains of the ... [Full Article...]

California Leads Coalition to Appeal ACA Ruling in Texas v

California Leads Coalition to Appeal ACA Ruling in Texas v A growing coalition of Democratic state attorneys general that stepped in to defend the Affordable Care Act against a lawsuit filed an appeal Thursday, beginning the next chapter of a legal saga that could progress to the Supreme Court and carry major implications for us healthcare. [Full Article...]

Swedish hospital investigating a suspected Ebola case, authorities say

Swedish hospital investigating a suspected Ebola case, authorities say A person believed to have contracted ebola is being held in isolation at Sweden's Uppsala University Hospital, the regional authority said on Friday . The patient was eventually transferred to an infection clinic in Uppsala. The patient, who is now in isolation, was first admitted at a hospital in Enköping - about 50 miles (80km) from Stockholm - before being transferred to Uppsala. [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez challenges Nancy Pelosi by opposing her 'dark political maneuver'

Ocasio-Cortez challenges Nancy Pelosi by opposing her 'dark political maneuver' Democrats have criticized the $1.5 trillion tax-cut package the GOP passed in December 2017 for increasing federal deficits, though both parties also came together a year ago to boost federal spending caps by about $300 billion in 2018 and 2019. [Full Article...]

White House calls Democrats' plan to end shutdown 'non-starter'

White House calls Democrats' plan to end shutdown 'non-starter' The two sides remain as far apart as they were when the government shut down began 12 days ago, with Trump refusing to back off his demand for wall funding and Democrats refusing to cave. He complained that Democrats interrupted Homeland Security officials who were trying to describe a dire situation at the border. Trump spent the weekend saying Democrats should return to Washington to n... [Full Article...]

Possible Ebola exposure to arrive in Nebraska

Possible Ebola exposure to arrive in Nebraska The Democratic Republic of Congo has been plagued by the second-largest Ebola outbreak in history, which began in August and has already infected more than 600 and killed more than 300. The virus spreads through contact with bodily fluids and causes haemorrhagic fever with severe vomiting, diarrhoea and bleeding. Once there appears any symptom, the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit will be activate... [Full Article...]

CDC reports a national uptick in the number of flu cases

CDC reports a national uptick in the number of flu cases Following a slow start to the flu season , the USA has seen 3 weeks of influenza-like illness activity levels at above the national baseline of 2.2%, flu activity reported as regional or widespread in 24 states and Guam, and an increase in respiratory specimens testing positive for flu at clinical laboratories across the country. [Full Article...]

Prices for Hospital Services Are Going Public in 2019

Prices for Hospital Services Are Going Public in 2019 Often times, little to no price transparency can make it hard for consumers to price compare. Prices vary from hospital to hospital, and they can all depend on what your insurance company negotiates with hospitals. But that will change next week, price transparency is coming to US hospitals. Co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles also bring down the price. He said some insurance companies are pro... [Full Article...]

Confirmed cases of flu rising across NY state

Confirmed cases of flu rising across NY state In Tulsa County, there have been 51 cases of flu from September 1 to December 25 and two deaths. During the 2017-2018 flu season , over 300 flu related deaths were reported in Indiana. In addition to doctors, pharmacists in NY may administer the flu vaccine to anyone two years of age and older. A year ago, Livingston County had almost 700 lab-confirmed cases of flu in what was an especially... [Full Article...]

Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI

Doctors: Flu season only beginning in MI Influenza is an infection caused by influenza virus and is commonly known as flu. The deaths mark the sixth and seventh pediatric flu deaths nationwide for the 2018-19 season. "So if we know that we are seeing an outbreak in a specific population, we can get the word out to our providers, to our hospitals, to remain vigilant, and to stay prepared", Epidemiology Program Manager, Heidi Dragoo. [Full Article...]


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