Medical

Two Dr Congo Soldiers Killed By Ebola Virus

Two Dr Congo Soldiers Killed By Ebola Virus UN Children's Fund UNICEF, said that I was scaling up its response to help victims, as part of the Government and World Health Organization-led effort to end the outbreak - the largest in the country's history. More than 11,000 died from the virus which infected nearly 30,000 people in 10 different countries. According to health ministry, Ebola virus disease transmission in DRC continues in Nor... [Full Article...]

Washington measles outbreak: Gov. Inslee declares public health emergency

Washington measles outbreak: Gov. Inslee declares public health emergency State health officials say a case of the measles has been confirmed in a resident of Multnomah County, which is home to Portland. Officials say 26 of the patients were not vaccinated against the highly contagious disease and in four cases it's unclear whether the person was vaccinated. [Full Article...]

Breakfast is no longer the most important meal of the day

Breakfast is no longer the most important meal of the day Habitual and non-habitual breakfast eaters were studied while test subjects with a range of body weights were assessed over periods ranging from 24 hours to 16 weeks. More damning, it even found some evidence that skipping breakfast entirely would be better for our waistlines - although you should probably find better ways to stay fit. [Full Article...]

Local school districts supporting Bell Let's Talk Day

CCH said the day was planned for youth, but so much interest and excitement was generated that many hospital staff members and other adults dropped in and decorated T-shirts. According to Bell Media, between 2010 and 2018 Let's Talk day generated 867,449,649 events and raised 93 millon ($93,423,628.80 to be exact), including $7 million ($6,919,199.75) generated past year. [Full Article...]

Study links excess screen time with learning challenges

Study links excess screen time with learning challenges The researchers reached that conclusion after analyzing and testing more than 2,400 children. Dr Max Davie, from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), said: "We would, in the light of this paper, reiterate our advice that families spend time interacting as a family, that screens are not allowed to interfere with sleep, and that screen based interaction is no substitute for... [Full Article...]

British Parliament To Debate On Brexit Deal Changes

British Parliament To Debate On Brexit Deal Changes Opening the debate in the House of Commons, the prime minister said she will seek to re-open negotiations with the European Union over the Northern Ireland backstop - the insurance policy to prevent a hard border on the island of Ireland . [Full Article...]

Measles Outbreak Grows in Northwest US, 31 Cases Reported

Measles Outbreak Grows in Northwest US, 31 Cases Reported The pediatricians' group supports only medical exemptions, such as for children undergoing chemotherapy, since the vaccine could be harmful to them. Washington and OR are among the country's many states that allow parents with a personal OR philosophical objection to decline the measles vaccination, among some others. [Full Article...]

Measles Outbreak 2019: What Are the Symptoms, How Does It Spread?

Measles Outbreak 2019: What Are the Symptoms, How Does It Spread? Twenty-six of the confirmed patients had not been vaccinated against measles , and the vaccination status of four other patients is unknown. Authorities say nine additional cases are suspected. Most of the patients are children under 10, and one child has been hospitalized. The disease was considered eradicated in the United States, but has been spiking in the Pacific northwest. [Full Article...]

HIV records of more than 14,000 people leaked in Singapore

HIV records of more than 14,000 people leaked in Singapore March 2017: Farrera-Brochez was convicted of several fraud and drug-related offences, and sentenced to 28 months' jail. Ler has also been charged under the OSA for failing to take reasonable care of confidential information regarding HIV-positive patients. [Full Article...]

Information for B.C. residents about measles outbreak in Washington state

Information for B.C. residents about measles outbreak in Washington state An ongoing measles outbreak has led to a public health emergency being declared in Clark County, Washington . Travelers infected overseas can bring the virus into the country and spread it, causing periodic outbreaks. "It's (the vaccine's) nearly 97 or 98 percent effective if you've taken the two doses", Vaid said. In BC, children receive two doses of measles-containing vaccine during routine... [Full Article...]

Rep. Ted Lieu Endorses Kamala Harris For President

Rep. Ted Lieu Endorses Kamala Harris For President Ms. Harris has received criticism for not adopting progressive policies in her role as California's Attorney- General. Harris invoked the speech that Robert F. Harris addressed her detractors briefly in her launch speech, saying: "I am not flawless". Senator Kamala Harris embodies the current state of the Democratic Party. [Full Article...]

Measles Outbreak in Washington and Oregon Cause a State of Emergency

So far this year, there has been one case of measles in B.C. It was acquired by an adult traveller returning from the Philippines. "Measles is a highly contagious infectious disease that can be fatal in small children", Washington Governor Jay Inslee said in a statement. [Full Article...]

CDC: Hedgehogs 'probably' to blame for salmonella outbreak; stop snuggling them

CDC: Hedgehogs 'probably' to blame for salmonella outbreak; stop snuggling them According to the federal agency, the outbreak strain was found in samples collected from three hedgehogs located in two ill patients' homes. "These germs can easily spread to their bodies, habitats, toys, bedding and anything in the area where they live". [Full Article...]

Nurse arrested for allegedly raping helpless Hacienda woman

Nurse arrested for allegedly raping helpless Hacienda woman Phoenix police say Sutherland, a licensed practical nurse, has been arrested on a charge of sexual assault of an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a long-term health care facility. Police are still working to determine how many times the victim was sexually assaulted , Thompson said. The victim, a member of the San Carlos Apache tribe, is not in a vegetative state, despite nu... [Full Article...]

Health Officials Urge Residents To Get Vaccinated Against Measles

Health Officials Urge Residents To Get Vaccinated Against Measles The people who are confirmed with the illness went to Portland's airport, as well as a host of other public places across Washington's Clark County . Measles is an extremely contagious infection that is serious for small children but is easily preventable by vaccine . Measles was declared eliminated in the U.S.in 2000, meaning any new cases of the virus on USA soil past that point had orig... [Full Article...]

This year's vaccine 72% effective at preventing flu, scientists say

This year's vaccine 72% effective at preventing flu, scientists say Waters said the strain that was most common a year ago was the H3N2 strain, which affected seniors. For the last three weeks, the health authority has seen fewer than three new lab-confirmed cases a day, down from five new cases a day, Waters said. [Full Article...]

Believe This: Too Much Fried Chicken Can Kill You

Believe This: Too Much Fried Chicken Can Kill You Researchers didn't find evidence that eating fried food was linked to increased deaths caused by cancer . During those 20 years, 31,588 women died, including 9,320 heart-related deaths, 8,358 cancer deaths, and 13,880 deaths from other causes. [Full Article...]

DH will "enhance" role of community pharmacists in tackling antibiotic

DH will No new antibiotic classes have been developed since 1980 and research is declining because it is not profitable. "It is vital that we tackle the spread of drug-resistant infections before routine operations and minor illnesses become life-threatening", UK Prime Minister Theresa May said in response to the plan , in a statement released Thursday. [Full Article...]

New Canada's Food Guide is a giant step forward, dietitians say

New Canada's Food Guide is a giant step forward, dietitians say The new guide also minimizes dairy consumption. Not everyone is pleased with the new Canadian Food Guide, and you can put dairy farmers at the front of the line. Canada is issuing new guidelines on a healthy diet tomorrow. "Food is everything we are", she said. The picture is of a plateful of food, divided neatly into one-half vegetables and fruits, one-quarter whole-grain foods and one-qua... [Full Article...]

Gum disease bug could play key role in Alzheimer's, research suggests

Gum disease bug could play key role in Alzheimer's, research suggests Scientists at the company Cortexyme , working with academics from around the world, say the findings of their study could lead to new treatment options for Alzheimer's disease sufferers that work by targeting the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis , and they have developed a candidate drug that is now undergoing clinical trials. [Full Article...]


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