Medical

Amazon to buy PillPack in drug retailing push

Amazon to buy PillPack in drug retailing push The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2018, according to a statement from the companies. "Together with Amazon , we are eager to continue working with partners across the health care industry to help people throughout the United States who can benefit from a better pharmacy experience", PillPack chief executive TJ Parker said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Air Pollution Can Increase A Person's Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

Air Pollution Can Increase A Person's Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes Ziyad Al-Aly, from Washington University. Researchers working with scientists at the Veterans Affairs' Clinical Epidemiology Center , examined data from 1.7 million United States veterans who did not have histories of diabetes and were followed for a median of 8.5 years. [Full Article...]

Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to irrigation canal

Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to irrigation canal Officials had previously traced a breakout at an Alaskan prison to heads of romaine lettuce grown at Harrison Farms in Yuma, but they were unable to pinpoint one farm or site used for distribution or packaging as the culprit for other cases. [Full Article...]

Province spots first West Nile mosquitoes of season

Province spots first West Nile mosquitoes of season The DEP release stated West Nile Virus can cause encephalitis, a brain inflammation. As of June 27 , mosquitoes in Elkhart County and Carroll County have tested positive for West Nile virus . We have more information posted at WKOK.com, including how you can prevent yourself and others from contracting the virus. Do not apply repellent near the eyes or mouth and use it sparingly around ear... [Full Article...]

Woman has 50-pound cyst removed after months of unexplained health issues

Woman has 50-pound cyst removed after months of unexplained health issues We went to dinner and someone asked me if I was having twins. Rahn - mostly reassured but still concerned - was wheeled into an operating room at the hospital the next day, May 26, she said . "After Dr. Sample made the discovery, Dr. Seirafi and Dr. Jones were able to remove the cyst and got Kayla feeling much better". These tumors are filled with a thick, gelatinous fluid. [Full Article...]

Exercise, obesity both on the rise in US

That's 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or combined 75 minutes of vigorous exercise and two to three days of strength training. More adults in the U.S. "Understanding differences in leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) by state is important because states have the ability to support physical activity goals and objectives", study authors wrote in the report . [Full Article...]

Odds of Living to 110-plus Level out, Once You Hit 105

Odds of Living to 110-plus Level out, Once You Hit 105 Interestingly, mortality plateaus have been observed in other species at extreme ages, which could mean that we share common structural and evolutionary traits linked to extreme aging. American researchers have named this age "mortality plateau". Scientists in a new study state that human lifespan has no fixed limit. He predicted it would be possible in the next quarter century for someone to re... [Full Article...]

Seven Nebraskans, including one doctor, charged in national health care fraud takedown

Seven Nebraskans, including one doctor, charged in national health care fraud takedown More than 42,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2016, according to the latest numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Federal officials said they also involved patient recruiters, beneficiaries and other co-conspirators paying kickbacks in return for providing beneficiary information to providers so providers could submit false Medicare claims. [Full Article...]

CDC: Less Than 25% Of US Adults Get Enough Exercise

Nationally, between 2010 and 2015, 22.9 percent of adults met that goal. One state that was mentioned was Colorado, where people seem to engage in more physical activity than in other states, with as much as 32.5% of adults exceeding the objective. [Full Article...]

Pharmacists: FDA's move on marijuana-derived drug is a big one

Pharmacists: FDA's move on marijuana-derived drug is a big one The plant itself is still listed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. For instance, a clinical trial is underway to test whether CBD can be an effective treatment for people with post-traumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorder. [Full Article...]

Department Of Health Warns Of Sea Lice Outbreak On Florida Beaches

Department Of Health Warns Of Sea Lice Outbreak On Florida Beaches Sea lice can not live outside of the warm saltwater and do not remain on a swimmer's body after they leave the water, he said . Lifeguards at Pensacola Beach posted to Facebook to warn potential beachgoers that while the surf was calm Tuesday, there were sea lice in the water that could sting those who encounter them. [Full Article...]

National HIV Testing Day June 27

National HIV Testing Day June 27 So they could be unknowingly passing it on to other people and they're passing it on to people. " Early detection of HIV - using a simple and routine test - is instrumental in helping contain the advancement of the virus to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome ( AIDS )", Trump said. [Full Article...]

Michigan's Mott, DeVos, Children's hospitals rank in list

Michigan's Mott, DeVos, Children's hospitals rank in list In terms of treatment for specific conditions, Boston Children's Hospital ranked first in orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery , and nephrology . Louis and across the country". The hospital and its family support programs are created to treat the most critically ill children with sophisticated, compassionate care that is both healing and welcoming. [Full Article...]

Amazon makes big foray into health care with PillPack acquisition

Amazon makes big foray into health care with PillPack acquisition The five-year-old company manages multiple prescriptions for customers by pre-sorting, packaging, and delivering drugs with a round-the-clock staff that can be contacted online or by phone. Startups like San Francisco-based Nimble Pharmacy, which recently expanded to Seattle , are also taking a swing at the space. Drugs are sorted by day and time, rather than medication. [Full Article...]

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in New Canaan

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in New Canaan Some predatory birds become infected after eating sick or dead birds that were already infected with the virus. West Nile virus was first identified in birds in IN in the summer of 2001. Many people who survive will have mild to severe brain damage. People who are experiencing symptoms of West Nile virus are encouraged to contact their local health care provider. [Full Article...]

HIV testing remains a matter of life, death

HIV testing remains a matter of life, death The theme of this year's event is " Know Your Status ". The Washtenaw County Health Department encourages residents to get tested and take steps to stop the spread of HIV. Gary LeCasse, Executive Director of the Canadian AIDS Society, says the only way to know for certain that you are not HIV-positive is to get tested. [Full Article...]

Mum shares sickening photo to warn of common playground mistake

Mum shares sickening photo to warn of common playground mistake I strongly feel every playground should have a warning sign, but since I've never seen one (and we go to ALOT of playgrounds), I share this picture every year in hopes that the pain Meadow felt and the guilt that I still feel will save other babies and parents from the same. [Full Article...]

GE plans to exit health-care, oil markets

GE plans to exit health-care, oil markets The changes will profoundly reshape an icon of American business, which is mired in one of the worst slumps in its 126-year history amid flagging demand for industrial equipment, weak cash generation and an accounting investigation by USA regulators. [Full Article...]

Crews Of Commercial Flights Show Higher Cancer Rates, Says Study

Crews Of Commercial Flights Show Higher Cancer Rates, Says Study Other studies have linked shift work and disrupted circadian clocks to higher risk of breast and prostate cancers, possibly due to a reduced ability of DNA to fix itself and the way circadian rhythm processes may be connected to immune function. [Full Article...]

Cancer Risk Rises for Flight Attendants, Especially Among Women

The study does not draw any conclusions about the cause of these higher rates of cancer, but suggests that flight attendants' high exposure to cosmic ionizing radiation at flight altitude, Circadian rhythm disruption, and poor cabin air quality are likely contributing factors. [Full Article...]


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