Medical


Household Disinfectants May Be Making Children Overweight Household Disinfectants May Be Making Children Overweight
- September 19, 2018

The surprising discovery was made by researchers from the University of Alberta who studied data from AllerGens' Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development or CHILD to investigate the link between cleaning products and overweight children. (more...)
Think Twice Before Starting to Take Daily Aspirin
- September 18, 2018

The trial found 90.3 percent of the people who took aspirin remained alive with no persistent physical disability or dementia, compared with 90.5 percent of people on the placebo. "This should set the record straight", said Dr. Vincent Bufalino of the Advocate Heart Institute in Chicago, who was not involved in the study. Other studies have been conducted that address this question with mix results. (more...)
First human case this year of West Nile Virus identified in Milwaukee First human case this year of West Nile Virus identified in Milwaukee
- September 16, 2018

A recent collection of adult mosquitos across five cities in Jefferson County tested positive for the West Nile virus . The agency reported investigating 73 cases of the West Nile virus so far in 2018. To date, Nebraska has reported 79 cases with 42 of the cases being neuroinvasive. The Northern Kentucky Health Department said the cases have been confirmed of three human cases since July. (more...)
The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device
- September 14, 2018

I couldn't run benchmarks during my short time with the phone, but the A12's specs look absolutely fearsome, especially in the graphics and image-processing departments. The cameras on the phones are, as usual, "better than ever before", said Apple exec Phil Schiller, who has uttered the same words at previous events. (more...)
Apple Unveils New iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr Apple Unveils New iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr
- September 14, 2018

The Max has a larger display than the usual Plus size phones but a similar body. Apple Inc introduced its largest-ever iPhone and a watch that detects heart problems on Wednesday in an attempt to get customers to upgrade to more expensive devices in the face of stagnant global demand for smartphones. (more...)
Too many teens are using Juuls, according to the FDA Too many teens are using Juuls, according to the FDA
- September 13, 2018

The agency sent more than 1,100 warning letters and 131 fines to retailers it said illegally sold JUUL and other e-cigarette products to minors during a nationwide undercover sting including brick-and-mortar and online stores this summer. (more...)
And they’re all at risk of serious diseases And they’re all at risk of serious diseases
- September 07, 2018

The new Global Action Plan on Physical Activity sets the target to reduce physical inactivity by 10 percent by 2025 and 15 percent by 2030. In 2016, around 32 percent of women and 23 percent of men - that's one in three women and one in four men - did not reach that goal. (more...)
Theranos to formally dissolve Theranos to formally dissolve
- September 07, 2018

Wednesday's announcement comes almost three months after Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes and former Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Balwani were charged with criminal fraud. In April 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sanctioned Theranos and revoked its clinical laboratory testing certificate, which caused the pharmacy chain Walgreens to terminate its partnership with the start-up and sue Theranos for $140m. (more...)
JFK Flight Quarantined at Airport as 100 Passengers Fall Ill JFK Flight Quarantined at Airport as 100 Passengers Fall Ill
- September 07, 2018

Kennedy Airport in NY, where the plane is now being held under quarantine. Of those passengers, 10 were transported to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center while the other nine sick travellers refused medical attention, Phillips said . "When they were standing in line to board, people were coughing ", she said. Rapper Vanilla Ice said on Twitter that his flight from Dubai was delayed on the runway at JFK. (more...)
Health Experts Predict Worse Flu Epidemic Season Health Experts Predict Worse Flu Epidemic Season
- September 06, 2018

Still, AAP says the effectiveness of the latest version remains an unknown against the strain. However, last flu season was a particularly tough one for children. Separately, researchers reported that they found no evidence of increased risk of subsequent asthma diagnosis among children younger than 3 years of age who received a LAIV, administered as a nasal spray . (more...)
Your first look at Brie Larson’s CAPTAIN MARVEL is here Your first look at Brie Larson’s CAPTAIN MARVEL is here
- September 06, 2018

Now, another batch of photos provides us with additional looks at Carol Danvers , as well as quite a few of the surrounding players who are going to be featured in Captain Marvel , including the Skrulls and a young Nick Fury . Captain Marvel will also be scored by Pinar Toprak ( Krypton ), marking the first time a major comic book movie has been scored by a woman. It's already September, and the film will premiere on March 8th in the US. (more...)
Rat-fever death toll rises to 66 in flood-battered Kerala Rat-fever death toll rises to 66 in flood-battered Kerala
- September 06, 2018

Additionally, while viral Hepatitis A contaminated 1,044 and killed four this August, there were fully 988 cases in all of 2017.From January to 1 September 2018, Kerala has viewed 788 cases of leptospirosis with 36 deaths, 21,915 rooster pox cases with 15 deaths, and 141 cases of scrub typhus with two deaths. (more...)
South Africa declares end of listeria outbreak South Africa declares end of listeria outbreak
- September 06, 2018

To date, R12 million was spent during the response period to deal with the Listeriosis outbreak. The world's deadliest listeria outbreak is over‚ Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Monday. Details on its status are expected next month. Symptoms from the food-borne disease include diarrhea, fever, general body pains, vomiting and weakness. (more...)
Blood-testing company Theranos is set to dissolve
- September 06, 2018

Holmes advertised the company as a cheaper and more efficient way for patients to test for life-threatening conditions, like cancer and diabetes, with just a few drops of blood from their fingers. Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes' black turtleneck and lofty goals drew comparisons with Apple's Steve Jobs. Holmes said she was inspired to start the company in response to her fear of needles. (more...)
Here's your first official look at Brie Larson as Captain Marvel Here's your first official look at Brie Larson as Captain Marvel
- September 05, 2018

Here's another look at Carol Danvers' Captain Marvel suit. When we met him in Guardians of the Galaxy , he's a high-ranking member of Kree society, but surely his extremist views will eventually see him cast out before the end of Captain Marvel . (more...)
Health officials: Sands Resort ordered to remediate Legionella bacteria Health officials: Sands Resort ordered to remediate Legionella bacteria
- September 04, 2018

The Fraser Health Authority has confirmed a "cluster" of cases of Legionnaires' disease in the Guildford area of Surrey. Symptoms, which usually show up two to 10 days after exposure to the bacteria, include cough, shortness of breath, fever, muscle aches, and headaches. (more...)
Biden salutes McCain as 'a brother' Biden salutes McCain as 'a brother'
- September 02, 2018

Beyond that, his words were almost operatic in their emotional arc. Biden also invoked the 2015 death of his own son, Beau, from brain cancer, and that of his first wife and infant daughter in a 1972 auto accident, in offering words of sympathy to McCain's loved ones. (more...)
First human West Nile death reported in LaSalle County First human West Nile death reported in LaSalle County
- September 02, 2018

Last year IDPH reported the first human West Nile virus death in IL on September 29, 2017. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito. Rain barrels should have tight seals to keep water in and egg-laying mosquitos out. Recently, the agency collected a mosquito sample that tested positive for the potentially fatal disease, according to Whittaker. (more...)
Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats
- September 01, 2018

He added that auto seat manufacturers nowadays offer seats built to keep kids rear-facing until they are 40 pounds or more, "which means most children can remain rear-facing past their second birthday". "The AAP chose to update its recommendations to reflect how the science has evolved", the organization said. Video shows how a rear-facing seat can absorb a simulated crash compared to one that's forward facing. (more...)
The new study that will pay you to eat avocados The new study that will pay you to eat avocados
- September 01, 2018

It's very important that participants follow the rules of the study, eating avocados every day or twice a month depending on their group. Females, on the other hand, must measure at least 35 inches around the waist. Whereas, the control group will not be allowed to eat more than two avocados per month during the timeframe. Avocados are known to be rich in fats that are good for the heart. (more...)
FDA announces recall of hypertension medication FDA announces recall of hypertension medication
- August 31, 2018

The FDA has announced that Accord Healthcare is voluntarily recalling a blood pressure medication due to a mix-up. One side of the pill has an "H", and the other side has a "1". Spironolactone is veteran to deal with congestive coronary heart failure , cirrhosis of the liver, extreme coronary heart failure, and other prerequisites. (more...)
Long-term exposure to air pollution can impair cognitive function Long-term exposure to air pollution can impair cognitive function
- August 31, 2018

The researchers from the University of Texas, University of British Columbia, Brigham Young University in Utah, Imperial College London and the Boston-based Health Effects Institute looked at outdoor air pollution from PM smaller than 2.5 microns. (more...)
Officials investigate 2 probable cases of West Nile Virus in Montgomery County Officials investigate 2 probable cases of West Nile Virus in Montgomery County
- August 31, 2018

Mosquitoes in York County have tested positive for West Nile virus and Mainers should take steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Doors - Make sure doors and windows are in good repair and fit tightly, and fix torn or damaged screens to keep mosquitoes out of the house. The woman, in her 60s, became ill July 30 with a fever and did not need to be hospitalized, the state Department of Public Health said. (more...)
Researchers want to pay you hundreds for eating avocados
- August 30, 2018

On the official website , the scientists wrote: "Since avocados contain the highest fat content of any fruit, it seems illogical to think they might actually help people lose their belly fat". Those who make it into one of the two groups will receive a free health screening and must attend a monthly meeting with a dietitian. To apply for the opportunity to participate in the study, visit the researchers' website. (more...)
CDC: STD Rates Skyrocket for Fourth Straight Year CDC: STD Rates Skyrocket for Fourth Straight Year
- August 29, 2018

Experts say there are a number of factors that have caused the spike in STD cases, but many experts point to less frequent condom use as one of the main reasons. For the fourth year in a row, the Centers for Disease Control is reporting record high numbers of people getting STDs. "M$3 ost cases go undiagnosed and untreated - which can lead to severe adverse health effects that include infertility, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth in infants, and increased HIV risk", according to the CDC . (more...)
Trendy coconut oil called poison Trendy coconut oil called poison
- August 29, 2018

Coconut oil is 82 percent saturated fat , according to American Heart Association News, with a single teaspoon of it already equaling to 11 grams of saturated fat. When it comes to day-to-day cooking, experts suggest using olive oil, canola oil or soybean oil instead of coconut. Studies support this with evidence that found replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fats reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease . (more...)
Incumbents Curbelo, Murphy win big in Florida congressional primaries Incumbents Curbelo, Murphy win big in Florida congressional primaries
- August 29, 2018

The heavily favored Graham , a party centrist and daughter of former governor and senator Bob Graham , lost to Gillum , who is bidding to become the first African-American governor of his state. Graham is being challenged by former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine , Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum , billionaire Jeff Greene and Orlando-area businessman Chris King . (more...)
John McCain: White House urged to lower flags for senator John McCain: White House urged to lower flags for senator
- August 29, 2018

He declined to answer any question's about the flag or Trump's response to McCain's death . It took pressure from his staff, the public, and even the American Legion to break his silence and see the flag lowered. Graham, who also ran unsuccessfully for president in 2016, said that McCain taught him that he was stronger because of his failure. McCain will be buried Sunday at his college alma mater, the U.S. (more...)
Trump relents under pressure, lowers White House flag again to honour McCain Trump relents under pressure, lowers White House flag again to honour McCain
- August 28, 2018

John McCain will cast a long shadow. Flake, who, as McCain was, is often critical of the president, also paid tribute to his mentor and colleague. Like most people, I have regrets but I would not trade a day of my life in good or bad times for the best day of anybody else's. (more...)
Greater Boston Communities Now 'High' Risk For West Nile Virus Greater Boston Communities Now 'High' Risk For West Nile Virus
- August 28, 2018

Three other cases were reported on Friday . Because of verified samples around MA, the state Department of Health has elevated the statewide risk level for acquiring the virus to moderate. You should apply insect repellant containing DEET and avoid being outside during the dawn and dusk hours when mosquito activity is highest. The health unit is advising people wear light-coloured long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and closed-toe shoes in order to prevent bites. (more...)