Health Care


New Ebola cases prompt fears virus is spreading New Ebola cases prompt fears virus is spreading
- May 18, 2018

The largest of these outbreaks took place in West Africa from 2014 through 2016 when Ebola killed more people than in all previous outbreaks combined: 11,310. It's the first time in the region's ongoing outbreak that a case has been detected in an urban health zone, with all other cases reported in remote, rural areas of Equateur province. (more...)
US Fertility Rates Hit Record Low in 2017 US Fertility Rates Hit Record Low in 2017
- May 17, 2018

Researchers also found the rate of low birth weight hit 8.3 percent a year ago - one of the highest levels in more than a decade. "The rate has generally been below replacement since 1971", according to the report from CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. (more...)
Can Exercise Help Curb Dementia? One Study Says No Can Exercise Help Curb Dementia? One Study Says No
- May 17, 2018

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases in the United States, according to the Alzheimer's Association . The researchers said their exercise programme "does not slow cognitive decline in people with mild to moderate dementia". "These benefits do not, however, translate into improvements in cognitive impairment, activities in daily living, behavior, or health related quality of life". (more...)
Mulroney children to act as bridesmaid-page boys at royal wedding Mulroney children to act as bridesmaid-page boys at royal wedding
- May 17, 2018

The media is disparaging us. "I'm not gonna take it. I'm so happy for her and I'm so happy for Harry", said Werner, who planned to spend her first night under the stars in a sleeping bag on Wednesday. "I think Meghan leans on her quite heavily for advice, both to do with style but planning as well", Nicholl said. She is now reportedly set to have tea with The Queen, Prince William and the Duchess of Cornwall ahead of her daughter's wedding, where she will be playing the role of mother and ... (more...)
FDA approves drug to help with opioid withdrawal symptoms FDA approves drug to help with opioid withdrawal symptoms
- May 17, 2018

While Lucemyra may lessen the severity of withdrawal symptoms, it may not completely prevent them and is only approved for treatment for up to 14 days. The FDA also points out that these symptoms can arise in patients who are taking opioid painkillers appropriately, as well as those with opioid use disorder. (more...)
High blood pressure warning - this is how you can check your BP High blood pressure warning - this is how you can check your BP
- May 17, 2018

Since 2005, the world observes, World Hypertension Day, that is set an aim to create awareness on the important issue hypertension and encourage people to take preventive measures against this persisting disease. "If your BP is between 130-140/80-90, implement lifestyle changes as you are at risk for hypertension". "I went to the doctor because there was something wrong with my heart. (more...)
Super Eagles maintain spot in Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking Super Eagles maintain spot in Federation Internationale de Football Association ranking
- May 17, 2018

The Super Eagles alongside their Group D opponents in the World Cup are unmoved from their previous ranking. Most of the top 50 is unchanged, with Germany, Brazil and Belgium at one through three in the same top 10 as last month. Africa's top five are Tunisia (14th overall), Senegal (28), Democratic Republic of Congo (38), Morocco (42) and Egypt (46), meaning the Super Eagles are the lowest-ranked of all the continent's World Cup-bound sides. (more...)
Congo's Ebola outbreak in 'new phase' after urban case Congo's Ebola outbreak in 'new phase' after urban case
- May 17, 2018

Apart from this, the virus outbreak occurred in an area with a traffic of about 7,000 persons a week by different means, which represents a significant risk of further spread, the health official stressed. World Health Organization spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said the supplies sent to Congo included more than 300 body bags for safe burials in affected communities. (more...)
US Surgeon General helps passenger with medical emergency on flight to Jackson US Surgeon General helps passenger with medical emergency on flight to Jackson
- May 17, 2018

The nation's surgeon general came to the rescue Wednesday of a sick passenger on a flight from Atlanta to Jackson, Miss. - answering a call if there was a doctor in the house with a buoyant "why yes". Neither the doctor nor the airline revealed what the passenger's medical issue was. The Department of Health and Human Services did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday's incident. (more...)
Killings: Buhari okays N10bn for Benue, others' repairs Killings: Buhari okays N10bn for Benue, others' repairs
- May 17, 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N10bn for the rehabilitation of communities destroyed during recent attacks in Benue State and other states. He also added farmlands will be restored, as well as security re-inforcement. He encouraged the people of the state to organize themselves to benefit from the micro credits for women and artisans as well as the Anchor-Borrowers program of the Federal Government. (more...)
Girl, 11, dies after tree falls on vehicle in Newburgh Girl, 11, dies after tree falls on vehicle in Newburgh
- May 17, 2018

Police in Newburg say the girl and her mother had arrived home and were unloading the auto when wind knocked the tree onto the vehicle. Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. A Maryland commuter train out of Washington was delayed for about five hours Tuesday night because of the weather, and passengers had to evacuate the first level of the vehicle as a precaution from the rising waters. (more...)
Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts On The Rise Among Young People: 'It's A Critical Public-Health Crisis Right Now' Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts On The Rise Among Young People: 'It's A Critical Public-Health Crisis Right Now'
- May 17, 2018

The number of kids hospitalized for thinking about or attempting suicide doubled in less than a decade, according to a study published Wednesday in Pediatrics . The outcomes suggest that the rate of suicidal attempts increased in the fall and spring, and lowest in the summer. Seasonal variation was also seen consistently across the period, with October accounting for almost twice as many encounters as reported in July. (more...)
Coli update: You can now safely eat romaine again Coli update: You can now safely eat romaine again
- May 17, 2018

But because it takes 2 to 3 weeks from when a person gets sick with E. coli and when the case is reported to the CDC, the number of cases may still increase, reflecting cases that occurred when the tainted romaine was still available. Unless you know where the lettuce came from, consumers anywhere in the US who have any store-bought romaine lettuce at home should not eat it and should throw it away. (more...)
GOP Governor of Maryland Bans 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Youth GOP Governor of Maryland Bans 'Ex-Gay' Therapy for Youth
- May 17, 2018

Simonaire said when she finally told her parents, they sought conversion therapy providers for her. Bryan Simonaire, also a Republican, voted against the bill. Supporters of the ban note the therapy is widely discredited by medical and mental health associations. A number of Republican lawmakers, including Yuba City Assemblyman James Gallagher, worry the move threatens to curtail free speech, especially given the practice of gay conversion therapy is already outlawed in the state. (more...)
Researchers discover potential PCOS cause Researchers discover potential PCOS cause
- May 17, 2018

Beyond helping women to get pregnant , this is an awesome breakthrough for those frustrated with the side effects from the condition, because they may at long last have relief. 'It's a radical new way of thinking about polycystic ovary syndrome and opens up a whole range of opportunities for further investigation. Scientists hope to start trials in women within a year - if successful the breakthrough could be good news for PCOS sufferers wanting to have a baby. (more...)
Starbucks aims to triple China revenue by 2022 Starbucks aims to triple China revenue by 2022
- May 16, 2018

Starbucks Corp is looking to more than triple its revenue and nearly double its store count in China over the next five years, doubling down on the market as traffic growth comes under pressure in the United States. The Seattle-based firm is facing increasing pressure in the U.S. from high-end coffee shops and cheaper rivals and so it has turned its attention to the lucrative Chinese market. (more...)
Disrupted body clock risks mental health issues Disrupted body clock risks mental health issues
- May 16, 2018

Body clock rhythms govern fundamental physiological and behavioural functions - from body temperatures to eating habits - in nearly all living beings. But the findings "reinforce the idea that mood disorders are associated with disturbed circadian rhythms ", said Lyall. But Dr. Laura Lyall, study author and research associate at the University of Glasgow , highlights a chicken-and-egg problem since the study was an observational one. (more...)
Naked Aggression: Nude Man Tackled, Detained After Midair Streak on US Flight Naked Aggression: Nude Man Tackled, Detained After Midair Streak on US Flight
- May 16, 2018

Upon landing at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, the passenger was taken into custody and transported to a nearby hospital. Ellis was among the passengers who witnessed a naked man tear down the aisle upon the plane's descent, yelling and waving in a commotion before he was tackled by passengers and locked in a bathroom, Ellis later said on Twitter . (more...)
Reds set to be involved in new Club World Cup format Reds set to be involved in new Club World Cup format
- May 16, 2018

Bayern Munich, Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan are among some of the other clubs allegedly confirmed for the tournament with a number of other top European clubs in contention. The country already has five World Cup titles: 1958, 1962, 1970, 1994 and 2002, and was the host of the 2014 World Cup, in which the local team lost in the semi-finals to Germany - who eventually became the champions - with the embarrassing result of 7-1. (more...)
Physically demanding jobs take a toll on your health Physically demanding jobs take a toll on your health
- May 16, 2018

Coenen came to a conclusion that people who were more active and did physical work had 18% of the higher risk of shortened lifespan as compared to that of people who had relaxing occupations. Physical activity if done on moderate levels can increase the heart rate and blood pressure to strengthen your heart and the cardiovascular system. (more...)
Two-headed fawn found in Minnesota forest shows rare wildlife deformity Two-headed fawn found in Minnesota forest shows rare wildlife deformity
- May 16, 2018

That mount will be put on display at the offices for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and a skeletal recreation will be displayed at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Anatomy Museum in Minneapolis, according to local station KMSP TV. (more...)
ND, 5 other states suing opioid maker ND, 5 other states suing opioid maker
- May 16, 2018

Stenehjem estimates Purdue has raked in almost 35 billion dollars from opioids over the years that have taken thousands of lives, numbers he calls unconscionable. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Our office has conducted an extensive investigation into Purdue's highly aggressive market-ing practices and other unlawful conduct", said Slatery in the release. (more...)
Millennials face more pressure at the workplace than older colleagues Millennials face more pressure at the workplace than older colleagues
- May 16, 2018

But it's clear that there is still more to do to ensure we transform this increased awareness into actions that create more supportive and open working environments. Mental health conditions are real, and a common problem that is treatable. Of the 70% who said they would be too scared to admit they had a mental health issue, 83% suggested they would be more inclined to tell their employer if they offered an "off the record" - or fully anonymous - support service, separated from their ... (more...)
Wow Air Will Fly You to India-For $199 Each Way Wow Air Will Fly You to India-For $199 Each Way
- May 16, 2018

Louis (STL). The airline's Chief Executive and Founder SkĂșli Mogensen disclosed to IANS that the airline expects to have around 90 per cent load factor or capacity utilisation for its transatlantic flights from New Delhi via Keflavik airport. (more...)
World Health Organization gets Congo's go-ahead to launch Ebola vaccination experiment World Health Organization gets Congo's go-ahead to launch Ebola vaccination experiment
- May 16, 2018

The Ebola-hit Bikoro, Iboko, and Wangata health zones are located in the Equateur province. As of May 13, Congo has 39 suspected, probable and confirmed cases of Ebola since April, including 19 deaths, World Health Organization reported. The last outbreak that was announced a year ago, was contained and declared over by July 2017. There is no specific treatment for Ebola, which is spread through the bodily fluids of people exhibiting symptoms. (more...)