Health Care


Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin
- May 31, 2018

All were gum chewers. First, each participant received two pieces of gum - the gum was required to chew on while driving for 15 minutes. "This is very relevant in countries like Japan where walking is the most widely performed movement ", the researcher added. (more...)
High-protein diet can help heart patients to survive
- May 31, 2018

To compensate for the loss of muscles helps protein, which is found in nuts (20 g protein in 100 g product), meat (2 chicken Breasts give 72 g of protein), eggs (1 egg is 6 grams of protein), dairy products (100 g of cheese - 25 grams of protein). (more...)
Trump backs Staten Island Republican against former Rep. Michael Grimm Trump backs Staten Island Republican against former Rep. Michael Grimm
- May 31, 2018

In trumpeting his support for Donovan, Trump erroneously stated that he had voted for the Republican tax bill that passed previous year. There's just one problem - Trump praised Donovan for voting in favor of a major tax cut bill previous year, when in fact the congressman opposed it. (more...)
People cut dairy and turn to cockroach milk People cut dairy and turn to cockroach milk
- May 31, 2018

Wait a second - don't roll your eyes just yet, because this is actually a serious possibility which researchers and some companies are investigating. On the one hand, the public, most likely, wouldn't show a big interest in consuming cockroach milk, even though it is a superfood with very strong health benefits. (more...)
White House comes out fighting on Roseanne racism row White House comes out fighting on Roseanne racism row
- May 31, 2018

The company's response followed Barr's unusual explanation of the early Tuesday Twitter rant that got her show cancelled as a awful Ambien-fueled mistake. I hear you. What had to happen happened. Barr was also dropped by her talent agency, ICM Partners, shortly after ABC's announcement. On May 29, 2018 , Barr tweeted about Valerie Jarrett , a woman known for her role as a senior advisor to President Barack Obama during his White House administration. (more...)
Virginia General Assembly passes budget, OKs Medicaid expansion
- May 31, 2018

The Virginia General Assembly on Wednesday approved expansion of Medicaid, the state-federal program for the low income. The GOP stranglehold on the House was the primary barrier to adopting the Medicaid expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act. (more...)
Taking vitamin, mineral supplements may not boost heath - Research Taking vitamin, mineral supplements may not boost heath - Research
- May 31, 2018

That is, taking these supplements has no real advantage, but does no harm either. Researchers from St. Michael's Hospital and the University of Toronto came to this conclusion following a review of existing data on the most commonly consumed supplements - multivitamins , Vitamin C, and Vitamin D . (more...)
Army soldier dies of suspected Nipah infection in Kolkata
- May 31, 2018

Prasad, who was from Kerala's Palakkad, died five days after he was admitted to Alipore's Command hospital on May 20. The outbreak of the Nipah virus infection, a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease in both animals and humans, is suspected to be from an unused well in Perambra which was infested with bats. (more...)
Virginia Is Poised to Expand Medicaid
- May 31, 2018

The Senate overcame five years of Republican resistance and narrowly passed the budget earlier on Wednesday, setting the stage for the House vote. When Gov. Once the bill becomes law, Virginia will join 32 states and the District of Columbia in expanding Medicaid. Lawmakers failed to pass a state budget then because of the issue. (more...)
Cancer Group Calls for Colorectal Cancer Screening Starting at Age 45
- May 31, 2018

The new guideline is partly based on data showing rates of colorectal cancer on the rise in young and middle-aged populations. "When we began this guideline update, we were initially focused on whether screening should begin earlier in racial subgroups with higher colorectal cancer incidence, which some organizations already recommend", said Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer for the American Cancer Society. (more...)
One million French smokers quit in a year amid anti-smoking measuresNaija247news One million French smokers quit in a year amid anti-smoking measuresNaija247news
- May 31, 2018

The annual global event advocates for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. This year, the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2018 is "Tobacco and heart disease". Tobacco smoke contains many harmful chemicals, including high levels of carbon monoxide, which affects the heart by decreasing the blood's ability to carry oxygen. (more...)
For first time, AI beats experienced dermatologists in detecting skin cancer
- May 31, 2018

A computer was taught to recognize signs of skin cancer after being shown more than 100,000 images of Melanoma. Fifty eight dermatologists from 17 countries around the world participated in the study. Another set of 100 images was comprised of some of the most hard to diagnose lesions and was used to test both machine and real dermatologists. "However, the CNN , which was still working exclusively from the dermoscopic images with no additional clinical information, continued to ... (more...)
A.I. Better at Finding Skin Cancer Than Doctors
- May 31, 2018

Haenssle, a professor of dermatology, co-authored a new study that documents the development and performance of a new convolutional neural network ( CNN ) meant to parse between benign moles and malignant melanomas . In a recently published paper, University of Heidelberg scientists revealed that deep-learning AI could predict melanomas, nevi, and benign moles with far better accuracy compared to their human peers. (more...)
Study reveals chewing gum while walking burns more calories Study reveals chewing gum while walking burns more calories
- May 30, 2018

Volunteers completed two 15-minute walks, chewing two pellets of gum containing three kilocalories in one and ingesting powder with the same ingredients for the other. If they did nothing but sit and chew gum, researcher calculated that they would lose 11 pounds at the end of a year. The heart rates, walking speeds and distances traveled as well as energy expenditure of every participant were all measured, the study says. (more...)
Allergan Recalls Taytulla Birth-Control Packs After Pills Placed Out of Order Allergan Recalls Taytulla Birth-Control Packs After Pills Placed Out of Order
- May 30, 2018

A physician reported that four placebo capsules were packaged in the wrong order where active capsules should have been, drugmaker Allergan said in a statement . The Taytulla birth control pills are from lot 5620706 that expires on May 2019. They've been issued since August 27, 2017. The recall applies to sample packs used since August 27, 2017, with the lot No. (more...)
Purdue Pharma knew its opioids were being abused, per new report
- May 30, 2018

Napolitano, senior judicial analyst at Fox News, said Purdue is likely insulated from responsibility because access to OxyContin required a learned intermediary, meaning users couldn't go to a drug store and buy it without a prescription from a doctor. (more...)
Study reveals stark truth about vitamin supplements
- May 30, 2018

Research has shown how some vitamins are more useful than others . Among the downfalls that the authors acknowledged was their findings may be skewed by the fact that most people who take health supplements are generally more conscious about their well-being and may not be representative of the general population. (more...)
High protein diet 'increases heart failure risk'
- May 30, 2018

Only proteins from fish and eggs were not associated with the risk, researchers from the University of Eastern Finland said . It turns out the quantity of protein they consume can have a great impact on their health. "Higher intake of protein from most dietary sources, was associated with slightly higher risk". Furthermore, it is better to spread protein intake throughout the meals of the day with no more than 30 grams per meal unless a person is undergoing intense physical training. (more...)
Is coackroach milk the next big superfood?
- May 30, 2018

This is a unique cockroach, in the sense that its the only viviparous roach that scientists know of. These bugs are in fact very special in the sense that they actually give birth to live babies rather than laying eggs. "Think of Entomilk as a sustainable, nature-friendly, nutritious, lactose free, delicious, guilt-free dairy alternative of the future", the company says on its website. (more...)
This fast food company gets the worth health score in Australia
- May 30, 2018

Deakin University's Global Obesity Centre examined 11 of Australia's largest fast food restaurants and ranked them in terms of their policies relating to healthy eating. Public health advocates say they have a responsibility to address Australia's obesity epidemic, given Australians spend a significant portion of their food budget on eating out. (more...)
Popular vitamin, mineral pills provide no health benefit
- May 30, 2018

The problem lies in the fact that while these supplements have always been used to treat nutrient deficiencies in patients, this has now been replaced by companies claiming they will provide greater longevity and a more healthy life overall. (more...)
Cockroach milk could be creeping on to the menu
- May 30, 2018

Per a CBS News report, this particular cockroach gives birth to live young, unlike other species that lay eggs. While most would prefer to see cockroaches squashed on the back of a shoe, the creepy critters may soon be popping up on cafe menus across the nation. (more...)
Patient admitted with symptoms similar to Nipah virus at Goa hospital Patient admitted with symptoms similar to Nipah virus at Goa hospital
- May 30, 2018

The ministry suspects that fruit bats are the source of the virus. A Kozhikode report quoted District Collector U V Jose as saying such a message was being spread through social media and warned of severe action against those indulging in it. (more...)
Fear and suspicion hinder Congo medics in Ebola battle Fear and suspicion hinder Congo medics in Ebola battle
- May 29, 2018

Oxfam is installing chlorinated water points in hospitals, health centres, schools and ports, and helping to disinfect houses in which Ebola cases have been detected. The city of Mbandaka, which has one confirmed Ebola case, is an hour's flight from the capital, Kinshasa, and is located on the Congo River, a busy travel corridor. (more...)
Ebola vaccinations begin in DRC's northwest town of Bikoro Ebola vaccinations begin in DRC's northwest town of Bikoro
- May 29, 2018

Many of them follow religious and traditional practices, especially during funerals, which are not necessarily aligned with health recommendations. " We prayed for her ", he said. The vaccination campaign is already under way in Mbandaka, where four Ebola cases have been confirmed. Since its discovery, there hasn't been any treatment for this deadly disease. (more...)