Health Care


1 in 3 take meds with depressive side effects 1 in 3 take meds with depressive side effects
- June 15, 2018

The risk for depression also increases when taking several of these drugs at the same time. Doctors should consider the risk of depression before prescribing drugs, especially if patients take more than one medication tied to depression, Qato said . (more...)
Erectile dysfunction linked to increased risk for heart disease Erectile dysfunction linked to increased risk for heart disease
- June 15, 2018

Researchers also accounted for other risk factors, such as obesity, smoking , high blood pressure , and high cholesterol. It is more common in the over-40s but affects men of all ages. During the follow-up, there were a total of 115 heart attacks, strokes, cardiac arrests and sudden cardiac deaths. Men with ED had a 1.9 times greater risk for CVD events. (more...)
What Happens When Hunger Hits? Why Do We Turn "Hangry"?
- June 14, 2018

However, it doesn't just happen because of a drop in blood sugar. Now that " hangry " is officially a word in the dictionary, it's legitimate enough to warrant scientific study-or so believes a group of researchers from the University of North Carolina that published their findings on Monday in the journal Emotion . (more...)
Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone
- June 14, 2018

Suicide is rarely caused by any single factor, health officials said, but information from coroners' reports suggest numerous deaths followed relationship problems, substance use and financial crises. It can affect anyone, and the more we educate ourselves on what to look for, as well as being someone to listen and support, the more lives can be affected in a positive way. (more...)
Idaho boy diagnosed with plague Idaho boy diagnosed with plague
- June 14, 2018

Ken Gage, a researcher focused on vector-borne disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , told NPR in 2014 that there are a number of rodents in the American West that are susceptible to plague. Now in the US, a plague vaccine is no longer available. According to the CDC, symptoms can include fever, headache, chills, extreme weakness and, depending on the type of plague, skin discoloration, swollen and painful lymph nodes, or pneumonia. (more...)
U.S. Babies, Toddlers Eat Way Too Much Added Sugar, Study Finds U.S. Babies, Toddlers Eat Way Too Much Added Sugar, Study Finds
- June 14, 2018

Additional resources on infant and toddler nutrition are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation . The body metabolizes natural and added sugars in the same way. By 19 to 23 months, 99% of children ate an average of over seven teaspoons of added sugar on a given day. (more...)
American Red Cross Seeking Blood Donors American Red Cross Seeking Blood Donors
- June 14, 2018

This is to help increase awareness that without donations of blood types A, B and O, we can't save anybody. Many do not realize how important these letters can be until they are missing from hospital shelves. Eight hours later, the nurse came running through the door with the needed blood product. Lily, now 11, has been cancer-free for four years and is preparing to enter middle school this year. (more...)
Iowa added to salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon
- June 13, 2018

Consumers who purchased pre-cut, Caito melons from these stores should not eat the products and should throw them away or return them for a refund. Kentucky and IN are part of a melon recall prompted by a multi-state outbreak of salmonella-related infections. (more...)
New study shows what being New study shows what being "hangry" really means
- June 13, 2018

That indicates an awareness that hunger manifests as emotions makes you less likely to become hangry. Hangry is one of those words that absolutely sounds made up and is just a result of the Millennial generation's need to put a label on every feeling and experience and pose made in pictures. (more...)
BlackRock Inc. Reduces Stake in Envision Healthcare (EVHC) BlackRock Inc. Reduces Stake in Envision Healthcare (EVHC)
- June 13, 2018

Notable Indicators to Watch: Traders seeking a better understanding of the stock can look at the underlying technical data. The stock's short float is around of 20.40% and short ratio is 9.1. When the price rises above the moving average, it indicates that investors are becoming bullish on the commodity. Shares of NYSE: EVHC - Envision Healthcare closed the previous trading session at 44.70 up +0.08 0.17% with 44.81999969482422 shares trading hands. (more...)
American Toddlers Eat So Much 'Added Sugar' That They Exceed Adult Recommendations
- June 13, 2018

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found that American children are consuming too much " added sugar" before they even reach their first birthday. What were the findings of the new study? A new study suggests children in America are eating too much sugar, and too soon. Daily recommended limits for added sugar are 6 teaspoons or less a day for children 2 to 19 years old and for adult women, and 9 teaspoons or less a day for adult men. (more...)
KKR to Acquire Envision Healthcare for $5.5 Billion KKR to Acquire Envision Healthcare for $5.5 Billion
- June 13, 2018

KKR had a successful year for fundraising in 2017, with the private equity firm's fund closings including a $13.9 billion North America private equity fund and a $1.45 billion healthcare fund. Several brokerages recently issued reports on EVHC. Envision Healthcare Corp (NYSE:EVHC) is in the news today after it agreed to a $46 per share acquisition by investment company KKR . (more...)
Polio is making a comeback in Venezuela
- June 13, 2018

Polio, or also known as poliomyelitis , is a childhood disease which is caused due to the poliovirus and can be prevented via immunisation. "The virus especially affects people in conditions of malnutrition and unvaccinated, as in this case", added Dr. (more...)
#FitnessChallenge: Kumaraswamy responds to PM Modi, says ‘more concerned about Karnataka’s fitness’ #FitnessChallenge: Kumaraswamy responds to PM Modi, says ‘more concerned about Karnataka’s fitness’
- June 13, 2018

I am honoured & thank U very much for d concern about my health I believe physical fitness is imptnt for all & support d cause. "Yet, I am more concerned about devlpment fitness of my state&seek ur support for it (sic)", he tweeted. While Dhoni and Bollywood actress Sharma were yet to respond, Modi had tweeted, "Challenge accepted, Virat!" Meanwhile, as a response to PM Modi accepting Virat Kohli's fitness challenge, Rahul Gandhi had earlier taken to Twitter and challenged him to reduce ... (more...)
Impotent? Maybe You Should See a Heart Doctor
- June 13, 2018

Previous studies have linked similar risk factors responsible for contributing to heart disease to erectile dysfunction as well, including obesity, high blood pressure , atherosclerosis, high cholesterol lack of physical activity and smoking. (more...)
KKR is buying Envision Healthcare in a almost $10B deal KKR is buying Envision Healthcare in a almost $10B deal
- June 13, 2018

Including debt, the deal is valued at approximately $9.9 billion. KKR arranged financing equal to 7.25 times Envision's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) to finance the deal, a source close to the situation said. (more...)
Mum's parasite warning after daughter was left unable to walk Mum's parasite warning after daughter was left unable to walk
- June 12, 2018

Griffin said she immediately took Kailyn to an emergency room, where doctors ran blood tests and performed a CT scan to confirm the diagnosis of tick paralysis. The paralysis is "ascending", which means it starts in the lower body and moves up, the NIH says. "It's more common in children than it is adults", she wrote last Wednesday. (more...)
Researchers say kitchen towels could be reason for food poisoning Researchers say kitchen towels could be reason for food poisoning
- June 12, 2018

The microbiologists found that roughly half of the 100 towels were growing risky microbes, including the potentially infection-inducing Staphylococcus (also known as "staph") and E. Of the towels collected, 49% had bacterial growth, which increased in number with extended family, presence of children and increasing family size. (more...)
Nipah virus contained, no need to run away from it: Ashwini Choubey Nipah virus contained, no need to run away from it: Ashwini Choubey
- June 12, 2018

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja has said that the deadly Nipah virus that struck Kozhikode has been finally contained and the last of the two positive cases have fully recovered. The total number of Nipah deaths is considered as 17 because the blood and body fluid samples of Sabith (26), the first person to die with Nipah symptoms, had not been subjected to analysis. (more...)
Ancient baobabs are dying and climate change is the chief suspect Ancient baobabs are dying and climate change is the chief suspect
- June 12, 2018

Trees usually have their age counted by tree-ring dating (dendrochronology), but Patrut says the unusual biology of baobabs prevents this. Study leader Adrian Patrut‚ from Babes-Bolyai University in Romania‚ says: "It is definitely shocking and dramatic to experience during our lifetime the demise of so many trees with millennial ages". (more...)
Charlotte Caldwell's medicinal cannabis oil for son is confiscated at Heathrow
- June 12, 2018

Charlotte Caldwell tried to bring the drug into the United Kingdom for her sick son when she had the drug confiscated by customs officers. Billy Caldwell, 12, had been receiving medicinal cannabis oil on prescription by his doctor for just over a year, but supplies ran out after the Home Office (interior ministry) ordered the doctor to stop prescribing it. (more...)
Tea towels used multiple times put families at risk of food poisoning
- June 12, 2018

Multiple use increases the chance of cross-contamination of potential pathogens that can spread bacteria and lead to food poisoning . The scientists took samples from the towels - which had been used, without being washed, for one month - and cultured, or grew, these samples in lab dishes. (more...)
Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter
- June 12, 2018

We had a bit of a scare this morning! "PLEASE for the love of god check your kids for ticks!" she posted, in part. "It's more common in children than it is adults", she wrote last Wednesday. She has been such a champ throughout this whole ordeal! Griffin later shared another photo of her daughter leaving the hospital. The condition can become life-threatening if the tick is not removed quickly, with the potential for paralysis to affect respiratory muscles. (more...)
Do you use kitchen towels? They can cause food poisoning
- June 12, 2018

Researchers examined 100 towels for one month and found bacteria growth on almost half (49 per cent) of them. Of the 49 towels showing bacterial growth, nearly three-quarters grew bacteria normally found in the intestines, such as E. S. aureus was isolated at a higher rate from families of lower socio-economic status and those with children. Coliform bacteria and staphylococcus were found at a "significantly higher prevalence" on towels from meat-eating households. (more...)
Fitbit's First Fitness Tracker for Kids Now Available
- June 12, 2018

The Fitbit Ace costs $100 and is specifically designed for kids (8 years and up). Anxious your kid spends too much time staring at a screen? The coolest thing about the Fitbit Ace is, if you're a parent who wears any of Fitbit's other smartwatches or fitness trackers , you can set up a family account in the Fitbit app and compete with your kids to see whose been more active. (more...)