Health Care


Mum Who 'Ate Poppy Seed Bagel Tested Positive For Drugs' Mum Who 'Ate Poppy Seed Bagel Tested Positive For Drugs'
- August 11, 2018

Until she could prove that it was the bagel and not drug use, she was separated from her newborn for five days. "And I ate a poppy seed bagel this morning for breakfast, ' and she said, 'No, you've been reported to the state'". Officer Paz even had expert testimony from a toxicologist, who testified that the result "could only be explained by eating poppy seed bagels because the quantities of the drugs were. (more...)
Ketogenic diet may up Type-2 diabetes risk Ketogenic diet may up Type-2 diabetes risk
- August 11, 2018

However, scientists say that the link between obesity in the future and the ketogenic diet have not been identified. Using specialised procedures the researchers were able to determine the effects of internal sugar production from the animal (mostly the liver), and sugar uptake into tissues (mostly the muscle), during insulin action. (more...)
Having a diverse diet may actually be harmful Having a diverse diet may actually be harmful
- August 11, 2018

In accordance with recently published scientific statement by the American Association for the heart problems, eating and healthy and unhealthy foods leads to an imbalance of the whole organism. The problem doesn't lie in the diet itself - people might just be misinterpreting what "varied" really means in the context of a healthy diet . When developing the recommendation statement, the AHA group performed a literature review of observational and interventional studies published between ... (more...)
Invasive tick found for the first time in NYC Invasive tick found for the first time in NYC
- August 11, 2018

Rachel Levine, secretary of health for the Pennsylvania Department of Health, said, "The discovery of the longhorn tick [here] is another reminder of the importance of tick prevention". Although domestic US ticks are a growing menace and transmit a dozen pathogens, no long-horned ticks here have yet been found with any human diseases. (more...)
Snapchat users are seeking plastic surgeries to look like filters Snapchat users are seeking plastic surgeries to look like filters
- August 11, 2018

Snapchat has nearly 20 filters that help users attain an unrealistic look such as enormously log eyelashes or colored eyes and flawless skin. The fixation may be a new version of body dysmorphic disorder (or BDD), a mental ailment that makes people obsess over any perceived flaw in their appearance. (more...)
Make that a double: doctors assume you are lying about drink Make that a double: doctors assume you are lying about drink
- August 11, 2018

Polling of nearly 200 Global Positioning System found they were unlikely to believe patients when they grilled them on their lifestyle habits. Doctors will on average double the amount of alcohol patients say they have to get a more accurate figure. (more...)
Regular exercise can help improve mental health - but don’t go overboard
- August 11, 2018

People who did no extra physical activity said they felt low an average of 3.4 days of the month, while those who exercised regularly reported just two days, a reduction of 43 per cent. 'Exercise is associated with a lower mental health burden across people no matter their age, race, gender, household income and education level. Dr Adam Chekroud from Yale University said: " Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide". (more...)
Poppy Seed Drug Test: Woman in Labor Gets a False Positive Poppy Seed Drug Test: Woman in Labor Gets a False Positive
- August 11, 2018

Recalling a high school lesson where she learned poppy seeds can cause a false positive on drug tests, she told the doctor there must be a mistake: Her breakfast must have triggered the results. That meant Eden's daughter, born April 4, was held at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson for five days and a case worker had to visit her home. "Morphine and codeine can sometimes be detected in the urine up to 48 hours after ingestion of poppy seeds from some pastries, such as bagels, muffins, and ... (more...)
Alzheimer’s BREAKTHROUGH: Eye conditions could hold KEY to EARLY DETECTION Alzheimer’s BREAKTHROUGH: Eye conditions could hold KEY to EARLY DETECTION
- August 11, 2018

The results offer physicians a new way to detect those at higher risk of the degenerative disorder which causes memory loss and other symptoms of cognitive decline. Early detection and preventative measures are thought to be key with Alzheimer's, which is the most common form of dementia . Throughout a five-year study period, they diagnosed almost 800 of those monitored with Alzheimer's. (more...)
CVS Health (CVS) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance CVS Health (CVS) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance
- August 10, 2018

More notable recent CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: " CVS Health Q2 Earnings Preview" on August 07, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: " CVS Is A Prescription For Profits" published on July 26, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: "Why Carl Icahn Is Long Cigna and Short Express Scripts" on August 08, 2018. (more...)
Blue Light From Phones Speeds Up Blindness, Study Claims Blue Light From Phones Speeds Up Blindness, Study Claims
- August 10, 2018

The researchers focused on a form of Vitamin A called retinal, which photoreceptor cells use to covert light into signals that get sent to the brain. However, digital devices, such as computers, televisions, and smartphones, also emit blue light, and we spend an very bad lot of time staring directly at those screens from a close distance. (more...)
Ebola vaccinations could start Wednesday in Congo outbreak Ebola vaccinations could start Wednesday in Congo outbreak
- August 10, 2018

Congo's health ministry has said the new vaccination campaign will target health care providers, contacts of confirmed Ebola cases and their contacts, the same strategy that was used to contain the previous outbreak in Equateur province in which more than 3,300 people were vaccinated. (more...)
Are You Becoming Victim of Snapchat Dysmorphia? Are You Becoming Victim of Snapchat Dysmorphia?
- August 10, 2018

Plastic surgery numbers are already up in the USA, with new data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showing continued growth in cosmetic procedures, and the selfie phenomenon will continue to fuel its growth. "When you have body dysmorphic disorder, you intensely obsess over your appearance and body image, repeatedly checking the mirror, grooming or seeking reassurance, sometimes for many hours each day". (more...)
CDC: 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota CDC: 4 cases of West Nile virus in Minnesota
- August 10, 2018

The trap was part of the county's routine West Nile Virus Vector Surveillance testing. For more information on West Nile Virus, please visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/wn-no/index-eng.php or call the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit at 519.355.1071. (more...)
GM inks innovative deal to cut employee health care costs GM inks innovative deal to cut employee health care costs
- August 10, 2018

General Motors is the latest in a growing number of employers choosing to contract directly with providers for employee healthcare and eschew the traditional health benefits setup in an attempt to lower costs without sacrificing care quality. (more...)
Major Ocasio-Cortez-endorsed candidates lose primaries Major Ocasio-Cortez-endorsed candidates lose primaries
- August 10, 2018

Whitmer, a former legislative leader, defeated chemical-testing businessman Shri Thanedar and ex-Detroit health director Abdul El-Sayed. She'll face state Attorney General Bill Schuette (R) in November. Ocasio-Cortez stunned Democrats by upsetting incumbent and Queens party boss Joe Crowley - the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House - in the primary in the 14th congressional district. (more...)
Ditch your Y-fronts to have a baby Ditch your Y-fronts to have a baby
- August 10, 2018

The team of USA researchers examined data on 656 men who were part of couples seeking treatment at a fertility centre in America between 2000 and 2017. Commenting on the research, Prof Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology, University of Sheffield , said: "This study confirms my long-held belief that men with poor sperm quality could potentially improve things by wearing looser underwear and keeping their testicles as cool as possible". (more...)
More Firms Admit Drug Contains High Levels of Cancer-Causing Impurity More Firms Admit Drug Contains High Levels of Cancer-Causing Impurity
- August 10, 2018

Like this story? Subscribe to FiercePharma! Our subscribers rely on FiercePharma as their must-read source for the latest news, analysis and data on drugs and the companies that make them. "The agency reminds manufacturers to thoroughly evaluate their API manufacturing processes, and changes to those processes, to detect any unsafe impurities", said the FDA in a statement. (more...)
Photo of overdosing suspect 'worth a thousand words'
- August 10, 2018

A father passed out "gurgling" behind the wheel of a auto containing his one year-old son after overdosing on two mystery pain pills. He was taken to Landmark Medical Center for an evaluation. But North Smithfield police hope a photo the department recently released will open some eyes. Cops booked Krajczynski on a charge of cruelty to or neglect of a child and released him with an August 30 date for formal arraignment, officials said. (more...)
Priyanka Chopra: Why do we only have to play the sidekick? Priyanka Chopra: Why do we only have to play the sidekick?
- August 09, 2018

Her fans are always keen on knowing what's happening with our desi girl but Priyanka feels that she is not comfortable in sharing her personal life with the world. I had dug my feet in and I said I will not compromise on what I see as the future of global entertainment for people like me and South Asians. She is also starring in Shonali Bose's tentatively titled " The Sky Is Pink " with Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim . (more...)
Why Khloe Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby Why Khloe Kardashian can't breastfeed her baby
- August 09, 2018

Studies show that breastfeeding not only has benefits for babies, but for moms as well. It means the child will not be giving water or herbal concoction for a whole six months. The indicators covered include national policy, programmes and coordination, baby-friendly care and baby- friendly hospital initiatives, implementation of worldwide code of marketing of breastmilk substitutes, maternity protection, health and nutrition care system, mother support and community outreach, information ... (more...)
Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018 Dallas County announces first West Nile Virus death of 2018
- August 08, 2018

Test results are reported once a week by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Public Health officials say West Nile Virus is mainly transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Mosquitoes only need a few tablespoons of water to lay eggs. Use insect repellent containing DEET when outside. The first appearance of West Nile was in late-July, with a crow in Sarnia testing positive for the virus. (more...)
Women doctors 'best for female heart patients' Women doctors 'best for female heart patients'
- August 08, 2018

The baseline rate of someone dying from their heart attack while in the hospital was 11.9 per cent. That said, the gender difference in doctors probably doesn't explain the entire gap in heart disease survival. When men are having a heart attack, their chest pain tends to make it obvious. This statistic does not signal well to gender equality in medicine or young women considering the specialty-and it may have even darker implications for patients. (more...)
Fentanyl drug deaths rise by almost a third in England and Wales Fentanyl drug deaths rise by almost a third in England and Wales
- August 07, 2018

But figures for the whole of England and Wales show that heroine and morphine were the most common drugs in drug-related deaths. "The big concern for us in relation to recreational drug users is the five-fold increase in ecstasy deaths and the three-fold increase in cocaine related deaths", she said , adding that these were being caused by higher purity or contaminated substances being sold. (more...)
Bacteria May Have Developed Resistance to Alcohol Bacteria May Have Developed Resistance to Alcohol
- August 07, 2018

They screened 139 isolated bacterial samples collected between 1997 and 2015 from two hospitals in Melbourne and studied how well each one survived when exposed to diluted isopropyl alcohol. But researchers have noticed a rise in another kind of bacteria that lives in the gut, called Enterococcus faecium , and can be spread via catheters, ventilators or central lines in a health care setting. (more...)