Health Care


Use Honey Instead Of Antibiotics To Treat Coughs, Public And GPs Told Use Honey Instead Of Antibiotics To Treat Coughs, Public And GPs Told
- August 25, 2018

It also recommends cough medicines containing the expectorant guaifenesin for people over 12, and cough medicines containing the antitussive dextromethorphan for people over 12 where the cough is "not persistent". We want people to be offered advice on alternatives that may help ease their symptoms. The new health guidelines in the United Kingdom come as a outcome of increasingly more cases of antibiotic-resistant bacteria (superbugs) which gained immunity to regular medications due to the ... (more...)
B.C. records second-highest monthly fatal overdoses so far in 2018 B.C. records second-highest monthly fatal overdoses so far in 2018
- August 25, 2018

It was the only health region to not have an increase in overdose deaths from June to July. In the Okanagan, there was an average of 11.7 deaths per month in the first seven months of this year for a total 82 deaths, or 37.8 deaths per 100,000 people. (more...)
Health officials confirm second measles case in Portland
- August 25, 2018

It's the latest OR case of the illness diagnosed in the region since early July, when Multnomah County health officials warned that more than 500 people could have been exposed in late June by an infected person who visited a Gresham child care center and the Adventist Health Portland emergency room. (more...)
Man urinated on black girl, called her racial slur Man urinated on black girl, called her racial slur
- August 25, 2018

Afive-year-old was offered counseling after a man urinated on her in MI on Wednesday (Aug. 22), police said. The girl was playing hide-and-go-seek with her friends at the time, and was behind a bush when the man, identified as 60-year-old David Allen Dean, sneaked up behind her, according to WWMT. (more...)
Simpler Test for Cervical Cancer Might Replace Pap Smear Simpler Test for Cervical Cancer Might Replace Pap Smear
- August 25, 2018

No significant benefits are seen for women aged older than 65 years who have had adequate prior screening or those younger than 21 years. IU Health cytotechnologist Melissa Randolph says doctors there are likely to stick with both tests - she says about one in eight cervical cancers are types the swab test alone would miss. (more...)
'Coconut oil is poison', Harvard medical professor says 'Coconut oil is poison', Harvard medical professor says
- August 24, 2018

Coconut oil is " pure poison " and "is one of the worst foods you can eat ", according to a Harvard professor. The YouTube video , basically a 50-minute lecture, has nearly a million views. Are saturated fats really that unhealthy? It is true that coconut oil has some intriguing qualities that, at first glance, make it seem like it's a healthy food. (more...)
Ebola reaches area of 'high insecurity' in Congo — UN agency Ebola reaches area of 'high insecurity' in Congo — UN agency
- August 24, 2018

That includes 76 cases that tested positive for Ebola virus disease and 27 probable cases of Ebola , according to the health ministry. Health workers commenced the administration of the USA -developed mAb114 treatment to patients last week, the first time such treatment would be used against an active outbreak. (more...)
John McCain discontinuing treatment for aggressive cancer John McCain discontinuing treatment for aggressive cancer
- August 24, 2018

The 81-year-old is a 6-term Senator and was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee. He has been away from the Capitol since December. The family thanked well wishers for their support over the a year ago. After fighting brain cancer for more than a year, John McCain has chose to discontinue treatment for the illness. Republicans have shied from discussing the future of McCain's seat in the Senate. (more...)
Former CDC director Frieden arrested in on sex abuse charge Former CDC director Frieden arrested in on sex abuse charge
- August 24, 2018

He is accused of grabbing a woman's buttocks near Montague and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights in October of a year ago, sources said. The woman reported the incident in July, police said. After leaving the CDC he returned to NY and established a new nongovernmental organization working to combat disease outbreaks and chronic diseases globally. (more...)
Doctor in eastern Congo contracts Ebola in ‘dreaded’ scenario
- August 24, 2018

Immunisation with rVSV-ZEBOV has been given to 2,179 front-line health workers, the ministry said. The 10 patients who have received mAb114 since August 11 are experiencing "positive evolution", the health ministry said. It is often fatal, and there is no cure for the virus. However, an experimental vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical company Merck has been administered to 2,179 people in the DRC since August 8, in response to the latest outbreak, according to the country's health ... (more...)
Breastfeeding May Lower Moms' Stroke Risk Later Breastfeeding May Lower Moms' Stroke Risk Later
- August 24, 2018

While the overwhelming majority of health advantages from breastfeeding are passed along to the nursing child, recent studies have begun to uncover an array of benefits for breastfeeding mothers. "Our study did not address whether racial/ethnic differences in breastfeeding contribute to disparities in stroke risk". Among women who breastfed for less than six months, the risk of stroke was 19% lower. (more...)
Manchester hepatitis A outbreak infects staff at two restaurants
- August 24, 2018

Most adults with hepatitis A have symptoms, including fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, and jaundice, that usually resolve within 2 months of infection. Antibodies produced in response to hepatitis A infection last for life and protect against reinfection. The virus is usually spread by the faeces of an infected person contaminating food or water, or through close contact. (more...)
British women among the world's biggest drinkers (with men 62nd)
- August 24, 2018

On an average, a woman consumes 0.73 alcoholic drinks each day, while men have 1.7 drinks. They estimated that, for one year, in people aged 15-95, drinking one alcoholic drink a day increased the risk of developing one of 23 alcohol-related health problems by 0.5 per cent compared with not drinking at all. (more...)
FDA recalls dozens of children's medications due to possible microbial contamination FDA recalls dozens of children's medications due to possible microbial contamination
- August 24, 2018

These products were sold at retails stores nationwide from August 2017 through July 2018. If the contaminated medications are administered, they may cause infections that may require medical attention or may even cause life-threatening infections in some. (more...)
Is coconut oil poisonous? Is coconut oil poisonous?
- August 24, 2018

Chan School of Public Health debunked these claims in a German lecture posted to YouTube last month that has drawn thousands of views. Coconut oil may be a staple for many health-conscious people, but a Harvard professor's recent statements may make you rethink your use of the product. (more...)
Consistent moderate drinking tied to lower heart disease risk Consistent moderate drinking tied to lower heart disease risk
- August 24, 2018

Among women, non-drinkers also had an increased risk compared with people who were "consistently moderate" in their drinking habits. But experts warned that while alcohol may decrease heart disease risks, people should not drink to boost their health as this would increase their risk of other diseases. (more...)
Flesh-eating STD reported in England Flesh-eating STD reported in England
- August 24, 2018

The disease is called Donovanosis. It causes "genital ulceration" that "bleeds readily to the touch" according to an article published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections . Painkillers might also be given if the sores are especially painful. It's usually found in tropical countries like Papua New Guinea, South Africa, parts of India and Brazil and some Aborigine communities in Australia. (more...)
Fitbit launches Charge 3 in India Fitbit launches Charge 3 in India
- August 23, 2018

This week, Fitbit has announced that Charge 3 will not only get some of the new technology seen on its smartwatches, but that the device will also become more durable, relying on aerospace-grade aluminium, Corning's Gorilla Glass 3 for protecting the display, and even a swimproof design so that you can take the wearable in the water - in chlorinated water, no less - and not risk the device's death. (more...)
Amazon Now Has Famous Cardiologist Maulik Majmudar
- August 23, 2018

The tech giant mostly has kept quiet about its foray into health care. The company also announced back in June that it is buying the online pharmacy PillPack , which has pharmacy licenses in all 50 states. "The company also has an interest in bringing down health costs for its employees through its partnership with J.P Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway", wrote CNBC in a recent article. (more...)
Is coconut oil a superfood or dietary scourge?
- August 23, 2018

Her warnings come as a big shock as coconut oil is repeatedly being advertised as the multi-purpose oil which is the "ultimate" food for health. Professor Michels is not alone in slamming this oil, Dr Frank Sacks, who is a nutrition professor at the Harvard explained further, "Coconut oil is very high in saturated fat that raises your LDL cholesterol, which is a bad cholesterol". (more...)
China’s Swine-Fever Outbreak Spreads China’s Swine-Fever Outbreak Spreads
- August 23, 2018

It's unclear exactly how many pigs have died or been culled. The outbreaks, the first reported in China, came as the industry is moving from small farms to massive breeding operations similar to those in the US and Europe. The authorities said they had inspected four million other pigs in the city and found no other abnormalities. Three African swine fever outbreaks have happened in China in the last 15 days and the outbreaks are spreading from the north to the south, which makes Taiwan ... (more...)
Contact lenses end up in the ocean endangering sealife
- August 23, 2018

Charles Rolsky, a PhD student at ASU and one of the study authors, said: "We found that 15-20% of contact-lens wearers are flushing the lenses down the sink or toilet". The researchers are concerned that this poses an ecological risk and may allow the accumulation of persistent toxic pollutants in vulnerable organisms such as worms and birds. (more...)
HPV Testing Can Replace Pap Smears for Many Women, New Guidelines Say HPV Testing Can Replace Pap Smears for Many Women, New Guidelines Say
- August 23, 2018

Federal health advisors say women can now consider three options when it's time for their cervical cancer screening tests. From 21 to 29, women should get screened every three years with a Pap test, which detects abnormal cells but can not detect HPV. (more...)
Why having your own office can open the door to health problems Why having your own office can open the door to health problems
- August 23, 2018

The potential health benefits should not be ignored, they said. The study looked at data gathered from 231 government employees at four different sites in open-plan offices, cubicles with high-walled partitions that could not be seen over, and private offices. (more...)
Maple leaf extract may prevent skin wrinkles new research reveals Maple leaf extract may prevent skin wrinkles new research reveals
- August 23, 2018

Previously, the team led by Navindra Seeram had studied the health benefits of sap and syrup extracted from the sugar maple ( Acer saccharum ) and red maple trees ( Acer rubrum ). Some showed promise as a means of reducing wrinkles and lightening unwanted... He added that consumers who wish to use plant based natural ingredients in their skin care products would appreciate this finding. (more...)