Health Care


Common painkiller linked to an increased risk of heart problems
- September 08, 2018

Depending on the country and the type of drug it is administered in, it's either available over the counter or requires a prescription. The new study , however, examined this common painkiller's negative impact on the circulatory system and found out that this drug is indeed increasing the risks of cardiovascular conditions, heart attack and stroke included, as reported by the leading author Morten Schmidt at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark. (more...)
West Nile Virus case reported in Carson City-Douglas County area West Nile Virus case reported in Carson City-Douglas County area
- September 08, 2018

Offiicials say that re-affirms the presence of the virus in mosquito pools in our area. The LaSalle County Health Department has confirmed its first human case and death due to West Nile virus this year. - Always cover doors and windows with screens and fix screens that are damaged. Lafayette Consolidated Government's contracted mosquito abatement experts remind you to never leave any standing water on your property as that is the ideal breading ground for mosquitoes. (more...)
Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX) Holdings Boosted by Twin Capital Management Inc
- September 07, 2018

The Express Scripts Holding Company has shown a five days performance of 16.92% and thirty days performance stands at 17.38%. The stock remained 2.07% volatile for the week and 4.34% for the month. The shares went down as low as $85.78 before recovering. Mylan N.V.'s beta is 1.45 whilst the stock has an average true range (ATR) of 1.00. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 743,869 shares of the company's stock valued at $57,434,000 after buying an additional 162,300 shares during ... (more...)
Southwest passengers might have been exposed to measles Southwest passengers might have been exposed to measles
- September 07, 2018

They said the passenger never left the airport and remained in waiting areas inside the airport for about an hour each day. Health officials are trying to find passengers from four Southwest Airlines flights last month who might have been exposed to measles. (more...)
Woman's tongue suddenly grows hairy after she was involved in a crash Woman's tongue suddenly grows hairy after she was involved in a crash
- September 07, 2018

The American Academy of Oral Medicine reports that it affects up to 13 percent of the population . Within a week her tongue went black and fuzzy. It's unclear exactly how uncommon this is, Hamad said, but it's the first case he's seen in 10 years of practicing. (more...)
Hospitals officially launch generic drug company to combat rising costs
- September 07, 2018

Civica Rx - introduced earlier this year as Project Rx - will begin selling 14 generic drugs to hospitals next year, according to the organization's CEO and administrators from Intermountain Healthcare, which helped launch the project. Or IV bags, in the aftermath of last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Hospitals are particularly hard hit and frequently must scramble to find scarce medicines, often at huge price markups, or come up with workarounds that may not be as effective or ... (more...)
Once Called Youngest Billionaire In World, Blood-testing Firm Theranos Goes Kaput Once Called Youngest Billionaire In World, Blood-testing Firm Theranos Goes Kaput
- September 07, 2018

The move comes after federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes and the blood-testing company's former No. The story raised concerns about the accuracy of Theranos' blood testing technology, which put patients at risk of having conditions either misdiagnosed or ignored. (more...)
1.4 billion adults face higher risk of disease from lack of exercise 1.4 billion adults face higher risk of disease from lack of exercise
- September 07, 2018

Moreover, levels of insufficient physical activity are more than twice as great in high-income countries as compared to that of low-income nations, with a five per cent increase in higher income countries between 2001 and 2016. Where are physical inactivity levels highest? The lowest countries are Uganda and Mozambique, where 6 percent don't meet it. Guthold said levels of physical activity were not reducing worldwide "unlike other major global health risks". (more...)
Girl catches deadly infection after trying on shoes with no socks Girl catches deadly infection after trying on shoes with no socks
- September 07, 2018

It's could be, doctors say, that Sienna had a cut on her foot that allowed the bacteria to enter her body. "The shoes she liked had been tried on by other little girls and that's how Sienna picked up the infection". The girl's mother is attributing the five-day hospital stay to trying on shoes without wearing socks. As we round out the back-to-school shopping season, a mom of three has a lifesaving piece of advice she hopes parents will use: Never let your children try on shoes barefoot. (more...)
Cholera scare on Algeria-France flight Cholera scare on Algeria-France flight
- September 07, 2018

Others on board were all made to disinfect their hands and their details were taken for monitoring. "It is likely the child is carrying cholera and they will be evacuated to the hospital for examination", said firefighters. Unsafe water and food contaminated with human faeces is the main cause of it spreading, along with undercooked seafood. There were frequent outbreaks in Britain during the Nineteenth Century, when sailors arriving from Africa and India imported the so-called "Blue Death". (more...)
Hope of cure for men with aggressive prostate cancer Hope of cure for men with aggressive prostate cancer
- September 07, 2018

They found that 8.1 percent of men with advanced prostate cancer had evidence of mismatch fix mutations in their tumors. PSA is a substance produced by the prostate gland, which may be found in higher amounts in men who have prostate cancer. (more...)
Flu season is around the corner - is your family prepared? Flu season is around the corner - is your family prepared?
- September 06, 2018

Carter says there is no such thing as getting the flu vaccine too early, and says it's better to go ahead and get it now. The program is part of a partnership with Healthy Schools , a company that facilitates school-based healthcare. This CDC recommendation follows a particularly severe 2017-18 season during which 179 children in the United States of America died from influenza-associated illness. (more...)
Nicola Sturgeon poised to pledge cash for new schools and hospitals Nicola Sturgeon poised to pledge cash for new schools and hospitals
- September 06, 2018

Ms Sturgeon has pledged to increase spending on mental health, low carbon vehicles, schools and hospitals, as well as increase investment in Scotland's infrastructure £1.5 billion per year by 2026. Tory deputy leader Jackson Carlaw said: "It sounds like Nicola Sturgeon has already begun blaming Brexit for all her SNP government's inevitable failings, before it's even happened". (more...)
Tues. 7 pm: Another mosquito tests positive for West Nile Tues. 7 pm: Another mosquito tests positive for West Nile
- September 06, 2018

Officials say the latest cases involve a man in his 40s from Middlesex County and a man in his 60s from Bristol County, who remain hospitalized; and a woman in her 20s from Essex County, and a woman in her 80s from Suffolk County who were hospitalized during their illness. (more...)
GOP lawsuit that could bring down Obamacare goes to court GOP lawsuit that could bring down Obamacare goes to court
- September 06, 2018

If the judge rules that the health law is unconstitutional because Congress zeroed-out the individual mandate, 17 million people could lose their insurance and popular provisions - such as protections for preexisting conditions and coverage for young adults up to age 26 - could be wiped out. (more...)
Common painkillers linked to heart attack and strokes
- September 06, 2018

A new study warns that a popular NSAID pain reliever called diclofenac has been associated with an increased risk of serious heart health issues, including heart attacks. The risk of gastrointestinal bleeding at 30 days increased 4.5-fold in patients who started diclofenac compared to those who didn't. The individuals factored into the study had an average age of mid-40s and were split into low-to-high groups based on their baseline cardiovascular health risk. (more...)
Security trays carry more viruses than anywhere else in airport, study finds
- September 06, 2018

So next time you travel - bring some hand sanitiser with you! Among 10 samples with evidence of a respiratory virus, rhinovirus, coronavirus and adenovirus occurred in four, three and one surface samples respectively, whilst adenovirus and influenza A were both found in one of the four air samples taken at security. (more...)
Health warning after teen dies of meningococcal on Central Coast Health warning after teen dies of meningococcal on Central Coast
- September 06, 2018

People who have been in close contact with her have been prescribed clearance antibiotics to reduce the risk of it being spread. At the beginning of August, a 38-year-old Central Coast woman died by W strain of meningococcal disease. There have been 41 cases of meningococcal across NSW so far this year. In 2017, there were 91 confirmed cases. Almost half (19) were the B strain, while 11 were the W strain. (more...)
This Is the Most Germ-ridden Place in the Airport
- September 06, 2018

The various surfaces were swabbed at Helsinki airport at peak time as part of a scientific investigation carried out by experts from the University of Nottingham and the Finnish national institute for health and welfare during the winter of 2016. (more...)
Millions ignorant of risk to their hearts Millions ignorant of risk to their hearts
- September 06, 2018

To help raise awareness of the importance of people knowing their heart age, TV doctor and GP, Dr. Hilary Jones will be taking on the challenge of testing 50 people's heart age over the course of one day in London on Tuesday 4 September. Public Health England is urging people over 30 to take an online test to find out their heart age, which indicates if they are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke. (more...)
IVF babies more vulnerable to hypertension IVF babies more vulnerable to hypertension
- September 05, 2018

IVF is a tremendous treatment for infertility, and is overall very safe. Moreover, the researchers found the IVF group developed circulatory problems over a short period of time, about five years, having evaluated them since they were 11 years old. (more...)
Social Media Star Claire Wineland Dies After Lung Transplant Social Media Star Claire Wineland Dies After Lung Transplant
- September 05, 2018

The 21-year-old's health deteriorated as she suffered a stroke caused by a blood clot, about a week after she was approved for a double lung transplant. "She is using a wheelchair due to shortness of breath to walk more than 100 feet and her quality of life has become just about staying alive", Wineland's mother Melissa Nordquist Yeager shared on her daughter's gofundme page which was supposed to help finance the procedure. (more...)
Alert sounded as leptospirosis kills 28 in India's flood-hit Kerela Alert sounded as leptospirosis kills 28 in India's flood-hit Kerela
- September 05, 2018

The symptoms of this disease include fever, rashes, and abdominal aches. Twenty-eight of these were subsequently confirmed as leptospirosis cases, the health official quoted above said. "We are keeping utmost vigil". While thousands of people had participated in flood relief operations, the symptoms of leptospirosis has been found only to a negligible number. (more...)
CDC: More People Sickened In Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Popular Cereal CDC: More People Sickened In Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Popular Cereal
- September 05, 2018

Thirty-four people have been hospitalized as a result of illnesses after eating the cereal. Three more states have been added to the list of places where people have become ill: Delaware, Maine and Minnesota. This advice applies to Honey Smacks in any size package and with any "best if used by" date. The number of people getting sick may go up. If you do, throw out the cereal or return it to the store for a refund - even if some of it was already eaten and no one got sick. (more...)
'Heartbreaking': Taronga Zoo mourns loss of young Asian elephant Tukta 'Heartbreaking': Taronga Zoo mourns loss of young Asian elephant Tukta
- September 05, 2018

A young female Asian elephant has died at Taronga Zoo after she showed signs of having a herpes-related illness. According to the zoo, elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus (EEHV) occurs in "almost all Asian Elephants both in the wild and in zoos", only sometimes causing illness in young elephants. (more...)