Health Care


China says battling swine fever is China says battling swine fever is "complex and challenging"
- September 16, 2018

The agriculture ministry said an inspection team would be formed to patrol major provinces that could be under threat from the disease. Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert is asking for restrictions on some activities such as hunting and has called for enhanced surveillance of livestock and wildlife in four administrative regions which border Belgium. (more...)
Simcoe County West Nile Virus In Simcoe County News Centre News Simcoe County West Nile Virus In Simcoe County News Centre News
- September 16, 2018

Garvey said 2018 has been a big year for West Nile because of weather. West Nile virus is typically transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Recommendations include wearing mosquito repellent ...dress in long-sleeved shirts, trousers and socks when outside and limit outdoor activity during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. (more...)
Florence moves out of area Florence moves out of area
- September 16, 2018

Storm Florence may have weakened but the full extent of the damage it has wreaked may not become clear for days. It continues to chug west, slowing down from 5 miles per hour to 2 miles per hour. Officials in New Bern , which dates to the early 18th century, said more than 100 people were rescued from floods and the downtown area was under water by Friday afternoon. (more...)
Ig Nobel win for roller-coaster therapy Ig Nobel win for roller-coaster therapy
- September 16, 2018

The list of laureates is published on the official website of the prize . Last but not least, the Ig Nobel Peace Prize went to a Spanish group that aimed to find ways of reducing road rage, in a paper titled, Shouting and Cursing While Driving: Frequency, Reasons, Perceived Risk and Punishment. (more...)
Cancer Deaths Estimated At 10 Million For 2018 Cancer Deaths Estimated At 10 Million For 2018
- September 16, 2018

Until the end of 2018, nearly half of all cases of cancer and a significant number of deaths from cancer will occur in Asia. An aging population is also contributing to the increase, as cancer risks grow as a person ages. Stomach cancer (783,000 deaths) and liver cancer (782,000 deaths) are the third and fourth most prevalent cancer deaths in 2018. For many cancers , overall incidence rates in countries with high or very high HDI are generally 2-3 times those in countries with ... (more...)
18 million new cancer cases this year 18 million new cancer cases this year
- September 15, 2018

Female breast cancer ranks as the fifth leading cause of death (627 000 deaths, 6.6%) because the prognosis is relatively favourable, at least in more developed countries. Of this, 587,249 were women diagnosed with cancer . IARC said the rising cancer burden - characterised as the number of new cases, the prevalence and the number of deaths - was due to several factors, including social and economic development and growing and ageing populations. (more...)
Mark Wahlberg starts every day with 30 minutes of prayer to God Mark Wahlberg starts every day with 30 minutes of prayer to God
- September 15, 2018

Although the Hollywood star makes time for twice daily business meetings, he also slots in ample family time which includes picking up his kids from school when he's not busy on a film shoot. At 5.30/6 o'clock, I bear an even looking out portion of halibut or cod or a seabass, with some vegetables, per chance some sautee potatoes and bok choi. (more...)
West Nile virus claims local victim West Nile virus claims local victim
- September 15, 2018

Health officials in northern Kentucky say there have been three human cases of West Nile virus reported there over the summer. There has been a report of a death attributed to the West Nile Virus. Using insect repellent containing DEET and following the label directions. -Wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and a hat when outdoors. -Make sure that door and window screens fit securely and are free of holes. (more...)
New flu vaccine available for those aged 65 and over this winter New flu vaccine available for those aged 65 and over this winter
- September 15, 2018

They can still get the egg-based Fluzone, though. "We had a surge of hospitalizations (in central Texas)", Huang said. "Secondarily, if the child is healthy and over age 2, they can go ahead and have the nasal spray. Previous year it was only about 36 percent effective. That surpassed the 2012-2013 flu season, when there were 171. Dr Will Welfare, Consultant in Health Protection at PHE North West, said: "Our figures show that flu is not to be underestimated - every winter the virus makes ... (more...)
A tricked-out iPhone XS Max costs more than a MacBook A tricked-out iPhone XS Max costs more than a MacBook
- September 15, 2018

The iPhone XS will cost $1,649 and up, while the iPhone XS Max begins at $1,799, available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB, and with the choice of space grey, silver, and a new gold finish. The new processor on the Apple Watch Series 4 can now detect when you fall down and can alert paramedics. "We learned that with falls, there is a repeatable data pattern". (more...)
President Mnangagwa calls for improved sanitation amid cholera outbreak President Mnangagwa calls for improved sanitation amid cholera outbreak
- September 15, 2018

With the help of global agencies, the outbreak was controlled, and by July 2009, after no cases had been reported for several weeks, the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health and Child Welfare declared the outbreak over. "We are now at 3,067 cases". According to Moyo broken sewers and poor disposal of the wastes have lead to contamination of the drinking water sources in Harare . (more...)
York Region reports first human case of West Nile virus York Region reports first human case of West Nile virus
- September 14, 2018

The statement also said that a total of 798 West Nile virus cases were detected in Greece, Italy, Hungary and Romania among European Union countries. Those over 60 years of age and with ongoing serious medical problems are more likely to get sick, he added. Peak mosquito activity occurs during dawn and dusk. (more...)
'Heartbreak' over leaked cervical cancer report 'Heartbreak' over leaked cervical cancer report
- September 14, 2018

Dr Scally's scoping inquiry in the CervicalCheck screening programme was set up to examine the non-disclosure of information to Ms Phelan and the apparent widespread practice of non-disclosure, and who knew this was happening. The 37-year-old mother of five was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2016 - three years after she had received the all-clear from a smear test. VICKY Phelan, the Limerick woman who lifted the lid on the Cervical Check cancer screening scandal, and other women affected ... (more...)
IPhone Xs Max: 5 Reasons Why to Go to the Max IPhone Xs Max: 5 Reasons Why to Go to the Max
- September 14, 2018

The cameras on the phones are, as usual, "better than ever before", said Apple exec Phil Schiller, who has uttered the same words at previous events. The smartwatch used the same technology what it is using in the current new iPhones. Apple has made concessions in the past to comply with Chinese law and support its business. (more...)
Marshall Wace LLP Raises Holdings in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co (BMY)
- September 14, 2018

During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.74 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Bristol-Myers Squibb Co will post 3.62 EPS for the current fiscal year. For short-term or active investment approach moving average with a short time frame will react much quicker to price changes interpretation. Average True Range ( ATR ) is an indicator based on trading ranges smoothed by an N-period exponential moving average percentage of the true range values. (more...)
FDA takes 'ancient action' on formative years e-cigarette 'epidemic' FDA takes 'ancient action' on formative years e-cigarette 'epidemic'
- September 14, 2018

It's simply not tolerable. The violations discovered in the enforcement wave found that the vast majority had to do with five brands: Vuse, Blu, JUUL , MarkTen XL and Logic. The FDA recognized the impact its actions might have on adults trying to stop smoking, Gottlieb said, but emerging research on how flavored products encourage excessive use by young people shows action must be taken. (more...)
The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device The Apple Watch is inching toward becoming a medical device
- September 14, 2018

Apple's new iPhone lineup features the iPhone Xs, Xs Max, Xr, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, as well as the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus. Based on the global pricing for Apple's newly announced handsets, the general historical pattern is again holding true, whereby Apple's smartphones are generally more affordable (relatively speaking) here in the U.S. (more...)
High-Fat Dairy Could Be Good For You High-Fat Dairy Could Be Good For You
- September 14, 2018

Compared to eating no dairy every day, eating three serves was associated with lower total mortality rates (3.4 percent vs 5.6 percent) and major cardiovascular disease (3.5 percent vs 4.9 percent). With heart disease looming as the leading cause of death in India , reports of the potential benefits of dairy for cardiovascular health may come as good news for India's dairy eaters. (more...)
E-cig makers have 60 days to show they aren’t targeting minors
- September 14, 2018

It's simply not tolerable. The five brands the FDA has addressed are: Juul , Vuse, MarkTen XL, blu e-cigs and Logic. State health department officials continue to be anxious about JUUL, a device that looks like a flash drive, which they say dominates more than 70 percent of the e-cigarette market. (more...)
Obesity Tops 35 Percent in 7 US States Obesity Tops 35 Percent in 7 US States
- September 14, 2018

The State of Obesity 2018 report revealed that Americans are getting fatter. Adult obesity rates increased in Iowa, Massachusetts, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and SC between 2016 and 2017, and no states saw any declines. John Wiesman, the state of Washington's secretary of health, said, "Obesity is a major challenge in almost every state, and our role as public health leaders is to ensure we're doing everything we can to address it". (more...)
Now is a good time to get your flu shot Now is a good time to get your flu shot
- September 14, 2018

Here are 10 facts and myths about the flu so that you can be fully prepared to combat it this fall. The flu isn't that serious. "Most people with the flu have mild illness and don't need medical care or antiviral drugs". "The AAP has expressed a preference for inactivated influenza vaccine [the shot] as the primary choice for all children because, even though the new formulation of [the nasal spray] looks to be better in some ways, the effectiveness of the [nasal spray] is unknown ... (more...)
Middle-aged adults must have ‘drink-free’ days, says United Kingdom health body Middle-aged adults must have ‘drink-free’ days, says United Kingdom health body
- September 13, 2018

However, a YouGov poll this year has revealed that one in five United Kingdom adults are drinking above the low risk guidelines and more than two thirds of this group say they would find reducing their drinking more hard than improving their diet or exercising more. (more...)
Cancer will kill 9.6 million people globally in 2018 Cancer will kill 9.6 million people globally in 2018
- September 13, 2018

This is partly because of the huge population and also because of the prevalence of some particular type of cancer in that particular area, like liver cancer. Despite being home to just 9% of the global population, Europe is to account for 23.4% of new cases and 20.3% of cancer deaths, followed by the Americas where 21.0% of global incidence and 14.4% of mortality will occur. (more...)
Prince William launches Mental Health at Work
- September 13, 2018

The Duke of Cambridge was in attendance at an event in Bristol today. In the next part of his fight to end the stigma around mental health, Prince William launched Mental Health at Work , an online portal with resources and information on mental health. (more...)
FDA may ban flavored e-cigarettes, cites teen use 'epidemic' FDA may ban flavored e-cigarettes, cites teen use 'epidemic'
- September 13, 2018

In a speech at FDA headquarters, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the agency would also revisit its compliance policy that extended the dates for manufacturers of flavored e-cigarettes to submit applications for premarket authorization. But a year ago Gottlieb delayed the deadline until 2022, saying both the agency and industry needed more time to prepare. "They must demonstrate that they're truly committed to keeping these new products out of the hands of kids, and they must find a way to ... (more...)