Health Care


What’s your type? We’ve four new personality categories now What’s your type? We’ve four new personality categories now
- September 20, 2018

When they applied their algorithms to the other three data sets, the same four clusters emerged, confirming the status of those trait scores as distinct personality types . "One problem is actually most people are located in the middle, so they are just average , so what does it mean to put them into [one category]?" he said. (more...)
Cigs Clever Way for American Teens to Marijuana Cigs Clever Way for American Teens to Marijuana
- September 20, 2018

Additionally, during a June through August nationwide search, 1,300 warning letters and fines were sent to retailers who illegally sold e-cigarette products to minors. The FDA is in the process of rolling out a sweeping anti-smoking initiative created to make it easier for smokers to quit by cutting the nicotine levels in regular cigarettes. (more...)
INTERNATIONAL - Zimbabwe cholera deaths reach 30 INTERNATIONAL - Zimbabwe cholera deaths reach 30
- September 20, 2018

Zimbabwe has declared a state of emergency and launched a crowdfunding campaign to tackle an outbreak of cholera , which has so far killed more than 20 people. The cash-strapped country, which was ruled by Robert Mugabe from independence in 1980 until his ousting previous year, suffered its worst cholera outbreak in 2008. (more...)
5 ways to prepare for the upcoming flu season 5 ways to prepare for the upcoming flu season
- September 20, 2018

Up to 50% of people with the flu may not even know they have it - but for patients with weakened immune systems or respiratory problems, the flu can be life-threatening. The number of pediatric deaths attributed to the flu, as of August 25, was 180 - the highest since 171 died during the particularly severe 2012-13 flu season. (more...)
Cigna-Express Scripts deal gets US antitrust approval Cigna-Express Scripts deal gets US antitrust approval
- September 20, 2018

The option might per chance per chance moreover moreover bode properly for the pending US antitrust overview of CVS Well being Corp's (CVS.N) proposed $sixty nine billion acquisition of properly being insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N). Antitrust consultants accept described those affords as vertical mixtures that repeat fewer components than the failed insurer mergers. That watch used to be bolstered after the Justice Division misplaced its case to give up AT&T's (T.N) acquisition of media firm Time ... (more...)
Detainees Dead After Van Swept Away In South Carolina Detainees Dead After Van Swept Away In South Carolina
- September 19, 2018

First responders are at the scene of a drowning that involves an Horry County Sheriff office van. Their names haven't been released. Police officials told The Sun News that the deputies tried to help the victims, but couldn't open the van doors because the water was rising too fast. (more...)
Four main personality types REVEALED - which one are you?
- September 19, 2018

The Reserved personality scores high in emotional stability, is somewhat agreeable and conscientious, and is low in extraversion . More women than men are likely to be role models . Psychology professor William Revelle, a co-author of the paper, describes them as "people you don't want to hang out with". Self-centred people are less open, friendly and thoughtful than the average person. (more...)
'Healthy' organic yoghurts are packed full of sugar
- September 19, 2018

Researchers warned that the " health halo" effect meant consumers often overestimated the health properties of organic products. They found fewer than one in 10 of all products (9%) and only 2% of children's yoghurts were classed as low in sugar , and contained the level required to carry a green "traffic light" nutritional label which is considered a healthy choice. (more...)
Household cleaning products may make children overweight Household cleaning products may make children overweight
- September 19, 2018

The association was found in the new study too since the infants who had higher levels of Lachnospiraceae also had a higher body mass index (BMI) by the time they were three years old. This behavior could promote a healthy gut microbiomes and weight in their babies. "Proper use of household cleaners and disinfectants is an important contributor to infection control and healthy homes", Richard Sedlak, ACI executive vice president, technical and worldwide affairs, said, in part. (more...)
First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta
- September 19, 2018

Dr. Lisa Miyashita, a post-doctoral researcher at the Queen Mary University of London , explains in a statement that scientists are aware that air pollution affects fetus development and continues to do so for the rest of their lives. A total of 3,500 placental macrophages from the samples were assessed, being digested with trypsin, displace and hyaluronidase. "This should raise awareness amongst clinicians and the public regarding the harmful effects of air pollution in pregnant women". (more...)
Aged over 70 and healthy? A daily aspirin won't help Aged over 70 and healthy? A daily aspirin won't help
- September 18, 2018

Its findings do not disprove the benefits of aspirin for those who have cardiovascular disease (the Heart Foundation recommends a daily dose for those with coronary heart disease), have previously suffered from a heart attack or a stroke, or those younger than 70. (more...)
Germany Worried About Health of Anti-Kremlin Activist in Berlin Germany Worried About Health of Anti-Kremlin Activist in Berlin
- September 18, 2018

Doctors at the hospital said Verzilov was suffering from anti-cholinergic syndrome, a condition in which the passage of certain neurotransmitters is blocked, the sudden onset of which was strongly indicative of poisoning. The Novaya Gazeta report, which cited sources it did not name, said that Verzilov was a close friend of Rastorguyev and had himself been planning to travel to C.A.R. (more...)
Canada bans use of trans fats in food products Canada bans use of trans fats in food products
- September 18, 2018

A Canada-wide ban on trans fats comes into effect today. Most trans fat comes from partially hydrogenated oils, which can be found in products such as vegetable oil shortening, margarine, commercially prepared baked goods, potato and corn chips, crackers, microwave popcorn and deep-fried foods. (more...)
Doctors push ban on baby walkers Doctors push ban on baby walkers
- September 18, 2018

Doctors are making a renewed push to ban the sale of baby walkers as hospitals continue to treat more than 2,000 babies a year for injuries caused by the devices. So, why do parents still purchase infant walkers? The CPSC, an independent government safety agency comprised of five presidential appointees, notes that the study shows that injuries have decreased significantly since the 2010 regulation. (more...)
Twin Cities' Walk to End Alzheimer's breaks new record Twin Cities' Walk to End Alzheimer's breaks new record
- September 18, 2018

All funds raised through the event will further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association, a nonprofit organization. "This disease is growing and we wanted to spread awareness into more communities". The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness about and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research, according to the event's website. (more...)
More West Nile virus cases reported in Nebraska this year More West Nile virus cases reported in Nebraska this year
- September 18, 2018

On Friday, September 14, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent. - A resident in Sugar Land recently tested positive for West Nile Virus at a local hospital, according to Fort Bend County Health and Human Services. (more...)
Human cannibalism research and roller coaster kidney stone removal win Ig Nobels Human cannibalism research and roller coaster kidney stone removal win Ig Nobels
- September 17, 2018

People may laugh at the winners , but Horiuchi said winning an Ig Nobel brings attention to studies such as his that might otherwise be ignored. The patient reported that undoubtedly one of his kidney stones grew to turned into dislodged after a dart on the Worthy Roar Mountain dart. (more...)
Low-dose aspirin offers no overall benefit for healthy older people
- September 17, 2018

Research into almost 20,000 older people found those who were generally healthy derived no protective benefit from the blood-thinning pill - but it increased their risk of risky bleeds. The study also showed slightly higher rates of death in those taking aspirin, primarily from cancer, although the results were not statistically significant, he said. (more...)
New study debunks aspirin claims
- September 17, 2018

The new research, known as the ASPREE trial (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly), is the largest clinical trial ever to be conducted in Australia. When the McNeil team looked at death from any cause, aspirin still made no difference statistically, with a rate of 12.7 per 1,000 patients each year with aspirin and 11.1 with placebo. (more...)
NACO report: India has 21.40 lakh people living with HIV-AIDS NACO report: India has 21.40 lakh people living with HIV-AIDS
- September 17, 2018

There were around 87,000 new HIV infections and over 69,000 AIDS-related deaths (ARDs) in 2017. While new infections declined nationally between 2010 and 2017, there are inter-state variations. However, major challenges remain and these must be urgently addressed, especially in states like Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Telangana, where the PMTCT coverage is significantly lower than the national average, it said. (more...)
Daily aspirin 'does not improve health', study finds
- September 17, 2018

Aspirin did not significantly reduce the risk of a heart attack, stroke, or extend life free of disability or dementia among healthy adults over the age of 70, a comprehensive study found. As would be expected in older people, cancer was a common cause of death, and 50 per cent of those who died in the trial had some type of cancer. Previous studies have not shown such increases, and reductions in bowel cancer have been seen in some studies. (more...)
Mom Admits To Stealing Terminally Ill Daughter's Pain Medications, Charged With Felony Mom Admits To Stealing Terminally Ill Daughter's Pain Medications, Charged With Felony
- September 16, 2018

Troy , Missouri police say Carol Ballweg failed to give her 20-year-old daughter pain medication while she was under hospice care. Police say they were notified by the Troy Family Practice that Misouri woman Carol Ballweg had requested refills for her daughter's Fentanyl and Oxycodone earlier than expected. (more...)
Ruth Davidson: PM job would risk my mental health Ruth Davidson: PM job would risk my mental health
- September 16, 2018

But the 39-year-old today told The Sunday Times : 'You have to want it and I don't want to be prime minister. Davidson published her own account of her experience of depression on Twitter after her interview with The Sunday Times was released. (more...)
BPA replacements in plastics may up reproductive problems BPA replacements in plastics may up reproductive problems
- September 16, 2018

BPA is a chemical compound that has always been used to make plastic products including water bottles and to coat cans. Washington State University researchers have found that plastic products meant to replace the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, are also causing genetic abnormalities in mice. (more...)
Zimbabwe's government criticized over cholera outbreak Zimbabwe's government criticized over cholera outbreak
- September 16, 2018

The MDC accused the government of using the cholera outbreak, which has claimed 25 lives, to stop the mock inauguration at the party's 19th anniversary celebrations in Harare on Saturday. The United Nations Human Development Index - which measures health , education and economic performance - ranks Zimbabwe 154 out of 188 countries. (more...)