Health Care


Rajasthan remains on alert as Zika virus cases climb to 72 Rajasthan remains on alert as Zika virus cases climb to 72
- October 16, 2018

The disease can be most risky to expectant mothers and can result in potentially serious birth defects. As per the World Health Organisation, there is no treatment available for Zika virus infection or its associated diseases. If this Fiji and Tonga trip is still on, we'd imagine Markle did just that. But the Duchess will be kept away from rainforests and jungles. The tour will continue as planned, despite there being warnings from the Foreign Office of a risk of Zika virus on the ... (more...)
Flu Shots are Safe, Free, and Important Flu Shots are Safe, Free, and Important
- October 16, 2018

The health department says while an increase in cases usually starts in December, now is the time to get the flu shot. As we head into the heart of flu season, Dr. For example, 30-percent of parents believe the flu shot is a conspiracy and nearly as many believe that it causes autism. The CDC is urging everyone older than six months old to get vaccinated now. (more...)
Charity organization to raise breast cancer awareness Charity organization to raise breast cancer awareness
- October 16, 2018

Colleges Against Cancer at the University is hosting events and fundraisers for students to participate in throughout the month. The ACO Cancer Information Group (CIG) ACO Cancer Information Group provides free interactive cancer prevention information and training programmes for businesses and the general public. (more...)
Justin Bieber Being Married Still Feels For Ex, Selena Gomez Justin Bieber Being Married Still Feels For Ex, Selena Gomez
- October 15, 2018

She's going to be a big sister, and I want to be around for that. "He thinks he should be allowed to just be for a while longer". The 24-year-old and Selena have been dating on-and-off since 2010, with their most recent split coming earlier this year. (more...)
Enjoy afternoon tea at funeral directors and help breast cancer charity Enjoy afternoon tea at funeral directors and help breast cancer charity
- October 15, 2018

This makes annual screenings important for early detection, said Chance Matthiesen, a radiation oncologist for Freeman Health System. While survival rates are rising, unfortunately the incidence of breast cancer is also rising year on year. (more...)
Growing number of US children not vaccinated against any disease Growing number of US children not vaccinated against any disease
- October 15, 2018

In its annual updates on childhood immunization rates for children 19 to 35 months and for kindergartners, CDC scientists said that vaccination coverage remains high overall. The authors conclude, "Collaboration with state immunization programs, eliminating missed immunization opportunities, and minimizing interruptions in insurance coverage are important to understand and address coverage disparities among children eligible for the Vaccines for Children program and those in rural areas". (more...)
Lab-grown eyes decode humans colour vision Lab-grown eyes decode humans colour vision
- October 14, 2018

The researchers were able to find it out that the blue cone cells develop first and these are responsible for detecting blue colored light and after this develops red and green photoreceptor cells. And the team still hasn't figured out what causes some cones to go on to become even more specialized by detecting only red or only green. And when they flooded the organoids with extra thyroid hormone early in the growth process - before blue cells could form - all the color cells developed as red ... (more...)
Crime and privacy: Using consumer genomics to identify anonymous individuals Crime and privacy: Using consumer genomics to identify anonymous individuals
- October 14, 2018

This percentage includes those who haven't undergone DNA testing themselves, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Science . According to The Verge , a search through a public DNA database allowed criminologists to select 10 to 15 possible distant relatives of the suspected killer. (more...)
Flu season is here, vaccines available Monday Flu season is here, vaccines available Monday
- October 14, 2018

He says they are hoping to increase the immunization rate this year compared to last. Medical experts say the peak time of flu season will likely be in January or February. Optimally, the flu vaccine will prevent you from getting the flu, but that's just one important reason to get immunized. Getting the flu shot is about community; it's about everyone else around you. (more...)
More Than 700 Over-The-Counter Supplements Contain Potentially Dangerous Unlisted Pharmaceuticals More Than 700 Over-The-Counter Supplements Contain Potentially Dangerous Unlisted Pharmaceuticals
- October 14, 2018

In the meantime, the FDA's "failure to aggressively use all available tools to remove pharmaceutically adulterated supplements from commerce leaves consumers' health at risk", Cohen wrote. To Learn More: The full study is available on the For The Media website . In an analysis of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, researchers of a new study published in JAMA Network Open found that almost 800 dietary supplements were found to be adulterated with unapproved drugs. (more...)
Superstar Salman Khan to launch his own Gym Equipment range Superstar Salman Khan to launch his own Gym Equipment range
- October 14, 2018

Growth of the functional fitness equipment market in Europe is primarily underpinned by proliferation of fitness clubs as a effect of high participation of Millennials in fitness programs. - Manufacturing Cost Structure Analysis of Military Fitness Training Equipment market . - Specialized Information and Assembling Plants Examination of Military Fitness Training Equipment. (more...)
C-sections now at an 'alarming' level C-sections now at an 'alarming' level
- October 14, 2018

That is the most recent year for which complete data is available. That translates to 16 million of the 132 million live births in 2000 and 30 million of the 141 million live births in 2015. It also identified an emerging gap between wealthy and poorer regions within the same country. In China , caesarean section rates diverged from 4 per cent to 62 per cent; in India , the range was 7 per cent to 49 per cent. (more...)
Supporting Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month Supporting Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- October 14, 2018

Last year, almost half a million dollars was raised collectively for cancer research organizations. "They will also be taught how to examine their own breasts", Norbal said. The NHS has estimated that breast cancer screening saves 1,300 lives a year in the UK. Approximately over 3.3 million breast cancer survivors are still alive in the U.S today. (more...)
Don't let mental ill health damage your business Don't let mental ill health damage your business
- October 14, 2018

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Northern Illinois offers free classes and support groups for individuals, family members and loved ones struggling with mental illnesses. Matt Hancock, the health secretary, acknowledged Wednesday that mental health services had been short of resources as he began a new initiative to put mental health on an equal footing with physical health. (more...)
Verma Touts 1.5% Drop in Benchmark Premiums for 2019 Verma Touts 1.5% Drop in Benchmark Premiums for 2019
- October 14, 2018

The average premium for the benchmark silver plan will decline by 1.5%, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Thursday. Senate Democrats on October 10 tried to invalidate the rule expanding these short-term plans, which are meant to cover people facing a gap in insurance coverage, arguing that while they may have lower premiums, they can quickly become more expensive if someone has a serious health episode. (more...)
Prescription drugs keep popping up in dietary supplements
- October 13, 2018

More than 50% of adults use dietary supplements, a $35 billion industry, notes the study. Despite these contaminants, fewer thanhalf the products were recalled. He cited a 2014 study that he and others conducted that found 20 of 27 supplements were still adulterated with drugs and available for purchase between eight and 52 months after they were recalled by the FDA. (more...)
Department of Justice Approves CVS and Aetna Merger Despite AMA Concerns Department of Justice Approves CVS and Aetna Merger Despite AMA Concerns
- October 13, 2018

The deal combines CVS' 9,000 pharmacy stores and over 1,000 walk-in clinics, with Aetna, an insurance company that covers 22 million customers. It is the largest health insurance deal in history , far exceeding Express Scripts' ( ESRX ) $29 billion acquisition of Medco in 2012, the last record-holder. (more...)
Man with cancer told to cover his face in SC convenience store Man with cancer told to cover his face in SC convenience store
- October 13, 2018

SC cancer survivor Kirby Evans says he is still having to deal with people treating him differently because of his disfigurement. "I would never ever want to hurt anyone's feelings but it was the kindest way I knew to come across to him", she continued. (more...)
29 cases of Zika virus in Jaipur, confirms government 29 cases of Zika virus in Jaipur, confirms government
- October 13, 2018

Rajasthan officials have said blood samples of 450 people, including 168 pregnant women, were taken for tests, and 29 of them tested positive for Zika virus during the recent outbreak. "His family members have been put under surveillance". Mosquito menace needs to be checked to control Zika virus from spreading. The first was in the western city of Ahmedabad in January 2017 and the second time; it erupted in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in July 2017. (more...)
10 year-old Monmouth boy campaigns for young people's mental health 10 year-old Monmouth boy campaigns for young people's mental health
- October 13, 2018

More importantly, no statistic can ever begin to capture the devastating and isolating impact on those people affected by mental health issues, and on their families and friends. She said this would help prevent mental distress and illness among adolescents and young adults and manage recovery. Mr Stevens said: "As evidence in this country emerges - and the Chief Medical Officer is now looking at what we know and the impact of social media - we need to consider the links between health and ... (more...)
Illinois, Colorado, Washington report cases of polio-like illness in children Illinois, Colorado, Washington report cases of polio-like illness in children
- October 13, 2018

Like many children, Julia Payne , the toddler at Lurie, started to show signs of weakness and problems breathing on her own after a prolonged cold, said Dr. According to the CDC , other viruses like poliovirus and West Nile may sometimes lead to AFM. How many children have been diagnosed with AFM? . (more...)
Justice Department approves $69 billion CVS Health-Aetna merger Justice Department approves $69 billion CVS Health-Aetna merger
- October 13, 2018

It could also help steer Aetna customers into stores to shop. The result could make CVS a destination for more than just flu shots and treatment of minor illnesses. On Wednesday, the department and five other state attorneys general filed a civil antitrust lawsuit to enjoin the proposed merger, but included was the proposed settlement. (more...)
Gym offering free five-day pass for World Mental Health Day Gym offering free five-day pass for World Mental Health Day
- October 13, 2018

Those wanting to help raise awareness of mental health issues can choose to wear a green ribbon, seen as the global symbol for the movement. England, one in three employees in the United Kingdom have been formally diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point. (more...)
Human West Nile Virus case reported in Tolono Human West Nile Virus case reported in Tolono
- October 13, 2018

The state did not release the identity of the person who died from complications with West Nile, but the Lebanon Daily News published an obituary for Ruth Adams of Palmyra , who passed away after "a brief but fierce battle with West Nile Virus ". (more...)
Chicago girl diagnosed with rare polio-like disease Chicago girl diagnosed with rare polio-like disease
- October 12, 2018

All of the recent cases have arisen in northern Illinois, but Illinois Department of Public Health officials did not provide any more detailed information about the most recent case or the other cases. In some cases, the cause of AFM remains unknown. A growing number of cases are being reported across the country. This year, there have been 38 confirmed cases in 16 states across the U.S. (more...)