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College freshman dies from virus that killed 11 New Jersey kids College freshman dies from virus that killed 11 New Jersey kids
- November 22, 2018

Since then, five other students are confirmed to have the virus, according to a university statement . The university acknowledged the death of a student in a letter to the school community and said that six cases of "adenovirus-associated illness" have been confirmed on campus. (more...)
Breakthrough for peanut allergy sufferers Breakthrough for peanut allergy sufferers
- November 22, 2018

Biotechnology company Aimmune Therapeutics has developed a peanut allergy drug that showed lifesaving potential in clinical trials. Participants ages 18 to 55 saw no significant change, and a total of 551 people were tested. Half of the patients were able to tolerate four peanuts daily. Many children with peanut allergies and their families have to be constantly vigilant about peanut exposure. (more...)
Don't Give Infants Honey-Filled Pacifiers: FDA Don't Give Infants Honey-Filled Pacifiers: FDA
- November 22, 2018

The FDA just issued a safety alert reminding parents not to feed children younger than 1 honey, including in pacifiers. Botulism, which is rare but potentially fatal, is a serious illness caused by the botulinum toxin, which can cause trouble breathing, difficulty speaking or swallowing, facial weakness and paralysis. (more...)
Chickenpox outbreak is North Carolina’s largest since 1995 Chickenpox outbreak is North Carolina’s largest since 1995
- November 21, 2018

Parents would intentionally expose their kids to the virus , hoping to "get it over with" as quickly as possible. But since the regimen became commercially available, it has reduced the number of cases, as well as their severity. Gordon, who had her own kids vaccinated in the 1980s against polio and other diseases, added that she wouldn't have allowed her kids to get the chickenpox vaccine. (more...)
Romaine Lettuce Is Not Safe To Eat Whatsoever, CDC Warns Romaine Lettuce Is Not Safe To Eat Whatsoever, CDC Warns
- November 21, 2018

People with symptoms of an E. coli infection , such as severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting, and think you might have gotten sick from eating romaine lettuce, should talk to their doctor and report their illness to the health department. (more...)
Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility Eleventh child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility
- November 21, 2018

Health officials have officially said that due to the adenovirus outbreak 11th patient has died at a care facility in New Jersey. While answering some questions regarding this matter state commission said that it was not possible to move those little children who had already infected with adenovirus to another care facility since that could've been more unsafe to their health. (more...)
Parents say no to flu shots for children Parents say no to flu shots for children
- November 21, 2018

More than a third of parents say their child will not get the flu shot, according to a new poll from the University of MI. Sarah Clark is the co-director of the poll. Thirty-four percent of United States parents said their child was unlikely to get the flu vaccine this year, according to a report published Monday by C.S. (more...)
Outbreak of E.coli infections linked to romaine lettuce — CDC Outbreak of E.coli infections linked to romaine lettuce — CDC
- November 20, 2018

No deaths have been reported. The latest illnesses linked to the lettuce began between October 8 and October 31. All of those cases have been linked to romaine lettuce , and the CDC said consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce of any kind, as "no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand of romaine lettuce has been identified". (more...)
Sixteen Ebola WHO staff evacuated amid Congo clashes Sixteen Ebola WHO staff evacuated amid Congo clashes
- November 20, 2018

Michel Yao, WHO's coordinator for Ebola response operations in Beni, told AFP that no one was injured, adding that it was not known whether the shell came from the ADF or MONUSCO forces. Kalenga denounced the violence, and said the outbreak "remains unsafe, particularly in Beni". "The epidemic remains risky, especially in Beni", adds the Ministry of Health. (more...)
Prince Harry: HIV test is nothing to be ashamed of Prince Harry: HIV test is nothing to be ashamed of
- November 19, 2018

HIV testing should be seen as normal and sensible a precaution as getting a flu jab to protect yourself over winter, according to Prince Harry who is heading a campaign to end stigma that is leading to late diagnosis. "By getting tested, it could save your life", Prince Harry continues. Ian Green, chief executive of the charity, said: "We're thrilled to have the Duke's continued support for tackling HIV stigma and normalising testing, ahead of what we hope will be the most successful ... (more...)
First aid must include mental health, firms tell Theresa May First aid must include mental health, firms tell Theresa May
- November 19, 2018

Paul Keenan, CEO, Bauer Media UK & European Radio, said, "The impact of neglecting mental ill health in the workplace is two-fold: both an economic and human cost which we have the opportunity to alleviate". The Open Letter follows the delivery of a petition of over 200,000 public signatures to 10 Downing Street as part of a mental health campaign called 'Where's Your Head At?' founded by Natasha Devon MBE, Mental Health First Aid England and Bauer Media, which has received cross-party ... (more...)
Kids With Severe Peanut Allergies Could Build Up A Tolerance, Study Suggests
- November 19, 2018

Doses were gradually increased every two weeks for a period of six months, before continuing on a "maintenance dose" of peanut for a further six months. He brought his own cupcake to school birthday parties, learned to read food labels and turned 15 without ever tasting a Kit Kat, Twix or Three Musketeers bar, all of which may contain traces of peanut because they are made in facilities that process the nuts. (more...)
Google sister company puts glucose-sensing contact lenses on hold Google sister company puts glucose-sensing contact lenses on hold
- November 19, 2018

Alphabet Inc's life sciences division Verily said on Friday that it was putting on hold one of its oldest and highest-profile projects, a smart contact lens created to help monitor sugar levels, according to a report in Reuters. In part, this was associated with the challenges of obtaining reliable tear glucose readings in the complex on-eye environment. "In addition, our clinical studies have demonstrated challenges in achieving the steady state conditions necessary for reliable tear ... (more...)
Arizona flu cases down from last year, above five-year average Arizona flu cases down from last year, above five-year average
- November 19, 2018

One thing we've certainly kept an eye on is the amount of confirmed influenza A and B cases throughout the years. Last year, only 34 per cent was. "Our outbreak started before most of the rest of the province". "It not only prevents people from getting sick, it prevents people from giving the flu to other people who are at high risk". The flu (influenza) is a contagious respiratory infection caused by the influenza virus. (more...)
NC man's runny nose turns out to be leaking brain fluid NC man's runny nose turns out to be leaking brain fluid
- November 19, 2018

Phillpotts, who had been dealing with the runny nose on and off for five years and thought it was allergies, made an appointment at Mount Sinai Hospital in NY in February and discovered it was actually a cerebral fluid leak. 'You could be anywhere. During the days, his nose would run, and at night, he developed a nasty cough due to what he thought was mucus running down this throat. (more...)
Pfizer plans to increase prices on 41 medicines in January Pfizer plans to increase prices on 41 medicines in January
- November 19, 2018

In July, half a dozen or so major drugmakers agreed to pause, refrain from or reverse mid-year increases to prices on their products, an olive branch to an administration in the midst of rolling out policies aimed at rising drug costs. But by October, it became clear that Pfizer would go back to raising drug prices. While Pfizer regularly takes price increases throughout the year, these planned increases are fewer in number than it usually takes. (more...)
Raccoons drunk on crab apples spark rabies scare Raccoons drunk on crab apples spark rabies scare
- November 18, 2018

Locals had called authorities on the wobbly creatures out of concern they might have rabies . Beware of stray animals, and if they are still acting unusual - you should immediately inform the police. "So, Ptl Scarberry made his first apprehension today, taking this masked bandit into custody with assistance of Sgt Collins and several neighborhood residents. (more...)
The Impact of Low-Carbohydrate Diets on Metabolism The Impact of Low-Carbohydrate Diets on Metabolism
- November 18, 2018

Those who achieved the target weight loss were then randomly assigned diets varying from 60 percent (high) to 20 percent (low) carbohydrate . Researchers conducted a study called the "Framingham State Food Study", on which, diet of the participants was strictly controlled by providing them with fully prepared food-service meals for 20 weeks. (more...)
Sucking your baby’s pacifier could improve their health Sucking your baby’s pacifier could improve their health
- November 18, 2018

This simple procedure allows to prevent the development of allergies and asthma in kids, according to Science Daily. Of the 128 mothers participating in the research, 58 per cent reported that their child now used a pacifier. Maybe they didn't do it with their first kid, because many first-time parents are more likely to hold a ceremonial burning for contaminated baby gear than they are to allow their child near germs. (more...)
Wanaque Center Reports 11th Patient Death In Viral Outbreak Wanaque Center Reports 11th Patient Death In Viral Outbreak
- November 18, 2018

The child was among 34 pediatric adenovirus cases that have been associated with the current outbreak. "The grief from the loss of a child is overwhelming and we extend our deepest sympathies to this family and all of the families who have had to endure these awful losses", said Health Commissioner Dr. (more...)
An in-depth look at pancreatic cancer & treatment options #Change4Cancer An in-depth look at pancreatic cancer & treatment options #Change4Cancer
- November 18, 2018

While pancreatic cancer accounts for just three percent of all cancers and seven percent of cancer deaths, it is one of the five deadliest cancers which is why advocates like Samantha say raising awareness is so important. World Pancreatic Cancer Day , marked today, is an initiative of the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, which consists of more than 70 organisations from more than 30 countries. (more...)
Low-carb diets may burn more calories Low-carb diets may burn more calories
- November 17, 2018

Participants on the low carbohydrate diet burned 209 to 278 kilocalories a day more than those on the high carbohydrate diet - or about 50 to 70 kilocalories a day increase for every 10% decrease in the contribution of carbohydrate to total energy intake. (more...)
Like coffee? You may be genetically wired that way Like coffee? You may be genetically wired that way
- November 17, 2018

Even rye bread affinity is likely genetic . The main players that give coffee and tea their bitterness are caffeine , quinine - you might know it from tonic water - and a man-made substance called propylthiouracil (PROP) that also give Brussels sprouts their unique taste. (more...)
Denmark creates global research hub for antibiotics resistance Denmark creates global research hub for antibiotics resistance
- November 17, 2018

Also, the many decades of liberal use of antibiotics to promote the health of farm animals and the contamination of the environment with these drugs have led to various superbugs. Moreover, the latest estimates of 33 000 deaths per year in Europe due to antimicrobial resistance must serve as a wake-up call to us all. Meanwhile, Iceland - which has a population smaller than Bristol's - will suffer only 40 deaths because of antibiotic resistance, also known as antimicrobial resistance. (more...)
Camp Fire death toll jumps to 71, sheriff says Camp Fire death toll jumps to 71, sheriff says
- November 17, 2018

Some people who may have evacuated can't be reached because cell phone service is unreliable. And in 30 days, firefighters have battled more than 500 blazes, said Cal Fire, the state's forestry and fire protection agency. At least 145 people have gotten sick , according to the Butte County Public Health Department , and "the number of sick people is increasing every day". (more...)