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Health Care E-cigarette use might be responsible for critical lung illnesses
Author: 0 E-cigarette use might be responsible for critical lung illnesses

The reported cases include 30 from Wisconsin , with 15 confirmed cases and 15 more under investigation. DSHS reminds that vaping is not safe for kids, youth or young adults as most e-cigarettes contain nicotine , an addictive chemical that can affect brain development in their teens and 20s.

Health Care Sixth West Nile Virus case reported in Mississippi
Author: 0 Sixth West Nile Virus case reported in Mississippi

Using insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or products containing IR3535, always following label directions. So far this season, the three mosquito abatement districts in Salt Lake County have detected West Nile virus in 21 different mosquito pools around the county, the news release said.

Health Care World Health Organization pulls 'measles free' status for Britain after cases spike
Author: 0 World Health Organization pulls 'measles free' status for Britain after cases spike

Elimination can only be sustained by maintaining and improving coverage of the MMR vaccine . A second dose is given before school, usually at 3 years and 4 months of age, to ensure best protection. There are 8,000 five year olds in the east of England who are not fully vaccinated. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of Global Positioning System, said that vaccinations are "simple, easy and highly effective health interventions", reminding the public that in most ...

Health Care First Ebola cases surface in DR Congo's South Kivu province
Author: 0 First Ebola cases surface in DR Congo's South Kivu province

The eastern DR Congo province of South Kivu has recorded its first confirmed cases of Ebola in the country's year-old epidemic, one of which was a fatality, said the provincial government . World Health Organization spokesperson Christian Lindmeier said at the same briefing that dealing with "a highly mobile population on the run - is something that has been underlying this response since the beginning, which is why it is so hard to end it".

Health Care WNV identified in GF County resident
Author: 0 WNV identified in GF County resident

West Nile Virus has been found in Northwestern U.S. states for a number of years now. Mosquitoes breed in shallow, stagnant water. Use insect repellents when you go outdoors. Many more people are infected but do not develop symptoms. Those at greatest risk of serious disease are those with weakened immune systems, diabetes, high blood pressure, or kidney disease.

Health Care Two human West Nile virus cases in Washington County
Author: 0 Two human West Nile virus cases in Washington County

According to the Division, "Vector Control will continue monitoring activities throughout the county, and is increasing surveillance and control in the area of Greenville Loop Road". Even small puddles or containers with water will allow mosquitoes to breed. "We encourage residents to continue taking precautions when they are outside and be vigilant to protect themselves from mosquito bites".

Health Care Schumer says border wall money should be used to fight gun violence
Author: 0 Schumer says border wall money should be used to fight gun violence

Separately, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on Trump to divert $5 billion he's wanted to build his wall along the southern border to investigating domestic terrorism and conducting research on gun violence. A committee aide said a final decision to return has not been made. McConnell has declined to call the Senate back early and instead has instructed the chairs of three Senate committees to work on legislation that can be debated when lawmakers return from their recess on ...

Health Care Man dentures stuck in throat at James Paget Hospital
Author: 0 Man dentures stuck in throat at James Paget Hospital

He returned to the hospital six days later complaining of blood in his mouth and difficulties breathing and swallowing. According to a medical report, the retired electrician was sent home and given mouthwash, antibiotics and steroids to treat what doctors thought were the effects of having a tube down his throat during surgery and a respiratory infection.

Health Care Dayton shooter's friend will stay in jail
Author: 0 Dayton shooter's friend will stay in jail

Federal agents say Kollie, a longtime friend of Dayton, Ohio , gunman, Connor Betts , bought the body armor, a 100-round magazine and a gun accessory used in a mass shooting , but there's no indication that the man knew that his friend was planning a massacre.

Health Care Missing dentures found stuck in United Kingdom man's throat
Author: 0 Missing dentures found stuck in United Kingdom man's throat

An elderly British man thought his false teeth somehow fell out of his mouth during stomach surgery - just to find out they were lodged in his throat for eight days. A series of X-rays finally revealed the problem: a "metallic roof plate and three front teeth" stuck in his larynx. While the man did return to the hospital due to complications following the surgery, he eventually made a complete recovery.

Health Care Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates
Author: 0 Ebola drugs found to increase survival rates

The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), who cosponsored the trial said the results are " very good news " for the fight against Ebola . 'The best way to end the outbreak is with a good vaccine, as well as to do good contact tracing, isolation, and then, ultimately, treatment'. The trial is being carried out by an worldwide research consortium coordinated by the World Health Organization (WHO), the global health arm of the United Nations, which last month ...

Health Care Why Some People Are Boycotting Equinox
Author: 0 Why Some People Are Boycotting Equinox

In a joint statement Wednesday, Equinox and SoulCycle said they do not support the fundraiser and downplayed Ross's role with the brands. In Southern California, Ross' Related Companies owns and manages billions of dollars worth of real estate, including the now under construction Frank Gehry designed The Grand, a highly anticipated landmark development that will complement the adjacent Disney Concert Hall and connect with the nearby arts and cultural institutions through Gehry's distinct ...

Author: 0 Monitoring blood pressure can become as easy as clicking a selfie

They found that the video prediction of systolic blood pressure (the upper number) was nearly 95% accurate. Lee is research chair of developmental neuroscience at the University of Toronto. Through this method, specially designed technology processes imperceptible facial blood flow changes taken from videos captured using a smartphone camera (where red light is reflected from hemoglobin located from under the skin).

Health Care Trump proposes tighter gun control tied to immigration reform
Author: 0 Trump proposes tighter gun control tied to immigration reform

Legislation calling for stronger background checks on would-be gun purchasers passed in February in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives but have not even been put to a vote in the Republican-led Senate. "We have to put a stop to it". "We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments; leaders who demonize those who don't look like us, or suggest that other people, including ...

Health Care Beyond Local: Albertans urged to protect against West Nile
Author: 0 Beyond Local: Albertans urged to protect against West Nile

Summer is slowly coming to an end, but health officials say ticks and mosquitoes are not. In hot, dry weather, mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus breed in stagnant water and multiply rapidly. "It seems to me in Coaldale in this case they did not understand fully, and it turned into a major calamity there". While Albertans may be more concerned about West Nile risk when visiting other countries, Kennedy said most of the cases in the province over the past 15 years were not travel-related - ...

Health Care PGI doctors to boycott work today onwards in protest against NMC Bill
Author: 0 PGI doctors to boycott work today onwards in protest against NMC Bill

At AIIMS, resident doctors resumed emergency services around midnight but non-essential services, including OPD, remained suspended. When contacted, RDA President, Safdarjung hospital, Prakash Thakur, said that protest will continue. On Thursday, Rajya Sabha had passed the National Medical Commission Bill for replacing the corruption-plagued MCI with a new body, in what was described by the government as one of the biggest reforms for medical education in the country.

Health Care Kamala Harris reveals a different type of Medicare for All
Author: 0 Kamala Harris reveals a different type of Medicare for All

Biden, the front-runner right now in the 2020 Democratic race and the only top-tier contender who doesn't support a single-payer Medicare-for-all system, has repeatedly taken jabs this month at Harris over a lack of straightforwardness on how she'd pay for her plan.

Health Care Rwanda Briefly Shuts Congo Border Over Ebola Fears
Author: 0 Rwanda Briefly Shuts Congo Border Over Ebola Fears

The announcement to close the border came just hours after a third case of Ebola was recorded in Goma, widening the scope of the epidemic on its first anniversary. A government official told The EastAfrican that the Ministry of Health would give more details on the border closure but confirmed that the move was due to fears of the spread of the deadly virus.

Health Care Mayo Clinic Retains Top 'Best Hospital' Ranking
Author: 0 Mayo Clinic Retains Top 'Best Hospital' Ranking

The Mayo Clinic was the only hospital to rank in the top five for cardiology and heart surgery , cancer and orthopedics. The annual Best Hospital rankings and ratings, now in their 30 year, are created to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for health conditions and common elective procedures.

Health Care Trump administration to allow Americans to access lower-cost drugs from Canada
Author: 0 Trump administration to allow Americans to access lower-cost drugs from Canada

HHS Secretary Alex Azar said that he has had a prior discussion with Canada about importation - and that it would be up to U.S. states, pharmacies and distributors to address any obstacles. Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America says there's "no way to guarantee the safety of drugs" coming from outside the United States. During Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate, multiple candidates talked about the need to lower prescription drug costs.

Health Care 2nd confirmed Ebola case in Congo's city of Goma dies
Author: 0 2nd confirmed Ebola case in Congo's city of Goma dies

The Ebola outbreak was declared a " public health emergency " by the WHO on July 17. Goma , a city of around two million people, sits on the border with Rwanda and acts as a busy transportation hub, running an global airport and overseeing around 15,000 border crossings each day.

Health Care Pfizer to absorb Mylan Pharmaceuticals
Author: 0 Pfizer to absorb Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Robert J. Coury, Mylan's current chairman, will be executive chairman of the new firm. Mylan shares jumped 20% to $22.10, while Pfizer shares slipped almost 2% to $42.34 in early trading on Monday. Second-quarter adjusted earnings were $1.03 a share, topping the 95 cents average of Wall Street's estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Based on Monday's share price, the company is worth around $11 billion.

Health Care Kamala Harris unveils healthcare plan: 5 things to know
Author: 0 Kamala Harris unveils healthcare plan: 5 things to know

Kamala Harris released the details of her healthcare plan July 29, a few days before the second Democratic presidential debate . U.S. Sen. Cory Booker , D-N.J. And healthcare providers are similarly going to wonder how much they will be paid through the plan - one of the biggest questions surrounding Sanders' Medicare for All plan.

Health Care AU to pool African resources to support Ebola response in DRC
Author: 0 AU to pool African resources to support Ebola response in DRC

Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management and the EU's Ebola Co-ordinator, said: "The fight against the epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo stands at a crucial juncture". According to MSF, reported cases since early June average between 75 and 100 each week. The WHO declared the Ebola outbreak an worldwide health emergency earlier in July, after the haemorrhagic fever spread to Goma, a major urban centre near the border with Rwanda.

Health Care Deadly fungal disease might be linked to climate change, study suggests
Author: 0 Deadly fungal disease might be linked to climate change, study suggests

The Center for Disease Control has labeled C. auris a " serious global health threat ". Arturo Casadevall , an author of the study shared, the fungal infections have not been very common in humans. The researchers acknowledge that climate change is likely just one of many factors that led to its emergence. "Fortunately, Candida auris has not spread too wide swaths of the inhabitants, and wholesome individuals hardly ever develop an infection", he writes.

Health Care Brain-eating amoeba kills Guilford County man; how to keep yourself safe
Author: 0 Brain-eating amoeba kills Guilford County man; how to keep yourself safe

However, engaging in extreme water sports can be fatal if the water is forced up the nose during water activities like diving or water-skiing, officials said. Naegleria fowleri is commonly referred to as the "brain-eating amoeba" as it can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).