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One person from Jackson County likely died from West Nile Virus

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The woman, who is in her 60s, is hospitalized. Sullivan explains, "with the last few weeks of rain, the mosquito population has grown we were catching more mosquito's and then we had our first positive test". But officials say one in 150 people infected will develop severe infection, including West Nile encephalitis or meningitis. Missouri City is also increasing its spraying schedule. Read More »

Calls to ban iconic '70s-style baby walkers after numerous injuries

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Alarmingly, 91 per cent of reordered injuries were to the head and neck, while 30 per cent were concussions , closed head injuries and skull fractures. Using data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System , which collects information from roughly 100 USA hospitals, the study authors concluded that walkers "remain an important and preventable source of injury among young children". Read More »

Floyd County Health Department Issues Statement on Early Flu Season

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Harborview Medical Center has already treated one case of the flu this year. The flu a year ago killed more than 30 Delawarians, the highest amount since the state started keeping records in 2004. "All recombinant vaccine will be quadrivalent". Reed said the vaccine contains viruses that have been "inactivated" and thus can't cause influenza. Read More »

Fitbit launches new enterprise platform for health and disease management

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Fitbit initially signed Humana on as a customer back in 2013 and supports the insurer's wellness programs like Go365 and Humana Employee Assistance Program, which helps employers control rising costs due to chronic disease. "With Fitbit Care we are delivering a solution that empowers people to take control of their health, by providing the accountability, support, guidance and resources that remove some of the most hard barriers to behavior change", John Moore, MD, PhD, medical director ... Read More »

Scientist Say There's Hope For a Cure For Baldness

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The same chemical pathways help regulate a range of other cell functions in the body, including hair growth - which is where a synthetic sandalwood substance becomes an interesting player in the cure for baldness. How it works: The study found that hair follicle cells can actually "smell" the chemical (it was applied to scalp tissue), and, in turn the olfactory receptors can stimulate the scalp tissue, increase hair growth and decrease cell death. Read More »

Yogurt May Not Be So Healthy If It's Pumped Full Of Sugar

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Natural, Greek and Greek-style yoghurts proved to have the lowest sugar , averaging 5g per 100g. "With the exception of Greek yogurt, the average sugar levels were found to be well above the five grams per 100-gram servings of yogurt required by the European Union to be considered a product entitled to have a" green" labeling as a low-fat food. Read More »

FDA Threatens To Crack Down On E-Cigarettes

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In addition, she said, the ads will be on school education platforms such as where teens check their grades or sports scores. The agency will use geo-fencing, which allows marketers to reach people within specific locations, to reach populations around middle and high schools. Read More »

5 ways to prepare for the upcoming flu season

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What can you do to avoid the flu epidemic? She said: "By getting vaccinated against flu, healthcare workers can protect themselves, their families, colleagues and patients, making sure we have a healthy workforce and helping to reduce the pressure on services over winter". Read More »

Staggering 800% run since IPO propels Tilray to most valuable marijuana company

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Igor Grant, director of the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research . Currently, the disorder is treated using drugs originally developed for high blood pressure or seizures. "I think it's really exciting that we're targeting this indication that no one else has thought of targeting", Catherine Jacobson, director of clinical research at Tilray, told Bloomberg. Read More »

One In 11 Us Teens Use Cannabis In E Cigarettes

PARENTS of teenagers ought to pay attention to what the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said last week about e-cigarettes. Get breaking news alerts and special reports. "The big question that public health and tobacco control people should ask themselves is are we potentially going to see what appears to have happened in the USA, which is to say spikes in both e-cigarette use and potentially smoking?" This is the agency's latest effort in regulating the e-cigarette market ... Read More »

AbbVie paid doctors to overprescribe Humira, California alleges in lawsuit

AbbVie, Inc ( NYSE:ABBV ) has been sued by the California Department of Insurance for allegedly providing healthcare workers with kickbacks to prescribe one of its drugs. Services provided by the ambassadors were valuable to doctors, who didn't have to dedicate staff to assisting patients with insurance authorization and other follow-ups. Read More »

Trans fats can no longer be added to foods sold in Canada

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While companies selling those foods have been warned they need to start making changes now, you've actually got a lot longer than you think with your favourite treats before they're gone for good. Trans fats both raise "bad" cholesterol levels (low-density lipoprotein) in the blood, and lower levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein) in the blood. Read More »

Intake Of Low Dose Of Aspirin Results In Risks Exceeding Benefits

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It is used for a variety of ailments ranging from one-off pain relief from a headache to the prevention of blood clots in those at risk of heart attack and stroke. In the final 12 months of the trial, 62.1 percent of the participants in the aspirin group and 64.1 percent of those in the placebo group reported that they were still taking their assigned dosage. Read More »

There are only 4 personality type - scientists

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This is the first time that personality types have made it into a scientific journal. Researchers at Northwestern University say their work suggests that people can be broadly classified into one of four personality types: Average , reserved , self-centred and role models . Read More »

Cigna Says Express Scripts Acquisition Passes Antitrust Review

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In particular, the agency said the merger would not lessen competition in the sale of PBM services because Cigna's in-house PBM business is small and at least two other large PBMs and several smaller ones remain in the market. "We are pleased that the Department of Justice has cleared our transaction and that we are another step closer to completing our merger and delivering greater affordability, choice and predictability to our customers and clients as a combined company", said David ... Read More »

More than 9000 USA children are injured using infant walkers every year

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More than 90% of incidents led to head and neck injuries and the most common cause of injury - 74.1% - was falling down stairs. Additionally, the U.S. Almost three-quarters were hurt after falling down the stairs. "They're really not safe", she told NPR, adding that some parents put their children in walkers to keep them occupied while mom and dad are doing something else. Read More »

Household Cleaning Products May Be Making Children Fat

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Anita Kozyrskyj , a U of A pediatrics professor and lead on the investigation into how adjustment of infant gut microbiome impact health says that the results have shown that infants who are living in households where disinfectants are used at least twice a week are likely to have higher levels of bacteria called Lachnospiraceae at three to four months of age. Read More »

Ground-breaking research finds daily aspirin dose doesn't lead to longer life

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The use of aspirin by healthy people over 70 had no real impact on a person's likelihood to suffer from heart disease, dementia, stroke, cancer, or physical disability, the study found. But the rate of bleeding was significantly different. Among those taking aspirin, 8.6 percent experienced a major bleeding episode versus 6.2 percent of those taking the placebo. Read More »

An Emergency Physician Explains the Apple Watch ECG

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When you buy a new Apple Watch , turning it on is only the first step - next comes pairing it with an iPhone. With the launch the new Apple Watch, the company has now reduced the price of its a year ago launched Apple Watch Series 3 . Read More »

Daily aspirin may be harmful for healthy, older adults, large study finds

The study involved 19,114 people, mostly over the age of 70. But it had been unclear whether healthy people older than 70 would derive the same benefit. According to the study, aspirin proved ineffective for people who were suffering from high blood pressure or high cholesterol, who were on other drugs to mitigate the risk for heart diseases. Read More »

Zimbabwe cholera death toll rises to 25

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The government, which this week declared an emergency, has said it is committed to ending the outbreak. Twenty-six people have died in the cholera outbreak, which is the worst Zimbabwe has seen in a decade, according to Reuters Both the World Health Organization and the International Red Cross in Zimbabwe said they were stepping up emergency response efforts September 13. Read More »

2 cases of African swine fever detected in Belgium

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African swine fever causes haemorrhages in pigs and is usually fatal, with the most severe strains of the disease known to kill almost 100% of those infected. The fight against the disease is not a public health issue but an animal and economic health issue. Romania is Europe's second-largest pig farm. It warned: "If the disease were to reach the United Kingdom it would have a devastating effect on our export market and would also mean the humane culling of pigs on infected premises to ... Read More »

Washoe County Human West Nile Case Most Likely Acquired Locally

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Samples were submitted to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, which confirmed the diagnosis of West Nile on September 7. Health officials say early fall is the time when the risk of getting West Nile from a bite increases. The virus is spread through the bite of a mosquito that had been feeding on an infected bird. Most people affected by the virus do not develop symptoms, the health department said. Read More »

Gov. McMaster cautions SC residents as Hurricane Florence moves toward state

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In an update published at 5:33 a.m. ET on Saturday, the agency said that the storm is now striking SC and has a path through the in-land charted for the next few days. Areas from Wilmington through Fayetteville to Charlotte will experience 500-year to 1,000-year flood events, he said. That kind of scenario is likely to repeat itself all over communities in Eastern North Carolina, as swollen rivers flood towns and the pouring rain adds to the misery. Read More »

New flu vaccine available for those aged 65 and over this winter

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PENSIONERS are being offered a new three-strain vaccine as the NHS gets ready for the flu season. "Don't take risks with your health - the vaccination is still the first line of defence against flu, as it helps protect against the changing strains of the virus that circulate each year". Read More »

High-quality heart readings in new Apple Watch

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The iPhone XS comes with a 5.8-inch screen , as the iPhone X did. The 512GB version of the iPhone XS will be around €1,200. The phone includes a 12MP dual lens camera with "smart HDR" with "zero shutter lag" thanks to its new processor , taking multiple frame shots at once, even of moving shots, to combine the pictures together to "merge them into one flawless photo". Read More »

Zimbabwe declares cholera outbreak in capital city state of emergency

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The First Lady, Amai Auxillia Mnangagwa and two cabinet ministers have visited cholera patients at Beatrice Infectious Hospital in Harare following an outbreak that has so far claimed 21 lives. Informal housing areas without running water have mushroomed, and basic infrastructure has collapsed due to years of neglect. "As the government itself has now admitted, this is a national disaster which requires an immediate and effective response". Read More »

State reports two dead from West Nile virus

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In rare cases, the virus can cause serious neurological illness including encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain. Fortunately, roughly 80 percent of infected people won't exhibit any symptoms of the disease and only one in every 150 people will suffer from severe illness, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Read More »

Apple unveils its priciest iPhone, new smartwatch

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With a bigger screen comes a whopping 3 million pixels, so you will view photos, videos, and games sharpest on the iPhone XS Max . The iPhone XR will be shipped with a standard charging adapter, a USB-to-Lightning cable and a pair of Earpods. Read More »

US FDA targets e-cigarettes over 'epidemic' of underage use

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It's simply not tolerable. The FDA extended an Obama era deadline that would have required e-cigarettes on the market by 2016 to be reviewed starting this year. Most of the violations found in the undercover blitz, conducted from June through August, were for the illicit sale of Vuse, Blu, JUUL, MarkTen XL and Logic e-cigarette products, according to the FDA. Read More »

Dairy consumption linked to lower rates of cardiovascular disease

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Mahshid Dehghan, a senior research associate in nutrition Epidemiology at McMaster University, Canada , said in a press release. The observational see became as soon as in accordance to files from about 136,000 adults who took share within the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology ( PURE ) see, which unruffled weight loss program and successfully being files from folks in 21 global locations on 5 continents. Read More »

The FDA Blames This Popular Trend For Current Health 'Epidemic'

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Scott Gottlieb . But it's going to have to come, I think, going forward with some additional limitations on the availability and the types of products being marketed in order to stem what we're seeing as an epidemic of use among kids. "Hindsight, and the data that's now available to us, fully reveal these trends". Almost all e-cigarettes contain nicotine, and research shows that young adults who smoke or who use e-cigarettes are much more likely to binge drink than nonsmokers, the health ... Read More »

Flu vaccine clinics in South Lake Tahoe and West Slope

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Adults with chronic conditions need the flu vaccine because people with respiratory diseases like COPD, emphysema or asthma are seven times more likely to die if they catch flu , and people with cardiovascular problems like chronic heart disease or angina, or have had a stroke, are 11 times more likely to die. Read More »