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WHO report cautions against antibiotics overuse worldwide

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Bacteria can become resistant when patients use antibiotics they don't need or when they don't conclude their treatments. In contrast, so-called "reserve" antibiotics - those only used as a last resort for specific infections against multi-drug resistant bacteria - made up less than 2 percent of total antibiotic consumption. Read More »

Hundreds infected in worst Ebola outbreak in Congo’s history

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Congo's health ministry says the latest Ebola outbreak has now become the worst in the country's recorded history with 319 confirmed and probable cases. "As complex and challenging as this outbreak is, I am confident... we can and will end it", Ghebreyesus added. After decades of conflict, Ebola response teams have faced misinformation and mistrust from some local populations who are reluctant to allow vaccination programmes or follow rules for contact tracing and safe burials. Read More »

Salmonella Tied to Turkey Sickens 164 in 35 States

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The infection, caused by contaminated raw turkey products, has killed one person in California and hospitalized 63 more around the country. So far, one person has died. Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps, according to the CDC. Most people recover without treatment. People are advised to thaw turkey in the microwave or in the fridge in cold water, which is changed every 30 minutes. Read More »

Google Said to Hire Geisinger CEO to Lead Healthcare Initiatives

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Google has been snapping up healthcare executives recently. It also has its life sciences spinout Verily and has backed biotechs like Calico. With that, Aucker says the move to Google makes a lot of sense for Dr. He joined Geisinger in 2016 . "I am honored to take on the role of interim CEO at this important time for Geisinger and the healthcare industry. This is a commitment to the community that should continue well beyond all leaders in the organization". Read More »

Smoking, Diabetes May Be Especially Risky for Women's Hearts

The team of researchers looked at data from 471,998 individuals aged between 40 and 69 years from the UK Biobank database (56 percent of the population were women). Every one per cent increase in the number of calories eaten after 6 p.m. - about 20 calories in a 2,000-calorie daily diet - was associated with higher fasting glucose, insulin and insulin resistance, all of which are associated with an increased risk of diabetes. Read More »

Surgeons in Australia successfully separate conjoined twins from Bhutan

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The paediatrician confirmed the twins were in recovery and that their breathing tubes had been removed but where they will go next will depend on their progress. The delicate procedure took place over six hours and involved about 25 surgeons, nurses and anesthetists, according to CNN affiliate 9 News . The surgical team will also split in half once the initial separation is complete. Read More »

AHA: Flu Season Can Send More Heart Failure Patients to Hospital

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Each year in the USA, the flu is estimated to cause between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths and up to 710,000 hospitalizations. A child died in Florida during the first week of October. Last season's flu vaccine turned out to be only 40 percent effective. Ott says there are a lot of misconception out there concerning the flu vaccine and it safety. Read More »

Essex County records first influenza case of season

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC , called last year's influenza outbreak "a high severity season" across all age groups. "We do know from the Southern Hemisphere, which is not always a ideal correlation, that it was a relatively quiet year for the Southern Hemisphere, and they were in an H1N1 year, which is included in this (year's) vaccine, so it could be a good match". Read More »

CVS Health reports good financial results in Q3

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CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This piece of content was first published by Baseball Daily News and is the property of of Baseball Daily News. Read More »

Uganda is vaccinating for fear of Ebola virus spread

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Uganda has started vaccinating health workers against Ebola in a border district near the outbreak in Congo, where the highly infectious viral disease has killed 189 people. The vaccinations are crucial to stemming transmission "in a highly endemic belt for hemorrhagic fevers", said Anthony Mbonye, a professor of health sciences at Uganda's Makerere University. Read More »

Trump faces restraints after Democrats win US House

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Speaking at a wide-ranging White House press conference, Trump , by turns combative and conciliatory, said Democrats and Republicans should set aside partisanship to work together. And in Virginia, Democrat Abigail Spanberger, a former Central Intelligence Agency official, unseated Representative Dave Brat, a Tea Party darling who himself scored a huge upset four years ago when he defeated his predecessor, Eric Cantor, the Republican leader, in a Republican primary. Read More »

Trump points to second term as U.S. president

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is hailing "a new day in America". Two issues more than any others were on voters' minds. Some 25% described health care and immigration as the most important issues in the election. Democrats' performance in the House battlefield was mixed. The Republican incumbent had been branded Barbara "Trumpstock" by Democrats in a race that pointed to Trump's unpopularity among college-educated women in the suburbs. Read More »

FDA approves opioid painkiller 1,000 times stronger than morphin

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The tiny pill - just three millimeters in diameter - is likely to worsen the nation's drug crisis , according to critics and the head of the FDA's advisory committee on painkillers. "As a single-dose, non-invasive medication with a rapid reduction in pain intensity, DSUVIA represents an important alternative for healthcare providers to offer patients for acute pain management", Dr. Read More »

Healthcare prevention plan worthy, but funding an issue

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He said: "As well as the rights we have as citizens to access NHS services free at the point of use, we all have responsibilities too". More detail is promised next year but a " vision document " today highlights "predictive prevention" as an important new element of public health. Read More »

Controversial Zimbabwe clergyman apologises for HIV cure claims

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The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) yesterday threatened to slap the PHD founder with a lawsuit within seven days because his HIV/Aids treatment claim is risky and leaves patients prone to infection. "I carry a very important apology to the ministry, to the public at large and all organisations. Facts are facts. I have seen the hand of the Lord healing his people", Magaya said. Read More »

First Flu-Related Death Recorded in the State

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But as the country moves closer to winter, Canadians can expect the sounds of sneezing and hacking to ratchet up as the annual flu fest gets fully underway, say public health physicians, who would like to see the number of Canadians laid low by the virus dramatically curtailed. Read More »

Tenth patient dies after viral infection at NJ nursing center

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The child was a resident at Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell and contracted adenovirus 7 before October 22, New Jersey Health Department officials said in a news release. Preliminary tests have ruled out the strain linked to the 10 deaths at the Wanaque facility. Adenovirus usually poses little risk for healthy people. Read More »

Parkinson's may start in appendix, study

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The function of the appendix for a long time has not been explained but recently have been discovered to contain a substance that destroys the brain cells. He said he found the study results convincing. Additionally, he would have liked to see more information on how the age when the appendectomy was performed changed the risk of developing Parkinson's disease, as well as potential reasons for the differing effect in rural areas. Read More »

Cellphone Radiation Links to Cancer in Male Rats

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The final reports of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) released on other day also provided some evidence of tumors in the brain and adrenal gland of exposed male rats. The report also says that the radiation levels were much higher than what people are exposed to when using their cellphones. No malignant gliomas developed in the control group. Read More »

Booms and Busts in Organic Rice Protein Sales Market

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Upsurge in healthcare and cosmetics industries in India, Japan, and China combined with the low manufacturing cost as compared to the US and European countries, is likely to drive the growth of protein ingredient market in this region. Read More »

Several Changes In Store As Obamacare Open Enrollment Begins

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In the past, consumers would pay a penalty if they were not enrolled in a health plan. Joshua Peck of the nonprofit Get America Covered which supports people enrolling in plans on the ACA marketplace says some of the alternative plans offered by private insurers don't have to cover pre-existing conditions. Read More »

2 more measles cases confirmed in New Jersey

AFC Urgent Care at 1667 E. Main St. Duncan, SC on Sunday, Oct. 14 between 9 a.m. and noon or MEDcare Urgent Care at 301 E. Wood St. Spartanburg, SC on Saturday, Oct. I strongly encourage everyone to review their immunization records and make sure they are up-to-date on all vaccinations. "If you're planning an global trip, the World Health Organization recommends that adults or adolescents unsure of their immune status get a dose of measles vaccine before traveling", Dr. Read More »

Children's flu clinic to be held in Bangor Thursday

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Williams-Rodriguez said. The flu has started its annual tradition of making people miserable, but it's far too early to know whether we'll see a repeat of last year's deadly season. It won't give you the flu. In a 2011 University of MI study, scientists infected 17 healthy people with the flu virus and found that they all contracted the illness, but only half suffered from the symptoms. Read More »

Teal Pumpkins Have Special Meaning This Halloween

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A teal pumpkin on a doorstep means the resident has non-food treats available, such as glow sticks or small toys. Don't forget to add your address to the participation map on the FARE website , so that those seeking non-food treats on Halloween night know where to go. Read More »

Dogs detect malaria by sniffing children's socks

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It's still early days for the research , but those working on the project hope their study could be used to develop a rapid and non-invasive test for the disease, which continues to kill almost half a million people worldwide each year. 'This is a reliable, non-invasive test and is extremely exciting for the future'. According to the World Health Organization, since 2000 six at-risk countries have been certified malaria free. Read More »

Nurse confesses he killed 100 patients by lethal injection

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The nurse serving a life sentence for two murders is going on trial on charges that he killed a further 100 patients at two hospitals in Germany. Hoegel was jailed in February 2015 for two murders and several attempted murders of intensive-care patients at the Delmenhorst hospital near the northern city of Bremen. Read More »

Breast cancer suvivor shares her fight against disease

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One of the most common symptoms of breast cancer is the presence of a lump or mass in the breasts, which did not previously exist. Also known simply as the Breast Cancer Care App, BECCA is available on smart phones, tablets, and computers. Read More »

Healthcare Roundup-Ninth child dies in New Jersey respiratory illness outbreak

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In addition, a premature baby died following the discovery of a bacterial infection at Newark's University Hospital this month, state health officials have said. The most recent date of illness onset was October 22, and it is believed that those sickened became ill between September 26 and October 22. The first report was made September 26, and health officials began to survey the facility on October 10. Read More »

Hundreds walk to raise awareness about breast cancer

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From the opening ceremony to the post-walk entertainment, a Making Strides event is a celebration of survivors an opportunity to remember loved ones lost. (JUSC), told Arab News: "The tournament aims to support breast cancer awareness". It is unclear how many people die from metastatic breast cancer, as no one is required to report a metastatic diagnosis. Read More »

River Valley Law Enforcement Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Saturday, several prescription drug take back events took place across the Rio Grande Valley. Prescription drugs can be dropped off from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. It also says that flushing medications or throwing them in the trash is a danger to waterways and wildlife. The drop off service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. Read More »

Death toll hits 7 in outbreak at pediatric center

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The strain afflicting the children is usually associated with acute respiratory illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , which on its website instructs health workers to report unusual clusters to state or local health departments. Read More »

One-Dose Flu Treatment Reduces Symptoms But No Substitute For Vaccine

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Since 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that the flu has resulted annually in 9.2 to 35.6 million illnesses, 140,000 to 900,000 hospitalizations and 12,000 to 80,000 deaths. The price will be $150 for the single dose, but the company says it plans to offer a coupon that will bring the price down to $30 for people with commercial insurance. Read More »

Now's the time to get your flu shot

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Jennifer Lo, medical director at BPHC and an instructor of family medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine, said that both employees working at City Hall, including Mayor Martin Walsh, and members of the public walked in and got vaccinated. Read More »