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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 »

Second patient diagnosed with monkeypox in England

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The virus lives in animals, including primates and rodents, but can sometimes "jump" from animals to people, the World Health Organization says. "So, just to reassure those who have not yet realised this post is actually a (bad) joke, WE ARE NOT treating any individual for monkeypox at Royal Preston Hospital". Read More »

FDA Considering Ban on Flavored E-cigarettes

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Gottlieb is remarkably cavalier about throwing adult smokers under the bus in the name of preventing adolescents from experimenting with e-cigarettes. To gain clearance to return to the market, the companies would have to prove that the benefits to adults who use e-cigarettes to stop smoking outweigh the risks associated with youth vaping. Read More »

Watch out: Prince William's new mental health initiative

And of these people , only half spoke to their employer about their stress, anxiety or low mood, according to a survey of 44,000 carried out by the mental health charity Mind. He added: "Our experience shows us that, with the right culture of support, employees can experience poor mental health at times, or live with an ongoing mental health condition, and still succeed and thrive at work". Read More »

FDA takes ‘historic action’ on youth e-cigarette ‘epidemic’

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A government-commissioned report in January found "substantial evidence" that young people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try cigarettes. Tobacco stocks are surging after the Food and Drug Administration threatened the industry to combat the widespread flavored electronic cigarette use among young people. Read More »

Two West Nile Virus Deaths Confirmed in Glenn, Yuba counties

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The risk of serious illness to most people is low, health officials said, but less than one percent can develop serious neurologic illnesses such as encephalitis or meningitis. Make sure your doors and windows have tight-fitting screens to keep out mosquitoes. Homeowners should drain standing water, where mosquitoes lay their eggs. Read More »

Be a hero today and join organ donor register

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Anthony Clarkson, interim director of organ donation and transplantation for NHS Blood and Transplant, said: "It's tragic that so many people from Hampshire have died waiting for a transplant - what is shocking is that many of those lives could have been saved, had more families agreed to donate organs". Read More »

Woman's tongue suddenly grows hairy after she was involved in a crash

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A 55-year-old patient complaining of nausea and a bad taste in her mouth was actually suffering from a rare condition known as "black hairy tongue". The woman was given different medication and her hair-raising symptoms went away after four weeks. In spite of the name, black "hairy" tongue isn't hair at all. Read More »

UN gathers experts to stop swine fever pandemic

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In the city of Jiamusi, Heilongjiang Province, 26 of the 203 pigs on a farm in the Xiangyang district were confirmed to be infected and 10 died. The disease has travelled vast distances in the world's largest pork producer from Jiamisu, Heilongjiang, on the border with Russian Federation to Wenzhou, in Zhejiang province, which is 3,000km (1,865 miles) to the south. Read More »

Airport security trays spreading germs, study says

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Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare wrote in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases that live viruses - including rhinovirus and influenza - were found on 10 per cent of the surfaces tested at Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport, including payment terminals, staircase railings, passport-checking counters, and children's play areas. Read More »

‘Security trays at airport carry viruses’

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Of the samples tested, security trays were found to pose the highest potential risk of viral contamination, with four of eight samples testing positive. "A passenger has a virus and they breathe down into them they can deposit a little bit of virus along with their shoes and luggage into the bin", he said . Read More »

Painkiller linked to increased risk of heart problems

Because it would likely be unethical (and costly) to conduct the sort of large-scale randomised trial that could definitively confirm these suspicions, though, the Danish researchers behind the new paper opted for an unique sort of study . Read More »

Meaford West Nile Positive Mosquito In Grey Bruce News Centre News

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They are still struggling to bite, breed and, alas, spreading illnesses such as the virus of West Nile fever . The peak season for West Nile Virus in the Athens area ends around middle September, but while mosquito season is winding down, experts say the public should still be aware of potential dangers. Read More »

Blood-testing startup Theranos is shutting down

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Theranos's other, unsecured creditors are owed at least $60 million, and the company is trying to negotiate a deal with Fortress that would see those creditors get the $5 million in cash that Theranos still holds. Theranos hit its commercial peak in 2013-14, amassing a $10 billion (£7.7 billion) valuation. In June, both Holmes and the Silicon Valley company's one time president Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani received criminal charges accusing them of defrauding investors as well as doctors and ... Read More »

Ministry welcomes World Health Organization findings about global physical activity trends

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High-income Western countries are particularly inactive, perhaps because of a trend towards more sedentary jobs and pastimes, and a higher reliance on vehicles to get around. In the United Kingdom, 40% of women and 32% of men were insufficiently active in 2016. In restrictive Saudi Arabia and Iraq , for instance, more than half of all adults were insufficiently active, the study found. Read More »

AAP Recommends Injectable Flu Vaccines Over Nasal Spray for Children

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Past year was a rough flu season , so we are getting the word out early to help get you prepared. There were nearly 31,000 people hospitalized for the flu, and 180 children who died from the flu. The CDC urges nearly everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated each year. Officials in Mecklenburg County said last year's flu season was the worst they'd seen in at least a decade. Read More »

Common painkiller linked to an increased risk of heart problems

There is "little justification" for Global Positioning System prescribing diclofenac given its cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks when compared to other NSAIDs, researchers have warned. The authors mention that although the relative risk was increased, the absolute risk remained low for each individual patient. However it is still available over the counter in Australia in low doses. Read More »

What's At Stake In The Latest Affordable Care Act Court Battle

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The Trump administration sitting out the case has left defense of the law up to Democratic state attorneys general. If the judge rules that the health law is unconstitutional because Congress zeroed-out the individual mandate, 17 million people could lose their insurance and popular provisions - such as protections for preexisting conditions and coverage for young adults up to age 26 - could be wiped out. Read More »

Unexpected airport surface 'harbours more germs than a public toilet'

Overall, the study found that 10 percent of the surfaces tested contained viruses. While germs are known to spread in airplanes, plastic security trays have been found to pose the greatest health threat at airports. Virology expert Niina Ikonen from the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare said: "The presence of microbes in the environment of an airport has not been investigated previously". Read More »

How do I find out my heart age?

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It also gives suggestions on lifestyle changes to help people reduce their heart age such as losing weight, quitting smoking , exercising regularly and cutting back on alcohol. In the East of England, 75 percent of people who have taken the test have a heart age that is at least one year older than their actual age. The heart age test, developed by experts, asks people over the age of 30 to answer a series of questions about their lifestyle and physical health. Read More »

IVF children at increased hypertension risk

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Ki Park, an interventional cardiologist at University of Florida Health, who was not involved in the research. "And they show up early", Park added. In an accompanying editorial , Larry Weinrauch, MD, of Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues pointed out some limitations of the study. Read More »

YouTube star Claire Wineland dies just days after double lung transplant

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Announcing the news on Monday, Wineland's family confirmed that they had chose to take her off life support following a week of intensive care. The foundation said she was surrounded by her parents when she passed away . "When you're talking to someone who has a disability or has an illness, expect that they live lives like yours", Wineland explained in a January 2015 video titled "Tips for Interacting with a Sick Person ". Read More »

10 killed in rat fever in Kerala, government issues alert

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Kerala health minister KK Shailaja said that there is no shortage of leptospirosis preventive medicines. "We can control this if everyone follow the instructions of the health department. A health ministry spokesman said as of Sunday there had been almost 200 confirmed cases of what is locally called rat fever - the waterborne disease leptospirosis transmitted via the urine of infected animals, with symptoms including muscle pain and fever. Read More »

Blood-Testing Firm Theranos to Dissolve

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, who started the company when she was 19, was celebrated as a rising Silicon Valley star until it became clear that numerous claims about the company's supposedly revolutionary blood test were bogus. Theranos was once valued at $9 billion. Theranos is closing up shop, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday night, citing a shareholder email. Read More »

'Do not eat or sell any' Honey Smacks cereal, CDC says

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While most people recover within a week, some illnesses can last longer and be very severe, especially in young children, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems. It's is an oval-shaped, sweetened puffed wheat cereal with a golden brown color. "We ceased production of Honey Smacks cereal in June when we learned of the possible connection to the Salmonella outbreak and have not yet shipped any new cereal to retailers", a representative from Kellogg Company said in a ... Read More »

Zoo elephant dies suddenly of herpes

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Taronga Zoo said EEHV was present in nearly all Asian elephants but it only causes illness when the animals are young. 'Although she fought bravely, her condition rapidly declined and she passed later in the afternoon. Tukta (left) was the third of six Asian Elephants born so far at Taronga Zoo as part of a breeding program. She was born on November 2, 2010, after a gestation period of 658 days, nearly four years since the elephants arrived to be in the regional conservation program. Read More »

A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk

Moreover, levels of insufficient physical activity are more than twice as great in high-income countries as compared to that of low-income nations, with a five per cent increase in higher income countries between 2001 and 2016. The WHO recommends each adult do at least 150 minutes "moderate-intensity" exercise - such as brisk walking, swimming or gentle cycling - each week, or 75 minutes "vigorous-intensity" activity - such as running or team sports. Read More »

More than a quarter of the world's adults don't move enough

The WHO recommends at least 150 minutes of "moderate-intensity" exercise , such as brisk walking, swimming or gentle cycling weekly, or 75 minutes of "vigorous-intensity" activity like running or team sports. - Country with the highest level of insufficient activity: Kuwait (67 percent). More than half of all adults in Kuwait, American Samoa, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq were insufficiently active, while inadequate levels elsewhere of 40 per cent appeared in the USA, 36 per cent in the United ... Read More »

Urgent appeal for organ donors in Cambridgeshire

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But although the number of donors is increasing, and the waiting lists are reducing, there are still 6,000 people across the United Kingdom waiting for a lifesaving organ-transplant right now. "She felt that as she would be happy to receive an organ transplant , she was also happy to donate". Seaton man Daymon Johnstone, who had a vital kidney transplant aged five and has competed in the British Transplant Games for more than 20 years, hopes the move will help save lives which are now being ... Read More »

Nurse discovers her Colleague was a Preemie she Cared for in 1990 ❤

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Seminatore, a second-year pediatric resident completing a child neurology residency at Stanford University, had joined Wong's team, according to the statement from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital . They even provided a photo that was snapped all those years ago of Seminatore sitting on Wong's lap. "Vilma was my daughter's primary nurse, I just simply love her!" wrote Monica Rodriguez Regalado. Read More »

Inspirational Cystic Fibrosis Patient Is Dead at 21

The popular inspirational speaker and vlogger was open about her diagnosis of the genetic disease, which causes the body to produce incredibly thick mucus, which can block other processes in the body, make breathing hard, and cause infections, as per the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation . Read More »

What Is Your Heart Age? 80% Get Higher Age In NHS Test

Knowing their heart age helps people to find out whether they are at risk and consider what they can do to reduce this risk. Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation, said: "Millions of people in the United Kingdom are unknowingly living at high risk of a heart attack or stroke due to their lifestyle, their family history of heart disease , or undiagnosed conditions including high blood pressure and cholesterol". Read More »