Yogurt: A good source of vitamins, minerals…and sugar

The Government is targeting yogurt as part of its childhood obesity plan, and wants companies to remove 20 per cent of sugar by 2020. Often marketed as a healthy dairy product, yogurt is not necessarily good as it contains free or added sugars ... More..

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One person from Jackson County likely died from West Nile Virus
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

One person from Jackson County likely died from West Nile Virus

He spent 17 days in the hospital in August as doctors did tests to determine the cause for his extreme illness. The department said the occasional dip in day and evening temperatures hasn't removed the risk...More..

Family Focus: Doctors warn of injuries, deaths from using baby walkers
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Family Focus: Doctors warn of injuries, deaths from using baby walkers

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. To many parents, they seem like a safe and easy way for b...More..

Fall 2018 flu vaccine clinics available
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Fall 2018 flu vaccine clinics available

What is a flu shot made of? Some of the age ranges for certain vaccines have been lowered and some vaccines were reformulated to better prevent now circulating viruses. To bring this number down, people who ...More..

by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Fitbit pops after expanding its partnership with health insurer Humana

Through this partnership, more than 5 million Humana members will have the potential to access Fitbit wellness solutions or health coaching. Pellegrini and John Moore, the former Twine Health co-founder and...More..

West Nile virus found in horses across Kansas
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

West Nile virus found in horses across Kansas

Horses all across the state have been diagnosed with West Nile virus over the past several weeks, according to the Kansas Dept. of Agriculture. West Nile virus is spread to people through the bite of an infec...More..

by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Researchers Dosed Octopuses Ecstasy, and Here's What Happened Next

The eight-legged invertebrates are separated from humans by more than 500 million years of evolution. Researchers studied the genome of a kind of octopus not known for its friendliness toward its peers, then ...More..

Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Synthetic Sandalwood Maintains Hair Growth in Human Tissue

This new research, released by Monasterium Laboratory, Münster, and conducted on skin samples taken from men who had recently undergone face-lift surgery shows that not only does the aroma stimulate keratin pro...More..

Yoghurt contains more sugar than soft drinks
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Yoghurt contains more sugar than soft drinks

Unsurprisingly, desserts contained the most total sugar , at an average 16.4g/100g, an amount that represents more than 45pc of energy intake. Many yoghurts - particularly organic products and those market...More..

One in 11 U.S. teens have vaped cannabis, new study finds
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

One in 11 U.S. teens have vaped cannabis, new study finds

There's also a risk that vaping cannabis may expose teens to more potent doses of the drug and higher levels of chemicals in marijuana like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) than they might get by smoking a joint, s...More..

Brazos County Health Department says get the flu vaccine soon
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Brazos County Health Department says get the flu vaccine soon

Last year's flu season was especially bad, as more than 700,000 people in the United States were hospitalized. But the CDC reports that there are several new things this season. All LAIV vaccines will be quad...More..

Tilray is first Canadian company to import medical pot to U.S.
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Tilray is first Canadian company to import medical pot to U.S.

The study is to examine its safety, tolerability and usefulness for essential tremor (ET ). Shares of British Columbia-based cannabis producer Tilray Inc. The UC San Diego School of Medicine's Center for...More..

by | Friday, September 21, 2018

California insurance commissioner sues AbbVie over Humira

It's global sales topped $18 billion United States in 2017. AbbVie Inc. generated almost $1.3 billion in tainted health insurance claims for its blockbuster immunosuppressant Humira by paying kickbacks in the...More..

Canada's ban on trans fat officially goes into effect today
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Canada's ban on trans fat officially goes into effect today

Artificial trans fats are particularly widely found in certain restaurants and fast-food chains because they can be reused to deep-fry foods over and over again in commercial fryers. The industry uses cheap, ea...More..

Low dose aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Low dose aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly

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. People were recruited between 2010 and 2014, a...More..

New types of personality identified
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

New types of personality identified

The new study, led by Luís Amaral of the McCormick School of Engineering, will be published September 17 by the journal Nature Human Behaviour . Average personalities have high extraversion and high neu...More..

Parents should note FDA warning about vaping
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Parents should note FDA warning about vaping

In the online survey of 1,500 adults aged 18 and older, 75 per cent of respondents said government should be able to make rules for packaging and labelling of e-cigarettes; 69 per cent agreed promotion and mark...More..

The DOJ just approved Cigna's $67 billion merger with Express Scripts
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

The DOJ just approved Cigna's $67 billion merger with Express Scripts

Yesterday's approval "bodes well for the pending USA antitrust review of CVS Health Corp's proposed $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna Inc.", writes Reuter's Caroline Humer. Insurers, pharmacy-be...More..

West Nile virus detected recently in Sullivan County
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

West Nile virus detected recently in Sullivan County

SCHD Health Administrator/Environmental Specialist Matthew Herrick warns residents to take safeguards against mosquito bites until the first hard frost of the year. The most recent case is a man in his 50s, who...More..

Drowning victims in Horry sheriff van caught in flood waters are identified
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Drowning victims in Horry sheriff van caught in flood waters are identified

Horry County referred all questions about the incident - including whether the women had been locked up or were merely being transported - to state investigators, who said they had no new information to relea...More..

More than 9,000 US children are injured using infant walkers every year
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

More than 9,000 US children are injured using infant walkers every year

Between 1990 and 2014, there were 230,676 infant-walker related injuries in children younger than 15 months, researchers estimate based on data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System. "I don't ...More..

Disinfectants may be making children overweight, scientists say
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Disinfectants may be making children overweight, scientists say

They also assessed household exposure to detergents, disinfectants and eco-friendly cleaning products. More than 80 percent of homes use cleaners with disinfectants at least once a week. This lack of associ...More..

Daily aspirin 'does not improve health', study finds
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Daily aspirin 'does not improve health', study finds

Taking aspirin daily does not reduce the heart attack or stroke and has no benefit in prolonging life free of disability, a study has found. It was called the Aspirin In Reducing Events In The Elderly (ASPR...More..

Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday

While the 2017 walk attracted over 500 pre-registered participants, this year's walk attracted over 700 participants, indicating a growing awareness of Alzheimer's disease throughout the Miami Valley. The money...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Aged over 70 and healthy? A daily aspirin won't help

The Monash University-lead ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) trial, involving more than 19,000 patients in Australia and the USA, found that one 100mg aspirin a day did not prolong life free of...More..

Waukesha, Milwaukee monitoring two cases of West Nile Virus
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Waukesha, Milwaukee monitoring two cases of West Nile Virus

The health department said in a statement Thursday that all the cases have been reported since July. Kohr added in a press release that the horses are a part of a recent spike in confirmed cases in Wyoming. E...More..

Solo Colonoscopies, Cannibal Calories, and More 2018 Ig Nobel Prize Winners
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Solo Colonoscopies, Cannibal Calories, and More 2018 Ig Nobel Prize Winners

The 28th annual ceremony was hosted at Harvard University, and real Nobel laureates handed out the prizes. Other winners included teams that showed that the majority of people that use complicated products,...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

'Aspirin-a-day risky in old age' - major study

An aspirin a day may not keep the doctor away, new research suggests. The report informs consuming Aspirin might also increase the risk of a potential internal bleeding. The group taking aspirin had an increa...More..

Missouri Woman Steals Dying Daughter’s Painkillers To Feed Opioid Addiction
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Missouri Woman Steals Dying Daughter’s Painkillers To Feed Opioid Addiction

She faces stealing and abuse charges of a vulnerable person . The police claimed that Ballweg was the primary caregiver for her terminally-ill daughter, who is in hospice care and prescribed fentanyl and o...More..

Zimbabwe cholera deaths rise to 25
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Zimbabwe cholera deaths rise to 25

The outbreak has been blamed on poor sanitation, the proliferation on food vending as well as continued lack of clean running which has forced residents, in some cases, to resort to unsafe wells to acquire the ...More..