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It also urged continuous training for primary healthcare workers to enable them detect and manage common mental health problems in community settings. Chambers says that Sadag is receiving more and more calls from young people who are in crisis and... More..

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Public encouraged to get free seasonal flu vaccine
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Public encouraged to get free seasonal flu vaccine

Although flu experts knew it was a rough season a year ago, they had no idea how bad it actually was. Because CDC wants people protected if flu breaks out early, "October as a rule of thumb is not unreasonabl...More..

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel goes pink this October
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel goes pink this October

The symphony will also have oncologists give testimonials and will show video interviews from community members about their breast cancer stories. After skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer a...More..

Local calls to end stigma this Mental Health Week
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Local calls to end stigma this Mental Health Week

Those interested can take action by educating themselves about mental health and recognize the signs of mental health issues. Academy manager Byron Anthony said: "It's well documented these days in regards ...More..

Nikki Haley to Resign as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Nikki Haley to Resign as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

The announcement was news to many congressional Republicans involved in foreign policy matters, and some key US allies did not get advance word from Haley or the White House . "It was a blessing to go into t...More..

Neanderthal genes helped early humans combat flu, hepatitis
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Neanderthal genes helped early humans combat flu, hepatitis

As a result, many modern Europeans and Asians have about 2 percent of Neanderthal DNA in their genomes, the researchers explained. It is so far known that Neanderthals and humans interbred at least twice ...More..

Vitamin D supplements don’t improve bone health, major study finds
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Vitamin D supplements don’t improve bone health, major study finds

On the other hand, the recent study admitted the potential benefits of Vitamin D supplements on bone health, among others, if taken during winter by those individuals that don't have a balanced diet. There ...More..

Even drinking a little each day ups your risk of early death
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Even drinking a little each day ups your risk of early death

For the study, the team looked at two large groups of people in the United States: more than 340,600 people in the National Health Interview Survey and more than 93,600 treated as outpatients at Veterans Admi...More..

Effectiveness of the flu shot
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Effectiveness of the flu shot

The Health Department will again offer the high-dose influenza vaccine this year. While not 100 percent effective, flu vaccines still provide a baseline level of protection, Martell said. "As a caution, cal...More..

Hugs may buffer against deleterious consequences of interpersonal conflict
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Hugs may buffer against deleterious consequences of interpersonal conflict

More than 400 women and men were interviewed each night for 14 consecutive days about their conflicts, hugs received, and positive and negative feelings. Murphy and Stratyner agreed that people can likely tell ...More..

1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food each day
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

1 in 3 U.S. adults eat fast food each day

Perhaps surprisingly, the CDC found that fast food consumption grew with increasing family income. Her team tracked data from in-person government surveys conducted with thousands of USA adults between 2013 and...More..

More Birds Are Getting Drunk This Year, MN Town Advises Residents
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

More Birds Are Getting Drunk This Year, MN Town Advises Residents

Drunk birds have been known to have difficultly flying. Apparently, the birds are getting boozed up from berries that fermented earlier than usual due to an early frost. How does a bird get drunk? Police did...More..

Bibb County Health Department offers free clinical breast exams
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Bibb County Health Department offers free clinical breast exams

They give physicians breast images that are, as the name implies, three dimensional, and therefore seen from several different angles. The effort is to educate the public on the dangers of delaying in seeking...More..

Warning that artificial sweeteners in Diet Coke ‘are toxic to gut bacteria’
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Warning that artificial sweeteners in Diet Coke ‘are toxic to gut bacteria’

Sweeteners are used in an array of products, with researchers concerned people may unknowingly be consuming the harmful ingredient. And while all of the tested sweeteners are deemed "safe for consumption" by...More..

Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Two scientists share 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Therapy developed from Honjo's work led to long-term remission in patients with metastatic cancer that had been considered essentially untreatable, the Nobel Assembly said . The drugs created from their d...More..

by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Arnold, Smith, Winter win 2018 Nobel Chemistry Prize

Arnold is only the fifth woman to win the prize in its 117-year history. Frances Arnold conducted the first directed evolution of enzymes, which are proteins that catalyse chemical reactions. Professor George...More..

Local Doctor: It’s time to get your flu shot
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Local Doctor: It’s time to get your flu shot

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview Tuesday night with The Associated Press. CDC officials called the 80,000 figure preliminar...More..

by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Chemistry Nobel 2018 Winners Include Fifth Female Laureate Ever

George Smith of the University of Missouri in Colombia and Gregory Winter of the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, United Kingdom, share the other half of the award for ...More..

Syria rebels deny pulling arms under Turkey-Russia deal
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Syria rebels deny pulling arms under Turkey-Russia deal

Earlier this month, Turkey , a backer of the opposition, and Russian Federation, which is the key backer of the Syrian government, agreed to establish a demilitarized zone at a depth between 15-20 km betwe...More..

Texas surf park closes after man dies from rare 'brain-eating amoeba'
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Texas surf park closes after man dies from rare 'brain-eating amoeba'

But the "brain-eating amoeba" infections can also occur in inadequately chlorinated swimming pools or heated and contaminated tap water, hot springs, geothermal drinking water, and water heaters. The Center for...More..

Pret A Manger vows ‘change’ after allergic teen dies eating baguette
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Pret A Manger vows ‘change’ after allergic teen dies eating baguette

JAB, a Luxembourg-based German-owned investor, announced its acquisition of Pret in May. There was no allergen information on the packaging or the store's food display cabinet, but this is not required by Bri...More..

Limiting kids' screen time improves brain function
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Limiting kids' screen time improves brain function

Walsh believes that the 30 percent of participants who did not meet any of the guidelines are those that have the most to gain from adjustment of daily behaviors. The children were also asked to fill in que...More..

US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

US, Japanese pair win Nobel Medicine Prize for cancer therapy

The winners were chosen for "for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation ". Honjo's research led to the clinical development of treating cancer patients by targeting that ...More..

First human case of rat hepatitis found in Hong Kong
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

First human case of rat hepatitis found in Hong Kong

Researchers at the University of Hong Kong identified the infection in September 2017 in a 56-year-old man who had received a liver transplant in May. The virus is known to be carried by pigs, wild boar, de...More..

Texas surf resort closed for ‘brain-eating amoeba’ testing
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Texas surf resort closed for ‘brain-eating amoeba’ testing

Samples from the pool have been collected for testing, with preliminary results expected later this week. BSR Cable Park owner Stuart E. Parsons Jr. A surfer in the United States died of the extremely rare "b...More..

Influenza: 80,000 people died from flu last season according to CDC estimates
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Influenza: 80,000 people died from flu last season according to CDC estimates

A poll by Insights West, on behalf of London Drugs, shows 78% of British Columbians think it is important to get a flu shot. For the upcoming season vaccine manufacturers have estimated distributing up to 168...More..

Amazon users report Alexa breakdowns with connectivity
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Amazon users report Alexa breakdowns with connectivity

It will be available in three colours, black, grey and white starting at Rs 4,499. At the base of either unit you'll find a couple of ports, one for charging and a 3.5mm jack that allows additional speakers t...More..

Flu Season: What You Need to Know
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Flu Season: What You Need to Know

The 1918 flu pandemic, which lasted almost two years, killed more than 500,000 Americans, historians estimate. During the past two flu seasons, the nasal spray was not recommended due to concern about its eff...More..

by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Aetna Sells Portion of Medicare Business to Fast-Track CVS-Aetna

As per the deal, Aetna will provide administrative services to, and retain the financial risk of, the Aetna Part D business through 2019. A similar acquisition deal between Cigna and Express Scripts has a...More..

Kavanaugh Apologizes to Klobuchar after Exchange about Drinking
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Kavanaugh Apologizes to Klobuchar after Exchange about Drinking

Klobuchar's father is an alcoholic. Kavanaugh later apologized for his question, but the exchange stood out Thursday in testimony from Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford . "Brett groped me and tr...More..