Mothers who suck child's dummy to clean it may help prevent allergies

A surprising new study delved into why children form food allergies, and whether parents can do anything to prevent these annoying and sometimes deadly conditions. That being said, sucking your baby's pacifier to clean it might not necessarily lo... More..

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Experts urge discouraging reckless use of antibiotics
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Experts urge discouraging reckless use of antibiotics

They are often treated with antibiotics by mouth. "Americans understand that antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" are a public health threat, and they support putting the public and private sector research cont...More..

FDA recalls popular blood pressure med Losartan for possible cancer-causing impurity
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

FDA recalls popular blood pressure med Losartan for possible cancer-causing impurity

Sandoz recalled the affected blood pressure tablets due to trace amounts of N-nitrosodiethylamine found in the product and manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. This lot of the medication was numbe...More..

Withings Pulse HR marks a new step into fitness bands
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

Withings Pulse HR marks a new step into fitness bands

You'll be able to track your heart rate zones over time, giving you a better idea how to plan your workouts and reach your fitness goals. However, users also have to option to manually select what type of wor...More..

DeepMind transfers Streams mobile health app to Google control
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

DeepMind transfers Streams mobile health app to Google control

Dominic King. Google looks to be getting a firmer hold on NHS patient data by absorbing its DeepMind Health AI lab - a leading United Kingdom health technology developer. DeepMind has also been criticised...More..

West Virginia police 'apprehend' raccoon 'drunk' on fermented crab apples
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

West Virginia police 'apprehend' raccoon 'drunk' on fermented crab apples

Officers said they had received a pair of calls about potentially rabid raccoons in the town of Milton. The same thing you do with a drunk human: stick 'em in a jail cell until they sober up. Turns out, the bir...More..

Genetic study establishes strong link between obesity and depression
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Genetic study establishes strong link between obesity and depression

Previous reports have suggested that while obesity has doubled in the United Kingdom since 1990s, number of people using anti-depressants tripled. Researchers in Australia and the United Kingdom have found th...More..

Spending Too Much Time on Social Media May Increase Risk of Depression
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Spending Too Much Time on Social Media May Increase Risk of Depression

However, it should be noted that, first, the study was conducted with a rather small sample, and, secondly, researchers evaluated the use of social networks, only according from a smartphone (measured consumpti...More..

British tourist bitten by cat in Morocco dies from rabies
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

British tourist bitten by cat in Morocco dies from rabies

Health workers in Morocco and those close to the victim, who has not yet been named publicly, are being assessed for the disease and offered vaccinations if required. The infection is not found in United Kingdo...More..

New exercise guidelines say starting as young as 3 is best
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

New exercise guidelines say starting as young as 3 is best

Donald Lloyd-Jones, a preventive medicine expert at Northwestern University in Chicago. About 80% of adults and teens in the USA don't get enough exercise . Women are advised to do 150 minutes of moderate ...More..

by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fish oil, vitamin D no guard vs. cancer or serious heart trouble

While fish oil showed no reduction of risk of stroke in healthy adults, another analysis looking separately at heart attack found a 28 percent reduction among those taking fish oil, with a 40 percent reduction ...More..

Should Doctors Stay in
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Should Doctors Stay in "Our Own Lane" as Commanded by the NRA?

The NRA's tweet had more than 1,300 likes by mid-Thursday. "Oh, was I supposed to consult the NRA when my elderly patient with dementia accidentally shot themself holstering a gun they legally owned?" The r...More..

Last day to opt-out of controversial, national, online health database
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Last day to opt-out of controversial, national, online health database

Another concern was that domestic violence perpetrators might be able to find the addresses of former partners, particularly if both are parents and have access to their children's health data. This happened be...More..

Congo faces worst Ebola outbreak in nation's history
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Congo faces worst Ebola outbreak in nation's history

Besides militia attacks that have hindered health workers, the region's high population density and movements across the borders to Uganda and Rwanda pose additional risks the highly lethal disease could spread...More..

Athenahealth fetches $5.7 billion cash buyout offer
by | Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Athenahealth fetches $5.7 billion cash buyout offer

Veritas Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital plan to give athenahealth shareholders $135 per share in a deal that will take the company private. While activist investors such as Carl Icahn have acquired comp...More..

World Health Organization warns 'urgent action' is needed to tackle global misuse of antibiotics
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

World Health Organization warns 'urgent action' is needed to tackle global misuse of antibiotics

By 2050, some five million people could die each year in Asia alone due to resistance to antibiotic medicines or antimicrobials, according to United Nations agencies. Painting the numerous health risks asso...More..

DR Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

DR Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation's history

In its latest update, the health ministry said 291 cases had been confirmed and 201 deaths had been recorded. The current outbreak of Ebola, which began in July, is the 10th to hit the country since 1976. "...More..

More salmonella cases linked to raw turkey
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

More salmonella cases linked to raw turkey

Since the last update in the middle of July, 74 additional people in 26 states fell ill after coming in contact with raw turkey products purchased from a variety of sources. Most of the infections in this ou...More..

Conjoined twin girls successfully separated after six-hour surgery
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Conjoined twin girls successfully separated after six-hour surgery

The girls are likely to spend at least a week in hospital before continuing their recovery at the Children First Foundation retreat in Kilmore, where they were cared for in the lead up to the operation. But Bhu...More..

It's never too early to get the flu shot
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

It's never too early to get the flu shot

By this time past year, ADHS had counted 259 cases in Arizona, which ballooned to more than 35,570 for the season, with 1,178 deaths due to flu or pneumonia. The monitoring is done by the CDC'S U.S. Flu Vaccine...More..

Getting a flu shot in Mississauga and Brampton has never been easier
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Getting a flu shot in Mississauga and Brampton has never been easier

For most children, the flu vaccine is not usually an injection, just a quick and easy nasal spray. "It's a dead virus", said Stiles, "it does not cause the flu. Serese Marotta , FFF's chief operating offic...More..

Uganda's Ebola vaccination for high-risk health workers postponed to Wednesday
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Uganda's Ebola vaccination for high-risk health workers postponed to Wednesday

It follows the influx of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo who are fleeing violence. The Ebola virus is highly contagious and causes a range of symptoms including fever, vomiting, diarrhea, gener...More..

Democrats seize House control, but Trump's GOP holds Senate
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Democrats seize House control, but Trump's GOP holds Senate

He said in a tweet Wednesday that if they do, the Republican-controlled Senate may investigate Democrats. Democrats will use their new majority to reverse what they see as a hands-off approach by Republic...More..

by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

US Democrats win House, Republicans keep Senate

More women than ever were running, along with veterans and minorities, many of them motivated by revulsion over Trump. Two issues more than any others were on voters' minds. But in Kentucky, one of the top De...More..

Early birds may have lower breast cancer risk, study finds
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Early birds may have lower breast cancer risk, study finds

She passionately expressed that the walk assists in recognizing that "we need a cure for this and we need women to be more diligent about checking themselves and going for mammograms". Researchers from the Uni...More..

FDA Approves Opioid Drug 1,000 Times Stronger than Morphine
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

FDA Approves Opioid Drug 1,000 Times Stronger than Morphine

But critics of the drug and its potency - it's 10 times stronger than fentanyl - are tired that such a pill could add to the country's already alarming opioid epidemic . According to the FDA's statement, the...More..

As Public Urged To 'Take Responsibility For Their Own Heal0
by | Wednesday, November 07, 2018

As Public Urged To 'Take Responsibility For Their Own Heal0

In the paper - 'Prevention is better than cure' - health and social care secretary Matt Hancock announced the government would put "greater focus" on prevention but acknowledged this wasn't a job for the he...More..

Cellphone Radiation Causes Cancer in Rats, Government Study Finds
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

Cellphone Radiation Causes Cancer in Rats, Government Study Finds

Changes from draft report in February include higher level of confidence for conclusion about tumours in male rat hearts, to "clear evidence" from "some evidence", Bucher said . Jeffrey Shuren said in a state...More..

Breast Cancer Survivor Delivers a Touching Speech to Sorority
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

Breast Cancer Survivor Delivers a Touching Speech to Sorority

Zeta Tau Alpha sisters Piper Garick and Sydney Steele serve Cold Stone ice cream to students at the "Cones for a Cure" event on October 24 in the Eleanor Seattle Drawing Room. "We also need to know which biomar...More..

Zimbabwe pastor retracts HIV-cure claim
by | Monday, November 05, 2018

Zimbabwe pastor retracts HIV-cure claim

Zimbabwe appreciate new discoveries but we want them to go through scientifically proven processes and these processes are what we are following now. Police spokesperson Chief Superintended Paul Nyathi confirm...More..