4 new flu deaths reported by North Carolina health officials

VideoAuthorities are urging vaccinations after more than 6,000 Australians were diagnosed with the flu in December. Four more deaths from flu, including one in Tulsa County, are reported in Oklahoma in the past week. Meanwhile, Indiana is experienc... More..

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Many small kids in the USA are using too much toothpaste
by | Monday, February 04, 2019

Many small kids in the USA are using too much toothpaste

What is fluoride and why is the major ingredient in toothpaste? It must be noted that fluoride is a mineral, which is found in water and soil. A pediatric dentist in Chicago, Mary Hayes told Daily Mail th...More..

by | Monday, February 04, 2019

Obesity-linked cancer risk rises in young

In 2016, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (a branch of the World Health Organization) published a report linking obesity to a higher risk of 12 cancers: Colorectal, esophageal, gallbladder, gas...More..

Cancer lingers, but fight against it prevails in Turkey and the world
by | Monday, February 04, 2019

Cancer lingers, but fight against it prevails in Turkey and the world

Around one-third of deaths from cancer are due to the five leading behavioural and dietary risks: high body mass index, low fruit and vegetable intake, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and alcohol u...More..

Go Red For Women: Wear red today
by | Monday, February 04, 2019

Go Red For Women: Wear red today

In 2017, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology updated the definition of high blood pressure as a reading of 130/80 mm Hg. Yet living a heart-healthy lifestyle can help reduce the in...More..

Dramatic Increase in Teens' Smoking Risk With Previous Vaping
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

Dramatic Increase in Teens' Smoking Risk With Previous Vaping

The American Council on Science and Health notes that, "Unlike nicotine gums and patches, vaping, colloquially called e-cigarettes, mimics numerous mechanisms of cigarette smoking , making them less psycho...More..

HHS seeks to end 'backdoor deals' to lower drug prices
by | Sunday, February 03, 2019

HHS seeks to end 'backdoor deals' to lower drug prices

The Trump administration plans to ban rebates paid by pharma to insurance middlemen , and instead wants to see them passed directly to patients. "Big Pharma has been working nonstop to deflect attention fr...More..

by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

2 More Child Deaths Linked to Flu — CDC

It said Global Positioning System were also reporting an increase in flu-like illnesses at their surgeries and PathWest was seeing more confirmed flu cases. More..

Swine Flu Death Toll Rises; Rajasthan Worst-Affected
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Swine Flu Death Toll Rises; Rajasthan Worst-Affected

Pigs transmit influenza viruses to people - mainly to hog farmers and veterinarians - and less often, the flu passes the infection to others. A state health spokesman revealed more than 8,700 people were sc...More..

Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit When Accompanied By Behavioral Support
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit When Accompanied By Behavioral Support

They were randomly given either a nicotine replacement treatment of their choice, or an e-cigarette starter pack with one or two refill bottles. According to the study , after one year, 18 percent of e-cig...More..

Northwest US Measles Cases Prompt Look At Vaccine Exemptions
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Northwest US Measles Cases Prompt Look At Vaccine Exemptions

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is outlining the scope of the outbreak, and detailing what can be done to stop it in its tracks. Vaccinations are free for children and low cost for adults at ar...More..

Binghamton Devils Spreading Mental Health Awareness
by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Binghamton Devils Spreading Mental Health Awareness

District officials say the initiative has now enhanced the capacity of staff to better meet the needs for mental health supports in schools. Sault Area Hospital Foundation is pleased to receive a $10,000 gran...More..

by | Saturday, February 02, 2019

Patients in Northwest measles outbreak travelled to Hawaii

Thus far, Brazil has reported most of the imported measles cases during 2018. "The best defense against infection is vaccination, which the CDC says is about 97 percent effective", added Patel. So, how is it ...More..

Nebraska Top State for Flu Activity, According to New Index
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Nebraska Top State for Flu Activity, According to New Index

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports Influenza A (H1N1) pdm09, influenza A (H3N2), and influenza B viruses continue to co-circulate. Meanwhile here in Shelby County , health officials s...More..

Study Links E-Cigarettes To Heart Attacks, Strokes
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Study Links E-Cigarettes To Heart Attacks, Strokes

Recently, the CDC began to crack down on the use of e-cigs by young people, with reports that up to 11 percent of high school students have used a vape in the last month. The risks of smoking have been known f...More..

Why Congo's Ebola outbreak is still going strong
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Why Congo's Ebola outbreak is still going strong

The violence was allegedly triggered by a dispute over the burial of the customary chief of the Banunu community, it said. MONUSCO disclosed furthermore, 967 properties, including churches, schools and heal...More..

Measles Outbreaks Grow as Vaccine Rates Decline
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Measles Outbreaks Grow as Vaccine Rates Decline

A current statewide case count for the measles outbreak is available on DOH's website and will be updated daily. The Clark County Public Health said Thursday the people newly confirmed to have measles h...More..

Breakfast 'does not help you lose weight'
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Breakfast 'does not help you lose weight'

Meanwhile this new study, conducted by Monash University researchers, used evidence from 13 randomised controlled trials in developed countries, including the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan over 28 ...More..

Local school districts supporting Bell Let's Talk Day
by | Friday, February 01, 2019

Local school districts supporting Bell Let's Talk Day

On Bell Let's Talk Day , she stopped by the Your Morning studio to talk about it . Last year Bell Media provided $500,000 to the Institut universitaire en santé mentale de Montréal Foundation (FIUSMM)...More..

Doctor suggested pot cookies for 4yo boy
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Doctor suggested pot cookies for 4yo boy

The board did not look to revoke the license because the physician had prescribed ganja to a child, which for medicinal purposes is legal in the state of California . The child's problematic behavior, however,...More..

by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Health warning: Belgium student dies after eating leftover pasta

The next morning, his concerned parents went to check on him and found him dead. Although AJ experienced such symptoms, he assumed that they were simply part of While the student - known only as AJ - experien...More..

Need for urgent action to tackle obesity, climate change: Lancet
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Need for urgent action to tackle obesity, climate change: Lancet

The EAT-Lancet commission and the Lancet commission on obesity both mix science and advocacy to influence government decisions on food policy. But progress is patchy and too slow, the report authors warn. S...More..

United States insurer Aetna partners Apple for smartwatch health programme
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

United States insurer Aetna partners Apple for smartwatch health programme

An Apple Watch isn't required to join, and the device can actually be earned through the program. Called " Attain ", the Apple Watch app will reward Aetna customers for meeting activity goals and fulfilli...More..

Lack of sleep can make pain worse, study shows
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lack of sleep can make pain worse, study shows

That showed the neural mechanisms that pick up, evaluate and activate relief to natural pain signals are disrupted when operating on insufficient sleep. After having their baseline pain sensitivity recorded fol...More..

Too Much Screen Time In Toddlers Can Hamper Social And Motor Skills
by | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Too Much Screen Time In Toddlers Can Hamper Social And Motor Skills

These tests included measures of their communication skills (for instance, forming full sentences), gross motor skills (running and walking), fine motor skills (tying shoelaces or copying letters), as well as...More..

Measles Outbreak Worsens In Washington As Governor Declares Public Health Emergency
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Measles Outbreak Worsens In Washington As Governor Declares Public Health Emergency

That's resulted in 36 reported measles cases so far in Clark County, one in King County and one case in Oregon's Multnomah County , which includes Portland . Before mass vaccination, 400 to 500 people in th...More..

Israeli scientists say they'll have complete cure for cancer within a year
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Israeli scientists say they'll have complete cure for cancer within a year

The doctor went on to explain that other drugs have failed because they don't destroy cancer stem cells, adding: "If it does not completely annihilate the cancer, the remaining cells can start to get mutations ...More..

‘He was frank and fearless’: PM Modi condoles demise of George Fernandes
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

‘He was frank and fearless’: PM Modi condoles demise of George Fernandes

In a condolence message, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Fernandes was frank and fearless, and never deviated from his ideology. This desire to fight for justice became the defining quality of George Ferna...More..

by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Washington State Officials Declare State Of Emergency As Measles Outbreak Continues

According to figures from Clark County Public Health , 27 of those infected had not gotten a measles vaccine. The CDC also noted that the virus can be prevented with the MMR vaccine . "There are people who ...More..

by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Washington governor declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat, declared a statewide public health emergency for his state on Friday. Authorities in neighboring OR and Idaho have issued warnings. The counties' public health officials ...More..