Health Care

Measles outbreak sweeping the US, CDC reveals

Measles outbreak sweeping the US, CDC reveals The CDC's 2018 midyear measles report appears high in comparison with recent years. Symptoms include a mild-to-moderate fever, a cough, runny nose, red eyes and a sore throat. The measles vaccine - known as the MMR or measles, mumps and rubella vaccine - is very effective. Dr. Michael McKenna with St. Vincent Medical Group urged all parents to get their child vaccinated. [Full Article...]

Indiana reports 1st human West Nile virus case of 2018

Indiana reports 1st human West Nile virus case of 2018 In 2017, there were 38 reported human infections of WNV and 4 WNV-related deaths reported in Orange County. The patients did not travel out of the state before becoming ill. He recommends using bug sprays with Deet, but there are other options like lemon eucalyptus oil that combat West Nile mosquitoes. Eliminate standing water where mosquitoes can lay eggs. [Full Article...]

Boxers or briefs? For sperm count, one is better, study finds

Boxers or briefs? For sperm count, one is better, study finds The team looked at data on 656 men who were seeking treatment at a fertility centre in American between 2000 and 2017, assessing the quality of their semen and asking the men to fill in questionnaires about their lifestyle, which included a question on whether they most frequently wore boxers, bikinis, briefs, or jockeys. [Full Article...]

Women with heart attacks more likely to die when treated by men

Women with heart attacks more likely to die when treated by men Previous studies based on data from Australia and Sweden have revealed that men and women experience different care if they have a heart attack , while United Kingdom research has shown women are more likely to be misdiagnosed . [Full Article...]

Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month

Opelousas General Health System Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week & National Breastfeeding Month Starting within one hour of birth, a child can be breastfed until the age of 2 years. Dr Nagarathna D.S., Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Apollo Cradle, Koramangala, said, "Breast milk provides the flawless source of nutrition for new born babies". [Full Article...]

Congo Declares A New Ebola Outbreak

Congo Declares A New Ebola Outbreak Twenty people have died from haemorrhagic fevers in and around Mangina, a densely populated town in North Kivu province about 30 km southwest of the city of Beni and 100 km from the Ugandan border. The Democratic Republic of the Congo has experienced nine outbreaks of the Ebola virus since 1976, when the nation was called Zaire. Salama explained that given that North-Kivu was an active confl... [Full Article...]

Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less

Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less Still, the fact that people with pre-existing conditions - which could be anything from acne to cancer - can be discriminated against or not have bills related to the condition covered will likely cause many people with health problems to avoid the new plans. [Full Article...]

Dementia risk of giving up booze in middle age

Dementia risk of giving up booze in middle age Researchers traced participants' health records for dementia using the databases of the national hospital episode statistics, the Mental Health Services Data Set, and the mortality register. "People who completely abstain from alcohol may have a history of heavy drinking and this can make it hard to interpret the links between drinking and health". [Full Article...]

Colorado Resident Hospitalized With Potentially Deadly Form Of West Nile Virus

Colorado Resident Hospitalized With Potentially Deadly Form Of West Nile Virus No human cases of West Nile have been reported in Louisville so far this year. An adult living in Mead is in the hospital for neuro-invasive West Nile Virus - a rare and sometimes fatal form of the illness. Most infected people don't exhibit any symptoms but if you do you should see a healthcare professional immediately. Those most at risk for serious complications are people older than 50 and... [Full Article...]

First mosquitoes of the summer tests positive for West Nile in London

First mosquitoes of the summer tests positive for West Nile in London So far this season, mosquitos carrying the West Nile Virus have been found in more than 10 communities. Only a very small per cent of people, one per cent, develop neuroinvasive West Nile, which can cause inflammation of the brain. "Removing standing water from your property is also a great way to reduce the number of places mosquitoes can breed". Turn wading pools upside down when not in use. [Full Article...]

‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ Devices Have Serious Side Effects, Unproven Claims: FDA

‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ Devices Have Serious Side Effects, Unproven Claims: FDA The FDA warned against " vaginal rejuventation" treatments. These are in fact used by licensed gynaecologists. The agency posted copies of letters it sent to manufacturers of the MonaLisa Touch, Femilift, Venus Fiore RF Ablation System and other devices, telling them to stop promoting them for the rejuvenation procedure. [Full Article...]

Smoking Ban In All Public Housing Starts July 31

Smoking Ban In All Public Housing Starts July 31 The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development created a no-smoking policy to stop the spread of second hand smoke in multi-unit buildings that went into effect today. That's something tenants have told us they're anxious about. "So, they had 45 days to talk about it". Smoking in public housing across the USA has been snuffed out. [Full Article...]

Man has all limbs amputated after dog's lick leads to infection

Man has all limbs amputated after dog's lick leads to infection A GoFundMe to help Greg Manteufel, a 48-year-old house painter who enjoys riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles, pay for prosthetics. Then, three weeks after he was first admitted, both of Greg's hands up to his mid palms were amputated. 'It hit him with a vengeance, ' his wife, Dawn Manteufel, told WITI. She said she didn't know which dog carried the bacteria, but that he had been around eight d... [Full Article...]

West Nile virus found in crow in Bangor Township

West Nile virus found in crow in Bangor Township While the virus can infect anyone, those over age 50 are at higher risk for severe infection. Mosquito populations on the East Coast are two to three times larger than normal this summer, according to an estimate by the The National Pest Management Association. [Full Article...]

Nasarawa Govt. offers free hepatitis screening for 1000 persons

Nasarawa Govt. offers free hepatitis screening for 1000 persons The WHO, in a statement, yesterday, said: " Viral hepatitis B and C affect 325 million people around the world ". The only way to know if you have hepatitis C is a blood test, called a hepatitis C antibody test. over 1 million , may develop chronic liver disease within 2 decades and 1%-4% of them may develop liver cancer. It often doesn't have any specific symptoms until significant liv... [Full Article...]

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Toronto shooting

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Toronto shooting The National Post spoke with a friend of Hussain who said he showed no interest in religion. Although ISIS has claimed Hussain was a follower , Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders said Wednesday that there is no evidence to support that claim. [Full Article...]

Every 3 Minutes, A Teenage Girl Is Infected With HIV

Every 3 Minutes, A Teenage Girl Is Infected With HIV The report warns that HIV prevalence can be high as up to 70 per cent among sex workers in some southern African countries; however, about three quarters of countries reporting to UNAIDS criminalise some aspect of sex work and sex workers report that condoms are often confiscated by the police. [Full Article...]

Mattis denies ‘policy changes’ made at Trump’s meeting with Putin

But Friday, Putin accelerated the timeline, saying that he's ready to come to the White House and revealing for the first time that he's invited Trump to Moscow. But speaking to reporters in South Africa, where he was attending a summit of BRICS nations, Putin said another meeting with Trump was still on the agenda. [Full Article...]

Prince Harry And Elton John Honour Princess Diana With Global AIDS Initiative

Prince Harry And Elton John Honour Princess Diana With Global AIDS Initiative The United States is by far the biggest funder of the global AIDS response. "Nobody needs to die of AIDS anymore". Dutch Princess Mabel warned that, unless the real needs of girls and young women were addressed, "we could lose an entire generation to HIV". [Full Article...]

China rocked by yet another massive vaccine scandal, outraged parents overwhelm censors

China rocked by yet another massive vaccine scandal, outraged parents overwhelm censors A firm determination should be mustered to improve the country's vaccine management system, and utmost efforts should be made to protect the people's interests and social security and stability, he said . Additional reporting from Reuters . "Once a darling of Chinese fund managers, Changsheng Bio-tech has lost almost half of its share value since the State Drug Administration uncovered its dat... [Full Article...]


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