Medicine

Black Death: Idaho boy is struck down with plague

Black Death: Idaho boy is struck down with plague Person-to-person transmission can happen but this rarely happens and health officials said that the case of the child in Idaho does not pose risk to others. "Wear insect repellant, long trousers and socks when visiting plague affected areas". Clean up areas near your home where rodents can live, such as woodpiles and lots with tall grasses and weeds. [Full Article...]

Being close to God could help you live longer!

Being close to God could help you live longer! A team of academics at Ohio State University in the U.S. has found the a mix of social supports, stress-relieving practices and abstaining from unhealthy habits lengthen the lives of religious people. Lifestyle guidelines, such as abstaining from drinking alcohol or taking drugs, could explain the boost, as well as practices which ease stress, such as praying or meditating. [Full Article...]

Twin Falls man prepares for marathon at Relay for Life

Twin Falls man prepares for marathon at Relay for Life Because people don't understand, but you don't really understand unless you're really part of it. The local event runs just half as long as once was the case; instead of 7 p.m. Nearly a year and I was diagnosed. The Hero of Hope is an annual honor given to a cancer survivor or person who has been an exceptional caretaker for someone who has struggled with cancer. [Full Article...]

Kate Spade's brother-in-law donates money to those affected by mental illness

Kate Spade's brother-in-law donates money to those affected by mental illness My daughter and I are devastated by her loss, and can't even begin to fathom life without her. Richard Friedman, a professor of clinical psychiatry, said in an op-ed piece in the New York Times that "the prevalence of suicide has fluctuated over time , often rising during periods of social strife" as was the case in 1932, during the Great Depression. [Full Article...]

Americans Eat Too Much Free Food at Work

Americans Eat Too Much Free Food at Work If so, you would want to think twice, perhaps, it's time to put down that office meals and other foods. However, the vending machines may not be entirely to blame as free foods were estimated to account for 71 percent of all calories acquired at work. [Full Article...]

One in three Americans take meds with depressive side effects

One in three Americans take meds with depressive side effects The possible depressive and suicidal effects become all the more potent because people are also taking multiple sets of these drugs in tandem with each other, a practice known as polypharmacy. The study also found that the numbers of Americans taking medications that have side effects listed as depression increased over the nine-year period. [Full Article...]

Impotence may be sign of heart problems, study says

Impotence may be sign of heart problems, study says The researchers found that, among the participants of the study carried over four years, those who reported ED were twice as likely to experience heart attacks, cardiac arrests, sudden cardiac death and fatal or non-fatal strokes. Adjustments to eliminate the influence of other possible variables had slightly reduced the risk, but still suggested similar results, where men with ED were nearly tw... [Full Article...]

Idaho child diagnosed with plague

Idaho child diagnosed with plague It is still unclear whether the child in Elmore County was exposed to the disease in Idaho or during a recent trip to or, according to the Central District Health Department. This strain of bacteria still occurs naturally in some rodent populations, spread by fleas in rats and squirrels, but is exceedingly rare in humans. "Wear insect repellent, long trousers and socks when visiting plague affecte... [Full Article...]

Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone

Topping the list was North Dakota, where suicides have risen by 57 percent from 1999 levels. TSPN and its volunteers work across the state to organize activities & projects promoting suicide prevention awareness, providing suicide prevention & crisis intervention training to community organizations, and conducting postvention sessions for schools & organizations after suicides occur. [Full Article...]

Toddlers Consume More 'Added Sugar' Than The Recommended Amount For Adults

Toddlers Consume More 'Added Sugar' Than The Recommended Amount For Adults Dr. Herrick said the easiest method of reducing added sugars in one's own and one's children's diets is to choose foods that do not contain added sugars such as fruits and vegetables. In a 24 hour window period, all the foods that the child was consuming was recorded. "These data may be relevant to the upcoming 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans ", she said in a society news release. [Full Article...]

KKR to Acquire Envision Healthcare for $5.5 Billion

KKR to Acquire Envision Healthcare for $5.5 Billion KKR's offer of $46 per share represents a premium of 5.4% to Envision's last close on June 8. Henry Kravis' firm, which has been part of three of the four largest LBOs of all time, inked its biggest LBO since the 2008 financial crisis, and is using debt levels unseen for this size deal since then, sources said. [Full Article...]

Salmonella melon recall includes these Georgia stores

Salmonella melon recall includes these Georgia stores Separately, the CDC is reporting an outbreak of salmonella linked to backyard chickens that had made 124 people in 36 states sick. According to our sister station KFOR in Oklahoma City, stores carrying the melon include Walmart, Walgreens, Whole Foods , Kroger, Costco, Jay C, Payless, Owen's, Sprouts and Trader Joe's. [Full Article...]

Avoid humid towels and multi-usage of kitchen towels

Avoid humid towels and multi-usage of kitchen towels The study found that 49 percent of the towels tested positive for bacteria and that the amount of bacteria was higher for towels used by large families or families with children, compared with towels used by smaller families or families without children. [Full Article...]

Justice Department takes aim at heart of health law

Justice Department takes aim at heart of health law Linda Muller, president and CEO of Cornerstone Healthcare, the mid-Hudson's largest low-income health provider, said it would be disastrous if "an entire class of individuals with pre-existing conditions are targeted" by a federal decision not to support them. [Full Article...]

UNICEF at forefront of awareness campaign to contain Ebola outbreak in DRC

UNICEF at forefront of awareness campaign to contain Ebola outbreak in DRC An Ebola health worker at Bikoro Hospital, Democratic Republic of the Congo. World Health Organization said four of the five approved drugs are now in the country, which are Zmapp , GS-5734, REGN monoclonal antibody combination, and mAb114, under the framework of compassionate use and expanded access. [Full Article...]

Trump Seeks End to Pre-existing Condition Mandate

Trump Seeks End to Pre-existing Condition Mandate The move is part of a lawsuit filed by 20 GOP led states who argue Obamacare should be overturned. These sections of the law, along with the mandate that insurers provide comprehensive coverage, are the bedrock of Obamacare's protections for those with pre-existing conditions. [Full Article...]

Scientists develop blood test to predict likelihood of premature births

Scientists develop blood test to predict likelihood of premature births Until now, doctors have lacked a reliable way to predict whether pregnancies will end prematurely, and have struggled to accurately predict delivery dates for all types of pregnancies, especially in low-resource settings. The scientists used blood samples from 21 of them to build a statistical model, which identified nine cell-free RNAs produced by the placenta that predict gestational age, and va... [Full Article...]

Survivors fearless rain, cancer, for annual Relay for Life

Survivors fearless rain, cancer, for annual Relay for Life Saturday. "If it wasn't for (the community), I don't think it would have been as easy for me", breast cancer survivor Jo Ellis said. Roberts Lodge That Gives provides a home away from home free of charge for Nova Scotians undergoing cancer treatment and other services that help local patients and their families during a hard time. [Full Article...]

Broccoli coffee is a thing, because you're not eating your vegetables

Broccoli coffee is a thing, because you're not eating your vegetables According to CSIRO , every two tablespoons of the powder equals a full serving of nutritious broccoli. " Research shows the average Australian is still not eating the recommended daily intake of vegetables a day, and options such as broccoli powder will help address this ", Lloyd said Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon: Quarterly profit forecasts hurt economy

Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon: Quarterly profit forecasts hurt economy In the op-ed, Dimon and Buffett said the pressure to meet short-term earnings estimates has contributed to a drop in the number of public companies in the United States in the past two decades. Buffett and Dimon helped produce a set of voluntary governance guidelines two years ago, which was signed by more than one dozen executives. JPMorgan Chase reported lower fourth-quarter earnings Janu... [Full Article...]


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