Saturday July 20-th, 2019

Excessive heat warning for the area starting today Excessive heat warning for the area starting today

An excessive heat warning is in effect until Saturday night. A parked vehicle in 95 degree heat can reach 129 degrees inside if the auto is left out for 30 minutes, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Friends, relatives, or ...

Why women's Alzheimer's risk is higher than men's? Why women's Alzheimer's risk is higher than men's?

Rates of Alzheimer's disease are higher in women than in men, and researchers now think they know why. "This research demonstrates that genetics may contribute to differences in risk and progression of Alzheimer's disease between men and wom...

Storms cancel hundreds of flights in Chicago-area ahead of excessive heat Storms cancel hundreds of flights in Chicago-area ahead of excessive heat

The high heat and oppressive humidity will linger through the weekend. Deloris Knight said she will keep the heat out of her eastside Detroit home by keeping her doors and curtains closed while running the small window air conditioner in her li...

House Passes Health Care 'Cadillac Tax' Repeal Bill House Passes Health Care 'Cadillac Tax' Repeal Bill

While the excise tax was meant to target high-value plans, "modest plans will also be impacted, meaning millions of Americans and their families could face higher co-pays and deductibles, causing some to decline employer-provided health care", Taylor...

Donald Trump: Rock Star Welcome for Ilhan Omar 'Staged' in Minnesota Donald Trump: Rock Star Welcome for Ilhan Omar 'Staged' in Minnesota

For her part, Rep. Omar has shown grace under fire after Trump supporters chanted " send her back " during his campaign rally in North Carolina on Wednesday. But the following month she landed in hot water again, when a video went viral showing her...

New Medical Study Reveals New Medical Study Reveals "Broken Heart Syndrome" May Be Linked To Cancer

The prevalence of malignancies in takotsubo cardiomyopathy is notably higher than in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). The condition is often triggered by stressful emotional situations such as the death of a loved one or physical stressors such as ...

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Face Rematch in Next Democratic Debate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris Face Rematch in Next Democratic Debate

CNN pulled out all the camera angles to determine the Democratic debate line-up, having multiple anchors shuffle cards to draw them out of boxes. The roster for the debate is nearly exactly the same as the first debate in Miami , though Montana...

U.S. drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018 U.S. drug overdose deaths fell slightly in 2018

Experts in the addiction and law enforcement fields suggest that the overall decline in overdose deaths could be the result of a combination of changes in prescribing that have tightened the supply of opioids. "We've taken historic action to fight th...

Researchers identify 20 year mortality gap associated with mental illness - PM

Nearly one in five people with anxiety disorders misuse alcohol, and those with social phobia report less physical activity. But even after controlling for risk factors such as smoking, physical activity and body mass index, the report found that...

Global commission into health inequities of mental illness gives blueprint for change

July 17, 2019 -Findings released today by a commission into health inequities experienced by people with mental illness lays bare their drastic physical health challenges, and recommends changes to health policy and treatment innovations to tackle wh...

Two Ebola workers killed in eastern Congo Two Ebola workers killed in eastern Congo

A case of Ebola has been confirmed in the city of Goma , Democratic Republic of Congo, the Ministry of Public Health said . According to it, all the co-passengers of the infected person and the driver will be vaccinated on Monday. He has left...

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared `health emergency` Ebola outbreak in Congo declared `health emergency`

By declaring it as a PHEIC, WHO has placed it in the rare category which includes other risky diseases like the Zika epidemic of 2016, flu pandemic of 2009 and also the 2-year Ebola epidemic that killed over 11,000 people in West Africa in 2016.

Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

Between 1999 and 2017, the number of annual drug overdose deaths in the USA ballooned from almost 17,000 to more than 72,000, according to federal data . On the other hand, state, county and even city initiatives to distribute more naloxone , the l...

Social media use linked to depression in teens Social media use linked to depression in teens

Those researchers concluded using social media less would significantly decrease feelings of depression and loneliness. According to the study co-author Elroy Boers, " Social media and television are forms of media that frequently expose adolesc...

New Ebola incident reported in Uganda New Ebola incident reported in Uganda

The current outbreak has killed 1,676 people - more than two-thirds of those who contracted it - since it emerged in August 2018. "The government of [the Democratic Republic of Congo] is doing everything it can". They also reinforced the need to pr...

First scientific review of menstrual cups confirms they're 100% safe First scientific review of menstrual cups confirms they're 100% safe

Affordable and reusable menstrual cups are safe and as unlikely as disposable pads or tampons to leak, according to the first major scientific review of the devices, published Wednesday. Menstrual cups "are incredibly, you know, good and useful and a...

Alberta Health declares syphilis outbreak; North Zone sees big spike

In four years, the overall reported cases of syphilis in Alberta increased nearly tenfold. In the Edmonton area, 977 cases of infectious syphilis were reported in 2018, an increase of 305 per cent compared to 2017, according to Alberta Health.

New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's

Understanding which genes are associated with Alzheimer's risk exclusively in either sex may help experts to develop methods to more accurately identify who is at risk of developing the disease. The researchers found differences between the sexes in ...

BC man dies of rabies after being bitten by bat BC man dies of rabies after being bitten by bat

The latest update on the page says " the funds we have raised can help arrange funerals costs and provide time for his family to grieve.If you are able to provide some further donations, it would be so appreciated. She adds most of the bats in this...

Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens

Researchers called it the first study of its kind that presents a "developmental analysis of variations in depression and various types of screen time". Furthermore, heavier users of social media with depression appear to be more negatively affected ...

Over 20 Million Unvaccinated Children Worldwide Each Year, WHO Says Over 20 Million Unvaccinated Children Worldwide Each Year, WHO Says

This is in line with the strategies to eliminate both measles and rubella outlined in the European Vaccine Action Plan 2015-2020, which was endorsed by all 53 Member States. WHO/Europe will continue to work with all countries in the Region to respond...

First Ebola patient in eastern Congo`s main city dies First Ebola patient in eastern Congo`s main city dies

But the World Health Organization expressed confidence in plans to deal with the diagnosis. The two top UN officials were chairing a high-level event on the ourbreak that included the DRC Minister of Health, Dr. But, he added, "I call on the popu...

16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS 16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS

United Nations member states also agreed to UNAIDS's 90-90-90 targets where 90 per cent of people living with HIV know their status, 90 per cent of HIV positive people are on antiretroviral treatment, and 90 people of people on treatment have an un...

Philippines declares national dengue alert Philippines declares national dengue alert

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said "the objective is very clear - we want to raise awareness among the public and more importantly in communities where signs of early dengue increase are evident". The regions which exceeded the epidemic thresh...

Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Dementia Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Dementia

This study was spearheaded by scientists at the University of Exeter in collaboration with researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of South Australia, and the University of MI. All were also genotyped, meaning their DNA was ana...

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