Wednesday May 22-nd, 2019

Study shows benefits of minimally processed foods Study shows benefits of minimally processed foods

Participants agreed both diets were tasty and satisfying. Filling your plate with ultraprocessed foods really does appear to lead people to eat more and gain weight, according to a new study. "We need to figure out what specific aspect of the ultra...

Pediatricians Warn Infant Car Seats Should Only Be Used for Travel

They found that of the 348 infants who died while slumbering in sitting devices, 63 percent occurred in auto seats. A study published in the latest issue of Pediatrics, however, warns about the potential dangers of this seemingly innocent pract...

Study cautions against keeping sleeping babies in auto seats when not traveling

Dr. Colvin, who is also a pediatrician at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., explained that numerous deaths took place when the babies were unsupervised or when the auto seat wasn't being used properly. The study detailed that the major...

Over 500 including children test positive for HIV in Pakistani village Over 500 including children test positive for HIV in Pakistani village

Tragically, most of the infected are children and at least 60 percent of them are under the age of five. In a statement, it said there were concerns about 600,000 unqualified doctors unlawfully operating in Pakistan, 270,000 of them in Sindh province...

Officials Confirm New Measles Outbreak Officials Confirm New Measles Outbreak

Another Pierce County man was diagnosed over the weekend. A third patient is a high school student in Snohomish County and the fourth patient is a Pierce County man. An outbreak earlier this year in Washington's Clark County sickened at least four ...

Another case of measles identified in King County Another case of measles identified in King County

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ) and Prevention, the reported new cases represents a 9.8% rise in total measles cases . Last month figures showed that more than half a million British children are now unvaccinated against...

Monitor blood pressure at home: health experts Monitor blood pressure at home: health experts

Prof Pamela Naidoo CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa (HSFSA) states "Given that hypertension is treatable, it is important to know whether in fact you are at risk". "Another common issue is masked hypertension in which patients ar...

Safety grades: Norton earns three As, Jewish and University each Ds Safety grades: Norton earns three As, Jewish and University each Ds

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center was awarded its third consecutive "A" fromThe Leapfrog Group's spring 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade . Terri Church, director of quality management for Washington Regional, noted that while t...

Ric Flair's surgery rescheduled due to 'complications' Ric Flair's surgery rescheduled due to 'complications'

According to TMZ Sports , there was much uncertainty clouding the WWE legend's condition, with the situation being described as "very serious". "Conrad Thompson says the Ric Flair situation "is not as grave or serious" as TMZ makes it out, and says...

Pender health officials issues measles info after outbreak Pender health officials issues measles info after outbreak

Depending on the vaccine , more than one dose may be needed to build high immunity, enough to prevent disease and boost immunity that fades over time. Do I ever need a booster? It depends on when you were born . "The problem arises when indiv...

App May Help Parents Diagnose Ear Infections At Home App May Help Parents Diagnose Ear Infections At Home

The team hopes that this app might help parents easily diagnose ear infections in children in future. Dr. Randall Bly, one of the University of Washington researchers, uses the app on his daughter's ear. " Designing an accurate screening tool on ...

Walk Fast? Good News-You're More Likely to Live Longer Walk Fast? Good News-You're More Likely to Live Longer

It does not mean fast walkers will live longer - the report only proves a correlation, not a cause-and-effect - but experts say it suggests walking speed could be a crude way for doctors to judge their patients' general health alongside other tes...

How to prevent tick and mosquito bites How to prevent tick and mosquito bites

Disease-carrying ticks are relentlessly spreading across Ontario and Toronto Public Health officials are advising residents to be on the lookout for bites as spring temperatures climb. Ticks can not fly or jump; instead they rest on the ends of gra...

Vietnam culls 1.2m pigs as African swine fever spreads nationwide Vietnam culls 1.2m pigs as African swine fever spreads nationwide

Many provinces had failed to detect outbreaks and cull infected pigs properly due to the lack of funds and space required for burying the dead pigs, the government said on Monday. Animals can contract symptoms like high fever, weakness, skin lesions,...

See spring 2018 safety grades for 81 MI hospitals

Detroit Medical Center had two of its six hospitals on the list as did McLaren Healthcare Corp.in Grand Blanc and St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor. Being admitted to a hospital ranking lower for preventing accidents, injuries, errors, and ...

Preventive antibiotics after birth lower maternal infection risk by 42%

The researchers also estimate that the average cost to the NHS six weeks following birth for each woman who received the antibiotic was £102.50, compared with £155.10 for each woman who received the placebo. Knight says this will have a huge effect...

Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Wyoming Wednesday Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Wyoming Wednesday

The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund says that a total of 158 officers died in the line of duty in 2018. And when tragedy does strike, DOJ's Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program stands ready and able to assist the families of the ...

Study links low-dose aspirin to bleeding inside the skull Study links low-dose aspirin to bleeding inside the skull

Those who were on the placebo had a 0.46 percent risk of bleeding, but those taking a low-dose aspirin had a 0.63 percent risk, roughly two out of every 1,000 people. "Because the benefits of low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular ...

Mother kept away from baby due to drug test results

Elizabeth Dominguez was stunned to hear that she had tested positive for opiates the day she went into labor with her son Carter. "I called my husband freaking out saying 'how is this possible?' I don't do drugs", she said. "Anywhere from one to th...

Papa of the Pap Smear — Georgios Papanikolaou Papa of the Pap Smear — Georgios Papanikolaou

Today marks the 136th anniversary of the birth of the famous Greek physician and professor of anatomy Georgios Papanikolaou. Born in Kymi on the Greek island of Euboea on May 13, 1883, Papanikolaou is celebrated for inventing the test which detects...

With dementia cases set to triple, World Health Organization issues guide to cut risk With dementia cases set to triple, World Health Organization issues guide to cut risk

The health body has published its first guidelines to reduce the risk of cognitive decline and dementia - a condition that affects nearly 350,000 Australians and 50 million people around the world. The agency said its new recommendations could provid...

This is how many cups of coffee you should be drinking This is how many cups of coffee you should be drinking

One small study found that regular coffee drinkers were 16% less likely to develop Alzheimer's , and another study of over 50,000 women found drinking at least one cup of Joe each week was associated with a 15% reduced risk for depression.

New Acas advice on creating a positive mental health environment at work New Acas advice on creating a positive mental health environment at work

But men are also affected by body image . Eight per cent of adults in Northern Ireland have deliberately hurt themselves because of concerns about their body image, according to the survey. The charity wants the United Kingdom government to take a...

Spears, parents talk in court; evaluation sought Spears, parents talk in court; evaluation sought

Last month, we reported on Britney Spears checking into a mental health facility due to the emotional distress the crooner felt in relation to her father's medical problems. Britney was accompanied by her mother, Lynne Spears , who had requested...

Number of United States measles cases tops 800 Number of United States measles cases tops 800

While the 2019 outbreak has spread rapidly within NY, the virus has not spread to any additional states since the previous week, when Pennsylvania became the latest state to confirm at least one case. The vast majority of illnesses have been in NY - ...

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