Wednesday November 21-st, 2018

Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce — CDC Warning Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce — CDC Warning

As of Tuesday, the grower, supplier, distributor and brand of the infected lettuce is not known, the CDC said . The outbreak could be linked to all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes o...

Sucking your baby's pacifier might protect them from allergies, study says Sucking your baby's pacifier might protect them from allergies, study says

In a survey of 128 mothers, those who cleaned their children's pacifiers by sucking on them appeared to suppress serum IgE levels beginning around the time their child reached the age of 10 months (P=.048), with continued divergence through the t...

Why we shouldn't like coffee, but we do Why we shouldn't like coffee, but we do

So when they sample Brussels sprouts, dark leafy greens and alcohol, they'll get an intensely bitter flavour and will probably dislike the initial taste. "Basically, if you have the quinine and PROP genes, you have a stronger sensation of bitter ...

Low-Carb Diets May Burn More Calories

However, by examining the effect that diet had on the way the participants burned calories, the researchers discovered that maintaining a low-carb diet was key. Additionally, the researchers found that levels of ghrelin, a hormone that increases ap...

Experts warn against overuse of antibiotics Experts warn against overuse of antibiotics

The more bacteria adapted to antibiotics, the situation becomes threatening in the future. According to the IPU, heath services are seeing an increase in levels of antibiotic resistant infections, and this is thought to be largely due to the over...

Camp Fire death toll jumps to 71, sheriff says Camp Fire death toll jumps to 71, sheriff says

While the number of missing persons grew to alarming new levels, the Sheriff also confirmed that 329 people had been found. Honea said the list of missing was dynamic and could easily contain duplicate names and unreliable spellings of names.

NHS staff shortages could triple in the next decade, think tanks warn NHS staff shortages could triple in the next decade, think tanks warn

Richard Murray, policy director at the King's Fund, told the Press Association the NHS had less than a year to address the problem. Mr Murray said: 'They have very little time'. The plan is being produced by health leaders, including NHS England, t...

Coffee is Bitter and Horrible-Why Do We Like It?

The reasoning is all about our genetic predisposition to bitterness - in short, whether we find some substances more bitter than others will put us in one particular hot drink camp. "It improves our understanding of people who are big drinkers of alc...

FDA issues voluntary recall on widely used blood pressure medication FDA issues voluntary recall on widely used blood pressure medication

Keep in mind that abruptly stopping heart or blood pressure medication can be unsafe, as noted by the American Heart Association. Sandoz has made the recall with the knowledge of the U.S. The medicine was distributed nationwide. Continue taking losar...

Health campaigners call for ban on freakshakes Health campaigners call for ban on freakshakes

Toby Carvery's Unicorn Freakshake came number one on a list published by Action on Sugar of sweet milkshakes served at United Kingdom restaurants and fast food outlets. Kawther Hashem, a researcher for the campaign group, based at Queen Mary, sai...

Withings Launches Pulse HR with a Battery that Lasts for 20 Days Withings Launches Pulse HR with a Battery that Lasts for 20 Days

The original Pulse launched way back in 2013, so unsurprisingly, this new entry in the line - dubbed simply Pulse HR - comes with a number of upgrades. Pace, distance and time are displayed on the screen and can be tracked live on the user's phone....

Google consolidates DeepMind Health under Google Health Google consolidates DeepMind Health under Google Health

With the well-publicised scandals around the use of users' personal information by large advertising-driven technology firms such as Google and Facebook , Google's direct involvement with the NHS is likely to come as a shock to many.

Over 10,000 Structures Destroyed By Camp Fire Over 10,000 Structures Destroyed By Camp Fire

Two more people were killed during the Woolsey Fire, which also destroyed more than 400 structures and displaced about 200,000 people in the mountains and foothills near the Malibu coast west of Los Angeles. By Thursday, Camp Fire, which has destro...

The My Health Record Opt-Out Date Has Been Extended The My Health Record Opt-Out Date Has Been Extended

Today Labor's 12 month extension was voted down 32-30 in the Senate but an amendment by One Nation to extend the opt-out period to January 31st passed. The protections and other changes are awaiting the green light from parliament, with the House of ...

Study finds causal link between social media use, depression Study finds causal link between social media use, depression

All those likes, shares, videos, posts and stories on Facebook , Instagram and Snapchat could be making you depressed and lonely. Few prior studies have attempted to show that social media use harms users' well-being, and even those that did exp...

New exercise guidelines say starting as young as 3 is best New exercise guidelines say starting as young as 3 is best

New evidence has also shown a link to immediate health benefits including a reduction in blood pressure and anxiety and improvements in quality of sleep and insulin sensitivity. Background: Most adults and adolescents in the United States aren't a...

Athenahealth fetches $5.7 billion cash buyout offer - 11/12/2018 9:10:20 AM Athenahealth fetches $5.7 billion cash buyout offer - 11/12/2018 9:10:20 AM

A prominent athenahelath investor and a private equity firm will spend about $5.7 billion on the medical billing software maker and take it private. After the transaction closes, Veritas and Evergreen will combine athenahealth with Virence Health, ...

World Antibiotic Awareness Week focuses on working together World Antibiotic Awareness Week focuses on working together

As for medicines in the Reserve category, though they account for less than two percent of total antibiotic consumption in most high-income countries, they have not been reported by most low- and middle-income countries, indicating that some countrie...

Death toll tops 200 in DR Congo Ebola outbreak Death toll tops 200 in DR Congo Ebola outbreak

Nearly 200 people have died since August, officials say, with more than 300 confirmed or probable cases. Since the outbreak began in August, 191 people have died, about half of them in Beni, a city of 800,000 people at the epicentre of the outbreak...

Rabies Kills Man Bitten by Cat While Overseas Rabies Kills Man Bitten by Cat While Overseas

It said that while there was no risk to the wider public, as a precautionary measure, health workers and close contacts of the person who died were being assessed and offered vaccination if necessary. Although the disease can be prevented by vaccin...

Turkey-linked Salmonella outbreak total climbs to 164 Turkey-linked Salmonella outbreak total climbs to 164

A multidrug-resistant Salmonella Reading outbreak linked to raw turkey products has sickened 74 more people from 26 states, with one fatal illness reported, the first, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today. The heat ki...

Google taps Geisinger CEO to oversee health efforts Google taps Geisinger CEO to oversee health efforts

Google is expected to name a prominent hospital-system chief executive to a newly created role overseeing the technology company's health-care efforts. Board Chairman John C. Bravman, PhD, thanked Feinberg for his services and wished him well in his ...

Surgeons in Australia separate conjoined girls from Bhutan Surgeons in Australia separate conjoined girls from Bhutan

The 15-month-old girls, Nima and Dawa, were doing well after the surgery that lasted nearly six hours , said Joe Crameri, the head of pediatric surgery at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital. They headed into the theatre at 8am on Friday, and ...

Rauners Get Their Flu Shots; Encourage Others to Do the Same

The public also has the option to not to get vaccinated against the virus, even though it goes against health physician recommendations. Ott says it is particularly important to receive the flu shot to protect those within society who cannot receiv...

Public Health Department calls on everyone in Cayman to get flu vaccine Public Health Department calls on everyone in Cayman to get flu vaccine

In addition to the vaccine, covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze is another technique for warding off the flu . Remind patients that flu vaccines protect them and their loved ones. Aoki is in favour of people with both strong and poor im...

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