Tuesday May 21-st, 2019

Local school districts supporting Bell Let's Talk Day Local school districts supporting Bell Let's Talk Day

He also pledged $50 million dollars over five years to various mental health initiatives and organizations, then another $50 million. "We also can help people navigate the system and figure out what phone calls they need to make", she said.

Measles - Get vaccinated now

There is now a measles outbreak that started in Washington and has made its way to OR, and anti-vaxxers are the sole cause of this retro death threat. Washington Governor Jay Inslee last week declared a state of emergency because of the outbreak, a...

Lincoln flu activity highest in the nation, according to index Lincoln flu activity highest in the nation, according to index

Most show susceptibility to oseltamivir and peramivir. Walgreens is also monitoring flu cases and reports outbreaks in January have been centered in Texas and Kentucky. According to the CDC the vaccine is 51 percent effective. The hospitalization r...

Nearly half of US adults have heart or blood vessel disease Nearly half of US adults have heart or blood vessel disease

In 2017, the AHA and American College of Cardiology changed the definition of high blood pressure to be a reading of 130/80, a drop from the previous definition of 140/90. The AHA points out that lowering high blood pressure is a key factor in decr...

NDP say leaked bill shows plans for health-care privatization in Ontario NDP say leaked bill shows plans for health-care privatization in Ontario

Doug Ford campaigned on a promise to end hallway health care and in October his government announced that it was moving forward with a five-year plan that would introduce thousands of new long-term care beds across the province. About 1,000 patient...

VA announces access standards for health care VA announces access standards for health care

In 2018, the VA scheduled 58 million appointments, which may indicate that more veterans want to get their care at the VA, Wilkie reasoned. Known as the " designated access standards ", these criteria foddered the most controversy as Congress disc...

Two DR Congo Soldiers Have Died of Ebola, Says Army Two DR Congo Soldiers Have Died of Ebola, Says Army

The latest outbreak was declared on August 1 in the region of Beni, a major market town in North Kivu, and quickly spread to neighbouring Ituri province. The recent outbreak was reported for the first time in North Kivu and spread to the south, where...

Measles case confirmed in Multnomah County Measles case confirmed in Multnomah County

Inslee said the number of cases "creates an extreme public health risk that may quickly spread to other counties". Armstrong said Clark County Public Health will provide daily updates pertaining to the ongoing measles investigation. With measles ...

Giving statins to all older people could save 8000 lives every year

Cardiovascular risk reductions were observed across all age groups at the start of the trial, but researchers said there was less definitive evidence for over-75s. "This analysis provides powerful evidence that statins reduce heart attacks and stroke...

Hospital dumps woman with dementia outside locked care facility, daughter says Hospital dumps woman with dementia outside locked care facility, daughter says

It's unclear who let her in. Security video obtained by local outlets shows a woman, wearing a bathrobe and sandals, tugging away at the locked door of a California assisted living facility in the middle of the night. The hospital responded Wedne...

Skipping breakfast 'can help you to lose weight' Skipping breakfast 'can help you to lose weight'

The study's authors, from Monash University in Melbourne, analysed breakfast data collected from 13 randomised controlled trials (which are hailed as the gold standard of science - though, like breakfast, RCTs don't always live up to their reputat...

PM inaugurates ‘Pakistan Banao Certificates’ scheme for overseas Pakistanis PM inaugurates ‘Pakistan Banao Certificates’ scheme for overseas Pakistanis

Highlighting salient features of PBC, Governor State Bank Tariq Bajwa said overseas Pakistanis can register themselves through an online portal. United Arab Emirates, Pakistan's largest trading partner in the Middle East and a major investment sour...

Canadian Olympic Committee produces short documentary for Bell Let's Talk Day Canadian Olympic Committee produces short documentary for Bell Let's Talk Day

Cope's mother had suffered from mental illness and was one of his inspirations for the campaign. "And ultimately, it's to reduce the stigma around mental health ". The CMHA accepts self-referrals for people seeking help, but Stevenson said, "We ce...

As Measles Cases Grow, Lawmakers Look To Change Vaccination Law

One common thread is that the vast majority of the individuals with confirmed cases were unvaccinated . These two cases are connected to the outbreak in Clark County. They have since returned home. This active cluster comes on the heels of 187 con...

Partners HealthCare CEO Announces His Retirement Partners HealthCare CEO Announces His Retirement

Partners, the largest health care system in Massachusetts , is the parent of Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's, two of the most prestigious hospitals in the nation. But at the tail end of 2018, Partners reported third-quarter losses , a...

E-cigarettes better for quitting E-cigarettes better for quitting

Doctors from the United States - where experts have tended to be more cautious about e-cigarettes than those in Britain - pointed out that even with e-cigarettes 82 per cent of people failed to give up smoking. The researchers said one reason e-cigar...

Doctor suggested pot cookies for 4yo boy Doctor suggested pot cookies for 4yo boy

Eidelman, who disagrees with the findings, told CBS Los Angeles (see the video above) that he has obtained a stay against the order and that his license remains active. "Accordingly, Eidelman's license is now revoked", the Times reported. No stan...

Student Dies After Eating Leftover Pasta That Was Five Days Old

According to the journal, he left the pasta unrefrigerated for five days and warmed it in the microwave. A Belgian student died after eating a plate of pasta that had been left on his kitchen bench for five days. Unnamed in case reports, the 20-yea...

Hyderabad: Swine flu claims two lives Hyderabad: Swine flu claims two lives

Delhi government also has issued an advisory in view of the rising cases of swine flu. According to officials from the state, a recent spate of cold weather in Rajasthan has worsened the annual H1N1 outbreak. The national capital has seen an alarmi...

Apple teams with Aetna on app that rewards users for healthy living Apple teams with Aetna on app that rewards users for healthy living

Apple and Aetna (aet) have been working on the app together since 2016 , according to CNBC , which earlier reported on the software. "We designed Attain for everyone", CVS Health Executive Vice President of Transformation Alan Lotvin said in a ...

Why Sleepless Nights Can Mean More Painful Days Why Sleepless Nights Can Mean More Painful Days

The hope that uninterrupted sleep is made a priority for patients. This finding is significant because we all know that being in pain disables us from getting proper sleep - so how are they related? "And a number of studies, including the current s...

Vaping risks REVEALED: E-cigarette disease dangers laid bare Vaping risks REVEALED: E-cigarette disease dangers laid bare

They surveyed 400,000 people and discovered that almost 67,000 respondents who vaped had a 71 percent higher risk of stroke . But vape users were also more likely to smoke cigarettes, and had higher chance of suffering from a stroke , angina an...

Obesity, bad nutrition, climate change 'a triple danger' Obesity, bad nutrition, climate change 'a triple danger'

Now, the new report scrutinises the wider systems underpinning the global obesity pandemic, and identifies solutions to address decades of policy failure. The prevalence of overweight in adults in India increased from 9.0 per cent in 1990 to 20.4 p...

Lowering blood pressure could cut risk factors for dementia by a fifth Lowering blood pressure could cut risk factors for dementia by a fifth

Nonetheless, the results did report that intensive treatment had a significant effect on mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to dementia. In other words, the intensive blood pressure control "did not significantly reduce the incidence of p...

As Count Rises, Health Officials Say Measles Outbreak Could Last Months As Count Rises, Health Officials Say Measles Outbreak Could Last Months

At the time there were 26 confirmed measles cases. The outlet reported that 7.9 percent of children in Clark County were exempt in the 2017-2018 school year from vaccines required for kindergarten entry, making it a hotspot for outbreaks.

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