Wednesday August 21-st, 2019

Surprising study finds that marijuana use may not hurt male fertility Surprising study finds that marijuana use may not hurt male fertility

Among men who had ever smoked marijuana, those who used it more often had higher testosterone levels than those who used it less often. The men in the new study , however, were smoking, on average, two joints a week. Just over half (55 per cent) rep...

Denton County Public Health Confirms One Measles Case

All individuals are children that were either unvaccinated or had not completed the vaccine series. Espinoza said the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, or MMR vaccine , is 97 percent effective. The CDC says there have been 79 cases of measles ...

Everything we know about the measles outbreak's 'patient zero'

Galveston County Health District also confirmed a case involving a boy whose age ranges from 12 to 24 months old, according to KTRK-TV in Houston . An additional case was confirmed in King County , which includes Seattle, and in Multnomah County ,...

Patient at Pennsylvania hospital is being tested for Ebola

Preliminary testing indicated the patient has another condition, he noted. "There is no risk to other patients or visitors". The hospital did not release any further information about the identity of the patient or how they were possibly exposed to...

4-year-old girl dies from flu 4-year-old girl dies from flu

According to the girl's family, she had not received a flu vaccination. Two days later, Ashanti's mother chose to take her back to the hospital after noticing the 4-year-old coughing up mucus and acting lethargically. The 4-year-old's mother rushed...

Ontario gov't reports health document leak to OPP; employee fired Ontario gov't reports health document leak to OPP; employee fired

NDP Leader Andrea Horwath released the remaining government documents related to the health care overhaul on Monday morning. But the NDP says the "internal government documents" released on Monday appear to be government presentations, and include ...

Experts call for WHO emergency declaration on Congo's Ebola epidemic Experts call for WHO emergency declaration on Congo's Ebola epidemic

Over 426 cases including more than 245 deaths have been recorded. The current Ebola epidemic is the 10th ever in the Congo and the worst the country has ever experienced. Mr Gostin said: "Taking bold measures to prevent the spread of the disease in t...

Flu is now widespread in Tennessee — CDC Flu is now widespread in Tennessee — CDC

Jefferson County has 2,996 reported cases this season. During last year's flu season, the ODH confirmed there were six deaths related to pediatric influenza, WLWT reported. According to the state health department, the number of flu-associated hosp...

Rick Perry serving as State of the Union's 'designated survivor' Rick Perry serving as State of the Union's 'designated survivor'

Energy Secretary Rick Perry will be this year's " designated survivor " for President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Still, Trump has not shared their urgency, saying in an interview with CBS News that he likes acting offi...

Obesity-Linked Cancers On the Rise in Young Adults Obesity-Linked Cancers On the Rise in Young Adults

The researchers noted that young adults still have an overall lower risk of developing these cancers, compared with older adults. Still unexplained, however, is why the six other forms of cancer classified by the UN's International Agency for Resea...

Measles case confirmed in Central Texas Measles case confirmed in Central Texas

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. In the rare case of deficiency, vitamin A can be used to prevent severe complications of measles, including blindness and death. She said there have been two cases of measles in 29 years in...

US children use more toothpaste than recommended US children use more toothpaste than recommended

Many parents of young children are brushing their kids' teeth with so much toothpaste, it's unhealthy, according to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the study showed that when teeth are forming, too much fluoride can lead t...

Study suggests women's brains are 'younger' than men's brains Study suggests women's brains are 'younger' than men's brains

The researchers are now following a group of adults as they age to see whether people with younger-looking brains are less likely to develop thinking problems. Next, they entered women's data into this algorithm, and told it to calculate the metaboli...

Women's brains appear 'years younger' than men's

The brain's metabolism slows as people grow older , and this, too, may differ between men and women. The algorithm yielded brain ages an average of 3.8 years younger than the women's chronological age, according to the study. When the study was ...

"Widespread flu" is circulating in North Dakota

Meanwhile, the number of lab-confirmed flu cases totaled 1, 268 as of January 19, with 224 people hospitalized with flu-like symptoms since the start of the flu season. In addition to getting a flu shot, people can help prevent getting or spreading t...

Cancer rates rising in the young obese

For example, pancreatic cancer rates increased, on average, by less than 1 percent per year among people ages 40 to 84; but rates increased 2.5 percent among people ages 30 to 34 years old; and 4.3 percent per year among those ages 25 to 29.

Monday marks World Cancer Day Monday marks World Cancer Day

A Scottish Government spokeswoman said: "More people are surviving cancer than ever before, with urgent cancer referrals fast-tracked". In 2015, there were 680,000 new stomach cancer cases and 500,000 deaths, accounting for almost one-third...

Nearly half of Americans have heart disease Nearly half of Americans have heart disease

It's a way to raise awareness about heart disease and its impact on women. Go Red for Women advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. It is important women learn the warning signs and symptoms of heart disease and str...

Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit When Accompanied By Behavioral Support Cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit When Accompanied By Behavioral Support

Officials last night called for health professionals to start recommending the devices far more widely. The problem with translating drug research to a consumer product like e-cigarettes is that the strict protocols of a drug trial (all participant...

HHS proposes rule impacting prescription drug pricing HHS proposes rule impacting prescription drug pricing

The regulation, if finalized, would make using rebates a violation of federal bribery law. Smaller rebates are less effective, so if the proposal is implemented as-is, "commercial rebates could very likely be eliminated", analysts wrote in a note Fri...

NDP says Ford government plans to privatize health care in Ontario

She said the bill would allow the new agency to "farm out" health-care services to other organizations, including private corporations. The council is widely expected to kill the regional LHIN system and to replace it with a super agency in charge ...

20 people have now died from the flu in IN this season

Over half of the cases reported to date were under the age of 45, with three confirmed influenza outbreaks. North Carolina health officials say four people died from the flu last week, raising the state's death toll for the season to 29. The eight ...

Northwest US Measles Cases Prompt Look At Vaccine Exemptions Northwest US Measles Cases Prompt Look At Vaccine Exemptions

In stark contrast to some social media rumors, the measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington which has spawned at least one case in Oregon has not spread to Southern Oregon, Jackson County Public Health said in a statement on Friday. A bill supp...

Anthem Announces Pharmacy Contract and 2019 Earnings Outlook Anthem Announces Pharmacy Contract and 2019 Earnings Outlook

The company said on Wednesday the agreement between the health insurer and Express Scripts will now terminate on March 1, 2019 and the twelve-month transition period to migrate the business will begin on March 2, 2019. Anthem also reported its fourth...

Israeli scientists claim they'll have cancer cure in a year Israeli scientists claim they'll have cancer cure in a year

A lead scientist from Accelerated Evolution Biotechnologies Ltd. (AEBi ) told The Jerusalem Post they'd have a complete cure for cancer very soon. It is certainly possible this approach may work. The experts even claimed the drug's side ...

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