Thursday August 22-nd, 2019

DR Congo: Ebola outbreak kills almost 700, spreading faster than ever DR Congo: Ebola outbreak kills almost 700, spreading faster than ever

As of 31 March 2019, a total of 1089 EVD cases, including 1023 confirmed and 66 probable cases, were reported; the new probable case is from Vuhovi. According to a World Health Organization fact sheet, five species of Ebolavirus have been identifi...

Cholera Kills Two, Infects 1,400 In Cyclone-Hit Mozambique Cholera Kills Two, Infects 1,400 In Cyclone-Hit Mozambique

Mozambique's Ministry of Health has confirmed 1,052 cases of cholera in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai . Cholera is an acute diarrheal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated. Cholera is spread by contaminated water and food. ...

Research finds Israel has world's healthiest diet

While specific dietary issues ranged across countries, diets that were low in whole grains and fruits and high in sodium accounted for more than half of diet-related deaths, the study found. High sodium was the leading risk factor in many Asian c...

Michael Philip Jagger to undergo heart surgery Michael Philip Jagger to undergo heart surgery

The Rolling Stones , which first formed in 1962, have been nominated for 12 Grammy Awards, winning three. United States website The Drudge Report said the 75-year-old singer would be replacing a heart valve, while New York Post's Page Six webs...

Ottawa Public Health warns about highly infectious measles case in city

Most people recover from measles in a few weeks, but in severe cases - those who are immunocompromised due to chemotherapy, for example, and thus can't be vaccinated - the virus can be deadly. "Measles is highly contagious and we are reminding resi...

One in five deaths worldwide are linked to bad diet, study finds One in five deaths worldwide are linked to bad diet, study finds

Tobacco, meanwhile, was linked to 8 million deaths and high blood pressure was associated with 10.4 million deaths, according to estimates from the Global Burden of Disease study , which tracked global dietary trends from 1990 to 2017. FILE - A mixt...

Unhealthy Diet Is Leading Risk Factor for Death Globally, Study Finds

More than 130 scientists compared dietary habits to rates of death and disease in 195 countries. The study estimates that one in five deaths globally - equivalent to 11 million deaths - are associated with poor diet, and diet contributes to a ran...

FDA warns some e-cigarette users have reported seizures after vaping FDA warns some e-cigarette users have reported seizures after vaping

Most of these reports involved teenagers or young adults. The FDA said numerous reports it had received lacked enough information to identify a specific brand or sub-brand of e-cigarettes. The FDA said there also wasn't enough data in numerous repo...

Measles Virus Outbreak Growing in MI Measles Virus Outbreak Growing in MI

MDHHS categorizes measles as "highly-contagious" though preventable, spread by person-to-person contact or the air, living for up to two hours in the air where an infected individual has been present. For worldwide travel, infants as young as 6 m...

New Survey: About 1 in 8 Americans Borrow to Cover Healthcare Costs New Survey: About 1 in 8 Americans Borrow to Cover Healthcare Costs

The nonpartisan and nonprofit organization created by philanthropists Gary and Mary West worked with market research firm Gallup to poll 3,537 randomly-selected Americans across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, asking questions designed to...

E-cigarettes haven't made teen smoking cool again E-cigarettes haven't made teen smoking cool again

To find out, Moore's team analyzed surveys conducted between 1998 and 2015 of roughly 248,000 English, Scottish and Welsh students, aged 13 to 15. During that period, they found, the percentage of 13-to-15 years olds who had smoked at least once fe...

Barr To Release Mueller Report 'By Mid-April, If Not Sooner' Barr To Release Mueller Report 'By Mid-April, If Not Sooner'

The summary said that Mueller did not allege collusion (conspiracy) between President Donald Trump or the Trump campaign and the Russian government. "The sooner they can give us the information, the sooner we can all make a judgment about it". ...

Jeremy Bowen: BBC journalist has announced that he has bowel cancer Jeremy Bowen: BBC journalist has announced that he has bowel cancer

But he said it was Bowel Cancer Awareness Month , and added: "I thought 'Why not?'" NHS England said there were 70,000 visits to the NHS website advice page on prostate cancer in March previous year, a 250% increase from the monthly average of aro...

New wearable device grabs cancer cells from blood New wearable device grabs cancer cells from blood

Hayes, a breast cancer researcher at the University of MI and study senior author, said in a news release. CAR-T cell therapy is when doctors genetically modifies a number of the patient's cells to help them recognize and attack cancer. The dogs we...

Boots stores under threat after announcement of possible closures

The owner of Boots warned it may be forced to close stores and cut jobs after suffering the "most hard quarter" since its formation in a mega-merger in 2014. Investors knocked $7.5 billion off the value of Walgreens Boots Alliance today as the owner ...

CDC: 2019 Measles cases 2nd highest since 2000 CDC: 2019 Measles cases 2nd highest since 2000

In the same month previous year, there were just five new cases, while in March 2017 the figure was 14. Rockland County has been battling a severe measles outbreak since past year. Measles is still common in many parts of the world. In extremely ...

Trump Makes New Announcement On Republican Health Care Plan Trump Makes New Announcement On Republican Health Care Plan

Smith pressed Sanders on how Trump plans to make health care a "winning issue for his party in 2020" if Republicans are unable to offer more than just criticisms of Obamacare. Several top Democrats in the House and Senate have repeatedly accused ...

Why we must be on guard against measles community outbreak Why we must be on guard against measles community outbreak

Measles symptoms include fever, rash, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. Fennelly and Tan tackle the history, epidemiology, and transmission of the disease, and debate different ways to conquer vaccine hesitancy and make sure immunocompromised...

Senate GOP wary in Trump's revived health care battle Senate GOP wary in Trump's revived health care battle

Under the rule, businesses and individuals can team up to create group health plans that offer less expensive coverage without complying with numerous requirements of the Affordable Care Act. The lawsuit was brought by NY, 10 other states and the D...

These AI tools can predict early death risk due to chronic diseases These AI tools can predict early death risk due to chronic diseases

Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system to predict the risk of early deaths due to chronic disease in middle-aged adults. "There is now intense interest in the potential to use "AI" or "machine-learning" to bette...

Bottle of wine a week `equivalent to smoking´, raises lifetime cancer risk Bottle of wine a week `equivalent to smoking´, raises lifetime cancer risk

BMC Public Health published a study Thursday which explained researchers in the United Kingdom determined that indulging in one bottle of wine each week has the same effect as a man smoking five cigarettes and a woman smoking 10 cigarettes.

Trump's small-business health insurance plan struck down

Bates, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, called the final rule an "end-run" around the health care law. Unable to repeal the Obama health law in Congress, the Trump administration has tried to use its rule-making powers to create room ...

Woman Feels Virtually No Pain Due to Strange Mutation Woman Feels Virtually No Pain Due to Strange Mutation

A woman in Scotland can feel virtually no pain due to a mutation in a previously-unidentified gene, according to a research paper co-led by UCL . Those other characteristics also set Cameron apart from the rest of us. According to the study ...

Flu Activity Still ‘Elevated’ in U.S — CDC Flu Activity Still ‘Elevated’ in U.S — CDC

Right now, B viruses are causing only a small percentage of flu cases. Additionally, the CDC confirmed just 1 new influenza-associated pediatric death. If influenza activity remains elevated, a further extension may be required. There have been up ...

2-Party HIV Positive Kidney Transplant Reported 2-Party HIV Positive Kidney Transplant Reported

Over the last three years, surgeons have performed more than 100 organ transplants in which the donor had HIV, but in all those cases, the donor had been deceased, notes the Washington Post . "That's one less person waiting for a limited resource"...

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