Friday December 13-th, 2019

Amy Schumer hasn’t delivered baby yet Amy Schumer hasn’t delivered baby yet

Needless to say, many of her followers took the "got me through pregnancy" mention to mean she was no longer pregnant . "It is a fact and statistic based look at pregnancy". As it turns out, it hasn't been the easiest ride. In the caption, Amy s...

Nigeria shoulders 25% of world malaria burden -Minister Nigeria shoulders 25% of world malaria burden -Minister

In a statement released on Wednesday, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, said governments should mobilise all necessary internal and external resources towards eliminating malaria. "You can not do a successful diagnosis without s...

Girl bitten by blood-sucking ‘kissing bug’ inside her home

It's called the "Kissing Bug" and doctors call it a silent killer. The disease is spread through their poop, which can carry a deadly parasite known as Trypanosoma cruzi . The first parasites have been reported since the 1940s. "We're paying atten...

Measles quarantine orders at 2 LA universities Measles quarantine orders at 2 LA universities

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Franz Hall on April 2, 4, and 9 and Boelter Hall on April 2 and 9 from 10:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m. Colleges and universities are an area of concern for public health officials, the Los Angeles Times ...

Measles quarantine issued at two California universities

More than 200 students and teachers who may have been exposed to the highly contagious disease have been asked to stay home. Officials continued Thursday to reach out to more than 1,500 people who may have been exposed by five others with confirmed...

2 new polio cases reported in Pakistan 2 new polio cases reported in Pakistan

Medics at Lady Reading Hospital said most of the children brought there were fine. In videos circulating on the social media, a man can be seen instructing young boys, who are in madrassa uniform, to lie on hospital beds and pretend to be unconscious...

Worlds first malaria vaccine launched in Africa Worlds first malaria vaccine launched in Africa

Known by its lab initials as RTS , S but branded Mosquirix, the vaccine has passed lengthy scientific trials, which found it to be safe and reduced the risk of malaria by almost 40 percent - the best-ever recorded. Malaria cases appear to be on the ...

World Health Organization epidemiologist killed after hospital attack in Congo World Health Organization epidemiologist killed after hospital attack in Congo

Repeated attacks on treatment centers by armed militiamen and community members who think Ebola is a conspiracy against them have hampered the response to the second-deadliest outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever in history. Ghebreyesus. At a protes...

FDA Approves Device To Treat ADHD In Kids FDA Approves Device To Treat ADHD In Kids

The cell-phone sized device, which is meant to be used at home, generates a low-level electrical pulse to a patient's forehead. Also known as Monarch eTNS, this device is the pioneer non-drug therapy against ADHD that was able to get the marketing ...

Bacterial, fungal toxins found in e-cigarette products sold in the US Bacterial, fungal toxins found in e-cigarette products sold in the US

Previous research from the Harvard Chan School has suggested that chemicals linked to severe lung disease were present in common e-cigarette flavour additives. "In addition to inhaling harmful chemicals, e-cig users could also be exposed to biologi...

Teens Can Work Out For Free This Summer At Planet Fitness Teens Can Work Out For Free This Summer At Planet Fitness

All students must do is visit any Planet Fitness location with their parent or legal guardian and register for the free promotion. The teen must then use that same Planet Fitness location going forward and may not use other locations.

No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5 No screen time for babies; only 1 hour for kids under 5

Children shouldn't be restrained in a pram or high chair, or strapped to someone's back, for more than an hour at a time . "This is about making the shift from sedentary time to playtime", Juana Willumsen, WHO's point person for childhood obesit...

Skipping breakfast increases risk of heart disease mortality by 87 percent Skipping breakfast increases risk of heart disease mortality by 87 percent

Participants who never consumed breakfast had hazard ratios of 1.87 (95% CI, 1.14 to 3.04) for cardiovascular mortality and 1.19 (95% CI, 0.99 to 1.42) for all-cause mortality when compared to those who consumed the meal every day. Among them, 5.1% s...

Measles cases break record since disease was eliminated in US in 2000 Measles cases break record since disease was eliminated in US in 2000

States that have reported cases to the CDC to date this year are Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts , Michigan , Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey , ...

CDC Confirms First Known ‘Kissing Bug’ Sighting in Delaware

Chagas disease , which can lead to heart failure and severe gastrointestinal complications in extreme cases, is transmitted by the insect Triatoma sanguisuga , which typically bites people on the face. Symptoms range from mild to severe, althoug...

First Naloxone Generic Wins FDA Approval First Naloxone Generic Wins FDA Approval

If you aren't aware, naloxone is the first opioid antagonist to successfully-and consistently-stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. More than 47,600 Americans died of opioid overdoses in 2017, a toll that has been rising for two deca...

Measles Cases Confirmed in Sacramento County Measles Cases Confirmed in Sacramento County

Scott Harris said. The 22 states in the USA which reported cases of measles to the national agency included: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts , Michigan , Mis...

Don't expose babies to electronic screens, says WHO

Shorter sleep duration has been associated with more TV viewing and time spent playing computer games, it added. "Achieving health for all means doing what is best for health right from the beginning of people's lives", said WHO Director-General Dr...

E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to 10 states E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to 10 states

A Georgia company is recalling over 113,000 pounds of ground beef after receiving reports that it might be contaminated with a strain of E. coli that could cause significant illnesses. "Given the numbers of people sickened withE. col iO103 and the nu...

Torrent Pharma recalls over 10.78 lakh bottles of hypertension drug from US Torrent Pharma recalls over 10.78 lakh bottles of hypertension drug from US

The impurity found in the active pharmaceutical ingredient, or API, is N-Methylnitrosobutyric acid or NMBA. NMBA became the third nitrosamine impurity to be detected in an ARB medication in February, and the FDA said in its update on the expanded T...

Indiana University Mumps Outbreak Grows To 20 Cases, More Expected Indiana University Mumps Outbreak Grows To 20 Cases, More Expected

Health officials say the number of confirmed cases of mumps at Indiana University in Bloomington has reached 20 since February 12. The remaining cases were found at other healthcare facilities. "They did decide to do that on their own accord", McKeen...

Walgreens raising minimum age for tobacco sales to 21 Walgreens raising minimum age for tobacco sales to 21

The Food and Drug Administration put Walgreens "on notice" in February, accusing the pharmacy chain of violating rules that prohibit selling cigarettes and other tobacco products to underage buyers. Pharmacy company CVS stopped selling tobacco pr...

Young vapers aren't always aware they're inhaling nicotine Young vapers aren't always aware they're inhaling nicotine

Last year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a plan to restrict sales of most flavored e-cigarettes at drug stores and gasoline stations in an attempt to keep them out of the hands of young people. But the new study "shows that numerous...

Tiger Woods Will Be Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom Tiger Woods Will Be Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Woods captured his fifth green jacket Sunday and his first major victory in 11 years, prompting congratulations from both Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama. Woods' win is seen boosting the golf business he helped transform 25 years ag...

US inches closer to measles record, with more than 600 cases reported US inches closer to measles record, with more than 600 cases reported

Iowa and Tennessee were the two states that joined the CDC list with new measles cases. US health officials confirmed 71 new cases of measles last week , putting this year just a few dozen cases shy of becoming the worst year on record since the d...

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