Friday December 13-th, 2019

Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling Number of US overdose deaths appears to be falling

Between 1999 and 2017, the number of annual drug overdose deaths in the USA ballooned from almost 17,000 to more than 72,000, according to federal data . On the other hand, state, county and even city initiatives to distribute more naloxone , the l...

Social media use linked to depression in teens

Those researchers concluded using social media less would significantly decrease feelings of depression and loneliness. According to the study co-author Elroy Boers, " Social media and television are forms of media that frequently expose adolesc...

New Ebola incident reported in Uganda New Ebola incident reported in Uganda

The current outbreak has killed 1,676 people - more than two-thirds of those who contracted it - since it emerged in August 2018. "The government of [the Democratic Republic of Congo] is doing everything it can". They also reinforced the need to pr...

First scientific review of menstrual cups confirms they're 100% safe First scientific review of menstrual cups confirms they're 100% safe

Affordable and reusable menstrual cups are safe and as unlikely as disposable pads or tampons to leak, according to the first major scientific review of the devices, published Wednesday. Menstrual cups "are incredibly, you know, good and useful and a...

Alberta Health declares syphilis outbreak; North Zone sees big spike

In four years, the overall reported cases of syphilis in Alberta increased nearly tenfold. In the Edmonton area, 977 cases of infectious syphilis were reported in 2018, an increase of 305 per cent compared to 2017, according to Alberta Health.

New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's

Understanding which genes are associated with Alzheimer's risk exclusively in either sex may help experts to develop methods to more accurately identify who is at risk of developing the disease. The researchers found differences between the sexes in ...

BC man dies of rabies after being bitten by bat BC man dies of rabies after being bitten by bat

The latest update on the page says " the funds we have raised can help arrange funerals costs and provide time for his family to grieve.If you are able to provide some further donations, it would be so appreciated. She adds most of the bats in this...

Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens Too Much Social Media a Depression Risk for Teens

Researchers called it the first study of its kind that presents a "developmental analysis of variations in depression and various types of screen time". Furthermore, heavier users of social media with depression appear to be more negatively affected ...

Over 20 Million Unvaccinated Children Worldwide Each Year, WHO Says Over 20 Million Unvaccinated Children Worldwide Each Year, WHO Says

This is in line with the strategies to eliminate both measles and rubella outlined in the European Vaccine Action Plan 2015-2020, which was endorsed by all 53 Member States. WHO/Europe will continue to work with all countries in the Region to respond...

First Ebola patient in eastern Congo`s main city dies First Ebola patient in eastern Congo`s main city dies

But the World Health Organization expressed confidence in plans to deal with the diagnosis. The two top UN officials were chairing a high-level event on the ourbreak that included the DRC Minister of Health, Dr. But, he added, "I call on the popu...

16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS 16% decline in HIV cases since 2010: UNAIDS

United Nations member states also agreed to UNAIDS's 90-90-90 targets where 90 per cent of people living with HIV know their status, 90 per cent of HIV positive people are on antiretroviral treatment, and 90 people of people on treatment have an un...

Philippines declares national dengue alert Philippines declares national dengue alert

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said "the objective is very clear - we want to raise awareness among the public and more importantly in communities where signs of early dengue increase are evident". The regions which exceeded the epidemic thresh...

Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Dementia Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Dementia

This study was spearheaded by scientists at the University of Exeter in collaboration with researchers from the University of Oxford, the University of South Australia, and the University of MI. All were also genotyped, meaning their DNA was ana...

Biden unveils plan to strengthen ObamaCare Biden unveils plan to strengthen ObamaCare

Biden's plan would increase the value of tax credits received by people who use the plan, a move created to help them lower their premiums. The July poll is the first in the 2020 race to show Trump losing to a Democrat other than Biden by a cre...

Congo confirms first Ebola case in the eastern city of Goma Congo confirms first Ebola case in the eastern city of Goma

The man was tested "and the results of the laboratory test confirmed that he was positive for Ebola ", the ministry said in a statement. It added that his trip began on Friday after "the first symptoms appeared on July 9 (Tuesday)". "While not wel...

Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Area Rabies Warning Issued for Walt Disney World Area

This alert was issued yesterday, June 8th, after a feral cat tested positive for the disease. Officials are warning that people should avoid stray dogs, cats, and other wildlife in the impacted area. When traveling overseas, rabid dogs are a leading ...

Study Claims High Consumption Of Sugary Drinks Leads To Increased Cancer Risks Study Claims High Consumption Of Sugary Drinks Leads To Increased Cancer Risks

For the new study , the research team looked at 101,257 healthy French adults - 79% women and 21% men who participated in the ongoing French NutriNet-Santé study. For every 1,000 people involved in the study, 22 cancer cases were found. How b...

‘Kidney has a special place in the heart’ says Donald Trump ‘Kidney has a special place in the heart’ says Donald Trump

The tweet read: "For all of the money we are spending, NASA should NOT be talking about going to the Moon - We did that 50 years ago". One of the Twitter users also made a satirical claim that after listening to Trump's speech, the user got kidney ...

Healthwatch: Cutting Calories Can Have Big Benefits For Heart Health Healthwatch: Cutting Calories Can Have Big Benefits For Heart Health

In the US, around 610,000 people die of heart disease every year, while 30.3 million are thought to have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . There were numerous improvements in markers that measure risk for metabo...

Stark County Man is Ohio's First Measles Case Since 2017 Stark County Man is Ohio's First Measles Case Since 2017

A young adult from Stark County has the state's first confirmed case of measles since 2017. ODH is now not disclosing additional information about the infected individual. In severe cases, measles can cause serious health complications such as pneumo...

Maricopa County Reports First West Nile Virus Death This Year Maricopa County Reports First West Nile Virus Death This Year

The Iowa Department of Public Health announced Friday that a man between the ages of 61 and 80 from Audubon County in Western Iowa was infected this year but since has recovered. Using EPA-registered insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, oil ...

Amazon partners with the NHS to help United Kingdom patients access health advice Amazon partners with the NHS to help United Kingdom patients access health advice

This has been a long time coming. Getting pointers on treating the common cold from the couch could save trips to the doc or pharmacy drop-ins. The partnership doesn't contribute to Alexa's skill set considerably, but it's an exciting move for the ...

First WNV case for 2019 reported in Mississippi First WNV case for 2019 reported in Mississippi

This year, it's especially worth the reminder. Officials expect mosquitoes carrying the virus to persist through November. For more information on mosquito-borne illnesses or to track the current number of WNV cases and locations, visit the MSD...

Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs Australian seagulls carry antibiotic-resistant superbugs

It's called antimicrobial-resistant bacteria and if you're infected by it, it could cause issues like urinary tract infections and sepsis which occurs when chemicals released in the bloodstream to fight an infection trigger inflammation throughout th...

New measles case confirmed in Los Angeles County

There have been 12 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, in addition to eight non-resident measles cases among people who traveled through the county. The most recent measles case is not related a previous exposure at the univer...

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