Friday October 19-th, 2018

NI boys should be included in cancer virus vaccination scheme, says charity NI boys should be included in cancer virus vaccination scheme, says charity

England will now be one of a small number of countries to offer HPV vaccination for both girls and boys - which is estimated to save hundreds of lives every year. Professor Peter Openshaw, president of the British Society for Immunology, said: 'The...

Teenage girls are bearing the brunt of global AIDS epidemic Teenage girls are bearing the brunt of global AIDS epidemic

The analysis further indicates that about two-thirds of those to be infected will be girls or young women. The new results of the Namibia Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA) show that the country is now at 86:96:91, said the permanen...

Forecasters predict 'extreme heat,' issue Excessive Heat Warning Forecasters predict 'extreme heat,' issue Excessive Heat Warning

Tuesday could be the warmest day of the year so far, with temperatures approaching 117 degrees in metro Phoenix and 120 in certain areas near the Colorado River Valley. "I'm hoping to stay in the air conditioning all day, and I'm planning to take it ...

West Nile Virus Confirmed In Maryland West Nile Virus Confirmed In Maryland

A red-tailed hawk found in Walworth County tested positive for West Nile virus , according to the Walworth County Division of Public Health. Steps to avoid contracting West Nile include using insect repellent with DEET, wearing long-sleeved, light...

Ritz cracker products recalled in U.S. after potential salmonella risk identified Ritz cracker products recalled in U.S. after potential salmonella risk identified

In interviews, 100 of the 138 people with information available reported contact with chicks or ducklings in the week before their illness started. They recalled Flavor Blasted Xtra Cheddar, Flavor Blasted Sour Cream and Onion, Goldfish Baked wit...

Global warming is making more people kill themselves Global warming is making more people kill themselves

Now we see that in addition to hurting others, some individuals hurt themselves. The researchers emphasize that suicide is complex, with many factors contributing to people's overall risk. "We wanted to be as sure as we could about what we were...

Xi Jinping orders probe into vaccine scandal amid Chinese outrage Xi Jinping orders probe into vaccine scandal amid Chinese outrage

Regulators found that the company had fabricated production records and product inspection records, arbitrarily changed process parameters and equipment during its production of freeze-dried human rabies vaccines, according to the report.

Legionnaires' disease sickens 2 residents of southern Minnesota senior care facility Legionnaires' disease sickens 2 residents of southern Minnesota senior care facility

St. John's provides assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care and independent living services. The city hired contractors to clear the building of the potentially deadly bacteria, but the water supply was recontaminated during subsequent r...

Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds

The study, entitled "Mortality due to cirrhosis and liver cancer in the United States, 1999-2016: observational study", was written by University of Michigan Medical School assistant professor and liver specialist Dr. Overall, deaths due to liver ...

Bayer to stop sales of Essure birth control device tied to injuries Bayer to stop sales of Essure birth control device tied to injuries

Life sciences company Bayer AG said on Friday it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device that made the business no longer sustainable. Because of the rep...

Mosquitoes in Burlington test positive for West Nile virus Mosquitoes in Burlington test positive for West Nile virus

Williams County Vector Control director Fran Bosch says last Friday, the Department of Health confirmed West Nile in tests Vector Control sent to them each week from both sides of the river in Williams and McKenzie Counties. Get rid of mosquitoes bre...

Transgender woman says CVS pharmacist refused to fill hormone therapy prescriptions Transgender woman says CVS pharmacist refused to fill hormone therapy prescriptions

The pharmacist "kept asking, loudly and in front of other CVS staff and customers, why I was given the prescriptions", Hall wrote. "I almost started crying in the middle of the store". After years of working to affirm my identity in a world where t...

Trump meets with Pfizer CEO amid drug pricing campaign Trump meets with Pfizer CEO amid drug pricing campaign

The company also said it will not raise the average price of the drugs it sells beyond the annual rate of inflation in the United States and will continue to "evaluate our portfolio to look for opportunities to further reduce costs". Pfizer moved...

Four Ways To Outsmart Breast Cancer Four Ways To Outsmart Breast Cancer

The researchers found that cancer patients were more likely to have dinner late at night. According to CNN , the study says it is advisable for people to eat their dinners before 9pm or taking their suppers at least two hours before going to sle...

FSIS disclose Salmonella outbreak traced to raw turkey

The people infected reported eating different types and brands of turkey products, with two victims reporting they lived in a household where raw turkey pet food was fed to their animals, the CDC said. Also, consumers can continue to eat properly coo...

Burlington mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus Burlington mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said north-central, south-central, and southwest Kansas at at high risk, while northeast, southeast, and northwest Kansas are at moderate risk for West Nile infections. Other mosquito-borne viruses tr...

New Blood Test May Detect Melanoma In Early Stages New Blood Test May Detect Melanoma In Early Stages

In a trial of 105 people with melanoma, the test successfully picked up 79 percent of cases. "They are also costly, with previous research showing that the Australian health system spends AU$201 million on melanoma each year with an additional AU$7...

Nitrates in meat may be tied to mania, study says Nitrates in meat may be tied to mania, study says

Although these results showed that there was a possible association between cured meat with nitrates and manic episodes, they do not suggest that eating these meats from time-to-time in the general population will cause a manic episode, as more res...

Creating 'designer babies' to enhance looks or intelligence could be 'morally permissible' Creating 'designer babies' to enhance looks or intelligence could be 'morally permissible'

The Council also said the practice should only be permitted after a "broad and inclusive public debate" on its potential use and implications, further research to establish standards of clinical safety, and an assessment of the risks to individuals,...

UnitedHealth puts up big profit numbers in 2Q UnitedHealth puts up big profit numbers in 2Q

Finally, JLB & Associates Inc. purchased a new position in UnitedHealth Group in the 2nd quarter valued at about $1,799,000. Investors sentiment is 0.96 in 2018 Q1. The company's stock had a trading volume of 507,392 shares, compared to its ave...

Infected Oysters at Florida Restaurant Kill Diner Infected Oysters at Florida Restaurant Kill Diner

According to WFLA News Channel 8 , the health department said the man had some underlying medical issues. Nonetheless, it said that this is the first confirmed case and death of Vibrio vulnificus in Sarasota County this year. "The summer time, M...

'Batshit crazy': Trump discussed allowing Putin to interrogate USA ambassador 'Batshit crazy': Trump discussed allowing Putin to interrogate USA ambassador

He did not specific any particular news story or report. Media captionTrump says he "misspoke" at Putin summit, but is it too late? The two leaders floated the possibility of allowing Russian officials to interview 11 Americans, in exchange for...

Love's is giving away free hot dogs on Wednesday Love's is giving away free hot dogs on Wednesday

From 12:01 a.m.to 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, Love's customers can enjoy a free hot dog or other roller grill item. For a bit of nostalgia, shop Kohl's to get the Nostalgia Electrics Diner-Style Hot Dog Steamer for $10 off (at $39.99).

FDA recalls high blood pressure, heart failure medication due to cancer risk FDA recalls high blood pressure, heart failure medication due to cancer risk

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) first issued an alert on July 5 over supplies of the active ingredient valsartan produced by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Company , based in eastern China and listed on Shanghai's stock exchange. Zhejiang Huah...

FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found

NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. "The presence of of NDMA was unexpected and is thought to be related to changes in the way the active substance was manufa...

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