Flu clinics scheduled in Iroquois County

Roughly 145 million Americans get flu shots each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . The flu vaccine will be available for ages 6 months and up, and high-dose is available for individuals 65 years and older. More..

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High sugar content makes supermarket yogurts an unhealthy choice
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

High sugar content makes supermarket yogurts an unhealthy choice

Dr Moore explained that while yogurts contained their own naturally-occurring sugar - called lactose or milk sugar -current United Kingdom labelling laws do not require the declaration of added sugars on ...More..

Health Officials Bracing For Tough Flu Season
by | Friday, September 21, 2018

Health Officials Bracing For Tough Flu Season

And David Birkenhead, Medical Director at Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust said the trust will be doing everything it can to promote the vaccine and encourage its staff to protect themselves, ...More..

Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly

Professor McNeil said, "These findings will help inform prescribing doctors who have always been uncertain about whether to recommend aspirin to healthy patients who do not have a clear medical reason for doing...More..

Four Accurate Personality Types: Average, Self-Centred, Role-Model or Reserved
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Four Accurate Personality Types: Average, Self-Centred, Role-Model or Reserved

For example, a person could be low in extraversion , high in conscientiousness and openness , and medium in neuroticism and agreeableness . In actuality, existence is less complicated whenever that you j...More..

by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

One in 11 US teens use cannabis in e-cigarettes

The data come from the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey, which includes more than 20,000 students nationwide. Last week, the Food and Drug Administration gave the five largest e-cigarette makers 60 days t...More..

Zimbabwe cholera death toll rises to 30
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Zimbabwe cholera death toll rises to 30

The cholera outbreak, first detected in the township of Glen View outside Harare on September 5, has prompted the health ministry to declare an emergency in the capital. Newly-appointed Finance Minister Mth...More..

DOJ Says Cigna Can Complete Merger Deal With Express Scripts 09/18/2018
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

DOJ Says Cigna Can Complete Merger Deal With Express Scripts 09/18/2018

Officials at Bloomfield, Conn. -based Cigna and St. Louis-based Express Scripts have said their merger would drive higher quality care and affordability by offering insurance and pharmacy services under one roo...More..

ME has first confirmed equine case of West Nile virus
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

ME has first confirmed equine case of West Nile virus

Risk from West Nile virus will continue until the first hard frost". The virus can not be spread directly from infected animals to humans or from person to person. A crow in Sarnia and mosquito pools in Cor...More..

Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters

WPDE-TV reported that the patients were being transported from Loris Hospital Waccamaw Center for Mental Health to McLeod Health. Richardson said the van came across rising water and was carried off the ro...More..

Low dose aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Low dose aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly

The results - which show that risks of major bleeding in low-dose aspirin users overwhelm any heart benefits - were reported online in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented Sunday at the European ...More..

Household cleaning products may make children overweight
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Household cleaning products may make children overweight

Infants living in households with disinfectants used at least weekly were twice as likely to have higher levels of the gut microbes Lachnospiraceae at age 3-4 months. Common cleaning products are linked to ...More..

Hundreds participate in Walk to End Alzheimer's
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hundreds participate in Walk to End Alzheimer's

All of the event sponsors were thanked, and each Promise Garden flower - the windmill flower symbols that represent a different reason for attending the Alzheimer's walk - was honored. Help us raise funds to ed...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Daily aspirin use in older adults can spark adverse outcomes

Even worse, a third study on the topic found that those who used aspirin each day had a "higher all-cause mortality" among seemingly healthy older people than those who did not take aspirin. But for healthy p...More..

Zimbabwe's government criticized over cholera outbreak
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Zimbabwe's government criticized over cholera outbreak

At least one of the deaths was recorded outside the capital, in the southeast district of Masvingo. "There is also a lot of movement of people between Harare and rural areas, and we're very anxious this cou...More..

African Swine Fever reaches Belgium
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

African Swine Fever reaches Belgium

China reported its first case of the disease in August in the northeastern Liaoning Province, and later the outbreaks were reported in several other provinces. Germany - the EU's largest exporter of pork - has ...More..

Four people die from mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Romania
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Four people die from mosquito-borne West Nile virus in Romania

More severe symptoms include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. That includes using insect repellent...More..

As Florence moves west, North Carolina prepares for recovery
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

As Florence moves west, North Carolina prepares for recovery

Hundreds of residents have already been plucked to safety from flooded homes in the North Carolina counties of Beaufort and Craven. That could affect the infrastructure, bridges, residences, farms and other bui...More..

Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Voodoo Dolls, Roller-Coasters for Kidney Stones Win at Ig Nobels

A patient repeatedly passed the stones when on the rides, so Wartinger built a model of the renal system with artificial kidney stones and then rode on roller coasters at Walt Disney theme parks with it. "This ...More..

Apple Watch Series 4 announced with larger displays
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Apple Watch Series 4 announced with larger displays

It retains the key advances of the first iPhone X - facial recognition and an edge-to-edge display - but is cheaper while being noticeably larger at 6.1 inches. "We are about to ship our two billionth iOS d...More..

IPhone XR Release Date And Cheaper Price Revealed At Apple Keynote 2018
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

IPhone XR Release Date And Cheaper Price Revealed At Apple Keynote 2018

Despite being all glass and steel, the iPhone XS Max isn't slippery at all. Apple says the camera along with smarter AI-based algorithms can deliver better imaging capabilities than the iPhone 8 . As ex...More..

Manufacturers Respond to FDA's Stepped-Up Enforcement of E-Cigs
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Manufacturers Respond to FDA's Stepped-Up Enforcement of E-Cigs

The US Food and Drug Administration is considering a ban on flavoured e-cigarettes from Juul Labs and other companies as it grapples with an "epidemic" of youth e-cigarette use that threatens to create a n...More..

New Research Shows Eating More Dairy Lowers Your Risk Of Heart Disease
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

New Research Shows Eating More Dairy Lowers Your Risk Of Heart Disease

This is based on research that has shown saturated fats found in whole-fat products raises your LDL cholesterol , a marker of heart disease. She is an investigator of nutrition epidemiology with McMaster U...More..

by | Friday, September 14, 2018

FDA may ban flavored e-cigarettes, cites teen use 'epidemic'

Juul Labs, which controls about 70% of the market, said in its statement that "appropriate flavors" play a role in adults changing their smoking habits, but added that they "are committed to preventing undera...More..

2018-2019 Flu season could be
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

2018-2019 Flu season could be "unpredictable"

Scientists conduct studies each year to determine how well the influenza ( flu ) vaccine protects against flu illness. Beginning this week, Oneida county and other health departments in the region hav...More..

Monkeypox: Second UK case of virus diagnosed in Blackpool
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Monkeypox: Second UK case of virus diagnosed in Blackpool

According to the World Health Organization website: "Monkeypox is a rare viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, altho...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

USA mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid youth 'epidemic'

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has said that e-cigarettes, while still harmful , may be effective for adults who want to give up cigarette smoking, which kills nearly half a million Americans each year. In a ...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Prince William details personal mental health struggles in the workplace

Almost 1,500 emergency service workers across Yorkshire had to take time off work for stress, anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 2017/18, a four-year high. Previous research by Mind...More..

U.S. mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid youth 'epidemic'
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

U.S. mulls ban on flavored e-cigarettes amid youth 'epidemic'

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the plan Wednesday, saying the agency is giving the manufacturers of Juul , Vuse, MarkTen, Blu, and Logic-which make up more than 97% of the U.S. The FDA sent 1,300 w...More..

Health department issues WNV warning
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Health department issues WNV warning

The Prince George's County Health Department on Wednesday announced they had confirmed that jurisdiction's first case of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus this year. Dusk & Dawn: Limit outdoor activities durin...More..