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 educate and empower those with dementia, t... More..

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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..

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

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..

Scott says he supports lawsuit against Purdue Pharma
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Scott says he supports lawsuit against Purdue Pharma

The company produces several opioid-based painkillers that contain addictive drugs including oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine. Rhodes was set up as a "landing pad" in case the under-fire drug maker needed ...More..

Share your wishes on Organ Donation Week
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Share your wishes on Organ Donation Week

The World Health Organization data from a year ago showed that deaths caused by various end-stage organ diseases involved up to 230,000 Filipinos, and this may have been prevented by organ transplantation, the ...More..

Black ‘Hair’ On Your Tongue? Here’s What It Could Be
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Black ‘Hair’ On Your Tongue? Here’s What It Could Be

A 55-year-old woman suffered from "black hairy tongue" after a auto accident that left both of her legs crushed. After her wounds became infected, she was given intravenous meropenem and oral minocycline ant...More..

Emergency UN meeting held as Chinese African swine fever cases reach 13
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

Emergency UN meeting held as Chinese African swine fever cases reach 13

China reported a new case of African swine fever this week, raising risks of a further spread of the disease. More nations may follow, the FAO said. Since the first case of ASF was reported in China on Aug...More..

Something Is Sneaking Through Airport Security on Plastic Trays
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

Something Is Sneaking Through Airport Security on Plastic Trays

Overall, scientists found viruses on 10% of surfaces tested, with the highest concentrations found on the plastic bins used to screen flyers' carry-on bags, coats and laptops. "The presence of microbes in the e...More..

Plastic Airport Security Trays Full of Viruses
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Plastic Airport Security Trays Full of Viruses

The study , called Deposition of respiratory virus pathogens on frequently touched surfaces at airports , was based on 90 surface samples and four air samples collected at Helsinki-Vantaa airport over the cou...More..

Painkiller linked to increased risk of heart problems
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Painkiller linked to increased risk of heart problems

Current concerns about the cardiovascular safety of NSAID use mean that such a trial would now be unethical, but regulators including the European Medicines Agency are still calling for the safety of diclofena...More..

Third case of West Nile reported in Holmes County horses
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Third case of West Nile reported in Holmes County horses

Hendry and Glades Counties remain on the list as among those to have never reported a single case of West Nile Virus. Adults 50 years or older and those with weakened immune symptoms are at risk of developing...More..

Theranos is reportedly closing after failing to sell itself
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Theranos is reportedly closing after failing to sell itself

In June, Holmes and the company's former president, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani , were charged with federal criminal wire fraud charges. It probably seems insane in hindsight, but Theranos took its last capit...More..

A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk

According to co-author, Dr. Fiona Bull, from WHO, Geneva, addressing inequalities in physical activity levels between men and women would be critical to achieving global activity targets and would require i...More..

Lexington hospital already seeing flu cases. Doctors are encouraging early vaccinations
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Lexington hospital already seeing flu cases. Doctors are encouraging early vaccinations

There are two types of flu vaccines available, one that contains three inactive strains of the virus and one that contains four - although the AAP says one is not preferred over the other. Experts also recomme...More..

Ohio Democratic candidate criticizes GOP over Affordable Care Act
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Ohio Democratic candidate criticizes GOP over Affordable Care Act

Wednesday is looking like yet another pivotal day in the life-or-death saga that has marked the history of the Affordable Care Act . The move to ban such plans is part of a broad effort under way, at the sta...More..