How Does the Flu Shot Keep You From Getting Sick?

The clinics run from 5pm to 7pm. A special high-dose seasonal flu vaccine is once again available for senior residents of long-term care facilities. Vaccinated against influenza prior to the season, diseases, and October this is the best time. "W... More..

by | Published more than a month ago
YEP says: Mental Health Campaign is only just beginning
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

YEP says: Mental Health Campaign is only just beginning

Between 1991 and 2006, the proportion of healthy years of life lost to mental illness - including substance abuse and dementias - around the world has risen by about 40%, the report shows . One in four peopl...More..

Prescott police recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month through 'Pink Patch' project
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Prescott police recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month through 'Pink Patch' project

After skin cancers, breast cancer is the most common cancer among USA women, according to the American Cancer Society . A mammogram helped detect the cancer before it spread. "To help catch a lesion between sc...More..

Mental Health Awareness Week welcomed by counsellor
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Mental Health Awareness Week welcomed by counsellor

One in four of us will be affected by a mental health condition. The statistics indicate it's an area that deserves attention, with 20% of adolescents experiencing a mental health problem in any given year ...More..

Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley resigns
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley resigns

On her first day as United Nations ambassador she warned: "For those that don't have our back, we're taking names ". She announced her departure less than a month after the United Nations General Assembly in...More..

Modern humans developed protection from viruses thanks to Neanderthal genes
by | Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Modern humans developed protection from viruses thanks to Neanderthal genes

But Neanderthals had been living outside of Africa for hundreds of thousands of years, and their immune systems had evolved defenses against those viruses, the study authors explained. The findings, published...More..

Vitamin D supplements do not boost bone health: Lancet
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

Vitamin D supplements do not boost bone health: Lancet

Lead author Dr. Mark Bolland, of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, said: "Since the last major review of the evidence in 2014, more than 30 randomized controlled trials on vitamin D and bone health hav...More..

Regular light drinking increases risk of premature death
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

Regular light drinking increases risk of premature death

It found that downing one to two drinks four or more times a week - an amount that Australian health guidelines would deem low risk - increases the risk of premature death by 20 percent, compared with drink...More..

First District Health holds flu vaccine clinic
by | Saturday, October 06, 2018

First District Health holds flu vaccine clinic

Children especially can be helped by the flu vaccine . Ultimately, the only way to have a better season is prevention, which also means getting the flu vaccination. "They updated two of the strains to be mor...More..

Science Agrees: Hugs Really Do Make You Feel Better
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Science Agrees: Hugs Really Do Make You Feel Better

For the study , co-author Michael Murphy , a post-doctoral researcher in Carnegie Mellon University's Laboratory for the Study of Stress, Immunity and Disease, and his colleagues, interviewed 404 adults by ...More..

In 3 U.S. Adults Eat Fast Food Each Day
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

In 3 U.S. Adults Eat Fast Food Each Day

Researchers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics studied the fast food consumption of adults in the United States. "People have the lowest health risk when ...More..

‘Drunk Birds’ Are Terrorizing a Town in Minnesota
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

‘Drunk Birds’ Are Terrorizing a Town in Minnesota

Berries ferment with the cold, and because of an early frost in the area, the birds were eating the intoxicating berries before their planned trip to the south for the winter. "They have actually fallen out of ...More..

Bibb County Health Department offers free clinical breast exams
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

Bibb County Health Department offers free clinical breast exams

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month , so nurses and team members are showing their support by dying their hair pink - a color often associated with awareness for the disease. Younger women also have a hig...More..

More Bad News For Artificial Sweetener Fans
by | Friday, October 05, 2018

More Bad News For Artificial Sweetener Fans

The new research, led by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, discovered toxins are released when gut bacteria was exposed to the sweeteners. Materials provi...More..

Nobel Prize in Medicine to American, Japanese - 10/1/2018 4:43:33 AM
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Nobel Prize in Medicine to American, Japanese - 10/1/2018 4:43:33 AM

The discovery made by these scientists has revolutionized treatment and improved the prognosis of multiple tumors over the past five years by harnessing the immune system's ability to attack cancer cells. Hon...More..

by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Chemistry Nobel prize awarded to pioneers of directed evolution

Frances Arnold of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena was awarded one half of the $1 million prize for her work on the "directed evolution" of enzymes, proteins that catalyze specific chemical ...More..

County to Provide 2 Flu Clinics in SCV
by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

County to Provide 2 Flu Clinics in SCV

Christopher Sikora, acting senior medical officer of health for AHS. Yet only 40 percent of Kentuckians got a flu shot previous year, Kentucky Health News reported. It takes two weeks for the vaccine to work, s...More..

by | Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to 'power of evolution'

Their work has helped scientists understand processes within cells that were previously invisible, and has led to better understanding of viruses such as Zika. "Very few research breakthroughs are novel". Sir...More..

Surfer dies after contracting deadly brain-eating amoeba
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Surfer dies after contracting deadly brain-eating amoeba

Page organizer Stephanie Papastephanou wrote that while Stabile was mowing his lawn on the afternoon of Sunday September 16, he suddenly experienced a severe headache and went to lie down. BSR Cable Park's Su...More..

Pret A Manger vows ‘change’ after allergic teen dies eating baguette
by | Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Pret A Manger vows ‘change’ after allergic teen dies eating baguette

Pret CEO Clive Schlee said he was "deeply sorry" for Natasha's death, adding: "We can not begin to comprehend the pain her family have gone through and the grief they continue to feel". "We've listened to every...More..

Too Much Screen Time Is Hurting Children's Brains
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Too Much Screen Time Is Hurting Children's Brains

The research says that children aged eight to 11 spent 3.6 hours a day glued to a TV, mobile phone, tablet or computer screen, almost double the suggested limit of two hours. Both the parents and the children...More..

Nobel Medicine Prize awarded for cancer research
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Nobel Medicine Prize awarded for cancer research

Professor Allison works at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. The two men won the prize for their landmark discovery of " cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation ". Antibodies against ...More..

Texas surf park closes after man dies from rare 'brain-eating amoeba'
by | Monday, October 01, 2018

Texas surf park closes after man dies from rare 'brain-eating amoeba'

Naegleria fowleri can not be contracted by swallowing contaminated water, according to the CDC . A small CDC team collected samples for Naegleria fowleri testing and will be working with the health departme...More..

Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md

Kavanaugh also downplayed his underage drinking and told the committee he had never consumed so much alcohol that he blacked out or woke up unable to recall what he'd done the night before. "This is a tough pro...More..

First rebel group begins withdrawal from demilitarised zone in Syria's Idlib
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

First rebel group begins withdrawal from demilitarised zone in Syria's Idlib

The pullback is in line with a plan agreed this month between regime ally Russian Federation and rebel backer Turkey to avert a large-scale government offensive on Idlib province and surrounding rebel ter...More..

World's first human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

World's first human case of rat disease found in Hong Kong

Siddharth Sridhar, clinical assistant professor at the University of Hong Kong, explaining that monkeys are very close to humans when it comes to disease susceptibility. He was not involved with the case. Some ...More..

Mediterranean Diet Good For Preventing Depression
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Mediterranean Diet Good For Preventing Depression

She goes on to state that the relationship is more than just an indirect result of, for example, the impact of "diet on your body size or other aspects of health that can in turn affect your mood". Cutting down...More..

Can using hormonal contraceptives reduce ovarian cancer risk?
by | Sunday, September 30, 2018

Can using hormonal contraceptives reduce ovarian cancer risk?

The study found that the number of cases of ovarian cancer were highest in women who had never used hormonal contraception (7.5 per 100,000 person years), whereas among women who had ever used hormonal contra...More..

Residents warned after West Nile Virus detected in one South Florida county
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Residents warned after West Nile Virus detected in one South Florida county

The Kentucky Department for Public Health confirmed West Nile virus in five Louisville residents. "We are constantly monitoring for mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile Virus, Chikungunya, and St. He called...More..

Florence-Triggered Flooding Washes Into South Carolina
by | Saturday, September 29, 2018

Florence-Triggered Flooding Washes Into South Carolina

In the coastal city of Georgetown, about 30 miles south of Myrtle Beach, at the confluence of the Waccamaw, Great Pee Dee and Sampit rivers, officials now expect flood waters of two to four feet, down from earl...More..