CDC: Don't eat romaine lettuce. Here's why

Americans have been warned not to eat romaine lettuce amid an E.coli outbreak that has caused illness in 11 states. So far, one person who ate contaminated food developed kidney failure; no one has died. The latest advisory follows an outbreak earl... More..

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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA), Humana Exploring Mutual Stakes
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (WBA), Humana Exploring Mutual Stakes

Wall Street analysts that cover the Walgreens Boots Alliance ( WBA ) presented current consensus target price of $76.95. Boots became part of Walgreens Boots Alliance in 2014 when Walgreens took over the Angl...More..

40 million with diabetes could be without insulin by 2030
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

40 million with diabetes could be without insulin by 2030

However, not all people with diabetes require insulin. Editor's note: Eating a healthy diet low in carbohydrate, sugar and processed food can help to lower blood glucose levels, and people with type 2 diabe...More..

Drought-fueled dust storm blankets eastern Australia
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Drought-fueled dust storm blankets eastern Australia

The vast band of dust , 300 miles long and picked up by high winds, was visible from space as it travelled from the interior towards the coasts of New South Wales and southern Queensland. NSW Health has urged ...More..

BTG shares soar as Boston Scientific announces £3.3bn takeover
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

BTG shares soar as Boston Scientific announces £3.3bn takeover

Shareholders of Boston Scientific were less enthusiastic, with share prices on the New York Stock Exchange falling more than 3 percent to $34.16 by late Tuesday morning, on a day when United States financial ma...More..

Promising Peanut Allergy Treatment Could Become Available in the Near Future
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Promising Peanut Allergy Treatment Could Become Available in the Near Future

A. Wesley Burks, a professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and senior author of the NEJM publication . By its end, about two in three of the almost 400 children being...More..

Don't eat romaine lettuce: Health Canada
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

Don't eat romaine lettuce: Health Canada

Of 26 people with information available, 13 (50%) were hospitalized, including one person who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency did not immediate...More..

FDA warns against honey-filled pacifiers after babies hospitalized with botulism
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

FDA warns against honey-filled pacifiers after babies hospitalized with botulism

The Centers for Disease Control recommends that children under 12 months do not eat honey as they lack enough types of bacteria to prevent the botulism bacteria from growing and developing into a toxin. Paren...More..

Poll suggests one-third of parents skipping flu vaccine for their children
by | Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Poll suggests one-third of parents skipping flu vaccine for their children

Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health at the University of MI. In the last flu season between fall 2017 through spring 2018, a record-setting 180 children died from influenza. "Most pare...More..

Coli outbreak, United States officials say don't eat romaine lettuce
by | Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Coli outbreak, United States officials say don't eat romaine lettuce

Additionally, you should make sure to wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored. The CDC is issuing a new warning about romaine lettuce due to an E. All types and brands ...More..

Sucking your baby’s pacifier could improve their health
by | Sunday, November 18, 2018

Sucking your baby’s pacifier could improve their health

Nearly three-fifths (58 per cent) reported their child regularly using a dummy. Allergist Edward Zoratti, MD , ACAAI member and co-author of the study said, "We found that parental pacifier sucking was lin...More..

Antibiotic resistance growing global threat that needs to be countered
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Antibiotic resistance growing global threat that needs to be countered

If you do fall ill, do not pressure your healthcare professional to prescribe an antibiotic as they are generally not appropriate or effective for treating viral infections, such as flu. Also during this time,...More..

NHS ‘could be short of 350,000 staff by 2030’
by | Saturday, November 17, 2018

NHS ‘could be short of 350,000 staff by 2030’

The situation is so serious that the NHS is reaching a tipping point, they claim. It predicts an increase in NHS staff shortages from over 100,000 at present to nearly 250,000 by 2030. The estimate does not inc...More..

Blood pressure medication recall due to cancer concerns
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

Blood pressure medication recall due to cancer concerns

Patients are advised to speak to their physician or healthcare provider if they happen to take the recalled blood pressure drugs. Last week, there was another recall of a blood pressure medication that has ...More..

Call for United Kingdom ban on excessively high sugar milkshakes
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

Call for United Kingdom ban on excessively high sugar milkshakes

The group surveyed milkshakes sold in restaurants and fast food shops in the United Kingdom, and discovered that many have over half the daily-recommended amount of calories for an adult. But Graham MacGr...More..

Withings Pulse HR Challenges Fitbit with 20-Day Battery Life
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

Withings Pulse HR Challenges Fitbit with 20-Day Battery Life

The freshly-independent company is wasting little time in getting new products out the door, and today, it's reviving its old Pulse brand for a new fitness tracker . It will track sleep quality though, providi...More..

Google raises privacy concerns as it takes over DeepMind's Health biz
by | Friday, November 16, 2018

Google raises privacy concerns as it takes over DeepMind's Health biz

There is a restructuring process underway at Alphabet so that DeepMind Health will henceforth come under the aegis of Google. While announcing the new reshuffling, DeepMind also revealed that it has acq...More..

You now have longer to opt-out of My Health Record
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

You now have longer to opt-out of My Health Record

Mr Hunt's office said the Australian Digital Health Agency had "no evidence that any of these matters led to unauthorised access to any individuals' health information". Yes, at the moment people's data can b...More..

Depression? Loneliness? Limit your social media use, study says
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

Depression? Loneliness? Limit your social media use, study says

What differentiates this study from others is that previous studies have shown a co-relation between social media usage and mental health . Hunt admitted that the study only looked at three major social me...More..

America updates its physical activity guidelines, with one important change
by | Thursday, November 15, 2018

America updates its physical activity guidelines, with one important change

According to the report, only around 26 percent of men and 19 percent of women actually get the recommended amount of physical activity on a daily basis. " Multiple studies demonstrate that the steepest redu...More..

Wide differences in antibiotic use between countries
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Wide differences in antibiotic use between countries

World Health Organization in the African Region, has made the fight against antibiotic resistance a top priority and is working with countries to develop and implement action plans to combat antibiotic resista...More..

Hundreds infected in worst Ebola outbreak in Congo’s history
by | Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Hundreds infected in worst Ebola outbreak in Congo’s history

The ministry said late Friday that the deadly virus has killed about 198 people since the outbreak was declared August 1 in the volatile east. Earlier this month, the health ministry said it will install...More..

Salmonella Linked to Raw Turkey Killed 1, Sickened 164 Around the Country
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

Salmonella Linked to Raw Turkey Killed 1, Sickened 164 Around the Country

In addition, Duncan Hines has recalled some cake mixes because of potential salmonella contamination that has made five people sick.In 2011 an outbreak of a different strain of salmonella linked to grou...More..

Geisinger CEO Dr. David Feinberg heads to Google: 5 things to know
by | Sunday, November 11, 2018

Geisinger CEO Dr. David Feinberg heads to Google: 5 things to know

Feinberg is an unusually gifted leader and physician", said Scott Becker , publisher of Becker's Healthcare and partner at McGuireWoods. The move strengthens Google's position, which has been making waves ...More..

Surgeons in Australia successfully separate conjoined twins from Bhutan
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Surgeons in Australia successfully separate conjoined twins from Bhutan

It is expected the girls will spend about a month in hospital following the surgery and Sherub previously told The Age that they may take time to catch up with some of their milestones. It is also possible th...More..

N. Idaho woman over 50 is first flu death of season
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

N. Idaho woman over 50 is first flu death of season

Flu season generally begins in early winter or late autumn and can extend into the spring. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that most Americans 6 months and older get an ann...More..

Hey, here's a free flu vaccination clinic in Virginia Beach
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Hey, here's a free flu vaccination clinic in Virginia Beach

In addition to the vaccine , covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze is another technique for warding off the flu . "So the vaccine will offer protection only for a year", Dr. If you are ill, stay home. ...More..

Uganda to vaccinate health workers against Ebola
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Uganda to vaccinate health workers against Ebola

The current Ebola outbreak in DRC is the country's second in 2017. To alert global travelers to the DRC of the expanding Ebola situation, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) upgraded its...More..

'She Has Earned This': Trump Praises Pelosi, Warns Democrats
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

'She Has Earned This': Trump Praises Pelosi, Warns Democrats

Trump's Republicans lost the House of Representatives in Tuesday's vote but increased their majority in the Senate . The president's current job approval, set at 40 per cent by Gallup, was the lowest at th...More..

Morning people 'less likely to develop breast cancer'
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Morning people 'less likely to develop breast cancer'

The data also showed that women who slept longer than the recommended seven to eight hours a night had a 20 percent increased risk of breast cancer for each additional hour slept. "The authors do not show a...More..