Medical

Arkansas health officials report out-of-season uptick in flu cases

Arkansas health officials report out-of-season uptick in flu cases The most common viruses are those of Types A and B for which everyone must be vaccinated. With the flu challenge just starting, Mansfield and the Student Health Services Department are hopeful that the numbers will be great and that they will get the vaccinations. [Full Article...]

Your Daily Aspirin Use Could Be Hurting You, Research Shows

Your Daily Aspirin Use Could Be Hurting You, Research Shows Instead, researchers found that aspirin use was associated with an increased risk of bleeding in the digestive tract and the brain, with 3.8 per cent of people on the drug suffering from those conditions, compared to 2.7 per cent in the placebo group. [Full Article...]

Women Drown While Chained in Flooded Police Van During Hurricane Florence

Women Drown While Chained in Flooded Police Van During Hurricane Florence By the time a rescue team arrived, the deputies were stranded on top of the van and it was too late for the women. Due to unsafe conditions and rising waters, additional search and rescue teams are arriving to assist in the recovery of the vehicle. [Full Article...]

Apple Watch Series 4 and three brand-new IPhone, all the details

Apple Watch Series 4 and three brand-new IPhone, all the details Half of those study participants were healthy, while the other half had atrial fibrillation - or AFib, for short, which is a heart condition that can lead to serious health complications. He's also in charge of Apple's burgeoning health department. Here, the tech colossus announced the launch of three new phones: the iPhone Xs; the larger, more expensive iPhone Xs Max; and, starting at $749, the... [Full Article...]

Daily aspirin offers no benefits for over-70s

Daily aspirin offers no benefits for over-70s The study involved 19,000 people aged over 70 and has been in practice for seven years. Researchers have noted that the results only apply to those over 70 years of age who are otherwise healthy and not to those with existing conditions such as a previous heart attack, angina or stroke, where aspirin is recommended as a valuable preventive drug. [Full Article...]

Daily aspirin may involve more risk than reward

The risk is generally calculated using factors such as age, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, smoking history and other conditions such as diabetes. Doctors unexpectedly also found that the group taking aspirin died at a slightly higher rate than the placebo group, with most of those deaths attributed to cancer. [Full Article...]

IPhone XR revealed: notched LCD, Face ID, and advanced single camera

IPhone XR revealed: notched LCD, Face ID, and advanced single camera The "A12 Bionic" chip is said to make the iPhone more powerful than ever. It will come in Silver, Gold, Space Gray, Polished Space Black, and a new Gold Stainless color. But it has one incredible feature that neither the XS or the XS Max has: It comes in yellow . That brings me to pricing, a real issue when it comes to the iPhone XR . [Full Article...]

E-cigarette use is an 'epidemic', FDA chief says

E-cigarette use is an 'epidemic', FDA chief says 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 underage use of our product, and we want to be part of the solution in keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of young people". [Full Article...]

Drop in Exercise Levels Leading to Health Problems Globally

Drop in Exercise Levels Leading to Health Problems Globally More than a quarter of the world's adult population - 1.4 billion people - are at a greater risk of cardiovascular disease because of insufficient exercise, according to a new study . how can people manage to devote themselves to healthy activities in such times?" To encourage more people to exercise, World Health Organization launched a Let's Be Active campaign with a goal of reduci... [Full Article...]

Theranos is expected to shut down for good

Theranos is expected to shut down for good Holmes, who did not admit wrongdoing, was fined $500,000 and ordered to relinquish 18.9 million shares in the company. But Theranos came under scrutiny after the Journal published articles questioning its claims. She carefully crafted her image as well, wearing nearly entirely black turtleneck sweaters that earned her the moniker in Silicon Valley as 'the next Steve Jobs'. [Full Article...]

Embattled blood-testing firm Theranos to dissolve

Holmes advertised the company as a cheaper and more efficient way for patients to test for life-threatening conditions, like cancer and diabetes, with just a few drops of blood from their fingers. Ms Holmes herself became a business pin-up, wearing a black turtleneck jumper that drew comparisons with Steve Jobs, while profiles regularly pointed out that, like other successful tech entrepreneurs su... [Full Article...]

NH hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem, notify guests

NH hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem, notify guests No one answered the phone at the hotel Monday morning. "Hot tubs are a known source for this bacteria because they contain warm water which allows the bacteria to grow and amplify because there are jets which can disperse the water and aerosolize it", said Chan. [Full Article...]

Blood pressure drug recalled over potentially life-threatening label mix-up

Blood pressure drug recalled over potentially life-threatening label mix-up This recall is separate from a different blood pressure prescription recall that found a known carcinogen was in the medication. Spironolactone is used to treat a variety of conditions including high blood pressure , congestive heart failure and conditions where there are low levels of potassium in the blood, among other things. [Full Article...]

IL reports first death in 2018 from West Nile virus

IL reports first death in 2018 from West Nile virus The stadium, surrounded by residential areas, is ready for a Friday night football game. Health officials remind people to take measures to protect themselves from the mosquito-borne illness by using insect repellent , wearing long sleeve shirts and trousers, and staying indoors between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are out. [Full Article...]

Michael Steele rips Ron DeSantis over Andrew Gillum 'monkey this up' remark

Michael Steele rips Ron DeSantis over Andrew Gillum 'monkey this up' remark But, Judy, I think this is resonating today. - Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) August 29, 2018To say that @AndrewGillum - Florida's first #AfricanAmerican nominee for governor - got where he did bc he "performed" better and that electing him would " monkey this up " is dogwhistle racism and defines the @GOP in the age of @realDonaldTrump - #Florida must & will reject this! Gillum's surpr... [Full Article...]

Sexually transmitted diseases increase for fourth straight year — CDC

Sexually transmitted diseases increase for fourth straight year — CDC PREVENTION TREATMENT . This trio of STDs can lead to infertility, stillbirths, ectopic pregnancies, and a host of other conditions if left untreated. "We expect gonorrhea will eventually wear down our last highly effective antibiotic, and additional treatment options are urgently needed", Gail Bolan, director of CDC's Division of STD Prevention, said. [Full Article...]

New Lancet Report Suggests No Amount of Alcohol Is Healthy

New Lancet Report Suggests No Amount of Alcohol Is Healthy When it comes to drinking alcohol, the healthiest thing to do is abstain entirely, according to a large, wide-ranging report published by scientists. The report said about 1 in 3 people consume alcohol, which is about 2.4 billion people globally. [Full Article...]

Martha McSally wins Arizona Republican Senate primary

Martha McSally wins Arizona Republican Senate primary John McCain's ailing health caused a last-minute controversy. Deedra Abboud was also in the running for the Democratic Party seat, while the highly-contested Republican Party seat was also sought out by former state Sen. The late August primary leaves 10 weeks before the general election. Democrats, meanwhile, have their own choice of philosophies and personalities. [Full Article...]

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum wins democratic nomination in Florida gubernatorial race upset

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum wins democratic nomination in Florida gubernatorial race upset In Florida , DeSantis gave Trump credit for his victory, saying that with one supportive tweet , the president "kind of put me on the map". On 'The Ingraham Angle , ' Republican Florida gubernatorial candidate says his campaign had unstoppable momentum. [Full Article...]

Electronic Arts cancels last 3 'Madden' qualifier tournaments

Electronic Arts cancels last 3 'Madden' qualifier tournaments David Katz was hospitalized at least twice, but Daniel Webster, who directs the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, says his treatment wasn't enough to disqualify him. Gjoka tweeted: "The tourney just got shot up". "When I took his gaming equipment controllers away so he couldn't play at 3 or 4 in the morning, I'd get up and find that he was just walking around the house in cir... [Full Article...]


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