Medical


Kale added to annual list of fruits and vegetables with most pesticides Kale added to annual list of fruits and vegetables with most pesticides
- March 21, 2019

The report is based on more than 40,900 fruit and vegetable samples tested by the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "But what we try to highlight with the Shopper's Guide to Produce is building on a body of evidence that shows mixtures of pesticides can have adverse effects". (more...)
University of Auckland student confirmed as fourth measles case in Auckland University of Auckland student confirmed as fourth measles case in Auckland
- March 21, 2019

Auckland Regional Public Health Service announced on Monday it was working with the university to contact students and staff who shared classes with the first-year student. While there is a "wealth of clear and compelling scientific evidence verifying safety", the myth about the link between the measles, mumps, and rubella , or MMR vaccine and autism is false, health department officials emphasized. (more...)
Mike Thalassitis: Love Island star dies aged 26 Mike Thalassitis: Love Island star dies aged 26
- March 21, 2019

I won't forget that.it's so sad. you will be missed. Celebs Go Dating has dedicated its latest episode to Mike Thalassitis , who passed away this weekend. Mike's death comes less than a year after former Love Island star Sophie Gradon's death. "We ensure that all of our contributors are able to access psychological support before, during and after appearing on the show". (more...)
Hot drinks linked to 90% increased risk of oesophageal cancer Hot drinks linked to 90% increased risk of oesophageal cancer
- March 21, 2019

People who reported drinking their tea less than two minutes after it had been poured relative to those who said they let it sit for six minutes or more. The American Cancer Society report found drinking two cups of tea at more than 140 degrees nearly doubles your chance of esophageal cancer. "In fact, it is probably anything hot: Microwaved jam has been known to cause esophageal injury". (more...)
Smoking high-potency pot every day raises risk of psychosis, study says Smoking high-potency pot every day raises risk of psychosis, study says
- March 20, 2019

These severe mental disorders are defined as having abnormal thinking and perceptions or a loss of touch with reality. If the level of THC - the active ingredient in cannabis - in the drug used by participants was above 10 percent, the researchers classified that marijuana as "high-potency". (more...)
Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of mortality Higher consumption of sugary beverages linked with increased risk of mortality
- March 20, 2019

The more SSBs a person drank, the more risks of early death from any cause increased, according to the study . Just a couple of cans each day is also enough to increase the overall risk of a premature death by more than a fifth. However, this is the first research to link early death with SSB intake. While an occasional sugary drink is unlikely to do much harm, Australians consume them at a level high above "occasional". (more...)
Say no to cheese omelettes for healthier heart Say no to cheese omelettes for healthier heart
- March 20, 2019

All of the volunteers, at the start of their respective studies , detailed their typical diet, including how much they ate eggs and other high-cholesterol foods like red meat. "At the same time , it is prudent to moderate intake of eggs in those at high risk of cardiovascular disease", said Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director, the George Institute for Global Health. (more...)
New Study Links Sugary Beverages With Increased Risk of Early Death New Study Links Sugary Beverages With Increased Risk of Early Death
- March 20, 2019

But four or more ASBs per day was associated with increased risk of mortality in women. Those who consumed more than one sugary beverage per month but fewer than two per day seemed to experience a dose effect: the more they drank , the greater the risk. (more...)
New Pointers Advise Towards Each day Low-Dose Aspirin for Most Individuals New Pointers Advise Towards Each day Low-Dose Aspirin for Most Individuals
- March 20, 2019

If you're a healthy adult, who takes a low-dose daily aspirin to prevent a heart attack we have some newly released information for you. Health recommendations are ultimately based on the most current knowledge available, which means that new , long-term study results might overturn recommendations we once accepted as fact - like how eating lots of eggs was bad, then fine, then bad again. (more...)
Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large Apple Watch detects irregular heart beat in large
- March 19, 2019

In 2017, Apple had partnered with researchers from the Stanford University and launched an app called " Apple Heart Study " to determine whether a mobile app that uses data from a heart rate pulse sensor on the Apple Watch can identify atrial fibrillation. (more...)
Ebola outbreak contained in Congo, could be over by September Ebola outbreak contained in Congo, could be over by September
- March 19, 2019

Nyembo told Reuters the assailants torched the facility and some vehicles in Lubero's Biena health zone, which is west of Butembo, and that one person was injured when police opened fire. "Despite the incredibly hard situation the outbreak has been contained in 11 out of the 28 communities that have had cases", Tedros said. Doctors Without Borders described conditions at the epicenter in Congo as "toxic", saying that government security forces were complicating the effort by trying to force ... (more...)
Drinking sugary beverages linked with early death Drinking sugary beverages linked with early death
- March 19, 2019

The more sugary drinks you consume, the more likely you are to die early, according to a new study. People who are habituated to drinking sugary beverages may benefit a lot from this strategy. Artificially sweetened beverages (ASBs) and risk of early death were also evaluated. However, drinking four or more artificially sweetened drinks a day was associated with a higher risk of death among women. (more...)
Daily aspirin no longer suggested to prevent heart attack Daily aspirin no longer suggested to prevent heart attack
- March 19, 2019

Health recommendations are ultimately based on the most current knowledge available, which means that new, long-term study results might overturn recommendations we once accepted as fact - like how eating lots of eggs was bad, then fine, then bad again . (more...)
Expandable Heart Valves Could Mean Fewer Surgeries Expandable Heart Valves Could Mean Fewer Surgeries
- March 19, 2019

A multicenter clinical trial found that the minimally invasive procedure resulted in a significantly lower rate of stroke , rehospitalization, and death among patients who have the disease compared to those who underwent open-heart surgery . (more...)
Do Eggs Increase Your Cholesterol Levels? Here's What You Should Know Do Eggs Increase Your Cholesterol Levels? Here's What You Should Know
- March 18, 2019

The Australian Dietary Guidelines say "eggs are an alternative to meat, a relatively affordable source of protein , and are versatile foods", without prescribing an upper or lower limit - implying you can have a nutritious diet without ever eating one. (more...)
Buhari Seeks Private Sector Funds for Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS Buhari Seeks Private Sector Funds for Efforts to Combat HIV/AIDS
- March 17, 2019

The president said the survey and its results had come at the right time as the government commenced the full implementation of the National Health Act that would ensure that every Nigerian has access to comprehensive healthcare services. "Everyone infected with HIV needs to get treatment so they can achieve viral suppression, especially pregnant women. We know we can support HIV-positive mothers, hence ensuring the next generation is free from HIV", he said. (more...)
5 tips on how to keep you kidneys healthy 5 tips on how to keep you kidneys healthy
- March 16, 2019

It often arises from the social conditions in which people are born, grows, lives, works, and age including poverty, gender discrimination, lack of education, occupational hazards and pollution among others. "There are a lot of things we take unknowingly that they are not good for the body, but with this lecture, we know better". Keeping fit helps to reduce your blood pressure and therefore reduces the risk of chronic kidney disease. (more...)
Bernie Sanders Gets Stitches After Cutting Head, Goes On With Campaigning Bernie Sanders Gets Stitches After Cutting Head, Goes On With Campaigning
- March 16, 2019

Sanders tweeted that he was "proud" of the historical marker and, taking a page from his stump speech, tied the development to his own pro-union message. All campaign employees below the rank of deputy director will be represented by the union, which said the number could grow to more than 1,000 members. (more...)
'About Damn Time': Smokable Cannabis Coming to Florida 'About Damn Time': Smokable Cannabis Coming to Florida
- March 15, 2019

A total of 67 percent of Florida voters are "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with the way things are going in the state since DeSantis took over for former Governor Rick Scott . It could not be smoked in public or at private businesses subject to the state's cigarette smoking ban. They would also be able to possess up to four ounces of cannabis at any given time. (more...)
Study Warns of Risks from Inactive Ingredients in Drugs Study Warns of Risks from Inactive Ingredients in Drugs
- March 15, 2019

And almost all of the drugs they reviewed , at least in certain formulations, contained at least one of these possible allergens or irritants. But according to study author Carlo Traverso, a gastroenterologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital as well as an assistant professor in MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering, there hasn't been a large study that's tried to gauge how much of a risk these ingredients could pose. (more...)
Eating eggs can lead to higher risk of cardiovascular disease Eating eggs can lead to higher risk of cardiovascular disease
- March 15, 2019

The new study offers only observational data but doesn't show that eggs and cholesterol caused heart disease and deaths, said Lee, who wasn't involved in the research. Zhong also warned that avoiding eggs and cholesterol-rich foods could lead to an "imbalanced and unhealthy diet" as eggs and red meat "can be good sources of many important nutrients such as essential amino acids, iron, and choline". (more...)
Experts call for halt to gene editing that results in designer babies Experts call for halt to gene editing that results in designer babies
- March 15, 2019

Chinese scientist He Jiankui's announcement in November that he had altered their DNA using molecular scissors - ostensibly to prevent them from contracting HIV - provoked a global backlash from scientists saying the untested procedure was unethical and potentially risky. (more...)
Rare virus leaves Navy warship quarantined at sea for over 2 months Rare virus leaves Navy warship quarantined at sea for over 2 months
- March 15, 2019

All 703 military personnel aboard the Fort McHenry have already received measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) booster vaccinations and military medical officials are now assessing when the warship may be deemed medically safe to make a port call. (more...)
Canada’s chief health officer takes aim at misinformation in measles outbreak Canada’s chief health officer takes aim at misinformation in measles outbreak
- March 15, 2019

According to Dr. Theresa Tam, some parents are less scared of the measles itself than they are of the prevention of it, their sources of doubt being the measles misinformation they found online which can be misleading or downright false. (more...)
Flu season is not over yet Flu season is not over yet
- March 15, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control says experts also are monitoring an increase in illnesses from a kind of flu virus that tends to cause more hospitalizations and deaths, especially in the elderly. As March began, many believed that flu season was on its way out. CDC recorded about 37 hospitalizations per 100,000 for the week ending March 2, with higher rates among older adults, children up to age 4 years, and individuals aged 50-64 years. (more...)
Smoking while pregnant increase risk of sudden unexpected infant death syndrome Smoking while pregnant increase risk of sudden unexpected infant death syndrome
- March 14, 2019

The Seattle Children's Research Institute worked in collaboration with Microsoft data scientists for their study , published in the journal Pediatrics Monday. The research likewise demonstrated moms who smoked three months before pregnancy and quit in the primary trimester still had a higher danger of SUID contrasted and non-smokers. (more...)
Justin Bieber asks fans for prayers, reveals he's been 'struggling' Justin Bieber asks fans for prayers, reveals he's been 'struggling'
- March 14, 2019

In February, Bieber reportedly sought professional help to treat his depression. "God is faithful and your prayers really work, thanks!" His post, which was accompanied by an old photo - from 2016 - of himself, his manager Scooter Braun and rapper Kanye West praying, has drawn more than four million likes and more than 82,000 comments. (more...)
Italian parents could be fined for sending unvaccinated children to school Italian parents could be fined for sending unvaccinated children to school
- March 14, 2019

In Bologna, suspension letters were sent to the parents of 300 children. This stance follows months of debate over compulsory vaccination, both in Italy and across the world. Health Minister Giulia Grillo said the rules were now simple: "No vaccine, no school". The required vaccinations are polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, pertussis, measles, rubella, mumps, chicken pox and Haemophilus influenzae type B. (more...)
Toxic cocktail of pollutants: Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates Toxic cocktail of pollutants: Air pollution deaths are double earlier estimates
- March 14, 2019

Thomas Munzel, a co-author of the study and professor in the Department of Cardiology of the University Medical Centre Mainz in Mainz, Germany , said the number of cardiovascular disease deaths linked to air pollution "is much higher than expected". (more...)
Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments met with backlash Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments met with backlash
- March 14, 2019

But some of the Medicare cuts have received bipartisan support in the past, including halting hospitals from bumping up their Medicare payments by acquiring doctors' practices (a method CMS has tried to crack down in the past with its site-neutral payment proposals ) and lowering spend on prescription drugs. (more...)