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PM Modi to launch ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme from Jharkhand today PM Modi to launch ‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme from Jharkhand today
- September 25, 2018

NDTV is one of the leaders in the production and broadcasting of un-biased and comprehensive news and entertainment programmes in India and overseas. Health ministry said it had received 16,000 applications for hospital empanelment and almost 3500 arogya mitras had been trained to help patients. (more...)
Pet store puppies linked to antibiotic resistant illness, CDC reports Pet store puppies linked to antibiotic resistant illness, CDC reports
- September 24, 2018

No deaths occurred, but at least 26 people were hospitalized. Of the people infected in the report issued in the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , 29 had been employed at a pet store and 99 percent had been exposed to a dog . (more...)
Shy octopus on ecstasy behaves the same as human Shy octopus on ecstasy behaves the same as human
- September 24, 2018

Octopuses are nearly entirely antisocial, except when they're mating, and scientists who study them have to house them separately so they don't kill or eat each other. And any similarities in octopus and human genetic code related to this system could help her understand how the brain - down to its tiniest bits - evolved to govern social behaviors. (more...)
FDA: Certain flea and tick medication may cause neurological problems FDA: Certain flea and tick medication may cause neurological problems
- September 24, 2018

That being said, some serious neurological reactions have been reported, including seizures in animals which have no history of such symptoms. The products may be safe for most animals but it has been shown that they cause aggressive side-effects like ataxia, seizures and muscle tremors in select cases. (more...)
Veterinarians say some pets can get West Nile Virus Veterinarians say some pets can get West Nile Virus
- September 24, 2018

In addition, the agency will use its social media accounts as well as other county media resources to provide information about West Nile Virus and mosquito-borne illnesses. West Nile virus infections in humans have been reported from June through October; however, most reported becoming ill with West Nile virus in August and September . (more...)
Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060 — CDC Report Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060 — CDC Report
- September 23, 2018

Shaji. That number is forecasted to escalate to increase to 13.9 million, nearly 3.3 percent of the population, in 2060. There's no cure for Alzheimer's , which is now the fifth most common cause of death for people aged 65 and older. That's followed by Hispanics (12.2 percent), and whites (10.3 percent). The population isn't just aging - it's growing, as babies are born and people live longer. (more...)
Scientists Find Ecstasy Makes Octopuses 'Gentle and Cuddly'
- September 22, 2018

It doesn't just tell us more about the evolution of serotonergic signalling in the regulation of social behaviours - it's a finding that could help study and develop psychiatric drugs, particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants. (more...)
Section of I-95 reopened in SC Section of I-95 reopened in SC
- September 22, 2018

A resident surveys a road inundated by water in Lumberton, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence . According to ABC affiliate WPDE , the patients were being transported from Loris Hospital Waccamaw Center for Mental Health to McLeod Health, which runs multiple facilities in the region. (more...)
BMJ Study on Sugar Content of Yogurts: Dairy UK Response BMJ Study on Sugar Content of Yogurts: Dairy UK Response
- September 22, 2018

They therefore assessed the nutrient content of nearly 900 yogurts and yogurt products, which were available from five major United Kingdom online supermarket chains in October/November 2016. The worst offenders in the group were organic yogurts that contained an average of 13.1 grams of sugar per 100 grams. When introducing foods to children, why not choose natural yogurt instead? Average fat content was however, either below or just above the low fat threshold. (more...)
Plano Reports Its First Human Case Of West Nile Virus This Year Plano Reports Its First Human Case Of West Nile Virus This Year
- September 22, 2018

In July, two cases of West Nile virus were reported in Johnson County , Kansas health officials said. There have been 12 cases of West Nile Virus this summer in Missouri, most of which have been in St. Individuals who develop any of these symptoms should see their healthcare provider immediately. Some symptoms of Lyme disease may not appear until weeks, months or years after a tick bite, affecting joints, nervous system and heart, said Overholt. (more...)
Tilray to export cannabis formulation to US for clinical trial Tilray to export cannabis formulation to US for clinical trial
- September 21, 2018

The drastic swings in the stock follow a almost 30 per cent jump on Tuesday after the Nanaimo, B.C. - based firm announced it got the green light from the U.S. Tilray will export capsules with a cannabinoid formulation with two active ingredients extracted from cannabis plants known as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). (more...)
Flu Shots Available At Margaret Mary Health Starting Oct. 1 Flu Shots Available At Margaret Mary Health Starting Oct. 1
- September 21, 2018

People of all ages can get the flu. The health department offers free immunizations to children age 18 and younger through the Vaccines for Children Program. And no, regardless of the myth that is so often heard at this time of the year, the flu vaccine doesn't cause those who take it to develop influenza. (more...)
FDA Threatens To Crack Down On E-Cigarettes FDA Threatens To Crack Down On E-Cigarettes
- September 21, 2018

The agency will use geo-fencing, which allows marketers to reach people within specific locations, to reach populations around middle and high schools. A government-commissioned report in January found "substantial evidence" that young people who use e-cigarettes are more likely to try cigarettes. Vaping works by heating a chamber, containing either nicotine or cannabis oil, until the liquid vapourises. (more...)
Yes, its that flu shot time of year again Yes, its that flu shot time of year again
- September 21, 2018

Flu season tends to peak in colder months, when kids are indoors coughing on each other. Chief nurse for NHS England Professor Jane Cummings said that "myths" persist around the flu vaccine, with the "big one" being that it gives people the flu. (more...)
‘Health halo’ organic yogurts have double the amount of sugar ‘Health halo’ organic yogurts have double the amount of sugar
- September 20, 2018

The NHS recommends that children aged four to six have no more than 19g of sugar , or five sugar cubes a day, and it is advised that those aged seven to 10 consume less than 24g daily. As a mother she wondered, just how much sugar was she giving her daughter? This is "concerning", given the rise in childhood obesity and the prevalence of tooth decay among young children, say the researchers. (more...)
A Daily Dose of Aspirin May Be Dangerous for Healthy Seniors A Daily Dose of Aspirin May Be Dangerous for Healthy Seniors
- September 20, 2018

However, all of the experts agreed that if you're now taking aspirin under a doctor's direction you shouldn't stop until you discuss it with them, regardless of your age. "That's an issue in the elderly when people's blood vessels are a bit more fragile", Professor McNeil said. It was called the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly (ASPREE) trial. (more...)
Think you're unique? Researchers say most people fit one of four personalities Think you're unique? Researchers say most people fit one of four personalities
- September 20, 2018

The concept of personality types remains controversial in psychology, with hard scientific proof difficult to find. Different combinations of trait scores could indicate aptitude for a particular kind of job, the strength of interpersonal relationships and even the likelihood of developing psychological or physical health issues. (more...)
Number of Kids Using E-Cigarettes Is an Epidemic, Says FDA
- September 20, 2018

The agency will use geo-fencing, which allows marketers to reach people within specific locations, to reach populations around middle and high schools. A school-based survey shows almost 1 in 11 US students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens. (more...)
S. Africa issues cholera alert following outbreak in neighboring Zimbabwe S. Africa issues cholera alert following outbreak in neighboring Zimbabwe
- September 20, 2018

The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe has risen to 24 with first-line antibiotics struggling to treat the disease which has spread from the capital, a World Health Organisation report said Thursday. Government officials have been accused of misusing public money, including allegedly purchasing new vehicles for cabinet members. While the country has faced epidemics in the past, the 2018 crisis is made worse by the fact the disease has proven unresponsive to drugs typically used ... (more...)
Cigna gets DOJ approval to buy St. Louis based Express Scripts Cigna gets DOJ approval to buy St. Louis based Express Scripts
- September 20, 2018

Sources told Reuters the Justice Department's review may conclude soon, though it is not clear whether approval will come in September. "We are pleased that the Department of Justice has cleared our transaction and that we are another step closer to completing our merger and delivering greater affordability, choice and predictability to our customers and clients as a combined company", Cigna Chief Executive Officer David Cordani said in a statement. (more...)
Second Case of West Nile Confirmed in Camden County Second Case of West Nile Confirmed in Camden County
- September 20, 2018

Officials have confirmed that a woman in her late 30s tested positive for the virus and they are now working with the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission to conduct additional spraying and mosquito testing in the area. The Ministry advised the public to take preventive measures such as using insect repellent, wear long sleeves and protect Windows against insects. Iowa is experiencing its worst West Nile virus outbreak in 15 years. (more...)
Two female mental health patients drown while chained up in police van Two female mental health patients drown while chained up in police van
- September 19, 2018

WLTX reports that the two deputies were transporting the two patients to McLeod Behavorial Health in Darlington. 'Tonight's incident is a tragedy, ' he said. A resident surveys a road inundated by water in Lumberton, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence. The two deputies were rescued, the occupants have not been recovered. (more...)
Scientists Pinpoint 4 Personality Types
- September 19, 2018

Each one is based on the extent to which people display five different major character traits, including neuroticism , extraversion , openness , agreeableness and conscientiousness . The researchers describe them as "good people to be in charge of things". "What we're saying is you can group more people in these four clusters than you'd expect by chance". (more...)
Household cleaners may alter kids' gut flora, contribute to being overweight Household cleaners may alter kids' gut flora, contribute to being overweight
- September 19, 2018

The study examined the exposure to three categories of household cleaners on the infant gut microbiome: disinfectants , detergents and eco-friendly products. "Antibacterial cleaning products have the capacity to change the environmental microbiome and alter risk for child overweight ", the authors conclude. (more...)
Study finds first evidence of air pollution particles reaching mothers’ placentas Study finds first evidence of air pollution particles reaching mothers’ placentas
- September 19, 2018

It is the first ever evidence that inhaled pollution particles can get transported from the lungs to the placenta. The samples were from five pregnant women , all non-smokers, who lived in London and underwent planned caesareans. "We were interested to see if these effects could be due to pollution particles moving from the mother's lungs to the placenta", she says. "This overview suggests a that it is possible you'll perhaps perhaps presumably take into accounts mechanism of how ... (more...)
Ruth Davidson rules out Tory leader role Ruth Davidson rules out Tory leader role
- September 19, 2018

Davidson was later diagnosed with clinical depression and put on antidepressants, an experience that, for her, did not improve her condition. In extracts from Ms Davidson's memoirs, printed by the newspaper, she tells how the suicide of a boy from her home village when she was 17 sent her into a "tailspin". (more...)
An Aspirin A Day Might Not Extend Life For Healthy Older People An Aspirin A Day Might Not Extend Life For Healthy Older People
- September 18, 2018

Treatment with aspirin did not affect survival free of dementia or disability, the study found, and rates of cardiovascular events, such as coronary heart disease, non-fatal heart attacks and strokes, were also similar to the placebo group. (more...)
Canada bans use of trans fats in food products Canada bans use of trans fats in food products
- September 18, 2018

The ban takes aim at partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs, which are the main source of industrially produced trans fats in all foods sold in Canada. For years, the oils were used in the production of baked goods because they extended a product's shelf life. (more...)
Doctors Once Again Call for a Complete Ban on Baby Walkers Doctors Once Again Call for a Complete Ban on Baby Walkers
- September 18, 2018

Most of those were head and neck injuries, and three-quarters of the children were injured by falling down the stairs. The American Academy of Pediatrics and consumer groups have warned against the use of baby walkers for decades and even called for a ban in the 1990s. (more...)
Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday
- September 18, 2018

This is the third year that the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association has held the North County Walk in Escondido at Kit Carson Park. "It was a attractive day at the 2018 Bloomington Walk to End Alzheimer's in our brand new location at City Hall Plaza", said Kyle Davern, Development Specialist for the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter. (more...)