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Google will show opioid disposal sites in maps searches Google will show opioid disposal sites in maps searches
- February 23, 2019

Sign up today to get healthcare news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go. The majority of prescription drug abuse, 53%, starts with drugs obtained from family and friends, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (more...)
Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL) Hormel Foods Corporation (HRL)
- February 23, 2019

Gw Henssler & Assoc Ltd has invested 1.34% in Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL ). Over the past twelve months, Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL)'s stock was 1.05%. (NYSE: PIR), which has been on the receiving end of their in-depth analysis.Additionally, in a research note made public on September 21st, 2018, Analysts at Telsey Advisory Group Reiterated common shares of PIR stock to Market Perform - combined with a 12-month price target of $1.50. (more...)
OH 4th grader dies after diagnosis of strep throat and flu OH 4th grader dies after diagnosis of strep throat and flu
- February 23, 2019

The Journal-News reported numerous students and staffers working on cards Thursday wore pink - her favorite color - while they did so. Our Comet family is grieving tonight after learning that one of our fourth graders, Sable Gibson, died this evening. (more...)
Trump administration inches closer to defunding Planned Parenthood Trump administration inches closer to defunding Planned Parenthood
- February 23, 2019

The program now subsidizes health centers such as those run by the non-profit Planned Parenthood , which provides contraception, health screenings and abortions. It is also a potential violation of the First Amendment, since it appears to require government infringement of a doctor's ability to speak freely with patients about legal, safe and customary health care options as a requirement for federal assistance. (more...)
Health minister ignores Burnaby mom, rules out mandatory vaccinations Health minister ignores Burnaby mom, rules out mandatory vaccinations
- February 23, 2019

Out of approximately 1,900 total staffers, 166 state Department of Health staff members, working approximately 8,700 hours, have been assigned to the measles outbreak so far, according to Lindquist. "Traditionally, school entry requirements have been the role of the states, so there might be a constitutional challenge if the federal government tried to mandate by law those school requirements", he said. (more...)
CVS Health: 4Q Earnings Snapshot CVS Health: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
- February 23, 2019

CVS's ROE is 8.3%, which is also considerably worse than the industry's ROE of 10.51%. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $96.00 price target on shares of CVS Health in a research note on Thursday, January 3rd. The Trump administration wants Congress to ban these "backdoor deals", a move that could hurt CVS and other PBMs. "Unfortunately, we see the rebate rule taking us backward, not forward". (more...)
CDC: 'Zombie deer disease' spreading in US could infect humans CDC: 'Zombie deer disease' spreading in US could infect humans
- February 22, 2019

Symptoms include drooling, stumbling, lack of coordination, lack of fear of people, aggression and listlessness - which explains the "zombie" deer disease nickname. Osterholm warned that as the amount of infected meat consumed increases, the chances of humans contracting chronic wasting disease would also increase over time. (more...)
Measles Cases Hit 63 in County at Center of Outbreak Measles Cases Hit 63 in County at Center of Outbreak
- February 21, 2019

Some people - infants, people with certain underlying health conditions and those undergoing chemotherapy - can not be vaccinated and must rely on "herd" immunity to prevent infection. They aim to vaccinate 12 to 14 million children. "I've read the science, and it's not there", said Del Bigtree. The outbreak is in her district. Out of approximately 1,900 total staffers, 166 state Department of Health staff members, working approximately 8,700 hours, have been assigned to the measles ... (more...)
First pediatric flu death reported in Northeast Ohio First pediatric flu death reported in Northeast Ohio
- February 21, 2019

Most of the deaths occurred in patients who were over the age of 65. Public health officials in MA have confirmed a third pediatric flu death in the state this season. Those anxious about the flu or feel that might be at risk, should speak with their doctor about getting the flu shot or other preventative measures. (more...)
Clamour for vaccines as measles outbreak kills almost 1,000 children in Madagascar Clamour for vaccines as measles outbreak kills almost 1,000 children in Madagascar
- February 21, 2019

Some people can not be vaccinated - including infants under six months of age, people with certain underlying health conditions and those undergoing chemotherapy - meaning they must rely on high levels of immunity within their communities to prevent infection with the virus. (more...)
Australian research paves way for one-shot flu vaccine Australian research paves way for one-shot flu vaccine
- February 20, 2019

T cells are a type of white blood cell that roams the body scanning for abnormalities and infections. Particular combinations known as epitopes can act as flags to CT8+ T cells, telling them a virus has arrived and initiating the orders to kill it. (more...)
Is Is "zombie deer disease" a threat to humans?
- February 20, 2019

The fatal disease degrades the brains, spines and bodies of the animals it infects, and there are no known treatments or vaccines. Chronic wasting disease turns deer into so-called "zombies", and experts are anxious it could one day spread to the human population. (more...)
‘Zombie deer disease’ has spread to 2 provinces and 24 states ‘Zombie deer disease’ has spread to 2 provinces and 24 states
- February 19, 2019

The disease affects deer, moose, caribou and elk and it is always fatal. The disease can incubate for years, meaning that the symptoms might not be apparent for many years after infection. "If I were to model contamination, the closest thing I can think of is it would be similar to modeling radioactive material", Larsen said. Test results on Thursday confirmed a deer found on January 23 in Merrifield was infected with CWD. (more...)
Terrified Hamilton audience stampede out theatre after someone shouts 'gun' Terrified Hamilton audience stampede out theatre after someone shouts 'gun'
- February 19, 2019

She is believed to have suffered a heart attack. Hundreds of patrons rushed from the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco after hearing shouts of "gun". All three were taken to local hospitals, the fire department said on Twitter , noting that the person suffering the original emergency was also at a local hospital and in critical condition as of Friday night. (more...)
Measles 'outbreak' in Vancouver with eight cases; most linked to French school Measles 'outbreak' in Vancouver with eight cases; most linked to French school
- February 18, 2019

They say vaccine coverage has stalled at 85%, considerably below the 95% required to prevent outbreaks. The capital city of Hanoi had recorded 114 cases of measles since the start of 2019, a sharp increase in comparison with the same period previous year when only eight cases were reported, the municipal Health Department said. (more...)
Push-ups could indicate good heart health, study suggests Push-ups could indicate good heart health, study suggests
- February 18, 2019

In a study of more than 1,100 male firefighters followed for 10 years, researchers found that the risk of atherosclerosis and of cardiovascular events, such as stroke and heart attack, was 96% lower among men who could do 40 or more push-ups during timed tests compared to the men who could do fewer than 10. (more...)
Facebook allows ads to promote anti-vaccine content: Report | newkerala.com #102505 Facebook allows ads to promote anti-vaccine content: Report | newkerala.com #102505
- February 18, 2019

But people opposed to vaccines have used the social network to spread misinformation in groups where members have to be approved, making it hard for Facebook to police this content, according to The Guardian . Facebook said it thinks accurate counter-speech is a more productive safeguard against misinformation. With five measles outbreaks ongoing in the USA, lawmakers are questioning both health officials and tech giants on their efforts to combat the noxious anti-vaccine misinformation ... (more...)
Diet drinks may be associated with strokes Diet drinks may be associated with strokes
- February 18, 2019

While the results do not suggest that diet drinks directly cause strokes , the association raises alarms about how artificial sweeteners might be affecting the body. The study focused on over 80,000 post-menopausal women in the United States for an average of 11.9 years. The researchers reveal that some groups are at a greater risk of heart disease. (more...)
Flu Season: What Are The Symptoms, Why Vaccine Is Important? Flu Season: What Are The Symptoms, Why Vaccine Is Important?
- February 18, 2019

In today's report, the CDC recommends that healthcare providers continue to administer influenza vaccine as long as flu is circulating and that the vaccine can still prevent illness, hospitalization, and death associated with now flu strains and others that appear-such as influenza B-later in the season. (more...)
White House: Trump will sign funding bill, declare border emergency White House: Trump will sign funding bill, declare border emergency
- February 15, 2019

The 35-day long shutdown that resulted did not end until January, when the President signed a three-week stop-gap measure to temporarily reopen the government and allow for negotiations over border security. The White House confirmed the plan minutes later. One possibility is shifting a portion of the $13 billion in disaster aid Congress approved previous year for Puerto Rico and a dozen states, including California and Texas, hit hard by hurricanes, flooding and other disasters. (more...)
Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could eventually spread to humans, experts warn Deadly ‘zombie’ deer disease could eventually spread to humans, experts warn
- February 15, 2019

Lawmakers are scrambling to pass a bill in Congress to allow a study into a fatal disease that turns deer into zombies - and could spread to humans . Now there are no vaccines for the disease, which is transmitted through animal-to-animal contact or indirectly through contaminated drinking water or food. (more...)
Pres. Trump gains weight, now considered obese Pres. Trump gains weight, now considered obese
- February 15, 2019

President Trump waves as he walks up the steps of Marine One at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on February 8 after having his annual physical. After last year's physical, Jackson was nominated to become Secretary of Veterans Affairs, but later withdrew amid accusations of fostering a hostile workplace and dispensing medications without prescriptions. (more...)
Misconceptions surrounding HPV are causing women to miss smear tests Misconceptions surrounding HPV are causing women to miss smear tests
- February 15, 2019

While cervical cancer itself is only detected in women, its impact extends to the woman's husband, children, family members, friends and colleagues. How can I get tested for HPV? "If high-risk HPV is found, the same sample will be looked at for cell changes", explains Pinnell. This has been shown to be much more effective at preventing cancer. (more...)
Two diet drinks a day raise stroke risk for women
- February 15, 2019

Of the participants, 5.1 percent reported consuming more than two artificially sweetened beverages a day. "The other interesting thing about our study is that we looked at who is more vulnerable". While the results do not suggest that diet drinks directly cause strokes , the association raises alarms about how artificial sweeteners might be affecting the body. (more...)
E-cigarette use 'skyrocketing' among young Americans E-cigarette use 'skyrocketing' among young Americans
- February 14, 2019

The number of high school students reporting cigarette smoking in the past 30 days has dropped from 15.8 percent in 2011, but has been hovering around 8 percent since 2016. In the past, Gottlieb has said that he would consider halting sales of e-cigarettes while companies go through the FDA review. "JUUL entered the US market in 2015 and since December 2017 has held the greatest market share of any e-cigarette in the United States". (more...)
Measles Outbreak Claims 70 Lives in the Philippines During 2019 Measles Outbreak Claims 70 Lives in the Philippines During 2019
- February 14, 2019

Despite this, cases have popped up in 11 states so far this winter. VCH says two doses of measles vaccine are 99 per cent effective at preventing measles.it says most cases occur in those born after 1970 who have not had any or only one dose of measles vaccine. (more...)
Funding finalized for new Edmonton mental health centre for children Funding finalized for new Edmonton mental health centre for children
- February 14, 2019

Mental health problems in USA children are common, according to a new survey, with about one in six children of school age affected. "For parents who are anxious about their child or their teen when they're in a time of crisis, we know that it's very hard and it can be very stressful", Health Minister Sarah Hoffman said. (more...)
Scanning Younger Women Could Prevent Breast Cancer Scanning Younger Women Could Prevent Breast Cancer
- February 13, 2019

The report, published by The Lancet, said that data from 2,899 women screened between 2006 and 2015 was examined. To estimate the number of breast cancer deaths averted since 1989 due to the collective effects of both screening mammography and improved treatment, R. (more...)
HHS Releases Proposals Seeking End to Information Blocking, Promoting EHR Interoperability HHS Releases Proposals Seeking End to Information Blocking, Promoting EHR Interoperability
- February 13, 2019

The proposed ONC rule would require that patient electronic access to this electronic health information (EHI) be made available at no cost. "The ONC rule puts in specific provisions or exceptions [to account] for privacy, security, and patient harm, but importantly makes pricing of this a reasonable set of pricing structures". (more...)
Apple Health Records are Coming for Veterans Apple Health Records are Coming for Veterans
- February 13, 2019

Veterans can view a snapshot of their health profiles that includes known conditions, vaccinations, lab results, medications, procedures and more. The information is secured with encryption and protected by the iPhone user's passcode, Touch ID or Face ID. (more...)