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Popular NSAID pain reliever linked to serious heart health risk

The study ran from 1996 to 2016, during which time researchers found that starting diclofenac use caused an increased risk of serious cardiac events taking place within 30 days of starting the substance; this compared to taking other common NSAIDs or acetaminophen. [Full Article...]

So Far, 2018 West Nile Season is a Mild One in Tulsa

So Far, 2018 West Nile Season is a Mild One in Tulsa MS reported 63 West Nile cases and two deaths in 2017. "Perhaps it's due to our efforts in our larvaciding and adulticiding program that we do have here at the Tulsa Health Department and then also folks in the community taking the actions necessary to prevent mosquito bites, such as wearing DEET and draining their standing water and limiting their outdoor exposure", Rice said. [Full Article...]

Claire Wineland, YouTuber Who Chronicled Battle With Cystic Fibrosis, Dies at 21

Claire Wineland, YouTuber Who Chronicled Battle With Cystic Fibrosis, Dies at 21 Claire Wineland , 21, became renowned for her posts about illness and mortality on social media. I've spent the past year just barely holding myself above ground- juggling being sick with the deep incessant need in me to do something of value with my time. [Full Article...]

What's At Stake In The Latest Affordable Care Act Court Battle

What's At Stake In The Latest Affordable Care Act Court Battle That's mostly due to conservative Judge Reed O'Connor of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas, who presided over Wednesday's oral arguments. The GOP plaintiffs are seeking a "preliminary injunction" on the law. Is anything at stake for people who don't get insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplaces? The 180 million Americans who have employer-sponsored in... [Full Article...]

[TOP STORY] Health Minister declares Listeriosis outbreak officially over

[TOP STORY] Health Minister declares Listeriosis outbreak officially over The Minister said that at the beginning of the outbreak scientists said that it would be hard to find the source but they managed to trace it. Listeriosis is a serious, yet treatable and preventable disease caused by the bacterium , listeria monocytogenes, which can be found in soil, water and vegetation. [Full Article...]

And they’re all at risk of serious diseases

If adults were to become more active, they can improve their muscular and cardio-respiratory fitness, bone health, weight control and reduce their risk of hypertension, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression and various types of cancer. [Full Article...]

Fukushima worker dies after radiation exposure

Fukushima worker dies after radiation exposure In February 2016, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. After the March 2011 disaster triggered by the massive Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, the worker, who was in his 50s, was exposed to roughly 34 millisieverts of radiation by December 2011. [Full Article...]

Airport security trays are even nastier than toilets

Airport security trays are even nastier than toilets About 10 percent of what you touch at the airport is carrying a virus - and the most heavily infested place is one you can not avoid. Researchers from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom swabbed a variety of surfaces at Helsinki-Vantaa airport in Finland during the winter of 2016. [Full Article...]

What Is Your Heart Age? 80% Get Higher Age In NHS Test

What Is Your Heart Age? 80% Get Higher Age In NHS Test Health officials urged the public to make lifestyle changes, in order to cut the risk of heart disease. If someone's heart age is higher than their actual age, they are at an increased risk of having a heart attack or stroke . PHE has designed the test to provide those who take it with a "heart age", which can be increased by high cholesterol and high blood pressure. According to PHE, 24,000 of... [Full Article...]

Once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos is closing

Taylor's email appears to herald the final stages of Theranos , which was once one of Silicon Valley's most lauded startups, drawing investments from Oracle ( ORCL ) founder Larry Ellison and media mogul Rupert Murdoch. But an investigation by The Wall Street Journal two years ago found that Theranos' technology was inaccurate at best, and that the company was using routine blood-testing equipm... [Full Article...]

Pediatric resident meets nurse who cared for him as newborn

Pediatric resident meets nurse who cared for him as newborn The man in question - Brendan Seminatore - is now a second-year paediatric neurology resident at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital . Wong remembered the Seminatore baby's father was a police officer. " There was a big silence ", Wong said. Vilma said she was initially in shock about the meeting, "But overjoyed to know that I took care of him nearly 30 years ago and now he's a paediatric ... [Full Article...]

Indian state battles 'rat fever' outbreak after worst floods in a century

Indian state battles 'rat fever' outbreak after worst floods in a century Number of suspected leptospirosis cases rose to 209 from August 1 to September 3 in Kozhikode with the reporting of 22 suspected cases on Monday while the number of confirmed case rose to 104 with the reporting of 20 fresh cases on the day. [Full Article...]

New Hampshire beach hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem

New Hampshire beach hotel told to fix Legionella bacteria problem State health officials this week said they believe the source for the Hampton outbreak was two hotel spas. Three people in Surrey, B.C. have been hospitalized with Legionnaires' Disease, a severe form of pneumonia that develops after being infected by the Legionella bacteria. [Full Article...]

'I Loved John McCain'--Joe Biden Gives Tearful Eulogy At Memorial Service

'I Loved John McCain'--Joe Biden Gives Tearful Eulogy At Memorial Service Following the ceremony, McCain will lie in state from 1 p.m.to 8 p.m. Speaking to a national conference of the American Legion in Minneapolis, Pence said he wanted to address "a particular veteran that I know is on the hearts and minds of people all across America". [Full Article...]

Two Horses with West Nile Virus in Delaware

Two Horses with West Nile Virus in Delaware Since 2002, there had been Sixty six human cases of West Nile virus in Lake County, along with two confirmed deaths. The virus is spread through bites from mosquitoes. "The high temperatures combined with the rainfall is the flawless combination for mosquitoes to breed", says Dr. Siddhi Mankame, an infectious disease doctor at Topeka's Cotton O'Neil Clinic. [Full Article...]

Insects may devour more vital crops as Earth heats up

Insects may devour more vital crops as Earth heats up The study looked at the damage bugs like the European corn borer and the Asiatic rice borer could do as temperatures rise. Rising global temperatures are expected to significantly increase crop losses from insects, especially in temperate regions, a new study finds. [Full Article...]

Schools want to pay research subjects to eat avocados

Schools want to pay research subjects to eat avocados Joan Sabaté , Loma Linda University's principal investigator , said the financial backers will not affect the study's findings. An upcoming study by an American university wants to find out if avocados help in losing belly fat by making willing participants eat the fruit daily for six months - all in the name of research. [Full Article...]

Nurse under investigation after posting on anti-vaccination page

Nurse under investigation after posting on anti-vaccination page After an internal investigation, this individual is no longer with the organization". The nurse claimed the patient had recently traveled to a region "where measles is very common" and speculated that he may have contracted the disease overseas. [Full Article...]

Claim involves death of child after stay in detention centre

Claim involves death of child after stay in detention centre An ICE spokeswoman declined to be interviewed because of the pending litigation. To rush the construction, Immigration and Customs Enforcement used an existing agreement between the city of Eloy and CoreCivic which operates the Eloy Detention Center. [Full Article...]

New guidelines for young children in auto seats

New guidelines for young children in auto seats In an interview with NBC News , Hoffman said he's aware parents enjoy checking off these milestones for their kids, but he recommends taking a step back to make sure they're adhering to the academy's guidelines. We can't do it right if we don't know how to do it, so read up before you install . In conventional front-facing seats, the body jerks forward with nothing to cushion it, possibly result... [Full Article...]


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