Medical

by | August 24, 2018 | 20:53

Dr. Thomas "Tom" Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a 2016 photo. Frieden turned himself in to authorities on Friday in Brooklyn, police said. He is expected to appear in court later Friday. In 2009, President Barack Obama appointed him to head the CDC, the country's main public health agency.

by | August 24, 2018 | 18:36

There are wide variations in consumption globally. In fact, all over the globe, 27.1 per cent of cancer deaths in women and 18.9 per cent of cancer deaths in men were linked to alcohol consumption . Max Griswold, of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, said in a statement. In males, the prevalence was 20 per cent and deaths attributed to alcohol drinking was 4.7 per cent (2.9 lakh deaths).

by | August 24, 2018 | 08:25

Karin Michels attacked the promotion of the oil as a healthy alternative in a lecture in Germany that has been watched almost a million times on YouTube . In addition, edible liquid coconut oil has gone through processing and other chemicals may have been added. Does coconut oil have some health benefits? The bottom line is that while there is limited research about coconut oil's impact on the body-whether good or bad.

by | August 24, 2018 | 07:21

It causes "genital ulceration" that "bleeds readily to the touch" according to an article published in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections . "Any delay could cause the flesh around the genitals to literally rot away", pharmacist Shamir Patel of Chemist 4 U told the Liverpool Echo . "This bacteria is also a risk factor in the transmission of HIV".

by | August 23, 2018 | 23:28

He called the substance "one of the worst things you can eat" that was as good for well-being as "pure poison", reports The Guardian . While there are advertisements claiming coconut oil as a health food, there is little evidence to back that claim, said nutrition experts.

by | August 23, 2018 | 21:29

The Shares and Demand for Pap Tests and HPV Tests industry is unexpected to be high for the next six years. Many women can now undergo cervical cancer screening once every five years with a single test, according to new guidelines released today from the U.S.

by | August 23, 2018 | 17:32

About 7-8% of the United Kingdom population have type-O Rhesus-negative blood but demand for this special group accounts for about 13% of all hospital requests, according to NHS Blood and Transplant. Withers and his colleagues plan to apply for a patent on the newly identified enzymes and are set to work with Canadian Blood Services and the Centre for Blood Research to test them on different types of blood from a variety of donors.

by | August 23, 2018 | 04:29

According to a 2015 report that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published, workplace-related illnesses cost the US economy more than $225 billion a year. Higher levels of office stress were significantly associated with higher levels of stress outside the office. Importantly, workers who were more physically active at the office had 14 percent less physiological stress outside of the office compared to those with less physical activity at the office.

by | August 23, 2018 | 04:04

A total of 401 human WNV infections have been reported in Europe with 22 deaths according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Karyl Rattay. The first North American cases of West Nile were detected in New York City in 1999 and since then, it has established itself in the continental United States and Canada, the B.C.

by | August 22, 2018 | 20:24

They found that the consumption of beef, lamb, pork, chicken and cheese instead of some carbohydrates increased the risk of death. Low-carbohydrate, high-animal product diets are likely to cause inflammation, biological ageing, and oxidative stress, the researchers said, adding that such diets are linked to a shorter lifespan and " should be discouraged ".

by | August 22, 2018 | 20:24

Of the 351 cities and towns in MA, 162 communities are already considered to be at moderate risk for West Nile virus, officials said. Last year, a Kootenai County resident contracted West Nile Virus . Avoiding contact with mosquitoes in the thick of the summer can be hard, which is why the McDonough County Health Department reminds the public to practice the three "R's": reduce, repel and report.

by | August 22, 2018 | 19:11

CEO James Park has said future growth depends on cracking the smartwatch market, where consumers may spend double or triple the amount they pay for trackers. An Sp20 sensor, a new addition to the range, can estimate relative blood oxygen levels allowing for new data to be collected and may help identify issues such as sleep apnoea in the user.

by | August 22, 2018 | 18:03

Richard Rahn, a spokesperson for the Iowa DCI said they are not commenting on an ongoing investigation. Brooklyn resident Devin Riley describes how he saw Mollie jog past him home on the evening of July 18, explaining that she was wearing a pink sports bra and running short.

by | August 22, 2018 | 16:09

This year, at least 37 people have died from measles, a disease that can lead to pneumonia and encephalitis, which can cause blindness, brain damage or death, particularly in children. Vaccine skepticism remains high in many parts of Europe after past immunization problems. "We would encourage people to ensure they are up to date with their MMR vaccine before travelling to countries with ongoing measles outbreaks, heading to large gatherings such as festivals, or before starting university".

by | August 22, 2018 | 14:03

Once flushed away, lenses get in the sanitary sewer system, ending up in wastewater treatment plants and sinking in the sludge. It turns out a lot of people do this - Americans use about 14 billion of them per year. Lenses washed down the toilet are typically conveyed to sewage treatment plants, notes the study. Further, the plastics used in contact lenses are different from other plastic waste, such as polypropylene, which can be found in everything from vehicle batteries to textiles.

by | August 22, 2018 | 13:05

Low-carb diets high in animal-derived fats and proteins such as lamb, beef pork and chicken was associated with a higher risk of early death, the authors wrote. The research paper is titled "Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study and meta-analysis". Those with moderate carbohydrate intake lived until an average age of 83, while those with very low carbohydrate consumption lived an average of 79 years.

by | August 22, 2018 | 10:07

In the talk, titled " Coconut oil and other nutritional errors ", Prof. Studies show that coconut oil is the second most absorbent oil (behind olive) for lipid penetration within the epidermis. Each tablespoon of coconut oil provides 130 calories. Its superfood status had already come under scrutiny previous year after the American Heart Association updated its guidelines , which recommended that people avoid the saturated fatty acids found in coconut oil.

by | August 22, 2018 | 02:37

Google has updated Google Fit with activity rings that track your " Move Minutes " and " Heart Points ". Google's revamp simplifies its tracking program, which it first launched in 2014 as a competitor to Apple's HealthKit. This means, for example, "picking up the pace while walking your dog, and double points for more intense activities like running or kickboxing". Google Fit's newest updates will be available through the Google Play store, and users can attain said updates by heading ...

by | August 21, 2018 | 18:53

An air quality alert is in effect until Wednesday for portions of Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington as the air quality in the Portland metro area has deteriorated to unhealthy levels. The Federal Aviation Administration said planes bound for the Sea-Tac International Airport, Seattle's main airport, may be delayed because of low visibility.

by | August 21, 2018 | 14:56

They found that 19 per cent of lens wearers regularly flush the lenses down the sink or toilet. Microplastics - that is, bits of plastics that continually break down into smaller and smaller bits - are a massive problem, and contact lenses are only making things worse.