Health Care

by | April 10, 2019 | 02:05

Officials announced today they are working closely with the Oakland County Health Division and Washtenaw County Health Department to identify possible exposure locations for these latest cases. State law mandates students are required to get two doses of the measles, mumps and rubella-or MMR-vaccine. The highly contagious disease primarily affects children, but measles can strike adults - and with serious complications.

by | April 10, 2019 | 01:14

Earlier this week, the city ordered religious schools and day care programs serving the Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg to exclude unvaccinated students or risk being closed down. Another outbreak has hit Orthodox Jewish families in New York's Rockland County. On Friday, a NY state judge lifted the state of emergency imposed by Rockland County that would have barred minors not vaccinated against the measles from public places.

by | April 09, 2019 | 00:59

Across the world, a new, drug-resistant infection has appeared. Candida auris targets people with weakened immune systems. Hospitals are found to be particularly vulnerable to this new drug-resistant fungus. Symptoms of C. auris infection depend on the part of the body affected. The doctors prescribed antibiotics and antifungal medication, but fluconazole was discontinued after a week when the fungus was tested to be resistant to it, the report said.

by | April 08, 2019 | 07:47

The fund bought 3,209 shares of the health services provider's stock, valued at approximately $374,000. Several other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of UHS . Universal Health Services declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Monday, December 17th that permits the company to repurchase $500.00 million in outstanding shares.

by | April 07, 2019 | 05:38

The trends in consumption of 15 dietary factors were tracked in roughly 195 countries from 1990 to 2017 during the study . The study found that poor diets were behind 22-percent of all adult deaths in 2017 (10.9 million) - cardiovascular disease was the primary cause, with cancer and diabetes being next in line.

by | April 07, 2019 | 03:02

Measles is highly contagious and the incubation period for the illness is between seven and 21 days. Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus that is spread by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions of infected people.

by | April 07, 2019 | 02:08

The health authority confirmed two cases last week. In the past five weeks Island Health says it has administered a total of 3,474 measles vaccinations, more than double the number administered in 2018. If you develop symptoms, you're asked to call your doctor before going in for a visit so they can take precautions to prevent measles exposure to others.

by | April 06, 2019 | 03:21

Drinking one or two glass a day may increase the chances of having a stroke, according to a new genetic study published Thursday. Moderate drinkers, consuming one or two drinks per day, were at a 10% to 15% higher risk. He added: "This study gets around the problem of accurate recording of consumption by using genetic methodology to estimate people's likelihood, throughout their lifetime, of a particular drinking pattern".

by | April 06, 2019 | 02:25

Cholera can kill within hours if not treated. Many people in accommodation centers told the media of losing relatives as they fled the rising flood waters. In Mozambique, 598 people have been killed, and another 268 have died in Zimbabwe, according to the toll as of Wednesday. The number has been called very preliminary and the real toll may never be known, with some people quickly buried or washed away.

by | April 06, 2019 | 03:14

The White Coat Waste project - a bipartisan effort to cut back on government funding of animal research - led the way in outlawing the practice of using cats and kittens in government-sponsored science experiments, particularly those created to infect cats with toxoplasmosis.

by | April 06, 2019 | 02:35

Known exposure sites in Oakland County are listed at If you were at these location at those times and you fall into one of the following categories, please contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744: - Born in or after 1970 and never received a measles-containing vaccine or; - Have a weakened immune system or; - Are pregnant or; - Work in the health care or child care sector or; - Had a child under the age of one with you when you visited one of the above locations.

by | April 05, 2019 | 02:43

Though the number is low, the FDA points out that because these are voluntary reports, the actual number of seizures experienced by e-cigarette users could be higher. E-cigarette users also might be inadvertently or deliberately inhaling more nicotine than normal. One tobacco expert said the link is worth investigating.

by | April 05, 2019 | 00:33

Trump touched on the problem in remarks made Tuesday night, when he told the National Republican Congressional Committee that Democrats "have health care right now ..." In his late-Monday tweets , Trump claimed Republicans are developing a plan with cheaper premiums and deductibles that "will be truly great HealthCare that will work for America".

by | April 04, 2019 | 04:40

The study was led by Dr Logan Spector, who has published various studies pointing to increased health risks in babies born with assisted reproductive technologies. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In the past three decades, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has gone from an experimental procedure to being more common.

by | April 04, 2019 | 03:00

The airborne disease is in large part seeing a resurgence due to the refusal of many parents to vaccinate their children, significantly within the Orthodox Jewish community . Vaccination against measles - one dose is nearly 93 percent effective in preventing infection - is advised before traveling internationally. The most common symptoms include fever, runny nose, cough, and a rash all over the body.

by | April 03, 2019 | 01:07

Trump's move suggests he may debate the U.S. healthcare system during the 2020 presidential polls campaign. In other words it will be far less expensive & much more usable than ObamaCare. The appeals process will likely stretch into next year. Trump's effort to repeal the healthcare law narrowly failed in the Senate in 2017. With Democrats controlling the House, any attempt to dismantle the law could not pass Congress.

by | March 31, 2019 | 01:40

On Wednesday another federal judge blocked Medicaid work requirements for low-income people. Health care is back in the spotlight in Washington this week after the Justice Department weighed in on a lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

by | March 30, 2019 | 08:31

This includes products made from the marijuana plant, but excludes stalks, products made from the stalks and some products made from seeds. Consumers are curious about CBD The demand for CBD oil and CBD-infused products continues to grow as consumers become increasingly curious about CBD, which promises to help everything from anxiety to pain even though there is little evidence backing up these claims.

by | March 30, 2019 | 05:44

Some Republicans expressed surprise that Trump would divert some of the attention away from his victory lap on special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusion that his campaign didn't conspire with Russian Federation in the 2016 election. There is no plan to replace (the ACA). Republican Sen. Susan Collins, who voted against her party's repeal effort in 2017, said that if the administration is opposed to Obamacare, "the answer is for the administration to work with Congress and present a plan to ...

by | March 30, 2019 | 04:22

A different study also found AI could predict the onset of autism in 6 month old babies who were at high risk of developing the condition. This new risk prediction models consider statistic, biometric, clinical and way of life factors for every person, and evaluate even their dietary utilization of organic product, vegetables and meat every day, said researchers.

by | March 30, 2019 | 02:31

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issued the simultaneous rulings, voiding the Trump administration's approvals to implement a Medicaid work requirement as well as sending the requests back to the Department of Health & Human Services for further review and suspending the program in Arkansas .

by | March 29, 2019 | 04:17

They found three bottles a week is equivalent to smoking about eight cigarettes per week for men and 23 cigarettes per week for women. For their calculations, the research team from the University of Southampton and Bangor University, used data on cancer risk from Cancer Research UK and data on the number of cancers in the population that could be linked to tobacco and alcohol.

by | March 29, 2019 | 04:09

The disclosure was made by Professor Joseph Plummer, who heads the Department of Surgery, Radiology, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at The University of the West Indies in Kingston, in e-mailed responses to questions from the Jamaica Observer .

by | March 29, 2019 | 01:37

This is the 26th week of an outbreak and while many people have been vaccinated in that time period, Day said there's been increasing resistance from those are are still unvaccinated. Most of the infections have been concentrated in Rockland's Orthodox-Jewish communities where vaccination rates are lower and anti-vaccination sentiments are widespread.

by | March 28, 2019 | 04:51

Even with that, Day says the motive is simply to alert the public, not arrest people . By late last week, more than 150 cases had been confirmed in Rockland County , about 30 miles north of Manhattan, according to the county's website.

by | March 28, 2019 | 03:38

Muth, MD, MPH , lead author of the policy statement . There are also many different names for added sugar that might not immediately be apparent but show up on food labels, such as corn syrup, sucrose, and dextrose. Now physicians do educate patients and parents about the health problems linked to high sugar and sugary beverages. She says taxes are "a great example of a way to increase the price of sugary drinks, which we know decreases consumption".

by | March 28, 2019 | 02:51

POLITICO reports that both Attorney General Barr and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar opposed the administration's decision to reverse course and now have the Department of Justice back efforts to completely outlaw the Affordable Care Act , known as Obamacare .

by | March 27, 2019 | 03:03

The Utah senator added that point underscores his message "because this image has as much to do with overcoming communism in the 20th Century as the Green New Deal has to do with overcoming climate change in the 21st". "The aspirations of the proposal have been called radical and extreme", Lee said. "I think it's a real stupid political move for them to show how cavalier they are about climate change by playing games with the Green New Deal", Senator Chris Murphy, a Democrat from CT, ...

by | March 27, 2019 | 01:41

Day says parents will be held accountable if they are found to be in violation of the state of emergency. "This ban will last until the declaration expires in 30 days or until people are vaccinated". On the same day, pediatric organizations expressed support for state legislation that would allow minors to get vaccinated without parental consent. "If you're going to People magazine and Jenny McCarthy and Robert De Niro for your medical advice, you need to re-evaluate your life", he said.

by | March 27, 2019 | 01:30

Purdue Pharma and members of the Sackler family face many lawsuits over their role in the opioid crisis, but this one is the first in recent history to bring about a settlement, according to Reuters . "The agreement reached today will provide assistance to individuals nationwide who desperately need these services - rather than squandering resources on protracted litigation", the Sackler family said in a statement .

by | March 27, 2019 | 02:04

Not ever", she said, calling health care "a basic human right". Pelosi has accused the Trump administration of jeopardizing the health care of millions with its attempt to scrap Obamacare through the courts. "Because the not urging the any portion of the district court's judgement be reversed, the government intends to file a brief on the appellees' schedule".

by | March 25, 2019 | 03:34

Last year, MI had 19 confirmed cases for all of 2018, according to state health department spokeswoman Angela Minicuci, making it the highest level the state has seen since 1994 when 26 cases were reported. Jones said Measles is an airborne disease spread by coughing and sneezing. Several of the same locations were cited as potential areas of exposure.

by | March 24, 2019 | 05:20

Artists whose work was used without permission include Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and others. "We look forward to getting music creators what they deserve", he said. That's a fair judgment, according to what Peloton co-founder and CEO John Foley told CNBC recently. The company was founded in 2012 and is expected to go public this year .

by | March 24, 2019 | 01:30

Frequent cannabis use and high-strength varieties are likely to increase the chance of mental health problems among users, according to researchers behind the largest study of its kind. But using high-potency cannabis , known as "skunk", which contains high levels of the compound THC, raised the risk five-fold. The scientists also classified the potency of the cannabis consumed as either "high" (over 10 per cent THC) or "low" (under 10 per cent THC).

by | March 23, 2019 | 04:32

This year's report also says that 70-percent of produce in the USA pesticides, even after washing. The EWG also lists the least contaminated fruits and vegetables - called the Clean Fifteen - and they include mostly produce with protective rinds or peels such as avocados, pineapples, sweet corn and eggplants.