Global recall of heart drug due to potential carcinogen contamination

Health Canada is urging users of medication containing valsartan, which is used to treat high blood pressure, to consult with their physician and pharmacist to determine what to do in the wake of a recall of products containing valsartan issued b... More..

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You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks

Kelloggs voluntarily began recalling the cereal in June. Symptoms of salmonella infection include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps and typically present 12 to 72 hours after exposure to the bacteria. The...More..

United States threatens nations over world breastfeeding resolution, shocking health officials
by | Thursday, July 12, 2018

United States threatens nations over world breastfeeding resolution, shocking health officials

The resolution ended up passing, though the USA did succeed in getting the language altered slightly. According to The Times , U.S. officials threatened harmful trade practices against Ecuador, who planne...More..

Health care premiums could rise following Trump administration's
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Health care premiums could rise following Trump administration's

In the meantime, some health insurers are potentially out billions of dollars. The idea behind the program is to remove the financial incentive for insurers to "cherry pick" healthier customers. The CMS state...More..

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Woos Senators Amid Partisan Storm
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Woos Senators Amid Partisan Storm

The president has also been wooing red-state Democrats as a kind of insurance policy. "The country wants the President to be "one of us" who bears the same responsibilities of citizenship that all share". "I wo...More..

Del Monte Recalls Vegetable Trays After 212 Get Infected By Parasites
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Del Monte Recalls Vegetable Trays After 212 Get Infected By Parasites

The FDA is now investigating the outbreak of cyclosporiasis , related to the Del Monte products. Osterholm represents at least 115 people who ate from the fecally-contaminated trays. Del Monte has now rec...More..

A new HIV vaccine shows positive results in human trails
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A new HIV vaccine shows positive results in human trails

The study in monkeys took a similar approach to vaccination, but involved exposing the monkeys to HIV infection on a weekly basis for a period of 6 weeks to see if the vaccine was effective at preventing in...More..

Awaiting Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Awaiting Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

But with mere hours left to go before his self-imposed deadline, Trump, who has been consulting with family, friends and advisers this weekend while in Bedminster, New Jersey, has reportedly yet to make a fin...More..

Accidental release of tuberculosis bacteria results in evacuation at Johns Hospital
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Accidental release of tuberculosis bacteria results in evacuation at Johns Hospital

The drop occurred in the internal bridge that connects the hospital's Cancer Research Building 1 to its Cancer Research Building 2 - a non-patient area of the hospital. Authorities said employees on the site do...More..

Primary HPV Testing: Fewer Cases of Cervical Precancer vs Pap Test
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Primary HPV Testing: Fewer Cases of Cervical Precancer vs Pap Test

The HPV test , which has not traditionally been offered to all women, might be simpler and more accurate. "With a negative HPV , we know testing can be done much less frequently", Ogilvie says. The Pap smear ...More..

Judging errors cast confusion at hot dog contest
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Judging errors cast confusion at hot dog contest

Aside from receiving a trophy, a bejeweled championship belt and worldwide recognition for their gift of gluttony, there is a cash prize for contestants at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest. According to Nath...More..

A Woman Lost Her Toenails After A Fish Pedicure
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

A Woman Lost Her Toenails After A Fish Pedicure

Six months later, she went to a dermatologist, who ruled out any other causes of onychomadesis, such as a family history of nail disorder, medical problems or previous trauma. If you are on holiday and you just...More..

Coffee may be the key to long life
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Coffee may be the key to long life

In the study, published today (July 2) in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine , Loftfield and her team at the NCI analyzed data from almost 500,000 people who took part in the U.K. The sheer number of studies o...More..

Temperatures to feel as hot as 104 degrees in Massachusetts Tuesday
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Temperatures to feel as hot as 104 degrees in Massachusetts Tuesday

Peak storm coverage should be Thursday as numerous showers & storms develop, especially afternoon-evening. There's no widespread or organized threat here, but any storm can be locally potent, with heavy rain ...More..

West Nile found in Winnipeg mosquitoes for 1st time this season
by | Friday, June 29, 2018

West Nile found in Winnipeg mosquitoes for 1st time this season

The good news is that no human cases of the virus have been identified in the province, according to Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living. When outdoors, residents are advised to use repellents containi...More..

Flight attendants have higher cancer risk
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Flight attendants have higher cancer risk

Although it's still not a proven link, the researchers writing in Environmental Health think US airlines could do more to protect flight attendants from the perils of radiation and abnormal sleep patterns...More..

Amazon moves to disrupt pharmacy sector with new acquisition
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

Amazon moves to disrupt pharmacy sector with new acquisition

The big pharmacy chains have been bracing for Amazon's arrival, and this deal could "shake up the drugstore industry", per CNBC . PillPack is pitched as a way to bring convenience to people who take multip...More..

FDA approves its first marijuana-derived drug
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

FDA approves its first marijuana-derived drug

It's made from a purified ingredient in cannabis called CBD oil. No clinical trials have proved that CBD can treat specific diseases. The Food and Drug Administration approved the first cannabis-derived d...More..

FDA Approves First Drug Derived From Marijuana Plant
by | Tuesday, June 26, 2018

FDA Approves First Drug Derived From Marijuana Plant

As a result, Epidiolex's launch remains at the discretion of the DEA which must now evaluate the drug and consider reclassifying it as a substance that has medical properties, which would allow GW to begin ...More..

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's may be triggered by a virus, according to a new study that discovered people with the disease had twice the level of the common herpes bug. "All these Alzheimer's brains in these separate, major b...More..

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

New evidence that viruses may play a role in Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's may be triggered by a virus, according to a new study that discovered people with the disease had twice the level of the common herpes bug. "All these Alzheimer's brains in these separate, major b...More..

4th International Yoga day celebrated with enthusiasm in Rudrapur
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

4th International Yoga day celebrated with enthusiasm in Rudrapur

Yoga as a spiritual practice was popularised at this time with the more athletic and dynamic methods developed in the 1980s and 1990s, says Mark Singleton from the School of Oriental and African Studies in Lond...More..

Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

The reason is not because of anything else but because ordinary people in China like other parts of the world are beginning to realise that yoga is contributing to making their lives successful both at the pe...More..

The WHO officially puts gaming on its list of addictions
by | Thursday, June 21, 2018

The WHO officially puts gaming on its list of addictions

According to the World Health Organization , the gaming behaviour and related features have to be observed in an individual over a period of 12 months for an official diagnosis to be considered. We spoke to o...More..

Video Game Addiction Classified As A Disorder By World Health Organization
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Video Game Addiction Classified As A Disorder By World Health Organization

Ultimately though, not everyone is on board with gaming disorders being considered a mental health condition. "Experts worldwide are urging caution regarding the World Health Organization's proposed " g...More..

Video gaming addiction is now a mental disorder, says WHO
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Video gaming addiction is now a mental disorder, says WHO

In its latest revision to an global disease classification manual, the United Nations health agency said Monday that classifying "gaming disorder " as a separate condition will "serve a public health objective ...More..

Hunt: Brexit dividend 'nothing like enough' to fund £20bn NHS boost
by | Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hunt: Brexit dividend 'nothing like enough' to fund £20bn NHS boost

And praising Mrs May, she said: "The Prime Minister today could not have been clearer, that the NHS is her number one spending priority, that's why there is this cash injection". There isn't any extra guarantee...More..

by | Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Excessive gaming is now a mental health disorder

Dr. Joan Harvey, a spokeswoman for the British Psychological Society, warned that the new designation might cause unnecessary concern among parents. "Much confusion remains - even among authors supporting the...More..

David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law Kate's death
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law Kate's death

There is also a stigma that surrounds the topics of depression and anxiety that makes it hard for people suffering from mental illness to talk about. Husband Andy Spade said the designer was being treated fo...More..

Study shows taking multiple prescriptions is connected to a rise in depression
by | Saturday, June 16, 2018

Study shows taking multiple prescriptions is connected to a rise in depression

Over 200 commonly used medications studied include birth control pills, blood pressure medications, heart medications, antacids, and painkillers. This study is observational , which means it can't prove a ca...More..