Coronavirus Outbreak in America is Coming: CDC
by EJ Mundell on February 25, 2020 at 5:57 pm
TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A coronavirus outbreak on American soil is now all but a certainty, U.S. health officials warned Tuesday. "It's not so much of a question of if this will happen in this country any more but a question of when this will ...
Could Heartburn Meds Spur Growth of Drug-Resistant Germs in Your Gut?
by Amy Norton on February 25, 2020 at 5:50 pm
By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay). TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Common heartburn meds may foster the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the gut, a new research review suggests. In an analysis of 12 past studies, ...
Bad Sleep, Bad Diet = Bad Heart?
by Robert Preidt on February 25, 2020 at 5:50 pm
By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay). TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- It's a dangerous equation: Poor sleep triggers a bad diet, and the two can equal a higher risk for obesity and heart disease in women, a new study contends.
New ALS research implicates blue-green algae toxin, offers hope that amino acid can help
by Amy Bennett on February 25, 2020 at 5:43 pm
New research implicates the blue-green algae toxin, some of which grows in Florida, to Lou Gehrig's disease. Amy Bennett Williams, The News-Press. A study published Friday connects a toxin produced by some blue-green algae to Lou Gehrig's disease ...
Obesity should be considered 'premature aging': Concordia researcher
on February 25, 2020 at 5:37 pm
MONTREAL -- Obesity can speed up a person's susceptibility to life-threatening diseases usually found in the elderly, according to a new study by Concordia University. “We are trying to comprehensively make the argument that obesity parallels aging,” said ...
Woman Accidentally Snorted 550 Times 'Normal' LSD Dose Thinking It Was Cocaine
by Aristos Georgiou on February 25, 2020 at 5:34 pm
A 46-year-old woman accidentally snorted a quantity of LSD around 550 times higher than the normal recreational dose of 100 micrograms. Her experience has now become the subject of a case study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs ...
Sweden Govt Says Coronavirus 'Low Risk' Will Not Screen Air Travelers
on February 25, 2020 at 5:32 pm
The Swedish government has announced that it will be contributing cash to a WHO fund to tackle the coronavirus but will not be monitoring or screening incoming airline passengers for the virus. The government will be contributing 40 million Swedish krona ...
How do officials decide when an outbreak like coronavirus is serious?
by Chia-Yi Hou on February 25, 2020 at 5:07 pm
The World Health Organization (WHO) disease reporting procedure involves government health officials submitting reports of disease cases. The WHO provides resources for setting up disease surveillance systems with specific recommendations for known ...
Anti-Addiction Meds Key to Saving Lives of People Hooked on Opioids
by Steven Reinberg on February 25, 2020 at 5:07 pm
By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter. TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- People treated for an opioid addiction stand a much better chance of breaking their dependency if they take opioid-blocking medications, a new study finds. In fact ...
Coronavirus: Pupils warning after school ski trip to Italy
on February 25, 2020 at 4:59 pm
Young skiers who went on a half-term school skiing trip to Italy have been told to stay at home from their north Wales school if they have "the mildest symptoms" of coronavirus. Eleven towns in Lombardy and Veneto are in lockdown as 229 people have tested ...
How deadly is coronavirus and can it be stopped?
by Paul Nuki on February 25, 2020 at 4:43 pm
The latest evidence on the severity of disease and the tactics the UK is using to try and slow its spread. By Paul Nuki, Global Health Security Editor, London 25 February 2020 • 4:43pm. A delivery man wearing a protective face mask rides a scooter in an empty ...
Coronavirus fits criteria for 'Disease X,' WHO expert says
by Alexandria Hein on February 25, 2020 at 4:39 pm
The novel coronavirus has sickened over 80,000 people worldwide and killed at least 2,700, across 35 countries, leading one expert to say that it fits the criteria for “Disease X,” a designated placeholder on the World Health Organization's (WHO) list of ...
Different foods are linked to different types of strokes
by Kristen Dalli on February 25, 2020 at 4:35 pm
Photo (c) gustavofrazao - Getty Images Previous studies have found how sleep and exercise can affect consumers' risk of stroke, but a new study conducted by the European Society of Cardiology explored what role consumers' diets played in their stroke risk.
Health board cuts out-of-hours care at five centres
on February 25, 2020 at 4:32 pm
Scotland's largest health board has temporarily suspended all out-of-hours services at five centres due to a lack of available GPs. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) said the move was "the only option" which would allow the service to continue ...
Allecra's Exblifep Effective in Hospital-Based Urinary Tract Infections
by Andrew Humphreys on February 25, 2020 at 4:29 pm
Allecra's Exblifep Effective in Hospital-Based Urinary Tract Infections. Published: Feb 25, 2020. By Mark Terry. BioSpace. Allecra Therapeutics, with locations in Saint-Louis, France and Weil, Am Rhein, Germany, indicated its Exblifep ...
Study: Morocco Among Countries at 'Moderate Risk' of Importing Coronavirus
by Safaa Kasraoui on February 25, 2020 at 4:12 pm
Rabat – A study from the medical journal, The Lancet, listed Morocco among the African countries at moderate risk of importing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The study classed Morocco, Sudan, Angola, Tanzania, Ghana, and Kenya as being at ...
This year's flu shot has cut doctor visits for flu nearly by half, CDC reports
by Stacey Burling on February 25, 2020 at 4:11 pm
This year's flu shot is doing a fairly average job of protecting people against the pervasive winter virus, according to the annual interim effectiveness report released Thursday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency said the shot ...
She didn't drink, but her urine was full of alcohol. Turns out, her bladder was its own brewery.
on February 25, 2020 at 4:08 pm
Doctors tried to treat a woman looking for a liver transplant for addiction after results showed her urine was full of alcohol. The problem: She denied ever drinking a drop. Medical professionals at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine discovered that ...
Stanford scientists link ulcerative colitis to missing gut microbes
by Bruce Goldman on February 25, 2020 at 4:07 pm
Aida Habtezion is the senior author of a study that describes how people with ulcerative colitis have insufficient amounts of a metabolite produced by a family of gut-dwelling bacteria. Steve Castillo. About 1 million people in the United States have ulcerative ...
Weekly flu report says this year's vaccine is more effective
by Mitchell Boatman on February 25, 2020 at 4:04 pm
OTTAWA COUNTY — The weekly influenza report from the Ottawa County Department of Public Health states that this year's flu vaccine is the most effective vaccine in years. The report, which cites the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, says this ...