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Medical It's time to start thinking about a flu shot
Author: 0 It's time to start thinking about a flu shot

Flu shots are also available during normal clinic hours for those who can not attend on October 4th. The vaccine, which is also available as a mist, is recommended for adults of all ages and children 6 months and older, she said. The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu. A recent study showed that an adult who got ill in spite of getting vaccinated had a 59 percent lower chance of being admitted to an intensive care unit than someone who did not get vaccinated.

Medical With daily low-dose aspirin use, risks may outweigh benefits
Author: 0 With daily low-dose aspirin use, risks may outweigh benefits

The results - which show that risks of major bleeding in low-dose aspirin users overwhelm any heart benefits - were reported online in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented Sunday at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Paris.

Medical 2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters
Author: 0 2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters

Holden says the deputies tried to get the detainees out but couldn't open the doors. By the time a rescue team arrived, the deputies were stranded on top of the van and it was too late for the women. Thompson said he did not think the women were in restraints in the back of the van, noting that restraints are used for combative patients "and I understand they were not".

Medical Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk, says study
Author: 0 Aspirin does not reduce heart attack, stroke risk, says study

Lead researcher Professor John McNeil , of Monash University , Australia, said the findings showed many older people may be taking the medicine "unnecessarily". Over 19,000 participants took part in the study, which was jointly conducted by Monash University and the US Berman Centre for Outcomes and Clinical Research.

Medical Household cleaning products may be making children fat, study suggests
Author: 0 Household cleaning products may be making children fat, study suggests

They used World Health Organization growth charts for body mass index (BMI) scores. Also, they found an increase in Lachnospiraceae bacteria with more frequent cleaning with disinfectants. "These results suggest that gut microbiota were the culprits, and the association between disinfectant use and becoming overweight". The research involved children and study of three types of cleaning products, detergents, disinfectants, and eco-products.

Author: 0 Daily aspirin unlikely to help healthy older people live longer, study finds

But the trial found no benefit for healthy people over the age of 70, and the pills increased the risk of potentially fatal internal bleeding. There is good evidence that taking aspirin can help people with known cardiovascular problems. The "tentative finding" required further investigation as researchers in other studies suggest aspirin may prevent cancer, he said. Using the help of Global Positioning System, researchers recruited 16,703 older people in Australia and 2411 in the United ...

Medical Apple launches iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR
Author: 0 Apple launches iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

And with iPhone owners, the issue is even more acute. And the price? Well, let's just say that it's going to be the most expensive smartphone on the market. Both phones also offer dual SIM support (which is great if you travel internationally a lot). Face ID can be used to unlock the device and access Apple Pay.

Medical 1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise
Author: 0 1.4 billion risk disease from lack of exercise

In Kuwait , American Samoa , Saudi Arabia and Iraq , more than half of all adults have insufficient physical activity. "Over a quarter of all adults are not reaching the recommended levels of physical activity for good health".

Medical Theranos closes down after 2 top officials have been charged guilty
Author: 0 Theranos closes down after 2 top officials have been charged guilty

The company will seek to pay unsecured creditors its remaining cash in coming months, the Journal said , citing a shareholder email . Theranos was founded and helmed by then-19-year-old Stanford dropout Elizabeth Holmes in 2003 promising the development of blood tests requiring only tiny amounts of blood (1/100 - 1/1000 the norm).

Author: 0 Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes' startup, is shutting down for good

However, in October 2015, the Wall Street Journal published a front-page story that claimed the technology was flawed and that the company's former chief scientist had taken his own life two years earlier after telling his wife the technology did not work.

Medical VP Mike Pence Speaks on Trump's Behalf at McCain's Funeral
Author: 0 VP Mike Pence Speaks on Trump's Behalf at McCain's Funeral

John McCain's mother - as Pence explained that the President had asked him to attend, drawing glares from the co-host of ABC's " The View ". In an official presidential proclamation Monday , President Donald Trump said he had asked the vice president to offer an address at the ceremony honoring McCain.

Medical Pediatricians drop the age limit for rear-facing auto seats
Author: 0 Pediatricians drop the age limit for rear-facing auto seats

For optimal protection, all children under the age of 13 must be restrained in the rear seats of vehicles. The American Academy of Pediatrics ( AAP ) has just dropped the age criterion from its recommended vehicle seat guidelines. "This is still the safest way for children to ride", Hoffman said. "But we want parents to balance that excitement and tamper that". Most convertible seats have limits that will allow children to ride rear-facing for 2 years or more.

Medical Update on West Nile cases in Harrison County
Author: 0 Update on West Nile cases in Harrison County

On Aug. 27, it was reported that a Kent County man who was in his 80s died from West Nile virus. The health unit says this suggests mosquito populations capable of spreading West Nile virus are widespread. Eliminate all sources of standing water where mosquitoes can breed, such as old tires, buckets and other receptacles, or refresh the water in bird baths, flowerpots and wading pools every couple days.

Medical Likely West Nile case ID’d in Allegan Co
Author: 0 Likely West Nile case ID’d in Allegan Co

With Milner Stadium in the middle alert zone, high school football games this week mean there will be a lot more people in the area than just residents. Use screens on open windows and doors. The health department has found a 400 percent increase in the number of mosquitoes that transmit the disease.

Medical Air Pollution May Reduce Intelligence And Increase Risk Of Dementia
Author: 0 Air Pollution May Reduce Intelligence And Increase Risk Of Dementia

The authors argue their conclusions are probably relevant for any location with high ongoing levels of air pollution - something that includes 98 percent of cities in low and middle-income countries with populations over 100,000. Air pollution causes 7 million premature deaths a year, but it harmful to mental health was less well known. A one milligram increase in pollution over three years can lead to losing more than a month of education.

Medical DeSantis wins Republican nomination for governor
Author: 0 DeSantis wins Republican nomination for governor

The list goes on and on. In picking Gillum , Florida Democratic voters abandoned the traditional strategy of playing to the center, and took a hard left. He even introduced a bill to cut off funding for special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into collusion between Trump's campaign and Russian Federation.

Medical STD rates skyrocketing in United States — CDC
Author: 0 STD rates skyrocketing in United States — CDC

To put it bluntly, as Jonathan Mermin, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, did in a CDC press release: " We are sliding backward ". It's less clear whether dating apps, like Tinder, have contributed in some way to the spread of STDs, though some researchers think they have. Public health experts are also concerned about antibiotic resistant gonorrhea .

Medical 'No amount of booze is safe'
Author: 0 'No amount of booze is safe'

There is no safe level of drinking, according to a study which found that almost three million deaths globally in 2016 were attributed to alcohol consumption. The study's authors indicate that the links between alcohol and cancer, injuries, and other diseases far outweigh any positive benefits associated with reducing heart disease or other ailments.

Medical EA cancels remainder of Madden Classic tournament after deadly shooting
Author: 0 EA cancels remainder of Madden Classic tournament after deadly shooting

The shooter took his own life after opening fire, injuring 11 people and killing two other competitors. "They do so by conducting a thorough analysis of the surrounding area, assessing the likelihood of a serious crime - a shooting - and then putting in the proper safety measures and procedures to ensure that people that visit their business or attend their events are going to be safe".

Medical In Upset, Progressive Bests Dem Frontrunner In Florida Gov Primary
Author: 0 In Upset, Progressive Bests Dem Frontrunner In Florida Gov Primary

Trump's endorsement helped him overtake Putnam, who has held elected office almost his entire adult life. Kirkpatrick had a lot of help from the party in her bid for the 2nd District seat McSally vacated to run for Senate. The race is already one of the most expensive in the country . I'm trying to make Florida even better, he wants to make Florida Venezuela.

Medical Martha McSally wins Arizona Republican Senate primary
Author: 0 Martha McSally wins Arizona Republican Senate primary

After yesterday's primaries, only five states remain to pick candidates before full attention turns to the November election, when all 435 House seats, 35 Senate seats and 36 governors' offices will be at stake. Arizona's vote count is surprisingly slow, but with 59% of precincts reporting this morning, Sinema has slightly over 80% of the Democratic primary vote, and has won every county.

Medical McCain takes parting shot at Trump in final message
Author: 0 McCain takes parting shot at Trump in final message

The White House lowered its USA flag to half-staff , raised it back up and on Monday lowered it again after the death of Senator John McCain , in an unusual and confusing break with protocol on the passing of a national leader. When Trump signed into a military spending bill named after McCain earlier this month, he declined to mention the senator in his remarks. Former vice president Joe Biden , McCain's longtime Senate colleague, is expected to speak at a service for the Arizona ...

Medical John McCain's final words: A farewell letter to America
Author: 0 John McCain's final words: A farewell letter to America

After facing criticism of his response , the president on Monday somewhat changed his tone on the late senator. "America will miss her dedicated son, her stalwart champion, her elder statesman", McConnell said as McCain's desk on the Senate floor sat draped in black cloth and adorned with vase of white flowers.

Medical Congolese doctor infected with Ebola in high insecurity zone
Author: 0 Congolese doctor infected with Ebola in high insecurity zone

Dr. Salama also said so far 14 health workers had been confirmed or probable cases, including one death, so part of the WHO work now is to ensure protection for the health workers, including vaccinating all of them in relevant health zones, as well as training and education in infection prevention control, provision of personal protective equipment, and disinfection of facilities.

Author: 0 Vietnam pays respect to US Sen. John McCain

Israel's prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, said McCain's support for the Jewish state "never wavered". Klobuchar says McCain was a mentor to so many Senators, and he taught them all how to work with leaders on the world stage. Kennedy died on August 25, 2009. Meanwhile, President Trump issued a two line tweet expressing his sympathies to the McCain family. "In an era filled with cynicism about national unity and public service, John McCain's life shone as a bright example".

Medical West Nile Virus: 8 human cases, 1 death in MI
Author: 0 West Nile Virus: 8 human cases, 1 death in MI

When present, symptoms tend to include fever and flu-like illness. On Tuesday, the agency announced it was raising the risk level for West Nile Virus from low to moderate throughout the state. Doctors recommend adults use sprays with DEET. To minimize pesticide exposure, residents should stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed for 30 to 60 minutes after spraying.

Medical No amount of alcohol is safe, new study warns
Author: 0 No amount of alcohol is safe, new study warns

India had 2 - 4.9 per cent of death rates because of consuming alcohol according to the World Health Organization report . Of the 2.8 million deaths attributed to alcohol that year, the three leading causes were tuberculosis, road injuries and self-harm.

Author: 0 John McCain, 'maverick' senator, dead at 81 - Hawaii News Now

Prior to his tweet, Trump had not publicly acknowledged the rapidly declining health of McCain after his family announced Friday he would be discontinuing treatment for his brain cancer. Glioblastoma , an aggressive form of brain cancer, also claimed the life of former senator Ted Kennedy. Sen. John McCain has died at the age of 81.

Medical John McCain, 'maverick' of the Senate and former POW, dies at 81
Author: 0 John McCain, 'maverick' of the Senate and former POW, dies at 81

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (R) and Sen. "Today, with the passing of John McCain , Congress and America have lost a leader and public servant of deep patriotism, outstanding bravery and undaunted spirit". In his darkest hour in Vietnam, McCain's will had been broken and he signed a confession that said, "I am a black criminal and I have performed deeds of an air pirate".

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