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Health Care Cervical cancer screenings reduce death rate by 50 percent
Author: 0 Cervical cancer screenings reduce death rate by 50 percent

Or maybe you're one of the the thousands of women who ignore that all important letter despite the fact it could save your life? NHS Western Isles is encouraging women across the Western Isles to reduce their risk of cervical cancer by attending a cervical screening test.

Health Care Flu season getting worse, as illness has 'lot more steam' than expected
Author: 0 Flu season getting worse, as illness has 'lot more steam' than expected

According to Palmer, the strain of influenza that PeaceHealth has been seeing is influenza A. She did not have the exact A strain that was going around Ketchikan, nor the exact number of people that tested positive. Complications like pneumonia can arise, making the illness life-threatening. Warner said people should consider seeking emergency care if they experience flu-like symptoms and have a serious underlying medical condition, shortness of breath or pain while breathing, cough up ...

Health Care Tennessee Titans hire Mike Vrabel as new head coach
Author: 0 Tennessee Titans hire Mike Vrabel as new head coach

Last season, in his first year as defensive coordinator, the Texans were decimated by injuries, finishing with 19 players on injured reserve. Jason Wolf of the Tennessean reported Friday that Mike Vrabel seems to have the "inside track" on the Titans' job.

Health Care Bangladesh, Myanmar agree on 2-year Rohingya resettlement plan
Author: 0 Bangladesh, Myanmar agree on 2-year Rohingya resettlement plan

They will then move the Rohingya from these camps to two reception centers established on Myanmar's side of the border. There is a "grave risk" in plans for repatriation for Rohingya refugees to Myanmar without the understanding of their legal status, destination and willingness to return, a parliament committee report said.

Health Care Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Collin County
Author: 0 Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Collin County

The death total far eclipses the county's 97 deaths recorded during the 2014-2015 flu year, the first in which a new automated reporting system made it easier for the county Health and Human Services Agency to detect the presence of influenza when a death certificate is issued.

Health Care India successfully launches ballistic missile Agni-V
Author: 0 India successfully launches ballistic missile Agni-V

India's Integrated Test Range missile testing facility is located on the island. The test was "a major boost to country's defense capabilities", the ministry said. China has criticized India's development of the Agni 5 in the past. India already has Agni-I (700 km range), Agni-II (2,000 km range), Agni-III (3,000-5,000 km range) and Agni-IV (3,500-4,000 km range) in its arsenal.

Health Care 10-year-old dies after having flu-like symptoms in CT
Author: 0 10-year-old dies after having flu-like symptoms in CT

A GoFundMe campaign has been started to support the parents. "Nico Mallozzi tested positive for Type B flu as did his brother", said Dr. David Reed, the New Canaan health director. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Mallozzi family right now . "There are no words to describe the loss we feel", Nico's parents said in a statement on a GoFundMe page set up for the family.

Health Care Japanese city issues emergency warning after deadly blowfish mix-up
Author: 0 Japanese city issues emergency warning after deadly blowfish mix-up

Pufferfish, or fugu, is an expensive delicacy often served in the form of paper-thin sashimi slices. A city in Japan has issued an emergency warning after a supermarket sold fugu fish without removing its poisonous liver. A Japanese city has warned residents to avoid eating a potentially deadly blowfish that was inadvertently sold to shoppers at a local supermarket. There is no known antidote to the poison.

Health Care This dashing dinosaur rocked a rainbow around its neck
Author: 0 This dashing dinosaur rocked a rainbow around its neck

A almost complete skeleton of Caihong juji - a name that means "rainbow with the big crest" in Mandarin - was discovered by a farmer in China's Hebei Province in 2014. Though the feathers had lost their pigment, this wasn't a problem for researchers, who were able to see incredible detail in the specimens under the microscope.

Health Care Woman, 42, dies overnight after being passenger in casino boat fire
Author: 0 Woman, 42, dies overnight after being passenger in casino boat fire

Passengers had to jump into the cool waters to swim to safety on shore. Pasco Sheriff's Office deputies responded to assist, as well as the Coast Guard and the Florida Wildlife Commission. She tells us some even opening their homes and garages so they could stay warm, and bringing out food and hot drinks. Petty Officer 1st Class Michael De Nyse said Monday that investigators will determine a cause for Sunday night's fire and will examine the history of the boat and the company, ...

Health Care Kentucky reports 2 pediatric flu deaths
Author: 0 Kentucky reports 2 pediatric flu deaths

But as bad as it is right now, it's worth remembering, we've been here before. The CDC is highly recommending people get their flu shot despite any public consternation that this year's flu shot isn't a good defense against this year's virus.

Health Care Lake County flu clinic rescheduled due to weather
Author: 0 Lake County flu clinic rescheduled due to weather

Missouri has seven times the number of confirmed flu cases compared to this time previous year. The Centers for Disease Control has reported 13-flu related deaths in children this season. Kris Ehresmann, director of infectious disease with the Minnesota Department of Health, called the rumors "misleading". John Haggie told CBC's On the Go on Thursday that since the start of flu clinics in October, 109,783 vaccines have been administered, compared with 106,077 over the entire flu ...

Health Care FDA Approves Olaparib for Breast Cancer With a BRCA Gene Mutation
Author: 0 FDA Approves Olaparib for Breast Cancer With a BRCA Gene Mutation

The researchers say that in the future this information could help women and their doctors make informed choices about treatment. "Women diagnosed with early breast cancer who carry a BRCA mutation are often offered double mastectomies soon after their diagnosis or chemotherapy treatment", Eccles noted.

Health Care Buckle up: Flu season yet to peak in Canada
Author: 0 Buckle up: Flu season yet to peak in Canada

In most cases people feel better after a week. "We are also seeing a lot of people dying from the flu ", Alvarez said. Category A, is a further broken down into specific strains of the virus, and one of these is H3N2. "We need to be prepared, alert and flexible". The flu rate in Scotland has more than doubled over the past week. "Unfortunately, I'm not sure that they guessed too well this year since we are seeing so much", Grayson said.

Health Care Sleeping for longer linked to healthier diet, says study
Author: 0 Sleeping for longer linked to healthier diet, says study

These were found out when a group of people slept who slept 7 hours were given extra 21 minutes of their sleep. Sidenote: while the sleep extenders increased their sleep duration, their sleep quality decreased (they slept longer, but not better) - perhaps because they needed more time to adjust to their new nighttime routines.

Health Care Malloy donates blood to American Red Cross
Author: 0 Malloy donates blood to American Red Cross

Hrouda was 25 weeks pregnant with her fourth child when she began bleeding. This allows donors throughout the country to contribute to the national blood supply and potentially help patients locally and in storm-affected areas.Eligible donors can find a blood or platelet donation opportunity and schedule an appointment to donate by using the free Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Health Care Ohio Department of Health reports second pediatric death in the state
Author: 0 Ohio Department of Health reports second pediatric death in the state

A 70-year-old woman from Mentor died during the week of December 24-30, and a 92-year-old woman from North Royalton died in October, the board said. The most recent update to the Walgreen's Flu Index finds Kentucky ranking at No. A flu shot can also reduce a child's chance of dying from the flu. It can take up to two weeks to build full immunity to influenza following a vaccination, so people should get shots immediately, the department said.

Health Care CBP releases new guidelines on phone, laptop searches at USA borders
Author: 0 CBP releases new guidelines on phone, laptop searches at USA borders

Based on this policy, information privatelystored in the traveller's social media accounts should theoretically fall outside the scope of a USCBP search as well. If someone refuses to unlock a device, the device can be detained by CBP. Today many devices are passcode protected or otherwise encrypted. So, the USCBP does not now have the legal authority to compel travelers to assist them in unlocking an electronic device at the border.

Health Care Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donations following severe winter weather
Author: 0 Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donations following severe winter weather

Severe winter weather has had a major impact, with more than 150 blood drives nationwide forced to cancel due to severe cold and snow. There is a critical need for types O-negative and B-negative, as well as platelets. "We are filling the requirements of blood as fast as they come", Delong said. Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) may be eligible to donate, although there are height and weight restrictions for people 16 to 18 years old.

Health Care Transport workers in TN reject Madras HC direction to call off strike
Author: 0 Transport workers in TN reject Madras HC direction to call off strike

Workers are demanding wage hike among other things. Stating that the High Court order to call off the strike goes against natural justice, the unions blamed the government for the inconvenience caused to the commuters. Transport Minister M.R. Vijayabaskar accused "some unions" of trying to flare up the strike for their own agenda even as 32 trade unions signed the wage agreement.

Health Care Flu hospitalizations soaring in Ohio
Author: 0 Flu hospitalizations soaring in Ohio

The Tennessee Department of Health is offering free flu vaccines at all county health departments in the state while supplies last . He said: 'We know from the PHE publications that past year, the effectiveness of the conventional influenza vaccines in the over-65s was not apparent.

Health Care Chocolate Could Go Extinct by 2050 Due to Climate Change
Author: 0 Chocolate Could Go Extinct by 2050 Due to Climate Change

Experts predict the world could run out of chocolate in the next thirty years - all thanks to global warming. Cacao plants are in danger of disappearing. "There are obviously commitments the world is leaning into but, frankly, we don't think we're getting there fast enough collectively". Berkeley's gene-editing technology, called CRISPR, has been in the works for a while, though when it gets attention, it's nearly always for the potential to eliminate genetic diseases or (sort of on ...

Health Care Meet the United States twins born minutes apart but in two different years
Author: 0 Meet the United States twins born minutes apart but in two different years

The hospital wrote on Facebook that it was "honored to play a significant role in this 2018 New Year delivery of baby twins" and thanked the "dedicated" hospital staff. New Years Day in Delano, Calif . The twins have been gifted over $3,000 of baby supplies by Delano Regional Medical Centre. And there was another such twin birth the year before also in San Diego, according to the Daily Mail .

Health Care Don't lose hope in Buhari's govt., Ajimobi charges Nigerians
Author: 0 Don't lose hope in Buhari's govt., Ajimobi charges Nigerians

Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari's latest batch of appointments has stoked controversy in the country after it was detected that a number of dead persons had been "given" positions as board members. According to him, "no human undertaking can be free of mistakes", maintaining that "there is no scandal" involved in the appointments. The statement read in part, "Withdrawing the appointments and directing and allowing the civil service systems to follow due process to reappoint ...

Health Care Coach Martin says NMSU should emulate its Arizona Bowl opponent
Author: 0 Coach Martin says NMSU should emulate its Arizona Bowl opponent

This year the Pac-12 saw Oregon, UCLA, Arizona, Stanford, Washington State, Arizona State, USC and Washington all lose and the Utes be the only team to pick up a win . And yet, the score remained tied. "Their punter was fantastic for them all night and it was really hard to get things done (offensively) when you're (constantly) back on your own 10", NMSU head coach Doug Martin said.

Health Care Healthy Living: JAMA study says more pregnant women are using marijuana
Author: 0 Healthy Living: JAMA study says more pregnant women are using marijuana

According to Dr. Navizadeh, it is hard to determine the exact effects of marijuana use on babies and fetuses because, oftentimes, expectant mothers who are using marijuana may also be using other drugs. Rates of use were highest among the young, and dropped steadily as age rose during pregnancy, the researchers said. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists updated a document that represents the organization's opinion on pressing matters titled the ACOG Committee Opinion .

Health Care More flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County
Author: 0 More flu-related deaths reported in Dallas County

Burnestine Taylor, medical officer for Disease Control and Prevention for the ADPH. In the USA, influenza activity has significantly increased over recent weeks with the Influenza A (H3N2) virus strain predominating. Nationwide, nine children have died because of the flu through December 16. "It takes approximately two weeks for your body to build immunity once you've received the vaccination".

Health Care World Health Organization is recognizing gaming disorder as a mental health condition
Author: 0 World Health Organization is recognizing gaming disorder as a mental health condition

The pattern of gaming behavior may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. World Health Organization defines gaming behavior as "impaired control over gaming" (ie, how often and for how long one plays game), "increasing priority given to gaming to the extent that gaming takes precedence over other life interests", and "continuation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences", (such as being fired, or missing too much school).

Health Care Husband in Custody in Death of Brooklyn Mother
Author: 0 Husband in Custody in Death of Brooklyn Mother

The development comes almost 24 hours after Tonie Wells , was found dead on the steps of her own Sterling Place home in Crown Heights. The NYPD suspended two 77th Precinct officers the day of the killing after it was revealed they botched a job to check on the woman.

Health Care More Pregnant Women Turning To Cannabis, Study Finds
Author: 0 More Pregnant Women Turning To Cannabis, Study Finds

More than one-fifth of American teenagers are using marijuana during pregnancy, a new study finds. The Journal of the American Medical Association , known as JAMA , published on December 26, a research letter on data analysis that indicates cannabis use is increasing among pregnant women, and particularly for young mothers.

Author: 0 Excess gaming leads to poor mental health

A draft report is proposing "gaming disorder" and "hazardous gaming" labels for people who are consumed by gaming in unhealthy ways. According to IFL Science , the draft for gaming as an addiction in the ICD-11 Beta Draft is still "not final" and is being updated on a daily basis.

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