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Social Media, Television Overkill Leads to Increased Teen Depression

Social Media, Television Overkill Leads to Increased Teen Depression The long term Canadian study involved 3,800 teens from 2012 to 2018. "There are so many ways in which social media is important and has positive features, but there's also ways in which social media can replace social support and connection from people you are living with in person", he said. [Full Article...]

Healthy lifestyle can offset genetic risk of dementia

Healthy lifestyle can offset genetic risk of dementia Investigators from the University of Exeter found that risk of dementia was 32% lower in people with a genetic risk but healthy lifestyle and that patients with a high genetic risk and an unfavorable lifestyle were almost 3 times as likely to develop dementia . [Full Article...]

Congo rules out using more Ebola trial vaccines

Congo rules out using more Ebola trial vaccines Goma, a lakeside city with a population of two million people, is close to the Rwanda border - more than 354 km (220 miles) south of where the second-largest Ebola outbreak was first detected a year ago. He then left Butembo on a bus, and arrived at a health center Sunday showing symptoms of Ebola, the health ministry said. Other times the violence against health teams has come from resident... [Full Article...]

Future of ObamaCare in doubt after latest appeals court hearing

Future of ObamaCare in doubt after latest appeals court hearing California and the 19 other states, as well as the District of Columbia, which won permission to defend the law when the Trump administration declined to do so, appealed to the federal court in New Orleans to reverse the Texas ruling . "This is a law touching almost every aspect of our health care system". They have tried to cut Medicare and Medicaid, privatize health care for veterans and remo... [Full Article...]

Trump orders revamping of care for kidney disease

Trump orders revamping of care for kidney disease Shares of both companies have fallen this week as news of the plan leaked out, with DaVita down 7.6% despite a gain on Wednesday morning, and Fresenius down 3.8%. DaVita operates more than 2,500 dialysis centers in the USA and generated $10.3 billion in sales from dialysis in 2018. Patients are shunted to dialysis centers as a default, and once on it, they "rarely switch", he said. [Full Article...]

HPV vaccine extended to boys in United Kingdom first

HPV vaccine extended to boys in United Kingdom first HPV is believed to be responsible for over 99 per cent of cervical cancers, as well as 90 per cent of anal, about 70 per cent of vaginal and vulvar cancers and more than 60 per cent of penile cancers. A study conducted in Scotland showed pre-cancerous cervical disease had been slashed by 71% since the introduction of the vaccine in 2008. Public Health have announced today it's extending it to 1... [Full Article...]

Rivals Biden, Harris to circle each other in SC

Rivals Biden, Harris to circle each other in SC But the veteran politician may now have hinted that he isn't the only candidate who deserves a grilling over previously held positions. Harris was in New Orleans at the Essence festival, where she was among several 2020 White House candidates at the largest annual gathering of black women. [Full Article...]

Democrat Biden down in polls after debate

Democrat Biden down in polls after debate Almost half, or 47%, of Democratic or Democratic-leaning voters who said they watched most of the debate or paid attention to news stories about them said Harris did the best job, according to the Quinnipiac poll. The first Democratic presidential debate appears to have shaken up the 2020 race - at least for now. "There are other red flags for him in areas where he still leads, including double-di... [Full Article...]

NDDOH confirms 1st WNV human case of 2019

NDDOH confirms 1st WNV human case of 2019 No human cases of West Nile virus disease have been detected so far in 2019. Mosquito surveillance in Reno, Sedgwick, and Shawnee counties has shown an increase Culex species mosquitoes which can transmit West Nile virus and other viruses that can affect humans. [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders defends Medicare for All push

Bernie Sanders defends Medicare for All push There are certainly many takeaways from the debates, and key among these is the continuing erosion of support for private health insurance on the left . Campaign spokeswoman Lily Adams said the debate marked the third-largest fundraising day of Harris' campaign. The controversy was as soon as no longer the first time Harris has delivered blended messages on the topic. [Full Article...]

Do Lash Extensions Cause Pink Eye

Do Lash Extensions Cause Pink Eye Can lash extensions cause pink eye? Is it really dangerous? During the procedure, each extension is glued to the natural lash. When the natural lash falls out, it takes the extension with it. Low-quality extensions can be a breeding ground for bacteria. When using premium quality mink lashes from Stacy Lash, you won’t face any of these issues. [Full Article...]

Woman admitted to Kericho hospital has no Ebola, tests show

Woman admitted to Kericho hospital has no Ebola, tests show Preben Aavitsland, the panel's acting chair, told a news conference at the United Nations agency's headquarters in Geneva. The WHO has been widely criticised for holding off on declaring the outbreak a PHEIC and effectively pulling the emergency chord to prompt worldwide action. [Full Article...]

World Health Organization calls for more funds to fight DRC Ebola outbreak

World Health Organization calls for more funds to fight DRC Ebola outbreak To be declared a global emergency, an outbreak must constitute a risk to other countries and require a coordinated worldwide response, according to the WHO . Health workers and people who came into contact with those who had Ebola will get the injection. That changed this week with confirmation that Ebola had reached western Uganda, where it has claimed two lives so far. [Full Article...]

Sleeping with a screen on can lead to female obesity

Sleeping with a screen on can lead to female obesity The researchers considered several other compounding factors, like sleep deprivation, which could have played a role in the association between artificial light exposure at night and weight gain . The researchers note that exposure to artificial light while sleeping might reflect other unhealthy behaviours, such as a sedentary lifestyle, and socioeconomic disadvantage. [Full Article...]

Gillibrand wallops de Blasio for president in latest poll

Gillibrand wallops de Blasio for president in latest poll A new survey finds that Iowa voters, who in a few months will decide the victor of America's first major contest for the Democratic presidential nomination, think there are too many candidates in the race. Biden is scheduled to return to Iowa on Tuesday, the same day that Trump is scheduled to campaign in western Iowa, setting up the direct comparison between the two that Biden has sought to empha... [Full Article...]

Trump ending fetal tissue research by federal scientists

Trump ending fetal tissue research by federal scientists Officials said Wednesday that government-funded research by universities would be allowed to continue, subject to additional scrutiny. In 2018, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) began reviewing all federal research involving human foetal tissue and halted any new acquisition of tissue. [Full Article...]

White meats aren't as healthy as you may think

White meats aren't as healthy as you may think There is less pressure on consumers to do the same with its white counterpart. The results showed that while participants in the high-saturated fat group had more total and LDL cholesterol levels than people in the low-saturated fat group, both red and white meat raised LDL levels, regardless of how much saturated fat was in the diet. [Full Article...]

Quest Diagnostics breach may have exposed data of 11.9M patients

Quest Diagnostics breach may have exposed data of 11.9M patients Quest Diagnostics said that an unauthorized user had access to AMCA's personal information, including patients from Quest Diagnostics . Quest says they have stopped using AMCA's services and are still waiting to receive a full report from the company about what data was compromised in the security breach . [Full Article...]

Texas couple die mysteriously during dream vacation to Fiji

Texas couple die mysteriously during dream vacation to Fiji A Fort Worth couple died while on vacation in Fiji. " They knew something was going on in their body and were able to get to the hospital", she says. "We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance". Although they were provided medical treatment as the standard of care, their illnesses progressively worsened and despite best efforts - they died within a few days of each other. [Full Article...]

In Burkina Faso, GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes

In Burkina Faso, GM fungus rapidly kills 99% of malaria mosquitoes Researchers from the University of Maryland in the USA engineered the fungus to deliver a toxin to mosquitoes. Dr Brain Lovett, from the University of Maryland said tests showed the fungus was specifically effective with mosquitoes only. [Full Article...]


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