Medical

Withings Pulse HR marks a new step into fitness bands

Withings Pulse HR marks a new step into fitness bands Withings announces new Pulse HR fitness tracker . The original Withings Pulse came out back in 2013, so the Pulse HR is going to have some major improvements over that model. That beats the trousers off the Charge 3 and Vivosmart 4's seven-day battery life. It also functions as a sleep tracker, studying patterns and offering up analysis of your sleep behavior, like length and quality of sleep. [Full Article...]

Google raises privacy concerns as it takes over DeepMind's Health biz

Google raises privacy concerns as it takes over DeepMind's Health biz Streams, which was previously part of DeepMind , sends patient test result data directly to clinicians' mobile devices and alerts them to individuals who could be in danger of developing acute kidney infection (AKI). Dominic King, a former NHS surgeon and DeepMind Health's former clinical director, is to lead the London team, the company said. DeepMind has also been criticised by health wat... [Full Article...]

Scientists said if the social network for health

Scientists said if the social network for health As per the study, students who limited the use of either Facebook , Instagram and Snapchat to ten minutes per platform, per day showed a "significant" decrease in anxiety as well as the fear of missing out. In terms of depression, the study notes that the biggest impact was felt among those who started out with higher levels of depression. They then collected objective usage data automatically ... [Full Article...]

Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco

Briton dies from rabies after cat bite in Morocco Health workers and those in close contact with the deceased are now being assessed for rabies with a vaccination on offer if necessary. While there is "no risk" to the wider public, the victim's family, friends and involved medical staff are being monitored and provided with vaccinations if necessary, the health agency said. [Full Article...]

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger Even a single episode of activity gives short-term benefits such as lowering blood pressure, reducing anxiety and improving sleep. Pregnant and post-partum women should do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio a week. " Adults should move more and sit less throughout the day". Long term benefits include: improved brain health , reduced risk of eight types of cancer (previously ... [Full Article...]

Fish oil derived drug reduces risk of heart attack and stroke

Fish oil derived drug reduces risk of heart attack and stroke Doctors have been keenly interested in learning the supplements' true value, given their tremendous popularity with patients. At present, the Heart Foundation does not advise routine recommendation of omega-3 supplements for heart health, but does recommend health professionals consider the use of omega-3 supplements for people with high triglyceride levels, as well as an additional treatment fo... [Full Article...]

Doctors Respond to NRA With Stories of Gun Violence

Doctors Respond to NRA With Stories of Gun Violence The NRA responded by suggesting that the docs should "stay in their lane" on the issue. Melinek, who regularly appears as an expert witness in homicide cases involving guns , estimates she's autopsied about 300 bodies that were victims of firearm violence. [Full Article...]

The My Health Record Opt-Out Date Has Been Extended

The My Health Record Opt-Out Date Has Been Extended Crossbenchers from across the political divide are likely to back Labor's call for a 12 month extension given One Nation, the Greens and other crossbenchers voted on Monday for the delay, with the non-binding motion passing 33 votes to 22. "It can help prevent medication misadventures that see more than 230,000 people end up in hospital each year", he said. You can ask them to upload a Shared Heal... [Full Article...]

DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘worst’ in country’s history

DR Congo Ebola outbreak ‘worst’ in country’s history Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last week said "When there is an attack, the operation actually freezes". Those advantages, however, have been contending with the region's insecurity, meaning an outbreak that appeared manageable at the start is turning into a major logistical challenge for Congo . [Full Article...]

Athenahealth fetches $5.7 billion cash buyout offer

Athenahealth fetches $5.7 billion cash buyout offer Elliott Partner Jesse Cohn said , "We are pleased to support this transformative transaction combining athenahealth and Virence, which we believe represents an outstanding, value-maximizing outcome for athenahealth shareholders". Athnahealth shares ended trading on Friday at $120.35. Bush, a nephew of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, founded Athenahealth in 1997. Since then, it has been in... [Full Article...]

More Effort Needed To Reduce Antibiotics Consumption, WHO Report Says

More Effort Needed To Reduce Antibiotics Consumption, WHO Report Says The categories were established in the 2017 revision of the WHO's essential list of medicines to guide responsible antibiotic prescribing and use and to ensure that antibiotics are available when needed.In 49 countries, the Access category-which consists of first- and second-line drugs for common infections that should be available in all countries-represented more than 50% of antibiotic consu... [Full Article...]

Fatal Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Turkey Meat, Warns CDC

Fatal Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Turkey Meat, Warns CDC The health alert has hit a wide range of turkey products, including pet food made with the meat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting that 164 people have gotten sick in 35 states, including MI, since July. Salmonella's symptoms usually start 12 to 72 hours after a person gets exposed to the unsafe bacteria, according to the Mayo Clinic. Salmonella affects around 1... [Full Article...]

Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa successfully separated in marathon surgery

Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa successfully separated in marathon surgery Nima and Dawa underwent surgery on Friday. Head of paediatric surgery Dr Joe Crameri, who led the operation, said there had been no surprises despite fears the girls' bowel were shared. Luckily, Dr Crameri said, humans are born with more bowel than we need, making a separation possible. "She still has this extraordinary calmness about her, which is just incredible". [Full Article...]

N. Idaho woman over 50 is first flu death of season

Darrell Gale, East Sussex Director of Public Health, said: "Flu is a very unpleasant illness and vaccination is particularly important for people at increased risk of the effects of the disease". FluMist was first licensed in 2003, and was welcomed as a needle-free alternative to the flu shot, which made it especially easy to administer in school clinics. [Full Article...]

Pregnant women urged to have free flu vaccine

Pregnant women urged to have free flu vaccine Leigh Smith, owner of the pharmacy at the Shoppers Drug Mart on 1500 King St. E.in Cambridge, noticed that trend as well. Those will protect you from contracting a full-blown version of the virus. In Shanghai, meanwhile, some community health centers say they have yet to receive a single batch of vaccines. Visit nhs.uk/fluvaccine for more information . [Full Article...]

Uganda is vaccinating for fear of Ebola virus spread

Uganda is vaccinating for fear of Ebola virus spread It is highly likely that Uganda may import EVD from DRC given the closeness of the current epicenter, the high population movements due to trade, social-cultural connections and easy accessibility of health services in Uganda. In Congo, where thousands of people have been given the experimental Ebola vaccine, a worrying number of vaccinated health workers have been infected. [Full Article...]

Morning people less likely to get breast cancer

Morning people less likely to get breast cancer Led by Dr Rebecca Richmond at the University of Bristol , UK, along with the University of Manchester, the University of Exeter, and USA and Norwegian researchers, the large-scale study looked at data from taken from 409,166 women to investigate how a person's preference for mornings or evenings as well as their sleep habits may contribute to the development of breast cancer . [Full Article...]

FDA OKs Powerful New Opioid Dsuvia Despite Criticisms

FDA OKs Powerful New Opioid Dsuvia Despite Criticisms One stipulation of its stamp of approval was that the drug can only be administered within the walls of designated facilities like hospitals, surgical centers and emergency rooms, USA Today reported. According to a prepared statement from AcelRx, in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, which enrolled 161 patients, ages 18 to 69 years, the medication demonstrated a stati... [Full Article...]

Sam Ballard: Sydney man who swallowed slug passes away

Sam Ballard: Sydney man who swallowed slug passes away The teenager from Sydney's upper north shore was having a laugh and some red wine with mates in the backyard, "trying to act like grown ups". He was anxious it might've been a symptom of eating the slug, but his mother told him not to worry: "No-one gets sick from that", she said. [Full Article...]

ZADHR orders Magaya to retract HIV/Aids cure claims

ZADHR orders Magaya to retract HIV/Aids cure claims After discovering what I discovered which was tested in India, holding a report which I overwhelmingly went on and announced what I was carrying in my hands without taking note of the authorities of Zimbabwe ". The testing strategy is part of the government's efforts to achieve the 90-90-90 target - which seeks to have 90 percent of all people with HIV know their status, 90 percent of diagnosed p... [Full Article...]


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