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IPhone XS Max: How it compares to Pixel 2 XL, Note 9

IPhone XS Max: How it compares to Pixel 2 XL, Note 9 With a bigger screen comes a whopping 3 million pixels, so you will view photos, videos, and games sharpest on the iPhone XS Max . Even the fact that Apple discontinued last year's iPhone X shouldn't come as much of a surprise given that the new iPhone XS seemingly serves as an entry-level option for consumers eager to pick up a new device without necessarily breaking the bank. [Full Article...]

FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers

FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other E-Cigarette Makers For example, PM's is pushing to advertise its heat-not-burn iQOS devices as less harmful than traditional cigarettes, while BAT has planned to expand its e-cigarette and vaping offerings from 12 markets to 48 by 2018. In addition, 3.3% of middle school students called themselves current users of e-cigarettes, up from 0.6% in 2011. "And we're severely enthusiastic by a coverage commerce that may pe... [Full Article...]

Full-Fat Dairy May Be Good For Your Heart, New Research Shows

Full-Fat Dairy May Be Good For Your Heart, New Research Shows Over the 9 year period, 3.5% of people in the group with the highest dairy intake (more than 2 servings per day) developed major cardiovascular disease compared to 4.9% of people consuming no dairy. or Europe, according to the PURE researchers. Higher intakes of milk and yogurt were both associated with a reduction in the primary composite endpoint of all-cause mortality and major cardiovascul... [Full Article...]

USA calls teen e-cig use an 'epidemic'

USA calls teen e-cig use an 'epidemic' The organisation warned the country's five largest e-cigarette makers that their products - Juul , Blu, MarkTen, Vuse and Logic - could be banned unless the companies could prove within 60 days that they had effective plans to stop sales to children. [Full Article...]

Flu Vaccines Recommended Ahead Of Flu Season: Is It Time To Vaccinate?

Flu Vaccines Recommended Ahead Of Flu Season: Is It Time To Vaccinate? Adults with chronic conditions need the flu vaccine because people with respiratory diseases like COPD, emphysema or asthma are seven times more likely to die if they catch flu , and people with cardiovascular problems like chronic heart disease or angina, or have had a stroke, are 11 times more likely to die. [Full Article...]

Monkeypox: 2nd case diagnosed in England, ‘very unusual’

Monkeypox: 2nd case diagnosed in England, ‘very unusual’ Following his diagnosis, he was taken to a specialist unit at the Royal Free Hospital in London . Second UK case of monkeypox diagnosed at Blackpool hospitalBut this afternoon, bosses at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals said there had been no cases in Preston or Chorley, contrary to rumour. [Full Article...]

Curb your alcohol consumption and be healthier, says Public Health England

Curb your alcohol consumption and be healthier, says Public Health England Public Health England says introducing regular days off - preferably two consecutively - "will improve sleep while reducing the risk of heart disease, liver problems, cancers and high blood pressure ", the paper adds. Duncan Selbie, chief executive at Public Health England, said: "Many of us enjoy a drink - but it's all too easy to let our drinking creep up on us". [Full Article...]

United Nations cancer agency: 18 million new cancer cases this year

United Nations cancer agency: 18 million new cancer cases this year Etienne Krug, director of WHO's department of non-communicable diseases. The research agency, part of the United Nations and World Health Organization, estimated in its latest annual GLOBOCAN report that cancer will account for one in eight deaths among men and one in 11 among women. [Full Article...]

Prince William opens up about his own mental health struggles

The survey of 44 ,000 workers by the charity Mind found that of those who suffered from mental health issues, only half have discussed the problem with their employer. He said Lloyds would be making "substantial use" of the Mental Health at Work gateway, which he described as a "hugely impressive undertaking". The project is run by Mind and Heads Together , the foundation set up by Prince Ha... [Full Article...]

FDA wants e-cigarette makers to extinguish use by kids

FDA wants e-cigarette makers to extinguish use by kids It marks a shift in the agency's tone on e-cigarettes. In a statement , Juul Labs said "appropriate flavors" play a role in adults changing their smoking habits, but said it would work with the FDA: "We are committed to preventing underage use of our product, and we want to be part of the solution in keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of young people". [Full Article...]

First case of monkeypox recorded in UK

First case of monkeypox recorded in UK Public Health England (PHE) has confirmed the country's first case of monkeypox . The rare viral infection was recorded on Friday in a Nigerian national staying at a naval base in Cornwall , Public Health England (PHE ) said. Monkeypox is a mild self-limiting illness causing symptoms such as fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes , exhaustion and, in some cases, a rash. [Full Article...]

USA plans crackdown on e-cigarette firms citing 'epidemic' teen use

USA plans crackdown on e-cigarette firms citing 'epidemic' teen use But at the same time, we see clear signs that youth use of electronic cigarettes has reached an epidemic proportion, and we must adjust certain aspects of our comprehensive strategy to stem this clear and present danger. The agency may also ban sales of some flavored e-cigarette products, which Gottlieb says are particularly appealing to underage users, and consider shortening a grace period that ... [Full Article...]

Second human case of West Nile virus reported in Box Elder County

Second human case of West Nile virus reported in Box Elder County He was hospitalized during his illness. The state did not specify where in Bergen County the infections occurred. Though the number is lower than in past years, people shouldn't let their guard down. Wearing protective, light-coloured clothing, including long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and socks. D- Drain - all standing water should be drained around the outside of a house. [Full Article...]

What Made This Woman's Tongue Turn Black and 'Hairy'?

What Made This Woman's Tongue Turn Black and 'Hairy'? In the woman's case, the doctors suspect that the antibiotic minocycline was to blame, according to the report. Within a week, she reported nausea and a bad taste in her mouth - and her tongue appeared to be carpeted in a disconcerting black fuzz, photos from the report show. [Full Article...]

United Nations emergency talks to head off swine fever spread in Asia

United Nations emergency talks to head off swine fever spread in Asia Just one day earlier, China's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MoARA) announced that ASF has broken out in Jiamusi, a prefecture-level city in Heilongjiang province that borders Russian Federation. In fact, early in March, the FAO had already warned China about the ASF risk by publishing a report under the title of "African swine fever threatens People's Republic of China". [Full Article...]

Airport Security Bins Pose Cold, Flu Risk

Airport Security Bins Pose Cold, Flu Risk The security trays were especially germ-ridden, in part because they are handled by almost every traveller who passes through the airport, researchers said. His team partner, virology expert Niina Ikonen from the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare, added: "The results also provide new ideas for technical improvements in airport design and refurbishment". [Full Article...]

NHS app to be trialled in Liverpool

NHS app to be trialled in Liverpool The new NHS App, via which patients will eventually be able to consult their GP via video , will be rolled out across England in a phased manner starting with five pilot areas later this month . The Secretary of State also announced the creation of the HealthTech Advisory Board, chaired by Dr Ben Goldacre, which will report directly back to him. [Full Article...]

Airport security trays carry more microbes than toilet seats

Airport security trays carry more microbes than toilet seats Trays have a tendency to collect germs - whether in the airport or on the plane. Other germ hotspots were shop payment terminals, staircase rails, passport checking counters, children's play areas and - unavoidably - in the air. The study was published in the journal BMC Infectious Diseases . It concluded: "Security check trays appear to pose the highest potential risk and are used by virtu... [Full Article...]

'Little justification' for prescribing diclofenac, researchers warn

However, it's actually one of the most popular and routinely recommended drugs sold across the world, in both developing and developed nations. Now a groundbreaking study of more than six million people, the biggest of its kind, has linked them to "major cardiovascular events". [Full Article...]

Denton County reports first human case of West Nile Virus in 2018

Denton County reports first human case of West Nile Virus in 2018 Louis encephalitis. Common symptoms include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches. Anyone who experiences any of these severe symptoms should seek medical help immediately. "We strongly encourage people in affected communities to take simple steps to prevent mosquito bites, such as using insect repellent and covering bare skin, especially during dusk and dawn when biting mosquitoes are most a... [Full Article...]


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