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FDA warns pet owners about possible side effects of flea, tick drugs

FDA warns pet owners about possible side effects of flea, tick drugs The FDA issued an alert on Bravecto, Nexgard, and Simparica, stating the products might cause damage to our furry pets. According to a press release by the U.S. However, the agency has begun working with manufacturers to include new label information that highlights the potential for neurologic events. "In the first three years after approval, the FDA pays particularly close attention to adv... [Full Article...]

Mosquitoes still threat to spread West Nile virus

Mosquitoes still threat to spread West Nile virus The mosquitoes that carry this virus are common throughout the state, and are found in urban as well as more rural areas. However, in a rare event, about one person in 150 would develop a serious illness that could affect the nervous system. [Full Article...]

By 2060 More and More Americans will be Living with Alzheimer’s

By 2060 More and More Americans will be Living with Alzheimer’s The latest CDC report analyzes data on 15.1 million senior and supports that effort by tracking the how the disease is affecting different populations. That's followed by Hispanics (12.2 percent), and whites (10.3 percent). Asians and Native Americans were relatively less likely to have or at least be given an Alzheimer's diagnosis, with respective rates of 8.4 and 9.1 percent of the populat... [Full Article...]

Octopuses on MDMA turn into relaxed and friendly creatures

Octopuses on MDMA turn into relaxed and friendly creatures Octopuses are nearly entirely antisocial, except when they're mating, and scientists who study them have to house them separately so they don't kill or eat each other. "I have to admit that it was totally trial and error". And those octopuses spent significantly more time, on average 15 minutes, in the room with another male octopus. [Full Article...]

Two ‘Mental Health Patients’ Chained in Sheriff's Van Drown

Two ‘Mental Health Patients’ Chained in Sheriff's Van Drown U.S. Northern Command said in a news release late Tuesday that about 5,600 personnel are active-duty and reserve forces. Two women "detainees" chained in the back of a police van died when the vehicle was engulfed by Hurricane Florence floodwaters. [Full Article...]

‘Healthy’ children’s yogurts are actually high in sugar, study finds

‘Healthy’ children’s yogurts are actually high in sugar, study finds Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Surrey examined ingredients in 921 yogurts available in major United Kingdom supermarkets. In order to see how much sugar yogurts have, a team of scientists analyzed the nutritional content of 900 yogurts and yogurt products, which were available from five major United Kingdom online supermarket chains in October/November 2016. [Full Article...]

Oklahoma health officials: Continue mosquito precautions

Oklahoma health officials: Continue mosquito precautions The occasional dip in day and evening temperatures has not removed the risk of contracting West Nile virus. "Anything that's mosquito-borne that you have water on your property, the potential exists that a horse could potentially get bit by a mosquito that is infected with the West Nile virus", said Tonya Kubis, stable manager and owner at Greystone Stables. [Full Article...]

Canadian marijuana imports OK'd by US for California study

Canadian marijuana imports OK'd by US for California study The capsules will be manufactured as pills by Canada-based Tilray Inc., and will be used to treat essential tremor, a neurological disorder that causes shaking in the hands, head and voice, and is believed to affect almost 10 million Americans, especially those over the age of 65. [Full Article...]

Health department urges flu shots

Health department urges flu shots People are advised to get shots now as the vaccine takes two weeks to start working. The flu shot can keep people from getting sick with the flu and it is shown to reduce the severity of illness in those who get vaccinated but still get sick. [Full Article...]

Yogurt is deceptively high in sugar, study finds

Yogurt is deceptively high in sugar, study finds Only natural/Greek yogurts met the UK's criteria for "low-sugar". The study looked at nearly 900 yogurt products available in Britain in autumn 2016, discovering many had more than 10g per 100g of sugar . Yogurt is particularly recommended for babies and children and, in fact, those up to the age of three years in the United Kingdom eat more yogurt than any other age group. [Full Article...]

CDC urges: Get flu shot now

CDC urges: Get flu shot now Easy steps can and should be taken to protect against the flu beyond getting the vaccine. "That means if a bunch of people get vaccinated now there will be a bunch of people who can't get sick", said Mary Parrish, Brazos County Health Department Health Educator. [Full Article...]

Costs of daily aspirin may outweigh benefits for older adults, study finds

Costs of daily aspirin may outweigh benefits for older adults, study finds He added: "It means millions of healthy older people around the world who are taking low-dose aspirin without a medical reason may be doing so unnecessarily, because the study showed no overall benefit to offset the risk of bleeding". But when researchers looked at more than 19,000 people in Australia and the United States over almost five years, they found it wasn't so. Participants were ra... [Full Article...]

Four Accurate Personality Types: Average, Self-Centred, Role-Model or Reserved

Four Accurate Personality Types: Average, Self-Centred, Role-Model or Reserved Character kinds as a idea are restful controversial in psychology, as it'll be intelligent to gain scientific proof of kinds. Previous attempts based on small research groups - whereas the new study used an online personality quiz with between 44 and 300 questions. [Full Article...]

Teenagers’ use of e-cigarettes at epidemic levels - United States health officials - Ireland

Teenagers’ use of e-cigarettes at epidemic levels - United States health officials - Ireland However, despite the good news, the report's authors also warned that misinformation is still rife, including what they called a "worrying" belief that vaping is as bad as smoking. Meanwhile, the FDA is also ferreting out retailers who sell vaping products to minors, sending more than 1,100 warning letters to stores caught selling e-cigarettes to minors and levying fines on 131 repeat offenders. [Full Article...]

DOJ Clears $67B Cigna-Express Scripts Deal

DOJ Clears $67B Cigna-Express Scripts Deal The companies continue to expect the deal to close by the end of the year, subject to the satisfaction of all closing conditions. In the news announcement Monday, Express Scripts CEO Tim Wentworth reiterated that combination of the companies would "be able to do even more to reduce healthcare costs, expand choice, and improve patient outcomes" and "transform healthcare". [Full Article...]

State health officials confirm 12th case of West Nile virus in MA

State health officials confirm 12th case of West Nile virus in MA Catherine Brown said. Most people infected with West Nile Virus don't experience any symptoms, according to IPDH. A Suffolk County man in his 50s was diagnosed on September 11, marking the fifth person in the county to contract the virus , health officials said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Flood Waters Kill Two Horry County Detainees

Flood Waters Kill Two Horry County Detainees According to Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson , the victims have been identified as Windy Newton, 45 of Shallotte, NC, and Nicolette Green, 43, of Myrtle Beach. A resident surveys a road inundated by water in Lumberton, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, following flooding from Hurricane Florence . He said the two deputies involved had been placed on administrative leave and he had launched a... [Full Article...]

Baby Walkers Still A Safety Hazard, Pediatricians Warn

Baby Walkers Still A Safety Hazard, Pediatricians Warn Changes in safety standards led to a steep drop in the number of babies injured using infant walkers. Injuries dropped an additional 23 percent in the four years after the federal mandatory safety standards took effect compared with the four years prior, the study found. [Full Article...]

Household Cleaning Products Could Be Making Children Overweight: Canadian Study

Household Cleaning Products Could Be Making Children Overweight: Canadian Study And whereas the researchers are no longer advocating that all of us cease using our disinfectants, Dr. Kozyrskyj does suggest that they ought to not be overused. "We found that infants living in households where disinfectants were used at least weekly were twice as likely to have higher levels of the bacteria called Lachnospiraceae at three to four months of age", said Anita Kozyrskyj , a U of ... [Full Article...]

‘Wonder drug’ aspirin’s harms outweighs its benefits in healthy elderly

‘Wonder drug’ aspirin’s harms outweighs its benefits in healthy elderly Doctor Leslie Ford, associate director for clinical research, at the National Cancer Institute in the USA, said: 'The increase in cancer deaths in study participants in the aspirin group was surprising, given prior studies suggesting aspirin use improved cancer outcomes. [Full Article...]


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