Medical

Pot-smoking on the Rise Among US Pregnant Women

Pot-smoking on the Rise Among US Pregnant Women The scientists checked the data, which originates from eight years until now, and found that more pregnant women use marijuana, especially mothers who were younger than 18 at the time when they were pregnant, but also women who were between the ages of 18 and 24. [Full Article...]

Air Pollution Linked to Premature Death in US Seniors

Air Pollution Linked to Premature Death in US Seniors The study focused on deaths from 2000 to 2012 for people in more than 39,000 ZIP codes nationwide who were insured by Medicare, the US health program for the elderly and disabled. Researchers say that an increase of 1 microgram of particulate per cubic meter of air in daily PM2.5 during the summer could lead to an additional 550 deaths per year, or 7,150 during the 13 years of data reviewed for th... [Full Article...]

Urgent need for blood donations in Charlottetown over holiday season

Urgent need for blood donations in Charlottetown over holiday season The critical status of blood donations is especially worrisome for patients like 16-year-old Lilly Hall, who was diagnosed with two brain tumours and a spine tumour at 13, and has relied on blood donations to keep her alive. New and existing donors are welcome and walk-ins will continue to be accepted. While all blood types help patients, Canadian Blood Services says the supply of O-negative blo... [Full Article...]

Hospital visitors, patients and staff pay millions to park in Kent

Hospital visitors, patients and staff pay millions to park in Kent In comparison Medway NHS Foundation Trust said in 2016/17 it had an income of £2,039,433 and collected £41,520 in fines. "We would encourage visitors to park in trust auto parks as all income from the vehicle parks is invested directly back into supporting frontline services and helping give the very best care we can to our patients". [Full Article...]

Flu 'widespread' in Pennsylvania — CDC

Flu 'widespread' in Pennsylvania — CDC Smith says if you do come down with the flu, experiencing symptoms of tired, aches and fever, stay away from work, school and other social places to protect others. It's a pretty simple fix; get your flu vaccine. Because tracking flu numbers is not required - except in cases of pediatric deaths and hospital intensive care unit (ICU) admissions - no one knows how many Central Illinoisans have had... [Full Article...]

NA Reduces Stake in Altria Group Inc (MO)

The institutional investor held 800 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $50,000, down from 15,412 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Therefore 52% are positive. Finally, Karp Capital Management Corp bought a new position in Altria Group in the first quarter worth about $104,292,000. [Full Article...]

Your Health: questioning bone protecting vitamins; air pollution worse for seniors

Your Health: questioning bone protecting vitamins; air pollution worse for seniors Not all specialists agreed with this conclusion, be that as it may. "Hence, it is advisable to take these supplements", Chaudhry said. If you've been taking calcium and vitamin D supplements thinking you were boosting your odds of avoiding future broken bones , you may have been wasting your time. [Full Article...]

Gaming Disorder added to list of 2018 diseases

Gaming Disorder added to list of 2018 diseases It's described as "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour ('digital gaming" or "video-gaming')" that fits three criteria. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which guides psychiatric diagnoses in the US, takes a different stance. [Full Article...]


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