Medical

York named as one of the most polluted cities in the UK

York named as one of the most polluted cities in the UK Areas that exceeded the level include London and Manchester, with the Welsh steelworks town Port Talbot the worst. The tiny particles, which come from sources such as transport, industry, coal plants and burning wood, fuels or waste, are linked to conditions including stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and disease, and respiratory infections. [Full Article...]

Senior citizens have pretty bangin' sex lives

Senior citizens have pretty bangin' sex lives It also stressed the need for better communication so people can discuss sex-related issues with their health providers. 40 percent of adults between the ages of 65 to 80 admitted to being sexually active . About 18 percent of more seasoned men (1 of every 5) and 3 percent of more seasoned ladies utilized pharmaceuticals or supplements to enhance sexual capacity in the course of recen... [Full Article...]

Gunmen kidnap German Red Cross nurse in Somalia

Gunmen kidnap German Red Cross nurse in Somalia She was taken from the country's capital Mogadishu on Wedneday night from inside the aid group's compound at 8:00pm local time. The Red Cross said it was in contact with "various authorities" to try to secure the woman's freedom. It is however the second attack on ICRC staff in as many months - Somali employee, Yusuf Ibrahim, died on 25 March after an improvised bomb exploded under his auto as h... [Full Article...]

First Death in Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

First Death in Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak The weeks-long outbreak has claimed the life of a person in California and has spread to 25 states. At least 52 people have been hospitalized, including 14 with kidney failure, which is an unusually high number of hospitalizations. The rest of the sicknesses aren't linked to Harrison Farms and investigators continue to probe the source of the chopped romaine lettuce causing the illness. [Full Article...]

Turkey's ruling party officially announces nominating Erdogan's candidacy in upcoming presidential election

Turkey's ruling party officially announces nominating Erdogan's candidacy in upcoming presidential election The MHP and the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party have forged an alliance for the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections. Registration for presidential candidates opened on Tuesday and they have until Saturday to give their names to the Central Election Commission (YSK). [Full Article...]

Frequent Sauna Bathing Reduces Risk of Stroke

Frequent Sauna Bathing Reduces Risk of Stroke Aside from the potential psychological benefits of relaxing in the warm, several researchers have wondered whether saunas might also impact physical health. For instance, people who have recently had a heart attack and anyone with chest pain or unstable angina should avoid the sauna. While studies have shown correlation, the American Heart Association has deemed the evidence inconclusive to sugg... [Full Article...]

FG bans import, production of codeine cough syrup

FG bans import, production of codeine cough syrup I call on all security agencies, lawmakers, judiciary, drug manufacturers, civil society, regulators, teachers, parents, neighbours and YOU to take this as a personal war and halt the menace. "It was only a coincidence that the government took action nearly immediately after BBC's broadcast", Mr Oshundun said. He also ordered government agencies to increase vigilance around abuse of other medi... [Full Article...]

Californians warned about risk from Vancouver Island oysters

Californians warned about risk from Vancouver Island oysters According to the public health agency, as of mid-April, there have been 126 reported cases of gastrointestinal illnesses in the country directly related to oysters - 92 in B.C., nine in Alberta and 25 in Ontario. "Quick steaming isn't sufficient to kill norovirus ". If you do eat shellfish, cook it until it reaches an internal temperature of at least 145°F. Noroviruses (NoVs) are one of the l... [Full Article...]


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