Medical

Lyme disease is now in all 50 states

Lyme disease is now in all 50 states Florida, for instance, had 501 infections, up 77 percent since 2015. Dr. Mark Levine, Vermont's health commissioner, said when Lyme disease is contracted, "it comes through the bite of the tick and the organism gets into your bloodstream and then it spreads throughout your body". [Full Article...]

Women with heart attacks more likely to die when treated by men

Women with heart attacks more likely to die when treated by men Both sexes experience chest pain and discomfort commonly associated with a heart attack, women are more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, and back or jaw pain. Female patients treated by male doctors were about 1.5 percentage points less likely to survive a heart attack than male patients in the care of female doctors. [Full Article...]

Hennepin County Child Diagnosed with Measles

Hennepin County Child Diagnosed with Measles A case of measles has been confirmed in a child who lives in Hennepin County, according to health officials. The child was likely infectious from July 30 through August 7, according to health officials, meaning additional cases would likely develop between now and August 28. [Full Article...]

NSW meningococcal cases rise in spring

NSW meningococcal cases rise in spring She survived, but suffered renal and adrenal failure. "I think that's what saved me, that fast response". The disease destroyed Lily's kidneys, and she now spends five hours each day on dialysis. The W strain became a concern for the state's health authorities after diagnoses quadrupled between 2014 and 2016. I thought she was immune. NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant said adolescents wer... [Full Article...]

Hookah smoking as harmful for heart as cigarettes

Hookah smoking as harmful for heart as cigarettes At this time, the subjects measured heart rate, blood pressure, level of nicotine in the blood before and after Smoking Shisha. The arterial stiffness data after hookah smoking was comparable to that seen in cigarette smokers from smoking one cigarette. [Full Article...]

Medics Prepare to Battle New Ebola Outbreak on Congo's Eastern Border

Medics Prepare to Battle New Ebola Outbreak on Congo's Eastern Border The newest outbreak, confirmed by the World Health Organization on Sunday, is located in the Congo's northeastern North Kivu Province and neighboring Ituri Province. There also is frequent cross-border trade with Uganda, which could complicate containment of the disease. This region north of North Kivu province is already threatened by armed groups including the fearsome Ugandan Allied Democrati... [Full Article...]

Sleepyheads told to avoid the lie-ins for a longer life

Sleepyheads told to avoid the lie-ins for a longer life Resting in bed for over 10 hours was connected to an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease (49%), and from stroke (56%). Scientists have known for some time that not getting enough sleep increases the risk of a string of health complaints such as high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. [Full Article...]

'Opt-out' plan for organ donation to be rolled out across England

'Opt-out' plan for organ donation to be rolled out across England China should improve medical insurance for organ recipients to reduce their financial burden, said Huang Jiefu, Director of the China National Organ Donation and Transplantation Committee. We know many families feel a sense of pride and comfort from their decision to save lives through organ donation". Those who do want to opt out will be able to do so by using a National Health Service (NHS) ap... [Full Article...]


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