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Common Painkillers Double Heart Attack And Stroke Risk, New Study Finds

The researchers concluded that diclofenac should not be available over the counter, but should have to be prescribed by a doctor, with warning labels on the packaging to ensure patients are aware of the risk before they begin to take the drug. [Full Article...]

Third case of West Nile reported in Holmes County horses

Third case of West Nile reported in Holmes County horses West Nile is spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes, which feed on infected birds. Mosquitos get the virus by feeding on infected birds, the agency noted. - If working in an area where mosquitoes are common or overpopulated, wear closed-toed shoes, socks, long trousers, and shirts with long-sleeves. Install or fix screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes outside. [Full Article...]

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

What Made This Woman's Tongue Turn Black and 'Hairy'? It's unclear exactly how uncommon this is, Hamad said, but it's the first case he's seen in 10 years of practicing. Not long after, the tongue blackness appeared , as did nausea and a foul taste in her mouth. "It was very dramatic", Hamad said about the appearance. The patient had been admitted to the hospital after a severe motorcycle injury that injured both her legs. [Full Article...]

Nicola Sturgeon to launch 'biggest ever' investment programme

Nicola Sturgeon to launch 'biggest ever' investment programme Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson criticised the new programme, based on 12 new bills, saying the Scottish government had failed to pass numerous bills it pledged past year. "As we look to the future, however, one thing is certain: our commitment - my commitment - to making sure that all of Scotland flourishes, and that we remain outward looking and confident". [Full Article...]

Quarter of adults too inactive, putting health at risk

Quarter of adults too inactive, putting health at risk Global exercise levels did not improve significantly between 2001 and 2016, and the World Health Organization is not on track to meet its 2025 target of reducing physical inactivity by 10 percent. Countries with the worst physical activity record included Kuwait , American Samoa , a USA territory in the South Pacific, Saudi Arabia and Iraq . [Full Article...]

Preparing your family for flu season

Preparing your family for flu season As the academy noted, FluMist didn't work as well as shots against the A/H1N1 flu strain during the 2013-14 and 2015-16 flu seasons, and the CDC recommended against its use in the USA during the last two seasons. "We won't know what's happened until the flu season is over", Dr. Wooten said. While millions of influenza vaccines have already been released to nurses, doctors, and pharmacists, o... [Full Article...]

Texas Lawsuit Could Mean Life or Death for the Affordable Care Act

Texas Lawsuit Could Mean Life or Death for the Affordable Care Act Although their health insurance provider would be required to provide them with a health insurance policy, the provider would be permitted to deny them coverage of this important piece of durable medical equipment. United States. But in June, the Trump administration sided with the plaintiffs on the individual mandate, arguing in a brief that it and the pre-existing conditions protections were un... [Full Article...]

Adults urged to check heart attack and stroke risk online

Adults urged to check heart attack and stroke risk online Knowing your heart age is... The vast majority of English adults are at risk of cardiac arrest or stroke due to unhealthy lifestyles that are making their hearts age prematurely, according to the government agency Public Health England. "Tens of thousands of people across the country are at risk of cardiovascular disease but don't realise it". Fifty people die every day from heart attacks or s... [Full Article...]


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