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Hyderabad: Swine flu claims two lives

Hyderabad: Swine flu claims two lives Rajasthan had the most deaths as well as the most cases - 72 persons died until January 27, and 1,856 tested positive for H1N1 virus . Delhi had the third highest number of cases - 479 - in the period. According to the advisory issued by Delhi's Directorate General of Health Services, seasonal Influenza (H1N1) is a self-limiting viral, airborne disease spread from person-to-person, through la... [Full Article...]

Vaping Increases Risks Of Stroke And Heart Disease, Study Finds

Vaping Increases Risks Of Stroke And Heart Disease, Study Finds Researchers from the University of Kansas studied 400,000 Americans who responded to the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System survey , which is conducted annually by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He advised the public health officials must continue to push for a ban on sweet flavored e-liquids that are so enticing to younger users. To see the health effec... [Full Article...]

Three global pandemics threaten humanity (and they’re all linked to our food)

A syndemic, or a combination of pandemics, is defined as "the presence of two or more disease states that adversely interact with each other". The same unsustainable approach to agriculture and food production that feeds both obesity and malnutrition also propels climate change, the Lancet report stated . [Full Article...]

Arizona needs to do more to prevent, reduce tobacco use

Arizona needs to do more to prevent, reduce tobacco use But even more importantly, the report said, Arizona needs to focus on its youth. - One million more teenagers picked up smoking in the 2017-2018 school year, compared to the previous year, reports the American Lung Association. The startling numbers prompted the U.S. Surgeon General to declare e-cigarette use among young people an epidemic in an advisory issued in December 2018. [Full Article...]

Controlling blood pressure reduces cognitive impairment risk | newkerala.com #95228

Controlling blood pressure reduces cognitive impairment risk | newkerala.com #95228 Discussions with other potential funders are ongoing. SPRINT results now show that both the heart and the brain are protected by intensive treatment of hypertension. This means lowering blood pressure levels could benefit a large number of people by slashing their risk not only for heart problems and other physical health issues, but also for cognitive decline. [Full Article...]

Delhi’s ‘superbug gene’ now spreads to Arctic

Delhi’s ‘superbug gene’ now spreads to Arctic The gene was first discovered in 2008 in a Swedish patient who had been to New Delhi , but got attention in 2010 when researchers published a paper on it, and detecting it in water supply and around hospitals in several countries, including India. [Full Article...]

Apple and Aetna team up for personalized health-tracking app

Apple and Aetna team up for personalized health-tracking app Called " Attain ", the Apple Watch app will reward Aetna customers for meeting activity goals and fulfilling recommended tasks, such as getting vaccinations or refilling medications, with a subsidy toward the cost of an Apple Watch or gift cards for US retailers. [Full Article...]

Health professionals urging vaccinations in light of measles outbreak

Health professionals urging vaccinations in light of measles outbreak Dr. Paul Cieslak , a public health physician with the Oregon Health Authority, thinks the current outbreak could last two or three generations of cases. Public health officials are focused for now on preventing more exposures. He says his bill will only allow medical exemptions. Washington state has introduced legislation that would no longer allow a personal exemption but that is in the early ... [Full Article...]


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