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Smoking hookah not safe alternative to cigarettes | newkerala.com #111077

Smoking hookah not safe alternative to cigarettes | newkerala.com #111077 The statement warned of mounting evidence linking chronic hookah smoke exposure to increased cardiovascular risk. "The spread of water pipe tobacco smoking has been abetted by the marketing of flavored tobacco, a social media environment that promotes water pipe smoking, and misperceptions about the addictive potential and potential adverse health effects of this form of tobacco use", the sci... [Full Article...]

Third person ever may have been cured of HIV

Third person ever may have been cured of HIV This approach is not practical for treating most patients with HIV, but it may one day lead to finding a cure. Until now, success in replicating that cure has been limited. The two recent cases are part of the IciStem program, which is a collaborative venture of researchers and clinicians dedicated to HIV eradication, according to a release from IciStem. [Full Article...]

Case of measles confirmed in the Interior Health region

Case of measles confirmed in the Interior Health region The Pima County Public Health Department and the Arizona Department of Health Services are working to determine if there was any community exposure to the disease. Measles spreads through the air. In Cochise County, an unvaccinated elementary student has been diagnosed with the mumps. The other case was an adult who had a "common exposure" to the student. [Full Article...]

CDC: Unvaccinated boy almost dies of tetanus

CDC: Unvaccinated boy almost dies of tetanus All of the tetanus-related deaths were in people over 55 years old. The boy, who allegedly never received a tetanus vaccination, reportedly cut his head "while playing outdoors on a farm". On day 47, he was moved out of the ICU and into an intermediate care unit at the hospital. Three days later, he walked 20 feet with assistance. He spent another 17 days there. [Full Article...]

E-cigarette use linked to heart trouble

E-cigarette use linked to heart trouble E-cigarettes have exploded in popularity, with sales increased 14-fold since 2007, according to the study. Maciej Goniewicz, PharmD, PhD, of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, who has studied e-cigarettes' respiratory effects, seconded the importance of so-called dual use in interpreting the findings. [Full Article...]

Dog-walking can be hazardous for seniors, study suggests

Dog-walking can be hazardous for seniors, study suggests Matthew Hepinstall, who wasn't involved in the new study . They estimate that the number of dog-walking fractures in people aged 65 and older more than doubled between 2004 and 2017, from 1,671 to 4,396. Experts say older dog owners should take special care to train their best friends or choose smaller breeds. Still, taking your dog for a walk can also bring big health rewards, one joint spec... [Full Article...]

University students suffering from mental health problems at an all-time high

University students suffering from mental health problems at an all-time high They will also learn about how to manage finances, how to have realistic expectations of student life and how to make friends. These rising statistics show how prominent the impact mental health and wellbeing can be for students, and how important the correct support is. [Full Article...]

Health officials: Measles case confirmed in Pima County

Health officials: Measles case confirmed in Pima County These two new measles were reported just under two months after a 3-month long outbreak sickened 33 people in Ocean and Passaic counties ended . Anyone who visited Congregation Sons of Israel on Park Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. Measles can cause serious and potentially deadly complications such as pneumonia and encephalitis. Symptoms consist of a fever of 101F or higher, red, watery eyes, cough a... [Full Article...]


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