Medical

Six States and District of Columbia Sue Over School Lunches

Six States and District of Columbia Sue Over School Lunches When the rollbacks were initially announced in 2017 , Perdue said the move was not meant to diminish nutritional standards. The USDA school lunch program provides low-priced or free lunches and breakfasts in public schools and other institutions. [Full Article...]

Ottawa Public Health announces measles case

Ottawa Public Health announces measles case April 2, 9 a.m.to noon: Queensway Carleton Hospital Skin and Tissue Clinic. Officials also say individuals who may have been exposed at additional locations are being directly notified. "The best protection is to be vaccinated with MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccine". Day said he was taking the action in hopes of reversing a recent uptick in cases amid disturbing reports that health wor... [Full Article...]

Measles outbreak: Health officials confirm 5th Butte Co. case in young child

Measles outbreak: Health officials confirm 5th Butte Co. case in young child No other vaccines will be available at the clinic. Measles is highly contagious. If you received the two recommended doses of the measles vaccine as a child, you are considered protected for life and do not need a booster, according to the CDC. [Full Article...]

Doctors call for tougher gun laws

Doctors call for tougher gun laws In Toronto, Claire Smith, whose daughter Samantha Price was injured during a shooting rampage in the city's Danforth neighbourhood on July 22, 2018, that left two dead and 13 wounded, said she came to lend support to the idea of a handgun ban because the Danforth shooter "had a handgun he had no business having". [Full Article...]

Moisturizer With Sunscreen? Get Around Your Eyes

Moisturizer With Sunscreen? Get Around Your Eyes The difference was primarily due to decreased coverage of the eyelid area when moisturizer was used (21% missed), compared with when sunscreen was used (14% missed). The best way to prevent skin cancer is to apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of the skin. In one visit, they were asked to apply sunscreen on their faces, and at the other, an SPF moisturizer. [Full Article...]

Quick Take: Measles cases at second-highest level in decades

Quick Take: Measles cases at second-highest level in decades But while outbreaks in the states of Washington and NY have made headlines, measles outbreaks in the first three months of 2019 have also been reported in Arizona, California , Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey , Oregon , and Texas. [Full Article...]

Stop kidding yourself that drinking is good for you, say scientists

Stop kidding yourself that drinking is good for you, say scientists They say the findings are relevant to all populations and the best evidence yet on the direct effects of alcohol. The scientists tracked more than 500,000 people across China, following them for a decade. East Asian countries are useful places to study the effects of alcohol. "Alcohol Focus Scotland believes the introduction of mandatory labelling of alcohol drinks, including number of units a... [Full Article...]

Cigna Drops Out-of-Pocket Cost of Insulin

Cigna Drops Out-of-Pocket Cost of Insulin The move follows the US Food and Drug Administration's announcement Tuesday that it intends to bring competition to the insulin market as a way to lower prices. The generic would sell for half the price of Humalog U-100, which costs $135 per month for patients who take an average amount, according to the company. [Full Article...]


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