Infants' liquid Ibuprofen sold at CVS, Walmart, Family Dollar recalled

The recalled products are sold at Walmart , CVS and Family Dollar stores nationwide. The recalled products from Walmart have lot numbers 00717009A, 00717015A, 00717024A with February 2019, April 2019 and August 2019 expiration dates. However, Tris... More..

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Health department reminds residents to get flu shots
by | Thursday, December 06, 2018

Health department reminds residents to get flu shots

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. There will be signage posted to direct anyone wanting a free flu shot to the flu clinic entrance and parking. On November 23, 2018, a pr...More..

First Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor: Doctors
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

First Baby Born Using Uterus Transplanted From Deceased Donor: Doctors

The recipient had Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, which affects about one in every 4,500 women and results in the vagina and uterus (womb) failing to form properly. After five months, the uterus showed...More..

One Test to Diagnose Them All — Universal Cancer Test
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

One Test to Diagnose Them All — Universal Cancer Test

These distinct patterns of molecules control which genes are turned on and off at any given time and "decorate the DNA". Ged Brady, of the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, said: "This approach repre...More..

Unilever to acquire Horlicks and GSK's Health Food Drinks portfolio
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Unilever to acquire Horlicks and GSK's Health Food Drinks portfolio

Nestle and CocaCola were also in the race to acquire GSK's health food portfolio. Nearly 90% of this is in India. HUL chairman and CEO Sanjiv Mehta said with the strategic merger the company will be expandi...More..

South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer
by | Wednesday, December 05, 2018

South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer

As per the details mentioned by Zainab's family and her doctors, donors must be of Pakistani, Indian, or Iranian lineage. The birth parents of the donor must be 100 percent Pakistani, Indian or Iranian and thei...More..

Scores Attended 2018 World AIDS Day in Ho
by | Tuesday, December 04, 2018

Scores Attended 2018 World AIDS Day in Ho

Green. The direction taken now, may determine whether the epidemic can be ended by 2030, or if future generations will have to continue the battle, he said . On the occasion of World AIDS Day , the U.S. Emb...More..

NACA urges Nigerians to ascertain HIV status
by | Monday, December 03, 2018

NACA urges Nigerians to ascertain HIV status

But the agency says that number doesn't include the one in seven people living with HIV who don't know what their status is. She advised Lagosians and Nigerians to periodically check their status and stop dis...More..

Madagascar Measles Outbreak Reaches 3,239 Cases
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Madagascar Measles Outbreak Reaches 3,239 Cases

In the United States this year, Kansas City, Mo., reported two measles clusters, and parts of New Jersey and NY are now experiencing measles outbreaks linked to people infected during overseas travel. The s...More..

United States life expectancy drops due to drug overdoses
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

United States life expectancy drops due to drug overdoses

Life expectancy fell for the first time in decades in 2015. Men could expect to live 76.1 years, women 81.1. The rate increased to 39 per 100,000 among 35- to 44-year-olds. The rate in drug overdoses has s...More..

Congo's Ebola outbreak now second-largest in history, World Health Organization says
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Congo's Ebola outbreak now second-largest in history, World Health Organization says

Experts say that armed conflict in the area has hampered efforts to curb the outbreak . According to figures from the Congolese Ministry of Health, 47 of the 426 cases are "probable" however not confirmed, ...More..

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

A British politician has been given a standing ovation in the House of Commons after revealing he has been HIV positive for 10 years. We now know of cases of young men who have tried to gain access to PrEP, w...More..

China Orders Halt to Research in Gene Editing
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

China Orders Halt to Research in Gene Editing

Musunuru explains that even if gene editing worked perfectly people without normal CCR5 genes faces higher risks of getting other viruses such as West Nile and dying from the flu. Why is his work controversial?...More..

Death rate for those 85+ increases 'significantly,' CDC says
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

Death rate for those 85+ increases 'significantly,' CDC says

Last year's suicide rate was the highest the CDC has seen in the last 50 years. " Life expectancy gives us a snapshot of the nation's overall health and these sobering statistics are a wakeup call that we ...More..

United Nations study: climate change threatens the health
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

United Nations study: climate change threatens the health

Heatwaves linked to climate change pose an increasing danger that threatens to overwhelm health services around the world, a hard-hitting report has said. "Areas from Northern England and California, to Austral...More..

First confirmed case of AFM reported to DHHS
by | Saturday, December 01, 2018

First confirmed case of AFM reported to DHHS

Today, conservative estimates are that more than 430 cases have been confirmed since the first diagnosis. The good news is that the CDC just announced they are creating a task force to research AFM and track ...More..

Is it now safe to eat romaine lettuce? Not yet
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Is it now safe to eat romaine lettuce? Not yet

Following a unsafe outbreak of E. coli traced to romaine lettuce that sickened 32 people across 11 states, major leafy-greens producers agreed to label their packed romaine by region or state and by harve...More..

by | Friday, November 30, 2018

U.S. life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

For additional context, In 1999 the death rate for drug overdoses among men was around 8 in every 100,000 individuals. " Life expectancy gives us a snapshot of the Nation's overall health and these sober...More..

Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US
by | Friday, November 30, 2018

Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

Yet a second CDC report revealed that the rate of drug overdoses jumped 9.6 percent between 2016 and 2017, totaling 70,237 deaths previous year. The estimate of how long a person born in 2017 can expect to...More..

Ending the HIV epidemic: Where does Europe stand?
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Ending the HIV epidemic: Where does Europe stand?

More than 130,000 of those detection were in Europe's eastern region. According to World Health Organization , 36.9 million people were living with HIV globally in 2017. "This means investing wisely in prevent...More..

US life expectancy drops again, overdoses climb
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

US life expectancy drops again, overdoses climb

The age groups particularly affected in 2017 spanned the 25-34 range, as well as 35-44 and 54-54. In this October 22, 2018 file photo, a fentanyl user holds a needle near Kensington and Cambria in Philadelphi...More..

Here's How Long It Takes to Retrieve a Swallowed Lego
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Here's How Long It Takes to Retrieve a Swallowed Lego

It took an average of 1.71 days for the Lego head to exit the body, with a varied FART score between 1.14 and 3.04 days. "We all looked, and unfortunately for one of our lucky participants it never came out...More..

Founder of CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology Calls Experiment
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Founder of CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology Calls Experiment "Irresponsible"

With some hesitation, He told the crowd at the second International Summit on Human Gene Editing in Hong Kong that more babies modified by the revolutionary gene-editing tool CRISPR could be on the way. "I ...More..

Police 'swamped by calls about mental health', claims report
by | Thursday, November 29, 2018

Police 'swamped by calls about mental health', claims report

According to the inspectorate's analysis, police in 22 forces took 318,000 calls relating to mental health in two years, which equates to one every two minutes if scaled up to all forces. A former Metropolit...More..

China orders probe into first 'gene-edited babies'
by | Wednesday, November 28, 2018

China orders probe into first 'gene-edited babies'

The National Health Commission has ordered local officials in Guangdong province to investigate He's actions, and his employer, Southern University of Science and Technology, is investigating as well. Julian Sa...More..

Romaine is cleared for sale - if it's not from parts of California
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Romaine is cleared for sale - if it's not from parts of California

The agency said that 43 people had become sick in 12 states, and an additional 22 people in Canada also became ill. "At this time, the FDA has no information to suggest any of these growing areas are involv...More..

CDC Warns Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid Another E. coli Outbreak
by | Saturday, November 24, 2018

CDC Warns Not to Eat Romaine Lettuce Amid Another E. coli Outbreak

Health officials in Canada said they had also identified 18 people stricken with the same strain of food poisoning in two provinces, Ontario and Quebec. Evidence points toward romaine lettuce as the likely s...More..

Million Diabetic Indians & a Shortage of Insulin by 2030
by | Friday, November 23, 2018

Million Diabetic Indians & a Shortage of Insulin by 2030

As per a new research around 40 million people who will require insulin to supervise their Type 2 diabetes in 12 years' time will not obtain until approach to the drug is remarkably enhanced. "Despite the UN's...More..

New Treatment Could Be Breakthrough Against Peanut Allergy
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

New Treatment Could Be Breakthrough Against Peanut Allergy

Epinephrine, used as a lifesaver for the anaphylaxis (severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reactions) in food allergic patients in case of accidental exposure. The children were split into groups ...More..

U.S. issues health alert on romaine lettuce
by | Thursday, November 22, 2018

U.S. issues health alert on romaine lettuce

Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections. Most symptoms end within five to ten days. The AVA said on Wednesday that no specific brand of lettuce o...More..