• Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation for 2017 overdose deaths — CDC
Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation for 2017 overdose deaths — CDC

Redfield said in a statement Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that there are 70,000 more deaths in 2017 than the previous year, with 2.8 million deaths total. began dropping in 2015. Between 2016 and 2017, suicide rates increased by 3.7 percent. "The use of prescription medications is exploding and we also k...

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  • Climate change threatens the health — United Nations study
Climate change threatens the health — United Nations study

The increased risk and severity of devastating heavy rainfall, flooding, droughts and wildfires is starting to affect peoples' access to food, with the world's poorest being hardest hit. "I think this is an area we need to focus on", one of the report's co-authors Associate Professor Paul Beggs, from Macquarie University, told AAP. A recent repor...

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  • Polio-like disease has Gillibrand concerned
Polio-like disease has Gillibrand concerned

A total of 440 cases were confirmed in the United States from August 2014 to October 2018. "Parents are extremely anxious about what this disease means for their children, but doctors still don't know what causes AFM or how it spreads", said Senator Gillibrand.

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  • Scientists show it's safe to swallow Lego
Scientists show it's safe to swallow Lego

The Found and Retrieved Time (FART) which basically involves searching through a person's poop until you find the Lego that had been ingested. It's all about the acronyms. "I passed it on the first stool afterwards and was very relieved", she said. "If an experienced clinician with a PhD is unable to adequately find objects in their own stool, ...

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  • The US mortality crisis: CDC reports extraordinary drop in life expectancy
The US mortality crisis: CDC reports extraordinary drop in life expectancy

According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the 10 leading causes of death in 2017 remain unchanged from the previous year: heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries , chronic lower respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer's disease , diabetes , influenza and pneumonia , kidney disease and suicide.

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  • It's OK to eat some romaine, look for labels
It's OK to eat some romaine, look for labels

This tells us that the same strain of E. coli is causing illness in Canada and the United States as was seen in 2017 and it suggests there may be a reoccurring source of contamination. coli bacteria originated. At least 22 people in Ontario, Quebec, and New Brunswick have been sickened in the outbreak. As per the statement, which was recentl...

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  • Alarm raised as HIV rates on rise
Alarm raised as HIV rates on rise

The estimate in the East 51.1 new cases detected per 100,000 people was inordinately excessive than in the West, which possessed a rate of 6.4 new cases per 100,000 people. Dara said there were multiple factors behind the HIV rate in Eastern Europe, with the most important one being a lack of prevention. But methadone, which research has shown he...

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  • Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US
Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

The death rate of those between the ages of 25 and 44 rose significantly between 2016 and 2017. Broken down by gender, life expectancy remained the same for women at 81.1 years and ticked downward for men from 76.2 years to 76.1 years, the CDC reports .

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  • A second CRISPR pregnancy is already under way, claims rogue Chinese scientist
A second CRISPR pregnancy is already under way, claims rogue Chinese scientist

He's scientific talk chronicled the development of this line of research, from early mouse experiments to primates and eventually a human clinical trial . He did not name those people. The procedure could give the babies the ability to resist future infections, the researcher said. He talked about visiting villages in China where 30 percent of chi...

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  • FDA gives OK to eat some romaine lettuce
FDA gives OK to eat some romaine lettuce

The leafy greens industry also launched a task force after the deadly Yuma outbreak past year, an effort that resulted in some significant changes to growing practices, including a greater distance required between greens growing fields and animal livestock operations.

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  • Proud China Scientist Says Another Baby-Gene Editing Volunteer Pregnant
Proud China Scientist Says Another Baby-Gene Editing Volunteer Pregnant

Heritable human genome editing poses a significant existential threat because changes may persist throughout the human population for generations, with unknown risks. She added that the global scientific community "encouraged an open and transparent approach to any clinical use of human embryo editing", which would have ensured that long-term impac...

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  • 40 million with diabetes could be without insulin by 2030
40 million with diabetes could be without insulin by 2030

The vast majority have Type 2 diabetes , the kind linked to obesity and lack of exercise, and cases are spreading particularly rapidly in the developing world as people adopt more Western, urban lifestyles. "Despite the UN's commitment to treat non-communicable diseases and ensure universal access to drugs for diabetes, across much of the world ...

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  • New drug promises protection for people with peanut allergies
New drug promises protection for people with peanut allergies

Sophie Pratt, 44, from north London, enrolled her six-year-old daughter Emily onto the study. He brought his own cupcake to school birthday parties, learned to read food labels and turned 15 without ever tasting a Kit Kat, Twix or Three Musketeers bar, all of which may contain traces of peanut because they are made in facilities that process the nu...

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  • Coli outbreak steps lag US because of caseloads
Coli outbreak steps lag US because of caseloads

Authorities in the U.S. are trying to control a series of outbreaks. If you have questions about cases in a particular state, please call that state's health department. However, he said, when it's a consumer advisory that warns people not to eat lettuce, it's much less clear for retailers about what they should do.

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  • Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce — CDC Outbreak Alert
Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce — CDC Outbreak Alert

The warning includes all types of romaine lettuce and any salad mix that contains romaine lettuce. No brand names have been identified and no recall was ordered. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce. Report your illness to the health department. This investigation is ongoing, and CDC will provide more information as it becomes available...

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  • Study finds decreased social media use improves mood and wellbeing
Study finds decreased social media use improves mood and wellbeing

The researchers only identified two other experimental studies, both of which only addressed Facebook use. According to those who conducted the research, users could have used social media more than the allotted time on their desktops- times which would not have been accounted for in the study.

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  • WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics
WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

The WHO has repeatedly warned the world is running out of effective antibiotics, and past year urged governments and big pharma to create a new generation of drugs to fight ultra-resistant supergerms. Widespread use of antibiotics for these illnesses is an example of how overuse of antibiotics can promote the spread of antibiotic resistance. ...

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  • Women who wake up early
Women who wake up early "at lower risk of developing breast cancer"

Those who took part in the study included more than 180,000 women in the UK Biobank project , which holds medical research data on 500,000 people. "What we would like to look at next is the interplay between our innate preference, to being a morning person or an evening person, and our actual behavior", lead researcher Dr.

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  • In Congo, Ebola outbreak and war spread fear to neighboring nations
In Congo, Ebola outbreak and war spread fear to neighboring nations

A World Health Organization assessment of the situation in DRC released on 22 October, warned of the potential for the virus to spread into Rwanda, South Sudan and Burundi, as well as Uganda, and called on these countries to step up readiness efforts.

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  • FDA approves new, powerful drug amidst opioid crisis
FDA approves new, powerful drug amidst opioid crisis

The study demonstrated that patients receiving the drug experienced significantly greater pain reduction versus placebo over the first 12 hours post-treatment. Alan says the concern around the drug is "valid given the potential for abuse". A 2016 survey conducted by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that ...

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