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Medicine Kale Is Now One Of The Most Pesticide-Contaminated Vegetables
Author: 0 Kale Is Now One Of The Most Pesticide-Contaminated Vegetables

Other fruit that was listed as having higher levels of pesticide residue include nectarines, apples, grapes and peaches, ranked fourth to seventh, respectively. DCPA was the most commonly-found pesticide in US produce. "That's largely because residues are so low, if present at all", she said. What produce has low amounts of pesticides? How do pesticides impact health? The findings make the case for choosing organically grown fruits and vegetables, since research has shown that ...

Medicine Potent Weed Linked to Psychosis
Author: 0 Potent Weed Linked to Psychosis

Secondly, they compared 901 patients with first episode of psychosis with 1,237 healthy matched controls to understand the risk factors associated with psychosis . The new study "raises real concerns about the dangers posed by high-potency marijuana", said Emily Feinstein, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Center on Addiction.

Medicine Sage Wins FDA Approval for 'Game-Changing' Postpartum Depression Treatment
Author: 0 Sage Wins FDA Approval for 'Game-Changing' Postpartum Depression Treatment

But some other mothers experience stronger, more severe emotions that are considered postpartum depression . Zulresso is the first product specifically indicated for postpartum depression PPD, which can start during pregnancy or any time up to a year after the baby's birth, and affects an estimated 400,000 women in the U.S.

Medicine Frequent drinkers of sugary beverages more likely to die early
Author: 0 Frequent drinkers of sugary beverages more likely to die early

Earlier studies also showed links between SSB intake and a higher risk of type 2 diabetes , weight gain, and heart stroke . The risk of death rose with increase in consumption of more sugar-sweetened drinks . It has been noted from the study that SSBs that are consumed by people at high rates will increase the risk of premature death significantly. William Dermody Jr., a spokesman for the American Beverage Association, said in a statement that "Soft drinks, like all the beverages made ...

Medicine Oh look, the Apple Watch might actually be good for something
Author: 0 Oh look, the Apple Watch might actually be good for something

Since atrial fibrillation is an intermittent condition, it's not surprising for it to go undetected in subsequent ECG patch monitoring. The condition often remains hidden because many people do not experience symptoms. As wearables evolve, they may feature glucose monitoring for people with diabetes and detect ultraviolet light exposure. The data resulted from a large-scale study funded by the technology giant which meant to measure the potential for consumer tech products to support health ...

Medicine Woman nearly dies after injecting fruit smoothie into her veins
Author: 0 Woman nearly dies after injecting fruit smoothie into her veins

However, Zeng's temperature began rising and she began feeling itchy. The 51-year-old woman, surnamed Zeng, loves folk remedies and came up with the idea of injecting juice into her body. She was given antibiotics and recovered after five days. "I had thought fresh fruits were very nutritious and it would not do me harm by injecting them into my body", the woman said, according to Asia One .

Medicine Drinking hot tea linked with elevated risk of esophageal cancer
Author: 0 Drinking hot tea linked with elevated risk of esophageal cancer

According to USA Today , the study's lead author Farhad Islami says that chronic thermal injury from being exposed to searing temperature could cause inflammation that can lead to cancer, or affect the oesophageal lining so deeply that it makes it easier for carcinogens ingested via food or drink to penetrate it .

Medicine Study links daily use of high-strength cannabis to psychosis
Author: 0 Study links daily use of high-strength cannabis to psychosis

In the new study , the researchers found that about 30 percent of patients with psychosis reported daily marijuana use , compared with just 7 percent of controls (people without psychosis); and 37 percent of patients reported high-potency marijuana use, compared with 19 percent of controls.

Medicine The Heart Is Not Sweet On Bitter Consequences Of Sugary Drinks
Author: 0 The Heart Is Not Sweet On Bitter Consequences Of Sugary Drinks

They found that carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks, and sports drinks are the single largest source of added sugar in the USA diet . The study is the latest finding to suggest that sugary drinks can lead to weight gain and potentially serious diseases, including some cancers. There was a particularly strong link between drinking sugary beverages and increased risk of early death from cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Medicine Docs Back Off Aspirin to Prevent 1st Heart Attack
Author: 0 Docs Back Off Aspirin to Prevent 1st Heart Attack

For people who've had a heart attack, stroke , open heart surgery or stents placed to open clogged arteries, aspirin can be lifesaving. Taking low-dose Aspirin daily was found to increase risk of gastrointestinal bleeding and was proven to be harmful in the case of hemorrhagic stroke - 15 per cent of all strokes, caused by a brain aneurysm burst or a weakened blood vessel leak - according to an analysis of some 13 studies, involving more than 160,000 people.

Medicine 1.9 million persons live with HIV in Nigeria ― NAIIS
Author: 0 1.9 million persons live with HIV in Nigeria ― NAIIS

According to him, this is an improvement to what was obtained in 2014, when the country was estimated to have 3.1 million people living with the virus in the country. He said NAIIS also showed that the country was able to effectively provide antiretroviral treatment. We must ensure pregnant women have access to antenatal services and are tested during every pregnancy.

Medicine Eggs are bad again? New study raises cholesterol questions
Author: 0 Eggs are bad again? New study raises cholesterol questions

However, compared with previously published analyses, the new report "is far more comprehensive, with enough data to make a strong statement that eggs and overall dietary cholesterol intake remain important in affecting the risk of [cardiovascular disease], and more so the risk of all-cause mortality", he wrote.

Medicine Senior Republican, eyeing Trump budget, worries about US debt
Author: 0 Senior Republican, eyeing Trump budget, worries about US debt

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, pointed to the budget's call for cuts to scientific research as risky to the nation's reputation as a leader in scientific research and innovation. But some of the Medicare cuts have received bipartisan support in the past, including halting hospitals from bumping up their Medicare payments by acquiring doctors' practices (a method CMS has tried to crack down in the past with its site-neutral payment proposals ) and lowering spend on prescription drugs.

Medicine Italy bans unvaccinated kids from school
Author: 0 Italy bans unvaccinated kids from school

Italian health officials have taken a step towards stopping the wave of anti-vaccination campaigns. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) study after a major measles outbreak in the country in 2017 found that almost 89 percent of cases were reported among unvaccinated people.

Medicine Eye test for Alzheimer’s ‘could be game-changer’
Author: 0 Eye test for Alzheimer’s ‘could be game-changer’

For their study , researchers used OCTA to compare the retinas of 39 Alzheimer's patients with 37 people with mild cognitive impairment, and 133 cognitively healthy people. In an online publication obtained on Monday, Goudey explained that Alzheimer has been diagnosed to be the cause of dementia - a decline in thinking and person's pattern of behaviour.

Medicine Canterbury health authorities 'intensify' battle against measles as cases expected to rise
Author: 0 Canterbury health authorities 'intensify' battle against measles as cases expected to rise

Measles cases are on the rise globally, including in wealthy nations such as the United States and Germany, where some parents shun life-saving vaccines due to false theories suggesting links between childhood immunizations and autism. The World Health Organization recently warned that anti-vaccination organizations are one of ten major global health threats this year. In addition, there is a one to two month lag time in reporting.

Medicine California patient family infuriated over learning father's death via robot video
Author: 0 California patient family infuriated over learning father's death via robot video

He passed away the following day. Ms Spangler said she wanted the media to get involved in the situation after Kaiser Permanente said it would "take note" of the family's complaints. She said that after the visit, he gave her instructions on who should get what and made her promise to look after her grandmother. "The evening video tele-visit was a follow-up to earlier physician visits", Gaskill-Hames said in a written response.

Medicine J&J Releases First Modern Anti-Depressant in Decades; Gets FDA’s Approval
Author: 0 J&J Releases First Modern Anti-Depressant in Decades; Gets FDA’s Approval

Some 16 million people in the USA have major depression, and one-third of them have not responded well to available treatments and may therefore be considered to have treatment-resistant depression. Shares of Johnson & Johnson were up slightly following the FDA's approval , inching up 0.18 percent over the two-day trading period to close at US$139.09 on Wednesday (March 6).

Medicine Facebook takes down fake accounts; to tackle anti-vaccine info
Author: 0 Facebook takes down fake accounts; to tackle anti-vaccine info

Leading global health organizations such as the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have publicly identified verifiable vaccine hoaxes. The letter mentioned that above 100,000 children in every round were missed during polio vaccination because of false propaganda regarding the vaccine.

Medicine Interior Health confirms measles case in 100 Mile House
Author: 0 Interior Health confirms measles case in 100 Mile House

Friday, March 1, 2019 - Spruce Hills Resort, 108 Mile Ranch, 7-11 p.m. New Zealand's ministry of health said in a statement in late February that since 2012 all cases of measles in New Zealand came from travelers bringing the disease from overseas.

Author: 0 'Captain Marvel' rockets to a record-breaking $153M debut

The 21st installment of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe propelled total domestic moviegoing to $210 million - almost $70 million above the same frame previous year. "Thankfully " Captain Marvel's " superpowers extend to the box office realm and as expected provided a much-needed box office boost that the 2019 box office has been waiting for with a positively out of this world debut", he said.

Medicine A third person may have been ‘cured’ of HIV
Author: 0 A third person may have been ‘cured’ of HIV

The key is finding a bone marrow donor with mutated CCR5 proteins, which prevent HIV from entering cells in the immune system, effectively "curing" HIV. Getting shots at a clinic can lend more privacy to patients anxious about the stigma of filling an HIV prescription at a pharmacy, said Dr. Susan Swindells of the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, who presented results Thursday at an HIV conference in Seattle.

Medicine Finland's govt resigns after healthcare reform fails
Author: 0 Finland's govt resigns after healthcare reform fails

Earlier on Friday, Finland's broadcaster Yle announced that the government dropped its plans for major healthcare and social services reform, citing anonymous sources. "I take responsibility for the failure". President Sauli Niinisto has asked Sipila to remain in office as a caretaker Prime minister until an April 14 parliamentary election.

Medicine Facebook, Instagram to remove vaccine misinformation content | newkerala.com #110556
Author: 0 Facebook, Instagram to remove vaccine misinformation content | newkerala.com #110556

Exploring ways to share educational information about vaccines when people come across misinformation. Additionally, ads that contain false facts about vaccines will be rejected and removed. One group of scientists recently published a study that found the majority of the most-viewed health stories on Facebook in 2018 were downright fake or contained significant amounts of misleading information.

Medicine Response to Ebola in Congo hampered by violence, says group
Author: 0 Response to Ebola in Congo hampered by violence, says group

The medical aid group has temporarily suspended its operations at two of its centres in Congo after arsonists set fire to them. Tackling Ebola in DR Congo was always going to be a huge challenge - decades of conflict mean health services are weak or non-existent, different communities fear one another, and they fear the security services.

Medicine FDA Approves Fast-Acting Nasal Inhaler Depression Drug
Author: 0 FDA Approves Fast-Acting Nasal Inhaler Depression Drug

Johnson & Johnson got some good news for a change as its antidepressant drug, called esketamine and branded Spravato, was fast-tracked through the FDA approval process and is now the first antidepressant to get approval since Prozac 30 years ago.

Medicine Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant
Author: 0 Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

The UK researchers say it may be possible to use gene therapy to target the CCR5 receptor in people with HIV, now they know the Berlin patient's recovery was not a one-off. Brown received two bone-marrow transplants from a donor with a mutation in a protein called CCR5. The man received a stem cell transplant involving virus-resistant cells, which put his HIV in remission.

Medicine Ohio Teen Who Defied Mother By Getting Vaccinated Testifies Before Congress
Author: 0 Ohio Teen Who Defied Mother By Getting Vaccinated Testifies Before Congress

Lindenberger, a high school senior, told Senate lawmakers that he grew up understanding his mother's beliefs, but that "seeds of doubt were planted and questions arose because of the backlash my mother would receive". Social media companies face increasing scrutiny for amplifying fringe anti-vaccine sentiment amid measles outbreaks in several states like Washington.

Medicine FDA Chief to Resign Next Month After Successful Tenure
Author: 0 FDA Chief to Resign Next Month After Successful Tenure

In April, Gottlieb told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta that opioids are the biggest crisis facing the FDA. "While Gottlieb had some policy disagreements with the White House, he is well respected, and could even be invited back to another post, two officials said".

Medicine Ariana Grande Collaborates With Starbucks For A New Drink Special
Author: 0 Ariana Grande Collaborates With Starbucks For A New Drink Special

Grande's fans were excited to learn that she was teaming up with Starbucks, if for no other reason than that they had another opportunity to support her. "The original Spanish beverage combines cinnamon and lemon zest, with a frothy texture which inspired us to reinvent the beverage as a macchiato", said Erin Marinan, from Starbucks research and development team.

Medicine HIV remission achieved in second patient
Author: 0 HIV remission achieved in second patient

According to doctors, the unnamed person received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor and antiretroviral drugs about 19 months ago. Gupta described his patient as "functionally cured" and "in remission", but cautioned: "It's too early to say he's cured".

Medicine HIV remission achieved in second patient University College London
Author: 0 HIV remission achieved in second patient University College London

The London patient has successfully stayed in remission for 18 months while no longer taking antiretroviral drugs , the longest of any known HIV-positive patient since the Berlin patient. The man has chosen to remain anonymous, with scientists referring to him as "the London patient". Regular testing has confirmed that the patient's viral load remained undetectable since then.