Study Finds Correlation Between Good Health, Economic Prospects
A study by U.S. economic experts and a major health insurance company says a healthy population is a key ingredient in a healthy and growing economy.
Blue Cross and Moody's Analytics used data from millions of insurance customers to draw a statistical relationship between health and prosperity in the United States.
In counties throughout the 50 states where the population had top health scores, per capita incomes were nearly $4,000 a year higher than in counties where people had... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:15:07 -0400
Meningitis Outbreak Kills 269 in Nigeria
Meningitis has killed 269 people in Nigeria in recent weeks, the country's Center for Disease Control said, as Africa's most populous country and aid organizations try to tackle the surge in infections.
As of Monday, 1,828 suspected cases of meningitis had been reported, with deaths recorded in 15 of the country's 36 states, the center said late Tuesday on Twitter.
The center said on its website that 33 people died of meningitis in 2016.
More than 2,000 people died from... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:58:25 -0400
Dirty Air From Global Trade Kills at Home, Abroad, Study Contends
A study that measures the human toll of air pollution from global manufacturing and trade demonstrates how buying goods made far away can lead to premature deaths both there and close to home.
Each year, more than 750,000 people die prematurely from dirty air generated by making goods in one location that will be sold elsewhere. That's about one-fifth of the 3.45 million premature deaths from air pollution. The study says 12 percent of that total number of deaths, or about 411,000... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:42:39 -0400
Study: Thinning Arctic Sea Ice Lets in Light, Prompts Algae Bloom
Climate change is stirring life in the Arctic Ocean as thinning sea ice lets in more sunlight, allowing microscopic algae to bloom in the inhospitable region around the North Pole, scientists said Wednesday.
The micro-algae may now be able to grow under the ice across almost 30 percent of the Arctic Ocean at the peak of the brief summer in July, up from about five percent 30 years ago, they wrote. Blooms may become even more widespread.
"Recent climate change may have markedly... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:09:36 -0400
Trump Environment Orders Scorned by Climate Activists and Skeptics
President Donald Trump's move to unravel Obama-era environmental regulations, launched with great fanfare Tuesday, is attracting scorn from both ends of the political spectrum.
Concerted pushback from Democratic lawmakers and activists on the left, along with nagging doubts from conservatives skeptical of Trump's commitment to the cause, suggest that making good on one of his main campaign promises could turn into an exercise in futility.
“I am taking historic... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:35:37 -0400
Tackling Global Health Care: Tips for Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Imagine a vaccine vial with a temperature-sensitive label that changes colors when exposed to excessive heat.
That's the sort of technology that can make a huge difference for doctors working in challenging conditions, allowing them to determine at-a-glance whether heat-sensitive vaccines are viable.
The vaccine vial monitor is one of the projects at the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), an international nonprofit based in Seattle with more than 22 offices around... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:30:14 -0400
FDA Approves 1st Drug for Aggressive Multiple Sclerosis
U.S. regulators have approved the first drug for an aggressive kind of multiple sclerosis that steadily reduces coordination and the ability to walk.
The Food and Drug Administration approved Ocrevus late Tuesday after a large study found it slowed progression of the neurological disease and reduced symptoms.
While there are more than a dozen treatments for the most common form of MS, there's been nothing specifically for people with the type called primary progressive MS. That... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:43:28 -0400
Trump Administration Creates Commission to Tackle Opioid Crisis
President Donald Trump hosted a listening session Wednesday at the White House with administration officials, the first step in his pledge to try and stem America’s worsening opioid addiction crisis.
Trump called the increasing number of Americans addicted to opioids “a total epidemic,” and he vowed to stop the spread of drugs across the nation.
“Drug cartels have spread their deadly industry across our nation, and the availability of cheap narcotics, some of it comes in cheaper than... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:15:44 -0400
Egypt's Famed Pyramids Get New Lab to Restore Pharaonic Boat
Egypt's famed pyramids at Giza have a newcomer in their midst: the largest on-site antiquities laboratory meant to restore the location's second pharaonic boat.
The vessel is believed to be the ceremonial boat of Pharaoh Cheops, known for building the largest of Egypt's pyramids. The project, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Higashi Nippon International University, is set to complete the initial phase of repairs of the 4,500-year-old vessel by... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:02:04 -0400
Tetris Shows Promise in Helping PTSD Victims
A video game from the 1980s could help those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Swedish researchers at the Karolinska Institutet say Tetris, a simple game of stacking variously shaped blocks, can "prevent the unpleasant, intrusive memories that develop in some people after suffering a traumatic event."
Researchers found that survivors of deadly car crashes show fewer PTSD symptoms if they play a game of Tetris in the hospital within six hours of the... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:36:00 -0400
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Tattoo Artists Risk Serious Pain in the Neck
Title: Tattoo Artists Risk Serious Pain in the Neck Category: Health News Created: 3/21/2017 12:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT
Betaine supplement increases sprint muscle power
A study of the effects of betaine – TMG, or trimethylglycine – on muscular power during cycling found that ingesting 2.5 grams of the dietary supplement betaine for 7 days before a series of cycling sprint tests increased several measures of performance power by about 5.5 percent compared to baseline and 3.5 percent compared to […] Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:59:56 +0000
New Olympian-designed bone health supplements
Aging adults concerned about bone health, bone strength and integrity, and osteoporosis risk might be interested in a new, carefully formulated line of dietary supplements available at OsteoNaturals.com. What is unique about this set of bone health supplements is the quality of their ingredient formulation, which was personally designed (after extensive research) by an experienced […] Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:13:45 +0000
The Nrf2 knockout scare – can dietary antioxidants hurt you?
A recent UCLA study on the actions of a cellular antioxidant regulator, Nrf2, found that it had some connection to the formation of atherosclerotic plaque, and that reducing Nrf2 decreased atherosclerosis. But should these study findings scare you away from eating Nrf2-promoting dietary antioxidants found in broccoli, blueberries, and dark chocolate, or from taking the […] Tue, 11 Jan 2011 15:21:39 +0000
Listeria: A group of bacteria capable of causing illness including potentially fatal infections in the elderly, newborns, pregnant women, and persons with a weakened immune system. Listeria monocytogenes is the form of
Listeria most commonly responsible for infections.
Symptoms of listeriosis include fever, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea. If infection spreads to the nervous system, symptoms such as headache, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, or convulsions can occur. Infection during pregnancy may appear mild but can lead to stillbirth, premature delivery and infection of the newborn.
Listeria contamination has been responsible for numerous recalls of food.
Listeria infection may be spread through different methods including direct contact with infected lesions,
food-borne transmission, and passage from mother to fetus in pregnancy or to the infant during birth.
Persons at risk can prevent the infection by avoiding certain high-risk foods and by handling food properly. You should thoroughly cook raw food from animal sources (such as beef, pork, or poultry), keep uncooked meats separate from vegetables, cooked foods and ready-to-eat foods, wash raw vegetables thoroughly before eating them, and avoid raw (unpasteurized) milk or foods made from raw milk.
Listeria are named after the English surgeon and apostle of antisepsis, Joseph Lister (1827-1912). Disease caused by
Listeria bacteria is called listeriosis.
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The FDA has approved a new drug designed to treat moderate to severe cases of eczema that fail to respond to other options, such as topical applications. The price of the medication high, but help is available, offering hope for patients with moderate to severe eczema.
Eczema is a skin condition that has a major impact on a person's quality of life, depending on the severity.
Addiction can happen to anyone. It is not just people who use illicit drugs who become addicted and need treatment. Even people who only take prescription medication as directed by their doctor can become addicted to some medications.
The anti-anxiety drug Xanax is one of those medications.
For far too long the role of diet, the liver and the adrenals have been overlooked in type 2 diabetes as the cause for the disease as well as many of its symptoms, including hair loss. That changes now.
A study was done on 6,00,000 people in France who were apparently unaware of the fact that they
Every 1 pound spent on public health in UK saves average of 14 pound
Every £1.00 spent on public health returns an extra £14 on the original investment, on average—and in some cases, significantly more than that—concludes a systematic review of the available evidence, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:30:02 EDT
Nurse volunteer activities improve the health of their communities, workforce study says
More than 20,000 nurses currently serve as volunteers with the American Red Cross, supporting victims of natural and man-made disasters. Many tens-of-thousands more nurses are also informally promoting healthy behaviors in community-based settings where people live, work, learn, and play by volunteering and fostering a day-to-day culture of health in their communities. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 16:55:21 EDT
Every woman needs a gynecologist (bharat shinde)
If you are suffering badly from pain in pelvic area, irregular periods, pregnancy related health issues or pain during sex then you should book an appointment with a gynecologist. A gynecologist is a medical professional who focuses on female reproductive health. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:03:07 +0000
Top Service herbal products online (helloremedie)
Defined by ayurvedic and naturopathic specialists, and produced using institutionalized home grown concentrates to guarantee quality and power, our items are protected viable and characteristic piece of a sound way of life. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:03:06 +0000
The Story Of Online Massage Therapy School Has Just Gone Viral! (Mr Daniel Brown)
Indeed!Not many would have thought that the online courses of massage therapy would receive such warm reception among aspiring massage therapists. Nowadays, people having a desire of launching themselves in Spa industry can join in various massage therapy courses available both offline and online. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:03:05 +0000
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