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Medical Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060
Author: 0 Alzheimer's Cases to Nearly Triple by 2060

The number of people with Alzheimer's disease will almost triple over the next 40 years, unless something dramatic happens to change trends, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this week. According to the study, the highest number of cases have the non-Hispanic whites because of the size of the population, but the highest projected increase is faced by Hispanics.

Medical Flu shots available at health department
Author: 0 Flu shots available at health department

That may be just as well, since the annual survey, conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CVS Pharmacy [1], found that two-thirds of those surveyed get a flu vaccine every year or plan to get one this year, a 5 percent increase from last year.

Medical Bodies recovered of mental health patients almost 24 hours after drowning
Author: 0 Bodies recovered of mental health patients almost 24 hours after drowning

According to CNN affiliate WPDE, the women were being transported from a hospital in Loris and from the Waccamaw Center for Mental Health in Conway to McLeod Health Darlington, Fox said. That effort resumed Wednesday morning, and Thompson said a specialized crew was being flown in from Charleston to assist. Their names also yielded no records in the Horry County jail and court index systems.

Medical Think twice before starting to take daily aspirin
Author: 0 Think twice before starting to take daily aspirin

After about five years of treatment, the rate of heart disease was not significantly lower in the 9,525 volunteers taking 100mg of aspirin daily than in the 9,589 who took placebo tablets. Older adults should follow the advice from their own physicians about daily aspirin use, Hadley said. There are proven benefits of the drug for people after a heart attack or stroke.

Medical How to upgrade to the Apple Watch Series 4
Author: 0 How to upgrade to the Apple Watch Series 4

Apple iPhone x , iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6S have got a price slash in the country. Along with the new iPhones Apple also launched its latest Apple Watch Series 4 at an event in San Francisco.

Author: 0 Daily aspirin 'does not improve health', study finds

The results of the Aspirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly ( ASPREE) trial have been published in three papers in the New England Journal of Medicine . While evidence remains strong that baby aspirin therapy aids in preventing a second heart attack or stroke, the study explored whether a first heart attack can be prevented by the small amount of blood thinners in aspirin.

Medical Are Apple Watches for everyone?
Author: 0 Are Apple Watches for everyone?

It is available in gold, silver, or space grey for aluminum while space black and new gold are available for the stainless steel option. Apple announced a slew of new health features for its Apple Watch on Wednesday, including an FDA-cleared electrocardiogram sensor that is created to alert users to potential problems with their heart so they get to a doctor in time.

Medical Apple Event: 5 Big Things Announced, Including New iPhones
Author: 0 Apple Event: 5 Big Things Announced, Including New iPhones

The iPhone Xr , which was announced alongside the flagship new iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max , shares much of the tech of the more powerful devices, but comes installed with a different type of screen. It is positioning the new watch as a more comprehensive health device, able to take an electrocardiogram to detect an irregular heartbeat and start an emergency call automatically if it detects a user falling down, potentially appealing to older customers.

Author: 0 Diclofenac increases the risk of heart strokes

The new study , however, examined this common painkiller's negative impact on the circulatory system and found out that this drug is indeed increasing the risks of cardiovascular conditions, heart attack and stroke included, as reported by the leading author Morten Schmidt at Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark.

Medical Theranos is expected to shut down for good
Author: 0 Theranos is expected to shut down for good

However, the rise of Theranos quickly unravelled after a Wall Street Journal article questioned the validity of its technology. One month after the Feds launched their probe, Holmes voided the results of two years of the startup's blood tests.

Author: 0 Blood-testing company Theranos is set to dissolve

The company did not immediately respond to Ars' request for comment. Theranos, founded in 2003 when Ms Holmes was 19 , had claimed its Edison devices could test for conditions such as cancer and cholesterol with only a few drops of blood from a finger-prick, rather than taking full blood samples by needle from a vein.

Medical Canada: Legionnaires’ disease cluster investigated in Surrey
Author: 0 Canada: Legionnaires’ disease cluster investigated in Surrey

Patients can contract Legionnaires' disease, a serious type of pneumonia, when they breathe in small, airborne droplets of water that contain the bacteria, which can grow in a building's water system. "We are working hard to identify the exact source of these infections", New Hampshire Division of Public Health Services Director Lisa Morris said.

Medical Parents alerted to new safety recommendations for rear facing vehicle seats
Author: 0 Parents alerted to new safety recommendations for rear facing vehicle seats

He added that vehicle seat manufacturers nowadays offer seats built to keep kids rear-facing until they are 40 pounds or more, "which means most children can remain rear-facing past their second birthday". "Car crashes remain a leading cause of death for children". This is typically when they reach 4 feet 9 inches in height and are 8 to 12 years old. Heads up, parents: The American Academy of Pediatrics ( AAP ) has updated its pointers on how long formative years ought to serene conclude ...

Medical Sexually transmitted diseases increase for fourth straight year — CDC
Author: 0 Sexually transmitted diseases increase for fourth straight year — CDC

Experts say that young people ages 15-24 are responsible for more than half of all new STD cases. That surpasses the previous record set in 2016 by more than 200,000 cases. Most STDs go undiagnosed and untreated, the CDC said, which can cause infertility, stillbirth and an increased risk of HIV . That's up from 1 percent in 2013.

Medical McSally fends off challenges to win GOP Senate nomination in Arizona
Author: 0 McSally fends off challenges to win GOP Senate nomination in Arizona

Trump has waded into Florida's hotly contested Republican gubernatorial primary, endorsing conservative US Representative Ron DeSantis over Adam Putnam, the state agriculture commissioner and a former US congressman. In a year where Senate Democrats are playing defense, the Arizona seat offers a rare pickup opportunity that could help them maintain the status quo of a narrowly divided Senate or even tip them into the majority.

Medical Sanders congratulates Gillum after Florida primary win
Author: 0 Sanders congratulates Gillum after Florida primary win

He is now the Florida's first African-American major-party gubernatorial nominee and, if elected in November, would become the state's first black governor. DeSantis will be hoping to keep the GOP's gubernatorial streak in Florida alive heading into November. "I sincerely believe that what is going to deliver us to victory in November is the fact that there are everyday, hardworking people in the state who believe that they deserve a voice in our government too, and we're gonna give ...

Medical Jacksonville Sheriff Reveals Names of Madden Shooting Victims
Author: 0 Jacksonville Sheriff Reveals Names of Madden Shooting Victims

Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore say that as an adolescent he was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities and was prescribed antipsychotic and antidepressant medications. Va. "Their love of competition was evident through their participation in our events over the past few years". "I think personally I'm one of the better players", he said.

Medical Arizona sports teams, athletes react to death of Sen. John McCain
Author: 0 Arizona sports teams, athletes react to death of Sen. John McCain

His last Navy duty assignment was to serve as the naval liaison to the United States Senate. They moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where McCain would begin his political career and serve there for more than 30 years. He later returned the donations and admitted the appearance of it was wrong. Throughout his time in the Senate, McCain made campaign reform one of his signature efforts and fought to restore diplomatic relations with Vietnam in the 1990s.

Author: 0 Senator John McCain has died

In the end, John McCain simply wanted what was best for his country. In April, he underwent surgery for an infection related to diverticulitis, an intestinal condition. Despite his famous stubborn streak and occasional orneriness, McCain was widely admired on both sides of the aisle, and tributes poured in Friday after the family announced the treatment decision.

Medical John McCain, war hero and political maverick, dead at 81
Author: 0 John McCain, war hero and political maverick, dead at 81

One notable exception: Senator John McCain . They said he chose to stop his treatment "with his usual strength of will". Barack and Michelle Obama: " John McCain and I were members of different generations, came from completely different backgrounds, and competed at the highest level of politics".

Medical The facts behind coconut oil is 'pure poison' claim
Author: 0 The facts behind coconut oil is 'pure poison' claim

To add to the accusations, the professor stated that coconut oil could be worse than lard given the fact that it comes with an overwhelming ratio of the saturated fat . Live Science reports that AHA recommends keeping daily saturated fat intake at 5 to 6 percent, which translates to 13 grams in a 2,000-calorie diet.

Medical Former CDC director accused of groping woman in NY
Author: 0 Former CDC director accused of groping woman in NY

From 2002 to 2009, he served as New York City's health and mental hygiene commissioner, where he supported programs to ban smoking in public places and remove unhealthy trans fats from restaurant meals. In the '90s, he led a program to control tuberculosis in a NY, lowering incidences whereby people were resistant to multiple drugs. In 2003, NY banned smoking in nearly all workplaces, a precedent-setting move that inspired other cities to do the same.

Author: 0 Zero tolerance: No safe level of alcohol

People who live very long and happy lives will often claim that it was drinking a glass of red wine - or maybe even a glass of brandy in the morning - that has kept them going for so long. They were responsible for 27.1 per cent of alcohol-related deaths of women and 18.9 per cent of men. Overall, alcohol is linked to 2.8 million deaths each year worldwide, the study found.

Medical West Nile virus: Mosquitoes known for spreading deadly disease found in UK
Author: 0 West Nile virus: Mosquitoes known for spreading deadly disease found in UK

Philip Armstrong, Medical Entomologist at the CAES. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit noted the virus spreads via mosquito bites, but the risk of West Nile infection is low. Below is information from Interior Health on West Nile virus. Officials are urging horse owners to ensure their animal's vaccine and boosters are up to date.

Medical Spokane County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus
Author: 0 Spokane County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus

One year later, the virus spread to 100 of the state's 102 counties, infecting 884 people and killing 64. Though most people - 8 out of 10, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - infected do not have any symptoms , the virus can cause high fever and flu-like illness.

Medical Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor
Author: 0 Coconut oil is 'pure poison,' says Harvard professor

The American Heart Association recommends the average person only consume around 11 grams of saturated fat per day, or about 5 percent of your total daily calories. "Coconut oil is about 86% saturated fat , about one-third more saturated fat than butter", said Victoria Taylor, a senior dietician at the British Heart Foundation.

Medical Don't vacuum while wildfire smoke is in the air
Author: 0 Don't vacuum while wildfire smoke is in the air

Massive clouds of choking smoke from the wildfires has prompted air quality advisories for much of Western Canada and also forced the cancellations of two triathlons in B.C.'s Okanagan region on Sunday . For more info on the smoke and how it affects your health, visit the Washington state Smoke Blog . Air quality is expected to worsen throughout the day.

Medical The new Google Fit has you earning Move Minutes and Heart Points
Author: 0 The new Google Fit has you earning Move Minutes and Heart Points

Google Fit also integrates with your favorite apps such as Strava, Runkeeper, Endomondo, and MyFitnessPal to give you credit for every Move Minute and Heart Point you earn. "The AHA has had the scientific guidelines since 2008 and people don't understand them, doctors don't adopt them", said Patrick Wayte, senior VP at the Center for Health Technology & Innovation at the American Heart Association.

Medical E-cigarettes: Important stop smoking aid or public health risk?
Author: 0 E-cigarettes: Important stop smoking aid or public health risk?

MPs said there should be an urgent review to make it easier for e-cigarettes to be made available on prescription, as well as a wider debate over rules on their use in public spaces and how they are allowed to be advertised. The report claimed that widespread concerns that e-cigarettes acted as a gateway to conventional smoking, particularly for the young, had "not materialised".

Medical Reduce risk of early death by eating carbohydrates in moderation
Author: 0 Reduce risk of early death by eating carbohydrates in moderation

First there was high carb , then there was low carb and now there's ... medium carb? Eating a diet rich in protein and fats from meat is associated with an increased risk of early death, compared to people who consume a moderate amount of carbohydrates mixed with protein from plant-based products, according to research published Thursday.

Medical Man charged in connection with synthetic marijuana overdoses
Author: 0 Man charged in connection with synthetic marijuana overdoses

One of the other men arrested, Felix Melendez, 37, was charged with drug crimes during the investigation, but Campbell said it hadn't been determined whether he was connected to the overdoses. The incident comes in the wake of a new report that found a record 72,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2017. The state Department of Public Health and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services have been assisting New Haven officials throughout the day.

Medical Hold Your Noses! The World's Most Ancient Cheese Found in Egyptian Tomb
Author: 0 Hold Your Noses! The World's Most Ancient Cheese Found in Egyptian Tomb

Researchers found that a unusual mass they found near a grave in the great ancient city of Alexandria appears to be the world's oldest solid cheese . In ancient Egypt , milk had to be consumed shortly after milking or else it would spoil without refrigeration, so it was often turned into cheese and other fermented products like yogurt.