• Researchers Swallow Lego To Calm Parents That It Will Eventually Be Eliminated
Researchers Swallow Lego To Calm Parents That It Will Eventually Be Eliminated

The results were published in the December issue of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health , with the hope of reassuring parents who worry about their kids eating these small toys. A higher SHAT score meant that the participant had more frequent and looser bowel movements, which could affect how fast the Lego head was you-know-what out of the...

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  • Life expectancy in the U.S. continues to fall
Life expectancy in the U.S. continues to fall

The death rate of those between the ages of 25 and 44 rose significantly between 2016 and 2017. In most developed nations, life expectancy has marched steadily upward for decades. All together, the US death rate rose by 0.4% from 2016 to 2017, going from 728.8 deaths per 100,000 people to 731.9. The rate increased by an average of 10 percent per ye...

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  • Europe's highest rates of newly diagnosed HIV infections recorded in Russian Federation
Europe's highest rates of newly diagnosed HIV infections recorded in Russian Federation

The increase in HIV cases across Eastern Europe is mostly attributed to the insufficiency of preventive measures, Masoud Dara of WHO Europe revealed. While unprotected male homosexual sexual intercourses remain the main cause of transmission in European Union and European Economic Area, intravenous drug use and heterosexual sex was the main mod...

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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 cause, according to government officials, is a combination of increased drug overdose numbers and higher suicide rates . At the same time, there are plenty of areas where the maps don't align. Overall, the statistics show a "downward trend in life expectancy since 2014", a time period over which Americans have lost 0.3 years of life, said ...

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  • U.S. officials say tainted romaine lettuce appears to be from California
U.S. officials say tainted romaine lettuce appears to be from California

That's up from 32 people sickened, including 13 hospitalized, in 11 states last week , and there could be more cases coming. If it's from the winter-growing regions of the US - the California desert region of the Imperial Valley, the desert region of Arizona in and around Yuma and Florida - it's fine, since people started getting sick before t...

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

People with type 2 diabetes may be treated with insulin if they have uncontrolled blood glucose levels, and have not been able to lower their glucose levels using metformin or other medication. A global diabetes epidemic is fueling record demand for insulin, but tens of millions will not get the injections they need unless there is a dramatic impro...

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  • CDC: Outbreak of E.coli infections linked to romaine lettuce
CDC: Outbreak of E.coli infections linked to romaine lettuce

No brand names have been identified and no recall was ordered. Consumers and retailers should throw away romaine lettuce even if some of it has been consumed and no one has gotten sick. "Contact your healthcare provider if you have diarrhea that lasts for more than 3 days or is accompanied by high fever, blood in the stool, or so much vomiting th...

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  • Australian Senate extends My Health Record opt-out period
Australian Senate extends My Health Record opt-out period

Australians now have another two months to opt out of the controversial My Health Record system after the government caved to mounting pressure. Hearing reports of people having trouble opting out of #MyHealthRecord today as the website keeps crashing and the phones have a recorded message that they are too busy.

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  • The federal government is begging everyone to move more
The federal government is begging everyone to move more

According to the guidelines, these low levels of physical activity among Americans have health and economic consequences for the nation, with almost $117 billion dollars in annual healthcare costs and 10 percent of all premature mortality attributable to failure to meet levels of aerobic physical activity recommended in the guidelines.

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  • Study finds limiting social media usage to 30 min can reduce depression
Study finds limiting social media usage to 30 min can reduce depression

Few prior studies have attempted to show that social-media use harms users' well-being. Despite those caveats, and although the study didn't determine the optimal time users should spend on these platforms or the best way to use them, Hunt says the findings do offer two related conclusions it couldn't hurt any social-media user to follow.

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  • Pfizer to help prevent global public health threat of antimicrobial resistance
Pfizer to help prevent global public health threat of antimicrobial resistance

However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health have encouraged the emergence and spread of AMR, which occurs when microbes, such as bacteria , become resistant to the drugs used to treat them. "However, we know that antibiotic resistance is rising because common bacteria which cause urinary tract infections,...

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  • Morning people 'less likely to develop breast cancer'
Morning people 'less likely to develop breast cancer'

Dr. Rebecca Richmond, a research fellow in the Cancer Research UK Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Program and the Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol , said in a presentation about the study reported by CNN: "We know that sleep is important generally for health".

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  • Ebola: 300 People Infected In Eastern DR Congo
Ebola: 300 People Infected In Eastern DR Congo

This precaution is being taken because the health care officials are anxious that the infection would spread into the country from the borders shared with Democratic Republic of Congo. The current Ebola outbreak is going on its fourth month, totaling 300 cases and 186 deaths as of November 4. These could have been saved had a vaccine been availab...

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  • FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl
FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl

The group noted that Dsuvia is five to 10 times more powerful than fentanyl and 1,000 times more potent than morphine. "The agency is taking new steps to more actively confront this crisis , while also paying careful attention to the needs of patients and physicians managing pain", he said.

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  • Man Who Fell Into Coma After Eating Slug Dies
Man Who Fell Into Coma After Eating Slug Dies

An Australian man has died eight years after eating a garden slug on a dare left him paralysed. He ended up falling into a coma for more than a year, and the reason was stunning: He'd been infected with rat lungworm , a parasite usually found in rodents, but which can occasionally end up in snails and slugs if they eat rat excrement.

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  • SELZER: 2019 health insurance enrollment has changes
SELZER: 2019 health insurance enrollment has changes

The agency also says anyone contacting Virginia residents regarding selling health insurance plans through an enrollment period outside of the open enrollment period is not selling an ACA-compliant policy. Average rates for the 2019 lowest-cost silver and gold plans decreased from past year for the first time, while the lowest-cost bronze pla...

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  • Theresa May: Budget is not paving the way for a general election
Theresa May: Budget is not paving the way for a general election

Hammond was keen to stress the tax would be on "tech giants" and not smaller start-ups, meaning it would only apply to companies that generate at least £ 500m revenue per year. British MPs have previously criticised tech companies' tax arrangements as "immoral" . The growth of the digital economy, in which it becomes less important where a comp...

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  • Hormone injections reduce risk for early menopause from breast cancer chemotherapy
Hormone injections reduce risk for early menopause from breast cancer chemotherapy

In such instances, cancer may already have spread to other parts of their bodies, or metastasized, before they are even diagnosed, greatly reducing their likelihood of surviving the disease. Ms. Anita Amarh, a participant who travelled from Axim to undergo the screening, told the GNA that though she was experiencing piercing pain around the nipple ...

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  • 9th child dies after virus outbreak at New Jersey facility
9th child dies after virus outbreak at New Jersey facility

The Health Department says an inspection team found "minor handwashing deficiencies", and they continue to work closely with the nursing and rehab center on infection control issues. The child had become ill before October 22, according to officials. The strain of adenovirus is associated with communal living arrangements, it said.

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  • Trump administration squares off with drugmakers over plan
Trump administration squares off with drugmakers over plan

The world reaps the benefits of American genius and innovation, while Americans pick up the tab, President Donald Trump said Thursday as he announced new measures to lower the drug prices in the country, which he said are higher in the U.S.

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