Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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Why Alcohols Do Not Carry Nutritional Labels When They Contain Calories?

Although alcohol contains calories, they do not mention the nutritional facts. The reason behind this is that the FDA regulates the safety of food, even non-alcoholic beverages, but does not govern the alcohol industry. The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) regulates the alcohol industry, which does not mandate labeling.

People of Richer Nations Have More Doubts about Vaccines

A new global study has found that people residing in richer nations are more likely to have doubts about the safety of vaccines and do not trust their efficacy. Researchers of the study found that people living in nations with low-level income are far more likely to trust vaccines.

Marijuana Use among Pregnant Women in the U.S. Increases, Finds Study

According to a new study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA, more pregnant women in the United States are using marijuana, especially in their first trimester. The study authors found that marijuana use in pregnant women, especially in the first trimester, could lead to birth defects.

Poor Oral Health Could Increase Risk of Liver Cancer, Finds Study

A new study has found that poor oral health is associated with an increased risk of liver cancer. The study researchers explained most participants who developed liver cancer were young who lived in low socioeconomic areas and consumed fewer vegetables and fruits.

Lifestyle Journalist Rachel Hosie Lost 35 Pounds In 6 Months Without Going On A Diet

Lifestyle Journalist Rachel Hosie wrote about her story on Insider and explained how she lost 35 pounds in six months without going on a diet. She wrote about seven lessons she learned on how to eat to lose weight effectively, which is healthy as well as sustainable.

This CEO Would Have Gone Blind but Reversed It with Lifestyle Changes

The co-founder of Hu Kitchen and the CEO of HumanCo, Jason Karp, talk about how he reversed an incurable eye condition, which could have led to blindness, by changing his lifestyle. He recommended exercising, getting enough sleep, practicing breathing techniques, building supportive relationships, and following a healthy diet.


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Kamala Harris Is Introducing a Bill to Encourage PrEP Use

Senator Kamala Harris is introducing a bill to reduce the transmission of HIV by encouraging the use of PrEP. The FDA approved Truvada, a preventive drug for HIV, in 2019. The bill would provide financial assistance to states for more access to PrEP and fund public education campaigns.
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FDA Approves Victoza for Children with Type 2 Diabetes

The FDA has approved Victoza (liraglutide) injection for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in children above 10 years. It has been approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults in 2010. The FDA, considering the findings of a pediatric study, said that Victoza is a safe and effective treatment for pediatric patients with type 2 diabetes.


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Science & Technology

Iowa Man Gets $12.25 Million After Wrongful Prostate Surgery

A Panora resident Rickie Huitt has been awarded $12.25 million after the Polk County jury noticed that he underwent surgery wrongfully after he got misdiagnosed with cancer. Huitt claimed the major operation has left him unable to control his bladder when he goes to the bathroom due to the side effects of the surgery, and his marital relationship has also been affected.

Huawei Smartphone P30 Pro Launched To Attract Fitness And Health Enthusiasts

Huawei, a leading Chinese smartphone brand finally revealed the most awaited P30 Pro model at a global launch event. There is a new feature in this P30 Pro model that can amaze fitness enthusiasts. There were two more watches newly launched by the company namely more luxury Watch GT and the sporty Watch GT Active.

Dialysis Research: Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Might Help

Patients with end-stage kidney disease have to undergo dialysis treatment periodically. Some researchers and enterprises are experimenting to improve the process of dialysis by new techniques. Recently, a team of researchers from Humacyte Inc., Duke University and Yale says that they are close to making use of alternate method of dialysis i.e. bioengineered blood vessels technique.

CDC Says HIV People Accounting For 40% of Total Transmissions

In the US, there is a need of removing shortfalls present in the HIV testing and Treatments. The delay in diagnosing HIV or not receiving proper treatment is increasing the transmission rate of HIV rapidly. ART therapy reduces the risks of transmitting HIV to others.

Amid Measles Outbreak, Washington State Senator Thinks Vaccine Is Unsafe

Washington State Senator, Lynda Wilson, told VICE News that she believes the measles vaccine has caused more harm than the disease itself. Her statement has been exposed by multiple peer-reviewed studies, including one of the massive studies published this week.

Utah Scientists Discover Potential Treatment For Pancreatic Cancer

Dr. Conan Kinsey of Huntsman Cancer Institute, who is a physician-scientist studying and treating pancreatic tumors, has discovered an experimental treatment for pancreatic cancer, which includes drugs such as Trametinib and Hydroxychloroquine. He prescribed this treatment to Gordon Chamberlain, a patient with late-stage pancreatic cancer, who is doing well now.

Groundbreaking Clinical Trials Program Finds New Hope for People with Parkinsonism

According to new clinical trials, researchers have found that an invasive and experimental treatment offers hope to restore damaged brain cells in patients with Parkinson’s disease, reversing the condition. It has been found that the infusion of Glial Cell Line Derived Neurotrophic Factor (GDNF) regenerate dying dopamine cells in patients with Parkinsonism.

Public Health

New York Puts an End to Religious Exemptions for Vaccine Mandates

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Thursday, which will immediately end the religious exemptions for vaccine mandates. The governor signed the bill in order to protect people from the ongoing measles outbreak that started in October. Although some opponents protested against the law, sponsors of the bill praised the decision to help protect children.

WHO Declines To Declare an International Ebola Emergency for the Third Time

For the third time, the WHO has declined to declare the ongoing Ebola outbreak in DRC an international outbreak. Health officials of the WHO said declaring a public health emergency might have affected the economy of DRC because other countries may stop flights, close borders, and restrict travel.

US Death Rate from Suicides, Alcohol and Drug Overdoses Reached All-Time High, Finds Report

According to the Commonwealth Fund report released Wednesday, death rates in the United States from suicides, alcohol, and drug overdoses have reached an all-time...

Millions of Babies in West Africa Are At Risk of Missing Lifesaving Vaccine

Last year, Merck announced that it would stop supplying RotaTeq, a rotavirus vaccine, in West Africa. By 2020, the company would terminate the agreement of supplying a lower cost rotavirus vaccine in West Africa, leaving over 2 million babies at risk of a deadly virus.

Ongoing U.S. Measles Outbreak Breaks 25-Year-Old Record, Says CDC

The ongoing measles outbreak in the United States breaks the 25-year-old record. The 1994 measles outbreak saw 963 cases, while this year’s figures have the surpassed those number, posing a great public health threat. In 1992, more than 2,200 measles were reported in the entire year. Officials urge people to get vaccinated because it is the best and safest way to prevent measles.

Energy Drinks Could Affect Electrical Disturbances In Your Heart

According to a small study, consuming 32 ounces of energy drinks within an hour can increase the risk of electrical disturbances in the heart, which could lead to heart disease. The electrical disturbances in the heart persisted for up to four hours after consuming the energy drinks.

As Obesity Cases Rise, New Diabetes Cases Fall In U.S.

According to a recent government survey, the new diabetes cases have declined and the new obesity cases have increased. However, researchers are not sure about this type of health paradox. There has been a 35 percent drop in new diabetes cases from 2009 to 2017, while an increase in obesity rate.

Health Care

Childhood Asthma Cases Dropped After Los Angeles Cleansed Up Its Air

Air pollution is one of the common causative factors of respiratory illness in children. A study has found that the number of childhood asthma cases have dramatically dropped in Los Angeles after the city cleaned up its air, especially nitrogen dioxide that is emitted from cars.

Babies Shouldn’t Sleep In Car Seats When Not Traveling, Warns AAP

According to a new study, you should not put the babies when they are asleep in a car seat while you are not traveling. The Academy of American Pediatrics recommends parents to stop doing so, as there is a risk of infant death from suffocation. It is better to put them in a crib or a bassinet from a car seat while they are asleep.

New WHO Dementia Prevention Guidelines Evaluate 12 Risk Factors

Last week, the WHO released a new set of guidelines on how to prevent dementia, one of the most common neurodegenerative diseases, which has affected millions of people across the world. The new guidelines evaluated the 12 potential risk factors of dementia and offered advice on how to tackle them efficiently.

AHCJ’s Health Journalism 2019 In Baltimore Sets Attendance Record

The AHCJ’s Health Journalism 2019 conference conducted in Baltimore had a record-setting attendanceof health journalist. This shows the internet of the public in health news and the need to get accurate, authoritative, relevant, and credible information. Renowned medical professionals shared their experiences and insights on how to cover health news and offer accurate information.

FDA Recalls Six Tattoo Inks over Bacterial Contamination

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recalled a lot of six tattoo inks after they found to be contaminated with bacteria. The agency said that the infection caused by these recalled tattoo inks could possess a serious health threat, and even permanent scarring. The FDA has advised people to seek medical help if they develop any undesirable effects after getting inked.

Anti-Vaccination Rally Attracted Hundreds of People Even During the Ongoing Measles Outbreak

On Monday, hundreds of people attended the anti-vaccine movement rally, while most of them belonged to ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities. Amid ongoing measles outbreak, New York has been hit hard than other states as more number of cases have been diagnosed. The great challenge in combating the outbreak is vaccine misinformation.

Twitter Introduces New Search Tools to Stop the Spread of Vaccine Misinformation

As measles cases in the United States and other countries surge, Twitter is launching new search tools in an effort to stop vaccine misinformation. The tools can also help users to find credible sources of vaccines. Other social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook have taken necessary measures to stop the vaccine misinformation.