Sunday, May 26, 2019

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Date Paste: A Trendy New Sweetener. Is It Worth Trying?

A trending new sweetener called date paste is high in fiber content, which can promote a healthy gut. Unlike date paste, honey and maple syrup do not have fiber content but are still considered by many people. Some experts recommend using date paste, while some do not. It is better to check with your dietician whether you can include date paste in your diet.

Singer Billie Eilish Speaks Up About Her Mental Health Struggles

Singer Billie Eilish recently got candid about her personal struggles with mental health in emotional PSA. She said she is still trying to figure it out on how to prioritize her mental health. She advised people to seek professional help when you are struggling with mental health issues, which could help in the right way.

Maine Sen. Collins Has Called for $100 Million Federal Response to Combat Lyme Disease

Maine Senators Susan Collins has called for $100 million federal response in order to fight against tick-borne diseases. The senator explained that Lyme disease has become a major public health threat due to increase in the number of cases. It possess a great threat to the public and can seriously harm families and communities.

CDC Report: Middle-Aged Americans Dying More of Heart Disease than Cancer

According to a new report by the CDC, middle-aged Americans are losing ground in the fight against heart disease. The report found that middle-aged people in the United States are dying more of heart disease than cancer. Experts believe that the surge in heart disease death rates could be due to risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, and sedentary lifestyle.

Parents Raise Awareness after Losing Their Daughter to Meningitis

After losing their daughter Sara at the age of 18 due to meningitis B, Greg and Laurie have been dedicated to raising awareness of meningitis B. They have urged parents to look out for potential signs and symptoms and get their children vaccinated. They hope schools required all incoming freshman to get vaccinated.

WHO Called Ebola Virus “Public Enemy Number One” Amid Ongoing Outbreak

On Monday, the WHO has branded the Ebola as the “public enemy number one” amid the ongoing outbreak. So far, it has killed more than 1,100 people. Community distrust and frequent violent attacks have affected the efforts to combat the outbreak. Violent insurgents have even destroyed Ebola medical centers, making things worse.


FDA Clears Tests for Detecting Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

FDA Clears First Diagnostic Tests for Detecting Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

FDA has cleared two diagnostic tests – the Aptima Combo 2 Assay and the Xpert CT/NG – for extragenital specimens (throat and rectum) for detecting sexually transmitted diseases called chlamydia and gonorrhea. The FDA found that these diagnostic tests are safe and effective. It cleared the tools for marketing on Thursday.
Red Wine Reduces Blood Pressure

Red Wine Reduces Blood Pressure In Mice. Will It Do The...

According to a new study conducted on mice, resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, reduced the blood pressure significantly. The mice were given large quantities to resveratrol. The study authors explained that resveratrol helped in relaxing the blood vessels, decreasing blood pressure in mice. However, it is not yet proven to benefits for hypertension in humans.


Healthy Living

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

Health Officials Declare Hepatitis A Outbreak In Pennsylvania; Hits Hard In Philadelphia

Public health officials declared hepatitis A outbreak in Pennsylvania on Monday after considering a surge in the cases. Among the counties that have experienced an outbreak, Philadelphia has been hit hard. The outbreak that was started in January 2018 has seen 171 cases so far, with 60% of them since January 2019.

Backyard Poultry Responsible For Salmonella Outbreaks in Tennessee, Says CDC

The recent Salmonella outbreak that has affected 21 states has been found to be linked with the backyard poultry. The officials have found that backyard chickens and ducklings are the source of the infection in most people. Fifty-two people have been infected so far, including five hospitalizations. Of the total 52 cases, a quarter of them were under five years of age.

Brits Get Drunk More Often Than Anyone, Finds Global Survey

According to the 2019 Global Drug Survey, British people are found to booze more than anyone else does across the globe. Also, they were found to have tried cocaine than others. Brits ranked first, Americans second, and Canadians third, while Chile was at the bottom of the list. The survey has developed an app called “The Drinks Meter” to help you track how much you drink.

DHEC Has Declared Statewide Hepatitis A Outbreak

On Monday, the Department of Health and Environmental Controls (DHEC) has declared hepatitis A outbreak after the officials have found a surge in the number of cases. The health department said the best way to prevent the infection is by getting the two shots of hepatitis A vaccine.

Ebola Could Spread Across DRC’s Borders If Attacks Don’t Stop, Warns WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) would break the DRC border if the violent attacks on healthcare facilities and workers continue. So far, the DRC Ebola outbreak has killed more than 1,000 people and officials blame community distrust and frequent violent attacks.

Surgeons Treat Drug Addiction with Brain Implants In China

In China, surgeons have implanted a deep brain stimulation device in a patient to treat methamphetamine addiction. The patient said it worked well and made him happy. Although the precise link between DBS and treating drug addiction is unknown, animal studies have found promising results.

Fight Over Religious Vaccine Exemption for Measles Heats Up in Albany

A fight over measles vaccine exemption on religious grounds has heated up in Albany. Senators are proposing a bill to eliminate religious exemptions in order to stop the ongoing measles outbreak; however, anti-vaxers are against it and will be planning a rally on May 14 to speak against the proposed bill.

Health Care

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.

Marijuana Companies Influenced Smooth Passage of Georgia Law

Even before Georgia lawmakers approved medical marijuana sales this year, some companies have started to set up stores. Medical marijuana companies influenced the smooth passage of Georgia law that will allow them to grow and distribute medical marijuana legally.