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PM Modi nominates Kumaraswamy for fitness challenge

In his subsequent tweet, Modi went on to nominate Karnataka Chief Ministyer HD Kumaraswamy to accept the fitness challenge. This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating. India's pride and among the highest medal winners for India in the 2018 CWG...

How to have tough conversations about mental health

More than half did not have a known mental health diagnosis. Clinical Psychologist Paula Bloom talked with 11Alive to help viewers gain a better understanding of mental health issues. When people take their own lives, the question of "why they d...

Buffett, Dimon and Bezos have a CEO for their health care venture

Investor Warren Buffett and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon are encouraging public companies to stop predicting their quarterly earnings and focus on long-term goals. More than 100 million Americans invest in public companies directly or through ...

What to do if you suspect someone is suicidal

Every state but Nevada saw an increase in suicide rates during that time, the CDC reported . Suicide is "a tragedy for families and communities across the country", Dr. The Oregon Health Authority has placed a particularly high priority on p...

Signed bill improves veterans' care

The VA Mission Act also gets rid of restriction limiting private and community care to veterans who live more than 40 miles from a VA facility or have to wait more than 30 days for an appointment. In pressing for the reform, Trump said veterans sho...

Syphilis and gonorrhoea on the rise

Landers said that Marion County is overrepresented in regard to STIs due to three reasons: the high number of correctional institutions in Marion County, the association between substance use and STIs and Marion County's relatively young population...

Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio Report Salmonella Cases Linked to Cantaloupe

The departments are urging anyone who purchased pre-cut melon at either Walmart or Kroger to throw it away. If you have eaten pre-cut melon and have diarrhea, fever, and cramps, contact your health care provider. Therefore, it is recommended that peo...

Social Security trust fund reserves on track to be depleted by 2034

The trust fund for Medicare is set to become insolvent in 2026 - three years earlier than last year's official projection. The trustees forecast that 100% of benefits will be covered through 2034, after which the trust funds for Social Security, wh...

Women with early-stage breast cancer may not benefit from chemo

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified significant differences in the immune microenvironment of breast cancer tumors between African-American and white women, shedding light on the ways in which race can influence c...

Abiraterone May Be More Effective in Black Men With Prostate Cancer

An worldwide trial led by The Institute of Cancer Research , London, and The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has shown that immunotherapy can benefit men with prostate cancer. Earlier trials on using immunotherapy in prostate cancer have been u...

Wynne continues to campaign hard despite predicting loss in Ontario election

True progressives must unite around the New Democrats this Thursday and I am disappointed that Wynne is trying to set herself up as the power behind the throne in a minority government. This is a man who has defended candidates who speak ill of other...

JP Nadda reviews public health measures for Nipah Virus disease

Kolkata : The fluid samples of a soldier, who died in Kolkata , days after returning from his hometown in Kerala , have tested "negative" for Nipah virus infection, a defence official said today. Union health ministry has issued a health adviso...

Virginia General Assembly votes to expand Medicaid

The vote comes one day after a heated session that included a committee killing expansion. The House had previously endorsed expansion, while the Senate had held out in opposition until Wednesday. Republicans had previously been near unified in b...

Four more die in E.Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

Health officials said there are now 197 cases across 35 states. At least 89 were hospitalized. The five dead were reportedly from Arkansas, New York, California and, with two cases, Minnesota. While almost 90 percent of those who fell ill reported ea...

Tobacco use a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases in Jamaica

Tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure are major causes of cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and stroke, contributing to approximately 3 million deaths per year. "Nicotine, a chemical that is found naturally in tobacco, is as addic...

Newcastle University Researchers Successfully 3D Print Human Corneas from Stem Cell Bioink

The university said that this procedure could tackle a significant shortage of corneas available to transplant and may benefit millions of people worldwide requiring corneal surgery to prevent blindness. This incredible feat of engineering was achiev...

New vitamin supplement study finds they may do more harm than good

By looking through the available data, the researchers found that the four most common supplements - multivitamins , vitamin D , calcium and vitamin C - showed no consistent benefit for the prevention of cardiovascular disease, myocardial infar...

‘Roseanne’ Cancelled: President Donald Trump Weighs In On ABC’s Decision

Jarrett revealed that Bob Iger, the head of ABC parent company Disney, telephoned her personally to tell her the network was canceling the show. There has been a ton of reactions to United States network ABC's decision to cancel its popular s...

Sleeping In On Weekends Might Prevent Early Death

Good news if you were able to slip in some extra Zs this Memorial Day Weekend: A new, 13-year study of sleep habits finds that sleeping in on the weekend can add years to your life. The lead study author was keen to explain that getting seven hour...

United States opioid crisis: Mussels off Seattle found with oxycodone in their system

Rice said that after two to three months at the transplant site, data showed that oxycodone present in the marine creatures 'were thousands of times lower than a therapeutic dose for humans'. Scientists then collect the mussels, grind them up, and an...

How a weekend sleep-in could help you avoid an early death

Sleep expert Michael Grandner explains it this way: Most people who are considered "short sleepers" are probably just shy of getting seven hours . However, these previous studies focused on weekday sleep, and Åkerstedt said the team "suspected t...

Nipah virus: Samples of fruit-eating bats to be sent for testing

So we are not sure whether many deaths due to encephalitis in the past were due to Nipah virus . The area inspector has been designated as the health inspector. However, the incubation period is between 4 and 14 days from contracting the disease t...

Case of Nipah Virus suspected after sudden death of bats

The Bihar government issued Nipah virus alert on Saturday, asking people to take precautions. The Kozhikode Medical College has 136 patients while nearby Malappuram district has 24 who are under observation. Some 50 people died in the fir...

Ebola vaccinations begin in rural Congo on Monday: Ministry

Until officials can properly trace the people that the deceased victims came into contact with, they are focusing their efforts on the relatives who cared for them. Health officials administered an experimental vaccine on Monday to 33 medical workers...

FDA: Some teething remedies can cause possibly fatal side effects in babies

Benzocaine is found in gels, sprays and lozenges for teething, canker sores , sore throats and toothaches, for both adults and children. The FDA said it will take legal action against other companies that don't voluntarily comply as soon as possi...

Sleeping In On Weekends May Help You Live Longer

A survey of their sleep habits over that time found that people under 65 who slept less than five hours every night had a mortality rate 65 percent higher than people sleeping at least six hours a night. "The amount of sleep you need depends on your ...

Rose McGowan on Harvey Weinstein: It's a win for all of us

He kept his gaze lowered while shuffled past a barrage of shouted questions. The allegations, first reported by the New York Times and the New Yorker past year, gave rise to the #MeToo movement in which hundreds of women have publicly accu...

Polish writer makes Booker Prize history

The Man Booker International Prize , a parallel to the traditional Man Booker Prize, started in 2005 as an award for the combined works of foreign-language authors. From the present the quest of a Polish woman who emigrated to New Zealand as a teena...

Donald Trump banned from blocking Twitter users from his official account

Constitution, which guarantees free speech. By blocking users, Trump prevented them from speaking to others on the reply thread, not just to him, the judge said. The judge made a distinction between muting and blocking on Twitter . Genevie...

Gov. Abbott Convenes First Roundtable On School Safety After Santa Fe Shooting

Attendees of Tuesday's discussion included leaders from the Texas House and Senate and the heads of the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of Public Safety. One of the proposals they'd like to address is what's commonly known as a "red f...

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NJ Surfer Dies From Rare, "Brain-Eating Amoeba"

A New Jersey man died after contracting a "brain-eating" amoeba called Naegleria fowleri , according to news reports. "The CDC collected water samples and are now investigati...

Limiting Children's Screen Time Improves Their Memory, Attention and Language Skills

Researchers from several Canadian institutions explored data on the daily activity of 4,524 U.S. children aged between eight and 11, and published their findings in article entitl...

Water park closes after surfer dies from 'brain-eating' bacteria

He died five days later and tested positive for Naegleria fowleri the day before his death, his family said. BSR Cable Park's Surf Resort is closed while the Centers for Dis...

Former Scripps Research postdoc wins Nobel Prize in medicine

He realised the potential of releasing the brake and unleashing our immune cells to attack tumours. Called PD-1, this protein, he found, functions as a T-cell brake but via a diffe...

Tense exchange between Klobuchar, Kavanaugh over drinking questions

He later apologized to Klobuchar. Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Thursday appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee featured a display of emotions, with the judge alternati...

Health officials to long-term care workers: Get vaccinated against flu

Most children who die of the flu , they point out, have no underlying medical conditions. But most concerning to officials was the drop in coverage among the youngest children ...

Sen. Jeff Flake Emerges as Key Vote in Kavanaugh Nomination

While careful not to directly attack Blasey, Kavanaugh practically shouted at the senators, calling the confirmation process a "circus" and "national disgrace" and blaming the ques...

Trump shaken by Ford, but backs Kavanaugh after hearing

The hearing will be the first time the world sees and hears from Ms Ford beyond the grainy photo that has appeared in the media in the 10 days since she came forward with her clai...

Vikings ordered DE Griffen undergo mental evaluation

Vikings security chief Kim Klawiter told police that Griffen wasn't "acting normal lately" and that "it's nearly like he's having a nervous breakdown". Griffen later left his a...

Impact Of Alzheimer's Disease Will Double By 2060 — CDC Report

Experts worry people are being put off seeing a doctor because they're so anxious about how their life will change. Hilary Evans, the chief executive, said: "In the same way med...

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Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

In addition to the flu vaccine, other everyday preventive measures include washing your hands, covering your cough and cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces and objects. Th...

Daily aspirin offers no benefits for over-70s

Daily aspirin offers no benefits for over-70s

The clinical trial did not include people who take aspirin for medical reasons as advised by their doctor, including those who have already suffered a heart attack or stroke . EVA...

Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood

Shallotte woman killed when Horry Co. transport van caught in flood

Holden said that deputies tried to get the victims out but couldn't. "Despite persistent and ongoing efforts, floodwater rose rapidly and the deputies were unable to open the d...

Aged over 70 and healthy? A daily aspirin won't help

Aged over 70 and healthy? A daily aspirin won't help

The study examined more than 19,000 people in the United States and Australia, most of whom were aged older than 70. A new study confirms aspirin does not help prevent a fi...

Alberta study finds household cleaners may cause obesity in young children

Alberta study finds household cleaners may cause obesity in young children

The research can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that household disinfectants might be promoting childhood obesity by altering the gut bacteria of infants. The study found...

‘Wonder drug’ aspirin’s harms outweighs its benefits in healthy elderly

The participants took a daily low-dose of aspirin every day for almost five years, with researchers monitoring their health and any occurrences of disease, disability or death. At...

What iPhone XS’ eSIM inclusion means for India

What iPhone XS’ eSIM inclusion means for India

Apple aficionados in the Middle East will not have long to wait before they get their hands on what the company are calling the "most handsome and advanced" iPhones. Apple also sh...

Too many teens are using Juuls, according to the FDA

Since 2017, FDA officials have discussed e-cigarettes as a potential tool to ween adult smokers off cigarettes . "These alternative nicotine delivery devices can be important ...

1.4bn adults at risk over lack of physical activity

1.4bn adults at risk over lack of physical activity

Inactivity raises the risk of a raft of health problems, such as heart disease , type-2 diabetes and some cancers . But the data show that progress towards the global targe...