Health Care

Dog Owners Live a Longer and Healthier Life According To Study

Dog Owners Live a Longer and Healthier Life According To Study Satjit Bhusri, a cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. The researchers analysed Swedish health records and dog ownership information on individuals aged between 40 and 80 with no history of heart disease. According to doctors, dogs are able to increase life expectancy. 'Dog ownership has been reported to be associated with alleviation of social isolation and improved perception... [Full Article...]

Nigeria's bobsled women first to qualify for Winter Olympics

Nigeria's bobsled women first to qualify for Winter Olympics Last year, the team raised $75K through GoFundMe to make getting to the competition possible. Today I have been informed that Nigeria for the first time in history will be represented at the winter Olympics . Teamed up with Onwumere, a 2015 African Games medal victor; and Omeoga, she helped Nigeria qualify for South Korea's contest. Brakeman Onwumere competed at the World Relays in the Ba... [Full Article...]

Fox News' anchor Shepard Smith debunks Uranium One, Hillary Clinton allegation

Fox News' anchor Shepard Smith debunks Uranium One, Hillary Clinton allegation Trade Representative's office and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Allegations have also been made that the approval of the sale of Uranium One benefited major donors to the Clinton Foundation, raising conflict-of-interest questions. [Full Article...]

Quit the Habit: Great American Smokeout Campaign

Quit the Habit: Great American Smokeout Campaign The most effective way to quit smoking is to make a plan and get assistance to develop a strategy. Since the 1970s, the American Cancer Society dedicated a day to kick the habit. "Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health, and it can add years to your life". The event has helped dramatically change Americans' attitudes about smoking, helping bring about community pr... [Full Article...]

CT Doctor Goes Over New Blood Pressure Guidelines

CT Doctor Goes Over New Blood Pressure Guidelines Rather than 1 in 3 US adults having high blood pressure with the previous definition, the new guidelines will result in almost half of the USA adult population having the condition. Concerns about those side effects, as well as the fact that the close monitoring seen in a clinical trial is hard to replicate, led the AHA, ACC and other groups to select the 130 systolic blood pressure target. [Full Article...]

Sex rarely causes hearts to stop, finds new research

Sex rarely causes hearts to stop, finds new research While it was rare for someone to experience cardiac arrest during sex, Chugh pointed out it's still important for a partner to know what to do if it does happen. Recently the Network spread a myth that people with disorders of the heart can't do physical exertion, including sexual activity. "Now we can tell them the risk is very low". [Full Article...]

Odd-even scheme to be back? NGT to decide today

Odd-even scheme to be back? NGT to decide today Taking serious cognisance of the Delhi smog, which has made breathing impossible in the state and the National Capital Region, it slammed the government for acting late on the worsening pollution levels and not applying the odd-even rule earlier. [Full Article...]

Even Light Drinking May Raise Cancer Risk, Doctors Warn

Even Light Drinking May Raise Cancer Risk, Doctors Warn The greater risks are for the heavy drinkers ( defined by NIAAA as those who binge drink on five or more days in a month, with binge drinking defined as consuming four drinks in a sitting for women, five for men). "If you look at these figures, you see alcohol is a contributing factor; certainly it has a causal role", Dr. Hudis said. Also saying, "It's different than tobacco where we say, 'Never ... [Full Article...]

Lack Of Sleep Really Does Slow Brain Cells Down

Lack Of Sleep Really Does Slow Brain Cells Down How was the study carried out? These participants-who were otherwise healthy adults-had eight to 12 electrodes implanted just below their skulls on the surface of their brains , created to monitor the origin of their seizures. The study noted that the major and most risky effects on brain cells can be seen in sleep-deprived drivers. The driver's brain will take longer to register what they are se... [Full Article...]

Penn State, Michigan State resume game after weather delay

Penn State, Michigan State resume game after weather delay Junior running back L.J. Scott had a season-low 16 rushing yards in the team's loss to Northwestern last week, before rebounding with 43 rushing yards and a score on Saturday. Lewerke faked two handoffs before setting his feet and firing to the front corner of the end zone at Spartan Stadium. "So we didn't get that weather, and that's why we were able to start the game a little earlier". [Full Article...]

Netflix fires Kevin Spacey, actor no longer involved with House of Cards

Netflix fires Kevin Spacey, actor no longer involved with House of Cards Netflix executives have also pulled the plug on Spacey's upcoming movie Gore , which had been in post-production. Wolfe had been the one to issue the statement that Spacey was seeking "evaluation and treatment" just one day earlier . [Full Article...]

Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated with religious fervour

Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrated with religious fervour Soon after their arrival, the pilgrims left for Janum Asthan of Baba Guru Nanak at Nankana Sahib. He assured Sikhs from all over the world that the government will cooperate in establishment of Guru Nanak University in the city, adding that a committee has been formed under Barjees Tahir as its chairman. [Full Article...]

CFP Selects Los Angeles to Host the National Championship Game in 2023

CFP Selects Los Angeles to Host the National Championship Game in 2023 This is the completion of a goal that the committee set when it was formed, as the first 10 national championship games will be played in 10 different cities. This will be the first time the College Football Playoff National Championship is played in the Los Angeles region. After the 2020 regular season, University of Miami fans would be ecstatic if the Hurricanes were in the top four of the ... [Full Article...]

TriStar Southern Hills earns A in patient safety from national Leapfrog Group

For the last five grading periods , fall 2015 through fall 2017, Hilton Head Hospital was rated a "C". The latest Hospital Safety Grades report released Tuesday by the Leapfrog Group demonstrates the large differences in patient safety between hospitals, even among those in the same state or region. [Full Article...]

President Trump's Opioid Declaration Leaves Ohio Advocates Underwhelmed

President Trump's Opioid Declaration Leaves Ohio Advocates Underwhelmed Leana Wen, health commissioner in Baltimore, which has been battling a stubborn opioid epidemic for years, said she is happy that Trump's announcement "is drawing attention" to the drug crisis. The US uses more opioid pills per person than any other country in the world. "America is hemorrhaging lives by the day because of the opioid epidemic, but President Trump offered the country a Band-Aid... [Full Article...]

Smoking Marijuana May Be Good For Your Sex Life

Smoking Marijuana May Be Good For Your Sex Life At this time, 29 states have declared marijuana legal for recreational or medicinal purposes, and estimates suggest that more than 22 million Americans use pot , the researchers said in background information. To further explore the topic, Eisenberg and his colleagues analyzed data from the National Survey of Family Growth , conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Preventio... [Full Article...]

Last word: Don't try to out-Trump Trump, Mr. Steyer

Last word: Don't try to out-Trump Trump, Mr. Steyer Billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer wants to see President Trump impeached, and he's spending at least $10 million of his own money on an advertising campaign geared towards that end. Trump tweeted early Friday. "A Republican Congress once impeached a president for far less", Steyer says in his ad, which directs people to a petition which now has over 622,000 signers. [Full Article...]

Wolf Administration Recognizes Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, Oct. 28

Wolf Administration Recognizes Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Saturday, Oct. 28 The goal: reduce the risk of prescription medications being diverted for misuse. Overall, in its 13 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 8.1 million pounds -more than 4,050 tons -of pills. The study shows that the majority of the abused prescription come from family and friends medicine cabinets. Unused prescription drugs are a major safety issue that can lead to ab... [Full Article...]

Poor mental health approach costs the United Kingdom £99bn

The report's authors rightly note that individuals with mental ill health and poor well-being, including those with a serious mental health problem, can - with the right support -still be thriving at work and contribute positively to an employer's business. [Full Article...]

MSF starts intervention to support Madagascar tackle an ongoing plague outbreak

The organisation says that the overall risk of the plague is very high in Madagascar and that, depending on the type of plague, there is a 30 to 100% chance of death within 72 hours if it is left untreated. Domestic cats can also carry the plague and scratches and bites from the infected felines pose a risk factor. Pneumonic infections can then be spread through the air, while septicaemic... [Full Article...]


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