Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sat, 11/12/2016 - 07:59
The election of Donald Trump as president has destroyed something that is very profound in the meaning of America, an abortion specialist said. Dr. Warren M. Hern, a physician and epidemiologist who directs the Boulder Abortion Clinic in Colorado, said all the premises of his life, work and future were gone with Trump’s victory, and that he felt bereft when he headed to the clinic to see abortion-seeking patients.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 20:00
Constipation impacts nearly 42 million Americans as per the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). A new study suggests a link between constipation and poor kidney health. The study team checked records for 3.5 million veterans in the United States. The study team noticed that people who had reported constipation or took laxatives over the last seven years, had higher chances of kidney disease or kidney failure in serious cases.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Fri, 11/11/2016 - 15:55
Measles continue to kill hundreds of children every day even as mass vaccination campaigns have slashed the number of deaths from the disease by 79 per cent worldwide since 2000, a U.N.-backed report revealed.
As per the report, measles vaccination campaigns saved nearly 20.3 million young lives from 2000 to 2015. But the progress has been uneven, and nearly 400 children are still dying from measles every day.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Thu, 11/10/2016 - 11:51
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s Walgreen Co. unit on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against Theranos Inc., accusing its onetime lab-testing partner of violating the contract.
The company filed the lawsuit in a federal court in Wilmington, Delaware, roughly months after announcing the end of its contract with Theranos. The drugstore chain is reportedly seeking $140 million in damages.
On the other hand, Theranos said it was disappointed at the legal action against it, and argued that Walgreens repeatedly failed to meet its commitments and mishandled the contract.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 19:58
Recreational marijuana received support from voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada. Also, usage of marijuana for medical purposes has won support in many other states. After 2012, the current elections have come up as the biggest supporting event for marijuana usage in the United States in the recent times. Recreational marijuana usage was first approved by Colorado and Washington in year 2012.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 10:55
Those who don’t get enough vitamin D may be at increased risk for devastating health conditions likes asthma and bladder cancer, a review of some previous studies suggested.
A team of researchers analyzed information regarding more than 25,000 adults and 9,700 children, who participated in health surveys between 2001 and 2010.
Overall, 70 per cent of the adults and 68 per cent of the children were found to have lower-than -adequate (30 nanograms per milliliter) levels of vitamin D., and nearly 1,800 adults and 1,200 children were diagnosed with asthma.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 15:51
States that have ballot initiatives to legalize recreational marijuana should take a “go slow” approach because there is not enough data to draw any conclusions regarding use of the drug by teens or its involvement in DUIs, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper suggested.
Colorado became the first U.S. state to legalize sale and purchase of marijuana for recreational purposes in 2014. Now, five state, including California and Massachusetts, have put their respective marijuana legalization initiatives on the ballot.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 11:11
Ferrero SpA, the world’s third biggest chocolate and confectionery producer, has requested the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to reclassify Nutella from topping to dessert, which would put the product in the same category as jam and honey.
The Italian company sought to reclassify Nutella from topping to dessert after noticing the change in the way Nutella is consumed in the U.S.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 09:39
More than two thousand people participated in the “2016 Walk To End Alzheimer’s,” an annual event organized at the Markel Plaza Saturday morning as part of efforts to fight back the progressive disease that destroys memory and several other vital mental functions.
Elizabeth Watson, a member of the committee that organizes the annual walk, said she participate for her loved one who have fell victims to Alzheimer’s disease as well as for the thousands of other people who have been devastated by the disease.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sun, 11/06/2016 - 09:29
Former NFL player Kevin Turner died in March having the most advanced stage of a neurodegenerative disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to Dr. Ann McKee of Boston University and the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
Turner was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), which is also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, in 2010. Doctors initially concluded that he died of ALS, but Dr. McKee announced on Thursday that he was suffering from CTE as well.