• Social media usage may boost loneliness, not banish It
Social media usage may boost loneliness, not banish It

Hunt and Young emphasized that the study did not intend to eliminate social media usage entirely among the intervention group. "These effects are particularly pronounced for folks who were more depressed when they came into the study", said psychologist Melissa Hunt, who led the research.

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  • Use antibiotics responsibly, urge health organisations
Use antibiotics responsibly, urge health organisations

According to Suzanne Hill, director of the Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products at WHO, overuse and misuse of antibiotics are the leading causes of antimicrobial resistance. In Europe, which provided the most complete data for the report, the average antibiotic consumption was almost 18 DDD per 1,000 inhabitants per day.

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  • A mother prays as surgery to separate Nima and Dawa begins
A mother prays as surgery to separate Nima and Dawa begins

The girls were successfully separated after a six-hour operation at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne . Luckily, Dr Crameri said, humans are born with more bowel than we need, making a separation possible. It is hoped the girls will not have to spend time in ICU but they will be closely monitored over the next 24 to 48 hours and are expec...

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  • Reason Last Year's Flu Season Was Deadly? Not Enough Vaccinations
Reason Last Year's Flu Season Was Deadly? Not Enough Vaccinations

A team of researchers analyzed monthly flu reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in four communities across the United States between October 2010 and September 2014. "Children under the age of 5 are more likely to be admitted to hospital with flu than any other age group. The vaccination is given as a nasal spray which is a s...

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  • At-risk healthcare workers being vaccinated against Ebola in Uganda
At-risk healthcare workers being vaccinated against Ebola in Uganda

Uganda is to administer an experimental Ebola vaccine for health workers in high-risk areas bordering the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This precaution is being taken because the health care officials are anxious that the infection would spread into the country from the borders shared with Democratic Republic of Congo.

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  • Breast cancer: Women who are early risers have lower risk
Breast cancer: Women who are early risers have lower risk

The data also showed that women who slept longer than the recommended seven to eight hours a night had a 20 percent increased risk of breast cancer for each additional hour slept. Does the body clock affect hormone levels to alter cancer risk, or the immune system, or metabolism? "We know already that night shift work is associated with wors...

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  • MA pols wary of new Rx opioid
MA pols wary of new Rx opioid

Public Citizen described the drug as "five to 10 times more potent than fentanyl and 1,000 times more potent than morphine". Gottlieb said Dsuvia, which is administered under the tongue through a disposable, pre-filled, single-dose applicator, "is restricted to use in certified, medically supervised health care settings - such as hospitals, s...

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  • Police raid prophet Magaya
Police raid prophet Magaya

The State alleges Magaya further made a claim on Aretha Medical website, www.arethamedical.com that his Aguma medicine could cure HIV, Aids and other cancer-related diseases. "I can confirm that Magaya is assisting police with investigations in connection with enquiries the ZRP is now conducting", he said. The raid marks the start of an investigati...

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  • Mayor Bowser Kicks Off DC Health Link's 2019 Open Enrollment Period
Mayor Bowser Kicks Off DC Health Link's 2019 Open Enrollment Period

Short-term, limited duration options may offer lower premiums, but they won't cover as much . Another big change for this enrollment period is the drastic cut in funding for the insurance counselors known as navigators, both in Georgia and nationally.

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  • Resources for Flu Season: Get your shot today!
Resources for Flu Season: Get your shot today!

It will take place on the second floor of the Police Department Thursday from 3pm-5pm. Those at highest risk include people over 65 years of age, children under five years of age (especially those under two years old), persons with chronic medical conditions including weakened immune system, and pregnant women .

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  • Spinal Implant Success Helps Three Paralysed Men To Walk Again
Spinal Implant Success Helps Three Paralysed Men To Walk Again

The implant boosts the signal activating muscles in the legs. This then led to improved motor function, even when the electrical stimulation is turned off. Jocelyne Bloch said: "The targeted stimulation must be as precise as a Swiss watch ". "Selected configurations of electrodes are activating specific regions of the spinal cord, mimicking the si...

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  • Dogs sense malaria in new trial by smelling socks
Dogs sense malaria in new trial by smelling socks

The researchers have trained three dogs - a Labrador-Golden Retriever cross, a Labrador, and a Springer Spaniel - to detect malaria in samples of socks worn by infected children from west Africa. Researchers presented their preliminary findings today at the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting . Sniffer dogs could pro...

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  • 93 percent of the world's children breathe toxic, polluted air each day
93 percent of the world's children breathe toxic, polluted air each day

The report compiles evidence on a host of impacts including poor birth outcomes, infant mortality, adverse effects on neurodevelopment, weight issues, respiratory effects and cancers , concluding that air pollution impacts children in 'uniquely damaging ways'.

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  • Breast cancer treatment: No chemotherapy for early detection
Breast cancer treatment: No chemotherapy for early detection

To help empower others living with metastatic breast cancer , Eileen is sharing her personal journey from diagnosis and beyond. Many times women can get misdiagnosed. She warned that cancer does not discriminate, nor does pain suggest early stages of cancer. "I look forward to ushering in a #BlueWave and working alongside fearless Democratic wom...

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  • 9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak
9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak

It said it did not have laboratory confirmation of adenovirus in the child. In some versions of a story October 25 about a viral outbreak, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the New Jersey health commissioner. That said, investigations on the outbreak are ongoing, and so are the measures to prevent the further spread of the virus. The ...

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  • National Prescription Take Back Day
National Prescription Take Back Day

It's National Drug Take Back Day and the Barling Police Department partnered with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Department Saturday (Oct. 27). Expired or unused prescriptions can also lead to accidental poisoning, misuse or overdose.The Drug Take Back Day makes it easy for people to drop off their unused prescriptions.

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  • Trump says proposal will lower US drug prices
Trump says proposal will lower US drug prices

Speaking from the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department in Washington Thursday, the president said foreign countries are paying practically nothing for drugs since their governments pay whatever drug companies set. Ubl, president and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Trump's announcement followed the ...

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  • Acute Flaccid Myelitis - What Is It?
Acute Flaccid Myelitis - What Is It?

There are four possible cases of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) in MI. Michigan has no confirmed cases but state health officials are investigating suspected cases originating in Ingham, Macomb, Oakland and Ottawa counties, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said.

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  • What to Know About Xofluza, the New Flu Drug
What to Know About Xofluza, the New Flu Drug

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement , "With thousands of people getting the flu every year, and many people becoming seriously ill, having safe and effective treatment alternatives is critical". The treatment will cost $150, although patients with commercial insurance may be able to access the drug for $30. Regulators caution...

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers tickets after LeBron James left for the Lakers
Cleveland Cavaliers tickets after LeBron James left for the Lakers

It should be noted that left foot soreness also kept Love out for the majority of the preseason, where he only played one game (the preseason opener) in four contests. The Cavaliers struggled again in the third quarter as Drummond and Jackson combined to score 15 straight points for the Pistons . Nikola Jokic scored 24 points for the Nuggets, ...

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