MDC thanks hunters for help with CWD sampling

MDC thanks hunters for help with CWD sampling »

16 Nov, 2018
Beauty & Health

In a news release this week, the Missouri Department of Conservation thanked the thousands of deer hunters who participated in its mandatory CWD sampling efforts last weekend in 31 counties.Thanks to hunter participation, MDC collected more than 20,000 tissue samples last weekend from harvested deer for CWD testing, the release said.According to MDC, mandatory sampling…

Sucking your baby’s pacifier might protect them from allergies, study says

Sucking your baby’s pacifier might protect them from allergies, study says »

16 Nov, 2018
Beauty & Health

(CNN)Your baby’s pacifier falls on the floor. Before giving it back to your child, do you wash it in a sink or, perhaps reluctantly, clean it with your own saliva?Don’t feel too guilty if you chose the latter, because a new study suggests that a mother’s spit — and the bacteria in it — may…

Group calls for bigger Seoul role in tackling TB in NKorea

Group calls for bigger Seoul role in tackling TB in NKorea »

16 Nov, 2018
Beauty & Health

Kim Tong-hyung, Associated Press Updated 10:43 pm PST, Thursday, November 15, 2018 Eugene Bell Foundation Chairman Stephen Linton speaks during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. The U.S.-based nonprofit group called for South Korea to take stronger steps to fight a tuberculosis crisis in North Korea it says has worsened under…

Independence and Penn Medicine make progress in reducing hospital readmissions

Independence and Penn Medicine make progress in reducing hospital readmissions »

16 Nov, 2018
Beauty & Health

The University of Pennsylvania Health System announced Friday that it had cut hospital readmissions by one-quarter in the first year of its new-style contract with Independence Blue Cross, surprising both parties. “This not only exceeds our expectations,” said Independence chief executive Daniel J. Hilferty, it also sets the stage for similar efforts with other health…

Hot bath may improve inflammation, metabolism »

16 Nov, 2018
Beauty & Health

Having a hot bath five or more times a week could help to prevent a heart attack or stroke, say researchers. Picture: File If you are unable to exercise, a hot water treatment may help improve inflammation and blood sugar (glucose) levels, particularly in overweight men, suggests a new study. Physical stress such as exercise can…

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger

New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger »

15 Nov, 2018
Beauty & Health

CHICAGO — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.The advice is the first update since the government’s physical activity guidelines came out a decade ago. Since then, the list of benefits of exercise…

There is no good early-screening tool for pancreatic cancer

There is no good early-screening tool for pancreatic cancer »

15 Nov, 2018
Beauty & Health

Dear Dr. Roach • It is my understanding that there is no early-screening test for pancreatic cancer, and it is typically not diagnosed until it is very advanced, hence the high mortality rate. My late loved one’s case was confirmed only after having a CT scan; not even an MRI revealed the tumors. A prominent…

Cases of polio-like illness AFM continue to rise, still few answers

Cases of polio-like illness AFM continue to rise, still few answers »

15 Nov, 2018
Beauty & Health

KIMT NEWS 3 – Acute flaccid myelitis, also known AFM, is a polio-like illness that continues to spread. Currently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating 252 cases of AFM, including 90 confirmed cases in 27 states. Both Iowa and Minnesota have confirmed cases. Graham Briggs is the director of Olmsted County Public Health.…

Can Testosterone Therapy Treat Depression In Men With Low T? A New Study Examines The Evidence »

15 Nov, 2018
Beauty & Health

photo credit: BLOOMBERG NEWSBLOOMBERG NEWS For many men with low testosterone (Low T), depression symptoms tend to be more common. While antidepressants are often the first-line treatment, they aren’t effective for a large percentage of patients, and some studies suggest that they’re generally less effective in men. Previous research has pointed to potential effectiveness of…

Norovirus hits shelter for fire evacuees in Chico, second shelter may be affected

Norovirus hits shelter for fire evacuees in Chico, second shelter may be affected »

15 Nov, 2018
Beauty & Health

Norovirus has broken out at a Butte County shelter housing Camp Fire evacuees, and an outbreak is suspected at a second shelter. Fifteen to 20 people staying at Neighborhood Church of Chico have become ill, and lab tests have confirmed they have norovirus, said Lisa Almaguer, spokeswoman for the Butte County Public Health Department. Fire…