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Author: 0 Airline crews at greater risk of cancer says study

But time served was associated with a higher risk of breast cancer in women who never had children and women who had three or more children, researchers said. The authors used self-reported data from 5,366 United States flight attendants and compared it with data from a matching group of 2,729 men and women with similar economic status who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey collected during the same years.

Health Care For first time ever, FDA approves marijuana-derived medicine
Author: 0 For first time ever, FDA approves marijuana-derived medicine

It doesn't contain THC, the ingredient that gives marijuana its mind-altering effect. LGS and Dravet syndrome are rare, severe, refractory epilepsy syndromes that emerge early in childhood. The company has not yet set a price for the drug and said it would work with insurance providers to ensure the medicine would be covered under health plans.

Author: 0 US OKs marijuana-based prescription drug for seizures

A new drug derived from marijuana just became the first of its kind to get the green light from the U.S. government. The Drug Enforcement Administration is expected to reclassify CBD, allowing prescriptions of Epidiolex . GW Pharmaceuticals manufactures another cannabis-derived drug, Sativex , which helps treat muscle spasms from multiple sclerosis. She has not used Epidiolex in her own clinical practice and was not involved in the development of the drug but said she's not sure it will ...

Health Care Herpes Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease
Author: 0 Herpes Virus May Play Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

The research team created computer models that mapped the genes that were disrupted or activated during the progression of Alzheimer's . At the present time, however, he stressed that "the findings do not prove that the virus causes the onset or worsening of Alzheimer's disease".

Health Care Laser pointer burns hole in 9-year-old boy's retina
Author: 0 Laser pointer burns hole in 9-year-old boy's retina

He told doctors he had been playing with a laser pointer his father bought from a street merchant before the symptoms began, CNN reported. A nine years old Greece boy reportedly faced a permanent injury in the left eye as he was repeatedly gazing into the green beam of a laser pointer.

Health Care Moving lump in woman's face was a worm
Author: 0 Moving lump in woman's face was a worm

The lump would cause a little itching and burning in the spot it nestled, but she had no other symptoms. The woman remembered travelling to a rural area of Russian Federation outside of Moscow where she was bitten a lot of times by mosquitoes.

Health Care Alzheimer's Associations Nationwide Observing
Author: 0 Alzheimer's Associations Nationwide Observing "The Longest Day" Today

Researchers in the United States believe the disease may trigger an immune "cascade" which encourages the growth of amyloid plaques. "Not even close. We were trying to find drugs that could be repurposed to treat Alzheimer's patients, but the patterns that emerged from our data-driven analysis all pointed towards these viral biology themes".

Health Care Association Health Plans: How Do You Solve a Problem Like a MEWA?
Author: 0 Association Health Plans: How Do You Solve a Problem Like a MEWA?

However, the rule does allow payers and related organizations to consult or help develop AHPs by providing claims administration , formulary guidance, and provider network design. The new rules substantially expand the circumstances under which association health plans can be created and purchased. Consumer protections will continue to apply to large businesses and AHPs alike.

Health Care IDPH reports first human case of West Nile in 2018
Author: 0 IDPH reports first human case of West Nile in 2018

According to the CDC, vector-borne diseases like Zika virus and West Nile virus have tripled since 2004 . WNV is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. Try to keep doors and windows shut. People can take precautions by removing standing water in pots, containers, pool covers, tires, wheelbarrows, wading pools, roof gutters and other containers that hold water.

Health Care UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service
Author: 0 UK PM vows big funding increase for National Health Service

As she prepared for a major speech in London on Monday, the Prime Minister was coming under pressure to explain exactly how she will pay for the planned 3.4% increase in NHS spending. Mr Dickson said the existing system "will certainly not be able to cope - even with this injection", and the country needs "an honest debate about what the NHS can and cannot do".

Health Care World celebrates 4th International Yoga Day
Author: 0 World celebrates 4th International Yoga Day

Well, the celebrations were not restrained to India only, Eastern naval command staff performed Yoga o board INS Jyothi in the Bay of Bengal off Visakhapatnam. "On the contrary, if we doubt our tradition and culture then the world will not put it's faith in us". "It can show the way in defeating tensions and mindless anxiety", Modi said on Twitter.

Health Care Smoking reaching all-time low with US adults, government report shows
Author: 0 Smoking reaching all-time low with US adults, government report shows

Michael Cummings of the tobacco research program at Medical University of SC. Smoking is at its lowest level ever, but rural residents smoke far more than their city cousins do, according to a federal report released Tuesday. This decrease in rates of smoking is one of the greatest successes of all those campaigns that were targeted towards educating the general public regarding harmful effects of smoking.

Health Care The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace
Author: 0 The theme of International Yoga Day 2018: Yoga for peace

It has the best of our past and presents and a ray of hope for our future. "Instead of further animosity, Yoga assimilates". Yoga is lovely because it is ancient yet modern, and it is constantly evolving, he said. "It unites individuals, families, society, country and the world", the Prime Minister said while leading the fourth International Yoga Day celebrations.

Health Care Are Video Games An Addiction? The World Health Organization Thinks So
Author: 0 Are Video Games An Addiction? The World Health Organization Thinks So

A search on the internet points to a 35-year-old woman who died last year after playing the World of Tanks video game, broadcast on video game streaming service Twitch, for 24 hours. According to the World Health Organization, the disorder is rare. Saxena said parents and friends of video game enthusiasts should still be mindful of a potentially harmful problem.

Health Care Billionaire trio forms health care firm to be based in Boston
Author: 0 Billionaire trio forms health care firm to be based in Boston

Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a professor at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School plus a bestselling author who has penned 4 books. "As employers and as leaders, addressing healthcare is one of the most important things we can do for our employees and their families, as well as for the communities where we all work and live", said Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase .

Health Care Video game addiction is officially a mental health disorder
Author: 0 Video game addiction is officially a mental health disorder

World Health Organisation (WHO ) said classifying " Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will help governments, families and health care workers be more vigilant and prepared to identify the risks. For video game addicts, it might soon be 'game over'. Last year, a study from almost 30 academics opposed the gaming disorder classification, saying their addiction was best viewed as a coping mechanism associated with underlying problems such as anxiety or depression.

Health Care Plant that causes third-degree burns and blindness spotted in Shenandoah Valley
Author: 0 Plant that causes third-degree burns and blindness spotted in Shenandoah Valley

For information on safely handling and eliminating giant hogweed, which requires more than simply cutting it down, Davis suggests reading " Control of Giant Hogweed " from the New York Department of Environmental Conservation . Second, while the giant hogweed's leaves will be about five feet wide and incised, the leaves of its harmless doppelgänger are about half as wide. The Massey Herbarium said it appeared the previous landowner planted the giant hogweed at the site for ornamental reasons.