• Global Cannabis Report Offers Key Market Trends, Analysis Across 7 Regions
Global Cannabis Report Offers Key Market Trends, Analysis Across 7 Regions

This report offers an examination and increment pace of the market in these districts covering North America (United States , Canada and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia and Italy), Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India and Southeast Asia), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia), Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE,...

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  • Stave off dementia with a healthy lifestyle, advises WHO
Stave off dementia with a healthy lifestyle, advises WHO

Getting regular exercise, not smoking , avoiding harmful use of alcohol, controlling their weight , eating a healthy diet, and maintaining healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are the new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization ( WHO ).

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  • Group to examine impact of body image on young people’s mental health
Group to examine impact of body image on young people’s mental health

The Mental Health Foundation survey also found about one in five adults felt "disgusted" or "shame" due to their body image in the previous year. And it shows in how those who do suffer with these common conditions feel at work, with only 14% thinking they can talk about them.

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  • Mental Health Week a chance to 'get loud' about wellness
Mental Health Week a chance to 'get loud' about wellness

A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds North Dakota had the country's largest increase in suicide rates - 57% - between 1999 and 2016. Imagine if we said, "He is so cancer", like the way we say, "He is so bipolar". "Julia's advocacy should inspire us all to work together to end the stigma around childhood mental ...

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  • Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 979
Ebola death toll in DR Congo rises to 979

The volatile security situation has impeded efforts to control the virus' spread as health teams can not safely go to all the areas where disease transmission is happening. Efforts to roll back the contagious hemorrhagic fever have been hampered by rebel attacks on health facilities and clinics. In a statement , the WHO's panel of experts announ...

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  • OH urges measles vaccination amid outbreaks around US
OH urges measles vaccination amid outbreaks around US

Shira Miller, PIC founder and president. “Individuals born in 1957 or thereafter, and are uncertain whether they have been adequately vaccinated against measles should discuss their risk with their healthcare provider. The number of cases of measles among Los Angeles County residents this year has risen to seven. The virus is commonly found in va...

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  • Eat walnuts to cut risk of heart disease
Eat walnuts to cut risk of heart disease

For the study, the researchers recruited 45 participants with overweight or obesity who were between the ages of 30 and 65. The participants were asked to follow a diet rich in alpha-linoleic acid, which is found in walnuts. So it appears that there is something additional in walnuts that are advantageous, might be their bioactive compounds or fi...

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  • Cruise ship quarantined in St Lucia for measles heads to Curacao
Cruise ship quarantined in St Lucia for measles heads to Curacao

On Thursday, the ship's doctor requested 100 doses of the measles vaccine, according to a statement from the St. Lucia Department of Health and Wellness , "and this is now being provided from our supplies, at no cost". Health officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Friday. Depending on when other passengers were exposed...

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  • House Lawmakers Hold First-Ever Hearing Today On Medicare For All
House Lawmakers Hold First-Ever Hearing Today On Medicare For All

Sara Collins, vice president of healthcare coverage and access at the Commonwealth Fund, made the provider rate the focal issue of her testimony, noting that finding the proper rate is one of the "critical design issues" of any public plan.

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  • Starbucks Debuts Bright Pink 'Dragon Drink' As a New Permanent Menu Item
Starbucks Debuts Bright Pink 'Dragon Drink' As a New Permanent Menu Item

For summer season, the Seattle based company also has a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino, a Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino and the formerly launched S'mores Frappuccino, on their menu item resulting from feedback. Starbucks describes the beverage as a "tropical, crave-able combination of fruity and creamy refreshment". Tuesday also marks the...

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  • Surge in U.S. measles cases leads to extraordinary measures
Surge in U.S. measles cases leads to extraordinary measures

Sixty people have been hospitalized, and the case numbers continue to climb, although in some regions, like the Pacific Northwest, outbreaks have subsided. Officials say it depends on a few factors: if you were vaccinated, when you were vaccinated, or if you lost documentation proving you got the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot.

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  • Measles quarantine orders at 2 LA universities
Measles quarantine orders at 2 LA universities

In Los Angeles , health officials say more than 650 people may have been exposed to the virus at two universities . Dozens of people at two California universities have been quarantined as United States health officials battle to stop the spread of a nationwide measles outbreak, authorities said on Thursday.

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  • Ground Beef Recalled on E. coli Fears
Ground Beef Recalled on E. coli Fears

The CDC said the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and state officials are continuing their trace-back investigations to find the source of raw ground beef supplied to grocery stores and restaurants where the sick people ate, but so far a common distributor hasn't been found.

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  • Kids Under One Should Not be Exposed to Electronic Screens
Kids Under One Should Not be Exposed to Electronic Screens

Sedentary screen time for this group of children under age 5 should be no more than one hour and less is better. Instead, "when sedentary, engaging in reading and storytelling with a caregiver is encouraged", the organisation said of young children.

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  • World's first malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi
World's first malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi

Pedro Alonso, director of WHO's malaria program, said similar vaccination programs would begin in the coming weeks in Kenya and Ghana , with the aim of reaching about 360,000 children per year across the three countries. Earlier, the smaller trials found that the vaccine prevented 4 in 10 cases of malaria including 3 in 10 cases of life-threaten...

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  • Measles outbreak just set a unsafe record
Measles outbreak just set a unsafe record

Europe is one of the worst affected regions, which has been... "We need to work together to improve immunization delivery so that all children are protected from preventable diseases". In 2017, for example, Nigeria had the highest number of children under one year of age who missed out on the first dose, at almost 4 million. When just looking...

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  • NYC issues summonses to 3 parents over measles vaccine
NYC issues summonses to 3 parents over measles vaccine

Three new cases of measles were identified Wednesday in MI, and those people may have exposed others to the virus, according to state health officials cited by the Detroit Free Press . "This decision will protect New Yorkers from a very unsafe infection with potentially fatal consequences". The US politicians and media take a condescending attit...

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  • HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease
HIV used to cure 'bubble boy' disease

For years, stem-cell transplantation from a matched sibling was a patient's best hope for survival, Mamcarz said. The disease remains a source of great interest to researchers. But that has turned around, she said. He is "mixing with people and living like a normal toddler", St. Jude's officials said. Two more infants have been treated since the ...

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  • Eating more than 25g of red meat a day 'raises cancer risk'
Eating more than 25g of red meat a day 'raises cancer risk'

Eating a lot of red meat - like beef, lamb or pork - also increases the risk, it revealed. Even small amounts of red and processed meat - such as a rasher of bacon a day - can increase the risk of bowel cancer, according to research. The study Diet and Colorectal Cancer has been published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology . We...

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  • U.S. CDC says ground beef possible source of E.coli outbreak
U.S. CDC says ground beef possible source of E.coli outbreak

Sixty-three of the 75 people they interviewed - 84% - reported eating ground beef. According to CNN , no single supplier, distributor or brand has been tapped as the direct source. They begin, on average, three to four days after ingesting the bacteria. In some cases, some individuals infected wtih E.coli can develop hemolytic uremic syndrom...

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  • AG William Barr testifies in House hearing
AG William Barr testifies in House hearing

A federal judge in Washington refused on Tuesday to fast-track the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russian Federation investigation, ruling that a group suing for those records had failed to show that it would be irreparably harmed by a slower disclosure process.

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  • Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer
Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer

Meanwhile, excess calcium is shown to increase risk of death from cancer. "This study also confirms the importance of identifying the nutrient source when evaluating mortality outcomes". During the median follow-up of six years, 3,613 of the study participants died. Nutrients found in foods "can protect us from diseases, so focus on your diet...

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  • Bernie Sanders, now a millionaire, pledges to release tax returns by Monday
Bernie Sanders, now a millionaire, pledges to release tax returns by Monday

In an interview last week, Sanders' campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, said the senator and his wife, Jane, wanted to finish their 2018 taxes first. "We are going to release 10 years of our tax returns, and we hope that on that day Donald Trump will do the same", he also said.

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  • NY orders measles vaccinations in Brooklyn amid outbreak, mayor says
NY orders measles vaccinations in Brooklyn amid outbreak, mayor says

The city's largest measles outbreak since 1991 has mainly been confined to the Orthodox Jewish community in the borough of Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighbourhood, with 285 cases confirmed since October, de Blasio said at a news conference on Tuesday.

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  • Candida auris outbreak: Superbug fungus has sickened hundreds, CDC says
Candida auris outbreak: Superbug fungus has sickened hundreds, CDC says

The first reported case of C. auris occurred in the United States in 2013, when a 61-year-old woman with respiratory failure came to NY from the United Arab Emirates, according to the Times . The infection can become fatal in 30%-60% of patients. The CDC also reports that it can cause bloodstream and ear infections - not to mention death...

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  • Island Health confirms case of tuberculosis in Victoria
Island Health confirms case of tuberculosis in Victoria

Island Health is asking people who may have been exposed to measles to monitor for symptoms for 21 days after the exposure date . Doctors have confirmed another case of measles, this time on Vancouver Island. Rarely, those who are fully immunized can get measles but they often have a milder illness and are less infectious to others. "This is...

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  • Senate triggers 'nuclear option' to speed through confirmation of Trump appointees
Senate triggers 'nuclear option' to speed through confirmation of Trump appointees

Trump touched on the problem in remarks made Tuesday night, when he told the National Republican Congressional Committee that Democrats "have health care right now ..." Democrats mocked President Donald Trump on Tuesday for pushing back his promise of sweeping healthcare reform until after the 2020 election, and said they were happy to make i...

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  • Trump Punts Obamacare Fight Until After 2020 Election
Trump Punts Obamacare Fight Until After 2020 Election

Despite a Texas judge ruling the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate was unconstitutional, Trump has so far failed to fulfill one of his largest 2016 campaign promises that he would repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's eponymous health care plan.

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  • Federal judge vacates Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky
Federal judge vacates Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky

Matt Bevin meant to cancel Medicaid expansion entirely if he didn't get his way: "The Court can not concur that ... states are so armed to refashion the program Congress designed in any way they choose". The future is less certain in MI, where Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month said she would ask the Republican-led Legislature to change ...

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  • Measles confirmed in 15 states, outbreaks declared in five
Measles confirmed in 15 states, outbreaks declared in five

Most of those infected in the outbreak have been children. "There will not be law enforcement or deputy sheriffs asking for vaccination records". Day also said he believed the ban was an unprecedented step in the USA, reported the AP. "We must not allow this outbreak to continue", County Executive Ed Day said during a news conference .

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