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FDA approves marketing for a contraception app for the 1st time

FDA approves marketing for a contraception app for the 1st time

In a statement, the FDA warns that the app is not foolproof in preventing pregnancies- but can be effective if used correctly and carefully. (Though the Natural Cycles app does not protect against Sexually Transmitted Infections.) It works using a contraceptive method known as fertility awareness, in which women are aware of which days each month they are likely to be fertile and can get pregnant. Consulte Mais Informação

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West Nile virus confirmed in mosquitoes trapped in Lindsay area

The health unit warns people that most people infected with the virus either have no symptoms at all or come down with flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches and fatigue. "Although the risk of becoming infected with WNv is low, protecting yourself against mosquito bites can help reduce the risk even further". Less than one percent of individuals develop more severe illnesses as a result of their infection, including meningitis and encephalitis, which can be life threatening. Consulte Mais Informação

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Possible hepatitis A exposure reported in Fort Smith, vaccination clinics set

Possible hepatitis A exposure reported in Fort Smith, vaccination clinics set

Many show no symptoms, the Health Department said. The ADH is planning hep A vaccination clinics in Sebastian County. The ADH is now advising those who exhibit symptoms of hepatitis A - which include but are not limited to "fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting" and even jaundice - to seek medical treatment, though not everyone with the condition shows symptoms. Consulte Mais Informação

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Hedeker Wealth LLC Decreases Holdings in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS)

Hedeker Wealth LLC Decreases Holdings in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS)

The company has a quick ratio of 1.88, a current ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Tuesday, July 3 by Morgan Stanley. "With the increased demand for patient care anticipated in future years as a result of the expansion of coverage through the Affordable Care Act, the primary care physician shortage, aging of the population and epidemic of chronic disease, telehealth gives us the opportunity to offer high quality care to an expanded ... Consulte Mais Informação

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West Nile detected in Dresden

West Nile detected in Dresden

Minimize time spent outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active. The health district said mosquito testing, which began in June is expected to continue through the late fall. Use insect repellent containing DEET when outside. Officials first began seeing a significant increase in early July and the trend has continued as the humid months wear on. Consulte Mais Informação

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Why too much sleep could kill you

Why too much sleep could kill you

Staying in bed for more than 10 hours was also linked to a 56% increased risk of death from stroke and a 49% increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease. The researchers admit that the study was limited because the duration of sleep was self-reported. More than eight hours of shut-eye is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and death, compared to sleeping less than seven hours. Consulte Mais Informação

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Drug-related deaths rising in Taunton Deane, figures reveal

Drug-related deaths rising in Taunton Deane, figures reveal

The recent ONS stats revealed that deaths from the misuse of drugs were highest in the north; with north-east England having 83.2 deaths per 1 million people, compared to London 24.6 per 1 million people. And fatalities from so-called "legal highs", such as spice, reduced by more than a half in 2017, from 123 in 2016 to 61. ONS health analysis statistician Ellie Osborn said: " The figures published (on Monday) show that the level of drug poisoning deaths in 2017 remained stable". Consulte Mais Informação

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