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Flu Activity Widespread Across United States, CDC Says

But it is understood that the number of cases has not been as widespread as previous years. It's been less severe so far this year, but federal health officials say they're now seeing sharp increases in flu activity nationwide. "Among hospitalizations so far this year, the highest rates that we are seeing are in those who are under age 5", said Dr. Daniel Jernigan. "We actually work with a number of infectious disease modelers and they are forecasting when they think the peak would be ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Coma Patient in Phoenix Health Facility Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Coma Patient in Phoenix Health Facility Gives Birth to Baby Boy

Chief Executive Officer of Hacienda HealthCare Bill Timmons has resigned days after the patient in a coma gave birth to a baby, according to the website Arizona's Family citing the clinic's statement. Awake but immobile, and apparently unaware, her universe consisted mostly of a room at a Phoenix Hacienda HealthCare facility where she received round-the-clock care. Consulte Mais Informação

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NHS aims to save 500000 more lives in next decade

NHS aims to save 500000 more lives in next decade

Measures outlined in the plan include providing mental health assistance to 345,000 more children and young people and offering whole genome sequencing to children with cancer and young people who have a rare genetic disorder. "And while commitments for the NHS to do more to promote public health are welcome, cuts to local government funding for public health services underline the need for a more consistent approach across government to the population's health". Consulte Mais Informação

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Flu numbers on the rise as 13 children die — CDC

China's current influenza activity level is lower than the same period as in 2018, Authorities have said, citing the latest influenza surveillance statistics. California has been hit particularly hard, with the Los Angeles Times reporting that the flu-related death toll has reached 42. We normally don't see a peak in our flu numbers until around February, so we would definitely recommend that. Consulte Mais Informação

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Cancer breathalyser trial launched in UK

Cancer breathalyser trial launched in UK

The researchers will start by collecting information related to esophageal and stomach cancers before expanding to prostate, kidney, bladder, liver and pancreatic cancers. The idea is to identify if cancer signals are similar or different and how early any signals could be picked up. The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre is operating the trial, which hopes to develop the test which would potentially provide a non-invasive manner to ascertain if someone has cancer at an early stage. Consulte Mais Informação

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Alphabet's Verily Raises USD 1 Billion in Funding Round

Alphabet's Verily Raises USD 1 Billion in Funding Round

Google's Verily , the health technology subsidiary of Google's parent company, Alphabet , announced that it has secured $1 billion funding in a round led by private equity firm Silver Lake . Goldman Sachs and Co LLC acted as financial adviser to the company. To tackle big problems in the fields of health and biology, Verily dabbles in everything from data organization and analytics to product engineering. Consulte Mais Informação

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Blood Pressure Drug Recall: Valsartan, 80 Lots, Pulled for Cancer Worry

Blood Pressure Drug Recall: Valsartan, 80 Lots, Pulled for Cancer Worry

A full list of recalled medication can be found here. Officials say the impurity detected in the finished products is N-nitrosodiethylamine or NDEA. Patients prescribed these medications should continue taking their medication, as the risk of harm to the patient's health may be higher if the treatment is stopped immediately without any alternative treatment. Consulte Mais Informação

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Kentucky now reporting 'widespread' flu activity; numbers worse than last season

Kentucky now reporting 'widespread' flu activity; numbers worse than last season

Two other children have also been taken ill with the disease. During the last flu season was epidemic in Pennsylvania, almost 260 people died from flu or flu-complications. Prior to Christmas, almost 800 cases of the virus had been documented in Ontario, with the majority of infections caused by influenza A, according to a release from Public Health Sudbury and Districts. Consulte Mais Informação

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Little evidence that screen time is harmful for kids, say doctors

Little evidence that screen time is harmful for kids, say doctors

It is impossible to recommend appropriate screen time for children as there is not enough evidence to confirm that it is actually harmful, says a new report. Dr Davie said: "When it comes to screen time I think it is important to encourage parents to do what is right by their family". He said: "There is evidence that strong light into the brain before bedtime reduces the secretion of melatonin, and therefore it can be more hard to get to sleep.' Stopping use an hour before bedtime was ... Consulte Mais Informação

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