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Medical Unilever to acquire Horlicks and GSK's Health Food Drinks portfolio
Author: 0 Unilever to acquire Horlicks and GSK's Health Food Drinks portfolio

Horlicks was originally introduced in India in the 1930s. The second-biggest deal by value in the consumer goods space is that of Diageo picking up majority stake in United Spirits. Its product portfolio, with a long history in India, is supported by strong nutritional claims. "We look forward to welcoming new brands and great talent into the Unilever and HUL family, once the transaction is complete", Mehta said.

Medical CDC: You can eat some romaine lettuce; check labels
Author: 0 CDC: You can eat some romaine lettuce; check labels

With the growing and harvesting season over there, according to the FDA, people may eat romaine lettuce that has been hydroponically or greenhouse grown, or has been harvested from the winter growing desert regions of the United States, and is labeled such.

Medical Citizens urged to get tested for HIV
Author: 0 Citizens urged to get tested for HIV

The theme for the 2018 World AIDS Day commemoration is " Know Your Status " which brings into spotlight the importance of urging people to know their HIV infection status by getting tested. "It is not advisable to say you know the symptoms hence you will not test, it takes a while for the symptoms to show up", he stated. "The good news is that for those who are HIV positive, the government has enough drugs and plans in place to support and treat the affected for free".

Medical Opioid-Related Deaths Keep Rising As Pain Pill Prescriptions Fall - Hit & Run
Author: 0 Opioid-Related Deaths Keep Rising As Pain Pill Prescriptions Fall - Hit & Run

Life expectancy in the USA continued to decline previous year even though the 10 leading causes of death remained unchanged, three separate reports released on Thursday showed. Suicide rates also continued a worrying rise. Some of the states in those regions-Kentucky, Tennessee, and New Mexico, for instance-also face notably higher mortality rates for drug overdoses , when compared to a CDC map released earlier this year.

Medical Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is second worst in history
Author: 0 Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is second worst in history

The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry says. So far this outbreak has 198 confirmed deaths and 47 probable ones. But it has drawn concern to areas that are virtually inaccessible because of the threat of rebel groups. It is not clear how many Centres for Disease Control and Prevention workers are now forced to tackle the outbreak from DRC's capital, Kinshasa, almost 1 600km away.

Medical Controversial gene editing of embryos stopped by the Chinese authorities
Author: 0 Controversial gene editing of embryos stopped by the Chinese authorities

He Jiankui , a Chinese researcher, center, speaks during the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong , Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Harvard University's Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology David Liu says: "It's an appalling example of what not to do with a new technology that has incredible potential to benefit society".

Medical Climate change the biggest health risk of this century
Author: 0 Climate change the biggest health risk of this century

Beggs stated that Australia once led the world in usage of renewable energy sources but now lags behind others. Accordingly, 18 million more people at risk the heat were in last year's waves exposed as 2016. Between 2010, and 2016, air pollution concentrations worsened in nearly 70% of cities around the globe, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries.

Medical Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV
Author: 0 Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

I know the whole Labour Party is proud of him. He said he had made a decision to speak out to help others to seek treatment, fight the stigma surrounding the disease, and because this Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of World AIDS day .

Medical AWS Announces Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) & Amazon Managed Blockchain
Author: 0 AWS Announces Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) & Amazon Managed Blockchain

Once customers receive satellite data at a ground station, they can immediately process it in an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, store it in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), apply AWS analytics and machine learning services to gain insights, and use Amazon's network to move the data to other regions and processing facilities.

Medical How Lengthy Does It Take To Poop Lego?
Author: 0 How Lengthy Does It Take To Poop Lego?

Scientists swallow toy heads to solve burning question Six curious scientists have answered a freaky call of doodie to explore how long it takes for a piece of Lego , the children's toy, to complete its wonderful journey through the body once it's been swallowed.

Author: 0 Life expectancy in the U.S. continues to fall

Robert Redfield, CDC director, said in a statement Thursday. In 2017, over 2.8 million Americans died, an increase by approximately 70,000 from the previous year and the most deaths in a single year since the U.S. A third report found that suicide rates also continue to climb, particularly among rural Americans. It continued in 2016 and now the numbers for 2017 have been tallied and appear to follow the same downward slope.

Medical Eastern Europe: number of HIV diagnoses reached a peak
Author: 0 Eastern Europe: number of HIV diagnoses reached a peak

In the East, there are 51.1 new HIV cases in 100,000 people, which is far more than the 6.4 new diagnoses for the same number of people in the West. While unprotected male homosexual sexual intercourses remain the main cause of transmission in European Union and European Economic Area, intravenous drug use and heterosexual sex was the main mode of HIV transmission in Eastern Europe, the report stated.

Medical Chinese Scientist Addresses Controversial Gene-Edited Births
Author: 0 Chinese Scientist Addresses Controversial Gene-Edited Births

He Jiankui told a packed Hong Kong biomedical conference he was "proud" to have successfully altered the DNA of twin girls born to an HIV-positive father, an apparent medical breakthrough. CRISPR-Cas9 is a technology that allows scientists to essentially cut and paste DNA, raising hope of genetic fixes for disease, but there are concerns about safety and ethics.

Medical Coli Outbreak, CDC Warns The United States
Author: 0 Coli Outbreak, CDC Warns The United States

Last year, this outbreak was actually linked to some leafy greens which were sold in the United States as well as Canada. Not all types of romaine lettuce contain the E. Most E. coli strains are harmless to humans, but some varieties can cause severe illness. Most of the individuals who became sick reported eating romaine lettuce before their illnesses occurred.

Medical 2nd gene-edited pregnancy reported, scientist claims
Author: 0 2nd gene-edited pregnancy reported, scientist claims

He Jiankui, who goes by "JK", studied at Rice and Stanford universities in the US before returning to his homeland to open a lab at Southern University of Science and Technology of China in Shenzhen, where he also has two genetics companies.

Medical 98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet
Author: 0 98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet

The study , which was led by Stanford University's Sanjay Basu, found that health care providers may see a 20-percent global increase in demand for insulin in order to effectively treat type 2 diabetics. The limited production of insulin affects Africa and Asia, in spite of UN's high commitment to treat this non-communicable disease. At the same time, global insulin use is projected to rise from 526 million 1000-unit vials in 2018 to 634 million in 2030, and will be highest in Asia (322 ...

Medical Researchers make breakthrough in potential treatment for peanut allergy
Author: 0 Researchers make breakthrough in potential treatment for peanut allergy

He continued: "We were pleased to find that two-thirds of the people in the study were able to tolerate the equivalent of two peanuts per day after nine to 12 months of treatment". - There could soon be a new treatment option to help millions of people who suffer from peanut allergies. "This is not a quick fix, and it doesn't mean people with peanut allergy will be able to eat peanuts whenever they want", says allergist Jay Lieberman, MD, vice chair of the ACAAI Food Allergy Committee and ...

Medical 2 in New Hampshire affected by E coli linked to lettuce
Author: 0 2 in New Hampshire affected by E coli linked to lettuce

Two cases were in Illinois, neither of which resulted in hospitalization, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Manager of Health Protection at Ottawa Public Health Sherry Beadle confirmed that a local person, under the age of 65, had contracted the illness.

Medical Antibiotic Resistance Is A Global Threat Which Must Be Addressed
Author: 0 Antibiotic Resistance Is A Global Threat Which Must Be Addressed

Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections only - they cannot cure viral infections, as Dr. Hisham Ziglam, Senior Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Hamad General Hospital explained. If measures aren't taken to stop anitbiotic resistance - like using the drugs in health animals - common infections could one day become deadly when medications fail.

Medical Adriana Lima thanks crowd at final Victoria's Secret show
Author: 0 Adriana Lima thanks crowd at final Victoria's Secret show

On Thursday, November 8 (November 9 in the Philippines), Kelsey made fashion history as the first-ever Filipina to walk the runway of VSFS. When it came to the runway - which we'll be able to watch in full when the whole show premieres on December 2 - Duckie looked bloody phenomenal.

Author: 0 Should kids get flu shot or nasal spray vaccine?

This decrease contributed to one of the deadliest flu seasons in decades. It's not worth experiencing, if you can prevent it with the flu shot. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three or four influenza viruses this year. One is that the flu vaccine can give you the flu. Flu shots will be provided to anyone over the age of 6 months and will be free to anyone with proof of health insurance.

Medical Study finds that morning people are less likely to get breast cancer
Author: 0 Study finds that morning people are less likely to get breast cancer

Dr. Sowmiya Moorthie, senior policy analyst in epidemiology at PHG Foundation, who was not involved in the research, added that the study's major strength is the use of "multiple approaches to examine the links between sleep traits and breast cancer , which allows the researchers to demonstrate consistency in their findings".

Medical Uganda starts Ebola vaccination for high-risk health workers
Author: 0 Uganda starts Ebola vaccination for high-risk health workers

In some cases, the virus is spread through contact with someone who has died from the disease. The World Health Organization, CDC and other global health organizations say they are anxious about the current Ebola outbreak spreading to port cities like Butembo, which will only exacerbate infection transmission rates.

Medical MA pols wary of new Rx opioid
Author: 0 MA pols wary of new Rx opioid

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., released a lengthy statement regarding the drug's approval, reading, in part: "the drug is delivered in a stable form that makes it ideally suited for certain special circumstances where patients may not be able to swallow oral medication, and where access to intravenous pain relief is not possible".

Medical Sam dead after slug swallow dare
Author: 0 Sam dead after slug swallow dare

But after swallowing the slug, Ballard contracted a rat lungworm - a parasitic worm ( Angiostrongylus cantonensis ) that lives in rodents and can be passed onto snails and slugs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .

Medical SELZER: 2019 health insurance enrollment has changes
Author: 0 SELZER: 2019 health insurance enrollment has changes

Enrollees can choose one of eight Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of DE plans that are available for purchase in 2019 or they will be automatically re-enrolled in a plan that is similar to the one they now have. As part of two changes to the ACA last week, federal health officials issued a new guidance giving states more flexibility to manage their own health insurance markets.

Medical Flu Shot Now Available
Author: 0 Flu Shot Now Available

Does the vaccine work right away? Tamiflu and Relenza help you get better faster, but what about treating all the terrible symptoms with the flu? Free flu shots are available for some this week. The reason being that the vaccine either has a killed (inactivated) form of the virus that is not infectious or it is made with proteins from a flu vaccine virus that is attenuated "weakened" and therefore can not cause the flu.

Medical Dogs can be trained to sniff out malaria
Author: 0 Dogs can be trained to sniff out malaria

Identifying people infected with the malaria parasite, but not presenting symptoms, is critical as they can be treated with antimalarial drugs and the spread of the disease can be prevented. A team of researchers say they have trained a special set of dogs to sniff out malaria parasites on clothes, the aim of which is to help physicians in the effective diagnosis and treatment of the tropical disease.

Medical More Than 90% of World’s Children Don’t Breathe Clean Air, WHO Reports
Author: 0 More Than 90% of World’s Children Don’t Breathe Clean Air, WHO Reports

The global research team working on the study included scientists from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, the University of Colorado Boulder, NASA, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, the Norwegian Meteorological Institute as well as the University of York's Stockholm Environment Institute.

Medical Breast Cancer Care launches Alexa tool to help women spot key signs
Author: 0 Breast Cancer Care launches Alexa tool to help women spot key signs

Rhonda is fighting Metastatic Breast Cancer , that's when the cancer has spread to other organs. The knowledge sharing session, covered topics on symptoms, early detection, prevention methods and treatment of breast cancer . More specifically for women, breast cancer causing 15 per cent of cancer deaths which is distressing. As a result, increasing number of people are opting regular screening tests, which in turn is driving the global breast cancer screening market.

Medical Adenovirus outbreak claims 9th child at New Jersey facility
Author: 0 Adenovirus outbreak claims 9th child at New Jersey facility

Shereef Elnahal in a statement . Health officials found minor hand-washing deficiencies at the facility during visits last week, and have been working with the center on infection-control issues, the health department said. "As a result, facility staff have diligently implemented all available infection control and prevention measures in order to protect the health and safety of the Wanaque Center's residents".

Medical Rare Polio-Like Condition Suspected In Ingham County Man
Author: 0 Rare Polio-Like Condition Suspected In Ingham County Man

The CDC first identified AFM cases in the U.S.in 2014. In 2014, a wave of cases of acute flaccid myelitis coincided with outbreaks of EV-D68 across the country.But the CDC says it has not consistently found EV-D68 in confirmed cases since then.

Medical Cavs' Love to miss against Pistons with sore left foot
Author: 0 Cavs' Love to miss against Pistons with sore left foot

A 40-point third quarter helped it erase a 16-point halftime deficit. Cavaliers guards clearly made an effort to be more aggressive in attacking the basket early, something that Lue emphasized prior to the game. The Cleveland Cavaliers are bad without LeBron James - like, 0-wins bad - but that's not such a awful thing if you're a fan looking to score a REALLY cheap ticket last minute.

Medical Can eating organic food prevent cancer? A new study suggests yes
Author: 0 Can eating organic food prevent cancer? A new study suggests yes

Among 68,946 participants (78% female; mean age at baseline, 44.2 years), 1,340 first incident cancer cases were identified during follow-up, with the most prevalent being 459 breast cancers , 180 prostate cancers , 135 skin cancers, 99 colorectal cancers, 47 non-Hodgkin lymphomas, and 15 other lymphomas.

Medical New pathology guidelines to help fight breast cancer
Author: 0 New pathology guidelines to help fight breast cancer

We need to step out of our bubble where you can not even say the words "breast" and " cancer " together aloud", says Farah Mahmood, coming out of a Pinktober workshop. Till recently, there were no standard guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. "I always feel like I don't need to worry about hereditary cancer because they have my back".

Medical 5th suspected case of rare muscle-weakening illness being investigated in MA
Author: 0 5th suspected case of rare muscle-weakening illness being investigated in MA

Since the first wave of AFM cases in 2014, the CDC has confirmed 386 cases of AFM. "CDC is actively investigating AFM cases and monitoring disease activity", the agency said. "Even with the spike of cases that we have at the moment, it's still an incredibly rare condition", Friedman said. These kids have a sudden onset of weakness.

Medical Health Matters: Should you get the Flu Shot?
Author: 0 Health Matters: Should you get the Flu Shot?

Three clinics are scheduled for October 25: Inglis Court and Yardley Place from 9-10 a.m., and Sussex Arms from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Flu vaccines need to be administered every year because the vaccine declines in the body's immune system over time and because the flu virus changes each year.