Tag: prevent

Bangladesh plans to ban e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh plans to prohibit the sale and use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers, a health official said on Sunday, as countries around the world move to ban devices that have been linked to health risks and teen addiction. “We are actively working to impose a ban on the production, import and sale […]

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Drug-resistant staph spreads easily in households

(Reuters Health) – The superbug MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) can spread easily from people to household pets, according to a new study that underscores the importance of frequent handwashing. MRSA was once rare, and so-called staph infections used to be more easily treated with antibiotics, researchers note in the Lancet Infectious Diseases. But due in […]

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Ready to risk getting cancer or dementia to set foot on Mars? Main health concerns on your way to the Red Planet

Health problems are inevitable in space. You can develop cancer, lose muscle tone or suffer memory loss. The list is long, but the Red Planet appeal is strong. Do you have what it takes to survive a 6-month space trip to Mars? NASA wants humans on Mars by 2035. Scientists are convinced the planet holds […]

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Influential U.S. doctors group calls for ban on vaping products

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The American Medical Association (AMA) on Tuesday called for a total ban on all e-cigarette and vaping products that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as smoking cessation tools. FILE PHOTO: A man uses a vaping product in the Manhattan borough of New York, New York, U.S., September […]

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Diabetes tied to increased risk of hidden spinal fractures

(Reuters Health) – People with type 2 diabetes are more likely than others to develop spinal fractures that sometimes have no obvious symptoms but are tied to increased risk of future broken bones, a research review suggests. The analysis focused on so-called vertebral fractures, also known as compression fractures, that happen when bones in the […]

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Klobuchar claims Warren’s health care plan would kick 149 million Americans off of their current insurance

If 2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s, D-Mass., health care plan comes to fruition, it will bounce 149 million Americans off their current insurance plans, said challenger Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on “State of the Union” Sunday. “[Warren’s] pushing for a policy that I don’t agree with and would kick 149 million Americans off of their […]

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It’s easy to list some of the many everyday items invented and patented by women – the dishwasher, windscreen wipers, the board game Monopoly, to name but a few – but the world is still failing to take full advantage of women’s innovative ideas, a report suggests. Women inventors account for just under 13% of […]

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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea on Wednesday confirmed two additional cases of African swine fever at pig farms in Paju, a town near its border with North Korea, the country’s agriculture ministry said, bringing its total number of cases of the disease to eleven. South Korea is still looking into the source of the virus, […]

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World’s leading experts gather in Seville to discuss the fastest growing health epidemic in Europe now affecting 1 in 4 people. 26 September 2019 – Seville, Spain The Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease prevalence in Europe is a preventable epidemic, leading researchers will report at the EASL Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) Summit 2019 taking place […]

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