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New York Governor Passes Historic Cooling Tower Regulation to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreaks
8/21/2015 1:31:20 PM
On August 17th, 2015, Governor Cuomo of New York announced new emergency health regulations mandating that all cooling towers across the state must be registered, inspected and tested to help prevent the spread of Legionella bacteria. This is the first regulation in the United States that requires, by law, Legionella testing in cooling towers as well as establishes …
Eating ‘on the go’ could lead to weight gain, new research finds
Eating ‘on the go’ could lead to weight gain, new research finds
8/21/2015 10:34:42 AM
In a new study published today in the Journal of Health Psychology, researchers from the University of Surrey have found dieters who eat ‘on the go’ may increase their food intake later in the day which could lead to weight gain and obesity.  The findings from the study also showed that eating while walking around triggered more overeating compared to eating during other forms …
Nine risk factors may contribute to two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases worldwide
Nine risk factors may contribute to two-thirds of Alzheimer’s cases worldwide
8/21/2015 10:19:32 AM
Nine potentially modifiable risk factors may contribute to up to two thirds of Alzheimer’s disease cases worldwide, suggests an analysis of the available evidence, published online in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry . The analysis indicates the complexity of Alzheimer’s disease development and just how varied the risk factors for it are. But the …
The Elizabeth Hospice Offers Workshop for Adults Experiencing the Loss of a Sibling
The Elizabeth Hospice Offers Workshop for Adults Experiencing the Loss of a Sibling
8/19/2015 12:14:16 PM
The Elizabeth Hospice is hosting an eight-week support group for adults who have experienced the loss a sibling. The workshop will meet Wednesdays starting September 9, 2015 through October 28, 2015 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at The Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice located at 930 Canterbury Place, Escondido 92025.   The focus of this workshop deals with …
Widespread Flooding in Tampa Causes Property Damage and Health Concerns
8/19/2015 10:24:13 AM
The first three days of August brought a month’s worth of rain to Tampa.  Parts of the metro area reportedly received up to 18 inches of rain and the region recorded measurable rain for 14 days straight. With the area soaked, the rain had nowhere to go. In many parts of the city, flooding and leaking homes and buildings resulted in extensive property damage.   Now that the …
Superbugs and Exposure Concerns for California’s Health Club Members
Superbugs and Exposure Concerns for California’s Health Club Members
8/19/2015 9:52:27 AM
There are over 30,000 health clubs with approximately 50 million members in the United States. Thousands of these gyms are located across California and are regularly visited by the state’s many health-conscious residents. For most people, going to the gym and getting in a workout is a way to improve their athletic skills, personal appearance and overall health. …
FDA approves first treatment for sexual desire disorder
FDA approves first treatment for sexual desire disorder
8/19/2015 9:43:36 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Addyi (flibanserin) to treat acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women. Prior to Addyi’s approval, there were no FDA-approved treatments for sexual desire disorders in men or women. “Today’s approval provides women distressed by their low sexual desire with an approved treatment …
SIMTICS CEO Offers Medical eLearning as a Solution to the Impending Healthcare Professional Shortage, as Demand for Doctors Steadily Rises in America
SIMTICS CEO Offers Medical eLearning as a Solution to the Impending Healthcare Professional Shortage, as Demand for Doctors Steadily Rises in America
8/19/2015 12:24:32 AM
There will be a shortage of 12.9 million healthcare workers by 2035, according to a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO), entitled ‘A Universal Truth: No Health Without a Workforce’. With the Baby Boomer generation now aging, the demand for doctors is steadily on the rise, and fast becoming a national problem. Currently, the healthcare professional …
Free Legionella Pocket Guide & Webinar Offered by EMSL Analytical, Inc.
Free Legionella Pocket Guide & Webinar Offered by EMSL Analytical, Inc.
8/18/2015 1:03:19 PM
The worst outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York’s history has already claimed 12 lives and infected over 100 people as of Monday, August 10th. The outbreak occurred in the South Bronx and has over 1.4 million residents of the borough along with surrounding communities on edge. With health and safety officials scrambling to prevent more illnesses, EMSL Analytical, Inc. …
Pivotal Phase II study showed Roche’s investigational immunotherapy atezolizumab shrank tumours in people with a specific type of lung cancer
Pivotal Phase II study showed Roche’s investigational immunotherapy atezolizumab shrank tumours in people with a specific type of lung cancer
8/18/2015 11:50:02 AM
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced that in the large pivotal Phase II study, BIRCH, the investigational cancer immunotherapy atezolizumab (MPDL3280A; anti-PDL1) met its primary endpoint and shrank tumours (objective response rate; ORR) in people with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease expressed PD-L1 (Programmed Death …
Children of Military Parents, Caregivers at Greater Risk for Adverse Outcomes
8/18/2015 11:42:21 AM
Children with parents or caregivers currently serving in the military had a higher prevalence of substance use, violence, harassment and weapon-carrying than their nonmilitary peers in a study of California school children, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics . While most young people whose families are connected to the military demonstrate …
Mosquito-repelling chemicals identified in traditional sweetgrass
Mosquito-repelling chemicals identified in traditional sweetgrass
8/18/2015 9:47:49 AM
Native North Americans have long adorned themselves and their homes with fragrant sweetgrass ( Hierochloe odorata ), a native plant used in traditional medicine, to repel biting insects, and mosquitoes in particular. Now, researchers report that they have identified the compounds in sweetgrass that keep these bugs at bay. The team will describe their approach in one of more …
Summer Allergens & Indoor Air Quality Issues in Texas the Cause of many Allergic Reactions
Summer Allergens & Indoor Air Quality Issues in Texas the Cause of many Allergic Reactions
8/17/2015 11:55:26 AM
Many Texans associate allergies with spring, but allergies can be a problem for people any month of the year and the summer season is no exception. Summer allergies can be caused by seasonal outdoor culprits or due to the presence of indoor allergens.    Two of the most common causes of summer allergies are due to the presence of pollen and mold. Depending on where a person …
Quiet design: Hospital experiments with sound panels to reduce noise
Quiet design: Hospital experiments with sound panels to reduce noise
8/17/2015 11:19:44 AM
One of the most common complaints about hospitals is the noise. Patients complain that they can’t sleep soundly in the environment of multiple monitors, paging systems, wheel chairs and gurneys, and carts that squeak. Ongoing efforts at the University of Michigan Health System are making the hospital quieter , and the hospital has tested sound panels designed to dial down …
Chickenpox vaccination does increase shingles cases, but mainly in young adults
Chickenpox vaccination does increase shingles cases, but mainly in young adults
8/14/2015 11:53:01 AM
Vaccinating one-year-olds against chickenpox could temporarily nearly double the incidence of shingles in the wider population, but in younger adults than previously thought. The effect occurs because vaccination reduces the likelihood of adults who experienced chickenpox as a child being re-exposed to the virus. Re-exposure boosts immunity to shingles, caused by the same …
Legionnaires’ Disease is Not Just a Health Concern in New York City
8/14/2015 11:29:15 AM
Recently, it was announced that 12 victims of Legionnaires’ disease have died in New York. This news was in conjunction with reports that the number of infected people had also risen from 108 to 113. While the media has focused most of their attention on this historic outbreak in the South Bronx, there have been others in New York and across the nation who have also been …
NIH analysis shows Americans are in pain
NIH analysis shows Americans are in pain
8/13/2015 9:14:50 AM
A new analysis of data from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) has found that most American adults have experienced some level of pain, from brief to more lasting pain, and from relatively minor to more severe pain. The analysis helps to unravel the complexities of a Nation in pain. It found that an estimated 25.3 million adults (11.2 percent) had pain every day …
CyboEnergy Releases On/Off-Grid Solar Power System Design Guide
CyboEnergy Releases On/Off-Grid Solar Power System Design Guide
8/12/2015 7:43:37 PM
CyboEnergy, Inc. (Rancho Cordova, CA), the developer of the world’s first solar power Mini-Inverter that possesses the key merits of both central inverters and microinverters, announced today that it has released an On/Off-Grid Solar Power System Design Guide. This guide will help customers and installers to design on-grid and on/off-grid renewable energy systems with battery …
AHN Cancer Survivor Starts Non-profit Foundation after The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Grants Her Wish
AHN Cancer Survivor Starts Non-profit Foundation after The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort Grants Her Wish
8/12/2015 10:40:11 AM
Carol Glock, a breast cancer survivor from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, never dared to dream that she would get to fulfill her sons’  “Bucket List” to golf on the world-renowned The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina. “I know how taxing the journey to recovery can be for a family. On June 6, 2013, I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer.  I was …
New York City Requires Cooling Towers to be Tested and Inspected for Legionella
8/11/2015 3:08:30 PM
All attention has been focused on the ongoing Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in South Bronx, New York. As of August 10th, there have been 12 deaths and over 100 hospitalizations. On August 6th, Mayor deBlasio of New York City announced that every cooling tower must be tested and inspected for Legionella . Estimates now indicate that there are at least 2,500 cooling towers in …