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Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported- CDC Declares FLU as an epidemic

Flu Now Epidemic in U.S., With 15 Child Deaths Reported

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Dec. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The flu has reached epidemic levels in the United States, with 15 children dead so far this season, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

Every state will likely have flu cases within the next few weeks, and more deaths are expected, said Dr. Michael Jhung, a medical officer in CDC’s influenza division.

“We are in the middle of flu season,” Jhung said. “It’s a safe bet that we are going to see flu activity continue to increase for a few more weeks. We are going to see every state in the country affected by flu.”

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This is what UK looks like- are other any better or worse??More Than 50% of Antipsychotics Prescribed Off Label

More Than 50% of Antipsychotics Prescribed Off Label

Liam Davenport December 30, 2014

More than half of the prescriptions for antipsychotics in the United Kingdom are prescribed to individuals with no diagnosis of a serious mental illness (SMI), a major study of primary care records has revealed.

Investigators at University College London also found that off-label antipsychotic prescribing is more likely to occur in women, older people, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

“In this study of antipsychotic prescribing in a large primary care database representative of the UK, approximately half of the prescriptions for first-generation and second-generation antipsychotics are issued to people who have no record of SMI…in their clinical notes,” the researchers, led by Louise Marston, PhD, write.

“Furthermore, they are more likely to be prescribed to older people, who may be more sensitive to adverse effects such as movement disorders and cardiometabolic risk,” they add.

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Probiotics- Help in maintaining the baseline control of Blood Pressure- Latest Study is the evidence

ProbioticFirst What is Evidence Based Medicine? – Is the care of patients using the best available research evidence to guide clinical decision making. It has become a popular movement in medicine in recent years. Critics of the term ask, “Is that not what good doctors have always practiced, at least to the best standards of their day?” But several aspects of the present situation make the term more meaningful.

0 comments on “Word of the day is mirth- linked to holiday season too! Laughter is the best medicine”

Word of the day is mirth- linked to holiday season too! Laughter is the best medicine

Mirth stands for gaiety or jollity, especially when accompanied by laughter: “the excitement and mirth of the holiday season.”

Not to forget my fellow blogger laughter is the best that shows up when you google psychology and worth mirth combined on the search engine. Reading about his/ her posts on humar health and ageing, i could not just stop following. Many would agree that its the best medicine.

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The Unfortunate Concern That Nearly Half of All Cancer Patients Face

Originally By Sean Williams 

Cancer patients’ unfortunate concern


Source: Flickr user Paul Falardeau.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: few, if any, diagnoses are scarier than being told you have cancer.

While this is not something I have myself faced, I was by my mother’s side when she received her diagnosis for stage 3b adenocarcinoma of the lung right after New Year’s Day in 2010. Acting as her caretaker throughout this process, and never missing an appointment, I can fully understand how taxing cancer can be from a physical, emotional, and spiritual perspective.

Along with all of that, cancer is also a monstrous financial burden.

Cancer patients’ unfortunate concern

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::This is probably not the most remarkable of 2014 but also the most extensive in last 24 years::

Sorry if i let out this great formula away from the dieticians who may have a little tough time to make their moola!
American Heart Association journal has just released its lifestyle- based prediction model ( an equation that helps you calculate 20-year risk of CVD ) for primordial prevention of CVD ( cardiovascular disease), developed among 61025 women and 34478 women.

0 comments on “NOW we know that after migrants come to the U.S., their health behavior and health status change the longer they live in the United States”

NOW we know that after migrants come to the U.S., their health behavior and health status change the longer they live in the United States

US immigration is associated with rise in smoking among Latinos and Asians AMY HODGES

Immigration to the U.S. may result in increased smoking in Latino and Asian women, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University, Duke University and the University of Southern California.

The study, “Gender, Acculturation and Smoking Behavior Among U.S. Asian and Latino Immigrants,” examines smoking prevalence and frequency among Asian and Latino U.S. immigrants. The research focuses on how gender differences in smoking behavior are shaped by aspects of acculturation and the original decision to migrate. The study was published in the April issue of the journal Social Science & Medicine and is available online.