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Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

 

Newer hormonal birth control linked to lower ovarian cancer risk: Study

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Hormonal contraception methods like a pill, patch, ring or injectable are very effective and popular as birth control, but they can have other health benefits, too. Most of the over 100 million women who use hormonal contraceptives daily are prescribed them for birth control, but a new study says estrogen-containing contraceptives may also lower the risk of ovarian cancer, even years after discontinuing use. While previous research has shown a lower risk of the cancer with birth control, most of the studies lookedRead More


US government estimates 80,000 died of flu and flu complications last winter _ highest toll in at least 4 decades

Daily World News Top Stories business politics US government estimates 80,000 died of flu and flu complications last winter _ highest toll in at least 4 decades Source link Daily World News


APNewsBreak: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in US

Daily World News Top Stories business politics The U.S. government estimates that 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in an interview Tuesday night with The Associated Press. Flu experts knew it was a very bad season, but at least one found size of the estimate surprising. “That’s huge,” said Dr. William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University vaccine expert. The tallyRead More


Why Maryland is putting the cost of a hysterectomy on T-shirts

Daily World News Top Stories business politics This story is from Kaiser Health News. If only patients knew how expensive medical procedures are and how wildly prices vary by hospital, they could be smart shoppers and lower the cost of health care for everybody. At least that’s what policy experts and health insurers keep saying as they promote “consumer-directed” health care and cost-comparison websites. None of it has had much effect. Now, exasperated Maryland officials are presenting hospital cost information in a way they believe Americans might understand: on aRead More


Trump accuses China of election ‘meddling’ against him

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Trump was addressing the UN National Security Council when he made the claim China is attempting to “meddle” in the forthcoming US mid-term elections, President Donald Trump told world leaders during a UN meeting. “They don’t want me or us to win because I am the first president to ever challenge China on trade,” Mr Trump said on Wednesday. Mr Trump did not offer proof for his claim. China and the US have been in aRead More


PlayStation backs down in Fortnite cross-play row

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright EPic games Sony is to let gamers on PlayStation consoles play against those using rival devices, the company has announced. Many games already let those using a PC, Nintendo Switch or Xbox One play together online, but Sony had refused to take part. It had previously cited child protection as one of the reasons it blocked cross-play. However, it said it had “identified a path” to allowing cross-play on some games, starting with Fortnite. Sony was criticised in June after itRead More


Rapper Lil Xan hospitalised after eating ‘too many Hot Cheetos’

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rapper blamed a fiery cheese-flavoured corn snack not drugs for his hospitalisation Lil Xan has said he needed to go to hospital on Monday after eating too many Hot Cheetos. The Total Xanarchy rapper posted a message to his five million followers on Instagram after being discharged. “I was in hospital not due to any drugs, but I guess I ate too many Hot Cheetos,” he said with a laugh. In a caption to the postRead More


Advocate: Changes needed at state-run center after suicide

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Connecticut’s child advocate is calling for immediate action to improve safety and care at a state-run psychiatric treatment center for children, in response to the suicide of a pregnant teenager and seven other suicide attempts within the past year. Child Advocate Sarah Eagan on Wednesday released her office’s report on the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Center in Middletown, which is run by the state Department of Children and Families. Officials say a 16-year-old girl who was eight months pregnant killed herself at theRead More


UK: health worker infected with smallpox-like disease

Daily World News Top Stories business politics British officials say a health worker involved in treating a patient with monkeypox has been infected with the rare disease, suggesting possible lapses in the hospital’s infection control procedures. Earlier this month, Public Health England reported two unconnected cases of monkeypox in people who were recently in Nigeria. The disease is related to smallpox and is mostly seen in Africa. In a statement Wednesday, Public Health England said the latest case was in a health worker in Blackpool who cared for the patientRead More


Congo says Ebola efforts can resume after deadly attack

Daily World News Top Stories business politics Congo’s health ministry says efforts to contain the latest Ebola outbreak can resume Wednesday in a key community where a deadly rebel attack over the weekend caused work to be suspended. Civil society in Beni had demanded that commercial and other activity stop for five days to protest the attack by suspected Allied Democratic Forces rebels that killed at least 18 people. Now the health ministry says work to counter Ebola can continue after the “gravity of the epidemic” and dangers of pausingRead More