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Medical FDA Approves Amgen's Aimovig For Preventive Treatment Of Migraine
Author: 0 FDA Approves Amgen's Aimovig For Preventive Treatment Of Migraine

It works "by blocking the activity of calcitonin gene-related peptide, a molecule that is involved in migraine attacks", the FDA said in a statement. That's compared to the 2.15 and 1.85 day reduction that was observed in the placebo groups. In addition to painkillers and triptans, which ease migraine effects when taken after one starts, preventative treatments for migraines already exist in the form of blood-vessel constrictors and Botox treatments.

Medical Bill Gates talks about his awkward meetings with Donald Trump
Author: 0 Bill Gates talks about his awkward meetings with Donald Trump

Gates said that he met with Trump after his election at Trump Tower in NY and then again in March of 2017. Gates said he wasn't sure if Trump was serious or if he was just "being friendly", but he turned down the offer. Jennifer Gates , daughter of Bill Gates , competes during the Style and Competition for Amade charity costumed event of the Paris Masters equestrian jumping competition on December 7, 2013 at the Parc des Expositions in Villepinte, north of Paris.

Medical Ebola Outbreak Enters 'New Phase' After Urban Case Confirmed
Author: 0 Ebola Outbreak Enters 'New Phase' After Urban Case Confirmed

Twenty-three deaths have been reported in Bikoro in connection with the latest outbreak. The new case of Ebola virus disease has been confirmed in Wangata, one of the three health zones of Mbandaka, a city of almost 1.2 million people in Equateur Province in northwestern Congo , the World Health Organization confirmed Thursday.

Medical Delhi to overtake Tokyo as world's most populated city in 10 years
Author: 0 Delhi to overtake Tokyo as world's most populated city in 10 years

Most of these are located in the lowfertility countries of Asia and Europe where overall population sizes are stagnant or declining. Mumbai, which in 2015 had a population of 19.3 mn will grow by a more modest 41.6% over the two decades to reach 27.3 mn in 2035, just a little bigger than Delhi's current size.

Medical FDA OKs first non-opioid treatment for opioid withdrawal
Author: 0 FDA OKs first non-opioid treatment for opioid withdrawal

But in some cases, especially among people with opioid addiction (what the agency calls Opioid Use Disorder, or OUD), another opioid medication is substituted and its dose gradually reduced. When treatment is stopped, patients can experience a marked increase in blood pressure. After a period of not using opioid drugs, patients may be more sensitive to the effects of lower amounts of opioids if relapse does occur, and taking opioids in amounts that were used before withdrawing from opioids can ...

Medical Exercise could be linked to worsening of dementia
Author: 0 Exercise could be linked to worsening of dementia

Although the exercise programme improved physical fitness, it can not be recommended as a treatment option for cognitive impairment in dementia , say the researchers. However, the average difference was small and clinical relevance was uncertain. The authors listed several limitations to their study . Also, both the participants and their family caregivers knew which group they were in, a factor that could have affected the results.

Medical CDC: Romaine lettuce being sold now not linked to outbreak
Author: 0 CDC: Romaine lettuce being sold now not linked to outbreak

The CDC said it is unlikely contaminated romaine lettuce from the recent E. coli outbreak is still on shelves. It is safe to eat romaine lettuce again, the FDA announced on Wednesday. coli infections that targets the kidneys . "It takes two to three weeks between when a person becomes ill with E. coli and when the illness is reported to CDC".

Medical Blue Flag status retained for central beach
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Research from Keep Britain Tidy also reveals that a third of children have never been on holiday to the coast and almost one in five has never even set foot on a British beach. In total, 65 worldwide Blue Flags and 125 Seaside Awards (8 more than last year) have been handed out this year. It's fantastic to see so many of our beaches receiving these awards, which is testament to the work being done by our partners and communities across Wales to keep our beaches and waters clean.

Medical Congo's Ebola outbreak in 'new phase' after urban case
Author: 0 Congo's Ebola outbreak in 'new phase' after urban case

Mbandaka is a crossroads between the northwestern province of Equateur and the neighboring provinces. Oly Ilunga Kalenga said a case of the virus was detected in Mbandaka, a city with a population of about 1 million people. This Ebola recurrence is the ninth DRC has faced in 4 decades after the first in 1976. Ebola is a serious infectious illness that causes internal bleeding and often proves fatal.

Medical NOC hikes prices of petro products
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Before Monday, petrol and diesel prices were last revised on April 24 when they were hiked by 13 paise each. This followed public sector oil marketing companies revising the fuel prices across the country, something that they opted for after a gap of nearly three weeks.

Medical Flood warning on Rock River extended to Lake Koshkonong
Author: 0 Flood warning on Rock River extended to Lake Koshkonong

A flood watch is in effect in south central Pennsylvania from Thursday afternoon through Friday evening, says the National Weather Service. A flood advisory continues through Thursday for the east branch of the DuPage River in Bolingbrook, affecting Will County.

Medical Your Body Clock is Associated With Mood Disorders
Author: 0 Your Body Clock is Associated With Mood Disorders

The largest study of its kind, involving more than 91,000 people, also linked interference with the body's "circadian rhythm" to a decline in cognitive functions such as memory and attention span. People with lower relative amplitude were at greater risk of mental health problems such as depression and bipolar disorder. They plan to investigate this next.

Medical Ebola vaccines to be shipped to Congo, WHO chief says
Author: 0 Ebola vaccines to be shipped to Congo, WHO chief says

They also urged the Minister of Health, Prof. The lawmakers resolved to urge the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), "to take necessary steps to check immigration". The WHO is anxious about the disease reaching the city of Mbandaka with a population of about 1 million people, which would make the outbreak far harder to tackle.

Medical L&G introduces mental health awards
Author: 0 L&G introduces mental health awards

The campaign is aimed mainly at adults but at a time when, as the chief executive of Barnardo's recently warned, the situation in children's mental health "is getting more severe and more hard by the day", we can't afford to ignore children and young people either.

Medical Scott Wagner Projected Winner of GOP Nod for PA Governor
Author: 0 Scott Wagner Projected Winner of GOP Nod for PA Governor

Candidate Laura Ellsworth did a campaign stump at the Capitol Diner in Harrisburg. Wagner defeated two first-time candidates from the Pittsburgh area, Paul Mango and Laura Ellsworth, surviving weeks of Mango's sharp-elbowed attack ads that painted Wagner as sleazy, greedy and a "deadbeat dad".

Medical Barca, Madrid in Super Club World Cup
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Federation Internationale de Football Association president, Gianni Infantino's plans will see 12 teams from Europe, with at least four South American sides and a selection of clubs from Africa, Asia, North America and potentially Oceania compete.

Medical World Health Organization leads push to universally ban trans fats
Author: 0 World Health Organization leads push to universally ban trans fats

As per sources, numerous developed nations have already removed trans-fats from the food supply, imposing legal restrictions on packaged food. "That's what you want, because behavior change is hard". It worked, with death rates from cardiovascular disease falling faster there than in comparable countries. "It's a change in the food environment that's likely to have a significant impact on public health and does not require significant behavior change", New York University food scientist ...

Medical California reaches all-time high in sexually transmitted diseases
Author: 0 California reaches all-time high in sexually transmitted diseases

Karen Smith. Many people may be thinking this is the millennials or Gen X or the younger population that's fueling this spike in STD cases. In 2017, Sacramento had the 6th highest chlamydia rates of all 58 California counties. Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD; the rates are highest in 20 to 24-year-old women. So whether or not you find the billboards with microscopic images posted in Oakland, Los Angeles, and all the way out to Florida, save yourself and future sexual partners ...