Another measles case confirmed in Interior Health region03/24/2019 09:27Dean Kelaita, today announced that the Health and Human Services Agency, Public Health Division, has received report of a local resident of Calaveras County diagnosed with measles.Both cases are connected to outbreaks outside of the province and are not linked to the outbreak in Vancouver, an Interior Health media release says...
There's Probably Pesticide On the Produce You Just Bought03/23/2019 04:00The recommendations from the Environmental Working Group are to buy and eat organic produce, especially fruits and vegetables found on the Dirty Dozen list.It's become a frequent occurrence: EWG analyizes test data from USDA and FDA, and the government tests frequently show the presence of pesticides...
Drinking very hot tea increases risk of cancer03/22/2019 04:00As long you're letting your tea cool a bit, or adding cold milk, you're unlikely to be raising your risk.There's nothing like a cup of tea to make you feel better.In parts of South America, Asia, and Africa, people tend to drink their tea much hotter. Lead author Dr Farhad Islami, from the American Cancer Society, said: 'It is advisable to wait until hot beverages cool down before drinking'...
Smoking strong cannabis greatly increases the risk of psychosis03/21/2019 04:54Smoking pot every day could increase your risk of a psychotic break with reality, particularly if you have access to high-potency strains of marijuana, European researchers report.The findings reported The Lancet, bolster a growing body of research connecting pot to a range of mental health disorders...
ACC/AHA Update Guidance for Preventing Heart Disease, Stroke03/20/2019 12:32The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have reversed a decades old recommendation that an aspirin a day helps to prevent cardiovascular problems for certain people.The researchers also found that incidences of major cardiovascular events such as coronary heart disease, nonfatal heart attacks and fatal and nonfatal ischemic strokes were similar among those taking aspirin and a placebo, with 448 people taking aspirin experiencing a cardiovascular event, compared with 474 people taking a placebo...