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    HEALTH and beauty trends come and go and many of us are likely to have tried one at some point. But experts have now issued an urgent warning over a dangerous practice that could cause serious damage to your health. 1One expert has warned against a new trend which sees people trying to 'bleach off' their frecklesCredit: Getty A new trend, posted by various users on TikTok has seen people trying to 'bleach' their freckles off their skin. People with fairer complexions are more likely to have the marks. Sun exposure causes these dark brown spots to form on our skin as a result of over-pigmentation. They are often harmless and in recent years, there's been a resurgence in people trying to recreate the look - with some even drawing on their own freckles. Read more on health trendsOPEN WIDE I'm a dentist - here's the 5 health trends giving you toothacheREST ASSURED I'm a sleep expert and these are the viral sleep trends that REALLY work But trends change, and there have been a host of videos showing people...
    DR JEFF FOSTER is The Sun on Sunday’s new resident doctor and is here to help YOU. Dr Jeff, 43, splits his time between working as a GP in Leamington Spa, Warks, and running his clinic, H3 Health, which is the first of its kind in the UK to look at hormonal issues for both men and women. See h3health.co.uk. 1Dr Jeff Foster is The Sun on Sunday’s new resident doctor and is here to help you Q) I’M a retired 66-year-old man and separated from my wife of 40 years. I met a lovely woman three months ago and we’ve been spending time together. We haven’t had sex yet but she is  suggesting  we go on a holiday, which I assume may mean sex. My issue is that I started to get erectile dysfunction towards the end of my marriage and I haven’t had sex since my wife left me.        Read more Health AdviceASK DR ZOE From penis problems to no sex drive - Dr Zoe answers your men's health questionsASK DR ZOE From IBS to...
    SITCOM star Tony Dow was recognized by audiences for his many appearances across television. Prior to Tony's death, the late star was familiar to viewers for his role as Wally Cleaver in Leave it to Beaver. 2Tony Dow has a net worth estimated to be $4million Who was Leave It to Beaver star Tony Dow? Tony Dow, 77, was born in Hollywood, California, on April 13, 1945. He was a producer, director, sculptor, and television actor.  Dow was best known for his role as Wally Cleaver on the show Leave It to Beaver (1957 to 1963). From 1965 to 1968, he served in the National Guard and attended journalism school in the 70s, according to the New York Post. Read More on The US Sun GET WELL Leave It To Beaver star Tony Dow, 76, has been hospitalized with pneumoniaTRAGIC LOSS Leave It to Beaver star Ken Osmond dead at 76 In 1987, he was awarded the Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award by the Young Artist Foundation for his role in the hit television sitcom. Dow married Lauren Shulkind in 1980 and the pair...
    IT might not be something you think much about, especially as the average person does it up to 20 times a day, but passing wind could reveal a multitude of things about your health. So much of our health depends on our diet and lifestyle habits, and the results of these habits find their way into our guts. 2Passing wind could reveal a multitude of things about your health, here we reveal the health facts behind fartsCredit: Getty Everything from stress levels, the frequency of exercise, diet and even sleep affects how gas and air build up in our gastrointestinal tract . . . and this is what impacts on our passing of wind. With the help of GP Dr Sarah Garsed, Jenny Francis-Townson reveals the health facts behind farts. WHAT IF . . . MOST OF THE TIME YOU HARDLY FART BUT OTHER TIMES YOU PASS WIND A LOT AND IT SMELLS? WHILE it’s common to pass wind more on some days than others due to what you’ve eaten and what you’ve been doing – noticing that there are certain times that your farts are a lot...
    Monkeypox cases exploded in New York City because the Federal Government failed to supply vaccines quickly, the city's head of public health has insisted. Speaking in an interview with CNN, Dr Ashwin Vasan, commissioner of NYC Health, warned the city's tally of 500-odd cases — the highest in America — was likely just a fraction of the total. He claimed the 'root cause' of the rapid spread of the illness was a failure by federal officials to roll out jabs against the disease quickly. New York City (NYC) and Washington D.C. are offering the jabs to gay or bisexual men who have multiple sexual partners every two weeks in an attempt to put a lid on the outbreak. But their roll outs have been repeatedly blasted for not offering enough doses, with available appointments being fully booked minutes after they are opened. NYC is now delaying second doses — due four weeks after the first dose — because the priority is to roll out first jabs. The city says this is safe, but other experts have raised concerns as this...
    Many psychiatrists have been aware that low serotonin levels may not cause depression for years but continued to prescribe the medication because it was 'easier', a chair of psychology has said. Dr Jonathan Raskin, who is a psychotherapist at State University of New York, told DailyMail.com that he had been concerned the theory was 'incomplete' for 'a while'. He said depression was an 'extremely complex' diagnosis, and that it was difficult to boil its cause down to just one factor. This week a landmark UK study called into question society's ever-growing reliance on antidepressants like Prozac. The $15billion-a-year industry — set to grow to $21billion in the next decade — sees people prescribed pills like Prozac that claim to treat depression by raising serotonin levels. But after reviewing 17 major studies, the scientists at University College London said they found no convincing evidence that low serotonin causes depression. Researchers from University College London said a review of evidence has found no link between low serotonin levels and depression casting doubt on antidepressants designed to boost levels of the 'feel good'...
    The eyes are the first part of the face to show signs of ageing, and after two stressful years  and many hours spent on Zoom, many peple are noticing the impact on their ocular health.   But if you're struggling with dark circles, puffy or dry eyes, or crow's feet, it might be useful to know what’s causing your specific eye issue and what you can do to treat it. Eye expert, Dr Elizabeth Hawkes, who is a Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic surgeon based in West London, is keen to emphasise the importance of maintaining eye health. ‘It’s wrong to assume that visiting an eye specialist is something that you only do when you’ve got something wrong with your eyes, because maintaining regular check-ups is vital,’ she says. ‘Your eyes reveal a great deal about your overall health and through a thorough examination problems can be identified early in order to get treatment quickly.’ Here Femail reveals the different issues that can affect your eyes and Dr Hawkes’ advice about what causes them and how to treat them.  DRY OR WATERY EYES ...
    Farm laborers from Fresh Harvest working with an H-2A visa maintain a safe distance as a machine is moved on April 27, 2020, in Greenfield, California. by Yesica Balderrama This article was originally published at Prism Josue Josue has been a farmworker all his life. The 34-year-old immigrant from Mexico has lived in the U.S. for 20 years, picking produce like grapes, tomatoes, yams, and tobacco. He has worked in Florida, New Jersey, and California during extreme cold and hot weather, and he has experienced firsthand the impact that rising temperatures can have on agricultural workers—especially in the last few years. ”Every year it gets hotter,” Josue said. “Before I didn’t notice it, and now it’s unbearable.” Josue works in North Carolina and has noticed unpredictable weather patterns, an increasingly felt effect of climate change. According to National Geographic, weather catastrophes such as heat waves, droughts, and ice storms have become more frequent during the past four decades. The most vulnerable areas are coastal and mountainous regions. Josue said that three years ago two hurricanes flooded the season’s...
    Most mornings I wake up feeling very sick. I don't eat too late in the evening and usually have quite small meals, so I don't think it's down to what I am eating. I can't have breakfast because of the nausea, which makes me feel light-headed. Is it bad to skip breakfast – and what could be causing the nausea? It is not normal to wake up every day feeling sick, and this is absolutely a reason to see a GP. One of the more common reasons for daily nausea is anxiety, and in some cases stress, which can both cause very profound physical symptoms. It might be accompanied by a feeling of dread and nerves, and also a fast heart rate or a headache. With a thorough conversation and tests, a doctor can find out if the cause is psychological before looking into which treatments might be suitable to tackle it. It is not normal to wake up every day feeling sick, and this is absolutely a reason to see a GP. (File image) Nausea may also be a...
    New York (CNN Business)The overturning of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling by the US Supreme Court comes at an economic cost to the nation, economists have warned.Friday's decision to end the federal constitutional right to an abortion is widely thought to be more ideologically and politically motivated, rather than driven by an attempt to protect women from worse personal and financial outcomes. Those might include financial hardship, restricted ability to attain a higher education and move up the socio-economic ladder, as well as overall poorer health care for women reliant on clinics for preventative care. All of this would affect the state of the workforce, economic output and increase the need for government support, economists say."This decision will cause immediate economic pain in 26 states where abortion bans are most likely and where people already face lower wages, less worker power, and limited access to health care," said Heidi Shierholz, president of the Economic Policy Institute, in a statement released Friday. "The fall of Roe will be an additional economic barricade."The consequences are likely so extensive and far-reaching...
    MILLIONS of adults regularly suffer from symptoms associated with poor air quality. The use of cleaning products, living with a smoker and even owning a pet are wreaking havoc on our health. 1Millions of adults regularly suffer from symptoms associated with poor air qualityCredit: Getty A study of 2,000 adults found 35 per cent have worried how air quality in their home could impact their physical wellbeing. Of those, 32 per cent have been sneezing or suffered with allergic reactions while at home, while 26 per cent have experienced ongoing fatigue. But 46 per cent of adults admitted they had no idea what air pollution even was, while 62 per cent consider it to be something that only occurs outside the home. Dr Ranj Singh, who is working with Breville, which commissioned the research to launch its 360° air purifier range, said: "Indoor air pollution is a hidden danger even if you don't have existing breathing problems, so it’s vital we educate...
    ETIKA was a hugely popular YouTuber who would have turned 32 years old on May 12, 2022. Three years after his passing and friends, family and fans still remember the online personality. 1Etika was a popular gamer on YouTubeCredit: Etika Who was Etika? Etika, whose real name was Desmond Daniel Amofah, was best known for posting reaction videos to Nintendo Direct presentations on YouTube. The American had over 145million views on his videos and over 1.3m subscribers on the platform. Etika also streamed on Twitch and had previously been a model and rapper before becoming a YouTube personality. He had been living in Brooklyn, New York City. Read More on The US SunGONE TOO SOON TikTok star dies at 19 as family announce teen's 'sudden passing'RIP TIM Former WWE referee & Andre The Giant's assistant Tim White dead aged 68 Etika began his YouTube career in 2006 but his popularity really took off in 2012 through his main channel "EWNetwork" (meaning "Etika World Network"). How did Etika die? He died on June 19, 2019, after taking his own life...
    HE has saved hundreds of lives working in A&E and as a GP. Now, Dr Jeff Foster has become The Sun on Sunday’s new resident doctor and is here to help YOU. Dr Jeff, 43, splits his time between working as a GP near his home in Leamington Spa, Warks, and running his clinic, H3 Health, which is the first of its kind in the UK to look at hormonal issues for both men and women. See h3health.co.uk 1Dr Jeff Foster has become The Sun on Sunday’s new resident doctor and is here to help YOU. Q) I AM a 48-year-old builder and have been happily married for ten years. But for the past six months I’ve not been able to perform in the bedroom. I can’t get a GP appointment. I bought some Viagra online which seems to do the trick. Can it do any harm long term? Scott Wilson, Co Durham Read more health adviceASK DR ZOE From penis problems to no sex drive - Dr Zoe answers your men's health questionsASK DR ZOE From IBS to bowel...
    WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency is warning that two nonstick and stain-resistant compounds found in drinking water are more dangerous than previously thought and pose health risks even at levels so low they cannot currently be detected.The two compounds, known as PFOA and PFOS, have been voluntarily phased out by U.S. manufacturers, but there are a limited number of ongoing uses and the chemicals remain in the environment because they do not degrade over time. The compounds are part of a larger cluster of "forever chemicals" known as PFAS that have been used in consumer products and industry since the 1940s.The EPA on Wednesday issued nonbinding health advisories that set health risk thresholds for PFOA and PFOS to near zero, replacing 2016 guidelines that had set them at 70 parts per trillion. The chemicals are found in products including cardboard packaging, carpets and firefighting foam.At the same time, the agency is inviting states and territories to apply for $1 billion under the new bipartisan infrastructure law to address PFAS and other contaminants in drinking water. Money can be used...
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon health officials say the impacts of climate change, including more devastating wildfires, heat waves, drought and poor air quality, are fueling “climate anxiety” among young people. Their findings have been published in a report that highlights youth feelings of distress, anger and frustration about perceived adult and government inaction. In a briefing on Tuesday hosted by the Oregon Health Authority, three young people spoke about how climate change has affected their mental health. High school student Mira Saturen expressed the terror she felt when the Almeda Fire swept through the area near her hometown of Ashland in southwestern Oregon in September of 2020. The blaze destroyed more than 2,500 homes. “It was a terrible and stressful couple of days as details about the fire trickled in,” said the 16-year-old. Her fears were heightened by the fact that her father works for the fire department. “He was out fighting the fire for over 36 hours, which was super scary for me.” Gov. Kate Brown in March 2020 directed OHA to study the effects of...
    TikTok Cooper Noriega is dead at 19. Cooper Noriega was a TikTok star who was found dead after posting about death on the popular social media platform. What was the cause of death? How did Noriega die? That won’t be clear until after an autopsy, but TMZ is reporting that Noriega, 19, was found unconscious in a mall parking lot. Noriega was a major TikTok influencer with 1.6 million followers on his page @coopernoriega. A spokesman for the coroner told People that his cause of death was deferred, which “means that after an autopsy, a cause of death has not been determined and the medical examiner is requesting more investigation.On ce the tests/studies come back, the doctor evaluates the case again and makes the cause of death determination.” Heavy has reached out to the coroner for more details. Here’s what you need to know:Noriega Was Found Unconscious in a Parking Lot Outside Los Angeles, California, Reports Say View this post on Instagram A post shared by Cooper Noriega (@cooper.noriega) TMZ quoted law enforcement sources as...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Mental Health America ranks Florida 49th nationally in access to mental health resources. A South Florida pediatric psychologist says better access is a must with the rise in gun-related deaths for children. “Mental health right now seems like it’s a privilege because a lot of people aren’t able to access it,” said Dr. Natasha Poulopoulos.  “Waitlists are exceptionally long.” READ MORE: Tampa tops nation in housing price increasesPoulopoulos says we have a mental health crisis in access, coupled with increased gun violence. Data shared by the CDC reveals in 2020, firearms were the leading cause of death for those 19 and younger. More gun violence, more trauma. “If you’re about five blocks from where gun violence it’s going to impact your mental health directly,” said Poulopoulos.  “We want to minimize traumatic experiences in kids.” In 2018, the Florida legislature passed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act. It came after the Parkland shooting, which killed 17. “Children are afraid to go to school.” said State Rep. Dan Daley.  “That’s not any way we should be living in...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Illinois has nine potential cases of severe hepatitis in children under 10, health officials said.That number is up from just three cases reported last month.The cases date back to January, and the most recent had the onset of symptoms in May, IDPH said.Two-thirds of the children tested positive for adenovirus, which is a common virus that typically causes cold or flu-like illness, health officials said. Five patients were reported in northern Illinois, two were in the western part of the state and one each was reported in the central and southern parts of the state.RELATED: Lurie Children's Hospital finds 4th possible case of hepatitis in kids reported in IllinoisState health officials said all of them were hospitalized and one needed a liver transplant, but no deaths were reported.The CDC is investigating 180 potential cases of severe hepatitis throughout the country.Health officials continue to remind parents and healthcare providers to be on the lookout for symptoms and to report any potential cases to the health department.The CDC said that symptoms of hepatitis, or inflammation of the liver, include...
    Halsey defended themself from an onslaught of hateful comments about their appearance, just one week after revealing multiple health diagnoses. In response to criticism about their weight, the 27-year-old pop star, who uses 'she/they' pronouns, shared a TikTok video reacting to being told that she looks 'too thin' and needs to 'put some meat on those bones.'  'U look sick.' BC I AM. LET ME LIVE,' the Without Me hitmaker captioned the footage of them with a puzzled expression while rocking a black tank top. Infuriating: Halsey defended themself from hateful comments about their appearance, just one week after revealing multiple health diagnoses The video, which she posted on Wednesday, has received more than 2.6 million views, 329,800 likes and 2,404 comments.  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Hailey Bieber... Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler reunite! The Friends vet... Share this article Share Last week, the three-time Grammy nominee revealed she's suffering from four different health conditions - Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sjögren's syndrome, Mast Cell Activation syndrome, and Postural...
    Cases of a mysterious form of hepatitis affecting children appear to have peaked in Britain, experts claimed today. Nearly 180 youngsters have been sickened with an unusual form of the liver disease over the past five months. The majority of cases have been spotted in under-5s, who initially suffered diarrhoea and nausea before later getting jaundice — the yellowing of the skin and eyes. Scientists are still puzzled about what is causing the illness, which has been spotted in the US, Western Europe and a handful of other countries. Globally, at least 12 youngsters have died and dozens needed liver transplants. Dr Tassos Grammatikopoulos, a consultant at King's College Hospital in London who has treated some of the affected children, said the UK 'seems to be passed the peak' of the outbreak. He said cases appeared to spike a few weeks ago and are now trending downwards. However, he noted some new cases are still being spotted. Scientists have yet to discover what is causing the illness — with the usual hepatitis A, B, C, D and E viruses excluded from...
    DENVER (CBS4)– One year ago, Children’s Hospital Colorado declared a state of emergency in youth mental health. It was the first time that had happened. Pediatric emergency departments were overrun with children attempting suicide and other forms of crisis. (credit: iStock/Getty Images) Even before COVID-19, Colorado had a mental health crisis among kids. Suicide is the number one cause of death among kids ages 10-18 in Colorado, and since 2019, the number of kids in need of emergency mental care has doubled. “In Colorado, actually, suicide is the number one cause of death beginning at age 10 which is really shocking,” said Children’s Hospital Colorado chief of mental health Dr. Ron-Li Liaw. Liaw said to help our kids it is crucial to invest in mental health infrastructure on all levels of government. CBS News Colorado is partnering with MTV on “Mental Health is Health” seeking to improve mental health in our community by normalizing conversation about mental health, sharing resources, and highlighting groups taking action to help others thrive.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ex-nurse gets probation for fatal drug error as health care workers warn criminalizing mistakes will cause more deaths. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    (CNN)Halsey has revealed that they have received multiple diagnoses since giving birth last July.The singer, who prefers the pronouns she/they, posted a series of videos on their Instagram stories Tuesday explaining that "a lot of you guys have been wondering what's going on with my health and some of you saw a TikTok yesterday basically confirming that I'm allergic to literally everything.""Obviously my health has changed a lot since I got pregnant and giving birth," they said. "I started getting really, really, really sick."They gave birth last year to their first child, son Ender, with partner Alev Aydin.Since then the star has been "hospitalized for anaphylaxis a few times and had some other stuff going on" resulting in, they said, being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Sjögren's syndrome, Mast cell activation syndrome and Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.Read MoreAccording to the Ehlers-Danlos Society site, the syndrome is a disorder "of connective tissue that are varied in the ways they affect the body and in their genetic causes."Sjögren's syndrome is defined as "a chronic autoimmune condition characterized by degeneration of the salivary and...
    THE cause of Toddlers & Tiaras star, Kailia Posey's death at the young age of 16 has now been revealed to The Sun. The teen beauty queen hanged herself at the state park where her body was found just a short distance from her family home. 2Kailia Posey's cause of death has been revealed as her family confirms that she took her own lifeCredit: Instagram/Kailia Posey 2Kailia was known for her time on Toddlers & Tiaras and became a popular memeCredit: TLC Whatcom County Medical Examiner told The Sun the cause of death was due to hanging "and it's a suicide." Her mother, Marcy Posey Gatterman, confirmed her daughter's death on May 2, 2022, in an emotional Facebook post. She asked for privacy for the family to mourn her death, adding: "My baby forever.” In a later statement, her family told TMZ that the teen took her own life. More on Kailia PoseyCHILD STAR TRAGEDY Mystery of Toddlers & Tiaras star's death deepens as details revealedGONE TOO SOON All we know about reality T star Kailia Posey and how she died Her family reportedly told...
    MUSIC legend Naomi Judd's cause of death has been reportedly revealed as a suicide just one day before being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Judd took her own life on Saturday following years of mental health struggles, PEOPLE reported citing sources. 5Country music star Naomi Judd passed away on April 30Credit: Getty Images - Getty 5Naomi Judd died on April 30 at the age of 76Credit: Getty 5From left to right, Ashley Judd, Wynonna Judd and Naomi JuddCredit: Getty The news comes just days after Judd's daughters, Ashley and Wynonna, announced their mother's, citing her death as a "disease of mental illness." "Today we sisters experienced a tragedy. We lost our beautiful mother to the disease of mental illness. We are shattered," the sisters wrote on Instagram. "We are navigating profound grief and know that as we loved her, she was loved by her public. We are in unknown territory." The US Sun has reached out to Judd's representatives to try and confirm her cause of death. Read more on Naomi Judd'WALK THAT PATH' Naomi Judd breaks...
    (CNN)The US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention continues to investigate cases of acute hepatitis with unknown causes among children and released new clinical details about some of the cases on Friday. So far, there have been at least 18 cases reported in at least four states -- and dozens more in Europe. UK, US health officials investigating cases of severe hepatitis with unknown causes in childrenThe latest clinical details shared by the CDC on Friday come from Alabama, where the first cases were found. Clinical records were analyzed for nine total patients admitted to a children's hospital after October 1, 2021. The patients were from different parts of the state with no epidemiologic links. All were considered generally healthy, with no significant comorbidities and no immune system weakness. The median age was about three years, ranging from younger than two to older than five years. Vomiting and diarrhea were the most common symptoms among patients before admission, with some also experiencing upper respiratory symptoms. At admission, most had an enlarged liver, along with jaundice and yellowing in the eyes.Read...
    When the Los Gatos High School baseball team takes the field April 29 against Palo Alto, it will be for a cause bigger than the game. It is a Vs. Cancer game, proceeds from which will be donated to fight childhood cancer and promote health for children. The first pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m.at Los Gatos. “It is something that is important to everybody,” said Los Gatos coach Justin Oliver. “I think everybody knows someone who is affected by this.” Oliver, who was contacted by Vs. Cancer about having a game, said Palo Alto coach Pete Fukuhara was all for it. “Two communities coming together for one cause,” Oliver added. Half of the proceeds will go to Vs. Cancer, with the other half donated to the Lucile Packard Foundation, Oliver said, adding that yellow socks and wristbands would be sent for the players to wear in the game. Oliver said two of his four children had health issues at birth, so this cause is personal for his family. His 8-year-old son was born with an enlarged heart and hemorrhaging...
    Just days after the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention issued a national alert to doctors over a mystery hepatitis outbreak, the death of a child has now been confirmed, the World Health Organization announced. At least 169 cases have now been reported in the United States and 11 other countries, the WHO said, adding that the cases range from those in the ages of 1 month to 16 years old. The CDC notified clinicians and public health authorities on Thursday, April 21 about a cluster of children identified with hepatitis and adenovirus infection, asking all physicians to be on the lookout for symptoms and to report any suspected cases of hepatitis of unknown origin to their local and state health departments. There has also been an increase in cases of pediatric hepatitis without a known cause recently reported in Europe and the CDC said it "has been in contact with our European counterparts to understand what they are learning." Adenovirus has been confirmed in several of the European cases, but not all, the CDC said. Symptoms of hepatitis, or inflammation...
    Just days after the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention issued a national alert to doctors over a mystery hepatitis outbreak, the death of a child has now been confirmed, the World Health Organization announced. At least 169 cases have now been reported in the United States and 11 other countries, the WHO said, adding that the cases range from those in the ages of 1 month to 16 years old. The CDC notified clinicians and public health authorities on Thursday, April 21 about a cluster of children identified with hepatitis and adenovirus infection, asking all physicians to be on the lookout for symptoms and to report any suspected cases of hepatitis of unknown origin to their local and state health departments. There has also been an increase in cases of pediatric hepatitis without a known cause recently reported in Europe and the CDC said it "has been in contact with our European counterparts to understand what they are learning." Adenovirus has been confirmed in several of the European cases, but not all, the CDC said. Symptoms of hepatitis, or inflammation...
    (CNN)At least 169 cases of acute hepatitis in children aged one month to 16 years old have been identified in an outbreak that now involves 11 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. Among the cases of acute hepatitis, at least one child has died and 17 children have required liver transplants, the WHO said in a news release."It is not yet clear if there has been an increase in hepatitis cases, or an increase in awareness of hepatitis cases that occur at the expected rate but go undetected," the WHO said in a statement. "While adenovirus is a possible hypothesis, investigations are ongoing for the causative agent."The clinical syndrome "among identified cases is acute hepatitis (liver inflammation) with markedly elevated liver enzymes," the release said. Many cases reported gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting "preceding presentation with severe acute hepatitis," as well as increased levels of liver enzymes or alanine aminotransaminase and jaundice.Most reported cases did not have a fever, the WHO said, and the common viruses that cause acute viral hepatitis -- such...
    (CNN) — An investigation continues into cases of acute hepatitis with unknown causes among children who had adenovirus infections. In a health advisory Thursday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerted health care providers and public health authorities to the investigation and recommended that providers consider adenovirus testing in children with hepatitis when the cause is unknown, adding that testing the blood in whole — not just blood plasma — may be more sensitive. READ MORE: Two Children With Severe Burns Flown From Ukraine To Shriners Children's Hospital In BostonThe advisory notes that “a possible association between pediatric hepatitis and adenovirus infection is currently under investigation.” Last week, public health officials in the United States and the United Kingdom announced that they had launched an investigation into cases of severe acute hepatitis in children. At the time, the World Health Organization had identified 74 cases among children across the UK, and Alabama health officials identified nine cases of hepatitis in children, ages 1 to 6, who also had tested positive for adenovirus since October. None of the children...
    The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has issued a national alert to doctors over a mystery hepatitis outbreak. The CDC notified clinicians and public health authorities on Thursday, April 21 about a cluster of children identified with hepatitis and adenovirus infection, asking all physicians to be on the lookout for symptoms and to report any suspected cases of hepatitis of unknown origin to their local and state health departments. The CDC said it is currently working with the Alabama Department of Public Health to investigate a cluster of nine cases of hepatitis of unknown origin in children ranging in age from 1 to 6 years old, all of whom were previously healthy.  The CDC said it's also working with state health departments to see if there are additional US cases, and what may be causing these cases.  "At this time, we believe adenovirus may be the cause for these reported cases, but investigators are still learning more – including ruling out other possible causes and identifying other possible contributing factors," the CDC said. There has also been an increase...
    (CNN)An investigation continues into cases of acute hepatitis with unknown causes among children who had adenovirus infections.In a health advisory Thursday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention alerted health care providers and public health authorities to the investigation and recommended that providers consider adenovirus testing in children with hepatitis when the cause is unknown, adding that testing the blood in whole -- not just blood plasma -- may be more sensitive.The advisory notes that "a possible association between pediatric hepatitis and adenovirus infection is currently under investigation." UK, US health officials investigating cases of severe hepatitis with unknown causes in childrenLast week, public health officials in the United States and the United Kingdom announced that they had launched an investigation into cases of severe acute hepatitis in children. At the time, the World Health Organization had identified 74 cases among children across the UK, and Alabama health officials identified nine cases of hepatitis in children, ages 1 to 6, who also had tested positive for adenovirus since October. None of the children had Covid-19.In its latest health advisory,...
    I have suffered for a long time with what I think are called splinter headaches. They occur a few times a day, lasting for a minute or so, when it feels like someone is shooting an arrow through my eye. Eye tests and an MRI scan found nothing wrong. What can you suggest? Mrs R. O’Grady, Hounslow. I am not familiar with the term ‘splinter’ headache, although I suspect it is what is known medically as a primary stabbing headache, often also called ice-pick headaches. These are brief attacks, usually lasting seconds, and for which there is no proven cause. Exactly as you describe, the experience is, for many, a sudden pain, like a needle stabbing through the eye. I have come across patients who suffer the stabs of pain multiple times a day. Commonly prescribed treatments include the anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin. Up to 60 per cent of patients with frequent ice-pick headaches find they cease entirely; in others, they become far less frequent, though no less severe, after taking this drug. I am not familiar with the term ‘splinter’...
    (CNN)A slew of acute hepatitis cases among children in the US and UK have public health officials searching for the cause. The World Health Organization has identified 74 cases of severe, acute hepatitis -- inflammation of the liver -- among children across the United Kingdom, it said in a news release Friday.Alabama health officials released a separate statement Friday in which they said they have been investigating similar cases of hepatitis in kids in the state since November. All adults ages 18 to 79 should be screened for hepatitis C, new recommendation saysIn its statement, WHO said that it has excluded hepatitis viruses type A, B, C, D and E as the cause of the liver disease in the UK cases. In the US, the most common causes of viral hepatitis are hepatitis A, B and C. WHO also said that the virus that causes Covid-19 or adenovirus were detected in several of the cases. Read MoreWHO first identified 10 cases of the disease in previously healthy children between the ages of 11 months and 5 years across central...
    By Jason Gale | Bloomberg Covid-19 patients can harbor the coronavirus in their feces for months after infection, researchers found, stoking concern that its persistence can aggravate the immune system and cause long Covid symptoms. In the largest study tracking SARS-CoV-2 RNA in feces and Covid symptoms, scientists at California’s Stanford University found that about half of infected patients shed traces of the virus in their waste in the week after infection and almost 4% patients still emit them seven months later. The researchers also linked coronavirus RNA in feces to gastric upsets, and concluded that SARS-CoV-2 likely directly infects the gastrointestinal tract, where it may hide out. “It raises the question that ongoing infections in hidden parts of the body may be important for long Covid,” said Ami Bhatt, a senior author on the study published online Tuesday in the journal Med, and an associate professor of medicine and genetics at Stanford. Lingering virus might directly invade cells and damage tissues or produce proteins that are provoking the immune system, she said in an interview. No one knows yet...
    SEX is supposed to be a pleasurable experience. But sadly for some women, it can be painful, making the encounter extremely uncomfortable. 2If you're struggling in the bedroom then one doctor has revealed what your painful sex could actually be down toCredit: Getty 2Dr Siyamak Saleh there are numerous health conditions that could make it uncomfortable for you under the sheetsCredit: tiktok/doctor.siya It can be frustrating if you do struggle with sex due to pain and one doctor has revealed the five things this could be down to. Posting to TikTok, Dr Siyamak Saleh there are numerous health conditions that could make it uncomfortable for you under the sheets. Dr Saleh has previously shared his expertise on issues such as masturbation and orgasms. In his latest video, Dr Saleh said one of the main causes of painful sex for women is vaginal spasms, also known as vaginismus. Read more on sexual health MIND OVER MATTER Woman who can’t have sex trains herself to spontaneously orgasm in minutesBITTER PILL We took Viagra wanting great sex but ended up with broken penises...
    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- There was panic in Times Square on Sunday after multiple manhole fires caused explosion-like sounds.The fires started just before 7 p.m. near 215 W. 43rd Street, according to officials.Videos on social media showed people running after hearing a loud boom Huge bang in Times Square around 6:50… followed by sirens and hundreds of people running away. Not sure what it was… but a lot of people on edge! #NYC #TimesSquare pic.twitter.com/nhTtSbKe4S— Brad Ball (@bdball) April 10, 2022Firefighters searched surrounding properties, and found elevated carbon monoxide levels at an 18-story office building on 229 W. 43rd St. Crews are in the process fof venting and mitigating the cellar and subcellar of the location.No injuries have been reported.ALSO READ | Arrest made after Northwell Health employee shot, killed in parking garageEMBED More News VideosAn arrest was made after a Northwell Health employee was found dead in a parking garage on Long Island. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More Manhattan news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us...
    People struck by an unusual type of heart attack may benefit from a new treatment protocol that could spare them a second, potentially fatal attack. It aims to find the hidden causes of type two heart attacks – where patients experience chest pain and shortness of breath but tests show the heart arteries are normal – so that preventative treatment can be given. Heart attacks usually occur when there's a blockage of blood flow to the heart muscle – a type one heart attack. Patients who suffer one undergo surgery to restore the circulation and take drugs to prevent the problem recurring. However, in one in ten cases, no blockage can be seen by standard tests, and this is classed as a type two heart attack.  People struck by an unusual type of heart attack may benefit from a new treatment protocol that could spare them a second, potentially fatal attack (stock photo) It is thought that underlying diseases that compromise the blood supply to the heart are the cause. However, standard heart-attack tests often don't spot these. Heart-attack victims...
    By: Shelley Bortz/KDKA-TV PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Dozens of students are sick with some sort of stomach illness after a high school football banquet at a local hotel. READ MORE: Federal Grand Jury Indicts Ohio Man On Drug And Gun ChargesParents say whatever they have, it’s a lot like the stomach flu or food poisoning. The Allegheny County Health Department is investigating. Sophomore Nish Alemada said he couldn’t eat or drink anything for two days and lost 18 pounds after attending his team’s banquet at the Marriott. Another player said he lost 10 pounds and missed two days of school. “I was really nauseous, I threw up a lot, diarrhea too. I really felt like I needed to use the bathroom. I was really tired as well. I didn’t have the energy to do anything,” Alemada said. Alemada is a defensive lineman on the South Fayette High School football team. He and dozens of other players and parents who attended the team’s end-of-season banquet at the airport Marriott on Sunday were sickened within a day. “I woke up Tuesday and had...
    OFFICIALS have warned of outbreaks of Listeria, a bug that causes vomiting and diarrhoea. Listeriosis is particularly dangerous for pregnant women, people with health conditions or on immunosuppressant medication and those over 65. 1Listeriosis causes vomiting, diarrhoea, and flu-like symptomsCredit: Getty - Contributor A surge in cases has now been linked to smoked fish, with experts urging people to take care preparing it. Six cases of listeriosis have been reported since the start of the year, which is the same counted in 2020 and 2021 combined. But in 2019, there were 142 confirmed cases in England and Wales. The majority of the 12 cases since 2020, in England and Scotland, had reported eating smoked fish, a statement from The Food Standards Agency (FSA) said. At risk groups Professor Saheer Gharbia, Interim Deputy Director Gastrointestinal Infections and Food Safety (One Health) at The UK Health and Security Agency (UKHSA), said: “Listeria infection in most people is usually either unnoticed or may cause very mild gastrointestinal illness.  “However, it can have more serious consequences for some people, particularly those with pre-existing health...
    Insect-borne pathogens pose an 'increasing' risk and could lead to the next pandemic according to the World Health Organization. Arboviruses like Zika, yellow fever, Chikungunya and dengue are a group of pathogens which are spread by arthropods such as mosquitoes and ticks. They top the list for the next potential outbreak that could escalate into a pandemic, especially as almost four billion people live in tropical and sub-tropical areas where they thrive. Experts are looking to put strategies in place to prevent a repeat of Covid-19. The World Health Organisation believe that insect-borne pathogens including could spark the next pandemic, as they launched their new Global Arbovirus Initiative (file photo)  There have been dozens of Zika virus outbreaks since 2016, it is an infection spread mainly by mosquitoes and can be harmful to pregnant women. (pictured: mosquito inspector spraying homes after an outbreak) 'We have been through two years of Covid-19 pandemic and we have learned the hard way what [it costs] not to be enough prepared for high impact events,' Dr Sylvie Briand, director of the Global Infectious Hazard Preparedness team at...
    WE often forget about them but now tights-off weather has arrived, it’s time to pay attention to our pins. From swollen ankles to spider veins, SIOBHAN O’CONNOR reveals what legs tell us about our wellbeing. 3We often forget about them but now tights-off weather has arrived, it’s time to pay attention to our pinsCredit: Getty IF YOUR ANKLES SWELL, YOUR DIET COULD BE TOO SALTY HEAT can often make our ankles swell - especially if our feet are strapped in warm shoes. But it’s not the only reason, says Harley Street podiatrist Marion Yau. She says: “High intake of salt may make you retain fluid in the body. Sodium controls fluid balance in the body. Too much salt intake can cause legs, ankles and feet to swell. Read More on BeautyLEGSCELLENT You’ve been shaving your legs all wrong - & the right way does both in secondsEASY PEA-SY How to shave your legs without getting bumps and red dots before fake tanning “Oedema is swelling in your ankles, often a result of sitting or standing for too long where...
    ARE you a snorer, fidgeter or sleep talker? Everyone has their sleep habits that are either quirky or very common. 1Sleep symptoms may indicate a serious health issueCredit: Alamy But perhaps you're a little concerned about a symptom that appears at night, and wonder if it is worth seeing the doctor for. Many are easy to just brush under the carpet as "normal" - including snoring, which can in fact be the sign of something serious. Here, experts reveal when a sleep problem deserves a trip to the doctor. 1. Snoring  Snoring is incredibly common and not normally a cause of concern. However, listen to the sound of your partner’s snoring, for it could hold clues tos something more serious. Sounds of gasping, snorting or choking could mean a person has sleep apnoea. The condition also causes a person to momentarily stop breathing repeatedly over the night. Most read in Health NewsLOVELY JABBLY Millions can get Spring booster jabs from TODAY - are you eligible?COVID 'LINK' Our kids caught Covid & were diagnosed with diabetes…it can’t be a...
    (CNN)Public health officials in Indiana are urging people to take safety precautions after a large fire at a Walmart distribution center in Plainfield this week released thick smoke containing high levels of fine particulate material. Burned semi-trailers are seen after a fire at a Walmart distribution center in Plainfield, Indiana.The particulates can cause health problems for "sensitive individuals," the Hendricks County Health Department said.Agencies are also testing the air to see if the smoke contained chemicals, and conducting extra tests on water samples to make sure there are no "unexpected impacts," the health department said.The fire broke out Wednesday, and the smoke plume showed up on weather radars, affiliate WRTV reported.By late Friday, crews were working on the remaining hot spots.Read MoreAbout 1,000 people work at that distribution center, the Plainfield Fire Authority said. Residents were encouraged to close doors and windows. No one was injured, town manager Andrew Klinger told CNN in a statement.A sheriffs deputy died while helping people evacuate as central Texas wildfire spread"Plainfield would like to commend the plans and efforts of Walmart and fire personnel...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The McHenry County Health Department is asking for the public’s help. It needs more information about what is making people connected to a Woodstock school sick. They are asking people who ate food at either a Crystal Lake Montessori School classroom event or a school sponsored event after Feb. 7 to fill out a survey. READ MORE: Illinois Mask Mandate Ends Monday, But Not For All Public SpacesAnyone associated with the school who became ill but did not attend any of the school-sponsored events is also asked to complete the survey. READ MORE: Vaccination Bus Travels Through Little Village Offering COVID-19 ShotsThe survey is available on the McHenry Health Department’s website. According to the department, the investigation is ongoing and the total number of illnesses and the cause of the illness is currently not available. MORE NEWS: 6-Year-Old Found Safe After Being Abducted In Stolen CarAnyone with questions about the survey can call (815)334-4500 and ask for a communicable disease nurse.