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Alcohol Related Hospital Admissions on Rise

Alcohol Related Hospital Admissions on Rise

The Nuffield Trust report has revealed the extent of alcohol related hospital admissions in England and the impact of demographic, socio-economic and regional factors on these numbers. The report suggests a 63.6% rise in the hospital admissions particularly due to alcohol during 2005-6 and 2013-14. Further breakdown reveals a 53.9% rise in emergency admissions from 374.9 per 100,000 to 577.1 per 100,000 population.

Northern Kentucky health officials urging people to get vaccinated against whooping cough

Northern Kentucky health officials urging people to get vaccinated against whooping cough

Due to a whooping cough outbreak, health officials in northern Kentucky have urged people to get shots against the disease. The Northern Kentucky Health Department said that since November 1, the region has encountered 31 cases of whooping cough. They said that in comparison, 7 cases were reported in November and December previous year.

Customers Get Ice Cream Delight with Blue Bell

Customers Get Ice Cream Delight with Blue Bell

A loyal Blue Bell ice cream customer of Rouses Market, named Michael Wood, went to the market on December 21 having forgotten that his favorite ice cream is returning. When he reached the market and saw his favorite, he could not resist the idea of taking a selfie with it. He added that during the absence of Blue Bell since April due to listeria outbreak in March, he had to buy its expensive substitute Häagen Dazs. Like him, several other customers are more than overjoyed with the return of Blue Bell ice cream.

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Florida ‘Pill Mill’ Crackdown saves Thousands of lives, Study says

Florida ‘Pill Mill’ Crackdown saves Thousands of lives, Study says

A new study suggests that ‘pill mills’ crackdown in Florida has saved thousands of people. Due to the crackdown, there were fewer heroin overdose and narcotic painkillers deaths, it reported.

Pill mills are those doctor-run clinics where physicians allegedly recommend narcotic painkillers for cash. In most of the cases, doctors prescribe painkiller, such as Percocet, Oxycontin and Vicodin, even without examining an individual.

Hypoglycemia Patients Might Get New Treatment

Hypoglycemia Patients Might Get New Treatment

A new research has uncovered a new method of powdered glucagon intake for hypoglycemia patients. The research has revealed that at present it has to be mixed with water and directly injected into muscle, whereas with the new technique it might be possible to take it like a nasal spray. The new technique will be effective for the people suffering from this low blood sugar level condition, when they feel dizzy or even unconscious.

Holiday Time Could Be Dangerous For Your Pets, Take Care of Them

Holiday Time Could Be Dangerous For Your Pets, Take Care of Them

Experts said that it is very important to take care of your pets during holidays so you can have a great time with your furry friends. Experts said holidays can be a dangerous time for pets in a house.

According to Dr. Elisabeth Giedt, director of Continuing Education, Extension and Community Engagement at the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University, it is very necessary to keep an eye on what your pets eating and their exercise schedule.

Jimmy Carter, during Bible study class, announces Sudden Death of his Grandson

Jimmy Carter, during Bible study class, announces Sudden Death of his Grandson

A few hours after his grandson’s death, the former US President Jimmy Carter was at Georgia church to take his Sunday’s Bible study class. The 91-year-old grandfather announced the death while revealing why he was late.

Voice of Carter, who some days ago made an announcement that he is now cancer-free, was indicating the former president was very sad. With a heavy heart, Carter announced that his grandson had died some hours before. Relatives tried to revive Jeremy with CPR, but it was an unsuccessful attempt.

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PTSD can recur even five years after person leaves job as per new study conducted on Veterans

PTSD can recur even 5 years after person leaves battlefield: Study

It may be troubling to know, but a new study has found that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be at its peak five years after a person leaves the trauma-ridden place and even when PRSD level reaches to its normal level.

As per study researchers, the findings can significantly change the current understanding on PTSD. The research findings clearly indicate that soldiers may require screening for long time after getting back from the battlefield. According to the researchers, the condition can lay inactive for some time and then make a stronger comeback.

Drug Overdose Deaths Rise By 14%

Drug Overdose Deaths Rise By 14%

In the United States, the number of deaths due to drug overdose rose by 14% in 2014, states a new report issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Drug overdose deaths crossed the mark of 47,000 in 2014, primary reason being the excessive usage of narcotic painkillers and heroin. According to the report, drug overdose has taken lives of almost half a million people since 2000.

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