Oct 22nd, 2021 - Motor imagery (MI) is a useful tool in the management of multiple sclerosis (MS), with the potential to improve balance, walking, and even cognitive function and mental health. It’s a technique that many think of as the realm of professional athletes, who use it to help mentally prepare for physical activity.
Oct 22nd, 2021 - CHICAGO (Reuters) - Americans this week were handed a big decision when it comes to getting a COVID-19 vaccine booster. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday said individuals who qualify could choose a different vaccine from the one they received for their initial inoculation. For Americans asking how to choose, the following is what some experts advise: The CDC ...
Oct 22nd, 2021 - Nurses experiencing burnout were twice as likely to have thoughts of suicide, and those with symptoms of depression were 11 times as likely to experience suicidal thoughts, a survey study found. Among more than 7,000 nurses surveyed from November to December 2017, a total of 5.5% experienced suicidal ideation, which is higher than rates of suicidal thoughts in the general population (4.3%), rep...
Oct 22nd, 2021 - Physicians may be able to help students get back on track after the pandemic derailed normal schooling, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician suggests. The disruptions especially affected vulnerable students, such as those with disabilities and those affected by poverty.
Oct 22nd, 2021 - The proliferation of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) programs in the U.S. was largely limited to metropolitan areas and hospitals serving relatively affluent patients, a study found. Only 2% of the 583 hospitals with a TAVR program by the end of 2018 were not located in metropolitan areas, and there was only one rural center. Furthermore, half of new programs established in 2012 t...
Oct 22nd, 2021 - (Updates prices, adds analyst comment) Oct 22 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index was little changed on Friday, as weakness in technology and healthcare stocks offset commodity-linked gains, however the benchmark index was on course for its third straight week of gains. At 9:42 a.m. ET (13:42 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 5.76 points, or 0.03%, at 21,206....
Oct 22nd, 2021 - BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary’s main doctors’ association on Friday urged Hungarians not immunised against COVID-19 to stay away from mass rallies this weekend amid a rise in cases across central Europe. The region has the European Union’s lowest vaccination rates, an unwelcome distinction in which both political and economic factors play a role, and deadlier variants of the virus are spreading ...
Oct 22nd, 2021 - NEW YORK, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine showed 90.7% efficacy against the coronavirus in a clinical trial of five to 11 year olds, the U.S. drugmaker said on Friday. Sixteen children in the trial who had received a placebo got COVID-19, compared with 3 who were vaccinated, Pfizer said in briefing documents submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Because mor...
B&G Foods announced today it is voluntarily recalling 3,867 cases of 23 oz. Tone's Taco Seasoning Blend, with "best by" dates of SEPT 03 24 and SEPT 06 24, due to the presence of undeclared wheat. A portion of the individual containers within those cases were mistakenly labeled on the back with the
Committed to quality and out of an abundance of caution, SunTree Snack Foods LLC, of Phoenix, AZ, is recalling specific items of Happy Belly, Prince & Spring, Harris Teeter, and HEB brand names that contain specific lots of cashews due to the potential presence of glass pieces.
Joy Gourmet Foods Inc. of Maspeth, NY is recalling its Joy Brand.Coriander chutney because it contains undeclared sulfites.coconut. FD&C YELLOW#5 . People who have allergies to sulfites.coconut and FD&C YELLOW#5 run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this produ
The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is voluntarily recalling its 16-ounce Kroger bagged kale product, produced by Baker Farms, due to possible listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly
I joined CDC in 2005 as a Psychology Technician with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH. I wasn’t someone who always knew public health was for me. I really even didn’t know about NIOSH until my graduate school advisor matched me with a team of stress researchers who needed an assistant. Helping those NIOSH experts opened my eyes to the serious ways work can aff...
Oct 21st, 2021 - WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Thursday that Democrats are working hard to agree on a framework for President Joe Biden’s social legislation but that “outstanding issues” remain. (Reporting by David Morgan, Editing by Franklin Paul)
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Oct 21st, 2021 - This month’s cover story, “A 4-pronged approach to foster healthy aging in older adults,” by Wilson and colleagues (page 376) provides a wealth of information about aspects of healthy aging that we should consider when we see our older patients. After reading this manuscript, I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of information presented and, more so, by the thought of attempting to incorporate.
Smilin' Bob's is initiating a voluntary recall because a limited amount of Smilin' Bob's Original Smoked Fish Dip was mistakenly packed in Smilin' Bob's Natural Smoked Fish Dip cups with a Original Smoked Fish Dip lid. We discovered the issue when one of our retail customers brought to our attentio
Oct 21st, 2021 - WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Democrats are “making great progress” toward agreeing on a spending plan to fulfill President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday. Pelosi, speaking to reporters at a news conference, said the budget legislation would pass “soon” but gave no other details. (Reporting by David Morgan; writing by Susan Heavey)
Oct 21st, 2021 - There's no denying that the pandemic led to disruptions for research in rare diseases, but the public health crisis did have a "silver lining" for this patient population, NIH investigators said. "COVID-19 came along and it was a little distracting," conceded Matt Hall, PhD, director of the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Early Translation Branch, speaking at th...
Oct 21st, 2021 - (Adds quote, background, details) Oct 21 (Reuters) - Britain’s Rentokil Initial posted a more than 10% jump in third-quarter ongoing revenue on Thursday, as reopening of businesses following easing of COVID-19 restrictions boosted demand for its pest control services. As vaccinations across the world gather pace and restrictions are lifted in the United States as well as in Europe, its core pes...
Oct 21st, 2021 - Oct 21 (Reuters) - Britain’s Rentokil Initial posted a more than 10% jump in third-quarter ongoing revenue on Thursday, as reopening of businesses following easing of COVID-19 restrictions boosted demand for its pest control services. The company, which offers hand soaps, sanitizers, deep cleaning and pest control services, said ongoing revenue excluding disinfection for the three months to Sep...