‘ SIX TIPS FOR DINING OUT WITH CROHN’S DISEASE ‘

#AceHealthNews – Nov.09 – Dining out when you have Crohn’s can be difficult, but it’s not as hard as you may think as long as you look for quality.

A good restaurant should be able to accommodate your needs within reason and do it well. 

Source: 6 Tips for Dining Out With Crohn’s Disease.

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` MERS Cases Increase as Saudi Arabia's Health Minister is Replaced as Kingdom Struggles to Contain Rise'

#AceHealthNews – RIYADH – April 22 – Saudi Arabia’s health minister, Abdullah al-Rabeeah, has been replaced by Labour minister Adel Fakieh as the kingdom struggles to contain the surge of new cases of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS).

Rabeeah has been made an adviser to the Royal Court, Monarch’s decree said.

Last week, the kingdom confirmed an additional 49 cases, mostly in the port city of Jeddah.

Overall, Saudi Arabia has acknowledged 244 cases of MERS since 2012, of which 79 have died. MERS is a viral infection that causes pneumonia-like symptoms.

So far, about 30 percent of people with known infections have died.

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` MERS Coronavirus Claims its First Victim in `Yemen ‘ whilst Saudi Arabia says a Foreigner has Died ‘

#AceHealthNews – SAUDI ARABIA – April 13 – (ALJ) – A foreigner has died from the deadly MERS coronavirus in Saudi Arabia, while Yemen has reported its first case of the disease.

The foreign man, whose nationality has not been disclosed, died from the coronavirus as eight others in the kingdom, including five health workers in the city of Jeddah, were infected.

The death brings the nationwide toll in the world’s most-affected country to 68, with 189 people infected.

The Saudi health ministry, which announced the death, said five health workers – two women and three men – and three other people had been infected by MERS in Jeddah.

The announcement came days after panic over the spread of the virus among medical staff led to the closure of the emergency room at the city’s main public hospital.

Deadly virus

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said that it had been told of 212 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS infection worldwide, of which 88 were fatal.

MERS is considered a deadlier but less-transmissible cousin of the SARS virus that erupted in Asia in 2003 and infected 8,273 people, nine percent of whom died.

Experts are still struggling to understand MERS, for which there is no known vaccine.

A study has said the virus has been “extraordinarily common” in camels for at least 20 years, and may have been passed directly from the animals to humans.

The UAE news agency WAM said on Friday an expatriate health worker had died from the virus and five others had been infected in the Gulf state. This followed Saudi reports last week of two deaths and nine other cases of infection in the kingdom, including among hospital staff.

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UNICEF ` Begins` ​Mass Polio Vaccine Campaign’ in Iraq, Syria, Egypt after Reported Case ‘

#AceHealthNews – A large five-day vaccination campaign against polio has been launched in Iraq, Syria and Egypt after health officials reported a suspected polio case in Baghdad.

Child receiving polio vaccine.

Child receiving polio vaccine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

According to UNICEF, the program aims to vaccinate more than 20 million children, including 5.6 million in Iraq alone.

Polio eradication is a global priority,” said UNICEF’s representative in Iraq, Marzio Babille. The contagious, crippling disease which affects children under 5 years, cannot be cured but it can be prevented.

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` World Health Day ` April 07 – 2014 – Topic – Vector Bourne Diseases ‘

#AceHealthNews – WHO – April 07 – World Health Day – 7 April 2014

The topic for 2014 is vector-borne diseases

World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. Each year a theme is selected that highlights a priority area of public health. The Day provides an opportunity for individuals in every community to get involved in activities that can lead to better health.

The topic for 2014 is vector-borne diseases.

What are vectors and vector-borne diseases?

Vectors are organisms that transmit pathogens and parasites from one infected person (or animal) to another. Vector-borne diseases are illnesses caused by these pathogens and parasites in human populations. They are most commonly found in tropical areas and places where access to safe drinking-water and sanitation systems is problematic.

The most deadly vector-borne disease, malaria, caused an estimated 660 000 deaths in 2010. Most of these were African children. However, the world’s fastest growing vector-borne disease is dengue, with a 30-fold increase in disease incidence over the last 50 years. Globalization of trade and travel and environmental challenges such as climate change and urbanization are having an impact on transmission of vector-borne diseases, and causing their appearance in countries where they were previously unknown.

Read More:  WHO

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` World Health Organisation States that `Air Pollution ‘ Accounts for 7 million Deaths Annually ‘

#AceHealthNews – Geneva – April 6 – (WHO) – In new estimates released by the World Health Organization indicated that in 2012 around 7 million people died – one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure.This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk.


Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives.

In particular, the new data reveal a stronger link between both indoor and outdoor air-pollution exposure and cardiovascular diseases, such as strokes and Ischaemic heart disease, as well as between air pollution and cancer. This is in addition to air pollution’s role in the development of respiratory diseases, including acute respiratory infections and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.

The new estimates are not only based on more knowledge about the diseases caused by air pollution, but also upon better assessment of human exposure to air pollutants through the use of improved measurements and technology.

This has enabled scientists to make a more detailed analysis of health risks from a wider demographic spread that now includes rural as well as urban areas.

Regionally, low- and middle-income countries in the WHO South-East Asia and Western Pacific Regions had the largest air pollution-related burden in 2012, with a total of 3.3 million deaths linked to indoor air pollution and 2.6 million deaths related to outdoor air pollution.

World Health Organisation (WHO) – Iran News – ANS2014

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` Senegal closes its ‘ Land Border ‘ in an Effort to ` Prevent Spread of Ebola Virus ‘ Outbreak in Guinea ‘

#AceHealthNews – GUINEA – March 30 – In an effort to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea, neighbouring Senegal has closed its land border.

So far 70 people have died in Guinea, the discovery of 11 suspected deaths from Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia in recent days, forced Senegal to further secure its borders.

Meanwhile Guinea health officials announce that they introduced strict measures to stop the epidemic and told citizens not to panic.

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1. March 27 -21.48 GMT – #AceHealthNews – GUINEA – March 27 – Four new cases of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea has been confirmed in the southern forests, health sources told AFP.

The patients were immediately quarantined in isolation centres to avoid the spread of the disease. http://wp.me/p165ui-4zc

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` Four New Cases of the Deadly ` Ebola Virus ‘ in ` Guinea ‘ bringing the total in the ` Epidemic ‘ to above Seventy ‘

#AceHealthNews – GUINEA – March 27 – Four new cases of the deadly Ebola virus in Guinea has been confirmed in the southern forests, health sources told AFP.

The patients were immediately quarantined in isolation centres to avoid the spread of the disease.

Dozens of health workers have been sent to the country to combat the haemorrhagic fever outbreak which so far has claimed the lives of at least 63 victims, many of whom have been confirmed to have been infected by Ebola.

The tropical virus causes high fever and muscle ache, vomiting, diarrhea and, in some instances, organ failure and bleeding.

Besides Guinea, five other Ebola-like deaths are being investigated in Liberia, one in Sierra Leone which could bring the total in the epidemic to above 70.

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1. March 23 – 12.10 GMT – Extract – #AceHealthNews – GUINEA – 23 March – The deadly epidemic, which has killed at least 59 people, in Guinea, West Africa, and could have spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone, has been confirmed to be Ebola, according to government officials. http://wp.me/p165ui-4uC

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` FDA has granted approval to ` Pluristem Therapeutics ‘ to mass produce `Human Placenta Derived Stem Cell Products ‘

#AceHealthNews – ISRAEL – 23 March – The US Food and Drug Administration has granted approval http://www.pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=80807&sid=2to Pluristem Therapeutics to mass produce therapeutic human-placenta-derived stem cell products within its commercial-scale manufacturing facility in Haifa, Israel.

Pluristem’s Placental Expanded (PLX) products are mesenchymal-like adherent stromal cells – connective tissue cells in an organ – from human placentas, which are lush with hormones and proteins. The FDA has cleared PLX for use in studies on treating injuries, one step closer to full approval of PLX cells in treatments.

PLX products are made via Pluristem’s “automated 3D cell expansion manufacturing platform that uses its patented high-throughput culturing technologies, 3D bioreactors, and downstream equipment.”

“The PLX cells are grown using the company’s proprietary 3D micro-environmental technology and are an ‘off-the-shelf’ product that requires no tissue matching prior to administration,” according to Pluristem.

Pluristem operates out of a high-output facility in northern Israel that can produce about 150,000 doses of PLX products a year. http://on.rt.com/j7qdeo

From the CEO – http://www.pluristem.com/

Our vision at Pluristem Therapeutics inc. is to leverage our position as the global leader in placenta-based cell science to become the world’s leader in developing and manufacturing cell therapy products.

We believe our cutting edge technology can become the standard of care for treating a host of inflammatory and ischemic conditions.

We are in the process of achieving this vision by building a successful, winning team to maintain our standard of excellence in the research, development and production of cell therapies.

We continue to develop our understanding surrounding the mechanism of action of PLacental eXpanded (PLX) cells. We then leverage this understanding towards the development of these cells for additional markets. Currently we are actively pursuing indications in the peripheral vascular, pulmonary, orthopedic, ob-gyn and hematology markets.

We also believe “the Process is the Product.” This reflects our view that the precise control of the entire process, from obtaining cells from the source, to delivery to the patient, is vitally important to the success of a cell therapy product. Part of the reason we are able to obtain this precision in our cell expansion process is our exclusive ability to expand cells via our proprietary 3D technology.

Combining this “Powered by Pluristem” fully automated process with our increasing knowledge of the placental cell is the powerful engine towards identifying additional products for new markets and indications.

Every engine needs a driver, which returns me to the key to success for achieving our vision: the team. Our team has the ability, integrity, commitment and courage to develop breakthrough cell therapies that can transform the treatment of certain diseases and deliver value to our shareholders.
Zami Aberman
Chairman and CEO

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` Guinea ` Ebola Virus ' has killed at least 59 and According to Reports may now have spread to Sierra Leone '

#AceHealthNews – GUINEA – 23 March – The deadly epidemic, which has killed at least 59 people, in Guinea, West Africa, and could have spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone, has been confirmed to be Ebola, according to government officials.

Following failed attempts by medical experts in Guinea to identify the disease, which started claiming lives six weeks ago, samples of the virus were sent to scientists in the French city of Lyon, who confirmed the virus was Ebola.

“The Ebola fever epidemic raging in southern Guinea, including the prefectures of Gueckedou and Macenta, since February 9 has left at least 59 dead out of 80 cases identified by our services on the ground,” the Guinean health ministry’s chief disease prevention officer, Sakoba Keita, announced on Saturday, according to AFP.

The disease, which has diarrhoea, vomiting and bleeding among its symptoms and kills between 25 and 90 percent of those who fall sick, depending on the virus’s strain, has never before been registered in Guinea. It has now been found in three south-eastern towns and in the capital, Conakry.

The disease could have also spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone, according to World Health Organization (WHO) officials, who reported cases showing similar symptoms there.

RT – AFP – World Health News

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`Guinea has Confirmed that an Outbreak of ` Hemorrhagic Fever ‘ is Ebola ‘

#AceHealthNews – GUINEA – 22 March – Guinea has confirmed that an outbreak of Hemorrhagic Fever is Ebola – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebola_virus_disease

The fever, which has already killed 34 people in Guinea, may have spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and a senior Sierra Leone health official.

Forty-nine cases of the infection have already been registered in Guinea since the outbreak was first reported on February 9.

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1. March 22 – 17.53 GMT – Extract – #AceHealthNews – GUINEA – 22 March – An outbreak of Hemorrhagic fever that has already killed 29 people in Guinea may have spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and a senior Sierra Leone health official. http://wp.me/p165ui-4tJ

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` Guinea is caught in the middle of an Outbreak of ` Hemorrhagic Fever ‘ but WHO suspects – Lassa Fever ‘

#AceHealthNews – GUINEA – 22 March – An outbreak of Hemorrhagic fever that has already killed 29 people in Guinea may have spread to neighbouring Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and a senior Sierra Leone health official.

Forty-nine cases of infection have already been registered in Guinea since the outbreak was first reported on February 9.

An official from Guinea said that preliminary tests have narrowed down the possibilities of the exact type of fever to either Ebola or Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever, but WHO officials suspect that it may be Lassa fever.

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`Obamacare Pro’s and Con’s of Enrolment by 31 March 2014 or risk paying a fine ‘

#AceHealthcareNews says according to WASHINGTON (AP) that everyone is sick of hearing about the health care law?
With plenty of people have tuned out after all the political jabber and website woes.

But now is the time to tune back in, before it’s too late, as we are being told that the big deadline is coming March 31.

By that day, for the first time, nearly everyone in the United States is required to be signed up for health insurance or risk paying a fine.

Healthcare.govHere’s what you need to know about this month’s open enrolment countdown:

ALREADY COVERED? NO WORRIES

Most people don’t need to do anything. Even before the health care law passed in 2010, more than 8 out of 10 U.S. residents had coverage, usually through their workplace plans or the government’s Medicare or Medicaid programs. Some have private policies that meet the law’s requirements.

If you’re already covered that way, you meet the law’s requirements.

Since October, about 4 million people have signed up for private plans through the new state and federal marketplaces, the Obama administration says, although it’s not clear how many were already insured elsewhere. In addition, many poor adults now have Medicaid coverage for the first time through expansions of the program in about half the states.

President Barack Obama is urging people who have coverage to help any uninsured friends and relatives get signed up.

NEED COVERAGE? IT’S CRUNCH TIME

Chances are you’ll hear more reminders about health care this month. The push is on to reach millions of uninsured people.

The administration, insurers, medical associations and non-profit groups are teaming up with volunteers to get the word out and guide people through the sometimes-rocky enrollment process. They plan special events at colleges, libraries, churches and work sites.

Singing cats, dogs, parrots — even a goldfish — are promoting the message in TV and online spots from the Ad Council.

A big hurdle for the effort: As recently as last month, three-fourths of the uninsured didn’t know there was a March 31 deadline, according to polling conducted for the Kaiser Family Foundation. Most said they didn’t know much about the law and had an unfavourable opinion of it.

Plus, many worry they won’t be able to afford the new plans.

The enrolment campaign is emphasizing that subsidies are available on a sliding scale to help low-income and middle-class households pay for their insurance.

How to enrol? Start at HealthCare.gov or by calling 1-800-318-2596. Residents of states running their own marketplaces will be directed there; people in other states go through the federal exchange.

After March 31, many people won’t be able to get subsidized coverage this year, even if they become seriously ill.

The next open enrolment period is set to begin Nov. 15, for coverage in 2015.

DEADLINE DETAILS

There are exceptions. The big one is the Medicaid program for the poor.

People who meet the requirements can sign up any time, with no deadline.

Also, people remain eligible for Medicare when they turn 65.

If you are insured now and lose your coverage during the year, by getting laid off from your job, for example, you can use an exchange to find a new policy then. People can sign up outside the open enrolment period in special situations such as having a baby or moving to another state.

You can choose to buy insurance outside the marketplaces and still benefit from consumer protections in the law.

People who do that wouldn’t normally be eligible for premium subsidies. But the Obama administration says exceptions will be made for people whose attempts to buy marketplace insurance on time were stymied by continuing problems with some enrolment websites.

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WON’T GET COVERED

Some 12 million people could gain health coverage this year because of the law, if congressional auditors’ predictions don’t prove overly optimistic.

Even so, tens of millions still would go without.

That’s partly because of immigrants in the country illegally; they aren’t eligible for marketplace policies.

Some of the uninsured will not find out about the program in time, will find it confusing or too costly, or will just procrastinate too long. Some feel confident of their health and prefer to risk going uninsured instead of paying premiums. Others are philosophically opposed to participating.

Figuring out just how many of the uninsured got coverage this year won’t be easy because the numbers are fuzzy.

The administration’s enrolment count includes people who already were insured and used the exchanges to find a better deal, or switched from private insurance to Medicaid, or already qualified for Medicaid before the changes.

Some who sign up will end up uninsured anyway, if they fail to pay their premiums.

The budget experts predict enrolment will grow in future years and by 2017 some 92 percent of legal residents too young for Medicare will have insurance.

But even then, about 30 million people in the United States would go uncovered.

SOME ARE LEFT OUT

A gap in the law means some low-income workers can’t get help.

The insurance marketplaces weren’t designed to serve people whose low incomes qualify them for expanded Medicaid instead. But some states have declined to expand their Medicaid programs. That means that in those states, many poor people will get left out.

People who fall into the gap won’t be penalized for failing to get covered.

Some others are exempt from the insurance mandate, too: American Indians, those with religious objections, prisoners, immigrants in the country illegally, and people considered too poor to buy coverage even with financial assistance.

THE IRS IS WATCHING YOU

The law says people who aren’t covered in 2014 are liable for a fine. That amounts to $95 per uninsured person or approximately 1 percent of income, whichever is higher. The penalty goes up in later years.

A year from now, the Internal Revenue Service will be asking taxpayers filing their forms for proof of insurance coverage. Insurance companies are supposed to provide that documentation to their customers.

If you owe a penalty for being uninsured, the IRS can withhold it from your refund.

The agency can’t put people in jail or garnishee wages to get the money. But it can withhold the penalty from a future year’s tax refund.

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` Plastic Chemical `Azodicarbonamide ‘ found in nearly 500 foods and supplied by around 130 Companies’

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` Doctors are Warning of a `Brand New’ recently FDA-Approved `Pain-Killer’ `Zohydro’ is Deadly Dangerous’

#AceHealthNews says according to latest news from RT a new painkiller set to hit the market in March is coming under heavy fire from doctors and lawmakers warning of its powerful ability to kill.

Although the opiate Zohydro was ultimately approved by the US Food and Drug administration, that endorsement went against the recommendation given by the agency’s own advisory panel.

The panel voted 11 – 2 against approving the drug, but the FDA argued its availability is necessary to help patients un-fazed by current medication.

The new drug has not become available yet, but a group of more than 40 doctors is hoping to pre-empt its release by urging the FDA to reconsider its decision.

According to the letter penned by the doctors, Zohydro is five to 10 times stronger than its nearest equivalent, Vicodin, and has the potential to cause a severe rise in overdose deaths.

The doctors warned that the drug could potentially kill an individual after taking only two Zohydro capsules.

A child, meanwhile, could suffer a fatal overdose from just one pill.

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` People in this World starve and others are `Obese' as `Greed' has its own Reward's'

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“Children at `Risk’ of `Brain Damaging’ Chemicals that are capable of `Impairing Child Development’ Study”

#AceHealthNews says that more and more `Children’ are being exposed to more brain-damaging chemicals than scientists thought

A troubling new study has found that the number of chemicals can impairing child development worldwide is more than double what was previously believed, according to a new story by Time Magazine.

English: Percent of Youth 4-17 ever diagnosed ...

English: Percent of Youth 4-17 ever diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: National Survey of Children’s Health, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Back in 2006, researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai pinpointed five industrial chemicals that they linked to brain disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reduced IQ, and more.

These chemicals were lead, methlymercury, polychlorinated biphenyls (a coolant fluid in motors), arsenic (found naturally and also in pesticides), and toluene (in paint thinner, nail polish, and more).

In a review of their 2006 study, though, the same scientists have now discovered brain development in children could be negatively disrupted by another six chemicals. These chemicals are: chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, fluoride, manganese, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, tetrachloroethylene.

Alarmingly, the researchers discovered that manganese and fluoride, both of which are present in drinking water, can lead to poorer performance in school, lower math scores, and increased hyperactivity. High levels of fluoride, in particular, are potentially capable of lowering a child’s IQ by seven points.

Chlorpyrifos, meanwhile, is a common pesticide that is still used in public areas and in agriculture despite the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency banned it from residential areas in 2001.

According to a report by CNN in 2012, even low levels of chlorpyrifos could result in disrupted brain development.

“It’s out there and we do not know what the longer term impact is of lower levels,” Virginia Rauh, professor of Clinical Population and Family Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, told CNN. “But it does seem to be associated with cognitive damage and structural changes in brain.”

As RT reported this week, some health experts believe the increased rate of severe birth defects in rural Washington state could possibly be linked to prolonged exposure to pesticides, though officials have been unable to determine the precise cause.

Despite the researchers’ claim that these new chemicals can contribute to brain disorders, they admitted they could not prove a direct causal link between a chemical and any one health issue. Still, they are pushing for increased public awareness considering the potential risks.

“The consequence of such brain damage is impaired [central nervous system] function that lasts a lifetime and might result in reduced intelligence, as expressed in terms of lost IQ points, or disruption in behavior,” the study reads, cited by Time and published in the Lancet Neurology journal.

In terms of defending children from exposure, the scientists said one roadblock is the fact that regulatory agencies require a vast amount of proof in order to place restrictions on chemicals. In some cases, the EPA has even raised the level of pesticides permitted on crops grown in the United States.

“Our very great concern is that children worldwide are being exposed to unrecognized toxic chemicals that are silently eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviours, truncating future achievements and damaging societies, perhaps most seriously in developing countries,” the authors of the study wrote. “A new framework of action is needed.”

 

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`Researchers at `UCLA’ say `Acetaminophen’ could be `Causing Children to be Born’ with `ADHD’ & `KHD’ if taken during Pregnancy’

#AceHealthNews says a `Popular Painkiller increases risk of ADHD in children, study finds, by UCLA.

PainkillersAccording to recent reports have stated that over-the-counter pain relievers made with acetaminophen are among the most widely sold in the United States, but concerns raised by a new study could possibly change all of that.

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles say that acetaminophen — the effective ingredient in popular retail drugs including Excedrin and Tylenol — could be causing children to be born with attention-deficity/hyperactivity disorder and hyperkinetic disorder.

For years those researchers have monitored health statistics provided by the Danish National Birth Cohort to see what correlation if any exists between acetaminophen use and ADHD, as well as a particularly severe form of the disorder known as KHD.

Now after examining information pertaining to 64,322 mothers and children from pregnancy through adolescence, the study’s findings suggest there’s reason to suspect that taking acetaminophen while expecting increases the likelihood a child is later diagnosed with either disorder.

“We know there has been a rapid increase in childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, over the past decades, and it’s likely that the rise is not solely attributable to better diagnoses or parental awareness.

It’s likely there are environmental components as well,” Dr. Beate Ritz, one of the authors of the paper, said in a statement released this week by UCLA.

“It’s known from animal data that acetaminophen is a hormone disruptor, and abnormal hormonal exposures in pregnancy may influence fetal brain development.”

“That gave us the motivation to search for environmental causes that are avoidable,” explained Dr. Jørn Olsen, another senior author involved in the report.

Those researchers had their findings published in the latest edition of JAMA Pediatrics, and in it they warn that women who take acetaminophen for extended amounts of time while pregnant could be posing future risks for their children with regards to either disorder, characterized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as causing behavioral problems like impulsivity and trouble paying attention.

According to the latest research from the team at UCLA, children whose mothers used acetaminophen during pregnancy saw anywhere from a 13 percent to 37 percent higher risk of later receiving a hospital diagnosis of HKD, being treated with ADHD medications or having ADHD-like behaviors by the time they turn 7.

“The risks for hyperkinetic disorder/ADHD in children were elevated 50 percent or more when the mothers had used the common painkiller for more than 20 weeks in pregnancy,” the researchers added.

If further research confirms the findings of the UCLA study, expectant mothers may soon be warned to avoid acetaminophen.

“That gave us the motivation to search for environmental causes that are avoidable,” explained Dr. Jørn Olsen, another senior author involved in the report.

Those researchers had their findings published in the latest edition of JAMA Pediatrics, and in it they warn that women who take acetaminophen for extended amounts of time while pregnant could be posing future risks for their children with regards to either disorder, characterized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as causing behavioural problems like impulsivity and trouble paying attention.

According to the latest research from the team at UCLA, children whose mothers used acetaminophen during pregnancy saw anywhere from a 13 percent to 37 percent higher risk of later receiving a hospital diagnosis of HKD, being treated with ADHD medications or having ADHD-like behaviors by the time they turn 7.

“The risks for hyperkinetic disorder/ADHD in children were elevated 50 percent or more when the mothers had used the common painkiller for more than 20 weeks in pregnancy,” the researchers added.

If further research confirms the findings of the UCLA study, expectant mothers may soon be warned to avoid acetaminophen.

Courtesy of RT

 

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#Egypt : ” H1N1 Swine Flu Victims Rise to `182′ Overall with `52′ Fatal Cases since December”

#aceHealthNews says that a further eight people have died of H1N1 swine flu, the Egyptian Health Ministry reported on Saturday, meaning that since December, 52 fatal cases in total have been reported, with 182 overall having been confirmed since last Tuesday alone. Ahmed Kamel, the Health Ministry’s media consultant identified those especially vulnerable to the illness as those over 65, children under 2, people with respiratory problems, and people with diabetes.

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#NHS : ” Tales of Neglect Increase Under this Conservative Government”

Ann Clwyd (Labour, Cynon Valley MP), photo by ...

Ann Clwyd (Labour, Cynon Valley MP), photo by Aberdare Blog. Photo taken at a ceremony to unveil the Keir Hardie bust, at Rock Grounds, Aberdare, December 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

#AceHealthNews says `Tales of Neglect on the NHS now amount to  3,000 as `MP Exposes Shocking Care of the Elderly’ `

  • Ann Clwyd was put in charge of investigation into NHS complaints after exposing the shocking care her husband received
  • Said she was inundated with patients‘ letters about a ‘lack of compassion’

Elderly patients are still routinely being neglected and abused by NHS nurses, an MP has warned.

Ann Clwyd, who was put in charge of an investigation into NHS complaints after exposing the shocking care her husband received, said she was inundated with patients’ letters about a ‘lack of compassion’ – 3,000 in the past year alone.

Nurses were telling elderly patients they ‘do not have time’ to administer pain relief, and making them and their families feel like intruders, she said.

The MP also told how families contacting her claimed patients were routinely left to starve on NHS wards ‘because food was taken away’. The weight of one woman in her 90s dropped to just five stone.

Another woman, aged 88, was left in a chair in A&E for seven hours ‘in agony’ and expected ‘not to make any demands’, she said.

Mrs Clwyd, the Labour MP for Cynon Valley, South Wales, broke down in the Commons in December 2012 when she described how her husband Owen had died in hospital ‘like a battery hen’.
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