A modest rise has been estimated in the population of America, unveils the US Census Bureau. The US population on January 1, 2016 will stands at 322,762,018, a slight increase of .77% from a year ago. As per the census report, the estimated rise is the net result of births over deaths and an influx of immigrants.
Military installation through Hawaii has issued orders to ban the sale of tobacco to individuals who are below the age of 21. The new rule will be implemented from the New Year’s Day.
The new rule coincides with a similar measure passed by the Hawaii legislature in June that will also come into effect on Friday. After this new rule, Hawaii will become the first state to ban the sale and possession of tobacco to individual under-21. The ban even includes the sale and possession of e-cigarettes, according to the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.
A new type of transmissible cancer has been detected in eight Tasmanian devils. Already, earlier transmissible cancer has decimated the population of Tasmanian devils since 1996. Discovery of second transmissible cancer started in 2014.
At that time, a Tasmanian devil with facial tumors was found in south-east Tasmania. Though the outward appearance of the tumor was akin to those caused by the first type of Tasmanian devil transmissible cancer, upon assessment cancer was found to be having different chromosomal rearrangements and was genetically different.
A research has revealed that policies to verify brain death differs vastly from hospital to hospital and policies are full of lapses. The rules to ascertain brain death vary broadly from one hospital to another, even though national standards exist.
The research has discovered that the hospital policies to determine brain death are astonishingly conflicting and don’t comply with parameters decided by health authorities.
The US Justice Department said it has launched an investigation into Blue Bell over listeria contamination of its ice cream. The contamination was linked to three deaths and several illnesses.
A person familiar with the matter told that government lawyers are probing into what information did the Blue Bell executives had about the listeria contamination in their plants and products.
A latest research has come as add on to the proof that ultrasonography can be helpful in diagnosing cancer in women, having dense breasts. Data from 2,809 women from throughout the US, Canada and Argentina were examined.
All the examined women had dense breasts, and also at least one other breast cancer risk factor. According to a report published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, each woman went through 3 screenings in the time period of 3 years with mammography and ultrasonography. They found 111 breast cancers overall, and 80% were invasive.
It’s again the time to take up new resolutions and quit smoking has always remained one of the commonly taken resolution on New Year’s. Knowing that it is also hard resolution to keep, a UC Davis doctor is strengthening efforts to enroll more smokers to join a program called UC Quits. This program aims to connect patients more quickly and seamlessly to a statewide smoking-cessation program.
As per a new 2014 report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), twinning rate has hit all time high in the United States in 2014. In 2014, the birth rate for twins was 33.9 sets of twins per 1,000 births compared to 33.7 in 2013. It has been reported that mothers continued to get older in 2014 with the average age for the first-time mother has now become 26.3, which it was 26 in 2013.
An investigation has been started into Blue Bell by the Department of Justice after their ice cream was linked to a deadly Listeria outbreak earlier this year. The outbreak killed three people. An investigation by FDA discovered Listeria in Blue Bell’s all three production plants present in Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas.