Health

Flu shots in Chatham County on the way

Flu shots in Chatham County on the way

It takes up to two weeks for protection to develop after the shot, and there is the rare occasion when a person will become ill during that period of time. "We strongly encourage all to get their flu shot and get it early, preferably before the end of October". The intradermal flu vaccine, a shot injected into the skin instead of the muscle using a smaller needle than the regular flu shot and requiring less antigen to be as effective as the regular flu shot, will not be available this season.


High levels of sugar in organic and children's yogurts - new survey

High levels of sugar in organic and children's yogurts - new survey

There is 10.6g of sugar per 100ml of Coca-Cola . Only natural/Greek yogurts met the UK's criteria for "low-sugar". According to Lindsay Moyer , a Senior Nutritionist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, consumers may get around 25 percent or more of the WHO's recommended daily sugar limit for adults (from 25 to 50 grams or less than 10 percent of total energy) from just one serving of yogurt.


Government approves Cigna-Express Scripts merger

Government approves Cigna-Express Scripts merger

Cordani said the Express Scripts deal presented an opportunity for immediate value creation and he said profit should be up in the "mid-teens" in the first year. The companies say their merger would drive higher quality care and affordability by offering insurance and pharmacy services under one roof. Bloomberg reported earlier this month that CVS and Aetna are in talks with the Justice Department about divesting Medicare prescription-drug plans to resolve the government's concerns ...


Aspirin doesn't reduce heart attack risk: Australian study

Aspirin doesn't reduce heart attack risk: Australian study

Significant bleeding, a known risk of regular aspirin use, was associated with a significantly increased risk, primarily in the gastrointestinal tract and brain. "The authors rightly suggest treating the unexpected effects with caution, but they also show that benefits of aspirin in healthy people are at best limited, and may well be harmful, and this harm may be increased beyond age 73".


Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters

Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters

Officials said that the van was near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water that state officials are watching following the heavy rains of Florence. "It can be assumed he did" drive around a barricade, Sheriff Phillip Thompson said, adding that investigators want to know why the deputies chose to disregard the safety measure.


New Apple Watch Series 4 steals the show

New Apple Watch Series 4 steals the show

Unlike some of Apple's other presenters, he's not an engineer or a marketer - he's an operations whiz, a businessman who specializes in ensuring that millions of complicated computers are manufactured and shipped so that they are in stores on time.