Health Highlights: March 22, 2019

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Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

‘Game of Thrones’ Actress Had Two Brain Aneurysms

“Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke disclosed Thursday that she’s had two surgeries for brain aneurysms.

In 2011, she developed a sudden, severe headache while working out and was rushed to a hospital. Doctors discovered two brain aneurysms, which occur when a blood vessel in the brain has a weak spot that causes it to bulge and fill with blood, ABC News reported.

Aneurysms can burst and be life-threatening, because they cause bleeding in the brain.

Doctors found that one of Clarke’s aneurysms had burst open, but were able to treat it with minimally invasive surgery. In 2013, routine monitoring showed that the second aneurysm had doubled in size.

During minimally invasive surgery to repair it, that aneurysm burst, forcing doctors to perform open-brain surgery on Clarke, ABC News reported.

“In my years since my second surgery I have healed beyond my most unreasonable hopes,” said Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on ‘Game of Thrones,’ a wildly popular fantasy series on HBO.


Hill’s Expands Dog Food Recall

A recall of certain canned dog food products that may contain elevated levels of vitamin D has been expanded by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

Dogs that consume elevated levels of vitamin D can cause develop symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Consuming very high levels of vitamin D can sometimes lead to life-threatening problems, including kidney dysfunction.

Consumers whose dogs were fed the recalled products and developed symptoms should contact their veterinarian, Hill’s advised. In most cases, dogs completely recover after they stop eating the recalled food.

The initial recall was announced Jan. 31, 2019. For more information, call Hill’s at 1-800-445-5777 or go to the company’s website.


CBD Products Now Available at Hundreds of CVS Stores

Creams, sprays and lotions infused with the nonintoxicating hemp component cannabidiol (CBD) are now being sold at more than 800 CVS stores in eight states.

The products will be sold in store aisles, according to a company spokesman, who added that the drugstore chain is not selling any supplements or food additives containing CBD, the Chicago Tribune reported.

California, Illinois, Colorado and Alabama are among the states where stores will carry the CBD products from marijuana company Curaleaf Holdings, which has hopes to expand sales to more CVS stores.

Curaleaf operates more than 40 marijuana dispensaries across 12 states and also offers hemp-derived products including lotions, tinctures, vape pens and patches.

CBD, which does not get people high, has become a trendy wellness ingredient, the Tribune reported.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved the use of CBD use in food or beverages.


Baby Cough Syrup Recalled

One lot of DG/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus is being recalled due to possible contamination with potentially harmful bacteria, says maker Kingston Pharma, LLC.

The recall is for Lot KL180157 of 2-fluid ounce (59 mL) bottles with an expiration date of 11/20 and UPC Code 8 54954 00250 0. The products were shipped to Dollar General retail stores across the United States.

The problem is possible contamination with Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulars, which can cause vomiting or diarrhea. To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with the recalled cough syrup, according to the company.

Consumers with the recalled cough syrup may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund, and can call company at 1-844-724-7347 for more information.

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  1. RishatMarch 22, 2019

    This article was approved in the Almetyevsk Psychiatric Dispensary. I will be helping only in cases of a pandemic or in cases of a strong epidemic.
    March 11, 2019 / 15:06 / UPDATED 6 HOURS BACK
    WHO must prepare for imminent next influenza pandemic
    According to the Centers for Disease Control, influenza remains widespread in 46 states, including Arizona.

    CDC reports that between October, 25.5 million and 29.3 million cases of influenza have been reported, marking the beginning of the flu season.

    March 19, 2019

    It may not seem likely that you get the flu twice in one season, but this year is different.

    For most of the season, the H1N1 strain dominated, but now it seems that the stronger H3N2 strain dominates. During the week ending March 9, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that 61 percent of new cases of influenza A were H3N2.

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    Today in medicine, the serum is called the liquid part of the blood itself. On its basis, vaccines and therapeutic sera are produced, which allow to prevent and treat various diseases.
    There is an invitation from the President of the Russian Federation to undergo analyzes in Kazan. I called to Kazan, immunologists are already waiting for me. But I can not go, my mother is my official guardian against this trip. If you want me to go to Kazan. Provide me with transport for a trip to Kazan and convince my mother to let me go to Kazan. A psychodiagnosis was given on far-fetched charges. He is incapacitated in his 2 diseases. For 2 diseases I can die at any moment. I live in Almetyevsk. Please inform upon receipt


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