What is actually in erectile dysfunction supplements?

first_img Related: By Bob Tedeschi Jan. 5, 2016 Reprints The ground-up bodies of blister beetles known as Spanish flies are among the folk remedies that have been used to treat erectile dysfunction. Gurinder Osan/AP In western Iran and other parts of the Middle East, some men forcefully strike their penises to generate stronger erections.“We hear a lot of things” men will try to treat erectile dysfunction, said Dr. Landon Trost, head of andrology and male infertility at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. “That’s probably the most violent.”The ground-up bodies of blister beetles known as Spanish flies and extracts from the ginkgo biloba tree are perhaps the best-known folk remedies for erectile dysfunction, or E.D. But they are hardly the only ones.advertisement Tags dietary supplementserectile dysfunctionmen’s health Experts debate: Do we need tougher regulation of dietary supplements? Celebrity selfies, lax regulations drive booming supplement industry center_img In fact, some nutraceuticals marketed as E.D. treatments have been found to contain hidden traces of prescription E.D. drugs. That increases the odds that consumers will find them effective, but also increases the dangers to men with cardiovascular disease, or those who take prescription nitrates.“This tends to be the Wild West of therapies,” Trost said. “It’s very difficult to get something that’s not adulterated Viagra.”Nutraceuticals don’t require approval from the Food and Drug Administration or other regulators, making it easier for manufacturers to reach consumers with their products before safety issues are detected. Despite repeated warnings from regulators, nutraceutical sales have surged. HealthWhat is actually in erectile dysfunction supplements? The journal International Society for Sexual Medicine recently reviewed ingredients found in top-selling “nutraceuticals” — a category that includes nutritional supplements and herbal teas — promoted as remedies for E.D.As the authors note, consumers face a “dizzying array of formulations available and little regulation on the dosage, purity, or ingredients found in these products.”advertisement Related: Meanwhile, even E.D. treatments that are safe and free of pharmaceuticals aren’t necessarily working for the reasons consumers suspect, said Dr. Ryan Berglund, assistant professor of surgery and urologic oncology at the Cleveland Clinic.“If I give you a sugar pill, there’s a 20 to 30 percent chance it works,” he said. “Admittedly, it’s not fair of me to completely dismiss this stuff. I just don’t think these approaches have been subjected to rigorous scientific evaluation.”The authors of the paper in the International Society for Sexual Medicine set out to review existing medical literature about the ingredients commonly found in E.D. nutraceuticals.Here are some of their key takeaways:Red ginsengThe most common ingredient among popular sexual-health supplements, this extract increases production of nitric oxide and, as a result, can increase blood flow to the erectile tissue known as the corpora cavernosa. While ginseng “appears to be well tolerated, affordable, and reasonably safe, there is presently not enough quality evidence of efficacy to recommend it as first-line therapy for E.D.”Horny goat weedAn extract of the Epimedium plant, it has not been well studied in humans. Toxicity is rare and generally mild. “Despite promising animal studies,” there is “no evidence of improvement in sexual health among humans.”FenugreekAlso known as “methi,” fenugreek comes from the Fabaceae plant family. In one double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of 60 men, fenugreek yielded significant increases in “sexual arousal and orgasm domains,” among other benefits, while experiencing no adverse events. “Further human clinical trials certainly seem worthwhile,” the authors note, “before recommending it for men.”MacaThis root vegetable has been used for male sexual health for decades, the authors say, but is little studied in animals. Maca supplements seem safe, the authors say, but given the “limited hard evidence” that they improve sexual health, the authors don’t recommend it for routine use.DehydroepiandrosteroneA naturally occurring steroid produced in the adrenal glands, it has been the subject of at least two randomized, controlled trials — one of which showed positive effects. “Data on efficacy for treating sexual health problems is still lacking,” the authors conclude.Ginkgo bilobaPromoted as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including hypertension and Alzheimer’s dementia, it has been widely studied as an E.D. treatment. Results have been mixed, however. “There is no convincing clinical data to support its routine use in men with E.D.,” the authors conclude.YohimbineDerived from the African yohimbe tree, yohimbine “is one of the more promising natural products for treatment of E.D.,” the authors write. Research “showed improved erectile function with a low incidence of adverse reactions.” Still, the authors write, yohimbine hasn’t yet been tested alongside first-line pharmaceuticals such as Viagra, so it should “not be considered a first-line therapeutic choice.”last_img read more

How an AI expert took on his toughest project ever: writing code to save his son’s life

first_imgHealth TechHow an AI expert took on his toughest project ever: writing code to save his son’s life GET STARTED About the Author Reprints By Casey Ross July 25, 2019 Reprints National Technology Correspondent Casey covers the use of artificial intelligence in medicine and its underlying questions of safety, fairness, and privacy. He is the co-author of the newsletter STAT Health Tech. Video by Hyacinth Empinado [email protected] What is it? Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED Log In | Learn More STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. What’s included? Casey Ross Hyacinth Empinado/STAT BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Cristina Might drew close to her son. He was listless and groggy after weeks of battling a puzzling illness that had filled his lungs with fluid and, hours earlier, stopped his breathing entirely. A code team had rushed to Buddy’s bedside and jolted him back to life, but now the 11-year-old with the broad smile was gray, his eyes unable to focus. His mom leaned nearer still. It was time to say goodbye.But Cristina’s words to her son, a brown-eyed boy who loved dolphins and his aquarium, offered no hint of her desperation: “I was telling him it was all going to be OK, that his fishies couldn’t wait to see him again and that he had to hurry up and come home.” Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. @caseymross Tags Artificial Intelligenceprecision medicineprofilesrare diseaselast_img read more

The Will May Be Strong, But Where’s the Ability?

first_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News By Daily NK – 2012.09.25 5:50pm [imText1]North Korean leader Kim Jong Eun may have the will to reform, but there is very little likelihood of success, according to human rights activist Kim Young Hwan and lawmaker Ha Tae Kyung.The two were speaking on a publicly broadcast radio show organized today by the Association of Broadcasters for North Korea (ABNK) in commemoration of North Korean Human Rights Month, which runs until the end of September.Kim explained, “Kim Jong Eun is young, and as a young man he doesn’t want to be the ringleader of a gang of beggars. There are a lot of people out there who think his reform and opening chess moves have no meaning whatsoever, but I believe his posture is of a man who intends to reform and open.”Kim’s analysis is based on what he sees as North Korea sending messages about investment and economic cooperation to the outside world while at the same time informing the North Korean population about impending change and asking them to participate in the process.However, Kim does not believe there is much hope of success. He explained, “Because China succeeded it tends to seem as if reform and opening is easy, but it is actually extraordinarily hard. North Korea might proceed with reform and opening for three to five years, but then be unable to withstand the difficulties it engenders so end up retreating or having the whole system run aground.” Speaking at the same event, founder of Open Radio for North Korea and sitting lawmaker Ha Tae Kyung agreed, noting, “They have the will but there are serious doubts about the ability. Every time they unveil measures on things like agricultural reform the price of rice and exchange rates rocket upward and the effects are very negative. Because they are incapable of predicting the negative effects caused by their reformist actions, they end up fickly repeating the same policies.” There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News SHARE AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] center_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Facebook Twitter News The Will May Be Strong, But Where’s the Ability? News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

50 Middle Schoolers Killed in Bus Crash

first_img North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Facebook Twitter By Daily NK – 2014.07.29 1:21pm AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] SHARE 50 Middle Schoolers Killed in Bus Crash There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News center_img On May 24th, 50 students from the prestigious “Pyongyang No.1 Middle School” died in an accident on the way to Songdowon on the East Sea coast of North Korea, Dong-A Ilbo reported on July 29th. The students were traveling through the mountainous Masik Pass in Gangwon Province when their bus overturned, killing all those aboard.Citing an inside source, the report claims that the 3rd-year students were headed to the newly renovated Songdowon International Children’s Camp via a detour off the Pyongyang-Wonsan Highway. A lack of seat belts was cited as one catalyst for the high death toll.The source claimed that a number of the students killed were the children of senior officials in North Korea, though no names or ranks were provided. Pyongyang No.1 Middle School, formerly Namsan Senior Middle School, was famously attended by Kim Jong Il and is the premiere institution for secondary study in North Korea.The timing of the bus incident came just eleven days after the tragic collapse of an apartment complex in Pyongyang. It is also allegedly the second serious bus accident this year, following another on the way to Masikryong Ski Resort in January that saw 30 lose their lives.Last May, Kim Jong Eun announced plans to make the facilities at Songdowon among the best in the world, and directed military units to remodel them, a process that began in November.Paying a visit to the location upon the completion of the refurbished facilities in April, Kim said, “We are struggling, regarding our trouble as pleasure, in order to enable our children and people to live with nothing to desire more in the world and the slogan helps us undertake any difficult job with pleasure.” He went on to add that all the buildings are beautiful as they “reflect the Party’s outlook on the rising generation and the camp looks like the best hotel and palace for children in the world.” Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News News Newslast_img read more

Dr. Tufton Calls for Agricultural Development Fund

first_imgAdvertisements Dr. Tufton Calls for Agricultural Development Fund UncategorizedOctober 15, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Christopher Tufton, has called for the establishment of a World Trade Organisation (WTO) – compatible agricultural development fund, to facilitate modernisation and re-tooling of the sector.This call follows a meeting last week, which the Minister chaired, with the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), as part of the eighth Caribbean Week of Agriculture, held in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.Dr. Tufton revealed that it was suggested at the meeting, that revenues collected from imports of agricultural produce from other countries, could go towards supporting the development of such an agricultural fund.“Daily, we import billions of dollars of produce from farmers who are producing it in other countries…We need to put a system in place that says if we gave 100 per cent duty concession on corn imports, which we currently do, coming into the country, apply a five per cent duty and take that five per cent, put it in a pool to re-tool our farmers so that they can grow,” he said.Dr. Tufton was speaking at the opening ceremony for a Sub-Regional Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop on Agricultural Science, Technology, and Innovation Systems, being hosted by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA), in collaboration with the Scientific Research Council (SRC) and the National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST). The event is being held at the Hilton Kingston Hotel from October 13 to 17.He noted further, that those who oppose that process, of applying duty to agricultural imports, claim expense to the consumer, “but the truth of the matter is that.it might be a small price to pay for building the local capacity that is required, so that it minimises our vulnerabilities in the long run. We have to take these decisions, and the COTED is firm on it,” he emphasised.“I think there are opportunities in the current market crisis that we face, (and) we need to look for those opportunities that exist there, (and) not just view it as a threat, but view it as a call to action to address some of the fundamental challenges that we have to confront. We have to change our mindset, we have to change our attitude, we have to change our approach, and it has to start at the highest possible level,” Dr. Tufton stressed.Also, coming out of those discussions, he said, was the call for the region, to “re-focus our attention towards building local capacity. Territories within the region, which once saw their salvation coming from services, including Jamaica from tourism, from fossil fuels, in the case of Trinidad and Tobago, and saw food or the sourcing of food coming primarily from trading with other countries, are now re-thinking that model because of the developments that have occurred over time”. Out of the meetings, he informed, a communiqu RelatedDr. Tufton Calls for Agricultural Development Fundcenter_img RelatedDr. Tufton Calls for Agricultural Development Fund RelatedDr. Tufton Calls for Agricultural Development Fundlast_img read more

Parking debate prompts brake-tapping over Vancouver’s Heights District redevelopment

first_imgParking debate prompts brake-tapping over Vancouver’s Heights District redevelopmentPosted by Chris BrownDate: Wednesday, July 29, 2020in: Newsshare 0 Council members and the community want to have a deeper discussion about how much parking should be required for residential developmentsVANCOUVER — The city of Vancouver’s plan to redevelop a 63-acre section of The Heights District hit another small speed bump this week, as planners, members of City Council, and neighborhood groups sparred over some key issues.Chief among them is parking.The Heights District Tower Mall site, aerial view. Image courtesy Vancouver Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentThe Heights District Tower Mall site, aerial view. Image courtesy Vancouver Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentThe city’s long-range plan for the area includes up to 1,340 new residential units, which had been reduced from 1,800 originally, based on community feedback. In general, neighbors have voiced approval for redeveloping the site, which has largely been passed over by development in downtown and on Vancouver’s east side, but they have grown increasingly concerned over several issues, including building heights, zoning for several churches in the area, and potential issues with traffic and parking overflow into neighborhoods.The former home of Tower Mall, the property sits along Mill Plain Blvd, roughly halfway between I-5 and I-205. By next year, C-TRAN anticipates launching their latest Bus Rapid Transit route along Mill Plain, providing the second east-west connection between downtown and the east side of town.A traffic study of The Heights District shows most area roads are currently operating under capacity. Image courtesy Vancouver Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentA traffic study of The Heights District shows most area roads are currently operating under capacity. Image courtesy Vancouver Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentIncreasingly, however, neighbors around the proposed development have raised concerns. First, requesting that four churches at the corners of the property be excluded from rezoning, which the city agreed to. The more recent concerns center around increased traffic, and a lack of parking that could see people parking on residential streets.“I think a major component that the neighborhoods are looking at is, ‘is there going to be spillover?’” said Councilor Bart Hansen, “and why wouldn’t we go to 1.5 parking stalls for every one unit?”Under the current plan, recommended by the city’s Planning Commission, the area would be zoned to require at least one parking space per residential unit, with on-street parking along interior streets in the retail and commercial areas.The city is exploring various ways to keep traffic from moving quickly through the fully developed Heights District redevelopment. Image courtesy Vancouver Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentThe city is exploring various ways to keep traffic from moving quickly through the fully developed Heights District redevelopment. Image courtesy Vancouver Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentCity Planner Rebecca Kennedy, who has been leading The Heights Redevelopment Project, said the parking density would be similar to most of downtown Vancouver, as well as the waterfront.“On-street parking, basically, on all the internal streets, is really intended to serve the ground floor uses within the redevelopment area,” Kennedy said during the third work session on the plan in as many weeks, “and particularly within the activity center.”But Councilor Sarah Fox said she could envision issues arising from such a configuration.“If we don’t provide enough parking spaces that are intended for those commercial uses … you’re going to see immediate conflict between the people that are living there and those that go to work and want some of those parking spaces not to be used by residents,” said Fox.Marjorie Ledell, chair of the Planning Commission, said there had been discussion about parking, but it was determined that the issue could be left to future deliberations ahead of the planned rezoning of the area.“What we need now likely may not be what we need in the future, but you have to get from here to there.” Ledell said. “So we’ve been reluctant to cut back on too many parking spaces.”One concept of a realigned MacArthur Blvd through the redeveloped Heights District in Vancouver. Image courtesy Vancouver Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentOne concept of a realigned MacArthur Blvd through the redeveloped Heights District in Vancouver. Image courtesy Vancouver Department of Community and Economic Development“It’s not like Sim City, where it’s just going to drop down and overnight it’s going to change,” said Councilor Laurie Lebowsky. “This is over a 20 year period. So it is going to happen gradually.”On Monday, Kennedy outlined several potential traffic adjustments to the arterial roads around the area, including Andresen Road, as well as MacArthur and Mill Plain Boulevards, which surround the proposed redevelopment.That could include reducing most of Andresen through the area to a single lane each direction, while adding green space, bike lanes, and sidewalks. MacArthur was envisioned with a single lane each direction, on-street parking, and green space to the west side of the roadway.“These roads, generally, around the redevelopment area and within it, are under capacity,” said Kennedy, outlining traffic studies done as part of the planning process. “They’re carrying fewer cars a day, and significantly fewer in many cases, than they were built for.”Fox, who has worked as a city planner in Camas, wondered if some roads could be built with more flexibility in mind, to allow bike lanes to be converted into on-street parking during community events.“Generally we don’t build the road to address increases due to events,” Kennedy responded. “But in terms of overflow parking, we really have heard from the neighborhood that they don’t want a lot of overflow parking in their neighborhoods. And so ensuring that the on street system within the redevelopment area at least serves events that are in the redevelopment area has been a focus.”One idea suggested by Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle would be to work with the area schools and churches to allow the use of their parking lots during high traffic events.“We’re trying to strike a balance between requiring enough parking, allowing developers to provide more if they feel that more would be needed to serve their use,” said Chad Eiken, the city’s Community and Economic Development director, “but not mandating too much parking.”A look at the potential configuration of internal streets through the newly redeveloped Tower Mall site inside The Heights District in Vancouver. Image courtesy Vancouver Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentA look at the potential configuration of internal streets through the newly redeveloped Tower Mall site inside The Heights District in Vancouver. Image courtesy Vancouver Department of Community and Economic DevelopmentKennedy pointed out that there’s a trade-off in terms of cost when requiring more parking, along with limiting the amount of space for highly requested amenities, such as green spaces, pedestrian pathways, and tree canopy.Lacking two of its members, the council decided to come back for a fourth work session on Aug. 3 to focus primarily on the issue of parking.“This is already going to be a very dense development going on in that area; the urban density is going to be there,” concluded Hansen. “So I definitely am going to fall on the 1.5-to-one as far as the parking goes.”Assuming those issues can be worked out, the council plans to hold a first reading and public hearing on the plan by Aug. 17, with a final vote potentially by the end of the month.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark CountyLatestVancouvershare 0 Previous : Washougal City Council passes resolution to add fire levy lid lift to ballot Next : YWCA Clark County Independent Living Skills program serves the communityAdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

CU's Journalism, Mass Communication School Names Sierra Nelson Outstanding Graduate

first_img Published: Aug. 1, 2000 After hearing a fellow CU-Boulder classmate present a speech about broadcast journalism in a public speaking class, Sierra Nelson knew it was the career for her. “I’ve always loved writing, and broadcast journalism is a culmination of all of the things that I like to do,” said Nelson, a 22-year-old from Littleton. Nelson, who will graduate from CU-Boulder on Aug. 12, is the School of Journalism and Mass Communication’s outstanding graduate, earning the highest grade-point average among her peers. “I never thought I’d be the outstanding student because there are so many outstanding students in the J-school and you have to be hand-picked,” Nelson said. She credits her success to hard work but also praises people at the journalism school for helping her stay motivated. Those who know her say Nelson is a model student. “Sierra is a hard-working and talented student who strives for excellence,” said administrative assistant Dave Martinez. Last fall the school nominated Nelson to attend the Poynter Institute’s “Spring Break for College Journalists” seminar in St. Petersburg, Fla. Her experience at the February conference left a lasting impression. “They tried to motivate us, to tell us we were the best of the best and that they expected big things from us,” Nelson said. “It showed me how great the industry could be and what it was really like.” Nelson is pleased that her efforts have not gone without recognition. The list of awards she has received is proof that her hard work has paid off. In 1999 she was inducted into the Golden Key National Honor Society. She also won three scholarships: the Colorado Association of Black Journalists’ Reynelda Muse Scholarship, a Flanagan Scholarship and the Nonie Lann Scholarship. This year she was inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha, a journalism honor society. She plans to continue in broadcast journalism and would like to work as a producer and eventually move into news management. “I’d love to stay in the Denver market and eventually be the general manager of a news station,” Nelson said. After an internship at Channel 2 in the fall of 1999 and experiences shadowing employees at Channels 4, 7 and 9, she looks forward to taking the fundamentals she learned in the classroom and putting them into practice. She feels confident she can do it. Her instructor for a class on the history of mass communications, Dean Colby, said the media can use more journalists like Nelson, who understand the ways in which people communicate, and who also understand the ways in which they themselves view the world. Nelson hopes to someday have an influence on the way the news is reported. “I am really an idealist and I want to make a difference in society,” Nelson said. “That’s why I went into journalism in the first place, because I think I can make a difference.” Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

JP Nadda, Dr Michelle Bachelet announce 2018 Partners’ Forum to galvanise global action for women children and adolescent health

first_img Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha JP Nadda, Dr Michelle Bachelet announce 2018 Partners’ Forum to galvanise global action for women children and adolescent health Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 By Sanjiv Das on April 11, 2018 Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” News MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care appcenter_img The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Convergence between ministries, states and stakeholders is critical to achievements of shared goals, says Nadda“Convergence between Ministries, States and stakeholders is critical to achievements of shared goals for health of women, children and adolescents.” This was stated by JP Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the curtain raiser event for the 2018 Partners’ Forum, a global event which will provide a unique platform for learning and exchange between countries on reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (RMNCH+A). Speaking at the function, Nadda further stated that the Government is committed to collaboration for expanding universal health coverage for women, adolescents and children.Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Preeti Sudan, Secretary (Health), Dr Michelle Bachelet, former President of the Republic of Chile and incoming board chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), Priyanka Chopra, Partners’ Forum Champion and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and Dr Aparajita Gogoi, National Coordinator, White Ribbon Alliance were also present at the occasion, along with other senior officials, advocates and experts.Underscoring the importance of the 2018 Partners’ Forum, Dr Michelle Bachelet said that cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder partnerships were vital to push forward for progress on improved health at every life stage. Dr Bachelet emphasised the need for global sharing of best practices and technical expertise at the civil society, academic, private sector and governmental levels to change public discourse and lead society into adopting innovative methods to resolve issues and improve health indicators in children, adolescents and women. She introduced the 12 Success Factors case studies of best practice RMNCH+A programmes and initiatives which will be launched at the 2018 Partners’ Forum, including Intensified Mission Indradhanush.The 2018 Partners’ Forum will be held in New Delhi on December, 12,13, 2018. It will be a unique platform for learning and exchange for the alliance of 1,000 organisations to align objectives, strategies and resources, and agree on interventions to improve maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health is an alliance of organisations in 77 countries from the sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health communities, as well as health influencing sectors.Also present during the function were senior officers of the Ministry, representatives of PMNCH partners, as well as leading advocates, implementers and experts on maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health. Read Article Share Related Postslast_img read more

Measles Exposure Advisory

first_imgHomeBriefsMeasles Exposure Advisory Aug. 24, 2019 at 5:50 amBriefsHealthNewsMeasles Exposure AdvisoryGuest Author2 years agomeaslesMuntu Davispublic health The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is looking to identify others who are at risk for measles and may have been exposed to a non-resident measles case that traveled to Los Angeles County while infectious. Public Health urges residents, especially those who travel internationally and those who have not been fully protected against measles, to get the measles immunization in order to better protect their individual health and to prevent the spread of measles to others.Other people may have been exposed to measles since public locations were visited by the person with measles while infectious. The potential public exposure locations, days and times were as follows:August 11, 2019 – Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Terminal 8, between 9 – 11:30 p.m.August 14, 2019 – Universal Studios, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City.August 15, 2019 – TCL Chinese Theatres, 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 (formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese Theatre)August 15, 2019 – Madame Tussauds, 6933 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028August 15, 2019 The Original Farmers Market, 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036August 15, 2019 – Santa Monica Pier and Beach, 200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401August 15, 2019 – Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Tom Bradley International Terminal, between 6 – 11:59 p.m.There is no known current risk related to measles that exists at these venues at this time. There are additional exposure sites in Orange County which can be found at: http://www.ochealthinfo.com/measles.Anyone who may have been at these locations on these dates may be at risk of developing measles for up to 21 days after being exposed and should:Review their immunization and medical records to determine if they are protected against measles. People who have not had measles infection previously or received the measles immunization may not be immune and should talk with a health care provider about receiving measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunization.Contact and notify their health care provider as soon as possible about a potential exposure if they are pregnant, an infant, have a weakened immune system and/or are unimmunized.Monitor themselves for illness with fever and/or an unexplained rash from 7 days to 21 days after their exposure (the time period when symptoms may develop); if symptoms develop, stay at home and call a healthcare provider immediately.Currently, there have been 16 measles cases among Los Angeles County residents in 2019, in addition to 11 non-resident measles cases that traveled through Los Angeles County (excluding Long Beach and Pasadena as cases identified in those cities are reported by their local health departments). The majority of cases to date were unimmunized or did not know whether they had ever been immunized.“For those who are not protected, measles is a highly contagious and potentially severe disease that initially causes fever, cough, red, watery eyes, and, finally, a rash,” said Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, Los Angeles County Health Officer. “Measles is spread by air and by direct contact even before you know have it. The MMR immunization is a very effective measure to protect yourself and to prevent the unintentional spread of this potentially serious infection to others.”Measles immunizations are available at healthcare providers, local pharmacy or health clinic. Public Health clinics offer no or low-cost immunizations for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured. To find a nearby Public Health clinic, call 2-1-1 or visit http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/measles or call 2-1-1.Submitted by the Los Angeles County Public Health DepartmentTags :measlesMuntu Davispublic healthshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLet the people voteMetro to resume Expo Line service in downtown Los AngelesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall7 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press11 hours agoBriefsCalifornia State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25Guest Author11 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson18 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter18 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor18 hours agolast_img read more

Hoggard: Reed did nothing wrong in rough

first_imgSAN DIEGO – The life of an iconoclast is never quiet. The only thing Patrick Reed did wrong on the par-4 10th hole Saturday at the Farmers Insurance Open was pull his drive into a bunker and smother an 8-iron some 50 yards left of the green. Despite the vociferous masses on social media – and even a few in the proper media – the rest of the hole, while admittedly complicated, was textbook. Some won’t want to hear this, but other than a few bad swings Reed did everything on the 10th hole correctly. He asked the two players who he was paired with at Torrey Pines, Will Gordon and Robby Shelton, if they saw his approach shot land or bounce. He asked their caddies. He asked a lonely volunteer, who had been just feet from where his ball landed. They all answered no. This is important because in the court of public opinion, Reed’s own words will be used against him on this front. “You know when the ball bounces it’s almost impossible for it to break the plane and so therefore, when that happens, anytime you see the ball bounce you just play it as it lies,” Reed said after finishing his round and falling headlong into a rule’s maelstrom. Golf Central How it happened: Reed’s controversial drop BY Rex Hoggard  — January 30, 2021 at 6:56 PM Here’s a look at what exactly happened with Patrick Reed on the 10th hole Saturday at the Farmers Insurance Open. These are the facts: When Reed reached his golf ball and confirmed, as best he could, that it did not bounce when it landed, he declared his ball was embedded and picked it up. He also called over rules official, Brad Fabel, who concurred that Reed’s golf ball was embedded and Reed was entitled to relief. “The first thing you do is call a rules official over,” Reed said. Subconsciously, Reed must have known the storm that was building, and he showed some self-awareness in the moment. He didn’t have to call in a rules official in this circumstance. Any player will tell you that. Any rules official will tell you that. “He operated the way the rules permit him to operate,” said John Mutch, the official who reviewed the incident with Reed after his round. “There was nothing under the rules that he did improperly.” But then the faceless horde on social media didn’t seem to have much interests in the actual facts or the rules that govern the game. A replay of Reed’s approach at the 10th hole showed it did bounce before settling into the rough. But Reed didn’t see that. The other players in the group didn’t see it. The lonely volunteer didn’t see it. There was also some question about Reed improperly cleaning his golf ball after determining it was embedded. Again, let’s leave the small print to the experts. “I didn’t see that. And once it was determined to be embedded, he would be allowed to clean it. And he also did mark it,” Mutch said. “He also let his fellow competitors know he was going to do that, so he operated the way the rules entitled him to operate.” Why Reed picked up ball on 10th hole at Farmers But those who spent Saturday screaming at keyboards don’t have any use for Mutch’s calm explanations or expertise. For an alarming number of critics, Reed is guilty until proven guilty. He’s seen as a villain by many. The same guy who shushed the crowds at a European Ryder Cup is the same guy who broke team rules and publicly criticized his teammate, Jordan Spieth, and captain, Tom Watson. He’s also the guy who has found himself on the wrong side of one too many scrapes with the rules. At the 2019 Hero World Challenge, Reed appeared to improve his lie in a bunker and he was panelized two strokes, although he said at the time “it is my word against their word.” In 2020, Peter Kostis said on the No Laying Up podcast, “I’ve seen Patrick Reed improve his lie, up close and personal, four times now.” In golf, rubbing too close to the edge of the rules is the one thing that won’t wash off, so it’s understandable that armchair rules officials everywhere inched to the edge of their couches on Saturday as Reed assessed his golf ball at No. 10. Reed doesn’t seem to have much interest in being popular or liked, and his history with the rules is part of his narrative, so if the masses are slow to offer him the benefit of the doubt, know that he’s come by his black hat honestly. But golf, unlike the court of public opinion, is governed by rules. The image of Reed digging his golf ball from the grass and mud may not be the best optics, but he did nothing wrong. In another moment of self-awareness, Reed was asked if he feels like the spotlight is brighter when it comes to his play: “Oh, definitely. It is an unfortunate thing that happened today, but at the same time it’s exactly what I would have done every time, exactly what every player should do.” Reed did all the right things, but there’s no escaping that, for some, he’s the wrong player to be given the benefit of the doubt.last_img read more