Medicine


Australia government loses bill blocking sick asylum seekers Australia government loses bill blocking sick asylum seekers
- February 15, 2019

Legislation has only been passed in the House against a government's will in 1929, 1941, 1962 and 2013. Crossbench Senator Derryn Hinch this morning gave his support to the laws, which have just passed through the Senate 36 votes to 34. (more...)
Call for early detection of cancer Call for early detection of cancer
- February 05, 2019

Prior to 2016, the campaign themes included "Not Beyond Us" and "Debunk the Myths". We appreciate the Minister's honesty in acknowledging the shortcomings of the country's primary health care system - the acknowledgement is the first step towards finding a long-term solution, working in partnership with important stakeholders such as the Samoa Cancer Society (SCS) and donor partners. (more...)
Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles Surprise! A bunch of kids who weren’t vaccinated now have the measles
- February 03, 2019

The revelation prompted public health officials in Oregon's Deschutes County and in Hawaii to issue alerts, although no cases were confirmed in either location. Vaccinations are free for children and low cost for adults at area hospitals through a partnership with Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, as well, which partners with Mary Bridge Children's Hospital's free vaccination clinics for children. (more...)
Breakfast may not help with weight loss after all Breakfast may not help with weight loss after all
- February 02, 2019

Monash University in Melbourne reviewed 13 studies from the last 28 years in high income countries around the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom and Japan, examining weight and energy intake from breakfast consumption. (more...)
Measles outbreak travels from Pacific Northwest to Hawaii
- February 02, 2019

During an October debate against Republican gubernatorial candidate Knute Buehler, Brown said "we probably give parents a little too much leeway". The highest number of infections there in over two decades and more cases are popping up in states across the U.S. (more...)
Washington State Issues State of Emergency Over Measles Outbreak Washington State Issues State of Emergency Over Measles Outbreak
- January 31, 2019

In 2018, six cases of measles were reported among BC residents: two cases acquired infection during travel out of Canada (India and Philippines, respectively), and four acquired infection from imported cases. All states require immunizations for children to attend school. Indeed, recent measles outbreaks like the one in Disneyland in 2015 are thought to be fueled by vaccine refusal as vaccination rates drop below the levels needed to provide herd immunity. (more...)
Measles Outbreak Worsens In Washington As Governor Declares Public Health Emergency
- January 30, 2019

Those who may have been exposed should watch for early symptoms of high fever, malaise and red eyes, followed by a rash that starts on the head and moves down the body. If someone who is not immune to the virus breathes the air or touches an infected surface, they can become infected, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (more...)
Woman in Vegetative State for Last 14 Years Gives Birth Woman in Vegetative State for Last 14 Years Gives Birth
- January 12, 2019

Tribal chairman Terry Rambler said he was "deeply shocked and horrified at the treatment of one of our members". Hacienda HealthCare said it was fully co-operating with the authorities. Govenor Doug Ducey's office has called the situation "deeply troubling". A Phoenix police spokesman said that "the matter is now under investigation" but declined to give any further details of the case. (more...)
6 deaths from influenza including 3 young children 6 deaths from influenza including 3 young children
- January 11, 2019

The child - from Central Jersey - died in late December. There were two main reasons for last year's epidemic: the predominant strain of flu virus circulating among the population was especially aggressive; and the 2018 vaccine did not match the strains of flu that most people were coming down with. (more...)
Bill de Blasio unveils plan for universal health care Bill de Blasio unveils plan for universal health care
- January 09, 2019

During his presser on Tuesday, de Blasio said he will continue to support statewide and national efforts to move toward single-payer, and characterized NYC Care as an immediate solution for hundreds of thousands of uninsured New York City residents. (more...)
"Weak UK market conditions" see sales at Boots decrease
- December 23, 2018

Productivity proportions: Investigating the productivity proportions of FirstEnergy Corp ., ( NYSE: FE ) stock, the speculator will discover its ROE, ROA, ROI remaining at 32.7%, 5.2% and -2.9%, individually. Some investors will choose to rely on the expertise of professionals, while others will try to have a go at it on their own. The Perf Year indicator is often used to evaluate the annual performance of the trading organizations working in the stock markets . (more...)
Teen Vaping Soared In 2018 Teen Vaping Soared In 2018
- December 20, 2018

The Monitoring the Future Survey, conducted by the University of MI, finds that one in five high school seniors said they'd vaped within the past month. The increase was so worrying that the Food and Drug Administration announced a series of actions aimed at cutting underage access to vape products. (more...)
Health Stocks Prepare for Market Jolt After Obamacare Ruling Health Stocks Prepare for Market Jolt After Obamacare Ruling
- December 18, 2018

What is Plan B if the entire law is struck down? "I believe that's the likeliest outcome, because ObamaCare has always been unconstitutional ", he asserted. Although the effective elimination of the individual mandate penalty starts January 1-before the filing deadline-HHS and the White House say the law will remain in place since O'Connor did not grant an injunction. (more...)
Doctors say amoebas in tap water turned woman's brain into 'bloody mush'
- December 09, 2018

But after performing brain surgery and taking a tissue sample, they realized she actually had a rare amoeba called Balamuthia mandrillaris . Some tap water contains low levels of organisms - such as bacteria and protozoa, including amoebas - that may be safe to swallow because stomach acid kills them. (more...)
Sully the service dog bids farewell to President George HW Bush Sully the service dog bids farewell to President George HW Bush
- December 05, 2018

Bush at the Capitol in Washington , Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. Trump's relationship with the Bush family has been tense. Despite Dole, a longtime USA senator from Kansas, challenging Bush for the Republican nomination in the 1988 presidential race, the two men remained friendly. (more...)
Heidi Klum wins Halloween in Shrek costume Heidi Klum wins Halloween in Shrek costume
- November 02, 2018

The 45-year-old also had her own Shrek as her ideal date to the party. The pair arrived in a fairy-tale style chariot and even pushed a pram with little ogre babies in it. Also invited to the party were stars like Dylan Sprouce, Padma Lakshmi, Neil Patrick Harris, David Burtka and Lupita Nyongo. The Halloween tradition dates back thousands of years originally to a Celtic Festival where people wore costumes to keep ghosts away, and later All Hallows' Eve, the night before the Catholic ... (more...)
Nine children reported dead at New Jersey facility after contracting virus Nine children reported dead at New Jersey facility after contracting virus
- October 31, 2018

The "medically fragile" child, whose identity was not made public, died late Saturday at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, N.J., just one day after the facility's eighth death. Adenovirus usually poses little risk for healthy people . The U.S. Centers for Disease Control was assisting state health officials with testing and "expertise", according to the New Jersey Department. (more...)
Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets Sold for Just $2 Before Tip-Off Wednesday Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets Sold for Just $2 Before Tip-Off Wednesday
- October 28, 2018

The Cavaliers struggled again in the third quarter as Drummond and Jackson combined to score 15 straight points for the Pistons . Cavaliers guards clearly made an effort to be more aggressive in attacking the basket early, something that Lue emphasized prior to the game. (more...)
First case of paralyzing, polio-like disease confirmed in Florida First case of paralyzing, polio-like disease confirmed in Florida
- October 20, 2018

The surge has baffled health officials, who on Tuesday announced a change in the way the agency is counting cases. While AFM is incredibly rare, the current rate is less than one case for every 1 million Americans, Messonnier urged parents and health care providers to be on the lookout for symptoms . (more...)
Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas
- October 18, 2018

The disease is being called acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, and although researchers suspect that it's caused by a virus, no virus has yet been discovered that's associated with the condition. The spinal cord condition is caused by a polio-like enterovirus and manifests with similar symptoms, particularly muscle weakness and partial paralysis. (more...)
10 kids diagnosed with rare polio-like illness in Illinois 10 kids diagnosed with rare polio-like illness in Illinois
- October 16, 2018

In addition to the pair of cases at CHOP, three cases are also being treated in Pittsburgh, 6ABC reported . This year, there have been 38 confirmed cases in 16 states across the U.S. Preventing AFM can start by protecting yourself and children from poliovirus by getting vaccinated, according to the CDC. In summer and fall 2014, NY and other states witnessed an outbreak of EV-D68 associated with severe respiratory illness. (more...)
The Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch The Pretty in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Brunch
- October 16, 2018

So she was shocked when, just six weeks later, her doctor found a ridge under her right breast. People still lack information yet they need this if they are to beat the deadly ailment. Diane Kabarungi a midwife at Oshen King Faisal says since it's evident that breast cancer cases are rising and that it is upon the public to be aware of this. (more...)
Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder Senate Dems lose health care vote, hope it's campaign fodder
- October 14, 2018

But its ultimate impact remains uncertain. The Kavanaugh case now takes its place as one of the issues against President Trump and his Republican Party in the United States mid-term elections this November. "One key facet of the independence of the judiciary is not to make commitments on particular cases", including on recusal, Kavanaugh told Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal. (more...)
McConnell: If Democrats investigate Trump, it could help him win re-election McConnell: If Democrats investigate Trump, it could help him win re-election
- October 12, 2018

In a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, Roberts said he selected the court in Colorado to "accept the transfer and to exercise the powers of a judicial council with respect to the identified complaints and any pending or new complaints relating to the same subject matter". (more...)
GOP Voters Madder, More Likely to Vote Because of Kavanaugh GOP Voters Madder, More Likely to Vote Because of Kavanaugh
- October 11, 2018

Slotkin said . Trump also heaped praise on Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, an immigration hard-liner who has often been criticized for statements about whites and minority groups. His friend, Mark Judge, she alleged, watched and at times egged Kavanaugh on. "One has to assume that no matter what was said during the confirmation process that he will approach each case, including this case, with an open mind", Bondurant said. (more...)
American Jim Allison Will Be Award 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine American Jim Allison Will Be Award 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine
- October 05, 2018

James Allison , from the University of Texas, and Tasuku Honjo , from Japan's Kyoto University, worked in parallel as they tried to stimulate the immune system's ability to attack tumours. The drugs that have been developed from their discoveries are known as checkpoint inhibitors . The Nobel committee cited Allison's study of a protein that functions as a brake on the immune system , CTLA-4. (more...)
Former Scripps Research postdoc wins Nobel Prize in medicine Former Scripps Research postdoc wins Nobel Prize in medicine
- October 01, 2018

Research by Allison at the University of Texas in the U.S. and Honjo at Japan's Kyoto University explored how the body's immune system can be harnessed to attack cancer cells by releasing the brakes on immune cells. "A comment like that makes me happier than any prize", he said . In 1995, Allison was one of two scientists to identify the ligand CTLA-4 as an inhibitory receptor on T-cells. (more...)
Flu shots made available as the cold season creeps in Flu shots made available as the cold season creeps in
- September 30, 2018

Pneumonia is a serious flu complication that can result from either influenza virus infection alone or from co-infection of flu virus and bacteria. "We've got to try to do something about the messaging", said William Schaffner , medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and an infectious diseases professor at Vanderbilt University. (more...)
County health department is offering clinics for flu vaccine County health department is offering clinics for flu vaccine
- September 22, 2018

The time to get your annual flu shot is now, according to area doctors. The CDC encourages everyone to get a flu vaccination, especially young children, older adults, pregnant women, children and adults with chronic diseases. Health officials say it is never too early to be vaccinated so hopefully the HealthMap Vaccine Finder will help you and your family stay well ahead of flu season. (more...)
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
- September 21, 2018

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the incident . Horry County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Brooke Holden said a sheriff's office van was carrying two "detainees" and two deputies to Darlington on Tuesday night when it was overtaken by floodwaters. (more...)
Blood-testing company Theranos is set to dissolve Blood-testing company Theranos is set to dissolve
- September 08, 2018

Theranos claimed that it could run a range of physiological tests from a few drops of blood, collected via its portable blood analyser, including testing for conditions including cancer and diabetes. The company is also in default of its loans under Fortress, which has the right to foreclose and take ownership of all of Theranos' assets under the terms of their agreement. (more...)
Florida candidate makes 'monkey' comment about black opponent Florida candidate makes 'monkey' comment about black opponent
- August 30, 2018

That is not going to work. "I actually believe that Florida and its rich diversity are going to be looking for a governor who's going to bring us together, not divide us". That makes ... more sense, I suppose, than the idea that DeSantis thought it'd be smart to try to pander to reactionaries by racializing the gubernatorial race on day one, but it seems too clever by half and too risky for the benefits it might produce. (more...)
Family bids tearful farewell to 'fighter' John McCain Family bids tearful farewell to 'fighter' John McCain
- August 30, 2018

Among those on the Arizona ballot was former state Sen. For a short time Wednesday, the Russell Senate Office Building was renamed the McCain Senate Office Building. It was Obama, ironically, who was far more reticent around the press. "They're eager not only to honor a colleague who was more beloved by Democrats than GOP voters in recent years, but also to delete the current name of the building", according to The Washington Times . (more...)
State raises West Nile virus warning level State raises West Nile virus warning level
- August 26, 2018

Veterinarians can arrange for testing of samples from horses suspected of infection with West Nile Virus . Chris Boling, the county's environmental health specialist, said he was informed by State Entomologist Bryan Price that a sample of mosquitoes taken August 10 tested positive for the disease. (more...)
NYU makes tuition free for all medical students NYU makes tuition free for all medical students
- August 19, 2018

Fresne also emphasized that although medical school is expensive, the federal government offers financial loans to cover the full cost of tuition and repayment plans take into consideration income. Few medical schools have managed to cover tuition for a wide swath of students . Three out of four medical students who graduated in 2017 were in debt, usually around $200,000. (more...)
CDC studying measles outbreak in NC, other states CDC studying measles outbreak in NC, other states
- August 18, 2018

Last year, 118 people from 15 states were reported to have measles . the United States experienced a record number of cases in 2014 with 667 cases. In Michigan, four cases have been reported this year. In all, 527 people at CRMC were at risk of contracting measles. It causes fever, dry coughs, sore throats, and a skin rash. While the state does require children that enroll in child care facilities and public schools to have their measles vaccination, but children can be exempted either ... (more...)
Vaping warning: E-cigarettes ‘may be more harmful than we think’ Vaping warning: E-cigarettes ‘may be more harmful than we think’
- August 17, 2018

It is a popular belief as is purported by the e-cigarette makers that they are safer than traditional cigarettes. It also impaired the function of certain cells that remove bad things like dust, bacteria and allergens called alveolar macrophages. (more...)
Dallas County Reports First West Nile Virus Death Of The Year Dallas County Reports First West Nile Virus Death Of The Year
- August 10, 2018

DCHHS did not disclose any additional details in order to protect the person's privacy. The CDC says that most people infected with West Nile virus do not develop any symptoms. It's now been detected in Ada County. They are most active at dawn and dusk and will bite humans as well as other mammals and birds. Last year, 26 people contracted the virus and two died in Dallas County. (more...)
Florida Man Dies After Consuming Oyster With Flesh-Eating Bacteria Florida Man Dies After Consuming Oyster With Flesh-Eating Bacteria
- July 21, 2018

Though sometimes labeled a "flesh-eating" bacteria , Vibrio vulnificus can not attack healthy skin, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The Florida Department of Health reports that in 2017 there have been 49 cases of Vibrio Vulnificus and caused 11 deaths in Florida . (more...)
National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies National Hot Dog Day 2018 deals and freebies
- July 19, 2018

Once customers have the barcode, they can redeem one item per person per transaction. On July 18, get 14-ounce Ball Park Angus Franks for $1.99 each and eight-pack hot dog buns for $0.99 . There are several restaurants offering freebies and other deals today, and these are the five best places to take advantage of the unofficial holiday. (more...)
Trump admin opposed resolution that promotes breastfeeding Trump admin opposed resolution that promotes breastfeeding
- July 13, 2018

In 1981, following controversy over Nestlé's aggressive marketing of infant formula, the World Health Assembly adopted the "International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes" aimed at limiting the inappropriate marketing or promotion of breast milk substitutes, which health officials fear are an inadequate replacement for breast milk and can serve to encourage mothers to stop breastfeeding. (more...)
Here Are Trump’s Reported ‘Final Four’ Picks for Supreme Court Justice Here Are Trump’s Reported ‘Final Four’ Picks for Supreme Court Justice
- July 10, 2018

President Donald Trump is set to announce his nomination for the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States , to fill the seat vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy when he announced his retirement on the last day of the Supreme Court session on June 28th. (more...)
Defending champ sets record by eating 74 hot dogs Defending champ sets record by eating 74 hot dogs
- July 06, 2018

Baton Rouge held a hot dog eating contest Wednesday, and no, the contestants weren't exactly pros. The annual Coney Island competition has become a phenomenon over the years. Ten-time victor Joey "Jaws" Chestnut will confront 20 other men during the men's competition later Wednesday for the coveted Mustard Belt. And the men's event will be re-aired on ESPN2 at both 4:00 p.m. (more...)
Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks Thousands join Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks
- June 22, 2018

On December 11, 2014, India's representative to the United Nations , Asoke Mukherji, introduced a resolution to declare June 21, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and a day of special significance in many cultures throughout the world, as International Yoga Day . (more...)
How to have tough conversations about mental health How to have tough conversations about mental health
- June 11, 2018

Researchers found that more than half of people who died by suicide did not have a diagnosed mental health condition . "It's usually a confluence of factors", said Jerry Reed, a member of the executive committee of the Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. (more...)
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio Report Salmonella Cases Linked to Cantaloupe Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio Report Salmonella Cases Linked to Cantaloupe
- June 10, 2018

Walmart stores in IL have removed pre-cut melons from their shelves, according to IDPH. A new salmonella outbreak is linked to pre-cut melons sold at Illinois Walmart stores. Salmonellosis is caused by the salmonella bacteria. Other states included in this outbreak include Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. The CDC says this particular salmonella outbreak could mean more hospitalized people than usual. (more...)
In a remarkable first, woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated In a remarkable first, woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated
- June 07, 2018

The TAILORx trial used the Oncotype DX test, now available on the NHS, which allows doctors to predict the likelihood of the breast cancer coming back. "Moving forward, when women are making this decision, this study will help us put it into perspective and give them better advice next week than we were able to give them last week", Jennifer Litton, an associate professor and oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, explained to USA Today . (more...)
Sleeping in on weekends could extend your life Sleeping in on weekends could extend your life
- May 29, 2018

The study followed the sleep habits of 43,880 subjects over the course of 13 years. But people who managed less than five hours each day for a week, then around six to seven hours at the weekend were no more likely to die than those who consistently slept six to seven hours a day over the same period. (more...)
Deadly Virus Carried by Bats Hits India, Raising Fears It Will Spread Deadly Virus Carried by Bats Hits India, Raising Fears It Will Spread
- May 28, 2018

The natural host of the virus is fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, Pteropus genus . Considering a high floating population between Kerala and Telangana, the state government of Telangana is taking special measures and setting up special wards in all major hospitals to deal with the deadly virus. (more...)
Nipah Virus: Death toll rises to 14, two more cases confirmed Nipah Virus: Death toll rises to 14, two more cases confirmed
- May 28, 2018

The Nipah virus has claimed 12 lives in Kerala where it has sparked widespread panic. The latest victim to the outbreak was 22-year-old Abin who was being treated at Baby Memorial Hospital in the city. On that occasion, pigs were the virus hosts but they are believed to have caught it from bats. Sabith's death was not confirmed of Nipah. He said as the weather in Goa is hot at the moment, people are preferring to travel to Malaysia and Singapore whose packages are nearly similar to ... (more...)

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