Medicine


Margate FC pays tribute to former player Mike Thalassitis Margate FC pays tribute to former player Mike Thalassitis
- March 18, 2019

The star died only a number of days after his beloved grandmother passed away. Before appearing on Love Island , the semi-professional soccer player starred on another British reality show, Celebs Go Dating . A good guy, taken far, far to soon", he wrote on Twitter . His fellow islanders have been reaching out on Twitter and urging people to speak up about mental health since hearing about his death last night. (more...)
CDC: Unvaccinated boy diagnosed with tetanus, hospitalized almost 2 months CDC: Unvaccinated boy diagnosed with tetanus, hospitalized almost 2 months
- March 12, 2019

The report states the 6-year-old contracted the bacterial disease in 2017 after sustaining a forehead laceration while playing outside on a farm. He went home and had his wounds cleaned and sutured. The boy was put in an the intensive care unit in a darkened room with ear plugs - external stimulation such as light and noise seemed to intensify his spasms, doctors noticed. (more...)
Long-Term HIV Remission After Medicine Discontinued Long-Term HIV Remission After Medicine Discontinued
- March 07, 2019

Combined with past cases (one successful and one failed), we can now say something about what needs to be done to get rid of the virus. The transplant changed the London patient's immune system, giving him the donor's mutation and HIV resistance. (more...)
GE Surges After Agreeing to $21.4 Billion Sale of BioPharma Unit GE Surges After Agreeing to $21.4 Billion Sale of BioPharma Unit
- February 28, 2019

GE's Biopharma business - under GE Life Sciences - garnered revenues of about $3 billion in 2018, compared with about $17 billion for GE health assets not included in the deal, which includes radiology and other diagnostic imaging systems. (more...)
Measles outbreak in Philippines could bring disease to Guam Measles outbreak in Philippines could bring disease to Guam
- February 22, 2019

Unless an exemption is claimed, a child is required to be vaccinated against or show proof of acquired immunity for almost a dozen diseases - including polio, whooping cough and mumps - before they can attend school or a child care center. People are contagious for about five days before symptoms develop and then it presents like a flu before it develops into a rash. When an infected person breathes, coughs, or sneezes, the virus spreads through the air and can survive in small droplets in ... (more...)
Occasional cannabis may boost men's fertility, new study suggests Occasional cannabis may boost men's fertility, new study suggests
- February 10, 2019

The latest study's senior author, Dr. Jorge Chavarro , said the unexpected findings "highlight that we know too little about the reproductive health effects of cannabis and, in fact, of the health effects in general, to make strong statements about the impact of cannabis on health, with the possible exception of mental health". (more...)
Measles cases in Europe highest in decade Measles cases in Europe highest in decade
- February 08, 2019

Denton County Public Health officials said Wednesday there's one confirmed case of measles in the county. Among the confirmed cases, 43 were not immunized against the highly contagious disease. The WHO says the 2018 surge in measles cases followed a year when European countries achieved their highest ever estimated coverage for the second dose of the measles vaccination - 90%. (more...)
Sudden outbreak of measles prompts emergency declaration, renews vaccination debate Sudden outbreak of measles prompts emergency declaration, renews vaccination debate
- February 06, 2019

By definition, a "Fully Immunized Child" (FIC) is an infant who has "received one dose of BCG, three doses each of OPV, DPT, and Hepatitis B vaccines, and one dose of measles vaccine before reaching one year of age". She said the legislation would "bring a hammer down and threaten people instead of allowing them to make informed decisions". The law passed in 2015 after a measles outbreak at Disneyland sickened 147 people and spread across the USA and into Canada. (more...)
The anti-vax movement's role in the latest measles outbreak The anti-vax movement's role in the latest measles outbreak
- February 03, 2019

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a travel notice for Kazakhstan, where health officials have reported a measles outbreak. Nathan Schlicher at St. Joseph Medical Center's Emergency Services Department. And the worst part of the measles outbreak would be that this virus is deadly for the majority of newborns and individuals with a weak immune system. (more...)
Washington declares public health emergency after measles outbreak of mostly unvaccinated children Washington declares public health emergency after measles outbreak of mostly unvaccinated children
- January 31, 2019

Lane County Public Health (LCPH) has issued a general health alert after 22 cases of measles had been confirmed in Southwest Washington as of Tuesday - with one confirmed case in Portland last Friday. The first known patient sought medical care on December 31, but it is unknown if other people may have gotten sick before that and did not seek treatment. (more...)
Kamala Harris Defines Her 2020 Fight in Iowa Town Hall Kamala Harris Defines Her 2020 Fight in Iowa Town Hall
- January 30, 2019

She was elected to the Senate in 2016. The Republican National Committee shared the clip, and also said that her plan would cost $32.6 trillion, eliminate private plans, "devastate" Medicare and "double your income taxes". "A lot of people thought she should have run four years ago and she decided not to", he explained. Complicating the launch, billionaire former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz said hours after her announcement that he is seriously considering entering the race ... (more...)
Bacteria in the mouth can cause Alzheimer's disease Bacteria in the mouth can cause Alzheimer's disease
- January 27, 2019

As populations have aged, dementia has skyrocketed to become the fifth biggest cause of death worldwide. "Maintaining good dental health is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and while we don't yet fully know the extent to which it can affect our dementia risk, the presence of a single type of bacteria is extremely unlikely to be the only cause of the condition". (more...)
DeSantis asks Legislature to end marijuana smoking ban DeSantis asks Legislature to end marijuana smoking ban
- January 20, 2019

Medical marijuana patients in North Central Florida may soon be able to light up after an announced major policy change by Governor Ron DeSantis . "Whether they (patients) have to smoke it or not, who am I to judge that?" "This thing should have been implemented, we should have moved on, and I don't want to continue fighting some of these old battles", he said. (more...)
NYC Mayor Unveils NYC Mayor Unveils "Health Care For All" Plan
- January 09, 2019

Doctor visits will be priced on a sliding scale. I stand with @NYCMayor de Blasio today in declaring health care is a right for all, not a privilege for only those who can afford care. Finding them homes, health care, food etc. help them first. The NYC Care plan would improve that coverage, which already insures some 516,000 people, and aim to reach more of those who are eligible, such as the young and uninsured, and others who qualify but have not applied. (more...)
Walgreens' cost-cut plans aim to save more than $1 billion annually Walgreens' cost-cut plans aim to save more than $1 billion annually
- December 23, 2018

At the time of writing, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc . Asset Dedication LLC raised its position in shares of Walgreens Boots Alliance by 204.6% in the third quarter. (NASDAQ: WBA ) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 12. The firm earned " Market Perform" rating on Monday, July 23 by Cowen & Co. (more...)
More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls
- December 20, 2018

Researchers say it's unclear whether teens know what's in their vape, and that some may be misguided about vaping only "flavoring". More than 10.9 percent of 10th graders said they used e-cigarettes in the past year, the survey said. Interestingly, regular tobacco use remained at its lowest point with only 3.6 per cent of high school seniors smoking daily, compared to 22.4 per cent two decades ago. (more...)
Dems lash out at judge for ruling Obamacare unconstitutional Dems lash out at judge for ruling Obamacare unconstitutional
- December 18, 2018

Dick Durbin said on ABC's "This Week" that the ruling "didn't do the Republican Party any favour", as it will reawaken pressures for Republican unity behind a new healthcare policy. "Here, the Plaintiffs allege that, following passage of the TCJA, the Individual Mandate in the ACA is unconstitutional ". "To find otherwise would be to introduce an entirely new regulatory scheme never intended by Congress or signed by the president". (more...)
A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot
- December 09, 2018

Charles Cobbs, a neurosurgeon at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. She'd experienced a seizure that weakened her left arm. But the sore didn't go away even after treatment and multiple visits to the dermatologist. Infection can only occur when infected water goes up the nose. "However, unfortunately it is possible for these organisms to get into tap water as well at times , and that's why I do always counsel my patients to use distilled water when rinsing". (more...)
Trump Junior Attacks Ocasio-Cortez: Socialists Eat Dogs Trump Junior Attacks Ocasio-Cortez: Socialists Eat Dogs
- December 08, 2018

Cortez" comments come days after she came under fire from both parties for directly comparing members of the "migrant caravan' in Tijuana with "Jewish families" who fled the Second World War. The meme that Trump Jr. The meme displays a photo of the Bronx-born child of Puerto Rican heritage with the caption, "Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?" with a photo of President Trump underneath with the caption, "Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them". (more...)
Worldwide Donor Hunt to Help Girl with Rare Blood Type Worldwide Donor Hunt to Help Girl with Rare Blood Type
- December 07, 2018

The blood is even harder to find because the donors must have blood types "O" or "A" and be 100 percent of Indian, Iranian or Pakistani descent, Forbes said. "She's going to need to be completely supported by blood donations in order to survive the cancer treatment in order to kill this cancer", Bright said. (more...)
CNN Repeatedly Attacks Trump For Paying Respects To George H.W. Bush CNN Repeatedly Attacks Trump For Paying Respects To George H.W. Bush
- December 05, 2018

Dole worked with Bush when he was President Ronald Reagan's vice president and helped Bush get the Americans with Disabilities Act through Congress. "Above all, though, President George H.W. Trump had a complicated relationship with the late president. "Today, this hero has returned to the Capitol a final time ", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican. (more...)
Outbreak of E.coli infections linked to romaine lettuce — CDC Outbreak of E.coli infections linked to romaine lettuce — CDC
- November 21, 2018

Other states, including Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin, each reported between 1 and 3 cases of E. coli O157:H7, which may cause serious illness. And after you do that, be sure to wash and sanitize the crisper drawer or fridge shelf the lettuce touched. (more...)
9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak 9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak
- October 31, 2018

U.S. health officials have confirmed another case of a virus that has left eight children dead at a paediatric rehabilitation centre. In some versions of a story October 25 about a viral outbreak, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the New Jersey health commissioner. (more...)
Harry and Meghan rub noses in New Zealand Harry and Meghan rub noses in New Zealand
- October 30, 2018

The royal couple arrived at Sydney Airport to start the last leg of their ongoing tour. Earlier, the couple was greeted with an indigenous Maori welcome. Greta Crowe, 11, said she told the couple that the best part of being a girl guide was getting to meet them. They later met the crowds during a walkabout at the National War Memorial. (more...)
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love out with sore foot Cavaliers forward Kevin Love out with sore foot
- October 28, 2018

Love scored 14 points against the Nets, who pulled away in the second half and dropped the Cavs to 0-4 in their first season since 2013-14 without LeBron James . OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jayson Tatum scored 24 points, and Boston rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat winless Oklahoma City. Marcus Morris added 21 points, Al Horford scored 19 and Kyrie Irving had 15 for the Celtics. (more...)
CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More US Kids CDC Warns of Polio-Like Virus Striking More US Kids
- October 20, 2018

On Wednesday, Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville confirmed that a 3-year-old girl was recently diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis ( AFM ), an extremely rare condition that causes muscles and reflexes to become weak. Some patients recover quickly, while others experience paralysis and require ongoing care. CDC began tracking the condition in 2014, when there were 120 confirmed cases. (more...)
Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax
- October 12, 2018

Chuck Grassley does not expect the bitter fight over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation to detract from the collegial workings of the Senate Judiciary Committee he chairs. "Far be it from me to complain about obstruction, I've done my share of it". For Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., who is perhaps the Democrat in the most vulnerable position with the midterms only a few weeks away, there is no question of where she is focusing her time. (more...)
The power of support for mental health The power of support for mental health
- October 12, 2018

Paul Avis, marketing director of Canada Life Group Insurance, said: "Mental health issues can be a vicious cycle for employees, fuelled by persistent presenteeism and the need to be "always on". The survey of office workers taken by workplace consultant Peldon Rose shows that the almost three-quarters of workers who want their employers to champion mental health and well-being rated this as more important than equality (48 per cent), sustainability (38 per cent) and diversity (31 per ... (more...)
Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo Nobel Prize in medicine awarded to James Allison and Tasuku Honjo
- October 05, 2018

They established a new way to fight the disease. In 2016, after being treated with a drug inspired by Prof Honjo's research, he announced that he no longer needed treatment. That role partly falls to a white blood cell known as a "T cell". Working separately, Honjo discovered another protein, called PD-1, that also hampers T cells' ability to attack cancer, but in a somewhat different way. (more...)
Women chained in police van drown in Hurricane Florence floods Women chained in police van drown in Hurricane Florence floods
- September 21, 2018

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said the bodies of 45-year-old Windy Newton and 43-year-old Nicolette Green were recovered from the van Wednesday evening. The two deaths will push Florence's toll across three states to almost 40 victims. Cooper warned that the flooding is far from over and will get worse in places. (more...)
Supermarkets cited in crackdown on e-cigarettes Supermarkets cited in crackdown on e-cigarettes
- September 14, 2018

Flavored e-cigarettes are said to be a tool that helps adults quit smoking traditional cigarettes, the main example of a plus the product can claim. "We are committed to preventing underage use of our product, and we want to be part of the solution in keeping e-cigarettes out of the hands of young people", the company said in a statement . (more...)
Hundreds honor John McCain at public viewing Hundreds honor John McCain at public viewing
- August 30, 2018

The air around the Arizona State Capitol was heavy as McCain's body moved from the A.L. Moore Grimshaw-Mortuary Wednesday morning. "I want them to witness what a real hero is and show them what freedom means", Morales said, noting that she already visited the mortuary that was holding McCain's casket over the weekend to lay flowers and a flag. (more...)
State raises West Nile virus warning level State raises West Nile virus warning level
- August 26, 2018

The symptoms may develop two to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The health department says the increased risk for human disease will continue until the first hard frost. For prevention, Brown suggests people use a mosquito spray, avoid being outside during dusk and dawn, dump out any standing water around homes, and fix holes in any screen windows and doors. (more...)
New York University offers free tuition to all medical students New York University offers free tuition to all medical students
- August 18, 2018

The yearly tuition costs covered by the scholarship are $55,018. Those who do graduate, saddled with thousands in debt, are often drawn to more lucrative specialties, creating a shortage of professionals in lower-paying fields like primary care and pediatrics. (more...)
West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in Wyoming West Nile-infected mosquitoes found in Wyoming
- August 11, 2018

In Windham County, there are mosquito traps in Brattleboro, Putney, Westminster, Whitingham, Rockingham and Londonderry that are meant to capture the types of mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). Do not apply insect repellent onto a child's hands, eyes, mouth, or on cut or irritated skin. Try to avoid outdoor activities during these times. They are monitoring and treating standing water in public areas as part of a pest management program. (more...)
Leaked recording: Nunes speaks at Rep. McMorris Rodgers fundraiser Leaked recording: Nunes speaks at Rep. McMorris Rodgers fundraiser
- August 10, 2018

In the wake of leaked audio of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) admitting that the House has to keep its Republican majority to block Donald Trump's impeachment , CNN counterintelligence analyst Phil Mudd exploded with criticism of the California Republican. (more...)
Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide Smoking ban in all public housing takes effect nationwide
- August 02, 2018

Smokers can no longer light up in or near public housing facilities in the USA due to a new rule that went into effect July 31. The smoking ban is drawing a mixed reaction. "I'm doing my best to quit, but I don't want to lose my house", a tenant said. "Residents have been required to sign new leases acknowledging the new policy and staff will continue to provide smoking cessation program information to residents as requested", Lemons said. (more...)
In the Netherlands during the experiment with viagra died 11 babies In the Netherlands during the experiment with viagra died 11 babies
- July 28, 2018

It was hoped the drug would increase the size of the placenta and encourage their development. 'All participants were approached personally and nearly everyone was informed and know by now whether they have taken the drug or the placebo'. (more...)
Man dies from bacterial infection after eating bad oyster in Sarasota County Man dies from bacterial infection after eating bad oyster in Sarasota County
- July 21, 2018

Vibrio vulnificus is sometimes referred to as a " flesh-eating bacteria " but health officials say that label is misleading because it can not attack healthy skin. In rare cases, the bacteria can become "flesh eating disease". Of the 80,000 illnesses caused by vibriosis each year, about 52,000 of them were a result of eating contaminated food, according to the CDC . (more...)
National Hot Dog Day: Hot To Get Free Franks & More Tasty Deals National Hot Dog Day: Hot To Get Free Franks & More Tasty Deals
- July 19, 2018

On Wednesday, customers at Love's Travel Stops can get a free hot dog or roller grill item by showing a barcode at the register. The obvious way to celebrate the big holiday is ... Those in Bethesda can grab a free dog by simply downloading the Dog Haus app. Portillo's : Through Sunday, get two Portillo's hot dogs for $5. (more...)

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