Medicine


New Guidelines on How to Prevent Dementia New Guidelines on How to Prevent Dementia
- May 17, 2019

Dementia is a condition characterized by difficulty with memory, thinking, and doing everyday daily activities. "The costs of caring for people with dementia are estimated to rise to two trillion USA dollars annually by 2030", the organisation said. (more...)
New Acas advice on creating a positive mental health environment at work New Acas advice on creating a positive mental health environment at work
- May 17, 2019

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week this week, MHFA and Bauer Media Group urged employers to sign up to a workplace manifesto , which asks organisations to treat mental and physical health equally; implement the six core standards for a mentally healthy workplace as set out in the government's Thriving at Work review ; and develop diverse and inclusive workplaces where staff feel comfortable to "bring their whole selves" to work. (more...)
Burger King launches 'unhappy' meals for those feeling-blue days Burger King launches 'unhappy' meals for those feeling-blue days
- May 06, 2019

Burger King in the USA has released a new range of meals to fit all of your moods! As yet, there are only a limited number of Burger King restaurants participating in this promotion, and they're all in the US. The Takeout 's Allison Shoemaker called the "Real Meal" campaign "Burger King's latest publicity gimmick". Mental Health America encourages people not to struggle alone with mental illness. (more...)
State Health Order Facilitates Adult Measles Vaccine State Health Order Facilitates Adult Measles Vaccine
- May 04, 2019

In addition, at least 24 states, including some neighboring Utah, are experiencing measles outbreaks. People born in the 1960s could be at risk, according to Martinez. "I think the most important groups to consider are school-age children, college students, health care workers and people traveling internationally", Snyder said . (more...)
Measles outbreak passes 700 cases as vaccination gets unexpected support Measles outbreak passes 700 cases as vaccination gets unexpected support
- May 02, 2019

For herd immunity to kick in and protect people from measles at a population level, the number of those vaccinated needs to approach 95 %. As of Monday, the Ohio Department of Health said no cases of measles had been reported in the state. (more...)
NMDOH: 2 former spa clients confirmed to have HIV
- May 01, 2019

What should have been a relaxing day apparently turned into a nightmare for two people who officials say may have contracted HIV after receiving a treatment called a vampire facial . The spa typically provided vampire facials where the client's own blood is injected into the face to replenish the skin. Casa de Salud Family Medical Office - 1608 Isleta Blvd. (more...)
Quarantines at 2 LA Universities Amid US Measles Outbreak Quarantines at 2 LA Universities Amid US Measles Outbreak
- April 29, 2019

Those covered by the quarantine were singled out based on their possible exposure to either an infected UCLA student who had attended classes in two buildings on three days earlier this month, or a person with measles who visited a Cal State-LA library on April 11, officials said . (more...)
Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli Nearly 57 tons of ground beef for possible E coli
- April 26, 2019

The meat is in 48-pound boxes labeled "ground beef puck" for institutional use. K2D recalled the ground beef, which had been on the dates March 26, March 29, April 2, April 5, April 10 , and April 12, after some of the product tested positive for E. (more...)
Babies and toddlers should have no screen time at all, says WHO Babies and toddlers should have no screen time at all, says WHO
- April 26, 2019

Limiting, and in some cases eliminating, screen time for children under the age of 5 will result in healthier adults, said World Health Organization , adding that quality sedentary time spent in interactive non-screen-based activities with a caregiver, such as reading, storytelling, singing and puzzles, is very important for child development. (more...)
Child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi Child malaria vaccine to be tested in Malawi
- April 26, 2019

The pilot program for the RTS, S vaccine launched in Malawi and is available to children 2 years and under. After more than three decades in development and nearly $1bn in investment, the cutting-edge trial is being rolled out in Malawi's capital Lilongwe and then in Kenya and Ghana next week. (more...)
Measles cases 'likely' to break yearly record in just 4 months Measles cases 'likely' to break yearly record in just 4 months
- April 25, 2019

WESTLAKE, Ohio- In just a matter of weeks the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates the USA will hit a new record of measles cases. "The challenge is that there's some pockets of population that are under-immunized, so when a measles case is introduced into those pockets of population, you know, it sort of lights like a wildfire", said Jayne Griffith, an epidemiologist with the Minnesota Department of Health. (more...)
Measles emergency in NYC Measles emergency in NYC
- April 14, 2019

Advocates say no one should be forced to take the vaccine because of the side effects that could have long-lasting impacts. It is safe. It is effective. To them, fear of the unknown outweighs fear of a disease that they have never seen in their lifetime. "'If we catch people early enough, we can give them medication", Kiernan said. (more...)
Dietary Supplements Don't Help People Live Longer Dietary Supplements Don't Help People Live Longer
- April 11, 2019

The study used data from more than 27,000 USA adults ages 20 and older to evaluate the association between dietary supplement use and death from all causes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and cancer . Mortality outcomes were obtained for each participant through linkage to the National Death Index through December 31, 2011, using a probabilistic match. (more...)
More confirmed measles cases in Auckland More confirmed measles cases in Auckland
- April 10, 2019

For global travel, infants as young as 6 months should be vaccinated against measles. State health officials are stressing that people can not contract measles from the vaccine . - A student at a middle school in Birmingham has one of the confirmed cases of the measles in metro Detroit right now. People born before January 1, 1969 are likely to be immune because measles used to be quite common and so this older age group did not need measles immunisation. (more...)
Superbug Fungus Sickens More Than 300 In New York State Superbug Fungus Sickens More Than 300 In New York State
- April 09, 2019

A drug-resistant superbug fungus has sickened almost 600 people across the United States in recent years, including more than 300 patients in New York State, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. The doctors prescribed antibiotics and antifungal medication, but fluconazole was discontinued after a week when the fungus was tested to be resistant to it, the report said. (more...)
Measles case confirmed in LaGrange County Measles case confirmed in LaGrange County
- April 07, 2019

Measles is highly contagious. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends two doses of the vaccine. Two measles cases were reported in the South Island last week. "Thanks to the high proportion of people in Northern Ireland making the positive decision to get the MMR vaccine over the past decades, cases of these three illnesses here have fallen significantly". (more...)
Voters Don’t Trust Trump on Health Care Voters Don’t Trust Trump on Health Care
- April 05, 2019

McConnell did, however, tell Trump that the senate would do what they could to pass bills that would lower the cost of health care. The president outlined his vision Tuesday night for Republicans to campaign on his plan in the 2020 election and then vote on it right after the election, assuming Republicans hold the White House and Senate, while also regaining the House. (more...)
Donald Trump Torches Republicans for Running Away from Health Care Donald Trump Torches Republicans for Running Away from Health Care
- April 04, 2019

McConnell did, however, tell Trump that the senate would do what they could to pass bills that would lower the cost of health care. Also watch: What if we switch to a single-payer health care system? After previously asking that just Obamacare's protections for pre-existing conditions be knocked down in the case, the Trump administration is now asking for the entire law to be thrown out. (more...)
Trump’s Aides Take a Victory Lap After Mueller Summary Dud Trump’s Aides Take a Victory Lap After Mueller Summary Dud
- March 28, 2019

Leading House Democrats, backed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, are unveiling broad legislation to shore up the Affordable Care Act . But the bigger problem for Trump is this: The report and his inclination to give Putin wet kisses, instead of condemning Moscow's intervention in the USA election, was not what lost him voters, so there's no reason to believe that a warmed-over summary memo will help win them back. (more...)
Jussie Smollett: Chicago PD Begins Internal Investigation After Leaked Information Jussie Smollett: Chicago PD Begins Internal Investigation After Leaked Information
- March 28, 2019

In the aftermath of the alleged Jussie Smollett attack, both fans and colleagues of the actor have had to choose sides in the polarizing fallout. "I would like to point out that a lot of the information out there was inaccurate and there were numerous agencies involved in this investigation", said Sergeant Rocco Alioto with the Chicago PD Office of Communications. (more...)
Opioid Makers Purdue Pharma, Sackler Family to Pay $270M in Settlement Opioid Makers Purdue Pharma, Sackler Family to Pay $270M in Settlement
- March 27, 2019

For example, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, a Democrat, has gotten press for filing a suit in June 2018 alleging Purdue Pharma and Sackler family members misled doctors and patients about the risks of opioids to increase prescriptions. (more...)
Justice Department sides with lower court, says Obamacare should end Justice Department sides with lower court, says Obamacare should end
- March 27, 2019

Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The Trump administration would not defend the law in court so a coalition of 21 Democratic states led by California stepped in. President Donald Trump has repeatedly promised to make health care better for all Americans, especially those with pre-existing conditions. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blasted the move in comments on the Senate floor Tuesday morning. (more...)
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...)

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