Medical


Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet
- May 26, 2019

While the study looked at national data for diet and cancer , that data is based on what people self-reported. "Low whole-grain consumption was associated with the largest cancer burden in the U.S., followed by low dairy intake, high processed-meat intake, low vegetable and fruit intake, high red-meat intake and high intake of sugar-sweetened beverages", Zhang said , according to CNN . (more...)
$19.1 billion in nationwide disaster aid stalls after single House Republican objects $19.1 billion in nationwide disaster aid stalls after single House Republican objects
- May 25, 2019

Texas Republican Chip Roy, a former aide to Texas firebrand Sen. The House is scheduled to return on June 3 and will be able to hold a roll-call vote. -Mexico border. Instead, Democrats sought to pass the bill by unanimous consent during a pro forma session, meaning every one of the House's more than 400 members had to agree. (more...)
Gov. Northam's yearbook page Gov. Northam's yearbook page
- May 25, 2019

As long as he's doing the right thing with our government, I don't think he should leave office at all", Morris said. However, the investigators could not determine whether or not Northam was one of the people in the photo. Gov. Justin Fairfax , which he has repeatedly denied. The second in line for the governorship - Attorney General Mark Herring - then revealed that he, too, appeared in blackface when he was younger. (more...)
Latest Pharmacy News: Rising mumps and measles cases prompt vaccination call Latest Pharmacy News: Rising mumps and measles cases prompt vaccination call
- May 25, 2019

Of the 62 measles investigations on flights this year, "21 were from domestic flights, 14 inbound worldwide, 5 outbound IHR (outbound flights from the USA to another country reported to CDC by a foreign agency) and 22 global IHRs (international to global flights with a U.S. (more...)
Google develops AI that can effectively detect lung cancer
- May 22, 2019

Google taught the AI to detect tumors using a dataset of 42,000 chest scans taken from 15,000 patients as part of a National Institutes of Health study . "The concept is novel but the actual engineering of it is also novel because of the scale", he said . On top of showing it can keep up with trained medical professionals, the AI proved to be capable of identifying lung nodules, small masses of tissue that are benign in most cases but can sometimes become cancerous. (more...)
Infant deaths in vehicle seats most often occur when not traveling
- May 21, 2019

Parents may want to think twice before letting their child sleep in their vehicle seat while not in the auto. The AAP says that outside of transporting your child, auto seats and other sitting devices are not to be used for sleeping - and to bring a portable crib or bassinette to use when you arrive at your destination. (more...)
Another case of measles identified in King County Another case of measles identified in King County
- May 21, 2019

Ottawa County health officials are strongly encouraging people to get vacinnated before traveling, as some cases have been transmitted in airports or on airplanes. But CDC said that travelers from countries where the virus remain a top concern contribute to US measles outbreak. There's a new measles case in MI. (more...)
Surgery for Ric Flair postponed; remains in hospital Surgery for Ric Flair postponed; remains in hospital
- May 20, 2019

We send our best to the Nature Boy for a speedy and full recovery after surgery on Monday. "Thanks for the well wishes". Ric Flair's surgery has been postponed due to "complications that need to be taken care of first". The 70-year-old, considered one of WWE's greatest, posted a couple of glamorous pictures of the all-white themed wedding held at the rooftop of the Pearl Hotel in Rosemary beach, Florida. (more...)
What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills What helps prevent dementia? Try exercise, not vitamin pills
- May 17, 2019

Dementia results from a variety of diseases and injuries that affect the brain, such as Alzheimer disease or stroke. That includes getting enough exercise; treating other health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol; having an active social life, and avoiding or curbing harmful habits such as smoking , overeating and drinking too much alcohol. (more...)
Alarming new report boosts fears about measles in Travis County Alarming new report boosts fears about measles in Travis County
- May 16, 2019

But New York has the biggest outbreak, accounting for nearly 700, or more than 80 percent, of the cases nationwide. Up to 90 per cent of people who are exposed will catch the virus if not immunised. "We saw. a lot of kids with measles and pneumonia , measles and croup, measles and acute encephalitis ", says Dr. Joel Forman , who was just starting his pediatric residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City in the summer 1990. (more...)
How much coffee is too much? | newkerala.com #141250 How much coffee is too much? | newkerala.com #141250
- May 15, 2019

According to new research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition , excess caffeine can lead to high blood pressure , which, in turn can cause heart disease. "As with many things, it's all about moderation; overindulge and your health will pay for it". It's a question Dr Labos has addressed before, in an op-ed for the Montreal Gazette in 2014, in which he broke down various studies on the risks of caffeine after the FDA issued a warning about caffeine consumption. (more...)
Prince William Shares a Mental Health Message Alongside Katy Perry Prince William Shares a Mental Health Message Alongside Katy Perry
- May 15, 2019

Darren said: "Around ten years ago I had been going through some struggles in my personal life and was trying to support people around me when someone suggested that I look into this course called Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)". She said: "This will build on our package of measures to improve the mental health of young people, and directly target the impact of social media and body image on mental wellbeing". (more...)
Dog disease that can be passed to humans confirmed in Iowa Dog disease that can be passed to humans confirmed in Iowa
- May 14, 2019

However, some diseases can jump between dogs and humans, and one such illness was just confirmed in Iowa. "We went on to notify all of the individuals that we know purchased dogs", Coppess says. "Other signs can include inflammation of lymph nodes, behavioral abnormalities, lethargy, and weight loss". Human infection from the disease is rare, the university said. (more...)
Gilead To Donate HIV Prevention Pill Truvada To 200,000 People Gilead To Donate HIV Prevention Pill Truvada To 200,000 People
- May 13, 2019

The CDC itself had come under fire from activists for not making PrEP more widely available and affordable - especially in the wake of President Trump's "Ending the HIV Epidemic" plan, mentioned above by Azar, which cites PrEP as a key tool in tackling the AIDS crisis. (more...)
Instagram To Stop Vaccine Hoaxes, But Not Necessarily Anti-Vaxxers Instagram To Stop Vaccine Hoaxes, But Not Necessarily Anti-Vaxxers
- May 13, 2019

Instagram has chose to crack down on anti-vaccine conspiracy theories by blocking hashtags that surface false information about vaccines. " If the hashtag was #vaccines1234, if it contained a high proportion of known vaccine misinformation, we would block that hashtag entirely ", Karina Newton, Instagram's global head of public policy, said at a May 9 press event in San Francisco, Calif., Verge reports. (more...)
Is a measles outbreak likely in your county? Check the map Is a measles outbreak likely in your county? Check the map
- May 13, 2019

On Sunday, German Health Minister Jens Spahn proposed a new law that would see parents fined up to €2,500 ($2,800) for failing to vaccinate their children against measles. We are seeing a rise in cases affecting babies prior to their being 12 months of age. In Italy, the numbers jumped from 76 cases in December to 172 cases in January, though they fell slightly to 160 new cases in February. (more...)
Norwegian dies of rabies after rescuing puppy in PH Norwegian dies of rabies after rescuing puppy in PH
- May 13, 2019

Birgitte, a nurse, patched up and sterilised the scrapes herself. But it wasn't until Kallestad was back in Norway that she began to experience symptoms and visited the emergency room several times. Kallestad, who works at a Norwegian hospital, cleaned up her own tiny wounds but didn't think she needed any other medical help. "If we manage to achieve this, the death of our sunbeam can save others", the family said. (more...)
Support for mental health easier to access than many employers realise Support for mental health easier to access than many employers realise
- May 12, 2019

Skelly said a large portion of the funding is being specifically directed toward programs that provide mental health support services for children and teenagers. Now, his mother is taking action in order to help other families and teens suffering from depression and mental illness. Mental Health First Aid (mentalhealthfirstaid.org) is an eight-hour course that teaches how to help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance-use challenge. (more...)
Couple Dies Of Bubonic Plague After Consuming Raw Marmot Meat Couple Dies Of Bubonic Plague After Consuming Raw Marmot Meat
- May 10, 2019

The deaths prompted authorities to impose a quarantine in the area where the couple lived, a town in the Bayan-Olgii province bordering China and Russian Federation. The U.S. Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC) said the Bubonic plague could be spread by animals and fleas infected with the disease such as rats, prairie dogs, rabbits, and squirrels. (more...)
Mental Health Week aims to raise awareness Mental Health Week aims to raise awareness
- May 09, 2019

Addictions and mental health expert explained that the stigma associated with mental illnesses would take a while until it disappears entirely even though it is getting lower. Prof Chima adds that, for South Africans living with mental disorders to realise their rights and freedoms enshrined in law, greater efforts are needed to eliminate stigma and tackle inequalities in the distribution of mental health resources. (more...)
Denver ‘magic mushroom’ measure appears headed for defeat Denver ‘magic mushroom’ measure appears headed for defeat
- May 09, 2019

It would not legalize psilocybin or permit its sale by Denver's cannabis businesses. Psilocybin advocates have been gaining momentum in more places than just Denver. OR voters may also vote on a comparable measure next year. The city's election largely focused on a six-way race for mayor and a heated effort to end Denver's "urban camping" ban that affects people without housing. (more...)
Social media has limited impact on teens Social media has limited impact on teens
- May 09, 2019

Over the last few years there has been a lot of chat about social media, with some saying it affects young people's mental health. Research institute director Prof Przybylski said: "99.75 percent of a person's life satisfaction has nothing to do with their use of social media". (more...)
World Health Organization issues warning as measles infects 34000 in Europe in two months World Health Organization issues warning as measles infects 34000 in Europe in two months
- May 09, 2019

As the number of national cases rise, that's still the main focus for health officials. New York City's measles outbreak, mostly contained to the Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, has now spread to Sunset Park as three people outside the Orthodox community - including two students - have contracted the disease. (more...)
Teen who sued school over ban for refusing vaccination now has chickenpox Teen who sued school over ban for refusing vaccination now has chickenpox
- May 09, 2019

Students who were not vaccinated, or were not immune, were asked to stay out of school for at least 21 days after the last case of the virus, the health department said. Wiest's comments are dismissive of the severity of this virus, and his recent announcement that he is advising his clients to actively contract the virus so that they can become individually immune to it is deeply concerning to the Northern Kentucky Health Department . (more...)
OMG: Mongolian couple dies of plague after eating raw marmot meat OMG: Mongolian couple dies of plague after eating raw marmot meat
- May 09, 2019

Folk Remedy For Good Health According to Ariuntuya Ochirpurev, of the World Health Organization in Ulaanbaatar, eating raw marmot meat and kidney is a folk remedy believed to help boost health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says modern antibiotics are effective in treating plague, but without immediate care the infection can cause serious illness or even death. (more...)
New York Senate votes to grant access to Trump’s taxes New York Senate votes to grant access to Trump’s taxes
- May 09, 2019

White House officials didn't respond to a request for comment. The bill that passed Wednesday would authorize state officials to release returns filed by seven different types of state and federal officeholders if requested by congressional committees. (more...)
Sexual transmission of HIV in gay men prevented AIDS drugs Sexual transmission of HIV in gay men prevented AIDS drugs
- May 08, 2019

But he cautioned that stigma, homophobia and other social forces have meant that getting tested for HIV and accessing treatment is not always possible, particularly for men who have sex with men. "Hearing this can be enormously empowering and reassuring to people living with HIV", said Deborah Gold, the trust's chief executive. Avert.org is helping to prevent the spread of HIV and improve sexual health by giving people trusted, up-to date information. (more...)
United States measles count rises to 764, driven by NY outbreaks United States measles count rises to 764, driven by NY outbreaks
- May 08, 2019

Santa Clara and San Mateo counties have both reported 4 confirmed cases of measles , according to CDPH. The current outbreak has prompted the ire of public health experts, who stress that the disease is preventable and have combated false information about vaccines that has been proliferating on social media in recent months. (more...)
Trump Administration Outlines Case to Strike Down Obamacare
- May 06, 2019

Hunt argued that, absent the mandate, "Congress would not have meant to retain the guaranteed-issue and community-rating provisions, which Congress expressly found depended on the mandate, or the rest of the ACA, which involves numerous other interdependent provisions likewise created to work together to expand health-insurance coverage and to shift healthcare costs". (more...)
Ebola deaths top 1,000 in Congo amid clinic attacks Ebola deaths top 1,000 in Congo amid clinic attacks
- May 06, 2019

Security incidents continued to plague efforts to halt the outbreak, with 119 documented attacks since January, he said. "Since October 2018 the number of safe and dignified burials requested from communities has tripled, and this kind of work needs to continue if we are going to beat this disease", said Nicole Fassina. (more...)