Medical


African-American men with prostate cancer show stronger response to hormone therapy African-American men with prostate cancer show stronger response to hormone therapy
- June 05, 2018

The study will focus on marker identification of those prostate cancer patients whose a tumor may shrink post the immunotherapy treatment. The medication, called pembrolizumab, is a type of immunotherapy that harnesses the body's immune system to seek out and destroy tumour cells. (more...)
Doug Ford won't say if he will march in annual Pride parade Doug Ford won't say if he will march in annual Pride parade
- June 04, 2018

With a shakey voice, fighting back tears, Liberal party leader Kathleen Wynne threw in the towel. The announcement came as a surprise to numerous party's local candidates, many of whom said they learned about her comments from news reports and social media. (more...)
Chemo not needed in some early breast cancer patients
- June 04, 2018

Dr Alistair Ring, consultant medical oncologist at the Royal Marsden NHS Hospital, in London, said: "I think this is a fundamental change in the way we treat women with early-stage breast cancer and will lead to a considerable number of women no longer needing to have chemotherapy". (more...)
New mental health awareness program
- June 04, 2018

It's all part of a speaker series to help anyone who needs it. The new law also allows people to plan and give directives on the kind of treatment they would want if they are diagnosed with a mental illness. All mental health institutes and mental health practitioners including clinical psychologists, mental health nurses and psychiatric social workers will have to be registered with this agency. (more...)
Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo: authorities READ MORE Five new Ebola cases in DR Congo: authorities READ MORE
- June 04, 2018

Two cases of Ebola have been confirmed in the latest outbreak in a remote northwestern part of DRC . It is spread via contact with the bodily fluids of those infected, including the dead. Distributed in 4 subgroups, Africa CDC volunteers will be based in Mbandaka (Headquarters of the province of Equator), Bikoro, Itipo (Epicenter of the ongoing epidemic) and Iboko. (more...)
In a breakthrough, breast cancer patients can now safely skip chemotherapy
- June 04, 2018

Another added: "I was also diagnosed with breast cancer , had 5 lumps in left breast". Oncotype DX first hit the market in 2004. The TAILORx study, led by the Montefiore Medical Centre in NY, found women older than 50 with this form of breast cancer and a score of up to 25 did not need chemotherapy. (more...)
In Cancer Treatments, Less Is Sometimes More
- June 04, 2018

But this trial looked at the women in the middle of the group, where the benefits of chemotherapy were uncertain. In the USA, the most recent data shows around 135,000 new cases yearly of the specific breast cancer studied, says Dr. Chemotherapy could still be on the table for people who fall outside of this group. Because of her work as a nurse, she was familiar with chemotherapy's sometimes harsh effects. (more...)
Ellis County Relay for Life raises money for American Cancer Society Ellis County Relay for Life raises money for American Cancer Society
- June 03, 2018

The event is at the St. Joseph County 4H grounds, where folks are taking their laps to raise money to fight cancer. "You go from having this handsome little precious baby, being such an ecstatic new mom on top of the world, to being told to christen her ASAP". (more...)
5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak 5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak
- June 03, 2018

Eating the contaminated lettuce may cause diarrhea, vomiting and even kidney failure in severe cases. Twenty-six developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure that can be life-threatening to people with weak immune systems, such as young children and the elderly. (more...)
Patient, experts push for earlier colon cancer screenings Patient, experts push for earlier colon cancer screenings
- June 03, 2018

Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a physician with GHS. The new guidelines are for men and women ages 45 to 75 of average risk for colon cancer . "Nothing that would have indicated that she would have colon cancer at such a young age", said Sanford. (more...)
Lyme -- The First Epidemic of Climate Change author Lyme -- The First Epidemic of Climate Change author
- June 02, 2018

Protect: To protect yourself from tick bites, avoid tick-prone areas, but if you are going to be in those areas use a tick repellent that has 20 percent DEET, picardin, IR3535 or lemon eucalyptus. Out of these two, the black-legged tick is known for transmitting most of the diseases in humans that includes the deadly Lyme disease . It can also cause some people to develop an allergy to red meat. (more...)
‘Holy Grail’ Blood Test May Detect Cancer Before Tumors Form ‘Holy Grail’ Blood Test May Detect Cancer Before Tumors Form
- June 02, 2018

Kazuaki Takabe, the Alfiero Foundation endowed chair in breast oncology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, who was not involved with the study. It was 77 per cent accurate in diagnosing lymphoma, 73 per cent accurate for myeloma and 80 per cent accurate for liver and gall bladder cancers. Grail's lung cancer data comes from a wider study that eventually aims to enroll 15,000 participants and cover 20 different types of cancers. (more...)
Death Toll From Nipah Rises to 16 in Kerala Death Toll From Nipah Rises to 16 in Kerala
- June 02, 2018

New dates will be announced later. A soldier has died here of suspected Nipah virus infection, a Defence spokesman said here on Wednesday. And while the new academic year began on Friday in all schools in the state, schools in Kozhikode will open only on June 5. (more...)
Risk of Heart Failures Can Increase Due to High-Protein Diet Risk of Heart Failures Can Increase Due to High-Protein Diet
- June 02, 2018

For the study , the researchers investigated 2,441 men , aged between 42 and 60 years who were examined over a period of 22 years. For total animal protein , the HR was 1.43 for the highest versus lowest quartile (95 percent CI, 1.00 to 2.03; P-trend = 0.07), and for total plant protein , it was 1.17 (95 percent CI, 0.72 to 1.91; P-trend = 0.35). (more...)
One Person From Arkansas Among Five Killed In Romaine Lettuce Outbreak One Person From Arkansas Among Five Killed In Romaine Lettuce Outbreak
- June 02, 2018

Bacteria sickens almost 100 people across 22 states; Claudia Cowan reports. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the last shipments of romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region were harvested on April 16, and the harvest season is over. (more...)
Virginia General Assembly passes budget, OKs Medicaid expansion Virginia General Assembly passes budget, OKs Medicaid expansion
- June 02, 2018

Once Northam signs the bill , Virginia will join the 32 other states plus D.C. that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), which tracks state actions on the program. The Republican-controlled House supported expansion throughout the General Assembly session. Even though, as Governing notes, "the Trump administration made expansion more enticing for some Republicans by letting states add new eligibility rules, such as ... (more...)
Coronary heart disease on the rise: Minister Coronary heart disease on the rise: Minister
- June 02, 2018

The Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products was adopted in November 2012 at the fifth session of the Conference of the Parties in Seoul, South Korea, and is open for ratification, acceptance and approval by the parties to the WHO FCTC. (more...)
West Nile Virus Reported in Chicago, But Don’t Blame Mosquitoes West Nile Virus Reported in Chicago, But Don’t Blame Mosquitoes
- June 02, 2018

Public Health Director Nirav Shah says as temperatures rise, the state will start to see more West Nile Virus activity. Limit time spent outside at dawn and dusk , when mosquitoes are most active. Only in extreme cases does a person infected with the virus display symptoms like high fever, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness, vision loss, numbness and paralysis. (more...)
Reading glasses linked to higher intelligence Reading glasses linked to higher intelligence
- June 02, 2018

If you wear glasses (or contact lenses), it could be a sign that you're more intelligent than your pals with 20/20 vision. People who wear glasses not only seem more intellectual to third parties but are also more intelligent, according to a new worldwide genetic study, the largest of its kind so far. (more...)
Four more die in E.Coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce
- June 02, 2018

The CDC said that some of the affected people had not eaten lettuce, but had contact with others who had fallen ill. In the update Friday on the nation's largest E. The Food and Drug Administration, which is investigating the outbreak with the CDC, has said it believes it can be traced to romaine lettuce sourced from the Yuma growing region in Arizona. (more...)
Relay for Life set for June 2 Relay for Life set for June 2
- June 01, 2018

The 21st annual Relay for Life of Taney/Stone Counties is slated to run from 4 p.m. until midnight Friday at the Branson RecPlex. The night will kick off with a celebratory lap by the survivors followed by a lap by the caregivers of cancer patients before everyone joins the relay. (more...)
Minnesota sues Arizona-based opioid manufacturer Minnesota sues Arizona-based opioid manufacturer
- June 01, 2018

A release said Breitenbach admitted that she participated in a scheme in which doctors, in return for off-label prescribing of Subsys , were paid kickbacks and bribes in the form of purported speaker fees for marketing and education events. (more...)
Soldier from Kerala dies of suspected Nipah virus infection in Kolkata Soldier from Kerala dies of suspected Nipah virus infection in Kolkata
- June 01, 2018

NiV can also cause severe disease in animals such as pigs, resulting in significant economic losses for farmers. The relatives and close friends of those who had died due to Nipah virus are being monitored. Asymptomatic infection (subclinical), acute respiratory infection, and fatal encephalitis are included in the range of the virus' clinical presentations. (more...)
Guideline shifts for colorectal cancer | Local Guideline shifts for colorectal cancer | Local
- June 01, 2018

In 2018, there were more than 2,500 new cases of colon and rectal cancer diagnosed in Wisconsin. The new guidelines now recommend anyone 45 or older get screened regularly. Because it is almost impossible to ask large cohorts of people to start colorectal cancer screening at different ages and then follow the outcomes of these cohorts, determining the best age to start and stop screening, and the optimal frequency of screening, depends on sophisticated mathematical models. (more...)
Extreme job strain can deteriorate mental health: experts say Extreme job strain can deteriorate mental health: experts say
- June 01, 2018

While not always the case, Miller said depression or emotional stress can sometimes trigger a number of physical health concerns ranging from a gain in weight to higher than normal blood pressure readings to symptoms related to an upset stomach or feelings of continually being exhausted. (more...)
The first 3D printed eye cornea is a fact The first 3D printed eye cornea is a fact
- June 01, 2018

The cornea is a vital part of human vision; it acts as the transparent outer layer of the eyeball, refracting and bending light in order to focus eyesight. This incredible feat of engineering was achieved by researchers at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, who hope that their work can help relieve the serious shortage of corneas available for transplant. (more...)
Tenfold rise in primary pupil obesity Tenfold rise in primary pupil obesity
- June 01, 2018

The Local Government Association (LGA ), which obtained the figures, said this shows children are gaining weight at a drastic rate as they go through schools. There should be a 9pm watershed on the advertising of "junk" food and a total ban on having recognisable branded and licensed characters (i.e. ones that children identify with and admire) advertising HFFS (high fat, sugar and salt) products in the media. (more...)
Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death, disease
- June 01, 2018

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day, WHO has joined hands with the World Heart Federation to highlight the link between tobacco and cardiovascular diseases (CVD), the world's leading causes of death, responsible for 44 per cent of all NCD deaths, or 17.9 million deaths annually. (more...)
Purdue Pharma knew its opioids were being abused, per new report
- May 31, 2018

Nearly immediately after releasing OxyContin in 1996, Purdue Pharma received reports that patients were crushing and snorting the drug and stealing it from pharmacies, and that some doctors were beginning to sell prescriptions for the highly addictive painkiller, which is chemically similar to heroin. (more...)
Chewing Gum While Walking Could Keep You Thin Chewing Gum While Walking Could Keep You Thin
- May 31, 2018

The use of chewing gum while walking can positively affect the weight of people who have it extra. The study concludes by saying that chewing gum while walking might, therefore, be a super easy and accessible way of keeping an ageing population healthy. (more...)