Medical


Why do more black men die of prostate cancer? Why do more black men die of prostate cancer?
- July 20, 2018

African-American men have about a 15 percent chance of developing prostate cancer in their lifetimes, compared to about a 10 percent chance for white men, and African-American men are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive disease. Other institutions participating in the study include Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Jersey State Cancer Registry, New Jersey Department of Health , Public Health Institute, Emory University, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard University, ... (more...)
Why our first memories may not really be our first memories Why our first memories may not really be our first memories
- July 20, 2018

Previous studies have explored the phenomenon known as "childhood amnesia", demonstrating how children tend to lose early memories of their lives prior to the age of 7. Indeed, the study authors suggested that some fictional memories could simply be based on remembered fragments of an early experience, rather than an actual first memory. (more...)
UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH): Poised For Long Term Success? UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH): Poised For Long Term Success?
- July 20, 2018

Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 1.05% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 1.25%. Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc., a component of the Dow Jones industrial average, have climbed 17 percent since the beginning of the year. (more...)
Britney Spears Admits Her Kids 'Don't See Me As Famous' Britney Spears Admits Her Kids 'Don't See Me As Famous'
- July 19, 2018

As Asghari explains, dating one of the world's most famous women has been a "blessing". "I'm going to introduce him to Prerogative ", she said. The superstar singer concluded her " Piece of Me " residency in Las Vegas last December. "I tried to be amusing". "It's [about saying], 'I'm going to what I want to do and be happy in that moment and not worry about what people think.' It's [about] saying, 'This is what I'm going to do without - any judgments'". (more...)
White House weighs Putin proposal on questioning United States officials White House weighs Putin proposal on questioning United States officials
- July 19, 2018

The latest gambit, on which the prosecutor general's office in Moscow elaborated Tuesday , would have Russian investigators attend interviews with a host of alleged Browder associates, including current and former State Department officials, a congressional aide and Michael McFaul , a former US ambassador to Russia . (more...)
Boys should be given anti-cancer HPV vaccine, say government advisers Boys should be given anti-cancer HPV vaccine, say government advisers
- July 19, 2018

They added: 'Using a 1.5% discount rate it was likely that a gender neutral programme would be cost-effective, and on the basis of these findings the Committee agreed they would advise extending immunisation to adolescent boys, with vaccination offered at the same age as adolescent girls (12-13 years)'. (more...)
Australian researchers develop 'world first' melanoma blood test Australian researchers develop 'world first' melanoma blood test
- July 19, 2018

The new blood test, in a trial involving 105 people with melanoma and 104 healthy controls, was able to detect early stage melanoma in 81.5% of cases. The test will not pick up other types of skin cancers such as squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma, researchers said. "While clinicians do a fantastic job with the tools available, relying on biopsies alone can be problematic. (more...)
Genetically Modified Babies Move A Step Closer To Reality In The UK Genetically Modified Babies Move A Step Closer To Reality In The UK
- July 19, 2018

Now, the inquiry gives a tentative green light to such enterprises as long as several conditions are met. Commenting on the council's review of genome editing, Dr David King, Director of Human Genetics Alert, described its findings as " an absolute disgrace ", noting decades-long worldwide bans on eugenic genetic engineering. (more...)
Bacon, hot dogs, bad for mental health Bacon, hot dogs, bad for mental health
- July 19, 2018

A study of more than 1,000 people, including those with psychiatric disorders, found people who had consumed processed meat were three and a half times more likely to have been hospitalised for mania . "We looked at a number of different dietary exposures and cured meat really stood out", Yolken said. "There's growing evidence that germs in the intestines can influence the brain", lead study author and professor of pediatric neurovirology at Johns Hopkins Dr. (more...)
Man dies after eating bad oyster in Florida Man dies after eating bad oyster in Florida
- July 19, 2018

Vibrio vulnificus is a naturally occurring bacteria that resides in warm, brackish seawater. 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. (more...)
Consuming Fat Is The Only Cause Of Gaining Weight, Shows New Study Consuming Fat Is The Only Cause Of Gaining Weight, Shows New Study
- July 19, 2018

The mice had different types of food, which varied in contents of carbs, fat, and protein. A major drawback in conducting human studies on the effects of diets is time, as most don't last long enough to draw concrete conclusions. And combining sugar with fat had no more impact than fat alone, revealed the study, published in Cell Metabolism . Speakman says it is unlikely that a study of this scope and kind will be done on humans because it is hard to subject humans to such a controlled ... (more...)
Urgent care clinics overprescribe antibiotics Urgent care clinics overprescribe antibiotics
- July 19, 2018

Their previous analysis of outpatient prescribing, published in 2016, had looked at antibiotic prescribing in medical offices, emergency departments, and hospital clinics. None were involved in the study. For example, the use of antibiotics does not alter the course of the illness for some of these conditions, and others can be caused by viruses, which should not be treated with antibiotics. (more...)
Portillo’s offering 2 hot dogs for $5 for National Hot Dog Week Portillo’s offering 2 hot dogs for $5 for National Hot Dog Week
- July 18, 2018

Download the Dog Haus app and you'll get a free hot dog on July 18 for National Hot Dog Day 2018. You don't even have to fire up the grill, because it's National Hot Dog Day - restaurants all over the country are offering deals. Wednesday, July 18. Yes, the hot dog is only one dollar! Portillo's : Through Sunday, get two Portillo's hot dogs for $5. Not valid on jumbo hot dogs, polish sausages or Italian sausages. (more...)
After girl's peanut allergy death, mom warns about food packaging After girl's peanut allergy death, mom warns about food packaging
- July 18, 2018

The girl died within an hour and a half of eating the cookie. Her family administered two EpiPen shots, but she went into anaphylactic shock and stopped breathing. "We were very saddened to hear about this situation", Nabisco's parent company Mondelez International said in a statement. The parents are calling for greater awareness about packaging labels which may not make it clear that the products inside are harmful to people with peanut allergies . (more...)
Women at higher risk of mortality from heart failure Women at higher risk of mortality from heart failure
- July 18, 2018

Heart failure happens when the heart can not pump enough blood to the body. This pattern is progressing, despite the fact that fewer individuals are being diagnosed with heart issues and the death rate from coronary illness is declining for both genders. (more...)
Some blood pressure meds recalled over cancer-causing impurity Some blood pressure meds recalled over cancer-causing impurity
- July 17, 2018

Huahai has said it is unable to determine how much it will lose from the recall, but its own data shows that sales of valsartan, which is mostly sold to North America, Europe, India, Russia and South America, totaled CNY328 million (USD49 million) previous year, compared with total revenue of CNY5 billion (USD749 million). (more...)
FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found
- July 17, 2018

The FDA called NDMA a "probable human carcinogen". The recalled finished products in the USA include all non-expired generic valsartan sold by Major Pharmaceuticals, Teva and Huahai's US subsidiary, Solco Healthcare, as well as valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) made by Teva and Solco. (more...)
Washburn County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus Washburn County Bird Tests Positive for West Nile Virus
- July 16, 2018

The results for the second crow came back positive four days later. The first case was reported in late June . He said his crew was done with scheduled spraying, but would spray an area if citizens called reporting mosquitoes. In addition to wild bird testing, the Mosquito Control Section also operates 20 monitoring stations with caged chickens in the field statewide from early July into October. (more...)
China's June trade with North Korea falls by more than half China's June trade with North Korea falls by more than half
- July 16, 2018

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously boosted sanctions on North Korea since 2006 in a bid to choke off funding for Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, banning exports including coal, iron, lead, textiles and seafood, and capping imports of crude oil and refined petroleum products. (more...)
South Dakota Ranked Top State to Retire In South Dakota Ranked Top State to Retire In
- July 14, 2018

In addition to NY, the bottom five states included New Mexico , Maryland , Louisiana and Arkansas . The Big Apple ranks at the bottom in cost of living and second to last in taxes, making it the worst state to retire in the U.S. More positively, the Garden State was fourth-lowest of all states for crime, No. 10 for quality health care and No. 11 for cultural vitality. Louisiana: The Southern state is not great for retirement either as its near the bottom in crime, culture and health ... (more...)
Scientists: a New infection that is sexually transmitted, causes infertility Scientists: a New infection that is sexually transmitted, causes infertility
- July 14, 2018

Thousands of women could become infertile every year thanks to an increasingly risky sexually-transmitted infection spread by people having unsafe sex on holiday. What is Mycoplasma Genitalium (MG)? "We both sensibly got tested and declared clean at the start of the relationship but GUM [genitourinary medicine] clinics don't test for MG, unless you have symptoms". (more...)
New X-ray technology produces striking 3D images in full color New X-ray technology produces striking 3D images in full color
- July 14, 2018

Finally, on July 10, they released the world's first x-rays of the very first human to have been scanned by the technology. The device, as the release described, emitted beams of X-ray, but instead of the conventional way, it measured how the wavelength of the radiation changed after hitting different particles in your body such bone or a tissue. (more...)
Groundbreaking Experiment Designs Cancer Cells Attack to Their Own Tumors Groundbreaking Experiment Designs Cancer Cells Attack to Their Own Tumors
- July 14, 2018

Using gene editing , scientists have hoodwinked tumor cells into turning against their own kind, ScienceNews says. "What takes months or even a year may now take a couple weeks using this new technology", Fred Ramsdell, vice president of research at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in San Francisco, where one of the authors of the study is a member, tells The New York Times . (more...)
Grants that help Americans get health care coverage slashed Grants that help Americans get health care coverage slashed
- July 13, 2018

CMS stopped the payments after a federal court found the formula used to calculate them flawed earlier this year. In announcing the funding cuts, CMS said in a news release that navigators "failed to enroll a meaningful amount of people" on the federal marketplace and "not almost enough to justify the millions of federal dollars spent on the program". (more...)
Women Awarded Almost $5 Billion In Damages from J&J Women Awarded Almost $5 Billion In Damages from J&J
- July 13, 2018

The state court jury, in Missouri's 22nd Judicial Circuit, deliberated for 8 hours before concluding Thursday that asbestos in the J&J products caused the women's ovarian cancer and awarding $550 million in compensatory damages on the claims. (more...)
You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks
- July 13, 2018

At least eight people have been sickened in Pennsylvania, the CDC says. Although Kellogg's recalled the cereals on June 14, the FDA reports that recalled packages of Honey Smacks cereal are still being offered for sale. The CDC puts salmonella illnesses at 1.2 million per year in the United States, 1 million of which are caused by food. Laboratory testing also identified the outbreak strain in samples of leftover Honey Smacks cereal collected from the homes of ill people in Montana, New ... (more...)
UAE Ministry of Health Recalls Some Anti-Hypertensive Medications Containing Valsartan UAE Ministry of Health Recalls Some Anti-Hypertensive Medications Containing Valsartan
- July 13, 2018

In connection with this, Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis informed the Ministry that their products containing Valsartan-Diovan, Co-Diovan Entresto and Exforge-are not impacted because these products do not contain the active ingredient from an external supplier, where the active ingredient was manufactured in a Novartis site in Ireland and Switzerland. (more...)
West Nile Virus Found In Windsor West Nile Virus Found In Windsor
- July 13, 2018

West Nile Virus is active throughout the State of California. Just a few weeks into the official summer season and mosquitos, people and animals across 30 states have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Some people who contract West Nile develop neurological syndrome, which can be deadly. Mosquitoes contract the virus when they feed on infected birds, then spread the virus when the mosquitoes seek other hosts to bite. (more...)
USA judge allows lawsuits over Monsanto's Roundup to proceed to trial USA judge allows lawsuits over Monsanto's Roundup to proceed to trial
- July 13, 2018

The plaintiffs will next have to prove Roundup caused cancer in specific people whose cases will be selected for test trials, a phase Chhabria in his Tuesday opinion called a "daunting challenge". A federal judge in Sacramento in February blocked California from requiring that Roundup carry a label stating that it is known to cause cancer, saying the warning is misleading because nearly all regulators have concluded that there is no evidence glyphosate is carcinogenic. (more...)
Multivitamins have no impact on heart health, researchers claim Multivitamins have no impact on heart health, researchers claim
- July 12, 2018

Eleven of the studies were from the United States. Backing up the findings , Dr Joonseok Kim, an assistant professor of cardiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham , said in a statement that the best way to defeat heart conditions was to live a tradtionally healthy lifestyle. (more...)