Medical


In the United States registered the disease of In the United States registered the disease of "black hairy tongue"
- September 10, 2018

Within a week her tongue went black and fuzzy. The answer is not as scary as it seems. Hamad's patient, a 55-year-old woman, had gotten an antibiotic called minocycline to eradicate an wound infection after a motor vehicle accident, accordant to his report. (more...)
Alzheimer's Association hosts annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in Marquette Alzheimer's Association hosts annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in Marquette
- September 09, 2018

The Alzheimer's Association is hoping to raise funds with this event as well as raise awareness in the community. "These young men and women from Elmwood/Plum City High School are leading the next generation forward to end Alzheimer's". (more...)
There's probably no point taking probiotics, study claims
- September 09, 2018

This suggests that probiotics should not be universally given as a "one-size-fits-all" supplement", said Elinav, who is an immunologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel . "If some folks face up to and easiest some folks enable them, the benefits of the long-established probiotics all of us take can't be as universal as we as soon as view". (more...)
The Billionaire Behind OxyContin Has Been Granted A Patent For Addiction Treatment The Billionaire Behind OxyContin Has Been Granted A Patent For Addiction Treatment
- September 09, 2018

Richard Sackler , who sits on the company's board, is listed as one of the inventors on the patent . Sackler's family also happens to own Purdue Pharma, the company that first developed OxyContin - a powerful narcotic painkiller that has been blamed for spurring the epidemic of opioid addiction that has decimated communities all across America. (more...)
African swine fever in China nearly certain to spread throughout Asia African swine fever in China nearly certain to spread throughout Asia
- September 09, 2018

Many cases are more than a thousand kilometers apart. The FAO is hosting government and pork industry officials from across the Asia-Pacific at a three-day meeting that concludes on Friday. "We have not seen the end of it". China is home to approximately half the global pig population, an estimated 500 million pigs and the authorities are battling to keep the spread of the virus under control. (more...)
Airport Bins Have More Germs Than Your Toilet Seat Airport Bins Have More Germs Than Your Toilet Seat
- September 09, 2018

The researchers said in their study that airports could serve as a risk zone for an 'emerging pandemic threat.' The threat can be higher in countries where passengers are forced to empty their snack and foodstuff into a plastic bin while going through security. (more...)
Hospitals band together and launch company to make generic drugs
- September 09, 2018

Back in January, a number of leading US health systems announced an ambitious project: They would be banding together to create a non-profit generic drug company in the hopes of combating sky high drug prices and shortages regularly faced by American patients. (more...)
Matt Hancock: technology is key to making the best NHS Matt Hancock: technology is key to making the best NHS
- September 09, 2018

He is also set to announce trials for a new NHS app which will allow patients to book GP appointments , access the 111 service, view medical records, and record organ donation preferences. Systems crashing is a regular occurrence. We need to make the most of that money. Across areas such as finance, HR and supply chain - vital components of the healthcare system - the automation of repetitive data entry is reducing error rates and freeing up thousands of man hours for staff to focus on ... (more...)
Study shows that airport security bins carry more germs than toilet seats Study shows that airport security bins carry more germs than toilet seats
- September 08, 2018

The study found that rhinovirus, a common cause of colds was the most common virus lurking on the surfaces, followed by coronavirus, adenovirus, and influenza A. According to the University of Nottingham the study is part of a larger research project funded by the European Union that investigates how airports and other travel-heavy checkpoints are platforms for spreading serious infections. (more...)
Common painkillers linked to heart attack and strokes Common painkillers linked to heart attack and strokes
- September 08, 2018

A 2017 study showed that the risk of heart among those who use NSAIDs is more pronounced when the drug is taken in high daily doses. When all these simulated trials was averaged out, people who took diclofenac were 50 per cent more likely to have cardiovascular problems in the first 30 days after use than were people who took nothing. (more...)
West Nile Virus Outbreak in MA is Ongoing West Nile Virus Outbreak in MA is Ongoing
- September 08, 2018

Horses are especially prone to severe West Nile Virus infections; however it is important to remember that people can not get West Nile from another person or horse that has the disease. Dress in long sleeves and trousers when you are outside and spray thin clothing with repellent. Do not apply an insect repellent onto a child's hands, eyes, mouth, or on cut or irritated skin. (more...)
Time's up for Theranos: Blood-testing company to dissolve Time's up for Theranos: Blood-testing company to dissolve
- September 07, 2018

The final nail in the coffin arrived on March 2018, when the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged Holmes on account of a massive fraud . Investors poured almost $1 billion into Theranos and three former U.S. Eventually, the decision was made to change this name to Theranos, a portmanteau of the words "Therapy" and "Diagnosis". The Journal reports that most of the company's employees - reported to be down to fewer than two dozen as of April, a drastic fall from a peak of ... (more...)
WHO warns of high health risk from insufficient physical activity WHO warns of high health risk from insufficient physical activity
- September 07, 2018

There's a decent chance that you, and many people in other countries, aren't getting the recommended amount of exercise , according to a study published Wednesday in The Lancet Global Health . In it, she said in certain parts of the world women face more environmental, social and cultural barriers to participate in physical activity. Countries with higher incomes tended to show higher rates of inactivity. (more...)
AAP: All Kids 6 Months & Older Should Receive Flu Vaccine AAP: All Kids 6 Months & Older Should Receive Flu Vaccine
- September 06, 2018

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children receive the injectable flu vaccine for the upcoming season, instead of the nasal spray vaccine FluMist , according to STAT . The spay uses a live weakened virus, meant to teach to the body to recognize and ward off any flu strain that can become infected. Still, AAP says the effectiveness of the latest version remains an unknown against the strain. (more...)
'Little justification' for prescribing diclofenac, researchers warn
- September 06, 2018

There is "little justification" for Global Positioning System prescribing diclofenac given its cardiovascular and gastrointestinal risks when compared to other NSAIDs, researchers have warned. Eligible individuals were at least 18 years of age and had at least a year of continuous prescription records before the date of the study start in 1996. (more...)
Tennessee Republicans Watch Obamacare Lawsuit With Mixed Emotions Tennessee Republicans Watch Obamacare Lawsuit With Mixed Emotions
- September 06, 2018

President Donald Trump's tactics to lower drug prices by publicly shaming them on Twitter drew a partisan response with 67 percent of Republicans saying his strategy will be effective and 74 percent of Democrats saying it won't work. looked at this", O'Connor said. Even though the Affordable Care Act helped to reduce disparities between Latinos of Mexican heritage and other Latinos in California, the main finding of this study is that health care disparities between the two groups are ... (more...)
Listeriosis outbreak over in S. Africa: health minister Listeriosis outbreak over in S. Africa: health minister
- September 06, 2018

The council noted that pork prices have dropped dramatically since the outbreak of listeriosis in South Africa , and while July reflected a recovery, prices are still 3.8% lower than July 2017. "This will further strengthen the system to prevent and detect listeriosis outbreaks, including ongoing legislative reform regarding food safety". All RTE processed meat facilities must have food safety management systems in place, according to new regulations that went into effect on June 14, 2018. (more...)
Lack of exercise puts one in four people at risk, World Health Organization says
- September 06, 2018

By becoming more active, it says, people can easily achieve benefits such as improve muscular and cardio-respiratory fitness, better bone health, weight control and reduced risk of hypertension, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression and various types of cancer. (more...)
Fukushima worker dies after radiation exposure Fukushima worker dies after radiation exposure
- September 06, 2018

In March 2011, a massive magnitude-9 natural disaster shook the country's north east, triggering a tsunami that caused the plant's meltdown. The U.N. Along with the four who had their claims accepted, five claims have been rejected. Around 18,500 people died or disappeared in the quake and tsunami, and more than 160,000 were forced from their homes. (more...)
Airport security trays carry more diseases than toilets
- September 06, 2018

A new study from a team of experts from the UK's University of Nottingham and the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare , published in the BMC Infectious Diseases journal, has revealed those airport security plastic trays are the biggest culprit for spreading germs in airports. (more...)
What Is Your Heart Age? 80% Get Higher Age In NHS Test What Is Your Heart Age? 80% Get Higher Age In NHS Test
- September 06, 2018

The agency has now launched a campaign calling for adults across the country to take the free Heart Age Test and reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease with lifestyle/behavioural changes if necessary. Public Health England has created an online test in a bid to reduce the number of deaths from heart disease or stroke. Around 24,000 deaths a year from the condition occur in those under 75 and four in five cases are preventable - equivalent to around 50 deaths daily. (more...)
Inspirational YouTube Star Claire Wineland Dies at 21 | Claire Wineland, RIP Inspirational YouTube Star Claire Wineland Dies at 21 | Claire Wineland, RIP
- September 05, 2018

Claire Wineland for years objected to under-going such a procedure, but her deteriorating condition in recent months didn't leave her any other choice. Her right kidney reportedly went to 44-year-old San Diego woman, and a 55-year-old man from Northern California is said to have received her left kidney. (more...)
Rat fever claims several lives in Kerala Rat fever claims several lives in Kerala
- September 05, 2018

Deepu, an official at the ministry of health in Kerala's capital Trivandrum, told Al Jazeera 515 cases were reported in the past 17 days, 196 of those confirmed. However, this year the rains were even heavier than usual, with up to 250% more than average at its height. Following the outburst, Kerala Health Minister K.K. (more...)
Blood-Testing Firm Theranos Will Formally Dissolve, Report Says
- September 05, 2018

After the SEC charged her and the company with fraud earlier this year, Holmes was stripped of control and is barred from serving as an officer or director at any public company for the next decade. Holmes founded the company in 2003 to develop technology that she claimed was able to conduct clinical tests on small amounts of blood. In May, it was announced that a movie based on a book by Wall Street Journal writer John Carreyrou was in the works and would star Jennifer Lawrence as Holmes. (more...)
Doc Now Works With Nurse Who Helped Save Him as a Baby Doc Now Works With Nurse Who Helped Save Him as a Baby
- September 05, 2018

It was Vilma Wong that discovered that her new colleague was the child she cared for 28 years ago after she thought Brandon's name sounded familiar. Brandon texted his parents after meeting Vilma, and his dad, a retired police officer dug up a photo of Brandon and Vilma. In the photo, Brandon had just had the breathing tube removed and looks remarkably chipper. (more...)
More People Sickened In Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Popular Cereal — CDC More People Sickened In Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Popular Cereal — CDC
- September 05, 2018

Since the last update on July 12, 2018, 30 more illnesses have been reported, bringing the total to 130 cases from 36 states. Thirty people have been hospitalized in this outbreak. Some retailers have continued selling the cereal, despite the months-old recall, the CDC says . Do NOT eat. Do NOT buy - retailers cannot legally sell. (more...)
Zoo elephant dies suddenly of herpes Zoo elephant dies suddenly of herpes
- September 05, 2018

Taronga Zoo wrote on their Facebook page: 'Tukta began showing symptoms of illness on Monday morning, and our veterinary and keeping teams worked very hard to save her. Tukta's death also comes as a large setback for Taronga Zoo's involvement in the Australasian regional breeding program for Asian Elephants - which are an endangered species. (more...)
Patients are dying while waiting for organ transplant Patients are dying while waiting for organ transplant
- September 05, 2018

It's a conversation no one wants to have about a loved one - but more people in Cornwall are being encouraged to talk about organ donation after it was revealed 15 people from the area have died while waiting for a transplant in the last five years. (more...)
Inspirational Cystic Fibrosis Patient Is Dead at 21
- September 05, 2018

Wineland, 21, was known as an advocate and public speaker about illness and mortality and was widely admired for her positive outlook on life despite her deteriorating health due to cystic fibrosis. " Claire's gift is huge, I want your family to know that your daughter is a hero". Claire's right kidney was transplanted to a 44-year-old woman in San Diego, and her left kidney was transplanted to a 55-year-old male in Northern California, her mother told CNN . (more...)
Officials investigating ‘cluster’ of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Surrey Officials investigating ‘cluster’ of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Surrey
- September 03, 2018

Fraser Health typically sees about six cases per year of Legionnaires' Disease. "Both patients have risks for Legionnaires' disease and have been discharged from the hospital". The disease can cause symptoms similar to pneumonia. Legionnaires' disease can be deadly, but is treatable with antibiotics. Most people exposed to Legionella will not get sick; however, it can cause severe illness and sometimes result in death. (more...)