Medical


Myths Ruled Out Of Breast Cancer Cases Myths Ruled Out Of Breast Cancer Cases
- November 01, 2018

Women in the Southern Trust area with a family history of breast cancer can now benefit from a lifestyle programme to help them reduce the risks of developing the disease. "For over 130 years, Avon has inspired the financial independence, health and wellbeing of women - and the fight against breast cancer is central to their mission", officials said . (more...)
IFS accuses Hammond of gambling the public finances in Budget IFS accuses Hammond of gambling the public finances in Budget
- October 31, 2018

The new United Kingdom budget for this fiscal year is a gamble on public finances, with a one in three chance of raising the nation's debt load, the head of a prominent economic research institute in London warned on Tuesday. "We're not going to take money out of people's pockets". With control over income tax rates and bands devolved to Scotland, Mr Mackay said while he would set out his plans for taxpayers north of the border on December 12, he pledged he would "choose a fair, more ... (more...)
Same-sex couple both carried baby in medical first Same-sex couple both carried baby in medical first
- October 31, 2018

It is truly mind-boggling to consider the extent to which the science and technology sectors have dedicated themselves to making LGBT fantasies a reality, from transgender people demanding free wombs to reproductive technologies ensuring that same-sex couples can create designer babies biologically connected to both of them. (more...)
NYC reports first pediatric flu death of season NYC reports first pediatric flu death of season
- October 30, 2018

A flu shot for uninsured patients ages 6 months to 64 years costs $35. Lehan Drugs - a family-owned, multigenerational pharmacy opened in 1946, with locations at 1850 Gateway Drive, Sycamore; 1407 S. And those children who had gotten a flu shot the prior year in 2012 saw no impact whatsoever on the protective strength of their 2013 IIV shot, with respect to both types of flu. (more...)
Making Strides against Breast Cancer brings 4,000, raises $250,000 Making Strides against Breast Cancer brings 4,000, raises $250,000
- October 30, 2018

Survivors, supporters and volunteers crowded the grass of Riverfront Park to mark the 25th annual march through the city's heart for the American Cancer Society's "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk". "When I was first diagnosed I was really anxious about how my kids would react and their future", said Blake with tears in her eyes. Last year prostate cancer was a focus, this year the gymnasium was decorated in teal for cervical cancer. (more...)
River Valley Law Enforcement Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day River Valley Law Enforcement Hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day
- October 30, 2018

On Saturday, the Sevier County Sheriff's Office and police departments of Sevierville and Pigeon Forge will join forces with the U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration to give the public its 16th opportunity in eight years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially risky expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. (more...)
9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak 9th death reported at pediatric center amid viral outbreak
- October 29, 2018

Adenovirus has not been confirmed in another person who died Friday afternoon, officials said. State health officials said an inspection of the Wanaque Center last weekend found "handwashing deficiencies" and "infection control issues", according to a statement. (more...)
Trump announces plan to lower drug prices Trump announces plan to lower drug prices
- October 28, 2018

Such a reaction was anticipated by the Trump administration , which has recently sought to show more action on its promises to take on rising drug prices. The idea isn't new, but it hasn't received much political traction, largely because drug companies themselves vehemently oppose it - and have the money to make sure Congress heavily weights their concerns. (more...)
7th death reported in NJ adenovirus outbreak 7th death reported in NJ adenovirus outbreak
- October 28, 2018

Kristine Poulos, whose 16-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, died Tuesday, wants to know if more could have been done to stem the outbreak and questions the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation timeline. Numerous children at the facility require ventilators for breathing, and some have spent all or most of their lives there, the commissioner said. Identities have not been disclosed. (more...)
FDA approves first new flu drug in nearly two decades FDA approves first new flu drug in nearly two decades
- October 28, 2018

Xofluza works through a different mechanism of action than other available anti-flu drugs. After one of the deadliest flu seasons in almost four decades, 80,000 people previous year, a new advance in fighting the winter-time illness. The 2017/2018 flu season in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , was a high severity season with high levels of influenza-related clinic and emergency department visits and hospitalization. (more...)
Flu Vaccine Clinic at Arkansas Union on October 31, November 2 Flu Vaccine Clinic at Arkansas Union on October 31, November 2
- October 27, 2018

The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit encourage the public to get the flu vaccine at a clinic Saturday. Though Ralph's carries the flu vaccine with four strains included, they have not had any issues keeping enough doses in stock. (more...)
Taller people have higher risk of cancer Taller people have higher risk of cancer
- October 27, 2018

In addition, the study also notes that two types of cancers they tested for-melanoma and thyroid cancer-were found to more vulnerable to the increased risk. One kind of cancer that did not show any risk related with height was cervical cancers which has been linked with HPV diseases. Cancer develops when the body's normal controls on cell growth stop working, leading to the runaway creation of abnormal cells that manifests as tumours. (more...)
Rare Polio-Like Condition Suspected In Ingham County Man Rare Polio-Like Condition Suspected In Ingham County Man
- October 27, 2018

Kassam. ((Source: WTVM)) According to the CDC, AFM case numbers have fluctuated over the past four years and to date, out of 155 cases they're investigating, 62 of them are confirmed AFM cases across 22 states in 2018. What we do know is that a child's weakness and paralysis can continue to improve even years after contracting AFM, so families should remain optimistic and continue to persevere with therapy. (more...)
First new flu treatment in nearly 20 years was just approved First new flu treatment in nearly 20 years was just approved
- October 27, 2018

Still, flu medications are "not a substitute for yearly vaccination", he said, noting that flu season has already begun and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October. In a clinical trial , patients who took Xofluza had their symptoms improve faster than patients who took a placebo, the FDA said. Lab tests indicate Xofluza also may have weaker activity against the typically less-common influenza B strain. (more...)
Vikings will ease Griffen back Vikings will ease Griffen back
- October 27, 2018

Sitting behind the wheel of his vehicle and driving again felt great, another step in his recovery. "I am extremely grateful for the support I have received from my family, the Vikings organization, my teammates and our tremendous fan base". (more...)
'Stress Hormone' Tied to Worse Memory in Middle Age 'Stress Hormone' Tied to Worse Memory in Middle Age
- October 27, 2018

However, the problem begins when the body's stress response is prolonged and could lead to problems such as depression, trouble sleeping, weight gain, headaches, anxiety, and memory and concentration problems. were accounted for. High levels of cortisol were associated with more damage to the parts of the brain that move information throughout the brain (corona radiata) and between the two hemispheres of the brain (corpus callosum). (more...)
6 children dead from adenovirus at care facility in New Jersey 6 children dead from adenovirus at care facility in New Jersey
- October 26, 2018

The head of a New Jersey nurses union says staff nurses at a rehab centre where a viral outbreak has killed seven patients complained about staffing shortages, which they say might lead to poor infection control. On Sunday, officials investigating the facility also "found minor handwashing deficiencies", the statement said. The center referred questions to a spokesman, who said he was preparing a statement for release later Wednesday. (more...)
Columbus goes pink for breast cancer awareness Columbus goes pink for breast cancer awareness
- October 26, 2018

Since the advantages of early detection of breast cancer, governmental and non-governmental organizations around the globe have started taking initiatives to spread awareness regarding the disease and early detection techniques available in their respective territories. (more...)
Not exercising worse for your health than smoking Not exercising worse for your health than smoking
- October 25, 2018

This should be treated as a disease but which can easily be cured with the help of exercise. Researchers at the Cleveland Clinic studied more than 122,000 patients who participated in treadmill testing between 1991 and 2014. Study participants who did not perform too good on treadmill testing were found to have had nearly double the risk of people with dialysis and kidney failure. (more...)
What's Going Around: Doctors urging people to get flu shots What's Going Around: Doctors urging people to get flu shots
- October 24, 2018

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced the death Monday just before he was scheduled to appear at a news conference with medical professionals at Hartford Hospital to urge people to get flu shots. The state reported 154 deaths last year due to flu-related illness, making it Connecticut's deadliest in five years. "This year the province is providing Fluzone® High Dose vaccine for long-term-care residents 65 and older", a press release read. (more...)
6 children dead from adenovirus outbreak in New Jersey
- October 23, 2018

Adenoviruses can cause mild to severe illness, though serious illness is less common. Adenoviruses are responsible for about 10 percent of fever-related infections among United States children, and most children will have at least one type of infection by age 10. (more...)
Four Cases Of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Diagnosed In New York Four Cases Of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Diagnosed In New York
- October 23, 2018

Sunita Venkateswaran, a pediatric neurogologist with the children's hospital. The CDC observed an increase in AFM cases in 2014 when it confirmed 120 from August to December, coinciding with a national outbreak of severe respiratory illness among people caused by enterovirus D68. (more...)
Organic foods tied to slightly lower cancer risk Organic foods tied to slightly lower cancer risk
- October 23, 2018

There's a previous study from the United Kingdom which also shows a lower risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma , but in that study you find a higher risk of breast cancer - as opposed to a lower risk of breast cancer - associated with consuming organic foods. (more...)
Not Exercising Is Worse for Your Health Than Smoking, Says Study Not Exercising Is Worse for Your Health Than Smoking, Says Study
- October 23, 2018

Being sedentary is worse for your health than smoking , a new study claims. Researchers suggest that risks must be conveyed to the general public of being unfit should be considered a strong of a risk factor as is smoking, diabetes , and hypertension if not stronger than all of them; and should be treated as a disease that can actually be cured with the prescription of exercise. (more...)
Innovative drug extends breast cancer survival, study finds Innovative drug extends breast cancer survival, study finds
- October 23, 2018

Notwithstanding, the standpoint is less ideal for individuals with bosom malignancy whose tumors have spread to different parts of the body. "Initial treatment with this Tecentriq-based combination provided a significant survival benefit for people with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer, the most common form of lung cancer", said Sandra Horning, MD, Roche's Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development. (more...)
Students advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Students advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- October 21, 2018

Breast cancer accounts for 27 per cent of all cancers in women in India, with the incidences rising in the early thirties and peaking at ages of 50-64 years. Breast Cancer Now believes that increasing participation to 80% across all screening units would result in more than 230,000 additional women being screened each year and contribute to over 1,200 fewer deaths per annual cohort of eligible women. (more...)
Scientists told how to grow the average duration of human life Scientists told how to grow the average duration of human life
- October 20, 2018

Eight of the countries ranked in the top 10 for lifespan in 2016 will still be in the top 10 in 2040, the study shows. The rankings also find that Spain is expected to place first in the world in 2040 (average lifespan of 85.8 years), a rise from fourth in 2016 (average lifespan of 82.9 years). (more...)
Endocyte Set to Rumble on Sale to Novartis Endocyte Set to Rumble on Sale to Novartis
- October 20, 2018

Since taking over in February, Narasimhan has shed over-the-counter medicines and generic pills while pushing a spinoff of Novartis's Alcon eyecare unit come 2019. But analysts said investors were keener on Narasimhan's progress in recasting the broad European healthcare giant that former Chairman Daniel Vasella envisioned before his 2013 exit into a focused, data-driven drug maker. (more...)
Uganda, at 'big risk' for Ebola, says Congo is managing well Uganda, at 'big risk' for Ebola, says Congo is managing well
- October 20, 2018

WHO's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said they were "trying within this year" to stop Ebola. "Currently, a high level of delegation from the Independent Oversight Advisory Committee of World Health Organisation-Geneva is in the country and together with the WHO country team and MOH officials are visiting the border districts of Kasese, Ntoroko, Bundibugyo, and Kabarole to assess the level of Uganda's EVD preparedness", it further read. (more...)
Here’s how Pink Mercy helped cancer research Here’s how Pink Mercy helped cancer research
- October 19, 2018

Many people believe that breast cancer can only affect women - while it is true one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime - one in 1,000 men can also be diagnosed. She encouraged listeners to go see a doctor if anything appears out of the ordinary. In 2017, they provided more than 4,900 mammograms to local women. (more...)