Medical


Turkey scores high in antibiotic resistance amid superbug concerns Turkey scores high in antibiotic resistance amid superbug concerns
- November 10, 2018

The report says while average resistance growth seems to be slowing down, there was serious causes for concern. Often called antimicrobial resistance or AMR , the problem has grown in recent years as bugs resistant to multiple drugs have developed and drugmakers have cut back investment in this field. (more...)
More salmonella cases linked to raw turkey More salmonella cases linked to raw turkey
- November 10, 2018

The states with the most cases include Texas, California, Illinois, Minnesota and NY. Illnesses in the outbreak began between November 20, 2017 and October 20, 2018. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps. There are an estimated 1.2 million salmonella cases in the United States annually, and various foods are to blame for about 1 million of those illnesses, according to the CDC. (more...)
Smoking, diabetes and hypertension spike heart attack risk in women
- November 10, 2018

For women with hypertension of the second degree the risk of heart attacks increased by 152% compared to 71% of the stronger sex. For example, while male smokers had more than twice the risk of heart attack than men who had never smoked, women smokers had more than three times the risk of heart attack than those who had never smoked, the study found. (more...)
Arizona Flu Season Starts: Get Your Shot, Experts Advise Arizona Flu Season Starts: Get Your Shot, Experts Advise
- November 10, 2018

The influenza vaccine is safe and recommended for anyone over the age of 6 months. "The biggest takeaway here is that people who already have heart disease and may be susceptible to heart failure should definitely be vaccinated because influenza is, for the most part, preventable with vaccination", she said. (more...)
Getting a flu shot in Mississauga and Brampton has never been easier Getting a flu shot in Mississauga and Brampton has never been easier
- November 10, 2018

These are meager efforts when compared to the roughly $1 billion spent annually on developing an HIV vaccine and the many billions that have been spent on vaccines for the Zika and Ebola viruses, which have little relevance to Americans. The Stay Well This Winter campaign from Public Health England is now underway and aims to help the most vulnerable people in the county prepare for winter and avoid having to visit hospital due to common winter illnesses. (more...)
Selena Gomez leaves treatment center after 'emotional breakdown' Selena Gomez leaves treatment center after 'emotional breakdown'
- November 10, 2018

The 26-year-old singer entered a treatment facility at the beginning of October after she suffered an " emotional breakdown " following multiple hospitalisations due to issues related to Lupus and her kidney transplant last year. According to TMZ , sources close to Selena revealed that she's now "laying low" after undergoing "dialectical behavior therapy" which is reportedly used as "a therapy that treats various mental health disorders". (more...)
Bhutanese conjoined twins separated in Australia Bhutanese conjoined twins separated in Australia
- November 09, 2018

The 15-month-old girls, Nima and Dawa, were doing well after the surgery that lasted nearly six hours, said Joe Crameri, the head of pediatric surgery at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital. Nima and Dawa were born by caesarean section on July 13 past year in a regional hospital in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, shocking doctors and the twins' family who had been expecting twins, but did not know they were conjoined. (more...)
CVS Health tops 3Q earnings forecasts, backs 2018 outlook CVS Health tops 3Q earnings forecasts, backs 2018 outlook
- November 09, 2018

Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 18,102,755 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $1,126,173,000 after buying an additional 2,588,382 shares during the last quarter. Comparatively, the company has a Gross margin 15.6%. Following in trace line of profitability ration analysis; second part is covering returns. Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits. (more...)
Tax on red and processed meat could save lives, says study Tax on red and processed meat could save lives, says study
- November 08, 2018

To fully cover costs, the researchers say, the taxes would have to double. This includes hot dogs (frankfurters), ham, sausages, corned beef, and beef jerky - as well as canned meat and meat-based preparations and sauces. Due to its relatively modest healthcare spending the United Kingdom is somewhere in the middle with an 80% increase. Regular consumption of processed meat has also been linked to a 9 percent higher risk of breast cancer, according to an analysis of various scientific ... (more...)
Trump warns House Democrats against investigating his administration Trump warns House Democrats against investigating his administration
- November 08, 2018

In addition to confirming two conservative Supreme Court justices, the Senate has confirmed an unprecedented number of conservative judges to the lower courts during Trump's term, potentially reshaping America's judicial system for decades. (more...)
Donald Trump claims victory in midterms despite losing House control Donald Trump claims victory in midterms despite losing House control
- November 08, 2018

The path to a Democratic majority in the House ran through congressional districts where you're likely to find a lot of people getting coffee and a sandwich at a place like Panera Bread. Andy Barr won over former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath. In Florida, six House seats are in play, and there are close and crucial battles for a Senate seat and the governorship. (more...)
Morning people have a lower risk of breast cancer Morning people have a lower risk of breast cancer
- November 08, 2018

People tend to be genetically programmed to fall into either of these categories. Out of the 400 000 women, 2,740 were breast cancer survivors and 149 064 were disease free. The participants included 180,215 women enrolled with the UK Biobank project - a large long-term study which includes genomic data on about half a million people - and 228,951 women who had been part of a study on breast cancer carried out by the worldwide Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC), which has the ... (more...)
US FDA Approves New-and Very Potent-Painkiller, Despite Warnings US FDA Approves New-and Very Potent-Painkiller, Despite Warnings
- November 07, 2018

Democratic Senator Ed Markey of MA urged the FDA not to approve Dsuvia last month, saying "an opioid that is a thousand times more powerful than morphine is a thousand times more likely to be abused, and a thousand times more likely to kill". (more...)
Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking children Pediatricians strengthen stance against spanking children
- November 07, 2018

Spanking is harmful to children and should be banned, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday. The AAP announced today that it will update its 20-year-old "guidance for effective discipline ", which stated that "corporal punishment is of limited effectiveness and has potentially deleterious side effects". (more...)
Ebola virus infects 300 people in eastern Congo Ebola virus infects 300 people in eastern Congo
- November 07, 2018

It is expected that the World Health Organization delegation, also composed of the Deputy Secretary General of the UN Jean-Pierre Lacroix, will meet with the authorities in Kinshasa, the first to respond to the outbreak, and with the UN Office, its staff and its humanitarian partners. (more...)
Health Secretary Tells Employers They Need To Care More For Sick Workers Health Secretary Tells Employers They Need To Care More For Sick Workers
- November 07, 2018

Duncan Selbie, chief executive Public Health England, said: "We need to move from a system that detects and treats illnesses to one that also predicts and prevents poor health through promoting health in all policies and puts people back in charge of their own health". (more...)
New Jersey Adenovirus Outbreak Claims 10th Child New Jersey Adenovirus Outbreak Claims 10th Child
- November 05, 2018

Meanwhile, a second outbreak, confirmed to be a milder form of adenovirus - has infected four children at the Voorhees Pediatric Center in Camden County, officials said . Officials have ordered the facility to stop admitting new patients until the outbreak ends. New Jersey health officials report a 10 medically fragile child confirmed to have the adenovirus infection has passed away. (more...)
Cell phone radiation linked to cancer Cell phone radiation linked to cancer
- November 05, 2018

The rodents in the studies were exposed to radiation nine hours a day for two years - far longer even than heavy users of mobiles. Research has found that high exposure to 2G and 3G cell phone radiation is linked to cancer .... One of the strengths of the studies was that scientists could control how much radiation the rats and mice were getting, which isn't possible when studying how humans use cell phones, Wyde said. (more...)
Belair Academy event spotlights breast cancer awareness Belair Academy event spotlights breast cancer awareness
- November 05, 2018

Kathie-Ann Joseph of NYU Langone Health . Some also expressed how helpful it was that their clergy prayed for them and reminded them "God was going to see me through". Dorn encouraged students to reach out to make a difference by spreading the word to family members and friends about getting regular exams as well as making healthy lifestyle choices. (more...)
Magaya apologises for 'rushed' HIV/Aids 'cure' claims Magaya apologises for 'rushed' HIV/Aids 'cure' claims
- November 05, 2018

Prophet Magaya of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries said last weekend that a herb known as "aguma" had the potency to render the HIV virus impotent. On 31 October 2018, a warrant of search and seizure was issued at Harare provincial Magistrates Court and a search was conducted at number 14 Edinburgh, Marlborough, Harare where unregistered, prescription preparatory medicines, drug manufacturing, packaging machines and drug manufacturing raw materials listed on the annexure ... (more...)
Warren County Public Health Encourages Receiving Flu Shot Warren County Public Health Encourages Receiving Flu Shot
- November 04, 2018

Every year, up to 650,000 deaths are attributed to the flu worldwide, according to the World Health Organization . Three weeks into this flu season, the Arizona Department of Health Services already had confirmed 96 cases, slightly above last year's numbers but close to three times the number of confirmed cases at this point in a typical year. (more...)
Global Organic Rice Protein Market Size - Axiom Foods, Shafi Gluco Chem, AIDP Global Organic Rice Protein Market Size - Axiom Foods, Shafi Gluco Chem, AIDP
- November 04, 2018

The report values the global Soy Protein Concentrate market for the projected time in terms of revenue [USD Million] and volume [k MT]. In order to comprehend the knowledge and insights received from this report , some illustration and presentation are also included alongside the data. (more...)
Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson's Appendix removal is linked to lower risk of Parkinson's
- November 04, 2018

And the appendix, an organ whose usefulness remains in doubt, also proved to be a reservoir of the substances that kill brain cells. People who have surgery removal of appendicitis (the appendix has inflammation) have a reduced risk of developing Parkinson's by 19% to 25%, provided that the intervention is done early in life, several years before the onset of the first symptoms of the disease. (more...)
Choice of Health Insurance Plans Offers Customers Financial Relief, Flexibility Choice of Health Insurance Plans Offers Customers Financial Relief, Flexibility
- November 03, 2018

The administration and Republicans in Congress say they are looking to assist those left behind by the ACA - people who don't get subsidies to help them buy coverage and are desperate for less expensive options - even if that means purchasing less robust coverage, Kaiser Health News reported. (more...)
2 more measles cases confirmed in New Jersey
- November 03, 2018

Two more cases of measles have been confirmed in Ocean County, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. Tuesday, November 6, from 1 p.m.to 6 p.m.at the Darden Center in Spring Valley. Also, children 1 through 3 years of age who have already received their first MMR vaccine should get a second MMR vaccine now, as long as 28 days have passed since the first MMR vaccine was given to them. (more...)
Local doctor stresses importance of flu shot Local doctor stresses importance of flu shot
- November 02, 2018

Relenza is approved for patients 5 years old and older, but might not be appropriate for patients with lung disease like asthma . For more information about scheduling an appointment for a flu vaccine , contact the Bartow County Health Department - located at 100 Zena Drive in Cartersville - at 770-382-1920. (more...)
Antacids, antibiotics may up obesity risk in childhood Antacids, antibiotics may up obesity risk in childhood
- November 02, 2018

The study examined antibiotic and antacid prescriptions for 333,353 children in their first two years and followed their medical records up to the age of eight. a total of 5,868 children were prescribed all three types of drug. Some 46,993 (just over 14%) children became obese, of whom 9628 (11%) had not been prescribed any antibiotics or acid suppressants. (more...)
9th November - CardiffNext Steps for Mental Health Services in Wales 9th November - CardiffNext Steps for Mental Health Services in Wales
- November 02, 2018

The chancellor confirmed that the NHS would receive £20bn from the government by 2023 to relieve pressures on the health service and instigate improvements, but elsewhere mental health was the biggest victor in Philip Hammond's 2018 Budget. (more...)
Shine a Teal Light on food allergies this Halloween Shine a Teal Light on food allergies this Halloween
- November 02, 2018

It was inspired by a Tennessee parent that wanted to signal they had non-food treats for kids with allergies or dietary restrictions - so they placed a painted teal pumpkin in front of their home on Halloween. It could be stickers, glow sticks or even toy vampire fangs. Then, when that child with the food allergy comes up and says, 'Hey! Additionally, try to choose latex-free items, as there are children who have latex allergies. (more...)
Sniffer dogs could detect malaria in people Sniffer dogs could detect malaria in people
- November 01, 2018

Good dog Freya, one of the dogs who has been trained to sniff out malaria. Scientists working with canine trainers have shown that dogs can be taught to scent malaria in people without signs of the infection, raising hopes for new and rapid non-invasive tests for malaria. (more...)