Medical


Dry January’s effects long-lasting Dry January’s effects long-lasting
- January 01, 2019

Researchers in the United Kingdom surveyed 800 people who went without alcohol in January 2018, and found that by August, they were drinking fewer days per week and getting intoxicated less often. 70 percent had generally improved health. 54% reported that they had better skin. "The brilliant thing about Dry January is that it's not really about January". (more...)
Police offer to test your meth for the Zika Virus Police offer to test your meth for the Zika Virus
- January 01, 2019

The department's cheeky post quickly went viral, garnering more than 3,300 shares. Many found the joke amusing, with one person commenting, "It's a trap!" and another said, "I better call my sponsor". "Louisiana police are asking people who might have crystal meth in their possession to. have it "tested" for the Zika Virus", KLFY-TV reported , with no mention of a possible hoax. (more...)
American Flown To Nebraska After Possible Ebola Exposure American Flown To Nebraska After Possible Ebola Exposure
- December 31, 2018

Spokesman Taylor Wilson says the person arrived Saturday afternoon. An American health care worker providing medical assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo who recently experienced potential exposure to Ebola has was flown back to the US on Saturday and transported to a special biocontainment unit in Nebraska, according a hospital official, who stressed that the person has yet to display any symptoms of the deadly disease. (more...)
CDC: Widespread flu activity reported in Georgia CDC: Widespread flu activity reported in Georgia
- December 31, 2018

Influenza A is still the predominately common strain of the virus with the increasing cases reported in the southeastern United States. A comparison of gene sequences of recent influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 viruses from the USA and Mexico/Central America showed them to be similar. (more...)
Doctor Possibly Exposed to Ebola Is Now in Nebraska
- December 31, 2018

The medic, who is not exhibiting symptoms of Ebola, will remain under observation for up to two weeks at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska Medicine said in a statement. While this person isn't officially a patient, hospital officials said they will be honoring the person's request for privacy while the individual is at the medical center. (more...)
Flu cases on the rise state-wide, vaccinations urged Flu cases on the rise state-wide, vaccinations urged
- December 30, 2018

The CDC reports high levels of illness in nine states, and moderate levels in seven others plus Puerto Rico. - As flu activity increases around the country , cases of influenza in NY have spiked in the last week, according to the governor's office. (more...)
Prices for hospitals’ standard services to be made public online in 2019 Prices for hospitals’ standard services to be made public online in 2019
- December 29, 2018

This list of services and prices, called a chargemaster , has previously been hard for prospective patients to access before undergoing a procedure or receiving a medical service. "I nearly see it being more of a political 'look at what we did, '" Campanella said of the requirement. These changes apply not only to all hospitals, but to rehabilitation facilities, psychiatric hospitals, community, and critical access hospitals as well, according to The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ... (more...)
Guatemalan boy who died in USA custody had the flu Guatemalan boy who died in USA custody had the flu
- December 28, 2018

Alonzo-Gomez's death comes shortly Jakelin Caal , a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala , also died in USA custody shortly after crossing the border. US Congressman Raul Ruiz of California said on a conference call that CBP facilities he had visited last week near El Paso were "dehumanising" and not equipped to handle emergencies in remote areas of the Mexico-US border. (more...)
Thousands Of Patients Warned Of Potential HIV, Hepatitis Exposure Thousands Of Patients Warned Of Potential HIV, Hepatitis Exposure
- December 28, 2018

After the investigation, the state closed the surgery center for three weeks before re-opening with a mission statement detailing "significant improvements" to their policies and procedures. "We acknowledge that this can be upsetting to our sufferers, and we're taking this matter very significantly and taking steps to help them throughout this course of". (more...)
"Flu-View" provides statistics on influenza
- December 28, 2018

According to the ministry, the campaign has succeeded in vaccinating 100,000 people of different age groups in the health facilities of the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) and at the health centres of the Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC, ) as well as in more than 45 hospitals, health centres and a private and semi-government clinics. (more...)
New Jersey urges patients at facility to check for HIV infections New Jersey urges patients at facility to check for HIV infections
- December 28, 2018

Patients who had a procedure done at HealthPlus Surgery Center in Saddle Brook between January 1 and September 7 are being asked to get a blood test. The department called it "an abundance of caution" to suggest that people be tested. On Sept. 7, the New Jersey Department of Health closed HealthPlus because the facility's staff were not following proper sterile processing procedures. (more...)
Pregnant woman tests positive for HIV after blood transfusion in Tamil Nadu Pregnant woman tests positive for HIV after blood transfusion in Tamil Nadu
- December 26, 2018

Preliminary inquiry revealed that the blood bank staff had failed to screen the blood properly before supplying it to the private hospital. During the course of the treatment, she was given a blood transfusion with HIV positive blood by accident. (more...)
Drew Barrymore: Co-parenting not always easy Drew Barrymore: Co-parenting not always easy
- December 25, 2018

And if the DeLorean time machine pulled up every day, I'd do it all over again'. Alongside a series of photos that illustrated her progress , the mother of two shared that despite how much social media emphasizes physical perfection, it's not always easy to prioritize taking care of yourself. (more...)
First flu death confirmed in MI is a child First flu death confirmed in MI is a child
- December 23, 2018

The flu vaccine is still available and recommended as the best way to prevent the flu. The first flu-related pediatric death of the 2018-2019 season has been confirmed in MI, according to the state Department of Health and Human Services. (more...)
$1.43 EPS Expected for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) on January, 3 $1.43 EPS Expected for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) on January, 3
- December 22, 2018

Analysts await Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc . We can now take a quick look at some historical stock price information in comparison to popular high/low benchmarks. Bearing that in mind, this company is experiencing top-line progress, as its year-over-year quarterly revenue has grown by 10.90%. Analysts pass on shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be signifying a Buy. (more...)
Opioids vs. placebo, nonopioid alternatives for chronic noncancer pain Opioids vs. placebo, nonopioid alternatives for chronic noncancer pain
- December 21, 2018

Dr. Busse said the findings underscore the need for better access to other treatments to manage pain, such as mindfulness therapy. Opioids are no better at treating chronic pain than over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen, according to a study that raises questions about how often the drugs are prescribed, considering the risks they pose. (more...)
Cervical Cancer Test Has 100% Detection Rate Cervical Cancer Test Has 100% Detection Rate
- December 21, 2018

This is essentially another stage to the smear test where any sample taken during the smear showing low-grade or borderline cell abnormalities is then tested for HPV . Additionally, type wise and application wise consumption tables and figures of Cytology and HPV Testing market are also given. What is the global ( North America , South America , Europe , Africa, Middle East, Asia, China, Japan) production, production value, consumption, consumption value, import and export of HPV ... (more...)
GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer merge healthcare arms GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer merge healthcare arms
- December 21, 2018

GSK said it would have a 68-percent controlling equity interest in the GSK Consumer Healthcare joint venture that will have combined sales of about 9.8 billion pounds ($12.7 billion, 10.9 billion euros). particularly since companies like Amazon have helped push prices lower", he added in a client note. Moreover, GSK said it planned divestments of some £1 billion. (more...)
'GOD HEALED ROXLI': 11-year-old girl's rare, inoperable brain tumour disappears 'GOD HEALED ROXLI': 11-year-old girl's rare, inoperable brain tumour disappears
- December 21, 2018

The tumor was on the back of her brain and pushing on her spinal cord. "It is very rare, but when we see it, it is a devastating disease", Virginia Harrod, MD, co-chief of pediatric neuro-oncology at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, Texas told KVUE . (more...)
Use of e-cigarettes almost doubles among United States high school seniors Use of e-cigarettes almost doubles among United States high school seniors
- December 21, 2018

In an advisory December 18, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said parents, teachers, health professionals, and government officials must take "aggressive steps" to keep children from using e-cigarettes. Juul , the most popular vape product by far among teens, offers no nicotine-free flavors. Alex Azar, secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, pointed to recent data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse that showed the percentage of high school seniors who used ... (more...)
ObamaCare unconstitutional? What to know ObamaCare unconstitutional? What to know
- December 20, 2018

But the administration said nothing will change in the short-term for those covered under Obamacare while the decision goes through the appeals process. The article also described how, as a result of the decision, the Republican caucus is likely to be split between hardline conservatives who insist that Obamacare should be repealed and pragmatists who don't want to alienate voters who benefit from its provisions. (more...)
J&J Announces $5 Billion Share Buyback after Shares Extend Losses J&J Announces $5 Billion Share Buyback after Shares Extend Losses
- December 20, 2018

In April, a New Jersey court awarded damages of $37 million to a man who claimed he developed mesothelioma after inhaling dust that was generated through his regular use of Johnson & Johnson talc powder products since his birth in 1972 to approximately 2003. (more...)
E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in high school E-cigarette usage nearly doubles in high school
- December 19, 2018

Researchers at the University of MI in Ann Arbor, who conducted the annual survey, asked 44,482 students from 392 private and public schools across the country about their use of tobacco, opioids, marijuana and alcohol. E-cigarettes contain nicotine which both the Minnesota Department of Health and CDC report harms brain development, meaning learning, memory and attention capabilities can be adversely affected. (more...)
You Are More Likely Have A Heart Attack On Christmas Eve You Are More Likely Have A Heart Attack On Christmas Eve
- December 19, 2018

Christmas Eve had the highest increase in risk, whereas New Year's Eve had no increased risk. According to boston25news.com , the study involved 238,000 people who had suffered a heart attack between 1998 and 2013. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow that delivers oxygen to the heart is reduced or cut off. If the blood flow isn't restored in a timely manner, the heart muscle begins to die. (more...)
GSK, Pfizer to merge consumer healthcare units GSK, Pfizer to merge consumer healthcare units
- December 19, 2018

The joint venture will be a leader in pain relief, respiratory, vitamin and mineral supplements, digestive health, skin health and will be the first or second largest consumer healthcare player in key geographies. GSK plans divestments of some £1 billion. Shares in GSK rose 5% in early trading, to £15.22. "Within three years of the closing of the transaction, GSK intends to separate the joint venture via a demerger of its equity interest and a listing of GSK Consumer Healthcare on the ... (more...)
Fitbit OS Reaches Version 3.0, Here’s What’s New Fitbit OS Reaches Version 3.0, Here’s What’s New
- December 18, 2018

Following up on Fitbit OS 2.0 that was released in March, 3.0 focuses on adding even more powerful health-tracking features and even more apps. Similarly, you'll be able to log things like water intake on the watch, as well as see more details about specific metrics like sleep tracking, weight info, water intake, and badges. (more...)
Fitbit OS 3.0 Brings New Third-party Apps, Improved Dashboard
- December 18, 2018

A software update for the Fitbit Ionic and Versa is rolling out today. Starting in early 2019, the company says it will add menstrual cycle trends to the Fitbit app, allowing female users to see their cycle data, log symptoms and see an overview of their recent trends. (more...)
A local group reacts to recent court ruling of Affordable Care Act A local group reacts to recent court ruling of Affordable Care Act
- December 17, 2018

O'Connor's decision was issued the day before the end of a 45-day sign-up period for 2019 health coverage under the law. "The legacy of the GOP's Obamacare repeal strategy won't be the Affordable Care Act's destruction, but Medicare-for-all's construction. (more...)
Man gets lung infection after sniffing his own socks Man gets lung infection after sniffing his own socks
- December 17, 2018

He was treated and is now recovering well. As a result of his weird addiction, Peng caught the infection from a fungus that had developed on his feet. As the news spread on social media networks, including Reddit, many of them admitted to having the same habit and expressed fear for their health. A netizen wrote, " The reason I smell my socks is to know if I can continue wearing them the next day! ". (more...)
Texas judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional Texas judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional
- December 17, 2018

Young adults up to the age of 26 are allowed to remain on their parents' health plans. The Justice Department, which had been defending the law in court for years, announced in June that it would no longer argue for the provision requiring most Americans to get health insurance , and, as a result, the Trump administration said, a separate requirement that insurance companies can not reject people who have preexisting conditions was also invalid . (more...)