Medical


NHS looks to 'digital first' primary care NHS looks to 'digital first' primary care
- January 08, 2019

Tracy Dowling, chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, said she was pleased the 10 year plan focuses on several key areas including extra funding for community services and young people's mental health, and also includes commitments to recruiting more staff and implementing the use of technology to improve patient care. (more...)
CDC confirms: FluMist nasal spray is less effective than the shot
- January 08, 2019

When it comes to protecting your children against the flu, the traditional flu shot appears to be the better option, a new study shows. "It's too soon to say what direction it will go", stated CDC's Lynnette Brammer. However, that is a deadly flu strain for children, to some extent. The northern hemisphere of the U.S. has seen minimal signs of the disease. There were just a lot more cases. (more...)
Experts Say These Diets Are The Most Successful For Losing Weight Experts Say These Diets Are The Most Successful For Losing Weight
- January 07, 2019

As far as the rest of the ranking goes, the DASH diet finished in second, followed by the flexitarian diet (eating mostly plant-based foods but meat and other animal products in moderation), the MIND diet (a mix between DASH and Mediterranean targeted toward brain health) and Weight Watchers . (more...)
Food allergies more common in adults than previously thought Food allergies more common in adults than previously thought
- January 06, 2019

Reisacher was also surprised at how many people had developed food allergies in adulthood. It's true that intolerances may cause GI distress as well, but if it's an allergy , it'll come on fast and furious, she adds. Christine Collins carries her EpiPen everywhere. A lack of available allergen-free snacks even led him to start a business, Blake's Seed Based . (more...)
Social media is making teen girls depressed, study says Social media is making teen girls depressed, study says
- January 06, 2019

In an investigation breaking down information from nearly 11,000 youngsters in Britain, specialists found that 14-year-old teenage girls were heavier users of online networking, with two-fifths of them utilizing it for over three hours per day, contrasted and a fifth of young men. (more...)
Chipotle is introducing new and healthier food options
- January 05, 2019

Carnitas, Red Salsa, pasture-raised shredded cheese, and guacamole on a bed of fresh romaine lettuce. On Wednesday, the chain announced it was launching a line of "Lifestyle Bowls", created to fit in different buzzy dieting trends. Paleo Salad Bowl: barbacoa, romaine lettuce, fajita veggies, green salsa, and guacamole. The Double Protein Bowl includes white rice, black beans, a full portion of chicken, a full portion of steak, red salsa, romaine lettuce, and sour cream. (more...)
Missouri Teen Permanently Blind After Missouri Teen Permanently Blind After "Mystery Illness" After Family Cruise
- January 05, 2019

While waiting the nearly four hour wait in the emergency room, Jordyn "started to swell", causing a sudden loss of vision. Then Walker lost her sense of taste and smell. 'There wasn't, like, an hour of my time when I didn't think I was going to die, ' Jordyn told KMBC . Jordyn was released from hospital on December 28, and is in good spirits despite the debilitating blow her illness has dealt her. (more...)
Analysts said to Buy Healthcare Stock: CVS Health Corporation (CVS)
- January 05, 2019

On the other end, a stock with a score from 0-2 would be viewed as weak. This's net activity of $6.93 million. The SI to Pluralsight Inc - Class A's float is 83.39%. On Monday, August 27 Hourican Kevin sold $642,300 worth of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) or 8,564 shares. Paradigm Financial Advsrs Ltd Liability Com owns 41,042 shares or 1.26% of their USA portfolio. (more...)
Mediterranean Diet Ranked Best Way to Eat in 2019 Mediterranean Diet Ranked Best Way to Eat in 2019
- January 05, 2019

It also had to be proven to help prevent heart disease and diabetes. Some of the trendiest diets, like ketogenic and Whole30, again fell to the bottom of the overall diet rankings. It's more flexible than fully vegetarian or vegan diets. For many, the start of the new year signals the start of a new diet. The Mediterranean diet has been praised for its health benefits for decades. (more...)
Doctor to be monitored in US after possible Ebola exposure Doctor to be monitored in US after possible Ebola exposure
- January 05, 2019

The individual is likely someone working with one of the medical charities caring for Ebola patients in the outbreak zone. U.S. "This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious ", said Dr. The Ebola virus can not spread to others when a person shows no signs or symptoms of the disease. "Should any symptoms develop, the Nebraska Medicine/UNMC team is among the most qualified in the world to deal with them", Cieslak said. (more...)
Why Parents Shouldn’t Worry About Their Kid’s Screen Time Why Parents Shouldn’t Worry About Their Kid’s Screen Time
- January 05, 2019

Yet pediatricians and researchers in the United Kingdom say there's little evidence children's screen use is harmful in itself. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has published its findings on research examining the impact of screen time on children and has come up with a result that might surprise some: there's a lack of evidence that suggests that screen time is actually detrimental to your child's health. (more...)
Another Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Over Trace Amounts Of Cancer-Causing Chemical Another Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Over Trace Amounts Of Cancer-Causing Chemical
- January 05, 2019

Products manufactured by Accord Healthcare (formerly Actavis) and Dexcel Pharma, which contain irbesartan, may have been contaminated with N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) - a carcinogenic chemical that was formerly used in rocket fuel. This time around it's Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc, which is recalling prescriptions of the drug Valsartan. While the drug impurities are serious enough to warrant these callbacks, halting the use of a blood pressure medication can cause other serious medical ... (more...)
Breath test for cancer being trialled in UK Breath test for cancer being trialled in UK
- January 05, 2019

The technique would be revolutionary if successful, as it would allow for earlier detection of cancers without the need for invasive procedures. The theory behind the technology is that each of us has a unique chemical "fingerprint". This highlights the importance of early detection, particularly for diseases like esophageal cancer where only 12% of esophageal cancer patients survive their disease for 10 years or more. (more...)
Powell says Fed will be ‘patient’ with monetary policy in 2019 Powell says Fed will be ‘patient’ with monetary policy in 2019
- January 05, 2019

Data released earlier on Friday showed US employers added the most workers in 10 months as wage gains accelerated. The largest percentage gainers on the TSX were Hudson's Bay Co., which soared 12.5 per cent after the company's chairman announced a plan to buy Ontario Teachers' sake in the retailer. (more...)
Mental health exam for Mexican man accused of killing California cop Mental health exam for Mexican man accused of killing California cop
- January 05, 2019

At least three aliases were listed on Arriaga's criminal complaint, and authorities have said that he also used several different names on social media. Arriaga crossed into Arizona from Mexico a couple of years ago and had been working as a farm laborer in California's Central Valley, Christianson said. (more...)
New review finds non-sugar sweeteners bring no extra benefits for health New review finds non-sugar sweeteners bring no extra benefits for health
- January 05, 2019

If you're trying to cut off your sugar dependency by popping sweeteners in your cuppa, you might want to stop. Previous studies have suggested an association between the use of non-sugar sweeteners and health outcomes such as body weight, diabetes , cancer, and oral health, but the evidence is conflicting and numerous existing reviews limited. (more...)
Another blood pressure medication recalled over carcinogen concerns Another blood pressure medication recalled over carcinogen concerns
- January 05, 2019

To date, there haven't been any reports of adverse reactions to the medications related to this recall. All have been found to have trace amounts of N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) and are manufactured by different companies. The expiration dates on the products range from May 2019 to March 2021. Patients should contact their pharmacist or physician who can advise them about an alternative treatment prior to returning their medication. (more...)
Kentucky now reporting 'widespread' flu activity; numbers worse than last season Kentucky now reporting 'widespread' flu activity; numbers worse than last season
- January 05, 2019

The number of flu cases to date this season is comparable to the number of cases at the same time last season. There have been 1,884 lab-confirmed cases of the flu in this region, making up 40 per cent of the total 4,634 cases across Alberta. (more...)
Over 600 cases of Ebola detected in Congo Over 600 cases of Ebola detected in Congo
- January 05, 2019

Ted Cieslak, infectious diseases specialist with Nebraska Medicine and an associate professor of epidemiology in the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College of Public Health. The UN public health agency also estimates that more than a million refugees and displaced people are traveling through the country, and this movement is a potential risk factor for Ebola to spread further. (more...)
Democratic states enchantment ruling that will kill Obamacare Democratic states enchantment ruling that will kill Obamacare
- January 04, 2019

Since it is "inseverable" from the rest of the ACA - the penalty for not having insurance helps pay for the system - it renders the entire law unconstitutional, the judge said. The House of Representatives on Friday launched a legal effort to help defend Obamacare in a court case that is threatening to kill that landmark health-care reform law, which has led to the expansion of health insurance to millions of Americans. (more...)
How Chipotle Is Capitalizing on New Year’s Resolutions How Chipotle Is Capitalizing on New Year’s Resolutions
- January 04, 2019

Chipotle Mexican Grill on Wednesday announced the launch of diet-friendly bowls that fall in line with New Year's resolutions for calorie-minded consumers. "Now more than ever, Americans are embracing new and varied approaches to healthy living and wellness", Chipotle chief marketing officer Chris Brandt said in a statement. (more...)
Swedish hospital investigating suspected Ebola case Swedish hospital investigating suspected Ebola case
- January 04, 2019

The patient, who is now in isolation, was first admitted at a hospital in Enköping - about 50 miles (80km) from Stockholm - before being transferred to Uppsala. Mikael Köhler, Head Doctor at Region Uppsala told UNT: "The patient came into the hospital this morning". The patient is believed to have visited Burundi in central Africa before returning home. (more...)
This Is The Best Way To Eat In 2019, According To Science This Is The Best Way To Eat In 2019, According To Science
- January 03, 2019

For overall healthy eating, the best diet plan is the Mediterranean diet , according to U.S. News & World Report's annual diet review. The Mediterranean diet was also ranked high in multiple categories including: Easiest Diets to Follow, Best Diets for Healthy Eating, Best Diets for Diabetes, and Best Diets for Hearth Health. (more...)
What is Paygo? Why progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez oppose Pelosi's rule What is Paygo? Why progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez oppose Pelosi's rule
- January 03, 2019

One rule that involves spending offsets, however, is causing controversy between Democrats. Democrats have criticized the $1.5 trillion tax-cut package the GOP passed in December 2017 for increasing federal deficits, though both parties also came together past year to boost federal spending caps by about $300 billion in 2018 and 2019. (more...)
Congressional Leaders Get Briefing On Border As Impacts Of Partial Shutdown Grow Congressional Leaders Get Briefing On Border As Impacts Of Partial Shutdown Grow
- January 03, 2019

Congressional leaders emerged from a Situation Room border security briefing Wednesday with Donald Trump without a deal to end a partial government shutdown , but the president showed anew how he often is driven by a belief public opinion will shift and force political foes to fold. (more...)
House Dems Fight Over Pay-Go Rule Changes House Dems Fight Over Pay-Go Rule Changes
- January 03, 2019

The request for a decade of tax returns is an increase from initial reports that Democrats would only seek three years. The Pelosi-backed principle, Ocasio-Cortez charged in a Twitter post Wednesday, was a "dark political maneuver created to hamstring progress on healthcare" and other legislation. (more...)
American Health Care Worker Monitored for Ebola Symptoms American Health Care Worker Monitored for Ebola Symptoms
- January 03, 2019

According to a statement from the medical center, the doctor was transported to the facility by private plane and auto and is being monitored in a secure area that is not accessible to the public or any patients. The rehabilitation works of the Beni Transit Center are underway. No vaccination activity took place for the third day in a row. The person who is under watch was in Africa for a humanitarian medical mission, and they will be staying at Nebraska Medicine through the up to three ... (more...)
Third Flu-Related Death Reported In Indiana Third Flu-Related Death Reported In Indiana
- January 01, 2019

One person died from the flu last week in Maine, marking the state's first flu-related death of the season, according to the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of people who have tested positive for the flu is also down. In addition to the death of the person over age 65, two people were hospitalized for the flu during the week ending December 22, according to the ME disease office. (more...)
Judge says Affordable Care Act will remain in effect during appeal Judge says Affordable Care Act will remain in effect during appeal
- January 01, 2019

Yet Judge O'Connor said Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was clear in 2012, when he said the law's goodies ran in conjunction with the mandate. Texas District Judge Reed O'Connor said in his ruling "many everyday Americans would otherwise face great uncertainty during the pendency of appeal". (more...)
Texas baby weighs almost 15 pounds at birth, breaking hospital record Texas baby weighs almost 15 pounds at birth, breaking hospital record
- January 01, 2019

Jennifer delivered Ali via a scheduled C-section. "We did not expect 14 pounds", she told USA Today . It probably wasn't 14 pounds, 13 ounces . "I was like "Omg really" - I don't think it even registered", mother Jennifer Medlock told CBS News in Dallas-Fort Worth. (more...)