Medical


Breakthrough technology advances research of vascular diseases like diabetes Breakthrough technology advances research of vascular diseases like diabetes
- January 18, 2019

Diabetes can cause a number of ailments, like the abnormal thickening of the blood vessels at the basement membrane, impairing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to cells and tissues. The basement membrane (green) around the blood vessels (red) is enlarged in people with diabetes (white arrows). Penninger and team investigated the effects of exposing the vascular organoids to a "diabetic" environment in a petri dish. (more...)
Officials warn of measles exposure in Colorado — HEALTH ALERT Officials warn of measles exposure in Colorado — HEALTH ALERT
- January 18, 2019

The first case was announced January 4 involving a child who was infected with measles overseas. Measles can lead to complications such as pneumonia, seizures, and swelling of the brain, with about 20 percent of measles cases resulting in hospitalisation. (more...)
Winter weather killed 15 displaced children in Syria Winter weather killed 15 displaced children in Syria
- January 18, 2019

Most of the children who have passed away in the Rukban camp are under four months old and the youngest is only one hour hold, the UN's child agency Unicef stated in a statement . Rukban has been particularly hard to reach due to its sensitive location on the Jordanian border and the proximity of U.S. forces and the rebels they support. (more...)
Housework Can Protect Elderly People's Aging Brain From Dementia Housework Can Protect Elderly People's Aging Brain From Dementia
- January 18, 2019

In a study of 454 older individuals (191 with dementia and 263 without), those who were more active than average had better memory and thinking skills than those who were less active than average. For every increase in motor ability by one standard deviation, participants were 55 percent less likely to develop dementia. Buchman said analysis showed that physical activity and motor abilities accounted for 8 percent of the difference among people's scores on the thinking and memory tests. (more...)
Smoking Marijuana Just Once Or Twice Can Change Structure Of Teen’s Brain Smoking Marijuana Just Once Or Twice Can Change Structure Of Teen’s Brain
- January 18, 2019

To take a closer look at the impact of mild marijuana use in developing brains, Orr's team analyzed brain scans gathered as part of the larger IMAGEN study, which was created to look into adolescent brain development. Credit: Orr et al., JNeurosci (2019). The researchers also found the biggest difference in the volume of gray matter in the amygdala , which plays a role in fear and other emotion-related processes; and the hippocampus , which is involved in the formation of memory and ... (more...)
Five More Flu Deaths Reported in San Diego Five More Flu Deaths Reported in San Diego
- January 18, 2019

Influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 is now the most predominant subtype. While there were no flu-related deaths confirmed last week, the number of cases with serious flu complications this flu season - which began on October 1 past year - has reached 237, including 18 deaths, CDC physician Lin Yung-ching (林詠青) said. (more...)
The current human diet is causing 'catastrophic' damage to the planet The current human diet is causing 'catastrophic' damage to the planet
- January 18, 2019

It "recommends" that the Irish also limit our calorie intake from potatoes to just 39 calories per day, and just 78 calories from all vegetables combined. The report also suggests that pork consumption should be cut back to the same amount, equating to a 91% reduction in the amount of pigmeat an average Irish person eats. (more...)
Dublin Injects Himself With Own Semen To Cure Back Pain Dublin Injects Himself With Own Semen To Cure Back Pain
- January 18, 2019

But did it work though? The case was reported in the The Irish Medical Journal titled "Semenly" Harmless Back Pain: An Unusual Presentation of a Subcutaneous Abscess. The case at least highlights the dangers of untrained people using needles, the report said, and the hazards involved with injecting substances into your veins that are not intended for that objective. (more...)
Bulls 'Absolutely Complacent' On:: CVS Health Corporation, (NYSE: CVS)
- January 18, 2019

Sometimes, previously successful strategies run their course and they no longer work. Flexibility may end up being the key to a successful plan down the road. Denton David M also sold $2.02M worth of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) shares. The company moved in the past week with shift of -3.21%. The average volume stands around 13551218. (more...)
Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk
- January 18, 2019

Scientists noted, these things have a small impact on the likelihood of developing the disease. If the calculator works well, it could lead to more of those at risk being identified early, when they could be successfully treated. For example, it could help determine what age they are first invited for breast screening. That hasn't been done before in a reliable way. "What we've managed to do now is we've identified a lot more genetic factors, and that improves the prediction". (more...)
More in US Dying from Opioids Than on the Roads
- January 18, 2019

According to estimates by the health authorities, more than two million Americans are now addicted to prescription drugs and illegally selling opioids. And now the United States is in the middle of a third wave, as fentanyl offers a more potent, cheaper - and deadlier - alternative to heroin. There are also proposals to open clinics where opioid users can freely use their drugs under supervision, that way if an overdose does occur, a trained medical professional can keep them alive. (more...)
Earth could be saved through ‘dramatic change’ to our diets
- January 17, 2019

Despite increased food production contributing to improved life expectancy and reduction in hunger, infant and child mortality rates and global poverty over the past 50 years, these benefits are now being offset by global shifts towards unhealthy diets high in calories, sugar, refined starches and animal-based foods and low in fruits, vegetables , whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds and fish . (more...)
Scientists warn that red meat and sugar consumption must halve by 2050 Scientists warn that red meat and sugar consumption must halve by 2050
- January 17, 2019

The diet does allow added sugars but just 31g a day. The way we eat must "change dramatically" to avoid "potentially catastrophic damage to the planet ", scientists from 16 countries have concluded in a major report on food production. 'This doesn't mean giving people a tablespoon of meat a day, but it means having a hamburger about once a week or, if you really like big steaks, have one once a month'. (more...)
Microsoft is now the strategic cloud provider for Walgreens Microsoft is now the strategic cloud provider for Walgreens
- January 17, 2019

The stock price is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 1.31% and it is trading below from 50 days moving average with -7.61%. This is a useful form of presentation since it reflects expansions and contractions in activity. The correct version of this story can be viewed at https://pressoracle.com/news/2019/01/16/walgreens-boots-alliance-inc-wba-shares-sold-by-stock-yards-bank-trust-co.html. (more...)
Opioid overdoses top motor vehicle crashes as cause of preventable death Opioid overdoses top motor vehicle crashes as cause of preventable death
- January 17, 2019

These numbers are from data in 2017, last month, the Center For Disease Control said, life expectancy in the USA declined due to drug overdoses and suicides. "We now have to do a far better job of building our infrastructure to accommodate all road users". "It's really starting to bleed into all phases of our life", Kolosh said. (more...)
Sleep Deprivation May Trigger Cardiovascular Disease Risk Sleep Deprivation May Trigger Cardiovascular Disease Risk
- January 17, 2019

The participants have no known heart disease history, and two-thirds of them were men. Each person wore an actigraph, a small device that measured the length and quality of sleep, over seven nights. But if you metabolise it slowly, caffeine can affect your sleep and increase the odds of cardiovascular disease, ' he said. The study, revealed within the Journal of the American College of Cardiology , finds a link between sleep scarcity and having extra plaque buildup within the arteries all ... (more...)
Man Ends Up In Hospital After Injecting Semen To Cure Back Pain
- January 17, 2019

After reportedly injecting semen into his arm every month for 18 months, the man finally sought medical attention - but not for his arm. The only other medical study involving sperm injections took place in 1945, by scientists at the University of Glasgow. (more...)
Romeo the frog finds his Juliette Romeo the frog finds his Juliette
- January 16, 2019

Given the success of last year's Valentine's Day appeal, when $25,000 was raised to help fund expeditions into the forests, conservationists have chose to make February 14 the day of Romeo's blind date with Juliet. The Sehuencas water frog ( Telmatobius yuracare ) is a species of frog that occurs in the eastern Andes of Bolivia at 2,000-3,000 metres (6,561-9,842 feet) above sea level. (more...)
Baby hears sister for first time and our hearts can't take it Baby hears sister for first time and our hearts can't take it
- January 16, 2019

It was her impromptu laughter that brought her mother to tears as her big sister Halie called out to her. The moment was followed by more excitement and giggling from Scarlet. Scarlet was not able to hear clearly, so her parents were not sure if she would be able to communicate like others. Benjamin shared the video of Scarlet hearing for the first time on Facebook, where it garnered 188,000 views. (more...)
Rand Paul heading to Canada for hernia surgery Rand Paul heading to Canada for hernia surgery
- January 15, 2019

While building a career on promoting the libertarian myth of what Paul and others like to call the "free market", the " irony of it " was just too rich that he would travel to Canada, which enjoys a socialized, single-payer healthcare system, to have the procedure performed. (more...)
CDC: Greater than six million individuals have had flu this season CDC: Greater than six million individuals have had flu this season
- January 14, 2019

It was the worst flu season in decades. A 3-year-old girl died of the flu in suburban Chicago on December 22, marking the state's first pediatric flu death of the season. "Calculations are based on adjusted rates of laboratory-confirmed, influenza-associated hospitalizations collected through a surveillance network that covers approximately 8.5 percent of the US population, or about 27 million people", the CDC said. (more...)
Vicky Kaushal overwhelmed by 'Uri' success Vicky Kaushal overwhelmed by 'Uri' success
- January 14, 2019

It also features Kirti Kulhari and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. The film had an occupancy report of 20-25% on the day of its release. The " Raazi " star, who plays the role of an army officer in the Aditya Dhar directorial, shows off his action avatar with hard-hitting dialogues, the spirit of patriotism and daring stunts, full of intensity and aggression. (more...)
Flu season poised to be milder than last year's Flu season poised to be milder than last year's
- January 13, 2019

Although health officials closely track the flu every year, this is the first time the CDC has provided estimates on the number of flu illnesses in the midst of flu season , the agency said in a statement released today (Jan. The burden of the flu is falling heavily on young children this year - an age group that traditionally shows low vaccination rates , Canadian doctors say. (more...)
Eat more dietary fibre to lower risk of non-communicable diseases Eat more dietary fibre to lower risk of non-communicable diseases
- January 13, 2019

This resulted in 13 fewer deaths and six fewer cases of coronary heart disease in every 1000 people. In this study, the team has analyzed about 185 observational studies and have conducted about 58 clinical trials that involve 4,635 adult participants. (more...)
Government urged to step up action to increase mental health staff numbers Government urged to step up action to increase mental health staff numbers
- January 13, 2019

The chronic underfunding of NHS services for children and the lack of services means children are being poorly served by the NHS. The Scottish Government is committed to improving mental health across Scotland and has introduced a 10-year strategy to improve access to services. (more...)
URI: The Surgical Strike, The Accidental Prime Minister get a good start
- January 13, 2019

Two of the most highly-anticipated films, The Accidental Prime Minister and Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike , released on 11 January. On the other hand, Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam's action film Uri: The Surgical Strike amassed Rs 8.20 crore on its first day, with a possibility of an upward growth during the weekend. (more...)
A New Budget For California A New Budget For California
- January 13, 2019

It appears he can have his cake and eat it too because he's projecting a massive $21.5 billion surplus - far beyond anything the state has seen in almost 20 years - as California collects more in taxes than predicted and growth slows for Medi-Cal, which provides health care for low-income people. (more...)
Healthcare guaranteed for all New Yorkers, says Bill de Blasio Healthcare guaranteed for all New Yorkers, says Bill de Blasio
- January 13, 2019

His theme was Fairest Big City, and by fair, the mayor meant fair for the lower 99 percent. Some took the announcements as a sign that de Blasio was preparing to announce his bid for the presidency. "There's plenty of money in this city", the mayor said during his hour-long speech. This office will spearhead the city's anti-harassment initiatives program and "root out the worst landlord abuse". (more...)
Fossilised blue tooth shows Medieval women’s involvement in manuscript production Fossilised blue tooth shows Medieval women’s involvement in manuscript production
- January 12, 2019

After enlisting the help of fellow archaeologists, physicists and historians, they were finally able to identify it as ultramarine, a rare pigment made from the semi-precious mineral known as lapis lazuli. Radiocarbon dating of the skeleton revealed the 45- to 60-year-old woman died between 997 and 1162. It wasn't hard to find a match; most blue pigments used during the Middle Ages contain metal-usually cobalt, copper, or iron. (more...)
CDC: Fatal drug overdoses soaring among middle-aged women CDC: Fatal drug overdoses soaring among middle-aged women
- January 12, 2019

According to CDC, "Interventions to address the rise in drug overdose deaths include implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain , reviewing records of controlled substance prescribing (e.g., prescription drug monitoring programs, health insurance programs), and developing capacity of drug use disorder treatments and linkage to care, especially for middle-aged women with drug use disorders". (more...)