Medical


Flu season peaks but not over; shot effective this year
- January 26, 2019

Dickinson says the number of cases has begun to drop, but he says from past experience, we can expect a further late-season epidemic. "We know that younger people, especially kids, have been affected a lot by this strain of influenza and that's been across the country", Dr. (more...)
Resistance to antibiotics ‘as big a threat as climate change’ Resistance to antibiotics ‘as big a threat as climate change’
- January 26, 2019

Health secretary Matt Hancock announced the new plan at the World Economic Forum in Davos, in order to raise awareness among global leaders about the scale of the problem. The intention to test a new payment model for antibiotics also suggests the government desire to promote research and development of new antibiotics. (more...)
Warning of risks taking aspirin if not told to by a doctor Warning of risks taking aspirin if not told to by a doctor
- January 26, 2019

They looked at data from more than 160,000 people ages 53 to 74 who had not experienced heart events. " Aspirin can be an low-priced and effective drug for reducing risks of recurrence in patients who have suffered a stroke or heart attack, but we have known for many years that there are risks and side effects involved with its long-term use, and this study highlights the importance of managing its use carefully and effectively", said Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard, the RCGP chairman. (more...)
Santa Clara County reports first flu death of season Santa Clara County reports first flu death of season
- January 26, 2019

These complications can be especially unsafe in young children, pregnant women, older adults and people who have chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, epilepsy, kidney disease or liver disease, among others. It reduced the risk of being admitted to an ICU with flu by 82%. "There are three main things we like to tell patients to try to prevent the flu". This year's flu season may continue for longer than originally expected. (more...)
Health Canada's new food guide takes a radical overhaul Health Canada's new food guide takes a radical overhaul
- January 26, 2019

Only high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific reports on food health and advice from respected authorities were used, Hutchinson said. "This is why Canadians need credible healthy-eating information to guide their food choices", Hasan Hutchinson director-general of nutritional policy and promotion at Health Canada , says. (more...)
Bassetlaw GPs urge women to follow smear test advice as uptake falls Bassetlaw GPs urge women to follow smear test advice as uptake falls
- January 25, 2019

Dr. Gullatt says the HPV vaccine has also played a big role in cervical cancer decrease over the past ten years. Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust is the only United Kingdom charity dedicated to women, their families and friends affected by cervical cancer and abnormal screening results through providing the highest quality trusted information and support services for cervical cancer treatment and prevention. (more...)
Eating fried chicken= 13% higher risk of death Eating fried chicken= 13% higher risk of death
- January 25, 2019

Women eating one or more servings of fried food a day had an 8% higher risk of death from all causes as well as heart-related death compared with those who did not eat fried food. In the new study, the researchers accounted for factors like medical history, demographics, smoking, drinking habits and overall diet quality, in an effort to isolate the effects of fried foods. (more...)
Kraus & Co Purchased 405 Shares of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
- January 25, 2019

Selective Wealth Management bought a new position in Johnson & Johnson in the third quarter valued at about $105,000. WP Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Johnson & Johnson in the second quarter valued at $108,000. They have recorded a -0.74% declining earnings per share earnings. At present time the stock is moving -2.54% away to its 200-day moving average. Johnson & Johnson's dividend payout ratio is now 49.32%. (more...)
Price Of Insulin Almost Doubled Over A 5-Year Time Frame Price Of Insulin Almost Doubled Over A 5-Year Time Frame
- January 25, 2019

What researchers found is that spending on insulin doubled within that period. "We conclude that increases in insulin spending were primarily driven by increases in insulin prices", the group said. Insulin delivery methods are changing, though. Prefilled insulin pens are gaining popularity, increasing from 38% of use in 2012 to 46% in 2016. Syringes remain the most common method (53% of insulin used in 2016), but that usage declined from 61% in 2012. (more...)
Birth Control Pill Break May Not Be Necessary Birth Control Pill Break May Not Be Necessary
- January 25, 2019

It turns out however, Rock's efforts were no use and in 1968, Pope Paul VI would declare all forms of artificial contraception to be against church doctrine. Two-thirds of women aged 20-24 take the combined contraceptive pill - that's a huge proportion of a large part of our population. However, aside from a risk of breakthrough bleeding, which typically decreases with time , there isn't really a reason to have a withdrawal bleed, period. (more...)
Farmers criticise Canada's decision to drop dairy in revised Food Guide Farmers criticise Canada's decision to drop dairy in revised Food Guide
- January 25, 2019

Advertisment The new Canada Food Guide is upsetting the country's beef and dairy producers. During the food guide presentation, health officials suggested frozen and canned fruits and vegetables as an affordable alternative to fresh produce. (more...)
Emergency declared in OR for measles outbreak in anti-vaccine hotspot Emergency declared in OR for measles outbreak in anti-vaccine hotspot
- January 25, 2019

He has since recovered. According to a Tuesday statement from the Clark County Health Department, there have been 23 confirmed cases and two suspected cases of measles in the county since January 1. "For measles, the number of vaccinated kindergartners fell from 96.4 percent to 84.5 percent over that same time period". At some schools, most of the kids haven't been vaccinated. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib Added to Oversight Committee Before Cohen Hearing Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib Added to Oversight Committee Before Cohen Hearing
- January 25, 2019

She voted for other Democratic bills this month to re-open the government that would have funded ICE and heard grumbling afterwards. The press secretary was panning Ocasio-Cortez's recent doomsday warnings about climate change. "It's a very, very sad situation". "Perhaps he should have said it differently", Trump said, referring to Ross' comments. Here's someone who's never been in a legislative position or an executive position - that's gonna cause her to fall. (more...)
CLONING BREAKTHROUGH: China clones monkey FIVE TIMES for sleep research CLONING BREAKTHROUGH: China clones monkey FIVE TIMES for sleep research
- January 25, 2019

These monkeys were cloned from a gene-edited macaque. They say it will eventually mean less live monkeys having to be used in lab experiments around the world and could give fresh insight into killer diseases such as cancer. The experiment to clone the two healthy monkeys, reported in the journal Cell in January a year ago, also caused some apprehension among the broader scientific community. (more...)
Having gum disease 'raises your risk of Alzheimer’s' Having gum disease 'raises your risk of Alzheimer’s'
- January 25, 2019

That's important, because while P. gingivalis and the disease have been linked before, it's never been known - to put it simply - whether gum disease causes Alzheimers, or whether dementia leads to poor oral care. The researchers say they have also begun "new drug application-enabling studies" with the gingipain-inhibiting substance tested here. Targeting gingipains likely works by cutting off nutrients and other molecules that the enzyme supplies to the bacteria, Dominy says . (more...)
Report calls homicide rate in Ontario long-term care homes 'Situation Critical' Report calls homicide rate in Ontario long-term care homes 'Situation Critical'
- January 23, 2019

The report details violence, including homicides, taking place in the province's long-term-care facilities. Staff in the homes are also experiencing violence, Mehra said, pointing to government figures showing that lost time due to injury in long-term care is almost double that of the health sector in general. (more...)
Main doctor named of incapacitated woman who was raped, gave birth Main doctor named of incapacitated woman who was raped, gave birth
- January 23, 2019

Officials did not reveal the doctors' identities. Her family said Tuesday in a statement released through their attorney that the woman " is not in a coma ", despite assertions by police she's in a vegetative state and the medical records that say she has been unresponsive for decades. (more...)
Liberal MP Kelly O'Dwyer Announces Shock Resignation From Politics Liberal MP Kelly O'Dwyer Announces Shock Resignation From Politics
- January 23, 2019

Possibly anticipating the announcement would trigger more speculation on the treatment of women in the party, O'Dwyer was adamant her decision exclusively came down to family reasons. "With the right support you can do both and do both well". Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull praised the "true liberal" for her commitment to fairness, opportunity and never losing her passion for economic reform. (more...)
A new blood test could detect Alzheimer’s before symptoms emerge A new blood test could detect Alzheimer’s before symptoms emerge
- January 22, 2019

There is now no cure for dementia , but researchers have found a protein in the blood that can "very accurately" predict degenerative brain disease well before signs of memory loss begin. The team also looked at brain scans of their participants, finding that as NLC levels increased, a part of the brain related to memory (the precuneus) started to shrink. (more...)
Measles Cases Hit 16 With More Suspected in Washington, Oregon Measles Cases Hit 16 With More Suspected in Washington, Oregon
- January 22, 2019

Though someone infected with measles attended the National Basketball Association game on January 11 at the Moda Center, no Oregon residents have been diagnosed with the virus, public health officials in Multnomah County, Oregon, said . Clark County officials said people could have been exposed at several locations in Vancouver, and at Randall Children's Hospital (Jan. 12) at Legacy Emanuel Emergency Department in North Portland; PDX (Jan. (more...)
Cyber expert claims India's 2014 general election was 'rigged' Cyber expert claims India's 2014 general election was 'rigged'
- January 22, 2019

The BJP rubbished Shuja's claims. In its statement, the Election Commission referred to the event in London and said it has been wary of becoming a party to "this motivated slugfest" but it firmly stands by the "empirical facts about the foolproof nature of ECI EVMS deployed in elections in India". (more...)
Red meat report criticised by industry Red meat report criticised by industry
- January 21, 2019

Current diets, with a growing emphasis on Western-style high calorie foods laden with saturated fats, are pushing the planet beyond its natural boundaries while causing ill-health and early death, say the researchers. Commission members calculated the Earth's available resources, and then set out to create a daily diet backed by directed agricultural production that would keep everyone fed in a sustainable way. (more...)
British tabloid: Saara Aalto asked to join Spice Girl reunion tour British tabloid: Saara Aalto asked to join Spice Girl reunion tour
- January 21, 2019

Asked if it was a hard decision to make, she said: " Not at all ". "At the weekend I will do the whole thing straight through, but in the week I often jump in the vehicle halfway through to take the kids to school, then carry on when I get home", says Beckham, who also has her own collection of workout clothing with Reebok . (more...)
First flu death reported in New Hampshire First flu death reported in New Hampshire
- January 21, 2019

Fifty-two flu-related deaths have been reported across California since September 30, according to the latest update from public health officials. The BC CDC says since week 40 of 2018, starting October 1, almost all cases of positive tests were influenza A, with more than 90 per cent of those being the H1N1 strain. (more...)
Walmart, CVS Health hammer out new deal Walmart, CVS Health hammer out new deal
- January 20, 2019

Investors holded 816.99 million in 2018Q2 but now own 828.14 million shares or 1.36% more. Investors of record on Friday, January 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share. Walmart took a potshot at CVS' business practices in a statement , saying it was "standing up" to the company for practices that put undue pressure on pharmacies and disrupt care. (more...)
First medical marijuana goes on sale in Ohio First medical marijuana goes on sale in Ohio
- January 20, 2019

The only products available for sale now are plant material, known as flowers or buds that state law allows to be vaporized but not smoked. Products like edibles, tinctures and lotions won't be available until cannabis processing facilities are finally operating. (more...)
Uncooped PSA: Uncooped PSA: "Jack Juice" is NOT a Treatment for Back Pain
- January 19, 2019

Irish man injected himself with his own SEMEN for 18 months in weird home back pain cure An Irish man spent a year and a half injecting himself with semen in an effort to cure his back pain, doctors discovered after he turned up at a hospital with a swollen, abscessed arm in addition to his chronic back condition. (more...)
DeSantis asks Legislature to end marijuana smoking ban DeSantis asks Legislature to end marijuana smoking ban
- January 19, 2019

DeSantis. "I think the folks who clean didn't realize what it was". Former Gov. Rick Scott , who is now a US senator, and his administration appealed the ruling, but his successor, DeSantis, said he believes patients should be allowed to smoke the cannabis treatment if their doctors order it. (more...)
Anti-vaxxers among top 'threats to global health,' WHO says Anti-vaxxers among top 'threats to global health,' WHO says
- January 19, 2019

The anti-vaxxer phenomenon is now among the organization's top global threats for the year. However, vaccine hesitancy - defined as delays in vaccination or refusal of vaccines despite the availability of vaccination services - threatens to reverse progress being made against infectious diseases, the World Health Organization said. (more...)
Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., (NASDAQ: WBA) Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., (NASDAQ: WBA)
- January 19, 2019

Checking on some recent levels for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc . As of now, WBA has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 0.51, 13.58 and 2.67 respectively. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Analysts offer the company with a rating of 3 would be a sign of a Hold rating. (more...)