Medicine


Listeria outbreak linked to deli-sliced meats and cheeses Listeria outbreak linked to deli-sliced meats and cheeses
- April 22, 2019

In interviews, ill people report eating different types and brands of products. purchased from and sliced at deli counters in many different retail locations. The death was reported in MI, according to the CDC . The CDC recommends that people in this group avoid eating hot dogs, lunch meats, cold cuts and other deli meats, unless they are heated to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 degrees Celsius) or until steaming hot. (more...)
3D printed heart using human tissue developed 3D printed heart using human tissue developed
- April 20, 2019

AFP reported that scientists at Tel Aviv University have sparked hope for the future after they managed to artificially print a rabbit-sized heart with human tissue. Dr. Dvir remained cautious in his predictions but kept an optimistic atitude: "Maybe, in 10 years, there will be organ printers in the finest hospitals around the world, and these procedures will be conducted routinely, " he said. (more...)
The more rashers you eat increases risk of bowel cancer, study finds The more rashers you eat increases risk of bowel cancer, study finds
- April 20, 2019

The study , which was conducted over a period of six years, analysed data from nearly half a million people involved in the UK. "Aotearoa New Zealand has one of the highest bowel cancer rates in the world; this study shows we could prevent some of these cancers by changing our diets, consuming less red and processed meat and alcohol, and more wholegrains", says lead author Dr Kathryn Bradbury, a senior research fellow in the School of Population Health at the University of Auckland's ... (more...)
Health officials report lab-confirmed measles case in York Region Health officials report lab-confirmed measles case in York Region
- April 19, 2019

The department tweeted that the investigation is now just focusing on that portion of the state, but encouraged all Tennesseans to know the symptoms and to take action if an up to date MMR vaccine if needed. The state has had only 15 cases of measles in the last decade due to relatively high vaccination rates, the department said. A nurse prepares the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Haverstraw, Rockland County, New York , on April 5, ... (more...)
City shuts child care program for violating measles order City shuts child care program for violating measles order
- April 19, 2019

To help combat the outbreak, the state health department said it has provided 1,200 doses of the measles vaccine to Baltimore County for a clinic Wednesday from 10 a.m.to 3 p.m.at the Bais Yaakov School for Girls, 6302 Smith Ave.in Pikesville. (more...)
Tenn. health department confirms first measles case of 2019 Tenn. health department confirms first measles case of 2019
- April 18, 2019

Dr. Itamar Grotto, associate director general of Israel's Ministry of Health , said she had been in a "deep coma" for 10 days after being admitted to a hospital with a fever March 31. Sun added: "People born between 1957 and 1989 generally only had one MMR dose". State health officials have traced the travel of two recent measles patients from Southeast Michigan to a handful of locations across the state, including two sites in Grand Rapids. (more...)
FDA Halts All Sales of Vaginal Mesh Products FDA Halts All Sales of Vaginal Mesh Products
- April 18, 2019

The Food and Drug Administration told Boston Scientific Corp. and the Danish company Coloplast A/S "to stop selling and distributing their products in the USA immediately". At February's panel, Boston Scientific pitched its Uphold Lite Vaginal Support and Xenform Soft Tissue Repair systems and Coloplast presented on its Restorelle DirectFix Anterior product, touting new and improved product design. (more...)
UnitedHealth beats Q1 projections, but Medicare-for-All talk starts stock sell-off UnitedHealth beats Q1 projections, but Medicare-for-All talk starts stock sell-off
- April 18, 2019

UnitedHealth Group shares fell for a second straight day Wednesday, weighed down by concerns over possible changes to the US health-care system, including creating a government-run system to provide health insurance for all Americans. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group's non-insurance business Optum recorded revenue of $26.4 billion, an increase of 11.7%. UnitedHealthcare produced revenues totalling $48.9 billion, an increase of $3.4 billion compared to Q1 2018, while Optum registered revenues ... (more...)
Death may not be the end, pig brains revived hours after death Death may not be the end, pig brains revived hours after death
- April 18, 2019

Still, the study raises a host of bioethical issues, including questions about the very definition of brain death and potential consequences for protocols related to organ donation. The study opens the door for "a much better model for studying the human brain , ultimately to have an intact, cellularly functional brain", said Farahany, who co-wrote commentary in Nature accompanying the study. (more...)
U.S. government 'spied' on Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, attorney general says U.S. government 'spied' on Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign, attorney general says
- April 16, 2019

Earlier Wednesday, Barr told a Senate panel he believes " spying did occur " on Trump's presidential campaign, aligning himself more closely with the president's views on the origins of the Russian Federation investigation . "If I review the transcript and see a problem, I'll let you know", Barr said with a smile and a slight chuckle. What they did was against our Constitution and everything we stand for, ' Trump said. (more...)
Global measles cases 'up 300% year-on-year' Global measles cases 'up 300% year-on-year'
- April 16, 2019

So far in 2019, there have been 555 measles cases across 20 states. The New York Health Department also announced Monday it shut down the United Talmudical Academy child care center for 3-5-year-olds in Williamsburg for refusing to - or being unable to - disclose vaccination and attendance records for students attending its center, a violation of the health commissioner's emergency order issued last week. (more...)
Israeli Scientists Print World's First 3D Heart with Human Tissue Israeli Scientists Print World's First 3D Heart with Human Tissue
- April 16, 2019

Building a new heart started with a biopsy of a patient's fatty tissue, which was then separated into cellular and acellular material. For this objective, the bed of the team's 3D printer houses a small, cubic Value-Added Tax, made to contain a gelatinous support media. (more...)
New, confirmed measles case linked to 16 Washtenaw County exposure sites New, confirmed measles case linked to 16 Washtenaw County exposure sites
- April 15, 2019

It is the first time New York City has ordered mandatory vaccinations in recent history, according to health officials. New York City declares a state of public health emergency in Brooklyn as the measles outbreak has reached at least 285 cases. (more...)
Measles outbreak causes health hysteria Measles outbreak causes health hysteria
- April 13, 2019

This comes as the number of confirmed measles cases continues to rise in Rockland County , and health officials on Tuesday ordered almost everyone in a heavily Orthodox Jewish New York City neighborhood to be vaccinated for measles or face fines. (more...)
Nutrients from food, not vitamin supplements, reduces risk of early death Nutrients from food, not vitamin supplements, reduces risk of early death
- April 13, 2019

In fact, they didn't need supplements at all to meet their daily requirements for vitamins and minerals. Researchers looked at responses from nearly 31,000 adults who answered questions on dietary supplement use from the National Health and Nutrition Health Survey. (more...)
US Attorney General Expected to Face Mueller Report Questions US Attorney General Expected to Face Mueller Report Questions
- April 13, 2019

Aderholt was referring to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant the Federal Bureau of Investigation used to surveil former Trump campaign associate Carter Page over the course of a year. Mueller concluded that neither Trump nor anyone in his campaign colluded with Russian Federation. At the White House on Wednesday , Trump repeated his claim that the investigation was illegal . (more...)
NY measles outbreak spreads to more counties
- April 12, 2019

Two hundred eighty-five cases have been confirmed in New York City since the fall. In March, state health officials banned unvaccinated children from attending schools, visiting shopping malls, and even occupying public places in Rockland County . (more...)
Attorney general says 'I think spying did occur' on Trump's campaign Attorney general says 'I think spying did occur' on Trump's campaign
- April 12, 2019

Barr testifies as Mueller report release approaches; Catherine Herridge reports from Capitol Hill. The letter said that Mueller did not find a criminal conspiracy between Russian Federation and Trump associates around the time of the 2016 election and that Barr did not believe the evidence in the report was sufficient to prove the president had obstructed justice. (more...)
NY orders mandatory measles vaccinations, blasts misinformation fuelling outbreak NY orders mandatory measles vaccinations, blasts misinformation fuelling outbreak
- April 11, 2019

The declaration requires all unvaccinated people in those areas who may have been exposed to the virus to get the vaccine, including children over 6 months old. The city threatened to close Orthodox Jewish schools in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Borough Park, where many parents have refused or neglected to vaccinate their children. (more...)
Bernie Sanders: I don't take frontrunner status Bernie Sanders: I don't take frontrunner status "all that seriously"
- April 11, 2019

Sanders said in a recent interview with The New York Times that lucrative book sales are what made him a millionaire - and that he will release his tax returns next Monday. Sanders has come under fire for not releasing his tax returns, a common practice for presidential candidates with the notable exception of President Donald Trump . (more...)
New York City threatens to close yeshivas over unvaccinated children New York City threatens to close yeshivas over unvaccinated children
- April 10, 2019

On the other hand, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin did recently claim that he exposed all nine of his children to a chickenpox-infected person. "People who are immunocompromised, as well as young children and non-immune pregnant women are at highest risk for severe complications". (more...)
New York Mandates Vaccine To Contain Brooklyn Measles Outbreak
- April 10, 2019

The emergency requires vaccinations for people exposed to the virus and applies only to those who live in four ZIP codes in Williamsburg . Refusing to vaccinate could come with a $1,000 fine. Video: Despite evidence that vaccines are safe and effective, the anti-vaccination movement is gaining strength. As The Washington Post's Frances Stead Sellers reported , government pushes for inoculations and the barring of unvaccinated children from public spaces have prompted a backlash among ... (more...)
NY orders mandatory vaccinations amid measles outbreak
- April 10, 2019

He was joined by city health officials who decried what they called "misinformation" spread by opponents of vaccines. Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that can result in serious health complications, such as pneumonia and swelling of the brain. (more...)
US Measles Tally Hits 465, With Most Illnesses In Kids US Measles Tally Hits 465, With Most Illnesses In Kids
- April 10, 2019

Ottawa Public Health says this latest case of measles is connected to worldwide travel. They also say they are working with the Oakland County Health Department to monitor the case. Measles is highly contagious and is spread by personal contact and through the air. On who may need a booster shot: "People who have been improperly vaccinated, like if you got your first dose before you were 12 months of age". (more...)
New York City orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak New York City orders mandatory vaccines for some amid measles outbreak
- April 09, 2019

A pregnant woman opposed to childhood vaccinations takes part in a demonstration after officials in Rockland County, a New York City suburb, banned children not vaccinated against measles from public spaces, in West Nyack, New York , U.S. (more...)
Frightening Drug-Resistant Infection Cropping Up Around The World Frightening Drug-Resistant Infection Cropping Up Around The World
- April 09, 2019

A hospital here has seen at least three cases of the Candida auris fungus since 2012. An article published in the New York Times claimed the deadly fungus has recently reached New York, New Jersey and IL, prompting the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to add it to the list of risky and violent bacteria. (more...)
Poor diet causes 11 million deaths across the globe Poor diet causes 11 million deaths across the globe
- April 07, 2019

Data shows that we also consume the most processed meat, trans fat and sugar-sweetened beverages. This, the researchers defined, are the standard variety of years individuals spent residing with disabilities immediately linked to poor diets and the type of years misplaced resulting from early deaths related to consuming poorly. (more...)
HPV vaccine slashes girls’ risk of cancer HPV vaccine slashes girls’ risk of cancer
- April 06, 2019

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was rolled out a decade ago across the United Kingdom for school girls aged 12 and 13. To speed up the time lag associated with achieving the benefits of vaccination, they also kicked off a three-year catch-up programme for girls aged up to 18 years. (more...)
Amazon Alexa HIPAA Skills Come to the Device
- April 06, 2019

According to Amazon, Alexa now fully complies with the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) that protects the privacy of healthcare data and has announced that it has partnered up with a number of healthcare providers that will allow the company to provide health services. (more...)
India's ASAT debris expected to burn up in atmosphere: Pentagon India's ASAT debris expected to burn up in atmosphere: Pentagon
- April 06, 2019

India chose a much lower orbit of less than 300km during Mission Shakti for "capability demonstration" and to avoid threat of debris to global space assets, DRDO chairman G Satheesh Reddy said on Saturday. A US based satellite imaging company called Planet issued a statement; "Space should be used for peaceful purposes, and destroying satellites on orbit severely threatens the long term stability of the space environment for all space operators". (more...)