Medicine


Young People Developing Horns On Their Heads Because Of Their Phones Young People Developing Horns On Their Heads Because Of Their Phones
- June 24, 2019

Clinician and chiropractor David Shahar, a PhD in biomechanics who together with his spouse and business partner treats what they call a "poor posture epidemic" with digital posture analyses and on-site x-rays, opted to pick participants for his research among those who came through his own practice in Australia. (more...)
Layoff notices issued in health care agency restructuring Layoff notices issued in health care agency restructuring
- June 21, 2019

Speaking to CP24 on Wednesday morning, Elliott said the layoffs are estimated to result in about $250 million in savings, which is equivalent to annual funding for 700 hospital beds and more than 6,500 long-term care beds. He has since changed his position to say that no front-line jobs would be eliminated. Elliot said that the province has appealed to the European institutions asking them not to take anyone for vacant posts and meet the application for early retirement in order to "minimize ... (more...)
Irish people's trust in vaccines below global average, report shows Irish people's trust in vaccines below global average, report shows
- June 21, 2019

France was also the only country in the survey where most people believed science and technology would reduce jobs. According to the survey, 33% of French people do not agree that immunization is safe. Bangladesh and Rwanda had almost universal agreement about the safety and effectiveness and have achieved very high immunisation rates despite many challenges in physically getting vaccines to people. (more...)
Constant phone use causing 'horn' growth on skulls Constant phone use causing 'horn' growth on skulls
- June 21, 2019

New research shows young people are growing horn-like features on their skulls, and constant phone usage is being suggested as the reason, according to WPLG . What is most striking about the discovery is that the bone spur formation decreased with age. After this research created a buzz on social media, many users getting panic and anxious about their health too. (more...)
West Nile virus detected in western Idaho West Nile virus detected in western Idaho
- June 21, 2019

While most visits are "trouble-free", the British Foreign Office has exhorted that: "There were a number of cases of West Nile virus in Greece in 2018". Despite these statistics, last year, among those diagnosed in Greece, 243 displayed symptoms of neuro-invasive diseases such as encephalitis , meningitis and acute paralysis, reported The Guardian . (more...)
That Story About Kids Growing Horns Because of Smartphones Is Fake News
- June 21, 2019

Specifically, they're seeing horn-like bone spurs appear on younger adults (the most frequent users of those devices). The more recent study looked at a broader sample of 1,200 people of all ages and found the lump in 33% of the population, but most prominently in younger people. (more...)
Brand New Vape Pen Explodes, Shatters Teen's Jaw Brand New Vape Pen Explodes, Shatters Teen's Jaw
- June 21, 2019

The boy healed well after six weeks and two surgeries, although he still hasn't received implants for his missing teeth . Shocked and unable to speak, the teen's mother drove him five hours to the nearest hospital, a paediatric facility. (more...)
UPMC Children’s Hospital Makes Rankings Of Top Pediatric Hospitals In The Nation UPMC Children’s Hospital Makes Rankings Of Top Pediatric Hospitals In The Nation
- June 20, 2019

News & World Report as one of the best children's hospitals in the country". Measures include patient outcomes, the use of best practices to enhance patient safety, availability of specialized programs and a national survey of pediatric specialists. (more...)
Array Biopharma (NASDAQ:ARRY) Cut to Hold at SunTrust Banks Array Biopharma (NASDAQ:ARRY) Cut to Hold at SunTrust Banks
- June 19, 2019

The deal values Array at $48 in cash per share. This is a 62% premium to where the biotech firm's shares closed on June 14. Pfizer's chief executive, Albert Bourla, said in a press release that the acquisition "sets the stage to create a potentially industry-leading franchise for colorectal cancer alongside Pfizer's existing expertise in breast and prostate cancers". (more...)
Tourism in Uganda normal: Ebola scare gone | Buzz travel Tourism in Uganda normal: Ebola scare gone | Buzz travel
- June 18, 2019

Tedros Adhanom, is in Uganda to assess the country's response to the current Ebola outbreak in the Western district of Kasese. He was received by the Uganda Minister of Health, Dr. The rapid surveillance and response team which has been set up to respond has examined the patient, who is in stable condition, and has confirmed that she does not meet the case definition of Ebola", cs Kariuki told journalists in a press conference. (more...)
FDA issues safety alert over fecal transplants after patient’s death
- June 17, 2019

Unfortunately, one of the patients eventually died. Fecal transplants from a healthy individual can normalize the patients' microbiota, quelling the infection and relieving symptoms. Because of the incident that caused the death of a patient, the FDA now requires donor screening and testing for multi drug-resistant organisms, excluding potential donors with higher risks of MDRO colonization and those who test positive for it. (more...)
2nd Ebola patient dies in Uganda, health ministry says 2nd Ebola patient dies in Uganda, health ministry says
- June 16, 2019

As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Though the WHO can - and does - insist during a public health emergency that other countries refrain from imposing punitive measures like trade and travel restrictions, in past PHEICs those instructions have sometimes gone unheeded, complicating efforts to contain those epidemics. (more...)
Sleeping with a screen on can lead to female obesity Sleeping with a screen on can lead to female obesity
- June 13, 2019

The analysis focused on data on sleep, light exposure and weight gain during the study, but not on breast cancer. They were also 22% more likely to become newly overweight and 33% more likely to become newly obese. "The two most common strategies for obesity prevention are promoting healthy diets and increased exercise levels", researchers said. While a fatty eating routine and inactive way of life are the most regularly referred to clarifications for stoutness, some past research has ... (more...)
This Treatment May Delay T1D Diagnosis in High-risk Patients This Treatment May Delay T1D Diagnosis in High-risk Patients
- June 13, 2019

All participants were tracked to see if they developed Type 1 diabetes over the next few years. In those who did progress to a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, development was significantly delayed in those who received teplizumab compared with placebo, with a median time to diagnosis of 48.4 months versus 24.4 months, respectively. (more...)
Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo
- June 12, 2019

The WHO's emergency committee has met twice to weigh whether the DRC's Ebola developments should constitute a public health emergency of worldwide concern (PHEIC). The country's health ministry and WHO say they have dispatched a rapid response team to identify others at risk , a joint statement said. For the first time an experimental but effective Ebola vaccine is being widely used, and Uganda has vaccinated almost 4,700 health workers, WHO said. (more...)
Bedroom Light at Night Might Boost Women's Weight Bedroom Light at Night Might Boost Women's Weight
- June 11, 2019

The researchers analysed health and lifestyle data on almost 44,000 U.S. women enrolled in an ongoing study seeking clues to causes of breast cancer. Mounting research suggests disrupting that typical sleep-wake cycle may contribute to poor health, increasing risks for high blood pressure, diabetes, depression and obesity. (more...)
VA Begins New Community Care Program VA Begins New Community Care Program
- June 08, 2019

The goal of the Mission Act is to expand veterans' access to health care. Carl Blake, executive director of Paralyzed Veterans of America , issues the following statement regarding the VA implementation of the Veterans Community Care Program. (more...)
LabCorp discloses data breach affecting 7.7 million customers LabCorp discloses data breach affecting 7.7 million customers
- June 08, 2019

LabCorp disclosed that about 200,000 people also had their credit card or bank account information stolen. However, on June 3, the company said it has conducted an internal review, taken down its web payment platform and hired third-party security experts to investigate, reports WSJ . (more...)
Trump Administration Ending Federal Research Projects Using Fetal Tissue Trump Administration Ending Federal Research Projects Using Fetal Tissue
- June 08, 2019

Anthony List. The department said current NIH-funded research at academic centers with abortion-derived fetal tissue can continue, however, and new projects can still be funded, though only after a special ethics review. 'HHS will also undertake changes to its regulations and NIH grants policy to adopt or strengthen safeguards and program integrity requirements applicable to extramural research involving human fetal tissue, ' the statement said. (more...)
AMCA Healthcare Hack Widens Again, Reaching 20.1M Victims AMCA Healthcare Hack Widens Again, Reaching 20.1M Victims
- June 08, 2019

Quest, LabCorp and Opko each said this week that have stopped sending bill requests to AMCA . On Monday, 7th of June, American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) informed Opko Health, one of the largest health organizations in the word, of its payment site compromise that affected 422,600 customers. (more...)
What Is Worse For Cholesterol: Poultry Or Red Meats? Think Again
- June 07, 2019

The researchers did not test the effects of a plant-based diet on cholesterol levels but concluded that plant-based protein is favorable to animal-derived meat, both white and red, in relation to heart health. The study only looked at lean meats and did not include processed meats or fish. When it comes to curbing meat intake for better health, red meat is something that tops the chart in nearly every case study. (more...)
'Trump Baby' blimp takes flight as president returns to Ireland 'Trump Baby' blimp takes flight as president returns to Ireland
- June 07, 2019

Police said they barricaded about 20 pro-Trump supporters inside the Lord Moon of the Mall pub for their own safety, according to The Independent which reported no arrests". "I know Boris, I like him, I've liked him for a long time ". And, in explaining why he had refused Mr Corbyn's request for a meeting, President Trump made a telling observation - he prefers to deal with positive people. (more...)
Drinking up to 25 coffees a day 'not bad for your heart' Drinking up to 25 coffees a day 'not bad for your heart'
- June 05, 2019

Even the most hardened coffee addict might balk at the idea of drinking 25 cups of the black stuff every day. Arteries carry blood containing oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body. The study involved more than 8,000 adults. "We would like to study these people more closely in our future work so that we can help to advise safe limits", he added. (more...)
Man’s chest catches fire during operation
- June 05, 2019

In all of them, dry surgical packs, elevated oxygen levels, the heat-producing surgical tool and a patient with a lung condition all played a role. A man caught fire during an operation to fix his heart , surgeons revealed in a freakish case study. (more...)
11.9 million Quest Diagnostics patient's personal info could've been exposed 11.9 million Quest Diagnostics patient's personal info could've been exposed
- June 05, 2019

Millions of Quest Diagnostics customers were affected by a data breach . AMCA believes the personal information includes financial data, Social Security numbers, and medical information. A search on the company's name at the complaints page of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) turns up nearly 700 complaints for Retrieval-Masters. (more...)
Quest Diagnostics: Nearly 12 million patients may have been affected by breach Quest Diagnostics: Nearly 12 million patients may have been affected by breach
- June 04, 2019

Quest has not revealed what forms of financial data have been exposed, such as whether card numbers or security codes are included, or whether or not encryption was in place to protect this information. An outside security expert has been hired to determine the damage of the breach. We remain committed to our system's security, data privacy, and the protection of personal information. (more...)
World Health Organisation officially recognises World Health Organisation officially recognises "Gaming Disorder" as illness
- June 04, 2019

The new classifications will come into effect on 1 January 2022. "We are therefore concerned to see " gaming disorder " still contained in the latest version of the WHO's ICD-11 despite significant opposition from the medical and scientific community". (more...)
New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30% New breast cancer drug found to boost survival rates by 30%
- June 04, 2019

Lead author Sara Hurvitz told Agence France-Presse the study focused on hormone receptor-positive breast cancer , which accounts for two-thirds of all breast cancer cases among younger women and is generally treated by therapies that block estrogen production. (more...)
Quest Diagnostics discloses breach of patient records Quest Diagnostics discloses breach of patient records
- June 03, 2019

Quest outsources its billing collections to Optum360, which in turn used American Medical Collection Agency for such services. American Medical Collection Agency - informed Quest Diagnostics that an "unauthorized user" had access to its system between August 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019. (more...)
Measles disease triple globally in 2019, says WHO Measles disease triple globally in 2019, says WHO
- June 03, 2019

In the U.S., the disease has spread more slowly, but is centered in the ultra-Orthodox community. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose vaccine, but the World Health Organization (WHO) has in recent months sounded the alarm over slipping global vaccination rates. (more...)