Medicine


E-cigarettes can be key weapon in battle against smoking, insist MPs E-cigarettes can be key weapon in battle against smoking, insist MPs
- August 19, 2018

Around 2.9 million people in the United Kingdom use e-cigarettes, with 470,000 using them as an aid to stop smoking . The report was published as a result of the committee's inquiry into the impact of e-cigarettes on health , their potential use as a smoking cessation aid, regulations around the products and the implications of their growing market share. (more...)
CDC: Drug Overdose Deaths Surge In NC CDC: Drug Overdose Deaths Surge In NC
- August 19, 2018

Childs recommends expanding access to syringe exchange programs, naloxone, fentanyl test strips, and methadone and buprenorphone to help stymie overdose deaths. At the other end of the spectrum the plains states had some of the lowest death rates. Alex Ebied , a clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, said that because opioid overdose deaths accounted for the majority - almost 68% - of the preliminary total for 2017, the new report is "showcasing the ... (more...)
Surgeons Remove Contact Lens Lodged In Woman's Eye For 28 Years Surgeons Remove Contact Lens Lodged In Woman's Eye For 28 Years
- August 19, 2018

The case was highlighted in the August 10 online edition of BMJ Case Reports . According to Health , the woman's left upper eyelid was swelling and drooping for six months. We concluded that the lens migrated into the eyelid following trauma and was dormant for 28 years. The same journal published a report past year on a woman who had 27 contact lenses lodged in her eye , which partly combined to form a "bluish mass". (more...)
Meat-Heavy, Low-Carb Diets Can 'Shorten Lifespan' Meat-Heavy, Low-Carb Diets Can 'Shorten Lifespan'
- August 19, 2018

A "sweet spot" found somewhere in the middle at 50 per cent of calories . The findings also suggest that while replacing carbohydrates with animal-based proteins and fats from foods such as beef, lamb, pork, chicken and cheese was associated with a greater risk of mortality, eating more plant-based proteins and fats from foods such as vegetables, legumes and nuts was linked to lower mortality. (more...)
New cases brings measles count to 3 in Florida’s Gulf Coast New cases brings measles count to 3 in Florida’s Gulf Coast
- August 19, 2018

While the disease is treatable, the CDC said, one or two out of every 1,000 children who get measles die from complications . Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and the District of Colombia have had cases, though none have been reported in Mississippi. (more...)
Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses Baby boom at Arizona hospital with 16 pregnant nurses
- August 19, 2018

Nurse Jolene Garrow described it as "one after another after another". Those looking for nursing jobs in Arizona will likely find employment opportunities at the center when all of these future mothers take their maternity leaves that each last a total of 12 weeks. (more...)
Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) Confirmed by Google, Coming this Year Android 9 Pie (Go Edition) Confirmed by Google, Coming this Year
- August 18, 2018

Sadly, Motorola isn't a part of the early beta testing group. After Android 8.0 and 8.1 called Oreo, it continues its dessert essence tradition which is no big surprise to the world. Also, all of the suggestions made by Google Coach will likely be in the form of notifications. You can check the status and progress overall by clicking here . (more...)
Mass overdose of marijuana sees 76 'bodies dropping' in park Mass overdose of marijuana sees 76 'bodies dropping' in park
- August 18, 2018

No deaths were reported but two people are seriously ill , authorities said. "We know that it is a chronic relapsing disease", Harp said. The agency forecast that the final... "Bodies are literally dropping all around me from suspected drug overdoses ", said Mario Boone, a journalist who was at the park, via Twitter . By late Wednesday night there had been no deaths reported. (more...)
Weed-killing poison found in breakfast cereals, other foods Weed-killing poison found in breakfast cereals, other foods
- August 18, 2018

Glyphosate is the same chemical found in Monsanto's Roundup. He worked as a school groundskeeper. "Parents shouldn't worry about whether feeding their children healthy oat foods will also expose them to a chemical linked to cancer ". "There are levels above what we could consider safe in very popular breakfast foods", toxicologist Alexis Temkin, author of the EWG report, told the New York Times . (more...)
I Tried Starbucks' Vegan, Protein-Packed Blended Cold Brew Drinks I Tried Starbucks' Vegan, Protein-Packed Blended Cold Brew Drinks
- August 18, 2018

From its Nitro cold brew to its cold foam, Starbucks continues to work on being innovative and cutting edge. The drinks are vegan and come in two flavor options: Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew and Cacao Protein Blended Cold Brew . (more...)
At Least Two Dozen People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park Today
- August 18, 2018

Paramedics were seen sprinting from patient to patient as they began to show symptoms including vomiting, hallucination and unconsciousness. "People are self-medicating for several different reasons and every agency - police, fire, medical, hospitals - all are strained at this time". (more...)
FDA Approves First Generic EpiPen FDA Approves First Generic EpiPen
- August 17, 2018

Food and Drug Administration gave approval Thursday for the first generic version of EpiPen, an injection device to treat severe allergic reactions. The drug is automatically injected into a person's thigh to stop an allergic reaction, the symptoms of which typically include dizziness, vomiting and difficulty breathing. (more...)
Dr Bumbum, Brazil plastic surgeon, charged with murder
- August 17, 2018

Prosecutors said Maria Fatima Barros presented herself as a doctor, but her medical licence to practice in Rio had been suspended. The document said resin in the filler should only be used in "very small doses and in a restricted way". Furtado fled the scene but the police captured him in a Brazilian city around four days later. The surgeon's girlfriend, Renata Fernandes, and his maid, Rosilane Preiera da Silva, have also been arrested on suspicion of taking part in the operation. (more...)
World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb World's oldest cheese found in Egyptian tomb
- August 17, 2018

The very vintage cheese was buried alongside Ptahmes - Mayor of the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis - whose resting place was rediscovered in 2010 after being lost under the desert sand. "While cleaning the sand around the southern outer wall of the tomb , in an area corresponding to one of the lateral storehouses, a big number of broken jars were found". (more...)
Vaping may cause lung disease, new study claims Vaping may cause lung disease, new study claims
- August 17, 2018

A third of the cells were exposed to plain e-cigarette fluid, a third to different strengths of the artificially vaped condensate with and without nicotine, and a third to nothing for 24 hours. "In terms of cancer causing molecules in cigarette smoke, as opposed to cigarette vapour, there are certainly reduced numbers of carcinogens", he said. (more...)
Crews called to almost 100 overdoses in New Haven in 36 hours
- August 17, 2018

No deaths have been reported, but authorities say two people had life-threatening symptoms. Fire Chief John Alston said, "People are self-medicating for several different reasons and every agency - police, fire, medical, hospitals - all are strained at this time". (more...)
World Health Organization spearheading efforts to contain Ebola in the DRC World Health Organization spearheading efforts to contain Ebola in the DRC
- August 17, 2018

The new outbreak has already been linked to 41 deaths, compared to 33 in the previous outbreak in northwestern Equateur Province, which petered out in July, Dr. "We will use it as much as needed", Tedros said. It is often fatal if untreated. Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Aug. (more...)
76 people overdose on synthetic marijuana at Connecticut park
- August 17, 2018

Wednesday, and the overdoses continued into this morning. The synthetic cannabinoid K2 is often laced with other substances, CNN reports, adding that authorities believe an added opioid may have contributed to the New Haven overdoses. "Some of the reactions of the patients in the emergency department would suggest that there was an opioid involved as well", Bogucki told reporters during a news conference Wednesday. (more...)
NYU's Amazing RX for Med Students: Full Scholarships for All NYU's Amazing RX for Med Students: Full Scholarships for All
- August 16, 2018

The new policy was announced at a "white coat" ceremony welcoming new medical students. According to The Wall Street Journal , the institution has so far raised over $450 million of the almost $600 million it needs to fully cover the costs of its medical students' tuition. (more...)
Oscar Health raises $375 million from Alphabet Oscar Health raises $375 million from Alphabet
- August 16, 2018

Health insurance start-up Oscar Health is getting a fresh round of funding from Google's parent firm Alphabet . In a statement to Healthcare Dive, Schlosser also said the money will increase involvement in the individual and small business markets and allow the MA expansion. (more...)
More than 30 people overdose at downtown CT park; synthetic pot suspected
- August 16, 2018

Wednesday morning, officials said. More than 70 people fell ill from suspected drug overdoses on the green and were taken to local hospitals. Dr. Kathryn Hawk, an Emergency Department physician at Yale New Haven Hospital , told the New Haven Register that the Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed the drugs contained K2 mixed with fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that's roughly 50 times more potent than heroin. (more...)
West Nile-positive mosquitos put Warren County at risk West Nile-positive mosquitos put Warren County at risk
- August 16, 2018

That's because there are way more mosquitos found with the virus compared to previous years. The changes, which are being considered by the state Bureau of Cannabis Control, "will undermine a city's ability to effectively regulate cannabis at the local level", Charles Harvey, a legislative representative for the League of California Cities, said in a letter to the bureau. (more...)
The best hospitals 2018-19 honor roll The best hospitals 2018-19 honor roll
- August 16, 2018

UC Davis is the highest-ranking local hospital on the state list of best hospitals, where it came in at No. 5, the same position it held past year. Overlook Medical Center was also once again highly-rated in New Jersey, at 8, for the second consecutive year, as well as again being recognized as a high-performing hospital in Neurology & Neurosurgery - placing it among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the country for that specialty. (more...)
FDA approves app as a form of birth control FDA approves app as a form of birth control
- August 16, 2018

Natural Cycles uses this temperature as a way to determine fertility. The app had a "perfect use" failure rate of 1.8%, which means that 1.8 women in every 100 who use the app for a year will become pregnant because they have had sexual intercourse on a day when the app predicted they would not be fertile or because their contraceptive method failed when they had intercourse on a fertile day. (more...)
Man is arrested after 70 people overdose on K2 in New Haven
- August 16, 2018

No deaths were reported, but officials on Wednesday said two people had suffered life-threatening symptoms. The exact cause of the overdoses has not been confirmed, but officials suspect that synthetic cannabinoids , also called K2 or spice, are the culprit. (more...)
New research on electronic cigarette warns about its deadly effects New research on electronic cigarette warns about its deadly effects
- August 16, 2018

As he said, "with regard to the carcinogenic molecules contained in regular cigarette smoke, electronic vapor certainly contains fewer carcinogens". 'I don't believe e-cigarettes are more harmful than ordinary cigarettes. But most research has focused on the chemical composition of e-cigarette liquid before it is vaped. A third of the cells were exposed to plain e-cigarette fluid, a third to different strengths of the artificially vaped condensate with and without nicotine, and a third to ... (more...)
More than 30 people overdose on synthetic marijuana at Connecticut park
- August 16, 2018

On the green, Narcan wasn't having much of an impact reversing the effects of the overdoses, but rather only at hospitals where it was administered in much larger doses. Police told WFSB that at least one person was arrested on the green and that an unidentified person was given an infraction for selling drugs. One engine company, for example, responded to eight separate overdoses. (more...)
Measles outbreak hits 107 people, 21 states Measles outbreak hits 107 people, 21 states
- August 16, 2018

In fact, the CDC says there have already been 107 cases reported this year. In 2016, 86 people from 19 states had measles. It was the greatest number of measles cases the country had seen since the disease was eliminated in 2000. Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that spreads easily from an injected person by coughing, sneezing or even just breathing. But the Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports in mid spring, the state had 22 cases from an outbreak that ... (more...)
Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S
- August 15, 2018

The facility earned national recognition in 11 specialties and was among the top 10 three times, in gastroenterology and GI surgery (No. 5), pulmonology (No. 2. University Hospitals was ranked second in OH, with 10 nationally ranked specialties. Jefferson Health-Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia took first place in both the cancer and cardiology and heart surgery categories, while Yale New Haven Hospital ranked best for diabetes and endocrinology. (more...)
Fredericton man charged with first-degree murder in connection with shooting Fredericton man charged with first-degree murder in connection with shooting
- August 15, 2018

Jessica Millier said she organized Hands Across the City as a way to bring people together. The 59-year-old walked up the driveway of his apartment building on the north side of Fredericton where he looked across to the building next door and saw the barrel of a long gun sticking out of a third-floor window. (more...)