Medicine


Students advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Students advocate for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- October 21, 2018

Breast cancer accounts for 27 per cent of all cancers in women in India, with the incidences rising in the early thirties and peaking at ages of 50-64 years. Breast Cancer Now believes that increasing participation to 80% across all screening units would result in more than 230,000 additional women being screened each year and contribute to over 1,200 fewer deaths per annual cohort of eligible women. (more...)
Scientists told how to grow the average duration of human life Scientists told how to grow the average duration of human life
- October 20, 2018

Eight of the countries ranked in the top 10 for lifespan in 2016 will still be in the top 10 in 2040, the study shows. The rankings also find that Spain is expected to place first in the world in 2040 (average lifespan of 85.8 years), a rise from fourth in 2016 (average lifespan of 82.9 years). (more...)
Endocyte Set to Rumble on Sale to Novartis Endocyte Set to Rumble on Sale to Novartis
- October 20, 2018

Since taking over in February, Narasimhan has shed over-the-counter medicines and generic pills while pushing a spinoff of Novartis's Alcon eyecare unit come 2019. But analysts said investors were keener on Narasimhan's progress in recasting the broad European healthcare giant that former Chairman Daniel Vasella envisioned before his 2013 exit into a focused, data-driven drug maker. (more...)
Uganda, at 'big risk' for Ebola, says Congo is managing well Uganda, at 'big risk' for Ebola, says Congo is managing well
- October 20, 2018

WHO's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said they were "trying within this year" to stop Ebola. "Currently, a high level of delegation from the Independent Oversight Advisory Committee of World Health Organisation-Geneva is in the country and together with the WHO country team and MOH officials are visiting the border districts of Kasese, Ntoroko, Bundibugyo, and Kabarole to assess the level of Uganda's EVD preparedness", it further read. (more...)
Here’s how Pink Mercy helped cancer research Here’s how Pink Mercy helped cancer research
- October 19, 2018

Many people believe that breast cancer can only affect women - while it is true one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime - one in 1,000 men can also be diagnosed. She encouraged listeners to go see a doctor if anything appears out of the ordinary. In 2017, they provided more than 4,900 mammograms to local women. (more...)
Last winter’s flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine Last winter’s flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine
- October 19, 2018

On Thursday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that seven patients have been hospitalized with the flu within the last week. The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control ( CDC ) says the 2018-19 season vaccine has been revised to better match circulating viruses: the B/Victoria component was changed and the influenza A (H3N2) component was updated. (more...)
U.S. doctors baffled as rare spinal disease spreads across 22 states U.S. doctors baffled as rare spinal disease spreads across 22 states
- October 19, 2018

Last year the number dropped to 16, making the pattern one that hits harder every other year. A unsafe and rare disease that's similar to the polio virus is on the rise in the U.S., and it has health officials baffled. Glatter said the long-term effects of AFM are unclear at this time. Doctors diagnosed Aamira with AFM. There has been one AFM-related death, which happened in 2017. (more...)
Senior Australian doctor to be deported from Nauru Senior Australian doctor to be deported from Nauru
- October 19, 2018

According to sources at the meeting, Scott Morrison suggested resettlement could be an option, but only if the government was able to guarantee that asylum seekers were not able to make their way to Australia subsequently. Local and worldwide condemnation is growing, but it could be a push by his own colleagues that forces Prime Minister Scott Morrison to act. "Over the past 11 months on Nauru, I have seen an alarming number of suicide attempts and incidents of self-harm among the refugee ... (more...)
Mad cow disease - BSE - found on Scottish farm Mad cow disease - BSE - found on Scottish farm
- October 19, 2018

A case of mad cow disease has been discovered on a farm in Aberdeen, the Scottish government has confirmed. Part of this success has been attributed to Scotland becoming BSE free - the country was awarded "negligible risk" status for the disease past year. (more...)
Half of parents think the flu shot causes the flu, study reveals Half of parents think the flu shot causes the flu, study reveals
- October 19, 2018

Mary Anderson, manager of infection prevention at Edward Hospital in Naperville, said the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend children and adults get vaccinated before the end of October. Still, the "biggest message", said Webby, who is a member of the World Health Organization's flu vaccine composition group, is vaccination. Some people do get achy and exhausted after getting the vaccine but that's usually just the immune system mounting a response. (more...)
U.S. Senate leader says needs facts in Khashoggi case before acting
- October 18, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi seized on McConnell's comments, saying, "Like clockwork, Republicans in Congress are setting in motion their plan to destroy the Medicare , Medicaid and Social Security that seniors and families rely on, just months after they exploded the deficit by $2 trillion with their tax scam for the rich". (more...)
Drug-resistant salmonella from chicken sickens almost 100 in U.S. Drug-resistant salmonella from chicken sickens almost 100 in U.S.
- October 18, 2018

The outbreak has made almost 100 people sick across 29 states, including MI, according to the CDC report. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicates that many types of raw chicken products from a variety of sources are contaminated with salmonella Infantis and are making people sick. (more...)
Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, 24 dies so far Congo confirms 33 Ebola cases in past week, 24 dies so far
- October 18, 2018

The organisation noted in a statement in Geneva that the meeting, which would involve committee of independent experts, may make recommendations on how best to manage the outbreak. In a new approach to increase community engagement and surveillance integration, members of the community in 12 neighborhoods across the Beni Health Zone have partnered with health workers to promote prevention methods. (more...)
Doctors Suspect Man Died Of Extremely Rare Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains Doctors Suspect Man Died Of Extremely Rare Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains
- October 18, 2018

The shocking findings and tragic death were reported at an annual meeting on infectious diseases, Live Science reported . Non-Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - a similiar disease - is also rare and tends to affect older people. Tests indicated that this was a "probable" case of vCJD because of the MRI finding and a test that showed specific proteins in the patient's cerebrospinal fluid, which often indicate the disease. (more...)
Worth Watching Stocks Watch List: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH) Worth Watching Stocks Watch List: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH)
- October 18, 2018

M Holdings Securities Inc. now owns 5,128 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock worth $1,258,000 after buying an additional 553 shares in the last quarter. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.75 and a quick ratio of 0.75. The stock has a beta of 0.81 compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are less extreme than the market as a whole. (more...)
CDC confirms 62 cases of rare, polio-like neurological condition
- October 18, 2018

The cause for the rare condition is still unclear. Doctors tell us the illness mostly affects children and can cause paralysis. What is known about the illness is that more than 90 percent of the confirmed cases are in children 18 years old or younger. (more...)
Raw chicken causing Salmonella outbreak in Pennsylvania and 28 states
- October 18, 2018

The CDC said the outbreak started in January, and more people have tested positive for this strain through September. The CDC and U.S. Department of Agriculture have shared the information with chicken industry officials. As an investigation continues, the CDC said the source remains unclear. "It's been spread out over a long period of time", he said. If possible, use a separate cutting board for raw chicken and other raw meats. (more...)
Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas
- October 18, 2018

While officials aren't clear of the exact cause, they say it can occur as a result of a variety of viral illnesses including the polio virus, enteroviruses , West Nile virus and adenoviruses. The most severe symptom of AFM is respiratory failure that can happen when the muscles involved with breathing become weak. People can protect themselves from contracting AFM using methods similar to preventing getting the flu, Ellerin said. (more...)
Hip and Knee Surgeons Use Apple Watch to Monitor Patients Hip and Knee Surgeons Use Apple Watch to Monitor Patients
- October 18, 2018

With over a million Americans getting hip or knee replacement surgeries each year, this is an important area of study . In related use cases, Apple of course also won FDA clearance for an EKG sensor used with the watch, and in September Apple began a partnership with Stanford University to see if it could detect a certain heart irregularity in study participants. (more...)
Many Dietary Supplements Tainted With Drug Ingredients Many Dietary Supplements Tainted With Drug Ingredients
- October 18, 2018

They concluded: "Active pharmaceuticals continue to be identified in dietary supplements, especially those marketed for sexual enhancement or weight loss, even after FDA warnings". The FDA's Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 essentially places the burden for evaluating supplement safety, content and labeling primarily on the shoulders of the manufacturers . (more...)
Mysterious Polio-like Disorder Striking Children Around US Growing
- October 17, 2018

There are no known cases of the illness in either Virginia or D.C., according to area health officials. Most people recover quickly from a polio infection, but it can cause fever and stiffness. Acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, is a condition that affects the nervous system , particularly the spinal cord. The outlook for patients with AFM can vary from a quick recovery to ongoing paralysis, Messonnier said. (more...)
Outbreak of mysterious polio-like disease plagues residents in 22 states
- October 17, 2018

AFM may be caused by other viruses, including enterovirus , environmental toxins and a condition in which the body's immune system attacks and destroys tissue that it mistakes for foreign material, Messonnier said: "This is a mystery so far, and we haven't solved it yet, so we have to be thinking broadly". (more...)
Mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states — CDC
- October 17, 2018

Acute flaccid myelitis , also called AFM, is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system , with a particular focus on the gray matter of the spinal cord. "Parents need to know that AFM is rare even with the increase in cases we are seeing now". "This is actually a pretty dramatic disease", she said. Although the cause remains a mystery in the majority of cases, the 2014 jump coincided with "a national outbreak of severe respiratory illness among people caused by ... (more...)
Child 'Vampire' Was Buried 1,550 Years Ago in Italy Child 'Vampire' Was Buried 1,550 Years Ago in Italy
- October 17, 2018

Locals in the Italian town of Lugnano in Teverina, about 60 miles north of Rome, call archaeologists' discovery over the summer of the child's remains the " vampire of Lugnano", according to the University of Arizona . The 10-year-old's skeleton is the oldest to have been found in the cemetery; prior to its excavation, the oldest bones belonged to a 3-year-old. While virtually every culture contains its own version of the mythos of the bloodthirsty night stalkers, according to Jordan ... (more...)
Health Department: 7th Case Of AFM Diagnosed In Minnesota
- October 17, 2018

One child has died of the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM. The first case in Maryland this year was contracted September 21, a spokeswoman for the department said in an email. "We have not been able to find a cause for the majority of these AFM cases", Messonnier admitted. She said that CDC has tested every stool specimen from AFM patients. (more...)
Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season
- October 16, 2018

Last flu season was one of the worst in decades. The Sedgwick County Division of Health at 2716 W. Central provides free flu shots to uninsured adults age 19 and older and to children age 18 and younger with CHIP, Medicaid, Amerigroup, United Healthcare or Sunflower. (more...)
Student events to increase breast cancer awareness Student events to increase breast cancer awareness
- October 16, 2018

Cooper taught her what to ask doctors and helped her learn medical terms. "I get to be a voice and be here for the people that can't", Johnson said. "We are pleased to be able to support this worthy cause and help raise awareness of the impact this disease has on so many people every year", said company president Allan Raikes. (more...)
Selena Gomez 'seeking treatment' to 'tackle her emotional issues head-on' Selena Gomez 'seeking treatment' to 'tackle her emotional issues head-on'
- October 15, 2018

She's going to be a big sister, and I want to be around for that. "It's causing conflicts with people that think he should be working", the source adds. "I just want to let her know, Girl, you're attractive, you're rich and hold on because even sometimes I feel like I'm losing my mind". People also reported on Thursday that a source confirmed Gomez has been struggling. (more...)
No Bra Day 2018: Eight breast cancer symptoms you should NEVER ignore No Bra Day 2018: Eight breast cancer symptoms you should NEVER ignore
- October 15, 2018

Such programs should be telecaster which encourage the patients and spread awareness about the disease. A day filled with laughs, hugs, connections and Redskins football made for a special day for everyone in attendance. Clair County Illinois Breast and Cervical Cancer Program will be sharing local resource information for the public. As a breast-cancer survivor myself I know the critical need for timely mammograms. (more...)
Cancer Survivor Says Store Manager Asked Him To Cover Disfigured Face Cancer Survivor Says Store Manager Asked Him To Cover Disfigured Face
- October 15, 2018

Evans said he has been eating at Forks for a long time, but this is the first time he was asked to cover his face. Humiliated, he left the store in tears, then told his daughter Brandy what had happened. "It has to stay open and nothing is to touch that area that might it rub it raw". He proceeded to buy a pack of donuts and a drink and went and sit down at one of the tables but, before he could get seated at a table, the owner, Donna Crosby, grabbed him by his shirt and pulled him into her ... (more...)