Medicine


Downing Street denies reported delay of crucial parliament vote on Brexit deal Downing Street denies reported delay of crucial parliament vote on Brexit deal
- December 10, 2018

Asked to give an "absolute, categorical promise" that he would not stand against the Prime Minister, Mr Johnson told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show: "I will give you an absolute, categorical promise that I will continue to advocate what I think is the most sensible plan". (more...)
Seattle Woman Dies After Brain-Eating Amoeba Enters Her Body Seattle Woman Dies After Brain-Eating Amoeba Enters Her Body
- December 10, 2018

After examining a CT scan taken of her brain, physicians thought she had a tumor . But when Cobbs operated to remove the mass, "it was just dead brain tissue", making it hard to determine what it actually was. Dr. Cobbs wrote about the case for a recent edition of the International Journal of Infectious Diseases . Unlike N. fowleri , however, which kills its human victims in a matter of days, the B. (more...)
Tracking Tainted Romaine: FDA Searches for E.Coli Outbreak's Source Tracking Tainted Romaine: FDA Searches for E.Coli Outbreak's Source
- December 10, 2018

Last month, the CDC and the US Food and Drug Administration updated their warning against eating or selling romaine lettuce products harvested in the California counties of Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Ventura. (more...)
No 10 denies reports that May could postpone Tuesday's Brexit vote No 10 denies reports that May could postpone Tuesday's Brexit vote
- December 09, 2018

A summary of the report listed over a dozen problems with the deal in its current form including the backstop - the mechanism meant to ensure there is no return to a hard border between British-ruled Northern Ireland and EU-member Ireland, an element of the deal which has come in for some of the heaviest lawmaker criticism. (more...)
Vaccination is the best defense against the Vaccination is the best defense against the "Flu"
- December 08, 2018

Grant St.in Watseka, has flu vaccines available to the public on a walk-in basis from 9 a.m.to noon and 1 p.m.to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The numbers were similar to previous flu seasons. The benefits go far beyond that, though. While vaccinations like the measles, mumps, rubella, and several others are already required, there are many optional yet highly recommended vaccines that many parents feel are unnecessary. (more...)
Oxybutynin improves quality of life for breast cancer survivors Oxybutynin improves quality of life for breast cancer survivors
- December 08, 2018

Deaths from uterine cancer were twice as high among African-American women as they were among Caucasian women , researchers wrote in their report . These possible side effects should be further researched and taken into consideration when counseling patients, Leon-Ferre said. Dr. Ann Partridge is a breast medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston and wasn't involved in the new research. (more...)
Researchers Developing Pill That Could Prevent Weight Gain Researchers Developing Pill That Could Prevent Weight Gain
- December 08, 2018

The team believes a pill could knock out the gene and this would allow people to burn more calories while they are at rest and at the same time leave their appetites unaffected. "These results show we can potentially make a real difference in the fight against obesity". White fat, used to store energy, is the stuff you imagine when you hear the word fat. (more...)
Walgreens will expand delivery of prescriptions Walgreens will expand delivery of prescriptions
- December 08, 2018

Walgreens said patients can have qualifying prescriptions delivered to their doorstep as early as the next day for $4.99. The delivery service is part of Walgreens Express, which also allows customers to preview their cost and prepay for certain prescriptions. (more...)
Local blood centers looking for match for young Florida cancer patient Local blood centers looking for match for young Florida cancer patient
- December 08, 2018

After hearing the news, Zainab's parents and relatives immediately donated their blood, her dad told the organization. OneBlood is offering to coordinate compatibility testing anywhere in the world. For the majority of people, getting the blood type right is all that matters. "She's going to need to be completely supported by blood donations in order to survive the cancer treatment in order to kill this cancer", she said. (more...)
Price Target Analysis: CVS Health Corporation(NYSE:CVS), eBay Inc.(NASDAQ:EBAY)
- December 08, 2018

The firm owned 315,380 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock after selling 114,620 shares during the period. The volatility is a numerical value of the dispersion of returns for a specified security or market index. Leerink Swann set a $80.00 price target on CVS Health and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a report on Thursday, August 9th. In total 7 analysts cover CVS Health (NYSE: CVS ). (more...)
Man coughs up blood clot in shape of a lung Man coughs up blood clot in shape of a lung
- December 08, 2018

The photo, upon first glance, is eerily engaging, resembling a red tree that may have sprouted from the imagination of Tim Burton. During the week, he had been coughing up blood and mucus, increasing the strain on his lungs. Though the clot is extremely unusual, it's not completely unheard of. Thankfully this patient, and her unborn child, survived. Wieselthaler told the Atlantic that in this case, the patient had an infection that increased levels of a protein called fibrinogen, which ... (more...)
Neti pot nightmare: BRAIN-EATING amoebas from tap water attack elderly woman
- December 08, 2018

Cobbs did say that over time , because of climate change, the amoeba could learn to survive in cooler areas like here in Washington State. As reported by the Seattle Times , a woman was admitted to a local hospital's emergency department after suffering a seizure in January. (more...)
First ever baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor First ever baby born via womb transplant from deceased donor
- December 07, 2018

A woman who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor has given birth to a healthy baby girl, according to a paper in the Lancet . Uterine transplantation is a multi-step process that requires coordination among numerous physicians. (more...)
K'taka villagers drain lake over HIV scare K'taka villagers drain lake over HIV scare
- December 07, 2018

However, as soon as the villagers came to know about it, they have made a decision to empty the lake fearing transmission of the HIV virus into the water. The villagers, however, remained unconvinced, leading to the lake water being drained. Pradeep Hanikere, another villager, said the daily hardship was preferable to drinking water from the lake. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers
- December 07, 2018

In government offices across the nation's capital - not to mention in plenty of private offices across the country - Ocasio-Cortez will be "considered a generous boss", noted Fox Business. "It is unjust for Congress to budget a living wage for ourselves, yet rely on unpaid interns & underpaid overworked staff just bc Republicans want to make a statement about 'fiscal responsibility, '" she added in another tweet. (more...)
Experts Create A 10-Minute Universal And Cheap Cancer Test Experts Create A 10-Minute Universal And Cheap Cancer Test
- December 07, 2018

Like this story? Subscribe to FierceBiotech! Researchers noted that the methyl groups are spread out across the genome in healthy cells, but were present only in particular places in the genome of individuals with cancer. "This is just a way of getting early detection". But if the technique is further developed, perhaps the most immediate potential application would be monitoring existing cancer patients for disease recurrence, she said. (more...)
Healthy baby born to woman following uterus transplant from deceased donor Healthy baby born to woman following uterus transplant from deceased donor
- December 07, 2018

All that is known about her donor is that she was 45, had three successful vaginal deliveries, and had granted use of her organs prior to her death from brain haemorrhage. The researchers in Brazil reported that the uterus was ischemic - meaning, off a blood supply - for nearly eight hours, essentially double the reported time from any of the living donor transplants. (more...)
Apple Watch unveils electrocardiogram feature for heart health Apple Watch unveils electrocardiogram feature for heart health
- December 07, 2018

This electrode pairs with another electrode built into the bottom of the Series 4's new sapphire crystal back. In that sub-study, of the participants that received an irregular rhythm notification on their Apple Watch while simultaneously wearing an ECG patch, 80 percent showed AFib on the ECG patch and 98 percent showed AFib or other clinically relevant arrhythmias. (more...)
Infant Ibuprofen Recalled from Walmart, CVS Over Dosage Concerns in New Jersey Infant Ibuprofen Recalled from Walmart, CVS Over Dosage Concerns in New Jersey
- December 06, 2018

The company says there is a remote possibility that infants who may be more susceptible to a higher potency level of drug may also be more vulnerable to permanent NSAID-associated renal injury. "Tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding". Tris Pharma said it has not received any reports of customers experiencing adverse effects from the products. (more...)
MP reveals he is HIV positive in attempt to tackle stigma MP reveals he is HIV positive in attempt to tackle stigma
- December 06, 2018

The National strategic plan for HIV/AIDS suggests that bio-behavioural surveys confirm that HIV prevalence is high or "concentrated" among "key populations" that include female sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender, people who inject drugs and long-distance truck drivers and migrants. (more...)
71 per cent fall in number of flu cases 71 per cent fall in number of flu cases
- December 06, 2018

The Clover Health Flu Shot Monitor found that 75% of people aged 80 or more years, 66% of those aged 70 to 79, and 56% of adults aged 60 to 69 have been vaccinated so far this year. It may also make your illness milder if you do get sick. Today, December 4, the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) reported its first laboratory-confirmed case of influenza for the 2018-2019 flu season. (more...)
As Gun Violence Grows, US Life Expectancy Drops As Gun Violence Grows, US Life Expectancy Drops
- December 05, 2018

More than 70,000 died from drug overdoses in the U.S.in 2017, a ten percent increase from the year before. Notably, that number reflects the most overdose-related deaths the US has ever experience in a single year. Unintentional deaths coming from overdoses , and suicides . To date, the overdose epidemic has wrought the most devastation in Northeast, Midwest and mid-Atlantic states. (more...)
CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness May Have Peaked CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness May Have Peaked
- December 05, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is helping the public understand the facts as it discovers them. After all, even though the CDC certainly encourages doctors to report these cases, it is not required (so, perhaps, doctors are not reporting the cases, too). (more...)
Baby born after womb transplant from dead donor Baby born after womb transplant from dead donor
- December 05, 2018

Dani Ejzenberg, a gynecologist in Sao Paulo who led the research, said in a news release. Previous attempts in the Czech Republic, Turkey and the USA have failed. Fifteen were fertilised, with 8 resulting in embryos that were subsequently preserved for later implantation. The donated uterus was removed during the delivery, as is typical for such transplants - this way the patient doesn't have to keep taking the medications needed to avoid rejection. (more...)
This New Test Could Detect All Types of Cancer in Just Minutes This New Test Could Detect All Types of Cancer in Just Minutes
- December 05, 2018

It would serve as an initial check for cancer, with doctors following up positive results with more focused investigations. The types of cancers we tested included breast, prostate, bowel and lymphoma. Trau added: "We certainly don't know yet whether it's the Holy Grail or not for all cancer diagnostics". Scientists have developed a universal cancer detection test that traces infectious presence in the bloodstream, the Guardian reported on Wednesday. (more...)
CRISPR co-inventor slams Chinese scientist behind CRISPR co-inventor slams Chinese scientist behind "world's first gene-edited babies"
- December 04, 2018

Mainstream scientists have condemned the experiment , and universities and government groups continue to investigate. The genetic father is said to be HIV-positive. On November 25, his lab published a series of videos on YouTube, explaining his ethical principles regarding gene-editing technologies. In what comes across as a honest video statement , He Jiankui speaks from his point of view as a father. (more...)
Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez compares her election victory to moon landing Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez compares her election victory to moon landing
- December 04, 2018

Villaseñor's Ocasio-Cortez scoffed at the warning in the sketch. "We did it when no one else thought we could". "That's what we did when so many of us won an election this year!" she said. During a press conference meant to publicize her support of a Green New Deal , a nebulous government spending plan promoting ideas backed by lawmakers like Sen. (more...)
South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer
- December 04, 2018

Two-year-old Zainab is battling an aggressive form of cancer called neuroblastoma . According to OneBlood , Zainab's blood is extremely rare because it is missing an antigen, called "Indian B", that most people commonly carry in their red blood cells. (more...)
U.N., WHO, Media Outlets Recognize 30th World AIDS Day U.N., WHO, Media Outlets Recognize 30th World AIDS Day
- December 04, 2018

No fewer than 87 persons have died of HIV/ AIDS in the last one year and 3,000 patients receiving treatment according to statistics from the state public health facilities of Niger State. In Guam, there have been over 270 reported cases of HIV infection since 1985, and there are over 92 people known to be living with HIV. Yet, the spread of HIV is still a health crisis worldwide. (more...)
GSK sells health drinks arm, buys US cancer treatment firm GSK sells health drinks arm, buys US cancer treatment firm
- December 04, 2018

HUL , in a stock-market disclosure on Monday, announced that its board has approved a scheme of merger with GSK Consumer Healthcare India. Unilever will also acquire an 82% stake in GSK Bangladesh for £150 million and brand rights and GSK's consumer healthcare nutrition activities in certain other territories for £416 million in cash, it said in a statement. (more...)