Medicine


Honeybees understand the concept of zero
- June 09, 2018

Parrots and monkeys understand the concept of zero, and now bees have joined the club, too. For long, it was believed that humans were the only ones to get the concept, but the recent work has changed the notion. "This is a tricky neuroscience problem", he said. "How does a brain represent nothing?" That said, as zero forms the core of maths and binary code, the researchers think that the neural model mechanics in bees could be used in the development of robotics and machine intelligence. (more...)
Blood Test predicts pregnancy Blood Test predicts pregnancy
- June 09, 2018

The figures are impressive, though much larger and more diverse sample sizes are needed before we can be confident they demonstrate something truly powerful. According to the study, the blood biomarkers could also estimate gestational age or the delivery date with comparable accuracy to ultrasound, at a lower cost. (more...)
New York City doctor charged with manslaughter in overdose deaths New York City doctor charged with manslaughter in overdose deaths
- June 09, 2018

He was arrested in March at a house in Sheboygan, Wis., where officials say he moved once he realized he was under investigation. "Both types of traffickers push millions of doses of opioids into our communities, leaving grieving families in their wakes". (more...)
Trump Seeks End to Pre-existing Condition Mandate
- June 09, 2018

Sessions said in his letter that the Justice Department was not arguing that the entire law does not pass constitutional muster. On Thursday night, the DOJ declined to defend ObamaCare against a lawsuit filed by Texas and 19 other GOP-led states, arguing that the law is unconstitutional . (more...)
Saudi Arabia bans fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state Saudi Arabia bans fruit and vegetables from India's Kerala state
- June 09, 2018

She could not even see her son for the last time and permitted the doctor to conduct the last rites. "His family didn't want to come for the funeral, so two of my colleagues and I did their last rites". People are believed to have caught the infection after consuming date palm sap, which could have been licked or partially eaten by infected fruit bats. (more...)
President Trump Signs VA Mission Act, Valley Resident Present At Ceremony President Trump Signs VA Mission Act, Valley Resident Present At Ceremony
- June 09, 2018

Some fear that allowing veterans this "unfettered" choice will open the door to a purposeful and preconceived divestment effort that runs along ideological fault lines and will erode VA's capacity to provide care as veterans increasingly opt for non-VA care. (more...)
Studying More May Increase Risk Of Needing Prescription Glasses Studying More May Increase Risk Of Needing Prescription Glasses
- June 09, 2018

After taking account of potentially influential factors, Mendelian randomisation analyses suggested that every additional year of education was associated with more myopia (a refractive error of?0.27 dioptres a year). This theory has been one of the main drivers for recent investment in "Bright Light" classrooms to protect against myopia in Southeast Asia. They looked at many specific genetic markers associated with a short-sightedness and the genetic predisposition with time spent in ... (more...)
DOJ Won't Defend Obamacare in Lawsuit Brought by 20 States DOJ Won't Defend Obamacare in Lawsuit Brought by 20 States
- June 09, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions , in a Thursday letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, said while the administration has traditionally defended the constitutionality of such provisions, he has decided "this is a rare care where the proper course is to forgo defense". (more...)
Massive salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chicken flocks Massive salmonella outbreak linked to backyard chicken flocks
- June 09, 2018

The CDC says the outbreak is linked to pre-cut melon. If you bought pre-cut melon at a Walmart in Missouri, throw it away. Now. This includes pre-cut melon in salad mixes. Other states included in this outbreak include Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. Symptoms of salmonella include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria. (more...)
Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61 Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61
- June 08, 2018

The cause of death was suicide , the network said in a statement. Regularly labeled a "rock star" of the culinary world, Bourdain transcended the kitchen to become a best-selling food, fiction, and nonfiction writer, before finding worldwide fame fronting various award-winning cooking and travel series. (more...)
CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016
- June 08, 2018

Both states easily exceeded the nation as a whole, with the overall US suicide rate rising 25.4 percent. Suicide, Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses are three leading causes of deaths with growing prevalence. Experts note that mental illness may have been underreported in the study , either because the person who killed themself had not yet been diagnosed or because those left behind were not aware their loved one's condition. (more...)
Athenahealth CEO steps down in wake of past abuse allegations Athenahealth CEO steps down in wake of past abuse allegations
- June 08, 2018

Germany-based Deutsche National Bank Ag has invested 0.01% in athenahealth, Inc . (NASDAQ:ATHN) for 69,630 shares. Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company . (NASDAQ:ATHN) on Monday, May 14 with "Hold" rating . On Tuesday, May 22 Deutsche Bank maintained athenahealth, Inc . In Thursday, May 24 report Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with "Hold" rating . (more...)
Behind The Latest Breast Cancer Research | On Point Behind The Latest Breast Cancer Research | On Point
- June 08, 2018

It was funded by the National Cancer Institute, some foundations and proceeds from the USA breast cancer postage stamp. Recently, the results of the highly anticipated TAILORx study were announced at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. (more...)
United Kingdom sees 20 percent hike in cases of syphilis United Kingdom sees 20 percent hike in cases of syphilis
- June 08, 2018

It was reported, following a BBC freedom of information request, that 72 out of 151 councils in England are planning to cut sexual-health funding in the year 2018-19. The Public Health England has also noted that there has been a decline in chlamydia testing by 61 percent since the year 2015. "Government must reverse cuts to councils' public health grants because we can not tackle this by stretching services even thinner", she added. (more...)
Would you like a little broccoli powder with your latte? Would you like a little broccoli powder with your latte?
- June 08, 2018

Vogue Australia reports that CSIRO , an Australian federal government agency responsible for scientific research, and Hort Innovations , an Australian horticultural group, have created a powdered broccoli product that one Melbourne café is turning into broccoli lattes, or "broccolattes". (more...)
It shows the growing severity of the issue
- June 08, 2018

The other two top 10 causes of death that are on the rise are Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses, she noted. MA experienced a 35 percent increase in suicides from 1999 to 2016, but its suicide rate remains comparatively low: 10 per 100,000 people in 2014-2016, compared with 15.4 per 100,000 for the nation as a whole. (more...)
Doctor saves reality TV contestant's life by spotting thyroid cancer tumour
- June 08, 2018

His attention to detail may have just saved her life by tracking her down hundreds of miles away via Facebook , reports New York Post . He suggested the contestant - a mind most cancers survivor from Havelock, North Carolina - that she ought to bear a sonogram and a biopsy. (more...)
Quotes From Dr. Virginia Apgar, Creator of Apgar Scale Quotes From Dr. Virginia Apgar, Creator of Apgar Scale
- June 08, 2018

The Apgar score is as follows: "Each newborn is given a score of 0, 1, or 2 (a score of 2 meaning the newborn is in optimal condition, 0 being in distress) in each of the following categories: heart rate, respiration , colour, muscle tone, and reflex irritability". (more...)
Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy
- June 08, 2018

Thousands of patients diagnosed with breast cancer could avoid chemotherapy, that's according to the findings of a new study released this past weekend at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Conference in Chicago. Without the stamp money, the study may never have been done, he said. "The story on breast cancer just continues to evolve", said Fleener. Women who get their mammograms on time have a much better chance of being diagnosed in the earlier stages and therefore a less ... (more...)
Kate Spade’s husband says she battled demons but death was complete shock Kate Spade’s husband says she battled demons but death was complete shock
- June 07, 2018

He stressed that Kate had not been abusing any substances or alcohol, nor had there been any business problems. She was the kindest person I've ever known and my best friend for 35 years. They started a new venture in 2016, called Frances Valentine, selling handbags and footwear. Kate Spade had anxiety and depression for years, her husband said. (more...)
Naloxone Recalled Due To Syringe Plunger Particulate Naloxone Recalled Due To Syringe Plunger Particulate
- June 07, 2018

As per the FDA, those who administer the Naloxone drug should check it for any particulate matter or discoloration before injecting it to a person. Overdose Lifeline works with departments across the state to provide naloxone and founder Justin Phillips says they've recieved calls about the recall. (more...)
Judge orders ME to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion Judge orders ME to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion
- June 07, 2018

James Kilbreth, the attorney representing Maine Equal Justice Partners, the group seeking implementation of the expansion, said the state could easily submit the two-page state plan amendment form by June 11. "The Court is not persuaded that the executive branch is excused from clear statutory obligations by the legislature's failure to follow through with legislative obligations - as defined by the executive branch", wrote the judge, who was appointed by former Gov. (more...)
2034 is a pivotal year for Social Security 2034 is a pivotal year for Social Security
- June 07, 2018

Medicare's financial problems worsened last year while Social Security still faces a significant long-term financial crunch - and will need to tap into its reserves for the first time in 36 years, according to annual reports released Tuesday by the programs' trustees. (more...)
Report puts Medicare insolvency sooner than forecast
- June 06, 2018

At that point the program would only be able to pay out 91% of promised benefits. This is because premium income and general revenue income are reset each year to cover the expected rise in costs. The four top officials serve as the Social Security and Medicare trustees, along with two independent trustees who are supposed to represent the public. (more...)
Death toll from tainted lettuce rises to five Death toll from tainted lettuce rises to five
- June 06, 2018

Officials say that the growing season for the contaminated lettuce in Yuma, Arizona is now over. The FDA says that people got sick by consuming tainted lettuce when it was still on the shelves. While all the lettuce came from the Yuma region, they don't appear to share a common farm or processing plant. Far more people have fallen sick to the infection, though. (more...)
Breast cancer treatment: More women may avoid chemotherapy thanks to breakthrough research Breast cancer treatment: More women may avoid chemotherapy thanks to breakthrough research
- June 05, 2018

She has now been entirely free of cancer for two years. A system of automated twice-daily texts and the ability to use text messaging to receive answers to questions about treatment helps relieve some of the stress of chemotherapy for women with breast cancer, researchers at the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia reported Monday. (more...)
Miss America Telecast Drops Swimsuit Competition in Nod to Changing Times Miss America Telecast Drops Swimsuit Competition in Nod to Changing Times
- June 05, 2018

The Miss America competition will no longer have a swimsuit competition in an effort to be more inclusive . In 1948, Waring says , it was all about appearance - in bathing suit and evening gown - and the "talent" competition, which could be singing or dancing or, in Waring's case, playing the vibes. (more...)
OH to announce sites for medical marijuana dispensaries OH to announce sites for medical marijuana dispensaries
- June 05, 2018

A total of 376 applications were received. Cresco Labs Ohio LLC on Main Street in Wintersville in Jefferson County was approved for license. The dispensary businesses are not permitted to be within 500 feet of a school, church, public library, public playground, public park or community addiction service provider. (more...)
Breakthrough in breast cancer research Breakthrough in breast cancer research
- June 05, 2018

She had not felt any lumps or symptoms and had no family history of breast cancer before the diagnosis, she said. Now she is spending her time backpacking and kayaking. These are then injected back into the patient and she is given drugs that allow the immune system to go all out in attack mode. After 42 weeks of tests, Perkins was completely cancer free and has remained so ever since. (more...)
June 3 - It's the 31st Annual National Cancer Survivors' Day June 3 - It's the 31st Annual National Cancer Survivors' Day
- June 05, 2018

It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors' quality of life. The event recognizes those who have beat cancer and some still battling the disease. All cancer survivors from the Twin Tiers and one guest are invited. (more...)