Medicine


Relay For Life of Western Berks raises funds to fight cancer Relay For Life of Western Berks raises funds to fight cancer
- June 16, 2018

Mass Appeal's Danny New served as emcee, for Friday night's opening ceremonies . She said another huge resource is the American Cancer Society, which receives the proceeds from the Franklin County Relay For Life. In her family, cancer has been an enemy for decades. Lori Coleman said she became a caregiver after working as a personal care assistant for Marcia Klaith. (more...)
Our Brains Have Evolved to Want High Fat, High Carb Foods Our Brains Have Evolved to Want High Fat, High Carb Foods
- June 16, 2018

The reason why donuts are just so gosh darn irresistible? "People were really good at estimating how many calories were in fat, but they were bad at estimating how many calories were in different carbohydrate foods", Small said . When carbohydrates and fats come together in the food, this effect is intensified. Well, the study showed that a lot of them were willing to more for the food items such as hamburgers or donuts, which contained both carbohydrates and fats together as compared to ... (more...)
Study Reveals Idaho A Leading Locale For Vaccine Exemptions Study Reveals Idaho A Leading Locale For Vaccine Exemptions
- June 16, 2018

The 12 states showing an increase in exemptions are Arkansas, Arizona, Idaho, Maine, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. People can become infected by breathing in droplets or touching a contaminated surface and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. For the current study , researchers examined routine public health data collected by states on the number of children enrolling in kindergarten with non-medical vaccine exemptions. (more...)
Large international study links blood vitamin D levels to colorectal cancer risk Large international study links blood vitamin D levels to colorectal cancer risk
- June 16, 2018

The new research project combines data on more than 12,000 people in Europe, Asia and the U.S. Since the researchers didn't take any action, they just looked at associations, they can't say that low levels of vitamin D "caused" colon cancer , just that they are linked somehow. (more...)
UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages UK lifts immigration cap for medical workers amid shortages
- June 16, 2018

The British Medical Journal has said that between December 2017 and March 2018 more than 1,500 visa applications from doctors with job offers in the United Kingdom were refused as a result of the cap on workers from outside the European Economic Area. (more...)
Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Growing #DestigmatizeDepression Movement Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, and the Growing #DestigmatizeDepression Movement
- June 16, 2018

Last week, a source told ET that Kate "tried desperately to hide" her struggle with depression . Nationally, the average suicide rate is 12.93 per 100,000, and suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with almost 45,000 people taking their own lives each year. (more...)
Tampa Bay area melon included in Salmonella recall Tampa Bay area melon included in Salmonella recall
- June 16, 2018

The potentially tainted fruit includes fresh-cut watermelon, honeydew melon, cantaloupe, and fresh-cut fruit medley products containing any of these melons. If you have some in your home, you are urged to throw it away. It only applies to pre-cut melon and fruit salad mixes containing melon. Consumers who do not remember what store their pre-cut melon was purchased from should also discard it. (more...)
Region starts larviciding program to help prevent West Nile virus Region starts larviciding program to help prevent West Nile virus
- June 16, 2018

In addition, the governor has directed the T to issue a seasonal mosquito advisory to all local health departments and health care providers outlining the plan. Serious complications include neurological illnesses, such as meningitis and encephalitis. Limit outdoor activities between dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. (more...)
Why workplace food may not be healthy for you: Know the detail Why workplace food may not be healthy for you: Know the detail
- June 15, 2018

Onufrak presented the results of the study at an annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition in Boston. Foods typically high in solid fat, added sugars , or sodium were the leading foods obtained. The researchers analyzed the food or beverages purchased from vending machines or cafeterias at work, and the free food in common areas. "Since we found that a lot of the foods obtained by employees were free, employers may also want to consider healthy meeting policies to encourage ... (more...)
One in three american take meds with depressive side effects One in three american take meds with depressive side effects
- June 15, 2018

The observational study is based on data from a survey of more than 26,000 adults from 2005 to 2014, collected as part of a National Health and Nutrition Survey. So, just because these medications could potentially trigger depression in patients, that doesn't mean they will in every situation. The researchers from the University of IL examined the health records of 26,000 people over a decade to see whether common treatments were linked to mental health problems. (more...)
Erectile dysfunction could be a symptom of cardiac dysfunction Erectile dysfunction could be a symptom of cardiac dysfunction
- June 15, 2018

MONDAY, June 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) - Erectile dysfunction (ED) is independently associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a research letter published online June 11 in Circulation . Men with erectile dysfunction (ED) are nearly twice as likely to experience a cardiovascular event as those without ED. About 1 in 5 men over age 20 has trouble sustaining an erection, the researchers noted. (more...)
There's a scientific reason why you get There's a scientific reason why you get "hangry"
- June 14, 2018

For the study , psychologists presented 400 people with images that evoked positive, neutral or negative feelings.Overall, the study found that people who were hungry more often saw the pictures in a negative light. Next, the researchers asked the students to complete a hard exercise using a computer that will eventually crash. Afterward, they were asked to fill out questionnaires about their emotions . (more...)
Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone
- June 14, 2018

Jane Pearson, chair of the Suicide Research Consortium at the National Institute on Mental Health, said that worry amongst people studying the phenomenon is growing. But it's not known how multiple risk factors work together. I remember that God is smarter than me (or I'm dumber than Him) but He just hasn't yet chosen to share with me all the reasons for my current predicament. (more...)
Idaho child diagnosed with plague Idaho child diagnosed with plague
- June 14, 2018

An Elmore County child is the first with a confirmed human case of plague in the state since 1992. Evidently. It's unknown whether the child - whose identity was not disclosed - contracted the disease in Idaho or in or while on a recent vacation. (more...)
US Toddlers Are Getting Too Much Sugar Too Early US Toddlers Are Getting Too Much Sugar Too Early
- June 14, 2018

Additional resources on infant and toddler nutrition are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation . In the survey, parents were asked to track everything their children ate in a 24-hour period. "These data may be relevant to the upcoming 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans ". (more...)
Red Cross Missing Types Campaign Encourages Donations Red Cross Missing Types Campaign Encourages Donations
- June 14, 2018

What if the letters A, B and O vanished from the alphabet? Join the #MissingType movement and find out your blood type this summer. "This blood is used by every person living in this country who needs a transfusion during an operation or after being involved in an accident", Mlambo says. (more...)
Downfall of a giant? Ancient baobabs dying Downfall of a giant? Ancient baobabs dying
- June 13, 2018

Some of the oldest and largest baobabs in South Africa‚ Zimbabwe‚ Namibia‚ Botswana‚ and Zambia have abruptly died in the past decade‚ say a team of worldwide researchers. The baobab “is famous because it is the biggest angiosperm , and it is the most iconic tree of Africa, ” Patrut said. Their trunks are able to store massive volumes of water even in dry landscapes - on which animals and humans have relied - which is perhaps why the baobab is called the " tree of life ". (more...)
Envision Healthcare (EVHC) is Clearline Capital LP’s 10th Largest Position Envision Healthcare (EVHC) is Clearline Capital LP’s 10th Largest Position
- June 13, 2018

Short Ratio of stock is 6.88. Investment company KKR & Co LP will buy US physician services provider Envision for $5.57 billion, a move that will take Envision private. Future earnings predictions are perhaps the most essential input when trying to value a company. Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. (more...)
US Babies, Toddlers Eat Way Too Much Added Sugar, Study Finds
- June 13, 2018

While it doesn't actually have a chemical difference from natural sugar in fruits, vegetables, and dairy, the added sugar are reportedly more harmful due to its tendency of displacing nutritional components and adding significant calories to the diet. (more...)
Young girl temporarily paralyzed by tick bite, mom says Young girl temporarily paralyzed by tick bite, mom says
- June 13, 2018

After finding a tick in her daughter's hair, the mother said she rushed her little girl to the hospital. Through numerous blood work and a CT scan, Kailyn's doctors diagnosed her with tick paralysis . More: Should I burn a tick off? Paralysis begins in the legs, then spreads to the upper extremities. After a female tick feeds for five to seven days, the toxin builds up in a person's system. (more...)
PM Modi posts exercise video after Kohlis challenge, nominates Kumaraswamy PM Modi posts exercise video after Kohlis challenge, nominates Kumaraswamy
- June 13, 2018

Apart from Yoga, I walk on a track inspired by the Panchtatvas or 5 elements of nature - Prithvi, Jal, Agni, Vayu, Aakash . He had posted a video of his fitness regime and challenged Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan , Kohli and badminton player Saina Nehwal to do the same. (more...)
Tea Towels Can Put You At Risk For Food Poisoning, Research Says Tea Towels Can Put You At Risk For Food Poisoning, Research Says
- June 12, 2018

Forty-nine percent of the kitchen towels collected for the study were laden with bacteria , and the bacterial count increased with the number of family members and kids, researchers from the Indian Ocean island/nation of Mauritius reported. (more...)
Nipah Virus Contained, No Need Ro Run Away From Kerala: MoS Health Nipah Virus Contained, No Need Ro Run Away From Kerala: MoS Health
- June 12, 2018

A meeting of the peoples' representatives in the district at all levels will be held here on Sunday to review the situation after the Nipah virus infection was brought under control. Ministers hailing from the district T P Ramakrishnan, A K Saseendran, MLAs A Pradeep Kumar and M K Muneer have been entrusted to organise the function to be hosted by the District Panchayat and the Kozhikode Corporation, she said. (more...)
Recall Alert: Throw away pre-cut melon Recall Alert: Throw away pre-cut melon
- June 12, 2018

Only pre-cut melon is affected by the recall. The CDC reported Saturday that the melon has been recalled in eight states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina. Most people bought pre-cut melon at Walmart or Kroger stores in the Midwest. So far, the CDC said, 31 of 60 victims have been hospitalized, though none have died. (more...)
Nurses get CASH TONIC: 6.5% pay boost for NHS workers Nurses get CASH TONIC: 6.5% pay boost for NHS workers
- June 11, 2018

Following a six-week consultation with members, 77% of trade unions accepted the proposed pay deal which will be in members' pay packets at the end of July and be backdated to 1 April. GMB officials will meet next week to decide their next move after members rejected the deal by nearly 9-1. Unison is backing the pay deal after 84% of its members voted in favour (from a turnout of 30%), with Unite also giving the proposals their support after a 79% vote in favour from their NHS members (from ... (more...)
Local politicians, health leaders concerned with access to care Local politicians, health leaders concerned with access to care
- June 11, 2018

In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan explaining the administration's decision, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Justice Department's "longstanding tradition" of defending the constitutionality of federal laws "if reasonable arguments can be made in their defense". (more...)
Ebola death toll rises to 27 Ebola death toll rises to 27
- June 10, 2018

In spite of reports of the reduction in new Ebola cases, the Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has said that measures aimed at minimising the risk of the spread of Ebola would remain in place until further notice. (more...)
15th Relay for Life at Amherst Stadium on Saturday 15th Relay for Life at Amherst Stadium on Saturday
- June 10, 2018

Dinner is then provided later for all survivors and their caregivers. So far, 16 teams have registered in the local Relay and have been raising funds for the fight against cancer in Kendall County. "I know she hasn't been doing it alone but without her I wouldn't be doing this". I Relay because I LOVE Purple Power! Lockett said having the support of her friends and family has helped her keep going, as well. (more...)
Social Security must reduce benefits in 2034 if reforms aren't made Social Security must reduce benefits in 2034 if reforms aren't made
- June 10, 2018

The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026 - three years earlier than previously forecast. Trustees project the trust fund for Medicare Part A, which helps pay for hospital and home health services for senior citizens, will have its funds exhausted by 2026 at which point it will only be able to pay out 91 percent of promised benefits. (more...)
Dolphins 'know each other by name' Dolphins 'know each other by name'
- June 10, 2018

These alliances can last decades, and have been the subject of intense study for decades as well. They compared vocalizations from different alliances and found that males in an alliance retain vocal labels that are quite distinct from one another. (more...)