Medicine


Artificial Ovary Offers Potential for Cancer Patients' Fertility
- July 04, 2018

When they're cancer-free, the tissue will be put right back on, the women can go through the normal process of pregnancy, then birth - they will be able to deliver naturally. Next, early stage follicles are thawed and reintroduced into the scaffold in the lab. For women who have undergone chemotherapy and wish to have children of their own, there could be some glimmer of hope. (more...)
Drinking coffee may boost longevity, study finds Drinking coffee may boost longevity, study finds
- July 04, 2018

Also, what heavy coffee drinking-around six cups or more a day-does to the body also needs further investigation, the authors noted. Using non-coffee drinkers as the reference group, the scientists were able to surmise that drinking instant, ground, and decaffeinated coffee was " inversely associated with mortality ". (more...)
Texas health officials warn of stomach parasite outbreak
- July 04, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control , Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic parasite Cyclospora cayetanensis . The parasite is an internal illness, which people contract after consuming contaminated food or water. (more...)
High Heat, Oppressive Humidity And Potential Thunderstorms High Heat, Oppressive Humidity And Potential Thunderstorms
- July 04, 2018

Full on relief from the heat and humidity arrives by the weekend with highs near 80 under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures reached a record-setting 98 degrees in Allentown on Sunday , breaking the old record of 97 set back in 1963. In some areas, when the thermometer hits 95 degrees, the heat index will reach 104 degrees with dew points in the lower 70s, especially in Western and Central Massachusetts, where a heat advisory is in effect, forecasters wrote. (more...)
Coffee drinking connected to lower risk of death, study finds
- July 03, 2018

A recent study that brewed up good news for coffee drinkers involved British volunteers. That's because a massive new British study, examining the coffee habits and longevity of almost 500,000 adults, says there's an unmistakable across-the-board increase in longevity among people who drink lots of coffee. (more...)
Shark bites and pulls woman into crocodile-infested waters Shark bites and pulls woman into crocodile-infested waters
- July 03, 2018

While everyone else was leaving fish in the water for the sharks to suck up into powerful, tooth-lined jaws, Brunning said she made the mistake of trying to feed one of the creatures by hand. Brunning continued with her two-week vacation but found out she suffered a torn ligament and fracture in her finger upon returning to her home in Perth. (more...)
Amazon primed for health Amazon primed for health
- July 03, 2018

Its pharmacy is based in Manchester, N.H., and its business operations are located in Somerville, Mass. Last year, billions of pounds were wiped off the value of Britain's Big Four supermarkets when Amazon revealed it had bought retailer Whole Foods. (more...)
Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes
- July 02, 2018

Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle. The study conducted by the team of researchers state that as of 2016, one in seven cases of the disease is directly caused by air pollution, which would amount to over 3 million cases in total. (more...)
Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to contaminated canal water Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to contaminated canal water
- July 02, 2018

Recent testing found the same genetic fingerprint of E. coli O157:H7 as the outbreak strain in samples of canal water from the Yuma region. The latest E. coli O157:H7, linked to those who fell ill. Ninety-six people required hospitalization and 5 people died-Arkansas, California, Minnesota (2), and NY. (more...)
Epic fail: 97 percent have dirty hands at dinner table, in kitchen Epic fail: 97 percent have dirty hands at dinner table, in kitchen
- July 01, 2018

Washing your hands is the absolute best way to avoid cross-contamination of bacteria in the kitchen. Preliminary results of the observational research showed some concerning results in the following categories. "They would have sat down at the dinner table and enjoyed that salad and it would have been contaminated with bacteria". Children, older adults and those with compromised immune systems are especially at risk. (more...)
Only about a quarter of U.S. adults get enough exercise
- July 01, 2018

Accompanying these guidelines, the agency launched a "Healthy People 2020" initiative in 2010. Between 2000 and 2014, public health officials in 35 states, plus Guam, reported a total of 140 disease outbreaks associated with swimming in untreated recreational waters - mainly at beaches and bodies of water in public parks, the report says. (more...)
Study of oldest-old shows they don't die fast Study of oldest-old shows they don't die fast
- July 01, 2018

The new study has demonstrated that while the risk of dying increases as we age - at 50, your chance of dying is three times higher than it was at 30 - once we reach the age of 105, that risk plateaus at 50%, meaning you have a 50% chance of living another year. (more...)
Jahi McMath, Girl At Center Of Debate Over Brain Death, Dies Jahi McMath, Girl At Center Of Debate Over Brain Death, Dies
- July 01, 2018

A mother who fought hard for her teenage daughter to stay on life support after being declared brain-dead almost five years ago has said goodbye to her child. "No one was listening to us", Winkfield recounted to the New Yorker in a story published earlier this year. The family continued their fight to get her death certificate rescinded and also sought damages from the children's hospital for allegedly botching the routine operation. (more...)
Seeing the same doctor 'a matter of life and death' Seeing the same doctor 'a matter of life and death'
- July 01, 2018

The study , a collaboration between St Leonard's Practice in Exeter and the University of Exeter Medical School , is published today in BMJ Open . According to analysis of 22 different studies from nine countries, including England, the risk of an early death is reduced by up to 53 per cent when a relationship with one family doctor has been established. (more...)
Justice Department Charges Over 600 People For Health Care Fraud Justice Department Charges Over 600 People For Health Care Fraud
- July 01, 2018

The Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against 601 people, including 76 physicians, for allegedly taking part in multi-billion-dollar profit-making schemes involving opioid painkillers. "These are despicable crimes", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. "By every measure we are more effective at finding and prosecuting medical fraud than ever". (more...)
Less Than 25% Of US Adults Get Enough Exercise — CDC
- July 01, 2018

The people aging from 18 to 64 years should be engaged in either 150 minutes of average physical activity or 75 minutes of strong physical activity every week, along with muscle strengthening activities for twice a week, as recommended by the United States Department of Health and Human Services . (more...)
‘Blood on his hands’: #Resistance rushes to blame Trump for Annapolis attack ‘Blood on his hands’: #Resistance rushes to blame Trump for Annapolis attack
- June 30, 2018

Despite the difficult balancing act facing Republicans, all three Democrats who met with Trump Thursday are facing difficult re-election races and could find it difficult to oppose the president's second pick. "And that's exactly what happened today", she said. Kennedy, center, joins other Supreme Court justices and officials at President Trump's inauguration in 2017. (more...)
WHO study shows new drug could save women’s lives during childbirth WHO study shows new drug could save women’s lives during childbirth
- June 30, 2018

After childbirth the placenta separates from the walls of the uterus and this leads to bleeding. A new study of almost 30,000 women in 10 countries found that injections of either heat-stable carbetocin or oxytocin immediately after birth were equally effective at preventing excessive bleeding, BBC News reported. (more...)
Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to tainted irrigation canal in Yuma
- June 30, 2018

Health officials say tainted canal water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce . Officials suspect cattle contaminated a nearby stream, and wild pigs roaming the area spread it to fields. (more...)
West Nile found in Oakland County mosquito pools
- June 30, 2018

The virus could cause potentially risky health issues in humans and is most commonly spread by mosquitos, television station KEPR reports. West Nile Virus can lead to a potentially deadly form of encephalitis. West Nile virus is transmitted to people through mosquito bites. Only one in 150 patients will develop serious symptoms, which can prove fatal. While there are no confirmed human cases of the virus in Oakland County, officials still urge residents to protect themselves and take ... (more...)
FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis FDA Approves First Medicine Derived from Cannabis
- June 30, 2018

While there have been other medications that mimic the natural cannabinoids found in cannabis that have received FDA approval, Epidiolex is the first non-synthetic medication to be derived directly from the cannabis plant. People with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome begin having frequent seizures in early childhood, usually between ages 3 and 5. It worked, and Sam has been free of the debilitating seizures for more than two years, and happily testified to the FDA to tell of the drug's success. (more...)
PA DEP: West Nile Virus pops up in The Valley again PA DEP: West Nile Virus pops up in The Valley again
- June 30, 2018

While there are no confirmed human cases of the virus in Oakland County, officials still urge residents to protect themselves and take necessary precautions. Most people infected with the virus have either no symptoms or experience a mild illness such as fever, headache, and body aches. Limit outdoor activity from dusk to dawn when mosquitoes are most active. (more...)
50-pound ovarian cyst removed from Alabama woman 50-pound ovarian cyst removed from Alabama woman
- June 30, 2018

Jones said . Eggs will typically burst through ovarian follicles during ovulation, but when a follicle continues to grow without releasing the egg, a cyst forms. "I remember telling my mom I knew they were going to fix it", said Rahn. "I legit looked like I was a solid 9 months pregnant", she said. In February, a 24-person team removed a 132-pound mucinous cyst from a CT woman's left ovary after she'd gained 10 pounds every week for two months, Fox 61 reported. (more...)
FDA approves first marijuana-based drug FDA approves first marijuana-based drug
- June 29, 2018

The FDA says this is the first drug of its kind approved in the US that contains a purified substance derived from the cannabis plant. But unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, it does not produce a high. "It's effective", he said . " Most of them are looking for some alternative to another prescription drug or narcotic and they are always looking to find that balance of life and comfort", Warde said. (more...)
Mass. reports 1st West Nile virus positive mosquito Mass. reports 1st West Nile virus positive mosquito
- June 29, 2018

KEELPNO said the patients are from western Attica, but noted that the virus' circulation areas in the current season can not be safely predicted, as WNV's epidemiology is determined by many factors. ■ Install or fix screens in your home so they are fit tightly. "No vaccine or specific antiviral treatments for West Nile virus infection are available", the CDC website states. (more...)
Amazon to acquire PillPack online pharmacy Amazon to acquire PillPack online pharmacy
- June 28, 2018

PillPack fits nicely into Bezos' broader healthcare goals, but it's possible that the startup remains exclusively in Amazon's realm. The deal - for which terms were not immediately disclosed - marks Amazon's latest push into the healthcare industry. (more...)
Rockford clinic hosts HIV awareness event Rockford clinic hosts HIV awareness event
- June 28, 2018

An HIV test could save lives - plus, it's quick, easy, and relatively painless. "If HIV is undetectable for six months, it becomes untransmittable". Addressing HIV stigma is central to ending the HIV epidemic because when people experience stigma, they are less likely to access HIV testing, adopt safe behaviors, or be adherent to their HIV medication. (more...)
Michigan's Mott, DeVos, Children's hospitals rank in list Michigan's Mott, DeVos, Children's hospitals rank in list
- June 28, 2018

Iowa's only nationally ranked children's hospital was ranked 36th in pediatric cancer; 49th in neonatology; 28th in pediatric nephrology; and 46th in pediatric orthopedics. The U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. Nationwide Children's Hospital has been ranked one of the best children's hospitals by the U.S. (more...)
Boulder County AIDS Project to offer free testing Boulder County AIDS Project to offer free testing
- June 28, 2018

She noted that the stigma around HIV and AIDS caused people to hide and to not get treated, by doing so, these people can infect others. According to the Bay County Health Department, past year more than 340,000 HIV tests were conducted throughout Florida. (more...)
Mom Shares Warning About Riding Down Slide With a Child Mom Shares Warning About Riding Down Slide With a Child
- June 28, 2018

It was bad, especially feeling like I put her in that position. After her daughter suffered a serious injury in 2015, mother-of-three Heather Clare wrote an important PSA on Facebook, warning parents that even though they think they are taking precautions by going down slides with their kids on their laps, they are actually putting their children's bodies in serious danger. (more...)