Medicine


AMA president Tony Bartone vows to safeguard patient privacy in My Health AMA president Tony Bartone vows to safeguard patient privacy in My Health
- July 28, 2018

Australian Medical Association president Dr Tony Bartone says that he has received written undertakings from health minister Greg Hunt and the Department of Health that an individual's My Health Record data will not be accessed by law enforcement agencies in the absence of a court order. (more...)
Putin ‘ready’ for talks with Trump either in Moscow or in Washington
- July 28, 2018

His initial remarks raised concerns that Mr. Trump trusted the Russian leader's denial of such interference in American over the conclusions of the entire USA intelligence apparatus. "You ask her if we ever used the word 'ban , '" Shine told reporters outside the White House on Thursday about CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins. (more...)
Lowering blood pressure cuts risk of memory decline Lowering blood pressure cuts risk of memory decline
- July 28, 2018

From the liver, which produces them, the plasmalogens travel to other organs and the brain through the bloodstream, and their levels can be measured through specific tests elaborated by Dr. The Alfred module is a live-action film, depicting the world as experienced by a 74-year-old with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), macular degeneration and high frequency hearing loss. (more...)
FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Endometriosis Pain FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Endometriosis Pain
- July 27, 2018

People suffering with endometriosis pain have a new drug to consider. The drug, which will be sold under the name Orilissa , is expected to be available in US pharmacies in August, and will carry a list price of about $850 per month, or just over $10,100 per year. (more...)
China Arrests 15 For Vaccine Fraud China Arrests 15 For Vaccine Fraud
- July 27, 2018

The Chinese biologics manufacturer at the center of a vaccine scandal said its chairman was taken away by police, signaling that Beijing is intensifying its crackdown on wrongdoing in the industry. They have slumped 47 percent since mid July. The Changsheng case is the latest in a slew of scandals that has plagued China's pharmaceutical industry in recent years. (more...)
Mosquitos in St. Charles County test positive for West Nile Virus Mosquitos in St. Charles County test positive for West Nile Virus
- July 27, 2018

West Nile virus is transmitted to people by infected mosquitoes. Most people infected with the virus show no symptoms of illness but some develop symptoms such as high fever and nausea. Residents are encouraged to check the Personal Protection Index on the Health Department's website at dupagehealth.org/WestNileVirus/PPI for up-to-date information on West Nile virus activity. (more...)
Boys to get HPV jab in fight against infections from sex Boys to get HPV jab in fight against infections from sex
- July 26, 2018

It is thought the vaccine will also help reduce the overall number of cervical cancers in women , though a process known as "herd immunity". He said that the vaccine was one of the most cost effective vaccines for protection of girl child from cervical cancer and in more than 70 courtries of the world. (more...)
20 teen girls infected with HIV every hour 20 teen girls infected with HIV every hour
- July 26, 2018

Recent data from the UNAIDS 2018 report released last week revealed that reaching more men with HIV testing and treatment is critical to breaking cycles of HIV transmission and reducing HIV incidence among young women. "Unless we can reach young people and curb the epidemic among them... then we're not going to meet the targets" of the United Nations to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. (more...)
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly shooting spree in Toronto ISIS claims responsibility for deadly shooting spree in Toronto
- July 26, 2018

Faisal Hussain , who police say carried out the shooting, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Ontario Special Investigations Unit said it was releasing his name due "to the exceptional circumstances of this tragic incident". "And it's a thank you to the first responders", he said. Maybe it's got something to do with the ubiquity of rancid disinformation and malicious pseudo-news these days that a meanness and heartlessness so quickly intruded into what was, in the early goings, a moment of ... (more...)
Heat radiates across Southwest; Death Valley hottest Heat radiates across Southwest; Death Valley hottest
- July 26, 2018

Thursday. The San Diego area endured some wilting temperatures Monday- almost 120 degrees in one desert locale - at the outset of an intense summer hot spell that promises even more extreme heat before it's over. The NWS issued a High Surf Advisory that lasts until 9 p.m. Wednesday. "When temperatures are high, even a few hours of exertion may cause severe dehydration, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke", said Dr. (more...)
Ritz Crackers Are Being Recalled Over Possible Salmonella Risk Ritz Crackers Are Being Recalled Over Possible Salmonella Risk
- July 26, 2018

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company has also recalled Captain John Derst's Old Fashioned Bread. Pepperidge Farm has been notified by one of its ingredient suppliers that whey powder in a seasoning that is applied to four varieties of crackers has been the subject of a recall by the whey powder manufacturer due to the potential presence of Salmonella . (more...)
Investors watching Technical Indicators on LifePoint Health, Inc. (LPNT) Investors watching Technical Indicators on LifePoint Health, Inc. (LPNT)
- July 26, 2018

Institutional Ownership/ Insider Ownership: LifePoint Health, Inc . institutional ownership is held at 0% while insider ownership was 2.4%. The newly-formed company will be privately held, continue to operate under the LifePoint Health name and be led by Bill Carpenter, the current LifePoint chairman and chief executive officer. (more...)
‘No evidence to support’ ISIS claim of responsibility for Toronto attack ‘No evidence to support’ ISIS claim of responsibility for Toronto attack
- July 26, 2018

So, given what Callimachi says in #7, combined with what CBS News reported yesterday, there is at least some reason to think this is a case of a self-radicalized individual who was inspired but not necessarily directed by ISIS. "He always was smiling", she said, adding they lived in the same building in Thorncliffe Park, a 21-story grey building that's home to immigrants and Canadians alike. (more...)
Global warming is making more people kill themselves Global warming is making more people kill themselves
- July 25, 2018

In addition, changing climate helps the carriers of unsafe diseases to spread into new territories. The findings, which appear today in Nature Climate Change , are striking and sobering: An additional 21,000 people may die by suicide by 2050 in parts of the US and Mexico due to rising temperatures . (more...)
CDC investigating Salmonella outbreaks linked to live poultry in backyard flocks
- July 25, 2018

The infections, which began in February of this year, have led to 34 people being hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems. (more...)
New Zealand scientists disappointed Viagra trial on pregnant women called off New Zealand scientists disappointed Viagra trial on pregnant women called off
- July 25, 2018

The drug, also called sildenafil, was administered in the hope it would boost the health of babies suffering from severe stunted growth in the womb, by increasing blood flow through the placenta. Health Canada said in an emailed statement that it has contacted the University of British Columbia concerning the Canadian trial. "We had made peace with the fact that our daughter Olivia died eight days after birth", she told the NOS news channel. (more...)
AHS cautions about potential of West Nile virus AHS cautions about potential of West Nile virus
- July 24, 2018

The Mississippi State Department of Health reports its second human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in 2018. Most people who become infected with West Nile virus experience no symptoms or a mild, flu-like illness. Make sure window and door screens are in good fix to prevent mosquito entry. Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels. (more...)
'Dangerous complacency' warnings at world AIDS conference 'Dangerous complacency' warnings at world AIDS conference
- July 24, 2018

During the conference , France will urge the worldwide community to mobilize to ensure the success of the Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS , Tuberculosis and Malaria, which will be held in France at President Macron's invitation in 2019. (more...)
China Premier Orders Probe Into Vaccine Makers After Violations China Premier Orders Probe Into Vaccine Makers After Violations
- July 24, 2018

Also on Monday, police in Changchun, Jilin province, where the company is based, announced that they have arrested four company executives, including Chairwoman Gao Junfang. Changchun Changsheng said Sunday it had already halted production of a diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine that regulators found past year to be sub-standard. (more...)
Man dies from infection that he got from eating oyster in Florida
- July 24, 2018

This is the first confirmed case and death from Vibrio vulnificus in Sarasota County this year. Most oyster-related infections caused by the Vibrio family of bacteria (also called vibriosis) result only in gastrointestinal illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), but serious cases can lead to bloodstream infections and skin lesions. (more...)
Officials say 2 cases of Legionnaires’ at Laughlin casino Officials say 2 cases of Legionnaires’ at Laughlin casino
- July 23, 2018

The Health Department is urging residents in the area with respiratory symptoms, such as fever, cough, chills and muscle aches, to promptly seek medical attention. Most people contract the disease by inhaling mist or vapor from a water source contaminated with the bacteria. Symptoms generally are felt within 10-14 days. (more...)
Americans Dying of Liver Disease, Doctors Blaming Alcohol Drinking Americans Dying of Liver Disease, Doctors Blaming Alcohol Drinking
- July 23, 2018

Tapper suspects that economics have a lot to do with increased alcohol consumption in younger people. "These are deaths of despair", Tapper, an assistant professor of gastroenterology at the University of MI, told HealthDay . "These data underscore gaps in care and opportunities for prevention" they conclude. Overall, deaths due to liver cancer more than doubled, increasing from 5,112 to 11,073 annually. (more...)
Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries
- July 23, 2018

Essure consists of two sets of small metal coils that are inserted through the vagina and cervix into the fallopian tubes. The FDA's April action was a "unique type of restriction " in which it imposed additional requirements "to provide a reasonable assurance of the device's safety and effectiveness", Gottlieb said. (more...)
Bird tests positive for West Nile virus in Milwaukee County Bird tests positive for West Nile virus in Milwaukee County
- July 22, 2018

At this time, no human cases have been confirmed in any Coastal Health district county, which includes Glynn and Chatham counties. About 1 in 5 people who are infected will develop mild symptoms, like a fever, headache and body aches. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by either draining or getting rid of items that hold water. Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in ver baths weekly. (more...)
Complaint: CVS Pharmacist Refused to Fill Prescription for Transgender Woman Complaint: CVS Pharmacist Refused to Fill Prescription for Transgender Woman
- July 22, 2018

Last month, Arizona's Family told the story of a Peoria woman whose pharmacist refused to fill a prescription to end her pregnancy after a doctor told her the fetus was no longer viable. Pop culture junkie. Dolly Parton once ruffled my hair and said I was "just the cutest thing ever". "I have contacted CVS' corporate complaint line multiple times, but no one has addressed my concerns or offered me an apology", she wrote. (more...)
Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Raw Turkey, Including Pet Food Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Raw Turkey, Including Pet Food
- July 22, 2018

At this time, the CDC hasn't advised consumers to avoid eating fully cooked turkey products or told retailers to take those products off the shelves. In interviews with people that have gotten sick, they reported eating different types and brands of turkey products purchased from many different locations. (more...)
Merck Lowers Cost Of Zepatier, Says Its Committed To Avoiding Price Hikes Merck Lowers Cost Of Zepatier, Says Its Committed To Avoiding Price Hikes
- July 22, 2018

Several major pharmaceutical companies lowered their spending on lobbyists in the second quarter of 2018, a time of uncertainty as President Donald Trump's administration continued its campaign to lower drug costs for consumers. Trump announced in May a plan to lower drug prices by, among other things, giving the government better tools to negotiate drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries and counter foreign government regulations that often keep drug prices artificially low. (more...)
Four Ways To Outsmart Breast Cancer Four Ways To Outsmart Breast Cancer
- July 21, 2018

While it still needs to be confirmed independently, it does point to the possibility that you should be eating well before your head hits the pillow, a suggestion which can also potentially help fight weight gain . The study found that among its participants, women who consumed over 5.5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day had an 11 per cent lower chance of developing breast cancer than those who consumed 2.5 portions of fresh produce or lower. (more...)
KDHE issues West Nile virus warning in northeast Kansas KDHE issues West Nile virus warning in northeast Kansas
- July 21, 2018

The Winnebago County Health Department says it has positively identified one mosquito pool as having West Nile virus. DHHS is not releasing more specifics on the case to protect patient confidentiality. The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District, a local government agency tasked with monitoring and reducing mosquito-borne illnesses, said that with the positive identification in Wilmette, all 13 of the north suburban communities that the agency serves has now had a positive batch of ... (more...)
US Salmonella Outbreak: 40 People Hospitalized in 26 States
- July 20, 2018

Ninety people infected with the outbreak have been reported from 26 states, with one case in Hawaii. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the mishandling of turkey might be the cause of the new widespread Salmonella outbreak that has already reached more than half of the 50 states. (more...)