Medicine


NY health officials: Protect yourself from West Nile Virus NY health officials: Protect yourself from West Nile Virus
- August 28, 2018

Please continue to take precautions to avoid illness spread by mosquitos. The Kent County Health Department said the resident was a man in his 80s, and he was the first reported hospitalization due to West Nile in the county. While most people infected with the virus show no symptoms, others can develop fever, headache, body aches and stiffness. "It's a much quieter mosquito and it's smaller than the usual mosquitoes we see in May and June", Opondo said. (more...)
Warning after blood-sucking 'kissing bugs' spread deadly disease
- August 28, 2018

The triatomine bugs, which can cause health issues such as heart failure or sudden death, have been moving into the state and causing infections, according to a new report by the American Heart Association , which found that 300,000 peoole in the United States have been infected. (more...)
What Will Happen to John McCain's Senate Seat?
- August 27, 2018

Presidents past and present joined members of Congress from both parties and world leaders in mourning Senator John McCain and praising him for a lifetime of service and accomplishments. A day after McCain's death, political types from Arizona to Washington were buzzing with options. McCain and former Sen. Many acknowledged that they didn't always see eye to eye with McCain but they never lost respect for him. (more...)
Congo Approves Four More Experimental Ebola Therapies Congo Approves Four More Experimental Ebola Therapies
- August 27, 2018

There were also 11 cases of Ebola in the United States tied to the outbreak , including four deaths. North Kivu is overrun by ADF Ugandan Islamist militia members, and this makes providing aid a highly risky proposition. An already bad situation was made much worse when a vaccination center located in Manbangu was destroyed by fire. The ministry said that since august 8, more than 1,600 people have been vaccinated in Mabalako and Beni in North Kivu province and in Mandima in Ituri ... (more...)
British women now among top drinkers in the world British women now among top drinkers in the world
- August 26, 2018

Overall, drinking was the seventh leading risk factor for premature death and disease in 2016, accounting for just over two percent of deaths in women and almost seven percent in men. "Although the health risks associated with alcohol start off being small with one drink a day , they then rise rapidly as people drink more", said study leader Max Griswold of the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation . (more...)
'Patriot,' 'Hero,' 'American Original': Politicians Remember John McCain
- August 26, 2018

On Aug. 24, McCain's family announced that he was discontinuing his cancer treatment. "Karen and I send our deepest condolences to Cindy and the entire McCain family on the passing of Senator John McCain ", the vice president said. (more...)
Nation Mourns the Passing of Sen. John McCain Nation Mourns the Passing of Sen. John McCain
- August 26, 2018

A statement from the Senator's office confirmed the Senator was surrounded by his wife Cindy and his family when he passed. "As we mourn his passing and celebrate his truly phenomenal life, we're also faced with the void John McCain's absence leaves in the heart and soul of our nation". (more...)
Boozing women in their 50s in Ireland are drinking more than youngsters Boozing women in their 50s in Ireland are drinking more than youngsters
- August 25, 2018

Researchers found alcohol use was the leading risk factor for death and disability and accounted for almost 10 per cent of annual global deaths -about 2.8 million annually. These include that they're often self-reported, which relies on people recalling their drinking habits , which is subject to human error; or based on alcohol sales data, which doesn't always provide an accurate picture of people's individual consumption levels. (more...)
Two new West Nile virus cases in PMH region Two new West Nile virus cases in PMH region
- August 25, 2018

Another case was reported in early August in the Southern Health region. The Department of Public Health said Friday that none of the cases were fatal, though two required hospitalization. They typically feed during the night time and their bites are hard to notice. Area residents should eliminate any standing water around their property and take protective measures to avoid mosquito bites. (more...)
Prosecutors: Story of man urinating on black girl made up
- August 25, 2018

The incident was first reported on Thursday and involved a 5-year-old girl in the 1000 block of Leonard Street NW. Police say no charges will be filed against David Dean, 60, who was accused of urinating on a child earlier this week. NAACP Grand Rapids Chapter President Cle Jackson calls for the harshest charges possible against Dean, including criminal sexual conduct, in response to Dean accused of urinating on a child then calling her the n-word. (more...)
Sen. John McCain decides to cancel medical treatment Sen. John McCain decides to cancel medical treatment
- August 25, 2018

He then began an aggressive treatment regimen. They thanked the caregivers who had supported him and showed kindness, as well as the people who had expressed their support and kept him in their prayers. He called on lawmakers to "return to the correct way of legislating and send the bill back to committee, hold hearings, receive input from both sides of aisle, heed the recommendations of nation's governors, and produce a bill that finally delivers affordable health care for the American ... (more...)
A Child of a Neanderthal and a Denisovan has Recently been Identified A Child of a Neanderthal and a Denisovan has Recently been Identified
- August 25, 2018

Modern humans, Neanderthals and Denisovan got to know each other pretty well, and records of those steamy nights are written all over our genes. A Denisovan tooth was found in 2010, and bone in 2013, that suggested early Europeans were more closely related to Denisovans than Neanderthals. (more...)
Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison' According To Harvard Scientist Coconut Oil Is 'Pure Poison' According To Harvard Scientist
- August 24, 2018

Chan School of Public Health proclaimed that "coconut oil is one of the worst foods you can eat " and is " pure poison " despite its reputation as a healthy food, as reported by Business Insider . Her warning is based on the high proportion of saturated fat in coconut oil, according to The Guardian . United Kingdom guidelines encourage people to swap saturated fats for unsaturated fats . (more...)
First Reports Of Gruesome Flesh-Eating STD Spark Warnings First Reports Of Gruesome Flesh-Eating STD Spark Warnings
- August 24, 2018

Donovanosis is an STD caused by a bacterium called Klebsiella granulomatis , according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH ). That's nothing to do with 1980s Aussie crooner and Neighbours superstar Jason, but rather a sexually transmitted infection that in its later stages can cause genital ulcers that eventually rupture and eat the surrounding flesh. (more...)
Record high measles cases hit Europe Record high measles cases hit Europe
- August 24, 2018

The previous highest annual total was 23,927 cases in 2017. The highest numbers have been seen in London (281), South East (166), South West (139), West Midlands (84) and Yorkshire and Humberside (75). In 2016, a study by eBioMedecine revealed that France was the country in the world that was most skeptical about vaccinations, with 41 percent of those surveyed saying they felt that vaccines were not "safe". (more...)
Former CDC director arrested on sex abuse charge Former CDC director arrested on sex abuse charge
- August 24, 2018

According to the New York Police Department, Frieden is accused of touching a woman's buttocks without permission on October 20, 2017. The victim and Frieden, 57, knew each other, police sources said, though they were not believed to have had an intimate relationship. (more...)
DRC approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak DRC approves 4 experimental Ebola treatments in outbreak
- August 24, 2018

The current Ebola outbreak began on August 1 in Mangina in North Kivu . The virus which is transmitted by bats was first discovered in DRC in 1976 and named after the Ebola river. The health ministry added that "four additional experimental therapeutic molecules" had been approved by its ethics committee for treating infected patients. (more...)
There’s No Safe Level of Alcohol Consumption, According to New Study
- August 24, 2018

The 4pc of the population whose drinking is considered harmful - more than 35 units a week for women and more than 50 for men - account for nearly a quarter (23pc) of revenue, analysis by researchers at the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS) and the University of Sheffield's alcohol research group suggests. (more...)
Harvard professor: Coconut oil is pure poison Harvard professor: Coconut oil is pure poison
- August 24, 2018

A Harvard professor has called coconut oil "pure poison" in a speech delivered in Germany and claimed that it is bad for humans despite recent research outcome to the contrary. Coconut oil has a long history of use in some parts of the world, particularly in Kerala, a tropical state in southern India. Research has found a mixed bag when it comes to saturated fats, and coconut oil in particular. (more...)
New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: What You Need to Know New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines: What You Need to Know
- August 24, 2018

And Dr. Owens says while Pap tests should be repeated every three years, women can wait five years between HPV tests. Since its introduction 75 years ago, exfoliative cytology commonly known as the Pap test has been the "gold-standard" screening test for cervical cancer . (more...)
Coconut Is 'Pure Poison' Claim: Experts Weight the Facts
- August 23, 2018

Many may disagree with Dr Michels claims, but nutritionists say that there's no proof to back the fact that coconut oil is a healthy food. Coconut oil has been touted as a superfood that offers numerous health benefits such as weight loss and improved overall health, but Karin Michels of Harvard T.H. (more...)
Bacteria Enzyme Can Transform Type A Blood to Type O Blood Bacteria Enzyme Can Transform Type A Blood to Type O Blood
- August 23, 2018

This ability has been known about for some time. Before it can be used in clinical settings, the enzyme used would need to remove all of the antigens . Burn and accident victims as well as patients undergoing surgery are all dependent on the availability of blood and platelets, but with critically low blood supplies, they may not be able to receive treatment, Healthline noted . (more...)
Number of cases of West Nile virus in Attica increases Number of cases of West Nile virus in Attica increases
- August 23, 2018

Surveillance includes screening the blood supply and reporting human and animal cases. Although the risk of infection from handling birds is very low, the health authority warns that wild birds should not be handled using bare hands. Horse owners are advised to contact veterinarians for information about equine vaccines. Prevent mosquito breeding around your home and remove standing water; change water in bird baths twice a week; unclog rain gutters; install a pump in ornamental ponds or ... (more...)
Your office could be harming your health Your office could be harming your health
- August 23, 2018

Sternberg and her colleagues tried to find an association between office layouts and stress levels of 231 U.S. government employees. A team of U.S. researchers said that office environments have previously been linked to workplace-related illness and stress, yet little is known about whether office workstation types influence physical activity or stress. (more...)
Low and high carbohydrate diets cut life expectancy, study finds Low and high carbohydrate diets cut life expectancy, study finds
- August 22, 2018

The researchers concluded those with the lowest risk of an early death followed a diet made up of 50-55 percent carbohydrates. Now, we live in a world where low-carb diets are "goals" on Instagram and, as part of a society obsessed with weight loss, we avoid all carbs at all costs as if they're not a vital source of energy. (more...)
Mosquiotos test positive for West Nile virus in Tooele County Mosquiotos test positive for West Nile virus in Tooele County
- August 22, 2018

Last week, Fort Bend County Road and Bridge was notified of one sample of trapped mosquitoes that tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV). The best way to prevent West Nile disease or any other mosquito-borne illness is to reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home and to take personal precautions to avoid mosquito bites . (more...)
NYU School of Medicine teams up with Facebook to improve MRIs
- August 22, 2018

Additionally, the researchers believe this use of AI could be applied to CT scans as well. Sodickson serves as the vice chair for research and director of the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research at NYU, which has been pursuing the idea of using AI for MRIs since 2016. (more...)
Anthem Ties-Up With Walmart For Over-The-Counter Drugs Anthem Ties-Up With Walmart For Over-The-Counter Drugs
- August 22, 2018

Leerink analyst Ana Gupte said the collaboration emphasizes Anthem's increasing focus and success on Medicare Advantage growth post the margin turnaround, adding the tie-up modestly dampens the likelihood of a near-term Humana deal or JV with Walmart. (more...)
Vaping 'can damage DNA - and may increase the risk of cancer'
- August 22, 2018

Balbo's team is exposomics, which is the study of the totality of environmental influences to which humans are exposed through their lifetimes. But she added that this study on its own does not prove that e-cigarettes cause cancer, only that the devices produce chemicals that damage DNA in ways that can lead to cancer. (more...)
Mollie Tibbetts: Murder Charge Filed In Case Of Iowa Student Found Dead Mollie Tibbetts: Murder Charge Filed In Case Of Iowa Student Found Dead
- August 22, 2018

Tibbetts vanished on July 18 from her hometown of Brooklyn. a town of about 1,400 in central Iowa . They'd also interviewed almost 1,500 people . Last week, officials announced that they were narrowing their search to five locations in Brooklyn: a auto wash, two local farms, a truck stop, and her boyfriend's home. (more...)