Medical

Doctors welcome possible 'holy grail of cancer research'

Doctors welcome possible 'holy grail of cancer research' In a study of more than 1,400 people, the triple test achieved up to 90 per cent accuracy. The test was administered on 749 cancer-free patients and 878 with newly diagnosed but untreated cancer. Klein and his fellow researchers plan on presenting their findings to the annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago. Test results can be expected in about two weeks fro... [Full Article...]

Kozhikode: Two more die due to Nipah, toll rises to 16

Kozhikode: Two more die due to Nipah, toll rises to 16 And while the new academic year began on Friday in all schools in the state, schools in Kozhikode will open only on June 5. Saritha said the contact list of those under observation has now been widened to 1,353 people, The Hindu reported. [Full Article...]

Coli outbreak in lettuce spreads even futrther, more deaths confirmed

Coli outbreak in lettuce spreads even futrther, more deaths confirmed Romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region in Arizona is thought to be the source of the latest outbreak, although the Food and Drug Administration says no single grower, distributor or region can account for the spread. The first illnesses occurred in March, and the most recent began on May 12, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The recent E. [Full Article...]

Virginia Senate Backs Medicaid Expansion, Promising Health Coverage To Almost 400,000

Virginia Senate Backs Medicaid Expansion, Promising Health Coverage To Almost 400,000 The bill now heads to the House of Delegates, who voted for Medicaid expansion earlier this year, to be approved. Sen. Tommy Norment led the charge against expansion, citing concerns that it would lead to heavy costs for the state in the future and said the debate has gotten too negative. [Full Article...]

Looking to quit smoking? Here’s one way

Looking to quit smoking? Here’s one way This year the campaign will be titled "Tobacco Breaks Hearts" and is primarily centered around how smoking tobacco causes various heart and cardiovascular diseases, according to the World Heart Foundation . Vatican initativePope Francis is among the many who has added his weight against smoking . Tobacco use has been linked to more than seven million deaths worldwide each year, including som... [Full Article...]

First West Nile mosquitoes found in Chicago's north suburbs

First West Nile mosquitoes found in Chicago's north suburbs Most people who are infected with West Nile virus do not get sick. Four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms , which include fever, nausea, headache and muscle aches. The West Nile virus transmits via culex pipiens mosquito bite which contract the disease when they bite an infected bird, said the press release. [Full Article...]

Glasses wearers really are more intelligent - it's in the genes

Glasses wearers really are more intelligent - it's in the genes In the study, the participants from the three existing cohorts were all of the European ancestries and aged between 16 and 102, and among this group, those who exhibited higher intelligence were 28 percent more likely to need glasses or contact lenses and 32 percent more likely to be shortsighted. [Full Article...]

Number of Texans sickened by E. coli from romaine lettuce rises

In total, 197 people across 35 states have become sick since March 13 . Canadian health officials also recently identified E. coli cases in several provinces that could potentially be linked to the outbreak in the United States. After the initial outbreak, the CDC issued a warning on romaine lettuce. The reported strain of E. coli , which produces poisonous substances known as Shiga toxins, ... [Full Article...]

Sanilac Relay for Life fundraiser this Saturday

Sanilac Relay for Life fundraiser this Saturday All cancer survivors in the two counties are welcome to attend. "It has such an impact on you, you wouldn't believe it", she said. "Hearing that I had cancer was probably the scariest thing I've ever had to hear". No one understands how vital these services are more than local cancer survivor who utilized the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery, Hope Lodge or another vital program. [Full Article...]

27-year old soldier dies of suspected Nipah virus infection

27-year old soldier dies of suspected Nipah virus infection The blood samples of the patient, sent for testing to the National Institute of Virology in Pune, have come out negative for the virus , Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said today. The condition of two confirmed Nipah patients at the medical college hospital remained unchanged. Luby said hospital-based transmission poses a significant concern for Nipah and other infectious agents. [Full Article...]

Cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50

Cancer group says colon screening should start at 45, not 50 The updated guidelines come on the heels of what seems to be a rise in colorectal cancer among younger adults. Those at high risk, especially African Americans, Native Americans, or those like Fiske who have a family history should get screened at an even younger age. [Full Article...]

First 3D printed human corneas made by Newcastle University scientists

First 3D printed human corneas made by Newcastle University scientists That said, it's an awesome first step towards a solution, and could eventually give us an unlimited supply of corneas for transplant, anywhere in the world. The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIBP) estimates more than two million people, or one in 30, in the United Kingdom live with sight loss. [Full Article...]

Councils 'need greater tools to tackle childhood obesity'

Councils 'need greater tools to tackle childhood obesity' The Health and Social Care Committee has published its latest report on childhood obesity , entitled Childhood obesity: Time for action , which outlines the issues facing British children's well-being with regard to food habits and fitness. [Full Article...]

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin As a result, the team found that the mean heart rate was significantly increased after the gum trial. Volunteers were divided into two groups. The second group also walked for 15 minutes but swallowed a powder containing the same ingredients as the gum (which didn't require any chewing). [Full Article...]

Nipah virus: UAE bans import of fruits, vegetables from Kerala

Mohandas said , as officials continue to try to track the root of the outbreak. According to a report by NDTV , the soldier identified as Seenu Prasad, hailed from Kerala and was posted at Fort William in Kolkata . Kolkata: A soldier from Kerala died of suspected Nipah virus infection , a defence spokesman said on Wednesday. Nipah Virus (NiV) infection in humans has a range of clinical ... [Full Article...]

Most vitamin and mineral supplements are useless, new study suggests

Most vitamin and mineral supplements are useless, new study suggests The results suggest that many multivitamins as well as vitamin C, D, and calcium supplements have no positive cardiovascular benefits, failing to affect the rates of heart disease, heart attack, or stroke. Now our diets are a lot better than they was; in many nations, We've Got access to all Sorts of meals as a Result of this worldwide food trade-that Means we do not require multivitamin pil... [Full Article...]

Roseanne says she was 'Ambien tweeting' when racist comment was made

Roseanne says she was 'Ambien tweeting' when racist comment was made Bob Iger, the chief executive of Disney, which owns ABC , expressed his support for the network's decision and later called Jarrett to apologise, which prompted the President's response. It tweeted that maybe the audience would prefer one of its own shows instead . "One stupid joke in a lifetime of fighting 4 civil rights 4 all minorities, against networks, studios, at the expense of my nervous... [Full Article...]

Colon cancer screening should begin at 45-American Cancer Society

New guidelines released Wednesday recommend USA adults start colon cancer screening earlier, at age 45 instead of 50. The new guidelines came after research showed a 51 percent increase in colorectal cancer among people under 50 since 1994, and an accompanying rise in death rates. [Full Article...]

AI can beat doctors in diagnosing skin cancer, report

The computer is made up of an artificial network of nerves that mimic the processes of the brain as it computes information taken in from the eyes. A team of Germany , United States, and France conducted a research in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology was asked to distinguish skin lesions (cancerous cells) from benign (normal) ones among 100,000 images. [Full Article...]

Deep Learning Network can Diagnose Skin Cancer Better Than Dermatologists

To be fair, the performance of the human dermatologists improved when they were provided more information about the patients - including age, gender, and position of the lesion - plus close-up images of skin lesions of the cases. "After finishing the training, we created two test sets of images from the Heidelberg library that had never been used for training and therefore were unknown to th... [Full Article...]


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