Medical

United Nations chief calls for more efforts to prevent new AIDS infections

United Nations chief calls for more efforts to prevent new AIDS infections The reports were highest in the Eastern European region at 130,000. The rate in the East - 51.1 new cases diagnosed per 100,000 people - was "disproportionately higher" than in the West, which had a rate of 6.4 new cases per 100,000 people, the reportfound. [Full Article...]

Claim of Creating Genetically Edited Babies Prompts Ethics Dispute

Claim of Creating Genetically Edited Babies Prompts Ethics Dispute The second potential pregnancy is in a very early stage and needs more time to be monitored to see if it will last, Dr He said . He, a former Stanford University postdoctoral fellow who is based at China's Southern University of Science and Technology, said that his team first worked on mice and monkey embryos using a cutting-edge gene-editing technology known as CRISPR to disable a gene ... [Full Article...]

'MONSTROUS' scientist 'makes world's first gene-edited babies' in HIV test

'MONSTROUS' scientist 'makes world's first gene-edited babies' in HIV test He's claim moves human germline genome editing from the lab to the delivery room - something other scientists might have been thinking about despite ethical concerns . Mr. He made his announcement Sunday in a YouTube video . He also invited viewers to send comments to his lab and to the two babies, named Lula and Nana. [Full Article...]

Only romaine from certain parts of California should be avoided, FDA says

Only romaine from certain parts of California should be avoided, FDA says Though there is likely romaine lettuce coming from non-contaminated regions in the USA, the FDA says the U.S. market should have a "clean break" in the romaine lettuce supply chain in order to ensure that all possibly contaminated lettuce is purged from the market. [Full Article...]

20% Rise in Insulin Use by 2030, Study Says

20% Rise in Insulin Use by 2030, Study Says Going by the numbers, 79 million people with type 2 diabetes will need insulin in the coming 12 years, while the insulin required to treat type 2 diabetes is expected to increase by around 20%. The quantity of grown-ups with type 2 diabetes is estimated to surge throughout the following 12 years because of urbanization, development, and related changes in eating routine and physical activities. [Full Article...]

CDC: Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce, Period

CDC: Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce, Period One of the hospitalized people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially life-threatening form of kidney failure. People in this outbreak were infected with the same type of E. Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored. No deaths have been reported, but 13 of the people who became sick in the United States were hospitalized. [Full Article...]

Limiting social media use can alleviate the feeling of loneliness and depression

Limiting social media use can alleviate the feeling of loneliness and depression Limiting the use of Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat directly leads to reductions in loneliness and depression , according to a recent study published by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania. "When you're not busy getting sucked into clickbait social media, you're actually spending more time on things that are more likely to make you feel better about your life". [Full Article...]

Farmers must cut down antibiotic use in their animals, experts warn

Farmers must cut down antibiotic use in their animals, experts warn Cayman's top health officials said on Thursday (15 November), it is not just patients who need to take heed of the issues surrounding resistance to antibiotics. According to the Vermont Department of Health, this Halloween season brought with it an outbreak of a stomach bug that is resistant to most antibiotics that would be used to treat it. [Full Article...]

Opt-out period for My Health Record extended

Opt-out period for My Health Record extended One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, who moved the Senate amendment to extend the date, said website crashes had made it hard for some people to opt out. "To my knowledge, there is now no public disclosure of the precise security controls and technologies deployed for My Health Record, nor have audits been published or even their summaries", Ralph Holz, an expert in cybersecurity from the University ... [Full Article...]

New federal fitness guidelines say any exercise is good

New federal fitness guidelines say any exercise is good Experts say starting young encourages lifelong healthy habits so children ages six through 17 should do at least an h. The Guidelines spell out what ACE Certified Health Coaches and others like them do daily, which is help individuals set physical activity goals, monitor progress toward those goals, generate social support and self-reward. [Full Article...]

Withings Pulse HR smart band unveiled

Withings Pulse HR smart band unveiled Unfortunately, the Pulse HR doesn't have built-in Global Positioning System. The Withings Pulse HR is more of a traditional fitness tracker rather than a smartwatch, like the Steel HR Sport from September. Steel HR Sport users are measured on their heart's and the muscles' ability to convert oxygen into energy during physical exercise. Withings says there are modes for over 30 different ... [Full Article...]

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2018 Dr Suzanne Hill, Director of the Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products at WHO explains: "Overuse and misuse of antibiotics are the leading causes of antimicrobial resistance". "We need to use the antibiotics that are still effective as wisely as possible, ensuring they are only given to patients and animals who really need them", says Dr Millar. [Full Article...]

Rauners Get Their Flu Shots; Encourage Others to Do the Same

MeiLan Han, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Health System and director of the Michigan Airways Program. The influenza vaccine is safe and recommended for anyone over the age of 6 months. Flu shots were available to students, staff and faculty at a cost of $15 and supplies are limited. "Thanks to the help of the Somerset County Department of Health, we will be adm... [Full Article...]

Uganda vaccinates front-line health operatives against Ebola

Uganda vaccinates front-line health operatives against Ebola A total of 2,100 doses of the "rVSV-Ebola" vaccine will be administered to the health workers to protect them against the type of Ebola virus strain that is now circulating in some parts of DRC. Officials fear the epidemic will spread from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo and are implementing the plan so healthcare workers don't catch the virus and spread it. [Full Article...]

Morning People '40% Less Likely To Develop Breast Cancer' Than Night Owls

Morning People '40% Less Likely To Develop Breast Cancer' Than Night Owls Their findings were presented at the 2018 National Cancer Research Institute ( NCRI ) conference in Glasgow. It said in a statement that the breast cancer awareness week was observed around the world in the month of October, as an annual worldwide campaign organised by major breast cancer charities to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, preve... [Full Article...]

FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl

FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb issued an unusual statement saying he would seek more authority for the agency to consider whether there are too many similar drugs on the market, which might allow the agency to turn down future applications for new opioid approvals. [Full Article...]

Magaya apologises for 'rushed' HIV/Aids 'cure' claims

Magaya apologises for 'rushed' HIV/Aids 'cure' claims Efforts to get a comment from prophet Magaya were unsuccessful at the time of going to print. Government on Monday, however, dismissed the claims saying prophet Magaya had not yet submitted Aguma for review and assessment as a herbal supplement and people should not buy medicines from unapproved and unlicensed persons. [Full Article...]

NY state health insurance marketplace open for enrollment

NY state health insurance marketplace open for enrollment Insurers are feeling more bullish about the Obamacare markets than they have in years as enrollment opens Thursday. Iowa Insurance Commissioner Doug Ommen said Iowa should expect the final enrollment numbers to be similar to this past year's. [Full Article...]

Flu season arrives in Clinton County

Flu season arrives in Clinton County Try to avoid close contact with sick people. A stock photo of a woman receiving a vaccination. Last season almost 80,000 Americans died from the virus - the highest number since modern tracking began. Common symptoms of the flu are high fever, muscle aches, sore throat , and dry cough . "It takes your body two weeks to develop the immunity against the flu". [Full Article...]

Three paralyzed people walk after nerve stimulation

Three paralyzed people walk after nerve stimulation The technique is called spinal cord electrical stimulation and, thanks to it, the volunteers who took part in the study could recover some their walking ability, even if not totally. "The participants are constantly challenged to voluntarily generate the appropriate leg movements", says co-author Karen Minassian. This could be due to the fact that the precisely targeted and timed bursts of elect... [Full Article...]


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