Medical

Doctors blame tap water in neti pot for brain-eating amoeba

The woman, who was not been identified, was admitted to the Swedish Medical Center earlier this year after she had a seizure , The Seattle Times reported . Cobbs did say that over time , because of climate change, the amoeba could learn to survive in cooler areas like here in Washington State. "There have been 34 reported infections in the U.S.in the 10 years from 2008 to 2017, despite millio... [Full Article...]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Congressional Subpoena in Response to Don Jr. Meme

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Suggests Congressional Subpoena in Response to Don Jr. Meme Ocasio-Cortez, during an appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", fired back at Trump over his tweet , saying that she doesn't "think he knows how to deal with a girl from the Bronx". Of course, the cause of Venezuela's collapse is more nuanced than just "because socialism", but one key point Junior seems to miss here is what agenda, exactly, Ocasio-Cortez and her peers are backing. [Full Article...]

Man Coughs Up Blood Clot In The Shape Of His Lung

Man Coughs Up Blood Clot In The Shape Of His Lung The man reportedly had a medical history that included heart failure; he had previously been fitted for a pacemaker. The unidentified patient was receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, according to a November 29 article in the New England Journal of Medicine . [Full Article...]

Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS recalled over dosage concerns

Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS recalled over dosage concerns The New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company said its product labeled "Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL" might have a higher concentration of ibuprofen than advertised. The recalled lots from Walmart are 00717009A, 00717015, and 00717024A. The ibuprofen sold at Family Dollar and branded as Family Wellness has a national drug code of 55319-250-23 and include lo... [Full Article...]

MSDH: First flu case confirmed in lab

MSDH: First flu case confirmed in lab It is spread by respiratory droplets released when infected people cough or sneeze nearby or when people touch surfaces or objects contaminated with those infectious respiratory droplets. This year the health department has Fluzone High Dose quadrivalent flu vaccine for persons 65 years of age and older. It is especially important for these individuals to be vaccinated each year. [Full Article...]

Doctors Announce First Ever Baby Born From Uterus Transplanted From Dead Body

Doctors Announce First Ever Baby Born From Uterus Transplanted From Dead Body The donor was a 45-year-old who died after a stroke that caused bleeding on the surface of the brain. The baby was delivered by caesarean section in December 2017. "The pregnancy in the first attempt, with the transfer of only one embryo, surprised us, but we were confident of achieving gestation due to the quality of the staff of our human reproduction center that has worked for 15 years with g... [Full Article...]

Blood test to detect cancer within just 10 minutes developed by scientists

Blood test to detect cancer within just 10 minutes developed by scientists The test has a sensitivity of about 90 per cent, meaning it would detect about 90 in 100 cases of cancer, with 10 per cent false positives. Senior researcher Matt Trau said it had been hard to find a "simple marker" that would distinguish cancer cells from healthy ones. [Full Article...]

Unilever wins race for GSK's consumer healthcare biz in India

Unilever wins race for GSK's consumer healthcare biz in India While Horlicks will be retained by Unilever Plc, Boost, Viva and Maltova - three other brands in GSK's health food drinks category - will remain with the merged entity. The transaction is expected to be completed in one year subject to regulatory and shareholder approvals. The turnover of our F&R business will exceed Rs 100 bn and we will become one of the largest F&R businesses in the country. [Full Article...]

Extremely rare blood needed to save 2-year-old South Florida girl

Extremely rare blood needed to save 2-year-old South Florida girl Donors need to be exclusively of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent, meaning both parents must be 100 percent of one of these ethnicities. Narrowing the field further is the fact that donors would also need to be missing the "Indian B" antigen commonly found in blood, just like Zainab. [Full Article...]

World AIDS day observed on December 1

World AIDS day observed on December 1 Speaking also, the Director-General of the Agency, Dr. Sani Aliyu, noted that over 1,600 HIV treatment centres have been established across to country to support and cater to the treatment needs of about 1.1m Nigerians who are positive to the virus. [Full Article...]

China reportedly halts research on gene-edited babies

China reportedly halts research on gene-edited babies There is no independent confirmation of Mr He's claim and he has not yet published in any scientific journal where his work would be vetted by experts. Today the Southern University said it was "deeply shocked" by the reports and was seeking clarification from He. But he remains an employee and still works in the laboratory. [Full Article...]

Opioid-Related Deaths Keep Rising As Pain Pill Prescriptions Fall - Hit & Run

Opioid-Related Deaths Keep Rising As Pain Pill Prescriptions Fall - Hit & Run Accidental drug overdoses account for more than a third of the unintentional injury deaths, and intentional drug overdoses account for about a tenth of the suicides , said Dr. These co-occurrent trends have caused some commentators to invoke economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton's notion of " deaths of despair ", deaths brought about by declining social capital and happiness amid an incr... [Full Article...]

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo now second worst in history

Ebola outbreak in DR Congo now second worst in history According to United Nations health body, there have been struggles to contain the disease since the outbreak in August with armed conflict in the eastern city of Beni in North Kivu, hampering efforts to curb the disease. Despite that, Ebola outbreak in "red zones", areas that are inaccessible due to the looming threat of rebel groups, is a major concern. "This tragic milestone clearly demonstr... [Full Article...]

British MP reveals HIV positive status ahead of World AIDS Day

British MP reveals HIV positive status ahead of World AIDS Day The 32-year-old, who is the Member for Brighton Kemptown, wanted his statement to help tackle the stigma around HIV and Aids and inform people that advances in treatment meant he lives a totally unaffected life with the virus. At the ceremony, condoms and other HIV preventive materials were freely distributed to participants and hundreds of people voluntarily participated in HIV testing. [Full Article...]

Six physicians had swallowed Lego pieces for the sake of experiment

Six physicians had swallowed Lego pieces for the sake of experiment And one of the major culprits are the bazillion pieces of Lego scattered around the house - because let's be honest, we are either forever standing on the teeny bits, while yelping in pain and desperately trying not to swear - or our darling kids are devouring them whenever they feel the inexplicable need. [Full Article...]

CDC: Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation for 2017 overdose deaths

Life expectancy in the U.S. has fallen for the third year in a row amid increasing drug overdose and suicide deaths. Also, in 2017, the USA had 2.8 million deaths or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year. Though constant, the rate has increased over time from about 10 suicides per 100,000 in 1999 to 14 per 100,000 in 2017. The study also focuses on suicide in depressed rural regions. [Full Article...]

It's OK to eat some romaine, look for labels

It's OK to eat some romaine, look for labels This year, romaine lettuce is the suspected vehicle for both the US and Canadian outbreaks. The agency on Monday said romaine recently harvested in Arizona, Florida, Mexico, and California's Imperial Valley is OK to eat. This particular outbreak is slowly turning out to be a scary one, as the CDC has reported that almost thirteen people have also been recently hospitalized, and not only that, on... [Full Article...]

Life expectancy in the USA continues to fall

Life expectancy in the USA continues to fall Life expectancy dropped to 78.6 years in 2017, down from 78.7 in 2016, contributing to the longest-running decline in USA history since World War I, when a flu pandemic killed nearly 700,000 people nationwide between 1915 and 1918. Monaco and Japan now have the longest life expectancies in the world at 89 and 85 years. The opioid epidemic continued to take a relentless toll, with 47,600 deaths i... [Full Article...]

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...]


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