Health Care


Artificial intelligence to save more Briton’s sight Artificial intelligence to save more Briton’s sight
- August 15, 2018

Their approach involves the use of two complimentary neural networks, -one for comprehensive map analysis, and the other for generating a map of the OCT scan, DeepMind has termed the classification method and segmentation network. Almost two million people in Britain suffer from some kind of sight loss , but if treated early enough, in many cases ongoing deterioration can be prevented. (more...)
CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states
- August 15, 2018

In 2014, the United States experienced a record 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; this is the greatest number of cases since measles elimination was documented in the U.S.in 2000. (more...)
Woman dies after infection from dog's saliva Woman dies after infection from dog's saliva
- August 15, 2018

Within two days at Wheaton Franciscan in Franklin, Larson was dead at 58 years old. Her husband Daniel Larson told local channel WISN: "She just kept getting worse and she died Saturday, June 23". The bacteria, found in the saliva of most dogs, cats and even some human is rarely problematic and nearly never deadly. Sharon's son Steven is looking for more answers, since there is no real tracking of how many cases there have been. (more...)
Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S Mayo Clinic ranked No. 1 hospital nationwide by U.S
- August 15, 2018

Those results were used to create an overall honor roll of the nation's 20 best hospitals for 2018-19. It was No. 20 in last year's rankings. Fourteen different specialties at the Clinic earned national rankings report. 1 Mayo Clinic, No. 2 Banner Phoenix, No. 3 (tie) Banner Boswell Medical Center in Sun City, No. 3 (tie) St. Joseph's and No. 5 Banner Estrella Medical Center in Phoenix. (more...)
A spaghetti mystery you might not have noticed is finally solved
- August 15, 2018

The researchers found that twisting the spaghetti 270 degrees, then bending the ends together at a speed of 3 millimetres per second, breaks the spaghetti into two equal halves. This phenomenon has previously been explained as a result of bending waves combined with a "snap-back" effect, but the MIT researchers investigated whether it's possible to overcome all that. (more...)
Can this Rally be sustained? Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) Can this Rally be sustained? Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)
- August 15, 2018

Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 108,010 shares in the company, valued at $8,887,062.80. Following this activity, the insider holds 368,398 shares worth $939,008 as of recent close.Wall Street's most bullish Express Scripts Holding Company ( NASDAQ : ESRX ) analysts are predicting the share price to blow past $101 per share during the next 12 months. (more...)
Health officials confirm West Nile virus in southwest OH mosquito pool Health officials confirm West Nile virus in southwest OH mosquito pool
- August 15, 2018

They are desirable sources for mosquitoes to lay eggs. The city of New Bedford and town of Seekonk both announced Tuesday that West Nile virus was detected in mosquito samples. In order to prevent mosquito-borne diseases, the public is urged to wear clothing to cover exposed skin, use an EPA-registered insect repellent, keep door and window screens closed and in good fix, and drain water where mosquitoes can grow. (more...)
Treating depression in child may boost parent's mental health Treating depression in child may boost parent's mental health
- August 15, 2018

The result of the experiment revealed that successful treatment of children has borne fruit also for their parents who, as Teens, before the start of the experiment, observed depression. The recent study is said to be a novel approach to long-established theories on the reasons for depression. "This research may help health care providers as we grapple as a nation with how to address these alarming trends". (more...)
Youngest American Woman To Receive Full Face Transplant, One Year Post-Op
- August 15, 2018

Five weeks after the incident, Stubblefield was brought to Cleveland Clinic. But she asks the reader to continue with her on a deep dive that weaves together Stubblefield's journey with reflections on what our face says about who we are and background on how such a surgery is even possible. (more...)
Vaping not as safe as previously thought
- August 14, 2018

Some effects were similar to those in cigarette smokers and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Professor David Thickett, lead author from the University of Birmingham, said: "In terms of cancer causing molecules in cigarette smoke, as opposed to cigarette vapour, there are certainly reduced numbers of carcinogens. (more...)
The best hospitals 2018-19 honor roll
- August 14, 2018

Hospitals were ranked on a number of factors, including survival and readmission rates, patient experience, patient safety and nursing quality, among other measures. Last year, Kaiser Roseville tied with Mercy General for the No. 3 spot, and neither Sutter Roseville nor Mercy San Juan made the list. "By providing the most comprehensive data available on almost every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best ... (more...)
Fredericton gunman wounded by police in abdomen: court document Fredericton gunman wounded by police in abdomen: court document
- August 14, 2018

She leaves behind a husband, Steve, and three children. "We do not allow users who are raising funds for the families of those affected to withdraw without a verifiable connection to the family", she said in a statement. In recent months, Williams said Burns expressed a keen interest in mental health and working with youth, which she said is an important quality for police to have. (more...)
West Nile found in two Saskatoon mosquito traps West Nile found in two Saskatoon mosquito traps
- August 14, 2018

Clairsville, in the area near the ball fields and walking trail. The Culex tarsalis mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus are active from mid-July to the end of August and are more prevalent during dawn and dusk hours, especially two hours after sunset. (more...)
Northwestern Memorial ranked best hospital in IL
- August 14, 2018

Just 20 hospitals out of almost 5,000 evaluated for the 2018-19 U.S. News Best Hospitalsrankings and ratings made the Honor Roll . Other local hospitals that ranked on the state list are Sutter Medical Center, 16; Mercy San Juan Medical Center, 34; Mercy General Hospital, tied at 34; and Sutter Roseville, 43. (more...)
MI hospitals rank on U.S
- August 14, 2018

The methodology was changed this year to include more emphasis on patient outcomes and patient experience. The rankings are produced by U.S. News with RTI International, Research Triangle Park, N.C. 5, the same position it held previous year. Overall, the rankings size up over 4,500 hospitals nationwide across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. (more...)
High blood pressure drug recall expanded by FDA over cancer concerns High blood pressure drug recall expanded by FDA over cancer concerns
- August 14, 2018

On Aug. 8, the recall was expanded to include tablets from AvKare, A-S Medication Solutions LLC, Bryant Ranch Prepack Inc, Camber Pharmaceuticals, Inc. If you cannot find the information listed, you can call your pharmacy. The second Chinese drugmaker is Zhejiang Tianyu Pharmaceuticals of Taizhou, China. (more...)
Woman Dies After Getting Nipped by Her New Puppy
- August 14, 2018

Doctores believe bacteria was transferred to Sharon when her puppy licked her. "My best friend", her husband said. They say the bacteria, found in the saliva of most dogs, cats and even some humans, is rarely problematic and nearly never deadly. (more...)
Blue light from smartphones could accelerate blindness Blue light from smartphones could accelerate blindness
- August 13, 2018

The blue light from digital devices like smartphones could accelerate blindness , researchers found. Exposure to blue light causes a particular molecule in the eye to produce poisonous chemical molecules that affect light-sensitive cells, said the UT researchers. (more...)
Moderate exercise has positive effect on mental health, study says
- August 12, 2018

The researchers from Yale University and the University of Oxford took a look at 1.2 million Americans in the study, which looked to prove the link between exercise and mental wellness. For those who were physically active, this reduced to only two days. But, do not hurry to go to the gym just yet because if you work out too much, you will get the opposite effect. (more...)
A Diverse Diet May Not Be the Healthiest One A Diverse Diet May Not Be the Healthiest One
- August 12, 2018

The recommendation conflicts with the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans , which recommends that people "focus on variety" when it comes to their diet and "choose a variety of nutrient-dense foods across and within all food groups in recommended amounts" across a range of vegetables, fruits, grain-based foods like bread and pasta, dairy, and proteins including red meat, poultry, eggs, beans, and nuts. (more...)
Checking work email during non-working hours can be harmful for health Checking work email during non-working hours can be harmful for health
- August 12, 2018

For individuals, mindfulness training has been shown to be an effective approach to reducing anxiety and work-related negative affect and could possibly help with the long-term health and relationship satisfaction effects of electronic communication demands on employees and their partners, the study reports. (more...)
Moderate Salt Intake Is Not As Bad For Heart, As Previously Thought Moderate Salt Intake Is Not As Bad For Heart, As Previously Thought
- August 12, 2018

World Health Organization guidelines recommend a global approach to reducing sodium intake in all populations to below 2g/day, but this has not been achieved in any country. This is the relationship we would expect for any essential nutrient and health. "Sodium is an essential nutrient but the requirement is very low at about 0.5 grams (1.25 grams of salt) per day". (more...)
Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her Medication given to sick killer whale at sea to save her
- August 11, 2018

Biologists will watch to see if the young whale is foraging, determine if she vomits after eating, observe the health of her scat, and obtain a fecal sample. The 5- to 15-pound chinook were trucked to Bellingham from the Marblemount Hatchery and loaded onto totes on a vessel provided by the Lummi Nation, to help feed the whale in an operation that began at Squalicum Harbor at first light. (more...)
Blue light emitted from smartphones and laptops accelerates blindness Blue light emitted from smartphones and laptops accelerates blindness
- August 11, 2018

We all know that the blue light that emits from our smartphones isn't good for our eyes, but a new study has discovered just how much damage it can cause. In order to better understand this, the researchers tested cells derived from the retina along with some immune cells and cancer cells. They found that the blue light leads to the formation in the body toxic chemicals - the formation of the twisted shape of retinal is a derivative of vitamin A. (more...)
Possible Hepatitis A outbreak at Arkansas Little Ceasar's Possible Hepatitis A outbreak at Arkansas Little Ceasar's
- August 11, 2018

The Arkansas Department of Health is issuing a warning after a fast food worker tested positive for Hepatitis A. Vaccination clinics are planned in Sebastian County, and shots will be provided at no cost, health officials said. Vaccines are also available at many pharmacies and doctor's offices. Hepatitis A, a highly contagious liver disease, can be spread in several ways, including: eating even a small amount of contaminated fecal matter; eating food handled by someone with the virus who ... (more...)