Health Care


Supreme Court to hear insurers' bid for $12 billion in Obamacare money Supreme Court to hear insurers' bid for $12 billion in Obamacare money
- June 26, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court docket on Monday agreed to determine on out whether or no longer the federal government must pay insurers $12 billion beneath an Obamacare program geared toward encouraging them to quilt beforehand uninsured of us after the healthcare regulations turned into as soon as enacted in 2010. (more...)
Free HIV Testing Scheduled For Thursday Free HIV Testing Scheduled For Thursday
- June 26, 2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone between the ages of 13 and 64 gets tested for HIV at least once, as part of their health care routine. Genesee County Health Department will be offering the gift card drawing to those who receive an HIV test at its Sexual Health Clinic, located at G-3373 S. (more...)
Certain Medications Linked To Dementia Certain Medications Linked To Dementia
- June 26, 2019

Information on prescriptions for 56 strong anticholinergic drugs was used to calculate measures of cumulative anticholinergic drug exposure. The study, " Anticholinergic Drug Exposure and the Risk of Dementia: A Nested Case-Control Study", was published by JAMA Internal Medicine . (more...)
Cell Phones Might Be Causing Horns to Grow on Young People's Skulls Cell Phones Might Be Causing Horns to Grow on Young People's Skulls
- June 25, 2019

It's throwing the body out of whack, resulting in the formation of what's been variously described in coverage as bone spurs , phone bones, a bird's beak, and head horns. Most bone spurs don't cause pain and require no treatment, but they can become a problem if they reach a certain size. Experts give the report mixed reviews, noting that the study is based on looking back at X-rays taken in the past, lacks a control group and can not prove cause and effect. (more...)
"back-office positions" leaving health sector
- June 21, 2019

Doug Ford's Conservative government also says it has increased health spending by $1.3 billion this year. That's on top of another 19 "back-office" roles that are now vacant and also be eliminated, according to a spokesperson for health minister Christine Elliott. (more...)
France has lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally France has lowest levels of trust in vaccines globally
- June 21, 2019

Globally, 79% of survey respondents agreed with the statement "vaccines are safe", while only 7% disagreed; the breakdown of those who felt vaccines are effective was similar. "Perhaps what you see is the people in those countries can see what happens if you don't vaccinate", Khan said, adding that in developed countries people are both less likely to catch certain infectious diseases and more likely to be treated effectively by their healthcare systems if they do. (more...)
Horns grow on young peoples’ heads due to gadget use Horns grow on young peoples’ heads due to gadget use
- June 21, 2019

Young people may be developing horn-like bumps on their skulls due to the extended use of technology like smartphones and tablets, according to a study published previous year that flew under the radar for months. One-third of those showed the bone spur , with the frequency decreasing with age. The sort of strain required for bone to infiltrate the tendon pointed him to handheld devices that bring the head forward and down, requiring the use of muscles at the back of the skull to prevent ... (more...)
West Nile virus outbreak in Greece West Nile virus outbreak in Greece
- June 21, 2019

Greece holidays are very popular with Britons keen to explore the rich history, stunning landscapes and famous cuisine of the country. The UK Foreign Office has updated their foreign travel advice for the Mediterranean country following an official warning about " West Nile virus " by Greek health officials. (more...)
Young People Are Growing Horns Due to Mobile Phones, Technology Young People Are Growing Horns Due to Mobile Phones, Technology
- June 21, 2019

In an even more unsettling revelation, David Shahar, a health scientist at the University of the Sunshine Coast who worked on the study , told the BBC that these bone spikes on skulls could continue to grow. Typically, bone spurs are considered large if they're 3 or 5 millimeters in length, he explained. To understand what was driving the effect, they looked to recent developments - circumstances over the last 10 or 20 years altering how young people hold their bodies. (more...)
Cigarette Explodes in Teen’s Mouth, Breaks Jaw, Knocks Out Teeth Cigarette Explodes in Teen’s Mouth, Breaks Jaw, Knocks Out Teeth
- June 21, 2019

Is it time to face the fact that e-cigarettes are incredibly risky? The FDA will now require detailed information about the types of batteries developers are hoping to use, as well as safety precautions to minimize the likelihood of the product exploding, overheating, or catching fire. (more...)
Pfizer to buy cancer drug maker Array for $11.4B Pfizer to buy cancer drug maker Array for $11.4B
- June 19, 2019

Pfizer has been expanding its cancer drugs portfolio to bridge the gap with other drugmakers including Merck & Co. and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co whose drugs use the immune system to attack tumors. Array is Pfizer's first major purchase under new Chief Executive Albert Bourla, who took on the role in January. The transaction is expected to reduce Pfizer's adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) by $0.04 to $0.05 this year, and another $0.04 to $0.05 in 2020, then be neutral in 2021, and ... (more...)
Cincinnati Children's slips in U.S Cincinnati Children's slips in U.S
- June 19, 2019

News & World Report's best children's hospitals list. It had jumped one spot to No. 2 in 2018 before sliding back to the No. 3 spot this year. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 3. Children's National Medical Center 7. "Children's Hospital of Wisconsin continues to provide an unmatched depth and breadth of care in Wisconsin". Johns Hopkins Children's Center\ 10. (more...)
Woman admitted to Kericho hospital has no Ebola, tests show Woman admitted to Kericho hospital has no Ebola, tests show
- June 18, 2019

Kenyan doctors are testing a hospital patient in western Kenya who has Ebola-like symptoms, as eastern Congo is struggling to control the outbreak and Uganda has reported two deaths from the deadly hemorrhagic fever, though Kenya's health minister downplayed the threat Monday. (more...)
World Health Organization likely to declare Ebola an worldwide emergency World Health Organization likely to declare Ebola an worldwide emergency
- June 18, 2019

A day after a second person in Uganda died from Ebola , the Ministry of Health said there are three more suspected cases and the number of people who may have been exposed climbed to 27. Authorities in Uganda, where two members of the same family died this week from the disease, have drawn up a list of 98 contacts, or contacts of contacts, potentially exposed to the Ebola virus, but only 10 are considered "high risk", World Health Organization expert Dr Mike Ryan told a news conference at ... (more...)
FDA warns of one patient death from a fecal transplant
- June 17, 2019

While the FDA does not now approve FMT for any use, the agency provides some guidelines for clinical trials of FMT, and seeks "to strike a balance between assuring patient safety and facilitating access to unapproved treatments for unmet medical needs", said Dr. (more...)
Ebola in DRC, not a health emergency of international concern Ebola in DRC, not a health emergency of international concern
- June 16, 2019

Gostin and others say declaring a PHEIC would focus global attention on the ongoing health crisis. The current DRC Ebola outbreak does come with the risk of worldwide spread, World Health Organization acknowledges, but it wouldn't ultimately benefit from a declaration being made. (more...)
Sleeping With The TV On Could Make You Gain Weight Sleeping With The TV On Could Make You Gain Weight
- June 13, 2019

The study questionnaire asked whether the women slept with no light, a small nightlight, light outside of the room, or a light or television on in the room. Keeping a light on might also result in poorer sleep. "It seems reasonable to advise people not to sleep with lights on", Park and Sandler said. Exposure to artificial light was positively associated with a weight gain or 5kg or more. (more...)
California OKs healthcare for some adult immigrants California OKs healthcare for some adult immigrants
- June 12, 2019

But it is also a time when Democrats are seeking a pathway to get more uninsured people covered. This follows the agreement made between legislative leaders on Sunday, June 9, which is part of Democratic Gov. "These complex proposals require a lot of scrutiny to fully understand the consequences - both good and bad", said Assemblyman Chad Mayes (R-Yucca Valley), the vice chairman of the Assembly Health Committee. (more...)
Alabama OKs Chemical Castration for Some Sex Offenders Alabama OKs Chemical Castration for Some Sex Offenders
- June 12, 2019

The language states that "a parolee released on parole under this act shall authorize the Department of Public Health to share with the Board of Pardons and Paroles all medical records relating to the parolee's chemical castration treatment". (more...)
Drug Targeting Immune System Delays Type 1 Diabetes in High Risk Patients Drug Targeting Immune System Delays Type 1 Diabetes in High Risk Patients
- June 12, 2019

All participants received glucose tolerance tests regularly until the study was completed, or until they developed clinical Type-1 diabetes - whichever came first. Teplizumab works by binding to the pro-inflammatory T cell co-receptor CD3, which in turn prevents them from activating the T cells that attack and kill the pancreas' beta cells . (more...)
One case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda One case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda
- June 12, 2019

But global spread is one of the major criteria the United Nations agency considers before such a declaration. Uganda's health ministry and the WHO sent a team to the western town of Kasese to trace likely cases and vaccinate those who might have come into contact with the patient, the statement continued. (more...)
Bedroom light at night might cause women weight gain Bedroom light at night might cause women weight gain
- June 12, 2019

The findings add to a growing body of evidence suggesting that light at night may be bad for health . The women were asked about their sleep habits and whether they slept in total darkness or in the presence of artificial light from a television or nightlight. (more...)
One million new STIs occur everyday One million new STIs occur everyday
- June 08, 2019

In 2016, the WHO announced its global health sector strategy on sexually transmitted diseases in an effort to scale-up intervention and services to end STIs as public health concerns by 2030, including a 90 percent reduction in gonorrhea and syphilis . (more...)
New VA rules allow more veterans to see private doctors, urgent care New VA rules allow more veterans to see private doctors, urgent care
- June 08, 2019

Eligibility for community care does not require a Veteran to receive that care in the community; Veterans can still choose to have VA provide their care. Veterans served by Lebanon VAMC may call the MISSION Act Call Center at 717-272-6621 and press 6 or visit the MISSION Act information table located in the Building 17 Lobby during normal business hours through the end of June. (more...)
Opko Health says over 400,000 customers likely affected by data breach Opko Health says over 400,000 customers likely affected by data breach
- June 08, 2019

Quest has reported that no laboratory data of patients were involved. Social Security numbers and credit card information have also been compromised in certain cases. At the time, Quest said it was taking steps to prevent similar incidents in the future, saying in a statement that it was "working with a leading cybersecurity firm to assist in investigation and further evaluating the company's systems". (more...)