Health Care


Doctor diagnoses NC woman with cancer after seeing her on TV
- June 08, 2018

Voigt turned to his Facebook friends for help. He posted footage from the show on Facebook showing how Nicole had a thyroid mass. "Dr. Voigt saw this, and brought it to my attention, and now I'll be treated for it", she told ABC News. Eventually, the social network was able to connect him with Nicole McGuinness, 32, of Havelock, North Carolina. She said she learned it was thyroid cancer , and was seeking the appropriate medical care. (more...)
This is how many sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed in 2017 This is how many sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed in 2017
- June 08, 2018

Between 2008-2017, confirmed syphilis cases have risen by 148% (from 2,874 to 7,137), occurring mostly among men who have sex with men (MSM). Of these, roughly half the diagnoses (21,346) involved men who have sex with men, up from 17,626 in 2016. (more...)
Broccoli coffee: scientists create new way to eat more greens Broccoli coffee: scientists create new way to eat more greens
- June 08, 2018

However, Keck points out coffee itself is an acquired taste - and that a broccoli latte isn't so odd in the age of the tumeric latte , the beetroot latte and other superfood cafe drinks. According to Mashable , the broccoli powder is made by using a "combination of selected pre-treatment and drying processes" that keeps the flavor, color, and nutrients from the tiny green trees while also making it easy to mix in to any sort of liquid. (more...)
Heavy alcohol drinkers, abstainers just as likely to call in sick Heavy alcohol drinkers, abstainers just as likely to call in sick
- June 08, 2018

The researchers classified people into five categories that ranged from people who did not drink, the ones that claim they drank moderately, and those who were heavy drinkers in either the first, second, or both surveys. She adds that there are diseases or treatments that prohibit alcohol use, and this can explain the additional risks of a number of abstainers. "Moreover, participants to whom at-risk drinking causes health problems may be selected out from the labor market, that is, if ... (more...)
It shows the growing severity of the issue
- June 08, 2018

Over the course of the 17-year study, the rates climbed 28.2 percent and 18.8 percent, respectively. Nevada is the only state that didn't show an increase, but its rate was consistently high throughout the study period, the researchers noted. (more...)
Ebola: Medical workers in Congo city finish vaccination Ebola: Medical workers in Congo city finish vaccination
- June 08, 2018

These patients include family members and those who may have come into contact with a sufferer. The experimental vaccine , developed by Merck, was administered to 1,112 people. Fifty-eight Ebola cases have been recorded as of June 4, it said. Five suspected cases came back negative, according to the health ministry. Cases have occurred in the city of Mbandaka, a transport hub on the Congo River - a scenario that typically makes an outbreak of the infectious disease far more hard to ... (more...)
Arkansas man admits intentionally contracting HIV to infect others
- June 08, 2018

Koch will also be required to register as a sex offender and must enroll and successfully complete the prison's sex offender's program. "Just so I can get my brain around this, did I understand the state correctly: Mr. Williams said it's offensive that someone would do something so evil. It is unclear whether Koch had put anyone at risk of contracting the virus. "It's so unfortunate and bad when people have died just tried to live with this virus", said Burks. (more...)
Breast Cancer Study: Chemo Not Required Breast Cancer Study: Chemo Not Required
- June 08, 2018

At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. The analysis was financed by the National Cancer Institute, a few Some research leaders consult with breast cancer drugmakers or to the business which produces the gene evaluation. (more...)
Toronto Public Health investigating lab-confirmed case of measles Toronto Public Health investigating lab-confirmed case of measles
- June 07, 2018

Saturday May 26, 2018 between 1:45 p.m. and store closing. Those who were at IGA, located at 318 Marten St., on May 30 between 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. may have also been exposed. Anyone who may have been in those areas should monitor themselves for measles symptoms, and AHS is already following up with people who were potentially exposed. (more...)
FDA: Company issues voluntary recall on 2 lots of Naloxone injection FDA: Company issues voluntary recall on 2 lots of Naloxone injection
- June 07, 2018

Package labeling recommends visual inspection to detect the presence of discoloration or particulates before administration, which would diminish the risks for using these lots. "Hospira, Inc., has notified wholesalers/distributors/hospitals to arrange for return of any recalled product". Naloxone Hydrochloride is sold for IV use, intramuscular use and subcutaneous use. (more...)
CrossFit fires exec who called LGBTQ pride a ‘sin’ CrossFit fires exec who called LGBTQ pride a ‘sin’
- June 07, 2018

Members say the controversy started when a special workout planned by coaches at CrossFit Infiltrate in support of Indy Pride was cancelled by gym ownership. Berger said that he's an "Orthodox Christian" pastor (it is unclear if he is referring to the Eastern Orthodox Church or if he meant that he's a fundamentalist Protestant) and that he often posts his personal views on his personal Twitter account. (more...)
Apple brings Health Records API to developers, researchers Apple brings Health Records API to developers, researchers
- June 07, 2018

The app gathers health data about the user, and it operates on the iPhone , Apple Watch, and other apps, allowing the user to view all of their health statistics progress in one place. "But this promise wasn't particularly useful until the record was digital", according to Wachter. Sharing the Health Records API - or set of protocols that helps software communicate - will allow developers to build third-party apps that interact with Health Records. (more...)
Google Doodle pays homage to baby-saving doctor Virginia Apgar Google Doodle pays homage to baby-saving doctor Virginia Apgar
- June 07, 2018

Her interests moved to obstetrical anesthesia-and that's when she came up with the Apgar scale. The Apgar score was quickly adopted by hospitals across the USA and eventually worldwide and is credited for lowering the national infant mortality rate. (more...)
Athenahealth CEO steps down; company considers sale Athenahealth CEO steps down; company considers sale
- June 07, 2018

The founder and longtime chief executive of Watertown-based healthcare software giant athenahealth , Jonathan Bush, has resigned amid multiple allegations into his personal conduct and a lengthy fight with an activist investor as the company says it is considering a sale. (more...)
8-month-old has surgery to remove caterpillar from mouth
- June 07, 2018

It wasn't until 20 minutes later that Pavan noticed Kenzie had what appeared to be a burn in her mouth and what appeared to be blood blisters inside her cheek, Pavan said. In a Facebook warning, Pavan said she'd seen numerous same caterpillars in her backyard. She identified the caterpillar as a silver-spotted tiger moth, which has venomous, stinking hairs that can cause a burning sensation or rash in sensitive people. (more...)
Woman undergoing breast enlargement surgery to surprise husband, dies Woman undergoing breast enlargement surgery to surprise husband, dies
- June 07, 2018

By then, her brain had gone without oxygen for too long, the tabloid reported. Friends and family held out hope of a miraculous recovery until the end, according to a report from The Mirror . After Natalia Orlova died following a facelift, her daughter Rada said she was told by three medics that her mother had been poisoned. An ambulance rushed her to a major medical hospital, but she was in a coma from which she never awoke despite living another 13 months. (more...)
Medicare and Social Security Finances Worsened Last Year Medicare and Social Security Finances Worsened Last Year
- June 07, 2018

The report from program trustees says Medicare will become insolvent in 2026 - three years earlier than previously forecast. The trust fund report attributes the funding drop to lower payroll taxes, caused by lowered wages in 2017, and lowered income from the taxation of Social Security benefits. (more...)
Serial murder suspect in Arizona used legally purchased pistol Serial murder suspect in Arizona used legally purchased pistol
- June 07, 2018

Court documents show that in 2016, Jones told Connie that he would wait until things settled down before taking his revenge and that she will be found at the bottom of the pool. Three other victims of the six were connected to the Jones' divorce battle, including two paralegals, Laura Anderson, and Veleria Sharp who worked at the firm that represented Connie, and a marriage counselor, Marshall Levine , who was mistakenly identified as a different counselor who used to work in the same ... (more...)
Nipah virus result of tampering with nature: Union minister Nadda Nipah virus result of tampering with nature: Union minister Nadda
- June 06, 2018

The meeting made a decision to provide free ration kits to 2,400 families in Kozhikode and 150 families in Malappuram district. Saudi Arabia has prohibited frozen and processed fruit and vegetable imports from Kerala in the course of concerns over the deadly and rare Nipah virus outbreak as Zee news reported. (more...)
North Bay tick tested positive for Lyme disease North Bay tick tested positive for Lyme disease
- June 06, 2018

Twelve of these 165 cases were reported in Bexar County. Over the past two years, Rhode Island has seen a 22 percent increase in the number of Lyme Disease cases. To make you yard tick-free, the Consumer reports suggests that you should trim off extra leaves, remove any kind of debris and allow sunlight into the yard as much as possible. (more...)
Doctor Who Decapitated Baby During Birth Cleared To Return To Work Doctor Who Decapitated Baby During Birth Cleared To Return To Work
- June 06, 2018

Throughout the four-week hearing, the tribunal heard how Dr Vilvanathan Laxman was nearing the end of a 24-hour split shift at the hospital's maternity unit when she was called to assist a 30-year-old pregnant woman. The panel's written decision said: "The failing which the tribunal has found proved was not sustained, persistent or repeated, but rather a single error of judgment made in very hard circumstances". (more...)
Judge orders ME to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion Judge orders ME to implement voter-approved Medicaid expansion
- June 06, 2018

A judge in ME ordered Republican Gov. The controversy started when ME voters approved Medicaid expansion, making it the first state to do so via a citizen-initiated referendum. "The governor can not ignore the law", said Robyn Merrill, executive director of Maine Equal Justice Partners, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit and the group that led the ballot initiative campaign. (more...)
Doc spotted woman's cancer lump while watching 'Beachfront Bargain Hunt'
- June 06, 2018

Dr. Erich Voigt, an ear, nose and throat surgeon at New York University's Langone Health, was watching " Beachfront Bargain Hunt " when he noticed the lump. Voigt became determined to track her down, but only the woman's first name was featured on the show, he told ABC News . "Thank you so much, you have no idea how much you've impacted my life", she told him. (more...)
Syphilis cases hit highest level in nearly 70 years in England
- June 06, 2018

Health professionals have expressed concern at the rise of gonorrhoea and the threat of super-gonorrhoea, a rare but emerging strain that is resistant to routine drug treatment. She said: 'There is no time for complacency. Health inequalities will remain and councils may be unable to respond effectively to unforeseen outbreaks'. (more...)
Lettuce-induced E.coli outbreak continues with five dead, almost 200 sick Lettuce-induced E.coli outbreak continues with five dead, almost 200 sick
- June 06, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the death tally Friday, more than two months after the first illnesses occurred in mid-March. Canada's Public Health Agency has also reported six cases of E coli with a "similar genetic fingerprint" to that found in the USA infections. Canadian officials, though, said that the risk to their citizens are low. (more...)