Health Care


CVS pharmacist denies hormones to trans woman
- July 21, 2018

Her doctor's office tried to intervene, but to no avail, so the physicians sent a new prescription to a local Walgreens where the pharmacist filled it without question, according to Hall. Eventually, Hall got her prescription filled at a local Walgreens without a problem. Hall said she was "elated" when she left her doctor's office April 24 with three prescriptions. (more...)
MDH Investigating 2 Cases of Legionnaires' Disease in Albert Lea MDH Investigating 2 Cases of Legionnaires' Disease in Albert Lea
- July 21, 2018

Medical officials say Legionnaires' disease is a type of bacterial pneumonia that can be severe, so prompt diagnosis and antibiotic treatment is important. People at high-risk of acquiring the disease include current and former smokers, persons with chronic lung disease like emphysema or COPD, or those with compromised immunity (like patients who receive corticosteroids or have had an organ transplant). (more...)
Researchers challenge fish oil supplements' heart benefitNaija247news Researchers challenge fish oil supplements' heart benefitNaija247news
- July 21, 2018

But Dr Carrie Ruxton, from the industry-funded Health and Food Supplements Information Service, said: 'Early studies of omega 3 fats, involving thousands of participants, found a protective benefit for the heart but in our highly medicalised age, where many older people are maintained on statins and blood pressure medication, it is much harder to pick up the modest effects of dietary change. (more...)
Study Shows That Eating Supper After 10pm Can Increase Risk of Cancer
- July 21, 2018

They found that women who ate more than 5.5 servings of fruits and vegetables each day had an 11 percent lower risk of breast cancer than those who ate 2.5 or fewer servings. They noted down each participant's lifestyle and chronotype - an individual attribute linked to a preference for morning or evening activity. "The findings highlight the importance of assessing circadian rhythms in studies on diet and cancer", Kogevinas added. (more...)
Bayer to stop sales of Essure birth control device tied to injuries Bayer to stop sales of Essure birth control device tied to injuries
- July 21, 2018

The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports from women and repeated safety restrictions by regulators says it will stop selling the device in the US. About 750,000 women have been implanted with the device since its approval. At the time, Essure was manufactured and marketed by Conceptus Inc., which Bayer acquired in June 2013. (more...)
Cases of Cyclosporiasis Linked to McDonald's Salads, CDC Says Cases of Cyclosporiasis Linked to McDonald's Salads, CDC Says
- July 21, 2018

While healthy individuals should recover from a cyclospora infection without treatment, patients with weakened immune systems can be at a higher risk, and three people have been reported hospitalized so far. Cyclosporiasis is not likely able to be passed directly from one person to another. On Friday, McDonald's released the following updated statement about the expanded outbreak: "The health and safety of our customers and the people who work in McDonald's restaurants is always our top ... (more...)
Arizona Trans Woman: CVS Pharmacist Refused to Fill My Hormone Prescription Arizona Trans Woman: CVS Pharmacist Refused to Fill My Hormone Prescription
- July 21, 2018

The pharmacist did not give Hall a clear reason for the refusal, she said in a blog post describing the encounter published on the American Civil Liberties Union's website. "It is critical that CVS ensures no one is harassed when taking a valid prescription into one of their pharmacies". When Hall got home she spoke with her doctor, who called the pharmacist, but they still refused to fill the prescription. (more...)
NC's first confirmed West Nile death of 2018 is in Cumberland County NC's first confirmed West Nile death of 2018 is in Cumberland County
- July 21, 2018

DHHS is not releasing more specifics on the case to protect patient confidentiality. "These infections are rare, but this is a tragic reminder that they can be fatal", said State Public Health Veterinarian Carl Williams. Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus have been discovered in St. Louis County. The announcement comes after news that the city of Sacramento unintentionally heightened the risk of virus transmission in the Pocket by creating bodies of stagnant water ideal for mosquito ... (more...)
Celebrity Brazilian Plastic Surgeon On the Run After Patient Death Celebrity Brazilian Plastic Surgeon On the Run After Patient Death
- July 20, 2018

Now that may all be over. Sky News said things changed when Lilian Quezia Calixto, 46, died after going through one of Furtado's procedures to enhance her buttocks at his exclusive Barra de Tijuca neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro . A judge has issued a warrant for his arrest. Friends of Calixto, a former HSBC bank manager, told local media she had always had a "dissatisfaction with her butt" and had undergone many other procedures to change her appearance. (more...)
Novartis freezing USA drug prices for rest of year, report Novartis freezing USA drug prices for rest of year, report
- July 20, 2018

Marc Siegel on how pharmaceutical giant Pfizer agreed to postpone drug price hikes after President Trump attacked the company on Twitter. The Swiss drugmaker said it had pulled back on price increases planned for this year and that the decision was taken last month before a political row engulfed pharmaceutical group Pfizer. (more...)
Eating dinner early may lower risk of breast, prostate cancer Eating dinner early may lower risk of breast, prostate cancer
- July 20, 2018

Breast and prostate cancers are also among those most strongly associated with night-shift work, circadian disruption and adjustment of biological rhythms. In this new study, the researchers assessed small molecule byproducts of abiraterone in several groups of men who had progressed to CRPC, finding that patients with the gene variant had high levels of a metabolite called 5α-abiraterone. (more...)
HPV vaccination is extended to boys | Scotland HPV vaccination is extended to boys | Scotland
- July 20, 2018

A jab which guards mainly against cervical cancer is likely to be given to boys after an influential Government committee called for a "gender neutral" vaccination policy. Uptake in girls also affected the cost-effectiveness, with a lower uptake in girls making vaccination of boys more cost-effective . Past year the injections were extended to men who have sex with men and are aged under 45, to provide protection against throat cancer and other cancers the viruses can cause. (more...)
Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams Checks Into Mental Health Facility For Depression Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams Checks Into Mental Health Facility For Depression
- July 20, 2018

TMZ reported yesterday, July 17, that the singer has been checked in at a center "just outside of Los Angeles" for days already. "N$3 ow that it's out so many people are reaching out to me and saying 'Thank you, '" she stated . She has spoken out about mental health awareness in the past as well as her own experiences with it. "I just thought, 'I'm just turning into a woman, ' so I've been suffering since between the age of 13 to 15". (more...)
Forty per cent of people have fictional first memory, say scientists Forty per cent of people have fictional first memory, say scientists
- July 20, 2018

The established view is that the distribution around mean age at encoding is truncated, with very few or no memories dating to the preverbal period, that is, below about two years of age. Fragments of early experience (such as a stroller, family relationships and feelings of sadness) may be combined with accumulated knowledge about one's own infancy through conversations or pictures. (more...)
Archaeologists discover bread that predates agriculture by 4,000 years - Physorg Archaeologists discover bread that predates agriculture by 4,000 years - Physorg
- July 20, 2018

For their study , published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on July 16, the archeologists used a technique called Scanning Electron Microscopy. Despite being one of the most important foodstuffs in the modern world, as the paper states, the origins of bread are still largely unknown. The research was funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark and permission to excavate was granted by the Department of Antiquities of Jordan . (more...)
Salmonella Outbreak in Turkey is Widespread, CDC Says Salmonella Outbreak in Turkey is Widespread, CDC Says
- July 20, 2018

A salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey has hit 26 states and left at least 40 people hospitalized, health officials said Thursday. The CDC has yet to determine whether the outbreak was caused by a single source or by multiple providers of raw turkey products. (more...)
Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds Young Adults Are Drinking Themselves To Death, Study Finds
- July 20, 2018

In that time period, liver cancer rose from the ninth to the sixth leading cause of cancer death; it's expected to kill about 30,200 people this year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). After adjusting for age and other factors, the study - published Wednesday in the BMJ - found that deaths in the United States due to cirrhosis rose 65% and deaths from liver cancer doubled from 1999 to 2016. (more...)
UnitedHealth tops earnings estimates, raises forecast UnitedHealth tops earnings estimates, raises forecast
- July 20, 2018

The UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has the market capitalization of $244.86B. This buyback authorization authorizes the healthcare conglomerate to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. On average, analysts anticipate that UnitedHealth Group Inc. will post $8.01 EPS for the current fiscal year. The company's distance from 52-week high price is -16.51% and while current price is 12.36% from 52-week low price . (more...)
My children don't see me as famous, says Britney Spears My children don't see me as famous, says Britney Spears
- July 19, 2018

It takes your mind off of everything else'. "So, I feel the prettiest when I am alone, I have no makeup on and I have a book in my hand", she continued. "It was one of those things that we were having a conversation to get through the experience, you know?" she told CBS Radio's Fast in the Morning With Nathan Fast on AMP 103.7 in Dallas. (more...)
Donald Trump claims he warned Vladimir Putin against election meddling Donald Trump claims he warned Vladimir Putin against election meddling
- July 19, 2018

Now it is the depths of Trump's own devotion to Putin that are attracting wider scrutiny and, incidentally, starting to become a viable election issue for Democrats in November midterm elections. "And in that meeting, we discussed many, many things that were very, very positive for both countries", he said. That press conference followed an hours-long private meeting between the two with only their interpreters present. (more...)
Australian scientists develop 'world's first' melanoma blood test Australian scientists develop 'world's first' melanoma blood test
- July 19, 2018

Experts say the simple blood test could save thousands of lives. The next step is to conduct further clinical trials to validate their findings, which could take about three more years. She cautioned that the test did not pick up other types of less deadly, but more common, skin cancers such as squamous cell and basal cell carcinoma. (more...)
Hot dogs and other processed meats can lead to manic episodes Hot dogs and other processed meats can lead to manic episodes
- July 19, 2018

A Johns Hopkins Medicine study has revealed that those who were hospitalised for mania were more than three times more likely to have had eaten beef jerky, ham or salami in the recent past and scientists are of the opinion that this could be due to the presence of nitrates that chemicals used to process and cure meats. (more...)
Man dies after eating bad oyster in Florida Man dies after eating bad oyster in Florida
- July 19, 2018

His death came two days after he ate oysters containing the flesh-eating bacteria known as Vibrio vulnificus, which can be found in raw shellfish, according to news station WWSB . "We have an individual that consumed some raw oysters and to the best of our knowledge had no exposure to salt water, became severely ill, and passed away", said Michael Drennon, Disease Intervention Services Program Manager at the Sarasota County Health Dept. (more...)
National Hot Dog Day: Hot To Get Free Franks & More Tasty Deals National Hot Dog Day: Hot To Get Free Franks & More Tasty Deals
- July 18, 2018

Get a FREE gourmet hot dog at your nearby Dog Haus when you download their app and register. Pilot Flying J: With the myPilot app Wednesday, get a coupon for a free hot dog or roller grill item. Customers can redeem the online coupon for one hot dog or roller grill item per transaction at participating locations. Since July 18 is all about tasty franks, there are tons of deals where you can get a free hot dog or one for just $1! This deal is for new app users and dine-in only, while ... (more...)
Surge in number of potentially deadly horsefly bites Surge in number of potentially deadly horsefly bites
- July 18, 2018

They actually give one of the nastier bites, because they take a chunk out of you. The swellings may take a while to heal, and can easily get infected, especially when scratched. "Here is a prime example of why we need to develop new medications fast to keep up with our changing climate and unexpected situations such as a horsefly bite epidemic", said Colin Garner, chief executive of ANTRUK. (more...)