Health Care


Parasite in cat poop could be reducing our fear of failure Parasite in cat poop could be reducing our fear of failure
- July 28, 2018

A parasite known as Toxoplasma gondii found in the feces of ordinary cats may affect the human brain in a way that creates better business minds - but you still shouldn't ingest it on objective. The students who were infected were 1.4 times more likely to be business majors and 1.7 percent more likely to have an emphasis in "management and entrepreneurship", the team found. (more...)
Putin ‘ready’ for talks with Trump either in Moscow or in Washington
- July 28, 2018

He said that, in the meantime, it's possible that he and Trump would meet during the G20 summit in Argentina in November. But shouldn't some presidential meetings remain private? I am ready for that. "So, despite all the complications, and in this case, the difficulties in United States domestic political climate, life goes on and our contacts continue". (more...)
FDA approves new drug for endometriosis pain FDA approves new drug for endometriosis pain
- July 27, 2018

Hugh S. Taylor, study investigator and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine, said in a company press release . In addition, treatment with Orilissa 150mg once daily and Orilissa 200mg twice daily was associated with a statistically significant reduction from baseline in endometriosis pain based on numeric rating scale (NRS) score vs placebo at Month 3 (P .001). (more...)
Blood pressure dip found to aid brain Blood pressure dip found to aid brain
- July 27, 2018

Bringing the world closer to breakthroughs in dementia science, AAIC 2018 convened more than 5,100 leading experts and researchers from around the world and featured more than 2,500 scientific presentations. The SPRINT study looked at more than just the link between high blood pressure and dementia. The other group received the same medication, but in higher doses, with a target blood pressure of 120 mm or less. (more...)
Teen Infected By Hookworms After Being Buried In Beach Sand Teen Infected By Hookworms After Being Buried In Beach Sand
- July 27, 2018

But instead, Broward County Health Department blamed her son for the infection. His mother, Kelli Dumas, said that Michael is in extreme pain and is taking several medications that cost the insured family more than $1,300. The mother said that her son has also developed a staph infection from the hookworms. He was buried in the sand for fun and it has become our nightmare. (more...)
HCA Healthcare, Inc. Earnings Ahead: Quick Glance HCA Healthcare, Inc. Earnings Ahead: Quick Glance
- July 27, 2018

And doubling the growth more than doubles the capital gain, due to the compounding effect. The firm owned 6,940 shares of the company's stock after selling 2,000 shares during the quarter. Keeping tabs on historical price performance, as well as both long-term and short-term trends, can be very useful. HCA Healthcare, Inc . ( HCA) stock price performed at a change of 2.42% from 20 day SMA and stands at a distance of 3.21% away from 50 day SMA. (more...)
Woman almost loses leg after nightmare pedicure Woman almost loses leg after nightmare pedicure
- July 27, 2018

A North Carolina woman went for a pedicure on Sunday that left her with a risky foot infection and a trip to the emergency room. Tracy Lynn Martinez shared her story on Facebook and the post had more than 140,000 views before it was taken down. (more...)
Not As Protective As Was thought — Sunscreen Not As Protective As Was thought — Sunscreen
- July 27, 2018

John's Institute of Dermatology at King's College London in the United Kingdom, said in a statement . Researchers suggest that people should be applying thick layers of sunscreen to make sure that they are getting the best from their sunscreens. (more...)
Veterans face lengthy delay in securing mental health care Veterans face lengthy delay in securing mental health care
- July 27, 2018

A damning new report from the Mental Health Commission says major change is needed. "A lot of people are frightened and concerned about divulging their previous service to health care professionals, Global Positioning System or mental health services", he said. (more...)
Congo Ebola Outbreak Over Congo Ebola Outbreak Over
- July 27, 2018

This ninth Ebola outbreak in DRC was unlike any other, but the lessons learned here can be applied anywhere in the world. The vaccine had to be kept at -60°C to -80°C in remote parts of a humid country with unreliable power supplies. Health responders from Guinea participated in the vaccination efforts, epidemiologists from the newly created Africa Centres for Disease Control and the African Field Epidemiology Network worked with our experts on surveillance. (more...)
DR Congo Declares End Of Ebola Epidemic DR Congo Declares End Of Ebola Epidemic
- July 27, 2018

Researchers reported genetic similarities between the viruses taken from the father, the two boys and the strain circulating during the 2014-15 outbreak across Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, which ultimately killed more than 11,000 people in the biggest Ebola epidemic in history. (more...)
Fifteen detained in China vaccine scandal Fifteen detained in China vaccine scandal
- July 27, 2018

Those detained include the CEO of Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd., which has been accused of fabricating production and inspection records following a surprise visit to company offices by inspectors last week. Censors initially appeared to block some posts about the case. Another parent, Peng Yubin, said he was considering using foreign vaccines for his child. (more...)
Teen gets hookworm infection after friends bury him in sand Teen gets hookworm infection after friends bury him in sand
- July 27, 2018

Michael Dumas, who was reportedly diagnosed with hookworms, first complained of tiredness and ear pain but later noticed bumps on his thigh, Fox 13 Memphis reported . In a Facebook post that included several graphic photos of her son's foot with wrinkled, red skin, Kelli wrote that her son is still in pain more than a month after the trip. (more...)
Person dies in Texas after infection from bacteria in Gulf Person dies in Texas after infection from bacteria in Gulf
- July 27, 2018

After being admitted to the hospital in severe pain, doctors amputated one of his legs but that couldn't save him. The Corpus Christi Nueces County Public District says vibrio bacteria usually inhabits areas where oysters live. According to the CDC , most infections occur from May to October when water temps are at their warmest. Every year, about 80,000 people become sick with vibriosis, and 100 people die from the infection in the US, the CDC said. (more...)
Hot Cheetos may be to blame for teen having gallbladder removed Hot Cheetos may be to blame for teen having gallbladder removed
- July 27, 2018

Rene Craighead, of Memphis , Tenn., estimates she was eating about four bags a day of different spicy flavored chips She apparently developed a pain in her stomach, went to the hospital and had to have her gallbladder removed. A popular snack may be to blame for a teen's emergency surgery. According to the National Institutes of Health , "Being overweight or having obesity may make you more likely to develop gallstones, especially if you are a woman". (more...)
AMA president seeks clarity over My Health Record access AMA president seeks clarity over My Health Record access
- July 26, 2018

Tens of thousands of Australians are racing to opt out of having an online My Health Record which will reveal sensitive information such as abortions, drug addictions, mental health problems and sexually transmitted diseases. "I'm not sure it's a problem, I think we are boxing at shadows, he said". Dr Nespolon says the government must change section 70 of the My Health Record Act so police and other government bodies are required to get a court order to access the My Health Record. (more...)
HPV vaccination will be extended to boys in England HPV vaccination will be extended to boys in England
- July 26, 2018

Director Health Services, Dr. Uttam Pradhan while announcing the launch date of the vaccination campaign stated that it is one of the most cost effective ways to save a girl child from cancer. The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) has commenced a national public consultation on offering the HPV vaccine to boys. Professor Margaret Stanley, research visitor at the University of Cambridge, said: 'Immunising men (the other 50 per cent of the population) gives additional protection ... (more...)
Mom says teen needed gallbladder removed after eating too many hot chips Mom says teen needed gallbladder removed after eating too many hot chips
- July 26, 2018

Craighead said that the doctor told her that hot chips such as Hot Cheetos , Takis, and Hot Fries caused the stomach problems of her daughter, who is also named Rene. The doctor says the number of children they see with stomach problems due to the chips is staggering. "We probably see around 100 kids a month , easily", he told the station. (more...)
Elton John, Prince Harry launch bid to 'smash' AIDS stigma Elton John, Prince Harry launch bid to 'smash' AIDS stigma
- July 26, 2018

The new results of the Namibia Population-Based HIV Impact Assessment (NAMPHIA) show that the country is now at 86:96:91, said the permanent secretary of health Petronella Masabane. Partners include the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), Unitaid, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), Johnson & Johnson, and Gilead Sciences. (more...)
Danforth shooter was previously known to police for 'online activity' Danforth shooter was previously known to police for 'online activity'
- July 26, 2018

The police source tells CTV News Toronto that the theft of the gun in Saskatoon occurred around the same time that Hussain's brother, Fahad, was arrested in the city on drug charges. Witnesses reported hearing the sound of a weapon being reloaded several times and said the shooting rampage lasted just a few minutes sparking panic in the district, popular for its bars and restaurants. (more...)
Iran eradicates Hepatitis C in hemophilia patients in 3 provinces Iran eradicates Hepatitis C in hemophilia patients in 3 provinces
- July 26, 2018

Across the globe, World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on July 28th. "When I found out I had hepatitis C, I was shocked". Day is part of a programme called "Working Together to Eliminate Hepatitis B and C in Việt Nam", held by the Việt Nam Viral Hepatitis Alliance, the Community Health Research Development Institute and the HCM City Open University. (more...)
Apollo to spend $5.6B on rural hospital chain LifePoint Apollo to spend $5.6B on rural hospital chain LifePoint
- July 26, 2018

Technical Indicators of LifePoint Health, Inc . LifePoint Health , which was one of the largest publicly traded health care companies in the US, will be going private after the sale. Lifepoint Health , owners of UP Health System Marquette, Bell and Portage, says they've been sold. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. (more...)
Group calls to remove chemicals, food colorings and preservatives from kids' food Group calls to remove chemicals, food colorings and preservatives from kids' food
- July 26, 2018

We asked Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, FAAP, an AAP Council on Environmental Health member and lead author of the policy statement, to tell us more about these concerns. Fewer processed foods overall will cut down on chemicals. Nitrates and nitrites are preservatives or color enhancers. Why are some additives like artificial colors banned in some countries, but not in the US? In a statement, the company stresses the importance of chemicals following strict requirements by the FDA to protect ... (more...)
Will, DuPage counties confirm 2 West Nile cases Will, DuPage counties confirm 2 West Nile cases
- July 25, 2018

Health officials say that most people infected by the virus will show no symptoms. Fewer than 1 percent will develop a serious neurological illness such as encephalitis or meningitis. South Dakota is now in the height of the season in an above-average year for West Nile. The woman was treated and has recovered from the disease, but the department is warning residents that West Nile Virus is active in IL this summer. (more...)
Abrupt Link Between Hotter Temperature and Suicidal Rates Abrupt Link Between Hotter Temperature and Suicidal Rates
- July 25, 2018

Given the temperatures we are expected to hit by the year 2050, researchers have estimated suicide rates could increase by 1.4 percent in the USA and by 2.3 percent in Mexico i.e.an additional 21,000 cases. Daniel Reidenberg, who is an executive director of Suicide Awareness Voices of Education , a non-profit organization, said that other factors such as medication, prescription costs, and the economy are also the parts of the equation. (more...)