Health Care


First drug to prevent chronic migraines approved by EU First drug to prevent chronic migraines approved by EU
- August 01, 2018

Migraines can affect the whole body - causing crippling headaches, nausea, blackouts, vomiting and even paralysis. But until now there has been no specific treatment to prevent the problem, with sufferers taking beta blockers, antidepressants and even Botox to reduce symptoms. (more...)
People with 'hidden disabilities' will have the right to a blue badge People with 'hidden disabilities' will have the right to a blue badge
- August 01, 2018

So, under the new rules, people who are eligible to hold a blue badge parking permit include people who suffer from "very considerable psychological distress" when travelling, people with difficulty walking - although this does not just mean physical disabilities and takes into account "both the physical act and the experience of walking", and those who can not travel without "a risk of serious harm to their health and safety" or that of others. (more...)
Legionella bacteria discovered at Jacobi Medical Center Legionella bacteria discovered at Jacobi Medical Center
- August 01, 2018

Officials confirmed 12 days ago that one person died from complications related to the disease. The Health Department has alerted health care providers in the area about this cluster. Restrictions are in place including using only bottled water, packaged bath wipes for daily hygiene and newly installed water filters in the showers. (more...)
China says vaccine maker Changsheng broke manufacturing rules, faked records China says vaccine maker Changsheng broke manufacturing rules, faked records
- August 01, 2018

Li made the remarks after hearing a report from a State Council investigation team which shed light on the illegalities of Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Limited in making rabies vaccines for human use. But the police have recovered them, according to the investigation team. FILE PHOTO: worker is seen at the manufacturing workshop of vaccine maker Wuhan Institute of Biological Products in Wuhan, Hubei province, China May 26, 2010. (more...)
LaSalle tops local rankings of best places to live LaSalle tops local rankings of best places to live
- August 01, 2018

Everything from unemployment rates to the amount of doctors offices in the region is taken into account. The magazine, which is owned by Rogers Publishing Ltd., cites the city's low taxes, relative affordability of housing, and amenities as reasons for ranking the Energetic City at the top of the list. (more...)
Vaginal 'Rejuvenation' Procedures Are Unproven, Pose Serious Risks, FDA Warns Vaginal 'Rejuvenation' Procedures Are Unproven, Pose Serious Risks, FDA Warns
- August 01, 2018

The FDA said it was "deeply concerned" people were being injured with these procedures. The devices have also not been FDA approved for use in treating sexual dysfunction, such as decreased sexual sensation or pain during intercourse or urination. (more...)
Wisconsin man gets rare disease from dog, has limbs amputated Wisconsin man gets rare disease from dog, has limbs amputated
- August 01, 2018

Just bruising all over him", his wife, Dawn Manteufel told Fox 6 Now . "It hit him with a vengeance. Looked like someone beat him up with a baseball bat". "We can't wrap our heads around it", Dawn said. Dailymail.com has reached out to the family for comment but has not received a reply. The GoFundMe page said the damage also affected all areas of Manteufel's body and that he will need plastic surgery to rebuild his nose. (more...)
Greg Hunt backs down over My Health Record privacy provisions Greg Hunt backs down over My Health Record privacy provisions
- August 01, 2018

Even with a court order, Yarwood said, the delegation power and the data release regime represents a profound change to how health data is handled. Hunt had previously denied that access without a warrant or court order was possible, however parts of the legislation underpinning the health records said otherwise. (more...)
San Fernando Valley residents warned of more mosquitoes with West Nile virus San Fernando Valley residents warned of more mosquitoes with West Nile virus
- August 01, 2018

But Kluh and other officials said the prospect of additional hot days before the end summer could result in increased reproduction of mosquitoes, which can spread the virus. So far no animals or people have tested positive for the virus, which is transmitted through bites from infected mosquitoes. According to the health unit, officials are continuing to monitor for the West Nile virus in the area, as well as throughout Simcoe Muskoka. (more...)
C-section puts babies at risk of death, diseases C-section puts babies at risk of death, diseases
- August 01, 2018

The report pointed out that skin-to-skin contact along with suckling at the breast stimulate the mother's production of breastmilk, including colostrum, also called the baby's "first vaccine", which is extremely rich in nutrients and antibodies. (more...)
Man has all limbs amputated after dog's lick leads to infection
- August 01, 2018

Exactly how Manteufel contracted the bacteria is unknown, but doctors suspect that a lick from his own dog likely started the entire process. The Fox affiliate report stated that doctors were then forced to amputate his limbs. His nose also suffered tissue damage, and he will need plastic surgery to be able to breath normally again. "We can't wrap our heads around it that all of a sudden, he's 48 years old and been around dogs all of his life. (more...)
2 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Johnson County, KS 2 confirmed cases of West Nile Virus in Johnson County, KS
- August 01, 2018

Those who do become ill usually experience mild flu-like symptoms, while less than one per cent of people infected with the virus get seriously ill. There are no vaccines or medications to treat WNV. The elderly or those with a weakened immune system should consider limiting their exposure outside during dusk and dawn when the Culex species mosquitos are most active. (more...)
Bernie Sanders Thanks Koch Brothers for Making Case for 'Medicare for All' Bernie Sanders Thanks Koch Brothers for Making Case for 'Medicare for All'
- August 01, 2018

Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., are correct that enacting Sanders' single-payer plan would add trillions to government books, by placing all Americans on one government health insurer, according to both the study's author and Sanders himself. (more...)
Public housing residents can no longer smoke in their homes Public housing residents can no longer smoke in their homes
- July 31, 2018

Smokers won't be able to light up in or near public housing as of today. In Richmond however, prohibited tobacco products include all forms electronic cigarettes - defined as any electronic device that provides a vapor of liquid nicotine. (more...)
IN family warns of dangers of 'Hot Water Challenge' IN family warns of dangers of 'Hot Water Challenge'
- July 31, 2018

He had to stay in the hospital for a week while undergoing treatment. "When I came to my senses, the water got hot, and I just got up and ripped my shirt off", Kyland said. This hashtag means we should think about what is happening to the coral reefs like the rising water temperature So!We suggest a hot Water bucket challenge. (more...)
Colorado patient who had been in Congo tests negative for Ebola virus
- July 30, 2018

Denver Health is working with several agencies including the state health department. He had returned from Congo, an area that just had an Ebola outbreak. Symptoms of Ebola typically include : weakness, fever, aches, diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain. Ebola is a virus that causes severe bleeding and organ failure and can lead to death. (more...)
Denver patient tests negative for Ebola after being evaluated out of precaution Denver patient tests negative for Ebola after being evaluated out of precaution
- July 30, 2018

The patient was then placed in the hospital's isolation unit for evaluation. Connie Price, an infectious diseases physician and Chief Medical Officer of Denver Health, said this will not likely be a confirmed Ebola case after an initial review of the patients' symptoms. (more...)
Backyard Chickens Pose Salmonella Risk — CDC Backyard Chickens Pose Salmonella Risk — CDC
- July 30, 2018

Since February of this year, roughly 212 people have been sickened with Salmonella due to poultry . They carry the bacteria on their feathers, feet as well as in the droppings. But the basics start with always washing hands with soap and water after touching the birds or anything in their environment. But equipment such as food and wat bowls can become contaminated as well. (more...)
Democratic attorneys general sue to block association health plan rule
- July 29, 2018

The states also claim in the lawsuit that the proposed rule conflicts with federal law by labeling any self-employed person a "working owner", which allows them to create a group health plan. Radically departs from almost forty years of settled ERISA law without a reasonable basis, making it arbitrary and capricious. Assistant Attorneys General Attorney Jeff Sprung and Marta DeLeon are handling the case for Washington. (more...)
Digital Health Record: Australians Have the Option to Opt-out Digital Health Record: Australians Have the Option to Opt-out
- July 29, 2018

AN EXPANDED online health record system will be able to help save the lives of Noosa residents, according to the support team promoting the federal initiative. It seems clear to us that due regard to fundamental privacy and cyber security principles were not properly considered or if they were, were down played at the expense of other principles that have not been adequately articulated by those responsible for the My Health Record program. (more...)
Action Needed to Find, Test, Treat Millions Infected With Hepatitis Action Needed to Find, Test, Treat Millions Infected With Hepatitis
- July 29, 2018

About 40 million people live with chronic hepatitis B in the region while an estimated 10 million live with chronic hepatitis C. Urgent action is needed to find, test and treat the missing millions suffering viral hepatitis, World Health Organization said. (more...)
Ocean wilderness rapidly disappearing amid human impact: Aussie-led research
- July 28, 2018

The researchers also draw attention to the $4bn a year that governments spend on subsidies for fishing in the high seas, which should be cut in order to protect marine wildlife. Researchers point to their findings as an urgent call for action to protect what remains of marine wilderness. Such an effort will require global environmental agreements to recognize the unique value of marine wilderness that also sets targets for retention, scientists state. (more...)
Man who gave partners HIV jailed for 10 years Man who gave partners HIV jailed for 10 years
- July 28, 2018

The court heard the maximum penalty for serious harm offences is life in prison. Garda Colm Kelly told the court that the accused started the relationships at around the same time in 2009. She said she used to be full of energy always out running and always there for her daughter but most days now she can not even get out of bed. In their victim impact statements, both women outlined the devastating impact on the diagnosis has had on their lives. (more...)
Scientists resurrect worms 42,000 years after they froze in Siberia
- July 28, 2018

The Pleistocene epoch saw multiple ice ages punctuated by warmer periods in between and lasted from about 2.6 million years ago until 11,700 years ago. Both samples came from the cold Yakutia region in Russian Federation, but one came from a permafrost wall in a squirrel burrow, while the other was found in permafrost near the Alazeya river way back in 2015. (more...)
Bluejay found dead in Marathon County tests positive for West Nile virus Bluejay found dead in Marathon County tests positive for West Nile virus
- July 28, 2018

Rachel Levine said. The agency issued a news release Friday warning the public of the finding, saying the person tested positive for the virus in hospital and is now recovering at home. Ensure your home has tight-fitting screens on windows and doors. Many people who are infected with the virus may not show symptoms at all or experience mild symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash on the chest stomach and back. (more...)