Health Care


Ebola kills 33 in Democratic Republic of Congo Ebola kills 33 in Democratic Republic of Congo
- August 07, 2018

Four new deaths from people who tested positive for the disease were recorded in the Beni region in North Kivu province, a region with deep security problems which shares borders with Uganda and Rwanda. More than 3,000 doses remain in stock in the capital Kinshasa, allowing authorities to quickly deploy it to the affected areas near the Ugandan border. (more...)
Plastic Surgeons Now Dealing with 'Snapchat Dysmorphia' Plastic Surgeons Now Dealing with 'Snapchat Dysmorphia'
- August 07, 2018

The researchers further wrote, "The pervasiveness of these filtered images can take a toll on one's self esteem, make one feel inadequate for not looking a certain way in the real world, and may even act as a trigger and lead to body dysmorphic disorder ". (more...)
Pentagon puts restrictions on fitness trackers Pentagon puts restrictions on fitness trackers
- August 07, 2018

The U.S. military is prohibiting its deployed personnel from using geolocation features on smartphones, fitness trackers and other devices because they could create security risks by revealing their location , the Pentagon said on Monday. Shanahan. Operational areas mostly consist of sensitive overseas locations where USA personnel are deployed. The move to increase troop security comes in part as a response to exercise-logging company Strava publishing a map compiling its users' ... (more...)
Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of their HIV status Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of their HIV status
- August 07, 2018

Additionally, it threatened Ecuador, the sponsor country of the resolution, with retaliatory trade measures and removal of military aid if they continued to pursue it. Eregie stated that breastfeeding is the foundation of life. Are you feeding breast milk to your infant? The Gift designation gives Opelousas General Health System a better opportunity to achieve further certifications and accreditations, as well as meet national and global quality measures and standards of care. (more...)
International Beer Day: International Beer Day: "Drink Good Beer with Good Friends"
- August 06, 2018

It also celebrates beer makers and servers. Do you often end up with a pile of empty beer bottles after a late night house party? The right glass enhances your beer drinking process; you would be amazed the difference a clean glass and they right type of glass can make to your beer drinking pleasure. (more...)
Certain bacteria are growing to be intolerant to hand sanitizers Certain bacteria are growing to be intolerant to hand sanitizers
- August 06, 2018

Characteristically hand sanitizers contain 60 % alcohol. Enterococcus faecium is actually a common gut bacteria but can cause serious illness when encountered at a hospital, with the illnesses ranging from urinary tract infections to bloodstream and surgical wound infections. (more...)
Plastic surgery helps people look like their Snapchat selfies Plastic surgery helps people look like their Snapchat selfies
- August 06, 2018

Is your teenaged daughter addicted to photo editing applications such as Snapchat to get that flawless look for the ideal selfie? "The pervasiveness of these filtered images can take a toll on one's self esteem, make one feel inadequate for not looking a certain way in the real world, and may even act as a trigger and lead to body dysmorphic disorder (BDD)", Vashi wrote in the newly published paper. (more...)
New organ donation law could save 700 more lives every year New organ donation law could save 700 more lives every year
- August 05, 2018

The announcement follows a consultation earlier this year, in which the Government sought views from members of the public about organ donation, receiving an unprecedented 17,000 responses. There will be exceptions - children under 18, those with diminished mental capabilities, and foreigners who have been in the country less than 12 months - and relatives can still override the "presumed consent", if the "donor" has relatives in the first place to object. (more...)
DRC: New Ebola Virus Outbreak Days After Previous Epidemic Ends DRC: New Ebola Virus Outbreak Days After Previous Epidemic Ends
- August 05, 2018

Officials said it was not yet clear whether the two Congo outbreaks separated by more than 2,500 kilometres are linked. "This outbreak comes at a time when the country is already unstable, with millions of people caught up in humanitarian crises as a result of ongoing conflicts", said Jose Barahona, Oxfam Country Director for the DRC. (more...)
Minister says men are starving babies by sucking their breast milk Minister says men are starving babies by sucking their breast milk
- August 05, 2018

Experts have compiled facts about breastfeeding, and these include that babies that are exclusively breastfed for the first six months have fewer ear infections, respiratory illnesses and bouts of diarrhoea. The WHO report released on Tuesday comes after the USA was embroiled in a breatfeeding issue at the World Health Assembly and President Donald Trump had to tweet that we wasn't favoring the infant-formula industry versus breastfeeding. (more...)
One dead as tornado rips through Manitoba One dead as tornado rips through Manitoba
- August 05, 2018

Environment Canada said Saturday a tornado was reported at around 8:40 pm CST east of Alonsa, south of Silver Ridge. The man lived alone, Stan Asham said, but frequently entertained guests on weekends. "It was just a constant rumble, and it just didn't stop". "There's lots of damage", she said. "We are extremely lucky", she said. Paul Manaigre said the man was found outside his house just after 9 p.m. (more...)
Even low air pollution levels can damage heart Even low air pollution levels can damage heart
- August 05, 2018

Most participants lived outside major United Kingdom cities, according to the study, which was a collaboration between scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Oxford University. Interestingly the participants NO2 exposure was considerably higher and on average was either on the same level or higher than the United Kingdom and the World Health Organisation's acceptable limit of 40µg per cubic metre. (more...)
People Sickened From Salmonella Tied To Hy-Vee Pasta Salad, CDC says People Sickened From Salmonella Tied To Hy-Vee Pasta Salad, CDC says
- August 05, 2018

Anyone who believes they may have been made sick by eating recalled Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad should contact a healthcare provider. The product, which contains pasta shells, carrots, celery, cucumbers, green pepper, onion and mayonnaise, is sold in 1-pound and 3-pound plastic containers and is also available in smaller sizes from the deli service case. (more...)
Stonehenge builders were Welsh, Oxford University finds Stonehenge builders were Welsh, Oxford University finds
- August 04, 2018

While previous studies have concentrated on Stonehenge's construction - including the sourcing of the stones and their transport from over 160 kilometres away in modern-day Pembrokeshire in southwest Wales - very little has been unearthed about the individuals who built it. (more...)
CDC: 'Don't wash, reuse condoms!' CDC: 'Don't wash, reuse condoms!'
- August 04, 2018

It's widely known that condoms are used to help protect against sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies - if they're used properly. A condom is a sheath-shaped barrier device. The CDC released a tweet last week reminding people to not reuse or wash their rubbers. "This is actually the first time I have actually heard of something like this but that doesn't mean that is not possibly happening within communities, we haven't noticed any reports to use from clinicians in our ... (more...)
CDC: Don't wash or reuse condoms CDC: Don't wash or reuse condoms
- August 04, 2018

In case you don't know this, don't reuse condoms. The CDC reminds people that condoms are effective at reduces the risk of STDs and are available at nearly every convenience and grocery store. "Condoms don't last forever", the organization tweeted. She then goes on to explain the reason why continuing to use a condom after ejaculation is not a good idea. (more...)
Successfully bioengineered pig lungs may revolutionize organ transplants Successfully bioengineered pig lungs may revolutionize organ transplants
- August 04, 2018

Scientists have once again proved the seemingly impossible is possible, growing lungs in a lab and then transplanting them into pigs. Joaquin Cortiella , Director of Lab of Tissue Engineering and Organ Regeneration Director, Lab of Tissue Engineering and Organ Regeneration at UTMB, added: "I would say in five to 10 years you will get someone with a bioengineered lung". (more...)
Increasing Tolerance of Hospital Enterococcus faecium to Handwash Alcohols Increasing Tolerance of Hospital Enterococcus faecium to Handwash Alcohols
- August 04, 2018

To combat this, hospitals around the world have adopted strict hygiene procedures that generally involve hand rubs or washes containing ethyl or isopropyl alcohol disinfectants. faecium . While this approach has been affective in stabilising the levels of MRSA, VRE infection rates have not been affected in the same way. Afterward, scientists scattered the bacteria over the floors of mice' cages and determined that alcohol-resistant specimens were more prone to penetrating and proliferating ... (more...)
Cities Sue Trump Administration Over Obamacare 'Sabotage' Cities Sue Trump Administration Over Obamacare 'Sabotage'
- August 04, 2018

The cities of Baltimore, Chicago, Columbus and Cincinnati filed the lawsuit in federal court in Maryland, arguing that Trump's actions against the Affordable Care Act violate the Constitution's provision that the president "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed". (more...)
Jennifer Aniston: 'I'm not heartbroken after Justin Theroux split' Jennifer Aniston: 'I'm not heartbroken after Justin Theroux split'
- August 03, 2018

The misconceptions are "Jen can't keep a man", and "Jen refuses to have a baby because she's selfish and committed to her career". "To go back and revisit all these years later, well I don't know what the story would be now". We are two best friends who have chose to part ways as a couple, but look forward to continuing our cherished friendship. Jennifer Aniston addresses speculation about her parenting plans in the September issue of InStyle . (more...)
Boy's brain recovers after visual center removed Boy's brain recovers after visual center removed
- August 03, 2018

Behrmann said that the surgery partially impaired the vision of the UD. The life-threatening disorder cured by paying a small price. According to Live Science, U.D. Behrmann added, "We really drilled down to understand whether or not there was any loss or adjustment of function. And we weren't able to see any". What the researchers found after the operation was that although U.D. (more...)
Congo confirms 4 Ebola cases week after outbreak ends
- August 03, 2018

The province shares borders with Rwanda and Uganda with a great deal of cross-border movement due to the trade activities, which, World Health Organization warned, could increase the risk of possible spread of the virus. "This outbreak comes at a time when the country is already unstable, with millions of people caught up in humanitarian crises as a result of ongoing conflicts". (more...)
Bioengineered Lungs Grown in a Lab Successfully Transplanted Into Living Pigs
- August 03, 2018

Unfortunately, it's often the case that more people need organ transplants than there are available organ transplants, leaving many to wait on a list for months or even years, some patients passing away before an organ becomes available. There the ingredients mingled for 30 days. To do this, they removed all of the cells and blood from pig lungs using a mix of sugar and detergent. In some cases, it took as few as two weeks for the lung to grow a strong blood vessel network, the crucial ... (more...)
Multiple cases of hand, foot and mouth disease treated in Central Texas Multiple cases of hand, foot and mouth disease treated in Central Texas
- August 03, 2018

HFMD is a common illness among children under the age of five, however older children and adults can catch the disease as well. The disease can be prevented by washing your hands, disinfecting surfaces and not sharing utensils. "They usually begin as small red spots, often in the back of the mouth, that blister and can become painful", the CDC explains. However, those bumps can also show up in the knees, elbows, and genitalia. (more...)
Lung cancer rate rising for women as breast cancer rate declines
- August 03, 2018

Mortality rates for lung cancer among women are projected to be higher in high-income countries than in middle-income countries, reported Jose M. Martinez-Sanchez, PhD, of the International University of Catalonia in Barcelona, and colleagues in Cancer Research . (more...)