Health Care


A billion adults at risk from lack of exercise
- September 05, 2018

High-income countries, including the United Kingdom, were among the least active. They also call for "more opportunities for safe and accessible leisure-time activity" for women around the world to address the substantial gender gap. "Addressing these inequalities in physical activity levels between men and women will be critical to achieving global activity targets and will require interventions to promote and improve women's access to opportunities that are safe, affordable and culturally ... (more...)
Theranos to formally dissolve
- September 05, 2018

The company did not immediately respond to Ars' request for comment. Taylor's email appears to herald the final stages of Theranos, which was once one of Silicon Valley's most lauded startups, drawing investments from Oracle ( ORCL ) founder Larry Ellison and media mogul Rupert Murdoch. (more...)
‘We don’t want people to die because of fatal complacency’ ‘We don’t want people to die because of fatal complacency’
- September 05, 2018

Families objecting to an organ donor's wishes have led to about 3,000 potential transplants being missed in the past year, according to the NHS figures. "Then often their family member becomes too ill to have the conversation and it is too late". However, five people died in the borough in the past five years while waiting for a suitable donor - with a further 6,000 people waiting for a lifesaving transplant across the UK. (more...)
A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk A quarter of adults are too inactive, putting health at risk
- September 05, 2018

In 2016, India ranked 52nd (with 1 being the most inactive, and 168 being the most active) among 168 countries, which means India is in the top third of inactive countries. If current trends continue, the global target of reducing sedentary lifestyle by 10% by 2025 will not be met, the scientists said. Over the last 15 years, they have hardly budged. (more...)
Doc Now Works With Nurse Who Helped Save Him as a Baby Doc Now Works With Nurse Who Helped Save Him as a Baby
- September 05, 2018

Vilma Wong , a nurse at the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, recently crossed paths with Brandon Seminatore , a medical resident at the hospital who's training to be a child neurologist. Also thrilled about the reunion were Seminatore's parents, who attended reunions for patients of the NICU unit for several years after their only son got his clean bill of health. (more...)
Mom says daughter hospitalized after trying on shoes barefoot Mom says daughter hospitalized after trying on shoes barefoot
- September 05, 2018

When Jodie Thomas took her daughter, Sienna, to get new shoes, she didn't think to carry socks with her. After her daughter's hospital stay, Thomas warned parents about the risk of potential blood poisoning that could happen when trying on shoes without socks on a Facebook post . (more...)
Nurse Realizes She Cared For Pediatric Resident 28 Years Ago In NICU
- September 04, 2018

Pediatric resident Brandon Seminatore was doing a monthlong rotation at the same neonatal intensive care unit where he was cared for as a newborn when he came across someone from his past. After revealing that his dad was a police officer, both Vilma and Brandon started to connect the dots. "There was a big silence", Vilma said, adding "and then he asked if I was Vilma". (more...)
Inspirational YouTube Star Claire Wineland Dies at 21 | Claire Wineland, RIP
- September 04, 2018

A young U.S. woman with cystic fibrosis who made a name for herself through writing, speaking and social media has died after receiving a lung transplant . While the illness differs greatly from person to person, the predicted median survival age is close to 40. Wineland's health took a turn for the worse in recent months, prompting the double lung transplant. (more...)
Thousands Will Attend Schools in DRC's Ebola-Affected Areas Thousands Will Attend Schools in DRC's Ebola-Affected Areas
- September 04, 2018

Since the start of vaccination on August 8, 2018, 4,851 people have been vaccinated, including 2,523 in Mabalako, 1,176 in Beni, 1,017 in Mandima, 121 in Oicha and 14 in Kinshasa (members of a new medical team to deploy). The outbreak trend, however, must be interpreted with caution, the World Health Organization warned. However, WHO says substantial risks remain in its fight against the dreaded virus noting that militia violence in the DRC is preventing aid workers from accessing ... (more...)
'Rat Fever' Cases Rise After Kerala Floods,12 Dead Since August 1
- September 03, 2018

Worst floods in almost a century caused a damage of over 20,000 crore. NDTV delivers reliable information across all platforms: TV, Internet and Mobile. Noting that state government has taken all necessary precautions, Health Minister K K Shailaja said people who had come in contact with flood water, should maintain extra vigil. (more...)
Listeriosis Outbreak Officially Over - Motsoaledi Listeriosis Outbreak Officially Over - Motsoaledi
- September 03, 2018

Motsoaledi also explained that food after its "best-before date is not expired food" and could be eaten. "Kotas are not good for you but you can eat them", he laughed. The overall response to listeria and the testing of every factory cost R12-million‚ said health director-general Precious Matsoso. Not a single factory‚ except Tiger Brands‚ had the ST6 strain of listeria that caused the outbreak. (more...)
NY man looking for kidney makes his plea on Times Square billboard NY man looking for kidney makes his plea on Times Square billboard
- September 03, 2018

He is now cancer-free, but three cases per week he have to exercise the day getting dialysis, which is very valuable for staying alive.A wonderfully matched kidney donor would enable him to dwell lifestyles without dialysis and return to a more filled with life standard of living."I'm someone battling a illness, but will overcome". (more...)
3,000 transplants blocked by organ donors' families
- September 03, 2018

During Organ Donation Week , the NHS is urging families to talk about donation with the message - "Words Save Lives". Gareth originally had a heart transplant in 1990, aged only 17, after he contracted cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle. (more...)
Last heart transplant doctor leaves OR hospital Last heart transplant doctor leaves OR hospital
- September 03, 2018

The only OR hospital to offer heart transplants is ending its program indefinitely, just days after announcing it would suspend the program for 14 days to regroup. In 2017, UW Medicine surgeons performed 75 heart transplants - the third-highest volume among such programs nationally, behind Cedars-Sinai and Vanderbilt University medical centers, according to the U.S. (more...)
'Cluster' of cases of Legionnaires' disease confirmed in Surrey 'Cluster' of cases of Legionnaires' disease confirmed in Surrey
- September 03, 2018

Aamir Bharmal of the Fraser Health Authority told CTV News, adding that the source is likely in the Guildford area. Anyone who's at a higher risk and develops pneumonia-like symptoms should see a doctor. It can also become aerosolized and be breathed in. In August 2015, 12 people died after contracting the bacteria in NY. DHHS and the CDC will continue the investigation throughout the Labor Day weekend, including additional environmental testing and conducting interviews and ... (more...)
John McCain honored at US Capitol ceremony John McCain honored at US Capitol ceremony
- September 02, 2018

Biden also noted that the same aggressive brain cancer that claimed McCain also claimed their friend Ted Kennedy and Biden's son Beau. Biden traced his and McCain's careers and shared some escapades, but when he got to explaining why McCain's death has moved the entire country, his eulogy took flight. (more...)
Microwaves are 'main suspect' in attack on U.S. diplomats in Cuba Microwaves are 'main suspect' in attack on U.S. diplomats in Cuba
- September 02, 2018

Experts told the Times that microwave strikes likely explain why some Americans in Cuba and China reported hearing painful sounds, loss of hearing, vertigo and other ailments. James Lin, an electrical engineering expert at the University of IL at Chicago, suggested in a December study that microwave pulses could have produced the odd sounds and caused the symptoms that diplomatic staff and their family members suffered. (more...)
Cannabis can help reduce symptoms of psychosis Cannabis can help reduce symptoms of psychosis
- September 02, 2018

While high strength cannabis is suspected of raising the risk of mental health problems in some frequent cannabis users , cannabidiol or CBD appears to have opposite, antipsychotic properties . According to the researchers, this suggests that CBD could help normalize the brain activity of people with psychosis. Brain activity in the people at risk of psychosis remains abnormal compared to the healthy ones. (more...)
HCA Healthcare to buy North Carolina's Mission Health for $1.5 bln HCA Healthcare to buy North Carolina's Mission Health for $1.5 bln
- September 02, 2018

Shares of HCA Healthcare , Inc. Wetherby Asset Management, a California-based fund reported 4,660 shares. 237 HCA Healthcare, Inc. The recent session has given its stock price a 85.15% upward lead over its 52-week low and showed lower move of -0.59% over its 52-week high. (more...)
Change your breakfast, dinner timings to reduce fat!
- September 02, 2018

Dr Jonathan Johnson, who led the research at the University of Surrey, said: "This is very encouraging". Researchers found that those who changed their mealtimes lost on average more than twice as much body fat as those in the control group , who ate their meals as normal. (more...)
Elderly people needing round-the-clock care to rise by a third Elderly people needing round-the-clock care to rise by a third
- September 02, 2018

In contrast, for women average life expectancy at 65 will increase by just 3 years (from 21.1 to 24.1). Britain faces a deepening care crisis, with the number of elderly people needing 24-hour care set to soar to more than a million over the next 20 years. (more...)
Fraser Health investigating outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Surrey
- September 02, 2018

The organization is urging anyone in Surrey experiencing fever, fatigue, cough, or shortness of breath to seek medical attention. People who visited the area more than two weeks ago and have not developed symptoms are not at risk for disease. (more...)
Medical device maker Stryker to buy K2M Group for about $1.4 billion
- September 02, 2018

We will analyze the growth, profitability, risk, valuation , and insider trends of both companies and see which one investors prefer. Analyst's mean target price for the company is $25.88 while analysts mean suggestion is 2. It's relative volume stands at 0.37. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 102,638 shares of the medical device company's stock valued at $1,847,000 after purchasing an additional 7,568 shares during the period. (more...)
Researchers anxious about 'untreatable' form of gonorrhea Researchers anxious about 'untreatable' form of gonorrhea
- September 02, 2018

Sosa says the CDC data is preliminary for 2017. This is the fourth year of increases in STDs and the figures broke 2016's record by more than 200,000 cases. It can also be a hard conversation to have. "In our prevention training centers, we've shifted the conversation and the starting point of those conversations is not so much you could have a disease, but rather, aren't you interested in your health?" He added that because most people who spread STDs don't know they have them, educating ... (more...)
USDA confirms rare neurological disease in Florida cow USDA confirms rare neurological disease in Florida cow
- September 02, 2018

Colorado State University's veterinary diagnostic laboratory initially tested the cow during a routine surveillance of cattle that have been designated " unsuitable for slaughter ", the USDA said. Of the five previous USA cases, the first, in 2003, was a case of classical BSE in a cow imported from Canada. " This is atypical, so it's spontaneous and there's no connection to any other cows with the disease or to feed ", she added. (more...)