Health Care


Breast cancer remains public health burden - Dr Nsiah-Asare Breast cancer remains public health burden - Dr Nsiah-Asare
- October 05, 2018

She said she received chemotherapy afterward. Hartford HealthCare also works with MSK and has been conducting cancer trials for several years as the charter member of the MSK Cancer Alliance . She said cancer doesn't discriminate, so it is important multiple groups were represented at this event. "Initially after your breast surgery you may find [you have] a really limited range of motion", says Donofree. (more...)
Artificial Sweeteners Can Kill Good Bacteria In Your Gut, Says Study Artificial Sweeteners Can Kill Good Bacteria In Your Gut, Says Study
- October 05, 2018

A lot of people keep on consuming this added ingredient without any knowledge that they are doing so. According to a study, six of the most common artificial sweeteners - aspartame, sucralose , saccharin, neotame, advantame and acesulfame potassium-k - were found to be toxic in the digestive gut microbes of mice. (more...)
Drinking alcohol four times per week increases the risk of early death Drinking alcohol four times per week increases the risk of early death
- October 04, 2018

Researchers found those who drank one or two drinks four or more times a week were 20 per cent more likely to die prematurely. Maybe you should reconsider, according to a new study from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. And the populations in these studies and the latest one are larger than in previous ones. Save for the Elon Musks and the Jeff Bezoses among us, who probably have enough capital and access to nightmarishly unnatural brain-preserving technology to cheat death ... (more...)
'Drunk birds' flying into windows, cars in northern Minnesota 'Drunk birds' flying into windows, cars in northern Minnesota
- October 04, 2018

Meaning, the birds are eating the berries and getting hammered. Techar then explained that the problem may appear more pronounced this year not just because of the early frost, but because numerous birds had not migrated south yet. "Oh my! That explains all the birds bouncing off my window lately!" said one. "Furthermore, specific syllables, which have distinct acoustic structures, were differentially influenced by alcohol, likely reflecting a diversity in the neural mechanisms required for ... (more...)
Australia set to 'eliminate' cervical cancer by 2028 Australia set to 'eliminate' cervical cancer by 2028
- October 04, 2018

It's been revealed that Australia could become the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer thanks to the success of the Human Papilloma Virus vaccination program. Australia transitioned to a new five-yearly HPV cervical screening test for those aged 25-74 from last year, replacing the old two-yearly Pap test previously offered from ages 18-69 years. (more...)
Light Drinking Increases Risk Of Death
- October 04, 2018

A new study suggests that folks who like to tip back a drink or two every day are more likely to die prematurely. When it comes to those who have a family history of cancer, however, any drinking at all was found to be detrimental to the risk of developing the disease. (more...)
With temperature dropping, Alberta prepares for flu season
- October 04, 2018

The CDC said it was the worst flu season in decades, which is why officials are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. Last winter the flu and related illnesses claimed the lives of more than 80,000 people in the US, making it the deadliest season in four decades, yet health professionals worry that many are still ignoring advice to get an annual flu shot, National Public Radio reported . (more...)
More Than a Third of American Adults Eat Fast Food Daily More Than a Third of American Adults Eat Fast Food Daily
- October 03, 2018

Contrary to popular belief, the study showed fast food consumption is actually higher among in wealthy families. The survey assesses the health of adults and children in the USA and tracks changes over time, looking at who eats it (age, income, gender) and how they eat it (where and when). (more...)
Allison and Tasuku Honjo Bag Nobel Prize in Medicine for Cancer Research Allison and Tasuku Honjo Bag Nobel Prize in Medicine for Cancer Research
- October 03, 2018

Their parallel work concerned proteins that act as brakes on the body's immune system . Honjo, meanwhile, said he wanted to continue his research "so that this immune therapy will save more cancer patients than ever". "It's a second life". TMC News spoke to Allison in 2015 about the emergence of immunotherapy and in 2017 when tech billionaire Sean Parker gifted $250 million to form the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy . (more...)
Province spending $12.6 million on flu vaccines this season Province spending $12.6 million on flu vaccines this season
- October 03, 2018

Flu symptoms often come suddenly, and can vary significantly depending on the person. You can get vaccinated at any time as fall approaches, but October is probably the best time to get it done. The body changes during pregnancy - heart rate and oxygen consumption increase while lung capacity decreases. Traditionally, most people have gotten flu vaccinations at doctors' offices or government health centers. (more...)
Nobel Chemistry prize awarded to Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter
- October 03, 2018

American Chemical Society president Peter Dorhout praised the Nobel winners, saying "the laureates have used chemistry to accelerate the evolution of natural biological molecules that act as the critical machinery for living organisms". Today phage display has produced antibodies that can neutralise toxins, counteract autoimmune diseases and cure metastatic cancer. Smith genetically engineered the bacteriophage, inserting unknown genes to see what proteins would be made, as the proteins ... (more...)
Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to 'power of evolution'
- October 03, 2018

Arnold made the first enzymes - proteins that catalyse chemical reactions - through directed evolution, and they've been used in the production ranging from biofuels to pharmaceuticals. Winter, of the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, then harnessed that method and used it to direct the evolution of new antibodies - immune proteins that bind to and neutralize pathogens such as bacteria or viruses - with the aim of making new drugs. (more...)
Florence floods breed large, aggressive mosquitoes
- October 03, 2018

Days of standing water from Hurricane Florence proved to be the ideal breeding ground for a large, aggressive species of mosquito - especially in the town of Fayetteville, North Carolina. I told my wife, 'Gosh, look at the size of this thing.' I told her that I guess I'm going to have to use a shotgun on these things if they get any bigger". (more...)
Texas Pool Closes After 'Brain- Eating Amoeba' Kills Visitor Texas Pool Closes After 'Brain- Eating Amoeba' Kills Visitor
- October 02, 2018

A New Jersey man has died from a brain-eating amoeba he may have contracted while swimming in Texas. He said the surf resort is in compliance with the CDC's "guidelines and recommendations concerning Naegleria fowleri ". Officials at the CDC, meanwhile, are investigating the water at the BSR Cable Park, reported KBTX . He died at a hospital in Atlantic City on September 21. (more...)
Do Indians have a genetic propensity for heart disease? Do Indians have a genetic propensity for heart disease?
- October 01, 2018

Cerebrovascular Disease - this affects the brain causing paralysis and impaired speech. Also, regular intake of alcohol in excessive quantity is linked to serious health issues, including heart diseases . After a few days or months, they become ill again. "Among women, diabetes hits only after menopause as the estrogen hormone helps keep it at bay". But it actually works the other way. (more...)
Allison and Tasuku Honjo Win 2018 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine Allison and Tasuku Honjo Win 2018 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine
- October 01, 2018

The duo will share the Nobel prize sum of nine million Swedish kronor (about $1.01 million or 870,000 euros). Both laureates studied proteins that prevent the body and its main immune cells, known as T-cells, from attacking tumour cells effectively. (more...)
CDC investigating 'brain eating amoeba' at surf resort in Waco CDC investigating 'brain eating amoeba' at surf resort in Waco
- October 01, 2018

The 29-year-old man died in New Jersey earlier this month after falling ill with Naegleria fowleri . It can cause a rare and devastating infection of the brain called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). "BSR Surf Resort operates a state of the art artificial man-made wave". The initial symptoms may include headache, fever, nausea, or vomiting. The amoeba, also known as Naegleria fowleri , is "incredibly rare", but is naturally occurring in warm, fresh and sometimes stagnant water. (more...)
Lilly pushes into migraine market as Emgality approved in US
- October 01, 2018

Teva's CGRP drug Ajovy (fremanezumab) was approved by the FDA earlier this month, while Novartis and Amgen's Aimovig ( erenumab ) got approval in May. In two phase 3 clinical trials that included more than 1,700 patients with episodic migraine, those who received 120 or 240 milligrams of the drug had much fewer monthly migraine headache days than those who received a placebo . (more...)
Trump thanks Turkey for helping Syria's Idlib Trump thanks Turkey for helping Syria's Idlib
- September 30, 2018

Meetings have been recently taking place between representatives of the rebel groups in Idlib and the Turkish intelligence to reach a mechanism to impose the demilitarized zone that was agreed upon by Turkey and Russian Federation in Idlib , said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. (more...)
Limiting your children’s screen time could lead to better cognition, study says Limiting your children’s screen time could lead to better cognition, study says
- September 30, 2018

Dr Walsh concludes: "We found that more than two hours of recreational screen time in children was associated with poorer cognitive development". Researchers say screen time does not stimulate the brain in the same way reading books do. The more individual recommendations the child met, the better their cognition. The questionnaire found that children that met all three recommendations or met the sleep and screen-time recommendations - or just met the screen-time recommendations - ... (more...)
New contraceptive pills may lower risk of ovarian cancer in young women New contraceptive pills may lower risk of ovarian cancer in young women
- September 30, 2018

Authors wrote, "Based on our results, contemporary combined hormonal contraceptives are still associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer in women of reproductive age, with patterns similar to those seen with older combined oral products". (more...)
Louisville residents test positive for West Nile virus Louisville residents test positive for West Nile virus
- September 29, 2018

Six human cases of West Nile virus have been identified in Haldimand-Norfolk, say health officials, including one that proved fatal. While there have been CT residents that have tested positive for West Nile each year since 1999, there were only three cases last year, compared to this year's 15. (more...)
LCHD offering flu vaccines during clinics LCHD offering flu vaccines during clinics
- September 29, 2018

Protection provided by flu vaccination can vary widely, based in part on health and age factors of the person getting vaccinated. Depending on which kind of vaccine you get, the flu shot either contains a dead, inactive form of the flu virus or no flu virus at all. (more...)
Aetna, with eye on regulators, sells Medicare drug business to WellCare
- September 29, 2018

CVS is the largest manager of pharmacy drug plans for the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled with a 24 percent market share while Aetna has an 8.7 percent share, according to a recent Barclays research note. Aetna will continue providing administrative services for the Part D business through 2019, a full year after WellCare takes them over. Aetna's sale of its Part D business to WellCare Health is an effort to head off some of this criticism. (more...)
Amazon Alexa is suffering widespread borkage across Europe Amazon Alexa is suffering widespread borkage across Europe
- September 29, 2018

The latest Echos were announced at a major event in Seattle last week and include a new Dot, Echo Show and something called the Echo Input. Amazon claims it'll be 70 percent louder than what you got previous year and we could definitely feel the difference in quality. (more...)