Health Care


Trump Closely Involved In Killing FBI’s Move Out Of Washington, Emails Show Trump Closely Involved In Killing FBI’s Move Out Of Washington, Emails Show
- October 20, 2018

Democrats, citing the new documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee, accused General Services Administrator Emily Murphy of misleading Congress about the White House's involvement in the plans in testimony before a House committee. (more...)
Drug-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken in 29 states — CDC Drug-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken in 29 states — CDC
- October 20, 2018

The source of the raw chicken is unclear from lab tests, and no single common supplier has been identified. The patients live in California, Washington, Texas, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Maine. (more...)
Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response - World Health Organization committee Congo's Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response - World Health Organization committee
- October 20, 2018

Steffen said the committee had based its conclusions on three criteria - whether the outbreak was extraordinary, whether there was a risk of worldwide spread, and whether there was a requirement for an global response. In the last two months, Ministry of Health of Uganda through Uganda Virus Research Institute has been investigating over 220 samples collected from suspects and alert cases. (more...)
Hunter Dies From Rare Brain Disorder After Possibly Eating Squirrel Brains Hunter Dies From Rare Brain Disorder After Possibly Eating Squirrel Brains
- October 20, 2018

In the new case, the 61-year-old man was brought to a hospital in Rochester, New York, in 2015, after experiencing a decline in his thinking abilities. This high number prompted Chen and colleagues to conduct a review of suspected CJD cases at the hospital from 2013 to 2018. The report was presented at the ID (infectious disease) week conference as an abstract called "Towards Earlier Diagnosis of Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs): A Case Series, Including One Associated with ... (more...)
Let’s raise support to promote breast cancer prevention Let’s raise support to promote breast cancer prevention
- October 19, 2018

Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month , Lewis County General Hospital is offering same-day mammogram results . Walk-ins will be accommodated as able. "Dimpling anywhere on the breast", Dr. Ungerleider says is a another sign that something isn't quite right. According to the Komen Foundation, women who detect breast cancer in the early stages have a 99 percent 5-year survival rate. (more...)
The truth about the side effects of flu vaccine The truth about the side effects of flu vaccine
- October 19, 2018

Death reports don't always cite the flu as the cause, complicating the cataloging process, and many flu cases simply go entirely unreported. Last year, more than 80,000 Americans died from complications stemming from the flu. Committee chairman Norman Lamb said: 'The flu season is upon us again and it's outrageous that so few social care staff appear to be vaccinated. "So you can get a reaction, but you can't get the actual influenza from it", Huffer says. (more...)
Last winter's flu season was even more deadly than you can imagine
- October 19, 2018

Last year, 80,000 people died from the flu, which is the highest total ever recorded since seasonal flu-related deaths have been tracked. With weather changes comes the inevitable start to flu season, if you are still debating whether to get your flu shot or not this year, here are some truths you should know about getting vaccinated. (more...)
127 suspected and confirmed cases of polio-like condition — CDC 127 suspected and confirmed cases of polio-like condition — CDC
- October 19, 2018

Early symptoms mirror those of a common cold such as cough, congestion, and fever. Although there is no definitive diagnosis, doctors can identify AFM from a combination of symptoms and an MRI scan, which can reveal spine inflammation. AFM may be one of them. However, the CDC says they know that some patients diagnosed with AFM have recovered quickly, and some continue to have paralysis and require ongoing care. (more...)
Morrison government transfers refugees to Australia from Nauru amid internal pressure Morrison government transfers refugees to Australia from Nauru amid internal pressure
- October 19, 2018

A senior Australian doctor offering medical care to refugees on Nauru has been arrested by police and will be deported from the island later today. Meanwhile, the chief medical officer for contractor International Health and Medical Services on Nauru, Nicole Montana, left the island on Wednesday in mysterious circumstances. (more...)
Mad Cow Disease Confirmed On Scottish Farm Mad Cow Disease Confirmed On Scottish Farm
- October 19, 2018

All animals over for years of age that die on a farm are routinely tested for BSE under a comprehensive surveillance system. The Scottish government announced on Thursday that a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, had been discovered on a farm in Aberdeenshire. (more...)
More Options Available This Flu Vaccination Season More Options Available This Flu Vaccination Season
- October 19, 2018

De Villiers says that even those who are young and healthy still need the shot because if they don't, they can put others at risk. According to the CDC , "all children aged 6 through 59 months" are at a higher risk for contracting flu , as well as "women who are or will be pregnant during the influenza season". (more...)
Antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella sickens people in 29 states, including MA Antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella sickens people in 29 states, including MA
- October 18, 2018

As an investigation continues, the CDC said the source remains unclear. This particular strain of salmonella has been found in both live chickens and raw chicken products, which the CDC says could mean it is "widespread in the chicken industry". (more...)
WHO Calls for Emergency Meeting on Ebola WHO Calls for Emergency Meeting on Ebola
- October 18, 2018

The organisation noted in a statement in Geneva that the meeting, which would involve committee of independent experts, may make recommendations on how best to manage the outbreak. This method has been implemented in the Beni Health Zone because it has the highest number of contacts and has experienced the greatest amount of resistance from residents. (more...)
Hot Stock to Watch: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Hot Stock to Watch: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)
- October 18, 2018

Intraday Trading of the Steel Dynamics, Inc .:Steel Dynamics, Inc. The stock recorded a 52-week high of $36.98 almost 1 days ago on 2018-10-16. Insiders sold a total of 94,568 shares of company stock worth $24,950,027 in the last quarter. As of now, UNH has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 1.23, 25.24 and 5.42 respectively. UnitedHealth Group Incorporated has a market capital of $ 258.57 billion and is part of the Healthcare sector and Health Care Plans industry. (more...)
CDC investigating mysterious polio-like disease in New Hampshire
- October 18, 2018

Between August 2014 and September 2018, 362 cases were confirmed by the CDC. "We know this can be frightening for parents, and I know many parents want to know what signs and symptoms they should be looking out for in their children", she said. (more...)
Salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken in 29 states
- October 18, 2018

Illnesses were reported between January 19, 2018, and September 9, 2018, although no deaths have been linked to the outbreak so far. So far, no deaths have been reported. If possible, use a separate cutting board for raw chicken and other raw meats. People get sick from Salmonella 12 to 72 hours after swallowing the germ and experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. (more...)
Arizona health officials confirm 2 cases of rare illness paralyzing kids
- October 18, 2018

Many other aspects of the illness remain unknown, including what factors puts a person at risk of becoming ill and the long-term consequences. It's a rare disease that can cause muscle weakness, partial paralysis, and general polio-like symptoms in children. (more...)
Hip and knee surgeons to monitor patients using Apple Watch Hip and knee surgeons to monitor patients using Apple Watch
- October 18, 2018

More than a million knee and hip replacements happen every year in the USA, according to Zimmer Biomet . Apple and Zimmer Biomet want to sign up at least 10,000 people in the US for the study . He called the effort "one of the largest evidence-gathering clinical studies in orthopaedic history". The app will only be available to them for now, for the duration of the study but the company is planning to release it to everyone in the near future. (more...)
7th Case of Rare Disease Diagnosed
- October 17, 2018

The rare AFM condition mostly presents in children but so far a cause or consistent patient pathogen has alluded doctors. In addition to viruses, potential causes may include environmental toxins and genetic disorders, according to the CDC , and it "can be hard to diagnose because it shares numerous same symptoms as other neurologic diseases". (more...)
CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids
- October 17, 2018

The agency said 127 cases of acute flaccid myelitis have been reported so far in 2018. The U.S. has had 386 confirmed cases since August 2014. While AFM is not unique to the US, Messonnier said, "no one else has seen seasonal clustering every other year". (more...)
800 dietary supplements contained unapproved drug ingredients 800 dietary supplements contained unapproved drug ingredients
- October 17, 2018

There may be a good reason why that miracle herbal supplement is working so well - it may be getting some help from the big guys - active pharmaceuticals - according to a new analysis of a US Food and Drug Administration database . Nearly all the muscle building supplements, 82 out of 92 products, contained synthetic steroids or steroid-like ingredients, which, when abused, can lead to mental health problems, kidney and heart problems, and liver damage. (more...)
Mysterious Polio-like Disorder Striking Children Around US Growing
- October 17, 2018

Although it is too early to understand how the current season compares to previous ones, she noted, the nation is "on track with what was seen in 2014 and 2016" and will probably have the same number of cases. Another kind of virus was found in only some of the cases. Officials said they will be conducting additional analysis on this year's cases. The outlook for patients with AFM can vary from a quick recovery to ongoing paralysis, Messonnier said. (more...)
Traveler With Confirmed Case Of Measles Visited These Rockland Locations
- October 17, 2018

An global traveler who has been confirmed to have measles visited multiple locations in Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties, potentially exposing others to measles from October 4 to October 11, health officials say. October 14, 2018, 3:11 p.m. The Rockland Health Department is asking all health care providers to immediately report all cases of suspect measles to the Rockland County Department of Health Communicable Disease Program staff by calling 845-364-2997 during normal business ... (more...)
'Vampire' discovered buried in ancient Italian Cemetery of Children 'Vampire' discovered buried in ancient Italian Cemetery of Children
- October 17, 2018

Brittle bones, loose teeth, and other delicate artifacts are the norm, but when researchers unearthed the body of a 10-year-old who died over 1,500 years ago at an ancient burial site in Italy they got something they didn't anticipate. Near the child's grave was the body of a 3-year-old girl, archaeologists say. The open position of the child's jaw, which would not have opened naturally during decomposition with the body positioned on its side, suggests that the rock was intentionally ... (more...)
Case Of Polio-Like Illness Acute Flaccid Myelitis Confirmed In Mass.
- October 16, 2018

It causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak or even paralyzed. Messonnier said the CDC has definitively ruled out polio - which causes a similar set of symptoms - as the cause. Testing of affected children has turned up a smattering of infections - some by enteroviruses , which is the broad family to which polioviruses belong, but also rhinoviruses, which cause head colds. (more...)