Health Care


Early risers less likely to get breast cancer Early risers less likely to get breast cancer
- November 08, 2018

Results from 228,951 women enrolled in an global genetic study conducted by the Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC) were also included in the analysis. Researchers from the University of Bristol have analysed the link between sleeping patterns and breast cancer in women. Researchers then mapped the genetic variations between the earlier risers and the night owls and compared it with that to the risk of developing cancer. (more...)
FDA Approves DSUVIA Sublingual Synthetic Opioid Formulation & Delivery System FDA Approves DSUVIA Sublingual Synthetic Opioid Formulation & Delivery System
- November 07, 2018

Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) is recklessly and needlessly endangering people by approving a super-strong opioid", a statement from the public advocacy group Public Citizen said in response to the approval. AcelRx Pharmaceticals, maker of the drug, explains that, in many care settings-including battlefield settings-patients may not have readily available access to intravenous (IV) treatments for pain, and intramuscular injections (currently the standard of care for battlefield ... (more...)
Healthcare prevention plan worthy, but funding an issue Healthcare prevention plan worthy, but funding an issue
- November 07, 2018

As part of this, it will "encourage more people to make the most of their local pharmacy" and will push for "local pharmacies to play a strong role in helping people stay well in the community", it said in its document . Matt Hancock said: "In the United Kingdom, we are spending £97 billion of public money on treating disease and only £8 billion preventing it across the UK". (more...)
Cell phone radiation linked to cancer Cell phone radiation linked to cancer
- November 05, 2018

The studies also found evidence that the radiation was linked to tumors in male rats' brains and adrenal glands. Now, it says it will echo the NTP's previous advice to the public, back in February when the preliminary results were revealed. (more...)
Weekly Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE:FIT) Ratings
- November 05, 2018

The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $5.83. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 25,392 shares of the scientific and technical instruments company's stock valued at $136,000 after purchasing an additional 9,562 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
How personalised breast cancer screening could save lives and reduce unneeded mammograms How personalised breast cancer screening could save lives and reduce unneeded mammograms
- November 05, 2018

The campaign aimed to generate awareness of the illness and to inform students and staff about early detection, a major role in the treatment of breast cancer . The researchers studied associations with tumor characteristics and survival outcomes for patients with rare protein-truncating variants (PTVs) in 31 cancer predisposition genes, including BRCA1/2. (more...)
2 more measles cases confirmed in New Jersey 2 more measles cases confirmed in New Jersey
- November 05, 2018

Ocean County Health Officials have just confirmed with News 12 New Jersey there are now four cases of measles in the Lakewood Township area. Measles is a highly contagious disease. Ruppert. However, because there is a measles outbreak in Rockland County, the Rockland County Department of Health is currently recommending that children 6 months through 11 months of age get an MMR vaccine now. (more...)
IN reports its first flu-related death of the season IN reports its first flu-related death of the season
- November 04, 2018

Influenza is a communicable disease and the government must enforce proper public health policy in such kind of situation where spread of communicable diseases especially flu are really threat to the citizens, he said . He said influenza virus was seasonal and its outbreak in Pakistan is mostly by the H1N1 virus. Some prescriptions can help flu symptoms. The cost of the Quadravalent flu shot is $40 for adults. (more...)
No appendix? Your risk of Parkinson's is reduced by more than 20% No appendix? Your risk of Parkinson's is reduced by more than 20%
- November 04, 2018

This is amounts to a 16.9% decrease in the odds of acquiring the disease-but in absolutes, that's the difference between an 0.14 per cent chance of acquiring the disease for those who hadn't gotten their appendix removed versus an 0.11 per cent chance for those who had. (more...)
Cellphone radiation may cause cancer in rats Cellphone radiation may cause cancer in rats
- November 04, 2018

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). The FDA disagreed. "The current safety limits for cell phone radiofrequency energy exposure remain acceptable for protecting the public health", said Shuren, the Food and Drug Administration official. (more...)
27th adenovirus case confirmed at pediatric rehab facility 27th adenovirus case confirmed at pediatric rehab facility
- November 04, 2018

New Jersey health officials on October 31 confirmed four adenovirus cases at Voorhees (N.J.) Pediatric Facility. It did not say when the child died at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in the town of Haskell. The previous date had been Monday. Adenovirus has an incubation period of two to 14 days and symptoms typically appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. (more...)
More babies in Maryland being born prematurely, according to March of Dimes More babies in Maryland being born prematurely, according to March of Dimes
- November 04, 2018

It was the third straight year of increased premature births. "While a slight improvement in Orange County is heartening, the challenges of preterm births remain", said Dr. By expanding proven programs and innovative solutions we can shift our health care system to improve treatment and preventive care for moms and lower the preterm birth rate. (more...)
Affordable Care Act's Sign-Up Season Now Open Affordable Care Act's Sign-Up Season Now Open
- November 03, 2018

The agency says short-term plans may or may not meet all of a person's needs depending on what the plan provides and the person's personal health and financial situation. Consumers should contact GCI at (866) 311-1119 or visit the GCI website to learn if they are eligible to receive financial assistance based on their income and family size. (more...)
Global Protein Chip Market Size - Agilent Technologies, Affymetrix, Sigma Aldrich Global Protein Chip Market Size - Agilent Technologies, Affymetrix, Sigma Aldrich
- November 03, 2018

The general idea of the Market Intelligence Data research team that the report comes in handy for those who are planning to start a business or someone who is planning to expand the business. Additionally, in Asia Pacific region, factors responsible for the growth of this market is due to growing aged population and continually changing climate conditions in countries like India, China, and Australia have upraised concerns for skin problems and these are anticipated to fuel personal care ... (more...)
San Diego Officially Declares An End to Hepatitis A Outbreak San Diego Officially Declares An End to Hepatitis A Outbreak
- November 03, 2018

The health department says the two had underlying medical conditions which made their infections more severe. Almost three-fourths of Lexington's hepatitis A cases were hospitalized last month, according to new data from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department. (more...)
Measles Outbreak In Rockland County Is Getting Worse Measles Outbreak In Rockland County Is Getting Worse
- November 03, 2018

All three cases are children who are unvaccinated, not of school age and do not attend daycare. If you visited AFC Urgent Care at 1667 E. Main St. Duncan, SC on Sunday, Oct. Measles is a highly contagious disease. The rash lasts for five to six days, and then fades. Meanwhile, Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. issued Executive Order No. (more...)
More deaths seen for less invasive cervical cancer surgery More deaths seen for less invasive cervical cancer surgery
- November 03, 2018

Doctors estimate that several thousand women in India undergo minimally invasive hysterectomy for early stage cervical cancer or endometrial cancer every year. The rate of disease-free survival at 4.5 years was 86 percent with minimally invasive surgery and 96.5 percent with open surgery. "While we need to learn more about the reasons behind these findings, surgeons who wish to offer minimally invasive radical hysterectomy to cervical cancer patients must ensure they are informed of these ... (more...)
Children's flu clinic to be held in Bangor Thursday Children's flu clinic to be held in Bangor Thursday
- November 02, 2018

The vaccine is intended for most adults, as well as children six months of age and older. It is a first come, first served basis. In addition to the Fluzone high-dose vaccine for ages 65 and older, the health department also is offering the quadrivalent flu vaccine for 6-month-olds and up, which "is created to protect against four different flu viruses: two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses", Green said. (more...)
Antibiotics may cause obesity in young children, new study finds Antibiotics may cause obesity in young children, new study finds
- November 02, 2018

For the study, researchers from Walter Reed National Military Medical in the United States examined 333,353 infants among which almost 46,993 children became obese. There was an association between antibiotic prescriptions and obesity (hazard ratio, 1.26). For each additional class of antibiotic prescribed the risk increased. (more...)
Teal pumpkins help kids with allergies have a safe Halloween Teal pumpkins help kids with allergies have a safe Halloween
- November 02, 2018

Victoria City Hall is among other cities in North American taking part in the " Teal Pumpkin Project ". Then, when that child with the food allergy comes up and says, 'Hey! Residents are encouraged to buy non-food goodies and then set a teal pumpkin outside their house to let trick-or-treaters know they have a treat that isn't food. (more...)
Antibiotics and acid suppressants in early childhood linked to obesity
- November 02, 2018

Taking antibiotics in infancy has been linked to a higher risk of obesity, a study suggests. The composition of gut bacteria (the microbiome ) has been linked to various aspects of human health, including obesity. 'We have to be careful about medications which might risk obesity because people who are obese in childhood typically increase their weight in adulthood, putting them in danger of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart problems'. (more...)
Police Raid Magaya’s Offices Over HIV Cure Police Raid Magaya’s Offices Over HIV Cure
- November 01, 2018

He said the ZRP was acting within their mandate. "I can confirm that Magaya is assisting police with investigations in connection with enquiries the ZRP is now conducting", he said. Magaya said through their health subsidiary, Aretha Medical, and with the aid of an Indian company, they discovered the Aguma herb that contains phytochemicals with powerful antioxidant properties that can boost the immune system and also cure cancer. (more...)
Dogs can be trained to detect malaria in people Dogs can be trained to detect malaria in people
- November 01, 2018

That makes it tricky to use dogs to scent-detect malaria. Guest noted that malaria is both preventable and curable, saying that her team's research is aimed at harnessing the awesome power of a dog's nose to prevent the disease . Genetic mutations have also exacerbated the challenges of detecting malaria. "The dogs are picking up the odors so quickly and easily that if you actually had people carrying malaria parasites they'd probably have a really big odor signal". (more...)
Going vegan may help people manage diabetes Going vegan may help people manage diabetes
- November 01, 2018

Eating a plant-based or vegan diet helps to manage the condition, cuts blood sugar and can reduce depression , according to a study. After looking at all the data, the authors concluded a plant-based diet, accompanied by "educational interventions", can significantly improve psychological wellbeing and general quality of life. (more...)
BMJ: Babies of older fathers have more health problems BMJ: Babies of older fathers have more health problems
- November 01, 2018

The paper showed that babies born to fathers of an "advanced paternal age", which roughly equates to older than 35, are at a higher risk for adverse birth outcomes. Changes to sperm as men age could be behind their findings, they said, while other experts said that bad habits such as smoking and drinking, more common among older men, may be to blame. (more...)