Health Care


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reports from the abyss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reports from the abyss
- December 05, 2018

We went to the moon, we electrified the nation, we established civil rights, we enfranchised the country. Ocasio-Cortez fired back at his trolling on her Twitter account along with a reference to her Green New Deal, which involves "transitioning the United States to a carbon-free, 100-percent renewable energy system, and a fully modernized electrical grid by 2035". (more...)
Chinese genomics scientist defends his gene-editing research Chinese genomics scientist defends his gene-editing research
- December 04, 2018

This kind of work is now banned in many countries as the DNA changes can pass to future generations and possibly risks harming other genes. "It's just unconscionable. In Australia human embryo editing for reproductive objective is strictly prohibited . He and his team used the technology to disable the gene that allows HIV to enter cells. (more...)
'SNL' Offers Its Take On Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez In 'Morning Joe' Parody 'SNL' Offers Its Take On Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez In 'Morning Joe' Parody
- December 04, 2018

But do these accomplishments really rank among such iconic American accomplishments as the moon landing and the establishment of civil rights? Ocasio-Cortez, who received a relatively low lottery number, chose an office only steps away from that of Pelosi. (more...)
Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor
- December 04, 2018

Donors must have an A or O blood type, be of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent, and have the same missing antigen - or Zainab's body will reject the blood. Zainab suffers from Neuroblastoma, a cancer that develops from immature nerve cells around the adrenal glands and most commonly affects children 5 or younger. (more...)
More victors in HIV stigma fight emerge More victors in HIV stigma fight emerge
- December 04, 2018

A lot of campaigns have been undertaken to ensure that all pregnant women undergo HIV testing and counseling in order to reduce mother to child transmission. The research demonstrates that one of the reasons that clients with HIV, who are hard to reach with testing services (e.g., adolescents and men), like using self-tests is that the test can be very private. (more...)
Maine CDC encourages people to get tested on World AIDS Day Maine CDC encourages people to get tested on World AIDS Day
- December 03, 2018

PAHO/WHO recommends that health systems expand options for HIV testing to include HIV self-tests and lay provider tests, which can be done at home, as well as in places other than health centres, with flexible hours and same-day results. The " Know your status " theme should also go beyond HIV services. - One in four people, about 9 million, are unaware that they are HIV-positive. (more...)
Male birth control gel could replace condoms Male birth control gel could replace condoms
- December 02, 2018

The National Institutes of Health is enrolling about 420 couples to use an experimental gel. The participating men would be spraying the formulation or the gel over their back and shoulders from where it will be absorbed. The researchers will track men for four to 12 weeks to ensure their sperm production has fallen significantly enough to prevent conception, with women using an alternative form of birth control just in case. (more...)
First flu death of the season is reported in Los Angeles County First flu death of the season is reported in Los Angeles County
- December 02, 2018

With flu season beginning as early as August and sometimes lasting until May, it is never too late to vaccinate. The County Health Department is providing flu shots for residents at a cost of $30. Symptoms are muscle aches, fever, and fatigue. The agency did not say whether they had been vaccinated. Ms. Payne said CHC is in the process of reviewing its visitation policy. (more...)
British MP becomes first to reveal to parliament that he has HIV British MP becomes first to reveal to parliament that he has HIV
- December 02, 2018

The 32-year-old Lloyd Russell-Moyle told his fellow lawmakers that he had been diagnosed with HIV when he was 22. "Next year I'll be marking an anniversary of my own: 10 years since I became HIV positive", Mr Russell-Moyle said. "We can be whoever we want to be, and to those who have not been tested, maybe because of fear, I say to you: it is better to live in knowledge than to die in fear". (more...)
US life expectancy drops again as overdoses climb US life expectancy drops again as overdoses climb
- December 02, 2018

Project 2025, will span across all demographic and key higher risk groups to save thousands of lives within the next decade. "Do we say this is the new normal?" Overall, Americans could expect to live 78.6 years at birth in 2017, down a tenth of a year from the 2016 estimate, according to the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. (more...)
United Kingdom has made 'no progress' on obesity, global report finds United Kingdom has made 'no progress' on obesity, global report finds
- December 02, 2018

The report released on Thursday states that India tops the list of countries, with 46.6 million stunted children , followed by Nigeria with 13.9 million and Pakistan with 10.7 million. The report notes that while stunting in children under five is declining at a global level, the numbers in Africa are increasing. In light of the persistent crisis, the Indian government had repeatedly launched several nutrition missions across rural and semi-urban areas, to ensure infants are breastfed ... (more...)
CDC warns about disease threat from Asian longhorned tick
- December 02, 2018

The longhorned tick was first spotted in New Jersey in 2017 . "The full public health and agricultural impact of this tick discovery and spread is unknown", Beard said. Determine the geographic distribution of Asian longhorned tick in the United States. In its recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report , the CDC warned the public regarding the potential health hazards that may arise as a result of the ongoing multistate infestation of the Asian longhorned tick. (more...)
‘Measles Cases Spike Globally Due to Gaps in Vaccination Coverage’ ‘Measles Cases Spike Globally Due to Gaps in Vaccination Coverage’
- December 01, 2018

An estimated 110,000 people, the majority of whom are children, died because of the infectious disease. Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccines Market report studies the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccines with many aspects of the industry like the market size, market status, market trends and forecast, the report also provides brief information of the competitors and the specific growth opportunities with key market drivers. (more...)
Woman's Head 'Doubles In Size' After Allergic Reaction To Hair Dye Woman's Head 'Doubles In Size' After Allergic Reaction To Hair Dye
- December 01, 2018

Hours after applying the dye, Estelle , 19, noticed her scalp itching and the top of her head beginning to swell, prompting her to visit a pharmacy for cream and antihistamines to soothe the irritation. Since surviving her ordeal, Estelle's mother believes there should be greater awareness of the dangers behind PPD. Colouring products contain a variety of chemicals but PPD is the prime cause of allergic reaction to hair dye. (more...)
Vermont overdose rates rank 22nd in nation Vermont overdose rates rank 22nd in nation
- December 01, 2018

In 2008, the year Georgetown began tracking these data , 9.7 percent of USA kids 18 and under were uninsured. Nationwide, life expectancy at birth was 78.6 years in 2017, a decrease of 0.01 years compared to 2016 levels. Montana had the highest suicide rate, and NY the lowest. Babies now can expect to live 78.6 years on average, based on 2017 data, according to NCHS researchers. (more...)
DR Congo Ebola crisis now world's second biggest outbreak DR Congo Ebola crisis now world's second biggest outbreak
- December 01, 2018

Dozens of armed rebel groups are active, and their deadly attacks have forced responders to pause crucial Ebola containment work for days. Teams with the WHO and Congo's health ministry venture out on virus containment missions accompanied by United Nations peacekeepers or other armed security in areas where gunfire echoes daily. (more...)
US Life Expectancy Drops Due To Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths US Life Expectancy Drops Due To Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths
- December 01, 2018

Robert Redfield, the CDC's director, said in a statement . Also, in 2017, the US had 2.8 million deaths or nearly 70,000 more than the previous year. The increase partly reflects the nation's growing and aging population. The CDC's analysis noted that suicide rates have risen most percentage-wise in rural areas and among women across all age groups. (more...)
British MP reveals HIV positive status ahead of World AIDS Day British MP reveals HIV positive status ahead of World AIDS Day
- December 01, 2018

This monumental feat has aligned with this year's World AIDS Day. Mr Wright said the rapid testing program could also be beneficial against gonorrhoea and chlamydia. The MP said: "We can be whoever we want to be and to those who haven't been tested, maybe because out of fear, I say it is better to live in knowledge than die in fear". (more...)
Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease
- December 01, 2018

The increased risk and severity of devastating heavy rainfall, flooding, droughts and wildfires is starting to affect peoples' access to food, with the world's poorest being hardest hit. "The potential benefits are staggering, and we know what actions are needed. We can not sleepwalk through this health emergency any longer". "A rapidly changing climate has dire implications for every aspect of human life, exposing vulnerable populations to extremes of weather, altering patterns of ... (more...)
Health care provider says 2 million affected by data breach Health care provider says 2 million affected by data breach
- November 30, 2018

Upon discovery, access was terminated and officials launched an investigation. AccuDoc then realized the system had been breached and started investigating. Financial data like credit card numbers were not included in the stolen data. When asked why it took so long to make the breach public an atrium health spokesperson said: "These are complicated investigations". (more...)
British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive
- November 30, 2018

Said Russell-Moyle of World AIDS Day : "Such events are also deeply personal to me". "I have not only survived, I've prospered, and any partner I have is safe and protected". "I hope that my coming out serves to defy the stigma around the disease". Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said: "Lloyd has shown enormous courage today". (more...)
AWS Launches Machine Learning Service to Mine Patient Data AWS Launches Machine Learning Service to Mine Patient Data
- November 30, 2018

The company said their software can gather information such as "patient diagnosis, treatments, dosages, symptoms and signs, and more ". Amazon noted that much majority of health and patient data is stored as unstructured medical text, such as medical notes, prescriptions, audio interview transcripts, and pathology and radiology reports . (more...)
BRITAIN: MP Discloses HIV+ Status To Fight Stigma
- November 30, 2018

One of those was Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who praised Mr Russell-Moyle for making a "brilliant and historic speech". The global context where there is appalling levels of prejudiced and abuse against HIV-positive people and against the LGBT community in many countries around the world. (more...)
Study finds endurance, not resistance training, has anti-ageing effects
- November 30, 2018

As human grows older, the telomeres tend to reduce in size, signifying a molecular mechanism for cell aging, eventually leading to cell death when the telomeres are no longer able to support the chromosomal DNA. "The study identifies a mechanism by which endurance training - but not resistance training - improves healthy aging. It may help to design future studies on this important topic by using telomere length as indicator of "biological age" in future intervention studies", said Prof ... (more...)
It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, FDA says It’s OK to eat some romaine lettuce again, FDA says
- November 30, 2018

As the FDA chief, Scott Gottlieb, noted on November 22 on Twitter , there's now no way to know where romaine was picked. This year, romaine lettuce is the suspected vehicle for both the USA and Canadian outbreaks . "The devil is in the details". "It's likely that the implicated produce is from California". Narrowing down the source of the current outbreak is a priority for FDA and the industry, but it won't necessarily solve the industry's problems, nor clear up confusion for consumers. (more...)