Health Care


No 10 denies reports that May could postpone Tuesday's Brexit vote No 10 denies reports that May could postpone Tuesday's Brexit vote
- December 10, 2018

Meanwhile, around 100 MPs are prepared to support a Parliamentary motion, tabled by free minded Tories Sarah Wollaston and Heidi Allen, backing a second referendum if Mrs May's deal is rejected. Mrs May has warned that the country will be "unchartered waters" if the deal is rejected. Newspapers have identified more than six current and former ministers in May's cabinet who are also ready to run for her job should she falter over the coming days. (more...)
Brain-eating amoebas kill woman who used tap water in neti pot Brain-eating amoebas kill woman who used tap water in neti pot
- December 10, 2018

It appeared to be a relatively common form of brain tumor , so they promptly put her on the operating table. "She wasn't boiling the water or using sterile saline, she was filtering it, but maybe somehow it got contaminated". have robust source water protection programs" and treatment programs, and she noted that "Well protected groundwater supplies are logically expected to be free of any such large amoeba" such as Balamuthia. (more...)
More people sick from E. coli amid romaine lettuce scare More people sick from E. coli amid romaine lettuce scare
- December 10, 2018

New Jersey and California have the most cases, each having reported 11 people sickened in the outbreak that began as early as October 5, the CDC says . "Most strains of E. coli do not actually cause diarrhea, but E. coli O157 produces a powerful toxin that injures the inner lining of the small intestine, leading to bloody diarrhea", Glatter said. (more...)
Brexit lawmakers panel slams May's deal in latest blow Brexit lawmakers panel slams May's deal in latest blow
- December 09, 2018

Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Quince said: "I do not want to be explaining to my constituents why Brexit is still not over and we are still obeying European Union rules in the early 2020s or beyond". 'I believe that if the response is, "we've lost but we will do this all over again" it will become a leadership issue'. Preparations should also be stepped up for a no-deal Brexit, he said. (more...)
Worldwide Hunt For Rare Blood Ongoing To Help Miami Girl Fight Cancer Worldwide Hunt For Rare Blood Ongoing To Help Miami Girl Fight Cancer
- December 09, 2018

The only people who ae likely to be a match for Zainab are people of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent, and of those populations less than four percent of the people are missing the Indian B antigen. Just like any toddler, Zainab Mughal loves coloring books and playing games on smartphones. The patient, who the organization has only identified as "Zainab", has an aggressive childhood cancer called neuroblastoma, and an extremely rare blood type, where she's missing an antigen called ... (more...)
Walgreens teaming up with FedEx for new prescription delivery service Walgreens teaming up with FedEx for new prescription delivery service
- December 08, 2018

Patients enrolled in text alerts will receive text notification when qualifying prescriptions are ready. Walgreens Boots Alliance said on Thursday it would partner with FedEx Corp to launch a next-day delivery service for prescription drugs nationwide, giving it a leg up as Amazon threatens to shake-up the sector. (more...)
Winnike: Flu Season is Here; Prevent what is Preventable Winnike: Flu Season is Here; Prevent what is Preventable
- December 08, 2018

In a feature about how workplaces can prepare for the upcoming flu season, Caroline Hernandez, a senior human resource specialist for Insperity and a former business owner, advises companies to educate employees about the pitfalls of flu before an outbreak occurs in the workplace. (more...)
2-year-old cancer patient center of worldwide search for blood donors 2-year-old cancer patient center of worldwide search for blood donors
- December 08, 2018

InsideEdition.com's Lisa Voyticki has more. OneBlood says that ideally, it will be able to locate donors of these ethnicities who live in the United States. "We now have to provide more specialty matched blood for this child", said OneBlood reference laboratory manager Frieda Bright. Sandra Nance, senior director of the ARDP, explained that OneBlood has tracked approximately 59 types of rare blood with more than 120,000 donors on the registry. (more...)
Ever Baby Born Thanks to Transplant Uterus From a Deceased Donor Ever Baby Born Thanks to Transplant Uterus From a Deceased Donor
- December 07, 2018

In the Brazilian case, the journal said the recipient had been born without a uterus due to a condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. The surgery involved connecting the donor uterus' and recipient's veins and arteries, ligaments, and vaginal canals. He said any doubts he had about the potential importance of uterus transplants were erased after meeting the mother of the first baby born after a live donor uterus transplant. (more...)
Doctors blame tap water in neti pot for brain-eating amoeba
- December 07, 2018

For the most comprehensive local coverage, subscribe today. The woman, doctors realized, had been infected with Balamuthia mandrillaris, a type of amoeba that can infect the brain and cause massive damage. The CDC rushed a brand-new drug to doctors in an effort to save the woman, but she died from the infection. Within a week, she was in a coma, and her family made a decision to take her off life support. (more...)
CVS offers 'guaranteed net cost' for pharmacy benefit clients
- December 07, 2018

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in CVS . BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in CVS Health by 5.9% in the 2nd quarter. P/E tells more about the company current situation and future performance. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, fourteen have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. (more...)
One Test to Diagnose Them All — Universal Cancer Test One Test to Diagnose Them All — Universal Cancer Test
- December 07, 2018

This article has been republished from materials provided by The University of Queensland . "Virtually every piece of cancerous DNA we examined had this highly predictable pattern", Trau said. They said that the DNA from different types of cancers contain signatures which could act as cancer markers. These complex structures depending upon the epigenetic pattern would then stick to gold nanoparticles used for the test. (more...)
First baby born from deceased organ donor's womb
- December 07, 2018

The pregnancy went smoothly and a baby girl was delivered by caesarean section at just over 35 weeks. The current norm for receiving a womb transplant is that the organ would come from a live family member willing to donate it. The uterus transplant , in this case, happened in September 2016. These are still early days for uterine transplants, says Kate O'Neill, co-lead investigator for the University of Pennsylvania's uterus transplant program, who was not part of the work in ... (more...)
Man died after coughing up lung after heart surgery Man died after coughing up lung after heart surgery
- December 07, 2018

The unnamed patient was being treated at the intensive care unit at the University of California San Francisco Medical Centre, which was where reports say he started coughing violently. After his extreme cough, doctors performed a bronchoscopy and intubated the man immediately, and discovered some blood in the basilar branches of his lung. (more...)
Apple Watch ECG app launches today with watchOS 5.1.2 update Apple Watch ECG app launches today with watchOS 5.1.2 update
- December 07, 2018

This feature is also included in the watchOS 5.1.2 update, along with new complications for the Infograph watch face, Walkie-Talkie availability management in the Control Center, bug fixes, and more. Using the built-in heart rate monitor, the watch will look for signs of atrial fibrillation (AFib) and alert the wearer if an irregularity is found, with a suggestion of following up with a doctor. (more...)
India drains lake after discovery of HIV-infected body India drains lake after discovery of HIV-infected body
- December 06, 2018

It is a key source of drinking water for more than 1,000 people who live in the drought-affected region and earn their livelihoods by farming. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the 150-odd residents of the village had refused to consume the lake water over reports that the woman had recently been tested positive for HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) by a private laboratory. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez Claim About Pentagon Wrong — WashPost Ocasio-Cortez Claim About Pentagon Wrong — WashPost
- December 06, 2018

In a 2017 report , Carlos Vera and Daniel Jenab of Pay Our Interns found that only eight percent of Republicans and 3.6 percent of Democratic members of the House offer paid internships (the numbers are higher for the Senate, however: 51 percent of the GOP and 31 percent of the Dems pay their interns). (more...)
Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar recalled over dosage concerns Infant ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar recalled over dosage concerns
- December 06, 2018

Tris Pharma said it voluntarily recalled three lots of "Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID)" on Wednesday because it possibly contained higher amounts of ibuprofen than advertised. According to Tris Pharma, they have not received any reports of adverse effects. So far, officials say no issues have been reported from the recalled products. (more...)
Chemicals found in shampoo and deodorants linked to early puberty in girls Chemicals found in shampoo and deodorants linked to early puberty in girls
- December 06, 2018

Researchers studied 388 children in California who were taking part in a long-term study. 'This is an important issue to address as earlier puberty in girls increases their risk of mental health problems and risk-taking behaviour as teenagers - as well as breast and ovarian cancer over the longer term. (more...)
Corbyn praises 'brave' MP for revealing his HIV diagnosis Corbyn praises 'brave' MP for revealing his HIV diagnosis
- December 06, 2018

He told the Press Association that there were "low level elements of stigma [surrounding HIV] in every day life". Free condoms were given out, while oral and confirmatory blood-based HIV tests were administered to over 300 attendees by medical practitioners at the event. (more...)
MSDH reports first flu case of 2018 MSDH reports first flu case of 2018
- December 06, 2018

In a related announcement, during September 2018, the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) said on its website that they recommend that all women who are or might be pregnant during the influenza season receive an influenza vaccine. (more...)
New Study Shows How Guns Are Affecting Life Expectancy For Black Americans New Study Shows How Guns Are Affecting Life Expectancy For Black Americans
- December 05, 2018

Josh Katz and Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times note that the rising number of overdose deaths corresponds with the growing use of synthetic opioids known as fentanyls. "Another year of increasing numbers of drug overdose deaths is a national emergency, that can't be overstated", said John Auerbach, president and chief executive officer of the Trust for America's Health , in a statement . (more...)
AFM cases appear to have peaked for the year — CDC AFM cases appear to have peaked for the year — CDC
- December 05, 2018

I am not alone. Last week, the CDC said that surplus of 95 percent of patients with AFM this year have been kids under 18 and the standard age of those infected was 5. In the update, the agency said most AFM cases occur between August and October before declining in November. Experts believe AFM is due to a virus or viruses, which is similar to polio . (more...)
World's first baby born from transplanted womb of dead donor World's first baby born from transplanted womb of dead donor
- December 05, 2018

Liza Johannesson, a uterus transplant surgeon at Baylor who previously worked with the Swedish research team. Visit the Organ Donor Foundation ( ODF ) for more information. The first living donor womb transplant was performed in Sweden in 2013. Uterus transplantation is a relatively new area of medicine. The Brazilian woman did not have any pregnancy problems, Ejzenberg says, but he removed the uterus during the C-section because he wants to focus on helping more women have a single ... (more...)
This simple test could one day tell you if you have cancer This simple test could one day tell you if you have cancer
- December 05, 2018

Each cancer type, whether it be breast or bowel cancer, has different genetic and other features. After a series of experiments, the scientists hit on the new test for cancer. By simply observing the colour change, it is possible to identify the cancerous DNA with the naked eye within five minutes. Since cancer DNA has higher affinity to gold, it provides a higher relative electrochemical current signal in comparison to normal DNA. (more...)