Medicine

by | November 13, 2018 | 21:27

The WHO has repeatedly warned the world is running out of effective antibiotics, and previous year urged governments and big pharma to create a new generation of drugs to fight ultra-resistant supergerms. She, however, urged that antibiotics must be used wisely in humans and animals that really need them. 'Avoiding infections in the first place reduces the amount of antibiotics that have to be used, therefore reducing the opportunity for germs to develop resistance to them.

by | November 09, 2018 | 10:02

The participants included 180,215 women enrolled with the UK Biobank project - a large long-term study which includes genomic data on about half a million people - and 228,951 women who had been part of a study on breast cancer carried out by the worldwide Breast Cancer Association Consortium (BCAC), which has the largest collection of genetic data on women with breast cancer in the world.

by | November 07, 2018 | 23:32

Each pill, placed under the tongue for quick absorption, would have the same impact as five milligrams of intravenous morphine. And in doing so, the agency addressed wider regulatory thinking for endorsing such a medicine amid nationwide angst about overdoses and deaths attributed to opioids.

by | November 04, 2018 | 22:00

The credits are only available if you buy insurance on the marketplace. The Trump administration has slashed funding by 80 percent since 2016 for health care Navigators who help our neighbors find the best policy in the HealthCare.gov Marketplace.

by | November 01, 2018 | 19:32

It would oblige these companies to pay a 2% tax on sales made in the UK. He stressed that a global agreement on digital tax was the best solution, but expressed concern at the slow progress of talks. Politically the digital tax is a win for the Conservative government, though at a time where the United Kingdom needs to make as many friends as possible while going through an expensive divorce, it is an interesting approach.

by | November 01, 2018 | 17:00

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, undergoing treatment and eventually living cancer free for 4.5 years, the unthinkable happened - her breast cancer had returned and metastasized (or spread), to her pancreas, liver and right lung.

by | October 31, 2018 | 06:59

A ninth child has died in an adenovirus outbreak at a New Jersey rehabilitation center, state health officials said Sunday. "This latest death was an individual who had a confirmed case of adenovirus and had become ill before October 22", explains health officials.

by | October 26, 2018 | 21:18

On Saturday, guests attending the Playing for Pink Ladies Invitational can look forward to a day of glamour and goodwill- entertainment, gourmet food, high-fashion, pampering, luxury shopping, and sportsmanship at the Inanda Club in Sandton.

by | October 26, 2018 | 20:47

Julia Baudry, an epidemiologist from the Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale in France, led a research that looked at the various diets of almost 70,000 French men and women. According to scientists, not the last reason of this alarming statistics - pesticides that enter from the soil into food. Anytime people can incorporate more fruits and vegetables and minimize processed foods, the better.

by | October 25, 2018 | 18:18

The CDC announced this week that there have been 62 confirmed cases in 22 states, with OH being one of them. "The way that it presents in children is with a pretty sudden weakness or paralysis of one or more of their limbs", he said Monday.

by | October 25, 2018 | 17:46

One can avoid plastic bottles , but even so, plastic wrapping and containers are ubiquitous for food, and plastic is everywhere around us. Microplastics are tiny pieces of plastic that measure under 0.2 inches in length. What's worrying, according to the researchers, is that the health effects of microplastics on people are unknown. Diaries kept by each participant in the week before the stool tests showed they were all exposed to plastic by consuming plastic-wrapped food or drinking from ...

by | October 24, 2018 | 09:26

Adenoviruses often cause mild illness, particularly in young children, but people with weakened immune systems are at risk of getting severely sick, according to the CDC . The facility houses an adult nursing home, a rehabilitation center and a pediatrics unit. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued a statement , saying he was "heartbroken" over the deaths.

by | October 23, 2018 | 17:01

From Becca's iconic Opal highlighter to Elemis's cult-classic cleansing balm, there's a BCA beauty item that will check a box off your shopping list. The number of women who will die from breast cancer each year in the United Kingdom is expected to rise within four years if adequate government action is not taken.

by | October 21, 2018 | 19:41

As President Donald Trump seeks to paint Democrats as a party of "mobs" hell-bent on violently confronting conservative figures, a new video showing a group of purported "anti-communists" shouting down and insulting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is receiving condemnation from several Republican lawmakers.

by | October 20, 2018 | 12:28

Now is the time to get a flu vaccine, which is considered preventive and in most cases is covered through employer-sponsored, individual and Medicare and Medicaid health plans. Rumour has it, the area is facing a shortage in flu vaccines, but according to the health unit, that's just not true. For those at high risk for complications, getting the flu vaccine is especially important.

by | October 19, 2018 | 08:27

The outbreak strain has been identified in live chickens and raw chicken products, not from any one supplier, health officials said. The outbreak strain is present in live chickens and in many types of raw chicken products, indicating it might be widespread in the chicken industry.

by | October 19, 2018 | 08:11

There is now no cure for AFM , known cause in most cases, or clear explanation for why some people who contract the enterovirus experience symptoms and others do not. There is no specific treatment for AFM. The cases in 2014 and 2016 were partly attributed to particular strains of respiratory germs called enteroviruses, which spread the most in the summer and fall.

by | October 19, 2018 | 03:49

The child did not receive a flu shot but was healthy before contracting the virus. Eighty percent of the children who died were not vaccinated. The child tested positive for influenza B at a local health care provider. The 2017-28 flu season was one of the deadliest in recent memory. The best way to protect children from influenza is to get them vaccinated. The state's flu reporting season runs from September 1 to May 31.

by | October 18, 2018 | 19:12

Ehresmann noted that the sudden onset of muscle weakness is the most obvious sign. But since the definitive cause and transmission pattern of this disease are still unknown, the possibility of modeling it is uncertain. "[There's] nothing that provides the unifying diagnosis that we'd expect to explain these peaks of disease", Messonnier said. So far this year the CDC confirmed 62 cases in 22 states.

by | October 18, 2018 | 07:42

Further, poison control centers evidently received over 1,000 reports of adverse reactions to dietary supplements over a span of three years. An estimated 50 percent of Americans consume some type of dietary supplement, sustaining a $35 billion industry.

by | October 18, 2018 | 00:23

At a press briefing Tuesday, Dr. Nancy Messonnier , director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases , said , "We want to encourage parents to seek medical care right away if you or your child develops symptoms of AFM , such as sudden weakness and loss of muscle tone in your arms or legs".

by | October 17, 2018 | 17:56

AFM was first detected in 2014, when 120 cases were confirmed. More than 90 percent of the cases are in children 18 years and younger. "Despite a lot of investigation by CDC and our partners, AFM remains a mystery disease", said Dr. So far, the number of cases in 2018 is similar to the number reported in 2014 and 2016, Messonnier said. Although symptoms resemble polio , no evidence of poliovirus has been found in specimens from any case diagnosed so far, Messonnier said.

by | October 16, 2018 | 19:10

A new survey suggests that many children may not be getting the potentially life-saving flu shot due to their parents' misconceptions about the safety and importance of vaccines. 30 percent of parents feel flu vaccines are a conspiracy. They say getting a flu shot is the best way to prevent from getting sick, and passing it along to others.

by | October 16, 2018 | 10:13

Health officials will never have a firm count of cases of AFM because not all states require doctors to report them. Medical experts have said AFM itself is not believed to be contagious, but the causes of it could be. This year there have been 38 confirmed cases of AFM in 16 states across the nation, said UH. AFM looks very much like polio. Most of these illnesses have been in children.

by | October 16, 2018 | 06:46

The event will benefit Pathways, a program of The Connection that provides support, education and wellness programs, free of charge, for women with cancer and, also which, provided respite to Dekantios' mother and her family during a hard time.