Medicine

by | December 21, 2018 | 17:15

The surprise decision Friday already has both sides of the debate posturing, with Democrats claiming the ruling is but a hiccup and Republicans suggesting this could be their chance, at last, to abolish the law - which remains largely in place despite President Trump's past claims to the contrary.

by | December 19, 2018 | 21:27

The FDA last month announced proposals to curb underage vaping by restricting sales of sweet-flavored e-cigarette liquid. Further, some researchers are concerned that vaping will serve as a "gateway drug" to cigarettes and other drugs. "The rapid growth in e-cigarette use has come to an end while over a third of smokers have still never tried e-cigarettes, saying the main reasons are concerns about the safety and addictiveness of e-cigarettes".

by | December 17, 2018 | 23:13

At the same time , there is a history of lawsuits that most legal experts thought were unpersuasive nonetheless putting ACA in mortal danger - first the lawsuit against the individual mandate and then the challenge to insurance subsidies .

by | December 15, 2018 | 20:25

But the administration maintained those parts of the law were severable and the rest of the Affordable Care Act could remain in place. The CEO of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange said these last few days are critical in the effort to get as many people insured as possible.

by | December 15, 2018 | 06:52

A big one, of course, is that Congress past year repealed what's called the mandate penalty, so if you don't have health insurance, you will no longer have to pay a tax penalty for not having it, although a lot of people actually don't even know that.

by | December 11, 2018 | 08:12

The CDC is using this holiday season to remind all the bakers out there that eating or tasting unbaked products can make you sick. Do not let children play with or eat raw dough, including dough for crafts. Do not use raw, homemade cookie dough in ice cream. In order to avoid illness, experts recommend not eating raw dough or batter - no matter how tempting it may be.

by | December 09, 2018 | 07:21

The decrease in the number of people getting an annual flu shot may be contributing to more people getting the flu. Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel is an important measure of a hospital's health care quality, according to CDPH.

by | December 08, 2018 | 07:32

Joyce Ohm, an associate professor of oncology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, agreed that the work is "an exciting potential advance" in looking for a general epigenetic biomarker for cancer . This finding leads them to develop a test that could recognize between cancerous cells and healthy cells, even from tiny DNA traces that find their way into the bloodstream, the South China Morning reported .

by | December 08, 2018 | 05:15

Swedish Medical Center didn't identify the patient who died just a month after being diagnosed. " It's such an incredibly uncommon disease it was not on anyone's radar that this initial nose sore would be related to her brain ", Piper said.

by | December 08, 2018 | 04:57

But it wasn't a piece of coral, or even something doctors had removed themselves - it was an intact, perfectly formed blood clot cast that a patient had spat up after "an extreme bout of coughing". These medications are what caused the patient's blood to eventually break out of the network and into the lower right lung-due to the clotting agents not being able to fix cracks in the system.

by | December 08, 2018 | 01:53

In a follow-up tweet , the newly-elected Democratic Socialist from NY argued that it was unfair for Congress to "rely on unpaid interns & underpaid overworked staff". "After receiving criticism for the tweet, Ocasio-Cortez insisted that she did not intend to threaten Trump Jr. with Congress" subpoena power. Congress has taken steps to address the problem.

by | December 06, 2018 | 13:49

With live donors in short supply, doctors say the new technique might help to increase availability and give more women the option of pregnancy. The baby was delivered by caesarean section in December 2017. The world's first baby has been born via a uterus transplanted from a dead donor . IVF Australia medical director Associate Professor Peter Illingworth said using deceased donors avoided the need for women to undergo major surgery and the risk of complications in order to donate ...

by | December 03, 2018 | 19:39

Following a risky outbreak of E. coli traced to romaine lettuce that sickened 32 people across 11 states, major leafy-greens producers agreed to label their packed romaine by region or state and by harvest date. Also safe are romaine lettuces grown hydroponically, those grown in greenhouses as well as those grown in Mexico during the winter months and smaller quantities in other states.

by | December 03, 2018 | 12:11

Campaigners say one of the biggest challenges in the fight to end AIDS is encouraging people to get tested and making them aware of treatment and prevention services. "To date, significant progress has been made in the AIDS response for reducing the impact of the HIV pandemic in South Africa". She added, "Access to confidential HIV testing is still an issue of concern".

by | December 02, 2018 | 14:53

David Liu of Harvard and MIT's Broad Institute, the inventor of a variation of the gene editing tool, said: "I feel more disturbed now. I feel proudest", He said when challenged by several peers at the Summit on Human Genome Editing at the University of Hong Kong .

by | December 01, 2018 | 23:34

Given the complications, this Ebola outbreak will last at least another six months before it can be contained, World Health Organization emergencies chief Dr. There are also concerns regarding the high number of young children affected with the virus, according to the WHO. New statements in two top medical journals this week are calling on the U.S.to change its mind and send its experts back where they are sorely needed.

by | December 01, 2018 | 18:04

Notable progress has been made in the AIDS response since 1988, and today three in four people living with HIV know their status. The earlier that someone is diagnosed as living with HIV, the earlier life-saving treatment can start. The TCE programme is based on community mobilization, HIV testing, tuberculosis screening, referrals to treatment, and support for HIV treatment adherence.

by | December 01, 2018 | 15:16

The solution allows one entity to own the ledger, but allow other organizations to access the data on it. AWS Ground Station's self-service graphical interface makes it easy to identify antenna locations and communications windows, and schedule antenna time.

by | December 01, 2018 | 11:08

With an early diagnosis and effective treatments most people with HIV can avoid Aids-related illnesses. "Where human rights for LGBT (people) are not accepted, and are not free and protected for everyone, there can not be efficient HIV prevention", Yoursky said.

by | November 30, 2018 | 15:25

Published in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health (yes, seriously), the painstaking dookie review was undertaken by scientists Andrew Tagg, Damian Roland, Grace Leo , Henry Goldstein and Tessa Davis. Presumably, this is referring to the fact that one male volunteer never found a Lego head. "This will be of use to anxious parents who may worry that transit times may be prolonged and potentially painful for their children".

by | November 29, 2018 | 08:11

All romaine lettuce in the USA was pulled from store shelves November 20 in a recall led by the FDA and all consumers, restaurants, and other institutions advised to get rid of any romaine on hand. "You as the consumer have the voting power with your dollar to say that my health and the health of my family is more important than someone trying to make excuses to continue to sell this".

by | November 28, 2018 | 13:59

Chinese scientist He Jiankui (JEE-ahn-qway) spoke earlier at the conference in Hong Kong about the work he said led to the births this month. In videos posted online this week, He said he used a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the embryonic genes of twin girls born this month.

by | November 23, 2018 | 12:14

By 2030, 79 million adults with type 2 diabetes are expected to need insulin to manage their condition and if current levels of access remain, only half of them will be able to be able to get an adequate supply, according to CNN . The study predicts that African, Asian, and Oceania regions will not get the proper amount of insulin in 2030 if the access remains at current levels.

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.