Medicine


Why burnt toast could be disastrous for your health Why burnt toast could be disastrous for your health
- November 17, 2015

The chemical is formed when a food is subjected to temperature above 120C, because of a reaction between amino acids, sugar and water found within bread and potatoes. The FSA study used samples of cooked potatoes and toast, which were collected from 50 households. The Food Standards Agency has classified acrylamide as a genotoxic carcinogen due to the chemical's potential of affecting the DNA in cells and causing cancer because of the modifications it does to the genetic material. (more...)
HSA offers free flu vaccines HSA offers free flu vaccines
- November 17, 2015

It is especially important that these individuals, as well as their caregivers and medical Providers, get annual flu vaccines. The bipartisan committee will inspect ways that the health industry has planned and prepared for the vaccine and review lessons that the industry learned from last year's crisis. (more...)
Clovis slumps after FDA asks for more data on lung cancer drug Clovis slumps after FDA asks for more data on lung cancer drug
- November 17, 2015

The company said that in its new drug application submission, both immature confirmed and unconfirmed response analyses were submitted. The company said that the FDA requested additional clinical data for use in the efficacy analysis for both the 500mg and 625mg BID dose patient groups for rociletinib. (more...)
Second democratic debate ties in Wall Street Second democratic debate ties in Wall Street
- November 16, 2015

It was no surprise that Clinton was the most hawkish of the three candidates on stage. But focus groups only capture a subset of voters, not the gamut of reactions, particularly in the hours following a debate. Senate vote authorizing the Iraq invasion to the regional chaos that followed. "My son is not a pair of boots on the ground", Mr. O'Malley said. (more...)
Smoking among U.S. Adults declines to its lowest level: CDC Smoking among U.S. Adults declines to its lowest level: CDC
- November 16, 2015

A new announcement from health officials reveal in last one decade about 20 percent decline have been seen. Additionally, prohibition of smoking at certain places and public places to reduce the risk of second hand smoke, has also helped to a few extent in reducing smoking among adults. (more...)
Latest USA estimate suggests 1 in 45 children have autism Latest USA estimate suggests 1 in 45 children have autism
- November 16, 2015

In the new survey, more than 10,000 families were interview and asked directly whether their kids have been diagnosed with autism . But the new number supports a belief that 1 in 68 is an underestimate, he added. For example, this survey included names of diagnoses within the spectrum of autism such as pervasive development disorder and Asperger's, categories meant to help bring back memories of prior diagnosis, said the CDC. (more...)
November Is the Official Diabetes Awareness Month November Is the Official Diabetes Awareness Month
- November 15, 2015

Healthy hint: Even if you only use sugar substitutes as sweeteners, consuming excessive calories from other foods can still contribute to developing Type 2 diabetes. Increasing physical activity and eating a healthy low salt diet that encourages maintenance of a healthy body weight will also contribute to control of diabetes and slowing the progression of diabetic kidney disease. (more...)
New proposal banning smoking announced by Department of Housing and Urban New proposal banning smoking announced by Department of Housing and Urban
- November 15, 2015

Smoking would be prohibited inside of public housing units and up to 25 feet away from the buildings. River West resident, Sabrina Napue, could soon be forced to smoke elsewhere because of a proposed U.S. According to a residents survey by the NY City Housing Authority in 2013, 24% respondents stated that at least one member of their household was a smoker now. (more...)
Father of 6-year-old killed in officer-involved shooting released Father of 6-year-old killed in officer-involved shooting released
- November 14, 2015

A gag order remains in place when it comes to information authorites can release to the public about last week's fatal shooting by two Marksville deputy marshals. "As of this time the paperwork is still being processed to make the bond", said Sheriff Doug Anderson. It also turns out that Greenhouse and Stafford were just awful police officers well before they made a decision to shoot at a man and child and lie about it. (more...)
Junior doctors could go on all out strike in December Junior doctors could go on all out strike in December
- November 14, 2015

Hunt has already made a bid to avert a clash with junior doctors over his proposed new contracts . But the measures would cut back on payments for working unsociable hours and actually cut pay, the BMA argued. It will reduce the maximum number of hours a doctor can work in a week and will improve patient safety as a result. Dr Sarah Wollaston, who has been critical of the Government's stance on the negotiations, said the BMA's proposals were "appalling". (more...)
Ithaca College students stage walkout in solidarity with University of Missouri Ithaca College students stage walkout in solidarity with University of Missouri
- November 14, 2015

The protesters accuse Rochon of responding inadequately to racist incidents, including one where an African-American graduate was repeatedly called a " savage " by two white male fellow alumni. Not only for allowing these incidents that have led up to the protests to occur in the first place, but also for damaging our faith in Tom Rochen, his leadership and the unity among the college as a whole. (more...)
CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes
- November 14, 2015

The survey was conducted through the National Health Interview Survey , which includes a large database of people throughout the U.S. It asked parents if a health professional has ever told them their child has autism and based results on their responses. (more...)
Uterus Transplants to Begin in US to Help Infertility Uterus Transplants to Begin in US to Help Infertility
- November 14, 2015

Cleveland Clinic is known for its history in innovation in reproductive surgery and transplant and will thus explore how this approach can be made feasible for women in the US. Adds Dr. Falcone: "We are proud to have received approval to move forward with this novel study". Dr. Alan Lichtin, chairman of the clinic's 15-member ethics board that evaluates research projects, said the medical team and the board went back and forth many times , and it took about a year to produce a plan that ... (more...)
HK experts warn diabetes patients of higher pancreatic cancer risk HK experts warn diabetes patients of higher pancreatic cancer risk
- November 14, 2015

The latest CURE Connections series explores strategies for the management of pancreatic cancer from the unique perspectives of the patient and physician. Pancreatic cancer is one of the nation's deadliest cancers, which has a five-year survival rate of just seven percent, according to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network . (more...)
Diabetes Awareness Month in the Silver State Diabetes Awareness Month in the Silver State
- November 14, 2015

We are extremely pleased and honoured to have Adrian on board. Screening people for prediabetes enables early intervention that can help prevent the person from developing diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is what most people imagine when they think about diabetes. "Carbohydrates - found in fruit, cereal, bread, pasta and rice - are quickly turned into glucose, and can lead to increased blood sugar levels". (more...)
HUD pushes for smoke-free public housing
- November 13, 2015

So yeah, I support a ban". The department added that by banning smoking in these buildings, health consequences from secondhand smoking could also be reduced. "With 41,000 deaths a year for second hand smoke, these are things that we can do, we are working on", Benson said. "I wish they'd try", Faubourg Lafitte resident Joyce Giles said. (more...)
Target slammed for selling Christmas sweater that make light of obsessive Target slammed for selling Christmas sweater that make light of obsessive
- November 13, 2015

Not according to those who believe this piece of apparell belittles a serious mental disorder. A number of tweets from customers, accusing the retailer of being insensitive by stocking a sweater covered with the words " OCD: Obsessive Christmas Disorder ", recently resulted in widespread media attention. (more...)
Obesity Still a Problem for U.S. Adults Obesity Still a Problem for U.S. Adults
- November 13, 2015

Child obesity, ages 2 to 19, was also examined in the report and the rate hasn't fluctuated in the past decade from 17 percent. The research also looked into childhood obesity rates and found that there was not much of a change. Still, federal data has not yet shown declining obesity rates among adults or youth. "The glass is half-empty, because stable rates are not falling rates, and obesity prevalence remains alarmingly high", Katz said. (more...)
National Football League player accused of taunting police dog before game could be charged National Football League player accused of taunting police dog before game could be charged
- November 13, 2015

Kraus said the player also told the deputy holding the K-9 to "send the dog". According to WTAE, Sheriff's deputy Maria Watts was the dog's handler. Armstrong was in uniform, and he went on to play 26 snaps in Oakland's 38-35 loss to the Steelers. Bandit was reportedly agitated by Armstrong's action. (more...)
Facebook Introduces 360-Degree Videos To Samsung Gear VR Facebook Introduces 360-Degree Videos To Samsung Gear VR
- November 13, 2015

Facebook is also "starting to test" 360-degree video advertisements with AT&T, Corona, Nescafe , Ritz , Samsung, and Walt Disney World. Apart from support for iPhone and iPad devices, Facebook also touted 360-degree video support for the Samsung Gear VR headset. (more...)
Majority of people not allergic to intravenous penicillins, say ACAAI allergists Majority of people not allergic to intravenous penicillins, say ACAAI allergists
- November 09, 2015

Food Allergy Sensitization and Presentation in Siblings of Food Allergic Children. The researchers noted that 45 patients (34.3%) were classified as having aspirin sensitivity if they had any history of gastrointestinal symptoms. "Furthermore, many patients get mistakenly categorized as allergic when they don't have a true aspirin hypersensitivity, which deprives them from getting this medication in the future". (more...)
Carter wins World Rugby player of the year award Carter wins World Rugby player of the year award
- November 09, 2015

Hansen said while it was not up to him to decide if this crop of All Blacks were the greatest to have played the game as a team, he gave McCaw his seal of approval. "As we sat down and started to hatch a plan you have to believe". The Australia coach Michael Cheika received the coach of the year bauble after transforming the Wallabies in his 12 months at the helm. (more...)
Fire fighters Battle Several Spot Fires in Moore Park Fire fighters Battle Several Spot Fires in Moore Park
- November 09, 2015

The Moorpark blaze was reported about 2:15 p.m. Saturday as five separate fires along the eastbound side of Highway 118 between Collins Drive and Madera Road. About 330 firefighters from a variety of agencies including Los Angeles County Fire Department and Cal Fire San Luis Obispo were assisting in the firefight. (more...)
Health Department warns about early influenza Health Department warns about early influenza
- November 09, 2015

The baby was less than one year old and a resident of Stanislaus County, said health officials. Flu season is here, and Eastern Health is urging the public to get their flu vaccines, as soon as possible. Two of this season's vaccine components, the influenza A (H3N2) and influenza B (Yamagata lineage) strains, have been updated to match the viruses Californians are likely to face during the 2015-2016 flu season. (more...)
Why is Vitamin C so effective against cancer? Why is Vitamin C so effective against cancer?
- November 09, 2015

They found that in cell cultures and mice, high doses of vitamin C - equivalent to around 300 oranges - impaired the growth of KRAS and BRAF mutant colorectal tumors. Dr. Lewis Cantley of Weill Cornel Medicine in New York led a team of researchers and discovered that giving a high dose of Vitamin C may demolish the colorectal cancer. (more...)