Medicine


Trump Nominates Kavanaugh to Supreme Court Trump Nominates Kavanaugh to Supreme Court
- July 11, 2018

The high court handed Trump and his administration a series of victories in its term that ended on the day of Kennedy's retirement, including a major decision upholding the president's travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries. (more...)
A new HIV vaccine shows positive results in human trails A new HIV vaccine shows positive results in human trails
- July 10, 2018

Known as APPROACH, the phase 1/2a trial tested seven different Ad26/Env HIV vaccine regimens for their safety, tolerability and the ability to elicit immune responses in 393 healthy adult volunteers in Rwanda, South Africa, Thailand, Uganda and the United States. (more...)
Abortion Not Focus of Trump's SCOTUS Search, Key Adviser Says Abortion Not Focus of Trump's SCOTUS Search, Key Adviser Says
- July 10, 2018

Since Kennedy declared his retirement almost two weeks ago, conservative groups have been gearing up for a battle of a lifetime as Democrats vow to do everything possible to block President Trump's choice. The White House said Monday that former Arizona Sen. If Collins and Murkowski vote "no" and Democrats all vote "no", the nomination would be blocked. (more...)
Defending champ Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs Defending champ Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs
- July 08, 2018

However, offshore sports books don't mind lining the action, as ESPN reports that Chestnut is a -700 favorite to win while the total hot dogs and buns consumed by the victor is set at an over/under of 70.5. The rule remains the same and simple - eat as many hot dogs and buns as you can in 10 minutes to be declared the victor. Hot dogs aren't the only food the professional eater is known for eating in massive quantities. (more...)
Airline crews at greater risk of cancer says study Airline crews at greater risk of cancer says study
- June 28, 2018

A flight attendant's life may look glamorous, but the job comes with health hazards that go beyond managing surly passengers. In a study published Monday in the journal Environmental Health , researchers at Harvard's T.H. As found in the study, the types of cancer that are most commonly observed in flight attendants are- uterine cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, and skin cancer. (more...)
Amazon's new pharmacy deal ruined a perfectly good earnings report for Walgreens Amazon's new pharmacy deal ruined a perfectly good earnings report for Walgreens
- June 28, 2018

Inc said on Thursday it would buy online pharmacy PillPack , a small but significant step into the USA health care sector, sending shares of drug distributors and retailers lower. MarketWatchPillPack is geared towards patients who take multiple daily prescriptions. "Together with Amazon, we are eager to continue working with partners across the health care industry to help people throughout the USA who can benefit from a better pharmacy experience", PillPack chief executive TJ Parker said ... (more...)
"Know your Status" on National HIV Testing Day
- June 28, 2018

Finally, please help share more widely this newest reason, perhaps the 87th good reason for getting an HIV test: what we know about the powerful health-protecting and transmission-preventing benefits of today's effective HIV treatments that suppress HIV viral loads to undetectable levels. (more...)
FDA Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug FDA Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug
- June 27, 2018

Epidiolex is actually made by extracting the CBD molecule from cannabis plants and isolating it, Stephen Schultz, a spokesperson for GW Pharmaceuticals, which makes the drug, tells Yahoo Lifestyle. Epidiolex would also be the first approved therapy for DS, treatments for which are now limited to a combination of seizure medication and drugs to prevent emergencies. (more...)
Tens of thousands join Indian leader for world yoga day Tens of thousands join Indian leader for world yoga day
- June 22, 2018

Followed by his speech, Consul General also participated in the yoga session and did Sirsasana (Headstand). There may be many leaders, not just in JD (U) but even in opposition parties like the RJD, who practice yoga regularly. "Yoga has become one of the most powerful unifying forces in the world. It is sure to have only positive growth in the days to come". India's Ambassador to the UAE, Navdeep Singh Suri, told Al Arabiya English that the efforts to promote yoga are definitely a ... (more...)
PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash — NHS funding PM calls for 10-year plan to spend cash — NHS funding
- June 21, 2018

The PM has just announced a grand new plan to invest in the National Health Service. Whether you believe the government jumped or was pushed, all three represent meaningful change for the NHS - the funding deal most of all. Cancelling a proposed fall in Corporation Tax-from 19% to 17% in 2020-could raise around £6 billion. Any departure that involves tax increases could upset core voters and open it up to criticism from the opposition Labour Party. (more...)
President Trump to Sign Executive Order Reversing Family Separation Policy President Trump to Sign Executive Order Reversing Family Separation Policy
- June 21, 2018

Trump said. "But we also don't want families to be locked up in internment centers in America". We have zero tolerance for people that enter our country illegally. "Of the 12,000 children, 10,000 are being sent by their parents on a very unsafe trip, and only 2000 are with their parents, many of whom have tried to enter our Country illegally on numerous occasions". (more...)
United States doctor fired after video of her allegedly berating patient goes viral United States doctor fired after video of her allegedly berating patient goes viral
- June 21, 2018

El Camino Hospital notified its medical contractor to permanently remove Dr. Beth Keegstra from its list of emergency room physicians at its facilities, the hospital's CEO Dan Woods said in a statement which also apologized to the patient, 20-year-old Samuel Bardwell . (more...)
Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania Toxic Plant That Can Cause Blindness Found In Pennsylvania
- June 20, 2018

Giant Hogweed contains a toxic sap that reacts to sunlight. It originated in Asia's Caucasus Mountains and, according to SUNY College at Brockport , one of the first North American plantings of giant hogweed was in Rochester, New York . (more...)
Gaming Addiction Is Now An Official Mental Health Disorder Gaming Addiction Is Now An Official Mental Health Disorder
- June 19, 2018

However, Vladimir Poznyak of the WHO's Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse told New Scientist previous year, when the agency first revealed its decision to include gaming disorder in its diagnostic manual, that the move was supported by sufficient evidence. (more...)
David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law Kate's death David Spade donates $100000 to mental health charity after sister-in-law Kate's death
- June 17, 2018

Many may not understand... but I do, and this morning I have the deepest gratitude that I pulled through. But how might the landscape look for suicide in our country if we gave more to this cause of death, too? "Why has government long ignored these facts on male mental health and suicides?" Now David Spade has chosen to honor the late designer with a $100,000 donation to the National Alliance on Mental Illness . (more...)
Trump administration's latest attack on Obamacare would gut protections for the sick Trump administration's latest attack on Obamacare would gut protections for the sick
- June 11, 2018

Besides urging nullification of the insurance-buying mandate itself, the new government position argued that two of the most popular features of the ACA must fall along with it: the requirement that insurance companies can not deny health insurance to individuals because of existing or pre-existing medical conditions, and the requirement that they can not charge higher insurance premiums based on existing or pre-existing conditions. (more...)
How to have tough conversations about mental health How to have tough conversations about mental health
- June 11, 2018

In 2016 alone, about 45,000 lives were lost to suicide. "But to make matters more troubling, while the numbers shot up, the federal government has back-burnered the crisis of suicide by flat-funding critical prevention programs and efforts aimed at reaching people during their darkest hours to try and rescue them", Schumer said. (more...)
Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon, CDC says Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon, CDC says
- June 10, 2018

The products were sold at Costco, Jay C, Kroger, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Walgreens, Whole Foods and other stores in Indiana, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio. However, for some, the diarrhea may be so severe that hospitalization is necessary. Most people recover from a salmonella infection without treatment. (more...)
How to get help for someone who might be suicidal How to get help for someone who might be suicidal
- June 10, 2018

The 1999 to 2016 suicide-rate increase varied widely by state , from a low of 6percent in DE to more than 57 percent in North Dakota; in Washington state , it was 18.8 percent. A new government report reveals a sharp increase in suicides nationwide. "Focusing suicide prevention efforts exclusively in health care settings is insufficient". (more...)
How Kate Spade became a household name How Kate Spade became a household name
- June 08, 2018

A source in the police department told the news site that Spade had hanged herself. The couple, who married in 1994, have a 13-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix Spade. "Most women remember their first Kate Spade bag. She had a quirky visual language that captivated Bat Mitzvah girls and artists alike", Lena Dunham tweeted . (more...)
Breast cancer gene test could spare some women chemo Breast cancer gene test could spare some women chemo
- June 07, 2018

Patients, aged 18 to 75, were randomly assigned to receive chemotherapy followed by hormonal therapy or hormone therapy alone. The study was funded in part by the proceeds from sales of the breast cancer postage stamp . The life of a woman with terminal breast cancer has been saved by a pioneering new therapy, say USA researchers. About 17 percent of the women tested had high-risk scores and were advised to have chemotherapy . (more...)
Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer Immune treatment cured my terminal breast cancer
- June 05, 2018

Dr. Lisa Carey, a breast specialist at the University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, said she would be very comfortable advising patients to skip chemo if they were like those in the study who did not benefit from it. (more...)
Blood test detects 10 cancers years before symptoms Blood test detects 10 cancers years before symptoms
- June 04, 2018

Nicholas Turner from London's Institute of Cancer Research said, via The Guardian . Scientists at Grail, a U.S. company funded by Mr Gates and Mr Bezos, have set their sights on identifying a range of cancers from a... Of them, 878 people had been newly diagnosed with a disease, and 749 people were cancer-free without any diagnosis. Between them, these diseases account for more than half of the cancer patients in the country. (more...)
Tobacco use a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases in Jamaica Tobacco use a major risk factor for non-communicable diseases in Jamaica
- June 02, 2018

The measures include imposing tobacco taxes and prices, creating completely smoke-free indoor workplaces and public places. "Policies that regulate tobacco, promote smoke-free environments and encourage people to quit smoking will contribute to improving the health and well-being of all people". (more...)
Nipah Virus claims another life: Death toll rises to 14 in Kerala Nipah Virus claims another life: Death toll rises to 14 in Kerala
- May 28, 2018

Fruit bats may not be the reason for the mind harming NIPAH (NiV) infection that executed 12 individuals and contaminated 20 in southern Kerala, a restorative test report has said. The virus, spread through contact with bodily fluids, has a mortality rate of about 70 percent. The other mode of transmission is human to human, through body secretions and respiratory secretions. (more...)