Medicine


Young Blood Transfusions To Stop Aging Unproven And Potentially Harmful, FDA Warns Young Blood Transfusions To Stop Aging Unproven And Potentially Harmful, FDA Warns
- February 22, 2019

According to representatives of the Ministry, proven clinical benefit from transfusion of blood plasma from young donors for treatment, mitigation or prevention of these conditions is not, however, there are risks associated with the use of any products based on plasma. (more...)
Washington State Measles Outbreak Hits 62 Cases Washington State Measles Outbreak Hits 62 Cases
- February 22, 2019

VANCOUVER-No new cases of the measles have been reported in Vancouver since February 15, and health officials say the transmission of the disease was mostly limited to a small network at two public schools. Some people - infants, people with certain underlying health conditions and those undergoing chemotherapy - can not be vaccinated and must rely on "herd" immunity to prevent infection. (more...)
'Zombie deer disease' could infect humans, CDC says 'Zombie deer disease' could infect humans, CDC says
- February 20, 2019

Experts from the University of Minnesota recently told lawmakers at the Minnesota State Capitol about the dangers of chronic wasting disease , according to the Twin Cities Pioneer Press . It says latex or rubber gloves should be worn when handling the meat and contact kept to a minimum - especially when handling organs such as the brain or spinal cord. (more...)
Chaos, mass panic at San Francisco performance of Chaos, mass panic at San Francisco performance of "Hamilton"
- February 19, 2019

Audience members thought that the woman was shot, though she was really having a heart attack. The woman who had the heart attack is reportedly in critical condition. "The audience and cast followed the life/safety system's automatic announcement and exited the theater". "I was in the balcony with my 6 and 9 year old", Laura Lasnier tweeted . (more...)
Vancouver Measles Outbreak Linked To French Schools Vancouver Measles Outbreak Linked To French Schools
- February 18, 2019

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has confirmed that there is an outbreak of measles in the city. Watch for symptoms of measles until 21 days after exposure. "Measles is not going anywhere... it's everyone's responsibility", said Dr. Katherine O'Brien, director of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals at WHO. (more...)
Low push-up capacity may indicate heart disease risk, says study Low push-up capacity may indicate heart disease risk, says study
- February 18, 2019

Active, middle-aged men able to complete more than 40 push-ups had a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)outcomes-including diagnoses of coronary artery disease and major events such as heart failure-during 10 years of follow-up compared with those who were able to do less than 10 push-ups during the baseline exam. (more...)
Facebook Might Remove Anti-Vaccine Recommendations Facebook Might Remove Anti-Vaccine Recommendations
- February 18, 2019

Schiff's letter was also sent to Google , which has already taken some measures to limit anti-vaccine information, Bloomberg noted. "The algorithms which power these services are not created to distinguish quality information from misinformation or misleading information, and the consequences of that are particularly troubling for public health issues", Schiff said. (more...)
Two diet drinks a day linked to stroke risk for women Two diet drinks a day linked to stroke risk for women
- February 18, 2019

Furthermore, stroke risks more than doubled in women without previous heart disease or diabetes and obese women without previous heart disease or diabetes, findings revealed. "Previous studies have focused on the bigger picture of cardiovascular disease", lead study author Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani said. These results in postmenopausal women may not be generalizable to men or younger women. (more...)
Flu vaccine doing relatively good job this year, officials say Flu vaccine doing relatively good job this year, officials say
- February 18, 2019

Last season, investigators note, the end-of-season flu vaccine effectiveness rate was only 38% overall, which included rates of 22% effectiveness against influenza A (H3N2), 62% against influenza A (H1N1) pdm09, and 50% against influenza B. (more...)
Freedom Caucus members urge Trump to build the wall using executive authority Freedom Caucus members urge Trump to build the wall using executive authority
- February 15, 2019

National emergencies are not rare in American politics and not always contentious - 58 have been declared by both Republican and Democrat presidents since 1976. "Barriers" and "fencing" are the nouns of choice. Funding for those agencies is due to expire on Friday, which would trigger another partial federal shutdown on Saturday morning if Congress and Mr Trump do not act quickly. (more...)
Another case of measles Another case of measles
- February 14, 2019

In addition to the 53 cases, one has been confirmed in the Seattle area and four are in Portland, Oregon , just south of Clark County . But doctors and nurses say the recent outbreak is spurring people to get vaccinated. Measles is so contagious that almost everyone who isn't immunized and comes into contact with the virus will get sick. For the early stages, these include a fever, a runny nose, coughing, red eyes and a sore throat. (more...)
Too Much 'Ultraprocessed' Food Can Lead To Early Grave Too Much 'Ultraprocessed' Food Can Lead To Early Grave
- February 14, 2019

According to a French study, we face a 14 percent higher risk of early death with each 10 percent increase in the amount of ultra-processed food we take in. Much of the negative health outcomes from this diet come from the additives that seep into the food during its processing. She was not involved in the research. (more...)
CDC Blames Vaping for Teen Tobacco Use Spike CDC Blames Vaping for Teen Tobacco Use Spike
- February 14, 2019

From 2017 to 2018, the frequency of tobacco product use, defined as usage 20 or more days during the past 30 days, also increased by 38.5% among current e-cigarette users in high school, suggesting that e-cigarette users are vaping more often than they have been. (more...)
Breast cancer patients share with MPs on why they need medicine access Breast cancer patients share with MPs on why they need medicine access
- February 13, 2019

While more women are now surviving the disease than ever before, breast cancer remains the leading cause of death in women under 50 in England and Wales - more than 920 women under 50 lost their lives to the disease in 2017. The report's lead author Professor Gareth Evans said the results of the new trial are "very promising". In total, around 55,000 women and 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the United Kingdom and it is estimated that around 5-15% of cases are ... (more...)
Veterans can soon check medical info on their iPhones Veterans can soon check medical info on their iPhones
- February 13, 2019

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that beginning this summer veterans will be able to access their personal medical data using the Health Records feature on their iPhones. Putting health records onto a patient's iPhone, Lynch added, will allow aggregation of medical information across participating institutions. Data collected directly from a patient, say from a heart monitor on their Apple Watch , can also be integrated with health record information. (more...)
Derryn Hinch to vote with Labor and pass refugee medical transfer bill Derryn Hinch to vote with Labor and pass refugee medical transfer bill
- February 13, 2019

The transfers will only apply to the existing cohort of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru , although Morrison said he will work to reverse it if re-elected in the upcoming federal election. "It's humiliating for the government", said Rod Tiffen, a political analyst at the University of Sydney . Sick asylum seekers often have to fight the Australian government in court for permission to be transferred to an Australian hospital. (more...)
Case of measles confirmed in Vancouver Case of measles confirmed in Vancouver
- February 12, 2019

Several news outlets have reported that unvaccinated teens are taking to Reddit to ask adults for advice on how they can get the shots without their parents knowing. But Ethan Lindenberger has other concerns. Lindenberger said that his mother has tried to convince him to stop getting vaccines, but to no avail. "There's a degree of feeling like, you know, he doesn't trust what I say as a parent", Wheeler said. (more...)
Measles Cases Mount In Pacific Northwest Outbreak Measles Cases Mount In Pacific Northwest Outbreak
- February 12, 2019

California removed personal belief vaccine exemptions for children in both public and private schools in 2015, after a measles outbreak at Disneyland sickened 147 people and spread across the US and into Canada. It can lead to serious complications including pneumonia, encephalitis (swelling of the brain), and death. People on both sides of the debate were allowed to speak at a hearing on Friday, Feb. (more...)
Drinking beer or wine first has no effect on severity of hangover Drinking beer or wine first has no effect on severity of hangover
- February 10, 2019

Well, it's not true, a new study finds. Speaking about the study, Jöran Köchling, one of the authors of the study said, "We didn't find any truth in the idea that drinking beer before wine gives you a milder hangover than the other way around". (more...)
End to insulin shots? Diabetes patients could take pill containing tiny needles End to insulin shots? Diabetes patients could take pill containing tiny needles
- February 09, 2019

Traverso and other co-authors are co-inventors on patent applications describing oral biologic drug delivery. Several years ago, Traverso, Langer, and their colleagues developed a pill coated with many tiny needles that could be used to inject drugs into the lining of the stomach or the small intestine. (more...)