Medicine


Five people being tested for coronavirus in Scotland Five people being tested for coronavirus in Scotland
- January 24, 2020

The hospital will be erected on a 25,000 square-metre lot and is slated for completion February 3, municipal authorities said. As we reported, the virus has already killed at least 17 people in China and has infected over 600 others. Out of the total 830 confirmed cases, 177 were in serious condition, it added. "At the border, the most critical opportunity is to educate the travelling public so they know what to do when they actually have symptoms". (more...)
What’s new today in the China virus outbreak What’s new today in the China virus outbreak
- January 24, 2020

The doctor referenced the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) discovery in 2002, the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) discovery in 2012, and the Wuhan coronavirus in 2020. A Beijing News editorial urging a better update system got more than 100,000 views on WeChat, the country's ubiquitous messaging platform. "It sounds very scary". (more...)
Here's the growing list of cities quarantined from the China coronavirus Here's the growing list of cities quarantined from the China coronavirus
- January 24, 2020

The ministry on Thursday said Li Ding, 66, from Wuhan, China arrived in Hanoi on January 13 then traveled south to meet up with his 28-year-old son Li Zichao, who works in Vietnam . The hashtag "Wuhan is sealed off" was trending on China's Twitter-like Weibo, with almost 460 million views. But they still have not been able to confirm the exact source of the virus. (more...)
Who is most likely to catch China's coronavirus? Who is most likely to catch China's coronavirus?
- January 23, 2020

The group has been contacted and is being actively monitored, which involves the local health department reaching out to them daily to determine whether they are experiencing any symptoms of the illness, such as upper respiratory issues . "It has not been tried before as a public health measure". Speaking in Parliament, the Hancock said there were no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United Kingdom so far. (more...)
China hit by deadly mysterious virus which is fast spreading China hit by deadly mysterious virus which is fast spreading
- January 23, 2020

The total number of confirmed cases now exceeds 200, and three have died from the respiratory illness. Health officials have identified the infection, which first appeared in Wuhan in December, as being a strain of coronavirus. Shenzhen officials said another eight people were under medical observation. They have also advised people to not travel to Wuhan and also asked Wuhan residents to remain in the city. (more...)
Turns out Stress Really Does Turn Hair Gray, Scientists Confirm Turns out Stress Really Does Turn Hair Gray, Scientists Confirm
- January 23, 2020

When we experience this type of stress , it triggers a sympathetic nerve response that activates the stem cells responsible for coloring our hair. Shayla Clark and Christopher Deppman, two neuroscientists from the University of Virginia, penned an editorial in the journal Nature , accompanying the publication of the new study . (more...)
China shuts down public transport in city at centre of virus outbreak China shuts down public transport in city at centre of virus outbreak
- January 23, 2020

Similar measures will take effect in nearby Huanggang, a city of more than seven million, as of midnight. A 61-year-old man in the city with preexisting medical conditions died on January 9, becoming the virus' first casualty . "If there is a location where we are concerned about potential transmission but Public Health can not contact the individuals individually" then the department will announce that location, said Dr. (more...)
The timing of the Wuhan coronavirus could be a global-health nightmare The timing of the Wuhan coronavirus could be a global-health nightmare
- January 23, 2020

Similar measures will take effect in nearby Huanggang, a city of more than seven million, as of midnight. That would have significantly increased the risk of spreading the disease from the Wuhan hotspot to the whole country and overseas. "If the outbreak developed into a pandemic with very large number of cases then it would be a very serious issue for us all". He said three cases are in Edinburgh and the other is believed to be in Glasgow. (more...)
WHO delays decision to declare coronavirus outbreak health emergency
- January 23, 2020

They cut off Wuhan, the province's capital, in the morning. The coronavirus has claimed 17 lives and infected over 630 people in China so far. But the team cautioned: "Our estimates should not be interpreted as implying the outbreak has doubled in size in the period 12th January to 18th January-delays in confirming and reporting exported cases and incomplete information about dates of symptom onset together with the still very small numbers of exported cases mean we are unable to ... (more...)
What is coronavirus? What you should know about the outbreak in China What is coronavirus? What you should know about the outbreak in China
- January 23, 2020

The disease has spread to other parts of China, including five cases in capital Beijing.Cases have also been confirmed in Thailand , South Korea , Japan and Taiwan , all involving people who had been to Wuhan. What do we know about the virus? A significant issue in the panel's deliberations will be the severity of infections. In New Zealand, the director of public health Caroline McElnay told Morning Report she was in talks with ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and ... (more...)
WHO weighs declaring new coronavirus worldwide public health emergency WHO weighs declaring new coronavirus worldwide public health emergency
- January 22, 2020

Countries have been intensifying efforts to stop the spread of the pathogen - known by its technical name 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) - as the number of cases jumped, raising concerns in the middle of a major Chinese holiday travel rush. (more...)
Smoking Marijuana Can Be Hard on Your Heart Smoking Marijuana Can Be Hard on Your Heart
- January 22, 2020

Smoking-related cardiotoxicity: numerous same cardiotoxic chemicals found in cigarettes are also found in marijuana smoke. Arrhythmias: Marijuana use has been associated with abnormal heart rhythms, including atrial fibrillation. Marijuana is classified as a schedule I drug by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, meaning that its use in research is highly restricted and researchers must navigate approvals through local, state and federally agencies. (more...)
UK's NHS mental health boss slams video game loot boxes
- January 22, 2020

The general thrust of the NHS's stance is that kids often end up spending their parents money through buying in-game loot boxes or other virtual items like V-Bucks. "That is why on the 10th January we launched our Get Smart About PLAY campaign, which is created to help parents and carers manage play online and in the home". (more...)
First case of Chinese coronavirus confirmed in Macau First case of Chinese coronavirus confirmed in Macau
- January 22, 2020

The source of the coronavirus is unknown, but it could spread easily as even adults lack basic habits to protect themselves. However, people have now been infected hundreds of miles away from the Wuhan market, and officials said Monday that it can also spread from person to person . (more...)
USA to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at three airports USA to screen passengers for new China coronavirus at three airports
- January 22, 2020

Wuhan's health authority confirmed earlier on Sunday 17 more cases of the virus in the city, bringing the total number of known patients there to 62. Three confirmed cases meanwhile have now been reported outside China - two in Thailand and one in Japan - even as health authorities around the world sought to assure the public that the overall risk of infection remained low. (more...)
1st case of new SARS-like virus in US 1st case of new SARS-like virus in US
- January 22, 2020

On January 17, the CDC launched entry health screenings at three major airports in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles in order to monitor for signs of the condition. There are now more than 300 cases of this coronavirus in China and elsewhere. Now, the CDC says Chinese health officials have determined the virus spreads between humans. (more...)
Flu season especially bad for children, young adults Flu season especially bad for children, young adults
- January 22, 2020

Only confirmed flu cases are reported to health departments, and those numbers do not reflect results of rapid flu tests or those being treated for the flu based exclusively on the symptoms they present. The lab also identified almost two dozen types of influenza A strains. But what's different this year, and what's still puzzling to doctors, is the kind of influenza more people are getting. (more...)
SCOTUS Refuses Democrats' Request for Expedited Review of Obamacare Case SCOTUS Refuses Democrats' Request for Expedited Review of Obamacare Case
- January 21, 2020

Instead, without comment or dissent, the justices turned away appeals from the California attorney general and House Democrats who sought a speedy ruling in a pending lawsuit in Texas that has the backing of the Trump administration. It takes only four votes to take up a case, meaning the court's liberal wing might still have the votes to grant review of the lawsuit. "The individual mandate is unconstitutional because it can no longer be read as a tax, and there is no other constitutional ... (more...)
Scientists discover 49 approved drugs that may treat cancer Scientists discover 49 approved drugs that may treat cancer
- January 21, 2020

That new immune cell carries a never-before-seen receptor which acts like a grappling hook, latching on to most human cancers , while ignoring healthy cells. A team of scientists from Cardiff University have discovered a way to kill all sorts of cancers in lab tests. Right now, we don't yet know how many types of cancers a technique based on this receptor might treat. (more...)
Cervical Cancer Could Soon Be Eliminated Because Of This New Screening Method Cervical Cancer Could Soon Be Eliminated Because Of This New Screening Method
- January 20, 2020

Scott says the best way to protect against HPV, since it is spread in other ways besides sexual contact, is to get the HPV vaccine. "With HPV vaccinations for all year 8 pupils and HPV testing available nationally, cervical cancer promises to become very rare indeed". (more...)