Medicine


Google Fit update brings home screen widgets Google Fit update brings home screen widgets
- December 12, 2018

If you don't use Google Fit , its free to download on Android. With the latest update, Google Fit will also show your most recent workout right on the first screen, which could be extra motivating. So using visual cues and the vibration motor packed into your smartwatch to take you breathing exercises and possibly measuring heart rate if your Wear watch has an HR monitor. (more...)
CDC: Say no to raw cookie dough CDC: Say no to raw cookie dough
- December 11, 2018

The CDC notes that in 2016 an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to raw flour made 63 people sick. But steer clear of this temptation - eating or tasting unbaked products that are meant to be cooked, such as dough or batter, can make you sick . (more...)
Woman dies from rare brain-eating disease after using neti pot Woman dies from rare brain-eating disease after using neti pot
- December 10, 2018

When they opened her up, the medical team was shocked to observe that, instead of a brain tumor , a rare brain-eating amoeba was practically devouring the Seattle woman's brain. The woman's infection is the first to be linked to improper nasal lavage, according to Piper. "I suspect it was probably a container that had been sitting around.an amoeba could set up shop in there and then the tap water had been maybe sitting around and maybe it just grew in that", he said. (more...)
Downing Street denies reported delay of crucial parliament vote on Brexit deal Downing Street denies reported delay of crucial parliament vote on Brexit deal
- December 09, 2018

Speaking on his Sunday radio show on LBC , Mr Farage said: "The Government may pull this vote, they may not allow it to go ahead because they realise the sheer level by which they are going to lose". "We have got a good shot of winning". Shadow sports minister Rosena Allin-Khan said it was "time to take the Brexit decision back to the people". (more...)
Vaccination is the best defense against the Vaccination is the best defense against the "Flu"
- December 09, 2018

This year's Flu strain is more risky for younger people. Of course, the flu shot isn't flawless - the CDC says its effectiveness varies, generally reducing your risk by 40 to 60 percent. At a time of widespread fear and grief, few options existed for treatment or prevention of the flu. Past year was one of the deadliest on record, with more than 80,000 people dying from the flu. (more...)
Neti pot Seattle death: Doctors issue warning after brain infection ki
- December 08, 2018

Swedish Medical Center didn't identify the patient who died just a month after being diagnosed. After experiencing an intense seizure and an apparent loss of brain cognition, doctors started to investigate the possibility of the problem being in her brain. (more...)
Man coughs up startling blood clot shaped like a lung passage Man coughs up startling blood clot shaped like a lung passage
- December 08, 2018

The anti-coagulants the man was taking forced blood out of his pulmonary system and into his right lung. Doctors are bewildered as to how an extraordinarily shaped blood clot came out of a patient. A 40-year-old woman with asthma presented with a 2-day history of pleuritic pain of acute onset in the right side of the chest. And in the midst of one coughing fit he hawked up a bronchial tree - a series of tubes that distribute air to the lungs. (more...)
Mother Gives Birth Using Transplanted Uterus Mother Gives Birth Using Transplanted Uterus
- December 07, 2018

There have been 10 other uterus transplants from deceased donors performed in the United States, the Czech Republic and Turkey, but this one in Brazil is the first to result in a live birth. Fifteen were fertilised, with 8 resulting in embryos that were subsequently preserved for later implantation. Just seven months after the operation, doctors were able to begin in vitro fertilization, using the patient's own eggs harvested before her transplant surgery. (more...)
Villagers drain Karnataka lake after HIV+ woman's decomposed body found in it Villagers drain Karnataka lake after HIV+ woman's decomposed body found in it
- December 07, 2018

Word immediately spread that the water has been contaminated, creating panic among villagers. Villagers now trek about 3km to the Malaprabha Canal to fetch water. Authorities attempted to convince them that HIV can not be transmitted by water and that there's no risk of getting the virus by drinking the water. (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commits to paying her interns $15 an hour Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commits to paying her interns $15 an hour
- December 07, 2018

As a Latino, Vera said , "I saw an extreme lack of diversity, both in interns and staff in Congress". Congressional representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on her fellow lawmakers to follow her lead and increase the wages of their staff in Washington, D.C. (more...)
Woman gives birth using womb transplanted from dead donor
- December 07, 2018

Singer stressed that pregnancies involving transplanted uteruses from deceased donors have failed in the past, but the Brazilian case is "an exciting step in the right direction". Ejzenberg stressed that it's rare that living women are willing and eligible to donate a uterus to a family member or close friend. According to reports, the success of this procedure means that there will be a larger option of donors available for those who have trouble conceiving because of uterine factor ... (more...)
New Cancer Test Can Detect Any Cancer in Minutes New Cancer Test Can Detect Any Cancer in Minutes
- December 07, 2018

Normal DNA has a large number of methyl "marks" in the affected cells of such "labels" are very small and are located at specific sites. "This unique nano-scaled DNA signature appeared in every type of breast cancer we examined, and in other forms of cancer including prostate, colorectal and lymphoma", said Abu Sina , from the University of Queensland . (more...)
Recall Alert on infant Ibuprofen Recall Alert on infant Ibuprofen
- December 06, 2018

The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen . It could be potentially risky for babies and could cause nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain or diarrhea. And in Family Dollar, the recalled lot is 00717024A (expiry 08/19). The company has not received any reports of adverse reactions to the recalled drug. (more...)
Free Flu Shots Available at Sevier County Health Department Event Free Flu Shots Available at Sevier County Health Department Event
- December 06, 2018

While it's best to get vaccinated against the flu in October, you can still get a flu shot. "Perhaps, more importantly in some settings, is the fact that the more people who get vaccinated , the less flu spreads around", added Dr. CDC recommends that everyone six months and older who has not been vaccinated yet this season, get vaccinated now. It also spreads when people touch certain surfaces or objects contaminated with the droplets. (more...)
First baby born to mom using uterus from a deceased donor First baby born to mom using uterus from a deceased donor
- December 05, 2018

In the Brazilian case, the recipient had been born without a uterus due to a condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. The donor was a 45-year-old woman who died of subarachnoid haemorrhage - a type of stroke involving bleeding on the surface of the brain. (more...)
Scientists develop 'holy grail' blood test that detects cancer in 10 minutes Scientists develop 'holy grail' blood test that detects cancer in 10 minutes
- December 05, 2018

Researchers have always been looking for a commonality among cancers to develop a diagnostic tool that could apply across all types. 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 . (more...)
Hindustan Unilever buys GSK Consumer Healthcare in India's largest FMCG deal Hindustan Unilever buys GSK Consumer Healthcare in India's largest FMCG deal
- December 05, 2018

GSK has a large play in India, the Anglo-Dutch consumer product major's second largest market. GSK HFD is the undisputed leader in the Health Food Drinks category in India, with iconic brands such as Horlicks and Boost , and a product portfolio supported by strong nutritional claims. (more...)
Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor
- December 05, 2018

The reason it needs such a wide-reaching effort: Zainab requires "O" or "A" blood types, and only from donors whose birth parents are 100% Iranian, Pakistani, or Indian. As the search continues, the little girl's family is already expressing gratitude to all the people who have shown up with a desire to help Zainab in her battle with cancer. (more...)
Scores Attended 2018 World AIDS Day in Ho Scores Attended 2018 World AIDS Day in Ho
- December 04, 2018

The UNAIDS 90-90-90 initiative states that by 2020, 90 percent of all people living with HIV will know their status , 90 percent of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and 90 percent of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. (more...)
World AIDS Day 2018, World AIDS Day 2018, "Know your status", celebrates 30th anniversary
- December 03, 2018

At Bebashi - Transition to Hope, the goal is to minimize HIV infection through free HIV/STI testing, HIV prevention education, and by providing Medical Case Management services to people living with HIV. "This progress is however not uniform in our Region". It has also pledged to enable 90% of HIV positive people in the country know their status on treatment and provide 90% of those on treatment experience with effective viral load suppression. (more...)