Medicine


Lyme -- The First Epidemic of Climate Change author Lyme -- The First Epidemic of Climate Change author
- June 02, 2018

If you find a tick and its still attached, follow these steps to safely remove the tick. You can also poor a little rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol, just keep in mind to label correctly and place in a safe place to prevent kids from getting to it. (more...)
More than half of US drivers killed 'had drugs in system' More than half of US drivers killed 'had drugs in system'
- June 02, 2018

But there is no doubt that marijuana impairs someone's judgement and the skills needed to drive a auto, according to a study released Thursday by the Governors Highway Safety Association. And there is no definitive data linking drugged driving to crashes. They teach law enforcement the signs and symptoms of impairment by different categories of drugs. (more...)
5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in U.S. romaine lettuce outbreak 5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in U.S. romaine lettuce outbreak
- June 02, 2018

Canadian health officials also recently identified E. coli cases in several provinces that could potentially be linked to the outbreak in the United States. The recent E. coli outbreak is the most severe to hit the USA since 2006, when three people died in an outbreak linked to uncooked spinach. "Some people who became sick did not report eating romaine lettuce, but had close contact with someone else who got sick from eating romaine lettuce". (more...)
'Holy grail' blood test detects cancer years before symptoms show 'Holy grail' blood test detects cancer years before symptoms show
- June 02, 2018

The test was used to detect genetic traces of multiple cancers, including pancreatic and ovarian diseases, according to the study . The test was administered on 749 cancer-free patients and 878 with newly diagnosed but untreated cancer. Scientists have said that in some cases the procedure could detect a cancer years before a patient develops any symptoms. The more aggressive forms of cancers, triple-negative breast, lung, oesophagus, head and neck, were also picked up with more than 50% ... (more...)
Virginia lawmakers vote to expand Medicaid Virginia lawmakers vote to expand Medicaid
- June 02, 2018

The program is expected to begin January 1, 2019. The House had previously endorsed expansion, while the Senate had held out in opposition until Wednesday. Among five state senators representing Prince William County, the vote was split along party lines. House Speaker Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights) said he believes Virginia's budget includes the most conservative set of reforms to Medicaid in the country. (more...)
Smoking harmful to entire human body, not just lungs, says expert Smoking harmful to entire human body, not just lungs, says expert
- June 02, 2018

Anti-tobacco groups are calling on lawmakers to raise the tax on products that have been left out of recent increases, such as e-cigarettes and chew. The tobacco-free standards were also implemented at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. But it warned that the pace of reduction was too slow. Two hundred people in France die each day due to cigarette smoke. Flaky pastries, fine wine and fashionable people smoking lots of cigarettes: Fair or not, this has been a cultural image of France ... (more...)
Illinois reports first case of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus Illinois reports first case of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus
- June 02, 2018

IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, M.D., J.D., said "Although we see West Nile virus in IL every year, don't become complacent". West Nile virus is spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. The Illinois Department of Public Health previous year reported 90 human cases, which included eight deaths. The health risk appears to be very low that a woman infected with West Nile virus during pregnancy, will transmit the virus to her fetus or newborn, reports the CDC. (more...)
Salmon Arm Relay For Life still running strong Salmon Arm Relay For Life still running strong
- June 02, 2018

A dinner honoring cancer survivors of Newton and McDonald counties will begin at 6 p.m. today at Neosho United Methodist Church's Christian Life Center, 1111 N. Now that her radiation treatments are complete, Wellington said she hoping to be able to return to work later this year. The Relay for Life will kick off with an indoor community picnic at 4:30 p.m.in the high school. (more...)
Death in Arkansas among 5 in US linked to romaine lettuce outbreak
- June 01, 2018

According to the CDC, 25 more ill people from 13 states were added to the lettuce investigation since the last update on May 16. Of the total 187 patients for whom information was available, 89 (or 48%) were hospitalized, including 26 who developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. (more...)
Patient in Goa hospital tests negative for Nipah virus Patient in Goa hospital tests negative for Nipah virus
- June 01, 2018

The current outbreak was first reported earlier this month in Kozhikode on India's southwest coast. Twenty-year-old Rajesh Mondal, who returned to his home in Domkol, Murshidabad, almost after three months from Kerala, had been suffering from high temperature for the past five days, the relatives who took the patient to government owned only such hospital here said . (more...)
Cancer Group Calls for Colorectal Cancer Screening Starting at Age 45 Cancer Group Calls for Colorectal Cancer Screening Starting at Age 45
- June 01, 2018

Of course, the implications of increasing colorectal cancer incidence among young people go beyond the need for adjusted screening recommendations. Colon cancer , combined with rectal cancer, is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. (more...)
Kerala: One more person succumbs to Nipah virus, toll rises to 17 Kerala: One more person succumbs to Nipah virus, toll rises to 17
- June 01, 2018

Rasin, 25, who died yesterday, was initially treated at the Balussery hospital. According to reports , Rasin had been shifted to Kozhikode Medical College on May 26 from Balussery Taluk Hospital following severe fever and symptoms of Nipah. (more...)
Doctors welcome possible 'holy grail of cancer research'
- June 01, 2018

The findings will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ACSO) in Chicago this weekend. The authors, led by Cleveland Clinic in OH, will present their findings at the annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago, and hope the test could be available within five to 10 years for healthy people who are cancer-free. (more...)
Stressed out middle-aged workers have higher risk of mental health issues Stressed out middle-aged workers have higher risk of mental health issues
- June 01, 2018

Put mental health into regular rotation as a conversation topic in your family so that if (and, for most of us, when) you or a loved one encounters a challenge it will be that much easier to talk about honestly and openly. These are merely two examples of the thousands of people who suffer on a daily basis due to the lack of proper care and attention this issue receives. (more...)
WellCare to buy Meridian state health plans for $2.5 billion
- June 01, 2018

With the firm's stock price now trading around $226.99, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the past few years. American Century Companies Inc. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with "Buy" on Tuesday, February 6. About 456,481 shares traded or 37.57% up from the average. WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (more...)
Over 22000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds Over 22000 10 and 11-year-olds are severely obese, research finds
- June 01, 2018

It follows figures revealed yesterday, which warned that 22,000 children were leaving primary school severely obese . The weight and height of all children in England is measured when they start and leave primary school, under the government's national child measurement programme. (more...)
Heartbreaker? Smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes
- June 01, 2018

The global health agency, in the report by health experts, said spreading the message that tobacco caused deadly illnesses such as heart disease and stroke helped prevent "needless" loss of life. Yet in many countries, there is very low awareness that smoking significantly increases your chances of developing cardiovascular disease. "Governments have the power in their hands to protect their citizens from suffering needlessly from heart disease", said Douglas Bettcher, who heads WHO's ... (more...)
Purdue Pharma Knew Oxycontin Was Being Abused Since The Late '90s Purdue Pharma Knew Oxycontin Was Being Abused Since The Late '90s
- June 01, 2018

Since then, Purdue Pharma has been sued by more than a dozen states for its deceptive marketing practices, while overdose deaths from OxyContin and other opioids have continued to rise steadily. Oxycontin wasn't being used correctly by users, and this made it more appealing as a street drug than other drugs. Sales representatives were discouraged by Purdue from raising concerns about abuse, with one saying his manager told him that "his job was to sell drugs, not to determine if a 'doctor ... (more...)
You Can Exercise Harder By Chewing Gum, Says New Study You Can Exercise Harder By Chewing Gum, Says New Study
- June 01, 2018

While all ages experienced a significantly larger change in heart rate in the gum trial, middle-aged and elderly participants also had a significantly higher mean heart rate while walking compared to the control. Researchers measured participants' heart rate, walking heart rate in both legs, then the distance they covered at a natural pace, the number of steps taken and, walking speed. (more...)
Does increased protein intake elevate the risk of HF?
- May 31, 2018

In the group that eat more than 70 grams of protein daily, the proportion of deaths was nearly 2 times smaller and amounted to 18%. In general, one portion of protein is equivalent to 30g of meat, chicken or fish, one egg, one tablespoon of peanut butter, one-quarter cup of cooked beans or one-half ounce of nuts or seeds, according to the US Department of Agriculture , which recommends that over-50s eat five to seven portions of protein per day, or 150g to 200g. (more...)