Medicine


Naloxone recalled due to particulate matter Naloxone recalled due to particulate matter
- June 07, 2018

Naloxone maker Hospira announced it's pulling some single use sterile cartridges over concerns about loose particulate matter on the syringe plungers. The FDA recommends that anyone who does experience a related adverse event should report it . The reason for the recall is that a particulate matter was found on a portion of the delivery system of the drug. (more...)
Medicare to Become Insolvent In 8 Years, Social Security in 16
- June 06, 2018

Medicare trustees say the trust fund that covers Medicare Part A, which pays for hospital stays, home health services, nursing homes and hospice care, will run out of money sooner than expected. Social Security covers 62 million people, split among retired workers and their dependents, survivors of workers who've died and disabled people. They have called for increasing spending, which they would pay for with major tax increases, particularly on higher-income Americans. (more...)
Dead, many sick in romaine lettuce outbreak Dead, many sick in romaine lettuce outbreak
- June 06, 2018

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention now reports that nearly 200 people have gotten sick in 35 different states. The CDC has not pinpointed the exact source of the outbreak, but the lettuce appears to have been contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. (more...)
Miss America competition will no longer have swimsuit segment Miss America competition will no longer have swimsuit segment
- June 05, 2018

Two, there will no longer be a swimsuit competition or an evening gown requirement. Because numerous state and local competitions that decide the Miss America finalists have already begun, the dropping of the swimsuit portion will not take effect at those levels until next year's competition, the organization said. (more...)
Ohio announces 56 sites where medical marijuana will be sold Ohio announces 56 sites where medical marijuana will be sold
- June 05, 2018

Overall, there were 376 applications for the medical marijuana dispensaries. The board has been getting background checks and verifying that proposed locations are at least 500 feet from schools and churches. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy didn't give an explanation as to why the company was disqualified. In the past, some Toledo residents and officials have voiced concerns that marijuana dispensaries would present a safety hazard for the city, or would be targeted by thieves. (more...)
New Research Shows Experimental Treatment Working For Advanced Cancer Cases New Research Shows Experimental Treatment Working For Advanced Cancer Cases
- June 05, 2018

Judy Perkins, a 49-year-old engineer from Florida, was selected to undergo the cutting edge treatment after several chemotherapy sessions had failed to kill the tumour, which had begun to spread to her liver. Those at high risk are advised to receive it but intermediate was a toss-up until this study. The study found that women over 50 scoring up to 25 did not need chemo, nor did women under 50 with a score up to 15. (more...)
Wheeling Hospital's 22nd annual Cancer Survivors Day Picnic Wheeling Hospital's 22nd annual Cancer Survivors Day Picnic
- June 05, 2018

About 150 people were registered for this year's event which featured a meal, BINGO, and recognition of the newest and longest cancer survivors. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring. (more...)
Men with advanced prostate cancer could benefit from 'amazing' immunotherapy trial Men with advanced prostate cancer could benefit from 'amazing' immunotherapy trial
- June 05, 2018

With researchers hinting that immunotherapy works best in patients with heavily mutated cancers , there is a strong chance that the therapy will not work on all prostate cancer patients. "One of the major challenges with immunotherapy is that we don't have many reliable tests to pick out who will benefit", Workman said. De Bono said that while patients with DNA fix mutations responded to treatment, further investigation is still needed to confirm this. (more...)
ONTARIO VOTES: Wynne Concedes Defeat, Urges Voters to Choose Liberals ONTARIO VOTES: Wynne Concedes Defeat, Urges Voters to Choose Liberals
- June 05, 2018

Liberal party leader Kathleen Wynne , NDP party leader Andrea Horwath, Green Party leader Mike Schreiner, and Progressive Conservative party leader Doug Ford were asked how they would support growing tech companies in the province. I knew there was a chance that I would end up in the opposition because, after 15 years, it's normal that there'd be a changing of the guard. "I know that there are people who are trying to decide how to vote on June 7 and they are anxious about a majority ... (more...)
Breast cancer patients could be spared chemo
- June 05, 2018

The results "should have a huge impact on doctors and patients", Albain said. That's why it's great news to hear that doctors in the United States have just made an unbelievable scientific breakthrough through, curing a woman who was in the advanced stages of the disease. (more...)
Community Mental Health Campaign Launches
- June 04, 2018

It prohibits tying mentally ill persons with chains. "The old regulation had several flaws and gaps and lacked provisions to protect the identity or privacy of the individual suffering from mental illness". As per the Act, the government will have the duty to provide care, treatment and rehabilitation to the person, who attempts suicide and has severe stress, to reduce the risk of recurrence of attempt to commit suicide. (more...)
Five new Ebola cases in DRC: authorities Five new Ebola cases in DRC: authorities
- June 04, 2018

It said more than 110 have been vaccinated in Bikoro, where the outbreak began, and 70 in Iboko. "We are reassured", he told The Associated Press by telephone. As of Friday evening (GMT), there have been 37 confirmed Ebola cases in the DRC , including 12 deaths. The responders, who are former volunteers of the African Union Support to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (ASEOWA) in the 2014-16 outbreak, they also participated in the post-Ebola enhanced surveillance in the Democratic Republic ... (more...)
Chemo not needed in some early breast cancer patients
- June 04, 2018

Doctors already use a genetic test called which Oncotype DX or 21-gene assay to see whether women with breast cancer are likely to benefit from chemotherapy. "This is going to provide the highest level of evidence now for our test being indispensable in clinical practice", Shak said. Cancer care has been evolving away from chemotherapy - older drugs with harsh side effects - in favor of gene-targeting therapies, hormone blockers and immune system treatments. (more...)
Gene test shows more breast cancer patients can skip chemo Gene test shows more breast cancer patients can skip chemo
- June 04, 2018

José Baselga , a medical oncologist and physician in chief at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY, who was not involved with this research. "This is going to provide the highest level of evidence now for our test being indispensable in clinical practice", Shak said. "This has very important public health implications". (more...)
In Cancer Treatments, Less Is Sometimes More In Cancer Treatments, Less Is Sometimes More
- June 04, 2018

Others want chemo for even the smallest chance of benefit. "We have been waiting for these results for years", said Allison Kurian, an oncologist at Stanford University who wasn't involved in the trial. To find the answer, researchers randomly assigned more than 6,700 women with intermediate scores - 11 to 25 - to two groups. Chemotherapy could still be on the table for people who fall outside of this group. (more...)
Active for a cure: Relay for Life kicks off in St Active for a cure: Relay for Life kicks off in St
- June 04, 2018

For the relay, each team was given a baton, the idea being that at least one member be walking on the track at any given time, the symbolism being that no one is facing cancer alone. Relay for Life is a chance to recognize all survivors and those still fighting cancer. "My husband lost his mom to cancer, and I lost my grandmother. (more...)
More Deaths Linked To Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak More Deaths Linked To Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak
- June 03, 2018

In total, 197 people across 35 states have become ill since March 13 , including five people who died. That means that the lettuce was most likely contaminated even at the very end of the growing season. Scott Gottlieb and Dr. Stephen Ostroff wrote. The recent E. coli outbreak is the most severe to hit the US since 2006, when three people died in an outbreak linked to uncooked spinach. (more...)
The age for checking for colorectal cancer has changed The age for checking for colorectal cancer has changed
- June 03, 2018

According to an ACS guideline author, this means that "we hope that doctors will look at this and at least start discussions of colorectal cancer screening with their 45-year-old patients". The recommendation is a qualified one with the ACS previous recommendation from 2008 that such screening begin at 50 remaining a strong recommendation as results verifying the effectiveness of screening those between 45 to 50 is limited. (more...)
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...)