Medicine


Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Reports 'Very Strong Progress' in Battling Ebola Outbreak Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Reports 'Very Strong Progress' in Battling Ebola Outbreak
- June 10, 2018

Still, everyone remains on "high alert", he said, adding that two new confirmed cases in Iboko at the end of May and a single case on June 2 "tells us a lot about why we need to refocus our response". Health workers monitor close contacts for 21 days and isolate them should they become ill. "Tough work is going to go on for the next weeks", said Salama. (more...)
Trump admin: We won't defend Obamacare Trump admin: We won't defend Obamacare
- June 10, 2018

The U.S. Justice Department says it will no longer defend major parts of the Affordable Care Act in court. In short: The federal government is declining to defend federal law. The rest of the ACA can function without the mandate, the brief says, and should be retained. FILE - Stacy Stanford attends a rally to Support Healthy Utah at the State Capitol Building in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 5, 2015. (more...)
Hundreds pay tribute at Greater Niagara Relay For Life Hundreds pay tribute at Greater Niagara Relay For Life
- June 10, 2018

Her brother, mother-in-law, brother-in-law, cousin and sister-in-law have all died from different types of cancers. "It's all around me". As is customary, the Survivors' Lap will be the first to go around the track. Silipigni raised $72,000 for Relay for Life , the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, where team members take turns walking around the track. (more...)
U.S. Medicare reserves seen lasting three years less than prior forecast U.S. Medicare reserves seen lasting three years less than prior forecast
- June 10, 2018

Medicare's Board of Trustees blamed the earlier depletion forecast on expectations of lower payroll taxes and less revenue from taxing Social Security benefits, both the result of the tax overhaul signed by President Donald Trump a year ago, according to a senior administration official. (more...)
Dolphins name friends to recognise them Dolphins name friends to recognise them
- June 10, 2018

But the formation of alliances with potential competitors is not unique to humans. "Convergence onto shared or similar identity signals has been documented in allied male bottlenose dolphins ", the study said. Male dolphin signature whistles. The finding is unusual as groups of animals usually make just their calls similar in their social group, as seen in some birds, elephants and primates, Dr King said. (more...)
Blood test may predict premature birth: US, Danish researchers Blood test may predict premature birth: US, Danish researchers
- June 09, 2018

Dr. Stevenson is co-author of the researchers' published paper in Science , which is entitled " Noninvasive Blood Tests for Fetal Development Predict Gestational Age and Preterm Delivery ". The results showed that cfRNA measurements during the course of a pregnancy showed differing time courses, dependent on their tissue of origin. He added that today's findings affirm the existence of a "transcriptomic clock of pregnancy" that could serve as a new way to assess the gestational age of a ... (more...)
Trump administration: Heart of health law unconstitutional
- June 09, 2018

The Trump administration delivered an early midterms present to Democrats Thursday night when the Justice Department chose to side with 20 GOP states in a lawsuit seeking to gut the core protections of the Affordable Care Act for people with pre-existing conditions. (more...)
President Trump signs bill to expand private care for veterans President Trump signs bill to expand private care for veterans
- June 09, 2018

The new law, once implemented by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), will give military veterans in need of healthcare greater autonomy in the pursuit it. Rep. Darren Soto. The bill has five component parts, Roe explained. The passage of the new law was roundly celebrated by those who attended the event, an eclectic mix of legislators, veteran advocates, VA leaders, and political insiders who were also celebrating a sort of truce. (more...)
Modern education ruining children's 'vision'? Longer study hours linked to short-sightedness
- June 09, 2018

Their study suggests that for each extra year spent in education, there was an expansion in myopic refractive error of -0.27 dioptres/year. Studies have been observational in nature since exposing children to different levels of education in clinical trials would be unethical. (more...)
Salmonella outbreak linked to cut melon at Walmart, Kroger Salmonella outbreak linked to cut melon at Walmart, Kroger
- June 09, 2018

It's not just Walmart pre-cut melon. The CDC said on Friday that 124 people have been sickened in 36 states after contact with live poultry, such as chicks and ducklings in backyard flocks. If you bought pre-cut melon at a Walmart in Missouri, throw it away. Now. Walmart stores in IL have removed pre-cut melons linked to this outbreak from their shelves. (more...)
CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016
- June 08, 2018

The other two top 10 causes of death that are on the rise are Alzheimer's disease and drug overdoses, she noted. Anne Shuchat M.D.is principal director at CDC . Since 1999, suicide has become almost 30 percent more common in the U.S. - and more than half of those who killed themselves in 2016 had not been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, underscoring the need for better understanding of the signs that precede suicide and access to mental health care, experts say. (more...)
Athenahealth Inc (NASDAQ:ATHN) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment Athenahealth Inc (NASDAQ:ATHN) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment
- June 08, 2018

The ratio is better, as 114 investment professionals increased and started new equity positions, while 88 sold and decreased holdings in Athenahealth Inc . 31 are the (NASDAQ:ATHN)'s analyst reports since December 8, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Hold". (more...)
Good News! Not Every Woman With Breast Cancer Needs Chemotherapy Good News! Not Every Woman With Breast Cancer Needs Chemotherapy
- June 08, 2018

It's scary that one day so many women need chemo and literally the next, they don't. The other looks at immunotherapy. The study followed 10,000 women with early-stage breast cancer over 10 years. "This research is experimental right now". The approach relies on mutations, not cancer type, he said. CBS: "Groundbreaking treatment saves life of woman with late-stage breast cancer" - " 'I came to realize that I was going to die, and that's where my mind was", [Perkins] said. (more...)
The pioneering woman who invented a life-saving test for newborns The pioneering woman who invented a life-saving test for newborns
- June 08, 2018

This was achieved by trying to investigate the first 24 hours of an infant's life and document trends to distinguish healthy babies from unhealthy ones. Apgar's work on prevention of infant mortality was eventually recognised as she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in the US. Google is celebrating the 109th birthday of Dr Virginia Apgar, an American obstetrical (relating to childbirth) anesthetist. (more...)
Dr. Virginia Apgar, pioneer behind Apgar score, being celebrated with Google doodle Dr. Virginia Apgar, pioneer behind Apgar score, being celebrated with Google doodle
- June 08, 2018

The Apgar test is performed on a baby at 1 and 5 minutes after birth. National Library of Medicine. On the other hand, the 5-minute score tells the health care provider how well the baby is doing outside the mother's womb. Apgar was the youngest of three children. Dr Virginia Apgar received a degree in public health from John Hopkins University in 1959. Apgar graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University in the U.S. (more...)
Sexually transmitted infections in county go up Sexually transmitted infections in county go up
- June 08, 2018

Diagnoses were most common among 25 to 34-year-olds, who accounted for 33% of all cases, followed by 35 to 44-year-olds. "Government must reverse cuts to councils' public health grants because we can not tackle this by stretching services even thinner", she added. (more...)
It shows the growing severity of the issue
- June 08, 2018

More than half of suicides in 2015 in a subgroup of 27 states were among people with no known mental health condition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found. The study released Thursday looked at trends in suicide rates from 1999 to 2016 and data from the National Violent Death Reporting System that includes data from 27 states. (more...)
Sorry, but we're just not ready for broccoli coffee Sorry, but we're just not ready for broccoli coffee
- June 08, 2018

But apparently, those fun Australians, specifically the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Hort Innovation , have chose to ground up broccoli into a fine powder and put it in their morning joe. Researchers at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) have developed a powdered broccoli product which can be used in coffee, smoothies, soups and baking to get essential nutrients into Australian diets. (more...)
Kate Spade's Husband Releases Statement: 'There Was No Indication And No Warning' Kate Spade's Husband Releases Statement: 'There Was No Indication And No Warning'
- June 08, 2018

The businessman also condemned media speculation about Spade's "business problems" and "substance abuse" in the leadup to her death , and says he is "appalled" by reports of a note found in her apartment. "My main concern is Bea and protecting her privacy as she deals with the unimaginable grief of losing her mother ", he concluded. Kate Spade at the 2003 Glamour "Women of the Year" awards. (more...)
Major study finds many breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy Major study finds many breast cancer patients can skip chemotherapy
- June 08, 2018

Findings from the study will be published in The New England Journal of Medicine . "These data confirm that using a 21-gene expression test to assess the risk of cancer recurrence can spare women unnecessary treatment if the test indicates that chemotherapy is not likely to provide benefit". (more...)