Medicine


People encouraged to donate blood People encouraged to donate blood
- June 14, 2018

The American Red Cross is launching a nationwide campaign to boost blood donations . "This blood is used by every person living in this country who needs a transfusion during an operation or after being involved in an accident", Mlambo says. (more...)
Your stressful office is making you hangry Your stressful office is making you hangry
- June 13, 2018

Not everyone's emotions seemed to be skewed by their hunger; in fact, most remained neutral judges of the images. The research team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ran two online experiments with about 400 participants. (more...)
Mind-blowing Stocks: Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC) Mind-blowing Stocks: Envision Healthcare Corporation (NYSE: EVHC)
- June 13, 2018

EVHC maintained activity of relative volume at 21.19. Generally speaking, if the indicator rises above -20, the shares may be overbought. Being a trend following, lagging indicator, as the moving average always lags price action, they are used in order to confirm trends, once the latter have begun. (more...)
U.S. Babies, Toddlers Eat Way Too Much Added Sugar, Study Finds
- June 13, 2018

Eating too much foods containing added sugar has been associated with a number of health problems such as obesity , diabetes , cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and even some cancers. By 19 to 23 months, 99% of children ate an average of over seven teaspoons of added sugar on a given day. The body processes all types of sugars in the same way, but those added to food are believed to be more harmful. (more...)
Private equity firm to buy Envision Healthcare for $5.57B Private equity firm to buy Envision Healthcare for $5.57B
- June 13, 2018

Baird. Reuters reported last month that KKR and USA hospital operator HCA Healthcare Inc had joined forces to make an offer for Envision, with the move aimed at giving HCA and KKR an edge over buyout firms, which were also pursuing Envision. (more...)
PM Narendra Modi completes #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge posed by Virat Kohli, watch video PM Narendra Modi completes #HumFitTohIndiaFit challenge posed by Virat Kohli, watch video
- June 13, 2018

He also invited table-tennis player Manika Batra and the entire fraternity of IPS officers to take the challenge. "The entire fraternity of courageous IPS officers, especially those above 40", Modi added. This is extremely refreshing and rejuvenating. The fitness challenge has been doing the rounds on social media platform Twitter where Minister of State for youth affairs and sports, Rajyavardhan Rathore, had first invited Indian cricketer Virat Kohli, Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan and ... (more...)
Arizona woman in Spain left paralyzed by rare disorder
- June 13, 2018

The harmful disorder battles the nervous system. Dunn woke up paralyzed from what turned out to be Guillain-Barre Syndrome . University of Arizona honors college student Kara Dunn suddenly became sick on June 5. The family is asking for $50,000 on the GoFundMe page and they are now in Spain with her. Insurance would be able to cover for most of her treatment back in the USA but it wouldn't cover the flight back to the US. (more...)
Charlotte Caldwell considering taking son Billy back to Canada
- June 12, 2018

Immigration authorities have confiscated potentially life-saving cannabis medication after a mother and her epileptic son returned from a 7,000 mile weekend round trip to collect it. "The reason they don't do it is that it can cause really bad side-effects - they wean them down slowly". The Caldwells are also being supported by elected representatives, with Sinn Féin West Tyrone MP Órfhlaith Begley accompanying Ms Caldwell to the meeting with Mr Hurd. (more...)
How often to clean kitchen towels to avoid getting sick, E. coli How often to clean kitchen towels to avoid getting sick, E. coli
- June 12, 2018

Coliforms ( Escherichia coli ) was found to be higher in humid towels, multipurpose towels and in towels from families having non-vegetarian diets. Those used for a range of purposes, such as for wiping utensils, wiping and cleaning surfaces, and drying hands, were found to have higher amount of bacteria compared with single use towels. (more...)
‘Nipah virus has been contained, no need to run away from it’ ‘Nipah virus has been contained, no need to run away from it’
- June 12, 2018

Kolkata: Union Minister of State for Health, Ashwini Choubey, Saturday said that the Nipah virus has been contained and there was no need to run away from Kerala , from where several deaths were reported. The May 24 advisory was withdrawn a day after the government lifted the high alert sounded in Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. District administration has made a decision to reopen the educational institutions which were remaining closed in the wake of Nipah virus outbreak, on ... (more...)
Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient trees
- June 12, 2018

Some of the oldest and largest baobabs in SA, Zimbabwe‚ Namibia‚ Botswana and Zambia have died abruptly in the past decade‚ says a team of global researchers. Baobab trees commonly form multiple stems, and though the walls of these stems, or trunks, can hold large amounts of water, numerous stems are hollow. (more...)
Mom shares warning on Facebook after tick bite hospitalizes daughter
- June 12, 2018

When Jessica Griffin's 5-year-old daughter Kailyn Kirk went to sleep the night of June 5, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. "She woke up to get ready to go to daycare and as soon as her feet hit the floor, she fell", Ms Griffin told MS News. (more...)
Epileptic boy's mother barred from bringing cannabis oil into UK
- June 12, 2018

Billy made history when he became the first person in the United Kingdom to be prescribed medicinal cannabis by the health service, and Charlotte's bold move presents a dilemma to the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, who will have to decide how to respond. (more...)
The life-threatening danger of erectile dysfunction
- June 12, 2018

The findings, derived from almost 2,000 men, back up an array of evidence in recent years that has shown a link between ED and heart disease . In the latest study, Dr. The participants were of various ethnic, racial, and geographic backgrounds. Over four years, 115 men had a serious heart problem, such as heart attack, stroke or cardiac arrest. (more...)
Kitchen tea towels can cause food poisoning
- June 12, 2018

The scientists took samples from the towels - which had been used, without being washed, for one month - and cultured, or grew, these samples in lab dishes. "Kitchen towels won't necessarily make you sick", he told CBS News, "but they are a reservoir for these organisms that can sometimes be problematic". (more...)
Mother warning others of dangers of ticks after daughter suffers tick paralysis Mother warning others of dangers of ticks after daughter suffers tick paralysis
- June 12, 2018

The post, which received over 107,000 reactions and 414,000 shares, was followed by a photo of Kailyn walking out of the hospital with "Get Well" balloons. "Her pediatrician said it had sucked so much over the night that it had gotten that big and released a toxin". As tick paralysis usually disappears in 24 hours, Griffin posted later that Kailyn was back to her normal self. (more...)
CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon CDC: Salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon
- June 12, 2018

The CDC reported Saturday that the melon has been recalled in eight states: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina. Caito Foods has seized production and distribution of the melons. Kroger's pre-cut melon and pre-cut fruit salads sold in Kroger stores in Georgia are sourced from a different supplier, according to Kroger's Atlanta division corporate affairs manager Felix Turner. (more...)
NHS staff vote for 6.5% pay deal NHS staff vote for 6.5% pay deal
- June 11, 2018

The agreement, which follows months of negotiation, will be covered by an extra £4.2billion of government funding. The CSP had recommended accepting the offer, which includes an overall increase of at least 6.5 per cent rise by April 2020 for everyone (below band 8D), higher starting salaries, the introduction of the National Living Wage and faster progress to the top of their bandsfor the substantial majority of staff. (more...)
Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP Justice Department move on health law has risks for GOP
- June 11, 2018

The Justice Department rarely declines to argue in favor of existing law in court and this decision will put pressure on the Affordable Care Act , the formal name for former President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer urged President Donald Trump to reverse the decision. These sections of the law, along with the mandate that insurers provide comprehensive coverage, are the bedrock of Obamacare's protections for those with ... (more...)
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...)