Medicine


First human case of West Nile this year in IL reported First human case of West Nile this year in IL reported
- June 22, 2018

However, the health district also reports that while 14 mosquito samples tested positive for West Nile in 2017, there were no reported cases in Grant County. In rare cases, severe illness including meningitis or encephalitis, or even death, can occur. Fix or replace screens that have tears or holes. Try to keep doors and windows shut. (more...)
Trump Signs Order Ending Family Separations at Border Trump Signs Order Ending Family Separations at Border
- June 22, 2018

A new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll suggests that most Americans oppose the policy, with only 28% supporting it. Justice Department lawyers have been working to find a legal workaround for a class-action lawsuit settlement that set policies for the treatment and release of unaccompanied children who are caught at the border, or crafting an order that would defy the settlement and force it back into court to argue for changes. (more...)
Yoga Day 2018 celebrated all over the world Yoga Day 2018 celebrated all over the world
- June 22, 2018

Personnel belonging to the Indo-Tibetan Border Police performed yoga at the height of 18,000 feet, while over a thousand navy personnnel are performing asanas on the INS Virat against the view of the Arabian Sea on the occasion of International Yoga Day. (more...)
Oncologists have called diabetes a precursor to pancreatic cancer Oncologists have called diabetes a precursor to pancreatic cancer
- June 22, 2018

A family history of pancreatic cancer is typically a prerequisite for patients to be eligible to have their exome sequenced to reveal the presence or absence of cancer predisposition genes. Genetic testing was carried out on 3,030 pancreatic patients who were observed at Mayo clinic between 2000 and 2016. The test results of 21 cancer genes were compared to similar results from more than 123,000 patients without pancreatic cancer. (more...)
World Health Organisation classifies gaming as addiction World Health Organisation classifies gaming as addiction
- June 22, 2018

The pattern of gaming behavior may be continuous or episodic and recurrent. According to the World Health Organization , the gaming behaviour and related features have to be observed in an individual over a period of 12 months for an official diagnosis to be considered. (more...)
Number of US smokers reaches lowest level ever Number of US smokers reaches lowest level ever
- June 22, 2018

That's also down from the previous year's 16%. Half a century ago, more than 40 percent of older people smoked in this country, where almost half a million die each year from smoking-related diseases, the study noted. Just 11 per cent of adults in a metro area of one million people or more smoke, compared to almost 22 per cent in rural areas, it said. Meanwhile, Missouri has the lowest cigarette tax, 17 cents per pack, and one of the nation's highest smoking rates - 22.3 percent. (more...)
Average lifetime alcohol intake may determine risks of cancer, mortality Average lifetime alcohol intake may determine risks of cancer, mortality
- June 22, 2018

The medical recommendations so far are that a man should not drink more than two drinks a day and a woman not more than one. The researchers discovered that those who drink a lot tend to have the highest risk of developing cancer and dying. (more...)
CVS launches nationwide prescription delivery CVS launches nationwide prescription delivery
- June 22, 2018

Avestar Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of CVS Health in the 4th quarter worth about $122,000. Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA now owns 6,045 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $438,000 after acquiring an additional 657 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
Northern Ireland set for boost of £600m from NHS funding increase Northern Ireland set for boost of £600m from NHS funding increase
- June 21, 2018

Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Mrs May said: "Now, as we leave the European Union and stop paying significant annual subscriptions to Brussels, we will have more money to spend on priorities such as the NHS ". May said the extra funding will help "secure" the NHS's future. One of the funding sources will be "through the taxation system", he confirmed. "We will be able to explain exactly where every penny is coming from but we will do that in the Budget", said the Health Secretary. (more...)
Israeli cannabis industry chief welcomes United Kingdom review on medical marijuana Israeli cannabis industry chief welcomes United Kingdom review on medical marijuana
- June 21, 2018

Writing in today's Scotsman , Mr MacAskill welcomed the United Kingdom government's decision to allow medicinal cannabis treatment for Billy Caldwell , an epileptic boy whose supply was recently confiscated at Heathrow Airport but was later returned. (more...)
Bezos and partners pick CEO for joint healthcare venture Bezos and partners pick CEO for joint healthcare venture
- June 21, 2018

In addition to his work as a surgeon and endocrinologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Gawande writes regularly for The New Yorker and has published several books, including Complications, Better, The Checklist Manifesto , and Being Mortal . (more...)
Modi leads International Yoga Day, says it unifies the world Modi leads International Yoga Day, says it unifies the world
- June 21, 2018

Yoga has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and wellbeing", the prime minister said. Bhubaneswar: People from across Odisha rolled out their yoga mats, twisted and turned as they basked in the goodness of International Yoga Day celebrations.Even before daybreak, people from all walks of life irrespective of age were seen thronging to yoga camps and practice asanas to join the swelling number of enthusiasts worldwide. (more...)
Gaming addiction is a mental disorder Gaming addiction is a mental disorder
- June 21, 2018

The definition of the disorder in the ICD goes on to say: "The behaviour pattern is of sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning". (more...)
Symptoms, causes, treatment... everything to know about sickle cell anaemia Symptoms, causes, treatment... everything to know about sickle cell anaemia
- June 21, 2018

A medical researcher, Dr Bamidele Iwalokun, on Wednesday called on the Federal Ministry of Health to adopt a comprehensive healthcare management of sickle cell anaemia . "Their babies should be screened to ensure early diagnosis in order to tackle and avert the challenges of infant sickle cell patients". "This plan should entails early diagnosis with newborn screening, while the main target should be the mothers who are AS genotype carrier". (more...)
Google has an AI which predicts death better than doctors Google has an AI which predicts death better than doctors
- June 21, 2018

The accuracy of the Google AI in predicting whether a patient will die within 24 hours after admission is as high as 95 percent, which is 10 percent more accurate than models that the healthcare industry is now using. Google is treading on thin ice when it comes to data collection, particularly after the big public scrutiny over data breach by another tech giant Facebook. (more...)
Helicopter parents may prevent children from flying high Helicopter parents may prevent children from flying high
- June 21, 2018

Berry continued that children who can not control emotions will have a harder time making friends in school. According to a new study in Developmental Psychology , children whose mothers displayed overcontrolling tendencies toward them at age 2 were less able to regulate their own emotions and behaviors at ages 5 and 10 than those whose moms took a more relaxed approach. (more...)
WHO just declared 'gaming disorder' as official WHO just declared 'gaming disorder' as official
- June 20, 2018

Doctors, medical practitioners, and researchers across the globe use this tool to diagnose and categorize diseases. The problem comes when gaming takes priority over school, socialization or work. They include psychosocial interventions, social support, understanding of the conditions and family support. Maybe more consumers will push back against video game makers who design their products to be addictive with the same sort of uproar we've seen about tobacco and opioids. (more...)
Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Pick CEO for New Health-Care Company Amazon, Berkshire and JPMorgan Pick CEO for New Health-Care Company
- June 20, 2018

Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have picked well-known author and Harvard professor Dr. Atul Gawande to transform the health care they give their employees. Many patients, especially the sickest, struggle with that. Gawande was not immediately available for an interview, according to the Brigham. Gawande donated the money to an worldwide project to improve surgical equipment in developing countries, according to the Huffington Post . (more...)
Billionaire trio forms health care firm to be based in Boston
- June 20, 2018

Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, and Jeff Bezos are among the CEOs thinking of new ways to curb healthcare costs. Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Buffett had previously told Yahoo Finance that Ted Combs, one of Berkshire's two investment managers, had been spending most of his time searching for the CEO to run this new company. (more...)
Report finds 450 lives shortened by United Kingdom hospital
- June 20, 2018

The report into the deaths at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire between 1988 and 2000 has been looking at whether some of them had their lives cut short because of fatal overdoses of diamorphine, medical heroin. But the nurses were warned not to take their concerns further. An independent panel found that between 1989 and 2000 at the Gosport War Memorial Hospital in southern England, there was an institutionalised regime of prescribing and administering unsafe doses of opioids which ... (more...)