Medicine


Study Finds HPV Test Viable Alternative to Pap Smear Study Finds HPV Test Viable Alternative to Pap Smear
- July 07, 2018

The US Preventive Services Task Force now recommends a Pap smear every three years or co-testing every five years for women age 30 and up, but it is considering changing that recommendation to just one test or the other, and this study could speed things along, NPR reports . (more...)
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2018 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest 2018
- July 06, 2018

Chestnut blew away the competition on the men's side by devouring 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes. A day after Joey Chestnut broke the hot dog eating world record in the most unceremonious of ways, Major League Eating is considering switching to electronic technology to replace human counters , per ESPN's Darren Rovell. (more...)
Coffee May Boost Chances For A Longer Life, Study Shows Coffee May Boost Chances For A Longer Life, Study Shows
- July 05, 2018

In one study of nearly half a million people spread out across 10 European nations, researchers found that drinking three cups of coffee a day may help you live longer . New research shows it may boost chances for a longer life , even for those who down at least eight cups a day. In other words while coffee drinking has some benefits especially in dealing with non-communicable diseases, your genes decide how well you metabolise caffeine. (more...)
Woman loses toenails after having a trendy fish pedicure Woman loses toenails after having a trendy fish pedicure
- July 05, 2018

Lipner notes that our toenails only grow 1mm a month on average, while an entire nail can take as long as 18 months to be replaced. That's because we know that fish pedicures pose a risk of transmitting infections, as the fish are often used on more than one customer. (more...)
Tips for protecting your pets during fireworks on Independence Day Tips for protecting your pets during fireworks on Independence Day
- July 05, 2018

From 11 a.m.to 6 p.m., the Sellersburg Pool will celebrate the holiday with $1 hot dogs and ice cream. There are several free 4th of July events throughout Santa Barbara County, and many events where you can buy tickets. The parade route starts on Spring Street and ends at Warder Park with another brief ceremony honoring veterans, this time with songs and speeches. General admission is free. (more...)
McLeod's Forecast: Excessive Heat Warning McLeod's Forecast: Excessive Heat Warning
- July 04, 2018

Service meteorologists said "hit or miss" rain showers and thunderstorms are also expected to sweep across the Bay State on Tuesday . Isolated afternoon storms remain possible today, but they will be hot or miss just like yesterday. "Also, auto interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes". Extremely hot and humid with hazy sunshine. Friday's overall forecast is similar - except that drier air will be moving in during the day which decreases the overall chance of ... (more...)
Amazon to buy Somerville online pharmacy startup PillPack Amazon to buy Somerville online pharmacy startup PillPack
- July 03, 2018

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it hired respected physician and author Atul Gawande to head up the healthcare initiative it launched with Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase in January with the goal of providing "high-quality and transparent health care at a reasonable cost". (more...)
Coli in Deadly Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Finally Found Coli in Deadly Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Finally Found
- July 02, 2018

Five people died in the outbreak and more than 200 others became sick after eating romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The Yuma region - which includes farms across the Colorado River in southeastern California - grows the overwhelming majority of the lettuce and other leafy greens consumed in the United States in the winter months. (more...)
The FDA May Approve Its First Cannabis-Based Drug This Week The FDA May Approve Its First Cannabis-Based Drug This Week
- June 29, 2018

The drug is the "first pharmaceutical formulation of highly-purified, plant-based cannabidiol ( CBD ), a cannabinoid lacking the high associated with marijuana , and the first in a new category of anti-epileptic drugs", according to a statement Monday from GW Pharmaceuticals , the UK-based biopharmaceutical company that makes Epidiolex. (more...)
601 people charged in major health care crackdown 601 people charged in major health care crackdown
- June 29, 2018

The value of the alleged scheme is pegged at $112 million. Another in Texas alleges that a pharmacy owner and pharmacist conspired to fill orders for over 1 million opioid doses, which were then sold to "drug couriers" for millions of dollars. (more...)
Polio virus new weapon in fight against cancer Polio virus new weapon in fight against cancer
- June 29, 2018

The treatment is now entering larger, more comprehensive Phase 2 trials, so hopefully it demonstrates better efficacy over the new few years of experiments. It was the first human test of this and it didn't help most patients or improve median survival. "With chemotherapy, once patients fail, they are resistant, and they don't respond". (more...)
Sea lice reported along northwest Florida beaches Sea lice reported along northwest Florida beaches
- June 28, 2018

Purple flags were flying at beaches along the Florida coastline Wednesday to indicate that potentially hazardous marine life could be lurking in the water . There is also evidence that sunscreen can help protect the skin from stings. 'You are a land animal and the Gulf is not our native environment'. Treatment typically includes antihistamine and medications to lessen the itching. (more...)
Organizations giving out free HIV screenings for National HIV Testing Day Organizations giving out free HIV screenings for National HIV Testing Day
- June 28, 2018

In Club 99ten during a media availability, NDP MLA David Shepherd, representing the provincial government, had his blood taken for an HIV test to show support for the event. The issue stemming from stigma is that people are scared due to the blame and shame society places on those infected with HIV, said Keegan. Officials also recommended pre-exposure prophylaxis, which is usually a daily medication taken to protect against exposure to the virus via sex or intravenous drug use. (more...)
Michigan's Mott, DeVos, Children's hospitals rank in list Michigan's Mott, DeVos, Children's hospitals rank in list
- June 28, 2018

NewYork-Presbyterian provides pediatric care in every area of medicine at two major sites: NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital. U.S. News & World Report has published its 12th annual ranking of children's hospitals. Other hospitals that made the top 10 honor roll are Children's Hospital Los Angeles , Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore, Children's ... (more...)
Amazon to acquire PillPack online pharmacy Amazon to acquire PillPack online pharmacy
- June 28, 2018

Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts was also lower. PillPack, for the uninitiated, is an online pharmacy that makes it easy for people who take several different prescriptions a day. employees. Just hours before Amazon announced it's buying PillPack, Walgreens beat analyst estimates on third-quarter revenue and earnings. The three companies said they would use big-data analysis and other high-tech tools to improve care and cut waste. (more...)
First mosquitoes carrying West Nile arrive in Winnipeg First mosquitoes carrying West Nile arrive in Winnipeg
- June 28, 2018

DEP's program says they capture and sample mosquitoes statewide and there have been two positive West Nile Virus tests in Montour County, one was in Danville, the other in Mahoning Township. Symptoms of West Nile include fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting, diarrhea or rash. Transmission of West Nile virus can be avoided by preventing mosquito bites, the only know route of transmission. (more...)
Free HIV screenings set for National HIV Testing Day in Del Free HIV screenings set for National HIV Testing Day in Del
- June 28, 2018

Local testing partners will provide trained counselors to conduct the testing and will provide results on-site within minutes. About one in seven people in the United States who have HIV don't know they are HIV positive, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . (more...)
Why you should never go down a slide with your child Why you should never go down a slide with your child
- June 28, 2018

It could even seem like a safer option than letting them ride alone. "She is still smiling. because it was happening at this exact moment". As the now viral picture posted by Clare to her Facebook account shows, Meadow's right leg became trapped between the slide, twisting it in the opposite direction. (more...)
Airline Crew Appear To Get Cancer More Than The Normal Population Airline Crew Appear To Get Cancer More Than The Normal Population
- June 27, 2018

They are, for example, less likely to smoke or be overweight, and have lower rates of heart disease. Other studies have linked shift work and disrupted circadian clocks to higher risk of breast and prostate cancers, possibly due to a reduced ability of DNA to fix itself and the way circadian rhythm processes may be connected to immune function. (more...)
FDA approves first ever drug derived from marijuana FDA approves first ever drug derived from marijuana
- June 26, 2018

Shinnar said he will welcome approval of a medicine that had undergone stringent FDA review for safety and effectiveness. With the global cannabis industry climbing, the CBD industry alone could top $1 billion . The FDA is not required to follow the advisory panel's advice but usually does. A company representative said the list price for the medication had not been set yet. (more...)