Medicine


Weaning babies sooner onto solids can aid sleep, study suggests Weaning babies sooner onto solids can aid sleep, study suggests
- July 12, 2018

The study was supported by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA), the Davis Foundation, and the UK National Institute for Health Research. The new study by King's College, London , and St George's, University of London , analyzed 1,303 babies of three-month-old and then researchers separated these babies into two groups in which one group of babies was depended on their mother's milk or breastfed for a time of six months and another group was provided solid food plus breast milk ... (more...)
Trump administration deals another potential blow to Obamacare Trump administration deals another potential blow to Obamacare
- July 11, 2018

In the meantime, some health insurers are potentially out billions of dollars. "We were disappointed by the court's recent ruling", CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in the agency's statement. The Affordable Care Act's (ACA) "risk adjustment" program is meant to incentivize health insurers to cover individuals with pre-existing and chronic conditions by collecting money from insurers with relatively healthy enrollees to offset the costs of other insurers with sicker ones. (more...)
Winners and losers of Trump’s decision to halt ObamaCare payments Winners and losers of Trump’s decision to halt ObamaCare payments
- July 10, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency that oversees the program, cited a recent federal court decision that found the formula for calculating the risk adjustment payments to be flawed. "We are extremely disappointed that the administration has frozen payment transfers under the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) risk adjustment program, which is created to keep costs down for consumers while meeting the medical needs of those requiring significant care", President and ... (more...)
FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea FDA: Parasites In Del Monte Vegetables Causing ‘Explosive’ Diarrhea
- July 10, 2018

Still, products distributed to each of the four states, as well as IL and IN, have been recalled . Health officials say it can take up to a week to develop symptoms , which can include diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, cramping, bloating, increased gas, fatigue and low-grade fever. (more...)
Hope in Africa as HIV vaccine shows promising results Hope in Africa as HIV vaccine shows promising results
- July 10, 2018

The experimental vaccine which is called as HIV 1 vaccine was seemed to be effective among humans, this previous experimental vaccine was having the disadvantage as this was only effective in certain areas of the world. "Obviously, the search for an HIV vaccine is very elusive". A second round of trials is now taking place on a group of 2,600 women in sub-Saharan Africa who are at risk of contracting HIV . (more...)
These two judges are favorites to win Supreme Court nod These two judges are favorites to win Supreme Court nod
- July 10, 2018

You can watch it LIVE on Fox8.com and FOX 8 News. Trump's success in confirming conservative judges, as well as a Supreme Court justice, has cheered Republicans amid concerns about his limited policy achievements and chaotic management style. (more...)
Johns Hopkins Hospital sites evacuated after possible tuberculosis exposure Johns Hopkins Hospital sites evacuated after possible tuberculosis exposure
- July 08, 2018

But authorities later confirmed "that there was no risk to anyone on campus", Hoppe said . The Baltimore City Fire and Rescue unit initiated hazmat protocols and, out of an abundance of caution, both research buildings were evacuated. Officials from the Baltimore City Department of Health also are reportedly on the scene. Not everyone infected with the bacteria will become sick, but the most extreme cases can be fatal. (more...)
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...)