Medicine


August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month August Is Breastfeeding Awareness Month
- August 07, 2018

Other challenges can arise around a woman's milk supply or an infant's ability to latch on to the breast. The report states: "The early initiation of breastfeeding - putting newborns to the breast within the first hour of life - is critical to newborn survival and to establishing breastfeeding over the long term". (more...)
The Kardashian sisters posed in their underwear The Kardashian sisters posed in their underwear
- August 06, 2018

Kim Kardashian just walked back comments she previously made about Tristan Thompson following his cheating scandal. Speaking about the births of Khloe's three-month-old daughter True, Kim's six-month-old daughter Chicago, and Kylie's daughter Stormi, also six months, Kourtney said: "I think it's really special to have three little baby girls all at the same time". (more...)
New Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo New Ebola Outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo
- August 05, 2018

Officials have said they now feel better prepared for Ebola outbreaks, in sharp contrast to the 2014 epidemic of the virus, which killed more than 11,000 people, mostly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The World Health Organisation has mobilised an emergency response team after the Congolese government confirmed that Ebola had struck North Kivu province , an eastern region notorious for its instability. (more...)
Many Customers Will Welcome Short-Term, (Really) Affordable Health Insurance Plans Many Customers Will Welcome Short-Term, (Really) Affordable Health Insurance Plans
- August 04, 2018

Constitution. "Our main concern is that OR consumers understand that these policies are not ACA compliant, and may not offer the same protections and health benefits as an ACA plan, such as emergency services, prescription drug coverage and maternity care", said Brad Hilliard, spokesman for Oregon's Department of Consumer and Business Services. (more...)
Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee | Lexington Herald Leader Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee | Lexington Herald Leader
- August 03, 2018

The child, from the Southern Health region, was likely exposed in early July and experienced neurological symptoms, the province said. A resident in Mead has been hospitalized with a neuro-invasive form of West Nile Virus - the most serious form of the illness, according to a release from the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment. (more...)
Labor still wants health record suspension Labor still wants health record suspension
- August 03, 2018

That's seems to be par for the course in general in government, but the past few have been particularly so, especially when it comes to understanding the digital needs of its citizens. Queensland Health Minister Dr Steven Miles has threatened to disrupt the three-month opt-out roll-out period, calling for this week's Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting on Thursday between states and territories to discuss whether to suspend it. (more...)
West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquitoes Along Shoreline (But Don't Panic) West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquitoes Along Shoreline (But Don't Panic)
- August 03, 2018

According to City research, "80 percent of people (about 4 out of 5) who are infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms at all". There are no vaccines or medications to treat WNV. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and trousers at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours. On Tuesday, officials said the mosquitoes were captured at Keney Park on July 24. (more...)
FDA warns 'vaginal rejuvenation' treatments may pose safety risks FDA warns 'vaginal rejuvenation' treatments may pose safety risks
- August 03, 2018

Dr Vanessa Mackay, from the UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), said: "There is no evidence to suggest that non-surgical " vaginal rejuvenation " devices are effective in improving vaginal muscle tone or reshaping vaginal tissue". (more...)
'Medicare for all' bill estimated at $32.6 trillion 'Medicare for all' bill estimated at $32.6 trillion
- August 02, 2018

Under Sanders' plan, all USA residents would be covered with no copays or deductibles for medical services. "The insurance industry ['s]... main function in life is not to make people well, but to make stockholders incredibly rich", he added. (more...)
Public housing smoking ban in effect nationwide Public housing smoking ban in effect nationwide
- August 02, 2018

Multiple fires in central IL were caused by indoor smoking, like the fire at Concord Apartments that claimed the life of one man this year. Housing authorities, including Memphis, have said they have met with tenants and will work with people to kick the habit. (more...)
Dog infection: Man loses both legs after pet LICKED him Dog infection: Man loses both legs after pet LICKED him
- August 02, 2018

Manteufel's family has already raised over $18,000 through a GoFundMe page focused on taking care of the West Bend man's upcoming plastic surgeries. "He is so thankful to be alive today and is taking one day at a time". One 2014 study from Japan found the bacteria to be present in 69 percent of dogs and 54 percent of cats. (more...)
NLFB observes WHO World Hepatitis Day on Saturday NLFB observes WHO World Hepatitis Day on Saturday
- July 29, 2018

They made the call in separate messages on the eve of the World Hepatitis Day 2018 to be observed in the country tomorrow as elsewhere in the world aiming at enhancing awareness about the deadly virus. Of these, almost 25%, i.e. over 1 million , may develop chronic liver disease within 2 decades and 1%-4% of them may develop liver cancer. The commissioner said the World Hepatitis Day was set aside by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to increase awareness on viral hepatitis, improve ... (more...)
ODH Reports First West Nile Virus Case of 2018 - WKTN ODH Reports First West Nile Virus Case of 2018 - WKTN
- July 28, 2018

Most people with the virus have no clinical symptoms of illness, but some may become ill three to 14 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. In Ohio, diseases transmitted by infected mosquitoes most often occur from May through October. (more...)
Babies die after mums given Viagra in Dutch trial Babies die after mums given Viagra in Dutch trial
- July 28, 2018

The trial, which began in January 2015 in 10 Dutch hospitals, was meant to treat women whose babies had life-threatening growth issues. The hope was that the drug "can open up some blood vessels in the placenta and then can help the growth of the fetus", Pammi said. (more...)
Those backyard chickens are giving lots of people salmonella, CDC warns Those backyard chickens are giving lots of people salmonella, CDC warns
- July 27, 2018

The illnesses started on February 15, 2018. 34 people have been hospitalized, while no deaths have been reported to the CDC. Those who are sick in this latest outbreak told federal health investigators their chicks and ducklings came from multiple sources, including feed supply stores, websites , hatcheries and from other people. (more...)
HIV response affected by HIV response affected by "Prevention crisis" -UNAIDS
- July 26, 2018

One girl between the ages of 15 and 19 is infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, every three minutes of every day, a United Nations report found. "As long as we do not reach the young people and stop the epidemic at home (...), we will not achieve our goals", said the director of operations of Unitaid (an global organization for medicinal aid) Robert Matiru. (more...)
MS reports second West Nile virus human case of year MS reports second West Nile virus human case of year
- July 26, 2018

Most people receive the virus through bites from infected mosquitoes . An individual who lived in Southeastern North Carolina died from West Nile virus infection last week. Lanre Medu, from the Saskatchewan Health Authority. And, as we are in the dog days of summer, we should expect to see West Nile virus activity increase. (more...)
President Xi calls China vaccine scandal ‘hideous, appalling’, orders probe President Xi calls China vaccine scandal ‘hideous, appalling’, orders probe
- July 25, 2018

At the moment the authorities say that the vaccines are only ineffective; it is still unknown if they are harmful to health. Regulators said last week they had halted production of the rabies vaccine after finding fabricated records and other problems during an inspection. (more...)
Bayer to stop selling Essure birth control device in US Bayer to stop selling Essure birth control device in US
- July 24, 2018

Support services for Essure will still be available through Bayer's websites Essure.com and EssureMD.com . In 2016, the FDA ordered Bayer to add label warnings that Essure can cause persistent pain, organ perforation, and allergic reactions. (more...)
Transgender woman says CVS pharmacist refused to fill her prescription Transgender woman says CVS pharmacist refused to fill her prescription
- July 23, 2018

A transgender woman has spoken out after being denied access to her prescribed hormones by a pharmacist in Arizona. " He did not give me a clear reason for the refusal ", Hall wrote, "embarrassed and distressed, I almost started crying in the middle of the store", she continued. (more...)