Medicine


Time's up for Theranos: Blood-testing company to dissolve Time's up for Theranos: Blood-testing company to dissolve
- September 07, 2018

Back in June, Elizabeth Holmes , Theranos founder and the company's former president, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, were indicted by a federal grand jury in California on charges of wire fraud . Ms Holmes raised over $700m in funding for Theranos, but when she tried to pitch the technology to the US Department of Defense in 2012, her pitch was rejected due to the devices' unpredictable results. (more...)
12 passengers fall ill flying to Philadelphia from Europe after Mecca pilgrim 12 passengers fall ill flying to Philadelphia from Europe after Mecca pilgrim
- September 07, 2018

Kennedy International Airport after approximately 100 travellers reported feeling ill. "Nine passengers underwent additional medical screening at the site near the aircraft and were released afterwards", said the spokeswoman for Dubai-based Emirates . (more...)
AAP: All Kids 6 Months & Older Should Receive Flu Vaccine AAP: All Kids 6 Months & Older Should Receive Flu Vaccine
- September 06, 2018

However, doctors still recommend getting one. Usually, it takes two to three weeks from when you get your vaccine to build up your immune system and be protected from the disease. Following last year's particularly severe flu season, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is recommending that all children aged 6 months and older get a flu shot as soon as the vaccines become available by the end of October. (more...)
First look at Captain Marvel in her iconic red-and-blue suit First look at Captain Marvel in her iconic red-and-blue suit
- September 06, 2018

But first, we have to see her origin story. On Wednesday, fans got their first look of Brie Larson in costume as Captain Marvel . "This is not a superhero who's ideal or otherworldly or has some godlike connection", says Boden, who's the MCU's first female director. (more...)
Claire Wineland: Cystic fibrosis activist dies at 21 Claire Wineland: Cystic fibrosis activist dies at 21
- September 06, 2018

Wineland experienced a stroke due to a blood clot on August 26 after undergoing a successful double lung transplant , according to the statement. Her family later chose to take the vlogger, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth, off life support. (more...)
South Africa Listeria outbreak declared over South Africa Listeria outbreak declared over
- September 06, 2018

South Africa's Department of Health first announced the outbreak. South Africa's health minister declared an end to the listeriosis outbreak caused by ready-to-eat (RTE) deli meat. Motsoaledi said that 62% of the listeriosis cases were in Gauteng, and about 900 health inspectors in all districts were retrained. Officials said 5,812 tons of affected foods have been recalled and destroyed since March. (more...)
Theranos is about to shut down for good
- September 06, 2018

Both executives have denied the charges, according to the Journal . The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the blood-testing company is about to wind itself up after failing to find a buyer. The downfall of Holmes, who settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission in March over fraud charges it announced against her , has hastened the collapse of her company. (more...)
Captain Marvel trailer will ‘break the Internet’ hints Brie Larson Captain Marvel trailer will ‘break the Internet’ hints Brie Larson
- September 05, 2018

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly , the Marvel Cinematic Universe has issued its first-look at Maria Rambeau, and fans are freaking out over the debut. Larson will play the titular badass in her upcoming standalone film, the first in the MCU to be headlined by a female superhero. We get a couple of looks at Mar-Vell in this batch of images. (more...)
Nurse discovers 28-year-old colleague was premature baby she cared for Nurse discovers 28-year-old colleague was premature baby she cared for
- September 05, 2018

The encounter between the two was shared on Facebook last August 16 by the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. A week before his rotation started, Seminatore's mother told him about a nurse she and his father had bonded with during the more than 40 days he spent in the NICU. (more...)
Leptospirosis haunts Kerala post flood, 10 died Leptospirosis haunts Kerala post flood, 10 died
- September 05, 2018

People ride a motorbike past the rubble of a small restaurant which collapsed due to floods in Paravur in Kerala , August 21, 2018. The report quoted a senior health official as saying at least 300 suspected cases were reported from the state in the last three days. (more...)
Vice President Mike Pence Makes A Visit To Vermont Vice President Mike Pence Makes A Visit To Vermont
- September 04, 2018

Pence attended Friday's ceremony on the behalf of President Donald Trump, who was not invited to any of McCain's services. "Let me say to all those gathered and his beloved family, on behalf of a grateful nation, we will ever remember that John McCain served his country, and John McCain served his country honorably", Pence said . (more...)
N.H. Reports First Death from Legionnaires' Disease in Hampton N.H. Reports First Death from Legionnaires' Disease in Hampton
- September 04, 2018

They're not exactly calling it an outbreak, but two people have reportedly contracted Legionnaires' disease at Fort Independence Houses, continuing what seems to be a growing epidemic of the bacteria popping up in various NY facilities over the past year. (more...)
Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats Pediatricians drop age limit for rear-facing car seats
- September 03, 2018

Many modern rear-facing vehicle seats can hold passengers that weigh up to 40 pounds. Most kids are big enough to ride in a auto without any safety equipment when they reach about 4 feet 9 inches tall. The key is to see what happens with their spine and how the body is absorbing more of the crash effect in a forward facing seat than a rear seat. When children ride forward-facing, their bodies are restrained by the harness straps, but their heads - which for toddlers are disproportionately ... (more...)
Blood pressure medication recalled over label mix-up that could prove deadly Blood pressure medication recalled over label mix-up that could prove deadly
- August 31, 2018

Instead of containing blood pressure medication, a bottle was found to contain spironolactone tablets, which are used to treat illnesses like congestive heart failure and cirrhosis of the liver. Meanwhile, Hydrochlorothiazide is used "as the sole therapeutic agent or to enhance the effectiveness of other antihypertensive drugs in the more severe forms of hypertension". (more...)
West Nile virus confirmed in Doddridge County mosquitoes West Nile virus confirmed in Doddridge County mosquitoes
- August 31, 2018

And experts stress prevention, such as dumping standing water, wearing repellent and/or long sleeves and trousers when you're outside. "If you can avoid being out at dusk, that's usually when they prey more", said Cookman. Watch and listen to health department alerts and warnings about mosquito disease outbreaks. Fliers are also being handed out to people alerting them that West Nile was found in the area and advising them on how to help prevent the spread of it. (more...)
Scientists find air pollution leads to a significant decline in cognition Scientists find air pollution leads to a significant decline in cognition
- August 31, 2018

Dr Chen said that he was "surprised to see such persistent effect on cognitive health from air pollution ". "We were able to systematically identify how air pollution also substantially shortens lives around the world". "Our findings on the damaging effect of air pollution on cognition imply that the indirect effect of pollution on social welfare could be much larger than previously thought", Xiaobo Zhang, one of the study authors from the International Food Policy Research Institute ... (more...)
Trump Rips Progressive Democrat Running for Florida Governor as ‘Failed Socialist’ Trump Rips Progressive Democrat Running for Florida Governor as ‘Failed Socialist’
- August 30, 2018

Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) is a Fox News regular who really, really wants to build Trump's proposed border wall. " Ron DeSantis was obviously talking about Florida not making the wrong decision to embrace the socialist policies that Andrew Gillum espouses". (more...)
‘Skyrocketing’ US STDs: Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea & syphilis reach record levels ‘Skyrocketing’ US STDs: Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea & syphilis reach record levels
- August 30, 2018

To put it bluntly, as Jonathan Mermin, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, did in a CDC press release: " We are sliding backward ". For the fourth year in a row, the Centers for Disease Control is reporting record high numbers of people getting STDs. "M$3 ost cases go undiagnosed and untreated - which can lead to severe adverse health effects that include infertility, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth in infants, and increased HIV risk", ... (more...)
Coconut oil could be pure poison: declares Harvard professor Coconut oil could be pure poison: declares Harvard professor
- August 29, 2018

A Harvard professor has blasted the popularity of coconut oil terming it as "one of the worst food" a person can have. This is not only the first time in recent years when the light has been shed on the ill effects of coconut oil. (more...)
McCain's death shadows Republican primary in Arizona McCain's death shadows Republican primary in Arizona
- August 29, 2018

McSally and Sinema will face off in the general election for Jeff Flake's Senate seat on November 6. A contentious three-way US Senate battle in Arizona yesterday among Republicans fighting to prove the depth of their allegiance to President Donald Trump tops the last big day of state nominating contests before November's elections. (more...)

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