Medicine


Going organic might actually help curb cancer risk, study finds Going organic might actually help curb cancer risk, study finds
- October 26, 2018

Now researchers at Paris University have studied 69,000 people who were questioned about their diet and followed for an average of five years, during which 1,340 of them developed cancer. He co-authored a commentary published with the study. "Further research is required to identify which specific factors are responsible for potential protective effects of organic food consumption on cancer risk", they wrote Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine . (more...)
Fundraiser strikes up breast cancer awareness donations Fundraiser strikes up breast cancer awareness donations
- October 26, 2018

The initiative comes as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide campaign observed annually in October involving thousands of organisations, seeking to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. That doctor recommended a needle biopsy and discovered malignant cancerous cells.By then, the cancer had spread to his lymph nodes. "What is the plan?" she wanted to know. (more...)
Microplastics found in human faeces Microplastics found in human faeces
- October 25, 2018

People from eight countries took part in the study and up to 20 pieces of plastic were found in every 10 gram stool sample. The study was done by researchers from the Medical University of Vienna and the Environment Agency Austria . It can be found in many foods and drinks from the sea salt on your meal to honey, shellfish, beer and even tap water . Seawater samples collected throughout a 45,000 mile journey on the Volvo Ocean race round-the-world sailing event have revealed ... (more...)
CT has had its first flu death of the season CT has had its first flu death of the season
- October 25, 2018

Public health clinics, local pharmacies and some doctor's offices will have free flu shots starting on October 22. The walk-in clinics run at the South Hill Mall public health facility from 9:00 a.m. For a list of pharmacies that provide the free flu shot, check the Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan website or ask a local pharmacy if they offer it. (more...)
Cases of rare, polio-like condition on the rise Cases of rare, polio-like condition on the rise
- October 25, 2018

Children may also have trouble breathing, and in severe cases may require a ventilator due to muscle weakness. So far, 127 cases in 22 states have been confirmed of acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, the CDC said. So unless there are mass outbreaks of viruses that put people into the hospital with serious diseases, doctors and public health officials rarely know what viruses are "going around". (more...)
Not Exercising Is Worse For Your Health Than Smoking, Study Finds Not Exercising Is Worse For Your Health Than Smoking, Study Finds
- October 24, 2018

As such, Jaber said , "There actually is no ceiling for the benefit of exercise" - including in the case of "ultra" exercisers, who are sometimes said to be at higher risk of death due to the extremes they push their bodies. Comparing those with a sedentary lifestyle to the top exercise performers, the risk associated with death is 500 percent higher and comparing somebody who doesn't exercise much to somebody who exercises regularly showed a risk 390 percent higher. (more...)
Viral outbreak kills 6 children at NJ facility
- October 24, 2018

But officials say this outbreak is particularly severe because it's affecting medically fragile children with severely compromised immune systems . Symptoms can range from a sore throat and fever to intestinal inflammation and neurological disease. State officials were first notified of respiratory illnesses at the center on October 9, officials said. (more...)
Immunotherapy shows promise in combating aggressive breast cancer Immunotherapy shows promise in combating aggressive breast cancer
- October 23, 2018

Some people think that if they have people in their family with breast cancer, it means they'll get it too. It's a story of two patients, two cases of cancer, an innovative new treatment and a special one-of-a-kind connection between patients. (more...)
Biden says American values are being ‘shredded’ under Trump Biden says American values are being ‘shredded’ under Trump
- October 21, 2018

He also said he didn't regret praising a Montana congressman a day earlier for assaulting a reporter past year. Dean Heller and the race is seen as one of Democrats' best chances to flip a seat this November. Heller faces Jacky Rosen , a Democratic congresswoman who's trying to help her party regain control of the Senate . According to a report from the Wall Street Journal , the Republican-held governorships in Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Iowa are up for grabs, with the ... (more...)
Al Khalij holds seminar on breast cancer screening Al Khalij holds seminar on breast cancer screening
- October 21, 2018

Taking part in a breast cancer walk? Men, on the other hand, have an infinitesimally small chance of developing breast cancer. Pink-colored treats, including pastries, desserts, treats and beverages, are on sale in outlets throughout Chumash Casino Resort to mark its Project Pink efforts to raise funds in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month . (more...)
Mad Cow disease confirmed on Scottish farm Mad Cow disease confirmed on Scottish farm
- October 21, 2018

Authorities have been quick to calm fears prompted by the outbreak of Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) - more widely-known as mad cow disease - after movement restrictions were placed on animals at an unidentified farm in Aberdeenshire, meaning the animals can not be moved to other farms. (more...)
Novartis to acquire US-based cancer drugmaker Endocyte for $2.1 billion Novartis to acquire US-based cancer drugmaker Endocyte for $2.1 billion
- October 20, 2018

Novartis will acquire all outstanding shares of Endocyte for $24 each, representing a premium of 54% to Endocyte's closing price of $15.56 on Wednesday. "Note a below-average reaction time at the business development department considering that the Endocyte market cap was at $110 million only 12 months ago", Baader Helvea's Bruno Bulic said. (more...)
Health department offering flu vaccines every Thursday Health department offering flu vaccines every Thursday
- October 20, 2018

Lin said this year's vaccine protects against three or four strains of the flu. The flu shot is now available in Nova Scotia and the provincial government is encouraging residents to take advantage of the free vaccine. Question is, do you take the same care to maintain your own health? Are you a teacher or a health care provider? It's worth noting that some people do have mild reactions to the flu shot , including low-grade fever, headache, and muscle aches, the CDC says. (more...)
New York man died after eating squirrel brains New York man died after eating squirrel brains
- October 20, 2018

Judging by his brain scans and other tests, the man had likely come down with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a form of the rare and universally fatal neurodegenerative ailment . It is a sister disease of CJD, a similar condition which is nearly 100 times more common. According to co-author Dr John Hanna, a medical resident at Rochester Regional Health that number is high when just one million people live in the area. (more...)
Factors influencing breast cancer screening in Lebanon Factors influencing breast cancer screening in Lebanon
- October 19, 2018

Back for the 17th year, wear it pink day takes place during October's breast cancer awareness month . Walk-ins will be accommodated as able. The Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium Award is helping launch five new clinical trials within a "consortium comprised of 19 medical institutions and almost 200 investigators aimed at accelerating new treatments for patients with breast cancer ". (more...)
Hot Stock to Watch: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) Hot Stock to Watch: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)
- October 19, 2018

The shares were sold at an average price of 264.86 per share, with a total market value of 32,865. Trading volume is an essential technical indicator a shareholder uses to confirm a trend or trend reversal. As of now, The Kraft Heinz Company has a P/S, P/E and P/B values of 2.52, 17.97 and 1.01 respectively. Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) where 10 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 12 analysts said ... (more...)
Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Spreads To North Carolina Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Spreads To North Carolina
- October 19, 2018

No single common supplier has been identified. According to the CDC , as of October 17, 92 people have been reported sick from 29 states, including Florida, and 21 people have been hospitalized. Salmonella normally causes mild upset stomach, but it can be serious in the elderly, young children and those with compromised immune systems. As an investigation continues, the CDC said the source remains unclear. (more...)
2 cases of polio-like illness confirmed in Wisconsin 2 cases of polio-like illness confirmed in Wisconsin
- October 19, 2018

Federal health officials have issued an unusual warning about a growing number of cases of a polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis , also known as AFM . Environmental agents, viruses and other pathogens are still being considered. Because the symptoms are similar, AFM is often confused with polio, a crippling and potentially fatal disease that is caused by a virus. (more...)
Flu shots for children now available at all county health departments Flu shots for children now available at all county health departments
- October 19, 2018

Starting October 15, all Albertans older than six months were able to receive the flu vaccine free of charge through Alberta Health Services (AHS) locations and qualifying pharmacists and physician offices. "You can not get flu from the flu vaccine". Sedgwick County reported its first cases of the flu on Monday but said an increase in cases usually starts in December. (more...)
Ebola claims 24 lives in one week in DR Congo Ebola claims 24 lives in one week in DR Congo
- October 18, 2018

The Committee's advice will be made public on WHO's website and via a press conference (details below). A plumber for the United Nations' peacekeeping mission in eastern Congo was confirmed to have Ebola on Friday, the first case of a U.N. (more...)