Medicine


Mother Gives Birth Using Transplanted Uterus Mother Gives Birth Using Transplanted Uterus
- December 07, 2018

There have been 10 other uterus transplants from deceased donors performed in the United States, the Czech Republic and Turkey, but this one in Brazil is the first to result in a live birth. Fifteen were fertilised, with 8 resulting in embryos that were subsequently preserved for later implantation. Just seven months after the operation, doctors were able to begin in vitro fertilization, using the patient's own eggs harvested before her transplant surgery. (more...)
Villagers drain Karnataka lake after HIV+ woman's decomposed body found in it Villagers drain Karnataka lake after HIV+ woman's decomposed body found in it
- December 07, 2018

Word immediately spread that the water has been contaminated, creating panic among villagers. Villagers now trek about 3km to the Malaprabha Canal to fetch water. Authorities attempted to convince them that HIV can not be transmitted by water and that there's no risk of getting the virus by drinking the water. (more...)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commits to paying her interns $15 an hour Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez commits to paying her interns $15 an hour
- December 07, 2018

As a Latino, Vera said , "I saw an extreme lack of diversity, both in interns and staff in Congress". Congressional representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called on her fellow lawmakers to follow her lead and increase the wages of their staff in Washington, D.C. (more...)
Woman gives birth using womb transplanted from dead donor
- December 07, 2018

Singer stressed that pregnancies involving transplanted uteruses from deceased donors have failed in the past, but the Brazilian case is "an exciting step in the right direction". Ejzenberg stressed that it's rare that living women are willing and eligible to donate a uterus to a family member or close friend. According to reports, the success of this procedure means that there will be a larger option of donors available for those who have trouble conceiving because of uterine factor ... (more...)
New Cancer Test Can Detect Any Cancer in Minutes New Cancer Test Can Detect Any Cancer in Minutes
- December 07, 2018

Normal DNA has a large number of methyl "marks" in the affected cells of such "labels" are very small and are located at specific sites. "This unique nano-scaled DNA signature appeared in every type of breast cancer we examined, and in other forms of cancer including prostate, colorectal and lymphoma", said Abu Sina , from the University of Queensland . (more...)
Recall Alert on infant Ibuprofen Recall Alert on infant Ibuprofen
- December 06, 2018

The recalled lots of the product have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen . It could be potentially risky for babies and could cause nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain or diarrhea. And in Family Dollar, the recalled lot is 00717024A (expiry 08/19). The company has not received any reports of adverse reactions to the recalled drug. (more...)
Free Flu Shots Available at Sevier County Health Department Event Free Flu Shots Available at Sevier County Health Department Event
- December 06, 2018

While it's best to get vaccinated against the flu in October, you can still get a flu shot. "Perhaps, more importantly in some settings, is the fact that the more people who get vaccinated , the less flu spreads around", added Dr. CDC recommends that everyone six months and older who has not been vaccinated yet this season, get vaccinated now. It also spreads when people touch certain surfaces or objects contaminated with the droplets. (more...)
First baby born to mom using uterus from a deceased donor First baby born to mom using uterus from a deceased donor
- December 05, 2018

In the Brazilian case, the recipient had been born without a uterus due to a condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome. The donor was a 45-year-old woman who died of subarachnoid haemorrhage - a type of stroke involving bleeding on the surface of the brain. (more...)
Scientists develop 'holy grail' blood test that detects cancer in 10 minutes Scientists develop 'holy grail' blood test that detects cancer in 10 minutes
- December 05, 2018

Researchers have always been looking for a commonality among cancers to develop a diagnostic tool that could apply across all types. Joyce Ohm, an associate professor of oncology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York, agreed that the work is "an exciting potential advance" in looking for a general epigenetic biomarker for cancer . (more...)
Hindustan Unilever buys GSK Consumer Healthcare in India's largest FMCG deal Hindustan Unilever buys GSK Consumer Healthcare in India's largest FMCG deal
- December 05, 2018

GSK has a large play in India, the Anglo-Dutch consumer product major's second largest market. GSK HFD is the undisputed leader in the Health Food Drinks category in India, with iconic brands such as Horlicks and Boost , and a product portfolio supported by strong nutritional claims. (more...)
Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor
- December 05, 2018

The reason it needs such a wide-reaching effort: Zainab requires "O" or "A" blood types, and only from donors whose birth parents are 100% Iranian, Pakistani, or Indian. As the search continues, the little girl's family is already expressing gratitude to all the people who have shown up with a desire to help Zainab in her battle with cancer. (more...)
Scores Attended 2018 World AIDS Day in Ho Scores Attended 2018 World AIDS Day in Ho
- December 04, 2018

The UNAIDS 90-90-90 initiative states that by 2020, 90 percent of all people living with HIV will know their status , 90 percent of all people with diagnosed HIV infection will receive sustained antiretroviral therapy and 90 percent of all people receiving antiretroviral therapy will have viral suppression. (more...)
World AIDS Day 2018, World AIDS Day 2018, "Know your status", celebrates 30th anniversary
- December 03, 2018

At Bebashi - Transition to Hope, the goal is to minimize HIV infection through free HIV/STI testing, HIV prevention education, and by providing Medical Case Management services to people living with HIV. "This progress is however not uniform in our Region". It has also pledged to enable 90% of HIV positive people in the country know their status on treatment and provide 90% of those on treatment experience with effective viral load suppression. (more...)
Measles cases rise 30 percent worldwide Measles cases rise 30 percent worldwide
- December 01, 2018

There has been a worldwide resurgence of measles , with many countries experiencing "severe and protracted" outbreaks past year, a report warns. The report finds the Americas, the eastern Mediterranean region, and Europe have experienced the greatest surges in cases, with the western Pacific the only region where the number of cases has fallen. (more...)
Death rate for those 85+ increases 'significantly,' CDC says Death rate for those 85+ increases 'significantly,' CDC says
- December 01, 2018

Suicides and drug overdoses , what have been termed deaths of despair , have been identified as the driving forces behind the continuing decline in how long Americans are expected to live. It fell in 2015, stayed the same in 2016, and decreased again previous year, the CDC said. While still relatively uncommon, suicides accounted for 14 deaths per 100,000 people in the USA past year. (more...)
Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak now second-worst in history Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak now second-worst in history
- December 01, 2018

The U.S. experts have been sidelined for weeks, ordered away from the region because of State Department security concerns. Health workers have compared the area to a war zone. This is the 10th Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in DRC since 1976, accounting for almost half off all outbreaks. Teams with the World Health Organisation and DRC's health ministry venture out on virus containment missions accompanied by United Nations peacekeepers or other armed security in areas where gunfire echoes ... (more...)
British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive
- December 01, 2018

I know the whole Labour Party is proud of him. It also serves as a gateway for those at higher risk of acquiring the virus to access the recommended package of prevention services in order to remain negative. "This was a couple of years before I eventually made a decision to speak out about it". "'I can absolutely promise you that when I am, I will come to the Sunday Times to do it but it is against the editorial code that you reveal someone's health details without their consent, and ... (more...)
China halts work by team on gene-edited babies China halts work by team on gene-edited babies
- December 01, 2018

After word first leaked of He's project through news reports , scientists criticized the effort as irresponsible and premature. Conference leaders called for an independent investigation of the claim by He Jiankui of Shenzhen, who spoke to the group Wednesday as global criticism of his claim mounted. (more...)
Vermont overdose rates rank 22nd in nation Vermont overdose rates rank 22nd in nation
- December 01, 2018

The top 10 leading causes of death - including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes , and suicide - were the same as in 2016, accounting for the majority of deaths. Deaths of despair , including alcoholism, are a leading cause of deaths in younger ages groups. A rise in increase in suicides and drug overdoses was the main factor behind the decline in life expectancy. (more...)
United Nations study: climate change threatens the health United Nations study: climate change threatens the health
- December 01, 2018

India has witnessed an increase of 40 million in the number of people exposed to heatwaves from 2012 to 2016 (including both years), according to The Lancet Countdown report on health and climate change , which termed the surge an imminent danger to health. (more...)