Medicine


These Are the 5 Best Diets for 2019, According to Experts
- January 07, 2019

The ketogenic, or keto, diet , which focuses on high-fat, low carbohydrate eating, jumped 11 spots to tie for the No. 2 ranking for Best Fast Weight Loss , showing the diet works for weight loss but may not be sustainable or healthy, according to Haupt. (more...)
Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb says to buy Celgene in $74bn deal Drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb says to buy Celgene in $74bn deal
- January 05, 2019

Celgene shareholders will also receive one tradeable Contingent Value Right (CVR) for each share of Celgene, which will entitle the holder to receive a payment for the achievement of future regulatory milestones. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands owns 0.71% invested in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY ) for 65,000 shs. Revlimid is expected to record almost $10 billion in 2018 sales. (more...)
Report says Mediterranean Diet is best in 2019 Report says Mediterranean Diet is best in 2019
- January 05, 2019

Once again in the top spot is the Mediterranean diet for 2019. This is the second year in a row the U.S. World News Report chose Mediterranean as the best diet of the year. When a person fills their diet with the kinds of fresh, unprocessed foods found in the Mediterranean diet , they may lose weight , improve their heart health, and prevent diabetes, according to US News. (more...)
The best overall diets for 2019 The best overall diets for 2019
- January 05, 2019

The 2019 runner up for weight loss was the Volumetrics Diet, with Jenny Craig taking the number two commercial diet spot. It consists of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables , healthy fats like those found in olive oil and fatty fish like salmon and sardines, and nuts and seeds. (more...)
Hypertension drug recalled after traces of probable carcinogen found Hypertension drug recalled after traces of probable carcinogen found
- January 05, 2019

The products subject to recall are listed below and packaged in bottles. A drug used to treat hypertension and nephropathy in people with Type 2 diabetes is being recalled because traces of a probable carcinogen were found. The company says it has not received any reports of adverse affect related to the recall. In this undated photo, the FDA has expanded its recall of valsartan which is found in certain drugs for heart and high blood pressure treatment. (more...)
Wisconsin Department of Health Services says flu activity is rising Wisconsin Department of Health Services says flu activity is rising
- January 05, 2019

Dr Kevin Kelleher, HSE Assistant National Director for Public Health, told Independent.ie that two people were confirmed to have died as a result of the virus while two more deaths are expected to have occurred as a result of it. There have been reports of an increase in reported influenza (flu) activity throughout North Carolina. But in Wisconsin, experts say flu activity is low so far. (more...)
Democratic States Appeal Ruling Declaring Obamacare Unconstitutional Democratic States Appeal Ruling Declaring Obamacare Unconstitutional
- January 05, 2019

An afternoon recap of the day's most important business news, delivered weekdays. A Texas-led coalition of 20 states kicked the process off almost a year ago by suing the federal government to kill the law; after the Justice Department sided partially with Texas, the California-led coalition of states stepped in to defend Obamacare in court. (more...)
Patient who visited Burundi tested in Sweden as possible Ebola case Patient who visited Burundi tested in Sweden as possible Ebola case
- January 04, 2019

The individual, whose identity was not disclosed, first visited an emergency room in Enköping, about 50 miles outside Stockholm, prompting hospital authorities to shut down the emergency department, a release says. There is no known Ebola outbreak in Burundi , but it borders Congo, which has been fighting an outbreak for nearly six months. The virus kills roughly half of those it infects, with better hospital care dramatically increasing patients' chances of survival. (more...)
Some progressive Democrats announce opposition to new House rules
- January 03, 2019

What's more important is that Paygo has been shown to do real political damage. That rule, echoing a provision in federal law and in the Senate's rules, would require the House to offset any spending so as not to increase the budget deficit. (more...)
Pelosi says Democrats will give 'nothing for the wall' Pelosi says Democrats will give 'nothing for the wall'
- January 03, 2019

Conversely, Democrats came out with a proposal that would reopen the government and it would provide slightly over $1 billion for "border security", but none of that would be allocated for a wall . President Donald Trump says the southern border is " like a sieve ", and he's lamenting how US authorities fired tear gas into Mexico during the first hours of the new year to repel about 150 migrants trying to breach the border fence in Tijuana. (more...)
American Flown to Nebraska Hospital After Possible Ebola Exposure in the Congo American Flown to Nebraska Hospital After Possible Ebola Exposure in the Congo
- January 01, 2019

Taylor Wilson, a spokesman for the University of Nebraska Medical Center , said the potential exposure took place about a week ago. According to Nebraska Medicine, the individual now is not showing symptoms; however, should any symptoms develop, the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit would be activated and the person admitted. (more...)
CDC: Widespread flu activity reported in Georgia CDC: Widespread flu activity reported in Georgia
- December 31, 2018

Although the elevated activity has prompted the CDC to announce the start of flu season , health officials say it's too early in the season to know how severe it will be. During the most recent for which figures were available, 20 patients - 85 percent of whom had not received flu vaccines - developed serious flu complications, Chuang said. (more...)
Doctor exposed to Ebola placed in quarantine after return to US
- December 31, 2018

Doctor Adaora Okoli, a physician in the region emphasized the causes leading to the worldwide response to Ebola as saying, "if there's no threat to the global community, the global community will not do anything". The doctor is being monitored in a secure area that is not accessible to the public or any patients. The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is the second worst ever and has killed 356 of the 585 people infected since it began six months ago. (more...)
New transparency rules coming to hospitals nationwide Jan. 1 New transparency rules coming to hospitals nationwide Jan. 1
- December 30, 2018

A new federal rule goes into effect January 1 that hospitals must post online a master list of prices for the services they provide. But some people say insurance companies are already doing that job of making health care prices more transparent. (more...)
Flu outbreaks increase nationwide, widespread activity in some states Flu outbreaks increase nationwide, widespread activity in some states
- December 30, 2018

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is urging New Yorkers to get the flu shot as soon as possible ahead of the flu season's peak. Influenza activity in Derry is low this Christmas, according to the most recent data from the Public Health Agency (PHA). (more...)
Flu Activity Increasing Across US, CDC Reports Flu Activity Increasing Across US, CDC Reports
- December 28, 2018

Andy Haeggquist, director of pharmacy for Family Pharmacy, said they have already started dispensing prescriptions of Tamiflu for patients with active flu cases. In recent years, about 70 to 90 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, according to the CDC. Doctors say that there is still time to get a flu shot, although the average duration of flu season is 16 weeks. (more...)
Pregnant woman transfused with HIV positive blood Pregnant woman transfused with HIV positive blood
- December 27, 2018

The stability of his condition is unknown, although it has been reported that he has managed to survive the trauma. While addressing the reporters on Wednesday, Manoharan termed it as a "medical accident", and also informed that the HIV-infected man was being treated too. (more...)
Drew Barrymore Gets Candid About Her Divorce From Will Kopelman Drew Barrymore Gets Candid About Her Divorce From Will Kopelman
- December 25, 2018

In 2016, Barrymore told James Cordon that when she first started filming Santa Clarita Diet she weighed 65 kgs (she is 5 " 4) and her life was "kind of falling apart". "It gets to be euphoric, and then it's like food poisoning, you feel like you'll never eat again, and then before you know it you're pigging out with the feed bag strapped to your face. (more...)
10 people have died from flu in Oklahoma 10 people have died from flu in Oklahoma
- December 23, 2018

To combat the flu, Redfield urged everyone aged 6 months and older to get a flu shot. Public health authorities say flu typically peaks in February, and that it's not too late to get a flu vaccine, though it normally takes two weeks for the full immunization protection to take effect. (more...)
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Once Again Gains Focus on Profitability Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) Once Again Gains Focus on Profitability
- December 22, 2018

In the last 5 days, this stock's average daily volume is shown as 10,895,700 shares per day, which is higher than the average of 6,139,498 shares per day as measured over the last 100 days. Technical Analysis of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc .: ATR stands at 2.19 while a Beta factor of the stock stands at 0.76. (NASDAQ: WBA ) earned "In-Line" rating by Evercore on Tuesday, July 10. (more...)