Medicine


Unvaccinated students not to attend school Unvaccinated students not to attend school
- March 14, 2019

However, a year ago the Health Ministry - headed by a member of the Five Star Movement political party, whose co-founder the paper noted has brought up conspiracy theories linking vaccination to autism - issued a temporary rule allowing parents to simply state the children had been vaccinated rather than receiving a note from a doctor. (more...)
Eye scan may detect early signs of Alzheimer's Eye scan may detect early signs of Alzheimer's
- March 14, 2019

By contrast the retina in the eyes of thirty nine people with a sinus disease found that the web was less dense and even sparse in places. Typically, they can see a network of tiny blood vessels but researchers identified a change that could signal early Alzheimer's. (more...)
Jefferson County reporting first case of measles Jefferson County reporting first case of measles
- March 14, 2019

Senate committee last week. There are no new locations where people may have been exposed to measles. One child with measles walking through a school will pretty much infect every other susceptible person in that school. There is a lot more information available to people through social media. The first dose is typically received by the children at the time when they turn 15 months old and the second dose is generally given to them when they reach the age of 4 years. (more...)
Italy changes laws over unvaccinated children attending school
- March 13, 2019

Italian children have been told not to turn up for school or preschool if they are not vaccinated. The waiver was heavily criticised by the scientific and medical community, which said it could reverse progress made in boosting Italy's vaccination rates in recent years. (more...)
Woman picks matching numbers 30 times to win lottery game Woman picks matching numbers 30 times to win lottery game
- March 12, 2019

Brown says she "nearly had a heart attack". Later that very same day, she went ahead and bought ten more of the tickets with the same sequence. Deborah Brown , Virginia in the U.S., bought 20 Pick 4 tickets for the Virginia Lottery; with all of them having the same four digits for the same draw on 11 February. (more...)
OMG: California man told of impending death via video- link OMG: California man told of impending death via video- link
- March 12, 2019

It got to a point where she had to tell her grandfather he was dying because he couldn't hear what the robot was saying. "The next thing I know he's telling him, "I got these MRI results back and there's no lungs left, there's nothing to work with". (more...)
FDA Shows Green Signal for Johnson & Johnson's Fast-Acting Depression Drug FDA Shows Green Signal for Johnson & Johnson's Fast-Acting Depression Drug
- March 12, 2019

Spravato was evaluated in four clinical studies, during which some users took the nasal spray and an oral antidepressant they hadn't tried before. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Spravato (esketamine), a new nasal spray medication for treatment-resistant depression . (more...)
Facebook to reject advertisements that provide ‘vaccine misinformation’ Facebook to reject advertisements that provide ‘vaccine misinformation’
- March 11, 2019

Katie Clunn of Maple Ridge said Friday the social media giant must go beyond reducing its distribution of such content as well as the ranking of groups and pages that spread misinformation, according to its new policy. "The parental refusals due to misconceptions regarding the vaccine are emerging as the major obstacle in achieving complete eradication", Khan's office said in a letter to the head of the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority, referring to parents who refuse to get their ... (more...)
Danish study shows no link between autism and vaccines Danish study shows no link between autism and vaccines
- March 11, 2019

Many criticized the results of studies debunking Wakefield. A large study has proven conclusively that there is no association between Measles Mumps and Rubella combined vaccine or the MMR vaccine and autism. Limited resources, they said, might be better spent on promising leads in autism research than on continuing to engage with "vaccine skeptics". "I remember a couple of years ago we even saw Donald Trump in his presidential campaign tweet about vaccines causing autism ". (more...)
Flu season has peaked, but nasty strain is on rise Flu season has peaked, but nasty strain is on rise
- March 11, 2019

At clinical labs last week, influenza A accounted 97.2% of specimens that were positive for flu. The number of states reporting high flulike illness activity, another clinic visit indicator, decreased from 33 states plus New York City to 32 states, with the high-activity areas located mainly in the bottom half of the nation and in Alaska. (more...)
Single case of measles confirmed in the B.C. Interior Single case of measles confirmed in the B.C. Interior
- March 11, 2019

A case of measles infection has been confirmed in the Interior Health region, in 100 Mile House. In a release this morning, IHA says medical health officers have determined that this infection was likely acquired outside of the province and is not linked to cases on the B.C. (more...)
Brie Larson Surprised A Theatre Watching 'Captain Marvel'
- March 10, 2019

Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's a little taste of Brie Larson and Samuel L Jackson busting out some Ariana Grande and Britney Spears in their Car Pool Karaoke episode. The scene centers around Captain Marvel meeting the other heroes, and it explains why Fury has never used the handy pager to call her in before. "There isn't a person who can't relate to that, I don't think". (more...)
Tetanus: First pediatric case in >30 years in Oregon Tetanus: First pediatric case in >30 years in Oregon
- March 10, 2019

The report , authored by doctors at Oregon Health and Science University and the Oregon Health Authority, states the child, a 6-year-old boy, was playing outdoors at a farm when he sustained a forehead laceration. On day 44, his ventilator support was discontinued, and he tolerated sips of clear liquids. Three days later he was able to walk 20 feet-but he needed assistance. (more...)
HELL IN HELSINKI: Finland's 'ENTIRE GOVERNMENT' Resigns After Welfare Reform Fails HELL IN HELSINKI: Finland's 'ENTIRE GOVERNMENT' Resigns After Welfare Reform Fails
- March 10, 2019

Sipila tendered in the resignation letter of his government to President Sauli Niinisto on Friday, March 8. Sipila threw in the towel when it became clear the government would not be able to submit a proposal to parliament before the election set for April 14. (more...)
Düsseldorf Patient: A Third Person May Have Been Cured Of HIV Düsseldorf Patient: A Third Person May Have Been Cured Of HIV
- March 10, 2019

Another patient is hailed as HIV-free after a bone marrow transplant from a donor with a rare genetic mutation. (Like the London patient , the Düsseldorf patient's identity has been concealed for privacy.) Post-bone marrow transplant, the Düsseldorf patient's gut and lymph node biopsies revealed no infectious HIV after three months off of an antiviral drug regimen. (more...)
Facebook reducing fake news about vaccines Facebook reducing fake news about vaccines
- March 09, 2019

Last month, The Daily Beast found almost 150 anti-vaccine advertising spots on Facebook that specifically target women over the age of 25, which is the demographic most likely to have children needing vaccinations. The social media platform will also be providing additional context so users can decide whether to read, share, or engage in conversations about the information they find online. (more...)
Ebola response in DR Congo 'failing' to contain outbreak, MSF says Ebola response in DR Congo 'failing' to contain outbreak, MSF says
- March 09, 2019

Another 304 people have been cured, and 223 suspected cases are still under investigation. Efforts to control Congo's Ebola outbreak are being hampered by a "toxic" security situation including a series of attacks on treatment centres, medical chiefs working in the country have said . (more...)
Eating allium vegetables decreases the risk of colorectal cancer Eating allium vegetables decreases the risk of colorectal cancer
- March 09, 2019

In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Greywoode: Because polyps do not always cause symptoms, you may have colorectal cancer and not realize it. It would seem advisable for physicians to identify patients who are of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry and approach a screening strategy that is appropriate for individuals at a higher-than-normal risk for colon cancer. (more...)
FDA Approves New Depression Treatment, Questions Remain About Safety FDA Approves New Depression Treatment, Questions Remain About Safety
- March 08, 2019

The United States Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) have approved for sale a new nasal spray containing Esketamine for the management of treatment-resistantdepression. Now available anti-depressants such as Eli Lilly and Co's Prozac work on neurotransmitters like serotonin and norepinephrine, but most drugs take at least four weeks to show effect and fail to produce an adequate response in about 30 percent to 40 percent of patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). (more...)
HIV cure: British patient becomes second person to beat virus HIV cure: British patient becomes second person to beat virus
- March 08, 2019

These mutations are in a gene called CCR5, which HIV normally recognizes in immune cells and uses like a key to enter and infect them. "While there are important limitations to applying this study to a HIV cure globally, this second documented case does reinforce the message that HIV cures are possible". (more...)