Medicine


Patient dies after fecal transplant, prompting FDA safety warning Patient dies after fecal transplant, prompting FDA safety warning
- June 17, 2019

Fecal transplants from a healthy individual can normalize the patients' microbiota, quelling the infection and relieving symptoms. The gut microbiota is become increasingly important to researchers who have been discovering more and more about how it functions and contributes to bodily health. (more...)
2nd Ebola patient dies in Uganda, health ministry says 2nd Ebola patient dies in Uganda, health ministry says
- June 14, 2019

He says 27 people who may have been exposed are being followed. "EU humanitarian health experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo , in Uganda and in the region are coordinating and they are in daily contact with the health authorities in these countries, the World Health Organisation and operational partners", the statement added. (more...)
Missouri, Maine, Vermont have abortion rights victories Missouri, Maine, Vermont have abortion rights victories
- June 14, 2019

As Democratic politicians continue to ditch their "safe, legal, and rare" motto in order to make abortion-on-demand a reality, the state of ME has now expanded which healthcare employees can perform abortions. Meanwhile, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, a Republican, signed a bill Monday handed by articulate lawmakers in Would possibly that states abortion is a "elementary accurate" and also protects the ideal to contraception, sterilization and family planning. (more...)
Study links light exposure during sleep to weight gain in women Study links light exposure during sleep to weight gain in women
- June 13, 2019

More research is needed to determine whether sleeping with lights on actually could cause weight gain . The authors said, "These results suggest that exposure to artificial light at night while sleeping may be a risk factor for weight gain and development of overweight or obesity". (more...)
Study Drug Delays Type 1 Diabetes in High Risk Children and Adults Study Drug Delays Type 1 Diabetes in High Risk Children and Adults
- June 13, 2019

Type 1 diabetes develops when the immune system destroys beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. Relatives of patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D ) are at an increased risk for developing the disease themselves. "This groundbreaking study demonstrates that we can use immunotherapy, specifically PRV-031 (teplizumab), to prevent or significantly delay the onset of clinical type 1 diabetes by at least two years in individuals who will nearly certainly progress to clinical ... (more...)
Artificial light during sleep linked to weight gain Artificial light during sleep linked to weight gain
- June 12, 2019

Researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) just discovered a dark side to sleeping with the light on. In the new study , the researchers analyzed information from almost 44,000 women ages 35 to 74 from all 50 US states. (more...)
DRC Child carries Ebola virus into Uganda DRC Child carries Ebola virus into Uganda
- June 12, 2019

For the first time an experimental but effective Ebola vaccine is being widely used, and Uganda has vaccinated almost 4,700 health workers, WHO said. Six family members then broke away while being transferred to an Ebola treatment centre in Beni and crossed into Uganda while Congolese border officials alerted their Ugandan colleagues, Congo's health ministry said. (more...)
3 dead after United Kingdom hospital listeria cases linked to pre-packaged sandwiches 3 dead after United Kingdom hospital listeria cases linked to pre-packaged sandwiches
- June 09, 2019

Public Health England said six patients became sickened after eating pre-packaged sandwiches and salads manufactured by the Good Food Chain. According to the company's website, it has provided hospitals, universities, sports venues, as well as business and industry with food for the past 20 years. (more...)
Measles Outbreak Continues To Spread Across the United States Measles Outbreak Continues To Spread Across the United States
- June 09, 2019

Azar also said the agency has been stressing on the effectiveness and safety of vaccines, "amid concerning signs that there are pockets of undervaccination around the country". But he emphasized the burden on the healthcare system from measles complications, such as children who may develop pneumonia and need intensive care. (more...)
A million people a day get sexual infections, WHO warns A million people a day get sexual infections, WHO warns
- June 08, 2019

WHO's new report shows that in 2016, some 127 million people between the ages of 15 and 49 were infected with chlamydia globally, while 87 million contracted gonorrhea , and 6.3 million contracted syphilis . But syphilis treatment has been made more intelligent thanks to a shortage within the correct form of penicillin significant, and there has been an amplify in cases of so-called "considerable-gonorrhoea" which is almost not doable to take care of. (more...)
VA launches new health care options under MISSION Act VA launches new health care options under MISSION Act
- June 08, 2019

Under the new program, veterans may see non-VA doctors if they must wait longer than 20 days or drive more than 30 minutes for primary or mental health care at a VA facility. Veterans with questions can contact the Hampton VA Medical Center at 757-722-9961, ext. That would encourage more providers to participate in the VA's community care networks. (more...)
Opko Health says over 400,000 customers likely affected by data breach Opko Health says over 400,000 customers likely affected by data breach
- June 08, 2019

As it turns out, over 400,000 consumers of medical diagnostics company OPKO Health were also impacted, bringing the total number of victims to 20.1 million. "Such breaches make private, personal and financial information vulnerable to criminals, leading to potential identity theft and irreparable harm to their credit reports and financial futures", the senators wrote AMCA President Russell Fuchs. (more...)
US Measles Cases Pass 1000 Mark for 2019 US Measles Cases Pass 1000 Mark for 2019
- June 07, 2019

They are warning of the long incubation period of measles, saying that anyone who has been infected at any one of these locations could develop symptoms as late as the 25th June. Since the increase of MMR vaccination comprehensive coverage for at-risk people was among the measures to achieve the goal, the DDC had asked for Bt93.41 million budget to procure the MMR vaccine - for which the Bureau of Budget approved Bt54.15 million, the minister said. (more...)
Trump ends funding for medical research using human foetal tissue Trump ends funding for medical research using human foetal tissue
- June 07, 2019

In a statement announcing the move, HHS said that it was "continuing to review whether adequate alternatives exist to the use of human fetal tissue from elective abortions in HHS-funded research and will ensure that efforts to develop such alternatives are funded and accelerated". (more...)
Ebola outbreak tops 2,000 cases Ebola outbreak tops 2,000 cases
- June 07, 2019

These vaccinations are needed: the International Rescue Committee pointed out on Monday that it took 224 days to reach 1,000 cases, while it took barely 71 days to reach the threshold of 2,000 cases, or triple the number of cases per day. "But what has affected [the response] is the community has resisted the interventions", he said. Others believe the outbreak was deliberately created for the same reason. (more...)
White Meat May Be as Bad as Red Meat for Cholesterol White Meat May Be as Bad as Red Meat for Cholesterol
- June 07, 2019

By contrast, a diet of plant proteins was the clear victor in this regard. Unfortunately, standard LDL cholesterol tests may not indicate whether more small or large particles are present in a patient's blood, so the study authors added that physicians' advice to patients to reduce red meat intake "should not be based only on their effects on blood cholesterol". (more...)
Trump snubs UK Labour leader, calls him a 'negative force' Trump snubs UK Labour leader, calls him a 'negative force'
- June 07, 2019

James's Palace that brought together 10 leading companies - five from the United Kingdom and five from the United States. Organisers said they expected at least 1,500 to attend a rally in Dublin later on Thursday, a day after Trump's sons Eric and Donald Jr. (more...)
LabCorp data breach exposes information of 7.7 million consumers LabCorp data breach exposes information of 7.7 million consumers
- June 06, 2019

The filing says that AMCA itself thinks only 200,000 LabCorp customers were directly affected. Nessel's office determined that Quest Diagnostics reported to the US Securities and Exchange Commission that between August 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019, an unauthorized user had access to AMCA's system, which included financial information like credit card numbers and bank account information, medical information and other personal information including social security numbers . (more...)
CVS Health to present growth initiatives today; shares up 3% premarket CVS Health to present growth initiatives today; shares up 3% premarket
- June 06, 2019

CVS Health says it is expanding a concept store focused on health care to 1,500 locations by the end of 2021. HealthHUB offers consumers "convenient, personalized and integrated access to local health care", CVS said. Pat Carroll said. "It is hard in many communities to actually find a primary care physician". The management of chronic illnesses has become a big source of health care spending, noted Mehrotra, the Harvard researcher. (more...)
Rogue Chinese scientist made 'foolish' choice in gene-edited babies Rogue Chinese scientist made 'foolish' choice in gene-edited babies
- June 06, 2019

In the light of current findings, he further notes: "It is probably not a mutation that most people would want to have". "You are, on average, worse off having this mutation", Nielsen said . Having searched through a vast repository of human-subject DNA from some 400,000 people, the Berkeley scientists found that CCR5 is somewhat of a double-edged sword: while it might grant the children a heightened immunity to the HIV virus, it leaves them more susceptible to risky strains of flu and ... (more...)