Medicine


Women who are ‘pear-shaped’ may be healthier than ‘apple-shaped’ Women who are ‘pear-shaped’ may be healthier than ‘apple-shaped’
- July 02, 2019

The study involved 2,683 women who were part of the Women's Health Initiative in the US, which recruited almost 162,000 postmenopausal women between 1993 and 1998 and followed them until February 2017. "In routine clinical practice, BMI is a common approach to assessing a person's risk of cardiovascular disease". It's also not clear what dietary or exercise changes might help women shed fat specifically around their belly or shift where their body stores fat to transform their shape from ... (more...)
CDC issues warning on fecal parasite in swimming pools CDC issues warning on fecal parasite in swimming pools
- July 02, 2019

At least one child has died, the CDC says. Between 2009 and 2107, there were 444 crypto outbreaks in 40 states and Puerto Rico. To prevent its spread, the CDC says anyone suffering diarrhea should avoid swimming until at least two weeks after their diarrhea subsides. (more...)
Pittsburgh Family: Woman Dies From Flesh-Eating Disease Pittsburgh Family: Woman Dies From Flesh-Eating Disease
- July 02, 2019

Lynn Fleming was walking along the seafront with her family a fortnight ago when she slipped in a small underwater depression. The attending lifeguard bandaged the wound and she received a tetanus shot the following day, and the seemingly insignificant event was quickly forgotten by her and her family. (more...)
A trip to the beach turns deadly after she contracts flesh-eating bacteria A trip to the beach turns deadly after she contracts flesh-eating bacteria
- July 01, 2019

A day after her cut, Fleming became ill and eventually went to a hospital where they gave her a tetanus shot and a prescription. She was left with a 3/4 inch graze below her knee which she described as "small cut". "I can't even believe it, that it's really even happening". Earlier in June, a 12-year-old girl from in contracted a flesh-eating bacteria while visiting the beach town of Destin on the Florida Panhandle, Bradenton.com reported . (more...)
Sanders says generational attacks on him and Biden amount to 'ageism' Sanders says generational attacks on him and Biden amount to 'ageism'
- June 30, 2019

Thursday night's debate moment in Miami generated one other curiosity: a third hand that rose slowly after Harris and sanders shot theirs up with authority on the question of whether to "abolish" private plans. She's been on a bill for a long time now, Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill, that obviously preserves the options of supplemental private insurance for folks that need it. (more...)
Drinking coffee could help you lose weight Drinking coffee could help you lose weight
- June 28, 2019

Researchers at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom published a study hinting at the possibility that coffee may stimulate brown fat activity. They declare this paper is among the first to show that doing so can have a direct impact on brown fat functions. "Exercise stimulates brown fat, good sleep stimulates brown fat, and now we know caffeine or coffee can do the same", Dr. (more...)
Girl contracts flesh-eating bacteria during vacation in Florida Girl contracts flesh-eating bacteria during vacation in Florida
- June 28, 2019

It usually enters the body through an open cut or wound. "We were only allowed in the water to our ankles because the waves were huge and the undertow was too risky", Michelle posted. A week after being hospitalized, Kylei was finally well enough to go home. Brown told about the incident so other parents knew about the risks. The infection turned out to be necrotizing fascittis which causes a person's skin and tissue to deteriorate. (more...)
Greek visitors urged to protect themselves against West Nile virus outbreak
- June 28, 2019

Confirmation of a West Nile Virus positive mosquito sample means that the virus is circulating in the community and there is a heightened risk of infection for humans. California's West Nile virus website includes the latest information on WNV activity in the state. Limit time outdoors at dusk and dawn, when mosquitos are most active. (more...)
Osteoporosis is linked to common chemicals found in Cosmetics and toothpaste Osteoporosis is linked to common chemicals found in Cosmetics and toothpaste
- June 27, 2019

Triclosan, used in some toothpastes, soaps, mouthwashes, and some cosmetics, has previously been linked to bowel cancer and antibiotic resistance. "We've got detected that the highest triclosan levels in the urine have been related to a decrease bone mineral density in the femur and the lumbar spine", lead researcher Yingjun Li from Hangzhou Medical Faculty School of Public Health advised HealthDay . (more...)
New guidance on age given for HPV vaccine New guidance on age given for HPV vaccine
- June 27, 2019

The study also found significant decreases in anogenital wart diagnoses in both girls and women and boys and men. Professor Marc Brisson, from Laval University, Canada, who led the review, told the BBC: "We will see reductions in women aged 20-30 within the next 10 years". (more...)
President Trump signs executive order tackling health care cost transparency President Trump signs executive order tackling health care cost transparency
- June 27, 2019

During the signing ceremony , Trump yielded the podium briefly to R. Lawrence Van Horn, PhD, MBA, MPH , an associate professor management in economics and the executive director of health affairs at Vanderbilt University, who said the executive order's freemarket approach will reduce costs and benefit the economy overall. (more...)
Thursday is National HIV Testing Day Thursday is National HIV Testing Day
- June 26, 2019

The National HIV Testing Day event is organized by the Canadian AIDS Society, local community organizations and health authorities across Canada. Once a person knows their HIV status, they can take steps to prevent or treat it. Pre- and post-test counselling will be provided to all participants to help determine their risk factors. Learn more about HIV risk at cdc.gov/hivrisk. (more...)
Parkinson's And Depression Medicine Could Raise Dementia Risk Parkinson's And Depression Medicine Could Raise Dementia Risk
- June 26, 2019

The study, titled Anticholinergic Drug Exposure and the Risk of Dementia , was published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine on Monday. Among those with dementia , 63% were ladies and the normal age was 82. "I exhaust heaps of my time in the memory disorder hospital seeing geriatric patients and taking folks off medicines, mostly ones which bear anticholinergic properties, and lots of times there'll likely be one other drug on the market that has much less anticholinergic influence or ... (more...)
Phone use causing horns to grow on young people's skulls, study believes Phone use causing horns to grow on young people's skulls, study believes
- June 25, 2019

The researchers are actually attributing the bone growth to bad posture, which can then reasonably be attributed in part to device use, amongst other things. One-third of those showed the bone spur . Meanwhile, he declared no competing interests when picking the platform to publish his survey: he asserted there was nothing that "undermined the objectivity" of his publication when negotiating it with Scientific Reports , the famed peer reviewed open-access journal where Shahar's study ... (more...)
Working A 10-hour Day Increases Your Stroke Risk, Study Finds Working A 10-hour Day Increases Your Stroke Risk, Study Finds
- June 22, 2019

Just under a third worked long hours, with 10% working long hours for 10 years or more. Researchers found that 29 percent (45,542) of participants worked long hours, and 10 percent (14,481) of participants worked long hours for at least 10 years. (more...)
Greece Tourists Warned Against Mosquitos Amid West Nile Virus Greece Tourists Warned Against Mosquitos Amid West Nile Virus
- June 20, 2019

He added: "The virus has established itself in Greece through migratory birds and we are recommending that everyone takes personal protective measures such as wearing long sleeves, avoiding places with stagnant water and using mosquito nets and repellent". (more...)
Biotech merger: Pfizer acquires Array Biopharma, valued at $11.4 billion Biotech merger: Pfizer acquires Array Biopharma, valued at $11.4 billion
- June 19, 2019

The combination therapy has significant potential for long-term growth via expansion into additional areas of unmet need and is now being investigated in more than 30 clinical trials across several solid tumor indications, including the Phase III trial in BRAF-mutant metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). (more...)
Cleveland Clinic Children’s and Rainbow Babies receive top marks in national report Cleveland Clinic Children’s and Rainbow Babies receive top marks in national report
- June 19, 2019

Lurie Children's Hospital has slipped out of U.S. News and World Reports' top 10 list for best children's hospitals. It had jumped one spot to No. 2 in 2018 before sliding back to the No. Children's Hospital Los Angeles 6. UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 9. Children's National Medical Center 7. Together, the two hospitals in Oakland and San Francisco were ranked fifth nationwide and best in the West in neonatology, and were recognized as the best in Northern California in ... (more...)
Tanzania Tanzania "at risk" after Ebola outbreak in Uganda- Health minister
- June 18, 2019

Kenya has been on high alert following the outbreak of Ebola in neighbouring Uganda. Speaking in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, World Health Organization boss Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was quoted by Washington Post as saying Monday that he accepted the decision. (more...)
WHO Says Ebola Outbreak Not Yet Global Emergency WHO Says Ebola Outbreak Not Yet Global Emergency
- June 18, 2019

The epidemic is occurring in northeastern DRC, in the provinces of North Kivu and Ituri, which hug the country's borders with South Sudan, Uganda, and Rwanda . "They have died, have seen parents and family die in the most gruesome way, they live in fear, schools are closed", he said. They and some other contacts have since been quarantined in their homes. (more...)

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