Medicine


Teen's memory resets every two hours following head injury Teen's memory resets every two hours following head injury
- September 12, 2019

I have a calendar on my door. To grapple with her situation, Riley writes detailed notes in class, takes photos of things that are happening and sets an alarm for every two hours so she can revisit everything that's just happened. "There's no brain bleed, there's no tumor". "Like I will have no recollection of (this interview) come supper time". Horner said research has shown that at six months with short term memory, it can cause irreversible damage. (more...)
Screening can catch prostate cancer early Screening can catch prostate cancer early
- September 12, 2019

Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers discovered it was also able to predict the aggressiveness of the cancer, therefore removing the need for painful biopsies in less severe cases. (more...)
Kansan dies from the lung disease linked to vaping, KDHE reports Kansan dies from the lung disease linked to vaping, KDHE reports
- September 11, 2019

The string of mysterious, in some cases fatal, lung illnesses linked to vaping in the US comes as Canada prepares to legalize new categories of cannabis products, including liquid concentrates for vaping, later this year. "The investigation has not identified any specific substance or e-cigarette product that is linked to all cases ". Juul is 35 percent-owned by Altria Group. (more...)
How napping twice a week can halve risk of stroke How napping twice a week can halve risk of stroke
- September 11, 2019

More than 3,000 Swiss adults, all of whom had no history of cardiovascular disease , took part in the study . The figures showed that occasional napping - once or twice a week - was associated with a lower risk of heart attack, heart failure or stroke compared with not napping at all. (more...)
Ahead of debate, Warren leads in favorability among Democratic voters Ahead of debate, Warren leads in favorability among Democratic voters
- September 11, 2019

In a sign of the different political currents coursing through the party, the moderate Biden will take center stage sandwiched between the prominent progressives Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders , a self-described Democratic socialist who launched the universal health care approach known as Medicare for All. (more...)
U.S. health officials urge people to stop vaping as third death reported U.S. health officials urge people to stop vaping as third death reported
- September 11, 2019

Officials say the likely cause is " chemical exposure ", although they haven't identified what exactly that chemical is. As a result, the FDA issued a warning in July 2009 on the health risks posed by vaping and, like the WHO, called for clinical studies to help determine whether e-cigarettes are safe for their intended use. (more...)
Daytime napping might increase your lifespan Daytime napping might increase your lifespan
- September 10, 2019

For the study , participants were registered between 2009 and 2012 and their health was monitored for an average of five years. Researchers say they set out to assess the "relationship of napping frequency and average nap duration with fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events". (more...)
Russia Looks to Crack Down on Vaping Amid US Deaths Russia Looks to Crack Down on Vaping Amid US Deaths
- September 10, 2019

ABC spoke with Bloomberg about the announcement and said, "All of a sudden, all of the progress we've made reducing smoking, particularly in kids, is in jeopardy because they start vaping. Namely, that they monitor themselves for potential systems (e.g., cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, fever) and seek medical attention if they have any concerns. (more...)
Von der Leyen unveils 'geopolitical Commission' Von der Leyen unveils 'geopolitical Commission'
- September 10, 2019

That stands in sharp contrast with the United States , which is pulling out of the accord under President Donald Trump who is a climate-change sceptic. With Brexit, the European Union would also have to find a way to fill the budget gap left by the departure of the United Kingdom , a top-tier economy in the bloc. (more...)
Deaths linked to vaping unveil a complex array of inhaled substances Deaths linked to vaping unveil a complex array of inhaled substances
- September 10, 2019

No cases of respiratory illness specifically linked to vaping have so far been reported in Canada, but health experts are still wary of the products. Was something added to the liquid in the device after he bought it? State investigators have found the substance in 13 cartridges collected from eight patients. (more...)
California GOP opens alternative pathway for 2020 delegates California GOP opens alternative pathway for 2020 delegates
- September 10, 2019

Goliath swing at an incumbent president whose Gallup approval ratings among Republicans has been between 87 percent and 91 percent all year . Four Republican state parties are poised to cancel their perspective presidential caucus and primary contests, moves which would help President Donald Trump hold on to the party's nomination and avoid criticism from rivals. (more...)
Delaware Health Officials Investigating Possible Cases of Vaping-related Lung Illnesses Delaware Health Officials Investigating Possible Cases of Vaping-related Lung Illnesses
- September 10, 2019

Forty-one New Yorkers have come down with lung illnesses after vaping . They have quickly become the "most commonly-used tobacco product among USA teens". E-cigarettes are generally thought to be safer than traditional cigarettes, which kill up to half of all lifetime users, the World Health Organization says. (more...)
US News Best Colleges ranks Princeton first among national universities US News Best Colleges ranks Princeton first among national universities
- September 10, 2019

The latest release marks the 35th edition of the Best Colleges ranking, and it's the first time schools in Puerto Rico, Guam and other USA territories are included. "Wagner is truly one of the nation's most innovative colleges, because our faculty collaborate so creatively in designing and delivering the curriculum while also connecting the coursework to the wider world through experiential learning and internships", said Wagner College President Joel W. (more...)
Vegetarians have 22% lower risk of heart disease, say researchers Vegetarians have 22% lower risk of heart disease, say researchers
- September 06, 2019

The research, conducted by tracking almost 50,000 people over a span of almost two decades, found that vegetarians and vegans had a 20-percent higher risk of stroke than meat eaters - particularly hemorrhagic stroke, which is caused when blood from an artery bleeds into the brain. (more...)
Two People Hospitalized In Stanislaus County With Vaping-Related Lung Injuries Two People Hospitalized In Stanislaus County With Vaping-Related Lung Injuries
- September 06, 2019

Vitamin E is usually safe as a dietary supplement or cream, but vaping it could be harmful, according to state health Commissioner Howard Zucker. As of August 27, there have been 215 possible cases reported from 25 states. Minnesota Department of Health Epidemiologist Stacy Holzbauer said officials have interviewed a dozen of the Minnesota victims. "It was surprising that the patient suddenly appeared without any other underlying health conditions and became ill enough to die from this ... (more...)
Missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos' estranged husband Fotis arrested again Missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos' estranged husband Fotis arrested again
- September 06, 2019

She says when she was him in the afternoon that day in Farmington, she saw Fotis Dulos cleaning what he described as spilled coffee out of his former employee's Toyota Tacoma. A "blood-like substance" was also found inside the truck, and it contained Jennifer's DNA, according to the 38-page document. Speaking after posting a $500,000 bond Wednesday the-father-of-five told Fox61: 'It's an exhausting fight. (more...)
Vegetarians and Vegans Have Higher Stroke Risk, Study Finds
- September 06, 2019

That's because they consider dietary associations with multiple health outcomes - not just heart disease and stroke , said Lawrence, who co-authored an accompanying journal editorial. A study of nearly 50,000 people found those who ditched meat and fish were 22 per cent less likely to get coronary heart disease. But vegetarians and vegans had a higher risk of stroke than meat eaters, particularly hemorrhagic stroke (when blood from an artery starts bleeding into the brain), which the ... (more...)
Department of Health asking doctors to report vaping-related illnesses Department of Health asking doctors to report vaping-related illnesses
- September 05, 2019

Health officials say it's unclear whether there's a connection between cases, whether vaping definitively caused these illnesses and what components or chemicals of e-cigarettes might be responsible. U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of OR said he will introduce legislation next week that would tax e-cigarettes in the same way as traditional cigarettes to reduce the appeal to teenagers who are increasingly taking up the popular smoking alternative. (more...)
Biden defends campaign fundraiser with natural gas investor Biden defends campaign fundraiser with natural gas investor
- September 05, 2019

But here's how The Intercept - ahead of the town hall's start - described the fundraiser Biden is planning to attend on Thursday, to name just one source: " Andrew Goldman , a co-founder of Western LNG, a natural gas production company based in Houston, Texas, is co-hosting one of two high-dollar fundraisers Biden will attend in NY on Thursday". (more...)
NYC measles outbreak is over, health officials say NYC measles outbreak is over, health officials say
- September 05, 2019

Measles outbreaks are typically declared over when two incubation periods for measles (42 days) have passed since the last infectious day of the last people with measles in an affected area, according to a city news release. Health officials administered more than 15,000 doses of the vaccine in the Williamsburg and Borough Park neighborhoods. In June, there were 1,000 reported measles cases in the US, a record number since the disease's eradication. (more...)

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