Medicine


Tulsi Gabbard calls Hillary Clinton's foreign policy a 'disaster' in latest retort Tulsi Gabbard calls Hillary Clinton's foreign policy a 'disaster' in latest retort
- October 23, 2019

While Clinton did not explicitly state that the "Russians" are grooming Gabbard, she openly expressed her belief that Gabbard is a "favorite of the Russians" and implied during the interview that she is a "Russian asset". More than a dozen Democratic candidates are still vying for the nomination in the 2020 presidential race, possibly living the door open to another: Hillary Clinton . (more...)
Biogen resurrects Alzheimer's drug, stock soars Biogen resurrects Alzheimer's drug, stock soars
- October 23, 2019

However, due to "futility analysis", Biogen discontinued the clinical trials earlier this year in March. The futility analysis was based on data available as of December 26, 2018, from 1,748 patients who had the opportunity to complete the 18-month study period and predicted that both studies were unlikely to meet their primary endpoint upon completion. (more...)
African Health Ministers Move to Halt Ebola Threat African Health Ministers Move to Halt Ebola Threat
- October 23, 2019

There are now no licensed treatments for Ebola , but scientists announced in August that they were a step closer to being able to treat Ebola after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo. (more...)
USA presidential candidate Joe Biden maintains double-digit lead in new national poll USA presidential candidate Joe Biden maintains double-digit lead in new national poll
- October 23, 2019

This also follows Buttigieg's aggressive performance during last week's Democratic debate, at one point singling out Warren for her support for Medicare for All. Among those who said they watched the debate, 29% said Ms. Warren had the best night, compared to 21% for Mr. Buttigieg, 13% for Mr. Biden, 11% for Mr. (more...)
UAE renews commitment to polio eradication UAE renews commitment to polio eradication
- October 23, 2019

The Brewery to Brewery 0.5K is created to show activity in downtown as well as get area citizens to ask questions about the global fight to end polio. At the time of the GPEI's founding in 1988, polio was endemic in more than 125 countries and paralysed 350 000 children every year. "We've made great progress against the disease since then", said Mader. (more...)
LA County Reports First Flu Death of the Season LA County Reports First Flu Death of the Season
- October 22, 2019

According to health director Bruce Anderson, more students have been signing up for the program in recent years. Flu vaccines are available as of Monday for Sarnia-Lambton residents. The antibodies then start to protect the body against the virus, according to the CDC . Some 138,000 people received a flu shot through the publicly funded vaccination program last year, an increase of 13,000 from the year before. (more...)
Where to get a free flu shot on Saturday in Hampton Roads Where to get a free flu shot on Saturday in Hampton Roads
- October 20, 2019

They say the earlier the better since the vaccine can take up to two weeks to take effect. The number of influenza cases in San Diego this season has more than tripled compared to previous year, county health officials said Friday. Besides helping prevent flu complications, flu vaccine given during pregnancy also helps protect babies from flu infection for several months after birth, before the baby can be immunized, which is a time that babies are at high risk for flu complications. (more...)
AOC Endorses Bernie Sanders for President at New York City Rally AOC Endorses Bernie Sanders for President at New York City Rally
- October 20, 2019

Sanders opened his remarks by apologizing that he secured a permit for only 20,000 people. He noted the park he was speaking in sat beside the country's largest public housing project, Queensbridge Houses, which he said was in urgent need of fix, while just across the East River lay the shining skyscrapers of Manhattan, where banks and multinational corporations are headquartered. (more...)
200 million children under 5 eat too little or too much 200 million children under 5 eat too little or too much
- October 19, 2019

In its annual report , UNICEF warns that poor eating and feeding practices start from the earliest days of a child's life. The result, according to Unicef , is that many of them are at risk of poor brain development, learning problems, poor immunity and increased infections and disease. (more...)
NBA’s Adam Silver says China asked league to fire Rockets’ Daryl Morey NBA’s Adam Silver says China asked league to fire Rockets’ Daryl Morey
- October 18, 2019

Morey has not been disciplined for his since-deleted tweet that included a logo and the words, " Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong ". Columbia University Sports Marketing Lecturer Len Elmore discusses how he was "flabbergasted" over Lebron James' recent statements on the Hong Kong and China controversy. (more...)
Jennifer Garner raises awareness for breast cancer Jennifer Garner raises awareness for breast cancer
- October 18, 2019

That equates to the devastating statistic of almost one death every 45 minutes from breast most cancers. Put on It Pink Day brings collectively 1000's of individuals throughout the nation to help and promote Breast Most cancers Consciousness Month with the goal to lift cash for charity and present solidarity and help for these affected by breast most cancers. (more...)
Another seven deaths in vaping cases — CDC
- October 18, 2019

One patient had vaped a number of products including illegal THC. Data shows all reported patients have a history of e-cigarette use or vaping. Health advocates have long raised alarms that products touted as a healthier alternative to cigarettes are getting youths addicted to nicotine, and the Trump administration plans to ban the flavored products often blamed for drawing in kids. (more...)
Government to Roll Out Free HPV Vaccine against Cervical Cancer Government to Roll Out Free HPV Vaccine against Cervical Cancer
- October 17, 2019

It can also cause anal and some rare penile cancers. Women in the study received the quadrivalent vaccine, which protects against two types of HPV. Rates of cervical cancer are expected to drop even more in the upcoming years, according to the province, because today's vaccine is more comprehensive. (more...)
Flu jabs: Flu season is approaching Flu jabs: Flu season is approaching
- October 17, 2019

However, according to Becker, the higher dose is late this year and people should check with their health care provider if it is carried. The vaccine is being distributed to physicians now, but pharmacies won't receive it from the Ministry of Health until November. (more...)
Health Department administers over 250 vaccines during free flu clinic event
- October 17, 2019

Flu season has officially begun in MA and officials are urging Boston residents to get their flu shots as soon as possible, with some researchers warning that this year's flu season may be particularly severe. As winter approaches and the cold, dark nights set in, the dreaded "flu" virus also begins to circulate amongst us. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ), during the 2017-2018 season, flu immunization prevented an estimated seven million illnesses and ... (more...)
One-Third of Children Eat Too Much or Too Little
- October 17, 2019

In the report published on Monday, the Unicef warned that millions of children were eating too little of the food they need and too much of what they don't need, adding " poor diets are now the main risk factor for the global burden of disease", reports Efe news. (more...)
Buttigieg, O’Rourke clash over assault-rifle buyback plan Buttigieg, O’Rourke clash over assault-rifle buyback plan
- October 17, 2019

Buttigieg explained many Americans want to keep their private health insurance plans, which is why his proposal would a be voluntary. ICYMI: O'Rourke said at a CNN-hosted "Equality in America" town hall last week that "yes", colleges, churches, charities should lose tax-exempt status if they opposed same-sex marriage. (more...)
Lung Illnesses Due to Vaping Received Name by CDC Lung Illnesses Due to Vaping Received Name by CDC
- October 16, 2019

Almost 60 percent of patients reported using nicotine-based products, while 76 percent reported using THC-containing products. "Should not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products that contain THC". "To reduce the risk of recurrence, patients who have been treated ... should not use e-cigarette, or vaping, products", the CDC said in its weekly report. (more...)
NV Attorney General warns against street-sold vaping products NV Attorney General warns against street-sold vaping products
- October 16, 2019

South Korea has reported its first suspicious case of lung illness linked to e-cigarettes, raising an alarm in the society where migration to vaping puffs has been fast. Schuchat said the illness might have more than one cause, and the cause could vary throughout the United States. Symptoms have resulted in multiple-week hospitalizations with some patients requiring mechanical ventilation. (more...)
Rising star Elizabeth` Warren weathers attacks at Democratic White House debate Rising star Elizabeth` Warren weathers attacks at Democratic White House debate
- October 16, 2019

Beto O'Rourke suggested it was "punitive". Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Businessman Tom Steyer , Sen. Elizabeth Warren over her support for Medicare for All . Amid her feud with Facebook over the social media giant's advertising policy, which exempts posts by candidates from third-party fact-checking, Warren is also proposing to "modernize campaign finance law for the digital age". (more...)

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