Medicine


Judge Blocks Trump's Health Insurance Requirement For Immigrants Judge Blocks Trump's Health Insurance Requirement For Immigrants
- November 04, 2019

U.S. District Judge Michael Simon granted a temporary restraining order that will keep Trump's rule from being implemented on Sunday, according to the Associated Press . The study also found that only 30 percent of American immigrants had public health insurance, as opposed to 36 percent of citizens who had been born in the United States. (more...)
Shocking moment journalist is diagnosed with breast cancer during live, on-air mammogram Shocking moment journalist is diagnosed with breast cancer during live, on-air mammogram
- November 02, 2019

Shifa distributed hundreds of leaflets among university students. According to reports, there were 10,924 cancer patients in Quetta from 1998 to 2009 and 10,000 from 2014 to 2017. The oncologists have expressed concerns over the high incidence of breast cancer among women and urged the government to launch programmes to scale up public awareness regarding the causes and prevention of the ailment to save the people. (more...)
Elizabeth Warren Casually Admits Medicare For All Will Kill 2 Million Jobs Elizabeth Warren Casually Admits Medicare For All Will Kill 2 Million Jobs
- November 01, 2019

Health care - and how to pay for it - remains the top issue of concern for Democratic primary voters, according to the CBS News Battleground Tracker poll of the first 18 states voting through Super Tuesday. "We don't need to raise taxes on the middle class by one penny", Warren wrote. Since then, pressure mounted on her to deliver the details on funding. (more...)
Hackles rise as Chicago teachers strike drags into day 10 Hackles rise as Chicago teachers strike drags into day 10
- November 01, 2019

CHICAGO-The 300,000 students of Chicago's public schools went a ninth day without classes on October 29 as district officials and striking teachers returned to the bargaining table, where they're trying to hash out the union's demands on class size, support staff, and pay. (more...)
Getting measles 'resets' the body's immune system Getting measles 'resets' the body's immune system
- November 01, 2019

The measles vaccine protects the immune system's memory from being deleted by the virus in the first place - and if a patient gets measles, they may want to get booster shots for all their previous vaccines, like hepatitis and polio, to mitigate the effects of immune amnesia, said the Harvard Medical School press release . (more...)
Flu shots available now for general public Flu shots available now for general public
- November 01, 2019

The vaccine available in Kingston includes protection against the H1N1, H3N2 and influenza B strains. Nearly two weeks ago, local public health recommended people 65 years or older receive one of two vaccines specifically designed for elderly people, including Fluzone High-Dose, which provides protection against three strains of influenza and contains four times the amount of antigen as a regular flu shot, and Fluzone Quadrivalent, which protects against four strains of influenza. (more...)
Poor evidence cannabis improves mental health Poor evidence cannabis improves mental health
- October 31, 2019

The authors found little evidence that the products were safe and effective in treating six common disorders: depression , anxiety, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Tourette syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder and psychosis. "There is very low quality evidence that pharmaceutical THC (with or without CBD ) leads to a small improvement in symptoms of anxiety among individuals with other medical conditions", the report said. (more...)
Facebook unveils its first foray into personal digital healthcare tools Facebook unveils its first foray into personal digital healthcare tools
- October 30, 2019

Facebook said citing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that tens of millions of people in the USA do not receive recommended preventive care, which not only detects disease early but also prevent it from developing. "By incorporating prevention reminders into platforms persons are accessing day-after-day, we're giving individuals the instruments they should be proactive about their coronary heart well being", stated Dr. (more...)
Hopes rise for new TB vaccine after early trial shows 'astonishing' results Hopes rise for new TB vaccine after early trial shows 'astonishing' results
- October 30, 2019

A chronic lung disease that is curable, TB was one of the top 10 killers worldwide previous year, particularly in developing countries. That's all the more critical as TB becomes drug-resistant and hard to treat. It was conducted in tuberculosis-endemic regions, at 11 sites in Kenya , South Africa and Zambia ( www.clinicaltrials.gov NCT01755598). David Lewinsohn, a TB expert, told the BBC the potential vaccine was a "real game changer". (more...)
Reused syringes blamed for nearly 900 children infected with HIV in Pakistan
- October 29, 2019

When officials descended on Ratodero to investigate, they discovered that numerous infected children had gone to the same paediatrician, Muzaffar Ghanghro, who served the city's poorest families and appeared to be at the centre of the outbreak. (more...)
Mylan Pharmaceuticals recalls Xanax anti-anxiety medication Mylan Pharmaceuticals recalls Xanax anti-anxiety medication
- October 29, 2019

Mylan Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Alprazolam Tablets, a prescription drug typically sold under the name brand Xanax. The tablets affected are designated by lot number 8082708 and the national drug code is 0378-4003-05. (more...)
Amazon Buys Healthcare Start-Up Health Navigator Amazon Buys Healthcare Start-Up Health Navigator
- October 28, 2019

When Amazon announced its employee healthcare program in September it said the new service combines "the best of both virtual and in-person care" by offering virtual visits, in-person primary care visits at patients' homes or offices and prescription delivery. (more...)
DNC Raises Qualifying Requirements for December Democratic Presidential Debate DNC Raises Qualifying Requirements for December Democratic Presidential Debate
- October 28, 2019

The DNC said that PBS NewsHour and Politico will co-host the showdown. The Golden State is playing a larger role this cycle in determining the Democratic presidential nominee. The increased thresholds could prove problematic for several candidates who will be on the debate stage in November. They are Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro of Texas, and former Rep. (more...)
Flu shot free for all Manitobans Flu shot free for all Manitobans
- October 28, 2019

The flu season normally starts towards the end of the fall, but seasonal influenza is reportedly starting much earlier this year. The previous year, there were 46 deaths, 35 ICU admissions and 505 hospitalizations. Vaccination with the flu vaccine helps your body recognize the flu viruses so it can protect you. Folks can also prevent the spread of the flu by shielding their coughs and sneezes and washing their hands frequently, Roussin said. (more...)
CDC: Vaping-related lung injuries rise to 1,604 cases nationwide CDC: Vaping-related lung injuries rise to 1,604 cases nationwide
- October 25, 2019

Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. Another 11 patients say they vaped nicotine only, fewer than five patients reported vaping CBD, and for a handful of patients, the substance vaped is unknown. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is investigating a teen's death that could be related to vaping. The CDC has reported that all patients in the outbreak had a history of using e-cigarette products, and most have reported a history of using products ... (more...)
Bernie Sanders says he'd back Joe Biden or any other Dem nominee Bernie Sanders says he'd back Joe Biden or any other Dem nominee
- October 25, 2019

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Ocasio-Cortez again promoted her story. Warren returned the compliment when asked about Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement of Sanders over the weekend. Ocasio-Cortez shared with the crowd at the pressure she has felt since becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress made her "appreciate the enormous, consistent and non-stop advocacy" of Sanders. (more...)
People urged to take part in National Drug Take Back Day People urged to take part in National Drug Take Back Day
- October 24, 2019

DEA and law enforcement can not accept devices containing lithium ion batteries. Do your part to make this Saturday's Drug Take Back Day a success - together, we can make a difference. on October 26. Studies have also shown a link between the availability of prescription and illicit drugs and the likelihood of abuse. "And if it's not disposed of properly, then there could be environmental issues". (more...)
Pitt County offering flu shot vaccines without appointments Pitt County offering flu shot vaccines without appointments
- October 24, 2019

County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis said in a statement. The CDC states that you can get the flu shot during any trimester of your pregnancy, but you must get the Tdap shot in the third trimester. Because of this, she says, "it took a little bit longer to get out". The government will launch its annual free flu vaccination program on November 15 at hospitals and other medical facilities throughout Taiwan, a month later than usual, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director-General ... (more...)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 22 Pink Beauty Products Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 22 Pink Beauty Products
- October 24, 2019

The Sea of Pink Walk for Breast Cancer in Barefoot Bay, Florida. The Pretty in Pink keycap mod extension kit is available in a group buy (similar to Kickstarter or any other crowd-funding platform) and aren't due to be shipped until April 2020. (more...)
Disneyland visitor had measles, may have exposed others Disneyland visitor had measles, may have exposed others
- October 23, 2019

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued an advisory last night confirming that an L.A. County resident with the highly contagious disease visited the Anaheim amusement park on October 16 as well as a Los Angeles Starbucks on Sepulveda Blvd. (more...)

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