Medicine


China: Third confirmed case of bubonic plague reported from Inner Mongolia China: Third confirmed case of bubonic plague reported from Inner Mongolia
- November 19, 2019

A doctor who treated one of them said the patient was seen locally but was sent to Beijing after his condition worsened, The Post previously reported . Over the centuries, plague has killed millions of people around the world, most famously during the Black Death , which wiped out almost one-third of Europe's population in the 1300s. (more...)
Wow, Even Obama Thinks the Democratic Candidates Are Too Crazy Wow, Even Obama Thinks the Democratic Candidates Are Too Crazy
- November 19, 2019

The worn president's comments advance at the same time that the occasion - led by the comprehensive enviornment of presidential hopefuls - debates a bunch of sweeping policy proposals. Democratic donors, searching at Biden fight to smash out within the crowded enviornment and liberals admire Warren and Sanders purchase up momentum, have been whispering for weeks that other Democrats ought to serene remember shaking up the flee. (more...)
Trump says he might be willing to testify in impeachment inquiry Trump says he might be willing to testify in impeachment inquiry
- November 19, 2019

In a tweet on Monday Mr Trump said he would "strongly consider" the move after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested it over the weekend. Trump tweeted: "Even though I did nothing wrong, and don't like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea & will, in order to get Congress focused again, strongly consider it!" Mr Trump's July 25 phone call is at the heart of the House of Representatives' Democratic-led inquiry into whether the Republican president misused U.S. (more...)
Do We Really Need Heart Surgeries For Arterial Blockages? Do We Really Need Heart Surgeries For Arterial Blockages?
- November 19, 2019

Current guidelines recommend patients with severe narrowing of their arteries have heart bypass surgery or a stent implanted to restore blood flow. According to the study results, there were no significant differences in the primary study outcome between the invasive and conservative groups (adjusted HR=0.93; 95% CI, 0.80 to 1.08; P=0.34) during study follow-up. (more...)
DOH: Two More Confirmed Cases Of Lung Illnesses Associated With Vaping DOH: Two More Confirmed Cases Of Lung Illnesses Associated With Vaping
- November 18, 2019

If you have recently used a vaping device and are experiencing symptoms including coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, or abdominal pain, see a healthcare provider. But the ages of those impacted by lung injury tend to be younger, with a median age of 24 and almost 4 in 5 patients under 35. Meanwhile, U.S. Senate members have criticized the Food and Drug Administration for taking so long to start regulating vaping products . (more...)
Trump announces rule requiring hospitals to reveal rates Trump announces rule requiring hospitals to reveal rates
- November 18, 2019

The rule , which would take effect in 2021, is meant to improve transparency in a system that officials say in now clear as mud, increasing competition and better enabling consumers to shop for hundreds of medical items and services, including procedures like X-rays and lab tests, doctor care and facility fees. (more...)
Tsitsipas battles back to beat Thiem for ATP Finals title Tsitsipas battles back to beat Thiem for ATP Finals title
- November 18, 2019

It was a great match from both of us, and he really deserves that win. "I have no clue how I performed so well in the next established", said Tsitsipas, the youngest victor of the tournament because Lleyton Hewitt in 2001. Federer earned a break to bring the scores level, but only to fall behind again as Tsitsipas collected a third break with a crushing forehand victor to edge 3-2 in front. (more...)
Trump's failure in Louisiana governor's election offers lessons for 2020 Trump's failure in Louisiana governor's election offers lessons for 2020
- November 18, 2019

As in Louisiana , Kentucky is a deeply conservative state (it voted for Trump by almost 30 points in 2016) and the president had campaigned aggressively for the Republican candidate. Get out and VOTE for @ EddieRispone to be your next Gov!' the Commander-in-chief wrote. Edwards' opponent Eddie Rispone also traveled around the state yesterday to garner support in the runoff. (more...)
With Biden, Warren absent, Sanders is star of California forum With Biden, Warren absent, Sanders is star of California forum
- November 17, 2019

Sanders' campaign has already hired 40 staff members in California, far more than any of his competitors, and is treating the state as comparable to early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire. Biden got the same response from 55 percent, but was viewed as "too conservative" by 28 percent of respondents. Though Obama did not mention anyone by name, the message he delivered before a room of Democratic donors in Washington on Friday was a clear word of caution about the candidacies of ... (more...)
DR Congo launches second Ebola vaccine DR Congo launches second Ebola vaccine
- November 16, 2019

Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. "The development, study, and rapid prequalification of this vaccine show what the global community can do when we prioritize the health needs of vulnerable people". (more...)
Two Cases of Deadly Pneumonic Plague Confirmed in Beijing Two Cases of Deadly Pneumonic Plague Confirmed in Beijing
- November 16, 2019

Though the Canadian government says there hasn't been a verified plague diagnosis in the country since 1939, the USA sees an average of seven diagnoses per year , mostly found in the country's southwest regions, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. (more...)
FDA Warns Dollar Store About Tainted OTC Drugs FDA Warns Dollar Store About Tainted OTC Drugs
- November 16, 2019

Dollar Tree continued to receive the products after the issues were brought to the company's attention, violating the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, according to the letter . "We will remain vigilant in our efforts to protect the USA public form companies who put the health of Americans at risk - whether through manufacturing and distribution of products we regulate or other means", Ashley said. (more...)
Abx Resistance Still a 'Significant Enemy' in U.S — CDC Abx Resistance Still a 'Significant Enemy' in U.S — CDC
- November 15, 2019

A previous report , printed in 2013, estimated that a minimum of 2 million folks within the USA gets an antibiotic-resistant infection annually and that not less than 23,000 individuals die from these infections. Experts say their overuse and misuse have helped make them less effective. "While the CDC's report shows that progress has been made over the past few years to stem antibiotic resistant infections, it also shines a light on the emerging sources of antibiotic resistant infections ... (more...)
Saugus High School Shooting Suspect Was 'Quiet, Smart Kid,' Neighbors say Saugus High School Shooting Suspect Was 'Quiet, Smart Kid,' Neighbors say
- November 15, 2019

Saugus High's security is provided by one unarmed sheriff's deputy and nine "campus supervisors" who act as guards, said to Collyn Nielson, chief administrative officer for the William S. Associated Press reporter Stefanie Dazio in Santa Clarita contributed. Police said he was wounded by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Law enforcement officials are seen outside Saugus High School at Central Park in Santa Clarita, California . (more...)
CDC Report on Antibiotic Resistance Threats Shows Higher Death Toll CDC Report on Antibiotic Resistance Threats Shows Higher Death Toll
- November 15, 2019

Two new ones were added to the urgent category: a deadly superbug yeast called Candida auris which has alarmed health officials around the world; and a family of bacteria, ESBL-producing enterobacteriaceae, which has developed resistance to almost all antibiotics. (more...)
‘Multiple victims’ in school shooting near Los Angeles ‘Multiple victims’ in school shooting near Los Angeles
- November 15, 2019

EST: Nearby Henry Mayo Hospital tweeted that it now has four patients, "three male and one female". The shooter is in grave condition. She said that she also has a 13-year-old daughter at Arroyo Seco Junior High. Deputies had received calls about a family disturbance, said sheriff's Lt. Brandon Dean, and when they arrived, they encountered a man who was in violation of a restraining order and was threatening the family with a 3-foot sword. (more...)
WHO prequalifies first Ebola vaccine WHO prequalifies first Ebola vaccine
- November 15, 2019

United Nations agencies and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance committed to increasing access to immunisation in poor countries can now procure the vaccine for regions at risk of Ebola outbreaks. Another eight vaccines are now undergoing tests. The current-day outbreak within the DRC has killed almost 2,200 contemplating that August 2018, resulting in almost three, 300 conditions. (more...)
Apple Watch accurately detects irregular heartbeats in US study Apple Watch accurately detects irregular heartbeats in US study
- November 15, 2019

That followed Fitbit's partnership in October with USA drugmakers Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer to develop their very own technology to identify atrial fibrillation, a condition that considerably increases the chance of stroke. And that's especially true with the young people, or those who have the condition in the earliest stages and don't have many other risk factors. "Participants didn't have to go to a clinic, they didn't have to go to a hospital", he said. (more...)
San Diego flu activity countywide rise, flu shots advised San Diego flu activity countywide rise, flu shots advised
- November 15, 2019

Dr. Esper said the flu virus is responsible for the most deaths during the virus season. A total of 74 flu cases were reported last week in San Diego County, 22 more than the 52 reported the prior week. Glatt said for these groups especially, it's important to make an appointment with a physician as soon as flu symptoms come on. "They're not familiar with the fact that influenza can cause serious illness, and if it does cause serious illness, oftentimes it can cause hospitalization". (more...)
More people surviving lung cancer, according to new report More people surviving lung cancer, according to new report
- November 15, 2019

Those rates varied by state - ranging from 27.1 in Utah to 92.6 in Kentucky. "After decades of having little to offer adults at high risk for lung cancer, we've entered a new era where we now have evidence that lung cancer screening saves lives, and new targeted therapies and immunotherapy are offering new hope to patients diagnosed with advanced lung cancer", says Richard Wender, MD, chief cancer control officer at the American Cancer Society. (more...)

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