Medicine


Joe Biden mocked for 'no malarkey' campaign pledge Joe Biden mocked for 'no malarkey' campaign pledge
- December 05, 2019

Senators Elizabeth Warren , Bernie Sanders , and a fast-rising Pete Buttigieg , the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana. "And there is no way, and no reason that the nominee of this party should be decided before Nevada and SC vote", a senior Biden official told reporters on a call in September.But while the campaign has downplayed the importance of the state for overall victory, they haven't shied away from investing time or money there.Biden has spent more time in Iowa than any other ... (more...)
Once-a-month birth control pill being examined by researchers Once-a-month birth control pill being examined by researchers
- December 05, 2019

The current study builds on previous work by the MIT researchers, looking at ways to deliver daily medications - including those for HIV and malaria - on a monthly basis. Dr Giovanni Traverso, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, and a gastroenterologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital , said: "Through the development of these technologies, we aim". (more...)
Toothbrushing three times a day cuts heart problems Toothbrushing three times a day cuts heart problems
- December 05, 2019

The study involved 161,286 people in Korea who had no history of heart problems. The study's conclusion, captured by the American Heart Association, found that the individuals who brushed less than twice a day for under two minutes had a "three-fold increased risk" of heart failure, heart attack and stroke than those who brushed at least twice a day for at least two minutes. (more...)
HIV prevention isn't reaching enough people to make a difference HIV prevention isn't reaching enough people to make a difference
- December 05, 2019

In a call with reporters Tuesday, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS ) Secretary Alex Azar announced the program called Ready, Set, PrEP under which individuals who have tested negative for HIV and have a valid, on-label prescription can access the pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, medication. (more...)
Scientists say China gene-editing experiment failed, may have created mutations Scientists say China gene-editing experiment failed, may have created mutations
- December 05, 2019

But on December 3, the MIT Technology Review published excerpts from He's manuscripts - titled "Birth of Twins After Genome Editing for HIV Resistance - which he had been trying to get published in journals such as Nature and JAMA ". (more...)
Permanent Hair Dyes And Straighteners Increase Women's Risks Of Breast Cancer Permanent Hair Dyes And Straighteners Increase Women's Risks Of Breast Cancer
- December 05, 2019

Noting that the study only tracked a small cohort of women who developed breast cancer and omitted to control for other cancer risks such as age and health history, more research is needed to link the use of either hair treatment to breast cancer . (more...)
Doctors bring dead heart 'back to life' in groundbreaking scientific procedure Doctors bring dead heart 'back to life' in groundbreaking scientific procedure
- December 04, 2019

DCD stands for "Donation after Circulatory Death" and it occurs after the heart has stopped beating and the person has been declared dead. The doctors at Duke University in North Carolina reanimated the heart of a deceased donor this past Sunday (Dec. (more...)
Raising awareness on World AIDS Day Raising awareness on World AIDS Day
- December 04, 2019

Latest official estimates by United Nations agencies show that Africa is far off track in reducing new HIV infections among children and young people and is unlikely to reduce new infections in young people substantially before 2030 due to an anticipated doubling of the adolescent population. (more...)
Why Everyone Is Talking About That Bizarre 2017 Clip of Joe Biden Why Everyone Is Talking About That Bizarre 2017 Clip of Joe Biden
- December 03, 2019

Biden and a POLITICO Magazine article recently reported how Obama had confided in another that his former vice president "really doesn't have it" when it comes to an intimate connection with voters. "And by the way, you know I sit on the stand, and it'd get hot. It's the Biden plan", he said. The Iowa caucus on February 3 will be Democrats' first nominating contest. (more...)
World Health Organization warns measles resurgent as Samoa deaths rise World Health Organization warns measles resurgent as Samoa deaths rise
- December 03, 2019

In just over two weeks, the official death toll has jumped more than ten-fold to 53 on Monday, the Samoan government said. The government said nearly 200 new measles cases had been recorded since Sunday, with the rate of infection showing no sign of slowing despite a compulsory mass vaccination programme. (more...)
Samoa measles deaths rise above 50, mostly small children Samoa measles deaths rise above 50, mostly small children
- December 02, 2019

Of the 48 deaths, 44 where among children under the age of four. Of the total deaths, 50 involved children under the age of 15. "The Samoan health system is under serious strain with growing numbers of people, many of whom are very young, needing complex care as a result of the measles outbreak", Foreign Minister Winston Peters said in a statement Friday. (more...)
Three Ebola workers killed in troubled eastern DR Congo Three Ebola workers killed in troubled eastern DR Congo
- December 01, 2019

The injured were ministry of health and WHO staff. "The last strongholds of the virus were in these areas", WHO's Ryan said. On Tuesday, WHO said it had moved 49 Ebola-response staff out of the eastern town of Beni as insecurity in the area surged. (more...)
Loudspeakers are bringing fish back to coral reefs
- December 01, 2019

The researchers found that twice as many fish came to and stayed near the dead plots where the speakers were functioning than those with no sound plays. Coral reefs are among the many victims-in-the-making of climate change , but new research offers an ingenious approach for healing them. Why do healthy coral sounds make a difference? 'Acoustic enrichment is a promising technique for management on a local basis, ' said. (more...)
Measles epidemic: Samoa's death toll rises to 42 Measles epidemic: Samoa's death toll rises to 42
- November 29, 2019

The Samoa Ministry of Health confirmed 243 more cases had been recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2437 on Tuesday. Eighteen of those to die had not reached their first birthday - a further 20 were between one and four. But overstretched medical services are struggling to contain the outbreak. "The team has also established a portable eight-bed critical care unit to ensure the most vulnerable patients receive the care they need". (more...)
First case of the flu First case of the flu
- November 28, 2019

At least 16 people have died so far this year as health authorities embark on a "robust nationwide influenza vaccination drive" to protect the population against the flu virus. Frequent handwashing and covering coughs and sneezes with a tissue or a sleeve can also reduce the spread of influenza. Children can also have mild stomach upset due to influenza. (more...)
Second vaping-related death in MI heightens state warnings Second vaping-related death in MI heightens state warnings
- November 28, 2019

State health officials announced this week that a second person in MI has died from complications linked to vaping. It released no other information, citing confidentiality reasons. Officials have more evidence that a chemical called vitamin E acetate is playing a role in the recent vaping outbreak, which has sickened thousands of Americans. (more...)
World first HIV positive sperm bank in NZ World first HIV positive sperm bank in NZ
- November 28, 2019

He said the campaign was important as it conveys to Nigerians living with HIV that their undetectable viral load protects their own health, the health of their families and prevents new HIV infections. The World Health Organization (WHO) issued new recommendations on Wednesday to help countries reach the 8.1 million people living with HIV who are yet to be diagnosed, and who are therefore unable to obtain lifesaving treatment. (more...)
Amazon Alexa will now sound excited or even disappointed Amazon Alexa will now sound excited or even disappointed
- November 27, 2019

The soft launch of the medication management features now only includes customers of the Giant Eagle Pharmacy chain. For the initial launch, Amazon partnered with Giant Eagle Pharmacy, which operates pharmacies in 200 locations in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. (more...)
Millennial mayor Pete Buttigieg, 37, surges into second place among Democrats Millennial mayor Pete Buttigieg, 37, surges into second place among Democrats
- November 27, 2019

The average, which incorporates national polls taken up through November 25th, showed Biden leading nationally with 28.2%; followed by Sanders with 17.8%; Warren with 16.7%; and Buttigieg with 10.5%. Sanders led the Democratic primary field with 26 percent support among primary voters, trailed by Buttigieg at 22 percent. In a race between Biden, Buttigieg, Sanders and Warren, 35% of potential Democratic primary voters say they'd vote for Biden. (more...)
Novartis (NVS) to Acquire The Medicines Company for $9.7B
- November 27, 2019

Through the definitive agreement, which was unanimously approved by the Board of Directors of both companies , Novartis AG will acquire The Medicines Company at a price of $85 per share in an all-cash transaction. The near-term product launch is expected to contribute to the Group sales from 2021. Though the targeted market holds significant potential, competition is stiff from the likes of Amgen's AMGN Repatha and Regeneron and Sanofi's SNY Praluent. (more...)

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