Medicine


Penn Medicine Announces Baby Born From Uterine Transplant From Dead Donor Penn Medicine Announces Baby Born From Uterine Transplant From Dead Donor
- January 12, 2020

There are about a dozen women in the USA who have given birth to their own children after a womb transplant. "When Drew and I started dating romantically, we always knew that we'd have a family of some sort, whether it be through adoption or surrogacy", she said. (more...)
Boots UK sales and profits slump as prescription numbers fall Boots UK sales and profits slump as prescription numbers fall
- January 12, 2020

On Wednesday, a pharmacy chain said net profit in the first quarter fell by nearly 25%, which fell below Wall Street expectations. "The announcement was made in the company's 'Fiscal 2020 first quarter results ", published on 8 January 2020. (more...)
Flu death total increases after 5 more confirmed in Nevada Flu death total increases after 5 more confirmed in Nevada
- January 11, 2020

A CDC expert told the Washington Post that despite this year's flu vaccine not being a match with this particular strain of the flu, a vaccine could still be beneficial. Haupt stressed to reporters Friday that the best way to prevent the flu from spreading is to get vaccinated. "It is not too late to get the vaccine, plenty of supplies available and it is safe", Haupt said". (more...)
Study examines opioid involvement in U.S. drug overdoses Study examines opioid involvement in U.S. drug overdoses
- January 11, 2020

The researchers are anxious that their results are not representative of all deaths related to alcohol because death certificates don't always list alcohol consumption as a cause of death. Among the best will increase had been discovered amongst ladies and individuals who have been center-aged and older. While the overall prevalence of drinking and binge drinking did not change for men between 2000 and 2016, there was a 10.1 percent increase in drinking and a 23.3 percent increase in binge ... (more...)
A&E units treat record number of patients as winter bites A&E units treat record number of patients as winter bites
- January 11, 2020

In December 2019 there was also an increase in four-hour delays from decision to admission, with 98,452 delays, compared to 59,805 in the same month of the previous year. Katherine Henderson, president of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, said the NHS was "struggling to escape its spiral of decline". "The national A&E waiting time target of four hours is 95%, so we know that some people are waiting longer than they should, and we understand that this is frustrating". (more...)
Titans and Ravens final divisional round injury reports Titans and Ravens final divisional round injury reports
- January 11, 2020

Thomas issued a warning to the Titans and quarterback Ryan Tannehill , telling his AFC opponent that passing a lot this weekend won't be good for his health. Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson committed only eight turnovers: six interceptions and two fumbles lost. Henry, who led the National Football League in rushing this season, had 182 yards on 32 carries. (more...)
Woman Allegedly Hits Boyfriend for Leaving Her Dog Out in the Rain Woman Allegedly Hits Boyfriend for Leaving Her Dog Out in the Rain
- January 11, 2020

Indeed, authorities said there was a "marble sized welt and a scratch mark on [his] right eyebrow". Coos County deputies responded to a call around 6:16 p.m. The deputies arrested Morris and brought her in for a booking photo, where she flashed a toothy grimace. It's unclear if she has an attorney at this time. (more...)
China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak
- January 11, 2020

No new case has been detected since January 3. The man, the first victim of the outbreak that began in December, was a regular buyer at the seafood market, who had been previously diagnosed with abdominal tumours and chronic liver disease, the health authority said. (more...)
Colorado man's death not caused by vaping illness — CDC Colorado man's death not caused by vaping illness — CDC
- January 11, 2020

Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health for MDHHS. Officials did not release more information about the victim, citing privacy laws. The term EVALI is used among health officials as shorthand for "e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury". So far, no specific brand of device or e-liquid has been identified. (more...)
Cigarettes can also be unsafe for mental health Cigarettes can also be unsafe for mental health
- January 10, 2020

The main task of the researchers was to find out how smokers have a high susceptibility to the occurrence of mental health problems. A total of 2,138 students enrolled in this research work. A final score of 0-13 was for no or minimal depression; 4-19 for mild depression; 20-28 for moderate depression and 29-63 for severe depression. The findings, published Wednesday in PLOS ONE , showed that among the students who smoke, the rates of clinical depression were two to three times higher ... (more...)
California governor proposes more than $1 billion toward homelessness California governor proposes more than $1 billion toward homelessness
- January 10, 2020

The Democratic governor wants the nation's most populous state to contract with generic drug companies to make medications on its behalf so it could sell them to its almost 40 million residents. The private market has also created a similar arrangement through Civica Rx, a nonprofit funded by hundreds of hospitals that contracts with private manufacturers to produce generic drugs. (more...)
Could drinking green tea help you live longer? Could drinking green tea help you live longer?
- January 10, 2020

Habitual drinkers of this tea in China have a 22% lower risk of fatal heart disease or stroke, and 15% lower risk of premature death by any cause, compared to those who seldom if ever drink tea, the new research showed. But these benefits were only seen in those who drank green tea, not black tea. Translation: while we don't have enough evidence to make any conclusions about tea, we do know that it won't hurt you - and may even have some mild health benefits (except for weight loss ... (more...)
Amazfit CES 2020 lineup includes insane cheap AirPods rival and new smartwatches Amazfit CES 2020 lineup includes insane cheap AirPods rival and new smartwatches
- January 10, 2020

Alongside the rugged T-Rex, Amazfit also brought the Bip S which is a more traditional offering that aims to deliver unrivaled battery life alongside all the fitness and health tracking features weve come to expect. The premium treadmill utilizes high-quality slat belt technology for a comfortable run up to 12 miles per hour. Amazfit is also announcing a more affordable connected model: Amazfit AirRun . (more...)
Hundreds of Seattle Students Excluded From School for Missing Vaccination Deadline Hundreds of Seattle Students Excluded From School for Missing Vaccination Deadline
- January 10, 2020

A newly passed Washington law mandates that all children need to be fully vaccinated in order to attend public schools unless they have submitted a completed a religious or medical certificate of exemption. The majority of the people who got measles were unvaccinated, the CDC says. The global measles outlook for 2019 was no better, with major outbreaks in regions around the world and more than 400,000 measles cases reported to the World Health Organization in early November. (more...)
Measles epidemic in DRC has killed more than 6 000 Measles epidemic in DRC has killed more than 6 000
- January 10, 2020

In December, the South Pacific island nation of Samoa lifted a six-week emergency after bringing a deadly measles outbreak under control . The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday said some 310,000 suspected cases of the disease have been reported since then. (more...)
Doctors advise people to be on high alert this flu season Doctors advise people to be on high alert this flu season
- January 10, 2020

Anthony Fauci. A Windsor-Essex resident has died from the flu, becoming the first confirmed influenza death this season. Nine more flu-related deaths were reported in North Carolina, bringing the state total to 21 amid "widespread activity", officials say. (more...)
Flu season hit hard in Pennsylvania Flu season hit hard in Pennsylvania
- January 10, 2020

This can make vaccination against the illness especially hard. Flu vaccines are offered at health care providers' offices, clinics, county health departments, pharmacies, schools, college health centers and from many employers. "The flu is serious and can be deadly, which is why it is extremely important that Pennsylvanians are receiving their flu vaccine now", said Dr. Levine. (more...)
Study finds no significant link between using talc and ovarian cancer risk Study finds no significant link between using talc and ovarian cancer risk
- January 09, 2020

In 2006, the International Agency for Research in Cancer, which falls under the World Health Organization, classified the use of talc in the genital area as "possibly carcinogenic to humans". The genesis of the cancer cases is linked to talcum , which is said to contain asbestos, known to cause cancer. The company's lawyers have tried to convince juries that cancer in women is caused by other factors, including genetic and lifestyle issues. (more...)
Medical Health Officers Say Start Low and Go Slow With Cannabis Edibles Medical Health Officers Say Start Low and Go Slow With Cannabis Edibles
- January 09, 2020

Roderick said he could not name which stores have received shipments of edibles for security reasons, but said they were all outside the GTA. The OCS said 59 new products, including a variety of vapes, edibles and a tea, will hit store shelves on Monday and be available for sale online effective January 16. (more...)
World Health Organization says mysterious illness in China likely being caused by new virus World Health Organization says mysterious illness in China likely being caused by new virus
- January 09, 2020

It said that according to Chinese authorities, the virus behind the Wuhan cases can cause severe illness in some patients and does not appear to pass easily from person to person. "Preliminary identification of a novel virus in a short period of time is a notable achievement", Galea said in a statement, adding that it "demonstrates China's increased capacity to manage new outbreaks". (more...)

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