Medical


Hip and knee surgeons to use Apple Watch to monitor patients Hip and knee surgeons to use Apple Watch to monitor patients
- October 18, 2018

The study, which launches Monday , could have as many as 10,000 participants in the US, Zimmer Biomet said. Apple has been steadily adding health features to its eponymous watch. "We believe one of the best ways to empower consumers is by giving them the ability to use their health and activity information to improve their own care", said Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Apple, in a statement. (more...)
Many Dietary Supplements Tainted With Drug Ingredients Many Dietary Supplements Tainted With Drug Ingredients
- October 18, 2018

Gizmodo notes that the FDA does regularly screen supplement products for unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients, usually added to enhance the product's advertised effects. Researchers at the California Department of Public Health combed through a Food and Drug Administration database of contaminated supplements for 2007 to 2016. (more...)
Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Like Polio Found Among Kids in 22 States Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Like Polio Found Among Kids in 22 States
- October 17, 2018

First recognized in 2014, AFM remains mysterious. No one knows what causes AFM, although a virus or viruses are suspected. The disease is marked by a sudden onset of weakness and loss of muscle tone in the arms and legs caused by an attack on the nervous system and spinal cord. (more...)
Mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states — CDC
- October 17, 2018

The MDH says the case is now being reviewed, and did not provide information regarding where in the state this particular case was diagnosed, or whether or not the child is in the hospital. Last year, one child died of the disease. "Right now we know that poliovirus is not the cause of these AFM cases", she said. The following year, there were 22 confirmed cases in 17 states, and 2016 saw 149 cases in 39 jurisdictions, including D.C. (more...)
127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says
- October 17, 2018

Officials at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City said two cases of AFM have been confirmed at the hospital. Between August 2014 and September 2018, 362 cases were confirmed by the CDC. She said that most AFM cases occur in the late summer and fall. What happens to patients down the line is unclear; some recover quickly, while others may need long-term care. (more...)
Maryland Health Officials Confirm 5 Possible Cases Of Polio-Like Illness
- October 17, 2018

Nancy Messonnier , director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . One case of a polio-like disease has been confirmed in MA, the Department of Public Health announced. (more...)
Maryland officials confirm first cases of flu for the season
- October 16, 2018

Florida has seen its first flu death of the 2018-19 season. As we head into the heart of flu season, Dr. Mallika Marshall provides the facts you need to know to keep you and your family safe. 30 percent of the respondents thought flu shot is a conspiracy. First is to get a flu shot, Mary-Ann Rock, the Manager of communicable disease and control department of the Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge Health Unit, says that the flu shot is targeted to combat influenza, adding that it is the best ... (more...)
Breast cancer awareness starts with your own breast health Breast cancer awareness starts with your own breast health
- October 16, 2018

After participating in the first Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk in Queens in October 2016, Falconer said the group was inspired to raise funds. "You either go into flight of fight mode", she said. Professor Anthony Swerdlow, Professor of Epidemiology at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, said: "Many lifestyle, genetic and other factors together contribute to a woman's risk of breast cancer, and having children is known to have a complex effect on breast cancer risk". (more...)
Local Non - Profit Breast Cancer Organization Stepping into Spotlight during Awareness Month Local Non - Profit Breast Cancer Organization Stepping into Spotlight during Awareness Month
- October 15, 2018

Aiello also commended Olean firefighters for wearing pink in October in recognition of those who have fought the disease. The hashtag #55000Reasons is a campaign by Breast Cancer Now on twitter to allow those affected by the disease to share their reasons to why it is fundamental for breast cancer services to receive funding by the NHS. (more...)
Births by C-secs doubled between 2000 & 2015: Lancet Births by C-secs doubled between 2000 & 2015: Lancet
- October 14, 2018

C-sections are considered medically necessary when the duration or logistics of vaginal delivery would put the birth parent or baby in danger - say , in the event of fetal infection - according to the Mayo Clinic. The procedure scars the womb, which can lead to bleeding, ectopic pregnancies, as well as stillbirths and premature future births. The proportion of births carried out by caesarean section out in the United Kingdom has increased from 19.7 per cent in 2000 to 26.2 per cent in 2015, ... (more...)
Supporting Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month Supporting Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients During Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- October 14, 2018

Overweight and obese women have a higher risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. We need to be funding more research. As a new business in the community, Larson says it feels great to be a part of such an incredible cause. As oncology nurses, we are uniquely positioned to proactively address the disparity in breast cancer mortality in the United States . She is also, involved in community outreach and breast health education. (more...)
Lady Gaga co-writes powerful essay for World Mental Health Day Lady Gaga co-writes powerful essay for World Mental Health Day
- October 13, 2018

The researchers said past year was the third hottest on record, and 2016 was the hottest ever and more people are struggling with mental health issues now than any other time in history. She said the programmes outlined for the celebrations include public lecture, appearances on various media platforms, a health walk, outreach screening programmes, and Open Day at all Mental Health facilities for public interactions. (more...)
6th child in Puget Sound may have nervous system disorder 6th child in Puget Sound may have nervous system disorder
- October 13, 2018

The condition has gained attention in the past week after the parents of a 2-year-old Batavia girl came forward to share their story to raise awareness. From August 2014 to August 2018, the CDC reported receiving information that there had been a total of 362 cases, most of which affected children. 14 cases have been reported in Colorado, and six cases are being investigated in Minnesota. (more...)
Consumers will be protected in CVS-Aetna merger Consumers will be protected in CVS-Aetna merger
- October 13, 2018

The Justice Department said that the divestiture was a condition to winning final approval. CVS Health Corp.'s plan to buy Aetna Inc . for $69 billion was cleared by US antitrust regulators Wednesday, paving the way for the nation's largest pharmacy chain to acquire one of the largest health care insurers. (more...)
Polio-Like Disease AFM Is Affecting Kids Around the Country Polio-Like Disease AFM Is Affecting Kids Around the Country
- October 13, 2018

Doctors at Oishei Children's Hospital are looking into a suspected case of Acute flaccid myelitis - a rare polio-like condition that causes partial paralysis in kids. She will soon be transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center where she will continue physical therapy. Answering that question is complicated said Mark Schleiss, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. (more...)
Senate deal confirms 15 more Trump judges Senate deal confirms 15 more Trump judges
- October 13, 2018

Trump didn't help by apologising to Kavanaugh and his family for their "pain and suffering", says Jennifer Rubin in the Washington Post . "When they go low, we kick them", former Attorney General Eric H. With Republican challenger Kevin Cramer opening up a clear margin over incumbent Heidi Heitkamp , the North Dakota Senate race looks all but over now, according to multiple insiders. (more...)
WHO underlines youth and mental health in changing world WHO underlines youth and mental health in changing world
- October 13, 2018

Most employees (72 per cent) want employers to champion the cause of mental health and well-being, according to a survey published today - World Mental Health Day . "The challenges are to help people understand that it is an illness and there are medicines and treatment available". "They need support", she said. Present estimates show people with mental illnesses account for almost 6.5% of India's population and is projected to increase to 20% by2020. (more...)
Climate change responsible for depression, anxiety Climate change responsible for depression, anxiety
- October 13, 2018

It was found that those who experienced Katrina had a 4 percent more risk of mental health issues. For the study, researchers combed through a decade's-worth of data from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System , which had 2 million people self-assess their state of mental well-being. (more...)
USC closes campus ahead of Hurricane Michael USC closes campus ahead of Hurricane Michael
- October 13, 2018

Below are aerial shots of Mexico Beach before and after Hurricane Michael made landfall on Wednesday. In Mexico Beach, population 1,000, the storm shattered homes, leaving floating piles of lumber. The sheer force of Hurricane Michael has been well analysed, but it's only when you see the everyday stuff of people's lives crushed, broken, smashed to pieces , that you realise they will be living with this long after we have gone. (more...)
World in mental health crisis of 'monumental suffering', say experts World in mental health crisis of 'monumental suffering', say experts
- October 12, 2018

People would rather be perceived as being lazy than having a mental health problem, so leaders must reassure people there are no stigmas around mental health . The plan, established in conjunction between the EIS and UK Sport, aims to take care of athlete's mental health needs as well as their physical health. (more...)
Lady Gaga Pens Brutally Honest Letter About Mental Health Lady Gaga Pens Brutally Honest Letter About Mental Health
- October 12, 2018

The project is important to Marc because it reminds young people that many others have had similar experiences with mental health issues. Currently, too little attention is paid to the issue, as a result of which tens of thousands of people suffer in silence. (more...)
Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax Trump calls Kavanaugh sexual assault claims a hoax
- October 11, 2018

On Oct. 6, Kavanagh was confirmed to the court by a vote of 50-48 in the Senate , a slim victory after multiple women had accused him of sexual misconduct . "The complaints do not pertain to any conduct in which Judge Kavanaugh engaged as a judge", said Henderson. The spectacle, in which more accusers and corroborators came forward, nearly derailed Kavanaugh's nomination. (more...)
More Cases of Rare 'Polio-Like' Illness Pop Up Around the US
- October 11, 2018

Doctors call severe cases of AFM a polio-like illness where people will have paralyzed limbs. AFM typically affects young children and creates polio-like symptoms. Outside of IL, there are now a few dozen cases of AFM in the United States. The department of health says the main symptom to look for is a sudden loss of feeling in arms and legs. (more...)
Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does' Murkowski on Trump: I know Alaska 'better than he does'
- October 11, 2018

McConnell told The Associated Press on Wednesday the gender gap "clearly is wider than it used to be". Opinion polls show Democratic voters are more enthusiastic about voting in the congressional elections, but Republicans have narrowed the gap in recent weeks and are using the Kavanaugh battle to try to get their voters excited about turning out. (more...)
What is acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like disorder affecting kids? What is acute flaccid myelitis, the mysterious polio-like disorder affecting kids?
- October 11, 2018

For example, in Minnesota, cases of AFM were generally stagnant at about one case per year, but now six children have been confirmed to have AFM in 2018 alone. All of the cases involve infants or children under the age of six. "Cases have been reported from the Twin Cities, central Minnesota and northeastern Minnesota", the state health department said in a statement. (more...)
Focus on children's mental health, WHO urges African leaders Focus on children's mental health, WHO urges African leaders
- October 10, 2018

The op-ed also mentioned new research they hope will help in "scaling up" the global push to provide access to mental health care, turning it into a worldwide effort, "similar to the movement for HIV/AIDS". "Instead of treating those facing mental health conditions with the compassion we would offer to someone with a physical injury or illness, we ostracize, blame and condemn", the essay continued, adding that funding to help mental illness around the world is terribly low. (more...)
Royal rewear: Duchess Kate steps out in recycled Emilia Wickstead dress Royal rewear: Duchess Kate steps out in recycled Emilia Wickstead dress
- October 10, 2018

The 10 October marks World Mental Health Day , which Kate, William and Harry have shown an interest in for the past couple of years, as part of their Royal Foundation charity. The Duchess previously wore the dress, named the "Kate", during an appearance in Hamburg, Germany last summer when she and William took a royal tour with children Prince George and Princess Charlotte . (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh takes his place on bench Brett Kavanaugh takes his place on bench
- October 10, 2018

Kavanaugh said he joins the Supreme Court "with gratitude and no bitterness". Biskupic described the scene as Kavanaugh listened to arguments for the first time and the significance of hearing him addressed by his new title. WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said Monday he was apologizing on behalf of the whole country to his new conservative Supreme Court justice after one of the most contentious confirmation processes in U.S. (more...)
Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony
- October 10, 2018

The president went on to describe the Kavanaugh hearings as unjust to the man he appointed for a seat on the Supreme Court. Democrats who vowed to impeach Brett Kavanaugh even before he was sworn in as associate justice of the Supreme Court will have to contend with the Constitution, points out Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz. (more...)
Free flu vaccine clinics this week at Community Hospital East Free flu vaccine clinics this week at Community Hospital East
- October 10, 2018

It is important to stress that the flu vaccine offered to those aged 65-74 this winter still provides protection. The flu shot should be at least 60 percent effective. "People need to not let the ideal be the enemy of the good", said Mark Schleiss, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Alas, now I do not know if there is already a new batch of vaccines in the sale, as before, all medicines must undergo a mandatory certification. (more...)