Medical


Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and other improvements Google Fit update brings home screen widgets and other improvements
- December 13, 2018

Your most recent workout will also appear on your phone's home screen, and when you log a workout in your journal manually, you'll be able to set a custom activity level. Coming to your wrist on Wear OS , Google says that "Fit will now guide you through a breathing exercise to help you unwind and relax". All Fit users on Wear OS and Android should see this update this week. (more...)
Kavanaugh sides with liberals in Planned Parenthood case Kavanaugh sides with liberals in Planned Parenthood case
- December 11, 2018

The court's action showed a split among the panel's conservatives, and might indicate a reluctance by the majority to take on controversial cases at a time when the Supreme Court is in the political spotlight. "We won't stop fighting for every patient who relies on Planned Parenthood for lifesaving, life-changing care". "The question presented also affects the rights of the States", which are dissaded from making policy decisions they believe to be in the public interest by threats of ... (more...)
"Say no to raw dough" says the CDC
- December 11, 2018

For example, in 2016, an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to raw flour impacted 63 people across the country, according to the CDC. The CDC is using this holiday season to remind all the bakers out there that eating or tasting unbaked products can make you sick. (more...)
This is the best time to get your flu vaccines This is the best time to get your flu vaccines
- December 09, 2018

More than 40 percent of children went without flu vaccines, and about half of adults. People who have a severe allergy to the flu vaccine or any of its ingredients should not get the flu vaccine. "This flu vaccine is a good match; it was updated this year to provide better coverage to the different strains of the flu", she said. When that is not possible or the condition is urgent, but not life-threatening, people are urged to visit an urgent care facility or a walk-in clinic instead of the ... (more...)
Doctors blame tap water in neti pot for brain-eating amoeba
- December 08, 2018

The 69 year-old, who has not been named, was taken to the Swedish Medical Center near her home in Seattle after suffering a seizure this year. " It's such an incredibly uncommon disease it was not on anyone's radar that this initial nose sore would be related to her brain ", Piper said. (more...)
Man Dies After Coughing Up Lung's Bronchial Tree Man Dies After Coughing Up Lung's Bronchial Tree
- December 08, 2018

The "rare" intact blood clot was coughed up by a 36-year-old man, who had been hospitalised for heart failure . While being treated in hospital, he started coughing up blood and mucus, which apparently increased the strain on his lungs, and doctors had started treating him with oxygen tanks. (more...)
Ever Baby Born Following A Uterus Transplant From A Deceased Donor Ever Baby Born Following A Uterus Transplant From A Deceased Donor
- December 07, 2018

She has a disease called Mayer-Rokitansky-Kuster-Hauser Syndrome, commonly known as congenital uterine absence. The deceased uterus donor was a 45-year old woman who died from a subarachnoid hemorrhage. But Dr. Tullius said surrogacy comes with its own challenges, from compensation to the ethics of asking a woman to undergo the rigours of pregnancy. (more...)
Karnataka: Villagers want lake drained after HIV-positive woman drowns in it Karnataka: Villagers want lake drained after HIV-positive woman drowns in it
- December 07, 2018

It is claimed by reports from that the lake serves as the source of water to about 15 thousand people in Navalagunda taluk's Moraba village and as soon as they came to know that the lady was infected by HIV they have decided not to use water from that lake. (more...)
ECG app coming to Apple Watch Series 4 today ECG app coming to Apple Watch Series 4 today
- December 07, 2018

Tim Cook said in an interview today that improving people's health will be Apple's greatest contribution to mankind . This ECG feature will be available for the users using Apple Watch in the U.S. In order to take an ECG, users just need to place their finger on the digital crown and rest will be done by the Watch. It is also important to note that you must keep your expectations in check with the ECG feature. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez Claim About Pentagon Wrong — WashPost Ocasio-Cortez Claim About Pentagon Wrong — WashPost
- December 07, 2018

A 2017 report from advocacy group Pay Our Interns found that in the Senate, just more than half of Republicans paid interns, while only 32 percent of Democrats did. If that's the case, they can cut down on staff to pay them well. Kamala Harris, Virginia Democrat Mark Warner and New York Democrat Chuck Schumer. Soon, Democrats may have one of those send-them-to-Gimbels/send-them-to-Macy's moment on their hands just in time for Christmas. (more...)
Scientists develop 'holy grail' blood test that detects cancer in 10 minutes Scientists develop 'holy grail' blood test that detects cancer in 10 minutes
- December 07, 2018

But, when the DNA from healthy cells was added, the particles behave differently turning the water blue. "The test is sensitive enough to detect very low levels of cancer DNA in the sample", Carrascosa said . It's also attractive "as a very accessible and affordable technology that does not require complicated lab-based equipment like DNA sequencing ", he said. (more...)
First Baby Born After Uterus Transplant From Dead Donor
- December 07, 2018

Uterine factor infertility is infertility in women born without a uterus; loss of the organ due to hysterectomy, cancer or postpartum haemorrhage; or a congenital defect, such as the rare Mayer-Rokitankshy-Kuster-Hauser syndrome , which was the reason for the Brazilian woman's infertility. (more...)
Recalled infants' Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar Recalled infants' Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar
- December 06, 2018

Walmart sells the recalled product under the "Equate" label and the National Drug Code (NDC) 49035-125-23; the products being withdrawn have the lot numbers 00717009A, 00717015A and 00717024A on their label. At CVS, the recalled lot is 00717024A (expiry 08/19). Tris Pharma did not specify which states might have received the products. 50 mg per 1.25 ml. (more...)
Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor
- December 06, 2018

Donors need to be exclusively of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent, meaning both parents must be 100 percent of one of these ethnicities. To be a donor, a person must have blood type A or O and they must be missing the same antigen - otherwise Zainab's body will reject the blood. (more...)
World's first baby born using uterus transplant from dead donor World's first baby born using uterus transplant from dead donor
- December 06, 2018

The Journal cites 10 previous cases of failed uterus transplants from deceased donors, in the United States, the Czech Republic and Turkey. "Up till now it was not known that uterus can survive more than four hours out of a living body, however, the present case shows that the uterus is a quite strong an organ", Ms Sharma said. (more...)
Kern County reports first flu death of season Kern County reports first flu death of season
- December 06, 2018

Kern County Public Health Services Department announced Friday that it has received confirmation of the first flu-related death in Kern County for the 2018-2019 flu season. Symptoms include cough, fever, body aches and extreme exhaustion. People can also get the flu by touching something, like a door handle, that has the virus on it and then touching their mouth, eyes, or nose. (more...)
Researchers reveal potentially huge cancer breakthrough: a 10-minute universal test Researchers reveal potentially huge cancer breakthrough: a 10-minute universal test
- December 06, 2018

The types of cancers we tested included breast, prostate, bowel and lymphoma. Prof Trau said the results "stunned" them and they realized that this was a "general feature for all cancer". These 3D nanostructures could then be separated when they stick to solid surfaces, like gold. "It's just a simple blood test that you can see with a naked eye", said Professor Trau. (more...)
Know your HIV status, Agency urges Nigerians Know your HIV status, Agency urges Nigerians
- December 03, 2018

However, about 9.4 million people did not know that they were living with HIV. Join us this World AIDS Day in raising awareness about the importance of knowing one's status and calling for the removal of all barriers to accessing HIV testing. (more...)
U.S. life expectancy drops due to drug overdoses U.S. life expectancy drops due to drug overdoses
- December 01, 2018

A single year might be a blip, but the reasons for the increase in death rate (including obesity and drug overdoses ) suggested that might not be the case. Babies now can expect to live 78.6 years on average, based on 2017 data, according to NCHS researchers. The rate of suicides has crept up from 10 per 100,000 people in 1999 to 14 previous year. (more...)
DRC cases reach 426, 2nd largest outbreak on record DRC cases reach 426, 2nd largest outbreak on record
- December 01, 2018

Previously, the ReEBOV Antigen Rapid Test Kit was eligible for procurement to Ebola-affected countries, under the WHO Emergency Assessment. But it is still much smaller than the epidemic in West Africa between 2013 and 2016 which killed 11,310 people. (more...)
China Orders Halt to Research in Gene Editing China Orders Halt to Research in Gene Editing
- December 01, 2018

He was accused of experimenting on humans with an unproven and potentially risky technology, as the changes made on the babies could be passed on to future generations. In the United Kingdom, editing of embryos may be permitted for research purposes with strict regulatory approval. Even more concerning, Musunuru says, is that tests conducted on the newborns, and when they were embryos, suggest both girls may have mosaicism, which means the edits worked on only some of their cells. (more...)
Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease Global warming will increase heat-related death and disease
- December 01, 2018

As expected, heat waves, forest fires, massive storms are causing more deaths and long-term illness than anything else, but there's not enough data to see exactly how many. Meanwhile, earlier this year, Europe experienced its hottest weather in more than a decade. It involves 27 leading academic institutions, the United Nations, and intergovernmental agencies from every continent, drawing on expertise from climate scientists, ecologists, mathematicians, geographers, engineers, energy, ... (more...)
MP startles parliament, reveals he is HIV positive MP startles parliament, reveals he is HIV positive
- December 01, 2018

Ms Patel also said that the health ministry is focusing more on eliminating mother to child transmission of HIV by 2020. "We are anxious about treatment not being available as regular as it should". "This was a couple of years before I eventually made a decision to speak out about it". "No person diagnosed with HIV today should feel any less able to thrive and enjoy life than anyone else due to their status ". (more...)
Rare, polio-like disease hits two kids in NYC Rare, polio-like disease hits two kids in NYC
- December 01, 2018

There was a relatively large outbreak of AFM in the U.S.in late 2014. AFM is a condition that generally causes sudden muscle weakness. More than 100 people contracted the disease in 2014, 2016 and 2018, while fewer than 50 cases were confirmed in 2015 and 2017. (more...)
Doctors Swallow Lego Heads for the Good of Mankind Doctors Swallow Lego Heads for the Good of Mankind
- November 30, 2018

It took an average of 1.71 days for the Lego head to exit the body, with a varied FART score between 1.14 and 3.04 days. Their results have been published in the Christmas edition of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health . Six researchers from Australia and the United Kingdom ingested the head of a Lego figure, which is about 10mm by 10mm, to determine "typical transit times". (more...)
Is it now safe to eat romaine lettuce? Not yet Is it now safe to eat romaine lettuce? Not yet
- November 30, 2018

Specifically, current evidence indicates this romaine was harvested in the Central Coast growing regions of northern and central California. "The FDA also has commitments from the romaine lettuce industry that such labeling will continue into the future and become standard for their products", Gottlieb said. (more...)
United States life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report
- November 30, 2018

The 2017 decline was due to a drop in life expectancy among men, who saw their estimated life expectancy at birth decline from 76.2 years in 2016 to 76.1 years in 2017. "[The] CDC is committed to putting science into action to protect USA health, but we must all work together to reverse this trend and help ensure that all Americans live longer and healthier lives". (more...)
Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US
- November 30, 2018

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the spike somewhat reflects the aging population, it's the spike in younger age groups that raises the most concern. The suicide death rate last year was the highest it's been in at least 50 years, according to USA government records. The authors concluded that while further research is needed to assess the dangers of the show, "the findings suggest a particular vulnerability to the show's themes among youths at risk of suicide", and ... (more...)
HIV/AIDs: UK meets global target, as new diagnoses drop HIV/AIDs: UK meets global target, as new diagnoses drop
- November 29, 2018

The joint report said one reason for the persistence of HIV in Europe is that many people infected with the virus are diagnosed late, meaning they are more likely to have already passed it on and are also at an advanced stage of infection. (more...)
Q&A on scientist’s bombshell claim of gene-edited babies Q&A on scientist’s bombshell claim of gene-edited babies
- November 29, 2018

The process involved in editing the twin girls' DNA , as described , began as a regular In Vitro Fertilization ( IVF ) process wherein the mother's eggs were fertilized by the father's sperm to create an embryo in a laboratory environment. (more...)