Medical


Dolphins 'name' friends to recognize them Dolphins 'name' friends to recognize them
- June 10, 2018

This formation of alliances within alliances is very unique and it's the only example we have in the animal kingdom outside of humans. On a second level, teams of alliances work together to steal females from opposing alliances and to defend against such theft attempts. (more...)
Cheap Blood Test May Predict Premature Birth Cheap Blood Test May Predict Premature Birth
- June 09, 2018

The test was tried in fewer than 100 women. Calling it "an exploratory study ", the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology called the research "too premature to say anything about". The test measures the activity of genetic material, called RNA, coming from the foetus, placenta and mother that ends up in the blood steam. For the study, the team used blood samples collected during pregnancy to identify which genes gave reliable signals about gestational age and prematurity risk. (more...)
Doctor arrested in Sheboygan charged in NYC overdose deaths Doctor arrested in Sheboygan charged in NYC overdose deaths
- June 09, 2018

Dr. Lawrence Choy, 65, allegedly prescribed addictive painkillers and other controlled substances in potentially lethal dosages and combinations for no legitimate medical objective to patients of his medical practice in Queens. He was determined by the medical examiners to have overdosed on "the holy trinity" of medications - oxycodone, alprazolam, and carisoprodol. For example, the investigation revealed that Choy simultaneously prescribed individual patients a trio of drugs including one or ... (more...)
Insurer lobby group weighs in on Obamacare individual mandate case
- June 09, 2018

The lawsuit led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, argued an earlier case against the ACA made it clear that tax penalty was an essential component of the law, and when the Supreme Court upheld the ACA the ruling stated "without the tax penalty, the mandate that individuals purchase health insurance was an unconstitutional exercise of federal power". (more...)
New Phoenix VA report notes concerns about in-hospital complications New Phoenix VA report notes concerns about in-hospital complications
- June 09, 2018

This law gives veterans, who previously could only get care from VA facilities, the opportunity to now see doctors in the private sector. "On the anniversary of D-Day, we're reminded of the sacrifices of our courageous veterans and that we owe our service members a debt that can never be repaid". (more...)
Time Spent in Education Is Causal Risk Factor for Myopia Time Spent in Education Is Causal Risk Factor for Myopia
- June 09, 2018

As a result, it remained unclear whether myopic children are more studious, or if increased exposure to education caused myopia, or if socioeconomic position led to both myopia and higher levels of education. Exactly how increasing levels of education cause myopia can not be known from MR analyses, although there are possible clues from recognised environmental risk factors. (more...)
DOJ Argues Parts Of Obamacare Are Unconstitutional After Mandate Repeal DOJ Argues Parts Of Obamacare Are Unconstitutional After Mandate Repeal
- June 09, 2018

On Thursday night, the DOJ declined to defend ObamaCare against a lawsuit filed by Texas and 19 other GOP-led states, arguing that the law is unconstitutional. It backs up their contention that the ACA provision requiring most Americans to carry health insurance soon will no longer be constitutional. "The individual mandate thus still exists, but it will no longer be fairly possible to describe it as a tax because it will no longer generate any revenue", the Justice Department said ... (more...)
Health officials link pre-cut melon to salmonella outbreak in MI Health officials link pre-cut melon to salmonella outbreak in MI
- June 09, 2018

The CDC said Walmart and Kroger stores in the affected states had removed pre-cut melon linked to the outbreak from their shelves. Most people who have been infected with salmonella Adelaide bought pre-cut melon at Walmart or Kroger stores in the Midwest, health officials said. (more...)
Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61 Celebrity Chef Anthony Bourdain Dead at 61
- June 08, 2018

The network paid tribute to Bourdain, saying: "His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique storyteller. "@AsiaArgento I am proud and honored to know you". Bourdain was married to Nancy Putkoski for 20 years, until 2005. He married Ottavia Busia in 2007, and the couple had a child together. (more...)
CDC report reveals more than 45,000 Americans took their own lives in 2016
- June 08, 2018

Those trends apply to almost every segment of the US population: Suicide rates have increased in 44 states, among all racial and ethnic groups and in every age range except adults older than 75. In 2016, 745 suicides were reported in Minnesota. IN was even higher, experiencing an increase of suicides from 31 to 37 percent. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that suicide rates went up significantly in 44 states, and in 25 of them, including MA, the increases exceeded ... (more...)
Athenahealth, Inc. (ATHN) Hit 52-Week High on Jun, 6 Athenahealth, Inc. (ATHN) Hit 52-Week High on Jun, 6
- June 08, 2018

Art Advisors Lc has 22,200 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 315,106 shares in the company , valued at approximately $47,366,733.92. (NASDAQ:ATHN) or 1,795 shs on Monday, February 26. (NASDAQ:ATHN) earned "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, February 2. The rating was upgraded by Evercore to "Outperform" on Tuesday, May 8. (more...)
Behind The Latest Breast Cancer Research Behind The Latest Breast Cancer Research
- June 08, 2018

This is a milestone achieved, as the case is first of its kind that the patient with advanced stage breast cancer has been successfully cured with an immunotherapy which uses the immune cells of the patient's body to look for and eliminate the cancerous cells which are present in the body. (more...)
Google Doodle honors Mount Holyoke's Virginia Apgar Google Doodle honors Mount Holyoke's Virginia Apgar
- June 08, 2018

Virginia Apgar is the subject of the Google home page's latest Doodle . The animated doodle for Thursday June 7 shows a woman in lab coat documenting the movements of a newborn positioned atop the words "Apgar". After some initial resistance, the testing method became widely used throughout the world and is still used today. Apgar's life included many other successes. (more...)
Syphilis and gonorrhoea spikes in the UK Syphilis and gonorrhoea spikes in the UK
- June 08, 2018

In March 2018, a man was diagnosed with the first case of "super gonorrhea" in the United States, concerning health officials that current rise in gonorrhea could potentially lead to more cases like this. Total SHS attendances across England increased 3 percent between 2016 and 2017, from 3.2 million to 3.3 million. Figures also showed a drop of 8 percent in the number of tests for chlamydia . (more...)
It shows the growing severity of the issue
- June 08, 2018

NY saw a roughly 30 percent jump since 1999, mirroring the nationwide rate for the same period, according to the agency, which examined state-level trends in suicide rates from that year through 2016. The CDC report cites several different approaches, such as working to stabilize housing and teaching coping and problem-solving skills early in life. (more...)
'Broccolatte' is now a thing-or maybe not 'Broccolatte' is now a thing-or maybe not
- June 08, 2018

Developed by Australia's chief research organisation, the CSIRO , and Hort Innovation , the powder is produced by using a "combination of selected pre-treatment and drying processes" that help to keep the flavour, colour, and the nutrients from the vegetable. (more...)
Doctor Saves Life Of Woman He Saw On HGTV
- June 08, 2018

She was accompanied on the present by her dad. He posted footage from the show on Facebook showing how Nicole had a thyroid mass. She needs a sonogram and fine needle biopsy. With a new lease on life, she wanted a new home of her own, and Beachfront Bargain Hunt was the flawless opportunity to find one. She was joined on the present by her father. (more...)
Andy Spade releases statement following wife Kate Spade's death Andy Spade releases statement following wife Kate Spade's death
- June 08, 2018

Brosnahan said he last spoke to Kate the night before her death , and that she seemed to be in good spirits, discussions plans for a trip to California with her daughter. "We were best friends trying to work through our problems in the best way we knew how", he said. We were together for 35 years. An unnamed source told Page Six that Kate had been a "major alcoholic", while additional anonymous sources also claimed that Kate appeared to have a drinking problem. (more...)
Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy Many Breast Cancer Patients May Not Need Chemotherapy
- June 08, 2018

The study, led by the Albert Einstein Cancer Center in NY, is a rare cancer breakthrough as it can save money and instantly change practice. The time until the pancreatic cancer came back after treatment was also extended in those receiving chemoradiotherapy, 9.9 months on average compared to 7.9 months in those having immediate surgery. (more...)
Drug maker recalls anti-overdose drug Drug maker recalls anti-overdose drug
- June 07, 2018

The FDA says there have been no reports of adverse effects from using a recalled product. Hospira, the manufacturer of the antidote for opioid overdose Neloxone, has recalled the drug for particulate matter, said The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday. (more...)
Medicare trust funds will be insolvent starting 2026
- June 06, 2018

Indeed, the trustees of Social Security and Medicare forecast the program's reserves will be depleted by 2034, at which point it won't be able to pay full benefits on a timely basis. Democrats want to expand the safety net by spending more on health care and education. The Congressional Budget Office said in April that federal deficits and debt would soar in the coming decade, following passage of the tax overhaul and legislation to increase military and domestic spending. (more...)
Prostate cancer immune system drug results could be ‘spectacular’ Prostate cancer immune system drug results could be ‘spectacular’
- June 06, 2018

Now, a new study led by The Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London has found "amazing" results in those with prostate cancer. They stop cancers turning off the immune system so the body can keep on attacking the tumour. Immunotherapy is transforming the treatment of cancer and is now part of routine practice for some skin and lung cancers. (more...)
Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Is Over
- June 06, 2018

New Jersey has eight reported cases. It was previously determined the E. coli came from contaminated romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma region of Arizona, not far from the Southern California border. According to certain critics, government investigators may never be able to get to the bottom of the crisis now that the growing season for the lettuce is over, and the vast majority of it has been removed from consumer shelves. (more...)
3 local facilities receive medical marijuana dispensary licenses 3 local facilities receive medical marijuana dispensary licenses
- June 06, 2018

In Mahoning County, a license has been awarded to Quest Wellness Ohio II LLC to operate in Youngstown on Market Street. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy granted permits Monday to locations in Hamilton and surrounding counties where the drug would be available. (more...)
Woman's breast cancer wiped out in experimental immune system treatment - 05-Jun Woman's breast cancer wiped out in experimental immune system treatment - 05-Jun
- June 05, 2018

Judy Perkins, the patient in the trial , recently remarked to the BBC , "About a week after [the therapy] I started to feel something, I had a tumor in my chest that I could feel shrinking". The therapy was given alongside pembrolizumab, a standard drug that can help the immune system to attack cancers. "It feels miraculous, and I am beyond amazed that I have now been free of cancer for two years", Ms Perkins said. (more...)
Miss America will scrap the swimsuit portion, devastating the bro community Miss America will scrap the swimsuit portion, devastating the bro community
- June 05, 2018

Effective this September, the 51 women representing their home states and the District of Columbia "will no longer be judged on outward physical appearance", the org said. The event originated in 1921 as a bathing beauty revue, but will henceforth see candidates participate in a live interactive session with the judges rather than swanning by in high heels and high-cut swimsuits. (more...)
Milestone immunotherapy treatment cures terminal breast cancer patient Milestone immunotherapy treatment cures terminal breast cancer patient
- June 05, 2018

While previous studies demonstrated that patients with low scores (ten or lower) did not need chemotherapy, and women with high scores (above 25) did require and benefit from chemotherapy, there was no conclusive research guiding patients and doctors on whether or not to undergo chemotherapy in cases with a tumour with a midrange score, according to the study. (more...)
Many women with common breast cancer can safely skip chemo, study says
- June 05, 2018

Experts believe the case, discussed at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago , marks the start of a breakthrough for thousands of women who now have no hope. Previously, the same study had shown that women with a low risk of recurrence can avoid chemo, and other studies had shown that those with a high risk of recurrence should receive it. (more...)
Wynne continues to campaign hard despite predicting loss in Ontario election Wynne continues to campaign hard despite predicting loss in Ontario election
- June 04, 2018

Global reported that PC leader Doug Ford " had little to say in response to Wynne's announcement " while campaigning in Nepean yesterday. Former Toronto mayor Mel Lastman has endorsed PC Leader Doug Ford and his team seven days before the province's voters head to the polls to choose their next government. (more...)
Mental health the topic of Thursday night speaker series
- June 04, 2018

The new Act, passed by Parliament past year, has replaced Mental Health Act 1987. Let's take a look at 10 facts about the Mental Healthcare Act 2017, which aims to transform the mental healthcare regime in the country. The 2017 Act, which clearly defines mental illness, replaced the Mental Health Act 1987. This also talks about the treatment a person can avail in the future when faced with mental health issues. (more...)