Medical


How American dogs disappeared and left a contagious cancer behind How American dogs disappeared and left a contagious cancer behind
- July 09, 2018

This defies the popular notion that American dogs had evolved from North American wolves. The first humans to populate the Americas arrived from Siberia via the Bering land bridge around 16,000 years ago. Just five of the modern samples contained even a hint of ancient dog - at most 4 percent. He noted that we had only sequenced the nuclear DNA of three other ancient dogs until now. (more...)
Squawking unsteadily… seagulls drunk on beach
- July 09, 2018

In one of the centers in the West under the Hatch Taunton, Somerset , for two weeks, found nearly 30 birds drunk, smelling of alcohol , reports the Chronicle.info with reference on Voice. The vet said: "Sadly, a few of the birds have died but majority have made good recoveries and have been released after a few days in our care". The RSPCA have said they have treated a number of birds in recent weeks and they have even obtained some footage displaying the birds erratic behaviour. (more...)
'I'm walking': Heartwarming moment girl, 4, with cerebral palsy takes first steps 'I'm walking': Heartwarming moment girl, 4, with cerebral palsy takes first steps
- July 09, 2018

But the girl, whose family call her "Mighty Miss Maya", proved her doctors wrong, walking after just seven weeks. "She's doing it. You've done it for like a minute", the girl's brother can be heard saying in the video. Maya's mother, Ann Tisdale, stated that despite her daughter's diagnosis, Maya remained very independent and wanted to do everything that her older brothers do. (more...)
Nuts like almonds increases sperm count, claims study
- July 07, 2018

The study lasted for almost four months (14 weeks), after which the researchers compared the sperm quality of both groups. Although these are statistically significant results from a randomised trail with a high level of scientific evidence, Salas-Huetos emphasised that subjects in the study were all healthy and apparently fertile men following a western-style diet. (more...)
Johns Hopkins Hospital Evacuated Over Possible Tuberculosis Exposure Johns Hopkins Hospital Evacuated Over Possible Tuberculosis Exposure
- July 07, 2018

Landon King, executive vice dean at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. A cancer research building at 1500 Orleans St. was evacuated, according to Baltimore Fire Chief Roman Clark. In the USA, however, it's steadily become a rarity. While many people with latent TB never go on to develop symptoms, though, the germ can emerge later in on life, usually when a person's immune system is weakened. (more...)
Confusion Ensues As Man Sets World Record At Hot Dog Eating Contest Confusion Ensues As Man Sets World Record At Hot Dog Eating Contest
- July 06, 2018

At last year's hot dog eating contest, Chestnut consumed a whopping 72 hot dogs and buns, which is just shy of his own record of 73.5. Miki Sudo won the women's title, eating 37 hot dogs. Still, she easily beat out second-place finisher Mischelle Lesco of Tuscon, Arizona, who chowed down 28 wieners and buns. Both Chestnut and Sudo will take home a $10,000 first-place prize. (more...)
Study Suggests Pap Test's Days Could Be Numbered Study Suggests Pap Test's Days Could Be Numbered
- July 05, 2018

Gina Ogilvie, a professor in the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver explained that cervical cancer screening should be performed for all women who belong to the reproductive or childbearing age. (more...)
Exciting progress in development of artifical ‘ovaries’ Exciting progress in development of artifical ‘ovaries’
- July 05, 2018

She will present the findings of this latest study today (2nd of July 2018) at the 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Barcelona, Spain. In English, if the frozen tissue is put back one, then the disease will probably come back. They then implanted immature egg cells into this empty ovarian "scaffold". (more...)
Heat to accompany July 4 festivities Heat to accompany July 4 festivities
- July 04, 2018

From 1 p.m.to 4 p.m, the town's Wednesday farmer's market will expand for the holiday with a bounty of locally made products, including baked goods, lemon shakeups, vegetables, barbecue sauce, meat, honey, eggs, soaps and more. From New York to New Mexico, July Fourth events will celebrate what Americans have in common. Fireworks will begin at 9:35 p.m. Also: Here's a list of parking restrictions and road closures in the city of Albany related to the event at the ESP. (more...)
Woman's toenails fall off after fish pedicure, researchers say Woman's toenails fall off after fish pedicure, researchers say
- July 04, 2018

Garra rufa , or "doctor fish ", pick dead skin from a spa visitor's feet in April 2006 in Hakone, Japan. A woman in her 20s reportedly lost all of her toenails after allegedly getting a so-called "fish pedicure ", a treatment touted by many as rejuvenating for a person's feet. (more...)
Studys Shows Most People Don't Know How To Wash Their Hands Studys Shows Most People Don't Know How To Wash Their Hands
- July 04, 2018

The study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed that most people failed to wash their hands and rub with soap for 20 seconds . So, what's the right way to wash your hands? However, after the experts gathered the 383 participants, the results showed that barely 3 percent of them succeeded when doing it. (more...)
Artificial Ovary Treatment Could Help Women Have Babies After Chemotherapy
- July 04, 2018

To eliminate that risk, scientists from the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark, took ovarian follicles and ovarian tissue from patients due to have cancer treatment. Even in its early stage, the research could be a groundbreaking development in relation to fertility options for women who undergo cancer treatments. (more...)
Coffee drinking connected to lower risk of death, study finds Coffee drinking connected to lower risk of death, study finds
- July 04, 2018

Researchers say that those who drink six or seven cups of coffee per day are 16 percent less likely to die from any disease over a 10-year period than those who never have a cup of Joe. "It's hard to believe that something we enjoy so much could be good for us". Firstly, the study involved a half a million people from the UK Biobank, a 10-year population-based study that ran from 2006 to 2016. (more...)
Extreme heat expected today and tomorrow with dangerously high heat indices Extreme heat expected today and tomorrow with dangerously high heat indices
- July 04, 2018

The pollutant of concern is "ground level ozone concentrations" and "fine particles", according to AccuWeather . A heat warning means that a prolonged period of dangerously high temperatures will occur and cautions people against participating in strenuous outdoor activity - especially during midday hours - and to drink plenty of water. (more...)
Drinking coffee could lower risk of death, study finds
- July 03, 2018

The researchers found that the more cups of coffee people drank, the less likely they were to die during the study period. Those who drank eight cups or more per day saw their death rates cut by 14 percent, and it was raised to 16 percent among those who drank six to seven cups. (more...)
Woman tries to feed shark, gets dragged Woman tries to feed shark, gets dragged
- July 03, 2018

Although she was quickly pulled back on board by her companions, Brunning initially thought that she'd lost her finger in the attack. Brunning told the West Australian that she didn't realize she shouldn't hand feed a shark, until the animal became "like a Hoover", sucking her right index finger into its mouth full of rows of razor-sharp teeth. (more...)
Rapper Nas invested early in PillPack, Amazon's latest buy Rapper Nas invested early in PillPack, Amazon's latest buy
- July 03, 2018

PillPack , which was founded in 2013 , is available in every USA state except Hawaii and a year ago said it expected to make $100 million in revenue. While some drugstores already do home delivery, the news is still painful for brands that may not be ready to compete against the might of Amazon . (more...)
United States charges 601 people in healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown United States charges 601 people in healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown
- July 01, 2018

The U.S. Attorney's Office announced on June 28 it had filed 16 criminal cases against 33 Southern California defendants as part of a nationwide sweep to prosecute the alleged perpetrators of roughly $2 billion in health care fraud. The treatment facility's CEO, Paul R. Materia, 43, and patient brokers Joseph Lubowitz, 29, and Christopher Fuller, 33, were charged with illegally recruiting patients, paying kickbacks and defrauding healthcare programs by billing for urine testing and substance ... (more...)
West Nile virus found in Elkhart County West Nile virus found in Elkhart County
- June 29, 2018

Mosquitoes that were collected in the Riverview, North Street and Dumville Lane areas of Suffolk tested positive for WNV, while mosquitoes collected in Cove Point and the Lamb Avenue tested positive for EEE. Environmental Protection Agency (such as one containing DEET). Up to 20 percent of the people who show mild symptoms will have flu-like symptoms and may sometimes experience swollen lymph glands or a skin rash on the chest, stomach and back. (more...)
Sea Lice Reported On Florida Beach Sea Lice Reported On Florida Beach
- June 28, 2018

And that's exactly what has been happening at some Northwest Florida beaches. Florida's DoH says they can be prevalent from March through August at 250 miles of Florida beaches from the southern Atlantic up to the Panhandle. The larvae can become lodged between a person's bathing suit and skin, resulting in multiple stings. Female swimmers wearing one-piece suits and children and adults wearing T-shirts in the water can be at risk of a more severe reaction, the Florida Department of ... (more...)
Amazon buys prescription delivery startup PillPack Amazon buys prescription delivery startup PillPack
- June 28, 2018

The startup, which was founded in 2013, ships medications to people in the USA in pre-sorted dose packaging and caters to people who take multiple prescriptions a day. "PillPack's visionary team has a combination of deep pharmacy experience and a focus on technology", Jeff Wilke, Amazon CEO Worldwide Consumer, said in a statement. (more...)
Decline seen in new HIV cases following exposure treatment program Decline seen in new HIV cases following exposure treatment program
- June 28, 2018

But HIV isn't the death sentence that it used to be, unless it goes undetected. Also, HIV testing reminds individuals to take precautionary actions to prevent contracting or spreading the virus. Officials also recommended pre-exposure prophylaxis, which is usually a daily medication taken to protect against exposure to the virus via sex or intravenous drug use. (more...)
Boston Children's ranked best pediatric hospital 5th year in a row Boston Children's ranked best pediatric hospital 5th year in a row
- June 28, 2018

Louis Children's Hospital expanded to add more beds and private rooms throughout the hospital, which includes 125 beds in our Newborn Intensive Care Unit", said F. Sherin Devaskar, physician-in-chief of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and the Mattel Executive Endowed Chair of the department of pediatrics. Only 86 children's hospitals were ranked in at least one pediatric specialty in 2018. (more...)
Mom Shares Warning About Riding Down Slide With a Child Mom Shares Warning About Riding Down Slide With a Child
- June 28, 2018

A NY mother is using a photo of the exact moment her daughter's leg broke as a dire warning to others about the dangers of a seemingly harmless playground ritual. "I can not believe this and feel like a bad parent for doing that", one mum wrote. "And in most cases, I have seen, the parents had no idea that doing so could possibly give their child such a significant injury". (more...)
GE exits oil, health care business GE exits oil, health care business
- June 27, 2018

Furthermore, GE can not sell more than 15% of the company to a single entity without conflicts committee approval for three years beyond July 2019. The shares fell 27 per cent this year through Monday, following a 45 per cent decline last year - a slump that led overseers of the Dow Jones Industrial Average to kick GE out of the blue-chip index it had been in for more than 100 years. (more...)
Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates
- June 27, 2018

Chan School of Public Health . Out of 5,366 flight attendants who took part in the study, just over 15% reported ever having been diagnosed with cancer . Cancer Research UK has warned people working in these occupations should be fully aware of the potential risks. "Non-melanoma skin cancer among women increased with more years on the job, suggesting a work-related association", McNeely said by email. (more...)
Flying and Cancer: Flight Attendants Have Higher Rates of Numerous Cancers
- June 26, 2018

The flight attendants answered questions about their flight schedules, as well as any diagnoses of cancer. Although it's still not a proven link, the researchers writing in Environmental Health think US airlines could do more to protect flight attendants from the perils of radiation and abnormal sleep patterns. (more...)
FDA Approves First Marijuana Based Drug FDA Approves First Marijuana Based Drug
- June 26, 2018

But before the medicine can hit the market in those areas, the Drug Enforcement Administration must reclassify marijuana, now a Schedule I drug, along with heroin and Ecstasy, that is described as a substance with "no now accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse". (more...)
Medical milestone: US OKs marijuana-based drug for seizures
- June 26, 2018

Epidiolex contains CBD, which does not produce the "high" associated with marijuana. US health regulators on Monday approved the first prescription drug made from marijuana, a milestone that could spur more research into a drug that remains illegal under federal law, despite growing legalization for recreational and medical use. (more...)
Walgreens pharmacist denies pregnant woman miscarriage medication over moral beliefs Walgreens pharmacist denies pregnant woman miscarriage medication over moral beliefs
- June 26, 2018

Arteaga says she went to a Walgreens in Peoria, Arizona to get a prescription for a medication to end her pregnancy. But, when she went to pick it up Thursday night, the pharmacist on duty refused to give her the drug. "I think it's happening more than people realize", she said. Ms Arteaga opted for the latter, recounting in a viral social media post the experience of attending a local branch of United States pharmacy chain Walgreens in Peoria, Arizona. (more...)