Medical


$26.5M Study on Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African-American Men Begins $26.5M Study on Aggressive Prostate Cancer in African-American Men Begins
- July 20, 2018

In the new study used data on 1 of 205 patients with cancer of the breast and 621 patient with prostate cancer . Members likewise finished surveys about their dietary patterns and recognition of tumor counteractive action proposals, for example, physical action and constraining liquor utilization. (more...)
There's a good chance your first memory is not even real There's a good chance your first memory is not even real
- July 20, 2018

They found that a surprising number of people claim to remember things from their first years of life. Researchers, including those from City, University of London , and Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom, found that 38.6 per cent of 6,641 survey participants claimed to have memories from two or younger, with 893 people claiming memories from one or younger. (more...)
Mania patients more likely to have eaten nitrate-cured meats Mania patients more likely to have eaten nitrate-cured meats
- July 20, 2018

They usually contain nitrates, a group of chemicals used as a preservative to cure meats like jerky, meat sticks and hot dogs, and nitrates have also been linked to inflammation and unhealthy outcomes, including cancer and brain disorders. (more...)
UK Ethics Body Approves Genetically Modifying Babies if in Child's Best Interest UK Ethics Body Approves Genetically Modifying Babies if in Child's Best Interest
- July 20, 2018

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics ruled that changing the DNA of a human embryo could be "morally permissible" if it was in the future child's interests and did not add to the kinds of inequalities that already divide society, reports The Guardian . (more...)
Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Sickens 90 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Raw Turkey Sickens 90
- July 20, 2018

The most common side effects of people infected with salmonella include diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria, the CDC said. At this time, the CDC hasn't advised consumers to avoid eating fully cooked turkey products or told retailers to take those products off the shelves. (more...)
Britney Spears Explains Why She’s Launching Her First Gender-Neutral Fragrance, Prerogative Britney Spears Explains Why She’s Launching Her First Gender-Neutral Fragrance, Prerogative
- July 20, 2018

We feel the same energy and we connect. It's hard to imagine that just three years before Sam became Britney's buff boyfriend and workout partner, he was 100lbs heavier and living off of junk food. Since that time, the singer's perfume franchise has grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide. "She motivates me more than anyone", he says. "Born in MS and raised in Louisiana, Spears became a household name as a teenager when she released her first single "... (more...)
More Americans are drinking themselves to death, study suggests More Americans are drinking themselves to death, study suggests
- July 20, 2018

Elliot Tapper , a liver specialist and University of MI professor. Cirrhosis can be caused by a virus like hepatitis C or fatty liver disease , and as liver specialists have made strides in fighting hepatitis C, "We thought we would see improvements, but these data make it clear: even after hepatitis C, we will still have our work cut out for us", said liver specialist Dr. (more...)
UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday UnitedHealth Group (UNH) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
- July 20, 2018

Argent Trust Co's holdings in UnitedHealth Group were worth $3,066,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. The institutional investor held 190,692 shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $40.81M, up from 160,408 at the end of the previous reported quarter . (more...)
Infected Oysters at Florida Restaurant Kill Diner Infected Oysters at Florida Restaurant Kill Diner
- July 19, 2018

The Florida Department of Health has revealed that an elderly man died from bacterial infection after eating tainted oyster at a restaurant. This is the first case and fatality involving flesh eating bacteria in Sarasota County this year. (more...)
Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls Trump A Arnold Schwarzenegger Calls Trump A "Little Wet Noodle" After Putin Conference
- July 19, 2018

When asked by reporters a few hours earlier if the U.S. was still being targeted by Russian Federation, he had answered "no". "Thank you very much". In the survey, 42% of all registered voters approved of his job performance, which is consistent with averages thus far. The admission is the latest in a series of reversals in Mr Trump's assessment of Vladimir Putin and Russian meddling. (more...)
FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found FDA recalls blood pressure, heart failure medications after cancer-causing agents found
- July 18, 2018

In Europe, Novartis is recalling Sandoz' valsartan and valsartan HCT film-coated tablets in 23 countries. Valsartan is used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure , according to the FDA. The firms recalling products include Major Pharmaceuticals' Valsartan, Solco Healthcare's Valsartan and Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries' Valsartan and Valsartan/Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). (more...)
National Hot Dog Day 2018: Where To Get The Hook Up National Hot Dog Day 2018: Where To Get The Hook Up
- July 18, 2018

This website is not intended for users located within the European Economic Area. Here are the best promotions for National Hot Dog Day 2018. Stop by participating Fancy Franks locations in Canada to get a free hotdog today from noon to 5pm. (more...)
FDA Recalls High Blood Pressure Medicines Containing Valsartan FDA Recalls High Blood Pressure Medicines Containing Valsartan
- July 18, 2018

Ltd said in a statement issued Monday that it has also halted the supply of valsartan to the US market and may face losses due to financial obligations related to the recall. FDA has asked the patients not to take any medicine manufactured by this company and do not buy any product in which there is no name of the manufacturer. (more...)
Women at higher risk of mortality from heart failure Women at higher risk of mortality from heart failure
- July 18, 2018

They found that compared to men , women were 14 per cent more likely to die within a year of being diagnosed with the condition than men. Previous research highlighted the fact that survival rates after heart attacks were worse for women than men, that women had different symptoms than men and that they often received less immediate treatment. (more...)
First color X-ray inspection on the human body First color X-ray inspection on the human body
- July 16, 2018

In simple terms, the tech detects and counts particles that hit every pixel and enables high-resolution imaging. Their company MARS Bioimaging Ltd are set to commercialise the 3D scanner and is linked to the University of Otago and Canterbury. (more...)
West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Quakertown, Bethlehem West Nile Virus Found in Mosquitoes in Quakertown, Bethlehem
- July 16, 2018

Go to idph.state.il.us for more information about West Nile virus surveillance and prevention. "The first area in most years is the southeast, either Brooks or Medicine Hat", said Dr. Drain: Drain or treat all standing water in and around your home or workplace. No approved WNV or EEE vaccines are available for humans, according to Delaware's Division of Public Health. (more...)
UN chief says 'good possibilities' for US-North Korea talks UN chief says 'good possibilities' for US-North Korea talks
- July 16, 2018

An allegation has been filed by the United States against the U.N. Security Council North Korea sanctions panel. The sanctions also introduced a limit of 4 million barrels per a twelve-month period as of 22 December 2017 for the supply, sale or transfer of crude oil to North Korea. (more...)
South Dakota named the best state to retire in South Dakota named the best state to retire in
- July 14, 2018

Anyone who wants to spend their retirement years away from home has a ton of research to do, but consumer financial service company Bankrate put together a ranking of all US 50 states to help decide where to go after their life's work is done. (more...)
The 'stealth' STI that makes women infertile The 'stealth' STI that makes women infertile
- July 14, 2018

MG can cause the inflammation of reproductive organs for women, which could ultimately lead to infertility. It is best treated by a course of the antibiotic doxycycline, followed by a course of azithromycin. MG bacteria can spread through unprotected sex with someone infected by it and can be prevented by using condoms. The NHS states that tests for this condition have only recently been developed and are not available in all clinics yet. (more...)
How to protect yourself from West Nile virus How to protect yourself from West Nile virus
- July 14, 2018

Southwestern public health is reminding local citizens to protect themselves against West Nile virus, caused by mosquito bites. The reported case is out of Hinds County. Some people who contract West Nile develop neurological syndrome, which can be deadly. Symptoms of West Nile virus include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness, or swollen lymph nodes. (more...)
Judge: Experts can testify that Roundup linked to cancer Judge: Experts can testify that Roundup linked to cancer
- July 14, 2018

The ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria allows hundreds of lawsuits against Roundup's manufacturer, Monsanto, to move forward. A federal judge in Sacramento in February blocked California from requiring that Roundup carry a label stating that it is known to cause cancer , saying the warning is misleading because nearly all regulators have concluded that there is no evidence glyphosate is carcinogenic. (more...)
Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare' program Trump administration takes another swipe at 'Obamacare' program
- July 13, 2018

In a weekend announcement, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the administration is acting because of conflicting court ruling in lawsuits filed by some smaller insurers who question whether they are being fairly treated under the program. (more...)
Johnson & Johnson hit with $4.7B verdict in baby powder lawsuit
- July 13, 2018

The company's shares dropped in after-hours trading. After a six week trial at a court in St Louis, a jury awarded the women $4.14bn in punitive damages and $550m in compensatory damages. J&J sought to protect the image of Baby Powder as "their sacred cow", he said. Plaintiffs' lawyer Mark Lanier told the jurors during closing arguments Wednesday that they were the first to see documents showing that Johnson & Johnson knew its products contained asbestos and didn't warn consumers. (more...)
'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella 'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella
- July 13, 2018

The illness usually lasts about four to seven days. Death is rare but may occur if the person is not treated quickly with antibiotics. No deaths have been reported in the latest outbreak. "The FDA has become aware that recalled Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal are still being offered for sale", the agency said in a statement. "The public is urged to report any product being offered for sale". (more...)
Another batch of valsartan recalled over carcinogenic concerns Another batch of valsartan recalled over carcinogenic concerns
- July 13, 2018

Valsartan medicines are used to treat patients with high blood pressure in order to reduce complications such as heart attack and stroke. The agency said it would evaluate the severity of the problem and the effects that the possible carcinogen might have on patients who are now taking drugs containing Valsartan. (more...)
Multivitamins, Mineral Supplements Do Not Reduce Heart Disease, Deaths Multivitamins, Mineral Supplements Do Not Reduce Heart Disease, Deaths
- July 12, 2018

Based on the analysis, the researchers found that taking multivitamins did not prevent heart attacks , strokes , and death from cardiovascular disease . Eduardo Sanchez, the American Heart Association's chief medical officer for prevention, told NBC News. According to the study, the nutritional supplement industry will be worth more than US$278 billion (AU$374 billion) globally by 2024, and according to the United States Food and Drug Administration , the agency does not need to ... (more...)
Trump blasts 'fake' NYT story on United States opposition to breastfeeding measure Trump blasts 'fake' NYT story on United States opposition to breastfeeding measure
- July 12, 2018

Anderson was inspired to write the letter after the United States pushed to weaken the language of a WHO resolution that called on world governments to "protect, promote, and support breastfeeding", a move that some believe is connected to protecting the interests of the U.S. (more...)
Breastfeeding is best for babies, but what about their sleep-deprived parents? Breastfeeding is best for babies, but what about their sleep-deprived parents?
- July 12, 2018

The study by King's College London and St George's, University of London looked at 1303 three-month-olds and divided them into two groups. Infants introduced to solid foods at an earlier age slept longer through the night, while infants with later introduction to solid food were more likely to have sleep problems, researchers found. (more...)
Doctors have warned an emerging STI could become an antibiotic-resistant superbug
- July 12, 2018

There is also concern the STI may grow resistant to antibiotics if not treated correctly. You can get it by having unprotected sex with someone who has it. Peter Greenhouse, a sexual consultant in Bristol and BASHH member, advised that people be more cautious by using condoms. Paddy Horner, spokesman for the BASHH, said: "We can't afford to continue with the approach we have followed for the past 15 years as this will undoubtedly lead to a public health emergency with the emergence of MG ... (more...)
Fitness app Polar revealed data on military, intelligence personnel Fitness app Polar revealed data on military, intelligence personnel
- July 11, 2018

However, it's more to make you aware of what data these sorts of devices and services collect and may share publicly if you're not very vigilant about you use them. However they also managed to uncover information that was not part of the affected users' public profiles. Polar responded to De Correspondent and Bellingcat's reporting by announcing that it was temporarily taking the workout map down. (more...)