Medical


BWMC genetic counselor helps patients fight breast cancer BWMC genetic counselor helps patients fight breast cancer
- October 05, 2018

It is estimated that approximately 30 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in women this year will be breast cancers . Up to 50 percent of middle aged women in the USA have dense breasts. Breast cancer can occur in women with all levels of density. This is why we are studying other breast imaging methods such as digital breast tomosynthesis, MRI and ultrasound to find the cancers that a mammogram can miss. (more...)
Chemistry Nobel Prize Goes to Frances Arnold, George Smith and Gregory Winter
- October 04, 2018

According to the academy, the methods developed are now being internationally developed to promote a greener chemicals industry, produce new materials, manufacture sustainable biofuels, mitigate disease and save lives. Smith. "First I was stunned, like somebody hit me over the head with something and then I started to wake up", she said. That's when she made the shift to what is known as directed evolution . (more...)
Surfer dies after contracting deadly brain-eating amoeba Surfer dies after contracting deadly brain-eating amoeba
- October 02, 2018

People are usually infected when contaminated water enters the body through the nose, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Doctors first thought he was suffering from meningitis , but tests revealed he had Naegleria fowleri the day before his death, when it was too late to treat the infection. (more...)
Too much screentime daily may damage kid's brain function Too much screentime daily may damage kid's brain function
- October 02, 2018

The children came from 21 different locations across the United States. "Behaviours and day-to-day activities contribute to brain and cognitive development in children and physical activity , sedentary behaviour, and sleep might independently and collectively affect cognition", he is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail . (more...)
Brain-eating amoeba detected in water system in Louisiana Brain-eating amoeba detected in water system in Louisiana
- October 01, 2018

Stabile died at the Atlantic City Medical Center in New Jersey on September 21, days after returning home from Texas, NJ.com reported . Officials with the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention are testing the Waco surf resort's water for Naegleria fowleri . (more...)
American, Japanese academics win Nobel Prize in Medicine for cancer research American, Japanese academics win Nobel Prize in Medicine for cancer research
- October 01, 2018

The therapy is created to remove this protein "brake" and allow the immune system to more quickly get to work fighting the cancer. Their research has led to the development of drugs that release that Human immune system against the cancer cells. (more...)
Rare Hepatitis E Case Reported in Hong Kong Rare Hepatitis E Case Reported in Hong Kong
- October 01, 2018

The human-specific version of hepatitis E, which is caused by the hepatitis E virus (HEV), is rare in Australia , but it's quite common in many parts of the world, according to the US Centres for Disease Control. The infected person will face a variety of symptoms like fever, nausea, discoloration of the eyes, dark urine, pale stools, and an enlarged liver. (more...)
Health officials to long-term care workers: Get vaccinated against flu Health officials to long-term care workers: Get vaccinated against flu
- September 29, 2018

More than 6,400 Minnesotans were hospitalized for influenza during last year's flu season . The flu death toll in the United States of America past year was the highest in four decades, according to the CDC . The flu vaccine is available from your family doctor or at special clinics in pharmacies or other stores throughout the area. Most health plans fully pay for the flu shot . (more...)
Amazon Alexa is suffering widespread borkage across Europe Amazon Alexa is suffering widespread borkage across Europe
- September 29, 2018

By Amazon , this new Echo plus is named as the second generation Echo Plus, just because Amazon has changed its design and gave it a new look, also included the 360-degree audio play by Dolby and also a temperature sensor. The new Echo Dot and Echo Plus will start shipping in October while the Echo Sub will be available later this year. The Echo Sub is priced at Rs 12,999. (more...)
80,000 Deaths Caused By Flu Last Season, CDC Says 80,000 Deaths Caused By Flu Last Season, CDC Says
- September 29, 2018

Last fall and winter, the USA went through one of the most severe flu seasons in recent memory. The 2017-2018 season was driven by a flu strain, known as the H3N2 virus, which tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths, particularly among young children and the elderly. (more...)
Klobuchar Grills Kavanaugh On Drinking At Nomination Hearing Klobuchar Grills Kavanaugh On Drinking At Nomination Hearing
- September 29, 2018

Yes, we drank beer. There, until 1986, 18-year-olds could legally buy and consume beer. "I liked beer. I still like beer", he said. - In an emotional day of testimony , Dr. "And yes, the seniors were legal". "Nor do I", Kavanaugh said. He also told Fox News in his interview Monday: "Yes, there were parties, and yes, the drinking age was 18. (more...)
Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids Too much screen time, too little horseplay for kids
- September 29, 2018

Walsh and his team looked at data - based on detailed questionnaires - for 4,520 children spread across 20 locations in the United States. The study found that children of 8-11 years old spend an average of 3.6 hours every day in front of the TV, mobile phone, tablet, or computer screen. (more...)
Jefferson County bird tests positive for West Nile Virus Jefferson County bird tests positive for West Nile Virus
- September 29, 2018

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services confirmed that it's second death this year related to the virus in the state. West Nile Virus (WNV) is a disease that is transmitted by the bites from infected mosquitoes. West Nile encephalitis is more serious, and may have additional symptoms, including neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, coma, tremors, convulsions, muscle weakness and paralysis. (more...)
Christine Blasey Ford remembers "uproarious laughter" of alleged attackers
- September 28, 2018

Both told their stories to the Senate Judiciary Committee during a almost nine-hour-long hearing . He said Kavanaugh has the potential of becoming one of America's "greatest" and cast doubt on Ford's allegations and said they were part of a plan to ruin Kavanaugh's candidacy. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh hearing: Mark Judge responds to Christine Blasey Ford testimony Brett Kavanaugh hearing: Mark Judge responds to Christine Blasey Ford testimony
- September 28, 2018

Blasey, who also spoke on Thursday, claimed that a young Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, attempted to take off her clothes and put his hand over her mouth to the point that she thought he was " accidentally going to kill" her. I see a liar who has the chance to prove his good faith innocence, and has conspicuously refused. More than 1,100 alumnae signed a letter of support for Ford and called for a full investigation before the nomination process continues. (more...)
Weight Watchers has massive shake-up - and are now all about 'wellness' Weight Watchers has massive shake-up - and are now all about 'wellness'
- September 28, 2018

Over the past few years, the company has ridden a boost from billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey , who bought a 10-per-cent stake in the company in 2015 and signed on to its board of directors. "I think it's ultimately educating people that yeah, we have growth, but there is some cyclicality to the business", she said. The name change comes during a strong run for the 55-year-old company. (more...)
Julie Swetnick, new Brett Kavanaugh accuser, comes forward with disturbing affidavit
- September 28, 2018

As Ford discussed her allegation in searing detail, numerous senators leaned forward in their chairs, their elbows on the desk, listening intently to the psychology professor's soft, nearly girlish voice. Vice President Mike Pence on Capitol Hill in Washington , U.S., September 26, 2018. On Wednesday President Trump said he could withdraw Judge Kavanaugh's nomination if he "thought he was guilty of something like this". (more...)
Vikings 'concerned' about Griffen after reported involvement in hotel incident Vikings 'concerned' about Griffen after reported involvement in hotel incident
- September 28, 2018

We'll see what comes of the situation and how it affects his availability for IDP lineups. No police report was filed, and Minneapolis police told ESPN that the situation did not warrant a further investigation. The Vikings themselves have since released a statement indicating that they're concerned about the incident in question and anxious about what is being considered a serious personal health-related issue. (more...)
Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say they paid for polygraph test Christine Blasey Ford's lawyers say they paid for polygraph test
- September 28, 2018

In her opening statement , Ford said she remembered Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge , "drunkenly laughing" during the alleged assault. "There will be a vote tomorrow morning", Sen. He made the comments at a news conference in NY a day before Judge Brett Kavanaugh was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee amid multiple accusations of sexual misconduct. (more...)
Trump says his past accusers influence his thinking on Kavanaugh
- September 28, 2018

He was having a hard time because he was inebriated... "I believed he was going to rape me", Ford said. Analysts said that while the hearing was always expected to be partisan, Thursday's testimony marked a remarkable devolution from which the Senate will struggle to recover. (more...)
WHO warns of 'perfect storm' for Ebola in eastern Congo WHO warns of 'perfect storm' for Ebola in eastern Congo
- September 27, 2018

Attacks by armed opposition groups have increased in severity and frequency, especially those attributed to the Alliance of Democratic Forces, most dramatically an attack that killed 21 in the city of Beni , where WHO's operation is based. (more...)
NFL's Everson Griffen Escaped from Ambulance Before Mental Health Evaluation NFL's Everson Griffen Escaped from Ambulance Before Mental Health Evaluation
- September 27, 2018

The Vikings had cited a knee problem in ruling Griffen out on the pregame injury report before Sunday's loss to the Bills. An emergency dispatcher said Griffen allegedly told hotel staff he was going to shoot somebody if they wouldn't let him in his room. (more...)
Alzheimer's, related dementia will double by 2020 in the United States Alzheimer's, related dementia will double by 2020 in the United States
- September 23, 2018

Of the 5 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer's or related dementias in 2014, the lowest prevalence was in Asian and Pacific Islanders (8.4 percent) and the highest in African-Americans (13.8 percent). As a percentage of the population, that's more than double over four decades. The study, published Wednesday in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association , was the first to look at race and ethnicity in relation to dementia and its future. (more...)
Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters Two mental-health patients in sheriff’s van drown in S.C. floodwaters
- September 23, 2018

Two mental health patients referred to by officials as "detainees" who drowned in the back of a sheriff's department transport van in SC have no arrest records in the state. "I know it was hard to leave home, and it is even harder to wait and wonder whether you even have a home to go back to", Govenor Roy Cooper said. "I just want to say to the families that they are definitely in our thoughts and our prayers". (more...)
Octopuses on MDMA act high just like HUMANS
- September 22, 2018

A freakish question to some, however Gül Dölen , a neuroscientist from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine posed the question, experimented with this idea alongside colleagues and found "unbelievable" results. One octopus was doing back flips, according to Dr Dolen, who said that some of the behaviours were so odd the research team couldn't quantify them. (more...)
Fall 2018 flu vaccine clinics available Fall 2018 flu vaccine clinics available
- September 21, 2018

A study supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was conducted during four recent flu seasons and showed that getting a flu shot lessened the risk of developing a severe case of the flu among adults. Peak flu season in Georgia usually occurs in late January and early February. Reed said the vaccine contains viruses that have been "inactivated" and thus can't cause influenza. (more...)
Yogurt products may contain more sugar than soft drinks Yogurt products may contain more sugar than soft drinks
- September 21, 2018

Researchers said: "Not all yoghurts are as healthy as perhaps consumers perceive them, and reformulation for the reduction of free sugars is warranted". "Getting into the habit of eating Greek yogurt with fresh, whole fruit for sweetness would add no free sugar and would have the added benefit of contributing to the five a day recommendation for fruit and veg", added Moore. (more...)
Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly Baby-aspirin risks overwhelm benefits in healthy elderly
- September 20, 2018

In fact, aspirin could put their health at risk by increasing the risk of bleeding in the brain and the gastrointestinal tract, researchers found. "The take-home message of such a complex, large, placebo-controlled study is that healthy older people contemplating how best to preserve their health will be unlikely to benefit from aspirin", said John McNeil, a professor at the Monash University in Australia. (more...)
Cigna-Express Scripts merger OK'd by Justice Department Cigna-Express Scripts merger OK'd by Justice Department
- September 20, 2018

The transaction still remains subject to certain state regulatory approvals and filings, including clearances from certain departments of insurance. Approval by the Justice Department smooths the way for the deal to wrap up by the end of the year, the companies said Monday in a joint statement . (more...)
Two female mental health patients drown while chained up in police van Two female mental health patients drown while chained up in police van
- September 20, 2018

The women were in the back of the van, in shackles. Several roads in the area were closed due to flooding. "Just like you, we have questions we want answered", Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson said. The Horry County Sheriff's Office transport van was still in the water as of about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, WPDE reported . The two women - passengers in an Horry County sheriff's office van - were chained inside the back of the vehicle when it experienced a "high-water incident " while ... (more...)