Medical


Meghan Markle misunderstood the Queen's instructions ahead of their first joint outing Meghan Markle misunderstood the Queen's instructions ahead of their first joint outing
- October 30, 2018

The royal brothers now occupy a joint household at the London palace with their wives Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as well as William and Catherine's three children, Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and newborn Prince Louis, six months. (more...)
Saturday Is National Drug Take-Back Day Saturday Is National Drug Take-Back Day
- October 30, 2018

The stores are located in Niagara Falls, Amherst, Orchard Park, Buffalo (5), Depew, Olean, Jamestown, Tonawanda, Arcade, Batavia, Dunkirk, Baldwinsville, Syracuse, Greece, Dansville and Bath, N.Y. Participants are encouraged to remove labels or black-out information beforehand. Prescription drugs are intended only for the person to whom they are prescribed, and when those medications are misplaced, forgotten about, or unaccounted for, they can become a danger to others. (more...)
Trump's new drug pricing proposals have already sparked a war with pharma Trump's new drug pricing proposals have already sparked a war with pharma
- October 28, 2018

In a speech Thursday afternoon at the Department of Health and Human Services , Trump said his administration would be taking the "revolutionary" step of allowing Medicare to directly negotiate prices with drug companies who he says have "rigged" the system, causing USA patients to pay more for their medicines. (more...)
Polio-like illness has USA parents on edge Polio-like illness has USA parents on edge
- October 28, 2018

So far, cases have been confirmed across 22 states. The New York State Department of Health has confirmed there are six suspected cases across New York of a virus that may cause paralysis in children. "What happens is that with time you build immunity", said Christenson. Christenson understands why parents are concerned and he says prevention is key. (more...)
Cavaliers tickets going for as cheap as $2.00 on resale sites Cavaliers tickets going for as cheap as $2.00 on resale sites
- October 28, 2018

Drummond - who was ejected in the win over the 76ers - had 20 points and 20 rebounds through three quarters against Cleveland. The guards combined to score 22 of Portland's final 26 points to seal the win. CLEVELAND (103): Osman 1-8 0-0 3, Frye 2-4 0-0 5, Thompson 3-8 0-0 6, Hill 6-11 3-3 15, Hood 4-12 2-2 10, Nance Jr. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Jayson Tatum scored 24 points, and the Boston Celtics rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to beat the winless Oklahoma City Thunder. (more...)
City hosts flu clinic this Thursday City hosts flu clinic this Thursday
- October 27, 2018

This low number is even more concerning given that past year an people died across the United States from a particularly severe H3N2 strain of the flu. The viruses' genetics change from one year to the next, and so every year, new vaccines need to be made to account for those changes. Oklahoma City was ranked sixth in the nation for the 2017-2018 season, according to a proprietary flu index the national chain developed. (more...)
Why height helps determine your risk of cancer Why height helps determine your risk of cancer
- October 27, 2018

A number of studies have previously found a link between a lofty stature and a greater risk of developing some form of cancer , with research suggesting that for every 10cm of height within the typical range for humans, the risk increases by about 10 per cent. (more...)
Organic Food Tied to Lower Cancer Risk, Study Finds Organic Food Tied to Lower Cancer Risk, Study Finds
- October 26, 2018

The participants, all volunteers, were then categorized into four groups depending on how often they reported eating 16 organic products, including fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, ready-to-eat meals, vegetable oils and condiments, dietary supplements and other products. (more...)
‘Every eighth woman is at risk of cancer’ ‘Every eighth woman is at risk of cancer’
- October 26, 2018

I did not want to miss out on my children growing up, but I knew I need to take care of myself for them. "You can't let it stop you; you have to keep on being involved in life", she said. "It turned out there were a couple of cousins that were older and had had cancer and later pieced it together they had the BRCA mutation". "It targets the breast cancer with very minimal side effects", Dr. (more...)
Rare polio-like disease is spreading — CDC Rare polio-like disease is spreading — CDC
- October 25, 2018

During an information briefing, the Director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Dr. Nancy Messonnier said, despite extensive laboratory testing, they don't know what causes the arm or leg weakness and paralysis in most patients. (more...)
Why it's important to get a flu shot Why it's important to get a flu shot
- October 25, 2018

While we are very early into the new flu season, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that the circulating flu strains match the strains prepared for in this year's quadrivalent influenza vaccine . The state's health agency on Monday declared the official end to the 2018 season, which lasted nine weeks. Diaz said the best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated which can also save lives . (more...)
Not Exercising Is Worse For Your Health Than Smoking, Study Finds Not Exercising Is Worse For Your Health Than Smoking, Study Finds
- October 24, 2018

Jaber called the results "extremely surprising". Smoking is bad for your health. Researchers retrospectively studied 122,007 patients who underwent exercise treadmill testing at Cleveland Clinic between January 1, 1991 and December 31, 2014 to measure all-cause mortality relating to the benefits of exercise and fitness. (more...)
Viral outbreak kills 6 children at NJ facility
- October 24, 2018

There have been 18 cases of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, about 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of NY, the New Jersey Health Department said in a statement . The CDC is now investigating an uptick in AFM cases, with 62 diagnoses confirmed so far this year in 22 states including New Jersey. A rep for the center didn't immediately return a message. (more...)
Innovative drug extends breast cancer survival, study finds Innovative drug extends breast cancer survival, study finds
- October 23, 2018

Kim Robertson, from Island Park, is fighting the disease and was at the event supported by more than 100 friends and relatives. "This is the first time I am donating hair, and I did it because I wanted to help cancer patients who deserve to have wigs". (more...)
Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Democrats 'too extreme' Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Democrats 'too extreme'
- October 21, 2018

Former US Vice President Joe Biden spoke during a rally at the Culinary Workers Union Hall Local 226 in Las Vegas on Saturday. Speaking to reporters after a campaign rally in Elko, Nevada, Trump said Republicans Rep. He won Nevada in his 2008 and 2012 campaigns, and Democrat Hillary Clinton carried the state by 2 percentage points over Trump in 2016. He said Republicans were going to win big in the 2018 midterm elections. (more...)
MIT AI Breast Cancer Model Said as Reliable as Radiologists MIT AI Breast Cancer Model Said as Reliable as Radiologists
- October 19, 2018

From left are Nancy Tyler, Sara DeSanto, Carolyn Handville and Karen Reynnells. October is breast cancer awareness month which is why you may be seeing a lot more pink right now. Families with the BRCA1 or BRCA2 genetic mutation have increased risk for developing male breast cancer. If you do not have health insurance, or if your insurance does not cover breast exams and mammograms, the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program at the Carroll County Health Department can help. (more...)
Flu vaccine delays for over-65s Flu vaccine delays for over-65s
- October 19, 2018

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital surveyed 700 people nationally . Twenty-eight percent believe the flu shot causes autism. During the 2017-2018 flu season, an estimated 80,000 people died from the virus and complications associated with it, CNN reported . (more...)
Antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak includes Virginia — CDC Antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak includes Virginia — CDC
- October 19, 2018

The strain "present in live chickens and in many types of raw chicken products, indicating it might be widespread in the chicken industry". The following is released statement from the Illinois Dept. " The outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis has been identified in samples from raw chicken pet food, from raw chicken products from 58 slaughter and/or processing establishments, and from live chickens ". (more...)
Polio-like illness among kids baffling doctors, scaring parents Polio-like illness among kids baffling doctors, scaring parents
- October 19, 2018

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) confirmed an additional 56 cases across 22 states on Wednesday, and are investigating a further 65. The CDC does not name states with confirmed or suspected cases. In some cases patients recover from the paralysis, but in others it continues. Neither boy tested positive for enterovirus D68-or A71, a similar virus also linked to AFM-but the tests are not definitive, he says. (more...)
UnitedHealth 3Q earnings and revenue top expectations UnitedHealth 3Q earnings and revenue top expectations
- October 19, 2018

Closely-held shares are those owned by insiders, major shareholders and employees, while restricted stock refers to insider shares that can not be traded because of a temporary restriction such as the lock-up period after an initial public offering. (more...)
Unvaccinated Florida Child First to Die in This Year's Flu Season Unvaccinated Florida Child First to Die in This Year's Flu Season
- October 19, 2018

The child, whose age and hometown has not been disclosed, died between September 30 and October 6 of influenza B, ABC reports . "We got our older boys vaccinated, but my husband and I didn't worry about getting ourselves vaccinated", Moise said. (more...)
Ebola death rate has risen to 135 in DRC, WHO says Ebola death rate has risen to 135 in DRC, WHO says
- October 18, 2018

The World Health Organisation (WHO ) will hold an emergency meeting on Wednesday to decide whether Democratic Republic of Congo's Ebola outbreak constitutes public health emergency of worldwide concern, the global health body said on Monday. (more...)
2 cases of polio-like illness confirmed in Wisconsin
- October 18, 2018

Messonnier said that officials have not been able to find the cause of the illness. However, none of the USA patients tested positive for polio , and, according to Dr. Carlos Pardo-Villamizar, a neurological disease expert with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Cases similar to Tunan's son are spreading to children around the age of four nationwide. (more...)
Health Department: 7th Case Of AFM Diagnosed In Minnesota Health Department: 7th Case Of AFM Diagnosed In Minnesota
- October 18, 2018

The state's health department said the five reported cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) also are being investigated by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , and are among dozens of cases the federal health agency is looking into across the country. (more...)
Hip and knee surgeons to use Apple Watch to monitor patients Hip and knee surgeons to use Apple Watch to monitor patients
- October 18, 2018

The study, which launches Monday , could have as many as 10,000 participants in the US, Zimmer Biomet said. Apple has been steadily adding health features to its eponymous watch. "We believe one of the best ways to empower consumers is by giving them the ability to use their health and activity information to improve their own care", said Jeff Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Apple, in a statement. (more...)
Many Dietary Supplements Tainted With Drug Ingredients Many Dietary Supplements Tainted With Drug Ingredients
- October 18, 2018

Gizmodo notes that the FDA does regularly screen supplement products for unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients, usually added to enhance the product's advertised effects. Researchers at the California Department of Public Health combed through a Food and Drug Administration database of contaminated supplements for 2007 to 2016. (more...)
Mysterious Paralyzing Illness Like Polio Found Among Kids in 22 States
- October 17, 2018

First recognized in 2014, AFM remains mysterious. No one knows what causes AFM, although a virus or viruses are suspected. The disease is marked by a sudden onset of weakness and loss of muscle tone in the arms and legs caused by an attack on the nervous system and spinal cord. (more...)
Mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states — CDC Mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states — CDC
- October 17, 2018

The MDH says the case is now being reviewed, and did not provide information regarding where in the state this particular case was diagnosed, or whether or not the child is in the hospital. Last year, one child died of the disease. "Right now we know that poliovirus is not the cause of these AFM cases", she said. The following year, there were 22 confirmed cases in 17 states, and 2016 saw 149 cases in 39 jurisdictions, including D.C. (more...)
127 cases of polio-like illness under investigation, CDC says
- October 17, 2018

Officials at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City said two cases of AFM have been confirmed at the hospital. Between August 2014 and September 2018, 362 cases were confirmed by the CDC. She said that most AFM cases occur in the late summer and fall. What happens to patients down the line is unclear; some recover quickly, while others may need long-term care. (more...)
Maryland Health Officials Confirm 5 Possible Cases Of Polio-Like Illness
- October 17, 2018

Nancy Messonnier , director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . One case of a polio-like disease has been confirmed in MA, the Department of Public Health announced. (more...)