Medical


One Ottawa resident suffering with E. coli infection, linked to outbreak One Ottawa resident suffering with E. coli infection, linked to outbreak
- November 22, 2018

That's because the CDC is investigating yet another risky E. coli outbreak linked to it. Jewel-Osco and Mariano's are removing all romaine and products containing romaine from their shelves, and they are offering full refunds to customers who return romaine products purchased at the grocery chains. (more...)
CDC advises US consumers not to eat romaine lettuce CDC advises US consumers not to eat romaine lettuce
- November 20, 2018

Thirteen of those people were hospitalized, including one who suffered kidney failure. A map from the CDC shows the distribution of people infected with the outbreak strain of E. If you were planning to make a salad for Thanksgiving, it's probably best you steer clear of romaine lettuce. No deaths have been reported. Toss it. (more...)
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Costs Canada Over $1 Billion A Year Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Costs Canada Over $1 Billion A Year
- November 18, 2018

For more information, visit here . Antimicrobial resistance is a natural phenomenon, and the process has been occurring for millennia, according to Gerry Wright, director of the Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University. (more...)
Blood Pressure Drug Recall Expands Again Due To Potential Cancer-Causing Chemical Blood Pressure Drug Recall Expands Again Due To Potential Cancer-Causing Chemical
- November 16, 2018

Continue taking losartan potassium hydrochlorothiazide exactly as prescribed until you receive further instructions from him or her. As per the FDA, the latest recall has impacted less than 1% of the total products of losartan drug all over the United States market. (more...)
Your Last Opportunity To Opt-Out Of My Health Record Is Here Your Last Opportunity To Opt-Out Of My Health Record Is Here
- November 16, 2018

Labor will push to extend the opt-out deadline for the controversial My Health Record system by 12 months. "Today the Government worked with the Senate crossbench to extend the opt-out period for #MyHealthRecord ", Mr Hunt wrote on Twitter . (more...)
America updates its physical activity guidelines, with one important change America updates its physical activity guidelines, with one important change
- November 16, 2018

For older children and adults , moderate-to-vigorous activity can include brisk walking, running or "anything that makes the heart beat faster", and adults should aim for about 2½ hours each week. Additionally, healthy weight management through physical activity can reduce the risk of progression of a current condition or the risk of developing a new chronic condition. (more...)
Withings Pulse HR marks a new step into fitness bands Withings Pulse HR marks a new step into fitness bands
- November 16, 2018

By Withings' own admission it's a bit of a throwback to the design of the Withings Pulse , the company's first tracker launched back in 2013. As fitness trackers go, the Pulse HR is a fairly straightforward one. The new Withings band claims to offer 20-day battery life, compared to the Charge 3 and Vivosmart 4, both of which last about a week depending on usage. (more...)
DeepMind's Streams technology team to join Google DeepMind's Streams technology team to join Google
- November 16, 2018

DeepMind co-founder and chief executive Demis Hassabis. It will now be controlled by parent company Google, DeepMind's founders announced in a blog post . The company, which gave us the Go-champion beating AlphaGo , has been in trouble before over patient privacy during tests of its Streams system to monitor patients remotely and alert doctors to issues before they arise. (more...)
Limiting social media use can alleviate the feeling of loneliness and depression Limiting social media use can alleviate the feeling of loneliness and depression
- November 15, 2018

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found a causal link between time spent on social media and loneliness or depression. Their study was based on a sample of 196 Facebook users, with an average age of 31, who completed an online survey consisting of a range of psychometric tools to assess their mental capabilities and behavioural style. (more...)
World Health Organization report cautions against antibiotics overuse worldwide World Health Organization report cautions against antibiotics overuse worldwide
- November 13, 2018

In recognition of the 2018 US Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic Awareness Week , 12-18 November, America's pig farmers want consumers to realise the continuous improvement and antibiotic stewardship efforts underway. "Without effective antibiotics and other antimicrobials, we will lose our ability to treat infections widely used as pneumonia", she warned. In surgeries including Caesarian section, Knee replacements or hip surgeries, antibiotics play a vital role in healing the ... (more...)
Thousand Oaks Gunman's Track Coach Says He Assaulted Her in High School Thousand Oaks Gunman's Track Coach Says He Assaulted Her in High School
- November 12, 2018

The dead in the shooting rampage included sheriff's Sgt. Ron Helus, a 29-year veteran gunned down as he entered the bar, and Telemachus Orfanos, 27, who survived last year's massacre in Las Vegas, where a gunman in a high-rise hotel opened killed 58 people at an outdoor country music festival. (more...)
Surgeons in Australia separating conjoined girls from Bhutan Surgeons in Australia separating conjoined girls from Bhutan
- November 11, 2018

They were joined at the torso and their livers were joined. He had previously said that the medical team were prepared for the surgery to take days, but that he realistically envisioned it would take around 6-8 hours. "She still has this extraordinary calmness about her, which is just awesome". "There is nothing better in any operation than to be able to go to the parents and say 'we've been able to look after your child, '" he said. (more...)
The Cause Final 12 months’s Flu Season Was Lethal? Not Sufficient Vaccinations The Cause Final 12 months’s Flu Season Was Lethal? Not Sufficient Vaccinations
- November 10, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend shots for everyone over the age of six months. "The most important action to take to prevent serious illness is to get a flu vaccine now". Avoid people who appear sick. The cost is $10.00 per shot for adults and children. Many misconceptions about the flu vaccine linger. The researchers received an $8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to expand on research that creates a framework for the significance ... (more...)
Flu Shots Vs. Nasal Spray Vaccines - What’s The Difference? Flu Shots Vs. Nasal Spray Vaccines - What’s The Difference?
- November 10, 2018

People with an underlying health condition such as diabetes, bronchitis, COPD, heart disease or multiple sclerosis are advised to get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible. In summary, my unsolicited advice is that you should go get your influenza vaccine and to also immunize your kids. Although people 65 and older make up only 15 percent of the USA population, on average they account for about 60 percent of the hospitalizations and 90 percent of the deaths attributed to seasonal flu. (more...)
Women chirpiest in the morning less likely to develop breast cancer Women chirpiest in the morning less likely to develop breast cancer
- November 09, 2018

The study found that a preference for mornings reduced the risk of breast cancer by 40 per cent compared with being an evening type. They used a clever new way of analysing data - called Mendelian randomisation. Dipender Gill, of Imperial College London, said: "Although informative and interesting, this study alone does not warrant any action other than further investigation - people should not be changing their sleep patterns based on the evidence presented here". (more...)
In Congo, war and Ebola outbreak spread fear to neighboring nations In Congo, war and Ebola outbreak spread fear to neighboring nations
- November 09, 2018

Jane Aceng, Uganda's health minister in a statement added, "The public health risk of cross border transmission of Ebola to Uganda [from DRC] was assessed to be very high at the national level". "Therefore, the rVSV-Ebola vaccine is not available to the general population at this stage". Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) said there is not enough valid research to risk the health of pregnant women nor their future child with the investigational vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV. (more...)
FDA approves highly effective new opioid regardless of ongoing epidemic FDA approves highly effective new opioid regardless of ongoing epidemic
- November 07, 2018

Gottlieb said Dsuvia, which is administered under the tongue through a disposable, pre-filled, single-dose applicator, "is restricted to use in certified, medically supervised health care settings - such as hospitals, surgical centers and emergency departments - for administration by a health care professional". (more...)
Government nails Prophet Magaya Government nails Prophet Magaya
- November 05, 2018

The State alleges that just before the search, Magaya allegedly destroyed some of the exhibits by flushing them down his office toilets and burning some of the containers which were, however, recovered half burnt. "We wrote to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and they said they would work hand-in-hand with government rather than individual-to-individual", Magaya said. (more...)
Choice of Health Insurance Plans Offers Customers Financial Relief, Flexibility Choice of Health Insurance Plans Offers Customers Financial Relief, Flexibility
- November 04, 2018

All marketplace plans are exclusive provider organizations (EPOs), meaning they do not provide out-of-network benefits, with few exceptions. "In Florida, over 1.7 million of our neighbors - more than any other state - signed up for a marketplace policy past year, often with the help of a Navigator", Castor said. (more...)
A flu vaccine could save your life A flu vaccine could save your life
- November 03, 2018

For viruses, Tamiflu is taken orally and Relenza is inhaled. Who should get a flu shot? They've made improvements in that vaccine so it's more effective in H1N1. You may experience a few mild symptoms after getting a flu shot, but these symptoms are not the flu itself. The first thing is that we had a decline in the number of people who got influenza shots and that is very disconcerting. (more...)
Implant technology allows three to walk again Implant technology allows three to walk again
- November 03, 2018

This week's video comes from Switzerland where three patients with chronic paraplegia have walked again thanks to precise electrical stimulation of their spinal cords via a wireless implant . With EES switched on, he's able to walk using a walker. "The thought is that somehow there's a command coming down from the brain telling the lower limbs to move, and somehow the stimulation is enabling that", she says. (more...)
Doha Bank observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month Doha Bank observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month
- November 01, 2018

A lot remains to be done on the health care provider and consumer awareness side. There is no single formula that applies to all cancer patients. After trying cannabis, Mary said her sleep improved and she felt like she had better mobility while experiencing less pain. (more...)
Eighth child dies at New Jersey center hit by viral outbreak Eighth child dies at New Jersey center hit by viral outbreak
- October 31, 2018

Another will be sent to the University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey, where a premature baby died amid a bacterial infection. The department says there have been eight pediatric deaths associated with the outbreak and at least one young adult. (more...)
Tech Giants Including Google, Facebook & Amazon Face UK Digital Services Tax Tech Giants Including Google, Facebook & Amazon Face UK Digital Services Tax
- October 30, 2018

The higher rate threshold, the income at which someone becomes liable to pay the 40 per cent tax rate, will rise to £50,000 from £46,350 at the same time. The think tank said its analysis showed the tax cuts would "overwhelmingly benefit richer households", with almost half (45%) projected to go to the top 10% of households. (more...)
Making Strides against Breast Cancer brings 4,000, raises $250,000 Making Strides against Breast Cancer brings 4,000, raises $250,000
- October 30, 2018

More than a million people participate in these Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events each year - with a message much bigger than just fighting the disease. Unlike many women struggling with breast cancer, Moss was fortunate to have the insurance and means to afford treatment. Shonda Davis, the mistress of ceremonies, won her fight against breast cancer. (more...)
Polluted Air Kills 600,000 Kids a Year: WHO Report Polluted Air Kills 600,000 Kids a Year: WHO Report
- October 30, 2018

The European Union's environmental agency says air pollution is slowly improving across the continent but still exceeds the bloc's limits and guidelines from the United Nations health agency. Stubble-burning is a major reason for the increase in the air pollution levels in Delhi and NCR. In the NCR region, Ghaziabad recorded severe pollution levels, while Faridabad, Gurgaon, Noida and Greater Noida recorded very poor air quality. (more...)
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...)