Medicine

by | November 07, 2018 | 23:27

The FDA announced its approval November 2 of a new prescription opioid called Dsuvia, despite public and medical criticism for the drug's approval in the midst of the opioid epidemic , according to STAT. The Defense Department paid for R&D activities for Dsuvia through a 2015 contract in search for a replacement to using morphine injections, according to AcelRx's Securities and Exchange Commission filings .

by | November 07, 2018 | 10:28

Back in 2010, a young Australian man was having a few drinks with friends in a backyard and made a decision to eat a garden slug on a dare, only for the creature to end up paralyzing and killing him eight years later. "Sam passed away on Friday morning at Hornsby Hospital, not far from where he grew up, surrounded by 20 of those he most loved in the world", she wrote.

by | November 04, 2018 | 03:26

Across the state help is available from navigators at many Community Action Agencies, assisters at Federally Qualified Health Centers, and at many hospitals. But Ommen also praised non-ACA compliant options that he said offered an affordable option for Iowans who do not qualify for subsidies on their health care coverage, including the Farm Bureau Health Plan, a new coverage plan that was created by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation for this coming year.

by | November 03, 2018 | 23:17

Children younger than six months of age are too young to get the flu vaccine. It is a first come, first served basis. "Can't eat nothing. Can't hold nothing down", said Kelly Bippus, who doesn't go a season without getting a vaccine. When in stock, Tran also stated that Walgreens Pharmacy made getting vaccinated a simple process. As this happens, your immune system develops antibodies against the influenza virus which is in the vaccine so that it will recognise it and and be able to ...

by | November 03, 2018 | 07:12

As we approached David, he looked her in the eye and said, 'I will walk before you.' After finally walking, David once again jokingly addressed Charlotte, "I have beaten you", as the BBC reported . The effects of the treatment lasted beyond when the electrical signals stopped, and "all of the participants retained some improvement in muscle movement even after the stimulation therapy", according to Nature .

by | November 01, 2018 | 16:17

The report compiles evidence on a host of impacts including poor birth outcomes, infant mortality, adverse effects on neurodevelopment, weight issues, respiratory effects and cancers , concluding that air pollution impacts children in 'uniquely damaging ways'.

by | November 01, 2018 | 03:30

We are encouraging Black women and men to focus on the importance of committing to a healthy lifestyle and getting regular checkups and mammograms. To help empower others living with metastatic breast cancer , Eileen is sharing her personal journey from diagnosis and beyond.

by | October 31, 2018 | 03:25

It is the latest death of an individual who had a confirmed case of adenovirus and had become ill before October 22. Teams will also be sent to the Voorhees Pediatric Facility in the state, and the Children's Specialised Hospital with locations in Toms River and Mountainside.

by | October 28, 2018 | 07:43

The CDC has confirmed 386 cases since it began tracking the condition in 2014. It caused an outbreak of 160 confirmed cases in the Lower Hudson Valley of NY in 2016, they reported."It looks like the new strains are better able to affect human motor neuron-like cells than older strains", said Tyler.It wasn't just the U.S.: European researchers reported 29 cases of EV-D68 infection in children and adults with acute flaccid myelitis in 2016.Tyler and colleagues infected mice with EV-D68 and ...

by | October 28, 2018 | 04:13

Drummond notched his 22nd career 20-20 game on Thursday, and second this season . "Thought our bench was great all night - even in the first half, I thought they did a great job", coach Tyronn Lue said. The Pistons scored the first six points of the game before the Cavaliers scored the next 11. Jamal Murray scored 22 points and Monte Morris had 20, but Denver couldn't answer the Lakers' rally led by James, who posted his third career triple-double in Staples Center for his third ...

by | October 26, 2018 | 18:14

In a sample of 68,946 volunteers, self reporting a high organic food score indicative of frequent consumption of organic food (quartile 4 or Q4) was associated with a 25% lower risk of cancer compared with the lowest frequency of organic food consumption (Q1), reported Julia Baudry , PhD, University of Paris, and colleagues.

by | October 26, 2018 | 16:43

BMT has committed to making a $5,000 donation to the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Today, Trish wears a "I Beat Breast Cancer" button with pride, and she heavily values the month of October as well.

by | October 25, 2018 | 03:14

State health officials say four cases of a rare, mysterious illness that can paralyze children have been confirmed in OH amid a jump in such cases nationally. "We have not been able to find the cause of the majority of AFM cases", the CDC's Dr. Nancy Messonnier told reporters on Thursday. EV-D68 is an enterovirus, a distant relative of the poliovirus.

by | October 25, 2018 | 02:38

Flu vaccines need to be administered every year because the vaccine declines in the body's immune system over time and because the flu virus changes each year. Lakes Urgent has the more effective quadrivalent (four component) flu vaccine which offers greater protection. "Why did someone not slap me over the head and say, 'Hey look, do you know that your children could die from the flu?' I didn't know that."Last year's flu season saw record hospitalization rates and deaths reaching ...

by | October 24, 2018 | 10:32

They looked at more than 120,000 patients (their average age being 53) who had taken an exercise treadmill test at the clinic sometime between 1994 to 2014. What made the study so unique, beyond the sheer number of people studied, he said was that researchers weren't relying on patients self-reporting their exercise.

by | October 24, 2018 | 03:00

Inspectors from the Department of Health have visited the center and are providing infection control and cleaning procedures. The facility is not admitting any new patients until the outbreak ends, the statement said. "I have been briefed by [Commissioner of Health] Dr. Elnahal, who has assured me that the Department of Health has recommended vital measures to enhance protections against the further spread of infection and will continue its active on-site surveillance".

by | October 23, 2018 | 15:18

In yet another study that involved ICMR researchers, the age-adjusted rate of breast cancer was as high as 26 women and mortality or death about 12 women for 1,00,000 population. A college of the University of London, the ICR is the UK's top-ranked academic institution for research quality, and provides postgraduate higher education of global distinction.

by | October 21, 2018 | 17:54

Senate Minority Leader Charles "Chuck" Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) earlier released a joint statement where they accused the US President and Republicans of distracting attention away from problems posed by the US health care system.

by | October 21, 2018 | 03:01

Investigators have been looking into illnesses reported in January through early September. Alabama 1, California 1, CT 1, DE 2, Florida 2, Georgia 2, Hawaii 1, IL 5, IN 1, Kentucky 1, Louisiana 2, ME 1, Maryland 2, MA 9, MI 3, Minnesota 3, Missouri 3, North Carolina 4, Nebraska 1, New Jersey 9, NY 10, OH 7, Pennsylvania 11, Rhode Island 2, SC 1, Tennessee 1, Texas 2, Virginia 2, Washington 2.

by | October 20, 2018 | 10:44

What is influenza? According to the CDC , influenza is a "contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs". This is what the flu virus wants - it wants to spread, grow and multiply and we give it the ideal environment if we don't vaccinate those considered to be most at risk.