Medical

by | August 16, 2019 | 13:53

Jean-Jacques Muyembe, director of Congo's National Institute for Biomedical Research, at a press conference in Goma. They are the "first drugs that, in a scientifically sound study, have clearly shown a significant diminution in mortality" for Ebola patients, said Dr Anthony Fauci, director of NIAID.

by | August 16, 2019 | 12:38

West Nile doesn't impact most people who are infected. In addition to potentially carrying the Zika virus, the new mosquitoes are also capable of carrying dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever. Eliminating these sources of stagnant water is the best method to reduce mosquito populations that can transmit West Nile Virus, the Conservation District says.

by | August 16, 2019 | 13:01

Eileen de Villa, Toronto's medical officer of health, said in a news release Tuesday. While the risk of becoming infected remains low, wear light-coloured clothes and long trousers and sleeves. Residents can protect themselves by using insect repellent containing DEET, draining standing water around homes and wearing long-sleeve shirts and trousers when mosquitoes are active.

by | August 14, 2019 | 01:06

He had been prescribed mouthwash, steroids, and antibiotics to treat what doctors thought was a respiratory infection from having a tube down his throat . At this point, he was re-admitted to the hospital. Cunniffe stressed to doctors to "always listen to your patient" and not rely as heavily on imaging and laboratory tests.

by | August 03, 2019 | 02:05

The government has confirmed 15,369 dengue cases since January 1. He said the total number of confirmed cases as of Monday in the country since Jan 1 rose to 13,637, registering a record high. There are growing concerns that an increase in global average temperatures due to climate change could allow the female aedes aegypti mosquito which carries the dengue virus to migrate out of southeast Asia and into countries like the U.S., inland Australia and coastal regions of Japan and China.

by | July 22, 2019 | 02:18

Two people who attended meetings this week between the Department of Health and Human Services and clinic representatives told The Associated Press that officials said they might be willing to allow more time to comply. Officials for the U.S. Health and Human Services Department, which administers Title X, did not immediately respond to requests from Reuters seeking comment on Illinois' action.

by | July 20, 2019 | 01:28

Temperatures will reach the upper 80s to lower 90s Friday and then increase to upwards of 100 degrees on Saturday and Sunday , according to the weather service. In 2017 there were 87 heat-related deaths in the United States, according to the National Safety Council . People at greatest risk for heat-related illness include children up to age 4 and people over 65, people who are overweight or have existing medical conditions, and those who are socially isolated.

by | July 18, 2019 | 01:07

We already know Biden is relying on sentimentality for the Obama years as a central political strategy to winning the Democratic nomination and the presidency. Biden has spent the past several weeks on defense, reversing his position on taxpayer funding for abortions and highlighting his past work with segregationist senators.

by | July 18, 2019 | 01:09

Anna Maria van Eijk, from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom, and colleagues looked at the data of 3,300 women and girls in 43 earlier studies. Menstruation can have astronomical results on girls' schooling in particular, as well as women's experience of work. The study also revealed that they weren't detrimental to a woman's natural vaginal flora.

by | July 16, 2019 | 12:18

The latest epidemic is the second-deadliest on record globally, after the outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, killing more than 11,300 people. Since Aug. 8, more than 161,400 people have been vaccinated against Ebola in the outbreak zone in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, using an experimental vaccine developed by American pharmaceutical company Merck.

by | July 10, 2019 | 01:40

Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women under the age of 35, killing around 850 people every year. HPV is thought to be responsible for over 99% of cervical cancers, as well as 90% of anal, about 70% of vaginal and vulvar cancers and more than 60% of penile cancers.

by | July 06, 2019 | 02:38

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden . It seemed like Chris [Cuomo] was trying to pin him down, but that is a fundamental, you know, point of disagreement on his record that Senator Harris highlighted in the debate.

by | June 30, 2019 | 01:43

Michelle Brown , the mother of the girl, said they arrived in Destin, Fla . on June 7 for a family vacation, but it stormed the first couple of days, so they weren't able to hit the beach. According to Kylei's mom, her daughter had stuck her toes in the water, just a few days after scuffing her toe on a skateboard. Testing revealed that Kylei's body was responding to a potentially deadly and rare infection called necrotising fasciitis.

by | June 27, 2019 | 02:19

Lowering costs for care has bipartisan support on Capitol Hill but is seen as a weak spot for Republicans in the next election. June 24 (UPI) - President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday afternoon aimed at making patients more aware of their healthcare costs earlier in the treatment process.

by | June 15, 2019 | 01:40

The erroneous claims are also spreading at a time when Border Patrol officials said last week there has been a "dramatic" rise in the number of migrants arriving at the Texas border from African countries, although they remain a small fraction of the total number of migrants apprehended.

by | June 10, 2019 | 01:01

The excitement here is about the clear increase in demand for foods that resemble meat but aren't made out of it. The company also stands to benefit from strategic partnerships. Brown said the company is in the testing phase with several fast-food chains, but he wouldn't say which ones. The fake meat maker posted a loss of $6.6 million in the quarter, compared to a loss of $5.7 million in that period a year ago.

by | June 07, 2019 | 01:00

She told CBS This Morning that doctors believe both cancers were caused by the same HPV strain, and that she didn't know the virus was linked to cancer prior to her diagnosis. Cross said doctors later told her the cancer was likely linked to HPV, a sexually transmitted disease, and the same strain had caused her husband Tom Mahoney's throat cancer in 2009.

by | May 31, 2019 | 01:42

All forms of marijuana were previously prohibited in both checked and carry-on luggage. CBD-infused products such as lotions, capsules and oils are already widely available in major chain stores such as CVS and online. Marijuana in its other non-medical forms, however, won't be allowed aboard commercial aircraft. The TSA will no longer prevent you from bringing federally legal CBD on your flight.

by | May 17, 2019 | 16:42

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in a statement . The WHO explained dementia is an illness that affects memory, thinking, learning, and judgment. "The costs of caring for people with dementia are estimated to rise to two trillion US dollars annually by 2030", the organisation said.

by | May 17, 2019 | 16:53

The course aimed to help the group to identify, understand and help colleagues who might be struggling with or developing mental ill-health. The YMCA spoke to more than 2,000 young people aged 11 to 24 years old as part of its new report, which is part of the charity's Be Real Campaign.

by | May 12, 2019 | 09:09

Mental Health awareness month is celebrated annually in May to highlight a specific area of concern internationally to raise awareness in mental health and eradicate stigma. However, she says stigma on this issue and other mental health conditions is a big barrier. "We need to have more public discourse to dispel the myths about what mental health problems are and are not" states Dr.

by | May 05, 2019 | 01:44

US public health officials declared measles eliminated in 2000, meaning the disease was no longer a constant presence in the country. The Ministry of Health stressed that while there has been no measles outbreak in Barbados, with the last known case recorded in 1990, there have been reports of outbreaks in North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and the Americas.

by | May 05, 2019 | 00:39

Kris Etherton also said that when contenders consumed whole walnuts the witnessed enhanced interests than when the consumed a diet with same fatty acid profile as walnuts without consuming the nut itself. A diet that had the same amount of polyunsaturated fat and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) that is found in walnuts. The authors of this study said this was to determine whether or not it was the fats that happen to be in walnuts or the bioactive compounds in the walnuts themselves reducing ...

by | May 04, 2019 | 01:49

NBC News reported that almost 300 passengers and crew were aboard the vessel, with one female crew member diagnosed with measles. The ship reportedly belongs to the Church of Scientology. According to the church's website, the ship is a religious retreat for Scientology members. According to Tim Moody , former chairperson of Emerging Public Health Threats and Emergency Response Coalition , someone who was never vaccinated for and then exposed to measles has 72 hours to receive a vaccine.

by | May 03, 2019 | 01:00

They want a healthcare system which will lower healthcare costs and save them money. Establishing an interoperable IT system under a single-payer system would have numerous same challenges as establishing an interoperable IT system in the current health care system with its many different providers and vendors.

by | May 03, 2019 | 02:19

For summer, Starbucks also has a Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino, a Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino, and the previously announced S'mores Frappuccino, which is returning thanks to customer feedback. It is then all layered on top of some whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumble. "We have seen when we introduce more of our cold beverage innovation...our nonmembers [of Starbucks Rewards] tend to shop with us in the afternoons", Starbucks COO Roz Brewer said last week during the company's ...

by | May 02, 2019 | 01:11

The court's decision came on the same day that officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the number of cases across the entire country had hit a 25-year high of more than 700. One dose is around 93 percent effective at preventing measles, and two doses are around 97 percent effective. Officials said that in addition to two outbreaks that have been linked to patients with global travel, there have been 28 other outbreak-associated cases.

by | May 01, 2019 | 02:01

Owner Luly Ruiz told KOAT News in September that she was cooperating with the health department, but only used disposable needles, and took care to open each new needle in front of her client. Yet if the micro-needling pen or any other equipment is not properly disposed of or sterilized between facials, that could expose patients to potential blood-borne infections, as what was seen in New Mexico, Dr.

by | April 26, 2019 | 01:55

However, both sets of advice did not specify a time children should spend using screens. The guidelines recommend for children in this age group to spend at least 180 minutes a day in a variety of physical activities , with at least 60 of those minutes involving moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activities such as games outdoors that require frequent running or jumping.

by | April 26, 2019 | 01:43

The malaria vaccine pilot aims to reach about 360,000 children each year. Craig said that immunizing the most vulnerable children during peak malaria seasons could save thousands from falling ill or dying. The WHO's latest report on malaria showed that the number of cases climbed to 219 million in 2017, two million more than in 2016. WHO's Regional Director for Africa, Dr.

by | April 26, 2019 | 02:11

New York City health officials on Wednesday reported 61 new cases since late last week, pushing this year's nationwide tally past the 667 cases reported for all of 2014. Under the mandate, anyone who does not get the vaccine risks a $1,398 fine. A combination of factors has led to the spike in measles cases according to UNICEF, including complacency among parents and "fear or skepticism about vaccines".

by | April 22, 2019 | 00:43

New cases were reported in Williamsburg (39), Borough Park (3), Midwood/Marine Park (1) and Far Rockaway (1). The city last week issued a vaccine mandate that applies to certain ZIP Codes in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, where the outbreak began last fall in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.

by | April 21, 2019 | 00:43

Previous gene therapy approaches have been developed to provide alternatives to bone marrow transplants, but the therapies sometimes need to be accompanied by chemotherapy and have been associated with the development of other illnesses including metabolic syndrome and blood disorders such as thalassemia and sickle cell anemia.

by | April 17, 2019 | 11:36

Experts are growing tired about using home speakers like the Echo or Google Home for medical consults as privacy issues grow, CNBC reports. Eavesdroppers At least - that is what we were led to believe. The company also stated that employees can not identify the person or account relating to the voice recordings. We now know Amazon employs thousands of staff members dedicated to improving the Alexa digital assistant.

by | April 15, 2019 | 02:36

However, "at this time, no common supplier, distributor or brand of ground beef has been identified". Among them, 17 have been hospitalized for the infection . While the CDC has identified ground beef as a culprit, the agency is not recommending people to avoid consumption of ground beef. The CDC recommends thorough handwashing, washing fruits and vegetables, cooking meat thoroughly and avoiding cross-contamination in food preparation areas as ways to prevent E.