Health

Government moves to curb rising cases of resistances to antibiotics

Government moves to curb rising cases of resistances to antibiotics In the ensuing decades, we've benefited from medical miracles, from chemotherapy to organ transplants. "If we fail to take adequate measures now, in the decades to come we may be faced with the frightening scenario where our antibiotics will no longer be effective, and illnesses and diseases that we are able to cure with antibiotics at present could become potentially unsafe superbugs of the fut... [Full Article...]

Wide differences in antibiotic use between countries

Wide differences in antibiotic use between countries The World Health Organization ( WHO ) warned of the risky increase in antibiotic consumption in some countries, but also of low use in other regions, which can lead to the emergence of deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria , commonly dubbed superbugs. [Full Article...]

Never too early to get your flu shot, says health unit

Ott says it is particularly important to receive the flu shot to protect those within society who cannot receive the flu shot as well as those who are immune compromised. Flu shots will be provided to anyone over the age of 6 months and will be free to anyone with proof of health insurance. Avoid people who appear sick. [Full Article...]

Brown County Health Department Encourages Flu Vaccinations

Brown County Health Department Encourages Flu Vaccinations These are meager efforts when compared to the roughly $1 billion spent annually on developing an HIV vaccine and the many billions that have been spent on vaccines for the Zika and Ebola viruses, which have little relevance to Americans. "Nursing teams in schools right across the county are also busy administering the flu vaccine to school pupils, and I hope that as many eligible children as pos... [Full Article...]

FDA Approves Painkiller Dsuvia Amid Criticism

FDA Approves Painkiller Dsuvia Amid Criticism The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a powerful new opioid stirred up fierce opposition in some consumer and healthcare circles after it was announced Friday, continuing debate about the agency's role and responsibility in the opioid crisis . [Full Article...]

Man paralysed by garden slug dies after eight years

Man paralysed by garden slug dies after eight years His mother, Katie Ballard , who cared for him full-time, was by his side. Sam Ballard was 19 years old when he chose to eat a slug for a laugh with his buddies in the rugby, at a party. "He spent the afternoon laughing at me as I read him the sports section of the newspaper with new glasses on". "He is still the same cheeky Sam, and laughs a lot", she wrote. [Full Article...]

Soy Protein Isolate Market: Global Market Status and Prospect

Soy Protein Isolate Market: Global Market Status and Prospect It helps in understanding the key market segments and their future trends. What are the revenue and sales of Organic Soy Protein Concentrate by type and application? What is the development rate of the Pea Protein Isolate Market in 2018-2025? Every company in the Pea Protein Isolate Market has objectives and the Market Intelligence Data market research report focus on... [Full Article...]

Advisory for people considering short-term health insurance plans

Advisory for people considering short-term health insurance plans The agency also says anyone contacting Virginia residents regarding selling health insurance plans through an enrollment period outside of the open enrollment period is not selling an ACA-compliant policy. "There is only a six-week window to enroll, so we want to ensure that New Jerseyans know that health plan rates are down in New Jersey and they may qualify for financial help to lower the co... [Full Article...]

Memoirs About Breast Cancer To Keep The Conversation Going All Year Long

Memoirs About Breast Cancer To Keep The Conversation Going All Year Long By Mr Akansh Khurana , Co-founder, and CEO, THB Technology Today, Breast Cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among women. Rhonda is fighting Metastatic Breast Cancer , that's when the cancer has spread to other organs. The International Breast Cancer Study Group, which includes the Australia New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group, provided trial access to patients around the w... [Full Article...]

Officials identify 26th case of viral outbreak

Officials identify 26th case of viral outbreak Health Department spokeswoman Donna Leusner said Thursday the person had already been ill so the diagnosis does not necessarily mean the virus is still spreading. The Health Department says an inspection team found "minor handwashing deficiencies", and they continue to work closely with the nursing and rehab center on infection control issues. [Full Article...]

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 Medicare Part B, which covers drugs administered in a doctor's office, now pays 106 percent of the "average sales price" for drugs, based on data submitted by drugmakers. "These proposals are to the detriment of American patients". President Trump said his administration is taking immediate action to stop the "global freeloading" by foreign nations when it comes to the price that American patien... [Full Article...]

Polio-like illness has USA parents on edge

Polio-like illness has USA parents on edge Rare instances will result in acute flaccid myelitis , a serious condition that causes weakness in the arms or legs or even paralysis. Canadian health officials report 33 total cases-18 confirmed and 15 being investigated as of this week. [Full Article...]

FDA Approves Drug That Cuts Flu Symptoms to Only Two Days

FDA Approves Drug That Cuts Flu Symptoms to Only Two Days FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb hailed the new treatment option while also warning that it shouldn't be considered a replacement for a flu shot given that the influenza season is now officially upon is. On Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inched closer to a record-breaking year of drug approvals, green lighting the first new antiviral flu medicine with a unique action mechanism... [Full Article...]

Pistons remain unbeaten with 110-103 victory over Cavaliers

Pistons remain unbeaten with 110-103 victory over Cavaliers Kyle Kuzma scored 22 points and JaVale McGee added 21. Cleveland cut a 12-point Pistons fourth-quarter lead to six with a minute left on a four-point play by Korver, who was fouled making a 3-pointer by Detroit's Reggie Bullock. Andre Drummond scored 26 points and pulled down 22 rebounds as the Pistons ran their record to 4-and-0. ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Damian Lillard scored 34 of his 41 po... [Full Article...]

South Florida lacing to to make strides against breast cancer

South Florida lacing to to make strides against breast cancer Here, we bust eight common myths and uncover the truth . Junior marketing major Jessica Pascale said, "Being at this walk surrounded by so many people that are supporting a great cause such as breast cancer feels very empowering". Plus, knowing the state of your breasts should for sure outweigh any temporary unease. Students that walked with Kean showed the community that Kean is passionate abo... [Full Article...]

Six patients dead after New Jersey virus outbreak

The state has barred the facility, the Wanaque Centre for Nursing and Rehabilitation, from accepting new patients until the outbreak is contained. In the past 10 years, cases of severe illness and death from the type of infection found at the facility have been reported in the United States, though it's unclear how many deaths there have been. [Full Article...]

Breast cancer survival could be extended with two new drug combinations

Breast cancer survival could be extended with two new drug combinations Breast Cancer Now's wear it pink day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK. Breast cancer screening typically starts at around 40 years old, but getting a screening prior to that age if you have multiple family members with breast cancer, is never going to be a bad idea. [Full Article...]

Trust Hospital Extends Breast Cancer Campaign To Various Areas

Trust Hospital Extends Breast Cancer Campaign To Various Areas Certain oral contraceptives (birth control pills) also have been found to increase breast cancer risks. During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the S.C. Beyond BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations, which are mutations of a gene that suppresses tumors in women, Cancer Research UK explains that there are rarer mutations in genes known as TP53, PTEN, PALB2 and a range of genes called SNPs, all... [Full Article...]

With flu season underway, Arizona health officials urge getting flu shot

With flu season underway, Arizona health officials urge getting flu shot It's hard to predict how severe the flu season will be this year, Lin said. "This is concerning, because it is an increase from past year, but it is only the first week of recording", said Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services. [Full Article...]

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Baffles Medical Experts While Frightening Parents

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Baffles Medical Experts While Frightening Parents He says he has had very good outcomes in 14 of the 15 patients; the one girl who did not regain full function had "a suboptimal result, but [her parents are] happy she got something back". Mainly acute flaccid myelitis was on the West coast of the United States, in the States of OR and Washington. Like polio, acute flaccid myelitis affects the gray matter of the spinal cord, often causing ... [Full Article...]


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