Medical

by | August 17, 2018 | 21:41

New Haven Fire Chief John Alston says three people overdosed Tuesday night, another two more early Wednesday morning. No deaths have been reported, but authorities say two people had life-threatening symptoms. He said authorities have been treating and sometimes transporting six or seven people at one time and the actions of first responders have been "lifesaving".

by | August 17, 2018 | 20:24

New York University is set to become the first top-ranked institution in the U.S.to pay for the tuition of all its medical students. Students would still be on the hook for other costs related to their attendance, such as room and board, fees, health insurance, licensing exam charges.

by | August 17, 2018 | 17:26

The magazine and its partner, the research group RTI International, analyzed more than 2,600 metrics across 21 data-driven specialties and procedures and conditions to derive the 2018-19 rankings . Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. In psychiatry, the U.S. News & World Report's rankings distinguish the best hospitals for patients experiencing difficult-to-treat disorders and are based on reputation derived from three years of surveys from physicians nationwide who are ...

by | August 17, 2018 | 15:24

Her story has been told in a new National Geographic documentary and its Story of a Face magazine cover story following the historic procedure past year. "Life is precious, and life is attractive", she added. Specialists at the Cleveland Clinic in OH transplanted the scalp, forehead, eyelids and nose as well as parts of her cheeks, jaw, muscle, teeth and more , the hospital explained in a report, "effectively replacing 100% of the patient's facial tissue".

by | August 16, 2018 | 21:46

They noticed that the vapours led to increased production of chemicals signalling inflammation of the cells. But scientists and health officials across the world are now divided over the safety of e-cigarettes. Researchers from University of Birmingham and Swansea University in the United Kingdom devised a mechanical procedure to mimic vaping and produce condensate from the vapour.

by | August 16, 2018 | 19:53

The Town of Hamden wants to remind people who use any street drugs can, and may, result in death or serious medical complications. CT police have made multiple arrests in connection with 76 overdose cases at a New Haven park. Officials blamed K2, a synthetic and marijuana-like drug that's smoked and can often be laced with risky or even lethal substances. The New Haven green is a meetingplace for the homeless population in the city.

by | August 16, 2018 | 08:55

More spreading of measles also occurs in communities with pockets of unvaccinated people, according to the CDC . CDC recommends children get two doses of the MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age.

by | August 12, 2018 | 20:42

Some of the early symptoms include can include a fever, weak muscles, aches and pains, confusion and even sensitivity to light or tremors. While WNV can infect people of all ages, people over the age of 50 are at higher risk for severe infection.

by | August 09, 2018 | 18:57

Shanahan. "The rapidly evolving market of devices, applications, and services with geolocation capabilities presents significant risk to Department of Defense (DoD) personnel both on and off duty, and to our military operations globally", the memo states".

by | August 09, 2018 | 02:18

Not everyone who is bitten by an infected mosquito will show symptoms of the virus. In North America, that means that mosquito season - extending from the late spring through the fall - is West Nile season. There is new evidence of West Nile virus in Perth County. Drain any standing water in your yard. Since 2000, 134 cases of the virus have been diagnosed in CT residents and three people have died after being infected with the virus.

by | August 07, 2018 | 11:10

Another obstacle mothers face is discomfort during nursing. Breast milk is the first natural food the baby takes, provides it with all the energy and nutritional needs in the first six months of its life. It prepared educational materials to demonstrate the various health benefits of breastfeeding in the short and long term for both mother and infant and distributed these materials in various health institutions.

by | August 06, 2018 | 10:26

The plans have been a priority of President Trump , who says he wants consumers to have access to cheaper health insurance. In a press release , U.S. HHS issued a final rule on short-term health plans August 1. All have warned that consumers with bare-bones plans would be stranded when they need care - and that the defection of low-priced customers from ACA marketplaces would drive up prices for those who remain.

by | August 03, 2018 | 21:28

West Nile fever is a virus infection typically spread by infected mosquitoes. Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds. Urban areas are more likely to have mosquitoes that carry WNV. The most vulnerable people are those who are at least 50 or have weakened immune systems. Last year, Toronto Public Health did not record the first lab-confirmed case of West Nile virus until August 25.

by | August 02, 2018 | 13:17

In late June, Manteufel fell ill and within "hours of the onset of symptoms , Greg's body started to go into septic shock". The next morning Manteufel was delirious and his temperature jumped, so his wife, Dawn, brought him to the hospital.

by | August 01, 2018 | 11:11

A nationwide ban on smoking in public housing facilities goes into effect on Tuesday, July 31. There's a new ban that's got a lot of people talking. Residents of public housing across the US have filed lawsuits fighting the ban, claiming the ban is arbitrary and is an abuse of HUD's discretion. Under HUD rules, tenants can be evicted after three smoking violations.

by | July 31, 2018 | 08:37

Kyland says last week he and friend were watching hot water challenge videos on Youtube . But when he fell asleep, his friend chose to surprise him. "Don't just give them your phone and let them go by", she said . "It's suggesting to people that they can try it and they won't be hurt, but they will be. I can guarantee it", said Dr. Ed Bartkus, EMS director at Methodist Hospital.

by | July 30, 2018 | 04:15

The City of Hamilton is warning the public about an increased risk for West Nile Virus. The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed 24 mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. The Mosquito and Termite Control Board will continue to take proactive measures to protect residents including applying insecticides by truck and applying larvicide to prevent mosquitoes from developing.

by | July 29, 2018 | 05:00

Left untreated, these infections lead to liver cancer and cirrhosis , which together caused more than 1.3 million deaths in 2015 alone. WITH 10 million Hepatitis B and C patients and working youths being at higher risk of hepatitis infection, there are reasons to treat this life-threatening disease as a major threat to public health .

by | July 28, 2018 | 12:56

Soucy added, "We have West Nile in the state every year". No human cases have been reported in the parish, but Bragg urges all residents to continue protecting themselves from being bitten. Fewer than 1 percent will develop a serious neurological illness such as encephalitis or meningitis. Approved mosquito repellents contain DEET, picaridin or oil of lemon eucalyptus to ensure best protection.

by | July 28, 2018 | 08:13

Now that it's no longer under patent , the drug is being explored by research companies as a wonder drug for a range of other conditions. All participants in the trial have now been informed whether they were given the drug or a placebo. That research has now been temporarily stopped, she said. The Dutch component involved some 183 pregnant women who suffered from fetal growth restriction, where an underdeveloped placenta can't get enough oxygen or nutrients to a gestating baby.

by | July 28, 2018 | 05:54

An infection from the parasite Toxoplasma gondii in humans is being credited with an increased likelihood that a person will take up entrepreneurial and business-related activities, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder .

by | July 27, 2018 | 13:17

Around 18,000 researchers, public health officials and policy planners are expected to attend the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam . During the Duke of Sussex's two day visit, he will highlight the significance of the fight against HIV alongside Sir Elton John , who is also launching the MenStar coalition , a global AIDS organisation that aims to target HIV infection in men.

by | July 26, 2018 | 19:19

Out of the 30 hourly infections in 2017, about 20 were girls aged 15 to 19, which represents a "crisis of health as well as a crisis of agency", according to UNICEF. "They are the most affected now, across sub-Saharan Africa in particular", he told AFP. Describing his appeal as a "wake-up call" to the global community, Sidibé explained that "partial successes" in saving lives and stopping new infections some 1.4 million since 2010 had resulted in a lack of urgency among Member States.

by | July 26, 2018 | 15:29

The most cases, 27, have been reported in North Carolina. Flowers Food has recalled Swiss Rolls sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley's, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker's Treat, Market Square, and Great Value. "P138" or "P-138" on the package. The product was shipped to retailers in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia. A series of food recalls in the past week have been linked to contaminated whey powder, says Fred Jamieson, a food safety recall specialist with the Canadian Food ...

by | July 26, 2018 | 10:44

In 2017, there were 20 human cases of West Nile virus reported in Pennsylvania. This includes clearing standing water in gutters and other items such as tires, reducing outdoor exposure at dawn and dusk, and using insect repellant containing DEET.

by | July 25, 2018 | 20:45

The disclosure was the company's second major scandal in a week: just days earlier, a probe by state food and drug regulators announced that Changsheng had distributed more than 250,000 doses of a "substandard" DPT (diphtheria, pertussis , and tetanus ) vaccine , which was discovered past year.

by | July 24, 2018 | 13:16

The device consists of two small metal coils, which are inserted by a doctor through the vagina into the fallopian tubes. The device was developed by Conceptus Inc. A self-described "data advocate", she analyzed public data on Essure and presented her findings to hospitals, patients and attorneys to help argue against the product.

by | July 23, 2018 | 00:23

CVS Health, the parent company of the chain of CVS Pharmacy stores, confirmed Friday the pharmacist had been fired after a customer complained that the pharmacist refused to fill her hormone therapy prescription. She filed a complaint with the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy and asked CVS for a public apology, which she received Friday. Pop culture junkie.

by | July 22, 2018 | 22:57

Faisal Khan, director of the department. Health officials have detected the West Nile virus in mosquitoes found in St. Louis County. There has also been one human case. Standing water is where mosquito breeding grounds pop up. Consider rescheduling outdoor activities that occur during evening or early morning. When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient on skin and clothing, including DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or IR3535.

by | July 22, 2018 | 14:39

Instead, it reduce the price of Zepatier, a treatment whose sales have dropped so low that USA sales were offset by after-the-fact rebates to insurers. Novartis Chief Executive Vas Narasimhan said that he did not have a direct talk with Trump on drug prices but said his company has been speaking to the federal Department of Health and Human Services about Trump's plan.

by | July 21, 2018 | 11:40

Some people who fell ill reported that they had either prepared the turkey or eaten it, according the CDC, and two people said they had become ill after their pets had eaten pet food containing raw turkey. Three of the 61 ill people interviewed worked in a facility that raises or processes turkeys or lived with someone who did. The presence of the strain indicates it might be widespread in the turkey industry.

by | July 21, 2018 | 05:54

DHHS is not releasing more specifics on the case to protect patient confidentiality. The Centers for Disease Control says previous year in the state there were two confirmed deaths and seven cases of West Nile. The FDA recommends insect repellents with DEET or picaridin as an active ingredient, wearing long sleeves and long trousers in areas where mosquitoes are active and staying indoors, keeping window screens closed.

by | July 20, 2018 | 22:09

Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its stake in UnitedHealth Group by 12.6% in the 4th quarter. The fund owned 13,911 shares of the healthcare conglomerate's stock after buying an additional 1,061 shares during the period. The stock was sold at an average price of $248.82 per share, for a total exchange amounting to $3,732,261. Checking on recent price levels compared to prior highs and lows, we have seen that UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH ) recently traded -0.78% away from the ...

by | July 20, 2018 | 20:44

The problem is particularly serious in Australia , where melanomas were the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2017 and cause about 1,700 deaths a year, according to the university. A new blood test is superior to even biopsy, which is invasive and requires excision of the skin under local anesthesia. "No other type of biomarker appears to be capable of detecting the cancer in blood at these early stages", Lead researcher PhD candidate Pauline Zaenker , from ECU's Melanoma Research ...

by | July 20, 2018 | 09:28

Yolken, trained as an infectious disease expert, was originally interested in whether exposure to infections such as viruses transmitted through food might be linked to psychiatric conditions. "We found that a history of eating nitrated dry cured meat but not other meat or fish products was strongly and independently associated with current mania", Yolken and colleagues wrote in their report, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry .