Health


UAE bans fruit, vegetables from India's Kerala over Nipah scare UAE bans fruit, vegetables from India's Kerala over Nipah scare
- May 31, 2018

All animal samples, together with these from bats, cattle, goats and pigs from the southern state of Kerala , despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Excessive Safety Animal Ailments, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, had been unfavourable for Nipah , stated animal husbandry officer A. (more...)
Computer Beats Experts in Diagnosing Skin Cancer
- May 31, 2018

They compared CNN's performance with the performance of 58 worldwide dermatologists. In a world first, it missed fewer cancer cases compared to 58 experienced dermatologists. "However, the CNN , which was still working exclusively from the dermoscopic images with no additional clinical information, continued to out-perform the physicians' diagnostic abilities". (more...)
Without Context, a Neural Network Diagnosed Melanoma Better Than 58 Dermatologists
- May 31, 2018

A study conducted by an worldwide team of researchers pitted experienced dermatologists against a machine learning system to see which was more effective at detecting malignant melanomas . The expert dermatologists performed better in the initial round of diagnoses but still their average of correct diagnoses was still worse than the AI system's. (more...)
Drugmaker recalls birth control pills packaged in wrong order Drugmaker recalls birth control pills packaged in wrong order
- May 30, 2018

The placebo pills, which are meant to be placed at the end of a 28-pill pack, were mistakenly placed at the beginning of the pack. Allergan said it was made aware of the error by a physician. Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives . The brown placebo pills should be the last four of the pack. (more...)
New Zealand orders culling of 1.26 lakh cows New Zealand orders culling of 1.26 lakh cows
- May 30, 2018

The slaughtered cattle may be used for beef, or buried on farms or in landfill. A $16m "loss of production" cost will be borne by affected farmers. Prime minister Jacinda Ardern said: "This is a tough call - no one ever wants to see mass culls". (more...)
Superfood Trend: Pacific Beetle Superfood Trend: Pacific Beetle "Cockroach Milk" The New Superfood
- May 29, 2018

Moreover, experts are still to examine if it is safe to consume cockroach milk . A researcher from the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine in India claims that cockroach crystals, which contain the milk, "are like a complete food" with "all the essential amino acids". (more...)
Norway contributing to Ebola response in DR Congo Norway contributing to Ebola response in DR Congo
- May 29, 2018

There are nearly 100 health workers vaccinated, as they come in direct contact with the virus. Congo's Health Ministry said late on Monday there had been 54 cases of Ebola in the outbreak, including 35 confirmed, 13 probable and six suspected cases, and 25 deaths. (more...)
Subtropical Storm Alberto within 50 miles of Florida Subtropical Storm Alberto within 50 miles of Florida
- May 28, 2018

The tropical system became a subtropical storm Friday, the National Hurricane Center said . "Hazardous storm surge is possible along portions of the central and eastern Gulf Coast beginning Sunday". The former Californian and now Gulf Breeze resident said she's used to bigger waves and made sure to take precautions that included using her board leash. (more...)
Forecast: A Bit Wet, But Warmer for Memorial Day Forecast: A Bit Wet, But Warmer for Memorial Day
- May 28, 2018

However, there is a low chance for spotty showers across our western and northern zones. Early to late evening hours should be quiet and warm, with temperatures sliding only into the middle 70s by late night. But weather conditions near the end of the week depend on Subtropical Storm Alberto , which is disrupting Memorial Day outings in Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama, according to National Weather Service Tallahassee. (more...)
Sleep in this weekend Sleep in this weekend
- May 28, 2018

Scientists have found out that people under the age of 65 who sleep for five or less hours a day are at an increased risk of premature death compared to those who sleep six or seven hours per day. "The results imply that short (weekday) sleep is not a risk factor for mortality if it is combined with a medium or long weekend sleep ", the researchers wrote in the study. (more...)
Health Officials Caution Public About Hepatitis A Outbreak In Nashville Health Officials Caution Public About Hepatitis A Outbreak In Nashville
- May 28, 2018

Health departments in ten of the hardest-hit counties are receiving funding from the state Department for Public Health to cover the cost of 1,000 doses of the vaccine. Hepatitis A can be prevented with a vaccine, which is recommended for children older than one year and adults living in the areas most impacted. In addition to Jefferson, the counties getting vaccine are Boyd, Bullitt, Carter, Greenup, Hardin, McCracken, Meade, Montgomery and Warren, according to the state. (more...)
Want to Have More Sex? Eat More Seafood, Study Says Want to Have More Sex? Eat More Seafood, Study Says
- May 27, 2018

Chan School of Public Health in Boston. It also found that couples with diets higher in fish were more likely to become pregnant . A new study , which the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism recently published, claims that having diet that is rich in seafood could increase the chances of becoming pregnant. (more...)
It's healthy to sleep in on the weekends, according to research It's healthy to sleep in on the weekends, according to research
- May 27, 2018

The study, which included nearly 44,000 participants, concluded that "short weekend sleep was associated with an increased mortality in subjects less than 65 years old". The study, published in the Journal of Sleep Research , is based on data from more than 38,000 adults, collected during a lifestyle and medical survey conducted throughout Sweden in 1997. (more...)
Bihar government issues Nipah virus alert Bihar government issues Nipah virus alert
- May 27, 2018

The area inspector has been designated as the health inspector. The natural host of the virus is believed to be fruit bats of the Pteropodidae family, Pteropus genus . "We have asked them to give their monoclonal antibody for conducting a test in India to find out if it can neutralise the Nipah virus in humans". The WHO recommends avoiding contact with sick pigs or bats in endemic areas, as well as not drinking raw date palm sap as precautions against infection. (more...)
Nebraska Police Seize Record Amount Of Fentanyl Nebraska Police Seize Record Amount Of Fentanyl
- May 27, 2018

The drugs were discovered during a routine traffic stop after the truck was seen driving in the shoulder lane. Nebraska State Patrol troopers discovered the drugs being transported in a tractor trailer during a traffic stop on 26 April, but at the time suspected most of the powder to be cocaine. (more...)
Scientists Find Traces Of Opioids In Mussels Off BC Coast Scientists Find Traces Of Opioids In Mussels Off BC Coast
- May 27, 2018

Bay mussels in Washington's Puget Sound have tested positive for trace amounts of oxycodone , providing more evidence that the opioid prescription medication is truly ubiquitous. Experts believe drug residues likely passed from wastewater in treatment plants into the expanse of water off the coast of Washington. And while many contaminants are filtered out of wastewater before it's released into the oceans, wastewater management systems can't entirely filter out drugs. (more...)
Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths Congo says confirmed Ebola cases rise to 35, with 10 deaths
- May 26, 2018

The latest figures bring the number of people who have died showing Ebola infection symptoms up to 23, after the inclusion of the latest confirmed death, which occurred in the western Iboko region. The disease, which is transmitted through direct contact with blood or bodily fluids belonging to infected people or animals, is widely feared for its destructive internal and external bleeding due to the virus causing severe damage to blood vessels. (more...)
Nipah kills one more in Kerala; public meetings banned, exams put off Nipah kills one more in Kerala; public meetings banned, exams put off
- May 26, 2018

Although the number of patients coming for treatment with symptoms of Nipah virus infection has gone down, Kozhikode Collector U.V. Jose has banned till May 31 all public meetings and even training courses, including tuitions, to avoid assembly of people. (more...)
Lung cancer hits young US women harder than men Lung cancer hits young US women harder than men
- May 26, 2018

For decades lung cancer rates have been higher in me, mostly due to tobacco use, but now an alarming new trend among younger women has cancer experts concerned. As a result, the historic pattern of higher lung cancer rates among men has flipped, with the rates now higher for the white and Hispanic women. "We have looked at smoking issues, and smoking patterns don't fully explain this". (more...)
Free e-cigarettes do not help smokers quit, money does finds study Free e-cigarettes do not help smokers quit, money does finds study
- May 26, 2018

The study appeared in the latest issue of the TheNew England Journal of Medicine this week. Of the more than 6,000 participants enrolled in the trial, 1,191 actively engaged with their assigned program. For this study the team of researchers included 6131 smokers. The study did not identify which of the approximately 4,000 chemicals in cigarette smoke are responsible for this muscle damage. (more...)

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