Health


Drug maker recalls anti-overdose drug Drug maker recalls anti-overdose drug
- June 07, 2018

Users can inspect the Naloxone before it is administered to a person by looking for particulate matter near the syringe and looking for discoloration before it is administered. It has asked distributors and retailers to stop using the recalled Naloxone. When it is used, it is able to restore normal breathing in someone who stopped breathing due to using opioids. (more...)
Kate Spade Seemed Fixated on Robin Williams' Death, Sister Says Kate Spade Seemed Fixated on Robin Williams' Death, Sister Says
- June 07, 2018

The designer's sister said she had distanced herself from Kate's situation. But they did confirm that Andy Spade had moved out of the family home and was seeking a divorce from his designer partner. President Donald Trump, described Spade's death on Twitter as "a painful reminder that we never truly know another's pain or the burden they carry". (more...)
Medicare and Social Security Finances Worsened Last Year
- June 06, 2018

In 2005, President George W. Bush was dismissed as an alarmist for highlighting projections that the program would begin spending more money on benefits than it takes in starting in 2018 and that its "trust fund" would be depleted in 2042. In 2017, Medicare covered 58.4 million people, with 49.5 million older than 65. With Social Security that could mean sharply reduced payments for retirees, many of whom are already on tight budgets. (more...)
Immunotherapy Drug Keytruda Halts 'Untreatable' Prostate Cancer In Some Men Immunotherapy Drug Keytruda Halts 'Untreatable' Prostate Cancer In Some Men
- June 06, 2018

As such, they intend to explore this finding in a further trial to determine whether there is a particular subset of prostate cancer patients that might benefit most from immunotherapy. Data from some other cancer types, such as bowel, has similarly shown tumours with defects in DNA fix mutations are more susceptible to immunotherapy. (more...)
Miss America Organization eliminating swimsuit competition Miss America Organization eliminating swimsuit competition
- June 05, 2018

Although the competition began as a swimsuit pageant, Carlson said the talent portion of the event has the highest ratings. "That's huge! And that means that we will no longer have a swimsuit competition". She further added that the Miss America will now be a "competition" and not a "pageant" that will judge on a woman's outward appearance. Carlson, a former victor of the 97-year-old contest, said in a statement that judges would instead focus on competitors' scholarship, talent and social ... (more...)
Many Women with Breast Cancer Don't Need Chemotherapy Many Women with Breast Cancer Don't Need Chemotherapy
- June 05, 2018

The long-awaited results of the TAILORx study , the largest ever breast cancer treatment trial , sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and led by the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, were presented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting by Joseph A. (more...)
Immunotherapy cures late-stage breast cancer Immunotherapy cures late-stage breast cancer
- June 05, 2018

A WOMAN has been completely cured of breast cancer after doctors tweaked her immune system, enabling it to destroy the tumours that had spread through her body. Rachel Rawson, of Breast Cancer Care, added: "This life-changing breakthrough is absolutely wonderful news and could liberate thousands of women from the agony of chemotherapy". (more...)
Wynne Playing 'Dangerous Game' By Conceding She Can't Win: Horwath Wynne Playing 'Dangerous Game' By Conceding She Can't Win: Horwath
- June 05, 2018

Catharines seat since 1977. "The choice is between me and Doug Ford, (and) to those who have voted Liberal in the past, I invite you to join us to stop Doug Ford and vote for the kind of change that Ontario needs". But NDP Leader Andrea Horwath said Sunday that she would not accept help from the Liberals to prop up an NDP government. Ms. Horwath sent a letter to Ontario's Integrity Commissioner on Friday morning, asking the office to probe the findings of The Globe's investigation. (more...)
CDC confirms five deaths connected to E. coli-tainted lettuce CDC confirms five deaths connected to E. coli-tainted lettuce
- June 04, 2018

Canada's Public Health Agency has also recorded six cases of E. coli "with a similar genetic fingerprint" to the United States infections . The E. The sweeping advisory came after information tied to some new illnesses prompted health officials to caution against eating all kinds of romaine lettuce that came from Yuma. (more...)
IDCI Relay for Life hailed a success IDCI Relay for Life hailed a success
- June 03, 2018

Event Co-Chairwoman Kirsten Weidemann noted that each team aimed to have a least one participant walking around the park through the duration of the event, which stretched for about four hours. "Unfortunately, it's more and more people every day that are affected by it". Dalton Robinson, 17, of Ford City is a survivor of retinoblastoma, a type of eye cancer. (more...)
IMA Dismisses Nipah Threat, Says Kerala is Safe IMA Dismisses Nipah Threat, Says Kerala is Safe
- June 03, 2018

Rasil, a native of Kozhikode who died on Thursday is suspected to have contracted the virus from Ismail, another Nipah victim. Besides, officials have asked those people who made contact with the two, who died due to Nipah, to get in touch with the cell. (more...)
Liquid biopsy blood tests could detect cancer early Liquid biopsy blood tests could detect cancer early
- June 03, 2018

The tests, called liquid biopsies , screen for cancer by detecting tiny bits of DNA released by cancer cells into blood. Klein and his fellow researchers plan on presenting their findings to the annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago . (more...)
Patient, experts push for earlier colon cancer screenings Patient, experts push for earlier colon cancer screenings
- June 03, 2018

Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer at the American Cancer Society , who oversaw the development of the new guidelines . Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a physician with GHS. The American College of Radiology (ACR) has issued a statement of its own , highlighting the benefits of virtual colonoscopy, an ACS-approved colorectal cancer screening method. (more...)
Virginia Is Poised to Expand Medicaid Virginia Is Poised to Expand Medicaid
- June 02, 2018

Some GOP senators objected to expansion because they anxious the Trump administration could renege on ObamaCare's funding agreement, leaving Virginia to cover the entirety of the expansion costs. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., who left office in 2007 and ran unsuccessfully for the presidency in 2012 and 2016. In a Senate meeting room, he warned that Obamacare could be killed by Congress. (more...)
5 dead, almost 200 sickened in romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak
- June 02, 2018

Four more people have died as a result of the E. coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce , bringing the total to five deaths, health officials reported Friday. People who get sick from toxin-producing E. coli come down with symptoms about three to four days after swallowing the germ, with many suffering bloody diarrhea, severe stomach cramps and vomiting. (more...)
Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say
- June 02, 2018

Dr. Baber said he was not surprised it would issue the new guidelines . Colon cancer signs can include persistent cramps and changes in bowel habits, along with bloody stools. Historically, African-Americans, Native Americans and Native Alaskans have had higher rates of these types of cancer. Until then, Dwyer and colleagues offer the current recommendations with the intention of optimizing screening to find these cancers, even in younger patients, early enough to offer successful ... (more...)
World No Tobacco Day World No Tobacco Day
- June 02, 2018

A tobacco-free society should remain a goal, Cunningham said , adding that federal and provincial cannabis legislation is modelled from lessons learned from tobacco. Arsen Torosyan noted the cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide, adding some 12% of heart diseases develop due to smoking or exposure to the second-hand smoke. (more...)
American Cancer Society's Relay for Life set for Friday American Cancer Society's Relay for Life set for Friday
- June 01, 2018

She personally encourages the community to join her in the fight. "She came home to from London to live with me and my children in December 2015 and after various hard rounds of aggressive treatment and complications she died in September 2017 when my children were just 8 and 12". (more...)
Nipah virus infection, a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease Nipah virus infection, a newly emerging zoonosis that causes severe disease
- June 01, 2018

Prasad had been on a month's leave to Kerala before resuming duty on May 13. "Till such time the report from the NIV in Pune is received it can not be confirmed whether it was a case of Nipah virus or not", the spokesman said . On the bottom left, you see a thin section EM image of a mature virus particle, and the bottom right image depicts a thin section EM image of nucleocapsids show adjacent to the plasma membrane of an infected cell. (more...)
British scientists create human corneas using 3D printer British scientists create human corneas using 3D printer
- June 01, 2018

Dr Neil Ebenezer, director of research, policy and innovation at Fight for Sight expresses his gratitude and happiness for future patients, and believes this brings them one step closer to reducing the need of donor corneas using human tissue. (more...)

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