Health


New HIV vaccine tested on humans New HIV vaccine tested on humans
- July 10, 2018

Barouch and colleagues found that, among 393 participants in the APPROACH trial receiving at least one dose of study vaccine , the mosaic adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) plus high-dose gp140 boost vaccine produced the greatest immune responses in humans - with antibody responses in 100% of participants at week 52, and T-cell responses in 83% at week 50. (more...)
Sen Claims Dems Would Block George Washington for Supreme Court Sen Claims Dems Would Block George Washington for Supreme Court
- July 10, 2018

They include Judge Raymond Kethledge , 51, who sits on the 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals, who would puncture the Ivy League aura that cloaks the Supreme Court since he studied law at the University of MI and not Harvard or Yale. Kennedy said he was bracing for a tough confirmation battle as Democrats focus on the nominee's views of the high court's Roe v. Wade ruling legalizing abortion. (more...)
Johns Hopkins Hospital Evacuated Over Possible Tuberculosis Exposure Johns Hopkins Hospital Evacuated Over Possible Tuberculosis Exposure
- July 08, 2018

In a statement released Friday, Ken Willis, a spokesman for Johns Hopkins Medicine , said the latch on the transportation container "failed due to pressure from a secondary interior container holding dry ice". "So far, all indications are that no other individuals have been exposed, however the buildings will remain evacuated until cleared by public safety officials". (more...)
HPV Test Beats Pap HPV Test Beats Pap
- July 07, 2018

The HPV test also seemed better at predicting who'd stay cancer-free, the investigators found. Women whose HPV test showed they didn't have the infection were less apt to develop a pre-cancerous lesion over the next four years, compared to women who'd gotten the Pap test alone. (more...)
Defending Nathan’s contest champ Joey Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs Defending Nathan’s contest champ Joey Chestnut sets record with 74 hot dogs
- July 06, 2018

ET and 7:30 pm ET as well as on ESPNEWS at 6 p.m. ET. After a brief judging dispute, it was revealed that Chestnut had eaten many more hot dogs than the running tally had indicated. Ms Lesco ate 28 sausages and buns. Miki Sudo won her fifth women's title in a row, downing 37 hot dogs. Many thought Chestnut would have a hard time approaching his previous record because of the heat at the Coney Island location , but it did not bother Chestnut. (more...)
Coffee may lead to longer life, study says Coffee may lead to longer life, study says
- July 05, 2018

In a research study of almost 500,000 adults in Britain, those who consumed instant, ground and decaf coffee - even as much as 8 cups daily - had a slightly lower risk of death over 10 years than those who did not. In April, pregnant women were warned off coffee altogether by Norwegian researchers who linked consumption of medium to high levels of caffeine during pregnancy with infant weight gain. (more...)
List | Where to watch fireworks on July 4 in metro Atlanta List | Where to watch fireworks on July 4 in metro Atlanta
- July 04, 2018

Specifically, a handful of MI state parks and recreation areas where a fireworks-free Fourth of July experience is being offered. Fireworks display at Lone Pine State Park. until 5 p.m.at the fire hall. Weather for the event is also expected to uphold a July 4 tradition: it will be hot with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. (more...)
Young Woman Loses Her Toenails After Getting A Fish Pedicure Young Woman Loses Her Toenails After Getting A Fish Pedicure
- July 04, 2018

According to an American Medical Association report , a woman had this done, then shed her toenails. The study marks the first fish-related diagnosis of onychomadesis, but the pedicure poses more podiatric health risks, Lipner said. It's a typical byproduct of hand-foot-and-mouth disease, a viral infection common in children that appears as a rash on the hands and feet, so it's unclear how the infection was spread through the fish pedicure. (more...)
Heat Advisory Throughout NYC This Week Heat Advisory Throughout NYC This Week
- July 04, 2018

Any storms that do form will move slowly, so they could drop heavy rain onto parched soil. Storms are possible in the afternoon and evening hours, staying mainly west of I-81, said Storm Team 4 meteorologist Amelia Draper. "A significant heat event has been building and will be impacting the Northeast for the next 5 to 6 days". Temperatures in the 90s are predicted to last throughout the week but could reach 100 degrees, according to the weather service. (more...)
Tech firms and banks help US stocks recover losses Tech firms and banks help US stocks recover losses
- July 03, 2018

PillPack was founded in 2013 and had a reported valuation of about $330 million as of two years ago, according to Fortune . Evercore ISI analysts wrote that it's now "undeniable" that Amazon is entering the pharmacy industry, according to CNBC's Meg Tirrell. (more...)
10 charged in health fraud cases in western half of Kentucky 10 charged in health fraud cases in western half of Kentucky
- July 01, 2018

One case involved a pharmacy chain in Texas with fraudulent orders of more than one million hydrocodone and oxycodone pills and selling them for millions of dollars to drug transporters. Wilkison, in a statement. The charged podiatrists, Domenic Signorelli, 51, of Irvine, and Robert Joseph, 51, of Huntington Beach, along with several other unnamed co-conspirator doctors, allegedly received kickbacks for "writing" the prescriptions. (more...)
State announces first positive sample of West Nile for 2018 State announces first positive sample of West Nile for 2018
- June 29, 2018

The first mosquitoes to test positive for West Nile Virus were trapped in New Canaan on June 19. Mosquitoes transmit the disease to humans by biting an infected bird, and then biting a human. Using insect repellent registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (such as one containing DEET). Information on the risk of West Nile virus will continue to be provided to the public throughout the summer. (more...)
Florida beaches now feature sea lice Florida beaches now feature sea lice
- June 28, 2018

So what is sea lice and how can you avoid it? "We also have purple flags in the air due to sea lice (small jelly fish)", they wrote in a Facebook post . The FDOH said it wasn't unusual to see 200 or more stings under a person's bathing suit. There is also evidence that sunscreen can help protect the skin from stings. (more...)
GE To Spin Off Healthcare Business, Sell Baker Hughes Stake GE To Spin Off Healthcare Business, Sell Baker Hughes Stake
- June 28, 2018

As the company went, so did the U.S. But its stock peaked in 2000, and GE has been a failing industrial giant ever since. The company in its June 26 statement said its new energy strategy would be driven by GE Power and GE Renewable Energy . (more...)
U.S. flight attendants at elevated risk of several forms of cancer U.S. flight attendants at elevated risk of several forms of cancer
- June 28, 2018

If you've even sat in the wrong spot, you're more likely to get sick . Medical scientists have known about the potential health risks of this career field for some time, yet the results from the small handful of studies focused on the issue have been frustratingly contradictory , especially when it comes to cancer . (more...)
Walgreens tops profit estimates, to buy back $10 billion shares Walgreens tops profit estimates, to buy back $10 billion shares
- June 28, 2018

Founded out of Boston in 2013, PillPack invites customers to sign up online, and the company then dispatches "over-the-counter" and prescription medications in individual packs organized by date and time. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2018. Shares of Cardinal Health , AmerisourceBergen , McKesson , and Express Scripts all dropped more than 3% on the news. (more...)
National HIV Testing Day: Where to get tested in Southern California National HIV Testing Day: Where to get tested in Southern California
- June 28, 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), about one in seven people in the United States who have HIV don't know they are HIV positive. "We're trying to get the word out", says Laura Fredrickson, HIV and AIDS Coordinator at the Marquette County Health Department. Plus, medication such as PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis, is a way for people who do not have HIV but who are at substantial risk of getting it to prevent HIV infection by taking a pill every day. (more...)
UI Stead Family Children's Hospital ranks among 2018-19 Best Children's Hospitals UI Stead Family Children's Hospital ranks among 2018-19 Best Children's Hospitals
- June 28, 2018

Sutton-Wallace, chief executive officer of UVA Medical Center and its Children's Hospital. Rankings of 118 of the nation's pediatric centers identify the top 50 in each of 10 specialties. NewYork-Presbyterian also comprises NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division, NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian ... (more...)
First Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Mixed Reactions In Colorado First Marijuana-Based Drug Gets Mixed Reactions In Colorado
- June 26, 2018

Epidiolex is also the first prescription created to treat children with Dravet syndrome, according to the FDA's announcement. She's concerned about the British company, GW Pharmaceuticals , behind the new drug. The drug's effectiveness was studied in clinical trials with 516 patients and when taken with other medications, Epidiolex was shown to be effective in reducing the frequency of seizures when compared with placebo . (more...)
Pharmacist denies Arizona woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds Pharmacist denies Arizona woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds
- June 26, 2018

Nicole Arteaga's doctor told her Tuesday that the two-month old baby she was carrying had stopped breathing due to developmental abnormalities, and was given the choice of terminating the pregnancy through surgery or prescription medication. (more...)

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