Health


Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa successfully separated in marathon surgery Conjoined twins Nima and Dawa successfully separated in marathon surgery
- November 11, 2018

It is known that the 15-month-old girls are joined via their shared liver, but doctors said they would not be able to tell if they also shared a bowel until the sisters go under the knife for the first time. Both girls have had their breathing tubes removed since the surgery which he described as an important and promising step. On Thursday afternoon, the twins travelled to Melbourne from Kilmore, where they have been staying at the country retreat of the Children First Foundation. (more...)
Flu season less severe than previous year
- November 10, 2018

Influenza or the flu is a respiratory infection with symptoms similar to a cold but much more severe including a high fever for several days, body aches, fatigue and weakness. "Plus you are limited to what vaccine is offered: standard and high-dose and it is only 20-30 percent effective and yet some people still choose it". (more...)
Essex County records first influenza case of season Essex County records first influenza case of season
- November 10, 2018

Health unit officials are reminding everyone that the best way to protect against the influenza virus and lower your risk of flu is to get the flu vaccine . McKinstry is examining how the immune system responds. "The main difference between a cold and the flu is persons with flu will get a fever and body aches, generalised body aches". (more...)
Early rising women at lower risk of breast cancer Early rising women at lower risk of breast cancer
- November 09, 2018

Morning people or "larks" are early to rise, peak earlier in the day and are exhausted earlier in the evening. Richmond stressed that the 48% lower risk was identified among "extreme" cases, where people identified themselves as "definite" morning people out of the five categories they could chose from - definite morning, more morning than evening, neither, more evening than morning, definite evening. (more...)
Ebola fears:Frontline workers vaccinated in Uganda Ebola fears:Frontline workers vaccinated in Uganda
- November 09, 2018

This could have been avoided if the vaccine had been available then. "The public health risk of cross border transmission of Ebola to Uganda [from DRC] was assessed to be very high at the national level", said Jane Aceng, Uganda's health minister. (more...)
FDA approves new, powerful drug amidst opioid crisis FDA approves new, powerful drug amidst opioid crisis
- November 07, 2018

The drug is called Dsuvia, which is a tablet version of an opioid marketed for intravenous delivery, but is administered under the tongue using a specially developed, single-dose applicator. The drug itself is only allowed for use in health-care settings and perhaps the battlefield and is not available to be sold separately at retail pharmacies. (more...)
Global Protein Chip Market Size - Agilent Technologies, Affymetrix, Sigma Aldrich Global Protein Chip Market Size - Agilent Technologies, Affymetrix, Sigma Aldrich
- November 06, 2018

Also, status and outlook for major applications by consumption (sales), market share and growth rate are provided for applications in Healthcare Food, Sports Nutrition, Beverage, Others . Top key market players market share analysis is included. To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies. (more...)
World Health Organization condemns `AIDS curing preacher' in Zimbabwe World Health Organization condemns `AIDS curing preacher' in Zimbabwe
- November 05, 2018

A court has heard of a desperate scramble to destroy evidence before police swooped on Walter Magaya's office in Harare to seize unlicenced medicines he meant to sell as an HIV cure. "Relevant authorities are urgently looking into the claims". Magaya appeared briefly before the Harare magistrates court before he was released on $300 bail, the report said. (more...)
Obamacare changes to know with open enrollment underway Obamacare changes to know with open enrollment underway
- November 04, 2018

Off marketplace plans have all the essential benefits offered by ACA plans, but they don't provide financial assistance. "The expanded healthcare plan options for 2019 give Tennesseans more choices", said TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak. (more...)
Bail and Bond Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Bail and Bond Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser
- November 01, 2018

Due to a lack of awareness (even in metro cities), the absence of a nationwide, population-based breast cancer screening programme and more than 60 per cent of breast cancers getting detected at an advanced stage, most cancer patients succumb to the disease within a year of getting diagnosed. (more...)
Ninth Child Dies in Virus Outbreak at NJ Center Ninth Child Dies in Virus Outbreak at NJ Center
- October 31, 2018

Adenovirus hasn't been confirmed in another person who died Friday afternoon. A staff member at the facility also became ill as part of the outbreak but has since recovered. The CDC is also investigating the outbreak. "The Wanaque Center continues to fully cooperate with these agencies and has sought out their medical guidance with respect to the virus", the facility said. (more...)
MIO conducts breast cancer awareness programme MIO conducts breast cancer awareness programme
- October 30, 2018

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 252,710 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. Alia Abu Alola said: "I was always wishing for basketball teams in Saudi Arabia to be able to play friendly games with a cause so we all can be winners, and it is really good to have awareness about breast cancer and to combine it with sports". (more...)
Air pollution: Over 600,000 children die yearly Air pollution: Over 600,000 children die yearly
- October 30, 2018

Such policies would not only help people with asthma and other respiratory diseases, but it would help everyone breathe a little easier, they said. SAFAR data also showed that less stubble burning has taken place in the last two days as compared to last Thursday and Friday when highest pollution stubble burning took place since October 11. (more...)
Meghan Markle wore a bold nail colour and we almost missed it Meghan Markle wore a bold nail colour and we almost missed it
- October 30, 2018

Prince Harry revealed a very cute nickname he has for his upcoming baby with the Duchess, Meghan Markle . The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been welcomed to New Zealand with a traditional Maori greeting. The couple will also take part in a trail walk to showcase some of New Zealand's famed scenery. Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP Harry and Meghan at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on Sunday. (more...)
Elmhurst police participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day Elmhurst police participate in Prescription Drug Take Back Day
- October 30, 2018

It's National Drug Take Back Day and the Barling Police Department partnered with the Sebastian County Sheriff's Department Saturday (Oct. 27). "It's vital to get these potentially harmful prescription drugs that are just lingering around in the home off the street", DEA Special Agent Debbie Webber said. (more...)
CDC says polio-like disease is puzzling. These doctors disagree CDC says polio-like disease is puzzling. These doctors disagree
- October 28, 2018

The condition has been reported in 22 states, including 10 cases in Texas in October. How many other AFM cases have been confirmed in Florida is unknown. Doctors and researchers don't know how or why AFM shows up in children or why cases occur in the late summer and fall. "You can see enterovirus particles in the motor neurons."It's not proof, Tyler said". (more...)
Aron Baynes ruled out for Saturday's game vs. Pistons Aron Baynes ruled out for Saturday's game vs. Pistons
- October 28, 2018

It remains to be seen whether local Laker fans will continue shelling out big bucks to attend games if the team falters this season . Kyle Korver led Cleveland with 21 points. The Cleveland Cavaliers with LeBron James were a major draw over the past four seasons . Power forward Jayson Tatum topped the scoring with 24 points while Paul George contributed 22 points for the Thunder, but shot just seven of 22. (more...)
Health department holding walk-in clinic for flu shots Health department holding walk-in clinic for flu shots
- October 27, 2018

The vaccine reduces your odds of influenza , and if you get the flu it makes it much milder, she added. Each year, thousands of people in the United Sates die from flu, and many more are hospitalized, according to the CDC. But to get the most benefits, the medicine needs to be taken within 48 hours of becoming sick with flu symptoms. You would think the vaccine wasn't doing its job. (more...)
Why Are Taller People at Greater Risk for Cancer? Why Are Taller People at Greater Risk for Cancer?
- October 27, 2018

Taller people could be more at risk of developing cancer , claimed a new study that examined over a million people. The surprisingly simple reason? While scientists have known for a while that taller people tend to be at higher cancer risk, Nunney's study into human populations in the US, Europe and South Korea found that this may be because they have more cells in which something can go wrong. (more...)
Organic consumption associated with lower cancer risk: French study Organic consumption associated with lower cancer risk: French study
- October 26, 2018

There was also a reduced risk for lymphomas, plus prostate, skin and colorectal cancers for people who eat mostly organic . The researchers noted that while the study does not prove an organic diet causes a reduction in cancers, it suggests that an organic-based diet could contribute to reducing cancer risk. (more...)

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