Health


CDC warns not to eat raw cookie dough CDC warns not to eat raw cookie dough
- December 11, 2018

In addition, raw eggs that are used to make raw dough or batter can contain a germ called Salmonella that can make you sick if the eggs are eaten raw or lightly cooked. However, not all public health experts agree that raw cookie dough is unsafe. Cookie dough ice cream sold in stores contains dough that has been treated to kill harmful bacteria. (more...)
National Influenza Vaccination Week: Monmouth County encourages residents to get their vaccines National Influenza Vaccination Week: Monmouth County encourages residents to get their vaccines
- December 09, 2018

This includes babies and young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions and people 65 years and older. About half the people in the 18- to-44 age group also haven't gotten a flu shot, noted Webby, who believes that "it's probably an uphill battle" trying to increase these vaccination rates. (more...)
Brain-eating amoeba may have come from neti pot
- December 08, 2018

A Swedish Medical Center report on the woman's death says there are about 200 cases worldwide of this particular amoebic infection. After experiencing an intense seizure and an apparent loss of brain cognition, doctors started to investigate the possibility of the problem being in her brain. (more...)
US Man Coughs Up Blood Clot ‘Cast’ of His Lung US Man Coughs Up Blood Clot ‘Cast’ of His Lung
- December 08, 2018

In other words, the man was rushed to hospital with chronic heart failure and to help his heart, doctors at the University of California - where the man was admitted - connected him to a machine created to maximise blood flow around the body. (more...)
Healthy Baby Born To Woman Who Received World’s First Deceased Womb Transplant Healthy Baby Born To Woman Who Received World’s First Deceased Womb Transplant
- December 07, 2018

Uterus transplantation, even from living donors, is still a very new procedure. Since then there have been 39 such procedures, resulting in 11 live births. Before the transplant, the woman underwent in vitro fertilization, resulting in eight fertilized eggs that were frozen. The woman's pregnancy was normal, and doctors performed a Caesarean section on December 15, 2017, after about 36 weeks (a full term is about 40 weeks). (more...)
Karnataka: Lake water pumped out after discovery of HIV infected woman’s body Karnataka: Lake water pumped out after discovery of HIV infected woman’s body
- December 07, 2018

When asked about the incident, Navalgund tahsildar Naveen Hullur said that the administration was left with no choice as over a thousand people came to the lake with water tankers. It can not survive in the body after the infected person dies. They have decided, and they refill it with water and only then use it for consumption. (more...)
Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers
- December 07, 2018

When the office of Ocasio-Cortez responded to the Washington Post and called their critique semantic in nature, they rejected the excuse. "It's a very nasty system that keeps rich people in control", Carlos Vera, founder of Pay Our Interns, told Rolling Stone . (more...)
Researchers reveal potentially huge cancer breakthrough: a 10-minute universal test Researchers reveal potentially huge cancer breakthrough: a 10-minute universal test
- December 07, 2018

To identify this cancer DNA signature, the researchers devised a solution made up of gold nanoparticles to dip the methyl clusters. Like this story? Subscribe to FierceBiotech! Specifically, cancer DNA has clusters of methyl groups at specific locations and nearly no methylation elsewhere, while normal DNA's methyl groups are more evenly spread out across the entire genome. (more...)
First baby born after uterus transplant from dead donor
- December 07, 2018

Experts say using uteruses from women who have died could make more transplants possible. The baby was delivered via a Caesarean section at 35 weeks and three days. Both-mother and the baby were discharged three days after birth. As with other organ recipients, the patient in this case was put on immune suppression drugs to reduce the chances of her body rejecting the transplant. (more...)
Apple Watch Electrocardiogram App and Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications Available Today Apple Watch Electrocardiogram App and Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications Available Today
- December 07, 2018

While the ECG mechanism is limited to Apple Watch Series 4 models, watchOS 5.1.2 brings to almost all Apple Watch models (Series 1, 2 & 3) a useful new notification feature created to inform wearers if they have an abnormal heart rhythm in the first place - which is among the most paramount symptoms indicative of Afib, and/or a host of other underlying health anomalies. (more...)
Baby ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar Baby ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar
- December 06, 2018

Tris Pharma did not specify which states might have received the products. The recalled medications were 0.5 ounce bottles sold nationwide at CVS, Family Dollar and Walmart stores. The products affected are sold under brand names, " Equate Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension ", " CVS Health Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension ", and " Family Wellness Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension ". (more...)
Extremely rare blood needed to save 2-year-old South Florida girl Extremely rare blood needed to save 2-year-old South Florida girl
- December 06, 2018

Zainab Mughal, 2, is missing a common Indian-B antigen, meaning she'll need a rare donor who is also missing that antigen. The reason it needs such a wide-reaching effort: Zainab requires "O" or "A" blood types , and only from donors whose birth parents are 100% Iranian, Pakistani, or Indian. (more...)
1st baby born from deceased organ donor's womb 1st baby born from deceased organ donor's womb
- December 06, 2018

In the first, the uterus had to be removed from the recipient after an infection occurred; Flyckt said she couldn't say where things stood with the second case other than that the recipient was doing well. Almost a year later, mother and baby are both healthy. She added, however, that the outcomes and effects of womb donations from live and deceased donors have yet to be compared, and said the technique could still be refined and optimised. (more...)
Celebrate National Influencza Vaccination Week With A Flu Shot Celebrate National Influencza Vaccination Week With A Flu Shot
- December 06, 2018

Jennifer Caudle, a nationally renowned health expert and practicing family physician, to raise awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated. Kris Box says although influenza activity remains at minimal levels, the virus can still cause illness and even death. (more...)
Scientists develop 'holy grail' blood test that detects cancer in 10 minutes Scientists develop 'holy grail' blood test that detects cancer in 10 minutes
- December 05, 2018

Now researchers have discovered that patterns of molecules attached to DNA, which control which genes are switched on and off, look different on cancer cells. These signatures are gold-hungry, which makes them possible to identify with a simple color-change test. Trials are still in the initial stages and it has only been tested on breast, bowel, prostate, and lymphoma cancers but the researchers say it could have the ability to spot any type of cancer with up to 90 percent accuracy. (more...)
Unilever buys GSK Asian health drinks arm for 3.3 bn euros Unilever buys GSK Asian health drinks arm for 3.3 bn euros
- December 05, 2018

Emma Walmsley, chief executive officer of GSK, said: " Horlicks has made a significant contribution to GSK and to the health of consumers across India for many decades". The all-stock deal, which is valued at ₹317 billion ($4.5 billion), will see HUL take over GSK's consumer healthcare operations and merge them with itself. (more...)
PAHO urges testing as first step towards halting the AIDS epidemic PAHO urges testing as first step towards halting the AIDS epidemic
- December 03, 2018

Since 2005 we have almost cut in half the number of people dying because of AIDS , and we have dramatically increased the number of people living with HIV on treatment. We also have to build strong linkages to guarantee HIV prevention, care and treatment services after testing. "Reducing new HIV infections is key to accelerating the response to HIV/AIDS in the Americas", said Dr. (more...)
USA life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report USA life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report
- December 01, 2018

Life expectancy fell for the first time in decades in 2015. The suicide rate has increased by a third since 1999, according to the CDC stats, to 14 for every 100,000 people previous year. Twenty states and the District of Columbia had drug overdose death rates that were statistically higher than the national rate, which was 21.7 deaths per 100,000 people. (more...)
World Health Organization says DRC Ebola outbreak second largest in history World Health Organization says DRC Ebola outbreak second largest in history
- December 01, 2018

This Ebola outbreak is like no other, with some health workers comparing the region to a war zone . The IRC's toll will surpass the 2000 to 2001 outbreak in Uganda , which killed 224 of the 425 people it infected, making it the second-worst after the virus killed over 11,000 people in West Africa between 2014 and 2016. (more...)
China suspends scientists who claim to have produced first gene-edited babies China suspends scientists who claim to have produced first gene-edited babies
- December 01, 2018

He had claimed to be "proud" of his work that resulted in twin girls - Lulu and Nana. Organisers of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing denounced He Jiankui's "unexpected and deeply disturbing" claim that human embryos had been edited and implanted. (more...)

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