Health


Ebola Response 'Failing In DR Congo' Ebola Response 'Failing In DR Congo'
- March 09, 2019

The medical aid group has temporarily suspended its operations at two of its centres after attackers set fire to them. Tackling Ebola in DR Congo was always going to be a huge challenge - decades of conflict mean health services are weak or non-existent, different communities fear one another, and they fear the security services. (more...)
Anti-depressant nasal spray approved for use Anti-depressant nasal spray approved for use
- March 08, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Johnson & Johnson's (NYSE: JNJ ) nasal spray antidepressant that is chemically similar to often-abused ketamine , marking the first advance in treating depression in more than 30 years. (more...)
Second HIV Patient is in Remission, Cure May Be Discovered Soon Second HIV Patient is in Remission, Cure May Be Discovered Soon
- March 08, 2019

In one example, Pablo Tebas, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Pennsylvania, and his co-workers remove white blood cells from HIV-infected people and then knock out their CCR5 genes with a genome editor called zinc finger nucleases, a precursor to the better known CRISPR. (more...)
Fitbit refreshes its wearable line-up Fitbit refreshes its wearable line-up
- March 08, 2019

Features wise, they tout automatic activity, heart rate tracking, exercise and sleep tracking, goal celebrations, and reminders to move. Knocking £50 / $40 off the Versa while shedding some non-essential features makes it a more accessible smartwatch for those interested - but not obsessed - with fitness tracking. (more...)
Ariana Grande has a new love: Starbucks' Cloud Macchiato Ariana Grande has a new love: Starbucks' Cloud Macchiato
- March 08, 2019

Grande has been a past client of Rock Lititz , as have artists like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. So the collaboration with Starbucks new drink featuring a cloud of foam only made sense between the franchise and pop singer. And you don't have to worry about this drink vanishing once you've already fallen in love with it (unlike some of their specialty drinks on the menu), as this is a permanent addition to their menu. (more...)
Ariana Grande's New Starbucks Drink Has an Interesting Ingredient Ariana Grande's New Starbucks Drink Has an Interesting Ingredient
- March 08, 2019

According to the information on Starbucks' website , the Cloud Macchiato contains ice, milk, brewed espresso, vanilla syrup, a flavoured sauce of choice and the star ingredient - a cloud powder which contains sugar, Arabic gum, egg white powder, rice protein, sea salt, xanthan gum and natural flavouring. (more...)
Teen Testifies On Vaccine Choice Teen Testifies On Vaccine Choice
- March 07, 2019

He told lawmakers it's important "to inform people about how to find good information" and to remind them how risky these diseases really are. He explained that she regularly turned to anti-vaccine groups online and on social media that preyed on her fears that vaccines were risky. (more...)
What the 'London patient' means for HIV/AIDS research What the 'London patient' means for HIV/AIDS research
- March 07, 2019

According to doctors, the person who had donated the stem cells to the London patient had a rare genetic mutation that can only be found in 1% of northern Europeans. An unnamed man in London could be the second person in history to be ever cured of HIV infection, offering hope that HIV and AIDS are curable. But replacing immune cells with those that do not have the CCR5 receptor appears to be key in preventing HIV from rebounding after the treatment. (more...)
Eli Lilly to launch authorized generic insulin at 50% discount Eli Lilly to launch authorized generic insulin at 50% discount
- March 07, 2019

Since then, prices have continued to rise, often by 10 percent or more a year, and some patients have resorted to rationing their insulin. Eli Lilly And Co (NYSE:LLY) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 6th. Lilly said on Monday the new version would be called Insulin Lispro , while Humalog would remain available for patients who want to continue accessing it through their current insurance plans. (more...)
British Man Becomes Second Person Ever To Be Cleared Of HIV British Man Becomes Second Person Ever To Be Cleared Of HIV
- March 07, 2019

The man, who has been HIV positive since at least 2003, now appears to have had the virus driven from his system by a very special genetic mutation present in the stem cells of a donor. Despite efforts to replicate the remarkable Berlin results, researchers had failed for a decade - in part because the possibility of doing such transplants is rare. (more...)
A Second Person May Be Cured of HIV A Second Person May Be Cured of HIV
- March 06, 2019

Although the patient has been in remission for 18 months, the authors of the British study published on Tuesday in the science journal Nature cautioned it was too early to say he had been cured. "I never thought that there would be a cure during my lifetime", he said. More recently, researchers reported that a bone marrow transplant recipient in Minnesota had viral remission lasting almost 10 months after an analytic treatment interruption, but he too ultimately experienced viral ... (more...)
Another major study confirms no connection between autism and MMR vaccine Another major study confirms no connection between autism and MMR vaccine
- March 06, 2019

During this time, 6,517 kids were diagnosed with autism . Critics had complained that earlier efforts had failed to focus on the effects of the vaccine on kids at increased risk of autism, according to an editorial accompanying the new study . (more...)
States sue to keep tax money going to Planned Parenthood States sue to keep tax money going to Planned Parenthood
- March 06, 2019

A coalition of 20 states and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced a pair of lawsuits Monday aimed at blocking a new federal rule that bars taxpayer-funded clinics from referring patients for abortions. Administration officials have told abortion opponents that they expected a number of legal challenges to the new rule. Federal funding can't be used for abortions, but the administration argues any money that goes to abortion providers could indirectly support the procedure. (more...)
Second person cured of HIV in major medical breakthrough Second person cured of HIV in major medical breakthrough
- March 06, 2019

The breakthrough comes ten years after the first such case of a patient with HIV going into sustained remission, known as the 'Berlin Patient '. The transplanted stem cells can also produce immune cells that go on to attack their new host, a problem called graft vs. (more...)
Pharmaceutical companies recall 87 batches of blood pressure drugs over cancer concerns Pharmaceutical companies recall 87 batches of blood pressure drugs over cancer concerns
- March 05, 2019

The impurity is a known animal and potential human carcinogen. Recent federal research has found NDMA and NDEA's "risk to individual patients is very low", a U.S. NMBA had not been found in previously recalled ARB products, but the FDA continues its investigations . Gottlieb said the agency is "deeply concerned about the presence of a third nitrosamine impurity" in hypertension drugs and is working on "novel and sophisticated testing methods" to detect these impurities. (more...)
London HIV patient becomes second person to be cured of AIDS London HIV patient becomes second person to be cured of AIDS
- March 05, 2019

That news, displayed on a poster at the back of a conference room, initially gained little attention. "By achieving remission in a second patient using a similar approach, we have shown that the Berlin patient was not an anomaly, and that it really was the treatment approaches that eliminated HIV in these two people", says virologist Ravindra Gupta from University College London . (more...)
Measles Cases in One Williamsburg Yeshiva in One Month Measles Cases in One Williamsburg Yeshiva in One Month
- March 02, 2019

However, Dr. Buchinsky said anyone born in the late 1950s through the 1960s might need another measles vaccination , even if they received one as a child. Measles vaccinations are available in most pharmacies in the USA. It spreads through the air when a person coughs or sneezes. Last year, there were 372 reported cases of measles nationwide. (more...)
Democrats block born-alive protection bill in roll call vote Democrats block born-alive protection bill in roll call vote
- March 02, 2019

The vote, which took place late February 25, would have brought the Senate closer to a floor vote on the bill if it had garnered 60 "yeas". The vote was nearly entirely on party lines. Every announced 2020 Democratic presidential candidate voted against the measure, a decision that won't help them next year. Ohden remains hopeful despite the bill dying. (more...)
Measles outbreaks lead states to reconsider vaccine exemptions Measles outbreaks lead states to reconsider vaccine exemptions
- March 01, 2019

But we can not be complacent. That, in turn, has spurred a debate about mandatory vaccination versus the rights of parents to make health decisions for their children. "A highly-vaccinated population, where over 85 per cent, and, ideally, greater than 95 per cent of the population is vaccinated, can truncate [the] spread [of measles] dramatically", Ward said. (more...)
Semi-identical twins 'identified for only the second time' Semi-identical twins 'identified for only the second time'
- March 01, 2019

The boy and the girl, now four, from Brisbane, in Australia , are identical on their mother's side. One of the embryos did not develop but the remaining two went on to grow as twins, each with different genetic material from the father. (more...)

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