Health


What Does an Influenza B Dominant Flu Season Mean? What Does an Influenza B Dominant Flu Season Mean?
- January 15, 2020

Even if you do get sick with the flu, Alvarado says having the shot in your system will decrease the virus' severity. Past year during this time there were 16 pediatric deaths. Health department numbers state that of those people affected by Influenza A this season, 59% of people were not vaccinated. The most common strain so far this season is influenza A H1NI, accounting for about 60 percent of cases, followed by influenza B (Victoria) strain at roughly 35 percent. (more...)
Machine Could Expand Pool of Livers for Donation Machine Could Expand Pool of Livers for Donation
- January 15, 2020

The corresponding study was published on January 13 in the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology . The study was titled, "An integrated perfusion machine preserves injured human livers for one week ". The machine was developed with a series of pig livers. The potential: Livers can now only be stored for up to 24 hours on ice before transplant, so a machine that can keep them alive for a week could allow many more people to get transplants. (more...)
China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans China: Possible that new virus could spread between humans
- January 15, 2020

According to The Star, since the outbreak of the new virus in Wuhan began on 31 December 2019, 41 people were confirmed with the illness while one person has died from severe infection. But it said the husband, who worked at a seafood market suspected of being at the epicenter of the outbreak, was the first to fall ill, and that his wife did not have any exposure to the market. (more...)
Girl, 4, who wasn't vaccinated left blind after getting the flu Girl, 4, who wasn't vaccinated left blind after getting the flu
- January 15, 2020

On Christmas Eve, DeLucia's father Stephen DeLucia went to wake up his daughter and found her unresponsive in bed, running a high fever. Jade's doctor ended up finding inflammation in her brain, which ended up affecting her vision and leaving her blind. (more...)
Novartis links up with NHS for speedy access to cholesterol drug inclisiran
- January 15, 2020

Novartis bought inclisiran with its $9.7 billion acquisition of The Medicines Co., announced in late November, to expand a cardiovascular medicines portfolio that already includes heart failure drug Entresto, a billion-dollar-per-year seller. (more...)
Sestrin protein offers benefits of exercise without actually working out Sestrin protein offers benefits of exercise without actually working out
- January 15, 2020

Researchers are working to find small molecule regulators of protein. About a of those flies had been popular, while others had been particularly bred to lack the ability to salvage Sestrin . "This kind of combined effect is important for producing exercise's effects", said Lee. Furthermore, when researchers provided one other personnel of frequent, un-educated flies with a max dose of Sestrin , these flies immediately modified into extra adept at the treadmill, and total bodily superior ... (more...)
There’s a mismatch in the flu shot There’s a mismatch in the flu shot
- January 15, 2020

Apparently, the main strain of flu that is circulating doesn't exactly match what's in this year's flu shot. Another issue regarding the flu vaccine and its partial ineffectiveness for B/Victoria? But here's the thing about the flu vaccine: It doesn't necessarily give you full protection against the virus-even if it's a good match. (more...)
U.S. election: 'Sanders said no woman could win', Warren says U.S. election: 'Sanders said no woman could win', Warren says
- January 14, 2020

Some of the fiercest clashes could center on Sens. Bernie Sanders has denied telling Elizabeth Warren , his rival in the race to become the Democrats' candidate in the U.S. That blowback has been predicated on the notion that Warren leaked this story. "The United States of America should never be taken to the brink of war on the basis of changing stories and lies", Kerry said. (more...)
Anonymous Sources Claim Sanders Told Warren A Woman Couldn't Win Anonymous Sources Claim Sanders Told Warren A Woman Couldn't Win
- January 14, 2020

At the meeting in Warren's Washington, D.C., apartment, the two progressive senators, both longtime friends, reportedly vowed not the trash each other in the upcoming Democratic primaries should both decide to toss their hats into the ring. (more...)
Sleep apnea may be tied to tongue fat, study finds Sleep apnea may be tied to tongue fat, study finds
- January 13, 2020

According to scientists, tongue fat can be a potential therapeutic target for improving sleep apnea . Sleep apnoea , which causes the breathing to stop and start frequently during the night makes people wake up randomly, breaking sleep cycles and affects around 13 per cent of men and six per cent of women in Britain. (more...)
China virus outbreak not spreading at present China virus outbreak not spreading at present
- January 13, 2020

The proportion of severe cases is similar to that among common pneumonia cases, Wang said. He apparently had other health issues , with the statement from the Wuhan Municipal Health Committee noting he had abdominal tumors and chronic liver disease. (more...)
Marianne Williamson Drops Bid to Become 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee Marianne Williamson Drops Bid to Become 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee
- January 13, 2020

According to the research giant, Williamson's main mainstream splash went through viral moments in the first two Democratic debates, gaining online support and inspiring a multitude of memes and making her one of the candidates the most googlées after the first debates. (more...)
Women with transplanted uterus gives birth to ‘miracle’ baby Women with transplanted uterus gives birth to ‘miracle’ baby
- January 12, 2020

Jennifer Gobrecht, pictured with her husband, was born without a uterus and found out at age 17 that she would never be able to carry a child. The womb came from a deceased donor. Because of the risk of rejection, women with transplanted uteruses have hysterectomies after giving birth. She was born with a rare condition called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome , or MRKH, and never got her period. (more...)
Walgreens off to 'soft start' in new fiscal year Walgreens off to 'soft start' in new fiscal year
- January 12, 2020

Shares of Walgreens , a Dow part, slid greater than 6%. Walgreens earnings fell short of a MarketBeat-published analyst consensus estimate of $1.39 per diluted share for the first quarter. Finally, Penserra Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in Walgreens Boots Alliance in the 3rd quarter valued at $985,000. The firm has a market cap of $49.58 billion, a PE ratio of 9.13, a PEG ratio of 1.44 and a beta of 0.90. (more...)
Wisconsin child dies from flu, Dept. of Health Services says Wisconsin child dies from flu, Dept. of Health Services says
- January 11, 2020

Haupt said the child had moved to Wisconsin from another state in the last couple months, and it's unclear if they were vaccinated. During the last five flu seasons, only one influenza-related death occurred among children in Idaho, according to the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. (more...)
Alcohol-Fueled Deaths Double in U.S. Over Past 20 Years Alcohol-Fueled Deaths Double in U.S. Over Past 20 Years
- January 11, 2020

Researchers also point out that alcohol-related death numbers are likely to be undercounted given that death certificates often fail to specify alcohol as a cause of death. According to the study, 70.1 percent of the USA population ages 18 and older, about 173.3 million people, consumed alcohol in 2017. "Findings confirm an increasing burden of alcohol on public health and support the need for improving surveillance of alcohol‐involved mortality", concluded the study. (more...)
Ingram expected to face Titans despite questionable tag Ingram expected to face Titans despite questionable tag
- January 11, 2020

As a thank you to the big men who blocked for all 303 carries this season, the 22-year-old former Alabama star bought his entire offensive line Rolexes, gifting them to his guys this week. He was named a Pro Bowler for the third time in his career. Earlier in the day, it was reported that Ingram finally returned to practice after missing out the first two days of the week, and despite only getting in a limited practice on Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Ingram is expected to ... (more...)
A&E departments suffer worse four-hour wait performance on record A&E departments suffer worse four-hour wait performance on record
- January 11, 2020

THEre WILL be many reasons why the NHS experienced its busiest month on record in December - bad weather, and Christmas festivities, are seasonal factors which will have contributed to the unprecedented number of A&E attendances and ambulance call-outs. (more...)
China reports first death from pneumonia outbreak China reports first death from pneumonia outbreak
- January 11, 2020

The World Health Organisation said on Thursday that a newly emerging member of the family of viruses that caused the deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreaks, could be the cause of the present outbreak. (more...)
Want to live longer? Drink tea at least 3 times a week Want to live longer? Drink tea at least 3 times a week
- January 11, 2020

In the study, 100,902 participants were split into two groups: those who regularly drink tea and those who drank less than three cups a week, before being assessed over seven years. Calling all tea lovers: The next time you reach for a cuppa, try green tea - if you want to prolong your life , at least. In keeping with the researchers, two components could also be at play. (more...)

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