Sunday August 25-th, 2019

New Study Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine, Autism New Study Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine, Autism

About 95% of the subjects received the vaccine, and 6,500 or so were diagnosed with autism . Using the Danish health registry allowed them to compare a cohort of vaccinated children against un-vaccinated children, definitively showing that those who...

20 states sue to block Trump abortion rule

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration challenging its controversial new rule that could pull federal funding from Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics, making California ...

Has a second person with HIV been cured? Has a second person with HIV been cured?

In 2007, he received a rare form of bone marrow transplant involving haematopoietic stem cells to treat his leukaemia. After HIV-resistant blood cells derived from the transplant supplanted the recipients' vulnerable cells, the two patients stopp...

Second person in history reportedly cured of HIV Second person in history reportedly cured of HIV

But such transplants are risky, can not be used widely and have failed in other patients. The milestone came about three years after the man received bone marrow stem cells from an HIV-resistant donor and about a year and a half after coming off anti...

Lilly to launch half-price version of insulin Lilly to launch half-price version of insulin

It will be available in vial and pen options and sell for $137.35 for a single vial and $265.20 for a five-pack. The news comes as the US government intensifies its scrutiny of the pharmaceutical industry and rising USA prescription drug prices, a ...

DRC: attacks force MSF to suspend Ebola treatment DRC: attacks force MSF to suspend Ebola treatment

This incident comes only days after another Ebola treatment facility, also supported by MSF teams in the neighbouring district of Katwa, was attacked on 24 February - also forcing its suspension. The MSF described the attack as "deplorable attack" an...

21 more people die from flu in North Carolina including first child 21 more people die from flu in North Carolina including first child

Flu rates are now high in 33 states, with around 19,000 confirmed deaths, including 158 children, the CDC's weekly report showed on Friday. The current flu season in Greene County is anticipated to continue through April, but the vaccine is repor...

Officials Warn of Possible Measles Exposure at Chicago's Midway Airport Officials Warn of Possible Measles Exposure at Chicago's Midway Airport

The person also went to Northwestern University's Hospital twice in subsequent days. Additionally, people who visited the hospital between 4 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Special arrangements can be made for your evaluation while also protecting other patients ...

Ebola medical centre attacked in Congo for 2nd time in week Ebola medical centre attacked in Congo for 2nd time in week

Assailants attacked another Ebola treatment centre run by the aid group on Sunday in Katwa, killing one person and injuring another. There were 57 patients admitted to the treatment centre at the time of the attack. The humanitarian organization Me...

Sleep debt persists despite sleeping in late on weekends Sleep debt persists despite sleeping in late on weekends

Despite complete freedom to sleep in and nap during a weekend recovery period, participants in a sleep laboratory who were limited to five hours of sleep on weekdays gained almost three pounds over two weeks and experienced metabolic disruption that ...

More Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Due To Potentially Cancer-Causing Ingredient More Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Due To Potentially Cancer-Causing Ingredient

U.S. health regulators said on Friday a third cancer-causing toxin was found in some blood pressure pills recalled by India's Hetero Labs Ltd a day earlier, adding to a global recall of commonly used drugs to treat hypertension. The latest recall...

Ebola patients escape from MSF clinic over assailant attack

After an attack today (February 27, 2019) on a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Ebola Treatment Center in Butembo, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the worldwide medical humanitarian organization released the following statem...

Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says Seniors With UTIs Need Antibiotics ASAP, Study Says

The diagnosis of UTI in older patients can be problematic, as the patients are less likely to present with a typical clinical history and localized urinary symptoms compared with younger patients. The first study found that delaying or withholding ...

4 new suspected measles cases in Washington 4 new suspected measles cases in Washington

In Ukraine, there were 35,120 cases of measles in 2018, up from 4,782 in 2017. Most cases have been reported from zip codes in Borough Park and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Measles cases are soaring around the world, including in areas previously decl...

Blood pressure medicine recalled after potential carcinogen is found in it

The full list can be seen here on the company's recall announcement on Thursday afternoon . But patients should speak with their doctor to discuss the recall before they stop taking the drug. Presently, Illinois-based compliance company Stericycle...

Doctors Often Miss Colorectal Cancer in Younger Adults, New Study Suggests Doctors Often Miss Colorectal Cancer in Younger Adults, New Study Suggests

Problem Solvers Health Alert learned there is an in home, do-it-yourself detection kit called FIT or Fecal Immunochemical Test. Mendelsohn said the finding probably reflects the fact that younger patients are going to the doctor because of symptoms...

Cancer Patient's Dead Body Leaves Radioactive Materials In Arizona Crematory Cancer Patient's Dead Body Leaves Radioactive Materials In Arizona Crematory

That cremation, which occurred without the knowledge of the doctors who had injected the radioactive material into the man's body, posed a danger to crematory workers. But most U.S. states seem not to have addressed the thorny issue of radioactive ...

Brain implant offers Parkinson's hope Brain implant offers Parkinson's hope

A ground-breaking device surgically implanted in the brain was used to deliver a drug via a port behind the ear, bypassing the barrier that prevents substances moving from the blood into brain cells. Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease...

Veteran Shoots ER Doctor At West Palm Beach VA Veteran Shoots ER Doctor At West Palm Beach VA

A doctor is being hailed a hero for stopping a double-amputee patient who opened fire in the emergency room of a veterans hospital in South Florida on Wednesday night. The physician held the gun up out of his reach and shielded herself with a cha...

WHOA: Super Rare 'Semi-Identical' Twins Discovered In Australia WHOA: Super Rare 'Semi-Identical' Twins Discovered In Australia

The boy and girl, born in Brisbane, share identical DNA on their mother's side, but the father's DNA differs in each twin. The study's lead author Michael Gabbett, a clinical geneticist at the Queensland University of Technology, explains that ...

Eating Disorder Awareness Week Begins Today Eating Disorder Awareness Week Begins Today

Sonal explained that there could be many reasons why BAME individuals feel less confident in seeking help, which can range from not wanting to be judged or fear of being misunderstood by loved ones. They are a serious and complex illness that are inc...

Catching Up on Sleep on the Weekend Doesn't Work Catching Up on Sleep on the Weekend Doesn't Work

The second was allowed 5 hours per night over that same period. And a weekend recovery group of 14 participants simulated the sleep schedule of someone trying to catch up on sleep on the weekend. "It could be that the yo-yoing back and forth-changi...

One of two new measles cases reported was in Vancouver daycare facility One of two new measles cases reported was in Vancouver daycare facility

The Ministry of Health is asking people to make sure their immunizations are up to date. Gustafson said parents who suspect their child has the disease should call their doctor's office in advance in order to get a separate room. "What we've proposed...

What Changes to Title X Could Mean for Local Health Options What Changes to Title X Could Mean for Local Health Options

It would bar organizations, such as Planned Parenthood , that receive federal Title X money from referring patients to abortion providers. PPFA, the country's No. "It effectively dismantles Title X, forces doctors to lie and forbids them from refe...

Model suggests 1 in 2 childrens' cancer cases undiagnosed, untreated

Writing in the Lancet Oncology journal, Ward and colleagues in the United States report how they built a computer model that took into account factors including statistics on cancer incidence as well as the probability of children in a given countr...

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