Thursday August 22-nd, 2019

USPSTF Recommends PrEP for HIV Prevention in Individuals at High Risk USPSTF Recommends PrEP for HIV Prevention in Individuals at High Risk

People who face the highest risk of HIV include gay and bisexual men who have sex with men (MSM), for whom 67 percent of all HIV diagnoses in 2016 occurred, and transgender people, who are diagnosed with HIV at three times the national average, accor...

FDA issues safety alert over fecal transplants after patient's death FDA issues safety alert over fecal transplants after patient's death

The investigational treatment has not been approved by the FDA. While it's not clear why the patients had received fecal transplants , procedure has been used to treat C. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , "antib...

US 'deaths of despair' surge to highest rates since 2005, report reveals US 'deaths of despair' surge to highest rates since 2005, report reveals

For example, drug overdose deaths predictably hit hardest in areas affected by the opioid epidemic , mainly concentrated in the northeastern states. It also succeeds in keeping infant mortality rates low - although there is significant racial dispar...

Ebola outbreak deaths confirmed as emergency World Health Organization meeting called Ebola outbreak deaths confirmed as emergency World Health Organization meeting called

Twenty-seven people who came into contact with the deceased have been placed under observation, the World Health Organization said in a statement. The family had quietly crossed the border from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the news agency ...

US Expert Panel Supports HIV-Prevention Pill for People at High Risk US Expert Panel Supports HIV-Prevention Pill for People at High Risk

The new guidelines recommend that clinicians offer PrEP to people at high risk of HIV acquisition, specifically men who have sex with men (reporting condomless sex, a recent STI or an HIV-positive partner), heterosexual men and women (similar c...

Women sleeping with artificial light more likely to gain weight Women sleeping with artificial light more likely to gain weight

For the current study, researchers followed nearly 44,000 generally healthy women, ages 35 to 74. Globally, 1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organization. The study had some limitations, including that only ...

Breakthrough vaccine offers hope in fight against Alzheimer's

The tangles "disrupt the ability of neurons to communicate with one another", adding that tau protein is usually a stabilizing structure inside of neurons. The response lasted for months, UNM says. The mice that received the vaccine performed a lot...

Global Weight Loss Products Market Growth 2019 Global Weight Loss Products Market Growth 2019

Then it provides market segments relating to the product like type, regions/countries, application , and players. For extensive analysis, the report segments the market based on geographical and regional locations North America , United State...

California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants California to provide healthcare to some undocumented immigrants

The budget agreement still must be approved by the full state legislature; a vote is expected this week. (USAToday) California was poised Monday to become the first state to provide health care coverage to young, low-income adults living in the ...

Alabama gov OKs chemical castration for some sex offenders Alabama gov OKs chemical castration for some sex offenders

Ivey had been mum on whether she would support the legislation until ultimately giving it her approval on Monday, the final day for which she could sign bills into law following the legislative session. A judge, not a doctor, would decide when the pr...

Maine Will Allow Non-Doctors To Perform Abortions Maine Will Allow Non-Doctors To Perform Abortions

In Maine, the state's Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill that would allow health care professionals who are not doctors to perform abortions. Maine's new law expanding abortion providers adds to the current contention surrounding abortion la...

Experimental drug may delay development of type 1 diabetes Experimental drug may delay development of type 1 diabetes

The drug was well tolerated and the safety data were consistent with prior studies in newly diagnosed patients. The groundbreaking study "demonstrates that we can use immunotherapy, specifically PRV-031, to prevent or significantly delay the onse...

Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo

A World Health Organization statement said he entered on Sunday with his family through the Bwera border post. He was then transferred to an Ebola treatment unit-where the health care workers already have been vaccinated-in nearby Bwera. Uganda off...

Sleeping with a screen on can lead to female obesity Sleeping with a screen on can lead to female obesity

The analysis, published Monday by the National Institute of Health , used questionnaire data from 43,722 women between the ages of 35 and 74. The results suggest that cutting off lights at bedtime could reduce women's chances of becoming obese .

LA County Health Officials Warn of Possible Measles Exposure at LAX

The person, who is a non-resident, traveled through Terminal 4, Gate 48B on May 26 between 9:30 a.m. and noon, and again at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, Remote Gate at LAX on May 28 between 3 p.m. There are now eight measles cases among Lo...

Three Britons die after eating pre-packed sandwiches Three Britons die after eating pre-packed sandwiches

The patients died of listeriosis, a rare bacterial infection that is especially unsafe for people with weak immune systems or pregnant women. It can kill in severe cases. However it can have more serious consequences among those with pre-existing med...

Feeling stressed? Your dog probably does too Feeling stressed? Your dog probably does too

They examined hair from the dog owners and their pets, looking at levels of a hormone that's released into the bloodstream and absorbed by hair follicles in response to stress. There is evidence to suggest dogs evolved alongside us and consequently...

Is there a limit to how much a human body can endure? Is there a limit to how much a human body can endure?

Interestingly, all the subjects from the various endurance events featured the same L-shaped curve, from dragging 500-pound sleds through sub-freezing Antarctica to biking in the summer for Tour de France . While participating in relatively short-...

Dietary supplements linked with severe health events in young people Dietary supplements linked with severe health events in young people

She is a researcher with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders, in Boston . Still, vinpocetine is found in hundreds of brands of supplements sold in the USA, said Dr. P...

Program expands access for veterans seeking private medical care Program expands access for veterans seeking private medical care

Other guidelines are more straight-forward. Carl Blake, executive director of Paralyzed Veterans of America , issues the following statement regarding the VA implementation of the Veterans Community Care Program. Lebanon VAMC is one of 170 medical...

LabCorp reveals data breach affecting 200,000 days after Quest Diagnostic news LabCorp reveals data breach affecting 200,000 days after Quest Diagnostic news

Headquartered in Secaucus, Quest operates offices throughout Bergen County in Teterboro, Hackensack, Paramus, Rutherford, Teaneck, and Englewood. AMCA has already notified approximately 6,600 BioReference patients that personal information - incl...

U.S. measles count surpasses 1,000 U.S. measles count surpasses 1,000

This figure marks the highest annual case count since 1992, when the CDC reported 2,237 cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 1,001 people have been sickened by the contagious disease in 2019. Cases have been reported in more t...

White meat has same impact as red meat on ‘bad’ cholesterol levels White meat has same impact as red meat on ‘bad’ cholesterol levels

There is less pressure on consumers to do the same with its white counterpart. However, this new study made a comprehensive comparison between the effect of eating red meat and white meat on blood cholesterol. For the high-saturated fat group, there ...

Number Of Measles Cases In U.S. Surpasses 1000 Number Of Measles Cases In U.S. Surpasses 1000

If symptoms develop, Ms. Andrew-Spear said people should stay at home and isolate themselves from others and call a health care provider or department. The agency further advised that if symptoms appear, a person should seek immediate medical care fr...

More than a million people a day get sexual infections, WHO warns More than a million people a day get sexual infections, WHO warns

The research paints a dire picture for sexual health advocates, using the most recent data available to show that the top four sexual transmitted infections are claiming an incredible number of victims and the trend is troubling. "Also, timely and ...

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