Friday November 16-th, 2018

Novartis and Endocyte announce intention to merge Novartis and Endocyte announce intention to merge

Endocyte was founded in Purdue Research Park and has been working for more than two decades to develop personalized cancer treatments that are more targeted to a specific patient's cancer than traditional, broad-spectrum radiation therapy.

Uganda at 'big risk' for Ebola spreading from neighbouring Congo, officials say Uganda at 'big risk' for Ebola spreading from neighbouring Congo, officials say

WHO's director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said they were "trying within this year" to stop Ebola. He told reporters though that the committee still has great concerns about the outbreak, and stressed that if the situation worsens the Wor...

The Doctor Is In: Breast cancer myths busted The Doctor Is In: Breast cancer myths busted

Making Strides Breast Cancer is supported by many local medical centers, businesses, nonprofits and community teams that raise funds and foster breast cancer awareness. Learn what breast cancer can look and feel like and do self-breast exams monthly....

Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. This year's looks more promising Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. This year's looks more promising

Death reports don't always cite the flu as the cause, complicating the cataloging process, and many flu cases simply go entirely unreported. Last year, 80,000 people died from the flu, which is the highest total ever recorded since seasonal flu-rel...

Mad cow disease confirmed in Scotland Mad cow disease confirmed in Scotland

The Scottish government announced on Thursday that a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease, had been discovered on a farm in Aberdeenshire. Officials have stressed the case poses no risk to human health and t...

Florida child reportedly gets state's first case of paralyzing polio-like disease Florida child reportedly gets state's first case of paralyzing polio-like disease

The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. Right now the CDC says the likelihood of someone developing AFM is one in 1 million. Some patients diagnosed with AFM were found to have enterovirus D68, a cous...

Maryland officials confirm first cases of flu for the season Maryland officials confirm first cases of flu for the season

Health officials say two laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu have been identified in one adult and one child in the Central and Eastern Shore regions of Maryland. In Alberta previous year, influenza put over 3,000 people in the hospital and kil...

CDC: Dozens ill after salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken CDC: Dozens ill after salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken

The CDC stated the outbreak strain of salmonella was found in live chickens and in many types of raw chicken products, including pet food, chicken pieces, ground pieces and whole chickens, indicating it might be widespread in the chicken industry.

Uganda says has no Ebola outbreak after tests turn negative Uganda says has no Ebola outbreak after tests turn negative

The health ministry of the Democratic Republic of Congo DRC has confirmed that no less than 24 victims out of 33 persons affected have lost their lives in the recent outbreak of Ebola virus. In the WHO's parlance, "a public health emergency of worl...

UnitedHealth Group's profit jumps 28 percent in 3rd quarter UnitedHealth Group's profit jumps 28 percent in 3rd quarter

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Polio-Like Disease Striking Children: What You Need to Know

Nancy Messonnier , director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases said. While the cause of AFM is not clear, experts say it can occur as a result of a variety of viral illnesses including the polio virus, enteroviru...

Dozens sickened in Salmonella outbreak tied to raw chicken

No deaths have been reported. Some people may like to feed their cats and dogs raw chicken, but the CDC recommends against it. Germs in the food can make your pets sick, and you can get sick handling it. The CDC says this particular strain is resi...

AFM in 22 states: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention AFM in 22 states: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CNN has reported that this year, more than half of all USA states have had confirmed or possible cases, including North and SC. They also wanted to raise awareness about the condition so parents can seek medical care if their child develops symp...

'Polio like' illness spreads to 22 states 'Polio like' illness spreads to 22 states

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) told WCCO the seventh case of accute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has been clinically diagnosed in Minnesota. Health officials are able to confirm cases through a review of brain scans and symptoms . Maryland's f...

Diabetes to be SAs leading killer by 2040, study shows Diabetes to be SAs leading killer by 2040, study shows

They also forecast more optimistic and pessimistic scenarios, in which life expectancy increases to 81 years in the first case, and essentially stagnates in the second. In contrast, in the "better" scenario, 158 countries will see life expectancy gai...

HPV vaccine doesn't encourage girls to have risky sex HPV vaccine doesn't encourage girls to have risky sex

HPV is a common sexually transmitted infection that has been linked to the development of cancer, said Troy Henderson, the director of Whitman County Public Health. The percentage of girls who reported ever having sex decreased from 21.3% in 2003 t...

Man dies of rare disease after eating squirrel brains Man dies of rare disease after eating squirrel brains

The disease is so rare that only a few hundred cases have ever been officially reported. The New York man was taken to a Rochester hospital in 2015 complaining that he was having trouble thinking, losing touch with reality and couldn't walk.

U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition

Nancy Messonnier of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases . When AFM strikes, patients experience sudden weakness, as well as loss of muscle tone and reflexes in the arms and legs. Tara Narula told "CBS This Morning". M...

India reports 80 Zika cases, 22 pregnant women India reports 80 Zika cases, 22 pregnant women

The first case was confirmed on September 23 and the number of people who have tested positive for the virus in the city of Jaipur has steadily grown since then. On Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry directed the National Centre for Disease Con...

Study Finds Dangerous Substances In Supplements Study Finds Dangerous Substances In Supplements

In the overwhelming majority of cases (97%), the unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients were not declared on the labels of the supplements. "It's mind-boggling to imagine what's happening here", said Dr. They list adverse events due to the use of di...

CDC: 'Mystery illness' leaving dozens of children paralyzed

Acute flaccid myelitis , also called AFM, is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system , with a particular focus on the gray matter of the spinal cord. Although the cause remains a mystery in the majority of cases, the 2014 jump c...

Global traveler with measles visits several Rockland, Westchester locations

Everyone exposed to measles, particularly those without immunity or people who aren't sure if they have been vaccinated, should contact their healthcare provider if they develop measles symptoms, officials warn. on October 7 between 1:30-5 p.m. Ca...

Chief medical officer Nicole Montana kicked off Nauru Chief medical officer Nicole Montana kicked off Nauru

The senior medical officer was contracted by the Australian government to look after the health of refugees and asylum seekers in Nauru. Labor's left faction has also been restive about the condition of children on Nauru and concerns were raised ...

The Apple Watch is being used to study joint replacement patients The Apple Watch is being used to study joint replacement patients

The Apple Watch will be used for gathering data from participants. The data will allow surgeons and their teams to assess how well patients are following prescribed physiotherapy or regimes ahead of surgery or recovering afterward. Up to 10,000 peopl...

Maryland Health Officials Confirm 5 Possible Cases Of Polio-Like Illness

About 90 percent of the cases are children who have suffered muscle weakness or paralysis. Since the cases were first recognized in 2014, there have been 386 cases in the United States, Dr. The first case in Maryland this year was contracted Septe...

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