Medicine

Trump, Biden campaign on opposite sides of Nevada Senate race

Trump, Biden campaign on opposite sides of Nevada Senate race Turnout from the heavily immigrant union was credited with giving Democrats key wins in Nevada in 2016, when Hillary Clinton won the state . But Biden says Trump is "all about himself". The 75-year-old former DE senator, two-time candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, vice-president to Barack Obama and frontrunner among possible 2020 candidates was speaking in support of Jacky R... [Full Article...]

Women urged to get tested for breast cancer

Women urged to get tested for breast cancer According to the African Cancer Organization, breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, with more than two million, being diagnosed of the disease annually. Despite this, in 2016/17, screening uptake fell to its lowest level in a decade at just 71.1%. In some areas, nearly all (99%) women will see a specialist within two weeks of being referred by their GP, while in others, close to... [Full Article...]

Novartis Seeks Radiopharmaceutical Expansion With Purchase of Endocyte

Novartis Seeks Radiopharmaceutical Expansion With Purchase of Endocyte The deal will also enable Novartis to investigate the potential development of a drug candidate for use in earlier lines of prostate cancer therapy, it said . "The global reach and expertise of Novartis in developing and commercialising RLT therapies will be critical in efforts for patients to benefit from these therapies as quickly as possible". [Full Article...]

Nottinghamshire health officials urge: ‘Flu can kill so get vaccinated’

Nottinghamshire health officials urge: ‘Flu can kill so get vaccinated’ Mrs O'Neill said "transgenerational" trauma is not widely understood, but it is "where the negative mental health impacts of a traumatic event, such as PTSD, can be passed from a parent to their child, even if the child has never experienced a traumatic event". [Full Article...]

New York Man Died After He Ate Squirrel Brains

New York Man Died After He Ate Squirrel Brains As reported by the United Kingdom news portal DailyMail, that happened in 2015 at a Rochester hospital where the man went complaining of losing his ability to walk correctly, think, and losing touch with reality. It is believed that the man's habit of eating squirrel brains may have raised his risk for vCJD. Though current tests can distinguish vCJD from the classical form of the disease, Chen... [Full Article...]

Drug-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken in 29 states — CDC

Drug-resistant salmonella linked to raw chicken in 29 states — CDC A single, common supplier of raw chicken products or of live chickens has not been identified. The CDC says the outbreak started in January, and more people have tested positive for this strain through September. Experts say you should always wash your hands when handling raw meat or poultry, because poultry can spread germs any time you handle it. Symptoms of a Salmonella infection includ... [Full Article...]

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

Polio-Like Disease Striking Children: What You Need to Know Health officials don't have an exact cause of AFM . In other cases, patients remain paralyzed. "We have not been able to find a cause for the majority of these AFM cases ", Messonnier admitted. Messonnier did not address enterovirus D68 directly during the news conference and said the CDC has not yet had time to fully analyze the cases from this summer and fall. [Full Article...]

Pediatricians suggest getting flu shot by Halloween

Pediatricians suggest getting flu shot by Halloween Health Officials have confirmed that the child who died was not vaccinated. Severe cases can lead to hospitalizations and death. Last year's first case of influenza was confirmed September 26 and the last April 18. Michael Caplan, NorthShore University HealthSystem. "So there'll be a good deal of people who are going to have some pumped up immunity to that virus". [Full Article...]

Health officials: 3 cases of rare polio-like disease in Georgia

Health officials: 3 cases of rare polio-like disease in Georgia Polio was eradicated in the U.S.by vaccination. "We're actually looking at everything". The CDC is aware of one death in 2017 in a child that had AFM, but no deaths related to the condition have been reported this year. Samuel Dominguez, a pediatric infectious disease expert with Children's Hospital Colorado. Ninety percent of those affected are children. "Nobody really knows treatment protoc... [Full Article...]

Most states facing confirmed or possible cases of polio-like illness

In particular, the condition can cause weakness in the arms and legs along with loss of muscle tone and problems with reflexes. All told 386 cases of AFM have been confirmed since 2014, more than 90 percent in children younger than 18. Parents have reported that the limbs of affected children appear lifeless. The long-term effects are not known, and outcomes have been different for patients,... [Full Article...]

Outbreak of mysterious polio-like disease plagues residents in 22 states

Cases of AFM have been reported in 22 states around the country, and all of those cases have tested negative for polio . According to the Center for Disease Control, AFM "affects the nervous system , specifically the area of spinal cord called gray matter, which causes the muscles and reflexes in the body to become weak". [Full Article...]

Case Of Polio-Like Illness Acute Flaccid Myelitis Confirmed In Mass.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed cases in 22 states overall . Messonnier added that health officials are considering other potential causes, such as West Nile virus and environmental toxins, though none of the cases have involved them. [Full Article...]

Spike reported nationwide in cases of baffling paralysis in children

In a few cases, it appears that the illnesses were linked to viruses, including enterovirus . Some possible suspects, such as polio and West Nile virus, have been ruled out. "As a parent myself I understand what it's like to be scared for your child", Messonnier said. More broadly, she noted, "there is a lot we don't know about AFM". [Full Article...]

Flu Shots are Safe, Free, and Important

So even if you've never had the flu before or you think you're too healthy to get it, don't gamble because your luck may eventually run out. A new survey suggests that many children may not be getting the potentially life-saving flu shot due to their parents' misconceptions about the safety and importance of vaccines. [Full Article...]

Annual mammograms key to early breast cancer detection

Annual mammograms key to early breast cancer detection In urban communities the incidence is as high as one in eight. Getting an accurate reading the first time eliminates the emotional, physical and economic toll a call back can take on a woman and her family. However, there are certain factors that would put women in a higher risk category. None of the women had hereditary cancer or had mutations of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which can increase th... [Full Article...]

Breast cancer: are you at risk?

Breast cancer: are you at risk? Komen, Idaho Montana said they have been doing the race in Montana for about 22 years. "I think people see that Can Do Cancer is actually helping people right here in our community", Zaver says, "That's something different then when you donate to some other organization". [Full Article...]

Doctors warn of global C-section 'epidemic'

Doctors warn of global C-section 'epidemic' But the procedure is unavailable to many women in low-income countries and overused in many middle- and high-income countries, the researchers found . "In particular, C-sections have a more complicated recovery for the mother, and lead to scarring of the womb, which is associated with bleeding, abnormal development of the placenta, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth and preterm birth in subsequent pre... [Full Article...]

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month In 2017, about 30 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in women were breast cancers, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). While self-examinations are encouraged, Deti warns that they are not sufficient substitutes for professional screenings. [Full Article...]

10 cases of AFM reported in IL

10 cases of AFM reported in IL Lurie Children's Hospital has treated at least two of the children diagnosed with AFM, but it had not received any additional AFM patients as of Friday. So far this year, the CDC said there have been 38 confirmed cases across 16 states. "Since 2015, four cases reviewed by CDC experts have been counted in IL", the IDHP stated . [Full Article...]

Rare, polio-like illness detected in Pittsburgh area

Rare, polio-like illness detected in Pittsburgh area Fernando Acosta, a neurologist at Cook Children's. Three other cases were reported in Pierce, Lewis, and Snohomish counties. From January 1st to September 30th, a total of 38 people in 16 states have been confirmed to have AFM. The child was hospitalized for five days and given intensive outpatient physical therapy, according to the report. "That enterovirus is transmittable from person to person,... [Full Article...]


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