Medicine

Officials investigating lab-confirmed measles case in York Region

Officials investigating lab-confirmed measles case in York Region Karim Kurji, York Region's Medical Officer of Health, said in a written statement. US public health experts have said that one dose of the MMR vaccine is about 93 percent effective at preventing measles, an extremely contagious virus that can have serious consequences - pneumonia, hearing loss, brain damage and death. [Full Article...]

Eight Listeria Infections, Including One Fatality, Linked To Deli Meats, Cheeses

Eight Listeria Infections, Including One Fatality, Linked To Deli Meats, Cheeses All eight people were hospitalized, including a patient in MI who died, the CDC said in a news release. To prevent the infection, the CDC encourages washing hands after handling deli and lunch meats and cheeses, storing opened packages of meat sliced at a local deli no longer than 3 to 5 days in the fridge, and not allowing juice from lunch meat and hot dog packages to get on other food or pre... [Full Article...]

Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever'

Arrested In 'Largest Opioid Prescriber Takedown Ever' U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman of Cincinnati described the action, with 31 doctors facing charges, as the biggest known takedown yet of drug prescribers. Over the course of three years, the doctor, the department said, prescribed almost 1.5 million pills, the bulk of which were hydrocodone, oxycodone and benzodiazepine pills. [Full Article...]

How pig brains were 'brought back to life'

How pig brains were 'brought back to life' The findings were published April 18 in the journal Nature . Andrea Beckel-Mitchener, from the US National Institute of of Mental Health, which co-funded the research, said: "This line of research holds hope for advancing understanding and treatment of brain disorders and could lead to a whole new way of studying the post-mortem human brain ". [Full Article...]

Sees surge of almost 20% in confirmed cases of measles, CDC reports

Sees surge of almost 20% in confirmed cases of measles, CDC reports Need we wait for someone to die?" 'This is a direct violation of the commissioner's order requiring that unvaccinated students be excluded, ' Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot said in a statement . The CDC recommends that all children get two doses of measles vaccine. Medical experts have debunked those claims and proven that the vaccine is safe, but opposition to vaccines persists. [Full Article...]

U.S. FDA orders transvaginal surgical mesh pulled from market

U.S. FDA orders transvaginal surgical mesh pulled from market After reviewing the PMAs, the FDA determined manufacturers "have not demonstrated a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness". "In order for these mesh devices to stay on the market, we determined that we needed evidence that they worked better than surgery without the use of mesh to fix pelvic organ prolapse", said Jeffrey Shuren, director of the agency's Center for Devices and Radiol... [Full Article...]

El Al Flight Attendant Who Contracted Measles Now in a 'Deep Coma'

El Al Flight Attendant Who Contracted Measles Now in a 'Deep Coma' Grotto said there was a surge of cases in Israel last fall when large numbers of ultra-Orthodox Israelis traveled to Ukraine on a religious pilgrimage during the Jewish New Year. Sedetzki said the ultra-Orthodox in particular had "several pockets" within the community that do not vaccinate. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 555 confirmed cases of measl... [Full Article...]

Biggest US Health Insurer Slams Democrats' 'Medicare for All' Proposals

Biggest US Health Insurer Slams Democrats' 'Medicare for All' Proposals A spokesman for the company said UnitedHealth has long supported the expansion of health-care coverage. Revenue rose to $60.3 billion in the quarter, up from $55.2 billion the year before, led by gains in its UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, Optum Rx and OptumHealth businesses. [Full Article...]

Measles cases rose by 300% globally between January and March

Measles cases rose by 300% globally between January and March The challenge for U.S. health authorities is stopping the outbreak from spreading further. As of Monday, New York City has confirmed 329 measles cases, almost all in Brooklyn , since the outbreak began in October. Infections have also increased in wealthy countries with high overall immunisation rates, such as the United States and Israel. In 2000, health officials announced that they had rid t... [Full Article...]

Scientists print first 3D heart using a patient’s own cells

Scientists print first 3D heart using a patient’s own cells The heart, which is similar to a rabbit heart in size, has demonstrated the potential of the 3D printing technology for producing personalized tissues and organs. The cellular material from the tissues was used as the bionic ink for the printer . The scientists allege that the small heart is the world's first engineered vascular heart ever made with a 3D printer, according to CBS News . [Full Article...]

State trims count of measles case

State trims count of measles case MDHHS and the Washtenaw County Health Department alerted the public Friday afternoon, April 12, of the newly-confirmed case. It brings the total number of known measles cases in Southeast Michigan to 40. 'You get phony, phony articles and studies, so yes, some people will fall for that, ' he said. An outbreak has also been recorded in Hong Kong, with Cross saying it was being reported in loc... [Full Article...]

Williamsburg Residents Divided on Vaccines, Despite Mayor's Health Emergency Declaration

Williamsburg Residents Divided on Vaccines, Despite Mayor's Health Emergency Declaration While vaccination rates in certain schools and for preschoolers may be lower, vaccination is the clear societal norm in Orthodox Jewish communities . "There should be policies to protect people's different views", Gruber said. She said that she believes vaccination is the right choice, though she knows families who said their children developed autism after being vaccinated. [Full Article...]

Attorney general says 'I think spying did occur' on Trump's campaign

Attorney general says 'I think spying did occur' on Trump's campaign Across the Capitol, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he had no concerns with Barr's handling of the report: "I think it really comes down to a question of whether you trust Bill Barr or not". "And the first impression of the Mueller report was very good for Trump". That is a change from Barr's past statement just 11 days ago when he said in a letter sent to the chairmen of the H... [Full Article...]

NY mandates vaccinations to contain measles

NY mandates vaccinations to contain measles People who refuse the vaccine or who refuse to get their children vaccinated could be fined, though de Blasio said he hoped to avoid levying any fines. But she said that in her work as a mental health care provider, she has lately seen an increase in cases of autism. Nor is the city alone in recognizing the problem: Rockland County last month banned the unvaccinated from public spaces for 30 d... [Full Article...]

Attorney General Has ‘Team’ Investigating FBI Spying On Trump Campaign

Attorney General Has ‘Team’ Investigating FBI Spying On Trump Campaign Barr indicated". Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh said Attorney General William Barr blew up Democrats' conspiracy theories about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report and alleged Trump-Russia collusion . Asked again about spying at the end of the hearing, Barr tempered his tone. "I am not saying improper surveillance occurred". For almost as long as the Democrats have been te... [Full Article...]

How measles is making a return in NY and elsewhere

How measles is making a return in NY and elsewhere People who refuse to be vaccinated face a fine of up to $1,000. Although measles is sometimes seen as a relatively benign illness, that's not the case, Adalja said. "We will consider [forcible vaccinations] on a case-by-case basis", said mayoral spokeswoman Marcy Miranda, adding that the drastic measure is "not our first choice". [Full Article...]

Dogs can smell cancer in blood with astounding accuracy

Dogs can smell cancer in blood with astounding accuracy The firm now believes believe canine scent detection can be used to develop a non-invasive way of screening for cancer. Researchers from BioScentDx carried out the study, and hope the findings could lead to new approaches for cancer-screening. [Full Article...]

Elevated cancer risk linked to excessive calcium intake, study says

Elevated cancer risk linked to excessive calcium intake, study says Now a new study from Tufts University says it all again with this simple conclusion: "Use of dietary supplements is not associated with mortality benefits among US adults". Finally, to calculate mortality outcomes for each study participant, matches were made with the National Death Index through December 31, 2011. The researchers assessed whether adequate or excess nutrient intake was ass... [Full Article...]

Sen. Sanders Defends 'Medicare For All,' Unveils Updated Version

Sen. Sanders Defends 'Medicare For All,' Unveils Updated Version Sanders' disclosure came ahead of his decision to release the last 10 years of his tax returns in the coming days. "We are going to release 10 years of our tax returns, and we hope that on that day Donald Trump will do the same". Kirsten Gillibrand (D., N.Y.) and Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.), and Sen. "If you want cosmetic surgery-under Medicare for all, we cover all basic health care need-I supp... [Full Article...]

NY measles emergency declared in Brooklyn

NY measles emergency declared in Brooklyn A dead or weakened form of the virus is injected into a child, stimulating antibodies to recognize the virus without making them sick. Officials claimed to have eliminated the disease in 2000 but it has returned after anti-vaccination campaigns led to a drop in vaccination rates. [Full Article...]


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