Medicine

United States warns people over blood infusions 'to try and slow ageing'

United States warns people over blood infusions 'to try and slow ageing' The FDA warned consumers against infusions of plasma from young donors, saying there is no evidence that they slow aging or memory loss. The FDA said it'll monitor the issue and take appropriate steps with state and local health departments and blood establishments. [Full Article...]

A Trump administration "gag order" just proposed cutting millions from Planned Parenthood

A Trump administration Planned Parenthood president Dr. Leana Wen said on Friday that "the Title X gag rule will essentially dismantle this critical federal program" and that in many remote or rural areas of the U.S., Planned Parenthood is "the only provider who participates in the program". [Full Article...]

FDA Chief Warns Feds May Take Action on Vaccinations

FDA Chief Warns Feds May Take Action on Vaccinations Bonnie Henry expects there will be more. DOH has spent approximately $614,000 on staff and supplies as of Tuesday, in addition to about $115,000 in other non-budgeted expenditures, according to state epidemiologist Dr. "That's why we have different laws in every state: so the citizens of that state can decide how they want to run things", he added. Duque earlier said the outbreak in the regi... [Full Article...]

Zombie Deer Disease Might Pass To Humans, Too, Scientists Warn

Zombie Deer Disease Might Pass To Humans, Too, Scientists Warn Deer infected with CWD will look sickly and behave strangely, stumble, drool and lose weight. Truth is this isn't even a new report from the CDC . "They're wobbly. Ataxic. But mostly behavior changes". The reason to be concerned is in the past the disease did not appear to affect humans. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, told lawmakers t... [Full Article...]

B.C. looking into vaccination registry due to measles outbreak: health minister

B.C. looking into vaccination registry due to measles outbreak: health minister Given that cases tend to come in waves, Tara Lee, a spokeswoman for Gov. Jay Inslee, said there is not an end date for the state of emergency he declared on January 25, which allows Washington to get resources from other states. Ontario and New Brunswick have what is basically mandatory registration at school entry, Dix said. Meanwhile on Thursday, a petition calling on the B.C. [Full Article...]

Fears Zombie Deer Disease Could Spread To Humans

Fears Zombie Deer Disease Could Spread To Humans The deadly Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) - dubbed " Zombie Deer Disease " - has been killing off deer, elk and moose in droves across 24 USA states and two Canadian provinces. The disease is always fatal. CWD has also been reported in two provinces in Canada, and in reindeer and moose in Norway and Finland - and there's been a small number of imported cases reported in South Korea. [Full Article...]

Number of push-ups can be linked to risk of cardiovascular disease

Number of push-ups can be linked to risk of cardiovascular disease This is one of the first known studies that show an association between subsequent outcomes of CVD and push-up capacity. As per the study, the possibility of the occurrence of CVD events is reduced by 96% in men who can do over 40 push-ups. [Full Article...]

Measles cases almost doubled in a year

Measles cases almost doubled in a year The total between Washington and OR is now at 64, with 59 in Clark County, one in King County, and four in Multnomah County. None had been vaccinated. Complications from the virus include pneumonia, inflammation of the brain (encephalitis), seizures, deafness, brain damage and death. The virus can be transmitted extremely easily, by coughing and sneezing, and it can also survive for hours in a dro... [Full Article...]

Could diet soda raise a woman's stroke risk?

Could diet soda raise a woman's stroke risk? Women who drink at least two cans of diet drink a day are at more risk of stroke , heart disease or an early death, according to a study involving more than 80,000 women. The study's lead author, Dr. Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, warned that "well-meaning people, especially those who are overweight or obese, drink low-calorie sweetened drinks to cut calories in their diet". [Full Article...]

Facebook allows ads to promote anti-vaccine content

Facebook allows ads to promote anti-vaccine content The company, which has taken measures to minimize fake news , is still having issues with hoax content: Information urging people to not vaccinate their children has gone viral on the social media platform, and it might have played a role in measles outbreaks across the U.S., Bloomberg reported . [Full Article...]

Congress expected to vote Thursday on deal to avert shutdown

Congress expected to vote Thursday on deal to avert shutdown Senior Democrats have responded by accusing him of committing a "gross abuse of power" and a "lawless act". "The President is once again delivering on his promise to build the wall, protect the border, and secure our great country". Pelosi and Schumer also said "Congress will defend our constitutional authorities". But McConnell also said Trump would quickly declare a national emergency. [Full Article...]

Clark County's measles case count stays at 53

Clark County's measles case count stays at 53 Officials also had confirmed one case in King County , Washington , which includes Seattle, and four cases in Multnomah County , Oregon , which includes Portland. Infections have been reported in some of the poorest and most densely-populated regions of the country including Metro Manila , which is home to 12 million people. [Full Article...]

Eating 'ultraprocessed' foods accelerates your risk of early death

Eating 'ultraprocessed' foods accelerates your risk of early death Over 600 individuals died through the course of the 7-year research. After adjusting for factors such as smoking, the researchers calculated an associated 14 per cent higher risk of early death for each 10 per cent increase in the proportion of ultraprocessed foods consumed. [Full Article...]

Well being: Teen Vaping On The Rise: What Are The Dangers?

Well being: Teen Vaping On The Rise: What Are The Dangers? The group gathered on Tuesday and some of the students say recently proposed vaping restrictions don't go far enough. What came out clearly was that the newer products were in no way less toxic to cells than conventional cigarettes or e-cigarette vaping. [Full Article...]

Australia's lower house passes asylum bill in rebuke for government

Australia's lower house passes asylum bill in rebuke for government The 75-74 vote - which came on the first sitting day of parliament this year - is a blow to the already embattled prime minister and raised questions about whether he can remain in office. Refugee advocates applaud the law that they regard as a more humanitarian approach toward asylum seekers. The changes included a provision that only the 1,000 asylum seekers now held on Nauru and Papua New G... [Full Article...]

Measles outbreaks are the fault of anti-vaxxers, says World Health Organization

Measles outbreaks are the fault of anti-vaxxers, says World Health Organization So instead I am trying to research how to be vaccinated without my mother's consent". For most of his life, Lindenberger thought it was normal for most kids not to get immunized, but about two years ago he began to see how the posts about vaccines his own mother was sharing on social media were risky. [Full Article...]

Beer and wine will give you the same hangover, new study finds

Beer and wine will give you the same hangover, new study finds Vodka, for instance, was found to be the alcohol least likely to give you a hangover in an earlier study. Two, controls could not be found who were willing to participate in a study on drinking alcohol by abstaining. British and German researchers sought out to test the old theory. The researchers found that none of the three groups had a significantly different hangover score with different... [Full Article...]

Tortoise-Inspired Capsules Deliver Insulin To The Stomach Without Injections

Tortoise-Inspired Capsules Deliver Insulin To The Stomach Without Injections According to MIT News , the tip of the needle is "made of almost 100 percent compressed, freeze-dried insulin, using the same process used to form tablets of medicine". So, they turned to an unlikely animal for inspiration: the leopard tortoise. This tortoise has a dome like shell which is high and allows it to set itself right when it rolls on its back. [Full Article...]

Trump launching campaign to end HIV epidemic in United States by 2030

Trump launching campaign to end HIV epidemic in United States by 2030 The Miami area - where 1 in 1,000 people have HIV - has the highest rate of new diagnosis of any metro area in the country, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. "You have to be strong in order to endure the pain, the frustration, the confusion". In the United States, more than 1 million people aged 13 and older are living with HIV infection, with an estimated 15 percent ... [Full Article...]

RIP John Dingell: Longest-serving member of Congress passed away on Thursday

RIP John Dingell: Longest-serving member of Congress passed away on Thursday During his almost five decades in Congress, Dingell was a staunch supporter of the auto industry. Robert Byrd of West Virginia as the longest-serving member. He helped broker a compromise that set the standards at 35 miles per gallon, a 40 percent increase, by 2020. Former President Bill Clinton once said that presidents come and go, but " John Dingell goes on forever". [Full Article...]


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