Medicine

Artificial Ovaries to Help Infertile Women

Artificial Ovaries to Help Infertile Women The fertility-affecting therapies could usually leave the ovaries damaged and make women infertile for the rest of the life. Hoping to provide a better option, Dr Pors and her colleagues started tinkering with ways to bioengineer a type of ovarian tissue that is guaranteed to be free of cancerous cells but still maintains the organ's functionality. [Full Article...]

Processing increase the risk of diabetes in women

Processing increase the risk of diabetes in women Previous studies are there to show men who work longer hours and in jobs that pay less face higher diabetes risk. To try and provide a more comprehensive picture, the researchers tracked the health of 7065 Canadian workers between the ages of 35 and 74 over a period of 12 years (2003-15), using national health survey data and medical records. [Full Article...]

Where to Watch Independence Day Fireworks in SoCal

Where to Watch Independence Day Fireworks in SoCal A fireworks display is set to begin at dusk. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged at the event . Whether you're looking for a parade, fireworks show, concert or any other festive event to attend this year on the Fourth of July, there are a variety of venues you can choose from. [Full Article...]

Woman loses toenails after fish pedicure

Woman loses toenails after fish pedicure Dermatologist and lead author Shari Lipner diagnosed the woman with onychomadesis, or a condition that halts nail growth at its root, likely caused by fish repeatedly biting the affected toes during the treatment. Lipner said the woman's nails may grow back - but it'll take as long as 18 months. What she had done, though, was have a fish pedicure six months before. [Full Article...]

The Dirt on Missourians Hand Washing

The Dirt on Missourians Hand Washing Do you use the correct technique when washing your hands and also for the right duration? The study notes that the most common mistake made is not washing their hands long enough. It's also important to dry hands afterward with a clean towel, the agency says. After the researchers reviewed the tapes, they realized that those who watched the video could manage better the meat thermometer wh... [Full Article...]

Early Success in Artificial Ovary Research

Early Success in Artificial Ovary Research The team in Copenhagen showed that a lab-made ovary could keep human eggs alive for weeks at a time, which is a method that could eventually be used to help women have families after harsh treatments such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy for cancer. [Full Article...]

Drinking coffee may boost longevity, study finds

Drinking coffee may boost longevity, study finds As in previous studies, coffee drinkers were more likely than abstainers to drink alcohol and smoke, but the researchers took those factors into account, and coffee drinking seemed to cancel them out. It's another piece of good news for coffee lovers, and it gets even better. "But here's a situation where there was always some feeling of, 'Oh, can't be - I enjoy it too much, it can't be good for... [Full Article...]

Deadly heat wave expected to last through 4th of July

Deadly heat wave expected to last through 4th of July Monday will bring little relief with temperatures expected to hit a high of 98 degrees, according to the weather service. The timing will have a big impact on the timing of thunderstorms and the potential for severe weather. Today's high heat prompted the first widespread heat warning since August 2016. SATURDAY: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. As of 1 p.m. the temperature at Logan Airport... [Full Article...]

Drinking coffee, even decaf or instant, may help you live longer

Now new evidence suggests that even heavy intake of coffee can positively affect a person's lifespan. But this is the first large study to show a benefit regardless of a drinker's caffeine metabolism . "It's hard to believe that something we enjoy so much could be good for us". Of the study cohort, about 78 percent were coffee drinkers and researchers followed up with this group over 10 years... [Full Article...]

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle. In the study , the researchers estimated that air pollution contributed to 3.2 million new diabetes cases worldwide in 2016, or about 14 percent of all new cases that year. [Full Article...]

Evidence ties romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak to tainted irrigation water

Evidence ties romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak to tainted irrigation water The health officials noted that the outbreak strain of E. coli microbes was found in a water system canal in the Yuma region, on Thursday. These individuals ate whole-head romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region. They did not provide the location of the canal or any other details about it and are still trying to determine how the bacteria got into the canal and if there are other locati... [Full Article...]

Alabama woman has has fifty pound cyst removed from her ovary

Alabama woman has has fifty pound cyst removed from her ovary Kayla Rahn said persistent stomach issues that started a year ago impacted even the most normal day-to-day activities. "I couldn't even walk to my auto without losing my breath", said Rahn. The surgery to remove it was successful, and Rahn is recovering well. The growth weighed in at 50 pounds, according to the hospital. So what is a mucinous cystadenoma , and how can you be sure you don't ... [Full Article...]

US charges hundreds in major healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown

US charges hundreds in major healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown The Department of Health and Human Services also announced that since July 2017, it has excluded over 2,700 individuals and 587 providers from Medicare and Medicaid "for conduct related to opioid diversion and abuse" - including 67 doctors, 402 nurses, and 40 pharmacy services. [Full Article...]

Exercise, Obesity Are Both on the Rise

Exercise, Obesity Are Both on the Rise Federal physical activity guidelines recommend that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week, in addition to muscle-strengthening activities at least twice a week. "There are differences at the state level, and there are differences by some sociodemographic factors". People in professional and managerial occupations were more likely to meet t... [Full Article...]

GE to divest healthcare unit, separate Baker Hughes

GE to divest healthcare unit, separate Baker Hughes The company is still trying to sell the lighting business that Edison started. Being ousted from the Dow is the latest blow to a company dealing with a cash crisis following years of bad deals. The health business makes imaging machines and other hospital equipment. He's moving to simplify GE, which had grown very complex in recent decades. The Munich-based manufacturer, which competes with GE i... [Full Article...]

Study finds US flight attendants with above-average cancer risk

Study finds US flight attendants with above-average cancer risk The comparison indicated a higher risk of various types of cancers in flight attendants than the people who did not belong to that profession. If you've even sat in the wrong spot, you're more likely to get sick . Other potential risk factors include sleep-cycle disruption brought on by overnight flights and crossing time-zones, past exposure to secondhand smoke in the cabin and ongoing expos... [Full Article...]

Amazon acquires pharmacy startup PillPack; purchase price thought to be near $1b

Amazon acquires pharmacy startup PillPack; purchase price thought to be near $1b Such a move had always been expected by investors in established healthcare companies, who have long feared the world's biggest online retailer's potential to disrupt the complex and opaque USA drugs business. The transaction is expected to close during the second half of 2018. PillPack, which launched in 2014, is available in every USA state except Hawaii. [Full Article...]

FDA Approves Marijuana-Derived Drug For Seizures

FDA Approves Marijuana-Derived Drug For Seizures Many of these people have been treating themselves, or children, with formulations that contain some amount of THC, as CBD is an entourage cannabinoid that, for many, works best in conjunction with THC. Another clinical trial will determine whether CBD could help prevent relapse in opioid abusers. FDA chief Scott Gottlieb said his agency had supported research on cannabis-derived produc... [Full Article...]

Pharmacist denies Arizona woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds

Pharmacist denies Arizona woman miscarriage drug on moral grounds Mone said she walked out of the Walgreens without her prescription Thursday night, but she received a notification that the prescription was ready for pickup at another Walgreens location across town. Employees are required, however, to have another pharmacist or manager handle the prescription so that the patient's needs are met "in a timely manner". [Full Article...]

Arrest made in New Tampa fatal hit-and-run

Arrest made in New Tampa fatal hit-and-run Morse is charged with premeditated murder in the first degree, leaving the scene of a crash with death, leaving the scene of a crash with serious bodily injury, and two counts of attempted murder, records show. With the assistance of concerned residents, police were able to locate Morse and his vehicle within about three hours. Police allege that Morse tried to "conceal the damage" to his vehicle ... [Full Article...]


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