Medicine

'Electrical stimulation helps three paralysed patients walk again'

'Electrical stimulation helps three paralysed patients walk again' The findings were published November 1 in the journals Nature and Nature Neuroscience . EPFL scientists had originally managed to get paralysed rats to walk on their own again using a combination of electrical and chemical stimulation . [Full Article...]

Serial killer nurse admits murdering 100 patients

Serial killer nurse admits murdering 100 patients After confessing to murdering over 100 German patients, Högel is now one of the most prolific serial killers in Germany's modern history, and investigators are continuing to look for answers. Hoegel said he would get a euphoric feeling by saving patients, but felt devastated when he failed. "Without the mistakes of some people in Oldenburg. [Full Article...]

Dogs Can Sniff Out Malaria From Kids' Sweaty Socks

Dogs Can Sniff Out Malaria From Kids' Sweaty Socks Latest figures show that in 2016 there were 216 million cases worldwide, resulting in an estimated 445,000 deaths. It was carried out by Durham University, the charity Medical Detection Dogs , the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the University of Dundee (all UK), the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and th... [Full Article...]

New test could determine risk of developing malignant breast cancer

New test could determine risk of developing malignant breast cancer Dangerous Boobies , her hilarious and honest memoir about breast cancer , body image, addiction, and mental health, chronicles Brodnick's diagnosis and the journey towards body positivity that unexpectedly followed. Breast cancer is a public health concern but taking responsibility on a personal level falls in on us. Main Focus on the worlds major Breast Cancer Therapeutics industry players,... [Full Article...]

Children under 15 at serious risk from polluted air

Children under 15 at serious risk from polluted air In the ongoing pollution crisis in the capital, Delhi and NCR recorded an overnight spike in the levels of particulate matter in the air on Tuesday, October 30. The following revelations were made in a report titled Air Pollution and Child Health. The report reveals that when pregnant women are exposed to polluted air, they are more likely to give birth prematurely and have small, low bir... [Full Article...]

NJ sending infection-control teams to pediatric centers

NJ sending infection-control teams to pediatric centers The New Jersey Department of Health said in a news release that "another medically fragile child" who had a confirmed case of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation died Saturday night. New Jersey health officials are sending infection-control teams to four long-term pediatric centers and a hospital to assist with training amid viral and bacterial outbreaks that killed... [Full Article...]

Breast cancer survivors celebrate bravery badges

Breast cancer survivors celebrate bravery badges According to the American Cancer Society, more than 252,710 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. The race "makes you realize that life is so simple when you have family behind you", Johnson said through tears when asked about her supporters at the race. [Full Article...]

More than 90 percent of the world's children breathe toxic air

More than 90 percent of the world's children breathe toxic air Pregnant women who breathe such dirty air are more prone to deliver premature and underweight children. On the other hand, 10 cities of the state figured in "very poor" air quality category which means prolonged exposure to such air can lead to respiratory illness. [Full Article...]

Meghan cheered for speaking Maori during suffrage speech in New Zealand

Meghan cheered for speaking Maori during suffrage speech in New Zealand Prince Harry mentioned Duchess Meghan's growing baby bump while thanking fans in New Zealand. After the group chats concluded, Harry and Meghan took photographs with each table and seemed motivated by their chats, both smiling and laughing. [Full Article...]

Several drop off locations Saturday for DEA Drug Take Back Day

Several drop off locations Saturday for DEA Drug Take Back Day First St., Elmhurst . With the misuse of prescription drugs having developed into a major national health concern, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is promoting a thriving initiative. Officials are encouraging MA residents to drop off expired and unwanted medications at police stations this weekend. The program is sponsored by the DEA to combat the abuse or misuse of potentially unsafe medici... [Full Article...]

Trump says proposal will lower U.S. drug prices

Trump says proposal will lower U.S. drug prices Under the new model, Medicare would pay fees to doctors that are more closely aligned with what other countries pay. In the speech, delivered Thursday afternoon at the Department of Health and Human Services , Trump excoriated other countries for what he called "freeloading" off of American biopharmaceutical innovation by forcing American patients to pay more for drugs than their overseas... [Full Article...]

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: A mystery disease, this time in the US

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: A mystery disease, this time in the US CBC News has learned that three cases of a rare, polio-like disease have presented at the London Health Sciences Centre's (LHSC) Children's Hospital since early September. "If we don't know what causes it, we don't know how to treat it", Dr. Vogel said. "What happens is that with time you build immunity", said Christenson. [Full Article...]

US FDA approves first enzyme-blocking antiviral in 20 years

US FDA approves first enzyme-blocking antiviral in 20 years Sandra Horning , chief medical officer and head of global product development at Genentech in a statement . An exceptionally harsh U.S. flu season past year resulted in more than 900,000 people getting hospitalized and more than 80,000 deaths, according to estimates here from the U.S. [Full Article...]

Pistons still unbeaten after 110-103 win over Cleveland

Pistons still unbeaten after 110-103 win over Cleveland Kyle Korver led Cleveland with 21 points. Reggie Jackson added 16 points for the Pistons . The Cavaliers cut Detroit's lead to six points at 61-55 on a Tristan Thompson layup, but Drummond and Co. Blake Griffin also had 26 points while grabbing 10 boards for Detroit. Nikola Vucevic led Orlando with 24 points and 11 rebounds. ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Damian Lillard scored 34 of his 41 points... [Full Article...]

Despite evidence, people still wary of flu shots

Despite evidence, people still wary of flu shots Though the effectiveness of the vaccine can vary - and last year's rate was low, at about 40 percent - this still meant that the flu vaccine reduced a person's overall risk of having to seek medical care at a doctor's office for flu illness by 40 percent. [Full Article...]

The Lifesaving Reason You Should Be Eating Organic Foods

The Lifesaving Reason You Should Be Eating Organic Foods During the study, participants developed a total of 1,340 cancers , 459 of which were breast cancer . Most common were breast cancers, prostate cancers , skin cancers, colorectal cancers and lymphomas. Hu, MD, PhD, and Jorge E. Chavarro, MD, ScD, both of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues said the study had several strengths, such as its large sample size, pro... [Full Article...]

Mapfre Group sponsors breast cancer screening for employees

Mapfre Group sponsors breast cancer screening for employees There's been a gradual reduction in breast cancer among women since around 1990, and while some of that is due to better treatment options, it's also due to increased awareness, which leads to early detection. Today, she's a survivor, a tireless advocate and a national adviser. Emerging economies and easy market penetration in developing countries in Asia are projected to drive the predictive br... [Full Article...]

CT reports 1st flu death of season

CT reports 1st flu death of season Last year, more than 80,000 people died from the flu across the country, including 154 from CT. Epidemics of flu occur each year, but the location and severity of the cases varies from year to year. Now is the time to vaccinate! "The flu shot is incredibly important because it reduces your risk of contracting the flu", Michelle Lin, an emergency room doctor, and professor of emergency medicine... [Full Article...]

Updated CDC Figures Suggest 386 Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Since August 2014

Updated CDC Figures Suggest 386 Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases Since August 2014 Some with AFM will feel weakness in their arms or legs, a loss of muscle tone or slower reflexes. "This remains a rare syndrome, but the similarities to poliomyelitis, polio-like illness, are concerning and bear close monitoring", says Dr Todd Ellerin, director of infectious diseases at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, according to Yahoo! AFM cases on the rise in the U.S. [Full Article...]

Sedentary Lifestyle Worse Than Many Diseases for Long-Term Health

Sedentary Lifestyle Worse Than Many Diseases for Long-Term Health He said that people should take not exercising or being unfit to be as strong a risk factor for ill health as hypertension, diabetes and smoking - if not stronger than all of them. When the subgroups were analyzed by comorbidities, all-cause mortality inversely related to cardiorespiratory fitness and was lowest in the elite performers. [Full Article...]


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