Medicine

South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer

South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer Additional donors are still needed, OneBlood says , as Zainab will need blood transfusions for the foreseeable future. Statistically, the only people who are likely to be a match for Zainab are people of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent, according to OneBlood . [Full Article...]

Maine CDC encourages people to get tested on World AIDS Day

Maine CDC encourages people to get tested on World AIDS Day Several IAS officers, film personalities, Movie Artistes Association president Shivaji Raja and others visited the stalls and appreciated the programmes being organised by the positive network organisation for HIV positive people. "Many of those who are being left behind are those who are more affected by HIV including people who use drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men and prisoners". [Full Article...]

Ohio Has Second-Highest Rate Of Overdose Deaths In U.S.

Ohio Has Second-Highest Rate Of Overdose Deaths In U.S. Prior to 2015, USA life expectancy had not declined for several decades. Suicides and drug overdoses were two reasons for an increase in the number of deaths in the United States a year ago. The primary group that saw jumps in their death rates were white Americans ― a 0.6 percent jump for white males and 0.9 percent for white females, according to the CDC. [Full Article...]

Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history

Congo's Ebola outbreak now 2nd largest in history DRC and other health officials report a number of issues with this outbreak that are making efforts to contain quite challenging-North Kivu is home to a number of armed groups and the violence that goes with that is hampering efforts. People who have been in contact with those persons are then also vaccinated. More than 37,000 people have received Ebola vaccinations, and DR Congo has begun ... [Full Article...]

China orders halt to gene editing after outcry over babies

China orders halt to gene editing after outcry over babies The researcher, He Jiankui of Shenzhen, revealed the pregnancy Wednesday while making his first public comments about his controversial work at an global conference in Hong Kong . During the event He also announced an additional claim: "There is another one... another potential pregnancy". In a statement, his host university said that the trial occurred while he was on leave, and didn't happe... [Full Article...]

Climate change threatens human health

Climate change threatens human health Globally, a total of 153 billion work hours were lost due to heat exposure in 2017, including seven per cent of all labour time in India, the authors said, adding that the cost of keeping people safe from heatwaves was likely to balloon as our planet warms. [Full Article...]

MP reveals he is HIV positive in attempt to tackle stigma

MP reveals he is HIV positive in attempt to tackle stigma Lloyd Russell-Moyle, from the opposition Labour Party, said he wanted to "say to those living with HIV that your status does not define you". "I have not only survived, I've prospered, and any partner I have is safe and protected". These men's HIV statuses were entirely avoidable. One of those was Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who praised Mr Russell-Moyle for making a "brilliant and historic sp... [Full Article...]

Doctors Eat And Poop Lego In The Name Of Science

Doctors Eat And Poop Lego In The Name Of Science Hilariously, one of the male pediatricians never found the toy in his stool. It may not be the most burning of unanswered science questions, but researchers have figured out how long it would take for a swallowed Lego to re-emerge in the toilet bowl. [Full Article...]

Kentucky ranks fifth in the nation for 2017 overdose deaths — CDC

In all, 2.8 million United States residents died in the country in 2017 - 69,255 more deaths than in 2016. The elevated rate of these deaths, categorized as "unintentional injuries ", was seen across both sexes and all age groups. In 1999, by contrast, that number was around 10.5 per 100,000 people. The study also focuses on suicide in depressed rural regions. In the most rural counties, however... [Full Article...]

FDA clears Romaine sales from non-affected regions

FDA clears Romaine sales from non-affected regions It's OK to eat romaine lettuce again, federal health officials said Monday - as long as you're sure it wasn't grown on California's north and central coast. Not all types of romaine lettuce contain the E. coli strain, but the recall is in place as a safety precaution, said Joan Salge Blake, a clinical associate professor in the Department of Health Sciences in the Sargent College of Health and R... [Full Article...]

Life expectancy in the US continues to fall

Life expectancy in the US continues to fall Life expectancy dropped to 78.6 years in 2017, down from 78.7 in 2016, contributing to the longest-running decline in US history since World War I, when a flu pandemic killed nearly 700,000 people nationwide between 1915 and 1918. Life expectancy in 1918 was 39. Among women, the rate increased from about 4 overdose deaths per 100,000 in 1999 to about 14 per 100,000 in 2017. "It shouldn't be decl... [Full Article...]

Eastern Europe has fastest-growing HIV infection rate worldwide

Eastern Europe has fastest-growing HIV infection rate worldwide More than 130,000 of those diagnoses were in Europe's eastern region, the most ever reported there. Around 39 million people were living with HIV/AIDS worldwide in 2017, according to UNAIDS , the United Nations program that sets global targets. [Full Article...]

Chinese scientist behind genetically-edited babies publicly defends his research

Chinese scientist behind genetically-edited babies publicly defends his research A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway. Today's medications have turned HIV from a death sentence into a manageable disease in much of the world, but He said he chose that gene because HIV remains a big problem in China . [Full Article...]

Produce industry expects to ship some romaine again soon

Produce industry expects to ship some romaine again soon Romaine lettuce has been implicated in large and at times deadly E. coli O157:H7 outbreaks, a trend that appears to have intensified in recent years. coli infections in Ontario, Quebec New Brunswick, and several U.S. states. Romaine growers across the country were impacted by the CDC announcement however with the product being pulled from store shelves days before Thanksgiving. [Full Article...]

Devon's police respond to national report on Mental Health

Devon's police respond to national report on Mental Health She said: "There are many ... instances where police officers , two at a time, are sitting with patients in A&E awaiting assessment or beds.' The report found that half of mental health patients are transported to a place of safety by police, not the ambulance service". [Full Article...]

Investigation launched into 'monstrous' claims scientist has genetically edited humans

Investigation launched into 'monstrous' claims scientist has genetically edited humans Deem, the Rice scientist who says he took part in the work, called that ridiculous. "First, I must apologize that this result was leaked unexpectedly", He told some 700 attendees. He said he chose embryo gene editing for HIV because these infections are a big problem in China . Back in 2016, scientists in China used CRISPR to introduce a beneficial mutation that disables an immune-cell gene ... [Full Article...]

Diabetes: 40 Million Will Be Left Without Insulin By 2030, Study Predicts

Diabetes: 40 Million Will Be Left Without Insulin By 2030, Study Predicts Not all of those detected will require insulin which is necessary to retain people with Type 1 diabetes alive involving United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May. Half of those would come from China, India and the US. The limited production of insulin affects Africa and Asia, in spite of UN's high commitment to treat this non-communicable disease. [Full Article...]

Breakthrough for peanut allergy sufferers

Breakthrough for peanut allergy sufferers By its end, about two in three of the almost 400 children being given the drug (whose dosage was increased as the study went on) were able to take in 600 milligrams of peanut protein without having an allergic reaction. A peanut allergy treatment may be available starting next year, but it isn't a cure. Peanut allergies can be life-threatening and understandably terrifying for people who suffe... [Full Article...]

USA issues health alert on romaine lettuce

USA issues health alert on romaine lettuce According to PHAC, most symptoms end within five to 10 days, but you should contact a health care provider if symptoms persist. The refund extends to not just whole heads of romaine and hearts of romaine, but also bags and boxes of recut lettuce and salad mixes that have romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix and Caesar salad. [Full Article...]

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce prompts nationwide warning from CDC

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce prompts nationwide warning from CDC The outbreak involves a strain of the bacteria called Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7, which may cause serious illness. One of the hospitalized people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a potentially life-threatening form of kidney failure. [Full Article...]


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