Medicine

Could a parasite carried by your cat make you more entrepreneurial?

Could a parasite carried by your cat make you more entrepreneurial? The results can be found published online in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B . They wondered if it was possible that people infected with the virus might also experience behavioral changes. Researchers have found a link between toxoplasmosis and entrepreneurial abilities. The parasite can be found in undercooked meat or contaminated water, along with cat faeces, which are the m... [Full Article...]

Trump open to Moscow visit if Putin formally invites him

The pair met last week for closed-door talks in Helsinki. The Russian leader said that it would be good if the two nuclear powers have better ties and are talking to one another. Mr Putin added: "Regarding our meetings, I understand very well what President Trump said". On July 16, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, a Russian daily paper, ran an article titled, "The U.S. [Full Article...]

AbbVie's new endometriosis drug to cost $10K per year

AbbVie's new endometriosis drug to cost $10K per year According to the firms, "very few" treatments are specifically indicated for the treatment of endometriosis, and associated pain is often managed with medicines such as oral contraceptives, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), opioids and hormonal therapies, as well as surgery in the most extreme cases. [Full Article...]

China detains execs of scandal-hit vaccine maker

China detains execs of scandal-hit vaccine maker The authorities found that the company falsified production and inspection records of an anti-rabies vaccine administered to humans and ordered that its production is stopped. Trading in its shares will be suspended on Wednesday and resume on Thursday. They have slumped 47 percent since mid July. The shocking story has exposed major problems with standards in China's pharmaceutical industry. [Full Article...]

Sage West hospitals' parent sold | Health Care

Sage West hospitals' parent sold | Health Care Its 52-week high and low range is $423.21 and $164.23, respectively. Stocks to Watch: LifePoint Health, Inc. The stock acknowledged active focus on shares in the last trading session. The current ratio and the debt ratio are the two ratios that show the investor how quickly the company is able to payout its debt and how quickly it can cover its obligations. [Full Article...]

HPV jab will be given to boys, government says

HPV jab will be given to boys, government says The HPV vaccination is routinely offered to girls aged 12 to 13 at secondary school and is free on the NHS up until their 18th birthday, but there had been growing calls to extend immunisation to boys. The government also recently introduced a programme of HPV vaccination for men who have sex with men (MSM). In a Tweet on Tuesday, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris said: "I want to extend t... [Full Article...]

Every 3 Minutes, A Teenage Girl Is Infected With HIV

Every 3 Minutes, A Teenage Girl Is Infected With HIV The analysis conducted by UNICEF estimated that 9.6 million young people aged 15-24 years will be newly infected with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa between 2017 and 2050. According to Masabane, the survey results provide the data to affirm the achievements seen at the country's clinics and health facilities, showing that the African nation is making real strides in controlling the epidemic. [Full Article...]

Mississippi's second West Nile case reported in Pearl River County

Mississippi's second West Nile case reported in Pearl River County Last year, 63 counties in IL reported a West Nile virus-positive mosquito batch, bird and/or human case. The spraying is meant to kill adult mosquitoes in an area where sampling has shown the insects carry the West Nile virus . Symptoms may last from a few days to a few weeks. Serious illness associated with virus is rare, but can include central nervous system disorders including encepha... [Full Article...]

Pepperidge Farm Recalls 4 Varieties of Goldfish Crackers

Pepperidge Farm Recalls 4 Varieties of Goldfish Crackers No illnesses have been reported . The recall affects Ritz Bits and Ritz cracker sandwiches that contain cheese, and it affects products sold across the United States. No deaths have been reported but 34 people have been hospitalized. "Even handling baby birds displayed at stores can cause a salmonella infection", the CDC said . [Full Article...]

Abrupt Link Between Hotter Temperature and Suicidal Rates

Abrupt Link Between Hotter Temperature and Suicidal Rates In California, suicides have increased 14.8 percent between 1999 and 2016, according to the CDC . Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the USA, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , and the suicide rate increased by more than 25% between 1999 and 2016. [Full Article...]

Queensland Viagra study halted after 11 babies die in Dutch trial

Queensland Viagra study halted after 11 babies die in Dutch trial All participants in the trial have now been informed whether they were given the drug or a placebo. "All concerned women are accompanied as well as possible by the doctors involved in the study ". In comparison, nine babies born to women treated with the placebo died, but none of them had the lung disorder. "The researchers found no positive effect for the children on other outcomes". [Full Article...]

China Is Investigating A Manufacturer For Producing Faulty Vaccines

China Is Investigating A Manufacturer For Producing Faulty Vaccines The shot is covered by China's immunisation plan and is mandatory for children. Ltd., though no link was found between the deaths and the vaccine, according to a joint investigation by the CFDA and the National Health and Family Planning Commission. [Full Article...]

Essure System for Permanent Birth Control to Be Discontinued

Essure System for Permanent Birth Control to Be Discontinued The United States was the last country in which Bayer marketed Essure, the Washington Post noted. Essure is made of two inch-long flexible metal coils. The agency is monitoring Essure in several clinical studies to gather more information on the device's safety. They also claimed that the device failed to prevent unwanted pregnancies and led to nickel allergies and depression. [Full Article...]

West Nile virus risk rising in southeast Sask.

West Nile virus risk rising in southeast Sask. Tammany, Livingston and DeSoto parishes. On Thursday, the Contra Costa Mosquito & Vector Control District reported that mosquitoes from two locations in Contra Costa County have tested positive for West Nile virus. The Grant County Mosquito Control District in Moses Lake tracks mosquitos and tests them for diseases. Dumping or draining standing water to prevent mosquitoes. [Full Article...]

Alcohol-related liver deaths increase sharply

Alcohol-related liver deaths increase sharply Worry not, however: rising death rates doesn't necessarily mean that liver cancer is more risky than before. The death rates increased for both men and women aged 25 and older, including white, black, and Hispanic people. "Scar tissue is silent, developing silently, and they [the patients] don't know". Liver specialist Elliot B. Tapper , M.D., says he's witnessed the disturbing shift in d... [Full Article...]

Pharmacist fired for refusing to fill trans woman's prescription

Pharmacist fired for refusing to fill trans woman's prescription She had been excited to finally start her first round of hormone therapy and was 'finally going to start seeing my body reflect my gender identity and the woman I've always known myself to be'. The woman had been told by a doctor that her baby had stopped developing, and her options were surgery or the medication. The company said the employee had been fired, but did not disclose if it happened im... [Full Article...]

Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices

Trump thanks Novartis, Pfizer for not raising drug prices Vasant Narasimhan, Novartis' CEO, addressed journalists saying that the company made the decision to "withdraw any further price increases" and also made a commitment "not to take any further price increases for the remainder of 2018". "Thank you to Novartis for not increasing your prices on prescription drugs", Trump said in an early morning tweet. The company announced last week it would hal... [Full Article...]

"Multidrug-resistant" salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey hits 26 states

Marler said the reason that outbreaks seem to be occurring more frequently is likely a combination of better detection and an increase in cases themselves. Turkey breasts, whole turkeys, and ground poultry, including turkey burgers, casseroles, and sausage, should always be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F to kill harmful germs. [Full Article...]

VERIFY: Can pharmacists refuse to fill prescriptions?

CVS says it has a history of supporting LGBTQ rights, helping to develop a guide for pharmacy care for gay, lesbian and transgender customers. In a blog post published on the ACLU of Arizona's website, Hall wrote : "After years of working to affirm my identity in a world where transgender people are questioned constantly about how well they know themselves, the pharmacist refused to fill one of... [Full Article...]

Study Suggests Eating Dinner Earlier Could Reduce The Risk Of Cancer

Study Suggests Eating Dinner Earlier Could Reduce The Risk Of Cancer In all, the scientists had access to data from 621 men with prostate cancer and 1,205 women with breast cancer . If a girl starts smoking in her teenage years, her breast-cancer risk is 50 percent higher for the rest of her life. Some of the points that were of note included meal timing, sleep habits, and chronotype as well as completing a questionnaire on their eating habits and adherence to c... [Full Article...]


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