Medicine

Bacteria Evolves to Become Hand Sanitizer Resistant

Bacteria Evolves to Become Hand Sanitizer Resistant A team of researchers at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne studied Enterococcus faecium , a strain of bacteria that's a common nuisance in hospitals, but not particularly deadly. The researchers analyzed DNA from the bacterial samples and found that the samples with more tolerance to hand sanitizers had several mutations in genes involved in metabolism. [Full Article...]

Patients want to look like doctored selfies

Patients want to look like doctored selfies You are not alone. He said plastic surgeons are seeing fewer people bringing in pictures of celebrities to base their surgery from, and more people bringing in edited images of themselves made via Snapchat and similar apps. Before the rise in the popularity of selfies, the most common complaint from people seeking rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, was the hump of the dorsum of t... [Full Article...]

New DoD policy: Deployed service members can not use GPS-enabled devices

New DoD policy: Deployed service members can not use GPS-enabled devices USA military troops and other defense personnel at sensitive bases or certain high-risk war zone areas won't be allowed to use features on fitness trackers or cellphone applications that can reveal their location , according to a new Pentagon order. [Full Article...]

Mothers Stage Nurse-In Events Nationwide to Support WHO Breastfeeding Resolution

Mothers Stage Nurse-In Events Nationwide to Support WHO Breastfeeding Resolution World Health Organization breastfeeding resolution. Other challenges can arise around a woman's milk supply or an infant's ability to latch on to the breast. This report comes at the time the government of Uganda is asking employers to establish breastfeeding centres at workplaces where breastfeeding mothers can easily use for breastfeeding. [Full Article...]

China reports 18400 voluntary organ donors by July

China reports 18400 voluntary organ donors by July The new law on organ donation will be called "Max's law" after Max Johnson, 10, of Winsford, Cheshire, who was saved by a heart transplant in August past year. 'I want to encourage people who wish to give life in the event of their death to take the time to record their wishes and discuss it with their family. [Full Article...]

DR CONGO: New Ebola outbreak days after previous epidemic ends

DR CONGO: New Ebola outbreak days after previous epidemic ends There were now suspected cases in the busy nearby town of Beni and the neighboring Ituri province. Officials say it is not yet clear whether the two Congo outbreaks are linked. If it is the Zaire strain, the Merck vaccine used in the last outbreak may be an option, otherwise the situation will be much more complex "and we may not have any vaccine options", he told Reuters at WHO's headquar... [Full Article...]

Breast is best for baby's development

Breast is best for baby's development Dr Howard Manyonga, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and head of The Birthing Team, recommends in line with the World Health Organisation guidelines, that breastfeeding start within an hour after birth and that babies are given breast milk exclusively at first. [Full Article...]

Scientists successfully transplant lab-grown lungs into pigs

Scientists successfully transplant lab-grown lungs into pigs The researchers hope that bioengineered lung transplants will be feasible in humans within a decade. On a "scaffold" in the laboratory, the appropriate cells were placed, which, after a 30 day culture, created a new lung. During the experiment, the pigs' left lungs were transplanted alongside a bioengineered lung. "The bioengineered lungs continued to develop post-transplant without any infu... [Full Article...]

More sickened from contaminated Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad

More sickened from contaminated Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad Though no deaths have been reported, 18 people have been hospitalized. "We are still recommending that people do not eat the recalled Spring Pasta Salad purchased from Hy Vee grocery stores, "says the CDC's Dr. Salmonella : Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm , is the nation's leading law firm representing victims of Salmonella outbreaks. The case count by state is: IL (2), Iowa (26), Kan... [Full Article...]

Man's Legs, Hands Amputated After Dog Licks Him

Man's Legs, Hands Amputated After Dog Licks Him His wife, who took him to the hospital, has said that those bruises were not there just before she took him to the hospital. The infection was quickly cleared with antibiotics, but the problem in Manteufel's case "was that his body mounted an overwhelming response to this original blood infection and he shut down the circulation of his limbs", the doctor said. [Full Article...]

CDC: Do not wash or reuse condoms

CDC: Do not wash or reuse condoms The agency tweeted the reminder last week urging people to "use a fresh one for each sex act". It's widely known that condoms are used to help protect against sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies - if they're used properly. [Full Article...]

Trump agrees to let insurers sell cheaper health plans than ObamaCare

Trump agrees to let insurers sell cheaper health plans than ObamaCare Unable to repeal much of "Obamacare", the Trump administration has tried to undercut how it's supposed to work and to create options for people who don't qualify for financial assistance with premiums. More short-term plans will be available starting this fall. They do not satisfy the ACA's requirement that most Americans carry health insurance. The CMS projected that 600,000 people will buy the s... [Full Article...]

Condoms shouldn't be washed or reused, according to CDC

Condoms shouldn't be washed or reused, according to CDC Washing a condom can cause breakage or leakage. "Use a fresh one for each #sex act", the July 23 tweet said. They can also provide protection against other diseases that may be transmitted through sex like Zika and Ebola. Putting a wet, unrolled condom back on would also be a Herculean task. So, in case you were wondering if it was OK, now you know that it is not. Follow Business Insider Aust... [Full Article...]

Hospital superbug increasingly resistant to handwash disinfectants, study finds

Hospital superbug increasingly resistant to handwash disinfectants, study finds In their struggle to tackle the rise in superbugs , such as VRE or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA), institutions all over the world have introduced stringent sanitation standards, frequently involving hand rubs and the use of alcohol disinfectants. [Full Article...]

Kourtney Kardashian's Arm Was Photoshopped to Look Tiny

Kourtney Kardashian's Arm Was Photoshopped to Look Tiny As things with Kim and Khloe appear to be rocky on the upcoming episode of KUWTK , Kourtney says her 22-year-old sister, Kendall Jenner , has her back. "She doesn't do s-". The Kardashian-Jenner sisters are no stranger to Photoshop accusations. "She doesn't know what it's like to actually have f-ing work to do". [Full Article...]

Four new Ebola cases hit DR Congo's North Kivu province

Four new Ebola cases hit DR Congo's North Kivu province The World Health Organization said it had begun moving staff and supplies into the area. "Although we did not expect to face a tenth epidemic so early, the detection of the virus is an indicator of the proper functioning of the surveillance system", Kalenga said. [Full Article...]

Another Ebola outbreak hits DRC days after previous outbreak declared over

The two outbreaks are separated by more than 2,500 kilometers (1,553 miles). The province shares borders with Rwanda and Uganda with a great deal of cross-border movement due to the trade activities, which, World Health Organization warned, could increase the risk of possible spread of the virus. [Full Article...]

Backdown over My Health Record

Backdown over My Health Record Royal Australian College of General practitioners president Dr Harry Nespolon cancelled his own My Health Record over privacy concerns and also demanded the legislation be changed to require a court order before police could see the record. [Full Article...]

Beware! Air Pollution Can Up Lung Cancer Risk In Young People

The study was published August 1 in the journal Cancer Research . Doctor Martínez-Sánchez warned the majority of developed countries will be the "first to witness" lung cancer mortality rates surpass that of breast cancer . In India, smoking is not a big issue for women; however, the issue is of passive smoking or second hand smoking, air pollution , household smokes that is the big cau... [Full Article...]

Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee | Lexington Herald Leader

Human case of West Nile virus confirmed in Tennessee | Lexington Herald Leader The province said a child under the age of ten was hospitalized due to the West Nile virus and is the first confirmed human case of the illness in Manitoba this year. As always, eliminate standing water on your property to prevent the development of Culex tarsalis mosquito populations. Most people infected with the virus do not show symptoms, although more severe symptoms may occur, including ... [Full Article...]


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