Medicine

Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great'

Trump hails judge's ruling against Obamacare as 'great' U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth issued the ruling late Friday , on the eve of the final day of open enrollment for ACA coverage. The rest of the law can not be separated from that provision and is therefore invalid, he wrote. [Full Article...]

Google Fit update brings home screen widgets

Google Fit update brings home screen widgets The first is the app's octagonal indicator which monitors Move Minutes and Heart Points, the tracking data Google uses to encourage people to hit daily goals. Google says this feature will allow Fit to more accurate award Heart Points. Do you use it on Wear OS or on your smartphone? The new features haves started to roll out to compatible Wear OS watches Android phones from now. [Full Article...]

This is the best time to get your flu vaccines

This is the best time to get your flu vaccines More than 900,000 were hospitalized. Flu shots are covered by Medi-Cal, Medicare, and by most insurance plans. Of the 180 pediatric deaths reported in the USA last season, 80 percent occurred in children who had not had a flu shot. Did you know that Louisiana is among the states with the highest levels of flu activity so far this season? As it turned out, the vaccine was 36 percent effective in ... [Full Article...]

A Seattle woman died of an infection after using her neti pot

A Swedish Medical Center report on the woman's death says there are about 200 cases worldwide of this particular amoebic infection. But how did the amoebas get in her brain in the first place? The report states she used tap water that had been filtered by a Brita water purifier. [Full Article...]

Washington pays respects to Bush as he lies in state at Capitol

Washington pays respects to Bush as he lies in state at Capitol He arrived in the Capitol rotunda in a wheelchair pushed by an aide. According to a tweet by the 41st president's spokesperson, Jim McGrath, Bush "will be carried to his final rest wearing socks that pay tribute to his lifetime of service, starting as an 18-year-old naval aviator in war". [Full Article...]

Chinese scientist made world’s first genetically modified twins

Chinese scientist made world’s first genetically modified twins Later on, He Jiankui defended his work in front of a packed Hong Kong biomedical conference, saying he had successfully altered the DNA of twin girls born to an HIV-positive father, an apparent medical first. It has also violated the ethical bottom line that the academic community adheres to. China's National Health Commission ordered an " immediate investigation " into the case, the off... [Full Article...]

Chinese scientist behind ‘gene-edited-babies’ claim pauses trial after public outcry

Chinese scientist behind ‘gene-edited-babies’ claim pauses trial after public outcry Nor did he say when the results might be published. The researcher says he used a technology known as " CRISPR " to edit sections of the human genome, performing the procedure on embryonic humans. More than 100 scientists, most in China, said in an open letter on Tuesday the use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology to edit the genes of human embryos was unsafe and unjustified. [Full Article...]

Sobeys, Loblaws pull romaine lettuce from shelves across Canada

Sobeys, Loblaws pull romaine lettuce from shelves across Canada Metro only operates in Ontario and Quebec but has also removed it from all their stores. Health officials say two people in New Hampshire have been affected by a new E. Sixty-six percent of ill people are female. No one has died. CDC is advising that USA consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. [Full Article...]

Do not eat romaine lettuce — CDC warns

Do not eat romaine lettuce — CDC warns No brand names have been identified and no recall was ordered. Officials now say you should throw all types or uses of romaine lettuce away immediately. coli contamination. Toss it. In fact, the alert includes advice on how to clean your refrigerator if romaine has been inside it recently. Talk to your healthcare provider. [Full Article...]

Democrats take control of the Maine Legislature

Democrats take control of the Maine Legislature Indeed, by Wednesday night the race was still not called, though Love trailed Democratic challenger Ben McAdams by about 5,000 votes with 30 percent of precincts still outstanding. Here are seven trailblazers who won their races and made history. Even Trump focused on other issues, including stoking immigration fears to motivate his base in the campaign's dying days. [Full Article...]

Story of 10 Bollywood stars and their battle with cancer

Story of 10 Bollywood stars and their battle with cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it's clear that awareness, particularly about hereditary cancers, is sorely needed. Around 50,000 people watched Sonia Johnson's successful lumpectomy surgery at Methodist Charlton Medical Center, the hospital said. [Full Article...]

Multiple cases of rare polio-like illness under investigation in North Carolina

Multiple cases of rare polio-like illness under investigation in North Carolina The agency has seen an increase in cases since August 2014. The rare disease , acute flaccid myelitis (AFM ), affects the nervous system and can cause paralysis. While the CDC has yet to confirm a case in Virginia, Hoff said her son Camdyn was diagnosed with AFM while hospitalized at UVA Medical Center, falling ill with the telltale symptoms . [Full Article...]

Man dies from extremely rare ‘SQUIRREL DISEASE’ after eating rodent’s BRAINS

Man dies from extremely rare ‘SQUIRREL DISEASE’ after eating rodent’s BRAINS Only once his brain scan results and other tests were out the experts found out that he may have had a variant of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). vCJD is a type of a rare neurodegenerative ailment that can be fatal. It might be shocking for many but, indeed, there was an American who ate squirrel brains. Initial signs and symptoms typically include personality changes, anxiety, depression, mem... [Full Article...]

Florida Reports 1st Pediatric Death for 2018-19 Flu Season

Florida Reports 1st Pediatric Death for 2018-19 Flu Season Health professionals say it's time to get a flu vaccine . Influenza vaccination has been shown to reduce a child's likelihood of dying from influenza by up to 60 percent. "And the way you get protected is to be immunized against influenza", Sikora said Monday, the first day of the province's influenza immunization program. [Full Article...]

Polio-like illness causing paralysis in children reaches the Carolinas

Cristina L. Sadowsky, clinical director for the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury, with Kennedy Krieger Institute. "As a parent myself I understand what it's like to be scared for your child", Messonnier said. The CDC is investigating the outbreak. The CDC also does not yet know who may be at a higher risk for developing AFM or the long-term consequences of the condition. [Full Article...]

Health Department: 7th Case Of AFM Diagnosed In Minnesota

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed 62 cases of a polio-like illness that causes weakness in the legs and arms. The agency said it is very concerned about it. There have now been a total of 386 confirmed cases since 2014. CDC officials say some possible suspected causes, like polio and West Nile virus, have been ruled out. [Full Article...]

Flu Season Arrives with Reminder to Get Vaccinated

Flu Season Arrives with Reminder to Get Vaccinated A discharge diagnosis of "acute respiratory or febrile illness" was identified using ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes, and the authors noted that acute respiratory or febrile illness hospitalizations were included only if a clinician ordered real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) testing for influenza within 3 days prior to admission through the discharge date. [Full Article...]

A former lawyer for the trump was a Democrat

A former lawyer for the trump was a Democrat Cohen was formerly a registered Republican. As Hurricane Michael pounded Florida and Georgia Wednesday night, President Donald Trump was in Pennsylvania for a private campaign fundraiser and rally. Cohen retweeted Davis' post and a link to an Axios story that first reported the news. He since has cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in ... [Full Article...]

IL reports 9 recent acute flaccid myelitis cases

IL reports 9 recent acute flaccid myelitis cases The discoveries in Western Pa. come days after health officials in Minnesota announced at least six confirmed cases of a disease that can lead to paralysis . Although we are still learning about AFM and its causes, being up to date on all recommended vaccinations is one way to protect yourself and your family from diseases that can cause AFM. [Full Article...]

Mitch McConnell says he’s ‘increasingly optimistic’ Republicans will hold the Senate

Mitch McConnell says he’s ‘increasingly optimistic’ Republicans will hold the Senate Trump lauded Kavanaugh as a "brilliant jurist" and blamed Democrats for the focus on decades-old allegations of sexual misconduct that dominated debate in the weeks before the nominee's Senate confirmation on Saturday . Some of the people speaking out are brand-new to the struggle, but they are here. Right now at this point in 2016, [Democratic presidential nominee] Hillary Clinton was looking p... [Full Article...]


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