Medical

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

World Antibiotic Awareness Week Southern DHB Chief Medical Officer, Dr Nigel Millar says taking antibiotics when they are not needed can cause bacteria to become resistant, meaning current treatments will no longer work. Reducing the usage of antibiotics in the modern world is the need of the hour. There's a wide range in consumption in this category; from less than 20% of total antibiotic consumption in some countries to mo... [Full Article...]

Rauners Get Their Flu Shots; Encourage Others to Do the Same

Ott says it is particularly important to receive the flu shot to protect those within society who cannot receive the flu shot as well as those who are immune compromised. Kevin Legge, a U-I pathology professor, says they're working in stages and are trying to flawless a multi-year flu shot first. There are more flu shot clinics planned in the spring semester. [Full Article...]

Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics

Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations vowed Wednesday to do more with Congo's government to help improve security in the country's east, where frequent attacks by rebels are undermining efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 150 people. [Full Article...]

Early Birds May Have Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Early Birds May Have Lower Breast Cancer Risk She added , "Sleep is likely to be an important risk factor for breast cancer , but it isn't as large as other well-established risk factors like BMI or alcohol ". She tells the BBC: "We still need to get at what makes an evening person more at risk than a morning person... we need to unpick the relationship". [Full Article...]

FDA approves controversial drug despite warnings

FDA approves controversial drug despite warnings And in doing so, the agency addressed wider regulatory thinking for endorsing such a medicine amid nationwide angst about overdoses and deaths attributed to opioids. There's more on pain control at the American Society of Anesthesiologists. "DSUVIA will not be available in retail pharmacies or for outpatient use". [Full Article...]

'A referendum on me': Trump makes final push ahead of United States midterms

'A referendum on me': Trump makes final push ahead of United States midterms This is the outcome that most experts, and polls, are predicting once the midterms are said and done. So everyone should be prepared for surprises - because there always are some. If that happens, he intends to claim victory, arguing his efforts on the campaign trail narrowed GOP losses and helped them hold the Senate, according to a person familiar with Trump's thinking who asked for anonym... [Full Article...]

Affordable Care Act enrollment season begins

Affordable Care Act enrollment season begins Open enrollment, which will end December 15, began on Thursday for Iowans purchasing or changing their individual health coverage through the federal marketplace and starting January 1, 2019 . The overall current average monthly premium in DE is $750, reduced to $223 per month after factoring the tax credit. U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor has introduced a bill that would guarantee funding for Navigator... [Full Article...]

Free information evening for breast cancer survivors hosted by chartered physiotherapists

Free information evening for breast cancer survivors hosted by chartered physiotherapists Rhonda is fighting Metastatic Breast Cancer , that's when the cancer has spread to other organs. From Oct. 5-21, the heart of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month , Stop & Shop's 136 NY and New Jersey stores collected donations via their "Pink Ribbon" campaign. [Full Article...]

Nine Children Die After Virus Spreads at New Jersey Healthcare Center

Nine Children Die After Virus Spreads at New Jersey Healthcare Center Seven other children have died and 16 others who have survived all contracted adenovirus while being treated at the Wanaque Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center in Haskell, according to the Department of Health . Health officials found minor hand-washing deficiencies at the facility during visits last week, and have been working with the center on infection-control issues, the health departme... [Full Article...]

155 cases of polio-like illness now under investigation, CDC says

155 cases of polio-like illness now under investigation, CDC says The collection of information on suspected cases is relatively new, and states are not required to send the information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , which began noticing an increase in AFM cases across the nation in August 2014. [Full Article...]

Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets Sold for Just $2 Before Tip-Off Wednesday

Cleveland Cavaliers Tickets Sold for Just $2 Before Tip-Off Wednesday Blake Griffin scored 26 points in his first game since a 50-point night against Philadelphia on Tuesday. He slowed down a little bit in the First Round matchup, but still finished with 23 points in Indy's Game 7 loss. Power forward Jayson Tatum topped the scoring with 24 points while Paul George contributed 22 points for the Thunder, but shot just seven of 22. Neither the Brooklyn Nets nor th... [Full Article...]

Study suggests organic food can help reduce cancer risk

Study suggests organic food can help reduce cancer risk Specifically, the study of the diets of almost 70,000 French adults shows those who primarily eat organic foods were more likley to ward off non-Hodgkin lymphoma and postmenopausal breast cancer compared with those who rarely or never eat organic food. [Full Article...]

Healthy Living: What you need to know about metastatic breast cancer

Healthy Living: What you need to know about metastatic breast cancer While breast cancer in men is rare, it can occur. Of those cases, 39 were diagnosed as inflammatory carcinoma. Funds raised by Painted Pink are utilized in ways such as survivor kits for local cancer care centers, financial assistance for local breast cancer patients, baby showers for expecting mothers undergoing treatment' and also reserve funds for future needs such as family members. [Full Article...]

State health officials investigating 5th suspected case of polio-like disease

State health officials investigating 5th suspected case of polio-like disease CDC has been actively investigating AFM and continues to receive information about suspected AFM cases. There are five suspected cases that have not been confirmed. "As a parent myself, I understand what it is like to be scared for your child", she said during a CDC telebriefing. They've been seeing an increase in cases since 2014. [Full Article...]

6 children dead, 12 sick in viral outbreak at rehab center

Adenoviruses usually just cause mild illnesses. This strain is associated with disease in communal living facilities, the officials said. As its investigation continues, the Center has been instructed not to admit new patients. The department said that ages and specific medical information about the conditions the children were facing are not being released to protect patient privacy. [Full Article...]

Divine Presbyterian Church joins in breast cancer awareness campaign

Divine Presbyterian Church joins in breast cancer awareness campaign BCN provides free breast cancer screenings for qualifying women between the ages of 30 and 64 and free cervical cancer screenings for women between the ages of 21 and 64. "My treatment with palbociclib and hormone therapy has been much more manageable than the chemotherapy I received when I was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, with all the unpleasant side-effects". [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally in Nevada

President Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally in Nevada In a tweet , the president said Heller had "become a good friend" who was "all about #MAGA". American values, "are being shredded", Biden said. They have seized on comments by lawmakers like Rep. But Heller has since become an ally of the president, who has made two fundraising stops for him in Nevada this year already. Trump emphasized that this round of tax cuts would be for middle-income... [Full Article...]

Novartis to acquire US-based cancer drugmaker Endocyte for $2.1 billion

Novartis to acquire US-based cancer drugmaker Endocyte for $2.1 billion Endocyte's radioligand portfolio, now in mid-stage trials for cancer treatment, will supplement Novartis' oncology pipeline of 33 candidates. Narasimhan said that transaction prompted Novartis to expand relationships with US and European nuclear medicine centers. [Full Article...]

Flu shots available despite postponement of immunization clinics

Flu shots available despite postponement of immunization clinics There have already been cases of the flu in our area, and it takes a few weeks for the vaccination to reach its maximum effectiveness. Flu symptoms include a 100-degree Fahrenheit or higher fever or feeling feverish - not everyone with the flu has a fever - a cough or sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, headaches or body aches, chills, fatigue and nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, which is most com... [Full Article...]

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease linked to eating squirrel brains

Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease linked to eating squirrel brains The patient was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob, which is a degenerative disease of the brain, which triggers the destruction of cells. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , there have only been four confirmed cases of vCJD ever been reported in the US. [Full Article...]


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