Health Care

What is screen time really doing to young kids?

What is screen time really doing to young kids? And they were almost eight times as likely to have signs and symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study examined close to 3,500 children in Canada, and found that children exposed to more screen time at either three or five years old demonstrated "significantly greater behavioural and attention problems at age five". [Full Article...]

Scientists restore some functions of pig's brain four hours after death

Scientists restore some functions of pig's brain four hours after death Khalil, a stroke-imaging researcher, told ThePrint. Brain cells begin to die when oxygen to the brain is cut off for a long period of time and this process has always been considered irreversible. "It is also worth pointing out that testing for brain death is usually undertaken after far longer intervals after the insult than the four-hour time point in these experiments-often more than a day l... [Full Article...]

Docs Use HIV, Gene Remedy To Treatment Bubble Boy Illness

Docs Use HIV, Gene Remedy To Treatment Bubble Boy Illness New-borns with X-SCID have a mutation in a gene called IL2RG, which encodes for a protein needed for the growth and maturation of lymphocytes and normal immune system function. The gene therapy involved collecting patients' bone marrow, then using a virus as a vector to insert a correct copy of the IL2RG gene into the genome (DNA) of patients' blood stem cells. [Full Article...]

Eating bacon daily 'increases risk' of bowel cancer

Eating bacon daily 'increases risk' of bowel cancer BACON and sausages fuel cancer twice as much as previously thought, a study suggests. And for unprocessed red meats, the risk was 15 percent higher for people who ate 54 grams per day on average compared with those who had 8 grams per day. [Full Article...]

Tiny 3D printed heart fabricated complete with blood vessels

Tiny 3D printed heart fabricated complete with blood vessels Although the heart was made with human cells and "and patient-specific biological materials", it's still too small to be used for an organ transplant, as it is only the size of a rabbit's heart, at just a few grams. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the developing world. "Ideally, the biomaterial should possess the same biochemical, mechanical and topographical properties o... [Full Article...]

1,000 unvaccinated Brooklyn children received the MMR shot this week

1,000 unvaccinated Brooklyn children received the MMR shot this week The Commission of Health issued an order threatening " civil and/or criminal fines, forfeitures and penalties, including imprisonment ", against any guardian of an unvaccinated child (6 months or older) who didn't receive the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine within 48 hours of the mandate. [Full Article...]

Second measles case in Iowa confirmed

Second measles case in Iowa confirmed The Tennessee Department of Health confirmed they're investigating the case, adding that all Tennesseans need to be aware of measles and its symptoms. Those who choose not to will risk a $1,000 fine. "This appearance of measles is a reminder about the importance of vaccines and how they can particularly protect our most vulnerable, including infants and those with compromised immune systems". [Full Article...]

U.S. FDA orders transvaginal surgical mesh pulled from market

U.S. FDA orders transvaginal surgical mesh pulled from market But now the FDA has turned the submissions down, stating that they failed to demonstrate "a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness". To continue selling their devices, the companies had to submit a premarket approval (PMA) application with additional data to prove the effectiveness of surgical mesh for transvaginal fix of POP. [Full Article...]

A Flight Attendant Is Reportedly In a 'Deep Coma' After Contracting Measles

A Flight Attendant Is Reportedly In a 'Deep Coma' After Contracting Measles Officials with Israel's Ministry of Health said a 43-year-old flight attendant for the national airline El Al had flown back to Israel late last month from John F. Grotto said there have been 3,920 recorded cases of measles throughout Israel between March 2018 and April 11. In 2017 and 2018, one case was confirmed in Maryland, according to state health statistics. [Full Article...]

CT health insurers stocks slide on Medicare-for-All fears

CT health insurers stocks slide on Medicare-for-All fears A spokesman for the company said UnitedHealth has long supported the expansion of health-care coverage. Minnetonka, Minn. -based UnitedHealth's insurance arm-UnitedHealthcare-covered 880,000 more people in the first quarter compared with the same period a year ago, bringing total membership to 49.7 million, up 1.8% year over year. [Full Article...]

Common tale around sleep

Common tale around sleep They published their findings in the journal Sleep Health . Whether you have a nightcap before bed, or count sheep while tossing and turning for hours, there are lots of tips that have become common antidotes to a restless night under the covers. [Full Article...]

Alexa Hacks - Amazon Echo input

Alexa Hacks - Amazon Echo input Bloomberg's report states: "Two of the workers said they picked up what they believe was a sexual assault". "Whether that's a privacy concern or not depends on how cautious Amazon and other companies are in what type of information they have manually annotated, and how they present that information to someone", he continued. [Full Article...]

Israeli scientists print miniature 3D heart using human tissue

Israeli scientists print miniature 3D heart using human tissue Professor Tal Dvir presents a 3D-printed heart made from human tissue in his laboratory. The staggering development prompted Israel's Foreign Ministry to react, citing it as yet another exceptional example of Israeli innovation. Although the organ is only the size of a cherry and can not pump blood, experts said its creating is a "major medical breakthrough". "The biocompatibility of engineere... [Full Article...]

Measles cases triple globally in 2019, says UN

Measles cases triple globally in 2019, says UN It is one of the most contagious viruses around, however, nothing about measles has changed. "The disease has spread fast among clusters of unvaccinated people". Health officials on Monday said 555 measles cases have been confirmed so far this year, up from 465 as of a week ago. "90 percent of people who are unvaccinated, or non-immune, and come in contact with someone with measles will become i... [Full Article...]

U.N.: Congo's Ebola outbreak not yet global emergency

U.N.: Congo's Ebola outbreak not yet global emergency He says this is "unprecedented", reports NBC News . DR Congo's Health Ministry also reported that 10 died people from Ebola on Tuesday, including eight who died in their communities without seeking treatment and support. Congo's health ministry on Friday said more than 98,000 people have been vaccinated. This has made it very hard to get people to take precautions and decontaminate themse... [Full Article...]

Coli outbreak linked to ground beef, 3rd largest reported in 20 years

Coli outbreak linked to ground beef, 3rd largest reported in 20 years The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday said no common supplier, distributor or brand of the meat has been identified. Seventeen patients have been hospitalized due to their illness. No deaths have been reported. What To Do Amid E. Coli Outbreak? The CDC does not recommended avoiding eating, serving, or selling ground beef yet at this time. [Full Article...]

Car pollution caused asthma in 350000 Indian kids

Car pollution caused asthma in 350000 Indian kids Lead author Ploy Achakulwisut, George Washington University, USA, adds: "Our study indicates that policy initiatives to alleviate traffic-related air pollution can lead to improvements in children's health and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions". [Full Article...]

Coli outbreak expands in 5 states

It's possible we could see reports appear from other bordering states, but the outbreak appears to be localized to the eastern portion of the US. Additional illnesses tied to this outbreak may still be reported, the CDC said . The CDC, state health departments, the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service and the US Food and Drug Administration are investigating the outbr... [Full Article...]

New York measles emergency declared in Brooklyn

New York measles emergency declared in Brooklyn The highly contagious airborne pathogen produces symptoms including fever, cough, and a runny nose, and can cause diarrhea, ear infection, pneumonia, encephalitis, and death - with about 1 of every 1,367 kids infected dying due to fatal complications from measles . [Full Article...]

Those Expensive Vitamins You Take Might Not Be Helping You Live Longer

Those Expensive Vitamins You Take Might Not Be Helping You Live Longer The study used data from more than 27,000 U.S. adults ages 20 and older to evaluate the association between dietary supplement use and death from all causes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and cancer . Though the study found that getting adequate levels of vitamins A and K, as well as copper, magnesium , and zinc, was associated with reduced mortality, this benefit was only linked to food... [Full Article...]


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