Health Care

Woman devours 37 hot dogs to win Independence Day eating contest

Woman devours 37 hot dogs to win Independence Day eating contest The victory was not without drama, however. On the Fourth of July , while you were relaxing and eating hot dogs , there was someone working very hard and eating hot dogs-74, to be precise. That said, Chestnut previous year earned almost $139 for every hot dog he ate. Back then, victor Jason Schechter finished off 14 hot dogs to claim the title of champion, a fraction of what today's competit... [Full Article...]

Artificial Ovary Could Help Women Suffering From Infertility After Cancer Treatments

Artificial Ovary Could Help Women Suffering From Infertility After Cancer Treatments Pors and other authors of the study thought that if they could develop an artificial ovarian tissue that's free of cancer, they could seed it with early-stage follicles, which in turn might develop naturally. Most cases of fertility preservation where ovarian tissue is frozen are performed ahead of cancer treatment. For women who have undergone chemotherapy and wish to have children of thei... [Full Article...]

CDC: Canal Water Started the Yuma-linked E. coli Outbreak

When eight inmates at an Alaska prison got sick, FDA investigators traced the illness back to whole-head romaine lettuce that was harvested from Harrison Farms in the Yuma area. The last large E. coli outbreak like this involved spinach grown in California in 2006. Good news, salad eaters, you can eat romaine lettuce without fear now. [Full Article...]

Mosquitos Infected With Dangerous West Nile Virus Found in Two States

Mosquitos Infected With Dangerous West Nile Virus Found in Two States If they do, the symptoms are usually mild - a headache, fever and maybe body aches - and are no cause for concern. Most people get infected with West Nile virus by the bite of an infected mosquito. All EPA-registered insect repellents are evaluated for safety and effectiveness, and will contain DEET, picaridin, IR3535, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol as the active ingredient. [Full Article...]

U.S. charges hundreds in major healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown

U.S. charges hundreds in major healthcare fraud, opioid crackdown The nationwide takedown included charges against 165 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals alleging that they were involved in schemes involving more than $2 billion in false billings. They were among 13 people, including five doctors, a chiropractor, three licensed physical and occupational therapists and two pharmacy owners charged with Medicare and Medicaid fraud. [Full Article...]

Mum's warning over slide safety after baby fractures her leg

Mum's warning over slide safety after baby fractures her leg Heather Clare shared the moment her little daughter, Meadow, broke her leg as a warning to other parents. If you don't think your kid is old enough to do it on their own, then don't let them do it at all even if you try and help. Slide injuries happen often, especially to toddlers. . According to the American Academy of Pediatrics , "an estimated 352, 698 children less than 6 years of age were ... [Full Article...]

Michigan's Mott, DeVos, Children's hospitals rank in list

Michigan's Mott, DeVos, Children's hospitals rank in list Ten hospitals were featured on the magazine's 2018 to 2019 Honor Roll . They are the only comprehensive source of quality-related information on USA pediatric hospitals. Cincinnati Children's nabbed the top spot for cancer and gastroenterology/GI surgery, while Children's of Philadelphia was tops in diabetes/endocrinology and urology . [Full Article...]

National HIV Testing Day Raises Awareness, Encourages Screening

National HIV Testing Day Raises Awareness, Encourages Screening According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ), about one in seven people in the United States who have HIV don't know they are HIV positive. "If a person who is undetectable gets their viral load down to a suppressed level they are actually not able to transmit the disease to anyone else", he said. [Full Article...]

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in New Canaan

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in New Canaan Helicopter-based spraying was conducted in the same area early previous year, reducing the mosquito population temporarily, but "they have gone back up", according to the district. The West Nile Virus program in Pennsylvania reports that mosquitoes carrying the virus have turned up in The Valley. It is usually older adults, those over 50 years old, who run a higher risk of getting a severe infecti... [Full Article...]

Amazon acquires PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers medicine to your door

Amazon acquires PillPack, an online pharmacy that delivers medicine to your door Last week, Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway announced Boston doctor Atul Gawande as the chief executive of the companies' new health care venture, which will be based in Boston. "Even if PillPack is a network provider today, it does not mean it will be a network provider in the future, especially if Amazon has designs of significantly ramping its prescription volume". [Full Article...]

Turning Point joining in first national HIV Testing Day

Turning Point joining in first national HIV Testing Day The inauguration of the committee takes strength from the GAC Act 2016, which makes provisions to safeguard the rights of Persons living With HIV and AIDS and established HIV and AIDS funds to ensure sustainable funding for HIV programmes. Particularly high-risk groups include gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, along with people who have recently had a sexually transmitted infec... [Full Article...]

GE breakup leaves it with best and worst performers

GE breakup leaves it with best and worst performers In an interview, Flannery declined to rule out selling healthcare or the Baker Hughes stake to strategic buyers, but he said the company meant to have them both trade publicly so GE shareholders benefit from future growth. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission began investigating GE's accounting practices in January after it posted a $9.8 billion loss in the last quarter of 2017. [Full Article...]

Flight attendants may have increased risk for certain cancers

Flight attendants may have increased risk for certain cancers Other potential risk factors include sleep-cycle disruption brought on by overnight flights and crossing time-zones, past exposure to secondhand smoke in the cabin and ongoing exposures to chemicals such as pesticides, which are used to sterilize cabins on some worldwide flights. [Full Article...]

The FDA Approves The First-Ever Cannabis Medicine For Prescription

The FDA Approves The First-Ever Cannabis Medicine For Prescription Jackson's group estimates the typical family using CBD to treat childhood epilepsy spends about $1,800 per year on the substance. The FDA news signals that the DEA will likely adjust its scheduling for CBD, which is now a Schedule I substance, denoting high potential for abuse and no medical applications. [Full Article...]

Walgreens Pharmacist Denies Drug For Woman With Unviable Pregnancy

Walgreens Pharmacist Denies Drug For Woman With Unviable Pregnancy Nicole Arteaga's doctor told her Tuesday that the two-month old baby she was carrying had stopped breathing due to developmental abnormalities, and was given the choice of terminating the pregnancy through surgery or prescription medication. [Full Article...]

FDA greenlights GW's Epidiolex, the first USA drug made from marijuana

FDA greenlights GW's Epidiolex, the first USA drug made from marijuana Before sales of Epidiolex can begin, the Drug Enforcement Administration must formally reclassify CBD into a different category of drugs that have federal medical approval . That's according to Steve Fox, the director of VS Strategies, which was retained by GW Pharmaceuticals to assist with lobbying and public relations efforts. [Full Article...]

Woman’s selfies capture moving lump on face: a parasite

Woman’s selfies capture moving lump on face: a parasite Her upper lip was bulging 10 days after that. According to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine , the cause was a mobile parasitic worm . The treatment for a Dirofilaria repens infection is actually quite simple, as the worm will simply have to be surgically removed. It gets transmitted via mosquitoes and that's how it gets into humans, but the consequences are far less dire tha... [Full Article...]

Woman’s selfies capture moving lump on face: a parasite

Woman’s selfies capture moving lump on face: a parasite Her upper lip was bulging 10 days after that. According to a report in the New England Journal of Medicine , the cause was a mobile parasitic worm . The treatment for a Dirofilaria repens infection is actually quite simple, as the worm will simply have to be surgically removed. It gets transmitted via mosquitoes and that's how it gets into humans, but the consequences are far less dire tha... [Full Article...]

Laser Pointer Burns Hole In A 9-Year-Old’s Eye

Laser Pointer Burns Hole In A 9-Year-Old’s Eye Well, in case you were thinking about trying it, the New England Journal of Medicine would like to remind you that doing so is dumb as hell (our words, not theirs). The astonishing fact is that even after eighteen months of the damage, there were no changes observed in the boy's vision. Thomas C Lee is the director of the Vision Center at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. [Full Article...]

Video game addiction officially added to World Health Organization disease list

Video game addiction officially added to World Health Organization disease list Gaming disorders usually are linked to a system of rewards or incentives, such as accumulating points in competition with others or winning money. As per the definition by World Health Organization , this mental disorder is "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour" that becomes so extensive that it "takes precedence over other life interests". [Full Article...]


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