Health Care

Diabetes: 40 Million Will Be Left Without Insulin By 2030, Study Predicts

Diabetes: 40 Million Will Be Left Without Insulin By 2030, Study Predicts Based on that data, the researchers estimate that the number of adult type 2 diabetics will increase from 406 million to 511 million, with more than half of them being located in the US, India, and China. It is important to note that there are several limitations to the study, however. The latter form of the disease is strongly linked to lifestyle factors such as obesity, poor diet and physical in... [Full Article...]

Boston Scientific builds medical tech with $4.2 billion BTG deal

Boston Scientific builds medical tech with $4.2 billion BTG deal Analysts expressed surprise at Boston Scientific's payment of $10.51 per share: effectively a 37% premium in comparison with BTG's Monday closing price. Boston Scientific has a market value of almost $50 billion and has made almost 20 acquisitions in the last five years. BTG said its directors consider the Boston Scientific offer to be fair and reasonable and intend to recommend unanimously th... [Full Article...]

Doctors optimistic about new peanut allergy treatment

Doctors optimistic about new peanut allergy treatment For the study, 551 participants with peanut allergies were given either a placebo or AR101 for six months, followed by six months of maintenance therapy. "Almost 6 million American children are now living with a life-threatening food allergy", said Ciaccio. In the United States from 1997 to 2008, peanut allergy tripled (from 1-in-250 children to 1-in-70 children), Aimmune Therapeutics report... [Full Article...]

CDC is advising that United States consumers not eat any romaine lettuce

CDC is advising that United States consumers not eat any romaine lettuce Symptoms of E. coli can include nausea, vomiting, headache, mild fever, severe stomach cramps and watery or bloody diarrhea. CDC , public health and regulatory officials in several states and Canada, and the U.S. Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell any romaine lettuce , including salads and salad mixes containing romaine. On Wednesday, they said they were temporarily taking hu... [Full Article...]

Romaine lettuce not safe to eat, should be thrown away immediately — CDC

Romaine lettuce not safe to eat, should be thrown away immediately — CDC The warning comes as romaine lettuce is linked to 32 cases of E. coli reported from 11 states . Thirteen were hospitalized, including one person who developed a type of kidney failure. Until it can identify which specific batches of lettuce are contaminated, the CDC has asked that consumers avoid " all types or uses of romaine lettuce". [Full Article...]

New Study Links Social Media Usage To Depression & Loneliness

New Study Links Social Media Usage To Depression & Loneliness Melissa G. Hunt, associate director of clinical training in Penn's Psychology Department. Unlike a control group, which was tasked with performing their usual social media activities, the experimental group was limited to using the three aforementioned social media sites to 10 minutes per day. [Full Article...]

One in six NHS posts unfilled by 2030

One in six NHS posts unfilled by 2030 Commenting on the current situation, Michael Johnson-Ellis , who has over 15 years' experience in NHS recruitment, said: "The scale of the staff shortfall which is predicted to hit the NHS in little over a decade has the potential to be catastrophic". [Full Article...]

Here's why we like the bitter taste of coffee

Here's why we like the bitter taste of coffee A recent study out of the University of Queensland revealed that our tolerance - or lack there of - for the bitter-tasting substances in both coffee and tea is related to a particular set of genes. The answer to that question might in part be down to your genes, research suggests. This makes flawless sense, given the evolutionary reasons humans are sensitive to bitter tastes in the first place... [Full Article...]

Any health data for sale? Google is ready to slurp it up

Any health data for sale? Google is ready to slurp it up The company's founders, Mustafa Suleyman and Demis Hassabis, wrote in a blog post that the change was a "major milestone" for the unit, and that it would mean DeepMind's Streams app, which aims to improve patient care, would be put into practice. [Full Article...]

Number of missing in California fire jumps past 600

Number of missing in California fire jumps past 600 Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said he believes there are people on the list who fled the blaze and don't realize they were reported missing. More than 75 tents have popped up at the Chico store to house people evacuated from the fire that destroyed the town of Paradise and surrounding area. [Full Article...]

What the end of My Health opt-out means

What the end of My Health opt-out means A spokeswoman for the Minister previously told News Corp: "My Health Record was created to save lives and has the backing of all the major medical groups including the AMA". An ADHA spokesman said 14,372 health care provider organisations are securely connected through software to the My Health Record system, making up more than 86 per cent of GPs. [Full Article...]

Man dies from rabies after being bitten by cat in Morocco

Man dies from rabies after being bitten by cat in Morocco Health workers and those in close contact with the deceased are now being assessed for rabies with a vaccination on offer if necessary. Although there is no evidence of rabies being passed between humans, and there is "no risk" to the wider public, health workers and those close to the victim are being assessed and offered vaccination where necessary. [Full Article...]

America updates its physical activity guidelines, with one important change

America updates its physical activity guidelines, with one important change Giroir, M.D., and Don Wright, M.D., M.P.H., U.S. Department of Health and Human Services . Conclusions: Health professionals and policymakers should promote awareness of the updated guidelines and support efforts to implement programs, practices and policies to facilitate increased physical activity to improve the health of the US population. [Full Article...]

As more cases confirmed, CDC says evidence suggests 'viral association' for AFM

As more cases confirmed, CDC says evidence suggests 'viral association' for AFM It appears most patients with a polio-like condition called acute flaccid myelitis showed symptoms of viral infections before they developed the illness, according to the CDC. Specimens from 38 patients (54%) were positive by real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction testing: 11 for EV-A71, 14 for EV-D68, and 13 for other viruses, primarily from non-sterile sites. [Full Article...]

Global concerns over prevalence of antibiotic resistance

Global concerns over prevalence of antibiotic resistance The term antimicrobials is used, pharmaceutically, to describe drugs used to prevent and treat parasitic, bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Health providers and stakeholders said they were willing to use this week to educate the public about what antibiotics were, antibiotic resistance , appropriate use of antibiotics and the spread of resistance. [Full Article...]

British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco

British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco PHE said health workers and the victim's friends and family were being monitored and had been offered vaccinations. "But it can be as short as a week and that's why seeking prompt care and getting vaccination is so important". It does not spread from human to human. No humans have contracted rabies in the United Kingdom from animals - other than bats - for over 100 years. [Full Article...]

Turkey salmonella outbreak sparks panic weeks before Thanksgiving

Turkey salmonella outbreak sparks panic weeks before Thanksgiving The outbreak strain has also been found in raw turkey pet food and live turkeys, indicating it might be widespread in the turkey industry. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.November 8, 2018 / 9:54 PM GMTBy Maggie FoxOne person has died and 164 have been made sick in an outbreak of salmonella linked to raw turkey, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said ... [Full Article...]

Conjoined twins successfully separated by surgery in Australia

Conjoined twins successfully separated by surgery in Australia Surgeons were also able to divide the liver without compromising the girls, and are hopeful they will not have to spend time in ICU. Surgeons in Australia have begun separating conjoined twins from Bhutan in a delicate operation expected to last most of the day. [Full Article...]

First flu case this season confirmed in Windsor

First flu case this season confirmed in Windsor According to the CDC, "The 2017-18 season was the first season to be classified as a high severity across all age groups". According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza viruses circulate year-round; most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, but activity can last as late as May. [Full Article...]

Flu Shots Vs. Nasal Spray Vaccines - What’s The Difference?

Flu Shots Vs. Nasal Spray Vaccines - What’s The Difference? It is estimated that flu vaccination prevents millions of flu illnesses and tens of thousands of hospitalizations. Influenza is spread from person to person and comes with many nasty and sometimes lethal symptoms which include fevers, body aches, malaise, headaches, runny noses and sore throats. [Full Article...]


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