Health Care

New breast-cancer screening guidelines stoke debate over patient notification

New breast-cancer screening guidelines stoke debate over patient notification With Samoa and the world marking World Cancer Day today, we are reminded of the efforts of those who have survived this dreaded disease and lived to tell their story. In Rwanda, screening can be done in 26 hospitals and 240 health centres. "By detecting cancer at its earliest stage, we seize the greatest opportunity to prevent millions of avoidable deaths worldwide", the UICC's chief execu... [Full Article...]

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws

Northwest measles outbreak revives debate over vaccine laws No cases of measles have been reported in Chelan or Douglas County. Advocates of the anti-vaccine movement, which is strong in the western United States, continue to spread misinformation on social media, Dr. Washington also has a higher-than-average percentage of vaccine exemptions. Liberal-leaning OR and Washington have some of the nation's highest statewide vaccine exemption rates, driven... [Full Article...]

Eating breakfast may not be a good strategy for weight loss

Eating breakfast may not be a good strategy for weight loss Yet a balanced breakfast can have many upsides for both adults and children: it delivers nutrients, provides energy to start the day, and may improve cognition and mood. Spector also noted the growing popularity and scientific weight behind time-restricted eating, a form of intermittent fasting where adherents limit their food intake to a particular window of time every day - those on the 16... [Full Article...]

Washington Governor declares state of emergency over measles outbreak

Thirty-one of the confirmed patients had not been vaccinated against measles. Health officials in Washington state have declared a state of emergency over the measles. 1 killer of children worldwide before the vaccine was made available in 1963. Measles virus travels through the air. But measles is still a big problem in other parts of the world, and travelers infected overseas can bring the v... [Full Article...]

Health professionals urging vaccinations in light of measles outbreak

Health professionals urging vaccinations in light of measles outbreak Once upon a time, the United States had eliminated the measles, but outbreaks have increased as the anti-vaccine movement takes hold - and 18 states now allow for non-medical "philosophical" vaccination exemptions. All states require immunizations for children to attend school. Clark County, the heart of the measles outbreak, has a vaccination rate of only 84.5 percent for kindergarteners when... [Full Article...]

Officials Urge Vaccinations Amid Northwest Measles Outbreak

Clark County Public Health has confirmed more than 30 measles cases since January 1. In Oregon and Washington , people may have been exposed to the disease at about four dozen locations, including Portland International Airport and a Portland Trail Blazers game, officials said. [Full Article...]

New York mayor proposes requiring paid leave, a first for US

New York mayor proposes requiring paid leave, a first for US The legislation would have to be passed by the City Council. And the city's strict campaign finance laws do not allow for spending campaign cash on legal woes. The programs will include customer-friendly call lines to help New Yorkers-regardless of their insurance-make appointments with general practitioners, cardiologists, pediatricians, gynecologists and a full spectrum of health care services. [Full Article...]

Mayor says NYC will expand health coverage to 600000 people

Mayor says NYC will expand health coverage to 600000 people In 2006, when Newsom was mayor of San Francisco, the city created a universal healthcare program for uninsured and low-income residents, which has been eyed as a potential model for the rest of California. On Tuesday, de Blasio announced the city would pay for anyone, including illegal aliens, to receive health care, something they've dubbed NYC Care. [Full Article...]

De Blasio says every resident in NYC will be guaranteed health care

De Blasio says every resident in NYC will be guaranteed health care The option will also provide healthcare to undocumented immigrants, said de Blasio, because they are still part of the community. In making the announcement on national television, Mr.de Blasio appeared to be trying to heighten that contrast and thrust his efforts on behalf of undocumented New Yorkers into the national debate over immigration, hours before Mr. [Full Article...]

Thailand Legalizes Medical Marijuana As New Year’s ‘Gift’

Thailand Legalizes Medical Marijuana As New Year’s ‘Gift’ Passed on Christmas Day, the law legalizes the production, import, export, possession, and use of marijuana and kratom products for medical purposes. Medications derived from cannabis became legal in Germany past year. The change is the first "baby step" to shifting rather archaic laws concerning weed in Southeast Asia, which now sees the death penalty attached to trafficking in some neighbori... [Full Article...]

New report on substance abuse finds alarming number of teenagers vaping nicotine

New report on substance abuse finds alarming number of teenagers vaping nicotine An estimated 3.6 million USA teens are now using e-cigarettes, representing 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle schoolers, according to the latest federal figures. But that's not quite as beneficial as it seems since the teens are replacing drug use with vaping and alcohol. There's yet more disturbing news about kids vaping nicotine . [Full Article...]

Health care sector roils after ACA court ruling

Health care sector roils after ACA court ruling The opinion is likely to be appealed, and the final decision may ultimately lay with the US Supreme Court . It has "no impact to current coverage or coverage in a 2019 plan", Seema Verma, administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said on Twitter. [Full Article...]

Neti pot Seattle death: Doctors issue warning after brain infection ki

Upon further investigation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention subsequently made a decision to test the water at a Texas surf resort he visited before getting sick. Although extremely rare, B. mandrillari is deadly, with nearly 90 percent of cases of infection resulting in death. People can't be infected by simply swallowing water contaminated with amoebas. [Full Article...]

OneBlood searches for extremely rare blood to save two-year-old Florida girl

OneBlood searches for extremely rare blood to save two-year-old Florida girl Must be exclusively of Pakistani, Indian or Iranian descent, meaning the donor's birth parents are both 100% Pakistani, Indian or Iranian. Zainab's red blood cells are missing a common antigen known as Indian-B, said Susan Forbes, vice president of marketing and communications for OneBlood . [Full Article...]

George H.W. Bush’s Service Dog Sully Has A New Assignment

George H.W. Bush’s Service Dog Sully Has A New Assignment An aide helped Dole, 95, who arrived in a wheelchair, to his feet and Dole, once standing, saluted. According to USA TODAY, Trump on Saturday proclaimed a day of mourning . Controversial as a politician, the 41st president has been feted in death as the embodiment of a public servant - with some of the commemorations pointedly contrasting him with the current White House occupant. [Full Article...]

World AIDS day observed on December 1

World AIDS day observed on December 1 The SACBC AIDS Office is marking the 1 December anniversary with Candle Lighting, prayers for those affected by HIV and distribution of information leaflets to the public. Deputy President David Mabuza says he's encouraged that more young people are finally standing up against the stigma and the scourge of the HIV/Aids, as well as drug abuse and other social ills. [Full Article...]

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrage

Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrage He also said he had halted his clinical trials for the time being due to the uproar, but the 34-year-old scientist added he would consider altering the genes of his future children. But Daley argued that a consensus was a emerging that "if we can solve the scientific challenges, it may be a moral imperative that it should be permitted". [Full Article...]

Horrific crash injures drivers, marshal and photographers at F3 Macau GP

Horrific crash injures drivers, marshal and photographers at F3 Macau GP On Twitter , Floersch thanked everyone for the messages of support. Four other people were taken to hospital, including Japanese driver Tsuboi, two photographers and a track marshall. The race continued on after an hour delay and was won by Daniel Ticktum. It's probably the worst crash you've ever seen. Floersch has previously raced in the ADAC Formula 4 Championship, where she became the f... [Full Article...]

Human Body becomes Resistant to Antibiotics with Continuous Dosage: Health Warning

Human Body becomes Resistant to Antibiotics with Continuous Dosage: Health Warning Collecting the data is vital for tackling antimicrobial resistance, the extremely worrying trend of bacterial infections becoming immune to antibiotics, the report said. "It can make your infection more hard to diagnose and eventually to treat and that antibiotic may not be safe for you if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other medications", Rothoff said. [Full Article...]

Strategic Mobility Group, LLC Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month…

Strategic Mobility Group, LLC Kicks Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month… Awareness efforts are plastered across buildings with neon pink lights, shelves lined with pink products, public service awareness ads in newspapers, brands endorsing their breast cancer awareness agenda and celebrities promoting awareness drives while wearing pink ribbons, some even articulating a specific person or family member affected by breast cancer for whom they're dedicating their e... [Full Article...]


1 2 3 4 5 6 7  Next »