Health Care

by | June 09, 2018 | 23:32

Existing medical knowledge has no way of accurately assessing whether any pregnancy will result in an early delivery, but this test was shown to have identified women who would go on to deliver babies up to two months prematurely. The lead authors are former Stanford postdoctoral scholar Thuy Ngo and Stanford graduate student Mira Moufarrej . Defined as a baby arriving at least three weeks early, premature birth affects 9% of U.S.

by | June 09, 2018 | 16:04

A group of 20 US states sued the federal government in February, claiming the law was no longer constitutional after last year's repeal of that penalty that individuals had to pay for not having insurance. "The brief filed by the Trump Administration yesterday represents a shocking break from precedent, and relies on legally dubious, partisan claims to argue against the constitutionality of the current law", they said in a joint statement .

by | June 09, 2018 | 14:24

Notably absent from the signing ceremony was Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) who co-sponsored the bill. Their effort has run into stringent opposition from a White House still reeling from conservative backlash to the $1.3 trillion government-wide spending bill Trump signed in March.

by | June 09, 2018 | 08:49

Having said that, the study found that there was not enough evidence to link the prevalence of myopia to people remaining in education or extending their years of study. The researchers found "strong evidence" that education was one of the drivers behind higher myopia rates. It is not known whether "Bright Light" classrooms provide protection against myopia and replicate the effects of increasing time spent outdoors and the research team suggest that future studies could look at whether this ...

by | June 09, 2018 | 04:25

On Thursday night, the DOJ declined to defend ObamaCare against a lawsuit filed by Texas and 19 other GOP-led states, arguing that the law is unconstitutional. The major difference is that the Justice Department under President Donald Trump has largely switched sides. The US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, said in a letter to Congress on Thursday that Trump, who campaigned on repealing the law and almost did so his first year in office, approved the legal strategy.

by | June 09, 2018 | 02:54

Shah, M.D., J.D. Walmart stores in IL have removed pre-cut melons linked to this outbreak from their shelves. The CDC said people can contract the virus from touching live poultry or their environment, even if the birds appear to be healthy and clean.

by | June 08, 2018 | 23:40

Anthony Bourdain , renowned American celebrity chef and host of popular travel show, Parts Unknown , has died at age 61 of an apparent suicide. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly hard time". He became famous for his book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly , which was released in the year 2010. "We mourn the loss to his family and to the millions of people he touched, including many of us in this small province".

by | June 08, 2018 | 21:23

From 1999 to 2016, rates increased in almost all states, ranging from a 6-percent increase in DE to a 57-percent increase in North Dakota. "Research for many years and across social and health science fields has demonstrated a strong relationship between economic downturns and an increase in deaths due to suicide", Sarah Burgard, an associate professor of sociology at the University of MI, told the Washington Post .

by | June 08, 2018 | 19:46

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by | June 08, 2018 | 18:03

Rosenberg is a pioneer in harnessing the immune system to fight cancer. "But because this new approach to immunotherapy is dependent on mutations, not on cancer type, it is in a sense a blueprint we can use for the treatment of many types of cancer'".

by | June 08, 2018 | 09:55

There was a 22 percent rise in cases of gonorrhoea in 2017 compared to 2016 (from 36,577 in 2016 to 44,676 in 2017) and a strain of super gonorrhoea which can not be treated by antibiotics has made its way into the stats. "There is no time for complacency", she said. Health inequalities will remain and councils may be unable to respond effectively to unforeseen outbreaks'.

by | June 08, 2018 | 09:25

It sounds... rather more broccoli-flavoured than many might usually prefer their coffee to be, and doesn't take into account drinkers who prefer their brew without milk. According to Mashable , the broccoli powder is made by using a "combination of selected pre-treatment and drying processes" that keeps the flavor, color, and nutrients from the tiny green trees while also making it easy to mix in to any sort of liquid.

by | June 08, 2018 | 09:47

People who don't drink alcohol are far more likely to take time off work for sick leave than people who drink in moderation, according to a new study. She adds that there are diseases or treatments that prohibit alcohol use, and this can explain the additional risks of a number of abstainers. 'Moreover, participants to whom at-risk drinking causes health problems may retire early or become unemployed.

by | June 08, 2018 | 05:18

Gov. Tom Wolf's administration says individual market health insurance rates are set to remain stable next year, following two years of steep increases. Emblem is seeking a 31.5 percent increase, with 12 percent attributed to the repeal. The state agency is expected to make a decision on the rate hike requests later this summer.

by | June 08, 2018 | 06:08

Doctors score each part score of zero to two, with the highest total score being 10. The score, which has a scale of 0-2, helps in gauging the health of a newborn by taking into cognizance the basic functions of the body like heart rate, muscles' tone, respiration patterns, reflex, etc.

by | June 08, 2018 | 05:39

In the East, Vermont, New Hampshire and SC saw dramatic spikes as well. Nevada is the only state listed showing a decrease in the suicide rate since 1999 - and that decrease was just 1 percent, according to the report released Thursday.

by | June 07, 2018 | 21:09

Kiessling Jr. said Tuesday. Adverse reactions may include local irritation, allergic reactions, phlebitis, end-organ granuloma, tissue ischemia, pulmonary emboli, pulmonary dysfunction, pulmonary infarction, and toxicity. Naloxone is also available in the intravenous form, intramuscular, and subcutaneous. Hospira is asking distributors and retailers to discontinue using and distributing the recalled product.

by | June 07, 2018 | 09:28

Kennebec County Superior Court Justice Michaela Murphy ultimately sided with advocates, ordering the state to comply with the November referendum. The federal government hasn't signaled whether it'll approve it. Yet fed-up voters demanded it in a ballot measure in November. The governor has called for lawmakers to fund the state share of Medicaid expansion under his terms, which includes no tax hikes.

by | June 07, 2018 | 05:26

The country's main welfare program for retirees, Social Security, also faces an uncertain future. Medicare trustees say the trust fund that covers Medicare Part A, which pays for hospital stays, home health services, nursing homes and hospice care, will run out of money sooner than expected.

by | June 06, 2018 | 05:21

The Social Security Administration's main campus is seen, in January 2013, in Woodlawn, Md. The report says Social Security will become insolvent in 2034 - no change from the projection past year. After 2034, the trustees say Social Security will be able to pay out about three-quarters of the benefits it owes to recipients. Medicare, the program that provides health care for older Americans and those who are disabled, is covered by two big trust funds.

by | June 06, 2018 | 00:52

During the study, the women were given a genetic test called Oncotype DX to determine their risk for cancer reoccurrence. This would mean those women can be spared chemotherapy, and its associated side effects, after surgery. Being able to avoid chemotherapy would be a blessing for thousands of women with breast cancer. Dr. Lisa Carey, a breast specialist at the University of North Carolina's Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, said she would be very comfortable advising patients to ...

by | June 05, 2018 | 22:20

Instead of the swimsuit segment, contestants will do a live interactive session with the judges , according to ABC News. Effective this year, the show will scrap the famed swimsuit competition. 10, 2017, in Atlantic City, N.J. An email scandal last December in which former Miss America officials denigrated the intelligence, appearance and sex lives of former title winners led to a shake-up at the top, and the group's top three leadership positions are now held by women.

by | June 05, 2018 | 16:56

Dr. Steven Rosenberg , chief of surgery at the National Cancer Institute , told the BBC: "We're talking about the most highly personalised treatment imaginable". Judy Perkins, an engineer from Florida, was 49 when she was selected for the radical new therapy after several rounds of routine chemotherapy failed to stop a tumour in her right breast from growing and spreading to her liver and other areas.

by | June 05, 2018 | 09:41

It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors' quality of life. The event will be hosted at East Waverly Park in Waverly from 1 to 4 p.m. The Cancer Survivors Day party will have information on during and after treatment, nutrition and physical activity information, and a variety of vendors with beneficial community and health information.

by | June 05, 2018 | 09:53

Three of 31 geographic districts won't have dispensaries. They either received no applications or had no qualifying applicant. Three separate state agencies - the departments of pharmacy and commerce and the OH medical board - are in charge of licensing and standards for the new program.

by | June 05, 2018 | 07:45

But researchers said it was the first time immunotherapy has been shown to benefit some men with prostate cancer , the most common cancer among men. The team at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London said the results were "spectacular" and a "big deal". Prof de Bono said the drug was "well tolerated" by patients "with relatively few severe side effects".

by | June 04, 2018 | 23:48

After Thursday, I will no longer be Ontario's Premier. She has got guts to show her face on TV and say she is proud of what the Liberals have accomplished, knowing she has dug a financial hole so deep our great-grandchildren won't be able to get out of it.

by | June 04, 2018 | 23:17

This resulted in a "highly personalised" anti-cancer therapy that yielded "complete tumour regression", the researchers wrote. "For countless women and their doctors, the days of uncertainty are over", said Dr Kathy Albain, oncologist at the Loyola University Health System, and a co-author of the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine simultaneously with its presentation at ASCO.

by | June 04, 2018 | 18:13

A new study presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology provides much-needed clarity: Most of these women can safely skip chemo . Laccetti's cancer has not returned. John Heymach, a professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center who was not involved in the Merck-funded study, described it as a "true milestone" and "a real important advance for patients".

by | June 03, 2018 | 23:58

Among the individuals, Ella Spina , who lost her grandfather to cancer a few years ago, had raised $2,975, followed by Grace Tortorella , with $2,430, and cancer survivor Donna Spano , with $2,342. Dozens of survivors led by White and Larry Weakand, a pancreatic cancer survivor and honorary chairperson, for the survivor lap. Relay For Life is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries.

by | June 03, 2018 | 21:19

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the growing season for lettuce in Arizona, suspected in the spread of the bacteria, ended in mid-April. According to the latest statement from the CDC, numerous people affected fell ill two to three weeks ago, when the contaminated lettuce was still on shop shelves.

by | June 02, 2018 | 20:40

The study , by a research team that also included scientists from Stanford University, was presented at the annual conference of the American Society of Clinical Oncologists in Chicago. The non-invasive DNA blood test isn't yet ready to use in practice, but the test would enable cancers to be detected in the early stages, before symptoms begin, when treatment is more likely to succeed.

by | June 02, 2018 | 14:44

Madhusudhanan who died at a private hospital here had contracted the virus from Kozhikode Medical College Hospital. Kerala Health Director RL Saritha said that the state had not received any information about the death of an army man who is suspected to have died of Nipah in Kolkata earlier this week.

by | June 02, 2018 | 06:46

Twenty five more people have confirmed to have contracted the disease who also reported eating romaine lettuce in the week before their illness started. In total, 197 people across 35 states have become sick since March 13. It takes two to three weeks between when a person becomes ill with E. coli and when the illness is reported to CDC.

by | June 02, 2018 | 05:22

This is the third time this year the Virginia House has passed a state budget that would expand Medicaid, but the Republicans in the Senate previously blocked the attempts in February and April. Several state Republicans dropped their opposition this year, saying the state would be better off with increased federal funding for the program. McPike noted that the budget bill, with its infusion of federal Medicaid dollars, will allow the state to use money it had been spending on indigent care ...