Medical

by | October 19, 2018 | 22:11

The flu season which peaked in around the start of February of this year took approximately 80,000 lives. The flu vaccine helps to prevent the flu or the severity of the illness if contracted. An overwhelming majority of them had not been vaccinated. Even in a normal season, Health Canada says influenza-related complications can land about 12,000 Canadians in hospital and kill 3,500.

by | October 19, 2018 | 11:24

Fergus Ewing , Scotland's rural economy secretary, said the government has set up a precautionary ban on the movement of animals from the farm, which is "standard procedure". More than 180,000 cattle were thought to have been struck down by the disease and the European Union put a ban on importing British beef between 1996 and 2006.

by | October 19, 2018 | 04:34

The rare illness affects the nervous system and spinal cord, causing muscle-weakness and reflexes in the body to weaken. The CDC does not know what the cause of the virus is yet. Since officials have been unable so far to determine how the disease spreads, they are starting to count suspected cases as well as confirmed to better anticipate increases over the coming months.

by | October 19, 2018 | 00:51

The state's flu reporting season runs from September 1 to May 31. The Maryland Department of Health announced the first confirmed cases of the flu Tuesday, an adult and child in Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore. The report did not say where the child died but did say the child was otherwise healthy before getting the flu. The CDC has also approved the use of nasal spray vaccines this year.

by | October 18, 2018 | 23:16

In an interview with Reuters , McConnell said that his party's failure past year to repeal the health-care law, also known as Obamacare, was "the one disappointment of this Congress from a Republican point of view". On social programs, McConnell said in an interview with Reuters: "Entitlements are the long-term drivers of the debt". Republicans spent most of the Obama administration slamming deficits, but they have mainly ignored the issue during the Trump administration to support ...

by | October 18, 2018 | 22:45

The illness has led to 21 hospitalizations. According to the CDC , as of October 17, 92 people have been reported sick from 29 states, including Florida, and 21 people have been hospitalized. The CDC said testing shows that the outbreak strain of salmonella is resistant to multiple antibiotics that may be used to treat people with severe a salmonella infection.

by | October 18, 2018 | 21:43

The Committee will gather this Wednesday, October 17th, in Geneva to discuss whether this recent Ebola outbreak represents a public health crisis of global concern and what are the recommendations that should be developed to address this epidemic.

by | October 18, 2018 | 15:26

The average price target by the analysts will see a 7.46% rise in the stock and would lead to UNH's market cap to surge to $281.48B. In the meantime, the UnitedHealth Group Incorporated's 14-day RSI was settled at 40.52. Tracking current stock price levels in relation to some other popular moving averages, we have noted that the stock is trading -1.57% away from the 50-day MA and -2.11% off of the 20-day MA.

by | October 18, 2018 | 14:54

Another potential cause of AFM is a type of enterovirus called EV D68, Todd said. Each year since then, usually in August or September, the CDC has logged a spike in the illness. Health officials urge parents to be vigilant, as there's a lot unknown about the syndrome and what causes it. Messonnier also said none of this year's cases have been linked to West Nile virus .

by | October 18, 2018 | 14:40

The CDC fears the outbreak could be widespread in the chicken industry because the strain is present in live chickens and in many types of raw chicken products. Testing has shown that the strain of bacteria that has made people sick has been resistant to multiple antibiotics. If possible, use a separate cutting board for raw chicken and other raw meats.

by | October 18, 2018 | 11:59

But that bug - enterovirus D68 - could not be definitively linked to the illnesses. About 120 confirmed cases were reported in 2014. CDC experts say the overall rate of AFM is about one in a one million. Viruses, environmental toxins and genetic disorders are among the suspected causes of the illness, which often begins with fever, respiratory issues and muscle weakness.

by | October 18, 2018 | 07:53

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare , is working with Apple by using Apple Watch and iPhone to change the patient journey for two of the most common surgeries Americans undergo each year - knee and hip replacement.

by | October 18, 2018 | 07:43

Of the adulterated products, almost 46 percent were for sexual performance, 41 percent were for weight loss and 12 percent were for building muscle. Importance Over half of adults in the United States report consuming dietary supplements .

by | October 17, 2018 | 22:51

Several cases have been linked to enteroviruses or other germs, but officials have not been able to find a cause for the majority of the cases. "Right now, we know that poliovirus is not the cause of these AFM cases". The condition remains very rare. "We recommend seeking medical care right away if you or your child develop sudden weakness of the arms or legs". The agency knows that poliovirus is not the cause of these cases because the CDC has tested every single stool specimen from ...

by | October 17, 2018 | 20:58

Louis has its first reported case of acute flaccid myelitis . According to the director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases , Nancy Messonnier, 90 percent of AFM cases since 2014 have involved people 18 years and younger.

by | October 17, 2018 | 11:08

AFM is extremely rare, with the CDC estimating that less than one in a million people in the United States will get AFM every year. There is no specific treatment for AFM, but treatments that have been tried include immunoglobulin replacement therapy , corticosteroids, plasma exchange and antiviral therapy, according to the National Institutes of Health .

by | October 17, 2018 | 01:27

Researchers have discovered the remains of a child at an ancient Roman site that shows signs of a " vampire burial ". Locals are calling it the " Vampire of Lugnano". "Interred near numerous infants were the remains of at least 12 puppies all less than six months old and one dog about a year old, all found with various body parts, usually heads or mandibles, missing", Soren wrote in a 1996 report about the cemetery .

by | October 17, 2018 | 01:19

Across the USA there were 38 confirmed cases in 16 states this year through September 30, according to the CDC. Among the concerns the CDC has are that the agency does not know the cause of AFM, why there has been an increase in cases since 2014, or the long-term effects of the illness.

by | October 16, 2018 | 19:09

The department said 125,000 people received the flu shot a year ago through the province's publicly funded vaccination program. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says two people have died of the flu so far this season. 30 percent of parents feel flu vaccines are a conspiracy. More than 50-percent of parents believe their child can get the flu from the flu shot. "It's important that we deal with the science and the facts", CBS News medical contributor Dr.

by | October 16, 2018 | 02:31

While some cancers progress quickly, there are people who live for years after a diagnosis. This year she raised $3,200 for the walk alone, and has raised over $17,000 in the five years she's done the 3K. A shorter pregnancy was also linked with an increased risk of breast cancer, with those who had given birth between 26-32 weeks of gestation being 30 per cent more likely to develop the disease in their lifetime than those who had given birth at 40-41 weeks.