Medical

by | June 18, 2019 | 03:40

In a statement, the panel of 13 independent medical experts on the WHO's Emergency Committee urged neighbouring "at risk" countries to improve their preparedness for detecting and managing imported cases, "as Uganda has done". The WHO said Uganda had also vaccinated almost 4,700 health workers in 165 health facilities. Only four emergencies have been declared in the past decade, including the worst ever Ebola outbreak, which hit West Africa in 2014-2016.

by | June 17, 2019 | 15:59

In some cases, fecal transplants worked quickly and saved the lives of patients who had been wasting away with uncontrollable diarrhea . The nonprofit organization OpenBiome has more on fecal microbiota transplant . The donor stool used for the transplant was not properly screened for harmful drug-resistant organisms prior to the procedure. "The medical community is actively engaged in exploring the potential uses of fecal microbiota for transplantation", he said.

by | June 16, 2019 | 17:40

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC ) does not qualify as an worldwide threat, even though cases have been confirmed in neighbouring Uganda . "The global community must step up funding and support for the strengthening of preparedness and response in the DRC and the neighbouring countries".

by | June 13, 2019 | 23:09

The study by the American Medical Association found a link between sleeping with the television or light on, and weight gain . A study followed nearly 44,000 women for five years and those who left lights on at night gained up to 11lbs (5kg).

by | June 12, 2019 | 10:37

They were directed to an isolation center, but then six members of the family fled the facility, crossing into Uganda, said the Congolese Health Ministry, which alerted Ugandan authorities of the family's movements. There have been more than 2,000 confirmed and probable cases of the Ebola virus in Congo since August, with almost 1,400 deaths. Ebola virus disease is a severe illness that is spread through contact with the body fluids such as vomit, blood and faeces of a person sick with the ...

by | June 08, 2019 | 19:39

Two major diagnostics companies, Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp , were also impacted by the data breach. Senators sought answers Friday from a collection agency blamed with a recently disclosed data breach affecting millions of patients of some the country's largest clinical labs .

by | June 08, 2019 | 18:34

Congressman Bergman continued, "As veterans in the First District of MI seek care, they will experience increased choice and timeliness". Butler VA Director John Lasell says help is available to determine if vets are eligible to participate in the program.

by | June 08, 2019 | 08:31

They may have had access to patient credit card numbers, bank account information, medical information and other personal information , including social security numbers . The S&P 500 company's announcement came just a day after clinical laboratory operator Quest Diagnostics reported a similar security breach that affected 12 million of its patients.

by | June 05, 2019 | 02:56

The sudden and unexpected deaths are being investigated by local Fijian authorities, with their family saying that early indications point towards a virus . The department said it is monitoring the on-going local investigation. The US Embassy in Fiji, who were contacted for comment by KVUE , didn't comment specifically on the couple's death, but said there has been warnings of a risky flu affecting the island nation.

by | June 04, 2019 | 17:26

On Monday, the USA clinical laboratory said that American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), a billing collections provider that works with Quest, informed the company that an unauthorized user had managed to obtain access to AMCA systems.

by | June 03, 2019 | 23:40

The company said laboratory test results weren't affected by the breach. Quest and Optum360 were first notified on May 14, 2019 of potential unauthorized activity on AMCA's web payment page. Since learning of the AMCA data security incident, Quest Diagnostics has suspended sending collection requests to AMCA. It indicated that plans are in the works to begin notifying individual patients but did not give a timeline.

by | June 02, 2019 | 14:36

The results of the trial were astronomical - when left alone, mosquito numbers soared, but when infected with the spider-toxin fungus, around 99 per cent of the mosquitoes perished. The researchers mixed the fungal spored with sesame oil and wiped these on to black cotton sheets. In order to be exposed to the deadly fungus, the mosquitoes had to land on the sheets.

by | May 31, 2019 | 16:58

That's the greatest number since 1994, which had 963 cases in the entire year, and it's a dramatic spike from the 372 cases in 2018. "The measles elimination goal, first announced in 1963 and accomplished in 2000, was a monumental task". Robert Redfield said in the statement. Public health officials have blamed the measles resurgence on the spread of misinformation about vaccines, as a vocal fringe of parents oppose vaccines, believing, contrary to scientific studies, that ingredients in ...

by | May 31, 2019 | 16:11

The tally is the highest in the USA since 1994, when the total number of cases for the year hit 963. In an email statement, the CDC said the U.S. measles elimination goal-to stop continuous local transmission-was first announced in 1963, and it took until 2000 for the nation to achieve it, which was a monumental task.

by | May 31, 2019 | 06:54

More and more people are celebrating the 28 of May - International National Burger Day - with a big juicy slab of... plant-based protein. Meanwhile, Impossible Foods Inc., a leading creator of plant-based substitutes for meat and dairy products, has recently announced the introduction of the Impossible Burger 2.0, an improved recipe over previous meat substitutes that tastes, well, a lot meatier, Vox reports .

by | May 31, 2019 | 05:28

Although the ill effects of vaping aren't apparent in full, e-cigarettes lack numerous carcinogens present in treated tobacco . They also tracked what happened when those cells were bathed in blood taken from people right after they had an e-cigarette, the way chemicals from vaping would make their way to the cardiovascular system.

by | May 31, 2019 | 00:27

While it's still illegal to bring psychoactive marijuana onto flights, the TSA's updated guidelines indicate that "hemp-derived CBD" or medications "approved by the FDA are legal as long as it is produced within regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018".

by | May 30, 2019 | 17:44

You may remember the motion was first drafted back in January of a year ago, when it was put forward to be included in a new revision of the "International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems" as a " disorder due to addictive behaviour".

by | May 29, 2019 | 16:14

According to ICD-11, doctors can diagnose someone with burnout if they have three symptoms. While he said that " Gaming Disorder " was "an occasional or transitory behavior", he believes it necessary for mental health professionals to help spot possible early warning signs.

by | May 29, 2019 | 09:01

Originally, the motion regarding gaming disorder had been drafted back in January 2018, submitted for inclusion in a revised version of the "International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems". Several other conditions were also added to the ICD , including compulsive sexual behaviour, which was classified as a mental disorder, the AFP reported .