Medical

by | March 14, 2019 | 05:28

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 206 measles cases were confirmed in the United States in the first two months of this year, the highest year-to-date number going back more than a quarter-century. Rangiora resident Jacqui Bath has abandoned her home after several measles cases in the North Canterbury town. People are considered immune if they have received two doses of MMR vaccine , have had a measles illness previously, or were born before 1969.

by | March 13, 2019 | 06:56

After being transferred to the intensive care unit, a robot machine came rolling into Quintana's room that showed a video from the doctor that informed him he would likely die within a few days. According to Wilharm, they explained the hospital was small and the robot was used to make rounds at night. That said, Gaskill-Hames says that they will use this situation as an opportunity to improve patients' experience with telemedicine.

by | March 10, 2019 | 20:27

The resignation came after the government's health and social care reform collapsed in parliament. "There will be no major impact on the economy". Juha Sipila's Centre-Right Government Resigns a Month Before Parliamentary Polls. Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila tendered his centre-right government's resignation on Friday after it failed to push a through a social and health care reform package, the president's office announced.

by | March 10, 2019 | 18:25

Not coincidentally, the stem cells that both patients received in the transplant came from donors with a double set of this rare CCR5 mutation. Publishing in the science journal " Nature ", researchers from University College London detail how they have achieved HIV remission in a man known publicly as the London Patient , making this the second of only two documented prolonged cases of remission of this kind in the world.

by | March 10, 2019 | 15:01

Both patients were treated with stem cell transplants from donors carrying a genetic mutation that prevents expression of an HIV receptor CCR5. A London man appears to be free of the virus that causes AIDS after a stem cell transplant , the second success including the " Berlin patient ", doctors reported .

by | March 10, 2019 | 05:28

MSF's latest update on the Congo outbreak stated that over 40 percent of the new cases of Ebola detected this year were people who contracted the disease and died without leaving their communities to seek medical treatment. While almost half of all deaths in the outbreak are happening away from treatment centres, another alarm bell is the fact that more than one-third of new cases are occurring outside of known transmission chains.

by | March 09, 2019 | 23:39

This means that these groups and pages won't show up in recommendations or in search predictions. We've also removed related targeting options, like " vaccine controversies". For instance, Facebook made no mention of deleting pages or groups that carry the anti-vaccination content. DFR, a small online forensics team of Washington-based Atlantic Council thinktank, has been working with Facebook to enhance the social network's investigations of foreign interference.

by | March 09, 2019 | 04:21

Spravato is a chemical mirror image of anesthetic ketamine , which is abused as a recreational party drug that goes by the street name Special K. The Food and Drug Administration approved a novel antidepressant - the first in decades to work in a completely new way in the brain - for people with depression that does not respond to other treatments.

by | March 08, 2019 | 10:28

He said his mother's "love, affection and care is apparent", but online conspiracies were making him and his siblings at risk for fully preventable diseases like measles, which is experiencing a massive and risky resurgence due to the anti-vaxx community.

by | March 07, 2019 | 21:40

Ravindra Gupta , who co-led a team of doctors treating the man, described his patient as "functionally cured" and "in remission", but cautioned: "It's too early to say he's cured". The unidentified man in the United Kingdom, who is being called "the London patient", received bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection.

by | March 07, 2019 | 09:42

That year, he was also diagnosed with stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma . The donor - who was unrelated - had a genetic mutation known as CCR5 delta 32, which confers resistance to HIV . As of now, people who have been diagnosed with HIV have to take antiretroviral medication to suppress the virus for the rest of their lives. Doctors in London say they have apparently eradicated HIV from a patient's body.

by | March 06, 2019 | 14:52

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and a group of 20 states announced separate lawsuits Monday against the Trump administration's "Protect Life" rule which will partially defund Planned Parenthood along with other abortion providers due to new requirements that federal Title X family planning funds can not go to abortion facilities.

by | March 06, 2019 | 06:14

Gupta's case was in an HIV-positive man with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma who received a transplant of hematopoietic stem cells from a donor with two copies of the so-called CCR5 gene mutation - the same one allegedly edited by He Jiankui that led to the birth of the world's first gene-edited babies previous year.

by | March 06, 2019 | 02:39

That study involved 537,000 Danish children. "Over 20 years have passed since the publication of a controversial Lancet paper that turned a number of parents around the world against the MMR vaccine due to an implied link with autism", says Dr Hannah Kirk from the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences.

by | March 06, 2019 | 01:45

For this reason, he's often described as being the first patient "cured" of HIV , although technically that's incorrect, since remission and cures are not the same thing (as sometimes remissions are not complete, if the viral load stages a resurgence).

by | March 05, 2019 | 22:44

Three pharmaceutical companies recalled 87 lots of blood pressure drugs Losartan and Valsartan this week after traces of a cancer-causing chemical were discovered. FDA scientists have developed novel and sophisticated testing methods specifically created to detect and measure N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) and N-Nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) impurities in ARB medicines.

by | March 05, 2019 | 10:38

After HIV-resistant blood cells derived from the transplant supplanted the recipients' vulnerable cells, the two patients stopped taking the antiretroviral (ARV) drugs that had been damping down their infections. To test whether he was truly in HIV-1 remission, the London patient disrupted his usual antiretroviral therapy. "I think that finding a scalable cure that is safe and can be applied to a vast majority of individuals living with HIV is definitely attainable, but we have a lot more ...

by | March 02, 2019 | 03:56

Full vaccination is 97 percent effective at preventing measles. In recent news, there have been reports of an outbreak of measles across southwest Washington State and northwest OR where health officials have stated that there have been accounts of over 50 people who contracted the disease.

by | March 02, 2019 | 03:40

The bill would require doctors performing abortions in Kentucky to certify in writing that, to their knowledge, their patient did not want to end her pregnancy because of concern over her unborn child's sex, race, color, national origin or disability.

by | March 01, 2019 | 16:22

Regulatory changes to the federal program that sustains Planned Parenthood and other women's care providers have sparked serious concerns among healthcare advocates in New Jersey, where residents in 13 of the 21 counties depend on a single, federally funded-clinic for affordable family planning services.