Medical

by | July 28, 2019 | 10:52

The Ebola outbreak in the country recorded back in August, 2018 in two provinces, the epidemic is still spreading. It also made a decision to authorize the immediate deployment of an AU Mission Against Ebola in DRC (MAEC), comprising medical doctors, laboratory experts, epidemiologists, nurses and other medical and paramedical personnel, as well as security personnel, as required for the protection of the Mission and treatment centers, in close coordination with the relevant DRC ...

by | July 27, 2019 | 07:07

West Nile isn't the only mosquito-borne illness that threatens humans in the area. "We also encourage everyone to remove any standing water that may harbor mosquitoes or call 311 for standing water they can not manage themselves", Barbot added.

by | July 27, 2019 | 05:11

Watch Nick Ferrari's interview with a specialist who says an ovarian cancer drug that has recently been approved for use could offer "a huge quality of life improvement" for patients. Dr Miles explained that with the drug the difference for ovarian cancer patients "is going to be massive" because "this is not chemotherapy, this is a novel agent, this is a maintenance agent".

by | July 27, 2019 | 04:43

Wee, also from BIDMC. Millions of adults are taking low-dose aspirin daily without their doctor's recommendation, according to a new study , jeopardizing their health in the process. People are still using their ignorance when it comes to benefits of taking aspirin, and according to health experts, that's a more risky thing. Using the most recent numbers available - from the 2017 National Health Interview Survey, which is representative of the USA population - researchers analysed a ...

by | July 27, 2019 | 01:26

Arturo Casadevall , chairman of molecular microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins University, told CNN . The researchers point to an emerging fungal pathogen, Candida auris , as the canary in the coal mine. Analyzing the temperature range for C. auris and a few dozen species that are its nearest fungal relatives, the scientists found that the new pathogen can grow at higher temperatures than most of these near-relatives, hinting that it may have acquired its thermal tolerance only ...

by | July 27, 2019 | 01:14

Gray became sick after swimming in Fantasy Lake Water Park in Hope Mills in Cumberland County on July 12. A brain-eating amoeba caused the death of a man from North Carolina this week. Local officials warned lake-goers to take precautions when entering the waters. "People should be aware that this organism is present in warm freshwater lakes, rivers and hot springs across North Carolina", Dr Moore said.

by | July 26, 2019 | 23:36

The 2019 cases have already eclipsed the total for all of previous year, when AZDHS reported 27 cases of the virus. Find tips here about what kinds of mosquito repellent to use, and how to apply it. Alberta's most common nuisance mosquito species has a population that's closely linked to rainfall, while the development of the mosquito species that carries West Nile is closely linked to heat.

by | July 24, 2019 | 21:29

It is is the latest outbreak - the second-largest ever- and is affecting two provinces in the country, North Kivu and Ituri. Wariness of outsiders has at times hampered the efforts of health workers trying to contain the Ebola outbreak, which has killed more than 1,700 people.

by | July 24, 2019 | 14:10

The mercury could hit 37C in London - beating the record for July - but will be much cooler in the West Country with temperatures in the 20s. Temperatures will increase as the week progresses, according to forecasters, from a high of 33C (91.4F) on Tuesday to 34C on Wednesday and rising up to 37C before the end of the week, which would be a July record.

by | July 24, 2019 | 07:11

While the risk of regional spread remains high, the risk outside the region remains low, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said after the announcement in Geneva . The PHEIC was declared after a World Health Organization emergency-committee meeting heard that a case had been confirmed in Goma , a city on the Rwandan border with a population of 2 million.

by | July 24, 2019 | 05:56

Another study also found that taking low-dose aspirin is associated with an increased risk for bleeding within the skull for people without heart disease. "And more concerning, one-half of adults over age 70 who don't have heart disease or stroke are taking aspirin regularly". The study had some limitations, including that the data was based on self-reported survey responses and that adults younger than 40 were not asked about aspirin use.

by | July 23, 2019 | 17:39

A Met Office spokesperson said: "Scattered thunderstorms moving north tonight and early Wednesday could lead to some power cuts and travel delays ". Weather experts are warning of thunderstorms in Nottinghamshire. "There is a small chance of a few homes and businesses likely, leading to some damage to buildings or structures". There is also a chance driving conditions will be worsened by water spray, standing water or hail, leading to longer journey times by vehicle and bus.

by | July 23, 2019 | 08:54

Health Minister Dr Oly Ilunga posted his resignation letter to Twitter, denouncing the DR Congo president's decision stating that it would "risk creating harmful confusion and cacophony". The Merck vaccine is tested but unlicensed, while the second drug is still in the trial investigation stage. He did not refer to anyone by name. President Felix Tshisekedi on Saturday appointed a team led by Jean-Jacques Muyembe, the head of Congo's biomedical research institute, to co-ordinate the ...

by | July 22, 2019 | 12:22

WASHINGTON | The Trump administration has told federally funded family planning clinics it is considering a delay in enforcing a controversial rule that bars them from referring women for abortions . Governor J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat, said the state would forgo all federal Title X funding while the Trump administration continues to impose its restriction - branded by critics as a "gag rule" created to silence doctor-patient communications about abortion options.

by | July 21, 2019 | 08:38

Four out of five people infected with West Nile virus will not show any symptoms. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of a Culex mosquitoes, commonly called a house mosquito, which has picked up the virus by feeding on an infected bird.

by | July 20, 2019 | 16:07

The Committee also advised that no country should close its borders or place any restrictions on travel and trade. Such restrictions, it said, would cause a bad economic impact on the region and hamper the fight to stop the outbreak. The province is closely linked by business, family ties and language to communities across the borders in Uganda and Rwanda. One of the biggest challenges with this outbreak is that even as health workers fight to contain the virus, they are facing attacks .

by | July 20, 2019 | 15:39

Signs of heat exhaustion include cold, clammy skin; a fast, weak pulse; vomiting; weakness and fainting. People can gauge how well they're hydrated by looking at their urine. If your home does not have central air conditioning or a window unit, your best bet is to maintain air circulation using fans-but only if it is cooler inside than outdoors.

by | July 20, 2019 | 05:24

But the amount of opioids prescribed per person is still around three times higher than it was in 1999, according to the CDC, which uses a unit called morphine milligram equivalents (MME) to account for differences in drug type and strength.

by | July 19, 2019 | 22:26

Sunday , July 21 will be mostly sunny and hot, with a high temperature around 97 degrees and a heat index around 102. Overnight temperatures will not drop below the mid to upper 70s. "Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke ", forecasters wrote. Outdoors workers and athletes, and their supervisors and coaches, should take extra precautions to prevent overexertion.

by | July 19, 2019 | 20:40

The tax would have slapped a 40 percent levy on the value of health insurance plans above $11,200 for single coverage and $30,100 for family policies beginning in 2022. "It'd be good to have a lot of certainty that this is no longer looming over this process for employer plans and employees", he said. "As 2022 approaches, more employers will have to closely scrutinize their health benefit offerings and make the necessary changes to avoid the tax, which may include reducing benefits and/or ...