by | November 30, 2018 | 02:15

Now, life expectancy is decreasing. "I think this is a very dismal picture of health in the United States", Joshua M. Sharfstein, vice dean for public health practice and community engagement at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, told the Post Thursday.

by | November 29, 2018 | 21:57

To date, provisional figures for 2018 indicate that there have been 459 new HIV diagnoses in Ireland, 26 ahead of this time past year, which equates to over ten new infections per week. The figures are drastically different within the European Union, though, when compared with the eastern part of the region. The HIV surveillance in Northern Ireland 2018 study shows that 84 of these cases were diagnosed in 2017.

by | November 29, 2018 | 21:25

Overall, the statistics show a "downward trend in life expectancy since 2014", a time period over which Americans have lost 0.3 years of life, said Robert Anderson, chief of the mortality statistics branch at the NCHS. But it's deaths in younger age groups - particularly middle-aged people - that have had the largest impact on calculations of life expectancy, experts said.

by | November 29, 2018 | 12:21

It may not be the most burning of unanswered science questions, but researchers have figured out how long it would take for a swallowed Lego to re-emerge in the toilet bowl. The results showed that the time it takes to pass a Lego is actually quite short. The team concluded: "A toy object quickly passes through adult subjects with no complications".

by | November 29, 2018 | 08:10

The study's twins, referred to as "Lulu and Nana", are said to be in excellent health, and the full details of the corresponding study promised to be provided for public review in the near future. "We do know that CCR5 is important for HIV entry, but like most things in biology, a gene doesn't do just one thing". More than 100 scientists, mostly in China, said in an open letter on Tuesday the use of CRISPR-Cas9 technology to edit the genes of human embryos was unsafe and unjustified.

by | November 29, 2018 | 08:05

Children's asthma is one of the most frequent diseases among the younger generation . If the findings were replicated in Britain - where 1.1 million under 18s have asthma - it would mean more than 100,000 children might have avoided the illness if they were a healthy size.

by | November 29, 2018 | 08:03

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed 116 cases of a rare, polio-like condition so far this year, making it the highest amount the USA has seen since 2016. In 2016 there were 149 confirmed cases in 39 states and D.C., while in the last five months of 2014 there were 120 confirmed cases in 34 states. It's not clear whether there is more of a risk of AFM in states that have a higher number of cases or if those states are just better at identifying and reporting patients.

by | November 29, 2018 | 05:24

HM Inspector of Constabulary Zoë Billingham told the BBC that police are clearly doing a good job and definitely have a role to play, but said they are "over-stretched" and "overwhelmed" and the current system is "failing people". The peak time for calls to forces is between 3pm and 6pm Monday to Friday, when GP surgeries, social care and community mental health teams close. Arrests in England and Wales have halved in a decade, while recorded crime has risen recently in a number of ...

by | November 28, 2018 | 09:39

Expanding on his motivations in a YouTube video , He spoke about discrimination that HIV-positive people still face in China and many developing countries. "The medical ethics review exists in the name only". He added that he had initially funded the experiment by himself. "It is extremely unfair to Chinese scientists who are diligent, innovative and defending the bottom line of scientific ethics".

by | November 27, 2018 | 14:44

USA health officials say it's OK to eat some romaine lettuce again. It said romaine from elsewhere should soon be labelled with harvest dates and regions so people know it's safe to eat. Even though romaine from the Yuma, Arizona, region is not implicated in the current outbreak, it was blamed for an E. coli outbreak this spring that sickened more than 200 people and killed five.

by | November 27, 2018 | 08:27

Newcastle should have restored their two-goal cushion shortly after the restart but Ritchie somehow missed an open goal from three yards out when it was easier to score. "We have confidence now and the players will continue pushing and working hard". Burnley was in fourth-to-last place, one point from safety. Mikel Oyarzabal put the home side after 37 minutes with his third goal of the campaign.

by | November 25, 2018 | 22:58

Insulin is very much essential for patients to combat type 2 diabetes and it will help the diabetic victims to reduce complications associated with this disease like kidney failure, blindness and stroke. The authors caution that unless governments intervene to make insulin more accessible and affordable, a huge number of people could risk not having access to life-saving treatment in the future.

by | November 24, 2018 | 03:20

The CDC is putting out this alert as it investigates a multi-state E. coli outbreak. Thirteen of them required hospital treatment with one person suffering kidney failure . So for now, any and all romaine lettuce should be thrown out, the agency says. Restaurants should not serve it, stores should not sell it, and people should not buy it, no matter where or when the lettuce was grown.

by | November 23, 2018 | 23:00

Investors with 33 per cent of BTG's outstanding shares have pledged to vote in favor of the deal, the company said. The latter is a blockage in one of the pulmonary arteries in the lungs. "We believe Boston Scientific's offer represents an attractive proposition for BTG shareholders with a significant premium in cash and recognises the value created by the support of our long term large shareholders".

by | November 23, 2018 | 15:11

The correct version of this piece can be read at Insiders have sold a total of 66,706 shares of company stock worth $5,268,584 over the last quarter. Technical Analysis: The Company has the market capitalization of $1.25B.

by | November 23, 2018 | 04:05

Insulin Shortage Predicted Basu and colleagues developed a microsimulation using data from the International Diabetes Federation, which covers 221 countries. "Despite the UN's commitment to treat noncommunicable diseases and ensure universal access to drugs for diabetes, across much of the world insulin is scarce and unnecessarily hard for patients to access", Basu said.

by | November 22, 2018 | 01:49

Peanut allergy , a potentially life-threatening condition, has doubled over the last two decades and affects about 1 in 50 children in the UK. Now, ground-breaking research offers hope that a treatment-though not a cure-for peanut allergies is on the horizon.

by | November 22, 2018 | 01:15

However, laboratory analysis indicates that the illnesses reported in this outbreak are genetically related to illnesses reported in a previous E. coli outbreak from December 2017. coli that's infected 32 people across 11 states. The CDC is recommending that consumers throw out any romaine lettuce in their homes, and avoid eating romaine at restaurants.

by | November 20, 2018 | 23:23

Go here for more information from the CDC. The specific strain detected in the current outbreak is related to a strain that infected people in 2017 in the USA and Canada, the CDC said. The CDC is advising that US consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any. No deaths have been reported.

by | November 18, 2018 | 20:20

Don't feel too guilty if you chose the latter, because a new study suggests that a mother's spit - and the bacteria in it - may help prevent allergies in young children. Those whose mothers suck on pacifiers themselves to clean them after they were dropped had lower levels of the antibody , meaning the children may be less prone to developing asthma , eczema and allergies.