Uganda clears experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread

The statement came after the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday commended Uganda for its efforts in fighting the Ebola outbreak. In addition to the newly confirmed cases, there were 19 fatalities over the weekend, including 8 that took place... More..

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by | Monday, June 17, 2019

Patient Dead From Superbug Infection After Fecal Transplant, FDA Warns

But every therapy comes with risks, and the FDA said that two patients who received fecal microbiota transplants as part of a clinical trial developed life-threatening infections from multidrug-resistant bact...More..

WHO experts again say Ebola not global health emergency
by | Sunday, June 16, 2019

WHO experts again say Ebola not global health emergency

World health organisation crisis meeting in Geneva ruled that Ebola outbreak in DRC and Uganda is not an worldwide emergency. Ebola is a highly infectious , and often fatal, disease. "We hope the sp...More..

Sleeping with the TV on makes women gain weight
by | Thursday, June 13, 2019

Sleeping with the TV on makes women gain weight

In analyzing the health and lifestyle data on almost 44,000 US women enrolled in an ongoing breast cancer study, scientists discovered that those who reported sleeping at night in a room with a television on or...More..

DRC Child carries Ebola virus into Uganda
by | Wednesday, June 12, 2019

DRC Child carries Ebola virus into Uganda

Aceng says Ugandan health officials were alerted of the presence of contacts of an Ebola case from DRC and their phone contacts provided for close monitoring by their counterparts across the border. "The minist...More..

Quest Diagnostics Hit With Suit Over 11.9M Client Data Breach
by | Saturday, June 08, 2019

Quest Diagnostics Hit With Suit Over 11.9M Client Data Breach

According to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, LabCorp . said it discovered the breach at a third-party billing collections firm, the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA), bet...More..

Chillicothe VA launches new care options
by | Saturday, June 08, 2019

Chillicothe VA launches new care options

The VA health care system is integral in the everyday lives of Paralyzed Veterans of America members. Thanks to the new VCCP, veterans will now have the option of getting care when and where they need it, whi...More..

Practically 12 million prospects affected by knowledge breach, Quest Diagnostics says
by | Saturday, June 08, 2019

Practically 12 million prospects affected by knowledge breach, Quest Diagnostics says

Exposed information includes patient names, dates of birth, addresses, phone numbers, dates of service, providers and balance information. "This data breach is yet another example of how fragile our informati...More..

Texas couple on holiday in Fiji die from unidentified illness
by | Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Texas couple on holiday in Fiji die from unidentified illness

Calanog said the couple loved to travel and had been organizing the Fiji trip for some time: "They were planning an awesome vacation", she said. The family was also told that David Paul was in critical condit...More..

Quest Diagnostics date breach could affect nearly 12 million patients
by | Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Quest Diagnostics date breach could affect nearly 12 million patients

A billing service working with Quest Diagnostics - one of the largest medical lab services companies in the world, with dozens of locations in New Jersey - has suffered a data breach that could put almost 12 mi...More..

Quest Diagnostics: Nearly 12 million patients may have been affected by breach
by | Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Quest Diagnostics: Nearly 12 million patients may have been affected by breach

American Medical Collection Agency, a billing collections service provider, said an "unauthorized user" accessed the agency's system that contained personal information from various entities, including Quest pa...More..

Can Custom-Made Fungus Kill Off Malaria?
by | Sunday, June 02, 2019

Can Custom-Made Fungus Kill Off Malaria?

They took a naturally occurring fungus, Metarhizium pingshaense , and combined it with the DNA of a venomous Australian Blue Mountains funnel-web spider. That helps the fungus to immediately start making the t...More..

US measles count nears 1,000, surpassing 25-year-old record
by | Sunday, June 02, 2019

US measles count nears 1,000, surpassing 25-year-old record

There were sums of 963 US instances of measles in the year 1992, according to CDC data. It modified into finished as a result of provision and in vogue issue of the vaccine and a tough public effectively bein...More..

TSA to Allow Medicinal CBD Oil Approved by FDA
by | Friday, May 31, 2019

TSA to Allow Medicinal CBD Oil Approved by FDA

The TSA said in a statement that it was recently made aware of the drug and updated the regulations to avoid confusion on whether families can bring it when traveling. Oils containing CBD (Cannabidiol) are se...More..

WHO Officially Classifies Gaming Addiction as Disorder
by | Friday, May 31, 2019

WHO Officially Classifies Gaming Addiction as Disorder

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. Gaming addiction has bee...More..

USFDA approves $2.1 mn drug that treats spinal muscular atrophy
by | Monday, May 27, 2019

USFDA approves $2.1 mn drug that treats spinal muscular atrophy

Dr. Emmanuelle Tiongson from the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles believes Zolgensma is potentially a new standard of care for babies with the most serious form of spinal muscular atrophy . The disease affec...More..

FDA okays $2 million drug, most expensive ever
by | Monday, May 27, 2019

FDA okays $2 million drug, most expensive ever

The approval covers babies with the deadliest form of the inherited disease as well as those with types where debilitating symptoms may set in later. "The job now is trying to negotiate with insurers that this ...More..

HHS proposes rollback of LGBTQ health care protections
by | Sunday, May 26, 2019

HHS proposes rollback of LGBTQ health care protections

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) said in a statement that the Obama-era regulation runs "contrary" to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Administrative Procedure Act. Lawsuits are ongoing in sever...More..

Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to poor diet, study finds
by | Sunday, May 26, 2019

Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to poor diet, study finds

The study was published May 22 in the journal JNCI Cancer Spectrum . After low grain intake, the researchers report that, in order, the next greatest links were to not taking in enough dairy, eating too much...More..

Rising mumps and measles cases prompt vaccination call - Latest Pharmacy News
by | Saturday, May 25, 2019

Rising mumps and measles cases prompt vaccination call - Latest Pharmacy News

CDC spokeswoman Caitlin Shockey told CNN that the eight people, who agreed to cancel their flights after learning the federal government could put them on the dreaded list, were either infected by measles, or...More..

by | Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Google’s AI spots cancer better than humans

Some of these individuals had lung cancer , while some did not. The results found that the deep-learning model outperformed all six radiologists . "More specifically, we were interested in replicating a mor...More..

75 new cases reported in NY
by | Tuesday, May 21, 2019

75 new cases reported in NY

Additionally, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is a very rare but fatal disease of the central nervous system that results from a measles virus infection acquired earlier in life. This hesitancy frequ...More..

TPH conducts tick surveillance for Lyme Disease prevention
by | Monday, May 20, 2019

TPH conducts tick surveillance for Lyme Disease prevention

The risk for Lyme disease is low in Saskatchewan, health officials said, but not zero. Light coloured clothing makes ticks easier to see. Staff located two ticks, an adult male and female, just off a grassy p...More..

See spring 2018 safety grades for 81 MI hospitals
by | Monday, May 20, 2019

See spring 2018 safety grades for 81 MI hospitals

The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses national performance measures from CMS, the Leapfrog Hospital Survey, and other supplemental data sources to evaluate each hospital. Nationwide, 32% of hospitals earn...More..

Ric Flair Experiences 'Complications' -- Heart Surgery Rescheduled
by | Monday, May 20, 2019

Ric Flair Experiences 'Complications' -- Heart Surgery Rescheduled

In it, she said her husband is expected to make a full recovery after he undergoes a surgical procedure today. In that instance, it took over a month for Flair, who had an estimated 20 percent chance of survivi...More..

Measles: Counties with highest outbreak risk with Sahotra Sarkar, PhD
by | Thursday, May 16, 2019

Measles: Counties with highest outbreak risk with Sahotra Sarkar, PhD

The highest number of cases was reported in New York City , where there was an outbreak in Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods. HOGAN: Over the next few years, federal funding increased sevenfold. "Anyone who is...More..

How many cups are too much to drink a day?
by | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

How many cups are too much to drink a day?

Another recent study, carried out at the University of South Australia , sought to investigate how much coffee is too much - and found the results to be surprisingly high . In other words drinking coffee ca...More..

WHO issues guidelines to prevent dementia
by | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

WHO issues guidelines to prevent dementia

New guidelines for preventing dementia focus on keeping the whole body healthy as a way to prevent mental decline. He highlighted the condition as a global health priority. But they take a firm stance against...More..

William launches mental health awareness week
by | Wednesday, May 15, 2019

William launches mental health awareness week

Chief executive Mark Rowland said the research showed millions of adults were struggling with concerns about their body image. 20% of men and women surveyed aged 55 and above also said they have felt anxious...More..

Britney Spears granted a restraining order against Sam Lutfi
by | Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Britney Spears granted a restraining order against Sam Lutfi

Reports state the courtroom was sealed as the discussion of her current condition was discussed. Despite his arguments, the judge told him to stay at least 200 yards away from Britney, her children and her ...More..