Medical

Victorian man isolated with rare superbug

He added that the patient was a carrier without symptoms and it was likely he had acquired the organism in a British hospital. Victorian health authorities are on a "search and destroy" mission after a rare fungal superbug, which has previously spread to more than a dozen countries, was found on the skin of a 70-year-old man. [Full Article...]

Terminally-ill Perth dad stranded in Bali could be home within days

Terminally-ill Perth dad stranded in Bali could be home within days He was left paralysed and spent months learning to walk and talk again. Mr Turner's wife, Michelle Edgar, said she couldn't "be more grateful" for the financial support of the public. The family were just 30 minutes from their transit destination of Bali when Mr Edgar took a severe turn and airline staff insisted he would not be fit to board their final leg flight to Perth. [Full Article...]

Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops

Pentagon restricts use of geolocation software for troops The memo does say that Combatant Commanders, who oversee USA troops around the world, could authorize the use of the devices, but only after conducting "a threat-based comprehensive Operations Security survey". At the time, the map showed activity from 2015 through September 2017. Outlines of US outposts in Syria and Iraq could be seen in the maps because many USA military personnel used fitness... [Full Article...]

Ebola kills 33 in Democratic Republic of Congo

The strategy is the same that was used to contain the previous outbreak in Congo's Equateur province in which more than 3,300 people were vaccinated. The latest flare-up was announced one week after Congo's government declared the end of another outbreak in northwestern Congo that is believed to have killed 33 people as well. [Full Article...]

Purer cocaine linked to rise in drug deaths

Purer cocaine linked to rise in drug deaths There were 75 deaths linked with fentanyl in England and Wales in 2017, up by almost a third from the 2016 statistic of 58. The numbers raises fears that the United Kingdom is experiencing an opioid crisis similar to that of the US. Niamh Eastwood, executive director of Release - the UK's centre of expertise on drugs and drug laws - blamed the government for "driving this devastating public hea... [Full Article...]

Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV Status

Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of HIV Status As a perfectly adapted nutritional supply, breast milk is the ultimate personalised medicine which may save about 820,000 lives a year, 87 per cent of them infants under 6 months of age. Most mothers who find themselves in this predicament are frustrated because they are unaware of the resources that can help them. The stimulation of the breast during breastfeeding he put forward, led to the rel... [Full Article...]

Millennials Getting Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters

Millennials Getting Plastic Surgery To Look Like Snapchat Filters Thanks partly to the photo-editing technology of applications such as Facetune and Snapchat, beauty standards will continue changing. JAMA stands for Journal of the American Medical Association . According to various studies , teenage girls who manipulated their photos were more concerned with their body appearance, and those with dysmorphic body image seek out social media as a means of val... [Full Article...]

Officials are promoting lower-cost, short-term health plans

Officials are promoting lower-cost, short-term health plans Prior to the Trump administration's new rule , short-term plans were available for only three months with strict limitations on renewals. "We make no representation that it's equivalent coverage". In a "stable" environment - in which the federal policies related to the ACA in 2018 remained in place in 2019 - the average monthly premium would have fallen by 4.3 percent in the coming year. [Full Article...]


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