Medical

Google taps Geisinger CEO David Feinberg for healthcare post; names interim chief

Google taps Geisinger CEO David Feinberg for healthcare post; names interim chief Jaewon Ryu, Geisinger's current chief medical officer, will serve as interim president and CEO at Geisinger. Dr. David Feinberg is stepping down as president and CEO of the healthcare company after almost four years. Earlier this year, Google's life science and healthcare division Verily teamed up with Gilead to develop a high-res molecular map of inflammatory diseases. [Full Article...]

New Hope For Celiac Treatment As Testing Continues For Nexvax2

New Hope For Celiac Treatment As Testing Continues For Nexvax2 In an earlier trial of Nexvax2 in a small group of people, researchers showed that the vaccine was safe and well-tolerated among patients with celiac disease. Nexvax2 is a "therapeutic" vaccine, which means that it's created to address an immune response that's already happening in the bodies of those with celiac disease, Beyond Celiac explains. [Full Article...]

Superbugs resistant to antibiotics to 'kill millions'

Superbugs resistant to antibiotics to 'kill millions' SantéL'OECD is concerned about the costs in lives and financial of the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. . Often called antimicrobial resistance or AMR , the problem has grown in recent years as bugs resistant to multiple drugs have developed and drugmakers have cut back investment in this field. [Full Article...]

Salmonella Tied to Turkey Sickens 164 in 35 States

Salmonella Tied to Turkey Sickens 164 in 35 States Seventeen of those cases happened in the tri-state area with eight people sickened in New Jersey, another eight sickened in Pennsylvania, and one person sickened in Delaware. The CDC and USDA say they have demanded answers from the turkey industry what is being done to reduce Salmonella contamination. The CDC said that if you plan to handle raw turkey, make sure you are extra careful: Wash you... [Full Article...]

Lack of proper sleep linked to dehydration

Lack of proper sleep linked to dehydration Focusing on a hormone called vasopressin, a man-made form of a hormone called "anti-diuretic hormone" and is normally secreted by the pituitary gland which the body releases during the day and the night to manage fluid levels, the researchers concluded that their findings could be linked to the way the body's hormonal system regulates hydration. [Full Article...]

N. Idaho woman over 50 is first flu death of season

N. Idaho woman over 50 is first flu death of season Getting the flu shot early allows the body to build up its immune system and beat the bug before it makes you ill. "Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season, even into January or later", the agency advises. [Full Article...]

Selena Gomez has left rehab after a month in treatment

Selena Gomez has left rehab after a month in treatment But here comes some good news for the ardent fans of the former Disney star. Several weeks prior to Selena Gomez's leading up to her rehab stint, Selena was reportedly hospitalized on multiple occasions for complications brought on by her 2017 kidney transplant . [Full Article...]

SC health officials confirm 2018′s first flu-related death of the season

SC health officials confirm 2018′s first flu-related death of the season The 2017-18 flu season lasted about 19 weeks, making it one of the longest seasons in years. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year. The vaccine is safe and effective. Even if the flu vaccine does not fully protect against the flu, it may reduce the severity of symptoms and the risk of complications. [Full Article...]


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