Medical

Climate Change and Air Pollution Are Exposing Canadians To High Health Risks

Climate Change and Air Pollution Are Exposing Canadians To High Health Risks As the new study showed in The Lancet journal, air pollution from greenhouse-gas-emitting activities is causing 7,142 deaths a year across Canada, while more than 2 million people worldwide die because of it. In high temperatures, outdoor work, especially in agriculture, is hazardous. The report added that the Canadian health authorities should focus on estimating the real numbers of people af... [Full Article...]

Health care provider says 2 million affected by data breach

Health care provider says 2 million affected by data breach That database included names, addresses, dates of birth, insurance policy information, medical record numbers, invoice numbers, account balances, dates of service and, in some instances, Social Security numbers. "That's been proven by the forensic experts". According to Atrium Health, the company handling billing for the hospital, AccuDoc, had its computers compromised between September 22 and S... [Full Article...]

MP reveals he is HIV positive in attempt to tackle stigma

MP reveals he is HIV positive in attempt to tackle stigma The end of his speech was met with a standing ovation. He said testing is also crucial to achieving the United Nation's "90-90-90" targets, which call for the diagnosis of at least 90 percent of all HIV-positive individuals, the provision of antiretroviral therapy for 90 percent of those diagnosed, and the achievement of viral suppression for 90 percent of those treated by 2020. [Full Article...]

Amazon Launches Machine-Learning Based Platform For Healthcare

Amazon Launches Machine-Learning Based Platform For Healthcare The company said their software can gather information such as "patient diagnosis, treatments, dosages, symptoms and signs, and more ". The new system will help interpret all that information. Amazon QLDB tracks each and every application data change and maintains a complete and verifiable history of changes over time. Roche Diagnostics is another AWS customer using Comprehend Medical to extrac... [Full Article...]

Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle Reveals He Is HIV Positive

Before making his speech, Mr Russell-Moyle said: "My announcement today will come as a surprise for many across the country". Mr Russell-Moyle described how HIV is "still deeply misunderstood" and "etched into much of the public's memory as a death sentence". [Full Article...]

Endurance but not Resistance Training Promotes Healthy Aging, Finds a New Study

A team of scientists studied the length of telomeres and telomerase in participants who were engaged in one of three types of exercises throughout the study: endurance exercise and resistance training and intense, according to the European Heart Journal . [Full Article...]

Life expectancy in the USA continues to fall

Life expectancy at birth decreased by 0.2 years between 2014 and 2015, which was the first drop seen since 1993. Americans born in 2017 are expected to live 78.6 years, down about 0.1 from the previous year, according to the the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [Full Article...]

CDC Identifies 116 Confirmed Cases of Polio-Like Disease in 31 States

CDC Identifies 116 Confirmed Cases of Polio-Like Disease in 31 States A mysterious disease called Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) has affected 116 people in 31 states this year, federal health officials said Monday. Last week, CDC Director Robert R. None of the cases have been related to the poliovirus, although the impact is similar to polio. The children involved in this outbreak have tested negative for polio and West Nile. [Full Article...]


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