Medical

UPS, Drone Maker Kick Off US Commercial Flights in North Carolina

UPS, Drone Maker Kick Off US Commercial Flights in North Carolina It was called unmanned aircraft system integration pilot program (IPP) in which Matternet had conducted test flights too. It is an expansion of a test initiative that began in August and is supervised by North Carolina's transportation department and the Federal Aviation Administration . [Full Article...]

Indian teen dies after tapeworm laid eggs in his brain

Indian teen dies after tapeworm laid eggs in his brain After a physical examination, doctors noticed he the man had swelling over his eye and appeared to be confused, a report from Dr. Nishanth Dev and S. Zafar Abbas of the ESIC Medical College and Hospital stated. The World Health Organization (WHO ) notes that infections are mainly found in farming communities in the developing countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. [Full Article...]

Nina Martinez of Atlanta, Georgia, Becomes First Living HIV-Positive Organ Donor

Nina Martinez of Atlanta, Georgia, Becomes First Living HIV-Positive Organ Donor She told the Associated Press she "wanted to make a difference in somebody else's life" and counter the stigma that too often still surrounds HIV infection . The Atlanta resident, who was inspired to donate her kidney by an episode of TV show Grey's Anatomy, said she was excited to be part of a medical first. [Full Article...]

Centene To Buy Tampa-Based WellCare For $15B

Centene To Buy Tampa-Based WellCare For $15B Earlier this week, the Department of Justice (DOJ) backed a federal judge's ruling that Obamacare violated the U.S. Constitution because it required people to buy health insurance. HUM, -0.01% giving up 0.4%. The transaction, the latest in an increasingly consolidated healthcare market , is expected to close in the first half of 2020. [Full Article...]

NY county declares measles outbreak emergency

NY county declares measles outbreak emergency Of the 153 confirmed cases as of Tuesday, 82 percent had not gotten the measles mumps rubella vaccine, according to county statistics. This is the 26th week of an outbreak and while many people have been vaccinated in that time period, Day said there's been increasing resistance from those are are still unvaccinated. [Full Article...]

Woman with genetic 'superpower' could help usher in new pain medications

Woman with genetic 'superpower' could help usher in new pain medications The 71-year-old said throughout her life she often did not notice cuts or burns until she could smell burning flesh, and injuries tended to heal very quickly, The Independent reported . The endocannabinoid system is also the target of compounds in cannabis which provoke a "high" or "buzz" once they are ingested. The second mutation, "a missing chunk of DNA", was the more significant find for sc... [Full Article...]

FDA OKs New Drug for Multiple Sclerosis

FDA OKs New Drug for Multiple Sclerosis In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, investigators found siponimod reduced the risk of 3-month confirmed disability progression (CDP) in patients by 21% versus the placebo group and a 33% reduction in patients who had relapse activity in the two years prior to screening. [Full Article...]

New technologies developed for early cancer detection

New technologies developed for early cancer detection According to data prepared by the RGD and shared with the Observer , a "summary of malignant neoplasm of colon, rectum and anus by parish of residence of deceased for 2004-2017" showed that there were 220 deaths in 2008 compared to 380 deaths in 2017. [Full Article...]


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