Medical

In Three Months, US Measles Cases Surpass 2018 Numbers

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), last year's total of 372 measles cases occurred predominantly as a result of unvaccinated travelers entering the U.S. But while outbreaks in the states of Washington and NY have made headlines, measles outbreaks in the first three months of 2019 have also been reported in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Ill... [Full Article...]

Researchers conduct largest study of childhood cancer after conception by IVF

Even with such a large group, the study could only find a weak statistical link between IVF and cancer - although the link specifically with hepatic cancers was stronger, Spector said. The study also didn't identify any variation in cancer risk by type of IVF procedure, including whether mothers used their own eggs vs. donor eggs, used fresh egg vs. [Full Article...]

The FDA Is Investigating a Possible Link Between E-Cigarettes and Seizures

The FDA Is Investigating a Possible Link Between E-Cigarettes and Seizures The agency said it had observed a slight increase in the reports of seizures since last June and has identified 35 cases of seizures following use of e-cigarettes between 2010 and early 2019. "We can't yet say for certain that e-cigarettes are causing these seizures", Gottlieb and Abernethy said. Seizures have been reported to have occurred after a few puffs or up to one day after use. [Full Article...]

Collins Asks Barr to Back Off Affordable Care Act

Last Monday, a court filing indicated that the Justice Department would now be adopting the position that the whole law would need to go, which is how a far-right federal judge ruled in a decision the judge paused for the case's appeal. Barr at the time decided that president could "enforce the remainder of a statute after an unconstitutional provision had been severed". "If Congress had meant to ... [Full Article...]

American researchers develop wearable device to identify cancer

American researchers develop wearable device to identify cancer Hayes, a breast cancer researcher at the University of MI and study senior author, said in a news release. Tumors can release more than 1,000 cancer cells into the bloodstream in a single minute. It's important to measure cancer cells in the blood, the team said, because those roving cells are the most unsafe and most likely to spark new tumours . [Full Article...]

Jeremy Bowen reveals bowel cancer diagnosis UK News

Jeremy Bowen reveals bowel cancer diagnosis UK News NHS England said there were 70,000 visits to the NHS website advice page on prostate cancer in March a year ago, a 250% increase from the monthly average of around 20,000. Bowen had a colonoscopy, which led to the discovery of a tumour, which he then had removed in an operation. I had surgery to take it away. "I had kept quiet about it, except to my nearest and dearest and friends and so on", ... [Full Article...]

Brisk walk staves off disability in oldies

About 14 million older Americans have symptomatic knee osteoarthritis , the most common type of osteoarthritis. Four years after the start of the study , about 1 in 4 adults who did not get this hour of brisk physical activity were walking too slowly to safely cross the street. [Full Article...]

Boots could close stores and axe some of its 60,000 United Kingdom staff

Boots could close stores and axe some of its 60,000 United Kingdom staff Boots is owned by the US-based Walgreens Boots Alliance, which has said it is making "decisive steps" to cut costs - including reviewing its 2,500 stores. dollars (£383 million) to more than 1.5 billion USA dollars (£1.1 billion) by 2022. US-based Walgreens Boots Alliance said it had started taking "decisive steps" in the United Kingdom to cut costs, including reviewing its near-2,500 retail s... [Full Article...]


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