Medical

Congolese radio host, an anti-Ebola fighter, is slain at home: army

Congolese radio host, an anti-Ebola fighter, is slain at home: army The army said unidentified attackers raided Papy Mumbere Mahamba's home in Lwebma, in the north-eastern province of Ituri, killing him, wounding his wife and burning their house down. The DRC Minister of Public Health, Dr Eteni Longondo, recently announced the country's decision to introduce Janssen's investigational vaccine alongside other tools as part of an expanded public health response to fi... [Full Article...]

How the Indore Government Cancer Hospital's cases reflects India's breast cancer burden

How the Indore Government Cancer Hospital's cases reflects India's breast cancer burden Shifa distributed hundreds of leaflets among university students. Drinking dairy causes breast cancer. The experts said those living in far-flung areas of Balochistan were the most vulnerable. Additionally, breast compression from a mammogram cannot cause cancer to spread. She added that the Ministry is advocating training of the Lady Health Workers to create awareness of self-examination amon... [Full Article...]

Study examines fetal exposure to acetaminophen, risk of childhood ADHD, ASD

She said that she was not aware of any safe alternative drugs for pain or fever relief in pregnancy. Compared to the lowest third, the middle third of exposure was associated with about 2.26 times the risk for ADHD. Their average age was 10 and slightly more than half were boys. Just over 30% were diagnosed with other developmental disorders and the remaining one-third were neurotypical. [Full Article...]

Warren health care plan pledges no middle class tax increase

Warren health care plan pledges no middle class tax increase Her plan is built on transferring to the government 98% of the $8.8 trillion she estimates that employers will spend on private insurance for their employees. ( You know me. I'm not going to double cross you .) Biden has been struggling to convey that he really is a forward-looking candidate but, at times like this, "reliable", "trustworthy" and "candid" - Biden likes to joke that his gaffes sh... [Full Article...]

Chicago teachers strike enters ninth school day

Chicago teachers strike enters ninth school day Voting is taking place through Tuesday, but regardless of the outcome, SEIU said it remains in solidarity with the teachers union and will not cross the picket line until they reach a deal. CTU wants smaller class sizes, more support staff, a contract that runs three years instead of five and more paid prep-time for elementary school teachers. [Full Article...]

Measles more risky than doctors realised, destroying the immune system's memory

Measles more risky than doctors realised, destroying the immune system's memory Once infected, the amnesic immune system no longer recognizes the harmful pathogens that it has fought off in the past. Some families choosing not to vaccinate argue measles is just a pesky childhood illness to be endured. The virus killed off B cells specific to other pathogens, allowing new, measles-specific memory B's to replace them. Petousis-Harris said the risks of not vaccinating agai... [Full Article...]

Govt urged to scale up public awareness about breast cancer

Govt urged to scale up public awareness about breast cancer Ali was diagnosed with non-invasive ductile breast cancer in her right breast. MYTH No. 3: Having a family history of breast cancer means you're more likely to get it. "It was scary when they first told me [about the cancer]", Peterson said. She added that the Ministry is advocating training of the Lady Health Workers to create awareness of self-examination among women. [Full Article...]

Vaccine shows promise for preventing active TB disease

Half the adults received two doses of the vaccine and the rest received placebo shots. Only 13 of those tested went on to develop active tuberculosis during the follow-up of three years. The new vaccine, known as M72/AS01E, was developed by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) who has been working on a vaccine for tuberculosis for 20 years. The figure makes tuberculosis the most deadly infectious disease globall... [Full Article...]


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