Health Care

Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth agreed with a coalition of 20 states that a change in tax law past year eliminating a penalty for not having health insurance invalidated the entire Obamacare law. Supreme Court's 2012 ruling that Obamacare was constitutional could no longer be considered valid. The Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010 with the aim of providing "near-universa... [Full Article...]

CDC issues warning: Say no to raw cookie dough

CDC issues warning: Say no to raw cookie dough In 2016, an E.coli outbreak linked to raw flour made 63 people sick. While eggs are perfectly safe to eat when handled and cooked properly, they can make you sick if the eggs are contaminated and are eaten raw or lightly cooked. Follow label directions to refrigerate products containing raw dough or eggs until they are cooked. In recent years, public health experts have become vocal about ... [Full Article...]

MS has 1st pediatric death of current flu season

MS has 1st pediatric death of current flu season This article is a condensed version of The Conversation article "Countering misinformation about flu vaccine is harder than it seems'". The vaccine's effectiveness also can vary depending on who is being vaccinated. Are all health care providers required to get vaccinated? More than 300 sites in Vermont offer flu vaccine, including supermarkets, pharmacies and health care providers. [Full Article...]

Experts Create A 10-Minute Universal And Cheap Cancer Test

Experts Create A 10-Minute Universal And Cheap Cancer Test Those specific structures can then be separated from the solution by sticking them to bare metal surfaces such as gold, the researchers found. Sign up today to get biotech news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go. Lead author Dr Abu Ali Ibn Sina, from the University of Queensland's Centre for Personalised Nanomedicine, said: 'This discovery could be a game-changer in point of ... [Full Article...]

Fatal brain-eating amoeba may have come from woman's neti pot

Researchers found that the single-celled organisms likely infected the woman's brain through her nasal cavity by way of a neti pot , a teapot shaped product used to rinse out the sinuses, about a year earlier. "There have been 34 reported infections in the U.S.in the 10 years from 2008 to 2017, despite millions of recreational water exposures each year", according to the Centers for Disease Cont... [Full Article...]

Man coughs up blood clot shaped like lung passage

Man coughs up blood clot shaped like lung passage In 2005, a pregnant 25-year-old woman coughed up a similar blood clot that was a copy of the bronchial tree , per the European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery . Rather than doctors pulling the red, bloody blot out of the patient's lung, however, the man unexpectedly hacked it out himself, as the doctors later noted: "During an extreme bout of coughing". [Full Article...]

WashPost: Ocasio-Cortez Claim About Pentagon Wrong

WashPost: Ocasio-Cortez Claim About Pentagon Wrong Ocasio-Cortez said Congress should raise wages for staffers so they can afford to continue living in Washington, one of the most expensive cities in the country. A study out previous year, according to the HuffPost says that only 51 per cent of Republican senators offer paid internships and just 31 per cent of Democrats do. [Full Article...]

World's first baby born via womb transplant from dead donor

The donor was 45 years old when she died of a stroke and donated her uterus. In this case, a cesarean section was performed for birth at 35 weeks gestation, and along with the delivery of an nearly 6 pound healthy baby girl, the uterus was also removed. [Full Article...]

FL toddler battling cancer in need of extremely rare blood

FL toddler battling cancer in need of extremely rare blood To be compatible with Zainab, an ideal blood type will be missing the Indian B antigen or else chances are that she would reject the blood. Zainab's tumor was found in her stomach two months ago, but doctors believe it may have been growing undetected for nearly ten months. [Full Article...]

Groundbreaking 10- minute cancer test developed by scientists

Groundbreaking 10- minute cancer test developed by scientists And so, Sina and colleagues compared the epigenetic patterns on the genomes of cancer cells to those of healthy cells, specifically focusing on patterns of methyl groups. "We designed a simple test using gold nanoparticles that instantly change color to determine if the 3D nanostructures of cancer DNA are present", said Matt Trau , a professor of chemistry at the University of Queensland and ... [Full Article...]

'Medical milestone' as first baby born from womb of dead donor

'Medical milestone' as first baby born from womb of dead donor And, after a normal pregnancy, a 2.5 kilogram baby was delivered by Caesarean section on 15 December 2017. Aside from relying on a deceased donor for their uterine transplant, the doctors might have also made the procedure less costly and risky. [Full Article...]

HMC Honored for Flu Vaccination Success

HMC Honored for Flu Vaccination Success This flu vaccine was made just for senior citizens to give them better protection from the flu while covering 4 common strains of the flu virus. Some of the symptoms of the flu include a high fever, fatigue, headache, cough, sore throat, and more . [Full Article...]

HUL acquires GSK Consumer Health India for Rs 31700 crore

HUL acquires GSK Consumer Health India for Rs 31700 crore In one of the year's largest deals, FMCG major HUL on Monday said it will merge GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare with itself in an-all equity transaction pegged at ₹31,700 crore. The average growth rate has been double digit over the last decade. Horlicks, a malted milk hot drink, was introduced to India in the 1930s and has since become an "everyday staple" in South Asian households. [Full Article...]

CDC: You can eat some romaine lettuce; check labels

CDC: You can eat some romaine lettuce; check labels Robert Whitaker, chief science officer of the Produce Marketing Association, said labelling for romaine could help limit the scope of future alerts and rebuild public trust after other outbreaks. - Days after warning consumers to avoid all romaine lettuce , federal health officials are revising their guidance. The involved areas include the Central Coast growing regions of central and northern ... [Full Article...]

Today Is World AIDS Day

Today Is World AIDS Day But the agency says that number doesn't include the one in seven people living with HIV who don't know what their status is. Speaking also, the Director-General of the Agency, Dr. Many people when asked about if they use protection told Joy News' Joseph Ackah Blay that stopping to put on either ruin the moment or makes sex less enjoyable. [Full Article...]

US Life Expectancy Drops Due To Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths

US Life Expectancy Drops Due To Rise In Drug Overdose Deaths The drug overdose rate rose 9.6 per cent compared to 2016, while suicides climbed 3.7 per cent, said the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Centre for Health Statistics . For decades, life expectancy was on the upswing, but it dropped between 2014 and 2015, stayed level in 2016 and fell again in 2017. Indeed, a second report, also from the CDC, found that death... [Full Article...]

19 die of Ebola in DR Congo

19 die of Ebola in DR Congo Ebola is believed to have killed 245 people in North Kivu and Ituri provinces where attacks by armed groups and community resistance to health officials have hampered the response. He explained this had happened before in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, when people with malaria were filling ebola treatment centres during the West African outbreak in 2014. [Full Article...]

Taoiseach takes HIV test to mark World Aids Day

Taoiseach takes HIV test to mark World Aids Day British MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle told the House of Commons that he is HIV-positive in an effort to battle stigma about the disease ahead of the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day . Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was present when Mr Russell-Moyle made the announcement, of which he felt "relieved" to have done so. "In two days time, on World AIDS day , I will stand with my community to mourn the loss... [Full Article...]

Here’s how Amazon’s Cloud arm AWS is democratising Machine Learning technology

Here’s how Amazon’s Cloud arm AWS is democratising Machine Learning technology With Outposts, customers can now put AWS into their own datacenters using the AWS hardware. "I think that virtually every application over time will be using these machine learning services". AWS Inferentia will support the TensorFlow, Apache MXNet, and PyTorch deep learning frameworks, as well as models that use the ONNX format. AWS is kicking off with a pair of ground stations and says it wil... [Full Article...]

Here's How Long It Takes to Retrieve a Swallowed Lego

Here's How Long It Takes to Retrieve a Swallowed Lego Dr Tagg said he was reasonably happy with the results, but "some (items) can be risky and parents should still be vigilant". Have you ever thought to yourself, "How long will it take to exit?" Then they waited, " meticulously checking their poop after every go-around to the porcelain throne ", wrote Gizmodo Australia. [Full Article...]


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