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Medical Open enrollment for health insurance through healthcare.gov ends Saturday
Author: 0 Open enrollment for health insurance through healthcare.gov ends Saturday

Insurance advisor Marcus Hood has spent more than 15 years in the insurance business, and for the last six weeks, he's worked 12 hour days for the ACA Open Enrollment Period. These plans, which could be picking off ACA customers, often don't cover things like prescriptions drugs and pre-existing conditions. As of December 8, a little more than 25,000 people have enrolled.

Medical Federal judge declares Obama health care overhaul unconstitutional
Author: 0 Federal judge declares Obama health care overhaul unconstitutional

District Court for Northern District of Texas issued his much-awaited opinion in Texas v. The decision by U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor in Fort Worth is nearly guaranteed to go to the Supreme Court . They further argued that the whole health care law was no longer valid without the tax. The case is expected to be appealed and eventually reach the Supreme Court.

Medical Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses
Author: 0 Fentanyl Surpasses Heroin As Drug Most Often Involved In Deadly Overdoses

The drugs most commonly involved in drug overdose deaths during 2011 to 2016 include fentanyl, heroin , oxycodone , and cocaine, according to the December 12 issue of the National Vital Statistics Reports , a publication from the U.S. Oxycodone caused the most number of deaths in 2011. Starting in 2012 and lasting until 2015, heroin surpassed painkillers to become the drug most often involved.

Medical J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder
Author: 0 J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

Shares of the pharma and medical giant Johnson & Johnson have tumbled sharply after an investigation suggested the company had known for years its famous baby powder was contaminated with cancer-causing asbestos. Others have failed to reach verdicts, resulting in mistrials. In response, J&J lambasted the Reuters article as "one-sided, false and inflammatory" in a statement published on its website .

Medical Health Department urges Vermonters get flu shots
Author: 0 Health Department urges Vermonters get flu shots

Pathologists at Houston Methodist developed a real-time website to track flu cases, just in time to assist physicians, the CDC and patients for the fall 2018 flu season. Flu vaccines keep detrimental symptoms at bay and emergency rooms less crowded. Nationally, 60 percent of seniors surveyed as part of the December Clover Health Flu Shot Monitor have received the vaccine this flu season, compared to 41 percent in November.

Author: 0 Woman dies from rare brain-eating amoeba after using tap water

She was advised to try and flush out her sinuses and nasal cavity using water. In order to prevent any risk of infection, people should always read the instructions on a neti pot and only use saline or sterile water. Zara Patel , a professor of otolaryngology at Stanford University, when people use contaminated water to rinse their nose and sinuses, they can be at risk for aggressive infections.

Medical Man Dies After Coughing Up Lung's Bronchial Tree
Author: 0 Man Dies After Coughing Up Lung's Bronchial Tree

It came from a 36-year-old man with end-stage heart failure who spat out the medical anomaly in one piece during a coughing fit in hospital. The unidentified patient was receiving treatment in the Intensive Care Unit at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, according to a November 29 article in the New England Journal of Medicine .

Medical Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers
Author: 0 Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers

Friday after he mocked her in an Instagram post that suggested the Democratic socialist ideology she espouses would lead to Americans eating their dogs. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez hasn't even been sworn in to office yet but the New Yorker who will become the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress is clearly making Republicans feel threatened, just by existing.

Author: 0 World's first baby born using transplanted uterus from deceased donor

The mother was a 32-year-old woman with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome - a condition that causes female sexual reproductive organs, such as the uterus and vagina, to be underdeveloped or absent at birth. The possibility of successful pregnancies using deceased donors expands the possibilities for fertility. The demonstrated success of a procedure involving a deceased donor, he says, may spare live donors from undergoing risky procedures, and make transplants possible for ...

Medical Company recalls infant Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS
Author: 0 Company recalls infant Ibuprofen sold at Walmart, CVS

The release added there is a slight possibility that a higher potency could cause infants to develop permanent renal or kidney injuries. Walmart sells the recalled product under the "Equate" label and the National Drug Code (NDC) 49035-125-23; the products being withdrawn have the lot numbers 00717009A, 00717015A and 00717024A on their label.

Medical 2-year-old girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer
Author: 0 2-year-old girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer

Zainab Mughal, who has neuroblastoma and requires life-saving transfusions, is missing the "Indian B" antigen in her blood due to a genetic mutation, complicating the search for her donor. Zainab Mughal, two (left and right), from South Florida , was diagnosed with neuroblastoma - a cancer of the nerve cells - in October. Neuroblastoma most often occurs in infants and young children, and accounts for about 6 percent of all cancers in children.

Medical First baby born after uterus transplant from dead donor
Author: 0 First baby born after uterus transplant from dead donor

The recipient had her first menstruation 37 days after the uterus transplant, and continued to have regular cycles after that. The baby girl was born almost a year ago to a 32-year-old woman who wasn't born with a uterus, according to the report detailed in the medical journal Lancet on Tuesday.

Medical Flu shot even more important when living with heart disease
Author: 0 Flu shot even more important when living with heart disease

The Grundy County Health Department would like to remind everyone we're still offering adult and children's influenza vaccinations by appointment every week. An annual flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu and flu-related complications that could lead to hospitalization, and at times can lead to death.

Medical Blood test to detect cancer within just 10 minutes developed by scientists
Author: 0 Blood test to detect cancer within just 10 minutes developed by scientists

The team found that methyl group clusters placed in a solution prompted cancer DNA fragments to fold into 3D nanostructures. But on the genomes of cancer cells, methyl groups were positioned in intense clusters at specific locations. "That absolutely stunned us", Professor Trau said. It's also unclear exactly how high the levels of cancer DNA need to be in order for the test to work, which would affect how early in the course of the disease the test could be used, the researchers said.

Medical Unilever to acquire Horlicks and GSK's Health Food Drinks portfolio
Author: 0 Unilever to acquire Horlicks and GSK's Health Food Drinks portfolio

Horlicks was originally introduced in India in the 1930s. The second-biggest deal by value in the consumer goods space is that of Diageo picking up majority stake in United Spirits. Its product portfolio, with a long history in India, is supported by strong nutritional claims. "We look forward to welcoming new brands and great talent into the Unilever and HUL family, once the transaction is complete", Mehta said.

Medical CDC: You can eat some romaine lettuce; check labels
Author: 0 CDC: You can eat some romaine lettuce; check labels

With the growing and harvesting season over there, according to the FDA, people may eat romaine lettuce that has been hydroponically or greenhouse grown, or has been harvested from the winter growing desert regions of the United States, and is labeled such.

Medical Citizens urged to get tested for HIV
Author: 0 Citizens urged to get tested for HIV

The theme for the 2018 World AIDS Day commemoration is " Know Your Status " which brings into spotlight the importance of urging people to know their HIV infection status by getting tested. "It is not advisable to say you know the symptoms hence you will not test, it takes a while for the symptoms to show up", he stated. "The good news is that for those who are HIV positive, the government has enough drugs and plans in place to support and treat the affected for free".

Medical Opioid-Related Deaths Keep Rising As Pain Pill Prescriptions Fall - Hit & Run
Author: 0 Opioid-Related Deaths Keep Rising As Pain Pill Prescriptions Fall - Hit & Run

Life expectancy in the USA continued to decline previous year even though the 10 leading causes of death remained unchanged, three separate reports released on Thursday showed. Suicide rates also continued a worrying rise. Some of the states in those regions-Kentucky, Tennessee, and New Mexico, for instance-also face notably higher mortality rates for drug overdoses , when compared to a CDC map released earlier this year.

Medical Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is second worst in history
Author: 0 Ebola outbreak in DR Congo is second worst in history

The Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry says. So far this outbreak has 198 confirmed deaths and 47 probable ones. But it has drawn concern to areas that are virtually inaccessible because of the threat of rebel groups. It is not clear how many Centres for Disease Control and Prevention workers are now forced to tackle the outbreak from DRC's capital, Kinshasa, almost 1 600km away.

Medical Controversial gene editing of embryos stopped by the Chinese authorities
Author: 0 Controversial gene editing of embryos stopped by the Chinese authorities

He Jiankui , a Chinese researcher, center, speaks during the Human Genome Editing Conference in Hong Kong , Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Harvard University's Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology David Liu says: "It's an appalling example of what not to do with a new technology that has incredible potential to benefit society".

Medical Climate change the biggest health risk of this century
Author: 0 Climate change the biggest health risk of this century

Beggs stated that Australia once led the world in usage of renewable energy sources but now lags behind others. Accordingly, 18 million more people at risk the heat were in last year's waves exposed as 2016. Between 2010, and 2016, air pollution concentrations worsened in nearly 70% of cities around the globe, particularly in low-income and middle-income countries.

Medical Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV
Author: 0 Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

I know the whole Labour Party is proud of him. He said he had made a decision to speak out to help others to seek treatment, fight the stigma surrounding the disease, and because this Saturday marked the 30th anniversary of World AIDS day .

Medical AWS Announces Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) & Amazon Managed Blockchain
Author: 0 AWS Announces Amazon Quantum Ledger Database (QLDB) & Amazon Managed Blockchain

Once customers receive satellite data at a ground station, they can immediately process it in an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instance, store it in Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), apply AWS analytics and machine learning services to gain insights, and use Amazon's network to move the data to other regions and processing facilities.

Medical How Lengthy Does It Take To Poop Lego?
Author: 0 How Lengthy Does It Take To Poop Lego?

Scientists swallow toy heads to solve burning question Six curious scientists have answered a freaky call of doodie to explore how long it takes for a piece of Lego , the children's toy, to complete its wonderful journey through the body once it's been swallowed.

Author: 0 Life expectancy in the U.S. continues to fall

Robert Redfield, CDC director, said in a statement Thursday. In 2017, over 2.8 million Americans died, an increase by approximately 70,000 from the previous year and the most deaths in a single year since the U.S. A third report found that suicide rates also continue to climb, particularly among rural Americans. It continued in 2016 and now the numbers for 2017 have been tallied and appear to follow the same downward slope.

Medical Eastern Europe: number of HIV diagnoses reached a peak
Author: 0 Eastern Europe: number of HIV diagnoses reached a peak

In the East, there are 51.1 new HIV cases in 100,000 people, which is far more than the 6.4 new diagnoses for the same number of people in the West. While unprotected male homosexual sexual intercourses remain the main cause of transmission in European Union and European Economic Area, intravenous drug use and heterosexual sex was the main mode of HIV transmission in Eastern Europe, the report stated.

Medical Chinese Scientist Addresses Controversial Gene-Edited Births
Author: 0 Chinese Scientist Addresses Controversial Gene-Edited Births

He Jiankui told a packed Hong Kong biomedical conference he was "proud" to have successfully altered the DNA of twin girls born to an HIV-positive father, an apparent medical breakthrough. CRISPR-Cas9 is a technology that allows scientists to essentially cut and paste DNA, raising hope of genetic fixes for disease, but there are concerns about safety and ethics.

Medical Coli Outbreak, CDC Warns The United States
Author: 0 Coli Outbreak, CDC Warns The United States

Last year, this outbreak was actually linked to some leafy greens which were sold in the United States as well as Canada. Not all types of romaine lettuce contain the E. Most E. coli strains are harmless to humans, but some varieties can cause severe illness. Most of the individuals who became sick reported eating romaine lettuce before their illnesses occurred.

Medical 2nd gene-edited pregnancy reported, scientist claims
Author: 0 2nd gene-edited pregnancy reported, scientist claims

He Jiankui, who goes by "JK", studied at Rice and Stanford universities in the US before returning to his homeland to open a lab at Southern University of Science and Technology of China in Shenzhen, where he also has two genetics companies.

Medical 98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet
Author: 0 98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet

The study , which was led by Stanford University's Sanjay Basu, found that health care providers may see a 20-percent global increase in demand for insulin in order to effectively treat type 2 diabetics. The limited production of insulin affects Africa and Asia, in spite of UN's high commitment to treat this non-communicable disease. At the same time, global insulin use is projected to rise from 526 million 1000-unit vials in 2018 to 634 million in 2030, and will be highest in Asia (322 ...

Medical Researchers make breakthrough in potential treatment for peanut allergy
Author: 0 Researchers make breakthrough in potential treatment for peanut allergy

He continued: "We were pleased to find that two-thirds of the people in the study were able to tolerate the equivalent of two peanuts per day after nine to 12 months of treatment". - There could soon be a new treatment option to help millions of people who suffer from peanut allergies. "This is not a quick fix, and it doesn't mean people with peanut allergy will be able to eat peanuts whenever they want", says allergist Jay Lieberman, MD, vice chair of the ACAAI Food Allergy Committee and ...

Medical 2 in New Hampshire affected by E coli linked to lettuce
Author: 0 2 in New Hampshire affected by E coli linked to lettuce

Two cases were in Illinois, neither of which resulted in hospitalization, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Manager of Health Protection at Ottawa Public Health Sherry Beadle confirmed that a local person, under the age of 65, had contracted the illness.

Medical Antibiotic Resistance Is A Global Threat Which Must Be Addressed
Author: 0 Antibiotic Resistance Is A Global Threat Which Must Be Addressed

Antibiotics can cure bacterial infections only - they cannot cure viral infections, as Dr. Hisham Ziglam, Senior Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Hamad General Hospital explained. If measures aren't taken to stop anitbiotic resistance - like using the drugs in health animals - common infections could one day become deadly when medications fail.

Medical Adriana Lima thanks crowd at final Victoria's Secret show
Author: 0 Adriana Lima thanks crowd at final Victoria's Secret show

On Thursday, November 8 (November 9 in the Philippines), Kelsey made fashion history as the first-ever Filipina to walk the runway of VSFS. When it came to the runway - which we'll be able to watch in full when the whole show premieres on December 2 - Duckie looked bloody phenomenal.

Author: 0 Should kids get flu shot or nasal spray vaccine?

This decrease contributed to one of the deadliest flu seasons in decades. It's not worth experiencing, if you can prevent it with the flu shot. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three or four influenza viruses this year. One is that the flu vaccine can give you the flu. Flu shots will be provided to anyone over the age of 6 months and will be free to anyone with proof of health insurance.

Medical Study finds that morning people are less likely to get breast cancer
Author: 0 Study finds that morning people are less likely to get breast cancer

Dr. Sowmiya Moorthie, senior policy analyst in epidemiology at PHG Foundation, who was not involved in the research, added that the study's major strength is the use of "multiple approaches to examine the links between sleep traits and breast cancer , which allows the researchers to demonstrate consistency in their findings".

Medical Uganda starts Ebola vaccination for high-risk health workers
Author: 0 Uganda starts Ebola vaccination for high-risk health workers

In some cases, the virus is spread through contact with someone who has died from the disease. The World Health Organization, CDC and other global health organizations say they are anxious about the current Ebola outbreak spreading to port cities like Butembo, which will only exacerbate infection transmission rates.