Submitted by Karan Gosal on Thu, 11/24/2016 - 02:51
As per local reports, asthma attacks triggered by thunderstorm in Southeastern Australia have been associated with several cases of hospitalization and at least four death cases. Many people across Melbourne suffered from asthma attacks after strong thunderstorm. The rarely witnessed phenomenon caused health issues for many people in Melbourne.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 10:08
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has confirmed that Sabra Dipping Co. has issued a voluntary recall for some of its hummus products after food inspectors detected potential listeria contamination risk.
Listeria infection causes serious and sometimes fatal infections, particularly in kids, old people, and others with undermined immune systems. The long list of symptoms includes muscle aches, stiffness, fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Mon, 11/21/2016 - 08:00
Automated teller machines (ATMs) in New York City are not only dispensing money as a team of researchers have discovered that these machines are also doling out bacteria.
According to the 2015 survey by the United States Federal Reserve, about seventy-five percent of consumers still use automated teller machines as use of internet and mobile banking surge to all time high.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sat, 11/19/2016 - 11:15
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s newly released report, titled “Facing Addiction in America,” outlines bleak terms of the severity of the issue.
The report on the nation’s drug and alcohol addiction crisis states that more than 500,000 U.S. citizens have died from drug or alcohol abuse since 2000, and as many as 21 million people are in the grip of substance abuse disorders, yet only 10 per cent of them are getting treatment.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sat, 11/19/2016 - 11:14
In wake of Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election, an increasing number of women are expressing their concerns about losing access to reproductive rights, including birth control.
President-elect Trump has repeatedly vowed to scrap the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which is commonly called Obamacare. He also proposed to penalize women who choose abortions and doctors who help such women in the controversial procedure.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Sat, 11/19/2016 - 11:11
The World Pancreatic Cancer Day is an attempt to boost human spirit and commitment to unite together to fight for better outcomes for those who are in the grip deadly disease.
It was created and introduced by the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition, an association of 62 pancreatic cancer groups representing more than two dozen countries from around the world. Thursday, Nov. 17th, marked its third year.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 15:57
The biggest question for couples who undergo in-vitro fertilization (IVF) is how successful the treatment will be. To help such couples, a team of researchers has developed a new online calculator that can provide a better idea of their IVF success even before they embark on their first cycle.
The researchers, led by David McLernon of University of Aberdeen, reported that their online calculator is based on data collected from more than 113,000 IVF users, and that it can efficiently help couples find out their chances of having a baby over multiple cycles of IVF treatment.
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Thu, 11/17/2016 - 15:51
The number of children with a rare neurological syndrome called acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is on the rise in Washington, a spokesperson for the state Department of Health confirmed on Tuesday.
Three new possible AFM cases have recently been reported in Tacoma, Seattle and Spokane. Earlier this month, at least eight kids in five counties across the state were diagnosed with the same rare neurological condition.
All the reported AFM cases are being investigated by experts from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
Submitted by Diana Bretting on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 02:55
Medicare drug spending in 2015 was driven by a hepatitis C treatment and a form of insulin for diabetes, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ latest report.
Gilead Sciences Inc.’s hepatitis C treatment Harvoni was the costliest drug to Medicare, with $7.03 billion in total spending last year. With $4.4 billion in total spending, Sanofi SA’s diabetes treatment Lantus followed in the second place.