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Medicine Dangerous misuse of antibiotics, warns WHO report after 65-nation study
Author: 0 Dangerous misuse of antibiotics, warns WHO report after 65-nation study

Prudent use of antibiotics can help stop resistant bacteria from developing and keep antibiotics effective for future generations. The " WHO Report on Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption" looked at antibiotic use in 65 countries and found the Netherlands used 9.78 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 people, while Britain used twice as much and Turkey nearly twice as much again, at 38.18 DDD per 1,000 inhabitants.

Medicine Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation’s history
Author: 0 Congo ministry says Ebola outbreak worst in nation’s history

The deadly virus has killed about 198 people since the outbreak was declared August 1 in the volatile east, the ministry said . Over 28,000 people in the central African nation have received a vaccine to prevent Ebola . Health Minister Dr Oly Ilunga Kalenga said that the figures now exceed that outbreak. Congo has also previously suffered civil war and political upheaval from years and is going through a very tough situation because in September, vaccinations were suspected in Beni ...

Medicine Conjoined twins ready for separation surgery
Author: 0 Conjoined twins ready for separation surgery

Previously, medical experts were not sure if the girls also shared a bowel, which could have complicated surgery. Surgeons in Australia have separated conjoined twins from Bhutan in a life-changing operation. "We keep making guesses as to how long this will take, but the reality is until the operation starts and ultimately we get to see what is connecting the girls, we won't really know how long", said Joe Crameri, Melbourne Royal Children's Hospital's head of pediatric surgery.

Medicine First Flu Deaths This Season
Author: 0 First Flu Deaths This Season

Public health officials in East Sussex are urging people to get protected before winter kicks in. Imagine getting one flu shot and having it last you the rest of your life, no boosters needed. "You may have a few days after you get your flu shot where you perhaps aren't feeling 100 percent", Han said. "Plus you are limited to what vaccine is offered: standard and high-dose and it is only 20-30 percent effective and yet some people still choose it".

Medicine County Reports First Flu Death of Season, Urges Vaccinations
Author: 0 County Reports First Flu Death of Season, Urges Vaccinations

While many are skeptical of vaccination, the flu vaccine does not "cause" the flu. "So the vaccine will offer protection only for a year", Dr. Williams-Rodriguez explained. "The main difference between a cold and the flu is persons with flu will get a fever and body aches, generalised body aches". Seniors respond less well to vaccines than younger people because, as we age, our immune system functions less well.

Medicine At-risk healthcare workers being vaccinated against Ebola in Uganda
Author: 0 At-risk healthcare workers being vaccinated against Ebola in Uganda

Another 60 suspected cases are now under investigation. For example, in places of entry to and exit from big cities where there has been an Ebola case, people are screened for the disease and have to wash their hands to contain the virus. That, combined with the lack of proper awareness among the society, mean that many refuse to even accept that there is a disease such as Ebola", said Dr.

Medicine ‘Morning people’ at lower risk of breast cancer?
Author: 0 ‘Morning people’ at lower risk of breast cancer?

Analysis showed women who slept longer than seven to eight hours a night - the amount recommended - increased their chances of being diagnosed with the disease by 20% per additional hour spent sleeping. Dr Richmond said: "These findings have potential policy implications for influencing sleep habits of the general population in order to improve health and reduce the risk of breast cancer among women".

Medicine FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl
Author: 0 FDA approves opioid stronger than fentanyl

In a statement , FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, sought to deflect criticism of the approval, saying that, "Looking beyond this particular drug approval, I believe that we should consider whether we should be doing more to evaluate each candidate opioid, not just as an independent review decision, but rather also to consider each novel opioid drug in the context of the overall therapeutic armamentarium that's available to patients and providers".

Medicine Tenth child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility
Author: 0 Tenth child dies from viral outbreak at New Jersey facility

So far, those affected by the virus had become ill between September 26 and October 29, the statement said. The department also said Thursday the illness was last detected on Tuesday, Oct. The New Jersey Department of Health is working with Camden County health officials and Voorhees' administrators to control the outbreak and identify other cases.

Medicine Magaya in court over HIV 'cure'
Author: 0 Magaya in court over HIV 'cure'

Also, Zimbabwe's Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Deputy Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa said Government was concerned with these claims as there were processes and procedures in Zimbabwe that medicines go through before they are recognised as effective and safe for use by patients.

Medicine Long-term facility residents urged to get special high-dose seasonal flu vaccine
Author: 0 Long-term facility residents urged to get special high-dose seasonal flu vaccine

Ohio State Total Health and Wellness hosted by a Flu Vaccine Blitz for students. "No, doc. When I was younger I would get it and always get sick, so now - at my age - I think I will pass on it this year and take my chances". "One of the common ones (misconceptions) that we do get is that the flu shot will cause the flu, and that is incorrect", he said. Bring disinfectant wipes: Public places are a breed ground for germs, so don't feel bad about wiping down those area you may touch, or you ...

Medicine Global Organic Rice Protein Market Size - Axiom Foods, Shafi Gluco Chem, AIDP
Author: 0 Global Organic Rice Protein Market Size - Axiom Foods, Shafi Gluco Chem, AIDP

Pea Protein market report provides chances, hazard, and driving force that shows future and current economy requirement connected to manufacturers and regions . (France), Natural Products (U.S.), FRANK Food Products (Netherlands) And many more ... An overall blueprint of the research methodology employed is provided in this segment.

Medicine Federal health care website up and running after slow start
Author: 0 Federal health care website up and running after slow start

Those less-expensive plans can also deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. "But we are providing enrollment assistance in all 67 counties by way of virtual, as well as over the phone appointments", Ray said. "They exclude pre-existing conditions and coverage for those". But Castor said signing up for health insurance will be more hard this year because President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have made "massive cuts" to outreach and enrollment programs.

Medicine Electrical Spinal Cord Stimulation Lets 3 Men With Paralysis Walk Again
Author: 0 Electrical Spinal Cord Stimulation Lets 3 Men With Paralysis Walk Again

And in September this year, two separate papers reported breakthroughs in allowing patients with paralysis to walk, with assistance, as a result of EES. This study achieves an unprecedented level of precision in electrically stimulating spinal cords. Going forward, Courtine said he hoped to see the technique combined with biological treatments involving nerve fix.

Medicine Why you should get your flu shot
Author: 0 Why you should get your flu shot

Most infections can be divided into viruses or bacteria. There is no medicine to kill the influenza virus. For viruses, Tamiflu is taken orally and Relenza is inhaled. "Many people might conclude that if you are exposed to a virus and you don't get sick, it's because the virus didn't stick or it was so weak, it just passed right through your system and your system didn't notice".

Medicine Shine a Teal Light on food allergies this Halloween
Author: 0 Shine a Teal Light on food allergies this Halloween

It was inspired by a Tennessee parent that wanted to signal they had non-food treats for kids with allergies or dietary restrictions - so they placed a painted teal pumpkin in front of their home on Halloween. It could be stickers, glow sticks or even toy vampire fangs. Local officials are encouraging residents to participate in the " Teal Pumpkin Project " this Halloween.

Medicine Dogs can be trained to sniff out malaria, researchers say
Author: 0 Dogs can be trained to sniff out malaria, researchers say

The next day, the socks were collected. Only socks from uninfected children as well as those with malaria but showing no symptoms were used for the study. When she detected the scent of the parasite she sat down to receive a reward. "And it may be possible to pick someone out from a crowd that's infected with malaria parasites".

Medicine German nurse on trial over 100 patient deaths
Author: 0 German nurse on trial over 100 patient deaths

His mass murder went unnoticed for years, partially because numerous patients he treated were already critically ill and because Hoegel tried to resuscitate his victims after deliberately putting them on the brink of death. In 2014-15, a second trial found him guilty of two murders and two attempted murders and he was given the maximum sentence. "We have fought for four years for this trial and expect Hoegel to be convicted of another 100 killings", said Christian Marbach, a representative ...

Medicine Breast cancer suvivor shares her fight against disease
Author: 0 Breast cancer suvivor shares her fight against disease

She said that it is a must to develop a liaison between the women seen at Basic Health Units (BHU) and Rural Health Centers (RHC) and the Breast Cancer Center at PIMS. "We are raising funds for the Making Strides against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society". The good news is that breast-cancer incidence rates began decreasing in 2000 after increasing for the previous two decades.

Medicine United Kingdom announces digital services tax on tech giants
Author: 0 United Kingdom announces digital services tax on tech giants

The personal allowance, the minimum someone can earn before paying tax, will rise to £12,500 from £11,850. Technology firms will be be subject to extra taxation in a bid to create a fairer tax system for the primarily American companies. "Tory cuts will benefit rich families 14 times more than the poor according to @resfoundation analysis". The cuts were criticised as "tax cuts for the rich" by shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry on Monday.

Medicine American Cancer Society's breast cancer walk boosts survivors in Orlando
Author: 0 American Cancer Society's breast cancer walk boosts survivors in Orlando

The American Cancer Society hosted its annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks , Saturday morning. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 252,710 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. "I just took the scissors and I cried and she cried and we cut it all off", said Jones. "Yes, cancer is a survivable disease in many, many cases".

Medicine National Take Back Day Provides Solution To Growing Health Concern
Author: 0 National Take Back Day Provides Solution To Growing Health Concern

Many citizens are not aware of how to properly dispose of their unused medications. Police departments are once again collecting expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs across New Hampshire. Personal information will be removed from the containers. According to Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, drug take back events are part of the solution to fight the opioid epidemic.

Medicine President Trump blames high cost of drugs on 'freeloading' countries
Author: 0 President Trump blames high cost of drugs on 'freeloading' countries

In response, the administration is proposing that Medicare Part B would use reference pricing, allowing Medicare to determine what it pays based on what other countries pay. So far, Republicans have been on the defensive when it comes to healthcare, especially when it comes to the GOP's attacks on preexisting condition protections , so the speech may be an attempt to reframe the healthcare conversation as Americans head to the polls.

Medicine New drug said to be game-changer against flu
Author: 0 New drug said to be game-changer against flu

While Xofluza was developed by Shionogi, the Japanese company licensed the drug to Roche for commercialization outside of Japan and Taiwan. The approval is for people who are 12 or older. Patients treated with Xofluza recovered more quickly compared with patients who took the placebo. Flu treatments generally work best if taken within 48 hours of symptoms beginning, and health officials encourage vaccination, preferably by the end of October.

Medicine Everson Griffen To Resume Activities With Vikings
Author: 0 Everson Griffen To Resume Activities With Vikings

Griffen's wife said her husband "awoke in the middle of the night on September 16 and left the home" and that Griffen does that "at times when he is fighting "demons" in his head". "This is an illness and he's done a good job of helping to get better and continues to try to get better". Griffen returned to TCO Performance Center on Wednesday and participated in drills.

Medicine Flu shot rates dropped during last year's killer season
Author: 0 Flu shot rates dropped during last year's killer season

The 2017-18 flu season was bad, with over 55,000 reported cases in Canada-more than double the previous year's cases, said Saxinger, who works as a physician at the U of A Hospital. Furthermore, each year, the flu vaccination protects against different strains of the virus. Protection against germs on shared objects such as telephones, keyboards, and transit rails is even more important as flu season approaches.

Medicine Tall people have higher cancer risk, study finds
Author: 0 Tall people have higher cancer risk, study finds

The data suggests that the only thing to blame is that tall people have more mass, and thereby more tissue that could go rogue. TALLER people have a higher risk of cancer "hard wired" into them partly because they have more cells for the disease to target, a study claimed today.

Medicine Polio-like illness suspected in NY state
Author: 0 Polio-like illness suspected in NY state

Oakland County Health Division is monitoring the nationwide occurrence of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), which is a rare, serious condition that is not fully understood. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has yet to determine a cause. "We don't have a vaccine, we don't have a special treatment", an MDH spokesperson said.

Medicine One-dose treatment’s now new for flu
Author: 0 One-dose treatment’s now new for flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports the flu season is already well underway; the contagious respiratory illness impacts 5 to 20 percent of people in the US every year. In both trials , patients who took Xofluza had quicker relief of symptoms than those who took the placebo. Lab tests indicate Xofluza also may have weaker activity against the typically less-common influenza B strain.

Medicine Eunice Asiedu Foundation Screens Girls For Breast Cancer
Author: 0 Eunice Asiedu Foundation Screens Girls For Breast Cancer

The fund-raising event with the theme "Be a Warrior, Not a Worrier" is part of the activities organised by the Breast Cancer Network Việt Nam (BCNV) to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. "Catrina Lambert, a high school senior and Trish's second child, said, "[We] wondered what we were going to do without my mom". Asia Pacific is one of the most promising regions for the predictive breast cancer gene testing market as the region is developing rapidly.

Medicine Global poo survey shows our waste is full of microplastic
Author: 0 Global poo survey shows our waste is full of microplastic

All dined on plastic-wrapped food and drank from plastic water bottles. Researchers at the Vienna University of Medicine and the Austrian Environment Agency, headed by Dr. The CBC investigative reports programme Marketplace tested Marketplace tested five leading brands of bottled water in Canada in 2018 and found microplastics in all of them.

Medicine Flu shot program kicks off in Sask.
Author: 0 Flu shot program kicks off in Sask.

Despite the recent warm weather, flu season is coming and officials are reminding the public now is the time to take advantage of the free flu shot. Officials say one flu-associated death occurred in an individual greater than 65 years old and it is the first flu-related death in the state for the season.

Medicine State Confirms Four Cases Of Mysterious Illness
Author: 0 State Confirms Four Cases Of Mysterious Illness

AFM cases on the rise in the U.S. Story continues below video. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed 62 cases across 22 states this year, compared with 33 cases last year, and is investigating dozens more reports .