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Medicine Open enrollment for health insurance marketplace closes Saturday
Author: 0 Open enrollment for health insurance marketplace closes Saturday

That's down about 11 percent from the same time past year. New sign-ups drive the growth of the HealthCare.gov marketplaces, helping keep premiums in check. Available every day, except certain holidays. Is the Obamacare exchange losing its appeal for IL consumers? Nationally, enrollment in ACA state exchanges has decreased from previous year.

Medicine Report Claims Johnson & Johnson Knew Baby Powder Contained Asbestos for Decades
Author: 0 Report Claims Johnson & Johnson Knew Baby Powder Contained Asbestos for Decades

Johnson & Johnson's drop of 11% in Friday's trading may bring on deja vu for some investors after a Reuters report said the company knew for decades that asbestos was sometimes present in its baby powder. "This is all a calculated attempt to distract from the fact that thousands of independent tests prove our talc does not contain asbestos or cause cancer", Ernie Knewitz, J&J's vice president of global media relations, wrote in an emailed response to the report.

Medicine Fentanyl deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms
Author: 0 Fentanyl deadliest drug in America, CDC confirms

Drugs such as heroin and cocaine are increasingly being laced with fentanyl and other synthetic opioids, causing many drug users to consume fatal doses by mistake . After fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine were the deadliest drugs in 2016. Over the same time, the number of people who died from overdosing on methadone dropped.

Medicine Breast Cancer Risk In Women May Increase After Childbirth
Author: 0 Breast Cancer Risk In Women May Increase After Childbirth

Women who had given birth before 25 had no elevated risk compared to peers who had never given birth , while risk was higher, compared to peers, for women who had given birth for the first time after age 35. The task force recommends against screening with magnetic resonance imaging, tomosynthesis and ultrasonography in women not at high risk based on a lack of evidence.

Medicine Is screen time changing the structure of kids's brains?
Author: 0 Is screen time changing the structure of kids's brains?

Researchers have found "different patterns" in brain scans among children who record heavy smart device and video game use, according to initial data from a major ongoing USA study. According to those guidelines, children 24 months or younger should mostly stay away from screens, while children between the ages of two and five should limit screen time to one hour per day.

Medicine Crosswords and puzzles do not prevent mental decline
Author: 0 Crosswords and puzzles do not prevent mental decline

The group of 495 test subjects were all born in 1936, and have previously taken part in a group intelligence test at age 11. The researchers noted that no causal links between intellectual activities and mental decline could be conclusively drawn, and numerous participants were unable to complete the whole study .

Medicine A Rare Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills a Woman At 69
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For this poor woman, who died from the brain infection this past February, the condition had first manifested as a skin rash on her nose. She used the neti pot for a month, then suddenly developed a odd, red, raised rash on one side of the bridge of her nose.

Medicine Google Fit updated with breathing exercises and home screen widgets
Author: 0 Google Fit updated with breathing exercises and home screen widgets

Also, whenever you manually log a workout in the journal, you'll have the option to adjust your activity intensity and get awarded more accurate Heart Points for it. Several months later Google is back with yet another update that adds some nifty features to the Android app. Google is rolling out somewhat of a major upgrade to Google Fit on Android and Wear OS .

Medicine Don’t Eat Raw Cookie Dough, Warns CDC
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In 2016, an E. coli outbreak linked to raw cookie dough sickened 63 people, the CDC reports. That's because the uncooked eggs in cookie dough could be contaminated with salmonella. "(A great public health innovation, if you ask me!) So, I wasn't anxious about the eggs in the cookie dough". "Children can get sick from handling or eating raw dough used for crafts or play clay, too", according to the CDC.

Medicine Brain-eating amoeba linked to nasal rinse for Seattle woman
Author: 0 Brain-eating amoeba linked to nasal rinse for Seattle woman

Dr Cobbs told the Seattle Times: 'There were these amoebas all over the place just eating brain cells. "The pathologist was able to look at it under a microscope and see the characteristic, actually the amoeba, in the tissue", said Dr. New Jersey health officials linked a man's death to N. fowleri in October. "There's been about 200 cases world-wide", Dr. Cobb said. It was declared a distinct species in 1993, according to the report .

Medicine Republic 'will face food shortages' in no-deal Brexit
Author: 0 Republic 'will face food shortages' in no-deal Brexit

The Colchester MP Will Quince has stepped down as a Parliamentary Private Secretary because he can't support the government's Brexit deal. Analysis by ITV News Anglia of the comments and speeches of MPs in the Anglia region suggests as many of half of the Conservative backbenchers will vote against the government deal.

Author: 0 Woman uses neti pot, dies from brain-eating amoeba

An amoeba is a single-cell organism that can cause fatal disease in humans, and they live in warm soil and water. "When I operated on this lady, a section of her brain about the size of a golf ball was bloody mush ", Dr Charles Cobbs, a neurosurgeon at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle , told The Seattle Times .

Medicine Patient coughs up blood clot shaped like lung
Author: 0 Patient coughs up blood clot shaped like lung

The pulmonary surgeon Dr Georg Wieselthaler told The Atlantic when he carefully spread out the clot, realising it was the flawless shape, he was "astonished". Doctors are at a loss or words after a 36-year-old man coughed up a blood clot in the exact shape of his right lung, according to the New England Journal of Medicine .

Medicine World’s first baby born via uterus transplant from deceased donor
Author: 0 World’s first baby born via uterus transplant from deceased donor

With live donors in short supply, doctors say the new technique might help to increase availability and give more women the option of pregnancy. Until now, the only successful uterus transplants have involved living donors who are typically family members of the recipients. Still, the advantage is that the surgery takes place only for a person.

Medicine WashPost: Ocasio-Cortez Claim About Pentagon Wrong
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She tweeted a link to an article in the Washington Post in which her campaign manager, Saikat Chakrabarti, confirmed that interns in her office would be paid "at least" $15 an hour. "It is unjust for Congress to budget a living wage for ourselves, yet rely on unpaid interns & underpaid overworked staff" to help Congressmen and women she wrote.

Medicine New tool diagnoses cancer in 10 minutes
Author: 0 New tool diagnoses cancer in 10 minutes

Australian scientists have developed a simple blood test that they claim can diagnose cancer in mere minutes by identifying a unique DNA signature present in all types of the disease. "This makes it bind to the gold nanoparticles, and it's much stronger binding than the normal DNA is". Even better, the test works on circulating free DNA, molecular fragments that drift through easily obtained body fluids.

Author: 0 First baby born using uterus transplanted from dead donor a 'resounding success'

He said any doubts he had about the potential importance of uterus transplants were erased after meeting the mother of the first baby born after a live donor uterus transplant. Although uterus transplants are a growing area of medicine, they remain highly experimental and are very hard surgeries to complete. After the transplant, her period returned after 37 days.

Medicine ECG Functionality Comes to Apple Watch
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Apple Watches running watchOS 5.1.2 can also detect irregular heart rhythms in the background and send out a notification if an irregular rhythm is detected. Macrumors noted last week that Apple was already starting to train employees how to communicate relative to the latest version of the watch, with instructions that include making it clear the ECG app is regulated and only available in regions where it's been cleared for use.

Medicine Infant ibuprofen recall from Wal-Mart, CVS, Family Dollar
Author: 0 Infant ibuprofen recall from Wal-Mart, CVS, Family Dollar

The company said that it has not received any reports of any negative effects but is recalling the products as a precaution, citing "a remote possibility" of "permanent NSAID-associated renal injury". 50 mg per 1.25 ml. However, Tris Pharma is urging consumers who are experiencing ill health effects after using the drug to contact their physician or healthcare provider.

Medicine British MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I am HIV Positive
Author: 0 British MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I am HIV Positive

He continued: "I am leading this debate today because we are in many ways at a juncture in the fight against HIV and Aids". The House passed an identical bill earlier this month. "These men's HIV statuses were entirely avoidable". HIV is no longer a killer disease. "Those 1980s campaigns play heavy in a lot of people's minds that this is some sort of death sentence, and so immediately you are facing a wall of hatred but it's a wall of fear and worry".

Medicine Missoula child becomes first flu death in Montana this season
Author: 0 Missoula child becomes first flu death in Montana this season

Anyone can get sick from the flu and certain people are at greater risk for serious complications from the flu. Although influenza activity remains at minimal levels, the virus can still cause illness and even death. "Flu vaccination can reduce doctor visits, pneumonia, missed work and school due to illness, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations". "By getting vaccinated you are protecting your family and those people you cross paths with every day".

Medicine Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reports from the abyss
Author: 0 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reports from the abyss

After becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress, Ocasio-Cortez's victory was a signal to her supporters that she had the momentum to push forward with a plan for what many are calling the "Green New Deal". We've been done it before, and can do it again. "If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress - uh, rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate, and the House", Ocasio-Cortez said - forgetting that the three branches ...

Medicine First baby is born using transplanted womb from dead woman
Author: 0 First baby is born using transplanted womb from dead woman

The donor was a 45-year-old woman who died from a stroke. The baby was born on December 15, 2017, through a C-section, and is believed to be the first to be born with a uterus from a deceased donor. "The numbers of people willing and committed to donate organs upon their own deaths are far larger than those of live donors, offering a much wider potential donor population", he added.

Medicine Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?
Author: 0 Universal Cancer Test: One Test to Diagnose Them All?

Researchers have always been looking for a commonality among cancers to develop a diagnostic tool that could apply across all types. Prof Trau said the results "stunned" them and they realized that this was a "general feature for all cancer".

Medicine GSK seals £3bn Horlicks sale to Unilever
Author: 0 GSK seals £3bn Horlicks sale to Unilever

Nearly 90% of the turnover is in India. GSK has a large play in India, the Anglo-Dutch consumer product major's second largest market. The iconic malted milk drink brand Horlicks, which is now owned by GSK Plc, is also being acquired by HUL's Anglo-Dutch parent Unilever.

Medicine Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor
Author: 0 Toddler with rare blood type sparks worldwide search for donor

Narrowing the field further is the fact that donors would also need to be missing the "Indian B" antigen commonly found in blood, just like Zainab. A worldwide search is on to find some of the rarest blood in the world for a two-year-old girl fighting an aggressive cancer.

Medicine TAMC public health nurses encourage testing, contact tracing for World Aids Day
Author: 0 TAMC public health nurses encourage testing, contact tracing for World Aids Day

She said that in some parts of the region, HIV testing and access to treatment was still lacking and urged leaders to have stronger political will, commitment and increase investment to achieve universal health coverage in all states. The research demonstrates that one of the reasons that clients with HIV, who are hard to reach with testing services (e.g., adolescents and men), like using self-tests is that the test can be very private.

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

Dr. Christoph Hamelmann, the WHO Representative in the Islamic Republic of Iran, during a surprise visit to a Drop-in Center in Kerman on November 28 took a HIV test to highlight this year's theme of World AIDS Day 2018 as " Know Your Status ".

Medicine British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive
Author: 0 British MP tells UK Parliament he is HIV positive

Lloyd Russell-Moyle said that he received the diagnosis ten years ago and that it had hit him "like a wall". It has been a long journey from the fear of acceptance and today hopefully advocacy, knowing that my treatment keeps me healthy and protects any partner I may have...status does not define them.

Medicine Measles cases increased by more than 30 percent worldwide from 2016
Author: 0 Measles cases increased by more than 30 percent worldwide from 2016

The five-week long initiative that aims to vaccine 13.16 lakh children in the age group of 9-15 years in Meerut district got a kickstart against the deadly diseases-Measles and Rubella. "Otherwise we will continue chasing one outbreak after another". In their report, the authors call for investments in immunization systems combined with efforts to strengthen routine immunization, especially targeting the poorest, most marginalized communities, including those struggling with conflict and ...