Medico

CDC warns of drug-resistant salmonella outbreak

CDC warns of drug-resistant salmonella outbreak The CDC says 21 people are sick enough to be hospitalized, although no one has died. The strain has been identified in a variety of raw chicken products and in live chickens. In order to avoid being sick, the CDC says to wash your hands before working with food. This outbreak is a reminder to follow food safety guidelines. Continua a leggere...

What is acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the polio-like illness causing worry?

What is acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the polio-like illness causing worry? AFM attacks the patient's nervous system (and the spinal cord, in particular) resulting in extreme weakness of the arms and legs. A unsafe and rare disease that's similar to the polio virus is on the rise in the U.S., and it has health officials baffled. Continua a leggere...

Florida confirms state's 1st pediatric flu death

Florida confirms state's 1st pediatric flu death Eighty percent of the children who died were not vaccinated. "And because we as health care providers have no idea of knowing who is going to get very sick from the flu , that's why we tell everyone to get the shot to protect themselves and their families". Continua a leggere...

McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the Midterms

McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the Midterms McConnell was responding to a Treasury Department report that the US federal budget deficit jumped to $ 779 billion in fiscal year 2018, the highest level since 2012. The GOP's Obamacare repeal efforts failed by just one vote previous year. "We all know that there will be no solution to that, short of some kind of bipartisan grand bargain that makes the very, very popular entitlement progra... Continua a leggere...

U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition

U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are now 62 cases across 22 states this year. At the press conference, Messonnier emphasized how rare the disease is. Right now, it's unclear what has caused the AFM cases in Illinois, Colorado, and Pittsburgh. Enterovirus (EV) D68, a virus from the same family as polio, is the leading suspect, having been closely linked to the 2014 ... Continua a leggere...

Mysterious Polio-like Disorder Striking Children Around US Growing

Messonnier said that officials have not been able to find the cause of the illness. "For some previous cases, we have identified one pathogen or another, but we have no unifying diagnosis", said Dr. Unfortunately, there's no specific treatment for AFM. One child has died of the condition, called acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM. Doctors at Children's have not seen an AFM patient needing a venti... Continua a leggere...

Dozens Fall Ill In Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chicken

This particular strain of Salmonellahas demonstrated resistance to multiple antibiotics, meaning treatment may be more hard for severe cases. The outbreak strain was been identified in samples taken from raw chicken pet food, raw chicken products, and live chickens. Continua a leggere...

Apple sees role for Watch app in hip, knee replacement recovery

Apple sees role for Watch app in hip, knee replacement recovery More than a million knee and hip replacements happen every year in the U.S., according to Zimmer Biomet . Apple and Zimmer Biomet are looking to enroll a substantial 10,000 people in the USA for the study . "This solution will connect consumers with their doctors continuously, before and after surgery", said Apple chief operating officer Jeff Williams in a statement . Continua a leggere...

Hidden dangers lurk in over the counter supplements, study warns

Hidden dangers lurk in over the counter supplements, study warns Many consumers do not know the true composition of dietary supplements , and often this affects their overall health. More than half of American adults take dietary supplements, which the FDA defines as "any vitamin , enzyme, botanical, amino acid, or mineral that is not meant to cure or prevent a disease". Continua a leggere...

CDC Confirms Rare Polio-Like Virus Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 22 States

CDC Confirms Rare Polio-Like Virus Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 22 States On Saturday, Sputnik reported on the worrisome number of 38 cases of the unusual syndrome, which affects the spinal cord. The increase in cases appeared to begin in 2014, when the CDC started tracking the illness. There is no specific treatment for AFM, but treatments that have been tried include immunoglobulin replacement therapy , corticosteroids, plasma exchange and antiviral therapy, acco... Continua a leggere...

Doctors Suspect Man Died Of Extremely Rare Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains

Doctors Suspect Man Died Of Extremely Rare Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains Doctors diagnosed the unnamed man with a degenerative disease caused by the same infection proteins that cause mad cow disease, the Daily Mail reports . As the disease progresses it fundamentally changes how a certain protein in the brain functions, causing lesions in brain tissue that rapidly spread and ultimately consumes the individual's mind. Continua a leggere...

Cozze alla salmonella, rischi per chi le mangia crude

Cozze alla salmonella, rischi per chi le mangia crude Una delle città coinvolte nello smercio di questi molluschi è Napoli. Il Rasff , sistema di allerta rapido europeo per alimenti e mangimi, che consente di condividere con maggiore efficienza le informazioni relative a gravi rischi per la salute derivanti da alimenti e mangimi, avrebbe riscontrato alcune cozze nere contaminate dalla salmonella . Continua a leggere...

New self-lubricating condoms could make sex slippier and sexier, experts claim

New self-lubricating condoms could make sex slippier and sexier, experts claim A new self-lubricating latex could drive greater use of contraceptives, according to the team of scientists behind the invention. "Such a coating shows potential to be an effective strategy for decreasing friction-associated pain" - for women and men - "and increasing user satisfaction". Continua a leggere...

Italia: abolizione numero chiuso a Medicina "scelta scellerata"

Italia: abolizione numero chiuso a Medicina Successivamente, però, il ministro dell'Istruzione Marco Bussetti ha smentito le informazioni contenute nel disegno di legge , definendo l'abolizione del test d'ingresso comunque un "buon auspicio". Negli ultimi mesi sia Bussetti sia Grillo avevano chiesto maggiori fondi per rivedere le capacità degli atenei, risorse su cui il governo non si è espresso, limitandosi a rottamare il numer... Continua a leggere...

CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states

CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states So far this year, 127 confirmed or suspected cases of acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM, have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - a significant increase over 2017 and a worrying perpetuation of a disease for which there is little understanding. Continua a leggere...

Lifespan 2040: Nigeria up (157th to 123rd), United States down, Spain on top

Lifespan 2040: Nigeria up (157th to 123rd), United States down, Spain on top In a shift that will be seen by some to reflect a superpower changing-of-the-guard, the world's two largest economies effectively swap positions compared to 2016: in 2040 the United States drops from 43rd to 64th (79.8 years), while China rises from 68th to 39th (81.9 years). Continua a leggere...

Labor moves to make medical transfers from Nauru easier

Labor moves to make medical transfers from Nauru easier This is a significant shift in approach but does not adjust Labor's stated policy in support of boat turn-backs and against Australian settlement for any asylum seeker who comes by boat. Prime Minister Scott Morrison is reportedly open to accepting New Zealand's offer to resettle 150 refugees from Nauru if parliament signs off on a "lifetime ban" bill. Continua a leggere...

Mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states — CDC

In 2014 the CDC said there was a spike in the AFM virus, with 120 people afflicted with it from August to December of that year in 34 states. CDC officials say they haven't found the cause. "As a parent myself, I understand what it's like to be scared for your child", she said. More broadly, she noted, "there is a lot we don't know about AFM". Continua a leggere...

Ricoverata a Firenze per meningite: arrivava da Venezia

I genitori sono stati sottoposti a profilassi . La prognosi è riservata e le condizioni generali sono stabili . La giovane, insieme alla sua famiglia, aveva visitato prima la città di Venezia e nella giornata di venerdì è arrivata a Firenze . Continua a leggere...

Test medicina, le reazioni all'abolizione del numero chiuso: "No all'apertura a tutti"

Test medicina, le reazioni all'abolizione del numero chiuso: Non sappiamo se il numero chiuso come il numero chiuso a medicina verrà ripensato. Abolizione numero chiuso Medicina: si inizia per gradi In un primo momento, tuttavia, il ministro dell'Istruzione, Marco Bussetti , e il ministro della Salute, Giulia Grillo , non hanno confermato l'abolizione tout court del test di medicina . Continua a leggere...


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