Medico

Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park

Their current condition is unknown, but most of the overdoses and illnesses were non-life threatening. Last year, more than 72,000 people in the United States died from drug overdoses , up 6.6 percent from the prior year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Continua a leggere...

NYU To Cover Tuition For All Medical Students

NYU To Cover Tuition For All Medical Students While it must be easier for a moneyed institution like NYU to offer full-tuition scholarships, it is reportedly the first school of its caliber to do so (according to NYU, that is). Home Depot co-founder Kenneth Langone, whose name adorns the health system affiliated with the medical school, contributed $100 million. The announcement from the medical school's trustees, leaders, and faculty was ... Continua a leggere...

FDA recalls 2 thyroid medications due to impurity risk

FDA recalls 2 thyroid medications due to impurity risk The Federal U.S. Food & Drug Administration announced this month they're recalling thyroid tablets due to potential problems with an ingredient. The FDA inspected the Sichuan Friendly Pharmaceutical Co.'s manufacturing plant in October. Spread the word by sharing the FDA's warning! . Levothyroxine and Liothyronine are two ingredients found in one medication and are being recalled in its... Continua a leggere...

Cruciferous vegetables found to protect against colon cancer in mice

Cruciferous vegetables found to protect against colon cancer in mice Mice fed a diet rich in indole-3-carbinol produced when digesting Brassica genius vegetables were shown to be protected from gut inflammation and colon cancer . "However, there is very little literature on which vegetables are the most beneficial or why". "This suggests that even without genetic risk factors, a diet devoid of vegetable matter can lead to colon cancer", the researchers noted... Continua a leggere...

Here are the best hospitals in SC, according to new U.S

Here are the best hospitals in SC, according to new U.S According to the magazine's editors, Honor Roll hospitals each perform near the top of the rankings in at least half a dozen specialty areas. Florida Hospital Orlando ranked fifth in the state. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide", said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. Continua a leggere...

FDA Approves Generic Version of EpiPen

FDA Approves Generic Version of EpiPen In a statement , the company said the firm is "applying our full resources to this important launch in the coming months and [is] eager to begin supplying the market". "The path to developing generic drug-device combination products like this one is challenging", Gottlieb said. Currently, EpiPens can be in short supply, with spot shortages continuing after FDA investigators found problems a yea... Continua a leggere...

21 year old girl turns youngest to receive face transplant

21 year old girl turns youngest to receive face transplant A few months later, she and her boyfriend broke up. In 2008, American woman Connie Culp became the first United States recipient of a face transplant at the same clinic. "Her brain was basically exposed, and I mean, we're talking seizures and infections and all kinds of problems". We're so happy to report that the transplant was successful - what a miracle! After being told about the possible ... Continua a leggere...

Measles on the rise nationally, 2 cases found in DC area

In 2014, the United States experienced a record number of measles cases, with 667 cases from 27 states reported to CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. Ulyee Choe, an infectious disease specialist and the county's health director, said in a statement Monday. Health officials said the residents had not been vaccinated and the visitor's vaccination status was unknown. Continua a leggere...

76 overdoses reported in New Haven; 1 person arrested

76 overdoses reported in New Haven; 1 person arrested A doctor at one hospital says some patients tested positive for fentanyl, but it appears most of the overdoses were caused by a potent batch of straight K2 synthetic marijuana, also known as Kush. Early reports indicated that 47 people had overdosed, but The Hartford Courant reports that the number of cases had risen to 71 by about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Continua a leggere...

Cleveland Clinic reclaims U.S

Cleveland Clinic reclaims U.S This year, 158 hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one specialty, up from 152 in 2017-18. The top hospital nationally was Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.; followed by Cleveland Clinic's parent hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Continua a leggere...

Woman's lost contact lens found in her eyelid - 28 years later

Woman's lost contact lens found in her eyelid - 28 years later It's not like the woman was looking for it the entire time, though. An MRI revealed a tiny cyst just above her eye, which doctors removed. When doctors tried to remove the the cyst, it broke open and revealed an extremely fragile hard contact lens inside. Continua a leggere...

E-cigarettes not so safe but still better than cigarettes

E-cigarettes not so safe but still better than cigarettes Earlier this year, an independent review concluded that e-cigarettes should be available on prescription due to the fact that there is "overwhelming evidence" that they are better for you than smoking . Researchers devised a mechanical procedure to mimic vaping and produce condensate from the vapour. Although vaping is increasing in popularity, most of the current body of research has focused o... Continua a leggere...

West Nile virus confirmed in mosquitoes trapped in Lindsay area

West Nile virus confirmed in mosquitoes trapped in Lindsay area West Nile virus - which is carried by infected mosquitos and has a habit of making people very ill - has been steadily spreading across the United States for a while now, but 2018 is proving to be a particularly active year. Here are some tips to prevent mosquito bites: • Wear shoes, socks, long trousers, and a long-sleeved shirt when outdoors for long periods or when mosquitoes are most active fr... Continua a leggere...

Di Maio e i vaccini "Nel M5s idee malsane"

Di Maio e i vaccini Il capo di M5S è poi intervenuto sul caso, su Facebook, della mamma che ha ammesso di aver falsificato le autocertificazioni: " Sappia che rischia fino a due anni di galera . "Pur ritenendo che la leva obbligatoria sia stata un'esperienza formativa, credo sia stata una buona cosa superarla ", ha concluso il ministro Di Maio . Continua a leggere...

Mass Overdose Leaves Connecticut Park Strewn with Dozens of Drugged-Out Victims

He said authorities have been treating and sometimes transporting six or seven people at one time and the actions of first responders have been "lifesaving". Early reports indicated that 47 people had overdosed, but The Hartford Courant reports that the number of cases had risen to 71 by about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Continua a leggere...

Elephants rarely get cancer thanks to a 'zombie' gene

Elephants rarely get cancer thanks to a 'zombie' gene While the LIF6 gene is dead and non-functioning in other mammals, this isn't the case in elephants. But in the beloved pachyderms, the gene is still alive and battling cancerous mutations. And when the gene was introduced to animals that normally lack it, such as mice, they too became cancer-resistant. That saves elephants from the killer disease so now all they have to worry about is whacko... Continua a leggere...

Starbucks Launches New Vegan Almond Butter and Cacao Cold Brew Smoothies

Starbucks Launches New Vegan Almond Butter and Cacao Cold Brew Smoothies While both drinks are crafted with plant-based protein and Banana Date Fruit Blend, the Almond Protein Blended Cold Brew, with 12 grams of protein, also features almond milk and almond butter. The Cacao beverage is blended with Cold Brew, coconutmilk, plant-based protein, cacao powder, banana date fruit blend and ice. Pricing for a 16-ounce beverage is listed at $5.95 Dollars and it boasts a cal... Continua a leggere...

Conversations with kids help them develop better language skills

Conversations with kids help them develop better language skills Researchers from MIT monitored parents over a weekend, recording how much they spoke to their children, then scanned the youngsters' brains. In 1995, a highly influential study revealed that children from higher-income families are exposed to about 30 million more words compared to children from lower-income families. Continua a leggere...

Blue light from smartphones speeds up blindness, read how to prevent it

Blue light from smartphones speeds up blindness, read how to prevent it Americans spend up to 11 hours a day in front of a digital screen, but our commitment to our phones and laptops is having unwanted effects on our eyes, a new study from peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports found. Still, even the speculation is alarming to researchers. People should wear sunglasses that can filter both UV and blue light outside and avoid browsing on smartphones, laptops a... Continua a leggere...

Renewed calls for overdose prevention sites following string of deaths

Renewed calls for overdose prevention sites following string of deaths The opioid was present in 48 per cent of accidental opioid deaths in 2016, compared to 31 per cent the year before. Data from Toronto Public Health shows that 303 people died in 2017 due to opioid-related causes, up from 186 in 2016. The study, "Language Matters in Combating the Opioid Epidemic: Safe Consumption Sites Versus Overdose Prevention Sites", was written by Barry, Sherman, and Emma M... Continua a leggere...


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