Medico

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

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...

Westminster Pharmaceuticals Voluntarily Recalls Thyroid Tablets

Westminster Pharmaceuticals Voluntarily Recalls Thyroid Tablets Food & Drug Administration announced this month they're recalling thyroid tablets due to potential problems with an ingredient. Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of both Levothyroxine and Liothyronine , which were distributed as tablets at the wholesale level. Continua a leggere...

Measles outbreak hits more than 100 people in 21 states, including Indiana

Measles outbreak hits more than 100 people in 21 states, including Indiana The CDC reports that the majority of people who got measles were unvaccinated. Measles is considered highly contagious and can be spread through coughs and sneezes. The affected states include North Carolina, Arkansas, California , Connecticut, Florida , Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee,... Continua a leggere...

Morta anziana malata e contagiata da West Nile

Morta anziana malata e contagiata da West Nile L'infezione da West Nile , ha ovviamente complicato il quadro clinico, come evidenziato anche dall'esame sierologico compiuto per accertarne l'esistenza. Sono invece due i morti . Il primario Marco Libanore non ha nascosto che le proporzioni della vicenda possano rappresentare una condizione endemica. Continua a leggere...

Vaping Shown to Cause Chronic Lung Disease, Like Smoking

Professor David Thickett, lead author from the University of Birmingham, said: "In terms of cancer causing molecules in cigarette smoke, as opposed to cigarette vapour, there are certainly reduced numbers of carcinogens". But it appears that the vaping process itself can damage immune system cells - at least in the lab, Thickett said. Treatment with an antioxidant, however, restored that ability a... Continua a leggere...

21-year-old woman becomes youngest in United States to receive face transplant

Five weeks after the incident, Stubblefield was brought to Cleveland Clinic. After the attempted suicide , Stubblefield was taken to a hospital where doctors sewed her eyelids shut to help her corneas heal, stabilized her jaw and cheekbones, and tried to use skin grafts to close the open wounds on her face. Continua a leggere...

This FDA-Approved Birth Control Method Is Unlike Anything We’ve Seen

This FDA-Approved Birth Control Method Is Unlike Anything We’ve Seen The app, Natural Cycles , calculates when a woman is most likely to be fertile using their daily body temperature data and their menstrual cycle information. The mobile app, Natural Cycles, is used by more than 900,000 women across the globe to prevent pregnancy. If a woman does decide to use an app for birth control, however, she needs to have a plan for what she would do if she does have an un... Continua a leggere...

Algoma district residents reminded to protect themselves against West Nile Virus

OH in particular notes that 2018 has been the most active year for West Nile infections thus far, sparking concern that not enough is being done to prevent the virus from taking over the United States. Overall, 106 cases of West Nile virus disease in people have been reported to CDC. To reduce their risk of West Nile virus, area residents are encouraged to use insect repellent containing DEET, w... Continua a leggere...

Falsificava i certificati, mamma "no vax" denunciata dalla scuola del figlio

Falsificava i certificati, mamma La donna, non curante della gravità del suo gesto, ha scritto: " Io ho fatto così: ho preso il foglio mandato dall'Asl con le vaccinazioni da fare, l'ho scannerizzato, ho cambiato la data e l'ho portato alla materna". "La vicenda risale allo scorso anno scolastico: c'erano 70 bambini iscritti e la figlia della signora era l'unica a non avere le certificazioni " riferisce Erculiani come riporta ... Continua a leggere...

Brescia, neonato morto per batterio: tutto il reparto sotto inchiesta, 16 indagati

Brescia, neonato morto per batterio: tutto il reparto sotto inchiesta, 16 indagati Le fonti di contagio, confermate o sospette per epidemia da Serratia, sono, principalmente: i neonati colonizzati e/o le mani degli operatori sanitari, più raramente il latte, le superfici delle termoculle, il sapone per lavaggio mani, sporadicamente altri presidi sanitari, anche se in più della metà dei casi descritti non è stata identificata alcuna fonte comune. Continua a leggere...

Blue light from phones and tablets can speed up blindness, study finds

Blue light from phones and tablets can speed up blindness, study finds Their findings were published on July 5 in Scientific Reports . According to a new study, prolonged exposure to blue light might speed up macular degeneration and lead to blindness . "When they're dead, they're dead for good". "Our experiments explain how this happens, and we hope this leads to therapies that slow macular degeneration, such as a new kind of eye drop", he added. Continua a leggere...


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