Medico

Gut enzymes could hold key to producing universal blood: UBC study

Gut enzymes could hold key to producing universal blood: UBC study Now, as Live Science points out, scientists have managed to locate a gut enzyme that is capable of eating the A and B type antigens , or sugars, making it possible to, effectively, strip the blood type away so that it becomes, in effect, an O negative blood type . Continua a leggere...

Record Measles Outbreak in European Union Causes Dozens of Deaths

Record Measles Outbreak in European Union Causes Dozens of Deaths Ukraine holds the unfortunate first position, with over 23 000 people affected; "this accounts for over half of the regional total" WHO adds since "over 41 000 children and adults in the WHO European Region have been infected with measles in the first 6 months of 2018". Continua a leggere...

Diagnosticati due casi di febbre del Nilo nell'Oristanese

Diagnosticati due casi di febbre del Nilo nell'Oristanese Dei 255 casi abbiamo visto 103 pazienti che hanno manifestato sintomi neuro-invasivi con purtroppo anche 10 morti. E ora il virus è arrivato anche in Lombardia. Per evitare il diffondersi ulteriore del West Nile , il comune veronese ha programmato un nuovo intervento di disinfestazione nelle aree dove si sono registrati gli ultimi contagi. Continua a leggere...

Irish women rank in top 10 for global alcohol consumption

Going teetotal is the only way to avoid risking health with alcohol, scientists have claimed. The researchers investigated levels of alcohol consumption and health effects in 195 countries between 1990 to 2016. While in 2016, drinking alcohol was the seventh leading risk factor for premature death and disease, in people aged 15-49 years old, alcohol was the leading risk factor, with nearly fou... Continua a leggere...

Migranti: minori scesi da nave Diciotti - Ultima Ora

I migranti, ha raccontato con un tweet il senatore del Pd Davide Faraone, "hanno iniziato uno sciopero della fame". Le visite a bordo, ha aggiunto, "sono sospese per ragioni di sicurezza". "Io non mollo", ribadisce Salvini , il quale cita il "No Way" dell'Australia dove "nessun migrante soccorso in mare mette piede". A Catania intanto si accende il fronte della protesta: alle 10 nel porto... Continua a leggere...

Several children's medicines recalled for microbial contamination

Several children's medicines recalled for microbial contamination The use of drugs with microbial contamination could potentially result in infections. In the release, officials with King Bio said it has not received any reports of injury or illness. Continua a leggere...

New cervical cancer screening recommendations include more options

New cervical cancer screening recommendations include more options New evidence reveals that the human papillomavirus (HPV ), a sexually transmitted disease, causes almost all cases of cervical cancer.Because of this, women aged 30-65 can now opt to take an HPV test once every five years to screen for cervical cancer. Continua a leggere...

Dead ravens in B.C. test positive for West Nile virus

Dead ravens in B.C. test positive for West Nile virus Earlier this week, tests confirmed that mosquitoes carrying the virus were found in coastal areas, including the Menashe Regional Council, Alona Regional Council, Pardes Hannah, Binyamina and Caesarea. Officials are urging horse owners to ensure their animal's vaccine and boosters are up to date. Experts say the best was to prevent WNV is to get rid of the number of mosquitoes around your home b... Continua a leggere...

Congo approves more experimental Ebola treatments as cases rise

Six new cases and four new deaths have been confirmed from the haemmorhagic fever, which causes vomiting and severe diarrhea, the ministry said. Congo's tenth Ebola outbreak was declared in Mangina in North Kivu province on August 1. It is the tenth time Ebola has struck the DRC since 1976. Ebola has always been considered incurable, though swift isolation and the rapid treatment of symptoms... Continua a leggere...

OMS, morbillo: Italia da record

OMS, morbillo: Italia da record L'Italia - insieme a Francia , Serbia, Grecia, Russia, Georgia e Ucraina - è uno dei paesi in cui si è stata superata la soglia dei mille casi. Oltre ad avere registrato numeri record, in questi paesi sono sono verificati anche dei morti a causa della malattia. Continua a leggere...

Health Canada reviewing FDA decision to extend EpiPen expiry dates

Health Canada reviewing FDA decision to extend EpiPen expiry dates Janet Woodcock, director of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said in an agency news release. Biopharma is a fast-growing world where big ideas come along daily. "There's a relatively short shelf-life on it of 12 to 18 months", she said, "so between the relatively short shelf-life and managing the inventory supply, it's quite normal for us to experience periods of limited supp... Continua a leggere...

State reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year

State reports its 1st horse West Nile virus cases this year Californians can also do their part to prevent the disease by managing mosquitoes that carry West Nile Virus. Officials are urging people to avoid the outdoors at dusk and dawn, and to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and trousers if outside during those periods. Continua a leggere...

Fitbit's Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative

Fitbit's Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative Like the Fitbit Versa , the Fitbit Charge 3 also has deeper fitness tacking capabilities, like automatic exercise recognition and auto stop, which will pause your run while you wait at a stop light. Charge 3 will become available for R2,599 in black with a graphite aluminum case or blue-gray with a rose gold aluminum case; accessories range from R349 - R549. Continua a leggere...

'Superfood' Coconut Oil Called 'Pure Poison' By Harvard Professor

'Superfood' Coconut Oil Called 'Pure Poison' By Harvard Professor Despite the advice, promotions from health food shops such as Holland and Barrett , and celebrity endorsements from Gwyneth Paltrow and others, have helped United Kingdom sales of coconut oil surge in recent years from about £1m to £16.4m in the past four years, according to the consumer research group Kantar. Continua a leggere...

Ariana Grande reveals how her name technically should be pronounced

Ariana Grande reveals how her name technically should be pronounced The 25-year-old star also observed 40 seconds of silence at the end of the song, bringing the song to a total time of five minutes and 22 seconds to honour her fans who were killed or got injured in the attack. "It's also about personal demons and anxiety, and more intimate tragedies, as well", she said. You want to keep going, and.you want to.not be afraid, because of course that's what they want... Continua a leggere...

UK group warns hospitals could run out of drugs post Brexit

UK group warns hospitals could run out of drugs post Brexit In a leaked email to NHS England boss Simon Stevens, NHS Providers says leaving the European Union without agreement would immediately be a real risk to services. Chief executive of NHS Providers Chris Hopson writes that there has been "no formal communication" to trusts from either NHS England or NHS Improvement on this issue. Continua a leggere...

Smoky air returns to Seattle through at least Wednesday

Smoky air returns to Seattle through at least Wednesday Wildfire smoke from British Columbia and the Cascades is expected to linger in the region until at least Wednesday evening. Those with chronic underlying medical conditions are recommended to avoid strenuous exercise and time outdoors until the advisory is lifted. Continua a leggere...

Google Fit gets ready to take on the Apple Watch

Google Fit gets ready to take on the Apple Watch If you already have an Android phone or a Wear OS smartwatch, then the new Google Fit will be rolling out your way this week. Move Minutes are just the old step counter over time, but now separated Heart Points are earned for more vigorous workouts, as detected by accelerometers, speed, manual logging, and the heart-rate monitor of a Wear OS smart watch. Continua a leggere...

Blood pressure medication recall expands again

There is now a total of 36 valsartan medications on Health Canada's recall list, made by companies including Teva Canada, Sandoz, Sanis, Pro Doc Ltée and Sivem Pharmaceuticals. Health Canada says anyone taking the affected drugs should contact their health-care provider. In the U.S., the Federal Drug Administration expanded its recall of valsartan drugs to now include product from a plant in Ind... Continua a leggere...

Measles cases at record high in Europe, killing 37 people

Measles cases at record high in Europe, killing 37 people It also concluded that chains of measles transmission continued for more than 12 months in some countries that had interrupted the endemic spread of the disease, reverting their status back to endemic. Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO regional director for Europe, said: "Following the decade's lowest number of cases in 2016, we are seeing a dramatic increase in infections and extended outbreaks". Continua a leggere...


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