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Medicine Purdue Pharma settles Oklahoma OxyContin suit for $270M
Author: 0 Purdue Pharma settles Oklahoma OxyContin suit for $270M

He added: "We can not allow Purdue to cut backroom deals with state attorneys general". For example, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, a Democrat, has gotten press for filing a suit in June 2018 alleging Purdue Pharma and Sackler family members misled doctors and patients about the risks of opioids to increase prescriptions.

Author: 0 NY county bans unvaccinated minors from public places

Public places affected by the order include include shopping centers, businesses, restaurants, schools, and places of worship. Police will not ask for vaccination documentation, but they will enforce the rules if violations are determined. "This type of response is unacceptable and irresponsible". Rockland isn't the only place in New York grappling with measles either; a similar outbreak concentrated among Jewish communities in nearby Brooklyn and Queens has been ongoing since last fall as ...

Medicine Ebola Outbreak in Africa Reports 629 Deaths
Author: 0 Ebola Outbreak in Africa Reports 629 Deaths

Since the Ebola outbreak was declared in August, the confirmed and probable case count has now surpassed 1000; case numbers are on the rise which is not what we expect at this stage in the outbreak that may last another six to twelve months; in the past week we have seen 58 new reported cases - this is the highest number in a week in 2019.

Medicine World first drug developed to treat postpartum depression
Author: 0 World first drug developed to treat postpartum depression

Currently, approximately one in seven USA women experience depression after giving birth, which disrupts the natural bonding process between mother and child, along with the psychological growth of the baby. But she said the treatment is "unlike anything else that we have available" and that the data collected in clinical trials so far has been "compelling".

Medicine Super potent, high-THC marijuana associated with increased rates of psychosis
Author: 0 Super potent, high-THC marijuana associated with increased rates of psychosis

It is the biggest study to look at the impact of marijuana on psychiatric disorders. The researchers said that "given the increasing availability of high-potency cannabis, this has important implications for public health". Additionally, 30 percent of new psychosis cases diagnosed in London were also associated with high strains of the drug. Potent cannabis types with more than 10 percent of the psychoactive ingredient THC were linked to a five times greater risk.

Medicine Hot drinks linked to increased cancer risk
Author: 0 Hot drinks linked to increased cancer risk

Lead author Dr Farhad Islami, from the American Cancer Society , said: 'It is advisable to wait until hot beverages cool down before drinking'. The IARC examined studies that mostly looked at mate, a type of tea that is traditionally drunk at very hot temperatures, mainly in South America, Asia, and Africa.

Medicine Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention
Author: 0 Docs Back Away From Low-Dose Aspirin for Heart Attack Prevention

A new report from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association says the drug "should be used infrequently" for the goal of preventing cardiovascular disease "because of lack of net benefit" for most adults. Although it's been used for more than a century, aspirin's value in many situations is still unclear. "This makes the biggest difference, probably negating any previously perceived aspirin benefit in primary prevention".

Medicine Eating eggs increases the risk of heart disease
Author: 0 Eating eggs increases the risk of heart disease

A potential reason for inconsistent results in the past was the fact that other studies did not take into account that egg consumption may be related to other unhealthy behaviors, such as low physical activity, smoking and an unhealthy diet.

Medicine Outcry over Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments
Author: 0 Outcry over Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments

Instead, it wants to reduce existing farm subsidies by 15 percent , thereby reducing the safety net our agricultural families have. Bernie Sanders , I-Vt said . "They have no shred of intellectual underpinning or integrity to their attack on Democrats if they make this kind of proposal". It would have capped federal spending on the entire program and left millions of people uninsured.

Medicine Jefferson County reporting first case of measles
Author: 0 Jefferson County reporting first case of measles

Now there are 25 confirmed cases, and 100,000 vaccines are expected to hit Canterbury shortly. "It can now be assumed that measles is circulating widely in our community", the DHB said in a statement. For every 1,000 children who get measles, one or two will die. Schroeder said treatment during measles outbreaks normally focused on increasing childhood vaccinations but a third of the current cases were in the 29-50 age group.

Medicine For second time ever, a groundbreaking stem cell remedy has cured HIV
Author: 0 For second time ever, a groundbreaking stem cell remedy has cured HIV

Both the Berlin and London patients had this complication , which may have played a role in the loss of HIV-infected cells, Gupta said . Since the Berlin patient , " cure " and not just treatment has become a topic in HIV research, said Hütter: "This new case supports the idea to seek an HIV cure ".

Medicine Second man cured of HIV
Author: 0 Second man cured of HIV

The circumstances in both cases indicate that people with HIV who have a cancer, and who need a stem cell transplant to treat it, may be cure candidates. According to a study published in the journal Nature , a man in London, who prefers to remain anonymous, was treated with stem cell transplants from donors with CCR5-delta 32 mutation.

Medicine London patient might be second to be cured of HIV
Author: 0 London patient might be second to be cured of HIV

According to Reuters , experts say that it may not be possible to widely adopt the procedure given its complexity and the difficulty of finding donor matches who have the HIV-resistant genetic mutation. Timothy Henrich, now at the University of California at San Francisco, and colleagues attempted to reproduce Brown's cure in two cancer patients in Boston, but in those cases the donors had normal or "wild-type" stem cells that remained susceptible to HIV, they received less intensive ...

Medicine HIV cure: British patient becomes second person to beat virus
Author: 0 HIV cure: British patient becomes second person to beat virus

Prior to his transplant , the London patient was taking antiretroviral medications to manage his HIV. But it in the past 18 months he was taken off the extra drugs and regular testing confirmed his viral load is now undetectable. Dr. Gupta from University College London has stated that the two rounds of successful treatment prove that the Berlin patient "was not an anomaly".

Medicine London HIV patient becomes world's second Aids cure hope
Author: 0 London HIV patient becomes world's second Aids cure hope

Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells, and more than 18 months after coming off antiretroviral drugs - highly sensitive tests still show no trace of the man's previous HIV infection. It's a complex and risky procedure - even this successful patient suffered a period of graft versus host disease - and requires exact match donors from the minuscule portion of people who have the CCR5 mutation.

Medicine Ukraine Suffers World's Biggest Rise In Measles Cases in 2018
Author: 0 Ukraine Suffers World's Biggest Rise In Measles Cases in 2018

Ninety-eight countries reported more cases of measles in 2018 compared with 2017, and the world body warned that conflict, complacency and the growing anti-vaccine movement threatened to undo decades of work to tame the disease. UNICEF said statistics by the World Health Organization showed there were 35,120 cases of measles in Ukraine a year ago - a massive rise from about 5,000 in 2017.

Medicine Ford government to roll out team-focused health care
Author: 0 Ford government to roll out team-focused health care

The government introduced new legislation Tuesday to consolidate multiple health-care agencies and organizations under Ontario Health . The idea, Ms. "The system will be based on our public model". With safeguards in place to protect personal health information, patients will also have an option to securely access digital health services, such as having access to their electronic health records and virtual care options for patients.

Medicine Microsoft unveils HoloLens 2 headset
Author: 0 Microsoft unveils HoloLens 2 headset

Microsoft stated that the HoloLens 2 brings a lot of improvements over its predecessor. "We have more than doubled the field of view in HoloLens 2 , while maintaining the industry-leading holographic density of 47 pixels per degree of sight", it said.

Medicine Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos
Author: 0 Doctor Reveals Dangerous Content In YouTube Kids Videos

The cartoon then continued as normal. CNN reported a Florida mother and pediatrician, Free Hess , said she found the clips on YouTube and YouTube Kids in July. Hess said she saw the video again in February on YouTube . She said it's important for parents to educate themselves and be vigilant in monitoring what their children watch.

Medicine Local vaccination rates rise after Vancouver measles outbreak
Author: 0 Local vaccination rates rise after Vancouver measles outbreak

For more information on the outbreak, visit Clark County Public Health's measles investigation webpage at clark.wa.gov/public-health/measles-investigation . If you have parents that are reluctant to get you vaccinated and wish to find out how to protect yourself (as increasingly children are), check out our guide on how to get vaccinated without your parents' permission.

Medicine Diet drinks could increase stroke and heart disease risk, study finds
Author: 0 Diet drinks could increase stroke and heart disease risk, study finds

After an average followup of almost 12 years, the scientists found that women who drank two or more artificially sweetened drinks a day had a 23% higher risk of having any type of stroke , and a 31% increased risk of having a stroke due to clotting in brain blood vessels, compared to women who reporting drinking fewer than one beverage a week (or none at all).

Medicine Google, Facebook queried on anti-vaccine Information | Digital
Author: 0 Google, Facebook queried on anti-vaccine Information | Digital

Although the spread of misinformation about immunizations has potentially fatal repercussions, a Facebook spokesperson said the company doesn't believe removing such content doesn't help to increase awareness. But people opposed to vaccines have used the social network to spread misinformation in groups where members have to be approved, making it hard for Facebook to police this content, according to The Guardian .

Medicine Cases of Measles Confirmed in Southern Washington
Author: 0 Cases of Measles Confirmed in Southern Washington

That's similar to Washington, which allows parents to opt-out of vaccinating their children because of personal beliefs. With exemptions this broad, there really are no exemptions. And yet, here we are, 19 years later with an outbreak in our state. This preventable disease should never have made a comeback. The Washington State Department of Health keeps track of residents' immunization status so people can see if they need shots.

Medicine Scott Morrison warns of 'weaker borders' after medivac bill is passed
Author: 0 Scott Morrison warns of 'weaker borders' after medivac bill is passed

Mr Porter said a refugee on Manus Island was facing sex abuse charges and someone on Nauru had been charged with indecently assaulting a child. The bill was first mooted by independent MP Kerryn Phelps a year ago after she won the Liberal Party stronghold of Wentworth when former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull was ousted in a party coup.

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