December 13, 2017 Firefighters face potential exposure to various hazardous chemicals that increase their risk for numerous health issues. During responses to fires or other hazardous events, they may be exposed to, inhale or ingest toxic gases, vapors or particles. In particular, heavy metal exposure is a major public health issue with firefighters in postindustrial […]Continue Reading ...
December 13, 2017 In the wild, chimpanzees face any number of dire threats, ranging from poachers to predators to deforestation. That’s why scientists, investigating an outbreak of respiratory disease in a community of wild chimpanzees in Uganda’s Kibale National Park, were surprised and dismayed to discover that a human “common cold” virus known as rhinovirus […]Continue Reading ...
More than 200 people became sick and five were hospitalized in Australia after an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness aboard a cruise ship earlier this month. Symptoms were reported by 209 guests among the 5,796 people aboard Ovation of the Seas ship, according to Royal Caribbean International cruise line spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez. The ship returned to […]Continue Reading ...
Home › News › FDA Alerts › Blue Pearl All Natural Male Enhancement Supplement: Recall – Undeclared Drug Ingredient December 14, 2017 Audience: Consumer [Posted 12/14/2017] ISSUE: Marmex Corp is voluntarily recalling all lots of Blue Pearl All Natural Male Enhancement Supplement, 500mg to the consumer level. FDA analysis has found the products to contain sildenafil. […]Continue Reading ...
December 14, 2017 Radiation therapy often is used to treat cancer patients. Now, doctors at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that radiation therapy – aimed directly at the heart -; can be used to treat patients with a life-threatening heart rhythm. They treated five patients who had irregular heart rhythms, […]Continue Reading ...
Where you live matters. “There are huge disparities in health and costs across the country,” Dhruv Khullar, MD, writes in The New York Times ~ What States Can Learn From One Another on Health Care ” … generally it is an unassuming room where we physicians tell mothers about the deaths of their children, far […]Continue Reading ...
A Mexican once certified as the heaviest man in the world is recovering from a second stomach-reduction surgery that doctors hope will help him shed more than 200 kilograms (440 pounds), the medical center treating him reported Thursday. Juan Pedro Franco, 33, who once weighed in at a stunning 595 kilos—about the same as a […]Continue Reading ...
December 14, 2017 Some complications are more common when total knee replacement surgery is done as an outpatient or same-day procedure, reports a study in the December 6, 2017 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership with Wolters Kluwer. Compared to conventional inpatient surgery, patients undergoing outpatient […]Continue Reading ...
December 14, 2017 Ten-week-old babies can learn from practicing walking months before they begin walking themselves say researchers. They gave the infants experience at “reflex walking” which is a primitive instinct in babies which disappears around 12 weeks of age. When held by an adult at a slightly forward angle, and with the soles of […]Continue Reading ...
December 11, 2017 Intensive surveillance including a dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) exam every six months was far more effective in detecting breast cancer in younger women with a high-risk genetic profile than an annual mammogram, according to a research team based at the University of Chicago Medicine and the University of Washington, Seattle. […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Nov. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of all adult Americans will be considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines issued Monday by the nation’s top heart health organizations. The new guidelines lower the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 high blood pressure to 130/80, down from the previous level of 140/90, […]Continue Reading ...
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Next Flu Pandemic Could Appear in Spring or Summer: Study The next flu pandemic could appear in spring or summer rather than winter, according to researchers. They found that while winter is the normal flu season, many major […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Hemlibra (emicizumab-kxwh) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent or reduce the number of bleeding episodes among certain people with hemophilia A. The injected drug was approved for patients with antibodies called Factor VIII inhibitors. People with hemophilia A are missing a gene […]Continue Reading ...
December 7, 2017 The type of needle used during a lumbar puncture makes a significant difference in the subsequent occurrence of headache, nerve irritation and hearing disturbance in patients, according to a study by Hamilton medical researchers. As well, they found the pencil-point atraumatic needle with the better tip design has been available for about […]Continue Reading ...
December 14, 2017 A new study published in Science Advances reveals that infants born to mothers who live within 2 miles of a hydraulic fracturing site or fracking site have increased health risks. Scientists identified an elevated risk of low-birth weight in infants who were born within half a mile from a hydraulic fracturing site, […]Continue Reading ...
- Outcomes Poorer for Black Patients with Early Breast Ca
- Liposuction May Ease Limb Swelling in Cancer Patients
- How well can digital assistants answer questions on sex?
- NIH-funded study to explore hearing loss risk in Detroit firefighters
- Caris Life Sciences reveals identification of new mechanism of action to treat NHL
- Loyola Medicine study finds high success rate for diabetic Charcot foot surgery
- Bone marrow edema does not increase due to intense physical activity, study finds
- Human ‘common cold’ virus kills healthy chimpanzees in Uganda
- Experience of reflex walking refines perception of biological motion during early infancy
- FDA Approves Admelog (insulin lispro) Rapid-Acting “Follow-On” Insulin Product to Treat Diabetes
- Friday Feedback: Good Idea for Ex-Pharma Exec to Run HHS?
- More than 200 people sickened onboard Ovation of Seas cruise
- FDA announces new approach for sharing updates on antibiotics, antifungal drugs to physicians
- Steroid study provides new insights into medicines’ side effects
- Government announces plans to include eye test reminder during driving license renewal
- Non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields could have adverse biological impacts on health
- Bi-annual MRI beats mammograms in detecting breast cancer among women with genetic risk
- Researchers develop new method for quickly detecting signs of multiple sclerosis
- In era of increased competition, hospitals fret over ratings
- Female veterans experience improvement in low back pain with course of chiropractic care