• Northern Ireland ‘being left behind’ in new organ donation system
Northern Ireland ‘being left behind’ in new organ donation system

An NHS sign is seen at St Thomas' Hospital in central London , Britain May 12, 2017. We believe that by making these changes, we can save as many as 700 more lives every year. However, medical ethicist Dr Piers Benn raised several issues arising from the Government legally changing all Britons to presumed organ "donors", saying that it may leave...

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  • Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of their HIV status
Mothers are encouraged to breastfeed regardless of their HIV status

Starting within one hour of birth, a child can be breastfed until the age of 2 years. World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months of the infant's life and then continues with adequate supplemental food until the child reaches two years of age.

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  • Scientists Successfully Transplant Lab-Grown Lungs Into Pigs
Scientists Successfully Transplant Lab-Grown Lungs Into Pigs

Now, American scientists have gone one step further by going through laboratory lung transplantation. The lungs, called "bioengineered lungs", were created using donor pigs' lungs. The researchers said that the focus of the study was to learn how well the bioengineered lung adapted and continued to mature within a large, living body.

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  • Moderate alcohol consumption can significantly reduce the risk of dementia, says BMJ
Moderate alcohol consumption can significantly reduce the risk of dementia, says BMJ

The UK chief medical officer's guidance states that men and women should drink no more than 14 units of alcohol each week. The average age of participants was 50. Yasar said the findings raised the question of "a possible protective effect from moderate alcohol consumption" that was further supported by findings of an increased risk of dementia ...

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  • Rwanda on high alert after Ebola hits eastern DR Congo
Rwanda on high alert after Ebola hits eastern DR Congo

The province shares borders with Rwanda and Uganda with a great deal of cross border movement due to the trade activities. "We really need to get into the area to do epidemiological investigations, try to find cases, try to work with health workers, to strengthen infection prevention and control measures and also to start with the contact traci...

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  • Cities Sue Trump for Violating Constitution With Latest Effort to Upend Obamacare
Cities Sue Trump for Violating Constitution With Latest Effort to Upend Obamacare

The new rules will require insurers to include clear explanations about what is covered, and to warn consumers that they do not have an automatic right to renew their policies when they expire. A major insurer group is warning that the Trump administration's short-term health insurance plans could be harmful for consumers. Short-term plans have...

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  • West Nile Virus Detected in 36 States
West Nile Virus Detected in 36 States

West Nile fever is a virus infection typically spread by infected mosquitoes. Health department director Dr. Sarah Moyer said in the release that precautions should be taken. Health officials say infected mosquitoes can transmit the virus to people and other animals. Anyone who thinks they may be infected should see a doctor immediately, official...

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  • My Health privacy to be tightened: Hunt
My Health privacy to be tightened: Hunt

Health Minister Greg Hunt on Wednesday announced changes to improve security after consulting with the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and College of General Practitioners. But the lack of privacy protections had become increasingly controversial. "Changes to the legislation that remove any questions about who may be able to access the re...

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  • Johnson County residents diagnosed with West Nile Virus
Johnson County residents diagnosed with West Nile Virus

Here are three things to know about the West Nile virus , which was first reported in the U.S.in 1999. Mosquito populations are building and will continue to do so, especially with the persistence of hot, muggy weather according to [the] medical entomologist at the CAES.

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  • FDA: Energy-Based Devices Should Not Be Used for Vaginal
FDA: Energy-Based Devices Should Not Be Used for Vaginal "Rejuvenation"

But, the agency notes, there's no proof that these devices are effective for any of the "rejuvenating" procedures companies claim and some celebrities promote. "But these reports indicate these procedures can cause serious harm", the FDA said. We requested that the manufacturers address our concerns within 30 days.

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  • 'Medicare for all' projected to cost $32.6 trillion
'Medicare for all' projected to cost $32.6 trillion

The study contains assumptions, and there are numerous political and practical concerns in shifting the burden of healthcare payments to the federal government. In calculating his cost estimate, Blahous assumed that the new universal system would succeed in "dramatically reducing payments to health providers, in addition to substantially reducing d...

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  • Patients Report Herbal Cannabis Provides Insomnia Relief
Patients Report Herbal Cannabis Provides Insomnia Relief

Fewer than one-in-seven patients survive - a rate that was roughly the same in the 1980s. But, a new treatment could help to treble the average survival rate for pancreatic cancer patients, a study has revealed. "This is a remarkable result". "If we can reproduce these effects in humans, cannabidiol could be in use in cancer clinics nearl...

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  • Wisconsin man loses both legs after being licked by dog
Wisconsin man loses both legs after being licked by dog

Doctors diagnosed Manteufel with a rare blood infection caused by bacteria called Capnocytophaga canimorsus that's commonly found in the saliva of most healthy dogs and is usually not harmful to humans, the Post reported. The bacteria's transmission can occur through bites, licks or even close proximity to the animals. "Sometimes it decreases...

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  • Smoking no longer allowed in public housing
Smoking no longer allowed in public housing

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, have not been banned but may be in the future. People who smoke are still allowed to rent unites, but as part of the policy , no smoking will be allowed inside any public housing buildings or within 25 feet of those buildings.

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"Hot Water Challenge" leaves teenager severely burned

A fifteen-year-old in Indianapolis , Indiana , suffered painful injuries after his alleged friend poured scalding hot water on him while he slept as a part of the "hot water challenge". He was confined in the hospital for a week as he received treatment. 'There's a limit to what you should do in a challenge and what you shouldn't. The "challeng...

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  • Case of West Nile Virus Found in Clarksburg
Case of West Nile Virus Found in Clarksburg

Twelve human cases of West Nile virus illness have been reported in California residents this year. Dusk and dawn are times when mosquitoes are most active. A man in his 70s living in Penn Hills was bitten in mid-July by a mosquito carrying the virus. According to Ashlyn Becton, the City of Valdosta uses every resource available to municipaliti...

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  • Testing for virus best way to prevent hepatitis spread: Doctors
Testing for virus best way to prevent hepatitis spread: Doctors

The WHO , in a statement, yesterday, said: " Viral hepatitis B and C affect 325 million people around the world". He called on countries to increase hepatitis testing and treatment in a bid to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030. Viral hepatitis is a leading cause of death worldwide (1.46 million deaths, a toll higher than that from HIV, tubercul...

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  • West Nile virus found in Youngstown mosquito
West Nile virus found in Youngstown mosquito

The Town of Greenwich continues the fight against West Nile Virus by conducting a preemptive larviciding program, which includes the treatment of public and private roadway catch basins, public school ground catch basins and other property owned and operated by the Town as needed.

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  • Baby deaths bring sudden halt to Queensland drug trial
Baby deaths bring sudden halt to Queensland drug trial

Since the drug is no longer under patent , scientists have been keen to explore other uses for the drug. In total, 93 women were given sildenafil and 90 were given a dummy drug or placebo. "We are using Sildenafil in women with full-term pregnancies who are appropriately grown". The experiment was led by University medical center in Amste...

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  • Parasite in cat poop could be reducing our fear of failure
Parasite in cat poop could be reducing our fear of failure

The volunteers were tested for the infection and answered a survey, and the professors found that people who tested positive for the infection were 1.4 times more likely to major in business and 1.7 times more likely to pursue a management and entrepreneurship emphasis.

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