Positive Results With Polypill for Cutting BP, LDL Cholesterol
on September 18, 2019 at 9:01 pm
One pill combining four antihypertensive and cholesterol-lowering medications lowered blood pressure and cholesterol in underserved patients in the U.S., researchers found from the experience of a safety net health center. A polypill containing 10 mg ...
A common numbing medication turned a woman's blood blue
by Nicole Edison on September 18, 2019 at 9:01 pm
A 25-year-old woman in Rhode Island gave new meaning to the phrase “feeling blue” when she developed a rare and sometimes fatal condition called methemoglobinemia that turned her blood a deep shade of navy blue. The woman, whose case was ...
The World Is 'Grossly' Unprepared for the Next Major Pandemic, Watchdog Finds
by George Dvorsky on September 18, 2019 at 8:35 pm
Health workers in protective gear start their shift at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Congo DRC. Image: AP. A report compiled by an independent group of experts claims that governments and NGOs are woefully unprepared for the next big pandemic, while ...
Babies born by C-section have less of their mom's gut bacteria. Here's why that might be important
by Katie Hunt on September 18, 2019 at 8:33 pm
(CNN) New research finds there are significant differences between babies born by cesarean and babies born vaginally when it comes to a newborn's microbiome -- the bacteria that colonize our gut and play a key role in keeping us healthy. In the largest ...
Report: Climate changes costing US billions in health spending
on September 18, 2019 at 8:31 pm
A view of the spreading flames from the Canyon Fire 2 wildfire in Anaheim Hills and the City of Orange in 2018. (Shutterstock/Aarti Kalyani). Share Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print. From deaths and injuries caused by extreme heat and stronger storms to ...
Deadly mosquito virus has Michigan urging people to stay indoors
by Erika Edwards on September 18, 2019 at 8:27 pm
Cases of a deadly mosquito-borne virus called EEE have prompted health officials in Michigan to urge the public to cancel or reschedule outdoor events after dusk, especially if those events include children. The urgent appeal comes at a time when many ...
Grizzly research reveals remarkable genetic regulation during hibernation
on September 18, 2019 at 8:26 pm
Date: September 18, 2019; Source: Washington State University; Summary: New RNA sequencing-based genetic research shows grizzlies express a larger number of genes in preparation for, and during hibernation to cope with such stressors, than do any ...
Mississippi reports first vaping-related lung illness
by Sarah Fowler on September 18, 2019 at 8:22 pm
The Mississippi State Department of Health announced it has identified the first case of vaping-related lung illness in the state. According to a press release issued Wednesday, the state "is the latest state to join in a national investigation into severe pulmonary ...
For Flu Protection, Is Hand-Washing Better Than Using Hand Sanitizer?
by Catherine Roberts on September 18, 2019 at 8:05 pm
Washing your hands under running water may be a better way to stop the spread of infections than using a hand sanitizer. In a new study published in the journal mSphere, researchers found that hand-washing removed the flu virus from hands more quickly ...
Cross clade immune responses found in South Africa from the RV144/Thai HIV vaccine regimen
on September 18, 2019 at 8:00 pm
SEATTLE, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019 - The results of the study called HVTN 097, titled "Immune correlates of the Thai RV144 vaccine regimen in South Africa" and led by Dr. Glenda Gray, Co-Principal Investigator of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), ...
Health Officials Predict Severe Flu Season
by Alexa Lardieri on September 18, 2019 at 7:48 pm
Health officials are warning that the upcoming flu season could be severe, with one pediatric flu-related death already recorded. A 4-year-old in California with underlying health problems tested positive for the flu earlier this month and died. Dr. Cameron ...
Rabid Bat Discovered In Orange County
by Ashley Ludwig on September 18, 2019 at 7:26 pm
ANAHEIM, CA — A bat found at the east entrance of a medical building in Anaheim tested positive for rabies, Orange County health officials reported Wednesday. The bat was found last Friday around 3:45 p.m. off the 1100 block N. Euclid St. in Anaheim.
Student thought she had 'fresher's flu' only to be told she had leukaemia
by Henry Holloway on September 18, 2019 at 7:13 pm
A student who though she had a case of “fresher's flu” went to to the doctors, only to find out she had leukaemia. Claire Roache was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia after a series of medical tests. The criminology and psychology student had ...
Rhode Island girl, 6, nearly dies after contracting rare mosquito-borne EEE virus: 'We could have lost her'
by Madeline Farber on September 18, 2019 at 7:02 pm
A young Rhode Island girl narrowly escaped death after contracting the rare and potentially deadly Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) virus, her family says. Late last month, 6-year-old Star Jackman, of Coventry, came home from her second day of school ...
Watch a robot made of robots move around
by Eva Frederick on September 18, 2019 at 6:58 pm
Good news for small, helpless robots who long to be a part of something bigger: Researchers have found a way to create “robots made of robots” that can move around, even though the individual parts can't travel on their own. To create this robot horde, ...
Grizzlies show remarkable gene control before and during hibernation
by Henry Moore on September 18, 2019 at 6:53 pm
Dr. Lynne Nelson (left foreground), and Dr. Charlie Robbins (left side back row) conduct a cardiac ultrasound on a groggy bear during hibernation in past research done at WSU's Bear Research, Education, and Conservation Center. Nelson's work contributed ...
Climate Change is Already Killing Americans and Costing Billions in Medical Bills, Report Finds
by Ed Cara on September 18, 2019 at 6:49 pm
Climate change will make our lives worse in the years to come, but a new report out this week highlights the stark costs people are already paying in the U.S. In 2012 alone, it found 10 major climate-related events likely led to nearly 1,000 extra deaths, almost ...
Climate events cost billions to Americans' public health, study finds
by Erin Douglas on September 18, 2019 at 6:36 pm
Climate events such as the spread of West Nile virus in Texas and wildfires in Colorado had a significant impact on public health but are rarely included in analyses of the economic costs of severe climate events, a new study found. The study by the Natural ...
New Healthy Drinks Guidelines for Kids: Skip the Soy, Avoid Sugars
by EJ Mundell on September 18, 2019 at 6:33 pm
By E.J. Mundell, HealthDay Reporter. (HealthDay). WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Four of America's biggest health organizations are banding together to urge parents to better monitor the drinks their young kids sip each day.
Treating Alzheimer's: U of A research closes in on possibility
by Jason Herring on September 18, 2019 at 6:31 pm
A recently completed study by a team of University of Alberta researchers has brought them one step closer to what they say could be an effective treatment for Alzheimer's disease. The new research builds on previous work that isolated individual fragments ...