Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Top Stories

Physicians Request FDA to Put Breast Cancer Warning Label on Cheese Products

A group of doctors at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has urged the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to put a warning label on cheese products, stating that cheese could increase the risk of breast cancer. Several studies have found that dairy products contain estrogen that can increase the breast cancer mortality rate.

New Cancer Vaccine Shows Promising Results in Killing Cancer Cells

A clinical trial of a new cancer vaccine conducted by Mayo Clinic has shown promising results in killing cancer cells. A Florida woman with stage 0 breast cancer has successfully undergone the trial. Researchers from Mayo Clinic said the new vaccine has been found effective for others who are involved in the trials.

World Mental Health Day: Grant Edwards, Australia’s Strongest Man, Reveals His Struggles

Grant Edwards, the former Australian strongman competitor, has revealed that he had been a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. He said he was physically and mentally weak that he once tried to take his own life. However, eventually, he went on to seek help. He has urged people suffering from mental health issues to seek help.

President Trump Says Immigrants Should Pay For Their Own Healthcare Costs

President Donald Trump said his administration requires all legal immigrants to prove that they can afford their own medical bills and do not put a burden on the US healthcare system. He said immigrants would not be able to enter the United States if they fail to prove that they cannot afford their own healthcare costs.

Record-Breaking Rise in STDs in the United States

According to a new report released by the CDC, the United States has been facing a surge in sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia. Although the exact cause is unknown, health officials found that the surge is likely due to a decline in condom use and people getting tested and diagnosed.

Viagra Pill Makes 26 Year Old Impotent For Life

26-year-old, Nat Thind, has lost his ability to get an erection after suffering from a month-long Viagra-induced erection that required immediate surgery. After the failed surgery, Nat was shocked to see his penile organ mutilated and scarred, which has now left him impotent. He is looking for other options in order to get back his ability to achieve an erection.


Former NFL Player Tim Tebow Has Been Following Keto Diet Since...

Tim Tebow, the former NFL player, has said that he has been a big fan of the keto diet and has been following it since 2012 when his trainer introduced him to it. He said the keto diet has been good and worked well for him; however, he still misses one special meal called pizza pie that his mother used to make it.

Women with Prenatal Stress Are Less Likely To Have a Boy,...

A new study has found that stress during pregnancy could affect a child’s sex. Researchers said pregnant women who experienced physical and psychological stress were less likely to have a boy. The study also found that stress during pregnancy could lead to preterm birth.


Healthy Living

Science & Technology

Scientists Develop Device to Control Brain Cells Using Smartphone

Researchers developed a wireless neural device that could control and manipulate brain cells using a smartphone. The researchers explained that the wireless neural device could be used to speed up to uncover certain brain disorders, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, pain and depression.

FDA Approves Samsung Bioepis’ Humira Biosimilar

On Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a biosimilar version of Humira, a blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug, called Hadlima by Samsung Bioepis. In the United States, it will be commercialized by Merck & Co. Humira contains Adalimumab, the best-selling drug for rheumatoid arthritis.

Nerve Surgery Helps Paralyzed Man to Regain Movement and Function

Australian surgeons have successfully been able to perform innovative nerve transfer surgery on some paralyzed patients, which has helped them to regain movement and function. The surgeons performed the surgery on 16 paralyzed patients so that they can extend their elbow and hands to grab, open, and pinch.

Iowa Man Gets $12.25 Million After Wrongful Prostate Surgery

A Panora resident Rickie Huitt has been awarded $12.25 million after the Polk County jury noticed that he underwent surgery wrongfully after he got misdiagnosed with cancer. Huitt claimed the major operation has left him unable to control his bladder when he goes to the bathroom due to the side effects of the surgery, and his marital relationship has also been affected.

Huawei Smartphone P30 Pro Launched To Attract Fitness And Health Enthusiasts

Huawei, a leading Chinese smartphone brand finally revealed the most awaited P30 Pro model at a global launch event. There is a new feature in this P30 Pro model that can amaze fitness enthusiasts. There were two more watches newly launched by the company namely more luxury Watch GT and the sporty Watch GT Active.

Dialysis Research: Lab-Grown Blood Vessels Might Help

Patients with end-stage kidney disease have to undergo dialysis treatment periodically. Some researchers and enterprises are experimenting to improve the process of dialysis by new techniques. Recently, a team of researchers from Humacyte Inc., Duke University and Yale says that they are close to making use of alternate method of dialysis i.e. bioengineered blood vessels technique.

CDC Says HIV People Accounting For 40% of Total Transmissions

In the US, there is a need of removing shortfalls present in the HIV testing and Treatments. The delay in diagnosing HIV or not receiving proper treatment is increasing the transmission rate of HIV rapidly. ART therapy reduces the risks of transmitting HIV to others.

Public Health

Deadly EEE Virus Confirmed in Poconos, Pennsylvania

Health officials in Pennsylvania have confirmed a deadly virus Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Monroe and Carbon Counties. The virus has been found in a pheasant and two horses, which can spread through mosquitoes in birds, animals, and humans. EEE is a rare but deadly virus that causes inflammation of the brain called encephalitis.

Michigan State Bans Flavored E-Cigarettes

Michigan has become the first state to announce a ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes after the state’s health department found that vaping has been declared as an epidemic and more and more young people getting affecting by vaping. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered the ban on Tuesday, which has been implemented since Wednesday.

Legionnaires’ Outbreak at Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Leaves One Dead

Deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel has left one person dead and 12 others sickened. However, attorney Chris Stewart said that more people might have been exposed to the disease, causing a nationwide problem. Public health officials are investigating 75 cases, of which, 12 are confirmed and others are suspected.

HSA Warns People Not To Buy ‘Skinny Lolita’ and ‘Xtreme Candy’

The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) issued a warning to the public against purchasing three so-called natural health products – such as Skinny Lolita, Xtreme Candy, and an unlabeled product – because they were found to contain prescription drugs. They may cause unwanted side effects if taken inappropriately.

Salmonella Outbreak: Long Beach Restaurant Shuts Down

A Long Beach restaurant, Brixx & Barley, has temporarily been shut down due to a potential salmonella outbreak, while health officials are investigating the outbreak and awaiting more test results. Salmonella is a foodborne disease and is typically transmitted during warmer months, causing symptoms such as cramping and diarrhea.

Trump Administration May Reveal Its Healthcare Plan in September

US President Donald Trump’s administration is expected to reveal its healthcare plan as early as September, as part of his presidential re-election campaign strategy, according to the Wall Street Journal. His healthcare plan would present an alternative to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which has been challenged by Republicans.

Trump’s 2020 GOP Healthcare Plan: Democrats Fight over Medicare-For-All

According to one White House official, President Donald Trump intends to “indict and impugn” the health-care proposals by Democrats who support Medicare-for-all. Trump has been promising to come up with a GOP healthcare plan to curb the Democratic moment on this issue. The president has always mocked the Medicare-for-all plan.

Health Care

National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day: APLA Health Announces Strategic Meeting

To commemorate the National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, APLA Health, a nonprofit HIV service organization in the United States, has announced that it will work with government agencies, advocacy groups, and community stakeholders to conduct a meeting in order to develop new strategies and objectives for people with HIV who are above 50 years of age.

CBD Oil for Anxiety, Pain or Diarrhea? Is Cannabidiol Legal?

Touted as an effective and safe treatment for anxiety, chronic pain, addiction, insomnia, and other medical issues, CBD oil has been fueling a billion-dollar industry as more and more people are using it. In the US and the UK, CBD oil derived from hemp plants is legal because they contain less than 0.3 percent of THC.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Why Patients Have Extreme Daytime Sleepiness?

Patients with Alzheimer’s disease are often vulnerable to extreme daytime sleepiness even after sleeping well at night. A new study has found that this could be due to a specific protein called tau protein that damages the brain cells in the regions of the brain, keeping patients from staying awake.

Multiple Sclerosis: More Vegetables and Fruits Intake May Reduce Fatigue

According to new research, eating more fruits and vegetables could help reduce fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis. Researchers found that the Wahls diet, which includes eating more fruits and vegetables, reduced bad cholesterol (LDL) and increased good cholesterol (HDL), which helped ease fatigue in MS patients.

CVS Health and Aetna Launch a Platform to Address Social Determinants

CVS Health and Aetna health insurance will collaborate to create a platform in order to address the social determinants of health. Their goal is to reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes. Their mission is to connect Americans to the services with local service providers and other basic needs.

Does 5G Mobile Network Carry Health Risks?

In some UK cities, 5G mobile network has been switched on, which has led to some serious questions about health concerns associated with the electromagnetic radiation emitted by the devices. Well, experts have said that 5G spectrum falls under the category of microwave band so there is no potential risk of health even if there is an exposure.

US Independence Day 2019: How to Prevent Health Problems from Fireworks?

As the US Independence Day is almost near, people often stock up fireworks to celebrate the big day. And fireworks are associated with a variety of health issues. To prevent such health problems from fireworks, medical experts provides important tips to those who are more vulnerable, such as children, pets, and veterans.