Saturday, August 17, 2019

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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.

FDA Approves New TB Drug Pretomanid

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new tuberculosis drug called pretomanid for patients with severe and tough-to-treat TB. The agency approved pretomanid in association with two drugs called linezolid (Zyvox) and bedaquiline (Sirturo). The new combo has been found effective and cured more than 90 percent of patients with severe and tough-to-treat TB.

Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer Died At 84 from Alzheimer’s disease

Australian Football League legend Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer had died at the age of 84 after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for nearly a decade. After retirement, he dedicated his life to helping young people and established the Polly Farmer Foundation to provide education programs to indigenous children across Australia.

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.

The Walking Dead Actor Dango Nguyen Dies Due To Cancer At 48

Dango Nguyen, a former firefighter and actor of The Walking Dead, diet due to cancer at the age of 48, according to the statement released by the Athens-Clarke County Fire and Emergency Services. He served as a firefighter for more than 20 years and then left to pursue a career in entertainment.

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.


Ed Smart, Kidnapping Survivor Elizabeth Smart’s Father Reveals, He Is Gay

ED Smart, who is the father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, has recently revealed that he is gay but he has not removed his name from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He said it took him most part of his life to accept his sexual orientation. He also said he is divorcing his wife, Lois.

First-Ever Chlamydia Vaccine Passed Its First Test in Humans

According to a clinical trial, researchers have found that two version of a chlamydia vaccine are safe and helped produce an immune response. They found that one of the two versions has been effective. They will conducted more clinical trials to pass the new vaccine so it can be used to prevent chlamydia infection.


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

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.

World Breastfeeding Week 2019 : Supporting Infant and Maternal Health

Infant and maternal health has been supported through World Breastfeeding Week. The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) teams up with WHO, UNICEF, and other organizations to support this year’s theme – “Empower Parents. Enable Breastfeeding.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders Visits Canadian Pharmacy, Talks About Rising Drug Prices

“I believe we should be able to import into the United States from Canada, and from other countries, FDA-approved medicine, which would substantially lower prices.”

Lawmakers interrogate E-cigarette Maker Juul

WASHINGTON (Reuters)- The members of a U.S. congressional panel provided a reference of internal company documents saying that the e-cigarette maker Juul Labs Inc....

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pig Ear Dog Treats, Warns CDC

CDC health officials have warned that the current salmonella outbreak has been linked to coming in contact with pig ear dog treats. So far, 45 people in 13 states have been infected with salmonella after coming in contact with dog treats. No deaths have been reported; however, 12 people have been hospitalized.

Can Social Media Improve Mental Health Among Adults?

Social media is often accused of affecting the mental health among teenagers. However, according to a new study, social media use can help improve mental health among adults. Researchers found that the use of social media could decrease the risk of psychological distress such as anxiety and depression.

Health Care

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.

A Single Cup of Coffee Holds Key to Fight Obesity and Diabetes

According to new research, a single cup of coffee can help people to fight obesity and diabetes. Researchers found that coffee has a direct effect on brown (good) fat, which could help generate heat, promoting weight loss. Increasing brown fat function also improves blood sugar, tackling diabetes.

Do You Get Irritated Easily? Know Why!

We often experience bouts of irritability in response to unwanted stressful situations. Frequent irritability could be a sign of some underlying physical or psychological disorders, such as depression, anxiety, phobia disorder, low blood sugar, hormonal imbalances, and inadequate sleep. You can speak with a doctor if you feel irritable frequently.

A Pill That Can End the Profound Misery Caused By Scabies

According to a new study, ivermectin has been found effective at treating and preventing scabies than other treatments, including permethrin. It has also been found that ivermectin decreased the risk of developing secondary infections such as impetigo. The study authors said that ivermectin could be an effective, long-term solution for scabies.

Novitium Pharma’s Generic Sildenafil Gets FDA Approval for PAH Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Novitium Pharma’s generic sildenafil that is available in oral suspension for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). It is the first FDA-approved generic version of Revatio, which is manufactured by Pfizer. The FDA approved Revatio in 2005 for the treatment of PAH.