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Parkinson's treatment trial using iPS cells gets green light:The Asahi Shimbun

Parkinson's treatment trial using iPS cells gets green light:The Asahi Shimbun The iPS cells, which will come from healthy donors, will be developed into dopamine-producing brain cells, which are no longer present in people with Parkinson's disease . The announcement was made on July 30 by the Kyoto University Hospital, which started patient recruitment on the same day at 5 p.m. local time, reports Science Magazine . [Full Article...]

Dramatic rise in heatwave deaths by 2080

Dramatic rise in heatwave deaths by 2080 According to the paper led by researchers at the Monash University (published on 1 August in PLOS Medicine ), if people can not adapt to future temperatures, the risk of death caused by heat waves will increase dramatically. Many countries have already experienced heat waves this year, with reports of record temperatures, humidity, and wildfires as well as deaths and heatstroke-related illnesses. [Full Article...]

'Medicare for all' projected to cost $32.6 trillion

'Medicare for all' projected to cost $32.6 trillion But the Mercatus report also showed that the national health expenditure - the total amount spent on healthcare in the USA by the federal government, states, businesses, and individuals - would actually come in below current projections under Sanders' plan. [Full Article...]

Medicinal cannabis 'may improve survival' of pancreatic cancer patients

Medicinal cannabis 'may improve survival' of pancreatic cancer patients The study , led by Queen Mary University of London and Curtin University, Australia , tested the impact of CBD on the use of Gemcitabine, a commonly used chemotherapy drug. The mice with pancreatic cancer were split into four groups. With such gloomy survival rates, there's been much research into extending patients' lives - and part of the answer may lie in a non-psychoactive cannabin... [Full Article...]

FDA Warns that ‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ Is a Painful Laser Treatment

FDA Warns that ‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ Is a Painful Laser Treatment What's more , vaginal rejuvenation procedures have been tied to serious side effects, including vaginal burns , scarring, pain during sexual intercourse and recurring or chronic pain . Gottlieb added that "The deceptive marketing of a unsafe procedure with no proven benefit, including to women who've been treated for cancer, is egregious". [Full Article...]

DR Congo hit by EBOLA OUTBREAK as authorities call for calm

The current outbreak is centered in Mangina, a village about 30 kilometers from the city of Béni, which is close to the famed Virunga National Park and the border of Uganda. The unlicensed vaccine was given to frontline workers in the DRC. Authorities do not believe the new outbreak is connected to the Bikoro outbreak, which infected 54 people and killed 33 and which was just declared over . [Full Article...]

West Nile virus found in five more towns in Vermont

West Nile virus found in five more towns in Vermont A spokeswoman for the Department of Public Health said the threat of mosquito-borne West Nile Virus will likely stick with MA until the year's first hard frost. In rare cases, severe illness including meningitis or encephalitis, or death, can occur. He was hospitalized when he began exhibiting symptoms, but has since been discharged and is recovering at home. [Full Article...]

Government to amend My Health Record legislation

Government to amend My Health Record legislation Mr Hunt said no documents have been released in more than six years under the Agency's policy and no documents will be released without a court order. In other changes the record will now be permanently deleted if Australians decide to cancel it instead of being kept on a government site for up to 130 years and a communications campaign explaining the roll out of the opt out record will be strengt... [Full Article...]

Scientists Discover a New Human Cell Shape - the ‘Scutoid’

Scientists Discover a New Human Cell Shape - the ‘Scutoid’ Scientists have discovered a new shape called scutoid while studying nature's way of moulding tissue to form the skin, cavity linings and the building blocks of organs. As tissues and organs develop, epithelial cells squish together, twisting and turning into highly efficient and complex three-dimensional structures that help block microbes from entering our skin or organs. [Full Article...]

3 in 5 newborns not breastfed within first hour of life Unicef

3 in 5 newborns not breastfed within first hour of life Unicef But an estimated 78 million babies , or nearly 60 percent of infants around the world, are not breastfed immediately-mostly in low- and middle-income countries. "In many countries, it can even be a matter of life or death", said Henrietta Fore , UNICEF's executive director . Arts of UNICEF also urged everyone to do more to support mothers and babies in the practice in the first week of li... [Full Article...]

Wisconsin man loses both legs after being licked by dog

Wisconsin man loses both legs after being licked by dog Doctors told him a blood infection had spread to all four of his limbs and, due extensive tissue and muscle damage, they would be forced to amputate all of his limbs. It is now unclear where the dog is. For the past month, Manteufel has been at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. A second surgery was done in an attempt to remove some of the damage to his legs, but that ult... [Full Article...]

Two cases of West Nile virus reported in Johnson County

Two cases of West Nile virus reported in Johnson County The department recommends knowing the risk and taking action to prevent mosquito bites to protect yourself against West Nile Virus. "You can prevent mosquito bites by covering exposed skin or using repellents that contain DEET or icaridin". [Full Article...]

Public housing smoking ban set to take effect Tuesday

Public housing smoking ban set to take effect Tuesday Both HUD and the American Lung Association says it's created to protect the health of people living in federally-funded housing from second-hand smoke. FWHS adopted its policy in September 2017 and it affects its two public housing properties, Butler Place Apartments and Cavile Place Apartments . "It's to protect elderly - because there is elderly on oxygen - from secondhand smoke, staff from... [Full Article...]

Teens Throw Boiling Water On Sleeping Friend For 'Hot Water Challenge'

Teens Throw Boiling Water On Sleeping Friend For 'Hot Water Challenge' Before the incident, Kyland and the pal looked up the social media craze on YouTube and chose to try the challenge, according to the news station. While Kyland was sleeping, he says a friend poured water on him as a joke . He took the opportunity to warn teens about taking part in risky Internet challenges such as the "Hot Water Challenge". "If your friends are telling you to do this, they ar... [Full Article...]

Hamilton mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Hamilton mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus The City of New Orleans is holding a news conference Friday with the Health Department to update the public on the latest West Nile findings. While the majority of people infected with WNV have no symptoms, the virus can cause serious symptoms in some people, especially those over 65 years old and those who are immunocompromised. [Full Article...]

Urgent action needed to find, treat millions suffering from viral hepatitis

Urgent action needed to find, treat millions suffering from viral hepatitis As hepatitis C is a big menace for the country, a recent changein treatment to oral medications have revolutionized the treatment response of hepatitis C . over 1 million , may develop chronic liver disease within 2 decades and 1%-4% of them may develop liver cancer. "Ninety percent or more newborns should, meanwhile, receive the hepatitis B vaccine's birth dose, while at least 95 percen... [Full Article...]

South Reno mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

South Reno mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus West Nile cases had already been reported earlier this year in Yorkville, Oswego, Elburn, Minooka, DeKalb, Naperville and St. Charles. So far zero human cases have been reported. Despite the positive blood donations, Dr. Clayton says there have been no reported human cases of West Nile Virus in South Dakota yet this summer. Public Health continues to work closely with the Environmental Services De... [Full Article...]

Vaccine scandal: chairman of Chinese pharmaceutical Firm Changsheng Biotech arrested

Vaccine scandal: chairman of Chinese pharmaceutical Firm Changsheng Biotech arrested Chinese police say they are investigating 15 people over a vaccine that may not be effective at protecting people from rabies. SHANGHAI, July 23 (Reuters) - A vaccine scandal in China, which has prompted angry reactions from citizens fed up with safety scares, is sending ripples across the local drug market and threatening Chinese ambitions to play a larger role in the global pharmaceutical sp... [Full Article...]

Stock under Analysts Consideration: Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR)

Stock under Analysts Consideration: Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) The company's distance from 52-week high price is -1.74 percent and while the current price is 56.57 percent from 52-week low price. The company has its outstanding shares of 39.22M. The current ratio and the debt ratio are the two ratios that show the investor how quickly the company is able to payout its debt and how quickly it can cover its obligations. [Full Article...]

HPV vaccine will be offered to boys in England

HPV vaccine will be offered to boys in England Robert Music, chief executive of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, said: "It is fantastic that boys are to be offered the same protection against HPV-related cancers as girls". HPV is a group of 150 related viruses that can be transmitted through any form of sexual contact, whether kissing or intercourse. The government also recently introduced a programme of HPV vaccination for men who have sex with ... [Full Article...]


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