A Cumberland child who attends the Mabel I. Wilson School, meant for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade, has been hospitalized with viral meningitis. It is the second time in a week in York County that a student has been diagnosed with meningitis.
Viral meningitis is said to be less aggressive and more common than bacterial meningitis. Experts have shared that people who contract viral meningitis often get well without taking treatment and this process can take between a week and 10 days.
The 31st annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles was organized Sunday with an aim to raise funds for AIDS Project Los Angeles and more than 20 other LA County-based AIDS service organizations. In the event, more than 20,000 people have taken part.
In the event, people walked through West Hollywood and the Fairfax district. An opening ceremony was held that was attended by celebrities and city dignitaries. After the opening event, the walk started at 10 am at West Hollywood Park.
The walk included a new 90-foot tunnel with artificial turf, water misters and information panels on HIV and AIDS. With the help of the money, the organizations will be able to provide food, housing, medical and dental care and counseling to people living with HIV and AIDS and take steps to prevent new infections.
According to a new American study, led by researchers from the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, the reason elephants rarely get cancer is a special mechanism in their cells that fights the disease. The study was published last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The study found that elephants have 40 copies of a gene called P53, a well-known tumor suppressor, whereas humans have just two. The intensive activity of the gene kills a large number of cancer cells in elephants that allows them to overcome the disease.
On the basis of these findings, researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa have decided to conduct a follow-up study to translate the discovery into innovative cancer treatments.
The fall season brings the flu season. An individual shouldn't ignore the advertisements and signs for the flu shot. The influenza virus is a quite infectious respiratory illness and results into a lot of symptoms. In some cases, the flu means a week of cough, congestion, muscle pains, and fevers, but for many people, mainly elderly and young children the flu can mean severe symptoms, leading to hospitalization and even death.
The flu virus is highly infectious and spreads in no time through small droplets in the air that come when infected people cough, sneeze, or even talk. An individual can't even realize that he is spreading the virus because the virus can replicate even a day before sickness and continuing up to seven days after feeling sick.
The Health Science Team members from the St. Charles Parish Satellite Center in Luling have been putting in efforts to aware people about breast cancer and working on a Breast Cancer Awareness Project. The annual project is initiated with a motive to educate the community and raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research.
Pink paper links were sold by the team members for $1 each during a competition between the east and west bank. East bank, the team that sold the highest number of links and raised the most money for research, was announced the winner. The team won the competition by selling 9,151 links, whereas the west bank sold 9,136 links. During the project, about $18,287 was raised. The amount was donated to the American Cancer Society.
Daniel Fells, an American football tight end for the New York Giants of the National Football League, has undergone five surgeries for staph infection. Doctors are still fighting to make efforts to avoid amputate his foot.
The 32-year-old football star was diagnosed with MRSA earlier this week. MRSA is powerful bacteria resistant to penicillin-type treatment. Fells is expected to undergo some more operations on his foot, which is presently at higher risk of further infection, according to the report.
NFL.com reported early Sunday that doctors treating Fells are hoping to save his foot from amputation, but also fear that the MRSA has infected his bone and could even spread into his blood.
A team of researchers through a study found that patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery were at a higher risk of self-harm. The study researchers found that patients were more likely to attempt suicide or harm themselves after weight-loss surgery.
The team led by Junaid Bhatti, PhD, at the Sunnybrook Research Institute in Toronto, looked at a cohort of 8,800 patients for three years. They tracked patients before and after they had surgery to lose weight.
During the first three years after surgery, 111 patients received emergency care for self-inflicted injuries, noted the researchers. On the other hand, they found that the risk of such emergencies was 54% higher after the patients underwent surgeries.
A Swiss drug maker Roche revealed that its new treatment for multiple sclerosis has shown positive results. But positive results from the ORATORIO study have left experts in question about the magnitude of benefits in the primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS).
According to Xavier Montalban from Vall d'Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona, and colleagues , the anti-CD20+ therapy significantly reduced the proportion of patients who had 12-week confirmed disability progression by 24% compared with placebo.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. receives another approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its cancer drug Opdivo, also known chemically as nivolumab. This time the approval is for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.
According to the National Cancer Institute lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death in the US. An estimated 221,200 new cases were diagnosed and more than 158,000 deaths were recorded last year.
The expanded approval was based on results from a phase III trial, dubbed CheckMate-057. Researchers during the trial noted that Opdivo demonstrated superior overall survival in previously treated metastatic non-squamous NSCLC patients as compared to standard chemotherapy drug Docetaxel.
Breast cancer has become a growing concern in United States. As per the Centers for disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 41,150 women and 405 men died from breast cancer in the United States. But advancement in research and technology has opened several options before patients battling with breast cancer.
Isabelle Hopper said when she learned that she had cancer in her right breast her first thought was to have both the breasts removed. The 37-year-old said, “I’m not the type of person who likes to be reactive. I want to be proactive, and when you’re dealing with cancer, proactive takes on an entirely new meaning”.
Ocrelizumab cuts multiple sclerosis relapses by nearly 50% compared with Rebif in two large clinical trialsSubmitted by Deepan Chawla on Sat, 10/10/2015 - 13:46
In two large clinical trials, Roche's big new drug hope Ocrelizumab has cut multiple sclerosis relapses by approximately 50% compared with the older product Rebif. This has highlighted the drug’s potential in the main relapsing form of the disease.
The drug also reduced clinical disability by about a quarter in a different study of patients suffering from primary progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS), which affects nearly 15% of patients and presently has no approved treatment.
Earlier, the Swiss company said that its new drug worked in both settings but the scale of effect has been disclosed this week only at the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis congress in Barcelona.
A specific kind of cheese is about to be recalled from stores nationwide by Whole Foods after an unsafe form of bacteria that causes listeria infections has been discovered by the US Food and Drug Administration officials.
Whole Foods said in a statement on its website that the company is recalling the Papillion Organic Roquefort cheese from their stores after FDA officials have discovered proof of the Listeria Monocytogenes in an uncut wheel of the cheese at the time of a sample test. As per the company, all sell-by dates of the cheese have got affected.Papillion did not revert to requests for comment immediately.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s office said on Friday that a trio of bills,focused at bringing order and oversight to California’s medical marijuana industry approximately 20 years after the state led the nation in legalizing pot for medical use,have won Brown’s signature.
The first licensing and operating rules in the state for pot growers, manufacturers of cannabis-infused products and retail weed stores has come as a number of groups will try to qualify voter initiatives next year that would permit adults to use marijuana recreationally.
Even prior to Brown’s approval of the package of new rules, initiative sponsors had began rewriting their proposed measures to incorporate many of its elements, hoping not to alienate the governor ahead of 2016’s election.
Bay Area research team has unveiled of clinical trial results of a new promising drug, which could become the first one to treat a progressive form of multiple sclerosis. The drug called ocrelizumab can greatly reduce symptoms of progressive multiple sclerosis as well as of relapsing and remitting multiple sclerosis.
Researchers said that there are treatments available for the relapsing and remitting form. But there is no drug for the kind that worsens after the diagnosis. UCSF neurologist Stephen Hauser, who has been studying multiple sclerosis for 35 years, said that the results are great. It is the first time that there has been a drug proven to show efficacy among people with progressive MS.
After looking at more than 8,800 people who had undergone weight-loss surgery, researchers have said that people undergoing bariatric surgery to shed weight face heightened risk of self-harm two to three years following the surgery.
Study researchers have followed these people for three years before their surgery and three years after their operations. The researchers have found 62 reports of self harm in the period before the surgery in comparison to 96 reports of self-harm in the three-year period after people having weight-loss surgery.
A pleasant change has been witnessed in hospitals as now more hospitals have been providing better support to women who want to breastfeed. A recently published data has said that the change has come since 2007.
“Breastfeeding has immense health benefits for babies and their mothers. More hospitals are better supporting new moms to breastfeed — every newborn should have the best possible start to life”, said Tom Frieden, CDC Director.
With an aim to evaluate trends in hospitals for the use of the CDC’s Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding practices and policies, researchers from the CDC have assessed data from the Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care Survey.
Breast cancer cases among men are on rise. As per the American Cancer Society estimation, around 2,350 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in men in 2015 in comparison to around 2,350 in women. It is estimated that 440 men will die of breast cancer this year.
Lynda Weeks, executive director of Susan G. Komen Louisville, said that generally men are diagnosed with cancer at a later stage. Dr. Janell Seeger, a medical oncologist with the Norton Cancer Institute, was of the view that though breast cancer in men remains rare, the number is on rise. As per reports, there has been up to 26% rise over the last 25 years.
Researchers through a new study have found that the condition known as ‘runner’s high’ in which individual experiences a calm feeling and exhilaration after a long run is not caused by release of endorphins.
The researchers from the University of Heidelberg conducted the experiment on mice. Scientists from the Heidelberg's Central Institute of Mental Health during the study discovered the animals exhibited increased degrees of both endocannabinoids and endorphins after running.
A new research has found that contraception, especially intrauterine device (IUD) immediately after childbirth, is being widely offered to more number of women in different states of America. A massive rise has been noticed in specific Medicaid reimbursement for an IUD or contraceptive implant immediately after delivery, from zero to 19 states.
The measure is considered beneficial as it will help bring a decline in number of postpartum unintended pregnancy. It will also help low-income families who are unable to have their preferred contraceptive methods.
Study researchers have said that Medicaid programs offer reimbursements of the cost of implanting an IUD procedure. The researchers said the program has become quite popular in just three years.
The Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology of Regulations, which is related to documentation of electronic health record (EHR) systems and rules for Medicare and Medicaid programs, has included the final rules as a joint release with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) late Tuesday.
It was mentioned in HCI reports that many health IT leaders showed confidence in the flexibilities to the program provided by CMS. These IT leaders gathered in Chicago for the Health IT Summit in Chicago, which was sponsored by the Institute for Health Technology Transformation. Later, it was announced in the summit that CMS has announced a 60-day public comment period to smoothen the progress of Stage 3 of the EHR Incentive Programs.
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