Health Care

US FDA approves first drug for postpartum depression

US FDA approves first drug for postpartum depression The new drug, brexanolone - which will be sold as Zulresso by Sage Therapeutics - is administered intravenously over the course of 60 hours and provides immediate relief from depressive symptoms , typically within 48 hours. "Women may experience thoughts about harming themselves or harming their child, as well as hinder development of a maternal-infant bond", the press release reads. [Full Article...]

Study links drinking hot tea with elevated oesophageal cancer risk

Study links drinking hot tea with elevated oesophageal cancer risk The research , published in the International Journal of Cancer , says very hot liquids may damage the oesophagus and let potentially cancerous substances in. In 2016, the International Agency for Research on Cancer said that drinking any drink over 65 degrees Celsius makes it a carcinogen, or something likely to cause cancer. [Full Article...]

2nd HIV patient in 'sustained remission,' physicians say

2nd HIV patient in 'sustained remission,' physicians say Although the finding is exciting, it is not offering up a new treatment for the millions of people around the world living with HIV . This is the second time a patient treated this way has ended up in remission from HIV . He has now been in remission for 18 months, and regular testing has confirmed that his HIV viral load remains undetectable. "Anything lower than that reads 'Lower than the ... [Full Article...]

Anti-vaxers blamed for astonishing rise of Measles in 2018

Anti-vaxers blamed for astonishing rise of Measles in 2018 Ukraine saw the world's largest increase in measles cases in 2018, followed by the Philippines and Brazil, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement on Friday. It spreads through the air when a person coughs or sneezes. "Parents and guardians must set their biases aside and have their children vaccinated against measles for their protection", Mayor A... [Full Article...]

A Trump administration "gag order" just proposed cutting millions from Planned Parenthood

A Trump administration This afternoon Planned Parenthood Empire State Acts, the advocacy arm of New York's Planned Parenthood chapters, issued a statement opposing the rule . Planned Parenthood is expected to be stripped will be stripped of about $60 million in federal funds due to the rule change. This means organizations can no longer take federal funds if their counseling includes any information on where or... [Full Article...]

Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency seeking wall funds

Trump to sign border bill, declare emergency seeking wall funds Late on Wednesday , negotiators put the finishing touches on the legislation that would provide more than $300 billion to fund the Department of Homeland Security and a range of other federal agencies through September 30, the end of the current fiscal year. [Full Article...]

European measles cases highest in a decade as pockets refuse vaccination

European measles cases highest in a decade as pockets refuse vaccination Also fueling the spread of measles are adults who received only one shot of vaccine, instead of the two routinely given today, and may now need booster shots, Jankovic said. "The most important message is to be immunized", said Dragan Jankovic, a technical officer at the health agency's European vaccine-preventable diseases and immunization program. [Full Article...]

Officials confirm 3 more measles cases in Multnomah County

Officials confirm 3 more measles cases in Multnomah County Clark County also reported three new exposure sites, all of which are medical facilities in Vancouver - the Vancouver Clinic Salmon Creek, the Sea Mar Medical Clinic Salmon Creek and the Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Emergency Department. [Full Article...]

New measles cases discovered in Houston amid outbreaks elsewhere

New measles cases discovered in Houston amid outbreaks elsewhere We know parents want to help their children. That might mean the Oregon Legislature should tighten the rules on who is allowed to opt out of immunizations. Please don't give measles to babies. "The science is completely clear that childhood vax are not only good because they prevent all of these awful illnesses, but they are also completely safe". [Full Article...]

Harris Emerges As Frontrunner To Oust Trump As Rivals Circle

Harris Emerges As Frontrunner To Oust Trump As Rivals Circle Rather than discuss Harris's policy positions or mention her impressively attended campaign launch in Oakland , they made a decision to focus on this, because that's the respect they show women. A child of Jamaican and Indian immigrants, Ms. Harris was, in 2010, the first woman of African and Indian descent to become California's Attorney-General, and, in 2016, the second African-American woma... [Full Article...]

Election Body Complains Against "Hacker" Who Claimed 2014 Polls Rigged

Election Body Complains Against In a letter to Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain, the company, which manufactures EVMs, said that Shuja was neither a regular employee of the firm nor associated in any way the design and development of voting machines between 2009 and 2014, contrary to his claims. [Full Article...]

New York City launches US$100 million universal health insurance program

New York City launches US$100 million universal health insurance program MAYOR BILL De Blasio (second from right) announces a plan to offer low-cost or free health insurance to low-income New Yorkers. During a news conference at a Bronx hospital that is part of the city's network of public hospitals and clinics, de Blasio said repeatedly that he would prefer a federal or state single-payer health care system. [Full Article...]

1st flu-related child death reported in New Jersey

1st flu-related child death reported in New Jersey The symptoms are similar to seasonal flu symptoms. "CDC monitors flu viruses because changes can impact the effectiveness of flu vaccine ". Flu activity is on the rise across the US, the CDC reports, and New York City is experiencing high increases. [Full Article...]

Comatose woman who gave birth is a tribal member

Comatose woman who gave birth is a tribal member Attorney John Micheaels, who confirmed to PEOPLE he has been retained by the women's devastated relatives, revealed the family is "outraged, traumatized and in shock by the abuse and neglect of their daughter at Hacienda Healthcare". When you have a loved one committed to palliative care, when they are most vulnerable and dependent upon others, you trust their caretakers. "Trust has been sev... [Full Article...]

Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted

Dovish Fed Chief Powell Delivers What the Markets Wanted Taken together, Mester said, those are the sorts of developments one would expect in an economy where interest rates were near a neutral level that was neither encouraging nor holding back economic activity. "Nothing's been scheduled, I would say that meetings between presidents and Fed chairs do happen", he told moderator and New York Times reporter Neil Irwin . [Full Article...]

First Iowa flu death of season reported

First Iowa flu death of season reported Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw away the tissue and wash your hands. "The timing and duration of flu seasons vary - they can occur from early fall to late spring - so you should get the vaccine as soon as it's available", said Cynthia Robotti, DNP, RN, PHCNS-C, nurse manager for the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District. [Full Article...]

Health Reforms in Youth Education: Combatting the Anti-Vaccination Movement

Health Reforms in Youth Education: Combatting the Anti-Vaccination Movement The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) has observed a higher number of babies and children being reported with influenza this year. More than 3.4 million extra doses were made available, allowing more than 85 per cent of people aged 65 and older to be protected. [Full Article...]

British MP shares that he's HIV positive in powerful speech in parliament

British MP shares that he's HIV positive in powerful speech in parliament Dr Stephen Baird, GP and Chair, Lincolnshire East CCG, said: "Several thousand people are still diagnosed with HIV across the United Kingdom every year". Russell-Moyle, the MP for Brighton Kemptown since the 2017 election, told the Commons he had been HIV positive for 10 years, since he was 22. Former Labour cabinet minister Chris Smith revealed his status in 2005. [Full Article...]

20% Rise in Insulin Use by 2030, Study Says

20% Rise in Insulin Use by 2030, Study Says According to World Health Organization (WHO), India had 69.2 million people living with diabetes in 2015. By the year 2030, 511 million adults around the world will have type 2 diabetes and 79 million of them will need insulin to manage their condition. [Full Article...]

WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics

WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics The newer antibiotics have been found to be less effective, have more side effects, cost more, and contribute to antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics are a precious resource that are fundamental to the efficacy of cancer medicine, routine but life-saving operations such as caesarean sections and other modern medical procedures such as hip replacements. [Full Article...]