US Food and Drug Administration Approves Antidepressant for New Mothers

It contains a synthetic form of a hormone called allopregnanolone, which naturally increases throughout a woman's pregnancy - and then crashes after she gives birth. "The side effects are certainly things that need to be monitored and observed", Me... More..

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Study confirms that Apple Watch saves lives
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Study confirms that Apple Watch saves lives

Apple has now announced that Stanford Medicine has reported the results of the groundbreaking study , which included over 400,000 participants from all 50 USA states. 84 percent of the time, participants wh...More..

Chinese woman narrowly escapes death after home-made IV drip … of fruit juice
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Chinese woman narrowly escapes death after home-made IV drip … of fruit juice

Asia One , a news site based in Singapore, reported that the woman made the decision on a whim. There were over 20 kinds of fruit in the intravenous injection, an employee at the Affiliated Hospital of Xi...More..

Piping hot tea raises esophageal cancer risk
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Piping hot tea raises esophageal cancer risk

Beware, it could raise the risk of esophageal cancer, finds a study, reports CNN . Dr. Farhad Islami , the study's lead oncologist, alternatively recommends hot drink lovers wait until their drinks "cool"...More..

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds
by | Thursday, March 21, 2019

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

Experts say the new study's findings have implications for jurisdictions legalising marijuana , warning they should also consider the impact on their psychiatric services. The findings were published in ment...More..

Sugary drinks may increase risk of death by heart disease
by | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sugary drinks may increase risk of death by heart disease

The study, led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, covered almost 120,000 people over a period of decades and a list of their lifestyle habits, including how frequently they drank sugary beverages s...More..

More than 1 egg a day could increase risk for heart disease
by | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

More than 1 egg a day could increase risk for heart disease

Compared with previous studies, "this report is far more comprehensive, with enough data to make a strong statement that eggs and overall dietary cholesterol intake remain important in affecting the risk" o...More..

Daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks no longer recommended for older adults
by | Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Daily aspirin to prevent heart attacks no longer recommended for older adults

However, for anyone who has had a stroke , heart attack, open-heart surgery or stents inserted to open clogged arteries, aspirin can be life-saving. But regular use of aspirin to prevent heart attacks and stro...More..

Daily low-dose aspirin is no longer recommended as heart attack preventative
by | Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Daily low-dose aspirin is no longer recommended as heart attack preventative

Health recommendations are ultimately based on the most current knowledge available, which means that new, long-term study results might overturn recommendations we once accepted as fact - like how eating lots ...More..

Eggs may be bad for you again, study finds
by | Monday, March 18, 2019

Eggs may be bad for you again, study finds

Research results from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine found that adults who eat more eggs and dietary cholesterol have a significantly higher risk of heart disease and death from an...More..

Number of Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS drops to 1.9m
by | Sunday, March 17, 2019

Number of Nigerians living with HIV/AIDS drops to 1.9m

Akwa Ibom State in South South Nigeria, now has the highest AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome ) prevalence rate in Nigeria, according to the Nigerian HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS ). In ...More..

Foster: Trump budget proposal 'disastrous' for hardworking Americans
by | Saturday, March 16, 2019

Foster: Trump budget proposal 'disastrous' for hardworking Americans

It cuts $845 billion, nearly a trillion dollar cut in Medicare, and nearly a quarter trillion, $240 billion cut in Medicaid. Why? "He's not cutting Medicare in this budget", asserted acting White House budget...More..

Alzheimer's researchers studying link between eye and brain health
by | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Alzheimer's researchers studying link between eye and brain health

The Alzheimer's group had loss of small retinal blood vessels at the back of the eye. "We also found a reduction in the thickness of (of a specific layer of the retina) in Alzheimer's patients compared to con...More..

Measles outbreak in New Zealand's Canterbury widens to 20
by | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Measles outbreak in New Zealand's Canterbury widens to 20

In a statement, the Canterbury District of Health said "It can now be assumed that measles is circulating widely in our community". The health department says they'll update the public if any new measles case...More..

California Man Learns He's Going to Die From Doctor Robot Video
by | Wednesday, March 13, 2019

California Man Learns He's Going to Die From Doctor Robot Video

But I don't think somebody should get the news delivered that way. Wilharm, 33, said a tall machine on wheels eventually rolled into the room. Daughter Catherine Quintana says the family is also upset becau...More..

Facebook to reject advertisements that provide ‘vaccine misinformation’
by | Monday, March 11, 2019

Facebook to reject advertisements that provide ‘vaccine misinformation’

The company will instead provide users with "authoritative information" on the topic of vaccinations . It will also bar vaccine misinformation from Instagram, which Facebook owns. WHO in February listed " va...More..

Worst of flu season may be over in Mississippi
by | Monday, March 11, 2019

Worst of flu season may be over in Mississippi

But for the last two weeks, more illnesses have been tied to a strain that tends to cause more deaths. At this point, there have been 44 flu-related deaths for this season, compared with 333 previous year. "H...More..

Public health agencies: Infant from Pima County diagnosed with measles
by | Monday, March 11, 2019

Public health agencies: Infant from Pima County diagnosed with measles

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - Smitty's Restaurant, 100 Mile House, 2:30 to 6 p.m. New Zealand's Ministry of Health said in a statement that since 2012, all cases of measles in the country came from overseas. If y...More..

HIV cure: British patient becomes second person to beat virus
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

HIV cure: British patient becomes second person to beat virus

The man had contracted HIV in 2003, Gupta said, and in 2012 was also diagnosed with a type of blood cancer called Hodgkin's Lymphoma . To learn more about the factors that favor a cure, amfAR, the Foundati...More..

Finland's government falls over failed healthcare reform
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

Finland's government falls over failed healthcare reform

In a report by POLITICO, monitored by TUKO.co.ke, on Friday, March 8, the prime minister said his government's failure to implement a health care reform proposal during its current term had pushed him to make...More..

Third person ever may have been cured of HIV
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

Third person ever may have been cured of HIV

A patient in Germany may be the third person in the world to be "cured" of HIV, it has emerged. Dr. Annemarie Wensing of the University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands, said that biopsies of the "Dusseld...More..

Facebook is taking steps to reduce misinformation on vaccines
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

Facebook is taking steps to reduce misinformation on vaccines

According to a press release, the company will begin actively "reducing [vaccine misinformation] distribution and providing people with authoritative information on the topic". It is said that her mother had de...More..

DRC Should Treat Ebola As Epidemic Rather Than Security Issue - MSF President
by | Sunday, March 10, 2019

DRC Should Treat Ebola As Epidemic Rather Than Security Issue - MSF President

Joanne Liu . The medical aid group has temporarily suspended its operations at two of its centers after attackers set fire to them. Attempts by the authorities in DR Congo to force people to comply with Ebo...More..

Onions And Garlic Linked To Lower Bowel Cancer Risk
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

Onions And Garlic Linked To Lower Bowel Cancer Risk

My father, Congressman Donald M. Payne, passed away from colorectal cancer seven years ago today. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men and women combined in the United States....More..

Ketamine-Based Antidepression Nasal Spray Gets FDA Thumbs Up
by | Saturday, March 09, 2019

Ketamine-Based Antidepression Nasal Spray Gets FDA Thumbs Up

The drug is a nasal spray created to treat severe forms of depression that don't respond to other treatments. Esketamine is created to be administered intranasally twice a week for an initial 4 weeks, in co...More..

Teen tells Senate why he defied his mom to get vaccinated
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Teen tells Senate why he defied his mom to get vaccinated

His mom got her misinformation from conspiracy posts on Facebook, posts created to "instill fear in the public". Lindenberger's story took off both in the worldwide press and on social media last month af...More..

Second patient believed to be cured of AIDS
by | Friday, March 08, 2019

Second patient believed to be cured of AIDS

Until now, success in replicating that cure has been limited. Usually, HIV patients expect to stay on daily pills for life to suppress the virus. Since the virus was first discovered in the 1980s, more than...More..

Offers half-price insulin in counter to cost pressure
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

Offers half-price insulin in counter to cost pressure

List prices are initial figures drugmakers attach to a product. Last Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee questioned the CEOs of seven major pharmaceutical firms over the reasons for high (and rising) drug...More..

HIV
by | Thursday, March 07, 2019

HIV "undetectable" in patient after treatment involving stem cell transplant

In September 2017, 16 months after the stem cell transplant , the "London patient" went off antiretroviral drugs and has remained HIV-free. Unlike in the first case 12 years ago involving Timothy Ray Bro...More..

Calif. Sues Trump Admin Over Abortion Restriction Rule
by | Wednesday, March 06, 2019

Calif. Sues Trump Admin Over Abortion Restriction Rule

The federal Title X program past year offered $286.5 million in grants that funded family-planning services. Nineteen other states and Washington, D.C., said they would sue separately Tuesday. The "gag rule...More..