Health

12
Jan
Victory for India on polio front

In the past India used to have a big poliomyelitis problem. However, on Friday the country will be able to celebrate the first year that passed since a case of poliomyelitis was reported. If no cases will be found by Friday, India will no longer be considered endemic, leaving only Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria on the list. The news is a major morale boost for health organizations worldwide. "This is a game changer in a huge way," said... [read news]

09
Jan
Defying the call to replace breast implants

Three of the biggest cosmetic surgery providers from the UK have decided to defy the government who asked the women to have their breast implants removed and replaced free of charge. It was revealed that the Harley Medical Group used substandard implants made by PIP (Poly Implant Prosthèse). There had been 13,900 operations made with these kinds of implants between September 2001 and March 2010. The group's founder, Mel Braham said he would... [read news]

06
Jan
RetireSafe tries to mediate things between Express Scripts and Walgreens

 RetireSafe, the organization that tells America’s seniors about the matters regarding Social Security, Medicare, health and financial well being, asked Express Scripts, Inc (ESI) today to restart negotiations with Walgreens. From January 1st onward the patients who have pharmacy benefit plans overseen by Express Scripts are no longer able to take their prescriptions from Walgreens.   "Walgreens is a valued community partner upon which... [read news]

03
Jan
One step closer to reversing aging

A new research performed on mice showed that injecting younger cells into aging bodies might help people live longer. The study was published in the journal Nature Communications and shows new ways to deal with aging bodies. That does not mean scientists have found the fountain of youth. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center genetically altered mice in order to make them age faster. These mice were later injected with... [read news]

02
Jan
New way to save a life

There has been a recent ribbon cutting that celebrated a venture for residents and businesses and a new way to save lives. The American Red Cross revealed its local partnership during an Ozark Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at O.C. Inside the community rooms there had been set up blood donation stations that give the residents a chance to make a difference. “Any hospital throughout the U.S. can ask the Red Cross for blood,” said Lori... [read news]

02
Jan
Bird Flu strain cannot be passed to humans

A Chinese bus driver died on Saturday after suffering complications from a bird flu virus. The country’s health officials announced that after undergoing genetic analysis they have established the strain cannot be passed forward to other humans. The country’s official Xinhua News Agency announced the man was infected after coming in contact with infected poultry. “Though it is highly pathogenic to human beings, the virus can not spread... [read news]

30
Dec
Possible reasons for memory loss in older adult cases

It appears that bad memory in cases of older adults has a new cause and also a prevention. A research made by the U.S. National Institutes of Health revealed that older adults have pockets of dead brain cells that have been caused by "silent strokes." The size of the hippocampus, however, does not affect memory loss. "Since silent strokes and the volume of the hippocampus appeared to be associated with memory loss separately in our study, our... [read news]

29
Dec
Investigations continue in Enfamil case

U.S. health inspectors went to visit the Enfamil baby formula factory that is run by Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. They were trying to investigate the cause of bacterial infections that killed one infant and made another sick. Mead Johnson spokesman Chris Perille said such a visit is a standard procedure made in investigations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The first results should come on Friday, however the investigation will last... [read news]

28
Dec
Lower mortality rates for colorectal cancer

U.S. researchers have revealed that in 2007 the colorectal cancer mortality rate for African-Americans had been 44 percent higher than it was for white people. Dr. Anthony S. Robbins of the American Cancer Society and his colleagues announced that the colorectal cancer mortality rates for  African-Americans used to be lower than in cases of white people before the 1980s. However, it was revealed the pattern had been reversed since then. The... [read news]

28
Dec
Cats increase allergy risk

If the idea of playing with a kitten or taking in a stray cat tempts you, it is best if you rethink your plans. Researchers have found out that keeping a cat almost doubles the risk of developing allergies. Although having a feline during childhood can protect the body from future illnesses, taking a cat during adulthood is a sure step to wheezing, sneezing and itchy eyes. The study that was published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical... [read news]


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