https://www.physiciansweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/Reuters_Direct_Media/HealthNewsOnlineReport/1e08c9ba-tagreuters.com2018binary_LYNXMPEE5F07T-FILEDIMAGE-1280x640.jpg

Medicine

Billy Caldwell, from Castlederg, was admitted to Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London yesterday when his seizures intensified, according to a statement from his family. 'Despite the best and honest efforts of the NHS, frontline doctors are fighting Billy's condition with both hands tied behind their back because the only medication that will be effective is the cannabis oil'.
  • Blood test may identify pregnant women at risk of premature birth

    Blood test may identify pregnant women at risk of premature birth

    Medicine

    Recent research from the U.S. has shown that the number of premature births climbed to 9.93pc in 2017, up from 9.86 in 2016, making it the third consecutive annual increase after steady declines over the previous seven years. The findings indicated that cfRNA corresponding to a set of placental genes might provide an accurate estimate of fetal development and gestational age throughout pregnancy.
  • PG Relay for Life walking on new grounds this weekend

    PG Relay for Life walking on new grounds this weekend

    Medicine

    During opening ceremonies, emcee Rick Zimmerman welcomed Lola McMurter to the stage. Forty teams joined together on June 1-2 at the Southington High School, all with different stories and inspirations, with the common goal of supporting ACS, the nationwide voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer.
  • CEO for Berkshire, Amazon, Chase heath venture on the way

    CEO for Berkshire, Amazon, Chase heath venture on the way

    Medicine

    Buffett , who runs Berkshire Hathaway Inc ., and Dimon , CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., said in a joint Wall Street Journal editorial that they are encouraging all public companies to consider moving away the practice, arguing that it can stifle long-term investments.
  • Multi-state Salmonella outbreak connected to Walmart pre-cut melons

    Multi-state Salmonella outbreak connected to Walmart pre-cut melons

    Medicine

    Most of those infected with the salmonella strain bought pre-cut melons, including cantaloupe, watermelon, or a fruit salad mix with melon, at one of the stores, according to state officials. It only applies to pre-cut melon and fruit salad mixes containing melon. There is only one reported case related to this outbreak in OH thus far. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting six cases of Salmonella that match a multi-state outbreak strain.
  • Highest surge in syphilis for nearly 70 years 'due to government cuts'

    Highest surge in syphilis for nearly 70 years 'due to government cuts'

    Medicine

    Super-gonorrhea, which is resistant to various treatments , is shaping up to be a problem with one case confirmed in the United Kingdom last March 2017, then two cases in Australia following soon after, according to BBC News. 'Unless greater recognition and funding is given to councils to invest in prevention services, a reversal in the encouraging and continuing fall in STIs is now a real risk.
  • Death Toll From Nipah Rises to 16 in Kerala

    Death Toll From Nipah Rises to 16 in Kerala

    Medicine

    Besides, officials have asked those people who made contact with the two, who died due to Nipah, to get in touch with the cell. The government is coordinating with all relevant sectors including zoonosis, wildlife, animal husbandry, human health, clinicians, pulmonologists, neurologists and private sector.
  • New colon cancer screening guidelines are lifesavers

    New colon cancer screening guidelines are lifesavers

    Medicine

    Colorectal cancer deaths are declining, but shocking disparities remain. Other groups, including the independent and volunteer U.S. Preventative Services Task Force of specialists, maintain their recommendation that screenings start at 50.
  • Five people die in US romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

    Medicine

    The disease appears to have been spread from romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma region of Arizona. That means it is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in people's homes, grocery stores or restaurants due to its 21-day shelf life.
  • New genes linked to intelligence | Ireland

    New genes linked to intelligence | Ireland

    Medicine

    The people who showed more of intelligence were the ones who were 28% likely to wear glasses. The scientists at the University of Edinburgh studied the genetic data of over 44,480 people, and found that those who were more intelligent were almost 30 per cent more likely to have genes indicating they require reading glasses.
  • Heavier Women May Face Higher Cancer Risks, Study Finds

    Medicine

    The report also advises satisfying nutritional needs through diet alone, instead of counting on supplements. And as more countries adopt Western lifestyles with sedentary living and obesity-causing foods, cancer rates are expected to spike 58% by 2035, causing 24 million global deaths per year, the researchers said.
  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    Medicine

    These gels and creams contain the drug benzocaine that is a local anesthetic gel and can numb the area stopping the pain. The Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) took a stance against teething products containing benzocaine, urging parents to not use them on infants and children.
  • Poland's Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize

    Poland's Olga Tokarczuk wins Man Booker International Prize

    Medicine

    Tokarczuk will evenly split the 50,000 pound prize [66,750 USD] with her translator to English Jennifer Croft , reported The Guardian . Her novel is a combination of tales of modern day travel with the story of a 17 century anatomist who performed dissection on his amputated leg.
  • Governor: Baltimore County police officer shot and killed

    Governor: Baltimore County police officer shot and killed

    Medicine

    The policeman, who is yet to be named, was gunned down while investigating a suspicious vehicle in the area. Authorities say a Baltimore County police officer who was fatally injured while investigating a suspicious vehicle had been on the force for nearly four years.
  • Lettuce Lover? CDC Updates Advice To Consumers

    Lettuce Lover? CDC Updates Advice To Consumers

    Medicine

    It is estimated that 47.8 million people in the United States get affected with food-borne illnesses every year, which leads to about 127,000 people getting hospitalised and death of over 3,000 people. That was the message Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and if not exactly a thundering signal of "all clear", it's pretty close.
  • US Surgeon General helps passenger with medical emergency on flight to Jackson

    US Surgeon General helps passenger with medical emergency on flight to Jackson

    Medicine

    According to the Jackson, Miss ., Clarion Ledger , Adams was headed to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson to discuss the opioid epidemic with a panel of experts and Mississippi Gov. The patient woke up, and Adams determined it was best for the plane to return to the gate and for the patient to go to a hospital for further evaluation.
  • Spread Of Ebola In Congo A 'Game Changer'

    Spread Of Ebola In Congo A 'Game Changer'

    Medicine

    Oly Ilunga Kalenga, the country's minister of health, announced that the outbreak has spread to a "new phase" because an "urban health zone" is now affected by the disease. World Health Organization has sent 4 000 doses of the experimental Ebola vaccine to DRC and said it will send thousands more in the coming days as needed.