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Health Care Congo's Ebola outbreak now second largest in history
Author: 0 Congo's Ebola outbreak now second largest in history

DRC's health ministry said the number of confirmed and probable cases has reached 426, edging past the Uganda outbreak in 2000. Of the total cases, 379 have been confirmed, and 47 are probable wherein an additional 87 suspected are under investigation, said the health ministry.

Health Care British MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I am HIV Positive
Author: 0 British MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle: I am HIV Positive

He made the announcement to mark World Aids Day on December 1, he said. Russell-Moyle described what it was like being diagnosed with HIV: "When you get that call from the clinic and they just say: 'You need to come in.' They don't tell you the details, and you know immediately that something is going to be wrong...." "My name.

Health Care China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies
Author: 0 China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies

The scientists gathered in Hong Kong this week for an worldwide conference on gene editing, the ability to rewrite the code of life to try to correct or prevent disease. On Tuesday, China ordered a "thorough investigation" into the project , but as the Associated Press is reporting today, the government has now taken the added step of shutting down the work until further notice.

Health Care U.S. life expectancy drops again as overdoses climb
Author: 0 U.S. life expectancy drops again as overdoses climb

The US still ranks as having among the lowest life expectancy rates for developed nations. On average, the life expectancy of Americans declined by a tenth of a year from 2016, falling to 78.6 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics , which measures data from the previous year.

Health Care Amazon to sell medical software
Author: 0 Amazon to sell medical software

Amazon Translate is a neural machine translation service that provides fast and reliable language translation, which could enable an organization to translate documents and other text as well as communication with patients in their preferred language.

Health Care Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV
Author: 0 Lloyd Russell-Moyle: MP tells the Commons he has HIV

He said prevention efforts in Cayman include the availability of free condoms in all district health centers and pre-exposure prophylaxis antiretroviral medicines to people who are in partnership with HIV-positive individuals, along with behavior change intervention programs.

Health Care FDA clears Romaine sales from non-affected regions
Author: 0 FDA clears Romaine sales from non-affected regions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration , along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state authorities, continues to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. After posting the advisory Tuesday, the FDA investigated the outbreak over the Thanksgiving holiday period. Most of the individuals who became sick reported eating romaine lettuce before their illnesses occurred.

Author: 0 Life expectancy in the US continues to fall

For additional context, In 1999 the death rate for drug overdoses among men was around 8 in every 100,000 individuals. "Life expectancy gives us a snapshot of the Nation's overall health and these sobering statistics are a wakeup call that we are losing too many Americans, too early and too often, to conditions that are preventable ", he wrote in a statement .

Health Care Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US
Author: 0 Another year, another decrease in life expectancy in the US

For additional context, In 1999 the death rate for drug overdoses among men was around 8 in every 100,000 individuals. It marks the third consecutive year life expectancy has dropped in the U.S., and the longest life expectancy decline trend since the late 1910s when WWI and the worst flu pandemic in modern history combined to kill approximately 675,000 Americans.

Health Care New cases of HIV rise in Eastern Europe
Author: 0 New cases of HIV rise in Eastern Europe

The rate in the East - 51.1 new cases diagnosed per 100,000 people - was "disproportionately higher" than in the West, which had a rate of 6.4 new cases per 100,000 people, the reportfound. "This means investing wisely in prevention, testing and treatment particularly in key populations to end the AIDS epidemic as we promised". In a report published on 29 November 2018, PHE said the UK had met all of the targets set by the UN to promote HIV prevention, adding that the UK should "identify ...

Health Care U.S. life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report
Author: 0 U.S. life expectancy drops, overdoses climb - govt report

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) found almost 70,000 more Americans died in 2017 than 2016, with rising rates of death among 25- to 44-year-olds. USA women continue to outlive men, and the death rate did decrease among 45- to 54-year-olds. Almost 70,240 Americans died of drug overdoses last year, compared to about 63,630 during the previous year.

Health Care We Now Officially Know How Long It Takes To Poo Out Lego
Author: 0 We Now Officially Know How Long It Takes To Poo Out Lego

The results were published in the December issue of the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health , with the hope of reassuring parents who worry about their kids eating these small toys. A half dozen pediatricians made a decision to see what affect, if any, a tiny yellow Lego head would have on their own bodies by volunteering to swallow them .

Health Care Gene-edited baby claim sparks outrage in China
Author: 0 Gene-edited baby claim sparks outrage in China

The editing of human DNA is banned in some countries, including the United States , and tightly controlled in others. "We're so not there yet", Maddison said. Hans-Peter Kiem and Keith Jerome, faculty at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, condemned the research claims in a statement Wednesday. In a panel discussion following He's talk, the scientist was asked whether enough is known about CCR5 and its effects on the immune system to choose it as the first gene to manipulate ...

Health Care Police increasingly attending mental health calls
Author: 0 Police increasingly attending mental health calls

HM Inspector of Constabulary Zoë Billingham told the BBC that police are clearly doing a good job and definitely have a role to play, but said they are "over-stretched" and "overwhelmed" and the current system is "failing people". "They do get some training but they're not mental-health professionals". "Our police services do a hugely challenging job day in, day out, and it can be hard dealing with vulnerable people who reach crisis in a public place".

Health Care Over 100 scientists say baby gene editing is ‘crazy’
Author: 0 Over 100 scientists say baby gene editing is ‘crazy’

An independent confirmation of He's assertion is not yet available nor has he published his results in a journal where other researchers could evaluate the claim . It raised deep questions for scientists about whether traditional oversight channels were followed, as well as what to believe about the experiment and the results.

Health Care Coli outbreak source identified as California
Author: 0 Coli outbreak source identified as California

Following a unsafe outbreak of E. coli traced to romaine lettuce that sickened 32 people across 11 states, major leafy-greens producers agreed to label their packed romaine by region or state and by harvest date. Local growers in California and Arizona-the two states producing well over the majority of the nation's leafy greens-have recognized the public health crisis posed by contaminated irrigation water, and thus some have taken steps to alleviate the issue.

Health Care Burnley-Newcastle match delayed after referees' assessor collapses in tunnel
Author: 0 Burnley-Newcastle match delayed after referees' assessor collapses in tunnel

The defeat leaves Burnley one point and one place above the Premier League bottom three ahead of Saturday's crunch trip to fellow strugglers Crystal Palace . "But in the end we won and he did a great job so even missing this chance, it's not his position, so I have to congratulate everyone". It's quite a hard window because the top-class players normally are playing in the Champions League and with top teams, so it's very hard for them to change.

Health Care Ex-Zimbabwe president Mugabe 'unable to walk'
Author: 0 Ex-Zimbabwe president Mugabe 'unable to walk'

Mr Mugabe was the world's oldest head of state before his dramatic exit. Mr Mugabe, 94 , who ruled the southern African nation for almost four decades since independence from Britain in 1980, was forced to resign in November 2017 after an army coup.

Health Care 98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet
Author: 0 98 mn Indians will have diabetes by 2030: Lancet

The one-year health outcomes from our Low Carb Program were published earlier this year which showed that reduced dependency on medications, including insulin, were among the programme's benefits. The United States will have the third highest numbers globally, with 32 million people predicted to be living with the condition in 2030. Sanjay Basu, assistant professor of medicine at Stanford University and who led the study, said: "Despite the UN's commitment to treat noncommunicable ...

Health Care New E. coli outbreak - CDC says do not eat romaine lettuce
Author: 0 New E. coli outbreak - CDC says do not eat romaine lettuce

One of those had suffered kidney failure . That includes all types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags or boxes of pre-cut lettuce. Evidence from both the USA and Canadian outbreaks point toward romaine lettuce as the cause of both. Restaurants and retailers have been warned to not serve any form of romaine lettuce to customers.

Health Care Thick dust shrouds Sydney skies in rare storm
Author: 0 Thick dust shrouds Sydney skies in rare storm

At-risk people are being urged to stay indoors if Sydney sees a repeat of the famous dust storm on Thursday. . The bureau is expecting between 5 and 10 millimetres of rain on Thursday, which Ms Pyne said would "rain the dust out". A dust storm beginning in Sydney could be as severe as a storm in 2009 (pictured), which led to 500 call-outs for firefighters. As well as reducing air quality and visibility, the small dust particles have the ability to make their way into the sensitive regions ...

Health Care A third of parents to skip kids' flu shots this year
Author: 0 A third of parents to skip kids' flu shots this year

Last year, an estimated 79,000 people died, with 960,000 hospitalizations and 49 million people with illness, according to the CDC . "There appears to be an echo chamber around flu vaccine", Clark says. The researchers say the results hold a lesson for doctors: Many parents don't rely exclusively on them for medical advice, and accurate information about the shot needs to be distributed by some other means in "language parents can understand".

Health Care Boston Scientific acquires BTG for $4.2bn
Author: 0 Boston Scientific acquires BTG for $4.2bn

Shareholders of Boston Scientific were less enthusiastic, with share prices on the New York Stock Exchange falling more than 3 percent to $34.16 by late Tuesday morning, on a day when U.S. Industry experts agreed the offer looked reasonable and Jefferies analyst Peter Welford said BTG's eclectic product mix made a counterbid unlikely, despite past competition for interventional oncology products.

Health Care New drug may help treat peanut allergy
Author: 0 New drug may help treat peanut allergy

None of almost 500 four- to 17-year-olds from the United States and Europe could tolerate even a 10th of a peanut dose. "In addition, the symptoms caused by the 100-fold higher dose at the end of study were milder than the symptoms on the lower dose at the beginning of the study".

Health Care Don't eat romaine lettuce: Health Canada
Author: 0 Don't eat romaine lettuce: Health Canada

No deaths have been reported. "Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that residents in other parts of Canada are affected by this outbreak", Health Canada spokesperson Anna Maddison told Postmedia in an email. Dillons stores said late Tuesday it will fully refund shoppers who have bought romaine lettuce from one of its stores following an E. coli outbreak in 11 states tied to the leafy green .

Health Care Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce, Period — CDC
Author: 0 Don't Eat Romaine Lettuce, Period — CDC

If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away. Additionally, you should make sure to wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored. Retailers and restaurants also should not serve or sell any until more is known about the outbreak. This outbreak is not related to the previous 2018 E.