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Health Care Johnson & Johnson reportedly knew about asbestos in baby powder
Author: 0 Johnson & Johnson reportedly knew about asbestos in baby powder

J&J stock closed down more than 10 percent at $133 on the New York Stock Exchange, its worst one-day fall in 16 years. Information revealed through the release of thousands of pages of documents from the manufacturer Johnson & Johnson purportedly shows that the company knowingly sold baby powder, or talc, that was contaminated with asbestos but didn't warn consumers, Reuters reported Friday.

Health Care Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Affordable Care Act
Author: 0 Federal Judge In Texas Rules Against Affordable Care Act

As the foregoing makes clear, I've been highly skeptical of the claims in this case from the beginning. O'Connor's ruling comes one day ahead of when Obamacare's marketplaces will close for most of the country's open enrollment period. The decision was a break with a long-standing executive branch practice of defending existing statutes in court. Federal Judge Reed Charles O'Connor of the Northern District of Texas struck down the law, in the course of a lawsuit brought by 19 states that ...

Health Care Fentanyl surpasses heroin as deadliest drug in US
Author: 0 Fentanyl surpasses heroin as deadliest drug in US

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most reports on drug overdose deaths only determine what class of drugs were involved. By 2016, fentanyl was connected to 18,335 such deaths: it was linked to 29 percent of all drug overdose deaths that year.

Author: 0 Report Claims Johnson & Johnson Knew Baby Powder Contained Asbestos for Decades

After a series of ups and downs in defense of its flagship Johnson's Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson hit renewed scrutiny Friday as Reuters reported the drugmaker knew for decades its talc powder contained cancer-causing asbestos. It said nearly 12,000 plaintiffs were suing the company, claiming that its talc caused cancer. Reuters report also showed the company had commissioned and paid for studies conducted on its Baby Powder franchise and hired a ghostwriter to redraft the article ...

Health Care New Breast Cancer Study Says Women At Higher Risk After Giving Birth
Author: 0 New Breast Cancer Study Says Women At Higher Risk After Giving Birth

In a related commentary , Dr. Deborah Korenstein, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, writes, "The new recommendations on breast cancer screening from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care serve as a model for the important role of guidelines in promoting value in health care".

Health Care Use It But Lose It? Solving Puzzle Games Won’t Stop Mental Decline
Author: 0 Use It But Lose It? Solving Puzzle Games Won’t Stop Mental Decline

If family and friends give you a disappointed look on opening their Christmas present, remind them that investment in intellectual activities throughout life could provide them with a higher cognitive point from which to decline. Dr David Reynolds, chief scientific officer at Alzheimer's Research UK also said that this study only adds to the debate regarding the benefits of these activities on the aging brain and does not outright reject ideas of "use it or lose it".

Health Care Say no to raw cookie dough — CDC warns
Author: 0 Say no to raw cookie dough — CDC warns

Officials are warning people not to eat the raw cookie dough. Flour and raw eggs can contain bacteria and salmonella , which of course, can make you sick. USA Today reports there are cookie doughs that are advertised as safe to eat without baking. Instead, we use eggs that have been pasteurized to kill any harmful bacteria without actually cooking the egg itself.

Health Care Republic 'will face food shortages' in no-deal Brexit
Author: 0 Republic 'will face food shortages' in no-deal Brexit

The former Foreign Secretary refused to rule out a leadership bid against the Prime Minister, but said she could stay on even if MPs reject her Brexit deal this week. "That is an absurdity and we can not go down that route". Labour faces a fresh row over its Brexit policy after a frontbencher took part in a rally calling for a second referendum.

Health Care This is the best time to get your flu vaccines
Author: 0 This is the best time to get your flu vaccines

Most people have likely had the flu at some point - with symptoms such as a constant cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches and fatigue - yet many myths and misperceptions remain. "This flu vaccine is a good match; it was updated this year to provide better coverage to the different strains of the flu", she said. Furthermore, the vaccine's side effects are minor, and it does not cause the flu, as is believed by 31 percent of those who are not planning to get the flu ...

Author: 0 Doctors blame tap water in neti pot for brain-eating amoeba

The amoeba causes a "very rare disease that is usually fatal" called granulomatous amoebic encephalitis (GAE). Now a case study recently published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases has shed light on how the amoeba entered her brain.

Health Care US Man Coughs Up Blood Clot ‘Cast’ of His Lung
Author: 0 US Man Coughs Up Blood Clot ‘Cast’ of His Lung

Wieselthaler told the Atlantic that in this case, the patient had an infection that increased levels of a protein called fibrinogen, which helps blood clots form; and higher levels of fibrinogen could have helped the man's large clot to stay intact when it was coughed up.

Health Care First Baby Born After Uterus Transplant From Dead Donor
Author: 0 First Baby Born After Uterus Transplant From Dead Donor

The baby was born on December 15, 2017, through a C-section, and is believed to be the first to be born with a uterus from a deceased donor. The first successful birth from a living uterus donor was in Sweden in 2014, and there have only been 11 babies delivered that way since.

Health Care Karnataka's Morab villagers drain lake after HIV+ woman drowns
Author: 0 Karnataka's Morab villagers drain lake after HIV+ woman drowns

Dr Prabhu Biradar, Hubli-Dharwad City Municipal Corporation (Chief Medical Officer) said, "After the patient with suspected HIV committed suicide , people of the village have started removing water from the lake so that they don't get HIV which is totally unscientific as HIV doesn't spread through water".

Health Care Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers
Author: 0 Ocasio-Cortez Calls on D.C. to Pay Higher Wages for Staffers

Another lawmaker, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), also pays interns $15 per hour, his office told Fox Business . "$21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions 'could not be traced, documented, or explained.' $21T in Pentagon accounting errors", she wrote on Twitter on Sunday.

Health Care Researchers Develop Quick, Easy Test To Detect Cancer From Blood
Author: 0 Researchers Develop Quick, Easy Test To Detect Cancer From Blood

These clusters of methyl groups , if placed in a solution basically made the cancer DNA fragments fold into three dimensional nanostructures that can be separated by being stuck to solid surfaces like gold. Because cancer is such a slow-developing disease, Di Carlo said the study's detection time of 10 minutes , versus the normal wait time of one week, isn't necessarily a game-changer.

Author: 0 First baby born using uterus transplanted from dead donor a 'resounding success'

He said any doubts he had about the potential importance of uterus transplants were erased after meeting the mother of the first baby born after a live donor uterus transplant . "It enables use of a much wider potential donor population, applies lower costs and avoids live donors' surgical risks", he said. The uterus was removed from recipient post that.

Health Care ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notification available today on Apple Watch
Author: 0 ECG app and irregular heart rhythm notification available today on Apple Watch

Owners of Apple Watch Series 1 or newer aren't left out. The ability to take ECGs anytime, anywhere is one of the main selling points of Apple Watch Series 4 - and by far its biggest advantage over rival smartwatches. Macrumors noted last week that Apple was already starting to train employees how to communicate relative to the latest version of the watch, with instructions that include making it clear the ECG app is regulated and only available in regions where it's been cleared for use.

Health Care It's not too late to get a flu shot
Author: 0 It's not too late to get a flu shot

Flu season is upon Mississippians, and state health officials are advising people to get a flu shot to help prevent the illness. There have been five flu-related pediatric deaths across the nation so far. 5. "The flu vaccine is the single best way to protect you and your loved ones against the flu", Commissioner of DPH Jeff Howard, M.D. Grundy County Health Department accepts the following insurance plans for most medical services offered: Medicare, Medicaid, BCBS of IL PPO, BCBS Blue ...

Health Care Baby from dead donor's womb gives infertile hope
Author: 0 Baby from dead donor's womb gives infertile hope

In this case, the womb donor was a mother of three in her mid-40s who died from bleeding on the brain. The baby was delivered by caesarean section in December 2017. Five months after the transplant, the uterus showed no signs of rejection and the recipient was menstruating regularly. But out of the 10 womb transplants from deceased donors, none of the procedures has resulted in a birth - until now.

Health Care This New Test Could Detect All Types of Cancer in Just Minutes
Author: 0 This New Test Could Detect All Types of Cancer in Just Minutes

Researchers have discovered a curious difference between the DNA from cancer cells and that from healthy cells, and this finding could lead to a new blood test for cancer. "This test could be done in combination with other simple tests, and become a powerful diagnostic tool that could not just say that you have cancer, but also the type and stage", said Carrascosa.

Health Care GSK seals £3bn Horlicks sale to Unilever
Author: 0 GSK seals £3bn Horlicks sale to Unilever

The second-biggest deal by value in the consumer goods space is that of Diageo picking up majority stake in United Spirits. After the merger of GSK Consumer Healthcare and Hindustan Unilever (HUL), GSK will own about 5.7% of HUL, while Unilever's holding in HUL will be diluted from 67.2% to 61.9%, according to regulatory filings by the companies.

Health Care South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer
Author: 0 South Florida girl in need of rare blood to fight cancer

Due to the mutation, experts say the possibility of finding a compatible donor who must be Pakistani, Indian or Iranian, is "less than 4 percent". The birth parents of the donor must be 100 percent Pakistani, Indian or Iranian and their blood type has to be type "O" or "A".

Health Care Taoiseach takes HIV test to fight stigma
Author: 0 Taoiseach takes HIV test to fight stigma

The director general (DG) of SACA, Adamu Baba, however, decried that stigmatisation and discrimination still remains an enormous barrier to effective fight against HIV/ AIDS epidemic in the state. It is for this reason that the government is implementing a range of testing strategies to reach the population. Muluzi explained that HIV testing services are also being provided to strategic locations such as workplaces, identified hot spots in communities with high risk behaviours and places of ...