Medical

Expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola is emergency

Expert meeting under way to decide if Ebola is emergency The WHO has previously discussed whether the Ebola outbreak in DRC should be declared an emergency on two occasions. It is the first known cross-border spread of the outbreak since it began in eastern Congo last August. Despite the outcome of the deliberations, "this outbreak is very much an emergency", World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a Geneva press conferen... [Full Article...]

Women sleeping with artificial light more likely to gain weight

Women sleeping with artificial light more likely to gain weight The new study further highlights "the common recommendation that we make for people to remove TVs and other technology out of the bedroom environment to facilitate healthy sleep ", said Dr. The research paper published on Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine is the first study of its kind to find an association between any exposure to television or light at night and gaining weight in... [Full Article...]

Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo

Uganda confirms first Ebola case outside outbreak in Congo The child initially sought care at a hospital in Kagando hospital where health workers identified Ebola as a potential diagnosis. Results of these tests will be known tomorrow, said Uganda's ministry of health. In response to the confirmed case a rapid response team has been dispatched to Kasese to being contact tracing and "management of cases that are likely to occur". [Full Article...]

VA prepares for major shift in veterans' health care

VA prepares for major shift in veterans' health care VHA - not the private sector - provides community for veterans; a place where veterans can heal together and find camaraderie with others who share similar experiences. The program implements portions of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act of 2018 ( MISSION Act ), which both ends the Veterans Choice Program and establishes a new Veterans Communit... [Full Article...]

Data breach exposes personal data of 7.7 million LabCorp’s consumers

Data breach exposes personal data of 7.7 million LabCorp’s consumers As detailed by BioReference in the breach report filed with the SEC, no collections requests have been sent to AMCA since October 2018 and the company as also requested AMCA to "cease continuing to work on any pending collection requests involving BioReference patients". [Full Article...]

HHS to Stop Fetal Tissue Research Within NIH

HHS to Stop Fetal Tissue Research Within NIH Dozens of pro-life leaders and House members successfully pressured the FDA and HHS to terminate the contract, but concerns remained over almost $100 million in tax dollars that continued to pay for other research using tissue and organs from aborted babies. [Full Article...]

Poultry may raise bad cholesterol the same as red meat

The study indicated that restricting consumption of meat altogether, whether red or white, is more advisable for lowering blood cholesterol levels than previously thought . Granted, smaller LDL particles are more strongly linked to cardiovascular disease than large ones. That elevation in bad cholesterol after eating chicken can occur with or without consuming any saturated fat. [Full Article...]

Anti-Trump Protests in London Not 'Fake News'

Anti-Trump Protests in London Not 'Fake News' U.S. president Donald Trump caused an uproar on social media after telling the outgoing UK Prime Minister that Britain's National Health Service (NHS) could be privatised by U.S. Demonstrators filled Trafalgar Square and spilled down Whitehall, a street lined with government offices, before marching half a mile to Parliament. [Full Article...]

LabCorp data breach puts 7.7 million people at risk

LabCorp data breach puts 7.7 million people at risk The breached system held data on 7.7 million LabCorp patients, including some demographic and financial information , but not laboratory test results, according to the filing. The company said it has referred millionsof customers to AMCA for billing collections, and 7.7 million customers had their data stored in the hacked system. [Full Article...]

Quest Diagnostics Says Breach Hit 11.9 Million Patients

Quest Diagnostics Says Breach Hit 11.9 Million Patients The company siad it notified law enforcement and is "committed to our system's security , data privacy, and the protection of personal information". LabCorp also said that as a result of the breach , it's stopped sending new collection requests to the AMCA and suspended the AMCA's work on any pending requests related to LabCorp customers. [Full Article...]

Young couple dies after contracting mystery virus in Fiji

Young couple dies after contracting mystery virus in Fiji Family members said the couple - a former Air Force veteran and former student athlete - were "very physically fit". Texas television station WFAA identified the couple as David and Michelle Paul, from Fort Worth. Family members believe that David and Michelle may have contracted a deadly virus, as the Fiji government had issued warnings about a unsafe flu season in the region. [Full Article...]

Quest Diagnostics: Millions of Files May Be Stolen

Quest Diagnostics: Millions of Files May Be Stolen Quest Diagnostics, one of the biggest blood testing providers in the US, said Monday that a data breach may have impacted up to 12 million patients. Quest has not revealed what forms of financial data have been exposed, such as whether card numbers or security codes are included, or whether or not encryption was in place to protect this information. [Full Article...]

Quest Diagnostics breach: almost 12 million patients may have been affected

Quest Diagnostics breach: almost 12 million patients may have been affected No lab test results were part of that system, but it could mean other personal details like Social Security numbers and medical information were seen. Two weeks later, according to Quest, AMCA then told Quest and Optum360 more about the breach, including the number of patients potentially affected and what information was accessed. [Full Article...]

Ultra-processed food linked to early death, health problems: scientists

But taken along with other research linking processed foods to ill health effects, they said the message is straightforward: Strive to eat more "whole" and minimally processed foods. What are ultra-processed Foods? The French study included more than 105,000 men and women who were, on average, 43 years old at the start. Inconveniently, though, there's a growing body of evidence illuminating all... [Full Article...]

Can Custom-Made Fungus Kill Off Malaria?

Can Custom-Made Fungus Kill Off Malaria? Leger said after the earlier study . "They are very malleable, you can very easily engineer them genetically". That helps the fungus to immediately start making the toxin once it enters a mosquito. There were 1,500 mosquitoes used for the experiments. According to the results of the study, the mosquitoes increased when left alone. "The transgenic fungus quickly collapsed the mosquito popu... [Full Article...]

CDC: US Records Greatest Number of Measles Cases Since 1994

CDC: US Records Greatest Number of Measles Cases Since 1994 The disease was once common in the United States but became rare after vaccination campaigns that started in the 1960s. As of Thursday, the agency said, there have been 971 measles cases reported since the start of the year. However, a very small fraction of those infected can suffer complications such as pneumonia and a risky swelling of the brain. As of May 29, there were 550 confirmed case... [Full Article...]

TSA to allow some CBD oil, hemp products

TSA to allow some CBD oil, hemp products Previously, the TSA banned all marijuana and products derived from hemp. The official also said TSA's screening process is focused primarily on security and threats so TSA agents don't specifically search for marijuana, "but if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer". [Full Article...]

WHO set to officially classify video game addiction as a mental disorder

WHO set to officially classify video game addiction as a mental disorder Numerous gamers may not agree with the gaming disorder and reject this theory. It will start to take effect on January 1, 2022. As of this week, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) has not only amended its definition, it's also determined that burnout is a real diagnosis and medical condition . [Full Article...]

Burnout, gaming disorder deemed medical diagnoses by WHO

Burnout, gaming disorder deemed medical diagnoses by WHO The ICD-11, which is to take effect in January 2022, contains several other additions, including classification of "compulsive sexual behavior" as a mental disorder, although it stops short of lumping the condition together with addictive behaviors. [Full Article...]

World Health Organization officially recognizes 'burnout' as a medical condition

Lale Say , the coordinator of the adolescents and at-risk populations team at WHO, in June 2018. According to Kotaku , the World Health Organization finally recognized gaming as an illness . Burnout as a psychological term was first described in the mid-1970s, BuzzFeed reports, when psychologist Herbert Freudenberger used it to describe cases of "physical or mental collapse caused by overwork... [Full Article...]


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