Medical

Amazon Buys PillPack for $1 Billion

Amazon Buys PillPack for $1 Billion PillPack is meaningfully improving its customers' lives, and we want to help [ PillPack ] continue making it easy for people to save time, simplify their lives, and feel healthier. "This now means that the retail side of the business is largely incapable of driving footfall into stores which could help support the prescription and pharmacy side of the business". [Full Article...]

Air pollution is also a cause of diabetes, says a research

Air pollution is also a cause of diabetes, says a research The main causes of type 2 diabetes include an unhealthy diet, inactivity and obesity , but this study highlights the significance of outdoor air pollution. The study is published in the journal The Lancet Planetary Health . "Evidence shows that current levels are still not sufficiently safe and should be tightened". [Full Article...]

Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to contaminated canal water

Romaine lettuce outbreak tied to contaminated canal water And yes, the romaine lettuce you buy at the store or pile on your plate at the salad bar now is safe to eat. This has been the nation's largest E.Coli outbreak in more than a decade. coli got into the canals in Yuma, and how that led to contamination of lettuce from multiple farms. "This is a broader contamination event that impacted a lot of farms and ranches, and then went into the supply c... [Full Article...]

Summer’s First NYC West Nile Virus Case Reported

Summer’s First NYC West Nile Virus Case Reported Mosquitoes can be more than pesky insects. As of June 27 , the ISDH released a warning to locals in Elkhart and Carroll County (link goes to the ISDH's live monitoring of the virus) that the virus has been detected in mosquitoes in the area. [Full Article...]

Woman has 23kg ovarian cyst removed

Woman has 23kg ovarian cyst removed Ovarian cysts are rarely cancerous, but they can pose serious health risks if left untreated. Kayla Rahn says persistent stomach issues that started past year impacted even the most normal day to day activities. "I knew something was wrong", said Rahn. The next day, on May 26, doctors performed a surgery, during which they extracted the 50-pound ovarian cyst. [Full Article...]

Exercise and obesity are both rising in US

Less than a quarter of Americans are meeting all national physical activity guidelines , according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). When the authors measured the results by gender, an average 28.8% of men met the guidelines. With some exceptions, states on the West Coast and in the Northeast tended to have high... [Full Article...]

23 Percent of US Adults Get Enough Exercise — CDC

The suggested times are 150 minutes of "moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity" or 75 minutes of "vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity" per week. Higher levels of exercise were more common in people who were working than those who weren't, the study also found. The lowest was MS with only 13.5 percent of people hitting the recommended goals. [Full Article...]

Melville Doctor Accused of Medicare Fraud

Melville Doctor Accused of Medicare Fraud The arrests came in dozens of unrelated prosecutions the Justice Department announced together as part of an annual healthcare fraud takedown. Though numerous cases also involved a variety of schemes to fraudulently bill government healthcare programs, officials sought in the latest crackdown to emphasize their efforts to combat the nation's opioid epidemic. [Full Article...]

West Nile virus found in Manitoba mosquitoes: province

West Nile virus found in Manitoba mosquitoes: province AMCA stresses mosquito-borne diseases do not only affect humans - they also kill countless birds, reptiles, animals and endangered species each year. Risk for contracting the virus varies yearly based on precipitation, temperature and mosquito populations, among other factors. [Full Article...]

Stinging sea lice warning posted at some Florida beaches

Stinging sea lice warning posted at some Florida beaches Florida tourists on holidays enjoy a day at the beach in Miami, June 1, 1995. The health department also advises that people seek medical treatment if they get exposed to sea lice, but said some may be able to use home remedies including rubbing alcohol, witchhazel and Epsom salts, to relieve discomfort. [Full Article...]

Amazon acquires pharmacy startup PillPack; purchase price thought to be near $1b

Amazon acquires pharmacy startup PillPack; purchase price thought to be near $1b Led by Parker, a licensed pharmacist, it was an early entrant into the field of online medication delivery. PillPack was founded in 2013 and had a reported valuation of about $330 million as of two years ago, according to Fortune . "Manchester is proud to be home to innovative companies like PillPack that are not only driving our city's economic growth, but improving people's lives". [Full Article...]

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day The CDC estimates there are 1.1 million people in the USA living with HIV, and 1 in 7 of them don't know it. "There are people who want to know their HIV status but hesitate to go to the doctor's office because they may not want to disclose certain behaviors. [Full Article...]

Excellence of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital reflected in pediatric care rankings

Excellence of UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital reflected in pediatric care rankings The U.S. News rankings highlight the top 50 U.S. hospitals in each of ten pediatric specialties: cancer , cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery, neonatology , nephrology , neurology and neurosurgery , orthopedics, pulmonology and urology . [Full Article...]

Why you should never go down a slide with your child

Why you should never go down a slide with your child Riding down a slide with your little one is so risky that the American Academy of Pediatrics has released statements warning parents not to do it . Hitting back at those who criticized how Clare is holding Meadow in the photo, she said: "We didn't start this way". [Full Article...]

GE to spin off healthcare unit, divest Baker Hughes stake

GE to spin off healthcare unit, divest Baker Hughes stake The Baker Hughes sale comes two years after GE merged its oil and gas equipment business with Baker Hughes. S&P analysts said divesting the health care business would improve GE's balance sheet but leave the less-diversified company vulnerable to more volatility in profits and cash flow. [Full Article...]

Flight attendants get more uterine, thyroid and other cancers, study finds

Flight attendants get more uterine, thyroid and other cancers, study finds Among women, the risk of non-melanoma skin cancer rose in tandem with job tenure. Dr Mordukhovich said: "Nulliparity is a known risk factor for breast cancer but we were surprised to replicate a recent finding that exposure to work as a flight attendant was related to breast cancer exclusively among women with three or more children". [Full Article...]

Flight attendants may have higher cancer rates

Flight attendants, however, are less likely than the general population to die of all causes except plane crashes, said Rob Griffiths, programme director of occupational and aviation medicine at the University of Otago Wellington in New Zealand. [Full Article...]

"Charlotte's Web" patient's mom has mixed feelings on FDA-approved epilepsy drug

Many families have moved to states where marijuana is legal medically or recreationally so they could treat their children with CBD on their own. It's an option for those patients who have not responded to other treatments to control seizures. [Full Article...]

Police Make Arrest In Hit-And-Run Death

Police Make Arrest In Hit-And-Run Death Jail records show the 30-year-old Tampa man faces charges of first-degree premeditated murder, two counts of attempted murder and three counts of leaving the scene of a crash. Morse later admitted to the attack, according to police. Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies discovered Morse's vehicle in Pebble Creek with a piece of tape across the windshield, covering the damage. [Full Article...]

U.S. approves first marijuana plant-derived drug for epilepsy

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug derived from marijuana, which will be used to treat two rare and severe forms of childhood epilepsy . Treatments available for both disorders are far from flawless and some patients resort to buying "self-prescribed" CBD online or from unregulated vendor sites, Dr. [Full Article...]


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