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Global longevity rankings to change by 2040, says study

Global longevity rankings to change by 2040, says study The study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington projects that Singaporeans can live up to an average of 85.4 years in 2040, up 2.1 years from the average of 83.3 years in 2016. "Lifestyle diseases" are the biggest factors affecting average lifespans, say the researchers; for example obesity , high blood pressure , smoking and high blood sugar. [Full Article...]

West Lafayette-Based Endocyte Aquired For $2.1 Billion By Pharma Giant Novartis

West Lafayette-Based Endocyte Aquired For $2.1 Billion By Pharma Giant Novartis Endocyte Inc . ( NASDAQ: ECYT ) shares were up sharply on Thursday after it was announced that Novartis A.G. "We are thrilled that Novartis recognizes the potential for Lu-PSMA-617 to change the treatment landscape for men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), as well as the broader role that RLTs may potentially play in the treatment of cancer", said Mike Sherman... [Full Article...]

World Health Organization calls crisis meeting over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

World Health Organization calls crisis meeting over deadly Ebola outbreak in DR Congo Steffen explained that PHEICs must meet three criteria: they must be extraordinary, pose a risk of worldwide border spread, and require an global response. The DRC's health ministry reported 4 new cases, 3 of which are in the latest epicenter of Beni. The agency has estimated that more than 1 million refugees and internally displaced people are in North Kivu and Ituri, and their movement through a... [Full Article...]

New York Hunter Contracted Rare and Fatal Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains

New York Hunter Contracted Rare and Fatal Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains An MRI of the man's head revealed a striking finding: The brain scan looked similar to those seen in people with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD ), a fatal brain condition caused by infectious proteins called prions. It can also be acquired by eating infected tissue - which is what scientists believe happened when the man ingested the squirrel brains. It is a sister disease of CJD, a si... [Full Article...]

Commercial Bank and QCS in Breast Cancer awareness drive

Commercial Bank and QCS in Breast Cancer awareness drive An MIT artificial intelligence model is said to be as reliable as a radiologist in assessing dense breast tissue in mammograms, a study published Tuesday in the journal Radiology revealed . A significant barrier to early detection of breast cancer is the lack of reliable information. The best defense is to find it early and treat it while it is small. [Full Article...]

Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. This year's looks more promising

Last year's flu vaccine wasn't very effective. This year's looks more promising The vaccine can take time to begin working. Even in a normal season, Health Canada says influenza-related complications can land about 12,000 Canadians in hospital and kill 3,500. The shot is either made with a virus that has been "killed" or "inactivated" or made with "only a single gene from a flu virus (as opposed to the full virus) in order to produce an immune response without causing inf... [Full Article...]

Mad cow disease - BSE - found on Scottish farm

Mad cow disease - BSE - found on Scottish farm The Scottish Government also said in a statement: "The Animal Health Agency (APHA) is investigating the source of the outbreak". "It is described as "classical BSE", like the vast majority of cases we have seen in the UK". The nation was declared "BSE free" in 2009 and was given " negligible risk " status by the World Organisation for Animal Health previous year. "We will continue to work cl... [Full Article...]

Arizona health officials confirm 2 cases of rare illness paralyzing kids

Arizona health officials confirm 2 cases of rare illness paralyzing kids The CDC is investigating over 100 possible cases of the disease. A risky and rare disease that's similar to the polio virus is on the rise in the USA, and it has health officials baffled. "What is alarming and frightening is they suddenly develop weakness, and typically it's in an arm or leg. and it comes out of the blue.and that weakness comes and often times it's persists", Dr. [Full Article...]

PM open to sending Nauru refugees to NZ

PM open to sending Nauru refugees to NZ The Guardian is reporting that Montana was arrested and ordered to leave the island, and mentions a source that claims officers from the Australian Border Force had requested police not handcuff her. "We were particularly shocked by the many children suffering from traumatic withdrawal syndrome, where their status deteriorated to the extent they were unable to eat, drink, or even walk to the toi... [Full Article...]

Florida child dies after contracting flu, state health officials confirm

Florida child dies after contracting flu, state health officials confirm Experts recommend that everyone over the age of six months get the flu shot, and the sooner the better. The flu patient was a child who tested positive for influenza B and died between September 30 and October 6. Child's death first of the flu seasonTALLAHASSEE, Fla. "The more people who get the flu shot, the less chance the virus can spread while protecting more people.", Webby said. [Full Article...]

Drug-resistant Salmonella Hits Dozens Across US

Drug-resistant Salmonella Hits Dozens Across US Dozens of people across 29 states, including MI, have gotten sick in an outbreak linked to a variety of raw chicken products. The outbreak has made almost 100 people sick across 29 states, including MI, according to the CDC report. Because no common supplier has been found, the CDC can not steer people away from any particular source of raw chicken. The US Department of Agriculture's Food Sa... [Full Article...]

WHO to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak

WHO to meet on Congo's Ebola outbreak Aid workers on the frontline of the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are being met with significant suspicion in many communities in North Kivu - contributing to the 33 new confirmed cases of the disease last week, the worst on record since this most recent outbreak began in August. [Full Article...]

Analysts Call Attention:: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, (NYSE: UNH)

Analysts Call Attention:: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated, (NYSE: UNH) Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in UNH . Welch Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of UnitedHealth Group during the 2nd quarter valued at about $106,000. Insiders sold a total of 94,745 shares of company stock valued at $24,995,290 in the last 90 days. Overall, the number of aggregate UNH shares held by institutional investor... [Full Article...]

Mystery Illness Causing Paralysis in Children Baffles Doctors

Since 2014 there have been almost 400 confirmed cases of AFM across the United States. Messonnier said the CDC recently received increased reports for patients suspected to have AFM with an onset of symptoms in August and September. According to yesterday's warning issued by the CDC, the disease could be linked to environmental toxins, genetic disorders or other viruses such as West Nile. [Full Article...]

Dozens Fall Ill In Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Chicken

So far, no deaths have been reported. The outbreak strain was been identified in samples taken from raw chicken pet food, raw chicken products, and live chickens. Germs in raw chicken can spread to other foods and kitchen surfaces. The CDC cautioned doctors that this strain resists the effects of common antibiotics, and said numerous patients also had urinary tract infections. [Full Article...]

Multiple cases of rare polio-like illness under investigation in North Carolina

Multiple cases of rare polio-like illness under investigation in North Carolina Enterovirus (EV) D68, a virus from the same family as polio , is the leading suspect, having been closely linked to the 2014 outbreak, Pardo-Villamizar said. The two cases this year were in the southern and southeastern parts of the state. "Our medical team has been reviewing vaccine records when available during this year's investigation and do not see a correlation", said CDC spokeswoman Kri... [Full Article...]

Apple Watch Tapped For Knee And Hip Surgery Patients’ Clinical Study

Apple Watch Tapped For Knee And Hip Surgery Patients’ Clinical Study Its goal is to guide patients before and after their procedures. Over a million knee and hip replacements occur every year in the US making them two of the most common surgeries Americans undergo. Currently, only those registered in the study will be able to use the mymobility app. Researchers will marry this data and patient-reported feedback with the activity and health data collected by t... [Full Article...]

Many Dietary Supplements Tainted With Drug Ingredients

Many Dietary Supplements Tainted With Drug Ingredients Importance Over half of adults in the United States report consuming dietary supplements. And here's the database where you can see which supplements are on the FDA's naughty list - but be warned, the list only includes a small fraction of the potentially hazardous products with hidden ingredients marketed to consumers on the internet and in retail establishments, notes the FDA. [Full Article...]

What is acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), the polio-like illness causing worry?

The disease is being called acute flaccid myelitis , or AFM , and although researchers suspect that it's caused by a virus, no virus has yet been discovered that's associated with the condition. "As a parent myself, I understand what it is like to be scared for your child". "Parents need to know that AFM is very rare even with the increase in cases we're seeing right now". [Full Article...]

CDC: 'Mystery illness' leaving dozens of children paralyzed

The condition causes muscle weakness, which can result in paralysis. There have been no confirmed cases of AFM in Maine this year, according to Emily Spencer, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services and the Maine CDC. [Full Article...]


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